Showing posts from January, 2012

Jason Becker Movie! World Premiere

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING! Saturday, March 3rd - San Jose, California
The world premiere of the documentary film 'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet', will be taking place at the Cinequest Film Festival on Saturday, March 3rd at 6:30pm. The screening will be held in San Jose, California at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. Jason will be there along with his family and friends.  Tickets will be available from the Cinequest website from Wednesday, February 1st.  Tickets are very limited and we expect the screening to sell out fast so book ahead to avoid disappointment. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the premiere of Jason's film with him and his family. 
'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet'
Saturday, March 3rd 2012
6:30pm San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA

EVILE - Five Serpent's Tour 2012

British thrashers EVILE recently kicked off a headlining European tour in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH.

The band are two weeks into their tour of mainland Europe with support from PORTRAIT and DR. LIVING DEAD, and have nine shows remaining before they return to the UK for a special show as part of HMV's Next Big Thing.

EVILE drummer BEN CARTER updates from the road:

"We're at the halfway stage of the Five Serpent's Tour 2012, and want to say a huge thanks to all the fans that have shown their support by coming to the shows so far!  Turnout has been great, the crew and staff at all the venues have been great, and we're having a blast on the road!  Dr. Living Dead and Portrait are tearing it up every night, and if you haven't seen the show yet, check the remaining dates and we'll see you soon for some metal madness!  Long Live New Flesh!!!"

See EVILE on tour at the following shows:


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Goatwhore Tour Dates

Hey.... psssst... Are you busy in February and March? Well, you are now!

02/03/2012GoatwhoreNew Orleans, LouisianaThe HangarView
Details02/06/2012GoatwhoreLouisville, KentuckyVernon ClubView Details02/07/2012GoatwhoreCleveland, OhioNow That's ClassView Details02/08/2012GoatwhoreBuffalo, New YorkClub InfinityView Details02/09/2012GoatwhoreAlbany, New YorkBogiesView Details02/10/2012GoatwhoreRevere, MassachusettsClub LidoView Details02/11/2012GoatwhoreMontreal, Quebec, CanadaKatacombesView Details02/12/2012GoatwhoreToronto, Ontario, CanadaWreck RoomView Details02/13/2012GoatwhoreChicago, IllinoisReggie’s Rock ClubView Details02/14/2012GoatwhoreColumbus, OhioAl Rosa VillaView Details02/15/2012GoatwhoreBaltimore, MarylandSonarView Details02/16/2012GoatwhoreBrooklyn, New YorkClub EuropaView Details02/17/2012GoatwhoreRoanake, VirginiaCoffin HouseView Details02/18/2012GoatwhoreNew Orleans, LouisianaSouthport Music HallView Details02/19/2012GoatwhoreHouston, TexasWarehouse LiveView Details0…

Savage Messiah at Hammerfest? Good reason to go to Wales!

SAVAGE MESSIAH have been confirmed for this year's edition of Hammerfest. Start planning your travel to Prestatyn, Wales for March 15 - 18.  It's not their first time at this here rodeo, but they are the latest to be confirmed for Hammerfest IV along with Collapse (which is really why you should go), Anthrax (always good live), Skindred, Amon Amarth, Cerebral Bore, and more. 


"It's fantastic for the band to have been asked back to Hammerfest for the second time - we had a great time last time, but now with a new album to promote, it's going to be even better!!  We're on late, but that's not going to matter - we'll be getting the final circle pits of the festival going and we're looking forward to kickin' ass!!!"

See SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour at the following shows:

Feb. 11 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz (w/ EVILE - SQUEEEEEE the best reason to be in Manchester in February - and CEREBRAL BO…

Primal Rock Rebellion - No Place Like Home video

***drool****thud****drool**** OMFG I am massively in love with Adrian Smith. This is the second release from his upcoming project Primal Rock Rebellion. It's brilliant! But I'm biased! LOL Spinefarm will release the single on the 6th of February. The full album Awoken Broken comes out February 27th. I suppose I have to be patient until then! LOL

Preorder the album from: PlayHMV, or Amazon UK

Showing Some BIOHAZARD love!

17 January 2012
Gramercy Theatre, NYC

Geek alert! Geek alert! Geek alert! My first Biohazard show was in Germany. Actually, my first few Biohazard shows were in Germany. So more than a decade ago when I was able to see Biohazard at L'Amours in Brooklyn, I jumped at the chance - even though I had no idea how to get there Welcome to the subway system This show was much easier. The Gramercy Theatre is on the Lower East Side. Take the 6. It's right there! Biohazard hit the stage to a packed and enthusiastic crowd. "New York, are you fucking ready?" queries Billy Graziadei. Hey planet Earth, are YOU ready? Biohazard kills live. Brutal from start to finish. The drum opener for Chamber Spins Free is solid eargasm. Billy had some technical problems with his guitar so Scott Roberts (bass player) took over on vocal for the first half of the song. Guitar fixed, Billy returned without missing a beat! "The beauty of fucking hardcore."

The energy coming off the…

20 Questions with Burkhard Schmitt from Hate Squad

Great things come out of Germany. The VW Bug. Chocolate. Fritz Lang. Rock am Ring / Rock am Park. Bratwurst. Hate Squad. Indeed, Hate Squad released their newest album Katharsis via Massacre Records on January 17. Based out of Hannover, Katharsis is their sixth LP to date and it's a frakking killer! I recently chatted with lead singer Burkhard Schmitt and this is what he has to say.

KD: What was the process for writing and recording the new album?
Creating a new HATE SQUAD song means, there is always the music first and then I add the lyrics and the vocals to the music. Mainly the music for all the tracks on Katharsis are composed by Mark Künnemann (Guitar) and Helge Dolgener (Drums)...and the lyrics were mainly written by myself. The album has been recorded again at the Rape of harmonies Studios (Heaven shall burn, Maroon, Fall of Serenity etc.) and recordings and mixing all in all took 4 weeks.
KD: What was the inspiration behind the lyrics for the new album?
I don’t like really to…

Total Deathcore Volume 1

Total Deathcore is an awesome community over on Facebook that promotes the best in new to you deathcore, hardcore, and underground bands. With over 25,000 "fans" or "friends" (however Facebook measures this metric) it's pretty obvious they have a reach. Recently, they've put together an impressive disk of some of the fiercest metal you've probably never heard of, until now!!! Total Deathcore Volume 1 is available via bandcamp. The Download is free or name your own price: don't be a mensh - it's worth dropping a tenner for sheer ear bleeding amount of music contained on it.
Total Deathcore Volume 1 by We Are Triumphant
The disk contains tracks by The Oppressor, In Dying Arms, Barrier, Eyeresist, Messenger of the Covenant, The Day is Ours, Ultimatum, Embracing Abomination, and many many more.

EXHUMED To Play Relapse Records Scion Showcase

If you are in Hollyweird, CA on February 11th why don't you give The Roxy a try. Relapse Records along with Scion Audio/Visual  are doing  a special free label showcase. That's right FREE!!!!!  This one night only show will take place on February 11th and feature live performances from EXHUMED as well as Black Tusk, Revocation, Tombs and Royal Thunder!Tickets are extremely limited and are only available via RSVP at this

Scion will record the show and hopefully release as a free full-length album with three - four tracks from each band. Yep, something else for FREE.  Get more information here: Scion Event with Exhumed,Black Tusk,Revocation,Tombs,RoyalThunder

Exhumed have a hefty tour schedule in 2012 which includes a first-time tour of Brazil with Aborted, the Grind Over Europe Tour 2012 with label-mates Rotten Sound and Magrudergrind and a short run of dates this through the UK with Anaal Nathrakh! See details below.

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Abigail Williams Headlining tour!

In light of the cancelation of Dark Funeral's North American tour earlier this week, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS -- who were confirmed as direct support for the entire trek -- have extended their current headlining tour. On top of the run of eight headlining dates the band already announced, kicking off tonight in Las Vegas, thirteen newly-booked shows across the East Coast and all the way through the Midwest were just confirmed this week.
Additional tour dates are likely to be confirmed so stay tuned for further developments. For now check out the band's full tour itinerary as it stands, including the monstrous twenty-seven city March Of Death this March when death metal legends Deicide will tour the entire continent with support from ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, Jungle Rot and Lecherous Nocturne.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS headlining tour: 1/20/2012 Aruba - Las Vegas, NV
1/21/2012 Skrappy’s - Tucson, AZ
1/23/2012 Wreckers - Lubbock, TX
1/24/2012 Tomcats - Ft. Worth, TX
1/25/2012 The Muse - Nashville, TN