CRADLE OF FILTH Makes North American Return with “Lustmord and Tourgasm” Tour

CRADLE OF FILTH will return to American shores this fall for the Lustmord and Tourgasm tour, featuring an epic full performance of the British band’s classic 1998 concept album Cruelty and the Beast for the first time ever.


POWERWOLF: Remember the Camper

the Saarbrücken based quintet has been hammering mainland Europe over the head with a seemingly endless barrage of releases, their latest being 10th album Call of the Wild, which follows in the footsteps of last year’s “Best Of” album, Best of the Blessed. We caught up with guitarist Matthew Greywolf to discuss the unexpected fulfillment of rock star fantasies and staying ahead of the lockdown blues.

TIMES OF GRACE: Out of the Darkness

Times of Grace—the side-project between current Killswitch Engage members Adam Dutkiewicz (vocals/guitar/bass) and Jesse Leach (vocals)—has returned with its expansive second full-length album, Songs of Loss and Separation, 10 years after its debut. Jesse recently spoke with us about the writing process for the new album, the lyrical inspiration, and what the future holds for Times of Grace.

AUTUMN TEARS: An Endless Stream

Dark Symphonies and Autumn Tears are going strong, with the latter releasing The Glow of Desperation in 2021 like they didn’t miss a beat. Between this welcomed return and Dark Symphonies outstanding reissue game with their sub-label The Crypt, Tringo certainly has his hands full.

LIGHT THE TORCH: The Flame Still Burns

Light the Torch’s second full-length album, You Will Be the Death of Me, is a master class production of modern melodic metal. In our talk with Howard Jones, the singer explains how he went through dark times during the writing of the new album.

DIRTY HONEY: Making A Big Splash

L.A.’s Dirty Honey has hit the ground running since its 2017 formation. The quartet—featuring vocalist Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone—has seen its stock rise exponentially within the hard rock scene.



Are Live Streamed Concerts Here to Stay?

Once a niche market on the very fringes of the music industry, the astonishing success of live streaming concerts has taken us all by storm, prompting many to ask whether they are here to stay.

Exclusive Premiere: The New Song from LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and GAIA GUARDA “I Didn’t Break”

LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “I DIDN’T BREAK” FROM LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT AND GAIA GUARDA ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM Featured on the C Squared Underground Music Special compilation, fellow harpist Lindsay Schoolcraft(ex-Cradle of Filth) collaborated with Gaia Guarda on the song "I Didn't Break."

Influences and Essentials: DAN LORENZO In His Own Words

Guitarist Dan Lorenzo of Cassius King tells us his influences and essentials that impacted his life and the band's new album Field Trip.


MUSHROOMHEAD: Shroomhouse Double Feature 2.14.21

Cleveland industrial/alt-metal octet, Mushroomhead, unleashed a free YouTube streaming event on Valentine’s Day to premiere a double feature of cinematic videos of previous tracks “Carry On” and ”Madness Within.”

AVATAR AGES: Age of Memories 1.30.21

Focusing on the band’s earlier albums with tracks off Thoughts of No Tomorrow, Schlacht, and playing the self-titled Avatar in its entirety, it was a wild but most excellent ride.

FIRA: Whisky A Go Go 1.19.21

Los Angeles based act FIRA found themselves in the sights of thousands during an unexpected livestream performance at the world famous Whisky a Go Go, performing their latest release From Vegas With Blood in its entirety.