04:37 - Apothecary I'll still always prefer SYL over Devin solo work, but that's more of a personal thing than anything else, as City and Alien were both huge stress relievers that helped me through a lot of shit in middle and high school
04:24 - ScreamingSteelUS Deconstruction took a long time to grow on me. It was the first Devy album I ever heard and I'm still somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer density of it, but I've grown to love most of the album now.
04:22 - Apothecary Deconstruction was really good and funny as fuck but I've had mixed emotions about it lately because of all the guest musicians on it. Sometimes it feels a little too grandiose for its own good
American metalcore group As I Lay Dying have just released their sixth album Awakened. To celebrate we have two copies of the album to give away; for your chance to get your hands on one, all you have to do is head over to the contest page and answer the question to be entered into the draw.
French Avantgarde/Gothic metal band Wormfood are about to unleash Décade(nt) into the world via Apathia Records on the 24th September 2012. Décade(nt) is a reissue of their debut album Eponym with an additional eight bonus tracks of live recordings and Type O Negative and Serge Gainsbourg covers.
Mike, Schmier & Vaaver are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter recording their new thrashing album Spiritual Genocide. The 30th band-anniversary album will be mixed by Andy Classen and feature guest appearances from Tom Angelripper (Sodom) and Gerre (Tankard)!
Over the last month we've been running a contest giving away three tickets for the Bloodstock Open Air festival. For your chance to win, we asked you to tell us who the festival's second stage is named after. It is of course the Sophie Lancaster stage, so here are the three lucky winners:
A post on the official Killing Joke Facebook page states that the group's singer Jaz Coleman is missing after having some words to say about The Cult and The Mission. The three bands were scheduled to play together on tour later in the year, but Killing Joke have since been kicked off the tour.
For the last month we have been giving you the opportunity to win a pass for the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Canada. For your chance to win, we asked you to tell us which of the two headlining bands Slipknot or System Of A Down released their debut full-length album first. System Of A Down's self-titled debut was released one year before Slipknot's, making System Of A Down the correct answer. So let's find out who has won:
Festival season is under way now, so here's a chance to win a ticket for the UK's #1 metal festival. For the month of July, we are running a contest giving away three weekend tickets for Bloodstock Open Air 2012. All you have to do is head over to the contest page and correctly answer the question to be entered into the draw!
Over the last month we were giving you the chance to win one of two tickets for the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic. For your chance to win, we asked for what the festival took place within. Perhaps unsurprisingly the correct answer is indeed a fortress - so let's find out which people have won the festival tickets: