From the CD: The Onslaught
LaZarus AD "Absolute Power" video off the debut album "The Onslaught" on Metal Blade Records…
Here's an awesome tour of great upstart bands you should be paying attention to: Warbringer, LaZarus AD, Landmine Marathon and Diamond Plate are heading on the road for a slew of shows. If you want to taste a slab of what modern heavy metal sounds like, this is definitely a tour not to be missed. The tour kicks off in Hollywood and goes all over the country until wrapping up a month later in San Francisco. Here is the tour itinerary: (more…)
Cavalera Conspiracy have announced six shows coming up to support their latest release, Blunt Force Trauma. The band will be bringing Lazarus AD on the road with them for the dates. Here is the routing: (more…)
Two audio roundups in just as many days? Must be a good week. Today, we go a bit more underground with new tunes from Trap Them, Electric Wizard and Lazarus AD. Also, we'll tell you about a pretty sweet little side project from one of the guitarists of Periphery. Let's get this roundup started:
Lazarus AD just posted the first behind the scenes clip from their album recording on this very site. It doesn't stop there. The band has posted the title track off their upcoming release, Black Rivers Flow on Noisecreep. The album hits stores February 1st.
Trap Them are back with new music! BrooklynVegan premiered the track "The Facts" yesterday. It sounds rather awesome. And why wouldn't it? Behind the board was one of my favorite producers around, Kurt Ballou. Darker Handcraft comes out March 15th on Prosthetic.
If you just woke up (it's 1pm man) and took a giant hit of your resinated bong, then you should check out the new Electric Wizard tune which was just posted on Sterogum. If you're a stoner and don't know about this band, you're not a real stoner brah!
Finally, for something a little different: Jake Bowen, guitarist of Periphery has posted a track he was working on for an electronic/dub side project. Definitely some interesting stuff worth checking out if you're into that sort of stuff.
Metal Injection is teaming up with our e-bros Metalsucks to bring you a tour featuring some of the best young bands in metal today, the Baptized in Beer tour (get it, B.C., A.D., Baptism? har har!). The tour starts in July and hits most West Coast and Mid-West stops. Full dates after the jump… (more…)
Last night Starland Ballroom lived up to its all ages policy. That is young lads whose heads barely aligned with my hip bone (and I'm 5'2" so that's short) and older folks (some grey topped and others who listened to Black Sabbath when they were kids to piss off THEIR parents). Everyone, however, was there to headbang. Even the drunk girl with an Ed Hardy shirt, jean miniskirt and stiletto sandals (yeah, real classy) who heckled me for not acting like a drunk douchebag (aka her) until I told her to hold my camera bag to see how heavy it was.
Photos + recap after the jump
Touring can be tough. But, at least Geoff Tate (QUEENSRYCHE) is here to tell you communication is key. For musicians who get hurt on or just before a tour, there are always alternative options for you. One, you can get a crew to haul all your backline for you. Two, you can play from a wheelchair. And finally, three, you can web conference your riffage from home (even Obama is doing it). And if all else fails, at least you can still read my shitty list of links to feel informed for the day.
Mike Hill of Tombs talks Versoma, shows, influences +more
Lazarus AD's Jeff wants the tr00 heads to realize that A7X is badass
Time Magazine listed the top ten music fest moments to ever happen. The most extreme item they included was Rage Against the Machine @ Lollapalooza 1993 (warning, Tom Morella is bear chested)
Brutal Truth will be ruining a city near you this spring
If you're a west coast grindhead, May 9th and 10th might be a good weekend for you. Check out LA's Murderfest which includes grind/death bands people actually enjoy like Rotten Sound and Graf Orlock
If you're a west coast hardcore kid, the begining of August might be a fun 2-stepping weekend for you as Sound and Fury rolls in from July 31 to August 2.
Coming off a mind-crushingly awesome new album and spots on the Metal Masters, Priest Feast and CHILDREN OF BODOM/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tours, TESTAMENT are taking their momentum on another run through the states, this time with Metal Blade signees UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D. Considering the awesomeness of The Formation of Damnation and the fact that four out of five original members (filled out by SLAYER's former drummer) are on board, this is as great a time as ever to catch a headlining set from one of the best and most influential thrash metal bands in existence. Tour dates and the "More than Meets the Eye" video are after the jump. (more…)
AMON AMARTH have announced a second leg of the North American Twilight Of The Thunder God Tour which will run the states in April/May. The band will be taking GOATWHORE, SKELETONWITCH and LAZARUS A.D with them. The dates are: (more…)