Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Shares Charity Show Behind The Scenes Movie

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn participated in the annual Stars To The Rescue XXVIII on January 26 at Lesher Center For The Arts in Walnut Creek, California. Headlining Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, and appearing as “Robb Flyyn and Friends” he was joined by metal luminaries Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, Forbidden) on Guitar, Andy Galeon (Death Angel) on Drums, Harald O. (D.R.I.) on Bass, and Kayla Dixon (Dress The Dead, Witch Mountain) on vocals, and others. Continue reading

Robb Flynn And Friends Animal Charity Show This Weekend/Lineup Revealed

As we reported recently, Robb Flynn of Machine Head is supporting Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (A.R.F.) Stars To The Rescue XXVIII, charity benefit show this Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, in Walnut Creek, California. LaRussa is the legendary Major League Baseball coach of the Oakland A’s and the St. Louis Cardinals. Robb has been a long-time supporter of the Animal Rescue Foundation (he got his dog Shady from there), proceeds from Stars to the Rescue allow ARF to save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. A limited amount of seats are available to Machine Head fans, with details below. Robb will perform a 30 minute set of favorites from his annual birthday bash, as Robb Flynn & Friends (aka: Robb Flynn & The Fabulous Disasters.Continue reading

Exmortus Enter The Studio To Being Next Album, Joined By Warbringer Members

Shredtastic thrash metallers Exmortus have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. Taking place at Oakland’s famed Sharkbite Studios and produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Fallujah), the band have also added Warbringer members drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist Chase Becker for the recording.Continue reading

Machine Head Gives An Update On New Album, Teases New Song

Machine Head, by Meg Loyal Photography

Veteran modern metallers Machine Head have shared an update from the studio, where they are working on what will become their ninth studio album in their career, expected in 2018. They also played a snippet or a new song. You can watch it below.Continue reading

Performance Video + Music Video: Continuum – Wasps In The History Of The Weak and A Surreal Descent

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Bay Area progressive technical death metallers Continuum is streaming a performance play through video for “Wasps In The History Of The Weak,” off of their album The Hypothesis, out now via Unique Leader Records. The album was captured predominantly by lead guitarist/composer Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth, Animosity), with additional tracking and mixing by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at Castle Ultimate Studios. Watch it below.

Stream the music video for “A Surreal Descent” below.

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Audio: WRVTH – Harrowing Winds

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California technical death metallers WRVTH is streaming “Harrowing Winds” off their forthcoming self titled album out on June 16, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Shark Bite/Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, CA, and features guest appearances by Daniel Casares of Bay Area jazz group Atta Kid on saxophone. Stream it below.

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WRVTH w/ Ænimus:
May 06: White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
May 07: OMD – Las Vegas, NV
May 08: Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
w/ Ænimus, Shapist:
May 09: The Down Under – Omaha, NE
May 10: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
May 12: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
May 13: The Rittz – Warren, MI
May 14: Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
May 15: Black Sheep – Springfield, IL
May 16: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
May 17: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Ænimus, Memories In Broken Glass:
May 20: Boiler Room – Dallas, TX
May 21: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
May 22: Yayas – Abilene, TX
May 23: Dream Center – Las Cruces, NM
May 24: Pubrock – Scottsdale, AZ
May 25: Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
May 26: The CYC – Fresno, CA

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Wrath of Vesuvius Books Dawn Of the Shred Tour

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Technical death metallers Wrath of Vesuvius (WRVTH) will be venturing on another tour with Ænimus as part of the Dawn Of The Shred tour. Their third album WRVTH will be out June 16, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at SharkBite/Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, the self-titled opus features a guest appearance from Daniel Casares from Bay Area jazz group Atta Kid on saxophone and boasts eleven tracks of transcendental death metal.

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WRVTH w/ Ænimus:
May 06: White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
May 07: OMD – Las Vegas, NV
May 08: Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
w/ Ænimus, Shapist:
May 09: The Down Under – Omaha, NE
May 10: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
May 12: The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
May 13: The Rittz – Warren, MI
May 14: Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
May 15: Black Sheep – Springfield, IL
May 16: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
May 17: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Ænimus, Memories In Broken Glass:
May 20: Boiler Room – Dallas, TX
May 21: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
May 22: Yayas – Abilene, TX
May 23: Dream Center – Las Cruces, NM
May 24: Pubrock – Scottsdale, AZ
May 25: Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
May 26: The CYC – Fresno, CA

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Wrath Of Vesuvius (WRVTH) Releasing New Album In June

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California technical death metallers Wrath Of Vesuvius (WRVTH)will be doing a two week run with Inanimate Existence.

WRVTH w/ Inanimate Existence:
Feb 27: EPEK Print Shop – Salinas, CA
Feb 28: Musichead – Medford, OR
Mar 01: The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
Mar 02: The Pin – Spokane, WA
Mar 03: The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
Mar 04: Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT
Mar 05: Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Bushwackers Saloon – Denver, CO
Mar 07: The Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 08: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 09: Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
Mar 10: Boondocks Tavern – Banning, CA
Mar 11: White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
Mar 12: Strummer’s – Fresno, CA FREE Show!
Mar 13: The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 14: Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 15: On The Y – Sacramento, CA

They will release their third full-length on June 16, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at SharkBite/Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, the self-titled opus features a guest appearance from Daniel Casares from Bay Area jazz group “Atta Kid” on saxophone and boasts eleven tracks of transcendental death metal.

Elaborates the band,

“We get a lot of inspiration from the experience of just being in a band. All the conflicts and resolutions throughout the years have all molded the way we approach our songs. We’ve always been the type of musicians that take the next step to further our skill but collectively and as an entity we strive to convey the jaded sense of growing older into our music. Like Revelation, there is a melodic and lyrical progression that all leads up to cathartic resolution. It takes you on a journey of emotional high points ranging from the good, bad and unforgivable.”

Wrvth Track Listing:
1. Harrowing Winds
2. Malaise
3. Looming Sigils
4. Ongoing Dissension
5. Endless Haze
6. Lured By Knaves
7. Forlorn
8. Larkspur
9. Amber Glow
10. Into Bloom
11. Cease To Exist

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Continuum Releasing The Hypothesis April 21st

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Bay Area death metallers Continuum will be releasing their debut full length The Hypothesis on April 21, 2015 via Unique Leader Records.

The brain child of lead guitarist/composer Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth, Animosity), Continuum was forged in 2009 and features the current working lineup of Fraser alongside guitarist Ivan Munguia (Arkaik, Deeds Of Flesh), vocalist Riley McShane (Son Of Aurelius), bassist Nick Willbrand (Flesh Consumed) and drummer Spencer Edwards (Son Of Aurelius). Together the Continuum collective provides a sound that rocks the very foundation of modern death metal.

Recorded mainly by Fraser with additional tracking and mixing by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at Castle Ultimate Studios, The Hypothesis delivers a scathing assemblage of engaging and abrasive compositions steeped conceptually in the mysteries of the infinite and the early but no-less-relevant and unsolved theories of the “continuum hypothesis.” This hypothesis was studied by a number of mathematicians including Georg Cantor in 1878, many of whom committed suicide before reaching a conclusion to the unfathomable question of infinity. This theme is brought to life by the lyrics of Mcshane, the artwork of Raymond Swanland (Deeds of Flesh, Psycroptic, Suffocation), and the mathematical compositions of Fraser.

The Hypothesis Track Listing:
01. Hypothesis: A Profound Discovery
02. The Epiphany
03. Hypothesis: Evolution
04. Absolute Zero
05. The Awakened Creator
06. Wasps In The History Of The Weak
07. Perspective
08. Where The Worlds Were Left
09. A Surreal Descent
10. The Steppes To Ascension

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