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Phil_Anselmo-467x351 Metal maniac front man Phil Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, etc.) has teamed up with author Corey Mitchell for the first ever Housecore Horror Film Festival. The Housecore Horror Film Festival, which will include live music and movie screenings, will take place in Austin, Texas and will take place from October 25-27th, 2013.

Tickets will cost $149 for three day passes.

So far Down, Crowbar and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals have all been announced to perform at the three day event.

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Painmask announce 15 year celebration show (1/5/13).

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM (PST)

If it’s in your blood you don’t stop!

Upstate, NY metalcore mainstays Painmask have announced a 15 year anniversary show on their Facebook. This band have been true believers in the DIY hardcore and metal scene since the 90’s and continue to keep practicing what they preach no matter what the trends show. Though the group took a hiatus in the 00’s, the members have always lived up to the hardcore lifestyle and kept representing strong on the street or in da clubs. They came back strong the last few years with an EP and opened for Soulfly and Fear Factory recently.

I friggin’ love these guys. You should too. Every region worth their salt has a Painmask…that kick ass influential regional band that have opened for or collaborated with many nationals, that band everyone knows who never broke huge but never gave up caring because they STILL know every show is a chance to make your mark or connect with other human beings.

Sleep when you’re dead.

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Review: California Metal Fest, November 24th

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM (PST)

Hot, sticky, and sweaty. That is a quick overview of what the California Metal Fest experience was like. For being so late in November—it felt like a hot summer day in July.

Once I got to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California the line was already wrapped around the building of people dying to get in. It was only ten in the morning.

Click here to read more.

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Led Zeppelin to reunite on the “Late Show With David Letterman”

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM (PST)

Led Zeppelin are apparently up to something. This coming Monday (December 3rd), its surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will reunite as guests on the “Late Show With David Letterman” when the program broadcasts from Washington D.C.

Led Zeppelin broke up back in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, and have reunited occasionally since then, with his son Jason filling in for him.

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Decibel’s 100th issue event is amazing! Converge to headline.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:18 AM (PST)

Decibel magazine’s upcoming 100th Issue Celebration Show! is going to be awesome. The show is taking place in Philadelphia at the Union Transfer on Saturday, January 19, 2013 and you can get tickets here.  Read the official press release here.

“After much fevered online speculation, we’re finally ready to announce the headliner of Decibel’s highly-anticipated 100th Issue Celebration Show! Four-time cover stars, Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 classic Jane Doe and constant presence in our Top 40 Albums of the Year feature any time they release an album, the mighty Converge will join Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs and Evoken at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer for this incredible one-off show on January 19.

Tickets for the 100th Issue Celebration Show are going fast, but for now are still available here, cheap, fast and easy. Remember that every attendee will receive a free, exclusive Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not appear in the magazine.”

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Brutal California thrashers, Bonded by Blood, have had one hell of a year. They recently released their new album, The Aftermath, and now have been confirmed for this year’s Barge to Hell cruise, setting sail from Miami to the Bahamas this December 3rd and supposedly to return on December 7th.

The band will be joining the likes of At The Gates, Behemoth, Sodom, Sepultura, Municipal Waste, Napalm Death… the list goes on and on for one of the most extreme cruises in the world.

To top it off, Bonded By Blood have also confirmed a European tour with Vader and Aborted, which is set to take place through January and February, 2013.  Dates are due to be announced soon.

Get more details and comments here.

Psst… Don’t forget about the Bonded By Blood cameo appearance when we sat down to talk with Blackguard this past spring (and pics).

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Metal Church to reunite for 70,000 Tons of Metal

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM (PST)

After their second breakup in 2009, Metal Church will reunite once again in January for 70,000 Tons of Metal, which many call “the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise”. The reunion lineup consists of Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums.

Metal Church will do at least two performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal. There, they will perform their 1984 classic self-titled debut album in its entirety. On the other show, there will be a “greatest-hits” set and you can vote for what songs you want the band to play. More details on how to vote will be announced soon.

For the rest of the lineup of next year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal, see here.

There is currently no indication whether the reunion will result in recording a new album or touring extensively. Their last studio album, This Present Wasteland, came out in 2008 on SPV/Steamhammer.

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Morbid Angel denied entry to Canada, cancel shows there

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have been denied entry to Canada and will have to cancel two scheduled shows there tonight (in Montreal) and tomorrow (in Toronto), which are part of their ongoing tour with Dark Funeral, Grave, and Vadim Von. Here’s what the band had to say:

“Regretfully, as much as we wanted to continue the musical onslaught, the Canadian immigration officers at the border had other intentions. Canada is NOT HAPPENING.”

The band’s latest album Illud Divinum Insanus was released in June 2011 through Season of Mist.

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Led Zeppelin reunion show to be released on DVD and CD?

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM (PST)

According to a report on Blabbermouth, Led Zeppelin‘s legendary reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007 will finally be released on DVD and CD in November. The source is also reporting that the set will consist of a double DVD accompanied by two CDs.

The reunion show was notable for being one of Led Zeppelin’s shows with Jason Bonham filling in for his late father John on drums.

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The record label that has brought you such awesomeness as Gwar, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, and of course the Goo-Goo Dolls, is hosting a free show to celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary.  The event is being held Saturday September 15, 2012 at The Glass House in Pomona, CA and basically you need to RSVP for the event by clicking here, and then you need to make sure to get there super early since admission is limited to capacity.  If you make it in you’ll get to see Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim for the awesome price of free.

It’s been a long road for Metal Blade and a lot of their sucess has been attributed to working with just about any band that they like, no matter what they sound like.  Founder Brian Slagel has been quoted as saying:

“To this day if I really like a band and if the staff really like it then no matter what they sound like we want to work with them, I’ve always liked a wide variety of sounds in metal, which I think is reflected in our roster, and I’ve never gotten into trying to sign a lot of bands that sound the same. I would personally rather find something that nobody else has heard of before, something that’s really different from what’s going on, and put that out.”

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Hour of 13 confirms Roadburn Festival 2013

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM (PST)

Ready to start planning your trip to the Netherlands for 2013 yet? Hour of 13 has confirmed that they will be playing the Roadburn Festival in 2013. The festival will be held at the  Het Patronaat in Tilburg from April 18th to April 21st, 2013. The band will be playing day one of the festival.

To see comments guitarist Chad Davis had to make click here.

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Live HD Video: Suicidal Tendencies in Slovenia (July 12, 2012)

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM (PST)

Last Thursday (July 12.2012) punk/metal crossover legends Suicidal Tendencies played a show at KC Mostovna, Nova Gorica in Slovenia. You can check out a 20min HD video of the show here.

Suicidal Tendencies’ last studio album was released back in 2000, though they reportedly have three albums in the can and ready for release.

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Wacken Open Air organizers announce first ever European heavy metal cruise

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:15 AM (PST)

First things first, this sounds amazing and even though I’m going to Wacken again this year, I’m already jealous of anyone that gets to go on this.  Not many details have been released, but wow is this going to be cool.  It’s going to be a 7 day affair with more than 20 bands and all sorts of other perks.  The ship will be stopping in a few different ports and you’ll be able to book all sorts of extra activities for when it does.  PLUS, food and drinks will be included in the ticket price!  There will also be things like meet-and-greets, metal karaoke, movie nights, metal comedy, workshops for musicians and much more.

No bands have been announced as of yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as any info becomes available.  Also, if anyone wants to buy me a ticket or give me money for one I’ll be accepting donations starting now.

Exumer to play Rock Hard Festival in Europe this September

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM (PST)

German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Rock Hard Festival in Milan, Italy, on September 15, 2012. Alongside them will be Danish thrashers Artillery, who have just come off the co-headlining “South American Damnation” tour with Exumer through Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein commented:

“Our ‘South American Damnation’ tour was such a success for both bands, us and Artillery, that we did not hesitate to ask our management to replicate the package for Europe. This means that we have to put our North American dates, which were planned for the fall, on hold until spring 2013. There were no alternate time frames to bring both bands back out on the road and we didn’t want to risk losing the opportunity altogether to bring the package to Europe.”

Exumer’s latest album Fire & Damnation was released April 6th in Europe and April 10th in North America through Metal Blade Records.

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Rockstar Uproar Festival details released

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM (PST)

The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival has announced details including, a confirmed list of dates, venues, cities, and bands playing. The tour will run from August 26th through October 15th.

The bands playing the main stage are as follows:




Papa Roach

Adelitas Way

To see the rest of the bands playing Uproar 2012 and a full list of venues, cities, and dates click here.

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