Album Review: Mountain Tamer – Godfortune Dark Matters

Jesus Christ, what a wild album. The young band Mountain Tamer has personality up the yin-yang; the psychedelic three-piece moves and grooves with a freaky fresh grunge-doom that establishes one of the freshest and more dynamic musical personalities within the up-and-coming music scene. The album ‘Godfortune Dark Matters’ displays a spectrum of songwriting talent that captures some of the best tonalities from the ’90s grunge scene and the modern stoner metal/rock movement. Continue reading “Album Review: Mountain Tamer – Godfortune Dark Matters”

Shock Rock Spectacle: Alice Cooper thrills Los Angeles with Paranormal Evening

August 12 2018, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA: Even in the year 2018, there is a vast plethora of classic hard rock and heavy metal bands of the ’70s and ’80s, still playing shows around the world. In all honesty, most of them have become a caricature of their own past glory days and make for terrible live acts in the present day, milking their hits to the absolute last drop. But there is a handful of classic bands that are still at the peak of their powers. Last Sunday at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, we experienced both ends of this spectrum. Continue reading “Shock Rock Spectacle: Alice Cooper thrills Los Angeles with Paranormal Evening”

Exclusive Premiere: LA’s most promising symphonic metal band Anthea unveils music video for new single, ‘Reach’

Los Angeles is blessed with musical talent unbound, and in the symphonic metal genre, there is none more promising and exciting than Anthea. The band has won new fans with every live performance, and is aiming to conquer territories much further beyond with their new studio recordings. Their scintillating new single ‘Reach’ is perfectly representative of what this band stands for, with scorching keytar leads complemented by crushing heavy guitar riffs and punctuated by solid, wide-ranged vocal delivery. Metal Assault has worked with this band and booked them on some of our shows, solely because we are huge fans of what Anthea has to offer musically, and this is a mere example of what they are capable of. We are proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the music video for ‘Reach’. Watch it below, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots more from Anthea! Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: LA’s most promising symphonic metal band Anthea unveils music video for new single, ‘Reach’”

Castle signs with Ripple Music, announces New Album

It takes a special level of finesse, expertise and power to stand out above and beyond everyone else in a genre flooded with bands, and San Francisco group Castle certainly possesses that in plenty. The stoner doom band has left minds blown and audiences awe-struck with every studio release and live performance in their nearly ten-year long career thus far, and it comes as no surprise that the powers-that-be at Ripple Music have summoned Castle to join and decorate the much lauded stoner metal record label’s roster of great bands. Continue reading “Castle signs with Ripple Music, announces New Album”

Video Premiere: NY melodic death metal band The Silencer unleashes New Single “Within”

New York based melodic death metal band The Silencer is the brainchild of former Julius Seizure frontman and Will Killmore drummer Charlie Corletta, and in the past four years, has risen out of the NY/NJ metal underground to present some compelling music of their own. Metal Assault is pleased and proud to premiere the music video for their newest single, “Within”. Watch it below. Continue reading “Video Premiere: NY melodic death metal band The Silencer unleashes New Single “Within””

Seattle doom duo Year Of The Cobra announce Label Signing, set to begin US headline tour this week

Two-piece bands are cultivating the new revolution and evolution in heavy music, and there is none more incredible than stoner doom duo Year Of The Cobra from Seattle, Washington. Comprising the awesome twosome of Jon Barrysmith on drums and Amy Tung Barrysmith on vocals and double-fridge bass attack, YOTC have already come a long way in their 3 years as a band, crushing stages and making new fans one show at a time. The band has signed to Prophecy Productions, and will embark on a US headline tour this week. Continue reading “Seattle doom duo Year Of The Cobra announce Label Signing, set to begin US headline tour this week”