Rattlehead

About Rattlehead

Hi, Rattlehead here. I'm from India, and I'm obsessed with metal of all sub-genres but mostly into thrash and death. I also love other genres, like jazz, funk, rock, some punk, a bit of blues, some country, but well, metal is where I feel at home. I'm always on the run discovering new music. Fanboying Megadeth since I was 13. Love to talk about metal, sports and a little bit of everything here and there. I also love dissing your god, I love food, seeing metal gigs, traveling and also a metal merch and record collector. I hope you like what I write and the music I suggest you. Please do share if you like. Cheers and stay heavy \m/

KILLCHAIN, DARKRYPT & CARNAGE INC To Feature On The 2nd Edition Of Durance Of Hate India Tour This November

The Indian Metal scene is on the rise and the country is undergoing a renaissance period in terms of the development of the scene, whether it be bands coming down from every corner of the planet to the subcontinent, or be it the sudden surge of tours within the nation. One such new and dynamic series of tour has recently started to shape up well, with mainly the focus being thrown on underground and upcoming bands. This year’s edition of Durance Of Hate Tour is a sophomore one and it features three hot and happening bands, death metallers KILLCHAIN and DARKRYPT and thrash metal juggernauts CARNAGE INC, all hailing from the western coastal metropolitan city, Mumbai. They will possibly be supported by local bands from every city on the tour. Many props to Proximity Productions on planning what looks and promises to be an awesome multi-city tour, with straight up, pure, unadulterated death and thrash metal attack from the west coast!

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MARILYN MANSON Injured By Stage Gun Props At Show; Rushed To Hospital

MARILYN MANSON‘s concert in New York City came to a horrific and shocking sudden halt when a stage prop which were designed as two big guns fell on the rock-star, and crushing him down to the ground. MANSON was immediately rushed to the hospital.

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AEROSMITH Cancels Tour Dates As Steven Tyler Seeks Immediate Medical Help

Legendary vocalist Steven Tyler is undergoing “immediate medical attention” due to some “unexpected medical issues”. And that has forced the entire band AEROSMITH to cancel the remaining last four tour dates or shows of the ongoing “Aero-Vederci Baby!” tour that was announced some couple of months back. The singer has been told by doctors to put a hault on the touring and performing part until he gets fully fit and back in form.

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State Of The Art : MALSUMIS


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

This month’s state is Alaska!


Hey metalheads of the pale blue dot! I am back with another State Of The Art write up this Monday to shoot some energy in you, so that you don’t have to whine about how this specific Monday is more boring than the previous one was. Anyways, let’s cut to the chase, and let me have the honor of presenting you one of the very promising bands from the extreme north of United States, battling the cold, dark and grim weather. Let’s give it up for MALSUMIS people! Hailing from the largest city in Alaska, Anchorage, MALSUMIS are a black metal band spawning from the misty, cold and bleak wintery landscapes of America’s Northern most state, just a year ago in 2016, and they successfully have garnered a lot of attention already, while still in its infancy. Mad props to them on that!

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DOPE Announces Release of Retrospective Collection: Dope, The Early Years

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of DOPE‘s inception in NYC, The band is proud to announce the release of Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998, the original Story book and soundtrack of how it all began. The nu metal outfit’s true or uncensored story from its birth till date journey will be documented in the book, along with an extensive rare music collection which does sound like a delight one would have a hard time refraining himself from taking dibs in! Check out the details and pre-order links below.

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Review : EVIL INVADERS – “Feed Me Violence” [Official Video Streams]

Three long decades ago when the denims were tight, leather jackets worn, ragged and hair unkempt in the golden era of 1980s, Steve “Zetro” Souza of EXODUS shouted in the song “Deranged” off the album “Pleasures Of The Flesh”  in his raspy voice, “It doesn’t make me calmer, it only makes me mean“. Little did he know that those words would still carry the feeling and aggression portrayed in it, which is still relevant in today’s thrash metal and it is an innate characteristic of this highly erratic and fast sub-genre in the entire spectrum of metal. I quoted the above lyric because that is exactly what these four angry hot blooded young men from Belgium offer you in their latest sophomore release, “Feed Me Violence“, titled very aptly. Watch out for this fast paced, gritty and nerve wrecking thrash metal record from young guns EVIL INVADERS as the release date nears soon, coming out like a hot bomb via Napalm Records on September 29.

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Stream CANNIBAL CORPSE’s New Single “Code Of The Slashers” From Upcoming Album “Red Before Black”

Just a week or two ago, it was rumoured that a new CANNIBAL CORPSE album titled, “Red Before Black” would be released this year on November 3, which would be a follow up to 2014’s pulverizing “Skeletal Domain“. Confirmation did not take much long as it is official that the band would be releasing their 14th studio album, “Red Before Black“. With the artwork, track-listing, release date out, the Florida based death metallers have put out the single “Code Of The Slashers” available for stream on their Bandcamp page.

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MACHINE HEAD Announce North American Tour For Upcoming Album!

San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced the first U.S. tour dates of their world tour in support of their upcoming album, Catharsis.

Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn adds, “It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, we have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album Catharsis, but now it’s time for MACHINE HEAD to go melt some faces! The reaction to our last “Evening With” tours in America were nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be “Evening With” and will see us performing 2 1/2 to 3 hours every night with no opening bands.

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Watch ENSIFERUM’s “Making Of” Documentary Video For New Album, “Two Paths”

Today (September 15th), ENSIFERUM release their seventh full-length, ‘Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience, that gives you the sort of raw, unadulterated sonic boom. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a “making of” documentary video for the album, which can be viewed at below. The documentary walks one through various interviews with the band members where they talk about the recording process, the recording process itself. Clocking in half an hour, it is a short but deep insight of what goes in during the recording of an album in a studio. The fans will love this video.

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DECAPITATED Just Issued An Official Statement Following Gang-Rape Charges

Finally after all this while of tension and anxiety having faced by the metal community, especially fans of DECAPITATED, the band has issued an official statement on their behalf. Defending themselves against some serious gang rape allegations they have been facing, the band issued a statement saying that, “we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals“, just over an hour or two ago on Facebook.

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