134 – Getting Stale

I promise this episode title isn’t about the podcast itself. I think this is one of the better episodes in a while, in fact! We discuss a bunch of new music, including Krisiun, Epica, Born of Osiris, Anaal Nathrakh, Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, and Erra. Then some happenings, like Kvelertak getting a new vocalist, Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine and his terrible hot take, The Ocean (not to be confused with Oceano, Eden) working on a double album, Eden’s Alkaloid prognotes, and me meeting a fellow metal musician and discovering his awesome band Cartilage. Along the ride, we discuss how modern production is ruining death metal (I promise it’s not “old man yells at clouds”), the DC cinematic universe, and more. Also, we do cool people time with Enter the Gungeon and Middle Earth: Shadow of War DLC, and me waxing poetic about puzzle games, including The Spectrum Retreat, (The) Portal 1/2, The Talos Principle, The Witness, The Swapper and more. Enjoy!

Release Day Roundup – 6/29/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

Half-Life – Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive have come a long way since the days of all-ages, community center shows at which I became acquainted with them. For one thing—going by the banner picture above—drummer Ben Gordon is now rocking an impressively luscious set of golden locks, while guitarist Jeff Ling is showing his seniority…

PHOTOS: This Summer’s Last Stand Tour: Slipknot, Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine—August 15th, 2015 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Tinsley Park, IL

Who doesn’t love a good Slipknot headlining tour? Especially one that takes you all the way back to high school! The incomparable and quintessential metalcore act took to the road with This Summer’s Last Stand as the tour moniker with groove metal specialists Lamb of God at their backs, who…

Singled Out (7/18 – 7/24): New Music From Uneven Structure, Bring Me The Horizon, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, and More!

In case you haven’t been following, Singled Out is our new weekly column to round-up all of the singles and new tracks from the past week dropped by bands we cover. Consider this our weekly mix to help keep you all on top of the latest releases from across the metallic…

Slipknot Release Music Video For “Killpop”

Slipknot fans are having the time of their lives right about now, with the band’s triumphant return last year followed by a spate of massive live shows. Turns out said fans are in for yet another treat, as the band have unveiled a music video for “Killpop” off 2014’s .5: The Gray…

This Month’s Issue Of Decibel Confirms It: New Opeth To Be Awesome, Yet Void Of The Metals

I recently purchased a subscription to Decibel Magazine. Several things contributed to my choice of a subscription, including the nostalgia of anticipating that monthly magazine delivery, those kickass exclusive flexi-discs, and the need within myself to further support and immerse myself in metal culture. Decibel is easily the best metal…