The reunited Refused played a secret show in Brooklyn on April 23. They also tore through Earth Crisis' militant mosh classic "Firestorm." It felt like 1996 all over again. Chugga, chugga, chugga. Watch it! [YouTube]

Shadows Fall have shared 'The Unknown' from Fire From the Sky. Get to "know" the new album by checking out the song. Fire will fall from the sky on May 15. [Metal Sucks]

Nile will unleash the gates of hell... sort of! At the Gate of Sethu, their latest slab of death metal mastery, while detonate on July 3. Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Macabre) once again handled production duties for this, Nile's seventh full-length. [Nuclear Blast Press Release]

Watch Refused Live in Brooklyn, April 23

Red Fang will play a benefit show for underfunded Portland schools struggling to financially support art, photography, ceramics and other arts classes. The benefit show will help provide Portland students greater access to basic materials like paint, paper and clay. "A Benefit for Grant High Art Department" is scheduled to take place Friday May 25 at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. [Cascade Tickets]

Vera Mesmer, the not-so-new band of former Coal Chamber bassist, the beautiful redhead Nadja, will play a gig at the Viper Room in Hollywood this Friday, April 27. If you are local to L.A., go see 'em. You won't be disappointed. [Vera Mesmer]

Watch Vera Mesmer's "Back From the Dead" Video

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