Black Thorn Halo is a heavy metal/thrash metal band from Austin, Texas that was conceived in 2010 by vocalist Ralph Lopez and bassist Jack Krupski. Needing a line-up change to take the music to a new level, Lopez and Krupski brought in Whore of Babylon guitarist Craig Leach and drummer Eric Mulero. Clawing their way through the metal scene in Austin, San Antonio, and Central Texas, Black Thorn Halo is becoming a force to be reckoned with by having a brutal, tight, and energetic live show. These Texans are about to show you what metal is like in the Lone Star State. Continue reading
Looking for a new act to add to your collection? Well look no further because She Cries Wolf is the band you need!
Embracer is a three-piece indie/alternative band based out of Charleston, West Virginia. The band consists of Jordan Bradley, Dylan Costinteen, and Zakk Garcia. While Embracer officially formed in the Spring of 2011, the band has went through much metamorphosis since then. Bringing together a collective of dark, brooding, and ambient works. the group also strongly enforces substance and feeling in their music. Leaving a lasting impression on the listener. In November of 2014, Embracer released their debut EP entitled ‘My Father’s Will,’ a five track record mixed, and mastered by Matt Malpass in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading
Since the late 1970’s Whitesnake has released a dozen albums and this year is gearing up to welcome another one. “Flesh & Blood” is set to unleash a thirteen new song on May 10, courtesy of Frontier Music Srl, an Italian based label on CD, LP, streaming and for digital purchase. Continue reading
Seminal metalcore act Zao have been grinding it out since 1993 and have been through everything a band can experience. However throughout all the member changes and the shedding of the “Christian music” tag their dedication to quality and pushing the genre forward remains as new and vigorous as ever. Known for their raw sound, philosophical lyrics, and chaotic live show Zao is still one of the most respected and seasoned band in the current heavy music underground. The band just released a new ep/7” titled ‘Decoding Transmissions From The Möbius Strip’. Continue reading
Emmure originally hails from New Fairfield, Connecticut, where they formed in 2003. However since then the metalcore band has moved to the city of Queens, New York. Emmure has a total of seven releases, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled ‘The Complete Guide to Needlework.’ Though they originally started with a metalcore sound the band has been described using several different genres over the years including deathcore, nu metal, and alternative metal. The band also uses some pop culture themes within their lyrical content referring to comics, and video games while also touching on the subject matter of breakups, social indifference, philosophy, and religion. The bands most recent release is 2017’s ‘Look at Yourself’ which included the much talked about singles “Russian Hotel Aftermath,” and “Torch.”
Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) has become a household name in the music industry, especially for festival-goers. The DWP team has brought us Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air, Aftershock, Rock Allegiance, Bourbon & Beyond, Northern Invasion, Fort Rock, and the new festivals premiering this year: Epicenter, Sonic Temple, and Hometown Rising. Their festivals exceeded 700,000 in attendance in 2017 and have had 100’s of millions of dollars in economic impact in the cities in which they have held events; and they were ranked the 26th best promoter in the world according to Pollstar in 2017. The reason they are so successful is because their passion lies in the music and not in the profit margins. Year in and year out they bring international artists, both large and small, to music-hungry cities around the United States. The stages they built have helped smaller bands build their fan base, and in return, those bands are becoming our future headliners. Continue reading
Weedeater was formed by front-man/bassist “Dixie” Dave Collins also formerly of Buzzoven. Following the release of their 2001 debut ‘…And Justice For Y’All’, Weedeater immediately established themselves as a force in the U.S. tour circuit and quickly gained notoriety in the American metal scene. In the time since, the band have released three critically-acclaimed albums: ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002), ‘God Luck And Good Speed’ (2007), and ‘Jason… The Dragon’ (2011), and toured around the world with the likes of Down, Saint Vitus, High On Fire, The Melvins, Hank III, and more. The band has played prestigious festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Hopscotch Festival, Stoned From The Underground, Asymmetry Festival, Roadburn Festival, Hellfest, and many more. Weedeater has sludged their way up the ranks from a underground band with a cult following to one of metal’s most sought after bands to see live. Frontman “Dixie” Dave is an all around entertainer when on stage with his puzzling looks and gravely pitch, combine that with the guitar shredding genius of Dave “Shep” Shepherd and your night is bound to be a memory you won’t soon forget. Continue reading
ROTTING CHRIST was one of the very first Greek metal band to break out of the Greek underground, and taste worldwide appreciation. With a staggering number of albums under their belt already, the band doesn’t seem to halt any soon, as they prepare to release their 13th studio album. ‘The Heretics‘ is just around the corner, releasing this coming week on February 15th via Season Of Mist.
The band has already released a couple of tracks from the forthcoming album, such as ‘Heaven and Hell and Fire‘ and ‘The Raven‘. Now adding on to the excitement, the Greeks have put out yet another track titled, ‘Ветры злые (Vetry Zlye)‘. It features Irina Zybina (GRAI) and is themed in Russian.
The Swedish metal outfit, Avatar, have announced a return to North America for the “Avatar Country World Tour 2019”. The tour will begin in Buffalo, NY on May 16 and conclude in Las Vegas, NV on June 15.
Avatar released the concept album, ‘Avatar Country,’ in 2018 and has toured relentlessly to support it. Vocalist Johannes Eckerstrom stated that ‘Avatar Country’ is nearing the end of the road and this tour will be the last chance to see them in their Royal Glory in tribute to the king. Continue reading