Metal Allegiance ShipRocked Roster Grows

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More names have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Metal Allegiance sets during the 2015 ShipRocked Cruise. New to the list of performers are Mastodon bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders, Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown and Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick. They join previously named Metal Allegiance participants like Phil Anselmo, Anthrax’s Scott […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20, Part 2

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The countdown continues. What makes your Top 20 of 2014? 10. Nader Sadek’s The Malefic: Chapter 3 Nader Sadek has basically formed every metal heads wet dream. Four songs of absolute pure metal brutality, the name power alone is enough to sell records. It won’t be hard to sell this one at all as it’s […]

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival: 17 Bands Booked

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The organizers behind the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival always deliver, year in and year out. 2015 will be no different. Testament and Exodus will be playing the second night, with Nails, Nuclear Assault, and Indecision. Overcast will be taking the stage the first day of the fest, along with the likes of Between […]

Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

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Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Kataklysm Schedule Studio Time

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This January, it’s back to the recording studio for Katkalysm, who plan to begin tracking their next album during those sessions. The band’s own guitarist J.F. Dagenais will oversee the instrumental portion of the record, while vocals will be overseen by producer Mark Lewis, who is also just an all-around cool dude. Handling the mixing […]

Exodus Fan Cleared After Posting Lyrics Online

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It’s about fucking time, man. That 31-year-old Kentucky man who was arrested for posting the lyrics to Exodus’s song “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” has had the charges against him expunged. James E. Evans had been charged with terroristic threatening and served eight days in jail. Why? ‘Cause the song’s about a school shooting. A report […]

Exodus Inspires Culinary Creation

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The new Exodus album is in stores now, and a chef from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has created a culinary offering inspired by the long-runnig thrash act. Check out the Exodus “Blood Feast” here. The dish features fire-roasted pork belly crusted with Black Carbon salt harvested from the Dead Sea, grilled and thrashed blackberry-infused blood-sausage puree, smoke-poached […]

Exodus Frontman Talks About “Big Four”

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Should Exodus be in the “Big Four?” That’s a question that likely comes up in every interview any of the band’s members commit to. Argentinian radio station Rock & Pop 95.9 FM recently spoke with Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and was asked for his opinion. “Personally, I don’t pay attention to that necessarily,” he […]

Exodus Fan Dies At Conclusion Of Argentina Set

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This is a fucked up news item to bring you folks on this wholly depressing Wednesday. Exodus played a show the other day in Argentina and a fan of theirs was pulled from the crowd towards the end of the set, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The band has expressed its sympathies to the family […]

Stream The New Exodus Album — Now, People!

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Wanna listen to Exodus’ new album? What the fuck are you waiting for? Head to the end of this post, and get you some. Blood In Blood Out will be released on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The album is the band’s first since the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza. Enjoy.