STEEL PANTHER – Announce Virtual Concert

STEEL PANTHER will be performing another virtual concert this summer. Having previously hit the stage for their ‘Concert To Save The World‘ this past June, they’ve now set an August 16th date for their ‘Rockdown In The Lockdown‘ show.

The performance will be broadcast from the Drum Workshop in Oxnard, CA and will feature a number of sketch comedy pieces interspersed throughout the set. Tickets for the show are available here and include a ‘you can’t beat the meat and greet package’ option.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit a local animal rescue in Los Angeles, CA and Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund.

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Grindcore/hardcore punk act VENOMOUS CONCEPT (featuring band members of Brutal Truth and Napalm Death) are slated to release their fourth full-length album, Politics Versus The Erection, on August 28th. The group has now posted a new single, “Eliminate,” which is available for streaming above.

“Sort of an extreme metal and punk supergroup, Venomous Concept (the name itself is an homage to the band Poison Idea) were started by Brutal Truth vocalist Kevin Sharp and Napalm Death guitarist Shane Embury in 2004. Sharp and Embury had bonded over beer, pizza, and their love of such punk icons as Black Flag and the aforementioned Poison Idea, and soon were plotting their own assault on the style...

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ROTTEN SOUND – Live Concert Stream Announced

After 27 years at the forefront of extreme metal, grind act ROTTEN SOUND have announced a Live & Stream show to take place on July 25 at the WsArena, in Vaasa, Finland, which happens to be just next to the band’s first home base, the legendary Rock Werstas. 

After putting out “Abuse to Suffer” in 2016, ROTTEN SOUND followed suit in 2018 with the EP “Suffer to Abuse”, continuing to attract new converts to their horrifying cult, as people were drawn to not only their vicious music, but also their imposing and devious live performances. Now, the band will host a show with a live crowd and available for streaming as well on July 25, 2020. Tickets for streaming are available for €8,90 at this location:

The stream will begin at 10 pm...

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INCANTATION – Release New Music Video

INCANTATION have premiered a music video for their song “Fury’s Manifesto,” which comes off their new album “Sect Of Vile Divinities.” The record will drop via Relapse on August 21st. The band commented of the video, which was directed by Daily Grind Productions:

“We present another offering unleashed from ‘Sect of Vile Divinities‘, aptly named ‘Fury’s Manifesto‘. A more crushing choice from the album to express blasphemy towards religious ethics and its failure to the very evil that the faiths themselves created.”

The early years of American death metal – in all its palm muted, tremolo picked, madness-inspired pacing – forever changed the landscape of heavy music...

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FORETOKEN – Streaming New Song

Prosthetic Records has signed melodic death metal duo, FORETOKEN, and preparations are underway for the release of their debut album, Ruin. During the creation of Ruin, the pair enlisted Hannes Grossmann (Triptykon, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) on drum duties. The first track from the album is titled “The Retribution,” which the band say explores “the dilemma of the Norse god Tyr and the sacrifice he needs to make for the Aesir to bind Fenrir.” The track is streaming everywhere now and can also be listened to via the lyric video above. Ruin is slated for release on September 4th; pre-orders are available now.

Of their signing to Prosthetic, the band commented: “We’re beyond excited to sign with Prosthetic...

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METALLICA – To Stream 1994 San Francisco, CA Concert

Tonight’s (July 13th) installment of METALLICA Mondays will head back to the summer of 1994 where the band played a relative hometown show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA back in July of that year. Fans who tune in can expect to see the following setlist:

Breadfan” (Budgie cover)
Master Of Puppets
Whever I May Roam
Harvester Of Sorrow
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
The God That Failed
Ride The Lightning“/”No Remorse“/”The Four Horsemen“/”Phantom Lord“/”Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Disposable Heroes
Seek & Destroy
Nothing Else Matters
Creeping Death
Fade To Black
Sad But True
Enter Sandman
So What” (Anti-Nowhere League cover)

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THE DEAD DAISIES – “The Lockdown Sessions” EP

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock “collective” founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — are slated to release a new digital EP, “The Lockdown Sessions”, on July 17 via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will contain four acoustic tracks, all of them exclusive to this EP.

Comments SPV label manager Olly Hahn: “We’re proud and happy to continue to work with this fantastic act after our successful collaboration over recent years. The combination of THE DEAD DAISIES and SPV is and will continue to be a recipe for success!” THE DEAD DAISIES add: “No place like home and we are where we belong, ready for the next exciting chapter, our best yet!”

Regarding “The Lockdown Sessions”, Lowy said: “As soon as it had become clear that our tour and album release would have to...

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OPETH – 2021 European Tour Dates

OPETH have revealed plans to tour a portion of Europe in March. Here are the confirmed dates:

03/10 Tallinn, Estonia @ Helitehas
03/11 Riga, Latvia @ Palladium
03/12 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
03/13 Wroclaw, Poland @ A2
03/15 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
03/16 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
03/17 Budapest, Hungary @ Akvarium Klub
03/19 Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane
03/20 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada
03/22 Zagreb, Croatia @ Culture Factory
03/23 Milan, Italy @ Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

“Since their arrival in 1990 as the self-proclaimed “most evil band in the world,” Sweden’s Opeth have become one of the most influential heavy metal groups in all of Northern Europe...

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VADER – Announce Fall 2020 European Tour

VADER has announced their fall 2020 European tour. That trek is slated to find them out on the road this September with Chronosphere and Fallcie as support bands.

09/01 Berlin, GER – Nuke Club
09/02 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
09/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Druckerei
09/04 Amserfoort, NET – Fluor
09/05 Essen, GER – Turock
09/06 Uden, NET – De Pul
09/07 Martigny, SWI – Sunset
09/08 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/09 Rome, ITA – Traffic
09/10 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/11 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
09/12 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
09/13 TBA – TBA
09/14 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/15 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
09/16 Kosice, SLO – Colloseum

Vader comments:

“VADERMANIAX!!! We need to finish what we could not do in March because covid19 virus attack...

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GREAT WHITE – Played Outdoor Show

GREAT WHITE played an outdoor show this past Thursday night (July 9) in Dickinson, North Dakota as part of “First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights”. Video footage of the concert can be seen above.

While numerous events have been imposing restrictions, such as wearing masks and social distancing, “First On First” has no such rules in place.

“We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don’t have any,” April Getz, an event coordinator for Odd Fellows, which organizes, runs and comes up with the funding for the events, told The Dickinson Press. “It’s one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that’s their personal choice. We’re leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend.”

As of Saturday (July 11), there have been a to...

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