Former Megadeth Guitarist Chris Poland to be inducted & Perform at the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame​

Anaheim, CA, December 20, 2019 – Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, who recorded on the band's groundbreaking debut album 'Killing Is My Business... and Business is Good' and the iconic platinum thrash release 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying' will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame.

The non-profit charity Gala takes place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, CA. Proceeds go to bringing free therapy services to special needs children at specific health facilities and community centers throughout the United States.

Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Graham Bonnet, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Metal Church will be Joining Chris Poland in person as 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Inductees. Various bands and Inductees will be performing as well.

The Gala will be hosted by iconic television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A GOGO Ultimate Jam Night / Almost Fama Show Host Jes Fama.

Long regarded as one of the World's most influential Metal players, Poland is also an accomplished solo artist, who released his critically-acclaimed major label solo debut 'Return to Metalopolis' upon his departure from Megadeth (being reissued in January on David Ellefson's COMBAT RECORDS).

In addition to his genre-defying bands Damn The Machine (A&M Records) and OHM, the latter of which would also feature late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Poland has made guest appearances on seminal releases from Lamb of God, Queensryche, and Tourniquet, as well as returning to the Megadeth fold for 2004's 'The System Has Failed'.

Poland will also be performing Megadeth classics live at the Gala with special guests Thöm Häzäert, vocalist for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson's eponyous solo project, who performed vocals and co-produced Ellefson's recently released debut release 'Sleeping Giants', (including the hit Metal radio track "Hammer (Comes Down)", which also features a guest appearance from Poland, along with Mark Tremonti), and guitarist Dave Sharpe and drummer Opus Lawrence of Dead By Wednesday, who also recently toured with, and performed on the Megacruise, as part of Ellefson's "Sleeping Giants" backing band, and appear on the 'Sleeping Giants' track "Vultures".


Motive was formed in June of 1999. Guitarist Steven Buschart has kept the band alive through thick and thin, and with this new line-up, they are delivering songs full of modern tones and crushing riffs. Mike Niggl has taken over the lead vocals from Steve, and his performance is pro, strong, and heavy. Wyatt Henderson is on drums and has brought some youth and fresh blood to the band.  With Mathias Mattimias (Black Phantom/Scattered Guts) hired to play bass for the tour, Motives’ rhythm section will pound and slam with a precise attack.

“Fight The World” is Motives’ new album, released December 1st, 2018. It’s available worldwide from all the usual online platforms, plus,,, Rock Stakk Records, and directly from the band.

The band comments about the release:

“It’s a driving, thrashing, metal assault that never dips in energy. There are layers and shapes, but it always HITS! Once you are locked in, it just gets better!”

Motive has also just signed a deal with Metal Devastation Records/Metal to release “Fight The World” on vinyl on July 12, 2019. You can get also get the new CD from Metal Devastation right now. Motive will be touring the USA all year, with multiple shows booked for summer 2019. Motive will “Fight The World” till all of you see.

“Motive, it’s not retro, same ol’ Thrash, they have their own thing”  – Chase Becker from Warbringer/Exmortus

Phoenix Thrashers MOTIVE To Release “Fight The World” On Vinyl + USA Tour Dates

Phoenix, AZ’s MOTIVE will be unleashing their latest album, “Fight The World”, on vinyl, July 12, 2019, via Metal Devastation Records. Released digitally and on CD December 1, 2018, the album is fast, aggressive, and a chunky blend of thrash that has been well met by legions of metalheads around the world. Featuring a solid collection of 10 tracks, the album’s goal is to make you thrash, mosh and for the tunes to be stuck in your head with no escape.

The band adds:

“Fight The World” is loaded with riffs, hooks, guitar solos, heavy ass bass, tight acoustic drums, and some strong vocals. We hope fans can’t turn it off, and we hope the energy of the songs is addictive!”

Loaded with modern tones, MOTIVE takes the thrash and groove base, and blends a touch of death metal and heavy rock elements into the fray. This can be experienced with their latest lyric video for the track “Thrash Priest”, that was released last year. MOTIVE details the track:

“Thrashing riffs, double bass kicks, slammin’ groove, then some thrashy punk rock, and a rippin’ solo. It’s a great opening track, with a strong chorus. The premise is enough of the Catholic Church with their lies and cover-ups. The ‘Thrash Priest’ is better for you and your family any day.”

Watch the video for ‘Thrash Priest’ HERE

Not stopping with the momentum, MOTIVE starts their “Summer Fight” Tour on June 1, 2019 and will play 16 dates across the Southwest and Midwest. It’s a must see for everyone who enjoys moshing and thrashing, especially those who are fans of Carcass, Pantera, Metallica, Lamb of God, and Slayer.

“Fight The World” vinyl will be available on July 12, 2019, and can be pre-ordered here. Digital stream and download available on iTunesBandcampSpotifyCD Baby.

Track Listing:
1. Thrash Priest (3:22)
2. One With The Water (3:25)
3. Boycott Your Boycott (3:04)
4. Evil In The Devil (4:51)
5. Grass Ain’t Greener (3:40)
6. An Act of God (3:00)
7. Goodbye Again (4:10)
8. Digital Slave (3:45)
9. Fight The World (3:32)
10. Headstones and Pictures (4:27)
Album Length: 37:21

Members on Studio Album:
Mike Niggl – Lead Vocals
Steven Buschart Guitar/Vocals
Julius Secody – Bass
Zack Sewell – Drums

Members of Touring/Current lineup:
Mike Niggl – Lead Vocals
Steven Buschart Guitar/Vocals
Mathias Mattimias – Bass
Wyatt Henderson – Drums

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Sliptrick Records Welcome Bolivian Metal Project THE INFERATE

Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:

The Inferate (BO) Power Metal | Rock | Heavy Metal

Daniel Carbajal started his musical project of rock and metal in 2007 with the name Inferate. Over the next few years he wrote songs and demos which ended in the release of an EP in 2014. The year 2018 has seen him return to his old name (but now with the article) The Inferate.

The Inferate is now starting the production of it’s new music oriented toward rock and metal. In support of this, he uses online communication tools for music creation based in Bolivia. Since his first productions in 2007, a rich experience has been accumulated that now allows him to have the knowledge necessary to write and produce songs with musicians and producers from any part of the world, transcending the barriers of distance and language. Sharing and learning with musicians of different cultures, allows The Inferate to offer songs with the spirit of rock and metal and with the quality that is characteristic of these musical genres. Primary influences of the current sound could be said to be bands such as Helloween and Gamma Ray with a focus on rock, power metal and heavy metal.

On June 14th 2019, The Inferate will release the single Believe, which is a preview of the next EP due out later in the year via Sliptrick Records.

Believe (SI) | Released June 14th 2019 via Sliptrick Records

The Inferate is:
Daniel Carbajal – Songwriter/Producer/Guitar Player

Official Website         Facebook


                      RIP Mike Boone; Sourvein Bassist Passes Away

Reports are coming in with the sad news of the death of Mike Boone of Sourvein, information is pretty sketchy and so far we haven’t seen any official statements but the news has been posted at a number of places as well as on the Facebook page of Mike’s other band SOL and the band also cancelled their show on Sunday night at the last minute along the remaining dates.

We’ll post more details as and when we find out and all at Demented Magazine would like to pass on our condolences to Mike’s family and friends.



Hatriot – the Bay Area thrash powerhouse featuring former Exodus singer Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza – are preparing to return to the studio in September to record their sophomore effort, titledDawn Of The New Centurion. Following up their highly successful debut Heroes Of Origin, the band has once again enlisted Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus) to handle production duties, and will release the record in February 2014 through Massacre Records.
“Over the past year Hatriot has grown tighter as a band, and the songs on the new record will reflect that” says Steve Souza. “The songs are longer and more melodic, while keeping the classic thrash metal feel that we are known for. Heroes Of Origin was our Kill ‘Em All, andDawn Of The New Centurion is our Ride The Lightning.”
The first single from Dawn Of The New Centurion will be “The Fear Within.” Hatriot will be touring Europe in November and December of 2013, and plan on including some new material into their live set.


8 FOOT SATIVA Preview New Track

Country: New Zealand 

New Zealand metal heavy weights 8 Foot Sativa are giving their fans a taste of what’s to come of their new album “The Shadow Masters”. They will be previewing a track on Monday 1st of July listen to “Summoned To Rise” here This is not the release of a single, Just something to quench your thirst for Sativa.

You can vote and show your support for the band all New Zealand metal fans love. The release for the full album of “The Shadow Masters” is August 26th, Pre-orders will be available soon.

Follow 8 Foot Sativa on Facebook to keep up to date on everything 8FT.


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