Review : CANDLEMASS – ‘House Of Doom’

Coming May 25 via Napalm Records is the new EP: ‘House of Doom‘ from legendary doom metal band ‘CANDLEMASS!’ Clocking in at under 30 minutes, ‘House of Doom‘ is a quick but thoroughly enjoyable listen! We start things off with the title track which for my money has everything that an old school Doom Metal fan could ask for: Insanely catchy riffs, powerful vocals, and Sabbath style rhythm! This is easily the best Doom Metal anthem since “Doom over the World” by the now defunct ‘Reverend Bizarre.’

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Dez Fafara (Devildriver) On Prison Performances “I Always Thought it Was Funny When Metallica Tried To Do That…They Flew In On A Jet”

 

Devildriver formed in 2002 and with 7 albums under their belt are about the change the game of metal up entirely. Which is nothing new for vocalist Dez Fafara who’s other band Coal Chamber was the first band to be classified with the term nu-metal. Devildriver is set to release their upcoming outlaw country covers album which boasts some guest appearances by Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Hank 3, John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash’s son), Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and others. They cover tracks by famous country musicians like Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and others. The album titled ‘Outlaws ’til The End: Vol. 1′ is set to release July 6th via Napalm Records.

 

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Ep. 152 Dez Fafara (Devildriver) Returns – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

 

Dez Fafara (Devildriver, Coal Chamber) returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. Dez calls in to talk about the upcoming Devildriver album ‘Outlaws ’til the End: Vol. 1′ which releases July 6th via Napalm Records. We discuss our mutual love of country music and the origins of this country covers album. Dez goes into detail about working with John Carter Cash and John’s stories about his dad.

Chris Czynszak of the Decibel Geek Podcast calls in to talk about the upcoming Rock N Pod Expo.

Robb Rivera (Nonpoint) hits us with a great Prong tune for his Pick From The Kit!

 

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CANDLEMASS Announce “House of Doom” Video Premiere and Online Game [Official Video Stream]

Swedish doom metal pioneers, Candlemass announce the premiere of the official lyric video for the title track off their upcoming EP ‘House of Doom,’ on Napalm Records. From the first few bars, fans will recognize the familiar, epic doom sound that Candlemass pulls off so well. For those unfamiliar, the track will appeal to fans of bands like PallBearer and Black Sabbath. Continue reading

ALESTORM and GLORYHAMMER Announce North American Tour [Full Tour Dates]

Scottish pirate metal marauders, Alestorm join forces with fantasy power metal warlords, Gloryhammer to pillage and plunder their way through North America this September. Be prepared for a night of epic tales, drunken partying – and a giant inflatable duck – the likes of which you will never forget, when their ships disembark in your town. Full tour dates below. Continue reading

Review: KAMELOT – ‘The Shadow Theory’ [Official Videos]

 

Strictly from their sound, it is almost hard to believe this symphonic power metal outfit comes from Tampa, Florida. Since 1991, founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood has been the mastermind behind the entity that is Kamelot. A change of frontmen in 2011, however, reignited a flame for the band. Swedish singer, Tommy Karevik (Ayreon, Seventh Wonder) took the place of Roy Khan and has since elevated Kamelot to exponential heights. ‘The Shadow Theory’ is the twelfth album in their discography, released on Napalm Records and produced by Sascha Paeth who has been perfecting their sound since 1999’s The Fourth Legacy. Continue reading

Album Review: MONSTER MAGNET – Mindf**ker [Song Stream]

Monster Magnet

Mindf**ker

Napalm Records

Release Date: March 23, 2018

Since their now-infamous 1989 demo recordings Forget About Life, I’m High on Dope and I’m Stoned, What Ya Gonna Do About It? found their way into the bloodstream of the heavy music community, nobody’s been able to pull off the whole “acid-sleaze space-rock” thing quite like New Jersey’s Monster Magnet. From the thick, lysergic swirl of Spine of God, to the revved-up MC5-meets-Hawkwind riffing of Dopes to Infinity, to the stoner-arena crossover hit Powertrip, Magnet mainman Dave Wyndorf has expertly piloted his sleek silver machine through an asteroid belt of lineup changes and health scares, substance abuse and public opinion, emerging as something of a stoner rock elder statesman. On Mindfucker, the band’s first album of original material since 2013’s Last Patrol, Wyndorf and his slam-bang gang of hellraisers throw down the gauntlet with a tough, terse set of trippy rockers that prove they’re still well in consideration for the title of Baddest Cats Around.

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce “Rise Of The Underground” US & Europe Tour 2018

New York’s LIFE OF AGONY has announced dates for a headlining trek called “Rise of the Underground Tour 2018” spanning the USA and Europe. The shows will begin with two sold-out, hometown warm-up gigs April 18th& 19th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and conclude November 2nd as headliners of The Sound of Revolution Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Full list of dates are below.

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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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