Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEWS: Aggression

Friends into traditional, riff-centered, speed-focused thrash metal will want to spend some time listening to the complete album by the returning Canadian band Aggression. Their origins go all the way back to the middle of the 1980s when thrash was taking over the heavy metal music underground scenes in many places. It's no problem if you do not know who they are because there are hundreds and hundreds of 80s thrash bands that people have not heard. The important thing is that they got their act together, the fire was once again inside their bellies and brains and they managed to get back up for the thrash supporters of the world. They are back screaming about all sorts of violence and incorrigible behavior because apparently life and age has not taught them to grow up and start talking about the importance of recycling your plastics and telling you which capitalist politician to vote for, unlike some other thrash bands. Stay away from these old Canadians if you are easily offended. They are still a bunch of perverts who should be in jail but somehow have managed to deceive the Canadian authorities into allowing them to be free men in society. Boy, what a mistake that was! Just listen to the new album. Sick puppies. Warning: they have songs about bodily fluids. Double warning: bang your head!
Aggression
Fragmented Spirit Devils
release date: November 10th, 2016
label: Xtreem Music
OFFICIAL: 3rd album, first one since '87 by this mythic canadian Thrash Metal featuring Brian Langley (ex-INFERNÄL MÄJESTY) on vocals and a little bit more Death Metal tinged approach while still retaining that main full raging Thrash Metal basis. Their sound swims in the same seas of bands like POSSESSED, DARK ANGEL, HELLWITCH, INFERNÄL MÄJESTY, MORBID SAINT.
OFFICIAL: Classic thrash metal band AGGRESSION from Canada have employed the services of Brian Langley of the legendary Canadian band INFERNAL MAJESTY to do vocals for their new album on Xtreem Music. AGGRESSION have been around since the 80s and have unfortunately remained unheralded over the decades, but Xtreem Music has stepped up to not only re-release their classic album 'The Full Treatment' but also put out their brand new one. This album retains the original charm and yet manages to sound relevant today. 'Fragmented Spirit Devils' sounds sufficiently vitriolic and juicy, something which the polished, sterile bands of today fail miserably to achieve. So dig into this fresh slab of old school thrash metal from the masters themselves.
OFFICIAL: Aggression was formed in the spring of 1985 (originally under the moniker "Asylum"), by the 2 guitar shredders Sasquatch and Burn. Rounding out the lineup was Botcher on vocals, Dug on Bass and Gate on drums. After a few demos they recorded "Forgotten Skeleton" in 1986. Unfortunately the album would not see a release until 2005. (Almost 20 years later!) After some lineup changes, Aggression recorded and released 1987's The Full Treatment. They received good reviews for there demos and The Full Treatment, and very quickly became one of the most popular metal bands in Quebec and Canada. Their concerts were sold out everywhere, and the fanbase grew from hundreds to thousands in no time. With his public relations expertise, their manager at the time (Johnny Hart) quickly made Aggression an household name. Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow's eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves and meet Aggression while they were in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others. Due to certain members drug habits and bad decision making the band was all but dead in 1989.
Fast forward to 2005. The 1986 unreleased album Forgotten Skeleton gets released and see's the band reunite at Montreal Metal Massacre fest 2005. Unable to commit to anthing more than a few reunion shows it was decided that the band would be put to rest once more. Aggression's 30 year anniversary is looming. Could 2015 see the return of these Frozen Aggressors?
xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/fragmented-spirit-devils
facebook.com/AGGRESSION85

Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated April 20, 2017

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin Zine.
Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated April 20, 2017
April 20 Three Chord Killer, Thou Shall Kill, Religicide at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 20 Everett Gear Swap and Networking Night, Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 20 Kontatto, Konform, Toe Cutter at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
April 21 The Alumni Fest Battle of The Bands: Monsters among Gods, Rucker, Visceral Embodiment, Dismembering Mary, Chamber 6 at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 21 Femme Halen (Van Halen tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 21 Limegoat at Kitty X, Olympia, WA
April 22 Femme Halen (Van Halen tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 22 Fifth Angel (reunion), Palooka, Hellbilly at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 22 Blood and Thunder, The 69 Lines, Calbrea at Bubba's Roadhouse, Sultan, WA
April 23 Windhand, Hell, Un, Wounded Giant at Neumos Seattle, WA
April 23 Intronaut, Bell Witch, Scriptures, Breag Naofa at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 24 Blame the Wizards, Siren's Rain, Iron Nightingale at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 25 Anthrax, Killswitch Engage at Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
April 25 Cvrse, Kihalas, Prisonfood, Speak In Tongues at Obscurus, Everett, WA
April 26 The Obsessed, Fatso Jetson at Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
April 27 Weedeater, The Obsessed, Primitive Man, Fatso Jetson, Karma to Burn at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 27 Green Jello, Headless Pez at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
April 28 D.R.I., Infex, The Accused AD, Acid Teeth, Disciples of Dissent, The Stuntmen, Boxcutter, Misuse of Power, Head Honcho, Potbelly at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 28 Signal Lost, Deathraid, Babylon, Arcane at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 28 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Repudiate at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
April 28 Green Jello, Headless Pez, Zero Down, Raw Dogs at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 29 Asphyx, Skeletal Remains, Hissing, Fetid, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 29 Green Jello, Headless Pez, Raw Dogs, The Gerbil Turds at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
April 29 Kill Closet, Chronalogical Injustice, Devilation, Noctium at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 30 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Heiress, Wake of Humanity at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 30 Siren's Rain at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 30 Ashes of Existence, Heretic A.D., Day by Day at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
May 2 Dawn of Ashes, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 2 Superjoint, Battlecross, Child Bite, Witchburn, Crud Guns at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 4 Substratum, Nasty Bits, Kings of Cavalier, K'atun at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 5 Anaeroba, Generation Decline, Muppet Fetish at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 6 HammerFall, Delain, Zero Down, Skelator at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 6 Mortician, Drawn and Quartered, Logic Slaughter, Stages of Decomposition, Transcribing the Necronomicon, Rutah at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 6 Soiree Macabre 2: A Flourishing Scourge Pre-Release House Party at Bothell, WA
May 8 Gruesome, Oxygen Destroyer, K'atun, Violent Hallucinations at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 8 Sabaton, Battle Beast, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 11 Into the storm, Abberance (CA), Githyanki, A Province of Thay at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
May 11 Testament, Sepultura, Prong at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 11 American Wrecking Company, Blood and Thunder, Skelator, Oxygen Destroyer at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 11 Downstream Music Fest Metal Main Stage: Blood and Thunder, Oxygen Destroyer, Skelator, American Wrecking Company at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 12 Siren's Rain at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
May 12 Jugs of Blood at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 13 Negura Bunget, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 13 Skinlab, Pinned Red, December in Red, Sporicyde at Tony V's, Everett, WA
May 13 Mechanism at Louie G's, Fife, WA
May 13 Witch Ripper at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 13 A Sense of Gravity at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 13 Queensryche at The Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
May 13 Raiju, A Sense of Gravity, The Devils of Loudun, Rhine, Tetrachromat at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 13 Disciples of Dissent, Ground Zero, Odyssey at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 13 The Drip at Upstream Fest, Seattle, WA
May 14 Isenordal, Circle of Beings, Noceur, Antitheus, others at Obscurus, Everett, WA
May 14 Conan, North, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Serial Hawk at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 16 Shining, Revenge, Wolvhammer, Sacrament ov Impurity at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 18 Y & T, Killer Bee, Darkhorse, One Gun Shy at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 19 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 20 Taake, Gost, Inquinok at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 20 Splintered Throne at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
May 20 Evergrey, Seven Kingdoms, Need, Ascendia, Prozack Staple, Convergence at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 20 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 21 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
May 22 Xandria, Kobra and the Lotus, Once Human, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 22 All Hail the Yeti, Invidia, Broken Rail at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 23 Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow, Blood and Thunder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 23 Crafter, Remain & Sustain at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 24 Destruction, Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Hellbender, Devilation, Religicide at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 24 Deathwish, Generation Decline at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 25 Yngwie Malmsteen, Mechanism, Killian Mahaffey at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 26 Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, Rutah at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 26 Candlemass at Modified Ghost Festival II, Vancover, B.C., Canada
May 26 Into the Storm at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
May 26 Armed for Apocalypse, Deathbed Confessions, Ghostblood, Kommand, Oxygen Destroyer at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 27 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Follow the Lights, As Pillars Fall, Beyond the Woods at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 27 Deathbed Confessions, Armed for Apocalypse, Witchburn at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 27 Into the Storm, Florida Man, Swampheavy, Joseph at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
May 29 Behexen, Demoncy, Inquinok, A God or an Other at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 29 Blood and Thunder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 30 Homewrecker at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 30 Deathbed Confessions, Armed for Apocalypse, Witchburn at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
June 4 Angelcorpse, Ares Kingdom, Drawn and Quartered, Petrification, Pathetic at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 5 Ergo I Exist, Esoson, Born without Blood at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 5 Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, Gloom, Transcribing The Necronomicon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 6 Zakk Sabbath, Beastmaker at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 7 Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Harvest Gulgatha, Hissing, Void Wraith at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 7 Ghost Ship Octavius at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 8 Lita Ford at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA
June 9 Ghost Ship Octavius, Beltfed Weapon, Blood and Thunder, Massacre at the Opera Tony V's, Everett, WA
June 9 Def Leppard at White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
June 10 Ghost Ship Octavius, Mechanism, Beltfed Weapon, South Kitsap Infidels, Disciples of Dissent at End Zone, Port Orchard, WA
June 11 Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Demoncy, Triumvir Foul at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 11 Every Hand Betrayed, Serpents Tongue, Words from Aztecs at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 12 Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Revocation, Withered, Beltfed Weapon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 12 Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Triumvir Foul, Mortiferum at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
June 16 Vans Warped Tour at Centurylink Field, Seattle, WA: Gwar, Municipal Waste, Carnifex, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, others
Northwest
Terror Fest June 15-17 at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
Warning, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, Goatwhore, Samothrace, Cult Leader, Graves at Sea, King Woman, Usnea, Fórn, Call of the Void, Pilgrim, Young and in the Way, Nomads, Lycus, CHRCH, Transient, Take Over and Destroy, Aerial Ruin, Uada, Infernal Coil, Endorphins Lost, Witch Ripper, Burials, Sol, Rhine, Old Iron, others
June 19 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus, The Devils of Loudun at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 20 Helion Prime, Substratum, Thread the Sky, Nasty Bits at Highline, Seattle, Wa
June 22 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 23 Demerit, Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Ground Score, No Klasse at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 24 Oxygen Destroyer, Born without Blood, Ashen Pyre, Kihalás, Obsidian (L.A.) at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 24 Avoid the Void, Killing the Messenger, Vultures above Us at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 27 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 29 Sammy Hagar at Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
June 29 Limegoat, Sons of Donovan, Whythre at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 30 Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hidious Creep at TBA, Seattle, WA
June 30 Crud Guns, Mother Root, Sonic Erotic at The Bindlestick, Snoqualmie, WA
June 30 Felled at Thirst for Light IV, Red Hawk Avalon, Raymond, WA
July 2 Beyond Theory, After the Fallout, Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 2 Fit for an Autopsy, Tombs, Moon Tooth, Heiress, Breag Naofa at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 5 Castle at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 6 Transcend the Realm at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Antichrist, Kommand at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 8 Odyssey 10 Year Anniversary at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 9 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 10 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch, Un at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand at Obscurus, Everett, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Once Human, Gabriel and The Apocalypse at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 27 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 27 Crimsonguardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 24 Diamond Head at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Lady Beast, Bat, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kommand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
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Monday, April 17, 2017

NEWS: Seattle Extreme Prog Metallers A FLOURISHING SCOURGE Releasing Debut Album in June

A Flourishing Scourge, a progressive extreme metal band from the state of Washington, U.S., has begun the march towards the release of its self-titled debut album in June. In the state of Washington they have been building up their name, and their reputation as good musicians has been growing. Their take on extreme metal is a serious endeavor, much of it showing black metal affinities in the guitar work, while the progressive side keeps up a high level of musicianship, too, and with eye towards keeping the metal at the forefront. In all truth, this band and this music is not easy listening and it invites the listeners to take a more active role in the experience in order to appreciate it. The album itself is not something that one listen will reveal in its entirety, but fortunately the band has decided to ease you into the world of A Flourishing Scourge's extreme and progressive metal by posting a new song at the first link below. Consider this your first invitation. One step at a time. There is more coming. A lot more.
A Flourishing Scourge
A Flourishing Scourge
Begotten Records
Release: 9 June 2017
OFFICIAL: The self-titled full-length debut from Seattle Extreme Progressive Metallers A FLOURISHING SCOURGE will be released June 9 through the band's own imprint Begotten Records. The album features eight dynamic and ferocious songs, all written and performed by original members Tye Jones (Vocals, Guitars), Kevin Carbrey (Bass), and Andrew Dennis (Guitars). The album also features session drummer Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth, ex-Abigail Williams). Pre-order the album and stream new song "Tidal Waves" at the link below.
A Flourishing Scourge was recorded at Gojira's Silver Cord Studios in Brooklyn, New York, from June 1 to June 10, 2016. The album was engineered and mixed by Jamie Uertz (Gojira, Anthrax) with mixing and editing contributions from Tye Jones during the Fall of 2016, and was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios, Stockholm, Sweden. Original cover artwork by Andrada Saftescu.
Track List:
1. Tidal Waves
2. To the Stench of a Rotting Corpse
3. Insatiable
4. Onerous
5. Awakened
6. Vacant
7. The Hedonist
8. Solace
aflourishingscourge.bandcamp.com/album/a-flourishing-scourge
facebook.com/aflourishingscourge

Thursday, April 13, 2017

this Friday in Everett, WA

this Friday in Everett: APR 14
Species Splicer Music Video at Anchor Pub
APR 14
Species Splicer / Groundfeeder / Depths of the Sunset
Species Splicer: "Species Splicer will be filming their set at Anchor Pub for an upcoming music video and wants YOU to be there. We will be sharing the stage with Groundfeeder, Depths of the Sunset, and guests. This is a FREE show and all ages until 11! Lets pack this place and remind everyone why our scene is the BEST!"
Depths of the Sunset: "WHAT'S UP LINGS? Wanna be a part of Species Splicer's up and coming music video? Wanna also see your beloved D.O.T.S. share the stage with these brutes? Wanna also help wish Depths of the Sunset front man Michael a very HAPPY FUCKING BIRTHDAY?! Well look no more, there is going to be a very special, very BRUTAL concert we will be playing at the Anchor Pub in Everett. This is a FREE SHOW!!! It's also on a Friday night!!! Come and have a kick ass time with us!!! And who knows...you might even end up on the silver screen... Cheers. Stay heavy."
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NEWS: Irony Destroyed

The metalcore band Irony Destroyed (Kenya) now has its debut EP ready for listening and it is called Strife to Legacy and it is now available on YouTube, Bandcamp and other places. Perhaps it took longer than the band expected, but the music is finally here and that’s something to celebrate. Check it out at the link below.
BIO: Irony Destroyed was formed in 2012 by Nelson “Ecclesiastes” Musyoka. Still young and in high school but that did not stop him from forming a hard-hitting metal band. He wrote some songs and met up with three of his friends to make all their dreams come true.
They played and practiced some covers and recorded two tracks namely, “Think Twice, if Possible Thrice” and, “Sun as a Home” in 2013 when everyone was through with high school. That was until when the members of the band left to continue with their further studies. By then, Irony Destroyed (Earlier) had only recorded two songs in their practice room (On a laptop).
In 2014, Nelson found the Lead guitarist, Lenny Kiano on Irony Destroyed’s Facebook page and boy could he shred. Had some awesome riffs, he was definitely going to be the lead guitarist. Lenny then became in charge of the band and recruiting new members when Nelson left to study as well.
ironydestroyedofficial.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/IronyDestroyed/

interview: Wretch

Wretch is a traditional heavy metal band from Ohio, U.S. and they play what some Europeans call “U.S. metal.” Wretch is real heavy metal for people who want precisely that: traditional heavy metal. There was heavy metal in the 80s and there is heavy metal today, and that’s why Wretch exists. They play the music honestly and do it the best that they can. It’s about guitars, it’s about solos and it’s about singing. They are not a fancy, plastic, fake rock band and they are not full of themselves. They have been around the block a few times and they are stubborn and they believe in this music as a positive force in life, as they reveal in this interview. Their newest album is called The Hunt. Let’s find out more about it.
Hello! I am listening to your new album The Hunt now and I have been listening to it quite a bit for weeks now. Is it correct that Wretch recently played in Germany, in 2017? How was that experience for you, as an American band from Ohio? You played your new album material?
Hi, there! We actually did a 3-week European tour in March of 2017. We played shows in Germany, Belgium and Holland. It was a great experience for us; Europe is definitely our market. We played some new material, but we also played music from all of our releases, including Reborn (2006), the Make this Garden Burn EP (2007), the Rise to Power EP (2013) and the Warriors album (2014). This isn't the first time Wretch has played Germany, having appeared at the "Headbangers Open Air" festival in 2007, and Greece's "Up the Hammers" festival in 2013.
I am familiar with The Hunt and the previous album Warriors (2014). However, I did not realize that Wretch’s history goes back to 1984! Is that true? 1984?! So, who are the current members and how long has each current member been in the band?
Yeah, we've been around for quite a while. The only member that has been consistent throughout the life of the band is Nick Giannakos (guitars). Jeff Curenton (drums) from the original line-up has recently rejoined, though. He appeared on the Reborn album and now The Hunt. He's been with Wretch (1986-1990, 2003-2006, 2015-present) Tim Frederick (bass) has been with the band since 2006. Mike Stephenson (guitars) joined in 2011, and finally Juan Ricardo (vocals) joined in 2016.
For some European supporters of traditional heavy metal, the term “U.S. metal” means heavy metal from Ohio, a place that has quite a number of metal bands with cool histories, even though the metal music press in the U.S. does not cover it much. Do you all live in Ohio now? How is the Ohio metal scene for Wretch?
We all currently live in Ohio. We do have a lot of what they call "U.S. Metal" in Ohio, and yes, we are largely neglected by the U.S. metal press. We have a small metal scene in Ohio. We get some local support, but it's pretty limited. We do a few shows a year in the Cleveland area; usually try to limit it to the festival type events where a bunch of bands play or opening for larger acts like Fates Warning and Iced Earth.
Wretch has called Ohio an “industrial wasteland.” Can you explain what you mean by that?
Specifically in Northeast Ohio, specifically the Cleveland and Youngstown areas, just got wiped out in the mid-80s when the Steel Mills closed. We all grew up with that. There's not a lot of hope for the American dream when all the good paying jobs are wiped out and the infrastructure is just crumbling around you. A lot of crime and drugs and no jobs. That's what we mean by "industrial wasteland,” and for all of us through the years, playing music was our escape from that.
Coming back to The Hunt. This is your new album and I’m sure it took blood, sweat and tears to make it because I’m pretty sure that you are not rolling in the cash. Where does Wretch record its music?
Ha ha! We are definitely not rolling in the cash! Before this album, we'd pay to go into a studio to record. We finally wised up and put our own studio together (we call it "WRETCH's Bargain Basement Studio"). We invested in a top of the line mixing board, computer, monitors and we've been around long enough to be able to pull together any other odds and ends we need for a few weeks while we record. The Hunt is the first album we recorded all by ourselves and we think it came out great. We do pay to have the final mixing and mastering done by a great German sound engineer, Achim Kohler. He does all of Primal Fears albums, but has also worked with Amon Amarth and some other well-known bands.
I want to thank you for continuing to make music, especially traditional heavy metal, in age in which it is very underreported. You know that there are fashions and trends, but Wretch is swimming against the stream in the U.S. What makes you determined to keep going?
What keeps us going is that we love the music, and there are some people out there that still love the same music. Like we said, when we go to Europe, they really get what we are doing.
I have read the lyrics to the previous album Warriors. One theme that runs through those lyrics is the idea of being strong in the face of obstacles. Living in Ohio, do you see some people who are discouraged in life?
There are a lot of folks that live in despair in Ohio. Ohio currently has probably the worst heroin epidemic in the country (and that's saying something because it's bad all over). I guess when we write lyrics, we tend not to focus on the grim reality (although "Straight to Hell" kind of does just that), but in general, we just try to entertain, maybe give somebody something to forget for a while about the normal everyday s## they are dealing with.
On this album you have mostly rockers, as usual. “The Hunt” and “Throne of Poseidon” are uptempo songs. You also have some songs that have midtempo stomping rocking sound, that “U.S. metal.” These sounds are what Wretch is all about. “Once in a Lifetime” towards the end of the album is also an uptempo, rocking song, for instance. Yet, the new album has the acoustic song “She Waits.” What prompted you to do this track? It’s definitely different from the other songs.
Wretch is a pretty guitar-centric band, the twin lead guitars is pretty important to our sound. Nick and Mike have been playing together for years. Mike was actually Nick's guitar student some 30 years ago and then started playing in bands starting in the early 90s after WRETCH went dormant. Nick and Mike both have a love of classical and shred guitar, so there's always some kind of classical guitar thing getting noodled around in the background. That song was written by Nick and almost didn't appear on the album. We added it at the last minute because we didn't think there was enough material.
Now that you have the new album out, will you be able to play more shows in your region?
We'll definitely be playing some shows in the Midwest this year. We'll likely have a CD release party here in May (U.S. release hasn't occurred yet). We're hoping to get back to Europe again before too long, as well.
Do you do regular updates?
Most of our updates come out on Facebook and Twitter but we also have a webpage. The best news we can share is that we exist, hopefully some traditional metal fans find their way to us. Our album The Hunt will be out in the U.S. in April. We've also got a limited release of vinyl for both The Hunt and Warriors, in fact, the Warriors vinyl is a special double-vinyl that got new cover art. Those can be found here at the Pure Steel shop below.
Thanks again for your time and music.
Thanks for caring!
WRETCH
Heavy Metal from the Rust Belt of Ohio.
facebook.com/wretchmetal
puresteel-shop.com
twitter.com/WRETCHMETAL?lang=en
wretchmetal.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

review: Cryonic Temple

Cryonic Temple
Into The Glorious Battle
Scarlet Records
Release: 21 April 2017
Cryonic Temple returns with a statement album after years of studio silence. Metal Archives shows that their previous album is from 2008. They began in 1996 and had four albums released before this new one, which is an affirmation of power metal. The loyalists of traditional metal music melodic forms will consider this work by the Swedes as a great example of the genre in 2017. Their objective is to remind their supporters that the band is very much alive, contrary to how it may have seemed for a while, due to the personnel changes over the years.
There are 13 songs that illustrate the main ideas of glorious power metal, beginning with speedfest numbers with thrash-level velocities and uptempo rockers contagious from start to end, forwards and backwards, right side up and upside down. These Swedes have no shame, no shame at all; they want to take over the world right this minute and they seek to convince anyone within striking distance. They take the listener from the highest of highs to the agony and melancholy of the power ballads (three of them, including the closing track as an epic conclusion to the album) that will make you take out your lighter and wave your arms side to side. War, victory, defeat, death, solitude, fury, consolation, joy and desperation, it's all in this tour de force of an album.
The new album shows the band as a major exponent of European power metal. The sound on this album incorporates keyboards as a strong background component that smoothes out the music and adds a permanent element of melody. The guitar work delivers everything expected in this field: fast riffs, uptempo rhythms, fast solos and catchy melodies. In addition, there are some bluesy elements during the power ballads, amongst other places. Everything you want in power metal guitar is present. The bass guitar is not very audible, but "Prepare for War" certainly shows the bass guitar. The drums do not sound like real drums due to the clean production. You can't hear much in the way of cymbal work and the double bass is clicky, as it tends to be in so much of modern metal genres, unfortunately.
The singing is done very well and appropriately for the genre in the sense that it is melodic with both (1) a massive appeal potential and (2) without all the annoying things associated with singing. (1) The singing is very friendly to the ear, in a way that is pop and good for radio, not just for heavy metal audiences. Anyone who hears the power ballad "The War Is Useless" will find the singing to be pleasant and perfect for singing along. (2) The singing is a type of midrange vocal style, but with enough of an upper range to be totally in the territory of melody. There are no forced and out-of-place shrill high notes that some people dislike about traditional metal singing.
Trivia. The band shows some quick flashes of homage to heavy metal and to 80s pop. These include vocal phrases like "steel meets steel," quick keyboards phrasings that recall the power metal renaissance in the 90s, like HammerFall and Edguy. Some of the keyboards parts recall 80s pop, of course, as is usual with power metal. In certain spots, they might be channeling Europe or Cutting Crew. They also could be invoking a bit of Gun n Roses’ “November Rain” in the aforementioned power ballad “The War Is Useless.”
The work is a rebirth for the band. They took their time with this album and the results speak for themselves. Power metal supporters will do themselves a great favor to hear this album in its totality. It should not take more than a few listens to begin understanding that is a strong return for the band in all the songs.
Go here to hear a new song now before the album is out.
facebook.com/CryonicTemple/?ref=ts
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review by MMB

Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated April 11, 2017

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin Zine.
April 12 Vale, A God or an Other at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 13 Lesbian (last show), He Whose Ox is Gored, Lb.!, Dangg at Neumos, Seattle, WA
April 13 Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard, Witchburn at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 13 The Zeta (Venezuela), Nación de Humo, A God or an Other at Cryptatropa, Olympia, WA
April 14 Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite, No Zodiac at The Pin, Spokane, WA
April 14 Drug of Choice, The Thorium Switch, Dilapidation at Stonehenge, Tacoma, WA
April 14 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 14 ObscurUs in Darkness: Amsi, The Blood Of Others, Solve, The Walking Wounded, Chrome Corpse at Obscurus, Everett, WA
April 14 Full Metal Jacket at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 14 Depths of the Sunset, Groundfeeder, Species Splicer at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
April 15 Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite, No Zodiac at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
April 15 Mastodon at The Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
April 15 Unforgiven Fest I: Transcribing the Necronomicon, Progenitor, Primordial Atrocity, Dead Nexus, Deathbed Confessions, Dilapidation, Voithrone, Blackline at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
April 15 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 15 Vesuvian, Salem Knights, Method 13 at Lucky Liquor, Tukwila, WA
April 17 Rhine, Mindscar, Rat King at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 18 Ghost Bath, Astronoid, Voidthrone, at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 19 Sykosis, Beneath a Dying Sun, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 20 Three Chord Killer, Thou Shall Kill, Religicide at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 20 Kontatto, Konform, Toe Cutter at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
April 21 The Alumni Fest Battle of The Bands: Monsters among Gods, Rucker, Visceral Embodiment, Dismembering Mary, Chamber 6 at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 21 Femme Halen (Van Halen tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 22 Fifth Angel (reunion), Palooka, Hellbilly at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 23 Windhand, Hell, Un, Wounded Giant at Neumos Seattle, WA
April 23 Intronaut, Bell Witch, Scriptures, Breag Naofa at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 24 Blame the Wizards, Siren's Rain, Iron Nightingale at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 25 Anthrax, Killswitch Engage at Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
April 25 Cvrse, Kihalas, Prisonfood, Speak In Tongues at Obscurus, Everett, WA
April 26 The Obsessed, Fatso Jetson at Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
April 27 Weedeater, The Obsessed, Primitive Man, Fatso Jetson, Karma to Burn at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 28 D.R.I., The Accused AD, Acid Teeth, Disciples of Dissent at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 28 Signal Lost, Deathraid, Babylon, Arcane at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 28 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Repudiate at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
April 29 Asphyx, Skeletal Remains, Hissing, Fetid, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 29 Kill Closet, Chronalogical Injustice, Devilation, Noctium at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 30 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Heiress, Wake of Humanity at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 30 Siren's Rain at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 2 Dawn of Ashes, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 2 Superjoint, Battlecross, Child Bite, Witchburn, Crud Guns at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 4 Substratum, Nasty Bits, Kings of Cavalier, K'atun at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 5 Anaeroba, Generation Decline, Muppet Fetish at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 6 HammerFall, Delain, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 6 Mortician, Drawn and Quartered, Logic Slaughter, Stages of Decomposition, Transcribing the Necronomicon, Rutah at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 6 Soiree Macabre 2: A Flourishing Scourge Pre-Release House Party at Bothell, WA
May 8 Gruesome, Oxygen Destroyer, K'atun, Violent Hallucinations at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 8 Sabaton, Battle Beast, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 11 Testament, Sepultura, Prong at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 11 Downstream Music Fest Metal Main Stage: Blood and Thunder, Oxygen Destroyer, Skelator, American Wrecking Company at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 12 Siren's Rain at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
May 13 Negura Bunget, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 13 Skinlab, Pinned Red, December in Red, Sporicyde at Tony V's, Everett, WA
May 13 Queensryche at The Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
May 13 Raiju, A Sense of Gravity, The Devils of Loudun, Rhine, Tetrachromat at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 13 Disciples of Dissent, Ground Zero, Odyssey at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 14 Isenordal, Circle of Beings, Noceur, Antitheus, others at Obscurus Infernus, Everett, WA
May 14 Conan, North, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Serial Hawk at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 16 Shining, Revenge, Wolvhammer, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 18 Y & T, Killer Bee, Darkhorse, One Gun Shy at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 19 Bone Sickness, Noceur, Withheld Judgement, others at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 19 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 20 Taake at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 20 Splintered Throne at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
May 20 Evergrey, Seven Kingdoms, Need, Ascendia, Prozack Staple, Convergence at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 20 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 21 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
May 22 Xandria, Kobra and the Lotus, Once Human, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 23 Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow, Blood and Thunder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 23 Crafter, Remain & Sustain at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 24 Destruction, Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Hellbender, Devilation, Religicide at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 24 Deathwish, Generation Decline at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 25 Yngwie Malmsteen, Mechanism, Killian Mahaffey at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 26 Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, Rutah at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 26 Candlemass at Modified Ghost Festival II, Vancover, B.C., Canada
May 26 Armed for Apocalypse, Deathbed Confessions, Ghostblood, Kommand, Oxygen Destroyer at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 27 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Follow the Lights, As Pillars Fall, Beyond the Woods at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 27 Into the Storm, Florida Man, Swampheavy, Joseph at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
May 29 Behexen, Demoncy, Inquinok, A God or an Other at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 29 Blood and Thunder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 4 Angelcorpse, Ares Kingdom, Drawn and Quartered, Petrification, Pathetic at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 5 Ergo I Exist, Esoson, Born without Blood at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 5 Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, Gloom, Transcribing The Necronomicon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 6 Zakk Sabbath, Beastmaker at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 7 Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Harvest Gulgatha, Hissing, Void Wraith at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 7 Ghost Ship Octavius at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 8 Lita Ford at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA
June 9 Def Leppard at White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
June 10 Ghost Ship Octavius, Mechanism, Beltfed Weapon, South Kitsap Infidels, Disciples of Dissent at End Zone, Port Orchard, WA
June 11 Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Demoncy, Triumvir Foul at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 12 Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Revocation, Withered, Beltfed Weapon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 16 Vans Warped Tour at Centurylink Field, Seattle, WA: Gwar, Municipal Waste, Carnifex, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, others
Northwest
Terror Fest June 15-17 at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
Warning, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, Goatwhore, Samothrace, Cult Leader, Graves at Sea, King Woman, Usnea, Fórn, Call of the Void, Pilgrim, Young and in the Way, Nomads, Lycus, CHRCH, Transient, Take Over and Destroy, Aerial Ruin, Uada, Infernal Coil, Endorphins Lost, Witch Ripper, Burials, Sol, Rhine, Old Iron, others
June 19 Inanimate Existence at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 22 Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 23 Demerit, Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Ground Score, No Klasse at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 27 Symbolik, Accidentally Murdered at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 29 Sammy Hagar at Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
June 29 Limegoat, Sons of Donovan, Whythre at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 30 Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hidious Creep at TBA, Seattle, WA
July 2 Beyond Theory, After the Fallout, Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 5 Castle at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 6 Transcend the Realm at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Antichrist, Kommand at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 8 Odyssey 10 Year Anniversary at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 9 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 10 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand at Obscurus, Everett, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Once Human, Gabriel and The Apocalypse at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 27 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 24 Diamond Head at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Lady Beast, Bat at Highline, Seattle, WA
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kommand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Species Splicer in Everett, WA this Friday

Species Splicer will be recording for a video in Everett, Washington state, this Friday, April 14: “This Friday at Anchor Pub in Everett we will be getting footage of our set for an upcoming music video! This is a FREE SHOW with a stacked line up featuring Groundfeeder and Depths of the Sunset!”
This Washington state band is relatively new, it seems. Metal Archives says that they started in 2016. Their name started popping up in some show announcements in the area, and now they have a recording of slamming, chugging rhythms and low guttural vocals. Right now, at this point, the band is focusing on bringing the heaviness and the brutality without any distractions.
This is a name-your-price recording; and the bands says: “The Ep boasts of slamming riffs accompanied by insanely brutal vocals. Based on a concept of a vile scientist hatching an abominable creature of alien, demon and human scum to reproduce destructive atrocities upon the multiverse.”
Species Splicer
Paradise Through Damnation
release date: March 5th, 2017
label: independent
1.Restive 02:23
2.Reapers Edge 03:44 3.Genetic Mutilation Machine 04:36
4.Parasitical Annihilation 04:13
5.Sacred Damnation 05:48
6.Soul Splitter 04:01
total time 24:45
speciessplicer.bandcamp.com
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review: Wan

Wan
Wan Way to Hell
Carnal Records
release: 10 February 2017
Wan is extreme metal fueled by beer and a tendency to get into fights at the local bar and getting arrested on days that end in the letter y. This band will be the first tell you that they are bastards and they don’t have any friends because of that. Let’s put it this way, they are not going to get any awards for friendship and congeniality any time soon or ever. One time the band got arrested on the day that they had a show and somehow they still managed to be released in time for their concert at a bar. True story.
The key words when dealing with Wan:
Venom. Bathory. Celtic Frost. Beer.
Wan is raw black metal workhorses and now they continue their history with the latest celebration of dirty extreme metal. Wan's all about taking the old Venom and Bathory spirit into the present day. Their previous two albums Wolves of the North (2010) and Enjoy the Filth (2013) indicated that the band was already enjoying life in hell. Wan has in mind a very specific sound: unpolished blasphemy like the early black metal in the 80s.
These Swedes say that they are terrible at promoting themselves because they are too busy getting drunk and picking fights with people at the bar or just getting into a fight with each other about which Bathory album is the best; and don’t even get them started about 90s Bathory and Quorthon trying to sing. Yuck.
They also say that they do not have digital distribution, so I’m not sure how you can get this album. Check out the Carnal Records website and see what you can do there, ladies and gentlemen.
Wan lives by the old Venom code:
“Fight, we will fight right,
Living low in a world of our own,
Destined to live right, fight,
We're taking hell as our home,
Burning lives burning,
Asking me for the mercy of god,
Ancient cries crying,
Acting fast upon the way of the dog,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell,
Welcome to hell.”
Wan Way to Hell track list
1. Known as Dead 02:17
2. King of Evil 02:13
3. Till kamp 03:26
4. Igeltjärn 05:46
5. The Challenger 02:24
6. Wrought 02:45
7. As If 03:07
8. Spitfire Metal 01:08
9. Full sving 02:10
10. Piss on Your Grave 02:59
11. Svarthäll 05:42
12. Inn i ilden 02:48
13. Wan Way to Hell 03:03
total time 39:48
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Friday, April 7, 2017

right now, Friday night: Excuse All the Blood

Listen to the live broadcast right now, Friday night:
radiofreeamerica.com/station/kaos
Excuse All the Blood is a metal music show from the state of Washington, U.S. The show features black metal, heavy metal, death metal and other metal genres, too. The show is on Friday nights, but it is also available any time here: www.radiofreeamerica.com/dj/seamus-o-reilly
Friday night, 10pm to 1am Pacific Time (Seattle), listen to Excuse All the Blood metal music, out of Olympia, Washington state, U.S.
www.kaosradio.org
www.twitter.com/EATBRadio?lang=en

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NEWS: Paul O'Neill (1956-2017)

Paul O'Neill, producer known for Trans-Siberian Orchestra and his work with Savatage, died on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Savatage and TSO guitarist Chris Caffery issued the following statement.
OFFICIAL: When I was a teenager I used to hang out in the rock 'n' roll club scene of New York City. There was a club called L'Amour East that used to have a lot of national acts and I would pretty much go see every one! There was always this one guy there. I didn't know who he was but he was always there. He had long hair and would wander around in a leather jacket with a white shirt. He seemed pretty important, he wasn't in the bands but he was always with the bands. Later in the year when I was 17 I was hanging out at a club called Nirvana in New York City. I had met a couple different people that were managed by a company called Contemporary Communications. This company was formerly known as Leber & Krebs.They had managed just about every major rock 'n' roll band on the planet at the time. One of the people I ran into was the late great Allan Fryer from the band Heaven. I wound up getting an audition with the band and eventually got the gig. I remember walking into the offices of Contemporary Communications for the first time. All of a sudden I see that guy from the club! It was Mr. Paul Oneill. Paul managed and produced Heaven and my very first professional paycheck came from him when I was a 17-year-old kid.
33 years later I look back on my career and think of how lucky I am. How lucky I was to live just about every single dream I ever had as a kid about being a rock 'n' roll musician and a rockstar. The man who created that magic has passed away from us and the emptiness that I'm feeling cannot be described in words.
They always say they are moments in your life in which from that moment on things will never be the same. Meeting Paul was one of those moments and losing Paul is definitely one of those moments as well.
There are 1 million different things that I want to say right now. I can't really put them into words. I'm praying for his family, his daughter especially. Im praying for all of us in the TSO and Savatage family we lost our big brother, a mentor...our hero...our leader.
All Paul ever wanted to do was change the world through his music he did that and so much more. Rest In Peace Paul.
It's time to catch up on that sleep you have been missing for the past 20 years... I love you and I'm gonna miss u.
Chris
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Paul O'Neill (February 23, 1956 – April 5, 2017) was an American music composer, lyricist, producer, and songwriter.
A New York City native, the second of his parents' ten children, Paul O'Neill's music and literary influences, as well as his own artistic visions were well established before he began working full-time in the industry in his late teens. O'Neill began playing guitar with a number of rock bands in high school and quickly graduated to folk guitar gigs at downtown clubs. O'Neill took his first serious musical steps in the mid 1970s when he took his first progressive rock band, Slowburn, into Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City. It was there that he first met engineer Dave Wittman who had the ability to capture on tape the sounds O'Neill was hearing in his head. Paul ended up shelving the project because he was not happy with final results. (A habit Paul would repeat over the decades much to the frustration of his accountants.) However he has credited Slowburn's initial failure as one of the luckiest thing that could have ever happened to him for it gave him the opportunity to learn the recording and concert business from the inside out. All the little nuances of how you broke acts in America and Canada, which was different from, Europe, Asia but more importantly how to make your artist success last. In addition, touring the planet with some of the world's biggest bands gave him an insight not only to the how the music industry differed from country to country but also a better sense of history, peoples and finance than you could learn from books alone.
He landed a position at Leber-Krebs Inc., the management company that launched the careers of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, The New York Dolls, Scorpions and Joan Jett among others. Specifically, he worked as the personal assistant of manager David Krebs. In the 1980s, O'Neill became a large rock promoter in Japan, promoting every tour of Madonna and Sting done in that decade, as well the largest rock festivals done in Japan till that time with such acts as Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and Ronnie James Dio.
Among other bands, O'Neill helmed Aerosmith's Classics Live I and Classics Live II albums before beginning a fortuitous relationship with the band Savatage that led to conceptual pieces such as Hall of the Mountain King, Gutter Ballet, Streets: A Rock Opera and Dead Winter Dead. It also introduced him to Jon Oliva, Bob Kinkel and Al Pitrelli, as well as reconnecting him with legendary studio engineer Dave Wittman, who all became key original collaborators in O'Neill's grand vision – Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
"I wanted to take the very best of all the forms of music I grew up on and merge them into a new style," O'Neill says. "Basically I was building on the work of everybody I worshipped: the rock opera parts from bands like the Who; the marriage of classical and rock from bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Queen; the over-the-top light show from bands like Pink Floyd...I always wanted to do a full rock opera with a full progressive band and at least 24 lead singers.
O'Neill took the idea to Atlantic Records which, to his surprise, went for it and financed the creation of Romanov which was initially to be TSO’s first release. "We were very fortunate," he says. "It was one of the only labels left that still did an “old school” kind of artist development." My original concept was; "We were going to do six rock operas, a trilogy about Christmas and maybe one or two regular albums."
"Criss could play anything you could imagine. He could work a solo around a vocal without stepping on it, and he was one of the few guitarists who knew how to convey the emotion of the human voice with a guitar. He was a combination of the angst of Duane Allman on "Layla,’ the excitement of Jimmy Page, the emotion of Eric Clapton, the raw feel of Joe Perry and the dexterity of Eddie Van Halen or Allan Holdsworth."
However, when Romanov got temporarily put on the back burner, the first installment of the Christmas trilogy, Christmas Eve and Other Stories became TSO’s debut album. Fueled by the socially conscious single "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24", the album went double platinum. More platinum certifications followed with 1998’s The Christmas Attic, and the final installment of the Christmas trilogy, The Lost Christmas Eve in 2004. In the midst of completing the trilogy, TSO released their first non-holiday rock opera the gold certified Beethoven's Last Night.
But TSO really cemented its following in concert. The group hit the road in 1999, beginning an annual November–December extravaganza that O'Neill takes pride in being "as over the top as we can make it." "We have, two stages -- with pyro, light and lasers -- on both sides of the arena, as well as in the crowd and the best sound we can find...There's no second-class seats at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show. I want people to walk out of our shows speechless and...still not believing what they have seen was possible."
"We spend a lot of time planning," O'Neill confesses with a laugh, "and people are always telling me, 'Paul, stop writing and start recording!' It's working out great, though. I feel lucky that it's gone this long and that we get to do what we love for a living. The arts have incredible power, and with that comes incredible responsibility. Someone once said that if you want to change the world, don't become a politician -- write a book, write a great song. I believe in that, and that's what Trans-Siberian Orchestra is about."
"I've always believed that music has the power to transport and transform," O'Neill explained. "The original concept of Trans-Siberian Orchestra was how to make music have the most emotional impact. We always try to write melodies that are so infectious they don't need lyrics and lyrics so poetic that they don’t need a melody, but when you combine the two together they create an alloy where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Once those songs are woven together into a tapestry they create a story which gives each song a third dimension."
"That was so much in the spirit of Trans-Siberian Orchestra", O'Neill explains. "This is a group -- a constantly morphing group -- of extremely creative and talented individuals who are always trying to raise the bar of where a band can take its audience sonically, visually and emotionally. With that as our core ideal, the possibilities are endless."
O'Neill's death was announced in a brief note posted on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra website on April 5, 2017, which cited chronic illness. [Wikipedia]
DISCOGRAPHY
Aerosmith
1986 - Classics Live I
1987 - Classics Live II
Badlands
1989 - Badlands
Omen
1989 - Escape to Nowhere
Heaven
1985 - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Metal Church
1993 - Hanging in the Balance
Savatage
1987 - Hall of the Mountain King
1989 - Gutter Ballet
1991 - Streets: A Rock Opera
1993 - Edge of Thorns
1994 - Handful of Rain
1994 - Japan Live '94
1995 - Dead Winter Dead
1995 - Final Bell / Ghost in the Ruins
1997 - The Wake of Magellan
2001 - Poets and Madmen
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
1996 - Christmas Eve and Other Stories
1998 - The Christmas Attic
2000 - Beethoven's Last Night
2004 - The Lost Christmas Eve
2009 - Night Castle
2012 - Beethoven's Last Night - The Complete Narrated Version
2012 - Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) - EP
2015 - Letters From the Labyrinth
SAVATAGE "HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING" (HD) Official Video
SAVATAGE "GUTTER BALLET" (HD) Official Video
Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo [Timeless Version]

Seattle/Washington concert calendar, updated April 6, 2017

If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin Zine.
April 7 Captured! by Robots, Xoth, Crud Guns at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
April 8 Angelmaker, Falsifier, Extortionist, Filth, ReEvolution, Species Splicer at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 8 Shame, Bruise, Sledge, Infrablaster, Narrow Minded at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
April 10 Vale, Nidstang, Spektral Hatchery at Cryptatropa, Olympia, WA
April 12 Vale, A God or an Other at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 13 Lesbian (last show), He Whose Ox is Gored, Lb.!, Dangg at Neumos, Seattle, WA
April 13 Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard, Witchburn at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 13 The Zeta (Venezuela), Nación de Humo, A God or an Other at Cryptatropa, Olympia, WA
April 14 Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite, No Zodiac at The Pin, Spokane, WA
April 14 Drug of Choice, The Thorium Switch, Dilapidation at Stonehenge, Tacoma, WA
April 14 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 14 ObscurUs in Darkness: Amsi, The Blood Of Others, Solve, The Walking Wounded, Chrome Corpse at Obscurus, Everett, WA
April 14 Depths of the Sunset, Species Splicer at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
April 15 Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite, No Zodiac at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
April 15 Mastodon at The Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
April 15 Unforgiven Fest I: Transcribing the Necronomicon, Progenitor, Primordial Atrocity, Dead Nexus, Deathbed Confessions, Dilapidation, Voithrone, Blackline at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
April 15 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 15 Vesuvian, Salem Knights, Method 13 at Lucky Liquor, Tukwila, WA
April 18 Ghost Bath, Astronoid, Voidthrone, at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 19 Sykosis, Beneath a Dying Sun, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 21 The Alumni Fest Battle of The Bands: Monsters among Gods, Rucker, Visceral Embodiment, Dismembering Mary, Chamber 6 at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 21 Femme Halen (Van Halen tribute) at Rocko's Fireside, Everett, WA
April 22 Fifth Angel (reunion), Palooka, Hellbilly at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 23 Windhand, Hell, Un, Wounded Giant at Neumos Seattle, WA
April 23 Intronaut, Bell Witch, Scriptures, Breag Naofa at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 24 Blame the Wizards, Siren's Rain, Iron Nightingale at Substation, Seattle, WA
April 25 Anthrax, Killswitch Engage at Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
April 26 The Obsessed, Fatso Jetson at Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
April 27 Weedeater, The Obsessed, Primitive Man, Fatso Jetson, Karma to Burn at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 28 D.R.I., The Accused AD, Acid Teeth, Disciples of Dissent at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 28 Signal Lost, Deathraid, Babylon, Arcane at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 28 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Repudiate at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
April 29 Asphyx, Skeletal Remains, Hissing, Fetid, Mortiferum at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 29 Kill Closet, Chronalogical Injustice, Devilation, Noctium at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 30 Trap Them, Call of the Void, Heiress, Wake of Humanity at Highline, Seattle, WA
April 30 Siren's Rain at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 2 Dawn of Ashes, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 2 Superjoint, Battlecross, Child Bite, Witchburn, Crud Guns at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 4 Substratum, Nasty Bits, Kings of Cavalier, K'atun at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 5 Anaeroba, Generation Decline, Muppet Fetish at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 6 HammerFall, Delain, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 6 Mortician, Drawn and Quartered, Logic Slaughter, Stages of Decomposition, Transcribing the Necronomicon, Rutah at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 6 Soiree Macabre 2: A Flourishing Scourge Pre-Release House Party at Bothell, WA
May 8 Gruesome, Oxygen Destroyer, K'atun, Violent Hallucinations at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 8 Sabaton, Battle Beast, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 11 Testament, Sepultura, Prong at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 11 Downstream Music Fest Metal Main Stage: Blood and Thunder, Oxygen Destroyer, Skelator, American Wrecking Company at Substation, Seattle, WA
May 12 Siren's Rain at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
May 13 Negura Bunget, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 13 Skinlab, Pinned Red, December in Red, Sporicyde at Tony V's, Everett, WA
May 13 Queensryche at The Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
May 13 Raiju, A Sense of Gravity, The Devils of Loudun, Rhine at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 14 Isenordal, Circle of Beings, Noceur, Antitheus, others at Obscurus Infernus, Everett, WA
May 14 Conan, North, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Serial Hawk at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 16 Shining, Revenge, Wolvhammer, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 18 Y & T, Killer Bee, Darkhorse, One Gun Shy at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 19 Bone Sickness, Noceur, Withheld Judgement, others at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 19 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 20 Taake at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 20 Splintered Throne at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
May 20 Evergrey, Seven Kingdoms, Need, Ascendia, Prozack Staple, Convergence at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 20 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 21 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
May 22 Xandria, Kobra and the Lotus, Once Human, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 23 Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow, Blood and Thunder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 23 Crafter, Remain & Sustain at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 24 Destruction, Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Hellbender, Devilation, Religicide at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 24 Deathwish, Generation Decline at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
May 25 Yngwie Malmsteen, Mechanism, Killian Mahaffey at Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
May 26 Candlemass at Modified Ghost Festival II, Vancover, B.C., Canada
May 26 Armed for Apocalypse, Deathbed Confessions, Ghostblood, Kommand, Oxygen Destroyer at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 27 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Follow the Lights, As Pillars Fall, Beyond the Woods at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 29 Behexen, Demoncy, Inquinok, A God or an Other at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 29 Blood and Thunder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 4 Angelcorpse, Ares Kingdom, Drawn and Quartered, Petrification, Pathetic at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 5 Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, Gloom, Transcribing The Necronomicon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 7 Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Harvest Gulgatha, Hissing, Void Wraith at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 8 Lita Ford at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA
June 9 Def Leppard at White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
June 11 Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Demoncy, Triumvir Foul at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 12 Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Revocation, Withered, Beltfed Weapon at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 16 Vans Warped Tour at Centurylink Field, Seattle, WA: Gwar, Municipal Waste, Carnifex, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, others
Northwest Terror Fest June 15-17 at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
Warning, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves in the Throne Room, Yob, Goatwhore, Samothrace, Cult Leader, Graves at Sea, King Woman, Usnea, Fórn, Call of the Void, Pilgrim, Young and in the Way, Nomads, Lycus, CHRCH, Transient, Take Over and Destroy, Aerial Ruin, Uada, Infernal Coil, Endorphins Lost, Witch Ripper, Burials, Sol, Rhine, Old Iron, others
June 23 Demerit, Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Ground Score, No Klasse at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 29 Sammy Hagar at Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
June 30 Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hidious Creep at TBA, Seattle, WA
July 2 Beyond Theory, After the Fallout, Darky Dark and the Junkie Bunch, Chemical Asphyxia at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 5 Castle at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 8 Antichrist, Kommand at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 9 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 10 Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand at at Obscurus, Everett, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Lady Beast, Bat at Highline, Seattle, WA
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kommand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NEWS: Scatha album out now

Brazilian metal band Scatha has a new album. Read more about it below.
OFFICIAL: It's with great pleasure that we announce the release of our LP entitled "Take the Risk." This album represents the culmination of years of band, friendship and hard work. Despite all difficulties and unexpected happenings, it is finally being released at this very special date. Have fun and keep thrashing!
Produced by: Celo Oliveira (at Kolera Studios)
Drums recorded at: TocAki
Cover Art: Diogo Andrew
OFFICIAL: Scatha came together at the end of 2004 when Cíntia Ventania (Bass) met Julia Pombo (Guitar) and started a metal band. In mid 2005, Cynthia Tsai Yuen (Drums), Paula Leão (Guitar) and Rebecca Schwab (Vocal) joined the band, forming the first official lineup.
Scatha had their first show at the legendary “Garage”, a well known venue in Rio de Janeiro – Brasil. The band had a couple of songs (Breaking proofs and Own War) ready for this first gig. The performance was a big hit. The public loved them. They loved the energy and music of five young girls rocking out on stage, playing good old fashioned heavy thrash. After that, the band kept gigging in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo region. Always surprising the public, and continually stirring up curiosity about the band.
In 2007 Scatha welcomed Angélica Burns into the band as the new vocalist, and soon after released the 5 track demo "Keep Thrashing!" Featuring all original songs with English and Portuguese lyrics. the demo really showed the bands diversity.
Years went by, but they didn't give up the dream to record an album. In 2016 a new vocalist (O Lenhador/The Lumberjack) joined the lineup and the band recorded their first full length album called "Take the Risk" released in april 4, 2017.
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NEWS: Burning Witches

Burning Witches makes the following announcement about the upcoming album:
OFFICIAL: Finally: the new album is now available to pre-order!
We have teamed up with PledgeMusic to release our first record, that is simply called "BURNING WITCHES“. You can now pre-order music and merchandise directly on the Pledge page. [see below]
The debut album is produced by V.O. Pulver (Panzer, Destruction, Pro-Pain) and Schmier from Destruction and was recorded at Pulver’s Little Creek Studio in Switzerland. Release date is the end on May and the Pledgers will also get a cover-version of a metalclassic as a Bonus Track!
More news and details are coming soon, we are very excited! Support the underground and please spread the word - READY TO FIGHT!!!
Burning Witches is traditional heavy metal from Switzerland. The band is new and so far they have a single published and they have some songs online. They are working on making their name known for everyone who will bang their head with the fire of the burning heavy metal witches. They are just getting started. Below you can find out more about who they are.
OFFICIAL: The band Burning Witches was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, beautiful Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl. It has always been her big dream to perform with a women's heavy metal band on stage. During the music university studies she already started her first group: ATLAS & AXIS with which she has already recorded two albums and played several concerts!
In 2015 Romana started to look for talented ladies for the new combo. Jeanine Grob (bass) a longtime friend, became the first official member. At a party on a festival Romana met Seraina Telli (singer) for the first time. It clicked right away betweens the two girls, on a musical and on a personal level. Seraina brought in many ideas and a lot of experience cause of her studies at the Music Academy and her band SURRILIUM. The guitarist and the singer became a great songwriting team right away!
Romana wrote her mate Schmier from DESTRUCTION/PANZER about her new project, he was interested in the new outfit and the ladies brought him onboard as a producer / consultant!
After an intensive search and different auditions, BURNING WITCHES found Lala Frischknecht the perfect drummer for the all chick metal band . Since summer 2015, the girls have been working hard on new material and in autumn 2015 they recorded the first three songs with VO Pulver at Little Creek Studio (PANZER / PRO PAIN / DESTRUCTION).
The search for the right band name was kind of easy, because if four crazy girls burn hard for Heavy Metal, they can only call themselves BURNING WITCHES.
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BURNING WITCHES - Burning Witches
Burning Witches - Creator Of Hell
Burning Witches - Metal Demons
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NEWS: OCEANO releases new single off their upcoming album, "Revelation"

Windy City deathcore titans, OCEANO, have just released their first new single titled “The Great Tribulation.” The new song comes off the band’s anticipated upcoming full-length album Revelation that is due out on May 19th via the band’s new label Sumerian Records. Don’t forget to catch OCEANO live as they headline the REVELATION TOUR kicking off today in Valparaiso, IN at Big Shots and wrapping up on May 20 in Indianapolis, IN at the Emerson Theater. Joining OCEANO on the REVELATION TOUR are labelmates Slaughter to Prevail along with Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac. Tour dates below.
Part of the First Wave of American Deathcore, OCEANO burst forth onto the scene with the release of 2009’s Depths, a pure and pummeling debut from the Chicago, IL quintet. OCEANO established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the heavy metal scene by way of constant touring and the release of three more bone shattering full-length albums via their former label Earache Records. After capturing the attention of Los Angeles based label Sumerian Records, the band found themselves with a new home in 2017 and entered The Nook Recording Studio in New Lenox, IL to record their 5th full-length release and follow up to 2015’s Ascendants. Fans can expect a devastating display of heaviness blended with vast atmospherics on Revelation; an album that sees the band continuing to take strides forward with their writing and involved lyrical message.
The REVELATION Tour w/ OCEANO, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac
4.5 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
4.6 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave(Bar)
4.7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
4.8 - Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
4.9 - Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
4.12 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4.13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
4.14 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
4.15 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
4.16 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
4.18 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4.19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
4.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
4.21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4.22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
4.23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
4.25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4.26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
4.27 - Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
4.28 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
4.29 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Patio Bar
4.30 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
5.2 - Margate, FL @ O'Malley's
5.3 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
5.4 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
5.5 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5.6 - Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
5.7 Louisville, KY @ Trixie's Entertainment Complex
5.9 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
5.10 - Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
5.11 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
5.12 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
5.13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
5.14 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
5.16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
5.17 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
5.18 - Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
5.19 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5.20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
DISCOGRAPHY:
Depths (2009)
Contagion (2010)
Incisions (2013)
Ascendants (2015)
OCEANO - The Great Tribulation
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