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HEALING MAGIC to kick off tour with CAVALERA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 4:38 AM (PST)

photo by Joey Nugent

HEALING MAGIC eschew pretension to deliver go for the jugular, meat and potatoes grooves and hammering rhythms informed by punk, desert vibes and thrash’s driven energy.

HEALING MAGIC will release their Volume I: Fire full-length via Blood Blast on May 27th.

Before that. the duo is kicking off tour dates with CAVALERA, Cephalic Carnage and Warbringer!

 

HEALING MAGIC w/ Cavalera:

5/22/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM * w/ Destruction

w/ Warbringer:

5/23/2022 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

5/24/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX

5/25/2022 The Hall – Little Rock, AR

5/26/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN

5/27/2022 The Loud – Huntington, WC

5/28/2022 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

5/31/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

6/01/2022 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

6/02/2022 XL Live – Harrisburg, PA

6/03/2022 King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH

6/04/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL

6/05/2022 Piere’s Event Center – Ft Wayne, IN

6/06/2022 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

6/07/2022 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO

6/08/2022 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE

w/ Cephalic Carnage:

6/10/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

6/11/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT

6/13/2022 Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA

6/14/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/16/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

6/17/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

6/18/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA

6/21/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

6/22/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

6/23/2022 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

6/24/2022 Rockhouse Outside – El Paso, TX

6/25/2022 The Marquee – Temple, AZ

 

HEALING MAGIC:

Igor Amadeus Cavalera – vocals, bass

Johnny Valles – drums

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Saw over on NEKROGOBLIKON‘s Insta page that there is a big, juicy tour announcement for you knuckleheads today. Girth, goblins, green grass and Gwahhh! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time. Killer package. Let’s goooo! Here’s a little tour video announcement from your lords and masters.

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TESTAMENT get DAVE LOMBARDO back!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:44 PM (PST)

Well, what can I say but I am a happy little pickle today because my probably favorite thrash band got Dave Lombardo back on drums for the first time in years! That’s right, Thrash gods TESTAMENT can continue most of The Gathering line up’s blazing chemistry AND it would also be killer to hear Dave play on newer classics like “Native Blood” and “Children of the Next Level”. And while we love James Murphy, you all know Skolnick and Dave is gonna be so sick. If only Dave McKean would come back and do some art, haha. I just hope they also take a crack at “True Believer” live, a personal fave.

Chuck Billy declares “I’ll state the obvious, We are more than overwhelmed to welcome back Dave Lombardo to play drums with Testament. We are so excited to share the stage again with Lombardo. Dave added immense power when he joined the band for The Gathering (release), and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to Testament.”

 

Dave Lombardo stated, “This is a long-awaited reunion that was bound to happen. Once upon a time, we created a thrash masterpiece. I have no doubt that our musical chemistry will pick up exactly where we left off. I love the Testament family and am very excited to be joining them once again. Pure brutality awaits.”

 

Eric Peterson expresses, “Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off. There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high expresses, “Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off. There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high!”
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RIP Jonny Z

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:33 PM (PST)

RIP Jonny Zazula, cofounder of mighty Megaforce Records (arguably the metal label which had the biggest impact in metal history). The news was confirmed in a Facebook post from Zazula’s daughter, Rikki. Our hearts go out to Rikki and the rest of Jonny Z’s loved ones. His dedication and love of the artform rippled outward and helped countless people, leaving behind a huge impact.

 

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Gene Hoglan and Testament part ways

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 5:47 AM (PST)

Gene Hoglan and Testament have parted ways amicably. Hoglan is always the type to sort of fly in for awhile and help a band make their best records in years (see Fear Factory’s Mechanize) and knocked it out of the park on all the recent Testament releases.

That said, I have been listening to The Gathering the most lately and would love to see them somehow get Dave back for another round behind the throne.

The band issued a statement:

To all our Testament fans around the world,

First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan ”Official Page” behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament’s rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways. We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene Hoglan will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward!

Also rest assured that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon! We will see you all on tour very soon!
Testament

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MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM, IN FLAMES Tour News

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 8:38 AM (PST)

 

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 – Following the enormous success of their 2021 co-headline US tour, metal titans MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD have today announced the second US run of their aptly named METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR. Joining them will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES. Tickets for the second leg of THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR, produced by Live Nation, will go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday, January 14th from MetalTourOfTheYear.com.

 

THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR was originally announced and planned for 2020 but was halted by the pandemic. Fans waited patiently for touring to return and in the summer of 2021 were granted their wish. THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR was one of the first national amphitheater tours to hit the road in 2021 and saw co-headliners MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD hit 29 cities across North America with special guests TRIVIUM and HATEBREED, who stepped in to replace IN FLAMES who couldn’t join the tour due to travel restrictions. The tour was met with enormous acclaim, truly living up to its name and playing to a whopping 172,000 metal fans in the process.

 

Speaking on the success of the initial leg of the tour and his excitement in hitting the road again in 2022, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says:

 

 “The Metal Tour of The Year is exactly what it sounds like – a night of some of the best heavy metal bands in the world – live and loud. Anyone who came to a show last year knows what I mean, only this one’s going be even better. Do not miss out.”

 

Randy Blythe, inimitable frontman of LAMB OF GOD, adds:

 

“It was great to get out on the road for an incredible tour last summer with Megadeth, Trivium and Hatebreed so we figured we’d do it again! We look forward to hitting new cities with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames, who we’re happy to have over for leg 2!”

 

TRIVIUM’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy adds:

 

“The Metal Tour Of The Year was one of the strongest, most incredible Metal tours in ages – it’s namesake nothing but accurate. How do you follow that up? By doing it again – even bigger, even better, and have it play everywhere it didn’t on the first leg. MTOTYII – let’s do this. “

 

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating:

 

”We are excited to finally be able to join our dear friends in Megadeth, Lamb of God, and Trivium on this year’s, Metal Tour of The Year! We can’t wait to be back on the road in America and to reunite with you all. Don’t miss this tour it’s a juggernaut.”

 

Produced by Live Nation, the second leg of this epic metal trek will kick off on Saturday, April 9th in Las Vegas, NV and hit a further 21 cities before wrapping in Allentown, PA on Sunday, May 15.
Tickets and VIP packages for all artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 10am local time via MetalTourOfTheYear.com
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Just gonna leave this message from KREATOR here as it certainly speaks for itself:

Hordes! We are beyond excited to reveal the new dates for our postponed co-headline State of Unrest tour, raising hell alongside Lamb of GodThy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper.

Unfortunately, due to venue availability, we were unable to reschedule our performance in Oberhausen. However, we are excited to announce our return to Essen for a very special hometown show.

Tickets are on sale now at www.stateofunresttour.com

*Tickets bought prior to the tour reschedule remain valid*

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Well, this was a fun one. There are many blood flinging thrash albums that have kicked our asses here and back again over the years, but which one has the best opening track of all time?

We asked a wide range of scene folks for their opinions. Prong, Exhumed, Psychic Hit, High Command, Titan To Tachyons, Crisis, Walking Bombs, Filth Is Eternal, Bad Wolves, Hororhaus, Stormland, Gridfailure, Luna 13, Extinction A.D., The End A.D. members and alumni plus our pal Drewdas Priest all chime in with thoughts.

Let the battle begin BELOW!

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POSSESSED singer Jeff Becerra walks again after 30 years

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:05 AM (PST)

Jeff Becerra, of formative death and thrash metal band Possessed, has walked again thanks to robotic legs for the first time in thirty years since an armed robbery in 1989 left him paralyzed from the chest down. In the decades since, Jeff has performed in a wheelchair and lived life that way.

The Seven Churches, Beyond The Gates and Revelations Of Oblivion main man shared a clip of himself in a medical facility during the personal moment.

Sending horns to Jeff today!

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KRISIUN release “Scourge Of The Enthroned” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 5:43 PM (PST)

KRISIUN are one of the most reliable bands in metal and today we are gifted with a new six minute perfect storm of inarguably metal as fuck death thrash full of moment after insane moment. Wickedly relentless drums, red hot mini-solo blasts, snarled death vocals of defiance…it’s all here! Check out “Scourge Of The Enthroned” from this underground veteran band of lifers below. Keeping the Brazilian metal flame proudly burning hot, bright and high!

To celebrate the release the band have also just announced resigning to Century Media Records after successfully releasing 9 albums together and being on the label for over 20 years.
Philipp Schulte, Vice President Century Media comments, “We are very happy to announce the extension of our cooperation with Krisiun. Century Media Records and Krisiun are working together for more than 20 years. We are grateful for the trust that Max, Alex and Moyses have put in us, and looking forward to many more years as their label home.”

 

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EXODUS release their newest single

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:05 AM (PST)

We got a new EXODUS tune for you, a ripping nasty bastard of an anthem that arrived a few days ago called “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)”. Zetro sounds positively inhabited by demons on this speed fest and Gary proves again he writes some of the most aggressive riffs in thrash. We have all been rooting for Tom Hunting, so it is nice to hear some explosive new music from the group’s forthcoming Persona Non Grata release to, uh, improve morale.

I can’t believe it has been so fucking long since Blood In, Blood Out already! Seven years?!! The album artwork reminds me of like Signs Of The Swarm and Pathology hung out with Sodom for a weekend of mutilating and mutating, so I guess that can go with some Exodus vibes as they have never had just one look to their records other than you see it and know “this shit is gonna be metal”.

The new album is out November 19th via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-Order Now:
exodusattack.com/site/persona-non-grata
Pre-Save & Listen:
https://exodus.bfan.link/persona-non-grata

Watch the music video for “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)” at https://nblast.de/Exodus-TBWC-YT

Album artwork by Par Olofsson.

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Century Media Records presents Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, which will return to downtown L.A. on Friday and Saturday, December 10-11, 2021. Sample bitters and then some until your tap stops! That’s right, Decibel—North America’s only monthly metal magazine—will bring the loudest, heaviest, most extreme craft beer festival to the Belasco in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Metallic hardcore legends Converge will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Jane Doe with an exclusive west coast full performance of the record on Friday night, while fellow New England juggernauts Cave In will close out the festivities on Saturday evening with the first-ever performance of their classic debut Until Your Heart Stops in its entirety.
If that wasn’t enough, recently reunited metallic hardcore gods Deadguy will bring their Fixation on a Coworker lineup to perform their first California show ever. Phoenix thrash rulers Sacred Reich will return to L.A., death metal kings Hate Eternal will play their first CA show in six years, grindcore godfathers Repulsion will bring blasts from the past, Creepsylvania cannibals Ghoul will serve their splatterthrash, while revered thrash punk crew Early Graves will perform their final show ever.

 

The already stacked bill, presented by Century Media Records, will be rounded out by traditional metal-inspired trio Night Demon, epic doom battalion Crypt Sermon (performing their first-ever CA show), Bay area death dealers Ripped to Shreds, power grind-crushers ACxDC, Sin City bruisers Spirit World and L.A. heavy metal torchbearers Saber.

 

Not to be outdone by the bands, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Presenting Brewery Adroit Theory (VA) will join Featured Breweries Wake (IL) and Widowmaker (MA) to lead a murderers’ row of brewtality including Burial (NC), Soundgrowler (IL), Three Weavers (CA) and Mikkeller (CA)—with several more to be announced soon—all assembling for an unforgettable weekend of suds and thuds.
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METAL CHURCH vocalist Mike Howe passes away

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:28 AM (PST)

photo by Morgan Y. Evans at The Chance in Poughkeepsie

We are very sad to convey that the energetic, funny and incredible Mike Howe of METAL CHURCH has died.

The band posted the following yesterday: “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.”

Mike Howe was Metal Church‘s vocalist between 1988 and 1995, and then again between 2015 and present day.

Our resident biggest Metal Church fanatic Andrew Johann Datoush (‘Drewdas Priest’), who covered the band for us a few times over the last decade, has some touching words about Mike:

I am absolutely devastated right now and I can’t believe that I’m actually having to write this. This sucks so much. The metal world lost a true giant today. An incredible front man with a voice unlike any others. I’ve said it many times over the years that METAL CHURCH was always a top favorite band, even with all their singer changes over the years, I always remained a hardcore fan. The Mike Howe albums were especially instrumental in converting me to the ‘Church’ when I picked up my first album of theirs on a whim at our local FYE Store. That first album for me was Blessing In Disguise , and that opening track “Fake Healer” immediately smacked me in the face and hit like no other band I was listening to at the time ever had before.

I recall getting it shortly after I had entered the 8th grade. I remember that well because it was Mrs. Cooke, my 8th grade science teacher, who started writing me up for listening to music in class rather than listening to her go on about whatever the hell she was talking about. From there, I got every album I could get my hands on, which at the time weren’t very many. A couple with David Wayne singing, but the Mike Howe albums were the ones that really did it for me at the time, and those were sadly limited to only a few albums. (We didn’t start getting METAL CHURCH albums again til the mid 2000s, but nothing involving Mike’s voice again til 2016!).

I was fortunate to meet Mike Howe a few times over the years, and he was always a pleasure to be around. Always willing to stop and shoot the shit with fans, take pictures, and even be accepting of that overgrown starstruck fanboy who went right in for the hug immediately upon meeting him. I had no idea I was even doing it until we were right in the midst of it, and he laughed it off, patted me on the back and joked “so this is how we’re doing this, huh?” Really funny moment for me that made my awkwardness in meeting him ok.

The next time I met him, it was the Nuddy in Poughkeepsie. They were having a pre-show meal. I was finishing up and paying my bill when I saw them, and walked past just saying hello, and when Mike looked up, I jokingly said “I’ll get you on that repeat hug later”, which he laughed at, and he mentioned it to me again later after the show when I went up to get some merch signed. “I guess you’re here for that hug, right?” So, I guess that kinda sums up my personal relationship with Mike. Grow up idolizing his band, eventually see him when he comes back to the scene, make an awkward but hilarious first impression, meet him every time he’s in town since, and have a series of jokes about an awkward hug every time we met since. While I am deeply saddened that the party is over, I’m overly thankful to at least have been accepted into the party at all. Mike Howe was a tremendous talent that leaves behind a hell of a legacy. – AJD 7/26/21

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Progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have just announced a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for the continuation of their documentary film We Are Connected. The band have joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcázar, who most recently directed the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary DEATH by Metal. Check out and contribute to this very special VOIVOD project, HERE.

 

“We have worked with Felipe in other projects, and we have a mutual understanding of VOIVOD’s story,” says drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. Exclusive interviews and archive access combined with Away’s artwork will take you on a sci-fi, thrash-metal journey into the VOIVOD dimension. “We managed to film about a quarter of the interviews planned before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and plan to resume production once cross-border restrictions are lifted,” states Felipe about directing VOIVOD’s We Are Connected.

 

VOIVOD recently released the live album Lost Machine – Live worldwide via Century Media Records at the end of 2020. Consisting of 13 tracks across 74 packed minutes of playing time, the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album The Wake. The live album was mixed by Francis Perron and features music videos for “Iconspiracy (Lost Machine – Live)” and “Overreaction (Lost Machine – Live)”, with audio recorded in Québec City (07/13/2019), video filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019) and material processed in Morgöth (2020) by Felipe Belalcázar for the release.
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TANKARD sign deal with Reaper Entertainment

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:27 PM (PST)

Greg (Reaper), Gerre, Flori (Reaper) and Frank

Reaper Entertainment proudly announces the signing of the German thrash metal legends TANKARD.

In 1982, when four longhaired metal maniacs from Frankfurt am Main, Germany decided to found a band named TANKARD, nobody expected them to still be going almost four decades later. Not to mention being at the top of the German thrash metalscene! But they are still alive and kicking, and throughout these years there’s barely been a blip in their path!

Now, the band signed a world wide record deal with the up-and-coming label REAPER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE.

The band states:
“We had really great and successful years with Nuclear Blast, not least because of the sensational collaboration with Florian Milz and Andy Siry.
We are all the more happy to continue the success story with Flori on his own label Reaper. We expect from our new label not only full-page advertisements in all relevant daily newspapers, but also at least one placement in the Top 10 of the official German charts with our next album! Otherwise there`s riots……………stay heavy , thirsty and healthy!

Flori Milz (Managing Director of REAPER ENTERTAINMENT) states:
“My time with Nuclear Blast probably wouldn’t have been so great if we hadn’t signed my favourite Hessians from TANKARD at some point. A great friendship developed between me and the band. I flew along to shows in other countries as tour manager/merchandiser, was dragged to all kinds of stages by Gerre and often got lost in pubs with the guys. When I left Nuclear Blast, I set myself the goal of bringing TANKARD to my own label REAPER – come what may. And I am overjoyed that this has now worked out and that we will continue to write the history of the band together. Welcome to the Reaper-Family – and now, lets get wasted!”

TANKARD are going to enter the studio later this year to record the Soundtrack for the 40th anniversary.
More Info about the new album soon.

Even if a lot has changed over the last three decades, one thing has remained the same: TANKARD are four metal maniacs from Frankfurt – authentic, loud and sometimes drunk. And this will likely stay the same for the next 40 years!

TANKARD are:
Gerre (Vocals)
Andi (Guitars)
Olaf (Drums)
Frank (Bass)

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