PODCAST: Glacially Musical #174 – Albums On The Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal Movie Soundtracks

Time for another new chaser episode! Nik and Keefy just debate what albums are on the Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal-centric Movie Soundtracks! Keefy sings some STP!!Continue reading

Kerry King Books Additional European Tour Dates For His New Band

Kerry King of Slayer
has booked additional tour dates in Europe, in addition to Rock AM Ring and Rock IM Park, and other previously announced US festivals and tour dates with Lamb of God and Mastodon. King is riding high on the news of the Slayer reunion and new single “Idle Hands” The debut release
From Hell Rise, will be out on May 17th, 2024. More details to follow soon. Continue reading

Listen to Kerry King’s Thrashy and Evil Debut Solo Single – “Idle Hands”

UPDATED: Kerry King of Slayer
has released his first solo single ever! “Idle Hands” popped up on YouTube and some DSPs overnight on February 5th, 2024. The track Features King, Paul Bostaph (Slayer) on drums, co-lead guitar from Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence), and Mark Osegueda of Death Angel on vocals. The accompanying visualizer shares the debut release
From Hell Rise, will be out on May 17th, 2024. More details to follow soon. Check out the track now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Unto Others – Strength

Effectively serving as the second Idle Hands album under a new name, it only makes sense for Unto Others’ Strength (Roadrunner Records) to continue the mix of Classic Metal and Gothic Rock last seen with 2019’s Mana. However, debuting with a sound balancing two distinct styles like this inevitably raises the possibility of a tug o’ war taking place on subsequent offerings. In this scenario, it begs the question whether the band will prioritize their Metal side or their Gothic side. But as they say in that one Taco Bell commercial: “Why not both?”

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Part III

Having shown resounding and unequivocal support for every single band so far, the Bloodstock faithful are still raring to go after four full days of partying. As battle commences one final time, highlights on the Sophie Stage include the hard hitting Midlands retro-fuzz of Wolf Jaw, Brighton doomsters Grave Lines, the angry sounding double punch of Vexed and Pist, a debut performance from symphonic death metallers Ghosts of Atlantis, and Manchester black metal mob Necronautical.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Part 2



With energy levels and festival excitement still high, quality acts such as Welsh black metallers Agrona, Norfolk thrashers Shrapnel, Liverpool doom/sludge merchants Conan, and a reinvigorated and retooled Evile invade the Sophie Lancaster Stage, decimating all before them. Birmingham grindcore legends Napalm Death complete the day’s entertainment with a reliably devastating set, the crowd gathered outside the tent almost as huge as the one inside.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Part 1

We’re back!

Sure, we might be having to follow a series of new Coronavirus safety protocols which may or not become a regular thing for live shows, but we’re back. And judging by the size of the opening day crowds spilling out from the main entrance, car parks and campsites, not a moment too soon. Since its inception Bloodstock Open Air has always attracted early birds who like nothing more than to arrive long before the gates even open, but this time feels different. Everyone seems to be here early. Coiled springs desperate for release. The festival’s twentieth anniversary isn’t just a celebration of metal this year, it’s a genuine escape.

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Idle Hands (PDX) Forced to Change their Name Due to Trademark Infringement

In a definite bummer, Portlanders’ spooky Trad Heavy metal Band Idle Hands is being forced to change their name, by another band of the same moniker. The band made a post to social media explaining they will need to change names and they are liquidating all merch asap. The band has been on the rise the last few years, scoring major opening slots and festivals, such as support for King Diamond’s US tour last fall, and already has summer dates lined up for the summer of 2021. Their current 7-inch single – Don’t Waste Your Time is out now, with a vinyl due for release this fall. We’ll keep you posted on the band’s upcoming name change when they figure it out. Continue reading

Emperor, Mayhem And Enslaved Team Up for Exclusive Beyond The Gates Festival 2021 Appearance

Three of the most legendary names in Black Metal will unite for an unforgettable event at next summer’s Beyond The Gates Festival in Norway! Emperor, Mayhem and Enslaved will perform at Grieghallen MCMXCIV as part of the fest with full-album performances of their classic works; Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse, and Enslaved’s Vikingligr Veldi. All three monumental albums were recorded in the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen. Tickets can be purchased at the link below and the full festival lineup, headlined by a reunited Mercyful Fate is here as well! Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Adds Mercyful Fate and Dimmu Borgir!


Bloodstock Open Air, rebooked for 2021, has announced a new headliner! The great Heavy Metal legends Mercyful Fate, featuring King Diamond, will headline the Ronnie James Dio stage on Saturday, along with Dimmu Borgir as special guests. Watch a new trailer now!
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