Johannes Eckerström of Avatar Picks His Top 5 Current and Classic Horror Movies

We caught up with Johannes Eckerström at Rock and Shock (the horror convention and concert in Worcester, MA) to have a discussion about his Top 5 favorite classic horror movies, as well as his Top 5 favorite current horror movies...

SURVIVING THE PANDEMIC: Bands, Venues, Shows, Tours & More

In February and March of 2020, European thrash fans got one of the best tours in history: The Bay Strikes Back European Tour. This tour was a collection of the Bay Area’s best and most legendary thrash bands: Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel. Unfortunately, the tour had many setbacks, such as multiple musicians being diagnosed with COVID-19, the deadly respiratory virus that’s sweeping the globe.

Exclusive Premiere: SATELLITE CITI’s New Music Video “Reaper”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “REAPER” FROM SATELLITE CITI ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM. With a sci-fi theme, special effects, and a guest spot from Deadskull, “Reaper” is the Satellite Citi's latest music video.

FORGOTTEN LORE: 20 Essential Metal Compilation Albums

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.

Exclusive Premiere of THE ALCHEMY’s New Video for “We’re All Just Criminals”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF THE ALCHEMY’S “WE’RE ALL JUST CRIMINALS” ON OUTBURN.COM “We’re All Just Criminals” is the second single from The Alchemy’s upcoming full-length record Chemical Daydream out November 8th on Standby Records.

Exclusive Premiere: EMBR’s New Single and Music Video “Eyes Like Knives”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “EYES LIKE KNIVES” BY EMBR ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM “‘Eyes Like Knives’ is a composition about the angel of death, the reaper, the judge, the messenger. It’s a song about punishment, retribution, penalty and penance,” says drummer Eric Bigelow.

Exclusive Premiere: MODEL STRANGER’s New Video for “Breaks My Heart”

Model Stranger is currently promoting their upcoming LP Phases. The first single “Breaks My Heart” proves the band’s skill. The song also show’s off the trio’s range and ability, as a softer bridge juxtaposes perfectly with the fast-paced verses and refrain.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: New Music Video and Single “US” by Ghost In Decay

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR GHOST IN DECAY’S “US” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM. “We strive to combine our love for dark, spooky, heavy, and catchy music with influences from classic rock, punk, alternative, deathcore, and everything in between,” says the band.

Metal Bands That Deserve The Hollywood Treatment

Music and film have always had a relationship – through pop-infused soundtracks, films based on artists musical themes, and the entire musical genre. And recently, the soaring success of Bohemian Rhapsody and the positive response to Rocketman and Yesterday – three films about Queen, Elton John, and The Beatles, respectively – have made this relationship all the more apparent.

Exclusive Premiere: AUTARKH’s New Single and Video for “Alignment”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF AUTARKH’S OFFICIAL VISUALIZER FOR THE BAND’S NEW SINGLE “ALIGNMENT” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM “Alignment” is taken from the upcoming album Form in Motion to be released on March 12, 2021 via Season of Mist.