“The Day You Feel You’ve Got Nothing Left to Learn, it’s the Beginning of the End”: Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci discusses New Album, Touring, Guitar Camps & more

Prog titans Dream Theater released their 14th studio full-length, Distance Over Time, on February 22 via InsideOut Music / Sony, and later this month, will embark on a North American “evening with” tour, playing two full sets, comprising a mix of new and old material, plus Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory in its entirety, to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the iconic concept album’s release.  The band’s newest effort certainly leaves no stone unturned in capturing the essence of what the DT name has meant and represented for over 30 years, but at the same time it also carries a distinctly modern feel, and witnesses the band succeed in attaining the often elusive balance between consistency and evolution. Guitarist, co-founder and songwriter John Petrucci spoke to Metal Assault last Tuesday March 5, about all things DT and JP. Enjoy the in-depth chat below, along with a taste of the new music, track listing, tour dates and everything else. Continue reading ““The Day You Feel You’ve Got Nothing Left to Learn, it’s the Beginning of the End”: Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci discusses New Album, Touring, Guitar Camps & more”

Concert Review + Photos: Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel Devour San Antonio

February 17, 2019, Vibes Event Center, San Antonio, Texas: Undisputed champions of death metal, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel hit the road together for the first time. Death metal up-and-comers Blood Incantation and Necrot played the opening slots. For the 2019 edition of the North American tour they curate annually, Decibel magazine put together a package with an undeniable old-school death metal feel. Continue reading “Concert Review + Photos: Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel Devour San Antonio”

LA Stoner Metal / Psych Rock group SOLAR HAZE announces US West Coast Tour | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles CA stoner / psych quartet SOLAR HAZE will embark on a 10-day US West Coast tour this May, to promote their self-titled debut full-length, releasing 4.20 via Metal Assault Records. Having recently given it their all and more to track the album in the recording studio with producer Eddie Vazquez, Solar Haze is active again as a live band locally and regionally, and is chomping at the bit to finally take their skull-crushing, earth-shaking show on the road, to perform their staggering blend of in-your-face fast rockers and epic psychedelic jams. Continue reading “LA Stoner Metal / Psych Rock group SOLAR HAZE announces US West Coast Tour | Metal Assault Records”

LA Heavy Rock/Metal group VOID VATOR announces “Skeleton Crew” US Tour; finishes recording New EP with Bill Metoyer | Metal Assault PR

Fast-rising, hard-hitting Los Angeles CA hard rock / heavy metal quartet VOID VATOR has announced the “Skeleton Crew” US tour, a 5-week run that will take them from coast to coast this Spring. The tour begins on March 21 in Las Vegas NV and ends in Tucson AZ on April 22, spanning 19 states for a current total of 24 shows, with a few more dates to be added soon.  Continue reading “LA Heavy Rock/Metal group VOID VATOR announces “Skeleton Crew” US Tour; finishes recording New EP with Bill Metoyer | Metal Assault PR”

Ticket Giveaway: Between The Buried And Me, TesseracT & Astronoid @ Glass House Pomona

Prog titans Between The Buried And Me are currently in the midst of a North American headline run in support of their latest full-length Automata II, with opening acts TesseracT and Astronoid. The tour arrives in Southern California for a show at the Glass House in Pomona on Friday March 1, and Metal Assault has some free tickets for you. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Between The Buried And Me, TesseracT & Astronoid @ Glass House Pomona”

Within Temptation @ The Wiltern: VIP Package Giveaway

Dutch symphonic metal group Within Temptation will soon embark on a North American headline tour to promote their latest studio album Resist, with support acts In Flames and Smash Into Pieces. The tour will come to an end right here in Los Angeles with a show at The Wiltern on Tuesday March 19. Metal Assault has a special treat for all Within Temptation fans in LA. Continue reading “Within Temptation @ The Wiltern: VIP Package Giveaway”

SOLAR HAZE Unveil “Hawk in the Wind” via Doomed & Stoned | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles based stoner metal / psych rock quartet SOLAR HAZE is releasing their self-titled debut full-length on 4.20 via Metal Assault Records, and recently finished recording the album at Bonita Studios in Bonita, California. Solar Haze was produced, mixed, engineered and mastered by Eddie Vazquez, and we are finally ready to unveil the long-awaited first single off of the record. Continue reading “SOLAR HAZE Unveil “Hawk in the Wind” via Doomed & Stoned | Metal Assault Records”

DAWN FADES reveals Self-Titled Debut Album via Stoned Meadow Of Doom | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles post-metal group DAWN FADES is releasing their self-titled debut album this Friday February 8 via Metal Assault Records. One day before release, the band has unveiled the entire album via an exclusive premiere on esteemed doom-centric YouTube channel, Stoned Meadow Of Doom. Listen to Dawn Fades, LA Weekly‘s pick for ‘Album Of The Week’, using the YouTube player below. Continue reading “DAWN FADES reveals Self-Titled Debut Album via Stoned Meadow Of Doom | Metal Assault Records”