The Dark Side of the Moon releases first original song, ‘The Gates of Time’

Fantasy-themed metal quartet The Dark Side of the Moon has released "The Gates of Time," its fourth single and first original song. The track comes from the band's debut album, "Metamorphosis," due May 12, 2023, via Napalm Records (pre-order here). Formed by members of Feuerschwanz, Amaranthe and Ad Infinitum, The Dark Side of the Moon has charmed fans with its three... Continue Reading →

Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn to headline 2023 Aftershock festival

Aftershock, set for Oct. 5 to 8, 2023, at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, will feature more than 95 bands, including headliners Guns N' Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn. The four-day weekend's lineup of rock and metal acts also includes Godsmack, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Turnstile, 311, The... Continue Reading →

SiriusXM host Jose Mangin launches annual scholarship

SiriusXM curator/host and founder of Headbang for Science, Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin has launched the annual $33,000 Headbang for Science Scholarship to support the next generation of heavy metal lovers pursuing an education in health care or the physical sciences. Three winners chosen annually each will receive an $11,000 award. “Finally diehard headbangers can achieve national recognition and monetary rewards for... Continue Reading →

Infected Rain shares video for live version of ‘Storm’

Moldovan metal band Infected Rain has shared the video for the live version of "Storm," taken from its upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/CD release "The Devil's Dozen." The set will be released April 14, 2023, via Napalm Records (pre-order here). Vocalist Lena Scissorhands said: "'Storm' is a song that holds a very special place in my heart, and... Continue Reading →

Buckcherry to release new album ‘Vol. 10’ on June 2

Buckcherry will release its 10th studio album, appropriately titled "Vol. 10," on June 2, 2023. The 11-song album features 10 new Buckcherry originals and, as a bonus track, a cover of the Bryan Adams classic "Summer of 69." The album was produced by Marti Frederiksen and recorded at Sienna Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be released in North America by Round Hill Records,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Periphery – ‘Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre’

By Greg Maki Djent schment. Never one for subgenre labels, I’ve always thought of Periphery as a progressive metal band—and one of the leading progressive metal bands in the world at that. So while the members of Periphery take a stand—with their tongues at least somewhat in their cheeks—against the label with the title of... Continue Reading →

Unearth sets North American headline tour with Upon a Burning Body, 156/Silence

Unearth, which will release its eighth album, "The Wretched; The Ruinous," on May 5, 2023 (pre-order here), has announced a North American headline tour with Upon a Burning Body and 156/Silence. "It's been almost five years since we've headlined the Midwest and West Coast of the USA, and we are excited to be coming at... Continue Reading →

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to release debut solo album ‘Rites of Percussion’ on May 5

Drummer Dave Lombardo, co-founder of Slayer, will release his debut solo album, "Rites of Percussion," on May 5, 2023, via Ipecac Recordings. The 13-track collection, previewed with the release of the single “Journey of the Host,” is the result of a 40-year career that saw Lombardo rise to prominence with Slayer, earn two Grammy Awards... Continue Reading →

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