“When we got all three of our music videos back for this album, our director, Sam Link, thought it would be a cool idea to combine them into a short film! That concept isn’t really something that we see a ton of bands pursuing, so we figured we’d give it a try. All the videos transition into one another and we’re so happy with how it came out.”
Finland has long been an iconic hub for rock and metal music, from the gothic to the heavy and even the symphonic. With the likes of Nightwish, HIM, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, and so many more ensuring Finland’s place on the international map of popular bands, there is no wonder that there is quite a demand for Finnish rockers to find themselves back on United States soil.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF DAMN NATION’S “WOULD YOU STAY” ON OUTBURN.COM “We all have a secret we hide from those around us. An inner devil we bury deep in the deeds of our better nature. We deny it but, it’ll always be there waiting to escape. We fear it will drive away the ones we love the most…so we ask them: Would You Stay?”
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF 09’S “IDLE HANDS” ON OUTBURN.COM Portland alternative rock outfit 09 [OH-NINE] have debuted a new single. “Idle Hands” features Fallstar’s Chris Ratzlaff on vocals, with the track marking the fourth single from the collaborative duo of EJ Olsen and Chancelor Reeder.
Godfathers of death metal, Poland’s Vader just wrapped up a month long tour of North America—their first here in almost three years. As luck would have it, it also happened to fall on big anniversaries of three of their most revered albums—De Profundis (25 years), Litany (20 years), and The Art of War (15 years), giving the band an excuse to bring out some deeper, older cuts on this run.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF CLIO CADENCE’S “DRIVE” ON OUTBURN.COM “Drive is a song about the struggle to stand up for yourself and leave a relationship that has become toxic. Sometimes we get trapped by possessions, people, and worry about what others will think. Sometimes you have to leave everything behind to save yourself,” says Clio Cadence.
I really cannot think of a more iconic, revolutionary, controversial, and monumental band in industrial metal music history than Ministry. To me, the band itself is so deeply rooted and encompassed in the visual aspect of music that it comes as no surprise that throughout the band’s impressive history there is enough content to fill an entire book. Quite a long sentence there, aye? Ministry’s history is even longer than that, I promise.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF NEW LINGO’S MEMORY LANE ON OUTBURN.COM “This song is about people dealing with the traumas they have experienced in their lives and the helplessness you feel when dealing with them alone.” – Joe Glenk/Singer
The lights dimmed and the energy of the crowd intensified with anticipation for the New England local, Great American Ghost. The band released their third LP Power Through Terror just 10 days before the show, giving fans plenty of time to learn every lyric.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF THE VENOMOUS PINKS’S “HOLD ON” ON OUTBURN.COM About the song “Hold On,” the band says, “It’s a coming of age punk anthem that gives a lifeline for those struggling to keep a dream alive.”
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.
From the fog filled darkness emerges a female figure dressed in white, angelic and surreal. There is something mystical about her, one can not avert their eyes. Is she even real? Is she of this Earth? As she begins to sing the most angelic yet tormented tones, it is quickly realized this is no ordinary rock show. This is September Mourning.
To coincide with the recent release of Posehn’s Grandpa Metal, special guest contributor Brian Posehn writes about his Top 10 Most Comic Metal Songs, which include Anthrax, Spinal Tap, S.O.D., Steel Panther, Tenacious D, and more!