Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Periphery Album(s), "Juggernaut" Now Streaming

DC's own prog ensemble, Periphery has just made the second album from their dual-album release available for streaming, and you can now listen to both of these albums via the playlist below. Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega are set to be released on January 27th, 2015, but I urge you to try it before you buy it - right here, right now:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chris Brown, Certifiable Douche Canoe, Wears Jacket with Municipal Waste Patch, Pisses Everyone Off

The angry, abusive, talentless, intemperate Chris Brown wa spotted at the Tru Hollywood Nightclub in Los Angeles earlier in the month wearing a "spiked leather jacket adorned with patches of metal and hardcore bands," according to this article I stumbled upon today by MetalSucks.

The jacket - which was a custom order from some place called DNA Fashion Designs (meaning he had nothing to do with choosing/applying the patches, and probably bought it to look cool so he could swoon Kendall Jenner and become a faux-metalheads together) - included a large front-and-center logo of Municipal Waste, along with logos of The Exploited, Cro-Mags and Excel.

Mastodon & Clutch to Co-Headline Spring 2015 Tour

MASTODON, CLUTCH co-headline The Missing Link Tour 2015

My husband is going to freak out when I tell him about this! The mighty Mastodon and Clutch will be embarking on The Missing Link Tour in April, and stopping here in our area on May 16th, 2015 at Pier Six Pavilion!

A couple of other stops in the Mid-Atlantic include Bethlehem, PA and New York on May 15th and May 19th, respectively.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Did the guy who books New England Metal and Hardcore Fest just take a verbal shot at Maryland Deathfest?

Scott Lee, the guy who books NEFMetal Insider recently caught up with the guy who book the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest and he made a few comments about Maryland Deathfest and our local metal scene in general. Did he mean to slight us by declaring the Mid-Atlantic metal scene a "niche" market?

5 Days of Giveaways with Premortal Breath

PREMORTAL BREATH - They

Today, we'll be kicking off five straight days of giveaways with up-and-coming self-produced German heavy metallers Premortal Breath!

The guys have put together a solid full-length debut CD, They, which has gotten several positive reviews from sites like this one, this one, and even this one. After enjoying some success in Germany, the band is hopping the pond, seeping steadily into the States... and they come bearing a few gifts for us.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Carach Angren Premieres Seventh Track from Upcoming Album, "This Is No Fairy Tale"

CARACH ANGREN

Carach Angren has premiered the seventh track off their upcoming album, and you can listen to it right here.

Moonspell Announces Release Dates for New Album, "Extinct"

MOONSPELL

Moonspell (which, if you're not familiar, is a gothic metal band hailing from Portugal and they are actually pretty f*cking good) has announced the release dates for their 11th full-length studio album, entitled Extinct.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kamelot Signs with Napalm Records, New Album Slated for Spring Release

KAMELOT

After working hard in the studio since the middle of 2014, Kamelot has finally hinted at a springtime release for their newest album and follow-up to 2012's Silverthorn, which was unleashed on October 30th that year and sold roughly 5,400 units in it's first week.

Heidevolk Unveils Details & Track Listing for New Album, "VELUA"

HEIDEVOLK - VELUA

Good news for folk metal: Heidevolk has just announced the details for their newest album, VELUA, due out in April 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Eye of Odin Parts Ways with Vocalist Over "Indifferences", "Drama"

Folk metallers Eye of Odin (hailing from Nanaimo, BC) announced on January 3rd that they have made the decision to part ways with their vocalist, Cody, due to "drama" and "indifferences" with the rest of the band.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Armageddon Announces Antony Hämäläinen As New Vocalist

ARMAGEDDONArmageddon's search for a new vocalist is over! The band has named Antony Hämäläinen as their new frontman ahead of their US tour beginning in February 2015 (as well as an MDF appearance later in the year).

Iris Divine Signs with IntroMental Management

IRIS DIVINE - Karma SownExciting things are happening for Iris Divine... the band has just announced that they have partnered with IntroMental Management. The management company will be taking Iris Divine's new album, Karma Sown, to the next level with plans for a wider release.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Thrifty Stay-At-Home Wife: How to Coupon Like a Pro


In my younger days, I viewed coupons as I viewed all motherly duties at the time - it was boring and for old ladies. Or so my prodigal 13-year-old brain supposed.

I came to value the expertise my mother had learned from her mother, who had in turn learned from her 100% authentic Irish Traveller (also commonly known as "gypsies") mother, around when I first moved out on my own. There is no quicker way to build appreciation for the value of a dollar than to move out into a rented apartment on a meager salary with no f#cking idea what you're doing.

Gypsies generally tend to possess inherent skills at making the most of what you have, especially when it comes to money. It is considered highly improper for Gypsies/Travellers to even speak about money, unless you're trying to use your innate ability to haggle like nobody's business - a trait which is strong in those who were brought up in gypsy culture.

Unfortunately, since my mother wasn't raised fully within the lifestyle, she had only her knowledge and habits of thrift left of her heritage. She did pretty well for herself, despite hardship. She spent ten years caring for her unemployed husband (and my now estranged father) that she pitied rather than loved, and I couldn't even stand to do it for a few months. Oh yeah, and she took care of two rambunctious and often troublesome girls - and let us not forget, no matter how badly we want to conceive a girl, they will always be more difficult than boys to raise.

Damn our wondrous yet wretched wombs and the games they play on our minds, up to and including the dreaded "baby fever"... because no one is ever really wanting to get pregnant so they can experience three months of non-stop vomiting that would make a seasoned drunk want to cry and wrenching, intolerable bone and muscle pain. At least I sure as f#ck do not.

At The Gates Announce Tour Dates for Europe & North America

AT THE GATES - At War With Reality (out now)At The Gates has announced a litany of tour dates across Europe and North America (though the only stop in the Mid Atlantic seems to be Pennsylvania) on the heels of their newest release, At War With Reality (available now via Century Media Records.

Foehammer Streaming "Stormcrow" Off Upcoming Debut Album

FOEHAMMER

Ready for that crushing as f#$k funeral doom from Foehammer I was telling you about the other day?

As they promised, the band started streaming a track from the upcoming album today at 12:01am in preparation for its release on March 3, 2015 via Grimoire Records. The track is entitled "Stormcrow", and it absolutely delivers and exceeds all expectations. Fans of Dark Funeral, Fortress, Salome and Grief are going to love these guys.

Stream it right here, right now:

Ex-Bassist of Amberian Dawn, Tommi Kuri, Passes Away

Tommi KuriTommi Kuri, former bassist of Amberian Dawn and Virtuosity, has passed away.

He had been grappling with "health issues" for some time, which was the reason he left Amberian Dawn after recording a few albums with them. The band didn't realize how serious his illness was, however, and were devastated to learn of his passing.

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