Rivers of Nihil announce North American tour with Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

One of the finest tech death metal bands to have emerged in the last ten years, Reading PA group Rivers Of Nihil has announced a North American headline tour to support their stellar third full-length studio album, Where Owls Know My Name, released in March 2018 by Metal Blade Records. The March-April 2019 tour will also feature Entheos, Conjurer and Wolf King as opening acts. Continue reading “Rivers of Nihil announce North American tour with Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King”

Photo Gallery: Castle, Dread, Old Blood & Garbeast @ The Resident

December 5 2018, The Resident, Los Angeles CA: Last Wednesday, on a rainy night in downtown LA, occult rock heavy-hitters Castle came through on their Deal Thy Fate touring run, and were supported by local acts Dread, Old Blood and Garbeast. To say that every band played a great set would be an understatement, such was the quality of musicianship on display. If the rain scared you away and you weren’t in attendance, photographer C. Jones was there to capture some images for your viewing pleasure. Take a peek at his fantastic collection from this show below. Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Castle, Dread, Old Blood & Garbeast @ The Resident”

Playlist: Best Songs of 2018

Last week, we revealed the editor’s picks for the best albums of 2018, and now it’s time to go deeper into our year-end listathon. Some albums are meant to be listened to in their entirety, while others offer songs that stand out on their own. Then there were some EP releases that could not be considered for the best albums list but boast fantastic songs. This list spotlights the editor’s picks for the best songs of the year. Listen to it using the Spotify player below, and give Metal Assault a ‘Follow’ if you’re a Spotify user. Continue reading “Playlist: Best Songs of 2018”

DAWN FADES premieres “Lean” via Blabbermouth, announces Album Release Party | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles post-metal group DAWN FADES has revealed “Lean”, the opening track off of their self-titled debut album, out February 8 2019 on Metal Assault Records. The album will be released on limited-edition vinyl, in black and gold color variations, and on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are live on our web storeContinue reading “DAWN FADES premieres “Lean” via Blabbermouth, announces Album Release Party | Metal Assault Records”

Exclusive Premiere: Nyctophile – We Are The Darkness (Music Video)

Metal Assault is pleased to bring you another exclusive premiere, this one featuring Los Angeles based melodic death metal group Nyctophile. They released their debut full-length “We Are The Darkness” earlier this year, and have proven themselves as one of the more promising extreme metal bands to have emerged in the LA underground over the past two years. It is for good reason that the band is playing one of our own upcoming events, Saturday December 8 at 5 Star Bar. Here is your first look at the music video for the album’s title track. Check it out, and keep tabs on Nyctophile for lots more scintillating melo-death! Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: Nyctophile – We Are The Darkness (Music Video)”

Metal Assault Records signs LA Stoner Metal group SOLAR HAZE, debut LP set for 4-20 Release

Metal Assault Records is extremely excited to reveal its third signing, Los Angeles based stoner metal / psych rock quartet SOLAR HAZE. In a genre that has witnessed the emergence of a plethora of new bands in the recent past, these young men possess the creativity, the passion and the power to stand out from the pack and rise to the top. Continue reading “Metal Assault Records signs LA Stoner Metal group SOLAR HAZE, debut LP set for 4-20 Release”