Sep
12

METAL LABEL HYDRA HEADS BOWS OUT OF THE INDUSTRY

Hydra Head Records have been around since 1993 and have brought many bands to a wide audience. However now they have announced that it is time for them to step down. According to co-founder Aaron Turner, they have had to call it quits due to a “self-induced whirlwind of chaos.” The heavy metal label will stop releasing new music after this December and will “remain operational only in the interest of maintaining our back catalogue, with the ultimate aim of repaying our rather sizable debts.”

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Jan
04

THANKS!

Thanks for a fun and exciting inaugural Metal Suckfest! Check out photos from Night 1 and Night 2.

Stay tuned for information on our next event.

Nov
04

THE METAL SUCKFEST AFTER-PARTIES!

Idle Hands Bar

The official Metal Suckfest pre-game was a smash last night, with Mayhem, Keep of Kalessin, Hate, Abigail Williams and Woe ripping the Gramercy Theatre’s arseholes like they’ve never been ripped before. Tonight we ratchet up the tension with the fest’s first official night; there’s still time to buy tickets here or at the door of the show. Doors are at 5pm and the first of 10 bands goes on at 5:30, so get there early!

But the fun doesn’t end when the fat lady sings (which in this case, I guess, is Municipal Waste)! After the show we’ll be partying with the bands from Suckfest at Brooklyn’s best metal bar, the legendary DUFF’s, just under the Williamsburg Bridge on the Brooklyn side. Come and booze it up with us into the wee hours of Saturday morning with metal rocking on the jukebox all night long.

And then, Saturday night, after Cynic cap the fest’s second day, we’ll be doing it all over again at our favorite “Bourbon, Beer, Rock” standby Idle Hands Bar on Avenue B and 2nd St in Manhattan. It’s only a $7 cab ride from the Gramercy, AND EVERYONE WITH A METAL SUCKFEST TICKET STUB GETS A FREE SHOT OF WHISKEY! (assuming you’re over 21… duh), so you’ve really got no excuse not to pile into a cab with your buddies and head on down. Idle Hands’ selection of bourboun and beer is aces — make sure you enjoy it.

See you tonight!

Nov
03

HEART-BREAKING NEWS: LAKE BUKKAKE PULLS OUT THE METAL SUCKFEST

Yes, it’s true, and yes, it’s a total bummer. Legendary NYC underground pornogrinders have cancelled their appearance for Day One of The Metal Suckfest tomorrow. It would have been their first show since 2001.

The cause, apparently, is this: the band HATES attention. We’ve had readers asking why their albums aren’t online, why they have no website, etc. And that’s the reason. Lake Bukkake might be the only band in history that DOESN’T want to be famous.

And suddenly they were gonna play Suckfest, and they were getting all this attention. And, basically, they freaked. So they were gonna play in front of a crowd about seven times larger than any crowd they’ve ever played for before? We all this press ranging from Metal Injection to Brooklyn Vegan to Metal Insider Time Out New York present and snapping photos?

They couldn’t handle it. They called us this morning and said they were out. Vince and Axl literally spent all afternoon on the phone with them trying to convince them to play the show, but to no avail.

No one is more heart-broken than we are. But the good news that every other band previously scheduled to play The Metal Suckfest is STILL going to rock your face. So if Lake Bukkake don’t wanna be there, well… their loss.

Tickets to both days of The Metal Suckfest are just $25 until 10 pm tonight, even if you buy them online — there are NO service fees. Buy tickets here.

And see ya tomorrow!!!

Nov
03

METAL SUCKFEST TICKET SALE EXTENDED TO 10 PM TONIGHT; ALL TIX NOW JUST $25; DISCOUNT OFFERED TO THOSE WHO BOUGHT NON-SALE TIX

Hell yeah! Yesterday’s sale on discounted tickets to The Metal Suckfest was such a success, we’re keepin’ it going! That means you can still buy tickets for just $25 — down from the original $30, and COMPLETELY FREE OF SERVICE CHARGES, EVEN IF YOU BUY TICKETS ONLINE –until 10 pm tonight! If you haven’t already, you should absolutely take advantage of this deal, because it means you’ll actually pay five dollars less than if you bought tickets at the door. So what are you waiting for? GO BUY TICKETS NOW! To cash in your discount, select the number of tickets you want from the “Discount Offer” menu after selecting the same amount in the “Full Price Ticket” menu.

We also know that some people who bought tickets before the sale feel, well, ripped-off — and, hey, we totally understand. And so, to make it up to those people, if you bought your ticket BEFORE the sale, we’re offering you $10 off any MetalSucks merch, including a sweet, sweet-ass, limited edition foil version of The Metal Suckfest post (above) that was designed by our friend Rodney Githens from Vertebrae 33 and Metal Band Art. (This offer does not apply merch from the bands — sorry, that’s not our decision to make!) So hopefully you can go home with some cool shit at a way lower-than-usual price, and feel like your Uncle Axl and Uncle Vince still took good care of ya.

See you all on Friday! WE ARE SO FUCKING STOKED!!!!!!!

-Axl & Vince

Nov
02

COUNTDOWN TO THE METAL SUCKFEST: LIVE VIDEOS OF EVERY BAND PLAYING DAY TWO!!!

The Metal Suckfest is this weekend!!! And in case you’re not familiar with, or are somehow not sold on, the twenty incredible bands we’ve booked to play THE party of the year, we have scoured YouTube for recent live footage of ALL the artists playing the fest… so you can have a little taste of the madness we have in store for ya! You can see clips from all the bands playing on Friday, November 4 here; and check out clips of all the bands playing on Saturday, November 5 below.

And don’t forget: TODAY and TODAY ONLY, ALL TICKETS TO THE METAL SUCKFEST ARE JUST $25 EACH with no added fees, regardless of whether you buy tickets online, or just walk up to the box office at the Gramercy Theatre. So if you don’t already have your tickets, make sure you take advantage!!!

And now, without further ado, enjoy concert footage of all the bands playing Day Two of The Metal Suckfest!

CYNIC

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Nov
02

FOR ONE DAY ONLY: TICKETS TO THE METAL SUCKFEST JUST $25!!!

You read that correctly — even if you buy tickets online, the price per day to attend The Metal Suckfest is just $25. This offer is good for TODAY and TODAY ONLY, so don’t wait to reserve your spot at THE party of the year!

Buy tickets here, and look for the “Discount Offer” section to take advantage of this stellar deal!

Nov
01

COUNTDOWN TO THE METAL SUCKFEST: LIVE VIDEOS OF EVERY BAND PLAYING DAY ONE!!!

The Metal Suckfest is this weekend!!! And in case you’re not familiar with, or are somehow not sold on, the twenty incredible bands we’ve booked to play THE party of the year, we have scoured YouTube for recent live footage of ALL the artists playing the fest… so you can have a little taste of the madness we have in store for ya! (The exception is Prime Evil, who are actually reuniting after being dormant for some time. So their live footage is from back in the day.) Today, we’re posting clips of all the bands playing on Friday, November 4; tomorrow, we’ll post clips of all the bands playing on Saturday, November 5.

And don’t forget: TOMORROW and TOMORROW ONLY, ALL TICKETS TO THE METAL SUCKFEST ARE JUST $25 EACH, regardless of whether you buy tickets online, or just walk up to the box office at the Gramercy Theatre. So if you don’t already have your tickets, make sure you take advantage!!!

And now, without further ado, enjoy concert footage of all the bands playing Day One of The Metal Suckfest!

MUNICIPAL WASTE

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Oct
31

COUNTDOWN TO THE METAL SUCKFEST: THIS WEDNESDAY, ALL TICKETS ARE $25 FOR JUST 24 HOURS!!!

You read the headline correctly! This Wednesday, November 2, for 24 hours and only 24 hours, all tickets to The Metal Suckfest are dropping from $30 to $25 — even if you order tickets online, they’re still just $25, regardless of service fees!!!

So, like, what else do you need to know? Twenty bands in two days for just twenty-five bucks a day?!?! That’s just $2.50 a band. That’s re-goddamn-diculous.

You can order tickets right here, or just walk up to the box office at the Gramercy Theatre. And don’t forget that if you purchase tickets your tickets before the show, you’ll be entered a win a contest where one winner each day (Friday and Saturday only; Thursday’s “Pre Game” is not included) will be able to arrive at the show before doors open to meet with the bands backstage before the concert, listen to soundcheck, and hang out and watch as everything gets set up. Each winner will also receive a bag full of metal swag put together by MetalSucks! Folks who purchase tickets online are automatically entered into the raffle, while those who purchase tickets at the Gramercy Theatre box office can drop a ballot in the “enter to win” box located in the box office window.

Oct
31

WEDNESDAY: CYNIC CARBON-BASED ANATOMY RELEASE PARTY, SIGNING, AND ACOUSTIC SET AT IDLE HANDS BAR!

IT’S ALMOST HERE!!! After months and months of hard work and planning, The Metal Suckfest is this Friday + Saturday!!! We are obviously beyond excited. And we’re gonna have a ton of more news for you about the fest throughout this week, so you can get the maximum amount of fun out of your MSF experience.

For example: the legendary Cynic, who are headlining The Metal Suckfest on Saturday, November 5, will also be doing a special release party for their new EP, Carbon-Based Anatomy (our review here)!!! That event will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at Idle Hands Bar starting at 8 pm. The band will be signing copies of the EP, which doesn’t even come out ’til November 15, so if you come to this event, you can get yours two weeks in advance. And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, they’ll also be doing a special acoustic performance!

But wait! It gets even better!!! Idle Hands will be offering drink specials, including their signature $10 Tasting with Sierra Nevada. So you have a chance to see Cynic twice in one week, in totally different environments, doing totally different kinds of gigs, and you can get totally sloshed doing it. Not too shabby, eh?

You can get more details from Idle Hands’ official website. And we’ll have even MORE news on Idle Hands and a post-Suckfest party for you sometime this week. Stay tuned…

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