Friday, September 12, 2014

Slipknot's new members

From help of you get to see the new members. The drummer is hard to identify, but it's rumored to be Jay Weinberg. As you can see with the bassist, he has tattoos on his hand that can help identify him. His name is Alessandro "VMAN" Venturella. He's the guitar tech for Mastodon.  

Slipknot's New DrummerSlipknot's New Bassist

Slipknot - The Devil In I

My friends, the video is finally here. The music video for "The Devil In I", the first official single for their highly anticipated upcoming releasing: .5 The Gray Chapter. It's directed by Clown, and most of the members are wearing masks very similar to their last mask. The one that sticks out is Corey's. It's completely different than any of his older masks. You get to see the two new member, but their identities are still a mystery. Overall, this is an awesome video. Check it out at or down below!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Jeremy Spencer, the drummer for Five Finger Death Punch, gives us some details as to what the band is up to in this interview done by Artisan news. Apparently is four songs deep. These guys sure know how to make great music quickly!

The band starts a tour with Volbeat and Hellyeah in a couple of days, and will be playing at Knotfest 2014. Make sure you catch them in city near you. Here are the dates:

9/16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
9/17 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
9/18 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
9/20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Coliseum
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex
9/23 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
9/25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
9/26 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
9/27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
9/30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
10/1 Reading, PA Santander Arena
10/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
10/10 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/11 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
10/12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
10/14 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
10/16 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum
10/17 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center

10/24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock
10/25 Phoenix, AZ Downtown Phoenix
10/26 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater 


OLD MAN GLOOM is a band made up of members from Isis, Cave In, and Converge. I dig this track. It's called "The Lash". So much sludginess is 2:57. Their new album The Ape of God, will be released November 11th. Here's the track:

Krieg // Ruin Our Lives (Official Video)

Krieg released a solid album in Transcient. Here they are with "Ruin Our Lives". If you dig Black Metal, you're in for a treat.

Black Veil Brides - Faithless

The Black Veil Brides released a new song called "Faithless". This song is coming off of their Self Titled album that comes out on October 27. This band is like modern day Hair Metal. I'm not into it, but if you are here you go:

Revocation - The Making of "Deathless" - Episode 1

I found out about Revocation in late May when I attended a DevilDriver and Whitechapel show. These guys are a pretty impressive Technical Death Metal band. David Davidson is good frontman and an even better guitarist. The drummer Phil Dubois is a hilarious guy too. Here's cool little video of them making their album Deathless which comes out October 14 via Metalblade Records. Here's the video:

Catch them this fall with Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy, and Armed For Apocalypse. Here are the dates:

09/11 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/13 Charlotte, NC – The Chop Shop
09/14 New York, NY – Grammercy Theatre
09/15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore (no Fit For An Autopsy)
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (no Fit For An Autopsy)
09/19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (no Fit For An Autopsy)
09/20 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/21 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
09/22 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/23 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
09/24 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
09/27 Spokane, WA – The Hop
09/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater (no Fit For An Autopsy)
09/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/30 Boise, ID – Crazy Horse
10/01 Portland, OR – Dante’s
10/02 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/03 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
10/05 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
10/06 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
10/09 Austin, TX – Mohawk

10/10 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s


If you don't know of this band, do yourself a favor and check them out! A lot of this video is from them playing Download 2014. Very solid progressive group. 

Catch them in a city near you! They'll be playing with the Devin Townsend Project, and Animals As Leaders. Here are the dates:

11/17 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/18 @ Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/19 @ Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
11/21 @ Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/22 @ The Gateway – Calgary, AB
11/23 @ O'Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
11/24 @ The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/25 @ First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
11/26 @ Metro – Chicago, IL
11/28 @ St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/29 @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/30 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
12/01 @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC
12/03 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/04 @ Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
12/05 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/06 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/08 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
12/10 @ Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
12/11 @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
12/13 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
12/14 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/15 @ The Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
12/16 @ The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA

12/17 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

I Declare War - Blurred Vision

Here's a pretty humorous video from I Declare War. Interesting fact about these guys, as of 2012, all of the orginal members from this band are gone. Anyway, here's the video.

Bloodbath news

Next week Bloodbath will be announcing who their new vocalist is. Michael Akerfeldt, frontman for Opeth, left the band in 2012 leaving the band in need of a new frontman. The new album is called Grand Morbid Funeral and will be released on November 17th. 

Opeth - Moon Above, Sun Below (Audio)

The former death metalers, now prog metalers released a great album a couple weeks ago titled "Pale Communion". Definitely should check it out if you're into metal. Here's a pretty awesome video for the song "Moon Above, Sun Below", enjoy my friends!

Motionless In White - 'Reincarnate' Music Video Trailer

Motionless In White joined Slipknot with the music video tease. The video will be released the smae day their record releases which is September 16. If you want to stream the full album, here is the link:

INCITE "Fallen"

This is the music video for the song "Fallen" by Incite. Incite is a pretty cool newer band that is fronted by Richie Cavalera. Richie Cavalera is the stepson of former Sepultura and current Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera. I guess Metal is just in the Cavalera blood.


Corrosion of Conformity released a music video for their song "On Your Way". It's a pretty killer track from their last album IX. C.O.C
 fans be ready for the return of Pepper Keenan in 2015!

Slipknot - The Devil In I (TRAILER)

Slipknot released yet another teaser. This time it's for their music video for their latest track "The Devil in I". The music video will be premiering tomorrow at 9 a.m. eastern standard time and 6 a.m. pacific standard time. No word on if we'll findout who's drumming and who's playing bass. Here's the clip:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Slipknot details!!!!

So on an interview with Full Metal Jackie Corey Taylor spilled a few beans, but didn't give it all to us. The most interesting part is the part about the masks:

"... We wanted to make something that still looked unified but still stayed with the spirit of what the band is all about. Instead of trying to find something that was individualistic, we designed — well, Clown designed a mask that the drummer and the bass player will both wear. On one hand they get a mask but at the same time, it’s not the individual mask that we in the band use. We knew that any attempt to do anything like that might be taken as disrespectful, but at the same time it’s part of the way of moving, getting past the hardest steps, which is just moving on. So, we decided that we would come up with a mask that works for both the bassist and the drummer and that’s what they’ll wear on stage."

Here's a link to the interview if you'd like to read it:

I'm super stoked to see who the new members are and what the masks look like! The rumors are Donnie Steele is the bassist, and Jay Weinberg is the drummer. Donnie Steele has been playing bass for Slipknot since Paul Gray died, but wasn't playing on stage. And Jay Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg who drummed for Bruce Springsteen. Stay tuned my friends!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Knotfest 2014

Today Stage 004 for Knotfest 2014 was supposed to be announced, but unfortunately that date has been pushed back to September 22. I predict that Suicide Silence will headline stage 004 Saturday October 25 because that is the only day that they do not participate with The Black Dahlia Murder on their co-headline tour. The Faceless is on the poster, but they are not listed on a stage. But they're a lock for stage 004, we just don't know if it'll be on Saturday October 25 or Sunday October 26. Something I'd like to see would be a European heavyweight along the lines of Meshuggah or Behemoth. Neither band has anything going on the two days of Knotfest. Those last two band are just two complete guesses, but stay tuned my friends. I have a feeling this stage will be worth the wait. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Song for your Friday night! Stay Metal my friends! \m/

This is "Drink Drank Drunk" by HELLYEAH. HELLYEAH is a Metal band from Texas, the members are Chad Gray (Mudvayne), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damageplan), Kyle Sanders (brother of Troy Sanders, and formerly of Bloodsimple), and Tom Maxwell (Nothingface). Here's the song! Hope you enjoy!

Knotfest 2014

Slipknot some how managed to put together an incredible destination Metal festival in America. There are plenty or Hard Rock music festivals, but none anything like this one. On September 8th, the festival announces who's playing on Stage 004 on Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th. 

However, there have been a couple of changes made that aren't shown on the flyer. Satyricon is no longer on the bill. Instead, Fear Factory will be headlining stage 005 on Saturday October 25th. Playing for Fear Factory on Sunday October 26th is Avatar, but Napalm Death will headline. This festival will truly be an absolute spectacle! Comment and let me know what you think about the lineup!

Starting point

Heavy Metal has a lot of great things to offer that other genres don't, and the biggest thing it has to offer in my opinion is the incredible amount of sub-genres. The sub-genre that made me fall in love with metal was Nu-Metal. I remember when I heard "Happy" by Mudvayne my mind was blown. I couldn't get enough of Chad Gray's vocals and that opening riff. Then I became hooked and started to listening to heavier and heavier music. I can appreciate every genre Metal has to offer now. I just love Heavy Metal and I want to contribute to the Metal community. On this blog I will review new albums and concerts I attended, tell you about what's going on in Metal, and do a guess game or something of that nature to give a way a new album. At some point I'll also try to get an interview with whomever I can arrange one with. Have a great and Metal weekend you headbangers!