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METAL BLADE RECORDS' 25th Anniversary Celebration Detailed

In 1982, Metal Blade Records began operating in a young Heavy Metal fan's mom's garage in suburban Los Angeles. The result of that metal fan's enthusiasm was the first Metal Blade Records release, "Metal Massacre", a local band compilation that included METALLICA's first recorded release, BLACK N BLUE, MALICE, CIRITH UNGOL, DEMON FLIGHT, BITCH, AVATAR, ...

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SCREAMIN DAEMON Pulls Out Of GWAR Show

SCREAMIN DAEMON, the U.K. metal act featuring guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR), has been forced to pull out of its previously announced March 12 show with GWAR at Rio's in Bradford, England "due to sudden and unforseen circumstances," according to a press release. "The band regret having to pull out ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Premieres Video From New Record

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has debuted the first video, for the track "Words of the Dying Man", from its forthcoming record, "Open Fire", exclusively at www.singingfool.com. The video was shot in the band's hometown of Richmond, VA with local creative collective Day By Day (LAMB OF GOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE) and features the band rocking a Richmond house ...

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SCREAMIN DAEMON To Support GWAR In England

SCREAMIN DAEMON, the U.K. metal act featuring guitarist Gian Pyres (DRAGONLORD, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/EXTREME NOISE TERROR), will support GWAR on March 12 at Rio's in Bradford, England. A flyer for the show can be found at this location. The band, which appeared tonight (Saturday, February 24) alongside THUS DEFILED and NFD at an ...

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SKELETONWITCH Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Cleveland thrashers SKELETONWITCH have officially inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Fresh off self-releasing the "Worship the Witch" EP, the band will now join the Prosthetic roster, having already shared stage with the likes of HIGH ON FIRE, BLEEDING THROUGH, OVERKILL and labelmates KYLESA earlier this month. Tentatively scheduled for a fall 2007, the forthcoming ...

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GOD FORBID Completes DVD Shoot

New Jersey's GOD FORBID, currently touring the U.S. headlining their "Chains of Humanity" tour, filmed their live performance at the jam-packed Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ this past weekend for their upcoming DVD. Music video director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) led off the production, with his crew at MyGoodEye manning ...

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GWAR: European Tour Dates Announced

Casey Orr (RIGOR MORTIS, HELLIONS, GWAR bassist 1994-2002) will be back on board filling in for current bassist Todd Evans on GWAR's upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off early March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 09 - Carling Academy, Liverpool, UK Mar. 10 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK Mar. 11 - ...

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GOD FORBID: More International Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's GOD FORBID will be touring Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Alaska for the first time this March. The group is currently wrapping up its Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity Tour" that also features extreme metal titans GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS and BYZANTINE. This tour is GOD FORBID's first headlining run in support of ...

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KYLESA Films 'Hollow Severer' Video

Savannah, GA-based sludge rockers KYLESA shot the first video from their new album, "Time Will Fuse Its Worth", yesterday (Tuesday, February 13). The clip is for the track "Hollow Severer", shot with acclaimed director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) and crew at MyGoodEye in New York. KYLESA is currently finishing up ...

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HELMET On FUEL TV's 'The Daily Habit' Tonight

Be sure to tune into Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" to catch a live performance from Warcon Records' HELMET. The episode airs tonight (Tuesday, February 13) at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST and repeats at 12:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. PST and then again tomorrow (Wednesday, February 14) at 8:30 a.m. EST ...

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LAMB OF GOD, STATIC-X, GOD FORBID, ARCH ENEMY Interviews Available On YouTube

ESP Guitars has taken its ever-growing collection of artist endorsee video interviews and made them accessible on the popular video web site YouTube. Currently available ESP video interviews on YouTube include Will Adler (LAMB OF GOD), Wayne Static (STATIC-X), Doc and Dallas Coyle (GOD FORBID), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES), GWAR, and others. ...

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DIECAST Kicks Off SEVENDUST Tour, Shoots New Video

DIECAST kicks off a monstrous 10-week U.S. tour tonight as direct support to SEVENDUST in what will be the longest tour of DIECAST's career. Fans can expect a blistering 45-minute set with a diverse setlist featuring a slew of new material that has yet to be performed live. This is the group's second U.S. trek ...

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GOD FORBID Debuts New Video; Prepares To Shoot First DVD

New Jersey's GOD FORBID is more than half way through their Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity Tour" that also features extreme metal titans GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS and BYZANTINE. This tour is GOD FORBID's first headlining run in support of their latest acclaimed album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", and their new video from that release, "Chains of ...

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EVERGREEN TERRACE Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

High Impact Recordings and Metal Blade Records have announced the signing of Jacksonville, Florida's EVERGREEN TERRACE. Since 1999, EVERGREEN TERRACE has created its own brand of fast, powerful, heavy, and melodic hardcore. The band's disregard for gimmicks and trends has allowed them to make music with true energy and passion. EVERGREEN TERRACE's diverse sound has ...

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PRESIDENT EVIL To Support GWAR In Germany

Bremen, Germany-based PRESIDENT EVIL will support GWAR on the following German dates: Mar. 29 - Wiesbaden (D) Schlachthof Mar. 30 - Saarbruecken (D) Garage Mar. 31 - Lindau (D) Club Vaudeville Apr. 07 - Chemnitz (D) Talschock Apr. 08 - Potsdam (D) Lindenpark Apr. 10 - Hamburg (D) Markthalle Apr. 13 - Hannover (D) Capitol ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album Title Confirmed

West Virginia's forward-thinking thrash band BYZANTINE has set "Oblivion Beckons" as the title of its third album, due out in July via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2005's enigmatic "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents" will contain 12 brand new tracks and will also contain complete note-for-note guitar transcriptions, in both standard musical notation and ...

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CLUTCH: North American Tour Dates Announced

CLUTCH has lined up the following North American tour dates with DUB TRIO and FAIR TO MIDLAND: Feb. 28 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH Mar. 01 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN Mar. 02 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA Mar. 13 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN Mar. 17 - Opera House - ...

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CLUTCH: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

CLUTCH has set "From Beale Street to Oblivion" as the title of its new album, due on March 20 via DRT Entertainment. Produced, recorded and mixed by Joe Barresi (KYUSS, TOOL, MELVINS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the CD "floods the room with riffs, melodies, and monstrously vital ...

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METAL INJECTION Uploads 30 Hours Of Footage Into 'Video Vault'

Metal Injection has uploaded over 30 hours of archival footage into its "Video Vault". Before becoming the first metal video-on-demand network, "Overdose", Metal Injection would release weekly episodic episodes featuring the best in underground videos as well as interviews with today's big stars and up-and-comers. All of these episodes are now available in the "Video ...

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HELMET: More Australian Tour Dates Announced

HELMET will embark on a short tour of Australia in March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Byron Bay, AUS - Great Northern Mar. 24 - Brisbane, AUS - Overcranked Festival Mar. 27 - Sydney, AUS - Gaelic Club Mar. 29 - Melbourne, AUS - Hi Fi Bar Mar. 30 - Perth, AUS ...

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DIECAST To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

DIECAST will be the featured guests on "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 6 on MTV2 at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST. Be sure to tune in to hear what Paul Stoddard (vocals) and Kirk Kolaitis (guitars) have to say about their new album and upcoming touring plans. DIECAST kicks off 2007 with a monstrous 10-week ...

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GWAR Frontman Doles Out Holiday Bonuses

Blender.com has uploaded a video clip of GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus taking part in the site's "Spend Our Money" feature. "[We] gave Oderus $100... he decided to try to buy crack for the crew and opening bands," explains Blender.com's Joe Knaus. "Too bad it turned out to be fake." Watch the clip at

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HELMET: More California Dates Announced

HELMET has lined up the following dates in California: Jan. 09 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah Jan. 16 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk Jan. 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Jan. 20 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew Jan. 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour Feb. 01 - Los ...

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HELMET: California Dates Announced

HELMET has lined up the following dates: Jan. 07 - Glass House - Pomona, CA Jan. 31 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA Feb. 01 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA As previously reported, HELMET's new video for "Monochrome", filmed by director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) of MyGoodEye and featuring ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Frontman Performing On Crutches

Crossover thrash merchants MUNICIPAL WASTE have just finished their mammouth country wide USA tour with GWAR. For a band who are so energetic and crazy — using bodyboards, blowups and wizards — the tour hasn't been without its misshaps. Tony Foresta, singer of MUNICIPAL WASTE, said this about an incident with a bodyboard in New ...

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GWAR, MUNICIPAL WASTE Members Featured In 'Anti-Christmas Special'

Metal Injection has just uploaded its 2006 "Anti-Christmas Special" taking a look at what happens when people take Christmas a little too far. The special also features a brutal rendition of the 12 "metal" days of Christmas, which features cameos from members of GWAR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE RED CHORD, ION DISSONANCE, NORMA JEAN, BETWEEN THE ...

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