He Is Legend – White Bat

Holy return to form Batman! Ever since 2009’s outstanding It Hates You, He is Legend’s albums have yielded increasingly diminishing returns – with the title of their previous offering, 2017’s Few, perfectly predicting how many people would wind up taking an interest in it. The once extremely promising act seemed…

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Release Day Roundup – 5/17/19

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…

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All Hail the Yeti – Highway Crosses

Few bands have suffered from the dreaded “sophomore slump” in recent memory as much as Los Angeles’ All Hail the Yeti, The metal world waited four long years following their promising, self-titled, 2012 debut, only to be greeted by the abominably disappointing Screams from a Black Wilderness (2016), which saw…

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PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015: Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, Kissing Candice, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel—July 12th, 2015 @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, Tinley Park, IL

There has been much controversy surrounding this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Festival co-founder Kevin Lynman said a few disparaging things about running the tour, citing that metal is no longer about danger and has instead gotten “gray, bald, and fat.” Slayer guitarist Kerry King was of the same…

Killer Be Streamed

In case you aren’t familiar with recent developments, Killer Be Killed — featuring Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, and former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch — actually lives up to its “supergroup” status, measuring up to be the sum of its parts.…

Comments From Hell (04/11-04/17)

Chris Catharsis brings you the week in review of metal bullshit every Sunday.  All the news you might have missed and whatever else is on the chopping block! Well here I am – writing my first post for HBIH.  It’s a humbling moment, not unlike my first trike ride or…