Meshuggah’s Alive (DVD+CD), out on February 5, 2010 (Europe) and February 9, 2010 (America)
About.com Heavy Metal has published our list of the best heavy metal CDs of 2009. That list was compiled with input from all our writers. We also came up with some other “best of” awards for 2009, some serious, some a little more lighthearted. The categories include best metal dvd, best metal book, newcomer of the year, record label of the year, most overrated CD, most underrated CD, metal artist of the year and a few others.
Epica’s Mark Jansen is not your typical metal musician. Instead of writing lyrics about the usual metal topics, he takes a lot of inspiration from subjects like quantum physics, which is where the title for the band’s latest CD Design Your Universe came from. Jansen, who is Epica’s guitarist and main songwriter, also contributes harsh vocals. He fills us in on the new album, the guest appearance from Sonata Arctica’s Tony Kakko, the band’s upcoming U.S. tour, his beginnings in music and much more.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The drummer of metal core rock band Avenged Sevenfold, James Owen Sullivan, has been found dead at his California home located in the United States. Sullivan, better known as “The Rev,” was found dead on Monday at his home in Huntington Beach at around 1:00 p.m. (PST). It is believed that the 28-year-old died of natural causes.