January 29, 2019 — The criminally underrated gods of Norwegian avant garde black metal, VED BUENS ENDE, recently reunited to play a live show this past Saturday, January 26, 2019.
November 8, 2018 — Last year Max and Igorr Cavalera celebrated the release of SEPULTURA’s Roots by playing the album in its entirety on tour. Currently, they are tour celebrating the two albums that put the band on the map, Beneath the Remains and Arise.
March 28, 2018 — As part of the unending well of magical albums coming out of Sweden, DAWN released what ended up being their final album, Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy).
March 3, 2018 — The first taste of AT THE GATES’ new album, To Drink From the Night Itself, comes in the form of the video for the title track.
February 23, 2018 — DIMMU BORGIR have been gone for a long time, seven years to be exact. Today, they mark their return with the first single and video for the song, “Interdimensional Summit,” off of their upcoming album, Eonian.
February 5, 2018 — There are few, if any, frontman quite like our friend, Axl Rose. Here is a monumental 28+ minute compilation of his on stage meltdowns in response to rowdy fans throwing objects at or spitting on the band.
December 1, 2016 — While the masses are currently swooning over GHOST BC AKA GHOST, let’s point out that the original GHOST was formed in the early/mid 80’s by metal god Dan Swanö (drums) and his older brother Dag Swanö (guitars).
October 4, 2016 — SHINING (Norway) have released some really cool videos in the past couple of years. With their new one for “House of Control,” frontman Jørgen Munkeby finds himself in a limo full of gorgeous women as well as left for dead on the side of the road.
September 13, 2016 — As a devotee to heavy music, the words of Tony Iommi are always sacred. Check out this extensive interview, Inside Black Sabbath With Tony Iommi, in which he discusses the history of SABBATH, the origins of his sound, and even demonstrations of the band’s most well-known riffs.
August 23, 2016 — This month saw the release of VADER’s latest EP, Iron Times, via Nuclear Blast. In keeping with their tradition, Iron Times is another excellent release that is meant to tide us over till their next full length entitled The Empire.
March 12, 2016 — With the whirlwind of publicity that U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been receiving, Jello Biafra (JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) shares additional thoughts on Mr.
March 3, 2016 — In order to be a blizzard beast, gotta have a sense of humor that surpasses all the rest. Check out this untouchable Abbath interview conducted two years ago during the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
January 29, 2016 — In response to the controversy surrounding Phil Anselmo’s Nazi salute and “white power” remark onstage at the end of his performance at Dimebash last week, MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn has posted a video that provides additional facts of what happened at the show and his opinion of Phil Anselmo’s latest and past racist remarks.
December 22, 2015 — Iceland’s greatest export, SÓLSTAFIR, have done it again with another absolutely jawdropping, powerful video. This time around, “Miðaftann” from last year’s Ótta gets the music video treatment.
December 4, 2015 — The closest thing to a MERCYFUL FATE reunion thus far in DENNER / SHERMMAN, featuring Michael Denner, Hank Shermann, Snowy Shaw along with Sean Peck (CAGE) and Marc Grabowski, has posted their new video for the title track of their debut EP, Satan’s Tomb.
November 16, 2015 — In a world where most metal videos are simply terrible, INTRONAUT has come to save the day with their new video for “Fast Worms.” The video does in a brilliant job in taking the piss out of the metal video genre along with being the most over the top, ridiculous video possible.
October 21, 2015 — KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES have launched a video for the song, “The Ascent.” The song comes off of their powerful debut, Salem’s Wounds, which was released earlier this year via Century Media Records.
September 29, 2015 — While the world awaits for ABBATH’s first solo album, the band launched a video of a live version of “Fenrir Hunts.” This version will be different from the version that will appear on the album.
September 18, 2015 — MY DYING BRIDE has released a music video for the title track off its upcoming 12th opus, Feel the Misery. Using “The Raft of Medusa” by French romantic painter Théodore Géricault as visual inspiration, as well as taking cues from the band’s own bleak and foreboding music, MY DYING BRIDE’s latest video is a harrowing tale of tragedy and loss.
September 12, 2015 — We are all guilty of taking metal legends for granted by thinking they’ll always be around. So what happens? We skip out on seeing them when they come through town for what sometimes turns out to be years.
July 15, 2015 — Back in 2000, the, now, juggernaut known as OPETH was only known by the most devotee followers of underground metal. While the first three albums were released domestically in the U.
June 17, 2015 — This morning, Norway’s JAGA JAZZIST performed a live set on Los Angeles radio station, KCRW. Check out this video of their performance of the title track of their brand new masterpiece, Starfire.
February 1, 2015 — On ABYSMAL DAWN’s latest, Obsolescence, the band wrote their most moshable track. With its death metal groove and straight forward approach, “Inanimate” was meant to get circle pits going.
January 26, 2015 — The first music video from NAPALM DEATH’s new album, Apex Predator - Easy Meat, is now up. Check out “Smash a Single Digit” below: The video is made up of 1093 unique drawings, each one hand-drawn in ink on paper by artist Lisbet Fredslund (www.
December 26, 2014 — It was 10 years ago that the music world lost a great talent in NASUM vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk. He, like many others, died tragically during the great tsunami that hit South Asia.
December 14, 2014 — A little over a week ago, Iceland’s SÓLSTAFIR made their LA debut at The Roxy in Hollywood. The band are currently on a U.S. tour with PALLBEARER and MORTALS.
October 27, 2014 — Osaka, Japan’s CROSSFAITH played the Download Festival this past summer and the band recently release their performance of “Monolith.” The performance and the energy from the crowd is absolutely awesome.
October 7, 2014 — With the release of MACHINE HEAD’s debut, Burn My Eyes, during the tail end of metal’s time in the mainstream eye, the band set its sights on the next big thing with their third album, The Burning Red.
September 29, 2014 — CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth is no stranger to side projects (i.e. TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON). One of his new bands, DEVILMENT, has a new music video for the song, “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me,” posted online.
August 22, 2014 — Polish killing machine, DECAPITATED, recently performed a great set at Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire, UK. Check out their near 45 minute set below. The sound quality is great and their performance is nearly perfect.
August 13, 2014 — The new DECAPITATED album, Blood Mantra, doesn’t come out until September 30th. But the song, “The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation,” is online. The track is a little bit of a departure as the song is a lot more simpler and more direct with less time changes or parts.
August 9, 2014 — The new TRIPTYKON video for “Aurorae” just came out and it’s a fine video. Every video that Tom G. Warrior has been apart of, whether it’s CELTIC FROST’s return or TRIPTYKON, has done a great job in perfectly capturing the feel and meaning of the respective songs.
August 4, 2014 — This past weekend, the biggest metal fest in the world, Wacken Open Air, went down with another amazing line up of bands. None of us, APESHIT goons, were able to make the trip over to Germany but let’s check out some great footage.
July 22, 2014 — Not sure how many of you are familiar with the excellent music zine, Faceculture, based in the Netherlands. They cover a wide range of non-mainstream and some mainstream music.
July 13, 2014 — As you may have heard, the legendary Tommy Ramone passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at age 65. He had been battling cancer. Tommy is the final original member of the RAMONES to pass away.
June 3, 2014 — Do you remember the first time you heard ARMAGEDDON’s Crossing the Rubicon? So awesome and it still holds up to this date. Then do you remember listening to the band after band leader/guitarist Chris Amott took over on vocals and they went on the prog rock/metal path?
May 26, 2014 — The best metal fest in the U.S., Maryland Deathfest, just wrapped up this weekend. This year’s edition featured another killer line-up from all around the world, including the reunited DARK ANGEL.
May 22, 2014 — In an interesting twist to the SEPULTURA saga, the band recently released their music video for their cover of CHICO SCIENCE and NAÇÃO ZUMBI’s “Da Lama Ao Caos.
May 19, 2014 — One of the best bands from the green state of Colorado, ALLEGAEON, have a new album coming soon, Elements of the Infinite. If you follow the band on social media, you’ll know that they are hilarious and know when not to take themselves seriously.
April 30, 2014 — The new Marty Friedman album, Inferno, comes out on May 27, 2014 and there is a great track which features SHINING (NO)‘s Jørgen Munkeby on saxophone and vocals.
April 14, 2014 — Extreme metal legend, Lee Dorian, has hit quite a few homeruns with his label, Rise Above Records, particularly with GHOST. Well, it looks like he has another superstar band in the making with THE OATH.
March 25, 2014 — Big time IMMORTAL nerds are aware that vocalist/guitarist Abbath also has a side project called BOMBERS. The band is a great tribute to classic MOTORHEAD with Abbath doing the best impersonation of Lemmy possible.
February 10, 2014 — In 2009, Norway’s MANES put out a six-song compilation called Solve Et Coagula, which featured a new song plus old demo material from the band’s black metal days.
February 1, 2014 — Sweden’s melodic death/thrash kings, DARKANE, recently posted their new video for “Mechanically Divine.” It’s more or less a standard metal video filmed inside an empty, darkened warehouse but who cares.
December 23, 2013 — Were you one of the lucky people over in Germany last year to watch TESTAMENT play a great set at Wacken 2012? Well, most of us weren’t there so via the magic of the web, here is their entire set.
December 10, 2013 — If you were into underground metal back in the late 90’s, then you were probably into an excellent Swedish band called SACRAMENTUM. If DISSECTION were the number one Swedish black/death metal band, then SACRAMENTUM were the number two.
November 20, 2013 — If you’re looking for a fresh sound in black metal, check out CODE’s new album, Augur Nox. These Brits have released a new video off of the album for “Glimlight Tourist.
November 13, 2013 — The new album from Finland’s BEASTMILK, Climax, is a mighty fine album. Check out the song, “Love in a Cold World.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwQIlW14aRc We can try to label it as “post-punk” or “gothic rock” or whatever.
November 4, 2013 — Recently, original MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann got together for the 30th anniversary of the band’s monumental debut, Melissa. Check out this video of them jamming on a bunch of riffs from the album.
September 12, 2013 — The world is always in need of great bassists, who are not only audible but have a great playing style. BEYOND CREATION‘s Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of those special individuals.
September 12, 2013 — Guitarist Bill Steer and drummer Dan Wilding sat down to provide some insight into the songs on CARCASS’ new record, Surgical Steel. Check them out below.
August 16, 2013 — With the recent news that EMPEROR will reunite for Wacken Open Air next year (as well as Bloodstock 2014), it got me in the EMPEROR/EMPEROR-related mood.
July 30, 2013 — In the deluge of metal that come out each month, it’s easy to overlook or just miss good releases. One band that should always be on your radar is Sweden’s SHINING.
July 15, 2013 — DARKANE have posted a series of videos documenting the recording process for their latest masterpiece, The Sinister Supremacy. We’ll have our review of the album soon.
July 1, 2013 — After a few lifetimes of waiting, a new CARCASS song has been posted online. Our friends at Nuclear Blast have informed us that their comeback album, Surgical Steel, is really, really good.
June 9, 2013 — Without a doubt Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY have written many excellent songs through out their career. However, one song stands alone as their absolute best.
May 10, 2013 — With the release of a new DARK TRANQUILLITY album on the horizon, the new video for the song, “Uniformity,” has been posted online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BolGeBNPK1w The video was directed by the great Patrick Ullaeus.
April 29, 2013 — For those of us unable to see SOLSTAFIR live, videos are the next best thing. Check out this awesome live performance of “Aera” filmed live in the band’s home country of Iceland last year.
April 24, 2013 — Members of KVELERTAK and NETTLECARRIER have teamed up once again for another DJEVEL album entitled Besatt av Maane og Natt. The album comes out on May 31, 2013 on Aftermath Music.
February 25, 2013 — AGUA DE ANNIQUE vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen has contributed her own version of the Harlem Shake viral video craze. Check out her great moves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLO07rgZO0k
February 22, 2013 — Sweden’s GHOST B.C. (formerly known as “GHOST”) recently released their first promo video for the song, “Secular Haze.” While the video is a performance on a stage from a 70’s variety tv show, the song itself is pretty psychedelic.
February 15, 2013 — Today’s video of the day comes fresh from the current U.S. tour with MESHUGGAH, INTRONAUT, and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. As a special treat, INTRONAUT frontman, Sacha Dunable, joined MESHUGGAH on lead vocals for a performance of the MESHUGGAH classic, “New Millenium Cyanide Christ” this past Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
February 7, 2013 — While we all eagerly await the release of KVELERTAK’s sophomore album, Meir, let’s check out their brand new video for “Bruane Brenn.” Good stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbrtS8E0kpY
February 5, 2013 — Before there was MERCYFUL FATE, there was BLACK ROSE and BRATS. Today, we take a listen to BRATS, which featured MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Hank Shermann and vocalist KING DIAMOND.
January 13, 2013 — Heavy music fans were given a special treat at CONVERGE’s show in Stockholm, Sweden last December. ENTOMBED’s LG Petrov came out to sing the ENTOMBED classic, “Wolverine Blues,” with the band.
January 4, 2013 — In 1997, one of the most fucked up movies of all time, Gummo, hit theaters in the U.S. Few movies could match the story of a bunch of sick and twisted kids.
December 30, 2012 — We’ve seen DARK TRANQUILLITY get their own Lego music video. Well, I think LegonardoDaFinci has one-upped that video with his Lego rendition of CRYPTOPSY’s classic, “Phobophile.
November 4, 2012 — After being on hiatus while King Diamond recovered from triple bypass surgery for a few years, KING DIAMOND finally made their return to the stage via 2012’s Swedish Rock Fest.
October 16, 2012 — So the story goes that in ‘87, Glenn Danzig was asked to write a song for Roy Orbison. The song, “Life Fades Away,” was featured in the classic film, Less Than Zero as well Orbison’s ‘92 album, King of Hearts.
September 23, 2012 — If you’re craving more music in the style of SOILWORK’s first three albums, then you gotta check out Italy’s DISARMONIA MUNDI. And interestingly enough, SOILWORK vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid is also in the band.
September 14, 2012 — There is nothing funny about the grim coldness of IMMORTAL’s music. However, frontman Abbath has got a great sense of humor and knows when not to take himself too seriously.
August 3, 2012 — Let’s get one thing clear, the underground extreme music industry is just as trendy as the mainstream music scene. Fake music is everywhere. How many copycat bands emerge once one band of a particular style gets enough media attention?
July 31, 2012 — Back when I was a senior in high school, a friend called me up and was yelling at the top of his lungs about an “Ozzfest.
July 26, 2012 — For today’s Song of the Day, let us revisit one of the greatest underground metal bands of all time, ARCTURUS. Back in 1994, the band released the Constellation EP via guitarist Samoth’s Nocturnal Art Productions.
July 13, 2012 — It sounds like CRYPTOPSY have done the right thing with their new album by making a proper CRYPTOPSY album. No female keyboardists. No ill executed LINKIN PARK clean vocals.
June 26, 2012 — We are giving away five (5) copies of BEREFT’s excellent debut, Leichenhaus, courtesty of The End Records. One (1) grand prize winner will also receive a hand-numbered vinyl copy (in addition to the CD).
June 20, 2012 — It doesn’t happen too often, especially when lawyers get involved, but sometimes bands end up using the same name. Bands with the name “MAYHEM,” “SHINING” and “DISGORGE” have managed to coexist in harmony while also offering very cool music to the world.
June 12, 2012 — Back in 1997 when NAPALM DEATH was still on Earache Records and enjoying what is probably best described as the final days of the height of their popularity, they came out with the song, “Breed to Breathe.
May 8, 2012 — After working behind the scenes in metal for the past 14 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about how it all works. I understand that most metal fans and most music fans in general are really not that interested in what goes into making everything happen.
March 9, 2012 — 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of APESHIT. It’s been a long ride and it’s pretty crazy to think we’ve done this thing for so long. Through hard work, stubbornness, sacrifice, and dedication to our vision, APESHIT has been able achieve many successes and victories while also outlasting many of our peers.
February 15, 2012 — After SABBATH created doom metal, Swedish gods CANDLEMASS (and arguably PENTAGRAM) took it to the next level. Simply a timeless, mandatory band. Let’s check out the video for “Bewitched” from the band’s classic album, Nightfall.
January 18, 2012 — When I was a little kid in grade school, I was busy riding my bike, playing video games, and watching cartoons. Well, these two kids have put me and all of you to shame by choosing to jam on classic extreme metal songs.
December 29, 2011 — In the larger scheme of things, death metal legends SINISTER never received the credit that they deserved. Their early albums are underground gems that no metal warrior should be without.
December 13, 2011 — Back in 1998 on a cold December night, the legendary DEATH were set to perform at The Whisky. What would eventually become the Apeshit goons were all in attendance for this mandatory show.
December 13, 2011 — Ten years ago today, the metal world lost death metal pioneer, Chuck Shuldiner. I remember hearing the news early in the morning as I started my shift at work.
December 8, 2011 — Today marks the seventh anniversary of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s murder. I’m sure we all remember where we were when we heard the news. Friends of mine received eyewitness accounts of what happened that fateful night in Ohio and it’s just absolutely tragic.
November 10, 2011 — SIX FEET UNDER vocalist Chris Barnes recently appeared in a commercial for a local auto dealership where he purchased a Porsche. Yes, Porsche. I guess SIX FEET UNDER continues to do just fine.
October 4, 2011 — Eleven years ago, DYING FETUS released their best album by far, Destroy the Opposition. What a killer album! We highly recommend it. Let us check out the song, “Pissing in the Mainstream.
September 29, 2011 — Back in 1995, I had heard on the radio of an upcoming MOTORHEAD show to celebrate 25 years of MOTORHEAD and Lemmy’s 50th birthday. But the thing that made me really want to go to the show was the fact that there were other famous rock stars expected to make an experience.
September 27, 2011 — We previously posted an awesome video of Icelandic pianist, Vika, doing a CARCASS cover. Now, let’s check out another amazing cover: OPETH’s “Deliverance.” Look out, OPETH!
September 22, 2011 — Back in 1999, Norway’s finest bands were just making their first visits to the U.S. ENSLAVED were set to play LA for the first time in order to promote Blodhemn and roycifer, big johnson, and I were excited.
September 22, 2011 — Before THE KOVENANT morphed into a full on industrial band, they were COVENANT. Back in 1997, the band made their debut with In Times Before the Light.
September 20, 2011 — It was back in the late 90’s when I was discovering Norwegian black metal alongside roycifer and big johnson and we got to OLD MAN’S CHILD.
August 29, 2011 — The final great BLACK SABBATH record with the band’s original line-up rarely gets the love it deserves outside diehard SABBATH fans. Most every tribute album or SABBATH cover song skips over this massive album.
August 29, 2011 — Judging by the following videos, it looks like Norwegian TV is a lot more open about featuring extreme metal on television than here in the U.
August 25, 2011 — In 2011, the world knows and reveres legendary Norwegian black metal bands such as EMPEROR, MAYHEM, IMMORTAL, and SATYRICON. But where’s the love for the seminal Norwegian band that helped to spur the creative explosion of the 90’s black metal scene?
August 18, 2011 — With the recent great news about original vocalist Lawrence Mackrory returning to DARKANE, it instantly triggered fond memories of the band’s excellent debut album, Rusted Angel.
August 17, 2011 — Twenty-three years after its release in 1988, the bass tabs for METALLICA’s multi-platinum, ...And Justice for All, have finally been revealed. Check out the bass tabs of the band’s most epic album to date here.
August 10, 2011 — Throughout my years of going to shows and meeting extreme metal bands to just say “hello” and “thanks” or to conduct an interview or hang out as colleagues, I have always found these artists to be very humble, down to earth, and hardworking people.
August 5, 2011 — Sometimes being the first band to do something doesn’t necessarily guarantee that first always means best - case in point, TERRORIZER’s 1989 debut, World Downfall. Sure, one can point to NAPALM DEATH’s Scum as the birth of grindcore but let’s be honest, the album isn’t very listenable.
August 2, 2011 — While Portugal’s MOONSPELL have yet to receive the full recognition that they deserve, this pioneer of the second generation of black metal/purveyors of gothic metal continues to put out worthy music.
July 15, 2011 — Sure, everyone and their mothers gush over OPETH, but that wasn’t necessarily the case 10+ years ago. Back in the band’s earlier days, OPETH was a semi-obscure band who didn’t quite catch on with the masses of metal fans, at least in the U.
July 7, 2011 — Underground warriors who are into the Asian underground are familiar with the Korean legends, SAD LEGEND. Their unique style of melodic black/death metal is a combination of early 90’s melodic Swedish black/death metal and Korean folk music.
June 29, 2011 — Tried and true warriors all know of the greatness of DISSECTION’s classic, The Somberlain, released in 1993. The album featured guitarist John Zwetsloot’s skills and knowledge in not only the composition of the songs but also in the classical guitar songs that he played throughout the album.
June 27, 2011 — So the world knows of all the legendary, famous death metal bands that changed the world in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. There’s no need to name them all here.
June 24, 2011 — Back in 2003, Norwegian supergroup, ZYKLON, composed of members of EMPEROR and MYRKSKOG, released their second album, Aeon. And on that album, they dished out this excellent album closer, “An Eclectic Manner.
June 17, 2011 — If you listened to loud rock/metal back in the early 90’s, then you’re probably very familiar with SOUNDGARDEN’s 1991 landmark album, Badmotorfinger. How many great songs were on that record?
June 16, 2011 — After witnessing my first MEGADETH show earlier in the year on February 27, 1995 with openers CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, I was ready for more MEGADETH. The first leg of their Youthanasia tour featured a great setlist where staples from Rust in Peace like “Holy Wars…” and “Hangar 18” were performed absolutely flawlessly.
June 6, 2011 — Unless you’re a METALLICA fanboy in 2011 (what’s wrong with you?), it’s a universally accepted truth that Lars Ulrich is one of the worst drummers in metal history.
May 26, 2011 — It’s a fact that Stockholm, Sweden’s legendary DISMEMBER have quite an excellent discography. You can pick any album to listen to and you can’t go wrong.
May 19, 2011 — SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s Max Cavalera has thanked “God” on all of his albums for quite some time now. However, it should be clarified that he is not Christian.
May 11, 2011 — Thanks to the good folks at Earsplit PR, I got to check out this awesome Icelandic pianist, Vika Yermolyeva, covering CARCASS’ “Corporal Jigsore Quandary.” This cover is absolutely impressive!
April 26, 2011 — Tried and true underground metal warriors are all familiar with Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN. No doubt they’re a worthy band with good records. However, one of their releases, the rare Reclaim EP, is something that may have eluded the access of many.
April 22, 2011 — MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson took some time to visit the birthplace of MEGADETH, which is the apartment in Hollywood where he and Dave Mustaine first met.
April 13, 2011 — Within in the realms of extreme music there are bands that are simply mandatory; today’s highlight being the hardcore/crust/power violence gods, TRAGEDY. Few bands are as good.
March 25, 2011 — The legendary Norwegian black metal/avant garde/progressive band, IN THE WOODS…, recorded one of the best cover songs you can find in KING CRIMSON’s “Epitaph.” The song appears on IN THE WOODS…’s final release (in terms of studio recordings), Three Times Seven on a Pilgrimage (2000).
March 2, 2011 — The folks over at Kerrang! have posted a video promoting their charity, Cash for Kids, featuring students at Watville Primary School singing the MAIDEN classic, “Flight of Icarus,” from Piece of Mind.
February 10, 2011 — Often times in metal you get that feeling of déjà vu… CARCASS - Tools of the Trade (1992) BENIGHTED - Asylum Cave (2011)
January 31, 2011 — What happens when VADER provides an excellent soundtrack song for one of the coolest video games out there? Answer:
January 17, 2011 — Back in the midst of MEGADETH’s zenith in the early to mid 1990’s, the band did not have to rely on nostalgia and past victories in order to legitimize their relevance.
January 6, 2011 — Back in the summer of 1994, I was a pimple faced teenage metalhead whose world revolved around classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal. And like virtually every metalhead on the planet, I viewed METALLICA as the absolute infallible, invincible gods of metal.
January 4, 2011 — This video is dedicated to all the promoters around the world who make a living ripping off bands. Cheers goes to Cheesemonster11 for creating this!
December 15, 2010 — Sweden’s SHINING have posted the official video to “I och med insikt skall du förgå” from the IV album, The Eerie Cold. The video is a live performance of the band performing at last year’s Party.
December 7, 2010 — December is here, so it is time for us, the APESHIT goons, to share with you our list of metal albums that made an impression on us in 2010.
November 30, 2010 — If you got into metal after the early 90’s, then Marty Friedman may not have a place in your heart. Back when he was unleashing his godly guitar talents in CACOPHONY or MEGADETH, he was one of the most revered and popular guitarists in metal.
November 22, 2010 — Before Andreas Kisser brought his immense guitar and lyrical talents to SEPULTURA, he fronted a Brazilian band called PESTILENCE. And no, it’s not the same PESTILENCE from the Netherlands.
November 6, 2010 — While there’s no doubting that Brazil’s KRISIUN have many catchy songs, diehard fans know that there is only one trademark KRISIUN song and that’s “Conquerors of Armageddon,” the title track to their third album.
October 28, 2010 — For any true underground metal warrior, it’s a given that IMMOLATION is a mandatory band. They’ve never been the flavor of the month or been given the praise they deserve by the media in general but the true motherfuckers know what’s up.
October 6, 2010 — Though APESHIT has been around since July 2002, it was only until 2006 that we finally got around to the idea of a promo video. I had to babysit my six year old cousin one evening and I was reviewing promos for coverage for the site.
October 4, 2010 — If you’re a tried and true Norwegian black metal fan, then you know that the best of the best came out of Notodden, Norway. This is really cool Norwegian TV segment co-hosted by the Ihsahn (EMPEROR, PECCATUM, IHSAHN) and Ihriel (PECCATUM, STAR OF ASH) was supposedly first aired on January 28, 2004.
October 12, 2009 — [slidepress gallery=‘brutal-legend-092909’] On September 29th, EA held a press conference at the Key Club in Hollywood for their upcoming heavy metal-themed action/adventure video game, Brütal Legend.
April 22, 2009 — Hey monkeys… APESHIT is giving away a pair of awesome DVDs! We got three copies of Metal Machine Music: Nine Inch Nails and The Industrial Uprising (more info) and History On My Arms with Dee Dee Ramone (more info).
April 8, 2009 — If something look here looks incorrect to you, fear not… this stripped-down, text-only, un-metal look is intentional. April 9th is CSS Naked Day and APESHIT is proudly participating.
February 21, 2009 — In case you didn’t know, APESHIT has an internet presence beyond this website. We have accounts on Flickr (for photos), MySpace (because we must), Twitter (for feeds and various updates), Last.
January 21, 2009 — Welcome to the latest and greatest incarnation of APESHIT! As you can see, we’ve moved a few things around and spiced up the look and feel.