TheJamZone 2017 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
Life Is Peachy: Nü Metal And America

Life Is Peachy: Nü Metal And America
… I grew up in suburban Illinois. Elmhurst. Then LaGrange. Both are about a half hour outside of Chicago by train. I spent more years in Elmhurst, an ahistorical quilt of parking lots and cul-de-sacs. Like all the other asphalt tautologies of American suburbia, it was impossible to discern ... Read more at Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog

Satyricon - Launch New Music Video
Satyricon released a new video clip for the song "To Your Brethren In The Dark" and you can now enjoy it below. It is taken from the band's latest album, Deep Calleth Upon Deep, which was released on September 22nd via Napalm Records. - Read more at Metal Storm News

Mike Patton Scores Soundtrack for Recently Released Stephen King Movie '1922'

Mike Patton Scores Soundtrack for Recently Released Stephen King Movie '1922'
Mike Patton is a man of many talents, fronting hugely different bands like Faith No More and Dead Cross . For the unaware, he's also composed several film soundtracks, and is adding a new one to his discography in Stephen King's  1922. According to a press-release, " 1922 ... Read more at Loudwire

Linkin Park Reveal Streaming Plans for Chester Bennington Memorial Show
It will likely be a night conjuring up a wide array of emotions for fans viewing and the musicians participating, as the members of Linkin Park will return to the stage for the first time since Chester Bennington 's death. Tickets for the special Linkin Park & Friends show were scooped up ... Read more at Loudwire

Max Cavalera Discusses How He Made His Battle Vests, His History with Metal

Max Cavalera Discusses How He Made His Battle Vests, His History with Metal
You might know Max Cavalera from such little-known bands as Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, and Cavalera Conspiracy. Dude's been around for quite some time and has put out some seriously influential music, and during that time he's also put together a pretty cool battle ... Read more at Metal Injection

Album Review: SPECTRAL VOICE Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing
Spectral Voice's Eroded Corridors of Unbeing is like a ghostly cry in the dark. It's the first thing that springs to mind in every song. No matter how brutal or how atmospheric, its haunted halls are brimming with unspeakable horrors. And, of course, that's the allure. While Spectral ... Read more at Metal Injection

BUCKETHEAD Finally Explains Why He Has A Dang Bucket on His Head

BUCKETHEAD Finally Explains Why He Has A Dang Bucket on His Head
Whether you're barely aware of Buckethead or you own a copy of all the million albums he's put out, you absolutely know one thing - the guy has a bucket on his head and he's wearing a mask. So why the bucket and mask? Buckethead, or Brian Carroll, tells the Coming Alive Podcast that ... Read more at Metal Injection

Can You Name These 19 Songs Just By Their Drum Beat?
Subscribe to Metal Injection on Decrepit Birth drummer Samus "66Samus" Paulicelli is back not with a video about farting or a Metallica song played way too fast, but with a quiz. Paulicelli has chosen 19 songs, has decided to give you the drums only, and wants to see how many of ... Read more at Metal Injection

MASTODON's Brent Hinds Discusses Influences & Touring With THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

MASTODON's Brent Hinds Discusses Influences & Touring With THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
Subscribe to Metal Injection on Mastodon's Brent Hinds isn't one to give a regular, boring interview, and his FRET12 interviewing skills with The Eagles Of Death Metal stays just as strange. Throughout its course, Hinds reveals he doesn't know who Key & Peele are, knows the ... Read more at Metal Injection

Morbidity Tour Announcement in India Features GOROD, META-STASIS, & More

Morbidity Tour Announcement in India Features GOROD, META-STASIS, & More
Morbidity Tour, a run hitting seven cities within India, has just recently been announced. Think of it as like India's take on Summer Slaughter with tech-death, deathcore, djent, and other variations of death metal groups hitting the biggest cities across the country. Although you may not ... Read more at Metal Injection

Eddie Van Halen Bar Stools, Board Shorts & Flip Flops - Now A Thing
Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstien" design pattern is one of the most iconic pieces of imagery in rock and roll history. Every year when I go to NAMM, his guitars always make the sexiest guitar list because it's a timeless design. But why limit it to just guitars? EVH just launched ... Read more at Metal Injection

Columbian Death Metal Masters NO RAZA Announces US Tour Dates
No Raza is a death metal act hailing from Columbia, not something we hear about too often. Recently, the group announced a US tour. Due to the band's international status, you may not be aware of the group, but they have been releasing material for quite awhile, their first full-length LP Del ... Read more at Metal Injection

ROSETTA Guitarists Talk Self-Releasing New Album,  Utopioid, The Forefront of Post-Metal

ROSETTA Guitarists Talk Self-Releasing New Album, Utopioid, The Forefront of Post-Metal
Rosetta, who formed almost fifteen years ago, is not only still releasing quality material, but also expanding their post-metal, space rock style with this recent LP, Utopioid. The group are currently touring with the oh-so sludgy North across the country. We sat down with the band's ... Read more at Metal Injection

Mike Portnoy Still Wants To Do A Band With OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt
I love Mikael dearly. He and I are kindred spirits. First of all, I love the music he makes. You won't get a bigger Opeth fan than me. I love everything they've done, from the most brutal music to the most prog epics. You put it together and you get 'bru-tiful music.' As a fan, ... Read more at Metal Injection

Destroy Everything With ALL PIGS MUST DIE's New Album Hostage Animal
All Pigs Must Die is guitarists Brian Izzi (Trap Them) and Adam Wentworth (ex-The Red Chord), vocalist Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), drummer Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed), and bassist Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), which should tell you right off the bat how heavy the band ... Read more at Metal Injection

THE OBSESSED's 1985 Demo Song "Mental Kingdom" Is Doom Riff City
The Obsessed came back this year with its first album in 23 years, though the new music festivities aren't quite over yet. Relapse Records is reissuing the band's 1990 self-titled album, which will include the Promo Demo 1985 / Concrete Cancer. MetalSucks has premiered the band's ... Read more at Metal Injection

I NEED This KING DIAMOND "Halloween" Die Cut Pumpkin-Shaped 10" Vinyl Right Now!
We have seen some cool vinyl picture disc releases lately, but this one might absolutely take the cake. King Diamond just announced a very limited edition "Halloween Live" vinyl release. It's very special because the vinyl is die-cut in the shape of a dang pumpkin. I want it! I ... Read more at Metal Injection

Funeral Doom Friday: BELL WITCH's Mirror Reaper, A Stunning Piece of Dualism
Finally, the weekend is upon us. What better way to kick it off than with the latest installment of "Funeral Doom Friday". For those who are new to this column; each week features a new or classic album from the realm of extreme doom. Much of funeral/death doom's might comes ... Read more at Metal Injection

SCORPIONS: 'Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads' Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

SCORPIONS: 'Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads' Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will release a new compilation album, "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", on November 24. The effort will include fourteen of the band's most famous ballads plus three new songs which were recorded this past summer. Says the band: ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video
"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON Scores STEPHEN KING's '1922'
Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, DEAD CROSS) scores the Stephen King-sourced thriller "1922", which is available now via Netflix. An expanded score will be released via Ipecac Recordings in 2018. The "1922" offering follows up Patton's critically acclaimed score to "The ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert To Be Streamed Live

LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert To Be Streamed Live
One week from tonight, the surviving members of LINKIN PARK will celebrate the life of their friend and bandmate Chester Bennington with an unforgettable night of music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The one-night-only show sold out immediately, but now fans will have another chance to ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

All Pigs Must Die - Hostage Animal
When you try and cage what was never intended to be caged, a primal rage can be brought to the surface. Trapping an animal can lead to the unlocking of something deep inside that lets it know it was never supposed to be kept from its freedom. Though the vicious All Pigs Must Die are free to roam ... Read more at Heavy Blog Is Heavy

New Song "Warrior" Streaming From Skarlett Riot
Britain's Skarlett Riot is streaming the new song "Warrior," which is available in the player below. The song is the latest taken from the upcoming debut album "Regenerate," which is expected to drop on October 27th via Despotz Records. Hear "Warrior" here: - Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

New Video "Now More Than Ever" Released By Fateful Finality
Fateful Finality released a new music video for the song "Now More Than Ever." The song is taken from the band's latest album "Mankind," which was released back on September 15th via Fastball Music. - Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

New Album "The Crowning of the Fire King" Streaming In Full From Sorcerer
In celebration of the release of the new album "The Crowning Of The Fire King" today (October 20th) via Metal Blade Records, Swedish epic doom act Sorcerer is streaming the entire release, which you can hear in the player below. The track listing for "The Crowning Of The Fire King ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

Video Clip For New Song "Whistleblower" Issued By Veil Of Maya
Today, the new album "False Idols" is released by Illinois' Veil Of Maya through Sumerian Records. In celebration, the band released a video clip for the song "Whistleblower," which is available in the player below. Check out the clip here: The band is in the midst of a ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

New Video "A Question Of Time" Issued By Exit Eden
Exit Eden - the ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville (Avantastia/Trillium/Epica), Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis/ex-Serenity), Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner - issued another video clip, this time for the Depeche Mode cover "A Question Of Time." The song appears on ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

New Song "Conquer The Illusions" Available From Worstenemy
Italian death metal act Worstenemy is streaming the new single "Conquer the Illusions." The song is the first taste of the upcoming new album "Deception," which will be released via Wormholedeath on the following release schedule: Digital: November 17th (Wormholedeath/The ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

ELVENKING Streaming New Song “The Horned Ghost And The Sorcerer”

ELVENKING Streaming New Song "The Horned Ghost And The Sorcerer"
Italian metallers, Elvenking, will release their new album, Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire, on November 10th via AFM Records. The album track 'The Horned Ghost And The Sorcerer' is available for streaming below.Tracklisting:'Invoking The Woodland Spirit''Draugen's ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

COMMUNIC Debut Music Video For “The Pulse Of The Earth (Part 1 - The Magnetic Center)”
COMMUNIC Debut Music Video For "The Pulse Of The Earth (Part 1 - The Magnetic Center)"
Norway's Communic have released a video for 'The Pulse Of The Earth (Part 1 - The Magnetic Center)', featured on their new album, Where Echoes Gather, due for release via AFM Records on October 27th. Watch below:Communic's first album for AFM is nothing short of another dark and ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Release “Prevail” Lyric Video
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Release "Prevail" Lyric Video
Canadian bashers Kobra And The Lotus have released a lyric video for 'Prevail', featured on their new album, Prevail I. Watch the clip below.Produced by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, and featuring the soon to be classic songs ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SONS OF APOLLO Debut “Lost In Oblivion” Music Video; Psychotic Symphony Album Out Now
SONS OF APOLLO Debut "Lost In Oblivion" Music Video; Psychotic Symphony Album Out Now
Sons Of Apollo, the new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns N' Roses, and Journey, have released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for 'Lost In Oblivion' from their their debut album, Psychotic Symphony, out now via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. Watch the video ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SKALMÖLD Release Music Video From Upcoming Split Single; Tour Kicks Off Next Week With OMNIUM GATHERUM
SKALMÖLD Release Music Video From Upcoming Split Single; Tour Kicks Off Next Week With OMNIUM GATHERUM
Icelandic metallers Skálmöld have teamed up with their tour mates Omnium Gatherum to join alliances for a heavy European tour run this October and November, as well as on their upcoming split single.This is not just an ordinary split single, this a brand new and exclusive track for both. ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
LINKIN PARK & Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of CHESTER BENNINGTON; Livestream Concert Exclusively On YouTube
LINKIN PARK & Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of CHESTER BENNINGTON; Livestream Concert Exclusively On YouTube
One week from tonight, Linkin Park will celebrate the life of their friend and bandmate, Chester Bennington, with an unforgettable night of music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  The one-night-only show sold out immediately, but now fans will have another chance to experience this ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
FAITH NO MORE / DEAD CROSS Frontman MIKE PATTON Scores STEPHEN KING’s 1922; Expanded Score Coming In 2018 (Video Trailer)
FAITH NO MORE / DEAD CROSS Frontman MIKE PATTON Scores STEPHEN KING's 1922; Expanded Score Coming In 2018 (Video Trailer)
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) scores the Stephen King sourced thriller, 1922, which is available now via Netflix. An expanded score will be released via Ipecac Recordings in 2018. The 1922 offering follows-up Patton's critically-acclaimed score to The Place Beyond The Pines.1922 is ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
METALLICA Drummer LARS ULRICH - In Conversation Event Scheduled For Next Month In NYC
METALLICA Drummer LARS ULRICH - In Conversation Event Scheduled For Next Month In NYC
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is scheduled for an In Conversation event at 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall in New York City, NY on Sunday, November 5th at 7:30 PM.Lars will share details from a storied life - from the tennis courts to headlining stadiums for millions of fans around the globe... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
AN NCS DEMO PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW):  DEVOID OF THOUGHT — “ASTRAL NECROSIS”
AN NCS DEMO PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW): DEVOID OF THOUGHT - "ASTRAL NECROSIS"
If you don't have access to a supplemental oxygen canister, you might want to hyperventilate before listening to this demo we're about to serve up. Having eye-drops nearby would also be a good idea, so your orbits don't dry out when they pop open and stay that way. A bib might ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING
HALLATAR:  “NO STARS UPON THE BRIDGE”
HALLATAR: "NO STARS UPON THE BRIDGE"
(Andy Synn prepared this review of the new album by the Finnish band Hallatar.) Perhaps more than most, it's important to understand a little bit about this album's background and the context surrounding its creation. In April 2016, several months before the eventual release of ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING
Trivium Stream New Album "The Sin And The Sentence"
Trivium Stream New Album "The Sin And The Sentence" - Read more at Metal Anarchy
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