INTERVIEW: John Jarvis of Nest Talks Touring with Pantera and Unveiling Their “Endeavors” Album

In this episode, Keefy chats with John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Scour) of the sludge/doom metal band Nest, as he discusses their latest album “Endeavors,” released through Housecore Records. Listen to their firsthand accounts of touring with Pantera and Lamb of God, and working with Phil Anselmo’s label. Additionally, John offers a fascinating glimpse into the vibrant music community of St. Louis, Missouri – his new home.Continue reading

Riot Fest 2024 Books Fall Out Boy, Beck, Slayer, Pavement, St. Vincent, NOFX, Rob Zombie, Bright Eyes, Sublime, The Offspring, GWAR, Dr. Dog, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Laura Jane Grace, and More

Riot Fest, the iconic annual punk rock and alternative music festival, is excited to announce its 2024 lineup, along with the introduction of an innovative new world, and a venue change, now with parking! This year’s festival will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, from September 20-22nd, featuring 90+ bands over 3-days, and will feature RiotLand, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure” world that promises to elevate the festival experience to new heights.Continue reading

Lamb of God Share a New Version of “Another Nail For Your Coffin” – “Ashes of the Wake” 20th Anniversary Re-issue Coming Soon

With their groundbreaking album, Ashes of the Wake, turning 20 this August, Lamb of God have dropped a new version of the track “Another Nail For Your Coffin,” featuring guest vocalists from Kublai Khan TX and Malevolence. This is the first peek into the expanded, deluxe, 20th anniversary edition of the album, coming August 30th, via Epic Records and Legacy Recordings. The re-release will feature new mixes by HEALTH, Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), as well as demo and live versions of the album’s classic songs. Check out the new version of “Another Nail For Your Coffin” and more below.
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Listen to Lamb of God Re-Imagine “Another Nail For Your Coffin” ft. Matt Honeycut of Kublai KhanTX and Alex Taylor of Malevolence

After some teasing on social media, Lamb of God has shared a new version of their Ashes of the Wake (Epic Records) deep cut “Another Nail For Your Coffin” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album and their upcoming coheadline tour with Mastodon. The track features ft. Matt Honeycut of Kublai KhanTX, and Alex Taylor of Malevolence, who is the opener of the tour, along with Kerry King. Watch now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 486 – Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) on His “Marked Cards And Loaded Dice” Album

Steve Austin is a name synonymous with underground metal. Through his three-decade-plus career with Today Is The Day, as well as his countless production credits on albums both genre-defining and extremely heavy, such as Deadguy, Converge, Unsane, former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra, and Lamb Of God, Steve continues to help evolve the sound of metal. But through it all, Steve is still evolving himself as an artist too, as evidenced by his new project inspired by Classic Outlaw Country! Steve dropped his first single so far gone and his upcoming full-length album, “Marked Cards And Loaded Dice” has been announced, with more details to follow. Reviews editor Tom Osman is back to interview this legend about this new direction, his first gig in the books, and the myriad of other projects in the works, soon to be revealed.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kerry King – From Hell I Rise

December 1st 2019. 

The first day waking up in a post-Slayer world.

A dark day indeed. Continue reading

Sick New World Festival 2024 Announces Stage Times, Draws Outrage From Fans

Following a huge debut in 2023 year, Sick New World kicks off this weekend to Las Vegas Festival Grounds, on April 27, 2024 with an enormous collection of the world’s biggest hard rock, alternative, and up and coming artists. Headlined by System Of A Down, Slipknot with Bring Me The Horizon, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Danny Elfman, Bad Omens, Sleep Token, Knocked Loose, and many more among the 65 total bands. The festival has released its stage times and fans who have purchased tickets are expressing outrage on social media with some selling their tickets and vowing not to go. Check out our coverage of 2023’s festival here, here, here and the full review here, but find out about the drama below.

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Rocklahoma 2024 Books Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Anthrax, Kerry King, and More

After a record-breaking 2023, Rocklahoma returns Friday, August 30, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 to Rockin Red Dirt Ranch in Pryor, Oklahoma — just outside Tulsa — with its biggest lineup yet. America’s Biggest Labor Day Party will feature headlining performances from Avenged Sevenfold and Evanescence (Friday), Disturbed, and A Day To Remember (Saturday), and Slipknot and Lamb Of God (Sunday),along with a huge lineup of top rock and metal bands, including Halestorm, Mastodon, Anthrax, Skillet, Clutch, Nothing More, Kerry King, Coal Chamber and Tom Keifer, among others. 2024 marks the Rocklahoma debut appearance for Avenged Sevenfold, and return headlining slots for both Disturbed and Slipknot. Rocklahoma is hosted by Eddie Trunk. Pre-sale passes go on sale tomorro April 3rd, 2024 at the links below. Remaining passes go on sale to the public 4/5

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ALBUM REVIEW: Perpetua – Resurgence

Scotland: a country of rolling hills and glens; forests, moorlands, and mountains. A people surrounded and enriched by a proud cultural history.

Also Scotland: bad weather, heroic levels of alcohol consumption, and a widely held intolerance of English politics and sporting teams. Also, Metal. Continue reading

Warner Music Group Intends to Buy French Digital Music Company Believe SA, Owner of Nuclear Blast Records and Tunecore

One of the largest record labels in the world, Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced it intends to purchase Believe SA, a French digital music company. Among the many companies Believe owns includes a controlling stake in Nuclear Blast Records (acquired in 2018) and its offshoot Blood Blast Distribution, as well as Tunecore a Brooklyn, New York–based digital music distribution, publishing and licensing service founded in 2006. Tunecore distributes music through online retailers such as iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Beatport. According to the press release you can read below, Warner “would provide Believe with strategic support and financial stability to help the development and growth of the Company, including by accelerating its expansion into new geographies.” Nuclear Blast founded in 1987 in Germany, is home to some of the greatest bands in Metal such as, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, C.O.C., Nightwish, Sepultura, Sabaton, In Flames, Lamb of God (Europe), and countless others. In addition to their legendary main brand known for Rock, Pop, Country, and Dance music, WMG owns a ton of sub labels boasting some of the biggest names in Hard Rock, Metal and Punk like 10K Projects, 300 Entertainment (Highly Suspect, Waterparks), Asylum, Atlantic (Shinedown, Halestorm) Big Beat, Elektra Entertainment (formerly: Metallica, Slipknot & Paramore – current: twenty one pilots, Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson) Erato, First Night, Fueled By Ramen (Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, A Day To Remember), Nonesuch, Parlophone (Iron Maiden), Reprise (Lamb of God in the USA, Deftones, Disturbed, Crosses), Rhino (boxed sets, vinyl and CD reissues, and countless legacy releases), Roadrunner (Gojira, Turnstile, Motionless In White, Trivium, newly signed Deafheaven, Coheed and Cambria, Stone Sour), Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville. WMG’s music publishing arm, Warner Chappell Music, as well as artist management and services divisions. If the sale goes through, it remains to be seen what shape the deal would have and what impact is might have for Nuclear Blast and Tunecore. Stay tuned for more news on this story.Continue reading