The day all you Trent Reznor fanboys and girls has arrived – today marks the first time anyone outside of Reznor’s inner circle gets to hear something from Hesitation Marks, the forthcoming eighth studio album from Nine Inch Nails. It’s called ‘Came Back Haunted’ and it’s right after the jump.
March 3rd, 2013
We’re not sure why so many people were surprised when Trent Reznor announced at the start of the week that Nine Inch Nails would be going back out on the road to play some shows over the next two years. Reznor has always said that Nine Inch Nails would return, and it’s been four long years since the band last played together – a return to the music that is Reznor down to his blood-and-bones seems natural at this point.
December 27th, 2012
One thing we’ve tried to do in 2012 is post a few more long-form articles, stripping away the webhit-harvesting buzzword nonsense from heavy metal’s burning issues, and concentrating on the the bigger picture that other sites are missing in amongst the hullabaloo. One such article was Tom Dare’s analysis of why Nightwish parting ways with Anette Olzon – the band’s lead vocalist since 2007 – wasn’t perhaps necessarily as big of a deal as some fans thought.
October 2nd, 2012
Thrash Hits’ Tom Dare loves Nightwish. He’s barely put his memories of the Tarja Turunen era behind him and they’ve gone and shed Anette Olzon. Here’s what he made of it after he stopped crying.
Nightwish have parted ways with singer Anette Olzon. While parts of the the UK is sniggering in adolescent fashion at the very mention of these Finns, and large swathes America is looking over the water, scratching it’s head and asking “Who?”, in Europe, this is bloody huge news.
Vice have just started showing a serialisation of their excellent documentary, Heavy Metal In Baghdad. If you’ve not seen it before, now’s your chance.
February 13th, 2012
No doubt more than a fair few of you are already familiar with Heavy Metal In Baghdad, the superb documentary by Vice Films, which tracks the existence of Acrassicauda, Baghdad’s only active metal band during, and in the immediate aftermath of, the invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein. If you’re one of the poor souls who hasn’t yet checked out this vital documentary, Vice are now showing the entire documentary in serialised format over on their website.
March 31st, 2011
The Foo Fighters documentary, Back And Forth will be shown at over 200 cinemas across Europe (100+ in the UK) for one night only on Thursday, 07 April. To top it off, the band is recording a performance of them playing their new album, Wasting Light in its entirety and this will be played directly after the film. Not bad, eh? You can win a pair of tickets to see it.
September 23rd, 2010
Last week Andrew W.K shared his thoughts on The Twilight Saga and his recurring doubts about the true ages of child actors. One of the child actors in question was Emma Watson. She is Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. It just so happens that Andrew is a fan of the Hogwarts crew. He chats about that today. And, totally unrelated to Emma Watson, he talks about dating. Totally unrelated. (She is hot.)
MOVIE TIP: Andrew W.K. on suspiciously young child actors and why guys should watch The Twilight Saga
September 16th, 2010
Following on from last week’s installment, where Andrew W.K. waxed lyrical about putting the ‘mega’ into Megan Fox and being on neither Team Edward nor Team Jacob, the ‘Party Hard’ superstar has set about answering more of your questions and chatting about whether child actors will ever age and just why Twilight is actually great for getting with the ladies you love. Even if it is as depressing as hell.
September 8th, 2010
A couple of months ago we asked you to put your questions forward to Andrew W.K. and you answered in your droves. We sat down for a super long chat with the ‘Party Til You Puke’ star in order to ask all of them and more, lots more. We thought we’d start with an easy one…
What is your favourite film of all time?
April 14th, 2010
Only The Dead See The End Of The War EP
15 March 2010
by Tom Dare
No band better embodies the spirit of metal than Iraq’s Acrassicauda. They had their rehearsal studio bombed, their lives were threatened because of their music and they had to flee their country and become refugees. After surviving life under Saddam Hussein, invasions, insurgencies and even an airstrike on their instruments, they finally got to safety in America, and have now released their first professionally-recorded EP.