Brand Spankin New Stone Cold Groove Metal From Toy Called God

In 2014 the band released Guns God and Steel. Since inception the band has developed relationships with and endorses and recommends, Fireplant Guitars, Warwick Basses, HomeWrecker Pickups, Steve Clayton Picks

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Groove metal influenced hard rockers TOY CALLED GOD are gearing up for the release of their third heavy-hitting full-length album, Dirt On Your Coffin, out April 5th. Hailing from Brentwood, CA, the quartet have been making a name for themselves since 2011 – mixing crushing distortion, great hooks and an amazing ability to make your head bang…involuntarily! This is the band’s first album with new frontman Marcus Lance.
In celebration of the upcoming album release, TOY CALLED GOD have unleashed a brand new music video for the record’s lead track, “False Prophet”. Shot and directed by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on location at Brannan Island in Antioch, CA, the video depicts a priest’s personal struggle with the message he is delivering to his flock. It all comes to a head during a funeral as he loses the struggle with his inner demons, personifying the song’s title.
Pre-order Dirt On Your Coffin today via Big Cartel.

Dirt On Your Coffin Track Listing:
1. False Prophet
2. Drop On The Pile
3. Justice
4. Numb In A Bottle
5. Warning Shot
6. Push Me Down
7. Shackled
8. Dirt on Your Coffin

TOY CALLED GOD are currently booking U.S. summer tour dates to support the album. Details will be provided via all band social media sites soon.

On April 8th, TOY CALLED GOD will headline a CD release show at The Golden Bull in Oakland, CA (412 14th St.). Support will come from The Ghost Next Door, My Victim and Infex. The show is 21+, begins at 8:00pm and costs $8 at the door. Visit http://thegoldenbullbar.com/ for more information.

Underoath Live In San Francisco Multi Camera Video Stream

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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 TV

Abbath Rages Immortal In San Francisco LIVE Video Streaming

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

 

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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

Death Angel Release 1st Single From “The Evil Divide”‏

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”.

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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”.

The Evil Divide was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

Monuments Bring The Blaze To Orangevale Live Video Streaming

“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves.

 

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Monuments perform @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, California also on the bill were Entheos and The Contortionist

In addition the recent announcement of working on new music, which will take shape as the follow up to the their sophomore release, The Amanuensis, MONUMENTS are also pleased to confirm headlining tour dates alongside of their recently announced North American dates with The Contortionist! Supporting MONUMENTS on the headlining dates are Entheos and sleepmakeswaves, whom will also lend their talents as direct support on the aforementioned support dates. For a list of all dates, please read below.

MONUMENTS checked in with the following comment:
“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves. We’ve been non stop writing for the past few months, it will be great to break up this process to give us some perspective by playing for all you wonderful people out there. Hey you might even get to hear some new material and some old material we’ve never played in America if you come along! We also have some headliner shows on the run that you can check below to see if we make your city!”

Stay tuned for more album details within the coming months and be sure to check out videos for “Atlas,” “The Alchemist,” and “Origin Of Escape” which are all taken from the album The Amanuensis; in stores now via Century Media:

MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS*, sleepmakeswaves* tour dates:
*on selected dates only
APRIL:
01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
09 Cincinnati, OH – The Mad Frog
10 Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
28 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
(3/12-3/18 – Monuments Only)
(3/24-4/28 – Monuments & Entheos)
(4/1, 4/4, 4/8, & 4/9 – Monuments, Entheos, Sleepmakeswaves)
THE CONTORTIONIST, MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS, sleepmakeswaves tour dates:
MARCH
21 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
23 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
26 San Diego, CA  SOMA
27 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
APRIL
2 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
5 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
6 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
7 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at Intersection
11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
12 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
13 Montreal, QC – Le Foufounes Electriques
14 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
16 Philadelphia, – PA Voltage Lounge
18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
19 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
20 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
22 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
24 Orlando, FL – BackBooth
26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
27 San Antonio, – TX Korova
29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
30 Indianapolis, IN -The Emerson Theater
MAY
1 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall – The Shelter
MONUMENTS European Festival Appearances:
JUNE
17 Dessel, Belgium  – Graspop Metal Meeting
24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
JULY
02 Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force
09 Bonn, Germany – Rockaue Festival
AUGUST 
06 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

Zakk Wylde Debuts “Sleeping Dogs” video.

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.

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Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for the track “Sleeping Dogs” from his forthcoming solo LP. Long time collaborator Justin Reich was tapped to direct.  “Black Label Brethren O’ Doom Father Justin Reich Did Another Amazing job Directing the video,” says Wylde. “I asked Father Justin to capture the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the first day my parents dropped me off at kindergarten. Watching the video made me realize why I’m so fond of reading and vegetables.”

Grammy nominated, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman COREY TAYLOR will appear on the“Sleeping Dogs” album version as well. Wylde continues, “Having Father Corey Taylor’s brilliant Voice sing on ‘Sleeping Dogs’ fulfilled my vision of the two of us as the modern day Simon & Garfunkel. We may not be as legendary, talented or as handsome as those two, but we’ve eaten at some of the same restaurants as them.”

“Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December” and “Lost Prayer” are now available as an iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately. Anadditional pre order bundle is also available offering a Book Of Shadows II CD plus a 17″x11″ poster.

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. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite.

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.

Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful run on the The Hendrix Experience Tour featuring some of the biggest names in Rock N Roll celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Wylde has wasted no time in announcing his participation in the 2016 Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

All Hail The Yeti Reveals New Track ‘Mr. Murder’, Featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists‏

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.

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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. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories, presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness features a heavier, grimier and considerably more advanced version of the ALL HAIL THE YETI fans have come to know since their inception.

Vocalist Connor Garritty reveals that this track in particular steps outside the overall horror theme of the album. Mr. Murder was originally written as a surprise tribute to Garritty’s best friend, penned before his untimely passing last year. The band decided to use the track on this record, immortalizing Connor’s friend in music. “Mr. Murder was written about my best friend Matt who passed away last year. He was one of the most influential people for me growing up and throughout my music career. The song was originally written in tribute to him and his unbelievable strength and passion for life. He left us unexpectedly before I could show him the song. It was supposed to be a surprise, almost a thank you to him for helping in more ways than he knew.
Garritty adds that having Brock Lindow on the track was fitting, as he and Matt were also friends, adding more emotional depth to the track. “We knew early in the writing of the record that we wanted Brock Lindow on the album. Brock and Matt were friends as well so it seemed fitting that this would be the song he sang on. It was special for me to have Brock on the album and this song in particular because he is one of my best friends as well and such an influence to me as a vocalist. Mr. Murder has become an anthem to my best friend immortalizing him forever. It is very emotional for me when performing this. I go between sadness and great happiness by the end of the song.”