Billie Eilish Makes a Death Metal-Style Beanie Now

Add Billie Eilish to the list of pop stars who have appropriated the metal aesthetic: the 17-year-old singer is now selling a black beanie which features her name in a font that’s almost worthy of Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week. (It also includes the logo for Blohsh, which sounds like the name of either a super-duper-cereal European black metal band or tongue-in-cheek British tech-death band, but is, in fact, just short for “Billie Eilish.”) Eilish’s merch is already reportedly selling like gangbusters at Hot Topic, so I guess…

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Jinjer are Blowing Up! Here’s Their New Single/Video, “On the Top”

Last week I learned that Jinjer are Really Fucking Popular! Like BLOWING UP. I’d had a hint of it already just from seeing the reactions to pieces we’d posted here about the band. But I went to see Jinjer live when they rolled through NYC last week… and daaaaaaamn! I am not exaggerating even a little when I say that there was a long line — 10-15 people minimum — for merch the entire evening, starting hours before Jinjer went on stage and continuing well after they finished. After the…

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Listen to Babymetal and Polyphia’s Collaborative Song, “Brand New Day”

Babymetal’s new album, Metal Galaxy, comes out today! Amidst plenty of other killer releases from Toothgrinder, Municipal Waste, Lacuna Coil and Bury Your Dead, it’s an excellent day for new metal. I’m on my first full spin of Metal Galaxy right now, and upon reaching the track “Brand New Day” while I pecked away at my email box this morning I thought to myself, “Wow, this one really sounds like Polyphia!” And lo and behold, that’s because it is Polyphia, specifically co-guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage guesting on the…

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Stream Symphonic/Tech Death Act Singularity’s New Album, Place of Chains, Right Now

Singularity have been breaking musical boundaries since 2010 with their unique combination of technical death metal and symphonic black metal that should appeal to fans of Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Oldman’s Child. Hailing from Arizona, the band’s high-energy yet harmonic sounds encompass elements that fans of death metal and black metal alike can headbang to. Following their 2016 release, Void Walker, Place of Chains promises to deliver a similar crossover between the two worlds of symphonic black metal and technical death metal. Featuring everything from blast beats to tasty guitar…

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We’re Giving Away Tickets to Every Stop on Machine Head’s Burn My Eyes 20th Anniversary North American Tour!

As promised, Machine Head will bring their Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour to North America this winter! The first leg of the European iteration of the tour is underway now, and the band will come to America and Canada in January and February (then return to Europe for another leg of the trek in April). The tour will feature two sets, the first a career-spanning performance by guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn, bassist Jared MacEachern, and “two, soon-to-be-announced ragers on guitar and drums” to replace Phil Demmel and Dave McClain. The second will see Burn My…

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The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019, #2: Carcass, Surgical Steel

MetalSucks recently polled nearly 180 prominent metal musicians and industry insiders to determine The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019! (You can read all about the voters and the methodology behind the poll here.) Over the next few weeks, we’ll be counting down the entire list, one entry per day. The countdown continues today with Surgical Steel, the 2013 release by Carcass! There weren’t any styles of music Carcass wanted to play, so they had to invent their own. Time went by and their sound kept evolving, but then they called…

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Despised Icon’s New Song “Snake in the Grass” Goes Full Deathcore

Man, remember back when Day of Mourning came out in 2009, and Despised Icon were all, “Don’t call us ‘deathcore’ anymore!”? Well, I guess they got over that, ’cause their new single, “Snake in the Grass,” is about as deathcore as deathcore gets. If you’re the kind of person who thinks metal has been wanting for pig squeals recently, then this is the song for you! Everyone else… maybe skip it? I like Despised Icon and I think this is pretty boring. So. Check out “Snake in the Grass” for…

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Shit That Comes Out Today: October 11th, 2019

It is Friday, my dudes. Whatever that means to you — whether it’s an excuse to get hammered, maybe the start of a much-needed weekend getaway, or even if it’s just another day of benign existence — we’ve got a compendium of the latest heavy tunes to keep you going. BabymetalMetal Galaxy (Babymetal Records)Listen “Shanti Shanti Shanti”Read the MetalSucks review Sure, Metal Galaxy is a J-pop album put together by a canny producer with a veritable army of contributors. The collective known as Babymetal never rests on its laurels, though. They keep things…

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Machine Head Debut New Song “Do or Die”

The new Machine Head song that we first learned about more than a month ago, “Do or Die,” has now finally been released. The track is notable for a couple of reasons (besides it being Machine Head, I mean). For one thing, it’s the band’s first song without drummer Dave McClain since Burn My Eyes came out 25 years ago, and their first song without guitarist Phil Demmel since 2001’s Supercharger… but it doesn’t actually introduce a “new” Machine Head the way fans maybe thought it would. Although guitarist Wacław…

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Cattle Decapitation Release Shirt Commemorating Being Plagiarized by a Rapper

Let it never be said that Cattle Decapitation lack a sense of humor! A rapper named Teddy YG (the “YG” stands for “Young Gansta”) recently stole the cover art for Cattle Decap’s new album, Death Atlas, for his own mixtape, World on My Shoulders. Just took it outright. Didn’t even bother to remove the band’s logo or nuthin’. And while Cattle Decapitation would have every right to get pissy about this blatant theft, they are, instead, choosing to have a laugh about (and maybe profit a little from) it: the…

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