Showing posts from May, 2013

HAVOK Announces Headlining Tour of North America

Denver thrashers HAVOK announce their first headlining tour of North America. Dates are set to begin July 22 and will see the band gigging through the southern states,  up the eastern seaboard and then making their debut performance at Montreal’s annual Heavy MTL festival on August 11.  The tour is in support of their  new album, Unnatural Selection, set for release June 25.
Candlelight Records launched the CD-only pre-order last week at the label’s official webstore HERE. The band has launched exclusive bundle packages via their official store. All bundle customers will be entered to win a golden ticket contest. One winner will be picked at random and will receive an autographed Charvel guitar, and one of everything in the HAVOK merch store. Go HERE for further details. Currently on tour in Europe alongside Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage, HAVOK’s headlining tour follows their recently announced trilogy of release performances. Tickets are on sale now at venue box offic…

EVILE UK Shows 2013

See EVILE live at the following shows supporting their new album SKULL:

Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
Sep. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University
Sep. 27 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
Sep. 28 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Sep. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Audio

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Shai Hulud Tour Dates

After completing an extremely successful tour of Europe supporting Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, hardcore legends SHAI HULUD have returned to the states and are preparing for their next set of confirmed shows. In July, fans on the East Coast will be treated to a handful of shows featuring Earth Crisis as part of their Firestorm 20th Anniversary Tour. Additional support for the East Coast portion of the tour will be from Thy Will Be Done and White Widows. Additional SHAI HULUD shows have been confirmed for June, and July, including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec. For the complete listing, see below, or visit
SHAI HULUD's Matt Fox reflects on 2013: "2013 has been a banner year for SHAI HULUD, and it's not even Summer yet. Seeing the release of Reach Beyond The Sun, touring Australia as a part of the Soundwave Festival (headlined by Metallica - pretty much the reason we play heavy music) and having …

Orange Goblin European Tour 2013

The first leg of the Orange Goblin European Tour starts end of this month. Tickets for all shows are on sale now! Check out Orange Goblin Facebook  page for more information!



Fri 31st - Minus One, Ghent, BELGIUM


Sat 1st – Freak Valley Festival, Siegen, GERMANY
Sun 2nd – Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, GERMANY
Mon 3rd – Rosenkeller, Jena, GERMANY
Tue 4th – Zoom, Frankfurt, GERMANY
Wed 5th – Universum, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Thu 6th – Backstage, Munich, GERMANY
Fri 7th – Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND
Sat 8th – Bad Bonn, Dudingen, SWITZERLAND
Thu 13th – Le Splendid, Lille, FRANCE
Fri 14th – Le Camji, Niort, FRANCE
Sat 15th – Kristonfest, Bilbao, SPAIN
Sun 16th – Le Saint Des Sains, Toulouse, FRANCE
Mon 17th – L’Amperage, Grenoble, FRANCE
Tue 18th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE
Wed 19th – ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond, HOLLAND
Thu 20th – Patronaat, Haarlem, HOLLAND
Fri 21st – L’Entropot, Arlen, BELGIUM
Sat 22nd – Dokkem Open Air Festival, Do…

Star Trek: Into Darkenss **Spoilers, Sweetie***


Wringer 13 - Sworn To Oath

Sworn to Oath is a totally bitchin' band out of the Midlands in the UK. I was introduced to the band last Spring when I reviewed their EP Leave You For Dead for This Is Not A Scene.  They've made two EP's and both are just smoking. They are currently working on a full length album and gigging their way across England. Definitely check them out!
Official Sworn To Oath on Facebook
Who are you, really, and what do you do?
          Tom Shaw - Bass/Vocals, Dave Leese - Guitar/ Vocals, Al Junior - Drums/Vocals and we do Sworn to Oath

What’s the best thing about being in your band?
Creating music together that we're proud of and excites us.

How has being a touring musician changed you?
It's not really changed any of us. We've been a "road band" since day one. We love being on stage together and being in a different place every night.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration can come from literally anywhere; from  just jamming together and bouncing ideas …

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett perform National Anthem at Giants Game

Fuck yeah!!! That's what I'm talking about! This is why METALLICA are the best band in the land!!!This is why James "Papa Het" Hetfield and Kirk Hammett totally rule! Gives you goose bumps! Hetfield and Hammet play the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants baseball game on May the 4th, 2013.

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Friday Night Dance Party - Slayer Edition

Slayer has been one of my favourite bands as long as I can remember. I picked up Reign In Blood in 1986. Mind Blown. Slayer became my "happy" music. No matter how I felt, the raw aggressive energy put a goofy smile on my face. For most of my high school years, the first thing I heard upon waking was Slayer. My bestest Slayer memory was seeing them in 1991 in Arizona. I ended up with tickets in the seated section ***shudders*** The Clash of the Titans tour. The cool thing about the seats? Looking down onto the floor as a large circle pit erupted during Slayers set. It was like seeing a whirlpool form before your eyes! In the darkness shapes coalesced and in the blur all there was was flow, movement, energy: fascinating! I was transfixed... for about a minute and then I scrambled down to be a part of it. Many Slayer shows followed and many Slayer cassettes then CD's were purchased. Tonite's Friday Night Dance Party is a salute to you, Mr. Jeff Hanneman and the music yo…

JEFF HANNEMAN - R.I.P. (1964 - 2013)

It is with a heavy heart and a saddened mind that I pass along the devastating news that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died. The cause of death is listed as liver failure. If you recall, it was about a year ago Kali Diaries posted Hanneman took the stage at Big 4 in Indio. This was a surprise as he was recovering from a nasty spider bite from 2011 which put him in a medically induced coma. At this time it isn't known if his death is related to his troubles from said spider bite.

The band posted the following on their Facebook page:
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 - 2013)
The Kali Diaries wishes to extend it's deepest s…