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Tag Archives: Erik Rutan

Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel made death metal mosh again at Playstation Theater

Posted by on March 8, 2019

The Decibel Tour never disappoints as we’ve seen bands such as Behemoth and Kreator take the headlining spotlight. When Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse were announced to co-headline 2019’s edition, we knew it would be a legendary trek. However, shortly after the reveal, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested for burglary and assaulting a […]

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Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan “Pat O’Brien is one of the best guitar players in death metal, in metal period”

Posted by on February 16, 2019

Hate Eternal’s latest effort Upon Desolate Sands landed in a few of our year-end lists for best albums of 2018. Shortly after the record was released in October via Season of Mist, the group teamed up with Cannibal Corpse for a North American Tour. While everything seemed to be moving along as expected, it was […]

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Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan to fill in for Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien

Posted by on January 18, 2019

Late last year, we were stunned to hear about the arrest of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien while firefighters were battling a blaze at his home. O’Brien faced charges with burglary and charging an officer with a knife and was released from jail a few days later after making a $50,000 bail. Things have been […]

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Erik Rutan and Hate Eternal Hold Nothing Back on ‘Upon Desolate Sands’

Posted by on October 19, 2018

Hate Eternal has returned with Upon Desolate Sands and the masterful Erik Rutan is poised to give fans the band’s heaviest record to date. Let there be no doubt, this record is heavy on top of heavy. Make sure your speakers are prepared for this ambitious assault. Hate Eternal is a band that isn’t out […]

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Lorna Shore, Hate Eternal pull out of Deicide tour [Updated]

Posted by on June 16, 2015

The tour formerly known as Metal Alliance just can’t catch a break. Last week, the tour lost its name and one of its featured bands, as Entombed A.D. were sent packing, apparently through no fault of their own or Deicide’s. As for the headliners, they decided to soldier on with the remainder of the tour, […]

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St. Louis metallers Black Fast enter studio

Posted by on January 21, 2015

With all of the bad news coming out of the area of St. Louis, MO in the recent past – particularly in relation to multiple van break-ins and equipment thefts – it’d be nice to hear something positive related to metal out of the Gateway to the West. Enter progressive blackened thrashers Black Fast, who are from Edwardsville, IL, […]

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Goatwhore finish recording new album

Posted by on March 11, 2014

The list of anticipated death metal releases grows longer for 2014 with Goatwhore being the latest complete their new album. The album was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal and mixed by Alan Douches. Rutan offered an update on the album: “The Goatwhore album is now mixed and […]

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Bloodbath Have Been Dropping Hints About New Vocalist

Posted by on February 21, 2014

Not much has been heard out of Bloodbath the group would soon have new music out. While that’s all well and good, the group has yet to reveal who the replacement vocalist is following Mikael Åkerfeldt’s departure. To get fans hyped up and tease the shit out of them, Bloodbath have posted the following to their […]

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Metal Blade Artists Pick Their Favorite Metal Blade Albums

Posted by on June 21, 2012

This year, Metal Blade Records is celebrating their 30th anniversary. We spoke to owner Brian Slagel earlier this month about the formation and rise of the label, but that’s only part of the story. With such a large and diverse roster spanning so many years, we decided to ask some current Metal Blade artists what […]

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