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Vomit Fist "Broken" play through video and tabs
Unlocking The Truth video casting call for Oct 25!!
Attila premiere new song "Proving Grounds" at Alt Press
Metal Grasshopper Episode 2 with Philip Anselmo and Dave Hill now playing at Metal Injection
Jeremy Spencer lands on NY Times Top 10
Sodom to release "Sacred Warpath" EP in 2015
Huntress announce Euro/UK 2015 tour w/Amon Amarth
New Fall Merch and Vinyl from He Is Legend

Battlecross to honor America's Veterans during their upcoming Winter Warriors tour
Twelve Foot Ninja new tour dates and behind the scenes video
Nashville Pussy announce winter tour dates
Sebastian Bach continues his "Tour Of Hell" 2014
Gene Hoglan pulling double duty drumming again
Devin Townsend Project 'Deathray' lyric video premiere
3 Doors Down 11th annual "The Better Life Foundation" concert set for November 15th
Volbeat's "A Warrior's Call" certified gold by RIAA
Billy Idol to launch North American tour in January
Onslaught unleash their "66 Fucking 6" live video
Thousand Foot Krutch "Fists In The Air" anthem
Cavalera Conspiracy album preview at RevolverMag.com
Crobot premiere "Skull of Geronimo" video
Napalm Death album recording status update
Rev Theory drops new single "Born 2 Destroy"
Sevendust announces final leg of acoustic tour dates
Frontiers Music to release Whitesnake Live in '84 cd/dvd
Annihilated set to release debut "XIII Steps to Ruination"
Neil Young releases new song "Who's Gonna Stand Up?"
Vice Magazine's "Noisey" reveals NOLA episode 2
Live at Wacken 2013 - 3 DVD/ 2CD out NOW!!!
Clutch announce annual Winter tour plans
Scar Symmetry release new album trailer
Black Tusk enter the studio to work on their next album
Slipknot's KNOTFEST stage 004 details revealed
Bass Player Live November 8 and 9 in Los Angeles
Eyehategod announces Fall tour dates
A Breach Of Silence announce tour with Drowning Pool
Devilment featuring Dani Filth announces video shoot
Dio Cancer Fund donates $100,000 to cancer center
At The Gates reveal "At War With Reality" details
Black Label Society announce 2015 tour dates
Megadeth to issue first five major label albums on remastered picture disc for first time ever!
SNOT reunite for U.S. tour, to play classic "Get Some" album in it's entirety

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Avatar's set from Louder than Life is reviewed
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Review of "Easy Street", a book by Ron Perlman
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Review of "The Tyranny of Will" by Iron Reagan

Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence) interview
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Anthrax dvd
Asking Alexandria interview
Body Count interview
Review of "The Essentials" by
Richie Kotzen
Don Felder (The Eagles) interview
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Ace Frehley
Lawrence Gowan (Styx) interview
Review of "Conquer" by
Halcyon Way
Review of "Death Punch'd" book by Jeremy Spencer
Texas Hippie Coalition interview
Levi Benton (Miss May I) interview
Chris Garza (Suicide Silence) interview
Max Cavalera (Killer Be Killed, Sepultura) interview

Interview with Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)
Interview with Sebastian Bach 
Tommy Victor (Prong) interview
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs) interview
Interview with Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)


Our interview with 
Phil Anselmo from December 2013
Rex Brown spoke to us about his tell all book
Evan Seinfeld (Attika7) from Mayhem Festival 2013
Kyle "
Gumby" Gunther (Battlecross) from Mayhem '13
Ginger Fish (Rob Zombie) from Mayhem Festival 2013
Frankie Palmeri (Emmure) from Mayhem Fest 2013
Josh Todd (Buckcherry) from February 2013
Classic interview with Oderus Urungus
Dave Brockie
Guns n Roses guitarist Rob "Bumblefoot" Thal
Billy Sheehan spoke to us about The Winery Dogs
Fozzy singer and WWE superstar
Chris Jericho
In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth interview

VOMIT FIST: Guitar World Magazine Hosts “Broken” Playthrough Video and


Father/Son Grindcore Band Releases “Forgive But Avenge” EP Next Tuesday, October 28th


Vomit Fist - Vürdoth by Chris Carlone


VOMIT FIST’s recently released debut digital EP, Forgive But Avenge, will be made available in hard copy CD format via independent release on October 28, 2014. Today, Guitar World Magazine has the exclusive on the band’s “Broken” playthrough video and tabs! Check out guitarist Nick Didkovsky’s video and tabs via GuitarWorld.com here: http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive


In the GuitarWorld.com post, Didkovsky comments on several bits of the song, finally stating, “Even though VOMIT FIST plays this track fast and loud with a high gain guitar tone, the material works in a variety of tempos and would probably sound great on acoustic guitar.”


VOMIT FIST has been all over the gear-sphere lately – GearGods.net recently posted a piece-by-piece video highlighting guitarist Nick Didkovsky’s performance rig! Take a look at the video and get your gear-head on: http://geargods.net/rigged/rigged-vomit-fist-guitarist-nick-vurdoth-didkovsky/


Also, make sure to check out Nick Didkovsky’s Black Sabbath guitar tutorials with millions of views here, www.didkovsky.com/tabs, and watch a live performance video for the band’s recent UCB Theatre performance here: http://youtu.be/y13ssr2ddaw


Finally, watch the band’s 48-second-long music video for “Under The Rind” via The Village Voice here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/09/vomit_fist_under_the_rind_video_premiere.php


Featuring raw, in-your-face sonics, the band’s new EP, Forgive But Avenge, was recorded and engineered at Nik Chinboukas at Spin Studios (studio credits include Lamb of God, Testament and Gojira).  The tracks rip through themes of rebirth, apocalyptic chaos, ecstatic dermal auto-excoriation, and transgressive ancient tantric poetry.


Order Forgive But Avenge here:

Bandcamp: http://vomitfist.bandcamp.com/album/forgive-but-avenge  

iTunes Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/forgive-but-avenge-feat.-nick/id897426507

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LNIMQ0U/ref=cm_sw_su_dp   

Physical CD Pre-Order: http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Vomit-Fist-Forgive-But-Avenge-CDEP__VF-spc-001.aspx



Last year, 17-year-old metal drummer Leo “Lurkrot” Didkovsky proposed the idea of forming a blackened-grindcore band with his guitarist/composer father, Nick “Vürdoth” Didkovsky. With the later addition of fellow 18-year-old family friend and vocalist Malcolm “Skrag the Screecher” Hoyt, this connection birthed the ultra-high energy project VOMIT FIST, hailing from the depths of New York City.


Each member of VOMIT FIST pulls influence from a rich musical background. Guitarist and composer Nick Didkovsky founded the avant-rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal band Häßliche Luftmasken in 2010, and was a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet during its tenure. In addition, he has composed for a number of ensembles including Bang On A Can, ETHEL, and Meridian Arts Ensemble, and his Black Sabbath guitar lessons on YouTube have reached millions of viewers. Nick’s son Leo Didkovsky founded the death metal band Diabolicus, which released two records in its lifetime. Meanwhile, Singer Malcolm Hoyt is founding member of art punk band Adela and the Ucars, and is also active with Space Ass and Mucus (all bands Leo was a member of, as well), although the band collectively describes Skrag as having “crawled forth from the bleeding plasma bowels of a dying star 4.5 billion years ago”. Hey, we all come from somewhere.


For more information on VOMIT FIST, please visit these websites:

Web URL: http://www.vomitfist.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VomitFist

Encyclopaedia Metallum: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Vomit_Fist




(New York, N.Y.): When Atlanta's Attila announced that their new album Guilty Pleasure will be released on November 24 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie, they boldly and proudly proclaimed that the album would be the year's best.
Now, the party moshers are "proving" it and backing that statement up by premiering "Proving Grounds," the first song from Guilty Pleasure, with Alternative Press today, October 20. Listen to it

The song will be available for purchase tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, and as an instant download with pre-order of the new album at iTunes and Amazon.
In other band news, Attila launched their brand new website along with pre-order merch bundles. Attila fans, aka The Villain Army, can go
here or to www.guilty-pleasure.xxx to see all that Attila have to offer. The items available include a variety of t-shirts and hoodies, including a sleeveless version, boasting the Attila "A," a ski mask and a flag. Fans can proudly show their Attila fandom by sporting the stylish and snazzy gear on their person or via their home décor.
Attila are currently blazing their way through Europe while on tour with Black Veil Brides, but they will return to the road in the U.S. in November ahead of their album release date by headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, which also features Crown the Empire, through December.

But for now, Attila are focused on thrilling their fans with a crushing new song and "Proving" the haters wrong. "Proving Grounds" is an anthemic fist pumper that all Attila fans will love instantly and upon first listen.
Attila North American Tour Dates:
11/14   Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Revolution *
11/15   Orlando, FL | The Beacham *
11/16   Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
11/17   New Orleans, LA | House of Blues *
11/19   Corpus Christi, TX | Concrete Street Pavilion
11/20   Austin, TX | Empire Garage
11/21   San Antonio, TX | Backstage Live
11/22   Houston, TX | House of Blues *
11/23   Dallas, TX | House of Blues *
11/25   Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theatre
11/26   Mesa, AZ | Nile Theatre
11/28   Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades
11/29   San Diego, CA | Soma
11/30   West Hollywood, CA | House of Blues *
12/02   Salt Lake City, UT | In The Venue
12/03   Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre
12/04   Lawrence, KS  | Granada Theater
12/05   St. Louis, MO | Ready Room
12/06   Detroit, MI |The Fillmore *
12/07   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts *
12/08   Chicago, IL | House of Blues *
12/10   Cleveland, OH | House of Blues *
12/11   Baltimore, MD | Sound Stage *
12/12   Philadelphia, PA | TLA *
12/13   New York, NY | Irving Plaza (Early Show) *
12/13   New York, NY | Irving Plaza (Late Show) *
12/14   Boston, MA | House of Blues *
* designates Live Nation event 
Attila Guilty Pleasure Track Listing:
1. "Pizza, Sex and Trolls"
2. "Hate Me"
3. "Rebel"
4. "Guilty Pleasure"
5. "I've Got Your Back"
6. "Proving Grounds"
7.  "I Am Satan"
8.  "Break My Addiction"
9.  "Horsepig"
10. "Dirty Dirty"
11. "Fake Friends"
12. "Don't Be Basic"
13. "The Cure"

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down's Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues;
Episode 2 Now Playing At Metal Injection



In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome. 


Get schooled with "The Awakening" now playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.


And if you missed it, peep episode one, "Origins," HERE.


Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). Conceived by Hill, Anselmo, and writer/director Chris Lee during a torchlit ceremony in the goddamn woods seriously late at night, Metal Grasshopperbegins with Hill showing up unannounced at Anselmo's secret compound somewhere in the sticks outside of New Orleans to learn directly from the master. Anselmo isn't exactly crazy about the idea at first, but after Hill eventually proves he's not messing around, Anselmo reluctantly agrees to take Hill under his heavily tattooed wing, share his unholy wisdom, and let Hill crash in one of the upstairs guest rooms.



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Las Vegas, NV --- Five Finger Death Punch co-founder and drummer Jeremy Spencer and publisher HarperCollins are celebrating top ten sales on the N.Y. Times Celebrities Best Sellers list for DEATH PUNCH'D, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem.   Released in September, the autobiography has seen robust sales since it hit bookstores across The U.S.  Spencer joins Billy Crystal, Tina Fey, Graham Nash, and others on the esteemed chart, and offers, "I’ve received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean. Had it even been just one person who was affected positively, that would have been reason enough to write it.  Believe me, the last thing I ever thought was that I would be a best-selling author.  I’m humbled and truly grateful.”                                

In DEATH PUNCH'D, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, Spencer's personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle is told with candor, redemption and enlightenment.  The first-time author offers a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction and recovery, revealing the path that served as a catalyst to make him the man he is today.  In front of the release, he shared, "The day I left treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I decided to write my story.  I was feeling raw and exposed and hoped just 'getting it all out' would be therapeutic.  And, it was.  Sitting on a tour bus with little to do, I found myself writing two or three thousand words a day.  It didn’t occur to me until I’d written fifty or sixty thousand that my story might be helpful to others who need encouragement in pursuing their dreams and for those struggling with addiction.  I sent that first draft to my dad who said, 'No parent wants to read about his son’s sex, drugs and Rock ‘n Roll exploits,' but he said there might be some benefit in sharing it with others, so he agreed to help me with revisions.  What had begun as a way to help process my own 'stuff,' has resulted in the publication of Death Punch’d—Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem.  At first, I was apprehensive about the reaction I’d get from having the 'arrogance' to think anyone would want to read about my life.  However, that initial apprehension has been replaced by knowing that if my story can help even one person, whatever criticism I might receive will pale in comparison.  I’m not proud of many of the episodes in the book, but the person I was, under the influence, is not who I choose to be.  A heartbeat away from death, I chose life.  So, more than anything, I think Death Punch’d is a reflection of how far one can fall and still find a way back, a way to accomplish goals and dreams and more important...a way to live.  I’d be the last person to say it’s easy.  But, I’d be the first person to say there’s always hope."


SODOM to Release New EP Sacred Warpath in January 2015 on SPV/Steamhammer



On Tour in Europe With KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY!


Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has important things to say on the subject of the brand-new SODOM EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He's really vented his feelings: "Since we've been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we've decided to make our voices head ... while there's still time. 'Sacred Warpath' was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it's a good idea to release it now as an appetizer for future Sodom tracks. Because it's going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we're afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it's probably more authentic than any of our releases so far."

Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of SODOM's new EP: "The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it's guaranteed to become a rare collectors' item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s, which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that's intentional. That's what we've always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it's too late. Our music will help you!"

Sacred Warpath will be released worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer on November 28th  in Germany, December 1st  in Europe and late January 2015 in the USA as CD, 10" clear vinyl (limited to 1.000 copies) and download.

Track Listing Sacred Warpath:



1. Sacred Warpath

2. The Saw Is The Law (live)

3. City Of God (live)

4. Stigmatized (live)


10" Clear Vinyl:


Side 1:

1. Sacred Warpath


Side 2:

1. The Saw Is The Law (live)

2. City Of God (live)

3. Stigmatized (live)


SODOM Live Dates 2014/2015


31.10. BY-Minsk - Re-Public

01.11. RUS-Moscow - Klub Volta

03.11. RUS-Krasnojarsk - Klub Podium

04.11. RUS-Nowosibirsk - Klub Rock City

06.11. RUS-Ekatrinenburg - Klub Teleclub

07.11. RUS-Krasnadora - Arena Hall

08.11. RUS-St. Petersburg - Klub Zal Ozhidaniya

on tour with KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY

04.12. NL-Tilburg - 013

05.12. D-Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena

06.12. D-Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle

07.12. D-Saarbrücken - Garage

08.12. D-Hamburg - Docks

09.12. D-Berlin - Huxleys

10.12. A-Vienna - Gasometer

11.12. D-Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

12.12. D-Geiselwind - Eventhall

13.12. D-Munich - Tonhalle

14.12. CH-Pratteln - Z7                                                               


20.12. SE-Norrkoeping - Black Christmas Metal Festival

20.02. UK-London - Underworld

21.02. IRL-Dublin - Voodoo Lounge

23.05. US-Baltimore - Maryland Deathfest


SODOM - Line-Up:

Photo - from left to right:

Markus "Makka" Freiwald - drums, Tom Angelripper - bass, vocals, Bernemann - guitar


Photo taken by Julia Scheibeck (www.sehungeheuer.de)










HUNTRESS To Support AMON AMARTH In Europe/UK Early 2015!


Supporting Arch Enemy And Kreator In North America This Fall!


California's HUNTRESS will be touring  North Amercia this fall with Arch Enemy and Kreator in support of their latest release, 2013's Starbound Beast. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH.


HUNTRESS will continue their rapid  pace, having just announced a full European tour with Amon Amarth as direct support! Vocalist Jill Janus on the upcoming tour :


"The Gods have spoken! HUNTRESS will spend a wintery month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It's a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support. Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, just launching into a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we're now recording our third album in Los Angeles with production duo Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and Jim Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry, Kyng), slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! Hail Heavy Metal!"


HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band's musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.


Starbound Beast - the latest critically acclaimed album by HUNTRESS -is available worldwide on Napalm Records.


Watch the band's video "Zenith", which was nominated by Revolver Magazine for their "Best Film and Video" Golden Gods Award: http://youtu.be/c1OltqVcr1Q


HUNTRESS on Tour in Europe/UK with AMON AMARTH:

15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid

16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2

17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub

18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka

19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms

21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront

22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center

23/01/15 UK - Oxford - Academy2

24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill

25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy2

27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand

28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus

29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Uni

30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - Assembly

31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865

02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo

03/02/15 FR - Reims - Le Cartonnerie

04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L ́Autre Canal

05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma

06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27

07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz1

08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera

10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage

11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club

12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol

14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - Le Cooperative De Mai

15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - Laiterie


HUNTRESS on Tour with Arch Enemy & Kreator in North America:

10-19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (Huntress only)
10-21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/ Gwar & Decapitated)
10-22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose (Huntress only)
10-23: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10-24: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10-25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10-26: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10-27: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10-28: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
10-29: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11-01: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11-02: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11-03: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11-04: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11-06: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11-07: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11-08: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
11-11: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11-12: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-14: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11-15: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11-16: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11-18: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11-19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11-20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-21: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11-22: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
11-23: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11-26: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater (Huntress only)


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New Fall/Winter Merch from He Is Legend - Limited Edition Vinyl Test Pressings!



white on blackBattlecross confirm WINTER WARRIORS 
tour honoring America's Veterans with Wretched and War of Ages!




Detroit, Michigan's Battlecross are heading back out on the road this November and December. The band had previously been scheduled to perform on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, and will now headline the US instead! Joining Battlecross on their winter romp are Wretched and  War of Ages. The tour begins in Grand Rapids, MI, and draws to a conclusion in Worcester, MA at the Palladium.

In honor of the US Armed Forces this Veterans Day, Battlecross will make a limited number of tickets to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran's charity, and chose a Veteran in each market for a VIP experience. On Veteran's Day fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a Guitar and more at the end of the tour. On the same day, the band will also bring back merchandise from their first Metal Blade album 'Pursuit of Honor' in their official merch store, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.

To learn more about honoring a Veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for Veterans, click here. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala adds: "We won't let a cancelled tour stop Battlecross from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them. We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and thank them again for their service."

Grand Rapids MI The Stache at The Intersection
Fri/Nov-28 Erie PA BT Theater
Sat/Nov-29 Dayton OH Rockstar Pro Arena
Sun/Nov-30 St. Louis MO The Firebird
Tue/Dec-02 Tulsa OK The Vanguard
Wed/Dec-03 Houston TX Warehouse Live Studio
Thu/Dec-04 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Fri/Dec-05 Austin TX Dirty Dog Bar
Sat/Dec-06 Lubbock TX Backstage
Sun/Dec-07 Albuquerque NM Launchpad
Mon/Dec-08 Mesa AZ Club Red
Tue/Dec-09 West Hollywood CA Whisky A Go-Go
Wed/Dec-10 San Francisco CA DNA Lounge
Thu/Dec-11 Anaheim CA Chain Reaction
Fri/Dec-12 Las Vegas NV Adrenaline Sports Lounge
Sat/Dec-13 Sparks  NV The Alley 
Mon/Dec-15 Denver CO Marquis Theater
Tue/Dec-16 Merriam KS Aftershock
Wed/Dec-17 Minneapolis MN  The Nether Bar
Thu/Dec-18 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews
Fri/Dec-19 Chicago IL Beat Kitchen
Sat/Dec-20 Westland MI The Token Lounge
Fri/Dec-26 Toronto ON Opera House
Sat/Dec-27 Clifton NJ Dingbatz
Sun/Dec-28 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts
Mon/Dec-29 Brooklyn NY Saint Vitus
Tue/Dec-30 Worcester  MA Upstairs at The Palladium

Sign up to get more info on how to honor a vet duirng the Winter Warriors tour!




In honor of Veteran's Day we're bringing back 'Pursuit of Honor' merch for one day only! 



313131 for tour updates!  


BATTLECROSS live video from first ever Mexico & South American tour dates!
Battlecross - Kaleb - Live Mexico City (Jose Cuervo Salon) 20-Aug-2014
Battlecross - Kaleb - Live Mexico City (Jose Cuervo Salon) 20-Aug-2014
Battlecross "Push Pull Destroy" live @ Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Check out video of Wretched & War of Ages!
WAR OF AGES "Collapse" Official Music video
Wretched - Dilated Disappointment
WRETCHED - Dilated Disappointment





Los Angeles, CA - October 15, 2014 - Twelve Foot Ninja, one of Australia's hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands have added several show dates to their upcoming U.S. tour with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning. The bands will hit the road this fall and winter with the tour officially kicking off October 26th. Tickets are on sale now. Twelve Foot Ninja have also added two headlining dates that include the Palladium Theatre in Worcester, MA on November 16 and The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on November 19. With 36 dates now confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja is supporting the recent stateside re-release of their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Machine (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious "Best New Talent" award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

"The U.S. has been really great to us so far and we're pumped to come back with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning," said guitarist Steve 'Stevic' MacKay. "We've been hibernating in the studio since the last U.S. tour so we're itching to hit the stage and we're ready to unleash."


Twelve Foot Ninja have also released a new 'behind-the-scenes' video featuring footage the band filmed backstage, on stage, in the pit, and everywhere in between while out on the road during their most recent North American tours. MacKay adds "We took some GoPros with us on the last two North American tours. You might spot some of the dudes from Periphery, Dead Letter Circus and Born of Osiris. We had a lot of awesome shows especially Rock On The Range this year, but we should note it's not all waterslides and drinking... there's a lot of showerless days and crippling hangovers." Along with Rock on the Range, the band has been winning over thousands of fans at festivals with their explosive live performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Rocklahoma cementing a cult-like following on the back of their brand of alternative rock.

The debut single from Silent Machine, "Coming For You," has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. Check out the video now online at: http://youtu.be/-ST85Sui43Q
. Widely praised by audiences and critics alike for their ability to combine juxtaposing genres seamlessly, "Coming For You" is the perfect embodiment of this.

In conjunction with the album re-release (featuring two acoustic bonus tracks), the band has bundled a special edition of Silent Machine with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 individual narratives inspired by the 12 songs featured on Silent Machine. The band collaborated with acclaimed comic artist Keith Draws to produce the comics, which are based on the original Twelve Foot Ninja fable co-written by guitarist Steve 'Stevic' Mackay. The story chronicles a sole ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased exclusively at their online store

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

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


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

Twelve Foot Ninja confirmed tour dates with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning:


DATE                       CITY/STATE                                    VENUE

Oct-26                      Reno, NV                                         Knitting Factory
Oct-28                      Spokane, WA                                   Knitting Factory
Oct-30                      Seattle, WA                                      Moore Theatre
Oct-31                      Garden City, ID                                 Revolution Concert House
Nov-01                      Salt Lake City, UT                            In the Venue
Nov-02                      Denver, CO                                      Fillmore Auditorium
Nov-04                      Omaha, NE                                      Sokol Auditorium

Nov-05                      Kansas City, MO                              Arvest Bank Theatre @ The Midland *
Nov-07                      Springfield, MO                                 Gillioz Theatre
Nov-08                      Peoria, IL                                          Limelight
Nov-09                      Chicago, IL                                       House of Blues

Nov-11                      LaCrosse, WI                                    LaCrosse Center - South Hall *
Nov-12                      Milwaukee, WI                                   The Rave

Nov-14                      Rockford, IL                                      Coronado Theater
Nov-15                      Columbus, OH                                   LC Pavilion
Nov-16                      Worcester, MA                                  The Palladium (upstairs) **

Nov-17                      Silver Spring, MD                               The Fillmore
Nov-18                      Philadelphia, PA                                Theater of Living Arts *

Nov-19                      New York, NY                                   The Studio @ Webster Hall **

Nov-21                      Pittsburgh, PA                                   Stage AE
Nov-22                      Stroudsburg, PA                                Sherman Theater
Nov-23                      Lancaster, PA                                   Freedom Hall
Nov-25                      Cincinnati, OH                                   Bogart's
Nov-26                      Detroit, MI                                         The Fillmore
Nov-28                      St. Paul, MN                                      Myth

Nov-29                      Clive, IA                                            7 Flags Event Center                 
Dec-02                      Houston, TX                                       House of Blues
Dec-04                      Abilene, TX                                         Civic Center
Dec-05                      Corpus Christi, TX                               Concrete Street Amphitheater
Dec-06                      Pharr, TX                                            Pharr Entertainment Center
Dec-08                      Dallas, TX                                           House of Blues
Dec-09                      Tulsa, OK                                           Brady Theater
Dec-10                      San Antonio, TX                                  210 Kapones Live
Dec-11                      Lubbock, TX                                       Lonestar Pavilion
Dec-13                      Las Vegas, NV                                    House of Blues
Dec-14                      San Diego, CA                                    House of Blues


* new show with In This Moment, Starset, and 3 Pill Morning

** new headline show supported by Starset


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NASHVILLE PUSSY Announce Winter North American Tour Dates


Following a successful first leg of their North American tour NASHVILLE PUSSY have announced a second leg of their North American tour in support of their their latest studio album Up The Dosage.  The album was released this past January via SPV/Steamhammer.  The album can be purchased on Amazon and iTunes


The band has been touring non-stop in support of Up The Dosage and have no intention to stop anytime soon.  Today the band has announced a string of tour dates this December.  The tour starts December 5th with a hometown show in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 20th in Philadelphia, PA.  Support on the tour will come from Valient Thorr and Against the Grain.  A complete list of dates can be found below.


Up the Dosage picks up seamlessly where their 2009 release From Hell To Texas left off. And what is more: their five-year hiatus seems to have done frontman Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar) and Ruyter Suys (guitars) good - all 13 new songs (plus two bonus tracks) sound like they were catapulted into to the public from a fountain of youth, rocking in typical Pussy style. Up the Dosage features the first recordings from new bassist Bonnie Buitrago who took over the bass player duties from Karen Cuda. 


Rick Beato, known for his production work with Shinedown, mixed the album.  He also is responsible for writing the current #1 Song on the Billboard County Chart "Carolina" by the band Parmalee.


NASHVILLE PUSSY came together in 1996. Ever since, the band has been performing a strenuous annual gig marathon, touring with acts like Motorhead, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as playing festivals like Wacken Open Air. Classic albums such as Let Them Eat Pussy (1998), High As Hell (2000), Say Something Nasty (2002) or From Hell To Texas (2009) have caused an international stir, and their single release: Fried Chicken And Coffee" earned the band a Grammy Nomination in the late Nineties in the category ´Best Metal Performance`.



12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

12/6: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's

12/7: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

12/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee's Liquor Lounger

12/10: Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room

12/11: Madison, WI @ The Majestic

12/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club

12/13: Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls

12/14: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

12/16: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

12/17: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

12/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

12/19: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar

12/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star


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Sebastian Bach continues his "Tour of Hell" 2014


Sebastian Bach continues the live performances in support of his triumphant 2014 release "Give 'Em Hell" by kicking off another leg of his "Tour of Hell" tour on November 7th in Detroit, MI.  A string of dates in Mexico follows beginning on November 8th then wraps up 2014 with dates in North America.  All current tour dates follow.
November 7, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Detroit, MI

November 8, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE In Leon Mexico w BIG Noize
Domo de la Feria León ,gto

November 9, 2014

November 13, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE In Monterrey Mexico w BIG Noize
November 14, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE In Chihuahua Mexico w BIG Noize
HOUSE of BLUES Chihuahua
November 15, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE In Ciudad Juarez Mexico w BIG Noize
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
November 16, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Guadalajara Mexico w BIG Noize 
Teatro Studio Cavaret
November 28, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Dallas / Lewisville, TX
Hat Tricks
November 29, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Shreveport / Bossier City, LA
The Stage at Silver Star
November 30, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Little Rock, Arkansas
December 2, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Lubbock, TX
Backstage Lubbock Depot District
December 4, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE In San Antonio / New Braunfels, TX
River Road Ice House
December 5, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in West Houston, TX

December 6, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Baton Rouge, LA 
Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
December 18, 2014
Sebastian Bach LIVE in Chicago, IL
December 20, 2014

"All My Friends Are Dead" video




Legendary heavy metal drummer GENE ''THE ATOMIC CLOCK'' HOGLAN is no stranger to holding his own behind the kit and is one of metal's most in demand drummers.

GENE is currently playing with TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, DEATH DTA TOURS, as well as doing appearances with "THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE'', his one-man show. The concept behind "THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE'' is to give the fans what they want: The ultimate "GENE" experience. In addition to telling personal stories and playing along to your favorite tracks, Hoglan reveals some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians at all levels.

Later this month Hoglan will bring his Experience to Poland for 3 appearances during DRUM FEST.

Oct. 17th: Gliwice, Centrum Kultury Studenckiej Mrowisko
Oct. 18th: Opole, Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna
Oct. 19th: Wroclaw, Zaklete Rewiry
Get your tickets now at

To follow this up, on OCTOBER 25th, Gene will take on an extreme feat by playing in the day with TESTAMENT, at KNOTFEST, and later that evening, he will man the kit for DETHKLOK as they headline the FESTIVAL SUPREME Comedy Festival at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, featuring CHEECH AND CHONG, TENACIOUS D and a host of comedy giants.

HOGLAN'S 2015 is shaping up to be just as busy. This week it was announced that DARK ANGEL will be appearing at BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 2015.
As previously reported, DARK ANGEL reformed for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the U.S. and select festivals in Europe, this will continue in 2015.

Along with DARK ANGEL'S BLOODSTOCK appearance Hoglan will pull double duty and play back-to-back with DEATH DTA TOURS.

What's this?

Indeed, Hoglan will be playing back-to-back on the same day with DARK ANGEL and DEATH DTA TOURS at BlOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2015. The last time GENE challanged himself to two sets was at the JALOMETALLI FESTIVAL 2014 in Finland with DARK ANGEL and TESTAMENT.

Back in 2012 GENE pulled double duty for ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT'S US dates, saving the tour after ANTHRAX drummer ChARLIE BENANTE was forced to leave to spend time with his terminally ill mother, who later unfortunately passed away.

Commented HOGLAN: "I am honored to have been asked by Charlie to fill in for ANTHRAX in his time of need. We are all metal brethren, and this is what we do. Unite for the cause, unite for the fans, and unite for metal. Everybody on this tour has pulled together to keep this tour rollin', everybody is kicking ass. And everyone on this tour is sending our love and respect to the Benante and Bello families. [ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello is Benante's nephew. -- Ed.] And Charlie, we can't wait to have ya back where you belong, my man. I'm just keeping your throne warm for ya, bro."

"I'm thrilled to be bringing my Experience to The Drum Fest in Poland. Poland has always shown me and any project I've been involved in the utmost support, and I'm excited to be able to connect with all the Polish fans who'll be there.

And as for the double-duty TESTAMENT/DETHKLOK day, what a blast that's going to be, too! Two badass metal bands in two completely different situations, who could ask for more? I really dig the challenge of killing it with TESTAMENT, then killing humans with DETHKLOK. Pain Waivers and LA traffic be damned. And hell, I hear SLIPKNOT's intending to cover the KNOTFEST grounds in camel poop? Howling Christ, I'll be stoked to get the hell outta that joint early! At least the Sports Arena will smell like Cheech y Chong [sic], I can deal with that..."

Devin Townsend Project launch intergalactic lyric video for 'Deathray'



Devin Townsend Project are extremely pleased to reveal a very special lyric video for the track "Deathray" taken from the DARK MATTERS half of their forthcoming album , which is due for release on October 27 worldwide. That video can be viewed here: 




 Last week also saw the launch of a brand new website dedicated to Ziltoid and included the much anticipated first episode of ZTV. Head over there now to view it and look out for more episodes and content in the coming weeks:  www.ziltoid.com


Pre-orders for the album are now available from the following places:

OMerch: http://www.omerch.eu/shop/devintownsend/products.php?cat=2288


Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates are as follows:

11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro  (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

5/3/15 - La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 - Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 - Arena, Vienna, Austria

12/3/15 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 - Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 - Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 - Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 - O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 - Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 - Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT



Event To Feature Extended Set Inspired By Band's Songs From The Basement Acoustic Tour
Sponsored By The Mississippi Army National Guard
Tunica, MS -- 3 Doors Down will stage the 11th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on Saturday, November 15 at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.  The long-term mission of the foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Operating with the mission statement, "Changing the World, One Life at a Time," 3 Doors Down has committed their energies over the past decade to make a tangible contribution for those in need through this annual event, and continuous efforts to generate funding to support these goals. 
The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Army National Guard. The evening is 21 and up (under 21 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older), with Premier Balcony seated tickets at $150 (which includes hors d'oeuvres and bar), while general admission standing floor tickets are $50. VIP presale begins Monday, October 6th at 12 p.m. local time and includes a chance to meet the band, exclusive VIP merchandise, a photograph with 3 Doors Down and more. Select VIP packages featuring on stage seating are available and offer the chance to “sit in the basement with the band” during the concert. General public tickets are available Friday, October 10th at 10 a.m. local time. For more information visit: www.3doorsdown.com.
Once again the annual “Ride For A Cause” motorcycle ride will take place on November 15th at 11:30 a.m. and will originate from Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson in Southaven, MS. The event, organized by Dixie Thunder Run, saw over 400 motorcycles in 2013. Also taking place will be a raffle for a one of a kind 2014 Citizen Soldier VII ~ Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLH (valued at over $35,000). For a $10 donation to the charity fans receive one raffle ticket for a drawing to win the motorcycle and you do not need to be present at the event to win. For more information on “Ride For A Cause” and the motorcycle raffle visit www.dixiethunderrun.net. A silent auction will also take place in the hotel lobby on November 15th from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. The auction will feature memorabilia from a wide range of musical artists and notable sports figures. For more information visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org or call 251-586-2208.


New York, NY --- Volbeat's "A Warrior's Call" from BEYOND HELL / ABOVE HEAVEN (2010) has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 units by the RIAA.  Volbeat singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen shares, "Jon, Anders, Rob and I are very proud of this acknowledgement.  The fact that each and every sale is a gesture made by the fans that fill the venues, buy our records, and support rock music, this is truly meaningful.  Thank you to each and every one of you.  We share this moment with all of those that work on our behalf to support Volbeat globally, and with the fans who know Rock music is alive and well."
Republic Co-Founder and C.E.O. Monte Lipman states, “Volbeat has fought hard to become one of the most important rock bands today.  Their drive, determination, and amazing talent, continues to inspire us every day.  We are thrilled with their success and congratulate them on this historic achievement.”
Volbeat is currently touring The United States on a co-headline run of arenas with Five Finger Death Punch.  A full itinerary can be found here: www.volbeat.dk.  The Danish quartet received their first GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Room 24" (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond) from OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES, and won Germany's Echo Award for "Best International Alternative Act."  The band's repertoire has become a staple at Active Rock radio cementing their  relevance with eight Top 5 singles, five of which reached the pinnacle of  #1.   Overseas, OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland. 
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world.  Their current release debuted at No. 1 in Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The album saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in The United States.  Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen. 

Thrash Metal Legends Onslaught unleash their Official Live Video “66 Fucking 6”!!!!

A preview of what to expect on the upcoming “THRASH INVASION” US/ CANADA TOUR featuring ONSLAUGHT / ARTILLERY / VX36 is below. 

Onslaught/ Artillery/ VX36 "Thrash Invasion" US/ Canada Tour!!!!!

23-oct Brooklyn, New York, Saint Vitus
24-oct Cambridge, Massachusetts, Middle East Club
25-oct Long Branch, New Jersey, The Brighton Bar
26-oct Peterborough, New Hampshire, The Wreck Room
28-oct Chicago, Illinois, Reggie's
29-oct Indianapolis, Indiana, The Headquarters
30-oct Lakewood, Ohio, The Foundry
31-oct Columbus, Ohio, The Alrosa Villa
01-nov Rochester, New York, The Bug Jar
02-nov Trenton, New Jersey, The Backstage at The Championship Bar
03-nov Springfield, Virginia, Empire
04-nov Hartford, Connecticut, Webster Underground
05-nov Albany, New York, Bogie's
06-nov Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, La Salle Multi
07-nov Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Hard Luck
08-nov Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mavericks
09-nov Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Le Petit Campus
11-nov Kingston, Canada, Mansion
12-nov Detroit, Michigan, The Token Lounge
13-nov Cudahy, Wisconsin, The Metal Grill
14-nov Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, Pov's 65
15-nov Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Zoo Cabaret
16-nov Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Palomino's
17-nov Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, The Pawn Shop
18-nov Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Red Room
19-nov Seattle, Washington, Studio Seven
20-nov Spokane, Washington, The Hop
21-nov Victoria, B.C., Canada, The V-Lounge
22-nov Portland, Oregon, Tonic Lounge
23-nov San Francisco, California, The DNA Lounge
24-nov Anaheim, California, Orange County Music Hall
25-nov Mesa, Arizona, Club Red
26-nov Hollywood, California, Whisky a Go Go
Recently noted, Onslaught vocalist Sy Keeler will sit out the US/ Canada Tour due to his son’s health issues, Neil Turbin
known for his vocal work on the Anthrax album ”Fistful of Metal” will fill in for Sy during this tour.


Onslaught- “66 Fucking 6” official AFM video

TFK OXYGEN-INHALE Cover Art low-res

TFK lo-res



2014 Fuel Music logo



                                              TFK HEADLINE “BORN THIS WAY TOUR” BEGINS OCT. 7

Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH consistently records the “fists-in-the-air” anthems embraced by the sports entertainment world to fire-up their faithful fans. The band’s second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, released Aug. 26 through The Fuel Music, is no exception. Although the album dares to lower the volume on a few songs and allow the melodies and words to soar, tracks like lead single, “Born This Way,” and “Untraveled Road,” are two adrenaline-fueled tunes already tapped for highlight reels.

Adopted by the NHL’s Ottawa Senators as their 2014-15 anthem, “Untraveled Road” is like marching orders set to music, with vocals delivered with hip hop urgency before exploding into a chorus that reminds of Linkin Park at their catchiest. The Senators will open its season tonight in Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre arena with a video featuring the song, as well as feature the track throughout the season. Schedules permitting, TFK will also play “Untraveled Road” live in the arena during a home game this season.

The song is further being used in the “pump-up” video for the Montreal Canadiens’ 2014-15 season, and can be seen at http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=4HTT1UXoeOU.

This song is about standing up for what you believe in,” says TFK frontman Trevor McNevan.  “It's about not being afraid to take the first step, or be the first voice. It's about having the courage to be unashamed, and the faith you need to take a step before you can see the ground. The ‘untraveled road’ is symbolism for being at a crossroads, and having to decide which path you're going to take. Sometimes it takes everything.”

“Born This Way” is similarly being fused into sports programing, featured on NASCAR and Southeastern Conference (SEC) college football games on ESPN through mid-December. The song also continues to climb the Active and Mainstream Rock charts as it picks up over 360,000 views and 4,600+ likes on YouTube.

The success of “Born This Way” and OXYGEN:INHALE is giving a significant boost to TFK’s first headline tour in support of its new album. Launching its “Born This Way Tour” into major markets across the US beginning Oct 7 at Mojoes in Chicago (Joliet, IL), the tour then travels through Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Charlotte and many more cities before wrapping up Nov. 9 at Jake's Backroom in Lubbock, TX. Guest artists featured on select dates include We As Human, Righteous Vendetta and Like A Storm.  See www.ThousandFootKrutch.com for the latest tour updates.

About Thousand Foot Krutch:

With featured performances and headlining positions on the summer festival circuit after performing at the premiere festivals Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma for the last two consecutive years, the Ontario, Canada-bred TFK has been a continuously escalating highlight reel since their formation in 1997. With best-selling albums, eight Active Rock hits and a slew of soundtrack slots, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture. They continue to receive ongoing ESPN appearances, as well as various NASCAR, MLB, NHL, WWE, NCAA and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), along with the “GI Joe” movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports’ NHL 2010 and 2013 video games. Remarkably, the three most recent albums, OXYGEN:INHALE, The End Is Where We Begin and Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 1 & 2, receive about 358,000 daily views in combined streaming across all of YouTube.

All the latest band information can be found at www.thousandfootkrutch.com, http://twitter.com/officialtfk and www.facebook.com/thousandfootkrutch, where the band has over 1,039,000 likes.

About The Fuel Music

The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is one of the leading independent distributors of music, CD’s, tapes and vinyl records internationally and enjoys a growing base in artist merchandise sales. Based in Tennessee, the Fuel team brings nearly 50 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations (Furious? Records), record distribution and marketing (EMI Label Group), and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Premieres Full Album Preview at RevolverMag.com


New Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records


No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records and shows
that fatigue is a foreign word for them.  Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.


Pandemonium can be pre-ordered on Amazon, the Napalm Records Webstore and iTunes


Today Revolver Magazine is presenting an exclusive full album preview clip of Pandemonium.  The video clip features 30 second samples from the entire album and can be seen HERE, courtesy of Revolver.

The first track from Pandemonium is available for streaming now.  Check out "Bonzai Kamakazi" here:


Pandemonium Track Listing:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium

2. Banzai Kamakazi

3. Scum

4. I, Barbarian

5. Carmunhao

6. Apex Predator

7. Insurrection

8. Not Losing the Edge

9. Father of Hate

10. The Crucible

11. Deus Ex Machina

12. Porra


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“[Crobot’s new album, Something Supernatural], incorporates a lot of riff-heavy groove and funk mixed with a modernized spin.”

--James Wood, GUITAR WORLD (10/1/2014)


CROBOT today (Wed., Oct 1) premiered the new video for “Skull of Geronimo” alongside a Q&A with guitarist and visual artist CHRIS BISHOP--on GuitarWorld.com: (HERE). The slow-building groove of “Skull Of Geronimo” is a highlight on the group’s new album SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL--set for release October 27 via Wind-up--where CROBOT display stellar musicianship and lyrical depth. CROBOT are currently in the midst of a U.S. tour which hits the “Louder Than Life” festival in Louisville this weekend. The band will perform at the festival on Sunday, October 5 at 12:15pm on the Main Stage South. See  CROBOT’s full itinerary below.

Read the full Q&A with BISHOP and watch the visualizer he created for the song “Skull of Geronimo” here: http://tinyurl.com/lncm5zl



CROBOT--whom Revolver praised as “…weaving together the deep grooves of stoner rock with grunge, blues and metal influences” (5/14)--has crafted an album of endless rock hooks on SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL. To perfect their blend of funk, blues, metal and rock and roll, the band worked with the producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) at his Machine Shop studios in Austin. The same team worked on CROBOT’s self-titled spring 2014 EP (LISTEN HERE).

First single and good-time anthem “Nowhere To Hide” cracked the Top 20 at radio, peaking at #15 with major market support including SiriusXM Octane, WIIL Chicago, WRIF Detroit, KISW Seattle, KXXR Minneapolis, WIYY Baltimore, WJRR Orlando and WFTK Cincinnati, among others. Watch the video for “Nowhere To Hide” (HERE).

SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL album pre-order links are available now on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/mafotbb and via the CROBOT store http://crobot.spinshop.com. The  iTunes LP and Amazon digital album will include bonus track “Tap Dancin' on a Tightrope” and a bonus full long play video visualizer “The Supernatural Visuals” featuring animated visuals for each full track, a true viewable album. More special packages are available at the CROBOT store including various exclusive merchandise bundles, including limited edition autographed art prints (feat track artwork) and apparel. 

CROBOT have just launched a contest for fans and artists worldwide to design a new label for the group’s own hot sauce brand. Fans can submit their label designs for the group’s brand new sauce titled “Full Moon Howlapeno.” One winner will receive $500 plus the winning artwork will be the official label of CROBOT’s new hot sauce. For all rules and deadlines, visit: http://creativeallies.com/contests/988-design-a-hot-sauce-label-for-crobot

CROBOT--BRANDON YEAGLEY (lead vocals, harmonica), CHRIS BISHOP (guitar, vocals), JAKE FIGUEROA (bass), PAUL FIGUEROA (drums)--spent the past few years honing their live show and garnering a devoted following from their bombastic U.S. performances at festivals and club shows.  After more high-profile tours with Clutch, The Sword, Truckfighters, Kyng and Kill Devil Hill, 2014 and 2015 promise to be the biggest for CROBOT yet, with a Top 20 song at radio, a new album full of hooks and intelligent songwriting, intense live performances and their unique brand of humor.

Catch CROBOT on the road in the following cities:






Hagerstown, MD

Hard Times Cafe



Louisville, KY

Louder Than Life--Champions Park



St Louis, MO




Rockford, IL

District Bar and Grill



Peoria, IL




Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie



Corpus Christi, TX

Concrete Street Pavilion



San Antonio, TX

Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre



Pharr, TX

Pharr Entertainment Center



New Orleans, LA

Howlin' Wolf



Augusta, GA

Sky City



South Bend, IN

Club Fever



Clarksville, TN

The Warehouse



Orlando, FL

Central Florida Fairgrounds



cover artwork.


Watch CROBOT perform live “Legend of the Spaceborne Killer” exclusively on YAHOO! (WATCH HERE).



NAPALM DEATH - New album recording status update;
further worldwide touring!



After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway had the following to say:


"When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!


Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.


Some song titles for you to chew on: "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What is Past Is Prologue", "Stunt Your Growth". We're nearly finished - we promise!"

Expect an early 2015 release for the band's fifteenth studio LP effort by NAPALM DEATH, which succeeds 2012's critically acclaimed UTILITARIAN album.

In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their restless and relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horrorfest and at Slipknot's own Knotfest in the US, European dates (Together with Hatebreed, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest / NL and Metal Hammer Paradise / D), but also a tour of Japan together with Brutal Truth. Here is a list of all next live-dates that have already been announced for NAPALM DEATH. And there is more to come soon...


NAPALM DEATH - Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
10/3 - Bogota - Teatro Las Vegas (Colombia)
10/5 - Mexico City - Jose Cuervo Salon (Mexico)

10/25 - Austin - Housecore Horrorfest (USA) / http://housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com
10/26 - San Bernadino - Knotfest 2014 (USA) / http://www.knotfest.com
11/7 - Wroclaw - Alibi (Poland)
11/8 - Chemnitz - Arena (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/9 - Hannover - Capitol (Germany)+ Hatebreed

11/10 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/11 - Genf - Le Usine (Switzerland)+ Hatebreed
11/12 - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrig (Germany)+ Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/13 - Bochum - Matrix (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/14 - Oldenburg - Amadeus (Germany)
11/15 - Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise (Germany) / http://www.metal-hammer-paradise.de
11/21 - Paris - Le Trabendo (France)
11/22 - Eindhoven - Speedfest (Netherlands) / http://www.speedfest.nl
11/26 - Tokyo - Liquidroom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
11/27 - Osaka - Club Quattro (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/28 - Nagoya - Electric Lady Land (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/30 - Tokyo - Earthdom (Japan) + Brutal Truth

NAPALM DEATH's "Utilitarian" album video clips:
"Analysis Paralysis" (Official video): http://youtu.be/YWTz7730D7Y  
"The Wolf I Feed" (Official video): http://youtu.be/el5ewJxBASo
"Everyday Pox" (Tour video): http://youtu.be/ZiNe6qDFZ4o

Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of recent NAPALM DEATH releases:

NAPALM DEATH's cover version of "To Go Off And Things" by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download (Donate $1 or more at own choice!) here


More details about the new NAPALM DEATH album will be announced very soon...



Century Media Records online:

Rev Theory drops new single " Born 2 Destroy"

Creation often requires destruction. Everything must be razed in order to be rebuilt stronger again. That certainly proved to be Rev Theory's experience while making their fourth full-length album and first for Another Century, B2D [Born 2 Destroy]. In 2012, the Los Angeles quintet-Rich Luzzi [lead vocals], Julien Jorgensen [rhythm guitar], Matty McCloskey [bass, backup vocals], Dave Agoglia [drums], and Paul Phillips [lead guitar]-found itself at something of a crossroads. After two successful albums 2008's breakout Light It Up and Justice in 2011, the group split from the major label system and anxiously pondered its next move.

"We were completely lost at the end of that experience," admits Julien. "We started questioning why we wanted to make music. We had been chasing this rock 'n' roll dream and were really suffocated under the influence of all these people around us. So, we started writing songs to please no one other than ourselves. At first there was a lot of anger and resentment that fueled the subject matter. Reinvention started. That was the main theme. Sex and violence were the primal elements serving as catalysts for the new material. Through the adversity and ups and downs of the major label experience, we said, 'Fuck it. We're going to make music for ourselves'. That's the genesis of this."

October 3, 2014 -- SEVENDUST has announced the third and final leg of their acoustic U.S. tour in support of their critically acclaimed acoustic album, TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES, which kicks off November 4 in Knoxville, TN at The International.  It’s the first time the band will play these cities this year, including the band’s hometown of Atlanta.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 4 at 10:00am EST.  They’ll be joined by the Alabama rock band A.Z., who’ll also be performing acoustic. 
Released April 15 on the band’s 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services, TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Music Albums” chart (their second consecutive #1 album).
After taking a break once the tour concludes to spend the holidays with their families, the Atlanta band will go return to the studio in early 2015 to get back to basics and record the follow-up to their last plugged-in album, BLACK OUT THE SUN.
Even though SEVENDUST will be playing acoustic guitars instead of electric on this run, they won’t be turning down the intensity of their notoriously explosive live performances.  As New Noise Magazine raved:  “Sevendust’s acoustic show at the always cool Highline Ballroom in New York City’s lower West Side was hands down one of the best shows I’ve ever been to in my life... At times vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, one of the most talented men in rock, was even moved to tears while thanking the crowd repeatedly... while drummer Morgan Rose kicked ass and seemed to play as intensely as he does in an electric mode...7D showed everyone the range and impact they are capable of... The band, Vince, John, Morgan, Clint and Lajon, have more groove, harmony and talent in their pinkies than most band’s ever reach.”
While the Buffalo News noted, “‘...a bit gentler’ for this group is still twice as loud and fierce as most others are at full force.  Though the guitars were indeed acoustic, they were still amped up and strumming furiously along to keep up with lead singer Lajon Witherspoon’s powerhouse voice.  It was acoustic with a caustic bite, something Sevendust managed with style and confidence.”   And the Denver Post praised:  “Most songs were rearranged to be performed acoustic, and while toned down, they resonated with power and energy few bands can match without being overwhelmingly amped up with distortion.”
Last month, SEVENDUST gave television viewers a glimpse into their acoustic show with their first-ever concert special on AXS TV, which aired as part of the network’s “Headliner Club Series.”  Check out “Come Down” from the show here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mPG6_LpqLw.
Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops: 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Tue 11/4            Knoxville, TN                 The International
Wed 11/5          Winston-Salem, NC       Ziggy’s
Fri 11/7             Wilmington, NC             Ziggy’s By The Sea
Sun 11/9           Orlando, FL                   House of Blues
Tue 11/11          Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Culture Room
Wed 11/12        Jacksonville, FL                        Underbelly
Thu 11/13          St. Petersburg, FL         State Theatre
Sun 11/16         Cape Coral, FL              Dixie Roadhouse
Tue 11/18          Mobile, AL                    Soul Kitchen
Wed 11/19        New Orleans, LA            The Howlin’ Wolf
Fri 11/21           Shreveport, LA              Riverside Warehouse
Sat 11/22          Little Rock, AR              Revolution Music Room
Sun 11/23         Fayetteville, AR             George’s Majestic Lounge
Tue 11/25          Atlanta, GA                   Terminal West
Wed 11/26        Birmingham, AL             Iron City



New DVD/CD With Classic And Rare

Performances Available For The First Time.


WHITESNAKE fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release “Live In ‘84 - Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make Whitesnake more ‘electrifying’ on record & on stage.

 Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.

            Culled from audio and video recordings & unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); Unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album & Bassist Exceptional Neil Murray. 

There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video & also the bonus CD.

 “It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘Slide It In’ album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”

            Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.

 Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s ‘Slide It In.”

 Track listing:

 CD (only available in combo edition):

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Slow An’ Easy
  5. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
  6. Ready An’ Willing
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Crying In The Rain
  9. Soldier Of Fortune
  10. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  11. Ready An’ Willing
  12. Slow An’ Easy

Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

  1. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
  2. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
  4. Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)


  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty of Love
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger
  4. Ready an' Willing
  5. Slow an' Easy
  6. Crying in the Rain
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Soldier of Fortune
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
  11. Don't Break My Heart Again

Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

  1. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
  2. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
  3. Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
  4. Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.

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ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Unit Featuring Members Of Abysmal Dawn And Arkaik To Release Unique Leader Debut; Lyric Video Now Playing At Revolver Magazine



California-based extreme death metal perpetrators, ANNIHILATED -- who features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik -- will spread their sonic sickness across the lands this Fall with the release of debut full-length, XIII Steps To Ruination.


Set for official unleashing via brutality powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, ANNIHILATED's XIII Steps To Ruination was produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) and boasts eleven pounding, methodically-crafted tales of torment bedecked in hailstorm riff sequences, homicidal blasts, maniacal vocal onslaughts, and strategically composed percussive syncopation all fueled, conceptually, by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).


Comments Fuller of ANNIHILATED's union with Unique Leader: "We are psyched to be a part of the Unique Leader family. With such a notable roster of brutal death metal bands and awesome releases, we feel right at home."


In anticipation of XIII Steps To Ruination's forthcoming release, today Revolver Magazine is hosting the official lyric video for the title track. Get furious, question government and witness some audio/visual carnage at


XIII Steps To Ruination Track Listing:

1. Global Enslavement

2. Eyes In The Sky

3. This Fear I Speak Of

4. XIII Steps To Ruination

5. Eradication Profits

6. Divide Distract Deceive

7. For The Ignorant

8. Wastelands

9. Creations Of Man

10. Throne Of Eternity

11. Putrifacation


ANNIHILATED was forged in 2008 by guitarists Eric Matranga and Robert Fimbres shortly following the demise of Los Angeles' Excretion. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society's prevalent "sheep mentality" in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.


XIII Steps To Ruination will see release via Unique Leader Records on October 28th, 2014 in North America, October 31st,2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.





Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 2




Today Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.


In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, "that's like Sabbath, but a punk band," with Eyehategod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.


Watch Episode Two, Now Playing At THIS LOCATION.


Eyehategod will return to the road next month, commencing with a short rash of one-off live incursions in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, the band will head west trouncing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. Eyehategod continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, critically-adored self-titled studio offering, currently available via Housecore Records.


10/02/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
10/03/2014 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
10/04/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX
10/29/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater - Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/01/2014 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/02/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/03/2014 Los globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/04/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/05/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/06/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day
11/07/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/13/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer





LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 - The World‘s Biggest Metal Festival on 3DVD
/ 3Bluray / 2CD!

  Available Now via UDR Music




Wild and hot - that was the Wacken Open Air 2013! The 24th Wacken Open Air included over 120 bands on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.

The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. “Live at Wacken 2013“, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans - and many, many memorable shows.

The 3-DVD-set and also the 3-Bluray-set offer plenty of music with 43 bands and 106 songs. The audio version on 2 CDs features 32 highlights. “Live at Wacken 2013“ is available now on DVD, CD, BluRay Amaray and as digital download.

What‘s even better, there are some gems hidden in some of these: One Golden Ticket for a “Lifetime Membership for the W:O:A“ giving the lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy the festival every year till eternity without buying a ticket. Also randomly included are ten Silver VIP Tickets that include a tour through the Artist Village on the festival grounds. A dream come true for any Metalhead...

“Live at Wacken 2013“ even serves a good cause that keeps heavy music alive: All bands and labels have donated their royalties to the Wacken Foundation, a non-profit organisation in support of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene (www.wacken-foundation.com). UDR Records will also be making a donation of 1 Euro for each and every DVD & CD sold, with everyone involved, from manufacturing to marketing, supporting the Foundation.

You will see Rock icon Alice Cooper, who knows better than most how to put on a show. His Wacken appearance is no exception, with three guitarists, lots of action and hits like ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Hey Stoopid’. Nightwish with new singer Floor Jansen receives ecstatic reactions, Metal Queen Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary of being on stage, and Sabaton sings with a huge audience choir in the midday sun. Mr. Rock‘n‘Roll himself, Lemmy Kilmister, hits the stage, ignoring recent health issues that caused several show postponements. In blistering heat, Motörhead delivered a shortened set, blasting through ‘Damage Case’, ‘Metropolis’, ‘Over The Top’ like only they can. Deep Purple have been equally groundbreaking as the genre‘s forefathers and played Wacken for the first time. The fans were not disappointed, as shown during their classic ‘Lazy’.

And the list goes on: the Thrash Metal wake-up call that Annihilator opens the festival with, the wild moshpits during Anthrax’s classic-filled set, the big epicness of Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. Rage and surprises like Ugly Kid Joe, who invited Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell for their rowdy rendition of ‘Ace Of Spades’.

Furthermore the DVD includes the following appearances:

- Legion Of The Damned

- Trivium

- DevilDriver

- Whitechapel

- Alpha Tiger

- Soilwork

- Mustasch

- Fozzy (feat. Wrestling-Star Chris Jericho

- Candlemass

- Ihsahn

- Amorphis

- Agnostic Front

- Serum 114

- Die Kassierer

- Thunder

- Pretty Maids

- Heaven’s Basement

- Sonata Arctica

- Alestorm

- Dezperadoz



“Live at Wacken 2013” on 3DVD / 3Bluray / 2CD – bring home the best metal party worldwide!






CLUTCH band photo
L-R: Jean-Paul Gaster, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Neil Fallon.


After a summer of epic gigs including their first-ever South American performance,  a headlining show in Sao Paulo, Brazil; stunning crowds at all three Riot Fest shows (Toronto, Chicago and Denver), CLUTCH has announced a winter U.S. tour which will launch on December 27 in Cincinnati and wrap up on January 10 in Austin. On the upcoming winter trek, CLUTCH will debut a handful of new songs on the road. Torche and Lionize will join the band as support for the entire run (see dates below).

CLUTCH--NEIL FALLON (vocals, rhythm guitar), TIM SULT (lead guitar), DAN MAINES (bass) JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drums and percussion)--will re-team with the acclaimed producer Machine (Lamb Of God, King Crimson, Crobot) for a pre-production session in October. The recording of the new album is scheduled to begin in January 2015 with the same team that worked on CLUTCH’s last album Earth Rocker, tagged by Rolling Stone as “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (Dec. 2013). The group’s critically acclaimed Earth Rocker album received a 3-disc triple deluxe release this summer via Weathermaker Music. CLUTCH’s upcoming album is due for worldwide release in 2015.

Asked about the musical direction of the new album NEIL FALLON says: “The best thing is just following your gut. I think if we tried to make ‘Earth Rocker 2,’ it would be D.O.A. But then again, you don't wanna completely abandon it. We started writing for the next album pretty quickly. So it does bear a lot of similarities to Earth Rocker, just because we're coming off the heels of that album. If we’d waited five years, I'm sure it would be a different story."

Catch CLUTCH on the road in the following cities:








Huntington, NY

The Paramount




Norfolk, VA

The NorVa


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



Baltimore, MD

The Shindig Music Festival






Cincinnati, OH





Cleveland, OH

House of Blues




Sayreville, NJ

Starland Ballroom




Philadelphia, PA

Electric Factory




Atlanta, GA

Center Stage




Lake Buena Vista, FL

House of Blues




New Orleans, LA

House of Blues




Houston, TX

House of Blues




Dallas, TX

House of Blues




Tulsa, OK

Cain's Ballroom




Austin, TX




CLUTCH with Torche and Lionize


CLUTCH critical soundbites:

“…seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics--release their hardest rocking set to date.”

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

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

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

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

--Allison Stewart, REVOLVER (Mar. 2013)

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

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

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

--Mike Thomas, RELIX (Apr. 2013) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


For more information on CLUTCH:

 www.pro-rock.com and http://weathermakermusic.com


Releases New Album Trailer



Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire this fall. The new album, entitled The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity), will be out on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast in the US, and is the first part of a trilogy.

The band just release a new album trailer. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCmEskKXsg

The tracklist of The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)

01. The Shape Of Things To Come                            

02. Neohuman                                                          

03. Limits To Infinity                                                 

04. Cryonic Harvest                                                  

05. The Spiral Timeshift                                           

06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit                    

07. Neuromancers                                                   

08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon                 

Per Nilsson commented: "The lyrical concept that Henrik came up with for The Singularity trilogy is huge in scope, complex and awe-inspiring, and naturally the music I wrote needed to follow suit - and it is with great pride that we can now present 'Phase I - Neohumanity', the first part in the most progressive and elaborate project in the history of Scar Symmetry. What an awesome way of celebrating our 10th anniversary!"
The cover artwork for The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie

Also check out:

Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/QkmjsETMlmU

Lyric video Limits To Infinity’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgs-rhvt-Q8

www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry | www.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry


BLACK TUSK Enter the Studio to Begin Work on New Album

Working With Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR

Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK have entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their last release 2013's Tend No Wounds EP.  The band is currently holed up in Portland, OR at Audiosiege Studios with Toxic Holocaust front man and acclaimed producer Joel Grind.  They are currently shooting for a release in the first half of 2015 via Relapse Records.


The band on their collaboration with Joel Grind:


"This one's got everything! Get ready for a roller coaster ride!  We are super excited to release this one. Everyone will see that this was well worth the wait!  Joel was perfect for this album and when you hear it, you'll see why!"


BLACK TUSK's latest release Tend No Wounds is available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE  The EP can be purchased on iTunes HERE.  The EP is streaming in full on BLACKTUSK's Bandcamp Page.


BLACK TUSK's video for the song "Truth Untold" directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates.  It can be viewed HERE.


To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:

















Slipknot’s KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed initial details about Stage 004 at the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. The Headbang For The Highway Stage Presented By Zippo Encore will give the best regional and local metal bands the opportunity to battle it out for the chance to be part of the biggest metal show to hit the U.S. in years.

On Saturday, Stage 004 headliners The Faceless will be joined by six Headbang For The Highway Battle-of-the-Bands winners. Sunday’s Headbang For The Highway Stage lineup will feature headliners Dead For Denver and five more Battle-of-the-Bands winners, including Kings Of Carnage and Still Not Dead.

Headbang For The Highway battles, sponsored by Brick House Studios and The Alumni Tour, are being held in the southwestern U.S. and California through October 19 to determine the final slots on this year’s KNOTFEST. For more information, go to http://headbangforthehighway.com/.

These Battle-of-the-Bands winners will join a lineup that features some of the most powerful names in metal--including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all KNOTFEST online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5 to Slipknot's headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album, delivered 24 hours early.

KNOTFEST--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash, band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

Headbang For The Highway’s The Battle For KNOTFEST is taking place at the following locations:


Date     City/State                                 Venue                                     Winner

8/24     Santa Ana, CA                        Malone’s                                  Kings Of Carnage

9/15     West Hollywood, CA               Whisky A Go Go                     Still Not Dead

9/19     Tempe, AZ                              AZ Club Red / Red Owl           TBD

9/27     Fort Worth, TX                         Tomcats West                         TBD

9/28     Santa Ana, CA                        Malone’s                                  TBD

9/28     Austin, TX                               Dirty Dog Bar                           TBD

10/3     Phoenix, AZ                            Joe’s Grotto                             TBD

10/4     Tucson, AZ                             The Rock                                 TBD

10/11   Oakland, CA                            Grand Live                              TBD

10/18   Las Vegas, NV                       The Cheyenne Saloon             TBD    

10/19   Henderson, NV                       Eagle’s Hall                              TBD


In addition to the Battle-of-the-Bands at each location, Brick House Studios will be giving away one free $200 tattoo on stage each night. Bands hoping to compete for a chance to perform on Stage 004 at KNOTFEST can email info@headbangforthehighway.com with the subject “KNOTFEST” and the name of the showcase venue where they wish to play. For more information, go to:



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

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now and going fast at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages and pit tickets are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

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

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, Legator Guitars, Fxck Cancer and Zippo Encore.

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:













Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014 with two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday evening session featuring the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops and the Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel. The wide-ranging clinics for bassists of all styles and skill levels include the Bass Player LIVE! debuts of Gary Willis and Chuck Rainey, TV’s “Face of Bass” Rickey Minor, prog/metal hero dUg Pinnick, a bass education roundtable led by Steve Bailey, a bass set-up panel clinic that includes master luthiers Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive2014.eventbrite.com/. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits are available and priced as follows:

  • S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
  • S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees


Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-8:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

The special Saturday evening session at S.I.R. runs from 6:00 PM-8:30PM on November 8, featuring performances and award presentations including:


The presentation of Henrik Linder’s Bass Player Young Gun Award, followed by a trio performance with Henrik, Gary Willis and drummer Kirk Covington 

The presentation of Abraham Laboriel’s Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a performance by Open Hands, with Abraham, keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario and drummer Bill Maxwell 

An All-Star Jam in Clinic Room B featuring artists from the event 

• Additional special performances to be announced 

Bass Player LIVE! daytime clinics on Saturday and Sunday include: 

A live clinic interview with super-hot Swedish fuze/pop trio Dirty Loops’ bass sensation Henrik Linder 

A VSOP clinic performance by Abraham Laboriel, Bakitihi Kumalo (Paul Simon) and Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), presented by Kala 

The Bass Player LIVE! clinic debut of iconic fretless bassist, solo artist and Tribal Tech co-founder Gary Willis 

Bass Education, led by Berklee College of Music Bass Department Chairman and renowned solo artist Steve Bailey, and featuring BP Lifetime Award Recipient and Cal Arts bass instructor Alphonso Johnson, LAMA Bass Dept. Chair and low-end specialist Jerry Watts, Nashville session bassist and Belmont University instructor Roy Vogt, and noted web teachers Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Mike Stern) and Norm Stockton (solo artist, Bobby Kimball) 

TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt of Conan, Jimmy Earl of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John B. Williams of Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show band and the Arsenio Hall Show’s Posse 

A clinic performance and discussion with TV’s “Face of Bass,” award-winning producer and American Idol and Tonight Show with Jay Leno bandleader Rickey Minor 

A solo clinic by master rock bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen 

Legends of New York Bass: A historic clinic featuring past BP Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott, who collectively have played on seminal Gotham recordings by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, the Rascals, and more 

Latin Bass Roundtable clinic led by Oskar Cartaya (Spyro Gyra, Herb Alpert, J-Lo), with Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chick Corea), Jon Pena (Larry Cartlon, Tania Maria, Steve Vai) and others 

A multi-string metal mashup clinic featuring Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under, Reciprocal) and Nick Schendzielos (Cephalic Carnage, Job for a Cowboy) 

Our annual International Bassist clinic with Wojtek Pilichowski (Polish solo artist and vituoso web sensation)

Also slated to appear are: Lee Sklar (BP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, session legend, Phil Collins), Brian Bromberg (solo artist, Bass on the Broadband), Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, Zawinul Legacy Band, John McLaughlin), “Ready” Freddie Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Tal Wilkenfeld (2014 BP Young Gun recipient, solo artist, Jeff Beck), Sean Hurley (L.A. session star, John Mayer), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Nik West (solo artist, Dave Stewart), Bobby Vega (Sly & the Family Stone, Mickey Hart), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fisaco, Snoop Dog) and Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)

Among the participating manufacturers at Bass Player LIVE! 2014 are Warwick, Aguilar, Sadowsky Guitars, Tech 21, Kala, Ashdown, D’Addario, Ampeg, Paul Reed Smith, Dunlop, Eden, GHS, Ibanez, Lakin Basses, N.S Design, Spector, TC Electronic, EBS, Carvin, and Mayones Basses.

 Previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.

 Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers. 






EYEHATEGOD Announces Autumn Live Assault 



Louisiana volume visionaries, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to announce their next run of live demolitions this Fall. The band's latest itinerary includes a short rash of one-off dates in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, team EYEHATEGOD will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates.


Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, "New Orleans sons of the hurricane and battered filthy communists, EYEHATEGOD, will embark on a severely damaging run of US shows this October 2014 that are guaranteed to please the dirt starved masses of nasty rock 'n' roll tenfold. See ya'll on the railroad tracks!"


EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, the record continues to reap praise and critical "fuck-yeahs" from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 score Pitchfork declares, "After fourteen years, they've come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That Eyehategod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary." Stereoboard dubs the record, "a vitriolic demonstration of everything that made this band so great in the first place. There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams... a worthy addition to the band's already impenetrable legacy." Added The New York Times in a live review, "Something happened to EYEHATEGOD in the last decade, since its members got on the other side of those disasters: some kind of stability - a realization of exactly what the band has and how to use it. And its show at Club Europa, in Brooklyn... fell in line with the last three I've seen... It was an extended family of riffs, played over the new drummer Aaron Hill's weaving, swinging drum patterns, and under the singer Mike IX Williams' wretched howl and crinkly-eyed, mirthless smile. It was low-end body music, half-slovenly, half-graceful, impossibly deep - music for moving to in fluid motion."


Additional live incursions from EYEHATEGOD will be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on a brand new picture disc version of the New Orleans Is The New Vietnam seven-inch which will be released soon in an extremely limited leather cover edition on A389. Stay tuned.



10/02/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

10/03/2014 Backbooth - Orlando, FL

10/04/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL

10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX

10/29/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater - Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/01/2014 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/02/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/03/2014 Los globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/04/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/05/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan

11/06/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day

11/07/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day

11/08/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day

11/09/2014 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day

11/12/2014 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11/13/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN

11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day

11/16/2014 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day

11/20/2014 Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day 
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer 


Order Eyehategod through Housecore Records HERE.



Australian power-core metal pioneers A BREACH OF SILENCE are pleased to announce they will be joining DROWNING POOL as support on their unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ tour. The tour will kick off on October 22nd in New Orleans, LA and is scheduled to wrap up November 26th in Joplin, MO. Confirmed dates are as follows…

A BREACH OF SILENCE – USA tour dates w/ Drowning Pool
21-Oct – Waco, TX @ Wild West
22-Oct - Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
23-Oct - Destin, FL @ Club LA
24-Oct - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
25-Oct - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
26-Oct - Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
28-Oct - Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
29-Oct - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
30-Oct - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
31-Oct - Fostoria, OH @ The New Nest
1-Nov - Macomb, IL @ The Outskirts
2-Nov - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
4-Nov - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5-Nov - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6-Nov - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
7-Nov - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
8-Nov - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
13-Nov - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
14-Nov - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
15-Nov - Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
16-Nov - Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
18-Nov - Watertown, SD @ Original Bar and Night Club
19-Nov - Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV's
21-Nov - Racine, WI @ Rt. 20
22-Nov - Ringle, WA @ Q and E Expo Center
23-Nov - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
26-Nov - Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
For ticket sales and additional information, please visit:

New album 'The Darkest Road' coming out October 7 

THE DARKEST ROAD’ is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2014, preview & pre-order the album from iTunes and download two songs instantly, before release date at http://smarturl.it/abos-darkest-road 

Compact discs may be pre-ordered from Eclipse Records at http://smarturl.it/dt0aqc and all orders will receive a free 17-song compilation CD. Orders shipping to Australia or New Zealand can get $4 off shipping costs by using coupon code CROCKIE during checkout. 

Also available from
GooglePlay, Amazon, Best Buy, FYE, and better music stores everywhere.

Pre-order The Darkest Road now!


DEVILMENT Feat. Dani Filth - Announces Video Shoot + Release First Pictures



Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTHTEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the upcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show. The album is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). Find pictures from the video below.

Commented director Sam Scott-Hunter"With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience."

Added Dani Filth"When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from its deep Satanic birth."















The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.

DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out DaniDaniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: 

The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTHBEHEMOTHAMON AMARTHSYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta

The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

The Great And Secret Show tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus

06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show


--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover, feat. Bam Margera)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITEDani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8 


31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal

08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli

10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom

12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan

13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik

14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club

15.11.14 D Herford - Club X

17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage

18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7

20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri

21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age

22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club

You have been warned.









The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late heavy metal singer, last week presented a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This donation is the second installment in a commitment to fund gastroesophageal cancer research spearheaded by Dr. Jaffer A. Ajani, Professor, GI Medical Oncology, who treated Ronnie James Dio at the Center for the last six months of his life. The Fund's initial donation of $117,000 in December of 2010 served as seed money that allowed Dr. Ajany to receive additional grant monies as well as several National Cancer Institute (NCI) grants with a total amount of $10 million.

SUAS Ribbon Several members of the Dio Cancer Fund's board of directors travelled to Houston to personally deliver the check and tour the hospital and the gastric cancer research facilities. This year, the Dio Cancer Fund has been the beneficiary of funds generated from the worldwide release and sale by Rhino Records of the Dio tribute album THIS IS YOUR LIFE.   It features Dio songs-from his tenures with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio-performed by some of metal music's biggest names, among them Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Glenn Hughes, Scorpions, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D. It has sold over 80,000 units since its release on April 1st. The Fund's annual awards Gala this year doubled as a preview listening party for the album, generating additional revenues.

A privately funded 501C3 charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised more than $800,000 in its short history. Interviewed about the gift to M.D. Anderson, Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer and Fund President/Founder, said that her husband's cancer treatment at the world-renowned cancer center "gave him hope, and the most important thing for a cancer patient is to have hope."   To view the interview, go to:


Several members of the Dio Cancer Fund board of directors travelled to Houston to present the $100,000 check and to tour M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  From left: Dio Cancer Fund board members Dean Schachtel, Sheila Melody and Dio Cancer Fund President Wendy Dio; Dr. Shumei Song, Assistant Professor, GI Medical Oncology-Research, and Dr. Jaffer A. Ajani, Professor, GI Medical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; board member William Wegner, Dio Cancer Fund Chairman Tim Murch, board member Sharon Weisz and Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Sandeep Kapoor, M.D.

Gastric cancer often remains a silent killer because of its vague symptoms that often mirror less serious maladies. Sadly, gastric cancer has been on the rise over the past decade and funding for research to stop this deadly disease is grossly inadequate. Dr. Ajani and his team's research is based in the idea that there are cells called "signaling cells" that help determine the life cycle of a cell. Sometimes, these cells "misfire" and direct cells to multiply and propagate into cancer. The research is aimed at identifying these signals and suppressing them or altering their signal in order to avoid development into cancer.

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who was Ronnie Dio's general doctor and serves as Medical Director of the Dio Cancer Fund, has been working closely with Dr. Ajani's team of researchers for the past four years. "The best part of providing direct support to Dr. Ajani's research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center," he says, "is that the seed money from the Dio Cancer Fund is leveraged to obtain multimillion dollar grants from the government to expand the research and, hopefully, put an end to this deadly disease."


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Members of the Dio Cancer Fund Board of Directors visit the research laboratory of Dr. Jaffer Ajani at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
To learn more about the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund or to make a donation, visit:  www.diocancerfund.org

AT THE GATES reveals 'At War With Reality' album formats

"Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon release their first new music in 19 years! Below is an overview of the formats for the highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback studio album, which will be released via Century Media Records on October 27th:
- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
- Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Ltd. 2x10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro

The 12" LP format will come in the following colored vinyl editions:
- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)

- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)

Fans can pre-order At War With Reality now in North America: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/at_the_gates

The European pre-sale for At War With Reality will start on September 29th. Two shirt designs can already be ordered here: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/At_The_Gates/1483

For a preview of the album, an online music teaser featuring the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/zdvIGiaEoUQ

At War With Reality standard track-listing
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra

10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES recorded At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from the band can be viewed
here and a first pre-production video message can be seen here.

20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck *
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - The Globe *
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof
*=Update: new venue!

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul **
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1

10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
16.01.2015 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon *
17.01.2015 - Rome (Italy) - Orion *
18.01.2015 - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Milano (Italy) - Live Club *
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
02.05.2015 - Sundsvall (Sweden) - Pipeline *
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
*=Update: new show!
**=Update: new venue!

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler  - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums

AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

AT THE GATES online:



As the Catacombs of the Black Vatican World Tour continues, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has announced a new batch of tour dates for the start of the new year. The band will hit the road with HATEBREED and BUTCHER BABIES including a good portion of Canada in the first half of the run. 

After a highly successful appearance at the 2014 AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL this past weekend, the band is ready to set sail with MOTORHEAD and ANTHRAX on the inaugural MOTORBOAT CRUISE starting September 22nd. Black Label Society will also participate in the first annual

Zakk Wylde will also be featured on the fall dates of the 2014 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR. The tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Click
here for more information.
Catacombs of the Black Vatican was released on April 8th, 2014 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Rock and Independent Charts. The chart topping LP was also hailed as one of the "Best Albums of 2014" by Revolver Magazine. The new effort has accumulated critical praise with outlets like LOUDWIRE declaring "Wylde’s guitar playing has always been at an extremely high level, but the instrument that’s improved steadily over the years is his voice." New Jersey's  AQUARIAN WEEKLY states, "This is Black Label Society at its finest!"

With cover appearances on the likes of both Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines and a first ever TV performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers following the release of Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, the presence of the band has dug itself deeper into the history of modern day rock music.
01. Fields Of Unforgiveness
My Dying Time

03. Believe
04. Angel Of Mercy
05. Heart Of Darkness
06. Beyond The Down
07. Scars
08. Damn The Flood
09. I've Gone Away
10. Empty Promises
11. Shades Of Gray
12. Dark Side Of The Sun (bonus track)
13. The Nomad (bonus track)


 Titles Include Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?So Far, So Good…So What!Rust In PeaceCountdown To Extinction And Youthanasia

September 15, 2014 – (Los Angeles, CA) - On November 11, 2014, Universal Enterprises (UMe) will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records MEGADETH albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S.

Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown To Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc. Each album is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. 

When MEGADETH signed to Capitol Records they were already well established in the underground metal scene. A blistering 3-song demo, which led to their debut independent studio album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and a string of now legendary west coast live shows cemented their reputation.  

Their groundbreaking 1986 major label debut Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? featuring classics such as “Wake Up Dead,” “Devil’s Island” and “Peace Sells,” reached No. 76 on The Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than a million copies, going platinum in the U.S. and Canada.

1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! reached No. 28 on The Billboard Top 200 and features “In My Darkest Hour,” Dave Mustaine’s dark and heavy ode to the late Cliff Burton, the fast-paced “Hook In Mouth” and a cover of “Anarchy In The U.K.,” further bridging the gap between punk and metal and featuring original Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones.

1990’s critically acclaimed, platinum selling Rust In Peace features live staples “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.” Upon its release, Rust In Peace reached No. 23 on The Billboard Top 200, was Kerrang!’s Album of the Year, and is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Metal Hammer’s 50 Hottest Thrash Albums Of All Time and Revolver Magazine’s The 69 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time.

1992 saw the release of the Grammy nominated, double platinum release Countdown to Extinction. It debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and features the singles “Sweating Bullets,” “Foreclosure Of A Dream” and “Symphony Of Destruction,” all of which went Top 30 on the Mainstream Rock charts, with the latter making The Billboard Hot 100.

MEGADETH’s sixth studio release was the platinum selling Youthanasia. The album was released in 1994 and reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with the singles “Train of Consequences” and “A Tout le Monde” both reaching Top 30 on Mainstream Rock Tracks.

MEGADETH has created metal masterpieces for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

The band continued to break new ground and earn new accolades with their 2013 release, Super Collider, reaching No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.




SNOT Reunite For U.S. Tour
Playing Classic "Get Some" Album In It's Entirety


September 9, 2014 - Santa Barbara California - Legendary Punk / Funk / Rock band SNOT has announced that they will be reuniting once again for a full U.S tour in which they will be performing their classic "Get Some" album in it's entirety. He Is Legend, Thira, and Lydia Can't Breathe will offer support. The tour kicks off on November 28th in Palm Desert, California and wraps up on December 23rd in Pomona, California. More dates will be added soon, so make sure to follow SNOT on Facebook for updates.

SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says of the upcoming tour "I want to let you know we are ready to rock out as hard as humanly possible with all you SNOT heads around the world on our first world tour. I hope you're ready cause we have a ton of massive energy to bring to you. SNOT is something special to us. We will enjoy playing our debut and only record GET SOME in it's entirety for you live for all you die hard SNOT HEADS! SAY SOMETHING FOR THE RECORD TELL THE PEOPLE WHAT YOU FEEL!!"

SNOT lead singer Tommy Vext adds "Words cannot describe how excited I am to be getting back in the road with my brothers in SNOT. It is a privilege to play with a band that has had an indeterminable influence over countless artists from the bands inception & thereafter. I'm honored to pay tribute Lynn Strait and offer Snot fans on an international level the live experience they may not have yet enjoyed."

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Tour Dates:

11/28: Palm Desert, CA @ Shcmitty's Tavern
11/29: Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
11/30: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
12/01: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/02: Denver, CO @ The Roxy
12/04: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
12/05: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
12/07: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
12/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
12/14: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/17: Austin, TX @ The Dirty Dog Bar
12/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
12/20: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12/22: San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar
12/23: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

More dates to be announced soon!

Follow SNOT on Facebook for updates!

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About SNOT:

From the birth of the Santa Barbara, CA based band in 1995, SNOT was a controversial force in the underground music scene. With a primordial mix of hardcore punk, metal, and funk – members Lynn Strait (vox), Mikey Doling (guitar), Sonny Mayo (guitar), John “Tumor” Fahnestock (bass), and Jamie Miller (drums) wreaked havoc up and down the west coast as they quickly began sharing stages and sold out shows with such bands as System of a Down, Incubus, Korn, Coal Chamber, and many more great up and coming bands of that time.

SNOT was signed by Geffen Records in 1996 and in 1997 released their only full length album, “Get Some." SNOT toured the US in ’97 and ‘98 with bands such as Deftones, Sevendust, Human Waste Project, Life Of Agony, Fishbone, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Sugar Ray before securing a slot on Ozzfest ’98 where they received incredible praise from metal fans, their musical peers, and law enforcement officers when lead singer, Lynn Strait, was arrested for indecent exposure after popping out of Limp Bizkit’s toilet stage prop completely nude.

Tragically, Lynn Strait was killed in a car accident on 12/11/98. SNOT disbanded and the surviving members went on to play in the bands Soulfly, Sevendust, Amen, LoPro, and Abloom- just to name a few.

In late 2000, “Strait Up”, a tribute album to late Lynn Strait was released on Immortal Records. It featured the music slated to be on the next SNOT album with guest vocals by the likes of Serj Tankian, Jonathan Davis, Lajon Witherspoon, Corey Taylor, Jason Sears Fred Durst, and many more.

In 2008 and 2009, SNOT reformed with vocalist, Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy), to pay tribute to their fallen brother, Lynn. They recorded two new songs and toured the western US with Devildriver and did a national tour with Mudvayne and 10 Years.

In Early 2014, the band got together yet again to play a string of shows in southern California, selling out every night, showing SNOT that the fans are out there waiting to see SNOT live. SNOT is currently planning a 22 date US tour in late 2014 followed by a 25 date UK/European tour in early 2015.

SNOT Lineup:

Tommy Vext -Vocals
Mikey Doling - Guitar
Sonny Mayo - Guitar
Jamie Miller - Drums
John Fahnestock - Bass

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