Easily one of our most anticipated releases for about 2 years now, FOZZY return with their 8th full-length this May and it is well worth the wait after the unexpected banger-maker that Judas turned out to be. In fact, you know what? I’m just going to come out and say it: BOOMBOX is the absolute BEST FOZZY record to date! Yep, better than Judas! Are you intrigued yet???[Read more…]
Rocket 88 does it again! Oh, you don’t know this fine publishing house of even finer rawk books and more? The publishing house that brought you the Devin Townsend biography? Books on Porcupine Tree and Opeth and Dinosaur Jr? An upcoming book on Devo??? More importantly, they’re the reason you’re sitting here reading about a book that you will soon hold in your hand about the greatest Italian heavy band of today. [Read more…]
New Year’s Day continue to break new ground whether it’s on original tunes or transforming someone else’s classic into their own. On Diary Of A Creep, NYD take some beloved anthems from Garbage, Pantera, and more and infuse them with fresh takes and new technology to create a covers record that won’t make you groan. [Read more…]
Honestly, Lacuna Coil have so many fans already that they don’t need me. Like most of the heavy metal community I first stumbled across Lacuna Coil when their 2002 breakthrough album Comalies exploded onto the scene. [Read more…]
Blake Judd is heading towards the abyss. Drug problems. Band turmoil. You name it, he’s got it. One thing’s for sure, though, his musical integrity is still firmly intact. Despite his recent arrest, Judd is determined to power through and give fans one last hurrah and final albums from both his black metal supergroup Twilight and his main band Nachtmystium. Both are due out next year on Century Media and the first taste of the former is “Voyager”: a tumultuous 7 minute slab of sonic excess that once again reinvents Judd’s primary outfit.
At times hearkening back to 2008’s Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1, “Vpyager” is a promising introduction to the already titled The World We Left Behind as Judd cries “No one can ever take away this lust!” repeatedly.
The World We Left Behind is due in 2014 through Century Media. You can check out a stream of “Voyager” over on Stereogum.