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Coast To Coast: Sacramento, California To Richmond, Virginia

It’s me again, Nikki Knight your reviewer of all underground local music from both my home towns Sacramento CA and Richmond. When I’m not being sent to shows I like to go on my own and support my local bands just like I did back home in California. This time in my Coast to Coast review we will he discussing a hardcore power/memeviolence band and a slam band of apes that would slam you into oblivion.

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The aggression and the high voltage energy of Grindcore and Power violence, Slam Metal has been a big part of what attracts me to go see shows. D Beat blasts, and thrashy crowd killing riffs and all the different mixes punk and metal and thrash an in a fascinating way. Yes both are similar and both are different but in all the same the pits kick your ass! Well this time I’m here to bring you the best from Sac and RVA

Now these kids are very dear to my heart. When I first started booking shows, I was in awe of their filthy and offensive lyrics, their extreme, aggressive sound and the sheer insanity, they bring to any show they are on, made me proud to be their punk Mama. Alcoholic Sex Detonation. They are memeviolence and powerviolence and they are fucked up. They induce a riot like pit, that hurdles people into walls, and have people laughing due to the silliness and the depravity in their song titles and jokes. Their Lyrics are pretty messed up to but in just the right way. Their sound is amazing! Perfect vocals awesome riffs, and killer drums that may or may not split you in two. Their album It’s Not Rape If It’s Dead is one of my all time favorites. Not only do they have a great sound, but they have hilarious sound bites and skits, that can make you shit yourself if your not prepared. unfortunately they have been on hiatus. Still check out their facebook page and bandcamp so you can experience the awesomeness of ASD.

Now in RVA, we have an outbreak of killer apes that love to SLAM. BananaSlama is a band of 4 apes that somehow possess the power of slam metal. Their hardcore slam sound, crushes you as these apes scream, growl and make monkey noise. They speak English but sing in Simeon, but the music is killer, the monkey vocals are powerful and funny at the same time. You should not miss a live show, because they tear it up more than King Kong tears up a city.

Please checkout their Facebook page here and like, share and comment on this article and tell us who we should review next as I take both of my lovely cities ,Sacramento CA and Richmond VA, and expose them to music from both coasts. Please continue reading for more hardcore music news reviews and updates

New Entire Performance Video Of Tombs Live In Crockett, California

Video of TOMBS’s entire Crockett, California performance can be seen below. Brooklyn, New York’s TOMBS are currently on a near-three-week run of US dates supporting Crowbar. The trek began on November 11th and runs through December 1st, the band’s latest trek follows their recent mini tour with 1349 and labelmates Goatwhore leading to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Additional support will be provided by Incite and Tricounty Terror on select shows. See all remaining dates below.
TOMBS w/ Crowbar, Incite:

11/20/2017 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/21/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/24/2017 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO ^

11/25/2017 Lucky’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE ^
11/26/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA ^
11/27/2017Reggie’s – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^
11/28/2017 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH ^
11/29/2017 Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN ^
11/30/2017 The Outpost – Kent, OH ^
12/01/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN ^
^ w/ Crowbar, Incite, Tricounty Terror

DUST BOLT To Join “The Battle Of The Bays” Tour With Exodus and Obituary

German power four-piece DUST BOLT released their third album Mass Confusion in July 2016 via Napalm Records.  (Order Here)
After some flight delays and visa issues, DUST BOLT will finally travel to North America for the first time ever and join Obituary and Exodus on the “The Battle of the Bays” Tour.  DUST BOLT will join the tour tomorrow September 27th in Columbus, OH and will take part in the remainder of the tour, which runs through October 15th in Baton Rouge, LA.
The guys cannot wait to start the tour:
“Guess who´s back? Presumed dead almost smashed but we have been resurrected and back on track. We are stoked to finally join the “The Battle of the Bays” Tour and get our asses over to the United States to support one of the craziest and best lineups we have seen in a while! Obituary, Exodus, Power Trip and DUST BOLT will kick ass all together on the second half of the tour, starting in Columbus Ohio on September 27th. We had some really bad luck with cancelled flights and multiple visa issues – BUT all of that does not matter anymore, because we have never been so ready to get out on tour and play some fucking music! United States, Battle of the Bays – here we come! Expect more than 300 percent each night. This tour is a dream come true for us. We have nothing to lose, but tons of energy to give. Check out the tour dates, catch us live, bring a friend and prepare to get smashed.”
It’s only been six years since Southern Germans DUST BOLT won the W:O:A Metal Battle 2011 – six years the band has used to transform themselves from hot newcomers into national thrash heroes with their debut Violent Demolition! These Bay Area aficionados dropped their third full length Mass Confusion in July 2016. Relentless touring plus constant fine-tuning of the typical DUST BOLT sound have finally paid off: the old school songwriting is focused and free of ballast weight, yet despite all the rage and aggression there is still plenty of breathing space for melodic guitar work, gang shouts and ten ton grooves.
Dust Bolt W/Obituary, Exodus and Powertrip
9/27: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
9/28: Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
9/29: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/1: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/3: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/4: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
10/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
10/8: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/10: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/11: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/12: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/14: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
10/15: Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theater +
10/16: Gainesville, FL @ High Dive +
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In This Moment at Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California

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In This Moment courtesy of Scott Martin 11/27/13 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California On tour supporting their first gold album, Blood, In This Moment delivered a tremendous performance at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California.  

Hatchet Perform Classics In Sacramento, California

Hatchet perform their smash hits “In Fear We Trust” & “Signals Of Infection”  @ Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, California 10/01/16

Hatchet is an American thrash metal band from San Francisco , California that was founded in of 2006.
The band was formed in 2005 by guitarist Julz Ramos and drummer Dave “Slave” value. This was followed by weekly samples in which they could develop the first songs. A short time later came guitarist Sterling “McFly” Bailey to fill. After a few more samples came as a singer Marcus “Tormentor” churches to tape. Although the band had not yet found a suitable bassist, they already played the first concerts throughout California. Later came as bassist Kirchen’s longtime friend Lou “Sheepdog” Bianco joined the band. Now with full band, the group played more gigs in the San Francisco Bay Area .

Suicidal Tendencies Perform Classics At X Fest in Stockton California

Suicidal Tendencies perform their chart topping scorchers “Possessed To Skate/I Saw Your Mommy/ War Inside My Head/Subliminal” @ X Fest – Stockton, California August 20th, 2016

ST will also be playing Riot Fest Denver September 2nd…
Ozzfest September 24th and the next leg of the Megadeth tour starting September 22 in Las Vegas.
And here’s the first list of some of the upcoming ST headline shows for the “World Gone Mad” tour.
September 23 Fresno- STrummers
Oct 18 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Thu/Oct-20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri/Oct-21 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Sat/Oct-22 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Sun/Oct-23 Sauget, IL Pops
Tue/Oct-25 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Wed/Oct-26 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Thu/Oct-27 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
Sat/Oct-29 Farmington, NM Top Deck
Sun/Oct-30 Tucson, AZ Club X

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FALLUJAH release music video clip for “Abandon”‏

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Progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH, have released a video clip for the for the track “Abandon”,

 The song comes from their upcoming third full-length album, Dreamless, which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The clip was shot and directed by Robert Graves (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABYSMAL DAWN).
“Abandon”, “The Void Alone” and “Scar Queen” are now available as an instant gratification track when you pre-order Dreamless now via iTunes.
Dreamless was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITYSUFFOCATIONALLSHALL PERISHDECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBALCORPSEWHITECHAPEL, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) in Orlando, FL at Audiohammer. Cover art was created by Peter Mohrbacher. The album features guest vocal appearances by Tori Letzler, Mike Semeskyand Katie Thompson and a guest guitar solo by Tymon Kruidenier (ex-Cynic, Exivious).
Pre-order your copy of Dreamless from http://nblast.de/FJDreamlessNB and www.indiemerch.com/fallujah.
Dreamless track list:
1. Face Of Death
2. Adrenaline
3. The Void Alone
4. Abandon
5. Scar Queen
6. Dreamless
7. The Prodigal Son
8. Amber Gaze
9. Fidelio
10. Wind For Wings
11. Les Silences
12. LacunaFALLUJAH caused quite a stir in the music world with the release of their latest album, The Flesh Prevails. It topped several “best of 2014” lists in not only the metal world, but in the progressive music community as well and won over scores of new fans with their fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal!

FALLUJAH’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music, has helped them build their own die-hard fan-base from the ground-up through several releases; 2009’s Leper Colony EP, 2011’s The Harvest Wombs LP, Nomadic EP in 2013, and most recently their critically acclaimed album The Flesh Prevails.

“Unhallowed Resurrection MMXVI Tour”
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, FALLUJAH, DISENTOMB
04-26-16               Tallahassee, FL  – 926 Lounge (formally Pug’s)
04-27-16               Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04-28-16               Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
04-29-16               Houston, TX – Eastdown
04-30-16               Austin, TX – Mohawk
05-01-16               Lubbock, TX – Jakes
05-03-16               Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue
05-04-16               Tucson, AZ – The Rock
05-05-16               Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05-06-16               Las Vegas, NV – Divebar
05-07-16               Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
05-08-16               Glendale, CA – The Complex
05-09-16               Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
05-10-16               Fresno, CA – Strummers
05-11-16               San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall
05-12-16               Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
05-13-16               Portland, OR – Analog Theatre
05-14-16               Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
05-15-16               Boise, ID – Mardi Gras
05-16-16               Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
05-18-16               Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
05-20-16               Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05-21-16               Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
05-22-16               Madison, WI – Frequency
05-23-16               Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
05-24-16               St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05-25-16               Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
05-26-16.              Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
05-27-16               Kent, OH – The Outpost
05-28-16               Grand Rapids, MI – Hartland Performance Arts Center

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Black Crown Initiate Announce New LP Details

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PA beard enthusiasts BLACK CROWN INITIATE today have announced some brand new details surrounding their new release, due out later this year. The band will release Selves We Cannot Forgive on July 22, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The tracklist and visually mindbending cover art created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Avenged Sevenfold) is also being revealed today. “We’ve been through a great deal as a band since our last release,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “We’ve grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one.”

Recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Texas In July, From Ashes To New) at Atrium Audio Recording Studio’s in Lancaster PA, Selves We Cannot Forgive will be the follow up to the buzzworthy debut LP The Wreckage of Stars released at the end of 2014. The Wreckage of Stars also propelled the band into the international touring act it is today. BCI quickly found themselves on the road with the likes of Behemoth, Deicide, Napalm Death and Voivod.

Selves We Can Not Forgive, the band’s sophomore album with Entertainment One, is a lean and focused collection that jettisons the extraneous fat found too often within ambitious metal bands, striking a balance between fearless adventurousness and methodical might. It follows The Wreckage of Stars, which together with their self-financed Song of the Crippled Bull EP introduced Black Crown Initiate’s unapologetic exploration of everything from Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Sophist Gorgias to Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous mysticism, with a pragmatic skepticism.

Thomas continues on their new release, “we feel it is a more than fitting next chapter for the band; one that we are truly proud and excited to enter. We hope you all enjoy it too. See you on the road!”

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Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like “A Great Mistake,” “The Fractured One,” and “Withering Waves” are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive. As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.

4/29/2016 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
4/30/2016 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
5/1/2016  – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
5/2/2016 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
5/3/2016 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
5/4/2016 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
5/5/2016 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
5/8/2016 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
5/10/2016 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7
5/11/2016 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
5/12/2016 – Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
5/13/2016 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
5/14/2016 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
5/15/2016 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
5/17/2016 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
5/18/2016 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
5/20/2016 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
5/21/2016 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
5/23/2016 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
5/25/2016 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
5/26/2016 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5/27/2016 – Knoxville, TN – The International
5/28/2016 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
5/29/2016 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear North American Assault Begins April 26th

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On April 26th, the creators of Cinematic Metal, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, will embark on the highly anticipated 2016 North American Co-Headlining tour with German power metallers, PRIMAL FEAR. The tour launches in Hartford at the Websters Theater, hits four Canadian cities as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, before concluding at Mod Club in Toronto, Canada.

“We are all extremely excited and looking forward to playing a memorable show in NEW YORK on April 28, 2016”, commented Luca Turilli. “It will be a true honor to co-headline that special evening with our friends of PRIMAL FEAR. And that will be just the beginning, as the two bands will bring their glorious music across US from the east to the west coast. Many more dates will be announced in 10 days. Stay tuned!”

The band will tour in support of their latest album, Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus released by Nuclear Blast.

Dates for the 2016 LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY and PRIMAL FEAR co-headlining tour are:
4/26/2016  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
4/28/2016  Stage 48 – New York City, NY
4/29/2016  Altar Bar – Pittsburgh. PA 
4/30/2016  Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
5/01/2016  Token Longue – Detroit, MI
5/03/2016  Concord Music HallChicago –
5/04/2016  Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/05/2016  Granada Theater – Kansas City, MO
5/06/2016  Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
5/08/2016  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/09/2016  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
5/11/2016  The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
5/12/2016  The Grove – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2016  LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2016  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/15/2016  Club Red – Phoenix, AZ 
5/17/2016  Trees – Dallas, TX
5/18/2016  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/20/2016  The Haven – Orlando, FL 
5/21/2016  Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/22/2016  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/24/2016  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
5/25/2016  Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY 
5/26/2016  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/28/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/30/2016  Club Soda – Montreal,QC 
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5/31/2016  Imperial – Quebec City, QC CANADA
6/01/2016  Mod Club –
Toronto, ON CANADA

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Sacramento Punk Legends Twitch Angry Interviewed In Sacramento, California

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Lance TwitchAngry Shults of Twitch Angry shares his love for law enforcement and other hot and tasty goodies with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV @ The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California….be sure to catch the band on their upcoming tour with Richie Ramone of the Ramones