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Month: March 2016
Underoath are back! Their reunion tour is currently selling out all across the country! Watch their performance of “A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White” from the Rebirth Tour in San Francisco, CA at The Warfield via Caliber… Read More ›
ABBATH performs Nebular Ravens Winter from the 1997 album Blizzard Beasts by Immortal Live on The Decibel Tour at The Regency Ballroom San Francisco CA also performing were Tribulation, Skeleton Witch and High On Fire
San Francisco Bay Are thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will release their eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first single from that record, entitled “The Moth”.
“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves.
Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years.
Southern-fried hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YETI will release their full-length concept album, entitled Screams From A Black Wilderness, on April 8, 2016 via Minus Head Records.
Drawing on a wide array of influences from classic heavy rock and metal, thrash and death metal, and a variety of progressive bands from the 70s through today, GRACEPOINT has forged a heavy and rhythmically complex sound that remains focused and accessible.
Hailing from Brooklyn, teen metal trio Unlocking The Truth’s compelling origins have garnered the band significant media coverage well before the release of their debut album.
The album features new vocalist JT Cavey (Texas in July). Of the line-up change, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Cash said, “It was extremely stressful and difficult. Ian’s a very good friend of ours.
HAVOK just wrapped up their live assault across North America on the Dystopia tour supporting the mighty MEGADETH along with Suicidal Tendencies, and Children Of Bodom.
VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment on the upcoming band activities: “After an exciting North American East Coast tour with Vektor, Eight Bells and Black Fast, we are thrilled to tour the West Coast of USA and across Canada with King Parrot and Child Bite.
In celebration of the new EP, TOMBS have announced a brief run of live performances in North America featuring support from Hivelords. Check out a list of dates below and stay tuned for more info on additional TOMBS tour dates to be announced shortly.
Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California
Hardcore Punk and Metal Crossover Legend Harley Flanagan Releases Powerful Solo Album ‘Cro-Mags’, Out Now
Early in the project several things in my life exploded, one being the Webster Hall incident. As most people now know, I was jumped at a show that my old band was playing. I put several people in the hospital and I was stabbed in the leg and needed 40 stitches
Taste Of Chaos co-founder Kevin Lyman of 4Fini says, “After seeing the success of last year’s Taste Of Chaos, it was clear that there was a demand for the festival’s return. We’re excited to be able to bring this expanded music lineup to the Southern California show.”
On sobriety “I could not handle being hungover on the stage all the time, especially when you drink everyday, the hangovers get so friggin violent”.
Armed with a custom-built wall of sound, the band assaults its willing victims with a mesh of old school heavy metal and Southern-flavored groove metal.
Deftones have added a series of summer U.S. tour dates to their previously announced headlining tour, which kicks off on May 8th in Charlotte, NC. The second leg kicks off on August 2nd in Bethlehem, PA, and wraps up with a show in Mesa, AZ, on August 31st.
On January 20th Venom Inc. performed at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, the video footage from their show has been posted online.
Entheos North American Tour Starts With West Coast Stops in Orangevale, Portland, Seattle and more..
Longtime friends Navene, and Evan co-founded Animosity and remained in the group until its split in 2008. Evan enjoyed a stint in The Faceless, while Navene joined Animals As Leaders, and Malcolm played in A Loathing Requiem,Diskreet, and Inferi.
Dimensions of Horror is a gruesome salute to DEATH’s iconic Scream Bloody Gore and once again features cover art by the legendary Ed Repka (DEATH, Atheist, Massacre).
Inspired by the legendary pillars of Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, The Scorpions, and Rush, this four piece machine are bringing back the classic sounds and foundations of 70s and 80s Metal.
FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal!
Creepers… Josh Mosh, Matt Mullen, Jorden Elsey, Michael Pulizzi, Matt Pailles, Josh Zonker, Joe Caverly, Red Bryan, Ben Wallis, John Worthington & Rob Mason
Unleash The Archers U.S. Tour With Graveshadow To Hit Northern California In Sacramento And San Francisco
Graveshadow to hit the road this may with Anvil and Unleash The Archers! Tour dates after the jump.
DRI tickets are now available online at….
Death Angel will appear at Norcal Tattoo and Music Festival April 8th-10th in Sacramento, California
“You Against You” is the prequel to “Repentless,” SLAYER’s brutal 2015 video filmed at an L.A. prison that has logged nearly 7.5 million YouTube views. Like “Repentless,” “You Against You” was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost “(Hatchet III”) as Wyatt, the eyepatched rebel inmate, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt’s erroneous arrest and imprisonment.
Hear the roar of battle. Smell the stench of split blood. A thousand heads piled high like a grim mound of suffering- a blasphemy to nature. Hail Conan!
Discharge U.S. 2016 Tour With Eye Hate God And Toxic Holocaust To Hit San Francisco, Los Angeles And More..
After the release of the »New World Order« EP, the time has now come to unleash their new studio album and label debut, on an unsuspecting world. Entitled »End Of Days«, the new album will be released on April 29th.
While heavily rooted in Norse history, the band also embraces the digital age, resulting in a unique hybrid of past and present marketing. Stay tuned for more news about their upcoming album, tours, and beyond!
Necrophagia’s Shawn Slusarek & Killjoy discuss touring with Venom Inc, James Murphy, Phil Anselmo And More
Shawn Slusarek & Killjoy discusses touring with Venom Inc, working with or not working with James Murphy ex Death (Official) Obituary Testament, the metal scene now and in the 80’s and more with Todd Owens at DNA Lounge — at… Read More ›
Jason Ashcraft of Sacramento Power Metal upstarts Helion Prime discusses influences, album guest appearances, science fact versus science fiction and more
Helion Prime set out on their first tour, playing shows in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Utah. Their debut album is set to be released in early 2016 and will be featuring special guest Niklas Isfeldt of Dream Evil. Stay tuned all you power metal fanatics!
Blaze Ya Dead Homie Discusses The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis, Life After Psychopathic Records And More…
His stage persona is that of a reincarnated gang member killed in the late 1980s, and his lyrics derive from the hip hop styles of gangsta rap and horrorcore.
For the past 15 glorious years the Oakland Opera Theater, and our venue the Oakland Metro Operahouse, have been presenting live performance of every ilk: opera, circus, spoken word, performance art, vaudeville, dance, theater, music . .
The tour will feature support from BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, BOONDOX, LEX THE HEX MASTER, DAVEY SUICIDE (U.S. only) and special guest TRILOGY. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates, with more to be announced soon.
self-titled EP “Genus Ordinis Dei” produced by Marco Coti Zelati, bass player, composer and co-fouder of Lacuna Coil, that will be released late this April.
We have a long history with Dying Fetus going as far back as the demo days, and our former drummer Jesse plays for Black Crown Initiate, so this will be one big, fun road reunion!”
We’re honored that Flotsam and Jetsam have decided to join our roster. Of course we’ve followed their career for many years and always valued the band’s qualities. This new, self-titled album is a blast!
Screams From A Black Wilderness is produced by Matt Hyde, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly, and features a guest vocal appearance from Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists.
4/29 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage\ 4/30 Lowell, MA @ Mill City Ballroom 5/2 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom 5/3 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s 5/4 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze 5/5 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater 5/6 Saskatoon, SK @ Obriens 5/8… Read More ›
Lex The Hex Master has released a music video for his track “Bomb On Em’” from his upcoming “The Black Season EP” (Majik Ninja Entertainment). Lex is currently on the road as part of The Casket Factory Tour tour with Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Trilogy. “The… Read More ›
It’s Official! Deicide- In The Name Of Satan Tour
GG Allin was confined to a world where he couldn’t fulfill his potential. He punched and kicked at the boundaries, eager for something bigger, something crazier, something much more fucked up.
The band just ran a successful indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the new album and as a promise for reaching our stretch goal, we are releasing the album cover artwork and track list early to the public. The artwork was created by french artist Gwen Vibancos.
New Supergroup: Generation Axe – Featuring Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, and Abasi Announce Tour
“The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight,” commented Steve Vai.
Pittsburgh Death/Thrash Outfit Hemotoxin to Release ‘Biological Enslavement’ in April on Unspeakable Axe Records
Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem. Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.
“The spring tour is going to be stacked, no exception. We are hitting the road with our friends on a tour we have been working to get together since ‘Language’ came out. We can’t wait to bring this spectacle around the U.S.”
Rumor has it legendary New York thrashers Demolition Hammer could be reuniting if believe the teasing on Facebook with recent pictures. The answer should come soon!
NilExistence will release Existence in Revelation on March 25. The album includes a 12-page booklet with artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh), and was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) by the Wiesławski brothers in Poland.
Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab And All Hail The Yeti Confirmed For Norcal Tattoo And Music Fest 2016
Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in Apri
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Lisa and Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer) are auctioning off this ESP custom guitar from his collection, signed by all the members of Slayer, Tesatment and Carcass, to raise money for their friend Hawk who has been diagnosed with breast cancer… Read More ›
The lineup has been confirmed for Bay Area Deathfest 2016, slated to take place on July 15th and July 16 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California
Never ones to shy away from a little controversy, “Chaos & Commotion” sees the band explore the unsettling topic of drug abuse and its’s subsequent turmoil in an unsettling five-minute video
Metal icons SOULFLY will embark on a four week headlining tour across the United States starting this April. Joining them are brutal death metal legends SUFFOCATION, Metal Blade recording artists BATTLECROSS, along with ABORMALITY and LODY KONG. Comments mailman Max Cavalera…. Read More ›
Olof and Elize of Sweden’s Amaranthe translate popular English phrases into Swedish and enlighten us on their heavy workload.
“My first idol before Michael Jackson was Roxette, I grew up with that kind of music and of course Abba, that’s kind of the mothers milk of music if you are growing up in Sweden”. Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck