Tag: Riffs

BLACK WATER RISING Premiere New Song

   New Album Pissed and Driven Out August 13th   BLACK WATER RISING is back with the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut.  Their sophomore album Pissed and Driven will be released August 13th through Metalville/E1. The album art was created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, TYR). Today BLACK WATER RISING has …

Chicago Metal Legends TROUBLE Return!

   New Album The Distortion Field out via FRW Records July 16th in North America | July 26th in Europe Chicago metal legends TROUBLE return with their first album since ‘Simple Mind Condition’, released in 2007.  The album entitled ‘The Distortion Field’ features 13 tracks and will be released by FRW Records in North America onJuly …

MACHINE HEAD Bassist Adam Duce Leaves the Band

Damn…got another shocker for ya.  Machine Head have just released a statement announcing their split with longtime bassist Adam Duce: Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors. The band will continue on for …

BRING ME THE HORIZON Releases Track-by-Track Breakdown of Upcoming Album

Bring Me The Horizon has released the first part of a track-by-track breakdown of their fourth album Sempiternal and you can see that below.  The album is set for release on April 29 in Europe via RCA and April 30 on North America via Epitaph.   “Writing ‘Sempiternal’ was a completely different process,” says frontman Oliver Sykes. “We …

$100 Guitar Purchase Project

On Oct 20, 2010, Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara bought a $100 electric guitar from Elderly Instruments. They were so charmed by it that they decided to send it to a few of their friends to cut some riffs and create music for a new compilation. Metal shredders like Alex Skolnick, Colin Marston and many …

DARK EMPIRE Adds Guitarist Christian Colabelli to the Ranks

Dark Empire have replaced guitarist Andrew Wood with Christian Colabelli.  Christian replaces Atwood, who split from the band just prior to the recording of last year’s album, From Refuge to Ruin. Check out the video below of Christian and co-guitarist Matt Moliti running through some new riffs the band is preparing for a 5-track free …

SLAYER To Headline Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013

Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 – 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. Slayer guitarist Kerry King: “Can’t wait to …

MALIGNANCY – ‘Eugenics’ Review; Release Date October 9, 2012

I have always found it hard to like Brutal Death Metal and Doom Metal, it doesn’t appeal to me unless the guitar work is spot on such as bands like Nile, Aborted or Godsend. There is a huge battle going on for domination in the Death Metal World, and all these underdogs and underground bands …

STONE SOUR – ‘House of Gold & Bones (part 1)’ Review; Release Date October 22nd 2012.

Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge or Hard Rock, Whatever category you want to put Stone Sour in, this 4th Studio album is the first part in a 2 part concept, (the second will be released in earl 2013) is a compelling album to listen too, quite different from any past albums. Recorded in tandem with the second …

LAMB OF GOD’s Willie Adler Posts Video of Home Recording Studio

Lamb Of God guitarist Willie Adler has posted a video of his home recording studio online. It can be viewed below. Willie explained that while his setup may not be the most elaborate, it is sufficient for all his home recording needs: “It’s basically what I use to write riffs and record music and demos …

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