Exclusive Premiere: Mammoth – Paradigm

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Los Angeles-based instrumental progressive metal/fusion trio Mammoth are products of Musicians Institute and have been in existence for more than a decade, independently releasing three EPs and playing gigs regularly during this period. They caught Metal Assault’s attention when they were won a ‘battle of the bands’ to open for Mr. Big at the Saban Theatre in February 2015, and succeeded in leaving an extremely strong first impression with their performance. Now, the trio of Wes Thrailkill (guitar), Chase Bryant (bass) and Aliyar Kinik (drums) are preparing for the release of a new EP called ‘Innate’ in late May, and we are pleased to present to you the exclusive premiere of the track ‘Paradigm’. Feast your ears upon it below and spread it like wild fire: Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Fuzz @ El Rey Theatre 04/24

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San Francisco garage/psychedelic heavy rock trio Fuzz released their self-titled debut album in 2013, and following a successful gig at the Troubadour in 2014, are returning to Los Angeles for a headline show at the El Rey Theatre on Friday April 24th. Metal Assault in association with Goldenvoice is giving away one pair of tickets to the show. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Meshuggah @ House Of Blues Anaheim 04/13

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Swedish heavy metal giants Meshuggah are making a brief visit to the United States to play Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil in San Jose, California this month, and following their appearance at that event they will also do two special Southern California shows. They will perform at the House Of Blues Anaheim in Downtown Disney on Monday April 13 for what promises to be a typically ear-crushing, mind-blowing onslaught of extreme heaviness. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Sixx A.M. & Apocalyptica @ Club Nokia 04/11

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Featuring in its ranks Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and Guns ‘N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba along with vocalist/drummer/keyboardist James Michael, Los Angeles-based hard rock group Sixx: A.M. released their third studio album ‘Modern Vintage’ via Eleven Seven Music in October 2014. To present its material as well as older tunes, Sixx: A.M. will be embarking on their first ever headline tour in early April, and will perform at Club Nokia in downtown LA on Saturday April 11, as part of this tour. They will be bringing Apocalyptica and Vamps as support acts for the entire tour. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Nonpoint & 36 Crazyfists @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip 4/9

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Veterans of the American modern metal movement, Fort Lauderdale FL’s Nonpoint released their eighth studio album ‘The Return’ via Razor & Tie / Metal Blade in the summer of 2014, have been constantly on tour as always, and are about to embark on a US headline tour with support from Anchorage, Alaska’s best-known metal export 36 Crazyfists, and Providence RI based band Scare Don’t Fear. As part of the tour, the trio will play in Los Angeles at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip on Thursday April 9th. Continue reading