There’s perhaps no contrast as stark as that of the jolly spirit of Christmas versus the dark underbelly of heavy metal. Whether it be covering a winter classic or inventing a new ode to the holidays, here is a list of 11 of the heaviest holiday jams to spice up your X-mas this year!
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE END OF EVERYTHING’S NEW EP THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM The End of Everything is concluding the year with their latest effort, Things are About to Change. This record brings a more mature version of the band both musically and lyrically.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF BEDROOM WOUNDS’ DEBUT ALBUM KINK ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM With an incredible debut album titled Kink, Bedroom Wounds is the latest musical output of Kristian Kyle Ratliff, former drummer for Our Lady turned multi-instrumentalist and intense frontman for this new musical journey.
Living Dead Girl put on a no-frills Christmas acoustic performance with proceeds benefiting the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society in Peterborough, Ontario. Consisting of one half of Living Dead Girl—vocalist Rennick and guitarist John Ellis—playing a couple of acoustic versions of songs from the band’s upcoming album.
On Friday, December 11, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Greg Puciato broadcasted his pre-recorded “live stream” event, “Fuck Content,” which merges visual art, audio, interviews, live performance and studio footage together in an innovative way.
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: New Music Video “Nothing Good Came Easy” (Acoustic) by THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT’S “NOTHING GOOD CAME EASY” (ACOUSTIC) ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM About the song, guitarist Brandon Mendenhall says, “‘Nothing Good Came Easy’ is our anthem that clearly states, the best things in life are some of life’s most challenging.”
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.
The Other Side of Madness was so contemporary that the Manson trial was still ongoing at the time of its release. This film from director Frank Howard and producer Wade Williams isn’t just an exploitation cash grab—although that’s certainly a part of the film’s approach—but a rather striking and well made experiment in artistic photoplay and docudrama.
RLND is debuting the first single off their upcoming album. Of the track, the guys explain, “‘Keith Sells But Who’s Buying’ is the first track off of Zealand, a concept album built around our collective narrative as a capitalist society.”
This Daughters of Darkness is a 1971 horror film that serves as one of the foremost examples of the vampire picture as high art eroticism. Director Harry Kümel wasn’t particularly known for his work in genre film, with Daughters of Darkness existing more as a commercial effort.