APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2015

motorheadWhen looking back at 2015, the only thing that seems to matter is the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. Of course losing Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in November was sad but Lemmy was on another level – one of the pillars of the entire rock ‘n roll universe. Thankfully, he left a voluminous legacy for us to enjoy for eternity, including some of music’s best interviews and quotes possible. Cheers, Lemmy.

Other than that, 2015 was a remarkably strong year for the pioneering, long-running bands in the metal scene.  Everyone from KILLING JOKE, MY DYING BRIDE, FEAR FACTORY to AMORPHIS put out fantastic records. This past year also saw some very good super groups in TAU CROSS and FIRESPAWN make their debuts.  You’ll find that many of them made it to our respective lists.

Additionally, we’ve recruited some fresh blood in Charles Elliott, Andrew Sample, and Jeff Wagner. These industry vets have been in the trenches with us for years and years, and have helped bring you many of the greatest records ever released for the past 20+ years.
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NEUROSIS Announces Shows in Portland, Montreal, and Bristol

NEUROSIS confirms two new upcoming live performances in support of their tenth LP, Honor Found in Decay.

These newly locked performances, set to take place on January 18th and 19th at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada, will see NEUROSIS co-headlining the stage with GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR both evenings. What makes the performances that much more special is the fact that the duo of shows will mark the first time NEUROSIS has performed on Canadian soil in nearly a decade-and-a-half. Tickets for these two shows are on sale now at www.blackdotpresents.com and at the following stores: Phonopolis, Sound Central, L’oblique, Sonik, Profusion, Atom Heart and Cheap Thrills.

NEUROSIS is also confirmed for a show in Portland, Oregon, playing the Rosleand Theater Saturday, November 23rd. This exclusive Pacific Northwest show features an incredible support bill, including TRAGEDY, THE BODY and ATRIARCHNEUROSIS is also the first band confirmed to partake in the maiden booking of the Temples Festival, May 3, 2014 in Bristol, UK.