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.
“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.
18TH ANNUAL SCHECTER NAMM PARTY: HOLY WARS, NEW YEARS DAY, and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY January 18, 2020 Grove – Anaheim, California PHOTOGRAPHS AND REVIEW BY ANABEL DFLUX “Prepare for an influx of NAMM posts,” write hundreds of musicians and industry professionals on social media during the famous NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) week.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF YOUR PERSONA’s “NEUTORIC” ON OUTBURN.COM New Jersey post-hardcore outfit Your Persona’s “Neurotic” is taken from the band’s new EP, Everything Feels OK, which is out now. With the release of Everything Feels OK, Your Persona continues to show strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
It’s hard to believe that the year 2000 was 20 years ago, but here we are in 2020. Back then, I was heavily immersed in the nu metal scene and damn proud of it. I had little responsibility, more disposable income, and was attending multiple shows weekly. To be honest, it’s a time in my life I reminisce about quite frequently.
BY DANGER DIRK 3000 OF VICTORIUS To celebrate the release of Victorius’ new album, Space Ninjas From Hell, on January 17th by Napalm Records, guitarist Danger Dirk 3000 tells us his Top Ten Ninjas.
Maybe heavy metal music and Christmas don’t go hand in hand, but that hasn’t stopped some of the most prolific artists in the genre from creating some interesting tunes. Here are the 10 top metal Christmas songs we think best represent this 2019 holiday season.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT’S “NOTHING GOOD CAME EASY” ON OUTBURN.COM “Nothing Good Came Easy” is The Mendenhall Experiment’s anthem behind the band’s cause of raising disability awareness. It simply states that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, but “Nothing Good Came Easy’s” writing cred and honorable mention goes to the band’s former guitarist Mike Lira.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF SUBTLETIES’ “CONTROL” ON OUTBURN.COM New York alternative rockers Subtleties has just dropped their sophomore EP, Barely You from which “Control” is taken. Honing influence from across the rock spectrum, Subtleties’ new record balances driving guitars, urgent, heart-on-sleeve lyricism and resonating heavy injections.
There are many influential releases celebrating three decades of existence in 2019. Before the year wraps up, we here at Outburn would like to spotlight the most notable metal outings that were released in 1989. The criteria for making this list is mostly based on the album’s intensity, sound, riffs, songs, cover art, and album title, and not on sales numbers.