Tag: Chimaira

Documentary: Restring with Chimaira!

The original Chimaira ESP Viper is a thing of beauty so to get the opportunity to witness guitarist Rob Arnold restringing it and sharing some tips, tricks and anecdotes about the Cleveland Ohio bruisers past is definitely something that brightened up our day. Believe it or not, 2nd October will be the 20th Anniversary of

Documentary: “The Age Of Hell” by Chimaira

As the final Chimaira album to feature guitarist Rob Arnold approaches it’s tenth anniversary, he gets together with vocalist Mark Hunter to discuss 2011’s “The Age Of Hell“. Everything from working with former Switched vocalist turned Producer Ben Schigel to vinyl editions and how Hunter chooses his vocal style are all in the mix with

Throwback: “Inside” by Sw1tched!

Another band that faded away after selling 100k of records between their debut “Subject To Change” and sophomore album “Ghost In The Machine” were Cleveland Ohio Nu-Metal act Sw1tched. They rose to prominence during a spell that saw them play Warped Tour in 2001 and Ozzfest in 2002 before a wealth of line up changes

Playthrough: “Missing Victims” by Six Feet Under!

Back in 2011 after exiting stage left from Cleveland Ohio bruisers Chimaira, guitarist Rob Arnold teamed back up with former Dying Fetus drummer Kevin Talley who he has recorded with on the Chimaira self titled album. The pair had received the call to join former Cannibal Corpse frontman Chris Barnes project Six Feet Under and

Listmania: Metal Noise Spotify Wrapped 2020!

That’s right, it’s that time of year folks! Spotify Wrapped has given us the top 20 tunes we listened to in 2020, so rather than share the full list, we’re going to do what we did in 2019 and hit you with 5 of those records which we listened to the most in 2020. Just

Playthrough: “Pictures In The Gold Room” from Chimaira!

So much more than a playthrough, the man, the myth, the legend that is Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold has given us a full on guitar lesson for “Pictures In The Gold Room” from the bands sophomore major label record “The Impossibility of Reason“. Incase the imagery doesn’t give it away, the song lyrically takes its

Review: “XILX” by Crawling Chaos

Almost a year ago, Italian Death Metallers Crawling Chaos re-entered the studio to record their second full-length, “XLIX”, a concept album inspired by Machiavelli’s notorious book “The Prince”. Once again opting to record with Simone Mularoni (Ultra-Violence, Void Of Sleep, From The Depths), who also mixed and produced the affair. That was December 2019, a decade after the

Review: “The Blindness of Faith” by In Malice’s Wake

Returning with their fifth album since their 2008 debut “Eternal Nightfall“, Shaun Farrugia (Vocals and Guitars), Leigh Bartley (Lead Guitars), Karl Watterson (Bass) and Mark Farrugia (Drums) are considered veterans of a Melbourne Australia Metal scene that has given us a wealth of bands over that time. Their band In Malice’s Wake is renowned for

Bootleg: Ill Nino in New York!

On their “Revolution Revolución” debut album tour in 2001, Latin American infused Nu-Metal act Ill Nino played Wetlands Preserve on 28th August. That run saw the band joined by Roadrunner Records label mates Chimaira and their vocalist Mark Hunter joined them on stage nightly for a cover of “Eye For An Eye” by Soulfly as well

Review: “Shallow Graves” by Malfested

A brand new Death Metal band forged in the fires of Kortrijk, Belgium and taking influence from 90’s Death Metal bands like Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath and Deicide are Malfested. Formed in the year of the great plague that has been 2020, they have tirelessly worked to bring a mix of New and Old Death