Mayhem Festival Returns for 2024 and Books Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red and More

As previously reported, Mayhem Festival will return as a single-destination event in Southern California on October 12, 2024. 23 bands will perform at the festival, which will be held at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, where Mayhem first began. Bad Omens will headline, along with Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red, and many more at the list below. 19 bands will perform at the festival for the first time and tickets are not on sale yet. Continue reading

Escuela Grind Finally Issues a Statement About The The Claims Made by Their Former Tour Manager and Driver

In a story we have been tracking and with news first broken by Lambgoat, Escuela Grind has finally responded to their claims of abuse, gaslighting, and mismanagement from their former Tour Manager and Driver. Following a series of headline grabbing issues, their former tour driver, Destiny Harper, was dismissed, and she leveled allegations of gross misconduct against the band and tour manager. On Wednesday, March 6th, Lambgoat received a letter from the attorney of former tour manager Chris Cotter, addressing the allegations made by Harper. Now the band have responded via a post on Instagram. They are still being dragged by friends and foes the world over on all their posts, but at least they cleared the air. They claim the matter is put to bed after this post. Hopefully, from here on out, they let the music do the talking. Continue reading

Cult Of Fire to Perform with Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague at Brutal Assault

In a unique tribute to Czech classical composer, Bedřich Smetanat, black metal band, Cult Of Fire will join their forces with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Together they will deliver a special set commissioned by Brutal Assault, an experience not seen at the festival before, and rarely elsewhere. Keep reading below for more details.
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Escuela Grind Guitarist Thomas Sifuentes Says His Next Two Shows Are His Last Following “Safety Concerns”

Escuela Grind has been in the news a lot lately for both on and off stage exploits. Current second guitarist Thomas Sifuentes recently shared some posts to social media that the next two shows from the band will be his very last. In his posts he cited “safety concerns” as the main reason that he is leaving. Ultimately he says it is amicable. Escuela Grind continues to tour in support of their recent EP DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL (MNRK Heavy). Read our review here.

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Yeah, you can score one more for the good guys up here representing extreme metal in New England. Massachusetts more specifically. And that’s not against our friends in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Rhode Island as they are also vital components of the scene, but Massachusetts just hits a little differently.Continue reading

Escuela Grind Announce New EP and Book 2024 US Headline Tour

Just a few days after dropping their “Ball and Chain” video, New England extreme metallers, Escuela Grind, have announced the release of their new EP, DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL. It is due out on January 12, 2024 via MNRK Heavy records. It comes in sync with an extensive, 39 city, US headlining tour, kicking off January 10th. Keep reading below for further details.

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Escuela Grind Announces North American Headlining Tour


Escuela Grind announces a spring North American headlining tour in support of its celebrated new LP Memory Theater. The three-week trek will kick off on March 29 in Montreal, Québec, and runs through April 16 in Morgantown, WV, featuring support from Massachusetts’ Bonginator. The run will also include an Escuela Grind performance at the 2023 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, where the group will share the stage with Suicidal Tendencies, Incantation, and more.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Exhumed – Vitriol – Escuela Grind – Castrator Live at The Meadows Brooklyn

With a Sunday night show to cap Thanksgiving weekend, veteran death metallers Exhumed stomped into NYC in support of their latest album “To the Dead.” (Read our review here.)

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: RPM FEST 2022 – Live at Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club

RPM Fest… three days in the woods at Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club in Montague, Massachusetts of Western MA with all of the homies, great food, great drinks, yard games, drag bingo, metal yoga, karaoke, and more metal, punk, and ska music than you can shake a battle vest at. It’s been two years since RPM Fest happened due to the ongoing pandemic. But this year it was able to make its mighty return as the official end-of-summer send-off party that it is known to be, this past Labor Day Weekend.

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Eyehategod Books Spring North American Headline Tour Dates

Eyehategod has booked a run of North American headline dates this spring. Following their current tour supporting Clutch, the band will be hitting the road with support from IV and the Strange Band starting April 11th in Milwaukee and wrapping on April 17th in Tulsa. Then Eyehategod will ramp touring back up with direct support from Bat starting on April 27th in Atlanta and wrapping on May 7th in Portland, with appearances from Come To Grief, Escuela Grind, and Snafu on select dates .Buy tickets from Eyehategod’s website here:

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