Tag: Moniker

Former Lacuna Coil Guitarist Passes Away

Lacuna Coil‘s vocalist Cristina Scabbia announced today that former bandmate and guitarist Claudio Leo, who played with the band from 1995-1998 (including a performance on the band’s demo under the moniker Ethereal and the 1998 self-titled EP) has passed away. The cause of death was not disclosed and no other information was offered so far. …

Another Rambling From A Crazy Metalhead: It’s Been Three Months, What Did You Miss?

Apparently I took the entire summer off from my usual ramblings aside from calling out all of the wannabes that call themselves metal fans.  I would go into great detail about what you missed, but you’ve missed nothing outside of the whole Randy Blythe getting arrested thing.  Thankfully football has returned for those of us …

The Queensryche / Geoff Tate Battle Rages On

Geoff Tate is continuing to block his former bandmates from accessing the Queensryche website and social media channels, they say. And the singer’s representative argues that a court ruling allowing them to continue using the band name means he can do the same – raising the suggestion there could be two outfits operating under the …

Seether – Holding On To Strings Better Left To Fray & Incubus – If Not Now, When?

Ordinarily, I’d review two highly anticipated releases separately, but the similarities here kind of make it easier to do it all at once.  While neither band has ever been heavy metal, once upon a time they both used to rock pretty hard (even if you don’t remember this).  Seether started with the underground classic Fragile …

CKY Announces Release of B-SIDES & RARITIES; “Afterworld” Featured in Jackass 3D

CKY has announced the release of B-SIDES & RARITIES on March 22nd through Mighty Loud Entertainment and Fontana/Universal. The 12-song compilation features a dozen unreleased, rare, and long out-of-print tracks culled from the historic past of a band that truly has done whatever they wanted for 15 years, without compromise. Drummer Jess Margera shared, “We …

Justify Your Shitty Taste – Slayer’s “Diabolus in Musica”

by Decibel Magazine Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, …

TONY IOMMI To Guest On BBC Show/WENDY DIO Encourages Surviving Members to Work Together

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi will guest on the BBC‘s “The One Show” this Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m. U.K. time as part of an interview about the band QUEEN. The program looks at QUEEN and the band’s music as well as the new QUEEN exhibition “Stormtroopers In Stilettos”. For more information …

Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Checks in Before Drum Clinic Tour, Part One

Lamb of God skinsman Chris Adler has been blowing the minds of drummers and layman fans alike for 12 years with his technically astonishing and intricate parts. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, starting with the band’s thrashier early days under the moniker Burn the Priest, he’s always had a passion for finding …

SkullsNBones.com Offering Free MP3 Download of The Very End’s Cover of “Immigrant Song”

SkullsnBones.com has teamed up with SPV/Steamhammer recording artist THE VERY END to offer an exclusive free download of their cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Immigrant Song”.  The band offers quite an interesting take on this classic rock staple.  Download your free MP3 here:  http://www.skullsnbones.com/profiles/blogs/the-very-end-immigrant-song Being children of the industrial Ruhr-Area of Germany, THE VERY …

HAT To Release “Vortex Of Death” On 1/24/2011

The two-man Black Metal outfit known as HAT (Norwegian for Hatred) are releasing the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed The Demise Of Mankind this month on Abyss Records. Entitled Vortex Of Death, the band’s second full-length release promises to deliver the same razor-sharp aural nihilism as its predecessor. Visit www.officialabyssrecords.com for HAT music and merchandise. …

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