Symphony X Announce North American Tour with Heathen


New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, Symphony X, are hitting the road this Spring for their North American 2024 tour with special guests and labelmates, Heathen. The 19-date trek will kick off on May 16th in Cincinnati and make stops in Pittsburgh, Quebec, and Jersey City before its conclusion in Baltimore on June 8th. General admission tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, February 16th at 10 AM local time. Continue reading


Milwaukee Metalfest Adds Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Terrorizer, Macabre, Nunslaughter, Gatecreeper, Skeletal Remains, Creeping Death, Upon Stone, Stabbing, and More to 2024 lineup!


Milwaukee Metal Festival has completed its 2024, lineup with a bunch of new bands in the bill. The iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now les for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming brings Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Terrorizer, Macabre, Nunslaughter, Gatecreeper, Skeletal Remains, Creeping Death, Upon Stone, Stabbing, Monochromatic Black, Deathray Vision, Backlash, Bewitcher, Morbikon, Dead By Wednesday, Engineered Society Project, Hatriot, and Time To Kill. In addition, the details for the pre-party on May 16 have also been revealed! The event is free to anyone who holds a 3-day pass for the festival and will be headlined by a special Jasta and Friends set, featuring Bobby Blitz, Zetro, Bobby Hambel and more. There will also be performances by TOXIC RUIN and H1Z1.Continue reading


I AM MORBID to Perform All of “Altars of Madness” in Full at Milwaukee Metal Fest 2024


After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 11 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming I AM MORBID, who will be performing the iconic Morbid Angel record, ‘Altars of Madness,’ in its entirety on Sunday, May 19! the band reunites Morbid Angel’s David Vincent and Pete Sandoval. In addition, fans can use code DEATH5 to save $5 on single day tickets at the link below. Continue reading


Milwaukee Metalfest Books Hammerfall, Testament, Soilent Green, Paleface Swiss, Exhumed, It Dies Today, Errors Of Humanity, Casket Robbery, Hellwitch, Belushi Speedball, and More


Catton Park, United kingdom, 12 Aug 2022, Testament performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine

After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 11 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming Testament, Hammerfall, Soilent Green (Reunion), Paleface Swiss, Exhumed, It Dies Today, Errors Of Humanity, Casket Robbery, Hellwitch, Belushi Speed Ball and Illusion of Fate.Continue reading


Milwaukee Metalfest 2024 Adds Symphony X, Avatar, Lacuna Coil, Destruction, Death To All, Bleed From Within, Eternal Champion, Devourment, Profanatica, Night Demon, UADA and More!


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!

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Gojira Joins Tuska Festival 2021 as a Headliner


Hopefully returning for 2021, Helsinki’s Tuska Festival is one of the greatest musical events in the world. Gojira has been added to the bill, joining other headliners Korn, Gojira, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Bodom After Midnight, Insomnium, Mokoma, Beast In Black, Symphony X, Eluveitie, Jinjer, Lost Society, Belzebubs, High On Fire, Perturbator, Oranssi Pazuzu, Vltimas, Gaahls Wyrd and more to be announced. Gojira returns, along with Korn and Deftones as headliners from the previously canceled 2020 event.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands


Former Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss returns with all guns blazing on Conquered Lands (Steel Cartel), the third full-length release from his subtly named Death Dealer project. In a gloriously predictable manner, the riffs come thick and fast as gods, blood, battles and all other true metal necessities rain down like exploding magma from the skies.

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Symphony X – Savage Messiah: Live at Coventry Empire 4th June


Hot on the heels of the release of their latest album, Demons (Century Media), London based Savage Messiah are wasting no time in getting out on the road and promoting the hell out of it. Of the nine songs the band tears through in front of an excitable Coventry crowd, ‘The Fateful Dark’ is the sole representative of any of their previous releases, the others culled exclusively from the new record.Continue reading


Michael Romeo – War of the Worlds Pt. 1


Michael Romeo of Symphony X has released an epic album entitled War of the Worlds Pt. 1 (Music Theories/Mascot). True to the title, the disk evokes the famous 1938 radio program by H.G. Wells combined with Steven Spielberg’s sense of wonder. The ‘Introduction’ is a sweeping symphonic masterpiece that effortlessly blends traditional symphony with extreme rock guitar playing. The result is an aural masterpiece that heightens the senses and bewitches the mind.Continue reading