So, apparently there is some buzz going around for the new HBO documentary about Kurt Cobain entitled Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck that was spearheaded by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain and director Bret Morgan. Courtney Love and Frances allowed Bret full freedom to scour through all of their belongings which includes various tapes with one being an audio recording of Cobain talking about the first time he tried to commit suicide all for this documentary. One thing that the director found apparently was a sex tape that Love had made with Kurt and she confirms it saying, “Somehow Brett found the sex tape. Everyone makes one sex tape once in their lives. Eric would come over to our house and shoot really intimate stuff with me and Kurt. That’s just the way Eric is. Let’s move on.” According to Love, the film is, “as close to the truth as anyone’s going to get” and it debuts on HBO on May 4TH.

cornThe genius behind the animated metal cooking show called Cooking Hostile with Phil Anselmo is back with another animated series that is hilarious. Joey Siler is back a new series called Secret Metal Mysteries and it tackles the origin of how Korn got their name. The show is obviously just a parody, but it follows a band called Corn and how their name got ripped off by the Korn we know today and it parodies Korn’s music like the song Blind and Falling Away From Me to name a few. The video also shows you that in order for Jonathan to take down the original band to get rid of them , he enlisted the help of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno.  If you love Metal Parodies then you have to watch this one because it is so awesome. You can check out the video here.

alWhen one thinks of Black Metal, we always associate the genre with Norway and Sweden as well as burning churches and anti-christian beliefs, but now there is a band that is becoming more edgy than any of those bands. In Saudi Arabia, there is a band that is speaking out against Islam which just may be the riskiest thing any band in a region that is 100% Muslim can do. The name of the band is called Al-Namrood and they are speaking out against Islam which by the way is punishable by imprisonment or death in Saudi Arabia and for that reason is also why they are remaining anonymous. That we take risks news service Vice managed to secure an interview with one of the members of the band known as Mephisto. Mephisto describes the band’s name, origin , “Al-Namrood is the Arabic name of the Babylonian king Nimrod, who was a mighty tyrannical king who ruled Babylon with blood and defied the ruler of the universe, according to the tenets of monotheistic religions. We find the title of Al-Namrood to perfectly fit the message of the band.” Which by the way, the band’s name means non believer. He continues, “We’re fed up with religion,” Mesphisto continues. “The fact is that everything that is connected to it makes us nauseous. I personally spoke to a shrink. He advised me that whenever I get inflamed I have to express [what I’m feeling]. So here we are, expressing. What can be more motivating than living in a place where everything is controlled by religion? Basically, individuals here have no rights to do anything. We’re owned by the Islamic sharia. Everything we do must be justified by Islam and acknowledged by society. There are two outrageous powers: religion and our society. They both interact and fulfill each other.” Sadly, the band can not perform live because if they do they could risk the possibility of being put to death.

Five-Finger-Death-Punch-Papa-Roach1In concert news, Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach are going to be hitting the road together in the fall, but they are doing things differently as far as where the tour will go. Both bands are leaving it to fans to decide where the routing of the tour will occur as fans are able to visit FFDP’s page here or Papa Roach’s here and vote for your city. The cities with the most votes will move on to each round until the final itinerary is decided. In This Moment and From Ashes To New will be hitting the road with them on that fall tour as well. Papa Roach will continue to support their album F.E.A.R. while Five Finger Death Punch continue to work on their sixth studio album. So, remember visit those pages, let your voices be heard, get those bands to your city.

Charlie-Benante-630x420As most of you know, Big Four member and Thrash titans Anthrax are about to head out on the road with Volbeat, but they’ll be missing a key component for the first couple of weeks. Drumme Charlie Benante is forced to miss the first couple of weeks of the tour due to issues of Carpal Tunnel syndrome resurfacing and he is undergoing physical therapy to help with the issue and so Jon Dette will be playing in his place. Charlie issued a statement saying, “This was a difficult decision to make especially as I had to miss dates on the last cycle because of my hand surgery. But the fact is, playing a show five or more times a week just isn’t realistic right now, I found that out when we were making our new album, and I don’t want to let the fans down by not being able to give it everything I have at every show. I was driving the other day and my hand went numb, so unfortunately, it’s just not 100 percent yet. I figure I can play for maybe three weeks at a time but then I have to let it rest. The guys in the band have been incredibly understanding and supportive, and I hope the fans will be as well. The positive side is that I plan to use the time off the road constructively and focus on our upcoming album, continue to work on the package artwork and develop a number of other ideas I’ve got for the campaign.” We just hope that Charlie will be okay and behind the kit in no time. Check out the tour dates with Volbeat below:

4/24 — 1stBank Center, Denver, CO*
4/25 — Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD*
4/27 — Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA*
4/28 — Adams Center, Missoula, MT*
4/29 — WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA*
5/1 — Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB*
5/2 — Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB*
5/3 — Calgary Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB*
5/4 — SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK*
5/6 — Brandt Centre, Regina, SK*
5/7 — Ralph Englestad Arena, Grand Forks, ND*
5/9 — Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Amphitheatre, Somerset, WI
5/10 — WJJO MayDay MayLay, Alliant Energy Ctr. Memorial, Madison, WI
5/12 — General Motors Centre, Oshawa, ON*
5/13 — TD Place, Ottawa, ON*
5/14 — Quebec Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC*
5/15 — CEPSUM Montreal, Montreal, QC*
5/17 — Rock on the Range – Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
5/18 — Dow Events Center, Saginaw, MI*
5/19 — Ford Center, Evansville, IN*
5/20 — Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL*
5/22 — Tyson IBF Events Center, Sioux City, IA*
5/23 — Rocklahoma/Prior Creek Music, Pryor, OK
5/24 — Rockfest, AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
5/25 — Baloonfest, Wet & Wild Water World, El Paso
5/27 — Verizon Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX*
5/28 — Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX*
5/30 — Rockfest, Liberty Me. Park, Kansas City, MO
5/31 — Outdoors at Pop’s, St. Louis, MO*
6/22 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*

* Volbeat dates

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