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Vote for the Song of the Year

Vote for the Song of the Year

At Revolver, we are bringing this year to a close and making lists like we’re starring in a metal version of High Fidelity. Our December/January issue of Revolver (on newsstands now) features our Top 20 Albums of the Year. Online, we have posts and polls like Best Music Videos. In the meantime, we’re asking you […]

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch Picks His 10 Favorite Albums of the Year

Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch Picks His 10 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 2013. Here, Dustin Boltjes (pictured left), drummer of Skeletonwitch, selects his faves. Skeletonwitch released Serpents Unleashed earlier this year. 1. Gorguts, Colored Sands 2. Carcass, Surgical Steel 3. Noisem, Agony Defined 4. Kvelertak, Meir […]

Playlist: Watain Vocalist Erik Danielsson’s Tour Mix

Playlist: Watain Vocalist Erik Danielsson’s Tour Mix

As Watain wraps up their U.S. tour behind their new album The Wild Hunt, Revolver asked the band’s frontman, Erik Danielsson, to share with us what he has been listening to while on the road. 1. In Solitude, “A Buried Sun” 2. Angelcorpse, “Stormgods Unbound” 3. Sadistik Exekution, “Lupercalia” 4. Amebix, “Arise!” 5. Christian Death, […]

Watain Premiere New Album,  The Wild Hunt

Watain Premiere New Album, The Wild Hunt

Swedish black metallers Watain are streaming their new album The Wild Hunt on Youtube. The album releases today and can be purchased via iTunes or through Century Media Records. In a separate video, frontman Erik Danielsson answered fan-submitted questions about the new record.

New Music Out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

New Music Out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

This week sees new shit from Blessthefall, Born of Osiris, Oathbreaker, Watain, 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 […]

Watain Premiere New Song and Lyric Video, “All That May Bleed”

Watain Premiere New Song and Lyric Video, “All That May Bleed”

Controversial Swedish black metallers Watain have premiered a new song and lyric video, “All That May Bleed.” The track is off the band’s forthcoming new album, The Wild Hunt. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think in the comments.

2013 Preview: The Most Anticipated Albums of the Year

2013 Preview: The Most Anticipated Albums of the Year

2013 is going to be a good year. How do we know? Because some of the biggest, badass-est bands in hard rock and heavy metal are set to drop new bombs over the following 300-plus days. Read on to see just what we mean–and get fucking psyched. A Day to Remember TITLE: Common Courtesy RELEASE […]

Photos: System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Coal Chamber, Meshuggah, and More at Australia’s Soundwave Festival

Photos: System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Coal Chamber, Meshuggah, and More at Australia’s Soundwave Festival

Sydney, Australia, hosted the Soundwave Festival in late February. A bevy of heavy bands performed, including Hellyeah, Meshuggah, Coal Chamber, Trivium, Kvelertak, Dillinger Escape Plan, Steel Panther, Hatebreed, Slipknot, System of a Down, Watain, Machine Head, and more. Photographer Nic Bezzina was on hand to capture the mayhem. Check out what he saw below.

Review: Book of Black Earth – The Cold Testament

Review: Book of Black Earth – The Cold Testament

Fans of Book of Black Earth’s previous releases may shun this Seattle foursome’s transition from murky to crisp production on their latest full-length release. After all, its menacing mixture of low-fi grind and feedback-soaked grandeur was a big part of what made 2008’s Horoskopus so striking and presumably helped the band land tour slots with […]