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24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back
24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back
Being in a band ain’t easy. You’ve got many creative personalities in a massive tug of war. Oh yeah, then you have to live with each other and those decisions on the road for months on end. Lineup changes aren’t uncommon, though a vocalist switch-up has the possibility to be the most debilitating. Some bands h...
The Dangerous Summer drop new song and other news you might have missed today
The Dangerous Summer drop new song and other news you might have missed today
Amon Amarth announced U.S. tour dates—plus, don’t miss the Aquabats celebrating their 25-year anniversary. Check out the news you might have missed today below! 1. The Dangerous Summer announce album release date, drop new single The Dangerous Summer announced the release date for their upcoming full-length, Mother Nature, with another new single and music video. “Way Down”...
The XCERTS announce acoustic EP and other news you might have missed today
The XCERTS announce acoustic EP and other news you might have missed today
Listen to a new single from After Touch—plus, don’t miss At The Gates on tour. Check out the news you might have missed today below! Read more: Man destroys Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with pickaxe The XCERTS announce an acoustic EP On the 5th Oct we are releasing a new EP entitled ‘Late One Night’ featuring 5 brand new versions of songs from HOTYH. To celebrate we are playing a spe .
7 un-metal projects from well-known metal musicians
Despite the stereotype of a metalhead being this untamable wild beast of a human, a good portion of us like some seriously un-metal music. Hell, some of us even make some seriously un-metal music. So let’s dive into the electronica, retro-rock, and post-rock projects from current and past members of bands like the Dillinger Escape Plan, Soilwork, At The Gates, Scar Symmetry and Isis! The Blac... R
15 songs that’ll make you love melodic death metal
15 songs that’ll make you love melodic death metal
Congratulations (I think)! You've decided to cross over into the heavier realm of metal, where abstract lyrics and violent imagery are discussed as readily as the weather and there are more sub-genres than musicians. In the ever-expanding universe of extreme metal, picking a starting point requires balance between accessibility with accents of crushing heaviness. S ...
10 Things Worth Opening Your Wallet For On Record Store Day
10 Things Worth Opening Your Wallet For On Record Store Day
On April 18, legions of dedicated vinyl record fans (as well as scummy eBay flippers who hate music and at least one lonely AP editor) will queue up in front of their favorite music stores for the eighth annual RECORD STORE DAY. This year’s list of special releases is just short of 600 titles, from the seemingly sacred to the positively inane. Whet ...
The 10 Essential Albums of 2014
The 10 Essential Albums of 2014
We listen to a lot of new music at the AP bungalow. A lot of it is good; some of it is bad; and a very small amount is so transcendently awesome, we must continually shower praise upon its creators before the next calendar year arrives. With that said, please enjoy the 10 Essential albums of 2014, a collaborative list voted on by AP's in-house editorial staff. T... Read More ...
At The Gates release eerie animated video for “Heroes And Tombs”
At The Gates release eerie animated video for “Heroes And Tombs”
Gothenburg’s melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates have debuted an eerie animated music video for their song, "Heroes And Tombs," which you can watch below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts! The band's first album in nearly 19 years, At War With Reality, was released near the end of October on Century Media Records. The LP marks the band’s ...
At The Gates – At War With Reality
At The Gates – At War With Reality
At The Gates At War With Reality It’s been 19 years since Swedish melodic death metallers At The Gates released their genre-changing swansong, Slaughter Of The Soul. And it’s a tough racket for them to try to come back: Countless bands have emulated their sound in the meantime, turning melodic death from a truly exciting proposition to one of the most oversaturated genres in underground music. So
“We have no plans of stopping right now”—At The Gates are death-metal’s brightest hope
“We have no plans of stopping right now”—At The Gates are death-metal’s brightest hope
20 years after the release of melodic death-metal’s defining album, Slaughter Of The Soul, Sweden’s At The Gates have finally broken their sonic silence and released a new album. Amazingly, they’ve managed to not taint death-metal’s most revered legacy and release the stellar At War With Reality—already earning much critical praise. AP caught up with legendary ...
12 melodic death-metal songs any self-respecting metalcore fan should like
12 melodic death-metal songs any self-respecting metalcore fan should like
Metalcore is an extremely popular genre today, but for some reason, the genre’s founding ancestor, melodic death-metal, hasn’t really crossed over into the “scene”—and there’s just no excuse for that. If anything, melodeath is just a faster, more aggressive, technical and sonically gorgeous alternative to its breakdown-heavy counterpart. Many of the following musicians we ...