Gorguts released their third album, Obscura, in 1998, but the material for the record was actually completed between 1993 and 1994. Like loads of metal bands in the 1990s, finding a record label willing to put out a metal album, especially ones attached to metal subgenres such as Gorguts sweet spot, technical death metal. Following […] …Continue Reading

What if Russ Meyer and Jason Voorhees formed a band… you’d get the Murderdolls.  The Murderdolls burst onto the hard rock music scene in August 2002.  The band invaded the music world at a time when the scene was flooded with Nu Metal and was aching for something a little different. The Murderdolls stood out with their tongue in cheek […] …Continue Reading

Metal Blade Records continues its 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2022 with a slew of new events and a kickass exhibit. The fiercely independent label that launched Metallica, Slayer, Armored Saint, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, and dozens more iconic heavy metal bands, invites fans to live shows in Brooklyn, New York, and Las Vegas, Nevada, home to the Metal Blade Museum, a specially curated exhibit […] …Continue Reading

Until 2001, God Forbid were a bit of a myth in East Coast metal and hardcore circles. The band’s 1999 debut LP Reject the Sickness had become a staple for local fans, who loved its […]
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In the early ‘90s, death metal was an arms race. The battle of faster-louder-grosser was being fought along America’s East Coast and on the streets of Gothenburg and Stockholm. But just as important as the […]
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By 1991, it was obvious that metal needed something new. Decades usually blur at the overlap — the late ‘80s and the early ‘90s had a lot of stylistic similarities — but in the evolving […]
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35 years ago today, Metallica left a crater in the metal world that no other band has ever been able to replicate or fill. Coming off of the mounting success of 1984’s monumental Ride the Lightning, […]
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