Ministry Announces 16th Studio Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES
Coming March 1, 2024 Via Nuclear Blast
Featuring Guest Appearances From Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, Jello Biafra & Pepper Keenan
Pre-Orders Available Now HERE
Industrial Juggernauts Release First Taste Of Album With Brazen New Single “Goddamn White Trash”
See The Video HERE
Ministry Heads Out On Freaks On Parade Tour With Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie
Beginning August 24
Find More Details At MinistryBand.com
As the world continues hanging on by a thread through pandemics, wildfires, climate change, social-political chaos and social media-fueled conspiracy theories, at least there’s Ministry to get us through. Industrial provocateur Al Jourgensen is ready to unleash his latest missives with Ministry’s groundbreaking 16th album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, slated for release March 1, 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum act gives the first taste of the new material with the official release of “Goddamn White Trash,” featuring Pepper Keenan, a song that made its debut on Ministry’s headline tour earlier this year.
See the video for “Goddamn White Trash,” directed by Dean Karr, here: https://youtu.be/8imYWda6MOs
Over the course of 9 tracks, Jourgensen is righteously cantankerous as ever about a f***ed up world ripe for a boot up its ass. Like always, he's merely looking around at the same dumpster fire we all are, but he's got a microphone and uses it well to rage on about the state of the world. “Just like you or anybody else, I’m simply a passenger in this lifetime,” says Jourgensen. “I’m watching social changes, political changes, and economic changes, and I comment on them because I do have a First Amendment right. A lot of people say artists and athletes should shut up and play ball. No, I’m on this trip too. If I see something, I say something. That reflects on where each album goes. Instead of staying sedentary and singing about broken relationships, inner turmoil, or whatever is hurting this week, I comment on what’s going on from the perspective of a fellow passenger.”
Joined by Ministry’s current frontline of musicians – John Bechdel (keyboards), Monte Pittman and Cesar Soto (guitars), Roy Mayorga (drums) and Paul D’Amour (bass) – HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES also has a slew of special guest contributors including Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, long-time collaborator and Lard companion Jello Biafra and Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan.
HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and digital/streaming platforms. The vinyl variants include: green with yellow splatter (in stores everywhere); blue with pink splatter (nuclear blast exclusive); red with white splatter (band/tour exclusive).
Pre-order HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES HERE
The release of HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES follows Ministry’s acclaimed 2021 album Moral Hygiene that kickstarted another era for the band. The critically acclaimed LP wound up on year-end lists from the likes of Consequence of Sound and Loudwire, as the band continued to sell out venues coast-to-coast on the Industrial Strength tour.
Tracklist for HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES:
*Featuring Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello) **Featuring Jello Biafra***Featuring Pepper Keenan Beginning August 24, Ministry will embark on the Freaks On Parade Tour, supporting Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper.
FREAKS ON PARADE TOURWith Ministry Opening For Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper
24 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
26 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
29 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
30 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
1 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
2 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
5 Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
6 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
8 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
12 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
13 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
15 Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
16 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
19 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
20 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
22 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion
23 Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
24 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour
Photo by Derick Smith
GOATWHORE To Kick Off Second Leg Of US Tour Supporting Eyehategod Later This Month!
GOATWHORE will kick off the second leg of the 30 Years Of Take As Needed For Pain Tour supporting Eyehategod later this month! The journey begins on August 31st in Austin, Texas and runs through September 23rd in Lafayette, Louisiana. Additional support will be provided by Cancer Christ on select dates. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.
GOATWHORE w/ Eyehategod, Cancer Christ:
8/31/2023 The Mohawk - Austin, TX
9/01/2023 89th Street - Oklahoma City, OK
9/02/2023 Launchpad - Albuquerque, MN
9/03/2023 Rockhouse - El Paso, TX
9/04/2023 The Nile - Mesa, AZ
9/05/2023 Transplant Brewery - Palmdale, CA
9/06/2023 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Hirax, Bl’ast!
9/07/2023 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA w/ Hirax, Bl’ast!
9/08/2023 Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA w/ Final Conflict
9/09/2023 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
9/10/2023 Vets Hall - Santa Cruz, CA
9/11/2023 John Henry’s - Eugene, OR
9/12/2023 Dante’s - Portland, OR
9/13/2023 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
9/14/2023 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
9/15/2023 Aces High - Salt Lake City, UT
9/16/2023 Ernie's November - Cheyenne, WY
9/17/2023 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
9/18/2023 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
9/19/2023 Trees - Dallas, TX
9/20/2023 Bears - Shreveport, LA
9/21/2023 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
9/22/2023 Southport Hall - New Orleans, LA
9/23/2023 Feed N Seed - Lafayette, LA
GOATWHORE released their Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven full-length last October via Metal Blade Records. Their most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track offering earned the #9 position on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart upon its first week of release and stands among the most dangerous records to come out of 2022.
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349), and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. Additionally, the band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the art of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow whose cryptic use of sigils holds deeper meaning to the record’s totality.
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is available on CD, LP on multiple color variants, and digitally. Preview and purchase yours today at: metalblade.com/goatwhore.
“Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven cherry-picks the best bits from various subgenres — the guttural intensity of death metal, the trilling majesty of black metal — and assembles them into songs that feel almost regal in their hateful conviction.” – Spin Magazine’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2022
“Angels… consistently rages without ever devolving into the samey sounding banality that plagues so many less adept practitioners. Angels… just gets better the longer it plays.” – Decibel Magazine
“If you love war metal, this pick will be right up your alley. It assaults you with blitzkrieg strength. This evil offering is pleasantly raw. Yet, it is also a polished and mature work. GOATWHORE will catch you off guard with soaring guitar solos and the like.” – MetalSucks
“...blistering tracks toward the album's back-end like ‘Voracious Blood Fixation’ and ‘The Devil's Warlords’...showcase some of GOATWHORE's best, off-kilter, savage riffs ever. It truly is all killer with no filler... Whatever the future may hold for GOATWHORE, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven proves that the band is at the top of its game, and that it has much more to offer.” – Blabbermouth
“The blackened thrash remains up front, as Falgoust’s growls and Duet’s riffs and sinister solos coalesce with the determined rhythms of Simmons and Coleman. GOATWHORE ascends to eviscerate all expectations. Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven exceeds the related genre’s boundaries and redefine their sound and place in the landscape of metal.” – New Noise Magazine
“…another devilishly brutal offering from GOATWHORE and sees the band on relentlessly savage and reenergized form with their brand of no nonsense metal going for the jugular at every chance it gets.” – Distorted Sound
Louis B. Falgoust II - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons - drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass
Photo by Stephanie Cabral
FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE 'DISRUPTOUR' HEADLINING DATES
'OCTOBER DAWN 2023' TOUR WITH HEADLINERS LACUNA COIL!
Industrial metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY have solidified their status over the years, as one of the metal genre's most important bands.
The machine will rise this Fall! This journey will commence with a one-off date on September 17th at the Metal Injection Festival where they will perform a very special Demanufacture and Obsolete set. The band will then launch their five date healining 'DisrupTour' with special guests LIONS AT THE GATE which will kick off on October 7th. This will be followed by the band heading out on the 'October Dawn 2023' tour with headliners LACUNA COIL and openers LIONS AT THE GATE. The 10-date trek will begin on October 13th in Atlanta and will make stops in Louisville, Oklahoma City, and Houston before concluding in St. Petersburg on October 29th before heading on their European/U.K. tour!
FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares comments, "We are so excited to be touring with our Italian friends in LACUNA COIL & and our Los Angeles brothers in LIONS AT THE GATE. The Machine Will Rise."
Tickets for the upcoming shows can be purchased at https://fearfactory.com/tour-dates/.
Catch FEAR FACTORY live:
09.17. US Anaheim, CA - Metal Injection Festival @ House Of Blues
10.07. U.S. Tucson, AZ - Encore
10.08. U.S. Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10.09. U.S. EL Paso, TX - The Rockhouse
10.11. U.S. Tulsa, OK - The Shrine
10.12. U.S. Memphis, TN - Growlers
'October Dawn 2023'
Headliner LACUNA COIL
Support: LIONS AT THE GATE
10.13. U.S. Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10.14. U.S. Knoxville, TN - The Concourse
10.15. U.S. Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
10.17. U.S. Suget, IL - Pops
10.18. U.S. Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
10.19. U.S. Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
10.20. U.S. Oklahoma City, OK - The Diamond Ballroom
10.21. U.S. Dallas, TX- Granada Theater
10.23. U.S. Houston, TX - House Of Blues
10.24. U.S. San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
2023 UK & EUROPEAN TOUR
Support: BUTCHER BABIES & IGNEA
27.10. UK Nottingham - Rock City
28.10. UK Wolverhampton - KK's Steel Mill
29.10. UK Glasgow - Garage
30.10. UK Belfast - Limelight
31.10. IE Dublin - Academy
02.11. UK Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. UK London - Electric Ballroom
04.11. UK Bristol - SWX
06.11. FR Lille - Le Splendid
07.11. FR Paris - L'élysée Montmartre
08.11. FR Clermont Ferrand - La Cooperative
09.11. FR Toulouse - Metronum
10.11. ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
11.11. ES Madrid - La Sala
12.11. PT Lisbon - Lav
14.11. FR Bordeaux - Le Rocher Palmer
15.11. FR Grenoble - L'ilyade
16.11. IT Milan - Santeria
17.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
18.11. CH Zurich - Dynamo
19.11. IT Treviso - New Age
21.11. AT Graz - PPC
22.11. HU Budapest - Barba Negra
23.11. AT Vienna - Simm City
24.11. DE Munich - Backstage Halle
25.11. DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
26.11. FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie
28.11. DE Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
29.11. LU Esch-Sur-Alzette - Rockhal
30.11. BE Antwerp - Trix
01.12. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
02.12. DE Cologne - Live Music Hall
03.12. DE Berlin - Columbia Theater
05.12. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
06.12. PL Warsaw - Proxima
07.12. DE Hamburg - Markthalle
09.12. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
10.12. SE Gothenburg - Valand
11.12. NO Oslo - Vulkan Arena
12.12. SE Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
14.12. FI Tampere - Olympia
15.12. EE Tallinn - Helitehas
16.12. FI Helsinki - Tavastia
WATCH: "New Messiah" lyric video
Earlier this summer, the band releases Re-Industrialized and Mechanize reissues via Nuclear Blast Records.
Fans now have the opportunity to own the reissue of the iconic eighth album, Mechanize. This version features the album as well as 3 bonus tracks. Re-Industrialized sees the re-release of their ninth album The Industrialist as it was meant to be heard, featuring a brand new remix (with live drums), by Greg Reely (Demanufacture, Obsolete, Mechanize), new artwork, and 6 bonus tracks.
Below is the track listing for Re-Industrialized:
1. The Industrialist
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus Of Faith
7. Difference Engine
9. Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed
10. Enhanced Reality
11. Human Augmentation
12. Fade Away (Recharger Remix by Rhys Fulber and Dino Cazares)
13. Noise In The Machine (Difference Engine Remix by Blush Response)
16. Passing Complexion
Order Re-Industrialized, here: https://fearfactory.bfan.link/re-industrialized
Below is the track listing for Mechanize:
2. Industrial Discipline
3. Fear Campaign
7. Controlled Demolition
8. Designing The Enemy
9. Metallic Division
10. Final Exit
11. Martyr (Re-recorded version)
12. Crash Test (Re-recorded version)
13. Sangre De Ninos (Re-recorded version)
Order Mechanize here: https://fearfactory.bfan.link/mechanize
CANNIBAL CORPSE Unleashes "Summoned For Sacrifice" Video/Single; Chaos Horrific Full-Length Nears Release Via Metal Blade Records
Legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE today unleash their latest single and accompanying video for "Summoned For Sacrifice." The pulverizing new hymn comes by way of the band’s sixteenth studio album, Chaos Horrific, set for release on September 22nd via Metal Blade Records.
Since their 1988 inception, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the bar again with their Violence Unimagined offering. And in celebration of their thirty-fifth anniversary, this year’s monolithic Chaos Horrific full-length, written shortly after the conclusion of the Violence Unimagined sessions, continues the trajectory.
While the band is notorious for technicality and complex songwriting, that doesn’t define where the writing process takes them. With Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE had no master strategy, approaching each track with an open mind, intent on simply composing the best songs possible. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, starting with 2006’s Kill, (Chaos Horrific marks Rutan’s second release as a full-fledged member, since officially joining the band in 2020), the record is, without question a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, as well as its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.
Of the band’s second single, "Summoned For Sacrifice,” themed around the selection of an individual to be dismembered, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz elaborates, "One person is randomly selected to die. Thirteen people are randomly selected to kill this person by violently removing pieces of his body until he breathes no more."
Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Summoned For Sacrifice" video, directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest of My Good Eye: Music Visuals, at THIS LOCATION.
Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s previously released video for “Blood Blind” HERE.
Chaos Horrific will be available on digipak CD, deluxe box set (Dried Blood Marbled vinyl, 24p 12” booklet, puzzle, pin, poster and art print – limited to 1500 copies), cassette (limited to 500 copies), digitally, and on vinyl in the following variants:
– 180g Black (EU exclusive)
– Burned Flesh Marble (EU exclusive)
– Slate Blue Marble (PIAS exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
– Charcoal Brown Marble (Sound Pollution exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– Pearl Violet Marble (EU exclusive – ltd. 500 copies)
– Bloodsun Marble (EU exclusive – ltd. 500 copies)
– Clear Red & Yellow Splatter (EMP exclusive – ltd. to 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
– Clear & White/Blue Splatter (EU exclusive – ltd. to 300 copies)
– Turquoise & White Splatter (Napalm exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Clear Orange & Red Splatter (Nuclear Blast exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Clear Blackdust (Eyesore exclusive – ltd. 300 copies)
– Red Blackdust (Metal Blade Shop exclusive – ltd. 300 copies) **SOLD OUT**
– Fog Marbled (US exclusive)
– “Charred Remains” (US exclusive)
– Orange/Red Inkspots (US exclusive)
– Black & Brown Marble (US Band store exclusive) **SOLD OUT**
– Silver w/ Red Streaks (US Band store exclusive)
– Electric Smoke (US tour exclusive)
Find preorders at the CANNIBAL CORPSE store at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Coinciding with the release of Chaos Horrific, CANNIBAL CORPSE will embark on a month-long North American co-headlining tour with Mayhem. The trek will commence on September 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee and run through October 21st in Louisville, Kentucky. Support will be provided by special guests, Gorguts and Blood Incantation! Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Mayhem, Gorguts, Blood Incantation:
9/22/2023 Marathon Music Hall - Nashville, TN
9/23/2023 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
9/24/2023 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, TN
9/26/2023 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Rebel - Toronto, ON
9/28/2023 L'Olympia - Montreal, QC
9/29/2023 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/30/2023 Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
10/02/2023 The Royal Oak - Detroit, MI
10/03/2023 Hard Rock Live - Gary, IN
10/04/2023 The Fillmore - Minneapolis, MN
10/06/2023 Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO
10/07/2023 The Complex Salt - Lake City, UT
10/09/2023 Temple Theatre - Tacoma, WA
10/10/2023 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
10/11/2023 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/13/2023 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
10/14/2023 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/17/2023 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
10/18/2023 The Factory - Dallas, TX
10/20/2023 The Eastern - Atlanta, GA
10/21/2023 Paristown Hall - Louisville, KY
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals
Erik Rutan – guitar
Rob Barrett – guitar
Alex Webster – bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums
Photo by Alex Morgan
EXMORTUS Shreds On Classical Cover
"Storm Of Strings"
New Album, "Necrophony," Out Aug 25th
From Nuclear Blast Records
Southern Californian melodic death shredders EXMORTUS have revealed the final single, "Storm Of Strings," ahead of the highly anticipated release of their 6th studio album, "Necrophony," that's out August 25th from Nuclear Blast Records. On their latest song, EXMORTUS puts their signature shred into a cover of legendary new age artist Yanni’s song “The Storm,” which was based off of the great Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos “The Four Seasons.”
Commenting on the single, guitarist/vocalist Conan says:
"We've been meaning to cover this piece for a long time and now it feels right for Necrophony. Honoring two artists at once, we give you a heavy metal shred version of Yanni's arrangement of Vivaldi's Summer Concerto. Enjoy the groove, enjoy the passion!"
Pre-order "Necrophony": https://exmortus.bfan.link/necrophony.a01
Stream "Storm Of Strings": https://exmortus.bfan.link/storm-of-strings
“STORM OF STRINGS” MUSIC VIDEO:
“Beyond The Grave” Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/aVMCEUENTO4
In celebration of “Necrophony’s” debut, EXMORTUS will invade Alhambra, California’s iconic metal roadhouse Grill ‘Em All for an album release party on Friday, August 25th.
EXMORTUS Tour Dates:
Sept 17 - Anaheim, CA - Metal Injection Festival @ House of Blues
Nov 18 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720 (w/Vio-Lence, Bonded By Blood)
2. Mask of Red Death
4. Mind of Metal
5. Storm of Strings
6. Test of Time
7. Darkest of Knights
9. Children of the Night
10. Beyond the Grave
Los Angeles-based neo-classical extreme metal mavens Exmortus return on new album, "Necrophony." Four years in the making, the group’s sixth album offers nothing but savage rebirth and fierce renewal. "Necrophony" marks a significant turning point—one foretold by the Legions of the "Undead" EP in 2019—for the Angelenos. Not only have they emerged from the throes of the pandemic stronger, faster and crazier, they’ve signed on to global metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast. The passion and fury of lead-off single “Oathbreaker” is merely the tip of Exmortus’ darkest tower. Follow-on singles like the powerful “Mind of Metal” and “Storm of Strings,” a whistle-stop, no-joke cover of Greek-American composer Yanni interpreting Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” add greatly to Exmortus’ masterly oeuvre.
Exmortus was founded in 2002. The group issued a bevy of well-received demos and EPs that culminated in debut In Hatred’s Flame in 2008. Since then, Gonzalez—now flanked by specialists Phillip Nuñez (bass), Chase Becker (guitars, Warbringer), and Adrian Aguilar (drums, Vio-lence)—has gone on to release four more fan-favorite full-lengths. Exmortus have toured with Amon Amarth, Obituary, Death Angel, and more, playing gigs in North America and Europe. The group’s highlights have also included a stint with thrash legends Exodus at industry lighthouse event NAMM and a coveted spot on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. "Necrophony," a portmanteau of “necro” and “phony” (or “dead sounds”), is Exmortus bigger, badder and wickedly restless.
Written from a fresh slate, Necrophony’s origins can be traced to preludes “Masquerade,” “Overture,” and the intro to “Children of the Night.” Once Exmortus had the feel down, they settled on expanding on the motifs by forging Viennese sophistication with metal might. Careful observers will hear Exmortus’ clever use of the album’s musical theme throughout its 12-song range. That includes “Darkest of Knights” and the aforementioned “Children of the Night,” as well as Necrophony’s shorter bursts of bravado in “Oathbreaker” and “Beyond the Grave.” The most important attributes were, however, vibe and Exmortus’ careful crafting of their next-gen sonic fingerprint.
Whereas previous albums up through 2018’s "The Sound of Steel" have been predicated on heroic fantasy/sword & sorcery, "Necrophony" turns a decidedly darker page. Exmortus have gone from a "Conan the Barbarian" and "Gladiator" aesthetic to something blacker, more nefarious as illustrated by the eeriest and evilest Lovecraftian and Tolkien-esque tales. There’s even a classic horror thing happening. This is, of course, a reflection of our immediate world, and the darkness that’s engulfing everything in it.
Exmortus invited Renaissance man Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Immolation) to return as engineer, producer, mixer and mastering ace on "Necrophony." Certainly, the team that had cemented the group’s three previous albums into the annals of metaldom was going to work yet again. With Ohren at the helm, Exmortus holed up in Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. "Necrophony" was fast-tracked in just under two weeks. The result is a clap of virtuosic metal sure to leave fans battered, bloodied, and hungry for more violent opulence.
With “Oathbreaker,” “Mind of Metal” and “Storm of Strings” ringing darkened ears Exmortus’ paroxysmal ascent to extreme metal’s upper echelons is guaranteed with "Necrophony." Bow in reverence to the high-flying, six-stringed dynasts now.
Photo Credit: Hugo Juarez
(Juarez Photography, Heavy Defender)
Swiss Heavy Metal Unit BURNING WITCHES Reveal Smoldering Live Video for “Unleash The Beast” | Watch NOW!
Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) Joins as Full Time Band Member!
Order Your Copy of the New Album, The Dark Tower, HERE
Before hitting the stage at the world famous Wacken Festival tomorrow, Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES have revealed a blazing live performance video for the attacking track “Unleash The Beast”, cut from their recent fifth full-length, The Dark Tower! After storming the charts with their new album and peaking at #3 in Switzerland, BURNING WITCHES showcase their explosive live energy with the brand-new video, filmed at one of their album release shows in Oberhausen this spring.
But there is even more exciting news from the witches’ hut: after stepping in for guitarist Larissa Ernst as stand-in during her maternity leave, shredder queen Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) has now joined the band as a full member. Welcome to the coven, Courtney!
Courtney Cox comments:
“I’m really excited to be joining my sisters in BURNING WITCHES as a full time member. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us on this metal journey and can’t wait to rock with the coven all around the world!”
But Larissa Ernst won’t leave her witchy sisters behind, as she states:
"Dear friends of BURNING WITCHES, as the birth of my baby approaches, I am focusing on my family and will stay in the background of the band for a while. I will continue helping with various tasks and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. I am highly thankful for everybody that supported me, my witch sisters, the team and the label!
And of course thank YOU so much for your dedication - stay metal, you all rock!"
BURNING WITCHES on the live video “Unleash The Beast”:
“This video shows the pure live power and magic of the WITCHES on stage! Recorded in Oberhausen/Germany right after Courtney joined us - her skills bring a new level of enthusiasm and musicianship to the band!
The new songs are made to be played live on the stages of the world, hopefully we can soon rock a city nearby YOUR home!“
Check out the “Unleash The Beast” Live Video HERE:
BURNING WITCHES set the world ablaze, ushering in a new wave of heavy metal!
On fifteen energetic tracks, BURNING WITCHES ring the bells for a midnight mass in smoky-warm bars. Restless and intense, the fierce women of BURNING WITCHES shred their instruments on The Dark Tower like no other, but with the soft mid-tempo track “Tomorrow”, the witches settle down to gather their strength for just a moment. Bittersweet melodies float up to the sky like weightless feathers, carrying a message of five confident women. Ready again to gradually increase the tempo, “Heart Of Ice” and “Arrow Of Time” ensnare with extravagant guitar tapping and heroic vocals by Laura, while “The Lost Souls” merges devilish staccato and legato riffs, creating an ominous atmosphere amid the bewitching screams of the five Swiss enchantresses. With their new studio album, BURNING WITCHES not only bring back the glory days of heavy metal, but push it beyond - trapping the soul of each listener with energetic performances on The Dark Tower.Order The Dark Tower HERE:
The Dark Tower track listing:
This summer and autumn, fans of BURNING WITCHES are in for a treat with plenty more opportunities to catch the band’s performance live at festivals, including at the metal institution of Wacken Open Air tomorrow, August 5, 2023! In October, the WITCHES will head out on a UK tour with labelmates KK’s PRIEST, the new band of legendary Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing and singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, together with ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno’s solo project. Then, in December, the band will headline their own tour of Mexico and the western USA.
Catch BURNING WITCHES Live in 2023:
05.08.2023 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air 2023
10.08.2023 DE – Villena / Leyendas del Rock 2023
12.08.2023 ES – Agones / Festival Rock Nalon
17.08.2023 FR – Saint-nolff / Motocultor Festival 2023
26.08.2023 DE – Erkelenz / Metal de houte open air
02.09.2023 AT – Graz / Metal on the hill
06.10.2023 FR – Longvic / Rising Fest 2023
PRIESTS, KILLERS & WITCHES UK TOUR 2023 supporting KK’s PRIEST & Paul Di’Anno:
07.10.2023 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
08.10.2023 UK – Glasgow / SWG3
10.10.2023 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
11.10.2023 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
12.10.2023 UK – London / Shepherd’s Bush Empire
North American Headline Tour Dates:
12/1/2023 MX – Mexico City / Life After Death Horror Festival
12/3/2023 US – Houston, TX / Rise Rooftop
12/6/2023 US – Hollywood, CA / The Whisky
12/7/2023 US – Las Vegas, NV / Vamp'd
12/8/2023 US – Glendale, AZ / 44 Sports Bar and Grill
12/9/2023 US – Tucson, AZ / Encore Tucson
12/12/2023 US – Denver, CO / The Rickhouse
12/14/2023 US – Morro Bay, CA / The Siren
12/15/2023 US – Fresno, CA / Fulton 55
12/16/2023 US – Reno, NV / Virginia Street Brewhouse
12/17/2023 US – Roseville, CA / Roseville Trading Co.
BURNING WITCHES are:
Laura Guldemond - Vocals
Romana Kalkuhl - Guitars
Courtney Cox - Guitars
Larissa Ernst - Guitars
Jeanine Grob - Bass
Lala Frischknecht - Drums
photo credit: Martin Rahn
AMARANTHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE CATALYST ON WACKEN OPEN AIR
This afternoon, the holy ground for heavy music, the sacred space for metal heads saw the beginning of another glorious chapter for one of the brightest modern metal stars to date. Swedish six-piece AMARANTHE announced the release of their upcoming album The Catalyst live on stage after their bedazzling performance on Wacken’s main stage.
"So at last it is official! This has been a long time in the making, and more effort went into this album than any previous AMARANTHE record. You have already gotten a taste of what’s to come on “Damnation Flame”, but as the most varied and eclectic AMARANTHE album to date, expect the unexpected! We cover a lot of musical ground on 'The Catalyst', but the core of what we are about creatively is completely intact. It will be immediately obvious that you are listening to AMARANTHE, as much as it will be immediately obvious that this is both a leap forward as well as a step up. Can’t wait for all of you to hear what we have been cooking, as well as seeing us perform these pristine new songs on the road SOON!”, guitar player Olof Mörck states about this moment.
The Catalyst will see the light of day on February 23rd, 2024, via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available digitally and in different physical formats including CD, Vinyl, and a 2CD Special Edition.
Presave or preorder your format of choice here:
The Catalyst is the most conceptually coherent piece of work in AMARANTHE's storied history. Dedicated to notions of transformation and revelation, it delves deeper than any previous album, as Olof Mörck explains.
"We’ve done these things before, but we’ve never been as theatrical as we have this time," Mörck grins. "In fact, we all questioned whether we went too far this time, but I also figured that this band was always this way. Literally, the first seconds of our first video was a big explosion! But yes, The Catalyst is more theatrical than ever. We’ve never really been symphonic or orchestral before, but this time we just thought why not? Because we can! The key to this album is that we let go of the boundaries and decided to do something even more adventurous."
The Catalyst represents the culmination of 15 years of hard work and the breathless pursuit of a wholly original musical vision. Change is inevitable. Victory is assured.
AMARANTHE LIVE 2023
05.08. FI Lieto – Smuggler Rok
10.08. ES Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
17.-19.08. CZ Moravský Krumloch - Rock Castle
20. - 24.09. DE Berlin – Full Metal Cruise
01.12. FI Jyväskyla - John Smith Rock Frozen
02.12. FI Joensuu, Unholy Winter Fest
Formed in 2008, AMARANTHE walked their own unique path from the start. With a sound that combined the sharpest, cutting edges of melodic metal, electronic rock, and razor-sharp pop, their impact was immediate and undeniable. Kicking off with their self-titled debut in 2011, the Swedes blazed a trail through the European metal scene and beyond, swiftly establishing themselves as a dazzling one-off, not least due to the unprecedented triple vocal attack that paired clean tones with exquisite melodic sensibilities and feral growls. Over the next few years, the sextet steadily grew in stature, releasing a series of praised studio records that jabbed persistently at the boundaries of modern metal.
Elize Ryd | vocals
Mikael Sehlin I growls
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Pre-save or pre-order your copy of The Catalyst, here:
GLENN HUGHES TO PERFORM CLASSIC HITS FROM THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
DEEP PURPLE’S LEGENDARY “BURN” ALBUM
CO-HEADLINE U.S. TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ANNOUNCED
Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce an evening celebrating music from BURN and other classic hits from Deep Purple’s rich back catalog – during a tour that will mostly see him co-headlining with guitar great Yngwie Malmsteen.
Billed as “Glenn Hughes Performs The 50th Anniversary of Deep Purple’s BURN Live”, Hughes will perform classic hits from the legendary album, and the addition of Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs.
Glenn’s band will feature Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Ed Roth (keyboards).
'It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1973, that the BURN album by Deep Purple was written at Clearwell castle in Gloucestershire UK,” reminisces Hughes. “It was recorded in October in Montreux, Switzerland.”
Continues Hughes, “We all became one in this centuries old castle in the UK countryside, it felt like Deep were a new band, with David (Coverdale) and I as new members, we couldn’t wait to start working on new song. The atmosphere was electric, in such amazing surroundings.”
“All the songs on Burn were written in the crypt/dungeon, underneath the great hall. We worked on a new song every day, and we were in the flow. Musically we would play, and work out ideas, and David and I would come up with vocal melodies that would later have lyrics. I remember it like it was yesterday.”
“As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in full prankster mode, Jon had warned me, and he rigged my room one night with a speaker that was hidden, and had ghostly voices delivered to my bedside.”
“The title track was the last song to be written. We came back from the pub, and went down into the crypt, and magic happened.”
Concludes Hughes, “It’s time to celebrate BURN, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you!”
GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC HITS FROM THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEEP PURPLE’S LEGENDARY “BURN” ALBUM AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2023 US TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (unless otherwise noted):
08.16.23 LANDIS THEATER VINELAND, NJ*** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY)
08.18.23 STRAND THEATER HUDSON FALLS, NY
08.19.23 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
08.22.23 THE PALLADIUM TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK, NEW YORK
08.23.23 THE PARAMOUNT HUNTINGTON, NY
08.25.23 THE KING OF CLUBS COLUMBUS, OH
08.26.23 ARCADA THEATER ST. CHARLES, IL
08.28.23 GRANADA THEATER DALLAS, TX***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY)
08.30.23 HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS, LA
09.01.23 HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON, TX
09.02.23 TOBIN CENTER SAN ANTONIO, TX
09.04.23 MARQUEE TEMPE, AZ
09.06.23 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, CA
09.08.23 SABAN THEATER BEVERLY HILLS, CA
09.09.23 PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OXNARD, CA
09.11.23 HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA
09.13.23 ORIENTAL THEATER DENVER, CO
09.15.23 EMERALD THEATER MT. CLEMENS, MI
09.16.23 BLUE NOTE HARRISON, OH***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY)
09.19.23 THE PALLADIUM WORCESTER, MA
09.20.23 JERGELS WARRENDALE, PA***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY)
09.22.23 PARKER PLAYHOUSE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
09.23.23 CAPITOL THEATER CLEARWATER, FL
DEEP PURPLE – THE STORY BEHIND “BURN”
Burn is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Deep Purple, written and recorded in 1973, and released in February 1974, the album was the first to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals.
The album was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973, with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. With the addition of David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, Purple's hard rock sound became more boogie-oriented, incorporating elements of soul and funk, which would become much more prominent on the follow-up album, Stormbringer.
Burn hit #3 on the UK Albums Chart, #9 on the US Billboard 200, and #1 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Norway.
In 2004 Burn was remastered and released with bonus tracks. Coronarias Redig was recorded during the Burn recording sessions, used only as a B-side for the Might Just Take Your Life single in 1974. It appears as a bonus track (in remixed form) on the anniversary edition re-release. The 2004 remix version of Burn was later used in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
In 2005 an unauthorized documentary about the album was produced as part of "The Ultimate Critical Review" series. It featured brand new interview with the original Deep Purple Mk III bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes.
Lead single Might Just Take Your Life, released 4 March, was Deep Purple's first UK single in two years.
The phenomenal title track started things off at full throttle, actually challenging the seminal Highway Star for the honor of best opener to any Deep Purple album, while showcasing the always impressive drumming of Ian Paice. The fantastic slow-boiling blues of Mistreated's greatness qualifies it for the highest echelons of hard rock achievement, and therefore ranks as an essential item in the discography of any self-respecting music fan.
GLENN HUGHES – BIOGRAPHY
Glenn Hughes is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the MK 3 line up of Deep Purple. He spent the formative years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group and performed on the classic albums Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste The Band (1975).
The vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze.
In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale.
Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, and South America in support of solo albums. He’s recorded four studio albums with the multi-award-winning supergroup Black Country Communion featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham.
In 2016 he released his critically acclaimed solo album Resonate featuring the rock radio hit “Heavy”, and in 2017 he released Black Country Communion’s fourth studio album “BCCIV” to ecstatic reviews.
In 2019, Glenn joined the Dead Daises as their lead singer and bass guitarist, recorded two albums, Holy Ground (2021) and Radiance (2022) and toured the world.
NYC Heavy Metal Icons PRONG Announce New Album,
State of Emergency, out October 6, 2023
Watch the New Lyric Video for "Non-Existence" HERE
It's been four years since heavy metal stalwarts PRONG released their acclaimed Age of Defiance EP, and this fall, they make their eagerly anticipated return with the release of their 13th studio album, State of Emergency, out October 6, 2023 via Steamhammer/SPV.
The earned experience of having sat at the forefront of the heavy metal scene in the US and around the world for many decades now has given Tommy and the band the foresight to know what's ahead, and to and to keep churning out that impeccable recipe of punk, metal, post-punk noise, doom, blues and thrash that makes up PRONG's sound.
State of Emergency is a furious tableau of East Coast aggression, enveloped in that classic PRONG sound that never goes out of style. The album’s first official single, "Non-Existence", is a perfect picture of its overall sound.
About the track, PRONG founder Tommy Victor comments:
“‘Non-Existence’, with its techno-style noise guitar that’s omnipresent on this album, is a bit like my retrospective glance at 'Rude Awakening'.”
Watch the New Lyric Video for "Non-Existence" HERE:
Stream/Download "Non-Existence" HERE
Victor outlines the stylistic direction of the eleven songs that make up State of Emergency:
“It’s a very PRONG record. I think it’s totally genre-transcending and definitely ignores what’s going on out there these days.”
Commenting on his artistic approach, he says:
“I like all kinds of music. This record totally reflects that because it covers lots of different angles. At the same time, State Of Emergency is very guitar-oriented and a typical example of my style.'"
Produced by the skillful hands of legendary producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan), State of Emergency surprises on the post-punk track "Disconnected" and then grooves on the title track. Originally released as a standalone single in early 2023, “Breaking Point” takes no prisoners with honest lyrics and cutting attitude, while hard hitting "The Descent" is a lightning quick, classic ripper.
"Back (NYC)" has Victor saying:
“To me it’s as if Jimmy Page wrote a song playing through Dimebag’s amplifier, with Henry Rollins singing. Kind of a weird experiment for sure!”
The album closes with a cover of "Working Man", by the legendary RUSH:
“RUSH was the first power trio I ever saw live and I was blown away by them. 'Working Man' is so simple and it’s so heavy. I also love the lyric. I thought it would be great tuned down a bit and slowed down, and I think we nailed it.”
State of Emergency arrives perfectly in time for PRONG's upcoming headline tour and subsequent November dates with Life of Agony in Europe. See tour dates below.
Pre-Order State of Emergency HERE:
State of Emergency Track List:
1 The Descent
2 State of Emergency
3 Breaking Point
5 Light Turns Black
6 Who Told Me
10 Back (NYC)
11 Working Man (RUSH Cover)
State Of Emergency will be available on Steamhammer/SPV on CD, LP and for digital download.
PRONG Tour Dates 2023:
August 4th US-East Rutherford – MetLife Stadium (Parking Lot @ Metallica concert)
11.08. BE-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Open Air
12.08. DE-Weinheim – Cafe Central
13.08. DE-Cologne – Gebäude 9 (Rockpalast Recording)
15.08. DE-Magdeburg – Factory
16.08. DE-Hanover – Musikzentrum
17.08. DE-Lingen – Alter Schlachthof
18.08. DE-Essen – Turock
19.08. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Fest
w/ Life Of Agony:
01.11. DE-Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
03.11. DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
04.11. SE-Gothenburg – Brewhouse
06.11. NO-Oslo – John Dee
07.11. SE-Stockholm – Slagt Kyrkan
09.11. DE-Leipzig – Täubchenthal
10.11. CZ-Brno – Freda
11.11. SK-Kosice – Collosseum
13.11. AT-Linz – Posthof
14.11. AT-Graz – PPC
15.11. AT-Innsbruck – Olympia World
17.11. BE-Ghent – Vooruit
18.11. NL-Klokgebouw – Helldorado Festival
photo credit: Nathaniel Shannon
CROWBAR today announces a US headlining tour! The twenty-four-date journey begins September 7th in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and runs through October 5th in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Support will be provided by Primitive Man as well as Bodybox, on select dates. Additionally, the band will play a special show with Venom Inc. on October 1st in Iowa City, Iowa.
Tickets are on sale TODAY! See all confirmed dates below.
CROWBAR w/ Primitive Man:
9/07/2023 Downtown Music Hall - Fort Walton Beach, FL
9/08/2023 Conduit - Orlando, FL
9/09/2023 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/10/2023 Gramps - Miami, FL
w/ Primitive Man, Bodybox:
9/12/2023 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
9/13/2023 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
9/14/2023 Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
9/15/2023 The Camel - Richmond, VA
9/17/2023 Broken Goblet - Bensalem, PA
9/19/2023 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
9/20/2023 Song & Dance - Syracuse, NY
9/21/2023 Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/22/2023 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/23/2023 Angel City Music Hall - Manchester, NH
9/24/2023 Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT
9/26/2023 Crafthouse - Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2023 Hobart Art Theater - Hobart, IN
9/28/2023 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
9/29/2023 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
9/30/2023 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
10/01/2023 Wildwood - Iowa City, IA w/ Venom Inc #
10/02/2023 Red Flag - St Louis, MO
10/04/2023 Cobra - Nashville, TN
10/05/2023 George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR
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CROWBAR released their critically-adored Zero And Below full-length last year on MNRK Heavy. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Duane Simoneaux at OCD Recording And Production in Metairie, Louisiana, Zero And Below is the band’s most unforgivably doom-driven record since their 1998 landmark effort, Odd Fellows Rest. Led by Windstein, with guitarist Matt Brunson, bassist Shane Wesley, and drummer Tommy Buckley, songs like “Chemical Godz,” “It’s Always Worth The Gain,” and “Bleeding From Every Hole” are unapologetic emotional outpourings, with a bare-knuckle resolve alongside its soul-searching vulnerability, reliably delivered with crushing heaviness.
Decibel Magazine hailed a record that’s, “as dark and heavy as a midnight avalanche.” Kerrang! gushed, “CROWBAR have cemented themselves as a pillar of sludge metal… delivering guitar hooks with more bite force than an alligator.” Added Metal Injection, “It’s slow (but not too slow) and dark and heavy as the swamps are deep. Their music makes you feel like you’re trudging in the marshlands around Lake Martin in the middle of the night while being slowly pursued by some deviously hungry gators.”
Zero And Below is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally. Preview and purchase the record at THIS LOCATION.
“…as dark and heavy as a midnight avalanche.” – Decibel Magazine
“It’s slow (but not too slow) and dark and heavy as the swamps are deep. Their music makes you feel like you’re trudging in the marshlands around Lake Martin in the middle of the night while being slowly pursued by some deviously hungry gators.” – Metal Injection
“Heavy times demand heavy music. CROWBAR continues to be among the heaviest ever.” – Blabbermouth
“CROWBAR’s latest continues their current run of quality, the proud NOLA natives further exploring their internal and external demons through the heaviest heaping of mud anywhere.” – MetalSucks
“…heavy enough for the metalheads, raw enough for the punks, and catchy enough for straight-up rock fans.” — BrooklynVegan
“CROWBAR have cemented themselves as a pillar of sludge metal… delivering guitar hooks with more bite force than an alligator…” – Kerrang!
photo by Justin Reich
The wait is over! Norwegian death metallers, CADAVER unleash their sixth studio album, The Age Of The Offended, via Nuclear Blast Records. True to the band’s primitive roots and an audacious, ground-breaking, psychedelic horror show, the album is an angry, fucked up album for angry, fucked up times, defiantly created against the odds.
The band also releases the lyric video for the menacing track, ‘Deadly Metal’.
Anders Odden comments, ""
Watch the lyric video for ‘Deadly Metal’ here: https://youtu.be/AQppppFA3LQ
Stream The Age Of The Offended, here: https://cadaver.bfan.link/taotolp.ema
For The Age Of The Offended the band decided to compile footage about today's climate of everyone being offended and what it means to music and art.
The first episode discusses the band's legacy, being involved in the Norwegian Extreme Metal scene, and takes fans around Oslo on the 'Black Metal Bus Sightseeing Tour'.
Watch CADAVER TV Episode 1 - the 'Black Metal Tour Oslo' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dInTOsulP9w
The Age Of The Offended was recorded at Daufembach Studio, Villa Necro, Studio Tomb, and Studio Studio. Adair Daufembach was responsible for producing, engineering, mixing, and mastering. Kjartan Hesthagen also assisted with the engineering, working in tandem with the band and Adair. The band enlisted Fleshflies to create the artwork for The Age Of The Offended.
Below is the tracklisting for The Age Of The Offended:
1. Sycophants Swing (Intro)
2. Postapocalyptic Grinding
3. Scum Of The Earth
4. The Age Of The Offended
5. Death Revealed
6. The Shrink
7. Crawl Of The Cadaver
8. The Drowning Man
9. The Sicker, The Better
10. Dissolving Chaos
11. Deadly Metal
12. The Craving
13. Freezing Isolation
Order The Age Of The Offended: https://cadaver.bfan.link/taotolp.ema
The Age Of The Offended is available digitally and in the following formats:
Anders Odden | Vocals, Guitar
Dirk Verbeuren | Drums
Ronni Le Tekrø | Guitar
Eilert Solstad | Bass
WATCH: 'Deadly Metal’ lyric video
Order The Age Of The Offended: https://cadaver.bfan.link/taotolp.ema
Saliva announced the SNAFU Le Tour 2023 with Drowning Pool, Adelitas Way and Any Given Sin that begins on September 10th in Norfolk, VA at Norva. The tour is in support of Saliva's new album Revelation that drops on September 8, 2023. Saliva is coming off two charting singles, with the most recent “High on Me” reaching Top 20 in Mediabase and Billboard. Their current single “Come Back Stronger” is out now.
Pre-Save Revelation here: https://orcd.co/salivarevelation
Stream "Come Back Stronger": https://orcd.co/comebackstronger
“We started working on this record in 2020 During the pandemic shutdown. I felt like we had to get outside of the box with this one. I’ve been sober almost 5 years now and there are many songs on this record that are a reflection of it. I just wanted to connect with the listener and pull them into what I was dealing with but also shed some light on overcoming personal adversity. With the passing of Wayne in March, I felt lost. Where do I go? I knew We had this record we were all stoked about. Waynes influence is all over these songs and in my opinion his playing on this album is next level. It’s the only right thing to do to honor him and all our hard work and release it. I just want to share with the world what we have worked on the last 3 plus years,” says Bobby Amaru.
Drowning Pool is reuniting with singer Ryan McCombs, this will mark their first tour back together.
"I’m excited as hell to be rocking out with Ryan McCombs back at the helm with us in Drowning Pool and touring together again with our brothers in Saliva! We hit it off as friends right out of the gate playing our first show together at WrestleMania 18 in 2002, and with Ryan on Ozzfest 2002. We’ve all had so many great festival shows and tours together throughout the years. Looking forward to sharing the stage once again with Saliva, having Ryan McCombs back with us in Drowning Pool, forever celebrating the memory of Dave Williams and Wayne Swinny, making new insane tour memories and kickass shows across the country. Can’t wait to perform and hang out with all of our friends and family at the rock shows! C’mon out and have a great time with us!" says Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce.
Ryan McCombs adds, "Drowning Pool and Saliva are two bands that not only have a rich history of their own but they’re two bands that have a great history of sharing the road together. This being my first extended run of dates back with my Drowning Pool family,I am horns-up and hells-to-the-yes that it’s also with Saliva! People that I respect as musicians and performing artists as well as real human beings that I consider friends.. Along with all that, having both Adelitas Way and Any Given Sin is a surefire recipe for a killer night, every night. From the first note to the last."
Adelitas Way will be releasing a full length album, and a new hard rock single “Dig Deep” at the start of this tour.
“We are ready to put on locked in, high energy performances for the fans, and excited to have fun on the road with our friends in Any Given sin, Saliva, and Drowning pool, this is going to be great!” says Rick Dejesus, vocalist of Adelitas Way.
Each band will be conducting their own on-site VIP prior to doors. These VIPs will be sold on a separate platform and WILL NOT include a ticket to the show. All VIPs will need to purchase a show ticket for entrance.
SNAFU Le Tour 2023 Dates:
9/10/23 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
9/12/23 – Boston, MA - Big Night Live
9/13/23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
9/15/23 - Manchester, NH - Angel City Music Hall Bar
9/16/23 - East Durham, NY - Blackthorne Resort
9/17/23 - Horseheads, NY - The L
9/19/23 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
9/20/23 – Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
9/21/23 – Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
9/22/23 - Columbus, OH – Shake The Ground Fest 2
9/23/23 - Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center
9/24/23 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
9/25/23 – Wyandotte, MI - District 142
9/27/23 – Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
9/28/23 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
9/29/23 – Lansing, MI - Grewel Hall
9/30/23 - Ringle, WI - Q and Z Expo Center *
10/1/23 - Paxton, IL - The Cadillac
10/3/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/5/23 - Hays, KS - Fox Theatre
10/6/23 - CO Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios
10/7/23 – Denver, CO - Wild Goose
10/9/23 – Roswell, NM - Liberty Inc.
10/11/23 – Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas - The Industrial Sound
10/12/23 – Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/13/23 – Tucson, AZ – Encore
10/15/23 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
10/18/23 - Chickasha, OK - Legends
10/19/23 - Kyle, TX - Railhouse Bar
10/20/23 – Houston, TX - Rise Rooftop
10/21/23 – Dallas, TX - Glass Cactus
10/22/23 - Jefferson, LA - Southport Music Hall
10/25/23 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Suck Bang Blow
10/26/23 - Fernandina Beach, FL - Sadler Ranch
10/27/23 - Cocoa Beach, FL - Area 142
*No Any Given Sin
For More Information Please Visit:
Any Given Sin
Australia's bastard sons of grind KING PARROT have announced their return to North America beginning late next month!
KING PARROT last ventured across the pond back in 2018 and have been toiling away in Australia until the right moment to invade again. Having unleashed their latest EP, Holed Up In The Lair, during the Covid era, the band are ready to hit the road and do what they do best: Demolish stages as only KING PARROT knows how!
Not only will they appear at festivals like Full Terror Assault and RPM Fest, they'll also play alongside metal legends Pantera and Lamb Of God at five massive shows on the East Coast as well as seven shows with stoner giants Weedeater and a slew of headlining dates around the rest of the US and Canada.
Vocalist Matt Young comments, "It’s bloody satisfying to announce our return to North America and continue the work that we have done over the last decade. It really was our second home before the world stood still for a minute, so to have this opportunity to pick up where we left off is something we are truly grateful for. The honor of supporting Pantera is something we don’t take lightly, and there was no way in hell we were going to turn that down. KING PARROT has a hell of a point to prove, and we have just as much venom in us as the day we first set foot on US soil in 2014. We'll see you all on the road real soon, so prepare for carnage in the pit!"
Tickets are on sale now at: www.kingparrot.net.
8/26/2023 Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA
8/27/2023 Moseys – Panama City, FL *On Sale 7/15
8/28/2023 Nice Guys – Cape Coral, FL
8/29/2023 Tribbles – Piedmont, SC *On Sale 7/15
8/30/2023 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC w/ Weedeater
8/31/2023 Black Cat – Washington, DC w/ Weedeater
9/01/2023 The Meadows – Brooklyn, NY w/ Weedeater
9/02/2023 RPM Fest – Montague, MA w/ Weedeater
9/03/2023 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ Weedeater
9/04/2023 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Weedeater
9/05/2023 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
9/06/2023 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
9/07/2023 Maine Savings Amphitheater – Bangor, ME w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
9/08/2023 Bank Of NH Pavilion – Gilford, NH w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
9/09/2023 Full Terror Assault – Cave In Rock, IL
9/11/2023 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC w/ Weedeater
9/12/2023 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
9/13/2023 The Camel – Richmond, VA
9/14/2023 Veterans United Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
9/15/2023 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
9/16/2023 Hop Springs – Murfreesboro, TN
9/17/2023 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
9/18/2023 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
9/19/2023 Lost Lake – Denver, CO
9/21/2023 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/22/2023 Substation – Seattle, WA
9/23/2023 Dantes – Portland, OR
9/24/2023 Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
9/25/2023 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/26/2023 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
9/27/2023 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
9/28/2023 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
9/29/2023 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/30/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
KING PARROT has been keeping busy touring throughout Australia in support of Holed Up In The Lair, a blistering example of what the band is truly capable of and showcases a fresh sound from the band while staying true to their roots. The animation video for the track "Kick Up A Stink" rolls through in typical KING PARROT style; absurd, hilarious and ridiculous and is the perfect accompaniment to their unique and off-kilter amalgamation of grindcore, thrash and punk rock.
Photo by Danin Drahos
THY ART IS MURDER REVEAL THUNDEROUS NEW ANTHEM "KERES" — WATCH
NEW ALBUM GODLIKE — OUT SEPTEMBER 15 VIA HUMAN WARFARE
Australia's extreme metal titans Thy Art Is Murder have released their storming new single, "Keres," the second taste of new music lifted from the band's forthcoming album, Godlike, out September 15 via Human Warfare. Pre-order Godlike here.
Watch the video here.
A stadium-sized death metal anthem, "Keres" has it all: bone crushing verses, colossal stomping choruses, an urgent guitar solo, and frontman CJ McMahon's vocals demolishing all in his wake as he rams that hook straight into your brain.
"Keres" is an absolute standout in the Thy Art Is Murder collection and guitarist Andy Marsh explains why the band can't wait to get it out there.
"It's not often we have this level of excitement to present a new single to the world," Marsh states. "'Keres' is a metal anthem filled with grinding verses and stomping choruses, stripping down some of the complexity that may have gotten in the way of previous attempts to deliver a song of this magnitude. The Keres was an evil sprite in ancient Greek mythology that would feed on the dead, but could not participate in acts of violence. We think this behavior is as relevant in the arena of news and politics as it was on those ancient battlefields."
Thy Art Is Murder ascended the ranks of extreme metal's top-tier bands with a meteoric underground rise as explosive as humankind's seemingly inevitable descent into doom and death. With their new album, Godlike, Australia's most harrowingly brutal export since George Miller's Mad Max franchise invites audiences worldwide to join them in a fresh Armageddon.
The sixth explosive album in the band's arsenal, Godlike cements Thy Art Is Murder as death metal's modern torchbearers. A soundtrack to a divisive post-modern dystopia, Godlike sees Thy Art Is Murder explore new depths and dynamics without sacrificing an ounce of intensity or urgency the band have staked their career on.
Recorded with their longtime producer and mixer, Will Putney, across the album's 10 nihilistic tracks Thy Art are masters of their craft as they deliver sharp stabs, guttural descents and groove with muscular athleticism and confidence. Frontman CJ McMahon gives his strongest performance ever as he belts through lyrics that thematically confront how cycles of violence continue over time and feelings of separation in a hyper-polarized world.
Thy Art Is Murder's thinking-person's blackened death metal has challenged, provoked and inspired audiences around the world. Through relentless hard work, Thy Art have become one of the most successful extreme metal bands Australia has ever produced, making history on their own terms. Backed by an uncompromising discography, the two-time ARIA-Award nominees have smashed chart records in their native country, becoming the first homegrown extreme metal act to debut in the Top 5 with 2017's Dear Desolation.
Their electrifying and incendiary performances have seen the band do countless laps of the globe, becoming tourmates with genre-titans like Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Kreator, Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, and Parkway Drive, alongside playing crucial festivals like Summer Breeze, Download, Graspop, and Wacken.
Join Thy Art Is Murder when they enter Godlike mode this coming September.
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