Deicide Reveals New Guitarist Chris Cannella

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!

In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.

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Deicide Reveals New Guitarist Chris Cannella

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!

In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.

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Sacred Reich Announces European Tour; Posts Studio Update

Legendary American thrash metallers, Sacred Reich, are currently in the studio recording their new studio album – a first in 23 years – entitled Awakening, and have just announced a full European tour beginning November of 2019. The Awakening European Tour will cover all of Europe.

Phil Rind comments: “Recording is in full swing with producer Arthur Rizk at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. We are so excited to be back in the studio after 23 years. Dave is currently killing it on the drums. Sounds sick! Our new record ‘Awakening’ is due this summer. Stay tuned! Tour dates across the planet coming your way!”

Additionally, Sacred Reich has also announced their first string of dates in North America alongside Iron Reagan, Leeway and Enforced for May, plus European visits for festivals in July and August. See below for an overview of all upcoming Sacred Reich dates announced so far.

(May dates with Iron Reagan, Leeway, Enforced)
May 9 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
May 11 – Baltimore, MD – Metro
May 12 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
July 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
July 7 – Verona, Italy – Rock The Castle Festival
August 8 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
August 10 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave Festival
August 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
August 12 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (w/Testament)
August 14 – Regensburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling (w/Testament)
August 18 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
October 13 – Los Angeles, USA – MegaCruise

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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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Dave McClain (Ex-Machine Head) Joins Sacred Reich

Phoenix-based thrash icons, Sacred Reich are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991 and 1995.

Sacred Reich’s frontman and bassist, Phil Rind comments:

“It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of SACRED REICH! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can’t wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!”

Dave echoes the sentiment, stating:

“I’m so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.”

As well as new album plans for 2019 through Metal Blade, Sacred Reich are currently planning their live schedule for next year and into 2020. Stay tuned for more news from the Reich soon.

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Sacred Reich Announces the Return of Dave McClain

– December 18th, 2018 –

Phoenix-based thrash icons, SACRED REICH, are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area Metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for SACRED REICH for four years between 1991 and 1995.

SACRED REICH‘s frontman and bassist, Phil Rind comments: “It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of SACRED REICH! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can’t wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!

Dave echoes the sentiment, stating “I’m so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.

As well as new album plans for 2019 through Metal Blade, SACRED REICH are currently planning their live schedule for next year and into 2020. Stay tuned for more news from the Reich soon.

SACRED REICH live:
07/06 – Barcelona, ES – Barcelona Rock Fest
08/08 – Josefov, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 – Leeuwarden, NL – Into The Grave Festival
08/11 – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Metal Festival
08/18 – Saint-Nolff, FR – Motocultor Festival

More dates t.b.a.

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Machine Head Posts New Lyric Video “Triple Beam” Online

Californian metal veterans Machine Head has posted a new lyric video online for the song, “Triple Beam.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s latest album, “Catharsis,” which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Machine Head has just begun their second North American tour in support of the record, which will also serve as a farewell to longtime members Phil Demmel (guitar, ex Vio-Lence) and Dave McClain (drums, ex Sacred Reich, S.A. Slayer.) The band once again will be giving fans “an evening with” Machine Head, playing over 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material.

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Sacred Reich Signs To Metal Blade, Will Release New Album In 2019

Arizona thrash metal legends Sacred Reich has announced that they have re-signed with Metal Blade Records and plan to release their first studio album since 1996’s, “Heal” next year. Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:

“We are very happy to announce that Sacred Reich have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album. Our plan is to go into the studio this summer and have a new record out early next year. We are super excited and can’t wait to share some new music with you!”

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Sacred Reich return to Metal Blade Records!

– January 24th, 2018 –

Thrash metal legends Sacred Reich have signed with Metal Blade Records! They are currently writing material for what will be their sixth album and first since 1996′s Heal. Since their 1985 inception, the band has become one of the most revered 80s thrash bands and have continued to carry the torch with European tours, festival appearances, their first US tour in over 20 years, plus their 2012 Live at Wacken album. Given Sacred Reich‘s politically conscious material, today’s divisive climate means the band’s views are more relevant and vital than ever.

Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:
We are very happy to announce that SACRED REICH have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album. Our plan is to go into the studio this summer and have a new record out early next year. We are super excited and can’t wait to share some new music with you!

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Sacred Reich Kicking Off North American Tour With Byzantine

Currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of classic album, “Ignorance,” Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich will kick off the North American leg of the “30 Years Of Ignorance” tour tomorrow. The trek runs through October 7th and support will be provided by labelmates Byzantine.

9/14/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Hirax, Yidhra
9/15/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Hirax, Yidhra
9/16/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Yidhra
9/18/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/19/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas, MO
9/20/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/21/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/22/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/23/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/24/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/25/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/28/2017 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX w/ Slim
10/01/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/02/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/07/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
* no Byzantine

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