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Oct 15th 1996 #Motorhead released the album "Overnight Sensation" #CrazyLikeAFox #ShakeTheWorld #Broken #CivilWar #MurderShow #HeavyMetal
Did you know...
This album was the first since Ace of Spades (1980) to have a picture of the band on the cover.
Oct 15th 1984 #Manowar released the album "Sign Of The Hammer" #Mountains #Thunderpick #Animals #TheOath #SignOfTheHammer #HeavyMetal
Did you know....
The song “Thor (The Powerhead)” has been covered by symphonic metal band Therion on the album Crowning of Atlantis.
Oct 15th 1987 #JoeSatriani released the album “Surfing With The Alien” #SatchBoogie #AlwaysWithMeAlwaysWithYou #Circles #InstrumentalRock
Did you know..
The album reached number 29 on the #Billboard chart.
It remained on there for 75 weeks, the longest run of any of his releases
Headbanger Recall? Parents ask to boot principal over Iron Maiden fandom
Some Canadian parents want a heavy metal-loving high school principal to headbang her way to another job.
Parents at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario launched a petition to remove Principal Sharon Burns because she is an unabashed fan of the legendary British band Iron Maiden.
More than 500 people have signed the appeal to transfer Burns after the metalhead posted a picture of a doll of the band’s zombie mascot Eddie, and a hand-drawn picture reading “666” on Instagram, according to the petition.
Oct 15th 2021 Lutharo release their DEBUT album “Hiraeth”
Did you know…..
The band is from Hamilton, Ontario and formed in 2012 under the name “Incarnadine”.
30 FUCKING YEARS OF MACHINE HEAD!!
Formed “ON THIS DAY IN METAL” October 12th 1991.
HIS LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM in STORES NOW!!
Oct 16th 1970 Black Sabbath played the Mayfair Ballroom in Birmingham.
ALL NIGHT HEAD-ROCK EXPLOSION!!!
A CONCERT WITH NO RESTRICTIONS ON DRESS OR HAIR!!!
October 6th 2020
Rocker Eddie Van Halen, former guitar virtuoso of rock group Van Halen, died Tuesday morning at the age of 65 from throat cancer, according to his son, Wolfgang.
Canadian Melodic Death Metal Quintet 'The Agonist' have returned with a blistering new EP "Days Before The World Wept" released via Napalm Records. It encapsulates their signature sound that spans various genres of metal yet brings a whole new tremendous onslaught to the senses.
The EP is a conceptual fable, a kaleidoscope of metal wizardry and dramatisation that pulls out all the stops. It tells the story of greed, pain, confusion, redemption, rebirth and hope.
The lead track, 'Remnants in Time' opens with classical piano before dropping you face first into frantic blast beats and hauntingly dramatic choral vocals. Vicky Psarakis' astronomical vocal ability is showcased here, alternating between the gutteral lows, the soaring highs and the haunting melodies, hitting every single pitch and continuing to do so throughout every single track.
The following track 'Immaculate Deception' opens with a brief spoken word interlude of 'If you look at the face of evil, evil will look right back at you' before you're suddenly ambushed by the double bass ferocity of the drums and eerily operatic vocals. Towards the end of the track, there are viciously gutteral vocals that carry you straight into the reworked version of 'Resurrection' which fits the theme of the EP perfectly.
The closing tracks of the EP, Feast On The Living and the title track are ferocious and fast paced, with double bass driven moments intersped with a slightly more progressive sound accompanied by precision guitarwork.
The guitars are technically meticulous and intense, the drums are rapid fire and relentless and the bass attack leads you into a highly emotive world of roaring ferocity and staggering vocal ability.
The Agonist have taken no prisoners in displaying their extremes and I honestly think the music speaks for itself. I vibe with this EP and give it a 8/10.
Oct 13th 1960 #JoeyBelladonna singer with #Anthrax was born!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal #ThrashMetal
Did you know...
He is also the vocalist and drummer of the cover band Chief Big Way.
Oct 11th 1947 #AlAtkins founding member and former singer with #JudasPriest was born!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal
Did you know...
Judas Priest was formed in 1969 by Al Atkins, Bruno Stapenhill, John Partridge and John Perry
Oct 10th 1954 #DavidLeeRoth singer with #VanHalen was born!! #HappyBirthday #HardRock #ClassicRock
Did you know…
In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.
Oct 6th 2020 #EddieVanHalen guitarist with #VanHalen passed away. #HeavyMetal #ThisDayInMetal #RIP
Did you know…
He is regarded as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history, and was well known for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique.
Oct 3rd 2003 J.D. Kimball singer with Omen passed away. #RIP #NeverForgotten #PowerMetal
Did you know…
He sang on 3 albums and remained pretty much entirely absent from the music scene from 1987 until his tragic passing in 2003.
Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on MTV's Remote Control in 1988!!
Charlotte Wessels - Tales From Six Feet Under Former Delain singer Charlotte Wessels retreated to her basement during lockdown last year and began writing and recording a song a month for her Patreon page. The results are collected on this incredible album that's a long way from the symphonic metal bombast of Delain but unmistakably Charlotte Wessels. While the (self)production is expansive, this is an intimate, vulnerable blend of goth, pop, prog and metal that offers lyrical solace for outsiders and dark hearts.
Crypta - Echoes of the Soul It's 3 months old now, but Echoes of the Soul is still kicking my ass from here to Sao Paulo and back. This Brazilian four-piece came together through a love of old-school death metal and it's been a while since I heard anyone capture the morbid spirit of the early Florida scene as well as they do on this debut. It's wall-to-wall killers, sick lyrics, gargatuan riffs at every turn, and crisp Morrisound-style production, all punctuated by the howling banshee fury of Fernanda Lira (ex-Nervosa). Essential.
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu On first listen, Senjutsu pushed me right out. The songs were too long, the production too muddy and I felt like I could hear too many familiar vocal patterns to really get much out of it. Somewhere around the third listen though, it proved me wrong on all counts. Yes, it took patience but Senjutsu now feels to me like the best thing Maiden have done in decades. This is a 'mature' record, a very different Maiden to the one that made Number Of The Beast, but that doesn't mean it's boring. At its best, it's epic, almost hypnotic in parts, and possesses a quiet grandeur that, without ever showing off, feels genuinely majestic.
Carcass - Torn Arteries If you heard Torn Arteries without knowing who it was, you'd probably think it was a new and hungry band, loaded with the energy of youth, high on their own songwriting. Instead, it's Carcass. 35 years into their career and the death legends are still ripping up the rule book and delivering the goods. While a long way from their goregrind roots, Torn Arteries is brutal, fast, heavy and instant. A shot of re-agent to the heart. Dark as Hell but with their trademarked wryness lightening the load (who can't love a 10 minute song called Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited?), Torn Arteries is a headbanger's dream.
Spiritbox - Eternal Blue It's hard to believe the same band dealing out gorgeous fuzzed-up dreampop like Secret Garden are grinding and growling their way through a riff colossus like Hurt You but Spiritbox's debut album thrives on these contrasting extremes. Experimental but never inaccessible, Eternal Blue is an ugly/beautiful journey through Courtney LaPlante's fractured psyche; an incredible place to visit but you maybe wouldn't wanna live there.
Hooded Menace - Tritonus Bell Scandinavian doom merchants Hooded Menace drop in some traditional metal influences for their sixth album, to excellent effect. The songs still sprawl across lengthy runtimes and aim to crush your skull with their heaviness but there's a bit more speed, some great guitar harmonies and even a few hooks that give the songs space to breathe (albeit to breathe in the fetid air of death). The album's dungeon-dark gloom is addictive, wrapping up with a grim cover of W.A.S.P.'s The Torture Never Stops that, fittingly, makes you want to play the whole thing over again.
Rivers of Nihil - The Work The Work is overwhelming. For real. If you sit down and listen - properly listen - it is lyrically, musically and emotionally A LOT. Building on the unpredictable intensity of 2018's Where Owls Know My Name, Rivers of Nihil head deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of high-strung progressive tech-death. It's like an anxiety attack set to music and can really take it out of you but, by the end, there's a certain serenity, a feeling that you've been through something rough and come out the other side a lot stronger for it.
Vomit Bag Squad - Tales From The Bag You'll need the right kind of (damaged) mind to truly love this but if 80s horror films and crossover-thrash are your jam, Tales From The Bag will hit you right in the gut, pull out your intestines and gargle with your blood. In the best possible way. Every song is short, sharp, catchy and ready-made for the pit. The lyrics are hilariously blunt, compressing movie plots into singalong soundbites. Even an epic like Aliens gets condensed to straight-talking rhymes like "Kill the queen, kill it with fire / kill the queen before she lays more / kill the queen, kill it with fire / kill the queen with MAXIMUM GORE!" - and, frankly, what more do you need?
Jinger - Wallflowers Ukraine's Jinjer have been honing their groove-metal/djent sound for a while and Wallflowers, their fourth full album, feels like the one where it's all finally come together. The ferocious energy is still there but it's matched with stronger songwriting than ever from them and a lyrical consistency that makes Wallflowers a powerful, cohesive album. Tatiana Shmayluk's vocals are off-the-scale here, mixing hardcore screams, death growls and haunting clean vocals in a way that feels new and passionate, while the band scale technical heights in time signatures you'll need a calculator to work out.
Doro - Triumph & Agony Live The legendary metal queen celebrates the 35th anniversary of Warlock's seminal Triumph & Agony album by recording it live in a different running order. Yes, yes, I know you could just listen to the original but honestly, whichever way you cut it, Triumph & Agony is one of the greatest records of all-time and what makes the live version special is Doro's unwavering enthusiasm for the songs. She's on fine form here and the excitement is contagious. If you're not throwing the horns and singing along by the time she gets to the anthemic All We Are, then we're very different people indeed...
This Day in Metal October 14th with Liam Wilson!!
#TheDillingerEscapePlan #IronMaiden #KISS #Riot #Exodus #YngwieMalmsteen #Saxon #HeavyMetal #ThisDayInMetal
YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 🤘🏻👍👊
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Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece' is now available in paperback! The national bestseller by NY Times bestselling author Dave Mustaine is available at Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble and your local bookstore. Pick up your copy today!
Judas Priest have postponed the 25 remaining dates of their current North American tour after guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalised.
A statement released by the band reads, "It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our US tour.
"Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated.
"In the meantime, we are all sending love to our falcon to wish him a speedy recovery.
"As soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates, we will of course announce them - tickets will be valid."
Get well soon Ritchie! 👊🤘🏻👍🎸
It’s finally here! Metallica’s eponymous album, better known as The Black Album, is remastered and will be available everywhere on September 10th. The Black Album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time, with global sales of over 35 million, and contains a series of unrelenting singles, “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven," “Nothing Else Matters,” “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Sad But True.”
I’m starting this petition to bring back That Metal Show.
I believe we have enough supporters to have this show back on the air.
The show ran VH1 Classic from November 15, 2008 and ended on May 9, 2015 with a span of 14 seasons. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the series features three hosts interviewing musicians from the hard rock and heavy metal genre in addition to artists and non-musicians who are metal fans while various segments intervene throughout the episode.
So c’mon and sign this and let’s show everyone that we believe this show deserves to be back on the air.
Rock-and-roll icon and three-time bestselling author Nikki Sixx tells his origin story: how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx, chronicling his fascinating journey from irrepressible Idaho farmboy to the man who formed the revolutionary rock group Mötley Crüe.
Iron Maiden earns its highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Sept. 18), as its latest studio effort Senjutsu debuts at No. 3. The veteran hard rock band previously peaked at No. 4 with its last two studio releases: The Book of Souls (in 2015) and The Final Frontier (2010). In total, Senjutsuis Iron Maiden’s 15th top 40-charting album (dating to its first, The Number of the Beast, in 1982), of which four have hit the top 10.
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A memorial plaque honoring late electric guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has received formal approval to be installed in his hometown of Pasadena at the city’s Civic Auditorium – a venue EVH played at numerous times between 1975 and 1978.
The commemorative initiative was championed by Pasadena residents Randa Schmalfeld and Julie Kimura, who, through a GoFundMe page, raised over $6,500 from fans to push through the permanent plaque.
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Brian Vollmer, founding member and vocalist of the rock band Helix, which was formed in the mid-1970s, said he wants to write a book and produce a film about “the golden age of the Canadian bar circuit.”
“I think it was a unique time in Canadian music history (1965 until the early 1990s) that will never be repeated,” said Vollmer, who plans on using airline credits racked up when live shows were cancelled during the pandemic to fund the project and travel for interviews.
Mike Levine bassist for legendary Canadian band Triumph talks about the band’s upcoming documentary Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine and past stuff including the time Bon Scott entered their dressing room.
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One of heavy metal’s greatest bands Judas Priest are set to release a mammoth limited edition box set which will include every official live and studio album to date plus 13 unreleased discs. This is the most extensive release of previously unreleased music the band have made from their vast archives – a real treat for fans. Restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. This special release will be out on 15th October 2021 via Sony Music.
This Was My Life” will be the first-ever film to memorialize Menza’s legacy and celebrate his life exactly how it was. It is described in a press release as “an unflinching exploration into the life of one of the most successful thrash-metal drummers of all time, authorized by the Menza family. From his childhood all the way through to the end of his life including a true blow-by-blow account of the repeated failed attempts of the classic ‘Rust In Peace’ lineup.”
“This Was My Life” will feature rare and never-before-seen photos and video footage from Nick’s archived VHS tape collection, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 through 1991. Included will be exclusive content showcasing Nick working at the studio, personal home movies, casual time and party time with his fellow bandmembers, as well as other well-known artists of the era that Nick toured with. The film will also include new interviews with those who knew Nick and were touched by his life.
“I am proud to announce I will narrate/co-produce the upcoming documentary film ‘This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza’ and I look forward to sharing together with you the life story of one of music’s most celebrated rock star drummers of all time, Nick Menza.”
Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”
Melissa VanFleet covering W.A.S.P. “Sleeping in the Fire”
Remember this classic!!
STEELHEART “I’ll Never Let You Go”
Featuring the beautiful Priya Panda!
Off their debut album “SERMONS OF THE SINNER”