Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s with an almost completely new lineup. Throughout the band’s history the only constant member has been vocalist Bobby Liebling. The revolving lineup of Pentagram has featured many well respected musicians in the local doom metal scene, with members spending time in other acts such as Raven, the Obsessed, Place of Skulls, Internal Void, Spirit Caravan, among many others.
Pentagram perform @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California February 25, 2014
Earache/Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Australian high-octane rockers Massive to a multi-album recording deal! The four-piece formed in Melbourne in 2012 with the aim of making the loudest and fastest rock ‘n’ roll. Influenced by the likes of Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC, Massive is a notorious group of road dogs, famously traveling over a thousand miles for a single show.
Massive front-man Brad Marr comments: “We’re pumped to be teaming up with Earache/Century Media. The journey ahead is gonna be a fucking ripper!”
Massive‘s debut album, Full Throttle, will be released this spring 2014 via Earache/Century Media. For a preview of Full Throttle, be sure to check out the video for the track “One By One”
Photo credit: Danielle de Picciotto and Elizabeth Gregory
Left to right: Alexander Hacke, Duane Denison, Brian Kotzur
Feb. 25, 2014, San Francisco – The Unsemble, a new trio from members of Tomahawk, Einstürzende Neubauten and the Silver Jews, are streaming their self-titled debut (March 4, Ipecac) in its entirety via Pitchfork
“We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do,” Denison, explained in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. “Something that’s not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way.”
The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison’s adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player’s hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.
The Unsemble track listing:
4. Act 3
7. Improv 2
9. Improv 3
11. Improv 4
12. Circles Revisited
13. Improv 5
Interview with Kevin Rohr & Brian O’Connor @ NAMM 2014
Breaking out on the worldwide music scene, is Sacramento, California’s Heavy Metal act DEADLANDS. As professional musicians and seasoned performers, DEADLANDS delivers full force with a heavy energetic musical approach in its song writing and live performances. They unleash killer hooks with heavy dynamic vocals, attacking guitar riffs, epic solos, catchy lyrics, driving drums and intricate bass lines that combine heavy, thrash, groove, and speed metal with shredding hard rock overtones.
They have received great reviews and high praise for their music and live performances from fans, concert promoters and Media sources worldwide.
Currently, DEADLANDS finished their debut full length CD “Evilution” and signed a worldwide record deal with Massacre Records. “Evilution” released on February 22, 2013 and features guest solo appearances by legendary Heavy Metal guitarists: Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate), Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate/King Diamond), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Claudeous Creamer (Dragonlord), Mike Wead (Mercyful Fate/King Diamond), Glen Alvelais (Forbidden/Testament/HateFX), and Steve Smyth (Nevermore/Forbidden). “Evilution” was mixed and mastered by DEADLANDS and Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament) at Trident Studios. Video for the song “Deadlands” shot by director Mike Sloat (Testament, Machinehead). Album artwork by Erick Zombie.
Tofd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Lizzy of Lizzy Borden @ NAMM 2014
Lizzy Borden is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. To this date the band has hit the top 100 in the USA 4 times.Lizzy Borden is also the name of the band’s lead vocalist.
The band was founded in 1983 by brothers Lizzy Borden (Gregory Charles Harges) and Joey Scott Harges. The band got noticed after their song “Rod Of Iron” featured on Metal Blade Records Metal Massacre IV compilation LP. The band signed to Metal Blade in 1984 and released their debut EP “Give ‘Em The Axe” in May of the same year. The band is named after the notorious Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of murder in the late 19th century.
In 2013, Lizzy Borden premiered their new tour “30 years of American metal” show created from the ground up at the 70000 Tons of Metal, followed by a string of North American shows and European Festivals, including the Swedish Festival Skogsrojet.
The band has spent the last few years working on the follow up to their 2007 album “Appointment With Death”.
On January 1, 2014, guitarist Dario Lorina left the band after joining American heavy metal band Black Label Society. Wikipedia
The Melvins reveal a new animated clip for “Warhead”, a Venom cover released as part of the band’s covers’ collection Everybody Loves Sausages.
The Kyle Westbrook-directed clip is described by Metal Sucks as “What if Salvador Dalí had directed Dr. Strangelove instead of Stanley Kubrick?”
Melvins‘ frontman Buzz Osborne is about to embark on his first solo, acoustic tour with his first performance slated for this Wednesday at the Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles.
Feb. 26 Los Angeles, CA Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite
March 2 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
March 4 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
March 6 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
March 8 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
March 10 Norman, OK Opolis
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
March 13 Austin, TX Record Label Rummage Sale
March 16 Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
March 17 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
March 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
March 21 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
March 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
March 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
10th studio album out April 15 on Agonia Records
BELGIUM – Belgium’s leading black metal force, Enthroned, has premiered a brand new song entitled “Of Feathers and Flames”. It is the first track to be revealed from band’s upcoming 10th album, Sovereigns, out April 15 on Agonia Records.
Sovereigns, the follow up to the critically acclaimed, Obsidium (2012), was recorded and mixed in Enthroned’s own studio, Blackout Multimedia. The album will be available in: digipack CD, black vinyl, bone-white vinyl with green splatter limited to 100 hand numbered copies and exclusive BOX CD limited to 333 hand numbered copies (including: the new album released in exclusive jewel case edition, embroidered patch, flag and a lighter with band’s logo). Pre-orders are up now at Agonia Records.
Sovereigns drifts from sonic blast beats to oppressive slower parts, melds together aggressive shredding with forceful riffs, and blends satanic whispers with Nornagest’s trademark vocals. The band’s 10th album introduces a new drummer, Menthor, in the place of Garghuf and a new rhythm guitarist, ZarZax.