Relapse Records recently suffered a great loss as their Director Of Retail Sales Pat Egan passed away on Monday, Feb. 18th due to complications stemming from pneumonia. To honor his memory, Relapse has put together a 20-track tribute album that features a collection of his favorite artists and songs. All bands included have waived their royalty fees so that 100% of the proceeds can go towards a college fund for Egan’s daughter Katie. The compilation is $5 and available via Bandcamp here. Those who wish to donate via PayPal can do so at [email protected].
Our deepest condolences go out to Pat, his family and friends, and the entire Relapse Record crew. You are in our thoughts. READ MORE
For all you metalheads who have been desperately wanting some new reading material while you do your holy business on your porcelain throne, authors Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins may very well have provided you with your next big thing: The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists! This book is a compendium of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists that celebrate the best and the worst aspects of metal.
Contributions come from such authority figures as Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth), Katon W.DePena (Hirax), and many others. There will also be lists from Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, Eddie Trunk, Monte Conner, and many more.
Per the official press release: “You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band?”
The book can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Earache records have announced the release of ‘Extreme Stage Diving’, a FREE game for iPhone and iPod Touch that features ten full-length blistering metal tracks for you to beat the ever living crap out of those damn stage divers. The object is to throw the stage diver off the stage as far as you can while avoiding bottles, merch stands and portable toilets. Want your FREE copy? Just click HERE! Also, check after the jump for the full track listing of the game.