MATT KEEN Post ‘Everything Else’ Promo Video Feat. Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate Members, Taken From RAWKAHOLIC Volume1

MATT KEEN Post ‘Everything Else’ Promo Video Feat. Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate Members, Taken From RAWKAHOLIC Volume1

US multi-genre musician MATT KEEN, has released a new promo music video for ‘Everything Else’, feat. members from Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate & Snowblynd, the track is taken from the rock/metal sampler ‘Rawkaholic Volume 1’, which was released on July 5th, 2019 via Rock’N’Growl Records.

MATT KEEN playing with his rock and roll band Rebel Soul Revival, The Matt Keen Trio or working around the country as a solo acoustic artist, Keen brings an unparalleled honesty and grit to his every performance.

Video line-up:
Matt Keen – Vocals, Guitar (Rebel Soul Revival)
Steve Theado – Guitars (Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate)
Keith Pickens – Drums (Cattail Brew, Rat Bastard Syndicate)
Joe Viers – Bass (Cattail Brew, Snowblynd)

MATT KEEN is the front man and guitarist of Rebel Soul Revival who has been honing his eclectic style for years. MATT KEEN has an eclectic catalog and can be seen around the country playing with his various projects.


ESSENCE OF DATUM have furthermore revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of ‘Spellcrying Machine’.

ESSENCE OF DATUM have furthermore revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of ‘Spellcrying Machine’.

Instrumental progressive metal band ESSENCE OF DATUM have teamed up with Metal Insider for the premiere of the brand new track “Spellcryer”. The song has been taken from the band’s upcoming full length “Spellcrying Machine”, which will be released via Season of Mist on August 30th.

Listen to the track via METAL INSIDER at the link here

1. Synthetic Soul Extractor (06:05)
2. Shikari Algorithm (05:00)
3. Pendulum (05:56)
4. Vitality (04:00)
5. Spellcryer (06:32)
6. Binar (4:28)
7. Cavum Atrum (08:12)



One does not always need words to convey a story. If there’s anything that instrumental progressive metal duo ESSENCE OF DATUM proves, it’s that the power of music can do just that. ‘Spellcrying Machine’, the band’s third full-length, is set for an August release on Season of Mist and is bound to open up their creation to a wider audience.

ESSENCE OF DATUM was formed by guitarist Dmitry Ramanouski in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. After recording the first demos, the musician was joined by drummer Pavel Vilchytski who quickly became an irreplaceable part of the band as the man behind the machine-gun rhythm section.

From the very beginning, the project was meant to be purely instrumental, thus not giving the listener verbal or lexical means to comprehend or interpret the conceptual universe of the music. Providing fans with mere hints hidden in the artwork and track titles, the musicians challenge the listener to use their own imagination to explore the universe that ESSENCE OF DATUM created. Each album is part of a larger, fictional universe and ultimately, everything is bound together in one single story.

In 2013, the journey set off with the release of debut album ‘Event Horizon.’ the duo paint there a picture of a surrealistic world by means of soaring guitar melodies and groovy rhythms with an unbelievable technical precision. The second full-length ‘Nevermore’ (2017) opened a new chapter in which the ESSENCE OF DATUM universe was tainted by war, struggle, and fear, transformed by the band into powerful songs with melodic grace.

Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, the band’s third record, ‘Spellcrying Machine’, synthesizes the best of extreme, modern metal into an elegant and articulate whole. ESSENCE OF DATUM invites you to explore their universe.
Genre: Instrumental progressive metal

Dmitry Ramanouski (guitars)
Pavel Vilchytski (drums)

Recording line-up:
Dmitry Ramanouski (guitars)
Pavel Vilchytski (drums)
Peter Marakov (bass)

Cover artwork: Uladzimir Gross

Recording studio: FORZ studio

Producer / sound engineer: Dmitry Ramanouski

Mixing studio and engineer: Dmitry Haladko

Mastering studio and engineer: Dmitry Haladko

Pre-sales here

VARG VIKERNES’ YouTube Channel Banned As Part Of White Supremacist And Conspiracy Theorist Ban

VARG VIKERNES’ YouTube Channel Banned As Part Of White Supremacist And Conspiracy Theorist Ban

One of the channels affected by the new rules was Thulean Perspective, which was led by BURZUM frontman Varg Vikernes.

YouTube said in a statement:

“Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. This would include, for example, videos that promote or glorify N*zi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory. Finally, we will remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place.”

Varg Vikernes born on 22 March 1968, music-mad youngster Oystein Aarseth was described as a ‘quiet type’ with ‘strange friends’. For Oystein was into black and death metal,  In 1983, the Oslo teen and a fellow musician, Jorn Stubberud – known as Necrobutcher – bonded over a shared love of British band Motorhead. a year afther  the group Mayhem was born. Oystein was just 16, and later adopted the demonic name Euronymous. In 1991, tragically, Mayhem’s vocalist committed suicide. Then Necrobutcher left the band, and a man called Kristian ‘Varg’ Vikernes stepped in.

Described by another musician as ‘very intelligent, very charismatic, very evil’, Kristian was a force to be reckoned with Five years younger than Oystein, the two became friends. Kristian became known as The Count and, as well as performing with Mayhem, he continued to also release his own music under the project name Burzum.

Gradually, Mayhem became darker, to obsessed with Satan and evil. Oystein appeared in photos wearing a cape and with a sword, covered in corpse-like make-up. And soon the friendship soured. Kristian and Oystein became bitter rivals.

Kristian gave a newspaper interview in which he took credit for burning down a church. Some suggest this fuelled a contest to see ‘who could be more evil’.

Vikernes (Photo: PA Photos)


And then the evil escalated to a whole new level. Murder!   in August 1992, a drummer from another band stabbed a man 37 times.

The evil stakes were raised… The following year, in the early hours of 10 August 1993, Oystein was at home in his Oslo flat when someone came to his door. He answered it dressed only in his underwear, and the caller chased Oystein into the stairwell and stabbed him 23 times in the chest, back and head. Following Oystein’s death.

The black-metal music scene was devastated by the loss of an icon.

On 9 August 1993,

black-metal musician Oystein Aarseth, also known as Euronymous, was stabbed 23 times in the head, neck and back, at his flat in Oslo, Norway. Was his murder the result of a bitter musical power struggle?

Oystein (Photo: PA Photos)

Born on 22 March 1968, music-mad youngster Oystein Aarseth was described as a ‘quiet type’

Kristian Vikernes, who spoke of the murder in Kerrang! magazine  the twisted musician said . ‘His death means nothing to me. I will dance and piss on his grave,’ 

A man pleased to now be the kingpin of the black-metal scene?
Police searched Vikernes’ home and found 150kg of explosives, which they believe he planned to use to blow up a church. But was he also responsible for Oystein’s death? And if so, why?. The police believed his motive was the battle for leadership of the black metal scene.

In September 1993, Vikernes was arrested. The following year, he went on trial charged with Oystein’s murder, as well as arson and possession of illegal weapons. In court, Vikernes spoke out about his extreme beliefs.
‘Through church burning and black-metal music we will reawaken the Norwegians’ feelings of belonging to Odin, god of Norse myth,’ he said.
And he claimed he’d acted in self defence, that Oystein had planned to torture him to death. He said he’d gone to see Oystein, a row had broken out and he’d stabbed him.

During the trial, the court was surrounded by teenage girls dressed in black, clutching pictures of The Count – Vikernes.
In May 1994, Kristian Vikernes was found guilty of the murder of Oystein Aarseth and multiple arson attacks on historic churches in Norway.
He was sentenced to 21 years in prison. After serving 15 years, he was released on parole in May 2009.

He moved to France with his wife and children, but it seems he hadn’t renounced his evil ways. In July 2014, neo-Nazi sympathiser Vikernes, then 41, was convicted by a French court of inciting racial hatred, after he published racist blog entries. He was given a £6,400 fine and a six-month suspended sentence.

He’d previously denied the charges, claiming the blog was written by an online impersonator. Vikernes vowed he would appeal his conviction.

and now anno 2019 YouTube Banned VARG VIKERNES’  freedom to speak…. to be continued

(if there are inaccuracies, we apologize for this)



Tour Reminder – Kicking Off This Week – DISPLAY OF DECAY “Decimate The West Tour” (BC/CA/AZ/NV/AB)

L to R – Brandon Siefert (Bass); Tyson Travnik (Drums); Kland Kuly (Vocals); Sean Watson (Guitars)
Photo Credit – Lady Black Photography

DISPLAY OF DECAY “Decimate The West Tour”


The North American West Coast should brace themselves as Canada’s DISPLAY OF DECAY is setting out for their “Decimate The West Tour” this May and June. The old school death metallers from Edmonton, Alberta are set to brutalize shows in both Canada and the USA.
Destroying stages and performing at festivals for over a decade, DISPLAY OF DECAY know how to delight and punish their audiences with blast beats and evil gutturals. DISPLAY OF DECAY’s ‘Art In Mutilation’ (2018) (Gore House Productions) was well received by publications around the world and with an invitation to play the Las Vegas DeathFest they are bringing the infection to new fans in never before visited places.

They are veterans to the stage, opening for similar artists such as Kataklysm and Cattle Decapitation. They are eager to melt faces and shake crowds with their personal blend of old school death metal in the veins of Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus and Decapitated.

Formed in 2007, Display of Decay is widely noted for bringing a unique blend of old school death metal, with tinges of thrash and doom metal. Hailing from Edmonton, the band has spread their infection across Canada, sharing the stage alongside other elite acts such as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation & more. After four well-received indie releases, Display of Decay unleashed their full length “Art in Mutilation” featuring eight aural assaulting tracks that set the mosh pits ablaze.

Album Stream – “Art In Mutilation”

Slayer’s Gary Holt Needs ‘Your’ Help After A Heartwrenching Accident


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 Slayer’s Gary Holt Needs ‘Your’ Help After A Heartwrenching Accident

slayer and Exodus icon Gary Holt shared new photos on his Instagram page and asked the help of the Metal community.
Holt revealed that his and Lisa Holt’s old-time friend, Lee Diaz’s wife had a terrible car accident, and Lee is overwhelmed.

Here is that letter:
“Hey everyone, check it out. A super close friend of not only myself and @lisaholt777, but a super close friend to a large number of the metal community is in need of our help. M friend @diaz_art333 needs our help.
His wife was in a terrible car accident, and is fighting the fight of her life. Lee is overwhelmed right now with her care, and is by her side constantly. And we all know the day to day part of life doesn’t end when you have true priorities like this, such as bills, both the usual stuff and what will be massive medical costs as well.

I’ve put the link to the go fund me page in my profile, please donate what you can. Lee is an icon of the scene, and one of the greatest artists I have ever known. I’ve included a small example of his work. Check out his page for more.
He has done paintings of my granddaughter, my cat, my wife and I, and it seems everyone I know. And he does them for himself. Not for profit.
He needs our help, and he is one of those who don’t like to ask for anything. Please give what you can.”

 See full report and  photos Here

Source: Metalhead zone

Reveal’s Album “Overlord” and New Official Video “Master of Present and Past” Out Today!

Reveal’s Album “Overlord” and New Official Video “Master of Present and Past” Out Today!

Wormholedeath is proud to announce that Reveal’s new album “Overlord” is out today on all digital platforms worldwide.

The band stated:
“Overlord” is the most important album in our musical careers! In this album you can find lyrics inspired by epic fantasy, like Dragonlance or Michael Moorcok books and by personal experiences. The production is the best we could asked for and it took place between three countries (Germany, Sweden and Spain). Now you can watch our brad new video, “Master of Present and Past”, inspired on the character of Raistlin Majere, one of the most important in the Dragonlance world. We hope you enjoy!
Remember : Is Time to Reveal #istimetoreveal
Tino, Rob, David, Jorge, Helena and Dani.

Reveal are also glad to announce the collaboration with Nakerband, the prestigious merchandising company.
For more info :

Agent Fresco op Baroeg Open Air 2019 in Rotterdam


Submit Fest Presents: Agent Fresco at Baroeg Open Air 2019 in Rotterdam

After a successful third edition of Submit Fest and with the upcoming Jinjer show at Baroeg on August 11th, Submit Fest and Baroeg announce the Icelandic band Agent Fresco for the annual Baroeg Open Air on September 14th at Zuiderpark in Rotterdam.

Agent Fresco
The unique music of these Icelandic musicians cannot be described by just one genre. They prefer not to label the music themselves and award-winning vocalist Arnór Dan Arnarson, whose characteristic vocals carry the listener away, expresses it primarily as exploring their emotional and musical boundaries. Progressive and artistic math-rock fits best with their characteristic sound, in which so much more diversity can be heard than can be described in just one sentence. Untamed, graceful, momentous, dangerous and unpredictable as the capriciousness of the Icelandic weather and landscape. Light and dark at the same time.

In 2010 they released their first album A Long Time Listening, followed by the second album Destrier in 2015, which was received as a “work of art” and named best rock album of the year. With their tour as support from Leprous they have made a deep impression. They are currently working on the new LP3.

Baroeg Open Air
Agent Fresco will play at the main stage of Baroeg Open Air on September 14th at Zuiderpark in Rotterdam. Tickets are available in pre-sale for € 9.99 through the site of Baroeg Open Air. Visitors up to the age of 12 have free entry.

Submit Fest
Submit Fest is the indoor festival with thé best up and coming and breaking through metal acts from the local, national and international scene. This edition focuses on metalcore and progressive metal. This festival is organized by three ladies from Rotterdam who are collaborating with venue Baroeg. In addition to the festival, they also organize various ‘Submit Fest Presents’ shows.

Submit believes in the strength of the Dutch metal scene and the talent of the new generations.
Submit – supporting the scene together
SUBMIT Fest Presents: Agent Fresco – Baroeg Open Air 2019
Saturday 14th of September 2019
Where: Zuiderpark, Rotterdam
Open: 12:00
Samael (CH industrial / black metal)
Agent Fresco (IS progressive metal)
THE PROTOTYPES (UK drum ‘n bass)
Doctor P & Krafty Mc (UK dubstep)
Vive La Fête (BE electropop)
GOLD (NL dark rock / post-punk – Popunie Live)
Disturbance (NL punk – Popunie Live)
TerraDown (NL melodic groove metal)
Hallowed Fire (NL thrash metal)
+ more t.b.a
Tickets: Pre-sale €9,99,- (incl.)

Croatian Black Metal TRYGLAV Unleashes ‘Evil Dead’ Inspired Lyric Video

Croatian Black Metal TRYGLAV Unleashes ‘Evil Dead’ Inspired Lyric Video

New Album ‘Night of Whispering Souls’ Out May 31st via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records

Tryglav, the one man black metal band from Croatia has released a new lyric video for the single ‘Evil Dead’, a track inspired by the movie of the same title. The song is off the forthcoming debut album “Night of Whispering Souls” that will be unveiled on May 31, 2019, via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records.

TRYGLAV explains:

“Here is another song that I wrote for one of my previous bands. When I wrote this song, I was inspired by the “Evil Dead” movie. I think that the guitar, drums, and vocals are combined perfectly! It’s a personal favourite, I especially love the riffs for this track. Pure horror black metal! ”

Check out ‘Evil Dead’ at the following link here.

The solo act known as TRYGLAV comes from the dark mind of Boris Behara, who was looking to express his vision in his own way and have full control over the music.

Tryglav is a god in Slavic mythology that represents the sky, the earth, and the afterlife. Channeling this power since 2018, Behara creates melodic, aggressive classic black metal with 80’s horror imaginary that is suitable for all fans of the genre looking for something fresh to bang their heads to.

The new album is the perfect combination of velocity and melody, some tracks are fast and brutal and others are melodic with catchy choruses that are easy to pick up during the first listen.

The album will be released through Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records on May 31, 2019.

Track Listing:
1. Under My Skin
2. Night of Whispering Souls
3. Deadline
4. Evil Dead
5. Creature of The Night
6. Werewolf
7. Beyond The Limit



Album pre-order available here.

Tryglav is a Croatian one-man band formed in 2018 by Boris Behara. Tired of playing with people who didn’t have his same vision in music, at the beginning of 2018, he started with the idea to create his own band inspired by his love in black metal and horror imaginary. During the year 2018, seven songs have been composed and re-arranged in his personal studio many times before the final versions come out.
Due to the poor equipment for vocal recording, vocals had been entrusted to a singer called Morbid according to Behara’s lyrics and patterns. For the live shows and future records, vocals will be recorded by Behara. The idea for the plague doctors came out one day, when he thought how to create an impact imagine for the live shows.

In the year 2019, the album has been finished and the search for a studio for mixing and mastering had started. After many considerations, the studio was chosen, and the album was sent to Emissary Studios in Australia.
The album was sent then to some labels and after many considerations, Tryglav signed a worldwide deal with Italian label Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records.

MEI 18 De Klinker te Aarschot LA MUERTE – LOVESEXFEARDEATH Club Show review

MEI 18 De Klinker te Aarschot

Een la muerte lovesexfeardeath club show dat niemand wou missen hoorde ik bezoekers fluisteren , en ja hoor de zaal liep behoorlijk vol voor dit beloofde lovesexfeardeath avondje, drie bands waren voorzien o.a. Mule, Doganov en uiteraard La Muerte, wie graag bleef hangen en verder wilde feesten als een beest was er de smaakmakende DJ Stellarator.

Mule mocht het feestje openen, deze band speelt zoals ze zelf zeggen Tune low, smerige low afgestemde gitaren die een stoomboot van Doom minded noise creëren, zonder enige zanglijn die het geheel zou opfleuren met een fris lentebriesje. Nee het trio dat uit twee noisy bastard (Joose A. – Koen D. bestaat met een helse drummer als Kurt D.B. hoeven geen geleuter met zangers of whatever.

De band speelde een korte donkere instrumentale openingsset die vrij diep ging en een zeer zeker indruk achter liet, volgens mij dan ook een zeer geschikte band om dit feestje in de juiste Dark stemming starten. Top

Doganov, deze Belgische band die het daglicht tartte anno 2010 is geen onbekende eend in de bijt meer. De band dat ook weer uit een trio bestaat onder de argus ogende Karl Cleeren (vocals) Frederic Cipriani (synths & programming) Filip Marchal (guitars) brachten reeds een EP ‘Something Dark To Dance To’, en vervolgens hun geweldige debuut onder de naam ‘Conducting Chaos’ dat op zeer goed onthaald en respons kon rekenen in verschillende scenes .

Doganov begeeft zich soms al te graag op glad-ijs met uitspraken als “Something dark to dance to!”
waarbij een mens zich maar al te vlug achter zijn rode oortjes begint te krabben?. Deze heren brengen zeker niets ultra-nieuw maar wel op een verfrissends nieuw toontje naar je toe, zo trackteren deze heren ons zaterdag wederom op een verrassende en nieuw materiaal van hun nieuwe Industrial geboorte EP “Twincest Games”.

nummers die verdomt goed in de oor liggen en zeer sterk live aanslagen, de mix industrial, EBM, rock, new wave met een likkebaarden ( R.Krups) Rammstein metal soundje gaat er dan ook bij elke Metal maar ook bij elke Dark wave fan binnen als zoete koek. Mensen begonnen spontaan te dansen waarbij ik terug geflitst werd in anno …. Waarbij bands als Die krups ect, de zine bespeelden. Wat me meteen opviel was dat Karl Cleeren (vocals) zijn stem een groter bereik bekomen toen ik hem voor het laatst aan het werk zag, deze heren hebben een internationaal product dat op meerder podiums zich zou thuis voelen…
conclusie ; een top performence

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La Muerte
Eind jaren 80, begin jaren 90 was La Muerte in België misschien wel één van de grootste en origineelste bands in het genre.

Zwarte rock ’n roll met een kruisbestuiving van depressieve bluesrock is de meest voor de handliggende beschrijving. Maar zoals zoveel Belgische bands, was het succes groter in het buitenland dan hier. Met geweldige adelbrieven, begint La Muerte twintig jaar later aan een nieuw avontuur dat blijkbaar mooie zijn gangetje gaat.
Wie Marc du Marais en konsoorten kent weet dat je altijd waar voor je geld krijgt, en ja dat was verleden zaterdag in het Aarschotse Klinker club wederom het geval.

La Muerte hoeft niet op grote festivals te staan als Dour, graspop, Roadburn om er een geweldige show van te maken, deze heren brachten de opgewarmde Klinker club in een boven natuurlijke extase waar menige bands maar kunnen van dromen. Zo brachten deze doorgewinterde Rock n Rollers DeeJ, Michel Kirby,Tino de Martino – Christian Z. meerdere nieuwe songs met afwisselde oudere werk waarbij creepy en ultra violence songteksten allemaal aan de revue passeerden.

Geweldige show ,waarbij Marc du Marais me achteraf vraagde of hij niet te lang was…? Nee? Marc volgens mij was die zelf te kort! lol  Keep the good work dude’s



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Do you remember this? The tragic story of Cliff Burton’s death

Do you remember this? 

The tragic story of Cliff Burton’s death

Clifford Lee Burton or simply Cliff Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band’s first three studio albums: Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. He also received a posthumous writing credit for the song “To Live Is to Die” from the band’s fourth studio album, …And Justice for All. 
During the European leg of the Damage Inc. tour in support of Master of Puppets, the band complained that the sleeping cubicles on their tour bus were unsatisfactory and uncomfortable. To decide who received pick of the bunks, Kirk Hammett and Burton drew cards. On the evening of September 26, 1986, Burton won the game with an ace of spades, thereby getting the first choice of bunk. Burton was sleeping shortly before 7 am on September 27 when, according to the driver, the bus skidded off the road (the E4, 12 miles (19 km) north of Ljungby), and flipped onto the grass in Kronoberg County. Burton was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him, resulting in his death.

The bus driver said that the crash was caused by the bus hitting a patch of black ice on the road, but James Hetfield later stated that he first believed the bus flipped because the driver was drunk. Hetfield also stated that he walked long distances down the road looking for black ice and found none. When local freelance photographer Lennart Wennberg (who attended the crash scene the following morning), was asked in a later interview about the likelihood that black ice caused the accident, he said it was ‘out of the question’ because the road was dry and the temperature around 2 °C (36 °F), above the freezing point of 0 °C (32 °F).

Watch Metallica talking about his death:

This was confirmed by police who – like Hetfield – also found no ice on the road. Ljungby detective Arne Pettersson was reported in a local newspaper to have said the tracks at the accident site were exactly like ones seen when drivers fall asleep at the wheel. However, the driver stated under oath that he had slept during the day and was fully rested; his testimony was confirmed by the driver of a second tour bus that was carrying the band’s crew and equipment. The driver was determined not at fault for the accident and no charges were brought against him.