While Opeth's new album may be a bit polarizing to fans -- especially those who miss Mikael Akerfeldt's death metal vocals -- that certainly didn't hurt it in the charts, as Heritage moved over 19,000 units in its first week to land at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Here's the latest news from the "people who steal guitars from caskets" department: A grounds superintendent at Wisconsin cemetery has been accused of stealing a $2,000 Fender Telecaster from the casket of a man who had recently died.
There are some internet parodies that just won't go away, and it seems the "Hitler Reacts To..." videos are one of them. Still, when the popular meme turned its sights on Gibsons' new Firebird X guitar, we couldn't help but share the video that's been played on almost every computer in the Guitar World offices this morning.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of one of the true legends of metal, late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Cliff's time with the band would last but three album, but he left an indelible mark on the music world, playing on landmark albums like Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and, perhaps his masterpiece, Master of Puppets.