In August, Outburn ran a feature on the Top 5 Underground Metal Record Labels, which was met with favorable praise (unless your label didn’t make the list). This time around, instead of a ranking system, we decided to focus more on the diversity of the different labels to spotlight our appreciation and give recognition to them. Because that’s really what the whole point of this is about, to get metal fans to check out the labels’ Bandcamp pages and their excellent rosters.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF VIKRAM’S “THE MORTAL DANCE OF KALI” ON OUTBURN.COM Brazilian progressive metallers VIKRAM have unleashed the new video taken from the band’s debut album BEHIND THE MASK I released on October 25, 2019 via Rockshots Records.
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.”
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 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.”
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF DAMN YOUR EYES “THROUGH IT ALL” ON OUTBURN.COM. To coincide with the release of their debut full-length, Kill the Outside, out today, August 2, Damn Your Eyes has released a brand new video for the track “Through it All.”
“Li(f)e” is the latest single from Fargo, ND Metal band Glass Houses. It tackles the subject of life and death. It’s predicated on the notion that “death comes for us all” and wrestling with that fear and anxiety.
And now, here it is, Ray Gun The Bible of Music & Style by Marvin Scott Jarrett (the founder of Ray Gun), from Rizzoli New York. With 256 pages, over 200 color and B&W photographs of the actual magazine pages, select interviews reproduced large enough to read, and contributions from Liz Phair, Wayne Coyne, Dean Kuipers, and Steve Heller…
For Father’s Day we spoke with Black Veil Brides first tour manager, merch manager, lighting director, driver, roadie, and so much more... Andy’s father Chris Biersack. With a daily active online presence of support for Andy, we had to find out more about the history of Chris and Andy’s incredible father son bond.
Shattered Sun has been through a lot in the past year, with the departure of two longtime members, separating from Victory Records, and narrowly missing out on opening for Metallica. As with all things, the pendulum swings back, and it swings back just as hard as the band’s new music.