Tag Archives: California

Metal Review: Huntress – Static (2015)

Huntress - Static

Highland Park, California metal band Huntress is back with their third album, Static. The dynamic band takes its lead from vocalist Jill Janus and tends to follow her highs and lows. From recovering from cancer surgery as well as her early diagnosis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, there is no doubt that the ever interesting

Metal Review: Hatriot: Dawn of the New Centurion (2014)

Hatriot Dawn of the New Centurion

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal juggernaut Hatriot, featuring former Exodus and Legacy (pre-Testament) frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza, is back with their sophomore effort, “Dawn of the New Centurion.” With its recent release date of February 21, 2014, after an initial delay, through Massacre Records, was one of my most highly anticipated album releases of

Metal Review: Morfin: Inoculation (2014)

Morfin Inoculation

California death metal outfit Morfin is a unique treat. The four-piece band formed in 2010 and released the debut demo, “Crystal Darkness” a year later. German label F.D.A Rekortz recognized their potential and will be releasing their debut full-length release, “Inoculation,” on February 21, 2014. What makes Morfin an exceptional surprise is their ability to

Metal Review: Valdur: At War With (2013)

Valdur At War With

Mammoth Lakes, California’s three-piece blackened death metal outfit Valdur is back with their third full-length release, “At War With,” after their more traditional black metal sophomore release of “Raven God Amongst Us.” With sounds that are similar to other bands in small pieces, but all their own, Valdur is sure to become a household name

Dark Angel Headlining Keep it True 2014 Festival

California thrash metal classic band Dark Angel will reunite and headline the Keep it True 2014 Festival, set to take place from April 25 Р26, 2014 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-K̦nigshofen, Germany. The group will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty and also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guitar),

Metal Review: Exhumed | Necrocracy (2013)

California’s death metal/grindcore juggernaut Exhumed is back on August 6, 2013 with their latest effort, “Necrocracy.” As you would expect from the self-described gore metal band, their latest release is chock full of riffs and insanely fast drum lines. Being their sixth full-length release, “Necrocracy” shows no sign of the band letting up on their

Metal Review: Huntress | Starbound Beast (2013)

Los Angeles, CA based Huntress is back with their sophomore effort, “Starbound Beast.” Huntress is a female-fronted traditional metal band led by Jill Janus’s powerful vocals. Whether Janus is using clean vocals or earth shattering shrieks, her voice is something to behold. gets a June 28, 2013 release date in Europe and July 2, 2013

EXHUMED: California Gore Lords Announce February Invasion With Phobia

California gore lords EXHUMED will return to the road this February alongside grind behemoths Phobia! The short West Coast beat down will commence February 15 in Lancaster, California and conclude February 23 in San Francisco. Souls will be severed; dreams will die. The latest stretch of dates follows EXHUMED’s maniacal run with Napalm Death and

EXHUMED Announces Additional Year-End Tour Dates; Takes Scenic Route Home

Thanks to vehicular issues en route home from their mammoth tour alongside Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, California roadburners EXHUMED have booked an additional week’s worth of headlining live rituals set to commence this Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana. Elaborates vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “Since our van decided to blow up and we’re stuck in Alabama for