Metal Blade/Riot

Brainstorm - Just Highs No Lows (12 years of persistence) (Metal Blade/Riot)

Like the girl with the little curl in the middle of her forehead, this German band can be very, very good but when they are bad – they are rotten! Luckily though the good far outweighs the bad.

Formed twenty years ago by guitarists Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric and drummer Dieter Bernert, Brainstorm kick off this r

Whitechapel on touring, writing and the 2010 Soundwave Festival

We caught up with Whitechapel's Alex Wade recently, most ostensibly to talk about their forthcoming Soundwave appearances throughout Australia in 2010. Unfortunately, the interview was quite short because the phone connection was absolute shite. Ah well; you win some, you lose some. But suffice it to say, the guys are hell excited about hitting the land down under this coming February.


Fed Through the Teeth Machine: a chat with The Red Chord's Guy Kozowyk

Talking with Guy Kozowyk, vocalist for The Red Chord, was probably the longest interview I've ever done. Clocking in at an hour, we talked music, art, tours, lyrics, and a whole lot more besides.


Charred Walls Of The Damned - 3 Track Sampler (Metal Blade/Riot)

What do you get when you put four talented metal musicians from some very different metal genres together? You get a metal anomaly called Charred Walls Of The Damned. Intrigued?

Being known within two fields as either a legendary metal drummer who has had stints in Death and Iced Earth or in the comedic industry as part of Howard Stern's r

Goatwhore, DevilDriver, Suffocation - Bound by the Road Tour (North America) Jan 2010

The mighty Goatwhore will be returning to the road in 2010 with veteran metal cons, DevilDriver and Suffocation.
Tour Dates: 
07/01/2010 - 19/01/2010




Genre, charts and metal: Trevor Strnad talks Deflorate

The Black Dahlia Murder released their latest album just last month: Deflorate. To talk about the album and what's going on in the BDM camp, I caught up with frontman Trevor Strnad for a bit of a chat.


Amon Amarth @ Club Capitol (Perth), 24 Nov 2009

Perth: ransacked.

The tickets quite clearly said that doors opened at 7.30 pm, but with the support slot once occupied by Victorians Nothing now empty, the venue apparently decided to change that to

GWAR - America Must Be Destroyed Reissue (Metal Blade/Riot)

Dead babies, masturbation, wheelchair sex, faeces and racism; who else could it possibly be?

Fact: everyone knows GWAR. These scumdogs of the universe have been polluting our lowly planet for a frankly astonishing 25 years this year.

Amon Amarth - Versus The World Reissue (Metal Blade/Riot)

The big Swedes return again to smash your face in with the third of four thunderous reissues.

No doubt there will be some sceptics in the metal world who believe that Amon Amarth are simply trying to cash in on their relatively recent success by reissuing the albums that ca