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Metallica – Kill ‘Em All Producer Dies At 74

Paul Curcio Producer of Metallica’s classic debut album “Kill ‘Em All” 1983 has died at age 74. Article from www.billboard.com https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8477127/paul-curcio-dead-metallica-kill-em-all-producer   Paul Curcio, Producer of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Debut, Dies at 74 Paul Curcio, the producer and studio founder best known as the producer of Metallica’s historic debut album Kill ‘Em All, died…

Meshuggah To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues – Video Preview

Meshuggah will release a special one time only pressing of their first five albums on November 30, on Nuclear Blast Records that will feature redesigned artwork by Keerych Luminokaya who also did the artwork for thier 2012 album “Koloss”.

The reissues were remastered at Stockholm Mastering in Sweden by Thomas Eberger who worked with the band on their Grammy Nominated album “The Violent Sleep of Reason”.

Pressing Information:

Meshuggah EP (1989) – Clear with Black Splatter (limited to 500)

Contradictions Collapse (1991) – Bone/Grey Swirl (Limited to 500)

None EP (1994) – Bronze with Black Splatter (Limited to 500)

Destroy Erase Improve (1995) – Gold/Brown Swirl (Limited to 500)

Chaosphere (1998) – Swamp Green with Mint Green Splatter (Limited to 500)

 

 

 

Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason

 

 

 

VIDEO: Suffocation – Message From Frank Mullen, Final Tour

Suffocation are heading out on their final North American tour with vocalist Frank Mullen starting this October on their Death Chopping North America tour. Check out tour dates below. Tickets available at www.suffocationofficial.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

October
21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
22 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Down
23 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
24 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
25 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
26 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
27 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Grill
29 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
30 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

November
1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
2 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
3 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
4 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
5 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go **
6 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick **
7 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
9 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
14 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
17 – Reading, PA – Reverb

** No Cattle Decapitation

AUDIO: Cirith Ungol First New Song Since 1991

Crith Ungol are streaming their first new song since their 1991 album “Paradise Lost”.

Bands Statement:

“‘Witch’s Game’ was forged for the upcoming animated movie Planet Of Doom. Since we reunited in 2015, there was always a question if we would release new material. It was always on the top of our minds, and when approached to write a song that would be featured in this amazing movie, we agreed. We had already been working on songs for our 5th studio album and this was a perfect opportunity to dip our hooves back in the lake of fire! We are all very excited about the band’s future and hope you like this sampling of what we have been brewing in our secret lair!”

Cirith Ungol – Witch’s Game


New Sodom EP “Partisan” Out In November

German Thrash Metal originators are releasing a new three song ep in November titled “Partisan” on SPV / Steamhammer Records. Track listing: 01. Partisan 02. Conflagration 03. Tired & Red (live at the Rock Hard Festival 2018) The band lineup is Bassist Vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such, Guitarist Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (Kreator, Assassin) and Drummer Stefan…

VIDEO: Bloodbath – Bloodicide New Lyric Video

New song from Bloodbath from their new album “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn”  out October 26 on Peaceville Records.

The album features vocals by Nick Holmes from Paradise Lost who is appearing on his second Bloodbath album guest stars on the album include Jeff Walker from Carcass, Karl Willetts from Bolt Thrower and John Walker from Cancer.

Artwork by Eliran Kantor who has done Testament, Soulfly and Iced Earth.

 

Tracklisting:

THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN TRACKLISTING
1. Fleischmann [03:38]
2. Bloodicide [04:56]
3. Wayward Samaritan[03:39]
4. Levitator[04:37]
5. Deader[04:06]
6. March Of The Crucifers[04:05]
7. Morbid Antichrist[04:05]
8. Warhead Ritual[03:38]
9. Only The Dead Survive[05:06]
10. Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]

Bonus Tracks on Ltd Edition CD
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
12. Wide Eyed Abandon[05:00]

 

Kirk Hammett …And Justice For All Official Box Set Unboxing

Kirk Hammett officially unboxes the new Metallica – …And Justice For All remastered box set out November 2, 2018. Box Set has 11 CD’s, Double Lp, Picture Disc, Four DVD’s, Mp3 Downloads, Tour Laminate, Patches, and 120 Page Booklet. Pre Order at www.metallica.com . …And Justice For All (Remastered) – Deluxe Box Set Details https://www.metallica.com/store/and-justice-for-all-remastered-deluxe/REAJFADLX.html…

Judas Priest Announces 50th Year Celebration

Judas Priest has announced their be a celebration next year in 2019 for their 50th Anniversary in an interview with Metal Kaoz www.metalkaoz.com . https://www.metalkaoz.com/interviews/21602-judas-priest-richie-faulkner.html Judas Priest recently released their well received by fans new album Firepower, which will appeal to fans of their Painkiller era record. Judas Priest – Firepower – Official Audio: Judas…

Overkill’s D.D. Verni Releases New Solo Album & Lyric Videos

Bassist D.D. Verni from Thrash Metal originators Overkill is releasing his first solo album. The album, Verni – Barricade, was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris who has worked with Rob Zombie.

Guest musicians include Jeff Waters – Annihilator, Bruce Franklin – Trouble, Mike Romeo – Symphony X, Jeff Loomis – Arch Enemy, Mike Orlando – Adrenaline Mob, Steve Leonard – Almost Queen, Angus Clark – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Andre “Virus” Karkos and former Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki.

Statement from D.D. Verni:

“So, why do a solo record… well I never really stop writing material, and after some time, it starts to pile up and take shape and I wonder what it will be. In the past, anything that was not OVERKILL material I would put aside for my other band THE BRONX CASKET CO., but when I starting pulling these songs together, it was clearly not that, and I thought, ‘Okay, I guess it’s a solo record.’ The material was kinda metal and kinda rock and kinda punk, so those really are my basic influences. In OVERKILL, I take all that background and funnel it into our thrash sound. But these songs were not thrash but a combination of the other stuff.

“I would never really have an interest in doing a record that was thrash-sounding outside of OVERKILL; I just don’t think it could be any better. The fun is trying new shit and seeing where it goes for me.

“I could always do all the instruments myself, as I have in the past on projects, but thought this could be a good opportunity to try working with some new people. My wife was hearing me thinking out loud and basically said, ‘Why don’t you just call some guys whose work you like and see if they would be interested?’ And so that’s what I did.”

www.ddverni.com

Verni – Lost In The Underground:

D.D. Verni – Fire Up

 

 

Video: Entombed A.D – Fit For A King

From their new album Entombed A.D. – Fit For A King.

If you didn’t know Entombed had to change their name to Entombed A.D. because last we heard L.G. Petrov the original singer is the only band member left and the other members owned the name Entombed.

If you like Entombed this is still Entombed only it’s Entombed A.D. because it’s just the vocalist from the older line up left in the band, Entombed A.D. albums are good  but it’s just the vocalist left in the band so there is an “A.D.” in their name now.

The other band members are not using the name Entombed as far as we know right now, so there are not two Entombed’s just one, it’s Entombed A.D. unless that changes.

 

 

 

Metallica Blackened Whiskey

www.metallica.com   Metallica have made their own whiskey called “Blackened”. From: https://www.metallica.com/news/2018-08-29-introducing-blackened-whiskey.html Introducing Blackened American Whiskey… Whiskey Remastered Aug 29, 2018 It’s not often that we announce a brand new, never-been-done-before Metallica endeavor, so we’re incredibly excited and super proud to introduce Blackened American Whiskey. Those of you who are whiskey connoisseurs may have heard…

Nuclear Blast Records – Death Is Just The Beginning Retro Album

Nuclear Blast Records is releasing a new retro throw back album compilation Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVII  which brings back their classic compilation album series. The album resembles the older classic Death Is Just The Beginning compilations which helped launch Nuclear Blast Records and many prominent Death Metal bands. Like their older albums the…

Pestilence: US Promoter Cancels Tour After Racism Allegation From Heavy Metal Blog

Legendary Death Metal Band Pestilence, if you don’t know their ex-vocalist is singer for the Legendary Death Metal band Asphyx, just had their United States Tour Cancelled by their US Promoter after the heavy metal blog “Metal Sucks” accused them of racism over the band members post on Facebook. Also related, is an earlier accusation…