Monday, 29 February 2016
Hailing from the Emerald Isle, North Clare Dark Ambient Alchemists FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA are set to release their new ep ‘The Fenian Ram’ on April 29th via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
FTBOA's latest offering 'The Fenian Ram' pays homage to Liscannor born engineering legend John P Holland - the man who invented the submarine. It features guest Sean-nós style vocals from Stíofán De Roiste/Celtachor as well as a rework of the late Micho Russell song ‘The Ballad Of John P Holland’.
'The Fenian Ram' track listing: 1. Fenian Ram (feat. Stíofán De Roister) 2. The Ballad Of John Philip Holland (feat. Micho Russell)
'The Fenian Ram' will be available in digital format as well as on cassette tape (strictly limited to 50) - preorder the release HERE.
To coincide with the release date of the ep, FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA will be curating the ‘RoadBurren Fleadh’ one day festival in The Burren Storehouse @ the Roadside Tavern - Lisdoonvarna, County Clare in Ireland on 30th April.
The event will showcase some of the best metal bands and alternative electronic artists in the country along with short documentaries on the independent Irish music scene from film maker John Mulvaney.
This will also be the band’s first ever hometown headline performance. The line up for this event is completed by Dark Ambient / Drone artist RUAIRI O’BAOIGHILL, black metallers MORTINCHIA, Galway’s post metalcore outfit ILLENKUS, Dublin folk metal warriors CELTACHOR and Burren native Electroacoustic Soundscapes artist BARRY DILLION.
From The Bogs Of Aughiska live:
04 Mar Cork (IRE) - Fred Zepplins 05 Mar Galway (IRE) - Roisin Dub 30 Apr Lisdoonvarna (IRE) - Roadburren Fleadh festival
Blind Channel is a young and hungry 'violent pop' band from Oulu, Finland. The band has gained a lot of attention with their energetic live performances and their modern angle to international mainstream rock music.
Last year Blind Channel shocked audiences and medias around the world when they released a "violent pop cover" of Ed Sheeran's blockbuster "Don't."
Now, in february 2016 they rewarded their fans' wait with the first new single from their debut album. The single "Darker Than Black" was released byt the finnish label Ranka Kustannus. The song was produced by finnish hitmaker Jonas Olsson and mixed by swedish expert Jens Bogren.
Blind Channel comments on the new single: "What follows when you combine a young and energetic boy band with a skillful pop producer and renowned mixing wizard? The answer is: a damn good violent pop tune. Both the song and the video give you a heads-up of what's coming. We're gonna hit you with an international and catchy - yet approachable violent pop album."
They've played Finnish big festivals in Provinssirock, Ilosaarirock, Qstock & Nummirock where they won the Wacken Metal Battle in Finland so they also played their first gig ever abroad in the world's biggest metal festival in Wacken Open Air in Germany to about 10.000 people. Soon after that Blind Channel performed at the massive Sziget Festival in Budapest [HU]. The band have also played hundred of sweaty club gigs including the support gigs with huge bands like Enter Shikari [UK] and Machinae Supremacy [SWE].
Last year Blind Channel has been busy touring around Europe, and next fall they're heading to Norway to perform at The Edge Nordic -festival with bands like Sylosis, Adept, We Butter The Bread With Butter and Eskimo Callboy.
BLIND CHANNEL live dates:
30.04.2016 - Bar 15, Seinäjoki, FIN 07.05.2016 - Kerubi, Joensuu, FIN 12.05.2016 - Henry's Pub, Kuopio, FIN 13.05.2016 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FIN 14.05.2016 - On The Rocks, Helsinki, FIN 20.05.2016 - Rummer's Club, Oulu, FIN 9.-10.09.2016 - The Edge nordic, Bergen, NOR
DROWNING POOL today have debuted a new music video for their hit single "By The Blood" exclusively via Loudwire.com. Directed by Daniel Wanghorn of Toaster in the Tub Productions, this is the first video we've seen since the band released their all new LP earlier this month. "By The Blood" can be heard in heavy rotation on SiriusXM's Octane channel.
Drowning Pool also just announced a string of headlining tour dates. Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed are serving as support.
Drowning Pool released Hellelujah on February 5, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The band tapped renowned artist Brian Mercer (CHRIS CORNELL, LAMB OF GOD, HIGH ON FIRE) to design the cover art. Hellelujah is the follow up to Resilience, released in 2013. This time the band worked with producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL) at the helm.
Drowning Pool have beaten the darkness and now they celebrate life on life’s terms. The core trio of C.J. Pierce (guitar), Stevie Benton (bass) and Mike Luce (drums) mine hardship, struggle and disappointment to emerge victorious each time, crafting empowering hard rock anthems. Drowning Pool songs conjure emotions that deeply connect with those who persevere against the odds and sacrifice to survive, and their music transcends boundaries of race, class and lifestyle as well, resonating with people from all walks of life who look to music to get them through life’s challenges.
Jasen Moreno’s powerful vocals enabled him to quickly master Drowning Pool’s dense catalog when he became the band’s frontman in 2012. From his reverent delivery of the late Dave Williams mosh-pit ready lyrics in the ubiquitous signature hit "Bodies” to his powerful take on Top 5 Active Rock hits like “Step Up” from Desensitized (2004), “37 Stitches” from Full Circle (2007), and “Feel Like I Do” (Drowning Pool, 2010).
Berlin-based electronic-rock duo BULLET HEIGHT, featuring Sammi Doll of IAMX and Jon Courtney of Pure Reason Revolution have launched a lyric video for their addictive new single, "Bastion." Directed by Valquire Veljkovic, the video can be seen here:
BULLET HEIGHT offered the following insight on the lyric video: "Working with Valquire Veljkovic was great. He was inspired by different glass shards in front of the lens to create live effects - He had so many ideas, it was brilliant to work with someone who understood the importance of introducing us visually for the first time as a new band. He really grabbed the right tone and vision while keeping the distinction between lyric and music video."
The single, "Bastion" is currently available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, via Superball Music.
On the formation of the group, John previously commented: "I left London, moved to Berlin, rented a dirt-cheap room in an old DDR building & started battering out the music that would go on to become Bullet Height. I wanted to create something darker & heavier than ever before – I’d always written & produced in the past under no creative constraint & that has continued with this new band. From the first vocal session with Sammi I knew we were onto something…Superball caught wind of things…now here we are!"
Sammi added: "Jon and I met through producer Tom Bellamy at a dirty rock bar in Berlin on Halloween. He was looking for someone to collaborate on his new music, we met up a few days later and it became clear that this would turn into something much bigger than expected. It was exactly the release I needed at the time and became a bit of personal therapy."
Chilean artist, Catalina, recently released her debut LP “In The Midst Of A War” and now she has just launched her brand new website CatalinaMusic.net. We encourage you to share the new site with your followers!
Catalina’s passion-filled full length was recorded at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, NY and since its release has been well received. The album features 11 diverse tracks. You can stream the album HERE. Catalina will be announcing several dates in the tri-state area soon.
1. Lips Whisper 2. Smoky Mountains 3. Vibrations 4. Poor Boy 5. No More 6. Overwhelm Me 7. Young 8. Kiss Of Revenge 9. Let It Flow 10. Keep Up (Let Me See) 11. Nightmares
Catalina is a Chilean singer/songwriter based out of the area of New Haven, CT. Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Catalina began singing and performing when she was 5 years old and songwriting at the age of 12. Today, Catalina has greatly developed her craft and it is seen reflected through her powerful, vocal prowess, soulful writing and overall soundscape creations. She manages to intertwine and compliment a potluck of genres that she is influenced by, thus making her own style of music rooted in pop, soul and blues. The molding of these different sounds showcases her versatility, musicianship and artistry. This upcoming artist has played at venues such as The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, the Millennium Music Conference in PA, and at the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival in Gatlinburg, TN, where she won the Band Playoff in 2014. With 3 EP releases under her belt, Catalina is ready to share her debut full-length album to continue furthering her career and her reach across the United States.
San Antonio, Texas - LifeLike recently released their music video for "Turn the Pages," which is their newest song from their Self-Titled EP. The video, which originally premiered with Revolver, was directed and edited by Zack Williams and Carlos Delgado. Following the band through Austin, Texas, the camera catches the members of LifeLike roam the streets, find good eats, and hang out with some close friends before one of their shows at the Dirty Dog Bar. The music was engineered by Cory Brunneman. Watch LifeLike's "Turn the Page" Music Video Below:
The song represents us bridging a gap and creating something we all grew up listening to at different periods of our lives. The audience will hear signs of old school metal riffs with a mix of nostalgic Pop-punk choruses. - Chris (LifeLike)
Sunday, 28 February 2016
“First Light marks a new beginning for Day Old Hate. Before we seemed to be stuck in a rut of bad habits and even worse luck, but this EP represents us reaching the end of that period in a kind of ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ scenario,” remarks Oliver Swift, vocalist of the Leeds anthemic rock quintet, on their newly released sophomore EP. Born from the same musical genepool as fellow countrymen Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis and Young Guns, Day Old Hate – completed by guitarists Ben Fletcher and Will Smith, bassist Josh Flynn and drummer/backing vocalist Ed Dennis - load their songs with roaring, satisfyingly chunky rhythmn guitar, bursts of sparkling lead guitar toplines and soaring vocal refrains that feel instantly familiar, in the best way possible.
“We wanted to write better songs then we ever had before,” says Swift of First Light’s creative inception; “Making brave decisions and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone was a must; it was an intense experience - we pushed ourselves to write the best Rock record we could. Overall, it feels like a more authentic representation of Day Old Hate than anything that’s come before.”
Discussing the outlook of Day Old Hate, Swift states: “A lot of people don’t understand what being in a band and creating music is about. Many think a band is just a group of guys who aspire to be celebrities, but we do this because we are a strong group of friends who love to make music, and because the feeling of people singing lyrics you wrote back at you is better than anything.” On the evidence of Day Old Hate’s newest release, the amount of people singing Swift’s lyrics back at him and his bandmates is going to be on a steady increase.
Day Old Hate ‘First Light’ Track Listing:
1. First Light 2. Secrets 3. Fifteen 4. Minutes, Hours, Days 5. Don’t Chase Me
Currently Confirmed Live Dates:
Feb 15th- Newcastle, Head of Steam Feb 16th- Manchester, Factory Feb 17th- Norwich, B2 Feb 18th- High Wycombe, Phoenix Bar Feb 19th- London, Black Heart Feb 20th- Leeds, The Key Club
Farmville, VA - Blood Of The Martyrs is pleased to see the release of their brand new album entitled Endgame, which will serve as the band’s follow-up to the 2013 release Completionist. that was produced by Andreas Magnusson (Oh Sleeper, Haste The Day, Impending Doom). The band will be hosting an AMA on the /r/metalcore subreddit Tuesday at 7 PM ET.
“With this CD we really strived to step out of our comfort zone and progress as musicians. We are very happy with how everything turned out and wrote this album with the hopes that we can reflect back on it years down the road and still be proud of it.” - Bobby Huotari (Bass)
Blood of the Martyrs - "Endgame" (Full EP stream)
About Blood Of The Martyrs:
Blood of the Martyrs formed in late 2007 and underwent numerous transformations throughout its lifetime. They have garnered a reputation as one of the hardest working and most professional DIY acts in heavy music, having over 600 shows under their belt and now a three professionally recorded releases. Endgame is the bands third Independent release and was recorded and produced by Andreas Magnusson in Richmond Virginia.
MINISTRY main man Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album recently. The self-titled offering, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso, will be released on April 15th worldwide. In support of the forthcoming album, Al has revealed a lyric video for new track, 'Tragic Alert'. Watch and listen over on YouTube:
Al commented: "I hope you enjoy this soundtrack to the New World Order...you should, y'all helped create it!"
Pre-order Surgical Meth Machine on Limited Edition Neon Pink Vinyl exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store: >a href="http://bit.ly/SurgicalMethVinyl">HERE.
The track list for 'Surgical Meth Machine' racks up as follows:
01. I'm Sensitive 02. Tragic Alert 03. I Want More 04. Rich People Problems 05. I Don't Wanna 06. Smash And Grab 07. Unlistenable 08. Gates Of Steel 09. Spudnik 10. Just Go Home 11. Just Keep Going 12. I'm Invisible
In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it's time to quit. I don't want to have John Bonham's kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that's just not my scene. So I just figured, 'All right, let's stop this. Let's do some other stuff.' And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band's name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It's not like we're gonna be on Top 40 radio and on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. [Laughs]"
He continued: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you've done for twenty years. So this is… It's kind of new stuff. It's pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it's a different level. It's like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record."
According to Jourgensen, the sound of SURGICAL METH MACHINE's debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. "There's a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don't give a fuck anymore", he said. "So I'm actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I'm crooning on some songs, I've got some pop songs on there, and then there's just brutal assault for the rest of it. It's a very dichotomous record, but it's me, and I'm acknowledging everything that's been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let's just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn't have a meat cleaver running."
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Photo credit Peter Nelson
As Southern Lord prepares for the March release of II -- the sophomore LP from eradicating, Chicago-based, death metal horde LIKE RATS, founded by members of Weekend Nachos -- its initial single has been expended through a premiere of the album's final track, "Grief Incarnate."
The song comes through an exclusive debut at Invisible Oranges and partner BrooklynVegan to infiltrate the masses on multiple levels, issuing, "Calling to mind their contemporaries in Black Breath, LIKE RATS turn their focus to offering their own furious hardcore-inflected version of the crushing death metal of the likes of Entombed, Obituary, and Death. 'Grief Incarnate' is a crusher of a riff-delivery device, a consistent head-bobber of the highest order."
Immerse yourself in the scourge of LIKE RATS' "Grief Incarnate" RIGHT HERE or HERE.
II will see release through Southern Lord digitally and on LP, and on CD titled as Like Rats compiling every filthy fucking note the band has ever recorded with twenty-two tracks in total. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
LIKE RATS Live:
4/30/2016 TBA - Milwaukee, WI w/ Disrotted, Northless, Lifes, Owlscry
5/01/2016 Downstairs - Chicago, IL w/ Disrotted, Staring Problem, Mexican Werewolf
Founded by members of powerviolence/grindcore kingpins, Weekend Nachos, with LIKE RATS the focus of the beatdown is much more heavily influenced by death metal with generous helpings of caveman swing, with a catastrophic end result one may imagine by crossing the old-school slaughter of Incantation, Celtic Frost and Obituary over with the modern devastation of the likes of Nails, Black Breath and Dead In The Dirt. The band's impending II sophomore LP surges with their most monstrous material yet, delivering eight new tunes with thirty-three minutes of pure savagery. Recorded by Andy Nelson (Dead In the Dirt, Harms Way), the Weekend Nachos crew has spawned an entirely different beast with LIKE RATS, and here lies the damaging proof.
Electric Citizen, the Cincinnati-based four-piece are confirmed as main support on the forthcoming 'Gypsy Caravan' tour which takes place across Europe during April & May 2016.
The band are also premiering the track 'Golden Mean' at REVOLVER MAGAZINE now.
The track is taken from the forthcoming album 'Higher Time' released, via the RidingEast label on May 6th in Europe & May 13th in North America.
Like its predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, etc.), and in search of an even more expansive feel, Laura, Ross and Brian traveled to mix the album alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN. The results speak for themselves. In Laura’s performance and in the multi-faceted approach of Ross alongside bassist Randy Proctor and drummer Nate Wagner, Electric Citizen branch out with stage-born assurance across a collection of definitive rock ‘n’ roll. It is a bold, complete sound that sacrifices nothing of the band’s on-stage energy and clearly demonstrates that while their progression has been quick, it’s been hard won the traditional way: They worked their collective ass off.
WOLFMOTHER 'GYPSY CARAVAN' EUROPEAN TOUR APRIL / MAY 2015
plus Electric Citizen .
08-Apr Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre 09-Apr UK, Manchester, Academy 10-Apr UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 12-Apr UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy 13-Apr UK, Leeds, O2 Academy 14-Apr UK, Nottingham, Rock City 16-Apr UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 17-Apr UK, Bristol, O2 Academy 18-Apr UK, Southampton, Guildhall 20-Apr UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 22-Apr Germany, Cologne, Palladium 23-Apr Germany, Weisbaden, Schlachtof 25-Apr France, Paris, le Trianon
26-Apr Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso 27-Apr Belgium, Brussels, AB 29-Apr Holland, Groningen, Oosterpoort 30-Apr Holland, Tilburg, 013 01-May Germany, Hamburg, Gross Freiheit 02-May Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle 04-May Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega 05-May Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller 08-May Italy, Milan, Alcatraz 09-May Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus 10-May Germany, Munich, Kesselhaus 11-May Austria, Vienna Arena 13-May Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 1
Reconstruction requires deconstruction. The institutions must be razed in order to clear space for the future to flourish. You tear down the old and build up the new. Filter founder, singer, guitarist, and producer Richard Patrick knows this dance well. It’s what established the group as a multiplatinum industrial alternative luminary, and it catalyzed their seventh full-length album, Crazy Eyes [Wind-up Records].
Following the arrival of their brash and urgent new single, "Take Me To Heaven" and album announcement via Billboard, Filter keep fans satisfied with news of a forthcoming US tour, "Make America Hate Again." Featuring Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High, the tour sees frontman Richard Patrick bring Filter's electric live show back to audiences across the country.
“Filter is the mind,” he exclaims. “It’s your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people’s unexplainable behavior and assess it, using sound. It’s a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it’s exactly the opposite of what’s popular. It’s not pretty. It’s not cute. It’s real.”
Crazy Eyes is due for release April 8, 2016 via Wind-up Records.
MORTIIS has teamed up with Metal Hammer UK for an exclusive advance stream of the new album ‘The Great Deceiver’ ahead of its release through Omnipresence on 4th March.
Stream "The Great Deceiver" here.
He comments: “We’re pleased to offer Metal Hammer UK our most enthusiastic contrafribularities for streaming our new album, and in advance let me just say that I'm anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have caused you such perambulation!”
‘The Great Deceiver’ is available to preorder now.
Preorder "The Great Deceiver" here.
Mortiis will be touring the UK in May:
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Released 5 February 2016 via Rude Records, The Distance I Am From You’ is Catch Fire’s bouncy debut. A posi pop-punk proposition formed earlier this year from the ashes of local heroes, Layby, guitarist Tim Bell declares enthusiastically: “We have a burning desire to write and play music. It’s really as simple as that. I don’t think any of us can see ourselves doing anything other than this.” The good news is, with their debut E.P The Distance I Am From You boasting bangers as infectious as lead single and future floor filler, ‘Bad Behaviour’, and the soaring, emo- tinged ‘Anaesthetic’, it’s not likely that the lads of Catch Fire (rounded off by vocalist Miles Kent, guitarist/ vocalist Neal Arkley, drummer Ash Wain and bassist Joseph Ryan Askew) will need to consider doing anything else, anytime soon.
Teaming up with rising European label Rude Records (Set It Off, Zebrahead, Blood Youth, Light Years, Knuckle Puck) for the release, the band are also making their mark on the touring circuit. Forthcoming dates include:
05.02.16 – Mansfield, Intake (Release Show) 06.02.16- Birmingham, House Show 07.02.16- Sheffield, Riverside 01.04.16- Manchester, Zoo 02.04.16- Wrexham, Rewind 03.04.16- Sheffield, The hop 04.04.16- Birmingham, Wagon & Horses
We would be remiss to not highlight that the Notts quintet do not take their name from The Hunger Games franchise. No, that would be daft. Rather, their moniker was inspired by guitarist Neal Arkley and his, ahem, hair colour. “Neal is ginger, and there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t verbally assault him for it” says Tim. “Neal walked into practice one day, and Ash said “Neal, I think your head’s caught fire”. That’s it. Band name sorted” Dubious nomenclature aside, Catch Fire are primed for an explosive year, with The Distance I Am From You the ideal
Catch Fire ‘The Distance I Am From You’ Track Listing:
1. Introspective Pt I 2. Bad Behaviour 3. Anaesthetic 4. Introspective Pt II
‘The Distance I Am From You’ released February 5th 2016. Get it now:
Sirens is the forthcoming new full-length from long-running Stockholm hardcore crust troopers, VICTIMS. Set for official detonation on April 15th via Tankcrimes Records, the band's first full-length since 2011's acclaimed A Dissident LP was tracked at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby (Dismember, At The Gates, Refused), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Iron Reagan, Nails, Integrity), and features the expected white-knuckled surges of angst as well as some more expansive elements throughout the album, all enshrouded in a barbed-wire vocal delivery, packed with unstoppable gang-chants and inescapable hooks.
In advance of its release today Decibel Magazine offers up opening track "Walls" for public ingestion. Notes drummer Andy Henriksson of the track, "It was one of the first songs we wrote for the album and its darkness set the tone for how the rest of the album would progress."
Witness "Walls" at THIS LOCATION.
As a precursor to the release of Sirens, VICTIMS will storm the West Coast North American populations on a short but punishing live trek. Running from March 24th through April 1st, the Swedish marauders will kick off the tour with two shows with Napalm Death and Melt Banana in Santa Ana and San Diego, then blaze a path north through Los Angeles, Oakland, Eureka, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Portland will get a double-dose of VICTIMS on this run as the band has been confirmed to join that city's appearance of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2016 with Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, and Tribulation on March 31st. VICTIMS is also confirmed for several European Summer festivals including Hellfest, Temples Fest and more, with additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
3/24/2016 Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana 3/25/2016 Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana 3/26/2016 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA 3/27/2016 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Brainoil 3/28/2016 VFW - Eureka, CA 3/29/2016 Black Water - Portland, OR 3/30/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA 3/31/2016 Roseland - Portland, OR @ Decibel Tour w/ Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation 4/01/2016 Astoria - Vancouver, BC 6/17-19/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR 6/02-05/2016 Temples Fest - Bristol, UK
To even the most pedestrian fan of d-beat hardcore/crust punk, VICTIMS is undeniably one of the genre's kings, their name as synonymous with the genre as Anti-Cimex, Wolfpack/Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, and the like. Through an exceptionally solid but not overcrowded discography since their 1997 inception, through labels like Havoc Records, Deathwish, Tankcrimes and more the band has yielded five prior LPs, and a variety of EPs, having shared platters on splits with the likes of From Ashes Rise, Kylesa, and Acursed. In the fourteen years that have passed since those early days of rehearsals in Nypan, VICTIMS has toured internationally, heavily focused on Europe and the US extensively. Along the way they've experienced highs and lows, seen lineup changes and personal tragedy, they've been robbed in Italy and hospitalized in the USA. They've also played with a host of great bands, touring with the likes of Coliseum, Rotten Sound, Trap Them and The Ocean, Municipal Waste, Black Breath, and countless others, and undoubtedly made some life-long friendships. Today, VICTIMS stands as one of the most respected bands of the underground punk and hardcore community.
Outspoken heavy metal purveyors INCITE have been very busy wrapping up their current European tour with Soulfly and King Parrot and gearing up for the impending release of their new album Oppression via Minus Head Records (April 22). The band is thrilled to add another conquest to their spring schedule - a full U.S. tour in support of headliners DevilDriver, also featuring Holy Grail and Hemlock. Beginning on April 27th in Las Vegas, NV, the tour will hit 17 cities before coming to an end in San Diego, CA on June 18th (the tour package takes a break mid-May). See below for all upcoming tour dates and get your tickets here.
Remaining INCITE European Tour Dates with Soulfly and King Parrot:
2/24 Dresden, Germany @ Scheune 2/25 Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy Club 2/26 Katowice, Poland @ Mega Club 2/27 Wroclaw, Poland @ Alibi 2/28 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof 3/1 Luxembourg @ Atelier 3/2 Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit 3/3 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje 3/4 Aarhus, Denmark @ The Train 3/6 Oslo, Norway @ John Dee 3/7 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser strand 3/9 Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi 3/10 Joensuu, Finland @ Kerubi 3/11 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glavclub 3/12 Moscow, Russia @ Yotaspace
INCITE U.S. Tour Dates with DevilDriver, Holy Grail and Hemlock:
4/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl 4/29 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 4/30 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 5/1 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 5/3 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre 5/5 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 5/6 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 5/7 Detroit, MI @ Harpos 5/8 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop 5/9 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts 5/10 Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN 5/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache 6/13 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon 6/14 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 6/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 6/17 Window Rock, AZ @ Window Rock Sports Center 6/18 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Of course, fans will be able to hear songs from INCITE's new album Oppression on the tour! Produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die) at Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, CA during the fall of 2015, Oppression will deliver a level of ferocity, groove, and darkened melody unlike ever before. The album features guest vocals from Connor Garrity of All Hail the Yeti and Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal.
Oppression is available for pre-order now via the INCITE Bandcamp page.
Rock Radio stalwart LOU BRUTUS has again been voted Best Nationally Syndicated Host in America by voters in the Rock Radio Awards sponsored by Radio Contraband.
Winners were announced Friday, February 12, 2016 during an awards ceremony at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Brutus was host of the event, opening the festivities with an original song dedicated to all of the nominees entitled "If I Don't Win My Award Tonight (You Can All Go F**k Yourselves)." He was backed on the tune by Houston, TX based band Hounds of Jezebel.
It was the third year for the Best Nationally Syndicated Host category and Brutus has won on each occasion. Jesse James Dupree, lead singer of the band of Jackyl as well as star of the television series Full Throttle Saloon, handed him the award. Other rockers at the ceremony included Pop Evil, Wolfmother, and Stitched Up Heart.
Upon accepting the award Brutus said, "The only thing that has ever truly mattered to me in life is music. Without music, life itself is impossible. People come and go, but a great song remains loyal to you forever. I have killed for music. I am willing to kill for it again."
LOU BRUTUS is renowned for his twenty years of national syndication hosting hardDrive and hardDriveXL, heard on over 100 radio stations in the United States and Europe,as well as his work on other national radio platforms. He has been the first to introduce listeners nationally to Slipknot, Sevendust, Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Halestorm, Godsmack, and countless other artists. Additionally, he is lead singer for the bands GRUMPY OLD PUNKS and DEAD SCHEMBECHLERS, as well as being a noted photographer.
This July, LOU BRUTUS will return as host of Rock Fest in Cadott, WI. The three day festival will feature Slipknot, Alice in Chains, Hollywood Vampires, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, and dozens of other bands. The producers of Rock Fest said, "We are honored to welcome Lou Brutus back to our stage. His listeners travel from all over the country to join him here and revel in his love of music. His decades of adventures in the Rock world have made him a living legend." Special Edition Brutus merchandise by Dirtbag Clothing will be available exclusively at the festival.
LOU BRUTUS is currently working on two books. The first is a coffee table book of his concert memorabilia collection entitled "One Man - Two Thousand Concerts: The Greatest F*cking Collection of Rock Show Sh*t in History". The second is a book of his adventures in music entitled "SONIC WARRIOR: My Life As A Rock and Roll Reprobate - Tales of Sex, Drugs, and Vomiting At Inopportune Moments". D4EO Literary Agency represents him in the book world.
International Industrial trio Army of the Universe has released their long anticipated Magic EP + Remixes. Featuring 3 original tracks, "The Magic", "Really?", and "Acid Flows", as well as remixes from Bass heavyweights Gosteffects and Deorro, The Magic includes a range of electronic flavors for both Industrial enthusiasts and dance music fans.
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The new Magic EP + Remixes by Army Of The Universe is a tasteful sampler to anticipate the band's upcoming album (summer 2016).
Army Of The Universe was founded in 2008 by Electronic Dance producer Trebla (aka Albert Vorne) and lead singer Lord K. In 2010, guitar player Dave Tavecchia joined the band and one year later Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Tweaker) co-produced their first album Mother Ignorance (Metropolis Records). Army Of The Universe’ sound is made of analog synths and blade guitars, speeding around the echoes of 80's vibes and 90's industrial, throughout the underground of Brit's school electronica, new wave and techno beats.
The band and their debut album Mother Ignorance have been considered one of the newest and most exciting surprises throughout both the industrial and rave scenes. Between 2011 and 2014 the band toured North America and Europe for over 80 shows, including several DJ set gigs, a mix of dark underground sounds with live vocal performances. In the meanwhile The Army released one more EP on Metropolis Records, Until The End followed by a second album, The Hipster Sacrifice, and a new single, "Uniforms", in 2014. Their experimentation also landed the band on Dim Mak Records for Kill The F* DJ EP and the single "PNKRZ!"
AUTHOR & PUNISHER, led by one-man industrial doom enigma, Tristan Shone, will haul its steel through the motorways of North America this Spring as direct support for Weedeater. Shone's latest excursion commences with the previously announced dates which run from March 14th and through April 3rdand include a performance at this year's edition of SXSW in Austin. The tour, presented by MetalSucks, picks up again on May 6th and will stretch through May 27th. Additional support will be provided by Today Is The Day and Lord Dying. No city is safe. The journey follows AUTHOR & PUNISHER's recent near-three-week march through Europe.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER w/ Weedeater, Today Is The Day, Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl - Atlanta, GA 3/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA 3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX * no Lord Dying 3/17/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX 3/18/2016 SXSW - Austin, TX 3/21/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM 3/22/2016 Club Red - Mesa, AZ 3/24/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA 3/25/2016 Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA 3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House - Oakland, CA 3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon - Portland, OR 3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC 3/29/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA 3/31/2016 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO 4/01/2016 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS 4/02/2016 Gabes - Iowa City, IA 4/03/2016 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN 5/06/2016 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC 5/07/2016 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC 5/08/2016 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN 5/09/2016 5th Quarter - Indianapolis, IN 5/11/2016 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI 5/12/2016 The Demo - St Louis, MO 5/13/2016 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA 5/14/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co - Rock Island, IL 5/15/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL 5/17/2016 Outpost - Kent, OH 5/18/2016 Pike Room - Pontiac, MI 5/19/2016 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON 5/20/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON 5/21/2016. Petite Campus - Montreal, QC 5/22/2016 ONCE Ballroom - Boston, MA 5/23/2016 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY 5/24/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA 5/27/2016 Hardywood Brewery - Richmond, VA
AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, "one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music," by Noisey, continues to tour in support of latest full-length Melk En Honing, released last year via Housecore Records. The record was listed among Decibel Magazine's Top 40 Albums Of 2015 and continues to astound listeners globally.
After leaving a career as a mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER's first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own "special brand of doom metal." Shone's high fidelity drone is thick and pulsating, laying a sonic lead blanket over your core, lingring only as long as it needs, regrouping or intensifying with pounding live rhythms and vocals. The sound builds up anxiously but always rewards with a hint of hope in the form of epic sonic phrases leaving you feeling exhausted but satisfied.
The custom devices that drive AUTHOR & PUNISHER begin mostly as big chunks of aluminum and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live. Shone's electromechanical arsenal and physical approach to live production become to heavy music what Survival Research Laboratories was to live, unscripted performance art.
All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him "immediate but mysterious," Stereogum described his "chilling, unrecognizable form," and NPR hails him as "a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders."
AUTHOR & PUNISHER's Melk En Honing is available now via Housecore Records. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
Stream Understand Exclusively at Exclaim! HERE
With the release of their sophomore album Understand [out 2/26/16]on the way, Alternative-Folk/Americana outfit Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars partnered with Exclaim! to give fans an exclusive first-listen at the album in full. Understand was produced by Anton Kellner and Nolan Perry, mixed and mastered by Nolan Perry. Here is what Anton Kellner had to say about the release:
"Understand is a dark journey into the unknown. A diary of sorts, tying together strands of daily struggles and emotions but from the outside-in...For once, nothing that I have written on this album is personal. They are all separate stories about real people and their drastic situations that I have witnessed over the years. This album was written entirely by me. No collaborations, no special guests. We took a lot of risks with it, and dared to step into stories that were outside our comfort level. We are very proud of the end result, and truly believe that this is simply "our album." - Anton Kellner
Coastal California is the home of singer/songwriter Anton Kellner, who performs with his band under the moniker "Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars". After touring the circuit for quite some time in his prior band Holding Onto Hope (Come&Live Records), Kellner released his successful debut album entitled You Were The Fire. The album was released on July 29th, 2014 and had much critical acclaim among the press & his fans. You Were The Fire was produced by Nolan Perry (The Mighty Fine), with additional mastering handled by Eric Boulanger (OneRepublic, Plain White T's). Kellner has landed 3 successful PR campaigns, extensive shows up & down the coast, two music videos, and numerous musical collaborations, such as with Louis Diller (HolyChild/Glassnote Records), Elle Puckett (Poema), Tim Brennan (June/Victory Records), Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday/The Color Fred). Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars' sophomore album, Understand, features Anton Kellner (vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, organ), Nolan Perry (bass), Josh Lucas (drums, percussion), and Scott Poley (pedal steel, additional electric guitar), with additional vocals by Sierra English.
Until Anton Kellner & The Lone Star's sophomore album Understandbecomes available on 2/26/16, head to Exclaim! to stream the tracks in full. Follow the band for updates, new music, and more.
01. Understand 02. Notions 03. Broke 04. Losing Your Blood 05. Should Be 06. Drive Me Down 07. It's Been a Lifetime
‘DAY ONE’ RELEASED FEBRUARY 26TH ON BETTER NOISE RECORDS/ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC
From Ashes To New have unveiled a sneak peak into the making of their latest single video for 'Through It All'. Watch it here:
Following the release of their debut EP ‘Downfall’, FROM ASHES TO NEW are set to release their debut album ‘Day One’ on Friday 26th February on Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music on.
‘Through It All’ is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album. Check out the main video here:
Tracklisting for 'Day One'
Land Of Make Believe Farther From Home Lost And Alone Shadows Through It All Face The Day Downfall Breaking Now Every Second Same Old Story You Only Die Once
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Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; the sextet features double front-men Matt Brandyberry (responsible for the relentless twisting verses) and Chris Musser (delivering razor edged vocals) and they are already dealing in the sort of arena-ready anthems that will make you want to kick your 9-5 into the middle of next week.
Fuelled by the monotony of dead end jobs in a small, post-industrial blue collar town, FATN have written a collection of gut mangling tracks blending rap, rock, metal and riffs to create a dynamic aural antidote to the modern life grind. “When we were recording the album, we were all holding down full time jobs,” explains Musser
“To put it bluntly, there’s a lot of ‘Fu*k you’ on this album,” laughs Brandyberry. “A lot of stuff about shitty relationships, about working hard for something and people telling you can’t do it, about never accepting that things are just ‘beyond you’. We’re not the cool band from LA or New York or any of those places, we’re six regular guys from a regular place but that is in our favor, not against us. We understand what it’s like.”
With a US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach already under their belt and a record deal along side some of the best known rock acts out there, From Ashes To New look set to take their message to a bigger stage they could have ever imagined.
Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new single titled "Sleeping Dogs" from his forthcoming solo LP. Artwork, created by Wylde and long-time collaborator John Irwin, is being revealed today along with 14-song track listing. "Sleeping Dogs" will also be available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately.
Pre-order Book Of Shadows II HERE.
Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II in UK/Europe/Australia/NZ on April 8th, 2016 via Spinefarm Records, his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favourite.
The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.
Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful stint on the 2016 Axes and Anchors Cruise, Wylde wasted no time in announcing a run of European dates for May 25th through June 19th in support of Book of Shadows II. The tour – including headline shows & festival appearances – will see Wylde perform music from his extensive catalogue and vast spectrum of hits, with full band accompaniment.
05.25 UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 05.26 France, Paris, Cabaret Sauvage 05.27 Netherlands, Haarlem, Philharmonium 05.28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier 05.29 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 457 05.31 Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus 06.01 Austria, Linz, Posthof 06.03 Poland, Lodz, Wytwornia 06.04 Czech Republic, Plzen, Metalfest Open Air 06.06 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska 06.07 Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornica Club 06.09 Italy, Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi 06.10 France, Grenoble, La Belle Electrique 06.11 France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer 06.13 Spain, Madrid, La Riviera 06.14 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Barts 06.15 Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27 06.17 Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting 06.18 Germany, Munich, Circus Krone 06.19 Germany, Nuremberg, Serenadenhof
Book of Shadows II Tracklist:
1. Autumn Changes 2. Tears of December 3. Lay Me Down 4. Lost Prayer 5. Darkest Hour 6. The Levee 7. Eyes of Burden 8. Forgotten Memory 9. Yesterday's Tears 10. Harbors of Pity 11. Sorrowed Regret 12. Useless Apologies 13. Sleeping Dogs 14. The King
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
DEVIL YOU KNOW have posted an official live video for the track 'Consume the Damned' online. The track is taken from the band's latest album They Bleed Red and was filmed during their tour with Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch last year.
The band were recently added to the line up for this years Download Festival on June 12th. Speaking about their appearance, guitarist Francesco Artusato commented: “DEVIL YOU KNOW are beyond excited to be kicking off our European summer tour with a performance at the legendary Download Festival. This is the very first time we have had the honour to perform there and we are coming with an arsenal of many new songs from our latest album, They Bleed Red, along with a few classics. It’s going to be intense, hot and sweaty so we hope to see you all there and want to meet each and every one of you. Lets party."
Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitars), John Sankey (drums) and Ryan Wombacher (bass/backing vocals) deliver a dense monstrosity of technical prowess and angst-ridden passion. A deep interpersonal understanding and an evolving camaraderie set the stage for the unique confidence behind They Bleed Red, the band’s ferocious follow-up which extinguishes any so-called 'sophomore slump' without mercy. It’s the sound of primal bloodlust. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed), They Bleed Red is a breakneck paced trip through DEVIL YOU KNOW’s broken psyche, struggles with anxiety, and ultimate triumph against adversity, all laid upon a foundation of high-level artistic achievement and vitriolic full throttle heavy metal fury.
They Bleed Red Official Track Listing:
1. Consume The Damned 2. The Way We Die 3. Your Last Breath 4. Stay of Execution 5. Break The Ties 6. Shattered Silence 7. Let The Pain Take Hold 8. Master of None 9. Searching For The Sun 10. How The End Shall Be 11. Broken By The Cold
12. Eye of The Tiger (Cover Track) 13. I Am Alive 14. We Live
'They Bleed Red' is available to order from Amazon Music UK and iTunes now - get your copy below:
Me Like Bees Debut "Tundraland" Music Video
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Indie rock quartet Me Like Bees has released an imaginative new music video for their single "Tundraland", off the upcoming EP There Will Be Time. The video follows a mischievous young pup (played by the band's vocalist Luke Scheafer) and his day on the town which results in some potentially serious consequences.
"We enjoy humiliating Luke, so we came up with the idea of putting him in a dog costume," says guitarist Pete Burton (who also plays the story's villainous dog catcher). "It was a pretty fun shoot! I pulled my hamstring though...it took like two weeks to heal. It was a bad pull!"
Me Like Bees worked with award-winning producer John Feldmann (5 Seconds of Summer, The Used, Panic! At The Disco) on There Will Be Time and will release the record on April 8th.
About Me Like Bees:
Me Like Bees is an American Indie Rock band hailing from the heart of Joplin, Missouri. Formed in 2009 the band has traveled thousands of miles and played hundreds of shows across the nation. By 2013, they released their first full-length record “The Ides” (LoveWay Records) produced by Jeff Smith (Never Shout Never, Trust Company, Carter Hulsey). The album received rave reviews by many internet media outlets. After competing against over 20,000 acts, the band won the 2014 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, earning them a shot to work with platinum producer John Feldmann (5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! at the Disco and of course Goldfinger). The subsequent EP that was recorded entitled There Will Be Time will be released independently on April 8th.
Madison, Wisconsin metallic pillagers LORDS OF THE TRIDENT have released their new Beyonce cover video for the song "Djiva", which was recorded for their latest covers EP titled "Re:Quests" released in December 2015.
Lords of the Trident vocalist Fang VonWrathenstein has checked in with the following comment:
"During the Kickstarter campaign for our last album, Frostburn, we offered the fans a pledge level that was "make Lords of the Trident play any song you want!" We received four pledges, and by far the most difficult pledge was a request to cover Beyoncé's Diva. Since we are a band that loves a challenge, we decided to not only cover the music, but also cover the music video as well! This is an (almost) shot-for-shot remake of the original Beyoncé music video. We hope you enjoy, or at the very least, are intensely weirded-out from the lengths we will go to for our fans. Oh, and why "Djiva", you ask? Because it's a djent cover of diva. Dj+iva!"
POP EVIL have announced a handful of new tour dates this week continuing their blitzkrieg in North America in support of their latest album UP. The band will be heading back on the road mid March on batch of headline dates with special guests DEVOUR THE DAY. Kicking off in Lincoln, NE at The Bourbon Theater, that will take them out to Fresno, CA on March 24th wrapping things up at Fulton 55.
The band will then head north to CANADA to embark on a week of dates with guests RED SUN RISING and SMASHING SATELLITES that will bring the band from Kamloops, BC all the way to Thunder Bay, ON. Next, the band will come back to The States for a stint down south before two key performances at WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE and FORT ROCK.
Finally, the band will then head straight out with ROB ZOMBIE and DISTURBED on a month long trek with highlighted stops at ROCK ON THE RANGE, CAROLINA REBELLION and ROCK FEST.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATES
POP EVIL's smash hit "Footsteps" was just nominated for an iHeartRadio Award in the Rock Song of the Year category. The third annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is set to air Sunday April 3, 2016 via Turner Entertainment’s TBS, TNT and truTV networks.
The band also won an award for peer voted "Best Independent Artist" at this year's Radio Contraband Awards. The award is a big accomplishment for a band who are vocal and proud to be on an indie label. POP EVIL recently debuted their new music video for their track "Ways To Get High," which is currently approaching NUMBER ONE at Rock Radio.
The track is the second official single to come from their latest full length UP, which was released this past summer. "This song is a chance to free your mind and express yourself in whatever mood you may be in," says frontman Leigh Kakaty. "Find your Shine!"
The video was directed by long-time collaborator Johan Carlén who has helmed the last handful of visually stunning music videos the band has released including "Trenches," "Deal With The Devil," "Torn to Pieces" and most recently their #1 single "Footsteps."
The band reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart for the fourth time in the band's career with their latest smash hit "Footsteps" and stayed there for a staggering 4 weeks last year. The single was not only the fastest charting single the band has to date, but was also the fastest independent record label single to go #1 at rock radio last year.
POP EVIL released UP on August 21, 2015 and saw the release land at #1 on the Billboard Indie Chart in the week of its release. The LP pulled in at #25 Billboard Top 200, #16 Overall and #3 Top Hard Music albums.
UP was released with some serious critical accolades. Blabbermouth called it "an album that will rock the socks (and other clothes, no doubt) off their fans." Huffington Post said the new LP "finds the Michigan band is in fine form." News powerhouse USA Today even recognized that Pop Evil have "become a familiar presence on rock radio" in a recent feature with vocalist Leigh Kakaty. POP EVIL released a flurry of tracks off their LP before its release. "Footsteps" led the charge with "In Disarray," "Dead In The Water" and "Ghost Of Muskegon" right behind it.
Photo Credit: Eric Cannon
Las Vegas indie rock 'n' roll three-piece The American Weather, recently signed to upstart Las Vegas record label Huntridge Records, is debuting a new song off their upcoming self-titled debut LP.
Stream "Pray" on Bandcamp. The track is also available on Spotify and iTunes.
The American Weather will be released digitally and on vinyl in May.
Mar 05 Bunkhouse Las Vegas, NV
Many words come to mind when trying to describe The American Weather, but few convey a more accurate representation than one in particular: Hungry With the members of this indie rock n' roll three-piece all having been born and raised in the old working class neighborhoods of Las Vegas, their unique sound is simultaneously reminiscent and current, much like the city in which they have spent years cutting their teeth together.
"It's always been Aaron, Kelso, and I. For as long as we've played music, the three of us have played together," says front-man and guitarist Anthony Krantz.
Having started their first musical endeavor before any of them had even started high-school, It's fair to say these boys have had a lot of time to develop the musical dynamic that only years of playing together really can. Between various dirty garages and dusty living rooms this group's organic garage-band upbringing shines in defiance of modern pop-culture's artificial and synthetic norm.
Simple, groovy, catchy, loud, but most importantly, real. The American Weather is the songwriting of Anthony Krantz, showcased by a powerhouse of a rhythm section featuring bassist Jaz Kelso and Aaron Golubic on drums.
About Huntridge Records:
Huntridge Records is an independent label from Las Vegas. It shares its name with the historical Huntridge Theater - a venue which fed youth a steady diet of rock n' roll throughout the 90s. The label intends to preserve that spirit by promoting local artists and releasing bands on vinyl.
Technical death metal icons ORIGIN have announced a new European tour that will be taking place throughout May, 2016. The event will be a treat for extreme metal fans, with a broad spectrum of heavy acts on board: fellow countrymen and partners in crime Immolation, headliner and black metal pioneers Marduk, as well as thrash metal sensation Bio-Cancer closing the line-up. Check below for the full 18-date routing, including nine countries!
ORIGIN commented on the tour: “Black? Death? Thrash? This tour has something to brutalize any taste and we are bringing it to every squalid corner of your continent! Its been over a year since ORIGIN has graced your shores and our ferocity has only heightened since then. Are you ready to Hail Space??”.
MARDUK + IMMOLATION + ORIGIN + BIO-CANCER & SUPPORTS
03.05.2016 (GER) Weinheim - Cafe Central 04.05.2016 (GER) Zwickau - Seilerstraße 05.05.2016 (BEL) Arlon - L'Entrepôt 06.05.2016 (GER) Essen - Turock 07.05.2016 (FR) Lille - Aeronef 08.05.2016 (UK) London - Incineration Festival 09.05.2016 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control 10.05.2016 (UK) Glasgow - G2 11.05.2016 (UK) Bristol - The Fleece 12.05.2016 (HOL) Arnhem - Luxorlive 13.05.2016 (HOL) Rotterdam - Baroeg 14.05.2016 (HOL) Amstelveen - P60 16.05.2016 (CH) Pratteln - Z7 17.05.2016 (ITA) Brescia - Circolo Colony 18.05.2016 (A) Innsbruck - Hafen 19.05.2016 (A) Wien - Szene 20.05.2016 (POL) Katowice - Mega Club 21.05.2016 (POL) Warszawa - Progresja
ORIGIN are among the leaders of metal's recent wave of extremity. Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, the group is considered to be one of the top, most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. Their latest offering "Omnipresent" is no exception. "A culmination of 15 years of technical death metal brutality that transcends definition" - states the band. And continues: "From light speed to absolute zero, it is a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe, to the darkest nether of the mind".
Touring in support of "Omnipresnt" is a technical metal feast, which has been proven during the band's most recent co-headlining shows across North America, with extreme metal heroes Krisiun. The upcoming Euro tour will be ORIGIN's second over the course of two years. In 2014 the band took over the continent with Aborted, Miasmal and Exhumed. Up till now, ORIGIN's impressive touring resume includes both Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Jason Keyser - vocals Paul Ryan - guitars/vocals Mike Flores - bass/vocals John Longstreth - drums
Iconic German metal trio RAGE have just completed a hugely successful tour of Europe as special guests to their label mates Helloween. A few days before the tour started, ‘My Way’, the band's brand new EP was released via Nuclear Blast. Now the long wait is over - RAGE are very happy to announce that their brand-new studio album titled ‘The Devil Strikes Again’ will be released on June 10th.
RAGE Bassist/Vocalist Peavy Wagner commented:
"Here comes RAGE's hardest record in years! The title says it all and we have captured the band's unique spirit of our classic works. The cover reflects the music - hard and straight!"
The album was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). The production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, whilst Dan Swanö (Marduk, Opeth, Dissection, Katatonia) took care of the mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany). The stunning cover artwork was created by Karim König.
It will be available as a 3CD Digi (limited to 1,000 copies), 2CD Digi, and 2LP (black, white). All editions contain six bonus tracks (incl. three cover versions of Rush, Skid Row, and Y&T). The 3CD Digi also features a bonus live CD from their latest European tour with Helloween and C.O.P. UK.
You can pre-order the Limited Edition 3CD Digibook here.
‘The Devil Strikes Again’ Tracklisting reads as follows:
01. The Devil Strikes Again 02. My Way 03. Back On Track 04. The Final Curtain 05. War 06. Ocean Full Of Tears 07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind 08. Spirits Of The Night 09. Times Of Darkness 10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
01. Bring Me Down 02. Into The Fire 03. Requiem 04. Bravado (Rush Cover) 05. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover) 06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)
Bonus Live CD TBA
01. The Devil Strikes Again 02. My Way 03. Back On Track 04. The Final Curtain 05. War 06. Ocean Full Of Tears 07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind 08. Spirits Of The Night 09. Times Of Darkness 10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
01. Bring Me Down 02. Into The Fire 03. Requiem 04. Bravado (Rush Cover) 05. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover) 06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)
2LP (Bonus Vinyl 45 RPM!)
01. The Devil Strikes Again 02. My Way 03. Back On Track 04. The Final Curtain 05. War
01. Ocean Full Of Tears 02. Deaf, Dumb And Blind 03. Spirits Of The Night 04. Times Of Darkness 05. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Side C (Bonus)
01. Bring Me Down 02. Into The Fire 03. Requiem
Side D (Bonus)
01. Bravado (Rush Cover) 02. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover) 03. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)
Peter ‘Peavy’ Wagner - lead vocals, bass Marcos Rodriguez - guitars, vocals Vassilios ‘Lucky’ Maniatopoulos - drums, vocals
MOTHER FEATHER have announced a hot and sweaty FREE intimate early evening show in London on March 16, 2016.
The New York outfit will get eyeball to eyeball at The Crobar in the heart of Soho, London as part of a whirlwind promotional jaunt and will be live from 6:00pm
Vocalist Ann Courtney comments:
"It's such an honor to have Daniel Carter and BBC Radio1's Rock Show be the first radio program to embrace Mother Feather. We’re so excited to be heading over to London to record at Maida Vale and give the Crobar a taste of New York City pop cock rock!"
16th LONDON – The Crobar 17 Manette Street, W1D 4AS
Check out the video for the title track from their full-length debut, Mother Feather here: metalblade.com/motherfeather
The video was directed, designed, and animated by Isaiah King. The song is available now on iTunes
The self-described 'pop cock rock' band has been building a loyal following in the late night New York rock scene through their explosive live show and have recently started making waves in the UK through numerous plays on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock show on BBC Radio 1 and others savvy media outlets.
Ann Courtney - Vocals Elizabeth Carena - Vocals & Keyboards Matt Basile - Bass Chris Foley - Guitar Gunnar Olsen - Drums
Mother Feather's self-titled debut will be released on Metal Blade on May 6, 2016
26-year-old french electro-metal artist and producer, THE ALGORITHM is thrilled to announce the ‘Brute Force’ tour, a 16-date headlining Canadian run. Presented by Metal Underground, the tour will run from May 13th to May 29th, and features support from Modern Day Babylon and Evolution. A full list of dates can be seen below.
THE ALGORITHM will be out in support of his forthcoming album, ‘Brute Force,’ which is set for release on April 1, 2016 via FIXT. Consisting of musical mastermind Remi Gallego, THE ALGORITHM delivers an impressively cohesive genre mash of metal, rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy, that has been deemed by some as “heavy computer music.” The single, “Floating Point” which Metal Hammer (UK) called a, “destructive medley of electro, metal and dubstep,” can be heard here.
Acclaimed world-wide, THE ALGORITHM received the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for “Best Underground Act” in 2013, has performed at key festivals including Download Festival (UK) and Big Day Out Festival (AU), and has toured alongside Enter Shikari, TesseracT, The Qemists, and more.
‘Brute Force’ Canada Tour Dates
w/ Modern Day Babylon, Evolution
05.13.16 - Vancouver, BC - 333 05.14.16 - Kelowna, BC - Knights of Columbus 05.15.16 - Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room 05.16.16 - Medicine Hat, AB - Kinplex Social Room 05.17.16 - Lethbridge, AB - Attainable Records 05.17.16 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos 05.19.16 - Regina, SK - The Exchange 05.20.16 - Winnipeg, MB - Bandwidth Theatre 05.22.16 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Asylum 05.23.16 - Guelph, ON - Dstrct 05.24.16 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks 05.25.16 - London, ON - Star Billiards 05.26.16 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe 05.27.16 - Toronto, ON - Coalition 05.28.16 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi 05.29.16 - Quebec City, QC - Source de la Martinière
‘Brute Force’ Track List:
1. Boot 2. Floating Point 3. Pointers 4. Brute Force 5. Userspace 6. Shellcode 7. Hex 8. Deadlock (feat. Igorrr) 9. Rootkit 10. Trojans (Hard Mode)
About THE ALGORITHM: Named after a method out of the field of cryptography to gain access to passwords, this album will work you until you open up. Delivered by an unhinged, humorous and abrasive mix of soundscapes, BRUTE FORCE is an impressively cohesive genre mash of metal , rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy.
‘BRUTE FORCE’ follows the groundbreaking records ‘Polymorphic Code’ and "Octopus 4," which redefined crossover music for the 21st century winning THE ALGORITHM the ‘Best Underground Act’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and creating huge demand for worldwide touring.
THE ALGORITHM Mastermind Remi Gallego and prodigious drummer Jean Ferry have teamed up live to turn THE ALGORITHM LIVE into a tour-de-force, destroying venues and stages across the globe with shows & tours all over Europe, Australia, Japan, Nepal, Israel and many more places to come.
3 Doors Down have revealed the official video for their latest single “In The Dark,” starring none other than RJ Mitte [Emmy Award®-winning Breaking Bad, Switched At Birth] and directed by the duo of Magnus Jonsson and Martin Landgreve of Gaucho Film [Azealia Banks].
“In The Dark” which is already Top 5 at Active Rock Radio, is the first single from the GRAMMY Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band’s sixth full-length offering, Us And The Night [Spinefarm Records], out in stores and digitally March 11. Pre-order it HERE.
Huge fans of the music, the star and filmmakers both jumped at the opportunity to work with the band. Now, the video showcases Mitte like you’ve never seen him before. He puts on his headphones, cranks some 3 Doors Down and what ensues is a bit unexpected - with a sexy twist.
On working with the band on the video and the video’s star RJ Mitte, directors Martin Landgreve & Magnus Jonsson commented: “To make music videos were The Gaucho boys' childhood dream, so to make a video for childhood idols 3 Doors Down is incredible. When Republic Records first reached out to us with this project, we called RJ Mitte right away! Explained the project, our idea for the song and he was ecstatic! Turns out RJ is a big 3 Doors Down fan himself, and told us a few memorable stories from his life that were defined by 3 Doors Down. RJ is a born actor, and probably the best we've worked with. He brings a lot to the table and he's just as cool and rock ‘n’ roll as 3 Doors Down themselves-couldn't have been a better choice for the role! Overall a kick ass song, with a fun and twisted video that leaves you wondering. Making this video was a great experience and everyone in and around the team was amazing!”
Echoing the directors’ love of the band, the video’s star RJ Mitte noted: “I had a great time filming this video, and it was great day of shooting with people I consider my friends. Doing music videos are like mini movie sets and you have to connect with the music as well as the director and the team behind the scenes in order to tell the story the way the band envisioned.
I think we have captured it with this video. I’ve always been a fan of the band so this was a great project to work on. I hope everyone enjoys the video, I can’t wait to see it all play out!”
“We came out of the gate with a song that’s really different for us,” says singer Brad Arnold. “We needed to match that with the video, and Magnus, Martin, and RJ brought that vision to life better than we ever could’ve imagined.”
Following 2011’s Time of My Life, which landed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and The Greatest Hits in 2012, the band continued its non-stop touring performing for audiences across the globe. Gearing up for Us And The Night the group recorded the album at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, TN with producer Matt Wallace [Maroon 5, Train, Faith No More] over the course of 2015. It nods to the spirit of their breakout debut with seasoned songwriting and the biggest and boldest songs of their 16-year career to date.
Us And The Night Tracklisting
1. The Broken 2. In The Dark 3. Still Alive 4. Believe It 5. Living In Your Hell 6. Inside Of Me 7. I Don’t Wanna Know 8. Pieces of Me 9. Love Is A Lie 10. Us And The Night 11. Fell From The Moon
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Thrash legends ANTHRAX are set to release their new album For All Kings this Friday, Feb 26th. In anticipation of the release, the band have just posted a new trailer discussing what it was like working and recording with their latest addition, lead guitarist Jon Donais. Watch as the guys explain all, here:
01. You Gotta Believe 02. Monster At The End 03. For All Kings 04. Breathing Lightning 05. Suzerain 06. Evil Twin 07. Blood Eagle Wings 08. Defend Avenge 09. All Of Them Thieves 10. The Battle Chose Us 11. Zero Tolerance
Pre-order limited edition formats of For All Kings HERE
'Evil Twin' can be purchased via iTunes, HERE.
Musically 'Evil Twin' is a full-on thrash-metal tune that blasts off with a raging guitar riff, accelerates expeditiously and is completely uncontrollable.
"Yeah, that opening riff is really evil", states the band's Charlie Benante. "We had done a lot of touring with DEATH ANGEL and EXODUS, so I was in a really thrashy state of mind when I starting writing the riffs for that song. I think along with Scott's lyrics and Frank's melodies, we came up with a really great, old school thrash metal feel."
...And as bassist Frank Bello puts it, "it's a song that begs to be played live".
Lyrically the track unapologetically denounces the self-righteous religious extremists who spread their bloody terror under the guise of a holy war.
You represent your discontent Slaughtering the innocent Insolence You're no martyrs
"I was very affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre as I have been with all of the shootings that have taken place at schools and movie theatres", said ANTHRAX's lyricist Scott Ian. "I can't figure out what would cause someone to think that was the right thing to do. 'I'll show the world, I'll make my God happy.' It's just such bullshit. I'm not bagging on religion, that's not my intent, but people who go to that extreme, who feel they have become judge, jury and executioner over their fellow man because you or I don't believe the same thing they do, I think that's the 'Evil Twin' of humanity. Writing words about that is my only catharsis."
Beginning in the autumn of 2014, ANTHRAX took their time in the studio recording the follow up to their Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed 2011 album, Worship Music. The band recorded around 20 original songs, almost twice as many as they had ever brought into the studio in the past. In terms of how the new music sounds, Bello states, "The thing about ANTHRAX...we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey's powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like ANTHRAX. I think we've done a really good job of that on the new album."
After reaching a new level of recognition with their last album Ride On and a position on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, gritty southern metal four-piece TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are back with their fourth full-length Carved Records album, Dark Side of Black, to be released on April 22, 2016. Embracing southern roots while exploring a heavier sound than ever before, Dark Side of Black achieves a murky, groovier feel while not straying too far from THC's tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.
Dark Side of Black was recorded at Boot Hill Studio in Corinth, TX and Valve Studios in Dallas, TX with producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan).
"Dark Side of Black is our heaviest album to date for sure," states THC vocalist Big Dad Ritch. "We've learned a lot having made four full-length albums prior. We're trying to use that knowledge we learned to make an album that can maintain what Ride On and Peacemaker bring to the table, yet we wanted it to lend itself more to the power that is the RED DIRT METAL of Rollin and Pride of Texas. So it feels like Pride meets Peacemaker. Top shelf THC meets bottom shelf liquor..."
Although TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are experts at their trade, recording Dark Side of Black wasn't easy at times. THC drummer Timmy Braun comments on his physical struggle while recording the album, having just recovered from a serious infection shortly beforehand. He feels, perhaps, that this struggle influenced his recording style overall.
"About Dark Side of Black, I have never had such a difficult time completing an album in my life," begins Braun. "I say that because my first session I had just got out of the hospital. It was difficult for me to walk let alone play a drum kit. After being in bed for literally two weeks I felt a bit out of shape. Then for the second session my hand was swollen to almost twice its size because of an injury! I couldn't make a fist let alone play a drum kit. However, I'm hoping the vibe I was able to create will have a special flavor that I wouldn't have been able to offer had my life been in order, per say. In other words, tough times make for better art!"
Guitarist Cord Pool adds, "Between tweaking our writing style and being influenced by personal things, Dark Side of Black leads the listener a step closer to the darker and heavier side of what we have to offer."
Dark Side of BlackTracklisting:
1. Angel Fall 2. Come Get It 3. Dark Side 4. Gods Are Angry 5. Hit It 6. Into The Wall 7. Knee Deep 8. Rise 9. Shakin' 10. Villain
Stay tuned for more Dark Side of Black information, tracks and videos coming soon from TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.
In celebration of the album's release, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will venture out on a U.S. headline tour with support from fellow Texas namesakes and natives Sons of Texas. The "Dark Side of Black" tour will begin its first leg on April 29th in Shreveport, LA and visit a total of 26 cities before ending at River City Rockfest on May 29th. The tour will include five spring festival stops (these will not include Sons of Texas). Before the tour, the band will perform two headline dates, one of which will act as their official album release party.
Tickets for the first leg of the "Dark Side of Black" tour go on sale this Friday, February 26th at 12:00pm ET via thcofficial.com. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Tour Dates:
Headliner w/ local support:
22-Apr - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep 23-Apr - Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway - Official Album Release Party
"Dark Side of Black" Tour w/ Sons of Texas:
29-Apr - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse 30-Apr - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Hell 1-May - Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park - Welcome to Rockville 3-May - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse at The International 4-May - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry 5-May - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club 6-May - Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards 7-May - Concord, NC - Rock City Campgrounds @ Charlotte Motor Speedway - Carolina Rebellion 8-May - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's 10-May - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs (NO Sons of Texas) 11-May - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance 12-May - Manchester, NH - Jewel Nightclub 13-May - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall 14-May - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop 15-May - Louisville, KY - Trixie's Tiger Room 18-May - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe 19-May - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center 20-May - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory 21-May - Columbus, OH - MAPFRE Stadium - Rock On The Range 22-May - Libertyville, IL - Austin's Fuel Room 24-May - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird 25-May - Omaha, NE - Chrome Lounge 26-May - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's 27-May - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater 28-May - Pryor, OK - Catch The Fever Festival Grounds - Rocklahoma 29-May - San Antonio, TX - One AT&T Center Parkway - River City Rockfest