VITRIOL Guitarist/Vocalist Kyle Rasmussen Interviewed

Death metal trio Vitriol brought their pummeling live show to Sacramento on December 19th at Holy Diver with Cattle Decapitation. The band were touring in support of their debut album To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice (September 6th), which was released to rave reviews. Check out Aldo Guzman chatting with Kyle Rasmussen below. Continue reading

Concert Photo Review: At The Gates @ The Warfield – San Francisco, California

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just wrapped a North American tour with Amon Amarth. The band were joined by labelmates Arch Enemy and Grand Magus for the massive all Swedish tour. Continue reading

Concert Photo Review: Lacuna Coil @ UC Theatre – Berkeley, California

Italian Alt-Metal superstars Lacuna Coil opened their set with Blood, Tears, Dust and played fan favorites like Spellbound, Our Truth and of course the last song of their set “Nothing Stands in Our Way” had some of the hardcore fans singing along with teary eyes. Continue reading

Wilson Releases New Tasty Nasty Tuesday Episode

Wilson have just released their newest Tasty Nasty Tuesday
experience. This week’s experience is a tribute video dedicated to Wilson guitarist, Kyle Landry, who just played his last show with the band at RiffFest. Watch the video below.

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Tribulation Reveal New Album, “Down Below” Out January 26 via Century Media Records

“Down Below” is the title of TRIBULATION’s much anticipated upcoming studio album, which is set to be released on Century Media Records on January 26, 2018.


Preceding the album release, TRIBULATION are issuing a brand-new 7” EP on December 22 entitled “Lady Death”. The EP will include the album’s debut track, “Lady Death”, as well as the B-side piece entitled “Skärselden”. This fine item comes adorned by beautiful artwork (as seen above) crafted by TRIBULATION guitarist Jonathan Hultén and is limited to 1500 copies worldwide in the following versions, available for pre-order starting TODAY:

Black vinyl: limited to 700 copies, available at various mailorder stores
Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s mailorder
Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 200 copies, sold by Tribulation on their upcoming tours
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various mailorder stores
Dark-green vinyl: limited to 300 copies, available at Tribulation’s band store via King’s Road.

Pre- order here or here.


Aborted launch brand new video for “Divine Impediment,” pre-order for ‘Retrogore’ now available worldwide‏


Hello tortured world… are you ready for another serving of unbridled, unyielding Death Metal from Belgium’s favourite gore-horde? Well, ready or not, here they come…
Aborted are proud to let-loose on the world yet another brand new track off their upcoming album, Retrogore. This time the sonic offerings come in the shape of a video for the track “Divine Impediment”!
Retrogore will be released in the following versions:
  • Ltd. Box Set
With the album as limited CD Digipak plus 2 bonus tracks, an additional CD Digipak of the “Termination Redux” EP (previously unreleased on CD) as well as a big size poster flag of the cover artwork.
  • Gatefold LP
With the entire album on CD (plus 2 bonus tracks) and a square size poster of the cover artwork
  • CD Jewelcase
    The standard CD edition offered for a fan-friendly price
  • Digital download / stream
Retrogore tracklist:
  1. Dellamorte Dellamore(00:51)
  2. Retrogore(04:17)
  3. Cadaverous Banquet(04:12)
  4. Whoremageddon(03:29)
  5. Termination Redux (alternate version)(03:27)
  6. Bit By Bit(04:03)
  7. Divine Impediment(04:18)
  8. Coven Of Ignorance(03:42)
  9. The Mephitic Conundrum(03:18)
  10. Forged For Decrepitude(02:41)
  11. From Beyond (The Grave)(04:22)
  12. In Avernus(04:36)
  13. Slasher Hysteria *(03:27)
  14. Les Miserables *(03:57)
* bonus tracks featured on the Digipak CD version of “Retrogore” (included in the limited box set) and on the CD included in the LP
“Termination Redux” tracklist (as part of the limited “Retrogore” box set):
  1. Liberate Me Ex Inferis(00:31)
  2. Termination Redux(03:27)
  3. Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry(03:45)
  4. Bound In Acrimony(02:12)
  5. The Holocaust Re-Incarnate(05:22)
Retrogore features an incredible artwork with a great attention to detail by the one and only Christopher Lovell:
Additional interior retro horror artwork was done by Coky Greenway
The vinyl version of Retrogore will be offered in the following vinyl colors:
Black vinyl: unlimited
Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies – exclusively available at CM Distro EU
Green vinyl: limited to 500 copies – exclusively offered in super limited bundles at Aborted’s webstore as well as in its stand-alone form at CM Distro US
Transparent-red: limited to 500 copies – offered through RED distribution in North-America

Monuments Bring The Blaze To Orangevale Live Video Streaming


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Monuments perform @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, California also on the bill were Entheos and The Contortionist

In addition the recent announcement of working on new music, which will take shape as the follow up to the their sophomore release, The Amanuensis, MONUMENTS are also pleased to confirm headlining tour dates alongside of their recently announced North American dates with The Contortionist! Supporting MONUMENTS on the headlining dates are Entheos and sleepmakeswaves, whom will also lend their talents as direct support on the aforementioned support dates. For a list of all dates, please read below.

MONUMENTS checked in with the following comment:
“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves. We’ve been non stop writing for the past few months, it will be great to break up this process to give us some perspective by playing for all you wonderful people out there. Hey you might even get to hear some new material and some old material we’ve never played in America if you come along! We also have some headliner shows on the run that you can check below to see if we make your city!”

Stay tuned for more album details within the coming months and be sure to check out videos for “Atlas,” “The Alchemist,” and “Origin Of Escape” which are all taken from the album The Amanuensis; in stores now via Century Media:

MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS*, sleepmakeswaves* tour dates:
*on selected dates only
01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
09 Cincinnati, OH – The Mad Frog
10 Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
28 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
(3/12-3/18 – Monuments Only)
(3/24-4/28 – Monuments & Entheos)
(4/1, 4/4, 4/8, & 4/9 – Monuments, Entheos, Sleepmakeswaves)
THE CONTORTIONIST, MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS, sleepmakeswaves tour dates:
21 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
23 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
26 San Diego, CA  SOMA
27 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
2 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
5 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
6 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
7 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at Intersection
11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
12 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
13 Montreal, QC – Le Foufounes Electriques
14 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
16 Philadelphia, – PA Voltage Lounge
18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
19 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
20 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
22 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
24 Orlando, FL – BackBooth
26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
27 San Antonio, – TX Korova
29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
30 Indianapolis, IN -The Emerson Theater
1 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall – The Shelter
MONUMENTS European Festival Appearances:
17 Dessel, Belgium  – Graspop Metal Meeting
24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
02 Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force
09 Bonn, Germany – Rockaue Festival
06 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

Warbringer kick off North American tour dates‏


Warbringer will launch their next North American tour in New York City on Jan. 5, 2016 at The Gramercy Theatre. This co-headliner trek with Sweden’s Enforcer will be almost two months and cover the US and Canada, along with opening acts Exmortus and Cauldron. This is the first domestic tour Warbringer has done since the fall of 2013 when the group opened for Overkill and Kreator in support of their last album,Warbringer IV: Empires Collapse so many fans are eager to see the band live again. This tour is also their only tour planned for 2016 as WARBRINGER will continue to write and plan to record their fifth album later in the year. Once known as road dogs playing up to 300 shows a year globally for 5 years straight the group decided to halt the numerous live activities and re-charge their batteries but core members John Kevill (vocals), Adam Carroll (guitar) and Carlos Cruz (drums) remain committed to the band and are excited to get back out there and showcase a new touring lineup of experienced musicians performing a killer set of Warbringer classics for fans on this stellar bill of bands. Joining the band for this tour are guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez of Exmortus (who will be doing double-duty playing two sets a night) and bassist Jessie Sanchez (Bonded By Blood, Holy Grail, Fear Factory, Others).


“The band sounds fucking killer right now and I can’t wait to get out there and assault the stage,” comments singer John Kevill. “It is worth mentioning that I’ve seen a number of ‘people leaving bands’  news pieces recently. Most often they cite the complete impossibly of making a living playing music, and the difficulty of the touring lifestyle. Well, I can say from experience that all of that is true. It’s tough, there’s no denying that. But that isn’t what I want to talk about here. What I want to talk about is what has kept me going for the 10+ years and 1000+ concerts I have done with this band I started right after finishing high school. I’ve seen more of the world than I ever thought was possible, met thousands of people from all walks of life, and from them learned much of the world. Among other things, I learned to remain humble and to always remember what an honor and privilege it is to perform songs I made with my friends, to complete strangers who live thousands of miles away who will come out on a work night to see me and my fellow band dudes banging our heads. Too many people lose sight of this. So that is why I am still here, and why I will see you guys on each of the 47 dates of this tour. Be ready. I am.

1/5/16 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
1/6/16 – Championship – Trenton, NJ
1/7/16 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
1/8/16 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
1/9/16 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
1/10/16 – Foufounes – Montreal, QC
1/11/16 – Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
1/12/16 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
1/13/16 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
1/14/16 – The Apk – London, ON
1/15/16 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
1/16/16 – Agora – Cleveland, OH
1/17/16 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
1/18/16 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
1/19/16 – Headquarters – Indianapolis, IN (just Warbringer/Exmortus)
1/20/16 – Token Lounge – Westland, MI
1/21/16 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
1/22/16 – Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
1/23/16 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
1/24/16 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN with Nile
1/25/16 – The Park – Winnipeg, MB
1/26/16 – The Exchange – Regina, SK
1/27/16 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB
1/28/16 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
1/30/16 – Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
1/31/16 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
2/1/16 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/2/16 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/3/16 – Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
2/4/16 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
2/5/16 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
2/6/16 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
2/7/16 – PB&Js – Reno, NV
2/8/16 – In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
2/9/16 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
2/10/16 – Aftershock – Merrriam, KS
2/11/16 – Sidewinder – Austin, TX
2/12/16 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
2/13/16 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2/14/16 – Trees – Dallas, TX
2/15/16 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/16/16 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/17/16 – Haven – Orlando, FL
2/18/16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/19/16 – Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
2/20/16 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
2/21/16 – Pour House – Raleigh, NC (just Warbringer/Exmortus)