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Album in Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth & Sacrifice

Overview: Four years since their last album “Wanderer” Thurningia, Germany’s HEAVEN SHALL BURN return with their 10th full length album “Of Truth & Sacrifice” on Century Media Records. Released on March 20, 2020, this DOUBLE album features 19 songs at a total length of 97 minutes making it the bands longest album to date. This...

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The End of an Era: Hard Rock Hotel Vegas 1995-2020

It’s a bitter sweet feeling seeing the Facebook notification that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas changed its name to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. While the venue pages for Vinyl and The Joint still currently remain the same, its only a matter of time before we see changes there too. It is the...

Album in Review: Unfathomable Ruination’s Enraged and Unbound

TRACK LISTING: 1) An Obsidian Perception 2) Enraged and Unbound 3) Codebreaker 4) Defy the Architect 5) A Prophetic Compulsion 6) Maniacal Disillusion 7) Fibers 8) Occulta Violentiam 9) Protoplasmic Imprisonment MEMBERS: VOX – Ben Wright GUITARS – Daniel Herrera GUITARS – Rosario Piazza BASS – Jake Law DRUMS – Doug Anderson PRODUCTION CREW: TRACKING...

#NapalmSofaSeries Presents: Grave Digger, Megaherz, Aether Realm, Evil Invaders & Nanowar of Steel

Press Release Provided by Napalm Records  #NapalmSofaSeries presents: GRAVE DIGGER | MEGAHERZ AETHER REALM | EVIL INVADERS | NANOWAR OF STEEL The #NapalmSofaSeries is in full swing! To date, many Napalm bands have participated with acoustic concerts, Live Q&A’s, virtual gigs, release parties and even signing announcements – all streamed live or pre-recorded in their living rooms, studios...

Imperial Triumphant Reveal Cover Art & Tracklist for New Album “Alphaville”

Press release provided by Century Media via The Orchard IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT REVEAL COVER & TRACKLIST OF NEW ALBUM ALPHAVILLE (New York, NY – April 29, 2020) – New York’s nebulous avant-garde metal outfit IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT reveal their magnificent artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak and tracklist for their new album Alphaville. Earlier this month the band announced their forthcoming...

The Black Dahlia Murder releases new album, ‘Verminous’

Press release provided by Metal Blade Records  Launches lyric video for “Removal of the Oaken Stake”; Trevor Strnad Sirius XM Liquid Metal takeover begins today Today (April 17th), The Black Dahlia Murder have released their new full-length, Verminous, physically in the USA and digitally worldwide (Verminous will be available physically in Europe on April 24th). For a preview of...

WOLFHEART Releases Performance Video For New Track “Reaper” 

Press release provided by NAPALM RECORDS WOLFHEART Releases Performance Video For New Track “Reaper” | Watch HERE Footage Cut From Exclusive Virtual Concert New Album, Wolves Of Karelia, out NOW via Napalm Records | Order HERE [Photo Credit: Valtteri Hirvonen] Last week, Finnish heavy melodic death metal band WOLFHEART released their latest full-length masterpiece, Wolves Of Karelia, via Napalm Records. Quickly following up on...

NAGLFAR RELEASE VISUALIZER CLIP FOR  “CRY OF THE SERAFIM” OFF CERECLOTH

Press release provided by Century Media via The Orchard NAGLFAR RELEASE VISUALIZER CLIP FOR  “CRY OF THE SERAFIM” OFF CERECLOTH Naglfar releases new visualizer clip of “Cry of the Serafim” today. The track is the third song taken from NAGLFAR’s upcoming album, Cerecloth. Check out the clip that is based on the outstanding album artwork here: https://youtu.be/MFh7SQ7hNWo. “With ‘Cry...

AETHER REALM Releases Third New Track And Video, “Guardian”

PROVIDED BY NAPALM RECORDS NEWS AETHER REALM Releases Third New Track And Video, “Guardian” Watch The Mesmerizing New Visualizer For “Guardian” HERE New Album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, Out May 1 Via Napalm Records Pre-Order NOW [Photo credit: Bryce Chapman] Melodic death metal masters AETHER REALM recently announced the release of their mind-boggling upcoming full-length album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, out May...

Album In Review: Vatican Falling -War

  Who is Vatican Falling?  Vatican Falling comes from the land where hopes and dreams go to die. Not L.A. but the the other prized city of entertainment, Las Vegas.  Comprised of members from bands long gone to form an epic super group of bromance that is Vatican Falling . The band was formed in...

FEUERSCHWANZ Announces Covers Album, Die sieben Todsünden, In Addition To New Studio Album, Das elfte Gebot

Press Release provided by NAPALM RECORDS News German medieval rock masters FEUERSCHWANZ have announced that they will release a covers album titled Die sieben Todsünden in addition to the band’s upcoming album, Das elfte Gebot. The album will include covers of German and other internationally acclaimed artists like Powerwolf, Sabaton, Rammstein and Ed Sheeran. See a full tracklist below. Commented the band: “There are songs...

Opinionated Metalhead: COVID-19 Hitting the Industry Hard

As the situation regarding the Corona Virus continues to evolve it’s impacts are larger than public health and panic during a crisis. Shortages on bottled water and bulk size toilet paper as well as medical supplies such as masks for those who need them are only part of the impact this is having on our...

EX DEO Releases Video for New Track, “The Philosopher King”, Featuring FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Ferrini 

Press Release provided by NAPALM RECORDS News EX DEO Releases Video for New Track, “The Philosopher King”, Featuring FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Ferrini  Watch HERE | Download/Stream “The Philosopher King” HERE EX DEO tells the tale of Marcus Aurelius, The Philosopher King – with an orchestral death metal stage set by FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Ferrini! What doesn’t transmit light, creates its...

BLACK CROWN INITIATE RELEASE THEIR STELLAR SINGLE “INVITATION”

Press release provided by Century Media via The Orchard BLACK CROWN INITIATE RELEASE THEIR STELLAR SINGLE “INVITATION”   ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND ARTWORK FOR PORTRAITS OF THE DOOMED ESCAPE  Progressive Death Metal masterminds BLACK CROWN INITIATE release their second single “Invitation” today. Listen to the single HERE, which follows the release of “Years in Frigid Light“. The track...

TRIPTYKON RELEASE REQUIEM (LIVE AT ROADBURN 2019) FEATURING THE METROPOLE ORKEST

Press release provided by Century Media via The Orchard Swiss avant-garde extreme metal band Triptykon are pleased to announce their highly anticipated release of Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) opus on May 15th, 2020 via Prowling Death Records / Century Media Records worldwide. The release will be available for pre-order in various formats starting March 20th, 2020.   Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) marks...

ABORTED RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “GLOOM AND THE ART OF TRIBULATION”

Press release provided by Century Media via The Orchard     ABORTED release their new song and music video for “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation” today. Watch the video HERE. The track is the first released off the band’s forthcoming three track EP La Grande Mascarade on April 17th via  Century Media Records. “Alright, alright alright. It’s time for whoop ass! Here...

Festivals!: Border Assault 2020- Laredo, TX USA

Metal Festival season is in full swing. Although it seems as of late that there is less of a season and more of a year-round celebration of brutality if you know where to look domestically and abroad. With that said, I wanted to highlight Border Assault 2020 as it is the first year that Rick...

Album In Review: INSOMNIUM – Heart Like a Grave

Overview:  Finland’s Insomnium return with their 8th full length album on Century Media Records which was released October 4, 2019 and features new guitarist Jani Liimatainen (The Dark Element, Cain’s Offering, ex-Sonata Arctica) which gives the band a 3 guitar attack for the first time in their existence.  Produced by Insomnium and Teemu Aalto (Omnium Gatherum). ...

Tour Announcement! Pathology – Spring Decimation Tour 2020

Attention Pit Nation!!! Much loved San Diego, CA Brutal Death Metal band,  PATHOLOGY , are hitting the road this March for a 23 date tour, sharing the stage with PYREXIA (New York)   and many other bands we know and love to include GORGATRON ,  PUTRID PILE , KROSIS, FILTH and so many others with mad...

Album In Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

Overview:  San Diego’s Cattle Decapitation return with their 7th full length album Death Atlas on Metal Blade Records released on Black Friday November 29, 2019 featuring new members Belisario Dimuzio (Eukaryst) on guitar and Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) on bass.  Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Archspire, Allegion) at Denver’s Flatline Audio featuring artwork by...

Show in Review: Suicide Silence, Impending Doom, Pathology and More

Pre-Show Shenanigans After waking up from our post show coma from seeing Nile the night before i watched the movies that made us docu-series on netflix and then proceeded to get ready to head out from Vegas. On the way we hit traffic from holiday Vegas visitors to people who simply didn’t know how to...

Show In Review: Slayer of Dreams

Pre-Show Shenanigans I spent my morning grabbing some turkey day needs from Great Buns Bakery before heading home to munch on some fresh pastries and write to kill time before getting ready. Picking where to park was a debate. Taking a Lyft or Uber would cost just as much if not more than the $20+...

Show In Review: San Diego Takes Over The Boxx

Pre-Show Shenanigans I wouldn’t count sleeping most of the day and watching Netflix for the other half of it as shenanigans but that’s what I did before getting ready for this bad boy. The Venue The Boxx is off East Harris Ave and North Nellis in a strip shopping center. The venue looks night and...

Show In Review: Amon Amarth Goes Berserk at HoB Las Vegas

Pre-Show Shenanigans I could not contain my excitement while I was at my office. I was ecstatic to be meeting Amon Amarth in a mere matter of hours. My focus on other things was there but the 1.5 liter drinking horn I had purchased specifically for them to sign was sitting on my desk staring...

Show In Review: Hard Rock On The Strip IN FLAMES

PRE-SHOW SHENANIGANS It was day 8 of recovering from an office plague that was a cold turned a lovely case of bronchitis. I wrapped up working from my couch playing boss lady for my day job with barely any voice left to spare before freshening up. I knew full well that this would be a...

Tour Announcement! DEPULSED – Corrupting The West 2020 U.S. TOUR

ATTENTION PIT NATION!!!!! Thanks to Precision Metal Booking our much loved local Brutal Death Metal boys DEPULSED are hitting the road this January for a 14 date tour.  They will be sharing the stage with Internal Bleeding (Long Island, New York) , Embryonic Devourment (Willits, CA) and Logistic Slaughter (Livermore, CA). This slamtastic adventure will kick off on...

Show in Review: Kobra and The Lotus

Pre-Show Shenanigans While everyone else was at Black Veil Brides I wanted to show my support for the local bands and see Kobra & The Lotus at least one more time. Before the show it was work work work work work (yeah …get that Rhianna song stuck in your head…or whoever sings it). I went...

Album In Review: Carnal Abhorrence – Gormandizing Rupture

Band: Carnal Abhorrence Album: Gormandizing Rupture # of Songs: 7 Released: July 30th, 2019 Genre: Brutal Death Metal Label: Realityfade Records Mixing/ Mastering : Tsuntsun Productions Members: Nick Loria – Vocals Vlad Carnage – Guitars AJ Lucas – Drums My first time hearing of this band was from the vocalist hitting me up after Chicago Domination Fest to...

Show in Review: The Black Dahlia Murdered FCC

Pre-show Shenanigans My morning started with breakfast at Egg Works before heading across town to my favorite used book store (Dragon Castle Books) to pick up some Tolkein and Classic Literature gems. I can’t be allowed alone in book stores because I will buy so many books its not even funny. I left with a...

Show In Review: GOJIRA takes over HoB Las Vegas

No pre-show shenanigans this time around… The Venue Much like the Static X show a few days before I got to the House of Blues early to stand in line with the masses. I spotted a person I knew from a local band and chatted him up while we waited for them to allow people...

Album In Review: Puddle of Dudd

  Ahhh, yes. The “reality show” of rock n’ roll: Puddle of Mudd. Simple, bubble gum raunch that, like a fly continuously hitting a window pane, keeps coming back for more even though it’s absolute brain rot. Lacking any sort of substance, I’m pretty sure that the only reason they’ve had any success is because...

Opinionated Metalhead: The Attack on Porno-Grind

Maybe I have a sick sense of humor or maybe I just appreciate metal music of all sub-genres. It is the audible form of art and expression that sometimes has a sick and twisted satirical value. Just when I thought the attack on metal had gone away I found another gem that attacks the sub...

Album In Review: Because of the Brave

Band Name – Flaw Based In – Louisville, KY Project Name – Vol IV: Because of the Brave # of Songs – 10 (not enough) Members – Chris Volz – Vocals Tommy Gibbons – Guitar/Bass Rob Buttorff – Guitar Georges Octobous – Drums Label – Pavement Entertainment Release Date – July 19th, 2019 Genre –...

Album In Review: Pathology- Reborn to Kill

Who is Pathology?  Pathology comes from San Diego, CA an area I know pretty well considering I went to school in the North SD County area. These guys popped up right before I graduated, but I was not in the death metal scene quite yet. I discovered their music years later when they released The...

Festival In Review: Las Vegas Deathfest XI

I’m going to skip my standard format and get down to the nitty-gritty about LVDF year XI.   If you have not gone to this festival yet and are a huge fan of brutal death metal this should be on your bucket list to attend. Even if it’s just for one day (I still recommend all...

Show in Review: Static X – Remembering Wayne Static

The Venue The line was fairly long when I got to House of Blues Las Vegas. I had a random conversation about upcoming shows with the guy in front of me before they waived the line through towards security . Once in the actual venue, I made my way to the bar in the balcony...

Show in Review: Devastation of the Nation Tour

Pre-show Shenanigans I spent half the day sleeping off the road trip from Vegas the day before. Did some day job networking by meeting up with one of our regional operations managers for lunch at Mellow Mushroom. Their stout beer selection could use some work but the beer I had with a personal pizza hit...

Las Vegas Metal: Bravo Delta -Making the “Fire” Music Video

Following the release of their new album “Unbreakable” in February, Bravo Delta invited me out to be part of the making of their music video FIRE. The song is about women’s empowerment. Overcoming hardships that have been a part of our lives in order to become the strong and independent women so many of us aspire...

Show In Review: Chaos & Carnage Tour

Pre-show Shenanigans After a day full of non-stop napping to recover from Slayer, I made my way to my free hotel breakfast munching on bagels and chugging orange juice like it was nectar from the gods before settling down to sew more patches on my battle vest while watching Star Wars. Not too long after...

Painted Wives Release New Song & Music Video for “Shangri La”

Press release provided by The Orchard  (May 18, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles-based riff worshippers Painted Wives release their new song and music video for “Shangri La“. Watch the music video HERE. “Shangri La” is the third track released off Painted Wives long-awaited forthcoming sophomore album New Medusa set for release this Fall via Century Media Records....

Sorcerer launches video for new single, “Deliverance” – featuring guest vocals by Johan Langquist of Candlemass!

  Press release provided via Metal Blade Records  On May 29th, Sorcerer will release their third full-length, Lamenting of the Innocent, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single, “Deliverance” (directed by Daniel Wahlström – Heavy Groove Media), can be viewed at: youtu.be/a3QfoRH3XUw – featuring guest vocals by Johan Langquist of Candlemass! The...