Category Archive: Live Shows

May 21

Max & Iggor Cavalera on touring, the new Cavalera Conspiracy & Football

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Heavy metal brothers Max & Iggor Cavalera just finished one of the longest North American tour that Cavalera Conspiracy has ever done. Since their latest album, Pandemonium was released last November. Cavalera Conspiracy was on the road this year with Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity (Blind) & Lody Kong, not only promoting the new album, but destroying …

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May 18

Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish talked to us about touring North America & Endless Forms Most Beautiful

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As a band that has been the pioneer of a metal genre that had influenced thousands of bands around the world, and whose fans are counted among millions worldwide, Nightwish, is considered one of the best metal bands around the world. With the release of their eight studio album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the band …

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May 12

Charlotte Wessels of Delain on touring North America, new music, and guesting on the new Kamelot album

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Currently Delain is finishing their third North American tour in three consecutive years, something that gradually for their fan base it had become some sort of tradition (yes, we would love to have them in 2016 too, let’s hope that happens). But since their first tour in 2013, Delain had played decent size venues across …

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May 08

INFERNO Festival 2015 – Day 2 (04/03/15. Oslo, Norway)

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Inferno‘s friday started with Italians death metallers ADE who crushed the John Dee’s venue with their screams and blasting drums… you can note George Kollias‘ influence into their sound which is closer to technical death metal than other styles, Italian death metal attack !!! Later, americans Goatwhore thrashed Rockefeller’s stage while presenting some of their new album Constricting …

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Apr 27

Sworn Enemy discussed touring, the New York hardcore scene, and more.

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During the last 18th years Sworn Enemy had become one of the most important bands in the modern New York hardcore scene, following the steps of titans like Agnostic Front, Bad brains, or Minor Threat. They opened their own path into a wild scene that had already a pre-established legacy. Use Facebook to Comment on …

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Apr 26

INFERNO Festival 2015 – Day 1 (02/04/15. Oslo, Norway)

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INFERNO‘s Day 1 started with Italians Haemophagus who injected a dose of grind death metal to the fest, even when the venue was not full, they did the job onstage. Then, Norwegians Execration hold death metal on the air by presenting their new album Morbid Dimensions with a fleshy and demential sound… Later, Indians Inner Sanctum went to the stage to …

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Apr 18

INFERNO Festival 2015 – Club Day (04/01/15. Oslo, Norway)

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INFERNO is the biggest metalfest in Norway, mostly dedicated to Norwegian Folk-Black Metal with some bands from abroad, including some non Black Metal bands. This year’s INFERNO conmemorates the 15th edition of this “black easter” festival, starting with its traditional Club Day which is the appetizer of the main event. Four stages in three venues present the best …

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Apr 09

Enslaved-YOB-Ecstatic Vision at Baltimore’s Soundstage

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For all North American Enslaved fans, March was a pretty exciting month.  Not only did they unleash their 13th studio album, In Times, but they crossed the seas for a three-week coast to coast tour.  Enslaved filled their line-up with a blend of doom and jammy rock n roll. Pacific Northwest Doom acts YOB and Ecstatic …

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Apr 06

Chuck Billy of Testament discussed Dark Roots Of Thrash II tour & the upcoming new album.

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There is always a sense of joy after witnessing a well crafted thrash metal show, no matter if it was the show’s sound, the energy from the crowd, or the relevance of the bands up on the stage, but watching a show of Testament & Exodus is just a thrash metal treat on itself. I …

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Apr 02

The Unplanned Path: A Conversation with Greg Mackintosh of Vallenfyre

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I was introduced to Vallenfyre in 2011 during the press days previous to the release of their début album, A Fragile King. The band was founded by vocalist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) as a grief response to his dad passing in 2009, the album itself is full of doom melodies with really heavy and intense riffs, and …

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Mar 30

Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates discussed touring & At War With Reality with The Age Of Metal

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The 2015 Decibel Magazine tour kicked off last Friday at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The bill for this edition of the tour is extremely heavy as it is diverse as well; UK’s Vallenfyre is the band in charge of opening the show, follow by Pallbearer, Converge, and the godfathers of melodic death metal, …

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