JUNGLE ROT – European Tour Dates Announced

JUNGLE ROT have announced headlining dates for their return to European shores this spring.

“Finally, the wheels are in motion and we return to Europe for the first time in five years with the 2019 Send Forth Oblivion Tour Part 1!” exudes Jungle Rot warlord Dave Matrise. “We are ready to get back and smash audiences with our style of old school metal to all the head-banging lunatics of Europe. We will also be returning to Europe in the summer for the Send Forth Oblivion Tour Part 2 with confirmed appearances at the Brutal Assault and Stonehenge Festivals, with more dates coming soon. The wait is over, the time is near and 2019 is going to be a hell of a year!”

Italian thrashers Ultra-Violence will join Jungle Rot as the Wisconsin troop support their latest self-titled LP, re...

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KISS ME: Pizza Slut, Human Meat Pies And Donutgate

KISS ME: Pizza Slut, Human Meat Pies And Donutgate

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

As if the Pizzagate scandal was not crazy enough… now it’s time for Gene Simmons, human meat pies and… donuts.

To be more specific… The Demon and his pals are promoting donuts to the public shaped in the form of an erect penis. SHOCK ME! This is not a joke. It’s time for you to get real with yourself.

Rock n roll millionaire Gene Simmons of KISS is no Angel. Sure he pretends to be a clown who jokes around all of the time, but the reality is that he hides a much darker past than one would believe.

Dangerous Minds site takes us back to the start of the world’s most dangerous band:

“Before KISS became a kid-friendly marketing machine with their own line of dolls and comic books aimed at the eight-to-sixteen demogra...

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ARMORED SAINT – Confirmed For ‘Megacruise’

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine was the featured guest on this past weekend’s Full Metal Jackie radio show. During his appearance, which can be streamed HERE, Mustaine spoke about the 2019 Megacruise:

“It’s gonna start in Long Beach and we’re gonna cruise out to Catalina and then go down to Mexico and turn around, head back up to San Diego. And I think we’re gonna stop in San Diego. We may return up to Long Beach, but I think San Diego’s gonna be where the cruise is gonna end for us. We’ve got a lot of really great bands that we’ve planned. One I’m super excited about is Armored Saint. I’ve always been a fan of Armored Saint. Of course, they’re not headlining — there’s several other bands that are above them on the bill — but they’re there. And I like Armored Saint a lot...

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Hospitalized With Infection

Ozzy Osbourne’s Saturday, October 6 show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA was postponed due to illness. The singer and songwriter is being treated for an infection, which required surgery on his hand yesterday morning (Saturday, October 6). Osbourne will spend a couple of days at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he’ll remain under doctor’s care as they monitor the infection.

The postponed show is part of Ozzy’s North American “No More Tours 2,” produced by Live Nation, and is expected to resume on Tuesday, October 9 at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista before this leg of the tour wraps with shows at the Hollywood Bowl (October 11) in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (October 13) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The October 6 show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October ...

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AURA FEST 2019 – Lineup Announced

The 2019 installment of Aura Fest has been announced and is slated to take place on Saturday, February 16 at Ships Of The Sea Museum Gardens in Savannah, GA. Here is the current line-up:

Fit For An Autopsy
Evergreen Terrace
Old Wounds
Great American Ghost
The Funeral Portrait
Second Death
Awake At Last

What started off in 2000 has now become one of Savannah’s premiere metal gatherings, showcasing some of the best local, regional, and national talent. This year’s festival is armed with heavy riffs, crushing vocals, food trucks, and surely some rowdy pits.

A.U.R.A. Fest began in 2000 with the inaugural event at Tybee Island’s American Legion...

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CHRIS CORNELL Death Hoax: Is He Still Among Us?

News of Chris Cornell’s death on May 18, 2017 stunned the world. Ever since, millions of fans worldwide have come to believe the singer’s death was a hoax and that he was still alive and well, this according to a new report that has shocked the world.

Even Chris’ wife, Vicky, does not believe her husband committed suicide. THE METAL DEN has launched an independent death investigation that concludes a false narrative is being sold to the public by the police in Detroit, along with the coroner who left out the ‘head wound’ from his autopsy report spotted by the band at the singer’s final gig. Some basic questions have been avoided...

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TMD’s Battle Of UNSIGNED BANDS 2018: Top 10 Announced!

Legendary rock journalist, Randy “Rocket’ Cody of THE METAL DEN, is pleased to announce the top 10 bands competing for this year’s crown in the Battle of Unsigned Bands online contest. The following acts are named with their location. This semi final round is handled by 3 judges, who will score each band between 1-10 (10 being highest, 1 being lowest) based on their most current studio recording, and it must be either a full length album or an EP, NO singles will be allowed.

Semi-final round and final round point totals are added together for a total score. The championship round is based off your live performance captured via video. It must be loaded up to YouTube and amassed at least 1,000 views for consideration...

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GOROD – Release Drum Recording Video

Technical metal act GOROD recently announced their upcoming 10-track album, Aethra, set to be released on October 19th, 2018 via their new international label, Overpowered Records. Aethra marks the 10th release from Gorod. The album is available to pre-order digitally via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, and in several physical formats via Overpowered Records’ merchandise site.

Now, the band releases a drum recording video featuring drummer Karol Diers. Watch HERE.

Aethra was produced and recorded by Gorod guitarist/mastermind Mathieu Pascal in his own Bud Studio, mixed at Dugout Studio by the outstanding Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth, Decapitated, In Flames) and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering (Decapitated, Nightrage).

In comparison to Gorod’s previous album...

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HIGH ON FIRE – Debut New Song

HIGH ON FIRE has unleashed “Spewn From The Earth,” another new single from their upcoming LP, Electric Messiah, online for fans to hear. This is the second and final song the band will release from the new LP slated to be out this Friday. Check it out HERE.

“Spewn From The Earth” is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles Program, which will feature new music from a variety of artists.

“Cryogenically frozen giant kings of old, awake and smash through the bowels of Earth to free themselves,” says vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike. “In a campaign to usurp their throne from man, and impregnate the populace once again.”

Band Members

Matt Pike – Guitars, Vocals

Des Kensel – Drums

Jeff Matz – Bass

One of the most punitive and muscular power trios since Motörhead, High on Fire...

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MACHINE HEAD – Phil Demmel Issues Statement

Several days ago the metal world learned that after 15 years in MACHINE HEAD, guitarist Phil Demmel is quitting the band immediately after their upcoming tour (along with drummer Dave McClain). Demmel has now issued the following statement:

“Thanks to all who have reached out and offered such positive support. 15 years in Machine Head is a long time let alone the almost 32 years since Robb and I first started playing music together. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to be in this band and I’m proud of my contributions over that time. It’s simply time for me to step away and do something else musically. People naturally grow apart over time and it’s no one’s fault. It’s amazing and we’re so fortunate to have been able to it for so long...

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