Review: MACHINE HEAD – ‘Catharsis’ [Official Video + Track Stream]

 

Throughout their 24 year career, the modern metal colossus that is Machine Head have seen their fair amount of love, hate and skepticism. A band who change with the times, not necessarily with the trends, they have shown especially interesting senses of progression most recently through adding string sections, choral chants and a bigger sense of scope to their crushing brand of metal. Fans have been kept on their toes in other words and the Machine Head brand is not easily painted into a corner. So when the band’s new record, ‘Catharsis’, was unveiled and its mission statement was to be a major statement for rock & metal music in 2018, one can’t help but let curiosity take over and see what the Cali boys have concocted this time. ‘Catharsis’ was recorded with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and will be released via Nuclear Blast on January 26th, 2018.

 

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SABATON & KREATOR Announce North American Co-Headliner Tour!

 

Swedish power metal champions, Sabaton and German thrash metal titans, Kreator team up for an epic North American co-headlining tour for early 2018. The Nuclear Blast label mates will be kicking off the outing on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and finally wrapping up at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Along the way, the two metal juggernauts will hit several other US and Canadian cities during the 24-date schedule. Continue reading

CRADLE OF FILTH Announce North American Tour With JINJER!

Had a bad day? Well it is about to get better because Cradle Of Filth just announced their upcoming 2018 North American tour with support of Jinjer and all the dates are included!

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TAX THE HEAT Unveil New Single “Money In The Bank” Ahead Of Second Studio Album – Preorders Live Today! [Official Video Stream]

“We are extremely excited to unveil the first single from our new album. ‘Money In The Bank’ combines key elements of what we do best: big riffs, big choruses and filthy guitars. We believe that an album should be seen as a snapshot in time of an artist or band, this album has captured us at a particularly exciting moment.” – Alex Veale

 Modern British rockers Tax The Heat have unveiled their first single “Money In The Bank” ahead of their forthcoming second studio album ‘Change Your Position’. The record is scheduled for release on 9th March 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and is available to pre-order today! It will be available on CD, Digitally, Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl and Limited Edition Light Blue Vinyl. Order your copy here and purchase the teaser single “Money In The Bank” here, and catch them live on the final few dates of their UK tour with Black Star Riders!

Inspired by classic 60’s rock n’ roll, Tax The Heats sound harks back to the days of the greats such as The Beatles, The Who and The Kinks whilst remaining equally comparable to modern to contemporary artists such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Jack White and The Black Keys. “Money In The Bank” bridges the gap between old and new and reinvigorates the unrivaled classic sound with a modern alternative twist. As guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says We love the energy of those ’60s bands. Maximum R&B – that’s the basis for TAX THE HEAT. But we’re taking it somewhere else…creating something that has that raw energy but is also original.” From humble beginnings in 2015, Tax The Heat have become one of the most notable of new British rock acts. Singles taken from debut album ‘Fed To The Lions’ (2016) picked up airplay on Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock and BBC Introducing. The band also honed their live craft supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, Virginmarys and Thunder, and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download, Calling and Ramblin’ Man Fair Continue reading

Ice Age’s “Breaking the Ice”: Debut, 30 Years in the Making

Ice Age is:

Sabrina Kihlstrand – Lead vocals

Linnea Landstedt – Guitars

Viktoria Larsson – Bass

Andre Holmqvist – Drums

Remember that Big 4 show (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) back in the day in Sweden where the show was dedicated to a band called Ice Age? I do and vaguely recall looking the band up, only to find a few songs floating around with a few demo bootlegs available. I dug them, but didn’t expend too much more effort once I heard the limited amount of what was available here in the US. Since then, the name has come up in passing a few times in the “whatever happened to…” context and I always wondered myself. Surprise! They’re back, and with a damned vengeance…

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THE ADICTS Release Music Video For “Picture The Scene” – Catch Them Live TOMORROW Oct 28th At House Of Blues Of Anaheim!

Tomorrow night (Fri 27th October), don’t miss your chance to experience the unforgettable, high energy, mosh-pit inducing, up-tempo music from Kings of Punk The Adicts. Fashioned in unparalleled Clockwork Orange Droog attire, the band is returning to the House of Blues of Anaheim for a very special Clockwork Orange County Halloween show. Joining the band are none other than Los Angeles based punkers, The Generators and L.A. sleaze-rockers, Dr. Boogie! Purchase your tickets for the show here and join them in raising hell on earth! (Scroll down for further tour dates).

To get you in the mood we’ve got the positively infectious new music video for “Picture The Scene” off their brand new full length album ‘And It was So!’ for your viewing pleasure. The artistically surreal Dali-esque motion voyage was skillfully directed by Bobby Hacker and produced by Luke “Ramone” Davison, and is an energetic visual feast infused with The Adicts classic Punk/Rock vibes. “Picture The Scene” is the first single to be released from their forthcoming album and is strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide via 7” vinyl. Don’t delay! Order your own exclusive copy of “Picture The Scene” here!

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ORIGIN Announce Bloodletting North America Headlining Tour!

Technical death metal giants Origin just announced their Bloodletting North American headlining tour, presented by MetalSucks, IndieMerch and Blakhart Guitars, with Canadian death metal band Archspire, german death metal act Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge and last but certainly not least The Kennedy Veil!

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Guitarist Rolf Part Ways With THE CHARM THE FURY

Photo Credits: Albert Jolen

Guitarist Rolf from the Dutch metalcore band The Charm The Fury announced on the 22th of August that he is going to leave the band. But there is hope because he will be the back up guitarist for the band and he will also remain a musician and continue to spread his skills.

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Review: THY ART IS MURDER – ‘Dear Desolation’ [Official Videos]

When you are talking deathcore you are talking about Thy Art Is Murder, they have been called the deathcore kings by many and with the latest release of ‘Dear Desolation’ they proved that they are worthy their throne in the deathcore scene.

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Release New Video For “Breathe Grease”

Richmond Virginia’s Municipal Waste, released their highly anticipated sixth album, ‘Slime And Punishment’, one month ago. Not only did the album debut on multiple Billboard charts, it also saw the highest first week sales for the band. In celebration, the band delivers a new music video in the form of the most epic rager. Continue reading