Rex Brown Dismisses Idea that Zakk Wylde Would Ever Take Part in a Pantera Reunion

In a report by Metal Sucks, Rex Brown has given a new interview to eonmusic in which he was asked about the possibility of a Pantera reunion without Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, if it was possible, and whether the constant calls from fans to have Zakk Wyle take Dimebag’s place. Rex says that any Pantera project could only be a tribute and not an official reunion without the brothers. He commented that the band would be enormous if the brothers had lived and that he and Philip Anselmo receive offers for arena shows. And finally, he remarked that Zakk would not be in consideration for even a tribute tour, and that is his definitive answer on that.

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Tommy Vext is Out of Bad Wolves

According to a report by MetalSucks, Tommy Vext has announced a split with Bad Wolves. In a now-deleted livestream on Instagram that was picked up and shared by fans, Tommy announced he is leaving the band. Apparently, the stream did not indicate whether Vext quit, was fired, or the split was mutual. Sources who saw the live broadcast reported to Metal Sucks that Vext claimed his conservative political views caused a rift with his bandmates and their record label, Better Noise, “and that he felt leaving the band was his only option. He said that Bad Wolves will continue without him, that he will launch a solo career, and claimed to have written all or most of the band’s new record himself (whether he was talking about their 2019 album, Nation, or an unreleased future effort isn’t clear).” (All via Metal Sucks). Tommy drew notice from fans and journos in the last few days during the unrest in the Country as fans asked him about his relationship with the other band members and Tommy claimed to be one of the sole songwriters of the group and most of the other band members were his employees. The band has not replied to a request for comment by Metal Sucks.

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Job For a Cowboy Officially Reveals New Album Plans

In a story originally broken by Ghost Cult in 2019, Job for A Cowboy has officially announced their comeback and they are working on a new album due in 2021. The band gave an exclusive interview to Metal Sucks, with part 2 and even more details revealed! The bulk of that album is set to be recorded in October and November. Jason Suecof — who produced the band’s previous three album — will once again be handling production duties.Continue reading

Deftones Reveal More of New Album Title, Artwork, and First Tease of Music

In a story we have been following, Deftones have shared more clues for their new album, reportedly (over at Metalsucks) titled Ohms, and will be released on September 25th via Reprise Records. The band is due to release both a brand new album and a 20th-anniversary edition and a remix album of their classic White Pony, dubbed Black Pony. The band leaked out clues like a treasure hunt for their new artwork, which you can see below started doing press this week (where the titled was shared) and now a stream of a sample of the title track and the tracklist all on Apple Music. The artwork kind of looks like the end of the “When Doves Cry” video, by Prince! Check it out!

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Rage Against The Machine Tour Dates Leak

According to a published report by Metal Sucks, Rage Against The Machine’s 2020 reunion tour has released the first batch of dates beyond the previously announced West Coast tour and Coachella Festival headline Dates. The post with the dates and the admat poster appeared on Twitter over the weekend (November 23rd) and then hastily deleted. If the post is legit, RATM will perform at Hellfest in France, Rock in Rio in Brazil, Riot Fest in Chicago and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY which assumes RATM will headline one day of each fest. The tour is scheduled to visit Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, with additional dates in the U.S. Planned for next fall. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #162: Invisible Oranges’ Andrew Rothmund on the State of Music Journalism


The speed of social media is definitely changing the game of music journalism. Do you really understand the relationship between websites that cover your band, record labels, and publicity? Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #163 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Invisible Oranges’ Andrew Rothmund on the State of Music Journalism. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading

Dumb And Dumbest 86: Twitter and Social Media Marketing with Allfather’s Tom Ballard

Social Media is not just crucial to keeping in touch with your fanbase, but actually helps with sales of albums and merch! Episode 86 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now!, and it’s about covers Twitter and Social Media Marketing with Allfather’s Tom Ballard. Tom and Allfather released a crushing new album last year, they equally crushed social media and made impressive sales for a band of their reputation. Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Matt and Curtis chat with Tom and run through his bands’ wins, and how the steps you need to make your band more successful.Continue reading

Dumb And Dumbest 83: Nails Vs. The Blast Beat Network

Where’s the beef? This week it’s been all about Nails Vs. The Blast Beat Network, playing out very publicly on Facebook and Twitter. Episode 83 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now and tackles this topic from all the angles, and offers a solution! Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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Dumb And Dumbest 70: Clickbait and Metal Journalism

Episode 70 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is steaming right now, and it’s about Clickbait and Metal Journalism! Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Our fearless hosts debate about the value of clickbait and metal websites and journalists are benefitting from it.

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Shaun Callaghan Unleashes Metalized Commercial Chaos



Metal satirist Shaun Callaghan returns with his new album of metalled up versions of classic 80s/90s jingles. From your nostalgic Saturday morning via the medium of speed metal, Metalized Commercial Classics takes you through a nostalgic mind tunnel of such classics as Juicy Fruit and Connect Four, just with more thrash riffing. Check out the full album in the link below.


Press release:
Vocalist/Guitarist of GIVE ZOMBIES THE VOTE and notorious cat crooner brings you Metalized Commercial Classics

OCTOBER 16 (BOSTON, MA) – Shaun Callaghan is back with more deliciously satirical metal fun, releasing METALIZED COMMERCIAL CLASSICS, an independent micro-album of insane metal covers of the 80s and 90s jingles you remember from between your Saturday morning cartoons.

You may recognize Shaun as That Guy ( – you know the one who got wasted and insisted on sweetly serenading his feline friend with a blistering rendition of his bands single? After bandmates found the home video, Shaun’s antics went viral in 2012, cropping up everywhere from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to and every Facebook feed near you.

Shaun is back and putting a metal spin on all of your childhood nostalgia. Recorded in his bedroom and mastered absolutely nowhere, this 4 song collection takes on your favourite classic jingles with hilarious metal style. Nicole Marie (ORCHIDS, Doom Lover) joins Shaun to bring in the feminine touch to a slamming rendition of My Buddy/Kid Sister and offering backing vocals on the rest of the tracks. Other tracks include: Juicy Fruit, Connect Four, and the won’t-leave-your-mind Skip-it.

Listen to it here, all within about two minutes:

Shaun Callaghan is the guitarist and vocalist for Boston-based Melodic Metal outfit Give Zombies The Vote. Find them on Facebook ( and Bandcamp (