Rising Metal Legend and Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale Dies, Fellow Rockers Mourn

Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34 (UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome. The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley. 

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Metallica Resumes Rehearsals Together During Quarentine

Metallica has shared a  video to its Instagram stories showing the four members of the band playing together at their headquarters in San Rafael, California. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo can be seen playing the intro to “Creeping Death”, with everyone except Hetfield wearing face masks. It is not presently clear if Metallica is rehearsing for a specific event or if it is preparing to take part in a recording session. In early May, the four members of Metallica overcame social distancing to record a new version of their song “Blackened”, with each member separated in his own home. The split-screen video was posted to the band’s social media channels.

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Psycho Las Vegas Announces 2021 Fest with Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Katatonia, Ulver, Emperor, WITTR, and More

Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return in the summer of 2021. If you had tickets for this year, you are in luck! Most of the lineup will return next year, except Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, and Crowbar. This still looks like one of the best festivals in the world next year, in a year overpacked with re-scheduled events and tours. See the full lineup below. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2020 Canceled, Festival Set to Return in 2021

Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19

Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading

Watch Metallica Perform “Creeping Death” Live in Sweden

Metallica has shared another pro-shot video of them performing their classics from their “Worldwired Tour”. Watch the band perform ‘Creeping Death” like in Stockholm Sweden in 2018

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The Acacia Strain Share New 7-inch Release – “D”

Deathcore Legends The Acacia Strain continue to astound with their second surprise release in the last few months. The band has dropped D, a brand new 7-inch single today, February 28, through their label partner Rise Records. It includes two tracks: ‘Feed A Pigeon, Breed A Rat’ and ‘Seeing God,’ which features Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece/Nothing. The release is perfectly timed with the band’s brand new tour, kicking off tonight in New Haven, CT with Rotting Out, Creeping Death, Chamber, and Fuming Mouth. Stream the release here. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 27th New Music Releases

Check out the new music releases from around the world today.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

Call me a Democrat candidate because I’m about to shamelessly pander to the youth; Creeping Death‘s Wretched Illusions (eOne) fucks. I think I typed that out correctly. That’s the saying, right, fellow kids? All that nonsense aside, know that Creeping Death is here and much like their Texan brethren in Power Trip, they’ve packed all the riffs and mosh parts that a growing boy needs from their metal. Continue reading

High On Fire Announce Fall North American Tour with Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death

Confirming the news we broke last week, Grammy-winning stoner rock band High on Fire have booked new North American tour dates with Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death. The bands’ Record Store Day covers EP, Bat Salad that was a physical-only release via eOne, will see a digital release this Friday, July 26th. The band will play at Psycho Las Vegas this summer, and Levitation Festival this fall as part of the new dates. Continue reading