Monthly Archives January 2018

OBITUARY – Spring Tour Dates With SKELETONWITCH





Death metal legends OBITUARY have announced a spring North American headline tour with support from Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, and Dust Bolt. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

Obituary comments on the tour: “We are stoked about our North American tour and super excited to be back at the headlining spot. We have been very fortunate to be a part of some killer tours for our last few US/Canada runs as support to Carcass, Cannibal Corpse and Kreator but that came with limits on time and production value. Now it’s time to bust out the Big Guns, dig deep into our musical pockets and pull out some oldies but goodies!”

5/2 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/3 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
5/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
5/5 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/6 Bos...

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NOVAREIGN – Premiere New Song





Influenced by bands like Iron Maiden and Dream Theater to Dragonforce and Angra, NOVAREIGN are the next generation of Progressive Power Metal telling stories in musical literature speaking to a generation influenced by epic fantasy tales, comic books and video games. Having made a reputation for themselves through energy-abounding live shows filled with nonstop shredding guitar interplay and powerful traditional metal vocals NOVAREIGN will debut their album on Feb. 16th via M-Theory Audio. Legends is an hour-plus of over-the-top, shred-tastic epic, yet melodic, power and progressive metal. Take a listen to the next cut from the album, the new single “Heavy Heart” https://youtu.be/zoZCUaPAdOY

“’Heavy Heart’ is the collaborative of [former Exmortus guitarist] Balmore Lemus and [voca...

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LINKIN PARK, Ritual Murder & The Lust For Blood






LINKIN PARK, Ritual Murder & The Lust For Blood

(Part 1 of a 3 part report)

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

As a new day dawned upon us, Jan 31, 2018, the ‘Super Blood Moon’ appeared in the sky and what it represents to occultists is very significant, so I want to help my readers better understand the importance of human sacrifice on this date as it pertains overall to the lust for blood these Satanic maniacs must fulfill for their father Lucifer demands it from them.

Point blank, you want to kick it with the devil… you have to murder people. A lot of them.

Since it took over 130 days to release Chester Bennington’s autopsy report, for what was called immediately a slam shut ‘suicide’, many #truthers like myself have begun to look at the possibility that the rock star was murdered in a snuff fi...

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SACRED REICH – Returns To Metal Blade Records





Thrash metal legends SACRED REICH have signed with Metal Blade Records! They are currently writing material for what will be their sixth album and first since 1996’s Heal. Since their 1985 inception, the band has become one of the most revered 80s thrash bands and have continued to carry the torch with European tours, festival appearances, their first US tour in over 20 years, plus their 2012 Live at Wacken album. Given Sacred Reich’s politically conscious material, today’s divisive climate means the band’s views are more relevant and vital than ever.

Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:

“We are very happy to announce that SACRED REICH have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album...

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SUSPERIA – Release New Music Video





Norway’s blackened thrash/heavy metal act SUSPERIA (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man’s Child members) premiere music video for the title track from their upcoming album “The Lyricist”, slated to be out on March 16th via Agonia Records. The video is available below.

Susperia is not a Satanic band, though their lyrics they tend to criticize and question the views and morals of Christianity.



Susperia was started by Tjodalv (Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child) and Cyrus (Satyricon, Old Man’s Child) in October 1998. After Tjodalv left Dimmu Borgir in the middle of March 1999 he started to concentrate fully on Susperia together with old-time friend Cyrus...

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RANDY RHOADS, Lord Lucifer & The Hidden Hand






RANDY RHOADS, Lord Lucifer & The Hidden Hand

(Part 1 of a 3 part report)

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

Late great OZZY lead guitarist, Randy Rhoads, hated playing BLACK SABBATH songs.

He also hated fame and playing lead guitar in a heavy metal band. Randy wanted to be a classical virtuoso, and was taking classes while out on tour during the final year of his life, performing to sold out arena crowds in the evening.

Randy Rhoads never wanted to play in Ozzy’s band. It was his mother, “Dee”, who did.

She told her son to do it. That it would be silly not to. So essentially she signed her
son over to the evil cabal that sanctioned the young guitar wizard’s death on March 19, 1982.

Sure, Randy experienced meteoric success within the short period of time he was in Ozzy’s band and cutting those two ...

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PRIMUS – New U.S. Tour Dates Announced





PRIMUS has announced an extensive spring and summer tour of the United States with Mastodon. The trek will commence in early May and run through early July. Here is the schedule:

5/6 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
5/8 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
5/10 Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
5/11 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
5/12 Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
5/14 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
5/15 Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
5/16 Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
5/18 Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Pavilion
5/19 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/20 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
5/22 Reading, PA @ Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
5/23 Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater
5/25 Glen Falls, NY @ Cool Insuring Are...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE – New Tour Dates Announced





ACT OF DEFIANCE will be supported by Shattered Sun on the below headlining tour. Act Of Defiance will be supporting their latest release, “Old Scars, New Wounds” on the trek.

3/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
3/02 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
3/03 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
3/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar
3/08 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
3/09 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
3/10 Dallas, TX – The Curtain Club
3/11 Oklahoma CIty, OK – The Ruins Live
3/12 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
3/13 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
3/14 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
3/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
3/16 Kent , OH – The Outpost
3/17 Janesville, WI – Back Bar
3/18 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
3/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
3/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
3/23 Petaluma, CA – Th...

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GOATHAMMER – Signs With Hells Headbangers





Hells Headbangers has announced the signing of Canada’s GOATHAMMER. The first fruit of this union shall be the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction, which will be released later this spring/summer on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Formed in 2013 and promptly getting to work on a split tape and two successive demos, Goathammer have been a study of staunch underground ethics from the very beginning. Theirs is a sound that’s steeped in decades of arcane black/death wisdom, canvassing an array of eras and international flavors whilst being finessed into foul, filthy form by true fanatics. As such, Ceremony of Morbid Destruction is the grand, garish culmination of Goathammer’s noble work thus far...

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ROCKET REVIEW: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – “Grimmest Hits” (CD)





The bearded Viking from Hell returns with his super biceps of doom, killing it with a slamming display of sonic carnage, befitting somebody like Thor and his mighty hammer. Zakk Wylde’s BLACK LABEL SOCIETY wildly throws down 2018’s “Grimmest Hits” for your entertainment… as if their own damn lives depended on it. “Trampled Down Below” is the gasoline you need to get it all started, for nobody rips up the six strings like the baddest of bad, longtime Ozzy lead guitar player, Zakk goddamn Wylde, dig it?When you put in as much time knocking back booze, slaying sold out arena crowds around the world, there is a point in time when you could literally just phone one in and still get a pass. Zakk is that good...

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