Music Industry Big Wig John Finberg Accused of Sexual Harassment and Bullying

First Row Talent boss John Finberg is the gatekeeper of some of the biggest touring bands in the Rock and Metal World concert touring the world: Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, Warbringer, Suffocation, Immolation, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, and The Agonist, are among his current and past clients. To say he is enormously powerful and influential is an understatement. In an expose from Metalsucks.net today with many people alleging sexual harassment, bullying, racism, misogyny, and threats of violence from Finberg for many years. The article has case of after case of people and bands with run-ins with him, and all of it sounds appalling. Many former victims, bands, and music journalists took to social media to rant about him and comment on the story.  Finberg has made no comment at press time, and it is unclear if Metalsucks attempted to reach him for comment before running the story. Typically in the case of sex assault allegations, you change the names of the victims for protection, which they did, and often don’t get a comment first from the accused so they don’t further endanger their victims with more threats. You can read the story at the link on their site. TW for sexual harassment and threats of violence.  

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Warbringer Drops New Single – New Album Incoming

Neo-Thrash leaders Warbringer will see their new album, Weapons of Tomorrow, releasing out April 24, 2020.via Napalm Records. The album is the highly anticipated full-length follow up to 2017’s acclaimed Woe To The Vanquished and has already seen a share of new singles. Weapons of Tomorrow was recorded with acclaimed producer Mike Plotnikoff – producer on Woe To The Vanquished and for artists such as In Flames and Fear Factory – and mixed by Zack Ohren, who is credited for the mix on sophomore album, Waking Into Nightmares, as well as his work with artists like Machine Head and Immolation. The album artwork was created by Andreas Marschall (Sodom, Blind Guardian, Kreator). Jam out to their latest single and video for ‘Glorious End’ right now! Continue reading

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Warbringer Shares New Single and Lyric Video “Firepower Kills”, On Tour Now

California thrash metal machine Warbringer has released a new single, ‘Firepower Kills’! The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital platforms. A lyric video – created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group. The band is three weeks into their ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with Enforcer! Watch the lyric video here! Continue reading

Machine Head to Release New Single “Do Or Die” Next Month, New US Tour Dates Incoming

Machine Head has spent the summer gearing up for the “Burn My Eyes 25” World Tour, featuring two line-ups of the band performing in one night. A new MH track ‘Do Or Die’, will be released next month along with the announcement of the U.S leg of the band’s Burn My Eyes tour. Ghost Cult broke the news this spring that the band was at Shark Bite Studios cutting tracks for a future release. As reported by Blabbermouth.net, during an August 23 Facebook Live session, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that “Do Or Die” “has been done forever. I’ve been waiting to fucking drop it with these fucking dates,” he said. “It’s taking for-goddamn-ever. So, now that we finally got the dates, we’re gonna be dropping some new shit for you.” As of now, we don’t have an exact date. An announcement of US dates and on-sale tickets will likely be followed by the announcement of new members of the new touring lineup and possible the upcoming regular recording lineup, since the bad held auditions for new drummers and lead guitarists before that recording session. Continue reading

UPDATED: 70000 Tons Of Metal Announces First Full Wave Of Bands For 2019

70,000 Tons Of Metal (70K of Metal) have completed announcing their first wave of bands for 2019. They include ACCEPT, Eluveitie, Subway to Sally, Vomitory, Delain, Ensiferum, Persefone, Warbringer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Coroner, Tiamat, and Gloryhammer, with many more to come. The cruise will take place from January 31st to February 4th2019 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti. Continue reading

Warbringer Prepares New Single, On Tour Now In Europe

Warbringer is still hard at work on their follow -up to 2017’s Woe to the Vanquished, which came out via Napalm Records. They are now planning to bridge the gap with new single entitled Power Unsurpassed as strictly limited 7″ Vinyl Single on August 24 and digital this Friday, Aug 17 – limited to 300 copies – available only via Warbringer’s online portals, DSPs or Napalm Records online store. The band is presently on tour in Europe with Sepultura headlining, as well as festivals. Continue reading

Death Angel, Immolation, Warbringer, Midnight, Power Trip And More Booked For Full Terror Assault 2018

The 4th annual Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival returns next fall from September 6th – 8th. Sponsored by Nuclear Blast Records returns as the official sponsor the fest and already booked are Death Angel, Immolation, Warbringer, Midnight, Power Trip, Incite among others. The fest will be held at Hogrock Campground in Cave-In-Rock, IL on September 6-7-8. Ticket holders can enjoy camping on over 115 acres with fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities, and best of all, you can bring your own booze. More details below. Continue reading

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Live At Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernadino, CA

 

Fans from all over the world converged in the mountains of San Bernadino, California for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017. Taking place at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds, the scenic vista of mostly blue skies and mountains all around us was the perfect setting for a weekend of some of the most entertaining, heaviest bands on Earth. After arriving in California a night early, but missing the pre-party show, the Ghost Cult crew got settled in at our hotel, had a great meal and beers at BJ’s Brewhouse, and rested up for the big weekend ahead. Continue reading