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The Burial Tide – video from Womansion 12.18.2010

The Burial Tide – video from Womansion 12.18.2010

The Burial Tide playing live at Womansion – (another Going Postal show) 12.18.2010 the audience … Read entire article »

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Dreaming Dead (live) — 2 videos from Red Hat (+1 from Exhausted Prayer)

Dreaming Dead (live) — 2 videos from Red Hat (+1 from Exhausted Prayer)

Dreaming Dead Here are two videos of Dreaming Dead (metal from Los Angeles) playing at Red Hat in Concord. You might recognize Elizabeth Schall, the singer/guitarist, who used to be in the band Manslaughter. Her new band is Dreaming Dead, which was touring along with with Exhausted Prayer. Dreaming Dead is Elizabeth Schall: Vocals/Guitars, Juan Ramirez: Bass, Michael Caffell: Drums/Vocals/Samples. Bonus 12.31.2010 adding one from … Read entire article »

Neurosis Schedule Two San Francisco Shows!

Neurosis Schedule Two San Francisco Shows!

Boy, it looks like I’ll be going to the Great American Music Hall a lot in the coming months.  They’ve been announcing awesome show after awesome show.  I mean, Agalloch (12/22), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2/20)  and now I hear that Oakland post/something metal legends, Neurosis will be headlining the venue on 1/15 and 1/16.  To be honest, I’m not … Read entire article »

Metal Meltdown in Berkeley: Repulsive Infestation & Deadly Remains (videos)

Metal Meltdown in Berkeley: Repulsive Infestation & Deadly Remains (videos)

Metal Meltdown in Berkeley (at Blakes undergroound) 9.17.2010 with Cold Grave, Deadly Remains,  Repulsive Infestation,  and Elk. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay long enough for Cold Grave.  Also, Elk recently lost a couple of members, so they are now down to 3 members instead of 5. Videos of the remaining two below, Repulsive Infestation (Oakland) and Deadly Remains (Santa Rosa). Repulsive Infestation: Deadly … Read entire article »

Sleep at The Regency Ballroom: 9/12/10

Sleep at The Regency Ballroom: 9/12/10

I had a terrible day Sunday.  The 49ers got their asses kicked when they should have been the ones kicking ass.  Fucking Jimmy Raye has no balls.  However, there was an event on Sunday, that made the night an extremely memorable night.  Iconic stoner metal three piece Sleep performed their first of two reunion shows in their home town.  Parking … Read entire article »

Blind Guardian Announce US Tour

Blind Guardian Announce US Tour

I’m not sure what the power metal scene is like here in the Bay Area, and to be honest I’m not a big power metal fan myself, but I was quite excited to hear that Blind Guardian have announced a US tour for this winter.  Sure enough, according to the press release, they are going to be playing the…lovely…Regency Ballroom … Read entire article »

Summer Slaughter at The Fillmore 8/23/10

Summer Slaughter at The Fillmore 8/23/10

It’s not every day where you get to go to a death metal show for about 9 hours straight, so I was really looking forward to Summer Slaughter.  I thought the lineup was so-so, and wasn’t really sure if I would go until a few days before the show.  Alas, I am not one to turn down a Decapitated show, … Read entire article »

Lungs of a Blast Furnace (video) playing at Craneway Pavilion 8.13.2010

Lungs of a Blast Furnace (video) playing at Craneway Pavilion 8.13.2010

Friday the 13th Metal Massacre, some metal bands playing at Craneway Pavilion:  Lungs of a Blast Furnace, The Venting Machine, St Vernon, Serpent & Seraph, plus one or two more.  I was only able to catch The Venting Machine and Lungs of a Blast Furnace. This place is CAVERNOUS.  Ford used to make tanks here during World War 2.  I guess … Read entire article »

Impaled at Thee Parkside 8/6/10

It was cold, foggy and lame heading into the city on a Friday night, anxiously awaiting to see Impaled.  I wasn’t that familiar with all the bands on the bill, but I was in an accepting mood.  All I had heard of direct support band, Funerot, was that they were breaking up after this tour and that I thought their stuff online was somewhat interesting.  I also was assured that Population Reduction were a cool band, but live they were supposed to be hilarious.  My apologies to Man Among Wolves, because I hadn’t heard them before the show. Man Among Wolves: The first thing that ran through my mind when I saw these guys setting up was … Read entire article »

In memory – Makh Daniels (singer for Early Graves)

In memory – Makh Daniels (singer for Early Graves)

In fond memory: Today we lost another member of the metal community, Matikeef “Makh” Daniels, 28, of Pacifica, the lead singer for Early Graves. Five Members of Early Graves (San Francisco, CA) and four members of The Funeral Pyre (La Habra, CA) were heading from a show in Eugene Oregon the night before to a show in Reno Nevada.  At 5:30 … Read entire article »

Tidal Wave 2010 – videos of all 14 bands

Tidal Wave 2010 – videos of all 14 bands

Here are my videos from this year’s Tidal Wave 2010 free outdoor metal festival.  I might add another one or two; but at least now i have at least one video up from each of the 14 bands that were spread across the two days. 7.31.2010 – Here are 14 videos so far, one from each of the bands: Witchaven,  Vastum,  Go … Read entire article »

Grimefest 2010 videos (Feral Depravity, Assailant, Fiends At Feast)

Grimefest 2010 videos (Feral Depravity, Assailant, Fiends At Feast)

Three videos from Grimefest 2010. Oakland Grimefest, your basic metal-fest in a car wash, wtf?!?   When i got there, there were still some families waiting around to have their cars detailed.  Meanwhile a couple of vehicles with band equipment waited patiently near the back until everything cleared out enough to unload. Five metal bands in all:  Assailant, Lobotomizer, Condemned To Live, Fiends … Read entire article »

New Thrash Bands Have a Role Model in Vektor

New Thrash Bands Have a Role Model in Vektor

This nu-thrash trend that had taken metal by storm recently, has it’s prominent fellows that don’t really change much.  Let’s face it, bands like Warbringer write some really fun thrash tunes, and (supposedly) have a great live show to boot, but they do not by any means rewrite the thrash metal book.  One band that has done just that, is … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Corrosion of Conformity(Animosity lineup), Goatsnake, Black Breath, Eagle Twin, Righteous Fool

Upcoming: Corrosion of Conformity(Animosity lineup), Goatsnake, Black Breath, Eagle Twin, Righteous Fool

Corrosion of Conformity(Animosity lineup), Goatsnake, Black Breath, Eagle Twin, Righteous Fool Tuesday, August 10, 20106:00 PM – 11:30 PM @ DNA Lounge. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: ENTHRONED, DESTROYER 666, PATHOLOGY, ESTUARY, NECRITE

Upcoming: ENTHRONED, DESTROYER 666, PATHOLOGY, ESTUARY, NECRITE

ENTHRONED, DESTROYER 666, PATHOLOGY, ESTUARY, NECRITE, Dj Rob Metal Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:00 PM – 11:30 @ DNA Lounge. … Read entire article »

Some DDP Videos From Last Week’s Soundwave Show

In case you weren’t able to make the Soundwave Studios show last month in Oakland, Roseman has you covered. Well, on the DDP front, at least. It’s all good though, DDP has a new album in the works and besides, getting all those bad-ass Bay Area thrashers on one stage is a feat in itself. ou can see just how close you were able to get to the stage! … Read entire article »

Iron Maiden at Sleep Train Pavillion: Concord 6/20

It was pretty apparent to me leaving the venue on Sunday that I had just seen something special.  In a day that had begun at 4:30 when I had gotten to the venue, I managed to see two of the best bands in modern metal, and have the best concert experience I have ever had.  In the line, I overheard people talking about other shows they’d been to on the Final Frontier tour, and I thought the whole time, “Wow, these guys are taking weeks off from work and spending a lot of money to follow these guys…”  I thought it was a bit weird, no matter your fanaticism, to follow a band on tour. I … Read entire article »

Upcoming: High on Fire, Das Racist, Dublin Death Patrol, Forrest Day, Nocando, Stone Vengeance, New Earth Creeps

Upcoming: High on Fire, Das Racist, Dublin Death Patrol, Forrest Day, Nocando, Stone Vengeance, New Earth Creeps

Upcoming: High on Fire, Das Racist, Dublin Death Patrol, Forrest Day, Nocando, Stone Vengeance, New Earth Creeps. Saturday June 26, 2010 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Nihloep, Locusta, Argentinum Astrum, Pale Chalice

Upcoming: Nihloep, Locusta, Argentinum Astrum, Pale Chalice

Upcoming: Nihloep, Locusta, Argentinum Astrum, Pale Chalice. Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Thee Parkside. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: M.A.I.M.Ed Fest

Upcoming: M.A.I.M.Ed Fest

I have no idea what M.A.I.M.Ed stands for, but there sure are a ton of bands at this one! Check it out: … Read entire article »

Exodus at Slim’s 6/12/10

Exodus at Slim’s 6/12/10

Man, we had quite the show at Slim’s yesterday.  The show wasn’t sold out, which surprised me, seeing as we had 4 bands from San Francisco on the bill.  Full crowd or not, the concert was top notch.  A few pictures at the bottom. Passive Aggressive: I think it’s a real shame I didn’t do my homework going into this show, because … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Origin, Gigan, Braindrill, Embryonic Devourment

Upcoming: Origin, Gigan, Braindrill, Embryonic Devourment

Upcoming: Origin, Gigan, Braindrill, Embryonic Devourment. July 18th at the DNA Lounge. This one’s gonna be fast! … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, HOD, Fatalist

Upcoming: Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, HOD, Fatalist

Upcoming: Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, HOD, Fatalist. July 3rd at Thee Parkside. … Read entire article »

Dug up some special-fx metal videos from the archives…

Dug up some special-fx metal videos from the archives…

I was digging through the catacombs around here and stumbled across some of the earlier videos I had put up.  Some of those were done with some special visual effects.  I decided to re-up a couple, adding some audio-EQ just like I now routinely apply to all of my videos but which I never knew how to do in the … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken, Stone Axe

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken, Stone Axe

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken and Stone Axe. Sunday, June 2th at the DNA Lounge. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Zoroaster, Black tusk, Dark Castle, Serpent Crown

Upcoming: Zoroaster, Black tusk, Dark Castle, Serpent Crown

Upcoming: Zoroaster, Black tusk, Dark Castle, Serpent Crown. Saturday, June 26th at Thee Parkside. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Iron Maiden, Dream Theater

Upcoming: Iron Maiden, Dream Theater

It is coming.  The birds are singing.  Dogs and cats are starting to get along.  People are barbecuing and laughing.  Certain Bay Area bloggers find it impossible to hide their enthusiasm.  It must be that time again.  Iron Maiden are returning to the United States.  To add some prog icing on the cake, Dream Theater are coming along on the … Read entire article »

Halford Is Back!

Halford Is Back!

June 17th at the Regency Ballroom! Click the flyer for more info. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, Swashbuckle

Upcoming: Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, Swashbuckle

Upcoming: Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, Swashbuckle. Friday, July 30 at Slim’s. … Read entire article »

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken, Stone Axe

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken, Stone Axe

Upcoming: Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Walken, Stone Axe. Sunday, June 27th at the DNA Lounge. … Read entire article »