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James Hetfield Returns To Rehab, Metallica Cancels All Remaining 2019 Tour Dates

James Hetfield of Metallica has re-entered rehab, forcing the band to postpone a tour in Australia, New Zealand, and all appearances through the end of 2019. The next scheduled Metallica show is a March 28th benefit in San Fransico. The band has not stated what substance(s) James was abusing though it is widely believed to be alcohol.

A statement on the band website read…

“As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.”

https://www.metallica.com/news/2019-09-27-a-note-from-lars-kirk-and-rob.html

There has been an outpouring of support for James on social media wish him well in his latest round of recovery.

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Metallica Is The Most Profitable Heavy Metal Band Of All Time – Clocking In At 1.4 Billion In Concert Ticket Sales Alone!

Who is the most profitable rock band of all time? Fox News says it is Metallica – clocking it at 1.4 Billion in concert tickets alone.

Metallica may be right behind another famous rock band, U2, who with their 360 tour in 2011 became the highest-grossing concert tour in history pulling in $736 million. But the metal band’s profits continue to grow putting them alongside the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift.

Metallica, the heavy metal band from Los Angeles, circa 1981, has grossed over $1.4 billion touring over their almost 40-year career, according to Pollster, making them arguably the world’s biggest, most profitable heavy metal band of all time.


Formed by vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, the group is known for fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive rock known as thrash metal.

From Fox News…
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/metallica-biggest-heavy-metal-band-of-all-time
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Exhorder “Desecrator” Live In Los Angeles Sept 13, 2019

Exhorder “Desecrator” Live In Los Angeles Sept 13, 2009 Exhorder plays brutal thrash metal classic “Desecrator” live In Los Angeles Sept 13 2009 on tour supporting the new album “Mourn The Southern Sky” – which drops this week on Nuclear Blast!

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Dave Mustaine “Feels Positive” About Cancer Treatment Progress

Earier this week Dave Mustaine said “doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress” on Twitter and also on Megadeth.com. As of now, plus for the Megacruise are still on schedule.

I wanted to take a moment to give you all an update on the current status of my health. I’m almost through the last round of treatment and my doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress. I want to thank all of you for the support and well wishes these last few months. I can’t express enough gratitude as it has made this hard road easier knowing you are in my corner fighting with me!
Over the next few weeks my condition will be evaluated, and I will keep you posted on my progress as we get closer to the sailing date of the first Megacruise! We can’t wait to see you, and I know all of the other wonderful artists feel the same way. Let’s make this event one for the record books. Less than 30 days till we are Thrashing through the Pacific!
See you all very soon.
Dave

https://megadeth.com/news/2019/a-message-from-dave-mustaine/

This is the latest update after Dave announced publicly he was battling cancer earlier this year.

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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?

Murder In The Front Row documentary

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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Slayer Announces Final Shows On Farewell Tour

Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their sprawling ‘Final Campaign’ farewell tour this November. Slayer will embark on the seventh and final leg of their farewell tour, “The Final Campaign,” this fall. The metal legends will hit a mix of big and small cities during the final 18-date run that wraps up November 30th at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, will be on the bill for these shows. Tickets for the final run of Slayer’s farewell tour go on sale July 12th at 10 a.m. local time. Complete information is available at Slayer.net

The band announced they would be extending tour into 2019. Guitarist Kerry King said, “We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places as possible for everyone to come and see us one last time.”

Final Slayer Tour Dates

November 2 – Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena

November 3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

November 5 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center

November 6 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center

November 8 – Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center,

November 9 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

November 11 – KFC Yum Center, Louisville, KY

November 12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

November 14 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena

November 15 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center

November 17 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome

November 18 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center

November 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena

November 22 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Arena

November 24 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

November 26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

November 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena

November 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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What Happened To Death Angel? – Classic Album “The Ultra Violence​”

Death Angel 1985 (thrash band)

The Ultra-Violence is the first LP by the Bay Area thrash band Death Angel. It was released in 1987. In 1982 the band consisted of 5 members that were al Filipino (and many were cousins). Death Angel was first active from 1982 to 1992. A bus accident started the first period of downtime. The band reformed in 2001 and tours to this day, through guitarist Rob Cavestany member has been the only static member.

Tracklisting

  1. “Thrashers” – 7:12
  2. “Evil Priest” – 4:54
  3. “Voracious Souls” – 5:39
  4. “Kill as One” – 5:00
  5. “The Ultra-Violence” (instrumental) – 10:33
  6. “Mistress of Pain” – 4:04
  7. “Final Death” – 6:04
  8. “I.P.F.S.” – 1:56 – *
  • * Mark Osegueda claimed in a 2003 interview that “I.P.F.S.” stood for “Intense Puke Feeling Syndrome,” but it is unclear if this was meant to be taken seriously.

Listen To The Full Album On Youtube

Band Line Up


Mark Osegueda – lead vocals
Rob Cavestany – lead guitar, backing vocals, mixing
Gus Pepa – rhythm guitar
Dennis Pepa – bass, backing vocals
Andy Galeon – drums, mixing

Vinyl and Album Artwork