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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel recalls finding Burton, Newsted for Metallica

Posted by on August 22, 2017

Next Tuesday (29), Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel’s memoir, For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records will be released. It will reveal the full story on how the label was created. Slagel started his career working in a record store and eventually compiled a compilation album entitled Metal Massacre which […]

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New & Noteworthy: February 17th, 2017

Posted by on February 17, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from Battle Beast and Lorna Shore, as well as Danny Worsnop’s . If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers, […]

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Dragonforce drop Reaching Into Infinity details

Posted by on February 9, 2017

  It’s been three years since Dragonforce released Maximum Overload (2014). During that time, the band released a greatest hits album titled Killer Elite, booked numerous tours that included their performance at the intimate Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, NY last September. After over two years promoting the album and Killer Elite, the time has arrived […]

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Amon Amarth, Goatwhore team up for tour

Posted by on January 30, 2017

This year, Metal Blade Records turns 35, and while there’s already an anniversary tour in the works with Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore and Allegaeon that kicks off next month, that’s not the only Metal Blade pairing that’s hitting the road. In fact, a month after that tour ends in March, Goatwhore will be back on […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Amon Amarth

Posted by on January 14, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Even though multiple interviews have contained singer Johan Hegg stating that Amon Amarth don’t consider themselves a “viking metal” band, there’s simply no denying that’s exactly what they are. In the band’s early […]

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Jim Breuer has a metal band on Metal Blade Records

Posted by on January 6, 2016

If you’ve listened to Jim Breuer’s comedy for the last decade, you know he’s a metalhead. Not like a dyed-in-the-wool current one, but more like the music he great up listening to. His imitations of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Brian Johnson and James Hetfield are spot-on, and he’s wrung comedy gold out of them pretending […]

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Criminally Slept-On: The Black Dahlia Murder

Posted by on September 24, 2015

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. If it wasn’t secure already, the recent release of The Black Dahlia Murder’s Abysmal has solidified the band’s status as legends in the melodic death metal community. These dudes have consistently improved their […]

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Act of Defiance (post-Megadeth/Scar the Martyr/Shadows Fall) unveil new song

Posted by on July 14, 2015

The metal world was thrown for a loop last year when Megadeth’s guitarist, Chris Broderick and drummer, Shawn Drover, abruptly left the band. It was then revealed that the two would be joining former Scar the Martyr singer Henry Derek and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand for a new band Act of Defiance. With the […]

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Battlecross reveal new album details, new single

Posted by on May 27, 2015

Michigan thrash squad, Battlecross, announced their new upcoming full-length titled Rise to Power and along with the announcement, released a new single from said record titled “Not Your Slave” streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross. The record was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis atAudiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel). […]

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New Abiotic song features Dying Fetus vocalist

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Miami’s Abiotic have proven to be one of the more exciting younger bands in technical progressive death metal. With their tight compositions and the occasional engaging deathcore elements, they exhibit something for every extreme metal fan. The band is gearing up for the April 21 release of their new album Casuistry by officially releasing the first […]

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