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Win exclusive Killswitch Engage RSD 7″

Posted on April 28, 2016

We are giving away this incredibly awesome Killswitch Engage ‘Define Love’ Record Store Day exclusive white 7″ vinyl with logo stencil over on our Instagram. It is ridiculously easy to enter and one winner will be picked at random on May 5. Good luck!

Code Orange sign to Roadrunner Records

Posted on April 27, 2016


Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the signing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Code Orange. The fast-rising progressive hardcore unit – Jami Morgan (Drums/Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar/Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar/Vocals), and Joe Goldman (Bass) – have captivated music fans and critics around the globe with their visionary, unrelenting aggression.

Code Orange embark on a U.S. trek with Deftones this May, before hitting the Summer festival circuit. Look for new tunes and UK dates later this year.

Code Orange first turned heads under the moniker Code Orange Kids with a series of tapes and 7-inch singles. At just 17-18 years of age, the band released their 2012 groundbreaking debut LP, Love Is Love / Return To Dust, which NPR declared “…an untamed, unpredictable beast of a hardcore record… a sign of where we’re at in heavy music — fewer boundaries, more ways to crush eardrums.”

In September 2014, with Code Orange approaching their 20’s, the band dropped “Kids” from their name to release their landmark second LP, I Am King, which Pitchfork asserted as “…the most forward-thinking post-hardcore record of 2014” and Kerrang! lauded as, “an exciting glimpse of what rock could look like if more bands started looking forwards rather than backwards,” stating that Code Orange were, “… the most exciting rock band in the world right now.” Rock Sound called the record “breathtaking” and declared, “this band are truly special. Dangerous, defiant, and deeply troubled, they stand apart in every way.” Metal Hammer concurred, saying “it’s clear this is a special band”; describing I Am King as “enthralling”.

As to the band’s live chops, a full-marks 5K live review from Kerrang! went on to rave, “…a live show that has to be seen to be believed. Immersive, bitter, savage – in short, this is everything that punk rock spirit ought to be. If you want to see the future, it’s right here. And brighter than a thousand suns.” Ignoring all genre limitations, a fearless Code Orange have clearly staked their claim at the front of the pack.
Dave Rath, SVP of A&R at Roadrunner Records commented on the signing saying, “Now is the time for the next generation of heavy bands to take the torch and run with it. Code Orange is at the forefront of that generation, pushing the boundaries and changing perceptions of what heavy music will be for the future. As the premier lifestyle label in heavy music, Roadrunner Records is proud to announce Code Orange as part of a roster rich with a history of game-changing bands. This band is sure to change the game for all who follow.”

First conceived as an indie importer of metal albums in 1980, Roadrunner Records has grown into the most significant and innovative label in heavy music culture. Code Orange’s elevated and expansive mixture of hardcore / punk finds them at the forefront of a new generation of artists and cements their places as torchbearers who will continue to further the label’s already historic legacy.
To get the latest Code Orange info, visit thinnersoftheherd.com.

Trivium’s Matt Heafy shares his European tour diary!

Posted on April 25, 2016

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has shared his tour diary from their recent European tour with the good dudes at Metal Hammer. Check out Matt’s views on experiencing local cuisine and head over to Metal Hammer to read the full piece. “It’s no secret that the Trivium crew and band are all food-obsessed. Our favourite thing to do on this Earth is to enjoy the local food and drinks of every country and culture we find ourselves in. I can’t count the number of (usually American) bands that I meet who are so closed-minded to trying anything cultural outside of their typical broiled chicken breast at ‘Crapplebee’s’ or less-than-dog-food- quality hamburger-product you find from so many American fast food chains. We, on the other hand, have seen the light; it requires a bit of research, but the results are incredible if you’re willing to open the door of trying what the world has to offer. Ratinger Brauhaus is our usual haunt when in pre-production. We had our full band, crew, and some of our friends from around town join our feast.”

Watch the brand new Gojira video and pre-order ‘Magma’!

Posted on April 22, 2016

Respected French heavy metal group Gojira have announced details of their much anticipated new album, ‘Magma’. The follow up to 2012’s widely acclaimed ‘L’enfant Sauvage’, ‘Magma’ is heralded by new single ‘Stranded’ which is streaming now, accompanied by the official music video at www.Gojira-Music.com. Watch the video directed by Vincent Caldoni below.

Pre-order ‘Magma’ today! All orders receive an instant grat download of ‘Stranded’. Exclusive bundles are also available, which include merchandise and a limited edition 52-page hardcover book with exclusive photos, sketches, and artwork from the creation of ‘Magma’. Additionally, all bundles also include a DVD and HD digital download of Gojira’s 2015 Rock In Rio performance featuring newly mixed audio done by the band themselves. ‘Magma’ arrives everywhere June 17th, via Roadrunner Records.

To pre-order visit:

CD via Amazon

Digital via iTunes

CD, various bundles, and exclusive gold vinyl via Roadrunner Records UK webstore.

Frontman Joe Duplantier comments, “We are very excited to release our new album ‘Magma’. We put everything we had into these songs. This album is our flesh and blood.”

Recorded at the band’s own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, ‘Magma’ is produced, mixed and engineered by Gojira. It is the first of Gojira’s albums to be recorded at Silver Cord, their new NYC headquarters which brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier began building out by hand in 2014.

Gojira  – brothers Joe Duplantier [vocals, guitar] and Mario Duplantier [drums], Christian Andreu [guitar], and Jean-Michel Labadie [bass] – are set to perform in the UK this Summer, at the Download Festival in June and Bloodstock Open Air Festival in August. For a full list of worldwide tour dates, please visit the band’s official website.


  1. The Shooting Star
  2. Silvera
  3. The Cell
  4. Stranded
  5. Yellow Stone
  6. Magma
  7. Pray
  8. Only Pain
  9. Low Lands
  10. Liberation

Gojira tease new music!

Posted on April 20, 2016

Gojira ‘Stranded’ April 22. This will be the first song reveal from the forthcoming album ‘Magma’!

Killswitch Engage Guitar Playthrough with Adam and Joel

Posted on April 19, 2016

Killswitch Engage guitarists Adam and Joel visited the Guitar World studios to bust out a playthrough of the song ‘Numbered Days’ from their debut album ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’. Check it below!

Killswitch Engage premiere exclusive Record Store Day track ‘Define Love’!

Posted on April 14, 2016

Killswitch Engage and Revolver have teamed up to premiere the new song “Define Love.” Listen to the song here.

“Define Love” is an unreleased track from the Incarnate sessions. The limited edition 7″ is being released as a Record Store Day exclusive on Saturday, April 16, including in very limited numbers in the U.K.

The 7″ includes “Define Love” on Side A, while Side B is silkscreened with “Define Love” artwork created by KsE bassist Mike D. The 7″ also includes a Killswitch Engage stencil.

About the song, singer Jesse Leach said, “‘Define Love’ was written as my critique on our attempts as humans to limit love or restrict love. Whether it be political or religious agendas, love seems to be used as a way to manipulate people to think or act a certain way. Love is deeper than simple emotion or desire. It is an unexplainable spirit that defies our attempts to harness and understand it. True love, in my mind, is far greater than our feeble comprehension of it. We need not try to set any limitations on what defines love.”

KsE released their seventh album Incarnate via Roadrunner Records on March 11. The band commemorated the album release with an intimate, fully sold-out, five-shows-in-six-nights New York City residency. Watch the video recap here.

The band perform at the U.K.’s Download Festival in June!

Gojira release more details about their new album!

Posted on April 13, 2016

French metal masters Gojira have released a new teaser video previewing new music as well as revealing the album title and release date of their brand new album. Watch below for all the info!

Jay Weinberg talks to Rhythm Magazine about joining Slipknot and more!

Posted on April 12, 2016

“Clown asked me, do you know any Slipknot songs? And I was like yeah, how about we start with these? And we started with ‘Before I Forget’ and ‘Duality’, those were the first songs we ever played together, and when we played those the whole vibe of the room started to change, and they were like, ‘Well, that sounded f**king awesome, do you know anything else?’”

Check out Jay Weinberg’s incredible interview with Rhythm Magazine about joining Slipknot and more right here!

Listen to the brand new Kvelertak song ‘Berserkr’!

Posted on April 11, 2016

Last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show, Dan P Carter premiered a brand new song from Kvelertak’s new album ‘Nattesferd’. You can now listen back to the show to hear the exclusive play of ‘Berserkr’ and an interview. Check out the new video for ‘1985’ below too! ‘Nattesferd’ is released on May 13 and you can pre-order it now on coloured vinyl and iTunes!


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