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Heavy Metal At The Gates Of Paleontology

A collision from deep time to present: a half-meter long worm with deadly jaws that lived 420 million years ago, and paleontologist Mats E. Eriksson (Lund University) who discovered its impressive and never-before-seen remains. A diehard fan of Scandinavian metal legend King Diamond, Eriksson dubbed the creature Kingnites Diamondi. With this ancient organism's musical nomenclature, ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's BEN WEINMAN Launches PARTY SMASHER INC.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman has launched Party Smasher Inc., a collective of creative professionals and artistic provocateurs. PartySmasherInc.com is a one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes. The shared principle that unites this otherwise diverse collection of contributors and curators is simple: self-determination. ...

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BELIEVER Keyboardist/Bass Player JEFF KING Opens Up About Battle With Disease

Jeff King, bassist/keyboardist of Pennsylvania-based technical thrash metal veterans BELIEVER, has released the following statement: "The last couple years have been difficult for BELIEVER. Since early 2013 we've probably met together as a band in the hospital as much as anywhere else. "I suffered from a very aggressive case of ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease ...

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CLIFF BURTON's Pre-METALLICA Band TRAUMA Inks Deal With PURE STEEL RECORDS

Late bassist Cliff Burton's resurrected pre-METALLICA band TRAUMAhas inked a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The group's recently completed new 10-song album will be released later in the year. Current TRAUMA lineup: * Donny Hillier (ex-BLACK SUNDAY DREAM) - Vocals * Kurt Fry (ex-HEIST, ex-MECHANIZM) - Guitar * Kris Gustofson (ex-ST. ELMOS FIRE, ex-MECHANIZM, ...

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This Machine Kills Artists - KING BUZZO

King Buzzo has a lot of musical ideas chawing beneath his mondo shag, prompting the release of a seventeen-song solo album. As one of the principal inspirations sometimes overlooked in the evolution of NIRVANA, it's justifiable Buzz Osborne names his new album "This Machine Kills Artists". That idiom can be applied to the suicide of ...

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'Sons Of Anarchy' Casts MARILYN MANSON As White Supremacist

Marilyn Manson has been cast in FX's hit show "Sons Of Anarchy" as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base. Marilyn Manson is known, by most, for selling millions of records, being a successful writer, painter, performer and provocateur. He has also made many cameos in films ...

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