Neko Case Announces New Album

Singer/Songwriter/Kick-Ass Goddess Neko Case (Neko Case, The New Pornographers) took to social media this morning to announce her first new solo album in five years, Hell-On. Case's trademark humor and strength radiate from the weird-as-hell album cover, and the lead single and title track is everything we love about her- fantastic lyrics, beautiful vocals, accompaniment … Continue reading Neko Case Announces New Album

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Dumb Things Bands Do Live That We Love

by the EarProtein Staff Concerts are, by design, spectacles of sight and sound. The best live bands do more than the bare minimum of standing on a stage playing music, they make it a memorable experience. And on the way to making it memorable, they do some of the silliest things. Nothing is better than … Continue reading Dumb Things Bands Do Live That We Love

Wish We Had Back- Cliff Burton

By any measure, Metallica is the most successful heavy metal band in history. It represents the perfect storm of talent, timing, personalities, and evolution. The tragic death of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton in September of 1986 adds a second distinction to Metallica- The Greatest "What If" Band In History. There is a stark division in … Continue reading Wish We Had Back- Cliff Burton

Devin Townsend Project Takes Indefinite Break As Devin Townsend Announces Four New Projects

Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project, Casualties of Cool, Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad, and more) announced via Facebook today that he was putting his most consistent band, Devin Townsend Project, on hiatus. Townsend is a prolific and varied musician who's defining characteristic, along with a bent-in-the-best-way sense of humor, is his willingness to follow … Continue reading Devin Townsend Project Takes Indefinite Break As Devin Townsend Announces Four New Projects

Primus and Mastodon To Be Technical And Weird Together This Summer

Primus has spent their career being one of the most wonderfully strange bands in the world, confusing, inspiring, and amazing music fans since 1984. Les Claypool's bass, lyrics, and voice have made them distinctive and divisive in equal measure. Mastodon is only not the oddest band on the bill in comparison with Primus, and again … Continue reading Primus and Mastodon To Be Technical And Weird Together This Summer

Body Count’s Metal Protest of Police Brutality Comes to the 60th Grammy Awards

The Grammy awards are not and have never been for heavy music. Heavy music isn't about winning awards. It's about the people who don't want or need those awards, and who know that whole the recognition is nice, it's also temporary and fleeting. Mastodon took home the well-deserved Grammy award for Best Metal Performance on … Continue reading Body Count’s Metal Protest of Police Brutality Comes to the 60th Grammy Awards

Listen to the Title Track of Oceans of Slumber’s Upcoming Album

If you don't know melodic metal band Oceans of Slumber-Welcome to the fan club. If you know the band then you've been anticipating The Banished Heart since you finished wearing out the groves on 2016's metal masterpiece Winter. The Banished Heart won't be here until March 16 (preorder here), but in the meantime enjoy the … Continue reading Listen to the Title Track of Oceans of Slumber’s Upcoming Album

Is it Worth It- The Ten Year War Black Sabbath Box Set

Dark godfathers of heavy music Black Sabbath have announced a box set to make all fans drool and scramble for our wallets. Amazon describes Ten Year War as a "Limited vinyl box set from British metal legends Black Sabbath. Contains eight Ozzy-fronted albums - Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality [including original fold-out color poster], … Continue reading Is it Worth It- The Ten Year War Black Sabbath Box Set