ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Inc – There’s Only Black


 

It’s probably fair to say that when Venom Inc. released full-length “debut”, Avé in 2017, expectations weren’t too high. Formed by guitarist Mantas (aka Jeff Dunn) and frontman Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan in the wake of the duo’s former band M:Pire of Evil, Venom Inc. appeared to some as a simple rebranding. A change of name with little hope of successfully rekindling past glories. They were wrong.

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Super7 Toys to Release a New Mercyful Fate Version of Their King Diamond 7-Inch Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release a new Mercyful Fate inspired Ultimates Edition of their King Diamond figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and will start shipping in Fall of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the Rock and Metal God! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbath – Survival Of The Sickest


 

Survival Of The Sickest (Napalm Records) sees the return of Bloodbath, European death metal’s number one super-group, a band created in homage to the old school masters of the grisly art in 1998, by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nystrom of Katatonia, Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth and Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity).

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Super7 Toys Releases a New Glow-In-The-Dark Ghost Papa Nihil ReAction Figure


Super7 Toys has released a new glow-in-the-dark Ghost Papa Nihil figure. You can buy it at the link below! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus and Nameless Ghouls, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Beastie Boys, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Super7 Toys to Release a Motorhead – Lemmy 7-Inch Ultimates Edition Figure


Super7 Toys will release an Ultimates Edition of their Lemmy of Motorhead figure! Pre-orders are live now at the link below and will start shipping in summer of 2023. Each figure is custom made-to-order, limited-edition, 7” scale and immortalizes the Rock and Metal God! In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


Kerry King to Release His First Post-Slayer Music, and Tour Soon


In a new interview with Metal Hammer, former Slayer guitarist Kerry King says he will release his first new music soon, and that saying that “won’t be dragging [his] feet much longer” when it comes to going back on the road. Kerry originally spoke about his next career move and band project right after the end of the Slayer farewell tour, November 30th, 2019. Former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph is confirmed as the drummer of the band, but for now Kerry is keeping the other members identities a secret. He also shared that he had two albums worth of new music written, and wanted to wait until the pandemic subsided to begin touring again. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Molder – Engrossed in Decay


 

Molder ticks off a lot of my sonic checkmarks, but something isn’t quite right here. If Engrossed in Decay (Prosthetic Records) were a dish in its ingredients section you’d read that it contains Autopsy, early Death, Slayer, and a hint of vintage Carcass. Seems like a pretty appetizing meal, right? And there are several moments to sink your teeth into, but overall, I was left unsatisfied. I’ll still recommend the eatery, no doubt, but here’s to hoping that the next entre hits the spot.

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EP REVIEW: Plague Years – All Will Suffer


Formed in 2016, Detroit death-thrashers Plague Years follow up 2020’s highly impressive full length debut album Circle of Darkness with rampaging four tracker All Will Suffer (MNRK Heavy).Continue reading


Super7 Toys Releases a ReAction Figure of Cal Morris of Discharge


Super7 Toys has released a Cal Morris of Discharge ReAction Figure! Icons of old-school Hardcore Punk that left a mark on Metallica, Slayer and others, this is a must have for fans of heavy music! The Cal figure comes in his classic leather jacket and microphone, with an awesome die-cut cardboard back with the full jacket image. In addition to the ReAction figures, Super7 has released a Slayer Live Undead playset as well as figures based on other music, movies, toy lines, and other pop culture icons. Other reaction figures in the line include Ozzy Osbourne, Cliff Burton of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Misfits, Alice Cooper, several versions of Papa Emeritus, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Motörhead, Venom, Circle Jerks, Gorilla Biscuits, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rancid, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Paul Baloff of Exodus and many more! Order right now since these usually sell out.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Vatican – Ultra


While Georgian five-piece Vatican may name-check Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan, their roots are firmly planted in (the original type of) metalcore, owing as much to Earth Crisis and Vision of Disorder (et al) as the latter-day spearheads of discordant “popular” heavy music. Ultra (UNFD) may be the band’s second full-length overall, however with a focus on the sound and style, and with the smooth integration of new vocalist Mike Sugars, it feels like a milestone moment in the definition of what Vatican is as a band, and who they are as an artist.

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