In the video below, legendary grunge rockers NIRVANA, perform a full set of material at now defunct Cattle Club in Sacramento, California. February 12, 1990.
In the video below, watch an entire set of IRON MAIDEN performing classics @ Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, California
ROSWELL 420 Fest – Marysville, California By Jennifer Black
REPRESSA Live at ACE OF SPADES – Sacramento, California March 6th, 2019 Photos by JENNIFER BLACK
Cradle Of Filth Live at Ace Of Spades– Sacramento, California By Zoran Theodorovic @ Metal Gods Radio
Well, this show sold out ridiculously quickly. Fortunately, people from Illinois, Ohio, Nigeria, and so many other not-so-close-to-Sacramento locations were selling tickets to Sacramento’s February 23 show. As soon I got approved to shoot and review the show, I quickly… Read More ›
Perfect Score is a five-piece pop punk band from Sacramento, California. Formed in late 2016, we blend influences of rock, indie, and pop into our music. Gaining new fans rapidly and known for their high energy live show, we aim… Read More ›
Sacramento’s Tigerchrist recently performed at Holy Diver supporting Wednesday 13 and Davey Suicide. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black of Black J Photo was there to capture the excitement.
YOB, who recently released their critically-acclaimed album, Our Raw Heart, share a live video for “Original Face”
Gemini Syndrome @ Holy Diver in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018 All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo, all video Zoran Theodorovic.
Exiled From Grace are a hot, young new metal band from Sacramento, California! Their debut EP “Tragedy” is out now on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital music platforms! The band members include John Timmons (Vocals), Gerard Aguilar III (Bass), Molly… Read More ›
Chase Foster of Zephira “Music has literally done everything for me and I wish to give back as much as possible”
Sacramento’s Zephira bring melody and death metal into one swift punch, but don’t just listen to this, go see them live and decide for yourself! How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto metal? The first… Read More ›
Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present the music video for “Count Bassy,” the fourth track to be released from its highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection. Helmed by director and animator… Read More ›
On April 15th 2018 John 5 returned to Sacramento accompanied by supporting act Hero Jr. This was my second time seeing John 5. The first time was in 2015 on a headlining tour with Doyle. The show took place at… Read More ›
Distinguisher @ Holy Diver…courtesy of Zoran Theodorovic 02/05/17 Sacramento, California Distinguisher are touring in support of their self-released studio album, What’s Left Of Us, which was released on February 10, 2017. Distinguisher will be performing at the 20th Annual 2018 New England Metal… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Scumdogs of the universe and lords of chaos Gwar, attacked the stage at a sold Ace of Spades with an unbridled fury. Bringing the The Blood of Gods Tour, to a standing or squirming room only crowd, in downtown Sacramento,… Read More ›
Guitarist John Abernathy of Wastewalker ” Its really the poor and the rich that need to battle it out in this country.”
Wastewalker was formed from the ashes of ex-Sumerian Records Sacramento CA heavy hitters Conducting From the Grave. The band is the brainchild of main CFTG songwriter/lead guitarist John Abernathy. (Via Sputnik Music) How did you first get in to music?… Read More ›
Solanum is a Thrash Metal Band from Sacramento, CA. Solanum formed in 2010 by members Udi (Guitar), Dustin Cooknick (Drums), Joe Arellanes (Lead Guitar and Vocals) and Jason McLeod (Bass). The band recorded their first demo titled Solanum that is… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Sacramento based Rock/Metal Band Dark Signal are setting out to challenge expectations with their bold, debut single and lyric video, “Build You Back.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Build You Back” produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Taylor Larson; the… Read More ›
EYEHATEGOD full set performance streaming below from Blue Lamp Sacramento 08/06/17 – Sacramento, California. Also on the bill were Capitalist Casualties, Battle Hag & xtom hanx EYEHATEGOD kicked off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour this Tuesday! The Left To Starve… Read More ›
Heat Of Damage is a hard rock/metal band, based in Sacramento, CA. The band members consist of Julian Bohland (Drums), Jared Easter (Bass/Hardcore Vocals), David Haug (Lead Vocals), and Nick Lassalette (Lead Guitar). Check them out on their official website… Read More ›
Watch Melvins Perform A Full Set of Heaviness in Sacramento, California in the video below. The Melvins, who recently released the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, stream new song, “What’s Wrong With You”… Read More ›
Sacramento, California-based science fiction power metal band, Helion Prime, performed at The Colony in Sacramento on July 2nd. Video of the band’s full performance is available for streaming below. Back in April, Helion Prime released a new single, “Remnants Of… Read More ›
This boisterous, soulful band of Drop Dead Red is one of a kind here in Sacramento. DuHain’s Joplin-esque vocals are chilling and sensual as her band fills the room with sound. They’re one hell of a “drinking band”, too; these… Read More ›
California post-hardcore/sludge eccentrics Horseneck — featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe — will kick off a short West Coast tour late next month. The Mini-Van Hell Ride trek will commence on June 24th in… Read More ›
Chronaexus perform their smash hits @ Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, California 05/28/17. Also appearing were Minenwerfer and Defecrator Chronaexus was a Black Metal band from Sacramento, California. Their debut full-length album “Algedonic Awakening” was released on Buriedinhell Records in 2010. Chronaexus’… Read More ›
Minenwerfer perform their smash hits @ Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, California 05/28/17. Also appearing were Chronaexus and Defecrator. Founded in 2007 to combine the atmosphere of brutal life in The Great War (1914-1918) trenches with raw black metal and a… Read More ›
Sacramento based hard-rock trio Misamore have dropped their video for “Bloody Mary”. The song ‘Bloody Mary’ was written a few years before the recording of Misamore’s full-length album, “Monolith”. The song deals with the destruction of what little innocence we… Read More ›
Sacramento, California power metallers Niviane have released “The Berserker”, the new single from the band’s upcoming debut album, “The Druid King” recorded at Alien Productions Studios by JK Northrup (XYZ, King Kobra). The album cover artwork was created by freelance artist… Read More ›
Sacramento’s Helion Prime have announced their first batch of tour dates for 2017 with more to be announced. “We are very excited to announce Saibot’s Rampage Tour coming to a city near you (if you’re in the Western USA)! We are… Read More ›
Video footage of Trinity Fallen‘s March 24 performance at the Starlite Lounge in Sacramento, California is available for your viewing pleasure. Check it out right here.
Warbringer performed at The Den Of Sin in Sacramento, CA on March 17th with Havok, Exmortus, Psychosomatic and Thrown Into Exile. Video of their complete set is available below. Woe To The Vanquished via Napalm Records has been carefully crafted… Read More ›
Video footage of Ringworm’s March 9th performance at the Starlite Lounge in Sacramento, California can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV) Ringworm’s 8th full-length album Snake Church is a 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression. After having converted metalheads and hardcore… Read More ›
Seven maniacs from Sacramento, CA-Twig the Exfoliator [vocals], The Ugly American [vocals], Tapeworm [guitar, electronics], Catastrofiend [guitar, visuals], Jimmy Hazard [guitar], Jon the Jew [bass], and Sgt. Pepper [drums]-raze and shred expectations with a singular style of crossover gonzo gutter… Read More ›
Entombed A.D.’s US tour wraps up this Sunday. Remaining dates: January 20 – Portland, CA – Dantes 21 – Seattle, WA – Highline 22 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
California post hardcore/sludge misfits HORSENECK who feature within their ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe, will self-release their Heavy Trip full-length next month. The ten-track bruiser was captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The… Read More ›
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.
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… Read More ›
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“Bluesy alt-rock with soulful vocals and gritty guitar work. There’s touches of Seattle grunge on these grooves but mixed up with more than a spoonful of delta blues magic.” – FDJ, Canvey Island, UK
A collection of 12 fan favorites, recorded live in the band’s hometown of Sacramento, CA, Tree City Sessions is available for pre-order on MerchNow and iTune
Killswitch Engage Joel Michael Stroetzel discusses his new favorite Killswitch songs to play live and more…
Joel Michael Stroetzel of Roadrunner Records recording artists Killswitch Engage discusses his new favorite Killswitch songs to play live and more
“Fuck law and order, I’ve got fuck all cops on the side of my head”. Lance of Twitch Angry
Valor & Vengeance was formed in Huntington Beach, CA In September of 2009 by Paul Perry Valor & Vengeance was finally activated in September of 2011 V&V brings new media culture designed for the next millennium.
Dollskin who recently played Shiprocked 2016, as well as dates with HELLYEAH and the Dead Kennedys are currently on tour with with Otep, Lacey Sturm, September Mourning and Through Fire.
Flotsam and Jetsam perform their smash hit “No Place For Disgrace” @ NorCal Tattoo & Music Festival
Nor Cal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Flotsam & Jetsam and others… April 9th, 2015
It is the first full, American tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since 2013 in preparation for the release of their new album Abzu
DEATHBLOW will embark on The Other Side of Darkness Tour in April. Gig dates are as follows.
Jason Ashcraft of Sacramento Power Metal upstarts Helion Prime discusses influences, album guest appearances, science fact versus science fiction and more
Helion Prime set out on their first tour, playing shows in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Utah. Their debut album is set to be released in early 2016 and will be featuring special guest Niklas Isfeldt of Dream Evil. Stay tuned all you power metal fanatics!
Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab And All Hail The Yeti Confirmed For Norcal Tattoo And Music Fest 2016
Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in Apri
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Metal icons SOULFLY will embark on a four week headlining tour across the United States starting this April. Joining them are brutal death metal legends SUFFOCATION, Metal Blade recording artists BATTLECROSS, along with ABORMALITY and LODY KONG. Comments mailman Max Cavalera…. Read More ›
Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.
Playing on the two Main Stages: Epsilona, Tell the Wolves, Drop Dead Red, At Both Ends, Death of Reason, Surviving the Era, Death Party at the Beach, California Riot Act, Urd-Om
Some Fear None Release New Video For Out of Our Hands & Nominated For 2016 Sacramento Area Music Awards
Some Fear None have been nominated for three 2016 Sacramento Area Music Awards by the Sacramento News & Review for Artist of the Year, best Hard Rock act, and best Live Performer.
Slaves is playing this amazing festival next year! Get your tickets now!
With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, his pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer – and fellow Megadeth alumnus – Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and vocalist Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) the band are a truly formidable metallic behemoth, and their debut album, Birth And The Burial, is ten tracks of armor-plated, state of the art heaviness.
Sacramento Sci Fi Heavy Metal Powerhouse Dire Peril Attempt Indiegogo Campaign And Live Show Fundraiser To Fund Debut Release
They are offering limited edition perks through this campaign, as well as a raffle. Those who donate $25 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. You can donate as many times as you like and each time you do your name will be re-entered in the raffle. The raffle will include a collection of Sci-Fi Films that relate to each song on the album. The movies in the set will be:
Benefit Show For Jonathan McKenzie featuring Sacramento Area Bands White Knuckle Riot, Chernobog And More…
A benefit show for the son of Kelly Brown. Jonathan McKenzie was taken from this world and his family in a senseless act by yet to be caught criminals. This event is being held to help the family with unexpected… Read More ›
Due to the departure of Abbath drummer Kevin Foley, Gabe Seeber of Sacramento based death metal machine The Kennedy Veil has stepped in to fill the reins.
Today, young girls will want to be She Demons. I see these very talented girls as the kind kids can look up to. Jerry Only – Misfits
They’ll be sharing the stage with some of the hardest working bands in Northern California.
PSYCHOSOMATIC’S JEFF SALGAYDO – “We’ve worked for everything we have and don’t like asking bigger bands for shows.”
After four successful tours across the country and a small handful of West Coast tours, the band has become a veritable headliner without ever having proper distribution or a significant record label to help finance and back tours. As luck would have it, they will start yet another five-week trek directly following their upcoming CD release show at Blue Lamp.
Heat of Damage consists of four young men who write, produce, and perform an edgy and eclectic mix of rock, metal, and alternative music. Their self-produced EP Orenda was created and produced in the drummer’s garage and debuted in 2013.
From the depths of Sacramento California the crossover thrash metal, punk rock band PSYCHOSOMATIC was twisted into form in 1988
Dance Gavin Dance perform “Stroke God” @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento , California
The Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV chats with Mike Stringer – rhythm guitar and Courtney LaPlante – lead vocals of Artery Recordings recording artists I Wrestled A Bear Once about Bryan Stars, gender equality, their new release Heil Mary, touring and more @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California during 2015 All Stars Tour
CHRCH (Formerly CHURCH): Sacramento, California Doom-Slingers Formally Announce Name Change, Tour Dates
“Due to the fact that defending the claim of ‘willful infringement’ and ‘unfair competition’ is lengthy and expensive, we are now CHRCH. The bourgeoise system of ownership demands that knowledge and culture be rationed by the ability to pay. We thank everyone for their overwhelming support thus far. We are approaching our dates with Primitive Man and Northless August 13th-17th and we open for Pentagram in Santa Cruz on August 29th. In darkness, CHRCH.”
“We wanted to stay true to our roots” explains Kristen, guitarist. “Everything we’ve written comes from a real life experience. Music, like any art medium, has always been a form of catharsis for us, its all about trying to take something negative that happened in your life and turn it into something positive. And we’ve had a lot of pent up anger to get out on this record. But we did our best to move past those issues and turn them into something for the greater good, because, I think, the whole idea is, if I can’t heal from my art, how can you heal from it?.” “Yeah, we’ve poured our hearts into this record and we really hope people can connect with it on some level” Sarah adds.
featuring: Jim Leslie (Lead Singer / Guitarist):
– Double Grammy Award Winning Lead Singer / Lead Guitarist; Songwriter for Stevie Ray Vaughan
Steve Luster (Electric Bass Jug):
Sunday, November 15th – 7pm
Ace Of Spades
As most of you know, Sacramento has all come together for a Memorial Benefit for The Valdez Family in memory of Sally Nava on Friday, July 17th at The Starlite Lounge in downtown Sacramento. Sally is the mother of our dear friend Randall (Randy) Valdez, who was a native of the Sacramento area and great friend to many of us in the music scene. Randy passed away in August 2010, his mother Sally passed away in April of this year. When Randy passed, he left behind three children, two of which went to live with Sally. This benefit was to support them in any way we can.
In the video below Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Sacramento’s Embodied Torment @ BADF 2 @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California Embodied Torment was founded in 2011, as Matt Chaco (vox) and Cindy Chaco (drums)… Read More ›
Creation and the beginning of the Brutal Death Metal band Carnivore Diprosopus by Oscar Macias “Mr. Oscarnivore” (Vocalist) in the city of Bogota – Colombia. Recording and release of the first Demo-CD “Tortured Nymphomaniac.”
GIFT GIVER is the latest uncompromising, no-fucks-given gang of hard-living party animals to emerge from one of the world’s most notorious urban landscapes, Detroit. Alice Cooper, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges and iconoclastic controversy magnet Madonna are just a few of the firebrand rabble-rousers birthed in the fertile soil of Michigan, which famously gave the world the middle-fingers waving Eminem and Kid Rock, as well.