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Celebrity Therapist

As desensitized as we are to just about everything these days, it is still a hair-raising thrill to hear a band as avowedly unhinged as THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS. Primarily rooted in the scattershot noise-core of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BOTCH and THE CHARIOT, but with all the melodic extravagance and progr...
September 1, 2022

'Beer Commercials And 'Cobra Kai'': Ex-FATES WARNING Drummer MARK ZONDER Plots Commercial Success With New Band A-Z

By David E. Gehlke FATES WARNING's 1991 "Parallels" opus was the closest drummer Mark Zonder got to the mainstream. Arguably the most accessible in FATES' storied discography, "Parallels" found the band's videos making semi-regular appearances on MTV behind a joint Warner Bros. / Metal Blade Records...
August 31, 2022


GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott will take part in a special tribute concert to the band's late singer Steve Grimmett at this year's Keep It True Rising festival, set to take place from September 30 to October 2 in Würzburg, Germany. Joining Bowcott at the event will be the surviving me...
August 23, 2022

STEVE GRIMMETT Hadn't Been Ill Before His Death: 'To Say This Was A Shock Is An Understatement', Says His Wife

Steve Grimmett's wife says that the GRIM REAPER singer wasn't ill prior to his tragic passing this past Monday (August 15). The 62-year-old's death came five years after he had his right leg partially amputated when an infected wound on his foot spread to the bones in his leg partway through his Sou...
August 17, 2022

GRIM REAPER's Founding Guitarist NICK BOWCOTT Pays Tribute To STEVE GRIMMETT: 'Your Voice Will Always Live On'

GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott has paid tribute to the band's singer Steve Grimmett who died on Monday (August 15) at the age of 62. Last night, Bowcott took to his Instagram to write: "STEVE GRIMMETT (Aug 19th, 1959 - Aug 15th, 2022): REST IN PEACE, MATE. REST IN PEACE... "This heart...
August 16, 2022


GRIM REAPER singer Steve Grimmett has died at the age of 62. Steve's passing was confirmed by his brother Mark Grimmett, who wrote on social media: "I don't really know where to start so I guess I will just come right out with it. It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have to tell y...
August 15, 2022

Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's PETBRICK: 'Liminal' Album Due In September

Neurot Recordings, in conjunction with Rocket Recordings, presents "Liminal", the second LP from U.K.-based industrial/electronic hybrid act PETBRICK, formed by Wayne Adams (BIG LAD, JOHNNY BROKE) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULWAX). Confirmed for release in late Sept...
August 3, 2022

NILE's KARL SANDERS Finds 'Peace And Quiet' With Ambient Solo Work

By David E. Gehlke Karl Sanders has been leading Egyptian-themed death metallers NILE for nearly three decades. Their late '90s/early 2000s ascension resulted from unfathomably brutal studio albums that housed mythological themes and an impressive gamut of exotic Egyptian guitar scales that breathed...
July 31, 2022

GOATWHORE Announces 'Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven' Album

Extreme metal veterans GOATWHORE will release their new album, "Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven", on October 7 via Metal Blade Records. Unquestionably GOATWHORE's strongest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, "Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven" emits 47 desol...
July 27, 2022

NORMA JEAN Shares Music Video For New Single 'Sleep Explosion'

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the second single, "Sleep Explosion", can be seen below. "Destruction is a variant of completion," says vocalist Cory Brandan. "We were nearing the end of a tour in Janu...
July 22, 2022

The Vale Of Shadows

Originally formed as a new outlet for the face-razoring vocals of EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, HATRIOT have more than earned their status as a modern thrash metal band of great significance. When Zetro fled the nest — not entirely surprising, given the grueling tour schedules that EXODUS com...
July 19, 2022

False Light

Avant-garde experimentalists to their twisted core, WHITE WARD regard black metal as a vehicle, one that will transport the Ukrainians wherever they damn well please. "False Light" contains plenty of the frostbitten good stuff, of course: opener "Leviathan" is at least 50 percent bombast and extremi...
June 16, 2022

NORMA JEAN Announces 'Deathrattle Sing For Me' Album, Shares 'Call For The Blood' Video

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the first single, "Call For The Blood", which boasts unique, digital-sounding guitars, can be seen below. "Accept that everything is a draft," says NORMA JEAN vocalist C...
June 16, 2022

III: Chaotic Lethal

Cast your mind back 15 years or so. DEMIRICOUS were hotly tipped as some kind of next big thing, at least in extreme metal circles. The Indianapolis quartet released two certifiably ripping albums — "One (Hellbound)" (2006) and "Two (Poverty)" (2007) — and sounded very much like the future of barbar...
May 12, 2022


It starts with a burst of excoriating, abstract noise. As much as they have been hyped and praised by all kinds of notable people, HO99O9 are clearly not in the business of compromising to make their music more appealing. The first of 12 bewildering but utterly mesmerizing slabs of mutant sonic terr...
March 9, 2022