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Head First

One may have to be of a certain age and disposition to be remotely excited by the phrase "funk-metal." The arrival of HEAD FIRST seems to suggest that there are more than a few of us out there, pining for the glory days when bands like FAITH NO MORE, pre-suck RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, FISHBONE and MORD...
May 24, 2022
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The Dark Parade

Time should probably have been a lot kinder to MORDRED. Years ahead of their time, the San Francisco thrash crew were mixing balls-out funk and scratching skills into their crossover sound in the late '80s. Although nominally part of the "funk metal" movement that coalesced around RED HOT CHILI PEPP...
July 19, 2021
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MORDRED Unveils Music Video For 'Love Of Money'

Influential San Francisco crossover thrash metal act MORDRED — which this summer will release its first full-length record in over 25 years — has unveiled a music video for "Love Of Money", the latest clip from the band's 2020 comeback EP "Volition". Shot on location in San Francisco by Eddie Granil...
March 14, 2021
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MORDRED To Release First Full-Length Album In Over 25 Years, 'The Dark Parade', In The Spring

The acclaimed and influential crossover thrash band MORDRED has signed with M-Theory Audio. The group will release "The Dark Parade" — its first full-length record in over 25 years — in the spring of 2021. MORDRED was formed in 1984 as the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene was beginning...
October 31, 2020
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MORDRED Is Back With 'Volition' EP

MORDRED has released a new single, "Not For You", the first track to be taken off the influential crossover band's upcoming EP, "Volition", due out on June 19. MORDRED, a band always ahead of its time, was formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the "Big Four":...
June 14, 2020
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Reunited VIO-LENCE Plus Members Of TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Perform At 'Killian On Command' Benefit Concert (Video)

TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN and VIO-LENCE members performed at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian last night (Saturday, January 20) at The Midway in San Francisco, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" saw the musicians play only VIO-LENCE material spanning the...
January 21, 2018
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Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN Moves To Larger Venue

Due to high ticket demand, the previously announced benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) is moving to a larger venue. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, will now take place the same night at The Mid...
January 9, 2018
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MORDRED To Perform At Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN

Reunited late '80s/early '90s San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED have been announced as the first support act at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. "Killian On Command: An Eve...
November 28, 2017
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TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL Members And Others To Perform At Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN

Members of TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN, MORDRED, VIO-LENCE and many more Bay Area thrash outfits will perform at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of...
November 6, 2017
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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulri...
March 27, 2017
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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art b...
February 9, 2017
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Reunited MORDRED Performs In Oakland; Video Available

Reunited late '80s/early '90s San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED played a warm-up show for their U.K. tour on August 16 at Leo's Music Club in Oakland, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV). MORDRED has just released a new single, "T...
August 18, 2014
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Reunited MORDRED To Release 'The Baroness' Single In August

Reunited late '80s/early '90s San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED will embark on a U.K, tour in August. In addition, the band will release a new single, "The Baroness", along with its back catalogue and "In This Live" video, which documents the 1991 sold-out shows at the Marquee in London....
July 8, 2014
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Reunited MORDRED To Release New EP; U.K. Tour Scheduled For August

Reunited late '80s/early '90s San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED will embark on a U.K, tour in August. In addition, the band has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise enough funds to cover tour costs as well as the expenses involved in releasing an EP of new material and reissuing the b...
March 10, 2014
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Heavy Metal Video Racks Up Half Million Views After Being Named 'Most Awful' Clip Of 2011

"The King That Never Was", the new video from Cleveland metallers ALTERNATE REALITY, has racked up more than half a million views on YouTube after being named "The Most Epically Awful Video Of 2011" by Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo! Music's "Video Ga Ga" music blog. Parker writes: "Do not attempt to adjus...
December 9, 2011