metal (genre)

Magma

Gojira and TesseracT tour invades the U.S. this Fall

We’re only in Spring, but if the thought of Summer eventually ending gets you down, you might need something to look forward to. For those who like their metal especially heavy, hearing that Gojira and TesseracT are going on tour together this Fall should make everything all right. It makes sense, as Gojira is releasing […]

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Fallujah will keep you awake with video for “Abandon”

Ahead of the April 29 release of their third full-length, Dreamless, San Francisco technical death metal giants Fallujah have unleashed their music video for the song “Abandon.” The video presents smoky, ethereal visuals that also reflect the beautiful album art. Musically, it contrasts brutality and heaviness with atmospheric, nearly post-rock moments—a juxtaposition you might find […]

carcass

Carcass, Crowbar announce ‘One Foot In The Grave’ tour dates

If you thought that Carcass was going to rest on their laurels following numerous tours in support of Surgical Steel, you were sorely mistaken. Not only will they be playing the Chicago Open Air festival on July 15 and the Heavy Montreal festival on August 6, in between those dates, they have a solid block […]

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Deftones release abstract music video for “Prayers/Triangles”

In support of the release of their latest album, Gore (which we thoroughly enjoyed), Deftones have released a new music video for “Prayers/Triangles.” The video is utterly colorful, giving it an almost psychedelic feel, and gets very literal with the theme of triangles as the band plays in the background. We also get black and […]

voivod

Voivod to tour a ‘Post-Society’ North America this spring

Thrash-tastic French-Canadian legends Voivod return to the United States this summer, hot on the heels of their Post Society EP that was released back in February. The band has toured extensively over the last year, supporting Napalm Death throughout much of 2015 and embarking on their own headliner earlier this year. This forthcoming followup North […]

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Deftones add U.S. dates for August, select joint dates with Refused

With an already extensive tour that include stops at Download Festival and Rock Am Ring, Deftones will embark on an August U.S. tour kicking off on August 2 in Bethelem, Pennsylvania, where the Sacramento, California band will continue to support their upcoming eighth album, Gore, which will be released April 8 via Reprise records. Swedish hardcore band Refused will […]

REVIEW: Amon Amarth – ‘Jomsviking’

Artist: Amon Amarth Album: Jomsviking Label: Metal Blade Genre: Death metal While there are a number of bands out there that blend metal and their Nordic heritage, you would be hard-pressed to name one who has done so as consistently well as Amon Amarth. By eschewing the traditional folk music influences and committing to the […]

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Amnesia Rockfest reveals heavyweight 2016 lineup feat. blink-182, Rise Against, more

Amnesia Rockfest, the place where punks and headbangers unite north of the border, will once again be rocking the town of Montebello, QC from June 23 to June 26. The headliners for the 11th edition include Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, A Day To Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Korn and Limp Bizkit. […]

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REVIEW: For Today – ‘Wake’

Artist: For Today Album: Wake Genre: Metalcore Label: Nuclear Blast Wake likely won’t convert any For Today non-believers, but long-time fans of the band’s middling metalcore sound should find themselves enjoying a sixth full-length addition to their FT library. This is by no means the Iowa act’s weakest effort to date, but apart from a […]

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Trivium May Be Preparing To Release Their Best Album Yet

Here’s a harsh truth that is tough for any industry professional to accept: Lasting more than five years in music today is an accomplishment for artists in any genre, but managing to stay relevant while changing your sound is something only a select few ever pull off. Trivium, for better or worse, have done exactly […]

WRVTH

Stream WRVTH’s Spectacular Self-Titled Debut

The death metal masterminds of WRVTH (formerly Wrath of Vesuvius) have joined forces with Metal Sucks to begin streaming their brand new self-titled album in full. While I’m usually hesitant to lean on bold proclamations, WRVTH is, without question, one of the best metal albums of the year. The Bay Area quartet’s stunning debut is […]

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Iwrestledabearonce Give Us Chills (and Thrills) With “Green Eyes”

With less than a week to go before Hail Mary arrives in stores, Iwrestledabearonce have shared a new video for “Green Eyes” that is sure to leave an impression. Appearing wrapped in a live snake that explores her body as if her flesh is its home, vocalist Courtney LaPlante is the star of IWABO’s “Green […]