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REVIEW: Gojira continue to evolve with ‘Magma’

Artist: Gojira Album: Magma Label: Roadrunner Records Genre: Metal When a long-running band has worked hard to carve out its own niche in a genre, and when it is also able to create an instantly identifiable, unique sound, that band is in rare company. Gojira has done just that. Wild left turns have alienated many […]

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Night Verses announce ‘Into The Vanishing Light,’ stream “A Dialogue In Cataplexy”

It’s almost been a solid three years since Night Verses‘ mammoth debut Lift Your Existence was released, and now we finally have word of their highly-anticipated follow-up, titled Into The Vanishing Light. The new record—produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure)—will be released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an […]

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Between The Buried And Me + Devin Townsend Project + Fallujah = awesome Fall tour

This Fall will bring together Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend Project on the ‘Transcending the Coma Tour.’ As if that wasn’t enough, Fallujah will be joining the fun, continuing to support their newest album, Dreamless. This is meant to coincide with Devin Townsend’s upcoming release, Transcendence. Not to be outdone, Between The […]


Agalloch break up…err…become a one-man project…err…go on hiatus

The metal world was abuzz on Friday with news that long-running Oregon atmospheric black metal band Agalloch was breaking up. This was first stated on the band’s Facebook page. As is often the case, the truth seems to be more complicated than initially thought. Vocalist/guitarist John Haughm took to Facebook to clarify what was happening. […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


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 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 […]


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. […]