Four years after regaling us with stories of Carthaginian General HannibalonThe Immortal Wars (Napalm Records) Canadian/Italian death metal act Ex Deoreturn with more tales of ancient Rome on fourth full length release The Thirteen Years of Nero (also Napalm). As its title suggests, the central theme this time is the reign of Imperator Nero Cladius Divi Claudius filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (or plain old Emperor Nero to his friends) and the matricide, uxoricide, blood, fire and death which followed him.
Floridian Death Metal supergroup Inhuman Condition has unleashed their killer new artwork for their upcoming new album, Rat God, due out later in 2021 via Blood Blast distribution for digital and Black Serpent Records on vinyl. Working with legendary metal covers artist Dan Goldsworthy (Accept, Cradle Of Filth, Xentrix, Alestorm)the artwork matches the promise of this sick new music to come. Check out the album covers here.
After we shared the news that Megaforce Records – co-founder Marsha Zazula died yesterday, there has been an outpouring of support and love from the music community and those around it. Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Gary Holt of Exodus, Anthrax, Raven, Bif Naked, and many more. RIP.
Despite the best efforts of security to enforce strict no cameras, video, or phone policy, fans of “The Original Misfits” would not be denied last night as the band performed in Chicago. Watch fan-filmed video of Misfits classics from the show. Continue reading →
Now that we have moved into October, it’s time for the Autumn festival and tour soon season. The Full Metal Cruise and Full Metal Mountain Destination Mallorca takes place in a few weeks from the 14th to the 21st of October. Different than typical music cruises, The Full Metal Cruise and Full Metal Mountain Destination Mallorcaoffers the metal a full social programme topped off with a series of stunning live shows each day. The lineup includes Udo Dirkschneider (Ex Accept), Kreator, Ross The Boss (featuring former Manowar guitarist Ross Friedman), Skindred, Life Of Agony and Doro.Packages are available at the link below. Continue reading →
Psycho Las Vegas has grown and evolved over the years and has shaken off any comparisons to niche European fests and your traditional US fest, itself having no close comparisons, and being its own beast. Having everything under one roof including your stay can lead to late and debaucherous nights for some, packed and planned diverse schedules for the devout, a little compromise of both for others, but an all around good time for all. For a journalist working the fest, it goes by in a blur but you still experience having those stand out moments as well as highlights of your own. Continue reading →
Origninal Misfits featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only sharing the stage – are returning to Chicago for one night only, Saturday, April 27 at Allstate Arena. Direct support to come from Fear, Venom INC., and Power Trip! General pre-sale coming on September 17th. Pre-sale for Riot Fest attendees goes live this Tuesday, September 18th and runs until Thursday, September 20th CDT. The general public on sale is Friday, September 21st at 10 AM CDT. Continue reading →
With everyone firmly into the swing of things by now, Saturday’s main stage openers Nailed to Obscurity opened proceedings strongly enough but were promptly blown out of the water by one of the major surprises of the festival – Power Trip. A combination of thrash and early death metal, the Texan act were a blur of riffs and speed, whipping up the early afternoon crowd into an explosive cyclone of energy. Continue reading →
Bloodstock Open Air, the UK’s biggest independent metal festival, is just six weeks away. The fest will release a limited number of day tickets at 9 am (BMT) this Friday, 29th June! Adult day tickets are priced at £65 (+ booking fee) and child day tickets at £20 (+ booking fee) and will be available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. You can still also pick up four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’, priced £145 (+ booking fee), and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ booking fee). Children under 4 years old go free! Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever and may sell out in advance.Continue reading →
Bloodstock Open Air 2018 continues to grow in stature with a little over two months to go until the fest kicks off at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August. New blood added to the bill includes Metal 2 The Masses contest winners Vulgore, Severn Hells, Turbyne, Ashborn, 13, Valafar, Crawlblind, Autocracy, Drudge, as well as Jagermeister Stage bands Kamikaze Test Pilots, Luke Appleton (Iced Earth), Alpha Omega, Dawn of Anubis and more. Continue reading →