Wacken being sold out is a kind of mystery, for sure. The event is somehow sold out every year, but this year’s sell out wasn’t a surprise as Savatage with Trans Siberian Orchestra and Judas Priest were headliners. Thousands and thousands of metal fans from every corner of the world arrived at Wacken to have fun and enjoy metal. Instead the weather gods didn’t show much support towards the festival and all its visitors. The hard rains literally ruined the ground and soil of the festival area. The whole Wacken village and large area of fields became the ultimate mud war field. The weekend at Wacken was one hell of a surviving camp.
Despite the tremendous problems and brutal field of mud, the people still gathered to witness the return and resurrection of Savatage and the massive show from Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released a live rendition of the song “Execution / Don’t Save Me” at this location:
The track comes from their upcoming The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco album, which will also be included with the release of their a thrashumentary DVD.
The a thrashumentary DVD release was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios will be released July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The release will include a bonus full live album entitled The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco.
Thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL will release The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco on LP exclusively through Nuclear Blast mail-order on July 24th. The release will also be made available in the digital format and as a bonus CD with their upcoming DVD entitled a thrashumentary. Artwork for the LP version was created by Joey James Hernandez.
“Joey James Hernandez has created designs for most of our tour merch over the past few years,“ commented guitarist Rob Cavestany.“We love his style and felt it the perfect fit with this record!
70000 tons Of Metal is the biggest heavy metal cruise on the planet. It has gained and created a loyal and fanatical following amongst metal fans around the globe in a short few years. Even though there were a lot of discussions, and even some outrage on the official 70000tons forum and social media, about the long silence while waiting to hear about the booking of the bands. However, the whole cruise was a surrealistic experience for journalists and fans alike. Spirits were not dampened by a rainy day which whipped the Caribbean sea and the ship, Majesty Of The Seas, about. The metallic mayhem on the sea sailed from Miami, Florida to Costa Maya, Mexico and back. Here is the brief write-up of all these bands who appeared on the ship.
House of Blues Hollywood March 1, 2014
Halo of Blood over North America tour 2014
Review and photos by Metalette
When I heard that Children of Bodom, Death Angel, and Týr were touring together, I was stoked. What a dream line-up! I saw them on a Saturday night at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, and the show was even more awesome that I imagined it would be. And I knew it was going to be awesome, so that’s saying quite a bit. Read the rest of this entry »
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released a brand new video clip for the track “Left For Dead” at www.deathangel.us! The song is taken from the band’s recently released seventh studio album The Dream Calls for Blood, and comes on the verge of their upcoming tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM. Commented guitarist Rob Cavestany:
“We would like to present to you our new video for the song ‘Left For Dead’ – the opening track off our latest record The Dream Calls for Blood. Directed by none other than Tommy Jones at VideoHammer Studios, it is comprised of footage filmed at AudioHammer Studios in Florida during the recording of the album. Catch a glimpse into our world in the recording studio as we create, collaborate, lay down tracks and attempt to survive the insane madness of making a DEATH ANGEL album! Hope you enjoy this little morsel that we proudly serve up to you as an appetizer – catch the main course when we hit your town on tour which kicks off this Thursday! 8 weeks across North America – plenty of chances to feast upon us… bon appétit and see you in the pit!”
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have made a second trailer previewing their upcoming album The Dream Call for Blood available here: http://youtu.be/Hn0tfRqY_hk. The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on October 11th (Rest of Europe), October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America). Fans can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here: http://goo.gl/xipVSX.
Three years have passed since the release of DEATH ANGEL’s crushing Relentless Retribution album; three years of constant touring and on-the-road-songwriting. Now the band has returned with yet another visceral slice of thrash! The Dream Calls for Bloodwas recordedat AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL). Read the rest of this entry »
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have made a third single from their upcoming release The Dream Calls for Blood available for streaming on their website! Check out “Fallen” at the following location: http://www.deathangel.us/#!tdcfb/c6sm.
The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on October 11th (Rest of Europe), October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America). Fans can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here: http://goo.gl/xipVSX.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have made a lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album The Dream Call for Blood available here: http://youtu.be/2WVL0VjBrjg. The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on October 11th (Rest of Europe), October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America). Fans can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here: http://goo.gl/xipVSX.
“We are pleased and proud to present to you the first lyric video from our new album – the title track The Dream Calls for Blood,” commented guitarist Rob Cavestany. “This is but an appetizer for the feast coming your way soon… beware! You may not be hungry after watching – it’s a bloody orgy of intense ecstasy!”
DEATH ANGEL recently made the title-track of their upcoming album The Dream Calls for Blood and the song “Caster of Shame”available for streaming now on www.deathangel.us.
Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.
Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!
This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.
Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.
Legendary Bay Area thrash metallers DEATH ANGEL have announced a CD release show for their upcoming 7th full-length release! Catch the band October 18th at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA with special guests 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS and REVOCATION. Everyone that purchases a ticket will also receive a copy of the new DEATH ANGEL album at the show! Tickets now on sale at http://tickets.slims-sf.com/events/338248
DEATH ANGEL recently wrapped recording the follow up to their 2010 release, Relentless Retribution, at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER).Cover art will once again be handled by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).More details will be revealed shortly.
Legendary Bay Area thrash metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter AudioHammer Studios next month to begin recording the follow up to their 2010 release, Relentless Retribution. Guitarist Rob Cavestany recently checked in to give the following update:
“After nearly 3 years of nonstop touring for Relentless Retribution, we are about to enter the studio to record our seventh album! We are playing the final show of the Relentless Retribution Tour on March 31 in Holland, fly home for a few days of final pre-production rehearsals in Oakland, then begin tracking in Florida on April 8.
Relentless turned out the way we wanted so we we’re taking it to the next level with the same team. The new album will be done at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof and I producing. We had a blast doing the last record there and now we know each other better and how well we work together… plus the album cover art is being done by Brent Elliot White who did Relentless Retribution. Let’s just say we have a good feeling about this one. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket.Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For further information visit http://clubcitta.co.jp/.
THRASH DOMINATION 2013 ANASTASIS
TESTAMENT, DESTRUCTION, DEATH ANGEL 3/9 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
3/10 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
TESTAMENT are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.
VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!
VIP ticket packages will include the following:
*Meet and Greet with members of TESTAMENT.
* Photos with members of TESTAMENT.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8×10 photo of TESTAMENT.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount Coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of TESTAMENT‘ s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by TESTAMENT.
TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM
1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ* (BUY TICKETS)
2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/4 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM* (BUY TICKETS)
* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing
TESTAMENT recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).
The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.
TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.
Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.
Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums
Old school thrash metallers rejoice – this is a fucking great time to be a metalhead! ‘80s thrash metal is having a bit of a second renaissance now, with Big 4, the return of Joey Belladonna, Alex Skolnick, and David Ellefson to Anthrax, Testament, and Megadeth respectively, and new albums from each of these bands. This time last year, Anthrax announced they would be touring with Testament and Death Angel to support their new album, WORSHIP MUSIC. Back in 1987, Anthrax took Testament on their first European tour, so this 2011 – 2012 US tour was flashback to that classic time period. The Anthrax / Testament / Death Angel tour was so successful they added a second leg and a third leg. Tonight’s show in Atlantic City, NJ is the final show of the third leg. This is the last time to catch these thrash legends on the same bill. Read the rest of this entry »
On September 21, 2012 a great triple bill of thrash veterans had fans’ anticipation high and tickets selling so well, that the gig was moved to a larger venue. On a hot Friday night in Calgary, Alta., Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel took over MacEwan Hall. The venue usually hosts all-ages shows but this time the show remained an 18+ event and the milling crowd appreciated still being able to have their beers and enjoy the concert. Read the rest of this entry »