“These three bands are the holy trinity and lot of the bands we love can be traced back to these three in about two moves,” says the noise-rock merchants of Whores. And who are those three bands? Whores points to The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and The Birthday Party. Gearing up to release their latest [...]
Not only is Josh Graham the frontman of acclaimed NYC post-metal outfit A Storm of Light–who just released their new album, Nations to Flames–but he’s also an in-demand graphic designer perhaps best known in metal circles for his work with Neurosis. With that in mind, we asked to select and discuss some of the designers [...]
Their second album, Silicon Vapor, is set for release on October 29!
This week sees new shit from HIM, Melvins, The Ocean, Cathedral, Howl, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times [...]
Leave it to the Melvins to rearrange their lineup again—temporarily, this time—for the sake of weirdness. On Freak Puke, vocalist-guitarist King Buzzo and drummer Dale Crover team up with Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn for what’s being dubbed “Melvins Lite.” They might be one drummer short of a full Melvins deck, but the resulting hand [...]
Get a taste of their upcoming EP, ‘Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & the Bees’, here
This past weekend saw the 20th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses landmark Use Your Illusion albums. But 1991 was also the year that many other landmark releases in hard rock and metal came out, including Metallica’s “Black Album,” Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, and many, many more. Below, we want you to weigh [...]
The 10th(!) live release from these indefatigable sludge expressionists is easily their strongest, fully capturing the tension, triumph, and tinnitus hazards of their current lineup…and often better than their studio recordings. Since debuting their double-drummer lineup in 2006, the band has gotten frighteningly precise on records like 2010’s The Bride Screamed Murder. Both drummers—young buck [...]
Today marks the 17th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death.
Melvins, Boss Hog, Today Is the Day, and more will perform at Amphetamine Reptile’s 25th Anniversary bash in Minneapolis on August 28. o celebrate, they will also include an AmRep art retrospective, featuring a Danial Corrigan photo exhibit and a Guit Art show showcasing 35 artists.