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Steve Grimmett From Grim Reaper: Somebody Should Make Movie About That Guy!

I had the pleasure of getting to meet Steve of Steve Grimmett’s  aka Grim reaper – he was a fucking awesome guy and a great singer who’s life should be made into a Hollywood movie IMO. The guy is 60 years old, had a leg amputated, still sings metal because it’s the only thing he knows how to do, and can still deliver Ronnie James Dio caliber vocals – saw their show and forgot how many awesome songs the have – including this one.

I got to have drinks with him at The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Los Angeles before the show and he was a super cool guy…we talked about Trump, why Bud Light is the best beer on Earth, how even though getting his leg chapped of sucked, it was cool to see fans line up around the block to donate blood (which 3 eventually did) and how the one album he sang on with Onslaught outsold all of the Grim Repear albums (which was something I didn’t expect)

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“The Hardship Of The Scots” by Darkthrone – Best New Metal Song of 2019

This is my pick for best metal song of 2019 – I’ll have to admit I hadn’t listened to Darkthrone since “The Cult Is Alive”, so it took me a minute to catch on to this one even though it’s been out for a minute – check it out if you hadn’t already!

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Slayer Shit-Canned As NASCAR Team Sponsor

Slayer their walking papers regarding Slayer sponsored NASCAR team car. J.J. Yeley’s No. 54 car was scheduled to race earlier this month painted to promote the Slayer Farewell Tour, but that never happened.

I guess Slayer wasn’t Redneck enough, because the team pulled the plug on the Slayer sponsorship in favor of PODS.

The team was not clear about the decision to forgo the Slayer sponsorship and only released this tweet.

I’m sure; the decision had much to do with protecting the right-wing Cristian bureaucracy of the sport. Slayer has been saying since the mid-eighties that they were not Satanists. Tom Araya even identifies himself as a Christian, but no, Slayer is still too terrifying for NASCAR fans.

Ironically, NASCAR has no problem with sponsoring a Kid Rock car, even though his lyrics gloried pimping, cocaine, homophobia and smacking women, but a little fo-fu Satanism is a bit too much!!

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WHAT WAS THE VENOM ASSAULT EP SERIES?

The Venom Assault series by Venom seven of the original records – American Assault, Canadian Assault, French Assault, Japanese Assault, German Assault, and Scandinavian Assault. These mini-LPs were released between 1985 and 1988. Each EP consists of studio and live tracks, and the occasional interview.

Listen To The Venom Assault EPS on Youtube

New 6 Disc CD Box Set

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“Murder In The Front Row” – Epic Thrash Metal Documentary – Coming To A City Near You?

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About “Murder In The Front Row”

“Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story is a documentary about the early days of the Bay Area thrash scene featuring Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Testament, Megadeth, Death Angel, Possessed and Anthrax.

Screening Schedule August / September 2019

8/2/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/3/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/4/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/5/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Yonkers Yonkers, NY
8/6/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Yonkers Yonkers, NY
8/7/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/7/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/8/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/8/2019 The Frida Theater Santa Ana, CA
8/10/2019 Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
8/10/2019 Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR
8/16/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Woodbury Woodbury, MN
8/16/2019 Erie Movie House Erie, PA
8/17/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Tempe Tempe
8/21/2019 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA
8/22/2019 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA
8/24/2019 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
8/24/2019 Filmbar Phoenix, AZ
8/25/2019 Filmbar Phoenix, AZ
8/26/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Loudon (Northern Virginia) Ashburn, VA
8/28/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Woodbridge (Northern Virginia) Woodbridge, VA
8/29/2019 Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Austin, TX
8/29/2019 Regent Theater Arlington, MA
8/30/2019 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
9/2/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Houston Katy, TX
9/2/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Lubbock Lubbock, TX
9/2/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – El Paso El Paso, TX
9/8/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Raleigh Raleigh, NC
9/10/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Lake Highlands (Dallas) Dallas, TX
9/10/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – San Antonio San Antonio, TX
9/10/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
9/12/2019 Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester Winchester, VA
9/12/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sf San Francisco, CA
9/13/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/14/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/14/2019 Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH
9/15/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/16/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Denton (Dallas area) Denton, TX
9/16/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Littleton (Denver Area) Littleton, CO
9/16/2019 Art Theatre Long Beach, CA
9/17/2019 Alamon Drafthouse – Richland Hills (Dallas Area) North Richland Hills , TX
9/17/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/17/2019 Art Theatre Long Beach, CA
9/18/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/19/2019 Athens International Film Festival Athens, GR
9/19/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/19/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake (Denver Area) Denver, CO
9/21/2019 Alamo Drafthouse -Westminster (Denver Area) Westminster, CO
9/22/2019 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
9/24/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Cedars (Dallas Area) Dallas, TX
9/26/2019 Oakland International Film Festival – Regal Jack London Oakland, CA
9/27/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – La Vista (Omaha Area) La Vista, NE
9/28/2019 Goen Cinemas Window Rock, AZ
9/30/2019 Alamo Drafthouse – Richardson (Dallas Area) Dallas, TX

Get ticket info here.

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Mercyful Fate to Play Summer 2020 Shows in Europe, and New Songs

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According to King Diamonds Facebook page, “Mercyful Fate will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including Copenhell.”

Mercyful Fate will consist of the “9” lineup, featuring: Hank Shermann, King Diamond, Bjarne T Holm, Mike Wead, and Joey Vera — while Timi Hansen is away Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) to fill in.

The setlist will consist of songs from the very first “mini-LP,” the “Melissa” album, and the “Don’t Break The Oath” album, plus some brand new unreleased songs.