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Power Trip: ‘head cases

“Oh, fucking Motörhead!” exclaims Powertrip singer Riley Gale “No doubt. If I was going to follow a career they’d be the band. I’ll play the same songs as long as people wanna hear them, that’s what Motörhead do and that’s what I’m gonna do. Drink whiskey and party, then die.”

There’s a very good chance that you’d like Riley; his uncomplicated, committed attitude to the world of heavy metal is a breath of fresh air. His band deal in equally bullshit-free- old school crossover, as can be heard on excellent new album Manifest Decimation, its scratchy production and brutally gnarly, punk-inspired thrash feeling like it comes from a different era.

“When we started we were listening to a lot of New York hardcore and we wanted to start a band that sounded like Death Wishes or Cro-Mags,” he adds matter-of-factly. It’s a common theme amongst bands that have been part of the so-called ‘thrash revival’ over the last few years, although Riley is looking beyond the confines of that particular tag.

“It’s never really been on my radar. I was into the first two Municipal Waste albums and I checked out Vektor and Havok and all those bands, the only thing that bums me out is that sometimes I feel like they aren’t reviving it in the right ways. My least favourite parts of thrash metal are when it’s too light hearted and cheesy. I think you can say some really dark shit if you make it mean and fast and that’s something we really try and do in Powertrip. I want people to listen to my lyrics, I don’t wanna just be barking bullshit over the top about how I chugged a beer with a shark or whatever. But I don’t pay much attention to what’s being ‘revived’ or what’s popular.”

Despite this, there is always the chance that they could benefit from the re-emergence of thrash’s commercial clout.

“If someone says, ‘Do you guys wanna get up there and open for Exodus?’, could we cut it? Dude, I’m not scared of what sort of opportunities I take with this band. If the metal community want to accept us and we get to play with big crowds then, fuck yeah, let’s get up there and have a good time. I’ve always said that we’re the sort of band that you put in a room with people watching us, and it’ll be loud, a little violent, but fun as shit.” Truly spoken like Lemmy himself.

Manifest Decimation is out now via Southern Lord

Interview by Stephen Hill

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Motorhead's Lemmy said, "You're not a real band unless you tour." Well, guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez and the rest of Dever's Havok are a real fucking band. The band has spent nearly every moment of this year on the road already, and they just kicked off a headline tour of North America. Sanchez found to time to …

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Boston thrashers Razormaze have inked a deal with Ireland’s Slaney Records for their sophomore full-length “Annihilatia.” The album features artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Cannabis Corpse, Municipal Waste, Skeleton Witch) and was tracked at Damage Studios by Pete Rutcho (Havok, Recoation). This will be the band’s first album featuring new guitarist Joe Gettler. Razormaze has also leaked a track from the album entitled “Worshipping The Void,” which can be heard below.

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Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.   For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

June 25, 2013
Abnormal Thought Patterns - Manipulation Under Anesthesia (Lifeforce)
Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods (Metal Blade)
Attila - About That Life (Artery)
August Burns Red - Rescue & Restore (Solid State)
Behexen - Rituale Satanum Re-Release (Debemur Morti)
Chthonic - Bú-Tik (Spinefarm)
Damned Spring Fragrantia - Divergences (Basick)
Dio - Magica Re-Release (Niji)
Firewind - Apotheosis: Live 2012 (Firewind)
From Hell - Heresy (Paper + Plastick)
Graveyard Of Souls - Shadows Of Life (FDA Rekotz)
Havok - Unnatural Selection (Candlelight)
Hesperian Death Horse - Mrtav (Play The Assassin)
Iliac Thorns - It (Inverse)
Imprecation - Satanae Tenebris Infinita (Dark Descent)
Insanity - Death After Death Re-Release (Hells Headbangers)
Lantern - Below (Dark Descent)
Lesbian - Forestelevision (Translation Loss)
Locrian - Return To Annihilation (Relapse)
Man’s Gin - Rebellion Hymns (Profound Lore)
Morality Crisis - Boats (Minnesconsin)
Moss Of Moonlight - Winterwheel (Cascadian Alliance)
Mouth Of The Architect - Dawning (Translation Loss)
Mumakill - Flies Will Starve (Relapse)
Necrotic Disgorgement - Documentaries of Dementia (Comatose)
Nosdrama - Gravity (Inverse)
One Inch Giant - The Great White Beyond (Soulseller)
Orphaned Land - All Is One (Century Media)
Palms - Palms (Ipecac)
Queensryche - Queensryche (Century Media)
Ramming Speed - Doomed to Destroy, Destined To Die (Prosthetic)
Scorpion Child - Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast)
Send Me Home - The Struggle EP (Harbor)
Serj Tankian - Orca (Serjical Strike)
Sister Sin - Dance Of The Wicked Re-Release (Victory)
Skeletal Spectre - Voodoo Dawn (Pulverised)
Spirits Of The Dead - Rumours Of A Presence (The End)
Svartsyn - Black Testament (Agonia)
Toad - Endless Night (Comfort Point)
The Vein - Scouring the Wrekage of Time (Shadow Kingdom)
Viranesir - Fountain Of Uncertainty (Merdumgiriz)
White Wizzard - The Devils Cut (Earache)

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I have never listened to Battlecross before, but their new song has led me to believe that they are amazing and I have been missing out. Lately there's been some thrash floating around that's rivaled a lot of things I once thought enjoyable. Off the top of my head, Havok and Ramming Speed are killing …

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Suffocation: death metal heavyweights

Suffocation are metal as fuck, but are they metal enough for our totally difficult Metal Hammer Death Metal Quiz?

Only one way to find out….

Suffocation hit the following UK venues this month. Expect mayhem:

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Suffocation have set the scene for their upcoming UK tour – by sharing what little they can remember of their last visit.

View the guys talking about cancelled shows, meeting Winger and a crowdsurfing midget below.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, and Suffocation’s recent album Pinnacle Of Bedlam is also on sale.

Suffocation UK tour

May 13 – O2 Academy Islington w/ Havok – London, United Kingdom
May 14 – Audio w/ Havok Brighton, United Kingdom
May 15 – NQ Live w/ Havok – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 16 – The Pint w/ Havok – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – Grand Classic w/ Havok – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 18 – White Rabbit w/ Havok – Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Avenged Sevenfold: back in 2013!

Yo, Canada! Not fucking bad! Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Halestorm and Godsmack are among the names confirmed for this year’s Heavy MTL Festival, which takes place August 10-11 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and has made us pretty damn jealous.

Check out the full list of confirmed acts below:

A DAY TO REMEMBER
ALL SHALL PERISH
AMON AMARTH
AT THE GATES
AUGURY
AUGUST BURNS RED
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
BARONESS
BLACKGUARD
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRYPTOPSY
DANZIG (featuring Doyle)
FINNTROLL
GODSMACK
GWAR
HALESTORM
HAVOK
MACHINE HEAD
MASTODON
MEGADETH
OBEY THE BRAVE
OCEANO
OF MICE & MEN
ROB ZOMBIE
SLAVES ON DOPE
STEEL PANTHER
STRUCTURES
THE ACACIA STRAIN
UNEXPECT
WINTERSUN
WITHIN THE RUINS

Of course, the one real question this leaves for us is: When are Avenged Sevenfold going to head back to the UK? HMMMM?!

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The “World’s Most Extreme Metal Cruise,” Barge To Hell, has made the following announcement on its official website:

“We just received very bad news from Sweden. Due to a family emergency of one of the band members, HYPOCRISY will unfortunately not be able to join us on board BARGE TO HELL. As sad as we are, we extend our best wishes to the family members affected and hope everything will turn out well.”

Booking for the cruise is now closed. Barge To Hell will depart Miami, FL this Monday, 12/3, stop in Nassau, Bahamas, on Wednesday 12/5, and return to Miami on Friday, 12/7.

The official bill remains:

ABIOTIC
ARTILLERY
AT THE GATES
BEHEMOTH
BONDED BY BLOOD
BRUJERIA
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
DARK SERMON
ENSLAVED
EXODUS
GRAVE
HACKNEYED
HAVOK
HEADCRUSHER
HOLY MOSES
KAMPFAR
KRISIUN
LOCK UP
LOUDBLAST
MAYHEM
MONSTROSITY
MOONSPELL
MORGOTH
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NACHTMYSTIUM
NAPALM DEATH
NECRONOMICON (DE)
NECRONOMICON (CA)
NOVEMBERS DOOM
PARADISE LOST
POSSESSED
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SANCTUARY
SEITA
SEPULTURA
SODOM
SOILWORK
SOLSTAFIR
VITAL REMAINS
ZANTHROPYA EX

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The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows:

ABIOTIC
ARTILLERY
AT THE GATES
BEHEMOTH
BONDED BY BLOOD
BRUJERIA
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
DARK SERMON
ENSLAVED
EXODUS
GRAVE
HACKNEYED
HAVOK
HEADCRUSHER
HOLY MOSES
HYPOCRISY
KAMPFAR
KRISIUN
LOCK UP
LOUDBLAST
MOONSPELL
MORGOTH
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NAPALM DEATH
NACHTMYSTIUM
NECRONOMICON (CAN)
NECRONOMICON (GER)
NOVEMBERS DOOM
PARADISE LOST
POSSESSED
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SANCTUARY
SEITA
SEPULTURA
SODOM
SOILWORK
SOLSTAFIR
VITAL REMAINS
ZANTHROPYA EX

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