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Dale Crover and Joyful Noise Recordings present a groundbreaking innovation in modern vinyl record/musical instrument hybridization with the limited edition release of “Thunder Pinky” (http://joyfulnoi.se/ThunderPinky) via splash cymbal.  

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 Cassia Co-Owners Kim Luu-Ng and Chef Bryant Ng host the second LA Chefs for Human Rights(LACHR)fundraising dinner, benefitting Program for Torture Victims (PTV), at their acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie in Santa Monica on September 25, 2017. The exclusive event honors Chris Cornell, posthumously, for his original song, “The Promise,” recorded for the film of the same name about the Armenian Genocide, and for his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. Vicky Cornell is accepting the award on behalf of her late husband, who was a Grammy award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer.  

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Asking Alexandria have released a video for the new single “Into The Fire”. The track, which will appear on the band’s as-of-yet untitled fifth album (Dec. 15, Sumerian Records) marks the first new music to come from the band since they reunited with singer Danny Worsnop.  

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French black metal devotees AOSOTH premiere the first single from their fifith studio album “V: The Inside Scriptures”, due out on November 17th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Her Feet Upon The Earth, Blooming The Fruits Of Blood”  

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Leica Camera and Nikki Sixx, bassist and founding member of Mötley Crüe and three-time New York Times best-selling author, have combined their enthusiasm for photography and rich visual storytelling with two new releases in October. Leica Camera will debut a special Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” camera, as well as host the musician’s first-ever photo exhibit, Conversations with Angels, at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.  

I’ve made the conscious effort to try and make it to the Metal Alliance tour for the past few years that it’s been an ongoing thing. Literally every year the tour has managed to make me want to attend, but life has a habit of getting in the way. This year, however, when it was revealed that Overkill and Crowbar were the main attraction, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. Overkill are a class act in thrash metal, and Crowbar are undeniably an unstoppable force, so add in Havok and Black Fast and you’ve got my attention.  

Cannibal Corpse are putting out a new album, and as you’d expect it’s going to be incredibly heavy, brutal, and a violent affair all around. Also, the sky is blue and bears live in the woods.  

I’ve spent a lot of time with Hiss Spun, more than I typically give an album. I’ve expressed my, ahem, appreciation for Chelsea Wolfe’s music, but the one thing I knew I was going to have to do with this album was give it the time it demanded. Whereas her previous release, Abyss, was best described as a tasteful anti-metal release, (Containing and falling upon metal elements but never crossing that threshold) Hiss Spun elects to not continue where Abyss left off, yet keep that same anti-style intact. Instead, Chelsea Wolfe and her band have clawed their way out of the abyss. Metaphorically, the previous record was about finding out what’s at the bottom of a well. With Hiss Spun, Wolfe isn’t hiding the monsters... 

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Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the now legendary debut album from doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer demo, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich, this is the definitive edition of THE OBSESSED‘s self-titled debut, a true piece of doom history!   Weinrich comments: “This record defines the passion, the pureness, and vibrancy of youth, and the fierce love, loyalty, and dedication to this music. I am happy and proud it... 

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Gilby Clarke embarks with his solo band on a Canadian micro tour – kicking off in Barrie, ON at Mavericks. The Gilby Clarke band is a well-oiled three-piece that comprises of Gilby Clarke (vocals/guitar), EJ Curse (bass) and Dustin Steinke (drums). Opening up the night is Ontario’s very own The Road Heavy!  

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The first annual FEAR THE RIFF Expo will be coming to Brooklyn on October 7, 2017. Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10am through 8pm.  

Miami, FL based Metalcore outfit LOADED GUNS are pleased to announce that they have signed with Century Media Records. To commemorate the occasion, the band has released their new EP, Unstoppable, today (Aug. 25). Speaking about signing with their new label, Loaded Guns frontman Rafael Salazar comments, “We are beyond excited to have one of favorite record labels, Century Media Records, releasing our debut EP.  

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