STARKILL post new video, "The Pretender"

STARKILL pay homage to their heroes with a new video for "The Pretender" a symphonic metal rendition of the original and infamous FOO FIGHTERS classic.

This comes in just as the Chicago based 5 piece prepare to announce tour dates before retreating to the studio to record what they reveal to fans as “the most epic album in their entire catalogue." 

Watch the video for "The Pretender" above:
The Pretender” will also be available for download/purchase on Friday February 23rd at:
When asked about the inspiration behind covering “The Pretender” track Parker shares,"Foo Fighters have long been one of our favorite groups of all time, and we’ve long considered doing a cover or interpretation of one of their tracks. “The Pretender” is one of those instantly recognizable rock anthems, and we decided to bring together various aspects from both the original and other versions we had heard to form a cohesive, more metal-centric cover…


Elektra Records North Carolina-based quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise have released a new song “Holy War,” from their upcoming label debut album “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL,” which arrives everywhere on Friday, April 6th. Listen to “Holy War” HERE and watch the accompanying music video, on Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s official YouTube channel HERE.
“The first demo I have for ‘Holy War’ is from December 2015,” says lead vocalist, Sam Melo.  “The lyrics were tongue-in-cheek, even a little humorous at the time.  Over the past few years, those same words have become more ominous - something that has caused me to wrestle with the value of passionate belief.”

Produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” is available for pre-order now HERE. The album launch kicked off last month with the release of its first single, “Fever Pitch.” The track is accompanied by an equally rousing companion visual – watch HERE.
Hailed as one of the …

SLAYER Looks Back on 37 Years

On January 23, 2018, Slayer announced that it would wrap up its 37 years together with one last tour around the globe.  Before the band begins that final sojourn on May 10,  Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph sat down and talked about all things Slayer.  
Leg One, North America of Slayer's final world tour will feature Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament and starts May 10.  The confirmed dates are below.
MAY 10   Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA 11   FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA 13   Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA 16   PNE forum, Vancouver, BC 17   South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC 19   Big Four, Calgary, AL 20   Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB 22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB 24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN 25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL 27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI 29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON 30   Place Bell, Montreal, PQ
JUNE  1    Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT  2…

EXMORTUS announce European and UK tour dates with OBITUARY

On the heels of their North American run with SABATON and KREATOR; SoCal bred neoclassical heavy metal outfit EXMORTUS have been announced as the direct support band for OBITUARY’s upcoming European tour!

"We're beyond excited to tour with the legendary Obituary in Europe! Stoked to shred overseas again!" states EXMORTUS frontman, Conan.

EXMORTUS recently wrapped up the recording for their 5th full length with producer Zack Ohren, who has worked with the band on their last two releases. More information will be made available on that album shortly. The band has spent the last 2 years on the road, touring with acts including Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Marty Friedman, Enforcer, Warbringer, Entombed A.D., Holy Grail and  Cauldron - just to name a few.

EXMORTUS European & UK tour dates w/ OBITUARY
Mar 03, 2018 - Luxor Koln, Germany
Mar 04, 2018 - Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
Mar 06, 2018 - Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 07, 2018 - The Classic Grand Glasgow, Unite…

Behemoth announces 'Messe Noire' live DVD/Blu-Ray; teaser video online; releases 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' live cut

Polish black/death overlords Behemoth have announced to release a brand new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled Messe Noire on April 13, 2018. 

Commented singer, guitarist and mainman Nergal: "'Messe Noire'. Well, that is everything that the Behemoth live magick represents, and we're stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. 'Messe Noire' captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude 'The Satanist' cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth's career and our lives so far! By the release of 'Messe Noire' we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak..."

Watch the official teaser video over at the Behemoth's Facebook page.

The band also released the live cut of the performance of crushing "Blow Your Trumpets…


BAH: Would you introduce the band to our readers, and breakdown their roles in the band.

HP: Tony Milson - Vocals
Aaron Chambers - Lead Guitar
Billy Brynda - Rhythm Guitar
Brandon Bollinger - Bass/Vocals
Preston Seymour - Drums

BAH: When you are on the road and you need to cook a meal who is the best cook in the band and what is their go to meal?

HP: The best cook in the band is most definitely the cooks at Steak N' Shake, ha! We usually don't get an opportunity to actually cook meals, so most of it is canned food, fruits, peanuts, or other packaged food. We're trying to improve the more healthier options on the road though!

BAH: Based out of St. Louis what is the metal scene like there?

HP: It's had it's ups and downs to be quite honest. When we first started out in the scene, we were just getting a feel for it. Currently, I feel like it's on it's way up though, which is good, because it's about building camaraderie within the scene. The more support you …


The Greatest Showman has inspired fans worldwide with  standout Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning anthem “This Is Me” (performed by Keala Settle) – highlighted today by a special fan video with cover performances of the track. Already having been streamed more than 160 million times globally, Settle performed a stunning rendition of “This Is Me” this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (watch). In addition, the song has been used in NBCUniversal’s promotional campaign during the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games(watch).
The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (available now via Atlantic Records) continues to be a triumph, boasting over 900 million global streams. Having received an RIAA Gold certification, the album marks the first soundtrack to score four weeks of 100,000-plus units on the Billboard 200 chart since its transition in December 2014. After spending a three consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart (the first soundtrack to to…