After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 19 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! To celebrate this absolutely stacked lineup, Milwaukee Metal Fest is extending early bird tickets through December 11, 2023!
UPDATED: The fest has now announced the first wave of bands for 2024, including Mr. Bungle, Blind Guardian, Slaughter To Prevail, In Flames, Hatebreed, Deicide!
Milwaukee Metal Fest has announced the dates May 17th to 19th for its 2024 edition, with a pre-party May 16th. Now run by Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow) and Sound Talent Group‘s Tim Borror, the event this year featured Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard, Machinehead. Keep reading below for tickets and more.
Death Metal genre founders Possessed has booked two special shows in California for this October celebrating their 40th anniversary. Direct support will come from Suicidal Tendencies, continuing to play their debut album in full and other hits, also in support of their 40 anniversary. The band will play near their hometown of San Francisco on October 19th at the UC Berkeley Theater, and October 28th at Garden Grove in Anaheim, near Los Angeles. Tickers are on sale from the link below. Possessed’s last album was the excellent Revelations of Oblivion in 2019 (Nuclear Blast).It was their first new album in 33 years. Continue reading
Beyond The Gates Festival has revealed its full lineup for 2023, taking place in Bergen, Norway from August 2 – August 5, 2023! The full lineup and daily schedules, which includes Dimmu Borgir’s only performance in 2023 as well as special album sets from Deicide, Enslaved, and Primordial, is as follows:
Swords, epic battles and metal. It’s a combination that has been there since their beginning. And for good reason. It just works so well. It’s an escape to a highly visual and epic escape from reality where everything is dialed up way past eleven.
Sweden’s Defleshed have returned to the land of the living after a nearly seventeen-year hiatus. The band broke up shortly after their last album, Reclaim the Beat, in 2005. The original core lineup runited just last year with the intention of recording just a few new tunes to be included in a vinyl box set. The group was more than satisfied with their efforts and decided to press forward and recorded an entire new album and Grind Over Matter (Metal Blade) was born.
Part of San Francisco’s famous Bay Area thrash scene, Blind Illusion may have only produced one full-length studio album during their initial eleven-year existence but that record, The Sane Asylum (Combat Records) still remains an undisputed classic of its time. Not only famous for adding more technicality, diversity, and flavour to a scene that ran predominantly on speed and aggression, Blind Illusion also ended up being responsible for the creation of alternative funk metal act Primus, the band at the time featuring former Possessed guitarist Larry LaLonde and batshit bass wizard Les Claypool.
Relative newcomers to the scene, Detroit’s Plague Years follow up their independently released 2018 debut EP with their first full-length offering, Circle of Darkness (eOne Music). Continue reading
Gimme Metal, the best radio station and app in the metal world is launching an exclusive vinyl subscription club for members. Limited to 200 fans worldwide, the monthly club will share one exclusive vinyl every month and has a cancel anytime policy. The very first release in the club will be Possessed’s epic debut Seven Churches, on gorgeous red vinyl and it comes with a sick enamel logo pin. From deep catalog to rare and out of print albums, to new treasures – each monthly offering is a limited or Gimme exclusive variant, and many coming with collectible merch items or other add-ons for only $26.99 USD with free shipping in the USA (worldwide shipping fees apply). Watch this trailer and get all the details and sign up link below.
Mr. Bungle is gearing up for their reunion shows in February in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The band will perform their 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny in its entirety. It will mark the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. The band comprised of original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the dates. Opening acts for the six shows will include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts, and Spotlights,.The band posted to social media that they are working on cover songs for the show, and hopefully some other Mr. Bungle tracks will be played, since their final album, California, turned twenty years old in 2019. Once again, no further cities are being added to this mini-tour according to the bands’ spokesperson.Continue reading