30 – Crowns Of Symbolical Meaning feat. Chris of Schammasch

Surprise! This week we have an interview, with Chris of Schammasch, the Swiss avant-garde band we’ve been raving about for weeks. We get his perspective on art, avant-garde and meaning behind music. A great chat! Definitely listen to Triangle (here is a good place). Then we do our news round-up, new music from Hatebreed, Six Feet Under (why), Meshuggah, Setentia, Brujeria, The Levitation Hex and the DOOM OST. We talk about Agalloch’s disbanding, Rob Zombie’s being a Babymetal fan (and my short review of their live show), and we talk about Radiohead, Beyonce and Drake taking a stance against Spotify, and the big perspective of the streaming service wars. Then we talk about how album art reflects on the music, inspired by our conversation with Chris. We have an extensive cool people section this time, gushing over DOOM and talking about the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Enjoy!

PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 — July 19th @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA [Part Two]

Earlier this week, we shared photos from this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Born of Osiris, Butcher Babies, and Children of Bodom via regularly contributing photographer Maclyn Bean. Today we finish the photo sets with Emmure, Five Finger Death Punch, Job For A Cowboy, Machine…

First Impressions: Black Sabbath – 13

DISCLAIMER: This track by track review of Black Sabbath’s 13 was written as a one time run through listen of the new album at an exclusive listening event in L.A.. This is not definitive nor refined. A more cohesive review of the album will be released when it is available.

Time To Restore Some Order Up In This Bitch

That’s right you bunch of mouth-breathing, gorilla-faced window lickers; I’m back! For anyone who is interested, I went to one of the rainiest places in England and had six days of solid sunshine. Suck it. Seems like I missed some good shit. We had sixty seconds of new Mastodon that…