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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
Alice Cooper "Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken" DVD
out October 21
Megadeth to issue first five major label albums on remastered picture disc for first time ever!
Five Finger Death Punch/Volbeat co-headlining tour kicks off Sept 16.
SNOT reunite for U.S. tour, to play classic "Get Some" album in it's entirety
Twelve Foot Ninja announce US tour with In This Moment
Billy Idol and Billboard.com premiere behind-the-scene web series for his new album
Rivers of Nihil guitarist offering lessons while on tour
King Diamond announces North American Tour opener
Iron Reagan stream "The Tyranny of Will" on Pitchfork
Flyleaf premeire "Between The Stars" on Yahoo music
Cannibal Corpse's "The Murderer's Pact" on Loudwire
Lamb Of God "As The Palaces Burn" DVD out Oct 14
Butcher Babies unleash single from "Uncovered" EP
Atreyu release new song as a free download for fans
Richie Kotzen releases video for "War Paint"
"We Are The People Of Wacken" book out now
Saving Abel return with "Blood Stained Revolution"
Devilment add Bam Margera to their debut album
At The Gates launch "At War With Reality" album teaser
Photography legend Gene Kirkland releases never before seen pics of some of Rock's greatest moments
Exodus reveal special guests for "Blood In, Blood Out"
Korn to tour with Slipknot on "Prepare For Hell" tour
Richie Kotzen "The Essentials" out today.  Tour in Nov
Columbian Necktie "Kevin's Song" streaming online
Exodus reveal "Blood In, Blood Out" track listing/presale
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey releases new novel excerpt
Dennis DeYoung live dvd to be released Oct 21
Gerard Way announces first solo tour.  Starts Oct 12
Anthrax's "Chile On Hell" NY and L.A. premiere date
Obituary pre-orders for "Inked In Blood" available now
Prong premieres new video on Loudwire!
Unearth to release "Watchers Of Rule" on October 28
Butcher Babies detail their "Uncovered" EP
Billy Idol to release new studio album October 21
Shadows Fall announce final European tour
Sepultura "Territory" live clip now at Revolver
Prince to release two new studio albums Sept 30th
Wayne Static announces co-headlining tour with Powerman 5000
Otherwise new single "Darker Side of the Moon"
The Devil Wears Prada to headline night 2 of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare
Red Tide Rising nominated for 3 Independent Music Awards
Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens announce tour
Korn's fan-assisted video for "Haters" now on Vevo
Obituary release album trailer for "Inked In Blood"
Whitechapel announce headlining tour with UABB
Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey reveals  her new novel
Gwar detail their GWAR ETERNAL TOUR 2014
Celebrity Rock n Bowl strikes Los Angeles Oct 9th
Adrenaline Mob announce September tour dates
Pierce The Veil recording new album for 2015 release
Goatwhore headlining tour dates, European tour dates
In Flames releases second "Siren Charms" video
Suicide Silence/The Black Dahlia Murder announce tour
Miss May I unleash "You Want Me" lyric video
Rivers of Nihil join Death's "Swamp Leper Stomp" tour
Obituary to release "Inked in Blood" on October 28
Lacuna Coil continue to tour North America in September
Mob Rules sign with SPV/Steamhammer.  Box set 10/28
Devin Townsend Project to tour with Animals as Leaders
Exodus reveals album art for "Blood In, Blood Out"
Children of Bodom announce Fall North American tour
Rigor Mortis final album "Slave To The Grave" out 10/7
Beak t
o release debut "Let Time Begin" on Sept 23








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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 "
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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
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Chris Jericho
In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth interview
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A BREACH OF SILENCE to join DROWNING POOL on U.S. tour

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:
http://ow.ly/BwNj7 

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!

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

 

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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."

 

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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: 
http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU

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 

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT

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.

 

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SUAS

DIO CANCER FUND PRESENTS $100,000 TO 

HOUSTON'S M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

 

FUNDS WILL FURTHER RESEARCH IN GASTRIC CANCER

DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION 

 

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:

http://cw39.com/2014/09/10/md-anderson-receives-check-from-dio-fund/

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
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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.

AT THE GATES + ROTTEN SOUND:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB


AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
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:
http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial
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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2015 TOUR DATES
WITH HATEBREED + BUTCHER BABIES



"SCARS" VIDEO RELEASED 

CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN OUT NOW
WATCH THE NEW "SCARS" PIANO VERSION VIDEO HERE
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
KNOTFEST with SLIPKNOT, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT in October. 

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.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATES
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
02.
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)
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ALICE COOPER “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken” DVD 
Out October 21, 2014 in North America via UDR Music

 

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Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing and upcoming release of ALICE COOPER, a true icon, a great performer – simply  a legend.

With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances.  When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.

The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD  € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.

ALICE COOPER - not much has to be said about this incredible artist whose career spans five decades by now.  He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre.  The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.:  Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

Raise The Dead  will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material  shows  an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package +  – ALICE COOPER – one the biggest entertainers ever! Just enjoy the show!

 

Setlist DVD/BR:

  

1.           Hello Hooray                                    

2.           House of Fire                                 

3.           No More Mr Nice Guy                  

4.           Under My Wheels                          

5.           I'll Bite Your Face Off                    

6.           Billion Dollar Babies                      

7.           Caffeine                                            

8.           Department of Youth                    

9.           Hey Stoopid                                     

10.         Dirty Diamonds 

11.         Welcome To My Nightmare        

12.         Go To Hell          

13.         He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)    

14.         Feed My Frankenstein    

15.         Ballad Of Dwight Fry      

16.         Killer     

17.         I Love The Dead              

18.         Break On Through          

19.         My Generation 

20.         I'm Eighteen                                    

21.         Poison                                              

22.         Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall            

 

alice-cooper.udr-music.com

 www.alicecooper.com

www.wacken-foundation.com

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MEGADETH ISSUES THE FIRST FIVE MAJOR LABEL ALBUMS
ON REMASTERED PICTURE DISC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S
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 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.

http://www.megadeth.com

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth

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CATCH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND VOLBEAT
CO-HEADLINING ARENAS 
ON THE BIGGEST ROCK TOUR OF THE FALL 

TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 16 TO SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN CEDAR RAPIDS, GRAND RAPIDS, UNCASVILLE AND LAS VEGAS

NEW 5FDP VIDEO FOR “WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN”
SUPPORTING VETERANS SUFFERING FROM PTSD REACHES OVER 
3.6 MILLION VIEWS

 

As global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT gear up for their co-headlining North American fall arena tour kicking off tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/16 in Salt Lake City, several dates including shows at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum (Cedar Rapids, IA), Deltaplex Arena (Grand Rapids, MI), Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) and The Joint at the Hard Rock (Las Vegas) have already sold out in advance of the start of the tour.

The tour is produced by Frank Productions/NS2. Special guests joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT are HELLYEAH as direct support and NOTHING MORE as the opener. For tickets, go to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour. 5FDP VIP packages are available at: http://bit.ly/Rm0eBh.

“The two hottest rock bands out there are all geared up to start the biggest rock tour of the fall,” explains promoter Charlie Goldstone, President, Frank Productions Concerts, LLC. “We strongly encourage fans who have been waiting to buy tickets to act now so you don’t get left in the dust!”

Last month, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH debuted the video to their new single “Wrong Side Of Heaven” which can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/wM96O1. The video, written by the band and directed by Nick Peterson, is intended to increase knowledge about the plight of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its larger repercussions for our country by way of affecting their mental and physical health, family life, assimilation back home after service and garnering quality job placement, among many other issues. The clip has received over 3,669,411 views since August 11.

In tandem with the video’s premiere, the band launched the webpage www.5fdp4Vets.com and ignited a special crowd-funding campaign for a jersey entitled 5FDP4VETS “No One Gets Left Behind” on Indiegogo. The campaign’s goal of raising $50,000 was bested by double in less than two day’s time—and exceeding $210,000 to date with another 10 days running. The proceeds will benefit the organizations that joined forces with the group to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD. Fans who pledged will receive a limited-edition jersey created and designed by guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY. The initial run of shirts ran out, and the band expanded it by 1,000 in order to keep up with the overwhelming demand.

Undoubtedly one of the most relevant and successful rock bands globally, 5FDP dominated 2013 with the releases THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELLVOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 (more notably, within a four-month period) and in the top ten mainstream charts all across the globe. The two albums feature two #1 radio hit singles (“Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest and “Battle Born”) and have combined sales of over 650,000 units to date. The multi-million selling rock titans’ have had 13 consecutive top ten hits at Rock Radio with the brand new single for “Wrong Side Of Heaven” already climbing up the charts quickly.

USA TODAY proclaimed: “VOLUME 2 elevates the group to the top of its game. Offering more than blind rage, though there's certainly plenty, the songs live in the tension implied by the album's title--aware of the implications of lashing out, ready to accept the consequences” (11/19/13). Following Australia’s Soundwave Festival and shows across Japan and South East Asia, the band concluded a sold out European headlining tour earlier this year. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitar), Jeremy Spencer (drums), Jason Hook (guitar) and Chris Kael (bass).

 
    Pictured above: 5FDP


VOLBEAT's OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. according to Soundscan, alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. The Danish quartet received their first GRAMMY nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Room 24" (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond), 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 six consecutive #1 singles at the format.  Their latest "Dead But Rising" recently hit the peak of the chart.  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.  OUTLAW GENTLEMEN & SHADY LADIES, debuted at No. 1 in Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release 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. 

The upcoming tour marks VOLBEAT’s fifth visit to North America this album cycle.  This past year, the band has been one of the largest touring draws on the European continent headlining both festivals and an arena tour, and they appeared at the major Japanese festival Summer Sonic 2013 in both Tokyo and Osaka.  Cumulatively, VOLBEAT has performed for over a million fans since the current album was released. 

 


  
Pictured above, VOLBEAT.

 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH / VOLBEAT - FALL 2014 TOUR DATES:
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT  Maverik Center
9/17 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
9/18 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
9/20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Coliseum (SOLD OUT)
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex (SOLD OUT)
9/23 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
9/25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
9/26 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
9/27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
9/28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (SOLD OUT)
9/30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
10/1 Reading, PA Santander Arena
10/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/4 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
10/5 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival – Champions Park (Festival)
10/7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
10/8 Detroit, MI Compuware Arena
10/10 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/11 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
10/12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
10/14 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
10/16 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum
10/17 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Center
10/20 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/21 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
10/22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
10/24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock  (SOLD OUT)
10/25 Phoenix, AZ Big Red Night of The Dead – Downtown Phoenix
10/26 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest USA – San Manuel Amphitheater (Festival)
10/28 Broomfield, CO KBPI’s “Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball” – 1st Bank Center (Festival show with 5FDP, no Volbeat)

 

www.volbeat.dk
www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com
www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch
www.hellyeahband.com
www.nothingmore.net
www.5fdp4Vets.com

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


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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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TWELVE FOOT NINJA ANNOUNCE 30 DATE

U.S. TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENT

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM SILENT MACHINE
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW

MEET THE EMERGING AUSTRALIAN BAND AWARDED

"BEST NEW TALENT" AT THE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS


Los Angeles, CA - September 9, 2014 - One of Australia's hottest, most innovative, and experimental new bands Twelve Foot Ninja have announced they will join one of America's most unique heavy metal live acts, In This Moment, on a U.S. tour this fall and winter. Ticketmaster pre-sale begins Thursday, September 11 and public on-sale begins Friday, September 12. With 30 dates confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja will be on the road 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. Cementing a cult-like following on the back of their brand of alternative rock, the band recently wrapped their first North American headlining tour performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, winning over thousands of fans at festivals with their explosive live performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma.
The debut single from Silent Machine, "Coming For You," is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and 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 the 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.
Twelve Foot Ninja are often classified as heavy fusion or progressive hard rock but whatever genre you call them, they 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 Nik "Kin" Etik 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:

 

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
Nov-04                      Omaha, NE                                            Sokol Auditorium
Nov-07                      Springfield, MO                                      Gillioz
Nov-08                      Peoria , IL                                              Limelight
Nov-09                      Chicago, IL                                             House of Blues
Nov-12                      Milwaukee, WI                                         The Rave
Nov-15                      Columbus, OH                                         LC Pavilion
Nov-17                      Silver Spring, MD                                     Fillmore
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 Live

Nov-29                      Clive, IA                                                  Lazer 103.3 Lazerfest          

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                                                 Club Brady
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
 
 

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/twelvefootninja

 

Twitter: @TwelveFootNinja

 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/twelvefootninja
 

        


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RIVERS OF NIHIL Guitarist Brody Uttley Offers Lessons On Tour
 From September Through December

 

 

RIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley is offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour from September-December this year! Fans/aspiring guitarists can sign up for a lesson via Brody's profile on bandhappy.com. Visit bandhappy.com/profile/Brody to sign up and to see when RIVERS OF NIHIL will be in your area.

The band will be live streaming their rehearsal on Thursday, September 18th as they prepare for their two upcoming tours. Fans will be able to interact with the band and watch them practice via youtube.com/riversofnihilpa. The rehearsal will also include a brief Q&A. Subscribe to the RIVERS OF NIHIL youtube channel today to stay up to date and to be the first to see future videos and google hangouts!

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring this September-October with fellow Reading natives, Black Crown Initiate. The Reading Rainbow Tour will begin on September 19th in Buffalo, New York and winds its way through Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky before wrapping up on October 3rd in their home town. Additionally, RIVERS OF NIHIL have also been added as the openers to Death (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14 tour in November with Obituary and Massacre.


RIVERS OF NIHIL The Reading Rainbow Tour w/ Black Crown Initiate: 
9/19/2014 The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
9/20/2014 Blackthorn 51 - Queens, NY
9/21/2014 Bogie's - Albany, NY
9/22/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/23/2014 Simon's - Providence, RI
9/24/2014 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
9/25/2014 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
9/26/2014 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
9/27/2014 The Loft - Lansing, MI
9/28/2014 Thompson House - Newport, KY
10/2/2014 The Champ - Lemoyne, PA
10/3/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA

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11/10/2014 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX 
11/11/2014 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX 
11/13/2014 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV 
RIVERS OF NIHIL on Death's (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14
w/ Obituary, Massacre:
11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
11/16/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
11/18/2014 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise
11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom - Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise
11/22/2014 Riddell Centre - Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise
11/23/2014 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise
11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise
11/25/2014 The Metro - Chicago, IL
11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/27/2014 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/28/2014 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
12/03/2014 Empire - North Springfield, VA
12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
12/05/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/06/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL

12/07/2014 Grand Central - Miami, FL


Earlier this year, RIVERS OF NIHIL released a video for "Birth Of The Omnisavior," a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch "Birth Of The Omnisavior" from their album The Conscious Seed Of Light now at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2009, the modern progressive death metal quintet's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters like Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn Of Possession and Decapitated. RIVERS OF NIHIL's debut album, The Conscious Seed Of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed Of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme, each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; "The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album's broader concept."

 

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://www.twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.youtube.com/riversofnihilpa
http://www.soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

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PRONG Kicks off North American Tour Tomorrow

 

New Single "Remove, Separate Self" Available Now on iTunes

New York Metal mainstays PRONG are hitting the the road beginning tomorrow September 10th in Los Angeles, CA through October 14th in San Francisco, CA. This is the band's first North American headline tour behind Ruining Lives The tour.  Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill.  Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot's "Knotfest" October 25th in San Bernardino, CA. 

 

"PRONG starts our U.S. / Canada tour tomorrow September 9th at the legendary Whiskey A- Go -Go in West Hollywood, CA. This is our first trip on this continent since our release of our Ruining Lives LP, after two successful European tours. We have a new 7" single out "Remove, Separate Self" and will be selling it at shows as well as our first "Turnover" 7". This is so cool because it reminds me of the old days when we sold our demo tapes and our initial EP "Primitive Origins" at shows. So please check out our dates at http://www.prongmusic.com. We are also excited about joining up with our old buddies OVERKILL on a good amount of our dates. So come on out and I'll see you on the road.

 

Check out the band's new video for "Remove, Separate Self" HERE.

 

SPV/Steamhammer has released a new digital single and will release a 7" single of "Remove, Separate Self".  The digital single is available now on iTunes.   

 

The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

 

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. "Separate Self, Remove" inspired by and created from "Remove, Separate Self" by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

 

Matt Heafy about the "de-mix" he created: "With "Remove, Separate Self" - I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line - the title itself - the idea of "separating yourself" made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes "remixes" do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a "remix" is in the first place, even one's idea of what a song should sound like."

 

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.  If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes

PRONG North American Tour:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie's

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

 

*With Overkill

 

KNOT Fest

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com 

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic 

http://www.spv.de

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KING DIAMOND Announces Opening Act For North American Tour

 

KING DIAMOND would like to welcome Jess And The Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this Fall.


Jess And The Ancient Ones, personally selected by KING DIAMOND himself to be the openers on the trek, is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band's lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent, Jess, as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba. Watch their latest video for "Astral Sabbat" on YouTube HERE. For more information, visit their official website at THIS LOCATION.

 

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!


KING DIAMOND W/ Jess And The Ancient Ones: 
10/11/2014 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)
10/13/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
10/16/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia - Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
10/22/2014 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT *
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre - Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
10/31/2014 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/01/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores - Austin, TX

*also with Visigoth

 

http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial
http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondmercyfulfateofficial

 

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IRON REAGAN Streaming New Album The Tyranny of Will on Pitchfork

  

Available September 16th on Relapse Records

The wait is almost over and The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN's Relapse debut will be released one week from tomorrow, September 16th (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World) in North America! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.  The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

 

Beginning today, Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of The Tyranny of Will.  Be among the first to thrash out to all 24 songs on the band's Relapse Record debut.  Check it out HERE.

 

The Tyranny of Will is available for pre-order in multiple configurations and formats.  The album will be issued as a standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download. 

 

The album can pre-ordered from Relapse Records HERE, bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

 

The group recently launched the "Get Stabby with IRON REAGAN" contest in partnership with Metal Sucks, which gives fans the chance to recreate the band's new album cover for The Tyranny of Will for a chance to win some sick prizes.  Details on the contest can be found here (http://bit.ly/1mGTjvt

 

IRON REAGAN has released a lyric video for the song "Eyeball Gore" (HERE). 

 

Last week IRON REAGAN shot a music video for the track "Miserable Failure" with acclaimed director Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top, OFF!).  Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere in the next few weeks.  A galley of exclusive photos from the video shoot can be viewed HERE.

 

Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper IRON REAGAN is a Richmond, Virginia super group (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish formerly of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder). 

 

In practice IRON REAGAN are WAY more than just a super group project. They have toured the world several times over leveling audiences with their furious live show.  IRON REAGAN is a fully formed raging band that have delivered one of the heaviest hardcore records of the year that is guaranteed to be on the top of both metalheads' and punk rockers' year end lists.   

 

Iron Reagan is: 

Tony Foresta - Vocals

Phil Hall - Guitar

Mark Bronzino - Guitar

Rob Skotis - Bass

Ryan Parrish - Drums

 

Tyranny of Will Track Listing:

1. Tyranny of Will

2. I Won't Go

3. Eyeball Gore

4. Close to Toast

5. Bet on Black

6. Miserable Failure

7. The Living Skull

8. In Greed We Trust

9. Glocking Out

10. Rat Shit

11. U Lock the Bike Cop

12. Broken Bottles

13. Bleeding Frenzy

14. Bored to Death

15. Class Holes

16. Obsolete Man

17. Nameless

18. Exit the Game

19. Your Kids an Asshole

20. Patriotic Shock

21. Bill of Fights

22. Consensual Harassment

23. Just Say Go

24. Four More Years

 

IRON REAGAN Live:

11/9: Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/IRONREAGAN

http://instagram.com/ironreaganofficial 

https://twitter.com/iron_reagan 

http://ironreagan.bandcamp.com

http://www.relapse.com

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FLYLEAF
PARTNER WITH YAHOO! MUSIC
TO PREMIERE THEIR NEW ALBUM
‘BETWEEN THE STARS’
SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS 

LISTEN HERE

FALL TOUR
SET TO KICK OFF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS

 



Today (9/8), FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—have partnered with Yahoo! Music to exclusively premiere the band’s fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, out September 16 via Loud & Proud Records. You can listen HERE. FLYLEAF recorded the album—12 songs rooted in powerful vocal melodies, driving bass and drums along with bold guitar work that create a heavy, hypnotic soundscape throughout—in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). BETWEEN THE STARS is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

KRISTEN MAY tells Yahoo!, "we explored the idea of the attraction or magnetism you can feel with someone you love; how incredibly powerful that force of nature can be. Even if you're apart, you still feel them as if they are right by your side. They can fill up the dark parts in you. They remind you why you're living, make you happier than anyone else and inspire you with a glance. It's pretty incredible when you realize the power we have to love and be loved as humans and how we can feel so drawn or attracted to that object of our affection. It's a gift." SAMEER BHATTACHARYA adds, “the creation of Between The Stars was exhilarating and emotional. We delved uninhibited into the music and lyrics realizing the awesome empowerment and releasing the heavy burdens that lie hidden in deep corners of our hearts.”

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—recently announced their national fall tour which will launch Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on-sale now. For the full tour itinerary and more information including where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

The music video for the album’s first single “Set Me On Fire”—directed by Noel Maitland (Speechless, Kings of Summer) and shot in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Los Angeles—recently premiered on Billboard.com along with a Q&A you can read HERE. Watch the video for “Set Me On Fire” HERE.

 

EARLY PRAISE FOR BETWEEN THE STARS: 

“Flyleaf enter a new stratosphere altogether with their majestic fourth full-length offering Between the Stars. It’s heavy at all the right moments, but the songwriting advances light years, yielding some of the band’s biggest anthems to date. Moreover, the instrumentation stands out as eloquently spacey and soaring, bringing a robust energy to each musical moment. Kristen May also delivers an undeniably powerful, passionate, and poetic performance throughout. Go Between The Stars with Flyleaf—it’s precisely where hard rock should be heading.”

--Rick Florino, ARTIST DIRECT, September 4, 2014

“…more than an alternative album, Between The Stars takes you on a sonic journey. One that tastefully fuses a heavy, hypnotic landscape with infectious pop melody.”

--James Wood, AXS.COM, August 27, 2014

“It is quite apparent when listening to the new album that a lot of heart and soul went into its’ creation. Flyleaf truly let it all out with this album and out of the 12 songs that make up Between The Stars it was difficult to find one that wasn’t up to speed… songs such as ‘Thread’, ‘City Kids’, and the albums closer ‘Home’ truly showcase May’s ability as a singer. Her vocals echo so much emotion that the listener can literally feel the music when listening…the band has the uncanny ability to create a hard and heavy album without losing a certain level of pop sensibility that is just astounding…on Between The Stars there is sure to be a track (or more) that connects emotionally with the listener and the band has done a phenomenal job with their latest effort.”

            --Kristyn Clarke, UNSKINNYPOP.COM, September 4, 2014

 
Above: BETWEEN THE STARS album art

www.flyleafmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/flyleafmusic
https://twitter.com/flyleafmusic
http://instagram.com/flyleafmusic
www.youtube.com/user/flyleafmusic
http://www.loudandproudrecords.com 

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Legendary Death Metal Unit Unleashes "The Murderer's Pact" Via Loudwire
Band Prepares To Drop Thirteenth Full-Length

 

Following its premiere this past weekend on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show, today long-running death metal behemoths, CANNIBAL CORPSE, deliver "The Murderer's Pact" via empire sound portal, Loudwire.

 

"The Murderer's Pact" serves as the sixth cut of sonic punishment from CANNIBAL CORPSE's forthcoming A Skeletal Domain full-length, set for official detonation via Metal Blade Records on September 16th, 2014.

Comments Loudwire:  "The band has been spewing out death metal for over twenty-five years, and A Skeletal Domain, much like CANNIBAL CORPSE's first twelve albums, takes no prisoners.  Clocking in at over five minutes, 'The Murderer's Pact' showcases some awesome musicianship from the band's instrumental sections along with an interesting song structure.  For fans of George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher, you're in for a treat, as well.  The vocalist also delivers with his trademark grunt, showing no signs of vocal rust whatsoever."
 


Get brutal with
"The Murderer's Pact," now playing at THIS LOCATION.

 

A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE's astounding thirteenth full-length. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record heaves forth twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four skin-searing minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed aural attack that finds the band at the peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic viciousness. In an 8/10 rating of A Skeletal Domain, Decibel elaborates, "'Vector Of Cruelty' is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, 'The Murderer's Pact' pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while 'Kill Or Become' has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with 'Hammer Smashed Face.'... the point is, there's material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics." Adds Sputnik Music in a near perfect 4/5 score, "CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They have also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together all of these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal, but that is somehow probably their most accessible. ...with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen."

 

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age,Bible Of Butchery - Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band's collection, available everywhere later this month.

 

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse where you'll witness the audio menace of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

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LAMB OF GOD Announces Release of “As The Palaces Burn” 2-Disc DVD

– Coming October 14, 2014 via Epic Records

 

Includes Bonus DVD with Two Hours of Unreleased “Making Of” Footage & Scenes That Didn't Make the Film

 

Pre-Order Your Copy Here: www.myplaydirect.com/lamb-of-god

 

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The moment LAMB OF GOD fans have been waiting for is here – the band’s feature-length documentary As The Palaces Burn, will be released on DVD on October 14, 2014 via Epic Records. In addition to the first DVD including this spectacular film that the New York Daily News called, “a riveting documentary” and the Huffington Post called “fascinating viewing”, a second DVD will be included that features over two hours of additional, unreleased “making of” footage. In addition to general footage not included in the final cut, the second DVD also includes exclusive material from the original planned version of the film about LAMB OF GOD’s music’s effect on fans in other cultures.

 

Pre-order your copy here: www.myplaydirect.com/lamb-of-god

 

As the Palaces Burn was released theatrically on February 27, 2014. Originally intending to follow the heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD throughout the world to demonstrate music's potential to tie culturally diverse fans together, filming for As the Palaces Burn abruptly took a dramatic turn when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, and blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic." What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats.

 

See what top press outlets had to say about AS THE PALACES BURN:

 

“As the Palaces Burn is not your typical rock documentary… As the Palaces Burn emerges as a gripping tale of a band whose existence was threatened by the very image they worked so hard to project.”

The Hollywood Reporter

 

“In a movie with so many admirable qualities, the finest is that, however much group is covered, we never lose sight of the fact that a 19-year-old fan went to a concert one night in 2010 and ended up losing his life. For that reason and more, this is an unmissable film.”

Kerrang

 

“… gripping… a fascinating, Kafka-esque portrayal of every musician’s worst nightmare.”

Guitar World Magazine

 

“‘As the Palaces Burn’ is truly unique. The film’s honesty fuels the viewing experience, documenting the abandonment of its own original concept without bailing on the fans.”

Loudwire.com

 

“a unique rock documentary”

The Village Voice

 

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BUTCHER BABIES launches first track from upcoming 'Uncovered' EP


      
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled Uncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don't Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
 
For a preview of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" online: http://youtu.be/x_KElJ0vL-g

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit CM Distro for the CD: http://www.cmdistro.com/Search/butcher_babies_uncovered
 
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, Goliath, last summer and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they were a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest.
Following that, they toured the US with the legendary GLENN DANZIG, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, plus played on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's "Rock on the Range" and Oklahoma's "Rocklahoma", to name a few. It was during this time that BUTCHER BABIES made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
 
Shortly before the release of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the US.  See below for all upcoming dates.

BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre--San Antonio, TX
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies

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ATREYU Release New Song As Free Download for Fans

 

  

(New York, N.Y.): Earlier this week, So Cal metalcore behemoth ATREYU, who recently became active again after a three-year hiatus, announced that they had a big surprise in store for fans on Friday, September 5. Well, the moment has arrived. The band has released the brand new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans and supporters. The song is now available here

 

Vocalist Alex Varkatzas has this to say about the poignant song: "'So Others May Live' is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well."

 

He continued, "The song honors them and condemns our government's constant deployment of these brave souls. The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background - the working class. The people making these decisions to send our nation's children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth; their kids aren't the ones getting deployed and they aren't risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go 'keep us safe' at the drop of a hat, it feels like. It's bullshit. It's the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bullshit political agendas. The expense is 'expendable' working class/poor Americans' lives, never the rich."

 

With that in mind, head on over to the band's site to download the song.

 

ATREYU have a sold-out-within-minutes show scheduled for the Chain Reaction in their native Orange County on September 11 and will also take the stage as one of the most anticipated acts appearing at the 2014 edition of annual AFTERSHOCK Festival in Sacramento, California on September 14. The band will also appear at Knotfest in Southern California on October 25.

 

Stay tuned for more ATREYU news.

 

For More Info Visit:

http://atreyuofficial.com

https://www.facebook.com/Atreyu

https://twitter.com/atreyuofficial

http://instagram.com/atreyuofficial

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DEVILMENT: JACKASS Star Featured on Debut Album,
Third Episode of Official Album Interview Series Online!


Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTHTEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have announced that Bam Margera (MTV JACKASS, Viva La Bam, FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE) will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).

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.

Commented Bam"Having known Dani for a while now, and having him sing onstage with me at my wedding in Iceland last year, when he asked me to be a part of a song DEVILMENT were covering, I naturally jumped at the chance. The original track was awesome, this new interpretation of it is even better and I am just stoked to be a part of Dani's new band's stuff, which in all honesty f**king rocks like a muthaf**king f**k!“

Added Dani Filth: "It was actually on my birthday last year when the idea came to me to cover this track, as for some strange reason I kept hearing it being played on the local radio station and subsequently, a few times when I breezed into petrol stations and food stores. I've always liked the song since hearing it in my teens, as I think it's very anthemic, and CRADLE OF FILTH have always been known for undertaking wacky songs and bastardising them to our own twisted ends, so with my birthday epiphany bursting upon me, I put the idea of covering the tune to the rest of the band... to a positive response. As for my good friend Bam Margera, I thought it would be cool for him to demonstrate his vocal prowess by returning a favour, for he'd had me sing with him (strangely enough, ANATHEMA's 'Sleepless') at his wedding ceremony in Iceland last year and I thought it a top notch way to get him back in style! He didn't require much persuasion... In all seriousness, it was a challenge and as a band we have given the track a slightly more psychotic edge, courtesy of pounding drums, hypnotic bass, industrial-esque guitars and a wicked keyboard melody lending it a John Carpenter/Tubular Bells 'Exorcist' vibe. Plus of course there's the vocals!"


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

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)
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 

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT

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.

 

www.devilment-corps.com | www.nuclearblast.de/devilment www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps

 

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Richie Kotzen releases "War Paint" Video

 
 
 
Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN has just released the video for “War Paint” from THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, which came out this week on Loud & Proud Records.
 
THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”).  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material. 
 
To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Tour dates are below.  Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
 

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“We The People Of Wacken” Photography Book –

The Book Which Began As A 'Thank You' To The Fans Enters A New Lease Of Life

  Shot by Award-Winning Photographer Pep Bonet and Edited by Renowned Music Journalist Steffan Chirazi

 

COVER

 

What started as a 'thank you' from the W:O:A - Open Air organizers to the community which unflinchingly attends annually has become a huge critical success. We The People of Wacken, a photography book shot by award-winning photographer Pep Bonet and edited by renowned music journalist Steffan Chirazi, continues to receive wide-acclaim for capturing the unique community that is the Wacken Festival audience in a rousing series of unconventional, dynamic and story-laden images. 

Shot over three days at W:O:A Open Air 2013, Bonet traversed all corners of the Wacken festival site to bring unique views of a community which comes together to form its own state annually. Employing a sensibility that has seen him achieve World Press Photography awards for human documentation in the likes of Sierra Leone, Haiti, Chad and India, Bonet integrated with the people of Wacken to capture moments of action and emotion which present a unique view of this enormous festival. Complemented by an essay from Chirazi about the Wacken community, We The People of Wacken is a stunning portfolio which will appeal to anyone who enjoys fine photography and intriguing stories. Added to the stunning visual presentation is a 2 CD soundtrack of the bands who played the festival, allowing the reader a dual-immersion into the world of the Wacken community if desired.

Parallel to the publication of the book, there were already an exhibition of photographs of the book, which were displayed on large billboards, banners and screens around on the 25th Wacken Open Air 2014 festival.

What started in Wacken, will be continued in the anniversary year in an unprecedented, global exhibition. To introduce the unique Wacken spirit to a wide audience, the banners will be exhibited in various places and venues.

Over and above really rare, unpublished images selected by Pep Bonet will be exclusively exhibited in magazines and newspapers.

More exclusive footage will be exhibited via social media on https://www.facebook.com/WackenOpenAir.official.

The global community is invited to be a part of the exhibition. We'll offer the possibility to give own captions for some images – the two best captions will win a copy of the book “We the People of Wacken”. Moreover, people are called to post a photo (selfie) which shows an exhibited banner.

In the meanwhile, if you have not already seen We The People of Wacken, pick up a copy at your favorite CD store or online book/CD merchant.   

wethepeople.udr-music.com

  

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AT THE GATES launches 'At War With Reality' album teaser, reveals track-listing; 'At War With Reality' now available for pre-order in North America

         
    
      
"Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon release their highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback album, their first studio effort in 19 years. A first music teaser, featuring more of the stunning artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) for At War With Reality, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/zdvIGiaEoUQ

Due out October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records, At War With Reality features the band's classic line-up from 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.

To pre-order At War With Reality, please visit CM Distro for various album formats and exclusive bundles: http://www.cmdistro.com/Artist/At_The_Gates/11622/Artist/1

At War With Reality 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


AT THE GATES + ROTTEN SOUND:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
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

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal 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
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax

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:

http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial
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Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History’s Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com

 

 

 

Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove…

 

Legendary rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80’s and 90’s, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days – many spanning back nearly twenty years!

 

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

 

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles’ Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N’ Roses during the “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the “Girls, Girls, Girls” video shoot, Randy RhoadsSteve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff BurtonBlack Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

 

 

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

 

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

 

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time. 

 

“I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.” - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

 

Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.”Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery

 

IMAGE SAMPLES:

 

Guns N’ Roses at the “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” Video Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

Motley Crue on the set of “Girls, Girls, Girls”

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons Debut

"The Murderer's Pact" On FULL METAL JACKIE This Weekend;
A Skeletal Domain Release Day Draws Near

 


This weekend, death metal devotees will get to hear the devouring cadence of CANNIBAL COPRSE's
"The Murderer's Pact" from their forthcoming new full-length, A Skeletal Domain, along with an in-depth interview with bassist Alex Webster, on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show!

 

Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist-pounding metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host Of The Year, four time winner), featuring regular interviews with many of metal's biggest names, past and present. The show is syndicated on over seventy-five stations nationwide. Visit www.fullmetaljackieradio.com for more details, and a list of stations carrying the show.

 

The "The Murderer's Pact" premiere comes on the heels of the release of CANNIBAL CORPSE's thirteenth full-length. With A Skeletal Domain, the band has decidedly switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

 

A Skeletal Domain will be released in North America on September 16th, 2014 via Metal Blade records. Point your browser to THIS LOCATION where you'll witness the audio menace of second track, "Sadistic Embodiment" as well as a host of preorder bundles.

 

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

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EXODUS Reveal Special Guests on New Album
BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT

 

  Special Guest Appearances Include Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Chuck Billy (Testament), and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Mike Patton) •

 

 

  New studio album due out October 14th via Nuclear Blast •

 

• VIP Packages available for fall tour with SLAYER and Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES •

 

Bay Area thrash metal provocateurs EXODUS proudly announce the special guests appearing on their latest showcase of unrefined rage Blood In, Blood Out, the band’s tenth studio album due out on October 14th in North America.

 

Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener “Black 13” is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030).

 

“We ran into each other a couple times,” shares EXODUS guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt. “I knew what I wanted to hear and I knew he could do it, and could do it that day. So we sent him a file with the drums and guitars we already had there and just told him to go crazy with it.”

 

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track “BTK,” one of the first songs recorded by returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who recently said, “Chuck and I have known each other forever. We work really well together, we know each other really well. So if I’m doing my vocals and he’s there, I can trust him to go ‘No way Zet, doesn’t sound good like that. Do it like this,’ or ‘Yeah that’s killer.’ If he says it sounds killer, I know it is.”

Original Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) contributed a solo to “Salt The Wound.”

 

This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release,” states Holt.  “He did the early demo, and then joined Metallica and didn’t do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer.

 

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Hammett confessed to RollingStone.com in July.

 

 

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

 

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out is:

01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)

02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 - Collateral Damange

04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 - Body Harvest
06 - BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 - Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb
10 - Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms

 

BONUS DVD includes:

-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage

-Behind-the-scenes tour footage

-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

 

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover).

 

The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

  

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

Follow: Twitter.com/_EXODUS

Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

 

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RICHIE KOTZEN
‘THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN’
OUT TODAY ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS;
 
U.S. HEADLINING TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 1 IN ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
 
September 2, 2014 -- Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN released THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN today on Loud & Proud Records. To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.
 
THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”).  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material.  A new official video for “War Paint” will premiere on MusicRadar.com later this week.  In the meantime, the video for “Walk With Me” (filmed entirely on KOTZEN’s iPhone) can be found on his official YouTube page.
 
Fans can check out exclusive full album streams of each disc on VH1 Classic/MTV.com and GuitarWorld.com
 
KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive, and concise introduction to his extensive body of work.  “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says.  “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.”
 
Rave reviews of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN have already started to surface:
 
“KOTZEN is an artist with a centered musical philosophy anchored by soulful music and a perfectionist’s attention to craft... THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is an excellent career retrospective by an underrated songwriter.”  (Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar)
 
“The extensive combo perfectly captures his dynamic musicianship, his jaw-dropping guitar solos, and his tangy blend of rock, blues, and soul, and will encourage listeners to discover more of his work...”  (Bear Frazer, Arena.com)
 
“RICHIE KOTZEN is one on the most ridiculous guitar players alive today...If you have only heard RICHIE in other bands (or have no clue who he is) then you really need to hook yourself up and give him his due. RICHIE has an incredibly soulful voice and did I mention his guitar solos are other worldly?  Get the book of his musical life and discover some magic.”  (Jason Lally, Realrockreport.com)
 
Check out RICHIE KOTZEN at any of the following stops, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on all of his official websites:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 
www.youtube.com/user/RichieKotzenOfficial
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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream "Kevin's Song"
At Skulls 'N' Bones;

Twilight Upon Us
Full-Length Out Now

 

 

Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal "Kevin's Song" to the masses via Skulls 'N' Bones. The emotionally-driven hymn comes by way of the band's new full-length, Twilight Upon Us, self-released earlier this month.

 

Crowned "scary sick" by Decibel Magazine, Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol "Rollie" Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios and has been flooring fans and critics alike with its meticulous hardcore/sludge fusion. AngryMetalGuy commends COLOMBIAN NECKTIE's, "heavy, muddy, and chunky riffs," and "no-bullshit song-writing approach," furthering that, "COLOMBIAN NECKTIE are great for getting right to the point and not teasing you or leading you on. Song writing is definitely the band's main focus on Twilight Upon Us, and that's where they shine." In a 4/5 rating, Stereokiller calls the record, "violent and impressive...," Wonderbox Metal dubs it, "highly recommended listen for all connoisseurs of heaviness," while Echoes And Dust adds, "if you're looking for some intense music that brings together some of your old favorites - Dystopia, Mohinder,Pg. 99 or even Cave In, check out  Twilight Upon Us."

 

As devouring as the record is however, much of Twilight Upon Us is rooted in tragedy as evidenced in ten-minute opus "Kevin's Song," written in honor of their late former bandmate. "As soon as I heard [guitarists] Ben [Daniels] and Juan [Hernandez-Cruz] playing the riffs for what would become 'Kevin's Song,' I knew we had something," relays vocalist Scott Werren. "Lyric-wise, all I could think of at first is the feeling of pain and loss but also this vision of Kevin just moving past a physical form and exploring the galaxy. So I made it like silver surfer riding through the universe giving us a report back on his findings."

 

Hear "Kevin's Song," now playing at Skulls 'N' Bones, at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it, sample "Guiding Light," still streaming at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as "Sleepwalking" available at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

 

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim's throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of "Play The Game" and midtempo thrash of "Drought," complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that's uncompromising in its aggression.

 

Twilight Upon Us is out now independently. Order your copy today HERE.

 

http://www.facebook.com/colombiannecktiela
http://www.twitter.com/necktielifela
http://www.instagram.com/necktielifela

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EXODUS Reveal “Blood In, Blood Out” Track Listing & Pre-Sale

 

New album out October 14th via Nuclear Blast

 

VIP Packs available for upcoming tour with SLAYER and Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

 

exodus web

 

 

Legendary architects of thrash metal EXODUS have revealed the track listing for their upcoming tenth studio album, Blood In Blood Out, due out in North America on October 14th

 

“When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like ‘Gangland’ and all these locked-up prison reality shows,” shares guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt“And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s like EXODUS.’  It’s a brotherhood.  You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out.  I’ve been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I’ll be doing it ‘til I can’t physically do it anymore.”

 

01 – Black 13

02 – Blood In, Blood Out

03 – Collateral Damage

04 – Salt The Wound

05 – Body Harvest

06 – BTK

07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage

08 – My Last Nerve

09 – Numb

10 – Honor Killings

11 – Food For The Worms


Produced by Andy Sneap, Blood In Blood Out marks the first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned and features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

 

The album can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, and 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last).

 

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EXODUS will head out to South America in October before returning for a supporting run in November with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies.  The  Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launches on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS is making their VIP Experience packages available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.

 

For fans who have already purchased their show ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP Experience, contact SLO Customer Service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

 

The EXODUS VIP Experience Meet & Greet Package includes:

-          One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket

-          Early entry to venue

-          Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS

-          Autographed EXODUS Poster

-          EXODUS tour t-Shirt

-          Collectible EXODUS laminate to commemorate your evening

-          Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store

-          On-site check-in staff

 

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

 

EXODUS in South America

10/01 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim

10/02 - Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC

10/04 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

10/05 - Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador

10/07 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town

10/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove

10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier

10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer

10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica

10/16 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper's

10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

 

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies

11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)

11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA

11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA

11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK

11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX

11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX

11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL

11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)

11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)

11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY

11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA

11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA

11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ

11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA

12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH

12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)

12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN

12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)

12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)

12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)

12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)

12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)

12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

 

Additional shows will be announced soon.

 

Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

 

ABOUT EXODUS

With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.

 

 

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.

Like: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK

Follow: Twitter.com/_EXODUS

Watch: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

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BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey reveals second excerpt from new novel,
 'Death and Other Dances', via Loudwire.com

         
     
      
Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the BUTCHER BABIES, has released a new novel, Death and Other Dances, which is available in select bookstores, as well as Amazon, Amazon Europe, and Kindle. This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin.

To read an excerpt from Death and Other Dances, head over to Loudwire.com for the exclusive sneak peek: http://loudwire.com/butcher-babies-carla-harvey-death-other-dances-book-excerpt/

Another previously released excerpt can also be read at Revolver Mag.com: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/butcher-babies-carla-harvey-shares-excerpt-from-new-book-death-and-other-dances.html

Death and Other Dances can be purchased now here: http://carlaharvey.bigcartel.com/product/death-and-other-dances-presale

LA's breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, unleashed their debut album, Goliath, last year to critical acclaim, with press hailing it as a "relentless, full-force storm from start to finish" (New Transcendence.com). On September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe), the band will release a new EP of cover tunes, titled Uncovered, that will surely please fans of the BUTCHER BABIES, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally (THE OSMONDS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, etc.).

In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of THE OSMONDS' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit:
www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped


BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **

10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  
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GERARD WAY ANNOUNCES FIRST SOLO U.S. TOUR TO KICK OFF IN OCTOBER

 FORMER MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FRONTMAN WILL PERFORM SONGS FROM UPCOMING SOLO DEBUT HESITANT ALIEN, DUE FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS ON SEPTEMBER 30TH 

August 26, 2104 - Los Angeles, CA - Fresh off his weekend performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals in England, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has announced that he will hit the road for a string of U.S. tour dates in October performing songs from his upcoming solo debut album, Hesitant Alien, which will be released on September 30th by Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone remarked of the eight songs from Hesitant Alien that Way revealed during his Reading Festival set: "snappy, catchy songs delivered with arty panache." Way will also perform four shows in Australia for the Soundwave Festival in February 2015. Tickets for the U.S. dates go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27. For ticketing and on sale information, click HERE.  

 

Hesitant Alien is now available for pre-order from all digital retailers. Exclusive album bundles are also available for pre-order at GerardWay.com. Those who pre-order the album will receive the track "No Shows" instantly as a free download. Watch the music video for "No Shows" HERE.

 

Working with producer Doug McKean, Way knew immediately what he wanted Hesitant Alien to sound like. "I wanted to make the small things sound big," he says. "My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people." Hesitant Alien was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

 

Lyrically, Way wrote about what he knew at the time, "which was struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract," he says. "I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms."

 

10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

10/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre

10/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre

10/19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

10/20 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

10/22 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

10/23 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

02/21 - Adelaide, AUS - Soundwave Festival

02/22 - Melbourne, AUS - Soundwave Festival

02/28 - Sydney, AUS - Soundwave Festival

03/01 - Brisbane, AUS - Soundwave Festival

 

Gerard Way -
Gerard Way - "No Shows" [Official Music Video]


Photo credit: Eric Ray Davidson 

 

www.gerardway.com

 

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ANTHRAX'S "CHILE ON HELL" LIVE DVD TO BE PREMIERED AT L.A. AND N.Y. THEATRES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Anthrax's Scott Ian and Frank Bello
to Host Q&A Sessions at Each Screening
LOS ANGELES, CA - TUESDAY, August 26, 2014 -- Before you get down to moshing in the privacy of your own home, do some serious partying in either Los Angeles or New York when Anthrax's "Chile On Hell" live DVD is premieres on Monday, September 15, the day before its general release.  And, not only will attendees be among the first to see the thrash-masters performing an extended set that features all the fan-favorites in front of a sold-out, rabid crowd in Santiago, Chile, but each event will feature a special Q&A - Scott Ian and "Chile On Hell's" producer Jay Rustin at the L.A. screening, and Anthrax's Frank Bello at New York's.

Check out the "Chile On Hell" trailer here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utFoyZLPHvQ&feature=youtu.be

The premiere is free to fans who pre-order the "Chile On Hell" Blu-ray or DVD from either Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, or Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA.  Each pre-order comes with one wristband that entitles the holder to attend the premiere.  Wristbands are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone.

The New York premiere will take place at 9:00PM ET at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street; go to

...and the L.A. premiere is set for 9:00PM PT at the Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street; more details are available at

"Chile On Hell" will be released on Tuesday, September 16 (Megaforce), and features Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Belat the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013.  The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue including "I Am The Law," "Indians," "Madhouse," "Caught Im Alive."  "Chile On Hell" was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98. thrax's Charlie Benante.  "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room.  But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap.  I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop.  One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense.  Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like
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OBITUARY Pre-Orders For Inked in Blood Available Now

First New Song "Visions in My Head" Now Streaming

  
Available October 28th on Relapse Records

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. 

 

Beginning today, Inked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.  The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker.   The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks ("Intoxicated" and "Bloodsoaked"), from 'Slowly We Rot', re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, Relapse.com and for Kickstarter backers. 

 

Today the first full offering from Inked in Blood has been released.  Check out an exclusive stream of the song "Visions in My Head" on Sound Cloud and YouTube.  The song is now available as an instant grat track and is available for immediate download when the album is pre-ordered on iTunes.  "Visions in My Head" is also available as a digital single HERE.

 

In support of their new album, OBITUARY will be hitting the road this fall.  They will begin with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, OBITUARY hits the road with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour.  The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  The band has also been confirmed for 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

An album trailer/preview clip can be viewed HERE.

 

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame.  OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog.  OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre!  Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!! 

 

Inked in Blood Track Listing:

1. Centuries of Lies

2. Violent By Nature

3. Pain Inside

4. Visions in my Head

5. Back on Top

6. Violence

7. Inked in Blood

8. Deny You

9. Within a Dying Breed

10. Minds of the World

11. Out of Blood

12. Paralyzed With Fear

 

9/27: Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami @ Reverb          

 

OBITUARY W/ Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem

10/28: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls  

10/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room      

11/1: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/2: Sauget, IL @ Pops

11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

11/5: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

11/6: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/7: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/8: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

11/9: Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater

 

OBITUARY on The Death to All Tour, w/Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater

11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom

11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National

11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

 

2015

5/21 - 5/24: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)   

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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PRONG Premieres New Video on Loudwire!


 

North American Tour Begins in September - New Single Out Soon

Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstays PRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer.  The tour begins September 10th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through October 14th in San Francisco, CA.  Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill.  Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot's "Knotfest" October 25th in San Bernardino, CA. 

 

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self" (taken from Ruining Lives).  Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it is receiving its exclusive premiere today on Loudwire.  Check it out HERE.

 

Tommy Victor: "PRONG has made a video for the song "Remove, Separate Self", the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives.  The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe.  As a follow up to "Turnover" we will release it on 7" vinyl as well.

The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see www.prongmusic.com for the dates).

Enjoy the video and we'll see you out on the road!"

 

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7" single of "Remove, Separate Self".  There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th.  The 7" will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

 

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)

2. "Separate Self, Remove" inspired by and created from "Remove, Separate Self" by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

 

Matt Heafy about the "de-mix" he created: "With "Remove, Separate Self" - I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line - the title itself - the idea of "separating yourself" made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes "remixes" do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a "remix" is in the first place, even one's idea of what a song should sound like."

 

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck".  This song was taken from PRONG's "Unleashed in the West - Official Bootleg".

 

Ruining Livesis the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.  If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes 

PRONG North American Tour:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie's

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

 

*With Overkill

 

KNOT Fest

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

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UNEARTH AN
NOUNCE NEW ALBUM
WATCHERS OF RULE OUT OCTOBER 28
NEW TOUR DATES W. DARKEST HOUR ANNOUNCED

New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH have announced Watchers of Rule to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014. Produced by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Lewis also produced the band's previous release, Darkness in the Light in 2011. 

UNEARTH recently wrapped up a
highly publicized Oncoming Storm Tour, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band's fan favorite LP. The band also took part in the famed HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL where they debuted a track off the new LP called "The Swarm.

This time, the band is heading out with friends DARKEST HOUR on the Hell or High Wattage Tour with CARNIFEX, ORIGIN, I BREATHER and fellow label mates BLACK CROWN INITIATE in support. Click here for all tour dates. Vocalist Trevor Phipps adds a final message for their fans:
 
"Greetings heavy metal enthusiasts! We here at Unearth industries are all whipped up about the phenomenal tour package you see before you. Come see some of the realest motherfuckers in the game do what they do best. Delivering top shelf metal that's heavier than a mountain of manatees straight to you face from high atop 1-4 foot stages. So fuel up on Coco Pebbles and Jäger and come get wild!"
UNEARTH is: Trevor Phipps, Buz McGrath, Ken Susi and Nick Pierce.
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BUTCHER BABIES announce details for upcoming 'Uncovered' EP

         
   
      
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled Uncovered, this EP will be released on September 30 in North America (October 6 in Europe) and features the following five tracks:

Uncovered track-listing
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped
 

BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by NAPOLEAN XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."

BUTCHER BABIES' Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."

In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of THE OSMONDS' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"

To pre-order Uncovered, please visit: www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com
 
BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length, Goliath, last summer and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest. Following that, they toured the US with the legendary Glenn Danzig and were invited to play at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Early 2014 saw the band invade Europe for the first time, where they quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new-comers in the global heavy metal scene. The band then spent the Spring of 2014 on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, playing on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's Rock on the Range and Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, to name a few.
 
It was on this tour that the band made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.
 
Shortly before the release of Uncovered, BUTCHER BABIES will embark on their first headlining run in the US. The band will end their tour playing at this year's Knotfest, taking place in San Bernardino, CA. A complete list of their upcoming tour dates is below:

BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **
10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  
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SHADOWS FALL ANNOUNCE FINAL EUROPEAN TOUR
 


Massachusetts metal band Shadows Fall will embark on their final European tour in less than a week. The “Hell on Earth” tour will begin in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 29 and runs until Sept. 14.  The tour also features Unearth, The Acacia Strain and War of Ages. The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it’s time to “take a hiatus” from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall are planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year. We will post details once everything is locked in. There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made. Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon’s position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son. This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do. We don’t hate each other, we’re not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it's time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be. We can't thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible.  For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years…if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!
 
HELL ON EARTH EUROPEAN/UK TOUR DATES
 
08/29/14 
Frankfurt/Oder
Beachrock Helenesee
GER
08/30/14 
Essen
Turock Open Air
GER
08/31/14 
Rotterdam
De Baroeg
NL
09/01/14 
Cologne
Underground
GER
09/02/14 
Bridgend
Hobos
UK
09/03/14 
Derby
Hairy Dog
UK
09/04/14 
London
Underworld
UK
09/05/14 
Liege
6k Fest
BE
09/06/14 
Obererbach
Pell Mell
GER
                                      09/07/14 Paris Trabeno FR
09/08/14 
Winterthur
Salzhaus
CH
09/09/14 
Ingolstadt
Eventhalle Westpark
GER
09/10/14 
Prague
Futurum
CZE
                                         09/11/14 Bratislava Majestic Club SK
09/12/14 
Brixen
Club Max
IT
09/13/14 
Linz
Posthof
AT
09/14/14 
Aschaffenburg
Colos-Saal
GER
 


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SEPULTURA: Revolver Premieres "Territory" Clip From
Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio

 

SEPULTURA - who stands among Brazil's most successful bands ever - will unveil a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio next month. In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group Les Tambours du Bronx, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio gala in 2013. The sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this presentation apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert release to date.

 

In celebration of its impending street date, today Revolver Magazine offers a glimpse into this awe inspiring production with a five-and-a-half minute clip of "Territory," now playing at THIS LOCATION.

 

Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio boasts some of SEPULTURA's most revered tunes including "Refuse/Resist," and "Roots Bloody Roots," which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end. With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of Prodigy's "Firestarter," the fan-chanted "Sepulnation" hymn, and music from the band's Kairos full-length. Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio will come availableon CD, DVD and for the first time in the band's history, Blu-Ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and sound-check footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.

 

Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio will be released in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 16th, 2014.

 

http://www.eagle-rock.com
http://www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt

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Admat

WAYNE STATIC Announces
Co-Headline Tour with
Powerman 5000

WAYNE STATIC the founding member and leader of Evil Disco innovators Static-X will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headline run with Powerman 5000. American Head Charge will provide support on most dates. The tour will kick off November 6th in Waterloo, IA and is currently scheduled to run through November 30th in McCallen, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. More dates will be added in the coming weeks.

STATIC on the upcoming tour:

“2014 has been an awesome year! We just finished up the 15th anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip tour. I’ve got the best band behind me that I’ve ever had, and I am very excited to round out the year with a co-headline tour with Powerman 5000. It’s another 15th anniversary tour! It’s a testament to both bands that we are both still going strong and the timing is perfect for us to tour together again. I am equally excited to share the stage with American Head Charge again. I believe it was 2005 when we toured together last. This is a great line up and this tour is gonna kill!”

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WS high res xmas 2013 tour photo
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About Wayne Static:

WAYNE STATIC is the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, now forging a successful solo career. WAYNE STATIC is considered the Terminator of contemporary rock music with his signature blunt-force-trauma melding of industrial rock, thrash metal, and futuristic disco, which is nothing if not cybernetic. But when you look back at WAYNE STATIC’s 15-year legacy, the comparison goes beyond the music; having weathered musical trends, survived lineup shifts, and even severed long-time creative partnerships to emerge as a streamlined metallic machine.


WAYNE STATIC Lineup:

Wayne Static- Guitar / Lead VOX
Ashes - Lead Guitarist
Frankie Sil - Bassist / BV
Bevan Davies - Drummer

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PM5K promo 1

About Powerman 5000:

Armed with giant hooks and crowd-empowering choruses, Powerman 5000 deliver the electroshocked power-anthems that only Spider One and his merry band of musical superheroes can pull off on Builders Of The Future, their first album with T-Boy Records. The platinum selling band conquered rock radio and built a career in the underground, embodying the very title of one of their most enduring and ubiquitous hits, “When Worlds Collide” and sorta upending the sentiment implied by “Nobody’s Real.” Because these guys are real, crating only the most authentic music they can.

Powerman 5000 has created a culture around their band. Part of the appeal is the way Powerman 5000 pilfers through the most exciting elements of schlocky pop culture, bridging the gap between dance clubs, Comic-Con and the Vans Warped Tour. But there’s something even grander in play with songs like “You’re Gonna Love It, If You Like It Or Not,” “How To Be A Human” and “I Can’t F-cking Hear You” from Builders Of The Future, something that was also present in their biggest hits: a spirit of community.

Powerman 5000 Lineup:

Spider One – Vocals
Rich Jazmin – Lead Guitar
Nick 'Sci55ors' Quijano – Rhythm Guitar
Gustavo Aued – Bass
DJ Rattan – Drums

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WAYNE STATIC With Powerman 5000:

11/6: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Rock Garden/Reverb*
11/7: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/8: Kimberly, WI @ Savagefest @ Tanner’s Entertainment Complex
11/9: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
11/11: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
11/12: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
11/13: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/14: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/15: Stafford, CT @ Palace Theater
11/16: New York, NY @ BB Kings
11/17: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/19: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's
11/21: Atalnta, GA @ 120 Tavern
11/22: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
11/23: Knoxville, TN @ The International
11/26: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/27: Tyler, TX @ Clicks
11/28: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/30: McCallen, TX @ Metropolis

*No American Head Charge

For More Info:

Follow Wayne Static:
Official Website
Facebook | Twitter

Follow Powerman 5000:
Official Website
Facebook | Twitter

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Otherwise release their new single "Darker Side of the Moon"

Peace comes through struggle. It's a reward that's earned rather than simply given. It's the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock 'n' roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships. The Las Vegas hard alternative rock quintet-Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar/vocals], Corky Gainsford [drums/vocals], Vassilios Metropoulos [bass], & Andrew Pugh [guitar/vocals]-catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length album, Peace At All Costs.

The musicians had the chance to experience the other side of their hometown while recording. Vegas View Studios sits on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley, offering a stunning panorama of the wilderness surrounding the city. "It was the most beautiful view," affirms the singer. "Most recording studios are like casinos. There are no windows. You go in, and you have no idea what time it is. We had a beautiful vista of our hometown, and it lent to inspiration every night we were working." That lush expanse carries over into the first single "Darker Side of the Moon." Building from a thick distorted guitar into a robust melody, the song blasts off on a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, opening up the doorway into Peace At All Costs.
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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

TO HEADLINE NIGHT TWO OF

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

IN VILLA PARK, IL SEPTEMBER 27

 

The Devil Wears Prada is set to headline the second night of the Chicago area engagement of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. The acclaimed quintet will be joined by special guests (TBA) as they take over the ultimate Halloween horror event at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL on September 27.

After spending their summer on the main stage of the recently wrapped 2014 Vans Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada will help launch the Halloween season in Chicagoland with sounds described as “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone), “gut-wrenchingly brutal” (Alternative Press), and “definitely bleak, harrowing, and f*cking heavy” (Revolver). Tickets are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at $25.

The Great American Nightmare in Chicago will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 Great American Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.

The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment – including Street Drum Corps’ renowned Prime Evil Percussion -- roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.

As previously announced, Rob Zombie will perform at both opening nights of the Great American Nightmare’s two-city engagement: in Scottsdale, Arizona (with guests Powerman 5000) on September 19, and in Chicago on September 26. Tickets for opening night in each city include the Rob Zombie concert and are available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages are also available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season in Villa Park, IL on the following dates:

September: 26-27

October: 3-4, 10-12, 16-19, 23- 26, 30-31

November: 1

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park is presented by 101WKQX.

Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN


“Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade…”

--Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013

 

The Devil Wears Prada

photo by Alexey Makhov

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RED TIDE RISING NOMINATED FOR THREE  "INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS - SOUTH WEST"
 
Young modern rock upstarts Red Tide Rising have been nominated in three categories for the 2014 Independent Music Awards in the Southwest region.
 
Nominations have come in the "Best Indie Album of the Year" (for The Rising), "Best Indie Song of the Year" (for "Shadows") and the "Best Indie Rock / Blues Song" (for "The Otherside") categories. Frontman, Matthew Whiteman says, "It's an honor to be recognized by the independent music community after all the work we've put into the album."
 
The criteria for nomination includes having product released in 2014 in the states of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as well as a necessity that the album or song be either DIY or released through an independent record company.  Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges as well as a popular vote (aka "The People's Choice").  Voting begins September 16, 2014 and closes on September 23, 2014 with the ceremony held on October 4, 2014.
 
 
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PIERCE THE VEIL & SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
ANNOUNCE UK/EURO LEG OF "THE WORLD TOUR"

L-R:  SWS's Justin Hills, Nick Martin, Gabe Barham, Kellin Quinn, Jack Fowler;

PTV's Jaime Preciado, Vic Fuentes, Tony Perry, Mike Fuentes * Photo Credit:  Adam Elmakias


LOS ANGELES, CA -- FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 -- Following the announcement of the first leg (U.S.) of their world tour, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil, two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today, are proud to announce EU and UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 at 9AM local time; log onto http://www.theworldtour.info/ for all details.

"The World Tour" is a five-month, multi-leg co-headline world tour, and the first time the two bands will share the stage since their completely sold-out "Collide With The Sky" 2012 trek.  With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the EU and UK leg of the tour will kick off on March 20 in Belgium and finish with two dates at the London Forum on April 10 and 11, 2015.

"The World Tour" launches here in the U.S. on November 5 in Fresno, CA with Beartooth and This Wild Life supporting.  VIP and pre-sale tickets for the the U.S. dates are completely sold out with only some GA tickets still available for dates that haven't completely sold out - go to http://www.theworldtour.info/ for more info.  Dates for Legs One and Two of SWS and PTV's "The World Tour," are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2014
 5   Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, Fresno, CA
 7   Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA
 8   Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
 9   Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
11  The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, TX
13  Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
14  Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
15  House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
16  NorVa, Norfolk, VA
19  Freedom Hall @ Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
20  Pine Bell Arena, Toms River, NJ
21  Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
22  Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
24  The Paramount, Huntington, NY
25  The Paramount, Huntington, NY
29  Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
30  Compuware Sports Arena (Mega Fest), Plymouth, MI

DECEMBER 2014
 1   7 Flags Event Center, Clive, Iowa
 3   Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
 5   Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
 6   The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

MARCH 2015
20   Mar Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
21   Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
22   C Club, Berlin, Germany
24   Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
25   Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
26   Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
27   Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
29   Nick Rayns, LCR UEA, Norwich, England
30   Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
31   O2 Academy, Bristol, England

APRIL 2015
 2   Academy 1, Manchester, England
 3   O2 Academy, Leeds, England
 4   O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
 6   O2 Academy, Newcastle, England
 7   Rock City, Nottingham, England
 8   O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, England
10  Forum, London, England
11  Forum, London, England
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KORN AND THEIR FANS TAKE ON THE HATERS
FAN-ASSISTED VIDEO FOR “HATER”
PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON VEVO TODAY (8/21)

WATCH HERE: http://vevo.ly/935o9F

“HATER,” THE LEAD SINGLE OFF NEWLY RELEASED WORLD TOUR EDITION REISSUE,
‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION,’
AND TOP 10 HIT AT ‘ACTIVE ROCK’ RADIO


“Self harm or suicide is never the answer. Don’t let the haters win.” – KORN

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock luminaries KORN premiered their fan-assisted official video for “Hater”--the lead single off their world tour edition deluxe reissue album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION (released July 22 on Prospect Park)--exclusively on VEVO. Directed by Yarvo Productions, the video features fan-submitted video clips where they share personal experiences of being a victim of bullying, abuse or hatred and how that affected them. Watch the video for “Hater”: http://vevo.ly/935o9F.

“Hater” invaded radio airwaves last month and has already vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock radio, a testament to the strong relation KORN’s fan have to the music and lyrical content. On “Hater, frontman Jonathan Davis’ lyrics address challenges of victims of bullies and haters. In this video clip, the band has broken the fourth wall by providing an opportunity for real fans to speak out about their experiences of being hated. 

“Almost everyone has felt bullied, pressured and beat down in their life by their haters,” says Jonathan Davis.  “This video helps to give a public voice to some of the challenges real people have faced, and reminds us all that self-harm and suicide."

The song kicks into gear with the seminal grinding guitar volley between Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer. Meanwhile, Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu cranks out a throbbing bass bounce punctuated by Ray Luzier’s impenetrable percussion. At the eye of the storm, Jonathan Davis delivers a haunting verse that quickly blossoms into an eerily unforgettable chorus. For the track, the group teamed up with hitmaker/producer Don Gilmore, who also produced last year's number eight-debuting LP, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, as well as the group’s #1 active rock radio smash Never Never.”

Earlier this week (8/18), Rollingstone.com premiered the live version of the video for “Hater” featuring video cobbled together of the band’s wildly enthusiastic audiences from across the globe; watch at http://rol.st/1rVHyok. The world tour edition double album--THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION--features three brand new songs (“Hater,” “Die Another Day” and “The Game Is Over”), a bevy of tracks from last year’s album recorded live all over the world and expanded artwork. THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION is available exclusively in stores at Best Buy or online at Bestbuy.com or iTunes

Track listing for THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION:

Disc 1 of 2
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid and Aroused
7. Never Never
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For a Sadist
10. Victimized
11. It's All Wrong

Disc 2 of 2
1. Hater
2. The Game is Over
3. Die Another Day
4. Love & Meth [Live From London]
5. Here To Stay [Live From London]
6. Get Up [Live From Moscow]
7. Never Never [Live From Moscow]
8. Got the Life [Live From Denver]
9. Another Brick In the Wall [Live From Denver]

The Bakersfield quintet just wrapped up a summer tour as the co-headliner on this year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

 
KORN (L-R): Ray Luzier, Brian “Head” Welch, Jonathan Davis, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu
and James “Munky” Shaffer

Purchase THE PARADIGM SHIFT: WORLD TOUR EDITION at your local Best Buy or online at:
iTunes - http://bit.ly/1tfVDjk 
Bestbuy.com - http://bit.ly/1vfe7zZ 

For more information about KORN, visit:
iTunes Deluxe Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesDLX  
iTunes Standard Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_iTunesExpl 
Amazon.com Deluxe - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDDIx 
Amazon.com Standard Explicit - http://smarturl.it/KornTPS_AmzCDExpl 
Amazon.com LP - http://smartulr.it/KornTPS_AmzLP 

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OBITUARY Release Album Trailer For Inked in Blood

First Samples of New Music Available


 

Available October 28th on Relapse Records

 

"OBITUARY fall into that rare category of living legends who've still got the inimitable spark that made them so special in the first place - the agonized, pulverizing drone of their bludgeoning, unstoppable tank-tread rhythms is something no one else has been able to adequately copy in two decades of trying." 

Blabbermouth-

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for Inked in Blood will be available soon! Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography. 

 

Today the first taste of Inked in Blood has been made available in an exclusive album teaser video.  Samples from three brand new tracks can be heard in the video, which is available for viewing HERE.

 

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame.  OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog.  OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre!  Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!! 

 

In support of their new album, OBITUARY will be hitting the road this fall.  They will begin with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, OBITUARY hits the road with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour.  The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Inked in Blood Track Listing:

1. Centuries of Lies

2. Violent By Nature

3. Pain Inside

4. Visions in my Head

5. Back on Top

6. Violence

7. Inked in Blood

8. Deny You

9. Within a Dying Breed

10. Minds of the World

11. Out of Blood

12. Paralyzed With Fear

 

OBITUARY Live:

9/27: Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami @ Reverb          

 

OBITUARY W/ Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem

10/28: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls  

10/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room      

11/1: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

11/2: Sauget, IL @ Pops

11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

11/5: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

11/6: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/7: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11/8: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

11/9: Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater

 

OBITUARY on The Death to All Tour, w/Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater

11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom

11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National

11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

 

2015

5/21 - 5/24: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)      

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey reveals first excerpt from new novel, 'Death and Other Dances', via Revolver Mag.com; announces signing and reading at Los Angeles' Book Soup

              
Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the BUTCHER BABIES, will be releasing her upcoming novel, Death and Other Dances, on August 25 in select bookstores, as well as Amazon, Amazon Europe, and Kindle. This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin.

To read an excerpt from Death and Other Dances, head over to Revolver Mag.com for the exclusive sneak peek: http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=64873

In anticipation of her novel's release, Carla Harvey will appear at Los Angeles' Book Soup for a signing and reading on August 28th at 7PM. For full event details, please visit:
http://www.booksoup.com/carla-harvey-2014

Death and Other Dances can be pre-ordered now here: http://carlaharvey.bigcartel.com/product/death-and-other-dances-presale

LA's extreme metallers, the BUTCHER BABIES, released their debut album, Goliath, last year to critical acclaim, with press hailing it as a "relentless, full-force storm from start to finish" (New Transcendence.com). For a preview of Goliath, be sure to check out the music video for "
Magnolia Blvd.". The album can be purchased digitally at iTunes and as a CD at CM Distro.

Stay tuned for more news about the BUTCHER BABIES coming soon!


BUTCHER BABIES live
9/12/2014--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV *
9/13/2014--Discovery Park--Sacramento, CA @ Afterschock Festival
9/14/2014--The Catalyst--Santa Cruz, CA *
9/27/2014--Pub Rock--Scottsdale, AZ **
9/28/2014--Launchpad--Albuquerque, NM **
9/30/2014--Aftershock--Merriam, KS **
10/1/2014--Mojoes--Joliet, IL **
10/3/2014--Altar Bar--Pittsburgh, PA **
10/4/2014--The Machine Shop--Flint, MI **
10/5/2014--Champions Park--Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/7/2014--Baltimore Soundstage--Baltimore, MD **
10/8/2014--Upstairs @ The Palladium--Worcester, MA **
10/10/2014--Santos Party House--New York, NY **
10/11/2014--District N9ne--Philadelphia, PA **
10/12/2014--Empire--West Springfield, VA **
10/14/2014--The Masquerade--Atlanta, GA **
10/16/2014--Scout Bar--Houston, TX **
10/17/2014--House of Rock--Corpus Christi, TX **
10/18/2014--Backstage Live--San Antonio, TX **
10/19/2014--Jake's--Backroom Lubbock, TX **
10/21/2014--The Black Sheep--Colorado Sheep, CO **
10/22/2014--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **

10/23/2014--Backstage Bar & Billiards--Las Vegas, NV **
10/24/2014--San Manuel Amphitheater--San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
*=with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
**=with ANTI-MORTEM

BUTCHER BABIES online:
www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic  
www.twitter.com/ButcherBabies  
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GWAR to Embark Upon the "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014"


 

Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available - including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR's ranks. 

 

BalSac The Jaws of Death on The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" and what to expect:

 

"Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny's final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader's favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: 'Where is Oderus Urungus?'"

 

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR's founder and lead singer, since March. The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world. 

 

Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty's personal slave and bass tech:

 

"Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember.  He's held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart.  He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level.  The fans love Dave as much as we do and 'The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014' is our way of getting together and sharing that love."

 

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity.  American Sharks will open all shows.  The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale this weekend.

 

Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

 

GWAR at RIOT FEST:

9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

 
















GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks:

10/15: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

10/16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/17: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

10/18: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - "Rock and Shock Festival"

10/19: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

10/21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

10/22: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater

10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's - "Housecore Horror Film Festival*

10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/29: Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub

10/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

10/31: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**

11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

11/4: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

11/6: Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

11/8: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

11/10: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

 

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

 



 


 


 


 


 


 


GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue

11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's

11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/2: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

12/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

12/4: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

12/5: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/7: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

12/8: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

12/9: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater

12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

 

*No American Sharks

** Havok plays on this show


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The T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Celebrity ROCK 'N' BOWL Tournament

 

A Charity Bowling Tournament of

Chart-Topping Proportions

 

Pinz Bowling Center - Los Angeles - October 9, 2014

Los Angeles, California (August 19, 2014) - The T.J. Martell Foundation has announced The Celebrity ROCK 'N' BOWL, a fundraiser that combines the competitive sport of bowling with high energy entertainment and celebrity appearances to raise funds for cancer research. The event is chaired by Wendy Dio, President and Co-Founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, who serves on The T.J. Martell Foundation Board and whose organization has raised and donated funds to the T.J. Martell's continuing efforts in cancer research. The event will take place at the Pinz Bowling Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:30pm-11pm, with a VIP Pre-Party from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City. The T.J. Martell Foundation aims to combine music and entertainment with an event that will drive competition to raise funds for its core mission of finding a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDs.  

The T.J. Martell Foundation ROCK 'N' BOWL event is a return to the foundation's famous bowling tournaments of the 80's and 90's that included participation by such legendary artists as the Go-Gos, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Ronnie James Dio and the Dio band. In fact, Wendy Dio will have the trophy won by Niji Management in 1989 on display.

Celebrity bowlers and guests will be greeted with music, food and drink. A special auction featuring signed collectible Bowling Pins autographed by some of the music world's most iconic artists including Aerosmith and others, will take place on site and post-event at www.charitybuzz.com. Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded that evening, and guests will have the opportunity to rub elbows with famous faces of the music world. Celebrity bowlers to date include producer Bob Kulick, Gonzo Sandoval and Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), Marc Ferrari (Rough Cutt & Keel), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Mark Boals, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and others. More celebrities will be announced throughout the month. The T.J. Martell Foundation will be sponsoring families from Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

To purchase a ticket, register a team/sponsor a lane, or other sponsorship opportunities for ROCK 'N' BOWL, go to http://rocknbowl.splash.  To support the foundation, tickets to attend can also be purchased at the websites noted. More information is also available at www.tjmartell.org.

 "We have been strong supporters of the T.J. Martell Foundation for many years helping to fund cutting-edge gastric and prostate cancer research and raising in excess of $400,000 for the cause," said Wendy Dio. "Tony Martell and the Foundation were very helpful to find specialized treatment for Ronnie when he was diagnosed. We are all working together to find a cure."

Participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. Guests who do not participate in bowling can also attend and take their chance at winning exciting silent auction and raffle items provided by music and entertainment industry friends and partners of the foundation.

WHO: The T.J. Martell Foundation and The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT: ROCK 'N' BOWL Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN: Thursday, October, 9, 2014 - 7:30-11pm / VIP Pre-Party 7:00-8:30pm

WHY: To raise funds for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

To purchase tickets and lanes for corporate teams or for general information go to: http://rocknbowl.splashthat.com/ 

 

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to
www.tjmartell.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation, www.twitter.com/tjmartell, www.pinterest.com/tjmartellfndn 

 

ABOUT THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a non-profit charitable fund dedicated to support cancer prevention research, raise awareness and education the public with the focus that early detection and prevention is of vital importance when dealing with the deadly disease. Formed by Wendy Dio in honor of her late husband, rock legend Ronnie James Dio, its mission and philosophy stems from allowing people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on which affords a better chance to overcome it. For more information go to www.diocancerfund.org.

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PIERCE THE VEIL RECORDING NEW ALBUM
FOR 2015 RELEASE
Band will Support New Music With 21 Date U.S. Tour,
Co-headlining with Sleeping With Sirens

"Rock's next superstars." - Kerrang!
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Thursday, August 14, 2014) -- Pierce the Veil, who rocketed to success with their 2012 release Collide With The Sky, have been sequestered at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a brand new album due for a January 2015 release on Fearless Records.  As yet untitled, the highly-anticipated release is being produced by Korneff (A Day To Remember, Paramore) who worked with the band on Collide.
At Sonic Deres Studio, L-R:  Jaime Preciado, Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes, Tony Perry
Vocalist Vic Fuentes began working on ideas as early as late last year and began writing new material in earnest this Spring.  He and the band - Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar), and Jaime Preciado (bass) - started preproduction in May in their newly-renovated San Diego home studio.  In June, with 11 songs written, the band headed to New York to begin recording; nine of those songs are earmarked for the new album, and the band has written two more since.   

Said Vic about the sessions, "We try to stay focused on writing and recording songs that we're happy with, that we like, songs that will be fun to play live and that our fans will want to sing along with, songs that offer a little something different, but are all still very much PTV songs."  

The past two years have been a whirlwind for Pierce the Veil.  On July 22, 2012, Collide With The Sky debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart as well as #1 on the Top Hard Rock chart, the Top Modern Rock chart, the Top Alternative Albums chart, and the Top Rock Albums chart.  MTV named the band a Buzzworthy Breakthrough Artist, and to date, Collide has sold nearly a quarter-million copies in the U.S. alone.  That same year, PTV performed on the Main Stage for the entire Vans Warped Tour, then headlined the sold out, 34-major market date "Collide With the Sky" U.S. tour.  In 2013, they co-headlined (with All Time Low) the sold out "Spring Fever" North American tour, and then played a massive run with A Day To Remember.  PTV went on to sweep the Alternative Press Readers Poll, taking awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Live Band of the Year, Cover Art of the Year, Music Video of the Year (for "King For A Day" which has racked up an astounding 32-million YouTube views), Best Band Merch, Best Drummer and Best Bassist of the Year.  "King For A Day" was awarded "Best Video of the Year" at the Kerrang! Awards, and earlier this year, the band's critically-acclaimed documentary, "This is a Wasteland," picked up a Revolver Golden God statue for Best Film & Video.  Most recently, PTV received seven nominations at the first annual Alternative Press Music Awards, taking home three "Skullys" - the most wins for the night - for Best Bassist, Best Drummer, and Song of the Year (All Time Low's "A Love Like War" with Vic on vocals).

Leading up to the new album's release, PTV will co-headline 21 U.S. dates, the first leg of "The World Tour," a  five-month, multi-leg global trek, with Sleeping with Sirens.  Confirmed dates for the first leg are below.

NOVEMBER
 5    Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, Fresno, CA
 7    Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA
 8    Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
 9    Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
11   The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, TX
13   Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
14   Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
15   House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
16   NorVa, Norfolk, VA
19   Freedom Hall @ Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
20   Pine Bell Arena, Toms River, NJ
21   Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
22   Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
24   The Paramount, Huntington, NY
25   The Paramount, Huntington, NY
29   Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
30   Compuware Sports Arena (Mega Fest), Plymouth, MI

DECEMBER
 1     7 Flags Event Center, Clive, Iowa
 3     Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
 5     Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
 6     The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

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GOATWHORE Wraps Up Summer Slaughter 2014
Headlining Takeovers Commence + Band To Support Samhain On Select Dates

 


Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, today New Orleans' favorite metal horde/perpetual road hounds, GOATWHORE, kick off a short bout of headlining takeovers through Pittsburgh, Newport, and Poughkeepsie before making a special appearance at this year's Gwar B-Q on August 16th. The band will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. Additionally, GOATWHORE will make their way to Europe this Fall/Winter with headliners Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic journey will trample its way through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.  
 

GOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, an infernal masterpiece which debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting Rage Of The Merciless also ranked in at #21 on Billboard's Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart! 

 

Earlier this Summer GOATWHORE unveiled their ripping new video for third Constricting Rage Of The Merciless hymn, "Baring Teeth For Revolt." Shot at the infamous House Of Shock in New Orleans by lauded videographer David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Hell Yeah, Whitechapel, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste et al), the clip is an audio/visual hailstorm of bludgeoning live energy. View "Baring Teeth For Revolt" at THIS LOCATION.

 

GOATWHORE Live Assaults:  

8/13/2014 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA

8/14/2014 Thompson House - Newport, KY
8/15/2014 The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
8/16/2014 Gwar BQ @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA
9/19/2014 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
10/29/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre - Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight

w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:
11/08/2014 Fonck - Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock - Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er - Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub - Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory - Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido - Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo - Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus - Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio - Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor - Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse - Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control - Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage - London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde - Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo - Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario - Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club - Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope - Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo - Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma - Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin - Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff - Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony - Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage - München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell - Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala - Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus - Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock - Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt - Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum - Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room - Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik - Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall - Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee - Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis - Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit - Hambur, DE

12/20/2014 Zollhaus - Leer, DE

 

Crowned "...a blasphemous blast..." by Decibel Magazine, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is
at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Captured at Mana Recording Studios with Erik Rutan at the helm, the record invokes the tar-thick, battle-ready tone and vitality of GOATWHORE's molten onstage attack in a way previous releases have not and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and media globally. Sputnik Music gushes "[GOATWHORE] deserve a ton of credit for grinding along for so long making blackened death/thrash metal with the same level of ferocity, enthusiasm and New Orleans grit as they were on their 2000 debut The Eclipses Of Ages Into Black
... one of extreme metal's most unheralded, blue-collar bands," Metal Injection christens it, "the new high water mark of the group's work thus far," while Exclaim concludes, "GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence." Elsewhere Invisible Oranges calls Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, "a fucking solid release and one wild ride down the highway to Hell," Dead Rhetoric applauds the band's "masterful work of extreme metal," while Pop Matters adds fittingly, "a brutally bleak aural onslaught that will no doubt get metal heads pumping their fists and headbanging along with these pummeling anthems of chaos and despair. Clear heirs to the thrash metal throne, GOATWHORE ably step up with this masterful slab of blacked metal and stake their claim as one of the best in the business...

 

Order GOATWHORE's Constricting Rage Of The Merciless at THIS LOCATION.
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SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour

 

 

California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America presented by Blackcraft! Joining them are Salt Lake City deathcore merchants Chelsea Grin and Sacramento based tech-death proprietors, Alterbeast.

 
"It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol' US of A and it's an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in BLACK DAHLIA," comments SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun. "It doesn't matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day... Come out and party with us!"

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad adds: "We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out... our final US tour on the Everblack album will be with none other than California titans SUICIDE SILENCE. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with Cannibal Corpse in South America. We are extremely glad they've chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we're going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to SUICIDE SILENCE and we'll see you all in October!"

 
SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

w/ Chelsea Grin, Alterbeast

10/03/2014 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL

10/04/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH

10/05/2014 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI

10/06/2014 Opera House - Toronto, ON

10/07/2014 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
10/08/2014 Paradise - Boston, MA
10/09/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/10/2014 Theatre Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD w/ Machine Head
10/13/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/2014 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/17/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
10/18/2014 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX w/ Whitechapel, Beartooth
10/21/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2014 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
10/23/2014 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/24/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater - Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/2014 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA (no Suicide Silence)
10/26/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/28/2014 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/29/2014 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
 
SUICIDE SILENCE's new You Can't Stop Me full-length debuted at #16 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #30 on the Canadian Billboard Top 200 Chart, making it their highest first week sales ever and charting release to date! Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Warbringer), You Can't Stop Me marks the vocal debut of new frontman Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) and features guest appearances by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan). Artwork is by Tim Minarzik of Throne Media & Design.
 
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's most recent studio offering, Everblack, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 in June of 2013. The album earned the #3 slot on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age). Additional chart debuts included #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Everblack also peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

 

http://www.metalblade.com 

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RIVERS OF NIHIL Joins Death's (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14 North American Trek 

 

 

This November, Pennsylvania's RIVERS OF NIHIL will embark on the biggest tour of their career thus far as openers on Death's (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14 tour! Additional support will come from death metal legends Obituary and Massacre. The trek will commence on November 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California and wraps up on December 7th in Miami, Florida at Grand Central.

Comments guitarist Jon Kunz: "We're incredibly stoked to a part of this year's North American Death (DTA Tours)! Death are one of our biggest influences, with the incredible Human album being a constant source of inspiration. Throw in the nasty Tampa savagery of Obituary and Massacre, and you have the best death metal tour of the year. Long live Chuck [Schuldiner]. Florida death metal is supreme!"

Earlier this year, RIVERS OF NIHIL released a video for "Birth Of The Omnisavior," a sleek and dark clip that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch "Birth Of The Omnisavior" from their The Conscious Seed Of Light full length now at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2009, the modern progressive death metal quintet's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron on which their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters like Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession, and Decapitated. RIVERS OF NIHIL's debut album, The Conscious Seed Of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed Of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; "The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of Spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album's broader concept."

 

RIVES OF NIHIL on Death's (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp '14

w/ Obituary, Massacre:

11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA

11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA

11/16/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA

11/18/2014 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA

11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise

11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom - Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise

11/22/2014 Riddell Centre - Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise

11/23/2014 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise

11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise

11/25/2014 The Metro - Chicago, IL

11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

11/27/2014 The Opera House - Toronto, ON

11/28/2014 Club Soda - Montreal, QC

11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY

12/03/2014 Empire - North Springfield, VA

12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC

12/05/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

12/06/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL

12/07/2014 Grand Central - Miami, FL


http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com

http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil 

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OBITUARY to Release Inked in Blood October 28th on Relapse Records

 

Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

 

"OBITUARY fall into that rare category of living legends who've still got the inimitable spark that made them so special in the first place - the agonized, pulverizing drone of their bludgeoning, unstoppable tank-tread rhythms is something no one else has been able to adequately copy in two decades of trying." 

-Blabbermouth-

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY's already godlike discography.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.  Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed.  Pre-orders for Inked in Blood will be available soon!

 

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame.  OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog.  OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre!  Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!! 

 

The band is currently wrapping up a festival circuit in Europe and now OBITUARY have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour.  The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Inked in Blood Track Listing:

1. Centuries of Lies

2. Violent By Nature

3. Pain Inside

4. Visions in my Head

5. Back on Top

6. Violence

7. Inked in Blood

8. Deny You

9. Within a Dying Breed

10. Minds of the World

11. Out of Blood

12. Paralyzed With Fear

 

OBITUARY European Tour

8/7: Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival

8/9: Schlotheim, DE @ Party San Open Air Festival

8/10: Derbyshire, UK @ Bloodstock Festival

8/14: Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest Festival

8/16: Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival

8/17: Vannes/Saint-Nolff, FR # Motocultor Festival

 

OBITUARY on The Death to All Tour, w/Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater

11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom

11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National

11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

 

(Photo Credit: Ester Segarra)

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.obituary.cc

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand

http://instagram.com/obituaryband

https://twitter.com/obituarytheband

http://www.relapse.com

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LACUNA COIL return to North America

Continue to support
BROKEN CROWN HALO
 

 

LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO. This will be the second run of dates on this album cycle in the U.S. and Canada for the Italian Rockers! Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year's AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL. LACUNA COIL Front woman Cristina Scabbia had this to say:

 

"Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil ...and we couldn't be happier! We will be back in the US AND (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!"

 

Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)

Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue

Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik

Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange

Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center

Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks

Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House

Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall

Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks

Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum

Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Oct 12 - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

 

*Devil You Know - support all dates

*Starset will join the tour Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 (except: Oct. 7&8)

*Incura on all Canadian shows  

*Unlocking The Truth will join on Oct. 7&8 

 

 

LACUNA COIL online:

www.LacunaCoil.it  

www.facebook.com/lacunacoil
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MOB RULES Return to SPV/Steamhammer

 

 

 

Boxed Anniversary Set Timekeeper Scheduled For October 28th Release in North America

Northern German melodic metal band MOB RULES are back with Steamhammer/SPV. A few days ago the group, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, signed a new deal and are returning to the record company which already released and distributed five of their previous studio albums. "For us it's a great pleasure to have signed with Steamhammer," comments the band. "We're looking forward to the collaboration with Olly Hahn and his team, who supported us in both word and deed in the years between 1999 and 2008 and whose expertise we greatly value." Steamhammer's product manager Hahn is happy to return this compliment: "Mob Rules have been among the most significant and impressive German melodic metal acts. We're proud to have them back on our roster."

MOB RULES are set to launch the first result of this renewed worldwide cooperation, their 20th anniversary boxed set Timekeeper, on 13 October 2014 (Germany: 10 October 2014, US/Canada: 28 October 2014). Hahn: "It's not every day that such a top-quality product arrives at the stores. The package consists of a best-of CD, a bonus DVD, a bonus CD featuring new and rerecorded songs, brilliant cover numbers and other surprises, including renowned guest musicians." Steamhammer and Mob Rules will publish more details in the coming weeks, suffice it to say that their fans will be delighted.

The arrival of the boxed anniversary set will be supported by a number of anniversary shows with highlights such as the Break The Barriers festival in Wilhelmshaven (feat. Gamma Ray & Love.Might.Kill) and the Metal Hammer Paradise on the Baltic coast, among others.

Nikolas Fritz (Drummer Mob Rules) - Olly Hahn (A&R SPV/Steamhammer)

 

METAL HAMMER Magazine presents

MOB RULES

20th ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

Fr. 26.09.2014  D-Delmenhorst, Slatterys

Sa. 27.09.2014  D-Nordenham, Jahnhalle

Sa. 11.10.2014  D-Steinenbronn, Air Axes Festival

Fr. 17.10.2014  D-Bremen, Tivoli (w/ Sinbreed)

Fr. 24.10.2014  D-Duisburg, Parkhaus

Sa. 25.10.2014  D-Wilhelmshaven, Pumpwerk /Break The Barriers Festival (w/ Gamma Ray)

Sa. 15.11.2014  D-Weissenhäuser Strand/Metal Hammer Paradise

Sa. 13.12.2014  D-Oldenburg, Cadillac

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For More Info Visit:

http://www.mobrules.de

http://www.facebook.de/mobrulesband

http://www.spv.de

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT announces North American tour with ANIMALS AS LEADERS, MONUMENTS

                                                

                              

As previously announced, guitar virtuoso and musical genius Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and Ziltoid2 records for the past few months, preparing the world for Ziltoid The Omniscient's triumphant return and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Epicloud! In support of this forthcoming epic double album due out in October, Hevy Devy will join ANIMALS AS LEADERS for a co-headlining tour in November/December with MONUMENTS as support.

See below for all tour dates, and stay tuned for more news about Ziltoid2 / the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT coming soon!


DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, MONUMENTS North American tour dates
Nov. 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
Nov. 19 - Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub *
Nov. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Nov. 22 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
Nov. 23 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre
Nov. 24 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre *
Nov. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Nov. 26 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
Nov. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall *
Nov. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Nov. 30 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Dec. 1 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Dec. 3 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live *
Dec. 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Dec. 5 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium *
Dec. 6 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Dec. 8 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
Dec. 10 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N Grill *
Dec. 13 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Dec. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater *
Dec. 15 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theatre
Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan *
Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
*=DTP closes show


Devin Townsend live in Europe
Aug. 5 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg
Aug. 6 - Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Aug. 7 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
Aug. 8 - Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
Aug. 11 - Cervia Ra, Italy - Rock Planet
Aug. 13 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
Aug. 14 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
Aug. 15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summerbreeze Festival
Aug. 17 - Devon, UK - Beautiful Days Festival
Sept. 4 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Sept. 6 - Helsinki, Finland - Savoy Teatteri
Apr. 13 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall


Following the success of 2012's Epicloud, Devin Townsend released a special CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, in 2013, which featured a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Hevy Devy has done to date, several guest appearances, circus performances and more. This past May, Devin also self-released Casualties of Cool, an album that was crowd-funded by his hardcore fan-base, who pledged over 500% of the project's goal.

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, be sure to check out the live video for "
Grace"; a video for the Casualties of Cool's "Flight" can be viewed here.

Devin Townsend online:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com
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EXODUS Reveals Album Art for “Blood In, Blood Out” –
New Album Coming October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

 

Going Fast! Get Your VIP Packs for Upcoming Tour Featuring Headliners SLAYER
and Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

 

exodus web

 

Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital stores on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUSLet There Be Blood.

 

The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”

Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ 10th studio album, and marks the band’s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. It was also just announced via Rolling Stone that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album. More details are set to be released soon, including release dates, track listing information, pre-order specifics, and more. 

 

 

To celebrate the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will be busy touring this fall – with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour begins on November 12th in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater and will tour throughout the states, coming to close in Detroit, MI at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now!

 

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, EXODUS is making VIP experience packages available for the entire tour. The packages are on sale now! Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day. To purchase VIP packages via SLOtix.com – click here.

 

**If you already purchased your ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP package experience, contact SLOtix customer service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

 

 

EXODUS MEET & GREET PACKAGE

Package to include:

- One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket with early entry to venue

- Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS

- Autographed EXODUS Poster

- EXODUS tour T-Shirt

- Collectible EXODUS laminate to remember your evening

- Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store

- Onsite check-in staff

 

Attendees will be included in a giveaway for an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or EXODUS guitar (at the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!)

 

 

EXODUS PERFORMANCE DATES:

 

EXODUS in South America:

8/10 – Montreal, WC @ Heavy MTL - main stage B at 1:30PM

10/1 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim

10/2 - Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC

10/4 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

10/5 - Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador

10/7 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town

10/9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove

10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier

10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer

10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica

10/16 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper's

10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

 

EXODUS w/ Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies:

11/11 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater (2nd show added!)

11/12 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater

11/14 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

11/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter

11/18 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

11/19 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

11/21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live