Tag: Albums Of The Year

ROBB FLYNN Hops Back onto the Diary Train

Robb Flynn of Machine Head has posted a new diary entry, which includes his thoughts on one of his favorite albums of the year – Stone Sour’s House of Gold & Bones Part 1 and performing at the memorial service for Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker, who died in a motorcycle accident in December. Watch the clip of Robb singing Black Sabbath’s …

Enter Your Vote for the Extreme Metal Olympics

Loudwire has launched the “Extreme Metal Olympics,” which pits 32 of metal’s most ferocious bands against each other in four groups of eight. Group 1 includes no Roadrunner bands, but we recommend voting for Lamb of God, for obvious moral-support reasons. Group 2 includes Sepultura, who may not be on Roadrunner anymore, but still deserve …

ANTHRAX States They’d Better Have the EMT’s on Hand at the Mayhem Festival!

Anthrax will be playing this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on the Jagermeister stage.  The band was given the choice of playing the Mayhem Main Stage or the Jagermeister Stage and the band chose the Jagermeister.  Anthrax’s Charlie Benante explains why: “We decided to pattern the Mayhem set on the kind of shows The …

Trivium’s MATT HEAFY Lists His Top Ten Preferred “A-h’s”

Roadrunner Records shot Trivium’s Matt Heafy an email requesting his 10 ten list.  Here’s what he replied back with… Top Ten Turmoil, Twenty Twelve My bandmates and I typically prefer to opt out of “top tens.” The “top ten albums list” is usually a subject of heavy criticism (and justifiably so) from all angles. One …

SACRED LEGACY: Death/Thrash Metal Band from the Maldives

Sacred Legacy is working now heavily on a new album release “THE LEGACY BEGINS” in 2011 and they signed a worldwide deal with ROCK N GROWL (www.rockngrowl.com) for promotion an management. Members: ALI ASHRAF (BLOODY/AYYA) – Vocals AHMED SHAHYD (SHAHYD LEGACY) – Guitars Ahmed Ikram (Iku) – Guitars ISMAIL WAHEED (WADDE) – Drums ALI AZZAM …

The Lowdown: Alex Lackner from Lazarus A.D. “Well I’d be lying if I said things are going smoothly.”

AltSounds.com recently conducted an interview with Lazarus AD.  The interview went as follows: Lazarus AD hail from Kenosha, Wisconsin and have just released their second album Black Rivers Flow on Metal Blade Records. It is one of my favorite metal albums of the year so far. The band are on tour now in support of …

Sleaze Roxx Releases Their Top 10 Albums of the Year

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Sleaze Roxx Top 10 list… Be sure to vote for your own personal favorites of 2010 at http://www.sleazeroxx.com/2010contest.shtml. 1. CRASHDIET – Generation Wild CD Review – Band Website – Myspace Page – Buy The CD I’ll be the first to admit that I never jumped on the Crashdiet …

Revocation – Existence Is Futile

REVOCATION and their latest Relapse Records release Existence Is Futile is easily one of the best albums of the year.  Their shredding thrash / death metal virtuosity is incredible, and the balance between technicality and absolutely crazy song structures is perfect.  And how REVOCATION creates such a colossal sound for being only a 3 piece?!  Man oh …

What Are Your Favorite Metal Albums of 2009?

Here at SMNnews we care. That’s why we want to know what your favorite 10 metal albums of the year are. Leave a comment here with your 10 picks and keep an eye out for the SMNnews staff list coming next month. So whether it’s Gojira or brokeNCYDE, let us know what YOU were listening …

Blood Red Throne – Dod (guitar)

With one of the best death metal releases of the year so far with Souls Of Damnnation, the latest release from the almighty BLOOD RED THRONE, the guys took the time to chat with us at SMNnews.  Come one, come all and get the inside scoop on some future tour plans, as well as the …

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