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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.



3:33 stream new album “S/T”

Richmond, VA thrash punks 3:33 are streaming their album “S/T.” The album serves as follow up to their single “War On!” that was released in December of last year. 

Check out the new album below.



Converge Stream Latest EP “Beautiful Ruin”

The legendary hardcore-goes-metal innovators of Converge have released a new EP. It’s titled Beautiful Rain and is available to stream below. The EP features four tracks of crushing brutally from the band who are simply one of the best and most creative in the business.

The previous release from Converge was 2017’s full-length, The Dust In Us.



Mutoid Man stream new “Covers EP”

Mutoid Man (featuring Ben Koller of Converge and Stephen Brodsky of Cave In) are now streaming their three track “Covers EP.” 

The three piece act last released “War Moans” in June 2017.

Check out the new material below.



Twitching Tongues stream new song “Kill For You”

Twitching Tongues are getting set to release their new album Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, and they are streaming their first single, “Kill For You,” now.  You can check it out below.

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred is set to be released on March 9th via Metal Blade Records.  It will follow up Disharmony, which was released back in 2015.



Slayer to embark on final tour

Metal icons Slayer have announced that, after 37 years together, they are “making their exit” with a “final world tour.”

The band made an announcement this morning, saying: “Slayer to tour the world one more time…,” and they confirmed on their official website that they will embark on what will be their final U.S. tour this summer, with support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. We’ll keep you posted as official tour dates come to light.

A 30-second video clip of Slayer confirming that they will embark on their final tour together can be viewed below.

Slayer’s most recent studio album, Repentless, was released 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.



August Burns Red stream instrumental cover of “Last Christmas”

August Burns Red are currently streaming an instrumental cover of the Christmas classic “Last Christmas.” You can listen to it below.

The band’s latest release was album Phantom Anthem, which was released on October 6th, 2017, and serves as a follow up to the band’s 2015 album, Found in Far Away Places.



Protest the Hero announce ten year anniversary “Fortress” tour

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of critically acclaimed album Fortress from Protest the Hero, the prog-metal vets have announced a North American tour which will also head into Canada for eleven of the dates.

You will be able to purchase tickets starting tomorrow, December 1 at 10 AM EST here. A very limited number of VIP tickets will be available here as well.

The supporting acts of the tour will be announced in January of 2018.

Check out the dates below and remember to grab a pair of tickets!