Monthly Archives October 2019

HOW TO KILL ON HALLOWEEN: The ’93 Murder Of River Phoenix


The ’93 Murder Of River Phoenix (Part 2)

by Randy “Rocket” Cody

I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a fucking comedy.” – Arthur Fleck (The Joker, 2019)

Last Halloween, I published the first installment of my debut death investigative report on the tragic demise of late actor/musician River Phoenix, wherein I began to connect the dots for fans as to what truly happened to him on his last night alive at Johnny Depp‘s former club, The Viper Room, located on the Sunset Strip, which at this time of writing literally has flames devouring up the homes around it due to yet another forest fire torching the California dream life of so many residents.

As the story goes, actor/rocker Johnny Depp, guitarist in THE...

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HAMELIN – Debut New Single

Belgian post metal alchemists HAMELIN release their debut EP “Hamelin” today on November 30th, 2019 via Wolves of Hades on LP and on CD by the band.

Now a new single has been deployed through an exclusive premiere hosted by New Noise Magazine. Get mesmerized by “Below the Waves” HERE!

“Hamelin” tracklist: 

1. Below The Waves
2. Thirty Pieces
3. A Lullaby Of Conjuring
4. Nadir
5. The Sun’s Light When He Unfolds It

George De Decker
is responsible for the EP’s stunning artwork, which is available above.

The official video of the EP’s first single, “Nadir”, was launched on YouTube HERE. Please post and share!

Buried deep in the consciousness of four divergent souls from Mechelen grew a beast enchained by melancholy named HAMELIN...

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SOULFLY – Pro Shot Concert Footage Posted

Pro-shot footage of SOULFLY’s August 11th, 2019 live performance at the annual ‘Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival‘ in Kortrijk, Belgium has newly been shared online. You can view that eleven-song set above.

Max Cavalera is the walking embodiment of creative energy, of all of the diverse layers of urgency that are possible from that select few whose artistic output defines genres. Mystic shaman, protest singer, revolutionary hero, everyday metalhead, furious consumer of heavy music of all shades, husband, father, leader, songwriter… Cavalera reigns as the adoptive tribal chief of a generation of fans, stretching from the roughest slums of South America to the coldest confines of Russia. Anywhere that people are disenfranchised, the songs of SOULFLY serve as their an...

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OBSCURA – Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Today, Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of Germany’s finest progressive death metal band, OBSCURA. Founded in 2002, the group have established their reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours (with Sepultura, Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, among others) as well as OBSCURA their own headline shows all around the globe.

Band founder Steffen Kummerer states, “Partnering with the world’s biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a new chapter for Obscura and we are very much looking forward to a great collaboration and to releasing our forthcoming sixth studio album with a great team at our side.”

Nuclear Blast’s Jaap Wagemaker adds, “As fans ourselves...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE – New Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the new MÖTLEY CRÜE song “Ride With The Devil” can be viewed above. The track appears on “The Dirt Soundtrack” that accompanies the recently released Netflix film “The Dirt”, based on The New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by CRÜE and Neil Strauss.

Released on March 22, the 18-song soundtrack mastered by Grammy winner Dave Donnelly features a collection of MÖTLEY CRÜE classics that meaningfully underscore significant moments that shape the film. The album includes 14 fan favorites and chart-topping tracks such as “Dr. Feelgood” that charted at No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and the anthemic “Girls, Girls, Girls” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, among others. Additional hits featured are “Kickstart My Heart”, “Same ‘Ol Si...

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XENO OOZE – New Song Premiere

Just a few days ahead of its release, Arizona’s three-piece grindcore unit XENO OOZE have just revealed another track off their debut album “Parasligm Shift”, out this Friday, November 1st via Last World Records.

Titled “Xenological Warfare” this new track is now playing at No Clean Singing, who stated “Xenological Warfare packs a ton of fast-twitch changes into its 2 1/2 minutes, all of them violent. Immediately, it launches a cyclonic barrage of light-speed drumming and heavily distorted, near-atonal riffing. Suddenly, the band cut to start-stop bursts of skull-busting viciousness, and hoarse carnivorous howls issuing grotesque proclamations.”

Get crushed by “Xenological Warfare” here.

If you missed it, check out previous singles “The Whole of the Maw” here and “D...

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MEGADETH – Dave Mustaine Completes Cancer Treatment

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has revealed that frontman Dave Mustaine is in recovery mode after completing throat cancer treatments and is “very optimistic” about the future.

Speaking to Pomelo Rocker in a new interview, Ellefson had the following to say about Mustaine:

“With Dave’s throat cancer treatments that he has now completed, and he’s just going through the recovery now, we’re hopeful and optimistic about a full recovery for him with that. Once he’s through that process, we’re gonna just let that take as much time as it needs, and then we’ll resume with the album. I’d like to hope maybe 2020 we’ll be able to get a new album out…

“Sometime life throws you cards you didn’t expect...

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OZZY – To Release New Studio Album In 2020

Ozzy Osbourne‘s new studio album is presently being lined up for a January release according to his wife and business overseer Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy recorded the album earlier this year as he continues to recuperate from a fall which left him with debilitating injuries.

The sessions were completed following his guest appearance on Post Malone‘s track “Take What You Want“. That experience led Osbourne to record the album with Malone‘s producer, Andrew Watt. Speaking recently on ‘The Jess Cagle Show‘ on SiriusXM, Sharon said of her husband’s health and plans:

“He’s getting there. He had a very, very bad accident this year, but he’s getting there. He’s just finished an album, and the album is coming out in January. And he’s doing good...

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KORN – 2020 Tour Dates Announced

KORN are booked to tour North America this winter with Breaking Benjamin and Bones UK. The full itinerary is listed below.

1/23 Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
1/25 Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
1/27 Québec, QC @ Videotron Centre
1/28 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
1/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
1/31 Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
2/3 Evansville, IN @ The Ford Center
2/4 Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
2/6 Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center
2/7 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
2/9 Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
2/12 Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
2/13 Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena
2/15 Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
2/16 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
2/18 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/20 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
2/21 Rapid City, SD @ R...

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AEPHANEMER – Streaming ‘Prokopton’ Album

French Melodic Death metal act AEPHANEMER have made their last album ‘Prokopton’ reissue through Napalm Records available for full streaming. Prokopton was mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

Go HERE to check it out.


In support of their upcoming reissue and further hotly anticipated record releases with Napalm Records, Aephanemer have teamed up with labelmates and metal pirates ALESTORM for an extensive Canadian tour this fall! Make sure to catch this diverse and exciting live package at the following dates:

Nov 01 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
Nov 02 – Halifax, NS @ Marquee Ballroom
Nov 03 – Moncton, NB @ Le Caveau
Nov 05 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
Nov 06 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
Nov 07 – Toro...

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