Posts Tagged ‘extreme metal’

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR, presented by the upcoming film American Satan, is pleased to announce the full lineup of bands and dates for this summer’s particularly heavy edition of the long running tour now in its 11th year. Headlining the most extreme tour of the summer is Michigan’s very own melodic death metal monsters The Black Dahlia Murder who will release their new untitled album in fall 2017 via Metal Blade Records and will be playing their album Nocturnal in its entirety in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release. Joining TBDM as co-headliners is Maryland death metal trio Dying Fetus whose new album Wrong One to Fuck With comes out on June 23 via Relapse Records. Rounding out the rest of the lineup are The Faceless, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs, Lorna Shore, and more acts to be announced. Tickets and VIP Packages for THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2017 are available for purchase HERE. View the complete list of dates inside! (more…)


Behemoth’s full live set from Germany’s 2017 Rock Hard Festival has been posted online. Check it out inside! The Rock Hard Festival is a heavy metal festival organized and sponsored by the Rock Hard magazine. First established in Lichtenfels, Bavaria, Germany, in 1990 on an irregular basis, mostly for magazine anniversaries, it is held annually in Gelsenkirchen, Germany since 2003. The 2017 edition took place on May 18-20 and featured performances by Opeth, Behemoth, Exodus, Dirkschneider, Fates Warning, Candlemass and more. (more…)


Amsterdam based metal band The Charm The Fury have released the full set of their show at this year’s Pinkpop in Landgraaf, Netherlands.  The biggest national music station, 3voor12, voted their show as the #3 performance of the weekend. Watch the live set and view tour dates inside!

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Sister Sin had a fairly successful 13-year career, which saw the Swedish hard rockers sell thousands of records and play all over the world, including the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where we interviewed vocalist Liv Sin (read here), who also stakes claim as one of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Metal.” When Sister Sin unexpectedly called it quits in 2015, Liv Sin—the band—was born. And what a rebirth it is. Follow Me sees Liv transforming into full-on-metal, while channeling the classic sound from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour, tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall.  This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona.  The tour is also Sirenia’s first ever North American tour!  A complete list of dates can be found inside.

Anton of Arkona on what fans can expect on tour:
“For our Anniversary set list we have chosen the songs, which we never played in North America before, from each of 7 albums we released. These songs are very well describing our 15th year path. Also we added 2 new songs from our upcoming album, which we are going to record right after out return from the tour. And of course our well known hits will not be forgotten!”

Morten of Sirenia added:
“We are very excited about touring North America for the first time. It’s something that we wanted to do for years and years.  This time it will finally happen. A special thanks to our fans supporting this project via our pledge campaign, together we made this happen. See you in the US and Canada in a few days. First show in NYC on the 13th of May already. Be ready, ’cause we sure are!”

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Dutch Symphonic Metal giants Epica are proud to announce the launch of their brand new live video “Dancing In A Hurricane“! The track has been taken from the band’s latest output The Holographic Principle, which was released via Nuclear Blast in September 2016 and charted worldwide. The video was captured during Epica’s SOLD OUT show at The Zenith in Paris last February where the band closed their most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of 5.000 fans! This live video perfectly mirrors the band’s craving for non-stop innovation and for continuously improving their live performance. “Dancing In A Hurricane, Live at The Zenith” will show you how the live Epica experience has reached new dimensions once again! Watch it inside! (more…)

On May 5th, Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album, The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the second single and title track of the record, a new video for “The World Ablaze” can be viewed inside! (more…)

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album …Of The Dark Light on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released the first single, “Your Last Breaths”, in the form of a 360º track video.  Check out the video, tracklist and details inside! (more…)


Swedish metal goddess Liv Sin has released the video for “Immortal Sin” (f / Jyrki 69 from 69 Eyes) from her debut solo album Follow Me. The video can be seen inside. The classic Fight cover comes off of Liv’s recently released and hotly tipped debut solo album, Follow Me, which was produced by the duo of Stefan Kaufmann and Fitty Weinhold, who brought out more intense metal in me than I ever could imagine” Liv says. “These guys have been in the business and in this music for so long, so their experience really brought out the essence of our songs, for the better.” Watch it inside! (more…)

Eddie Hermida of Suicide Silence

When I interviewed Suicide Silence vocalist, Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), he had a strong statement for fans about the direction of the band’s new album:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

With the release of the new self-titled Suicide Silence record (Feb. 24, 2017,  Nuclear Blast) (read review), Eddie and the band kept their word. Actually, two words: clean vocals. And that’s just the start. Yes, the new album is not safe at all. It all but abandons the band’s deathcore sound and has turned into one of the more controversial metal releases in recent memory. In fact, it’s facing St. Anger/Risk/Illud Divinum Insanus-levels of fan backlash. Acclaimed nu-metal producer Ross Robinson, who was integral in the beginning for bands like Korn, Fear Factory, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot in finding their signature styles, takes Suicide Silence and transforms it into a different band. 

As Suicide Silence is about to hit the road supporting the new album, Eddie called into Live Metal’s Jeff Maki to discuss the stylistic changes of the band, fan reaction to the album and his recent online feud with Australian deathcore band Thy Art is Murder. (more…)

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Review by Jeff Maki
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DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.

Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)


As 2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, Dimmu Borgir, they will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals:

Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.

Today, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show – see the raging black metal hymn “Mourning Palace” live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra inside!  (more…)