touring

To Hell And Back

Death Metal Is Getting Old

Iconic Suffocation vocalist Frank "The Chop" Mullen is retiring after 30 years of gore, and our favorite bands are facing the brutality of aging.
Kim Kelly
8.9.18
Essays

RIP (???) to OVO Fest, Toronto's Number One Source of FOMO

After eight good years, Drake's OVO Fest has come to a quiet end. We think.
Jabbari Weekes
8.7.18
Interviews

UK Doom Rock Gods Orange Goblin Will Never Stop Never Stopping

The heavy riffing mainstays have spent 20 years rocking on their own terms—even when it almost ruined them. Now, they're older, wiser, and stronger than ever.
Kevin Stewart-Panko
6.12.18
Metalhead

It's Time for Slayer to Die

Saying goodbye to Slayer as the thrash metal icons prepare to embark upon their final world tour is sad, but it’s the right thing to do.
Christopher Krovatin
2.14.18
Noisey News

Paul Simon Is Done Touring

In a new statement, he said "I'd like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who've come out to watch me play over the last 50 years."
Lauren O'Neill
2.5.18
How to Start a Band

Wipe Your Butt and Hit the Road, These Are All the Tour Tips You Need

The Screaming Females' roadie shares some wisdom from two years spent in a van.
Rebecca Henderson
6.5.17
Interviews

How Trump’s New Border Policies Will Hurt the American Metal Scene

KEN Mode's Jesse Matthewson discusses how to cross international borders, metal masculinity, and being a "blue state" band.
Kim Kelly
3.21.17
Features

The Political Rantings Of War On Drugs

The War On Drugs have been in lockdown to work on their upcoming release. We were the first interview Adam had done in quite a while, it made a nice change from the burned-out non-talkers we sometimes talk to.
Zayd Thring
1.10.17
Features

The True Story of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Tuxedoed Guitar Kings Who Made Christmas Rock

Alex Skolnick, Al Pitrelli, Russell Allan, and more explain how a group of heavy metal veterans created one of the biggest sensations in holiday music
Clay Marshall
12.21.16
Features

How King Ly Chee Is Keeping Hong Kong Hardcore Alive

As inspired by Chinese politics as they are Sick of It All, these influential Asian heavyweights are here to stay.
Mike Sakas
11.3.16
Interviews

Butthole Surfers Were the Epitome of Every Hell-Raising Rock'n'Roll Legend You Ever Heard

We mined founding member Paul Leary and biographer James Burns for all the tales of how one Texan punk band petrol bombed the 1980s and laughed at the flames.
Daniel Dylan Wray
5.31.16
Interviews

The Black Dahlia Murder Are The Blue Collar Death Metal Potheads This World Needs

"I really wanted to have the long hair, and the gauntlets, and one day it clicked—that’s never going to happen, dude. You’re never going to look cool."
Chris Krovatin
3.25.16
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