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METAL BABY PLAYS DRUMS TO PANTERA

A couple of weeks ago there was a video that took over the world heavy metal on youtube. The video is of a 8 month old baby named Wyatt drumming along to Pantera’s classic “5 Minutes Alone” In case you didn’t see it check it out.

Well Wyatt took the big stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to prove that it could be done live.

SLAYER WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES AND EXODUS

slayer-st-exodusOne of the most bad ass metal tours in history is going out on the road once again. Gary Holt who plays guitar in both bay area thrash legends Exodus and Slayer will do double duty, plus this is the first chance for North American Audiences to see Exodus with reunited frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza. Suicidal Tendencies have been a staple of skate metal since the early 80’s and the mighty Slayer needs to explanation. The tour kicks off tonight in Oakland, tour dates are listed below with links to buy tickets.

DATE CITY VENUE ATTENDEES BUY TICKETS
11.12.14 OAKLAND, CA FOX THEATRE  
11.14.14 LOS ANGELES, CA THE FORUM  
11.15.14 PHOENIX, AZ COMERCIA THEATRE  
11.17.14 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK BRICKTOWN EVENTS CENTER  
11.18.14 AUSTIN, TX ACL LIVE  
11.19.14 DALLAS, TX VERIZON THEATRE  
11.21.14 ORLANDO, FL HARD ROCK LIVE  
11.22.14 ATLANTA, GA THE TABERNACLE  
11.23.14 CHARLOTTE, NC THE FILLMORE  
11.25.14 ALBANY, NY THE ARMORY  
11.26.14 BETHLEHEM, PA SANDS EVENTS CENTER  
11.28.14 WORCESTER, MA THE PALLADIUM  
11.29.14 MONTCLAIR, NJ WELLMONT THEATRE  
11.30.14 PHILADELPHIA, PA TOWER THEATRE  
12.02.14 CLEVELAND, OH AGORA THEATRE  
12.04.14 INDIANAPOLIS, IN EGYPTIAN ROOM  
12.05.14 DETROIT. MI THE FILLMORE  
12.06.14 HAMMOND, IN THE VENUE AT HORSESHOE CASINO    

MACHINE HEAD TOURING BY THEMSELVES

Machine-Head-2014In something reminiscent of Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” tour Machine Head have decided to go out on the road with no openers and just play clubs around North America by themselves.

Machine Head singer Robb Flynn said this:

We’re doing “An Evening With” Machine Head.
Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks.
We are really excited about the idea, playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having our own world.  Promoters in the US seem really stoked about it, some have said it feels like “an event.”
Venue space permitting we might do a video montage (“we’re gonna need a MON-TAGE!”) beforehand. We’ll see.

V.I.P. ticket packages are now on sale at machinehead.soundrink.com. Packages include a meet-and-greet with the band, group photo with MACHINE HEAD, poster, flag, laminate, and MACHINE HEAD koozie

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 18 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Jan. 20 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Jan. 21 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Jan. 22 – Houston,TX – Fitzgeralds
Jan. 23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Jan. 26 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Jan. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Jan. 29 – Philadelphia. PA – Underground Arts
Jan. 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 31 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 03 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
Feb. 04 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Feb. 08 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Feb. 09 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 11 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Feb. 12 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Feb. 13 – Minneapolis/St Paul, MN – Mill City Nights
Feb. 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Feb. 15 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Feb. 17 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Feb. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Feb. 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
Feb. 27 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
Feb. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Mar. 01 – Saskatoon, SK – Obrian’s Event Centre
Mar. 02 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
Mar. 04 – Minot, ND – The Original
Mar. 06 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
Mar. 07 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/machine-heads-north-american-tour-to-feature-no-support-acts/#iqDua2sQmaeFJXAf.99

CLASSIC ALBUM SPOTLIGHT: MOB RULES

Released 33 years ago this week Mob Rules is the 2nd album from Dio era of Black Sabbath. One listen to this album and you know that if Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice this era of Sabbath could have been as big and maybe bigger than the Ozzy fronted version of Sabbath. That’s saying something when we’re talking about the band that invited heavy f****** metal! It’s just hard to deny the magic that Dio and Iommi had together.

Mob rulesArtist: Black Sabbath

Album: Mob Rules

Release Date: November 4, 1981

Recommended listening: Turn Up the Night, The Mob Rules, The Sign of the Southern Cross

Anthony Maisano from Metal Insider says:

This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hellwas, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like “Voodoo” and the title track are some of Iommi’s best riffs of all time. Period. Any era of Sabbath. Then you have songs like “Falling Off the Edge of the World” and “The Sign of the Southern Cross” which shows an ambitious side of Sabbath, which was never, ever seen before this album. “Slipping Away” has an amazingly powerful Dio chorus, and “Over and Over” might be one of Sabbath’s most depressing songs ever. Where Heaven and Hell had, what I consider to be, safer, more melodically focused material, Mob Rules is straight up heavy Sabbath material, with that untouchable Dio kick to it. Vinny Appice adds a rock solid groove that this album needed, and really compliments Geezer Butler well in a different way than Bill Ward did. He’s not as busy as Bill Ward, any my preference for Vinny is by no means a knock on Bill Ward, but I think Vinny is far heavier, and just has a great groove for these songs.

WAYNE STATIC DEAD AT 48

waynestaticWayne Static was the frontman for the industrial metal band Static-X whose debut album Wisconsin Death Trip is still a staple for the genre. In recent years he may have been known for his incredibly high hair just as much as his music but no one can deny the mark that Static-X left on the metal community. Wayne passed away in his sleep late Halloween night. Although him and his wife Tera Wray were known for their drug use they did very publicly get clean in 2009. Here’s the official press release:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 1, 2014) – Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages

R.I.P. Wayne Static.

One of our favorites is Static-X featuring Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory covering Ministry’s “Burning Inside”