It’s Hard Out There for a Touring Band, We Listed Our Top Albums, and More!


Have ya done your holiday shopping yet? It’s always such a pain in the ass around this time of year, I’m thinking everyone’s gonna get socks. Now if only everyone on my list were metalheads, I’d just consult our gift guide and be done with it. And hell, maybe I’ll still do it because life’s not fair, so little Suzie’s gettin’ a Slayer CD. Fuck it.

As always with these things, you can check out our updated top tracks of the week playlist on Spotify below, with our top 10 articles listed just below that. So catch up on the big news, go visit other posts from the past week, and do whatever the hell else you were gonna do today.

Devin Townsend Says It’s Almost Impossible to Make Money on Tour Now: “It’s a Complicated Time, Brother”

Watch: Pantera Finally Played a Show and It Sounds Pretty Good

Bad Omens Rip Venues for Taking Merch Cuts: “We Just Don’t Want to Give You 20% of the Merchandise We Design, Pay for, Manage, Set Up, Carry, and Sell Ourselves”

Charlie Benante Responds to Pantera Haters: “It’s So Disrespectful to Both Darrell and Vinnie”

MetalSucks’ Top Albums of 2022

Lars Ulrich Doesn’t Think He’s Qualified to Play Rush Songs Live

Willow Smith on Playing Rock and Heavy Metal: “You Don’t Have to Be Radio Friendly to Be Cool”

Municipal Waste Drummer Dave Witte’s Stage Diving Mom is Cooler Than Your Mom

John 5 Posts a Video of Himself Playing Mötley Crüe’s “Primal Scream”

Metal noir Quebecois: 10 Black Metal Bands from Quebec

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