Bloodstock 2017 – It’s going to be a blast!

May 4th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Bloodstock Open Air Festival returns for another year of metal mayhem in August!

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Sabaton with support on The Last Tour Scandinavian leg 2017 – leg 1 – Sparbanken Skåne Arena Lund,Sweden

May 4th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Sabaton

The Last Tour Scandinavian leg 2017 – leg 1
Accept – special guest
Twilight Force – support act

Sparbanken Skåne Arena
Lund
Sweden
22/3 – 2017

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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CARNIVORE Guitarist to Perform “30 Years of RETALIATION” Set at Black N’ Blue Bowl 2017 Pre-Party Show, Headlined by CRO-MAGS

May 4th, 2017
by EvilG

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ Bowery Electric in New York City
Doors @ 3:30pm, $20, All Ages
 
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When Brooklyn, NY thrash metal crossover band CARNIVORE wasfirst formed in 1982 by groundbreaking vocalist Peter Steele, no one could have predicted the influence they would inject into underground heavy metal culture, or the legacy Steele would carry on into Type O Negative. The raw energy of their aggressive and often shocking, violent live assaults reverberated beyond the walls of the New York City clubs they frequented, creating an impact acknowledged throughout the metal community even today.

CARNIVORE attacks once again on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Bowery Electric in New York City (327 Bowery) as part of the Black N’ Blue Bowl 2017 Pre-Party Show, featuring headliners Cro-Mags.

Retaliation era guitarist Marc Piovanetti a.k.a. “Marc Carnivore” will present “30 Years of Retaliation” and celebrate the life of Peter Steele by performing a set of tracks from the record, including “Sex and Violence”, “Jesus Hilter”, “S.M.D.” and others. Marc will perform vocals and guitar alongside Adam Tranquilli (Bloodfeast, Retaliation) on guitar and backing vocals, Jake Blochinger (Circus of Steele, The Banner) on drums, and Paul LaPlaca (THOR, Circus of Steele) on bass and backing vocal. This is the first time any type of full CARNIVORE set will be performed by an original member since Peter Steele’s passing.

Limited tickets for the event are nearly sold out and are available at the door and via www.theboweryelectric.ticketfly.com. Tickets are $20 and the show is all ages. Doors open at 3:30pm.

Marc Carnivore says: “I’d like to thank the Black N’ Blue Bowl for hosting this year’s first official anniversary set celebrating 30 years of Peter Steele’s crossover masterpiece, Retaliation! This incredible opportunity to finally stage my favorite musicians and perform a long-awaited showcase of songs only from CARNIVORE‘s Retaliation, is literally a dream come true.
 
I’ve been trying to plan a proper tribute to Peter Steele’s legacy ever since his untimely passing in 2010. I never got a chance to thank Peter for his incredibly positive influence on both my music and my personal life, so this show really means a lot to me. In my opinion, I think it’s already kicked off the 2017 anniversary celebration worldwide. Every day fans from Europe, Asia, South America, Brooklyn, Vinnland and just about everywhere else ask me which songs we’re going to play and what song we’re going to open with. Aside from myself, there’s only one other surviving original member of CARNIVORE, so I feel it’s an important duty to carry on the legacy of the band. This performance is where CARNIVORE‘s fans, both young and “vintage”, can finally witness the power and madness of Peter’s legendary (and legendarily controversial) personal diary of thrash and mosh, live, in the flesh. I’ll also be singing lead vocals at the show for the first time ever! So please wish me luck, and I’ll see ya’ 5/20… Children of Technology!”
 
Black N’ Blue Bowl’s “Cuzin” Joe Cammarata adds: “We are thrilled to be hosting the 13thyear of the Black N’ Blue Bowl in New York City, and are especially excited about the “30 Years Of Retaliation” set at the pre-show. Peter Steele had deep roots in the New York hardcore scene having been involved in the iconic Agnostic Front Cause For Alarm album and having played so many CBGB matinees. His legacy lives on and we look forward to celebrating his life on May 20.”

Black N’ Blue Productions is run by “Cuzin” Joe Cammarata, Freddy “Madball” Cricien and friends, and it is the Hardcore production company. BNB events are already legendary for bringing back the best of the old, and ushering in the new; whether presenting the sold-out Black N’ Blue Bowl, or regular gigs and parties – bands, DJs and fans converge. This year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00pm sharp and is an all ages show. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and are available via www.pitchforkny.com or www.websterhall.com. The line-up features Gorilla Biscuits, Rest in Pieces, Token Entry, Terror and many more.

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Testament / Sepultura / Prong at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA

May 3rd, 2017
by Infamous Butcher

Testament / Sepultura / Prong

The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

April 23, 2017

Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf

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Incineration Festival – Another year of the extreme!

May 3rd, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Incineration Festival, the UKs most extreme music festival, is back for another year in London on the 13th and 14th of May.

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Akani – Interview with Jorge Rosado & Anders Löwgren

May 1st, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

What started out as a project in 2012 between members and former members of such distinctive bands like Merauder, Soilwork, At the Gates, Dead Reprise and others, steadily became a full time band with two releases so far and a first tour under their belt. After a well-received 7” EP, “Santa Muerte”, back in 2014, the band started to develop more, went through some minor line-up changes, and eventually released their first full length through the label Demons Run Amok in the summer of 2016, “Through My Darkest Infernal”.

I had the opportunity to interview vocalist Jorge Rosado (Merauder) and drummer Anders Löwgren (Dead Reprise, Prison Riot) before they were about to play their second show ever, which took place in Pori, Finland, on the 18th of March. We talked about the interesting history on how the band was formed, the distance factor between the band members and their upcoming plans.

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Zeal & Ardor + Pryapisme + Combineharvester @ The Underworld Camden, London

April 29th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Zeal & Ardor + Pryapisme + Combineharvester

@ The Underworld Camden, London

April 20, 2017

Review by The Hun
Photography by Inty Malcolm

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New Iced Earth song “Seven Headed Whore” available!

April 28th, 2017
by EvilG

You can now watch the lyric video for Iced Earth’s “Seven Headed Whore”!

Grab the record now at: http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

 

Iced Earth - Incorruptible

Iced Earth – Incorruptible

After nearly three dedicated decades, Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest ICED EARTH record since 1996 milestone The Dark Saga and 1998’s chart-blazer Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Incorruptible Tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army            (5:21)
  2. Black Flag                       (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing                     (6:25)
  4. The Veil                          (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore       (3.00)
  6. The Relic (Part 1)          (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
  8. Brothers                               (4:45)
  9. Defiance                              (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)(9:30)

 

ICED EARTH line-up:

Jon Schaffer – Rhythm, Lead, and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards/MIDI, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Brent Smedley – Drums, Percussion

Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Jake Dreyer – Lead Guitar

 

ICED EARTH online:

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialIcedEarth

http://www.icedearth.com/

Earlier:

“Brothers and sisters,
Stay tuned for the release of the first singles from Incorruptible starting with Seven Headed Whore tomorrow, Friday April 28th. Then roughly 24 hours later on Saturday April 29th we will see the release of Raven Wing. The metal will flow!
Thanks and we hope you enjoy!”
Jon Schaffer

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Anthrax with support act The Raven Age on Among The Kings European Tour 2017 at Amager Bio Copenhagen,Denmark

April 28th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Anthrax
Among The Kings European Tour 2017
The Raven Age – Support Act

Amager Bio, Copenhagen,Denmark
6/3 – 2017

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Album Premiere: Blood of Angels

April 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Florida’s Blood of Angels churn out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of melodic death metal, laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners’ head moving from the get-go. Their debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods” released on 21st April, which will be followed by some extensive touring.

https://bloodofangels.net/store

Hailing from one of the epicenters of extreme metal, Blood of Angels are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy.

Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” With hints of Dark Tranquility and Amon Amarth among other bands making up the palette of their sound, and a slick production to accentuate the pummeling drive of the music, the band is preparing to release on the 21st of April.

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AMON AMARTH To Kick Off US Tour With Goatwhore

April 27th, 2017
by EvilG

AMON AMARTH will return to the road later this week for a US headlining trek with labelmates Goatwhore. Beginning this Sunday, April 30th and running through May 21st, the eighteen-date trek will also see AMON AMARTH making appearances at some of the country’s premier music festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range. See all confirmed dates below.

AMON AMARTH w/ Goatwhore:
4/30/2017 Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
5/01/2017 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/05/2017 Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC *
5/06/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2017 Dark Lord Day – Chicago, IL *
5/14/2017 Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI *
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/21/2017 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH *
*AMON AMARTH only

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RIDE FOR RONNIE: Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke, Lita Ford, Jeff Pilson, Sons of Anarchy’s Emilio Rivera and More Join 3rd Annual Motorcycle Rally & Concert

April 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Sunday, May 7, Riding from Glendale to Encino, CA

Special Performance Announcement Coming Soon…

Benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, Raising Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity

Hosted by Radio Personality Eddie Trunk
Featuring Performances from Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples, The Loveless, Sonia Harley and No Small Children

The 3rd annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Rally and Concert, benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, is set for Sunday, May 7, 2017, comprising a Motorcycle Ride through the streets of Los Angeles County and an afternoon of live music. Last year’s RIDE FOR RONNIE event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.

Riders will assemble at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. Among those expected to join Dio Cancer Fund co-founder and president Wendy Dio and the cavalcade of motorcycle riders are rockers Lita Ford, Gilby Clarke (former Guns N’ Roses guitarist), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) and Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) plus actors Chris Bruno (The Dead Zone) and Sons of Anarchy’s Emilio Rivera, Rusty Coones and Star Fields.

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Royal Hunt – “A Life To Die For” (Official Live Video)

April 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Royal Hunt – “A Life To Die For” (Official Live Video)

Royal Hunt will soon release “2016”, a smokin’ live album and video! Get a taste now with “A Life To Die For”
“2016” is out May 12, 2017 via Frontiers Music srl.

Pre-order on 2CD/DVD or Blu-Ray from Amazon here:http://radi.al/RoyalHuntLiveAmazon or Frontiers’ webstore here:www.frontiers.shop

 

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Brutal Assault : INTRODUCING FESTIVAL ARTWORK AND HARDCORE ANNOUNCEMENTS!

April 26th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Our homepage was just revised to include our new festival visual design, that was brought to life in cooperation with ISISDESIGNSTUDIO. As you can see the thematic hasn’t strayed from the path we’ve outlined some years ago. To enjoy our new artwork in full extent we’d like to invite you to a freshly opened section of our web at http://brutalassault.cz/download/ where you can download PC/mobile wallpapers, flyers or posters with the new festival design and some more graphic materials. We’d be utmost happy if You could share this news with Your friends!

Next pleasant obligation of ours is to present some newly confirmed bands to our 2017 bill. Many of you wanted to see more hardcore bands in the line-up and you shouldn’t be disappointed! HATEBREED are returning to BA stage once to present metallic hardcore with hooks that will catch you and never let you leave the pit! THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are doing a couple of farewell shows this summer and BA just couldn’t be left out! OVERKILL have been around for almost 40 years but their brand new record lefts no one in doubt, that with their show you’re still gonna feel the fire like it’s 1985! There are not many bands that are universally loved but their live shows are more scarce than platinum so it makes us very proud to bring you a WINTERSUN show!

Debutants at BA stage, OATHBREAKER from Belgium, are oscillating between post-hardcore and post(black)-metal, while another debutants AVERSION CROWNS from Australia utilize three guitarists brandishing 8 string guitars to present their pummeling blend of mechanized death and haunting atmospherics. Texan crossover thrashers POWER TRIP will share their incredible live energy with you as well as one of the most insane mathcore bands of the early 2000’s THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, who are coming back after a six year hiatus. Last two bands of this announcement are the vikings of Bergen HELHEIM and the most intense band from Australia KING PARROT with their dirty thrasing sludgy grindcore.

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Brutal Assault : LINE-UP UPDATE WITH BORIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONEROOM AND CROWBAR

April 26th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Sadly we have to start this announcement with two bands that had to withdraw from our lineup for this year – LIFE OF AGONY and GRUESOME. On the other hand we are very happy to welcome atmospheric black metal innovators WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, who kickstarted whole alternative course of the genre some 15 years ago!
And the same goes for BORIS, the Japanese experimental genre shifting trio, that excites fans worldwide by their music drawing influence from psychedelic rock, punk, sludge, doom metal, drone, pop, noise, shoegaze and ambient for 25 years now! The English VALLENFYRE on the other hand have much simpler musical worldview consisting of gloomy death metal like only the British islands inhabitants can produce.
Lousiana‘s own CROWBAR formed around the charismatic character of Kirk Windstein will present the genre they helped to shape down there in the muddy swamps of NOLA – their characteristic blend of personal confession sludge. Two young bands – namely energic sludgy hardcore of Sweden’s GOD MOTHER and lively American metalcore of MISS MAY I – will be in contrast to all the seasoned veterans above.
Dark metal of Czech legends ROOT will celebrate 30 years in hell and Italians GRAVEWORM will cast shadow over our beloved fortress, while three closing acts of this batch will stir up the dust by setting armies of hardcore fans on collision course in the pit. These three bands are New York City hardcore punk SHEER TERROR, California metallic hardcore FIRST BLOOD and female fronted nu metal from Moldova INFECTED RAIN.
And don’t forget, early bird ticket prices are valid til end of April!

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