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HIGH ON FIRE Teases Animated 'The Black Plot' Video

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE will premiere their new music video for the song "The Black Plot" on Saturday, September 10 via the Adult Swim network. Directed by visionary art freak Skinner (MASTODON) and visual effects team Hey Beautiful Jerk (RUN THE JEWELS, NINE INCH NAILS), the clip is an animated tour de force ...

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MESHUGGAH Is 'Not Going To Change And Start Doing Clean Vocals,' Says Drummer TOMAS HAAKE

Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the concept behind MESHUGGAH's new album "The Violent Sleep Of Reason": Tomas: "Lyrically, the meaning is basically when you're asleep and you don't act or react to what's going ...

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NIGHTRAGE Preparing To Enter Studio

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE will enter Zero Gravity Studios in Athens with producer Terry Nikas in less than a week to begin recording their seventh album. An early 2017 release via Despotz Records in 2017. Says the band: "The NIGHTRAGE sound is evolving and we are ready to take it to new exciting and ...

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MESHUGGAH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Born In Dissonance'

The official lyric video for "Born In Dissonance", a brand new song from Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", which will be released on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was inspired by a Goya painting called ...

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MESHUGGAH: First Trailer For 'The Violent Sleep Of Reason' Album

The first trailer for "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", the new album from Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH, is available below. The CD, which will be released on October 7 via Nuclear Blast, was inspired by a Goya painting called "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters". MEHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake comments: "Basically, the whole idea ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'The Violent Sleep Of Reason' Album Details Revealed

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was inspired by a Goya painting called "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters". "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios ...

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MESHUGGAH To Release 'The Violent Sleep Of Reason' Album In October

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" as the title of their new album, due on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's title and artwork were revealed in the new issue of Revolver magazine, which features a full-page ad for the effort. MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström told RockSverige.se last ...

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NIGHTRAGE Announces New Guitarist, Drummer

Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE have announced the addition of Magnus Söderman on guitar and Lawrence Dinamarca on drums. Says the band: "We are very proud to have both of these talented and dedicated musicians on board. "The NIGHTRAGE camp is feeling extremely strong and positive and we are all looking forward to revealing some ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces North American Tour With HIGH ON FIRE

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from U.S. metallers HIGH ON FIRE. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale for select dates (denoted by *) will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and end on Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 p.m. ...

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TOOL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, KORN, DISTURBED, SLAYER Set For AFTERSHOCK Festival

An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by iconic bands TOOL (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and AVENGED SEVENFOLD has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy Aftershock, which returns to Sacramento, California's Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. California's biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages ...

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DARK FUNERAL Begins Recording New Album

Almost 20 years after Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL released their debut album, "The Secrets Of The Black Arts", and six years after the release of their last full-length CD, they are finally entering the studio again to create another blasphemous masterpiece. DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman comments: “We've been waiting for this day a ...

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Video Premiere: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'Hate By Design'

"Hate By Design", the new video from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh album, "Incarnate", which will be released on March 11 via Roadrunner. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Alone I Stand 02. Hate By Design 03. Cut Me Loose ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: 'Incarnate' Track Listing Revealed

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their seventh album, "Incarnate", on March 11 via Roadrunner. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Alone I Stand 02. Hate By Design 03. Cut Me Loose 04. Strength Of The Mind 05. Just Let Go 06. Embrace The Journey…Upraised 07. Quiet Distress 08. Until The ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Stage Five-Night New York City Takeover

New York City better get ready, because a Massachusetts metal takeover is on the way. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have booked a series of intimate New York City shows leading up to the March 11 release of their new album, "Incarnate". Spanning both Manhattan and Brooklyn, these five shows will all take place in venues the band ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Unveils 'Incarnate' Artwork, Announces North American Tour Dates

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their seventh album, "Incarnate", on March 11 via Roadrunner. The cover art for the CD can be seen below. Pre-orders for "Incarnate" will be available at iTunes and KillswitchEngage.com on January 29. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will embark on a North American headline tour shortly after the new album's release. They ...

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Video: BUTCHER BABIES' HEIDI, CARLA Perform PANTERA, DROWNING POOL Covers At 'Ultimate Jam Night'

BUTCHER BABIES frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey performed a cover version of PANTERA's "Fucking Hostile" during this past Wednesday night's (January 13) "Ultimate Jam Night" at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California. Joining them on stage were Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, DEATH DIVISION), Jason Christopher (PRONG, COREY TAYLOR) and Henry Flury (BUTCHER BABIES), among ...

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Video: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Performs In Providence

Fan-filmed video footage of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's December 28 performance at Lupo's in Providence, Rhode Island can be seen below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has set "Incarnate" as the title of its seventh album, tentatively due out in March on Roadrunner Records. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach told Revolver about the band's new CD title: "The ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Release 'Incarnate' Album

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have set "Incarnate" as the title of their seventh album, tentatively due out in March on Roadrunner Records. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach told Revolver about the band's new CD title: "The definition of incarnate is 'in the flesh.' And this record is who we are right now. Whereas ...

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