Ticket Giveaway: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ Greek Theatre

Australian psych rock / stoner metal group King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be touring North America this August-September, in support of their upcoming 15th studio album, Infest the Rats’ Nest, which takes on a decidedly more metal direction than the band has ever delved in through their distinctly eclectic and prolific 9-year career thus far. For this upcoming North American tour, they are bringing along Stonefield and ORB as opening acts, and for all the rock ‘n rollers and metalheads that follow our website on the regular, there is no better time than now to get your dose of the King Gizz concert experience. The tour visits Los Angeles for a show at Greek Theatre on Tuesday August 13, and we have free tickets, just for you! Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ Greek Theatre”

Exclusive Premiere: Soul Grinder – Hunting the Prophecy (Music Video)

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, SOUL GRINDER is one of the fastest rising and most noticeable extreme metal acts to have emerged in the last three years. The trio of Alex Avery (guitar), April Dimmick (vocals and bass) and Kevin Ross (drums) present their brand of impeccable musicianship with undeniably entertaining and compelling visual imagery. Soul Grinder is releasing their debut full-length, The Prophecy of Blight, today, July 5 2019. Metal Assault is more than thrilled to run an exclusive premiere of the music video for the song “Hunting the Prophecy”, which features on the album. Watch it in all its glory below, and be on the lookout for much more from Soul Grinder in the immediate future. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: Soul Grinder – Hunting the Prophecy (Music Video)”

Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1: Final Band Lineup & Track Listing Revealed

Metal Assault Records is very, very thrilled to unveil the final band lineup and track listing for Metal Assault Mixtape – Vol. 1, our very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring 9 of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music! 9 bands, 9 brand new, previously unreleased tunes. Continue reading “Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1: Final Band Lineup & Track Listing Revealed”

LA Doom/Sludge Unit ANCIENT FEARS to release Debut Single “Trial to Fire” on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1

Metal Assault Records is pleased to announce that one of our favorite Los Angeles based bands, atmospheric stoner/doom/sludge metal quartet ANCIENT FEARS, is revealing their debut single, “Trial to Fire”, exclusively on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1, releasing via cassette tape and all digital platforms on August 9. Continue reading “LA Doom/Sludge Unit ANCIENT FEARS to release Debut Single “Trial to Fire” on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1″

LA Shock Rock / Horror Metal Legends HAUNTED GARAGE to release “Surf Nazis Must Die” on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1

Metal Assault Records is beyond thrilled to announce that legendary Los Angeles shock rock / horror metal group HAUNTED GARAGE is unleashing a new single called “Surf Nazis Must Die”, exclusively on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1, releasing via cassette tape and all digital platforms on August 9. Continue reading “LA Shock Rock / Horror Metal Legends HAUNTED GARAGE to release “Surf Nazis Must Die” on Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1″

“It’s Actually a Great Time to be Playing Music”: Mountain Tamer discuss Latest Album, Touring, Music Industry, LA Scene and more

Heavy psych trio Mountain Tamer started out in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011, moved to Los Angeles a few years later, and have since become an integral part of the LA underground heavy music community. Comprising Andru Hall (guitar/vocals), Casey Garcia (drums) and Dave Teget (bass), Mountain Tamer has been hitting it particularly hard since the August 2018 release of their second full-length, Godfortune / Dark Matters, and are gearing up for lots more activity. Right now they are getting ready to share the stage with Omega Sun (Slovenia), Captain Caravan (Norway) and Solar Haze (LA) for a free show next Monday May 20 at the Down N Out in downtown Los Angeles. Earlier this week, Metal Assault sat down with Andru and Casey for an in-depth conversation about the band’s latest release and tours, their thoughts on the current state of the music industry, SF vs LA scenes, future plans and more. Enjoy the chat below, along with a taste of the band’s music. Continue reading ““It’s Actually a Great Time to be Playing Music”: Mountain Tamer discuss Latest Album, Touring, Music Industry, LA Scene and more”

Exclusive Album Premiere: Austin TX Stoner Punk / Rock ‘N Roll Trio AMERICAN SHARKS Return with ’11:11’

AMERICAN SHARKS made an emphatic arrival into the world of heavy music with their 2013 self-titled debut album and subsequent touring with bands such as GWAR, Clutch, The Sword, Red Fang, Big Business, Corrosion of Conformity and others. It was at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip (R.I.P.) on their 2013 tour with Clutch and The Sword when we first discovered American Sharks, and they left an indelible impression with a high-octane exhibition of their self-created blend of stoner fuzz, punk and rock ‘n roll. Continue reading “Exclusive Album Premiere: Austin TX Stoner Punk / Rock ‘N Roll Trio AMERICAN SHARKS Return with ’11:11’”