Monthly Archives January 2020

CANDLEMASS – Streaming New Track

CANDLEMASS have a new EP titled “The Pendulum” slated for a March 27th release date via Napalm Records. The outing will feature several previously unreleased b-sides from the sessions for their latest full-length, “The Door To Doom.“ The band’s bassist (and mastermind) Leif Edling commented:

“‘The Pendulum‘ is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total delusion the fanatical way. It is in fact the last thing I wrote for ‘The Door To Doom‘ album but didn’t have the time to finish it. Here it is in its grand/mad luster with a great mix by Niklas Flyckt, and produced by Marcus Jidell. It is followed by 5 unreleased demos from the DTD sessions because the whole sha-bang was at first supposed to be a double effort but got trimmed down to a single album eventually.

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LORD DYING – Release New Music Video

Portland-based progressive sludge metal act LORD DYING have unleashed a new music video for “Freed From The Pressures Of Time,” off their latest album, 2019’s Mysterium Tremendum. View the clip above.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson of the Brett Roberts-directed clip: “The video was filmed on location in the countries that made up former Yugoslavia. It highlights both the beauty and strangeness of Spomenik (WW2) monuments, some of which have been forgotten by the sands of time. Enjoy!”

Lord Dying come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight...

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ELDER – New Album Details Revealed

ELDER have revealed an April 24th release date for their new album “Omens” via Stickman Records/Armageddon Shop. The band commented:

“‘Omens‘ is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences. Integrating the floating, textured jams of last year’s ‘The Gold & Silver Sessions‘ into our evolving heavy progressive sound has yielded another expansion of the Elder sound. We’re very proud of this record and can’t wait to share it with you all!”

They will be touring North America this spring with Bask, having announced the following dates:

05/06 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
05/07 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/08 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
05/09 Asheville, NC – Mothlight
05/10 Atla...

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DARKEST HOUR have announced a spring tour in Western North America celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. Support will come from Misery Signals and SECT, with dates listed below.

4/16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/18 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
4/19 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
4/20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4/21 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
4/23 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
4/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/25 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

Darkest Hour is a melodic death metal/metalcore band currently signed to Sumerian Records. The band is officially based in Washington, DC, but several of the members live in Richmond, Virginia...

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VINCE NEIL – Delivers “Shitfaced Drunk” Message

MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer, Vince Neil, was asked to deliver a surprise birthday message recently to a “Crue Super Fan” and the troubled vocalist not only appears more bloated then ever, despite his handlers claiming he was on his way to being in the best shape of his life for the Crue’s pending comeback tour later this year, but the singer also totally slurs his words and practically forgets how to speak. This is a very real and sad indication of where the vocalist is currently at in his life, not only from a weight standpoint but it appears to be a flat out cry for help. Check out the absolutely shocking video above.

MÖTLEY CRÜE will team up with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS for “The Stadium Tour” this summer...

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LAMB OF GOD – Complete New Album

LAMB OF GOD have confirmed that they have completed work on their next studio album and follow-up to 2015’s VII: Sturm und Drang.

During a new appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” guitarist Mark Morton was asked if the new LP was done, to which he responded:

“I’m done with it, that’s for sure. I’m pretty sure [everyone else in the band is] done with it too. I think it’s been printed at this point. I think the last mixes and masters are printed.”

Speaking on the record, Morton offered:

“We’ve got new music coming soon. And I really, really couldn’t be more excited about it. There’s a whole fresh new energy in the band. It’s our first recordings with Art [Cruz]...

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ANVIL – New Music Video Premiere

The official music video for the song “Legal At Last” from Canadian metal band ANVIL can be viewed above. The track is the title cut of the band’s upcoming album, “Legal At Last”, due on February 14 via AFM Records as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl.

ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed in 1978 by childhood friends, guitarist/vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. Both came from Jewish families and had been playing music together since their teens. ANVIL is considered to have been an influence on many metal bands, including METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX.

Though initially a four-piece band, ANVIL‘s current lineup includes Kudlow, Reiner and bassist Chris Robertson.

ANVIL gained popularity and new fans since the 2...

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INTRONAUT – Debut New Single

INTRONAUT have unleashed a new single called “Pangloss” from their sixth studio full-length, “Fluid Existential Inversions“ streaming for you above. Metal Blade have a February 28th release date scheduled for that album.

Sacha Dunable: Vocals / Guitar
Joe Lester: Bass
David Timnick: Guitar / Vocals
Alex Rudinger: Drums

As progenitors of some of the most inventive, uninhibited, dynamic music ever recorded, LA’s Intronaut are a force to be reckoned with. These traits are expanded ever further on sixth full-length Fluid Existential Inversions, which features the most dramatic and epic sounds of their career. “We pushed ourselves to be bigger and better, musically speaking, and to me that’s the essence of progressive music,” states guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable. “I love...

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PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2020 – Bands Announced

The 2020 ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘ lineup has been beefed up with a wealth of new artists having just been announced. Among them are headlining appearances from Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“) in full an exclusive U.S. appearance from Mercyful Fate. Emperor will also be headlining as well. This year’s edition of the festival is scheduled to go down at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from August 14th-16th and will feature the following artists:

Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)

Mercyful Fate


The Flaming Lips

Blue Öyster Cult

Down (performing “NOLA“)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Ty Segall & The Freedom Band





Blonde Redhead





At The Gat...

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Michigan melodic death metal veterans THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER reportedly will release their ninth studio album and follow-up to 2017’s Nightbringers this April.

The news comes via frontman Trevor Strnad during a recent interview with Pure Grain Audio. Interestingly, recording for the album appears to have been completed last spring. Strnad had the following to say about the record:

“The album comes out in April and the first taste of it will be at the beginning of next month, the first song and the artwork and the big reveal of the name, and all that. Pretty excited about that; it’s been a long time coming now. I recorded vocals for the album in May. So, it will be like a year almost until it finally comes out. It’s been a long time to think about it, let me tell you.”

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