Interview: DESTRAGE – A Means to Any Means

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There is much ado about ‘progressive’ and what that actually means. To some, the title is attached to a specific sound and others debate that it has more to do with a style within a time frame. But, the word, ‘progressive,’ itself, means ‘something with the momentum to move forward’ and that can fit just about anything that doesn’t fit. When …

AMON AMARTH Announce Tour with GOATWHORE

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From Metal Blade: After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore. Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark …

Review: DESTRANGE – A Means to No End

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  Metal Blade Records by Jimbo Hellguera Destrange present what might be considered a wild, unorthodox solution to a musical conundrum; Namely, how many genres of music must an artist combine in order to create a new genre? Five? Ten? Is it a manner of disguising genre influence? Or is it a case of welding influences seamlessly, continuously, and in such …

Brutal Line-Up for METAL BLADE’S 35th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENT: “To commemorate Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label’s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special USA tour this March: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon.” See below for all dates: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon tour dates Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary Feb. 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA …

ANAAL NATHRAKH Releases New Video from “The Whole of the Law”

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From the release:  This past October, Anaal Nathrakh released their ninth album, The Whole of the Law, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the two-piece is launching the video for the album track, “We Will Fucking Kill You,” which was directed and edited by the Widow Brothers, who interpreted the themes of the song and the cover artwork for the clip. …

SISTER Presents Studio Discussion on ‘Stand Up, Forward, March!’

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From Metal Blade Records:  The Swedish sleaze/punk influenced metal outfit known as Sister, who hail from Stockholm, Sweden, has been working hard during the last ten years earning the reputation of being one of the best live acts out there. Now, Sister is back with their new record, Stand Up, Forward, March!, due out November 25th via Metal Blade Records. …

Interview: DOWNFALL OF GAIA – Strength in ‘Atrophy’

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The poison of darkness can craft the best medicine. True, this could possibly be said for many Extreme-atmospheric, or even younger Black Metal artists. But, it is one thing to merely express oneself and another to knead the notes for transformation; a rather shamanic approach to an electric medium. Since founded in 2008, Downfall of Gaia‘s focus may have always been …

Interview: SISTER – Say “Sleaze” and Thank You

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They say you can’t judge a book by its cover — but, if the cover is boring, then what’s the point?  That’s what the fashionably unfashionable Sister has to say, with their classic 80’s decadence for a new millennium; paying their respects to the roots of Metal by thoroughly embracing their salacious individualism. This quartet is another jewel from Sweden, a …

EVOCATION Signs with METAL BLADE

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Sweden’s Death Metallers, Evocation has officially signed with Metal Blade Records after four years with Century Media. The band states: “We are extremely proud to announce the signing of a new world wide recording agreement with Metal Blade Records. Evocation will from this day on be part of a legendary roster consisting of bands such as Behemoth, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, …