New Video Of Iced Earth Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below, watch ICED EARTH perform Great Heathen Army. Burning Times & Dystopia @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California…. March 7th, 2018 with Kill Ritual, Graveshadow and Sanctuary.

ICED EARTH Performs In Sacramento During 'Incorruptible' Tour (Video)

Katie of the WSOU radio station recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH leader and guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On various lineup changes in ICED EARTH over the years:

Jon: “There’s been a lot of amazing talent in the band through the years. But it’s one thing to have great talent, and then it’s another thing… sometimes you have great chemistry, but maybe the talent isn’t all there that you really need to fulfill the ideas and to bring it to the maximum. The one thing I love about the lineup now is it’s got it all. The chemistry… We hang out together on the bus when we’re rolling down the road. Nobody’s staring at their phones, like iPhone zombies, and we’re not watching movies or playing video games. We end up hanging out together and talking the whole night, and we do that whenever we’re together, we’re having dinner together. It’s really a brotherhood. So it’s awesome. I don’t expect or want any changes.”

On having some of his lyrics censored in order to get them played on certain radio stations:

Jon: “I’m not a fan of censorship at all, because I’m very much a First Amendment guy. And I think it’s weird that that would even be a topic in America; I don’t think it should be. I mean, I guess there’s a double-edged sword to that. We’ve played in China, and before we went to China — I guess it was on the ‘Dystopia’ world tour; we did Shanghai and Beijing — and before the government would issue our visas to get into the country, they had to look at the lyrics of the setlist that we were gonna perform. And the crazy thing that the only thing that was remotely against authoritarianism in that setlist was the song ‘V’, and we were wondering if that was gonna actually cause us to have a problem. But we put it in there and they were okay with that one. I mean, it isn’t blatantly saying, ‘Rise up and overthrow your tyrannical government,’ but it is kind of saying that. [Laughs] I’m not a fan of censorship. I’m a freedom guy. I’m very much a libertarian type. I’m an American first. I don’t play the divide-and-conquer game of the parties. I believe in freedom and personal responsibility — pretty much the stuff our founders stood for that seems to have been lost in the mire in the last century especially. That’s just where I stand; let’s put it that way.”

SANCTUARY – Entire Sacramento Show Posted.

In the video below check out Sanctuary’s complete March 7th show in Sacramento, CA at Ace Of Spades. Continue reading “SANCTUARY – Entire Sacramento Show Posted.”

Trauma Announce Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates

In the video below Trauma featuring current and former members of Dublin Death Patrol, Testament & Danzig lay waste to 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 midwestern dates have also been added.
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
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 Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.).

New Full Set Of Tyrannocannon Live in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

In the video below Tyrannocannon lay waste to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Founded by Flint Marshall, Steve Boyd, and Aaron in 2016. After Writing 2 songs Joel Barrera joined and started contributing to the writing process. Each member brings experience from various local acts such as Wastewalker, Pyschosomatic, Wurm Flesh, Soma Ras, Garey Busey Amber Alert, THEND, Cyanide Era, and Bi Polar.

New Full Set Of Municipal Waste Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below Municipal Waste perform @ Den Of Sin in Sacramento, California 02/24/18 with Isotope, Solanum & Demon Hammer.

Adult Swim presents Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular tour began last week at Neumos in Seattle, WA. The 13-city metal tour is in support of the new season of Adult Swim’s animated series, Mr. Pickles. Veteran thrashers Exodus and comparatively newer thrashers Municipal Waste will join the tour dates. To get tickets and schedule, please visit Adult Swim Presents.

Along with enjoying face melting guitar riffs, fans attending the Thrash-tacular Metal Tour can take photos in the Mr. Pickles hellacious dog house, purchase exclusive Mr. Pickles merchandise and receive free Adult Swim swag. The tour continues Adult Swim’s commitment to bringing vibrant and impactful experiences directly to its fans.

Equipped with crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, speed metal masters MUNICIPAL WASTE released their highly anticipated sixth album, Slime And Punishment, last June via Nuclear Blast. . The album secured the band its highest first week sales as well as landed on several Billboard charts.

Reamaning dates for Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste are:

2/25/2018 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/26/2018 House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
2/27/2018 House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA
3/01/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2018 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/04/2018 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Rock & Roll Hotel DC – Washington, D.C.
3/07/2018 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/08/2018 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/09/2018 The National – Richmond, VA
3/10/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

MUNICIPAL WASTE are also playing the following headlining shows:
2/24/2018 Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA
3/03/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE

EXMORTUS announce European and UK tour dates with OBITUARY

In the video below Exmortus rage @ Blue Lamp Sacramento, December 4th, 2017 with their brothers in Warbringer, Solanum Thrash & Blessed Curse…

On the heels of their North American run with SABATON and KREATOR; SoCal bred neoclassical heavy metal outfit EXMORTUS have been announced as the direct support band for OBITUARY’s upcoming European tour!

“We’re beyond excited to tour with the legendary Obituary in Europe! Stoked to shred overseas again!” states EXMORTUS frontman, Conan.

EXMORTUS recently wrapped up the recording for their 5th full length with producer Zack Ohren, who has worked with the band on their last two releases. More information will be made available on that album shortly. The band has spent the last 2 years on the road, touring with acts including Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Marty Friedman, Enforcer, Warbringer, Entombed A.D., Holy Grail and  Cauldron – just to name a few.

EXMORTUS European & UK tour dates w/ OBITUARY
Mar 03, 2018 – Luxor Koln, Germany
Mar 04, 2018 – Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
Mar 06, 2018 – Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 07, 2018 – The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 08, 2018 – Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 09, 2018 – O2 Institute2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 10, 2018 – ULU Live at Student Central London, United Kingdom
Mar 12, 2018 – Universum Stuttgart, Germany
Mar 13, 2018 – ​Zoom Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Mar 14, 2018 – Le Trabendo Paris, France
Mar 16, 2018 – CCO DE Villeurbanne Villeurbanne, France
Mar 17, 2018 – Le Noumatrouff Mulhouse, France
Mar 18, 2018 – Feierwerk / Hansa 39 München, Germany
Mar 19, 2018 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 20, 2018 – Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Mar 22, 2018 – Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
Mar 23, 2018 – Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Mar 24, 2018 – Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany
Mar 25, 2018 – ​Logo Hamburg, Germany
Mar 27, 2018 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 28, 2018 – Fryshuset Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 29, 2018 – Inferno Festival Oslo, Norway*
Mar 30, 2018 – Sticky Fingers Göteborg, Sweden
Apr 01, 2018 – Paaspop Festival Schijndel, Netherlands*

Watch Flaw’s Entire Performance In Sacramento, California

In the video below, watch Flaw perform @ Holy Diver in Sacramento, California 02/20/18 with Zero Client, The Crowned, Blacklight District & Decipher.

In 2015, Louisville, Kentucky-based rock/metal act, Flaw, inked a worldwide deal with Pavement Entertainment. The band released “Divided We Fall” in April 2016. This release marked the band’s first album since 2004’s Endangered Species.

“Completely stoked about joining the Pavement roster! The label is run by people who understand the rock world and what it takes to succeed. It’s a perfect situation for us and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!”, comments Flaw vocalist Chris Volz.

Formed in 1996 by guitarist Jason Daunt and vocalist Chris Volz, Flaw released two major label albums, Through The Eyes (2001) and Endangered Species (2004) on Universal/Republic Records. Breakups, lineup changes, and internal strife plagued the band for the rest of the decade. The band fully reunited in 2013, and as of 2015 they are back together with three of their core members and stronger than ever before. The band welcomes 2016 with a fresh outlook, new label, and new album that their rabid diehard fan base has been eagerly awaiting.