The trajectory of the Greek sludge/post-metal unit Allochiria’s career started pretty long ago in 2008. To this day, they have released a self-titled EP and three full-length LPs to note. While being strong on post-metal coded slow-paced progressions, they also incorporate a touch of hardcore nuance manifested by how vocalist Irene presents inclement blackened growls on their songs. And, so, they are back on releasing a full-length, which is also their third one, titled Commotion via Venerate Industries.
GMP’s Nik and Keefy go deeeeeep on Ronnie James Dio ‘s 2023 Record Store Day drop of Dio “Live In Fresno!” Nik unboxes this sexy beast and we do a track-by-track analysis of the vinyl quality, the concert recording itself, and the setlist choices by Dio of his originals, covers of his own material with Black Sabbath,Rainbow, and more.
Rune Erickson aka Blasphemer has created an impressive career in black metal. After a decade-long run in Mayhem, he has also found himself performing with Aura Noir and Hammer of the Gods, along with many other side projects that fall into other sub-genres of metal. Here is his newest project which sonically falls closer to Mayhem. This was started in 2020 with Aggressor drummer Cesar Vesvre.
Some people told me I was crazy when I decided I was going to go to the Sick New World Fest, a debut Metal and Rock Festival in Las Vegas. In the month of May. I hate to sound like a boomer and complain about the heat in Las Vegas, which is an actual desert, but the bottom line is I knew in advance it was going to be hot as hell, and it certainly lived up to that prediction. That being said I was really excited to come to the festival enjoy a day with my metal community and see some incredible bands; some I had never seen ever, and some I had not seen in a long time.
Reactivated Metalcore originators veterans Bleeding Through have announced a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of their third studio album, This Is Love, This Is Murderous. The gig will take place at The Crowfoot, in Detroit. on August 19 for a show featuring tracks from the album with the band sharing the stage with a lineup of other noteworthy acts, including Dead To Fall, Let It Die, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Too Pure To Die, and Walls Of Jericho.
Metallica kicked off their M72 World Tour in Amsterdam on April 27th, 2023! Playing in the round and on a “no repeats” weekend format: two shows in each city, no repeats, the band played some brand new songs, deep cuts, and hits! Watch a pro-shot video of the band performing “Blackened!” Metallica recently released their new album 72 Seasons, which landed at #1 on the UK charts and now, #2 in the US, according toBillboard. read our reviewshereandhere. 72 Seasons released on Blackened Recordings on April 14th, 2023!
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After a four-year break, Dutch death/thrashers Legion of the Damned return with The Poison Chalice (Napalm Records), the band’s eighth full-length studio release their inception in 2005. Originally called Occult, only drummer Erik Fleuren and frontman Maurice Swinkel remain from that early incarnation spawned in 1992, the band never deviating far from their original sound, consistently honing their attack into an even more effective riff machine with each successive record.
Taipei Houston, the Psychedelic and Alternative rock duo featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, has released the official music video for the song “Frequency”. Taipei Houston’s debut album, “Once Bit Never Bored”, was released last November via C3 Records.
YOB recently announced their long-time drummer Travis Foster has left the band. On the eve of a busy summer of touring with headline dates, festival slots, and more, the band has revealed drummer Dave French, who has been touring with the group in place of Travis for two years, is the permanent new replacement. The band commented in a social media post: