MEGADETH Announce Deluxe Reissue Of “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good: The Final Kill”

So the speculation has finally been laid to rest and all that Dave Mustaine, your father of thrash metal, ever said about re-issuing their iconic thrash metal debut album is coming true. Yes, you heard it right! MEGADETH will be unveiling the deluxe re-issue of their debut album, “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good: The Final Kill” this June 8th, pre-orders of which are already up and running.

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New SKELETAL REMAINS Track “Parasitic Horrors” Is Frantic And Groovy AF

SKELETAL REMAINS, the boys from California will be unleashing yet another horrendous(in a good way) record this coming week on the 13th of April, via Century Media Records and Dark Descent Records. This will be the group’s third studio album, titled ‘Devouring Mortality‘, it is going to be an out and out assault on your sonic taste buds. With just a week remaining for the official release, SKELETAL REMAINS today has put out yet another nerve wracking single, “Parasitic Horrors” from the upcoming LP, with two tracks, the title track and music video, “Seismic Abyss” already out to the masses. Mixed & mastered by Dan Swanö (OPETH, BLOODBATH) and featuring impressive art by Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, DISMEMBER), SKELETAL REMAINS promises to deliver a mind numbing, ear splitting crushing opus, while maintaining diversity and remaining true old school at heart. The album was tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX, etc.) in their home state, California.

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Catch TRAUMA Feat. Former Members Of TESTAMENT, DANZIG & More On Tour This April

Last year, Bay Area thrash vets TRAUMA announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, TRAUMA are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and mid-western dates have also been added.

TRAUMA was born in California’s Bay Area in 1980, a crucial year for metal music. It was within that fertile musical climate that TRAUMA developed a sound evoking the electric energy in the air around them. Donny Hillier consumed a steady diet of LED ZEPPELIN and BLACK SABBATH and shared a love of JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN with original guitarist Mike Overton. And of course there was TRAUMA’s legendary early bassist, Cliff Burton.

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FACING THE GALLOWS Release Video For “Doom II” From Upcoming Album!

Metal is a global phenomenon and has truly proven what Anthrax in the 1980s said, “Spreading the disease“. Its everywhere! Guess where we got this video release from? South Africa! Yeah metal is not just limited to Europe and America with white dudes chugging down bottles of beer and whiskey. So bringing to you FACING THE GALLOWS‘ all new music video for their single, “Doom II” from their upcoming album, ‘Dead Mindset‘. The album is slated for its release on the 20th February 2018. Doom II was shot by their DOP Mike Bell of Capitol Collective and directed and edited by guitarist Chase Beynon.

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EXTINCTION A.D.’s New Video, “Secret Worlds” Is As Thrash As It Can Get!

Well its Tuesday and every day that starts with the letter ‘T’ is a mandatory thrash metal day. So, jumping on the self created trend we present to you Long Island, NY thrashers EXTINCTION A.D.‘s all new music video, “Secret Worlds“, taken from their upcoming second full length album, ‘Decimation Treaty‘. The video shows the quartet thrashing their guts out in a small studio kind of room belting out pure, unadulterated, nerve wrecking and high speed thrash metal of intense demeanor. This is the first music video we’ve seen off the band’s fast approaching new LP due release this Friday, out via Good Fight Music. Prior to this the band has unveiled two more singles of the very same upcoming album.

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METALLICA’s James Hetfield To Star In Ted Bundy Film,”Extremely Wicked!”

Front man of multiple Grammy winning band, METALLICA‘s James Hetfield has previously surprised us by lending his voice in famous shows like “The Simpsons,” “Metalocalypse” and “American Dad”. But this time around he will be starring in a serial killer film about the notorious Ted Bundy, which is a first for him. The title of the movie is ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile‘, and it boasts of other Hollywood stars in the cast, with the likes of Zac Efron, who has chosen to play the role of Ted Bundy, Lily Collins, who’s the on screen girlfriend of Ted Bundy(Zac Efron), John Malkovich, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory fame, Haley Joel Osment and more. Our own papa Het as he likes to call himself will be seen portraying the role of police officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran, who was the first officer responsible to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car. The film follows the relationship between Ted and his girlfriend, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.

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KREATOR Reissue Four Classic 90’s-Era Albums On Colored Vinyl/Deluxe CD

Kreator reissue four classic nineties-era albums to be released on deluxe CD, colored vinyl, and digital/streaming. The US release dates for ‘Coma of Souls’ and ‘Renewal’ will be Friday, March 2nd, 2018; and ‘Cause for Conflict’ and ‘Outcast’ will be released on Friday, March 9th, 2018. North American tour dates confirmed for mid-February to mid-March, 2018. Continue reading

DUST BOLT To Tour North America With OBITUARY, PALLBEARER & SKELETONWITCH This Spring!

Following an extremely successful North American tour supporting the mighty Obituary, DUST BOLT are now set to return Stateside in May.  The band will again be supporting Obituary, but this time they will also be joined by Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch.  The tour kicks off May 2nd in Atlanta, GA and runs through June 3rd in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

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Catch ACT OF DEFIANCE On Their U.S. Headlining Tour This March!

ACT OF DEFIANCE are roughly three years old and they are already killing it with full length releases and major headlining tours all across the United States. And why not, when a band has the services of talents like Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr). With their debut album having come out in 2015 titled, ‘Birth And The Burial‘, right after Shawn and Chris’ departure from Megadeth in 2014, the band is back again on the road. But this time around they will be out there promoting their all new album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds‘, that released via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. Following month, the quartet will be embarking on a headlining tour for three weeks starting on the 1st of March at Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA. The support band featuring on the bill are Shattered Sun, a metalcore act from Alice, Texas, who will also be touring in support of their latest album, ‘The Evolution of Anger‘. 21st July 2017 saw its release.

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SODOM Announce New Line-Up; Now A Quartet

While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Tom Angelripper has already announced the new line-up of his band SODOMHusky (ASPHYX, DESASTER) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-SODOM, ex-Kreator, FRANK BLACKFIRE, ASSASSIN) and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) have been enlisted on guitars. Sodom have already released seminal albums such as ‘Persecution Mania‘, the live cut ‘Mortal Way Of Live‘ and the highly successful ‘Agent Orange‘ with Frank Blackfire. As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a line-up featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for Sodom. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” the SODOM vocalist/bassist explains his motives. In line with these new possibilities, the thrash act has already started to put together a set list for the upcoming shows with all important classics as well as rare numbers that had never or only rarely been heard at their gigs. Says Tom“I can promise that we will really let it rip in future.” 

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