Tzimani releases “Overdrive” Lyric Video, begins US Tour today | Metal Assault Management

San Diego “trad mod” duo TZIMANI has released a lyric video for the song “Overdrive” off of their 2018 self-titled debut EP, and are on the road to begin their Fall US tour. Watch the lyric video here, catch them at a show and get treated to a modern take on traditional metal! Continue reading “Tzimani releases “Overdrive” Lyric Video, begins US Tour today | Metal Assault Management”

Goliathan premieres behind-the-scenes “Vaalbara” video via Blank TV | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles CA instrumental doom / post-rock group GOLIATHAN has unveiled the second track, “Vaalbara” off of their upcoming new album, Albion, out November 16 via Metal Assault Records. Blank TV has premiered a behind-the-scenes video documenting the recording of “Vaalbara”. Watch it here: Continue reading “Goliathan premieres behind-the-scenes “Vaalbara” video via Blank TV | Metal Assault Records”

A Modern Pinnacle of Live Concert Films: Opeth’s ‘Garden Of The Titans’ is Breathtakingly Brilliant

Swedish progressive metal group Opeth is without doubt one of the greatest bands, if not the single greatest band, over the period of the last two-and-a-half decades. Through 12 studio albums, the band has continuously explored new dimensions of their creative expression, and even though they always maintained an instantly recognizable Opeth flavor in all of their work, they never shied away from experimentation and change in musical direction. For better or for worse, the death-metal-Opeth versus clean-singing-Opeth debate and division will always exist, but all fans and critics agree in unison that Opeth still remains one of the finest live acts going around, still able to deliver material of all varieties with equal precision and power. To present this quality of their musicianship, the band released three concert films with corresponding live albums, in 2003, ’07 and 2010 respectively. On Friday November 2 2018, Opeth unveiled the fourth release of this kind, Garden Of The Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl. A special, exclusive, one-off theatrical screening of the concert film was held at The Montalbán in Hollywood on the eve of the full release. One could not have imagined a more apt way to get the first taste of what is truly a brilliant offering by a brilliant band. Continue reading “A Modern Pinnacle of Live Concert Films: Opeth’s ‘Garden Of The Titans’ is Breathtakingly Brilliant”

San Diego “Trad Mod” duo Tzimani embarking on Fall US Tour | Metal Assault Management

In support of their self-titled debut EP, San Diego CA hard rock / heavy metal duo Tzimani is heading out on one final tour before the end of the year, a two-week run starting November 7 in Las Cruces NM and ending on November 20 in Los Angeles CA. Since the March 2018 release of the 6-track debut EP, Tzimani has completed two North American tours and played several high-profile regional shows to bring their fresh, unique brand of feelgood heavy music to life, and will head out on the road one more time this year, on a quest to conquer unchartered territories as well as reconquer familiar ones. Continue reading “San Diego “Trad Mod” duo Tzimani embarking on Fall US Tour | Metal Assault Management”

Metal Assault Records signs LA post-metal group Dawn Fades, debut LP details revealed

Metal Assault Records is very pleased to unveil its second signing, Los Angeles based post-metal quintet Dawn Fades. Metal Assault has worked with the band for a couple of its events in the LA area this year, and Dawn Fades’ live performance was mesmerizing and magnetic every single time, striking an unimaginable and often unattainable balance between ferocity and finesse, and always exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical expressions within the finite 30-minute duration typically allotted to them as a support act. Continue reading “Metal Assault Records signs LA post-metal group Dawn Fades, debut LP details revealed”

Exclusive Track Premiere: Our Dying World – Post Mortem

Our Dying World is the newest rising force amidst the vast plethora that is the Los Angeles metal scene. Formed by guitarist Tom Tierney in the year 2018 itself, Our Dying World is now ready to unleash their debut single, “Post Mortem”, showcasing the talents of vocalist David Ainsworth, as well as Raymond Sanchez of fellow LA band Thrown Into Exile, in the form of a guest guitar solo. Metal Assault is pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere, right here, right now. Listen to this skull-crushing, face-melting track using the Soundcloud player below. Continue reading “Exclusive Track Premiere: Our Dying World – Post Mortem”

Track Premiere: LA Instrumental Doom band Goliathan debuts “Albion”

Los Angeles based instrumental doom / post-rock group GOLIATHAN is releasing their new album Albion on November 16 via Metal Assault Records, and has revealed its title track, now streaming right here on Metal Assault. Listen to the track in its full glory using the SoundCloud player below. Continue reading “Track Premiere: LA Instrumental Doom band Goliathan debuts “Albion””

“Live Albums give you an Imagination that Studio Albums Don’t”: A Candid Conversation with Marty Friedman

To readers of this site, the name Marty Friedman needs no introduction. The legendary metal guitarist is releasing his new live album One Bad M.F. Live, his 14th solo album overall,this Friday October 19 via Prosthetic Records. Recorded at Centro Cultural in Mexico City on April 14 2018, this album is the rawest, purest representation and celebration of Marty’s career, as well as the sheer brilliance and class of his band, comprising Kiyoshi (bass), Jordan Ziff (guitar) and Chargeeee (drums). To celebrate the release, Marty Friedman and band will be playing a very special intimate concert at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on October 21. Marty recently spoke to Metal Assault to discuss the new record, his band, his favorite live albums, his memories of the Viper Room, and an obscure solo project from the past. Enjoy the candid conversation below. Continue reading ““Live Albums give you an Imagination that Studio Albums Don’t”: A Candid Conversation with Marty Friedman”

Three Decades and Counting: Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes discusses band’s 30th Anniversary

British band Paradise Lost not only originated a unique cross-section of sub-genres of heavy music, they stayed with it and kept refining it, and have now been doing so for 30 years. Based out of Halifax, West Yorkshire, Paradise Lost combined their inspirations and influences from the worlds of death metal, doom metal and gothic rock to formulate their own signature style and over the years, have given heavy metal enthusiasts a lot to absorb and cherish, releasing as many as 15 studio albums till date, touring around the world many times over, and showing no signs of stopping any time soon. This Fall, Paradise Lost is launching their 30th anniversary tour with a North American headline run, also featuring support acts Solstafir and The Atlas Moth. Vocalist Nick Holmes recently spoke to Metal Assault in a highly insightful, in-depth chat, discussing the band’s 30-year career and lots more. Enjoy the conversation below. Continue reading “Three Decades and Counting: Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes discusses band’s 30th Anniversary”

Featured Music Video: Los Angeles based Acid Doom group Old Blood unveils new single, “Enjoy. The Devil”

Since the release of their self-titled debut full-length album in 2016, Los Angeles CA based band Old Blood has emerged as one of the most fascinating perpetrators of psychedelic heavy rock. With compelling studio recordings and mesmerizing live performances, this band has all it takes to strike the right chord with fans of the genre. Old Blood first caught our attention with a spellbinding show at an obscure event at the Prospector in Long Beach on a fine September evening in 2017. Since then, we booked them on two of our events, and have tracked their progress closely. It came as no surprise to us that in 2018, the band got signed to Wright Records, an imprint of Sony Music. Last Saturday October 13, Old Blood unveiled their new single “Enjoy. The Devil” through a beautifully haunting and provocative music video. Watch it below, and be on the lookout for lots more from your new favorite acid doom band! Continue reading “Featured Music Video: Los Angeles based Acid Doom group Old Blood unveils new single, “Enjoy. The Devil””