When Metallica announced their first-ever music festival, it's safe to say there was a healthy dose of skepticism from fans and press alike when they discovered the line-up was far from metal-centric. Boasting a two-day schedule that included indie rock, comedians, metal bands of all stripes, alternative rock, blues and even a brass ensemble, many balked at the band's attempt to bring a "European style" festival to the States.
Late last year, the band, made up of guitarist Jake Hertzog and bassist Mitch Kaneff, locked themselves in Kaneff's apartment for "nearly four straight months" writing an eclectic batch of tunes they intended to record with a selected of guest vocalists as diverse as the songs themselves.
Virginia-based crossover thrashers Municipal Waste have premiered a new animated clip for their song "You're Cut Off," which was created by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe of IMOV Studios. Watch it below.
Ahead of writing sessions for the follow-up to 2009's What We All Come to Need, Chicago-based instrumental rockers Pelican have announced that guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec has decided to go on "indefinite hiatus."
New York City-based metal band God Forbid recently posted an in-depth video lesson featuring a camera on Doc Coyle, John Outcalt and Matt Wicklund all at once showing you how to play "Overcome." Check it out below!
Yesterday, at the first-annual Orion Music + More festival, Metallica performed their fabled Black Album for the first time on U.S. soil, including the American debut of "The Struggle Within." The performance came as part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band's eponymous fifth studio album (which was actually released in 1991.)