Metal Monday: So Long, Farewell

It wasn’t long ago that I was pondering the history of my Metal Monday column, and just how long it had been since its inception. July 20, 2009. Almost three and a half years ago; my how time flies. At this juncture, it’s time for me to bid all of you faithful readers adieu in this post, my last post for the OurStage magazine. Listen, it’s not you… it’s me. Y’all should keep on being your awesome selves and keep up on the latest happenings here on the OurSage Magazine (you’re in good hands). As a bit of a going-away present, though, I’ve compiled some of my favorite metal jams I’ve found on OurStage over the years into a playlist for you. Even I was surprised with just how many gems I have accumulated over the years and I’m more than happy to share them with you one last time, especially for those of you who are newer readers. Enough babbling, though, it’s time to shred. (more…)

Shadows Fall And God Forbid's Tour Bus Catches Fire

So what’s the deal with metal bands and bus accidents lately? And what’s the deal with airline food?

Shadows Fall and God Forbid were the butt of some cosmic joke yesterday when the tour bus that the two groups were sharing caught fire after a show in Lexington, Kentucky.

This most recent metal band bus-related incident comes on the heels of Baroness’ harrowing bus crash and Between The Buried And Me’s scary sounding bus issues (another engine fire, though that time while the bus was en route to the next tour stop and the bands were asleep onboard!) and subsequent light hearted reaction to said issues. (“Dadgum flame come shootin out. Peeewwww eeehhhhh sometin’ stank.”)



Metal Monday: Inaugural Metal Podcast

It’s been just over three years since Metal Mondays began here at OurStage, with the first post ” an interview with former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris about The Kris Norris Projekt ” debuting July 20th, 2009. Since then, not a lot has changed in Metal Monday land. It’s been a steady stream of metal coverage: reviews, interviews, features, etc. Now, however, we have a major addition to our content: Metal Monday, The Podcast. Every handful of weeks, we’ll be dropping a new Metal Monday podcast, streaming to you some tasty OurStage metal jams, OurStage metal happenings, news, and maybe even inviting some guests on the show. So, without further adieu, here’s the first installment. Settle in.

Metal Monday: Tetrarch Hunters Of Success

For someone who likes metal, is there anything more satisfying than listening to a band that can only be classified as “pure metal” and nothing more? The answer is no, not really. Luckily, Atlanta-based OurStage metallers Tetrarch are ready meet our expectations. What makes them so metal, you ask? Thrashing riffs, huge vocal hooks, ripping solos, aggressive attitudesthe works. Tetrarch have been ripping it up in the Metal Channel since fall of 2011, with a couple Top 100 and three Top 40 three finishes. (more…)