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Experimental post-hardcore group Philm—which now features Civil Defiance's Gerry Nestler, War's Pancho Tomaselli and Grammy Award-winner Anderson Quintero—will release a 10" vinyl EP to inaugurate the band's new lineup in early 2017. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere its new song and lyric video, "The Seventh Sun." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Nestler said, "We've just licensed the artwork for the EP and are getting everything ready for the pressing plant but we won't have copies available until the new year...
"At the same time we wanted to give the fans a taste of what's to come, so we decided to leak a track. 'The Seventh Sun' is one of the last things we recorded in L.A. with engineer/producer Chris Sorem prior to our moving to the East Coast. I think the cut is proof positive that Philm is as vital and strong as ever and that we've made a smooth transition with Anderson on board. The EP is a continuation of what we've done musically on our first two full-length albums but at the same time, we're not shying away from exploring new ground. The song 'Time Burner' will probably throw some people for a loop because it's a very jazz oriented piano-based piece, something we've never done within the framework of this band but can do now with Anderson on drums."
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During Metallica's performance, last night, November 1, in Bogota, Colombia, the band performed "Atlas, Rise!" live for the first ever time. The track is the third and latest single from the band's forthcoming album, 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,' which is due November 18 via Blackened Recordings. Video footage of the performance can be streamed below.

Additionally, "Doris," the blind lady of justice who appears on the album cover for '…And Justice For All,' was caught crowd surfing at the show. The clip is below as well.





As previously announced, the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards will take place on December 13 at Webster Hall in New York City.
The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards isn't solely about the performances—though we do have Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil (and more surprises in store). It's here we are (and will be) honored to recognize your favorite artists for their accomplishments that make this music and scene so vital and viable.
The awards show features fan favorite categories such as Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist, Best Vocalist, and many more. Below is a list of the full nominees.
So, make your voice heard and VOTE HERE! You can vote as much and as often as you would like.

Album of the Year, presented by Entertainment One
Deftones, Gore
Megadeth, Dystopia
Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep of Reason
Metallica, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie

Song of the Year, presented by Century Media
Amon Amarth, "Raise Your Horns"
Ghost, "Square Hammer"
Megadeth, "The Threat Is Real"
Metallica, "Hardwired"
Testament, "Brotherhood of the Snake"

Best Vocalist, presented by Spinefarm
Amon Amarth, Johan Hegg
Deftones, Chino Moreno
Killswitch Engage, Jesse Leach
Lacuna Coil, Cristina Scabbia
Of Mice & Men, Austin Carlile

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s), presented by Epiphone
Alter Bridge, Mark Tremonti
Opeth, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson
Megadeth, Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro
Metallica, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
Zakk Wylde

Paul Gray Best Bassist
Black Sabbath, Geezer Butler
Hellyeah, Kyle Sanders
Rob Zombie, Piggy D
Meshuggah, Dick Lövgren
Metallica, Robert Trujillo

Best Drummer
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Billy Rymer
Hellyeah, Vinnie Paul
Megadeth, Chris Adler
Meshuggah, Tomas Haake
Of Mice & Men, Valentino Arteaga

Best Live Band, presented by Metal Blade Records and Black Light Media
Black Sabbath
Rob Zombie

Most Dedicated Fans
Pierce the Veil

Best New Talent, presented by Napalm Records
Stitched Up Heart

Best Film & Video, presented by Razor & Tie
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, "Blood Moon"
Gojira, "Silvera"
Kvelertak, "1985"
Red Fang, "Shadows"
Slayer, "Pride in Prejudice"

Most Metal Athlete
Baron Corbin, WWE
Drew Stafford, NHL
Julianna Peña, UFC
Matt Brown, UFC
Robin Lehner, NHL


Papa Roach have premiered their new song, "Crooked Teeth," which is taken from their forthcoming album which is tentatively due in early 2017. No further details about the album are available at this time. The song can be streamed below.

What do you think of "Crooked Teeth?"


We're proud to announce the 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards!

A riff-roaring, loud, and unholy metallic takeover of New York City is on the horizon, as Revolver Magazine and Epiphone are pleased to announce the return of their jointly-presented, annual hard rock awards show.

Now known as "The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards," the event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 13 at Webster Hall in New York City. The RMAs will be livestreamed by Twitch.TV and hosted by metal legend and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine alongside SiriusXM's Jose Mangin.

As the primary print and digital destination for the latest and loudest from established and legendary hard rock and metal acts, as well as the first place fans look to to discover emerging talent, the Revolver name carries incredible weight. Therefore, it made perfect sense for the show to now be rebranded as the "Epiphone Revolver Music Awards."

The show's move to NYC this year is also a logical relocation, since Manhattan is also where the magazine is headquartered. The city was also selected as it is widely regarded as a hard rock mecca, thanks to its contributions to revolutionizing rock music through the years. NYC is home to legendary artists who helped pave the way for aggressive music, such as The Ramones, KISS, New York Dolls, Twisted Sister, White Zombie, and Anthrax, among countless others.

This year's show will feature the same top-tier talent the production has long been known for. The aforementioned Megadeth will serve as the headliners, while additional performers include Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil and Stitched Up Heart. A Fallen Heroes All-Star Jam, featuring Ace Frehley, Bumblefoot, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, and more is also scheduled. More performers will be announced soon.

As is customary, attendees and viewers can expect plenty of surprises, both unplanned and otherwise, to unfold throughout the course of the show.

Tickets can be purchased right NOW here.

The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards isn't solely about the performances, though. It's here we are (and will be) honored to recognize your favorite artists for their accomplishments that make this music and scene so vital and viable. View the nominees HERE.

And remember to VOTE for the artists you want recognized at the show. Voting takes place now—and yes, you can vote as much as you want.


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photograph by Shaun Vaughn

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will release his fourth book on July 11, 2017 via Da Capo Press. Entitled 'America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World,' the book will address political turmoil in America as well as social commentary.

The publisher's description of the book is as follows:

"The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins 'America 51' with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

"Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and 'man buns.' By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in 'You're Making Me Hate You', Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style."

Will you be picking up a copy of the book?


The Dillinger Escape Plan are no strangers to making headlines with their antics, however, this might be a first for the band. During a live set, frontman Greg Puciato climbed a balcony during the band's performance of "Sunshine the Werewolf." Upon spotting a fan's burger at the top of the balcony, the singer exclaimed: "You guys have f–king food up here?" Pucaito then helped himself to a bite and tossed the remaining burger into the crowd.

Watch the clip below. Would you share your burger with Greg Puciato?





Halloween is arguably the most metal holiday, so it's no surprise that rockers and metalheads go all out with their costumes. Dedicated to gore, goblins, and ghouls, All Hallow's Eve's traditions parallel some if the themes found in metal music. This year, we saw rockers deck themselves out in everything from Donkey Kong to zombies. Check out our gallery of rockers in costume and let us know which ones you like best!


Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have recorded a brutal version of the theme song to Adult Swim's animated series, 'Squidbillies.' The episode that the song appears on, entitled "Squash B'Gosh," can be seen at

"The producers of 'Squidbillies' hit us up a few weeks ago and asked us to record the theme song for their Halloween episode that aired last weekend," explained the band.

What do you think of the band's version?



Every Time I Die got into the Halloween spirit during their performance at Irving Plaza in New York City. The band took the stage dressed as the rock outfit Embarking To Infinity's Door and told the crowd that Every Time I Die were running late and that the faux-band would be performing in their place. Every Time I Die then proceeded to perform their entire set as Embarking To Infinity's Door imposters.

"Sad we couldn't play, extra sad we missed Embarking To Infinity's Door! We've heard nothing but great things," said a post on the band's official Instagram account.

Watch video footage of the band's performance below.

What do you think of Every Time I Die's Halloween gag?