Doro Pesch on How a Song Becomes an Anthem: “It Has to Come Straight from the Heart and Soul”

To metalheads, the name Doro Pesch needs no introduction. You would be hard-pressed to find a metal musician so passionate and dedicated towards her craft, as Doro is. Her latest album Forever Warriors, Forever United was released in August 2018 via Nuclear Blast, and she has just landed in the United States with her band, to embark on a co-headline tour with Metal Church. Doro recently spoke to Metal Assault about touring in the States, set lists, anthems, future plans and more. Enjoy the chat below, and catch Doro on tour! Continue reading “Doro Pesch on How a Song Becomes an Anthem: “It Has to Come Straight from the Heart and Soul””

Amon Amarth announces ‘Berserker’ North American Tour with fellow Swedish bands Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Grand Magus

An unprecedented all-Swedish lineup of metal heavyweights is coming to invade North America this September-October! Amon Amarth will be returning to these parts in support of their 11th studio album Berserker (releasing May 3 via Metal Blade Records), and they are bringing along Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus with them.  Continue reading “Amon Amarth announces ‘Berserker’ North American Tour with fellow Swedish bands Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Grand Magus”

SOLAR HAZE Reveals Stoner Epic “Coven” via Ghost Cult Magazine | Metal Assault Records

LA stoner metal quartet SOLAR HAZE is gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album on vinyl and digital platforms on 4.20 via Metal Assault Records, and calling all heshers and metalheads to get ready for the monumental occasion, Solar Haze has revealed one of the many stoner epics that decorate the album. Continue reading “SOLAR HAZE Reveals Stoner Epic “Coven” via Ghost Cult Magazine | Metal Assault Records”

Letting the Good Times Roll: Craig Locicero & Kayla Dixon discuss new band Dress The Dead

Sustaining a group of people through any level of longevity and success is perhaps one of the most insurmountable challenges of the human existence. On the other side of the coin, limiting oneself to a single goal is equally difficult for a talented individual. As you and I know very well, these scenarios very much apply to our world of heavy music. You cannot keep talented musicians quiet for too long, you cannot limit them to a single project. Out of broken-up bands rise new ones, and oftentimes musicians in already successful, established bands stumble upon an exciting side-project. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dress The Dead combines the individual and collective pedigree of guitarists Craig Locicero (Forbidden, Spiral Arms, Manmade God) and Dan Delay (Drawing Heaven), bassist James Walker (Manmade God), drummer Mark Hernandez (Forbidden), and vocalist Kayla Dixon (Witch Mountain). Channeling the frustrations of the breakups of his previous bands into positive creativity, and finding the perfect group of musicians, Locicero has landed upon something special with Dress The Dead. Earlier this week, even as they were busy preparing for their first Los Angeles show this coming Friday, Metal Assault spoke to Craig Locicero and Kayla Dixon for an interview. Get to know this band through this in-depth chat, along with a taste of the band’s music. Continue reading “Letting the Good Times Roll: Craig Locicero & Kayla Dixon discuss new band Dress The Dead”

Peace and Rock: In conversation with Graveyard frontman Joakim Nilsson

In the last decade or so, Swedish band Graveyard has mastered the art of classic hard rock. From their 2006 inception to now, the group has steadily emerged and built up to become one of the dominant purveyors that are keeping the genre alive and kicking, with their fresh take on an age-old style of music. Graveyard’s fifth and latest studio album Peace was released in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records, and witnesses the band’s coming of age into one of the finest groups of dynamic songwriters and musicians. Performing songs new and old, Graveyard is currently on a co-headline North American tour with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Last Tuesday March 12, guitarist/vocalist Joakim Nilsson spoke to Metal Assault about all things Graveyard. Enjoy the chat below, get a taste of the new music, and catch the band on tour! Continue reading “Peace and Rock: In conversation with Graveyard frontman Joakim Nilsson”

TZIMANI releases “We Are The Ones” Music Video; set to embark on US + Canada Tour next week | Metal Assault Management

San Diego hard rock / New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal duo TZIMANI has released a slick new music video for the high-octane speed demon “We Are The Ones”, off of their self-titled debut EP. The NWOTHM Full Albums YouTube channel has premiered the music video, and you can watch it below. Continue reading “TZIMANI releases “We Are The Ones” Music Video; set to embark on US + Canada Tour next week | Metal Assault Management”

Metal Assault Records announces TYRANIS as First Confirmed Band for Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1

Metal Assault Records is extremely excited to announce Orange CA old-school heavy metal group TYRANIS as the first confirmed band for Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1, the label’s brand new compilation project which is slated for an August 9 release. Continue reading “Metal Assault Records announces TYRANIS as First Confirmed Band for Metal Assault Mixtape Vol. 1”

Photo Gallery: John 5 and the Creatures featuring Alice Cooper @ Club Red, Mesa AZ

February 26 2019, Club Red, Mesa AZ: This winter and Spring, John 5 is bringing his eccentric guitar playing and showmanship to stages across North America on the Invasion tour, with his group John 5 and the Creatures, plus support acts Jared James Nichols and Dead Girls Academy. The tour continues to promote the 2018 live album It’s Alive but also gives audiences a taste of brand new music, which will be presented in the new studio album, Invasion, due out in 2019. The 6-week trek began in Las Vegas NV on February 23 and quickly made its way to Mesa, Arizona, for a show at Club Red, which also featured a guest appearance by Alice Cooper. Our man Chad Alexander was on-site to capture some stills for us. Check out his photos below, and catch John 5 on the Invasion tour if it’s coming anywhere near you! Continue reading “Photo Gallery: John 5 and the Creatures featuring Alice Cooper @ Club Red, Mesa AZ”