In the winter of 2011 a press release hit my email promoting a band from Sweden called “Avatar“. It included a link to a trailer to their upcoming video for “Black Waltz“, and after watching 20 seconds of it, I was hooked. I pre-orderd the album, and started spinning the single as soon as possible. After steadily gaining popularity over the past year, Avatar is heading to the states to play with Lacuna Coil and Sevendust. I caught up with Avatar frontman, Johannes Eckerström, in Sweden before they start the tour to talk about the inception of the band, the creative outlook of Avatar, and what they plan to do once they hit the U.S. Read more [+]
First of all, if you don’t own a copy of the “Black Waltz” from Avatar, what the hell are you doing?! If you remember, this is the new Swedish metal band I start jamming for you during the Rockstar Radio “Heavy Set” back in February.
BLACK SABBATH will embark on tour that is being billed as "The End" in January 2016. The official press release reads as follows: "It's the Beginning of THE END. "It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.
The official lyric video for the song "Here To Mars" from COHEED AND CAMBRIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Color Before The Sun", which will be released on October 9 via 300 Entertainment. The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Stei
Raucous rockers UGLY KID JOE will release a new full-length album titled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" in North America on October 16 via Metalville/UKJ Records. The CD was recorded at JT Studios and Balance Studios in Louisiana with producer (and UGLY KID JOE guitarist) Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, GODSMACK, EVANESCENCE). The official lyric video for t
"All My People", a new song from DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band originally formed by Rikki Rockett (POISON), Tracii Guns (L.A GUNS), Eric Brittingham (CINDERELLA), and vocalist Brandon Gibbs, can be streamed below. The song is taken from DEVIL CITY ANGELS' self-titled debut album, which was produced by the DEVIL CITY ANGELS bandmembers themselves