INTERVIEW: Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records Talks DIY Record Labels, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, and More


Keefy caught up with Scotty Health of Tankcrimes, a most excellent Metal and Punk record label from Northern California. Scotty detailed his entire origin story, how he got started with D.I.Y. zines, shows, and labels. He has grown Tankcrimes into a monster label with killer acts such as Necrot, Deathgrave, Morbikon, Dystopia, Dead Heat, BAT, Ghoul, and more! More than that, Scotty has been a leader in the Metal and Hardcore scene, also offering incredible merch options, and great customer service too. Tankcrimes is also sponsoring the “The Brainsqueeze Tour” with Municipal Waste, Ghoul, and Necrot too! Continue reading


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Tim Ledin’s Top 20 Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Tim Ledin is a helluva writer, devilishly handsome, brews his own beer, and is the mack-daddy of Twitch streamers. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023! Continue reading


Ghoul Share “Noxious Concoctions” Single from Upcoming EP


 

Cannibal splatterthrashers, Ghoul, have just released “Noxious Concoctions” as a single. The song is the title track from their new EP, due out February 02nd, via the Tankcrimes record label. This is their first new studio output since 2016’s Dungeon Bastards full-length. Right after its release, they head out on the Brainsqueeze tour, supporting Municipal Waste. Check out the track and more below.

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Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat Book the First Ever Brainsqueeze Tour


 

Richmond thrashers, Municipal Waste, along with Nuclear Blast records have put together a North American tour with the Tankcrimes label, under the banner of Brainsqueeze. Spawned from the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze festivals, support comes from Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat. Read more below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Rock and Metal Album Releases 7-28-23


 

Check out our preview of the new metal and rock releases coming out this week for New Music Friday 7-28-23!

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EP REVIEW: Dead Heat – Endless Torment


 

“Drinking beer, smoking marijuana, listening to Judas Priest…” stems from a shoddy news report detailing the Judas Priest lawsuit trial from 1990. But for those in the know, the sample from the said report was the awesome opening touch that Nails went with on the Among the Arches of Intolerance/In Pain single from 2015. If you don’t own the Decibel Magazine flexi, do yourself a favor and give it a listen on your preferred streaming platform. The same beer-swilling, reefer madness slogan would make perfect sense paired with another Oxnard, California standout in Dead Heat.

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday Rock and Metal New Album Releases Preview 7-28-23


 

Check out our preview of the new metal and rock releases coming out this week for New Music Friday 7-28-23!

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The Debut Metal Injection Festival Books Max and Iggor Cavalera, Testament, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Exhumed, and More


The Inaugural Metal Injection Festival will take place in Orange County, CA this September. 16th and 17th, 2023! Metal Injection Festival will take over two iconic venues – The Observatory and House of Blues Anaheim. The stacked and diverse lineup includes Max and Iggor Cavalera, Testament, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Exhumed, and many more. Tickets for day one are on sale now with day 2 going on sale this Friday, June 16th. Watch the trailer here.

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