Looks like Fridays are also a good day to do some tour announcements and this is especially the case when it comes to the hard-working Thrash Metal legends Death Angel. The band just announced their first in a long, long time headlining run of North America and this is exciting news for sure. I don’t recall a headlining appearance as a proper tour since one that hit the now shuttered B.B. King Blues Club that came through in 2008. You younger Metalheads might enjoy that overview that can be perused HERE. Now scroll on down past the poster for the full on press release and a whole lot of other coolness.
The Press Release:
Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL have announced they’ll be hitting the road this fall for a headlining North American tour with openers EXMORTUS and HELLFIRE. The band is touring in support of their recently released album, Humanicide, which is available from Nuclear Blast. Tickets will be available at https://www.deathangel.us/tour.
“DEATH ANGEL is proud to FINALLY announce our first headlining tour in many years of North America!! We’re doing this tour in support of our new album Humanicide! Supporting the ideals of the true thrash scene that we came from that supported the beliefs that kept the scene alive! That being said we are extremely proud to present what we feel is a true modern-day thrash tour that represents the beliefs, and foundation of what that amazing scene is, and always has been based on!! Rebellion, truth, energy, camaraderie, and most importantly the music! This tour represents the roots through the evolution of what is this incredible genre, and scene we know as thrash!!!” – Mark Osegueda Continue reading Death Angel Announces North American Headline Tour→
While many of us are preparing for Halloween, this latest alert will fast forward us to the New Year and one of the special happenings that will take place during the annual NAMM Show. Check it out.
The Press Release:
METAL ALLEGIANCE has announced that they’ll be returning to their second home of Anaheim, California at the House of Blues on Thursday, January 25th for their annual January metal assault! This year marks the introduction of Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and John Bush (Armored Saint / ex-Anthrax) to their ranks in addition to the surprise guests they are known for. Continue reading Metal Allegiance Returns to Anaheim For Their Annual Metal Assault→
Artist: Metal Allegiance Title: “Fallen Heroes” Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 8/12/2016 Genre: Heavy Metal Rating: 4/5
As most music fans will recall, 2015 ended on a really bad note when Motorhead main man Lemmy Kilmister died of cancer. It was a jarring way to close a year and while 2016 was loaded with hope and promise, it quickly slapped us with a hard dose about our hero’s mortality when it took the iconic David Bowie and master songwriter Glen Frey from us one after the other. These three deceased legends are the musical inspiration for this solid EP by Metal Allegiance, that supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy, Alex Skolnick, Mark Osegueda and many more. The idea for the EP came from the bands founding bassist Mark Menghi and fans will get a track apiece from Motorhead, Bowie and The Eagles. I’ll opine on each of them briefly below. Continue reading “Fallen Heroes” by Metal Allegiance→
By now you’ve heard about the Heavy Metal Supergroup known as Metal Allegiance and if not it’s a talent whirlwind that features Alex Skolnick, Mike Portnoy, Mark Oseguesda, Chuck Billy and more. They toured these parts a few months ago and it was a blast that was enjoyed by all. Earlier today a press release went out citing how the group would be swapping some members for a brief East Coast run. I’ve copied the press notice for you below so check out the poster, press copy and dates before I return with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
METAL ALLEGIANCE are proud to announce their Destination (Almost) East Coast tour! The 7 day trek kicks off March 31st in Providence, Rhode Island followed by stops in Poughkeepsie, New Haven, and Lancaster before the final show on April 7th at the Gramercy in New York! With the recent release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album under their belts, they are bringing their all-star team and epic live experience to the East Coast! In true METAL ALLEGIANCE form, the band is bringing along some good friends to share the stage. Accompanying the band for these 7 special shows are none other than Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL). Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT). Continue reading Metal Allegiance Announce Destination (Almost) East Coast Tour→
A few short hours ago, Death Angel was finishing up a throttling set that was the close of a several week tour with Children Of Bodom and as this “Halo Of Blood” adventure was coming to its end for the mighty Thrashers, singer Mark Osegueda announced that Death Angel would be performing a “Not So Secret” gig at Blackthorn 51 in Queens. As soon as I arrived home I tossed this together for you in hopes that many numbers of our stalwart Metal supporters can get themselves into this sure to be exciting event. Trust me if you can get a ticket and be a part of this that you will not forget it. Death Angel really put on a show stopping show over these last two nights and you can learn something from their delivery if you are a musician as well.
I was excited to hear that this kind of thing was happening because its just so “Metal” in the aspect of thinking. “Hey we’re here and we have a night open so let’s do something special for our area fans”. It’s really something you don’t see happening all that much these days. Of course unless I am just not being clued into them 🙂 Learn more about how to attend this once in a lifetime kind of gig on Blackthorn 51’s Facebook Page HERE
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend so I hope to hear some cool stories from it if you go. Have a blast. After this you can keep up with future Death Angel happenings via their official website and then by purchasing some of the music which I have linked for you below.