It’s funny: even though I’d marked April 8 on my calendar weeks ago to signify it as “Ihsahn Day,” I somehow completely forgot that the new Deftones album, Gore — which I’ve as excited for if not more excited for — also drops today. Seriously. Didn’t even remember it until I was putting this post together. So yeah! Now I’m officially jacked for today!
It doesn’t stop there, though. We’ve also got a collaborative album from Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas, and new stuff from Geryon, Bog of the Infidel and even everyone’s favorite over-appreciated guitarist, Zakk Wylde! So let’s not waste any more time: here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 8: Continue reading →
Skills in Pillsshouldn’t be as mediocre as it is. Think about it: Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann joining forces with Pain and Hypocrisy mastermind Peter Tägtgren for an industrial supergroup? That’s not an equation that should spell disaster. But with their new project Lindemann, they’ve found a way there, giving us a mostly half-assed effort that, while not without its occasional redeeming qualities, represents far less than either’s best effort. Continue reading →