Jag Panzer announces new album to be released in september

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One June 10th, legendary Heavy Metal act Jag Panzer announced online that their next album entitled “The Deviant Chord” will be released on September 29th, 2017. The album will be distributed through SPV worldwide as well. This is the first album from the band since their last entitled “Scourge Of The Night” released in 2011. Personally I think this is a great time for the band to reappear on the scene. With a lot of the more obscure bands on the spectrum releasing material, this hopefully give them a chance to spark up some good ideas once again. Are you excited to see Jag Panzer return?

Venom Inc release new track “Dein Fleisch”


Venom Inc have released the official video for their new song “Dein Fleisch” for their new album entitled “Ave” out on August 11th this summer. Personally the song has a very almost Rammstein sound and pace to it with a more 90’s riff heavy sound to it. After a few listens i’m starting to dig it more and more and this is a good tease for what is to come on the album. I do hope they do have more fast paced like moments as well though.

Jack Starr’s Burning Starr to release “Stand Your Ground” in August

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Legendary heavy metal group Jack Starr’s Burning Star are to released their brand new full length album entitled “Stand Your Ground” on August 25th, 2017. Announced by the band earlier this afternoon, the album will be available through High Roller records on CD, double LP and as a digital download. The album was produced by Bart Gabriel, mixed by Kevin Burnes and mastered by Patrick Engel with artwork done by the legendary Ken Kelly. This is their first album since “Land Of The Dead” in 2011.


New Manilla Road album entitled “To Kill A King” out June 30th


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Manilla Road’s new album entitled “To Kill A King” is to be released on June 30th, 2017 through ZYX music. This is their first album since 2015’s “The Blessed Curse” and is definitely one I am looking forward to. The band announced earlier today via facebook that the album will be available in a standard digipack, double vinyl and even a limited metalbox including a cd, flag, magnet and sticker. There is no listing for a preorder as of yet but the band I believe should be announcing it anytime soon.

Venom Inc. announce North American tour with GoatWhore and Toxic Holocaust


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Venom Inc featuring Tony Dolan, Abaddon and Mantas of the “Primal Evil” era of Venom have announced their next US outing this fall with Goatwhore, one of my favorite bands of the retro thrash movement, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence. The band is also working on a new album that I feel will be out around the time this tour starts. The tour begins September 1st in Philadelphia and runs all the way through October 4th with a two special Venom Inc. shows. They hit here in Chicago on September 8th, I’ll definitely be hitting it up before heading to California and so should you!

Legions Of Metal aftermath update

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Legions of Metal was a fantastic time, met so many old friends and new friends all weekend. As this is just a small update, Glistening Metal will have a full article of the whole festival hopefully sometime this week. Believe me there is a lot to talk about! Thanks to Bob Byrne and Shane Merrill and everyone at Reggies for letting this fest happen, all the fans and all the bands Devil In Disguise Cerebus Carriage Helion Prime Avalon Steel Legendry Ice Sword Vanlade (Official) Sacred Leather Substratum Lady Beast and many many more that played, you are the ones keeping the underground alive!

Devil In Disguise: Glacier has risen again



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When mentioning underground 1980’s Heavy Metal, many, many bands come to mind. However, one that has received a lot of attention recently is US Power Metal outfit Glacier out of Oregon. This band has been synonymous with releasing one of the most solid classic Heavy Metal E.P’s of all time in 1985 which is all there is in their discography besides a few demo’s a few years after. The classic Glacier E.P featured five classic songs with three different singers as well. The most popular vocalist however was Mike “Glacier Mike” Podrybau who sang on three out of those five songs. Recently he has formed the band “Devil In Disguise” featuring Mike Mendoza and Michael Maselbas sharing guitar duties with bassist Alfonso Polo and drummer Adam Kopecky who are a tribute to the classic Glacier music.

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The band recently had their last rehearsal before they head to the annual Keep it True festival in Germany next week and then Legions Of Metal in Chicago and I was lucky enough to attend as well. Opening with “Heaven’s at hand” the band were in fine form and very solid playing through the whole Glacier e.p and a few rare demo songs including the very progressive start and stop “Eastern Guns” which they pulled off brilliantly. Lead singer “Glacier Mike” was in top form performing all song with ease and enthusiasm joking around with everyone and having a fun time. The drums I especially really enjoyed because Adam is a machine with endless drum rolls and being on point at every point of every song. The band actually ran through their set twice ¬†with both their current bass player and their stand in for Germany. Both sets were very solid and the whole band like I said displayed very precise playing skills and I think did these songs very faithfully.

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I hope for big things for Devil In Disguise, they bring back the classic Glacier everyone has wanted and hopefully one day can bring some new songs to the table as well. Check them out at Keep It True and Legions of Metal, you don’t want to miss this legendary once in a lifetime set!




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