Tonight Manilla Road rewires The Circuit

I am not sure that The Circuit, a relatively new music venue in Essex, has had a concert as large and as amazing as the one that will occur in just a few hours. I hope you all come out to witness this destruction. This epic heavy metal event is hosted and sponsored by Metallomusikum …

Review: The Lesser Key of Solomon by A Sound of Thunder

The Northern Virginia/DC/MD area band A Sound of Thunder has a new album out called The Lesser Key of Solomon. On Friday, November 21, they open for the legendary Manilla Road at The Circuit in Essex, along with Iron Man, Witch Hazel and Maximum Oversatan. Tickets to the show can be purchased here. I thought …

Manilla Road invades The Circuit November 21

Wherever Manilla Road goes, it is Shark Week...Mark "The Shark" Shelton that is. On November 21, Metallomusikum and The Circuit, a new club in Essex, will host the heavy metal legends, along with A Sound of Thunder, Iron Man, Witch Hazel and Maximum Oversatan. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door and available …

Halloween Special means eight album reviews in an hour!

We get a lot of albums to preview here at Metallomusikum, and sometimes we get behind on listening to them all. So today, for Halloween, we decided to race through eight album reviews in an hour. In order, we talk about the following: Exhumed - Necrocracy (death metal) Inquisition - Obscure Verses for the Multiverse …

New Iron Man video single posted on YouTube

Maryland doom engineers Iron Man have released a video single from their forthcoming album, South of the Earth. The track  "Hail to the Haze," is posted below. Iron Man recently signed to Rise Above Records in Europe and will be distributed stateside by Metal Blade Records. You can pre-order your very own copy (CDs, for now) via …

Iron Man band sign to Rise Above Records

For the last several months, fans of the doom metal band Iron Man have been teased--nay--tortured by Facebook status updates about a new album. Then there was a YouTube video previewing songs for this new full-length.  Not long ago, we learned the name of that record-- South of the Earth. I have heard most of these …

Eye of the Stone Goat 2 fest dooms Delaware

As if Delaware were not doomed enough, Snake Charmer Booking has announced a new doom metal music festival “The Eye of the Stoned Goat 2” for Saturday, February 9. Set at JB McGinnes Pub in New Castle, the show features 10 stoner rock and doom metal bands from the mid-Atlantic. Tickets are $10 and doors …

Days of the Doom 3 tickets on sale Dec. 1

Unless you are planning a wedding, June 2013 might seem pretty far off. But for the organizers of Days of the Doomed 3 (or III if you like your numerals Roman), June can't get here soon enough.Billed as the biggest doom fest in the midwest, DOTD3 will take place on June 21 and 22 at …

Doomantia benefit compilation drops today. Get it!

Earlier this month I wrote about Doomantia.com's founder Ed Barnard and how he had fallen on financial hard times due to medical expenses. Today the 39 song Doomantia Vol. 1 compilation was released and man, I am only four songs in to listening, but it totally crushes.Bands appearing on this compilation are from across the …

Doomantia founder must be spared from actual doom

There's a saying that most of us are just one paycheck away from being homeless. In the case of Ed Barnard, mastermind behind the doom, sludge, psychedelic, stoner, sludge metal website Doomantia, it was a $10,000 medical bill.At last report on his webiste, Ed was indeed homeless in the state of Washington, splitting time between …