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/

THE FELL Feat. Billy Sheehan Announce North American ‘Breakout Tour’ Dates

Newly formed alternative rock band THE FELL, featuring Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS), has announced North American dates for their Breakout Tour. Launching September 6 in Nashville, TN, the band will be hitting select venues in Michigan, New York, and into Canada.

Previously at the start of this month they released their all new music video Footprints” self-directed and filmed by Jonathan Britt. Here is what bassist Billy Sheehan has to say with regard to the new single, “‘Footprints’ is all about the pocket, the groove, and singing!! What a blast it was to record this! I can’t wait to play it live! ” Go ahead and check out the video HERE!

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WHITECHAPEL Join Forces with CARNIFEX, RINGS OF SATURN, ENTHEOS & SO THIS IS SUFFERING For North American Tour

This November/December, WHITECHAPEL will embark on a North American tour, entitled “Decade of Defilement”, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of ‘The Somatic Defilement. Featuring CARNIFEX, RINGS OF SATURN, ENTHEOS, and SO THIS IS SUFFERING as support, this trek will also include a set list with select tracks from ‘The Somatic Defilement (some of which have not been played since the album’s release!), making this is one show not to be missed! See below for all dates.

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Watch GONE IN APRIL’s WW2 Inspired New Music Video Feat. TESTAMENT/DEATH Bassist Steve Di Giorgio

GONE IN APRIL, the symphonic melodic death metal ensemble from Canada-USA, releases a WW II inspired music video for ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘, filmed and edited by Norwegian artist Thomas Mortveit. The song ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘ is taken from the band’s sophomore album ‘Threads of Existence‘, recorded at WaveTransform Studio, USA.

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BARONESS To Perform At Revolver Magazine’s Relaunch Party On Sep. 10 At Brooklyn Bazaar

Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

BARONESS return to the road for a handful of festival outings, as well as a Sept. 10 performance at the Brooklyn Bazaar to celebrate Revolver Magazine’s re-launch and raise funds for the suicide prevention charity, Hope For The Day.

Revolver Magazine’s re-launch, The Living Breathing Revolver, pairs BARONESS’ performance with an art show/auction curated by the band’s John Dyer Baizley and Jodi Milbert of Burlesque of North America, live Q&As and video screenings. SANNHET, an experimental metal/post metal band from New York will also have the chance to join BARONESS on stage that night. Tickets are on-sale now. Go get them HERE!

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Watch BELPHEGOR’s Blasphemous New Lyric Video “Apophis – Black Dragon”

Hailing from one of Europe’s most pristine and beautiful countries, Austria, they are dark, grim and blasphemous, something that is of stark contrast from their motherland. BELPHEGOR continue to raise horns and spit out epic dark and heavy music as we await their all new 11th studio album ‘Totentritual‘ coming out this September 15, via Nuclear Blast Records. In support of their new album the band has released a second single in the form of a lyric video for the song, ‘Apophis – Black Dragon‘. The song sounds blasphemous and vicious. Psst, that double bass though!

Also check out the previously released first track, ‘Baphomet‘ HERE!

Check it out below.

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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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