Capt

About Capt

Hey Folks, the name is Capt. Hailing from the cornfields of Illinois, I've been a fan of this genre since I was introduced to Metallica and Pantera as a child. If you don't catch me at shows, I'm more than likely enjoying my other two favorite things, Gaming and Being with my metal-head lady and son.

TOMBS announces USA tour dates with 1349 & GOATWHORE

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After recently releasing their fourth full-length, ‘The Grand Annihilation’, Tombs is heading back out on the road again in support of it, this time with 1349 and Goatwhore, leading up to the bands’ Ozzfest/Knotfest appearances. Check out below for all dates!

 


Tombs tour dates
w/ 1349, Goatwhore:

Oct. 28 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
Oct. 29 – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
Oct. 30 – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX (supporting Kreator)
Oct. 31 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (supporting Kreator)
Nov. 1 – Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)
Nov. 2 – Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 3 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Nov. 4 – Ozzfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA *
Nov. 5 – Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA ^
*=no Goatwhore
^=no 1349 or Tombs

While every track on ‘The Grand Annihilation’ stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases front-man Mike Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own.

To preview and purchase ‘The Grand Annihilation’, please visit HERE

KARABAS BARABAS Release Official Music Video for “Sexy Guy”

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With Jacques Lemaire’s guidance & training KB was sent on a holy crusade to slay the sexy demon in the name of the Lord, who was born on isle 2 in 7-11.

 

Political statements are not new in the music industry and in the newest video from the psychedelic Brooklyn rockers Karabas Barabas, they bring a thought provoking query on the role of public figures in defining political responsibility. The song, “Sexy Guy,” which is off of their full length 2016 release ‘The Return of the Sexy Demon’ which was produced by Steve Albini. It is unique to be sure, with echoes of such influences as Mr. Bungle and flashes of Foxy Shazam, but it’s infinitely catchy with an infectious, groovy chant like feel.

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The Third Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling Party Returns!

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The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

BOWL FOR RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball and pin featuring the BOWL FOR RONNIE artwork (which is pictured above).

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous BOWL FOR RONNIE events brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy award winning duo Tenacious D featuring Jack Black and Kyle GassTom Morello (Prophets Of Rage & Rage Against The Machine), John 5, members of Mastodon, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, Lita Ford, members of the Grammy nominated group Stone Sour and many more. Last year John 5 and Tom Morello who as members of Eddie Trunk‘s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score.

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State Of The Art : SPIT

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*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state*

This month’s state is Illinois!

Welcome back everyone to our weekly series of State of the Art! I’m happy to introduce a hell of a band today that I strongly want you all to checkout because these guys bring the heaviness. Say hello to SPIT! They are a five-piece metal band from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. They were founded in the fall of 2014, and they have set out to create music that is different from what is already available. SPIT consists of  the assaulting vocals of Petros Massouros, Tom Aparici and Tyler Gargula shredding on guitars, Jimmy McClanahan providing those crunchy bass lines, and  Brian Martinez tearing it up on drums. With their influences ranging from traditional metal music all the way to the new and aggressive sounds of hardcore, SPIT is working for something new to offer, with the hopes of continuing to play music to all who are interested.

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DEAD CROSS Members Released From Police Custody! 

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Two Members of Dead Cross were temporarily placed in police custody while in Houston on August 15th. The band, who just released their debut album via Ipecac Recordings and are on tour in support of the album, had their gear searched and were restrained during the inspection. The band members have been advised by legal counsel not to provide further comment on the incident. More information is expected to be made available from authorities following arraignment. They have stated the tour will continue as planned with upcoming dates are listed below.

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ANTI-FLAG Release New Song In Wake Of Charlottesville Violence [Lyric Video]

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Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band straight out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is well known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments. Anti-Flag is also known also for their advocacy of progressive political action groups such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. Most recently, the band has declared solidarity with the global Occupy Together movement. The line-up includes Justin Sane (Singer/Guitarist), Pat Thetic (Drummer), who both founded the band and later members include Chris Head (Guitarist),and Chris Barker (Singer/Bassist).

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Announce New Album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, Release New Video!

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With their 2015 debut, ‘Birth And The Burial’, metal band Act of Defiance delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records

Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album’s intro track, “M.I.A.”, via Metal Blade HERE, with the video being done by Robert Graves (A Shadow Beyond Productions). 

You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats: 
–CD
–180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive) 
–Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies) 
–Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies) 

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WHITECHAPEL’S ‘The Somatic Defilement’ Is Coming Out On Vinyl In September!

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On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s ‘The Somatic Defilement’ for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions: 


–Black Vinyl


–Pale Violet-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) 


–Dim Gray-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) 


–Cool Gray-Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies) 

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I PREVAIL Announce Fall Headline Tour With Special Guests WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE WORD ALIVE, and ESCAPE THE FATE! 

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Detroit, Michigan rockers I PREVAIL announce dates for their Fall headline tour Rage On The Stage. Featuring metalcore scene favorites We Came As RomansThe Word Alive, and Escape The Fate providing support for the trek, the North American tour kicks off on September 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes in Des Moines, IA on December 2nd.

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State Of The Art: ANNIHILATE THE HERO!

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*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured State*    

                                                              This month’s state is Illinois!

Welcome to the kickoff of State Of The Art for August! I was the one who got the honor of selecting the state for this month and thought there’s no better of a time than now to showcase the talent from my home state of Illinois. I’d like to introduce you all to a band from my area of Southern Illinois, Annihilate The Hero. Annihilate The Hero is a three-piece metal band coming out of Carbondale, Illinois with influences coming from all types of metal : thrash, progressive, and death, with others sprinkled in. Their current line up consists of Thomas Henderson (Guitar/Vocals), Justin Malinee (Drums), and Tony Lamantia (Bass).

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