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Took my time with this one, but it's finally ready. Here are my picks for the best albums of 2020. Hope you dig it! 🤘
01/06/2021
2020 Year-End Recap: Best Albums

Took my time with this one, but it's finally ready. Here are my picks for the best albums of 2020. Hope you dig it! 🤘

2020 ... a nightmare year for planet earth, but a fantastic year of new heavy music. Without further ado, here are the Metal Assault editor's picks for the top 20 albums of the year. #20. HUM - Inlet: Champaign, Illinois alt-metal / space rock group Hum dropped an extremely pleasant surprise in 2

#MetalAssaultRecords is very excited to announce the newest addition to its label roster, the one and only Beatallica! C...
01/04/2021
BEATALLICA signs with Metal Assault Records

#MetalAssaultRecords is very excited to announce the newest addition to its label roster, the one and only Beatallica! Check out the full announcement:

Metal Assault Records is very excited to announce its newest signing, a truly one-of-a-kind band. Globally touring mash-up metal band BEATALLICA has joined the MAR roster and will release their fourth full-length album, and their first in more than seven years, via our label in the year 2021. Fo

2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, but for me, mostly because I couldn't book any events past March. The MA ...
12/30/2020

2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, but for me, mostly because I couldn't book any events past March. The MA events, specially the release shows, are a close tie-in and a huge component of how I run #MetalAssaultRecords. What I undoubtedly love most about music is its live performance aspect, and the total absence of it has been a glaring omission not only for my label, but in my life as a whole.

But I had to transition to survive, and put out new releases despite the inability to hold any release shows. In 2020, the label put out 8 full releases and 3 digital-only releases of its own, as compared to just 3 full releases in 2019, which has resulted in a 10x increase in the label's sales volume from 2019 to 2020.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank my entire artist roster for keeping the creative flame burning, the artists that contributed to the two #MetalAssaultMixtape releases that came out this year, and most of all, to everyone that supported the artists and the label by making a purchase.

Much more to come in 2021. Hails and horns. 🙏🤘

"Two words, absolutely astounding. Old Blood‘s Acid Doom is a complete revelation of an album, spooky, doomy, thunderous...
12/17/2020
Top Ten Of 2020: Lee Beamish - The Sleeping Shaman

"Two words, absolutely astounding. Old Blood‘s Acid Doom is a complete revelation of an album, spooky, doomy, thunderous, and completely unique. It’s a mind melding experience, from start to finish, and singer Lynx is mesmerising vocally, and with an incredible backdrop of musicians, this one has to be heard to be believed."

Thanks to The Sleeping Shaman for including OLD BLOOD's #AcidDoom in their Top Ten Of 2020! The album lands at #3 on this fantastic list. Check it out ... 💯

#MetalAssaultRecords

Lee Beamish takes us through his favourite ten releases of 2020, but who will make the final cut? Read on to find out…

12/14/2020

Start your Monday with some face-melting metal from Living Darkness Metal! Debut album out now on #MetalAssaultRecords 🔥

Thanks to Bloody News for spreading the word about the Beekeeper + #MetalAssaultRecords alliance! 🤘
12/12/2020
Beekeeper sign with Metal Assault Records! - Bloody News

Thanks to Bloody News for spreading the word about the Beekeeper + #MetalAssaultRecords alliance! 🤘

San Diego, Thrash, Trio, Beekeeper, Metal Assault Records, Slaves to the Nothing, Vinyl, Ally Levine, Dylan Marks, Heavy Metal, Adam Wollach, USA, Bees Company, Metal

MA classic logo shirts are here, looking absolutely superb! I'm STOKED on how these came out. Thanks to Without Death Me...
12/10/2020

MA classic logo shirts are here, looking absolutely superb! I'm STOKED on how these came out. Thanks to Without Death Merch for the killer-as-usual print job. All pre-orders ship out tomorrow. Get one of these beauties at metalassault.bandcamp.com/merch
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Beekeeper - Slaves To The NothingVinyl releasing early 2021Digital album, digipack CD & merch bundles available now: bee...
12/08/2020

Beekeeper - Slaves To The Nothing

Vinyl releasing early 2021
Digital album, digipack CD & merch bundles available now: beekeepermetal.bandcamp.com/album/slaves-to-the-nothing

* NEW SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT * #MetalAssaultRecords is excited to announce that we've added San Diego thrashers Beekeeper ...
12/08/2020
San Diego Thrash Metal Trio BEEKEEPER signs with Metal Assault Records

* NEW SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT *

#MetalAssaultRecords is excited to announce that we've added San Diego thrashers Beekeeper to the MAR roster! We'll be reissuing their debut album #SlavesToTheNothing on vinyl in early 2021, and to celebrate the signing, we have launched a new CD + t-shirt bundle today. Check out the press release / announcement, read all about Beekeeper and listen to the album here:

Metal Assault Records is psyched to announce its newest confirmed signing. San Diego, California thrash metal trio BEEKEEPER has joined the MAR roster, and with their furious, powerful brand of thrash, this band is all set to add further to the label's already colorful sonic palette. Metal Assau

ICYMI, here is the landing page for the new Sea Sleeper single #GeorgeVanTassel, with the YouTube video and links to Ban...
12/06/2020
George Van Tassel by Sea Sleeper

ICYMI, here is the landing page for the new Sea Sleeper single #GeorgeVanTassel, with the YouTube video and links to Bandcamp, Spotify and other platforms. Check it out, add it to your playlists / libraries, and pre-order the debut album #Nostophobia if you haven't yet ... 🤘 #MetalAssaultRecords

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Just a quick wrap of all that is new at at MA HQ on this, the last #BandcampFriday of 2020! The launch of #MetalAssaultR...
12/05/2020
Bandcamp Friday (December Edition): What's New at Metal Assault Records

Just a quick wrap of all that is new at at MA HQ on this, the last #BandcampFriday of 2020! The launch of #MetalAssaultRecords and OLD BLOOD Bandcamp Subscriptions, new single + music video from Sea Sleeper, charity fundraising t-shirt from Living Darkness Metal, and lots more. Dig it:

It's the last Bandcamp Friday of 2020, and through all of today (until 11:59 PM Pacific Time), Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share, and letting us keep 100% of our sales revenue. To coincide with this occasion, we have some brand new updates for you. Here’s a quick rundown. 1. METAL ASSAULT REC

On this #BandcampFriday, #MetalAssaultRecords is pleased to unveil another scintillating track off of the impending Sea ...
12/04/2020
AN NCS VIDEO PREMIERE: SEA SLEEPER - "GEORGE VAN TASSEL" - NO CLEAN SINGING

On this #BandcampFriday, #MetalAssaultRecords is pleased to unveil another scintillating track off of the impending Sea Sleeper debut album #Nostophobia. NO CLEAN SINGING has the exclusive premiere of the music video for the album's second single, #GeorgeVanTassel. Head on over to check it out, and pre-order the album on seasleeper.bandcamp.com 🤘

  Today we’re premiering an official video for the second single from Nostophobia, the debut album of Portland OR’s Sea Sleeper, who have dfrawn inspiration from such diverse bands as Gorguts and Gojira, Mastodon and Blut Aus Nord. The song’s name is “George Van Tassel“. That name may mea...

MetalAssault.com Exclusive Video Premiere: We are pleased to bring you the hilarious new music video from our friends in...
12/04/2020
Exclusive Video Premiere: VOID VATOR - I Can't Take It

MetalAssault.com Exclusive Video Premiere: We are pleased to bring you the hilarious new music video from our friends in Void Vator! This one is for their single "I Can't Take It", off of their sophomore LP, due out April 2021 via Ripple Music. Check it out 🤘

Metal Assault is pleased to bring you another exclusive video premiere, this one featuring a band many of our readers and followers might be already familiar with; the hard-hitting, power-packed Los Angeles hard rock / heavy metal group, VOID VATOR. We hereby present to you the first look at the

It's #BandcampFriday, and Metal Assault Records is introducing a subscription model which gives YOU incentives to get mo...
12/04/2020
Subscribe to Metal Assault Records

It's #BandcampFriday, and Metal Assault Records is introducing a subscription model which gives YOU incentives to get more directly involved in supporting our label and all our artists. For a small one-time annual rate, sign up and get free digital downloads of all our new releases and the entire back catalog, plus merch discounts, free merch items for higher-tier subscribers, and access to subscriber-only content. Come this way and join the MAR family ...

Instantly get everything Metal Assault Records makes, and then some. Get all the new music we release, plus 15 items from our back-catalog, subscriber-only specials, and exclusive access to our fan community.

Our thanks to GearsOfRock.com for including Sea Sleeper's "Old Guard" in their Top 30 Metal Tracks Spotify playlist, ami...
11/09/2020
Gears of Rock's Top 30 Metal Tracks, a playlist by garthalgar187 on Spotify

Our thanks to GearsOfRock.com for including Sea Sleeper's "Old Guard" in their Top 30 Metal Tracks Spotify playlist, amidst some illustrious company! The brand new single from the PDX prog-death metal group is streaming on all digital platforms, and is off of their debut album #Nostophobia, which is now available for pre-order on seasleeper.bandcamp.com 🔥🤘

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40 years ago today! #Motörhead #AceOfSpades ♠️
11/08/2020

40 years ago today! #Motörhead #AceOfSpades ♠️

It's #BandcampFriday, which means all through today until 11:59 PM Pacific Time, Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share a...
11/06/2020
Bandcamp Friday (November Edition): What's New at Metal Assault Records

It's #BandcampFriday, which means all through today until 11:59 PM Pacific Time, Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share and letting us keep 100% of our sales revenue. Sea Sleeper and OLD BLOOD have premiered stellar music videos and killer new merch today, Living Darkness Metal has launched a new t-shirt to benefit Child Mind Institute, we put up some rare Roadrash 7" test pressings for sale, plus we have freshly released vinyl from Haunted Garage, and more, including the return of the MA classic logo tees! Please give it a look and listen, and consider making a purchase today. Thanks for your continued support! 🤘

Happy Bandcamp Friday! In case you've been living under a rock for the last 8 months and did not know, here's the deal. Through all of today (until 11:59 PM Pacific Time), Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share, and letting us keep 100% of our sales revenue. Metal Assault Records has premiered a bunc

Another #BandcampFriday update from #MetalAssaultRecords: PDX prog-death metal band Sea Sleeper has unveiled a fantastic...
11/06/2020
Sea Sleeper - Old Guard - MoshPitNation

Another #BandcampFriday update from #MetalAssaultRecords: PDX prog-death metal band Sea Sleeper has unveiled a fantastic music video for "Old Guard", the lead single off of their debut album #Nostophobia (out Feb 2021 via MAR). Check out the video on Moshpitnation-mi, and pre-order the album on seasleeper.bandcamp.com 🤘

P.S. Thanks to Dewar PR

...I hear caustic, acidic sludge, bonkers dissonance and hard left turns, and mesmeric melancholy...

11/05/2020

"Old Guard", the lead single off of the Sea Sleeper debut album #Nostophobia, is releasing this Friday aka #BandcampFriday, along with a stunning music video! Album pre-orders will also be launched. Here is a preview. Get. Stoked.

#SeaSleeper #MetalAssaultRecords #progressivedeathmetal #PNW #Portland #Oregon

11/02/2020
OLD BLOOD

New OLD BLOOD music video coming this Friday! 🔥

This past month, we filmed a music video for #Pentahead and we are excited to release it this #BandcampFriday, Nov. 6! Here's a little teaser ...

Just a reminder, the #RemoteBr00tality livestream concert featuring #MetalAssaultRecords artist Warwind is TONIGHT,  liv...
10/30/2020
Remote Br00tality

Just a reminder, the #RemoteBr00tality livestream concert featuring #MetalAssaultRecords artist Warwind is TONIGHT, live at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern! Presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and Metal Assault Records, and also featuring The Conquering, Skullsh*tter and Graveslave. Visit the link below and set yourselves a reminder 🤘

A virtual heavy metal Halloween show

10/30/2020
Slenderman and Other Strange Tales (Expanded EP), by Haunted Garage

OUT NOW on #MetalAssaultRecords: The expanded version of 'Slenderman and Other Strange Tales' by Los Angeles #shockrock / #horrorpunk / #heavymetal legends Haunted Garage! The first vinyl release by the band in 30 years, featuring classics never recorded previously, brand new cuts, and special bonus live tracks. Limited to 300 copies worldwide, and 50 copies signed by the legend himself, Dukey Flyswatter. Very limited number of test pressings also available, as well as bundle packages including the original EP on CD, logo patches and acrylic logo pins.

Listen to the album and pick up a copy: https://hauntedgarage.bandcamp.com/album/slenderman-and-other-strange-tales-expanded-ep

10 track album

10/29/2020

* UNBOXING VIDEO *

#HauntedGarage #SlendermanAndOtherStrangeTales vinyl shipment has arrived!! Here's a quick look at the outer poly sleeve, the jacket, insert and the disc itself. Releasing THIS FRIDAY October 30 via #MetalAssaultRecords. All existing pre-orders and new orders start shipping out tomorrow. Don't miss out! The first HG vinyl release in 30+ years! Don't miss out on this #limitededition offering from these LA #shockrock legends! Available on metalassault.bandcamp.com🤘

We are excited to announce that #MetalAssaultRecords has signed a European distribution deal with Plastic Head! In the c...
10/27/2020
Metal Assault Records signs European Distribution Deal with PLASTIC HEAD

We are excited to announce that #MetalAssaultRecords has signed a European distribution deal with Plastic Head! In the coming weeks, our entire catalog will be available throughout Europe. We can't wait to get our artists to reach a whole new audience in the very near future. Check out the full press release here:

Metal Assault Records is pleased to announce that we have signed a European distribution deal with Plastic Head. Under the terms of the deal, Plastic Head will be the exclusive distributor of the entire Metal Assault Records catalog, including existing as well as future releases, across Europe for t

Sea Sleeper - Nostophobia (02.05.21)Digital album, digipack CD and merch bundles available for pre-order: seasleeper.ban...
10/27/2020

Sea Sleeper - Nostophobia (02.05.21)

Digital album, digipack CD and merch bundles available for pre-order: seasleeper.bandcamp.com/album/nostophobia

10/27/2020

#RemoteBr00tality coming to you this Friday, Oct 30 at 8 PM EST, live on YouTube! Presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and #MetalAssaultRecords, and featuring MAR artist Warwind, plus Graveslave, Skullsh*tter and The Conquering. Don't miss it! 🔥🔥🔥

Sponsors:
The Six Most Metal Breweries
The Brimming Horn Meadery
Epitome of Stupidity Podcast
The Rock Solid Pressure Show

Beneficiaries:
Sunrise Movement Ohio
Mid-Ohio Foodbank

10/23/2020
Arise, by Warwind

OUT NOW on #MetalAssaultRecords: #Arise, the debut album from LA's own Warwind, boasting 42 minutes of epic #blackmetal! Cassette tapes, digipack CDs, shirts, merch bundles, and digital downloads are available. Listen to the album & pick up a copy today 🔥🤘

9 track album

10/14/2020

An ever-growing family of sonic heaviness 🖤

#MetalAssaultRecords #Roster

* NEW SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT *#MetalAssaultRecords is very pleased to announce its newest confirmed signing. Hailing from ...
10/13/2020
Portland, Oregon Progressive Death Metal Band SEA SLEEPER Signs with Metal Assault Records

* NEW SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT *

#MetalAssaultRecords is very pleased to announce its newest confirmed signing. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, progressive death metal band Sea Sleeper has joined the MAR roster. The band is well-poised to enhance the label's repertoire and give fans of extreme metal plenty to enjoy in the very near future.

Sea Sleeper's debut full-length album #Nostophobia will be released via MAR in early 2021. Pre-orders for the album will be launched on the next #BandcampFriday i.e. November 6, along with the first single + music video reveal.

Check out the full announcement + press release:

Metal Assault Records is pleased to announce its newest confirmed signing. Portland , Oregon progressive death metal group SEA SLEEPER has joined the MAR roster. The band is well-poised to enhance the label's repertoire and give fans of extreme metal plenty to enjoy in the very near future. Start

Metal Assault classic logo t-shirt metalassault.bandcamp.com/merch/metal-assault-classic-logo-t-shirt
10/12/2020

Metal Assault classic logo t-shirt

metalassault.bandcamp.com/merch/metal-assault-classic-logo-t-shirt

The new Solar Haze single #BurnTheLight, featured on the recently released #MetalAssaultMixtape Vol. 3, will be availabl...
10/10/2020
Burn the Light by Solar Haze

The new Solar Haze single #BurnTheLight, featured on the recently released #MetalAssaultMixtape Vol. 3, will be available on all major streaming platforms next Friday October 16. If you use Spotify, make sure to pre-save this banger 💯

#MetalAssaultRecords

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10/09/2020
The Bishop, by Living Darkness

OUT NOW on #MetalAssaultRecords: #TheBishop, the debut album from LA's own Living Darkness Metal, boasting ten scintillating songs filled to the brim with scorching heavy metal! Digipack CDs, shirts and digital downloads are available. Listen to the album & pick up a copy today 🔥🤘

10 track album

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Thanks a ton to Jeff Fahnestock for the support, and for his high complement of the Solar Haze LP. What a fantastic, and accurate review! Pick up a copy via #MetalAssaultRecords, and as Jeff said, play it LOUD!
Amusing review of a controversial album.