Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder at Rex Theater on 8/20

Extreme metal titans Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are teaming up this summer for The Double Homicide Tour, along with heavy-hitting Fallujah and up-and-comers Ghost Bath.

 

Thy Art Is Murder just dropped “Slaves Beyond Death,” off their upcoming fourth album Dear Desolation, out 8/18 via Nuclear Blast Records, which marks the return of vocalist CJ McMahon. Check out the blistering track here.

 

Polish death metal exports Decapitated are gearing up to release their seventh album Anticult on 7/7. “Anticultrepresents the legacy and future of Decapitated,” said guitarist Vogg. “We’re extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we’re really excited for the world to hear it!” Check out the first single from the album, “Never,” here.

 

Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are playing Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20.

MR. BIG performing in Warrendale, PA 6/6

MR. BIG is gearing up for the July 7 release of their ninth original studio album, DEFYING GRAVITY (Frontiers Music Srl), which will be available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as will a deluxe edition version with CD and bonus DVD that features music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new album. DEFYING GRAVITY will also be made available on vinyl in the coming months. An official trailer for DEFYING GRAVITY can be seen here.

 

The tour lands in Warrendale, PA on Tuesday, June 6 at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.

“2017 is filling up quickly with tour dates all around the world,” proclaims guitarist Paul Gilbert. “I can’t wait to play the new songs, and of course our favorites from the old days like ‘Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy’ ‘Just Take My Heart,’ ‘Green Tinted Sixties Mind,’ ‘Wild World,’ and ‘To Be With You.’”

 

DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut “Open Your Eyes” to the harmony-laden wonderment of “Damn I’m in Love Again” to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of “1992” (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash “To Be With You”) to the barnburning slide-blues closer, “Be Kind.” Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.

 

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

“It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson,” says Gilbert. “Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on DEFYING GRAVITY. We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, we’ve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it’s still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I’ve worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record…both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff.”

 

DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.comdescribed as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”

Official album trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsZXXmwkP4o&feature=youtu.be

Tankcrimes Issues Every One Is Wrong! Free Downloadable Compilation

Get your Labor Day weekend jams on with a free compilation courtesy of Tankcrimes. Entitled Every One Is Wrong!, the fourteen track collection includes a ravenous lineup of sonic deviance from the likes of Ghoul, Victims, Necrot, Spazz, Deny The Cross, Connoisseur, Brainoil, Double Cross, Kicker, and Vivisick.

 

And it’s not just cheap, it’s FREE. Download it now at THIS LOCATION.unnamed (9)

 

Every One Is Wrong! More Top Sounds For True Freaks 2016 Track Listing:

1. Ghoul – Shred The Dead

2. Victims – Questions

3. Necrot – Rebirth In Chaos

4. Spazz – B-Street Butta

5. Deny The Cross – Bacteria Tribute

6. Connoisseur – Brick Weed

7. Connoisseur – Machinegun Grenade

8. Brainoil – Support In Numbers

9. Deny The Cross – Heart Like Siberia

10. Spazz – Thrice The Heiney

11. Double Cross – Anywhere But Here

12. Kicker – You Can’t Take Me Anywhere

13. Vivisick – Rebel Is Creation

14. Ghoul – Ghoulunatics

 

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TED NUGENT Live @StageAE Pittsburgh

Check out the review from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Scott Mervis here.

photos ©2016 Danielle Mediate

TED NUGENT AND GENE THE WEREWOLF