Category METAL NEWS

AUSTRALIAN DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Lineup Revealed





The lineup has been unveiled for the 2019 edition of the Australian ‘Download‘ festival that is to be held in Sydney and Melbourne in March. The Sydney show will take place on March 09th at the Parramatta Park while the Melbourne show will follow on March 11th at the Flemington Racecourse. Here are the confirmed acts:

Ozzy Osbourne
Slayer
Judas Priest
Alice In Chains
Ghost
Rise Against
The Amity Affliction
Anthrax
Halestorm
Behemoth
Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes
I Prevail
Converge
Frenzal Rhomb
Luca Brasi
Code Orange
Andy Black
The Fever 333
War On Women
High Tension
Outright
Ruins
Alien Weaponry

Further bands are due to be announced in the months to come. Tickets will go on sale next Wednesday, September 26th, with more details available at downloadfestival.com.au.

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BEOWULF – Announces New Tour Dates!





Hey, BEOWULF BYZ are you ready for the next show? It’s time to slam dance with the original Venice speed punk band!!!

SEPTEMBER 29th at ‘The Prospecter’ in the LBC….October 18th @ The Regent….October 20th @ ‘The Doll Hut’ w/Dead Friends 46….Nov. 2nd ‘The Sound Of Revolution Festival’ Netherlands……Nov.11th @ Los Globos w/ LUICIDAL……check back on the BeowulfByz FB page for new dates, updates and current newz…..!!!!!

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“Beowülf” is the self-titled debut full-length studio album by US hardcore/crossover act Beowülf. The album was released through Suicidal Records (label owned by Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies) in 1986...

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BETRAYING THE MARTYRS – Replace Guitarist





French extreme metal act, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, have confirmed the departure of guitar player Lucas D’Angelo and the addition of Steeves Hostin as his replacement. Here’s the official word:

“Dear BTM fans, as some of you may have guessed by now, Lucas has decided to part ways with BTM. There’s absolutely no hard feelings between us and we’ll stay best friends forever, but he made clear he wants to explore different directions, styles of music and focus on music production, and we all wish him the very best success doing so!

“That being said, we’d like you to welcome our new guitarist Steeves Hostin with open arms, who will be replacing Lucas and joining the band permanently!

“As you can already hear on the cover we just put out, Steeves is a mind-blowing guitarist but also a very tale...

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DEVIL MASTER – Signs With Relapse Records





Relapse Records have announced their signing of Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER. The death rock/black metal/punk hybrid outfit commented of their new home:

“Relapse Records‘ store in Philly was crucial to all of us growing up scoring Bathory, Celtic Frost, Danzig etc merch, corrupting and burning an eternal impression in our then fragile minds that has gone unmatched. It’s an honor to be able to work with Relapse Records and Arthur Rizk, two titans of the underground, on our upcoming debut LP in spreading the spells that DEVIL IS YOUR MASTER!!!”

The label have compiled re-mixed and remastered versions of the band’s previous two demos into a new release titled “Manifestations“, which they will have out on November 02nd. Pre-orders for that are up now at Relapse...

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METALLICA – Post Live ’91 “Harvester Of Sorrow” Video





METALLICA’s “…And Justice For All“-themed stroll down memory lane continues with slamming live footage of “Harvester Of Sorrow” filmed during their August 17th, 1991 appearance at the ‘Monsters Of Rock Festival‘ in Donington, England. View below. The band have been highlighting past live performances of all the tracks from the aforementioned album leading up to its upcoming November 02nd deluxe reissue, though it will be minus a proper remix with the bass turned up so fans can hear it.



#NoJusticeForJason



Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have...

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KORN – New Album To Be Released In 2019





Nu metal band KORN has begun the demo process for their next album, with formal tracking set to begin in Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Foo Fighters). In a new interview with cymbal maker Sabian, drummer Ray Luzier revealed that the new album will hit streets in March 2019.

You can check out the full interview HERE.

Since forming in 1993, the iconic hard rock band KORN have sold nearly 40 million albums, toured the world dozens of times, and set records in the process that will likely never be surpassed...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING – New Music Video Posted





A music video for INTERNAL BLEEDING’s new single “Focus” has been posted online, September 14th. The band’s new album, “Corrupting Influence” will see an October 19th release on Unique Leader Records. View the video HERE. Speaking of this track, frontman Joe Marchese commented:

“‘Focus‘ is about going out there and killing it every single day. It’s about digging deep and finding huge reservoirs of strength you never knew you had.”

On the touring front, the band have the below run of shows booked with Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Pyrexia, AngelMaker and Within Destruction.

10/12 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/13 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
10/14 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/17 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
10/18 La...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Book New Tour Dates





THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has booked a few shows leading up to their appearance at Annihilation 2018. The dates will also feature Midnight, Temple of Void, and Mutilatred and are as follows:

11/14 London, ON @ RumRunners
11/15 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
11/16 Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
11/17 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music All (Annihilation)

The Black Dahlia Murder gained their final band line-up in January 2001 and released their first demo entitled What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse, and a four-track EP, A Cold-Blooded Epitaph, the latter of which the group released on its own Lovelost Records. After appearing in concerts such as the Milwaukee Metal Fest, The Black Dahlia Murder signed to Metal Blade Records in 2003.

The band played in Ozzfest 2005 and also participated in the Sounds o...

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DEICIDE – Post New Music Video





Death metal act, DEICIDE, has returned with Overtures Of Blasphemy, which sees the band return to their roots. The effort was produced by Jason Suecof at Audio Hammer Studios and was released via Century Media world-wide on Sept 14th. A new music video for “Defying The Sacred” can be viewed below. The video was directed by the renowned Scott Hansen (Animals As Leaders, Whitechapel). Overtures Of Blasphemy was released today via Century Media Records.

DEICIDE Line-Up:

Glen Benton (vocals, bass), Steve Asheim Drums), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Mark English (guitars)

Benton states: “This album came together over time, meaning we didn’t want to rush it...

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MOTLEY CRUE – To Reunite To Record Four New Songs





Glam metal band, MOTLEY CRUE, who bid farewell to their fans on December 31st 2015, will be getting back together soon to record four new songs, according to a Tweet sent by lead singer Vince Neil.

If you recall, last year bassist Nikki Sixx pitched a giant bitch fit when the band was HOAXED. The fake press story which claimed the band was going to reunite (despite saying they would not) turns out to be true now… in the brand new update from vocalist Vince Neil, they finally come clean:

In the post, Neil stated:

“Exciting news! I’ll be going back in recording studio in a few weeks with the boys to record 4 brand new Mötley Crüe tracks! Rock On!!”

While no confirmation has been given by guitarist Mick Mars, drummer Tommy Lee or bass player Nikki Sixx, the latter two have recently...

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