Richmond's hard-charging, metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have released a new video for "Crank The Heat" featuring appearances by IRON LUNG, SICK OF IT ALL, WARTHOG and more! Directed and produced by David Brodsky and Allison Woestof My Good Eye Visuals (Clutch, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar), the clip follows the band and friend's wild shenanigans in the back of a NYC taxi.
Watch the video for "Crank The Heat": https://youtu.be/ixd0u8ygOT8
Vocalist Tony Foresta comments on the intoxicating new video:
“While everyone is getting cuffed up and starting to hunker down for the Holiday/Winter season, we thought now would be a good time to take you back to the glorious NYC Summer Heatwave of 2022. Shot all over Queens and beyond…join The Waste as we deliver our take on one of our favorite TV shows of all time: Taxi Cab Confessions. We hope you find this video for Crank the Heat to be a true scorcher as we look forward to warmer times ahead.”
Purchase "Electrified Brain": https://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain
Stream "Electrified Brain": https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain
More from "Electrified Brain":
"Grave Dive" Music Video - https://youtu.be/oMchF3XeRD4
"High Speed Steel" Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/0KnlmGPbToQ
"Electrified Brain" Music Video: https://youtu.be/UW5tPOBp-ck
"Electrified Brain" Tracklisting:
1. Electrified Brain
3. Last Crawl
4. Grave Dive
5. The Bite
6. High Speed Steel
7. Thermonuclear Protection
8. Blood Vessel - Boat Jail
9. Crank The Heat
10. Restless and Wicked
11. Ten Cent Beer Night
12. Barreled Rage
13. Putting On Errors
14. Paranormal Janitor
MUNICIPAL WASTE's new video for "Crank The Heat" arrives just ahead of their co-headline tour with the almighty HIGH ON FIRE and support acts GEL and EARLY MOODS. Tickets can be purchased now at https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour.
MUNICIPAL WASTE Tour Dates:
Dec 1 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's
Dec 2 - Brattleboro, VT - The Stone Church
Dec 3 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theater
Dec 4 - Patchogue, NY - 89 North
Dec 6 - Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independants
Dec 7 - Mechanicsville, PA - Lovedraft's Brewing Co
Dec 8 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
Dec 9 - Greenville, NC - The State Theatre
Dec 10 - Columbia, SC - The Senate
Dec 11 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Since 2001, MUNICIPAL WASTE have uncompromisingly stuck to their guns as hard-partying and even harder-hitting torchbearers of 21st century thrash metal. The Richmond, VA quintet—Tony Foresta [vocals], Ryan Waste [guitar], Philip “Landphil” Hall [bass], Dave Witte [drums], and Nick Poulos [guitar]—have transformed from a cult favorite into metal mainstays for a generation. Along the way, Decibel touted "The Art of Partying" in its coveted “Hall of Fame” and asserted it “revved up interest in thrash and inspired a fresh wave of youthful new bands.” Metal Hammer christened "The Art of Partying" one of “The 50 Greatest Thrash Metal Albums Ever,” while Loudwire pegged "The Art of Partying" as “The Best Thrash Album of 2007” and "Hazardous Mutation" as “The Best Thrash Album of 2005.” The guys have sold out countless shows on multiple continents and piled up tens of millions of streams in the process. 2017’s "Slime and Punishment" bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, and "The Last Rager" EP only accelerated their momentum in 2019.
Municipal Waste maintain course as vicious and vital as ever on 2022’s "Electrified Brain" [Nuclear Blast] as heard on tracks like "Grave Dive," "High Speed Steel" and "Crank The Heat." Recorded during the pandemic in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk [Power Trip, Code Orange], the sessions would be the first time the band reunited in person after a year. Together, they achieved “a thicker and heavier sound.”
In the end, "Electrified Brain" will give you everything you’d want from a Municipal Waste record or heavy metal record, period. “We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority,” says Tony.
SANGUISUGABOGG ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HOMICIDAL ECSTASY
NEW ALBUM ARRIVES FEBRUARY 3 VIA CENTURY MEDIA
BAND SHARES VIDEO FOR "PISSED" — WATCH
Ohio's notorious, boundary-pushing, and bloodsucking death metal outfit Sanguisugabogg — Cody Davidson, drums; Drew Arnold, guitars/bass; Devin Swank, vocals; and Ced Davis, guitars/bass — have announced their new album Homicidal Ecstasy. The album arrives on February 3 via Century Media. Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for "Pissed." Watch it here.
"This song is a showcase of the struggle of finding euphoria and bliss out of something savagely disastrous and ultimately just wreaking havoc on anything in your path so it ceases to exist or ever haunt your mind again," the band says. "It's not self reflection, it's not fantasy, and it's not a game; it's something savagely brutal presented in our own way so you can shove the hell out of the person next to you and have a good time while getting 'Pissed' with us!"
Homicidal Ecstasy follows 2021's Tortured Whole. The band continues to slice up uncompromising, in-your-face, and not-for-the-weak death metal that siphons inspiration from early to mid- '90s and early '00s death metal and brutal death metal/grindcore presented in their own style with a unique twist that pleases every style of metal maniac.
HOMICIDAL ECSTASY TRACK LISTING:
"Black Market Vasectomy"
"Face Ripped Off"
"Hungry For Your Insides"
"A Lesson in Savagery"
"Proclamation Of The Frail"
"Feening for Bloodshed"
ABOUT SANGUISUGABOGG + HOMICIDAL ECSTASY:
"Everything became more legit," states vocalist Devin Swank about the new album. They're no longer that band of meme-inspiring miscreants. "The musicianship, the production, the lyrics – which delve much more into horror and body horror – are more thought-out," Swank continues. "It's not just a bunch of dick and fart jokes."
But the 'Bogg haven't gone soft.
"After lockdown, once the restrictions from COVID lifted, we were hungry not just tour but start writing again," Swank shares. "Ced [Davis] had moved from bass to guitar and Drew [Arnold] also started playing guitar." It was drummer Cody Davidson who once again helmed production duties for Homicidal Ecstasy. They handed off mixing duties to Converge guitarist and vaunted studio vet Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Nails) at God City Studios in Salem, Massachusettss, who "made it sound like us on steroids," per Swank.
After releasing Pornographic Seizures in 2019 on the cult Maggot Stomp label, the foursome quickly won fans for their blasts of sludgy, determined riffing, tongue-severed-from-cheek, gross-out humor and nods to hardcore and '90s East Coast death metal. The band received a pile of plaudits including Brooklyn Vegan putting them on a Most Anticipated Albums list next to genre titans like Carcass.
In the face of COVID-19 and a worldwide shutdown, the 'Bogg got down to business. Signing to Century Media, they recorded Tortured Whole and hit the road as the locked-down world started to get on its feet. Later that year, they teamed with the infamous Troma Films collective on for two video clips that featured battling penis monsters, boner implants and Troma's own Sgt. Kabukiman!
Tours with Frozen Soul, Nile, Terror, The Acacia Strain, and a run of dates as main support to Cannibal Corpse leading into Decibel's Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia solidified Sanguisugabogg as a force in their own right.
But Homicidal Ecstasy isn't merely a musical maturation for the gore-obsessed boys of the 'Bogg. While Swank's lyric writing sessions are still "fueled on coffee with a horror movie playing in the background," this isn't exclusively the gross-out show of Sanguisugabogg past. "It goes deeper this time, into the psycho-sexual, body-horror, why what some people see as perverse or fetishistic, can also be perfectly normal," says Swank.
"It's kind of an homage to real life," says the frontman. "When shit hits the fan, no one's really safe."
Reconstituted, regurgitated, and reenergized, the 'Bogg walk among us.
Let the Homicidal Ecstasy begin!
NICKELBACK KICKS OFF GET ROLLIN’ RELEASE WEEK
WITH THIRD SINGLE “HIGH TIME”
BAND TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME AT
THE 2023 JUNO AWARDS
Today, diamond certified multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback kicks off album release week with “High Time,” the third single from their highly anticipated new album Get Rollin’, set for release Friday, November 18th via BMG. Listen to “High Time” HERE.
Watch the lyric video HERE.
Further previewing the band’s first album in five years, “High Time” takes listeners on a hazy cross-country road trip that reminds us that it’s always 4:20 somewhere. The new track strays from the album’s preceding singles, the edgy “San Quentin” and nostalgic “Those Days” with a funky groove and country rock twang that drives the message of a much-needed, carefree trip with good friends and some good grass. Frontman Chad Kroeger sings about “strumming’, thumpin’ on the dashboard”, which listeners are sure to do as their friends sing along in the backseat of a long drive while they get rolling - literally. The new single will have your spirits high (pun intended) with its infectious singalong chorus and Kroeger’s signature gravelly harmonies.
In celebration of the album release, Nickelback is set to play three, sold-out headline shows at Toronto’s History tonight (November 15), New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on November 18, and Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort on November 20.
Nickelback’s tenth studio record Get Rollin’ and Get Rollin’ (Deluxe) is set for worldwide release November 18 and will be available via digital platforms and physical CD purchase. Standard and exclusive versions of the album will also be released on vinyl in 2023.
CELEBRATING THEIR LANDMARK 2012 ALBUM WITH KUBLAI KHAN, I AM, UNDEATH & JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED!
THY ART IS MURDER, one of Australia's top-heavy exports, are gearing up for the 10-year anniversary of the seminal album, Hate. The 26-date tour will begin on February 8th in Buffalo, New York, and will make stops in Santa Ana, Houston, and Richmond before concluding on March 11th in Patchogue, NY. Joining the band on the beast of a tour are KUBLAI KHAN, I AM, UNDEATH, and JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED.
Hate was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, KNOCKED LOOSE, END). The artwork was created by Brent Elliot White (CARNIFEX, DEATH ANGEL). The album catapulted the band onto the world stage, seeing them play a mammoth 342 dates around the globe, with more US tours than any other Australian band at the time. Between laps of the world, Hate earned the band ARIA and a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award nominations and has been streamed over 55 million times to date.
Confirmed dates for THY ART IS MURDER's "Decade Of Hate" U.S. Tour with KUBLAI KHAN, I AM, UNDEATH, and JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED are:
THY ART IS MURDER is:
C.J. McMahon | Vocals
Sean Delander | Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Butler | Bass Guitar
Jesse Beahler | Drums
Andy Marsh | Lead Guitar
GHOST BATH ANNOUNCE THEIR "SPRINGTIME ASYLUM 2023 CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY
Atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH are proud to announce their "Springtime Asylum" 2023 with coheadliners HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY. The 29-date rescheduled trek will make its way across North America starting on April 20th in Brooklyn and will make stops in Nashville, Dallas, and Seattle before concluding in Quebec on May 19th. Opening the package will be the Canadian metal band, UNREQVITED.
GHOST BATH will be touring in support of their fourth full-length, Self Loather. Produced by the band with Xander Moser engineering at Tree Speak Recording Studio in Minneapolis and mixed by Jack Shirley (DEAFHEAVEN, BOSSE-DE-NAGE) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios in Oakland, Self Loather is a sonic exercise in shadow, nuance, and, most of all, power.
General admission tickets for the tour can be purchased at https://linktr.ee/ghostbath
Confirmed dates for the GHOSTBATH "Springtime Asylum" co-headlining tour with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and openers UNREQVITED are:
04/20: Brooklyn @ The Meadows
04/21: Philadelphia @ Warehouse On Watts
04/22: Baltimore @ Metro Gallery
04/23: Atlanta @ Boggs Social
04/25: Nashville @ The End
04/26: Little Rock @ Vino's
04/28: Houston @ Acadia
04/29: Dallas @ Reno's
04/30: Austin @ Come and Take It Live
05/01: El Paso @ Rockhouse
05/02: Mesa @ Nile Underground
05/03: Tucson @ The Rock
05/04: San Diego @ Brick By Brick
05/05: Los Angeles @ The Knitting Factory
05/06: Cupertino @ X Bar
05/07: Portland @ High Water Mark
05/08: Seattle @ Funhouse
05/10: Boise @ Shredder
05/11: Salt Lake City @ Aces High
05/12: Denver @ Roxy Theater
05/13: Kansas City @ Vivo
05/14: Chicago @ Reggies
05/15: Detroit @ Sanctuary
05/16: Pittsburgh @ Preserving Underground
05/17: Rochester @ Montage Music Hall
05/18: Toronto @ Velvet Underground
05/19: Ottawa @ House of Targ
05/20: Montreal @ Piranha Bar
05/21: Quebec City @ L'Anti
Order your copy of Self Loather, here: http://nblast.de/GhostBath-SelfLoather
Below is the Self Loather tracklist:
GHOST BATH is:
Dennis Mikula | Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synths, Lyrics
Tim Church | Guitar
John Olivier | Guitar
Josh Jaye | Bass
Jason Hirt | Drums
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will kick off their final US headlining tour of the year this Thursday, November 10th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! The journey runs through November 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Support will be provided by Spirit Adrift and The Native Howl. See all confirmed dates below and purchase tickets HERE.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Spirit Adrift, The Native Howl:
11/10/2022 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/11/2022 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/12/2022 Snowblind Festival – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2022 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/17/2022 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
11/18/2022 The Queen – Wilmington, DE
11/19/2022 Granite State Music Hall – Laconia, NH
11/20/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
11/22/2022 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/23/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/25/2022 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/26/2022 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
11/27/2022 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Since forming in 1982, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has woven their distinct riffs deep into the fabric of heavy metal for over four decades. Across ten landmark, critically acclaimed albums, the band has continued evolving. From the early days of thrash to their more recent, blues-infused metal, the band has managed to progress with each release keeping fans and critics alike guessing.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s most recent full-length, No Cross No Crown, was released in 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded with longtime producer John Custer, the record marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade and, earning the #67 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #3 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart upon its first week of release, is the highest charting album of the band’s career.
Purchase No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION.
“The record is filled with the kind of Sabbath-meets-Black Flag-meets-Lynyrd Skynyrd jams that were so infectious and wildly influential back when Bill Clinton seduced interns…COC doesn’t try to change direction but instead revisits the approach that made the Keenan-fronted version so successful: powerful hooks, instrumental asides that will remind you of Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’ and a rich use of textures and dynamics.” – Decibel
“…from the thundering sludge-doom of ‘The Luddite,’ to the amped-up biker metal of ‘Cast The First Stone,’ to the heavy southern-boogie blues of ‘Wolf Named Crow,’ No Cross No Crown in many ways picks up right where the foursome left off a dozen years ago.” – Guitar World
“…burly, surly and southern-fried – basically, everything fans could hope for.” – Revolver
Photo by Nathaniel Shannon
25th ANNIVERSARY RE-MIXED EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM SHADOW OF THE MOON OUT MARCH 10, 2023
On March 10, 2023, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Shadow of The Moon from Blackmore's Night will be released worldwide. The album was converted in HD audio from the original recording, and it has been fully remixed, allowing the original performance to shine in all of its original glory. The original iconic artwork has been refreshed and reworked to celebrate the anniversary.
Pre-order the album here.
Blackmore's Night were founded in 1997 by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award-winning lyricist and singer Candice Night to stage and explore their love for traditional medieval and folk rock music. Together, they created a band that is a prime example of truthfulness and creative integrity.
The band's debut album Shadow of The Moon (1997) was not only Blackmore's deliberate radical cut from his previous life as celebrated rockstar in Deep Purple and Rainbow; it was a ground-breaking statement of his artistic ideals: mainly acoustic music, influenced by the songs of the Middle Ages and The Renaissance, with a touch of genius that made them sound contemporary.
Shadow of The Moon was a milestone album. It encompasses everything that Blackmore's Night stand for to this day — beautiful melodies and warm atmospheres that are able to reach the soul as well as joyful songs to dance to and to celebrate.
Those who really understood Ritchie Blackmore's music in his rock years, could immediately find the essence of his greatness in Blackmore's Night, supported by lyrics that fit his music more than ever before.
Two previously unreleased acoustic recordings will be part of this reissue: "Spirit of The Sea" and "Shadow of The Moon," both recorded in an intimate home session by Candice and Ritchie in 2022.
All physical first print editions will also carry an exclusive Shadow of The Moon documentary on DVD as bonus.
To fully celebrate the occasion, two black vinyl LPs will carry a "Golden Ticket" where two lucky fans will win a Fender Ritchie Blackmore Signature Stratocaster guitar.
What already excited fans in 1997 is now fascinating again with this 25th Anniversary Edition.
"Shadow of The Moon" (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side A)
"The Clock Ticks On" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Be Mine Tonight" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Play Minstrel Play" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Ocean Gypsy" (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side B)
"Minstrel Hall" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Magical World" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Writing on The Wall" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Renaissance Faire" (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side C)
"Memmingen" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"No Second Chance" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Mond Tanz" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Spirit of The Sea" (25th Anniversary New Mix) (Vinyl Side D)
"Greensleeves" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Wish You Were Here" (25th Anniversary New Mix)
"Shadow of The Moon" (Ritchie & Candice Anniversary Home Session) (7" Single, Track A)
"Spirit of The Sea" (Ritchie & Candice Anniversary Home Session) (7" Single, Track B)
Documentary: The story of "Shadow of The Moon" (30 min)
Music Video Clips "Shadow of The Moon," "No Second Chance," "Renaissance Faire" (with optional audio commentary by Candice Night + Ritchie Blackmore)
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT ONLINE:
CHELSEA GRIN SHARE "FOREVER BLOOM" VIDEO — SONG FEATURES THE LATE, GREAT TREVOR STRNAD — WATCH
SUFFER IN HELL, THE FIRST OF A DOUBLE ALBUM, ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 11, 2022 WHILE SUFFER IN HEAVEN FOLLOWS ON MARCH 17, 2023
BAND LAUNCHES CONTEST WITH AMC SHUDDER PLATFORM
Salt Lake City's Chelsea Grin are gearing up to release a career-altering double-LP: Suffer In Hell and Suffer In Heaven.
Suffer In Hell will be released globally on November 11, 2022, while Suffer In Heaven will arrive on March 17, 2023. Pre-order it here. Pre-order bundles include limited edition vinyl variants (only 500 produced) and a new merch line.
Today, the band has shared the video for "Forever Bloom," with the song featuring the late, great Trevor Strnad of Black Dahlia Murder. Watch + listen here.
"'Forever Bloom' is a fast-paced song with a whimsical edge to it, paying homage to some of our metal roots," says guitarist Stephen Rutishauser. "The video accompaniment should let you know that it isn't all evil and darkness in the world of metal. Of course, we were very grateful to have our friend Trevor feature on this song — RIP to a legend."
In other news, Chelsea Grin have teamed up with Shudder, which is the AMC Network's horror streaming platform hosting original, indie, and mainstream horror titles. Fans who pre-save and/or pre-add the new album Suffer In Hell will be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Shudder. Also, Shudder's new original film V/H/S 99 releases on October 20.
SUFFER IN HELL TRACK LISTING:
"Origin of Sin"
"Forever Bloom" (Featuring Trevor Strnad)
"Suffer In Hell, Suffer In Heaven"
SUFFER IN HEAVEN TRACK LISTING:
"Leave With Us"
"The Mind of God"
"Yhorm the Giant"
"Sing to the Grave"
"The Path of Suffering"
ABOUT CHELSEA GRIN:
Since forming in 2007, Chelsea Grin have released two EPs and five full-length albums, each of which has charted on Billboard, including 2018's Eternal Nightmare, 2016's essential Self Inflicted, and 2014's genre game-changer Ashes To Ashes. Always keeping the audience engaged, Chelsea Grin unleashe a unique onslaught of both technical and aggressive riffage.
CHELSEA GRIN ARE:
Tom Barber— Vocals
Stephen Rutishauser — Guitar
David Flinn — Bass
WAGE WAR SHARE "GODSPEED (STRIPPED)" VIDEO — WATCH
ACOUSTIC THEATER TOUR WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER SET FOR LATER THIS FALL
Florida hard rock quintet WAGE WAR — Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums] — have shared "Godspeed (Stripped)."
It's a slightly countrified and twangy version of the original, which appears on 2021's Manic. Ultimately, this version demonstrates the depth and breadth of the band's songwriting.
Watch the video here.
"'Godspeed' was one of our favorite songs off of Manic. As soon as we finished in the studio, we knew it need the 'Stripped' treatment," Wage War shares. "We always try to give each song its own unique style. Growing up in the South, the song naturally adopted a country flare. We hope everyone enjoys the first acoustic breakdown — that we know of."
The Stripped Sessions are coming soon. Sign up here for more info!
Wage War have piled up some impressive and numerous career highlights to date. They've gotten more than 580 total million streams; hit #10 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart (2019), while 2021’s Manic garnered more than 70M streams. Manic’s chart success included Billboard's #5 Digital; #8 Hard Music; and #12 Rock. Wage War has earned press raves from the get-go, with kudos from Revolver, Loudwire, Kerrang!, Alternative Press, American Songwriter, Rock Sound, Modern Drummer, and 2021 covers from Kerrang! and UPSET.
Wage War return to the road this December on the A Day to Remember acoustic theater tour. All dates are below.
WAGE WAR ON TOUR:
WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER:
11/28 — North Charleston, SC — North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/29 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
12/1 — Charlotte, NC — Ovens Auditorium
12/2 — Atlanta, GA — Coca Cola Roxy
12/5 — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
12/7 — Rochester, NY — Kodak Theatre
12/8 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met
12/9 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theater
12/11 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit
12/12 — Chicago, IL — Chicago Theater
12/13 — Memphis, TN — Cannon Center
12/14 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
12/16 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Broward Center
12/18 — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theater
12/19 — Orlando, FL — Dr. Philips Center
WAGE WAR ARE:
Cody Quistad – Lead Vocals + Rhythm Guitar
Briton Bond – Lead Vocals
Seth Blake — Lead Guitars
Chris Gaylord — Bass
Stephen Kluesener — Drums
SUPER DELUXE BOX-SET
OF THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS: 1984 -1987
TO BE RELEASED ON 28th OCT IN UK/EU
AND 25TH NOV IN USA/CA.
WATCH A NEW HD VERSION OF THE VIDEO
‘CIRCLE OF THE TYRANTS’ & PRE-ORDER HERE - https://celticfrost.lnk.to/dansemacabrePR
Over the course of little more than three years between 1984 and 1987, Celtic Frost established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. ‘Danse Macabre’ brings together the band’s recordings from those years, capturing their boundary-pushing ambition and creative zeal.
On paper, the story of Celtic Frost’s early years is as unlikely as it is extraordinary: a tale of how teenagers from rural Switzerland, at once audaciously ambitious and ferociously uncompromising, took heavy metal into new, exciting and unquestionably extreme territory. That they did so in the face of adversity at almost every turn makes this story even more incredible.
From its very inception mid-way through 1984, following Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain’s decision to dissolve Hellhammer, Celtic Frost set out to give expression – both musically and aesthetically – to a uniquely extreme artistic vision which the pair delineated in forensic detail in a document which was presented to Noise Records, with whom Hellhammer had released ‘Apocalyptic Raids’, in order to demonstrate to the label that their new band was a viable project.
Convinced, Noise asked Celtic Frost to record a mini-LP, even though that hadn’t formed part of Warrior and Ain’s concept document. Undeterred, and propelled by a burning urgency, Celtic Frost set out to write and record a full length LP in a matter of a few months. ‘Morbid Tales’ was recorded with Horst Müller in Berlin and was unlike anything else. Intensely heavy, nuanced and experimental, the record was a radical musical statement of intent; a stunning synthesis of Warrior and Ain’s disparate influences. From the furious opening riff of ‘Into The Crypts Of Rays’ through to the avant-garde experimentation of ‘Danse Macabre’, ‘Morbid Tales’ heralded the arrival of Celtic Frost as a profoundly unique and uncompromising band.
New Yorker Reed St Mark joined Celtic Frost as a permanent member in February 1985, replacing session drummer Stephen Priestly, and the trio recorded the ‘Emperor’s Return’ EP in April ‘85, at Noise’s request. Featuring the first recording of the essential ‘Circle Of The Tyrants’, the EP is a solid snap shot of the sheer fanaticism that was the lifeblood of Tom and Martin in particular.
‘To Mega Therion’ was Celtic Frost’s next album, recorded in September ‘85. Due to personal difficulties, Martin was not in the band at that point, and so bass duties for the recording were carried out by session player Dominic Steiner. Martin’s absence also meant that Tom was responsible for the music and virtually all of the lyrics. But despite difficult circumstances, the resulting album, however, was a triumph. Replete with iconic cover art by HR Giger, ‘To Mega Therion’ imposes its dark majesty from the off with the orchestral bombast of ‘Innocence And Wrath’, before launching into the savagery of the hook-laden ‘The Usurper’. Daring, dark and superlatively heavy, ‘To Mega Therion’ is a sophisticated expression of Celtic Frost’s inherent drive to eschew genre limitations and, instead, define art on their own terms.
Martin Ain was soon brought back into the fold and a few songs from ‘To Mega Therion’ were re-recorded and remixed with Harris Johns, emerging as the excellent sounding ‘Tragic Serenades’ EP. It, and Celtic Frost’s previous releases, increasingly received critical acclaim, which emboldened the band to take more risks, to push the boundaries of heavy music even further with their next album.
Recorded in Hanover at the start of 1987, ‘Into The Pandemonium’ was not an easy album to make; the band’s experimental ambitions often at odds with their label’s concerns. But, despite these obstacles, the band defended their artistic vision and the result is an astonishing piece of avant-garde art. The album’s experimentation is still striking today, challenging how we perceive heavy music and what it means to take music risks. Only Celtic Frost could create an album which kicks off with a singular cover of a New Wave song (Wall Of Voodoo’s ‘Mexican Radio’) and immediately follow it up with the mournful tragedy of ‘Mesmerized’.
‘Into The Pandemonium’ was the last recording made by this era of Celtic Frost, bringing to an end a period of incredible creative and artistic growth over what was a remarkably brief period of time. That the teenagers who recorded ‘The Third Of The Storm’ and ‘Triumph Of Death’ for the Hellhammer EP would, despite constant turmoil, be recording the jaw-dropping ‘Rex Irae’ just three years later is astonishing.
‘Danse Macabre’ captures the radical ambition and evolution of Celtic Frost from 1984 through to 1987. In addition to the albums ‘Morbid Tales’, ‘To Mega Therion’ and ‘Into The Pandemonium’, the 7 marble colour vinyl box set also includes the ‘Emperor’s Return’, ‘Tragic Serenades’ and ‘I Won’t Dance’ EPs, along with ‘The Collectors Celtic Frost’ compilation, a 7” of ‘Visual Aggression’ and a cassette of rehearsals recorded at the band’s Grave Hill Bunker. A 12” x 12”, 40 page book, brings together photography – some previously unseen – from the era and brand new interviews with Tom Gabriel Warrior and Reed St Mark. A Heptagram USB drive contains MP3 audio of all the albums, including bonus tracks. A Danse Macabre woven patch, a double sided poster, and a Necromaniac Union fan club enamel badge complete the set. ‘Danse Macabre’ is also available as a 5 CD box set, with 40 page book, badge, poster and patch.
THE LP BOX SET INCLUDES
(1LP red & black galaxy vinyl)
(1LP gatefold Silver & black swirl vinyl)
(1LP gatefold on orange and beige galaxy vinyl)
(Back on vinyl for the first time in 37 years. Green & black galaxy)
(12” EP on pink and black swirl vinyl)
(12” EP, back on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. White & black swirl vinyl)
(12” single, back on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Marble vinyl with silk screen print on Side B)
(7” single with new artwork and on grey vinyl)
(Four track rehearsal demo cassette from 1984)
THE CD BOX SET INCLUDES
(Full album, remastered)
(Full album plus Tragic Serenades bonus tracks, remastered)
(Full album plus I Won’t Dance bonus tracks, remastered)
(Full EP plus bonus tracks, remastered)
(1984 rehearsal tracks)
A very limited edition Glow In The Dark vinyl variant edition of the LP box set will be available via EMP and Nuclear Blast online. This is limited to 1000 units.
ACCEPT will be touring the U.S. for the first time in 10 years. The Accept show will leave nothing but huge smiles on the faces of the fans seeing it. The secret to the Accept's eternal youth is: they all love what they are doing! Other bands might need lots of pyro and lights, Accept's power comes from: three extremely strong guitarists a bad-ass vocalist, and a rhythm section that hits you right in the chest. Accept is in absolute top form. Fans can expect a diverse set-list of new and classic tracks plus mega-hits "Balls To The Wall", "Princess Of The Dawn", "Fast As A Shark", and many more.
As part of the "Too Mean To Die" Tour ACCEPT announces their Meet and Greet VIP Experience. Fans will get priority access to photos with the band, exclusive gifts, and more! "We can’t wait to hit the stage and are excited to announce the official ACCEPT VIP Experience. We’d love to see you and get to meet you before the show, take pictures, and sign your favorite items! Stay well, keep on rocking, and see you backstage!” VIP Experiences can be purchased from www.ACCEPTworldwide.com.
Last year ACCEPT released their critically acclaimed 16th studio album Too Mean To Die which landed them on the top of the charts [#1 - USA Hard Music #2 - Germany #3 - UK (Rock) etc.]. Now the metal legends are coming back to the states poised to kick off their headlining "Too Mean To Die - Tour North America 2022" this fall to cement the band´s reputation as one of the best hottest and most proficient live acts ever. Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann comments: "After two difficult years, we are very much looking forward to returning to the USA and playing in front of our American friends again. Let’s rock out and have a great Accept metal party with all of you headbanging metal veterans out there!"
"Too Mean To Die - Tour North America 2022" dates w/ Accept
Sept. 29 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 1 - Houston, TX - The Concert Pub North
Oct. 2 - Fort Worth, TX - Rail Club
Oct. 4 - San Antonio, TX - The Espee Pavilion
Oct. 5 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse
Oct. 7 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Coach House
Oct. 8 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go-Go
Oct. 9 - Las Vegas - Vamp'd
Oct. 11 - Denver, CO - The Venue
Oct. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Ballroom
Oct. 14 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theater
Oct. 15 - Westland, MI - The Token
Oct. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Theater
Oct. 18 - Vineland, NJ - Landis Theater
Oct. 20 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak
Oct. 21 - Patchogue, NY - Stereo Garden
Oct. 22 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Theater
Oct. 23 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall
Oct. 25 - New York City, NY - The Gramercy
Oct. 26 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Oct. 27 - Harrisburg, PA - XL Live
Oct. 29 - Columbus, OH - King Of Clubs
The band which includes guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann has defined the international genre since they formed in Solingen Germany in 1976 reigning as one of the most important German rock bands in the 80s alongside the Scorpions while also influencing bands such as Metallica Slayer Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden.
Wolf Hoffmann - guitar
Mark Tornillo - vocals
Uwe Lulis - guitar
Philip Shouse - guitar
Martin Motnik - bass
Christopher Williams - drums
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases First Single/Video, “Emergency,” From Upcoming New Studio Album Universal; Preorders Available
“Emergency” is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album, Universal, set for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records. The album’s first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Comments MICHAEL SCHENKER, “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythms but catchy at the same time. It's fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and keep on rocking.”
View MSG’s “Emergency” video at THIS LOCATION.
Listen, stream, or download the track HERE.
Universal will be available as a CD digipak (including two bonus tracks), Earbook (CD including two bonus tracks), on vinyl, and digitally. Find preordering options at THIS LOCATION.
Universal Track Listing:
2. Under Attack
3. Calling Baal
4. A King Has Gone
5. The Universe
6. Long Long Road
7. Wrecking Ball
8. Yesterday Is Dead
9. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
11. Au Revoir
CD + Earbook Bonus Tracks:
11. Turn Off The World
To celebrate the release of Universal, as well as SCHENKER’s 50th anniversary of recording, MSG will embark upon an extended US tour this Fall. The trek will run from September 27th through November 6th. Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.
MSG w/ Eric Martin, Images Of Eden:
9/27/2022 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
9/28/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
9/29/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2022 Saban Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/02/2022 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
10/06/2022 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/07/2022 Des Plaines Theater – Des Plaines, IL 1
0/08/2022 Arcada Theater – St. Charles, IL
10/09/2022 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
10/11/2022 The Art Theater – Hobart, IN
10/12/2022 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/14/2022 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
10/15/2022 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/16/2022 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/17/2022 Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA
10/19/2022 The Vault – New Bedford, MA * MSG only
10/20/2022 Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
10/21/2022 Cabot Theater – Beverly, MA
10/22/2022 Sony Hall – New York, NY
10/23/2022 Newton Theater – Newton, NJ
10/25/2022 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
10/26/2022 Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA
10/27/2022 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images Of Eden:
10/29/2022 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
10/30/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
w/ W.A.S.P., Armored Saint:
11/02/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/03/2022 Concrete Street Pavilion – Corpus Christi TX
11/04/2022 Eaton Arena – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
11/06/2022 Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK
MSG US Tour 2022 Lineup:
Michael Schenker * Ronnie Romero * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf
Few rock guitarists on this planet have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as MICHAEL SCHENKER. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas, and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, MICHAEL SCHENKER is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt, Germany began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O., and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (otherwise known as MSG), Temple Of Rock, and MICHAEL SCHENKER Fest. SCHENKER and his career, which has spanned more than five decades, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.
MSG’s Universal will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs, and inspiring solos. As fans have come to expect, SCHENKER has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.
Michael Schenker – lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – vocals
Bodo Schopf – drums
Steve Mann – keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – bass
Photo by Tina Korhonen