Five Motograter Members Exit Band In Mass Exodus

It would appear that Motograter have imploded with reports of all members exiting the band except guitarist/vocalist Matt “Nuke” Nunes. Numetal.net have shared a picture of a text conversation with Motograter guitarist Jesse Stamper in which Stamper revealed that all members of the band, including himself, have quit, leaving Nunes the only remaining member.

The mass exodus follows the latest period of lineup volatility for the band, which began late last year with the firing of drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson. This past April saw bassist Mylon Guy ejected from the group, who found out about his replacement by Aeon Cruz, after reading about it online.

The band nonethelesse just wrapped up a leg of spring touring this month, that was riddled with problems and canceled shows. Motograter wrecked their tour van and trailer which caused canceled dates. Nunes went to jail as well, stating that he was picked up for driving on a suspended license. He’s been bragging about it via social media, even though it caused the cancellation of performances.

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Anaal Nathrakh To Release New Album “A New Kind Of Horror” In September

Anaal Nathrakh have a September 28th release date planned for their new effort “A New Kind Of Horror” via Metal Blade.

Comments singer Dave Hunt:

“This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it. There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind Of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

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Bloodbath Forced To Postpone North American Tour Due To Visa Issues

Due to visa issues Bloodbath had to postpone their planned North American tour that was scheduled to kickoff this week. The group released the below statement:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

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Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, Thy Art Is Murder Australian Tour Announced


Parkway Drive have announced an Australian tour in support of their sixth studio LP, Reverence. Accompanying them on the seven date run will be American metalcore giants Killswitch Engage and fellow countrymen Thy Art Is Murder. Tickets go on sale May 24. Below’s where the the trek will stop:

Thu Oct 25 UC Refectory, Canberra
Fri Oct 26 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Lic / AA
Sat Oct 27 NEX, Newcastle
Sun Oct 28 Riverstage, Brisbane Lic / AA
Fri Nov 2 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Lic / AA
Sat Nov 3 Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Lic / AA
Tue Nov 6 HBF Stadium, Perth Lic / AA

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Aparthiva Raktadhar Premiere New Song “Proclamations of the Empty” From Upcoming New Album “Agyat Ishvar”

Indian black/death trio named Aparthiva Raktadhar premiere a new song entitled “Proclamations of the Empty”, taken from their upcoming new album “Agyat Ishvar”, which will be released on July 21st by Iron Bonehead on 7” vinyl.

Check out now “Proclamations of the Empty” below.

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Blasphamagoatachrist Premiere New Songs From Upcoming New Album “Black Metal Warfare”

Blasphamagoatachrist premiere two new songs titled “Ze Blasphamagoatachrist Machine“ and “Tyrannic Empire“, taken from their upcoming new album “Black Metal Warfare”, which will be released by Nuclear War Now! on July 1st.

There’s a video trailer below, which identifies the participants in this project.

Check out now the two tracks streaming below:

Black Metal Warfare by Blasphamagoatachrist

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Blasphamagoatachrist Premiere New Songs From Upcoming New Album “Black Metal Warfare”

Blasphamagoatachrist premiere two new songs titled “Ze Blasphamagoatachrist Machine“ and “Tyrannic Empire“, taken from their upcoming new album “Black Metal Warfare”, which will be released by Nuclear War Now! on July 1st.

There’s a video trailer below, which identifies the participants in this project.

Check out now the two tracks streaming below:

Black Metal Warfare by Blasphamagoatachrist

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Attila & Eskimo Callboy European/UK Tour Announced

Attila and Eskimo Callboy will be out touring Europe and the UK together this fall. Below’s where the run will hit:

10/17 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/18 Bristol, UK – Fleece
10/19 London, UK – Islington Academy O2
10/20 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10/21 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10/22 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10/23 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum 2
10/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/26 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/27 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/28 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/30 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
10/31 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
11/01 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/02 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/03 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
11/04 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/08 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
11/09 Dortmund, GER – Phoenixhalle
11/10 Hamburg, GER – Docks
11/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Shlachthof
11/13 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/14 Budapest, HUN – A38
11/15 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal

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Metallica Give Three Fans A Tour Of Their ‘Metallica HQ’ In New Video

Ernie Ball and Metallica announced the winners of the Hetfield + Hammett Experience contest. The three grand prize winners won a trip to meet James and Kirk at Metallica HQ, the band’s inner sanctum where they record, write, and houses memorabilia from their 30+ years of touring worldwide.

Trevor, Kim, and Anthony had the opportunity to pick the metal masters’ brains, hear stories from the road, and learn invaluable lessons about their music gear, playing techniques, and even personal stories with an exclusive Q&A. Check out all of the behind the scenes footage below:

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Watch New Sodom Lineup Perform At The “Rock Hard Festival”

The new lineup of German thrash metal outfit SODOM made its live debut on May 18 at the “Rock Hard Festival” in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Pro-shot footage of the band playing “Outbreak of Evil” can be streamed below.

SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such is joined in the group’s current lineup by guitarist Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (also formerly of KREATOR, ASSASSIN), drummer Stefan “Husky” Hüskens (ASPHYX, DESASTER) and second guitarist Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION). Blackfire previously performed with SODOM on the seminal albums “Persecution Mania”, “Mortal Way Of Live” and “Agent Orange”.

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