Showing posts from July, 2012

STOLEN BABIES Announces Physical and Digital Release Dates for Upcoming Album, 'Naught'

Touring this September with DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA, and Special Guests PARADISE LOST on the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES can now reveal the physical and digital release dates for their upcoming album, Naught. The album will be released digitally on September 18, 2012 and physically on October 16, 2012. The album art was unveiled last week and can be viewed now at The album art is illustrated by artist Crab Scrambly and can be viewed now at this location. Stay tuned for more details about the album coming soon. This September, STOLEN BABIES will be touring the United States with co-headliners Devin Townsend ProjectKatatonia, and special guests Paradise Lost as part of the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” (DTP and Katatonia will alternate in headlining each show). The tour kicks-off in Seattle, WA at Studio 7 on September 4, 2012 and travels throughout the United States until September 24th when it comes to a close in …


As one of America’s most celebrated modern black metal bands, the release ofNachtmystium‘s latest album, ‘Silencing Machine,’ is intoxicating news for fans. ‘Silencing Machine’ is set to be released tomorrow (July 31), but you can hear an exclusive live stream of the entire album right now. Nachtmystium rose to underground prominence with their last two albums, ‘Assassins: Black Meddle Part I’ and ‘Addicts: Black Meddle Part II,’ with an incredible amount of experimental creativity showcased in both releases. With ‘Silencing Machine,’ however, Nachtmystium have gone back to their roots as more of a traditional and atmospheric black metal band. Frontman Blake Judd recently spoke with about where ‘Silencing Machine’ fits in respect to the band’s eclectic catalogue. “This record is more like a follow-up to ‘Instinct: Decay,’” describes Judd. “The ‘Black Meddle’ series that preceded this album were meant to be their own thing, and ‘Instinct: Decay’ and ‘Silencing Machin…


The sound of musical progress re-imagined as an unstoppable spiritual juggernaut, Californian’s prog metal crew 7 Horns 7 Eyes’ debut album Throes Of Absolution is a startling showcase for this young band’s wildly inventive and distinctive sound. A bewildering blend of crushing death metal, Djent-like grooves and freewheeling astral ambience, it looks likely to propel the band to the forefront of metal’s ongoing surge towards a brave new future. “It’s easy and fast to imitate other bands, but there’s really no joy or accomplishment in doing that,” says guitarist Aaron Smith. “Being influenced and inspired is necessary and fine, but a true artist is obligated to create something that stands on its own merits. Really, it doesn’t matter a whole lot to us how exactly we’re categorised, as long as people are able to recognise that we work hard at crafting our music.” Their name is taken from the Book Of Revelations and yes, 7 Horns 7 Eyes are ostensibly a Christian band, but there is much mo…

NEW GREEN DAY SONG!! "Let Yourself Go" live at Red 7 in Austin, TX!



Testament frontman Chuck Billy was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Billy spoke all about the band’s 10th studio album ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ as well as touring Europe and America for the rest of the year. He also shared his view on the current situation with Lamb of God’s frontman Randy Blythe being incarcerated. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Chuck Billy below: Happy to have you on the show and really excited about this new album ‘Dark Roots of Earth’Yeah it’s going good, we’re all really excited with everything that’s been happening. It’s always exciting when you get a new record goin’ and all the hard work is behind you and you’re like, “Alright, now we just get to play.” ’Dark Roots of Earth’ is the name of the new record and I was actually lucky enough to get to hear some tracks in the early stage when you guys were working on some stuff in Los Angeles. Is a lot of what happened during that time what ended up being…

JEFF LOOMIS Performs Two New Songs In Fort Worth

Fan-filmed video footage of former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and his solo band performing two brand new songs — one of which is titled"Speak Of Nothing" — on July 28 at Tomcats West in Fort Worth, Texas can be seen below.

Loomis entered the studio in June to record three new tracks. Joe Nurre(SHADED ENMITY), who plays guitar with Loomis in Jeff's solo band, laid down the vocals for the songs. 

"After we got off our last tour with PERIPHERY and PROTEST THE HERO,Jeff and I got to talking about how it would be cool to do some heavier, death metal-type stuff with some more aggresive vocals," Joe said. "SoJeff and I [decided to hit] the studio with producer/engineer Aaron Smith(7 HORNS 7 EYES), who also recorded and mixed Jeff's latest record,'Plains Of Oblivion'."

Loomis is currently taking part in a North American tour with THE CONTORTIONIST. The trek kicked off on July 14 in Indianapolis, Indiana and will run through August 3. Support on …

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD: Announce Much-Anticipated Fall North American Headlining Tour Kicking Off October 3

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD--described as “a musical force taking a jackhammer to pop music’s boundaries” (Phil Gallo, Billboard, 5/19/12)--have announced a much-anticipated North American headlining tour. It launches October 3 in Orlando and concludes November 3with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin (see full itinerary below). The tour is in support of THIS IS PiL, their acclaimed first album of new music in 20 years that was released this past May via their own PiL Official label, with distribution through Redeye in the U.S. and Cargo in the U.K.   Tickets for the PiL shows will go on sale August 3 and 4: see for ticket links. The potent and eclectic PiL line-up--JOHN LYDON (vocals), LU EDMONDS (guitar), SCOTT FIRTH (bass) and  BRUCE SMITH (drums)—will make stops at such venues as  New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom(October 13)Montreal’s Club Soda(October 16),San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom (October 25) and Los Angeles’ Club NOKIA(October 28), among others…