INCITE Release New Single “Poisoned By Power” Featuring Chris Barnes of SIX FEET UNDER

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Heavy metal frontrunners INCITE – led by frontman Richie Cavalera – are set to release their upcoming fifth full-length album, ‘Built To Destroy’, on January 25, 2019.  You can check out a more detailed and insightful look at the album in a previously released article by our very own Steve Savage HERE. Produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed), ‘Built to Destroy’ is a visceral, urgent, voracious distillation of modern metal with reverence for the past, and boasts a progressed, matured sound for INCITE. Continue reading

REVIEW: JASON BECKER – ‘Triumphant Hearts’

What comes to mind when you think of the term Guitar Hero?  Is it the video game? Is it your favorite guitar player?  For me, it was the obvious guitar icons like Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, etc.  It wasn’t until recently I learned the true definition of a Guitar Hero.  Two words: Jason Becker. Continue reading

NIGHTWISH Reveal Live Video For “Ghost Love Score”

October 21st, 2005 is a historic date for every Nightwish fan – many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled ‘End of an Era’ was not only the final show of their mega-selling Once tour, but also the very last joint performance with their singer Tarja Turunen. Due to all of these facets and more, the DVD will give you goosebumps many times over, yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been better or more spectacular. Nightwish have unveiled a monumental live video for the song “Ghost Love Score” taken from their upcoming ‘End of an Era’ re-issue . Continue reading

METALLICA Announce Release of Live Acoustic Album Due Feb. 1!

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2019 is already looking to be a big year for metal with several album releases from many of our favorite bands/artists. Some releases are drawing more anticipation than others, but with the recent news from Metallica, it’s a safe bet they’ve secured a spot near the top of the list. Earlier this month, the heavy metal giants performed a hit-filled acoustic set at the inaugural Helping Hands benefit concert in San Francisco, CA and have announced the double-album release of the performance due out February 1st. Continue reading

ALIEN WEAPONRY Kick Off First-Ever North American Tour!

Three teenagers, known as Alien Weaponry, from a tiny town in the small South Pacific nation of New Zealand have managed to capture the imaginations of people all over the world with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances.  Proclaimed by Noisey as a band “well on their way to world domination,” Alien Weaponry are invading North American shores for the first time ever, supporting industrial legends Ministry.  The tour kicked off earlier this month in San Francisco, CA and runs through December 21st in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below including a special headline show on November 23rd in Gallup, New Mexico can be found below. Continue reading

JINJER Announce All Details Of Upcoming 5-Track EP ‘Micro’!

Following the release of 2016’s ‘King of Everything’, and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album ‘Cloud Factory’ on Napalm Records, fans have chomping at the bit for new music from Jinjer. Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes and the band is happy to oblige with the release of a brand new 5-track EP entitled ‘Micro’ due out January 11th, 2019! Continue reading

UNEARTH Release New Video For “One With The Sun” From Upcoming Album ‘Extinction(s)’!

UNEARTH will release their highly anticipated new album Extinction(s)’ on November 23rd via Century Media Records.  Today the band has unleashed the video for the third single from the album entitled “One With The Sun”. Check it out below! Continue reading

ATREYU – ‘In Our Wake’ REVIEW!

“Everything we do causes a ripple or a wake…It can be positive and good, or it can be fucked up and horrible. However, we are the masters of our own destiny. We want to leave something good behind.”

This statement is a perfect representation of the theme for the newest release entitled ‘In Our Wake’ from metal veterans Atreyu.  We all want to leave behind some sort of legacy, but few are unsure of how we will be remembered when we are gone.  The SoCal quintet has made it a point to direct attention to such uncertainties.

Drummer Brandon Saller elaborates:

“What are you going to leave behind?” asks Brandon. “We named the album In Our Wake’ because a lot of the concepts address this question. There are lyrics about dealing with your own personal demons and darkness. Some of it is about our children, which is who we leave directly in our wake. Others are about the general public and the outpouring of hate and fear — especially in our country. We created something of a concept record without even trying.” Continue reading

The Bucketlist with QUOR!

San Diego, CA heavy rockers, Quor, are making huge waves in the music scene with the recent release of the brand new lyric video for “Raising The Dead” from 2018’s ‘The Way We Are’Quor consists of Brian Corn (vocals/guitars), Doug Smith (bass/vocals), and John Michael Cordes (drums).  With two hard-hitting albums (‘Human Paradigm’ and ‘The Way We Are’) under their belt, it’s no difficult task to see why these guys are gaining momentum – fast.  The band brings hefty servings of heavy metal and pure rock and roll that will immediately grab anyone who listens and is summed up with this description from the band themselves:

“Your judgment is all that you will need whether attending a performance or spinning the music on your own sweet time. The dynamics of rock vs. metal, indie vs. punk will intrigue you. An active culture. A three-headed dragon of thrash, groove, and soul. Simply, un-simple. Quor culture will force you to question what you believe about rock. Period.” Continue reading

Rock On The Range 2018: DAY 2 [Review & Photo Gallery]

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With a very strong Day One already under our belts, the thousands of anxious, sunburnt, hungover fans awaiting the opening of the gates certified that Day Two of Rock on the Range 2018 was upon us.  As expected, everyone was more than ready to take on the day just as they did the day before and when the gates to the festival were opened, the crowd poured into the arena.  Continue reading