Vio-lence to Enter the Studio Next Month to Record Their Comeback Album


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Bay Area Thrash legends Vio-lence will enter Trident Studios in early 2021 to record a five-song EP. Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Heathen, Skinlab) will produce the EP, which will release on Metal Blade Records around “mid-to-late summer” according to Phil Demmel in a video with most of the band and Juan, posted via Instagram. It will be the first recording of brand new material from the band since the Nothing To gain was recorded and released in 1993. The current lineup of the band includes founders drummer Perry Strickland and guitarist Demmel (BPMD), vocalist Sean Killian and new members Christian Olde-Wohlbers (Powerflo, ex Fear Factory) on bass, and guitarist Bobby Gustafson (Satan’s Taint, ex-Overkill).

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Testament Shares New Single – “Children Of The Next Level”


Thrash Metal legends Testament have shared a new single, ‘Children Of The Next Level’ from their forthcoming Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast. Jam out to the song now! The album was produced by singer Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release. The band is currently on its The Bay Strikes Back tour with Exodus and Death Angel! Watch the video now! Continue reading


Testament Shares New Single “Night of The Witch”, Reveal New Album Details


Testament will release their highly anticipated new album Titans of Creation, which will see its release April 3rd via their long-time label Nuclear Blast. The band recorded with their frequent collaborator’s producer Juan Urteaga and mixed by Andy Sneap, with artwork by the legend Eliran Kantor (Sepultura, Septicflesh). The band is streaming the sick new single ‘Night of The Witch’ right now! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Fought Upon Earth – “Grave Miscalculation”


Gird your ear-holes for attack! Bay Area Instrumental Progressive Heavy Metal outfit Fought Upon Earth are dropping their fierce new album, Grave Miscalculation (Self-Released) tomorrow, October 4th! The hard-hitting crew is back with their fun, headbanging, chops driven style sure to make you stand up and shout! The tight sounding album was co-produced by the band themselves and famed metal producer Juan Urteaga (Cattle Decapitation, Secrets Of The Sky, Exhumed). Featuring former members of Acid King, Secrets Of The Sky, and Scorched-Earth Policy, this band will have you fired up for your drive to the big show or hanging out with friends, crushing brews at a party! Jam this album out right now! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Cultural Warfare – “Eyes Of The Land”


Modern Bay Area Thrash band Cultural Warfare recently released their new album, Warmageddon on the M-Theory Audio label this September 14th. Produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios who has worked with countless greats (Machine Head, Testament, Exodus, Heathen, Skinlab) in the genre, in order to get the absolute brutal best from the band. Urteaga previously worked with the band on their last EP, Future Kill. Check out their inspiring new video ‘Eyes Of The Land’, only at Ghost Cult. Continue reading


Secrets of the Sky Releasing Pathway On May 19th


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Oakland atmospheric doom quintet Secrets of the Sky will release their sophomore full length Pathway on May 19, 2015 in North America via Metal Blade. The album was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with the band.

Stream “Three Swords” here.

Pathway Track Listing:
01: I
02: Three Swords
03: II
04: Angel In Vines
05: Another Light
06: III
07: IV
08: Garden Of Prayers
09: V
10: Fosforos
11: VI
12: Eternal Wolves
13: VII

SECRETS OF THE SKY:
Andrew Green – guitar
Clayton Bartholomew – guitar
Garett Gazay – vocals / keys
Ryan Healy – bass
Lance Lea – percussion

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