Speaking to the Dead: Emmure

Frontman of New York's controversy kings Frankie Palmeri sit down with Metal as Fuck for a brief chat about their new record, Street Fighter and how to deal with pesky interview questions...

MAF: Thanks for taking the time out to talk to Metal as Fuck Frankie, firstly what was the creative process like for Speaker of the Dead?

Sybreed - The Pulse of Awakening (Listenable/Stomp)

Girls between the ages of 12 and 45 be warned: Singer Ben’s sensual vocals may trigger multiple orgasms. A guaranteed panty-soaker, this is.

Sybreed are an odd bunch that swims in the confluence of Ministry and Meshuggah.

Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons (Peaceville/Stomp)

Norwegian black metal pioneers are back! Or should I say Black/Punk pioneers? Maybe Blue Collar Metal pioneers? The fact is that Darkthrone are once again delivering the finest metal that only a band with more than 20 years of existence could offer!

Circle the Wagons is topping the string of releases which people out there are calling black punk.

The Devil Rides Out announce national tour

The Devil Rides Out announce The Heart & The Crown national tour.
Tour Dates: 
12/06/2010 - 27/06/2010

Combining the heavy big groove fuzz of stoner rock with the dirty lowbrow swagger of garage blues, Western Australia’s The Devil Rides Out have established themselves as &ldq

Hour of Penance - Paradogma (Unique Leader/Stomp)

Whilst the Catholic Church is in turmoil, Hour of Penance celebrates!

When I first purchased Hour of Penance's 2008 album, The Vile Conception, it was on a pure whim: I thought the logo was pretty cool.

Soul of an old machine: Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell

In Perth for the last of the Big Day Out festival dates, Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares get comfy on the Metal As Fuck interview couch. Watch the videos here!

It’s 10.50am on an already-hot Sunday morning when Dino Cazares, rubbing his eyes, wanders into the hotel lobby where I’m waiting with MetalBeast, who is on camera oper

Katatonia - Night is the New Day (Peaceville/Stomp)

This is music for gliding through bleak, chilly woods at 3 am. Or staying at home and having a shovel. Either way it's pretty excellent.

As I write this, it’s tipping down with snow outside my window, and looking bleak and frostbitten in a pretty, delicate Dickensian way.

Rob Halford on Winter Songs

The Metal God talks to Metal as Fuck about Winter Songs: what it means to him, why he did it, and which tracks he personally likes best...

When I talked to Rob Halford about his latest release, the Halford Christmas album Winter Songs, one of the first things he said to me was that it must be weird to be talk

Darkest Hour - The Eternal Return (Victory/Stomp)

Being their sixth album, The Eternal Return combines a lot of Darkest Hour's best efforts from their older material with some different, and established, elements.

There are many bands in the worldwide metal scene that take a little bit out of many genres and mash it together, making something that, to the band's ears is unique and fresh, but to many listener

Halford- Winter Songs (Metal God/Stomp)

God rest ye merry hessians, let nothing you dismay, For good Rob Halford is singing songs about Christmas, yay! To save us all from shitty bands and make us all feel gay (happy), With tidings of leather and whips, leather and whips, Wiiiith tiiiidinnnngs of Leaaaather and whiiiiiips.

Christmas is the greatest time of year. It’s the one time when you can get away with being utterly retarded.