Ryan Kreutzer

I love heavy metal. Heavy metal good.

avonewsonline | Avenged Sevenfold’s New Single to Give a Little Taste of Upcoming Album

Avenged Sevenfold returns!! Starting with advertising their upcoming 2016 album, rumored to be called Voltaic Oceans to be released as of right now on December 9th, by showing off their signature logo, the Death Bat, in many popular cities around the world. This new album is gonna bring Avenged Sevenfold back to some of the more heavy music content that they have done when they first went to Warner Bros. with their 3rd album, City of Evil. They are definitely gonna take more risks in their bran

avonewsonline | Megadeth to Perform Live at Stage AE This Upcoming July

Guess who’s coming to Stage AE in Pittsburgh this summer? The band that was formed to play harder, faster, and louder than anyone else. Yes, I’m referring to Megadeth, one of the Big Four thrash metal bands of the 80’s. Megadeth was formed by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine with first bandmate and bassist, David Ellefson. Despite a long time of rivaling Metallica, almost being forced to end his career after a major arm injury in 2002, several lineup changes, and 15 trips to rehab, Dave Mustaine

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Beat #5: Avenged Sevenfold Goes Even More Progressive

Avenged Sevenfold goes an extra step towards progressive metal. This song is the 8th track off of their 7th studio album The Stage. It’s entitled “Higher” and it’s related to a fail NASA launch test. It’s mainly sung, however, about the aftermath. The first verse, to me, best explains the lyrical topic in specifics. All the memories of that day Now I’m out here waiting And the earth grows small as I lovingly leave it behind” With the songwriting credits given equally to all of the current ba

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Beat #4: Are We Living in a Simulation?

Are we living in a simulation? No one knows for sure. However, Avenged Sevenfold’s seventh track of their most recent album takes on the subject of the simulation hypothesis, which is a theory that explains that our human lives that we live in is only a computed simulation. This song is apply named “Simulation”, and most of the songwriting came from vocalist M. Shadows. This track takes on Drop D tuning, and the song’s two verses take on clean melodic guitar work that utilizes finger note plucki

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Beat #3: M. Shadows Wants to Know Where the Angels Die

It seems like M. Shadows wants to know where the angels die. Welcome to Ryan’s Metal Reviews, and today’s review is another song from Avenged Sevenfold’s seventh album The Stage. This particular song takes on a different subject matter. Written in Drop D Tuning and mostly credited by vocalist M. Shadows and lead guitarist Synyster Gates, this track seems to take on a conflict of whether or not the narrator, not necessarily M. Shadows literally, believes in anything involving religion anymore, an

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Beat #2: Avenged Sevenfold’s “We’re Creating God”

According to lead singer M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold’s track “Creating God” addresses the fact that “computers are getting smarter and smarter, and all of a sudden they’re becoming your god; they’re so much more intelligent than you, you seem like apes to them, or ants.” The fifth track of their seventh studio album The Stage,  “Creating God” belongs mostly to the songwriting from bassist Johnny Christ and lead guitarist Synyster Gates. The chorus pretty much says it all with these lines: Th

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Beat #1: Metal @ Millvale Music Festival

There’s gonna be heavy metal at the Millvale Music Festival this Saturday with free admission. Many local metal bands will be playing live at Grist House Metal Stage at Millvale Studios located on the address of 220 North Ave. The whole event, the heavy metal festival in particular, will start at around 2 PM and keeps thrashin’ and moshin’ up until 11:40 PM. If you appreciate metal music in general, regardless of who’s performing, and if you wanna just mosh away, then this is the concert venue f

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage” Part II

Well, Avenged Sevenfold’s album released earlier this fall, and there was misleading info about this album prior to its release. I want to set the record straight before I talk about more released music by these guys. First of all, it has a surprise release on October 28, 2016. Not on December 9, 2016 as originally anticipated. Also, it’s not entitled Voltaic Oceans. It’s actually entitled The Stage, which is also the name if its lead single. Now without further ado, let’s get to another song.

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Third Progressive Masterpiece of “The Stage”

“Sunny Disposition” is the third track of Avenged Sevenfold’s recent album, The Stage. Or no wait… I should say that “Sunny Disposition” is the third masterpiece of Avenged Sevenfold’s collage of progressive thrash metal epicness, The Stage. This song takes on a lyrical concept of nuclear warfare. It’s especially found as evident in chorus 1, “When the clouds kiss your eye,  Shadows stain on the high-rise, Raise your thumb to the sky, Fossilize.” This song is particularly written by M. Shadows (

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Avenged Sevenfold Starts Thrashin’ Against Politics

Avenged Sevenfold is releasing their fourth song off of their seventh studio album, The Stage, as their second promotional single for that said album. Primarily written by guitarist Zacky Vengeance, this upcoming single is one of their most thrash metal influenced songs of this record and it is entitled “God Damn”. It is set to release with a music video on March 21. Judging by the lyrics, I would say that this song is built around the concept of the people of America blindly voting for a presi

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Slipknot’s Debut Album Still #1

Here’s a question for all the maggots (aka. Slipknot fans). What’s your favorite Slipknot album? Corey Taylor, the lead singer of the heavy metal band, Slipknot, still describes the eponymous debut album as his favorite Slipknot record. He describes the whole experience from 1999-2001 as “so crazy!” They went through many insane experiences, from performing at Ozzfest in 1999 to a Coal Chamber tour where about half of the audience would leave. Eventually, no other band wanted to go out on the ro

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Marilyn Manson: The leader of the beautiful people!!

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people!? It should feel great, because “The Beautiful People” is still considered one of the best songs by Marilyn Manson. Off of one of his albums, Antichrist Superstar, this song focuses on the concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, poet, and cultural critic. This song’s guitar work was written in Drop D tuning, one of the typical tunings of the electric guitar in modern American heavy metal, and this song utilizes he

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Metallica is back to kill ’em all!!

Obey your master, because Metallica is back in the game. They just released their tenth album a few days ago, and it is once again in a heavy metal style that is reminiscent of the classic albums. The album is just a pure thrasher. This record, is another holy gift for all of the true metalheads around the world. The album titled, Hardwired…To Self Destruct contains 12 songs that collectively last over 70 minutes, not even including songs on the deluxe album’s second disc. The deluxe album inclu

avonewsonline | Ryan’s Metal Reviews: Children of the Korn: The Serenity of Suffering

The alternative metal band, Children of the Korn is back in the music game as they released their 12th album, The Serenity of Suffering on October 21, 2016. The album, according to guitarist Brian Welch, “is heavier than anyone’s heard in a long time” and it contains their most intense music vocally they have been in a long time as well. It returns Korn to the heavily distorted nu metal/alternative metal that they have demonstrated in their eponymous debut album back in 1994. Vocally, lead sing