Monthly Archives June 2018

LAST CALL: The Strange Death of Vinnie Paul

LAST CALL: The Strange Death of Vinnie Paul

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

(part 2 of a 3 part report)

An official autopsy report is still pending in the case of late PANTERA drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away on June 22nd in his home, during his sleep it is said.

One thing my wife pointed out is how Vinnie was always surrounded with people, going from one party to the next, and always dropping into the local spots like the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. It seems odd that nobody saw any signs of him having struggles when he has other people who always stay with him at his residence, including his girlfriend, Chelsey Yeager. What I am attempting to do is conduct a proper death investigation for Vinnie Paul, so we can rule out any chance of foul play.

According to the expert, there a...

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN DEATH: A Pizzagate Horror Story

ONCE UPON A TIME IN DEATH: A Pizzagate Horror Story

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

“We’ve gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears
children from their parents and puts them in cages.”

– Paul Krugman

Not many people on planet earth even know what you are talking about when you mention #Pizzagate.

The global media “black out” has certainly left most folks in the dark. It sure doesn’t help when mainstream TV personalities make late night jokes out of the subject, instead of helping to stop the bleeding.

What I can tell my readers for certain is that we are all living in what the Bible calls the End of Days.

If you are not very familiar with it, allow me to be your guide into Hell, for the next 2,000 words that you read will undoubtedly...

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GHOUL – New Tour Dates Announced

GHOUL‘s ‘Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 4 Tour‘ will commence in August with Fireburn (Nails, ex-Bad Brains). Here are the confirmed dates:

8/08 Fresno, CA – Strummers
8/09 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
8/10 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
8/11 Los Angeles, CA 1720
8/12 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
8/13 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
8/14 Arcata, CA – Ramparts Skate Park
8/15 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
8/16 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Says Ghoul‘s Digestor:

“Once again, Ghoul travels to your wretched backwater of a country to maim, kill, and otherwise inconvenience your most pathetic citizens! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be joined by hardcore super group Fireburn and Bay Area up-and-comers War Bison, who promise to help us carry out the fourth installment o...

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VINNIE PAUL – Public Memorial Event Announced

It’s being reported that late PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul is going to be laid to rest in a KISS casket, identical to that of his late bandmate and brother, Dimebag… courtesy of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Says TMZ: “Sources close to Vinnie’s family tell TMZ that the recently deceased musician and Pantera co-founder will be buried in a custom KISS casket provided by Simmons and co. We’re told the casket was offered as a gift at Vinnie’s family’s request. His brother, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was buried in the original prototype in 2004 after his untimely death.

“Vinnie will also be buried in some of his clothes – including his hat, shoes and flannel… among other items...

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DEICIDE – New Album Details Revealed

Death metal icons, DEICIDE, are set to return in 2018 with a new studio effort entitled Overtures Of Blasphemy, which sees the band return to their roots to create a stellar and uncompromising extreme metal masterpiece. The effort was produced by the world-renowned Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium) at Audio Hammer Studios and will be released through Century Media world-wide on Sept 14th. More news and a new track will be coming over the next few weeks.

Cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Mayhem).

Bielak comments: “If you experienced the death metal boom of the early 90s first hand, you know why Deicide’s flaming logo was the ultimate threat in the sanity department...

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CLIFF BURTON, The Serpent & Creeping Death

CLIFF BURTON, The Serpent & Creeping Death

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

(part 1 of a 3 part report)

“From the deepest desires often comes the deadliest hate.”

– Socrates

Cliff Burton was one of a kind. He was the bass player for thrash metal band METALLICA from the years 1982 to 1986. At the time of his death, he was considered the greatest bassist in the Heavy Metal world, and was truly riding the lightning of international success. METALLICA had just signed their first major label deal with Elektra records.

During the European leg of the Damage Inc. tour, while touring in support of Master of Puppets album, the band complained that the sleeping arrangements on their tour bus were not satisfactory...

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GOJIRA – Release New Live Video

GOJIRA have shared a live performance of their song “Global Warming,” filmed at the band’s New York City headquarters, Silver Cord Studio. Gojira discussed why they chose to film the live performance of “Global Warming,” a standout track from their acclaimed LP From Mars To Sirius, in a note to fans. View HERE.

“A few weeks ago, we played ‘Global Warming’ together for the first time since the recording of From Mars To Sirius (2004). We never played it live before, as it is a challenging one to play, and place in a set list. It’s emotionally heavy, and would almost ‘hurt’ the rest of the songs in a way...

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VOYAGER – Signs With Season of Mist

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Australian progressive metal band VOYAGER. The band is slated to release a new album next year via Season of Mist worldwide.

Regarding their signing, the band comments, “We are very excited to be joining forces with Season of Mist! Not only will we be working together to produce and release new music in 2019, but also to reissue our entire back catalogue for the first time. Season of Mist have a long history of strongly supporting unique acts, and working with them to nurture their creativity and help them reach a wider audience. Danny, Ash, Simone, Scott and Alex believe they couldn’t be a better fit for Voyager and are stoked for what the future brings for the band and label.”

Season of Mist has always been known for being an innov...

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PRONG – European “Zero Days Tour” Dates Confirmed

American Power Trio PRONG has announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with several dates across Germany and into The Netherlands.

“Prong and Europe is always something special , what would a summer be if we were not returning. Even for a more selective run of shows like this one in 2018, which has been a great touring year already.We are extremely excited to see friends old and new! And to have Dew-Scented along for their final run of shows is really awesome!”

– Tommy Victor

PRONG with Dew Scented Zero Days 2018 Tour Dates:
08/24 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, Germany
08/25 @ Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
08/26 @ SO36 – Berlin, Germany
08/28 @ Vera – Groningen, The Netherlands
08/30 @ Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
08/31 @ Jungle – Köln, Germany
09/01 @ Rockpalast – Boc...

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An initial lineup announcement has been made for the 2019 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘ festival, which will be held June 21st-23rd in Clisson, France. Among the acts booked thus far are:

Mass Hysteria

The show is being billed as Slayer‘s final French live show as the band are out on with their farewell tour. The announcement was made via the below video. Roughly 140 more acts are expected to be announced in the months to come leading up to the festival.

Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980s. Their graphic lyrics dealt with everything from death and dismemberment to war and the horrors of hell...

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