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Drummer Quits Trapt for “Primarily Political” Reasons

Trapt drummer Michael Smith has quit the band. In a statement, Smith says that “There have been some ongoing issues (primarily political)” in the band, and that “The stances taken… are not representative of myself… nor fitting or aligned with my personal morals and beliefs.” He also says that he does “not agree with how certain things have been...

MetalSucks’ Least-Sucky Songs of the Week

It’s 2021. Everything is still fucking miserable. At least we have some decent HEAVY FUCKING METAL to get us through, though, right? Epica, “Rivers” It’ll get you wet. The Hellacopters featuring Papa Emeritus/Tobias Forge (Ghost), “Sympathy for the Devil” A Ghostly-take on the Rolling Stones classic. ...

Harakiri for the Sky Release New Single “I’m All About the Dusk”

Harakiri for the Sky have released “I’m All About the Dusk,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, Mӕre. You can check out the song via the below pro-shot video of session drummer Kerim ‘Krimh’ Lechner (SepticFlesh) playing the song in the studio. Unfortunately, Harakiri for the Sky have been forced to delay the release of their...

Soulfly Enter the Studio to Record New Album

Max Cavalera’s Soulfly have entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2018’s Ritual. For the twelfth album, the band is working with producer Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Power Trip, Code Orange) at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona. Max Cavalera comments:  “I’ve been working on this record with my son, Zyon, since June...

A Day to Remember Announce “Live at the Audio Compound” Acoustic Livestream Event

Official press release: A Day to Remember have announced details of their upcoming free acoustic livestream event, A Day to Remember: Live at the Audio Compound. Set for Monday, January 25th, the stripped-down set will broadcast on the platinum-selling band’s official YouTube channel at 8:00PM ET for 24 hours. This will notably be A Day to Remember’s...

Soen (ex-Opeth) Unveil “Illusion” Music Video

Official press release: The provocative, imperious and engaging Swedish-based metal group Soen reveal the thought-provoking and emotive video for “Illusion,” taken from their fifth album, Imperial, set for release via Silver Lining Music on January 29th, 2021. Founder members Joel Ekelöf (vocals) and Martin Lopez (drums, ex-Opeth), along with Lars...

Jon Schaffer Arrested, Kid Rock Turns 50, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of January 16 – January 22, 2021 Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below: Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has been arrested for his participation in the Capitol riot.Kid Rock turned 50 and changed his name to Kid Rocking Chair.Metal musicians reacted to Joe...

Video: Ghost’s Tobias Forge Teams up With The Hellacopters for Rolling Stones Cover

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge — sometimes known as Papa Emeritus whatever Roman numeral we’re up to now — recently appeared on the Swedish gameshow På Spåret… but not as a contestant: he, along with members of The Hellacopters, performed a rather Ghost-ly cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” You can watch video of the performance...

This Weekend’s Top Metal Livestreams: Slay at Home, Avatar, A Day to Remember, Asphyx and More

The weekend is here! Which means it’s time for more of… fondly reminiscing about a time when we could all go out and congregate in public without a care in the world … while we live vicariously by watching our favorite bands perform online instead! ADVERTISING MetalSucks has got you covered with our continuously updated livestream calendar, powered...

The Melvins Release “The Great Good Place”; Announce Valentine’s Day Livestreaming Event

The Melvins 1983 — the iteration of the band featuring Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and original drummer Mike Dillard — have premiered “The Great Good Place,” the latest single from their forthcoming release Working with God. You can check out the track below. Working with God will be released February 26 via Ipecac Recordings, and can be pre-ordered...

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