Watch Video of CRO-MAGS Entire Sacramento Performance

In the video below CRO-MAGS perform their classics @ at The Blue Lamp in Sacramento, CA. – November 16th, 2019.

New Video of METALLICA Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below METALLICA perform their classics “Seek & Destroy” and “Sad But True”@ at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA. – December 7th, 2019.

The setlist on the night was as follows:

“Hardwired”
“Atlas, Rise!”
“Seek & Destroy”
“The Shortest Straw”
“The Unforgiven”
“Now That We’re Dead”
“Confusion”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Whiplash”
“Creeping Death”
“Moth Into Flame”
“Sad But True”
“One”
“Master of Puppets”

Encore:
“Battery”
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Enter Sandman”

New Video of Rebel Holocrons Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below REBEL HOLOCRONS perform their classics @ Blue Lamp– Sacramento, California – December 4th, 2019 on the bill were VIQUEEN,THE LIVING AND DANGER INC. (Filmed by Zoran Theodorovic)

 

King Diamond announces new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Songs For The Dead Live’

On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records. A new video “Sleepless Nights (Live at The Fillmore)” can be seen below.

There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalog is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987’s seminal Abigail in its entirety, and Songs For The Dead Live captures this, twice, and in very different locales. Boasting eighteen songs per set, each of the two shows – Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015 – feature a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks including “Welcome Home,” “Halloween,” and “Eye Of The Witch” before launching into Abigail. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.

Captured on film by director Denise Korycki for Wild Wind Studios, she worked closely with King on every aspect of filming, and throughout the viewer finds themselves front and center as the shows unfold. This includes some inventive camera placement, such as riding in on the back of the wheelchair as it is wheeled out to “Out From The Asylum” at the start of the show, or looking up from the coffin at the commencement of Abigail opener “Funeral”, which adds an extra dimension to proceedings. Naturally, the theatricality that has become synonymous with King Diamond is there in full force, making for an even more immersive experience. The gothic stage set and the participation of actors playing out certain scenes tying into the songs definitely increases the drama and the sense of complete disconnect from the trappings of reality, ensuring that the shows remain riveting from start to finish.

While the setlists are virtually identical, the drastic difference in the two venues make for distinctly different atmospheres. The sweeping, epic scale of Graspop and the virtual sea of baying metalheads makes for a particularly thrilling spectacle, King holding them all in the palm of his hand. The Fillmore show is immediately more intimate, and rather than a mixed bag of metal lovers drunk on a weekend of the heavy stuff, the audience is comprised entirely of the King Diamond devout, screaming back every word, their love for their hero bleeding from every frame. Songs For The Dead Live gives those who missed out on seeing these shows in the flesh a chance to vividly experience them, offering so much deeper an experience than your run of the mill live DVD.

Graspop Metal Meeting track-listing
01. Out from the Asylum
02. Welcome Home
03. Sleepless Nights
04. Halloween
05. Eye of the Witch
06. Melissa
07. Come to the Sabbath
08. Them
09. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

The Fillmore track-listing
01. Out from the Asylum
02. Welcome Home
03. Sleepless Nights
04. Eye of the Witch
05. Halloween
06. Melissa
07. Come to the Sabbath
08. Them
09. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

New Video Of Suffocation Live In Oakland, California

In the videos below watch SUFFOCATION perform their classic tracks “Effigy Of The Forgotten” and “Surgery Of Impalement” at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA on November 4th, 2018. SUFFOCATION recently up their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
“Hello my friends –  so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.

“I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

 

Concert Photo Review: WEDNESDAY 13 – November 23rd 2018

WEDNESDAY 13 recently performed at Holy Diver. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black was there to capture the excitement. The Duke of Spook WEDNESDAY 13, continued to support his highly successful Condolences release by embarking on a North American tour this fall. Several dates included performances with legendary guitarist JOHN 5 and shock-rocker DAVEY SUICIDE

Commented mainman WEDNESDAY:

“We’re really excited to be hitting the road this fall. Doing the first week with JOHN 5 should be nothing short of a MONSTER show, and we’re super stoked. We’re also really excited to be touring Canada, as this will be our first time with this many dates. Looking forward to playing some new places and performing for all of our Canadian fans. We will be wrapping up the tour on the West Coast at the world famous Whisky a Go-Go right before we head to the studio to record the follow up to Condolences. Looking forward to seeing everyone on tour!”

Condolences was released on June 2, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ROB ZOMBIE). Artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).

 

Watch UNEARTH Perform In Sacramento

In the video below UNEARTH perform “My Will Be Done” and other classics @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, California – November 28th, 2018..also on the bill were FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, THE AGONY SCENE & I AM.

UNEARTH released their new album “Extinction(s)” on November 23rd via Century Media Records. In support of the album, UNEARTH hit the road this November with Fit For An Autopsy. The first leg of the tour had The Agony Scene and Traitors rounding out the package. This leg of the tour began tonight with a sold-out show in Brooklyn, NY and ran through November 18th. The second leg of the kicked off November 19th in Cincinnati, OH. Again, they are on the road with Fit For An Autopsy and The Agony Scene. I AM joined the tour on November 23rd. A complete list of remaining dates can be found below.

11/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Union
12/1: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red