“Heavy Metal Movies” Book Pre-Orders Now Open! Invasion of 666+ Zombie/Demon/Viking/Guitar Films!‏

Bazillion Points Books is proud to announce the May 2014 release of HEAVY METAL MOVIES, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden [ISBN 978-1-935950-06-6]. Lavishly illustrated, gruesomely executed, and featuring well over 1000 of the most intense and headbanging movies ever produced, HEAVY METAL MOVIES is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience. Pre-orders are now available, and will ship in may with bonus fabric patch and artisan barf bag!

Years in the making, HEAVY METAL MOVIES is an apocalyptic overview of a century of loud, inspiring, groundbreaking, taboo, revolutionary, disgusting, and uplifting cinema fused at the roots to the DNA of heavy metal and its million offshoots. What began as a simple quest to identify the 666 heaviest films of all time exploded in the hands of Mike McPadden (Esquire, Penthouse) into an overwhelming bible of apocalyptic slasher festivals and full metal worship.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett jams with Death Angel @ Fear FestEvil

Lifelong horror enthusiast and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joined Death Angel on stage last night (Saturday, February 8) at his first annual horror convention, dubbed Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to perform the Black Sabbath classic “Heaven And Hell” and the Metallica song “Trapped Under Ice”. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Todd Owens).

Hammett’s relationship with Death Angel goes back more than two decades, when the Metallica guitarist produced Death Angel ‘s 1986 demo, “Kill As One”.

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil kicked off on Thursday (February 6) and lasted through Saturday (February 8), and Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio what he envisioned for it. “I’ve gone to San Diego Comic-Con, and I was just struck by how all it really is is a bunch of stuff to look at and a bunch of stuff to buy,” he said. “What I wanted to do with my convention is I wanted it to be an experience, you know. I wanted it to be interactive, I wanted it to have ambiance and atmosphere, and I wanted it to be unique and thrilling, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL included additional musical performances by Nuclear Blast artists Carcass, Exodus (featuring a guest appearance by Hammett) and Orchid.

Hammett was a member of Exodus ‘ original lineup before replacing Dave Mustaine in Metallica in 1983. In fact, Hammett was not only the person who came up with the Exodus name, but also the first from the band to meet original Exodus singer Paul Baloff and brought him into the group.

Visit www.FEARFESTEviL.com for the latest information on horror’s newest and coolest fan convention. (Blabbermouth)

JIMI HENDRIX’S RECORD COLLECTION

JIMI HENDRIX’S RECORD COLLECTION

A fascinating look at what Jimi Hendrix was listening to at home can be seen at the Record Mecca blog. A collector acquired several of Jimi’s “well loved” (i.e. played to shit) albums in an auction from Kathy Etchingham, Jimi’s longtime girlfriend:

I thought people might enjoy knowing—and seeing—what Jimi was listening to during his London years. The collection I purchased included Jimi’s copies of these albums:

Robert Johnson “King of the Delta Blues Singers”; Muddy Waters “The Real Folk Blues”; John Lee Hooker “Drifting Blues”; Wes Montgomery “A Day In The Life”; The Roland Kirk Quartet “Rip, Rig and Panic”; Ravi Shankar “India’s Master Musician” and “Portrait of a Genius”; The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Electric Ladyland”; The Dream “Get Dreamy”; Howlin Wolf “The Howlin’ Wolf Album” and “Moanin’ In The Moonlight”; Bob Dylan “Greatest Hits” and “Highway 61 Revisited”; Elmore James “Memorial Album”; James Brown “Showtime”; Clara Ward “Gospel Concert”; Acker Bilk “Lansdowne Folio”; The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” Various “Chicago The Blues Today”; Various “American Folk Blues Festival ‘66” and Bill Cosby “Revenge.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammet performs with Exodus @ Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL

Lifelong horror enthusiast and METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett joined his former band EXODUS on stage last night (Friday, February 7) at his first annual horror convention, dubbed Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to perform the EXODUS song “Piranha” and the BLUE ÖYSTER CULT classic “Godzilla”. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Todd Owens).

Hammett was a member of EXODUS’ original lineup before replacing Dave Mustaine in METALLICA in 1983. In fact, Hammett was not only the person who came up with the EXODUS name, but also the first from the band to meet original EXODUS singer Paul Baloff and brought him into the group.

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil kicked off on Thursday (February 6) and lasts through Saturday (February 8), and Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio what he envisioned for it. “I’ve gone to San Diego Comic-Con, and I was just struck by how all it really is is a bunch of stuff to look at and a bunch of stuff to buy,” he said. “What I wanted to do with my convention is I wanted it to be an experience, you know. I wanted it to be interactive, I wanted it to have ambiance and atmosphere, and I wanted it to be unique and thrilling, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL will include additional musical performances by Nuclear Blast artists CARCASS, DEATH ANGEL and ORCHID.

Hammett’s relationship with DEATH ANGEL goes back more than two decades, when the METALLICA guitarist produced DEATH ANGEL’s 1986 demo, “Kill As One”.

Blabbermouth

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEEN Pays Tribute To AC/DC’s Bon Scott In Perth By Playing ‘Highway To Hell’!

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEEN AND THE E STREET BAND played the third of three shows in Perth, Australia tonight (February 8th) at the Perth Arena and paid tribute to local boy and AC/DC legend Bon Scott (his hometown of Fremantle is 15 minutes outside of Perth) by performing the staple ‘Highway To Hell’! BWBK

MASS INFECTION Return with “For I Am Genocide” April 1 on Comatose Music‏

Greek death dealers MASS INFECTION prepares to dominate the death metal scene in 2014 with their new, highly-anticipated full-length album, For I Am Genocide. This is the follow up to their 2009 release The Age of Recreation.

MASS INFECTION has crushed skulls with their precision brutality since 2003. They have certainly proven to be a supreme force with their skillful and technical style of catchy death metal. Mass Infection is strongly influenced by bands like Deeds of Flesh, Hate Eternal and Severe Torture… so you can expect a blistering assault of barbaric insanity!

1. Praised By All the Entities
2. The Scourge of Living Forms
3. Hierarchy of the Highest Abomination
4. Beholding the Throne
5. Unearthly Legion
6. Maelstrom of Endless Suffering
7. Beyond Perpetuation
8. Nihilism Reigns
9. The Genocide Revealed