Monthly Archives February 2017

SICOCIS – ‘Requiem of the World’ Now Available

Las Vegas’ SICOCIS have made a name for themselves in their scene from winning the title of best local metal band from Vegas Rocks magazine and Battle of the Bands to sharing the stage with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Kamelot, Devin Townsend, Amaranthe, Tesseract, Kataklysm, Dragonforce, Unearth and many more.

Sicocis blends influences from the melodic death metal, epic power metal and dark, progressive scenes creating their own unique and modern sound. The group have partnered with label M-Theory Audio, also based in Las Vegas, to release, Requiem of the World. M-Theory Audio is the imprint of Marco Barbieri, former President of Century Media and Nuclear Blast Records, and current manager for bands like Flotsam and Jetsam, Warbringer and Exmortus...

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WARBRINGER – Debut New Song

WARBRINGER’s forthcoming new album Woe to the Vanquished is set to be released on March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records. After having previously released the first music video for the track “Silhouettes,” it’s time to fire another shot from their upcoming release. Singer John Kevill states on the track premiere “Shellfire”:

“As we near the release of our fifth record ‘Woe to the Vanquished’ we want to show you guys something that will blow some heads off. We wrote this song with the intention of it being the fastest Warbringer song to date, which it is. The music, composed by Carlos Cruz, is a ripping bombardment of riffs and rapid-fire fills with a crushing detonation of a middle section...

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METALLICA – Lars: ‘Hardwired’ Has “Dual He-She Type Of Interpretation”

METALLICA’s drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to The Ringer in an in depth Q&A that again, finds the biggest question he is hit with is finding out exactly how this insane Lady Gaga involvement with the band came all about. Here is an excerpt:

Lars: I was sitting next to her at a dinner here in L.A. like six weeks ago, eight weeks ago. We had just gotten the offer for the Grammys, and we had talked a little bit about getting a female collaborator to sing a song with James. We felt some of the stuff on the new album would lend itself to a dual he-she type of interpretation. And I found myself sitting next to her at a dinner a couple months ago.
We were sitting there, and she was talking to me about her metal roots...

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SLAYER – Tour Date With LAMB OF GOD Leaked Out

Over the past several weeks rumors have begun circulating about SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD hooking up a tour together later this year. While nothing concrete was established, ThePRP now says they’ve “seen confirmation” that the tour is happening and will also feature Behemoth. Furthermore, the trek will apparently take place in North America in July and August, with one date leaking thus far: August 2 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO.


Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with Repentless, the band’s 11th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast...

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GOATWHORE – Kicks Off US Tour

New Orleans’ GOATWHORE is currently on the road with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone for a special trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary – with added headlining dates scattered throughout. Following these shows, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks’ worth of dates from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, Goatwhore will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour stops. See below for all dates.

Goatwhore tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary
w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
Feb. 23 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *

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IMMOLATION – Post Track-By-Track Video

New York death metal act, IMMOLATION, released their new album, Atonement, yesterday (February 24th) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has launched a fourth track-by-track video talking about the last two songs on the album. The new track-by-track video is available for streaming HERE.

Atonement was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation). Cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (Immortal, Exodus), along with additional artwork by the very talented Zbigniew Bielak (Enslaved, Watain).

Order a physical copy of Atonement by itself or in various bundles from the Nuclear Blast store HERE.

Atonement track listing:

“The Distorting Light”

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DESECRATOR – New Lyric Video Released

Australia’s DESECRATOR are slated to release their debut studio album “To The Gallows” on March 24th, 2017 and now the band has unleashed a lyric video for the title track. Check it out HERE.

You can pre-order the “To The Gallows” album via iTunes HERE, and also catch the band on these upcoming tour dates:

March 31 – Hobart – Republic Bar
April 01 – Launceston – Gunners Arms
April 13 – Adelaide – Enigma Bar
April 16 – Alice Springs – Blacken the Globe
April 26 – Warrnambool – The Loft
April 27 – Balarat – The Eastern
April 28 – Geelong – Barwon Club
April 29 – Melbourne – Bendigo Hotel
May 05 – Canberra – The Basement
May 06 – Woy Woy – Leagues Club
May 07 – Sydney – Frankies Pizza
May 12 – Perth – Amplifier Bar
May 13 – Bunbury –...

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DEATH ANGEL – UK Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area thrash act, DEATH ANGEL, have announced four UK headline shows this August. Supports are to be announced shortly. Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment:

“I am extremely proud to announce that Death Angel will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017. These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there!
Expect nothing less than a special in your face set that will leave exhausted, and satisfied! Yet! Wanting for more! See you on stage, in the pit, and at the bar.”

8th August – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
9th August – Glasgow, Audio
10th August – Bridgend, Hobos
11th August – Lond...

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More bands have been announced for this year’s ‘New England Metal & Hardcore Festival’, which is scheduled for April 21st & 22nd at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Newly added to the bill are:

Harm’s Way
Cruel Hand
Face Your Maker
Angel Vivaldi

Further artist additions are also planned. The newly revised daily lineups look like this:

Friday, April 21st:

Harm’s Way
Cruel Hand
Kublai Khan
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Left Behind
Face Your Maker
I Am
Brick By Brick

Saturday, April 22nd:

Swallow The Sun
Angel Vivaldi
Battle Beast
Leaves Eyes
Circuit Of Suns

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is an annual festival held...

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DIMEBAG – ‘333’ Tribute Album Artwork Unveiled!

The cover artwork has been unveiled for ‘333’, tribute to Dimebag compilation album, which is slated to be released via THE METAL DEN Records on December 8th, 2017. Official track list is still pending, along with naming the talent involved. This album will be a collection of 8 original tracks inspired by the late legendary Texas guitar shredder.

Producer/Vocalist/Engineer, Randy “Rocket” Cody, adds:

“This is going to be hands down the best tribute album to honor former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott, and it will feature the hottest up and coming guitar players from around the world paired with yours truly on vocals. I am really excited to spotlight some of these awesome six string wizards throwing it down in Dime’s honor...

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