Behemoth announces North American Tour with At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Polish extreme metal giants Behemoth have announced the “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” headline tour, with support acts At The Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. The tour will see the three bands trek across North America this October-November. Behemoth also recently completed work on their 11th full-length album, which will see a worldwide release via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Nuclear Blast (Europe) this fall. Check out the dates below, along with quotes from Nergal of Behemoth and Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates: Continue reading “Behemoth announces North American Tour with At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room”

Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’

Metal Assault is extremely delighted to bring you an exclusive album premiere spotlighting one of our absolute favorite sub-genres in heavy music, prog. Contrary to popular belief, there is a plethora of great new, young bands blossoming in hard rock and heavy metal today, but the prog world in particular continues to be blessed by the emergence of fantastic young talent. Continue reading “Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’”

Album Review: The Rare Breed – Looking For Today

The Rare Breed are one of those rare spectacles whose natural sound is deeply grooved in a classic formula that still rings strong with an identity of their own. The Rare Breed released a self-titled EP in 2015 and a follow up single in 2016 before being picked up by Ripple Music for the release of their full-length debut, ‘Looking for Today’. Performing as a three-piece, The Rare Breed channels their own groovy take on the Black Sabbath/stoner rock influences the music is derived from; the mix of their own original panache and the tried and true stoner rock values come together to create one of the hottest debut albums to come from an LA band. Continue reading “Album Review: The Rare Breed – Looking For Today”

Bloodbath forced to Postpone North American Tour

Swedish extreme metal giants Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their North American tour which was slated to begin this week. Here’s the statement they posted on their official facebook page:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

Photo Gallery: Fronterizo Fest 2 feat. Scorpions, Megadeth & more

April 27-29 2018, Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico: The 2nd edition of the Fronterizo Fest took things to a whole another level as compared to its inaugural event in 2017. The 2018 lineup featured Scorpions, Megadeth, Gojira, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura and many others, bringing a power-packed weekend of heavy music to the residents of Tijuana. Our man Chris McFly was in attendance to photograph as many bands as he possibly could. Enjoy his photos below, and keep supporting this killer new festival so that it only gets bigger in the years to come! Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Fronterizo Fest 2 feat. Scorpions, Megadeth & more”