Adrenaline Mob Accident: Police Reveals Details Of Fatal Car Crash That Claimed Bassist’s Life

The police have now identified the injured and the deceased from past Friday’s fatal car accident involving the Adrenaline Mob and a tractor-trailer. The band and its crew had been traveling in a convoy on Interstate 75 near Micanopy, FL while on tour around noon.

Th band’s RV had pulled over to the shoulder of the road to fix a flat tire with its van and trailer also stopping to assist. During that time a tractor-trailer truck veered off the highway and struck the band’s RV, causing extensive damage to it that saw it catch fire. The band’s trailer and van were also struck and suffered extensive damage.

Nine people were in the involved vehicles with Adrenaline Mob‘s bassist David Zablidowsky being killed in the RV. While police omitted his identity from their report due to pending notification of next of kin, his passing has since been confirmed by various friends and family. According to, the following were involved in the accident:

• Robert Edwin Haines, 59 of Largo, driver of the 2014 semi, who was not injured.

• Jason McCole, 41 of Wilksbarre, Pa., driver of the RV, who was seriously injured.

• A second passenger in the RV, Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob), 38, of New Jersey, who was seriously injured.

• A third passenger, Janet Revis [aka Janet Rains], 48, of Pitts Pond, Pa., who was critically injured.

• A fourth passenger, Dale Campiglia, 51 of Levittown, N.Y., who was seriously injured.

• A fifth passenger, Robert Dressler, 45 of Plaines, Pa., who was seriously injured.

• The driver of driver of a 2003 GMC Sierra, Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob), 27 of West Babylon, N.Y., who was seriously injured.

• The lone passenger in the GMC, 46-year-old Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) of Staten Island, N.Y., who seriously injured.

According to Mike Orlando‘s girlfriend, Dale Campiglia, Janet Rains and Jason McCole‘s injuries are currently the most severe, with the rest being described as being “ok”. Police are still investigating the incident.

Adrenaline Mob singer Russell Allen has now issued the below statement regarding the traffic accident that claimed the life of his band’s bassist David Zablidowsky:

“Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I’m overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David‘s family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition. I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our Driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you.”

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Evergreen Terrace ‘Wolfbiker’ now available for the first time ever on vinyl via Metal Blade Records

– June 20th, 2017 –

On July 14th, Metal Blade Records will release the Evergreen Terrace magnum opus Wolfbiker for the first time ever on vinyl! It has been exactly ten years since its initial release, and it’s just in time for their upcoming European summer tour!

Wolfbiker will be available in following versions:
–Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–Orange-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Golden marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

Pre-order your copies now from Metal Blade (USA), EMP (EU), or eBay (EU)!

Wolfbiker track-listing:
1. Bad Energy Troll
2. High Tide Or No Tide
3. Wolfbiker
4. Chaney Can’t Quite Riff Like Helmet’s Page Hamilton
5. Where There Is Fire We Will Carry Gasoline
6. Rip This!
7. Starter
8. To The First Baptist Church Of Jacksonville
9. Rolling Thunder Mental Illness
10. The Damned

Evergreen Terrace live:
July 21 – Dieburg, Germany – Traffic Jam Open Air
July 22 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
July 23 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
July 24 – Munchen, Germany – Free & Easy
July 25 – Wien, Austria – Arena
July 26 – Brno, Czech Republic – Meldoka
July 27 – Dresden, Germany – Scheune
July 28 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
July 29 – Bausendorf-Olkenbach, Germany – Riez Open Air
July 30 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu

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Shredmonton Fest Offering Free Digital 2017 Sampler

Edmonton, AB’s loudest indoor metal festival and conference Shredmonton – presented by Prairie Fire Events Ltd – is offering metal fans a free digital sampler of headbanging tunes from bands on this year’s line up. Listen in below or grab your own digital copy at Bandcamp here.

Featuring some of the heaviest acts from across Canada to rumble the Alberta prairies, this year’s Shredmonton will be headlined by Vancouver power titans Unleash The Archers, Winnipeg’s doom funeral Psychotic Gardening, and Edmonton gore masters Bleed from Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th 2017 at the Mercury Room.

This year’s festival also features an all ages event on the Sunday date, as well as the return of the all-ages industry conference aspect, which includes panels on publicity & promotion, festival booking plus vocal, guitar and recording / live sound clinics.

ShrEdmonton organizer Tyson Travnik comments: “We’re very proud to be able to focus this year’s festival on showcasing bands that we feel have supported past Canadian festivals plus helped their local scenes flourish. Focusing on keeping this year’s experience intimate, yet retaining top-shelf quality is something that I think will set 2017 apart from events we’ve done in the past.”

Shredmonton 2017 Shredder Sampler by Shredmonton

The free digital sampler’s track listing is as follows:

1. Assimilation – Sigil Of The False God 03:20
2. Bleed – Hate March Kill 03:55
3. Days I Die – The Rise 04:30
4. Disturb The Dead – We Are The Ones 02:29
5. Eye of Horus – The Nithing 04:15
6. Gatekeeper – Victims of Sacrifice 04:47
7. Krepitus – Apex Predator 03:28
8. Leave The Living – Word Of A Whore 03:43
9. Osyron – Gallery of Fools 04:59
10. Psychotic Gardening – Origin of The Infection 04:22
11. Scarlet Serenity – Victim 03:17
12. Sleeping In Traffic – Listen Up! 06:20
13. Voltang – Garbage People 03:42

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Prog Sphere Releases Free Compilation “Progotronics 2”

Prog Sphere Promotions just released the second edition of the “Progotronics” compilation series. Listen in below or grab your own copy at Bandcamp here on a name-your-price basis.

“Progotronics 2” includes 16 songs covering prog metal, psychedelic, post-rock, jazz fusion, and more. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Scars Divide – Sons of Terminator (Part I & II)
2. Sleeping in Traffic – Listen Up!
3. Septa – 11th: Omen
4. Epic Mind – The Voyage
5. Hyaena – The Only Constant
6. Auracle – King Citrus
7. CGSW – Ritual
8. Nahima – Au Souffle Du Vent
9. Andre LaFosse – Show Me The Longest Route Home
10. Daughters of Kilimanjaro – Kilimanjaro
11. Teller Ulam – El Primer Paso
12. Hoverflo – Plane Mane
13. ENINE – Lost Seabird
14. zagwuan – Un Día Como Hoy
15. Space Juice – Stole Me
16. Kylver – The Feast of the Mountain Ghost

Progotronics II by Prog Sphere Promotions

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Rotting Christ Gearing Up For “Rituals” Tour Dates

Rotting Christ has announced an extensive headlining European tour. The “Rituals” 2017 trek begins on March 9th and sees Rotting Christ traveling throughout the year, hitting 17 countries before concluding on Ocober 6th.

Mar. 9 Bari (IT) @ Demode Club
Mar. 10 Roma (IT) @ Traffic Club
Mar. 11 Bologna (IT) @ Alchemica Club
Mar. 17 Bielsko Biala (PL) @ Rude Boy
Mar. 18 Prague (CZ) @ Hellenic Darkness Festival
Mar. 20 Bohinjska Bistrica (SI) @ Winter Days of Metal
Mar. 25 Athens (GR) @ Peiraios Academy
Apr. 8 Iraklion (GR) @ Milos
Apr. 29 Catania (IT) @ Southern Storm Festival

Jun. 2 Aachen (DE) @ Musikbunker
Jun. 3 Leipzig (DE) @ Wave Gothic Treffen
Jun. 6 Kosice (SK) @ Coloseum
Jun. 9 Hauptmannsgrün (DE) @ Chronical Moshers Open Air
Jun. 10 Wroclaw (PL) @ Firlej
Jun. 11 Poznan (PL) @ U Bazyla
Jun. 13 Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof
Jun. 14 Osnabrück (DE) @ Bastard Club
Jun. 15 Arnhem (DE) @ Willemeen
Jun. 16 Dessel (BE) @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 17 Drachten (NL) @ Iduma
Jun. 22 Essen (DE) @ Turock
Jun. 23 Ferropolis (DE) @ With Full Force
Jun. 24 Halden (NO) @ Tons of Rock
Jul. 14 Dunauyvaros (HU) @ Rockmaraton
Jul. 29 Viseu (PT) @ Viseu Rockfest
Aug. 5 Tampere (FI) @ Saari Helvetti Festival
Aug. 10 Graz (AT) @ Metal on the Hill
Aug. 12 Jeromer (CZ) @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 18 Falun (SE) @ Lugnet as part of Sabbaton Open Air)
Sept. 22 Zaragoza (ES) @ Iberian Warriors
Oct. 6 Brighton (UK) @ Mammoth Fest

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Jinjer Posts “Captain Clock” Lyric Video

Jinjer – one of the Ukraine’s best-kept extreme metal secrets – today unleashes a brand new lyric video ahead of headlining shows across Europe in March and April. Check out the groove metal clip for “Captain Clock” below, taken off latest album “King Of Everything.”

Fans can see Jinjer across Europe on these upcoming 2017 tour dates:

03.03.17 RO – Cluj / Club Shelter
04.03.17 RO – Bucharest / Quantic Club
05.03.17 BG – Sofia / Club Live & Loud
07.03.17 BG – Plovdiv / Void Club
10.03.17 CZ – Prague / Strahov 007
11.03.17 CZ – Jablunkov / Rock Café Southock
30.03.17 DE – Magdeburg / Flowerpower
31.03.17 DK – Copenhagen / Musikforening Riot
01.04.17 DK – Slagelse / Kultur Godset
07.04.17 DE – Aachen / Musikbunker
13.04.17 DE – Berlin / Sage Club
15.04.17 DE – Oberndorf / Easter Cross Festival
16.04.17 DE – Karlsruhe / Alte Hackerei
18.04.17 PL – Bielsko-Biala / RudeBoy Club
21.04.17 DE – Munich / Backstage
22.04.17 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
28.04.17 CH – Baden / Werkk
29.04.17 CH – Moudon / Les Prisons
30.04.17 FR – Puget-Sur-Argens / Le Rats
03.05.17 ES – Bilbao / Sala Azkena
04.05.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Lemon
05.05.17 ES – Castellon / Sala La Burbuja
06.05.17 ES – Barcelona / Sala Razzmatazz 3
07.05.17 ES – Valencia / Sala 16 Toneladas
12.05.17 DE – Renchen / Come Inn
13.05.17 IT – Florence / Circus
14.05.17 IT – Rome / Traffic Club
18.05.17 DE – Nuremberg / Der Cult
20.05.17 CZ – Ceské Budejovice / Cross Fest

22.-25.06.17 FI – Nummijaerventie / Nummirock Metal Festival
11.-16.07.17 HU – Rockmaraton Fesztvál
29.09.-01.10.17 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik / EUROBLAST FESTIVAL VOL 15

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Komatsu Announces New Tour Dates

Komatsu will start the new year in high gear, with the mother sludgers supporting Orange Goblin in just a handful of days. Next up later this month, Komatsu will tour Euroupe with The Freeks (formed by members of Fu Manchu and Nebula). The tour starts February 28th in Italy and ends on the 19th of March in Germany.

The beginning of April will be Komatsu’s start of the Dutch festival season, with an appearance at the Paaspop fest. And if that’s not enough, Komatsu will embark on a ten day tour (May 2017) on the other side of the equator in Brazil.

09-02 Gebr de Nobel, Leiden (NL)
10-02 Dynamo, Eindhoven (NL)
11-02 Vera, Groningen (NL)
18-02 Ukien, Kampen (NL)
28-02 Traffic, Roma (IT)
01-03 Café Liber, Torino (IT)
02-03 Centrale Rock, Erba (IT)
03-03 Freak out club, Bologna (IT)
04-03 Arci Taun, Piacenza (IT)
05-03 Hostaria, Castel D’ario (IT)
06-03 Altroquando, Zerobranco (IT)
07-03 Tetris. Trieste (IT)
08-03 Sidro, Savignano (IT)
09-03 Hirschneck, Basel (CH)
10-03 Woodstock Guitar shop, Ensisheim (FR)
11-03 Bruch Bros, Luzern (CH)
12-03 Graf Hugo, Feldkirch (AT)
14-03 Zoro, Leipzig (GER)
15-03 Huhnermanhattan, Halle (GER)
16-03 Cortina Bob, Berlin (GER)
17-03 Sabotage, Dresden (GER)
18-03 Tiko, Erfurt (GER)
19-03 Rare guitar, Munster (GER)
14,15,16-04 Paaspop, Schijndel (NL)
22-04 De Meester, Almere (NL)
10-06 Retie Rockt, Retie (BE)

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Announces New Tour Dates, Video Shoot

Italian symphonic death metal group Fleshgod Apocalypse released “King” in February through Nuclear Blast (reviewed here).

After a European tour with Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum and Danish metallers Heidra as well as several festival shows, the time has come for the band to conquer the clubs of home country Italy.

Additionally, Fleshgod Apocalypse will be recording a brand new music video at Afterlife Club Perugia on October 9th. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unique evening, and be sure to catch the band live:

30.09. I Modena – Modena Metal Ink
07.10. I Calenzano – Cycle
09.10. I Perugia – Afterlife
13.10. I Pozzuoli – Crash Zone c/o Madras Club
14.10. I Roma – Traffic
15.10. I Pinarella Di Cervia – Rock Planet
20.10. I Ranica – Druso
21.10. I San Donà Di Piave – Revolver
22.10. I Borgo Priolo – Dagda Club
27.10. I Torino – Cap 10100
28.10. I Mortegliano – Festintenda
30.10. I Collecorvino – Hi Hat Play
31.10. I Foggia – Karisma Live Club

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Weeping Silence Announces Tour Dates With Ahab

Malta-based group Weeping Silence is confirmed for an Italian tour in November supporting doom masters Ahab. The lineup also indcludes The Foreshadowing, plus other local bands on individual dates.

24 November at Circolo Colony, Brescia
25 November at Cycle Club, Calenzano (FI)
26 November at RomaObsura Festival, Traffic Club, Roma
27 November at Wave, Misano Adriatico (RN)

Weeping Silence comments: “Italy has been on the cards for Weeping Silence for several years, and we are very pleased to finally announce our first shows in this beautiful country in support of the mighty Ahab. It is also great that we’ll be joining our friends The Foreshadowing on these dates. See you in November Italian metalheads!”

The group also has these upcoming festival appearances apart from the Ahab tour:

Gothoom Open Air Festival (SK) 23.07.2016
Metaldays (SL) 26.07.2016
Voices of the Succubi Festival (MT) 17.09.2016

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Exumer releases new album, ‘The Raging Tides’, today worldwide via Metal Blade Records

– January 29th, 2016 –

German thrash metallers Exumer have unleashed their fourth album, The Raging Tides, today worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To purchase and preview the record, please visit:

Recorded with producer/engineer Waldemar Soychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany, The Raging Tides is a deliberate and violent thrash attack that stays true to the band’s 30 year legacy. Conceptually and lyrically, vocalist Mem V. Stein has based the bulk of the record around human suffering – specifically “caused by torture or other means for political, religious, or personal gain for the individuals/organizations who inflict the pain,” Stein asserts. Inspired by a wide range of books and articles, the title of the album itself, according to Stein, “represents the ebb and flow of human misery and despair around the globe.”

The Raging Tides track-listing:
1. The Raging Tides
2. Brand Of Evil
3. Catatonic
4. Sacred Defense
5. Welcome To Hellfire
6. Sinister Souls
7. Shadow Walker
8. There Will Always Be Blood
9. Dark Reflections
10. Death Factory
11. Forever My Queen (Pentagram cover; bonus track)
12. Hostage To Heaven (Grip Inc. cover; bonus track feat. Rob Dukes, Waldemar Sorychta, Markus Freiwald)

Read on for some reviews of Exumer‘s critically acclaimed new album:

“It’s a non-stop fist-banger with riffs that cut like razors and vocals that punish hard. There’s no posing here.”Decibel Magazine (USA)

“This album simply stomps out at least three quarters of the Teutonic Four. It is THE yardstick for thrash metal in 2016!”Rock Hard magazine, Germany

“Hats off: Ten bone-dry and hard-as-fuck slaps to the face! And they all hit the mark…spot on!”Metal Hammer magazine, Germany

Exumer do deliver – and they do it ten times in optimal shape!”Legacy magazine, Germany

Exumer know what they are able to and easily rush through a whole bunch of hits!” Fuze magazine, Germany

Exumer “Road Rage 2016″ tour dates
w/ Exarsis, Coma 7

Jan. 29 – Zaragoza, ES – Centro Civicio Delicias
Jan. 30 – Granada, ES – El Tren
Jan. 31 – Madrid, ES – Lemon
Feb. 4 – Leiden, NL – Club Gebr. De Nabel
Feb. 5 – Pfarrkirchen, DE – Club Bogaloo
Feb. 6 – Dornbirn, AT – Schlachthaus
Feb. 7 – Mailand, IT – Blue Rose Saloon
Feb. 8 – Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club
Feb. 10 – Berlin, DE – Comet
Feb. 11 – Warschau, PL – Progresja
Feb. 12 – Lodz, PL – LDK
Feb. 13 – Hameln, DE – Sumpfblume
Feb. 14 – Lunen, DE – Lukaz

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