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Playlist: Torche and Floor Guitarist Steve Brooks’ Driving Mix

Playlist: Torche and Floor Guitarist Steve Brooks’ Driving Mix

Guitarist and vocalist Steve Brooks of Torche and Floor has shared his driving playlist with Revolver. Floor will release its fourth studio album, Oblation, on April 29. 1. Big Star, “Back of a Car” 2. The Soft Boys, “Queen of Eyes” 3. Radioactivity, “Don’t Try” 4. The Primitives, “Really Stupid” 5. INXS, “Just Keep Walking” […]

Brian Elza of Czar Picks the Top Five Industrial Songs by Metal Bands

Brian Elza of Czar Picks the Top Five Industrial Songs by Metal Bands

Considering that the band members’ roots lay in the Chicago industrial scene, with the now-defunct band Acumen Nation, Czar surprised listeners with 2011′s excellent Vertical Mass Burial, an album of angular alt metal that suggests bands like Mastodon and Helmet more than it did, say, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. Still, despite the stylistic shift, […]

Nate Derby of Such Gold Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Nate Derby of Such Gold Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Nate Derby (pictured left), guitarist of the melodic-hardcore band Such Gold, selects his faves.         5. Title Fight, Floral Green “I […]

Jacob Bannon of Converge Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Jacob Bannon of Converge Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Jacob Bannon (pictured left), vocalist of the hardcore band Converge, selects his faves.                 5. Sun Kil […]

Anders Fridén of In Flames Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Anders Fridén of In Flames Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Anders Fridén (pictured left), vocalist of the metal band In Flames, selects his faves.           5. Torche, Harmonicraft “I guess I’ll […]

Exclusive: Stallone, Featuring Ex-Torche Guitarist Juan Montoya, Stream Debut EP, American Baby

Exclusive: Stallone, Featuring Ex-Torche Guitarist Juan Montoya, Stream Debut EP, American Baby

Stallone are streaming their new EP, American Baby, on Revolvermag.com today. The EP, which was released today, October 30, via Limited Fanfare Records, was produced by Stallone, engineered by Craig Carlson, mixed by C.J. Ridings and mastered by Alan Douches. The album artwork (See it below) was created by Juan Montoya, based on a photo […]

Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including Punk and Thrash Stage

Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including Punk and Thrash Stage

Metallica have announced the full details of the lineup for their Orion Music + More Festival, which will take place the weekend of June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This includes the addition of a punk and thrash stage, dubbed Damage Inc. Artists who will perform on the Damage Inc. stage include […]

Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Valient Thorr, and A Storm of Light to Head out on ‘Revolver’-Sponsored Tour

Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Valient Thorr, and A Storm of Light to Head out on ‘Revolver’-Sponsored Tour

Corrosion of Conformity will be heading out on tour this March, accompanied by Torche, Valient Thorr, and A Storm of Light. The Revolver-sponsored run begins on March 1 in New York City. C.O.C. will be touring in support of their upcoming self-titled record, which will be released on February 28. C.O.C., Torche, and Valient Thorr […]

Review: MonstrO – MonstrO

Review: MonstrO – MonstrO

The cover of MonstrO’s debut self-titled album couldn’t match its contents more perfectly. This is pure throwback rock, played by members of Bloodsimple, Danzig, Comes With the Fall, and Torche. Much like Torche, MonstrO’s greatest strength lies in their ability to place floor-rumbling heaviness alongside psychedelic, breezy melodies. “Concertina” is a great example, opening with […]

Live Report: High On Fire at Webster Hall, New York, October 24

General aroma of Webster Hall: Resin-soaked beard.

Number of beards present at Webster Hall: 4,237.

Number of flannel shirts present: 1,482.

Number of dudes wearing the same bootleg Slayer shirt as me: Four. One of us is going to have to change.