Diablo Blvd Announces Break Up; Posts Final Music Video “The Song Is Over” Online

With four studio albums under their belt, headline tours, support slots for metal giants such as Machine Head, Epica, and Life Of Agony plus several appearances at Europe’s biggest festivals: Belgian dark rock outfit Diablo Blvd’s career has brought them countless remarkable events and made them travel back and forth across the continent. Sadly, the band has decided to call it quits. They recently issued the following statement:

“To all of you reading this message, we will start by announcing our first headline show ever at the legendary Ancienne Belgique venue on the 10th of December 2018. For some reason we never played the AB before so we’re absolutely thrilled to finally head over to one of Belgium’s most beautiful venues. No doubt this will be a night to remember especially because it will also be our last show ever. Yes, you’re reading this right: the DB is calling it a day.

“We can imagine this might come as a surprise to many of you. Even for us it feels unreal knowing that we are about to close a very important chapter in our lives. Over the last 13 years we’ve seen a lot of things come and go but we always did this our way. There’s no negativity here, there’s only love. We thank you all for your undying support and for giving us the time of our lives. We hereby invite you all to the Ancienne Belgique on the 10th of December for the final curtain. Ticket presale will start tomorrow (Friday 29th of June at 11AM) via abconcerts.be. Regarding all the booked summer shows: we cannot wait to continue our festival run and enjoy every last second of it. Looking forward to see you all out there.”

“Sincerely,
Alex, Andries, Kris, Tim & Jan”

The band has released a video for their last song, aptly titled “The Song Is Over”. It’s a compilation of live footage from Wacken, Graspop, 70000 Tons Of Metal, and many other festivals, shot between 2005 and 2018.

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Cripple Bastards Posts New Song “Crimine Contro L’immagine” Online

Italian grindcore legends Cripple Bastards celebrate 30 years of misanthropic extremity with their seventh full-length album, La Fine Cresce da Dentro (meaning: “The End Is Growing From Within”). The album is due out November 9th on CD/LP/Digital.

Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com here and digital downloads / streaming services here.

The track “Crimine Contro L’immagine” is available for streaming below.

Recorded at the legendary Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquility), La Fine Cresce da Dentro is eighteen tracks of inconceivable speed and brutality surpassing even their previous work. Over three decades in, Cripple Bastards are showing no signs of slowing down and continue to destroy unsuspecting eardrums with hate-filled, grind punk chaos.

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Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekutor announced for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Fest

– September 18th, 2018 –

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?

Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30th, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here: bit.ly/2pdZRft

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.

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Bloodbath Posts New Lyric Video, “Bloodicide” Online

Death metal supergroup Bloodbath has posted a new lyric video online for the song, “Bloodicide.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn,” which is set to be released on October 26th. The song features guest appearances from Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower) & John Walker (Cancer.)

The track was penned by vocalist Old Nick (Nick Holmes), who explains his choice of guests “The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British Death Metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning.”

Excited to be a part of the band’s new opus, Carcass’ Jeff Walker commented “I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album. Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for Bloodbath. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix.”

Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower adds “I have known Nick Holmes for over 30 years – so when he asked me to do some vocals for the new Bloodbath album how could I refuse? The opportunity to do things like this in life don’t often come twice so I am really pleased to contribute in a small way to this legendary opus!”

John Walker (Cancer) – “Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with Jeff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!”

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Rob Zombie Signs With Nuclear Blast Records; Plans To Release New Album In 2019

Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of rock and heavy metal icon and unique filmmaker, Rob Zombie. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” and 2018’s “Astro-Creep: 2000 Live” is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments Rob Zombie:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of Rob Zombie throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary Rob Zombie.”

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Rob Zombie Signs With Nuclear Blast Records; Plans To Release New Album In 2019

Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of rock and heavy metal icon and unique filmmaker, Rob Zombie. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” and 2018’s “Astro-Creep: 2000 Live” is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments Rob Zombie:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of Rob Zombie throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary Rob Zombie.”

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Releases New Music Video, “Welcome To Hell”, Announces Shows With Ugly Kid Joe

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, led by the legendary long time Motorhead guitarist, have released a brand new single and video for “Welcome To Hell.” You can check it out below. The track is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, “The Age Of Absurdity,” out on January 26th.

The band are also pleased to announce that they will be supporting Ugly Kid Joe on their 5-date UK run in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of “Americas Least Wanted.” Dates as follows:

April 17th – Manchester Academy
April 18th – The Garage, Glasgow
April 19th – O2 Institute Birmingham
April 20th – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
April 21st – Concorde 2, Brighton

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Metalfier Announce New Drummer Ignacio Orellana (Also Pirosaint)

New York band Metalfier have announced that Pirosaint drummer Ignacio
Orellana is the new addition to its ranks. The new member made his
official introduction the band was the headliner at the legendary Irving
Plaza in New York on 12/14/17. The band have uploaded a series of live
drumcam videos to its youtube channel, check some of them below:

Frontman Andrew Janda commented:

“We would like to introduce our new drummer, Chilean born, true
metalhead Mr. Ignacio Orellana (formerly of Pirosaint). He’s been
actually playing with us for few months (2 shows-1st with Kraken in NJ
as a fill in and then as a headliner at Irving Plaza- hell of a way to
enter Metalfier ) but it’s time to make this official ,,/ Welcome to
Hell, let’s Rock!!!”

About the band:
A native of Rzeszów, Poland, Andrew Janda formed Metalfier in New York
City in 2007 and soon after the band began playing the local club
circuit supporting known international acts such as Diamond Head, Doro
Pesh, Venom Inc, Accept, and more. Numerous personnel changes have
occurred, and currently Janda is the band’s sole remaining original
member, with guitarist Christian Cos, bassist Reda Woodcock. Metalfier
released its second seven-song EP, Into the Unknown, on May 5, 2017.

Tracklist:

1. Into The unknown
2. Everybody Is Somebody
3. Battle Within
4. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
5. Damage Inc. (Metallica cover)
6. Interzone
7. James Heart

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Metalfier Announce New Drummer Ignacio Orellana (Also Pirosaint)

New York band Metalfier have announced that Pirosaint drummer Ignacio
Orellana is the new addition to its ranks. The new member made his
official introduction the band was the headliner at the legendary Irving
Plaza in New York on 12/14/17. The band have uploaded a series of live
drumcam videos to its youtube channel, check some of them below:

Frontman Andrew Janda commented:

“We would like to introduce our new drummer, Chilean born, true
metalhead Mr. Ignacio Orellana (formerly of Pirosaint). He’s been
actually playing with us for few months (2 shows-1st with Kraken in NJ
as a fill in and then as a headliner at Irving Plaza- hell of a way to
enter Metalfier ) but it’s time to make this official ,,/ Welcome to
Hell, let’s Rock!!!”

About the band:
A native of Rzeszów, Poland, Andrew Janda formed Metalfier in New York
City in 2007 and soon after the band began playing the local club
circuit supporting known international acts such as Diamond Head, Doro
Pesh, Venom Inc, Accept, and more. Numerous personnel changes have
occurred, and currently Janda is the band’s sole remaining original
member, with guitarist Christian Cos, bassist Reda Woodcock. Metalfier
released its second seven-song EP, Into the Unknown, on May 5, 2017.

Tracklist:

1. Into The unknown
2. Everybody Is Somebody
3. Battle Within
4. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
5. Damage Inc. (Metallica cover)
6. Interzone
7. James Heart

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Genocide Pact Premiere New Song “Conquered And Disposed” From Upcoming New Album “Order Of Torment”

Washington, DC-based Genocide Pact is prepared to unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, “Order Of Torment”. The song “Conquered And Disposed” has been issued for streaming alongside preorders for the record.

Stream Order Of Torment’s opening track “Conquered And Disposed” via YouTube below.

Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Autopsy, Marduk), Genocide Pact’s Order Of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanic crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, Genocide Pact is the death metal band to watch in 2018.

Genocide Pact’s Order Of Torment is due out February 2nd, 2018 on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

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