Slipknot’s Knotfest Events in Chile and Brasil Add Pantera and Judas Priest, Knotfest Roadshow Argentina also Announced


Knotfest, the destination festival brand curated by Slipknot, is continuing its ever-expanding global domination with the announcement of Knotfest Colombia 2022 which will take place on Friday, December 9th at Campin Circuit of Bogotá. Headlined by Judas Priest and the recently reformed Pantera (featuring Zakk Wylde on guitar and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on drums), Knotfest Colombia’s first wave of bands announced also features Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium, Hypocrisy, Sepultura, Suicide Silence And Sold with more still to be announced. Tickets go on sale at 9am local time, Wednesday 31st August and can be purchased below:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Head – ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN


 

I remember one-time reading Revolver magazine’s review for Through the Ashes of Empires and while it was a very positive piece the writer felt that despite being a great step forward it may have been too little, too late for Machine Head. Hard to believe now, but in those days some perceived Machine Head as being dead in the water following the more mainstream stylings of The Burning Red and the ill-timed Supercharger.

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Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera Died Four Years Ago Today


Today marks the four-year anniversary of the death of Vinne Paul Abbott in his Las Vegas home in 2018. He was only 54 years old. The drumming legend most famous for his time as a founder of Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel, and Hellyeah died from “dilated cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease.” You can read a comprehensive memorial piece we published about Vinnie at the time of his passing, and watch these highlights from his career below as well as these EXCLUSIVE rare photos of Vinnie by Evil Robb Photography. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Temple of Void – Summoning The Slayer


Something gigantic and terrible is looming over the dark horizon, and it’s reaching its mighty hand to drag you down below the earth. That’s the feeling anyway on Summoning the Slayer (Relapse Records) the fourth full-length record by Michigan’s death/doom quintet Temple of Void.

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Vinnie Paul’s Estate (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan) Auctions Decades of Personal Memorabilia


The Estate of the late Vinnie Paul, a legendary Metal and Rock drummer, and personality, is hosting a massive auction with almost 700 lots of items available. The historical online auction event will feature rare music memorabilia, including early day Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah collectibles as well as personal items from the private collection of Vinnie Paul. The bidding begins May 26th with info at the link below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sadistic Ritual – The Enigma, Boundless


There is plenty of heat coming out of Atlanta, Georgia and we aren’t just talking about their humid weather. Sadistic Ritual includes many prominent members of noteworthy Atlanta-based bands (such as Paladin and Vimir). Their 2019 debut, Visions of Death, was described by Decibel as, ”a fearsome thrash ripper”. Back with more blackened thrash tunes and a psychedelic atmosphere along with some slick ass production, the band is poised to reach a broader audience with The Enigma, Boundless, their sophomore album and their first to be released on their new label, Prosthetic Records.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Incite – Wake Up Dead


Formed in 2004 by Richie Cavalera, the stepson of former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Arizona groove thrashers Incite have undergone several changes in personnel during their eighteen-year existence but their edge has not been dulled even slightly. Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire Records), the band’s sixth full-length studio album, is another seething mass of riffs and rage that sees the return of bassist Christopher “EL” Elsten and drummer Lennon Lopez while also welcoming guitarist Eli Santana to the fold.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Crowbar – Zero and Below


From the swamps of Louisiana, legendary New Orleans sludgelords Crowbar return with another collection of songs so uncompromisingly heavy that each one arrives with its own gravitational pull. As entirely expected, Zero and Below (MNRK Heavy), the band’s twelfth full-length studio release pulls absolutely no punches, delivering even more high-quality riffage with the same single-minded determination that saw them smash their way onto the scene over thirty years ago.

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Spirit Adrift Shares Their Cover of “Hollow” by Pantera


Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power turns 30 years old on Friday, February 25th, 2022! To pay tribute to the band – Spirit Adrift, hailing from Austin, TX, have covered “Hollow”. Check it out here as well as a video from the band on what the song means to frontman Nate Garrett!

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