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 CROWN Unleash Title Track Video, “Cobra Speed Venom” Off Their Upcoming Album

Swedish death metal legends and old schoolers THE CROWN are back yet with another upcoming album ‘Cobra Speed Venom, due out on March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. This is their return to new music after 2015’s ‘Death Is Not Dead‘. Drummer Henrik Axelsson (Implode) joined the band in the beginning of 2015, replacing Janne Saarenpää, and this will be his very first record. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory!

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EXTINCTION A.D.’s New Video, “Secret Worlds” Is As Thrash As It Can Get!

Well its Tuesday and every day that starts with the letter ‘T’ is a mandatory thrash metal day. So, jumping on the self created trend we present to you Long Island, NY thrashers EXTINCTION A.D.‘s all new music video, “Secret Worlds“, taken from their upcoming second full length album, ‘Decimation Treaty‘. The video shows the quartet thrashing their guts out in a small studio kind of room belting out pure, unadulterated, nerve wrecking and high speed thrash metal of intense demeanor. This is the first music video we’ve seen off the band’s fast approaching new LP due release this Friday, out via Good Fight Music. Prior to this the band has unveiled two more singles of the very same upcoming album.

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METALLICA’s James Hetfield To Star In Ted Bundy Film,”Extremely Wicked!”

Front man of multiple Grammy winning band, METALLICA‘s James Hetfield has previously surprised us by lending his voice in famous shows like “The Simpsons,” “Metalocalypse” and “American Dad”. But this time around he will be starring in a serial killer film about the notorious Ted Bundy, which is a first for him. The title of the movie is ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile‘, and it boasts of other Hollywood stars in the cast, with the likes of Zac Efron, who has chosen to play the role of Ted Bundy, Lily Collins, who’s the on screen girlfriend of Ted Bundy(Zac Efron), John Malkovich, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory fame, Haley Joel Osment and more. Our own papa Het as he likes to call himself will be seen portraying the role of police officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran, who was the first officer responsible to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car. The film follows the relationship between Ted and his girlfriend, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.

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Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act BLACKLITE DISTRICT has announced that they will be joining Flaw as direct support on their North American tour run. Launching this Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs, the tour winds through the Midwest and West Coast, winding up in Omaha on March 3rd. Isn’t that such a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day with the love of your life?

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EXCLUSIVE SONG PREMIERE: TIAVARA – “When Silence Reigns” [Song Stream]

Hey there! Today we’re helping Russian sextet TIAVARA premiere their absolutely amazing single “When Silence Reigns“, from their upcoming album, ‘Delusional Tales of Grand Intentions‘, due out on April 27, 2018. That is right! So TIAVARA are a six piece melodic metal outfit hailing from the freezing north of Korolev, a town nestled in Moscow, Russia, Mother Russia as they would like to say. If you aren’t familiar with this band, let me tell you they are one of the rising underground bands who are absolutely crushing it down to the bone. How do I know that? Well the answer is right below you in the track stream. They are melodic, groovy and do not shy away from mixing ambience, melody along with alternative elements into a carefully crafted piece of heavy metal art.

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BLACKTOP MOJO’s Acoustic Video “Underneath” Will Definitely Feed Your Soul!

Normally a fierce hard rock/grunge group out of Palestine, Texas, BLACKTOP MOJO has put out a new and refreshing soft acoustic single, called “Underneath“. Treading the path of what majority of grunge rock bands do, that is, release a soft and heart touching number amidst the heavy hitting characteristic sound, the quintet has managed to pull off an excellent emotional single. Despite it being the norm, the song is definitely not just another brick in the wall(you see what I did there!). The song is about personal suffering and damage and it perfectly encapsulates the message it brings forth. Here’s drummer Nathan breaking down the meaning of the song for you,

I’ve seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying “I understand what happened, and I’m sorry you went through the painful things that brought you to this point” Keep your heart free , forgive people even if they don’t deserve it.

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BODYSNATCHER Unveil North American Headlining Tour Dates

Florida deathcore act BODYSNATCHER are preparing to thrill audiences around North America, as they have announced that they will be embarking on the ‘Death of Me‘ North American headlining tour this March. The month-long trek is set to kick off on March 2nd in Baton Rouge, LA, and it will conclude on March 27th in Ocala, FL. The tour will feature support from Extortionist (3/8-3/15) and So This Is Suffering (3/8-3/27).

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Following an extremely successful North American tour supporting the mighty Obituary, DUST BOLT are now set to return Stateside in May.  The band will again be supporting Obituary, but this time they will also be joined by Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch.  The tour kicks off May 2nd in Atlanta, GA and runs through June 3rd in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

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Catch ACT OF DEFIANCE On Their U.S. Headlining Tour This March!

ACT OF DEFIANCE are roughly three years old and they are already killing it with full length releases and major headlining tours all across the United States. And why not, when a band has the services of talents like Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr). With their debut album having come out in 2015 titled, ‘Birth And The Burial‘, right after Shawn and Chris’ departure from Megadeth in 2014, the band is back again on the road. But this time around they will be out there promoting their all new album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds‘, that released via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. Following month, the quartet will be embarking on a headlining tour for three weeks starting on the 1st of March at Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA. The support band featuring on the bill are Shattered Sun, a metalcore act from Alice, Texas, who will also be touring in support of their latest album, ‘The Evolution of Anger‘. 21st July 2017 saw its release.

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Irish Sludge Band ZHORA’s Animated Video For ‘Riverchrist’ Is Intense!

ZHORA‘s sophomore release ‘Ethos, Pathos, Logos‘ that came out last October, somehow went under our radar. Now that we have found about it, we’re gonna serve you with some hot and fresh new music video that just got off the grill. ZHORA has unveiled their new music video for “Riverchrist” off of their most recent album. The track is intense, the vocals doesn’t fail to grab you by your throat, the riffs just does justice to the genre sludge metal, it’s heavy and has a lot of fuzz going on in it. What is also interesting is the video is animated, something that reminds me of my childhood when I’d grab a popcorn bowl and be hooked on to Cartoon Network. But this one is like gore and un-tasteful for the 10 year old kid in me. Anyways, now that you’re into all things dark, who doesn’t like a bit of blood and repulsive stuff, eh!?

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