Former Exodus Singer Rob Dukes Launches New Band Bloodmoon Ritual

Bloodmoon Ritual are the new band who describe themselves at “a perfect hybrid of metal, groove, thrash, and rock and roll!”

The word “supergroup” is truly the most accurate adjective to describe this group of men. Vocalist Rob Dukes spent over 10 years fronting Bay Area legends, Exodus. Drummer Greg Hall played with Arizona’s Sacred Reich for over 25 years. On guitar and bass respectively, are current members of LA’s legendary Dark Angel, Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez. And, finally rounded out with virtuoso guitarist Chris Cannella, currently fronting Autumn’s End.

These men have performed on the biggest stages of Europe and the US, and delivered records that have become true milestones in the metal world. With a pedigree like this, Bloodmoon Ritual promises to deliver a sonic punch that will absolutely decimate the music world.

Updates to follow.

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Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Rings Of Saturn, Etc. Show Of Their Chops ‘The Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World II’

Guitarists of Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs and more showed off their skills in a second edition of ‘the biggest shred collab song in the world’. The collab also features the likes of Angel Vivaldi, Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) and many more.

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Ex-Machine Head Guitarist Phil Demmel Comments On Filling In For Gary Holt In Slayer

Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel comments on being tapped to fill-in for Gary Holt on the remainder of Slayer‘s current European leg of their farewell tour. Gary Holt announced that he was heading home early to be with his dying father.

Demmel made his live debut with Slayer yesterday (Monday, December 3) at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fan-filmed live footage of the band performing “Hell Awaits” can be seen below:

Comments Phil Demmel on filling in for Gary Holt in Slayer via Instagram:

“Full circle. Karma. It’s so crazy how things work out. I got a text less than 24 hours after I played my last MH note. 11 years ago (almost to the day), I had to leave a tour to fly home and be with my family when my father passes away. Some amazing dudes stepped in to cover for me and to help the band out. I am filling in for a legend who was replaced a legend in a legendary band on their farewell tour.

Despite the fact that Slayer is the reason I wanted to play heavy music, it’s beyond my utmost honor to asked to do this. Learning 19 songs (Not just songs, SLAYER songs) has been a daunting task and I have worked very hard to do Gary and the entire camp proud. As we all here send our love and support to @garyholt_official as he goes through a life altering time, the rallying this camp has done is amazing.

Thank you all for your support as I grab the baton for a few shows and fly the Bay Area flag high on stage right. And lastly, the biggest hero is @martarino for being so selfless after having her partner home for 2 days, sends him off to follow this crazy dream. All hail the Queen.”

Remaining dates on that run include:
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

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Full circle. Karma. It’s so crazy how things work out. I got a text less than 24 hours after I played my last MH note. 11 years ago (almost to the day), I had to leave a tour to fly home and be with my family when my father passes away. Some amazing dudes stepped in to cover for me and to help the band out. I am filling in for a legend who was replaced a legend in a legendary band on their farewell tour. Despite the fact that Slayer is the reason I wanted to play heavy music, it’s beyond my utmost honor to asked to do this. Learning 19 songs (Not just songs, SLAYER songs) has been a daunting task and I have worked very hard to do Gary and the entire camp proud. As we all here send our love and support to @garyholt_official as he goes through a life altering time, the rallying this camp has done is amazing. Thank you all for your support as I grab the baton for a few shows and fly the Bay Area flag high on stage right. And lastly, the biggest hero is @martarino for being so selfless after having her partner home for 2 days, sends him off to follow this crazy dream. All hail the Queen.

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Onslaught: 70000 Tons Of Metal Crew Joins “Set List By Request” Poll Campaign

As previously announced, UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT will play 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, taking place on January 31 – February 4, in Florida – Haiti – Florida! The band launched the “70000 Tons of Metal ONSLAUGHT set list by Request” poll via FB, HERE.

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Public Sales Date For 70000TONS OF METAL 2019 Cruise Announced

70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced the Public Sales date and the first 28 of 60 bands for their ninth voyage, sailing January 31 – February 4, 2019, from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to beautiful Labadee and back.

Public Sales will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:00 PM EDT.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Prices start at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all performances, meals, and numerous special events including meet and greets with all bands on board.

Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) began on September 5, 2018, so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com/booking to book your cabin before they are gone.

The first 28 of 60 bands that have been announced are: ACCEPT, ARKONA, CORONER, DARK FUNERAL, DELAIN, ELUVEITIE, ENSIFERUM, GLORYHAMMER, GOD DETHRONED, GRIM REAPER, HEIDEVOLK, IN VAIN, KALMAH, NE OBLIVISCARIS, NILE, OBITUARY, ONSLAUGHT, PERSEFONE, PESTILENCE, SOULFLY / MAX AND IGGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS, SUBWAY TO SALLY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, TIAMAT (WILDHONEY SHOW), TWILIGHT FORCE, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, VOMITORY, and WARBRINGER

As is customary for 70000TONS OF METAL, some of the bands will have very special performances on board:

Max and Iggor Cavalera officially retired their extremely successful project RETURN TO ROOTS in 2017. Soley for 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, they decided to perform a World Exclusive one more time. MAX AND IGGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS will be playing Sepultura’s highly acclaimed album “Roots”, in its entirety.
TIAMAT will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their groundbreaking album “Wildhoney” by performing the album in full.
After reforming recently in 2018, VOMITORY will be celebrating 30 years of Swedish Death Metal on board.
That’s not all! There will be some more very special performances announced… SOON! For up-to-date lineup additions, please visit: 70000tons.com/artists

About 70000TONS OF METAL

70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands on board a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas.

The newly refurbished Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas features a host of new amenities including dual waterslides, an Escape Room and a bungee trampoline. One of the biggest cruise ships in the World, it offers guests complimentary fine dining, bars and lounges that never close, and 24 hour room service.

With eight consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3,000 Metalheads a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world class Heavy Metal bands.

Every band plays twice and you get unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All Star Jam, meet & greets with every band, intimate artist clinics & workshops, exclusive Album Premiere Listening Sessions and much more. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a Backstage Pass. If that’s not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite Artists.

For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2019, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, event details and more, please visit 70000tons.com.

Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @70000tons

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Wolfheart Announces New Album, “Constellation Of The Black Light”

Finnish metal outfit Wolfheart has announced the details of their forthcoming new studio album, “Constellation Of The Black Light.” A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads thusly:

“Determination and perseverance were the key points in the making this album, while conquering obstacle after obstacle during the process of recordings while coldness and beauty of winter were the themes where the music was born. This is definitely a triumph in our career and one of the biggest battles won in my personal career. I could not be more satisfied with the result and with new label and management behind us we are headstrong to stay in the bath of victories”
-Tuomas of Wolfheart

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Polaris Premiere New Video For “Dusk To Day” – Announce Australian Headlining Tour

Polaris debut a new music video for “Dusk To Day” which you can take in below.

In other new Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill. Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

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Polaris Premiere New Video For “Dusk To Day” – Announce Australian Headlining Tour

Polaris debut a new music video for “Dusk To Day” which you can take in below.

In other new Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill. Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

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Watch: Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute clip showcasing Iron Maiden skinsman Nicko McBrain taking the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit is streaming below.

In other news Nicko McBrain recently opened his drum store “Nicko McBrain’s Drum One” in Manchester. The store boasts “Planet Paiste”, U.K.’s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the “Sonorsphere” where drummers can find the biggest selection of Sonor products in the UK. Aside Sonor and Paiste all other major drum and percussion brands are stocked.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Lends His Voice To New Horror Film “Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!”

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine lends his voice to a new horror film called “Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!”, which basically appears like a “Saw” spin-off with some slight variations.

The film is set to open on October 27th with the following official outline provided:

“On Halloween an all girl rock-n-roll band called “Kill Pussy Kill” ventures out to play their biggest show to date. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius dead set on revenge.

The evil genius manages to lure the girls into his Hell House, and when they wake up from being gassed, they find themselves trapped inside an unescapable room filled with a vicious variety of devices that can kill them as well as a variety of weapons that can be used on each other.

The rules are simple: advance through all three rooms and you are allowed to go free. The catch is, in order to make it to the next room, someone must die!

With a ticking clock, and the mastermind watching, the question becomes… are you willing to kill to stay alive?”

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