Watain Guitarist Pelle Forsberg Denied Entry into US, Band forced To Miss Tonight’s Show in Houston

Swedish Black Metal greats Waitain have run into trouble trying to enter the USA for their tour beginning tonight in Houston, TX with Morbid Angel and Incantation. According to a lengthy post to Facebook, the band’s guitarist was detained, interrogated and mistreated by US Border Authorities sent guitarist Pelle Forsberg back to Mexico, where he was staying prior to the first tour date in Houston. The post claims that the authorities used Google Search to find evidence that Pelle was anti-American should not be allowed in the country, despite having a current and active work Visa and entering for five prior visits without incident. The rest of the band also had issues entering the country but managed to get in today after rebooking flights and having lawyers advocate for them. and without their guitarist, they will perform as a reconfigured four-piece. The band will miss tonight’s show in Houston. Continue reading

Morbid Angel Books US Headlining Tour With Watain And Incantation

Death metal legends Morbid Angel have booked a fall headlining tour. The 2019 USA Sickness Tour begins November 21st in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Direct support will come from Watain and Incantation. Ticket go on sale Thursday, August 29th. Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Examines “What Killed Death Metal?”

Cannibal Corpse, by Evil Robb Photography

If you don’t follow The Punk Rock MBA, the YouTube channel run by music and marketing expert Finn McKenty, you are missing out! We are huge fans of his! His videos explore all of your favorite genres of music, their rise and sometimes fall. He uses the “what killed____” tag to get people interested, but clearly, he means in a commercial cultural way, not the death or a genre, as in the case of death metal. He discusses the main bands like Cannibal Corpse, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Bolt Thrower, Mortician, Incantation, and Suffocation, Cynic, Suffocation, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Entombed, Dismember, the cultural forces that led to its popularity (Ace Venture Pet Detective and Beavis and Butthead) and more! Watch the clip below and like and subscribe to the channel. Continue reading

September 7th 2018 New Music Releases

 

 

 

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world! Continue reading

Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper And Genocide Pact To Embark On Relapse Contamination Tour

Relapse Records, the bastion of great underground metal music is resurrecting their Contamination Tour this fall. Led by Dying Fetus, the tour also feature Incantation, Gatecreeper and Genocide Pact. The tour will kick off September 19th in Flint, MI and travel through 35 cities across North America, ending October 29th in London, ON. There will also be a 4-hour split released. All tour dates are on sale now. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2018 – Baltimore Maryland

For a metal fan, especially an underground metal fan with a cultured taste, Maryland Deathfest is the holy grail of music festivals. They are metal fans, so they understand metal fans. It has grown by leaps and bounds like a little cottage industry with California Deathfest, Quebec Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Days of Darkness and more to come I’m sure. As I attended my first ever full weekend, I saw incredible bands on my bucket list, met a lot of great people from all over the world, hung out with friends and basically had more fun than I could imagine. It was basically summer camp for die-hard metal fans. No judgments, no fights, no fake kung fu in the mosh pit, just all awesomeness 24/7. Fun for families and even dogs. Plus Natty Bo’s and cheap and delicious street tacos! Continue reading

True Mortem Added To Maryland Deathfest, Ticket Options Selling Out Fast

Maryland Deathfest has added True Mortem to the bill to replace Inquisition. The festival is bearing down with a little over six weeks to go and ticket options are running out. The festival has also released its vendor list, which you can see with the entire band lineup below. Continue reading