“Houdini” marked the major label debut for Melvins in 1993 with Atlantic Records taking advantage of the fan base they had built up with their previous Boner Records independent release “Lysol” the year before. Commercially their biggest success and arguably their most accessible release, it is also an album that has a backstory associated with
Download: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Festival going masses. Their mission: to explore strange new Sounds. To seek out new Metal from new bands. To boldly go where no Metalhead has gone before! It might be 11 months away but the organizers of Download Festival have announced a first wave of
In 1983 Pantera were a little known American band from Arlington Texas formed of the greatly missed Dimebag & Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside Rex Brown who had replaced Tommy D. Bradford a year earlier and then vocalist Terry Glaze. They played Glam Metal in those days and it wasn’t until late 1986 Philip H. Anselmo joined the
Released in late May via AFM Records and described as “controversial” is “Sexorcism” by Finnish Hard Rockers Lordi. That’s correct, the band that won that won the Eurovision song contest with “Hard Rock Hallelujah” 12 years prior got down and dirty. Often accused of ripping off Gwar with their appearance, Kiss with their sound and Rob
So Megadeth joining the likes of Kiss and Yes in launching their own Metal Cruise so they can go “Thrashing Through The Pacific” in 2019. According to some recent statements the band are highly likely to be releasing a follow up to 2016’s “Dystopia” next year, through whether it will see the light of day
Written by American songwriter Chip Taylor, first recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965 but made famous by The Troggs in 1966, it’s a classic rock cover for Vs. Tuesday this week. “Wild Thing” has a simple and easily recognisable riff, it’s probably one of the first songs you might learn as a wannabe guitarist.