Metallica & The San Francisco Giants Sixth Annual ‘Metallica Night’ Announced

Metallica and the San Francisco Giants will host their sixth annual ‘Metallica Night‘ on April 23rd, 2018 at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. The group announced the event with the following statement:

“That’s right… Metallica Night number six is on the calendar! On April 23, 2018 we’ll take a quick break from the European tour to head back to the Bay Area and celebrate one of our favorite hometown traditions, Metallica Night at AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants. Members of the band will be on hand to start things off right with the National Anthem and first pitch, sticking around all night to cheer on the team against the Washington Nationals. As is customary, we’ll take part in some of the between-inning fun and games as well as an exclusive pre-game VIP event (more on that below).

Special Event Metallica ticket packages include a ticket to the game and a limited edition Metallica/Giants baseball cap with a portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Day Special Event ticket sold benefiting our very own All Within My Hands Foundation. There will also be a VIP event that night in Triples Alley as we celebrate the reissue of The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisited by going back in time with Lars and Kirk as they chat with Steffan Chirazi about their early Bay Area days as… you guessed it, a garage band! Once again, All Within My Hands will benefit from ticket sales to this exclusive event.

Fifth Members will have a chance to purchase tickets in a special pre-order on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00 AM PST; log in to the site at that time for a link to purchase tickets to the game and the VIP event early. The pre-sale ends on Friday, February 9th at 5:00 PM PST. All pre-sale tickets will have a $5.00 discount, so don’t wait to pick yours up! Tickets will be available to the general public on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00 AM PST here: sfgiants.com/specialevents.

For more information, click here. We look forward to seeing you at the yard for another exciting season of baseball!”

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Lyric Video For New Song “Take Me To The Dive Bar” Issued By National Suicide

Italian thrashers National Suicide will release the new album “Massacre Elite” on September 22nd via Scarlet Records.

Today, the band issued a lyric video for the new track “Take Me to the Dive Bar,” which you can check out in the player below.

The track list for “Massacre Elite” is:

1. Deathroll
2. Massacre Elite
3. Take Me to the Dive Bar
4. Pisshead
5. Old, White and Italian
6. What D’you Mean by Metal?
7. Unfit for the Army
8. Trouble Ahead
9. I’m Not a Zombie

Check out the clip here:

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Giacomo Paradiso Named New Guitarist For Fallen Arise

Athens based symphonic metal act Fallen Arise has announced the band’s new guitarist, Giacomo Paradiso (Essential Genre Obsession)!

Stated the band: “We are so excited to present our new guitarist! Giacomo Paradiso from beautiful Siena, Italy. Belongs now to Fallen Arise family! Welcome to the band Giacomo!”

Fallen Arise was formed in 2009 and released the second full length album “Adeline” in October 2015 via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), which combined a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the NERIT Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band.

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Gene Hoglan Auctioning Off Drum Kit For Charity

If you’ve witnessed a performance featuring world-renowned drummer Gene Hoglan within the past decade or so, chances are you’ve seen him perform with his Pearl Masters Custom Set utilized on Ozzfest, tours with Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, Unearth, and on Hoglan’s first DVD, “The Atomic Clock.”

The set was also used to record Strapping Young Lad’s “The New Black,” as well as records by Tenet, Meldrum, Mr. Plow and Zimmer’s Hole. Now, this drum kit can be yours! Hoglan is currently auctioning this kit, which has been featured in Pearl catalogs and Modern Drummer Magazine, via eBay auction.

Partial proceeds from the sale will be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Michelle Meldrum and Death front man Chuck Schuldiner. You can visit the auction page and place bids right here.

Hoglan says, “It’s a killer kit, sounds huge… sounds amazing on ‘The New Black.’ You can really tell when you listen to the album. Some of the proceeds are going to be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Chuck Schuldiner and Michelle Meldrum, so part of it is going to a good cause.”

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Psygnosis Announces New Album “Neptune”

Psygnosis has a new album titled “Neptune” due out May 28th, 2017. Bucking the traditional band lineup, Psygnosis features no drummer and no singer, with a rhythmic programmed background mixed with extreme metal.

This new album arrives after numerous shows across France and Mexico performing with the likes of Melechesh, God Dethroned, Dagoba, and many more.

The “Neptune” release is preceded by a live show at l’Opéra National du Rhin with Empyrium, Igorrr, Grorr and Laniakea, slated to be the first metal show in a French opera.

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Scala Mercalli Posts “September 18, 1860” Making-Of Video

Italian heavy metal group Scala Mercalli today releases a making-of clip looking at the creation of the “September 18, 1860” music video.

The video was dedicated to the battle of Castelfidardo, where the Sardinian Kingdom Army defeated the Pontifical State Army to set Umbria and Marche regions free. The clip was filmed in the same places where the battle took place, under the National Monument to the Fallen.

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Wacken Metal Battle Coming To The USA

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival – Wacken Open Air – independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another to be crowned champion of the world.

For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle is coming to America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia (and more may be announced). The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 Wacken festival taking place from August 3rd – 5th.

Submissions for Metal Battle USA will begin October 21st and end on December 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Band submissions can be made right here.

How it works: Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals (dates to be determined), selecting the top band to move forward to the national finals in New York City, with one being selected to perform at the 28th edition of Wacken Open Air. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry. The finalists will be selected as follows by city:

2 Finalists from Boston
2 Finalists from Philadelphia
2 Finalists from New York City
National Final in New York City

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National Suicide Announces New Album “Anotheround”

National Suicide’s first album “The Old Family Is Still Alive” came out in 2009 and was followed by an extensive tour that included high profile festival appearances.

Now National Suicide’s new album “Anotheround” will be released on July 22nd via Scarlet Records. The band’s sound is faster and sharper than ever, with deep roots in the American thrash metal scene of the ’80s. The track listing is:

1. No Shot No Dead
2. I Refuse To Cry
3. Scene Of The Crime
4. Anotheround
5. Fire At Will
6. Nobody’s Coming
7. Second To None
8. What The Fuck Is Goin’ On?
9. I Have No Fear

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Beyond Creation Announces Summer Slaughter Off Dates

Tech-death band Beyond Creation has announced off-dates during the current Summer Slaughter tour.

The dates, which include Poughkeepsie, New Orleans, and El Paso see the band playing alongside Cattle Decapitation. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, and Cattle Decapitation:

* denotes Beyond Creation and Cattle Decapitation only on off-dates

Aug 7 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
Aug 08 – Worcester MA @ Palladium
Aug 09 – Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Aug 10 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft*
Aug 11 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Aug 12 – New York NY @ Webster Hall
Aug 13 – Baltimore MD @ Rams Head Live!
Aug 14 – Richmond VA @ The National
Aug 15 – Knoxville TN @ The International
Aug 16 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia*
Aug 17 – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Aug 18 – Austin TX @ Empire control Room & Garage
Aug 19 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls*
Aug 20 – Tempe AZ @ The Marquee
Aug 21 – San Diego CA @ House of Blues
Aug 22 – Anaheim CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Aug 23 – San Francisco CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Aug 24 – Los Angeles @ Regent Theater

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Slayer Profiled By The National Museum Of History For “Places Of Musical Innovation” Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of History just posted a profile of Slayer and the origins of thrash as part of its “Places of Musical Innovation” exhibit. Check it out below.

Slayer’s new album, “Repentless,” is set for a 9/11/15 release and pre-orders are up now at this location.

Be sure to also check out the title track off the album by heading over here.

For those following all the controversy and back and forth sniping about this year’s Mayhem festival, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph also just entered they fray.

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