Sam Roon

RANDY BLYTHE FREED, ALLEGEDLY “BRUTALLY KICKED” THE VICTIM OFF THE STAGE ACCORDING TO THE SEEMINGLY NOT SO IMPARTIAL PRESS IN CZECH REPUBLIC!

It’s hard to make out what the Czech Republic press organization blesk.cz is saying in their post located HERE.  I used Google Translate (entire translation below) and from what I can tell, these ‘journalists’ are not exactly abiding by the code.  You’re supposed to be objective and if the last sentence of the report is accurate word-for-word then, “Blythe is brutally

Read More »

AS I LAY DYING PREMIERE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “CAUTERIZE!”

As I Lay Dying and Metal Blade Records have teamed up to release a new lyric video for the song, “Cauterize” from the upcoming release, Awakened on September 25th. These lyric videos seem to be a common trend among some of the larger metal acts these days and I’m not sure how I feel about that yet.  Maybe I feel like lyric videos are the

Read More »

THE POWER OF THE RIFF FEST IS COMING TO THE EAST COAST!

For the very first time ever, The Power Of The Riff Festival will come to New York City! The festival, which has been based in Los Angeles for the past two years, will hit Los Angeles on August 11 and New York City on September 1 and 2. Brooklyn’s Warsaw Club will host The Power Of The Riff East, and

Read More »

HUNTRESS AND DRAGONFORCE TO TOUR EUROPE THIS FALL

It seems like just yesterday that Huntress made a name for themselves, and now here they are, about to tour with power metal veterans Dragonforce again, seemingly determined to make themselves a household name. Their debut album Spell Eater came out less than two months ago, and the band has been on a touring rampage to promote the album and

Read More »

RANDY BLYTHE ARREST / CHARGES UPDATE

So the metal world is up in arms about all this Randy Blythe business, and while the rumor mill turns, Management wanted to correct some false statements.  So as to not do the telephone game thing I’m posting the information word for word: “LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against

Read More »

LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE ACCUSED OF MANSLAUGHTER, MANAGEMENT MAKES STATEMENT

In light of the accusations against Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God’s management released a semi-official statement regarding the circumstances of the 2010 incident in Prague that resulted in the death of a concertgoer: “LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal

Read More »

DECIBEL DOES CORRECTLY WHAT REVOLVER MAGAZINE BOTCHED WITH TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE INAUGURAL “WOMEN IN METAL” ISSUE

Revolver Magazine does a feature that exploits women and showcases them as objects instead of musicians.  Metal Mark will at least entertain the idea, and I have a history of nearly burning some major connections by standing up vocally against it. There are bands out there who are absolutely terrible musicians and only sign record deals and get booking agents

Read More »

BEHEMOTH CONFIRMED FOR PARTY SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

On August 11, Behemoth will play at Germany’s Party San Open Air Festival. The band is covering for Deicide, who, due to circumstances beyond their control, had to cancel all of their European tour dates. They’ll share the stage with Immortal, Toxic Holocaust, Ghost Brigade, Warbringer, and several others (check out the roster on Party San’s official website). If you

Read More »

DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S “WOMEN IN METAL” ISSUE ON NEWSSTANDS NOW

August’s issue of Decibel Magazine, featuring Kylesa‘s Laura Pleasants, Royal Thunder‘s Mlny Parsonz, and Cretin‘s Marissa Martinez (and they’re all wearing all their clothes! glory be!) on the cover, is finally in stores! The “Women In Metal” issue features a photo session with the three covergirls as well as interviews with doom metallers Jucifer, the legendary Doro Pesch, female-fronted death

Read More »

RANDY BLYTHE ARREST / CHARGES UPDATE

So the metal world is up in arms about all this Randy Blythe business, and while the rumor mill turns, Management wanted to correct some