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"The noise began 23 years ago. A music starved kid named Brian Slagel, killing time in suburban LosAngeles, gets sick of watching the local metal scene being ignored by the major labels. Working days at legendary metal emporium Oz Records and nights putting together one of the first metal fanzines, The New Heavy Metal Revue, Slagel asks some distributor friends if they'd be interested in circulating a compilation of unsigned bands if he put it together. The distributors said yes and Metal Blade Records was born. Of course it wasn't quite that simple. Putting in long 17 hour days between Oz and Metal Blade, Slagel pieced together the bands that would grace the label's first release - The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre. Metallica, Ratt and Black 'N' Blue were just a few of the willing locals. Except before Metal Massacre, Metallica didn't exist."
--excerpted from http://www.metalblade.com/about2004.html
As I Lay Dying post statement regarding Lambesis arrest
The four other members of Christian metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying have posted a message for their arrested singer. Frontman Tim Labesis has been accused of conspiring to have his wife killed. They said this: As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information…
As I Lay Dying singer arrested in murder-for-hire plot
Reports are coming in that Tim Labesis, singer for metalcore As I Lay Dying, has been arrested by California police for attempting to hire a hitman to have his estranged wife killed. Lambesis's wife had filed papers for divorce this past September. According…
Shai Hulud / Departures
After wrapping up their European shows with Propagandhi, Shai Hulud will stay in Europe for another batch of headlining shows with support from Departures. The band released Reach Beyond the Sun in…
Cancer Bats: "Sonic Mind Assault"
Cancer Bats have posted their video for "Sonic Mind Assault." The song appears on their 2012 album Dead Set on…
As I Lay Dying: "No Lungs to Breathe" (Lyric Video)
As I Lay Dying have posted a lyric video for their new single, "No Lungs to Breathe." The track comes from their 2012 album, Awakened, which was recorded with Descendents' Bill Stevenson at his Blasting Room Studios in Colorado.…
Cancer Bats / Kvelertak / Black Tusk
Cancer Bats have announced upcoming dates with Kvelertak and Black…
GWAR / Warbeast / Wilson
GWAR have announced a run of April tour dates supported by Warbeast and…
Shai Hulud: "Monumental Graves"
Shai Hulud have posted a stream of "Monumental Graves," a new track from their upcoming Metal Blade Records full length, via MetalSucks. The record is titled Reach Beyond the Sun and is due out February 19, 2013. The record features the return of original Shai Hulud vocalist —…
Shai Hulud: "A Human Failing"
AltPress has a stream of a new Shai Hulud song, "A Human Failing." The song will appear on the band's upcoming full-length, Reach Beyond the Sun, due out February 19, 2013. Notably, the record features the return of original Shai Hulud vocalist-- and New Found Glory…
Cancer Bats: "The Great Divide"
Canadian hardcore band Cancer Bats have posted a track from the deluxe reissue of their most recent full length, Dead Set on Living. The deluxe edition is due out February 11, 2013 and features three new songs, and the five-song Bat…
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