Black Tusk Tour Dates with Pentagram, Eyehategod
Black Tusk have just announced another round of late spring and summer tour dates that extend their already never-ending itinerary. After touring with Skeletonwitch back in late January, the Savannah, Ga. band found time to finish recording its debut LP for Relapse Records, 'Taste the Sin,' with Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich in Columbia, S...
Billy Corgan Names the 10 Greatest Heavy Metal Records
Despite last week's social networking drama with Courtney Love or the news that he is (was?) dating Jessica Simpson, Billy Corgan is still one of the most important figures in modern rock music. Smashing Pumpkins, in their original form during the 1990s, were one of the most ground-breaking bands that emerged during the height of alternative rock, all while rejecting the punk rock roots that sprun
Swans’ Jarboe Teams Up With Hull
Jarboe has been exceptionally busy over the last six months. The Atlanta-based vocalist contributed vocals to A Storm of Light's latest record, 'Forgive Us Our Trespasses' and has also been touring constantly, though she is not part of the reformation of her old band, Swans...
Bison B.C., ‘Dark Ages’ — New Album
Vancouver's own Bison B.C. have finished recording their third album, 'Dark Ages,' which they'd been working on for several months at Hive Studios. The four-piece band worked with Jesse Gardner, who recorded both of their prior releases. "He's taking us on a dark, mystical, next level s--- kinda journey," vocalist Dan And recently told Noisecreep in a studio update last December... Read
Howl, ‘Jezebel’ and ‘Asherah’ — New Songs
Howl's 'Full of Hell' is one of the most anticipated album releases from the Relapse roster this year, and the Providence, R.I. metal act just debuted the first tracks from it on their MySpace page. 'Jezebel' and its intro piece, 'Asherah,' are just a taste of the record, which was recorded at Machine With Magnets studios (Battles, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lightning Bolt, Daughters) in December
The High Confessions Sign to Relapse
Four musicians from some of the most influential metal, hard and indie rock circles have joined forces to form the High Confessions. Planting their roots in Chicago, the band consists of Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Killing Joke), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Buried at Sea), and noted recording engineer Jeremy Lemos (Smog, Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke)
Shadows Fall Tour Dates with Baptized In Blood
Shadows Fall are currently finishing up their first headlining tour through Canada. Throughout next week, the Massachusetts-based metal band will cover ground with Baptized In Blood in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City before taking a break from the road...
Bison B.C. Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, Priestess and High on Fire
Vancouver's Bison B.C. have a string of tour dates with Shadows Fall, Priestess and High on Fire. They'll also be playing a South by Southwest showcase with High on Fire at The Mohawk, as well as a Brooklyn date with Priestess a few days prior...
Order of Ennead Finish Recording ‘An Examination of Being’
With much anticipation building, Florida's Order of Ennead have finished recording their latest album, 'An Examination of Being.' The band released footage from their studio sessions in December to give us a sampling of their new material, and vocalist/guitarist Kevin Quirion recently expanded on each song...
Salem, ‘Drums of the Dead Part 1′ — New Song
Over the next few weeks, extreme Israeli metal band Salem will be putting up songs on an individual basis to build the anticipation towards their next album. Titled 'Playing God and Other Short Stories,' the 12-song LP will include a cover of Bob Marley's 'Exodus' as well as two vocal appearances by At the Gates' frontman Tomas Lindberg...