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New Coal Chamber Video Interview‏ In Sacramento

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Adam Kirk of Capital Chaos TV chats with Coal Chamber guitarist Miguel Rascón 03/09/13 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

Coal Chamber is an American nu metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1993.[1] Prior to Coal Chamber, Dez Fafara and Meegs Rascón formed the band She’s In Pain in 1992. The two decided to create Coal Chamber. They disbanded in 2003 after ten years together, but announced a reunion in September 2011. Their first drummer, Jon Tor, was eventually replaced by Mike Cox (who beat out his older brother for the spot). After bass guitarist Rayna Foss joined, the Coal Chamber lineup was complete.

In 1997, their first album Coal Chamber was released. The album produced one single and a video, “Loco”. The video was also added as an extra after the ending credits of Dee Snider’s film Strangeland. The band also recorded an exclusive song for the soundtrack titled “Not Living”.

Chamber Music followed two years later. Between the two releases and after the band’s tour with the metal act Sevendust, bass guitarist Rayna Foss married Sevendust’s drummer Morgan Rose and became pregnant, necessitating another bass guitar player on tour, a role filled by Nadja Peulen.

Foss came back for the recording of Coal Chamber’s third album, but left after the studio sessions to raise her daughter. Dark Days was released in spring 2002. Their only single and video was for the track “Fiend”

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New Hellyeah Video Interview With Tom Maxwell in Sacramento, California

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Tom Maxwell (born June 25, 1968 of super group Hellyeah shares his thoughts with former United States Army Sergeant Adam Kirk of Capital Chaos TV 02/08/15 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

Tom Maxwell (born June 25, 1968) is a modern metal/rock guitarist in the bands Knives Out! and Hellyeah. Previous bands include Nothingface in which he was a founding member and main song-writer with Bill Gaal. After Nothingface he was involved in a band with Skrape vocalist Billy Keeton. In the 1980s he was in thrash metal band Have Mercy. His style of playing and writing relies more on grooves and hooks rather than shredding and fast soloing. Maxwell hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and got his first guitar, a 1969 Gibson Les Paul, when he was eight years old. According to Maxwell, he still owns it. He is currently endorsing on Dean Guitars website.

 

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New Potential Threat SF Video Interview In Berkeley, California

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Mike Noble, Daniel Sheridan and Kenny Noble of Potential Threat SF share their thoughts with Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV 10/25/14 @ 924 Gilman Street – Berkeley, California

San Francisco Bay Area thrash bands have long been known for their in­your­face approach to music, and Potential Threat SF are no strangers to that tradition.

Originally formed as a five­piece in 1986, they have shared the stage with everyone from Testament to Slayer to Cro­Mags to Nuclear Assault, and just recently returned from touring with Death Angel.

Their hard working, no holds barred attitude carries over to their live shows. Though they put every ounce of grit and determination into their set, they still manage not to sound like angry old fucks. Their mentality is simple ­ it’s just as easy for a band to get the audience involved in their show as it is to be pissed off and push them away. In short, they still have fun and show it on stage and to the fans, regardless of how long they’ve been playing or how many people are in the attendance.

Their newest offering, “Civilization Under Threat” (to be released by OSM Records), gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over­produced.

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Zakk Wylde Announces The Unblackened Tour‏

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(New York, NY) – Hard rock legends BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, fronted by guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE, have announced the Unblackened tour. Originally performed as a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show will now make its way across the U.S. The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album Book of Shadows & his Southern rock band Pride & Glory. “I always wanted to take Unblackened on the road, we just didn’t have the time until now,” said Wylde. “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically–the tunes are gritty regardless.”

April 03 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
April 04 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 06 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
April 08 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 09 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
April 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
April 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 14 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
April 16 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
April 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 19 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim

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New Video Interview With Todd Smith and Brian White of Dog Fashion Disco

 

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Todd Smith and Brian White of Dog Fashion Disco share their thoughts with Amb Pirate of Capital Chaos TV 06/17/14 @ Assembly – Sacramento, California Dog Fashion Disco….audio and video courtesy of James Anderson

Dog Fashion Disco is an avant-garde metal band from Rockville, Maryland, that was active from 1995 to 2007 before disbanding. The band has officially reunited as of October 10, 2013.

Combining many different music styles (70’s psychedelic, jazz, piano recital, heavy metal, circus music and vocals, among others) Dog Fashion Disco was primarily considered an avant-garde metal band.The band’s lyrical content is often highly esoteric and satirical, with constant tongue-in-cheek references to the occult, drug use, and mutilation. A major influence on the band’s sound was the California genre-defying act, Mr. Bungle.

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New Video Interview With Michael Shane Carvajal of Islander

_DSC0085Michael Shane Carvajal of Islander shares his thoughts on the recent tour with Papa Roach, Indian population and silly laws in Greenville, South Carolina, his love for Sting of WWE, praying with Jacoby of Papa Roach and more with The Mighty Z of Capital Chaos TV 02/05/15 outside of the Warfield Theater – San Francisco, California

Islander is an American nu metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, founded in 2011. The group signed with Victory Records and have released an EP, Pains (2013), and a studio album, Violence & Destruction.

 

New Primitive Man Video Interview In San Francisco, California

 

In the video below The Mighty Zee talks splits, touring and recording with Ethan Lee McCarthy of Relapse Records recording artists Primitive Man @ Submission – San Francisco, California 08/04/2014 Continue reading

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In Flames Announce Winter 2015 Tour‏

 

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In Flames, currently wrapping a successful co-headlining North American tour with Opeth, are pleased to announce the second leg of their Siren Charms Tour for 2015. The band will be charming the hard rock crowds well through 2015.

The band will return to North America and play 21 full headline shows in February and March. The trek launches February 20 in Santa Ana, California and wraps on March 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wovenwar, who supported the band’s European tour, will open all dates, while All That Remains will serve as direct support.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 17 at 10AM ET/7AM PT. Go here for all dates and ticket links.

About the upcoming tour, singer Anders Fridén stated, “We are having such an amazing time being on tour in U.S. and sharing our stage with our friends in Opeth that it’s hard to believe how time flies and that there are only a few shows left this year. Therefore, it’s even better to be able to announce that we’ll be back in the beginning of 2015 to see all of you beautiful people again. Thanks to all of you for your support; you make us feel at home!”

“It’s great to be back with Wovenwar,” added guitarist Björn Gelotte. “They did a great job supporting us in Europe; therefore, we are looking forward to take them out again in their home territory. Having All That Remains joining us as the main support means we’ll have a high energy package that we can’t wait to come back to U.S. with.”

In Flames released their 11th album Siren Charms on September 9 via Sony/RED.

In Flames participated in a massive and successful worldwide Yahoo! live stream of their show at Hollywood Palladium. If you are looking for a glimpse of their amazing stage performance and presence, check them out here and be transported to an In Flames gig in an instant.

IN FLAMES WINTER 2015 TOUR DATES:

2/20 Agoura Hills, Calif. | The Canyon
2/21 Tucson, Ariz. | Rialto Theatre
2/22 Las Vegas, Nev. | House of Blues
2/23 San Diego, Calif. | House of Blues
2/25 Salt Lake City, Utah | The Complex
2/27 Santa Cruz, Calif. | The Catalyst
2/28 Chico, Calif. | Senator Theatre
3/01 Sacramento, Calif. | Ace of Spades BUY TICKETS
3/03 Missoula, Mont. | The Wilma Theatre
3/04 Spokane, Wa. | Knitting Factory Concert House
3/05 Boise, Id. | Knitting Factory Concert House
3/06 Portland, Ore. | Roseland Theater
3/07 Seattle, Wa. | Showbox SODO
3/09 Vancouver, BC | Vogue Theater
3/10 Kelowna, BC | Level Nightclub
3/12 Edmonton, AB | Encore
3/13 Calgary, AB | Flames Central
3/14 Saskatoon, SK | O’Brians Event Centre
3/15 Winnipeg, MB | The Garrick Centre
3/16 Bismarck, ND | Bismarck Civic Center
3/18 Milwaukee, Wis. | The Rave

The final dates of the In Flames and Opeth “Communion of Sirens” tour with Red Fang are below.

12/17 Electric Factory | Philadelphia, Pa.
12/18 Terminal 5 | New York, N.Y.
12/19 Palladium | Worcester, Mass.
12/20 Metropolis | Montreal, QC
12/21 Koolhaus | Toronto, ONT

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Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan 2015 U.S. tour

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In support of their forthcoming album, it looks like Napalm Death will be touring North America in early 2015 with support from Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, and Black Crown Initiate. While the trek has yet to be announced, the following dates have surfaced thus far:1/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/31 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/19 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/22 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

EXODUS Reveal Special Guests on New Album BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT‏

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Bay Area thrash metal provocateurs EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase of unrefined rage Blood In, Blood Out, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 14th in North America.

 

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

 

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

 

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

 

This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt.  “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.

 

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.

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Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

 

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out is:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

 

BONUS DVD includes:

-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

-Behind-the-scenes tour footage

-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

 

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

 

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

 

EXODUS heads out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run this November with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies.  The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

 

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

 

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies

11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)

11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA

11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK

11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX

11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX

11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL

11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)

11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)

11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY

11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA

11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ

11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA

12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)

12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

12/07 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)

12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)

12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)

12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)

12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)