Exclusive Track by Track: LIKE WE ARE’s New EP Elevate

Austrian post-hardcore breakouts Like We Are have delivered their rousing new collection. The aptly titled Elevate is out now and showcases the quartet’s blend of atmospheric modern rock and riveting post-hardcore.

Influences & Essentials: THULCANDRA

Blackened death metal force Thulcandra will release their fifth studio album on May 19, 2023, entitled Hail The Abyss, via Napalm Records. Guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer tells us his biggest influences and Thulcandra essential songs to hear.

Influences: HAMMERHEDD

Kansas City fraternal metal trio Hammerhedd's self-released the band's new album Nonetheless on February 24. The band's sophomore album, Nonetheless is a mighty successor to their 2020 debut Grand Currents.

Exclusive Premiere: CYDERIAN SON’s New EP Necropolis

LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF CYDERIAN SON’S NEW EP NECROPOLIS ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM “This EP was a reflection on some of the things that plague our everyday lives and stunt our growth in the world. Hopefully it serves to bring some peace to a chaotic mind as it did for us.”

KING DIAMOND: 11.8.19 The Palladium, Worcester, MA

After four years, King Diamond has embarked on his first US tour since 2015. Tonight, we find the King appearing at the historic Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts to a packed crowd and full balcony of screaming fans. While he had some health issues in the past, with triple bypass heart surgery, it’s clear it has not slowed King Diamond down, nor has he skipped a beat.

Top 12 Favorite Guitar Riffs by Michael Abdow of FATES WARNING

With the release of his fourth studio album, Heart Signal, guitarist/composer Michael Abdow shares with us his Top 12 favorite (and to play) guitar riffs. “I was having too much fun and realized I could make this list indefinitely, [so I] stopped at a dozen, says Michael. “These aren’t in order or anything.”


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.

DEFTONES with Gojira and Vowws, San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 04.18.22

On April 18th, Deftones played a sold out and long-awaited show that was held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This show was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, and the tour was postponed twice before finally hitting the road with openers Vowws and Gojira.

Exclusive Track by Track: The First Five Songs from the Debut Album In Color...

Denver hot prospect Suitable Miss explores the width and breadth of what it means to be a pop punk band in 2022, with debut album In Color.

WHEN TOURING STOPS: Musicians Find Other Ways to Work

All of the tours have been canceled this year, and unfortunately, bands can’t get by on album and merch sales alone. Taking away touring is equivalent to taking away a musician’s livelihood. The touring loss also affects crew members, such as tour managers, techs, front of house, merchandising managers, drivers, lighting professionals, and more. On top of that, it doesn’t seem like this pandemic is easing anytime soon.