Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)

When you listen to a song by Lamb of God, the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band that’s been around for 25 years, two things are at the forefront: the deep, throaty vocals of Randy Blythe and Mark Morton‘s buzzsaw guitar work. Morton’s signature style is unmistakable, and on Friday the guitarist released his first solo album, […]

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Solo Album Features Collaboration with the Late Chester Bennington

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Solo Album Features Collaboration with the Late Chester Bennington

In March, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled Anesthetic. The LP finds Morton teaming up with several special guests, among them the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, who appears on the opening track, “Cross Off.” Back in April 2017, just three months before he’d be found dead of a suspected […]

Out Now: ‘Voices from the Past,’ a 33-Song Double-LP of 1980s’ Hard Rock from Jimmy Waldo and Rock Cellar’s Steven Rosen

In addition to his decades as a rock and roll journalist tasked with tracking down and interviewing some music legends — some approachable and candid, and some surly and defiant, as our ongoing Behind the Curtain column attests — Rock Cellar contributor Steve Rosen is also a musician. And recently, a massive 33-song double-album titled […]

Remastered Deluxe Re-Issue of Metallica’s 1988 Album ‘…And Justice for All’ Coming 11/2

Remastered Deluxe Re-Issue of Metallica’s 1988 Album ‘…And Justice for All’ Coming 11/2

In 1988, Metallica released … And Justice for All, a sprawling, ambitious record that melded their brand of thrash metal with odd time signatures and bassist Jason Newsted, who took over for Cliff Burton after the gifted young bassist died in a bus accident in 1986. The band‘s fourth full-length studio record, it featured a […]

Stream ‘Dictator,’ the Defiant Title Track from the New Scars on Broadway Album (Daron Malakian of System of a Down)

Stream ‘Dictator,’ the Defiant Title Track from the New Scars on Broadway Album (Daron Malakian of System of a Down)

Last month, System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian premiered a new Scars on Broadway song titled “Lives” — and its frenetic energy and charged lyrics were a welcomed sound to those pining for more music from System, which remains elusive. On July 20, though, Malakian will release a new album, Dictator, under the project […]

Galactic Empire Returns with ‘Episode II’ Just in Time for ‘Star Wars Day’ on May the 4th (Listen)

Galactic Empire Returns with ‘Episode II’ Just in Time for ‘Star Wars Day’ on May the 4th (Listen)

May 4th is unofficially celebrated around the galaxy as “Star Wars Day” — in large part due to the phrase and hashtag #MayThe4thBeWithYou. Galactic Empire is a band of costumed heavy metal musicians who shred theme music from the Star Wars universe. They put themselves on the map in 2017 with a gloriously heavy debut […]

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