• Black Stone Cherry - KENTUCKY

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    KENTUCKY

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    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

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  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

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  • Dream Theater - THE ASTONISHING

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    THE ASTONISHING

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    So, Dream Theater is back with a release that many are calling their most in-depth, and yet polarizing release. Fair enough. With 34 tracks and clocking in at over two hours in length, it’s certainly the most challenging on a listener to fully grasp and comprehend. Along with THE ASTONISHING, you are expected to read the book of lyrics

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  • Megadeth - DYSTOPIA

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    DYSTOPIA

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    More than any other metal band in history, being a hardcore Megadeth fan is truly a rollercoaster ride. This is a band with multiple duds in their catalog, and yet they always seem to rebound. Think about it, they’ve truly had some bad releases in their catalog. RISK was terrible. THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO wasn’t a lot better. And yet,

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  • Anthrax - FOR ALL KINGS

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    FOR ALL KINGS

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    Depending on your perspective, Anthrax is either having a career resurgence or floundering at the end of their career. I’m stunned how many people actually didn’t like their last effort, FOR ALL KINGS. In these ears, that was the best effort of their career. What made it great, to me, was the mixture of crushing heaviness combined with some

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Image: Death Angel, pitriff, heavy metal, news, interviews, reviewsDEATH ANGEL have announced dates for their upcoming Summer European tour which begins on June 1st in Mining Austria at Metalfest Open Air. Tour dates can be seen below:

June
1 – Mining, Austria - Metalfest Open Air
2 – Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air
3 – Jaworzno, Poland - Metalfest Open Air

5 – Zadar, Croatia - Metalfest Open Air
7 – Milano, Italy - Metalfest Open Air
8 – Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air
9 - St. Goarshausen, Germany - Metalfest Open Air
10 – Pilsen, Czech Republic - Metalfest Open Air
13 – Osnabrück, Germany - Bastard Club
14 – Essen, Germany - Turock
16 – Clisson, France - Hellfest 2012
17 – Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
18 – Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
19 – Madrid, Spain - Sala Ramdall
20 – Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra
21 – Montpellier, France - Rockstore
22 – Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
23 - Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
26 - Leeds, UK - The Well
27 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
28 - London, UK – Underworld
29 – Bornwird, The Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air

Death Angel guitarist Rob Cavestany recently announced that their landmark debut, The Ultra-Violence, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be given the reissue treatment this summer:

"I am proud to announce that we will finally make our debut album, The Ultra-Violence available after more than 10 years out of print! Digitally remastered but, not altered – it sounds leagues better than the original pressing yet retains every ounce of vibe, character and feel that we put into our first record. To coincide with this release we will be performing the full album in its entirety this summer on tour in Europe. Perhaps even select dates in other parts of the world...we shall see where this takes us. Hope you enjoy this blast from the past as we go 'old school' and bring Bay Area Thrash in its most primal form from 1987 to 2012. Join us a we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Ultra-Violence!"



Relentless Retribution - Death Angel