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“Clash of the Titans” tour reboot rumored to be in the works

Clash of the Titans. Do you remember that tour from the early 90’s? Were you even alive back then? Did you miss it when it happened? Well, now rumors have been floating around that a reboot of this legendary tour will happen next year or so in honor of its 30th anniversary.

However, as indicated by the Facebook page Thrash Metal Family, the rebooted “Clash of the Titans” tour may not include Slayer (who are in the middle of their final world tour) but likely Megadeth and Testament. Other thrash veteran acts, including Kreator, Exodus, Death Angel, Overkill and Anthrax, have been suggested a fill-in for Slayer, while “new school” bands such as Suicidal Angels, Havok and Warbringer have been suggested to open the tour.

There were two lineups of the “Clash of the Titans” tour. The first one took place in Europe in September and October 1990 and it was co-headlined Megadeth and Slayer, and supported by Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. A U.S. leg from 1991 was triple-headlined by Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax and the opening act was none other than Alice in Chains. Megadeth and Slayer actually toured together again back in 2010, co-headlining the “American Carnage” tour, with the first leg supported by Testament and the second by Anthrax.

We’ll keep you updated when details on the rebooted “Clash of the Titans” tour surface!



SIBIIR (blackened hardcore, NO) announce European tour

Norwegian blackened hardcore band SIBIIR have announced a European headline tour in support of Ropes, their second full-length album out October 4th via Fysisk Format. Inspired by the Siberia region of Russia, which the band describes as “the coldest place on Earth”, SIBIIR have received significant praise for their past releases and especially for their 2016 self-titled debut. Though they use the “blackened hardcore” label to define their unique blend of black metal and hardcore sounds, SIBIIR consistently demonstrate a passion for experimenting outside of genre confines. Check the tour poster above to see if you can catch them.

We last heard from SIBIIR when they dropped their EP Leeches back in July. Check out the title track from that release below.



Obey The Brave release video for “Calme le jeu”

Obey The Brave have released a video for “Calme Le Jeu”, a track from the Canadian band’s new album, Balance, which was released back in July. Have a watch below.

They’ve also announce a new bass player – Benoit Landreville has joined them as a permanent fixture.



Obey The Brave release video for “Seeing Red”

Obey The Brave have released an all-new video. “Seeing Red” is the first single off the Canadian band’s new album, Balance, released on July 19th.  You can watch the metalcore band’s latest offering below.



Obey the Brave stream new single “Cold Summer”

Canadian metal core outfit Obey the Brave are now streaming their new single “Cold Summer.”

The boys last released their 2017 album “Mad Season” off of Epitaph Records. Check out the new video below!



Spinebreaker (Metal, CA) Stream “2019 Promo” Demo

California death metal unit Spinebreaker are allowing fans to stream a demo titled 2019 Promo. The effort features just two tracks of rapid and raw death metal. It’s out now on Creator-Destructor Records.

You can check it out below.

The previous release from Spinebreaker was the 2015 full-length, Ice Grave.



Death Before Dishonor (Hardcore, MA) Stream New Single “Cowards Will Fall” From Forthcoming Album “Unfinished Business”

Boston-based hardcore act Death Before Dishonor have a new album coming out on July 26. It’s called Unfinished Business and to get you lot in the mood for it, the band have been good enough to put out a single early.

You can enjoy this first taster of Unfinished Business below. If you like “Cowards Will Fall”, you can pre-order the full album now from Bridge Nine Records.

The previous full-length release from Death Before Dishonor was a whole ten years ago. It was the 2009 effort, Better Ways to Die.



Death Before Dishonor announce new album “Unfinished Business”

Death Before Dishonor have announced they are to release a new album on 26th July. Unfinished Business is an 8 song affair, recorded at Zeuss Studio (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie) and scheduled to come out on long time label Bridge Nine Records.

No advance tracks or pre-orders are up yet, but check out the track listing below.



Kringer & The Battle Katz (punk-metal, UK) stream new EP “The New Adventures Of…”

UK punk/metal act Kringer & The Battle Katz are streaming their new EP, The New Adventures Of…, which was released on May 14th via Horn & Hoof Records.

You can give the EP a listen below.

Kringer & The Battle Katz last released Space T-Rex in February 2018.



New dates leaked for potential final Slayer U.S. tour

Another December live show for Slayer‘s final U.S. tour has leaked out. The website Wegow says the band will perform its final shows in their home state of California: one is at the Fox Theater in Oakland on December 29th and the other is the recently-leaked New Year’s Eve show, which will take place at The Great Western Forum in Inglewood. Both shows will include support from Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan.

Slayer, who announced over a year ago that they would be embarking on their final world tour, released their most recent studio album Repentless in September 2015 on Nuclear Blast. It was their first album since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first one with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the Jeff Hanneman, who died in 2013.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on a potential final U.S. tour from Slayer come to light.



Slayer will reportedly play their last show in L.A. on New Year’s Eve

According to Metal Addicts, the website Wegow has listed what appears to be metal icons Slayer‘s final show in their hometown of Los Angeles. The show will reportedly take place on New Year’s Eve (December 31st) at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood and will be supported by the likes of Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan.

Slayer, who announced over a year ago that they would be embarking on their final world tour, released their most recent studio album Repentless in September 2015 on Nuclear Blast. It was their first album since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first one with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the Jeff Hanneman, who died in 2013.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Slayer’s final show in L.A. come to light.



The Damned Things (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Anthrax, Alkaline Trio) release new single, “Cells”, and reveal album details

After nine years in the wind, The Damned Things have announced that they’re returned with the release of a new album. The “supergroup”, freshly revised with a lineup consisting of Keith Buckley – Vocals (Every Time I Die), Scott Ian – Guitar (Anthrax), Dan Andriano – Bass (The Alkaline Trio), Joe Trohman – Guitar (Fall Out Boy) and Andy Hurley – Drums (Fall Out Boy), will release “High Crimes” on April 26th through Nuclear Blast Records.

The band have dropped the first single “Cells”, which you can check out using the player below and in all the usual places.



Album review: No Real Hero – “The Forest”

Hailing from Montreal, No Real Hero have unleashed a new EP, a follow-up to their 2014 self titled album. The Forest will have you feeling nostalgic for the early days of Fat Wreck Chords. Their brand of punk infused metal delivers a message of rebellion and heartbreak. The easiest comparison to make is Propagandhi. They are both Canadian, they both liberally use epic guitar riffage to highlight their punk sneer, and both seem intent on kick-starting a revolution.

The Forest opens with a track that seems pulled from Tron, dark and ominous with an electric pulse. This shroud is shredded by a barrage of guitar licks and a bombastic rhythm as “Comfort and Sorrow” makes it clear that this band is not here to play nice. ‘What’s good to you don’t mean shit to me’ they snarl as they lament about how people ‘Seek comfort in other people’s sorrow’.

“Broken Waters” a song about mourning the death of a child perfectly mirrors rage and despair with changes in tempo. One minute anger and swelling guitars, the next a soliloquy of despair. It’s a heartbreaking look at the helplessness felt in the mortality of someone so new to the world.

The incendiary nature of this EP shines through on “This is Home”. ‘Just watch us kids come together/we rise our fists high and strong’ is the riotous call to arms for despondent kids unsure of the rage they feel or their place in life. A song that one can only imagine would be amazing live, with all the kids that this song mentions singing along with their fists raised in solidarity.

“The Forest for the trees” provides a lush and technical display of guitar chops. Then we reach the pinnacle of the album, the closer “Red and Black” a song that explores a purposeful overdose on the part of a young girl upon the realization that her boyfriend shared her nude pictures. It’s a dark exposè on current social trends that plague our society.

The Forest is a short but intense offering from a band that takes a familiar style and completely makes it their own. This may be the only time I say this, but if they added a little more of that electronic Tron-esque sound from the opener to the rest of the album, I would not complain.

4.5 / 5 Stars



GWAR (Alien Metal, Outer Space) Stream Video for “Viking Death Machine”

The extraterrestrial thrashers of GWAR have just released a video for their track “Viking Death Machine”. The tune features on the band’s 14th studio record, The Blood of Gods and you can check it out below.

The band’s lead vocalist, Blothar, had the following to say about the new video:

“Humans, are you ready to ride the ‘Viking Death Machine’? Our latest video is a faithful animated schlockumentary depicting my harrowing, blood-drenched defeat of the Load Warriors and the other denizens of Saturday morning raceway hijinks, including all of my fellow bandmates in GWAR. I am delighted to take my rightful place as the King of Cartoon Violence, and champion of the first annual Suck-It-Up-Butter Cup! Watch the video now! It’ll make you shit.”



New band alert: Canavar release video for debut single “Sacrilege”

Southampton, UK’s Canavar have released a single “Sacrilege” off their upcoming self-titled debut due out September 28. Canavar straddles the line between punk and metal, creating high energy chaos with no shortage of face melting melodies.

Check out the debut video below.