We could go on and on about how good metal has been thus far in the year or about how far the headlong spiral into the abyss we will go before it stops or even debate on what matters and what doesn’t (none of which I’m doing here by the way). The only thing that really matters at this moment in time is this piece of words and that we’re sharing another playlist of what we’ve collectively found that stuck with us in some form or fashion over the past couple weeks. Music has a tendency to allow its listeners a place to go where they can shrug and not give a damn and hopefully you’ll find that place here. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here and head directly below for a playlist tailor made for Saturday.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
As is customary, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums this past Friday, including Lock Up, Fen and more. Our man Josh has a full breakdown here.
We’ve still got a couple of months until the new Full of Hell album comes out, but in case you need that “just got fed through a lawnmower” feeling in your life a little sooner than that, here’s their new song, “Deluminate.”
Scottish pirate metal crew Alestorm announced their fifth album , No Grave But the Sea, due out May 26 on Napalm Records. I don’t see a Taio Cruz cover this time out, but there is a song called “Fucked with an Anchor,” so…
A whole bunch of cool bands were added to this year’s Brutal Assault festival lineup, including The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, Power Trip and Oathbreaker. That is neat. Hatebreed was also added to the lineup. That is less neat.
Southern Lord Records released their Spring 2017 sampler on Bandcamp, with all proceeds from the pay-what-you-want download going to the ACLU. You should get on that.
Finally, Me and That Man posted a video for their new song, “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die.” I can personally guarantee our Literati Overlord has already splooged about 10x to this. Here’s the video:
Me and That Man’s debut album, Songs of Love and Death, comes out March 24 on Cooking Vinyl Records. That’ll do it for now, but check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
Many of you know Jonathan Petkau from his podcast Respectably Loud or his other podcast, which he does with his wife, The X-Hausted Files or from his tireless efforts with the almighty Skulltoaster on Metal Minute or from his black metal project Domestikwom or possibly for keeping the list for MetalBandCampGiftClub nice and tidy. To say Jon is a busy man is an understatement and what I’ve mentioned doesn’t even include Dad duties. So, it is with extreme pleasure and appreciation that we are able to present his Best of 2016 list. Honestly I don’t know where he finds the time to listen to music at all but even the busiest of people need a soundtrack so without further ado, click that continue reading button and jump in. Continue reading →
My name is Josh Thieler. I love music. I love metal. I love lists. I say many things about metal music that I love in list form below. You know what this is. I don’t need an introduction paragraph. Continue reading →
Welcome one and all to In the Flesh, a feature dedicated to the best live music our staff has borne witness to. Last Tuesday, October 11th, I had the pleasure of catching the mighty Skeletonwitch in the historic Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, CA. Skeletonwitch were joined on this tour by death metal up-and-coming sensations Gatecreeper, the bay area’s Necrot, Belgium’s Oathbreaker, and crossover institution Iron Reagan. You may think that a five band bill on a Tuesday night could be considered some form of masochism but with a lineup this packed with talent there is no way I could risk not seeing this, and it ended up delivering on all that was promised. Continue reading →