Toxic Holocaust‘s An Overdose of Death is a thrash-metal, punk-rock, face-peeling, metal-lover’s dream.
The long-rumored Faith No More reunion has been confirmed (!!!). Vocal heavyweight Mike Patton keeps busy with a feature-film soundtrack, MF Doom drops half his name and a new album, Dengue Fever provides accompaniment to The Lost World, hip-hop duo Themselves returns, and much more.
Details emerge about new albums from Isis, Tortoise, Akron/Family, and Stinking Lizaveta; Zu announces some dates for a world tour (a pair of which are with Mike Patton); Dark Meat will go on tour with its 17 members; the Scion Rock Fest hosts a spate of crushing metal bands in Atlanta on February 28.
Pummeling mid-tempo rock icons The Jesus Lizard will briefly reunite; idiosyncratic rapper Busdriver performs live with a jazz band tonight; minimalist folk group Phosphorescent has recorded a disc of Willie Nelson covers. Read on.
Halloween is nearly here, and may we recommend a celebration that involves seeing GWAR and getting covered in fake blood? If that doesn’t float your gory boat, check out Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana, the Graveface Records Day of the Dead showcase, or Italian noise-punk trio Zü.