Aside from the battle over the maximized compression on many modern albums, there's a different kind of "loudness war" raging. And New York's A Place To Bury Strangers are winning. On their latest effort, Worship, the band once again launch a full-on assault on your ear drums from the first track, kicking things off "Alone," a track that sounds something like Nine Inch Nails masquerading as a shoegaze band.
It's been roughly six years since Welsh band Lostprophets last set foot on U.S. soil. Now, on the heels of the June 19 release of Weapons (Buy it on iTunes) on Fearless Records, Lostprophets fans are about to get a much-needed dose of the band on the second half of this year’s Warped Tour, which kicks off July 12.
Since their formation in 1983, there can be no doubt that Stryper have become the most celebrated Christian metal band of all time. Comprised of Michael Sweet (guitar/vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums), the band, which has been delivering music to the faithful for nearly three decades, will begin work on an album of all new material early next year.
Cinderella, the '80s band that broke out of the Philadelphia glam music scene and brought us songs like "Shake Me," "Nobody's Fool" and “Shelter Me,” continue to bring their brand of hard rock, blues and metal to audiences nearly three decades later.
Two decades, thousands of touring miles and many albums later, rock band MxPx embarked on their 20th anniversary tour this summer, shortly after the release of their ninth studio album, Plans Within Plans.
Ever since the first Metal Massacre compilation in 1982, Brian Slagel has left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal. In his thirty years as the head honcho over at Metal Blade Records, Slagel has overseen the rise of some of metal's most enduring acts, including Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Amon Amarth, the Black Dahlia Murder, King Diamond and more, not to mention featuring the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Ratt and more on the early editions of the Metal Massacre compilation.
Although it has been six years since the release of Everclear's last studio album, 2006's Welcome to the Drama Club, the band -- now in action for 20 years -- are back with an album that explores new sonic horizons while sounding very much like vintage Everclear.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are arguably two of the most influential women in rock and roll. The sisters, Heart's heart and soul, struck it big in the '70s with hit albums like Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen and Magazine, not to mention a string of unforgettable singles ("Crazy On You," anyone?) that are still considered classic rock mainstays.