CONCERT REVIEW: The Metal Tour of The Year with Megadeth – Lamb of God – Trivium and Hatebreed – Live at The Concord Pavillion


 

It had been 511 days, 16 hours, and 42 minutes, and 57 seconds since my last show, but who’s counting? I had fseen one local show, filled with riffs, crowd surfers, headbanging, booze, but mostly stress and trepidation. Still, I needed to see shows again, and see this tour in particular. The Metal Tour of The Year with Megadeth – Lamb of God – Trivium, and Hatebreed was coming and I was excited for it. Not just because this was the first major metal of this scope tour since the abyss that was the last year and a half, but because of the greatness of the bands, We are by no means out of the water with regards to the pandemic, but for a few hours we could forget about our troubles and enjoy some metal for a while.

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True Crime Series Crime Spot Covers the Murder of Dimebag Darrell of Pantera


A true crime series on YouTube mainly focusing on spectacular murders and seiral killers has done an episode of the 2004 murder of Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan. The Crime Spot channel did a brief episode on the events of Darrell’s death, and while there were some inaccuracies, Crime Spot is not a music channel. Darrell was murdered almost 17 years ago, on December 8th, 2004, and would have turned 55 years old on August 20th. Pantera also played their final show as a band in Japan, on Auguest 28th, 2001, on a headline tour supporting their album Reinventing The Steel (East West) Check out the episode.

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EP REVIEW: Lorna Shore – …And I Return to Nothingness


Say what you will about Deathcore, it is nothing if not persistent. Not that the idea of mixing Death Metal and Hardcore is a new one (i.e., Suffocation) but when the term deathcore is applied today it recalls the halcyon years between 2007 and 2012 when a young man’s worth was determined by his throat tattoo, the size of his gauges and his MySpace networking skills. If you had a pig squeal, a breakdown and a dream it seemed like you too could be handed an Earache Records deal. But when did that dream end? Well, according to Lorna Shore’s …And I Return to Nothingness (Century Media) it didn’t.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Geezer Butler – Manipulations Of The Mind Box Set/The Very Best Of Geezer Butler – BMG


Having stayed with Black Sabbath until 1983’s unfairly criticised Born Again (Vertigo) album, founding member Geezer Butler returned to the band in the early nineties but with a growing desire to prove himself as a solo artist. After leaving again in ’94, the iconic bass player and moustache enthusiast teamed up with former frontman Ozzy Osbourne for a while before eventually going it alone to form G/Z/R.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Iceburn – Asclepius


Well, that was quite the trip, but in like, a good way. There wasn’t some breakthrough moment of introspective self-discovery or anything of the sort for me but making it through Asclepius (Southern Lord) does feel nice. Where these songs written well ahead of time or were they discovered and jammed out through the recording process? Don’t know and don’t quite care. Iceburn somehow made it work and sound natural.

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Watch Deftones Perform Live in 1996 on Tour with Pantera and White Zombie


Deftones’ fan video archive channel Deftones Live on YouTub has shared a long-lost concert performance of the band from their 1996 opening slot on the now legendary Pantera/White Zombie Tour. Deftones were promoting their debut album Adrenaline (Maverick Records) and the concert was shot for a promo that was never released. Watch the video now!

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals – A Vulgar Display of Pantera


If there’s one thing the last twelve months or so have taught people it’s how to adapt, and fans of live music have been no exception. With no shows to attend, the number of people paying to watch their favourite bands – or just any band – performing special quarantine sets has been steadily on the rise.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Phil Anselmo and the Illegals “A Vulgar Display of Pantera” Livestream


Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage this weekend for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. You can win a ticket to watch this weekend for FREE from Ghost Cult! Enter at our Instagram, but act now as the contest ends Thursday, April 8th and the show is Friday!

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ALBUM REVIEW: God’s Hate – God’s Hate


Well, God’s Hate has gone out of their way to make sure you don’t confuse their sophomore LP with anything else on the rack. You know the one, God’s Hate (Closed Casket Activities) featuring the track ‘God’s Hate.’ And yes, that was a record store joke. If you don’t know what that means, ask your parents. It’s fitting too considering that the stuff on God’s Hate recalls an era before streaming or even iPods and Zunes (okay, really ask your parents).

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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Present Exclusive Pantera Livestream


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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage next month for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, 1990s metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. Watch the trailer now!

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