April 17

Tye Trujillo Debuts His Band

Let’s face it, 12-year-old Tye Trujillo is the real star of this Korn tour and good for him! The son of Metallica bassist (Robert Trujillo) made his live debut after Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu literally dropped the bass and was unable to join Korn on their South American tour. Footage of the young Trujillo quickly went viral, and he handles the bass and the spotlight like a pro. Trujillo is on his way to build an impressive resume and is sure to surpass his old man. Now if you excuse me, I’m gonna go and reexamine my pathetic life but while I do that, enjoy this pro footage of Trujillo kicking ass.

April 19

Dat Riot Fest Line up Tho!

The lineup to the annual music festival in Chicago is impressive to say the least. Wha? You calling me a liar?! How does Nine Inch Nails, Bad Brains, Queens of the Stone Age, Ministry and GWAR sound like? OH and that’s just the tip of the iceberg by the way, I haven’t even scratched the surface in this mother of a fest! Riot Fest will take place from September 15-17 in Chicago’s Douglas Park and tickets are on sale now through Ticketfly. Undress this poster with your eyes, bb.

Prepare to ‘Die On My Ride’

Tengger Cavalry debuted the lyric video for “Die On My Ride,” a battle song that will certainly resonate in your head. Though frontman Nature Ganganbaigal doesn’t dish out his signature throat singing, he does something different and shows off cleaner but deeper vocals with remnants of his trademark style. Beneath the battle scars this track proudly displays, a pained and subtle hopelessness bleeds through sending the quintet into uncharted territory we can’t wait to see!

“Die On My Ride” will be featured on Tengger Cavalry’s first album, as a signed band, titled Die On My Ride via M-Theory Audio on June 2. The announcement comes a few months after the nomadic warriors joined the burgeoning record label helmed by Marci Barbieri, who was the former president of Century Media and Nuclear Blast USA. Tengger Cavalry will announce dates of their North American raid in the coming weeks and will take over European festivals in the summer. So, grab your axe and pre-order digitally on their bandcamp or physically on M-Theory Audio’s site. Check out my slave intern’s (who’s obsessed with me) “professional” take on this story on Metal Assault.

Internal Bleeding Tragically Lose A Founding Member

One of the founding fathers and drummer of Internal Bleeding, William “Bill” Tolley, has passed away after a fall while on duty as a firefighter. According to CBS New York, Tolley had finished ventilating a burning building and attempted to step back in to the basket when the aerial ladder shook, causing him to plummet five stories. The 42-year-old succumbed to his injuries in Wyckoff Heights Hospital and leaves behind a wife and an 8-year-old daughter.

“Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley died today. There are ZERO WORDS to describe the loss. He was a good, decent and honorable man who loved his friends, his family and the people he served.” The band stated in their Facebook page. “There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. We love you Bill.”

Guitarist Chris Pervelis and Tolley found the band in 1991 and created the death metal subgenre known as “slam” which has more of a distinct and slower breakdown and rhythm than your average death metal. Internal Bleeding is set to hit the road in the summer with Vader and have yet to make a statement regarding any changes. Our deepest condolences to Tolley’s family, friends and Internal Bleeding. Thank you for 26 years of brutality and thank you for your service, Mr.Tolley.

When Bill Tolley wasn’t tearing a new one in your ear holes, he was out in the streets of NYC saving lives.

April 21

Internal Bleeding Commemorate Fallen Brother With Music Video

The New York death metallers kept on slammin’ despite the sudden loss of their drummer/founding member William “Bill” Tolley, releasing their music video for “Final Justice.” The video kicks off with the firefighter portrait of Tolley with a heartfelt message from the band and is ended with “Slam On.” Aside from this being a sick and brutal song, this simple music video became more meaningful, and shows the guys doing what they love alongside Tolley. The single is now available for purchase through bandcamp.

Alestorm Raises A Glass To Themselves

After finding their way out of the Gay Dolphin, our favorite inebriated buccaneers have released a fun little ode to themselves with the music video for their latest single “Alestorm.” Getting lost in the Gay Dolphin was the least of their worries and must now fight themselves to gain their rightful place in drunkenness, though I know you must think I must still be celebrating 4/20, watch the video and see what I mean! And if you like what you hear, pre order their May 26 album No Grave But The Sea which will set sail via Napalm Records.

 ‘Seraphic’ Will Reel You In

Ghost Bath lures you into the depths of harmony and despair with their latest music video for “Seraphic.” The video is filled with holy imagery and is embedded with images of the band jamming. Beware! If you’re expecting a relaxing instrumental piece, Dennis Mikula’s anguished screams will come right at you! This track will be featured in their April 21 album Starmourner and will be released through Nuclear Blast. Though individuals with an acquired taste will love this, this is a nice track someone can enjoy if they’re open to it.


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