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/

Watch The All New Melodious ARCH ENEMY Music Video For “The Eagle Flies Alone”

The jack of all trades when it comes to melo-death, ARCH ENEMY is back with yet another trademark and beautiful music video for their second single ‘The Eagle Flies Alone‘ off the upcoming album Will To Power, which is due out on September 8 via Century Media Records worldwide and True Trooper Entertainment in Japan. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously helped bands like IN FLAMESAMARANTHEDIMMU BORGIREVERGREY etc. with his artistic and visionary directing skills. The video looks cool and everything that has went in to the making of this video is just epic and awe inspiring. From production, which I would say is one of the most classy, exhilarating and of grandeur nature ARCH ENEMY has ever done, to the lighting, camera angles and close up shots, no stones have been left un-turned, everything in the video has been done to pin point perfection.

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TRIVIUM Release New Album ‘The Sin And The Sentence’ Details & New Single ‘The Heart From Your Hate’

On the last day of July TRIVIUM released their all new music video from the upcoming album ‘The Sin And The Sentence‘, which you can watch it HERE! Now TRIVIUM has officially released all the details regarding the same, the new album will be out on October 20th via Roadrunner Records and is already available for pre-orders from today onwards. They have also released their second single from the same upcoming album, titled ‘The Heart From Your Hate‘ and it sounds amazing. Check below for the video stream!

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) at Santa Ana, California’s Hybrid Studios, ‘The Sin And The Sentence finds TRIVIUM – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) –returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, ‘Silence In The Snow.  The new LP also features the band’s first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Reveal Tour Dates For North America w/ SUFFOCATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, NECROT & WORMWITCH

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER just a day ago released their all new music video for the title track from the upcoming eighth full length ‘Nightbringers‘, which you can check it out HERE! Now, they are back with another update and this time it is about a massive North American trek with fellow death metallers SUFFOCATION, DECREPIT BIRTHNECROT and WORMWITCH. This October/November THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will go out on this headlining tour in support of their all new album ‘Nightbringers‘ coming out via Metal Blade Records on October 6th, this year. Starting the tour off on Rochester, NY on the 6th of October, the tour will encompass major North American cities like New York, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Toronto, Ottawa including many others spanning just over a month. This is a must attend tour for every extreme metal fan alike. Check out the tour dates below and all the details regarding the same!

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LINKIN PARK Working On A ‘Special Public Event’ In Los Angeles To Honor Chester Bennington

R.I.P. CHESTER BENNINGTON

With just over a month of the sad demise of one of the 21st century’s greatest rocker, Chester Bennington, former vocalist of LINKIN PARK, tributes from fans, artists and celebrities around the world know no limit and are still coming in hordes expressing their grief and memory with the beloved man. Acknowledging the same, LINKIN PARK has tweeted a message out today(Aug. 22) stating their thankfulness to all fans worldwide for all the support and “tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time“.

The message was quoted by bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell and the rest of the band as they went ahead to mention that they are “working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory” and once it all works out, they will relay back the same and confirm all details as soon as possible.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Reveal New Album Details, ‘Nightbringers’ & Video For Title Track

From releasing their first album in 2003, they have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Carrying forward the aggressiveness and brutality along with the emotion filled music, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are all set to release their new album, ‘Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records on October 6th, this year. ‘Nightbringers‘ will be the eighth full length album the band will offer after 2015’s equally hard hitting ‘Abysmal‘. To celebrate the new album, the band have already put out a new music video which is for the title track. You can check the video at the bottom.

The members recorded their own part in the album independently by splitting up, which helped bring out the best in the individuals. With former bassist Ryan Williams once again assisting, the drums were tracked at The Pipe Yard in Plymouth, Michigan and rhythm guitars and bass in the band’s practice space in Warren, Michigan. Ellis then recorded his many mind boggling solos in his home studio, while Strnad opted to record at his home in Auburn Hills, Michigan with Joe Cincotta (SUFFOCATIONINTERNAL BLEEDING) of Full Force Studios overseeing his sessions. The ghoulish cover art was the brainchild of Kristian Wahlin, aka Necrolord, who has designed seminal artwork for the likes of AT THE GATESBATHORYEMPEROR and also TBDM‘s 2007 release, ‘Nocturnal. “I think he’s the most prominent artist when it comes to classic releases in the melodic death metal genre, and kind of bringing things full circle with it being the ten-year anniversary of ‘Nocturnal’ felt right. By now people probably wouldn’t have expected us to go back to him, so it’s kind of a surprise, but at the same time it’s a very classic cover too.“, Strnad speaks.

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TIGER ARMY Release New Video For “Dark And Lonely Night”

TIGER ARMY has released a music video for their new song “Dark and Lonely“. The track is off of the band’s newest album ‘V•••-‘. The video is inspired from Troy Paiva’s iconic photography.  

See TIGER ARMY on Tour this fall.

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AS LIONS Release New Video & Support Local Bands With Upcoming Tour Competition

Like father like son! Yes, remember Bruce Dickinson’s son Austin’s hard rock band, AS LIONS ? They recently released their killer debut album ‘Selfish Age‘ and this week put out the new video for the title track. It features live footage from their time on the road capturing snippets of their set at Rock On The Range (US), Graspop (Belgium) and Nova Rock (Austria), and indicating the bands exciting upsurge.

The band has seen a Top 12 hit in the US Mainstream Rock Billboard chart with single ‘Aftermath’, and tours with the likes of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & SHINEDOWN plus multiple festival appearances. They are also heading out to support NOTHING MORE throughout the USA and Canada in September and October, including an appearance at Sonic Boom Festival.

Take a look at the video down below,

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The Bucketlist With Sahil ‘DEMONSTEALER’ Makhija Of DEMONIC RESURRECTION


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


A month back I caught up with Sahil Makhija at AntiSocial, New Delhi, India, also known better as DEMONSTEALER who is the front man of the blackened death metal band from the sea side city, Mumbai in India, DEMONIC RESURRECTION. If you have not heard DEMONIC RESURRECTION yet, you’re clearly blaspheming ! Just kidding, you’re missing out on a lot though to be honest. So the band has been around for a good number of years now, starting out as teenagers back in the day in the year 2000, and they have since then put up a decent catalog of five albums and two EPs all this while, which is incredible in itself. They have really pinned India on the global metal map and are rightly called the ‘flag bearers of Indian metal’. They have also done shows in reputed European festivals like Wacken Open Air in Germany, Bloodstock Festival in the U.K., and the beautiful MetalDays festival in Slovenia etc. They also have a Metal Hammer Golden God award under their belt. It all began with their debut album titled, ‘Demonstealer’ in 2000 and since then you can actually see they have not only been a dynamic outfit but also a reckoning force in the underground scene and also in the domestic scene in India.

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State Of The Art: DRUG HONKEY


*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!


 Ey yo people! Welcome back to the weekly edition of our State Of The Art series, where every Monday we get a bit generous and pull the curtains down and shed some limelight to the lesser known and underground bands who already are wrecking shit up at your local town or city, or even across oceans apart. Last month I highlighted the fast and punishing thrash metal band called WARHEAD from Phoenix, Arizona, which you can check it out HERE. Today I am here to rejuvenate your boring Monday with another kick ass band that has been stirring some major shit up since their self-titled, debut album came out in 2002. And especially, this year with their new highly acclaimed 2017 record, ‘Cloak Of Skies‘. This week’s band is Industrial/Doom-death metal outfit from the capital city Chicago, Illinois, DRUG HONKEY. You thought I’d be doing a hat-trick on thrash bands? Didn’t you? Well, this band really turned my head and got my attention real good, for all the new and genre breaking antics they’re up to.

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Chris Clemence To Trent Reznor, Taylor Hawkins, and Bruce Springsteen, “Don’t Bitch, Do Something!”

Chris Clemence, formerly of RapScallions and SCREAMING AT DEMONS will be releasing his second single from the debut of his solo career, Revolution which features rock legend DH Peligro of DEAD KENNEDYS on August 25th.

A portion of the proceeds of Revolution will benefit his charity The Clemence Foundation which funds initiatives in Education, Healthcare, and Equal Rights. The only way fans will be able to obtain the song is through Clemence’s campaign on Crowdpac, a political fundraising platform.

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