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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Announces Public Sale For 2023 Cruise; NIGHTWISH, KREATOR, KAMELOT And DESTRUCTION Among Confirmed Bands

Public sales for the eleventh voyage of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the original, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise, will start Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST, 18:00 CET and 17:00 GMT at Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from Ja...
November 26, 2022

CYNIC To Perform Entire 'Focus' Album At Two Special Shows In 2023

Progressive music icons CYNIC will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album, "Focus", by performing it in its entirety at two very special live performances in 2023. In addition, CYNIC will pay homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone as these are the band's first live...
November 21, 2022

Days Of The Lost

As much as most of us like to see metal progress and evolve, there remains a lot to be said for getting straight to the point. THE HALO EFFECT comprises five former members of IN FLAMES, and "Days Of The Lost" is a big, brash and bombastic melodic death metal album, noticeably akin to the kind of re...
August 10, 2022

CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Says There Was 'Anger' And 'Grief' Over SEAN MALONE's Death

By David E. Gehlke 2020 began for heralded progressive rock/metallers CYNIC with the devastating news that ex-drummer and co-founding member Sean Reinert passed away at 48 due to an aortic rupture. By then, Reinert had been out of CYNIC for five years after a falling out with fellow co-founding memb...
April 19, 2022

DEATH TO ALL Feat. GENE HOGLAN And STEVE DIGIORGIO: June 2022 European Tour Announced

DEATH TO ALL (DTA) — which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner — will embark on a 13-date European tour in June. The trek will kick off on June 11 in Bochum, Germany and will conclude on June 26 in Kraków, Poland. The current lineup of DEATH TO ALL inc...
April 1, 2022

Ascension Codes

The events that have occurred between the release of 2014's "Kindly Bent to Free Us" and CYNIC's 2021's album, "Ascension Codes", could warrant a several-hundred-page band biography without regard for the band's prior history. The acrimonious split in 2015 between founding members Paul Masvidal (voc...
November 22, 2021

CYNIC Premieres New Song 'In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing'

Progressive rockers CYNIC will release their new full-length album, "Ascension Codes", on November 26 via Season Of Mist. The band has just shared the brand new single "In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing". The song is available in the form of a drum-playthrough video performed by Matt Lynch. "Ascensio...
November 18, 2021

CYNIC Announces 'Ascension Codes' Album, Drops 'Mythical Serpents' Single

Progressive rock band CYNIC will release its new full-length album, "Ascension Codes", on November 26 via Season Of Mist. "Ascension Codes" is a remarkably far-reaching work, and if nothing else, a clear indication that they have landed in a place of mastery. The album, paradoxically, acts as both s...
September 15, 2021

QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Vexed'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre has released the official music video for his solo song "Vexed". The age-restricted clip, which was directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films, shows Todd on a desolate street before changing to footage of global unrest throughout time. The video featur...
September 9, 2021

CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE's Cause Of Death Revealed

CYNIC has shared a touching tribute to late bassist Sean Malone, who died on December 7, 2020. To commemorate Malone's legacy, CYNIC has released a never-before-heard recorded performance of the song "Integral" in which Malone performs fretless bass. "Integral" was originally released as a solo gui...
September 3, 2021

'Black Metal Rainbows': A Book Like No Other

"Black Metal Rainbows" is a 400-page, full-color anthology of radical, queer, and leftist writings and artworks that uncover black metal as a genre of openness and inclusivity. Black metal is a paradox. A noisy underground metal genre brimming with violence and virulence, it has captured the world's...
June 29, 2021

The Impassable Horizon

Increasingly one of the most exciting bands to operate under the progressive death metal banner, FRACTAL UNIVERSE sound more creatively liberated than ever on their third full-length. Still intermittently brutal and chaotic, but focused far more on soaring, ethereal melodies and deftly woven arrange...
June 24, 2021

Ne Plus Ultra

If it's prog metal pedigree you demand, then TERRA ODIUM have plenty. Led by two former members of legendary Norwegian technicians SPIRAL ARCHITECT — vocalist/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland and drummer Asgeir Mickelson (VEIL OF SECRETS)/ex-BORKNAGAR — this new entity may bear a different name, but it's c...
June 9, 2021

Search Party

When a band boasts two members of tech-death titans RINGS OF SATURN and one member of criminally underrated tech-death upstarts VAMPIRE SQUID, one might reasonably expect their music to be a blizzard of hyper-precise blastbeats and fret-melting histrionics. As it turns out, Miles Dimitri Baker, Aaro...
June 9, 2021

At Night We Prey

Thirty years and now ten full-length albums in, Greek blackhearts NIGHTFALL deserve great credit for persistence and determination. Although never quite achieving the impact of fellow countrymen like ROTTING CHRIST and SEPTICFLESH, the Athens quartet have been on an interesting journey, starting wit...
March 4, 2021