Metal Allegiance Announce Patchogue, NY Show

Metal Allegiance will be performing at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on September 25. The event will feature core members Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Mark Menghi, and Alex Skolnick (Testament) as well as Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Several of the participating artists commented:


“Always a blast to get on the stage with my Metal Allegiance homies. Never played on the Island with ’em! This is a first for me… I’m looking forward to getting on any stage at this point. We’ll be tearing through some Metal Allegiance originals, classic metal songs along with some Anthrax tunes from the records I made with them… It is Anthrax’s 40th anniversary after all… Come on out, metalheads!”


“Metal Allegiance is back! Can’t wait to hit the stage again and shed some of these COVID pounds! Haha. It’s been way too long since we hit it and this show is a special one as it’s on Metal Allegiance’s home turf of Long Island. New York audiences have some catching up to do with our West Coast friends. Let’s show them how it’s done!”


“After an unexpected year and half vacation, I am sooooooo excited to finally be playing live again! And what better way to break my post-COVID cherry than with my metal brothers in Metal Allegiance! And what better place than my old home sweet home, Strong Island… I can’t wait!”


“We are all looking forward to hitting the stage once again as Metal Allegiance, this time in Long Island, our symbolic hometown, sight of many meetings (and tacos) and location of our first recording. After the year or so we’ve all had, this first (and only) Metal Allegiance gig of 2021 will have an extra special energy. Don’t miss it!”

Rob Rush (94.3 The Shark) will serve as a guest MC at the concert, which is set to be filmed for a future streaming event and live release. Killcode, Magus Beast and To The Pain will open.

Carcass, Triptykon, Etc. Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Carcass, Triumph Of Death, Triptykon, Mortiferum, Devil Master, Yautja, Scorched, and Cardiac Arrest have been added to the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“There are just a few more bands that will be announced soon to finalize the lineup.

This announcement could come as early as sometime next week.

We’ll be posting a breakdown of who is playing at Edison Lot and Rams Head Live on Friday, July 30th. For now, the bands playing at these 2 venues are listed together.

All other ticket options, including single day options, will go on sale on Monday, August 2nd at 10 am EST.

We also wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a variety of things to enhance your overall fest experience, particularly at Edison Lot.

We are arranging a shuttle system between Edison Lot and Soundstage/Rams Head that will enable you to see as many sets as possible.
Additionally, we are arranging for a significant amount of additional shaded areas at Edison Lot, more tables/seating, and a hydration station.
More info about all of this will be revealed as we move forward in the coming months.

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Rams Head Live:
Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Blaze of Perdition

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Soundstage:
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral Rot
Novembers Doom

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Holy Cost
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Blood Incantation
Dark Fortress
Devil Master
Divine Eve
Nocturnus AD
Triumph of Death

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Antichrist Siege Machine
Butcher ABC
General Surgery
Shock Narcotic
Zombie Assault“

Eighteen Visions, High On Fire, The Sword, Vio-lence, Etc. Set For Psycho Las Vegas Side Shows In San Diego, CA

Organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV have announced some special side shows at Brick By Brick in San Diego, CA. Here’s the dates and lineups for those concerts:

  • August 17: Eighteen Visions, Death By Stereo, Adamantium
  • August 18: High On Fire, Intronaut, Psychlona, Lord Buffalo
  • August 25: The Sword, ASG, Sasquatch, Deathchant
  • August 26: Vio-lence, Cephalic Carnage, Vitriol

[via The PRP]

Vio-lence, Voivod, Exciter, & Artillery Set For 2021 “MTV Headbanger’s Ball” European Tour

Vio-lence, Voivod, Exciter, and Artillery will be hitting the road on this year’s “MTV Headbanger’s Ball” tour in Europe. Here’s the dates:

11/24 Amersfoort, NET – Fluor
11/25 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion
11/26 Zlin, CZE – Masters Of Rock Cafe
11/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/29 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/30 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/01 TBA
12/02 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
12/03 Oberhausen, GER -Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/04 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn

Vio-lence To Release New EP “Let The World Burn” In 2022

Vio-lence have officially confirmed the title of their new EP. The effort will be called “Let The World Burn” and it is set to be released early next year via Metal Blade Records.

Sean Killian commented:

“Life is meant to be lived and during that one life you have an opportunity to truly create memories for yourself and people who share the same time on this planet as you do. For 33 years, a creation called Eternal Nightmare has been making memories for people around the world. Now, it is time to create some new memories in 2021, and Vio-Lence has now done that for me, and I’m hoping for you too.

This resurrection was started in 2019 with a simple text that stated, ‘Let’s do a show’. At that moment, these 5 original songs began. I am very proud of the new music we created, and we are fortunate to have worked with some very creative people. Juan Urteaga, who was able to push the band to the edge of insanity to capture the intensity we as a band have always brought to people through our music and our live performances.

Tue Madsen put a special touch on our unique mania and brought raw perfection to our sound. Nothing too polished here, unless fragments of glass and broken razor blades are what you consider polished. I love to create, and we hope your heads explode when you hear the new Vio-Lence. Thanks to everyone involved, and especially Metal Blade Records, for giving Vio-Lence the opportunity to blow your minds.”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Recruits Testament And Vio-lence Members For New Jasta Album

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that Chuck Billy (Testament) and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) will be guesting on his new Jasta album “…And Jasta For All.“ That effort is currently in the pre-production phase.

More Bands Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place on May 26-29, 2022 in Baltimore, MD and the updated lineup includes: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Antichrist, Antichrist Siege Machine, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, Atheist, At War, Avslut, Backslider, Birdflesh, Blaze Of Perdition, Bloodbath, Blood Feast, Blood Incantation, Butcher ABC, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Coroner, Cough, Dark Fortress, Demilich, Dismember, Exhorder, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in concert. A tribute to Lucio Fulci), Fuck The Facts, Galvanizer, General Surgery, Gravesend, Graveyard, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Hypocrisy, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Limbsplitter, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Miasmatic Necrosis, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Niflelheim, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Obituary, Onslaught, Panzerfaust Putrid Pile, Sacrilegia, Sacramentum, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Skeletal Remains, Skitsystem, Spite, Suffocation, Throaat, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, Vircolac, Warfuck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

Vio-lence Finish Recording New EP

Vio-lence have officially finished the recording process for their new EP. The band commented:

“And that’s a WRAP!!! New Vio-recording is done. On to the mix and one step closer to your ears!!!! Thanks to Juan Urteaga for giving us his best and getting some awesome performances. So excited to share with you all what we’ve been working on.”

Watch Megadeth, Steel Panther, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Dokken’s “Tooth And Nail”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Russell Allen (Symphony X), and Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Dokken’s “Tooth And Nail.” Demmel commented:

“Me and Stix has been wanting to jam on something for awhile and finally had the opportunity on one of my favorite tunes from this era. Steel Panther took over the MH practice gear in Germany after our sets at the Rock Am Park Festival in 2012 and were slaying a bunch of Dokken covers. This had to be one we did. I had realized that Dave hadn’t guested on a CaJ yet so he was a no-brainer. Dave and I have the same mind-set as things go and he’s one of my favorites in the business. Always quick with the tracks and loves to get things done. Russell was the final piece and came through big. Such a huge talent and gave the song all the sprinkles. Paul Fig has been such a rad connection through all of this and beefed up our mix while Wayne Marsala is always on point with the vid edits. Thanks to George, Don, Mick and Jeff for creating such a ROKKEN tune and to all who had a part in bringing this cover to life.”