Festival Primer 2017

How to navigate the sheer number of festivals now available for the metal fan? With the aim of helping you sort through this vast variety, we’ve compiled the following primer. It’s by no means extensive; it’s simply impossible to write about all of the festivals we would have liked to mention. We focused on those we’ll be attending and on those who have the most attractive setlists in our eyes. That being said, do feel free to share more great festivals with us in the comments and please enjoy this, our selection of festivals for 2017.

Simplicity Ain’t Punk

Being a writer who’s primary focus has been punk music (and associated subgenres) has been somewhat of an interesting experience. On one hand, I have been allowed to write about the music I love, hearing a vast array of new and exciting artists that are constantly innovating and taking the…

Demon Lung – A Dracula

Stoner metal traverses a very fine line between sludge and doom metal. Pulling influences from both into the syrupy mix that makes it up as a subgenre, modern stoner metal owes just as much to the influential works of Saint Vitus and The Melvins as it does to Sleep. The…

The Melvins Announce New Album And Tour

The Melvins are coming back strong! They’ve just announced their new album, Hold It In, and have also confirmed a tour across North America. Hold It In will be released via Mike Patton’s Ipecac Records later this year in October and will mark the first studio album as a quartet…

Maryland Deathfest XI Lineup Announced!

Remember how I said that 2013’s iteration of Maryland Deathfest was going to be their best yet? Well I wasn’t lying, and they’ve delivered with an astounding lineup that consists of the likes of Down, Sleep, Converge, Pig Destroyer, The Melvins, Ihsahn, and a boatload more. For next year, they’re…