ALBUM REVIEW: FesterDecay – Reality Rotten to the Core 


Look, this is a genuine effort to fend off waves of tweets and horseshit comments like “well, everybody in metal borrows from somebody” or “not everybody is reinventing the wheel.” As someone who’s only been listening to extreme music for the last twenty-five years, I think I get it. Metallica? More like we love Diamond Head. Slayer? Oh, you mean Venom if they actually knew how to play their instruments? Sepultura? Slayer if they were even better at their craft?

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November 2nd 2018 New Music Releases


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Agonia Records Is Having A Digital Sale

One of our favorite underground record labels is Agonia Records, releasing killer music from bands like Arsis, Visceral Disgorge, Varathon, Lucifer’s Child, Demonical, Ragnarok, Halcyon Way, King Parrot, Aboyrm, The Moth Gatherer, Code, Glorior Belli, October Tide, Impiety and many more. The label is having a huge sale of all their digital releases and CDs on the label right now at a deep discount. Head over to their Bandcamp page right now to check out the sale, and support these great bands. Continue reading

Decrepit Birth Frontman Breaks Leg In A Stage Diving Accident

Decrepit Birth, currently co-headlining the Bloodletting North America Tour have had a mishap. Vocalist Bill Robinson leaped off the stage at their last show and ended up breaking his femur when no one in the crowd attempted to catch him last night at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona. The band has announced they will miss the next few shows of the tour with also features Arsis, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, and Within Destruction. Continue reading

Internal Bleeding Signs With Unique Leader Records, New Album Coming Soon

Death metal legends Internal Bleeding has signed a new record deal with death metal and progressive label Unique Leader Records. They will bring a new album, Corrupting Influence, on October 19th. The band will share new music and pre-orders bundles soon. IT will be the first album to feature guitarist Chris McCarthy and drummer Kyle Eddy, following the tragic passing of Bill Tolley last year. The band will take part in the upcoming “Bloodletting North America Tour” with ArsisDecrepit Birth, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, and Within Destruction. Continue reading

The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

The Black Dahlia Murder have been the picture of consistency when it comes to modern extreme metal. Ever since planting their flag firmly on Death Metal in an era when so many contemporaries cashed in on the Metalcore and Deathcore frenzies, Dahlia can always be expected to provide strong content. So, after years of successful albums and touring, it’s natural to expect this Michigan outfit to take it easy, but boy is that wrong. New album Nightbringers (Metal Blade) is the type of work you get from angry young men with something to prove.Continue reading

Metal For Hire Adds More Luminaries To Roster

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Metal For Hire has added slew of new names to its already impressive roster. Now with the addition of current and former members of Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Nile, and Ministry; Metal For Hire now boasts an even greater who’s who of greats to help other artists realize their dreams. This follows two impressive rounds of announcements earlier this year. MFH helps musicians hire other well-known, top-tier professional artists.

 Karl Sanders of Nile, by Meg Loyal Photography

Karl Sanders of Nile, by Meg Loyal Photography


New additions to Metal For Hire:

Alex Holzwarth – (Session Drums, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire
Christopher Amott – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Arch Enemy, Armageddon
Danny Finch – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Devilment, The Dead Soul Communion
Jason Netherton – (Session Vocals, Etc…) Misery Index, Dying Fetus
John Jarvis – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Karl Sanders – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Nile, Behemoth, Morbid Angel
Marton Veress – (Live/Touring Drummer, Etc…) Armageddon, Pokolgep
Oliver Holzwarth – (Bass Lessons, Etc…) Rhapsody Of Fire, Blind Guardian, Tarja Turunen
Paul Ryan – (Guitar Lessons, Etc…) Origin
Shawn Priest – (Session Drums, Etc…) Arsis, Winds Of Plague
Sin Quirin – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Ministry, American Headcharge
Steve Conley – (Session Guitars, Etc…) Flotsam And Jetsam


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Sepultura Confirm 30th Anniversary Tour With Destruction, Arsis, etc.

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Brazilian metal icons Sepultura are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their career with an upcoming North American tour with Destruction and Arsis as support, as well as an upcoming Sepultura Under My Skin seven inch EP featuring the brand new track “Under My Skin” plus a live version of “Kairos,” out June 5, 2015 via Nuclear Blast on limited colored vinyl and available here.

May 09: Rock In Rio (Sepultura Only) – Las Vegas, NV

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+ Boris The Blade and Micawber opening:
May 10: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
May 11: Whisky A Go Go –  West Hollywood, CA
May 12: Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
May 13: Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 14: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
May 15: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
May 16: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
May 17: Pub Station – Billings, MT
May 19: Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
May 20: The Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
May 21: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 22: Reggies – Chicago, IL
May 23: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 24: Centerstage Bar – Kokomo, IN
May 26: The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI

+ The Last Ten Seconds of Life and Starkill opening:
May 28: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 29: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 30: Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 31: Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
Jun 01: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Jun 02: The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
Jun 03: Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
Jun 04: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Jun 05: Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jun 06: Publiq House – New Orleans, LA
Jun 07: BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
Jun 08: The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
Jun 10: Empire Garage – Austin, TX
Jun 11: Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
Jun 12: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Jun 13: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Jun 14: Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO

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