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The hardcore and metal community are in shock and very sad from the breaking news that legendary NYHC guitarist Todd Youth has passed away. He leaves behind a legacy of creativity that saved countless people’s lives. Hardcore will never be the same.

Todd’s Fireburn bandmate Ras Israel Joseph I (also of Bad Brains Rise fame ) posted on Facebook:

On the passing of my friend, and my Brother Todd Youth
There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music. We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth”, and “Shine”. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way. We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with gbh from England, hung out with the guys from Negative Approach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the Bad Brains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna is taking his soul to a better place. He was a devout Hari Krishna and The Devout human being. Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother. I am saddened that we cannot make music again together, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother. one day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I ware is temporary. I will probably be alone. They’re probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.

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Everyone hates when they are at a show and it is a sea of cell phones held aloft. It can block the view, it really takes you out of the moment and just feels kind of desperate. Some great bands such as A Perfect Circle and Danzig have been strict or outright hostile enforcing a no cell phone policy, and I understand that. In the case of an Earth show I was at once, Dylan Carlson is at risk from flash photography, if I recall. That is a reasonable excuse to want control over what goes down.

Bands like to say ,”Be here with us” or “share the moment”. I get that. Be present. It’s a once in a lifetime show. YouTube and IG clips can promote but also detract from attendance as people get lazy and watch from home or the secrets of a live performance are laid bare (not always fair for people who shelled out cash to actually show up).

I used to be really dismayed by phones up the whole time instead of lighters, but post Bataclan, Ariana Grande’s show bombing in the UK and Las Vegas, I feel very differently. I think it is outright irresponsible to ban phones unless you have a good medical reason. Otherwise your vanity could result in less eyes being available to document all manner of things. It is also why I think body cams and people filming cops is a good idea, on a related note.

Honestly with concert shootings , as much as it sucks at times, bands need to stop entirely with the no phones bullshit. A million phones up instead of lighters is shitty but I’d rather that than miss footage that could ID a criminal or show abuse by security, etc. Even in low light you could catch a stabbing or gun person who might fade into crowd. Call me paranoid but shit is crazy.

I know this is a sort of straight to the chase think piece but I thought I would put it out there as food for thought and discussion today. Hope you all enjoy whatever concerts you are attending safely (except for in the pit, of course).

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Danzig is one of my all time biggest musical heroes. By far. I defend him generally no matter what. I really believe in a lot of his material and was in a tribute band with Andy Animal that was one of the best experiences of my life – Wolfsblood. That said, he is an adult and has the resources to do research and cite credible sources if he is gonna cause ripples that endanger real women and Muslims. On a Memorial Day when Trump blanks on properly honoring a 23 year Army vet in Portland who was killed stopping white supremacy because it might offend Trump’s KKK fuckboi fanbase who are too dumb to notice they have done more domestic terrorism than Muslims except the ones Trump turns a blind eye too if he does business with them, I don’t need Danzig spitting bs about border shit and 1950s gender roles or disinfo about Planned Parenthood that Alex Jones republipunks will take as Gospel cuz they beat off to the cover art of Black Laden Crown before even being sure if it was done by Simon Bisley or not.

Tommy Victor is one of my favorite heroes as well. This kind of casual BS affects a lot of fan bases AND endangers women. Real women. Not hypothetical babies. Not 1950s fake good old days that never were good in the first place from an intersectional perspetive. No last caress. Do not pass go or collect a skull. FUCK OFF with that shit. Way to super alienate a life long die hard and the numerous women in my life who would be dead if the rhetoric Trump is now spewing and cronies who amplify it is allowed to run rampant. Guess what, most fake Christians spreading the gospel according to pro life are dumb and misinformed as a fucking post Christ was never really crucified on, you cucks to kleptocracy. Die for oil, suckers.

Danzig has been around the world. Go to Mississippi and see how easy it is for women there. Don’t need extra fuel on the fire for ignorant citronella bonfires.

Worry about the production on your last few albums sucking and being a far cry from the glory days even with good songwriting! And in vicinity of the Misfits reunion scrutiny of what comes next THIS is how you choose to move ahead during a promotional time? Fuck off with that shit.

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Elvenking‘s DVD/live album “The Night of Nights” is OUT NOW!
‪#‎elvenking‬ ‪#‎thenightofnights‬ ‪#‎dvd‬ ‪#‎livealbum‬

Watch the lively and catchy “Pagan Revolution” clip! We dare you not to feel those “woaaaahhhh” parts.

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Blackest Of The Black Returns!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM (PST)


I’m just gonna post this beautiful picture here (thanks Prong for posting it to fans first). Let’s just ponder that perhaps metal touring is going to be fine after all, hmm? #blackestoftheblack #welcomeback #backinblack


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Danzig Legacy Tv Special Completed

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM (PST)



Via Danzig Official Facebook:

We can finally confirm that all post work on the DANZIG Legacy TV Special is now complete. Director Mark Brooks (Metalocalypse) & Danzig have finished all editing & post EFX. Here’s a shot from the end sequence…We think you’ll agree, it came out epic!!!
Fangs to all who attended the tapings, wait until you see the final product, WOW!!! We will be posting different shots from the Legacy Special every week so fans can get a little sneek peek at it. Enjoy you Demon MF’s!!

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Almah announce new album title “Unfold” and artwork

Posted by GageT on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM (PST)

Almah-UnfoldBrazilian prog metallers Almah – led by former Angra frontman Eduardo “Edu” Falaschi – have announced “Unfold” as the title of their fourth album, set to come out later this year. The cover art (on the left), designed by Nathalia Suellen, was also released. The album is being recorded now in Sao Paulo’s Do It! Studio, recently created by the Falaschi brothers.

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Video: SuidAkra – “Eternal Defiance” album trailer

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM (PST)

urlGerman folk/death metallers SuidAkrA have released a trailer for their upcoming album, Eternal Defiance.  Frontman Arkadius Antonik recently had this to say about the new album:

“As on the previous two releases, it will be a concept album again, created by [famous Belgian graphic artist] Kris Verwimp in cooperation with us. Our new concept includes a lot of new elements and surprises which will be reflected in the music as well.”

To find the trailer you can click right here.

Eternal Defiance is due out sometime this May under AFM Records.  This will be SuidAkrA’s eleventh album the follow up to 2011’s Book Of Dowth.

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Music Video: Krokus – “Dirty Dynamite”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM (PST)

Swedish metal legends Krokus have released a music video for the title track from their upcoming album, Dirty Dynamite.  The album is scheduled for release on February 22 in Europe under Sony Music and March 5 in North America with The End Records.

To watch the video for “Dirty Dynamite” click right here.

Dirty Dynamite will be Krokus’ seventeenth studio album the follow up to 2010’s Hoodoo. It is also the return of guitarist Mandy Meyer, a brief member in 1981, and also featured on their 2006 album Hellraiser.

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Video: Elvenking – “Era” Track-By-Track Breakdown Pt.1 & 2

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Italian folk/power metal band Elvenking have released a two part track-by-track breakdown of their upcoming album titled Era.  The record is slated for release September 14, 2012 on AFM Records.  Recording was handled by Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne who also helped with the band’s The Winter Wake and The Scythe records.

You can click right here to check out the videos.

Era is the follow up to Elvenking’s 2012 AFM release titled Red Silent Tides.

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Poland’s female-fronted Crystal Viper gained a considerable boost in their already devoted fan base with the release of the acclaimed and soaring “Legends” album in 2010. A thrill-ride of epic, straight ahead yet enthralling riffs that would please any power metal fan, “Legends” found the band perfecting their brand of modern metal with a classic influence. What were they going to do next?

Marilyn Manson, Christian Death, King Diamond (on arguably his finest album “The Eye”) and even Courtney Love have all sung about or used witch persecution as metaphors or in a literal sense. On their latest power slab “Crimen Excepta” (AFM Records), Crystal Viper return to follow up “Legends” with a kick ass concept album full of tales of the Holy Inquisition and battling intolerance, plus more great riffs and lots of cool interludes to move the story along. The rousing, true metal gritty yet melodic vocals of Marta Gabriel are just as powerful as ever. “Fire Be My Gates”!!

It was a pleasure to interview an enthusiastic Marta about the new record.

To read the interview with Marta click HERE.

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Remember when Glen Danzig got Knocked Out?

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM (PST)

LA Weekly posted a really interesting interview with Danzig. The article touches on him getting knocked out, stalkers, action figures and slicing throats. First off Glen Danzig is a fucking legend but this article reeks of bullshit from front to back. You can judge for yourself here.

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U.D.O. unveils artwork for Celebrator 25th anniversary album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM (PST)

Singer Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O., and formerly of Accept, has released the artwork for the upcoming U.D.O. special 25th anniversary album Celebrator. Celebrator will be a collection of hard to find tracks, bonus material and some unreleased songs from the past 25 years. The album is set to be released on May 4 and you can see the album artwork here.

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U.D.O. releases new live footage

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:25 PM (PST)

German heavy metal act, U.D.O., has recently released new live footage from their current tour. Some of the footage was shot by fans on October 2nd in Tampere, Finland. It has also been confirmed that the band will be playing at next year’s Waken Open Air Festival. To see the live video click here.

U.D.O.’s last album “Rev-Raptor,” was released in May 2011 through AFM Records.



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Danzig cancel South American tour

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM (PST)

Metal legends Danzig has been forced to cancel the upcoming South American tour. The following statement was posted on their website:

“Due to complications with travel that were beyond anyone’s control, Danzig regretfully has had to cancel their tour of South America until a later time. Danzig regret any inconvenience to their fans and promise to return as soon as possible.”

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