In what is probably the biggest Who’s Who of heavy metal since Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio concocted the idea of Hear’n’Aid back during those halcyon days of hairspray and bulging spandex around 1985, Metal Allegiance continues to add name after name after name to its roster of well-respected contributors. Continue reading
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser joined Death Angel stage on May 20 at the final show of the two bands’ Australian tour in Perth to perform the song ‘Hatred United / United Hate’. Watch fan-filmed video footage now!
A documentary about the history of Sepultura from its humble beginnings through today, will see release this fall on DVD and Blu-ray. Sepultura Endurance had its world premiere in May 2017 at the Regent theater in Los Angeles and now will see a wide release. Directed by Otávio Juliano, the doc is packed with archival footage, live performances, and interviews from the band and many of their peers in metal. Watch the trailer below!Continue reading
Formed in the easy to pronounce and even easier to spell town of Mezőkovácsháza, Hungarian act Ektomorf has been steadily plugging away with their particular brand of Groove Metal/Thrash since 1993. Either oblivious or simply unconcerned with being compared to Brazilian thrashers, Sepultura, at every turn, the band seem happy enough to continue ploughing their own determined little furrow with a minimalist approach towards experimentation or progression.Continue reading
Metal Allegiance has announced that they’ll be returning to their second home of Anaheim, California at the House Of Blues on Thursday, January 25th for their annual January metal assault. Continue reading
Sepultura have never been interested in living off of previous successes. Respect the past, guitarist Andreas Kisser always stresses, without being bound by it. And with each new album, they stretch the goalposts a little farther, experiment a little more. Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast) sees them pushing their creative inspirations further than ever before while maintaining the spirit and strength that has allowed them to thrive for over 30 years.
Sepultura have announced that their new album, Machine Messiah, will arrive in stores on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading
Metal Allegiance played their scheduled hollywood show last night and took part in the celebration of Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead’s life, since his funeral was earlier in the day and the public memorial was happening all around them on the Sunset Strip. The band which themselves is made up of stars from other bands like Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Alex Skolnick of Testament, and David Ellefson of Megadeth; were joined by Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), John Tempesta of The Cult and formally White Zombie, Mark Osgueda of Death Angel, Mikkey Dee of Motorhead, Phil Demmel of Machine Head at TheWhiskey A Go – Go. The Whiskey is next door to The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Lemmy’s favorite hangout on the strip. Watch videos below of the assembled all-stars covering Motorhead,
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In other news, NADER SADEK will be performing at Neurotic Deathfest in Tillburg, Holland (April 17-19, 2015).
NADER SADEK’s new four-song EP The Malefic: Chapter III was released as a free CD insert in November and December via Decibel Magazine (#122), Terrorizer Magazine in the UK (#254) and Legacy Magazine in Germany (#94). The Decibel release has a different mix and master from the UK and German versions. .The album will be available digitally in the coming months.
Deformation by Incision
Returning to the fold are main songwriters Flo Mounier of CRYPTOPSY fame, master composer and guitarist Rune Eriksen of black thrashers AURA NOIR and ever-rising, multi-voiced growler Travis Ryan of CATTLE DECAPITATION. Bobby Koelble, whose jazz-influenced technique mixed with tinges of Eastern passion, brings a fresh flare into the sound. Depending mostly on what sounds like millions of notes being touched at ungraspable speed, Koelble is best known for his work with genre creating band DEATH, as he collaborated in creating their most revered record, Symbolic. Lastly, the solos of Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser from yet another genre defining band, SEPULTURA bring an emotion that is both chaotic and yet full of feeling, and whose whammy-bar twisting and dragged notes introduce a wicked counterpoint to Koelble’s style. Shimmering on the surface are the angelic sirens of Carmen Simoes formerly of the AVA INFERI and current MOONSPELL backing vocalist, who conjures a sense of depth to the song “Descent”.
The EP was recorded in various location and with multiple engineers. Most notably are Christian Donaldson, who recorded guitars and Drums in his Montreal Studio, the Grid. Vocals were recorded by Casey Smith and Jay Newman in New York, with additional vocals recorded by Sam Lathrem and Martin Rygiel in San Diego.