Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann
Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano Talk ‘Worship Music’ Success, Zombie Flicks + More
On the final day of the 2012 Mayhem Festival in Hartford, Conn., we had the opportunity to speak with both Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax, and this is what they had to say. Plus don't forget to enter to win tickets to see Anthrax in concert with Testament on Sunday September 16th at the Toyota Arena in Kennewick.
Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Weighs in on Chick-fil-A Controversy
The Chick-fil-A fast food chain has been receiving a ton of media scrutiny as of late, after declaring that they, as a company, are opposed to gay marriage. Although opposition to same-sex marriage is prevalent throughout America, Chick-fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy created a media firestorm after a series of controversial actions. As the most prominent gay man in metal, Judas Priest voc
Black Metal Band Portrayed in Bizarre FedEx Commercial
How do you know that you’re part of a subculture that most people don’t ‘get’? One clue may be that the subculture is parodied in a commercial. We do need to give credit where it’s due, however, because FedEx just premiered a pretty entertaining ad where a black metal band needs to find a way to ship their golf clubs.
Mastodon Release ‘A Commotion’ Music Video From ‘Feistodon’ Split
With the newly digitized release of the Mastodon/Feist split, ‘Feistodon,’ a music video has been created for the track ‘A Commotion.’ Originally recorded by Canadian singer/songwriter Feist, Mastodon created their own interpretation of the track for the original Record Store Day release of the ‘Feistodon’ 7″ vinyl album.
Queensryche Vocalist Todd La Torre Denies Using Geoff Tate Vocal Tracks at Live Shows
Since the not-so-amicable split between singer Geoff Tate and the rest of Queensryche, the band recently recruited Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre to front the band. Since his debut, La Torre has been accused of using Geoff Tate’s recorded vocals during live performances — an allegation which La Torre has now officially denied.
Randy Blythe Portrayed as Violent and Aggressive by Czech Tabloids, According to Local Journalist
Although the legal process has been a slow and frustrating one for Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe, things may be starting to look up for the vocalist. According to Czech journalist Jonathan Crane, the Czech media has been biased against Blythe from the beginning and he adds that the person shown being tossed offstage in various YouTube videos may not be the deceased fan. He also states that Blythe’s d
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Replacing Paul Gray: ‘There Will Never Be Another Mask’
Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor recently opened up in an interview about continuing the band without beloved bassist and creative mastermind Paul Gray. In the interview, Taylor described the writing of Slipknot’s upcoming album as a healing process, although it has been admittedly difficult to record and perform without the presence of Gray.
Black Sabbath Unleash Pro-Shot 2012 Performance of ‘Paranoid’ Live in England
The fact that the original members of Black Sabbath weren’t able to undertake a full-on world tour in 2012 was devastating to Sabbath fans. Guitarist Tony Iommi‘s cancer diagnosis stuck a knife into the heart of Sabbath fans, and reduced Sabbath to playing only three live shows this year, with their one U.S. date happening on Aug. 3 at Lollapalooza. Add to that drummer Bill Ward ‘s contract dispu
New Music Releases – August 2012
Keep your eyes and ears open throughout August 2012, because there are some new albums coming out that you won’t want to miss.
System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian: ‘We’ll Never Break Up’
System of a Down announced their hiatus in 2006, eventually returning once again as a cohesive unit in late 2010. However, bassist Shavo Odadjian recently revealed that he never considered System of a Down to have been broken up, despite what many fans perceived about the band’s five-year halt. Furthermore, Shavo has gone even further to reassure fans, stating that he believes the band will “never
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Expects New Album to See an Early 2014 Release
Although the news broke yesterday that Metallica were set to begin work in earnest on a new album in September, drummer Lars Ulrich doesn’t want fans to get too anxious about the upcoming release. The Metallica percussionist is “realistically” expecting the band’s 10th album to hit stores in early 2014.
Tool Drummer Danny Carey Offers Update on Upcoming Album
Tool are currently in the process of writing one of hard rock’s most anticipated albums. With the band’s last album, ’10,000 Days,’ having been released in 2006, Tool fans have been mentally pacing in circles, awaiting a taste of new materials from their psychedelic heroes. Luckily, drummer Danny Carey has offered an update on where Tool are in their writing process.