Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Texan dark occult metal band Venomous Maximus to bring you an exclusive first listen to “Moonchild”, which comes from their upcoming album Beg Upon The Light, which comes out July 2nd via Napalm Records. However, we don’t only have the song for you to hear, we’ve also got several pictures from the upcoming music video as well! Check it all out below and make sure to pre-order the album here. READ MORE
In an effort to help prove that the metal community is not filled with mindless, hate-filled, angry men, author/photographer Alexandra Crockett is putting together a photography book entitled Metaldudes Cats Book that showcases some of the most brutal and visionary members of the West coast metal community with their darling, adorable little balls of fur: their cats.
Crockett comments, “Metaldudes Cats Book challenges stereotypes of masculinity and the metal culture. I think we can all agree that cat photos and videos are an integral part of the Internet. Metaldudes Cats Book combines three loves that have a global reach: Kitties, Metal, and Dudes. A love of kitties binds the entire world together, even tough guys who listen to brutal, harsh music.”
Isis, Xasthur, Atriarch, Black Goat, Book of Black Earth, Harassor, Lord Time, Skeletonwitch, King Dude, Morbid Angel, Anhedonist, Thrones, Lightning Swords of Death, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, Nausea, Exhumed, Phobia, Murder Construct, Cattle Decapitation, and Gypsyhawk are only a few of the bands that have already volunteered to be photographed with their kitties.
Read on for more information and some images from the book. READ MORE
Several new acts have been added to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV today, including Allegaon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Dark Sermon, Trapped Under Ice, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. You can see the full line up as well as day-by-day schedule and ticke information below. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Anthrax recently announced the shocking news that lead guitarist Rob Caggiano had quit the band, just a month before a heavy touring schedule was set to begin. However, the band also stated that they would not be hosting auditions for a new lead guitarist. The reason for that is now obvious as it has been announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in as lead guitarist while the band tours over the next few months.
Scott Ian states, “Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper. I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13′s gonna be a good year.”
Donais adds, “I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of The Big Four, I’d be crazy to not want to play with them. Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band – Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed – who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”
You can see all tour dates that Donais will be on below. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends (and one of the Big Four) Anthrax have announced tour dates for the upcoming ‘Metal Alliance’ tour, which you can check out below. The band will play their 1987 album Among The Living in its entirety during the tour. Support will come from Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail.
Guitarist Scott Ian comments, “Holy crap am I so excited about this year’s Metal Alliance Tour! It’s been a great year and a half for us since ‘Worship Music’ came out and to cap it off with a Grammy nomination. This is such a perfect lineup. To make this tour even more special, we will be playing our ‘Among The Living’ record in its entirety. I can’t wait to play ‘Horror Of It All’! Come on out and worship with us, my friends. You do not want to miss this. USA on Hell one more time.”
System Divide will be embarking on their first ever US tour starting in February of 2011. They will be joined by 3 Inches Of Blood, Eluveitie, and Holy Grail. This tour is in support of their recently released Metal Blade Records debut album ‘The Conscious Sedation’. Check out the tour dates after the jump!
Metal Blade Records has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to exclusively premier a full stream of Tampa, Florida melodic death metal act THE ABSENCE‘s upcoming album Enemy Unbound starting today! Be sure to head over to MetalSucks.net to check out Enemy Unbound in its entirety before it even hits stores. If you like what you hear head over to the band’s landing page and pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. Enemy Unbound is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.