Interview: Killswitch Engage talk life in Metal!

The latest in the Metal Blade Interview Series sees host Riley McShane of Allegaeon fame chat with Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz about his bands entire career in Metalcore, talking about numerous drunken nights after shows, wearing a cape and having a laugh with everything he does. Judging by his comments it seems that the

Playthrough: Full Set from Vein!

Boston Massachusetts Hardcore mob Vein made their debut upon our shores at Outbreak Fest in 2018 and the rest is history. The bands break through album “Errorzone“, produced by the legendary Will Putney (Body Count, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy) took the band Global. Here’s drum cam footage of Matt Wood from throughout that

NEWS: Homicide set “Point Blank Rage” upon you!

Apocalyptic Thrash act Homicide are set to re-release their sophomore album “Left For Dead” on 21st August with the band sharing “Point Blank Rage” form the new chapter. We reviewed it the first time around and can promise you a tour de force of a Thrash whirlwind. The band shares the premise and musical intricacies

NEWS: Sadistic Embodiment chop off “Catherine’s Braid”?

After a trio of EPs, Calgary and Edmonton based Canadian Death Metallers Sadistic Embodiment (Into Eternity, Untimely Demise) have chosen “Catherine’s Braid” as the first single from their debut full length album “Blood Spell“. That is set for 18th September via CDN Records and described as being like a pungent black onion of many layers

NEWS: Imonolith rescheduled European tour trek for 2021!

Canadian based supergroup Imonolith (Threat Signal, Devin Townsend Project, Methods of Mayhem, Econoline Crush) have announced a rescheduled European tour trek for 2021 with extra dates! It will seem them finally being able to play shows around their debut album together “State Of Being“, which is a fine example of modern Groove Metal. The UK

Playthrough: “Pokémon” from Frog Leap!

We were lucky enough to see Rabea Massaad back in the day when he was simply a drummer. Having ruined his knee in a skateboard accident, he took up guitar and the rest is history as he now plays in Toska, Dorje and Frog Leap. In a flashback to better times, he’s thrown out this

NEWS: God Syndrome are “Still Deprived”!

It’s been 16 long months since “The Feast” appeared as a stand alone single from Russian Death Metal brutes God Syndrome, but they have been in the studio and the result is “Still Deprived“. The single marks their third since 2018’s cover compilation EP and it sees them in top form! You can snap it

Documentary: Live rig rundown with Anger Machine!

A sweaty post rehearsal Merjin Kloosterman has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule to give us a rundown of his live rig. The Anger Machine bassist plays Dingwall and is keeping sharp so that his band can hit the road again in support of their 2019 album “Trail Of The Perished” and

NEWS: Devildriver escape from the “Nest of Vipers”?

Complete with a music video that looks like it was cut from the Robert Rodriguez series “From Dusk Til Dawn“, Devildriver have offered us a third single from their upcoming album “Dealing with Demons“. Going by the name “Nest Of Vipers“, the cut follows “Iona” and “Keep Away From Me” from the ten track affair

Playthrough: “Pray For Rain” from Polaris!

…with immediate touring activities on hold, Progressive Metalcore merchants Polaris have returned to the studio to record a playthrough video for “Pray For Rain” from their new album “The Death Of Me“. When we say they have, well bassist Jake Steinhauser and guitarist duo Ryan Siew and Rick Schneider have, with album producer Lance Prenc