FEATURE: Facing Life Without Slayer

Slayer, photo credit Gary Alcock

From the first day of December 2019, we enter a dark, horrifying new era. Life without Slayer.

Sorry. Life without SLAAAAAYYYERRR!!!

There, that’s better.

From the moment I discovered Slayer on a compilation album called Speed Kills back in 1985, my life was changed forever. Just the sound of their name was enough. Everything you needed to know about the band encapsulated in two perfect syllables, especially when screamed at an ear-splitting volume or when chanted with thousands of other like-minded blood-hungry psychopaths. Continue reading

Opeth Shares an Incredible Animated Video for “Ingen Sanning Är Allas”

Opeth has shared a new animated video for their track ‘Ingen Sanning Är Allas (Universal Truth)’. The song comes from the Swedish language version of their new album In Cauda Venenum, out now via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Records. Created by Jess Cope of Owl House Studios, watch it now! Continue reading

Enslaved Releases New Video, Re-signs to Nuclear Blast

Progressive Metal legends Enslaved have announced they have re-signed to Nuclear Blast Records, continuing the relationship they have had for the last decade. The band continues to work towards the follow-up.  The band also released a new music video for the bonus track from their acclaimed last album E. Check out this cool clip for the song,  ‘What Else Is There’, a cover of an electro-pop song by Röyskopp. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digipack CD and digital version on E. Continue reading

Fleshgod Apocalypse Books North American Tour with The Agonist

Fleshgod Apocalypse, by Julia Sariy Photography

Symphonic Death Metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse has booked a full US tour for 2020, with direct support from The Agonist. Unique to this tour, Fleshgod will be joined by a classical string quartet to bring their album sound into the live setting even more than ever! The band released their new album Venelo this year via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the dates below. The tour begins in Dallas, TX on March 16th and culminates in Los Angeles on April 6th. Ticket sales are listed below. You can see a video interview we did with the band earlier this year when Francesco alludes to touring with the string quartet.

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Alcest Adds London Date to Tour with Birds In Row and Kælan Mikla

Alcest, by Rich Price Photography

Alcest previously announced March 2020 tour dates in support of their recent album Spiritual Healing (Nuclear Blast Records). will hit the road again, in support of their new studio album Spiritual Instinct, that saw the light of day last month. The band has now added a London show date to the UK leg, set to take place on March 4th at Heaven. French hardcore punk act Birds In Row as well as the Icelandic synth-pop trio Kælan Mikla will provide direct support on all dates. Continue reading

Slayer Shares a New Preview of the “Repentless Killogy”, Out This Week

 

Slayer has shared another teaser from the Repentless Killogy Film, making its debut in theaters on November 6th in a global even in conjunction with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions.  The deluxe package for purchase is also available on November 8th as the band continues its final tour dates ever. The one-night-only event will feature the short film paired with Slayer’s entire performance filmed at its August 5, 2017 concert at the Los Angeles Forum. Watch the teaser trailer below and buy your tickets now to see it at a theater near you!

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