The California-based rock duo Eagles of Death Metal were swept up in a global terrorism drama Friday night while playing a packed house at Paris’ famed Bataclan concert hall. The theater seats about 1,500 people. Veteran multitaskers that they are, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme packed a lot into the seven years between Heart On and Zipper Down. Homme returned to Queens of the Stone Age and started another band, Them Crooked Vultures, with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones; Hughes became an ordained minister, appeared in a movie with Grace Jones and Iggy Pop, and worked on his solo project, Boots Electric. Perhaps it's not surprising, then, that Zipper Down feels more like the work of a side project than any of the duo's albums since Peace Love Death Metal.
Much like the original, “Monsters Of Death: The Ultimate Death Metal Compilation Vol. 2” collects videos past and present from a variety of genres and labels, along with rarely seen live footage, making this compilation a must for lovers of everything extreme metal-wise…
Finland's Deathchain is known for two things — their death/thrash assault, and their album-title gimmick. While gimmicks can be cheesy, this particular one hasn't limited Deathchain's music development in the least. Ritual Death Metal sees the band delving deeper into their dark mysticism by replacing Lovecraftian imagery with Sumerian themes. Cthulhu has stepped aside for Pazuzu, and Shub-Niggurath has given place to Tiamat
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12"X12" graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar.