heavy metal

Over the last few years, as the remaining remnants of melodic death metal withered on the vine, the genre as a whole began to suffer.

Coming straight from the musical heartland of Texas, Mothership stands poised to enter the fray as part of the new wave of blues-based, old-school heavy metal. A band born by the bonds of family and propelled by a pair of brothers, Mothership comes armed with riffs to spare and solos for everyone. Just before leaving for a tour with the mighty Gypsyhawk, Kyle Juett sat down with me to talk about his band, how they got here, where they want to go, and every stop in between.

Death metal bands are at a disadvantage before I hear a single note of their music. Just by the nature of what they play, it's extremely difficult for any of them to stand out from the pack.

Swedish death metal was a wave. An irresistible force that consumed metal as we knew it, blazing a new trail that left ripples across the entire genre and touched every corner and splinter. In the vanguard of that cascade was Soilwork, a hungry band with an aggressive sound. As the years passed, the wave receded, but Soilwork remains, as strong as ever and on the cusp of the release of their double album "The Living Infinite." We talked with vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid on the eve of this release about the spirit of his band, the new album and the fortitude it takes to make a double record.

Listen to any of Buckcherry’s previous five studio albums and you get the idea they’ve done their fair share of sinning. That isn’t to say they’re promoting poor behavior, but…ok, maybe a little bit.

At this point in their lengthy career, there are a couple things about Darkthrone which are automatically true and indubitably awesome. First is that, good or bad or indifferent, Darkthrone is doing whatever the hell they want to do.

A few years ago, I thought we were about to experience a revival of 80's sleaze rock, to the size and scope thrash is currently seeing.

What’s up my blood soaked zombie lovers! It’s your friendly neighborhood singer guy Johan Maldonado from Psychothermia. Before I start, I just wanted to say how intelligent and well thought out your questions are. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to answer how we came up with our name, I would probably be swimming in gold flaked spring water from the Andes and sipping vodka martinis somewhere in Cabo (stirred not shaken; sorry 007). The questions/answers will definitely give you detailed insight into the complex and obsessively driven process which defines the method to our madness. ENJOY…

A double album is one of the riskiest propositions in music.

Fans of Tool have been anxiously anticipating a new record from the band band since “10,000 Days” was released in 2006. Fans of A Perfect Circle have been waiting even longer.