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THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)

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THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point)

THE METAL WIRE: *** SHOW REVIEW *** KREATOR & OBITUARY Live @ CLUB RED, Mesa, Arizona 03/24/2017 (Fan-Shot Video; Soundboard Vantage Point) Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 The DECIBEL MAGAZINE 2017 TOUR slithered its way through the valley of the diamondback rattlers on March 24, 2017. Let there be no mistake: the two headlining acts, KREATOR and OBITUARY,  were the ones leaving the fang marks. Nothing against the support acts (MIDNIGHT and HORRENDOUS), but I was only going to see the headliners plus I needed to tend to a few matters...

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THE METAL WIRE: ***EXCLUSIVE***CARCASS – Live In Mesa, Arizona USA 07/25/2016; Fan-Shot Video [Almost Complete Performance; Soundboard Vantage Point]

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THE METAL WIRE: ***EXCLUSIVE***CARCASS – Live In Mesa, Arizona USA 07/25/2016; Fan-Shot Video [Almost Complete Performance; Soundboard Vantage Point]

THE METAL WIRE: ***EXCLUSIVE***CARCASS – Live In Mesa, Arizona USA 07/25/2016;  Fan-Shot Video [Almost Complete Performance; Soundboard Vantage Point] Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Ok, ya rivet-heads!! We at VITRIOL, INC – A DARK UNITED FRONT (www.vitriolinc.com) have an EXCLUSIVE for all of you old-school death metal fans. On July 25, 2016, I video recorded (almost all of) the performance of death metal legends, CARCASS, at CLUB RED, in Mesa, Arizona USA. This performance was on their ‘ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE 2016’...

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THE METAL WIRE: TESTAMENT To Tour North America Beginning March, 2017; SEPULTURA and PRONG In Support

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THE METAL WIRE: TESTAMENT To Tour North America Beginning March, 2017; SEPULTURA and PRONG In Support

THE METAL WIRE: TESTAMENT To Tour North America Beginning March, 2017; SEPULTURA and PRONG In Support Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 (3/12/2017 9:02AM EST) Gene Hoglan (akaThe Atomic Clock) has announced via his Twitter account (@GeneHoglan) that he and the rest of TESTAMENT will begin a sure to be lethal road warrior jaunt across North America beginning next month. SEPULTURA and PRONG will be the openers on the tour. The thrash metal icon issued the following statement: “Myself and @testment will be heading out on tour in a month in...

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THE METAL WIRE: DEATH ANGEL To Headline Mini-Tour Of UK In August

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THE METAL WIRE: DEATH ANGEL To Headline Mini-Tour Of UK In August

THE METAL WIRE: DEATH ANGEL To Headline Mini-Tour Of UK In August Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Bay Area thrash metal veterans, DEATH ANGEL, will be making the pond jump this August for a four headlining dates trek across the UK in support of their 2016 offering, ‘The Evil Divide’ (NUCLEAR BLAST). In a recent interview with www.puregrainaudio.com, Mark Osegueda made contact with them issued the following Statement (link to original report and the bands NUCLEAR BLAST  artists page are listed below tour dates): “I am...

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THE METAL WIRE: LOCK UP ‘Demonization’ Full-Album Stream Now Available

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THE METAL WIRE: LOCK UP ‘Demonization’ Full-Album Stream Now Available

THE METAL WIRE: LOCK UP ‘Demonization’ Full-Album Stream Now Available Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 (03/10/2017 7:27AM EST) 100% Satanic deathgrind unit, LOCK UP (featuring NAPALM DEATH/ex- BRUTAL TRUTH members), have announced by way of their official Twitter Account (@LockUpOfficial) their new album, ‘Demonization’ is available for streaming. The announcement reads as follows: “Full album stream of “Demonization” by Lock Up (official) on Listenable records’s bandcamp page!!...

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THE METAL WIRE: ‘THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY’ Hardcover Book In The Works For TESTAMENT

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THE METAL WIRE: ‘THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY’ Hardcover Book In The Works For TESTAMENT

THE METAL WIRE: ‘THE OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY’ Hardcover Book In The Works For TESTAMENT Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 METALSUCKS.COM has reported that Bay Area thrash metal veterans, TestAmenT, are currently working on a hardcover book that chronicles the bands history. The timeline details the band from their debut album, ‘The Legacy’ (1987) all the way up to the present time and ‘Brotherhood Of the Snake’ (2016). It will only be available through the website, TestamentBook.com. A link to the site...

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THE METAL WIRE: SLEEP Confirmed To Play 10th Anniversary Edition Of ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL

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THE METAL WIRE: SLEEP Confirmed To Play 10th Anniversary Edition Of ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL

THE METAL WIRE: SLEEP Confirmed To Play 10th Anniversary Edition Of ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Modern day stoner rock/stoner metal/doom metal pioneers SLEEP announced via their official Twitter account (@sleep_official) that they are confirmed to play the 10th Anniversary Edition ALCATRAZ HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL in Kortruk, Belgium on August 12, 2017. Also newly announced are HIGH ON FIRE (who feature SLEEP guitarist/voacalist, Matt Pike), DENNER-SHERMAN and ABBATH. The Tweet read...

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THE METAL WIRE: OBITUARY Will Tour U.S. East Coast With GRUESOME On EAST COAST REDNECK RUN This Spring

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THE METAL WIRE: OBITUARY Will Tour U.S. East Coast With GRUESOME On EAST COAST REDNECK RUN This Spring

THE METAL WIRE: OBITUARY Will Tour U.S. East Coast With GRUESOME On EAST COAST REDNECK RUN This Spring Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 (03/08/2017 7:34PM EST) OBITUARY bassist, Terry Butler, announced via his Twitter account (@TerryButler67) that the band will tour the U.S. east coast with GRUESOME on the EAST COAST REDNECK RUN. This will be following their U.S. national tour dates with KREATOR as part of the DECIBLE MAGAZINE TOUR 2017. The dates/venues are as follow: May 11, 2017 – Pensacola, FL – VINYL MUSIC HALL May 12, 2017 – Memphis, TN...

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BAND FEATURE: SENTINENT HORROR

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BAND FEATURE: SENTINENT HORROR

BAND FEATURE: SENTINENT HORROR Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 SENTINENT HORROR are a much welcomed blast of old–school style Swedish death metal by way of Woodland park, New Jersey. If you are a fan of the early works of ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED and GRAVE, then this band is a must listen for you. This unit lays down a savage, flesh tearing barrage of caustic riffs anchored down by floorboard loosening bass. The drums are a great combination of alternating d-beat and double bass (think ‘Left Hand Path’-era ENTOMBED crossed with...

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THE METAL WIRE: WO FAT To Headline Final Night of 420 MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

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THE METAL WIRE: WO FAT To Headline Final Night of 420 MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

THE METAL WIRE: WO FAT To Headline Final Night of 420 MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Dallas, Texas-based stoner/doom trio WO FAT will be headlining the final night of the 420 MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 on Saturday April 22 in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The psychedelic fuzz ‘n sludge unit issued the following statement via their Twitter account (@HouseOfWoFat): “Next month we’ll be rockin’ Calgary along with with a bunch of bitchin’ bands! Ya dig?” The appearance will be the...

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BAND FEATURE: SPACESLUG

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BAND FEATURE: SPACESLUG

BAND FEATURE: SPACESLUG Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 DATELINE: LUNAR SECT 1. The marble is still visible to me but is now mostly shaded by the void. Is there water on this big, dusty grey rock? Quite honestly, I don’t give a rats ass at this point. Who can I tell??? All communications between myself, lone star and the cape ceased when this flying hot-rods CB died weeks ago. Last calculations would indicate that I have one shot to get through the “BOOM door”. Hopefully, if all goes well, I will get to enjoy the six-pack of...

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A Cross to Burn – Sixes

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A Cross to Burn – Sixes

Check out the latest release from Sixes, a Los Angeles Doom and Blackened Death outfit who delivers a powerful knockout session to your senses.  Doomy-gloom beginnings soon turn to a more Black Death inspired sound and experience.  This is a great track, give them a try and download this at Bandcamp.  Throw in a few bucks while you’re there, let’s support these guys!  Sixes is for real. A Cross To Burn by SixesSixes on Bandcamp here and their Facebook page...

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THE METAL WIRE: UNCIVIL WAR [ In-Studio Video Clip 03/01/2017 ]

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THE METAL WIRE: UNCIVIL WAR [ In-Studio Video Clip 03/01/2017 ]

THE METAL WIRE: UNCIVIL WAR [Recording Studio Video Clip 03/01/2017] Written by Marc. Pietrek 2017 [10:00PM EST] (Guitarist/vocalist) Scott Owen (SUBVERSION A.D., ex-ELIMINATE, ex- HIRAX, ex- PIRANHA)  just posted a short in-the-recording-studio video clip on the UNCIVIL WAR Facebook band page: https://www.facebook.com/uncivilwarofficial/videos/1433263330038948/ The band are currently recording material for their debut demo that is set to release in the very near future.  I was able to reach Scott shortly after the posting and he was nice...

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THE METAL WIRE: SOUTHERN LORD Spring 2017 Digital Compilation Album Now Available

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THE METAL WIRE: SOUTHERN LORD Spring 2017 Digital Compilation Album Now Available

THE METAL WIRE: SOUTHERN LORD Spring 2017 Digital Compilation Album Now Available Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 One of extreme metals most respected record labels, SOUTHERN LORD, has released a digital compilation album via the labels website: https://southernlordspringsampler2017.bandcamp.com/album/southern-lord-spring-2017-compilation-proceeds-to-benefit-the-aclu-never-give-up-the-struggle-never-give-up-the-fight-name-your-own-price Per the SOUTHERN LORD website, “Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying...

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THE METAL WIRE: Lineup for LOUD AS HELL METAL FESTIVAL 2017 Just Announced

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THE METAL WIRE: Lineup for LOUD AS HELL METAL FESTIVAL 2017 Just Announced

THE METAL WIRE:Lineup for LOUD AS HELL METAL FESTIVAL 2017 Just Announced Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Per METALUNDERGROUND.COMhttp://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=132053, for the sixth consecutive year, Canada’s LOUD AS HELL METAL FESTIVAL will be held in its western region in the badlands of Drumheller, Alberta. While residing on the ancient resting place of giant prehistoric death dealers, the festival will once again cover a wide, vast  spectrum of the extreme metal underground. The dates and lineups are as follow:...

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Kent Stump [WO FAT]

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Kent Stump [WO FAT]

VITRIOL INC. / A DARK UNITED FRONT: Kent Stump [ WO FAT ] Interview 02/21/2017 Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017      Gather around the ‘ol campfire, ya rivet-heads!! I had the good fortune of doing a recorded telephone interview with (guitarist/vocalist) Kent Stump of Dallas, Texas-based (SUPREME!!) stoner rock/stoner metal trio, WO FAT. Let me begin by say ing that if you claim to love stoner rock/stoner metal but have yet to listen to WO FAT, do it and DO IT NOW….DO IT!! All of their albums are exceptional, but their latest offering,...

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Nihilist – PANDEMONIUM

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Nihilist – PANDEMONIUM

Pandemonium Awesome Blackish Death band from Poland, Pandemonium has had 4 other full length releases and number five does not disappoint.  Powerful musicians teamed with amazing vocals gives Nihilist a spot in your play list.  Check them out below, Nihilist by Pandemonium is available via Bandcamp through Old Temple! PANDEMONIUM “Nihilist” by Pandemonium Band – Pandemonium Country – Poland Album – Nihilist Label – Old...

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THE METAL WIRE: OBITUARY Record “No” For DECIBEL MAGAZINE Flexi Series

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THE METAL WIRE: OBITUARY Record “No” For DECIBEL MAGAZINE Flexi Series

  Witten by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 US death metal legends, OBITUARY,  have recorded a new song, “No”, exclusively for the 2017 DECIBEL MAGAZINE Flexi Series. OBITUARY is set to tour this upcoming March/April with KREATOR, MIDNIGHT and HORRENDOUS as part of the 2017 DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR. For the publications flexi-disc series , 2017 is the first year in it’s history that each band on the tour has recorded a song to contribute to it. To listen to the song in digital format, here is the link:...

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THE METAL WIRE: [***RUMOR***] SLAYER, LAMB of GOD and BEHEMOTH To Tour USA Together In Summer 2017

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THE METAL WIRE: [***RUMOR***] SLAYER, LAMB of GOD and BEHEMOTH To Tour USA Together In Summer 2017

THE METAL WIRE: [***RUMOR***] SLAYER, LAMB of GOD and BEHEMOTH To Tour USA Together In Summer 2017 Written By Marc C. Pietrek 2017 ***UPDATE: TOUR NOW OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED*** Per  the P.R.P., a three-act bill featuring extreme metal heavyweights SLAYER, LAMB of GOD and BEHEMOTH will imminently be announced soon. The tour is rumored to be for July/August, 2017. A an online posting for a date for an August 02, 2017 show in Broomfield, Colorado naming all three bands was recently pulled. All three have also been confirmed for CHICAGO OPEN AIR in...

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THE METAL WIRE: Exclusive Bonus OBITUARY Track

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THE METAL WIRE: Exclusive Bonus OBITUARY Track

Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 02/22/2017 – OBITUARY bassist Terry Butler (@TerryButler67), today posted on TWITTER: ” exclusive bonus track “No Hope” is only available on this format. Check it out here…..http://store.relapse.com/item/43679 Along with the exclusive bonus track, the CDs first pre-order pressing will also include expanded, deluxe packaging. The self-titled, ‘OBITUARY’ is set for street release...

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Demo 2016 – CANDLE

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Demo 2016 – CANDLE

Headphones are required. There is a lot going on, and you’re going to want to catch every single note of it! Candle’s ‘demo’ release opens with “Betrayal”, showcasing this Swedish five piece as they crush you with an almost stadium style anthem sound…vast and captivating or at the least – interesting.  With eyes closed, I’m taken back in my mind to the Oakland Coliseum circa 1987 as those drums start kicking in and your mind transitions to the voice of Erik Nordkvist; haunting, heavy,...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: REAPER METAL ALL STARS [7″/Digital Download]

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UPCOMING RELEASE: REAPER METAL ALL STARS [7″/Digital Download]

REAPER METAL ALL STARS [7″/Digital Download] Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Heavy metal is not just a form of music.  It is a family that is unlike any other in the music world. There is nothing out of the ordinary when metal brethren come to the aid of one of their own when it concerns that persons health and well-being. Such is the case with (vocalist) Steve Grimmett of post-N.W.O.B.H.M band, GRIM REAPER. Steve was on tour with GRIM REAPER in South America recently when tragedy reared its’ disgusting mug. An infection caused...

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Ely Hoiland [VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS]

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Ely Hoiland [VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS]

Ely Hoiland [VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS] 02/13/2017 Interview Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Listen up, rivet-heads!! I had the great fortune of doing a recorded telephone interview w/ (guitarist/vocalist) Ely Hoiland of brutal death metal band, VIOLENT HALLUCINATIONS (see YouTube link below). This long time serving extreme metal vet gave me the run down on the bands past and (what I feel is a bright) future. We also talked about his influences and various extreme metal topics. It was a rather enjoyable interview to do, as this laid back death...

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THE METAL WIRE: UNCIVIL WAR

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THE METAL WIRE:  UNCIVIL WAR

THE METAL WIRE:  UNCIVIL WAR Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Old-school US thrash metal vets (guitarist/vocalist) Scott Owen [SUBVERSION A.D., ex-ELIMINATE, ex-HIRAX, ex- PIRANHA], (drummer) Joe Cangelosi [BROOKLYN MILITIA, ex- ELIMINATE, ex- WHIPLASH, ex- KREATOR, ex- DEATHCORPS] and (bassist) Rich Day [ex- WHIPLASH, ex- PRIMAL SCREAM, ex- DEATHCORPS] have formed what is sure to a bonafide thrash metal assault task force. They already have material recorded for a demo that is tentatively scheduled for release at the end of this month. Scott...

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Dungeon Bastards – GHOUL

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Dungeon Bastards – GHOUL

With 10 releases to date, this band from Oakland, California has been shreading since 2001 and shows no signs of slowing down. The sound is infectious and contagious – you have to tell a friend with this band.  Lots of thrash with a deathly sound, these guys  started as an Old-Skool thrash crossover, and have found their own unique sound and style.  Fucking horror show.  Listen below, then buy up their music!  Special deal on their entire catalog at Bandcamp.   Dungeon Bastards by...

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