Gin Wigmore Premieres Official Video For “Dirty Mercy.

Today, New Zealand artist Gin Wigmore premiered her official video for her latest single ‘Dirty Mercy,’ the first track and video from her highly anticipated forthcoming album due for release in 2017.

Gin explains, “I made sure I came out swinging with this one. I had always wanted to write a song with this sort of energy. A little trashy, kinda pissed off, whilst still retaining my love for a solid melody. Dirty Mercy is a song that really represented where my head was at when I first began this venture into my next album.”

“Dirty Mercy” was written and recorded in LA and was co-written with Marc Orrell (Dropkick Murphys) and Steve Rusch (Blood To Bone, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar). As per her award winning third album “Blood to Bone”, which featured the stunning singles “Written In The Water” and “New Rush”, Gin once again stepped into the role of co-producer of her new release working with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Rusch.


11/19 – Corona Capital Festival – Mexico City

11/23 – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA

11/25 – The Social – Orlando, FL

11/26 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

11/28 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA

11/29 – New Breckland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

12/02 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN

12/03 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO

12/05 – Deluxe @ Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN

12/06 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH

12/07 – The Club @ Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

12/09 – The Hollow – Albany, NY

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Power Trip on tour w/ Napalm Death and The Black Dahlia Murder ‘Nightmare Logic’ coming 2017 on Southern Lord

Following their recent tour with Madball, and performances at Mexico’s Off Limits Festival and Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest, POWER TRIP prepares to head back out on the road next week, joining the likes of Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and more.
Additionally, POWER TRIP has completed the anxiously anticipated full-length follow-up to their 2013-released Manifest Decimation LP, and is preparing to assault the masses with Nightmare Logic in early 2017, once again through Southern Lord. Stand by for more info on the upcoming album in the coming days.
Next week will see POWER TRIP touring the eastern half of the US, as they meet up with the current tour featuring Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Abnormality, playing shows in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Greensboro, Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas between November 12th and 21st. Pig Destroyer will also play the Baltimore, Boston, and New York shows.
POWER TRIP Live Dates:
11/12: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA #
11/13: Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD *
11/14: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
11/15:Les Poisson Rouge – New York, NY *
11/16: Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC #
11/17: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA #
11/19: Numbers – Houston, TX #
11/20: Red Box – San Antonio, TX #
11/21: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX #
# – w/ Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
* – w/ Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Abnormality
Since the release of Manifest Decimation in mid-2013, POWER TRIP has become an underground staple in the US metal/hardcore scenes, the album unloading a caustic, stomping brew of old-school crossover, unloaded through merciless tones, presented with relentless energy. The band has toured relentlessly across the planet with the likes of Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Negative Approach, Turnstile, Backtrack, Mizery, Eyehategod, Foreseen HKI, Bane, Off!, and having performed with literally countless others, in addition to pummeling audiences at major festivals all over the US, Europe, and beyond.

Scott Shiflett of Face To Face Interviewed @ Aftershock 2016

“I dropped out of high school with a bass in my hand” Scott Shiflett of Face To Face

Metal Correspondent Gene Gaona of Capital Chaos TV wraps of his interview with Scott Shiflett of Face To Face @ Aftershock Festival 2016 October 23rd, 2016 – Sacramento, California,

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK made its triumphant return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 22 & 23, celebrating its fifth year with a sold-out crowd of 50,000 over two days in California’s capital city. With 35 bands on three stages, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK’s genre-spanning lineup was packed with rock and metal legends, newcomers, and rising stars. Fans were treated to a rare U.S. festival performance from Tool on Saturday, an electrifying festival-closing set from Avenged Sevenfold on Sunday, plus Slayer, Korn, Primus, Disturbed, Puscifer, Meshuggah, and many more.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Chicago Open Air, Houston Open Air, and more.

Sponsors for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK included: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light, The Music Experience, El Jimador Tequila, Keep Golf Metal, Sound Exchange, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, KHTK, 98Rock, California Finest, Dimple Records, Juxtapoz, SoHo Concessions and more.

Test Your Metal Records Signs Signs Vancouver Thrashers Terrifier

Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce its next signing of Vancouver, BC thrashers TERRIFIER for the release of their next album ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ set to be released in January 2017.  The release will be the follow up to their previously unleashed 2013’s Metal or Death (EP) and 2012’s Destroyers of the Faith. The thrashers have already set their scene ablaze sharing the stage with such as bands as Havok, Destruction, Exmortus, Anvil, 3 inches of blood, Holy Grail, Dismembered, Suffocation, Into Eternity, Striker, Ghost Ship Octaivius, Crowbar, Cauldron, Cryptopsy and Battlecross.

TYM founder Grant Truesdell comments:

“Get ready for some of the best thrash metal and virtuoso shredding I’ve heard in a long time! Terrifier are paving the way for the ‘New Wave of Thrash Destruction’. Be prepared for some in your face, balls to the wall thrash metal!!”

Sacramento’s Korean Fire Drill To Release New Album At The End Of November

Created by members of some of Sacramento’s hardest working local bands, Korean Fire Drill (because Chinese was already taken), also known as KFD, started off as 3 guys jamming out their first 3 songs on the first day they met. Coining the band’s name along with the motto HALFASS IS BADASS, KFD had immediately and unknowingly set out to become California’s go to Comedy Hard Rock act.
KFD released their debut, full length album, rightfully titled Halfass Is Badass in 2014. Every song has the appearance of an excellent “rock out” song until you actually look at the lyrics and see what they’re really talking about; songs about temples to simply damaging your manhood in your zipper.
Two years into their adventure KFD recruited local veteran Lydia Gavinto be their 4th member, and on many occasions KFD also recruits Go Go Dancer Chelsea Boac to dance it out during their sets. Every show KFD puts on is a new adventure, since every time they go on stage they utilize different costume themes and props; they’ve gone on as Ghostbusters, Nuns, Average Joes Gym, Mario Bros, South Park, and many more.
KFD is getting ready to release their sophomore, self produced, album More Badass Than Half Ass, featuring 8 explosive and diverse originals, 4 fantastic covers/remakes, 12 skits, and 1 secret track, all complete with artwork to fit by the band as well. Leading the charge, unexpectedly, is their Hard Rock charged rendition of Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love”. Once again, not realizing they’re doing it, KFD is about to embark on conquering the U.S and beyond. KFD is always a very upbeat, powerful, and party filled band great for stages large and small.

New Years Day at Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

New Years Day led by the charming and last remaining original member Ashley Costello returned to Sacramento this weekend to a floor capacity crowd as part of a package that included headliners Crown The Empire, Bless The Fall and new up and comers Light The Sky and Too Close To Touch.

New Years Day is an American rock band formed in 2005 in Anaheim, California. After building a reputation through promotion on the social networking website MySpace, the band released their debut EP in 2006. Their debut album My Dear followed in 2007. The band’s second full length effort, Victim to Villain came out nearly six years after their debut. Their third album, Malevolence was released on October 2, 2015. It peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200, the band’s highest charting.



New Years Day led by the charming and last remaining original member Ashley Costello returned to Sacramento this weekend to a floor capacity crowd as part of a package that included headliners Crown The Empire, Bless The Fall and new up and comers Light The Sky and Too Close To Touch. It was the fourth day of The Retrograde Tour and the band were happy to be back at the Ace of Spades where they have a frantic following. Opening the set with the first track Kill or Be Killed off their new Century Media Records album Malevolence, they had their young soldiers in a raised cellphone camera frenzy.



It was the first Sacramento appearance of new members Joshua Ingram and Frankie Sil who put in a rousing acrobatic performance. The rest of the set included gems from the last two record which the fans were more than happy to hear live. A long line of fans eagerly waiting at the merch booth following their performance, to meet the group, buy goods and take pictures with their idols was a good sign of a well received set. See below for remaining tour dates.

Nov-8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex –
Nov-9 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall –
Nov-11 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater –
Nov-12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room –
Nov-13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge –
Nov-14 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom –
Nov-16 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre –
Nov-18 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House –
Nov-19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall –
Nov-20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium –
Nov-21 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage –
Nov-22 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza –
Nov-23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts –
Nov-25 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club –
Nov-26 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Live –
Nov-27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven) –
Nov-29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution –
Nov-30 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum –
Dec-2 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar –
Dec-3 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall –
Dec-4 – Dallas, TX @ The Door –

Nov-26 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Live –
Nov-27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven) –
Nov-29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution –
Nov-30 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum –
Dec-2 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar –
Dec-3 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall –
Dec-4 – Dallas, TX @ The Door –

Moscow Power Thrashers Distant Sun to Release ‘Into the Nebula’

Moscow Power Thrashers DISTANT SUN will release their sophomore full-length album Into the Nebula digitally on November 18 via Metalism Records. The album will also be released as a deluxe digipak CD in December. The CD version comes with bonus track “Who’s to Blame,” a fun musical departure that has more in common with classics like “Dr. Feelgood” and “Kickstart My Heart.”

Following 2015 debut Dark Matter, the new album features a lethal combination of traditional European metal and American style aggression. The lyrics deal with the famous sci-fi and fantasy sagas of Frank Herbert’s Dune and  J.R.R.Martin’s A Game of Thrones,  as well as D&D, and Magic: The Gathering (tabletop games).  Into the Nebula is sure to appeal to fans of MEGADETH, ANNIHILATOR, ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN.

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