Bandcamp Friday (November Edition): What’s New at Metal Assault Records

Happy Bandcamp Friday! In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 8 months and did not know, here’s the deal. Through all of today (until 11:59 PM Pacific Time), Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share, and letting us keep 100% of our sales revenue. Metal Assault Records has premiered a bunch of new music and launched a whole host of new merchandise items to coincide with Bandcamp Friday. Here’s a quick rundown. Continue reading “Bandcamp Friday (November Edition): What’s New at Metal Assault Records”

My Dying Bride: The Best Metal Band that You (Might) Have Never Heard Of

What groups come to mind when you think of doom and goth metal? Names such as Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Anathema are likely to be mentioned. However, we need to keep in mind that some of the most groundbreaking artists are those which have kept a relatively low profile over the years. One perfect example of this observation can be seen in My Dying Bride. Just what defines this massively influential group? What makes their music altogether different from their contemporaries? Let’s take a look at why you should make it a point to listen to their earlier work in order to appreciate just how far they have come. Continue reading “My Dying Bride: The Best Metal Band that You (Might) Have Never Heard Of”

Metal’s Reach Outside of Music

What started as an offshoot of rock soon became a phenomenon that garnered people in droves. Metal today is more than just a music genre, it’s a community of people that appreciate the fine sound of a bass and powerful vocals that can rip a crowd to shreds. While it might sound a bit dramatic, metal has helped millions around the world find their voice. Surprisingly enough, metal has a much bigger reach than a lot of us expect. Here are just a few of the places you might not have known boast metal music regularly and drive new fans into the community. Continue reading “Metal’s Reach Outside of Music”

Photo Gallery: WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA (LA Round 1, Battle 3) at Viper Room

Images by Haley Caroline & Ignacio Cordova
Words by Andrew Bansal

February 29 2020, The Viper Room, West Hollywood CA: The third battle in the preliminary Los Angeles round of this year’s Wacken Metal Battle USA took place last Saturday at the Viper Room, featuring a diverse six-pronged lineup of stellar local unsigned bands, the club packed with metalheads, and the evening filled to the brim with one fantastic performance after another. Even for locals that have previously seen any of these bands, this kind of event brings something extra special, as the bands strive to bring their A-game to the stage. Continue reading “Photo Gallery: WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA (LA Round 1, Battle 3) at Viper Room”