Metal

Firewind’s Gus G. on Ozzy: ‘It’s a Big Learning Experience’

Gus G turns 31 today, and while Ozzy takes some time off from the road, Gus is focusing on Firewind. The guys are currently on a European trek with Wolf, and they’ll trail that with their first-ever North American tour starting Oct. 9 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Posted 12 Sep 2011 | Metal, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments

Oh, Sleeper’s Micah Kinard: ‘Fire’ is an ‘In-Depth Concept Album’ [Interview]

Fort Worth-based metal-core act Oh, Sleeper always had a knack for crafting metallic, grandiose, in-depth concept albums, and their new release, Children of Fire, picks up right where 2009’s, Son of the Morning, left off.
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Underoath, Comeback Kid, the Chariot, This is Hell Prep Fall Tour

Florida metal-core gentlemen Underoath commence their North American fall headlining tour next week, carrying along fellow Christian metal bands Comeback Kid, the Chariot and This is Hell.
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Oh, Sleeper to Issue ‘No Sleeper’ Energy Drink

As if releasing a new album weren’t enough to keep Fort Worth-based metal-core band Oh, Sleeper occupied, the guys have announced they will release their own energy drink called, “No Sleeper: the Energy Drink,” in the coming weeks.
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The Devil Wears Prada ‘Dead Throne’ is an Ambush of Sound – Album Review

By fusing the finest elements of American metal-core and European melodic metal, Dayton, Ohio’s the Devil Wears Prada are living the heavy music dream: delivering metal with a slight facelift to the next generation of headbangers. To do this, the guys have depended on pieces with real substance, not a manufactured, glossy image or facade. On the band’s latest exertion, Dead Throne (out Sept. 13), they continue with their distinct songwriting and tactful balance between melody and aggressiveness from the onset, with fast-paced, ear-bleeding openers “Dead Throne” and “Untidaled.”
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Blindside Kick Off North American ‘Shivering Hearts Tour 2011’

Stockholm, Sweden-based metal band Blindside have always brought together the polar opposites of brooding, dark musical textures and cathartic, hope-filled lyrics, and the band continues that trend with their latest single, “Our Love Saves Us,” and the just-released music video. Watch the video and find tour dates, here.
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The Devil Wears Prada Prepares for ‘Dead Throne Tour’

Christian metal-core band the Devil Wears Prada just wrapped up a killer stint on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, and now they’re taking that momentum and setting off on a headlining jaunt, the “Dead Throne Tour: North American 2011.” The 37-date tour begins Nov. 3 in Milwaukee, Wis., and runs through Dec. 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Regarding tour-mates, heavy bands Whitechapel, Enter Shikari and For Today will open on all dates.
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