CONCERT REVIEW: ZOMBI – Overcalc Live at TV Eye

04.10.24, TV Eye, Queens, NY

What an amazing show, so much so I was talking about it days later covering a fest. It was a simple one on a Wednesday night at TV Eye in Ridgewood Queens, with only two bands but Zombi played for a solid chunk of time that still left me wanting more. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Engulfed – Unearthly Litanies of Despair

Death metal has always been a very hit-or-miss subgenre for me but most of it I do appreciate it. In good news, I have been listening to the new Engulfed album, Unearthly Litanies of Despair (Me Saco Un Ojo/Dark Descent Records), and it is certainly a hit and not a miss. Just shy of forty minutes, the four-piece from Turkey slams and shreds their way through your cranium. Just the right mixture of grimy OSDM and technical fretwork gives this album some replayability.Continue reading

Megadeth Books The Destroy All Enemies Tour with Mudvayne and all That Remains

Megadeth is bringing its iconic live show to North America with a 33-city, nationwide tour, Destroy All Enemies, produced by Live Nation, this fall including stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, St. Louis and many more. Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday at 10am local time with an exclusive presale for the Cyber Army/Megadeth Digital beginning today, Tuesday, April 23 at 12pm local time at the link below. Bringing along Mudvayne and All That Remains, the tour begins in Rogers, Arkansas on August 2 and runs throughout the month before wrapping in Nashville, Tennessee on September 28. Performing classic hits from Rust In Peace, Countdown to Extinction and more, the tour also brings Dave Mustaine and bandmates back to North America to perform their latest studio album The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! (Read our review here). Featuring some of Mustaine’s strongest-ever songwriting, the tour offers an equally ambitious live performance that delivers on all fronts.Continue reading

Sunbomb (LA Guns, Stryper) Drop Thier New Single and Video “Unbreakable”

Featuring Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet, Sunbomb have just shared their new single and lyric video, “Unbreakable.” It comes from their freshly announced sophomore album, Light Up the Sky, due out June 24th via Frontiers Records Srl. Read more from the band and catch the new track below.
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CNTS Book US Tour Dates – New Album “Thoughts And Prayers” Out Now

After recently releasing their second full-length, Thoughts and Prayers, via Ipecac Recordings, CNTS have announced an extensive US tour. The Los Angeles-band – featuring members of Dead Cross, Retox and Qui – kick off a seven-week US outing beginning on May 09th in Chico, California. Keep reading below for the full live listings.
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Bloodstock Announces First Bands For The Hopical Storm New Blood Stage, Metal 2 The Masses Finals Tour Kicks Off

The Metal 2 The Masses tour returns in 2024! Bloodstock’ initiative to give emerging bands a step up and also support grassroots venues, kicks off on 10th May, with 30 regions and 6 countries participating. The fun begins in Belfast and rolls down through Dublin and back to England, Scotland, and Wales, taking in Norway and Poland along the way. The tour wraps up in Coventry on 15th July, with all the regional winners from the finals being revealed in due course. Check out the local events below and get along to your nearest event to support the headliners of tomorrow!Continue reading

Torture Squad Drop a New Version of “Warrior” Featuring Leather Leone (Rude Girl, Chastain)

Renowned Brazilian death-thrash band, Torture Squad, have just released a new version of their track “Warrior,” featuring a guest appearance from 80s metal vocalist, Leather Leone. The single – a tribute to Jiu Jitsu legend, Rickson Gracie – is included in its original version on the bands latest album, Devilish, which came out via Time To Kill Records in September 2023. Check out the video for “Warrior” in the article below.
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Zeal And Ardor Share a New Single and Visualizer “To My Ilk” – New Album “Greif” Coming Soon

Inventive and iconoclastic, Zeal And Ardor isn’t just a band; it’s a living and breathing entity. Like any other sentient being, it consumes, evolves, and transforms from one season to the next. Its shape may change though its spirit remains the same. Founded and fronted by Manuel Gagneux, it has only sharpened its claws, lengthened its teeth, and steeled its nerves over the years, growing more undeniable and unpredictable in the process. After gathering tens of millions of streams and earning widespread critical acclaim, this beast proves as dynamic and dangerous as ever on its fourth full-length, self-produced album, Greif, set for release on August 23rd, 2024. The title, Greif, is inspired by an annual tradition in Manuel’s hometown of Basel, Switzerland. A mythical hybrid creature parades through the streets for the children in symbolism of Basel’s working people balking at the oppressive elite on its other side. Given the animal’s amalgam of energies and physicality, the name proved apropos. Watch a visualiser for the track here. Listen here.Continue reading

Baroness Book New US Tour Dates

Progressive stoner metal band, Baroness, have just added a new run of US tour dates, kicking off May 31st in Portland, ME, to be followed by a European leg. Both come in support of their latest album, Stone, with the EU/UK shows being their first of the album cycle in the region. Tickets for the newly announced US dates are on-sale April 26th, at 10 a.m. local time, and European tickets are on sale now. Head into the article below for full live listings.
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