With the recent release of Nola sludge legends Crowbar’s much anticipated new album, Sever The Wicked Hand, I started to think about what other huge albums 2011 has to offer the metalheads among us. With new albums from genre heavyweights like Atheist, Fear Factory, and Agalloch turning last year into a seriously stellar year for metal, 2010 is going to be hard to top, but here are 10 (+2) albums that I think will give 2011 more than just a fighting chance. READ MORE
Never Got Caught has announced a two week trek with Clutch this June through the Midwest and the south. This is a continuation of a long standing relationship with Clutch as Never Got Caught’s Bryan Hinkley (vocals, guitar) spent years working with the band including helping to write two songs for the band in the studio and playing on 2007’s full-length From Beale Street To Oblivion. Neil Fallon of Clutch returns the favor by contributing vocals to the song “Slipping Out” on Never Got Caught’s recently released full-length Creepshow (They Want More Records).
New England kings, Never Got Caught is comprised of Hinkley, his brother Bill (drums), Paul Dallaire (bass) and Dave Ward (guitar, vocals). The band play rock influenced by kick out the jams 60’s and 70’s fuzz-tone heroes in addition to some lyrically dark 90′s bands such as Morphine or The Afghan Whigs. Working with vintage gear, Hinkley himself uses a 59 Les Paul Jr, a 72 Les Paul Deluxe and his guitar head is a 69 JTM 45. Sonically of a vintage tone, their songs are melodic and hook-laden but there is a powerful underlying current of heaviness gleaned from past metal cred.