Album Review: Belphegor – Totenritual

By Rosie Walker

Named after one of the seven princes of Hell, the band Belphegor likes to push boundaries of what is socially acceptable. With startling aesthetics and evil lyrics, Belphegor is one of the most popular modern black metal bands in the world. Conjured in 1991, these Austrian fellas are always evolving and developing their dark, sinister sound. Things really picked up for the band in the mid 2000s, when the extreme European metal scene started to pay attention to the band’s commitment and dedication to their craft. They released their eleventh full-length album, ‘Totenritual’, through Nuclear Blast Records on September 15, and the anticipation was high. Continue reading “Album Review: Belphegor – Totenritual”

Exhumed announces US Headline Tour

Northern California deathgrind masters Exhumed have announced a run of US headline dates to promote their 6th full-length studio album ‘Death Revenge’, due out October 13 via Relapse Records. Arkaik will be the opening act on these shows. And as previously announced, Exhumed will also be supporting The Black Dahlia Murder on select shows prior to the headline run. Check out the dates below: Continue reading “Exhumed announces US Headline Tour”

Ticket Giveaway: Gojira @ Observatory North Park (San Diego)

French extreme metal giants Gojira are back in North America this fall for another leg of the world tour in support of their all-conquering latest album ‘Magma’, this time with opening acts Torche and Code Orange. The tour hits the San Diego area for a gig at The Observatory North Park on Thursday October 19th. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Gojira @ Observatory North Park (San Diego)”

Ticket Giveaway: Loudwire Music Awards @ The Novo DTLA

The first ever Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert will debut in Los Angeles, at The Novo DTLA on Tuesday October 24th. The ceremony will be hosted by Chris Jericho, and the concert lineup features Avenged Sevenfold, In This Moment, Anthrax, Halestorm, Body Count, Nothing More, Starset and Power Trip, along with special performances by Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine and Jamey Jasta. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Loudwire Music Awards @ The Novo DTLA”

Ticket Giveaway: Between The Buried And Me @ El Rey

North Carolina prog masters Between The Buried And Me are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their 2007 album ‘Colors’ this year by performing the album in its entirety on a headline tour across North America, with support acts The Contortionist, Polyphia and Toothgrinder. The tour hits Los Angeles for a show at the El Rey on Saturday October 7th. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Between The Buried And Me @ El Rey”