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/

OTEP To Incite Social Change With Upcoming Album!

Very few artists create music that has the tremendous strength to form base for a movement, or I might say has the balls big enough to speak out and attack with their activism focused music. Similarly, groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP is always at the helm of revolution, social activism and lending a voice for the voiceless and fighting injustice. Clubbing themselves in with revolution inciting artists like Prophets of Rage, Woodie Guthrie, OTEP doesn’t shy away from yelling and making sure their voice is heard, no matter how controversial the topic is. They are currently recording at The Lair in Los Angeles, brewing their new upcoming studio album. She tries to give us a sneak peek about their to be eighth album. She says, that this is undoubtedly the band’s most authentic and honest attempt in creating an album. The as of now untitled, full length album is scheduled to hit stores later this year.

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GRETA VAN FLEET To Perform At ELTON JOHN’S Academy Awards Viewing Party!

If you are reading this article and have no clue who GRETA VAN FLEET are as of yet, then sorry I will be blunt, you live under a rock! They are that band who can easily tape shut that rocker/metalhead’s mouth who always whines about how the good old days were the pinnacle of rock music. When one of rock’s greatest front man Robert Plant praises the band’s vocalist saying, “He’s pretty good. There’s a job somewhere for him”, you know you’re in for something very stupendous. GRETA VAN FLEET are bringing back the retro vibe and they are going all guns blazing. Already being dubbed as the second Led Zeppelin, this young brigade has quickly built its way high up the music industry’s ladder, in no time. Wanna know how quick? They don’t even have a debut album to their name till date, although they are working on it now. But yeah, that quick!

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Hands For An U.S. Tour This Summer!

Looks like 2018 is MASTODON‘s glory year! Having won the coveted Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance”, it seems the band is having a lot of fun already. MASTODON fans are still reeling from the exuberance of the Grammy win, and they have one more reason to celebrate or look forward to. Especially the US fans. Well, MASTODON along with fellow rockers PRIMUS have joined forces for a massive 45 date United States tour, starting this summer on the May 6th, at Morrison, CO and extending up to Jul 7th, at Phoenix, AZ. 

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French Heavy Rockers LUMBERJACKS New Single, “Mystery Light” Will Leave You Craving For More!

Hey there random rocker/metalhead! It’s always good to indulge yourself in uncharted territories, ain’t it? So today, I bring to thee from the other half of the world, across oceans, from the land of bread and fashion, hard rockers LUMBERJACKS. So, three years after the release of their debut EP and after some months of hard work but also tons of gigs along with bands such as Electric Mary and Bukowski, French heavy-rockers LUMBERJACKS are about to release their debut full-length album ‘Alone?‘ coming out on May 5th on CD & digital formats.

 In the meantime, the quintet just pulled the curtains off on a brand new single called “Mystery Light“. The track and the entire album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Edgar Chevallier at Lower Tones Place Studio. So today we bring to you the single stream which you can find attached below.

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Josh Rand Of STONE SOUR Drops Out Of Canada/US Tour; Gets Admitted To A Treatment Center

06 Feb 2014, Anaheim, California, USA — Guitarist Josh Rand of Stone Sour performs on stage at the House of Blues on February 6, 2014 in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by: Paul A. Hebert / Press Line Photos) — Image by © Paul A. Hebert/Press Line Photos/Corbis

STONE SOUR official Facebook page stated a few hours ago that, guitarist Josh Rand won’t be able to join the band for the Canada and United States tour, as he has checked into a treatment center. While reports right now are not sure of what exact type of addiction (if any) the guitarist is trying to overcome, but as per the official statement, it says that he “will be back as soon as possible“. Hoards of fans took to social media and wished Josh’s well being. Josh has contributed in every STONE SOUR album since the 2000s.

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BODY COUNT To Perform At The 60th Grammys; Nominated For “Best Metal Performance”

The Los Angeles rap metal outfit are having a great time of their career. Having released ‘Bloodlust‘ back in 31st March the previous year to a critical and worldwide acclaim, they continue to stir some controversial and blunt right opinions in the music industry. In its first week, it debuted at #3 in the UK Rock and Metal Chart. The track, “Black Hoodie” from the same album is up for their maiden Grammy nomination this year at the 60th annual Grammy Awards Show. Talking about Grammys, the LA collective will begin 2018 on a high note as they also get a chance to showcase their live performance at this year’s Grammys. BODY COUNT will perform live during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony hosted by Paul Shaffer, which will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 3–6 p.m. ET and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Initial North American Tour Dates For 2018!

GRETA VAN FLEET, who are being dubbed as the second Led Zeppelin, took the 2017 music scene by storm with its dynamic rock ‘n’ roll debut single “Highway Tune” claiming the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views in 2017 alone, selling out every single one of its headline dates in advance, and ending up on many year album top album list, will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13.  The band’s itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals as well as headline dates that will see them playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities.  Five of the dates – Houston, Dallas, Nashville and two nights in Detroit – went on sale last week and all sold out in under 15-minutes. Tickets for GRETA VAN FLEET‘s headline dates for this leg go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26.

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SODOM Announce New Line-Up; Now A Quartet

While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Tom Angelripper has already announced the new line-up of his band SODOMHusky (ASPHYX, DESASTER) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-SODOM, ex-Kreator, FRANK BLACKFIRE, ASSASSIN) and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) have been enlisted on guitars. Sodom have already released seminal albums such as ‘Persecution Mania‘, the live cut ‘Mortal Way Of Live‘ and the highly successful ‘Agent Orange‘ with Frank Blackfire. As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a line-up featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for Sodom. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” the SODOM vocalist/bassist explains his motives. In line with these new possibilities, the thrash act has already started to put together a set list for the upcoming shows with all important classics as well as rare numbers that had never or only rarely been heard at their gigs. Says Tom“I can promise that we will really let it rip in future.” 

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SATYRICON To Embark On Final US Headlining Tour This Spring!

When it comes to something dark, sinister and macabre settings Norwegian dual powerhouse SATYRICON are at the helm for driving things forward. Wading through the misty, grim and cold winters SATYRICON have paved a long way of terrifying black metal ever since it was formed in 1991 in Oslo. They are till this date one of the prime and most important black metal bands in the world to have come out of the unholy grounds from up north. As they inch closer to three decades of hard hitting black metal, the duo are ready shroud the entire United States with black clouds on their final US run this spring in support of their latest studio album, ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep‘.

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BENIGHTED Unveil New Music Video, “Leatherface”!

French death-grinders BENIGHTED have released a new video for the track “Leatherface“. Leatherface” is the second video taken from BENIGHTED‘s latest album, ‘Necrobreed‘. 

The gruesome video, produced by Kick your Eyes Productions, features Cecylia Suicide as a serial killer harboring distinct personalities.

BENIGHTED vocalist Julien Truchan comments about the music video, “We are proud and stoked to unleash this new creepy episode of our ‘Necrobreed’ story in the shape of a music video for the track ‘Leatherface’! Kick Your Eyes Productions once again did a great job and delivered this second piece of insanity starring the gorgeous Cecylia Suicide! Enjoy!

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