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Phasers Engage-Departure Initiated" Album Review

Phasers Engage-Departure Initiated” Album Review

Apr 13, 20242 min read

If you’re a fan of electronic music, like me, and you’re tired of hearing what sounds like the same album being released over and over again by different bands, have I got an album for you to listen to! Phasers…

Keith LeBlanc, Former Drummer For Ministry, Nine Inch Nails And TackHead Dies

Keith LeBlanc, Former Drummer For Ministry, Nine Inch Nails And TackHead Dies

Apr 10, 20243 min read

Keith’s record label On-U Sound has posted the following regarding his death: All of us at On-U Sound are heartbroken to share the news that the great Keith LeBlanc has passed away. Keith LeBlanc started out as a session drummer…

Watch New Ministry Video For “New Religion”

Watch New Ministry Video For “New Religion”

Apr 2, 20241 min read

Check out the new video by Ministry for the song “New Religion”: https://youtu.be/KfRDCnZ0oJk Hopiumforthemasses tracklisting: B.D.E. Goddamn White Trash Just Stop Oil Aryan Embarrassment TV Song 1/6 Edition New Religion It’s Not Pretty Cult of Suffering Ricky’s Hand

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy On Hiatus From Band With Cirrhosis Of The Liver…Lists Alcohol Abuse As Cause

Mar 20, 20241 min read

Electro-industrial legends Nitzer Ebb have released the following message regarding Douglas McCarthy’s health issues and the band’s future:

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

FRONT 242 TO END PERFORMING LIVE WITH FINAL TOUR, U.S DATES ANNOUNCED

Feb 25, 20246 min read

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their final performances to take place in the fall and winter of 2024-2025. The band makes the…

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Watch New Ministry Video For “B.D.E.”

Jan 24, 20242 min read

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”) out today, including a spellbinding music video that draws the line on the poisonous behavior seen…

Cyberaktif Featuring Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) And Bill Leeb And Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly) Announce New Album

Cyberaktif Featuring Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) And Bill Leeb And Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly) Announce New Album

Dec 8, 20231 min read

Listen to the first single “A Single Trace” below: https://youtu.be/epbsnLxyQ8I The new album eNdgame will be released on February 2, 2024. Album Tracklisting: 1. A Single Trace2. Locked Away3. Bitter End4. New World Awaits5. You Don’t Need To See6. In…

Controlled Bleeding's Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Controlled Bleeding’s Entire Discography On Bandcamp Free This Week!

Nov 27, 20231 min read

Controlled Bleeding has announced the following: The entire Controlled Bleeding digital discography is FREE on Bandcamp for Cyber week starting today!!controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com To claim your downloads visit the link above and choose $0 for the name your price (if you want…

PIG Vs KMFDM 'Sin, Sex & Salvation' Gets Deluxe Release With Bonus Tracks

PIG vs KMFDM ‘Sin, Sex & Salvation’ Gets Deluxe Release With Bonus Tracks

Nov 5, 20232 min read

This classic clash between Industrial Titans PIG and KMFDM finally gets the deluxe re-release upgrade that it deserves. Not only have the original tracks been restored from the original DATs but PIG has also re-recorded the title track featuring appearances…

Listen To New Song “Just Stop Oil” By Ministry From Upcoming New Album

Listen To New Song “Just Stop Oil” By Ministry From Upcoming New Album

Nov 3, 20234 min read

Corporate greed. Sharky politicians. Climate out-of-control. Questionable government interests. All of it comes to a head in Al Jourgensen’s latest diatribe against the system, “Just Stop Oil.” The brand-new track – from Ministry’s upcoming 16th studio album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES – is…

LITTLE MISS NASTY, UNVEILS THE VIDEO FOR“BAD GIRLS ROMANCE”

LITTLE MISS NASTY, UNVEILS THE VIDEO FOR“BAD GIRLS ROMANCE”

Oct 22, 20232 min read

LITTLE MISS NASTY—purveyors of sex, art, and rebellion—have unveiled the video for “Bad Girls Romance” from their upcoming debut album WEAPON OF CHOICE out in January 2024. https://youtu.be/Ve90W0TAXp0 Look for LITTLE MISS NASTY on the road this fall starting October…

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Ministry “Freaks On Parade” Live Concert Review

Sep 3, 20232 min read

Date: August 26th, 2023 Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater The Freaks On Parade Tour hit Tampa Florida like a hurricane. The concert featured Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Filter, and most importantly, to me, Ministry. I’ve never shied away from the…

Filter Live Concert Review

Filter Live Concert Review

Aug 31, 20232 min read

Date: August 26th Venue: Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL Filter got the opening spot on the Freaks On Parade tour which also included Ministry, Alice Cooper, and Rob Zombie. Taking the stage around 6:15 pm, just as the sun…

Ministry Live In Tampa 2023

Ministry Live In Tampa 2023

Aug 29, 20231 min read

Live shots of Ministry on The Freaks On Parade Tour in Tampa Florida on August 26th, 2023. All photos by Bobby Caughron (XSROCK)

Listen To Laibach’s Version Of Rammstein’s “Amerika”

Listen To Laibach’s Version Of Rammstein’s “Amerika”

Aug 22, 20233 min read

Iconic avant-garde Slovenian band Laibach are hitting fans with a one-two punch this summer as they unveil their riveting rendition of Rammstein’s international, chart-topping, satirical song “Amerika” for the much-anticipated A Tribute To Rammstein album (Cleopatra Records August 25). This…

Watch New Ministry Video For "Goddamn White Trash" From Upcoming New Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES

Watch New Ministry Video For “Goddamn White Trash” From Upcoming New Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES

Aug 17, 20234 min read

As the world continues hanging on by a thread through pandemics, wildfires, climate change, social-political chaos and social media-fueled conspiracy theories, at least there’s Ministry to get us through. Industrial provocateur Al Jourgensen is ready to unleash his latest missives…

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult To Release New Album “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult To Release New Album “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”

Apr 22, 20237 min read

On May 9, 2023, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will release “Sinister Whisperz IV: The Bedroom Tapes (1987-1988)”. This fourth release in the artist’s retrospective series focuses on the pre-band days, when the duo were just beginning to…

Nitzer Ebb Fans Can Discover More Great Music By Exploring The Band Member's Side Projects

Nitzer Ebb Fans Can Discover More Great Music By Exploring The Band Member’s Side Projects

Mar 5, 20233 min read

Electronic Industrial artists Nitzer Ebb have actually only released 8 full albums since their inception in 1983. While they have been generous with a few extra EPs and Remix Albums, 8 albums in 40 years is not much for the…

EBM Fans Should Explore Front 242's Many Side Projects For More Great Music

EBM Fans Should Explore Front 242’s Many Side Projects For More Great Music

Feb 25, 20233 min read

As one of the most respected bands of the EBM movement, it’s almost hard to fathom that Front 242 has only released a total of 8 studio albums throughout their long career. Since the beginning, Front 242 has released Geography…

Interview With Groovie Mann From My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Interview With Groovie Mann From My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Dec 20, 20194 min read

Just a few hours before their show, I sat down with Frankie Nardiello, A.K.A. Groovie Mann, vocalist for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. It was almost 30 years since I had last seen the band perform. I caught…

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

May 28, 201911 min read

As one of the founding members of the iconic EBM band Nitzer Ebb, Bon Harris is practically a legend to fans of the genre.  Nitzer Ebb has a combined output of fourteen albums and EP’s since 1983.  If you ask…

80s Heavy Metal News

Watch Lzzy Hale Perform With Skid Row For The First Time

80s Heavy Metal

Lzzy Hale, vocalist for Halestorm performed with Skid Row for the first time as their fill-in singer in Carterville Illinois on Friday, May 17th....

80s Heavy Metal

Apocalyptica are thrilled to announce the third single from Apocalyptica Plays Metallica, Vol. 2 – the hotly-anticipated sequel to their legendary debut record. One falls hot on the...

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th

80s Heavy Metal

Stryper has announced the following: We want to share an important update regarding our guitarist, Oz Fox. Many of you might remember the challenges...

MIKE TRAMP Announces New Release 'Songs of White Lion' Out April 14 MIKE TRAMP Announces New Release 'Songs of White Lion' Out April 14

80s Heavy Metal

Mike Tramp has announced that his version of White Lion, Mike Tramp’s White Lion will be touring the U.S. starting in August with more...

Watch Brand New Sebastian Bach Video For "What Do I Got To Lose?" Watch Brand New Sebastian Bach Video For "What Do I Got To Lose?"

80s Heavy Metal

SEBASTIAN BACH has a lot to celebrate today. It’s the release day for his much-anticipated CHILD WITHIN tHE MAN (Reigning Phoenix Music) album—his first solo...

Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For "Light 'Em Up" Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For "Light 'Em Up"

80s Heavy Metal

All-Star Group The Dead Daisies featuring members of Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Whitesnake are gearing up for a truly ambitious...

Hard Rock & Metal News

Hard Rock & Metal

June 7, 2024Apocalyptica – Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 (Throwdown)Bon Jovi – Forever (Island)Candy – It’s Inside You (Relapse)Carnivore – Carnivore Re-Release (Dissonance)Dvrk –...

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news. Any new projects coming out, live shows, or announcements? Paul-Yes indeed. Today we release our...

Ashes to Omens - Feed Me More (Review) Ashes to Omens - Feed Me More (Review)

Hard Rock & Metal

Ashes To Omens comes on strong with their new single “Feed Me More”. This modern metal sex-fueled anthem has an instantly likable groove. Ashes...

Hard Rock & Metal

Canadian modern power metal icons UNLEASH THE ARCHERS recently announced the upcoming release of their massive sixth studio album, ‘Phantoma’, out this Friday, May...

Sam Ash Music Store Chain Closing All Stores Sam Ash Music Store Chain Closing All Stores

Hard Rock & Metal

Sam Ash, the music retailer that has been in business for 100 years has announced the following sad news: It is with a heavy heart...

Devilskin-Barracuda (Review) Devilskin-Barracuda (Review)

Hard Rock & Metal

Let me start by saying that it takes some serious balls to cover any song by Heart’s Ann Wilson. However, Devilskin vocalist Jennie Skulander...

XS ROCK Featured Articles

The Top 20 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2023

Featured Articles

2023 had some really good hard rock and metal albums released if you know where to look and listen. The hard rock and metal...

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear 45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

80s Heavy Metal

Angelica Attempting to hit on the sound of guitar slingers like Van Halen and George Lynch, Angelica went for a more glam-sounding singer, similar...

20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear 20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear

80s Heavy Metal

Each year, it seems that the remaining 80s hard rock and metal bands that are still putting out new music seem to get smaller...

Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names

80s Heavy Metal

Check out these 80’s Hard Rock And Metal Stars’ Real Names! Some of these names are well known to fans, while others might find...

Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s? Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s?

80s Heavy Metal

The 80s were the decade of excess and musically that was absolutely true as well. The hard rock and heavy metal musical landscape exploded...

Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s? Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s?

80s Heavy Metal

The 1980s hard rock and metal scene is widely known as a generation of excess and a lot of over-the-top imagery. In fact, most...

80s Rock & Pop

What's Happened To Jon Bon Jovi's Voice?

80s Rock & Pop

Bon Jovi has a brand new album coming out on June 7th and the band has just released their second single from the album...

Wang Chung's Jack Hues Discusses New All-Star "Abducted By The 80s Tour" Wang Chung's Jack Hues Discusses New All-Star "Abducted By The 80s Tour"

80s Rock & Pop

Wang Chung’s Jack Hues sat down for an interview to discuss the new All-Star tour for “Abducted By The 80s” which features Wang Chung,...

Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary" Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary"

80s Heavy Metal

BON JOVI, Grammy Award@-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, and oneof history’s most iconic acts, continue their 40th-anniversary celebration, withthe release of...

Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way" Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way"

80s Rock & Pop

In the great pantheon of musicians transcending above mere “celebrity” status, the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE towers over most. A consummate “rock star” if there...

'80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR '80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR

80s Rock & Pop

The 1980s were a unique, fun-filled era of music shaped in no small part by the emergence of MTV and the genre of New...

Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers

80s Rock & Pop

The Bacon Brothers, featuring Michael and Kevin Bacon, are excited to announce the release of their new video, “Losing The Night”, from their forthcoming...

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Alternative / Punk

Alexander Sink April 27, 2024 In a city that is known for it’s world-class entertainment, one would think that there is little room to...

Watch "Mercy" Video From Suicide Vocalist Alan Vega's Unreleased Album "Insurrection" Watch "Mercy" Video From Suicide Vocalist Alan Vega's Unreleased Album "Insurrection"

Alternative / Punk

Brooklyn-born master of minimalism Alan Vega is today announcing a previously unreleased new album, “Insurrection,“ and sharing the video for the lead single “Mercy.“ The video, directed by founding member of Jesus...

Alternative / Punk

Classic U.K. punk band Vice Squad has just released a newly remixed version of the song “Spitfire” along with a new video for the...

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Alternative / Punk

Electro-industrial legends Nitzer Ebb have released the following message regarding Douglas McCarthy’s health issues and the band’s future:

Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More

Alternative / Punk

Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR-FM, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.  Summer comes...

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

Alternative / Punk

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their...

Rock News

Hard Rock & Metal

The AC/DC comparison is relevant throughout the entire album, and it fits the raspy vocal style of Robert Zawisza to give it a real...

Watch Pink Floyd's David Gilmour's New Solo Music Video For "The Piper's Call" Watch Pink Floyd's David Gilmour's New Solo Music Video For "The Piper's Call"

Rock

David Gilmour announces his new album ‘Luck and Strange’, to be released September 6th. The album features eight new tracks along with a beautiful...

ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill

Music Reviews

Concert Review April 5, 2024 Tallahassee, FL Legendary Hall of Fame rockers ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd brought their Sharp Dressed / Simple Man...

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

Rock

Today, legendary rockers BLUE ÖYSTER CULT share a fresh single to celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Ghost Stories,’ out now on Frontiers...

Watch New Black Crowes Video For "Wanting And Waiting" Watch New Black Crowes Video For "Wanting And Waiting"

Hard Rock & Metal

The legendary Black Crowes have just released their latest single and music video for the song “Wanting And Waiting”. The song is from their...

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Hard Rock & Metal

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire...

Rock Stars…Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

W.A.S.P. was originally known for outrageous antics such as throwing raw meat into the audience and appearing to torture people on a horror-themed stage....

Winger...Where Are They Now? Winger...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Winger released their debut album “Winger in 1988 and it scored the band its first platinum-selling album. Winger released its second album In the...

Britny Fox...Where Are They Now? Britny Fox...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and...

badlands badlands

Hard Rock & Metal

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath...

Hurricane...Where Are They Now? Hurricane...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Hurricane started out in 1983-84 with the original lineup of lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay...

Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now? Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

  Black ‘N Blue was formed in 1981 and released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984),...