Ticket Giveaway: Decibel Tour feat. Cannibal Corpse & Morbid Angel @ Fonda Theatre

The 2019 edition of Decibel Magazine’s annual extreme metal touring extravaganza features heavyweights Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, along with support acts Necrot and Blood Incantation. The Decibel Tour is coming to Los Angeles for a show at Fonda Theatre on Thursday February 21. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Decibel Tour feat. Cannibal Corpse & Morbid Angel @ Fonda Theatre”

Photo Gallery: New Years Eve @ 5 Star Bar

December 31 2018, 5 Star Bar, Los Angeles CA: Volume #2 of Metal Assault’s annual “New Years Eve Metal Madness” was held at 5 Star Bar last Monday, featuring an all-new, diverse lineup of hometown bands, headlined by acid doom rising force Old Blood and supported by hard rock outfit Sick Mystic, goth rock group The Faint Endless, thrashmongers Beyond The Roots and teenage rock ‘n roll sweethearts Speed Of Light. ’twas indeed a fun time and an apt way to ring in the new year. If you were there, you’re welcome. If you weren’t, our man C. Jones was on site to capture these killer stills for your viewing pleasure. View them below, and keep tabs on these bands as well as our upcoming events in 2019! Continue reading “Photo Gallery: New Years Eve @ 5 Star Bar”

DAWN FADES Releases Stunning new Music Video for “Freeze” | Metal Assault Records

Los Angeles post-metal band DAWN FADES is releasing their self-titled debut album on February 8 via Metal Assault Records, and the band has just unveiled a stunning music video for the lead single “Freeze”, premiered exclusively through Doomed & Stoned. Watch the video in its full 4K glory below. Continue reading “DAWN FADES Releases Stunning new Music Video for “Freeze” | Metal Assault Records”

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”