In recent years, heavy metal has spread its wings and found an audience in countries you would have never imagined even a few years ago as places with a potential metal scene. But nowadays, metal is truly a global phenomenon. One of the regions that has rapidly developed its scene in the past few years is South-East Asia, and one country in this part of the world that’s attempting to create its own scene is Bangladesh. Primitive Invocation, an underground extreme metal promotion company based in the city of Dhaka, have been working hard at putting together gigs and are also running a fanzine. They’ve successfully organized events in the recent past, and are now gearing up for their next event, the appropriately titled ‘Banish The Posers’ Fest which is set to take place at the Russian Cultural Centre in Dhaka on Saturday November 16. Continue reading
Genre-defying southern quintet KYLESA has announced a new October US headlining tour. The tour will kick off on October 1st in Athens, GA, and end on October 27th in Richmond, VA. The tour will see support from Pinkish Black and Sierra. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Continue reading
Jeff “Oly” Olson has joined forces again with THE SKULL, the band he formed with fellow original member of Chicago doom-metal legends TROUBLE vocalist Eric Wagner and the band’s longtime bassist Ron Holzner.
Olson states, “I know that I’ve mentioned that I wouldn’t perform TROUBLE’s music anymore unless it’s with the other original members, but I’ve had a change of heart. I want to rock again. Although I have been having a great time playing keys for IN~GRAVED (led by former Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin), I miss the drums and playing classic TROUBLE songs. I’m still going to jam with Victor, but there is room for THE SKULL too.” Continue reading
Fresh off the just-completed Rockstar Mayhem festival circuit which took them to 17 different U.S. states & Canada, Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD are set to heat up the last days of summer with a headlining trek this September/October with direct support from labelmates KADAVAR from Germany plus GYPSYHAWK from Los Angeles, WILSON from Detroit (select dates), and openers MOTHERSHIP from Dallas, Texas. Continue reading