ALBUM REVIEW: Melvins – Tarantula Heart


One day we pulled the curtains open on a bright, new day and out there on the street we were greeted by Melvins, taking their Tarantula Heart (Ipecac Recordings) procession all the way through the town. Zombie teddy bears and dogs in suits up on their hind legs stepped in time while King Buzzo, Dale Crover, and Steven McDonald lead the way, soon joined by drummer Roy Mayorga and guitarist Gary Chester from the flanks.
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ALBUM REVIEW: False Fed – Let Them Eat Fake


 

To say that a line-up which features Discharge vocalist Jeff (JJ) Janiak, guitarist Stig Miller (Amebix), drummer Roy Mayorga (Nausea/Amebix) and bassist JP Parsons is an enticing prospect would be an understatement. This type of musical pedigree promises us that something special looms on the horizon in the form of Let Them Eat Fake (Neurot Recordings).

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Roadrunner United Release Celebrating The Iconic Label to See a Rerelease in 2023


Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)” featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ministry – Moral Hygiene


It’s hard to believe that industrial legends Ministry have been around (in one incarnation or another) for forty years but here they are in 2021, returning with their fifteenth full length studio album. Another title including amusing wordplay, Moral Hygiene (Nuclear Blast Records) is yet another solid release by Al Jourgensen and co. and features a few surprises along the way.

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The Music World Reacts to The Death of Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity


We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading


ALBUM-REVIEW: HELLYEAH – Welcome Home


I believe that it is human nature to want to find a lasting way to immortalize a loved one that has passed away. History has proven that the custom of creating a tangible or abstract method paying homage to the deceased has been a mainstay in almost every culture bringing comfort and solace for centuries. Humans that possess the soul of an artist seem to process loss and grief on a completely different level, most of the time creating something ethereal from their pain. Case in point, the sixth studio album from Heavy Metal badasses HELLYEAH, Welcome Home (Eleven Seven Music) is a fitting and spine-tingling tribute to their dearly departed drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott. The album as a whole possesses some very tasty stand out tracks.Continue reading


Watch HELLYEAH Cover Pantera’s “I’m Broken”, Play Originals at Vinnie Paul Tribute Concert


Last night HELLYEAH paid tribute to their fallen brother and co-founder Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died last summer. At The Celebration of Life, live at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band performed a set of originals including ‘War in Me’, ‘X’, ‘Love Falls’, ‘3’, and also played a Pantera cover of ‘ I’m Broken’ in Vinnie’s memory. The band recently recruited Stone Sour (ex-Soulfly, ex-Amebix) drummer Roy Mayorga to fill-in for Vinnie for the bands’ upcoming touring obligations behind their upcoming new album. Roy performed live with the band for the first time ever last night. No permanent replacement has as yet been named. Watch the videos below!Continue reading


Stone Sour – Hydrograd


It’s not often that a side project from an acclaimed band can stand on par with said original group. After all, a lot of sidebands become the vacation parent to fans; as a stop-gap measure for artists to toss eager followers a bone in between releases. However, that is not true of Stone Sour, launched in the shadows of Slipknot, and for over fifteen years has slowly ascended to the hard rock pantheon on their own merits. In fact, on their new album Hydrograd (Roadrunner), the band has put out an album that actually surpasses a few Slipknot releases outright. Continue reading


Video: Duff McKagan – Preview New Song Off Of How To Be A Man


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Duff McKagan will be releasing a new three song EP titled How To Be A Man, which will coincide with the release of his upcoming book How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions). Musicians on the recordings include guitarist Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and drummer Taz Bentley (Burden Brothers). Preview music below.

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Posted by Duff McKagan on Wednesday, April 29, 2015