Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Seattle's Thou Shall Kill new album artwork and track list

Below is the announcement by the Seattle extreme metal band Thou Shall Kill. Below you will find an older post by this publication with useful information about upcoming shows.
OFFICIAL: Tonight, with the announcement of our CD release show on August 19th at El Corazon, we share with you all the track list and artwork for our upcoming CD "Death King Enthroned".
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Track List:
Epitaph
Judas Behold: The Scourge of the Nazarene
Kingdom Of Shadows
Weapons of War
Buried Beneath
Doomsday Creation
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Many of these songs you have heard us play live in the past and now they have finally been recorded for you to conjure the blasphemies at any time as you so wish. So join us on August 19th at El Corazon and welcome the demons to your world.
END OF ANNOUNCEMENT.
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This is a recent post by this publication about Thou Shall Kill.
Seattle extreme metal band Thou Shall Kill will be returning to Everett, WA on the 27th of June at Tony V’s. This time around they will be sharing the stage with Puerto Rico’s Zafakon. The band has been working on a new album and they say that soon they will release it. In the meantime, catch them live in action in Everett soon and also in Seattle at the dates listed below. They will probably play more shows, but this is the information available so far.
June 27 Zafakon (Puerto Rico), Thou Shall Kill, Method 13 at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
OFFICIAL: The time has come once again for a new reign of power. From the north through rain, wind, and storm comes a new breed of death metal. Bringing back what was once lost in today's death metal. The art of creating dark and spiritual music that enpowers the listener with a sonic soundscape of the past, present, and future. Thou Shall Kill are visionaries, not followers of trends but in fact creators of a new & truly different style of sheer apocalyptic destruction. This art of extreme metal will see new horizons as we strive to work hard and continue to bring quality yet devastating metal to the masses. Showing extreme technicality and memorable songwriting skills and show no mercy attitude to create memorable song's. Bringing back the sound, the attitude, the darkness of 90's European/ Florida death metal with a modern day touch. Releasing the 2006 demo " Penance Of Death." Then releasing the 2008 "Feeding Christians To Lions" and 2009 "True Evil" promo songs. Started as a one man project founded in 2004 in Los Angeles Ca. The living entity of founder guitarist/vocalist Dragonis Khan stopping at nothing and never compromising to change. Staying true to the the spirit of death metal and it's legacy. Danny Uther Pendragon on vocals the screaming dead voices from the north. Frank "Freak" Kattner the headhunter on bass lows from the darkest depths of earth. Releasing the "From The North" four song E.P. Aprill 2011 release. Then the hunt begins for a label And the debut album to be released by 2012. Circle pits will become the new coliseum of blood elbows, ears, and necks will never be the same again. The new kings of Seattle death metal and the assassins throne are ready to rise, rule, and dominate.
facebook.com/thoushallkill

free metal music: Demon Hammer

Demon Hammer is black thrash from California, U.S. This EP is a very good indication of the band’s style: emphasis on thrashy riffs and black metal vocals. The recording quality sounds good and appropriate for the genre. The quality of the band looks good and the EP is a reason for black thrash fanatics to search this band. If a thrasher looks at the song list below, you might notice the title of the fifth song and you’d be right. It is a cover taken from Destruction’s 1985 album Infernal Overkill. It’s a good cover, of course. The cover also shows you where the heart of these Californians is. They have it in the right place.
Demon Hammer
Throne of Chaos
release date: October 24th, 2016
label: independent
1.Trance Meditation 03:46
2.Opposition to the Cross 04:29
3.Enforce the Code 04:54
4.Legions of Belial 05:08
5.Bestial Invasion 04:24
total time 22:41
demonhammerthrash.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/DemonHammer

free metal music: Moribund Scum

Moribund Scum is thrash from Germany. Back in 2013 they did a demo, but they have a more recent recording called Into the Void. It is a free recording at Bandcamp. They have recorded a serious album of honest thrash. The music is relatively raw because this is meant to sound like real music played by people, not computers. The band prefers to call themselves metalpunks and the music is thrash with semi-growled and crust vocals and songs for headbanging. Listen to the complete album and download it at the first link below.
Moribund Scum
Into the Void
release date: January 23rd, 2016
label: independent
1.Faint 02:12
2.Away 04:07
3.Join the Cult 04:13
4.Fools Theater 03:12
5.Into the Void 04:35
6.Compulsion 06:54
7.Wundgelebt 04:10
8.Binary 07:34
total time 36:57
moribundscum.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/moribundscum/

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thou Shall Kill returns to Everett, WA

Seattle extreme metal band Thou Shall Kill will be returning to Everett, WA on the 27th of June at Tony V’s. This time around they will be sharing the stage with Puerto Rico’s Zafakon. The band has been working on a new album and they say that soon they will release it. In the meantime, catch them live in action in Everett soon and also in Seattle at the dates listed below. They will probably play more shows, but this is the information available so far.
June 27 Zafakon (Puerto Rico), Thou Shall Kill, Method 13 at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
OFFICIAL: The time has come once again for a new reign of power. From the north through rain, wind, and storm comes a new breed of death metal. Bringing back what was once lost in today's death metal. The art of creating dark and spiritual music that enpowers the listener with a sonic soundscape of the past, present, and future. Thou Shall Kill are visionaries, not followers of trends but in fact creators of a new & truly different style of sheer apocalyptic destruction. This art of extreme metal will see new horizons as we strive to work hard and continue to bring quality yet devastating metal to the masses. Showing extreme technicality and memorable songwriting skills and show no mercy attitude to create memorable song's. Bringing back the sound, the attitude, the darkness of 90's European/ Florida death metal with a modern day touch. Releasing the 2006 demo " Penance Of Death." Then releasing the 2008 "Feeding Christians To Lions" and 2009 "True Evil" promo songs. Started as a one man project founded in 2004 in Los Angeles Ca. The living entity of founder guitarist/vocalist Dragonis Khan stopping at nothing and never compromising to change. Staying true to the the spirit of death metal and it's legacy. Danny Uther Pendragon on vocals the screaming dead voices from the north. Frank "Freak" Kattner the headhunter on bass lows from the darkest depths of earth. Releasing the "From The North" four song E.P. Aprill 2011 release. Then the hunt begins for a label And the debut album to be released by 2012. Circle pits will become the new coliseum of blood elbows, ears, and necks will never be the same again. The new kings of Seattle death metal and the assassins throne are ready to rise, rule, and dominate.
facebook.com/thoushallkill

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lucifera

by MMB
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The new album by the Colombian band Lucifera is black thrash practiced at a high level of quality and experience. The fateful alliance of longtime vocalist Blasfemia and composer HellRazor is turning out to be a great combination of skill and understanding of how Lucifera music should be. Fortunately, the album shows that they are able to make their vision come to life. The recording sounds good and professional for the genre of raw black thrash and black metal, and songs that hit the ground running. The memorable riffs, and we're talking about major headbanging riffs here, and the possessed vocals makes for an irresistible work for the audiences that want black thrash, black metal and raw thrash metal. The music has some melodies in places that they have carefully selected, and the drumming, which is also a highlight of the album, goes from thrash speeds to blasting speeds in some segments for maximum headbanging action. The blasphemous lyrics are in the Spanish language interpreted through the voice of the black metal witching spirit, and the music is in the universal language of heavy metal. If this is a style of metal that you live for, then you will find this album a most pleasing experience. Hear the complete work at the first link below.
OFFICIAL: Morbid Skull Records presents the latest release of the black/thrash metal sensation LUCIFERA from Colombia. With a sound firmly rooted in the old school style, they whip up a storm and deliver a dozen extremely potent and acerbic tracks. Alejandra Blasfemia's vocals are veritably hateful and vile, and coupled with the fact that they're delivered in a native language exacerbates things greatly. Given the nature and tone of the primitive music, they go very well with it and sound like fierce incantations belonging to an ancient black art ritual. 'Preludio Del Mal' is scathing yet laden with catchy riffing and exudes a fantastic vibe throughout. LUCIFERA are a revelation indeed and anyone who can appreciate vicious old school black/thrash metal will find a new favourite in this one.
Lucifera
Preludio del mal
release date: February 24th, 2017
label: Morbid Skull Records
1.Esclavos de Dios 06:02
2.Los demonios de Loudun 04:29
3.Tiempos siniestros 04:22
4.Alianzas de acero y metal 05:41
5.Tormentas de sangre 04:10
6.Culto ancestral 04:45
7.A través de la muerte 03:56
8.Preludio del mal 03:33
9.Leyendas mortuorias 04:17
10.El señor de las moscas 04:49
11.Letanías infernales 04:48
12.Blasfemias 11:30
total time 01:02:22
LUCIFERA - Preludio del Mal [Full Album 2017]
morbidskullrecords.com
facebook.com/LuciferaColombia

Zafakon (Puerto Rico) returns to Everett, Washington

Zafakon returns to Everett, Washington state on the 27th of June at Tony V's. In 2015/2016 this band from Puerto Rico, along with fellow Puerto Rican thrashers Calamity, toured the United States, including the state of Washington. They played in Everett on January 2nd, 2016. Zafakon is a thrash/groove band with growling and on the night of January 2nd they put on a good show appreciated by the headbangers present (they played a different venue in Everett, not Tony V's). They had been traveling a lot throughout the United States, and once they were on stage, the energy kicked in and they performed in a professional way. In a live setting, Zafakon is a headbanging, thrashing band and they have a serious work ethic on the stage. They have some chugging parts, some thrashing riffs, but they also have melodies and memorable parts that work well for the songs. Listen to their music at the first link below.
OFFICIAL: We will be playing this summer around the United States mainland. Prepare yourselves for an explosive show that will cover material from both of our albums "War As A Drug" and "Release".
We will share some dates with California's Anger As Art and Puerto Rico's Damaged.
Dates listed below:
6/10 - Club 77, Rio Piedras PR
6/22 - The Merrow, San Diego CA*
6/23 - Shamrock Chino Hills, Chino Hills CA*
6/24 - Toot's Tavern, Crockett CA*
6/26 - Twilight Bar and Cafe, Portland OR
6/27 - Tony V's Garage, Everett WA: Zafakon, Thou Shall Kill, Method13
6/30 - Streets of London Pub, Denver CO
7/01 - The Riot Room, Kansas City MO
7/02 - The Wisco, Madison WI
7/05 - Slash Run , Washington DC**
7/06 - The Fire, Philadelphia PA**
7/07 - FAT BABY, NEW YORK NY**
* with Anger As Art
** with Damaged
discography
Fall EP 2011
War as a Drug full-length 2013
Release full-length 2015
Zafakon / Deus Inc. split 2016
www.zafakon.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/zafakon

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Azooma

Azooma is progressive extreme metal from Iran. The vocals are mostly growled, although there is a bit of melodic vocals here and there, but at this point, by far, they concentrate on the progressive and heavy aspects of their music. Azooma sounds very much like progressive extreme metal for today and for the audiences that can appreciate musicians making an effort to walk the line between songs that have skills, but not so much so that it is exclusively music for musicians. In selected places, they choose to add a bit of melody so that the listeners can find a bit of comfort or something to remember. Naturally, this work does require repeated listens because, any way you slice it, it's still very much the progressive interpreted through the lens of extreme metal, enhanced with elements of the technical to boot. Do you enjoy progressive music in the form of extreme metal? Why not listen to the band's album today? It's available for listening in its entirety at the first link below.
Azooma
The Act of Eye
release date: October 10th, 2016
label: Xtreem Music
OFFICIAL: Iranian death metal stalwarts Azooma return with a new album, their debut full length, after shocking everyone with their incredibly well-received EP titled 'A Hymn of the Vicious Monster'. The new album has taken things even further, showcasing superior songwriting and masterful execution. There's a special quality to their semi-technical structuring which remains intriguing even after a few listens. Musically, it's comparable to bands like Opeth (mid-period), Disincarnate, Gorguts, Nile, Ade, Hour of Penance and more, but Azooma strive to develop a sound of their own rather than directly emulating any of their death metal peers. To that extent, they succeed remarkably well. Azooma's death metal doesn't abandon the roots and yet does something progressive and adds its own flavour to it.
The Act of Eye
1.Act 1: Plague of Predator
2.Act 2: Umbra of Mirth
3.Act 3: The Ocular Dominance
4.Act 4: Erosion of Shadows
5.Act 5: Non-Entity of Visions
6.Act 6: Flare of Flames
7.Act 7: Objectivity of Oblivion
8.Act 8: The Eyes - A Tale of Sight and Shadows
Azooma is:
Shahin Vaqfipour - vocals
Ahmad Tokallou - guitar
Farid Shariat - bass
Saeed Shariat - drums
Biography: In May 2004, Iranian guitarist Ahmad Tokallou and bassist Farid Shariat decided to form a band with their interest in the Rock and Metal genres but in a new way, which was influenced by their own familiar Persian culture. Farid's brother, Saeed Shariat - drummer, joined them in July 2004, and completed the band, entitled AZOOMA.
The band began practicing, covering songs from bands such as Death, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Kreator, while developing their own sound. Soon after, they began to compose original songs which sent them to the underground metal scene of Mashhad, The Holy City. In 2005, AZOOMA played their first show in their home town and then they decided to focus more on the Progressive and Death Metal genres. This led them to invite vocalist and lyricist Shahin Vaqfipour to the band. They created their first demo in 2006 and worked on discovering their own style. In 2009, Ahmad and Saeed joined another Iranian death metal band temporarily because Farid and Shahin had to serve in the Army. They played several shows and festivals in countries such as India, U.A.E, Nepal and Armenia. After the other two members finished serving the army, They left and built their own rehearsal room for AZOOMA. The band played as co-headliner act at the Persian Metal Fest 2013 and shared a stage with great bands such as GOROD.
AZOOMA spend most of 2012 and 2013 writing and recording new material for the band's debut EP, "A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster", which sounds heavy, brutal and fast. They mixed old school death metal elements with some Persian ones, which run through their veins, resulting in 6 heavy unbelievable tracks. In 2014, AZOOMA searched to find a suitable record label for releasing this EP. AZOOMA signed a contract with Spanish record label company Xtreem Music which supports true Metal music and bands that are not so much known in Metal scene all over the world. "A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster" was released worldwide on June 15th 2014 through Xtreem Music. AZOOMA worked hard on a masterpiece during 2015 and 2016. Their debut full length album which is called "The Act of Eye" is set to release on 10th of October 2016 via Xtreem Music record label company worldwide too. Which is also be a conceptual album like their previous EP. On this album Dave Rotten of Avulsed collaborated on some parts of vocals in the first song with his brutal and awesome vocals . Mathieu Pascal of Gorod played an amazing solo on track 6 and he also mixed and mastered the whole album too.
xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-act-of-eye
facebook.com/AZOOMAOfficial/
azooma.band@gmail.com

Fuglymaniacs is up to some tricks again

Texas-based Fuglymaniacs site has posted the following.
This particular heavy metal music fanatic is unable to spend a penny on your band right now but promises that it will happen one day. Heavy metal support for life.
"I Totally Support Your Band!"
fuglymaniacs.com/Templates/fuglyspin-2017-my-total-support.html
fuglymaniacs.com

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated June 17, 2017

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin Zine.
June 19 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus, The Devils of Loudun at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 19 Tengger Cavalry, Felix Martin, Helsott at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 20 Helion Prime, Weaponlord, Thread the Sky, Nasty Bits at Highline, Seattle, Wa
June 21 Helion Prime, Heart Avail, Framework, Aardvark at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 22 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 22 a night of prog/tech/death metal with: Tethys, Vow of Volition, Seren, Apotheon, Divitius, Increate at Real Art Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
June 23 Demerit, Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Ground Score, No Klasse at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 23 Beyond Theory, After the Fallout, 4th Chamber Ritual, Children of Seraph, others at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
June 23 Bürien/ Marc & the HorseJerks, Power Skeleton, Dystopian Anthems at Lucky Liquor, Tukwila, WA
June 23 Salem Knights, Await The Avalanche, others at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
June 24 Noctium, After the Fallout, Descent at Tony V's, Everett, WA
June 24 Oxygen Destroyer, Born without Blood, Kihalás, Obsidian (L.A.) at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 24 Ironwood, Six Gun Quota, Pagan County Rebels at Wally's, Wenatchee, WA
June 24 Avoid the Void, Killing the Messenger, Vultures above Us at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 24 Jugs of Blood, Marc and the Horsejerks, Power Skeleton, Voycheck at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
June 24 Black Liquid Funeral, Sausage Slapper, Xenopsy at 12626 16th Ave SE, Everett, WA
June 26 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered, Born Without Blood, Dilapidation at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 27 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 27 Zafakon (Puerto Rico), Thou Shall Kill, Method 13 at Tony V's, Everett, WA
July 28 Chapel of Ghouls-Metal DJs at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
June 29 Sammy Hagar at Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
June 29 Witch Bottle, Samara, Isenordal (acoustic) at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 29 Limegoat, Sons of Donovan, Whythre at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 30 Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hidious Creep at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 30 Product of Hate, Ikillya, Jahai, Prey the Hunter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 30 Crud Guns, Mother Root, Sonic Erotic at The Bindlestick, Snoqualmie, WA
June 30 Felled at Thirst for Light IV, Red Hawk Avalon, Raymond, WA
June 30 Violent Hallucinations, Oxygen Destroyer, Born without Blood, Drug of Choice at Stonegate Pizza, Tacoma, WA
July 1 Better Shred Than Dead, Episode I: The Accused AD, Misuse of Power, Oxygen Destroyer, Hostilgato at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
July 1 Adrenaline Mob, The Wild at Tony V's, Everett, WA
July 1 Goat Fest IV: Pill Brigade, Crud Guns, Sacrament ov Impurity, Infrablaster, Kömmand, Noceur, Draconian Summoning at 2129 Stevens St, Seattle, WA
July 1 Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, Big Idiot, Primordial Atrocity, Evil Awakening, Arrowhead, Countless The Dead at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA
July 1 Innumerable Forms, Acid Feast, Cerebral Rot, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 1 'Til Skies Fall, Hungry Hearts, Eyas/Luna, The Ford Theatre Reunion, Down the Scope, Visceral Embodiment at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 2 Beyond Theory, Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia, Sun Mother at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 2 Fit for an Autopsy, Tombs, Moon Tooth, Heiress, Breag Naofa at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 2 Isenordal at Thirst for Light IV, Red Hawk Avalon, Raymond, WA
July 5 Castle, Bruja, Zorlac at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 6 Transcend the Realm at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 7 Beyond Theory, Darky Dark and The Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia, Deathbed Confessions at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
July 8 Antichrist, Kömmand at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 8 Progenitor, Ghostblood, Primordial Atrocity at Rock Loft Music Lounge, Tacoma, WA
July 8 Odyssey 10 Year Anniversary at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Crimson Guardian, Fifteen Stitches, Halcion Halo at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 9 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 10 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch, Un, Blame the Wizards, Ireshrine at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 11 Voltumna, Xoth, Noceur, GraveWitch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 11 Bermuda, Armed for Apocalypse, Filth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 13 Acid Feast, Cartilage, Succumb at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 14 The Iron Maidens at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
July 14 Dead Lakes, Blood And Thunder, Groundfeeder, For the Likes of You, Odyssian, Arisen From Nothing at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
July 15 Xoth, Krystos, Weaponlord at Lucky Liquor, Seattle, WA
July 15 July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Charlie’s Bar & Grill, Olympia, WA
July 15 After the Fallout at The Backyard Festival (2 days, 2 stages, 40 bands) at Louie G's, Fife, WA
July 15 Wounded Giant, Dangg, The Devils of Loudun at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 16 Starkill at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Eagles, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Wounded Giant, Sir Mark the Poet, Toecutter at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
July 18 Wounded Giant at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
July 19 Parasitic Ejaculation, Angel Splitter, Visceral Embodiment at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 21 Rhine, Black Bone Exorcism at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
Jul 21 Terror Universal at The Pin, Spokane, WA
Jul 21 The Munsens, Bruja at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 22 Rhine, Rat King, Black Bone Exorcism, Great Falls at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand, Kihalas at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Invidia, Gabriel and The Apocalypse, Prey the Hunter at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 24 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 25 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 29 Zeke, Acid Teeth, Boxcutter PNW at The Shakedown, Seattle, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 7 Hemlock, Jesus Wears Armani, TwasmonauT, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 24 Diamond Head at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 28 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 13 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescene, Rutah, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 3 The Devils of Loudun at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 10 Soulfly does Nailbomb performing "Point Blank"; Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 17 Tony MacAlpine at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Sacrament Ov Impurity, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
December 29 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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NEWS: POWER TRIP announces North American tour with Exodus and Obituary

The Texas thrash young titans Power Trip haven't nearly had enough of the life on the road! There is a good explanation why Power Trip has impressed the metal audiences: quality thrash. Their 2017 album Nightmare Logic has impressed thrash supporters, including the jaded reviewers, even the hard-to-please people at Metal Archives have given the album good reviews, where the lowest score is about an 85. Take notice of Power Trip. Maybe they are coming to your town next, America. Listen to the complete album at the first link below.
OFFICIAL: POWER TRIP will hit North America again this Fall with Exodus and Obituary, still touring in support of their latest album, Nightmare Logic. The band returns after a wild European run with Napalm Death and Brujeria and a sold-out US. tour. Highlights of the newly-announced tour include shows at New York City's Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom, plus performances at Sacramento's Aftershock and Houston's Open Air festivals. See below for a full list of dates.
Nightmare Logic, POWER TRIP's most powerful effort yet, was released early this year to high critical acclaim and anticipation -- their sophomore release does not disappoint. With hooks and tightness comparable to greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram, POWER TRIP punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. Nightmare Logic proves to be one of the year's smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the metal and punk scenes.
POWER TRIP Tour Dates:
6/18/2017 Yerberia Cultura - McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair
7/08/2017 Hard Rock Live - Biloxi, MS *
9/14/2017 Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC #
9/15/2017 Shaka's Live - Virginia Beach, VA #
9/16/2017 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD #
9/17/2017 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ #
9/19/2017 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY #
9/20/2017 The Palladium - Worcester, MA #
9/21/2017 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT #
9/22/2017 Imperial Bell - Quebec City, QC #
9/23/2017 Bronson Centre - Ottawa, ON #
9/24/2017 London Music Hall - London, ON #
9/26/2017 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI #
9/27/2017 Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH #
9/28/2017 Deluxe - Indianapolis, IN #
9/29/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL #
9/30/2017 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN #
10/01/2017 Ready Room - St. Louis, MO #
10/03/2017 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS #
10/04/2017 Aggie Theatre - Ft. Collins, CO #
10/07/2017 Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA #
10/08/2017 The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA #
10/10/2017 The Rock - Tucson, AZ #
10/11/2017 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM #
10/12/2017 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX #
10/14/2017 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX #
10/15/2017 Open Air Festival - Houston, TX
10/22/2017 Aftershock Festival - Sacramento, CA
* w/ Volbeat
# w/ Obituary, Exodus, Dust Bolt
powertripsl.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/PowerTripTX
facebook.com/powertripTX

NEWS: Hypnos

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The long-running and prestigious extreme metal act Hypnos (Czech Republic) at long last has made its return with a new effort called The Whitecrow on the respected label Einheit Produktionen (Germany). The Whitecrow follows the band's previous work from 2012 called Heretic Commando. The new title finds the band working with experience within the general realm of death metal while creating its unique form of music, and avoiding musical clichés. The album is a good balance of music that is not overly melodic, that is a bit dissonant, but also still very much recognizable as metal with a song-centered approach. Some passages are memorable, yet in other segments the band invites the listener to come back and inquire more within. If this band wanted, they could easily make formulaic songs of death metal brutality and speed, and they easily have the credentials to prove that they can and have done that in the past. There is plenty of speed and heaviness on the new album. That's normal for Hypnos. However, attentive listeners will also find a band utilizing its years of experience to make an album of which they can be proud in terms of songs and creativity.
Hypnos
The Whitecrow
release date: March 24th, 2017
label: Einheit Produktionen
OFFICIAL: Death Metal commando HYPNOS was founded in the autumn of 1999 from the remnants of the famous Czech band KRABATHOR (est. 1984). The band became the country's leading Death Metal band after four albums and several EPs. HYPNOS have played more than 300 shows all over Europe, among them the WFF and the Brutal Assault also touring alongside BEHEMOTH, MORBID ANGEL, ENSLAVED, DYING FETUS and THE CROWN.
“The Whitecrow“ was recorded by Børge FINSTAD (MAYHEM, IHSAHN, ARCTURUS) again. Christopher (Krabathor), Paul Speckmann (Master), V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon), Martin Missy (Protector) contributed to the album as guests. Musicologists & press are enthusiastic. The album will be available March 24th 2017 as a Digi-CD+DVD (incl. 3 video clips and a 70 minutes live show) limited to 1.000 copies as well as a standard jewel case CD with a great 28-page booklet, as vinyl & digital.
Few press and musician´s quotes:
“Be prepared for The Dark Side of HYPNOS - the one you have not got a chance to explore yet.“ (Ashok) Cradle Of Filth
“The Whitecrow rises upon the grounds of classic metal but rumbles with an ominous presence of rage and fury that captured me. The title track is truly a brilliant song that eventually will hunt you down. Check it out!” (Øystein Brun) Borknagar
“Hypnos rejuvenated their sound – the result sounds darker, more morbid and intense than ever before, still not losing any class, on the contrary. "The Whitecrow" is a strong record with a long shelf-life.” (Frank Albrecht) Deaf Forever
OFFICIAL: Czech death metal band HYPNOS was founded in 1999 by former members of another death band KRABATHOR, BRUNO (bass/vocals) and PEGAS (drums). Having signed with German label Morbid Records in 2000, the self-titled MCD got released, followed by the debut full-length ‘In Blood We Trust’ the same year, featuring Mika Luttinen / IMPALED NAZARENE as a guest vocalist. The release was promoted during the NO MERCY FESTIVALS over Europe alongside MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, BEHEMOTH, ENSLAVED and THE CROWN.
In 2001, the 2nd album "The Revenge Ride", produced by Harris JOHNS (HELLOWEEN, SODOM, KREATOR, or VOIVOD), was released. HYPNOS participated in events including WITH FULL FORCE, SUMMER BREEZE, PARTY-SAN and HELL ON EARTH among others. The 3rd album "Rabble Manifesto" (2005), recorded again with Harris JOHNS, got nominated for the Czech “Anděl” Award (a Grammy Award equivalent) under the Hard and Heavy category. In January 2006 HYPNOS toured with CENTINEX and PURGATORY. The EP "Halfway To Hell" was released in the 2010 and the band performed at the BRUTAL ASSAULT Fest (CZ) followed by three shows with NAPALM DEATH. Hypnos signed with the German label Einheit Produktionen, and the 4th album entitled "Heretic Commando / Rise Of The New Antikrist" saw the light in 2012. Recording duties were handled by the Norwegian sound engineer Børge FINSTAD, who worked with bands as MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, ARCTURUS or ULVER. HYPNOS shot a video for the track ‘Inverted’, directed by Mejla BASEL, responsible for MACHINE HEAD ‘Darkness Within’ and the Czech “Oscar” Academy Award winner MARKETA IRGLOVA videos. In 2012, HYPNOS first toured with NAPALM DEATH and later with VADER.
In spring of 2014 HYPNOS supported Swedish AMON AMARTH on their East European tour. Later that year Mystic Production published BRUNO´s life-story book entitled "Revoltikon" which got sold out all 666 pieces in three months. BRUNO and PEGAS also teamed up with CHRISTOPHER from KRABATHOR to perform a reunion gig at the BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL. The success of this show resulted in a short tour over Czech and Slovakia in March 2015. The complete set recorded at the sold-out show in the band´s hometown of Uherské Hradiště was released in 2015 via MYSTIC PROD as a three-disc CD/DVD entitled "Rebirth Of Brutality".
During 2016 HYPNOS was occupied with recording their fifth full length album entitled "The Whitecrow" with Børge FINSTAD behind the desk again. The album, released 24.3.2017 by Einheit Produktionen, contains a few guest appearances as for example Christopher (KRABATHOR), Martin Missy (PROTECTOR), Paul Speckmann (MASTER) or V. SANTURA (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS).
Over the years the band has played over 350 shows in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium and Italy with bands such as Amon Amarth, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Macabre, Enslaved, Vader, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus, Morgoth, or Pungent Stench.
discography
HYPNOS (MCD 2000, MORBID RECORDS)
IN BLOOD WE TRUST (CD 2000, MORBID RECORDS)
THE REVENGE RIDE (CD 2001, MORBID RECORDS)
DEMO(n)S (Retrospektive CD 2004, METAL AGE)
RABBLE MANIFESTO (CD 2005, MORBID RECORDS/SWAGE)
HALFWAY TO HELL (MCD 2010, CRYSTAL PROD.)
HERETIC COMMANDO (CD, LMT. DIGI-CD+DVD 2012, EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN)
THE WHITECROW (CD, LMT. DIGI-CD+DVD 2017, EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN)
current line-up:
BRUNO (bass / vocals)
PEGAS (drums)
VLASA (guitar since 2010)
CANNI (guitar since 2014)
shop.einheit-produktionen.de/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=hypnos&osCsid=53ef035c0dadbf4caf935b3bc6590c4b&x=0&y=0
hypnos-cz.com
facebook.com/HypnosCZ
einheit-produktionen.de

Friday, June 16, 2017

Santa Muerte

Santa Muerte is a crossover band from São Paulo, Brazil. They are proud to play the style of crossover music associated with bands like Suicidal Tendencies (notice how Santa Muerte spells their song "Cyco Pit"), DRI, The Exploited and all those 80s groups mixing punk and metal and songs that go fast and faster. Santa Muerte slows down exactly 0% of the time because there are no flowers to be smelled here, only songs that will not stop for anything. Like their influences, the band prefers shouted street vocals and there are no attempts to have singing or melodic vocals, it's all just energetic shouting and screaming about the things that make the São Paulo trio tick. This is their first EP and it is "free/name your price" on Bandcamp. Crossover fans of the 80s or fans of today’s crossover will be the main target audience for these Brazilians.
Santa Muerte
Psychollic
release date: May 26, 2017
label: independent
1.Intro / Circulo de Sangre 02:50
2.The Glory 03:16
3.Cyco Pit 01:48
4.Scars of Guilty 02:33
5.Reactions 02:03
6.Trap on Track 02:06
total time 14:36
santa-muerte.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/santamuertethrash2012/

interview: After the Fallout

[interview by MMB]
After the Fallout is extreme metal from the state of Washington, U.S. This publication caught up with the band in anticipation of their upcoming appearance on the 24th of June at Tony V’s in Everett. Allen (guitars) explains the band’s plans.
Can you give us an update on the band’s new recording? Online it says that there will be new music in 2017.
We were actually in pre-production when we ran into problems, caused by changing work schedules as well as some unforeseen health issues. We're still dealing with some of this, and have underwent a change in the bass dept as Daren Weaser is stepping away from music at this time. Adam Vosler, formerly of Spare Me Poseidon, well known in the local scene, will be taking the reins on bass going forward. We still have plans to record in 2017, but we'll have to take it step by step for now.
There are three After the Fallout upcoming shows. June 23 in Tacoma, June 24 in Everett and July 15 in Fife. Will there be more shows or will you be too busy recording?
The music we're going to be recording is written and tight. These shows are some of the best ones to catch us at for now, but there will be more on the calendar before too long. Once we get in the studio, it won’t take long to record, so l don't foresee any major down time in conjunction with that. We'll be taking a break in December around the holidays.
I know your songs from 2010, like “Destruction of a Relic,” “Mindless Reaction,” and “Genocide” that you have online. Has there been no new music since 2010, as Metal Archives says?
In late 2011, after more than a year of playing shows, I (Allen), had to step away due to some severe tendonitis. It was very painful to play and I needed to rest my arm and heal. Richard Chambliss, (Convergence), a great friend and guitarist, stepped in to help handle guitar duties along with long time ATF guitarist Robert Hansen. Around this time, original vocalist Shannon Higgason stepped away from ATF, and Joel Fortenberry (ex: When Odin Falls) took over for a time.
About 8 months later, ATF drummer Jason Northover also played in Spare Me Poseidon where he met bassist Adam Vosler. It was at this time that ATF went on hiatus completely. We started talking about firing it back up in 2014. We auditioned vocalists, and the slot was won by Erik Trajik (formerly of We Fight Like Lions). Our first show back was February of 2015 opening for Tony MacAlpine at Studio 7 in Seattle. It was non-stop shows for 18 months after that, opening for bands such as Trivium, Soilwork, Soulfly, Warbringer, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Chelsie Grin. We did record one new track in with our relaunch 2015. “Lambs Become Lions”. It still receives airplay on 99.9 KISW Seattle.
Have you thought about your music now in 2017 in comparison with your songs from 2010, in terms of style? Where are your heads in 2017 in terms of the music that excites you in comparison with 2010?
Robert and I are the original guitarists, but the music has matured a bit. All of us are better players now and the music has definitely gotten stronger material wise. Heavier for sure, but still sounds like ATF. Erik Trajik came aboard in 2014.
Our focus remains the same. Our influences are the same as what they were when we started. Melody probably plays a larger role now, but if anything the music is heavier with more technicality. We look forward to recording it so all will be able to enjoy it!
You have a substantial list of bands that you shared the stage with. Was this a particular period or have you been playing shows throughout the years?
It's been throughout the years. We started off playing with nationals, (opening for Nevermore was our first show in 2010), but some of the biggest shows we've played were in 2016. We live to play live.
Is there anything else that you would like to mention?
Only that we appreciate the opportunity to tell people what’s going on with us. Please come out and bang your head at an ATF show soon near you. Like us on Facebook and request us on Metal Shop on 99.9 KISW Seattle, (streamable anywhere)
I have never seen your band live, but I’m hoping to rectify this situation soon in June. Thanks for your time!
You're very welcome! Thanks for approaching me! Looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows!
Thanks!
Allen (Attila)
After The Fallout
facebook.com/AfterTheFallout

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NEWS: AlNamrood

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Supporters of black metal music, as well as fans of pagan and folk extreme metal, will want to take note of AlNamrood. In particular, the Saudi Arabians have returned with another work to celebrate heavy metal music the way this underground band knows how: maniacal tunes focused on the pagan thinking for their interpretation of black metal in their part of the world. You've got to hear this band for yourself to understand how mad or genius these musicians must be. The new album is called Enkar and they continue building upon their catchy form of Middle Eastern melodies embedded within an extreme metal poetics. At times it sounds like deranged babbling and at other times it sounds like belly dance music, or both, really, it's something you'll have to judge for yourself. Personally, I think it is awesome, great stuff. Fortunately, you can hear the complete new work at the first link below.
AlNamrood
Enkar
release date: May 16th, 2017
label: Shaytan Productions
OFFICIAL: The private citizens life has become public while the public officials lives have become private. The watchful eye of control, suppression and manipulation face rebellion and fuel anti-establishment. The Saudis return with their 6th album of angry protest. Adopting punk influence into their first wave style of black metal the sound is distinctly Arabian complete with oriental instrumentation.
Metal Observes says about the new album: "Much of the lush middle-eastern instrumentation is pushed to the background in favor of the riffs on this album. AlNamrood make it work to their advantage though because when it is used, it adds tremendous depth and variety to the songs. This is especially effective on the instrumental “Egwaa” as well as “Ezdraa,” which really exemplifies AlNamrood’s new approach and why it works quite well for them. The closing track, “Entiqam,” might actually be the best track on the album as it contains great riffs, a bouncing melody, and plenty of folk instrumentation. It actually sounds like a classic AlNamrood track but with heavier riffs and crisper drumming, which is a good thing in this case."
Ave Noctum has remarked about the new title: "Put very simply, this album feels inspired and motivated. Apart from the honesty of its’ contents, the artwork is a significant feature. A singular figure with an “A” on his back awaiting his fate as fellow incarcerated men oversee the extremity of their circumstance and underpin the reality within which a band like this must create. I have to admit to being a newcomer to AlNamrood. Fans of metal, irrespective of genre should listen to this for its importance as a document of defiance, art and self-expression."
DISCOGRAPHY, according to Metal Archives
أتباع النمرود EP 2008
Narcotized split 2008
استفحل الثأر full-length 2009
Estorat Taghoot full-length 2010
Kitab Al Awthan full-length 2012
Jaish AlNamrood EP 2013
حين يظهر الغسق full-length 2014
Ana Al Tughian single 2015
Beat the Bastards single 2015
Diaji Al Joor full-length 2015
Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia split 2016
Bleached Bones single 2016
Enkar full-length 2017
shaytanproductions.bandcamp.com/album/enkar
alnamrood.shaytanproductions.com
facebook.com/alnamroodofficial

NEWS: Walpyrgus

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Traditional and melodic heavy metal band Walpyrgus (U.S.) now has a new album available for your listening headbanging experience at the first link below. Guitar and vocal melodies, contagious choruses and memorable songs is the craft of Walpyrgus. Classic heavy metal is the spirit of the band and it is what they deliver exclusively for you. Hopefully you will notice that they have spent time writing quality, melodic songs that you can understand. This is not music for musicians nor for an audience that needs a college degree in mathematics. It's music for everyone who wants to rock. It's definitely music for the people, in the best sense possible. If you appreciate musicians who have learned to play their instruments well and who are able write real songs, then listen to the album and see what these Americans have come up with for you.
Walpyrgus
Walpyrgus Nights
Cruz Del Sur Music
release: 9 June 2017
OFFICIAL: Featuring an all-star cast of Heavy Metal veterans, North Carolina's WALPYRGUS is proud to announce the forthcoming Cruz Del Sur Music release of full-length debut album Walpyrgus Nights. The album will be released on compact disc, vinyl (featuring a 56-page comic book with lyrics!) and digital formats on June 9, 2017.
Walpyrgus Nights represents the full realization of the potential of this dangerous meeting of Metal minds. Hook after hook, cascading guitar harmonies, anthemic soaring vocals, and epic unexpected twists and turns abound on this eight-song opus. It is a genuinely inspired, wild, fun ride through the annals of classic Hard Rock and early Metal with a distinct personality. The album, which features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind), was recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of Tom Phillips, mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin “131” Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and mastered by Bill Wolf (Raven, While Heaven Wept).
So when the when the stars are right and you're alone, take a journey, lock the world tight and prepare yourself for the tales of demons, spectres, and witches rising on Walpyrgus Nights!
BIO: In 2012 a conglomerate of veteran Heavy Metal musicians joined together in North Carolina under the moniker of WALPYRGUS. Coming from long running, respected bands, founding members Scott Waldrop (guitar/chief songwriter – TWISTED TOWER DIRE), Jonny Aune (vocals – TWISTED TOWER DIRE, VIPER), Jim Hunter (bass – WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, OCTOBER 31), Charley Shackelford (guitar – DAYLIGHT DIES) and Peter Lemieux (drums - VIPER) drew upon influences ranging from IRON MAIDEN, THE SCORPIONS, BLACK SABBATH to early SLAYER and even THE RAMONES - resulting in a harmonically rich, melodic, energetic take on classic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
Their eponymous debut EP was released on cassette via Swords and Chains Records (USA) in June 2014 and a deluxe 7" vinyl/CD version followed on No Remorse Records (Greece) in November of that same year. In 2015 the band played The Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse festival and began the tracking of their first full-length record. Shortly after recording his tracks Peter left the band for a fresh start on the West Coast and another NC veteran Carlos Denogean (SALVACIÓN) soon filled the vacated drum position. WHILE HEAVEN WEPT’s mastermind Tom Phillips was invited to contribute keyboards to the album and ended up helming the production of the entire project. The following two years were spent crafting the record under his direction, highlighted by an appearance on the Metal Blade Records compilation Metal Massacre 14.
walpyrgus.bandcamp.com/album/walpyrgus-nights
facebook.com/Walpyrgus/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Seeds of Datura

There are interesting things happening in heavy metal music in Kenya and there is a handful of bands that have come to the attention of the seekers and searchers of the world. Bands like In Oath, Absence of Light, Last Year’s Tragedy, Mortal Soul, Lust of a Dying Breed—some of which have been featured in this publication—have had their names circulated around in blogs, zines and magazines. If you are curious to know what’s happening in metal music in Kenya, there is an even newer band that this publication has never reported about: The Seeds of Datura.
To be completely honest, I had never even heard of this band until very recently. I am unable to present you with tons of information at this point, but let’s get to what we do know right now. First things first, the two links below are a great way to learn more about The Seeds of Datura.
On Bandcamp there are four songs. The oldest one is called “Empty Chasm of Pain” and it is from April 2016. This track is a total mellow/ballad vibe, and it is a trick, a trick because things are about to get heavier with the next one called “Wonderland” from October 2016. Here we begin to hear the crazier, heavier sound.
“Mortalized Eternity” is the next one and it is from March 2017, and now we are in extreme metal territory. The recording is raw, as is the energy, with both low growling and higher growling. The speed is uptempo for headbanging. Of the three songs so far, this one goes more directly for the heavy metal intensity. There is also melodic guitar that runs through the whole song.
That brings us to “Pokea Uponyaji.” Once again, we are dealing with an extreme metal song. At this point, The Seeds of Datura is coming across as a really heavy band with both low growling and the angrier, sinister vocals. The music is midtempo and super heavy. This last track has lyrics in Swahili and the lyrics are posted on Bandcamp. Given that the song is midtempo, you can growl along and learn some Swahili with this band.
Anyway, they describe themselves as “a six-piece progressive metal band.” As you can imagine, we’ll have to see what musical roads this young band will be travelling. Whatever those roads are, we hope they continue on the proud path of heavy metal music in Kenya.
theseedsofdaturametal.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/The-seeds-of-Datura-1338054662890929/?fref=nf

interview: Death of Kings

A long time ago the legendary Charlie Daniels told everyone that the devil went down to Georgia, but one thing that the devil did not see was the heavy metal band Death of Kings, because if the devil had heard this music s/he would have loved the rowdy bunch who play uptempo, shredding thrashing that moves objects that refuse to be moved through moshing and headbanging, and wild screams, real drums, piles of riffs and solos in abundance. Death of Kings is home in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S. Their new 2017 album is called Kneel Before None and this summer the plan is to tour with the message of headbanging heavy metal music and get rich big time prime time or at least make a few bucks to eat once, or twice a day if at all possible. That’s the life of luxury of the rock and roll train. The link to hear the complete album is at the end of this interview. If you don’t bang your head to the music, surprise, you’re already dead inside, and Charlie Daniels might have been right about you all along. The monster behind the drums answered this interview and he answers to the name of Amos Rifkin.
Hey, Death of Kings, what’s going on in the ATL?! Man, it’s embarrassing, I know basically nothing about the metal bands from Atlanta, Georgia! I know Hellgoat and Vimur. How is life for Death of Kings in Atlanta in 2017?
Hey, thanks for speaking with us! We're extremely lucky to call Atlanta our home, especially with the overwhelming amount of talented bands keeping busy inside the city. It makes my job as a local promoter so much easier with a treasure trove of bands to support touring acts. Vimur and Hellgoat definitely have the black metal market cornered in town, and even though Mangled and Disfigurement left a huge void in the death metal scene when they broke up or moved away, we've got bands like Malformity, Repulsory, and Cemetery Filth (fronted by our own Matt Kilpatrick) that have continued to carry the torch. When it comes to thrash, we're certainly not the only game in town; bands like Sadistic Ritual and Paladin are blazing their own trails alongside us.
Sludge and doom music was once Atlanta's crown jewel, with Zoroaster and Demonaut destroying all who opposed, but with them gone, bands like Order of the Owl, Royal Thunder, Canopy, and Day Old Man have stepped up and picked up where they left off. Factor in a handful of genre-defying local crushers like Lazer/Wulf, Dropout, Dead Register, and Old Thrones, and there's truly something for everybody here in ATL.
Local label Boris Records has been also instrumental in helping many of these bands put out their records, including our past 2 singles and full-length album. We're so thankful to have people like them working so hard to make sure this incredible local music gets into the ears of those outside of town.
By the time you get these questions you will very busy preparing for your June tour in the United States. How did you go about setting up this tour? How many such tours have y’all done?
We've toured around the country pretty regularly, but this is our first time hitting the East Coast with this particular line-up. We typically try to hit the road as much as our lives allow, but the last year mainly consisted of recording the album and a couple short runs around the Southeast. In the past, I've done all of the booking both in and out of town, but this time was more of a group effort, with me and Matt Kilpatrick setting up about two thirds of the tour, and our booking agent friend Aaron Gray setting up our run down the East Coast with our Boston bros Black Mass. We're excited to get back there, especially armed with brand new material and new personnel, and we look forward to banging the head that doesn't bang.
Congratulations on your new album, Kneel Before None! I am listening to it right now. I’m liking your particular combination of high speed heavy metal spirits and thrashing energies! I’m also glad to hear that you have spent time working on those ripping solos and those riffs. There’s nothing better than to hear a metal band that wants to be good musicians and is willing to spend the time on the instruments.
Thank you for the praise of the new album! We definitely worked harder than ever to refine our sound into something more dynamic, darker and faster. Thrashy, but not straight thrash. In the past we've been slowed by various line-up changes and getting the new recruits trained on old material, but when our previous bassist Ash decided to step away back in 2014, Matson and I immediately started working on new material that wound up becoming our 2015 demo, and thus the blueprints for Kneel Before None. When Matt Kilpatrick joined, we had a slew of new material to focus on and were able to look ahead and continue writing with the new lineup rather than waste time learning old material that no longer represented the true sound of the band.
Does Death of Kings insist on having real drums for your music? The drums sound good, not plastic. Are we hearing the real live drums from the studio?
This is what I mean, an anti-trigger machine! Real drums all the way. Personally I don't mind triggers if they're use tastefully and seamlessly, but I never saw much use for them in this band. I'd rather practice incessantly and keep the strength, stamina, and precision where it needs to be instead of letting triggers do some of the work for me. No offense to those that use them, but I've got no designs on adding a trigger module or set up to my kit anytime soon. I'm lazy enough when I'm not behind the kit, I don't need any more reasons to not work as hard when I'm drumming!
Is it true that Death of Kings began in 2009? Do you remember what made y’all form a band in Atlanta? Were you going to metal shows in the city back then? Is it correct that your vocalist/guitarists Matt Matson has appeared on all the recordings so far?
Death of Kings kind of evolved out of a previous heavy rock band of Matson's called Das Manics. Him and original guitarist Steve Casey decided to give into the desire to play faster, harder, heavier, and more technical music. Matson remains the only original member at this point although I joined on drums not long after the release of the early 2010 self-titled demo, and it seemed to catalyze the new direction the band was heading. 2012 saw the release of our first EP, Crushed Beneath the Steel, which took a step away from standard traditional heavy metal fare and started creeping ever closer to the metal thrashing madness we play these days. Every release shows significant growth as musicians and songwriters, and we've gone to great lengths to ensure that our debut album is the pinnacle of our years of hard work.
How many songs on the album have never appeared in your earlier recordings? How was the sound quality on those earlier versions? Do the new versions have additional parts (or parts taken out) in comparison with the earlier versions?
Out of the 9 songs on the album, 3 of them are unreleased. The 4 songs from the Regicidal demo were rerecorded, as were previous singles Knifehammer and Hell Comes to Life. The demo songs were tracked live with minimal overdubs, so it's nice to see these songs come alive in a whole new way. Most of our songs have fully evolved by the time we record them, so there's not a whole lot of structural difference between the demo and album versions. Josh Lamar wound up engineering both the demo and the full length album, so there's some similarities in the production between those two, but the demo we tried to record and release as fast as possible. We spent significantly more time nitpicking the album until it couldn't sound any better, and wound up being extremely satisfied with the results.
When will the new album be available for people to listen to the complete work? What else do you have coming? Any videos in the works? What about lyric videos and playthrough videos?
The album is already out and available for all to enjoy! You can stream the whole thing from our friends at Metal Injection, or listen and order from Bandcamp or from Boris Records. As soon as we get off the road, we'll get back into writing mode again and start cranking out the next batch of songs. We've discussed music videos in the past, but something like a playthrough or lyric video would be a lot of fun, definitely looking into those options currently!
Is there an overall theme that connects the songs on the album? Do you consider yourselves an anti-religious or an irreligious band? In metal it is common to criticize Christianity. Do you feel the same way about Islam? How do you see religion in the year 2017?
Defiance seems to be the overall theme of most of songs, whether it be from religious leaders, the government, or your own personal demons. I don't believe anybody in the band is overtly religious, though. I was raised in a Jewish household but realized at an early age that any kind of organized religion was complete bulls##. I can understand how a lot of it is based in tradition, and I'm not one to criticize anybody's beliefs for being different than my own, but you shouldn't need the fear of a higher deity to convince you to be a good and decent person. Personally, I believe that any religious or political discussion is pointless, at the core of the discussion you're trying to get the other party to see it your way and share your beliefs, and that couldn't be more of a waste of time. Let's talk about something we can actually bond over, like which Judas Priest album is the best (it's Sin after Sin, btw).
You probably already know that in the northern liberal parts of the United States there is arrogance and stereotypes towards the South. It is also common for entertainers, like comedians, to make fun of the South and people from South as being racists and stupid. Can you tell us about the Atlanta, about the Georgia that you know? What do you like about living in Georgia? Do those ignorant stereotypes and jokes about the South bother you?
It's funny, even though Atlanta is a Southern city, I don't really consider it "The South." We live in a very liberal and diverse urban city that's landlocked by a state that's essentially the opposite. The city is full of transplanted residents. I was born in New York and grew up in DC, but after living in Atlanta for 25 years, it doesn't seem a whole lot different here than any other major metropolitan area, outside of the occasional deep accent. Honestly, if you go about 1-2 hours outside of any major city, you're going to find the same amount of prejudice and ignorant hatred no matter what part of the country you're in, so I think the Southern stereotypes are pretty far off the mark. I love living in Atlanta, though. Even with the recent trend of overdevelopment and condo-addiction, it remains one of the most cost effective cities to live in. You're about an hour away in any direction from mountains, lakes, rivers, beautiful nature of every kind, plus have an abundance of art and music to enjoy. I don't see myself leaving anytime soon.
This brings me to a related point. I notice that the metal music media often likes to talk down to the fans. The media often like to talk about how racist, sexist and homophobic we are. However, I find that metal fans really don’t have that type of hate in their hearts and they just listen to the music. What has been your experience in your time as metal musicians? What have you seen?
I've found the majority of metalheads to be among the most accepting people I've ever met, to be honest. Racism, sexism, and homophobia definitely isn't a music genre-specific trait by any means, and unfortunately/ you're gonna find a few bad apples in any bunch. You do have a point about the metal music media talking down to the fans a bit, I've seen many a site attempt to tell their readers how they should be thinking or feeling about a certain band or issue. It seems today's call-out culture prevents the bad seeds from taking root, but every now and then you see some lousy people slip through the cracks. It's pretty gratifying to see a scene or subculture come together to speak out about a problem and eventually work to rid itself of the problem.
I have heard your album some four times today. It sounds good every time! Your band and your recording team have done a good job on the album for sure. I hope that metal fans notice that there are good bands in Atlanta like Death of Kings, bands that care about musicianship and thrashing! Take care. Maybe one of these days you will come to the West Coast!
Hell yeah, glad you dig the record! We're extremely proud to have captured the intensity and aggression of our live shows onto this album, we're hoping to get out West next year and ripping it up for you metalheads on the Left Coast. Thanks a ton for your time!
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated June 12, 2017

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin Zine.
Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated June 12, 2017
June 13 Barghest, Recluse, A God or an Other at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
June 14 Hepatagua, Hexxus, Black Liquid Funeral, PissWand, The Sharp Teeth at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 15 The Heroine, Witchburn, The Stuntmen, Anti-Hero at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
Northwest Terror Fest June 15-17 at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
Cephalic Carnage, Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, Goatwhore, Samothrace, Cult Leader, Graves at Sea, King Woman, Usnea, Fórn, Call of the Void, Pilgrim, Young and in the Way, Nomads, Lycus, CHRCH, Transient, Take Over and Destroy, Aerial Ruin, Uada, Infernal Coil, Endorphins Lost, Witch Ripper, Burials, Sol, Rhine, Old Iron, others
June 16 Vans Warped Tour at Centurylink Field, Seattle, WA: Gwar, Municipal Waste, Carnifex, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, others
June 16 The Heroine, Witchburn, Zero Down, The Plot Sickens at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 16 SLAM 2017: Mechanism, Convergence, Chamber 6, many others at Tony V's, Everett, WA
June 17 Zombiefest 10 at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: Ten Pole Drunk, Y.I.A., Generation Decline, Crush Proof Juicebook, Noceur, Mercy Seat, Urðr, Zero Hero, Oxygen Destroyer, Shot on Site
June 19 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus, The Devils of Loudun at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 19 Tengger Cavalry, Felix Martin, Helsott at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 20 Helion Prime, Weaponlord, Thread the Sky, Nasty Bits at Highline, Seattle, Wa
June 21 Helion Prime, Heart Avail, Framework, Aardvark at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 22 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 22 a night of prog/tech/death metal with: Tethys, Vow of Volition, Seren, Apotheon, Divitius, Increate at Real Art Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
June 23 Demerit, Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Ground Score, No Klasse at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 23 Beyond Theory, After the Fallout, 4th Chamber Ritual, Children of Seraph, others at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
June 23 Bürien/ Marc & the HorseJerks, Power Skeleton, Dystopian Anthems at Lucky Liquor, Tukwila, WA
June 24 Sporicyde, After the Fallout, 3 Chord Killer at Tony V's, Everett, WA
June 24 Oxygen Destroyer, Born without Blood, Kihalás, Obsidian (L.A.) at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 24 Ironwood, Six Gun Quota, Pagan County Rebels at Wally's, Wenatchee, WA
June 24 Avoid the Void, Killing the Messenger, Vultures above Us at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 24 Jugs of Blood, Marc and the Horsejerks, Power Skeleton, Voycheck at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
June 24 Black Liquid Funeral, Sausage Slapper, Xenopsy at 12626 16th Ave SE, Everett, WA
June 26 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered, Born Without Blood, Dilapidation at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 27 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 27 Zafakon (Puerto Rico), Thou Shall Kill, Method 13 at Tony V's, Everett, WA
June 29 Sammy Hagar at Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
June 29 Witch Bottle, Samara, Isenordal (acoustic) at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 29 Limegoat, Sons of Donovan, Whythre at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 30 Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hidious Creep at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 30 Prey the Hunter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 30 Crud Guns, Mother Root, Sonic Erotic at The Bindlestick, Snoqualmie, WA
June 30 Felled at Thirst for Light IV, Red Hawk Avalon, Raymond, WA
June 30 Violent Hallucinations, Oxygen Destroyer, Born without Blood, Drug of Choice at Stonegate Pizza, Tacoma, WA
July 1 Better Shred Than Dead, Episode I: The Accused AD, Misuse of Power, Oxygen Destroyer, Hostilgato at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
July 1 Adrenaline Mob, The Wild at Tony V's, Everett, WA
July 1 Goat Fest IV: Pill Brigade, Crud Guns, Sacrament ov Impurity, Infrablaster, Kömmand, Noceur, Draconian Summoning at 2129 Stevens St, Seattle, WA
July 1 Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, Big Idiot, Primordial Atrocity, Evil Awakening, Arrowhead, Countless The Dead at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA
July 1 Innumerable Forms, Acid Feast, Cerebral Rot, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 2 Beyond Theory, Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia, Sun Mother at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 2 Fit for an Autopsy, Tombs, Moon Tooth, Heiress, Breag Naofa at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 2 Isenordal at Thirst for Light IV, Red Hawk Avalon, Raymond, WA
July 5 Castle, Bruja, Zorlac at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 6 Transcend the Realm at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Antichrist, Kömmand at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 8 Progenitor, Ghostblood, Primordial Atrocity at Rock Loft Music Lounge, Tacoma, WA
July 8 Odyssey 10 Year Anniversary at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Crimson Guardian, Fifteen Stitches, Halcion Halo at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 9 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 10 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch, Un at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 11 Voltumna, Xoth, Noceur, GraveWitch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 11 Bermuda, Armed for Apocalypse, Filth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 14 The Iron Maidens at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
July 14 Dead Lakes, Blood And Thunder, Groundfeeder, For the Likes of You, Odyssian, Arisen From Nothing at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
July 15 Xoth, Krystos, Weaponlord at Lucky Liquor, Seattle, WA
July 15 July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Charlie’s Bar & Grill, Olympia, WA
July 15 After the Fallout at The Backyard Festival (2 days, 2 stages, 40 bands) at Louie G's, Fife, WA
July 15 Wounded Giant at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Eagles, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Wounded Giant at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
July 18 Wounded Giant at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
July 19 Parasitic Ejaculation, Angel Splitter, Visceral Embodiment at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 21 Rhine, Black Bone Exorcism at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
Jul 21 Terror Universal at The Pin, Spokane, WA
Jul 21 The Munsens, Bruja at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 22 Rhine, Ratking, Black Bone Exorcism, Great Falls at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand, Kihalas at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Invidia, Gabriel and The Apocalypse, Prey the Hunter at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 25 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 24 Diamond Head at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 17 Tony MacAlpine at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Sacrament Ov Impurity, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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