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SEPTEMBER MOURNING 2.16.20 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY

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.

TOP 10 MOST COMIC METAL SONGS

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!

HEILUNG 1.29.20 Webster Hall New York, NY

Cloaked in darkness, a single robed figure appears with a smoking chalice. He makes his way across the stage, slowly but with purpose, fanning the sage over the stage and out toward the crowd as a near perfect silence envelopes the room. More appear in the mist, clad in robes, adorned with bells, bones, and antlers.

THROUGH THE GARDEN OF DEATHLY DELIGHTS: God Dethroned’s Discography

The Christhunt (Shark Records, 1992) Mix Florida death metal, anti-romanticized Scandinavian blackness with South Africa’s Groinchurn and their unique take on grindcore, then pile on about as much reverb as you’ve ever heard in one place on Henri’s vocals in the process, and you’ve got an career opening salvo that’s as quirky as it is ferocious.

Exclusive Premiere of STEALING EDEN’s New Video for “Edge of the World”

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE OF STEALING EDEN’S “EDGE OF THE WORLD” ON OUTBURN.COM Nearly a decade removed from Truth in Tragedy, Canadian hard rock quartet Stealing Eden return with brand new single “Edge of the World.” Without missing a step, the Vancouver crew have picked up where they left off.

SEAN REINERT: Metal Drumming Master

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.

WEDNESDAY 13 1.24.20 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY

“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

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.

Exclusive Premiere of YOUR PERSONA’s New Video for “Neurotic”

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.

TOP 10 (PLUS 35 MORE) HARD ROCK & METAL ALBUMS TURNING 20 IN 2020

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.

VICTORIUS’ TOP TEN NINJAS!

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.

MERRY METAL CHRISTMAS: TOP 10 HOLIDAY METAL SONGS

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.

Exclusive Premiere of THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT’s New Song “Nothing Good Came Easy”

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.

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