Sacramento’s Slaves To Open Day 2 Of Graspop Metal Meeting In Belgium

Slaves is playing this amazing festival next year! Get your tickets now!

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Slaves is playing this amazing festival next year! Get your tickets now!

The Sacramento-based band features Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa) , an artist who has built a name and reputation for himself but is now branching out with his new band SLAVES.

Slaves features Craig’s unique, critically acclaimed voice, which is drenched with emotion and rich with soul, all the while leaving you salivating for more.

“Men have been enslaving men for as along as we’ve had gods to hide behind,” Craig said. “Every man is a slave to what we love — whether it be women, drugs, music or sports. Through art we are all equals.”

Motörhead’s Lemmy Dead at 70

Have a drink or a few. Share stories. Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that.”

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Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died at the age of 70, after being told he was suffering an aggressive form of cancer.

The vocalist and bassist was told he was suffering from cancer on Boxing Day, and he’s reported to have succumbed to the disease around 4pm on December 28 (Monday).

Motorhead say in a statement: “There is no easy way to say this. Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.

“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness – there aren’t words.

“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please, play Motorhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music loud. Have a drink or a few. Share stories. Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that.”

Sacramento’s Helion Prime To Release Self Titled Debut In February 2016

All pre-orders will be able to immediately download the album’s new single “Into the Black Hole” featuring a guest guitar solo from Jeff Teets of Allentown, Pennsylvania progressive metal band Mindmaze.

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Sacramento, California up and coming science fiction power metal band HELION PRIME self titled debut album is scheduled for an independent release on February 15, 2016 and can be pre-ordered now as either a physical or digital copy at the band’s BandCamp 

All pre-orders will be able to immediately download the album’s new single “Into the Black Hole” featuring a guest guitar solo from Jeff Teets of Allentown, Pennsylvania progressive metal band Mindmaze.

Helion Prime – “Helion Prime” album tracklist:

1. Into the Alien Terrain
2. The Drake Equation
3. Life Finds a Way
4. Into the Black Hole
5. A Place I Thought I Knew
6. Keep What You Kill
7. Ocean of Time
8. Moon-Watcher
9. Apollo (The Eagle Has Landed)
10. Live and Die On This Day

“Everyone in Helion Prime is very excited to finally be able to announce the release date for our debut album. We appreciate every single one of you for being patient and dealing with the ups and downs of making this album. This has been a long journey but we feel that we have created a very strong album and that the wait will be worth it. We can’t express enough how much you all mean to us and we hope you enjoy this album as much as we do. A huge thank you to every fan, friend, family member who has helped make this possible. You are all amazing.”

For the latest band news and show dates, visit the official HELION PRIME website  and Facebook page:

Heather Michele – Vocals
Jason Ashcraft – Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Justin Herzer – Drums

Brand Spankin New Music From Through The Eyes Of The Dead

“We’ve been working our asses off on this new material and it’s showing to be some of our best yet. Please share it and let us know what you think in the comments. Keep in mind this is pre production, we will deliver the real thing to you in 2016”.

Pre production track from the band’s as of yet untitled EP due out in 2016! www.TTEOTD.com for more updates. Pre production was recorded and mixed by John Boyce of Sylar Sound Studios in Bensalem, PA

“We’ve been working our asses off on this new material and it’s showing to be some of our best yet. Please share it and let us know what you think in the comments. Keep in mind this is pre production, we will deliver the real thing to you in 2016”.

Act Of Defiance Winter Tour Includes Stops In Sacramento, Fresno and More

With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, his pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer – and fellow Megadeth alumnus – Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and vocalist Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) the band are a truly formidable metallic behemoth, and their debut album, Birth And The Burial, is ten tracks of armor-plated, state of the art heaviness.

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Thu-Jan-28 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
Fri-Jan-29 Bakersfield, CA @ The Gate
Sat-Jan-30 Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic Tavern

Tue-Feb-02 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Thu-Feb-04 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
Fri-Feb-05 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sat-Feb-06 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Mon-Feb-08 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
Tue-Feb-09 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Fri-Feb-12 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat-Feb-13 Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
Sun-Feb-14 Indianapolis, IN @ The Headquarters
Tue-Feb-16 Newport, KY @ Southgate House

Sacramento Sci Fi Heavy Metal Powerhouse Dire Peril Attempt Indiegogo Campaign And Live Show Fundraiser To Fund Debut Release

They are offering limited edition perks through this campaign, as well as a raffle. Those who donate $25 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can donate as many times as you like and each time you do your name will be re-entered in the raffle. The raffle will include a collection of Sci-Fi Films that relate to each song on the album. The movies in the set will be:

Predator

Predator 2

Predators

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Dire Peril, a band from Sacramento, started by Jason Ashcraft to combine his love for heavy metal and Sci-Fi. Now with John Yelland on vocals, and the help of many great musicians they will be embarking on our debut journey.

All who contribute to a perk will receive all perks below. (For example: if you purchase a $15 perk you will also receive the $5 and $10 perk. However, some items do not apply.)

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Their goal is to raise $2,500. This will help them immensely in reaching their ultimate goal. The album will be mixed by Carlos Alvarez of Dirty Viking Audio Productions. The album will be mastered in France by Tower Studios (responsible for such bands as Ayreon, and Megadeth)

They are offering limited edition perks through this campaign, as well as a raffle. Those who donate $25 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can donate as many times as you like and each time you do your name will be re-entered in the raffle. The raffle will include a collection of Sci-Fi Films that relate to each song on the album. The movies in the set will be:

Predator

Predator 2

Predators

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Original)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Remake)

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers 2

Starship Troopers 3

Total Recall (Original)

Total Recall (Remake)

Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy

The Forbidden Planet

The Thing From Another World

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (2011)

Pitch Black

Chronicles of Riddick

Dark Fury

Riddick

Enemy Mine

2001: A Space Odyssey

2010: The Year We Make Contact

Benefit Show For Jonathan McKenzie featuring Sacramento Area Bands White Knuckle Riot, Chernobog And More…

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A benefit show for the son of Kelly Brown. Jonathan McKenzie was taken from this world and his family in a senseless act by yet to be caught criminals. This event is being held to help the family with unexpected expenses due to the young age in which his life was struck

$5 donation at the door, donation raffle and more to help support.

White Knuckle Riot
Chernobog
Last of Us
For All I’ve Done
Nova Sutro