Ticket Giveaway: Devin Townsend, Animals As Leaders & Monuments @ The Mayan 12/16

* This contest has ended. Winners are Pablo Garcia, Taylor Younani and Thad Kimo Watanabe. Tickets to the show available for purchase here. *

Multi-instrumentalist genius Devin Townsend has enjoyed a highly prolific 2014, filled to the brim with creativity and activity. He released the epic double concept album ‘Z2′ as well as the self-titled debut album for his blues/country rock project Casualties Of Cool. Besides, he has been touring as actively as ever, and currently finds himself on the ‘Abstract Reality’ North American tour with co-headliners Animals As Leaders and opening act Monuments. In its final week, the three bands will arrive in Los Angeles for a gig at the Mayan on Tuesday December 16. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Intronaut @ The Roxy 12/18

* This contest has ended. Winners are Avinash Mittur, Thad Kimo Watanabe and Victor Resendiz. Tickets to the show available for purchase here. *

The Pink Floyd of modern heavy metal, Los Angeles prog group Intronaut have come a long way since they started out in 2004. Four full-length albums and countless global live rituals later, they are on the cusp of marking their tenth year of existence with a grand celebration at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Thursday December 18. In this special tenth anniversary show, Intronaut will present songs from every album and will invite a guest musician or two to join them on stage. Besides Intronaut, opening acts Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes and The Great Wall will round out the lineup for what promises to be a memorable evening for all involved. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Twelve Foot Ninja @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip 12/17

* This contest has ended. Winner is Oscar Avalos. Tickets to the show available for purchase here. *

Australian eclectic rock/metal group Twelve Foot Ninja caught the eyes and ears of many on their first US tour in 2013 as an opening act to Periphery, and every night of that run, TFN succeeded in walking away as the most memorable band of the show. Now, they are coming to the end of a nine-week US run in support of In This Moment, and the final show of the tour is at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on December 17. Metal Assault in association with Live Nation and House Of Blues is giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Enter using the tab below. Contest ends on Monday December 15. Continue reading

Night Demon Travels 18,500 Miles To ‘Exterminate’ America With Raven

Ventura, California old-school metal trio Night Demon have successfully completed their ‘ExtermiNation America’ tour as main support to British legends Raven, a tour that spanned nine weeks and traveled a distance of 18,500 road miles through 30 states in the USA and 2 in Canada. Yours truly had the pleasure of being a part of this seemingly endless journey and wrote a ten-part ‘On The Road With Night Demon’ tour blog to chronicle the experiences and adventures from the tour via a combination of images and words. For your convenience, this post should serve as the home of this blog, and you can dig into it in this order (to link to each part, click on its respective thumbnail): Continue reading

DOWN Giveaway: LA Show Tickets + Other Goodies

* This contest has ended. Winner is Alfredo Serrato. You can still purchase tickets for the show here. *

New Orleans sludgelords Down are on tour again in the States with killer support acts Orange Goblin, B’last and King Parrot, and are set to invade Los Angeles with a gig at the Wiltern on Saturday December 6th. Metal Assault in association with Live Nation is bringing you a package giveaway which consists of the following items:

1. A pair of tickets for Down’s 12/06 LA show
2. One copy of ‘Down IV – Part 1′ EP (CD)
3. One copy of ‘Down IV – Part 1′ EP (Vinyl)
4. One copy of ‘Down IV – Part 2′ EP (Vinyl)
5. One copy of Down’s ‘Diary Of A Mad Band’ CD/DVD Continue reading