Tag: Hype

Interview With Eye Empire

Over at VampireFreaks I caught up with Donald Carpenter, the lead singer of Eye Empire.  He is out on the road kicking ass every night and letting the masses get a taste of their debut album, Impact. JG: So how do you feel about getting the “supergroup” term since everybody is from so many bands? …

GODHUNTER Announces Plans To Record New Album Plus New Tour Dates

Godhunter have confirmed new tour dates, including a Tucson-based metalfest. The following press release was issued by the band’s publicist: “Amidst the growing hype on their recently unleashed Wolves release and regional touring throughout the Southwest over recent months, Godhunter continue their warpath scheduling more live actions for the coming months. The band are one …

The Worshyp: Kingdom Earth Album Review

Take a hint of the big 4, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, a whole load of confidence, and add them into a huge pot, stir well, and what do you get? You get The Worshyp. I have been watching this band on Twitter, promoting their music for a while, so I thought, what the hell, …

In Flames – Sounds Of A Playground Fading

Sometimes there is entirely too much hype surrounding the release of an album and then everybody is disappointed when it doesn’t live up to those expectations.  In Flames definitely doesn’t have that problem with their release, Sounds Of A Playground Fading. It’s been months of tireless insults all over the metal world about ‘Sounds Of …

INFESTUS: Track by Track Commentary and Full Album Stream

Fans can scour the internet for album reviews and drown themselves in the hype and hyperbole surrounding this album or that album before deciding where to spend their dollars, or they can experience a release as the composer intended. Andras, the man behind the madness that is INFESTUS, has allowed the legions of black metal …

Ozzy Wants to Ban Christmas

Yes, you read that correctly. Ozzy Osbourne wants to ban Christmas – saying that the excitement and hype of the festive season “a wind-up”. Ozzy’s adamant that most modern festive traditions have little to do with the true meaning of the Christian festival.  He can’t handle Yuletide because he always used that as an excuse …

Wormrot – Arif Rot (vocals)

Oh yeah, baby.  Gotta love your grindcore.  If you’re a fan of old Napalm Death, Insect Warfare, Cripple Bastards, you’re going to love Singapore’s WORMROT.  SMNnews’ very own Alex Gilbert got to check in with vocalist Arif Rot.  Their latest release, Abuse, is absolutely crazy, and is out now via our friends at Earache Records.  …

NEW RELEASE: Slash – Slash

A solo album from one the world’s great iconic guitarists, also featuring a multitude of famous-name guest appearances? What’s not to like? However, I should start by saying that despite these obvious attractions, this is not an album that I’ve been waiting for with baited breath. Amongst Slash’s numerous projects, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver …

Noriega – Brandon Gillichbauer (bass), Jackson Thompson (drums)

Recently, Alex Gilbert at SMNnews got the chance to chat with Brandon Gillichbauer and Jackson Thompson of Southern Cali upstart metal band, NORIEGA.  Featuring members of Black Sheep Wall, who’ve made quite the buzz throughout the underground metal scene, NORIEGA comes with that same power and unique twist.  Their Viable Records debut, Desolo, comes out December …

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