258: GOJIRA

After 5 years as Godzilla, it was the name change and release of their debut in 2001 that set Gojira on a trajectory towards being one of the biggest metal bands on the planet. Brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier, along with Christian Andreu and Jean-Michel Labadie, have now released seven albums, to increasing critical attention. … Continue reading 258: GOJIRA

239: MACHINE HEAD

For thirty years, Robb Flynn and Machine Head have been a consistent force amongst the ever-changing heavy metal landscape. Throughout shifting trends and the steady flow of new blood, Machine Head have persevered. Not only have they persevered, they have triumphed. For their earlier albums, Machine Headโ€™s sound blended thrash and groove elements, making them … Continue reading 239: MACHINE HEAD

229: SEPULTURA Mk. II (1996 – TODAY)

When Max Cavalera left in 1996, Sepultura could have just as easily faded into obscurity. They had released a generation-defining album in โ€˜Rootsโ€™ and few bands would have much to say beyond that, let alone a band whoโ€™d just lost their frontman. Enter Derrick Green. The towering Ohio native had huge shoes to fill, as … Continue reading 229: SEPULTURA Mk. II (1996 – TODAY)

227: KILLER BE KILLED

Putting multiple iconic musicians with such unique and instantly recognisable voices in a room should make for chaos. Opposing forces, too many chefs, and all that. Yet somehow, Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and Ben Koller (Converge) joined forces like some heavy metal planetary alignment, and it just fucking … Continue reading 227: KILLER BE KILLED