ALBUM REVIEW: Spiral Grave – Legacy Of The Anointed


While Legacy Of The Anointed (Argonauta Records) may be Spiral Grave’s full-length debut, it’s easy to also think of it as the sixth Iron Man album under a different name. After all, the musicians involved were part of that band’s last active lineup with guitarist Willy Rivera in place of the tragically passed on bandmate, Al Morris III. The style also bares a superficial resemblance to the Doom Metal approach last seen on 2013’s South Of The Earth. However, there’s a distinction between the two entities and Spiral Grave uses that connection as a springboard for their own identity.

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Fear Factory Released The Genre Smashing Album “Demanufacture” 25 Years Ago!


Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading


Watch Ozzy Osborne Perform Classic Songs at The Us Festival in 1983


Ozzy Osbourne has shared pro-shot footage of his now legendary performance at the 1983 US Festival. Taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, at What is now Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernadino, California and put on by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and concert promoter legend Bill Graham, the “Heavy Metal Day” of the fest included Ozzy, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, and Triumph! One of the most bootlegged tapes of the 1980s, Ozzy’s band feature Jake E. Lee on guitar. The Prince of Darkness just released a new single, rebooked his postponed tour dates and is releasing a retrospective boxed set soon. Watch him and his band rip through classics such as ‘Iron Man’, ‘Crazy Train’, ‘Suicide Solution’, and more in the videos below! Continue reading


Greta Van Fleet Shares Music Video For “When The Curtain Falls”


Rising rockers Greta Van Fleet has shared the video for their current hit single “When The Curtain Falls”. The clip is filled with all of the mystical symbolism behind the track. was filmed in Southern California and conceived and directed by acclaimed visual effects artist Benjamin Kutsko (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Iron Man). Watch it now. Continue reading


Black Sabbath’s Iron Man Used In NBC’s Ad For The Winter Olympics


In a spot that aired directed following the SuperBowl, NBC used Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ to promote the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. In an ad featuring former USA Gold Medal winning Snowboarder and X-Games star Shaun White, the track plays while White imagines himself competing and completing tricks. Continue reading


Black Sabbath Shares “Iron Man” Live Performance Clip From “The End” Film


Black Sabbath‘s ‘The End‘ film, which documents the band’s farewell show in Birmingham, England, came out on several formats last week via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Continue reading


Shadow Woods Metal Fest Confirmed For September 25-27, 2015


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Shadow Woods Metal Fest will be happening on September 25-27, 2015 in Fannettsburg, PA in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Artists taking part on the fest include:

Anagnorisis (Louisville, KY – black metal)
Anicon (New York, NY – black metal)
Ashagal (New Hope, PA – ritual folk)
Bridesmaid (Columbus, OH – instrumental doom-sludge)
Cladonia Rangiferina (VA – ritual black metal, doom, acid rock)
Dendritic Arbor (Pittsburgh, PA – black metal / powerviolence)
Destroying Angel (Philadelphia, PA – folk music for exorcisms)
Dreadlords (Philadelphia, PA – ritual black metal blues)
Dweller In The Valley (Frederick, MD – black, death, doom)
Existentium (Baltimore, MD – melodic technical death metal)
Falls of Rauros (Portland, ME – folk/atmospheric black metal)
Fin (Chicago, IL – black metal; unsigned)
Heavy Temple (Philadelphia, PA – psychedelic doom)
Hivelords (Philadelphia, PA – experimental psychedelic black doom)
Immortal Bird (Chicago, IL – black/death metal)
Iron Man (MD – doom metal/heavy rock)
Menace Ruine (Montreal, QC – avant-garde drone black metal)
Midnight (Cleveland, Ohio – black heavy metal)
Molasses Barge (Pittsburgh, PA – traditional doom metal)
Occultation (New York, NY – doom metal)
Oneirogen (New York, NY – dark, doom, drone)
Psalm Zero (New York, NY – experimental black doom)
Sentience (Woodland Park, NJ – death metal)
Slagstorm (Hagerstown, MD – prehistoric doom thrash)
Snakefeast (Baltimore, MD – jazz metal sludge)
Stone Breath (Red Lion, PA – experimental folk)
The Black Moriah (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX – Western occult black/thrash)
The Day of the Beast (Virginia Beach, VA – blackened death metal)
The Expanding Man (Baltimore, MD – solo improvisational electronic soundscapes)
The Flight of Sleipnir (Denver, CO – black metal)
The Owls Are Not What They Seem (York, PA – experimental ritual soundscapes)
Tyrant’s Hand (Baltimore, MD – deathened black metal)
Unsacred (Richmond, VA – savage black metal)
Velnias (Denver, CO – blackened folk/doom metal)
Wormreich (Huntsville, AL & Nashville, TN – black metal)
ZUD (Portland, ME – bluesy outlaw black metal)

 

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Yesterday’s Saints Supporting Iron Man On Upcoming North American Tour


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Northern Virginia metallers Yesterday’s Saints will be on a North American tour supporting Iron Man, supporting Generation of Vipers, which is available here. Album artwork was done by Vance Kelly (Huntress, Down, Prong).

Yesterday’s Saints, who play a death-thrash-power hybrid, has been in existence since summer 2010 and with a self-released EP and some regional touring under their belt. They knew that a full concept album was the next step they wanted to take. But they did not go about it capriciously. The decision to go with a concept for the 11-track Generation of Vipers was driven by the most important things -the songwriting and careful thought.

YESTERDAY’S SAINTS Live:
Mar 12: The Pinch – Washington, DC
Mar 13: Jabber Jaws – Allentown, PA
Mar 14: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 15: The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 16: Dusk – Providence, RI
Mar 17: Koto – Salem, MA
Mar 18: Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
Mar 19: Skeletunes (formerly Berlin Music Pub) – Ft. Wayne, IN
Mar 20: The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
Mar 21: Ruby Tuesday Bar (CLUB IS ON OSU CAMPUS) – Columbus, OH
Mar 22: Courtyard Lounge – Dayton (Englewood), OH

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