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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

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Trailer released for GWAR documentary 'Let There Be GWAR'
A release date has yet to be announced, but a documentary entitled "Let There Be GWAR" is in the works. It will detail the life and times of your galactic overlords, GWAR. Following the death of Dave Brockie last March, the long-running band from the planet Scumdogia (by way of Richmond, VA), recently held a…
2014-09-02 12:00:01

Dragonforce: "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash)
English metal outfit Dragonforce have posted a warp-speed metallic rendition of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." The cover will appear on the band's upcoming album, titled Maximum Overload. It is due out August 19, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Sam Totman…
2014-08-06 14:30:04

Wovenwar: "Profane"
Wovenwar, the new band formed by former members of As I Lay Dying, have posted another new song from their debut for Metal Blade Records. The record is titled Wovenwar and is due out August 5, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Check out…
2014-07-29 10:00:01

Cancer Bats recording new LP
Cancer Bats have announced that they are recording a new album. The band is currently recording with Ross Robinson acting as producer. The band released Dead Set on Living in…
2014-06-23 17:00:01

Wovenwar: "All Rise" (members of As I Lay Dying)
Wovenwar, featuring members of As I Lay Dying, have posted a new song called "All Rise."…
2014-05-01 09:00:01

Between the Buried and Me: "Lay Your Ghosts to Rest"
Between The Buried And Me have posted a video for their song "Lay Your Ghosts To Rest." The video compiles footage from recent shows in Baltimore, Asheville, and Nashville.…
2014-04-22 15:30:01

Meshuggah (North American)
Meshuggah has announced a 25th anniversary tour with Between the Buried and Me. They'll be touring North America with a mix of festivals and club dates with fans having the opportunity to vote for songs they want to hear via this online poll here. Voting ends tomorrow.…
2014-04-01 16:00:02

The Ocean / Scale the Summit / The Atlas Moth / Silver Snakes
The Ocean and Scale the Summit will be co-headlining a US tour in March with support coming from The Atlas Moth and Silver…
2014-01-15 17:00:01

Between the Buried and Me / Deafheaven / Intronaut / The Kindred
Between the Buried and Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred will be touring together in February and March of next…
2013-12-05 15:00:01

High On Fire: "Slave the Hive"
High On Fire have posted a video for "Slave the Hive." The song, available as limited edition 7-inch at every stop of the group's current headlining tour, marks the first new music from the California metal band since the spring 2012 release of De Vermis Mysteriis . You can click…
2013-12-03 18:30:01

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