HECATE ENTHRONED Signs With M-THEORY AUDIO

The North West, U.K.-based blackened death metal sextet HECATE ENTHRONED — whose “brutal epic scornful metal” has earned extensive acclaim over the past two decades — has signed a worldwide recording contract with the American label M-Theory Audio. The group plans to release a new album — their sixth full-length, and first in five years — in January. More information about the recording will be revealed in the coming months. Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennan in the mid-1990s, HECATE ENTHRONED is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the … Continue reading

Watch: Weed Demon – ‘Sigil of the Black Moon’

Weed Demon worship at the altars of Black Sabbath, Sleep and marijuana. There’s nothing wrong with that, nor with Weed Demon’s ability to craft lumbering stoner metal riffs that are present on last year’s Astrological Passages. They’ve made a video for “Sigil of the Black Moon,” the third song on the album. Says the band, “We started working on the video for ‘Sigil’ in August of last year. A handful of setbacks and numerous bowl packs later, we finally got around to wrapping everything up. Seeing the final product was like a huge collective exhale for us. It’s no easy task to … Continue reading

DANZIG To Be Joined By THE DAMNED, VENOM INC., THE METEORS, POWER TRIP At Irvine Concert

The full lineup for the DANZIG‘s 30th-anniversary “Halloween Hell-Bash” at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California on Saturday, November 3 has been announced. This will be the only California DANZIG live date for 2018. Joining DANZIG on the bill are special guests THE DAMNED, VENOM INC., THE METEORS, POWER TRIP and MUTOID MAN. Tickets will go on sale Friday July 27. DANZIG Halloween 2018 tour dates: Oct. 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Oct. 25 – Seattle, WA – Sodo Oct. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Oct. 28 – [to be announced on July 25] Oct. 31 … Continue reading

STATUS QUO To Release 'Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall' And 'Down Down & Dirty At Wacken'

STATUS QUO will release a pair of “twin” live albums, “Down Down & Dignified At The Royal Albert Hall” and “Down Down & Dirty At Wacken”, on August 17 through earMUSIC. These releases capture the legendary band delivering two sets, each full of hits, energy and passion, while each offering a radically different tone and style of delivery. Francis Rossi said: “There’s no other venue like the Royal Albert Hall; every artist wants to play there. So, to bring our ‘Aquostic’ show there was a dream come true. The QUO classics were stripped back and delivered by the band in … Continue reading