metal Archive

Interview with Zetro from EXODUS; Playing Albany, NY TOMORROW (11/25) with @SLAYER @OFFICIALSTIG @EXODUSATTACK

With more than 30 years in the scene and still running at full speed, Bay Area Thrash Metal legends Exodus are back with their first album in 4 years. More importantly, Blood In Blood Out (Nuclear Blast) finds vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza returning to the fold after 10 years away from the band. Exodus has […]

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Interview with Eddie Hermida from Suicide Silence; YOU CAN’T STOP ME out in 7/15 & playing @MAYHEMFEST @suicidesilence

Riverside, California Death Metal band Suicide Silence is gearing up for a wild Summer. As happens with some of the more gifted and driven acts, I can recall from having zero clue who Suicide Silence was to being completely bombarded by stories of their performances and music in a matter of mere moments. Only special […]

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Interview with Mike IX Williams of EYEHATEGOD; New Album drops TOMORROW (5/27) and touring @earsplitpr

NOLA sludge legends EYEHATEGOD have to be one of the most enduring Metal bands ever willed into existence. In their 25+ year career, group has unrepentantly served up one of the most caustic and aggressive musical personas in the underground. But the sudden passing of drummer Joe LaCaze, wielder of one of the loosest grooves […]

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Scott Ian “Speaking Words” Review – 3/6/14 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY @scott_ian @anthrax

Legendary Anthrax shredder Scott Ian made a stop in Syracuse, NY during his “Speaking Words” tour on March 6th, marking his first appearance at our beloved mainstay venue, Lost Horizon, in many, many years. Flooded with animated graphics, quirky anecdotes, a paternity squabble, and stories that’ll probably put your best late night tall-tales to absolute […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Celine Derval from SCYTHIA @pearldrum corp #drums #drummers

What does a drummer use for contraception? 
His personality. But what’s with all the sexist talk? Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule (especially female ones!) We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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Interview with Jason Keyser from Origin; New Album OMNIPRESENT in 2014 on @originband @nuclearblastusa

Tech-Death! Nuclear Blast Records isn’t a label to mess around when it comes to brutal, mind-bending death metal… This much we know. But with a band like ORIGIN on their roster, they’ve pretty much set the benchmark standard for what every other band wants and wishes they could do.

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Scott Ian (Anthrax) “SPEAKING WORDS” Tour announced; Hits Syracuse’s Lost Horizon on 3/6/14! @scott_ian @anthrax

Attention 315’rs: Anthrax’s Scott Ian is going on a spoken word tour this year, and our very own Lost Horizon is hosting a very rare appearance on March 6th Come get ridiculous with us and watch as one of metal’s most well-known and revered axe-men gives us a glimpse into his amazing career!  *Scott Ian’s A […]

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Interview with Sebastian and Harley from Noisem; Playing @a389recordings X Bash! @earplistpr

Baltimore, Maryland 5-piece brutalizers Noisem are primed to have a banner year in 2014. Not only are these hometown heroes set to destroy the stage at A389’s annual bash during the label’s 10th anniversary festival in January, but the group was just tapped to perform on the insane lineup that composes Decibel Magazine’s 2014 tour, […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Claire Percival from DEAD LABEL (IRELAND) @deadlabelirel; @Zildjiancompany

Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band is going to perform well. You CANNOT have a solid band without a […]

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@CMJ Interview with Human Furnace from Ringworm @rngwrm13; New Album Hammer Of The Witch on @relapserecords slated for 2014!

Cleveland, Ohio’s Ringworm is one of the most chaotic hardcore metal bands on the market, and has been since their beginnings in 1991. All gaps in their performance history aside, the Relapse Records act continues to punish and pummel the eardrums and senses of their listeners with their trademark aural assault. There’s just something about […]

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Interview with Stef Jomphe from INSURRECTION; New Album PROTOTYPE out NOW

Canadian Death Metal band Insurrection recently dropped their new album of fury titled Prototype. In yet another ripper from the North, I for one am looking forward to a chance to see a bit more of all this this mayhem down here in the states. Not that we don’t have plenty of metal of our own […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer/Misery Index) @PIGDESTROYER @MISERYINDEX @ddrumusa

Hey, did you hear about the drummer who finished high school?
 Me neither. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Interview with Brendon Flynn from Freya; Releasing Paragon of the Crucible this month! @freyaband

Syracuse, NY metal band Freya have had quite an interesting career for themselves thus far, one that has taken them across musical genres and found them experimenting with a wide range of sonic possibilities. Though the band has had a few lineup changes over the years, but none are stronger than this current incarnation, and […]

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Interview with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust; Chemistry of Consciousness out NOW @TOXICHOLOCAUST @RELAPSERECORDS

Portland, Oregon. While it probably reminds some of hi-end coffee shops, hippie-hipsters, and legal weed, my main interest in the state comes by way of a qualtity little trio called Toxic Holocaust. Consisting of Joel Grind, Nicholas T. Rage, and Phil Gnaast, these thrash-punk-metal warriors have been decimating audiences and eardrums since 1999 with so […]

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Review of EAST OF THE WALL – Redaction Artifacts – Available on Translation Lost Record TODAY (10/29/13)

When a band has a few releases under their belt, they tend to sway one of a handful of very predictable ways. The first would be an attempt to reach out to a broader audience; very abruptly detracting from their finely tuned sculpted sound, and the brand they have established with their longtime listeners.

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Drummer Spotlight with Gene Hoglan @genehoglan @pearldrumcorp @evansdrumheads @sabianvault

What did the drummer say to the band leader?
 “Do you want me to play too fast or too slow?” Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and […]

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Interview with Oli Herbert from All That Remains @atrhq ; Played KROCKATHON @krockcny in #Syracuse @razorandtie

Boston, Massachusetts 5 piece metal group All That Remains has been steadily climbing the ranks of the music scene in recent years, no small feat given the vast ubiquity of heavy music across the national and international metal landscape. As an original member, guitarist Oli Herbert has been with All That Remains for 15 years […]

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Download Grandfather and Eminence’s new albums right here, right now! @eminenceband @thesyndotcom

From Brooklyn to Brazil, Live High Five has got you covered! Right now, you can download and/stream new album by one of the best bands to come out of NYC in a while, GRANDFATHER’s In Human Form. And while we’re at it, why not cop yourself a copy of Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s maniac metalheads, EMINENCE’s new […]

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Interview with All Else Fails (Joe Pesci Edition); Fucktropolis out NOW! @Allelsefailsca #fuck

Fuck. Every once in a while, you go into work with your Give-a-Fuck Meter on “0” and 8 hours left in the day. It’s not the most pleasant way to go about things, but it just happens. You just want to say “Fuck” a lot. Then, you get a fucking email from a very fucking […]

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Full band interview with Brooklyn’s GRANDFATHER; In Human Form drop 8/13! @thesyndotcom

FUCK YEAH!!! Brooklyn, NY 4-piece Grandfather fricking rule!!! Though I was just introduced to the group a few days ago via some random online posting somewhere, I was immediately impressed by the shear power these guys bring to the table. I wouldn’t call it Metal necessarily, but the sonic power these guys wield is something […]

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Interview with Cauldron from @ORIONMUSICMORE @Cauldronmetal @earacherecords

Here’s one we did on the fly in Detroit during Orion Music and More. Canadian metal trio Cauldron tore through a great set of classic heavy metal on Day 2, and we are looking forward to catching these guys in the near future. Metalheads unite! What’s up everyone? Once again, this is Greg Allis with […]

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EMINENCE PREMIERES “NO CODE;” NEW ALBUM, THE STALKER, OUT AUGUST 13Th @eminenceband #brazilian #metal

EMINENCE PREMIERES “NO CODE” WITH METAL INJECTION NEW ALBUM, THE STALKER, OUT AUGUST 13Th Metal Injection has premiered a lyric video for a new song from Eminence, titled “No Code.” Featuring a guest appearance from Sepultura bassist and longtime friend Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr., the track serves as fans’ first taste of the Brazilian metal quartet’s new album, The Stalker, to be […]

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WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER album GOLDKINDER out 8/13th @thesyndotcom @wbtbwbofficial

Still loving the name of this band, and the single is heavy as shit! Check it out at their website and cop the full album on 8/13! WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER NEW ALBUM, GOLDKINDER, AVAILABLE IN U.S. (AUGUST 13th) “We had about 80 songs recorded during this time, but we kept throwing away recordings […]

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Interview with Mattie Montgomery from FOR TODAY; Coming soon to a city near you. @fortodayband

Christian hardcore band For Today sing the praises of Jesus Christ over heavy, destructive instrumentation. Though some may say religion and faith in the “scene” is detrimental to what hardcore and metal are all about, music brings forth the ability to catch a wider audience in promoting one’s message more so than traditional services and […]

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Interview with Greg Thomas from MISERY SIGNALS; Prepping new album right now! @miserysignals

Milwaukee, Wisconsin isn’t the first place I would think to mention when asking or asked about where good heavy music comes from, but it is the hometown of Misery Signals, and they are fucking HEAVY! When they bring their technical virtuosity, vicious crunch, and polyrhythmic mayhem to the stage with them, spectators should prepare themselves […]

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Interview with Dave and Brett from Bostonian Thrash Metallers REVOCATION! @revocation @scionav @relapserecords

Formed in 2006, Boston, Massachusetts thrash/death metal band Revocation are continuing to whip up a storm of metallic intensity, much to the delight of tech-metal solo enthusiasts and fans of whirlwind tempos. I’m sold… Sign me up! Currently touring in support of their 2011 release Chaos Of Forms, on Relapse Records, as well as Teratogenesis, […]

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Interview with Rana Freilich from LEGACY OF DISORDER (@legacy_disorder); Playing Clifton Park, NY on 10/14

The members of New Zealand 4-piece Legacy Of Disorder have traveled thousands of miles for metal. Talk about dedication to your craft, if you didn’t know, NZ is basically on the other side of the planet… Like a 20-hour flight. Insane right? Well, check out their tunes and see just how crazy they really are!

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Interview with Yngve Andersen from Norway’s Blood Command

Norwegian metal band Blood Command are an artpunk/deathpop/hardcore from Norway. Hell of a musical description, right? Since Norwegian metal is primarily known for one thing, I wanted to get a bit of info on the group for my buddy Pete over at Nordic Spotlight, and all of you out there.

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Show Review for HEAVY T.O. in Toronto

One of the cool points of growing up in a singular geographic location is getting to travel and experience different cultures in different areas of the world. We’re all people and everything, but as products of our physical surroundings, we undoubtedly feel a slight shock when taken out of our comfort zones and thrust ourselves […]

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Show Review for Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 8/1/12 – Darien Lake

This year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival made its way at Buffalo, NY’s Darien Lake this year, and metal heads of all ages made their way from rollercoaster to moshpit on a warm, comfortable day. Buffalo will probably get buried in a few feet of snow come September, so it was nice to […]

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Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper played Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on 7/16/12

A sea of men in black t-shirts, enough beer to float a cruise liner, and more highly hung devil horns than you can count could only mean one thing… A metal concert is brewing. But it wasn’t just any concert, for Iron Maiden, the mightiest of the mighty when discussing British Metal bands, tore through […]

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Randy Blythe remains in a Czech jail cell for no reason.

From Adrenaline PR a few moments ago: July 6, 2012 First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation.  It’s noted and very much appreciated. We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of […]

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Thick As Blood “Living Proof” Album Review

Florida hardcore group, Thick as Blood, is back with their third release, “Living Proof,” since their sophomore effort, “Embrace,” in 2009. 11 tracks of high octane material in under 30 minutes is impressive. First impressions of the overall work: the performance execution is done well, (they all know how to do what they do and […]

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Randy Blythe UPDATE

For Immediate Release June 29, 2012 LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths […]

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A Life Once Lost Interview with Bob Meadows

Philadelphia’s A Life Once Lost are frickin’ heavy… Think Meshuggah with a slightly more Hardcore tinge. Since 1999, the quartet has been bulldozing their crowds with a sick blend of punctuated rhythm, technical riffage, and tortured vocals. It’s really fun to watch in concert.

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Dream Theater 6/15/12 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY

If there was ever any need to verify an artist’s previous visit to a particular town, none was more convincing than Dream Theater’s James LaBrie when speaking about the group’s first time in Rochester, NY in 1992. Snowed in and unable to leave, he spoke of eating lots of chicken wings and drinking too much […]

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Miss May I Interview with Levi Benton

The new wave of American Hardcore and Metal… Sometimes I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m just aged out, but the whole tight pants, dyed black hair, whiny-singing-to-growled-vocal- changeup just isn’t really my bag. I always liked my Metal and Hardcore angry, and my Emo sad enough to slit a wrist. A lot of the […]

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Archive: Interview with Alexis Brown from STRAIGHT LINE STITCH @slsband1

Formed in 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee’s Straight Line Stitch is a 5-pc metalcore group with a long history. Boasting a 4 album 3 EP catalogue, the band has been pushing forward into the mainstream music environment, bent on becoming a force within the metal community. It hasn’t always been an easy trek (the group has had […]

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Gwar Interview with Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Odorus Urungus)

Faux red blood and green alien cum smattered all over the audience, elaborate monster costumes, and comically brutal metal music. Yep, that could only mean one thing… GWAR is in the house! This gang of alien musical misfits fits so perfectly into the epicness of metal’s over-the-top nature that one would be hard pressed to […]

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Shadows Fall Interview with Brian Fair

Shadows Fall has been a powerhouse in the Metal world for quite some time. Forming out of the ashes of several prominent Boston Hardcore and Metal bands, their music represents many of the best and most popular elements of the new wave of Metal music. But you knew that already…

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