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Quicksand Reunion Watch 2012: Band Books August NYC Show

I am fucking beyond thrilled. 
Ecstatic might be a more fitting word. Not only will the reunited Quicksand be playing a gig in New York, they’re playing a day before my fucking birthday. AND they are playing at the Bowery Ballroom. They…

Special Vinyl Reissue Of Quicksand’s Slip Planned

Phat! Which makes me think the reunion is fully on, but I’m probably mistaken. A remastered, limited edition vinyl pressing of Quicksand’s 1993 album Slip will be released September 11. The pressing will be limited to 1,500 copies in total…

Aborted Release First iPhone App

Goremasters Aborted -- who released a new record, Global Flatline, last week -- have released their first iPhone app! You can download that shit now and always be up-to-date with the band’s latest news and tour dates. You can also listen to…

Aborted Debut New Song: Hear It Here!

Hey kids -- at the end of this post, there's a new song from Aborted called "The Origin Of Disease." Go listen to it right now, or face my wrath! The track comes from the band's seventh studio album, Global Flatline, which will be released…

Aborted To Release New Album With Biohazard Bag

It’s a gimmick, but who gives a fuck? Aborted are entitled, I think. And to be quite frank, I think that’s kind of cool. When Slayer’s World Painted Blood came in the mail from their publicist however long ago that disc came out, it was…

Opeth Frontman Talks About Heritage’s Wider Appeal

When Opeth’s Heritage first came out, I was all like, “Wait -- there’s no death metal vocals? It’s just a rock record? That’s not the Opeth I know.” But really, it is. In recent years, Opeth have been softening their sound. It started with…

Mastodon Announce Single, Lenticular Poster

The special version of Mastodon’s upcoming album The Hunter (in stores September 27) will come with a super sweet lenticular poster...probably -- and this is just a guess -- of the album cover, which would be fucking rad to own and hang in…

Opeth: Heritage Special Edition To Feature Coin

Yes, you read that correctly. Over at Play.com, they’ve listed a pre-order deal for Opeth’s forthcoming album Heritage that includes a 5.1 mix of the album and making-of documentary. It also comes with a download card for two bonus tracks:…