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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: 'The Silver Cord Sessions' EP Out Now

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),has shared "The Silver Cord Sessions" EP. Available today on all streaming platforms, the live EP emerges as EMPIRE STATE BASTARD has just be...
April 24, 2024
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Cometh The Storm

You may thank whichever implausible deity you favor for the fact that Matt Pike is still alive and still writing riffs. A new HIGH ON FIRE album always brings with it a profound sense of relief. It's okay, folks, they've sent in the professionals. Turn the volume up and prepare for the onslaught. Co...
April 18, 2024
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Tarantula Heart

What you can always expect from the mighty MELVINS is the unexpected. Running four decades strong and boasting over 30 albums, the MELVINS have been responsible for some of the undergournd's most unique sounds, merging heavy metal, punk, doom, and rock, while influencing everyone from NIRVANA to EYE...
April 15, 2024
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MELVINS Announce 'Tarantula Heart' Album

THE MELVINS will release a new album, "Tarantula Heart", on April 19 via Ipecac Recordings. According to a press release, the LP is quite possibly the band's most unconventional, catchiest and imaginative work yet, continuing a legacy celebrated for its eccentric and extraordinary output. A preview...
February 6, 2024
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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Picks RONNIE JAMES DIO As His 'Rock God'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Shane picked Ronnie James Dio and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I came across Ronnie James Dio in the late '70s listening to RAINBOW....
November 13, 2023
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Watch: EMPIRE STATE BASTARD (Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO) Plays First-Ever U.S. Concert

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),played its first-ever U.S. headline show this past Saturday (September 23) at Brooklyn, New York's Saint Vitus Bar. Fan-filmed video of the co...
September 25, 2023
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MELVINS Drummer DALE CROVER To Undergo Emergency Spinal Surgery

MELVINS drummer Dale Crover will sit out the band's tour with BORIS and MR. PHYLZZZ in order to undergo emergency spinal surgery. Filling in for him will be former MELVINS drummer Coady Willis (BIG BUSINESS, HIGH ON FIRE),who played with the band between 2006 and 2016. Earlier today, MELVINS releas...
August 23, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: 'Moi?' Visualizer Released

The official visualizer for the song "Moi?" from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),can be seen below. The track is taken from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut album, "Rivers Of Her...
August 22, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: 'The Looming' Visualizer Released

The official visualizer for the song "The Looming" from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),can be seen below. The track is taken from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut album, "Rivers...
July 25, 2023
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HIGH ON FIRE Completes Work On Ninth Studio Album

HIGH ON FIRE is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023 with a special slate of rejoiceful revelry. The Grammy Award-winning group, featuring bassist Jeff Matz, guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike and new drummer Coady Willis (BIG BUSINESS, MELVINS, MURDER CITY DEVILS),will bookend the jubilee with a rei...
June 16, 2023
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THE MELVINS And BORIS Announce 'Twins Of Evil' Co-Headlining Tour

THE MELVINS, continuing their 40th-anniversary celebrations, have announced the "Twins Of Evil" tour, a seven-week trek that sees the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Washington band joined by Japanese trio BORIS, with both groups performing classic albums in their entirety: "Bullhead" (MELVINS) and "Heavy Roc...
June 5, 2023
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SHANE EMBURY: 'There's A Lot More To Me Than Just Being The Bass Player In NAPALM DEATH'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury will release his autobiography, "Life?… And Napalm Death", later this year via Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. For Birmingham-based Embury, music is more than just a passion. It's a force that brings meaning...
June 4, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: New Single 'Stutter' Now Available

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),has shared a new song called "Stutter". The track is taken from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut album, "Rivers Of Heresy", which will arrive on S...
June 2, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: Debut Album 'Rivers Of Heresy' Due In September

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),will release its debut album, "Rivers Of Heresy", on September 1 via Roadrunner. The LP will feature EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut single "Harv...
May 31, 2023
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Watch: FANTÔMAS Reunites During Final Show Of MR. BUNGLE/MELVINS Tour

Star-studded noise-mongers FANTÔMAS — who feature in their ranks FAITH NO MORE/MR. BUNGLE frontman Mike Patton, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and MR. BUNGLE/ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo — reunited Wednesday night (May 24) in Oakland, California at the final show...
May 25, 2023