Sepultura Streams New Single – “Isolation”

Sepultura has just shared a new single, ‘Isolation’ from their new album. Quadra will release in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band once again returned to Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios to work with producer Jens Bogren who helmed 2017’s Machine Messiah. Jam it out now! Continue reading

Sepultura Announces New Album Title “Quadra”, Band Plays New Song Live

Sepultura has announced a new concept album for 2020 dubbed Qudra, releasing on their long-time label Nuclear Blast Records. During their performance at Rock in Rio Festival last Friday, the Brazilian metal icons shared the first details of their new album. They also played a new song live, Isolation. You can also see the new artwork below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: ColdClaw – Anti-Martyr: Decades to Suffer

While much of the press materials that came along with ColdClaw‘s Anti-Martyr: Decades to Suffer (Ritual Sound Records) drive the point home about this California act dealing in Black Metal and Crust, I found that description a bit lacking. Yes, there’s gnarly black metal guitar licks all over the album but I’m detecting trace bits of Melodic Death Metal, Hardcore and perhaps some Thrash as well. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

Call me a Democrat candidate because I’m about to shamelessly pander to the youth; Creeping Death‘s Wretched Illusions (eOne) fucks. I think I typed that out correctly. That’s the saying, right, fellow kids? All that nonsense aside, know that Creeping Death is here and much like their Texan brethren in Power Trip, they’ve packed all the riffs and mosh parts that a growing boy needs from their metal. Continue reading

Vader – Thy Messenger

Ok, laying my cards down on the table. I, Hans Lopez, fully admit that I don’t think I’ve encountered a Vader release that I didn’t enjoy. The way they combine brutal riffs, mind-flaying solos, and Nürburgring speeds just totally speaks my musical language. It’s the reason I’m willing to die on the sword for Slayer or will always go to bat for classic Sepultura. I’m a man of simple tastes. Continue reading

Metal Allegiance Live At The Van Buren

Metal and rock Supergroup Metal Allegiance kicked off their 5th-anniversary tour last month with a slamming show at The Van Buren, in Phoenix Arizona. Presented by the Murder In The Front Row movie and Loudwire featured the core members – David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick – sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), and Phil Demmel (Machine Head). Also returning to the MA live show ranks after a three-year hiatus, vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Each night of the mini-tour offered a unique experience as with any MA gig. Tonight they were joined by local legends Max Cavalera (Soulfly), as well as members of Sacred Reich and Flotsam and Jetsam. It was a dream come true for music fans, and hopefully a harbinger of more shows to come! Check out this video recap of the tour and our photo set! Continue reading

Sepultura Banned from Performing In Lebanon Over “Devil Worship” Concerns

Legendary thrash metal band Sepultura has been banned from Lebanon, where they were to have performed next weekend, according to a published report. Concert promoters Skull Session Although the band has not performed in Israel before, the band’s classic 1993 video ‘Territory’ was filmed in both Israel and Palestine, and it features shots of the band positioned defiantly around iconic sites like the Dead Sea, woven together with footage evocative of the conflict there. According to the report the band has been banned for being anti-Christian devil worshippers. Travelers with Israeli stamps in their passports cannot enter Lebanon. Even if their travel documents currently do not have Israeli stamps or visas, persons seeking entry into the Republic of Lebanon who have previously traveled to Israel may still face arrest and/or detention if this travel is disclosed.announced on Friday (April 19) that authorities refused to process the bandmembers’ visas, forcing them to cancel a planned Sepultura’s gig in Beirut’s Hamra district on April 28.

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