LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
Review by Jeff Maki
It had been more than two years since I had seen Amaranthe open for Within Temptation (read review), also in Baltimore, Maryland. Now, with the success of Massive Addictive and its most recent album, Maximalism, Amaranthe has graduated from opening act to headliner. This was the third to last show of its North American Maximalism Tour, which featured four bands in support. (more…)
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Tags: Amaranthe, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Boomerang, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Drop Dead Cynical, Elize Ryd, Failure Anthem, female-fronted metal, heavy metal, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson, Jake E., Live Metal, Massive Addictive, Maximalism, Smash Into Pieces, sweden, That Song, vocalists
LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
Tags: Avatar, Baltimore, Feathers and Flesh, Half God Half Devil Tour, heavy metal, In This Life, Live Metal, Motionless in White, New Land, Official video, sweden, Tour Dates
Avatar have released a new video for the track “New Land.” The song comes off of the band’s 2016 album, Feathers & Flesh (Live Metal Top 10 of 2016). Avatar will be part of In This Moment’s upcoming headlining “Half God Half Devil Tour,” also featuring Motionless In White. Watch the video inside and check out the fun press release about the video! (more…)
LIVE RECAP: DevilDriver, Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal – 02/20/17 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MarylandPosted: February 24, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: 90s metal, Azreal, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Bound by the Road Tour, Columbus, Concerts, Death Angel, DevilDriver, Dez Fafara, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, groove metal, heavy metal, Live photos, Mark Osegueda, The Agonist, thrash metal, Vicky Psarakis, Winds of Plague
Review by Jeff Maki
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…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Alter Bridge, Anders Friden, Baltimore, Battles, Björn Gelotte, Carolina Rebellion, Festivals, heavy metal, In Flames, Mark Tremonti, Metal Church, Myles Kennedy, Rock on the Range, The Last Hero, Tour Dates
Alter Bridge has added a new U.S. leg to its The Last Hero tour this spring, in addition to its previously announced music festival appearances. The band will be joined at the new headline dates by In Flames on all of the dates beginning May 2, and Metal Church will play the same dates with the exception of the show at the Dream Makers Theatre in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan on May 16. View the complete list of Alter Bridge tour dates inside. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Avenged Sevenfold, Baltimore, Concerts, Hardwired To Self Destruct, heavy metal, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Metallica, North American Tour, Robert Trujillo, Seal the Deal and Let's Boogie, The Stage, thrash metal, Tour Dates, Volbeat
Tags: Amaranthe, Cypher 16, Elize Ryd, Failure Anthem, female-fronted metal, heavy metal, Jake E., Maximalism, Official video, Smash Into Pieces, sweden, symphonic metal, Tour Dates
Amaranthe will kick off their North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism (read review) on February 10 in Houston. The opening acts are Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces. The trek winds through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania. To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for “Boomerang.” Watch it and check ou tour dates inside! (more…)
In This Moment announces “Half God Half Devil Tour” with Motionless In White, Avatar and Gemini SyndromePosted: February 6, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Avatar, Black Widow, Carolina Rebellion, Evil Clown, Feathers and Flesh, Fort Rock, Gemini Syndrome, heavy metal, In This Moment, Live Metal, Maria Brink, Motionless in White, shock rock, Tour Dates, Welcome to Rockville, World's Loudest Month
In This Moment has announced its 2017 “Half God Half Devil” U.S. headlining tour. The band will be hitting the road with Motionless In White, Avatar, and Gemini Syndrome as support this April and May. Pre-sales start tomorrow and general on-sale this Friday. The tour launches on April 7 in Milwaukee, Wis. with three festival dates (Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion) included. The final standard tour date will be May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. with Carolina Rebellion following the next day. See the full list of dates inside. (more…)
Tags: album art, Chicago Open Air, Christian, Cold Winter Sun, Demon Hunter, extreme metal, heavy metal, Official video, Outlive, tracklisting, upcoming releases
Demon Hunter will release their new album Outlive through a partnership with Solid State Records on March 31. The album, which is the band’s eighth overall and the follow up to 2014’s Extremist, is now available for pre-order here.
Demon Hunter have also shared the track listing and the final two covers for Outlive. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover pictured is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover pictured is for the double vinyl. Check them out now!
Tags: All That Remains, extreme metal, heavy metal, Jose Mangin, Madness, metalcore, Phil Labonte, Safehouse, SiriusXM, upcoming releases
Today, metalcore mainstays All That Remains premiered two new singles “Madness” and “Safehouse” on SiriusXM Octane & on SiriusXM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin! All That Remains’ new album, the follow-up to 2015’s The Order of Things, is expected to arrive some time in April. Listen to the new songs inside! (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, Anton Kabanen, Battlebeast, Bringer of Pain, female-fronted metal, Finland, heavy metal, Helloween, Helsinki, Interviews, New Releases, Nitte Valo, Noora Louhimo, power metal, Sabaton, Sonata Arctica, Twisted Sister, Unholy Savior
Battlebeast—how can that name not bring a smile to a metalhead’s face? The Finnish band combines power metal and traditional ’80s metal into something special: anthemic songs with big hooks and choruses to bring out that inner headbanger in us all. Formed in 2008 and originally featuring vocalist Nitte Valo, the band was left in a compromising position in 2012 when she had to leave the band prior to a coveted opening slot on a tour with Sonata Arctica. In stepped the wild-haired, big voice of a frontwoman, Noora Louhimo, who up until this point had never performed in a heavy metal band. Well, Noora (or as she had me pronounce it, New-rrr-a, with an emphasis on the tongue roll) now has become the heart and soul of Battlebeast, as the band prepares to release its third album with her as vocalist, Bringer of Pain (Feb. 17, 2017, Nuclear Blast Records). The band—rounded out by bassist/vocalist Eero Sipilä, drummer Pyry Vikki, guitarist Juuso Soinio, keyboardist Janne Björkroth and his brother, guitarist Joona Björkroth—will serve as openers, along with Leave’s Eyes, for Sabaton on a U.S. tour this spring. Live Metal’s Jeff Maki talked with Noora about Bringer of Pain, the interesting story of how she joined the band, it’s ’80s metal style and much more. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Andy Sneap, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, heavy metal, Horrorscope, I Hear Black, Ironbound, Mean Green Killing Machine, Megadeth, Metallica, New Jersey, New Releases, nuclear blast, Our Finest Hour, Overkill, Slayer, Testament, The Grinding Wheel, The Years of Decay, Thrash, thrash metal, Under The Influence, Wrecking Crew
From the first time I heard the thrash metal anthem “Hello from the Gutter,” off of the 1988 album Under the Influence, I was hooked on Overkill. Then came “Elimination” and “Time to Kill” and “Horrorscope,” and you get the idea. The New Jersey band formed at the same time as other bands in the United States, from coast to coast, and around the world, were creating the new, chaotic subgenre devoid of rules and against the grain of what was considered heavy metal at the time. It would come to be known as thrash metal. With a notable winged-skull mascot named “Chaly,” and releases like The Years of Decay (1989), Horrorscope (1991) and I Hear Black (1993), the band was a regular on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, toured and became known all over the world. There’s even a strong sentiment among fans and metal purists that the “Big Four” should be expanded to include the likes of Overkill, Testament, Exodus, and others. Yes, Overkill is that important, and, in other words, they can be considered living legends. Throughout the turbulent metal scene in the ’90s, the band continued to crank out albums, and kept going strong in the 2000s.
That leads us to the present, when Overkill is about to release its 18th album. The Grinding Wheel is as heavy as it is diverse and dangerously fun. Members have come and gone, but the instantly recognizable voice of the band, Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, remains. Blitz recently called in to say hello from the gutter, talk about the new album and Overkill’s three decades of thrash metal with Live Metal’s Jeff Maki. (more…)
Tags: Baltimore, Built To Last, Delain, female-fronted metal, Hammerfall, heavy metal, Live Metal, North American Tour, Official video, Tour Dates
Hammerfall have been masters of groundbreaking metal anthems since the start of their remarkable career back in 1993. Today the brand new music video for the title track of their latest effort is being premiered! Built To Last boasts a programmatic title and brilliantly displays the strengths of the band. Highly melodic anthems with aggressive lead guitars turn this oeuvre into one of the most consistent, exciting and passionate Hammerfall ever recorded!
Watch the brand new music video inside! (more…)