Ticket Giveaway: King Diamond + Uncle Acid + Idle Hands @ The Wiltern (12.1)

On Sunday December 1, heavy metal icon KING DIAMOND is returning to Los Angeles as part of ‘The Institute’ 2019 North American tour, also featuring UK psych rockers Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, and fast-rising Portland, Oregon gothic rock/metal group Idle Hands. This lineup has “show of the year” written all over it, and we don’t want YOU to miss it! Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: King Diamond + Uncle Acid + Idle Hands @ The Wiltern (12.1)”

Exclusive Track Premiere: Living Darkness – Destructible

Los Angeles’ finest new band in the modern wave of old-school traditional heavy metal, is Living Darkness. The group has recently started gigging in the local scene and already created a strong impression with their music and performances. Punctuated by soaring clean vocals, dual lead guitar attack and a powerful rhythm section, Living Darkness has the potential to do great things in this genre. They are now ready to unveil their debut single, “Destructible”, and Metal Assault is pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere. Listen to the song below:

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Album Review: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest

There was a time when hard rock and heavy metal bands were prolific to the extent of releasing a new full-length album every year, a time when quantity matched quality and it was not one or the other. That time is long gone, as touring has become a necessity to drive sales, and for a majority of bands it takes anywhere between 2 and 4 years to come up with a new album, as most of them attempt to cope with the challenges of balancing the touring and creative cycles, striving to find the time, space and inspiration to create new music. And then there are some bands that take much longer than 4 years or do not bother writing new music at all, choosing to cash in on their legacy instead. Continue reading “Album Review: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest”

To Valhalla and Back: Demons & Wizards enthrall Los Angeles Audience for Their First Ever North American Appearance

August 17 2019, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA:¬†In the world of heavy metal, it is not often that there is massive demand for a two-album side-project to release a new album and to perform live, specially when the protagonists of said side-project are primarily known as members of high-profile bands that are actively writing, recording and performing all over the world. Continue reading “To Valhalla and Back: Demons & Wizards enthrall Los Angeles Audience for Their First Ever North American Appearance”

Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1 Sells Out Within A Day After Release; Vol. 2 Announced

Metal Assault Records is psyched to report that our first ever compilation release, simply titled Metal Assault Mixtape: Vol. 1, completely sold out of its stock of cassette tapes within a day after its August 9 release. Based on the success of Vol. 1, we are pleased to announce¬†Metal Assault Mixtape: Vol. 2. Continue reading “Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1 Sells Out Within A Day After Release; Vol. 2 Announced”