Monthly Archives June 2019

DAVID ELLEFSON – New Song Premiere

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a lyric video for his new single “Hammer Comes Down“. That track finds Thom Hazaert and Eric AK handling vocal duties. Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), guitarist Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth) and guitarist Joey Radziwill (Sacred Reich ) plus drummer Dave McClain (ex-Machine Head) also guest on the song.

“Hammer Comes Down” is taken from “Sleeping Giants“, an impending companion album for Ellefson‘s new biography , ‘More Life With Deth‘, which is slated to hit stores on July 16th.

Says Ellefson, “A few years ago did an amazing spoken word tour in Australia to support my book My Life With ‘Deth, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to connect with fans on a more intimate level.”

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VINTERSEA – Sign With M-Theory Audio

Portland, Oregon-based VINTERSEA – whose melodic progressive metal also incorporates elements of black, death and post-metal – have signed with M-Theory Audio. The group’s second album, Illuminated, will be released this fall. A music video for the record’s title track can be viewed above.

“M-Theory Audio continues to bring you the best new talent,” explains label founder Marco Barbieri. “I’ve had my eye on Vintersea for the past couple years watching the band progress and promote themselves. With the release of their latest single and video, ‘Illuminated,’ the time is now to get this promising and talented band further international exposure.”

Fronted by Malaysian-born singer Avienne, whose vocal range spans from haunting melodies to fierce growls, Vintersea delivers hea...

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DISOWNING – Streaming New Album

DISOWNING, the international (Canada & France) Death Metal band fronted by ex-OFFENDING singer Jesus the Butcher, has just unleashed the full stream for its debut full-length, “Human Cattle“, at the XENOKORP YouTube channel here. The attached promo has been updated accordingly. It’s up for you to stream / embed or share right away!

Produced by Sylvain BIGUET (ATARAXIE…) and with artwork by HEADSPLIT Design (KREATOR…), the album will be released on July 12 through the Xeno-Korporation as a 500 copies limited edition first print on deluxe DigiPak CD and / or Digital along with a new line of T-shirts (also by HEADSPLIT Design). All can be preordered at the XENOKORP Store here.

Trends come and go in every musical genre and Death Metal is no exception with the current trends of Bruta...

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MONOLORD – European/UK Tour Dates Announced

MONOLORD have booked their fall touring plans with European/UK and U.S. legs newly have been announced. Firebreather will join them on the European/UK run while Blackwater Holylight will appear on the U.S. leg of touring.

With Firebreather:

09/28 London, UK – The Garage (feat. Ufomammut)
09/29 Sheffield, UK – HRH Doom V Stoner
09/30 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
10/01 Utrecht, NL – De Helling
10/02 Brussels, BE – Magasin 4
10/03 Pratteln, CH – Up In Smoke Festival
10/04 Reims, FR – La Cartonnerie
10/05 Paris, FR – Saturday Mud Fever Festival
10/07 Dortmund, DE – Junkyard
10/08 Nuremberg, DE – B-Zau
10/09 Cologne, DE – Helios 37
10/10 Mainz, DE – Schon Schon
10/11 Hamburg, DE – Molotow
10/16 Oslo, NO – John Dee
10/17 Gothenburg, SE – Sticky Fingers
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EVERFROST – New Album Details Revealed

Finnish symphonic power metal band EVERFROST‘s sophomore album ‘Winterider’ to be released via Rockshots Records on September 6th!

WINTERIDER will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination between a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album ‘Blue Eyed Emotion’

The music includes generous use of catchy melodies and heavy riffs, plenty of guitar and keyboard solos, a large instrumental variety from orchestral to electronic and energetic drumming. 10 Freezing Songs Of A Harsh Winter Tale!

The album features Asim Searah from Wintersun as special guest on “Above The Treeline”, and includes a cover version of “Die Young” originally By Kesha. The Album will be available in a Digip...

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ZAKK SABBATH – To Headline Power Of The Riff Festival

ZAKK SABBATH have been announced as the headliner for this year’s ‘The Power Of The Riff‘ festival, which has been booked for August 31st at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Other acts booked on the bill thus far include:

Fu Manchu
The Wraith
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Comedian Don Jamieson will be on hand to host the event.

Best known for his legendary association with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde is one of the most legendary names in the world of ‘heavy metal’. Starting his musical journey at a tender age, he created such music which has provided solace to listeners all around the globe. ‘Stone Henge’ was Zakk’s first band and only the beginning of what was to follow...

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SUICIDE SILENCE – Announce New Live Album

On December 4, 2015, California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE headlined a special benefit show in support of Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHLA) at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Today, the band has announced that the live recordings from the night will be released under the album Live & Mental on July 12th via Nuclear Blast.

Suicide Silence comments, “Although this benefit show was recorded way back in 2015, with mental health issues as relevant as ever in society today, we felt the desire to further propel the conversation throughout the metal scene, while also allowing fans to share in this special night of unreleased material with us.”

In celebration of the announcement the band released a cover of “Blind.” Watch the live video above.

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NILE – Complete New Album

Sobek is very pleased…

American death metal band NILE have finished work on their next studio album. The record was produced by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and will arrive later this year via Nuclear Blast Records.

Drummer George Kollias had the following to say: “Listening to the new album mixed/mastered as ” type, ” cannot find the words to tell you how fucking great this album sounds!! Mark Lewis nailed it, best production we ever had! Prepare for this release, this album is a classic one…mark my words!”

Nile was formed in 1993 and has been unleashing brutal Egyptian and Lovecraftian inspired Death Metal upon the masses non-stop ever since. Take a listen and you will discover an epic array of soundscapes filled with brutal, technical, unique, and legendary metal!

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DETHKLOK – To Perform At Adult Swim Festival

‘Virtual’ death metal band DETHKLOK, stars of Adult Swim series Metalocalypse, will be a featured performer at this year’s Adult Swim Festival, scheduled to take place on November 15 and 16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

The performance will mark the band’s first live show since 2014.

Also slated to appear at the festival are Jamie XX, Vince Staples, Young Thug, Eric Andrew, Captain Murphy, Tierra Whack, Lil Nas X, and Iron Reagan, among others.

Band Members

Nathan Explosion
Skwisgaar Skwigelf
Toki Wartooth
William Murderface
Pickles

Brendon Small
Mike Keneally
Bryan Beller
Gene Hoglan

The members of Dethklok are often portrayed as incompetent at almost everything not related to their profession...

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THE ROCKET REPORT – June/2019

TMD’s creator and editor, Randy “Rocket” Cody. has cranked out a brand new episode of THE ROCKET REPORT. He discusses the Chris Cornell death investigation, along with his latest hoax articles and so much more!!

Since its debut, TMD has rocked the foundation of the heavy music scene, establishing itself as the most widely viewed heavy metal news source in the world. Rocket’s acclaimed reporting has been published at all of the leading mainstream news sites, racking up over one billion impressions on Twitter since 2017.

To date, Rocket has cranked out 19,000+ posts at TMD site.

Whether it be hard hitting investigative dissertations, in depth interviews and reviews, Rocket’s fearless writing stands alone today, having earned the tag: “The Most Dangerous Rock N Roll Write...

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