Empire State Bastard – ‘Rivers Of Heresy’ review: wonderfully weird ultraviolence from Biffy spin-off

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and Oceansize's Mike Vennart – with help from Slayer's Dave Lombardo and Bitch Falcon's Naomi Macleod – take us on a wild grindcore ride

Slayer’s Dave Lombardo defends Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: “I admonish the people who talk shit about him”

“Lars is an essential part of that band – anybody else and it just won’t sound the same”

Empire State Bastard on snaring Dave Lombardo – and taking him to Greggs and Lidl

The Biffy Clyro side-project also features the “marvellous” Naomi Macleod from Bitch Falcon

Empire State Bastard share brutal new single ‘Stutter’

Get another taster of their debut album 'Rivers Of Heresy' with some "unabridged hatred in musical form"

Empire State Bastard: “We’re going for extremity at all costs”

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and former Oceansize man Mike Vennart tell NME how they formed their new metal outfit, what it’s like to take Dave Lombardo to Gregg’s, and how the horror of the world can only be reflected in the most extreme terms

Watch Biffy side-project Empire State Bastard play first live show with Slayer’s Dave Lombardo

Check out the full setlist and fan-captured footage from the show

Biffy Clyro side-project Empire State Bastard share blistering debut single ‘Harvest’

The duo will hit the road for a trio of UK gigs this weekend

Anthrax’s Scott Ian on when metal fans might see another ‘Big 4’ tour

Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth last played together in 2011