Newly wed couple Dan Phillipps and wife Kinga decided to start their wedding off with a bit of a bang by entering the hall to Slayer‘s “Raining Blood”. In a story to Blabbermouth.net, Phillipps stated, “Slayer has always been a very special band to me. Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax were the reasons I got into heavy metal. I remember first hearing ‘Hell Awaits’ in 1987 and being blown away. I never heard anything like it.
“When I first met Kinga, I didn’t know she was into extreme music. She’s from Poland so I randomly asked her if she heard of Behemoth or Vader. To my surprise, she heard of them and had seen them live in concert a few times. So we instantly clicked. Our second date was a Rotting Christ concert.
“When I was planning our wedding intro, I knew that I didn’t want your typical wedding music for our intro. I spoke to Kinga about it and she agreed. A standard wedding intro just didn’t seem right for my wife and I. Something about the ‘Raining Blood’ intro seemed like the perfect walk-out music for us. I got goosebumps just thinking about it. Most of my friends and family loved our intro. They said it was perfect for my wife and I.”
You can watch the video of him nearly ripping her arm of in excitement below. READ MORE
New York death metal legends, Immolation, recently played its first club show in seven years at New York City’s Webster Hall as part of the Blackened Music Series sponsored. Stream or download the concert at the following location
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Immolation will headline a US tour this Fall in support of their Nuclear Blast debut, Majesty and Decay. Joining them will be the Polish death metal tank and label mates Vader, along with Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology.
Check after the jump for upcoming tour dates!
Highly distinguished Dutch death metal greats, God Dethroned, have recently released what is being heralded as one of the best albums of their long career in Passiondale. On the heels of this release, Metal Blade has extended God Dethroned’s contract yet again to continue putting out some of the most intense and unique death metal albums from one of the genre’s best bands.
God Dethroned will be campaigning across North America once again. This time, they’ll be supporting Overkills’ 25th Anniversary Killfest tour throughout April. The tour starts April 1st in Philadelphia at the Trocadero.
Los Angeles thrash titans Warbringer just completed a massive European tour and have now set their sights back on North America as they prepare to embark on a cross-country tour with genre legends Overkill alongside Vader, God Dethroned, Evile and Woe of Tyrants. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/warbringer
to view their complete, rigorous touring itinerary.
John Laux (guitars) further states: “Just finishing up our latest European tour, which was definitely a ‘whirlwind’. We’ve spent the past two months all over Europe, doing five weeks of shows with Evile and then three weeks of headlining dates, mainly focusing on Eastern Europe. The conditions were rough as we did our own dates crammed into a van with seven people and all of our gear. Also, the weather just seemed to get colder and colder. Fortunately no one got too sick and all the fans who came out each night made every gig worthwhile. It was cool to venture into countries like Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary. We were happy to try a lot of the local food, wine and beer. We’ll have a lot of great memories from this run.