For as long as he can remember, Chuck has been crazy about rock and roll. His first concert was Def Leppard at the age of 6...and the rest, as they say, is history. His favorite artists are Metallica and Bob Dylan and his personal playlist spans everything in-between. Most importantly, though, he tries to live his life by one simple motto: Keep on rockin' in the free world!
2014 Record Store Day: Guide to Rock + Metal
From cassette tapes and CDs to vinyl and books, Record Store Day has become an annual tradition for music fans and collectors to join together to get their hands on exclusive items that span genres. While you can pick up releases from a wide range of genres, we want to take a closer look at what rock and metal fans can expect from this year's Record Store Day, set to take place on April 19. Read M
Metallica Unleash Studio Demo Version of New Song ‘Lords of Summer’
Metallica fans around the world rejoiced on March 16 as the legendary rock band unveiled their first new song since the 'Beyond Magnetic' EP was released in 2011. 'Lords of Summer' debuted in Bogota, Colombia as the sixth song in the band's set. Now, just a few days later, fans have been blessed with not only the opportunity to own the live performance but also the 'Garage Demo Version' of 'Lords
Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen Shops for Vinyl on Tour [Vinyl Creep]
The comeback of vinyl is nothing new. To many fans and collectors, "comeback" isn't even an accurate term because as far as they're concerned, vinyl never left. One such fan and collector who is as adamant about vinyl as he's ever been is Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen. Luckily for fans, Noisecreep had a chance to catch up with the Dane on the band's last stop on the Rock Allegiance To
Dissecting Re-Released LPs from Swedish Death Metal Act Dissection [Vinyl Creep]
Available exclusively through the massive mail-order website, 'The Omega Order,' Swedish death metal outfit Dissection's three-LP discography received a very special re-release this year. Each album is limited to a single pressing with only 1,000 copies made of ‘The Somberlain,’ ‘Storm of the Light’s Bane’ and ‘Reinkaos.’ On top of that, the albums are beautiful picture LPs and come packed with an
Exploring the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s ‘Betty’s S.F. Blends’ [Vinyl Creep]
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood's 'Betty's S.F. Blends, Volume One' might just be the purest vinyl release of 2013. With no CD companion, the album is available exclusively as a 4-LP deluxe set, limited to 2,000 copies. 'Betty's S.F. Blends' is eight sides and nearly two-and-a-half hours of stripped-down and unadulterated rock and roll and serves as a perfect example of the kind of music your turnt
Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind Discusses Personal Vinyl History [Vinyl Creep]
As soon as the platter starts spinning and the needle hits the record, Toxic Holocaust's 'Chemistry of Consciousness' already sounds like a classic thrash album you've had in your collection for years. The riffs are thick, the vocals are heavy and the songs are unbelievably catchy. Everything about 'Chemistry of Consciousness' screams old-school thrash, but with a significant modern twist. It coul
10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013
For those fans who collect vinyl, there is an experience that surrounds the release of a record. Whether it's something as simple as the color or weight of the vinyl or something as extravagant as the cover art, there are many different reasons people go crazy for their favorite band's vinyl. It's more than a niche, too, as Nielsen Soundscan reported some impressive numbers halfway through the year: vinyl sales increased 33 percent in the first six months of 2013!
Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Talks Respect of Vinyl History With ‘The Paradigm Shift’ [Vinyl Creep]
Korn gave fans a blistering rock album known as ‘The Paradigm Shift’ this year and fortunately for those who still collect vinyl, the album is definitely one worth finding and adding to your stack of records. With some trippy artwork and more tracks than the standard CD release, the double-LP is a killer experience for rock and vinyl fans.
Tides From Nebula Guitarist Talks New Album, Inspiration + Potential US Tour
Only three studio albums into their career and instrumental rock warriors Tides From Nebula already prove that they have no need for complacency in their music. Written over the course of six months, ‘Eternal Movement,’ the band's latest offering, is a deep and ethereal display of progressive rock at its finest, and a perfect exhibition of the band's growing maturity.
Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick Talks New Album + Vinyl’s Place in Metal [Vinyl Creep]
There are a few reasons we know the guys in Skeletonwitch are vinyl fanatics. Simply looking at their latest release, ‘Serpents Unleashed,’ the metal band created several different experiences for fans to enjoy, and each one was pure and genuine. Skeletonwitch aren’t pressing vinyl because they’re trying to capitalize on a trend; they’re pressing vinyl because it actually means something to them.