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Pick Axe Preacher serve up some “Salem Justice”

“…No way man, Exodus and Testament are total dad bands. Its all about Sleeping With Sirens.” With all due respect to SWS and their fan base, this generalized sentiment has become all too common in todays metal community. While most of the younger generation of Metalheads may completely agree that thier elders need to give up the aggression driven ways of the past to make room for skinny jeans and cartoonish sized holes in various body parts, there is one band coming to us from the abyss that was formerly known as Detroit, that gives zero fucks about trendy looks and nine string breakdowns.


Salem Justice, the second release from Michigan based Pick Axe Preacher, is a non-stop rail gun of an album from start to finish. With no warning, no air raid sirens, and not even the courtesy of a gift basket, Salem Justice will annihilate your eardrums with a relentlessness set to rival the bombing runs in Kuwait.


I’m not quite sure what snapped with this guy, but vocalist Mike Williams is pissed off and for 11 tracks he screams with such an animalistic rage that you are given no choice, you HAVE to like it. Mike Hopper has managed to create what is possibly the most disgusting guitar tones and riffs this journalist has ever heard which is in complete contrast to what most bands are doing these days. This true grit may not be pretty, but it translates beautifully in a world where things may have become just a little too crisp. The only real concern I have for the band falls on drummer, Jeff Vergiels. If this guy doesnt get a sponsorship from Gatorade soon, I do’n know how he can be expect to perform even one track from this album. His level of intensity and never ceasing movement is as scary as it is awe inspiring.


The new age of metal is here and it is presumably going to take root and stick around for at least the near future. Pick Axe Preacher have proved with Salem Justice that not only can they out play the new trends, not only can they go harder and heavier, they can do it all in Ninja Turtle costumes. Why? Because fuck you. That’s why.




3.5/5 Horns






\m/That Metal Fan\m/

Check out Pick Axe Preacher at one of their upcoming shows:

  • August 1st- Fort Wayne, Indiana @ O’Sullivan’s Italian Pub
  • August 7th- Fort Wayne, Indiana @ Skeletunes Lounge
  • August 21st- Westland, Michigan @ The Token Lounge
  • August 22nd- Wattsburg, Pennsylvania @ Wattsburg Fairgrounds





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The Most Metal Day of The Year With “Tormenter”

July 24th, 2015 is a date that has solidified itself as nothing short of monumental for the metal world. On the one hand, a record that undoubtedly helped to shape the course of metal into what we see today dropped on this day in 1990. The 25th anniversary of Pantera‘s Cowboys From Hell serves as a humble reminder of just how far our genre has come since the days of hair metal and also, in the words of one Mayhem Festival founder, just how “Old, Fat, and Bald”, we have all Become. On the other hand, the long awaited studio return from Lamb Of God has finally dropped. Coincidentally, Sturm Und Drang finds its release date coinciding with the launch of the Summers Last Stand Tour which sees Lamb Of God setting out to absolutely destroy North America with Slipknot.

Just in case all of this isn’t enough to get your cold metal blood pumping, today also sees La Puente, California‘s Tormenter re-releasing their sophomore album Prophetic Deceiver on Static Tension Recordings. While the band being signed to a label is something we highly commend, the music is what we are all here for, so lets get this started.


I can sit here and tell you how the albums recording quality is immaculate, the guitars are tight, the vocals and drumming is the “Bees-Frickin-Knees”, but you won’t truly grasp the abundance of kick ass Tormenters Prophetic Deceiver has to offer. So instead, let’s try this: Close your eyes and picture, if you will, Slayer and Exodus having a musical baby. Got it? GREAT! Now imagine Obituary and Ascendancy era Trivium have a musical child of their own. These two babies grow up together, they fall in love with one another, then during a night of sweat whips and passion, the condom breaks. The ensuing serial killer, i mean… baby, with its sweet guitar licks and unstoppable double bass would get you in the ballpark of the absolute madness that is Tormenter.


Pantera milestone, a Lamb Of God milestone, and now a Tormenter milestone. We here at TMF are making it official. July 24th, 2015 is the most metal day of the year. Check out the links below to find everything Tormenter.

5/5 Horns



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Exodus Takes Over Europe



Thrash metal legends EXODUS are set to kick off their upcoming European headline tour on June 1st, 2015. The European dates kick off in Hamburg, Germany at Knust and end in Helinski, Finland on June 26th. The tour includes several festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Forta Rock Festival, Copenhell Festival, Metal Frenzy Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Festival, and Tuska Open Air.


EXODUS just wrapped up a successful U.S. run with headliners TESTAMENT and special guests SHATTERED SUN, dubbed the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour. Later this year, EXODUS will take part in the Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise, departing from Miami, FL on September 28th.


“We’re already out here in Europe ready to kill,” states vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. “We are currently in Spain and ready for the rest of Europe and all the festivals. See you in the pit for The Toxic Waltz!”


Catch EXODUS in Europe this summer – see below for all dates.



6/1 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust

6/2 – Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser

6/4 – Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock – Sweden Rock Festival

6/5 – Hanover, Germany @ Musikzentrum

6/6 – Njmegen, Netherlands @ Forta Rock Festival

6/7- Moscow, Russia @ Volta Club

6/8 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Zal Ozhidaniya

6/10 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu

6/11 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ den Atelier

6/12 – Vienna, Austria @ Szene

6/13 – Nova Gorcia, Slovenia @ Mostovna

6/14 – Brno, Czech Republic @ Faval Club

6/15 – Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima

6/16 – Poznan, Poland @ Eskulap

6/17 – Essen, Germany @ Turok

6/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival

6/19 – Gardelegen, Germany @ Metal Frenzy Festival

6/20 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting

6/21 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest Festival

6/23 – London, England @ Underworld

6/24 – London, England @ Underworld

6/25 – Manchester, England @ Academy 3

6/26 – Helinski, Finland @ Tuska Open Air Metal Festival –



9/28-10/2 – Miami, FL @ Port of Miami


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Source: Adrenaline PR