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And the New Guitarist for Evanescence Is…

Their bassist, Tim McCord! So, wait, who’s their bassist now? Turns out it’s Emma Aznai, of Sick Puppies! After yesterday’s announcement that guitarist Jen Majura was no longer in the band, Evanescence announced the line-up shake-up via their Instagram: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share.Introducing our new...

Ice Nine Kills Announce Their Own Horror Convention

It’s interesting that Ice Nine Kills are such a polarizing band, with a huge legion of fans who’d commit seppuku for them and a massive number of metalheads who seem furious any time they’re mentioned (us? We just think that frontman Spencer Charnas is missing a big opportunity by not writing horror musicals for Broadway). But now, the band have announced...

Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Fender Mustang Sells at Auction for $4.5 Million

Last month, it was announced that the Fender Mustang which Kurt Cobain used in Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video was up for auction. Now, it looks like the guitar has been sold for $4.5 million JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, wait, really? As reported by Ultimate Guitar, the guitar was bought by Jim Irsay Collection in Indianapolis; Irsay is the...

Astronoid’s Brett Boland on The MetalSucks Podcast #439

This week, Brett Boland of Astronoid is our guest! We discuss why lyrics are the part of creating music that he finds the hardest, how current events affected the words that he placed on the record, and what recent film that he felt was an influence on him sonically. We also discuss the A24 film universe, why the PBS streaming service is all he needs...

Vinnie Paul’s Estate to Auction Off His Drum Kits, Personal Items and Collectibles

Back in 2018, the metal world was shocked and saddened to learn that Vinnie Paul Abbot, groundbreaking drummer for Pantera and brother to its late guitarist Dimebag Darrell, had died at 54 years old. Now, Vinnie Paul’s memorabilia and collectibles will be auctioned off via Backstage Auctions. Here’s what the auction’s press release says will...

A Dead Body Was Found In the Parking Lot of a My Chemical Romance Show This Weekend

According to MK Citizen, Milton Keynes police discovered a dead body in the Milton Keynes Bowl parking lot on Saturday night, which was being used for that night’s My Chemical Romance show at MK Stadium. It’s not clear how the cops were made aware of the body, but concertgoers reported that police showed up on the scene around 8:30 PM, closing...

12 Albums That Launched a Band’s Second Act

In the world of heavy music, two crucial virtues are patience and perseverance. It’s easy to watch one’s chosen genre fall out of favor, or to find one’s self playing more intimate venues to smaller crowds, and think, Fuck, I guess it’s all over. But time and time again, we’ve seen bands who stuck to their guns and did the work — whether that meant...

David Draiman Says Disturbed’s New Album is “90% Heavy as F***”

Last month, nu-metal mating-callers Disturbed revealed that they had completed recording on a new album. Now we know that it will be “heavy as fuck,” according to singer David Draiman — or at least that the majority will be. The band performed at Freedom Montage Pavilion in Camden, NJ on Saturday, May 21, where Draiman told the crowd (via Blabbermouth):...

Spiritbox Part Ways With Bassist Bill Crook

Right now, Canada’s Spiritbox are the up-and-coming hard rock band to beat. Unfortunately, the band have now announced that they’ve parted ways with bassist Bill Crook. That said, the split appears to be good-natured, and they’ve replaced him with metalcore bassist Josh Gilbert, so they’ll be good to go for their upcoming tour with Ghost and Mastodon....

Video: Iron Maiden Play Their First Show Since 2019, Bring Out Samurai Eddie

Last night saw heavy metal legends Iron Maiden play Zagreb, Croatia, in what was their first show since 2019. Now, you can check out the night’s setlist and watch video of them giving live debuts to several tracks from last year’s Senjutsu — and bringing out Samurai Eddie himself! Here’s what Iron Maiden played in Croatia last night, via Metal...

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