More than a few metalheads were bummed when Pestilence couldn't make it to the Maryland Deathfest last year. Looks like the band is planning to make that up that date this year, and even head out on a full U.S. run, their first in 16 years. It all starts at this year's MDF on May 30th after which the band will be joined by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and . Here are the announced dates: (more…)
NEUROSIS, MASTODON, BORIS, NACHTMYSTIUM, HIGH ON FIRE, CRYPTOPSY, & More on one show – ABSOLUTELY FREE!!
So apparently, instead of taking the traditional route and advertising on TV, billboards, etc, Scion has decided to host music festivals instead as a means of promoting their brand. Strange? I thought so too, until I saw the lineup for their "Rock Fest." Holy mother of fuck, I don't care WHAT they're selling – any company that brings together the likes of NEUROSIS, HARVEY MILK, NACHTMYSTIUM, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, KRALLICE, ZOROASTER, and SALOME (for FREE) is a-okay by me.
According to their official site, the Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. Tickets are, apparently, free; no word yet on how one will be able to go about getting one's grubby paws on one of these golden tickets (though our brodudes over at MetalSucks.net will be giving some away to a few lucky readers).
THE LINEUP (read 'em and weep!):
HIGH ON FIRE
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
A STORM OF LIGHT
With, apparently, more to come, if their website is to be believed. I don't know about you, but as soon as I saw this confirmed, I hopped online and booked a flight for Hotlanta. Honestly? If you have any of your wits, limbs, or available personal days left, you're a sucker if you don't do the same.
German thrash legends KREATOR will embark on a North American headlining tour in April/May in 2009 with fellow old-schoolers EXODUS, Austrian black/death metal horde BELPHEGOR, and promising young thrashers WARBRINGER and EPICUREAN. Kreator have finished recording their new album, Hordes of Chaos, which is being mixed by Collin Richardson.
According to the band's mainman Mille Petrozza, "KREATOR is very excited to come to the USA and Canada again to play for all our fans overseas! This will be a killer tour and we're expecting total chaos at the shows. We're honored to have such a great bands as EXODUS on the bill, they have been — and still are — a huge inspiration for us. It'll also be cool to see BELPHEGOR and WARBRINGER every night. It's been way too long since we've been among the North American metal hordes!"
Tour dates below:
Apr.07 – Sonar – Baltimore MD
Apr.08 – Nokia Theatre – New York NY
Apr.09 – Trocadero – Philadelphia PA
Apr.10 – Palladium – Worcester MA
Apr.11 – Medley – Montreal QUE
Apr.13 – Imperial – Quebec QUE
Apr.14 – Opera House – Toronto ONT
Apr. 15 – Peabody's – Cleveland OH
Apr.16 – Rave – Millwaukee WI
Apr.17 – House Of Blues – Chicago IL
Apr.18 – The Rock – Maplewood MN
Apr.19 – Garrick Centre – Winnipeg MB
Apr.20 – The Distrikt – Regina SK
Apr.21 – Warehouse – Calgary AL
Apr.22 – Starlite Room – Edmonton AL
Apr.24 – Plaza Club – Vancouver BC
Apr.25 – Sugar – Victoria BC
Apr.26 – El Corazon – Seattle WA
Apr.27 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland OR
Apr.28 – Slims – San Francisco CA
Apr.30 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas NV
May 01 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 02 – House Of Blues – West Hollywood CA
May 04 – Gator's – Farmington, NM
May 05 – Bluebird Theater – Denver CO
May 06 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City OK
May 07 – Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth TX
May 08 – Scout Bar – San Antonio TX
May 09 – Scout Bar – Houston TX
May 11 – The Garage – St.Petersburg FL
May 12 – Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
May 13 – Masquerade – Atlanta GA
May 14 – Headliner – Louisville KY
May 15 – Orange Peel – Ashville NC
May 16 – Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
May 17 – Jaxx – West Springfield VA
Weekly Video Roundup: MASTODON interview, ALL SHALL PERISH Russian diary, CARCASS live bootlegs, WACKEN OPEN AIR video, new videos and more
Another week, another round of awesome videos. Here are a bunch of videos we uploaded this week (most of which were uploaded today)…
Earlier in the week, we posted an interview with Brann, the drummer of muthafuckin' MASTODON. It was seriously one of the coolest interviews ever. Brann is a fucking awesome dude, and its a great watch. He talks about recording the new record, touring world, guest appearances on the new record and much more. Click here to watch it.
ALL SHALL PERISH recently completed a tour of Siberia and Russia. They uploaded this hilarious video of the whole experience. Definitely worth checking out.
Fuck yes! Somebody captured some sick CARCASS live footage from their show in San Fransisco. Check it out here.
Check out another video diary from THE RED CHORD from this summer, focusing on Brad asking Gunface and Greg Weeks to get him food. Check it out.
Sick Drummer Magazine posted drum-cams of every band Summer Slaughter. All you drum-nerds, check that out over here.
Seeing as though WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill pretty much shits obscure thrash bands, we thought it would be beneficial to our loyal junkies if he were to school them in the fine art of obscure thrash. So, every once in a while, John will write up a piece about a band you absolutely need to check the fuck out in a little piece we call ThrashBringer. We start things off slow with the not so obscure KREATOR:
Probably the first thrash band that really made me click with the genre was Kreator. At the point that I first heard Pleasure to Kill and Coma of Souls, which I got at the same time, my exposure to thrash had been pretty limited; I was mostly into the more traditional metal stuff. I hadn't really gone far past Priest and Maiden. I was into some speed/power metal too, like Blind Guardian and early Helloween, but this was a different and more vicious beast altogether. The first couple times I heard Pleasure to Kill I thought it was a total mess, it was rawer, sloppier, and all around nastier than anything I'd heard up to that point. But then it clicked. THIS ALBUM IS HERE TO BRING YOU ZE DEATH! The songwriting is there too, and the thickly German accented vox (for both Mille and Ventor) is evil as evil gets (AWAIT! ZE AXE IN YOUR BACK!) .
I consider the first 5 Kreator albums to be total classics, each one notable in its own way, getting more progressive and technical on each release but never losing the intensity and heaviness. Extreme Agression and Coma of Souls both have a tech-thrash edge to them, but they still rip your face off. I'd put the classic Kreator output over the classic period of any of the big 4, or possibly anyone else in thrash. Still one of my all time favorite bands, and a huge influence on our music. We are gonna be touring with them in the states, It'll be amazing for me as a fan to be opening up for one of my favorite bands every night.
WARBRINGER is on tour now with FINTROLL. Click here for details. Stay tuned for more ThrashBringer in the coming weeks.
A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to hang with California thrash metal outfit WARBRINGER. The band speaks very candidly about its beginnings, getting signed to Century Media, and its dream thrash tour lineup. When asked how they feel about this whole "thrash revival," guitarist John Laux stated "That's what they're calling it. We have a different attitude about it though. We didn't start the band going 'Let's revive the corpse of '80s thrash metal.' We were like 'let's play metal that is really metal.'" It's a cool interview, peep it above…
Also, the band has just announced a slew of tour dates with FINTROLL. That sounds like an awesome bill. Thrash and folk metal? How can you go wrong? Dates below..
8/22 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/23 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/24 New York, NY @ BB Kings
8/25 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
8/26 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/27 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial d'Quebec
8/28 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
8/29 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/30 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
8/31 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
9/1 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
9/2 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/3 Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
9/4 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
9/6 Victoria, BC @ Sugar
9/7 Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
9/8 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
9/11 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
9/12 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle