Kerry King (Slayer) to Play and Exclusive London Headline Show This June

With his solo debut album, From Hell I Rise, set for a May 17 release (Reigning Phoenix Music), Kerry King has announced his first UK headline show for London’s Electric Ballroom for Tuesday 18th June. Tickets are on sale at 10am today (17th April) at the Live Nation ticket store. The show will come in the wake of his first ever UK solo band appearance at Download Festival at Donington Park on Sunday 16th June. This comes on the heels of the new single and video for “Residue,” co-directed by Jim Louvau and his partner Tony Aguilera, who have made videos for Jerry Cantrell, Sebastian Bach, Exodus, and Killer Be Killed. The video was shot at their downtown Phoenix studio in early April, and features King’s new band – Mark Osegueda/vocals, Phil Demmel/guitar, Kyle Sanders/bass, and drummer Paul Bostaph. You can check out the video here: KFK “Residue” video link.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical 167: Slayer – “Hell Awaits” Reviewed and Growing Into The Beast

Time for episode 3 of our Slayer series finds Nik and Keefy of Ghost Cult discussing “Hell Awaits!Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 355 – Tom Osman Interviews A.A. Nemtheanga of Primordial


Ghost Cult scribe Tom Osman caught up with long-running Irish-based Pagan Black Metal group Primoridial! They new album “How It Ends” just released via Metal Blade Records and Tom and A.A. uncovered a lot of the back story of the album, the legacy of the band, and more! Continue reading

Nirvana Shares a New Visualizer for “Dumb” – 30th Anniversary Edition of “In Utero” Coming Soon


Today marks the release of the quasi-psychedelic visualizer for the newly remastered track “Dumb” from the upcoming 30th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s In Utero. Directed and created by RuffMercy from hand-painted Super-8mm film. Also available is the digital single “Pennyroyal Tea” (Live in Los Angeles)” + “Scentless Apprentice” (Live in Seattle)” — Released September 29, these live renditions of In Utero classics are the first of 53 previously unreleased tracks included in the three Super Deluxe editions of the In Utero 30th anniversary multi-format reissues arriving on October 27, 2023. Configurations include a limited-edition 8LP Super Deluxe box set, 5CD Super Deluxe box set, 1 LP + 10” edition, 2CD Deluxe edition, and a Digital Super Deluxe edition. Pre-order the collection at the linl below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Church Of The Dead – Beyond Death


Church of the Dead are ready to release more crushing old-school Death Metal with their second album Beyond Death (Redefining Darkness). The band does a terrific job of infusing several different styles into their classic death metal assault, black metal, some light synths, and even some punk rock are all thrown into the mix. The results leave a riff-heavy album that relies more on sheer power and brutality than any over-the-top theatrics.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Drott – Troll


On Troll (By Norse Music) Drott draws from Scandinavian folklore to create a soundtrack for the listener to inhabit a dank, murky forest, with the eponymous troll close enough that you can smell it, delivered via dark, slightly campy electronic rock soundscapes that would feel totally in place in a (not too scary) fantasy/ horror movie. Continue reading

Candlemass Announces a West Coast Headline Tour

Doom Metal greats Candlemass have announced their first US dates of 2023! The band will embark on a west coast run supporting their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, released November 18 via Napalm Records. The upcoming week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, WA, and concludes on March 17 in San Diego, CA. See below for all dates!Continue reading

Borknagar Releases Visualizer “Dauden (Remaster 2021)”

Black metal pioneers Borknagar have just released their 25th anniversary re-issue of their self-titled debut album worldwide today via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band have released a new visualizer clip for their track “Dauden (Remaster 2021)”, which was created by Wanderley Perna / W Designer. The band will be on tour all of 2022 including supporting Rotting Christ, with Wolfheart & Abigail Williams and one more band TBD for the “Devastation Of The Nation” – North American Tour next spring! Check out the visualizer clip now! Continue reading