Friday, March 23, 2018
Below is the announcement about The Hybrid Festival that will take place in Everett in April.
The Washington state Godzilla-loving thrash band Oxygen Destroyer has announced that the debut full-length album is now finished and it is titled Bestial Manifestations of Malevolence and Death. Check out the art for the album below. If you are new to the band, below is a previous interview with the band. Also, check out the old video of the band in action. Thrash, mosh and get ready! The Godzilla tunes are coming! facebook.com/Oxygen-Destroyer-325474194296570 brutalthrashingkaijumetal.bandcamp.com Oxygen Destroyer - Live at The Charleston, Bremerton 12/30/2016 FULL SET Oxygen Destroyer is a relatively new band in the Seattle area devoted to the cause of thrash for the glory of Godzilla. The band’s mad string exonerator and abstruse larynx projector, Jordan Farrow, momentarily slipped away from his undersea lair to respond to inquisitions brought before him in the name of this publication. Thanks to him, you can gain insight into Oxygen Destroyer’s purpose in life. oxygendestroyer1.bandcamp.com facebook.com/Oxygen-Destroyer-325474194296570 THE END
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
[Below is my choice for album of the week. At the end of the review there is a lyric video from the album.--MMB.] facebook.com/Eldritchband/ ELDRITCH - As The Night Crawls In (Lyric Video)
This is the second part of the interview with Dracena, traditional extreme metal from Sweden. The person answering the interview is Mia, who is the creative force behind Dracena. The objective is to do an extensive interview that covers the past and present of Dracena. This segment covers from the 1980s until about 1997. Also, in case you missed it or are interested in checking it out, here is the link to part 1. In the first part you can read a lot more about the latest album Cursed to the Night. metalbulletin.blogspot.com/2018/02/interview-dracena-part-1.html facebook.com/Dracena.SE/ \
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Washington quick news: Ghostblood finally announces a new album and everybody's wondering why it has taken so long, but they are also relieved that the band is ok and ready to thrash again and make videos about the swamps of Queen Anne Hill
ghostbloodmetal.bandcamp.com facebook.com/ghostbloodmetal HERE IS AN OLD INTERVIEW just in case you have not noticed that this publication writes about Ghostblood a lot and it's because they pay a lot of money for the coverage and we like the money and you like the money and we are all making lots of big, dirty, sweaty, unethical dinero from Ghostblood's adventures, my friends! www.facebook.com/ghostbloodmetal 2.Over our electric mail, firstname.lastname@example.org 3.On our Bandcamp page, www.ghostbloodmetal.bandcamp.com Anyway, we have to go — it's been a long week, and those brains aren't going to smoke themselves! Thanks for asking us questions! THE END GHOSTBLOOD - HAUNTING THE SWAMP - Official Video
Friends in the state of Washington, Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin zine. Washington state concert calendar, updated March 20, 2018 March 20 Tetrachromat, others at Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA March 21 Whipstriker, Negative Vortex, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at Highline, Seattle, WA March 21 Dio Disciples, Thou Shall Kill, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA March 22 Shizerdome, Whythre, Hexengeist at Substation, Seattle, WA March 24 The War Within at Tony V's, Everett, WA March 24 Alda, Huldrekall, Forest of Grey, Vouna at Cryptatropa Bat, Olympia, WA March 24 Eyas/Luna, As Pillars Fall, Down the Scope, others at KTUB, Kirkland, WA March 24 Metal Up Your Pass: Pagan Country Rebels, Nocturnal Mayhem, Salem Knights at Bubba’s Roadhouse, Sultan, WA March 25 Human Agony, Rohit, Putrid Temple at Highline, Seattle, WA March 25 Prying Free, Simulation Theory, Forever Convicted at Tony V’s, Everett, WA March 26 Metal Mondays: Born Without Blood, Infernal Realm, Speaks In Tongues at Substation, Seattle, WA March 28 Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Rivers of Nihil, Enterprise Earth, Sanction, Scourged at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA March 28 Zan, Steaksauce Mustache, American Standards, Faus at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA March 29 Steaksauce Mustache, American Standards, The Anchor, Florida Man at 2nd Cycle, Tacoma, WA April 29 Tetrachromat, others at Luigi’s Mansion (?), Bellingham, WA March 30 The Sword, King Buffalo at The Pin, Spokane, WA March 30 Deathbed Confessions, SwampheavY, Kyberox at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, Tacoma, WA March 30 Suppression, Acid Feast, Sidetracked, PWWMA, Ruptured Silence at Highline, Seattle, WA March 30 Top Knot Fest: Czar, Heiress, Steak Sauce Mustache, American Standards, Faus, Smooth Sailing, Into the Storm, Florida Man, Blacktracks, Kihalás, Inhaulation at Southgate Roller Rink, Seattle, WA March 31 Obscurus Infestus: Simulation Theory, Voidthrone, Kihalás, Nick Superchi, others (about 12 performances) at Obscurus, Everett, WA March 31 Dominus Nox, Battle Axe Massacre, Rat King at Erebus, Kelso, WA March 31 Effluvia, Disease, Snake, Bummer at Georgetown Liquor Company, Seattle, WA March 31 Year of the Cobra, Kal-El, Wizzerd, Witch Ripper at Substation, Seattle, WA April 2 Ross the Boss, Ethan Brosch, Old James at El Corazón, Seattle, WA April 5 Noceur, ION, Serpent Sun at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA April 5 Villains of the Story, Deadships, We Gave It Hell, Anchor Point, Jesus Wears Armani at Funhouse, Seattle, WA April 6 Witchaven, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand, Carnotaurus at McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA April 7 Black Sun Moon, Beyond the Woods, Tetrachromat, The Circus In Your Town at Hard Rock Café, Seattle, WA April 7 ReEvolution, Glass Cannons, Aphelion, Simulation Theory at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA April 7 Pacific Northwest Death Fest: I, Detest; Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA April 12 The Devils of Loudun, Neck of the Woods, Weaponlord at Funhouse, Seattle, WA April 13 Neck of the Woods at Real Art, Tacoma, WA April 13 Dead Crown, Avoid at El Corazón, Seattle, WA April 13 Profane Order, Hissing, Putrid Temple, others at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA April 14 Neck of the Woods at McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA April 14 Summer Slaughter 2018 Official Showcase, Studio Seven, Seattle, WA April 14 Crazy Train (Ozzy), Priest Unleashed (Priest) tributes at The Heavy Metal Brewing Co., Vancouver, WA April 14 Theories, Burials, Spacebag, Impulse Noise at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA April 15 Uli Jon Roth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA April 15 Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders at ShoWare Center, Kent, WA April 15 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA April 16 Black Star Riders, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA April 17 Sirenia, Threat Signal, Valinor Excelsior, Graveshadow at Studio, Seven, Seattle, WA April 18 Slaughter to Prevail at El Corazón, Seattle, WA April 19 Windhand, Ruby the Hatchet, Un at Neumos, Seattle, WA April 19 X Suns, Tetrachromat, You May Die in the Desert, others at Central Saloon, Seattle, WA April 20 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA April 20 Gigan, Sunless at Funhouse, Seattle, WA April 20 Tetrachromat, Die Like Gentlemen, Marv at the Shakedown, Bellingham, WA April 20 Blood and Thunder, Dilapidation, Violent Hallucinations, Odyssian at Obscurus, Everett, WA April 20 Xoth, Ghostblood, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at Central Saloon, Seattle, WA April 21 Rat King, Effluvia, Whythre at Erebus, Kelso, WA April 21 Tetrachromat, others at Boscoe’s, Bellingham, WA April 25 Year of the Cobra, Mos Generator, Destroyer of Light, Kybetox at The Valley, Tacoma, WA April 27/28 The Tony V's Hybrid Festival: Jesus Wears Armani, The War Within, Silent Theory, Massacre at the Opera, Casualty of God, After the Fallout, Noctium, Chamber 6, others at Tony V's, Everett, WA April 28 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA May 1 Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum, 1967 at Funhouse, Seattle, WA May 1 Carnifex, Oceano, Winds of Plague, Archspire, Spite, Buried above Ground, Shadow of Intent, Widowmaker, Dismembering Mary at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA May 4 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA May 4 Morbid Angel, Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm Annihilation at El Corazón, Seattle, WA May 5 Wet Temple, Down the Scope, After the Fallout, Simulation Theory, Skiz Dizzard at Mirkwood Public House, Arlington, WA May 5 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA May 10 Weaponlord, others at Tony V’s, Everett, WA May 12 Whythre, Born Without Blood, Effluvia, Orator, ShizerDome at Obscurus, Everett, WA May 12 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Swinomish Casino, Anacortes, WA May 13 Soulfly, Nile, After the Fallout, Devilation at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA May 13 Silent Scream, Madrost at Funhouse, Seattle, WA May 16 Satyricon, Inquisition, Inquinok, Voidthrone at El Corazón, Seattle, WA May 17 Cough, Grime, Serial Hawk, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA May 18 ApHelion, Whythre at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA May 18 Noceur at Make.Shift, Bellingham, WA May 19 Hells Bells at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA May 22 Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt at El Corazón, Seattle, WA May 23 Texas Hippie Coalition, Kobra and the Lotus, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA May 23 The Black Dahlia Murder, Homewrecker, The Convalescence at The Pin, Spokane, WA May 24 Bat, Midnight, Wormwitch at El Corazón, Seattle May 24 Tetrachromat, Designer Disguise, Hexengeist, Pill Brigade at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA May 26 D.R.I., Deathwish at El Corazón, Seattle, WA May 26 Anvil at Highline, Seattle, WA May 28 Power Trip, Sheet Mag, Fury, Red Death at Neumos, Seattle, WA May 31-June 2 Northwest Terrorfest at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA June 2 Insomnium, Anthrocene, ApHelion at El Corazón, Seattle, WA June 2 Battle for Mordor: Blood and Thunder, ReEvolution, Odyssian, Oxygen Destroyer, Dilapidation, Violent Hallucinations, Simulation Theory at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA June 2 Born Without Blood, Jugs of Blood at Philip Stengel Presents, Aberdeen, WA June 4 Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested at The Pin, Spokane, WA June 5 Sleep, ell Witch at The Showbox, Seattle, WA June 6 Devastation on the Nation: Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, Primordial Atrocity at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA June 10 HammerFall, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator at El Corazón, Seattle, WA June 14 Queensrÿche at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA June 15 Filth; Insvrgence; Loser; I, Detest at Funhouse, Seattle, WA June 15 The Accused AD, Effluvia, Dilapidation at The Valley, Tacoma, WA June 16 Bitter End, Coven, Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA June 16 Uli Jon Roth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA June 16 Washington Deathfest III: Infernal Legion, Thou Shall Kill, Cryptic Enslavement, When The Broken Burn, Divide Paths, Helles, Shred Bundy, Whythre, Voidthrone, At Home In Hell, ApHelion at Erebus, Kelso, WA June 21-25 Thirst for Light V festival: Addaura, Alda, Isenordal, Void Omnia, many, many others in Raymond, WA June 24 Will Haven, Heiress, Into the Storm, Old Iron at Highline, Seattle, WA June 27 Krallice, Wayfarer at Highline, Seattle, WA June 30 UADA, Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA July 7 Crimson Guardian, Morbid Fascination, others at Erebus, Kelso, WA July 7 Glass Canons, Wet Temple, Tetrachromat, Anyarez Rockz at Mirkwood Public House, Arlington, WA July 13&14: WADM Metalfest at Erebus, Kelso, WA: Cursed, Oxygen Destroyer, Hang the Kode, Battle Ace Massacre, Inside Defiance, Crüd Güns, Simulation Theory, Noose; Aggression, Violent Hallucinations, Antiform, Hyborian Rage, Pre Embalmed, Dilapidation, After the Fallout, Trojan Swamp Monster July 14 Queensrÿche at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA July 20 The Backyard Festival:After the Fallout, others Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, WA August 19 Alice Cooper at Angel of the Winds, Everett, WA August 20 Powerglove, Xoth at El Corazón, Seattle, W September 4 The Exploited, Total Chaos at El Corazón, Seattle, WA September 8 Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA September 15 Northwest Tribfest at Historic Everett Theater, Everett, WA: tribute bands Dr. Crue, Infinity Project (Journey), Blistered Earth (Metallica), Second Sting (Scorpions), Almost Human (Kiss) September 20 Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum at El Corazón, Seattle, WA October 3 Graham Bonnet Band, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA November 2 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA November 10 Dilapidation, Oxygen Destroyer, Effluvia, Drawn and Quartered at The Valley, Tacoma, WA * * * metalbulletin.blogspot.com Metal Bulletin Zine P.O. 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Monday, March 19, 2018
We're a bit late on this posting, but After The Fallout is in market for a new bassist.
Hey brothers and sisters! Looking forward to throwing down at The Charleston in Bremerton WA this Friday! This will sadly also be our bassist, Adam Vosler’s, last show with After the Fallout. So come out and give him a good send off. Adam has other things he needs to focus on going forward but he’s a brother to all of us, one of our closest friends, and we wish him all the best.
This means that ATF is looking for a new bassist! We have a busy schedule coming up, are working on pre-production for a new release, and are looking for someone able to step in and get up to speed quickly. As we play many areas you need transportation. We’re all functional adults able to contribute to the financial aspect of being in a working band and you should be too. You need to have pro gear, experience, and stage presence (we don’t stand around onstage looking bored so you can’t either)! There are shows where you’ll be asked to guarantee ticket sales. You need to be able to do this. You need to be 21+.
Initial auditions will be on our 2 singles, “Mindless Reaction” and “Lambs Become Lions”. PM us if you want a shot.
Here is the message from the Marysville area band Noctium:
The time has come to officially announce that we are currently seeking to recruit a full time Drummer for Noctium! Alan Reis has been our fill in for the last year and has gifted us with terrific talent behind the kit but now we must find a permanent member!
In holding auditions, we will require that those interested record a video of themselves playing along to one of our tracks from our Ep “118”
If we feel you have what it takes, we will send you an MP3 of one of our newer songs that we would like you to write and submit a video for as well!
If we feel you have what it takes, we will send you an MP3 of one of our newer songs that we would like you to write and submit a video for as well!
If you are interested, please reach out to us either through our page or directly message Shawn Aaron Thompson
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Judas Priest Firepower March 9th, 2018 Columbia Records
Saturday, March 17, 2018
[Our friend Matt Spall (U.K.) decided to focus on a band that is not signed. It is Apathy Noir from Sweden. What does Matt have to tell us about Apathy Noir? By the way, at the end of this review you will find Matt's Twitter link where you can find him at work telling the world about his writings. ---MMB] Artist: Apathy Noir Album Title: Black Soil Label: Independent Release date: 31 January 2018 twitter.com/ManOfMuchMetal?lang=en
voidthrone.bandcamp.com/releases facebook.com/voidthrone/ Voidthrone - Their Recursive Communion Drum Playthrough Voidthrone - Live at the Highline in Seattle, 29JAN2017
Thursday, March 15, 2018
If you would like to read online issue 142 of Metal Bulletin zine, see the first link below. Issue 142 has interviews with Grethor (U.S.) and Zifir (Turkey), in addition to reviews of Revenge (Colombia), Rapture (Greece) and Visigoth (U.S.). fuglymaniacs.com/pdf-files/MetalBulletin142.pdf fuglymaniacs.com
Californian death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS have launched the official music video for "Seismic Abyss," the first single off the band's forthcoming new album Devouring Mortality. Guitarist/vocalist Chris Monroy comments on the video: "The song is simply based on devastation of earthquakes and how unpredictable they can be with SR's own touch on the topic. The footage from the video was filmed here in Los Angeles. It was our first time doing something like this and we had a lot of fun doing it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!"
SKELETAL REMAINS will release Devouring Mortality, on April 13 via Dark Descent Records in North America and Century Media Records for the rest of the world. Tracked at Trench Studios (Abysmal Dawn, Exhumed, Hirax, etc.) in California and mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (Asphyx, Dissection, Bloodbath, etc.), Devouring Mortality features cover artwork by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Morbid Angel, Pestilence etc.). SKELETAL REMAINS formed as Anthropophagy back in 2011, released the two much lauded studio albums Beyond The Flesh (2012) and Condemned To Misery (2015) via German label FDA Rekotz, constantly toured Europe, the US or also Japan, performing at such renowned festivals as Maryland Death Fest, Party.San, Brutal Assault, Obscene Extreme or also Hellfest.
SKELETAL REMAINS - Seismic Abyss (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Friends into melodic extreme metal from Washington state,
ReEvolution is a relatively new band in Washington state, having formed in 2016, according to their official information. However, as new as they are, they already have a debut EP out and it is called Misery in Memories. They are melodic extreme metal with growled vocals, grooving drums and they definitely focus on keep the rhythms on the guitar strong by way of heavy chugging. The EP is four songs and would be recommended for supporters into the varieties of these sounds: from melodic death metal and to metalcore and other similar styles, whether it's a bit more European or American, depending on your preferences. In this case, the sound leans more in the direction of melodic death metal, but with American groove features. If you have not heard the band yet, visit their page and learn more about them. They also have some shows coming up in Arlington, but will probably add more shows as the summer gets closer.
Friends into Washington state black metal,
In case you have not done so, be sure to check out the teaser posted by Blood Etchings. They say that they have a new album for 2018. What they have posted is a clip that they say is a rough mix, but supporters will already be able to tell that the band is up to the same old black magic as ever. Of course, remember that the band is vehemently and venomously married to its message against Christianity and the new music is no different. It is as poisonous as what they have done before, if not more so, but probably more so than before. At any rate, go to their page if you love the hatred of Christianity and if you love to hate in general. The music is clearly for angry souls fueled by the flames of everything negative and pessimist and cynical. You'll love it.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
High Roller Records
March 13, 2018
The name of the cult singer Leather Leone has been linked to her work with the band Chastain. A veteran of the profession, Leather is beloved for a set of powerful lungs. You know it’s Leather singing when you hear the voice. The young Leather made a mark in the world of cult 1980s heavy metal, but time keeps rolling along and the mature Leather continues the work with Chastain today. However, this is not a Chastain album! Years ago there was a Leather solo album, and now decades later we get Leather II, in a different time, with different musicians; it’s a second chapter; it’s a different chapter, not a follow-up to the old album.
One thing to note is that the band decided to keep their foot on the gas pedal for the vast majority of the time on this new work. The first song is called “Juggernaut” and the album hits the ground running. There’s a certain sense of urgency and hunger in the music. They stay on point for the entire album, one that rocks from start to finish. In point of fact, as far as I can tell, there is only one true power ballad and it is called “Annabelle.” Anyway, this album delivers the energy that you want in a traditional heavy metal album. Kudos to the band for the decision to keep it metal, and keep up the tempo.
The guitar work goes straight for the riffs that have proven true in the history of metal. The riffs are steeped in tradition and they pull no punches. Every fan of the style can say that they’re going to get exactly what they were promised, as good as advertised. In addition, the drumming is no slouch, either. The pounding heart of the album is found right there. Of course, the singing is the sound of a performer with an established tone and personality. The young singer who gained the loyalty of the fans all those years ago continues as a mature performer with a lifetime of experience behind the words sung and her fans will be glad to hear the wailing of the voice of the cult.
Keep in mind that this is not a melodic album. Don’t expect sugary songs, poppy and catchy beats. Expect hard-hitting songs, and an album that is hard, and even confrontational at times. Leather’s voice shows some moments of anger and intensity that perhaps may be new to some fans. Essentially, the band found one mode of operation and it is “on” and they stay on it, for the cult. Fans of direct, no nonsense, old-school heavy metal are the intended audience.