Grammy-nominated rock band Stone Sour have the number one Active Rock track in the country with “Absolute Zero” which Billboard Magazine calls “A ruthless hard rocker, the track pummels the listener in the gut…" RollingStone.com premiered the video for the song on November 14, 2012. Stone Sour released House of Gold & Bones Part 1, the first installment of their two album series, House of Gold & Bones, on Roadrunner Records, October 22, 2012; it debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. House of Gold & Bones Part 2 will be released spring 2013.
Grammy-nominated rock band Stone Sour will release part one of a two album series, House of Gold & Bones, on Roadrunner Records today, October 22, 2012. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) at the helm, the album has met with early rave reviews worldwide.
Killswitch Engage released their second album and Roadrunner Records debut, Alive or Just Breathing. The album went on to become definitive of the critic-created New Wave of American Heavy Metal genre, thanks to its explosive choruses, intensely personal, spiritual and provocative lyrics and ability to vacillate between extremely brutal and melodically beautifully. It was, in a word, a benchmark release.
The best way to experience the almighty Machine Head is in the live setting. The Northern California band has established itself as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world, bringing venues and crowds to their knees with flawless onstage execution of their songs. Few, if any, of their peers can deliver the type of sweat-soaked, utterly deafening and fully punishing live sets that the band turns in night after night with near-religious fervor in their native U.S. and across the globe.
Congrats are in order for The Amity Affliction! The band's Roadrunner debut Chasing Ghosts landed at No. 1 on the ARIA sales charts in their native Australia. Achieving chart-topping status on its home turf is a massive feat for the band.
Slipknot have released a statement on a developing story about the death of their brother and bassist Paul Gray. Two years after his tragic passing, information has been released that Gray's physician Daniel Baldi was charged for involuntary manslaughter after being caught for over prescribing narcotic painkillers to his patients - one of those patients being Paul Gray.