Tuesday, July 25, 2017

review by Matt Spall: Damnations Day

Fans of traditional melodic metal, traditional progressive metal and adult contemporary metal in general will, if they have not already done so, find Damnations Day (Australia) to be an outstanding band for several reasons. Let’s cut to the chase, the singing on this album is out of this world. If the band plays in your town, it would be worthwhile to hear how the voice holds in the live environment. On this recording it sounds incredible. Another point of interest is that the band is very much a heavy metal entity, meaning that there is rocking, not just melody going on. In fact, our friend Matt Spall, who specializes in prog music, explains very well below what Damnations Day does. --MMB
Artist: Damnations Day
Album Title: A World Awakens
Label: Sensory Records
Release date: 24 March 2017
I have gone on record before about the strength of the heavy music scene in Australia; there is literally no let-up in the number of bands that are coming through. It’s like a torrent. But more than that, these bands almost all display an incredibly high standard, whatever their chosen subgenre. And now you can add the name Damnations Day to the list because, as ‘A World Awakens’ demonstrates, they more than threaten to muscle their way into the competitive antipodean melodic prog metal scene.
In fact, come to think of it, the title of this record is very apt. Prior to the arrival of this sophomore release, I had never even heard of Damnations Day. I suspect I am not alone. But now, the world must surely awaken to the merits of this talented band from Geelong, Victoria.
Damnations Day, who released their debut ‘Invisible, The Dead’ back in 2013, is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Mark Kennedy, his brother Dean Kennedy on drums and Jon King on guitar. Those already familiar with this kind of music will almost certainly recognise the name Teramaze and it might therefore be of interest to know that Dean Kennedy is also their tub-thumper. The Teramaze links don’t stop there either, as Dean Wells was drafted in as session bassist and knob-twiddler extraordinaire.
On that note, it has to be said that ‘A World Awakens’ sounds very good indeed. The production affords the music the power required for a metal band, providing plenty of grunt and muscularity. However, there is clarity too and so the melodic sensibilities, the technicality and the vocals are given the best opportunity to shine.
Speaking of vocals, there’s really no other place to start because boy, this guy can sing. Low range, upper range, soft, powerful, emotive; there’s no place he can’t seemingly go and nothing is off limits. And you can hear that he is giving it everything. There’s an enthusiasm and a vibrancy that comes through, even when Kennedy is leading the music down a darker or more aggressive path. What this means is that Damnations Day are able to compete in a genre that already boasts some amazing singers, when they might have otherwise struggled.
t’s just as well because the music that sits alongside the vocals is genuinely out of the top drawer. When Damnations Day hit full pelt, the riffs are big and bold, the drumming is aggressive and the tone is brooding and intense. Opener ‘The Witness’ is the perfect example, coming out of the blocks with fists flying. The guitar tone that delivers the bruising riffs catches my ear immediately, as does the surprisingly sophisticated rhythm section. The bass rumbles but with understated finesse and the drums deliver both intricacy and an all-out double-pedal assault.
But within the same song, there are some great melodies to be heard, a catchy chorus and brief moments when the foot is taken off the pedal to allow something more subtle and nuanced to come through.
‘Dissecting The Soul’ reminds me of a cross between Circus Maximus and Tomorrow’s Eve. It is a moody composition that has a slightly greater progressive edge whilst the sophisticated chorus is sprawling, dreamy and utterly irresistible, topped off by some dextrous lead guitar work. And I love the dramatic and dark outro too.
The high quality continues as the album develops. For example, ‘Colours of Darkness’ plays around with light and shade to great effect, underlining the bands’ progressive leanings in the process. And then there’s ‘I Pray’ which is an ambitious composition that pulls together a number of different elements into a cohesive and compelling listening experience.
Then there’s my favourite track of them all, ‘A World Awakens’. It was the track that I heard first and immediately pulled me under its spell. It begins with a slow, atmospheric intro before opening up into a galloping verse aided by a commanding vocal performance. It takes a while to materialise but after a suspense-filled build-up, the chorus is absolutely enormous, begging to be sung along to with gusto. Everything about it is just about perfect, culminating in a hair-raising scream from Kennedy that segues into a quieter, more introspective passage before skipping towards its conclusion.
Like most good melodic-leaning metal bands, Damnations Day are not averse to a ballad either, giving us two on ‘A World Awakens’. The first, ‘Into Black’, is dominated by an acoustic guitar and sumptuous vocals initially but introduces well-placed orchestration to provide an elegant and grandiose conclusion. The second, ‘Diagnose’ is also the closing track, bringing the album to an end in style. Again, acoustic guitars figure in the opening stages alongside some deeper and more sombre vocals but are eventually placed by a wonderfully strong and emotive guitar riff that compliments and indeed enhances the melodic intent of the composition. However, the real strength of this last song is its relative simplicity, which allows the atmosphere and the tangible emotions to take centre stage.
To be honest, I can find very little to criticise about Damnations Day and their sophomore album ‘A World Awakens’. It has certainly caught my attention for all the right reasons and deserves to be heard by anyone who enjoys properly powerful melodic metal with a progressive edge.
Powerpoints: 8.75
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Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 25, 2017

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.
Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 25, 2017
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Glacier, Noceur, Cavurn, Twin Sibling at Alt Library, Bellingham, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 27 Jugs of Blood, Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mudslug at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
July 28 Hell's Belles at Ocean Shores Beach Resort & Casino, Ocean Shores, WA
July 28 Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin tribute) at Showbox, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 28 Sentient Divide at The Big Dipper, Spokane, WA
July 29 Zeke, Acid Teeth, Boxcutter PNW at The Shakedown, Seattle, WA
July 29 Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mind Beams at Parliament Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 29 Storm the Tower, Iron Nightingale at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 29 Carnotaurus, Resurgence, Alcohology, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Reserve, Spokane, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 2 Lungs, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Githyanki at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 3 September Mourning, What Though Wilt, Sysztem 7, Pelligrini Thursday at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 4 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Drug of Choice, Monsters among Gods at The Y Sports Bar, Spanaway, WA
August 5 Transcribing the Necronomicon, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year Of The Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Armed for Apocalypse, At Home from Hell, Devilation, Sausage Slapper at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 6 Triac, Doc, Transient, Disease at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 7 Hemlock, Jesus Wears Armani, TwasmonauT, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 7 Sausage Slapper, Pelligrini, Whythre at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 9 Barbarian, Peucharist, Kömmand, Ghostblood at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 9 Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties, The Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 10 Dismembering Mary, Breather, Vesuvian, Prey the Hunter, We Were Giants at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Breather, Primordial Atrocity, Dismembering Mary, Vevusian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 11 Toe Tag, Power Skeleton, Suburban Hell Kill, The Sharp Teeth at Victory Lounge, Seattle, WA
August 11 Tit Nun, Jugs of Blood, L80 at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 11 Morrow, You May Die in the Desert, Burning of I at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 12 Inter Arma, Atriarch, Addaura at Barboza, Seattle, WA
August 13 Hundred Suns, Deathbreaker at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Sentient Divide at Obscurus, Everett, WA
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 18 Sentient Divide at Mootsy's, Spokane, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 19 Thread the Sky, Ergo I Exist at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 19 Countless the Dead at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
August 20 DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Uncured at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 24 Diamond Head, Substratum, Skelator, Ape Machine, Salem Knights at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 25 Hell's Belles at Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill, Spanaway, WA
August 26 Ashen Pyre at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 26 Oxygen Destroyer, Religicide, Blood and Thunder, Religicide, Wuththphuk at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
August 28 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 30 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 5 Inquisition, Uada, Volahn, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 8 The Drip at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey, Killian Mahaffey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 Versus, Dead Crown, Follow the Lights, Down the Scope, Rucker, Vesuvian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 13 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescene, Rutah, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 15 Hell's Belles at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
September 16 Thrash or Be Thrased: American Overdose, Method 13, Chronological Injustice, Devilation, Chamber 6, Casualty of God, Massacre at the Opera, What Thou Wilt, Violent Hallucinations at Uncle Sam's America Bar and Grill, Spanaway, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle at Highline, Seattle, WA. Friday September 22nd. Witchtrap (Colombia), Witchaven (Los Angeles), Drawn And Quartered, Malleus (Boston), Xoth. Saturday September 23rd. Hirax (from Los Angeles), Plague Bearer (Ancient Seattle Death Cult reunion), Effluvia (recently refomred death Metal from Washington), Raptor (Portland, Oregon), Oxygen Destroyer
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Last Bastion, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 3 The Devils of Loudun at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 5 American Wrecking Company at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 10 Soulfly does Nailbomb performing "Point Blank"; Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 15 Warning, The Body, Worm Ouroboros at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 17 Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full of Hell, Artificial Brain, Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 24 Aura Noir, Mutilation Rites, Weregoat at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 25 Wolves in the Throne Room at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
October 28 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 28 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
October 29 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, Countless the Dead at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 7 Children of Bodom, Carach Angren, Lost Society, Uncured at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
November 7 Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, Gatecreeper at Neumos, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
December 29 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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read online the new Metal Bulletin zine issue: number 127

Friends,
At the first link below you can read the pdf version of Metal Bulletin number 127 featuring:
Sarcasm (Sweden)
Blood and Thunder (WA state, U.S.)
Indiscipline (Brazil)
Noctium (WA state, U.S.)
Doro (Germany)
Mandragora Malevola (Portugal)
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Monday, July 24, 2017

“Professional management with D.I.Y. Ethics” – Departed Offerings

Below is an announcement from Departed Offerings in the Pacific Northwest.
“Professional management with D.I.Y. Ethics” – Departed Offerings
I teased about this on Cvlt Nation but it has not gotten its proper send off into the Public…… Famine Fest has started its own management firm “Departed.Offerings” to further connect with the artist’s that inspire us the most. Together we hope to bring each other to a new level of success and professionalism locally and abroad. For booking information on Departed.Offerings artists please get in touch at Departed.Offering@FamineFest.com
Drawn And Quartered (Seattle)
Blood Freak (Portland)
Gloam (Santa Cruz)
Petrification (Portland)
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Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 24, 2017

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.
Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 24, 2017
July 25 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 25 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 25 Whythre, Tenrai, Hailshot at Victory Lounger, Seattle, WA
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Glacier, Noceur, Cavurn, Twin Sibling at Alt Library, Bellingham, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 27 Jugs of Blood, Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mudslug at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
July 28 Hell's Belles at Ocean Shores Beach Resort & Casino, Ocean Shores, WA
July 28 Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin tribute) at Showbox, Seattle, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 29 Zeke, Acid Teeth, Boxcutter PNW at The Shakedown, Seattle, WA
July 29 Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mind Beams at Parliament Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 29 Storm the Tower, Iron Nightingale at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 29 Carnotaurus, Resurgence, Alcohology, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Reserve, Spokane, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 2 Lungs, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Githyanki at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 3 September Mourning, What Though Wilt, Sysztem 7, Pelligrini Thursday at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 4 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Drug of Choice, Monsters among Gods at The Y Sports Bar, Spanaway, WA
August 5 Transcribing the Necronomicon, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year Of The Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Armed for Apocalypse, At Home from Hell, Devilation, Sausage Slapper at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 6 Triac, Doc, Transient, Disease at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 7 Hemlock, Jesus Wears Armani, TwasmonauT, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 9 Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties, The Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 10 Dismembering Mary, Breather, Vesuvian, Prey the Hunter, We Were Giants at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Breather, Primordial Atrocity, Dismembering Mary, Vevusian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 11 Toe Tag, Power Skeleton, Suburban Hell Kill, The Sharp Teeth at Victory Lounge, Seattle, WA
August 11 Tit Nun, Jugs of Blood, L80 at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 12 Inter Arma, Atriarch, Addaura at Barboza, Seattle, WA
August 13 Hundred Suns, Deathbreaker at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 20 DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Uncured at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 24 Diamond Head, Substratum, Skelator, Ape Machine, Salem Knights at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 25 Hell's Belles at Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill, Spanaway, WA
August 26 Ashen Pyre at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 26 Oxygen Destroyer, Religicide, Blood and Thunder, Religicide, Wuththphuk at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
August 28 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 30 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 5 Inquisition, Uada, Volahn, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 8 The Drip at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey, Killian Mahaffey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 Versus, Dead Crown, Follow the Lights, Down the Scope, Rucker, Vesuvian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 13 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescene, Rutah, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 15 Hell's Belles at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
September 16 Thrash or Be Thrased: American Overdose, Method 13, Chronological Injustice, Devilation, Chamber 6, Casualty of God, Massacre at the Opera, What Thou Wilt, Violent Hallucinations at Uncle Sam's America Bar and Grill, Spanaway, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle at Highline, Seattle, WA. Friday September 22nd. Witchtrap (Colombia), Witchaven (Los Angeles), Drawn And Quartered, Malleus (Boston), Xoth. Saturday September 23rd. Hirax (from Los Angeles), Plague Bearer (Ancient Seattle Death Cult reunion), Effluvia (recently refomred death Metal from Washington), Raptor (Portland, Oregon), Oxygen Destroyer
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Last Bastion, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 3 The Devils of Loudun at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 5 American Wrecking Company at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 10 Soulfly does Nailbomb performing "Point Blank"; Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 17 Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full of Hell, Artificial Brain, Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 24 Aura Noir, Mutilation Rites, Weregoat at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 25 Wolves in the Throne Room at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
October 28 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 28 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
October 29 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 7 Children of Bodom, Carach Angren, Lost Society, Uncured at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
November 7 Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, Gatecreeper at Neumos, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
December 29 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces US Tour With Power Trip And Gatecreeper; Band Completes Work On Upcoming Full-Length Due Out This Fall

OFFICIAL: This November, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a US tour in support of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length, due out this fall. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:
11/03/2017 Mavericks - Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn - Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak - Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival - Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos - Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit - Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale - Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 - New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA - Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Throne Theater - Wilmington, NC
12/03/2017 Pete's - Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
CANNIBAL CORPSE released their thirteenth studio album, A Skeletal Domain, in 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart making it the highest charting record of their storied career. The band's forthcoming full-length was recorded at Mana Recording Studios with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal). Additional information to be revealed in the coming weeks. Stand by.
facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

Sunday, July 23, 2017

interview: Assassin's Blade

Assassin's Blade issued Agents of Mystification in 2016 on Pure Steel Records from Germany. The album was the band’s first, but was it no novice effort at all. The work illustrates a certain class of skill and a particular love for the art of traditional heavy metal. As it turns out, there are some very specific reasons why the band sounds so experienced. They are veteran musicians, with lots of years under their belt making music in other bands, including cult Canadian act Exciter, and Swedish groups Devil Lee Rot and Void Moon. After listening to the album recently, the question arose: What is next on the agenda for Assassin's Blade? Another important matter is that supporters of traditional, cult forms of heavy metal should really consider Assassin's Blade if they have not taken a look at them yet. The band’s bassist Peter Svensson answered the questions.
Hello, this is Metal Bulletin. We wanted to get an update on the band’s activities. Pure Steel Records released your album Agents of Mystification in 2016. What are your plans for the summer of 2017 and the rest of 2017?
Hello and thanks for this interview! Two weeks ago we played our debut show at Metal Magic Festival. It was a great experience and we got a really good response! For the rest of the year we will be working on our second album. All the songs are written and we are in pre-production right now, arranging the songs and planning cover art, etc.
Can you confirm for us who the members of the band now are? For instance, on Metal Archives I see that there is a picture of three musicians. Is that correct?
Assassin's Blade 2017 is:
Jacques Bélanger - vocals
David Stranderud - guitars
Bruno Buneck - guitars
Peter Svensson - bass
Marcus Rosenkvist - drums
At the moment of the photo shoot, Marcus was not available and Bruno wasn't in the band.
In your opinion, how have things gone for the band since your debut album came out? Was it as positive or negative as you expected?
I think we got a lot of positive feedback and I am quite pleased with that. It is very difficult to be original in metal music today. But that is not our aim either, we want to write good songs that we enjoy playing and listening to. With that being said we really try to not sound exactly like anybody else, but of course you can still hear our influences from the classic bands.
You live in Sweden, right? We in the U.S. often hear how Sweden is big for metal music. What has been your experience? Is that true? What about trends? Are the gigs for local bands good?
There are a lot of great bands from Sweden. But the scene is not really big here, it is very difficult to get gigs and it is more of a competition between bands than any sort of brotherhood. Sweden is big on trends as well, during the 90s you couldn't find anybody listening to Maiden or Priest. A couple of years ago the trend of glam bands appeared and ruled the metal scene for a year or two before it disappeared.
Do you have information for us about new music? How does a small band deal with the finances of recording and making an album?
We are in pre-production of our second album at the moment, hopefully that will be out mid/late 2018. Since there is very little money involved in our releases we have to pay for most things ourselves, like most other bands. We are recording the bulk of the material in my studio. I have built a studio in my basement and we have used that for several recordings. For gigs we get some money, but considering that we need to fly Jacques from Canada and the rest of us travel from Sweden there is not too much left. But we do it for the love of music and not money. ;)
Do you have any other news for us to publish?!
More music is coming from Assassin's Blade soon! Be on the lookout for a promo track in a couple of months! Also we hope to put together a small European tour next year! See you there!
Thanks for the interview and thanks for your support! We really appreciate it!
facebook.com/assassinsblademetal
puresteel-records.com/bands/view/396/Assassin_s_Blade

NERVECELL New Song PROXY WAR

OFFICIAL: Middle East extreme metal pioneers Nervecell have set “Past, Present…Torture” as the title of their new album, due for release this summer via Lifeforce Records. Nervecell’s forthcoming effort will mark the band’s third full-length studio release since the follow-up to 2011’s “Psychogenocide”, which was also mixed & mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) in Poland. The album cover artwork was created by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Origin, Whitechapel) and can be seen below.
Commented the band: “Past, Present…Torture” is an album we’ve been working on for roughly the last 4 years. The album consists of 13 new tracks that promise to be the most extreme and versatile Nervecell record to date, have no doubt about it! The title speaks for itself, focusing on the state of the world and where we are all headed as a civilization. We can’t wait for you all to have a taste of what’s in store, don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Biography: Formed in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, U.A.E. and having supported legendary metal bands such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide and Suffocation – Nervecell have become the most prominent band to arise from the Middle East and truly are the torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal. Delivering a unique blend of Middle Eastern death / thrash metal, and maintaining a reputation for highly energetic live performances, got the folks at Metal Hammer Magazine to include Nervecell as one of the "DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH" – listing the band as one of the "50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution" in 2011.
Nervecell independently released their first E.P. entitled "Human Chaos" in 2004. With the release of the E.P. the band opened for international metal bands Sepultura and Machine Head in Dubai at the Desert Rock Festival in 2005. The band later headlined a tour in Australia in 2007 and even performed at Metal Camp Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia that same year to promote the E.P. It was only until 2009 however, when the band released their debut album "Preaching Venom" under German label Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East). The band members decided to focus on touring for the entire year to promote the album and set out to establish their new European fan base for the first time. Soon after booking and completing their own European club tour in early 2009, Nervecell immediately set out on an impressive 2009 European festival tour which included performances at a number of well renowned European festivals such as Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Way of Darkness, Metal GDL and many others, clearly marking Nervecell as the first Middle Eastern based band to ever play at such high scale European festivals. In early 2010 Nervecell hit the road supporting New York death metal legends Suffocation for an entire month on the "Legacy of blood European / UK Tour". With another successful tour under their belt the band continued touring extensively for the rest of the year around Asia and the Middle East next– this saw the band open for acts such as Deicide, As I Lay Dying, and Decapitated.
In May 2011 Nervecell released their highly anticipated new album entitled "Psychogenocide", intertwining the raw brutality of old school death metal with modern thrash metal elements of no-holds barred aggression and speed. "Psychogenocide" featured Karl Sanders (Nile) as a guest vocalist on the track "Shunq" – this made it the first ever extreme metal track to included both English and Arabic lyrics. The success of "Psychogenocide" also gained Nervecell an award for being the "All Time Best Selling Metal Act" in the Middle East and North Africa region. The band received a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January 2012 to certify this huge accomplishment. "Psychogenocide" was also sited as one of the "Top 10 Death metal Albums of 2011" by many webzines, magazines and critics around the world. With the ongoing success surrounding "Psychogenocide", the band had carried on touring consistently, taking their brand of Middle Eastern death / thrash metal to all the corners of the world, headlining shows in countries as far as India, Philippines, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E among many others as well as playing the main stages of such great European festivals such as Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault and Rock IM Betonwerk in the summer of 2011.
In October 2011, Nervecell were selected to open for Metallica in front of 30,000 people at the Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi as part of the "World Magnetic Tour". Shortly after the band had gone on the road for an entire month with Tampa, Florida Death Metal icons Morbid Angel, supporting them on the European leg of the "Illud Divinum Insanus Tour" in November / December 2011, marking the end of what was an incredible year of achievements for the band. The legacy of Nervecell in 2012 certainly looks promising, having already confirmed a headlining tour of the Middle East slated for the summer, followed by an Asian tour supporting Polish heavyweights Decapitated in the fall. With the future looking bright ahead and the undeniable perseverance within the band, Nervecell only continue to pursue forward, proving to the masses that heavy metal is indeed alive and well in the Middle East.
NERVECELL: Proxy War (Official Audio Stream)
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

EYEHATEGOD Announces Left To Starve Summer Tour With Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, And More On Select Dates; Take As Needed For Pain Full-Length Appears On Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time List

OFFICIAL: EYEHATEGOD will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour next month. The Left To Starve summer takeover will commence on August 1st, run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates! The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams' lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December.
Comments IX Williams, "This band, for better or worse, has endured a mind-numbing and brain-expanding thirty years of making some of the most criminally riff filled and abhorrent sounds ever heard on the planet earth. No middle ground; EYEHATEGOD is either wonderfully loved or instinctively hated. Predicting the future accidentally and preaching the end time message, see the band LIVE now before something else bad happens..."
EYEHATEGOD - Left To Starve Summer Tour:
8/01/2017 Boozers - Corpus Christi, TX
8/02/2017 Lowbrow - El Paso, TX
8/03/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/04/2017 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/05/2017 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/06/2017 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/07/2017 Elbow Room - San Francisco, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/08/2017 Dante's - Portland, OR w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/09/2017 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/11/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO w/ Primitive Man
8/12/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Primitive Man
8/13/2017 Korova - San Antonio, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/14/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/15/2017 89th Street - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Negative Approach
8/16/2017 The Gig - Beaumont, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/18/2017 South Port - New Orleans, LA w/ Negative Approach
8/19/2017 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Antiseen, Negative Approach
8/20/2017 The Muse - Wilmington, NC w/ Negative Approach
8/21/2017 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Negative Approach
8/22/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA w/ Negative Approach
8/24/2017 Middle East - Boston, MA w/ Cro-Mags
8/25/2017 Montage - Rochester, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/26/2017 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD w/ Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer
8/27/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/28/2017 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA w/ Cro-Mags
8/30/2017 Mexicali - Teaneck, NJ w/ Cro-Mags
8/31/2017 Outpost - Kent, OH w/ Cro-Mags
9/01/2017 Spirit Hall - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cro-Mags
9/02/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/03/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/04/2017 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN w/ Cro-Mags
9/05/2017 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/06/2017 Club El - Detroit, MI w/ Cro-Mags
9/08/2017 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/09/2017 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/10/2017 Golden Pony - Harrionsburg, VA w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/11/2017 Ziggys - Chattanooga, TN w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/12/2017 Sidetracks - Huntsville, AL w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/13/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL w/ Mountain Of Wizard
EYEHATEGOD continues to deafen the masses in support of their self-titled LP which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records, breaking the band's decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release of the band's storied history. Consequence Of Sound called the record, "...their most entertaining release since 1996's Dopesick... urgent and raw, as if the band hasn't aged a day," Pitchfork gushed, "they've come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That EyeHateGod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary." Added Metal Injection, "in terms of consistency and sheer 'fuck yeah!'-ness. this is right up there in that first tier of must have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it."
In related news, EYEHATEGOD's Take As Needed For Pain full-length (1993) recently earned the #92 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time list, the esteemed publication noting, "Standouts, such as 'Blank' and the title track hammer the listener with turbulent riffs before downshifting into heaving swing rhythms that drive home the band's fluency in the funkier aspects of NOLA's musical culture. 'Sister Fucker (Pt. 1),' meanwhile, marries vile imagery with hip-shaking boogie rock. The band found the perfect foil in engineer Robinson Mills, whose warm, no-frills tones complemented Williams' acrid screech, the menacing swells of feedback on tracks like "30$ Bag" and unsettling police-scanner-inspired noise piece 'Disturbance.' While bands such as Crowbar and the Southern supergroup Down (which features EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower behind the drums) would also serve as able ambassadors for New Orleans metal, none of them would capture the city's seedy rebel spirit quite as effectively as EYEHATEGOD did here."
The band will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary next year. Stay tuned for special releases to be announced in the future.
facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod

Friday, July 21, 2017

right now, Friday night, Excuse All the Blood metal music show

Listen to the live broadcast right now, Friday night:
radiofreeamerica.com/station/kaos
Excuse All the Blood is a metal music show from the state of Washington, U.S. The show features black metal, heavy metal, death metal and other metal genres, too. The show is on Friday nights, but it is also available any time here: www.radiofreeamerica.com/dj/seamus-o-reilly
Friday night, 10pm to 1am Pacific Time (Seattle), listen to Excuse All the Blood metal music, out of Olympia, Washington state, U.S.
www.kaosradio.org
www.twitter.com/EATBRadio?lang=en

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 16, 2017

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.
Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 16, 2017
July 16 Starkill, After the Fallout, Blood and Thunder, Aphelion, The Skyemonkey at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Eagles, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Wounded Giant, Sir Mark the Poet, Toecutter at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Unsane, Fashion Week at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 18 Wounded Giant at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
July 18 Siren's Rain, Merchant Mariner, Strange Camera at Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
July 19 Parasitic Ejaculation, Angel Splitter, Visceral Embodiment at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 20 Terror Universal, Hades Machine, Toxic Zombie, Ghosts in the Graveyard at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 20 Chapel of Ghouls Metal DJs at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 21 Rhine, Black Bone Exorcism at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
Jul 21 Terror Universal at The Pin, Spokane, WA
Jul 21 The Munsens, Bruja at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 22 Rhine, Rat King, Black Bone Exorcism, Great Falls at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand, Kihalas, Ashen Pyre at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 22 Zero Down, The Plot Sickens at Zippy's Giant Burgers at White Center Jubilee Days, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Invidia, Gabriel and The Apocalypse, Prey the Hunter at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 24 Monsters among Gods, Storm the Tower, Bad Magnet at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 25 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 25 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Glacier, Noceur, Cavurn, Twin Sibling at Alt Library, Bellingham, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Hell's Belles at Ocean Shores Beach Resort & Casino, Ocean Shores, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 29 Zeke, Acid Teeth, Boxcutter PNW at The Shakedown, Seattle, WA
July 29 Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mind Beams at Parliament Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 29 Storm the Tower, Weaponlord, Iron Nightingale at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 29 Carnotaurus, Resurgence, Alcohology, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Reserve, Spokane, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 2 Lungs, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Githyanki at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 3 September Mourning, What Though Wilt, Sysztem 7, Pelligrini Thursday at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 4 Vultures above Us, Dismembering Mary, Drug of Choice, Monsters among Gods at The Y Sports Bar, Spanaway, WA
August 5 Transcribing the Necronomicon, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year Of The Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 6 Triac, Doc, Transient, Disease at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 7 Hemlock, Jesus Wears Armani, TwasmonauT, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 9 Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties, The Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 11 Toe Tag, Power Skeleton, Suburban Hell Kill, The Sharp Teeth at Victory Lounge, Seattle, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 12 Inter Arma, Atriarch, Addaura at Barboza, Seattle, WA
August 13 Hundred Suns, Deathbreaker at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 24 Diamond Head, Substratum, Skelator, Ape Machine, Salem Knights at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 25 Hell's Belles at Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill, Spanaway, WA
August 26 Ashen Pyre at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 26 Oxygen Destroyer, Religicide, Blood and Thunder, Religicide, Wuththphuk at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
August 28 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 30 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 5 Inquisition, Uada, Volahn, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 8 The Drip at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey, Killian Mahaffey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 Versus, Dead Crown, Follow the Lights, Down the Scope, Rucker, Vesuvian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 13 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescene, Rutah, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 15 Hell's Belles at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Last Bastion, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 3 The Devils of Loudun at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 5 American Wrecking Company at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 10 Soulfly does Nailbomb performing "Point Blank"; Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 17 Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full of Hell, Artificial Brain, Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 24 Aura Noir, Mutilation Rites, Weregoat at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 28 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 29 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 7 Children of Bodom, Carach Angren, Lost Society, Uncured at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
December 29 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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read/download online now Metal Bulletin Zine number 126

Friends,
The latest issue of Metal Bulletin is number 126. Read it and/or download it at the first link below. Metal Bulletin 126 features:
Death of Kings (U.S.)
Walpyrgus (U.S.)
Iced Earth (U.S.)
Cloven Hoof (U.K./U.S.)
Custard (Germany)
Sacrament ov Impurity (WA state, U.S.)
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sausage Slapper

Washington state's Sausage Slapper is going to Bremerton and now everybody wants to rock and roll. With a name like Sausage Slapper, somebody's bound to have a good time.
Announcement: Sausage Slapper in Bremerton!?!? That's right, Sausage Slapper is traveling across the sound to melt some faces. Come out to The Charleston in Bremerton Saturday July 15th, take the ferry or drive across, this will be a show you won't want to miss! It's a night full of metal with Dead Nexus, Primary Pulse, Trojan Swamp Monster, and Aseitas. It's a $6 cover and this is an all ages show with a bar for the grown ups, so no excuses, get the family and have a killer Saturday full of metal.
facebook.com/SausageSlappers/

Noctium

Noctium is a new band from the state of Washington, in the Pacific Northwest. The band is based out of Marysville, which is to the north of Seattle. They have been active as a band for over a year now and it is comprised of screamer Shawn Thompson (22), guitarist Phil Stockard (27), and brothers bassist Greg Blak (26) and Alan Ries (21) on drums, formerly of the Arlington band As Kingdoms Divide. Everett, Tacoma, Bellingham, Spokane and Seattle are the band's base of operations at the moment. Of course, they want to play more shows in the state of Washington and it's only a matter of time before more locations are added to the list, including in the neighboring state of Oregon.
They do not have much music published yet, but that will soon change with the debut EP that they are working on. At the second link below you can a hear one song called "Scum." The song appears to be groove/extreme metal, and we'll have to see what happens when more music comes in. Actually, this week the band has a show at the Backyard Festival at Louie G's in Fife on July 14th & 15th. The band will be co-headlining one of the stages Friday night with Massacre at the Opera, a band from Washington state.
facebook.com/NoctiumBand/
reverbnation.com/noctium

Seattle's metal mavericks "thrash/death/black metal prog" RHINE two shows coming up

Announcement: We're hitting the road next week for back-to-back shows with our brothers in Rat King and Black Bone Exorcism! Join us at McCoy's Booking in Olympia July 21 and Substation July 22. Prepare to be crushed!
rhine.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/rhinemetal/

Seattle's "deathcrustgrindpunkmetal" WILT coming to Europe

Announcement: Europe friends! We have shows that fell through that need some last-minute help if possible. Please let me know if you or friends can organize last minute shows for us in these places:
July 18: Anything in Strasbourg or Stutgart area
July 24th: Anything in North Italy
July 25th: Treviso, Italy (or anything nearby)
July 30th: Slovenia
August 1: Bratislava
August 3: Czech Republic
August 7: Poland / Need Help (even Liberec / Czceh is also OK
August 9: Poland Lodz or Poznan
wilt.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/WILTSEATTLE/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

interview: Blood and Thunder

This summer of 2017 the melodic extreme metal band Blood and Thunder has been jumping into the live action circuit in western Washington. This Friday, July 14th they will perform in Everett at Anchor Pub. The flyer for the show gives the following bill: For the Likes of You, Odyssian, Groundfeeder, Dead Lakes and Blood and Thunder. This publication sent questions to the band, and Ryan Yancey, who takes care of the drums and lead growls, answered them.
Please tell us about your band. Was it on hiatus for a few years? Did it recently become active again?
We started out in 2009 with a core of musicians we released two full-length albums and two demos and opened for a ton of national bills in Seattle while completing two West Coast tours. But like a lot of bands we had many minor line-up changes over the years. In 2015 all of the band basically was ready to go their separate ways which kind left me to rebuild the whole line up myself till one of our previous bass players Nick joined in to help me which took us about two years till we completed that new line-up and started playing shows in October 2016.
For those readers that do not know anything about the town of Arlington, WA, can you tell us what it’s like having a metal band there?
I grew up and still live and practice in rural Arlington, but the thing is we had the biggest school band in the state next to Marysville. There were tons of locals band around the area, and I would set up house shows, rent out grange halls, and Masonic temples between Mount Vernon and Marysville. I would describe where Blood And Thunder is located as Snohomish County to locals, and Seattle to people outside of Washington because of the volume of shows we played across greater Northwest.
Who are the current members?
Ryan Yancey- drums/lead vocals (2009)
Cam Sheil-guitar (2015)
Hazard Kirk-guitar (2015)
Nick Hughes-bass (2009-12)(2015)
Damian Boger-keyboards (2017)
Do you have any new music?
Right now about 75% of our set is older material, however live we have been playing new songs we wrote with Cam, Hazard and myself. Damian is the newest guy so we haven't pulled from all his input yet, but he has great potential to add to us musically (not that he isn't already with his crazy stage antics.) We are still learning old material and working on new stuff to hopefully go record in the fall or winter.
When I saw the band live I felt like Blood and Thunder plays symphonic extreme metal in general. Was it different back when the band began? Did you always have a keyboard player? I saw that you keyboard player has a keytar and now he roams the stage and bangs his head all over the place.
I wouldn't say that's a wrong description, but I would say our genre is melodic death metal similar to artists such as Children of Bodom, Mors Principium Est and Norther on the melodeath end; Kalmah and Wintersun for our folk metal aspects. The Black Dahlia Murder was a big influence for our American metal sound. I can say that from the beginning that those were the sounds we were shooting for and we continue to produce today. Keyboard was integral to our sound from the beginning and a trademark of the Scandinavian sound we are influenced by. But the keytar is a new dynamic that Damian has cooked up changing our stage presences from our old line up.
Your drummer also does lead vocals. How many years of practice did you have before you could do that?
So when we started it wasn't my intention to do lead vocals, we simply couldn't find a singer that could sing in time or the style we were aiming for. My experience from my previous band was just doing token backup lines on the kit, so I wasn't completely new to singing and drumming. We put out our first demo out within a few months of existing so I ended up taking the job, it just didn't seem too difficult for me to do, honestly. It was like adding another drum beat with my voice and I found a love for doing it which is why we never ended up changing that dynamic.
Do you plan to play more shows in the area?
The first half of 2017 is over, what's next for Blood and Thunder in the second half of 2017? Absolutely we have a lot of fresh members in the band so we love to go out and grind shows and get ourselves out there for love of participating in the local scene, while meeting new bands and people. Plus, it's a great chance to test the waters with new songs.
Right now we got
July 14th at The Anchor, Everett
July 16th w/ Starkill at El Corazón, Seattle
August 26th at Black Zia Cantina, Burien
And in September we got plans to tour a bit with L.A. and Tijuana booked already at the end of the month.
What is your plan to conquer the world with your metal music?
We got some really great ideas on ice we plan on unleashing in the next year or so along with new recordings, videos, and tours.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

NEWS: Inquisition announces "Bloodshed for the Zenith" U.S. Tour 2017

Black metallers Inquisition have announced dates for the U.S. tour. See the official information below. The band is touring in support of the critically-acclaimed 2016 album Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith, which you can hear in its entirety at the second link below.
9/01 Los Angeles, CA - Union
9/02 San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
9/03 Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
9/04 Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
9/05 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
9/07 Denver, CO - Roxy Theater
9/08 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
9/09 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
9/10 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
9/12 Lakewood, OH - The Foundry
9/13 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
9/14 Providence, RI - Alchemy
9/15 Washington, DC - The Pinch
9/16 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
9/17 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
9/18 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
9/20 Houston, TX - Arcadia
9/22 Austin, TX - Barracuda
9/23 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective
9/25 Las Vegas, NV - Adrenaline
9/26 Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Biography: The band Inquisition was formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia by Dagon. The band started as a thrash metal act, and in 1994 evolved into raw black metal.
In 1996, Dagon left Colombia and moved back to the United States to continue Inquisition and search for a new drummer. That same year Dagon met Incubus, who joined the band on drums and the creation of their debut full length album began. This line-up has remained stable for more than fifteen years and is now seen as the classic Inquisition line-up.
INQUISITION style of black metal involves slow, deep and dark riffing combined with sudden tempo changes to faster sections based around blast beats and high-speed riffing; at times adding melodic solos. The classic Inquisition sound incorporates a combination of early era thrash metal-influenced riffing with darker and more chaotic black metal, primarily involving fast, tremolo picked minor-key guitar riffs, thus creating the trademark "Inquisition sound".
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Seattle and Washington concert calendar, updated July 10, 2017

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.
July 11 Numenorean, Wormwitch, Un, Blame the Wizards, Ireshrine at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 11 The Munsens, Slut Penguin, PissWand at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 11 Voltumna, Xoth, Noceur, GraveWitch at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 11 Bermuda, Armed for Apocalypse, Filth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 12 Of Feather and Bone (CO), A God or An Other, Crooked Christ, others at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
July 13 Acid Feast, Cartilage, Succumb at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 14 The Iron Maidens at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
July 14 Dead Lakes, Blood And Thunder, Groundfeeder, For the Likes of You, Odyssian, Arisen From Nothing at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
July 14 Mercy Ties, Bädr Vogu (CA), Askevault, Rile at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
July 14 and 15 Backyard Festival at Louie G's, Fife, WA: Sin Circus, Stoic FB, Violet Hallucinations, Jericho Hill, Siren's Rain, Toarn, When it Rains, Better Half Now, Medussas Maidens; Massacre at the Opera, Noctium, Heart Avail, Locomotive, Prelude to a Pistol, Pagan County Rebels, Silent Theory, Strawberry Rocket, The Sinbound; Jesus Wears Armani, After the Fallout, Anthrocene, Mandamus, Children of Atom, Catalyst, Emanon, Eyes of Luna, The War Within, Bella Anima; Chamber 6, Method 13, Out the Hate, Sporicyde, Ironwood, Thunderknife, Voodoo Death Gun, Vesuvian, Post Rapture Party
July 15 Xoth, Krystos, Weaponlord at Lucky Liquor, Seattle, WA
July 15 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Charlie’s Bar & Grill, Olympia, WA
July 15 Wounded Giant, Dangg, The Devils of Loudun at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 15 Whythre, Ashen Pyre, Born Without Blood, Noceur, Speak in Tongues at Obscurus, Everett, WA
July 15 Cartilage, Succumb, Methczar at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 16 Starkill, After the Fallout, Blood and Thunder, Aphelion, The Skyemonkey at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 16 Hell's Belles (AC/DC tribute) at The Eagles, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Wounded Giant, Sir Mark the Poet, Toecutter at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
July 16 Unsane, Fashion Week at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 18 Wounded Giant at Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA
July 18 Siren's Rain, Merchant Mariner, Strange Camera at Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
July 19 Parasitic Ejaculation, Angel Splitter, Visceral Embodiment at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 20 Terror Universal, Hades Machine, Toxic Zombie, Ghosts in the Graveyard at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 20 Chapel of Ghouls Metal DJs at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 21 Rhine, Black Bone Exorcism at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
Jul 21 Terror Universal at The Pin, Spokane, WA
Jul 21 The Munsens, Bruja at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 22 Rhine, Rat King, Black Bone Exorcism, Great Falls at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 22 One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand, Kihalas, Ashen Pyre at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 22 Zero Down, The Plot Sickens at Zippy's Giant Burgers at White Center Jubilee Days, WA
July 23 Wednesday 13, Invidia, Gabriel and The Apocalypse, Prey the Hunter at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 24 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
July 25 The Sword, Big Jesus at Neumos, Seattle, WA
July 25 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 26 Undergang, Necrot, Hissing, Fetid at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 27 Crimson Guardian, The Randy Savages, Reverent Circle, Eroder at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Hell's Belles at Ocean Shores Beach Resort & Casino, Ocean Shores, WA
July 28 Edge of Paradise, American Wrecking Company at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Jesus Wears Armani, Whythre, Mandamus at Obsidian, Olympia, WA
July 29 Zeke, Acid Teeth, Boxcutter PNW at The Shakedown, Seattle, WA
July 29 Power Skeleton, Himiko Cloud, Mind Beams at Parliament Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 29 Storm the Tower, Weaponlord, Iron Nightingale at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
July 29 Carnotaurus, Resurgence, Alcohology, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Reserve, Spokane, WA
July 30 Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Spike and the Impalers at The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA
August 2 Wounded Giant at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 2 Lungs, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Githyanki at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 3 Wounded Giant at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
August 3 September Mourning, What Though Wilt, Sysztem 7, Pelligrini Thursday at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 5 Transcribing the Necronomicon, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at McCoys Tavern, Olympia, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year Of The Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 5 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Capps Club, Kenmore, WA
August 5 Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra, Swampheavy, Toecutter at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 6 Triac, Doc, Transient, Disease at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 7 Hemlock, Jesus Wears Armani, TwasmonauT, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 9 Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira at Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
August 9 Eyehategod, Capitalist Casualties, The Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 10 Gojira, Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 11 Toe Tag, Power Skeleton, Suburban Hell Kill, The Sharp Teeth at Victory Lounge, Seattle, WA
August 12 Phantom Fears (Rush tribute), Odds & Sods at Tony V's, Everett, WA
August 12 Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth at WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 12 Inter Arma, Atriarch, Addaura at Barboza, Seattle, WA
August 13-18 in Seattle: Guitar Workshop Plus with: Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmet, others
August 17 Summer Slaughter 2017: Headbang for the Highway, Lorna Shore, Betraying the Martyr, Rings of Saturn, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Oceano, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
August 19 Voodoo Death Gun, Convergence, Fifteen Stitches, The Bare Minimum at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
August 19 Thou Shall Kill, The Morning After, Dilapidation, Urdr, Religicide at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 24 Diamond Head, Substratum, Skelator, Ape Machine, Salem Knights at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 25 Hell's Belles at Uncle Sam's Bar & Grill, Spanaway, WA
August 26 Ashen Pyre at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
August 26 Oxygen Destroyer, Religicide, Blood and Thunder, Religicide, Wuththphuk at Black Zia Cantina, Burien, WA
August 28 Metal Mondays at Substation, Seattle, WA
August 30 Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti at The Pin, Spokane, WA
August 31 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 1 Queensryche at Walla Walla Frontier Days, Walla Walla, WA
September 3 Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismembering Mary, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 5 Inquisition at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 8 The Drip at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 Blaze Bailey, Killian Mahaffey at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
September 9 Versus, Dead Crown, Follow the Lights, Down the Scope, Rucker, Vesuvian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 9 TitanFest 2017: Motograter, Chronological Injustice, The National Guard - Music, Invasive, Bleed The Stone, Syztem7, Jesus Wears Armani, Vial 8, Heart Avail, Salem Knights, Hammerz Down, Voodoo Death Gun at Louie G's Pizza, Fife, WA
September 11 Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
September 13 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescene, Rutah, Dysfunktynal Kaos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 14 Venom, Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convelesence, Noctium at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 15 Hell's Belles at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
September 18 Orphaned Land, Pain, Voodoo Kungfu, Wythre at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
September 22-23 Famine Fest Seattle: Witchtrap, others at Highline, Seattle, WA
September 25 The Casualties at The Pin, Spokane, WA
September 29 Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Last Bastion, ReEvolution at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 30 Scorpions, Megadeth at Tacoma Doma, Tacoma, WA
October 2 Bat, Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 3 The Devils of Loudun at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 4 Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 5 American Wrecking Company at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 10 Soulfly does Nailbomb performing "Point Blank"; Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 17 Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full of Hell, Artificial Brain, Transcribing The Necronomicon, Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
October 24 Aura Noir, Mutilation Rites, Weregoat at Highline, Seattle, WA
October 28 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at The Pin, Spokane, WA
October 29 Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum, Aethereus at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 4 Narcotic Wasteland, Dreaming Dead, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
November 17 Washington Deathfest at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA: The Charleston (Monsters Brawl Main Stage) 6pm: Embryonic Devourment, Violent Hallucinations, Progenitor, Whythre, Ghostblood, Nihilist Nation, Ashen Pyre, Oxygen Destroyer. High Fidelity lounge (The Chaos stage 2) 4pm: Monsters Among Gods, Abiosis, Inside Defiance, Prey The Hunter, Noceur
November 18 Boycott the Baptist at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
December 2 Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, Crud Guns, Misuse of Power, Kömmand at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
December 4 Ghost Ship Octavius, American Wrecking Company, Avoid the Void, Omnisight at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
December 22 Black Bone Exorcism, Thou Shall Kill, others at Substation, Seattle, WA
December 29 Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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