Watch Pro-shot Video of Metallica Playing “Creeping Death” from their Secret Hometown Gig


Metallica played a rare intimate last week in San Francisco at The Independent. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venue, 500 person capacity show sold out in less than 1 hour. They also played Chicago this week in a simlar show with a different setlist at The Metro. The band just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021. Watch the band play their classic track from Ride the Lightning (Elecktra Records) “Creeping Death! ” The band plays Louder Than Life this weekend!

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Psycho Las Vegas Loses Some Bands Due to Visa and Pandemic Issues


In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading


Metallica Releases New Jigsaw Puzzles for Classic Singles and Monopoly World Tour Edition


Metallica has released a new series of Jigsaw Puzzles, based on their classic early singles and an EP before they became uber popular. You can now get 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzles for the single artwork for “Jump In The Fire,” “Creeping Death,” Garage Days Re-Revisited: The 5.98 EP, and “Whiplash.” The band has also partnered with the legendary board game Monopoly for a second edition of the game bearing Metallica’s name. Monopoly World Tour Edition is available for order now, celebrating life on the road, including the World Record-breaking, the year of 2013 when Metallica became the first and only band to ever perform on all seven continents. Tour around the globe with your collectible token to some of the band’s favorite cities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. You’ll even find yourself Trapped Under Ice in Antarctica! Player tokens include Lady Justice, Death Magnetic coffin, Ride the Lightning electric chair, Master of Puppets Cross, Metal Up Your Ass toilet, and the Scary Guy.

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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #16 – Black History Month Special 2


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands, and a few classics baked in there too! This edition by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, and today marks the second episode celebrating black artists in honor of Black History Month. This week’s playlist features Ho99o9, Creeping Death, Bleed the Pigs, Our Place of Worship is Silence, Equipoise! In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice


No better way than to start the year than with some new Death Metal is what I say. I’ve quit coffee and don’t touch Red Bull, so I need something to kick start the day. It’s a particularly cold winter here in New England and every time I check Twitter there is a freshly developed shitshow going on so the more extreme music the merrier. Long story short, thank you Frozen Soul for kicking in the 2021 door with Crypt of Ice (Century Media).

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Venom Prison Reschedule Early 2021 Tour Dates to October


UK Death Metal leaders Venom Prison have opted to move their previously scheduled early 2021 tour dates to October 2021 due to COVID-19. Direct support will continue to come from special guests Creeping Death and Leeched. All ticket holders’ current tickets will be valid for dates later in the year. The band recently released their album Primeval (Prosthetic Records) and we recently interviewed vocalist Larissa Stupar for our podcast which you can check out here.

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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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