Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce RATOS DE PORÃO Latin American Headlining Tour, kicking off on September 1st in Uruguay! Check out the tour trek below.
September 01 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Bluzz Live
September 02 – Santiago, Chile – Arena Recoleta
September 03 – Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia – Ex-Discoteca Skala
September 05 – Lima, Peru – Discoteca Mangos
September 07 – Quito, Ecuador – Old Times
September 08 – Bogota, Colombia – Subte Club
September 09 – Panama City, Panama – Hangar 18
September 10 – Santa Jose, Costa Rica – Fenix Rock Bar
September 15 – San Salvador, El Salvador – Bar Medieval
Brazilian legends and indisputable masters RATOS DE PORÃO (or simply RDP) have been commanding the punk/hardcore/crossover/thrash four-way scene since 1981, releasing so far 15 studio albums and several other efforts! Despite the changing trends and tastes, the band has kept and keeps holding the Pole Position, remaining resolutely uncompromising both musically and politically since the very beginning! The band’s latest album ”Século Sinistro”(2014, via Alternative Tentacles) is a real crossover thrash masterpiece of the ’80s with the taste of modern hardcore of our days! In spite of their long successful career, today the band is more active and hungry than ever and ready to deliver blast to their loyal fans while conquering new territories.
Check out RATOS DE PORAO music video ”Prenúncio de Treta” here, enjoy it:
Check out the video for ”Viciado Digital” here, enjoy it:
Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) are currently touring in Australia supporting their latest effort “But Wait… There’s More!”. Furthermore the band has announced their next tours and shows, check out below all the confirmed dates:
AUSTRALIA 2017 02.10.17 ADELAIDE, AU – CROWN & ANCHOR
02.11.17 PERTH, AU – AMPLIFIER
02.12.17 MELBOURNE, AU – BENDIGO HOTEL
02.13.17 HOBART, AU – REPUBLIC BAR
02.16.17 CANBERRA, AU – TRANSIT LOUNGE
02.17.17 SYDNEY, AU – FACTORY FLOOR
02.18.17 BRISBANE, AU – CROWBAR
02.19.17 SYDNEY, AU – BLACKWIRE (all ages)
PUERTO RICO 2017
03.25.17 SAN JUAN, PR – LA RESPUESTA
WESTERN CANADA 2017
04.21.17 WINNIPEG, CAN – MANITOBA METALFEST
04.22.17 SASKATOON, CAN – LOUIS
04.23.17 EDMONTON, CAN – UNION HALL
04.24.17 CALGARY, CAN – MARQUEE
04.26.17 VANCOUVER, CAN – RICKSHAW THEATER
04.28.17 SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
04.29.17 PORTLAND, OR – DANTE’S
04.30.17 EUGENE, OR – WHIRLED PIES
05.01.17 GRANTS PASS, OR – SOUND LOUNGE
05.02.17 RED BLUFF, CA – OPHIDIAN STUDIOS
05.03.17 RENO, NV – SHEAS TAVERN
05.04.17 SACRAMENTO, CA – ACE OF SPADES
05.05.17 SALINAS, CA – FOX THEATER
05.06.17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SLIMS
05.07.17 WILLITS, CA – COMMUNITY CENTER
For the past 35 years (formed in May 1982), D.R.I. has been the epitome of the agressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we’ve all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they’ve been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots. Still actively touring, recording and thrashing just as hard, and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is, and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I.
Five awesome bands held a concert to collect the money for the boy named Stefan in the Imago Cuk Center, who suffers from cerebral paralysis. I can say about this concert’s that the band and the crowd was united for a noble reason to say someones life and that is a big think.This concert showed that metalheads in general have a big heart and that they want to help someone in trouble.Concert was the pure demonstration and power of thrash metal for the good cause.
The first band to play was a Serbian speed/thrash metal band Exhibition. This band is a group of talent young musicians, they have a fun on the scene, they are totally into their music. The crowd support them completly, they were screaming, headbanging. The songs that this band played were covers from the legendary heavy and thrash metal bands such as Halloween, Iron Maiden, Agent Steel, Whiplash, Nuclear Assulta the song were “Be Quick or be Dead“, “Aces High”,”Bleed for the Gods”,”Power Thrashing death”. The covers sounded really great, the power of true thrash and heavy metal was present, the energy of this band was at the highest point, the crowd was also full of energy, so the band and the crowd made this show amazing, everyone in the hall was in such a positive mood, it was something magical, even the crowd got on the stage and singed with the band. The time has comed for the band to get of the stage, the crowd was ready for more thrash metal madness.
The second band was Kobold Serbian speed thrash metal band. This band is demostration of thrash metal band with three members, which everyone one of them has a great tehnical and vocal abilities on the live concert’s, and it can be also heard on their EP “Madness Overture” and their debut album “Death Parade” .They began there performance in very raw but energetic way, the sound was raw, the sound of riffs were crushing the walls of the hall.The vocal Elio Rigonat showed that his voice is no joke, it’s pure evilness. The first song was “Die Hard“, the crowd was in trance there were mosh pits, headbanging, screaming ovations for each song.Then they played the songs from their upcoming album such as “Random act of Violence“,”Death Parade” and“I Icarus” and so on. The guitarist Savo and drummer Sergej also singed on some songs.Crowd reacted insane to their perfomance, they made the atmosphere so amazing, everyone was in such crazy mood. Kobold left the stage and what is about to happen next was the explosion of madness.
The time has come for the third band to begin and the madness begined with Serbian thrash/cross over band Nadimac. When they arrived on the stage mayhem has begone, not only the band was crazy as hell, but the crowd went completly insane and out off cotrol. Fearlessness of this band made the atmosphere, almost like there is going to be some massive slaughter among the crowd. The singer Danilo Trbojevic was all over the place. I can say he was faster than lightning. Crowd has headbanged, screaming, there were ovations, crowd diving and mosh pits all the tame, the atmosphere was like a bomb, with every second it was about blow off and to be a true fucking mayhem and destruction.They played the songs from their LP release “Manifest Protiv Sudbine” and the other songs they played were “Smrt Autoriteta“, “Koma Sutra“, “Treće Oko” and this song was from thier first album called “Državni Neprijatelj Broj Kec“. The crowd reaction in a very crazy way to all of this songs, like I said before.The band left the stage, the half of the crowd left the hall.
The fourth band was Serbian thrash metal band Prisoner. The half of the crowd left the hall and the shame is on them. This is one amazing band that has a potencial to be really big band one day, they didn’t now what they missed, when they left the concert.The band played very furiously in the brutal manner, crushing riffs were all over the place, the sound was awesome and magical, with the musical skills of guitarist Mateja Cveticanin what can go wrong. The drummer that was supposed to play on the concert was Igor Kuzmovic, but he didn’t play on the concert for some reason, the former drummer Nikola Simonović joined them on this concert. The first song was “Something To Fear” from thier album “See the Scars“.The other songs they played were from the same album and those songs were “Deceived“, “Messiah“,“The Beast in the Mirror“, “Risen from the Grave“, “Hung, Drawn &Quartered” from the same album. They also performed new song “Dead Travel Fast“, every song on the concert had that power in the sound and energy, band gave the audience a full package of madness, and the crowd reaction very possitive, they headbang, screamed, they were mosh pits, crowd diving. The band showed on the concert why they are a one very unigue and awesome band, it’s all about how you present your music. They played “Risen from the Grave” as thier last song, the crowd wanted more, so the band got on the stage for the encore and they played a cover of Heller Yugoslavian thrash metal band the song was “Inkvizicija“. The band left the stage. The next band was up to fucked up the crowd.
The fifth band was Serbian progressive thrash metal band Alitor. The band got on the stage, and the apocylpse can began. The band played songs such as “Artist Of Deception“,”Embittered“, Realm Of Grief was the from their first album “EternalDepression“. The band played like true thrash metal masters. They were late for the show because they were shooting their new music video. The singer said this: “We apologize for being late, we were shooting our new music video“.The show goes on. The crowd really enjoyed their show. Last song they played was song “Horror“. Crowd was having fun and they were happy. Band got of the stage and that was about it for the concert and one crazy night.
It so nice to see people in such humanitarian concert that they not only enjoy music, but they spent their time to help a sick little boy, who needed a help from all of us. I hope the bands collected money for the Stefan. There was a lot love that night, if the people were humane as all of the people on the concert and the bands a world would surely be a better place. Help others, you will never no when you are going to need someones help.
Here is the video clip of the band Prisoner enjoy it:
Live report: SAPRON
My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.
Last August, the artist Travis Moore unveiled his statue to honour the passing of late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar And Grill – the singer and bassist’s favourite haunt. A short documentary “Live to Win” has been posted online, where HIRAX’s Katon De Pena, Anne de Pena, Travis Moore and Mikey Maglieri tell us how the statue came to be from the idea to it’s conception.
The life-size bronze sculpture was commissioned after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy’s death in December.
HIRAX is an American thrash metal band beginning in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena (founding member). The band was an early example of the thrash metal, speed metal and crossover. HIRAX is based in Los Angeles but, at that time, because of the weak metal scene in their area, they spent most of their time playing in San Francisco along with Slayer, Metallica, and Exodus, who were all part of the exciting new metal emerging from the Bay area. They released a four-song demo in 1984. This demo was widely circulated and the band became known and respected worldwide through the metal tape trading underground. Since then HIRAX has released 5 full length studio albums and multiple EPs and has toured the world including many festivals in South America, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, and the U.S.A.
Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) will soon hit the road again, for their “But Wait … THERE’S MORE! South East Tour 2016”, kicking off November 26th in Harlingen, Texas. The support comes from TOXIC SHOCK. Check out the shows and venues below:
November 26th – Harlingen, TX – Hop Shop
November 27th – Laredo, TX – The Cold Brew
November 29th – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
November 30th – Fort Worth, TX – the Rail Club
December 01st – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall (Dirty Dog)
December 02nd – Corpus, TX – Ayers Event Center
December 03rd – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
December 04th – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
December 06th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
December 07th – Atlantic Beach, FL – Harbor Tavern
December 08th – Satellite Beach, FL – Wynfields
December 09th – Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
December 10th – Margate, FL – Omalley’s
December 11th – Sarasota, FL – Kelly’s Live
TRAUMA + TAIPAN: Official “Rising in The West” Tour Flyer Unveiled!
Just recently the US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends TRAUMA announced their “Rising in The West” tour, to join the band for the selected shows are their roster mates, the international death thrash super-group TAIPAN. Today has been unveiled the official tour flyer, and furthermore both bands have issued their message to the fans.
“Trauma is looking forward to getting back out on the road and greet our old fans and creating new ones ”
Michael Black of TAIPAN said:
“Taipan is very honored to play shows with the original Bay thrash band. Its good to be part of history. We look forward to seeing everyone on the road.”
Check out the tour dates and details below.
October 6 – Scottsdale AZ The Rogue Bar *without Taipan
October 7 – Five Star Bar, Los Angeles, CA *without Taipan
October 8 – Thrash Bash Tijuana – Safari Club
October 14 – Long Beach – Blacklight District
October 15 – Las Vegas – OMD Theater
October 22 – Deadfest 2 – Dollhut Anaheim
October 28 – BlackThronSCREAM FEST – Pico Rivera Sports Arena
October 29 – The Elks Lodge- San Bernadino *without Taipan
TRAUMA was formed in 1980, having in their original line-up the iconic Cliff Burton on bass guitar, before joining Metallica in 1982. The band quickly became well known throughout California, playing at all the legendary venues, and their first ever recorded track “Such a Shame” was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982. Their “Scratch and Scream” (1984) album has long been considered a classic Heavy Metal collector’s item. Shrapnel Records re-mastered and re-released the album in October 2013, and TRAUMA reformed with a new line-up for the album re-release. In July 2014 TRAUMA played at the Headbangers Open Air Festival, furthermore the same year TRAUMA signed a world-wide contract with Pure Steel Records. Their latest effort “Rapture and Wrath” was released on February 27, 2015. The band released a video of one of the new songs, “When I Die”, in February 2015.TRAUMA is currently writing material for a new album and is in the process of securing live touring dates. Check out “When I Die” here:
TAIPAN – all-star studio project, formed in 2015 – is composed from the best traditions of thrash and death metal to form a band that has exploded since its formation only one year ago. TAIPAN‘s music is breathtaking guitar solos by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, mind-blowing drums played by Aaron Rossi (ANKLA, MINISTRY), and powerful lyrics by former BLACK OIL frontman Michael Black. TAIPAN’s lyrics are based on lighting the darkest parts of the human soul, inner-confrontation and social tension. The band’s popularity has exploded with the award-winning animated video “White Fog of Bhopal”.endorsed by the Bhopal Justice Foundation, watch it here:
TAIPAN is currently writing and recording their new album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Motograter, Ill Nino, Terror Universal) and includes an incredible line-up of guests, gods of metal like David Shankle (MANOWAR), Tony Dolan (VENOM INC.), Mike Browning (MORBID ANGEL), Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), Tony Campos (STATIC X), Jack Gibson (EXODUS), former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE and many more.