ALBUM REVIEW: Kerry King – From Hell I Rise


December 1st 2019.

The first day waking up in a post-Slayer world.

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Bloodstock Announces EMP Stage Line-Up ft. Lost Brethren, Lethal Evil, Crowley, King Kraken, MAB, Flamebearer, Rupcha Farms, Warpstormer, Goblin Smoker, Yersin and More


In a new partnership, Bloodstock is excited to announce the line-up for its 2024 EMP Stage (formerly the Jagermeister Stage)! Friday’s bill will include tech/death squad Lost Brethren, thrash/death trio Lethal Evil, occult rockers Crowley, heavy blues rockers King Kraken, and goth metal outfit Mab. Saturday’s line up features grindcore/hardcore outfit Public Execution, metalcore beasts Parting With Origin, doom-fused heavyists Flamebearer, high octane fusionists Rupcha Farms and alt metal band Lurcher. Coming up on Sunday will be ‘fantasy space metal riff machine’ Warpstormer, celtic punk troupe The Callowgate Murders, fuzz-soaked riffmeisters of the Toad King Goblin Smoker, the 3-man noise machine Yersin and heavy blues rockers Loyds Trip.Continue reading


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


PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


Forbidden’s OmegAfest Coming Soon Featuring Biohazard, Warbringer, Exciter, and More



Bay Area metal legends, Forbidden, recently launched their very own festival, OmegAfest. The annual event will take place for the first time on May 04th, 2024, at The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA. It is set to feature Biohazard, Warbringer, Exciter, Hatriot, Bewitcher, plus others, and will be Forbidden’s only Bay Area appearance of 2024. Find more details in the article below.
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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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Doom Metal Band Bong Coffin Releases a Compilation of Cover Songs ft. Led Zeppelin, Melvins, and Mariah Carey – “Forbidden”


Adelaide Sludge/Doom Metal band Bong Coffin has a had a brief, but prolific and strong run of EPs and their early 2023 full-length debut album, The End Beyond Doubt. To cap off a stellar year and a a gift to fans, the band has compiled their many covers on to one release via Bandcamp. Forbidden includes ten previously released covers, and features Led Zeppelin, Melvins, and yes, Mariah Carey as you have never heard her covered before! If you love Doom Metal it is your sworn duty to burn one and jam this as loud as possible right now! Continue reading


Biohazard, Forbidden, Warbringer, Exciter, Hatriot, Bewitcher, and More Booked for Omega Fest Next Spring


Omega Fest will be a one-day Metal Festival taking place on May the 4th in 2024 at the UC Theater in Berkeley, California! Headlining the show will be Biohazard, reformed Bay Area Thrash legends Forbidden, along with Warbringer, Exciter, Hatriot, Bewitcher, Deathgrave, Frolic, and Hellbender. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 22nd, at 10 AM PST. Continue reading


Northwest Terror Fest with Repulsion, Amenra, Forbidden, Primitive Man, MVTANT, and More, Opening Next Batch of Tickets


 

Seattle, WA festival, Northwest Terror Fest, has announced that their 2nd round of 2024 tickets will be on sale, Thursday, December 21 at 10am PST. The event, taking place in May, will feature appearances by Repulsion, Amenra, Forbidden, Primitive Man, Blackwater Holylight, MVTANT, Eternal Champion, and a host of others. The festival has also shared brand new artwork, created by local artist, Jacqui Alberts. Head into the article below for the full bill, tickets, and more information.

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