Photo Gallery: Heavy Wednesdays Vol. 5 feat. THE BLUE PRISON, Strange Imperial & Break @ The Down N Out

Photos by Trinidad Valdez

February 19 2020, The Down N Out, Los Angeles CA: Volume 5 of our weekly “Heavy Wednesdays” series at the DNO in downtown LA took place last night, and featured a diverse three-pronged lineup – instrumental shred duo The Blue Prison (also featured on Metal Assault Mixtape: Vol. 2 recently), psychedelic rockers Strange Imperial, and hard rock quintet Break. We love doing these events at the DNO every week, and last night made for a good time, with stellar performances from all three bands and a good gathering of locals enjoying the live music on offer. Luckily we had photographer Trinidad Valdez (False Door Photo) in attendance and kind enough to send us these fantastic captures from the evening. Check out the images below, and if you are in or near downtown Los Angeles, we strongly encourage you to make it a point to attend our FREE Heavy Wednesdays! Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Heavy Wednesdays Vol. 5 feat. THE BLUE PRISON, Strange Imperial & Break @ The Down N Out”

Photo Gallery: YEAR OF THE COBRA w/ Old Blood, Solar Haze & Ancient Fears @ Old Towne Pub Pasadena

Photos by Haley Caroline

February 17 2020, Old Towne Pub Pasadena CA: Last Monday’s Metal Assault event was truly one for the books. Seattle doom metal duo Year Of The Cobra returned to the Los Angeles area as part of their ongoing US West Coast tour in support of the fantastic new album, Ash And Dust. The local support cast comprised two of Metal Assault Records’ own, acid doom juggernaut Old Blood, and stoner / psych rockers Solar Haze, along with the ever-amazing epic synth prog doom quartet, Ancient Fears as opening act. Continue reading “Photo Gallery: YEAR OF THE COBRA w/ Old Blood, Solar Haze & Ancient Fears @ Old Towne Pub Pasadena”

Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 2: Release Date, Track Listing Revealed; Pre-Orders Launched

Following the success of the label’s first mixtape compilation released last summer, Metal Assault Records is very excited to announce the sequel, Metal Assault Mixtape: Vol. 2, featuring 11 mighty fine underground heavy bands from Los Angeles and beyond. Continue reading “Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 2: Release Date, Track Listing Revealed; Pre-Orders Launched”

Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-19)

We are nearing the end of 2019, and what we are experiencing together is a moment that will be remembered in the distant future as significant in music history. Why so? Because it brings to an end the decade of the 2010s, and what a glorious decade of hard rock and heavy metal it has been. Without further ado, here are the editor’s picks for the top 20 metal albums of the decade (2010-19).  Continue reading “Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-19)”

Photo Gallery: Ancient Fears, Armed For Apocalypse, Rowsdower & Starburner @ The Lexington

Photos by C. Jones

December 1 2019, The Lexington, Los Angeles CA: Last Sunday, Metal Assault had the pleasure of hosting a great evening of skull-crushing heaviness, featuring one of LA’s most definitive doom bands, Ancient Fears, touring act Armed For Apocalypse from Chico CA, and two fantastic local support acts, Rowsdower and Starburner. Our man C. Jones was in attendance to capture some stills for us. Enjoy them below, and do yourselves a favor by giving all four of these bands a listen. Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Ancient Fears, Armed For Apocalypse, Rowsdower & Starburner @ The Lexington”

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)”