Red Chord Guitarist “Gunface” On Recording for Sesame Street

July 13, 2016

Mike “Gunface” McKenzie — the perception-scrambling metal visionary hitherto best know as the guitarist of The Red Chord guitarist and mastermind behind Stomach Earth — recently recorded a song for Sesame Street entitled “6 Steps to Potty Training.”

Eternal Sleep’s “Straw Man” the Real Deal for Metalcore

May 13, 2016

I Love the Mid-’90s. If you have a similar soft spot for “metallic hardcore” don’t sleep on Eternal Sleep.  

See A Little Light: Exclusive Darkness Divided Stream!

August 18, 2014

To co-opt/augment Riki Rachtman’s old Headbanger’s Ball sign-off, on Written in Blood Darkness Divided has one foot in the metalcore gutter, one fist in the Between the Buried and Me/Devin Townsend-y gold. And for those who don’t reflexively hate the former, the latter will be a very welcome development indeed. Anyway, here’s your chance to…

Demon Hunter Goes Extreme, Track By Track

March 18, 2014

Looks like it’s time to storm the gates of Hell again, kids. That’s right. Demon Hunter returns today with Extremist, an aptly-titled album that raises all of the various and sundry elements of the band’s burly signature sound to new maximal intensities before melding the whole shebang into a more cohesive, focused whole than ever…

Soundtrack to Your Insomnia

December 18, 2012

“I’ve got a problem with bands that come from an area but don’t reflect where they’re from,” While She Sleeps vocalist Lawrence Taylor says toward the end of the press release accompanying This is the Six, the UK band’s latest hypercharged slab of frenetic metalcore. “I know a lot of bands that will sing with…