Finland has long been an iconic hub for rock and metal music, from the gothic to the heavy and even the symphonic. With the likes of Nightwish, HIM, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, and so many more ensuring Finland’s place on the international map of popular bands, there is no wonder that there is quite a demand for Finnish rockers to find themselves back on United States soil.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF THE ANCHOR’S “THROUGH ROSE” ON OUTBURN.COM “Through Rose” is taken from the band’s upcoming, full- length Breathe, set for release this fall. Led by the formidable Linzey Rae of Metal Kitchen fame, The Anchor is a five-piece, female-fronted, metalcore band from Denver, Colorado.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF NU-95’s “WITHOUT ME” ON OUTBURN.COM. Dallas, TX alternative/pop punk band NU-95 have just dropped their new album Fall Until We Fly via Standby Records. With strong roots in the melodic songwriting of pop punk, NU-95 also borrows from the aggressive style of hardcore music.
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?”
For the first time on the road together since 2011, Touché Amoré and La Dispute brought their final tour of 2019 to The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Competing with another show occurring just upstairs, the bands were still able to pack out the venue with dedicated fans eager to see these post-hardcore acts.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF MY OWN WILL “IFRIT” ON OUTBURN.COM. My Own Will, a four piece heavy outfit from the backwoods of southeast Michigan, blurs the line between catchy, crowd-pleasing metalcore and the brutally raw sound of deathcore. The band is the first signing to newly launched metal label Death Toll Records, which released their new EP Disgust on July 30.
On January 24, the metal community lost a notable drummer. Sean Reinert truly revolutionized extreme metal drumming. Reinert introduced a progressive edge in metal drumming by mixing his jazz drumming background with death metal drumming techniques, such as blastbeats and double bass. If it wasn’t for Reinert, modern death metal drumming would be completely different.
The biggest question on the minds of those who haven’t seen Zeal & Ardor live is if the music will translate well from record to stage.
The compilation album is a lost art, a relic from the not so distant past when labels needed an efficient and ear catching way of exposing listeners to their latest rosters of talent. Today’s hyperconnected culture means that new artists possess more choices than ever when it comes to platforms for sharing their music.
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.