LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF BLACKOUT TRANSMISSION’S “HEAVY CIRCLES” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM Bright and gleaming at times, warm and meditative at others, Sparse Illumination effectively creates a seamless, lysergic journey filled with potent lyrics coupled with a rush of multi-chromatic textures anchored by magnetic bass grooves and feverish drumming.
For the bill Saturday night, the experience focused on fan voted favorites from two of their records, Feathers of Flesh and Avatar Country, and created a curated performance around the requested tracks that took the art of the live stream to a whole other level.
To celebrate the release of Dragony’s new album, Viribus Unitis, which unveils the “true history” of the band’s home country of Austria and out on January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records, vocalist Siegfried Samer lists his Top 5 Metal Songs Based on Historical Events.
About the band’s latest single, frontwoman Molly Rennick says, “‘Exorcism’ is, essentially, a love song. It’s about being in a relationship where you discover new parts of yourself and let all your ‘evil’ out. It’s a fun, sexy song, but with horror influence and biblical metaphors.”
Alexi Laiho departed the world hopefully knowing that he left behind a tremendous legacy. Laiho changed our perceptions of extreme metal, inspired a new generation of guitar players, and all of his contributions to music are worshipped by so many people to this day.
Twin Temple really decked the hells with their enchanting Saturnalia Solstice special. With no shortage of shimmying witches and sexy cat marionettes, Twin Temple Presents: A Magickal Tale of Krampus Night turns a wholesome, jolly holiday into a total spookshow, rife with whimsical vintage nostalgia and over-the-top camp.
For Every Time I Die fans, this holiday season didn’t feel quite right knowing that the band would not be bringing their annual ‘Tid The Season “Shitmas” festival to their hometown of Buffalo, NY. It is a tradition that has taken place on December 15 every year since 2017, giving the date the distinguished title of “Every Time I Die” day.
The 1990s Norwegian black metal scene is credited with inventing the modern black metal genre, so there are plenty of albums by bands from that era that are modern classics. Here is our selection of the five greatest.
There’s perhaps no contrast as stark as that of the jolly spirit of Christmas versus the dark underbelly of heavy metal. Whether it be covering a winter classic or inventing a new ode to the holidays, here is a list of 11 of the heaviest holiday jams to spice up your X-mas this year!
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE END OF EVERYTHING’S NEW EP THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM The End of Everything is concluding the year with their latest effort, Things are About to Change. This record brings a more mature version of the band both musically and lyrically.