Friday, January 27, 2012

End of January Playlist

We haven’t given you guys a new playlist recently, and for that we are ever so sorry. You need new music, you want to listen to something that has slipped past you, and you want to relive some oldies that haven’t spun in your player in a while. Trust me, I know what’s best for your all. We’ve got everything from death/grind to thrash to black to proto-70s prog/cult/doom-ish to tech-death, and oh so much more. So here’s a little variety that will be sure to get your fists pumping and your blood spewing from all ends!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Return of the Traveling Metal Festival?

Earlier this week, the initial lineup for this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival was released, and it contained some typical mainstream rock names and some legitimately good metal bands. One has to wonder if this bringing together of not just one good underground band with a bunch of fad hopping, teenage girl obsessing pin-up bands might lead to some more righteous touring festivals.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Exciting Metal Tour News!!!!!!

There have been several great announcements as of late concerning some epically awesome tours. These are the lineups that get all your metal loving panties in a bunch. A couple of them do not have any dates posted as of yet, but we can all agree that everyone is moist with anticipation. Just the names that have been released have made my head spin. First up is the must looked forward to return to the US by blackened death metal heroes Behemoth! Decibel Magazine has announced that after defeating leukemia, Nergal and his horde of beasts are coming back to these shores kill every living being with their mighty roar. Coming along on the trek black metal titans Watain, doomy newcomers The Devil's Blood, and heavy metal bruisers In Solitude. No dates have been released yet but this is guaranteed to be one of the biggest tours of the year.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Cannibal Corpse Shows Old Guard Can Still Dominate

One of the originators of death metal, a living legend that just about everyone loves, Cannibal Corpse are coming back to mutilate the ear canals of every living beast in this world. They just premiered a track off their upcoming album Tourture entitled “Demented Aggression,” and I have to say that this is one of the better songs the band has put out in recent years. It starts off fast, really fast, faster than anything they have played in a looooong time. Corpse Grinder seems to be able to keep up well with his signature growl without losing any steam. The riffing solos are short but amazing, they are exactly what people would want who have been a little disappointed with recent efforts. While I enjoyed such works as Evisceration Plague and Kill, many old school lovers did not like them as much as their classic works, but this track might be evidence of something they can cling on to. The song is fast, heavy, yet melodic; all characteristics of a great Cannibal Corpse death metal classic.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Goatwhore, Goatwhore, and More Goatwhore!!!!!!

Louisiana based blackened death troupe Goatwhore are seemingly popping up everywhere. They are on the cover of the newest issue of Decibel, one of the last remaining US metal magazines that actually still write about metal, good metal, they have just announced a co-headling tour that is going to obliterate audiences all over the US, and they have also released a new song off their upcoming album Blood for the Master. So far 2012 is starting out to be the year of the Goatwhore, and this writer could not be more happy to see this happen.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Weekend Metal Madness

As the new year has begun, the metal underworld has already reared its ugly, frostbitten, mutilated face. Bands are announcing new albums, knew tours, and posting some off their news music for heshers of all ages to enjoy. Whether they are young bands trying to get their careers off to a good start or established bands continuing their legacy of domination, every new year comes with exciting news of new music. Here are a few of the ones we are looking for in the coming months.