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Venom Inc 2017 Welcomes You to Hell

Venom Inc 2017 Welcomes You to Hell

San Diego metalheads kicked off the fall season of concerts with the third coming of Venom Inc (and that’s three times in two years, mind you!)  As if having the privilege to be within spitting distance of Mantas wasn’t enough, fans were treated to this unique but fitting lineup including the vilest souls to drain the Mississippi we all call Goatwhore and the Oregonian titan stompers better known as Toxic Holocaust. And also Convalescence.   This lightweight deathcore band was more […]

Recap: SLAUGHTER, VIXEN And STEELHEART Performance in Las Vegas

Recap: SLAUGHTER, VIXEN And STEELHEART Performance in Las Vegas

Oct 2nd, Downtown Las Vegas was sent on a rock and roll journey as legendary groups Slaughter, Vixen and Steelheart took over Downtown Las Vegas Events Center  (DLVEC). The night kicked off with Steelheart taking the stage, fronted by Miljenko Matijevic. The group pumped the crowd up with hits such as “Blood Pollution” and “Gimme Gimme.” Next up was the all-female rock band, Vixen, who kept the party going with “Rev it Up!” “How Much Love” and “Cruisin’.” The group […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With BLACK BREATH and Concert Review Of Their Show With GOATWHORE

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With BLACK BREATH and Concert Review Of Their Show With GOATWHORE

Resident Metal Life metal queen Karila attended the GOATWHORE and BLACK BREATH show June 12th at the Soda Bar in San Diego, CA. Here is her review of the show followed by her exclusive interview with BLACK BREATH: What do you get when you cram four headcrushing bands that specialize in death, crust, black, and grind influences into a sold-out dive bar full of metalheads? One hell of a heavy block party that provided a needed rush of adrenaline into […]

Metal Life Show Review: WARBRINGER Comeback Show At The Whisky With DESECRATE, OPHIUCHUS and EXMORTUS

Metal Life Show Review: WARBRINGER Comeback Show At The Whisky With DESECRATE, OPHIUCHUS and EXMORTUS

April 30, 2015 – The end of a month marked the beginning of a new era for Southern California’s guardians of thrash metal. Preceding the anticipated return of Kevill and a promising new lineup were the Whisky’s usual gaggle of local bands. Perhaps the most distinguished of the night was Desecrate. Their music strikes a very unique chord, as they traded in a typical thrash formula for some risky melodic distinctions ala Symphony X that stunned and fascinated the all-ages […]

Metal Life Show Review: TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN

Metal Life Show Review: TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN

Metalheads young and old flocked to the House of Blues on Sunset boulevard on April 2, 2015. The time for practical jokes was over, the time for thrash had begun. With only three bands on the bill, there was enough metal to go around. Shattered Sun from Alice, Texas opened up the show with their melodic/thrashy metalcore. I didn’t know what to expect from the band, as this was the first time I had heard of them. I was pleasantly […]

Metal Life Show Review: NAPALM DEATH Through Space and Grind Tour Los Angeles Show

Metal Life Show Review: NAPALM DEATH Through Space and Grind Tour Los Angeles Show

On a gloomy, rainy Sunday, metal heads came out of the woodwork to go see Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, and The Black Crown Initiate in Los Angeles, CA. The show started slow with the newcomers The Black Crown Initiate opening up the show. Although, not many people seemed to know who they were, they definitely were known after the show. The contrast between clean singing and low growling go the audiences’ attention, and James Dorton is an amazing […]

Metal Life Show Review: Metal Allegiance LA 2015

Metal Life Show Review: Metal Allegiance LA 2015

Metal Allegiance kicked off NAMM week ceremoniously, as dozens of “vintage” metal lovers gathered to the House of Blues in downtown Disney for a night of timeless tunes played by the pioneers and gods of all things heavy.  What made this event slightly more unique than the Metal Masters clinics held in Hollywood a few years back was that this set was much more highly attributed to the timeless classics of heavy rock, from Rainbow and Paul Dianno-era Iron Maiden […]

Metal Life Show Review: WATAIN and MAYHEM Jan 2015

Metal Life Show Review: WATAIN and MAYHEM Jan 2015

The last night of the Black Metal Warfare tour was descending upon the sold-out crowds at the Fonda Theatre, as masses of black t-shirts sporting pentagrams of all shapes and sizes filled the venue within minutes of doors opening. Revenge from Canada kicked the night off with their no-holds-barred style of gripping black metal grind. There were high points of their set but none high enough to get me to check out an album, as I am not familiar with […]

Metal Life Review DEATH ANGEL Show Los Angeles Dec 26

Metal Life Review DEATH ANGEL Show Los Angeles Dec 26

Twas the night after Christmas, And all through Hollywood All the thrashers were stirring, they were up to no good. The holiday stage lights were hung with care, In the hopes that Death Angel would soon be there. While the Bay Area legends traveled swiftly this way, The local Vile Descent kept metalheads at bay With their exciting personalities and tight, heavy grooves This South Central ensemble was making great moves. There was only one band with some disappointing tricks […]

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