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Top 5 Reasons Why New Obituary is Worth Your Time and Money

Top 5 Reasons Why New Obituary is Worth Your Time and Money

  Obituary has once again managed to execute a full-length album that captures soul-crushing melodies with hypnotic melodies and deadly rhythmic precision.  The Floridian group’s death metal signature techniques are fervent as ever; the band has a knack for balancing those primitive riffs ala Frozen In Time with some fascinating solo work. I’m gonna make this short and sweet, because you’ve got music to listen to:   Bask in the echo of Tardy’s glorious vox.     John Tardy’s vocal abilities […]

Iron Reagan’s “Crossover Ministry” Will Exorcise Your Post-Election Demons

Iron Reagan’s “Crossover Ministry” Will Exorcise Your Post-Election Demons

Editor’s Note: Move over, “Art of Partying.” My new anthem is “Fuck the Neighbors.” If there’s any truth to the general predictions of more profoundly heavy music emerging due to our current political shitstorm, Iron Reagan is already ten steps ahead.  Crossover Ministry is the quick fix that pulls you away from CNN and into a whirlwind of craftily executed thrash magic.   There are two factors I believe make this album one to be reckoned with in 2017, the first […]

Jackson introduces new signature series

Jackson introduces new signature series

Jackson Artist Signature guitars and basses bear the names, preferred features and personalized touches of a select group of metal’s finest and most acclaimed players worldwide. They’re designed in conjunction with Jackson’s master builders as the ultimate expression of the artist’s talent and style. Beginning with the legendary Randy Rhoads (with whom Jackson history began in 1980) and encompassing molten modern master such as Mark Morton, Phil Collen, Adrian Smith, Scott Ian, Phil Demmel, Chris Beattie, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick […]

Metal Blade Records announces artist signing hour at NAMM 2017

Metal Blade Records announces artist signing hour at NAMM 2017

On Saturday, January 21st from 2-3PM, Metal Blade Records and Rock N Roll Industries will host a signing hour at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) featuring various artists from the label’s roster: Jordan Mancino (Wovenwar), Nick van Dyk (Redemption), Dave Davidson (Revocation), Ralph Salati (Destrage), Fede Paulovich (Destrage), Herman Li (DragonForce), Sam Totman (DragonForce), and Gee Anzalone (DragonForce). Attendees can visit the signing at the Rock N Roll Industries booth (Hall D, booth#2493); NAMM is not open to […]

Peavey Collaborates with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on New invective 120 Guitar Amplifier

Peavey Collaborates with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on New invective 120 Guitar Amplifier

Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a sturdy solution in the new Peavey® invective™.120 Head and invective™.212 Cabinet.  With design input from Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, this dynamic duo is perfectly suited for each other, helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody and clean to the most extreme of high gain tones. A tube amp only sounds as good as what’s inside, and Peavey’s invective.120 delivers quality with four matched JJ6L6GC output tubes […]

POWER TRIP Unveils New Single And Extends North American Tour; Nightmare Logic Preorders Posted

POWER TRIP Unveils New Single And Extends North American Tour; Nightmare Logic Preorders Posted

Editor’s Note: Never underestimate the power of a crushing mid-tempo crossover riff. Power Trip is set to dominate the year’s thrash metal picks with the release of a second single “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe).” SKANKERS UNITE!   OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE (EARSPLIT)   POWER TRIP strikes again with the second single from their upcoming Nightmare Logic LP, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe),” as additional tour dates and preorders for the album are issued. Listen / Share: “Executioner’s Tax […]

BLACK ANVIL To Kick Off North American Tour With Mayhem And Inquisition This Friday

BLACK ANVIL To Kick Off North American Tour With Mayhem And Inquisition This Friday

Editor’s Note: What a way to kick off a year of tours that has already seen Entombed A.D. and Repulsion taking stages across the nation and is going to include Nile/Overkill, Marduk/Incantation, and Morbid Angel/Suffocation. Given the generally negative sentiments covering the world in a thick haze, this is the perfect year to unleash the mighty musical hounds of hell that make up this U.S. bound trifecta of blackened bands.   Official Relapse Release: New York City’s BLACK ANVIL will kick […]

OBITUARY Premiere New Track “Sentence Day” From Self-Titled Album

OBITUARY Premiere New Track “Sentence Day” From Self-Titled Album

Editor’s Note: THIS SONG RIPS. If you loved “Inked in Blood” and “Century of Lies” off of their 2014 master effort Inked in Blood, you are going to dig the hell out of this.  The fact that this band is still producing original riffs that implode your heart faster than these dive bombs only skims the surface of Obituary’s perpetual mastery of frightening death metal craft. Check out the song in the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4LQj6dhbqI&feature=youtu.be Official Relapse Records press release:   […]

NAMM 2017: BAE Audio creates new subsidiary UK Sound

NAMM 2017: BAE Audio creates new subsidiary UK Sound

Analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio [NAMM 2017: Hall A: Booth 6290] announced it has created a new subsidiary, UK Sound. The new branch of BAE Audio will develop and manufacture affordable, high quality analogue equipment for musicians and project studios looking to integrate the unmistakable character of vintage recording gear into their signal chains. The company’s first product, which will be on demonstration at the NAMM Show, will be its new 1173 Preamplifier/Compressor. Designed and manufactured at BAE Audio headquarters […]

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