REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJALA
The mighty Jalometalli Open Air Metal festival strikes with an outstanding awesome killer line-up to maintain its true metal status on the Finnish festival map. The festival is known for relying on old school metal to offer everything from traditional metal to extreme metal. Above all, it is also the classic names who have never ever visited Finland before that make this special. The legendary Teatria club is now history as it was torn down. Fortunately the organization of the Jalometalli festival managed to find a new location to arrange a true ass kicking festival. If having Slayer headline last year was a real dream come, then getting King Diamond to headline this year’s event was another jackpot for Jalometalli indeed. Of course getting both Dark Angel and Loudness booked for Jalometalli was also killer. The place was packed. When the second day arrived a merciless rain storm hit the area drowning everything. Unfortunately, Testament suffered from the rain.
Once again the Metal Rules team hit the ground of Oulu to witness several absolutely killer bands. The whole Jalometalli festival is so unique and one of a kind that anyone reading this article should take a glance at the offering of the festival. Here is a brief article on the fest. So the time had come all of us to leave bitter sweet farewells to the old venue where we have enjoyed great music and great company throughout the years.Read the rest of this entry »
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, have released the music video for their rendition of the SACRED REICH classic “The American Way”. The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO), during their recent North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED.
2013 was truly an eventful year for DEW-SCENTED! The band released the special anniversary compilation “Insurgent”, toured Europe with Testament in April, played several outstanding festival events (including the inaugural Full Metal Cruise as well as Wacken Open Air) and then finished off by touring Europe (10 countries) again with Death Angel. What a blast! Read the rest of this entry »
Event to be hosted by That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson
Metal Blade Records is excited to announce the latest addition to the 30th anniversary show line up: Sacred Reich! On November 30th, at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA, thrash legends Sacred Reich will perform a short set in between Gypsyhawk and Armored Saint. The set will serve as a brief preview of the full show Sacred Reich has recently announced for February 23rd, at the Key Club in Hollywood, which will be their first full show in Los Angeles in over 16 years!
SACRED REICH vocalist/bassist Phil Rind comments: “We are excited to be involved in Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Metal Blade were the first to offer us an opportunity on Metal Massacre 8, which led to a record deal and the release of “Ignorance” and “Surf Nicaragua”. Three of the best records ever Slayer’s “Hell Awaits”, DRI’s “Dealing With It” and COC’s “Animosity” were all on Metal Blade. Brian Slagel was and still is a huge fan and advocate for metal! We are looking forward to saying thank you to Brian and everyone at Metal Blade in the best way possible, loud and fast!”
For additional updates and information, “like” Sacred Reich on facebook HERE and preview/order the new Live At Wacken CD/DVD at metalblade.com/sacredreich.
Additional special guests confirmed for the show include: Amon’s Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout their set to perform a variety of cover songs. That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson are confirmed to host the event.
In other Metal Blade news:
Metal Blade Records App for iPod and Android now available! The Metal Blade Records app is completely FREE and available for download on the iTunes store HERE and on Google Play HERE.
SACRED REICH to release “Live at Wacken” CD/DVD on November 20th
Phoenix, AZ’s critically-acclaimed, socially conscious and political speed metal act, Sacred Reich, reunited for several Europeans festivals in 2007. One of those festival appearances happened to be at Germany’s Wacken Open Air. The show was captured in spectacular fashion, in a multi-camera shoot which European festivals have become known for. The final product is finally being made available to purchase as a limited CD/DVD, simply titled Live At Wacken.
Live At Wacken boasts a track listing which features twelve of the band’s most popular cuts from throughout their career, which began in 1985. Tracks include: “The American Way”, “Ignorance”, a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”, and of course, “Surf Nicaragua.” The DVD also includes interview footage, as well as other bits of never before seen behind-the-scenes footage.
The video for Surf Nicaragua from Live At Wacken is streaming now at metalblade.com/sacredreich. Pre-orders are also available in both physical and digital formats at that location. Additionally, fans are invited to find a local record store at recordstoreday.com.
Updates from Sacred Reich can be found on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Reich/24848950195. The band has recently announced that they will be performing a show in Hollywood for the first time in 16 years. Sacred Reich will be live at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA on February 23rd, 2013.
Move over Batman – there’s a new symbol dominating the night sky as Hellfest’s mighty H calls brothers to arms for a weekend, that quite frankly, would strike fear into the heart of many a-charging army. As one of the official t-shirt’s states: Keep repeating – it’s only music… it’s only music… it’s only music… Read the rest of this entry »
Sacred Reich from Phoenix, Arizona is one of the classic bands of the ”second generation” of American thrash metal, alongside the likes of Testament, Forbidden and Vio-lence. Their breakthrough came with the ”Surf Nicaragua” EP (1988), an impressive union of powerful metal riffs and the uncompromising aggression and political commitment of punk. More classic releases, like ”The American way” (1990) and ”Independent” (1993) followed, before Sacred Reich folded in the year 2000. Happily, the band returned to the live scene seven years later and will be making their highly anticipated SRF-debut in 2012 – still featuring their classic line-up of vocalist/bassist Phil Rind, guitarists Wiley Arnett and Jason Rainey and drummer Greg Hall.
Tickets are available at our website: www.swedenrock.com. There you can also find more information about tickets, prices and accommodation.
Around 70 bands will perform on our 5 stages next summer. The following bands have been confirmed so far:
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
DIMMU BORGIR SYMPHONY X EDGUY GAMMA RAY DANKO JONES PENTAGRAM
I did an interview with Wiley Arnett, guitarist for Sacred Reich and The Human Condition in July, right before the show in London and Wacken. Apologies for its lateness, but it was a truly amazing experience to be able to talk to Wiley, who was really humble and appreciative of the fans, as well as being immensely talkative about everything from coffee to political issues to families.
Wacken is a blessed mecca of the whole metal world. Again this year it was entirely sold out when ten thousands of metal manics travelled from all around the world to gather and witness plenty of ass kicking bands. The weather forecast for Wacken didn’t look that promising. The chaotic and muddy mess caused by long and heavy rains rampaged the ground during the whole summer. The festival often provides a survival test to every visitor with its mud and crap. But but gods of metal had seen the light and blessed the whole three day metal inferno with tremendous extreme heat and a sunny weekend. Things could not be better…sun, metal and beer. That combination is nothing but an utter perfect way to enjoy the metallic mayhem at Wacken.
As usual, the true metal commando team from Metal-Rules.Com was there again witnessing a helluva lot of great bands and above all an unexpected huge fire in the main area. Feel, see and enjoy this article.
Here is the very first interview I’ve ever done for Metal-Rules.com.
HUGE thanks to Wiley for taking the time out to answer a few of my questions. I hope you all enjoyed reading it, as much as I enjoyed the opportunity to ask one of my favorite bands some questions. If any bands out there want to see reviews of their product, or if you have any info to pass on to me, e-mail me. I am open to any suggestions, criticisms, or comments, please send them on.