CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Birmingham 02 Academy 2

Probably due to the bitterly cold December weather, the Academy 2 is already full to bursting by the time opening act Healing Magic hit their stride. Featuring a Cavalera who prefers to spell his name correctly, the Arizona based band are fronted by Max‘s youngest son Igor, and kick off the evening with some Black Sabbath inspired riffery which unsurprisingly goes down well in the home of metal. Continue reading

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Discharge Release New Video – The Broken Law

Classic UK based hardcore punks Discharge have released a new music video for the song ‘The Broken Law’. The track comes off their 2016 album, End of Days, out now from Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading

Blackest Of The Black Festival – Silverado, California

As the earth shook and the ground parted, so did the gates to another world open, spewing forth demons of the Blackest of the Black. Bands, fans, vendors and the occasional celebrity descended upon Oak Canyon Park—a quaint little camping spot nestled in the hills of Silverado, California—for the Blackest of the Black Festival. This gathering of the depraved and debauched was the brainchild of none other than Jersey native and trailblazer of horror punk and doom-goth-metal, Glenn Danzig. Opening day of the festival coincided with the release of Danzig’s new album, Black Laden Crown (Nuclear Blast Records), his follow-up to 2015’s Skeletons Continue reading

Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted

The vitality of Stockholm ragers Wolfbrigade is a joy to behold. Nine albums in, and Run With The Hunted (Southern Lord) blisters with the exuberance and wild abandon of a child who has quaffed a crate of Monster, spraying vigour and speedballs of punky virility in all directions with uninhibited elation. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Mike IX Williams Of EyeHateGod Returns To The Stage Tonight, Talks With Ghost Cult

Recently recovered from a life-saving liver transplant – metal survivor Mike IX Williams of EyeHateGod returns to the stage this weekend, first tonight at Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Off!, Negative Approach, GWAR, The Obsessed, Fuck You Pay Me and many more. Then the band will play a string of headline dates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York this weekend, with additional booked shows for next month in Louisiana and Texas. Mike IX chatted with Ghost cult Chief Editor Keith Chachkes about his current health, his transplant surgery, recovery, and getting back on stage! Continue reading

Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival To Feature Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory And More

2017 is going to be a busy year for Danzig. The legendary front man has already confirmed that his new album, ‘Black Laden Crown’, will be coming in May (details), plus he announced the return of his “Blackest of the Black Festival” as well. Last night Danzig appeared on Full Metal Jackie’s KLOS radio program to talk about the upcoming festival, and he revealed a ton of bands who are already booked for the huge event. Continue reading

Netherlands Deathfest Is Less Than Six Months Away!

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With California Deathfest in the rearview, the team behind Maryland Deathfest turns its attention to already completed Netherlands Deathfest event next March, less than six months away. Details below: Continue reading