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BMG will release a book on Metal Blade Records’ history in August

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Metal Blade Records recently celebrated its thirty-five year anniversary with a North American tour including bands such as Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing the Stone. It wasn’t too long ago when we found out label and publishing company BMG was starting to get into the book business, and would soon release founder and CEO Brian […]

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Candiria release video as they gear up for Warped Tour

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Recenty we ran into Candiria drummer Danny Grossarth and congratulated him on the band’s impending run on the Warped Tour. It’ll be interesting to see them play to a bunch of kids that not only have no idea of the band’s legacy, but have no idea they’re about to watch one of the most technical […]

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Interview: Don Jamieson, talks new comedy album, music videos, future of ‘That Metal Show’

Posted by on April 24, 2017

Ever approach one of your musical heroes for a photograph? What kind of pose did you strike? Did you smile ear to ear and flash some devil horns? Did you put an arm around the shoulder and try to play it cool… Or did you bend over in front of your favorite entertainer and drop […]

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Tombs reveal new song, announce album release date

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Brooklyn’s Tombs have been pushing the boundaries of black metal since their first EP in 2007. Having made the jump from Relapse to Meal Blade, they’ll be releasing their fourth full lenth, The Grand Annihilation, on June 16th. With the announcement of the new album, they’ve also unveiled their first taste of the new album, “Cold.” […]

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Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel to pen a memoir

Posted by on April 6, 2017

If you could be a fly on the wall of Metal Blade founder and CEO Brian Slagel, you’d probably have seen some crazy stuff. Him as a young tape trader that decided to release a compilation of some of his favorite bands, including Slayer and Metallica. Him signing Slayer to their first record deal. Attempting […]

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Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing the Stone celebrate Metal Blade’s 35th Anniversary in NYC

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Opportunities sometimes occur by accident instead of long term planning. 35 years ago, Brian Slagel worked at a record store and wrote for a handful of publications, having no intention on creating a label (Metal Blade). However, he was pissed off by seeing great bands get ignored and by 1982 the praised Metal Massacre compilation was born, […]

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Byzantine launches crowdfunding campaign for new album

Posted by on February 7, 2017

On June 2nd, Byzantine will be releasing their Metal Blade debut following two independent releases. The Cicada Tree will be their fifth album, and like their last two, the band has launched a crowd-funding campaign for the album. If you’re going to buy the album as a fan, the main benefit you’ll get from doing it […]

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Metal Blade celebrating 35th anniversary with tour

Posted by on December 13, 2016

  Metal Blade Records been a breeding ground for metal since owner Brian Slagel founded it in 1982. Almost 35 years later, it’s grown into one of the most influential labels around. In honor to commemorate its history and anniversary, the label has announced a tour package with four of the more popular bands on it’s […]

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Randy Blythe lends Oni a hand at Knotfest

Posted by on September 27, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Oni yet, that’s probably about to change. The band, most of whom hail from Canada, are the latest signing to Metal Blade’s Blacklight Media label, and their debut album, Ironshore, will be released on November 25th. They’re also going to be on tour with both Max and Iggor Cavalera and Children of […]

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Candiria release “Mereya” from forthcoming concept album

Posted by on August 25, 2016

Today’s a pretty great day if you’re not a fan of 4/4 metal. First we got a brand new Meshuggah song, and Candiria just released a song from their forthcoming album, as well as given out some information about what we can expect from it. While They Were Sleeping, which will be out on October 7th […]

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