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Exumer and Church of Misery members form new band Skull Pit

Posted by on June 19, 2018

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Skull Pit, the new project featuring Mem V. Stein (Exumer) and Tatsu Mikami (Church of Misery). The duo couldn’t be anymore different from one another, which makes Skull Pit more intriguing as both members are from opposite sides of the world. The two bonded over the internet, […]

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Killswitch Engage sign with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Killswitch Engage has signed to Metal Blade Records and are partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America. The band revealed they plan to release a new album sometime in 2019. With the exception of their 2000 debut, which was on Ferret, the band have been with Roadrunner Records for the past 16 years. […]

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine blasts Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel over his book

Posted by on October 24, 2017

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has slammed Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel via Twitter over his book For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, which was released this past summer. Mustaine appears to heavily disagree with Slagel’s memory about how the label attempted to sign Megadeth. Slagel apologized, and Mustaine accepted his […]

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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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