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Hey it's almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means: long-lead print publications are publishing their year-end lists! The great metal glossy Decibel dropped theirs today, and there's a lot to…   Read Story »
This week is a big one for new albums, especially if you like the sounds that electric guitars make when they're turned up loud. I'm not as besotted with Tame Impala's new Lonerism as a lot of people…   Read Story »
Oh, hell yeah. Veteran metalcore brain-annihilators Converge return next week with their new album All We Love We Leave Behind, a pared-down effort with no guests and no, like, mercy. We've heard the…   Read Story »
Ferocious hardcore cult heroes Converge release their new album All We Love We Leave Behind next month, and I, for one, cannot wait to hear the thing. We've already seen the video for leadoff single…   Read Story »
This fall, Converge, the most important hardcore band of the last 20 years or so, will release their new album All We Love We Leave Behind. The album seems to stand in stark contrast to its…   Read Story »
Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff…   Read Story »
The Massachusetts quartet's forthcoming seventh album -- one of the year's heaviest and best -- is streaming from start to finish at MySpace prior to its 10/19 release. Don't get whiplash.   Read Story »
When we posted "Dark Horse" I went into some detail (aka babbled) about how much I like Converge's seventh album Axe To Fall. It's easier to backup the enthusiasm with a second bullet in the chamber…   Read Story »
In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California's state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid of things with "Fuck" in the title.…   Read Story »
Somewhere between releasing 2004's You Fail Me and No Heroes in 2006, I started seeing Kurt Ballou getting name-checked more as a producer at his Salem-based GodCity studios than as the guitarist of…   Read Story »