REVIEW: Marilyn Manson - 'The Pale Emperor'
Greg Maki

Review by Greg Maki ----- After 20-plus years of fame and even more infamy, Marilyn Manson has arrived at perhaps the most interesting point of his career yet. "That P.T. Barnum aspect of Marilyn Ma… Read More

LIVE RECAP: Papa Roach, Seether, Kyng and Islander - 01/14/15 - The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland
Greg Maki

Review by Greg Maki Even at the early hour of 6:30, the Fillmore was mostly packed when Islander hit the stage, kicking off four and a half hours of music on this cold January night. The most i… Read More

O Father O Satan O Sun - Oh Yeah!: Jeff's favorite metal albums of 2014
Jeffrey Maki

Better late than never, here's my list of my top metal albums for 2014. The criteria is simple: There were a 100-plus hard rock and metal albums released in the past year, but these were the ones… Read More

Live Metal's Top Interviews of 2014
Jeffrey Maki

Better late then never, here are our top Live Metal interviews of 2014. With so many shows, festivals, in-person and phone interviews that took place, there were a few that stood out from the rest… Read More

Royalty reigns: Greg's favorite albums of 2014
Greg Maki

By Greg Maki Time to look back on another year that was in hard rock and metal. I don’t expect everyone—especially not a lot of very vocal online metal fans—to agree with what you’re about to r… Read More



Avatar are well known for their music videos. The visually stunning works of art have made the rounds over the last number of years surrounding their last two releases. From the vintage look of “Hail The Apocalypse” to their biggest single “Bloody Angel,” the new effort is no different. The band will also be making a return to the states this spring supporting Five Finger Death Punch. Dates will be announced soon. Click here for all tour dates. Watch “Vultures Fly” inside! Read the rest of this entry »


The Ghost Inside

California hardcore metallers, The Ghost Inside have announced its “Out Of Control” U.S. headlining tour to take place in March/April 2015. Accompanying them on the trek will be The Acacia Strain, Gideon and In Hearts Wake. Tickets go on sale Jan 31st. We’ve been behind the band since the early days and their recently released album, Dear Youth (November 17, 2014) even ranked #9 on our newly posted “Live Metal Best Metal Albums of 2014.” Check out that full list here. Watch the brand new music video for “Out Of Control” and view tour dates inside. Read the rest of this entry »

The Agonist have premiered a new video from its forthcoming album, Eye of Providence due February 24th.  “My Witness, Your Victim” can be seen inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive Behemoth biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by Behemoth, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the introduction, this isn’t, “Poland’s response to Motley Crue’s biography The Dirt.” Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors is the story of Behemoth, its music, its ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in its native homeland, Poland.

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on Feb. 24. Read the rest of this entry »

Slipknot has announced details of a summer headline run deemed the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour. The coast-to-coast trek will see the group joined by Lamb of God, Bullet fFor My Valentine and Motionless in White. Read the rest of this entry »

Marduk have launched the video for the title track of their new album Frontschwein. Feuer frei! Frontschwein – the 13th studio album from Marduk and the band’s first solely war-themed album since 1999’s legendary release Panzer Division Marduk was released in Europe this week and set for release in North America on February 10, 2015. Watch the video inside! Read the rest of this entry »

20150103020032!Marilyn_Manson_-_The_Pale_EmperorReview by Greg Maki
After 20-plus years of fame and even more infamy, Marilyn Manson has arrived at perhaps the most interesting point of his career yet. “That P.T. Barnum aspect of Marilyn Manson has sort of evaporated,” he told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. So what does that leave?

It is a question with which Manson seemingly has been struggling for several years now (bottoming out with 2009’s The High End of Low), his apparent boredom with being Marilyn Manson mirroring the vast majority of the public’s disinterest in his music and his latest antics. Born Villain (2012) saw him rekindle some of his past self—artistically, though it made barely a ripple in the pop culture consciousness.

So now, at 46, on his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, Manson at long last has started to reveal that beneath the makeup, and years of controversy and outrageous rumors, there is a man—a man who still has some strong opinions (particularly when it comes to America’s gun culture) and a wicked sense of humor, but also one who has started to chip away at the walls he’s built around himself. Read the rest of this entry »



Recently, heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah announced its “Blood for Blood” 2015 U.S. tour, featuring support from special guests Devour the Day and Like a Storm. The tour kicks off Friday, Feb. 6, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will hit 23 markets through early March.

See below for a full listing of tour dates and go to today for tickets, VIP packages and further information.

January is National Blood Donor Month.  To raise awareness about the cause, Hellyeah invites you to give blood through the “Blood for Blood” National Blood Drive. Fans who pledge to give at this location (or make a financial donation) will receive a signed poster from Hellyeah and be entered to win tickets, Meet + Greet package, signed merch and more.

Here’s how to enter: Read the rest of this entry »

Predictable?  Never.  Menacing?  Always. Emmure have delivered “A Gift A Curse”, the fourth video from the album Eternal Enemies, available now. Aside from its technical mastery, the futuristic and mind-bending sequences propose the death of art.  From the crumbling of the David Statue and the always enraged lyrics of Emmure, “A Gift A Curse” moves along like an ballistic missile, leaving little time to interpretation. Watch “A Gift A Curse” inside. Read the rest of this entry »



Periphery is streaming their two new albums with Juggernaut: Alpha available via Loudwire and Juggernaut: Omega available via Metal Hammer on Wednesday. The two new albums are set for a Jan. 27 release via Sumerian Records. Listen to Juggernaut: Alpha inside now! Read the rest of this entry »