King Diamond Announces New Album, New Tour Dates with Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

King Diamond has been hinting at a major announcement for some time and here it is. The title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years is The Institute, due out from Metal Blade Records in 2020, with a debut single this fall. In the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed below. To support of The Institute, King Diamond will embark on a North American tour with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands in November/December. Continue reading

Witchfinder – Hazy Rites

Satan rules!” states the bio of French Doom/Stoner trio Witchfinder. Dear, oh dear…more expected is the apparent devotion to hedonism and, on the band’s second album Hazy Rites (Black Bow Records), both are seemingly hallowed in equal measure. Continue reading

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Blood Ceremony: Live at O2 Institute, Birmingham (UK)

After being somewhat spoiled with three support acts the previous night at Skid Row in Manchester, it’s a bump back down to a single support for this evening’s fare, with Canada’s Blood Ceremony touring in support of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats at Birmingham’s O2 Institute. The room is not quite sold out, though very busy, with the intimate feel of the venue lending itself to a really good atmosphere. After a far too early arrival, allowing unneeded extra time for snow, it was time for some doom and gloom in my ears to warm me from the cold.  Continue reading

Aver – Orbis Majora

Now into their second decade together, Aussie space cadets Aver have released two albums which, while not setting the world alight, has gained them a devoted core following known as Avernauts. Undoubtedly they’ll be looking for third album Orbis Majora (Ripple Music) to enhance that population and cement a reputation as masters of heavy-riffing invention. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Greg and Rob Of Static Tension – Best Albums of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, Greg Blachman and Rob Rom of Static Tension took some time to collectively reflect on their Top 10 releases of the year. The below are their picks, listed in no particular order. Continue reading

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, High On Fire, Glassjaw, YOB And More Booked For Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Psycho Las Vegas 2019 has announced it’s first lineup announcement and the fans are sure to go crazy for these bands. Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, High On Fire, Glassjaw, YOB, Perturbator, Kadavar, and Oranssi Pazuzu are booked with many more to be announced soon. Early bird tickets are already on sale, with the event moving to Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino, this coming August 16th – 18th. Continue reading

Ecstatic Vision Shares New Song- You Got It- Or You Don’t, Readies New Album

Philadelphia bred heavy rockers Ecstatic Vision are releasing a new album Raw Rock Fury via Relapse Records on April 7th. You can hear the first single ‘You Got It (Or You Don’t)’ below: Continue reading