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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Drowning Pool Announce Tour Dates Supporting "Hellelujah"



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DROWNING POOL have announced a string of headlining tour dates serving as the first wave of support for their forthcoming LP. Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed will serve as support. "We're beyond excited to finally get out on the road in support of our new LP," says guitarist CJ Pierce. "We know Drowning Pool fans are eager to hear new music live, they'll definitely get that and more at these live shows!"

The band recently debuted a third new song titled "Hell To Pay," exclusively via Revolver Magazine. "It's about the futility of regret," says vocalist Jasen Moreno. "It's about the danger in second guessing yourself. It's about battling depression. It's about closure."

The band released their hit single "By The Blood" last month and it continues to rise up the Active Rock Radio chart as well as SiriusXM's Octane channel. A lyric video can be seen below.

Drowning Pool will release 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 will be 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 will also be performing at the 2016 NAIRMA AWARDS taking place January 22nd at The Yost Theater in Anaheim, CA. The award show is just one of many events surrounding the annual NAMM Convention.

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).

New Note to Self Music Video Shines Light on Mental Disorder

Post-hardcore group Note to Self explore the pitfalls of living with OCD in their new music video "Akrasia". Premiering today at Revolver Magazine, the video makes use of frantic, black and white cinematography and was directed by Marcus Eden at the Painted Tiger Warehouse.

"We wrote this song to give people insight to what it's like to live with a mental disorder," says vocalist Albert Schweizer "Being diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder myself, I know how alone a person can feel. It's hard for people to understand what we go through every day. This is our way of saying you are not alone, we understand."

"Akrasia" (defined as the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgement through weakness of will) is available on the band's new EP Agony Complete via iTunes. The record, which was produced by Matt Good who recently worked on The Word Alive's upcoming release, helped the group land a deal with Powerline Management (also representing Asking Alexandria, From First to Last, Eyes Set to Kill, and more).

About Note to Self:

Note to Self is a five piece act originating from Phoenix, Arizona. Forming in late 2014 they set out to bridge the gap between metal and alternative while creating a sound that is driving and unique. Combining heavy riffs, hard-hitting drums, shredding solos, and infectious vocals Note to Self is not to be taken lightly. With their debut EP entitled 'Agony Complete' (produced by Matt Good, who recently produced The Word Alive's upcoming release) they exploded onto the scene March of 2015 with overwhelming positive fan reaction. Since then, they have shared the stage with multiple industry powerhouses including Asking Alexandria, Fear Factory, Powerman 5000, The Word Alive, Get Scared, and many more. Having recently teamed up with Powerline Management (also representing Asking Alexandria, From First to Last, Eyes Set to Kill, and more) Note to Self's journey has just begun and they have no intentions of looking back.

METAL CHURCH Announce track listing and cover artwork for new album 'XI'

Hard rock titans Metal Church have announced the track listing and unveiled the cover artwork for their latest album ‘XI’, due for release on March 25th via Nuclear Blast. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe.

‘XI’ was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris ‘The Wizard’ Collier.

From the first guitar riff of album opener ‘Reset’ through the driving outro of album closer ‘Suffer Fools’, it is clear that Metal Church is back and better than ever. ‘Needle and Suture’ and ‘Soul Eating Machine’ showcase the song writing that made the early Mike Howe albums ‘The Human Factor’, ‘Blessing In Disguise’ and ‘Hanging In The Balance’ such fan favourites. Musical opuses ‘Signal Path’ and ‘Sky Falls In’ clock in at over 7-minutes each and put the musicianship that Metal Church was known for on full display in 2016.

The track listing for ‘XI’ is:

1. Reset 2. Killing Your Time 3. No Tomorrow 4. Signal Path 5. Sky Falls In 6. Needle & Suture 7. Shadow 8. Blow Your Mind 9. Soul Eating Machine 10. It Waits 11. Suffer Fools

Metal Church recently released an official music video for their debut single from ‘XI’, ‘No Tomorrow’ which can be watched HERE. The video was filmed in the Satsop Nuclear Facility, an abandoned nuclear power plant in Elma, Washington. The video was directed by Jamie Chamberlin of Black Dahlia Films and features a unique visual that ties in to the location. A behind-the-scenes video on the making of the video for ‘No Tomorrow’ was also recently released and can be seen HERE.

The reunion between Mike Howe and Metal Church started in July of 2014 when Mike started working with Kurdt Vanderhoof on a side project he was forming with Nigel Glockler from Saxon. Through these initial conversations, Kurdt convinced Mike to ultimately return to Metal Church. The idea was to see if they could recapture some of the magic from the three albums they released in the late 80’s: ‘The Human Factor’, ‘Blessing In Disguise’ and ‘Hanging In The Balance’. Out of those sessions, ‘XI’ was born and captures the sound that made the band fan favourites in the 80‘s and mixes it with a new, invigorated sound for 2016.

SABATON - to release "Heroes On Tour" live DVD/CD package on March 4th, 2016

After the release of their latest, highly-acclaimed studio album 'Heroes', Swedish heavy metal troopers SABATON hit the upper reaches of the charts in various countries including Sweden (#1), Finland (#2), Germany (#3) as well as their highest UK entry to date (#59).

Their enthusiastic fans have swarmed to see them in many sold-out venues all over the world during ongoing tour. Their 2015 concerts in Wacken and at their hometown festival in Falun were huge highlights of the Heroes tour so far and therefore the band decided to record these shows for an upcoming live DVD/CD & Blu-Ray/CD package called Heroes On Tour.

Today, SABATON reveal first details about this upcoming release: It will be out on March 4th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, containing two DVDs (or Blu-Rays) and a CD. The second DVD/Blu-Ray will feature two switchable viewing angles, live and studio.

Bassist Pär Sundström commented: "We have always aimed to be a band people love to see live, for the simple reason we love to play live. With this DVD/Bluray release we hope to share some of that feeling with you. We recorded two shows in case one is not enough for you!"

Heroes On Tour - Tracklists:


01. Final Countdown 02. The March To War 03. Ghost Division 04. To Hell And Back 05. Carolus Rex 06. No Bullets Fly 07. Resist And Bite 08. Far From The Fame 09. Panzerkampf 10. Gott Mit Uns 11. The Art Of War 12. Soldier Of 3 Armies 13. Swedish Pagans 14. Screaming Eagles 15. Night Witches 16. Primo Victoria 17. Metal Crüe


- Noch ein Bier - SABATON With Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague 01. The Art Of War 02. The Final Solution


01. Final Countdown 02. The March To War 03. Ghost Division 04. To Hell And Back 05. Carolus Rex 06. Panzer Battalion 07. Wolfpack 08. Attero Dominatus 09. 7734 10. Union 11. The Art Of War 12. Saboteurs 13. Coat Of Arms 14. En Livstid I Krig 15. Resist And Bite 16. Swedish Pagans 17. Night Witches 18. Primo Victoria 19. Metal Crüe


01. The March To War 02. Ghost Division 03. To Hell And Back 04. Carolus Rex 05. No Bullets Fly 06. Resist And Bite 07. Far From The Fame 08. Panzerkampf 09. Gott Mit Uns 10. The Art Of War 11. Soldier Of 3 Armies 12. Swedish Pagans 13. Screaming Eagles 14. Night Witches 15. Primo Victoria 16. Metal Crüe

Don't miss SABATON's upcoming UK tour dates!


26th February 2016 - Norwich UEA 27th February 2016 - Manchester The Academy 28th February 2016 - Birmingham o2 Academy 29th February 2016 - Southampton Guildhall 1280 2nd March 2016 - Aberdeen Music Hall 3rd March 2016 - Glasgow Barrowlands 4th March 2016 - Belfast Limelight 1

6th March 2016 - Dublin Vicar Street

7th March 2016 - Cardiff Tramshed 8th March 2016 - Bristol The Motion 10th March 2016 - London The Forum

CATTLE DECAPITATION releases dates for "The Tyrants Of Death" European tour with SUFFOCATION and ABIOTIC

CATTLE DECAPITATION releases dates for "The Tyrants Of Death" European tour with SUFFOCATION and ABIOTIC! CATTLE DECAPITAITON will join SUFFOCATION on their European run in 2016. ABIOTIC completes the line-up that will destroy Europe under the banner of "The Tyrants Of Death".

This will be the first European tour of CATTLE DECAPITATION in support of their latest masterpiece "The Anthropocene Extinction"!


02/03/16 PL - Warsaw - Progresja 03/03/16 CZ - Prague - Futurum 04/03/16 DE - Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei 05/03/16 CZ - Ostrava - Barrack 06/03/16 AT - Wien - Viper Room 07/03/16 SI - Ljubljana - Gala Hala 08/03/16 IT - Brescia - Circolo Colony 09/03/16 IT - Rome - Traffic 10/03/16 IT - Bologna - Alchemica 11/03/16 IT - Erba (CO) - Centrale 12/03/16 DE - Heidelberg - Deathfest 13/03/16 NL - Utrecht - De Helling 14/03/16 DE - Kassel - K19 16/03/16 CH - Aarau - Kiff 17/03/16 CH - Sion - Le Port Franc 18/03/16 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete 19/03/16 DE - Rheine - Hypothalamus 20/03/16 NL - Nijmegen - Doornroosje 21/03/16 DK - Esbjerg - Tobakken 24/03/16 NO - Oslo - Inferno Festival (Cattle only) 25/03/16 NO - Oslo - Inferno Festival (Suffocation only)

Comments CATTLE DECAPITATION singer Travis Ryan: "We're happy to be doing another European tour with our good buddies SUFFOCATION and our new friends ABIOTIC! Its been a while since we've been to Europe and we have an arsenal of new songs ready to pummel you with! See you soon Europa!"

SUFFOCATION are just as excited! "Suffocation is gearing up to head to Europe in February 2016 and bring forth the devastation one more time and this time we're bringing the unstoppable wrecking ball, CATTLE DECAPITATION with us! This will be a MASSIVE tour of speed, heaviness and straight chaos combined with devastation of a NUCLEAR BLAST! This tour will be one for the die hard metal fanatics bar none. Hope to see you there and witness the pure carnage unfold!"

Comments ABIOTIC: "We are both honored and humbled to announce our first European tour in support of Cattle Decapitation and Suffocation. The excitement that we have to play in a part of the world that we've never been to is beyond words. We can't wait to finally meet all of our European fans and make some new ones!"

CANNIBAL CORPSE announces European tour in April and May

CANNIBAL CORPSE announces European tour in April and May! The Godfathers of Death Metal CANNIBAL CORPSE are returning to Europe in April of 2016 for a full tour! Support comes from KRISIUN and HIDEOUS DIVINITY!

Comments CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster: "We're psyched to be heading back to Europe for the final leg of the "A Skeletal Domain" tour with such a crushing lineup of bands. Everyone knows the level of brutality our friends Krisiun can deliver, and they'll soon see what Hideous Divinity are capable of, too. We can't wait to get this 3-band death metal bulldozer rolling- Europe, be ready!"


15/04/16 DE - Flensburg - Roxy 16/04/16 DK - Copenhagen - Vega 17/04/16 NO - Oslo - Sentralen 18/04/16 SE - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers 19/04/16 SE - Stockholm - Klubben 21/04/16 FI - Helsinki - Nosturi 22/04/16 EE - Tallinn - Tapper 23/04/16 LV - Riga - Melna Piektdiena 24/04/16 LT - Vilnius - Loftas 25/04/16 PL - Warsaw - Proxima 26/04/16 PL - Poznan - Blue Note 27/04/16 CZ - Prague - Meet Factory 28/04/16 HR - Zagreb - Vintage Industrial Bar 29/04/16 SI - Ljubljana - Kino Siska 30/04/16 AT - Innsbruck - Weekender 01/05/16 IT - Milan - Alcatraz 03/05/16 FR - Audincourt - Le Moloco 04/05/16 DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser 05/05/16 DE - Rostock - Mau 06/05/16 DE - Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling 07/05/16 DE - Lingen - Alter Schlachthof 08/05/16 DE - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 10/05/16 CH - Aarau - Kiff 11/05/16 NL -Tilburg - 013 12/05/16 DE - Hannover - Musikzentrum 13/05/16 DE - Karlsruhe - Substage 14-15/05/16 DE - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival (CANNIBAL CORPSE only)

CANNIBAL CORPSE are touring in support of their latest album 'A Skeletal Domain'.

VADER - Special Guests on Overkill ‘Killfest’ tour

Polish death metal legends Vader are very pleased to announce that they will performing as Special Guests to Overkill on their highly anticipated ‘Killfest’ tour 2016. Playing in support will be British metallers One Machine.

You can see Vader and Overkill slay the UK at the following shows:

April 5th – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse April 6th – Manchester, Sound Control April 7th – Leeds, Stylus April 8th – Glasgow, Classic Grand April 9th – Belfast, Limelight 1 April 10th – Dublin, Academy April 12th – Bristol, The Fleece April 13th – London, O2 Islington Academy

Vader released the ‘absolute heaviest’ studio album of their career last year, according to frontman Peter W.

The album in question is ‘Tibi Et Igni’ which was released globally via Nuclear Blast Records to widespread critical acclaim.

There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning! The first crucial point in the band’s history was their participation in the first Polish heavy metal festival – Metalmania in 1986, where they played to an audience of around 5000 persons.

Vader recorded their first official material in 1989 in Olsztyn which became the 4-track demo ‘Necrolust’. This was their first studio release that reached beyond the Polish borders and earned them some excellent reviews across the globe. They released the demo ‘Morbid Reich’ in 1990 which eventually gained the status of being one of the bestselling metal demos in history. ‘Morbid Reich’ was also the first release to host Vader’s now infamous logo.