Tag: Metallica

Riff Police! Pull Over! #152: Metallica Vs Brainstorm!

It seems strangely fitting that in a week that saw Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett watch the ESP 400 series guitar he played in the video for their iconic single “One” fetch $112,500 USD at auction (more here) that they should be once again in this feature. Not because they’ve done anything wrong of course. This

Review: “Empiricism” by Incarceration

Five years since their last EP “Catharsis” and Hamburg Germany based Death Metallers Incarceration have unveiled not only a new record but a new line-up as well. Joining vocalist and bassist Daniel de Silva and drummer Michael Koch moving forward are guitarists Pedro Capaça (Violator) and Alex Obscured (Speedwhore, Obscured by Evil) with the band seeking to create

Review: “In Absence” by Cathartic Demise

Embellished with cover art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas, the debut full length album from Kitchener, Ontario Progressive Thrash Metal quartet Cathartic Demise is the culmination of five years of working on their craft. Formed in 2017 by high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar, vocals) who were joined by bassist Aaron Tanner and

Bootleg: “Creeping Death” from Trivium!

In case you hadn’t guessed it, not only is this a freshly released pro-shot video of Trivium taking on “Creeping Death” by Metallica in the live arena, but it also sees the band joined by a pair of impressive guests in Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Robb Flynn from Machine Head. Flynn is no stranger

Review: “Nano 3000” by Sintax

Proving that decent Metal music isn’t limited by geography, the sophomore album from Israeli metal band Sintax is a highly anticipated one as it gets its international release via Sliptrick records on 2nd February 2021. Formed in 2013 from Showrchtsechaye and DeuSphera, the band have featured on the Israeli Headbangers Ball, while 2015’s “Sway for a

Riff Police! Pull Over! #140: Metallica Vs Helloween!

Is this the last time we will see Metallica on the electric chair that is our riff police series? We highly doubt it. After all, they’re pushing 35 years of Dominance in Metal Mayhem not only as being an influence but as being influenced, you see it works both ways… …Kai Michael Hansen is the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #138: Threering Vs Metallica!

The brilliance that is 2019’s “My Last Words” by Last Vegas Nevada duo Threering is has cover art that depicts a woman drowning while being stung by Jellyfish like film “Seven Pounds” in which organs are preserved during suicide for donation. That cover art is the perfect companion to the album itself which is is

NEWS: Enemynside indulge in a little “Battery”!

The Chaos Machine of Italian Thrash Metallers Enemynside has returned with a cover of “Battery” by Metallica to brighten up the darkest of days. The song takes the isolated bass and drums of the original parts from Cliff Burton and Lars Ulrich in the same way the band did with their cover of “Tornado of

Riff Police! Pull Over! #136: Iced Earth Vs Metallica!

August 1990 saw Iced Earth enter the iconic Morrisound studio (Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Morbid Angel) to record their seminal self titled debut full length record with the man himself, Tom Morris. Listening to that record 30 years on and flavours of Thrash, Power Metal and Speed Metal with influences in Iron Maiden and Dio are

Review: “Beyond Blackened” by Jorge Gomez

“Beyond Blackened” is a Metal album that started life as the final degree project of self taught guitarist Jorge Gomez at University in Madrid, Spain and was supervised by the opera singer Laia Falcón. Once the project had concluded and Gomez had finished University he entered The Metal Factory Studios during June 2020 to record