EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Fought Upon Earth – “Grave Miscalculation”

Gird your ear-holes for attack! Bay Area Instrumental Progressive Heavy Metal outfit Fought Upon Earth are dropping their fierce new album, Grave Miscalculation (Self-Released) tomorrow, October 4th! The hard-hitting crew is back with their fun, headbanging, chops driven style sure to make you stand up and shout! The tight sounding album was co-produced by the band themselves and famed metal producer Juan Urteaga (Cattle Decapitation, Secrets Of The Sky, Exhumed). Featuring former members of Acid King, Secrets Of The Sky, and Scorched-Earth Policy, this band will have you fired up for your drive to the big show or hanging out with friends, crushing brews at a party! Jam this album out right now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 46 – Johnny Galyon of Northwest Hesh Fest

Northwest Hesh Fest is this coming weekend in Portland OR, September 19th – and it looks awesome! Headlined by Red Fang, and featuring appearances by Acid King, Witch Mountain, Big Business, Necrot, Fat Tony, Lord Dying, Nebula, Sasquatch, Holy Grove, and many more. We caught up with Johnny Gaylon, the booker of the fest and past events in Portland and at places such as South By Southwest (SXSW), and we learned about his past history in the scene, just what goes into booking the fest and why downtown Portland rules for events like this! Get your tickets to the event here, check back tomorrow for our festival preview, and check back in a few weeks for a review and photo set.

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YOB Shares New Video For “Original Face”, New Tour Begins Tonight

Doom masters Yob have been riding high on their new album Our Raw Heart,out now via Relapse Records. In honor of their next leg of their tour kicking off tonight on the West Coast of the US with Acid King and Chrch, followed by an extensive tour of Europe with Wiegedood, the band has shared a new music video. Directed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume SIlence) and filmed at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, watch ‘Original Face’ now! Continue reading

Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Yob, Acid King & More Booked For Austin Terror Fest

 

For the second year in a row, the best in underground metal bands will descend on Austin, Texas for the Austin Terror Fest, taking place from June 15th through 17th. “Powered by Worshiper Cabinets”, the festival features Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Yob, Acid King, 40 Watt Sun, Bell Witch, Pinkish Black, Come to Grief, Buzzov-en, Primitive Man, Krallice, Gnaw, Goya and many more announced for the full line-up. Tickets are available now (link below) but may sell out since this bill is so killer and many of these bands will make their Austin début. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2017 Part II, Baltimore, Maryland

Hitting the halfway point of Maryland Deathfest is usually a milestone that no one really notices and those who do will actually not speak of it. No one wants to think the weekend is going to end nor that the end is already halfway here. Instead, hangovers are nursed, more questionable food is consumed, and everyone marches back to Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage for another day of partying. Fortunately for myself and my party of friends, we know how to party but dodge the hangovers. So, we made sure to be on time for Soundstage opening up with the first band playing slightly before four in the afternoon. That included polishing off a bottle of vodka left behind by the previous renters of the Air BnB. Thank you to those unnamed heroes!  Continue reading