It's with a heavy heart to report that Slipknot co-founder and Murderdolls/Sinsaenum guitarist/drummer Joey Jordison passed away in his sleep. Joey's family released the following statement in regards to his passing: Joey's death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow, To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle … Continue reading That Time JOEY JORDISON Filled in for Lars Ulrich at Download 2004! Full Concert Inside!
Founded in 1996 (oh my goodness they're the same age as me!) Gizmachi grew to make a name for themselves among the local Orange County, NY, hardcore/metal scene. The band have an interesting backstory. The band caught the eyes and ears of Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan and signed to his label, Big Orange Clown … Continue reading (Album Review) “Omega Kaleid” by Gizmachi
Editor's Note: New Jersey socially conscious, mental health conscious trio America Part Two recently released their music video for "Welcome To The Times", which follows up with previously released singles "I Don't Wanna" and "Glaciers." The aforementioned singles take on hatred, racism and those that are just creeps towards women head on with their emotionally … Continue reading (Mental Health Conversations): AMERICA PART TWO
What kind of sorcery does Bill McClintock do with his mashups? I honestly thought the pinnacle was when he did a mashup of "Round and Round" by Ratt and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. Then, Bill took it to the next level with "Sulfur" by Slipknot and "Wannabe" by The Spice … Continue reading (Single Mashup Review): What Kind of Sorcery Is This: MEGADETH/THE JACKSON 5 “Sweating Robins”
Having originally formed in 2015, the metallers from Connecticut have taken their sound to explore new guttural depths. ‘Your Receding Warmth’ by Boundaries follows the release of their 2019 EP ‘My Body In Bloom’. Aggressive vocals, guttural lows and pretty epic breakdowns are what you will find on this album. ‘Is Survived By’ bulldozes straight … Continue reading (Album Review) “Your Receding Warmth” by BOUNDARIES
‘Deliverance’ is the new album from Norwegian high-octane metallers Fight The Fight who founded under the name Faenskap. This release follows on from their debut album which landed in 2017. ‘Deliverance’ is described as having the stompy power of Slipknot’s heaviest songs – the track certainly has elements that are reminiscent of Slipknot, along with … Continue reading (Album Review) “Deliverance” by FIGHT THE FIGHT
Editor's Note: It was rather awesome talking to legendary guitarist Maik Weichert of Heaven Shall Burn for Madness To Creation. It felt like old friends getting together over a beverage and just shooting the breeze. On March 20th, the legendary German metal band released their latest album "Of Truth And Sacrifice" and in this conversation, … Continue reading Maik Weichert of HEAVEN SHALL BURN Discusses the Berlin Wall Coming Down & “Of Truth and Sacrifice” with Madness To Creation
Editor's Note: If you want to hear someone of class and pure entertainment value, look no further than the world-famous Lou Brutus of HardDrive XL, which is a nationally syndicated radio station. The difficult question to ask him would be "who hasn't he seen" or "who hasn't he interviewed or photographed". I was legitimately starstruck … Continue reading LOU BRUTUS Converses with Madness To Creation on Snoop Dogg Getting Him Blazed, Slipknot Fandom and His Book!
Contributor's Note: Guitarist Keith Heisler of Tampa nu-metal act Cypher Machine converses with The Don and The Grizz on The Don's Hit List Podcast. Cypher Machine is composed of Lamonte Atkins on vocals/guitars, Keith Heisler on guitars, Shelby Carpenter on bass, Scott DeFronzo on drums and William Scott Parrish on sampling. This is a band … Continue reading We Nerd Out Vol. 139: Keith Heisler of CYPHER MACHINE Converses with “The Don” of THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST