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Formed: 1980
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Two

After a superb first day aboard the Independence Of The Seas, it was time for another long day of seeing and meeting some of the most revered bands in metal. There's worse ways of spending a long weekend I suppose...

A late night and jet lag meant sleeping in longer than expected and missing out on the first few bands, though I was up and fed in time to head to the pool deck for the first time and check out one of the greatest names in British death metal, Benediction. While some may onky recognise them as the group Barney Greenway fronted before joining Napalm Death, the Birmingham based bruisers have had a long career with some outstanding music under their belts and it's fair to say that a live setting is the best place to sample it. There's no frills and no pretentiousness about Benediction, they're working class English guys who play old school, thrash inspired death metal and they do it wonderfully. I imagine Benediction to thrive in a small venue, which makes an outdoor venue with thousands of potential crowd members something of a risk, as not all bands used to intimate stages can work on a bigger setting. I'm pleased to report however, that Benediction don't have this problem. Those in attendance were treated to a blistering performance, which no doubt won over those who are put off by the poor production of their earlier work and delighted fans and curious parties. A great way to kick off the day. More...

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Dave Mustaine Suggests Touring As "The Big Three"

With Slayer calling it quits after one final world tour, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine lately expressed his hopes that "The Big Four" (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) would perform at least one more show before they officially become "The Big Three".

In a recent interview Mustaine further spoke of the potential for a few more shows from the "Big Four" and the possibility that they do it without Metallica, who appear to be the holdout. Says Mustaine:

"I think if you asked the three of us that, our camps would probably say yes. If Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth all want to do it, and Metallica doesn’t, then what do we do? The Big Three? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to see that, and that may be what it is. You know, you may end up having it be the Big Three plus No. 5 if we have Exodus play with it. But it’s not about just doing concerts for the sake of concerts. It was about the movement. It was about what we did together as a group.

Excluding Anthrax, we’re all like neighbors almost ’cause we all lived so close. It was just a half hour to an hour at at most between each other’s houses on the freeway. So, I think it would be great to do more "Big Four" stuff - do one in Japan. Do one in South America - we never did one in South America; we haven’t done one in Asia. Give the people an opportunity to see it before it goes away forever."


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Exodus & Municipal Waste Announce Winter U.S. Tour

Exodus and Municipal Waste will be going on a winter tour together sponsored by Adult Swim‘s animated series, ‘Mr. Pickles‘. The run has been dubbed the ‘Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular Tour‘ and kicks off around the February 25th premiere of season three of the aforementioned series.

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Thrashback Thursday: Toxic Waltz

This week in Thrashback Thursday, we're more than living up to the column's name with a look back at one of America's greatest thrash metal bands and possibly best American metal bands in general; Exodus. Exodus were legends in the Bay Area of California before they even released an album, earning a fierce live reputation thanks not only to the break neck speed of their music but their bombastic lead singer Paul Baloff. In 1983, founding guitarist Kirk Hammett left to replace Dave Mustaine in Metallica and bandmate Gary Holt (also guitarist) took creative control of the group, eventually settling on Rick Hunolt as Hammett's replacement. After their legendary debut album, "Bonded By Blood," they parted ways with Paul Baloff and brought in Steve "Zetro" Souza, formerly of Legacy, now known as Testament.

The prospect of replacing Baloff was a daunting one but Souza proved his worth on the band's sophomore album, "Pleasures of the Flesh," which was not met with much critical or commercial fanfare, but then with "Fabulous Disaster" in 1989, thanks largely to the single, "Toxic Waltz." "Toxic Waltz" sums up not only the appeal of Exodus, but of thrash metal as a whole.

It begins with a slam and a catchy riff, leading into a frenzied assault of sonic madness, yet structured enough to make every part of the track memorable. The lyrics are corny, but fun in the most 80s of ways and delivered perfectly by Souza in his inimitable shriek, accompanied by gang vocals and one of the catchiest chouruses in the history of thrash metal and subsequently, one of its greatest songs. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Dust Bolt Debuts New Music Video

German thrashers Dust Bolt debut a new music video for "Mind the Gap", taken from the band's 2016 release "Mass Confusion". The outfit is ready to embark on its biggest tour yet, supporting Obituary and Exodus on a monthlong United States tour run.

Check out now "Mind the Gap" below.

The outfit is ready to embark on its biggest tour yet, supporting Obituary and Exodus on a monthlong United States tour run. Find all tour dates below: More...

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Obituary Announces Tour With Exodus

The Florida death metal godfathers from Obituary will collide with Bay Area thrash metal kings Exodus for another epic "Battle of the Bays" this fall. The two American legends went to war in Europe last year and are now bringing the Battle to America this time with support from Power Trip and Dust Bolt.

The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14th in Durham, NC and ends on October 15th in Baton Rouge, LA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16 and a complete listing of dates is available below.

Additionally, Obituary will perform at the prestigious Hellfest Open Air 2017 on June 18th in France and return to Europe for a headline tour on July 8th, including multiple festival appearances at Resurrection Festival, Rock Maraton 2017, VOA Heavy Rock Fest and more. More...

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Exodus Announces Download Warm Up Shows

The Bay Area thrash titans in Exodus are very pleased to announce they will be returning to U.K. soil in June for three performances.

They will be playing at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on the 7th of June and Southend’s Chinnery’s on the 8th of June. These two performances will precede an appearance at Derbyshire-based Download Festival the next day where Exodus will be headlining The Dogtooth Stage.

Vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza comments: “Exodus is very excited about returning to the UK!! Especially for the shows in Brighton and Southend, early last year we did an extensive tour of the UK, and our shows in Brighton and Southend were absolutely bonkers!! See you all in the pit in June."

7th June – Brighton, Concorde 2
8th June – Southend, Chinnerys
9th June - Donington, Download Festival

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King Parrot Updates Tour Schedule

King Parrot will be spreading raucous music across Europe in less than a month as the five-piece opens for Exodus, Obituary, and Prong on the massive "Battle of the Bays" European tour that kicks off on October 21st and will run through November 26th.

Recently, new dates have been added to the tour and are now available below. For King Parrot, this will be the second run of Europe in 2016, after a successful trek in January, February and March as direct support to Soulfly.

Exodus singer Steve 'Zetro' Souza commented: "King Parrot have us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!" More...

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Exodus Announces More European Shows

Bay Area thrash group Exodus just announced more tour dates for the "Battle Of The Bays" European tour in October / November 2016, alongside famed Florida death metal squad Obituary.

Support will come from influential NYC groove crossover metallers Prong and Australian wrecking machine King Parrot. Find all dates below.

Singer Steve "Zetro" Souza commented on the announcement: "Metalheads all over Europe have waited for a tour of this magnitude, Obituary, Exodus, Prong, and King Parrot, this one will be talked about for years to come! Battle Of The Bays! I can guarantee Exodus will be ready for battle! See you in the pit!" More...

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Kaltenbach Open Air 2016 Shares Official Trailer

Austrias' long-running metal underground festival Kaltenbach Open Air (K:O:A) 2016 has shared its official trailer. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Monument Of Misanthropy, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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"Battle Of The Bays" Tour Extended

Tampa death metal veterans Obituary recently announced the "Battle Of the Bays" European tour 2016, which will see the band crushing the U.K. and Europe this October / November alongside Bay Area thrash legends Exodus.

NY rockers Prong and Australian grindcore up-and-comers King Parrot will provide further support.

More countries on this tour will be announced at the end of August, with a handful of extra dates also being revealed today:

Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 5 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 6 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club More...

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New Interview With Slayer's Paul Bostaph Posted

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph at the South Park festival in Tampere, Finland on June 10. Check it out below.

On whether he is pleased by the fan response to Slayer's latest album "Repentless":

Paul: "Absolutely. Whenever you're putting a new record out, you're not sure what other people are gonna think. You know you like it, but it's always nice when you get positive feedback from people about the fact that they like it."

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Exodus Announces "Battle Of The Bays" Tour

The Bay Area thrash titans from Exodus are hugely pleased to announce they will be returning to the U.K. as part of the colossal "Battle Of The Bays" European tour in October 2016, alongside famed Florida death metal squad Obituary.

Support will come from influential NYC groove crossover metallers Prong and Australian wrecking machine King Parrot.

The U.K. dates will see this rampageous assembly visit London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham – culminating with a show in Southampton.

Steve Zetro Sousa comments: "Myself and the rest of Exodus are absolutely excited about going out on tour with Obituary, Prong and King Parrot. What a heavy fucking show!!!! Both Obituary and Prong are solid, legendary bands that have solidified themselves in our genre, and King Parrot has us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!! Look out Europe you've been warned!!"

25th October – London, Electric Ballroom
27th October – Glasgow, Garage
28th October – Manchester, Academy 2
29th October – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
30th October – Southampton, Engine Rooms

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Dead By Wednesday Premieres New Song "Live Again"

Dead By Wednesday premieres a new song and music video for "Live Again"featuring Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) on guest vocals. The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album "Darkest Of Angels", which will be out in stores May 20 via EMP Label Group/eOne Music.

"The Darkest of Angels" features 11 tracks with 11 heavyweight guest vocalists including: Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Eric AK (Flotsam and Jetsam), John Arch (Fates Warning), Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, ex-Exodus), Carley Coma (Candiria), Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), Sean Danielsen (Smile Empty Soul), Paul Stoddard (Diecast), Kris Keyes (formerly Gargantua Soul), Antony Hamalainen (Armageddon) and Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four Inc.).

Check out now "Live Again" below.

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Diabolical Added To Kaltenbach Open Air 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of the swedish death metal titans Diabolical to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Monument Of Misanthropy, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Added To Kaltenbach 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of Austrian/French brutal death metal veterans of Monument Of Misanthropy to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Lost Society To Support Exodus On Tour

The young Finnish thrashers from Lost Society are very proud to announce that they will be playing as main support alongside Exodus on an upcoming 2016 UK & Ireland tour. Front man Samy Elbanna said regarding the announcement:

"We can't even begin to tell you all how stoked we are to announce that we'll be hitting the road with the almighty Exodus at the end of February! We're so happy to finally return to the UK and hit our other favourite countries and cities.

"We'll be playing some tracks off of ‘Braindead' for the first time ever, and of course songs off of the first two records. One thing is for sure, Exodus and Lost Society will tear down every single venue, and we expect you all to go crazy and scream your lungs out!! Make sure you get your tickets right away, this is gonna be legendary! Europe BEWARE: Lost Society and Exodus comin' atcha!!” More...

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Jungle Rot Confirmed For Kaltenbach Open Air 2016

Austria's metal underground festival K:O:A (Kaltenbach Open Air) has announced the addition of Jungle Rot to the billing of its 11th edition. K:O:A will take place between 18th and 20th August 2016, in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Austrian Alps nearby the small village of Spital am Semmering, including the following so far confirmed bands:

Exodus, Unleashed, Tankard, Taake, Impaled Nazarene, Insomnium, Jungle Rot, Skyforger, Thulcandra, Forgotten Tomb, Abrupt Demise, Age Of Agony, Anomalie, asmodeus, Ctulu, Disfigured Divinity, Epsilon, Halo Creation, Harakiri For The Sky, Illuminata, Insanity Alert, Moros, Mortal Strike, Mosfet, Nuclear Vomit, Parental Advisory, Pray for Pain, Sakrileg, Steel Engraved, Taxidermist, Vulvathrone, Waldschrat.

Tickets for the three days lasting festival can be ordered online at Ticketmaster HERE.

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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day One

Philip H. Anselmo brought his third installment of his Housecore Horror Film Festival to San Antonio this year. Many hearts were heavy as this was the first festival that founder Corey Mitchell didn’t have his thumb under. Mitchell died at the end of last year’s festival.

The first two years were held at Emo’s and Midway Field house in Austin. This time the Aztec Theater and Korova hosted the metallic mayhem. Less than a block down the street the film festival occupied the 7th floor of the Holiday Inn San Antonio River Walk. The Korova is a few blocks further. All venues took place in San Antonio’s historic river walk district. When not accosting their ear drums with brutal metal, fans, especially those from out of state, took a stroll down the River Walk. Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust was one of those fans in attendance. More...

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