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From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for this year's edition of the event. American thrash metal legends Megadeth will be performing, as will stoner rock kings Kyuss Lives!, death metal pioneers Possessed, English alternative rock outfit Young Guns and, making their fourth appearance at the festival, Jon Olivia's Pain. Graspop will take place in the town of Dessel from June 22nd-24th and now features the following lineup:
Black Sabbath (Headliner)
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Jon Olivia's Pain
Lamb Of God
Sick Of It All
Winds Of Plague
Back in 2005, Dimmu Borgir was a band still basking in the unholy success of its latest outing “Death Cult Armageddon.” And yet instead of launching into a new opus for fans to consume the band members decided on a new approach; they would re-release an early and often praised album (“Stormblåst”) by completely re-recording it, updating the sound with modern production and slap “MMV” on the end. There had of course been prior examples of bands making this choice, but it was perhaps here that best truly crystallized the new era of metal re-recordings. No doubt you have heard of similar re-recordings in the same vein, perhaps most recently Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011” or Burzum’s “From the Depths of Darkness”? Perhaps not, but that’s what I aim to uncover for you here. More...
U.S. death metal pioneers Possessed have announced a string of shows in the U.S. for February 2012. The confirmed dates include:
02/24: Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
02/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
03/02: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
03/03: West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
03/04: New York, NY @ BB Kings
In addition, the band will join Exodus, Forbidden and Heathen on February 4, 2012 at the Oakland Metro Opera House in Oakland, CA for the 10th Anniversary of the passing of Paul Baloff, original vocalist of Exodus. The show is dubbed "Bonded By Baloff." A trailer for the show can be seen here:
This past October Sunday Old School looked at British doom metal band, Electric Wizard. In the introduction, I stated that some bands are essential to a genres fan base, the first example being California thrashers, Exodus. So this week we’re going to examine the band in greater detail and see just how important to the thrash metal scene Exodus really are. The band was formed in Richmond, California by guitarists Kirk Hammett and Tim Agnello in 1981, along with drummer Tom Hunting, vocalist Keith Stewart and bassist Carlton Melson, who was soon replaced by Jeff Andrews, with Agnello leaving shortly afterwards to become a minister, leaving the second guitarist spot to be filled by guitar tech, Gary Holt. More departures would soon follow, with the band deciding to replace Stewart with their eccentric friend, Paul Baloff and Jeff Andrews departing after the band recorded their first demo to form an early version of Possessed and most notably, founding member Hammett leaving to join Metallica, who were just about to record their debut album, "Kill ‘em All" in New York. With Hammett now replaced by Rick Hunolt, the band began recording their debut album, "Bonded By Blood," which despite taking over a year to release due to business issues, proved to be well worth the wait, as it has since been hailed as one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.
Despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback Exodus received for "Bonded By Blood," they decided to fire Baloff as he was too much for them to handle and replaced him with Legacy frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. This lineup of the band proved to be stable to some degree, and they released their second album, "Pleasures Of The Flesh" in 1987 which entered the Billboard charts at number 82, a position which was matched by the third Exodus album, "Fabulous Disaster." This album featured the song, "Toxic Waltz" which received regular rotation on the MTV show, Headbanger’s Ball, ultimately proving to be one of the most popular Exodus songs. Tom Hunting left the band after the release of "Fabulous Disaster" but they took a big step by signing with major label, Capitol Records, who housed fellow Californian thrashers, Megadeth at the time. The resulting fourth album, "Impact Is Imminent" received very negative feedback and after a live album, "Good Friendly Violent Fun" and another album, "Force Of Habit" in 1992, which saw the band experiment with their sound, they decided to call it a day, reuniting with Baloff briefly in 1997 for a live album entitled, "Another Lesson In Violence" before breaking up again. More...
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for next years edition of the event. These include Connecticut natives Hatebreed, metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage, Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, Scottish pirate metal group Alestorm and American heavy metal outfit Devildriver. The festival will take place from June 22nd - 24th in Dessel, Belgium and now features the following lineup, with more to be announced soon: More...
Argentina based thrash act Cavador has issued the following announcement about participating in a thrash metal tribute compilation:
"Cavador will take part in the 'American Old School Thrash Metal Tribute' organized by Wolfpack Studios from Spain. The songs we choose are:
'A Lesson in Violence' - Exodus
'The Conjuring' - Megadeth
"We greatly appreciate Ivan Lobo for invited us and for his constant support in diffusion our music. Find more info here."
A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:
Milking the Goatmachine
Check out the trailer here:
Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:
July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The current lineup is as follows:
Milking The Goatmachine
For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.
Both Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel have been confirmed for the brand new festival series Extreme Fest 2012. The festival will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
05-07/07/12 – DE – Hünxe
05-07/07/12 – AT – Henndorf bei Salzburg
05-07/07/12 – CH – t.b.a.
Besides Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel, bands like Exodus, Arkona, Eisregen, Origin, Hellish Crossfire, Eis, Inquisitiomn and Rompeprop have been confirmed. All in all 70 bands will be playing on 2 stages. Tickets and further info are available at this location.
Cannibal Corpse has begun recording the band's twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow.
Cannibal Corpse will co-headline the Full Of Hate tour 2012 alongside Polish Extreme metal veterans Behemoth on the following dates: More...
Never in my life have I been so eager to make the 3½ hour drive from Boston to Manhattan. And as a lifelong Red Sox fan, Yankee Stadium is not a place I like. But to catch one of just two Big 4 shows in the U.S., I would have worn a Yankees jersey if I had to. Well maybe that’s going a little too far.
Me and two comrades in metal piled into my Toyota Matrix at 8 a.m. Wednesday and sped toward what we knew was going to be heavy metal nirvana. We checked into our hotel, grabbed a quick bite and hopped the D train from mid-town up to the Bronx where we were greeted by a glorious scene: a sea of black T-shirt clad warriors filing toward metal mecca. Thousands unfortunately missed Anthrax as they were stuck outside the security gates in massive lines that moved at a snail’s pace.
Too bad because the native New Yorkers set it off proper.
“It’s a beautiful day for metal,” Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna boomed, welcoming the crowd to the historic day. “I can’t believe we made it into this building. They never let metal in here.” Well they sure did this day. More...
Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:
Heaven Shall Burn
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease
Australian thrashers Mortal Sin announced that they will will be joining the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction, and Heathen. The band's announcement reads:
"We’re thrilled to announce Mortal Sin will be joining the 'Thrashfest Classics' tour through Europe in Nov/Dec 2011, thanks to Rock The Nation. The tour will also coincide with the European release of our new album “Psychology of Death” on 18th November 2011 through NoiseArt Records.
"As a new chapter in the life of Mortal Sin brings us back to our roots we will be proud to stand along side thrash legends Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction & Heathen performing for
generations of loyal followers on the Thrashfest Classics Tour. Thrashfest is proof that the unity among metal heads has stood the test of time and we are truly honoured to be a part of it."
Thrashfest Classics begins on November 25th, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Metalunderground.com posted the complete tour dates at this location.
Rock the Nation announced the Thrashfest Classic Tour featuring headliner Sepultura (performing "Beneath the Remains", "Arise" and "Chaos A.D."), co-headliner Exodus (performing "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasure Of The Flesh" and "Fabolous Disaster"), Destruction (performing "Sentence Of Death" and "Infernal Overkill") and Heathen ("Breaking The Silence" and "Victims Of Deception"). Another opening act will be announced soon.
The announcement reads:
"Back to the 80ties, back to the roots! Tour-promoter Rock The Nation turns back the time for you headbangers, catapulting you back into the glorious 80ties -- the unforgettable days of prime for thrash metal - with a phenomenal package of top-acts. Hardly another period of time carries so much metal-history with it than this one. Rough, rapid and impulsive sounds dominated the whole music-industry at that time. Breath-taking masterpieces of metallic art, which still enjoy authority and significance these days, emerged out of the creative urge of charismatic musicians and bands. Now the time is right to let the flair, the feeling and the sounds rise again! Thrashfest Classics is a pure celebration for the high-culture of thrash metal. Some of the most influential combos will perform their cult-albums in full length."
Thrashfest Classic Dates:
25.11.11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
26.11.11 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Schaaf
27.11.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
28.11.11 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
29.11.11 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
30.11.11 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
01.12.11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Kd Vltavska
02.12.11 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
03.12.11 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallen
04.12.11 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
05.12.11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
06.12.11 - Göteburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
07.12.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
08.12.11 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
09.12.11 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
10.12.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
11.12.11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
12.12.11 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
13.12.11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
14.12.11 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
15.12.11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z-7
16.12.11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
17.12.11 - Stuttgart, Germany -LKA
18.12.11 - Wien, Austria - Arena
The trailer for the tour can be viewed here:
Metal Titans has posted a new video interview online with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt in Seattle. You can check out the clip below. You can also check out footage of Exodus in Chile opening for Iron Maiden by heading over here.
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
American thrash veterans Exodus have posted a 15 minute documentary online giving fans an in-depth look into its trip to Santiago, Chile to open for metal legends Iron Maiden. You can view the full documentary in the player below.
A new band has been formed which features members from some of the biggest names in metal. The new group, named Temple Of The Black Moon, is fronted by Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth and also includes in it's ranks Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, bass player King Ov Hell (Ov Hell/Sahg/former Gorogoroth) and drummer John Tempesta, who has worked with a variety of bands including White/Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament and The Cult, of whom is he is still a member. The band describe their sound as "a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost, and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At The Gates."
Speaking about the name, Dani Filth commented: "We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick, that was until we put our proverbial heads together and narrowed it down to just three or four, and then tossed for it (proverbially of course) using a silver Norwegian crown (we couldn't find any proper money). The name Temple Of The Black Moon represents the rigorous worship of desire, (the black moon astrologically has always held association with the dark Goddess Lilith) and of course the ramifications of the lunar eclipse, always a herald for death and ill-omen."
The band has recorded almost an album's worth of material and is planning to record the songs in Bergen, Norway for a full-length album, which is expected to be released in the summer of next year.
Song titles thus far include "Infernal Desire Machine," "Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down," "Dark Eyes For Trouble," "Beautifully Perverse," and "C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)."
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien will fill in for Exodus' Gary Holt when Holt leaves the SLAYER European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4. Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.
Holt's last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O'Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.
Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite. Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.
The band's remaining tour dates are as follows: More...
American thrash metal legends Slayer have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour of North America this Summer along with shock rocker and movie director Rob Zombie. The two big names will also be joined by Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus.
"We haven't toured with Zombie since Ozzfest 1999, so you can expect no less than 'hell on earth,'" said Slayer's Kerry King. "Total sonic annihilation and a visual bludgeoning. Bring your own body bag..."
"Total destruction on stage and off is what this combination promises," states Zombie, "Seriously, how much more Hell could you ask for? The answer is none more Hell."
The tour dates are as follows: More...