Category METAL NEWS

DIMEBAG, CHRISTINA GRIMMIE & Deadly Fan Obsession





Last June, TV’s The Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie, 22, was shot to death at point blank range by a deranged fan while she was doing a meet and greet after a concert. Much like former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott, 38, of Arlington, Texas, who lost his life after being shot on the stage during a live performance on December 8, 2004.

Darrell’s brother and former bandmate, Vinnie Paul Abbott, went on the record to say that he
saw definite similarities in how his brother “Dimebag” was killed onstage by a crazed fan that had been stalking their band, and how better ‘security’ measures need to be in place at shows. He goes on to say it’s shocking how a dozen years after his brother was murdered, Christina was killed in the exact same manner.

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SATCHEL: “Why Don’t You Just Suck On Lady Gaga’s Dick!”





Axel One of Berlin Metal TV conducted an interview with Satchel and Michael Starr from metal comedy band STEEL PANTHER last month. They weighed in on Lady Gaga collaborating with METALLICA at the Grammys, talk about their new record, and why they think Hetfield got the broken mic at the Grammy Awards show. Check out the hilarious discussion HERE.

When the topic of Lady Gaga and the world’s biggest metal band came up, Satchel loses his mind, and unloads on Michael Starr for heaping too much praise:

“Why Don’t You Just Suck On Lady Gaga’s Dick!”



Satirically pretending to be a hair metal band that missed its big break in the ’80s, singer Ralph Saenz (“Michael Starr”), drummer Darren Leader (“Stix Zadinia”), bassist Travis Haley (“Lexxi Foxxx”), and guitarist Russ Parrish (“Satchel”) ...

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THE OBSESSED – New “Making Of” Video Posted





Doom rockers THE OBSESSED dropped their long-awaited Sacred full-length earlier this month along with a new Jimmy Hubbard-produced visual accompaniment to the record’s title track. The band has released a five-and-a-half-minute “making of” clip giving viewers an up-close-and-personal, behind-the-scenes look at the video’s creation from concepts to costumes.

Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich, “This Majikal story of love, lust, and inter-dimensional travel was realized in both dream and reality by the collaboration and wizardry of Jimmy Hubbard, The Obsessed, and Mr. Danger. The imagery of the story was executed by the savage energy of Sam and the stunning, exotic beauty and talent of Rachel Watson. It’s all about passion, power, and dreams that do not die...

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THE LURKING FEAR – Post Studio Video Teaser





Swedish death metal act THE LURKING FEAR – featuring Tomas Lindberg on vocals – continues working on a debut album expected to be released in the late summer via Century Media Records, today the group has launched a video teaser.

Containing advance music samples for an upcoming 7″ EP, check out the video teaser HERE. The band issued the following statement:

“Finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting mankind. The Lurking Fear rears its ugly head. The first three songs of death metal filth are soon to be released on the self-titled EP, out on Moondawn Records. The EP was recorded and mixed at Welfare sounds studios in Gothenburg early 2017, produced by Per Stålberg.

“The EP features the songs ‘Tongued In Foul Flames,’ ‘The Infernal Dread,’ and ‘Winged Death...

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CARACH ANGREN – New Song Debut





Horror metal act CARACH ANGREN are streaming the second new track off their highly anticipated new album, Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten. The track, the sinister “Charlie” is streaming online HERE.

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “We proudly present the next track from our upcoming album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’ called ‘Charlie’. It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. ‘Charlie’ has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling.”

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings “Carach Angren” is Sindarin for “Iron Jaws”, a fortified pass into Mordor.

When cold sweat slowly trickles...

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METALLICA – Kirk’s Lost “Hardwired” Riffs Found (AUDIO)






***UPDATE: This story is fake. The audio posted is actually a 16 year old teen boy playing guitar who was smart enough to use a handheld recorder (that cost maybe $200) to record and post to the internet. Amazing, isn’t it how technology works?

TMD has obtained the actual audio of METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett jamming riffs he was planning to submit to the band. During the writing process for “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, Hammett said he had written and recorded tons of ass kicking riffs for the album… but then somehow the cell phone got lost.

As the ‘story’ goes, Hammett claims he ‘misplaced his cell phone while in Denmark in 2015’. Lost with the phone were some 250 to 300 riffs that he’d recorded with his phone...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM – Drum Cam Footage Posted





Germany’s Grasser Productions have checked in with the following video:

“During the 20 Years Down & Dirty tour in Munich, we accompanied Jaska Raatikainen of CHILDREN OF BODOM on the drums. Jaska is a very talented musician and drummer and by our drum cam you can peek into his playstyle, his setup and the songs. Here you can see the song “Everytime I Die” from 2000s album Follow The Reaper.” View HERE.

Children Of Bodom are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Something Wild. Commemorative shirts for the occasion are now available at this location.

The band’s tour schedule is as follows:

September
14 – Bingo Club – Kiev, Ukraine
15 – Re:public – Minsk, Belarus
16 – Yotaspace – Moscow, Russia
17 – Cosmonaut – St. Petersburg, Russia

CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB), the es...

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NECROPHAGIA – European Dates Supporting I AM MORBID





Cult death metal pioneers NECROPHAGIA have announced a new European tour this spring. The tour is slated to start in Poland on May 29th, and runs throughout June before concluding in Germany.

Necrophagia will be touring as main support to I AM MORBID, the new band featuring David Vincent of Morbid Angel. Here are the confirmed dates:

May 29 Bielsko-Biala (POL) @ Rudeboy
May 30 Kosice (SVK) @ Collosseum
May 31 Budapest (HUN) @ Durer Kert
Jun. 1 Ljubljana (SLO) @ Orto Bar
Jun. 2 Venice (ITA) @ Revolver
Jun. 3 Lyss (SUI) @ Kulturfabrik
Jun. 4 Hamburg (GER) @ Logo
Jun. 5 Moerlenbach Wieher (GER) @ Live Music Hall
Jun. 6 Munich (GER) @ Feierwerk
Jun. 7 Erfurt (GER) @ From Hell
Jun. 8 Flensburg (GER) @ Roxy
Jun. 9 Den Haag (NLD) @ Paard Van Troje
Jun. 10 Tilburg (NLD) @ 013
Jun...

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BRUJERIA – U.S. Tour Dates Announced





BRUJERIA are booked to headline a U.S. tour this fall in support of their latest album, Pocho Aztlan. Support will be provided by Voodoo Glow Skulls and Pinata Protest and the scheduled is as follows:

10/20 Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/21 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/27 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
10/27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/29 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/30 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Rroom House Of Blues
10/31 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/2 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
11/3 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/4 Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
11/5 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
11/8 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
11/9 Charlotte, NC @ The ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN – In Studio Video Posted





Finnish symphonic metal act AMBERIAN DAWN released the first episode of a series of video studio reports on the band’s upcoming new album. The as of yet titled release is expected to drop this fall via Napalm Records.

The clip features vocalist Capri laying down the vocal tracks. Check it out HERE.

Amberian Dawn is a Finnish metal band that honed their trademark sound with expert precision, making highly polished albums of symphonic melodic metal. Their songs and unique style are sure to be heralded as future classics by fans of the genre. The music is based on songwriting of the founder member of the band, guitar & keyboard virtuoso, Tuomas Seppälä.

They’ve brought more songs to the Rock Band Network than any other band, and have become a fan favorite...

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