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MAC SABBATH Announces Winter U.S. Tour Dates with GALACTIC EMPIRE

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Fast food-themed Black Sabbath cover kings Mac Sabbath are thrilled to announce even more upcoming tour dates! On February 15, the band will kick off the co-headline U.S. “I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour” with intergalactic metal band Galactic Empire, beginning in Cleveland, Ohio and coming to an end on March 12 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mac Sabbath will also perform several solo dates leading up to and after the close of the tour.  See below for all confirmed tour dates (please note that dates only featuring Galactic Empire are not included below). Tickets are available via each venue. Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR Releases “LIVE IN LONDON” Concert Stream [Video Stream]

“London is a city that holds a special place in my heart and I’m so happy this night was captured for you all to see. It was certainly a show I will always remember.” – Corey Taylor

 On May 8th, 2016 Corey Taylor performed to a sold out show at Koko in London, England. The intimate concert saw the Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman play through fan favourites, along with a Q & A session and covers of artists such as Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Kiss, Buzzcocks, REM and The Cure. Today, Taylor has shared a powerful acoustic rendition of Stone Sour’s “Tired” performed with Christian Martucci, that was filmed from the night. And you can now share in the whole experience, as “Live in London” is available to watch in full right here Continue reading

Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway!

Louder Than Life although new has built a reputation in the scene pretty fast and in very short amount of time. It is now among the very coveted and prized open air festivals in the United States, which the American fans have yearned for long. 2017 saw the festival conclude its fourth edition on an extremely high note. And now, gearing up for the 5th annual Louder Than Life, an Early Bird ticket sale is now underway. It is to be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.

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DOMESTIC GODZILLA Release “O.C.D.” Lyric Video Mixed & Mastered By Logan Mader!

 

Chicago based groove rockers Domestic Godzilla formed in 2001. The band has a style and sound that really melds various genres together creating this beast of a band that has gained attention all across the Windy City of Chicago and afar. One of the most recognizable elements of the band is the vocal style of singer Scott Coca. Moments pass and you have these beautifully sang melodies, by the time you blink it slams into these break neck screams that haunt your ear drums. Chicago was usually always a tour stop for national acts and Domestic Godzilla often opened for some of those headlining acts. If you had to make comparisons the band sounds like a mixture of a much more brutal Incubus with elements similar to the band Flaw, and a dash of Nothingface. Chicago natives loved the band and showed up in hoards to see them live. Unfortunately the band ended up going into a hiatus. Fast forward to 2008 and Domestic Godzilla drummer Gino Colucci is now the founder of an independent record label called Converse Records. In 2013 he was able to release a Domestic Godzilla album of previous material that includes several live tracks. The album is entitled ‘Language Barrier’. It had been almost a decade when the two founding members (Gino Colucci & Scott Coca) were drawn together yet again to bring the beast back to life. The chemistry they built together writing songs all the way back in high school helped them reform and got the ball rolling again. They started to work on new material in the studio at Converse Records in 2015. Gino has now moved across the country to Arizona and Scott is still residing in the Chicagoland area. Thankfully the technology advantages the two are still able to keep Domestic Godzilla alive, and their new material shows that no distance can dull the chemistry these two have together.

 

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HARMS WAY Announces North American Headlining Tour With Ringworm, Vein And Queensway!

Just a couple days ago Harms Way announced a headlining North American tour with supporting bands Ringworm, Vein and Queensway that will kick off on the 17th of January next year, get right in!

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MINISTRY Release Incredible Lo-Fi Video For “Antifa”! [Video Stream]

 

Industrial metal band, Ministry is back with a new music video for their single, “Antifa,” off of the anticipated, upcoming studio album, ‘AmeriKKKant’ – scheduled to be released in March, 2018 on Nuclear Blast records. Initially following the death of longtime guitarist, Mike Scaccia in 2012; founding member, lead vocalist, and main songwriter, Al Jourgensen stated that their 2013 album, ‘From Beer to Eternity’ would be Ministry’s last. He has since reconsidered and the band began working on recording their fourteenth studio album earlier this year with a few new members added to the lineup – Cesar Soto on guitars, Derek Abrams on drums, and DJ Swamp on turntables. Continue reading

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY Release Official Video For “You Are The Scars”! [Video Stream]

“This song is like a retrospective on broken relationships and the void that stays when people leave. To me it’s not the saying good-bye which is the greatest burden, it’s the never-ending silence, the rejection and the uncertainty. This song tributes the pain that’s left when beloved people disappear completely as if they’d have never crossed way.” – J.J. (vocals)

The song in question is “You Are The Scars” – the latest offering from Harakiri For The Sky’s highly anticipated 4th studio album ‘Arson’, out February 16th next year via AOP Records. The Austrian post-black duo’s 10+ minute epic metal-gaze masterpiece is powerfully emotive, dealing with the pain and confusion of broken relationships that can either drown us or make us stronger. This is beautifully encapsulated in Harakiri For The Sky’s signature symbiosis of breathtakingly atmospheric post-rock soundscapes and emotive black metal – the unlikely equilibrium that explores both the direst depths and fleetingly blissful extremes of the human psyche. Artistically directed, filmed and edited by Andreas J. Borsodi with calligraphy and creative consulting by Albert Hupeka, this is a one of the most touching and creative lyric videos that I have seen in recent times that is flooding with aural and visual meaning. Watch the video below:

“…Too weak to continue swimming, yet not weak enough to give up and sink. Leastwise I know now, that salty waters might cure everything…”

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A KILLER’S CONFESSION SET TO EMBARK ON A VERY KILLER CHRISTMAS TOUR

A Killer’s Confession, the band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis is gearing up to embark on winter tour branded “A Very Killer Christmas Tour”. Joining A Killer’s Confession on the trek will be Awake At Last and You Are A Toy.

In addition to the upcoming tour, A Killer’s Confession has just released two brand new songs entitles “I Wish” and “Angels On The Outside” via their own label AKC GLOBAL. Both songs were produced and recorded by Sahaj Ticotin. The lyric video for “Angel On The Outside” can be viewed here.

A Killer’s Confession released its debut album “Unbroken”April 28th via EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

“Unbroken” was produced by Reavis and the song “A Killer’s Confession” features Korn guitarist Brian “Head”Welch.

A Killer’s Confession consists of Waylon Reavis (vocals),Jon Dale (drums), JP Cross (bass) and Matt Trumpy(guitar).

Reavis was co-vocalist for Mushroomhead from 2004 to 2015, and appears on the albums Savior Sorrow (2006), Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children (2010), and The Righteous & The Butterfly (2014), as well as other projects including Tenafly Viper, which also featured former Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca.

A Very Killer Christmas Tour Dates:

12-16-17 in Providence, RI at Fete Music Hall
12-17-17 in Brooklyn, NY at The Kingsland
12-20-17 in Fayetteville, NC at The Drunk Horse Pub
12-21-17 in Knoxville, TN at Open Chord
12-22-17 in Akron, OH at The Empire
12-23-17 in Columbus, OH at Alrosa Villa

-Chayotix

 

Robb Rivera of NONPOINT “If You Don’t Leave The Stage Sweating And Bloody, You Haven’t Done Your Job”

Photo Credit: Brenda Daniels

 

This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Joshua Toomey brought Robb Rivera of Nonpoint back on for a third time.  The two talked about Nonpoint‘s plans for the upcoming year and whether or not there’d be any shows or tours coming up.  Robb also shares his reactions to Nonpoint’s The Poison Red album.

Josh also pulled Robb’s opinions on nu metal and we listened to his song picks and stories from the bands (Hed) peStuck MojoDownsetOrange 9mmDeftones, and Snot. Robb informs us he credits Snot with changing Nonpoint‘s on stage performance stating “If you don’t leave the stage sweating and bloody, you haven’t done your job.”

Check out everything Robb has to say and all things Talk Toomey here!

 

MONSTER MAGNET – New Album, ‘MINDFU*KER,’ Coming in March!

Mindfucker, the first studio album from New Jersey speed-scuzz icons Monster Magnet in nearly five years, will hit stores worldwide March 23, 2018 via Napalm Records. The eleventh effort from Magnet mastermind Dave Wyndorf and Company, Mindfucker promises ten up-tempo, savage tunes that draw equally from the wells of early 70’s hard rock psychedelia and tweaked-out, incendiary Detroit-style garage protopunk.

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