EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Ghost Next Door Shares a NewAnimated Music Video for “Diatribe”


California’s progressive metal band The Ghost Next Door have teamed up with Ghost cult to share the new animated video for their new single “Diatribe!” The track is the second single from their upcoming new album Classic Songs of Death and Dismemberment, due for release on June 21st, 2024 via the great Ripple Music! The new album will be available via CD/Digital formats. Pre-orders are live now at the links below. Prepare to be mesmerized by the video for Diatribe” right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Häxanu – Greve – Naturmystik


When I received the news that I would cover a split between the US-based Häxanu and the Sweden-based Greve for review, I was immensely enthusiastic about it as I’ve always had high expectations of the craftsmanship of both Black Metal acts– all-round mystical, atmospheric, and heavy on belligerent blast beats. Continue reading


Yoshiki to Present “The World’s Most Luxurious Dinner Show” in August, Gives an Update on His Recent Health Struggles


In his first news since his recent hospitalization for health concerns, music legend Yoshiki (X Japan, The Last Rockstars, solo) will host his annual “Evening/Breakfast with Yoshiki 2024” dinner show in August at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, offering a total of ten performances for the annual event which has continually set the bar for quality and elegance at exclusive artist events. The announcement was made at a May 17 press conference in Tokyo attended virtually by media from North America, South America, and Asia.
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Moon Fever Book US Tour Dates with Drowning Pool and A Killer’s Confession



Following recent performances at Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple, Seattle’s Moon Fever will continue to take their brand of rock on the road this summer. The band previously announced some shows, but have just added new dates with Drowning Pool and A Killer’s Confession. Keep reading below for the full live listings.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul – Capture and Release


Having reemerged from its dank void of horror to release To Be Cruel in 2023, deconstructed-avant-doom entity Khanate continues to be pulled piece-by-piece from the mud, as the band’s third and fourth records — 2005’s Capture & Release and 2009’s Clean Hands Go Foul (Sacred Bones Records) — get shined and buffed for physical reissues. Continue reading


BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy Share a Collaborative New Single and Video – “RATATATA”


BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy, two of the most influential bands right now, have collaborated on a new song that will make you dance and sing: “RATATATA”. This song masterfully fuses the signature styles of both bands, seamlessly blending their worlds and pushing the music to exhilarating new limits! Electric Callboy is on tour now and BABYMETAL just had a whirlwind run of dates in the USA. Stream the single and watch the video now!Continue reading


The United States Justice Department is Expected to File an Antitrust Suit Against Live Nation, The Owner of Ticketmaster


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Live Nation /Ticketmaster have come under fire in recent years for what many concertgoers and bands decry as price fixing and artificially inflating ticket pricing, and scalping/reselling. The brand has been under investigation by the US Government after a major public outrage by fans after ticket fiascos such as Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and recently Blink-182. Now according to published reports by CNN and The Washington Post The United States Justice Department and several states are expected to file a lawsuit as soon as Thursday against Live Nation Inc, citing alleged antitrust violations at least in part due to the market dominance of the company’s Ticketmaster unit, a person briefed on the planned legal action said. If this lawsuit is successful, if would send shockwaves through the music induistry, the concert industry, down to booking agents, bands and fans. Live Nation has been the past recipient of ire specifically from metalheads after proof of collusion with bands to create a resale market with major bands, such as Metallica (Editor’s Note: basically every huge touring band has a rep that manages their Live Nation relationship), causing a major embarrassment for the band. In their rebuttal to the current case (but before the filing) being made against them (one of which is that they hold an unfair monopoly on the entire concert industry) they claim they are not unfair and entrants into the field for ticket sales have caused them to defend their brand. They have tried several campaigns to offset this lawsuit from coming down, including their support of the “Fair Ticketing Act,” launching the option for “all-in pricing,” and the On The Road program with Willie Nelson to help venues and stop the practice of merch cuts. Continue reading


Mr Big Share a Single and Video for “Good Luck Trying” – New Album Coming Soon



In the midst of their final tour – The Big FinishMr. Big have just shared a new single and lyric video for their track “Good Luck Trying.” It comes from their tenth studio album, Ten, which was produced by Jay Ruston and Mr. Big, and is due out on Friday, July 12th, via Frontiers Music Srl. In a tribute to their late drummer, Pat Torpey, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, and Billy Sheehan have enlisted Nick D’Virgilio. for the album. Keep reading for the new track and more.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Architects – Of Mice and Men – While She Sleep Live at House of Blues Boston


Five years. It’s been five long years since Architects made the trek across the pond to play live in the states again, but we finally got them back here for the Seeing Red Tour alongside Of Mice & Men and While She Sleeps. Continue reading


Julie Christmas Shares a New Single and Visualizer for “Thin Skin” – New Album Coming Soon


 

Photography : Fred Gervais

Photography : Fred Gervais

Julie Christmas has announced details of her long-awaited second solo album, Ridiculous and Full of Blood, set for release on June 14th via Cult of Luna’s Red Crk label. the avant-garde music legend has shared a new single, her second from the upcoming album “Thin Skin,” streaming now. Julie has also booked European live dates including headline shows in London and Leeds as well as festival appearances at Arctangent, Roskilde, Hellfest and more. Watch it now! Continue reading