Gene Hoglan (pictured left) is certainly one of the busiest drummers in metal. With Death, Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, and more already on his résumé, he most recently laid tracks for Testament’s Dark Roots of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. But amidst all of this, there is a Meldrum record that was never […]
In case you’ve missed Opeth on the touring cycle for their latest album, Heritage, the band’s entire show from their recent Australian tour has been posted online. You can check out video from Opeth’s December 16, 2011 show at Sydney’s Enmore Theater below. Heritage is out now on Roadrunner Records.
Storm Corrosion is the long-awaited collaborative project from Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt—but you might not guess it from listening to this debut album. Rather than playing the progressive metal associated with those bands, the duo crafts dark, cinematic orchestral music closer to the experimentation of Univers Zero or Scott Walker. Perhaps […]
After it was revealed yesterday that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, members of the hard-rock and metal community have followed the Sabbath’s request to send Iommi warm thoughts. Check out the words of support, below, for the man who helped give birth to metal—from the likes […]
Last week, we posted our picks for the Best Music Videos of 2011, bestowing top honors on Skrillex’s “First of the Year (Equinox).” Then we asked you to vote on what you thought was the best video on that list. Below, you can see the Top 5 results of the poll, as well as read […]
We just posted our list of the Best Music Videos of 2011. Now we’re asking you, what is your favorite among our picks? Vote below, as many times as you want, to tell us. UPDATE: Find out the winners here.
Sure, music videos aren’t what they used to be since MTV all but dropped the “M.” But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still bands who give a serious shit about the clips they produce to accompany their songs. 2011 had its share of badass music videos–here are our picks for the 10 best. And […]
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor kicked off his solo tour in style earlier this week, by performing an acoustic cover of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Taylor’s ode to this particular Bon Jovi hit follows in the footsteps of Opeth, whose rendition of the […]
Swedish prog-metallers Opeth took a break from the serious business of showcasing their new album, Heritage, to bust out a bit of classic Bon Jovi while on tour in Orlando, Florida, recently. Check out the video, below, of frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt leading the crowd in a rendition of “Wanted Dead or Alive.” Let us know what […]
It’s not as if Opeth needed to reaffirm their place among prog metal’s elite, but the Swedish quintet’s 10th studio full-length gets it done effortlessly. Heritage, free of growling vocals, isn’t “heavy” by Opeth standards. Instead, it luxuriates in psychedelic jazziness, ’70s rock organ aplenty, and exquisite acoustic passages that recall 2003′s Damnation. Frontman Mikael […]