PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 115: Exodus – “Fabulous Disaster” Reviewed


GMP’s Nik and Keefy’s third episode of the Exodus run focuses on the explosion of thrash and the pivotal third album “Fabulous Disaster!” This might be our most woke episode yet!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 114: Exodus – “Pleasures of The Flesh” Reviewed – Enter Zetro


We had numerous technical difficulties with this one. So enjoy our voices and use your imagination!

GMP’s Nik and Keefy’s second episode of our series on Exodus focuses on the departure of Paul Baloff from the band, the addition of Steve “Zetro” Souza to the band, and the album “Pleasures of The Flesh.”

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 113: A Lesson in Violence – A Review of Exodus’ “Bonded By Blood”

GMP’s Nik and Keefy kick off a new series on thrash legends Exodus, discussing Bay Area Thrash, Metallica, Megadeth, and the early years. Continue reading

DieHumane Shares a New Single and Video for “Oblivion” – Debut Album Coming Soon

DieHumane is the Metal and Rock supergroup featuring former members of Exodus, Type O Negative, Life of Agony, Anova Skyway and more. The band will release its debut album The Grotesque on May 5, 2023, in partnership with Ulrich Wild’s label WURMgroup and The Oracle Management, the management company of Coal Chamber/DevilDriver frontman, Dez Fafara (and his wife Anahstasia who’s the CEO). The album was completed in 2022 and will feature 10 original compositions. The band has shared their first single and video – “Oblivion” here:

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More

After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More

Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Invictus – Unstoppable


Some people just aren’t happy unless they’re busy, and with two established bands occupying his time Canadian vocalist Maurizio Iacono is certainly that. Not content with already fronting two well known and established bands, the Ex Deo and Kataklysm singer now spearheads Invictus.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blind Illusion – Wrath Of The Gods


Part of San Francisco’s famous Bay Area thrash scene, Blind Illusion may have only produced one full-length studio album during their initial eleven-year existence but that record, The Sane Asylum (Combat Records) still remains an undisputed classic of its time. Not only famous for adding more technicality, diversity, and flavour to a scene that ran predominantly on speed and aggression, Blind Illusion also ended up being responsible for the creation of alternative funk metal act Primus, the band at the time featuring former Possessed guitarist Larry LaLonde and batshit bass wizard Les Claypool.

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 9-30-22 – All Rise Edition


Check out our weekly news show! 📰 We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Inc – There’s Only Black


It’s probably fair to say that when Venom Inc. released full-length “debut”, Avé in 2017, expectations weren’t too high. Formed by guitarist Mantas (aka Jeff Dunn) and frontman Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan in the wake of the duo’s former band M:Pire of Evil, Venom Inc. appeared to some as a simple rebranding. A change of name with little hope of successfully rekindling past glories. They were wrong.

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