Posts Tagged ‘Victory Records’



Terror has announced its first U.S. tour behind its latest release, The 25th Hour (review), available now. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Sept. 11. The whole tour also will feature Code Orange, Take Offense and Malfunction, with select dates to include appearances from King Nine, Blind Justice, Incendiary, Blistered and Bitter End.

Terror frontman Scott Vogel said, “Terror is really happy with how this tour shaped up. A bunch of our favorite current hardcore bands are on this run, and this is the type of bill that has been long overdue for us to put together. The new record is out and this is a perfect way to kick off the touring in the USA.”

Terror tour dates: (more…)


Review by Jeff Maki
There’s probably no band that better embodies the spirit of our site than Terror. Terror strives to keep real music alive—hardcore music, that is.  (more…)


Live Jagrell of Sister Sin performing on the Victory Stage during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival – July 24, 2015 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.

By now, you should have read our recent article on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Victory Stage artists’ responses to Slayer’s Kerry King’s now infamous comments. If not, we kindly direct you to it here. Well, old-school hard rockers Sister Sin played the Victory Stage and vocalist Liv Jagrell chimed in for us, albeit in a nicer way than the others. But the Mayhem controversy wasn’t all we discussed; there were also some things about her band, influences, her posing for publications and more. Here is the complete interview we conducted with the Swedish bombshell. (more…)

Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Molding an array of styles on its Victory Records debut album, Blind Until We Burn, Kissing Candice spent the summer promoting it by playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s Victory Records Stage. This year’s installment of the festival has been mired in controversy, started by festival co-founder Kevin Lyman and further stoked by Kerry King of Slayer, the festival’s headliner. Victory Records artists didn’t take too kindly to King calling the Victory Stage a “piece of shit record stage,” and as you may already have seen, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin and Kissing Candice all responded to King right here on Live Metal (Read here). Here is the interview we conducted with Kissing Candice in which the comments originated, along with the band discussing its diverse music style and fan base. (more…)

Terror have kick-outed a new music video for “Mind At War,” giving another peek into their new album, The Twenty Fifth Hour, to be released August 7th on Victory Records.

Frontman Scott Vogel says of the track, “When Nick (Jett, drummer) first showed me this song, I immediately thought it had a DRI Four Of A Kind-crossover feel to it which I love and is pretty fresh for Terror. Lyrically, everyone can relate to this. All our minds are at war within ourselves and this fucked up world. We needed a visual that bought to life the dark side of our thoughts and the Tom Soares legendary production really shows on this track.”

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2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)


Madness and Mayhem: Is Kerry King the most hated man on Mayhem Festival? Victory Stage bands respond to his controversial comments.

At the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s July 24 stop at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia., we talked with members of Jungle Rot, Kissing Candice and Sister Sin, who all weighed in on the controversy involving Slayer guitarist Kerry King and festival co-founder Kevin Lyman. (more…)


Jungle Rot

At this year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, we had the opportunity to talk with Jungle Rot’s Dave Matrise. While Jungle Rot may be a name new to Live Metal, the band isn’t new at all. The Wisconsin “old-school” death metallers have been at it for over 20 years, and just released their eighth album, Order Shall Prevail (June 30, 2015, Victory Records). If you’re a fan of the early days of fast, violent death metal in the vein of the first Sepultura albums, Deicide or Immolation and others in this vein, check out Jungle Rot. Playing its first Mayhem Festival on the Victory Records Stage, Jungle Rot was one of the standouts of the day.

Unless you’re a metal fan living under a rock, you’ve probably hears about the recent controversy surrounding this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Jeff Maki of Live chatted with Dave, who offered some candid remarks about Slayer’s Kerry King, and discussed this year’s Mayhem Festival lineup and more.

KIssing Candice

KIssing Candice

American horror merchants Kissing Candice have delivered the unsettling video for “Put ‘Em Up,” the latest single from its new album Blind Until We Burn, available everywhere now.

“We set out to create an organically eerie and abrasive atmosphere for this video,” said guitarist Walt Dicristina. “Along with much of the album as a whole, ‘Put ‘Em Up’ is meant to inspire one to stand up for themselves and what they believe in … leaving their fears and insecurities at the wayside.” (more…)

Kissing Candice

Kissing Candice

When a metal band dons masks onstage, the comparisons to Slipknot and Mushroomhead are inevitable. Not only do the members of Kissing Candice not hide from those common comments, they embrace them. They aim to be the next in the line of masked metal bands, and beyond that, the next act in the genre to headline stadiums and festivals. Though the band already has released two EPs, Murder (2012) and Conjured (2013), the quest for world domination will go to a new level June 30, when Victory Records releases its full-length debut, Blind Until We Burn, and later this summer, when it performs on its label’s stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. When the Kissing Candice’s tour supporting Twiztid came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with vocalist Joey Simpson, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Sciro, bassist Mike Grippo and guitarist Walter Dicristina, who devoured a literal stack of pizzas during the interview, to discuss the band’s origins, the new album, Mayhem and more. (more…)

Slayer brought the heat at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and will headline the 2015 edition this summer.

Slayer brought the heat at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and will headline the 2015 edition this summer.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is set to return this summer for its eighth year, with a total of 13 bands performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and Victory Records stage.

Slayer, veterans of Mayhem 2009 and 2012, will headline the main stage, which also will feature King Diamond, Hellyeah and The Devil Wears Prada. (more…)

Predictable?  Never.  Menacing?  Always. Emmure have delivered “A Gift A Curse”, the fourth video from the album Eternal Enemies, available now. Aside from its technical mastery, the futuristic and mind-bending sequences propose the death of art.  From the crumbling of the David Statue and the always enraged lyrics of Emmure, “A Gift A Curse” moves along like an ballistic missile, leaving little time to interpretation. Watch “A Gift A Curse” inside. (more…)