Love them or hate them, there’s no question Ghost has quickly become a massive force to be reckoned with. The question, however, on both sides of the Ghost fence is, “Are they big enough and ready for arenas?” Last year Ghost tested the waters, jumping up from a theater show to an arena show for three dates of their tour at Barclays Center in New York, The Forum in California, and Place Bell in Montreal. The results were undeniable.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF LEAH’S “LIGHT OF THE WORLD” ON OUTBURN.COM “Light of the World,” off of LEAH’s upcoming winter themed album, Ancient Winter, which will be released on November 15th. LEAH—described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya”—hails from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Enya to European symphonic and progressive metal influences.
It’s that time of the year, metalheads! Pull out the pumpkins, fake blood, and scary masks. It’s Halloween! If you’re like most people, you’ll likely throw a killer Halloween party. And you need to choose the soundtrack wisely. But you’re not some normal person. As a metal and rock fan, your music interests are way better than everyone else’s. So you won’t settle playing traditional Halloween songs such as “Monster Mash” or “I Put a Spell On You.”
Legendary black metal icon Abbath brought his eponymously named band Abbath to the smallest state in the United States, and the show was anything but little. Well known for his tenure as the frontman of Immortal, when Abbath broke off to form his own band, the question on the minds of Immortal and Abbath fans alike was, “How will Abbath do on his own, and how will Immortal do with out Abbath?”
Outburn caught up quickly with Exhumed’s Matt Harvey, to discuss some of the cinematic inspiration behind their latest platter of splatter for Relapse Records, the succinctly titled Horror. We shot from the hip with a little rapid fire Q and A about some of Matt’s favorite (and least favorite) moments from the worlds of slashers, monsters, the unhinged, and the undead.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF DEAD FRIENDS’ “CIS WHITE WHALE” ON OUTBURN.COM The band says, “Cis White Whale” is a song about entitlement and feeling like the world owes you something based on where you’ve been. What better visual companion piece than the world of politics?”
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF AMARIONETTE’S “PERFECT” ON OUTBURN.COM “We’ve always been fans of Dance Gavin Dance, and thought it would be cool to do a cover of a song that flew under the radar for the most part.”
Lights, lasers, fire, fireworks, three Japanese women, and headbanging heavy metal…it must be none other than BABYMETAL! Launching the release of the band’s brand new album, Metal Galaxy, on October 11 with a sold out arena show at The Forum in the heart of Los Angeles, BABYMETAL put on an amazing and larger than life performance that had the crowd pumped up from beginning to end.
LACUNA COIL & ALL THAT REMAINS October 1, 2019 Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles welcomed quite a tour to its city—Disease of the Anima Tour featuring co-headlining sets from Lacuna Coil and All That Remains.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF DESOLATE’s “MISERABLE” ON OUTBURN.COM “Miserable is a song I wrote about hating myself during the worst transitional point in my life. The song is thematically based on the idea of self loathing, but it’s lyrically ambiguous, so it’s certainly open to personal interpretation”