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No Matter Where it Ends - BLACK SHEEP WALL

You'd better be a sludge lover. BLACK SHEEP's "No Matter Where it Ends" is not a blended affair; it's not sludge-like, sludge-infused, or sludge-esque. It is sludge metal in its definitive form: harsh, abrasive, and pissed off beyond belief. Not even the occasional speed romp or mid-tempo groove breakdown? Not a one! Don't let the ...

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CASTLE: 'Blacklands' Video Released

"Blacklands", the new video from San Francisco doom-tinged metallers CASTLE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jaan Silmberg for Toronto-based Pistoltrixx. "Blacklands" is the title track of CASTLE's sophomore album, which is scheduled for an April 28 European release via Germany's Ván Records. The artwork for the CD, created by Russian artist ...

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ACEPHALIX To Release 'Deathless Master' In April

San Francisco's malevolent death metal overlords ACEPHALIX are preparing to release their second official full-length album via Southern Lord this April, delivering with it some of the most uncompromised, old-school death metal brutality of the year. While their first few releases bore a more metal-edged crustpunk sound, the ACEPHALIX attack has undeniably shown more death ...

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DOWN Putting Finishing Touches On New EP Mixes

DOWN, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Patrick Bruders (CROWBAR), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PANTERA) — entered the studio in October to begin recording the first in a series of four ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'When We're On Stage, It's Church'

SLIPKNOT mastermind/percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan will appear at this year's South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas next week, premiering his photo book "Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey" with a press party and question-and-answer session on Thursday, March 15. Earlier that afternoon, he will participate in a panel discussion, "Seeing Red: Aesthetics & Visuals of ...

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METALLICA Drummer Pens Foreword To SLIPKNOT Percussionist's Photo Book

SLIPKNOT mastermind/percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan will appear at this year's South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas next week, premiering his photo book "Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey" with a press party and question-and-answer session on Thursday, March 15. Earlier that afternoon, he will participate in a panel discussion, "Seeing Red: Aesthetics & Visuals of ...

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DOWN Drummer Gets Married In New Orleans

Congratulations are in order for DOWN drummer and EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower, who married his girlfriend Dana Kieferle yesterday (Saturday, March 3) in New Orleans, Lousiana. DOWN entered the studio last October to begin recording the first in a series of four EPs, to be released over the next few years (with a year between ...

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DOWN Drummer Says New EP Is 'Really Aggressive And Raw'

DOWN, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Patrick Bruders (CROWBAR), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PANTERA) — entered the studio in October to begin recording the first in a series of four ...

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EYEHATEGOD Frontman To Speak At Austin's WTF Festival

Mike Williams IX — author, musician and frontman for New Orleans punk/metal legends EYEHATEGOD — will appear with famed 1960s icon and revolutionary John "Ten for Two" Sinclair at the WTF festival on March 14 at Ruta Maya Coffee House in Austin, Texas. The two will speak separately and together, creating unforgettable word jazz in ...

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I EXIST: Video Teaser For New Album Posted Online

Australia's I EXIST has posted a video teaser for its forthcoming release, "II: The Broken Passage", due out January 31 in North America and February 6 and February 10 in the U.K. and rest of Europe, respectively, on Lost Shepherd/Prosthetic Records. The CD was made available in Australia last summer via Resist Records. The seven-piece ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Rehearsing With Solo Band

EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams, who resides on Philip Anselmo's (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM) 17-acre property in rural south Louisiana, revealed in a tweet yesterday (Thursday, January 19) that Anselmo is currently rehearsing with his solo project. Williams wrote, "Listening to some guy Phil Anselmo's new solo band practice 20 feet from ...

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DOWN Members Talk Upcoming EP, Split With Bassist REX BROWN

DOWN, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Patrick Bruders (CROWBAR), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PANTERA) — entered the studio in October to begin recording the first in a series of four ...

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Maryland Deathfest – The Movie II - Various Artists

You lapped up "Maryland Deathfest: The Movie" like a parched dog. Now you've got the second installment to quench that thirst. Maryland Deathfest has turned into the premier extreme music event in North America, each year coming with more rabid anticipation than the last. You can hear it from the excited comments of attendees and ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Gets 'Die Hard' Tattoo In Brazil; Video Footage, Photo Available

Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD) and Jeff Rouse (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED) were tattooed by Roger Marx of Estdio Nimbus shortly after DOWN and DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED's performances at this year's edition of the SWU Music And Arts Festival on Monday, November 14 in Paulnia, So Paulo, Brazil. Anselmo's ...

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EYEHATEGOD: Video Interview Posted Online

Hectic Case conducted an interview with New Orleans sludge miscreants EYEHATEGOD before the band's June 28, 2011 concert in Brussels, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. EYEHATEGOD released an official live DVD on March 22 via MVD. Simply titled "Live", the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, Maryland) and ...

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DOWN To Play Two Hometown Shows This Halloween

DOWN, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Patrick Bruders (CROWBAR), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PANTERA) will play two shows in its hometown this Halloween weekend at Southport Music Hall on October ...

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Fear In a Handful of Dust - ELITIST

Well, it's not a reinterpretation of HURTLOCKER's "Fear in a Handful of Dust", nor is it of the same musical style, but the violence levels are similar, which is the only comparison of relevance in an otherwise completely irrelevant comparison. For that matter the violence dealt on the full-length debut album from Portland's ELITIST is ...

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EYEHATEGOD: New Audio Interview With MIKE WILLIAMS

Patrick Musumeche of 8countnews.com recently conducted an interview with Mike Williams of EYEHATEGOD and ARSON ANTHEM. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. EYEHATEGOD released an official live DVD on March 22 via MVD. Simply titled "Live", the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, Maryland) and ...

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Guiltless - INDIAN

It was only a matter of time before INDIAN grew out of Seventh Rule's toxic sludge incubator and found more room to grow and infect on the roster of Relapse Records, a label that has already demonstrated a nose for the finer things in sonic torment by releasing COUGH's last album. On "Guiltless" we hear ...

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BLACK COBRA Completes Work On Fourth Album

Bay Area's devastating duo BLACK COBRA has completed work on its fourth full-length album, "Invernal", for a fall release via Southern Lord Recordings. The follow-up to 2009's "Chronomega" was helmed over a week-and-a-half period by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou and his GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and is described in a press release as "BLACK ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Pays Tribute To SETH PUTNAM

Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM) paid tribute to Seth Putnam, founding member of grindcore band ANAL CUNT, for an article that was published on the Decibel magazine web site. Putnam, 43, died on June 11 of a suspected heart attack. He was known for his brutal screaming and lyrics that ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Performs With EYEHATEGOD At Spain's KRISTONFEST; Video Available

Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM) joined EYEHATEGOD on stage this past Saturday, June 18 at Kristonfest in Bilbao, Spain to perform the EYEHATEGOD song "Sister Fucker". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Anselmo and EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams are bandmates in ARSON ANTHEM, a hardcore/metal project also featuring ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says REX BROWN 'Needs To Address Some Personal Things In His Life'

DOWN, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Patrick Bruders (CROWBAR), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) took part in a press conference on Friday (June 10) at this year's edition of the ...

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DOWN Still Rehearsing Without REX BROWN

According to DOWN's official web site, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) has been rehearsing for its upcoming European dates, which ...

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DOWN Demoing New Material

According to DOWN's official Facebook page, the acclaimed New Orleans band which features in its ranks CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) has begun demoing material for its next release at ...

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The Psalm - MONKEYPRIEST

You had me at MONKEYPRIEST, or at least upon absorption of this Spanish band's no-frills (none needed) sludge metal methodology on the "Defending the Tree" EP. On full-length "The Psalm", you will once again be "feeling the primate supremacy," a line lifted from "Our Kingdom (Involution Pt. II)" to make a point, if an overstated ...

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DOWN: More Footage Of NYC Head-Slicing Incident Available

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan accidentally hit the band's frontman, Philip Anselmo, in the head with his guitar during the group's headlining performance on April 28 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. The incident took place in the middle of the third song of DOWN's set, "Lifer", which Anselmo dedicated to his late ...

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