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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APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2011

2011 was a very productive and enjoyable year for extreme music, perhaps the best in years. Thus, it was not an easy task choosing what we enjoyed best since they were just so many. 2011 also gave us unforgettably bad albums by LOU REED and METALLICA, flops by THE HAUNTED as well as controversial ones by MORBID ANGEL.

We look forward to another strong year in 2012 in which we will celebrate our 10 years online. Cheers for all of your support in 2011! Radikult!!
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BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER and REPULSION to Kick Off Inaugural Blackend Music Series Show in New York

The Blackend Music Series is an upcoming new event that will kick off July 31st in Brooklyn, NY with three legendary metal bands, BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER, and REPULSION. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.

To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album Horrified in Precious Metal, REPULSION will be performing the influential release in its entirety. Complete show details can be found below and more information about Precious Metal can be found here.

The Blackened Music Series presents: BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER, and REPULSION
Friday, July 31st 2009
Brooklyn Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Show starts @ 8:00 pm EST (doors at 7:30 pm)
Tickets: $25.00 (on sale here)


More CARCASS Reunion Shows and Guests Announced

Reunited melodic-death/grind legends CARCASS have announced additional U.S. shows. In addition to support on the entire tour from SUFFOCATION, 1349, ABORTED and ROTTEN SOUND, additional special guests have been noted below on select shows.

9/05-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS
9/06-New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ NECROPHAGIST
9/07-Montreal, QC @ Medley
9/08-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/09-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS
9/10-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX
9/11-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
9/12-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/13-St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
9/15-Austin, TX @ Emo’s
9/18-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
9/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
9/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/22-Vancouver, WA @ Commodore Ballroom

Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0: More Bands Confirmed; Tickets on Sale

The Church of the 8th Day is proud to announce it’s second round of confirmed headliners for the Los Angeles Murderfest – Version 3.0 which will take place on March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood California. Rounding out Saturday’s headlining package will be the only scheduled US appearance in 2007 for OBITUARY, an exclusive West Coast re-union for ATHEIST and a rare live performance from REPULSION. Sunday will be highlighted with the previously released exclusive West Coast re-union of BRUTAL TRUTH, and two rare live appearances from ANAL CUNT and PIG DESTROYER.

National support carries on with the trend of exclusive, rare and first time appearance from bands such as LACK OF INTEREST, WACO JESUS, CRETIN, KYLESA, GENGHIS TRON, STRONG INTENTION, KILL THE CLIENT plus many more special guest appearances to be confirmed within the upcoming weeks.

Tickets have just been made available through Ticket Web (www.TicketWeb.com) as well as through the Knitting Factory box office. Advance tickets are suggested to all those wanting to attend this year’s fest as the capacity of the venue is limited to 900 people per day.

The Los Angeles Murderfest will be celebrating its second consecutive year as well as its third year in existence with Version 3.0. Originally the brainchild of Church of the 8th Day founder Daniel Dismal, the Los Angeles Murderfest was born out of the idea that L.A. needed a fest that embraced the various styles of metal, hardcore and punk. Borrowing the initial formula from the highly successful New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the Murderfest has begun to carve out its own niche within the festival circuit in an amazingly short amount of time. With an ultimate goal to incorporate the feel of a European style festival in an American setting, the Los Angeles Murderfest will once again prove to be the staging ground for rare and exclusive Los Angeles appearances and reunions from some of the best outfits in each genre. Cutting back from the 3 day structure to a more concise 2 day structure, Version 3.0 will feature 40 plus bands on two stages within a 48 hour period while playing host to some of the industries top vendors and record labels in what is being labeled as an Underground Flea Market. Whether it’s the legends, the legends to be or a chance to save tons of money on merchandise, the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0 promises to be one for the record books. Boasting an overall door price that’s rivaling the standard cost off a 5 band show, the Murderfest is definitely booked and priced with the sole purpose of becoming a yearly staple within the underground scene.

BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER Confirmed for LA Murderfest

The Church of the 8th Day (website) have confirmed BRUTAL TRUTH and PIG DESTROYER the first two headliners for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0 slated for March 24th and 25th 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.  This will be the exclusive 2007 West Coast date as well as one of the two scheduled U.S. appearances for the recently reunited BRUTAL TRUTH.  This will also be an exclusive and rare West Coast appearance for PIG DESTROYER. More bands will be announced within the following weeks and tickets will be made available for purchase within the following weeks as well.  For more Murderfest details, visit the official website here: http://www.losangelesmurderfest.com.