THE CHARM THE FURY Release Full Set From Pinkpop 2017!

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Almost every human on this planet has heard about metalcore band The Charm The Fury but for those that haven’t I will introduce you to them real quick. They are a metalcore act from Holland that consists of famous vocalist Caroline Westendorp, bassist Lucas Arnoldussen, drummer Mathijs Tieken, guitarists Rolf Perdok and Martijn Slegtenhorst. They have released 1 EP ‘The Social Meltdown’ and 2 albums named ‘A Shade Of My Former Self’ and latest release ‘The Sick, Dumb And Happy’. I have written about ‘The Sick, Dumb And Happy’, click HERE to read all about it! If you want to get to know the band a little more you should definitely read it! 

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The Bucketlist With LILLAKE Guitarist Steven Funderburk [Video]

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Lillake is a musical project created by Founder and Owner, Nico Santora. The debut album entitled ‘Become’ was written and recorded between March – November of 2015, and released on July 19th 2016. Lillake has a unique sound that is sometimes put into the doom genre, but they also have these amazing rhythmic beats and melodies that may be influenced outside that genre. The and recently went on tour with Goatwhore and Crowbar and is about to embark on yet another huge tour with Megadeth. The band’s current lineup features veteran musicians Nico Santora (Suicidal Tendencies, The Faceless) , Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies, T.R.A.M., Bobby Brown) , Alex Vazquez (Abiotic), Steven Funderburk (Wretched, Through The Eyes of the Dead). To say this is a super group is an understatement. Everyone in this band brings something powerful to the band. The band is currently working on their sophomore album prior to kicking off this upcoming tour cycle.  Continue reading

Guitar God MARTY FRIEDMAN To Headline North American Tour With SCALE THE SUMMIT And THE FINE CONSTANT

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It was just last week that MARTY FRIEDMAN unveiled the details of his 13th studio solo album, ‘Wall Of Sound‘, which will be released on August 4, 2017  via Prosthetic Records. Now he is back with another killer announcement, he is all set to make a comeback for a headlining tour in support of his new album in The United States this coming August. He will be supported on tour by  Houston’s top progressive outfit, SCALE THE SUMMIT, along with Madison, WI-based technical progressive three-piece, THE FINE CONSTANT. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on August 2, just two days before ‘Wall Of Sound‘ is released, and has 22 shows lined up for fans to enjoy! Continue reading

The New DYING FETUS Music Video “Die With Integrity” Will Wrench Your Guts Out [NSFW]

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Holy fuck! DYING FETUS has time and again upped their ante with every thing they do. In this new music video, ‘Die With Integrity’, they have just shown how brutal and unforgiving they can be. The music video is directed by Mitch Massie who has previously also worked with CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s equally gory and sadistic music video, ‘Forced Gender Reassignment‘, along with WHITECHAPEL and JOHN FRUM. If you have an acute aversion towards gore you better not go through this. This music video is extremely brutal, gory and vile!

Previously we reviewed the new upcoming DYING FETUS album ‘Wrong One To Fuck With‘ that will be out on June 23 via Relapse Records. You can go and check that out here. Continue reading

ALICE COOPER Are Back With Their Original Line-Up For 2017 UK Tour!

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ALICE COOPER, the king of Shock Rock has been doing rounds with the news of his upcoming new album and last month’s one off reunion show. We have some one more massive and exciting news coming your way this time. Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original ALICE COOPER band, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith will join him in the UK for a five date autumn tour. 

Last month saw Alice’s performance in Nashville joined by the three original members for a five song mini set, also accompanied by current band members – drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy HenriksenALICE COOPER also announced that his new album, ‘Paranormal‘, will be out on July 28th on earMUSIC, featuring the original members on two songs. Continue reading

Interview With BYZANTINE Vocalist/Guitarist Chris “OJ” Ojeda!

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On July 28th, Byzantine will release their new album, ‘The Cicada Tree’, via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. 16 years underground, it’s finally time for the world to hear Byzantine! For a first preview of The Cicada Tree, a new video for the single “New Ways to Bear Witness” (featuring a cameo by Skeletonwitch’s Dustin Boltjes, as well as ex-Byzantine drummer Matt Wolfe) has been launched online. Directed/edited by Holly Siders, the filming of “New Ways to Bear Witness”. The band has an upcoming headlining tour as well as a nationwide take over with Sacred Reich starting in September.  Continue reading

REVIEW: CELLAR DARLING – “This Is The Sound” [Official Videos]

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New born trio CELLAR DARLING is a new found force in the folk rock/metal category already creating major ripples on the scene with their debut masterpiece, ‘This Is The Sound‘. After pulling the plug on their previous band ELUVEITIE almost a year ago, the Swiss trio of Ivo Henzi, Anna Murphy and Merlin Sutter quickly huddled together to form CELLAR DARLING, with a goal of driving themselves in a new direction as they wanted to try out something new and different from what they were already doing. Fast forward a year, and here we are with their debut release titled, ‘This Is The Sound‘, arguably one of the best albums already this year.

Slated for a June 30th, 2017 out via Nuclear Blast Records, let me tell oh boy what a beautiful and enchanting album this has been. I am already in love with the record and this awesome band! Continue reading

Chicago Open Air Spotlight: CROBOT

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*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Chicago Open Air gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*

Today’s artist is Crobot.

On Friday, July 14th, groove rock titans Crobot will be storming onto the Chicago Open Air stage for the first time. The band has played several other Danny Wimmer Presents events including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Louder than Life. I had the chance to see them both times they played the Louder than Life festival and they are something special to watch. The vibe and energy that these guys create at a live show is astounding. The first time I saw them, I was only slightly familiar with the current record at the time (‘Something Supernatural’) when they absolutely blew the doors off of the place. Hitting the stage at around 12:00, Crobot played like they were closing the show. Lead singer Brandon Yeagley is constantly moving on the stage with a 70s-esque persona of a frontman. Bishop is roaring through a pile of incredible riffs while the Figueroa brothers are holding it down on the rhythm section. I’ve always loved discovering new, upcoming talent at these festivals and Crobot was one of the first examples of that for me. Continue reading

MOTOGRATER Unveil Album Art, Tracklist & Release Date For ‘Desolation’!

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The last Motograter studio album was released in 2003. That makes it 14 years that fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow up. There is now a release date for Motograter’s highly-anticipated sophomore album ‘Desolation’, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions. Mark it on your calendars, August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’. Continue reading

EXODUS And OBITUARY To Co-Headline “Battle Of The Bays Tour” With POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT

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This is going to be one hell of a punishing sick tour. Powered by Nuclear Blast RecordsRelapse Records, Southern Lord and Napalm Records, Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, death metal legends OBITUARY, POWER TRIP and fellow thrashers DUST BOLT will embark on a month long American voyage across several cities this coming fall. You should definitely not miss this, not at all, consider missing this to be some sort of defamation of the church of heavy metal.

The dates for this tour straight from the depths of hell are out already, with the tickets to go on sale from Friday, June 16th at 10AM (local). Continue reading