After four years, King Diamond has embarked on his first US tour since 2015. Tonight, we find the King appearing at the historic Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts to a packed crowd and full balcony of screaming fans. While he had some health issues in the past, with triple bypass heart surgery, it’s clear it has not slowed King Diamond down, nor has he skipped a beat.
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.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF “TOBI,” ‘WHAT WE GIVE,” AND MORE FROM LEWIS’ SON ON THE FLOOR ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM. Christopher L. Lewis (moniker LEWIS) is an American songwriter, musician, and producer. He grew up in Oblong, Illinois (pop. 1,391) and began his solo career in 2019, having previously been the frontman for the punk outfit, The Kinison.
We caught up with Trivium front man and metal aficionado Matt Heafy just before their headlining set at the 14th annual Rock and Shock (A horror convention and concert) in Worcester, MA to ask him who would make his list for his top 5 scariest bands. Check out his choices below along with songs or videos from each of his picks.
While not exclusively the domain of thrash metal, bands throughout the 80s of that genre perfected the inner sleeve photo collage. It was a landscape where photos of bands and band members in their everyday environment were haphazardly thrown together on the inner sleeve of an album.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF NEW LINGO’S MEMORY LANE ON OUTBURN.COM “This song is about people dealing with the traumas they have experienced in their lives and the helplessness you feel when dealing with them alone.” – Joe Glenk/Singer
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF AGENT ENVY’S NEW VIDEO “MY OWN SUMMER” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM. Agent Envy is the musical persona of Alejandra Jiménez, an upcoming artist from Brooklyn, New York who leads a double life. Her sound combines a sensual allure with a hard-edged rock sound. Fittingly, Agent Envy’s debut single is an eerie cover of the Deftones’ classic, “My Own Summer.”
“Enter the Necrophaze, there’s no mercy for you!” That quote perfectly sums up a Wednesday 13 show—no mercy. Outburn was front and center for the kick off of the tour. Because this show is the opening night of the band’s month long run with Nuclear Blast label mates The 69 Eyes, no one knows exactly what to expect and the fan's level of excitement is immeasurable.
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.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF LIFE RIGHT NOW’s DEBUT ALBUM AVANT GARDE ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM The metalcore party band LIFE RIGHT NOW—featuring members of Attila, It Lies Within, Nevada Rose, and Deception of a Ghost—is releasing its debut album, Avant Garde, on August 16, 2019, but you can stream the entire release early right here.