An Evening With Dead Meadow – Live Photo and Video Review

Dead Meadow @ The Blue Lamp…courtesy of Zoran Theodorovic


Sacramento, California

Dead Meadow released their new album, The Nothing They Need, on March 2nd, via Xemu Records. Previously, they shared the album’s first single, “Keep Your Head” and also they shared another album stand out, “Nobody Home,” both of which perfectly exemplify the band’s unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitar-fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon’s melodic croon. On a surprise May Day stop to Sacramento, the band hit its groove at the Blue Lamp with a full set of goodness. Pictures below.

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New Video Of The Undead Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below, The Undead featuring former Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele, perform their smash hits @ Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, California April 15th, 2018…also appearing were The Strange Party & Danny Secretion

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The Undead is a punk band formed in 1980 in New Milford, New Jersey by Bobby Steele. They released their first EP, 9 Toes Later, in 1982 on Stiff Records.

From 1989 to 2006 The Undead had numerous releases including 1989’s Act Your Rage. ; Live Slayer and Til Death. In Oct of 2015 the band released the album “The Morgue…The Merrier”. In October 2017, the Undead released the “Having an Undead Summer” EP

Current lineup is
Bobby Steele guitar
Diana Steele guitar
Joe Stoker drums
Jason Fresta bass

New Video Of U.S. Bombs Live In Sacramento, California 04/15/18

In the video below U.S. Bombs perform their smash hits @ Holy Diver in Sacramento, California April 15th, 2018…also appearing were Banger, The Losing Kind & Knocked Up…

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U.S. Bombs are an American punk rock band, formed in 1993 in Orange County, CA. U.S. Bombs consist of vocalist Duane Peters, guitarists Kerry Martinez and Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, bass guitarist Wade Walston and drummer Chip Hanna.

In ’93 Duane Peters left The Exploding Fuck Dolls and teamed up with longtime friend Kerry Martinez to start a new band called U.S. Bombs. The Bombs first release was a double 7″ called “Scouts of America” released in 1994 on Vinyl Dog Records with Duane Peters on vocals, Kerry Martinez on guitar, Steve Reynolds on bass and Benny Rapp III on drums. Next they released their first full length “Put Strength in the Final Blow”. The re-release of their first album contains the 4 songs from “Scouts of America”.

New Video Of Gary Holt of Slayer With John 5 Live In Sacramento, California

Former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 was joined by Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) for a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” during his concert Sunday night (April 15) at Harlow’s in Sacramento, California.

John 5 is touring in support of his concert album, “It’s Alive!”, which came out on January 25. The first live album released by John 5 and THE CREATURES — which includes Ian Ross on bass and Logan Miles Nix on drums — is also the first LP released by John 5 to be made available on vinyl.

Trauma Announce Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates

In the video below, watch TRAUMA perform at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California.  Last year, Bay Area thrash vets TRAUMA announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, TRAUMA are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and mid western dates have also been added.

Listen to TRAUMA’s recently released new track, “The Rage”, produced by guitarist Joe Fraulob, via Soundcloud, or stream the track via Spotify. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming third album, engineered by producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.).

TRAUMA U.S. Tour Dates:

4/13 – Cool, CA @ Cool Beerwerks

4/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ NYDM Spring Bash

4/21 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew

4/22 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

4/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

4/24 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs

4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

4/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

Chart-Topping Heavy Rockers MOTOGRATER Announce Spring and Summer Tour Dates

California-based, Billboard chart-topping hard rockers MOTOGRATER have a packed 2018 ahead of them, following on the heat generated from their long-awaited second album, 2017’s Desolation, released on Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. Most recently, the band announced several spring and summer tour dates, set to begin on May 6 in Las Vegas, NV. The set of dates will run through June 2 in Pipestem, WV when the band performs at Metal in the Mountains. Two more festival dates will follow in mid June and July. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes says, “We are so excited to finally get back on the road! We have a deadly new line-up and are ready to crush the stage every night. C’mon out and witness the beautiful mayhem we will ensue upon the metal masses!”
MOTOGRATER Spring and Summer tour dates:
5/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/7 – Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
5/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
5/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/12 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Gem
5/14 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
5/16 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
5/18 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
5/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/20 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/2 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains
6/16 – Danville, IL @ Slang Metal Fest @ Shovelhead Saloon
7/7 – Muncie, IN @ Mosh Out The Masses @ The Water Bowl

Watch WILL HAVEN’s Entire Show In Sacramento, California

In the video below, watch Will Haven perform at their Sacramento record release show at Holy Diver.

Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal Will Haven  released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, yesterday via minus HEAD Records. Muerte is available via iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp(the track “El Sol” can be streamed via Spotify now here).

Guitarist Jeff Irwin says, “We are beyond excited for everyone to hear this. We worked extremely hard to make this an amazing record. I think it’s safe to safe to say that this is our favorite record we have ever done and we’re excited to finally share it with the world. It’s meant to be listened to very loudly… enjoy.”

Will Haven breathe entire new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. Throughout 2017, the members of Will Haven secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).