Month: January 2020

Bootleg: Once Human at 70000 Tonnes of Metal!

Having teased new material in November with a single and music video for “Sledgehammer”, their first since 2018’s live album “Stages Of Evolution“, Once Human seem to be waiting for their guitarist Logan Mader to complete the 25th Anniversary Tour for “Burn My Eyes” with Machine Head before setting alight the blue touch paper with their seemingly already

Review: “Delirium” by Hazzerd

It’s not often that an up and coming band gets praise from one of their all time heroes. So when Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine championed Hazzerd alongside Power Trip as a promising thrash hopefuls on a Gimme Radio feature, people took note. He also included Hazzerd on his personal list of record collection picks around

Throwback: “Stingwray” from Static-X!

Lets start with what we know. 2020 will see the partially new, partially old album of songs from Static-X entitled “Project Regeneration” appear for all those who participated in the crowd funding campaign as well as those who didn’t. Produced by Ulrich Wild, who has been at the boards for the majority of the bands

Bootleg: Spoil Engine at 70000 Tonnes of Metal!

Belgian female fronted Groove Metallers Spoil Engine dropped “Renaissance Noire“ via Arising Empire in November 2019 with a lyric video for “Venom” and were perhaps a surprise choice for this year’s incarnation of 70000 Tonnes of Metal. Here’s a trio of cuts culled from their set, including the obvious choice “Black Sails“!  

Bootleg: Downpresser in Los Angeles!

Pro-Shot by 197 Media at 1720 in Los Angeles California on 18th January, here’s a full set from Downpresser! Their sophomore album “The Long Goodbye” is out now via Closed Casket Activities (Vein, The Acacia Strain) and if you want to know what we think of it, check out our review! Santa Barbara Hardcore!

Review: “The Obsidian Fog” EP by Putrascension

Following their October 2019 creature double feature “Hate Lust“, New Jersey’s Putrascension should need no introduction. Why? Because they have already earned our full attention with two pieces of Black Metal that belong as much in the bleak and cold black forests of Norway as they do anywhere else. Vocalist Michael Gonçalves also contributed the cover

Interview: Annihilator talk “Ballistic Sadistic” part #2!

Part #2 of a new interview series about the upcoming new album “Ballistic Sadistic” from Canadian Thrash legends Annihilator has surfaced. Filmed at Waterstone Studios in the Durham UK where the album was recorded, this new clip focuses on the writing contributions and process. The album drops via Silver Lining Music on 24th January and

Bootleg: Exodus at 70000 Tonnes of Metal!

The Bay Area Strikes Back Tour will be arriving in Europe on 6th February and see a trio of what we’d affectionately call the “Big Ten” of Thrash with Exodus joining Testament and Death Angel. It’s going to be huge. So here are a quartet of cuts from Exodus at the 70000 Tonnes of Metal

Bootleg: Devin Townsend at 70000 Tonnes of Metal!

It seems that Devin Townsend has finally made peace with the music he created during his time in Strapping Young Lad as he performed a wealth of the material including “Love?” and “Detox” at this years incarnation of the 70000 tons of Metal cruise. Here are the best of a collection of fan filmed footage

Bootleg: Typecaste in Fullerton!

If Hatebreed and Crowbar has a bastard child that wasn’t Kingdom Of Sorrow then it would probably be Typecaste. They’ve got a concept EP entitled “Between Life” out on 7th February via Flatspot Records and we have a review for it appearing between now and then! In the meantime, here’s a Pro-Shot full set from