Death Angel release music video for “Lost”‏

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San Francisco Bay Area 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 a music video for the track “Lost”.. The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.
Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:
“The song ‘Lost’ is very personal to me and I believe it will resonate with many. As one who has been fortunate enough to be raised In the San Francisco Bay Area (an extremely diverse region), I have made friends with people from every religion, race, sexual orientation, and genre of music fan! One thing that no one can escape, no matter what one’s beliefs are, or how well you were raised, or educated, is that one point in your life that you felt apart, or alone.
“It is an awful and disparaging feeling. Some are fortunate enough to have only experienced a fleeting moment of that empty feeling. More often than not though, it’s much longer than a fleeting moment, and time moves no slower than when stuck in that feeling. I myself am not immune to that human experience.
“I find the best release for me, and what makes me feel as though I belong / am doing something right / have a quality of life that is not measured by a monetary system, is creating music!
“This song is for and about all who have ever been trapped in that dark hole of your own mind. This is ‘Lost’! You are not alone!”
Adds Jones:
“When i first spoke to Mark about the lyrical context of the song, I realized that he was coming from 3 different mindsets, or 3 different narratives that would lead someone to feeling ‘Lost’. So there was a challenge to represent these 3 scenarios into the video for the song. They were pretty heavy, current social topics in the form of religious extremism, a bad relationship riddled with drug and physical abuse, and cyber and school bullying. Each of these situations, could make a person feel ‘Lost’ as to what’s right or what’s wrong, or a sense of being trapped in a situation that in your mind you know is wrong, but being stuck in it, makes you feel ‘Lost’. I also wanted the band to seem ‘Lost’ as if they were nowhere. So the setting of the video is that they are in complete never ending blackness.”The rain was a necessity. With the power that Mark is belting out the lyrics ‘rain down on me’, it was a no brainier, I saw it in my head and needed to have him singing that last chorus in the rain. So we made it rain, yo!”

Receive “Lost”, “Hatred United / United Hate”, “Cause For Alarm”, “The Moth” when you pre-order The Evil Divide digitally via iTunes, Amazon and Google.

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 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.

Second Saturday Soiree To Benefit Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

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The June show will feature the music of:

The Bananas
The Croissants
RAD
and
– La Fete Du Chien

Oak Park Brewing Company will be providing this month’s local craft brew!

Beer will be available to those 21 and over. Proceeds from beer sales will be donated to Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen to help us keep helping you! For more information about our organization, check out http://www.sacbikekitchen.org/

Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7!
All Ages
FREE!

Nervosa Premiere New Music Video For Track “Hostages”

These three girls are about to hit the road all over Europe for a huge tour.

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Brazil`s meanest power trio have returned: NERVOSA indulge in relentlessly raw all-female thrash metal on their second studio album Agony that almost effortlessly merges the energy of the glorious 80s with the refined aggression of this millennium.

These three girls are about to hit the road all over Europe for a huge tour. Now they have released a brand new music video for the track “Hostages” which can be seen courtesy of Decibel Magazine

Agony will be released on June 3rd via Napalm Records.

Blood Red Throne To Release New Album Union of Flesh and Blood on July 15 Via Spinefarm/Candlelight Records

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The kings of Norwegian death metal, BLOOD RED THRONE have been unleashing hell on earth since 1998. The band was formed by Daniel “DØD” Olaisen (formerly of Satyricon).
During the last 18 years the band has recorded seven albums with great critiques, toured internationally in headliner and co-headliner spots, and also ripped apart most of the greatest metal festivals on the planet. The band saw a major member-change in 2011 and a new extreme energy to their name.
Hungry as hell, founder “DØD” gathered Ole Bent Madsen (bass), Ivan ‘Meathook’ Gujic (guitar), Freddy Bolsø (original drummer) and Yngve “BOLT” Christiansen (vocals) to bring forward this Norwegian death-metal institution.
Together, they have brought BLOOD RED THRONE to a new level of crazy precision in this, their 18th year, and interest for the band has never been greater.
Live, Blood Red Throne delivers total mayhem of unstable brutality, mixed with deadly precision of speed, aggression and groove, which blows any crowd away.
On July 15, BLOOD RED THRONE will release Union Of Flesh And Machine, their eighth studio album, and follow up to the success of BLOOD RED THRONE of 2013, on a newly signed record deal with SPINEFARM/CANDLELIGHT Records.

The Summer Slaughter Tour 2016 Dates Revealed

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Here are the dates for The Summer Slaughter Tour 2016 featuring Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter To Prevail, and Ingested. Tickets go on sale Friday May 27th. There may be a few more cities added!

Suffocation LIVE in Sacramento here.

7/23 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
7/24 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
7/26 Knoxville, TN @ The International
7/27 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
7/28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/30 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/31 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/2 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
8/5 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/8 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/11 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/13 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/15 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
8/16 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
8/17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/19 Richmond, VA @ The National
8/20 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Amon Amarth Annihiltates San Francisco – Live Show Review

The first time I saw Amon Amarth was a few years back on a Mayhem Festival tour at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View California and I wasn’t too impressed with the band. But I chalked it up to a notoriously bad sound system at that venue because I was familiar with a few of their albums and found myself enjoying them more and more throughout the years.

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Lets fast forward to the headline show they just performed on 05/20/16 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco in support of their latest release Jomsviking (which by the way is a killer album). With Exmortus and Entombed AD opening the show I’m glad I went with my gut with Amon Amarth because they were nothing short of incredible. With the big Viking himself Johan Hegg on vocals leading the attack you were made to feel throughout the entire 19 song, almost 2 hour long set you were one with the Viking clan and being prepared for war.

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The set list was a great mix of old and new and never let up. From the opening note of The Pursuit of Vikings until the last cord of Twilight of the Thunder God rang out it was a non-stop call for blood, war and Viking Pride. The crowd young and old was fully on board and the mosh pit was active and relentless all night. From 10 year old kids to 65 year old men and everything in between, it by far was the most diverse pit I had ever seen.

Amon Amarth were incredibly tight sounding despite having a new drummer. Jocke Wallgren joined the band just before this latest North American tour kicked off in early April, and you’d never be able to tell. The rhythm section was powerful and loud with a continuous double bass drums assaulting your ears and a heavy bass line flowing while the dual guitars kept up those classic melodic Death Metal riffs that every Metal head enjoys accompanied by whaling guitar solos. Bring in to the mix the Big Johns growling vocals and it’s a perfect mixture to complete a tremendously satisfying sound.

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Pick up the latest album Jomsviking and get ready to set sail on a journey in the day of the life of a Viking. For those who haven’t seen Amon Amarth, I suggest you do so. You’ll thank me later.    Gene A. Gaona

Catch Amon Amarth on: Facebook | Website| Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Setlist:

  • Pursuit of Vikings
  • Loke Falls
  • First Kill
  • The Way of Vikings
  • At Dawns First Light
  • Deceiver of the Gods
  • Cry of the Blackbirds
  • One Against All
  • Thousand Years of Oppression
  • Destroyer of the Universe
  • Death In Fire
  • Runes To My Memory
  • One Thousand Burning Arrows
  • Father of the Wolf
  • War of the Gods
  • Victorious March

–Encore–

  • Raise Your Horns
  • Guardians of Asgaard
  • Twilight of the Thundergod