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Legendary Extreme Metal Producer SCOTT BURNS Is Focus Of New Book, 'The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life In Death Metal 1987 - 1997'

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "The Scott Burns Sessions: A Life In Death Metal 1987 - 1997", a massive 480-page oral history of the celebrated Morrisound recording career of iconic extreme metal producer and engineer Scott Burns. Fans can pre-order their copy now at store.decibelmag...
September 11, 2023

Watch: JOB FOR A COWBOY Plays First Official Concert In Seven Years At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY played their official first concert since 2016 this past Friday (September 8) at this year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia. One day earlier, they played a "secret" show at The Warehouse in Richmond, Virginia, where they were bil...
September 11, 2023

JOB FOR A COWBOY Returns With 'The Agony Seeping Storm' Single

Arizona death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY return after a near-decade-long hiatus with their brand new single and accompanying video for "The Agony Seeping Storm". The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, set for release in 2024 via Metal Blade Records. JOB FOR A COWBOY released their "Sun...
August 29, 2023

ATHEIST's KELLY SHAEFER Goes Beyond Technical Death Metal In New Band TILL THE DIRT: 'It's A Totally Different Animal'

By David E. Gehlke ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer was productive during the throes of Covid. Armed with only a guitar, basic home recording software and speakers atop a child's desk, Shaefer burned the midnight oil throughout lockdown and came away with over a dozen new compositions. While ATHIEST i...
August 28, 2023

Outside The Spiral

The evolution of heavy music has been influenced by all kinds of eccentric and fearless artists, and Kelly Shaefer deserves to be near the top of the list. As the man behind Floridian death metal mavericks ATHEIST, he has done more than most to push the genre away from the mundane and toward a more...
August 24, 2023

ATHEIST Frontman KELLY SHAEFER's TILL THE DIRT Announces Debut Album, 'Outside The Spiral'

TILL THE DIRT, the new band led by ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will release its debut album, "Outside The Spiral", on August 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Shaefer comments on the signing to Nuclear Blast: "As an extreme metal artist, there is no better place to land than Nuclear Blast. A staff t...
July 1, 2023

Watch: ATHEIST Performs Special 30th-Anniversary Set In San Diego During 'Focus And Presence' Tour

Fan-filmed video of ATHEIST's June 14 concert at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California can be seen below. ATHEIST's "Focus And Presence" North American tour with fellow progressive metal pioneers CYNIC, which kicked off on June 10 in Austin, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Kelly Shaefer...
June 17, 2023

Watch: CYNIC Performs Entire 'Focus' Album In San Diego During 'Focus And Presence' Tour With ATHEIST

TheRealConcertKing YouTube channel has uploaded video of CYNIC's June 14 concert at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California. Check out the clips below. CYNIC's "Focus And Presence" North American tour with fellow progressive metal pioneers ATHEIST, which kicked off on June 10 in Austin, is cele...
June 17, 2023

CYNIC And ATHEIST Announce Spring/Summer 2023 'Focus And Presence' North American Tour

Progressive music icon CYNIC will embark on an extensive North American co-headlining tour with ATHEIST. The trek will launch on June 10 in Austin, Texas and will conclude on July 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28. CYNIC will be celebrating the 30th anniv...
April 26, 2023

Watch: Ex-DEATH Guitarist PAUL MASVIDAL Joins DEATH TO ALL On Stage In San Diego To Perform 'Flattening Of Emotions'

Paul Masvidal, who toured and recorded with DEATH between 1989 and 1992, joined DEATH TO ALL (DTA) on stage last night (Saturday, March 11) at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California to perform the DEATH classic "Flattening Of Emotions" and second half of the encore, "Pull The Plug". Fan-filmed vide...
March 12, 2023

MICHAEL SWEET 'Would Certainly Pray' About Hypothetical KING DIAMOND Collaboration

During a January 24 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", STRYPER's Michael Sweet talked about meeting MERCYFUL FATE singer King Diamond — whose real name is Kim Bendix Petersen — for the first time when the two bands performed at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest on December...
January 27, 2023

Why Was Tampa Such A Breeding Ground For Death Metal In Late 1980s And Early 1990s? DAVID VINCENT Weighs In

In a new interview with Brazil's KazaGastão, former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent spoke about the fact that the city of Tampa is still considered by some to be the unofficial capital of American death metal. Asked if there is anything special about the Florida town that makes it such a breedin...
November 8, 2022

Watch: AT THE GATES Plays First Concert With Returning Guitarist ANDERS BJÖRLER

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES played their first concert with returning guitarist Anders Björler last night (Saturday, November 5) at the Damnation festival in Manchester, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video and photos can be found below. AT THE GATES will next embark on a massive t...
November 6, 2022

AT THE GATES Announces Return Of Founding Guitarist ANDERS BJÖRLER

While Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being", they have now checked in after a North American tour as well as an intense run of summer festivals across Europe and in Japan with the news that founding member...
October 5, 2022

Watch: AT THE GATES Enlists ATHEIST Guitarist DANIEL MARTINEZ For North American Tour

AT THE GATES has recruited Daniel Martinez (ATHEIST) to play second guitar for the band on its North American tour which kicked off last night (Wednesday, August 17) at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video of the L.A. performance can be seen below. On Wednesday, Daniel shar...
August 18, 2022