Sacrificial Blood

What's Going on Friday?

Friday’s NYC-area shows include Sigur Ros, Kraftwerk, Car Seat Headrest, Tinashe, Brian Fallon, Voivod, King Woman, and more.

Metal tours announced: Weedeater, Judas Priest, Demilich, Tool, Amorphis, Baroness, more

Plus: old school metal fest Rage of Armageddon, Necrofest, GWAR, Baroness, King Buzzo, Knocked Loose, and more metal tour/festival news.

Massacre (with original vocalist Kam Lee) playing rare NYC show before MDF

It’s billed as Massacre’s first NYC show with both Kam Lee and original bassist Michael Borders in the band since 1991, and their only area appearance this year.

tours announced: Bedouine, Mortician, Nappy Roots, Krayzie Bone, Claud, more

Plus: Test Dept, Quando Rondo, Caleb Giles, Brit Floyd, Heather Woods Broderick, Subhumans, Obituary/Abbath, and more tour news.

Rage of Armageddon fest happening at Saint Vitus (Razor, Broken Hope, Morbid Saint, Embalmer, Dr. Shrinker & more)

In addition to Stardust and Martyrdoom, Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus will host yet another multi-day metal festival this year. This one’s the third installment of Rage of Armageddon, and happens from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 with a number of veteran death and thrash bands including Broken Hope, …

The Heavy Lowdown: Slayer, Iron Maiden, Blake Judd, YOB, Roadburn 2015 lineup, Opeth, weekend shows & more

The above pic was posted on Slayer‘s Instagram earlier in the week. Does it herald, as many expect, a new Slayer album in 2015? Is it the genesis of their pivotal post-Hanneman/Lombardo/Rubin album…

Satan (UK) touring North America for the first time ever, including NYC (dates)

You may recall that the influential British proto-thrash metal band Satan achieved a rare feat for bands of their sort last year: they released a comeback album, Life Sentence, that received nearly universal critical acclaim…

The Heavy Lowdown (Valentine's Day edition): Deceased, Decapitated, Shirley Temple's metal relevance, & more

Real talk: the weather fucking sucked this week, and it shows few signs of improving over the weekend. On top of that, it’s Valentine’s Day today…

Deceased playing Saint Vitus in February

With one notable exception, the metal world was dominated by older acts in 2013. We’re not halfway into December yet, but 2014 is already piling up notable live appearances by legacy acts…