Posts Tagged “Axe”

Zakk Wylde was in Chicago when the theft happened

A $10,000 custom guitar was stolen from Zakk Wylde‘s tourbus on Friday night.

Zakk has confirmed that the guitar was taken while his bus was parked outside The Chicago Theatre during the BLS mainman’s visit to the Experience Hendrix Tour, an event commemorating the influence of the iconic guitarist and featuring appearances from a number of respected axe maestros.

“I thought somebody might have picked it up and put it in the back lounge (inside the theatre),” he tells the Chicago Tribune. “In 25-plus years, I’ve never had anything stolen.”

The guitar was a Pelham Blue Les Paul painted with his signature bulls-eye pattern.

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Iron Bonehead Productions has set April 21st as the international release date for Skelethal’s “Deathmanicvs Revelation.” The label also issued the following announcement: “Skelethal’s debut MLP, Deathmanicvs Revelation says everything it needs to in its title: absolute DEATH WORSHIP, wielding the metal of death like a scythe, an axe, and blunt hammer simultaneously, all in obeisance to occult forces beyond the mien of man. “At 22 lean, licentious minutes, Deathmanicvs Revelation allows this French duo to gallop forth into – and beyond – the realms of death, utilizing a morbid, miasmic thrust and an execution that sounds utterly possessed. “Despite their young years, Skelethal are well learned in the ancient ways of death metal, and the resultant sound across Deathmanicvs Revelation is not so much ‘old school’ nor ‘retro’ as it is simply respectful of its traditions, adding their own hideous flair to the form.” The track listing is as follows: 1

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Germany’s Black Hawk will release the band’s fifth LP “A Mighty Metal Axe” on October 25th via Pure Underground Records (a division of Pure Steel Records).

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Swedish traditional metal act Tungsten Axe will release the debut LP “Swedish Iron” on June 28th via Iron Shield Records with distribution through Pure Steel Records. The band was founded in 2009 and released a self-titled demo in 2011. However, one day eight tracks were added to the Tungsten Axe songbook and the visions of a full length started to take form.

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Converge have long since had a reputation as one of the most ferocious live bands on the block and their set today is one of the most anticipated of the weekend amongst those who like their metal with an abrasive hardcore edge. However, despite being in the relatively enclosed surroundings of a tent, festival surroundings are not neccesarily Converge’s natural habitat and it shows, while the onstage energy levels remain high from Jacob Bannon and co the chemistry between band and audience feels somewhat stifled. There are moments where their brilliance is clear for all to see, Aimless Arrow and Axe to Fall are breathtaking and Kurt Ballou’s guitar playing once again sets him apart as one of the great visionaries of the genre.

It is certainly enough to get us ready for the boilersuited maelstrom that is about to hit the main stage but this is not Converge as their blistering best.

Tom Doyle

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Winnipeg, Canada death/thrash act Besieged is streaming the tracks “Trapped Inside” and “Internal Suffering” from the band’s 2010 self-released debut LP “Victims Beyond All Help.” The album will be re-released on July 9, 2013 via Unspeakable Axe Records. The track listing for “Victims Beyond All Help” is as follows: 1. Internal Suffering 2.

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Gojira: colossal grooooooves

Gojira obliterated London’s O2 Brixton Academy as a part of this year’s immense Jagermeister Music Tour back in March, and the French metal behemoths will be releasing the set as a brand new live DVD later this year.

Gojira’s set for the show was as follows:

01. Explosia
02. Flying Whales
03. Backbone
04. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
05. L’Enfant Sauvage
06. Toxic Garbage Island
07. Wisdom Comes
08. Oroborus
09. Drum Solo
10. The Axe
11. The Gift Of Guilt

Most recent Gojira opus L’Enfant Sauvage is out now via Roadrunner, and the guys are also nominated under Best Live Band at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Go vote to win tickets, yeah?

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Strap on your axe for an extreme-metal bootcamp as guitarist “Metal” Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT) helps you hone your chops to perfection.

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Texas crossover thrashers Birth A.D. have hooked up with for the exclusive premier of the song “Wrong Again” from their upcoming album “I Blame You.” Check out that track over here or below in the player. “I Blame You” is set for worldwide release on April 8th on the newly launched Unspeakable Axe Records via the label’s partnership with Dark Descent Records.

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Unspeakable Axe Records has joined forces with crossover thrashers BIRTH A.D.

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