American thrash metal legends Whiplash sign to Metal Blade Records

– July 18th, 2018 –

New album in the making

Photo credit: DM Jones

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome East Coast thrashing legends Whiplash to its ranks! Whiplash is an original thrash metal band, and Tony Portaro delivers over 30 years of power thrashing death. Comments Whiplash‘s very own Tony Portaro on the signing: “My main influences were the West Coast thrash bands that Brian Slagel brought into the limelight in the early 80′s. Without them attracting my attention in the first place, I never would have written ‘Power and Pain.’ And the fact that Metal Blade is still promoting old school thrash and believing in me, gives me the inspiration to continue creating my East Coast style of metal.”

Known for his lightning speed riffs and leads, Portaro heads a power-trio lineup delivering metal, old-school style. Whiplash exploded onto the USA metal scene in 1984, branding the East Coast with its original thrash sound. Debuting their Roadrunner release Power And Pain at Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley, CA., they followed it with two additional releases: Ticket To Mayhem and Insult To Injury. From its East Coast thrash beginnings, Whiplash claimed its place in the metal archives.

As a New Jersey native, Tony Portaro made his chops at NY clubs, including CBGBs and L’Amour. Always attracting talent, Portaro led band members through various incarnations of Whiplash, always trying to realize the musical vision he heard in his head. Producing four more Whiplash records through 2009, Whiplash stamped their way around the globe, gaining thrash followers whose ranks still grow to this day.

Whiplash has recorded a full new album, and in order to get a more old-school sound, Portaro opted to record to 2″ tape. Also, with the advice of renowned mastering engineer, Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford, Armored Saint, Sepultura, Candlemass, Anvil, Goatwhore), he chose to have the mix done by Phil Anderson, a long-time collaborator of Maor. Phil mixes on an analog board which should further benefit the project and push it in the direction Portaro is looking to reach.

Besides Tony Portaro, Whiplash consists of bassist Dank Delong, who had been recruited by Portaro in 2010. Dank Delong’s presence onstage is undeniable. Dank’s energetic and animated stage performance continues to be electrifying, as he wields his formidable bass missile-like and over his head! He is a long-standing member and VP of the worldwide metal support club, NYDM – Rockland.

Ron Lipnicki’s thrash injection to Whiplash in 2018 would begin a new era for the band on Metal Blade Records. Hailing from New Jersey, Ron’s drum skills need no introduction, coming off a 12 year run with Overkill, and before that, hitting it with Hades. With his precision guns firing, Lipnicki obliterates the kit while setting rapid-fire pace! This is thrash – this is Whiplash thrash!

Whiplash continues to bring old school thrash to a new generation of metal heads. THRASH ‘TIL DEATH!

Stay tuned for more updates on the new album, which will drop in early 2019!

Whiplash online:
http://www.officialwhiplash.com
https://www.facebook.com/WhiplashThrash
https://twitter.com/whiplash_thrash

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Malevolent Creation Signs To Hammerheart Records, New Album And Re-Issues Planned For 2018

American death metal legends Malevolent Creation has signed with Hammerheart Records, with the intemtion of releasing both new and old music, and will be booked worldwide through Eternal Rock. The plan for 2018 is to release a brand new album and do a tour to play a set featuring Malevolent Creation songs from their first five albums.

Hammerheart Records will gradually re-issue all albums on LP, Deluxe 2-CD, MC and as merchandise. This includes the band’s first three albums for Roadrunner, the albums for Pavement/Artic, and all albums released in the 21st century.

The current lineup of Malevolent Creation is:

Phil Fasciana – Guitars
Lee Wollenschlaeger – Vocals/Guitar
Phil Cancillal P.M. Cancilla-Drums
Josh L. Gibbs – bass

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New Video Clip “Thrown Into The Fire” Posted By Trivium

Trivium released a music video for the new single “Thrown Into The Fire.” The song is taken from the band’s new “The Sin And The Sentence,” which is now available via Roadrunner Records. Get the album now over here.

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New Video Clip “Thrown Into The Fire” Posted By Trivium

Trivium released a music video for the new single “Thrown Into The Fire.” The song is taken from the band’s new “The Sin And The Sentence,” which is now available via Roadrunner Records. Get the album now over here.

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Trivium Premieres New Album “The Sin And The Sentence”

Trivium’s new album “The Sin And The Sentence” is now available to streaming in full, having arrived in stores yesterday, October 20th, through Roadrunner Records.

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In This Moment premieres a new song and lyric video entitled “Roots”, taken from the upcoming new album “Ritual”, which is headed for a July 21st release through Roadrunner Records/Atlantic.

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In This Moment Premieres New Song & Lyric Video “Roots” From Upcoming New Album “Ritual”

In This Moment premieres a new song and lyric video entitled “Roots”, taken from the upcoming new album “Ritual”, which is headed for a July 21st release through Roadrunner Records/Atlantic.

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Stone Sour Premieres New Song & Video “Mercy” From Forthcoming New Album “Hydrograd”

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Slipknot Exceeds 1 Billion YouTube Views

Slipknot just achieved another milestone as the Grammy winning band recently saw its YouTube channel exceed 1 billion total views.

The occasion has been marked with a new 360 degree video shot live at Knotfest and directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

The clip is for “The Shape” – first found on 2001’s RIAA platinum certified classic album “Iowa,” but performed live for the very first time here.

“.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records, made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival in October of 2014 entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums.

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Amerakin Overdose Frontman Accuses Metal Labels Of “Spending Money On Shit Bands That Don’t Matter”

Amerakin Overdose frontman Cody Perez recently went on a Facebook rant against various major metal labels, including Roadrunner Records, Metal Blade, Rise Records, Century Media and Napalm Records. As part of his tirade he accuses the labels of “spending shit money on bands that don’t mater.”

You can find a screenshot of his rant below:

Amerakin Overdose – Letting Go (featuring Waylon Reavis):

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