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Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Unveils New Project, Scar the Martyr

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KIllswitch Engage Start US Tour with Miss May I and Darkest Hour Tomorrow

KIllswitch Engage Start US Tour with Miss May I and Darkest Hour Tomorrow

Killswitch Engage start their Disarm the Descent U.S. tour tomorrow. Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive, and Affiance are the supporting acts. As I Lay Dying was originally to provide direct support, but the band dropped off the tour following vocalist Tim Lambesis’ arrest (read more about Lambesis’ arrest here). Killswitch Engage released […]

Darkest Hour Announce New Drummer, Travis Orbin

Darkest Hour Announce New Drummer, Travis Orbin

Washington D.C. melodic -death-metal veterans Darkest Hour have announced the addition of drummer Travis Orbin (pictured above). Orbin brings his unique perspective and talents to the table as a seasoned touring musician (Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane) and as a noted session drummer. “The chemistry has developed into something special, unique, and new. It’s hard to […]

Highness, Featuring Former Members of Darkest Hour, Christie Front Drive, pg. 99, and City of Caterpillar, Premiere New Song, “Gaea (Strings)”

Highness, Featuring Former Members of Darkest Hour, Christie Front Drive, pg. 99, and City of Caterpillar, Premiere New Song, “Gaea (Strings)”

Highness–the group featuring ex-members of Darkest Hour, Christie Front Drive, pg. 99, and City of Caterpillar–are set to release their new record, Hold, on Magic Bullet Records on May 14. In anticipation, the band is premiering the first track on the record, “Gaea (Strings),” right here right now. Guitarist Brent Eyestone comments, “Once Brandon Evans […]

Review: Iron Reagan – Worse Than Dead

Review: Iron Reagan – Worse Than Dead

Featuring Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta and bassist Land Phil (on guitar) alongside two former members of Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan revive the pissed-off political punk/thrash crossover of the ’80s, exhuming none other than the Gipper—every punk’s favorite presidential punching bag—for their namesake. Worse than Dead packs 19 short, sharp shocks like “Eyes Piss Tears,” […]

Exclusive: Iron Reagan–Featuring Members of Municipal Waste and Suppression–Premiere New Album, Worse than Dead

Exclusive: Iron Reagan–Featuring Members of Municipal Waste and Suppression–Premiere New Album, Worse than Dead

The band’s debut full-length is set for release on March 26!

Photos: California Metalfest at the NOS Event Center, San Bernadino, California

Photos: California Metalfest at the NOS Event Center, San Bernadino, California

On November 24, the NOS Event Center hosted California Metalfest VI, which featured a face-ripping lineup including Dillinger Escape Plan (pictured above), As I Lay Dying, Darkest Hour, Animals as Leaders, Pierce the Veil, Unearth, Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, For Today, and many more. Revolver‘s own Stephanie Cabral was on hand to capture the […]

Machine Head Announce North American Tour

Machine Head Announce North American Tour

Machine Head have announced a North American headlining tour beginning next January, in support of their recently released Unto the Locust album. The band will be accompanied by Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour, and Rise to Remain. Full schedule below. You can read a feature on Machine Head and their new record in Revolver‘s Hottest Chicks […]

Live Report: Summer Slaughter 2011

Live Report: Summer Slaughter 2011

Chris Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. […]

Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum Recalls Their Darkest Hours On Tour

Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum Recalls Their Darkest Hours On Tour

With a hot new album, The Human Romance (read our review of the record here), these D.C. metalcore stalwarts are feeling pretty good right now. But as axman Mike Schleibaum illustrated with his list below, this has not always been the case. Getting sent to jail “Roland, Oklahoma, in 2002: That’s right—the infamous event in […]