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                 MUSIC NEWS 

Misfits added to Gwar B-Q lineup
Clutch
release 10-song compilation on iTunes
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YES releases new album "Heaven & Earth", start tour
Relive the inaugural Gibson Brands
 Alternative Press Music Awards
Corrosion Of Conformity's Reed Mullin to miss tour
Overkill debuts "Bitter Pill" video.  Album out tomorrow
Chris Adler partners with Big Whisky Grill, opening soon
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Guns N Roses has #1 music DVD for second week
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In Flames unleash their video for "Rusted Nail"
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The Winery Dogs announce Dog Camp guest counselors
Hammerfall first "(r)Evolution" online trailer revealed
Allegaeon enters Billboard chart for the first time ever 
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to release "Chile on Hell" live dvd!
Arch Enemy
release video for "You Will Know My Name"





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GWAR B-Q Adds Knockout Special Guests To Heavy-Hitting Lineup!


 

Horror business is about to pick up! The MISFITS have been revealed as the special secret guest for the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q! GWAR's festival of meat, music and mayhem will take place on Saturday August 16th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231). Led by famous monster Jerry Only, the MISFITS have been carving their own bloody path through punk and metal since 1977.

 

   

Jerry Only joins an impressive roster of talent participating in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat. These include Jackass/Viva La Bam star Bam Margera, LA Ink's Amy Nicoletto, Body Count's Ice-T, Hatebreed featuring Jamey Jasta, punk rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and of course all of GWAR - including returning Scumdogs Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini and Sexecutioner! Holders of VIP tickets - which sold out at warp speed - are good to go for this exclusive event. Everyone else is a sad slave.

(Jello Biafra)

 

GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad's Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra - punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR's long-form video Skulhedface - will serve as the memorial's master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!

 

The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q opens the floodgates at 10:00am, and the first bands will rage on the GWAR B-Q's two stages starting at 10:35am. The first 100 people to arrive will get in first. Get there early, because each explosive act has been handpicked as an awesome complement to molten sun and meat sandwiches!  GWAR cares not that you missed the act you wanted to see. So, start your next binge at 10:00am, in true Bohab fashion. 
 

BUT WAIT! Before you meet your untimely demise at the cannibalistic bloody orgy of this year's GWAR B-Q, your secured entry depends on these items.

 

PRINT YOUR E-TICKET CONFIRMATION PAGE! NO TICKET! NO ENTRY!

 

NO PETS! (Don't leave your pet in the car, asshole!)

 

NO GLASS!

 

NO WEAPONS!

 

NO ALCOHOL!

 

BACKPACKS AND COOLERS WILL BE CHECKED BY SECURITY!

PARKING IS LIMITED!

 

CARPOOL, SKATEBOARD, BIKE, BUS OR PARACHUTE!

 

SINGLE-OCCUPANT CARS WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE GATE!

 

Buses will be shuttling attendees to/from the VCU campus, downtown Richmond, airport hotels and annex parking lots. And speaking of lodging, rooms are still available at one of the five special-discount hotels. All this information and more can be found at http://gwarbq.com/crashing-out.

 


The Spew-O-Lympics is currently taking applications for potential contestants, because everyone likes to laugh at idiots sacrificing their health and dignity for fame and fortune. Can you topple reigning champion "Gold Member?" It's going to be hard. Find out how to enter, as well info on other GWAR B-Q events, at gwarbq.com/events-2.

  

 

GWAR BQ skate park & bike jumps
GWAR B-Q Skate Park & Bike Jumps

Another spectacle returning to the GWAR B-Q is the skate park. Some will be brave enough to tackle the Rolling Wheels of Death, and some may live to tell the tale. Even you posers will be able to purchase a limited edition 5th Annual GWAR B-Q skateboard. Smack it on your skull and make up a story about how you ate it trying an ollie 360 heel flip. 

  

  

Plenty of the new GWAR Beer, Killsner, will be on hand at the GWAR B-Q; but you don't have to wait until then to pour some down your gullet. Brown Distributing expects to have it stocked in area stores and bars by early August. Proactive bohabs can order it online from Lueken's Liquors at luekensliquors.com/beer/cigar-city-gwar-4pk-12oz. And finally, GWAR Beer brewer Cigar City Brewing is organizing a special Killsner tasting at their Tampa Florida stronghold. Tampa: It's not just for strippers anymore! Check www.cigarcitybrewing.com for more information on the GWAR beer tasting event from Cigar City. 

 

  

To ensure GWAR has all vices covered, the premium handmade CiGWAR is almost ready to be held in your sweaty, hairy palm. They're being produced by the world-famous Tajuaje Cigars and its owner Pete Johnson - a company known for handmade, premium Nicaraguan tobacco cigars. Get them at the GWAR B-Q or at Richmond-area Havana Connections locations (11616 Broad Street and 8801-E Three Chopt Road in RVA; 11645 Midlothian Turnpike and 6181 Harbourside Center Loop in Midlothian; and 4920 Courthouse Street in Williamsburg).

 

JiZMak was blown away by the CiGWAR, saying, "It's the second best thing I've ever had in my mouth!" 

 

 

 

Don't forget the bloody bookends to the insanity: the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! The B4BQ has a quartet of killer bands, including headliner The Black Dahlia Murder. Don't miss the action Friday, August 15th at 7:00pm at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Get your tickets atthebroadberry.com/. VIP Premium Ticket holders get in FREE. Don't forget to bring your printed e-ticket to the door for FREE admittance or else pony up your burger flippin' bucks for entry.

 

The GWafter Party is a good goal to shoot for. How many limbs will you have left after your day at Hadad's Lake? Enough to drag yourself to Bandito's Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th? That remains to be seen. But if you do, you'll get to eat tacos and hear music by Mudd Helmut, Polkadot Cadaver and Creep-A-Zoids.

 

Of course, none of the majesty and depravity of this year's GBQ would be possible without our key sponsors: Ring Dog Rescue, Mt. Baker Vapor, Cigar City Brewing, Brown Distributing, Monster Energy Drink, Genesee Cream Ale, Blakhart Guitars Guitar Center and Metal Insider.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.gwar.net   

http://www.gwarbq.com  

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial   

http://www.metalblade.tv/tv  

http://www.facebook.com/gwar  

http://www.gwarjapan.net    

http://www.mtbakervapor.com

http://ringdogrescue.org

http://www.metalinsider.net

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CLUTCH
RENOWNED AMERICAN ROCK GROUP RELEASE
SUMMER SOUND ATTACK
10-SONG COMPILATION (STREAMING/DOWNLOAD) OUT ON iTUNES HERE

SET TO HEADLINE
CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS LIVE IN BRASIL
AUGUST 3 IN SÃO PAULO

 


CLUTCH, SUMMER SOUND ATTACK cover artwork:

 

Renowned American rock group CLUTCH have released SUMMER SOUND ATTACK--a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs for streaming and download on iTunes (http://tinyurl.com/k9pfxjz)--this week via their label Weathermaker Music. SUMMER SOUND ATTACK includes “Electric Worry,” “The Regulator,”50,000 Unstoppable Watts,” “Earth Rockerand many more key tracks from the seminal group. 

Today, Wednesday, July 23, the Maryland-based CLUTCH--NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass,) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)--announced they’ll headline their first-ever South American performance on August 3 as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil. Supporting acts for the São Paulo, Brasil show will include The Sword alongside local acts DLC and Magueriebes. “Clutch has never been to São Paulo and come to think of it, Clutch has never even been to South America,” states CLUTCH frontman NEIL FALLON. “We're stoked to finally have the opportunity to play. Big ups to Rubber Tracks for inviting us. And knowing that we will be there with our good pals, The Sword, makes it that much better. It's gonna be a good night of rock and roll!”  Starting today (July 23rd), the only way to get into the free CLUTCH Converse Rubber Tracks Live Brasil show is to sign up now on: http://www.converseallstar.com.br/rubbertrackslive.

Before heading south of the equator, CLUTCH have a handful of U.S. shows this week
Thursday, July 24, Syracuse, NY (Westcott Theater), Friday, July 25 Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE), Saturday, July 26, Columbus, OH (The LC Pavilion-99.7 Blitz Smokeout Fest) and Sunday, July 27 Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy’s) before returning for a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI. See all tour dates for CLUTCH below.

CLUTCH: SUMMER SOUND ATTACK TRACKLISTING:
“Electric Worry”
“The Regulator”
“10001110101”
“The Mob Goes Wild”
“Earth Rocker”
“Gone Cold’
“50,000 Unstoppable Watts”
“D.C. Sound Attack!”
“Crucial Velocity”
“Spacegrass”

 

CLUTCH are on the road supporting their critically acclaimed full length album, EARTH ROCKER--just released as a triple deluxe version via Weathermaker Music.  EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on their “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career so far, see  critical soundbites  below and here: http://msopr.com/files/clutch-earth_rocker-critical_soundbites.pdf.

 

US TOUR

TICKET LINKS:

THU

7/24

Syracuse, NY

Westcott Theater

http://tinyurl.com/l5auxvr

FRI

7/25

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE

http://tinyurl.com/lgdh6ns

SAT

7/26

Columbus, OH

The Great Summer Smokeout

http://tinyurl.com/lumwne4

SUN

7/27

Winston-Salem, NC

Ziggy's

http://tinyurl.com/mq3u6w5

Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil

SUN

8/3

São Paulo, Brasil

Cine Jóia

http://tinyurl.com/kurdd5u

US TOUR

FRI

9/5

Providence, RI

Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

http://tinyurl.com/n33xsdc

SAT

9/6

Clifton Park, NY

Upstate Concert Hall

http://tinyurl.com/mfj5vwm

SUN

9/7

Toronto, ON

Riot Fest

TUE

9/9

Knoxville, TN

The Bijou Theatre

http://tinyurl.com/kqpqa8v

WED

9/10

Lexington, KY

Buster's Billiards & Backroom

http://tinyurl.com/ocq3z8n

THU

9/11

Toledo, OH

Headliners

http://tinyurl.com/knl4qaa

FRI-SUN

9/12-9/14

Chicago, IL

Riot Fest

SAT

9/13

Grand Rapids, MI

The Orbit Room

http://tinyurl.com/nsp9rt5

MON

9/15

Minneapolis, MN

First Avenue

http://tinyurl.com/pcz3tcf

TUE

9/16

Sioux Falls, SD

The District

http://tinyurl.com/kj9mxcw

THU

9/18

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

http://tinyurl.com/pk8ak9m

FRI

9/19

Omaha, NE

Sokol Auditorium

http://tinyurl.com/qyc9gtl

SAT

9/20

Denver, CO

Riot Fest

MON

9/22

Springfield, MO

Gillioz Theatre

http://tinyurl.com/nad66rt

TUE

9/23

Indianapolis, IN

The Vogue

http://tinyurl.com/p4ondxp

THU

9/25

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

http://tinyurl.com/ocnswcf

FRI

9/26

Norfolk, VA

The NorVa

http://tinyurl.com/nufpjr7

The Shindig Music Festival with Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm

SAT

9/27

Baltimore, MD

The Shindig Music Festival

http://tinyurl.com/mn6hq2s

 

CLUTCH critical soundbites:

“Four Maryland lifers--road dogs who've been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out  seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics--release their hardest rocking set to date.”

--ROLLING STONE, (#10 Rolling Stone “Top 20 Metal Albums,” Dec. 2013)

“Every now and again an album [Earth Rocker] comes along that’s an absolute classic-not just a handful of good tunes and a handful of filler, but a classic from start to finish. Not since Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant has Clutch been so straightforward in their approach. By their own admission, the band found fresh inspiration from touring with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead and it showed in the music and in the colossal riffs of guitarist Tim Sult. “

--METAL HAMMER, (#1 Metal Hammer “Album of the Year,” Jan. 2014)

“…bluesy rock, blustery, but impressively precise riffage, beards, and story songs about robots.

--Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)

Vocalist Neil Fallon oozes the passion and silver-tongued charm of a fire-and-brimstone preacher on the title track, Sult unleashes scores of timeless Clutch riffs (with a highlight being the irresistible fervor of ‘Unto the Breach’), and bassist Dan Maines lays down a gritty yet silky tone on tracks like ‘Crucial Velocity’ and ‘Mr. Freedom.’ In fact, every song here has its own rhythmic or melodic hallmark, making Earth Rocker a surefire future classic.”

--Billy Brennan, MODERN DRUMMER (Apr. 12, 2013) 

Clutch has become a beaming example of perseverance and self-sufficiency for an independent act. …Earth Rocker remains focused on staying tight. …tracks like ‘Unto The Breach’ deliver with force: It’s fast, aggressive, melodic and catchy.”

--Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013) 

Earth Rocker is Clutch’s hard turn into primal boogie heaviness. The acoustic flourishes, blues songs, and psychedelic forays that shaped Clutch’s past few records are shelved and in their place are hard and barbed riff-driven tunes. …Singer Neil Fallon is a holy rock ’n’ roller celebrating his music’s cathartic release and its history.”

--Scott McLennan, BOSTON GLOBE (Mar. 2013) 

Clutch has created one of its best, and most straightforward, albums to date. …Working again with producer Machine, the act stripped away the excess and honed in on the riff-heavy, muscular bar-band rock. …The white-knuckled rocking only slows down once. ‘Gone Cold,’ a subdued existential meditation, signals the end of Side A and works as a palate cleanser from the amplification and distortion. The respite also builds anticipation for the album's best track, ‘Book, Saddle and Go.’ The band was inspired by recent tour mates, and '70s hard-rock legends, Thin Lizzy, and here it shows most. The call-and-response hook and gritty riffing are proof Clutch doesn't need to pander to fans or a major label (Weathermaker Music is owned by the band).”  

--Wesley Case, BALTIMORE SUN, (Mar 15, 2013)

Clutch, the hard-touring Maryland band with an endless supply of guitar riffs, is back on the righteous path of heavy rock... Earth Rocker is Clutch's hardest-hitting album in a while, and it's full of Fallon's occasionally inscrutable, fantastical sci-fi themes. There are references to Guttenberg, the Large Hadron Collider and the medieval weapon the halberd--and that's just in one song (‘Unto the Breach’). ‘The Face’ imagines a post-apocalyptic pop culture landscape where rock is dead and electric guitars have been cast into the sea. On ‘Cyborg Bette,’ our rock-star narrator falls for a robot, his ‘latest model’. A welcome return to form.”

--Christopher Weber, SEATTLE TIMES (Mar 18, 2013)

’Earth Rocker’will leave you battered and bruised from the relentless rhythm, vibe and energy. …The record is so UP, so groove ridden that words are not adequate to describe it. There is no filler here. There are no weak moments. There is nothing wasted. There is not a lyric, not a riff, not even a cymbal crash that is out of place.  Clutch are better musicians than most, but they are a much better band than just about everybody (there is a crucial difference). What an album it is.”

--Richard Maw, THE SLUDGELORD, (Mar. 24, 2013)

 

For more information on CLUTCH:

 

www.pro-rock.com and http://weathermakermusic.com
http://instagram.com/clutchofficial
https://www.facebook.com/Clutchband
https://twitter.com/clutchofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialClutch 

CLUTCH, Converse Rubber Tracks, São Paulo, Brasil poster:

 

 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hosts World’s Hottest Rock Bands @
Inaugural Gibson Brands Alternative Press MUSIC AWARDS fueled By Monster Energy Drink – An Unprecedented Success

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Ice-T, Billy Corgan, Slash, Fall Out Boy, Coolio Amongst Star-Studded Appearances, Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

See All Performances and Award Presentations at www.altpress.com/aptv

 

                                                        

Cleveland, OH — Cleveland truly rocked harder than ever last night (July 21, 2014) at the inaugural Gibson Brands AP Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy Drink. The event kicked off with a bang at the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum – highlighted by star-studded award presentations and once-in-a-lifetime performances by the world’s biggest and greatest rock ’n’ roll artists! Hosted by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and broadcast live in its entirety by AXS TV, the event drew a staggering 6,000 attendees and trended worldwide on Twitter for nearly five hours – solidifying the APMAs as the newest and epic-in-scope live music event and award show!

Check out the official wrap-up videos and photos.

The APMAs kicked off with an official APMAs Boat Party featuring Issues, Ghost Town and Marmozets, and continued on the illustrious red carpet, hosted by professional wrestling champion CM Punk and Automatic Loveletter frontwoman/The Voice season two runner-up Juliet Simms.

The event featured a surprise appearance from Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, presenting the Guitar “Legend” Award to Slash (who first appeared on the cover of AP in 1988!), as well as unprecedented performances such as a salute to Frank Sinatra led by Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco with Cleveland’s over-100-member Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Falling In Reverse with Coolio and Tyler Carter of Issues performing the rapper’s hit song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” Asking Alexandria performing Duran Duran’s chart-topping hit “Hungry Like The Wolf” with special guest Jonathan Davis of Korn, the Misfits performing “Dig Up Her Bones” and “Die Die My Darling’”, and “We Are 138” with Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts performing “Bad Reputation” with Billy Crooked of the Vacancies, “Soulmates To Strangers” with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and a show-stopping cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Star Star” (“Starfucker”) with Slash. In addition, All Time Low brought up special guests in the form of Yellowcard, New Found Glory and Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil for a groundbreaking all-star medley, including a performance of Song Of The Year winner, “A Love Like War.”

The show also featured stellar performances such as Fall Out Boy with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of their hit single “The Phoenix”, Body Count feat. Ice-T performing “Talk Shit = Get Shot” and “There Goes The Neighborhood,” Sleeping With Sirens performing their hit song “Alone” with special guest Machine Gun Kelly, twenty one pilots with Michael Bohn of Issues and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra performing their hit single “Car Radio,” Machine Gun Kelly and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra on his hit single “See My Tears” and A Day To Remember performing their hit track “City Of Ocala” with Neck Deep.

The following is a full list of all APMA award winners:

Best Vocalist presented by Victory Records – Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco

Best Live Band presented by Vans Warped Tour – Pierce The Veil

Breakthrough Band presented by Beats Music – Crown The Empire

Best Bassist presented by Dyin 2 Live – Jaime Preciado, Pierce The Veil

Best International Band presented by Zepeda Brothers Productions – Bring Me The Horizon

Artist Philanthropic Award presented by Sub City/Take Action – All Time Low

Best Guitarist presented by Gibson – Phil Manansala, Of Mice &Men

Vanguard Award presented by AXS TV – Billy Corgan

Best Drummer presented by DW Drums – Mike Fuentes, Pierce The Veil

Icon Award presented by Blackstar Amplification – Joan Jett

Most Dedicated Fans presented by Fearless Records – Black Veil Brides

Guitar Legend Award presented by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Slash

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records – All Time Low w/Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil

Album Of The Year presented by Journeys – Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal

Artist Of The Year presented by Monster Energy – Fall Out Boy

Additional appearances were made by Billy CorganLaura Jane GraceIce T and Body Count and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductee Slash, as well as members of Attlia, BaysideBeartooth, ChiodosCrown The Empirethe Devil Wears PradaEchosmithEmmureEvery Time I Die, I See Stars, Issues, KornLess Than Jakeletlive., the MaineMayday ParadeMemphis May FireMiss May IMotionless In WhiteNeck Deep, Paramore, Pierce The Veil, Saves The Day, SilversteinSleepwave, Suicide SilenceWe Are The In CrowdWe Came As Romans, the Word Alive.and Yellowcard.

Check out official videos and media from the APMAs at www.altpress.com/aptv.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates

 

  

Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band's upcoming live dates.

 

Reads an official statement from the band: "We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He's been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That's a seriously bum shoulder. So he's going to get that repaired and rehabbed. During the interim, we're enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately."

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl'ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY [remaining dates]:

7/24/2014 Crowbar - Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC - Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel - Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar - Adelaide AUS
w/ Bl'ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/19/2014The Hop - Spokane, WA
8/21/2014 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
8/23/2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
8/24/2014 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
8/27/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
8/28/2014 DNA - San Francisco, CA
8/29/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz CA
8/30/2014 Dante's - Portland, OR
8/31/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC 

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their fittingly titled IX full-length earlier this month via Candlelight Records. Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk... it's all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. If you missed it, check out the lyric video for "Tarquinius Superbus" at THIS LOCATION.  

 

"COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012's self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band's strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song." - Decibel

 

"The album's production is full with plenty of low end, showcasing the thick riffs and potent rhythm section. Clocking in at just over forty-two-minutes, the band delivers the goods and doesn't overstay their welcome." - Loudwire

 

"...smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast." - A.V. Club

 

"This band is vital, this record a triumph." - The Obelisk

 

http://www.coc.com
http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity
http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

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OVERKILL DEBUTS SECOND NEW MUSIC VIDEO
WHITE DEVIL ARMORY OUT TOMORROW
PRE ORDERS STILL AVAILABLE!

OVERKILL has debuted another all new music video for their newest single "Bitter Pill" exclusively via Decibel Magazine today. Directed by long time collaborator Kevin J. Custer, the video is the fourth time the veteran director has directed an Overkill video including "Armorist," released most recently. 
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
OVERKILL will release their seventeenth LP White Devil Armory tomorrow via eOne Music in North America, and July 18th overseas via Nuclear Blast. The effort is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Electric Age released in 2012. 

The band has quite a bit of touring lined up with a highlighted performance scheduled at Heavy Montreal Festival on August 9th. After that the band will embark on a U.S. tour, view all dates here. Tickets are on sale now. 

This year’s White Devil Armory is as vital, powerful, aggressive and melodic as any of the albums in Overkill’s ridiculously impressive back catalog, which stretches over 16 slabs of genre defining and redefining molten metal. The crunch is unmistakable. The voice is irreplaceable. Get less than a minute into White Devil Armory and it’s clear it’s Overkill. No pretense, no musical red herrings. This is tried and true, always trusted thrash metal. 
PRE ORDER ON ITUNES HERE
1. XDM
2. Armorist
3. Down To The Bone
4. PIG
5. Bitter Pill
6. Where There's Smoke
7. Freedom Rings
8. Another Day To Die
9. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It's All Yours
11. In The Name
“Overkill, a quintet that has pulled off the implausible trick of hitting their stride after more than three decades.” 8/10 DECIBEL 

"‘White Devil Armory’ is really defined by its dynamically shifting epics, including the cinematic opus “Freedom Rings” and the album closing “In the Name,” which boasts a Dio-style grandeur." 4/5 REVOLVER 

"Young pups should shake in their boots, as this album delivers song after song of souped-up speed metal." 8/10 EXCLAIM!
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LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler Announces Partnership with Big Whisky Grill in Richmond, VA – Opening Soon!

Big Whisky Grill is Set to Feature a Selection of Over 2000 Spirits, 150 Craft Beers, a 200-Bottle Wine Selection & a High-End Cigar Room

 NEW in Richmond - Featuring Two Fully Functioning Kitchens to Accommodate for Allergy/Dietary Restrictions/Needs

 

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Metalheads know that heavy metal and whiskey go hand-in-hand. So, it comes as no surprise that Chris Adler of LAMB OF GOD – heralded drummer for one of the biggest metal bands in the biz – is proudly announcing his new partnership with Richmond-restaurant owner Will “Mac” McCormack to open the Big Whisky Grill near the West End of Richmond, VA!

The original Whisky Grill is located in the Richmond Fan District but is too small to accommodate their growing demand. Adler and McCormack’s brand new Big Whisky Grill will hold up to 600 people – making this a perfect location to visit on your next heavy metal road trip!

Adler is looking forward to turning his passion into a reality. “Anyone that knows me knows I’m not good at sitting still. The down time has been a great way for us to reconnect with family and friends, and in doing so, I’ve found myself in a position to keep pushing. I’ve partnered up with my good buddy Mac to open one of the largest and extensive Whisky bars in the nation. We are building out now and the ideas in process are incredible.”

The Big Whisky Grill is set to open in October and will offer a selection of over 2000 spirits – 700-bottle whiskey selection, 150 craft beers and a 200-bottle wine selection. Adler and McCormack are also working with Henrico County health officials to offer a high-end Cigar room within the 11,000 sq. ft. footprint of the restaurant.

Adler is most proud of their unique two-kitchen system, allowing them the ability to safely serve patrons with any and all food allergies or dietary restrictions (GF, V, VO). This concept is all but absent in the Richmond area and is a much needed option for many diners.

“One of the most important details for me outside of the incredible Whisky collection is the idea of two kitchens, with one sterilized to serve specialized diet and allergy needs. My wife has suffered from severe food allergies for her entire life and has never been able to comfortably dine out – and she’s not alone. I’m driven to create a safe environment for any dietary concern, choice or not.”

Adler continues, “I won’t be in the back behind a purple rope holding court, I’ll be behind the bar serving up the gold. We are stoked and hope to create a friendly and classy place for our community and visitors from all around.”

For more info, visit: http://www.chrisadler.com/news/the-whisky-biz/

 

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SCION ROCK FEST INTERVIEWS WITH HIGH ON FIRE, ALL PURPOSE SHOW WITH WINDHAND, CROWBAR AND MORE


Scion Rock Fest interview with High on Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy1X0jEZhCk


All Purpose Show from Scion Rock Fest, interviews with Crowbar, Windhand and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NfxrkXZj1M


Scion Rock Fest interviews with musicians and fans from the streets of Pomona: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zxEEihWXE0
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GUNS N' ROSES: APPETITE FOR DEMOCRACY 3D:
LIVE AT THE HARD ROCK CASINO - LAS VEGAS,'
REMAINS NUMBER ONE ON BILLBOARD MUSIC DVD CHART FOR ITS SECOND WEEK

 

Los Angeles, California – July 16, 2014 - Guns N' Roses concert film, Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas, released on July 1, 2014 by Universal Music Enterprises, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Music DVD chart last week and remains at the No. 1 position for its second week in a row. Clocking in at just under three hours, the band's explosive set includes all of their biggest hits and classic GNR staples.

Available now in North America on Blu-ray™ featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film. Both releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. The GN'R Appetite For Democracy Official App (IOS/Android) brings the concert experience to a new level by connecting GNR directly with their fans, allowing fans to connect with each other via social media, buy exclusive merchandise, check tour/cinema dates for the movie, preview digital tracks of the film; and purchase or stream via VOD the digital long form concert.     

Produced by Rock Fuel Media's Barry Summers, Appetite For Democracy 3D is the first official Guns N' Roses live concert film since 1992's Use Your Illusion concert video and features brand new live performances of classic GNR tracks including "Welcome To The Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Mr. Brownstone," "Paradise City," "Nightrain," "It's So Easy" and "Rocket Queen," from their pivotal, 1987 No. 1 debut album Appetite For Destruction; "Patience" and "Used To Love Her" from 1988's No. 2 charting album Lies; "November Rain," "Don't Cry," "Civil War" as well as the band's signature versions of Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door;" powerful renditions of The Who's "The Seeker" and Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2;" and much, much more.  

In 1987 Guns N' Roses burst onto the hard rock scene and, with their punk rock ethics and an uncompromising, explosive sound, turned a scene filled with synth-pop and hair-metal on its end, propelling the band to the top of the charts. Filling stadiums and arenas across the globe, much like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Sex Pistols, Guns N' Roses wrote their own chapter in rock and roll history and continue to make their own rules.

Now, celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N' Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N' Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.

www.gunsnroses.com

www.facebook.com/gunsnroses

@gunsnroses

  

TRACK LISTING

Chinese Democracy

Welcome To The Jungle

It's So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Estranged

Rocket Queen

Live And Let Die

This I Love

Better

Motivation

Catcher In The Rye

Street Of Dreams

You Could Be Mine

Sweet Child O' Mine

Another Brick In The Wall part 2

November Rain

Objectify  

Don't Cry

Civil War

The Seeker

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Nightrain

Used To Love Her

Patience

Paradise City

 

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RICHIE KOTZEN
SET TO RELEASE ‘THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN’
2 CD/1 DVD COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 2
ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
 
 
 
July 14, 2014 -- When RICHIE KOTZEN plays his guitar, you know it’s him.  The guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that’s both instantly recognizable and immediately striking.  This unique style courses through THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, a career retrospective collection set for release September 2 on Loud & Proud Records.  It encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work and includes two CDs of classic material, acoustic performances, bootleg material and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”), and a DVD of music videos, acoustic performances and bootleg material.  A three-song sampler, including the two new songs along with “Lie To Me,” is being serviced to rock radio stations later this month.  Fans can pre-order the album at http://bit.ly/1oXRsUX.
 
KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive and concise introduction to his extensive body of work.  “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says.  “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.”
 
“War Paint” builds from an opening bluesy riff into a bombastic chorus punctuated by KOTZEN’s gravelly delivery and impeccable lead playing.  He explains, “It was a challenge to make a studio recording sound like a live band with only one musician playing all the instruments.  I think I accomplished that on this track.”  At the same time, “Walk With Me” sees KOTZEN evolving once more and incorporating a Theremin, an antique electronic instrument, into an emotive and engaging anthem.  “There was a specific sound I was hearing in the song,” he reveals.  “I realized it was a Theremin, so I bought one.  I spent a couple of weeks learning it.  I used that where the lead guitar would normally go.  It was a really rewarding departure for me.”
 
With his guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, RICHIE KOTZEN has built a remarkably diverse 20 year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.  During that span, KOTZEN toured with his trio extensively outside the United States, building a loyal fan base and selling out shows throughout Europe, Latin America, and Japan.  In 1996, Fender guitars honored him with not one, but two signature model guitars.  His signature model Telecaster is available worldwide and continues to be a top seller for the brand.  In 2006, KOTZEN received one of his biggest personal honors when The Rolling Stones chose him to open up a string of Japanese shows placing him in front of some of his biggest crowds to date.  He has not only built an incredibly successful solo career, but has also found himself writing, recording and playing live with a variety of different artists, including Jazz legends Stanley Clarke and Lenny White.  He currently plays guitar and fronts the band The Winery Dogs with bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy (the band’s self-titled debut album debuted at #27 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart).   
 
With his 20th full-length solo album on the horizon for 2015 as well as countless gigs, RICHIE KOTZEN’s legacy is only continuing to expand.  “When you perform, record or write, you go to a different place,” he concludes.  “It’s another world. I love hearing people react to the music and lyrics.  That’s the ultimate reward.”
 
Stay tuned for solo touring news, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
Here’s the complete track listing of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN:
 
CD1:
1. War Paint *
2. Walk With Me *
3. Love Is Blind
4. Go Faster
5. Fooled Again
6. OMG (What’s Your Name?)
7. Help Me
8. Bad Situation
9. Lie To Me *
10. Fear
11. You Can’t Save Me
12. Doing What The Devil Says To Do
13. Remember (Reprise)
* never before released *
 
CD2:
1. What Is (2014)
2. High (2014)
3. Change (2014)
4. Special (2014)
5. Paint It On (Acoustic Version)
6. Holding On (Acoustic Version)
7. Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice) - (Acoustic Version)
8. The Road (Acoustic Version)
9. Regret (Original Demo Version)
10. Damaged (Original Demo Version)
 
DVD:
1. Walk With Me (2014)
2. Paying Dues (2009)
3. 24 Hours (2011)
4. Larger Than Life (2009)
5. Losing My Mind (2005)
6. Help Me (2012)
7. Chase It (2008)
8. Player (2011)
9. The Shadow (2011)
10. My Angel (2011)
11. I Would (2008)
 
 
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 
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TWELVE FOOT NINJA TO RE-RELEASE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM SILENT MACHINE IN THE U.S. ON JULY 22


MEET THE EMERGING AUSTRALIAN BAND AWARDED

"BEST NEW TALENT" AT THE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS

AS THEY UNLEASH THEIR FIRST SINGLE "COMING FOR YOU" 

Los Angeles, CA - July 14, 2014 - One of Australia's hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands Twelve Foot Ninja have announced they will re-release their 12-track debut album Silent Machine in the U.S.on Volkanik Music July 22. Ahead of the release of their debut single "Coming For You," Twelve Foot Ninja recently took home the prestigious "Best New Talent" award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Cementing a cult-like following on the back of their innovative brand of alternative rock, the band recently wrapped their first North American headlining tour performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning over thousands of fans at festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma.
In conjunction with the album release (with 2 acoustic bonus tracks for the US), the band has bundled a special edition of Silent Machine with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 issues inspired by the 12 songs featured on the Silent Machine. The band collaborated with acclaimed comic artist Keith Draws to produce the comics, which are based on the original Twelve Foot Ninja fable co-written by guitarist Steve 'Stevic' Mackay. The story follows a sole ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased exclusively at their online store 
 
The debut single from Silent Machine, "Coming For You," is currently impacting at radio now and quickly closing in on 1,000,000 YouTube views. Check the video out now online at: http://youtu.be/-ST85Sui43Q. Widely praised by audiences and critics alike for their ability to combine juxtaposing genres seamlessly, "Coming For You" is the perfect embodiment of this.  
 

Twelve Foot Ninja are often classified as heavy fusion or progressive hard rock but whatever genre you call them, they are known for their seamless genre hopping, soaring melodies over heavy rock, and witty music videos - they take an authentic approach to each style and tie it all together to deliver an inimitable sonic flavor. Stamped with a five-star review by Blunt Magazine, Silent Machine has been described as "reggae, Fate of Nations-era Robert Plant rock, space-rock, djent, Queensrychean hard rock and more, yet they somehow manage to tie it all together without sounding too ADHD...if you loved Faith No More's King for a Day, you'll feel right at home in this Silent Machine."

  

Though formed in 2008 in Melbourne, it's been said that Twelve Foot Ninja come from the place where your missing socks go... perhaps their tongue-in-cheek videos gives us an insight into where that place is! Never a band to take itself too seriously (except when it comes to their music), the band draw inspiration everywhere from classic kung-fu flicks to Buena Vista Social Club, Earth Wind & Fire to Korean drumming sensation Kwon Soon Keun, transmitting a mind-altering narrative while also showcasing Twelve Foot Ninja's explosive live performance. Do yourself a favor and don't blink, because you might miss something! 

  

Twelve Foot Ninja is Nik "Kin" Etik on vocals, Steve "Stevic" MacKay on guitar, Damon McKinnon on bass, Shane "Russ" Russell on drums, and Rohan Hayes on guitar.

 

For more information, visit the band online at www.TwelveFootNinja.com

 

Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine tracklisting:

1) Coming For You

2) Kingdom

3) Mother Sky

4) Shuriken

5) Vanguard

6) Deluge

7) Liberation

8) Silent Machine

9) Rogue

10) Myth of Progress

11) Ain't That A Bitch

12) Luna

Bonus Tracks (US release only):

13) Manufacture of Consent (acoustic instrumental)

14) Apocolypstik (acoustic)

 

 
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Texas Speed/Thrash Metal Pioneers RIGOR MORTIS Announce the Long Awaited Release of Their Final Album
Slave to the Grave
to the Grave

  

Available October 7th - Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

"RIGOR MORTIS back with an LP with Bruce Corbitt on vocals is fantastic.  His era is 'RIGOR' which is my favorite of all time because that's what I grew up seeing before my very eyes, and to this day is one of my favorite bands.  This new offering will not, and cannot disappoint any hardcore 'RIGOR' fan!  It's impossible!  Every element, and then some, are shredded throughout this record.... Hail RIGOR MORTIS!

RIP The GREAT Mike Scaccia!!!!"

 

-Phillip H. Anselmo- 

Twenty-Three years after their last record, and nineteen months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, DFW TX Speed/Thrash Metal pioneers, RIGOR MORTIS, announce the long awaited release of their fourth and final studio album - Slaves to the Grave (Due October 7th via Rigor Mortis Records). This marks the bands first studio album in 23 years, and the first with the classic original line up (Mike Scaccia - guitar, Casey Orr - Bass, Bruce Corbitt - Vocals, and Harden Harrison on drums), since their 1988 eponymous debut album. Recorded less than a year before Mike's passing, STTG was to going to herald the bands long overdue comeback. In February 2012, RIGOR MORTIS entered Ministry's 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, and recorded the 10 tracks that would become Slaves to the Grave.  Today the track listing and cover artwork have been revealed.  The artwork was done Michael Broom.

When no labels were willing to release the record (after all there would be no touring to support it, or follow up record), they decided to release it themselves. With no money, they started a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo. They called in favors from their friends to get the record mixed and mastered just right and get the cover art just the way they envisioned it. They decided to add a behind the scenes "making of" DVD to the initial pressing, and to release it on vinyl. They are all very proud of this record and the history that surrounds it. They have endeavored every step of the way to do justice to the RIGOR MORTIS legacy, and bring honor to Mike Scacciaʼs last recorded testament. We think he'd be proud.

The subject matter hasn't strayed much. Twisted tales of horror and woe, monsters and madmen, warfare and plague abound! The tracks are fast and heavy as one would expect, but there is also a maturity and growth that only comes with age and experience. Musically, STTG draws from a legacy of brutal influence. The Speed and Thrash Metal that RIGOR MORTIS cut their teeth on is evident throughout the record in the intensity and velocity of tracks like "Flesh For Flies", but also, one could argue, are influences such as Italian horror soundtracks by Goblin, as heard on the outro solo of "Poltergeist". While STTG was very much a group effort, and all four came together like a fist to crush all doubt, It has to be said, of course, that the highlight of this record, and indeed RIGOR MORTIS as a whole musically, is Mike Scacciaʼs incredible guitar playing. His freakish speed picking and beautiful sense of melody is mesmerizing. His solos are stupefying. Mikes style was much closer to Paganini, than to say, Mustaine or Dimebag. He was unique.

Without question, this record contains some of Mike's finest work. In his zone and with no restraints, he delivered some absolutely stellar performances. His solo at the end of "Blood Bath", for instance, is absolutely breathtaking, exposing more heart and soul than precious few of his contemporaries possess. RIGOR MORTIS dedicates this record to Mike Scaccia 1965-2012.

Slaves to the Grave Track Listing:

1. Poltergeist 6:05

2. Rain of Ruin 4:21

3. Flesh for Flies 3:39

4. The Infected 3:51

5. Blood Bath 6:36

6. Ancient Horro 3:27

7. Fragrance of Corpse 3:13

8. Curse of the Draugr 3:34

9. Sacramentum Gladiatorum /

10. Lududs Magnus 13:56

 

Total running time: 49:00

Produced by Mike Scaccia and RIGOR MORTIS

RIGOR MORTIS first hit the national scene in 1987 by becoming, arguably, the first underground Heavy Metal band to ever be signed by a major label. Though the relationship with Capitol Records didnʼt last long (the label simply didnʼt know what to do with such an intense group), the band managed to make a stir and indelibly leave their mark. Their 1988 debut record, RIGOR MORTIS (Capitol), has since become legendary in the thrash/speed metal community, influencing not only bands like Toxic Holocaust and Goatwhore, but also motivating Ministry to leave the disco for the Metal arena. Ministry would then, of course, influence everything from NIN to Marilyn Manson and Slipknot.

The members of RIGOR would remain friends through thick and thin throughout the years, but it wasn't until 2005 that talk of reuniting started becoming serious. There were still other commitments, but they did manage to play quite a few shows, including Ozzfest 2008, and Germany's Keep It True Festival in 2009. In Feb. 2012 all the pieces finally came together and RIGOR MORTIS entered the studio to record what was to be their comeback record. Older and wiser, and all in a good place with their personal lives, there was an excitement in the air not felt since 1987. RIGOR MORTIS had finally come full circle.

Then, on December 22nd, 2012, it all came to a halt. The band was playing their home town club in Ft Worth, in celebration of Bruce's 50th birthday, when midway through the set, Mike Scaccia suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed on stage. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. RIGOR MORTIS was over. Though it was never discussed, they all knew there could be no RM without Mike. But the album was recorded and almost finished. And as fate would have it, just days before he died, Mike went into the studio and put the finishing touches on all of his parts, effectively enabling the guys to complete the record, knowing that Mike was happy with it. But it's been a hard record to finish, mostly because it's simply hard to let it go. It's become such a labor of love for all involved.

Two special shows in support of the album have been announced including a CD Release Party and an appearance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest:

RIGOR MORTIS RECORD RELEASE PARTY 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1434344633505185/

Saturday Sept 27th - Curtain Club- Dallas, TX

Featuring Dead Horse, Wizards of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Dead Earth Politics, and more tba. The new RIGOR MORTIS record will be available for purchase at this show.

 

WIZARDS OF GORE AT HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FEST

Oct. 23rd - 26th - Emo's - Austin, TX

https://www.facebook.com/HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival?fref=ts

The second annual event boasts underground and classic horror screenings and merch, full reunion of cast from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as a great line up of bands like Wizards Of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Warbeast, Portal, Randy Blythe, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Acid Witch, and many more

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/rigormortis25

https://www.facebook.com/warbeast1

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Gene Hoglan and Jason McMaster Collaborate On Two Tracks for Evil United's 
"Honored By Fire" coming August 12 Available on Digital Formats, CD, and LP
A Texas metal powerhouse featuring members from WatchTower, Riot, Murderdolls, Dangerous Toys, and Wednesday 13 release their sophmore effort 

 

Here's Jason McMaster talking about the collaboration, 
and "Tombspawn" and "Ghost Crushed"
 

Gene Hoglan and Jason McMaster recently collaborate lyrics on 2 tracks for the new Evil United release "Honored By Fire".  Gene Hoglan is famous for his technical drum playing.  He is best known for his work with acts Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, Opeth, Unearth, and most recently Dethklok and Testament but also penned most of the lyrics for Dark Angel's albums Darkness Descends, Leave Scars and Time Does Not Heal.

On working with Evil United, Gene says: "I'm happy to have helped out my good friend Jason and Evil United, by writing a few lyrics for their new album.  Check out the tracks "Tombspawn" and "Ghost Crushed", as well as the rest of the metallic cuts on their latest, "Honored By Fire".  Jason has been a great friend for many a year, and when he hit me up, I was more than happy to do it!  I wish Jason and the guys all the best with their new release."

You can stream Jason McMaster talking about the collaboration, and listen to the songs "Tombspawn" and "Ghost Crushed" here : http://youtu.be/U7Bl6wL97GE

Evil United
has announced that they will be releasing their eagerly anticipated sophomore full length studio album "Honored By Fire" on August 12th worldwide. The album will be distributed in North America and Europe through MVD Entertainment Group. A recent message from the band reads as follows:

"Our second release brings us closer to were we want to be as a band. The production is heavier than our debut album but still keeps the original vibe of the band intact."

The Austin / San Antonio based-based band is a verified Texas powerhouse of crushing metal, with elite members from WatchTower, Riot, Murderdolls, Dangerous Toys, and Wednesday 13, all ready to continue their assault on the metal masses with the new release, "Honored By Fire".

Link to pre-order: http://mvdb2b.com/s/EvilUnitedHonoredByFire/MVD6414A

Viking Funeral (Official Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fyLPZmHFUE

Dead Can See (Official Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo3Y_mph8YU
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Get Ready! STOLEN BABIES Are Writing New Music + New International Performances Announced

 

Vocalist Dominique Lenore Persi Announces Involvement in Devin Townsend’s “Ziltoid 2”

 

StolenBabiesNew

 

 

On the heels of the recent cancellation of their Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin tour (originally set to begin next week – cancelled by Goblin due to contractual issues), experimental band STOLEN BABIES have a few new things to announce to their devoted fans!

 

On August 22nd, the band will take their very first trip down to Mexico City to perform at El Plaza Condesa for a special performance with Rhapsody. Then on September 13th, STOLEN BABIES will perform a one-off show in their home-area of Los Angeles, CA at Bar Sinister. For a full listing of confirmed tour dates, visit www.stolenbabiestheband.com.

 

Dominique has been very busy lately, specifically lending her vocals to a track on the upcoming Ziltoid 2 album from progressive metal mastermind Devin Townsend. Expect more details to be announced soon from the Devin Townsend camp.

 

As a band, STOLEN BABIES are currently working on new music. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

 

 

Experimental band STOLEN BABIES fuse avant-garde-twisted rock, metal, punk, and theatrical influences with the peculiar image of what (to an unprepared onlooker) may seem like an eccentric Tim Burton-themed after-hours club house band on happy pills. The amalgamation of these ridiculously entertaining visuals with their unforgettable music have solidified STOLEN BABIES’ place in the world of aggressive rock – landing them on tours with internationally recognized groups such as Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil and Sevendust, as well as equally unconventional yet acclaimed artists like Devin Townsend and Otep.

 

Check out the STOLEN BABIES’ latest music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

 

 

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi - Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone - Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone - Drums

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SEVENDUST
SET TO PLUG BACK IN FOR CONTINUED SUMMER TOUR
STARTING JULY 23 IN CLEVELAND, OH
 

July 10, 2014 – SEVENDUST has been selling out clubs and theatres across the country on their acoustic U.S. tour, “An Evening With SEVENDUST,” which launched April 1 in Athens, GA.  On July 23, the band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—will plug back in for a new round of electric shows with Gemini Syndrome supporting.
 
Their critically acclaimed acoustic album, TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES, was released April 15 on the band’s 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services.  It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Music Albums” chart (their second consecutive #1 album), #19 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart, #2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, #15 on the “Overall Digital Albums” chart and #8 on the “Top Internet Albums” chart. 
 
Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Wed 7/23          Cleveland, OH               House of Blues
Thu 7/24            Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
Fri 7/25             Lynchburg, VA              Phase 2
Sat 7/26            Inwood, WV                  Shiley Acres
Mon 7/28          Pensacola, FL               Vinyl Music Hall
Wed 7/30          Baton Rouge, LA           The Varsity Theatre
Thu 7/31            Biloxi, MS                     Hard Rock Live
Fri 8/1               Chattanooga, TN           Track 29
Sat 8/2              Morristown, TN              Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre
Tue 8/5             Flint, MI                                    The Machine Shop
Wed 8/6            Des Moines, IA             Wooly’s
Fri 8/8               Lincoln, NE                   Bourbon Theater
Sat 8/9              Sturgis, SD                   Buffalo Chip Fairground
Sun 8/10           Minot, ND                     City Auditorium
Mon 8/11          Fargo, ND                     The Venue
Thu 8/14            Pontiac, IL                    Freakster’s Road House
Fri 8/15             Cedar Falls, IA              Pepsi Pavilion
Sat 8/16            Sedalia, MO                  Grandstand/Missouri State Fair
Sun 8/17           Wichita, KS                   The Cotillion
Tue 8/19            Tulsa, OK                      Cain’s Ballroom
Thu 8/21            La Crosse, WI               La Crosse Center
Fri 8/22             Fond Du Lac, WI           Shack Event Center
Sat 8/23            Sioux City, IA                Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 
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IRON REAGAN Release First Song From The Tyranny of Will

Pre-Orders Available Now

   

Tour With EyeHateGod Begins Tonight!

IRON REAGAN's Relapse debut The Tyranny Of Will is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.  The album will be released September 16th in North America, (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World). The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

 

Starting today The Tyranny of Will is available for pre-order in multiple configurations and formats.  The album will be issued in the following formats:

 

The Tyranny of Will CD

The Tyranny of Will LP (Black Std Gram)

The Tyranny of Will LP (Red Std Gram)

The Tyranny of Will LP (Red and Black Merge Std Gram) M/O EXCL

The Tyranny of Will CD - DLX Version (Bonus track #25 "The Sentence is Death" + 24-page booklet)

The Tyranny of Will Cassette

 

The album can pre-ordered from Relapse Records HERE and from Bandcamp HERE. 

 

Also today, the first song from the new album has been released.  Check out the song "Miserable Failure" can be streamed on SoundCloud HERE and on the Relapse Records YouTube channel HERE.

 

Singer Tony Foresta on "Miserable Failure":

 

"Miserable Failure" is a Summer Jam unlike the world has ever seen. Oozing sensuality riff after riff, this song will take you into a hard rock crossover vortex of horniness, lust and confusion. You might need ear condoms for this one. I hate writing quotes for songs."

 

The band kicks off a short run of dates supporting EyeHateGod today in Washington, DC. These run through July 15th in Brooklyn, NY.  The band has a huge hometown show scheduled for July 23rd and will be taking part in this year's GWAR-B-Q and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

 

The band is ready to get back on the road with EyeHateGod:

 

We are excited to be playing shows with EyeHateGod again and to be getting our butts back on the road in general. These two and a half months off without playing gigs has been driving me crazy", says Foresta.

 

Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper IRON REAGAN is a Richmond, Virginia super group (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish formerly of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder). 

 

In practice IRON REAGAN are WAY more than just a super group project. They have toured the world several times over leveling audiences with their furious live show.  IRON REAGAN is a fully formed raging band that have delivered one of the heaviest hardcore records of the year that is guaranteed to be on the top of both metalheads' and punk rockers' year end lists.   

 

Iron Reagan is: 

Tony Foresta - Vocals

Phil Hall - Guitar

Mark Bronzino - Guitar

Rob Skotis - Bass

Ryan Parrish - Drums

 

Tyranny of Will Track Listing:

1. Tyranny of Will

2. I Won't Go

3. Eyeball Gore

4. Close to Toast

5. Bet on Black

6. Miserable Failure

7. The Living Skull

8. In Greed We Trust

9. Glocking Out

10. Rat Shit

11. U Lock the Bike Cop

12. Broken Bottles

13. Bleeding Frenzy

14. Bored to Death

15. Class Holes

16. Obsolete Man

17. Nameless

18. Exit the Game

19. Your Kids an Asshole

20. Patriotic Shock

21. Bill of Fights

22. Consensual Harassment

23. Just Say Go

24. Four More Years

 

IRON REAGAN Live:

*** All dates from July 10th - July 15th w/ EYEHATEGOD and Vektor***

7/10: Washington, DC @ The Pinch

7/11: Providence, RI @ Simon's

7/12: Albany, NY @Bogie's

7/13: York, PA @ Depot

7/14: Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom / The Outer Space

7/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron

7/23: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Ramming Speed

8/16: Richmond VA GWAR-B-Q @ Hadad's Lake

8/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Venue TBD w/ Skull Fest

11/7 - 11/9: Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/IRONREAGAN

http://ironreagan.bandcamp.com

http://www.relapse.com

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "ANGEL OF MERCY" 
ON TOUR THIS SUMMER!
CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN OUT NOW
CLICK HERE TO WATCH
NEW YORK - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has debuted a brand new music video for their newest hit single, "Angel of Mercy." Directed by long time collaborator, Justin Reich of The Antimatter Studio, the video depicts a stripped down version of the wall of sound that is widely associated with the band. The single was recently performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers, which was the first time the band performed on network television in their decorated tenure. 
The band will embark on a stretch of headlining tour dates across the U.S. starting on July 17th in Cincinnati before eventually wrapping up at the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque on August 4th. Wovenwar and Kyng have been tapped to support, click here for all tour dates. Black Label Society has also been announced on the first annual KNOTFEST with Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat.   
Catacombs of the Black Vatican was released on April 8th, 2014 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Rock and Independent Charts. The new effort is already accumulating critical praise with outlets like LOUDWIRE declaring "Wylde’s guitar playing has always been at an extremely high level, but the instrument that’s improved steadily over the years is his voice." New Jersey's  AQUARIAN WEEKLY states, "This is Black Label Society at its finest!"
01. Fields Of Unforgiveness
02.
My Dying Time

03. Believe
04. Angel Of Mercy
05. Heart Of Darkness
06. Beyond The Down
07. Scars
08. Damn The Flood
09. I've Gone Away
10. Empty Promises
11. Shades Of Gray
12. Dark Side Of The Sun (bonus track)
13. The Nomad (bonus track)
PURCHASE ON ITUNES
In addition to being on the cover of the last month's issue of Guitar Player Magazine, and holding the Guitar World Magazine MVP award four years straight, Wylde has been bestowed with such accolades as "Best Rock Guitarist" from Guitar Player, "Metal Guru" from the recently held Classic Rock awards in the UK, "Golden God” by Metal Hammer, the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine. Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with.

Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and Catacombs of the Black Vatican is another incredible piece in the band's catalog.
 
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METALLICA’S ROBERT TRUJILLO SHOWS SUPPORT FOR
MILES DAVIS FILM “MILES AHEAD”

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo shows his support for the “Miles Ahead” crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the long-awaited, much-anticipated Miles Davis film.  Don Cheadle makes his directorial debut and portrays the internationally renowned music icon.  Filming takes place in Cincinnati beginning in July.

Well-wishers and supporters can contribute at www.indiegogo.com/projects/join-miles-ahead-a-don-cheadle-film.  The campaign closes tomorrow (July 10)

Robert Trujillo on Miles Davis and “Miles Ahead”

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Gritty Rockers PILLBUSTER Announce “Brothel” Release Show on August 16th in Norfolk, VA
 Hosted by Local FM99

 

New EP “Brothel” Out August 19, 2014 via Stonerkill Records

 

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“If you like bands like Clutch and Down, you’ll love the riff-heavy destruction of PILLBUSTER.”

– Stabcast.com

 

 

VA Beach stoner rockers PILLBUSTER are pleased to announced their upcoming Brothel EP release show, taking place at The Belmont House of Smoke in Norfolk, VA (2117 Colonial Ave) on August 16th. The show begins at 9:00PM and will be hosted by Shelley of Local FM99. The FM99 promo team will be at the show, with remote broadcasting throughout the evening. Tune into Local FM99 to win tickets during the week of the event!

 

PILLBUSTER is currently planning an East coast tour to support Brothel. The first confirmed show will take place at The Norva in Norfolk, VA on July 18th – tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for more dates coming soon.

 

PILLBUSTER release their brand new EP, Brothel, on August 19, 2014 via Stonerkill Records. A new single, entitled ‘Hateburn’ will be released via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other digital outlets on July 15th, but a new music video for the track can be viewed now via YouTube here: http://youtu.be/n4OxIZdbNiw. Brothel was recorded and at Osceola Studios in Raleigh, NC by Dick Hodgin (COC, Velvet Revolver, Lynyrd Skynyrd), and was mastered by Kitchen Mastering.

 

Brothel track listing:

1.  Prophet Kill

2.  A Parting Gift

3.  Hateburn

4.  Brothel

 

Not wasting any time, the band is currently writing for their currently untitled second album, scheduled for release in early 2015.

 

PILLBUSTER released their previous full-length album via Stonerkill Records last summer. The record was also produced by Dick Hodgin, and received rave reviews. Lithium Magazine described it as having “brutal breakdowns, trippy tempo-changes and bone-crunching vocals… an impressive debut.” MusicUG.com called it “Raw, tough, and straight from the throat of modern southern metal…”, and HeadbangorGTFO.com described the record as raunchy” and “groove oriented.” 

 

To learn more about PILLBUSTER, visit http://www.facebook.com/pillbuster.

 

 

PILLBUSTER is:

Vocals - Brett Lloyd

Guitars - Joe Festa

Bass - Chris Kernstock

Drums - Douglas Stanek

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MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON TED NUGENT RELEASES NEW ALBUM
‘SHUTUP&JAM!’

TODAY (7/8)

FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN IN SEVEN YEARS

SINGLE “SHE’S GONE” FEATURING SAMMY HAGAR
CURRENTLY TOP 5 AT CLASSIC ROCK RADIO



Ted Nugent’s new album not only satisfies, it leaves us wanting more!”
--
ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM, July 7, 2014

ShutUp&Jam!…hits the vintage Gonzo mark with tightened songwriting…and of course, plenty of fleet-fingered guitar heroics…”
--
THEOAKLANDPRESS.COM (Michigan), July 7, 2014

 

Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT returns with a new full-length album SHUTUP&JAM!, out today (7/8) on Frontiers Records. This release marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years and features the lead single “She’s Gone” with special guest Sammy Hagar, for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. SHUTUP&JAM! is available on Amazon and iTunes. In the U.S., fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!--featuring the exclusive bonus track "Johnny B. Goode Forever"--only at Best Buy (or order it online: http://bit.ly/1mUdiKF).

NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to the lead single “She’s Gone”--which is  also accompanied by a special performance from one of the most respected drummers in rock, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek of the legendary Detroit band Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. "She's Gone"--currently in the top 5 at Classic Rock Radio--premiered on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM (6/9), listen here: http://bit.ly/1o5E7y1. Three other tracks were premiered leading up to today’s album release, including: "Never Stop Believing” on BILLBOARD.COM, “Everything Matters" on GUITARWORLD.COM and “I Love My BBQ” on Frontiers’ YOUTUBE channel.

To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED is currently on his national headlining tour (full tour itinerary below). Ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.

Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Tue

7/8

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

Wed

7/9

Ramona, CA

Ramona Mainstage

Thu

7/10

Prescott Valley, AZ

Tim's Toyota Center

Fri

7/11

The Canyon Club

Agoura Hills, CA

Sat

7/12

Las Vegas, NV

Orleans Hotel & Casino

Sun

7/13

Anaheim, CA

City National Grove of Anaheim

Mon

7/14

Anaheim, CA

City National Grove of Anaheim

*Thu

7/17

Council Bluffs, IA

Mid-America Center

Fri

7/18

Merrillville, IN

Star Plaza Theatre

Sat

7/19

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Mon

7/21

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

Tue

7/22

Montclair, NJ

The Wellmont Theater

Wed

7/23

Jim Thorpe, PA

Penn's Peak

Thu

7/24

Columbus, OH

Newport Music Hall

Fri

7/25

Morgantown, WV

MountainFest at Mylan Park

Sat

7/26

Oshkosh, WI

Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park

Sun

7/27

Medina, MN

Medina Entertainment Center

Tue

7/29

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Wed

7/30

Englewood, CO

Gothic Theatre

Thu

7/31

Salt Lake City, UT

The Depot

Fri

8/1

Sheridan, WY

Trails End Concert Park

Sat

8/2

Tacoma, WA

Emerald Queen Casino

Sun

8/3

Tacoma, WA

Emerald Queen Casino

Mon

8/4

Worley, ID

Coeur D’Alene Casino

Wed

8/6

Sturgis, SD

Full Throttle Saloon

Fri

8/8

Maumee, OH

NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds

Sat

8/9

Oxford, OH

Indian Creek Amphitheatre

Mon

8/11

North Myrtle Beach, SC

House of Blues

Tue

8/12

Lake Buena Vista, FL

House of Blues

Thu

8/14

Houston, TX

House of Blues

Fri

8/15

Biloxi, MS

Hard Rock Live

Sat

8/16

Fort Worth, TX

Billy Bob's Texas

*Sharing the stage with Hank Williams Jr.

About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT
has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.

Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).

NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!


L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith
Photo credit: James & Maryln Brown

For more information on TED NUGENT, visit:
tednugent.com
facebook.com/tednugent
twitter.com/tednugent

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BEAK RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH,

LET TIME BEGIN, ON SEPT. 23

 

CHICAGO POST-METAL QUARTET'S 2012 EP HAILED BY CRITICS:

 

Five songs, no filler, all sorts of post-metal power not heard of since the battle flag of Neurosis was picked up by Boston natives ISIS and later Cult of Luna."- Boston Phoenix

 

"This is one of the best Post-Metal releases I have heard since ISIS landmark classic - OCEANIC and VYGR's Hypersleep." - The Sludgelord

 

"I have no doubt that Beak will become a force to be reckoned with in the post-metal scene." - Heavymetal.about.com


"Chicago post-metal party crashers have songwriting acumen and hardcore bent that Neur-Isis copycats sorely lack." - Spin Magazine
 
                                  
Photo credit: Chris Eichenseer

 

Beak, the Chicago post-metal quartet who wowed critics with their 2012 debut EP, Eyrie, return with their first full-length, Let Time Begin, on Sept. 23 via Someoddpilot Records.

 

"Let Time Begin is the Big Bang, The Fall of Man, The Unnamable; it's our interpretation of the origins of the Universe," says Beak singer/guitar player Jon Slusher. The eight-song album moves from chaos to the birth of consciousness. "It is a concept record that evolves sonically from Eyrie with more concise composition and a new pallet of alternating violence, tranquility and melody. We ramped up the primal and pounding rhythm section, we've appropriated vocoding into the mix and we have pioneered new ways to tear out our throats."

 

Beak's debut EP, Eyrie, received widespread recognition, with the Boston Phoenix saying: "all sorts of post-metal power not heard of since the battle flag of Neurosis was picked up by Boston natives Isis and later Cult of Luna" and The Sludgelord saying "this is one of the best post-metal releases I have heard since ISIS' landmark classic - Oceanic and VYGR's Hypersleep." Spin said the "Chicago post-metal party crashers have songwriting acumen and hardcore bent that 2006's Neur-Isis copycats sorely lack."

 

Let Time Begin was recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studio and John McEntire's (Tortoise, The Sea and The Cake) Soma Studios, both in Chicago. The band self-produced the new release. 

 

Let Time Begin track listing: 

 

  1. Souls in Streams
  2. Light Outside
  3. The Breath of Universe
  4. Let Time Begin
  5. Into The Light
  6. Carry A Fire
  7. Over The Shelter, The Morning Breaks
  8. Fiery They Rose

 

Beak is Andy Bosnak (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Eichenseer (Drums), Jason Goldberg (Bass, Keyboards, Vocals) and Jon Slusher (Guitar, Lead Vocals).

 

 

 www.facebook.com/beakmusic 

 www.beakmusic.com 

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(New York, NY): Swedish melodic metal icons In Flames have debuted the video for their new single "Rusted Nail" today (July 7) via Loudwire. Watch the video here.
 
"Rusted Nail" is the lead single from the band's eleventh album Siren Charms, which will be released in the U.S. on September 9 via SONY/RED and is one of the most anticipated albums of the fall.
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MOTÖRHEAD’S NEW VIDEO “LOST WOMAN BLUES” TO PREMIER ON VH1 CLASSIC 7/7 - 7/11


"Lost Woman Blues”, the new video from Motörhead’s upcoming release “Aftershock - Tour Edition”, will be premiering as an exclusive on VH1 Classic today through July 11th. The video was filmed live at The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish. The video can be viewed at this location http://www.vh1.com/video/motorhead/1058683/lost-woman-blues.jhtml/.

UDR/Motörhead Music/ADA will be reissuing the band’s 21st studio album “Aftershock”, under the title “Aftershock - Tour Edition” on August 25th, 2014. This expanded release contains a bonus disc of live material comprised from their historic 2014 West Coast Tour. The album is available for pre-order here: http://tinyurl.com/kgupkkf

Motörhead is currently touring the European festival circuit.

Motörhead Festival Tour:

11. July Aix Les Bains, Esplanade du Lac – France
25. July Moscow, Crocus City Hall – Russia
27. July Minsk, Palace of Sports, - Belarus
01. August Wacken Open Air – Germany
03. August Lokerse, Lokerse Feesten – Belgium
10. August Colmar, Theatre de Plein Air – France
13. August Avenches, Roman Amphitheatre, Switzerland

In addition to the European dates, the band will be hitting the high seas this September for the inaugural ‘Motörhead's Motorboat Cruise'.  The cruise launches Sept. 22 from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Fans will have a chance to check out sets from MotörheadMegadethAnthraxZakk WyldeDanko JonesFireball Ministry, and more. There will also be comedy from Jim Breuer as well as several big surprises for those attending. The Carnival Ecstasy ship will eventually come full circle, docking back in Miami on Sept. 26.

Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister states, “This will be everything you’ve come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you’ve got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!” For more information on the cruise: http://www.motorheadcruise.com

Aftershock - Tour Edition” Recorded and produced by Cameron Webb

Aftershock” Track Listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust and Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen of the Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

Bonus Live CD Track Listing

Damage Case                 
Stay Clean  
I Know How To Die                     
Metropolis                       
Over The Top                   
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch    
Rock It                               
Lost Woman Blues         
Doctor Rock                     
Just `Cos You Got The Power         
Going To Brazil                                    
Killed By Death                
Ace Of Spades                
Overkill  
                    

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialmotorhead

Twitter: www.twitter.com/myMotorhead

Official: www.imotorhead.com

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SLIPKNOT'S LEGENDARY KNOTFEST RETURNS TO THE U.S.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26


THREE DAY DESTINATION FESTIVAL

FEATURES THE BIGGEST BANDS IN HEAVY MUSIC WITH

TWO SPECIAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LATE NIGHT CLOSING SETS BY SLIPKNOT

AT SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER & CAMPGROUNDS

IN SAN BERNARDINO, CA


FESTIVAL FEATURES MORE THAN 60 BANDS ON 5 STAGES INCLUDING:
SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,VOLBEAT, ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, TESTAMENT, TECH N9NE,

OF MICE & MEN, IN THIS MOMENT, ATREYU, CARCASS AND MANY MORE


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED TICKETS (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

& CAMPING PACKAGES ON SALE NOW AT

www.knotfest.com

 

 

Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST--an extraordinary three-day metal and heavy music destination festival--to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days. 

 

KNOTFEST U.S. 2014--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at: www.knotfest.com.

 

Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

 

KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival--and now we're coming for you, California,” says Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year’s Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level." 

 

Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more.

 

Campers and VIP ticket holders receive a free Friday night KNOTFEST show with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies and more, as well as an early preview of the festival area and Slipknot Museum showcasing the band’s history. VIP ticket holders also can attend a Friday night special VIP Pre-Party Bash with music by Slipknot's DJ Sid.

 

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. Limited quantities of Early Bird Discounted 2-day and 1-day festival tickets, as well as Camping Packages are available while supplies last at www.knotfest.com. VIP packages go on sale Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 AM PT. A limited number of four different levels of VIP packages will be available with amenities including exclusive merchandise bundles, early entrance to a 21+ VIP Lounge, Pit Pass or the best Reserved Seats in the house, preferred parking and more. Hotel packages and travel packages will be available soon. To view all ticket options for KNOTFEST, visit: www.knotfest.com.

 

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday. The KNOTFEST camping area will be located in a grassy county park adjacent to the venue’s VIP area.

 

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

 

Visit www.knotfest.com, www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST for the most-up-to-date information.

 

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DOG CAMP

FEATURING MIKE PORTNOY, BILLY SHEEHAN AND RICHIE KOTZEN

OF THE WINERY DOGS

ANNOUNCES GUEST CAMP COUNSELORS

BASSISTS JOHN MOYER AND DYLAN WILSON,

GUITARIST DAVE WOOD AND DRUMMER MIKE BENNETT

PLUS DAILY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

FOR JULY 21-25 IMMERSIVE MUSIC PROGRAM AT

FULL MOON RESORT IN BIG INDIAN, NY

Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs have announced guest camp counselors and the daily schedule of activities for Dog Camp, held July 21-25, 2014 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Bassists John Moyer (Disturbed) and Dylan Wilson (Richie Kotzen, John 5, Greyson Chance, Sheila E.), guitarist/producer Dave Wood (Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Jesse McCartney, Gladys Knight) and drummer Mike Bennett (Hilary Duff, Benise, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band) will join Portnoy, Sheehan and Kotzen at the first annual immersive program for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels.

A limited number of tickets for Dog Camp are still available at www.winerydogcamp.com. Attendees will have access to all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, jam sessions, and camp activities.

 

The full schedule of camp activities (subject to change) is as follows and can also be viewed at http://winerydogcamp.com/schedule/.

 

Monday, July 21

3:00-5:00 PM Sign In 

4:30-5:15 PM Meet and Greet with The Winery Dogs and counselors

5:30-6:30 PM Question and Answer seminar with all members of The Winery Dogs

6:30-8:00 PM Dinner

9:15 PM The Winery Dogs concert


Tuesday, July 22

8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast

10:15-11:15 AM Billy Sheehan Master Class

11:30 AM-12:45 PM Dave Wood “Jazz Funk Guitar 101”

12:45-2:15 PM Lunch

2:30-5:00 PM Open Discovery Rooms (Counselors will have rooms set up for small group sessions/discussions/jams. Campers will have a chance to ask questions, jam with counselors, and get individual one on one attention as it relates to any aspect of music they want to discuss--everything from finger picking to mixing a record.)

6:30-8:00 PM Dinner

9:15 PM Richie Kotzen concert


Wednesday, July 23

8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast

10:30-11:30 AM Mike Bennett “Demystifying Drumming”

11:45 AM-12:45 PM Richie Kotzen Master Class

12:45-2:15 PM Lunch

2:30-6:45 PM Open Discovery Rooms

7:00-8:30 PM Dinner

9:00 PM Live concert featuring the Bennett, Wilson, Wood Jazz Trio

 

Thursday, July 24

8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast

10:15-11:15 AM John Moyer “Live Performance Do’s And Don'ts”  

11:30 AM-12:45 PM Dylan Wilson “Bass For Hire”

12:45-2:15 PM Lunch

2:30-3:30 PM Mike Portnoy Master Class

3:40-6:15 PM Open Discovery Rooms

6:30-8:00 PM Dinner

8:30 PM Last Night Party led by “DJ” Billy Sheehan and all counselors--listen to rare bootleg recordings and hear stories from Billy’s early days in Talas, David Lee Roth and more

 

Friday, July 25

8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast and Final Hang with The Winery Dog band members and counselors

11:00 AM  Check Out

Produced by Dreamcatcher Events (www.dreamcatcher-events.com), this special vacation experience offers a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the three legends as campers attend instrument-specific clinics, learn songwriting mechanics, and enjoy very special intimate performances and jam sessions with The Winery Dogs and special guests.

Dog Camp offers a variety of pricing options, based on the variety of available accommodations. All activities will be held at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, which features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn accommodations as well as primitive tent camping. All accommodations are just steps away from daily camp activities. Guests can enjoy the spring-fed swimming pool, on-site access to the Esopus Creek, and explore the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own.

                                                               Dog Camp Website: www.winerydogcamp.com

Dog Camp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winery-Dog-Camp-with-Billy-Sheehan-Mike-Portnoy-and-Richie-Kotzen/600934109989009

Dreamcatcher Events Website: www.dreamcatcher-events.com

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HAMMERFALL – First “(r)Evolution” Online Trailer Revealed!

 

New Album “(r)Evolution” – Out August 29, 2014 in Nuclear Blast

 

HammerFall - rEvolution

 

After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. Entering a new chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, (r)Evolution will be out on August 29th (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast.

Enjoy the first album trailer, recorded during the band’s album presentation in Gothenburg on May 24th, edited by David Havlena at the “Pax studio”. Click here: http://youtu.be/JZhhS8AuxQg

On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like 'Bushido'will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

The tracklist of 'Bushido' will be: 

A:         Bushido

B:         The Way Of The Warrior (remixed by Fredrik Nordström)

 

The track listing of (r)Evolution will be like this:

1.         Hector's Hymn

2.         (r)Evolution

3.         Bushido

4.         Live Life Loud

5.         Ex Inferis

6.         We Won't Back Down

7.         Winter Is Coming

8.         Origins

9.         Tainted Metal

10.       Evil Incarnate

11.       Wildfire

 

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HammerfallrEvolution

Enjoy HAMMERFALL live at these three dates:

31.07.  D         Wacken                                  - Wacken Open Air

09.08.  ES        Villena                                    - Leyendas del Rock

29.08.  S          Göteborg                               - Stora Scenen Liseberg  

Visit HAMMERFALL at:

www.hammerfall.net I www.facebook.com/hammerfall I www.nuclearblast.de/hammerfall

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ALLEGAEON Enters Billboard and Canadian Charts 

For the First Time

 

"Seriously potent melodic death metal tunes with consistent catchiness and definite headbanagability"

-Decibel Magazine-

 

"The perfect microcosm of everything there is to love: expertly crafted arrangements, orchestrations composed by guitarist Greg Burgess and Joe Ferris (among a whole bevy of neo-classical elements), RIFFS, epic guitar solos and hooks."

-Metal Sucks-

 

"The best record of their career so far"

-About.com-

 

"This is a new, cutting-edge kind of death (metal); aggressive yet accessible, technical yet memorable, menacing yet endearing."

-Metal Underground-

ALLEGAEON's new album "Elements of the Infinite" was released last Tuesday in North America on Metal Blade Records.  For the first time ever Allegaeon cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with the new album.  "Elements of the Infinite" came in at #25 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian digital music charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.

 

Guitarist Greg Burgess commented on the debuts:

 

"This morning we awoke to find out our charting position for Elements of the Infinite. If someone told me 10 years ago, that I'd be typing this, playing in a death metal band, especially one with a mascot who wears a frickin' wolfs head for a hat, I would've had you locked up. They say with hard works comes rewards, I say with hard work and amazing fans comes rewards. This is a huge win for our ALLEGAEON and our Legion!"

 

The album is available for order in special bundle packages at http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon

 

A play-through video for the song "Dyson Sphere" is available for viewing HERE.

 

ALLEGAEON's video for the song "Our Cosmic Casket" can be streamed HERE

Their video for the song "1.618" can be viewed
HERE.

 

In support of their new album "Elements of the Infinite" ALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour".  The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.

"Elements of the Infinite" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero's work has been more prominent in the last few years - some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero's efforts here, along with the band's new material, has led to ALLEGAEON's most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).

 

ALLEGAEON W/Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning:

8/5: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

8/6: Spring Lake Park, MN @ Pov

8/7: Peoria, IL @ Rail II

8/8: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

8/9: Lansing, MI @ The Loft

8/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory

8/11: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

8/12: Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock

8/13: Denver, CO @ Maruqis Theater

8/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

8/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

8/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

8/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop

8/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly

8/20: Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go

8/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma-Sidestage

8/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

8/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

8/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron

8/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (basement)

8/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

8/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

8/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees

8/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

 

ALLEGAEON Lineup:    
Ezra Haynes - Vocals
Michael Stancel - Guitar
Greg Burgess - Guitar
Corey Archuleta - Bass
Brandon Park - Drums

Follow ALLEGAEON on-line:    

http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
 
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON    

http://twitter.com/allegaeon   

http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial
 
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MASTODON'S NEW ALBUM ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN DEBUTS AT NO. 6 ON BILLBOARD CHART - THEIR HIGHEST U.S. CHART DEBUT EVER!

 

THE NEW ALBUM IS ALSO TOP 20 AROUND THE WORLD

 

ABC'S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE CONFIRMED FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH

 

 

July 2, 2014 - (Burbank, CA) - Once More 'Round The Sun, the sixth studio album from Mastodon, has debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. This marks their highest chart debut ever.

 

In addition, this album released by Reprise Records on June 24th, has gone Top 10 in most European markets and top 20 in most remaining territories. Once More 'Round The Sun has also entered the Top 10 Album Charts in the U.K. as well where it is currently the No. 1 Rock/Metal album across the nation; yet another milestone for Mastodon. Fans and critics agree, this is the best Mastodon album yet:

 

"The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011's The Hunter with lattices of ornate riffs and primal vocals... the band sounds best when taking risks." - Rolling Stone

 

"Album after album, Mastodon set the pace for modern heavy metal. Their brand of aggression is brainy, technically dazzling and slightly hallucinogenic - metal for people who don't usually listen to metal. At the same time, the band is balls-out creative. 'Elegant' isn't a term usually associated with neck-tatted, acid-eating heshers but check out Bill Kelliher's guitar riff verses Brent Hinds' guitar solo versus Brann Dailor's double-time drums. The union is perfectly effortless -and freight-train powerful."  - Spin.Com

 

"The Atlanta thrashers continue to walk a fine line between brutal hardcore, bespectacled math rock, and area-ready melody." - Entertainment Weekly / The "MUST LIST"

 

Once More 'Round The Sun was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones). It is the follow-up to Mastodon's critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 upon release and found its way onto several Year End / Best Of Critics' Lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more.

 

In addition, the band has been confirmed to appear on the outdoor stage of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 15th, in Hollywood, CA.

 

Once More 'Round The Sun is available now on CD, standard vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Package pressed on two 180g black vinyl discs housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by Skinner. The special package will also contain four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork plus the entire album on CD. Order it here. Check out the new Roboshobo-directed video for the song "High Road."

 

Mastodon are currently on the road in Europe:

 

Thurs    Jul 3                Main Square Festival                 Arras, France

Fri        Jul 4                Le Zenith                                  Paris, France

Sun      Jul 6                Knebworth Park                        London, United Kingdom

Fri        Jul 18              Malakoff Rock Festival               Nordfjordeid, Norway

Sat       Jul 19              Bukta Open Air Festival             Tromsø, Norway

Sat       Sep 6              Hopscotch Festival                    Raleigh, NC

Fri        Sep 12             Riot Fest Chicago                     Chicago, IL

Sun      Sep 14             Aftershock Festival                   Sacramento, CA

Sat       Oct 4               Louder Than Life Festival           Louisville, KY

 

Much more Mastodon news to be revealed soon.  Until then go to: www.mastodonrocks.com

 

 

MASTODON:  Troy Sanders -- Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds -- Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher -- Guitars
Brann Dailor -- Drums / Vocals

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Everyone Dies In Utah Announce New Tour
with Illuminate Me, The Paramedic, and Sirena
 
 
 
 
 
8/7/2014 - Lansing, MI - The Loft
8/8/2014 - Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
8/9/2014 - Racine, WI -The Showcase
8/10/2014 - Steeleville, IL - Steeleville American Legion
8/11/2014 - Marietta, GA - Swayzes
08/13/2014 - Orlando, FL - Bombshell Tavern
8/15/2014 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub
8/16/2014 - Louisville, KY - Haymaker Whiskey Bar
8/17/2014 - Youngstown, OH - The Crawl Space
8/18/2014 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
8/19/2014 - Providence, RI - The Dive Bar
8/20/2014 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Everyone Dies In Utah links:
 
Illuminate Me links:

Tragic Hero Records links:
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KORN
REVEAL DETAILS FOR ‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION’
BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE OUT JULY 15

NEW SINGLE “HATER” EXPLODES AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO
AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW

ROCKSTAR MAYHEM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SATURDAY, JULY 5

Heating up summer to a boiling point, Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock luminaries KORN have revealed the official details for their latest release, a deluxe reissue of their 2013 album THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION (Prospect Park). The collection will be exclusively available at Best Buy stores in North America starting July 15 and available to pre-order here: http://tinyurl.com/mqrdvo3

For the WORLD TOUR EDITION, the Bakersfield quintet lock and load last year’s critically acclaimed THE PARADIGM SHIFT, with three brand new songs including their just released single “Hater,” plus “The Game Is Over” and “So Unfair.”  In addition, it’s been beefed up with a bevy of live tracks recorded all over the globe and expanded artwork. It’s the ultimate way to experience THE PARADIGM SHIFT.

“Hater” invaded radio airwaves just last week and has already vaulted into the Top 30 at Active Rock. For it, the group teamed up with hitmaker/producer Don Gilmore, who also produced THE PARADIGM SHIFT album, as well as the group’s #1 active rock radio smash “Never Never.”

The song kicks into gear with the seminal grinding guitar volley of Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer. Meanwhile, Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu cranks out a throbbing bass bounce punctuated by Ray Luzier’s impenetrable percussion. At the eye of the storm, Jonathan Davis delivers a haunting verse that quickly blossoms into an eerily unforgettable chorus. “Hater” is available now to purchase on iTunes at http://found.ee/kornhater_itunes or stream on  youtube.com/kornchannel.

Among the other unreleased material, Davis opens up about his young son Zeppelin’s battle with diabetes on the powerful “So Unfair,” while “The Game Is Over” slams with the intense catharsis fans worldwide expect from these legends. For more on THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION, check out this exclusive interview with Davis on Billboard.com.

In addition, KORN will hit the road co-headlining this summer’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, starting this Saturday, July 5 in San Bernardino, CA. For dates and info, visit http://korn.com/events.

The paradigm has once again shifted and KORN return with more unique, unshakable, and undeniable anthems.

  Confirmed Bonus Disc Tracklisting:
  1.  Hater

  2.  The Game Is Over
  3.  Die Another Day
  4.  Love & Meth (Live from London)
  5.  Here To Stay (Live from London)
  6.  Get Up (Live from Moscow)
  7.  Never Never (Live from Moscow)
  8.  Got the Life (Live from Denver)
  9.  Another Brick In The Wall (Live from Denver)

KORN’s full tour routing is as follows:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Sat

7/5

San Bernardino, CA

San Manuel Amphitheatre

Sun

7/6

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Tue

7/8

Auburn (Seattle), WA

White River Amphitheatre

Wed

7/9

Boise, ID

Idaho Center Amphitheatre

Fri

7/11

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sat

7/12

Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Amphitheatre

Mon

7/14

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Wed

7/16

St. Louis, MO

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Thu

7/17

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theater

Rock USA Festival

Fri

7/18

Oshkosh, WI

Ford Festival Park

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Sat

7/19

Indianapolis, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Sun

7/20

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tue

7/22

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

Wed

7/23

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri

7/25

Toronto, ON

Molson Amphitheatre

Sat

7/26

Pittsburgh, PA

First Niagara Pavilion

Sun

7/27

Hartford, CT

Xfinity Theatre

Tue

7/29

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Wed

7/30

Wantagh, NY

Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach

Fri

8/1

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat

8/2

Scranton, PA

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sun

8/3

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Tue

8/5

Atlanta, GA

Lakewood Amphitheatre

Thu

8/7

Oklahoma City, OK

OKC Downtown Airpark

Sat

8/9

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sun

8/10

The Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Louder Than Life Festival

Sat

10/4

Louisville, KY

Champions Park

 

For more information about KORN, visit:
www.korn.com 
www.facebook.com/korn 
www.twitter.com/korn 
www.youtube.com/kornchannel 
www.myspace.com/korn 


Purchase THE PARADIGM SHIFT now at:
iTunes Deluxe Explicithttp://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesDLX  
iTunes Standard Explicithttp://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesExpl 
Amazon.com Deluxehttp://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDDIx 
Amazon.com Standard Explicithttp://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDExpl 
Amazon.com LPhttp://smartulr.it/KornTPS_AmzLP 

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release
A Skeletal Domain; New Track Posted + Preorder Packages Now Available

Band To Kick Off Summer Tour As Part Of The Rockstar
Energy Drink Mayhem Festival


 

American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain.

 

Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it's a quantity of releases (not even counting VHS/DVD releases and EPs) and a wealth of material beyond which most bands could even fathom. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective - vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz -- approaches each recording session with a honed and precise vision of a band in their third decade of existence. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they've switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

 

Preparation for A Skeletal Domain did not vary significantly from previous efforts. "At the end of the day, we're still making a death metal record, no matter where it's being recorded," relays Webster. Mark Lewis offered a slightly different, modern recording approach, but the band stressed that they could not be more pleased with their previous albums with Rutan, and the door is most definitely open to work with him again in the future. Changing producers is something the band has historically done after every few albums, if only to not get too comfortable. CANNIBAL CORPSE also tried to step outside of their comfort zone when it came to songwriting and their musical performances. "Consistency is often confused with repetition. We are established with what we do as a band, and we could relax and not push ourselves, but we try to push the envelope. That's what makes this exciting," Webster adds. "Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it's not same-old same-old." Mark Lewis would concur with Webster's analysis and even goes a step further by claiming that "there are moments on this record that have never happened in musical history." CANNIBAL CORPSE have proven time and again that they have more fuel in their tank, more riffs in their minds, and more ways to describe gore than any single group of human beings could ever have hoped. The thirteenth album will prove to be as important a landmark in their career as just about any other. CANNIBAL CORPSE are consistency defined.


A
Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you'll witness the sonic trauma of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

 

A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:

1. High Velocity Impact Spatter

2. Sadistic Embodiment

3. Kill Or Become

4. A Skeletal Domain

5. Headlong Into Carnage

6. The Murderer's Pact

7. Funeral Cremation

8. Icepick Lobotomy

9. Vector Of Cruelty

10. Bloodstained Cement

11. Asphyxiate To Resuscitate

12. Hollowed Bodies

 

As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and many more. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across North America throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas. 
As an added bonus, CANNIBAL CORPSE will be doing daily signings at 3:00pm at their merch booth for the duration of the fest where Mayhem attendees can preorder A Skeletal Domain. Fans buy a limited edition laminate with a unique redemption code, redeemable online at metalblade.com and the record will ship to their door! Confirmed dates, including various one-off headlining shows, are listed below.

 

CANNIBAL CORPSE:

7/01/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
7/02/2014 Tricky Falls- El Paso, TX
7/05/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA *
7/06/2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA *
7/07/2014 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/08/2014 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA *
7/09/2014 Idaho Center Amphitheatre - Boise, ID *
7/11/2014 Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ *
7/12/2014 Isleta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque ,NM *
7/13/2014 The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/15/2014 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/16/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO *
7/17/2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI *
7/18/2014 Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/19/2014 Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN *
7/20/2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL *
7/22/2014 Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA *
7/23/2014 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga, NY *
7/24/2014 Legend Valley Concert Venue - Thornville, OH Gathering Of The Juggalos
7/25/2014 Molson Ampitheatre - Toronto, ON *
7/26/2014 First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA *
7/27/2014 Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT *
7/28/2014 Higher Ground South - Burlington, VT w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/29/2014 Darien Lake - Darien Center, NY *
7/31/2014 Sarland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/01/2014 Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ *
8/02/2014 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA *
8/03/2014 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA *
8/04/2014 Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/05/2014 Lakewood Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA *
8/06/2014 Memphis International Speedway - Memphis, TN *
8/07/2014 Downtown Air Park - Oklahoma City, OK *
8/08/2014 Jake's Sports Cafe - Lubbock, TX w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/09/2014 Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas ,TX *
8/10/2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodland, TX *

*2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Date

 

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery - Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band's collection, available everywhere this Fall!

 

"CANNIBAL CORPSE are the biggest death metal band in the world..." -- Metal Hammer UK

 

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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ACCEPT Debut "Stampede" Music Video


Metal Legends to Release New Album Blind Rage August 19

Exclusive Live Dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City Announced!
 
"viscerally thrilling...Accept does not base its music on the meditative impulse; instead it radiates activity and action." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
 

 

 

   Heavy Metal legends ACCEPT will release their new album Blind Rage on August 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The influential group's 14th studio album was produced by renowned audio engineer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Napalm Death, Opeth) and is the follow-up to 2012's "Stalingrad", which debuted at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was hailed as "brilliant" and a record that "the traditional metalhead will really cherish"  by Goldmine.

   The first single from Blind Rage
is the red hot album opener "Stampede". Today, ACCEPT premieres a video for the hard-charging track, filmed on location in the high desert of California at the Devil’s Punchbowl (a rock formation that looks like it’s from another world) with director Greg Aronowitz (Batman & Robin, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), the "Stampede" video features ACCEPT unleashing blistering heavy metal from the mountaintops against an absolutely amazing natural backdrop and wide-spanning horizon. Check out the thin air clip now at this location!

     "It’s a hard pounding thrash of a song with a riff that has a heart going back to “Fast as a Shark," says Emmy-Nominated production designer and director Dave Blass, who also worked on the out of the ordinary "Stampede" shoot. "Watching the new sun glint off of Wolf Hoffman’s custom silver Framus guitar as he launches into his solo 200 feet in the air above a nasty crevasse made it all worth it." 
WATCH: ACCEPT "Stampede" (YouTube)
 

 

 

 

 

     Blind Rage Track listing:

     1.) Stampede

     2.) Dying Breed   
     3.) Dark Side of My Heart
     
     4.) Fall of the Empire   
     5.) Trail of Tears   
     6.) Wanna Be Free
   
     7.) 200 Years      
     8.) Bloodbath Mastermind      
     9.) From the Ashes We Rise
   10.) The Curse
   11.) Final Journey 

 ACCEPT will promote Blind Rage with a European headlining tour which will kick off on September 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just prior to the Euro tour launch, the band will perform a series of exclusive U.S. live performances including shows in Las Vegas (Sept. 13) and NYC (Sept. 14) as well as a show at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA (Sept. 12) where ACCEPT will be joined by special guests Metal Church and Raven, for what promises to be the most metal of evenings. The just-announced Blind Rage celebratory gigs are as follows:
  
     ACCEPT U.S. tour dates:
  
     September 11    Solana Beach, CA   Belly Up Tavern (w/ Metal Church)
     September 12    Beverly Hills, CA     Saban Theatre (w/ Metal Church, Raven, tickets 
HERE)
     September 13    Las Vegas, NV        Count's Vamp'd (ACCEPT only)
     September 14    New York, NY         Gramercy Theatre (w/ Raven)
 
     Pre-order Blind Rage now at this location.
 
  In addition to Hoffman and Batles, ACCEPT features Hermann Frank (guitars), Stefan Schwarzmann (drums) and vocalist Mark Tornillo.

     Visit ACCEPT
 online at 
ACCEPTworldwide.com and follow the band on social media:

     
Facebook: ACCEPTtheBand
     Twitter: ACCEPTtheBand
     Youtube: ACCEPTtube
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HALCYON WAY Announce Conquer CD Release Party Details
 

   

NASHVILLE CD Release Party August 16th, 2014 at The Rutledge; ATLANTA CD Release Party August 23rd, 2014 at The 120 Tavern

 

Conquer Available August 19th in North America on Nightmare Records

And August 23rd in Europe via Massacre Records

Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers HALCYON WAY have announced their CD Release parties for August 16, 2014 in Nashville, TN, and August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.  The new album, Conquer, will be released on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records, and on August 23rd in Europe/Rest Of World via Massacre Records.

 

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented on the release parties: 

 

"I'm really looking forward to these release parties, last time we played with Killing Grace and Oblivion Myth in Nashville it was a sold out affair, so we're looking to repeat that.  Our hometown Atlanta date is going to be epic as well, with our good friends in Throatpunch, Void Of Reason, and old HW compatriots in Bishop Lake on the bill.  They're going to be killer shows!  We can't wait to unleash some of these new songs on you guys live."

 

A video for the song "Web of Lies" from the new album can be viewed HERE.

 

Tickets for the events can be purchased at www.halcyonway.com/tickets

 

HALCYON WAY was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album "A Manifesto For Domination" in 2008 (via Nightmare Records).  That was followed up by the critically acclaimed "Building The Towers" in 2010, and the sequel to that release, "IndoctriNation", was released in 2011.

 

The band toured relentlessly over the last few years, going out with Fozzy in the UK, Delain for a full European tour, and North American tours with U.D.O., Saxon, and Fates Warning. 

 

HALCYON WAY's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature song craft.  The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira.  The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King's X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.

 

Conquer Track Listing:

1. Conquer

2. Web Of Lies

3. Conceived In Torment

4. Home

5. World Comes Undone

6. Militant

7. Hatred Is My Cause

8. The Poisoned Apple

9. Save Your Tears

10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)

11. King Of Ruin

12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

 

HALCYON WAY:

http://www.halcyonway.com (Official Website)

http://www.twitter.com/halcyonway (Twitter)

http://www.facebook.com/halcyonway (Facebook)

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DEVILDRIVER Premieres Lyric Video For "Gutted" on Loudwire

   

Finishing North American Tour This Week

DEVILDRIVER are in the home stretch of their current North American tour supporting the band's latest release Winter Kills.  The band has 3 more shows left including stops tomorrow in El Paso, TX, Thursday the 26th in Farmington, NM and will wrap things up Friday June 27th in Tucson, AZ.

 

Today DEVILDRIVER presents another lyric video featuring a song from the critically acclaimed Winter Kills.  Check out the premiere of the new lyric video for "Gutted" courtesy of Loudwire HERE.

 

DEVILDRIVER released their sixth studio album Winter Kills in August 2013 via Napalm Records.   Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band's best chart numbers to date.  In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band's highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart.   Winter Kills is available on iTunes. The album can also be ordered on Amazon 

 

One of the standout tracks on Winter Kills was the band's groundbreaking cover of the AWOLNATION hit single "Sail".  The song has become a staple of the band's live set as well as a fan favorite.  "Sail" has also been receiving heavy airplay on Sirius XM's "Octane".  A lyric video for the song can be viewed HERE.

 

DEVILDRIVER w/ Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy and Rivers of Nihil:

6/25: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

6/26: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

6/27: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock (No Rivers of Nihil)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.devildriver.com

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial

http://www.napalmrecords.com

https://twitter.com/evilriver

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ALLEGAEON "Elements of the Infinite" Available Today!

Band Post New Play Through Video for "Dyson Sphere"

 

"Seriously potent melodic death metal tunes with consistent catchiness and definite headbanagability"

-Decibel Magazine-

 

"The perfect microcosm of everything there is to love: expertly crafted arrangements, orchestrations composed by guitarist Greg Burgess and Joe Ferris (among a whole bevy of neo-classical elements), RIFFS, epic guitar solos and hooks."

-Metal Sucks-

 

"The best record of their career so far"

-About.com-

 

"This is a new, cutting-edge kind of death (metal); aggressive yet accessible, technical yet memorable, menacing yet endearing."

-Metal Underground-

ALLEGAEON's new album "Elements of the Infinite" has been released today in North America on Metal Blade Records.  The album is available for order in special bundle packages at http://www..metalblade.com/allegaeon.  It is also currently the #3 album on the iTunes Metal Chart!

 

Today the band has released a play-through video for the song "Dyson Sphere".   Get an exclusive look at the video HERE.

 

ALLEGAEON's video for the son "Our Cosmic Casket" can be streamed HERE.  Their video for the song "1.618" can be viewed HERE.

 

In support of their new album "Elements of the Infinite" ALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour".  The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.

 

To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade created a series of Lyric description/audio teasers for each song from "Elements of the Infinite."  Each brief segment features a clip of music from each song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. All of the segments are available via the band's official facebook page and instagram account: facebook.com/allegaeon | instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

"Elements of the Infinite" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero's work has been more prominent in the last few years - some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero's efforts here, along with the band's new material, has led to ALLEGAEON's most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).

 

ALLEGAEON W/Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning:

8/5: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

8/6: Spring Lake Park, MN @ Pov

8/7: Peoria, IL @ Rail II

8/8: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

8/9: Lansing, MI @ The Loft

8/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory

8/11: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

8/12: Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock

8/13: Denver, CO @ Maruqis Theater

8/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

8/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

8/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

8/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop

8/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly

8/20: Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go

8/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma-Sidestage

8/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

8/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

8/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron

8/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (basement)

8/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

8/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

8/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees

8/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

 

ALLEGAEON Lineup:    
Ezra Haynes - Vocals
Michael Stancel - Guitar
Greg Burgess - Guitar
Corey Archuleta - Bass
Brandon Park - Drums


Follow ALLEGAEON on-line:    

http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
 
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON    

http://twitter.com/allegaeon   

http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial
 
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CRADLE OF FILTH: Decibel Streams Total Fucking Darkness In Its Entirety
 In-Depth Interview With Dani Filth Posted

 

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Total Fucking Darkness, the third demo from UK extreme metal miscreants, CRADLE OF FILTH, in its entirety!

 

Dubbed "a face-ripping kick in the ass," by Metal Injection, "the rawest version of the band you are going to find," by Stereokiller and praised for being, "as effective today as it was back when it was written," by New Noise, the grim revival of Total Fucking Darkness was directed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder, Frater Nihil, who first signed CRADLE OF FILTH, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the now-iconic release along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years. Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the assistance of engineer Tim Turan, Total Fucking Darkness comes available as a digipak CD and double gatefold LP via Mordgrimm.

 

In honor of its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming the CD edition of Total Fucking Darkness in full alongside an interview with Dani Filth who talks in-depth about his earliest COF memories, vampires, family life, the infamous "Jesus Is A Cunt" shirt and more.  

 

Get filthy RIGHT HERE.

 

The deluxe LP version of Total Fucking Darkness (which includes two instrumentals not found on the CD) is housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings featuring the perverse visions of Radio 1 presenter and occult artist, Daniel Carter, with the first pressing available in three two-color, 180-gram vinyl variants limited to 222 copies each: orange/black, blue/grey and grey/black. Each copy includes a limited edition booklet with a foreword by Dani Filth and never-before-seen photos from the band archives. Order yours TODAY via Mordgrimm at THIS LOCATION. A retail version on blue vinyl with insert, and a digipak CD, will be available from Amazon and other outlets.

 

"...this is a fantastic package, finely presented and a thorough compilation of material that a lot of recent newcomers to the band may not have heard. This is something that should be of interest to the diehard fan and the casual listener. A chance to look back at the beginnings of a band that went on to become one of the biggest names on both gothic and extreme metal circles. 8.5/10" - This Is Not A Scene

 

"...the perfect gateway drug for younger CRADLE OF FILTH fans to start experimenting with more extreme forms of music." - Metal Injection

 

"...a worthy reminder of where CRADLE came from and how important they are." - Ghost Cult

 

 

http://www.mordgrimm.eu
http://www.facebook.com/Mordgrimm
http://www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth

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ANTI-MORTEM to Support BUTCHER BABIES on Upcoming Fall U.S. Tour

 

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Southern hard rockers ANTI-MORTEM are pleased to announce their upcoming tour – supporting Butcher Babies in the U.S. this fall! The tour begins on September 27th in Scottsdale, AZ and travels across the states until coming to a close in Las Vegas, NV on October 23rd. This tour begins two months after the band’s run with Machine Head this summer, ending in late July, and under two weeks after the band’s stop at Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival in Sacramento, CA. See below for all current tour dates.

 

In a collective statement, the band says, “Hey world! We're super excited to be touring the U.S. with the Butcher Babies. It's a huge privilege and amazing to go out with such a great act. We're gonna kick some ass with these badass guys (and ladies) and burn some faces. Get ready America!”

 

 

ANTI-MORTEM Tour Dates w/ Machine Head

7/8 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

7/10 Salt Lake City @ The Complex

7/11 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

7/13 Billings, MT @ Carlin Events Center

7/14 Minot, ND @ The Original

7/15 Fargo, ND @ The Venue

7/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

7/18 Toledo, OH @ Mainstreet

7/21 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

7/23 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s

7/25 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

 MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK

9/13 Sacramento, CA @ Discovery Park


w/ Butcher Babies

9/27 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

9/28 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

9/30 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

10/01 Joilet, IL @ Mojoes

10/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

10/04 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

10/05 Louisville, KY @ Champions Park ***Larger Than Life Festival

10/07 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

10/08 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (upstairs)

10/10 New York, NY @ Santos Party House

10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9ne

10/12 West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/16 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/17 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

10/18 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

10/19 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom

10/21 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/22 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre

10/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar

 

 

ANTI-MORTEM with Butcher Babies - Low Res Admat

 

 

ANTI-MOREM's brand new album, New Southern, debuted at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers in its first week of release. The album was also the second highest-selling album in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City – outselling every album in the country aside for the Frozen Soundtrack in its debut week! 

 

Make sure to order your copy of New Southern here: http://bit.ly/1hPIBT7

New Southern is produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE)

 

For more on ANTI-MORTEM, check out:

100% Pure American Rage- http://vevo.ly/kjWBVz
Stagnant Water http://youtu.be/dnqz2u5qBB8
Words Of Wisdom” (lyrics) - http://youtu.be/5sZXVP3H04E
“Hate Automatic” (acoustic) - http://youtu.be/y-KUBIITPHA       
“Truck Stop Special” (acoustic) -
http://youtu.be/xooedVqxm-Y              
“John The Revelator” (acoustic) -
http://youtu.be/35Wm15f8_sE             

 

Purchase the “100% Pure American Rage” single on iTunes: http://georiot.co/AntiMortemAmericanRage

 

ABOUT ANTI-MORTEM:

What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they've learned from.  Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band's roots and upbringing.


ANTI-MORTEM are:

Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo
– Guitar
Zain Smith
– Guitar 
Corey Henderson
 Bass
Levi Dickerson –  Drums

Visit ANTI-MORTEM online at www.ANTI-MORTEM.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
Follow: twitter.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
Watch:
www.youtube.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA

 

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SCION TO PRESENT SLAYER'S FALL 2014 U.S. TOUR
A Merciless, Head-banging Onslaught That Will Feature
Special Guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus

LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, June 23, 2014 - When Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out and fans experienced a night of some of the best metal on the planet.  With reviews like "the best show in years that I've been blessed to witness," "a metalhead's dream come true," and "...an onslaught of heart-pounding tunes during an evening full of awesome head banging action," how could this trinity of thrash legends not join up again for a full-on road trip?  So, with Scion proudly presenting, Slayer - Kerry King/guitars, Tom Araya/bass'vocals, drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt - with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, will hit the road this fall, kicking off November 12 in Oakland, CA, playing through to December. 5 in Detroit, MI.  The confirmed itinerary is below.
Slayer fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 10AM (local time) and ends on Thursday, June 26 at 5:00PM (local time).  Fan club members will receive an email with instructions for ticket purchasing.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM (local time) - log onto www.slayer.net for all ticket purchasing details.  

Said Slayer's Tom Araya, "We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with Suicidal and Exodus.  Fucking intense. See you in the fall."
Added Mike Muir, Suicidal Tendencies' vocalist, "Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus, for only six shows?  They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn't be enough.  Now's your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about.  ST definitely can't wait 'til November to do it all again!"

"This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions," added Exodus vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza who has just rejoined the band.  "For my first tour back with Exodus, I'm beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I'm also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour."-

Confirmed dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15   Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18   ACL Live, Austin, TX
19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25   The Armory, Albany, NY
26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER
 2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
 4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
 5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI


ABOUT SLAYER:
The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is "one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre."  Their membership in "The Big Four" - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre - secures their place in music history.  Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society - God's terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer's founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  Paul Bostaph, Slayer's drummer from 1992 to 2001, rejoined the band on a full-time basis in 2013.  Slayer recently formed its own label imprint that will be distributed worldwide through Nuclear Blast, and plans to release a new album in early 2015.

ABOUT SUICIDAL TENDENCIES:
In 1982, before Suicidal Tendencies had ever released any music, readers of the legendary Flipside fanzine voted ST "Worst band and Biggest Assholes."  When ST released its self titled album a year later, they took out a full page ad thanking everyone that voted for them and in bold letters said, "You'll be sorry!" 
 The next year Flipside put ST on the cover with the print, "Love them or hate them, they are not going away," after readers voted them "Best Band, Best new Band and Best record."
 Over the years, many controversies have surrounded the band, including being banned from playing their hometown of LA, and Tipper Gore from the PMRC trying attack the band. 
 To this day, whether it's a skater, punk, metalhead, thrasher, alternative, crossover, you'll see the ST flip hats and shirts all around the world with ST festivals as far away as Indonesia and South Korea, and touring many major festivals in Europe, South America and Asia. 
 Thirty years later, after several gold records and Grammy nominations, and world wide touring, ST is still loved and hated....and they don't give a f**k. 
 As lead singer Mike Muir said, "We're not hear to play what you like, we're hear to play what we like, hopefully you'll like it as much as we do, but Suicidal is not for everyone, so if you don't, we ain't losing any sleep over it."
 Now in 2014, Suicidal is still not going way, as the classic ST song say, "You can't bring me down"!

ABOUT EXODUS:
With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band's 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album's title track. Formed in 1980, the band's original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve "Zetro" Zousa on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legendsSlayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released ten studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent releaseExhibit B: The Human Conditiondebuted within the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010. EXODUS will release a new Andy Sneap-produced full-length album in Fall 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
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“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS”
CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER “KAMP”

UPCOMING KAMPS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 21 IN IOWA
AND FRIDAY, JULY 18 IN COLORADO


Ted and Shemane Nugent at “Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids” in 2013.

25 years ago multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT set out on a selfless mission to get kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods and in touch with the natural healing powers of the wild. The goal of the Kamp is to teach a child morals and ethics, and their role as caring humans that manage and respect the wildlife around us. From this desire to help others, the “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” was founded.

“I started our Kamp in 1989 with a simple goal—to introduce kids to the great outdoors,” says NUGENT. “I made a promise to Fred Bear before he passed away that I would get kids involved. And here we are 25 years later.”

A recent Kamp session sold out in just six hours. Parents stayed up until midnight to begin registering their children online and by 6am on the first day, all 100 slots were gone. And the waiting list is almost as large.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tim Moran of the Papillion, Nebraska Parks & Recreation. “We always start taking calls from parents literally months before registration—which is literally months before the actual event.  By far, the Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids is one of the most sought-after programs, by both parents and kids, of any youth event we’re involved with.”

All spaces for this weekend’s Kamp at Arrowhead Lake near Neola, IA are already reserved but there are still a limited amount of openings for the July 18 Kamp at Quail Mountain Recreation Area near Twin Lakes, CO. For more info, visit www.tednugent.com/about/involvement/kamp-for-kids/2013-details.

Kamp sessions are outdoor class-format adventure. Each child--ages 11 to 15--is taught proper archery shooting skills, learns hunter’s safety and ethics, survival skills, and participates in hands-on nature studies and a nature walk. TED makes it a point to personally attend as many Kamp sessions as possible. “While my schedule does not permit me to attend all of the events, I take this stuff very personally. Our Kamp for Kids matters. It changes young lives for the better,” he says. In addition to providing hands on instruction, NUGENT also performs a campfire rendition of his popular hunt songs, and talks to Kampers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” is a 100% volunteer 501C3 non-profit corporation and is operated by qualified families and individuals who deeply care about children and their futures. Every child is treated with love, affection and spiritual guidance by our dedicated volunteers. Lessons in resource stewardship, individual accountability, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, Hunter Safety and law, International Bow Education (IBEP) and basic lessons in life are driven home in an open, honest, caring setting in the wild.

“I’m not interested in plaques, praise, banquets or awards. I’m only interested in results,” states NUGENT. “I get all the rocket fuel motivation I need to keep moving forward when a smiling young kid comes up to me at Kamp and says he or she can’t wait to go fishing or hunting.”

In addition to his work on “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS,” TED will be busy this summer promoting his first full-length album in seven years, SHUTUP&JAM!, out July 8 on Frontiers Records. The collection is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. The Motor City Madman is also hitting the road for a headlining tour in support of the release, kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX. Dates and ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.

 


Recent Kamper at  “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS.”

For more information, visit:

www.tednugent.com
www.facebook.com/tednugent
www.twitter.com/tednugent

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BATTLECROSS: Thrash Metal Battalion Confirms Summer Headlining Tour

   

 

American thrash metal battalion, BATTLECROSS, has confirmed a short run of Summer headlining dates with Canada's Wacken Battle winners, Crimson Shadows, and New York's IKILLYA. Set to commence on July 23rd in Columbus, Ohio, the short but ravaging trek will topple fourteen cities followed by an appearance at Michigan's Dirt Fest as well as additional tour dates supporting Killswitch Engage.

Comments guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala, "We're excited to announce our first headlining run in quite a while. It's short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this Summer. We are stoked to have our Canadian brothers, Crimson Shadows, joining us. We did a short run with those guys earlier this year and they're a great live band and have an awesome record coming out next Fall."

After two busy Summers on the 2012 Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Metallica's Orion Festival, BATTLECROSS looks forward to some downtime prior to their South American run with Killswitch Engage when they'll begin to compose the follow up to their Metal Blade-released War Of Will full-length. Dubbed "one hell of a modern day thrash album," by Headbangorgtfo.com, War Of Wall debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers chart. BATTLECROSS is currently traversing Europe on a series of festival appearances including Download Festival and the Graspop Metal Meeting, plus club shows with Huntress and Lacuna Coil.

 

Guitarist Tony Asta says, "The past year has been very inspiring for the band and our attitude towards the writing process this time around is more confident and driven. I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album number three will be a serious contender in 2015 and a defining BATTLECROSS record."

BATTLECROSS
w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA
7/23/2014 The Basement - Columbus, OH
7/25/2014 Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
7/26/2014 The Bonnie Kate - Elizabethton, TN
7/27/2014 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie's Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners - London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
End Tour
8/08/2014 Expo 5 - Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest - Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin's - Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage

 

"A breath of fresh air for the thrash genre, this band has a genuinely aggressive and unique sound of their own. Coupling excellent In Flames-esque melodies with top quality shredding and riffs, BATTLECROSS have produced a real winner with War Of Will." - Kill Your Stereo

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross 

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A BREACH OF SILENCE release new video clip for 'Blind' featuring live footage & stills from recent Australian tour w/ Adept

 

 

A BREACH OF SILENCE have released a new video clip for the song Blind, which is taken from their 2013 debut album Dead or Alive. The video consists of live footage and still photos taken of the band while on their recent Australian tours with Adept and Born of Osiris. The video clip may be viewed at this location.

A BREACH OF SILENCE are currently wrapping up final mixes and mastering of their sophomore album The Darkest Road. The band recorded at Acolyte Studios in Brisbane, Australia. Once again, they brought veteran Swedish producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, Opeth) to sit at the helm while recoding the new material. The album is currently being mastered at Studio Fredman in Sweden and will be released sometime this Fall of 2014.

A BREACH OF SILENCE released their debut full-length album entitled Dead or Alive, in October of 2013 through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Bobaflex, Our Last Enemy). The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd, and the band just recently released their groundbreaking “first-person shooter music video” for the song Night Rider. The band is known for their unique mix of modern metalcore and power-metal vocal breakdowns which many of their fans refer to as ‘Powercore’. 

A BREACH OF SILENCE is:
Mat Cosgrove (guitar), Blair Layt (bass/vocals), Rhys Flannery (vocals), Kerrod Dablestein (guitar), and Andrew Cotterell (drums).

For more information on A BREACH OF SILENCE, please visit these websites:
www.EclipseRecords.com/A-Breach-Of-Silence     www.Facebook.com/abreachofsilenceband     www.Twitter.com/breachofsilence 

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RX BANDITS ANNOUNCE JULY 22 RELEASE FOR GEMINI, HER MAJESTY

BAND TO KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH THE DEAR HUNTER JULY 11 SHOW AT THE STATE THEATRE IN ST. PETERSBURG, FL 

June 17, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) -- Orange County, CA-based metamorphic rock group RX BANDITS have announced a July 22nd release date for their seventh and much-anticipated new studio album, GEMINI, HER MAJESTY (Mash Down Babylon/INgrooves). The album is available for pre-order at pledgemusic.com/RxBandits and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gemini-her-majesty/id888449585?ls=1, with “Stargazer” as the instant grat track.

Produced by Jason Cupp (Maps & Atlases, Birthmark) and recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Sonoma County, CA, GEMINI, HER MAJESTY  is the follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed release, Mandala.

"In the past, our aim was to bridge the gap between our recorded music and our live performance," says vocalist/guitarist Matt Embree. "But this time around we really didn't ever consider that. We almost willingly ignored it. It was really nice to make a record that we didn't apply live performance constraints to. That said, now we're going to have the hefty task of figuring out how we want to arrange and play these new songs live. We love the challenge."

Over the course of the past 19 years (yes, 2015 will be their 20-year anniversary), RX Bandits have managed to stay light years ahead of the pack by taking a genre-blurring approach to songwriting. Their adventurous style of play gives them a unique sense of flexibility, one that allows them to seamlessly fit anywhere and everywhere, from the main stage at Bonnaroo and Coachella to Bamboozle and Reading. Their songs have been featured in video games (Guitar Hero, Rock Band), used as the backdrop for ESPN's X Games and continues to be religion for their legion of diehard fans around the world.

On July 11th, the band (Embree, keyboardist Steve Choi, bassist Joseph Troy and drummer Chris Tsagakis) will kick off their headlining tour of North America with a show at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL. The tour, which includes co-headliner The Dear Hunter, will see RX Bandits playing a mix of new material and classic tracks.

RX BANDITS ON TOUR w/ THE DEAR HUNTER

Date                           City                                        Venue

July 11                       St. Petersburg, FL               State Theatre

July 12                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL              Culture Room

July 13                       Jacksonville, FL                   Underbelly

July 14                       Orlando, FL                          The Beacham

July 16                       Atlanta, GA                          Center Stage

July 17                       Raleigh, NC                           Lincoln Theater

July 18                       Springfield, VA                    Empire

July 19                       Silver Spring, MD               The Fillmore

July 20                       Philadelphia, PA                 Union Transfer

July 22                       New York, NY                      Best Buy Theater

July 23                       Boston, MA                          House of Blues

July 25                       Millvale, PA                          Mr. Smalls Theater

July 26                       Detroit, MI                           St. Andrews Hall

July 27                       Columbus, OH                     Newport Music Hall

July 28                       Cleveland, OH                     Agora Ballroom

July 30                       Milwaukee, WI                   The Rave

Aug 1                         Denver, CO                          The Summit Music Hall

Aug 2                         Salt Lake City, UT                Club Sound

Aug 4                         Seattle, WA                          Neumo's

Aug 5                         Portland, OR                        Hawthorne Theatre

Aug 7                         San Francisco, CA               The Fillmore

Aug 8                         Los Angeles, CA                   The Fonda Theatre

Aug 10                       San Diego, CA                      House of Blues

Aug 11                       Santa Ana, CA                     The Observatory

Aug 13                       Phoenix, AZ                          The Crescent Ballroom

Aug 15                       Austin, TX                             Emo's East

Aug 16                       Dallas, TX                              Gas Monkey

Aug 17                       Houston, TX                         The Studio @ Warehouse Live

   

www.rxbanditsofficial.com

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Municipal Waste Guitarist Launches Second Half Of Living Fast Episode Two;
 Bonus Video Tribute To Alice Cooper Available + Official Website Launched
 
 

 

The sequel to the European edition of Living Fast, the heavy metal talk show created by Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste/Volture/BAT), is now available for your viewing pleasures!

 

The second episode, divided into two parts, takes place during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste's heavy metal band, Volture. Part two offers up a great deal more on-the-road antics where Waste visits with Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) at Beat Bop Records, his second-hand vinyl shop located in the heart of Copenhagen. They also dub plenty more "Headbangers Of The Month" as they travel through Italy, Germany, Czech Republic and Finland. The episode includes other surprise segments as well as a bonus music video tribute to Alice Cooper from the same tour.

 

View part two of episode two at THIS LOCATION.

 

In related news, Living Fast is now a written column in Iron Fist, the UK's premier underground metal magazine. Check out issue ten to read Ryan's debut piece, available HERE. And don't forget to check out the official, newly-launched Living Fast website HERE to catch up on all the heavy metal mania!

 

http://www.living-fast.com

http://www.facebook.com/ryanwastelivingfast
http://www.youtube.com/user/livingfastvideocast
http://www.twitter.com/ryanwaste
http://www.facebook.com/imovstudios

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
UNLEASH FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK
WORLD ON FIRE
TO RADIO TODAY, FRIDAY THE 13th 

SONG AVAILABLE ON iTUNES TODAY HERE

NEW ALBUM
WORLD ON FIRE
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16

 

 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group have revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

7/9

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Thu

7/10

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

Fri

7/11

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

Sun

7/13

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

Wed

7/16

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

7/20

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

Tue

7/22

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Fri

7/25

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

7/26

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

Wed

7/30

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

8/1

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

Sat

8/2

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Fri

8/8

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

Wed

8/13

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

8/15

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

Sat

8/16

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

Tue

8/19

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Fri

8/22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Mon

8/25

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Thu

8/28

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

8/29

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sun

8/31

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Wed

9/3

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Sat

9/6

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Tue

9/9

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri

9/12

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014.  www.slashonline.com.

 

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: 

http://slashonline.com
https://twitter.com/#!/slash
https://www.facebook.com/Slash
http://www.youtube.com/slash 

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JOHN 5 REVEALS COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT HIS NEW STUDIO ALBUM

‘CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE’

RELEASED DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 12th THROUGH 60 CYCLE HUM

The First Single “This Is My Rifle” Released June 17th

 

From the darkest corners of the twisted mind and imagination of guitarist John 5, comes his new masterpiece Careful With That Axe, the follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed God Told Me To. Released digitally on August 12, 2014, through 60 Cycle Hum, Careful With That Axe is John 5’s eighth solo album and features Rodger Carter on drums and Matt Bissonette on bass.

The album’s first single, entitled “This Is My Rifle,” will be digitally released on June 17th. Pre-orders for both the single and Careful With That Axe are up now at all online participants.    

As main axe wielder for Rob Zombie, John 5 obsessively keeps himself busy both on and off the road, incessantly writing, recording, filming and creating. Recorded at The Doghouse Studios in Los Angeles in between tour legs, Careful With That Axe was produced by John 5, along with Rodger Carter, and illustrates his musical growth and talents as a guitar player and composer. Carter and Bissonette are in perfect sync, masterfully laying down the musical dreamscape with technical precision. Packed with rapid-fire, machine-gun riffs and musical crescendos, all intertwined with blistering fast six string assaults and an eerie sense of melody, John 5 leads you on a macabre journey through the twisted minds of a different brand of ax wielders. With compositions such as “Portrait of Sidney Sloan,” “The Dream Slayer” and “Flight Of The Vulcan Kelly,” John’s draws you in with lightning fast leads, completely redefining the term “shredding.”

Not to be pigeonholed into any one particular style, Careful With That Axe also showcases John 5’s talents and versatility as a guitar virtuoso and musician. From his flawless finger picking technique on the Latin flavored “El Cucuy” and his fast, intricate guitar-work on the classic Jerry Reed covers “Jerry’s Breakdown” and “Jiffy Jam,” banjo included, to anthemic “Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers In Hell,” John 5 gracefully weaves in and out of many different styles ranging from metal and rock, to bluegrass, country & western and flamenco, all harmoniously coming together for his magnum opus Careful With That Axe.

John 5 hits the road with Rob Zombie this June in support of Rob Zombie’s 2013 release Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe). Rob Zombie’s first concert film The Zombie Horror Picture Show (Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe) DVD, featuring John 5, was released May 19 on Blu-ray, DVD and longform digital video.

TRACK-LISTING - Careful With That Axe

1. We Need To Have A Talk About John

2. This Is My Rifle

3. Flight Of The Vulcan Kelly  

4. Jerry's Breakdown

5. Villisca

6. Portrait Of Sidney Sloan  

7. Jiffy Jam

8. Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers In Hell

9. El Cucuy

10. The Dream Slayer  

John 5’s current European and U.S. tour dates with Rob Zombie are as follows:

6/17                Prague, Czech Republic                Incheba Open Air

6/20                Clisson, France                                Hellfest

6/22                Barcelona, Spain                             St. Jordi Club

6/23                Madrid, Spain                                   La Riviera

6/26                Rome, Italy                                        Ippodromo Capannelle

6/27                Milan, Italy                                         Ippodromo Del Galoppo Open Air

6/28                ZH, Switzerland                               Eishalle Wetzikon

6/29                Dessel, Belgium                               Stenehei

7/1                   Utrecht, Netherlands                       Tivoli Vredenburg

7/2                   Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg      Rockhal

7/4                   Roskilde, Denmark                          Darupvej

7/5                   Saxony, Germany                            Roitzschjora Airport

U.S. DATES

7/17                Oshkoch, WI                                     Rock USA

7/18                Clive. IA                                             7 Flags Event Center

7/19                Grayslake, IL                                     Fuel Arena

7/20                Cadcott, WI                                        Rock Fest

9/8                   Portland, OR                                     Roseland Theatre

9/9                   Eugene, OR                                      Cuthbert Amphitheatre

9/11                Post Falls, ID                                                Greyhound Park

9/12                Auburn, WA                                      White River Amphitheatre

9/13                Central Point, OR                            Lithia Motors Amphitheatre

9/14                Sacramento, CA                               Discovery Park

9/16                San Jose, CA                                   City National Civic

9/17                Paso Robles, CA                             Vina Robles Amphitheatre

9/19                Scottsdale, CA                                  Westworld

9/21                Lubbock, TX                                      Lonestar Amphitheatre

9/23                Tulsa, OK                                          Brady Theatre

9/24                Council Bluffs, IA                            Mid America Rec. Center

9/27                Saginaw, MI                                      FirstMerit Bank Event Park

 

For more information go to:

http://john-5.com

https://www.facebook.com/John5official?fref=ts

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LIKE A STORM to play Dirt Fest with
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, POWERMAN 5000 and more. 

New Zealand hard rockers Like A Storm are confirmed to play this year’s Dirt Fest, one of Michigan’s most popular festivals. Hosted by Banana 101.5, the 16th annual Dirt Fest will take place at the Birch Run Expo Center on August 9th. 

In a recently released article, festival owner and organizer Matt Dalton expressed that "For Dirt Fest 2014 we wanted to make the lineup something different and special," You don’t get much different or more special than three brothers all the way from Auckland, New Zealand rocking out a midwest North American stage with a didgeridoo! Their latest attention grabbing single, “Love The Way You Hate Me” skyrocketed to the number 1 spot in their home country before catapulting across the North American sea and airwaves into the number 1 spot on satellite giant SiriusXM Octane for five straight weeksLike A Storm is the first New Zealand based band ever to break the top 40 and right now the single is at #34 and climbing.  

With an unforgettable stage show and a dulcet combination of crushing baritone guitar riffs, ambient textures and triple vocal attack; Like A Storm will sweeten the lineup kiwi style this year at Dirt Fest 2014. 

General admission and V.I.P. tickets are currently available. V.I.P. ticketholders gain early entrance to the festival, access to a special bar area where the bands will spend time, special restrooms, raised seating and an event t-shirt. For tickets, a look at the full lineup and more visit dirtfest.com.

Since their debut album, The End of the Beginning  in 2009, Like A Storm continues to build a compelling musical catalogue. Five years of relentless touring has seen them share North American stages with rock giants Creed, Korn, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and many others rightfully earning them a reputation as one of rock's hardest working bands. Originally formed a world away in Auckland, New Zealand; Like A Storm will continue hitting the road in support of their forthcoming sophomore effort, due out later this year. See below for a list of current tour dates and stay tuned to www.facebook.com/likeastormofficial for more information. 

Like A Storm tour dates: 

June

13: Winston Salem, ND: Ziggy’s

14:  Winston Salem, ND: Ziggys By The Water

16: Newton, NJ: Newton Theater

17:  Washington, DC: Howard Theatre

19: Parkersburg, WV: Radio drop-in

20: Parkersburg, WV: Six-Pence Pub and Eatery: Radio Show

21: Fredericksburg, VA: Operation Rockfest

August

03: Louisville, KY: Mercury Ballroom 

04: Indianapolis, IN: Vogue Theater 

06: Wichita, KS: The Cotillion Ballroom 

09: Dirt Fest: Birch Run, MI

23: Rise Festival: Bismarck, ND

more dates soon to be announced! 

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ILL NIÑO RELEASE ALBUM TITLE, ARTWORK, NEW SINGLE

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Back and better than ever, ILL NIÑO have returned with their third album on Victory Records, Till Death, La Familia. Set for release on July 22nd, Till Death, La Familia is an 11-track collection of ILL NIÑO’s most daring, Latin-infused heavy metal songs to date. Produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by Dave Chavarri and ILL NIÑO, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura), this album is everything fans have come to expect and much more.

Drummer, Chavarri, comments, “ILL NIÑO’s Till Death, La Familia is by far the most modern, brutal, and memorable release since our debut release Revolution, Revolución.”


Listen to the single “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”.

Pre-order packages for Till Death, La Familia are now available at VictoryMerch.com. Every pre-order for Till Death, La Familia will receive an instant download of “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” and will automatically be entered to win an ESP guitar autographed by ILL NIÑO.

Don’t miss ILL NIÑO performing all summer on the Victory Records Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.


View a full list of ILL NIÑO tour dates.

Till Death, La Familia will be in-stores and available everywhere digitally on July 22nd, 2014.

For Additional ILL NIÑO Information:
http://www.victoryrecords.com/illnino
https://www.facebook.com/Officialillnino
“Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” Song Stream
“Forgive Me Father” Music Video

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EYES SET TO KILL announce COLDCOCK WHISKEY sponsored 'MASKS TOUR'
Dates with The Relapse Symphony, Close To Home,
(hed)p.e., Powerman 5000

 

 

EYES SET TO KILL have announced their next run of shows in support of their current album 'MASKS' that was released in the fall of last year. The band has been on the road ever since and has no intention of slowing down. This run will be sponsored by COLDCOCK WHISKEY and will start in Fairplay, CO at the Southpark Camping & Music Festival featuring SLIGHTLY STOOPID, MATISYAHU & TECH N9NE.

 

EYES SET TO KILL released the single "Infected" from MASKS earlier this year. You can check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RClsgg6W4YY

 

TOUR DATES:

7-3-14 - Fairplay, CO - South Park Music Festival

7-7-14 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

7-8-14 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock

7-9-14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-10-14 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Chameleon Room - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-11-14 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-12-14 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-13-14 - Dallas, TX - Trees - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-15-14 - Destin, FL - Club LA - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-16-14 - Orlando, FL - Bombshell's Tavern - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-17-14 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-18-14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-19-14 - Jacksonville, FL - Aqua In The Roc - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-20-14 - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

7-22-14 - Beckley, WV - Muncheez - w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red 

8-2-14 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky

8-3-14 - Yuma, AZ - Jefe's Venue

8-5-14 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard

8-7-14 - Sauget, IL - POPS

8-8-14 - Newport, KY - Thompson House - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-9-14 - Birch Run, MI - Dirtfest

8-10-14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache @ The Intersection

8-12-14 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-13-14 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-14-14 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-15-14 - Hartford, CT - The Webster - Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.

8-16-14 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium - Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.

8-17-14 - Portland, OR - The Asylum - Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.

8-19-14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-21-14 - Lansing, MI - The Loft - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-22-14 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

8-23-14 - Denver, CO - Marquis - The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

 

EYES SET TO KILL online:
https://www.facebook.com/eyessettokill
https://twitter.com/eyessettokill

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GOATWHORE Wages War With "Schadenfreude," Now Playing Exclusively At Loudwire;
Release Of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Draws Near

 

 

With the release of their hugely anticipated new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, now less than one month away, New Orleans devious metal merchants, GOATWHORE, unleash all out Hell with "Schadenfreude," currently corrupting the airwaves of mega music portal, Loudwire.

 

Literally meaning the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, ninth cut, "Schadenfreude," is at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Notes vocalist Ben Falgoust of the debaucherous hymn: "This song represents the downward spiral of man at his most vile. The seething element of satisfaction when others around fail and fall, then the gratitude that this sick rejoicing has accomplished in the overall end."

 

Adds Loudwire: "'Schadenfreude' is a classic take-no-prisoners, leave-no-survivors type of GOATWHORE track. The band's black metal influence is at the forefront of 'Schadenfreude,' as guitarist Sammy Duet builds a dark atmosphere with his open chords and sinister progressions, while vocalist Ben Falgoust explores his full guttural range throughout the track."

 

Feel the wrath of "Schadenfreude," now playing at Loudwire

 

And if you missed it, take in the lurid ungodliness of GOATWHORE's "FBS" lyric video HERE, where you'll also find an assortment of killer preorder bundles available   

for your purchasing pleasures.

 

On Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, GOATWHORE spews their unadulterated, subterranean metal as channeled through the historic likes of Motörhead and Bathory, with the insatiable hunger of a pack of wild boars. Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with sound savior, Erik Rutan at the control desk, the record serves as their first studio output to be tracked to two-inch tape. A more challenging approach that demands performance over pro-tooled perfection and leaving little room for error, the ten-track, thirty-seven-minute recording is GOATWHORE's most accomplished, sonically consuming manifestation to date, its warm, organic production harnessing the dense, apocalyptic war-ready tone and energy of their live performance in a way previous releases have not.

 

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless will make its final descent upon North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The record comes in conjunction with the band's Summer-long live infiltration which includes a short run of headlining takeovers scheduled to commence on July 5th before kicking off this year's edition of The Summer Slaughter tour alongside death metal icons Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and more! Additionally, GOATWHORE will make a special appearance at this year's Gwar B-Q on August 16th.

 

GOATWHORE:
7/05/2014 Southport Hall - Jefferson, LA
7/06/2014 The Levee - Longview, TX
7/07/2014 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
7/08/2014 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK

7/15/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA*
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater - Phoenix, AZ

7/21/2014 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit - Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. - Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International - Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
End Tour
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA

*recently added

 

Stay tuned for further GOATWHORE intel to be revealed in the coming weeks.

 

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

  

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GHOUL: Masked Miscreants Announce US Live Assaults With Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil;
Video Tour Statement Posted

 

 

Hide your children... and your dog. The masked miscreants in GHOUL are coming back to seize your soul and all your worldly possessions on another run of live assaults this Fall. Slated to commence on September 5th in Chicago, the band will reduce seventeen municipalities to rubble and snicker at the aftermath. GHOUL will be supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil!

 

Comments the band from their lair, "GHOUL is very excited to come back to your inbred, bullet-riddled country, and engage in the wholesale slaughter of some of your society's least desirable high school students; that is, if there are any still alive when we get there. To have the honor of doing so with the likes of Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil is really the death icing on the murder cake. Forward into carnage!"

 

View the band's tour statement from Creepsylvania HERE.

 

GHOUL
w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil
9/05/2014 Double door - Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair - Boston,  MA
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box - Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire - Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
9/15/2014 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 One-Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees - Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA

 

GHOUL will be touring in support of themselves as well as their Hang Ten EP released earlier this year via Tankcrimes. Recordedby Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of  GHOUL's Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering with cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine, Hang Ten is pus-encrusted sonic surf metal celebration, boasting guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir. Picking upwhere Transmission Zero left off, the limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10" relays the tale of a Creepsylvania in ruins, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Order yours HERE.

 
In related news, team GHOUL recently ventured into the wide world of television with their own YouTube broadcast. The first episode of GHOUL's Burning Questions is out now and boasts bassist Cremator and other members of GHOUL answering email, video, and phoned-in questions from fans. Doleful ghoulunatics brave enough to engage the hooded cannibals directly will have advice and insults hurled at them. The first episode of GHOUL's Burning Questions can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

 

http://www.facebook.com/GhoulunaticsAsylum
http://www.creepsylvania.com
http://www.tankcrimes.com
https://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

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IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SIREN CHARMS
 
ELEVENTH ALBUM OUT IN THE U.S. SEPTEMBER 9 VIA SONY/RED
 
ALBUM TRACK LISTING REVEALED
(New York, NY): Sweden's In Flames have built their reputation as one of the most respected and beloved modern metal bands over the course of 10 records, selling three million albums and packing venues all over the world in the process. The band will return this September with their eleventh album Siren Charms.

The new album will be released via Sony/RED in the U.S. and lands in stores on September 9.
 
Formed in 1990, In Flames, who redefined the melodic metal genre and continue to create music that defies simple categorization, have been blazing a metal trail for nearly 25 years, having toured with everyone from Metallica to Slipknot to Killswitch Engage to Slayer. Many of their albums, namely 1996's The Jester Race, 1999's Colony and 2000's Clayman, are considered modern metal classics and "essential listening" by both fans and critics.
 
Yet, two decades deep, the band remains vital and continues to up the ante.
 
In Flames have delivered what will be considered one of the best albums of their already impressive catalog with Siren Charms, taking a huge step forward all the while remaining true to the sound that earned them their status as a hard rock band to watch, within the scene and beyond.
 
About the album, the band said, "We recorded in the legendary Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin over the course of six intense weeks. This is In Flames 2014, all for the fans to use and abuse."

The release date for the 11-song effort will be preceded by first single "Rusted Nail."
 
Through the years, In Flames have pocketed numerous awards, including two German Metal Hammer Awards; a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award; and multiple Swedish Grammys.
 
Their last album, 2011's Sounds of a Playground Fading, achieved Gold status in their homeland.
 
But In Flames are not satisfied with stopping there. They are currently putting together tour plans which will bring them to North America.
 
In Flames fans can expect to see and hear plenty from the band as it supports Siren Charms.
 
In Flames Siren Charms Track Listing:
 
1. In Plain View
2. Everything’s Gone
3. Paralyzed
4. Through Oblivion
5. With Eyes Wide Open
6. Siren Charms
7. When the World Explodes
8. Rusted Nail
9. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters in the Ballroom
11.  Filtered Truth
 
Connect with In Flames
here, here and here.
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GHOUL: Hooded Hooligans Premiere Burning Questions
YouTube Show

 


The splatterthrash-maniaxe in GHOUL are venturing past music and grave-robbing to start their own YouTube broadcast. The first episode of GHOUL's Burning Questions is out today and features bassist Cremator and other members of GHOUL answering email, video, and phoned-in questions from fans. Doleful ghoulunatics brave enough to engage the hooded cannibals directly will have advice and insults hurled at them. With their unique brand of humor and sickness, GHOUL's Burning Questions will have you in stitches either through laughter or some more nefarious means.

Using the Mezmetron, a device they stole from their enemies on the album, Transmission Zero, GHOUL have found they can break into the broadcast airwaves of Creepsylvania National Television (CNT). They will use this means to produce the show, Burning Questions, as well as continue to make more ghoulish videos available on their YouTube channel. It's their fans' chance to get a look into the catacombs of GHOUL and for GHOUL to engage an entire new audience of numbskulls. They've conquered the world of music, the stage, and the cemetery; now GHOUL conquers the airwaves with GHOUL's Burning Questions

To peep the first episode of GHOUL's Burning Questions,
scroll on over
HERE.

 

GHOUL's YouTube Channel can be subscribed to at THIS LOCATION.

GHOUL released their Hang Ten EP earlier this year via Tankcrimes. Recordedby Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of  GHOUL's Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering with cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine, Hang Ten is pus-encrusted sonic surf metal celebration, boasting guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir. Picking upwhere Transmission Zero left off, the limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10" relays the tale of a Creepsylvania in ruins, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Order yours HERE.

 

http://www.facebook.com/GhoulunaticsAsylum
http://www.creepsylvania.com
http://www.tankcrimes.com
https://www.facebook.com/tankcrimes

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GRAVE DIGGER Premieres Lyric Video on

Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog"

 

 New Album 
Return of The Reaper Available July 15th in

North America on Napalm Records 

 

The Legendary Heavy Metal band from the glorious 80's GRAVE DIGGER released a new lyric video for the track Season Of The Witch. The upcoming album Return Of The Reaper will be released on July 14th 2014 in the UK & July 15th USA/CAN via Napalm Records. This new album has a real back to the roots and dedicated feel, just like the band's classics. Today the lyric video is being exclusively premiered by Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog".  Check it out HERE.

    

 

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ANTHRAX TO RELEASE "CHILE ON HELL" LIVE DVD

LOS ANGELES, CA - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters
ANTHRAX have announced the release of "Chile On Hell," a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release.  "Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013,  and features Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar.  The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue - all the fan-favorites including "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught In A Mosh," "The Devil You Know," and "I'm Alive."  "Chile On Hell" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98. 

"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante.  "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room.  But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap.  I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop.  One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense.  Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

"Plus," Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD."  The band was in the home stretch of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support Worship Music and the Anthems EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna, Worship Music making the band's highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows - Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Metallica, the four bands that wrote the speed and thrash metal road map - that culminated in the September 2011 Big Four spectacular at Yankee Stadium in the band's home town of New York, "Anthrax Day" declared in the Bronx, becoming the first metal band to have its music ("Got The Time") played on Mars, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe.  "We wanted to finish on a high note," Benante continued, "we didn't want to look back and regret that we didn't record the live show."

"Chile On Hell" was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global.  The DVD's cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to "redesign" the artwork from last year's Anthems EP. 
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