Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Bad Wolves, Etc.) Perform In Napa, CA

On Friday night (May 27), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), performed at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage from the show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Add Second North American Leg To “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added another North American leg to their “Bay Strikes Back Tour.” You can find the new dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
09/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/12 Wichita, KS -Cotillion
09/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman
09/15 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/16 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/22 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
09/23 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
09/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/27 Albany, NY – Empire Live
09/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/30 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
10/01 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/12 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/14 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/15 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic

Several members of the bands commented:

Testament’s Chuck Billy:

“We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold out shows for die hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling!”

Testament’s Eric Peterson:

“We’re so excited to do a second leg of Bay Strikes Back Tour into Canada- Its been a ling time coming and now things are starting to gel with Dave. We will be adding some newer songs and some older ones too into the set METAL!”

Exodus’ Gary Holt:

“This tour has been so raging, so crushing, what do we do to follow it up? We do it again! Exodus will be joining Testament and Death Angel for another round of The Bay Strikes Back Tour in the US! Hitting some major markets and also Canada! More Brutality on tap for all, come join the violence!”

Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda:

“I can’t begin to tell all of you how excited Death Angel is that this AMAZING tour has been extended with a second leg of North American dates! Night after night all three bands see how amazing the crowd reactions have been and we as band members are also so appreciative that we’re back doing what we love doing most of all! Playing music and exchanging energy with the most passionate fans of all! Thrash Metal Fans! The Bay Strike Back Tour is extending it’s endless reach! See you on the road!!”

Sepultura Announce More European Shows

Sepultura have added more dates to their European/UK tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/10 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/12 Buckley, UK – The Tivoli (feat. Raging Speedhorn & Cage Fight)
06/14 Hull, UK – Tower Hall (feat. Raging Speedhorn & Cage Fight)
06/15 Norwich, UK – Waterfront (feat. Raging Speedhorn & Cage Fight)
06/17 Dusseldorf, GER – D-Town Distortion Open Air
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Hannover, GER – Capitol (feat. Terror & Dust Bolt)
06/22 Nummijarvi, FIN – Nummirock
06/23 Ukmerge, LIT – Kilkim Zaibu
06/24 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/29 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/02 Colombier-saugnieu, FRA – Plane’r Fest
07/05 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville (feat. Dust Bolt)
07/06 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz Open Air
07/07 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock
07/08 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse (feat. Death Angel & Dust Bolt)
07/09 Collalbo, ITA – Rock im Ring
07/10 Novi Sad, SER – Exit Festival
07/14 Leobem AUT – Area 53
07/15 Augsburg, GER – Sommer am Kiez
07/18 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch (feat. Dust Bolt)
07/19 Jena, GER – F-Haus (feat. Dust Bolt)
07/23 Kallithea, GRE – Release Athens

With Sacred Reich & Crowbar:

10/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/21 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/22 Zlin, CZE – Hala Datart
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – A2
10/25 Vienna, AUT – Arena
10/26 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/27 Munich, GER – backstage
10/28 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/29 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/30 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
11/01 Glasgow, UK – QMU
11/02 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
11/03 Dublin, IRE – Academy
11/04 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
11/05 London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/06 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/08 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/09 Madrid, SPA – But
11/10 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/11 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
11/12 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
11/14 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/15 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/16 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
11/17 Berlin, GER – Astra
11/19 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/20 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
11/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Napa, CA Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), will be performing at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA on May 27. The performance will serve as one of the “BottleRock Afterdark” concerts scheduled around this year’s BottleRock Festival. That event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on May 27-29 and it will feature: Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Greta Van Fleet, and more.

Testament Announce Summer European Tour

Testament have announced a summer European tour. Exodus, Sepultura, Heathen, and Death Angel will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/09 Ballenstedt, GER – Rock Harz Festival
07/10 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock
07/11 Krakow, POL – Studio (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
07/12 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery (feat. Sepultura, Exodus, Death Angel & Heathen)
07/14 Neukirchen-Vluyn, GER – Dong Open Air
07/16 Leoben, AUT – Area 53 Festival
07/17 Cremona, ITA – Luppolo in Rock
07/19 Rome, ITA – Rock In Roma (feat. Exodus, Death Angel & Heathen)
07/21 Fritzlar, GER – Rock am Stuck
07/23 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Sibiu, ROM – Art Mania
07/26 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
07/29 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metalfest
07/30 Burgos, SPA – Anden 56 (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
07/31 Pamplona, SPA – Totem (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/03 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15 (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/04 Villena, SPA – Leyendas del Rock
08/05 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/09 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/12 Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/13 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/14 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/16 Innsbruck, GER – Music Hall (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/19 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/20 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metalfest
08/21 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor

Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Perform In San Francisco, CA

Last night (December 17), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), played a special show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Fan-filmed footage from the show, which also featured Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), can be found below:

Death Angel Premiere “Absence Of Light” Live Video

Death Angel have premiered a new live video for their song “Absence Of Light.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “The Bastard Tracks,” which was released today (November 26). That effort was recorded at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA on May 22. Mark Osegueda commented:

“‘Absence Of Light‘ is a song that I have been championing since the album that it is on called ‘Relentless Retribution‘ was released in 2010. It’s an extremely dark song lyrically that sits on top of this thunderous and driving riff and beat. It is not a fast song by any means. But! It’s HEAVY!! DARK and HEAVY!!! We finally took the time to re-familiarise ourselves with it and we were all surprised at how HEAVY it sounded when we all played it together in the room! I’m pretty confident it will rear it’s DARK and HEAVY head in some future live sets. In front of an actual audience!”

Ted Aguilar Says Death Angel Have “Some Ideas Floating Around” For Their Next Album

During a recent appearance on the “Loaded Radio” podcast, Ted Aguilar offered an update on the new Death Angel album. The guitarist said the following:

“There is plans [to record a new LP]. Right now, there’s just rumblings and just ideas floating around. We haven’t really sat down and pieced them together. But there’s plans. I mean, who knows? We could have an album ready in two months or we may not. It all depends. It’s kind of hard to predict the future, because of the landscape of the world right now. I know our tour with Testament and Exodus got pushed back to April-May [of 2022]. So that gives us time to do some writing. And who knows? Maybe we could have something by then; we may not. But there’s some ideas floating around, for sure.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Five More Dates Added To Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel’s Upcoming North American Tour

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added five more dates to their upcoming North American tour. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

2021:

11/27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

2022:

04/09 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
04/10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/15 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/28 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
04/30 Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
05/05 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/07 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
05/11 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/12 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
05/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/23 Portland, OR – Roseland
05/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

Death Angel To Release New Live Album “The Bastard Tracks” In November

Death Angel will be releasing a new live album, titled “The Bastard Tracks,” on November 26. The effort was recorded during the band’s May 2021 livestream concert at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. You can find a live video for “Where They Lay” from that set below:

“The Bastard Tracks” Track Listing:

01. “Lord Of Hate”
02. “Where They Lay”
03. “Why You Do This”
04. “Fallen”
05. “Absence Of Light”
06. “The Organization”
07. “Execution / Don’t Save Me”
08. “Succubus”
09. “It Can’t Be This”
10. “Let The Pieces Fall”
11. “Faded Remains”
12. “Volcanic”
13. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
14. “Guilty Of Innocence”
15. “Alive And Screaming”

Vocalist Mark Osegueda commented:

“When we performed and filmed the songs for ‘The Bastard Tracks‘ it was such a crazy time, and having missed being able to perform live for so long was taking it’s toll on me to a certain degree as I have been a live performer for the majority of my life.

I must say… it was a pretty dark time. I know it was for so many of us… but! Music once again helped to pull us through it… it was a bit odd performing to no crowd… but! It felt great re-learning some deep tracks and getting on stage with the guys and unleashing this pent up aggression! And the response from everyone who tuned into it suggesting that we release it as an album was overwhelming! Well…thanks to them here it is! I hope you enjoy it!”

Guitarist Rob Cavestany added:

“Choosing and sequencing the songs for ‘The Bastard Tracks‘ set list was quite a different trip. All of them had rarely (and in some instances never) been played live. We hadn’t performed in front of a live audience for over a year, the longest ever for this band. It was to be filmed live at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and then broadcast worldwide on the good ol’ inter-web! I could get into that…

From basically re-learning most of these songs to getting them as tight as they should be, we put our energy together and made it happen! I’m thankful for having had this goal to focus on during those (still) crazy earth crisis days. It gave us an important reason to get together at DA Studio and JAM! Literally the only time I’ve felt “normal” since 2020 was while we were jamming! Fortunately we’ve been able to do it a lot. Now, we proudly present the audio and visual recordings of those sessions. Turn it up! P.S. – We cannot wait to exchange live energy with you as soon as possible!!”