New Album Releases for March 22

Agnostic Front – My Life, My Way (Nuclear Blast)
Assassin – Breaking The Silence (SPV)
Bloodshot – Murder The World (Scarlet)
Born Of Osiris – The Discovery (Sumerian)
Dodsferd – Spitting With Hatred The Insignificance of Life (Moribund)
Dotma – Sleep Paralyses (Scarlet)
Engrained – Deep Rooted (SPV)
Evil Survives – Metal Vengeance Re-Release (Heavy Artillery)
The Haunted – Unseen (Century Media)
Immortal Dominion – Primortal (427)
My Inner Burning – Eleven Scars (SPV)
Odd Dimension – Symmetrical (Scarlet)
Protest The Hero – Scurrilous (Vagrant)
Straight Line Stitch – The Fight Of Our Lives (E1)
Tesseract – One (Century Media)
Woods of Ypres – Against The Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat Re-Release (Earache)
Woods of Ypres – Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth Re-Release (Earache)
Woods of Ypres – Woods III: Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues Re-Release (Earache)
Woods Of Ypres – Woods IV: The Green Album Re-Release (Earache)

Shows for the Weekend

Are you looking for any good shows this weekend? Here are a couple you can check out:

March 18th

Sangre @ Old Towne Pub, Pasadena

March 19th

California Metal Fest 5 @ the Grove of Anaheim

Devo @ Club Nokia , if youre feeling a bit nastolgic

March 20th

Avenged Sevenfold @ Club Nokia

Kinda of a slow weekend but some good acts in there. Drive safe

Metal Music on the Rise

With the announcement last week of Chris Jericho, from Fozzy, being on the next season of Dancing with the Stars, its apparent to me that Metal music is getting more popular year after year.

Metal, the red headed stepchild art form of music, has always seemed to be a shunned genre. Mainly shunned because of subject matter, looks, and crazy antics of the musicians. A great deal of the rock stations i listened to while driving cross country seemed to push it on the back burner so they could play more trendy recycled garbage. I do have to admit that I caught a few small stations here and there playing Slipknot, Flaw, and Static-X. The better smaller stations i experienced were in Baton Rouge and Las Vegas.

With extremely popular groups like Slayer and Lamb of God being nominated at the Grammys, and given tv shows Like the Osbornes and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, our genre is getting harder and harder to ignore. Hopefully some day in the near future we can get a station here in Los Angeles that will cater to the metal crowd, or the current station can start playing some metal instead of sponsoring all of the shows but have no intention of showcasing of the bands on their station.

Socal Concerts Next Week

March 8 – Deicide @ Key Club Hollywood 6pm
Kataklysm @ Whisky A Gogo 6pm

March 9 – Deicide @ Brick by Brick in San Diego

March 10 – Volbeat @ House of Blues San Diego

March 11 – Unwritten Law @ House of Blues San Diego
Moterhead @ Club Nokia

March 12 – Unwritten Law @ The Roxy
Parkway Drive & Whitechapel @ House of Blues LA