APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2018

What a glorious year in metal we just experienced.  After the sheer amount of quality albums that were released in 2018, there is no question that the genre is as healthy and full of life as ever.  Thus, making our top albums lists harder than usual.

For the APESHIT goons, 2018 was the year where the legends all shined.  JUDAS PRIEST led the charge with their best album since 1990’s Painkiller.  DIMMU BORGIR finally emerged from a long slumber and did not disappoint. VOIVOD remain the gods that the mass metal media won’t acknowledge as such.  We can’t really think of any letdowns.  Can you?

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Abacus Recordings to Release SICK OF IT ALL Tribute Album

One of the most influential bands in the history of hard music, SICK OF IT ALL, are celebrating their 20th year as a band. In honor of this mark in history SICK OF IT ALL are releasing a tribute album entitled Our Impact Will Be Felt with many of today’s leading bands covering their favorite songs by the band. This album will be in stores on January 23rd, 2007 through Abacus Recordings.

As one of the longest standing bands still proudly waving the flag of New York Hardcore, SICK OF IT ALL have made their mark as one of the cornerstones of hard music, proving that heart, hard work and dedication to hardcore is about more than just the music and an image, it’s a way of life. Since their inception in 1986; SICK OF IT ALL have released nine full length albums and toured the world countless times.

“Everything they do is an inspiration. They have been together during three different decades — not for the money, the glory, or the fame, but for the love and spirit of the music. There is no other band that has captured the true heart of hardcore like SICK OF IT ALL.” – Brandan Schieppati, BLEEDING THROUGH

“(SICK OF IT ALL) shaped the way I write songs which is still present to this day. It’s a complete honor to be a part of this tribute.” – Joe Principe, RISE AGAINST

Our Impact Will Be Felt tentative tracklisting:
BANEWe Stand Alone
BLEEDING THROUGHThe Truth
BOUNCING SOULSGood Lookin’ Out
HATEBREEDShut Me Out
HIMSAMaladjusted
IGNITECease Fire
KILL YOUR IDOLSFriends Like You
MADBALLGive Respect
MOST PRECIOUS BLOODAlone
NAPALM DEATHWho Sets The Rules
PENNYWISEMy Life
RISE AGAINSTBuilt To Last
SEPULTURAScratch The Surface
STRETCH ARMSTRONGBusted
SUICIDE MACHINESGoatless
UNEARTHClobberin Time/What’s Going On
WALLS OF JERICHOUs Vs. Them

SICK OF IT ALL Announce 20th Anniversary Show and September Shows

SICK OF IT ALL, one of the most influential bands in the history of hardcore, are ecstatic to unveil the details for their 20th Anniversary Show and the dates for their upcoming tour with THE WARRIORS, THE AUTUMN OFFERING and DEAD HEARTS. The band is also scheduled to play two shows with RANCID.

SICK OF IT ALL‘s 20th Anniversary Show is going to be at BB Kings in New York City on September 17th. Prepare yourself not only for the most engaging live show of the year but a piece of music history that will be an honor to be apart of!

Tour dates:
w/ RANCID
9/12 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
9/13 Minneapolis, MN – The Quest

w/ THE WARRIORS, THE AUTUMN OFFERING, DEAD HEARTS
9/16 Buffalo, NY – The Icon
9/17 New York, NY – BB King’s – SOIA 20th Anniversary Show
9/18 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
9/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
9/21 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater
9/23 Orland, FL – The Social
9/24 Jacksonville, FL – Fuel
9/26 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cat’s
9/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom