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Death Angel release live version of “Fallen”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM (PST)

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San Fran thrash veterans Death Angel have released a live rendition of their song “Fallen”.

“Fallen” comes from the bands upcoming album The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco.

The album will be included with the release of the band’s upcoming DVD.

The DVD will be a thrashumentary, which was shot by Tommy Jones.

Check out band’s comments on a thrashumentaryThe Bay Calls for Blood and check out the “Fallen” video here.

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Nile release “What Should Not Be Unearthed” Track Listing

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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South Carolina death metal band Nile have released the track listing for their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed.

The album will come out on August 28 via Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Karl Sanders had this to say:

“The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality. The focus this time around is on brutal heavy metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an ‘Annihilation Of The Wicked’ approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although ‘Unearthed’ is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Check out the track-list here.

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Soulfly win big with “We Sold Our Souls To Metal”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM (PST)

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Nu-thrashers Soulfly have a new lyric video for one of their most ever anthemic songs, the rallying cry “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” from upcoming banger Archangel. Like the recent Cavalera Conspiracy clip for “Babylonian Pandemonium”, this clip features Max Cavalera leading a live assault to crazed metal fans flipping out and keeping the metal faith. Blinding thrash meets a Dead Kennedys-esque bass break to die for and a dizzying bridge, with to the point lyrics and imagery heralding metal’s importance.

Check it out BELOW.

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Band Spotlight: Diablo Blvd.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:28 AM (PST)

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Listening to Diablo Boulevard‘s recent Follow The Deadlights, you will notice the Antwerp band’s penchant for channeling the dark forces of early Danzig but that’s too simple a comparison. This band own the stage with unbridled belief in hard rock and metal’s power to inspire. Their confidence and command has found them opening for Life Of Agony, Ace Frehley and Coal Chamber where they were welcomed as peers rather than some lucky band getting a break. Turn them up and let the shadows pour out. There comes a time when silence is no longer golden.

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Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman the White, Francisco Scaramanga, Lord Summerisle. That’s a lot of evil for one cool dude in a lifetime. Yes, Christopher Lee, he who sang heavy metal even in his old age proudly, has passed away.  The iconic actor was 93 and we salute him today with a whole bunch of video posts on our Facebook wall.

 

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CATHEDRAL “In Memoriam” commemoration from Rise Above

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PST)
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As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to ReverendBizarre.Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, In Memoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has asombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but ‘In Memoriam’ has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

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Here for more. (if ye dare)

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Slayer release announcement video for “Repentless”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM (PST)

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Slayer have released a teaser video revealing their next record is called Repentless . You can watch the clip BELOW.

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I wrote Autumn instead of Fall because it just sounds so damn provincial. It makes me laugh, ok?

The esteemed gentleman of thrashing heavy metal war demi-gods Holy Grail will issue a follow up to sophomore triumph Ride The Void. This band live are a sight to behold with dizzying leads and soaring vocals.  The group spent much of 2014 writing their as-yet-untitled new release. Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl also kept busy by touring extensively with Huntress, whose lead guitarist Blake Meahl is Tyler’s brother.

Last month, Holy Grail triumphantly returned to the stage with a live performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. during the home opener of the L.A. Kiss arena football team. A photo gallery (courtesy of Voorhees Photo) can be seen at this location. The band expects to announce summer tour dates in the coming weeks.

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Tribal nu and thrash metal titans Soulfly will bring da shit live in support of pending 2015 album Archangel. The “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” Tour is full of bands with a never say die work ethic that should shoot down critics and get fans into a frenzy.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 8th at 10:00 am local time. Meet and greet packages will be made available as well. For more info and tickets visitwww.soulfly.com.

Dates BELOW.

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New Sepultura song “DarkSide” is upon you

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM (PST)

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From the legendary band:

Everyone has a DarkSide!

A song Sepultura made for DarkSide Books. Enjoy!

Check it out HERE and pay respects to the band on their 30 Year Anniversary! I love the post-Max line ups as much as the early days of the band and the fact it is still an issue at all shows how ridiculous metal fans can be sometimes.

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On The American Dream Died, Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret -even so many years into the classic NYHC band’s tenure- has delivered maybe his most vocally succinct set of lyrics on an album ever. The focus of the energized social blast’s recalls the band’s early lightning rod heyday as well as more recent forays into melodic, working class punk. And fret not…crossover fans need only listen to the rampage of “Test Of Time” to hear the metal influence that landed the band props from Kirk Hammett of Metallica on his Fear Festival this year.

It was great to talk to Miret about the record, on current events like “Police Violence”, real patriotism, welfare, Edward Snowden and how NY is the “Greatest city in the world, but it just don’t feel the same”. Plus MUCH more. “There’s no justice/it’s just us”!

Read it BELOW.

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NYC’s celebrated Gramercy Theatre was host to a plethora of true metal fans of various stripes, from denim jackets to hipsters to black t shirts to hairbags. The occasion was the inredible package tour of Witch Mountain, Ecstatic Vision plus headliners Yob and mighty black metal/prog legends from Norway, Enslaved. The tour is a celebration of much of what is good about metal right now, deep roots of Yggdrassil extending into the past, present and future.

I was really excited as I’d yet to see any of these great bands live. I’ve been an Enslaved fan since my artist pal Simon Ampel gave me a mix cd years ago with “Entrance Escape” on it along with Malevolent Creation (who turned out to be racists, unbeknownst to me and Jewish Simon at the time, so I never listen to them anymore).Enslaved, however, have left a long lasting impression on me and were pretty much my introduction to black metal. Their viking/Bathory influence interested me a lot more than groveling in the dark for Satan bands and since they have remained a tour de force for pushing metal into new territory. I love their new stuff as much as the old and it was so fucking cool to finally bask in their onslaught.

It was awesome to see the marquis saying “Enslaved Tonight”, like some crazy bondage party was about to go down. It was also cool to catch up with metal scribe Kim Kelly who was holding down the merch table for Yob.

Witch Mountain were up first and Kayla Dixon, the new vocalist, had the job of winning over the toughest crowd of snobs in the world (NYC music fans). Uta Plotkin was a tremendous talent but Kayla amply filled her shoes and people were talking about her all night! At first she seemed a touch nervous and admitted as much at the merch table later but she ended up killing it! I’d say Dixon has a more soulful voice than Plotkin, who is a bit eerier. Kayla kind of stalked the stage like Angela Bassett making grim, contorted faces in American Horror Story one minute and suddenly her face looking like a quite sweet and comely model the next. It was very theatrical. It will be awesome to hear what she brings to the next Witch Mountain record. Kayla really brought the massive sound the band was putting out down from the rafters and into her body, channeling it out in stark wails.

Click HERE for the full review.

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Album Review: Enforcer – “From Beyond”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM (PST)

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Enforcer are back with a sturdy classic heavy metal by the books record. The debate is always raging if this style is mroe pure or if people are just retreading the past. Whatever you think, Enforcer have written a great metal record that could have come out in 1986. The band claim they don’t limit the type of music they write but this album is all clearly under the classic heavy metal sound genre. Ripping solos, soaring/shriekd vocals and mostly breakneck tempos to start up a thrashing intense time. “One With Fire” or any of the tracks really all have something to offer and could each be singles in their own right, though again this is for a certain type of fan with a retro bent. Hints of early Metallica and also nspired by eastern European metal bands from the late 80s and early 90s, such as CREDO, MAGNIT, POKOLGEP and KAT, this record is unabashed heavy metal pride. Proto-ballad “Below The Slumber” features a sick melodic, piercing vocal from very talented singer Olof Wikstrand. If it was the 80’s this dude would be a metal god, for sure. The arrangements are rewarding if traditional and you’ll be undeoubtedly banging your head or making a “this is cool” face, furrowing your brow and nodding along, tapping your foot to these “anti-existential” leaning songs as the dual guitars carry you along/aloft.

The recording is the perfect blend of old and new production for the Enforcer sound and, like Amulet’s recent record, is one of my favorite things about the release. The band seem to have known exactly what sound would suit their charging compositions best. “From Beyond”, the title track, has a very Maiden-esque or kind of old Horror movie soundtrack vibe, a wise choice for the “focus” track. The chorus/repeated phrase of the title and the guitars above the very Steve Harris bass attack of this number ensure it sticks in your head. Also a standout is the quite NWOBHM take no prisoners number “The Banshee” which just explodes out the gate with liquid fire leads and then kicks in with purpose to blow the doors off any venue. It’s got delicious high shrieks and fun lyrics, definitely my favorite track. While this album isn’t creating a new path for metal, it’s a great addition to any collection and sure to liven up any keg party. And if anything, the cover art just screams “cool back patch.” \m/

Huge Relapse Records bad ass 25 years Free sampler

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:41 PM (PST)

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A real boon for fans of Relapse Records is available now in the form of 180 songs FREE in an online sampler. Celebrating 25 years of contamination and with some of the best bands in the labels gory history featured from Mindrot to Alabama Thunderpussy (I just cranked some “Motor Ready”) to Exhumed to Voivod , Red Fang and Nasum… this is a great trip down memory lane for metal fans. The label is still going strong with new records in 2015 from Minsk, Torche, Royal Thunder and classic re-issues from Nile , Bongzilla, The Dillinger Escape Plan and more due this year as well.

Stream and download this most epic sampler now right HERE.

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HUGE news from camp Testament (my personal favorite thrash band) today. Not only are they touring with two other great bands in Exodus and new Victory Records up and comers Shattered Sun (what a fuckin’ lucky break to land this tour!), but they are …man, it’s so good. Just read the whole press release. I can’t deal.

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2015

American Metal Legends Testament Announce “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour, Coming April 2015

TESTAMENT to Perform an Exclusive New Set List, Including The Legacy and The New Order in Their Entirety + Select Practice What You Preach Album Cuts

Re-Introducing Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO

Support from Thrash Leaders Exodus + Texas Metal Assailants Shattered Sun

TESTAMENT and EXODUS Combined VIP Meet & Greet Experience Available via www.SLOTIX.com

Pioneers of the classic American metal scene, TESTAMENT, are announcing what will undoubtedly be the most crushing heavy metal tour to hit North America this spring – the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour! The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour will conquer North America for five weeks, beginning April 1st in San Francisco, and will include select TESTAMENT and EXODUS festival performances. Select cities are on sale now, and more dates will be announced soon.

Adding to TESTAMENT’s live onslaught, fans will receive a guaranteed pummeling from the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour’s revered support: fellow Bay Area-thrashers EXODUS and Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN.

Dates and more info BELOW.

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