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to release "Skills in Pills" on June 23
Veil Of Maya
to release "Matriarch" on May 12
Lords of the Trident release live video for "Light This City"
A Breach of Silence
release video for "Vultures"
If I Ran The Zoo
release video for "Sinking Deeper"
Phoenix death metal band
Lago embark on tour 
Howard Stern
to celebrate the Beatles with The Flaming Lips takeover
Death To False Metal Festival
line up announced
System of a Down
to stream April 23 concert via Rollingstone.com
Six Feet Under
debut new single "Gruesome"
extend 6th annual Gwar-B-Q dates
nearing completion of new studio album
Shattered Sun
unleash "Hope Within Hatred" video
premiere "The Bad Thing" video
Shattered Sun
streaming album on Revolver
Neil Fallon releases commentary clips on Facebook
Cancer Bats confirm tour with Danzig and Pennywise
Rock on the Range
Powerwolf release first part of video series "The Road to Blessed and Possessed"
releases "Chain Reaction' video featuring Cristian Machado of Ill Nino
Coal Chamber
release lyric video for "Suffer in Silence"
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival line up 2015

releases lyric video for "A Phoenix Will Rise"
Ides of Gemini
forced to sit out NYC shows
announces headlining dates w/ Heavygrinder
Shattered Sun
release "Hope Within Hatred" guitar demo
"Toys In The Attic" turns 40!
Lightning Bolt
premiere new video on Adult Swim
Video preview of heavy metal book ...And Justice For Art released
announces North American headlining tour
Coldcock Whiskey
launches inaugural Battle of the Bands competition
Six Feet Under
premiere "Stab" at Decibel Magazine
Jason Bonham's
Led Zeppelin Experience detail new tour set content
Randy Blythe
NYC photography exhibit announced
Butcher Babies
announce Spring tour dates with In This Moment and Upon A Burning Body
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Fall To June
releases video for "Delta Breakdown"

Anaal Nathrakh announces North American tour
Chris Adler
joins Dave Mustaine in studio for next Megadeth album!
Motor Sister
to take part in Motorhead's "Motorboat"
confirmed for main stage on Warped Tour
Three Days Grace 
release lyric video for "Human Race"
King Parrot
 releases new video featuring Philip Anselmo

 announces shows with Slash, will play Kiss Kruise

Motor Sister
 lands on the Billboard charts with "Ride"
36 Crazyfists
 releases video for "Swing The Noose"
The Persevering Promise
 release their video of their cover of Maroon 5's "Animals"
 sign with Beer City Skateboard and Records
Mallory Knox
 confirmed for entire Vans Warped Tour
Coal Chamber
 debut title track "Rivals" on Revolver
Seether announces U.S. Spring headlining tour
Imminent Sonic Destruction enter the studio
Agnostic Front premiere video for "Police Violence"
Mastodon to be included in HBO's Game of Thrones mixtape

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Begins Production – Coming Fall 2016


Featuring Years’ Worth of Never-Before Seen, Up Close and Personal Footage


Support the Project via Kickstarter – www.godfathersofhardcore.com

Earn Unique Prizes:

ESP Viper-100FM STBLK Guitar, backplate signed by AGNOSTIC FRONT

One-of-a-Kind AGNOSTIC FRONT Boots Etched Brass Pins

Custom Vinnie Stigma Ringtones

Limited Edition Agnostic Front Skate Deck

Personal Lower East Side tour with Vinnie Stigma

"Kickstarter Executive Producer" Credit

& More


A Film by Ian McFarland of McFarland & Pecci




Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynchpins of New York Hardcore (NYHC), and their band AGNOSTIC FRONT played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Film and music video director Ian McFarland (Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon, The Outlaw: Dan Hardy, The Problem Solver: Joe Lauzon, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Agnostic Front) is crafting an intimate portrait of these two men – two of the most respected individuals in the 35-year history of hardcore punk music – dubbed The Godfathers of Hardcore.


Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that often threatened their very existence. Today, Roger and Vinnie are primed and reaching into 50's and 60's, balancing jobs and families, in addition to an upcoming touring schedule that will take them all over the world. The Godfathers of Hardcore will serve as an up-close-and-personal look into the lives of these different yet inseparable musical icons, and in the process will illustrate the tenacity, optimism and enthusiasm with which they both approach their band to this day. Since the beginning, Miret and Stigma took on the system with fists clenched, and throughout the decades, they’ve maintained the powerful and youthful (if not as destructive) mindset that started it all.


The Godfathers of Hardcore is already in the midst of production and features intimate footage captured by McFarland over the past several years, but to do the story the greatest justice possible, director Ian McFarland is reaching out to the band’s diehard fans, offering them a chance to join in supporting the film via a new Kickstarter campaignwww.godfathersofhardcore.com (redirects to Kickstarter)


The Kickstarter campaign will take place over the course of the next few weeks (ending on May 17th) and features unique incentives such as an ESP Viper-100FM STBLK Guitar with backplate signed by AGNOSTIC FRONT, custom Vinnie Stigma ringtones, a limited edition AGNOSTIC FRONT skate deck, a personal Lower East Side tour with Vinnie Stigma, and even a "Kickstarter Executive Producer" credit on the film. The goal is to raise $15,000, and afterwards, some amazing stretch goals will be added (details coming soon).


Over the next three weeks, McFarland will be adding more one-of-a-kind incentives, in addition to giving updates on the project and filming. McFarland adds,“Unlike a large number of Kickstarter projects, our production team has already begun filming the movie and have shot a good amount of footage. We need this Kickstarter to help us with getting our film team over to Europe to travel with AGNOSTIC FRONT at the end of May.”


AGNOSTIC FRONT exists on a level all their own – a level of their own creation. Join director Ian McFarland in supporting his creation, his vision, and his story of one of the most influential bands of all time, The Godfathers of Hardcore, and watch the story live on in film! www.godfathersofhardcore.com


Vinnie Stigma - Agnostic Front (still from "The Godfathers of Hardcore")

Vinnie Stigma - AGNOSTIC FRONT (still from "The Godfathers of Hardcore")

Check out more BTS photos via @Ian_McFarland on Twitter and Instagram



As a part of a potent subculture, AGNOSTIC FRONT probably will never sit beside Aerosmith and the Beatles in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nor have they been showered with platinum records or the rock and roll riches reserved for acts that value popularity over integrity. Miret and Stigma are perfectly happy with the niche they’ve carved for themselves, and the effect they’ve had on an entire subgenre that had infiltrated both the counter-culture and impacted the mainstream. A recent article in the New Yorker about hardcore music quoted was named “United Blood,” after AGNOSTIC FRONT’s first album. The band continues to play major slots on high-profile international festivals and their recently-released album, “The American Dream Died,” has earned the band some of its strongest reviews in years.


AGNOSTIC FRONT’s past legacy is perhaps even more praiseworthy than their present accomplishments. The movement the band pioneered has had a profound effect on millions of fans and musicians, as well as skateboarders, bikers and other individualists who refuse to accept the status quo. In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages AGNOSTIC FRONT presents are as relevant today as they were in the ‘80s when the band members were impoverished, scrappy and ambitious, often fighting for their very survival as well as the perseverance of their volatile but highly inspirational band.


Back in the ‘80s, Miret and Stigma roamed the dangerous streets of NYC’s Lower East Side, fighting those who got in their way and laying down the gauntlet for the music they believed in and were willing to defend with their lives. At the time, they had no idea that the band that meant the world to them and the culture populated by runaways, street kids, punks, skinheads and other social misfits would also resonate with a generation of other music fans and musicians including Metallica’s Kirk HammettAnthrax’s Scott Ian and Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, not to mention Cremaster’s Mathew Barney and electronic guruMoby. Roger Miret, 50 (vocalist), a Cuban-refugee from an abusive home and Vinnie Stigma, 59 (guitarist), a second-generation true-blue New York Italian, found each other on the rough streets of NYC in the early 1980s, becoming fast friends and developing an unbreakable bond. Together, over the next three decades, they became the “Godfathers of New York City Hardcore” - creating a vehicle through which three generations of fans could grow, scream and band together as one in the face of diversity, violence and discrimination. Through the strength and bonds of brotherhood, Roger and Vinnie birthed something larger than themselves – they birthed a revolution.


Along the way, they experienced some of the most harrowing blows a band can endure, including various line-up changes, Roger’s incarceration and the subsequent collapse of the band. After Roger was released in the late 1990’s from New York’s Wallkill Correctional Facility, Roger and Vinnie reunited, picking up right where they left off. Still touring and recording today, AGNOSTIC FRONT is the very embodiment of hardcore: endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going, obstacles be damned. 










April 24, 2015 - Lindemann, the new project of Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann alongside Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy), will have its long-awaited debut album Skills In Pills released on June 23, 2015 via Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. (following the global release on June 19). Lead single "Praise Abort" will be released 3 weeks ahead of the album on May 29.


Pre-order Skills In Pills via iTunes:



Pre-order Skills In Pills via the Warner Music store:



Based in Germany, Rammstein is known as one of the most successful and well-respected rock bands of our time, having sold an incredible 17 million records around the globe to date. Peter Tägtgren, the mastermind of both Hypocrisy and Pain, is also a well-respected and highly-acclaimed Metal producer, and has worked with the likes of Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Sabaton, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, and more.


Lindemann combines the Rammstein singer's often hilarious, sometimes utterly filthy lyrics with Tägtgren's super-modern studio skills and instrumentation, resulting in the twisted product of two uniquely creative minds, Skills In Pills.


Stay tuned for more information to come on Lindemann!


Skills In Pills will be available in the following versions:

  • Standard (Digipack)
  • Special Edition (Blu-Ray-packaging, high-quality booklet, bonus track)
  • 12" Vinyl (gatefold cover, 28-page booklet, bonus track, album-download-code)
  • Digital
  • Super Deluxe (Coffee-table-style book with 80 pages, high-quality package, CD with bonus track)

The track listing for Skills In Pills is:

1.       Skills In Pills

2.       Ladyboy

3.       Fat

4.       Fish On

5.       Children Of The Sun

6.       Home Sweet Home

7.       Cowboy

8.       Golden Shower

9.       Yukon

10.   Praise Abort

11.   That's My Heart*

*Bonus Track


Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release Matriarch on May 12 via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20 in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via: VOM.soundrink.com 

When Veil of Maya was recording Matriarch, the group found themselves with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar. Hailing from, literally, the middle of nowhere. 

Im from this small town in Wisconsin, where theres not a lot of music and nobodys really as serious about it as I am, says Magyar. I had followed Veil for a few years, and was really impressed by them. When I heard they needed a new singer, I got in touch.  Magyar, however, had never toured before. Or even been on a plane. Not a problem. 

We flew him out, auditioned him and hired him on the spot, reveals guitarist Marc Okubo. He was great. He could sing, too, which is something wed wanted to do for a while. It really opened up some possibilities. 

After making his live debut in front of thousands at last years Knotfest, Magyar quickly joined producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour) and his new band mates (rounded out by Okubo, drummer Sam Applebaum and bassist Dan Hauser) in the studio to record Matriarch. Its an album that finds Magyar bringing a new addition to Veil Of Mayas arsenal; a mix of harsh and clean singing. 

There was controversy when we released the single, Mikasa Okubo admits. But for every 10 kids who complained online, we gained hundreds of new fans. I think Mikasa is the most popular song weve ever put ou

Watch the video for Mikasa here:

Youll definitely hear Lukass presence and influence on Matriarch, the bands fifth album. Yes, the band is still, as AllMusic posited, possessed of a malevolent fury and almost mechanical precision. But theres growth here. The grinding NYU slides up against the more atmospheric tracks like Phoenix and Leeloo. The title track gets playful, almost like a Danny Elfman tune. 

Veil Of Maya has spent the past ten years grinding it out on the road through countless tours and festivals around the world, gaining an enormous following for its evolving blend of progressive metal technical brutality. The band reached a critical peak with 2012s incredibly successful Eclipse, co-produced by Peripherys Misha Mansoor and charting on the Billboard Top 200. 

The band will keep the momentum going throughout the year, with plans for additional summer dates to be announced soon. Dates for Veil Of Mayas upcoming headlining run can be found below. 

PHYSICAL PRE-ORDERS: http://www.VeilHasRisen.com
ITUNES PRE-ORDERS: http://hyperurl.co/Matriarch_iTunes
VINYL PRE-ORDERS: https://killermerch.com/artist/veilofmaya

Veil Of Maya Tour Dates:
May 20 Detroit, MI Crofoot
May 21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
May 22 Rochester, NY   Water Street Music Hall
May 23 Long Island, NY Revolution
May 24 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
May 25 Richmond, VA Canal Club
May 26 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
May 27 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 28 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
May 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
May 30 Tampa, FL State Theater
Jun 02 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
Jun 03 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Jun 04 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock
Jun 06 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Jun 07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 08 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Jun 09 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw*
Jun 11 Calgary, AB Republik*
Jun 12 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop*

All dates w/ Revocation, Gift Giver and Entheos. * = without Oceano 

Veil Of Maya is:
Marc Okubo - Guitar
Sam Applebaum - Drums
Lukas Magyar - Vocals
Dan Hauser - Bass

Matriarch Track Listing
1. NYU
2. Leeloo
3. Ellie
4. Lucy
5. Mikasa
6. Aeris
7. Three-Fifty
8. Phoenix
9. Matriarch
10. Teleute
11. Daenerys
12. Lisbeth


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LORDS OF THE TRIDENT have released a new live performance official video of the song "Light This City" taken from their recently released album "Frostburn".

Lead vocalist Fang VonWrathenstein has checked in with the following update:

"Many loyal minions traveled far and wide to attend our CD release party on Friday the 13th in Madison, Wisconsin. Some chartered jets, some rustled horses, one hijacked a cruise liner and somehow made it. All of this was pleasing to your LORDS. However, we know that some of our minions could not make the party, and so we've released this music video for "Light This City", which is a mashup of us playing the song live along with some of the best moments of the party. Did you miss Killius falling into the drumset? Well now you can relive the moment digitally, over and over again!"

Lords of the Trident are currently in the process of filming and editing a follow-up music video for the song "Knights of Dragon's Deep".

Lords of the Trident recently announced a list of upcoming shows:

4/30 - Madison, WI - Opening for Peelander-Z 
5/22 - Rio, WI Headlining MAYBASH 
6/12 - Madison, WI - with Zephaniah 
6/13 - Appleton, WI - with Zephaniah and Forcefield 
8/22 - Madison, WI - with Automaton 
11/7 - Madison, WI - Gamehole Con 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center!

For the latest band news, visit their official website and Facebook page:

Lords of the Trident official website

Official Lords of the Trident Facebook page

A BREACH OF SILENCE premiere new music video for song 'Vultures' today
Fresh off their latest album “The Darkest Road”, A BREACH OF SILENCE have premiered their uplifting new music video for the band’s latest single Vultures. The video tells the story of a homeless man who returns a lost wallet to a young, well-dressed businessman – and saves his life in the process. The song is taken from their highly-praised sophomore album The Darkest Road which was released on October 7, and named “One of the Top 25 albums of 2014” by Hysteria Magazine,debuted at #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart (Australia), and at #20 on Australia’sPurely Independent Chart. The video may be watched at the Eclipse RecordsYouTube channel.
Watch 'Vultures' now...
Vultures is a song about the struggles in life, and fighting through them”, states lead vocalist Rhys Flannery“Whenever you feel like you are alone, regardless of how great the pressure, there’s always someone out there that’s willing to help. As hard as it may be, you’ve just got to search for them… there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”  Guitarist Mat Cosgrove continues, “We talked about one of us having a real bad day, and someone worse off had helped us out of this situation and it really put things into perspective… So we came up with the story line of a homeless person who could easily take the wallet out of necessity to survive, instead goes out of his way to find the owner, and then saves his life.”
The band enlisted Col Cadell to direct, who had also done their previous music video for the title track, The Darkest Road. “Something I wanted to do withVultures, was take the band in a much darker direction artistically, using color palette’s that evoke a cold intimacy while still painting a realistic world. Our shoot location was Fortitude Valley located in Brisbane, Australia. We used low shot angles, with the sky as a background to evoke a feeling of openness, and used high angle shots at the end when the homeless man rescues the businessman” states Col.
  • “The Darkest Road is one of the Top 25 albums of 2014!” – Hysteria Magazine
  • Debut at #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart in Australia
  • Debut at #20 on Australia’s Purely Independent Chart
  • 10/10 - "The Darkest Road is without a doubt the best album of 2014!" -Bro Metal
  • 10/10 - "Infectious, and captivating are just a few words that can describe The Darkest Road" - Front Row Report
  • “A Breach Of Silence have proven themselves worthy of being tabbed one of the next big things in metal.” Starpulse
  • 86/100 - "The Darkest Road is a triumph" - Loud Mag
  • "A Breach of Silence has produced a masterpiece that far transcends metalcore music" - Snoozecontrol
The Darkest Road is available for download from iTunes, and GooglePlay, while CDs are available via Eclipse RecordsBestBuyFye, and Amazon.  The full album is also streaming via YouTubeSpotify, Pandora, and Rdio.
    For more information on A BREACH OF SILENCE, please visit these websites:
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    If I Ran The Zoo release video for "Sinking Deeper"
    Grab it now on iTunes!



    LAGO: Phoenix Death Metal Outfit Embarks On The Tyranny Tour Across The Western US This Friday



    Phoenix-based quartet, LAGO, will embark on The Tyranny Tour this week, taking the blackened death metal ferocity of their menacing debut LP, Tyranny, to nine cities across the Western US. The trek begins in Flagstaff, Arizona, this Friday, April 24th, after which the outfit will topple Long Beach, Los Osos, San Jose, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City and Denver through May 2nd.


    Tyranny, initially released on CD in September 2014 via Battleground Records, was unveiled on a limited vinyl run through Blood Harvest Records in March. Produced by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day), LAGO's forty minutes of primal, breakneck death metal are infused with an ominous, blackened atmosphere. Issued Invisible Oranges of the band's output, "the Phoenix quartet plays competent and well-executed death metal... Besides a blackened foray here and a chamber music segue there, they blast along like streamlined icons, strengthened by a proven Floridian flow." MetalSucks called in an equally positive write-up: "LAGO know when to beat you over the head with sheer brutality, they know when to slow things down for gargantuan effect, and they know how write a real, artful guitar solo. In short, they're the perfect death metal band." Headbang Or GTFO gave the record a 5/5, issuing, "Tyranny is a modern day death metal masterpiece, that features some of the best things to happen to the genre but keeping it simple and relatively grim. And No Clean Singing called Tyranny, "...top-shelf death metal, like some hellish blackened offspring of early Morbid Angel and Disma, fully armed with an arsenal of impressive technical chops and infectious hooks...Tyranny has vaulted onto our list of highly anticipated 2014 albums."


    LAGO Tyranny Tour:

    4/24/2015 The Hive - Flagstaff, AZ

    4/25/2015 Blacklight District Lounge - Long Beach, CA

    4/26/2015 Sweet Springs Saloon - Los Osos, CA

    4/27/2015 Rock Shop - San Jose, CA

    4/28/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR

    4/29/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA

    4/30/2015 The Shredder - Boise, ID

    5/01/2015 The Bridge - Salt Lake City, UT

    5/02/2015 The Marquis - Denver, CO


    Digital orders for Tyranny can be placed with the band HERE, and the physical versions through Battleground Records; CD HERE, red vinyl, limited to 100 copies HERE, and the black vinyl in a run of 200 available HERELAGO will have limited quantities of the vinyl out with them on the tour as well; seeing them live is the only way to get the wax from the band.


    LAGO is also planning out the recording of their follow-up LP to Tyranny and more widespread tour actions to follow. Stand by for updates in the near future.


















    April 22, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.) - The lunatics are taking over the asylum! Howard Stern is surrendering his SiriusXM radio studio to THE FLAMING LIPS on Friday, April 24thPortlandiastar Fred Armisen will host the show, which will feature the Lips doing songs from their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album With A Little Help From My Fwends as well as other surprises. This being The Flaming Lips, expect the unexpected. The special premieres at11pm ET / 8pm PT on Howard Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 101 and through theSiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devises, as well as online at http://www.siriusxm.com/.


    With A Little Help From My Fwends, was released October 28th from Warner Bros. Records.The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley CyrusMobyMy Morning JacketJ. MascisDr. DogPhantogramTegan and SaraGrace PotterElectric Würms (THE LIPS side project, who recently released their 6-song debut album titled, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.  Click here to purchase.


    All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.


    The track-listing for With A Little Help From My Fwends is as follows:


    01. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band



    02. With A Little Help From My Friends



    03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds



    04. Getting Better



    05. Fixing A Hole



    06. She's Leaving Home



    07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!



    08. Within You Without You



    09. When I'm Sixty-Four"



    10. Lovely Rita



    11. Good Morning Good Morning



    12. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)



    13. A Day In The Life 



    In other LIPS news, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the critically worshipped Clouds Taste MetallicThe Flaming Lips 7th studio album originally released in 1995. Later in the year the band will be releasing expanded anniversary editions of Clouds Taste Metallic with previously unreleased recordings from the sessions including demos, outtakes, radio sessions, live performances and more. More details to be announced soon.


    Catch The Flaming Lips on tour:

    05/01    Memphis, TN                            Beale St. Music Festival

    05/10    Austin, TX                                Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation

    05/23    Liverpool, UK                           Sound City

    05/29    Nelsonville, OH                        Nelsonville Music Festival

    06/06    Seaside Heights, NJ                Gentlemen Of The Road

    06/20    Waverly, IA                             Gentlemen Of The Road

    06/27    Milwaukee, WI                         Summerfest

    07/12    Lansing, MI                              Common Ground Music Festival

    08/15    Walla Walla WA                       Gentlemen Of The Road

    08/21    Salida, CO                               Gentlemen Of The Road

    08/27    Edinburgh, UK                          Magners Summer Nights

    08/29    Portsmouth, UK                        Victorious Festival 2015



    DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL: Inaugural Connecticut-Based Metal Fest Announced For August 2015

    Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Immortal Bird, Godhunter, Secret Cutter, Nightbitch And More Confirmed


    This August, the maiden installment of a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, dubbed DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL. Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL hopes to create what we hope will become one of the premiere metal festivals in the US.


    Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the first DEATH TO FALSE METAL gathering is set to take place on Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut. Friday night's lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator.


    Tickets for DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL go on sale on May 1st at the festival's Facebook page RIGHT HERE. You can also follow the event on Twitter at @dtfmfestival.


    Issues festival curator, Chip McCabe, on the founding of this now annual event, "The name DEATH TO FALSE METAL is actually a bit tongue-in-cheek. The metal scene is littered with way too many people who carry an 'I'm more underground than you' attitude, which I find amusing, so the title is dedicated to them. However, the name does reflect that we are looking for a certain aesthetic for the bands that play this festival. Our lineup is fairly eclectic, with thrash, death metal, black metal, doom, grindcore, traditional metal, etc. But we will not stand for generic, cookie-cutter garbage; we want the best of the best, every year."



    8/14/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT

    w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, Bedroom Rehab Corporation


    8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT

    w/ Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter, Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, Archaic Decapitator


    Additional news on DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL will be released in the coming weeks.









    cid:image002.png@01D004DD.17BDC2A0Los Angeles, CA (April 22, 2015) – Grammy winning band SYSTEM OF A DOWN is teaming with Rolling Stone to live-stream their first-ever concert from Armenia.

    The show can be seen at Rollingstone.com tomorrow, April 23, at 9:30 am pst / 12:30 pm est.

    The concert marks the culmination of the band’s “Wake Up The Souls” tour, a global trek to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The
     arena tour, which is System of a Down’s first since 2013 and includes the band’s first-ever performance in Yerevan’s Republic Square, kicked off April 6th at the Forum in Los Angeles.

    April 24th, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire. From 1915 through 1923, 1.5 million men, women and children were starved, shot, beaten and banished to die in the desert during one of history's greatest crimes. Though considered by many to be the first genocide of the 20th century, the Turkish government denies it ever happened.

    System Of A Down's  landmark tour took them to Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Russia. The group, whose four members are all of Armenian descent, have lost family members and history to the Genocide and have worked tirelessly over the years to promote awareness.

    Since their arrival in 1998, System Of A Down has released 5 studio albums, sold over 31 million copies worldwide, had three No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart,  garnered a Grammy win and amassed a global following whose members numbers in the tens of millions. They've written and recorded 7 top 10 radio hits, 2 of which were chart-topping No. 1's (2002's "Aerials" and 2005's "Hypnotize").  In 2005 System Of A Down released both Mezmerize and Hypnotize in two installments as a dual album in a single year. Each debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and on charts around the world, achieving the rare feat of having two No. 1 albums in the same calendar year. “B.Y.O.B.” (Bring Your Own Bombs) was the first single released from Mezmerize and earned the band a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.




    SIX FEET UNDER: Iconic Death Metal Giants Deafen The Masses With New Single From Crypt Of The Devil Currently Streaming At No Clean Singing




    In just two weeks, iconic death metal giants, SIX FEET UNDER, will unleash the bestial wares of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length via Metal Blade Records. Composed by renowned growl king, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall, the band's eleventh studio recording boasts ten brutalic slabs of audio repugnance and, as a continuation from SIX FEET UNDER's previous works of deviltry, wherein Barnes pens lyrics from the darkest depths of the human condition, is chilling in both sound and concept.


    As Crypt Of The Devil's release day draws near, today No Clean Singing rolls out "Gruesome" for communal huffing noting, "I'm not saying you shouldn't blaze one before listening to 'Gruesome,' as long as you understand the risk of warfare in your brain chemistry - between the part of you that wants to sink into a couch and dial out for a pizza and the part, awakened by this song, that wants to skin your obnoxious neighbor with a lemon peeler and then set him on fire before he bleeds out.Barnes sounds like he's feeling the heat of the blood lust," the popular music portal continues of the track, "the jabbing/drilling riffs are scalpel-sharp and vicious, and there's enough crowbar-to-the-neck groove in the song to plow through the cranium and get stuck in the squishy part. When the band really jam the pedal to the floor in this thing and let loose a flame-throwing guitar solo, it becomes Grade-A mosh meat, too - the song is bound to become a staple in SFU's live shows."


    Get "Gruesome" at THIS LOCATION.


    And you can still sample "Stab," slicing its way through the Decibel airwaves at THIS LOCATION.


    SIX FEET UNDER began as a side project while Barnes - owner of what would become one of the most dominating, groundbreaking and instantly distinguishable voices of the death metal genre - was fronting Cannibal Corpse. SIX FEET UNDER would eventually become a full-fledged entity in 1995 and now stands among the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut appearing on a Billboard chart. Latest offering, Crypt Of The Devil, was recorded at Phil "Landphil" Hall's studio in Virginia. Hall tracked rhythm and bass guitar, while his brother, Josh, tracked drums, and guitarist Brandon Ellis tracked the majority of the album's leads. Barnes took to London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains etc.) in his new homebase in Seattle, Washington to track vocals and in fact holed himself up in the very same booth where Layne Staley captured his words. Mixing was completed by Rob Caldwell (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan etc.) in Sarasota, Florida and mastering was handled by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Torche, Skeletonwitch etc.) at West West Side in New Windsor, New York.


    Crypt Of The Devil will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 5th, 2015. For preorder bundles and a taste of first single, "Open Coffin Orgy," visit: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.


    "If they open a Death Metal Hall of Fame, Chris Barnes should have a wing... This record is another classic by a band that makes more hits than misses. 9/10" - Wicked Channel





      GWAR Extends Their 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q 30th Year Party to a Three Day Weekend of Events Throughout RVA, Aug 14-16 

    As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event!  This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR's torrid history - 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask...Hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon!


    In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year's three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.


    Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event's expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar!

    GWAR's punk, rock, and metal obsessed followers will celebrate the outrageous antics and memories of the band's 30 year history, and enjoy a musical lineup like no other, complete with a rare and highly anticipated performance from the Descendents, Down and The Dickies on THREE stages of devastation alongside breakthrough artists like Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, as well as hometown favorites, RPG to name a few, plus MANY MORE exciting artists to be announced soon.


    Bohabs can receive discounts on weekend lodging through GWAR's partner hotels in Richmond. Information can be found at www.gwarbq.com.

    As always, part of the proceeds of the GWAR-B-Q go to RING DOG RESCUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and preservation of the "Pit Bull type dogs."

    This is a birthday party Bohabs cannot miss... GWAR COMMANDS IT!



    The Decendents

    Dead Earth Politics

    Band's 2015-2016 Global Tour Kicks off April 24
    Band will Headlline the 2015 Mayhem Festival and Play
    Other Headline and Major Outdoor Festival Dates

    LOS ANGELES, CA - (MONDAY, April 20, 2015) - Slayer - bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, and returning drummer Paul Bostaph, along with touring guitarist Gary Holt and producer Terry Date - has completed recording what is one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Slayer's 11th studio album and the band's first new effort since 2011's Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.  The currently untitled album is expected out later this year, and will be released on Slayer's own as yet unnamed label (through Nuclear Blast).

    Slayer will tour extensively to support the new album, headlining this summer's Mayhem Festival as well as playing other major outdoor festivals and several "An Evening With..." Slayer-only concerts.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

    Following Slayer's studio sessions in March 2014 that yielded the track "Implode," offered by the band as a free download, Slayer recorded on and off between September and mid-January at L.A.'s Henson Studios, and is currently mixing the album.  Eleven songs have been recorded, but what will end up on the final track listing is yet to be determined.  Early reports indicate that Slayer fans have a lot to look forward to - the new music is a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightening-fast and heavy-as-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best - the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world.

    "The new songs have that iconic Slayer feel," said Nuclear Blast America's General Manager Gerardo Martinez.  "Tom's vocals are probably the best I've heard in two decades, and Kerry, Paul and Gary are playing their asses of with powerful, intense performances and riffs and beats that are absolutely lethal."

    Fans got a second preview of the new album this past Saturday when another one of the new songs, "When The Stillness Comes," was released as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusive for Record Store Day.

    The new album marks the first time Slayer has worked with producer Terry Date (Slipknot, Soundgarden, Deftones), Bostaph's return to the Slayer recording line-up since 2001's God Hates Us All, and Holt's first appearance on a Slayer album.  It's also the first Slayer album without the presence of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, athough a Hanneman-penned song is on the final track listing.

    According to Araya, "Jeff had always been writing and demoing songs, even up until shortly before he passed.  You can tell by the quality of his songwriting that this was his passion.  There will be a song written by Jeff on the new album.  Everything but the vocals had been completed, so we did the vocals and it's done.  And there are a few more of Jeff's songs that we might record and release in the future."

    "With this new album," added King, "Tom, Paul and I put all of our ideas out on to the table, working in a more collaborative way toward the ultimate heavy outcome.  And I've got to give big props to Gary who played lead on several of the new songs.  I think he got all of his leads done in one day - he's a maniac!"

    Confirmed Slayer tour dates:

    24   Iron City, Birmingham, AL*
    25   Monter Energy Welcome to Rockfille, Metropolitian Park, Jacksonville, FL  
    26   Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA*

     1    Lunatic Luau, Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
     3    Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
    22   Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
    23   Socorro Casino, El Paso, TX*

    13   Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
    16   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
    17   Paramount, Huntington, Long Island NY*
    19   State Theatre, Portland, ME
    20   Amnesia Rock, Montebello, Montreal 

    (Mayhem headline dates):
    26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
    27   San Manual Amphitheatre, San Bernardino, CA
    28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
    30   White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA

     1    Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Boise, ID
     3    Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
     4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
     5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
     7    Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
     8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
    10   Kilpsch Amphitheatre, Indianapolis, IN
    11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
    12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
    15   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON  CANADA
    17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
    18   First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
    19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
    21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
    22   Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion), Gilford, NH
    24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
    25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
    26   Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
    29   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
    31   Whitewater Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX

     1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
     2    Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

    * "An Evening with..." headline dates

    For nearly three decades, Slayer's onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with "Best..." awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!SPINMetal HammerRevolver, and Esquire.  Throughout Slayer's history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who "commercialized" their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.  Slayer's founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer's drummer from '94 - '01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit. Slayer is set to release its 11th studio album later this year.



    Full Length Album, Hope Within Hatred, In Stores Tomorrow April 21



    SHATTERED SUN have released the music video for the pulverizing title track of their debut album, Hope Within Hatred, which will be available everywhere tomorrow.


    Watch “Hope Within Hatred” on VEVO


    SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal elaborated on the experience of shooting their first video, "Filming this video was kind of our first introduction to our new lives.  From the drive to Chicago, the 6AM wake up call, and the efforts of working non-stop for the next 14 hours, the hard work and dedication put into everything is something that's going to shine.  We want to give our fans the best video possible.”


    Hope Within Hatred is a song about overcoming tremendous adversity”, Leal explains.  “We wanted to show people with this video that sometimes the decisions we make can dig us so far down, that it would be easier to give up than fight to get out.  But we can all break through if we want it bad enough.”


    SHATTERED SUN are currently exhibiting their metal madness to crowds across the US as part of the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour”, with Exodus and Testament.  Pre-order the album today.

    See all the SHATTERED SUN tour dates.


    Additional information on SHATTERED SUN:
    “The Ultimatum” Lyric Video

    “Hope Within Hatred” Lyric Video

    Shattered Sun at Victory Records

    Shattered Sun on Facebook

    Shattered Sun on Twitter



    April 17, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Periphery, who are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums, premiere “The Bad Thing” video today via Billboard (http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6531885/periphery-the-bad-thing-video-exclusive).

    Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the DC-based prog-metal outfit’s early 2015 tour.  Drummer Matt Halpern explained to Billboard, “We thought that a live performance for ‘The Bad Thing’ video was a great way to show the intensity of the song, and to show our direct expression of how it makes us feel on stage.”

    Periphery released Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).

    The band was on recent covers of Revolver and Outburn, who said, “Juggernaut… will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.”  Metal Sucks called the releases “full-fledged masterpieces” and Rolling Stone dubbed the albums “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” saying it “features some of the band’s most accessible music.”

    Periphery begins a new round of North American dates on April 25 at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla.  The band joins up with In Flames and All That Remains for a month of dates with stops at Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma interwoven.

    April 26     Jacksonville, FL     Rockville Festival
    April 27     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     Culture Room
    April 28     Tampa, FL     The Ritz Ybor
    April 30     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco *
    May 1     Clarksville, TN     The Warehouse *
    May 2     Charlotte, NC     Carolina Rebellion
    May 3     Huntington, WV     V Club *
    May 4     Richmond, VA     The National
    May 6     Patchogue, NY     The Emporium
    May 7     Sayreville, NJ     Starland Ballroom
    May 8     Hartford, CT     Webster Theater
    May 9     Portland, ME     Port City Music Hall *
    May 10     Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Concert Hall
    May 12     Quebec City, QC     Imperial
    May 13     London, ON     London Music Hall
    May 14     Pittsburgh, PA     Stage AE
    May 15     Buffalo, NY     The Town Ballroom
    May 17     Columbus, OH     Rock on the Range
    May 18     Reading, PA     Reverb
    May 20     Ft. Wayne, IN     Yolo Event Center
    May 21     Joliet, IL     Mojoes
    May 22     Des Moines, IA     Wooly’s
    May 23     Pryor, OK     Rocklahoma

    July 16     Viveiro, Spain     Resurrection Fest

    August 7     Montreal, QC     Heavy Mtl

    * - Periphery headlining date



    SHATTERED SUN Partner 
    with Revolver Magazine to Stream Full Album Hope Within Hatred, In Stores April 21


    Currently on “Dark Roots of Thrash II Tour” Alongside Testament and Exodus

    Appearing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Tickets On Sale Today




    Hope Within Hatred is the debut release from Texas metal heavy-weights SHATTERED SUN.  The band have partnered with Revolver Magazine to let you hear the album all weekend long before it hits the streets this Tuesday, April 21st via Victory Records.  Pre-order the album today.


    Be the first to hear the full album, Hope Within Hatred.


    Currently crushing audiences on the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II” Tour with Testament and Exodus, SHATTERED SUN will bring their blue-collar metal to seas of metalheads all summer long, performing on the Victory Records Stage at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  Tickets as low as $19.99 are on sale now.


    See below for all confirmed tour dates:


    TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Dates:

    4/08/15   House Of Blues - Dallas, TX

    4/10/15   Pop’s – Sauget, IL

    4/11/15   Mojoes – Joliet, IL

    4/12/15   Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

    4/13/15   The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

    4/15/15   Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA

    4/16/15   Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY

    4/17/15   Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

    4/18/15   The Palladium – Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

    4/19/15   The Paramount – Huntington, NY

    4/21/15   Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

    4/22/15   Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

    4/23/15   Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

    4/24/15   The International - Knoxville, TN

    4/26/15   Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    4/28/15   The Filmore - Silver Spring, MD

    4/29/15   The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY

    4/30/15   Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA

    5/02/15   Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH

    5/24/15   AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest




    6/26/15  San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

    6/27/15  San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

    6/28/15  Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

    6/30/15  Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater

    7/1/15  Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

    7/3/15  Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater

    7/4/15  Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

    7/5/15  Denver, CO @ Red Rocks

    7/7/15  Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs

    7/8/15  Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

    7/10/15  Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Klipsch Amphitheater

    7/11/15  Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater

    7/12/15  Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

    7/15/15  Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

    7/17/15  Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center

    7/18/15  Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion

    7/19/15  Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

    7/21/15  Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

    7/22/15  Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)

    7/24/15  Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

    7/25/15  Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

    7/26/15  Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach

    7/29/15  Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

    7/31/15  San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater

    8/1/15  Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    8/2/15  Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater


    * Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.



    Additional information on SHATTERED SUN:
    “The Ultimatum” Lyric Video

    “Hope Within Hatred” Lyric Video

    Shattered Sun at Victory Records

    Shattered Sun on Facebook

    Shattered Sun on Twitter



    April 16th, 2015  - Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, have begun releasing commentary clips from singer Neil Fallon on it’s official Facebook page. “This is the first in a series of clips we will be making public over the next couple of weeks and months” states Fallon.  “In these clips I speak about Clutch songs, both older and younger, and explain my thinking behind the lyrics. The loose theme under which the tracks were picked is myth and mythology. Stay tuned to Clutch’s Facebook page for more of these. As yesterday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death, it seems only appropriate to begin this series with our song, ‘Abraham Lincoln’."

    Clutch will be releasing From Beale Street To Oblivion on vinyl for the first time ever for Record Store Day. This is a limited colored vinyl double LP in a gatefold jacket. The album features Clutch’s best known single "Electric Worry”.

    LP 1
    Side A
    Track 1                  You Can’t Stop Progress 
    Track 2                  Power Player  
    Track 3                  The Devil & Me 
    Track 4                  Rapture Of Riddley Walker  
    Track 5                  Child Of The City 
    Track 6                  Electric Worry 
    Track 7                  One Eye Dollar  

    Side B
    Track 8                  White’s Ferry
    Track 9                  When Vegans Attack   
    Track 10                Opossum Minister  
    Track 11                Black Umbrella  
    Track 12                Mr. Shiny Cadillackness 

    LP 2
    Side C
    Track 1                  Politician (Live at the BBC)   
    Track 2                  Electric Worry (Live at the BBC)  
    Track 3                  One Eye Dollar (Live at the BBC) 
    Track 4                  Mr. Shiny Cadillackness (Live at the BBC)
    Track 5                  Cypress Grove (Live at the BBC)  

    Side D
    Track 6                  The Devil & Me (Live in Australia)
    Track 7                  Child of the City (Live in Australia) 
    Track 8                  You Gonna Wreck My Life (Live in Australia)
    Track 9                  White’s Ferry (Live In Australia)

    Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. 

    Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused:  “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who've been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out  seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase "drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you're gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don't do it at all.”
    Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.  


    The band is currently co-headling THE MISSING LINK TOUR with Mastodon. Tour dates are as follows:


     *Mastodon Closes The Evening.  **Clutch Closes The Evening

    Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN         Myth
    Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre
    Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Events Center (SOLD OUT)
    Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre
    Apr 21 * Calgary, AB         MacEwan Hall
    Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
    Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
    Apr 25 *Portland, OR          Roseland (SOLD OUT)
    Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO (SOLD OUT)
    Apr 28 *Oakland, CA         Fox Theater
    Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium
    Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
    May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
    May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
    May 03 *Denver, CO  Red Rock’s Amphitheatre         
    May 05 *San Antonio, TX  Kapone’s Ballroom
    May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
    May 08 *Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
    May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
    May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
    May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags
    May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
    May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
    May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
    May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues
    May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
    May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
    May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
    May 23  **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall
    May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion


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    Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
    Tim Sult - Guitar
    Dan Maines - Bass
    Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion


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    CANCER BATS Confirms Tour With Danzig And Pennywise


    Canadian hardcore punk metallers, CANCER BATS, who are currently on tour in Europe, are ecstatic to announce their inclusion on a string of North American dates with Danzig and Pennywise this July! The tour will commence July 11th in Pomona, California and run through fourteen cities, coming to a close on July 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Vocalist Liam Cormier commented via e-mail from Switzerland: "Were so excited to be heading out with Danzig and Pennywise! Both bands have been our favorites since we first got into punk and metal so to have a chance to tour with both is like a dream come true! We'll be ripping the pit and headbanging until we puke every night!!"

    CANCER BATS' previously announced performances on June 25th and 26th in Calgary and Edmonton had to be cancelled. Cormier clarifies: "Calgary and Edmonton, I'm so sorry that we have to cancel our upcoming shows in June! You know how much we love you ripping babes and bros and we wouldn't do it if we didn't have good reason. The reason we can't play is because are coming back in July to party with fucking Danzig and Pennywise! It's going to be fuckin amazing! Sorry for June and see you in July!"

    In the meantime, previously released CANCER BATS videos for the "Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake," "Satellites," and "True Zero" are currently streaming now at cancerbats.com. Fans in the US can order copies of Searching For Zero now at metalblade.com/cancerbats.

    CANCER BATS w/ While She Sleeps:

    4/15/2015 Dynamo - Zurich, CH 
    4/16/2015 Batschkapp - Frankfurt, DE 
    4/17/2015 Substage - Karlsruhe, DE 
    4/19/2015 Rockhal - Luxembourg, LU 
    4/20/2015 Petit bain - Paris, FR 
    4/22/2015 The Institute - Birmingham, GB 
    4/23/2015 The Ritz - Manchester, GB 
    4/24/2015 The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA - Norwich, GB
    4/25/2015 Hit the Deck Festival - Bristol, GB 
    4/26/2015 Hit the Deck Festival - Nottingham, GB 
    4/28/2015 University - Newcastle, GB 
    4/29/2015 O2 ABC - Glasgow, GB   4/30/2015 Forum - London, GB 
    5/01/2015 Groezrock Festival - Meerhout, BE 
    w/ Danzig, Pennywise:
    7/11/2015 Fox Theater Pomona - Pomona, CA *no Pennywise
    7/12/2015 Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park - Flagstaff, AZ 
    7/14/2015 Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX

    7/15/2015 Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
    7/17/2015 South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX          
    7/18/2015 Club Brady - Tulsa, OK 
    7/19/2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland - Kansas City, MO 
    7/21/2015 The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO 
    7/24/2015 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB 
    7/25/2015 Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB 
    7/27/2015 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC 
    7/28/2015 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA 
    7/30/2015 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA

    7/31/2015 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV 

    During the summer of 2014, Toronto's CANCER BATS spent several weeks with legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, Glassjaw) at his studio in Venice, California. The Canadian act was pulled out of their normal, more winter-y element to the beaches of California for the tracking of Searching For Zero. Robinson and the band shared a singular vision to create a personal, vibrant album and the results are apparent. In the series of four studio videos, the CANCER BATS -- Liam Cormier, Scott Middleton, Jaye Schwarzer, and Mike Peters -- will share their experiences during tracking, what it was like to work with Robinson and what made this recording session different from their previous records. Jaye Schwarzer stated in one episode, "Let everything that's fake and bullshit fall to the wayside, and you're left with like a raw, open wound." Watch episode 1 now at youtube.com/cancerbatsofficial and pre-order your copy on iTunes!

    The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore punk metal band's fifth studio album, Searching For Zero, features ten tracks that are simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing CANCER BATS compositions to date. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut,Birthing The Giant, and the more metal leanings of 2008's Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010's Mayors Bears Scraps And Bones and 2012's darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is CANCER BATS at their pinnacle - their "True Zero."





    POWERWOLF Release First Part of "The Road to Blessed & Possessed" Series!



    Following the release of the chart topping album "Preachers of the night"POWERWOLFgained many new fans and critical acclaim worldwide,POWERWOLF are back with their the new masterpiece "Blessed & possessed". Today the band has released the first part of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" series giving an insight of the songwriting process. See the video here: https://youtu.be/yTHsjT9r4nE


    POWERWOLF recently finished the mix of their upcoming album Blessed & Possessed at Studio Fredman, with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at the helm of the desk. Jens Bogren laid final touches to the song, mastering the album at Fascination Street.

    "We have just had the pleasure to listen to the mastered album for the very first time" reports Matthew Greywolf. "We're more than proud and satisfied with the result, and yet can hardly believe to have finished this intense production. Both Fredrik Nordström and Jens Bogren did killer jobs giving these songs exactly the sound they need."


    Blessed & Possessed will be released in July via Napalm Records.

    Powerwolf will present Blessed & Possessed live at their "Wolfsnächte Tour 2015":

    04.09.15 DE - Speyer / Halle 101
    05.09.15 DE - Köln / Live Music Hall
    09.09.15 UK - London / 02 Academy Islington
    10.09.15 FR - Paris / Trabendo
    12.09.15 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie
    01.10.15 DE - Bremen / Aladin
    02.10.15 DE - Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
    03.10.15 DE - Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
    22.10.15 DE - Berlin / C-Club
    23.10.15 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
    24.10.15 DE - München / Backstage
    29.10.15 DE - Ravensburg / Oberschwabenhalle
    30.10.15 DE - Geiselwind / Music Hall
    31.10.15 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
    07.11.15 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage

    Tickets: http://www.metaltix.com/index.php?view=artist&id=4809 


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    Mellowtoy Releases "Chain Reaction" Music VIdeo Featuring Cristian Machado Of Ill Nino


    April 9, 2015 - Milan, Italy based Metal / Hardcore band Mellowtoyhave released their "Chain Reaction" music video featuring Cristian Machado of Ill Nino. The track comes from the band's new album entitled "Lies" which is available now through Scarlet Records. "Chain Reaction" is the second music video from "Lies" with their "Visions" music video being released earlier this year.

    Check out Mellowtoy's "Chain Reaction" music video below:

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    The music video for "Chain Reaction" was shot in a grand 14th Century residence in Mantova (near Milan), on one very cold night. We are pretty stoked about the result and how Cristian looks as a ghost moving inside and outside the location. Thanks to Matteo Di Gioia and "The Jack Stupid" staff, we found the perfect way to put Mr. Machado on video, all hand-drawn! It looks absolutely insane. -Matt Massa, Mellowtoy

    Buy Mellowtoy's new album Lies HERE.

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    Mellowtoy "Lies" (Out Now)

    About Mellowtoy:

    For their 4th full-length album, MELLOWTOY are set to break the doors down by dropping their incredible new album entitled Lies'. Produced by Marco Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil), Mixed by Kyle Hoffman (P.O.DLacuna CoilBushZebrahead) and Mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (NirvanaMetallicaPantera,DeftonesLimp Bizkit) the band has worked with some of the industry’s leading names to ensure that Lies creates a powerful statement of musical intent that is set to shake up the current rock/metal scene. Special guests appearing on the album include bothCristian Machado of Ill Nino (providing guest vocals on “Chain Reaction”) and Paolo Colavolpe from the band Destrage (guest vocals on “Bright New World”).

    Having toured several times within their native Italy and throughout Europe with renowned international acts like Papa RoachDisturbed,Stone SourIll NinoAlter BridgeHIM, & Fear Factory, this 6-piece Metal/Rock band looks set to hit everyone with their unique wave of sound.

    Emiliano Camellini - Vocals 
    Matt Massa – Vocals (Scream / Growl) 
    Titta Morganti - Guitar 
    Diego Cavallotti - Guitar 
    Teo Camellini - Drums 
    Alessandro Piccinelli - Bass


    COAL CHAMBER Premiere Lyric Video For "Suffer in Silence"
    Featuring Al Jourgenson on Metal Injection!


    New Album  
    Rivals Out May 19th on Napalm Records


    After wrapping up their first North American tour in support of their new album RivalsCOAL CHAMBER are ready to unleash another song from the new album.  Today the band premieres the track "Suffer in Silence" which features guest vocals by Ministry front man Al Jourgensen.  Check out the lyric video courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.


    Dez Fafara on "Suffer in Silence" and working with Al Jourgensen:


    "Al has been a close friend for many years, he's a legend, and literally was the only guy I asked to be a guest on this record.  He came over to the house, we had BBQ a hell of a lot of wine then I had the pleasure of watching him in my home studio do what he does!  I fucking love this song so jam it loud!"


    COAL CHAMBER will release their new album Rivals on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records.  This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years.  With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all.  They picked up right where they left off and have delivered what some may consider their best work to date.  Pre-orders for Rivals in special bundles packages including a CD/DVD, LP (Limited to 1,000 Purple LP's), T-Shirt, beanie and wristbands are available HERE.


    The first single from Rivals entitled "I.O.U. Nothing" can be streamed HERE.  The title track title track "Rivals" is available for streaming HERE.


    While their implosion 12 years ago left a morass of questions and conjecture about what could have been, the members of COAL CHAMBER aren't into dwelling on their past right now. Why the fuck should they? With Rivals, they've written a new, emboldened chapter in their storied career, delivering beatdown riffage, lyrical diatribes and alluring sonic vistas the realm of heavy music can always use to move that culture forward. The return of COAL CHAMBER is marked by two mindsets. The first signifies a celebration of friends who have experienced a greater clarity about them to want to come together in a practice space again. The other mindset posits that they had a case of unfinished business they needed to take care of with bold strokes, lead-pipe cruelty and aural finesse.



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    Everlit Releases Lyric Video For New Single "A Phoenix Will Rise" From Upcoming EP


    April 7, 2015 - Philadelphia based Hard Rock band Everlit has released the lryic video for their new single "A Phoenix Will Rise", off of their upcoming EP, due out on June 20th. The band will be playing their EP release show at Bull Shooters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the full band lineup for the show will be announced soon.

    Check out Everlit's "A Phoenix Will Rise" official lyric video below:


    We're excited that A Phoenix Will Rise was the first song we got to share with everyone. It's a story about where we came from but it's also intended for our fans who have or need to overcome things in their own lives. - Ryan Panfil (Everlit)

    Purchase Everlit's "A Phoenix Will Rise" HERE!

    Follow Everlit:

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    IDES OF GEMINI Forced To Sit Out New York City Shows


    [art by Kristina Collantes]

    Due to a medical injury sustained by drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, West Coast sound enigmas,
    IDES OF GEMINI -- who are currently in the midst of a tour with acclaimed indie rock unit, the Mountain Goats -- are unable to play their forthcoming New York shows.


    In an official band statement: "Due to Kelly's injury, we will be unable to play the scheduled NYC shows with the Mountain Goats at Webster Hall (tonight) and the City Winery (Saturday and Sunday), as well as our scheduled headlining show at Saint Vitus Friday with Kosmodemonic and Steve Brodsky. With a few days of rest and a little luck, we're hoping we can rejoin the Mountain Goats tour in Philadelphia on Monday night."


    IDES OF GEMINI: w/ Mountain Goats [remaining dates]:
    4/13/2015 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
    4/14/2015 House of Blues - Boston, MA
    4/16/2015 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
    4/17/2015 Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
    4/18/2015 Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
    4/19/2015 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
    4/21/2015 Headliners - Louisville, KY
    4/22/2015 Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
    4/23/2015 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA

    4/24/2015 Wunderkammer Art Gallery - Fort Wayne, IN
    4/26/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
    4/27/2015 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
    4/28/2015 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT


    IDES OF GEMINI features drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, guitarist J. Bennett, and singer/bassist Sera Timms also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare. The trio is currently on tour supporting their lauded, Chris Rakestraw (Danzig)-produced Old World New Wave full-length released in September via Neurot Recordings and will unleash a special, limited editionCathage/Strange Fruit seven-inch via Magic Bullet Records on April 18th, 2015 in honor of Record Store Day. The seven-inch is currently available for preorder on limited black and clear wax at THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals visit Magic Bullet's BandCamp page HERE or iTunes HERE.





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    Doyle (Featuring Legenday Ex-Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) Announces Headline Tour Dates WIth Special Guest HEAVYGRINDER


    April 9, 2015 - Doyle (featuring legenday ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) have announced their next batch of headline dates with HEAVYGRINDER offering support. This leg of the "Abominator Tour 2015" kicks off on April 21st in Midland, Texas working its way from the south to the east coast wrapping up on May 3rd in Brooklyn, New York.

    Doyle Abominator Tour 2015 Headline Dates:

    April 21 - Blue Max - Midland, TX 
    April 22 - Red 7 - Austin, TX 
    April 23 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX 
    April 24 - Diablo Music Fest - San Antonio, TX 
    April 25 - Jake's - Lubbock, TX 
    April 26 - Three Links - Dallas, TX 
    April 29 - The Warehouse - Clarksville, TN 
    May 01 - The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY 
    May 02 - V Club - Huntington, WV 
    May 03 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY

    Ticket & show info can be found HERE.

    Follow Doyle:

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    EX-Misfit guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein breaks new ground with His first Solo Record as “DOYLE”

    Released on Doyle's own label, Monsterman RecordsAbominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of horrorpunk tinged metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create. Doyle's first band, the infamous Glenn Danzig-fronted Misfits, helped create the genre of speed/thrash metal with their last album, 1983's Earth AD/Wolf's Blood- in fact, the record has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album's songs, not the least of which being Metallica.Abominator is not the sound of some punk guitarist gone metal- it's the roaring return of one of extreme metal's original architects to his bloodsplattered drawing board.

    Recording both guitar and bass tracks for the album, the unmistakable sound of Doyle's signature Annihilator guitar cuts through on every tune, starting with the snarling opening title track “Abominator" fans of the Misfits will recognize it right away. But the guitar tracks rip through the record with much heavier metallic force than his previous bands's recordings - in short it's the sound he's been trying to capture all along, and it's positively malevolent.! While the horror punk vibe of The Misfits does permeate the album (as it should), the guitar work on Abominator is more technical (and far meatier) than your average punk rock record! With guitar, bass, and drums laid down (live show bass duty is handled by fellow Jersey native, "Left Hand" Graham), the vocals forAbominator claw their way out of an unlikely locale- the American Deep South. Coming from a legendary band of almost mythological proportions, and having first worked with one of punk and metal's most talented and respected vocalists (the infamous Glenn Danzig), Doyle's new project would need a singer with brass balls, cast-iron pipes, a suitably twisted mind, and his own vocal delivery style. Enter Alabama's Alex Story of Cancerslug, a Southern fiend who more than meets all of the afore-mentioned qualifications. His sand-blasted scream opens the record, and the evil doesn't relent until the ending growl of "Hope Hell Is Warm", the album's defiant closer. The man can scream and sing, and employs both styles to great effect, switching seamlessly from raw-throated roars to rough-edged, yet melodic, horror punk-style clean vocals.

    With the release of Abominator, Doyle and company are set to hit the road and bring the monster to life on stages far and wide. Anyone who has seen Doyle play classic Misfits songs on tour with Danzig over the last few years already knows what an imposing stage presence he has- in truth, imposing isn't a strong enough word to describe this behemoth of a man. He's actually pretty damn terrifying, and the horror- punk aesthetic he helped create has been maintained through the years, from the skull white face and wicked devil lock to his massive bloody hands- that's real blood, by the way. Watching Doyle hammer such heavy tones out of a guitar, one wonders how the damn thing is going to make it through just one song, much less an entire set. With an absolutely vicious new album of songs, a wild-eyed wolf- man of a singer, a ghoulish jackhammer on the drums, a road-tested bassist, and a really loud blood-soaked guitar rig, Doyle will be destroying a venue near you soon. "It's time to hit the road for real and take this as far as it will go. We're fucking ready" he says. And what can fans expect at a Doyle show?

    To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves 'What the fuck just happened to me?!?”…! ! 
    Loud, aggressive, and technically proficient, Doyle and crew are set to show the world how true horror metal sounds today.

    So crank up Abominator until your speakers blow, check out Doyle on tour soon, and let the beatings begin. Hail horror!

    Witten by : RANDY BLYTH “Lamb of God


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    SHATTERED SUN "Hope Within Hatred" Guitar Demo via GuitarWorld.com



    Pre-Order New Album Hope Within Hatred Now via Victory Records



    Shattered Sun – Hope Within Hatred Guitar Demo at Guitar World


    Today, Guitar World is hosting an exclusive guitar demonstration for SHATTERED SUN’s “Hope Within Hatred”. Learn to play along with guitarists Daniel Trejo and Jessie Santos as they shred through their new single from their new album, Hope Within Hatred


    Pre-order packages for Hope Within Hatred are available now at VictoryMerch.comHope Within Hatred will be in-stores and available digitally on April 21st, 2015. The single “Hope Within Hatred” is available at iTunesAmazon MusicSpotify and wherever digital music is sold. 

    Watch “Hope Within Hatred” Guitar Demo 

    Pre-Order Hope Within Hatred


    SHATTERED SUN is on tour North America right now with the “Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour” performing alongside heavy metal greats TESTAMENT and EXODUS. See below for all confirmed tour dates!


    TESTAMENT, EXODUS and SHATTERED SUN “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Dates:

    4/08/15   House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

    4/10/15   Pop’s – Sauget, IL

    4/11/15   Mojoes – Joliet, IL

    4/12/15   Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

    4/13/15   The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

    4/15/15   Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA

    4/16/15   Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY

    4/17/15   Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

    4/18/15   The Palladium – Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

    4/19/15   The Paramount – Huntington, NY

    4/21/15   Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

    4/22/15   Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

    4/23/15   Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

    4/24/15   The International - Knoxville, TN

    4/26/15   Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    4/28/15   The Filmore - Silver Spring, MD

    4/29/15   The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY

    4/30/15   Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA

    5/02/15   Bogart’s - Cincinnati, OH

    5/24/15   AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest

    Additional information on SHATTERED SUN:

    “Hope Within Hatred” Lyric Video

    “The Ultimatum” Lyric Video

    Shattered Sun at Victory Records

    Shattered Sun on Facebook

    Shattered Sun on Twitter




    “BLUE ARMY TOUR 2015”


    With AEROSMITH set for another massive summer tour, the iconic and pioneering band has one more reason to celebrate in 2015: the 40th anniversary of the release of their landmark albumTOYS IN THE ATTIC.  Released April 8, 1975 , the album was AEROSMITH’s third release, becoming an eight-time platinum album and yielding such immortal tracks as “Walk This Way” and“Sweet Emotion.

    support for the album included: 

    Gordon Fletcher’s Rolling Stone album review (7/31/1975) noted: “a five-piece Boston hard-rock band with almost unlimited potential…Aerosmith can be very good…and material like ‘Walk This Way,’ ‘Sweet Emotion’ and the title cut adequately proves this…” 

    Robert Christgau gave the album a B+ review for Consumer Guide saying, “These boys are learning a trade in record time…Tyler has a gift for the dirty line as well as the dirty look--anybody who can hook a song called ‘Adam's Apple’ around the phrase ‘love at first bite’ deserves to rehabilitate a blue blues like ‘Big Ten Inch Record.’” 

    All Music Guide’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine added: “The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like ‘Walk This Way,’ ‘Toys in the Attic”…but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues ‘Big Ten Inch Record,’ Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughoutToys in the Attic , whether it's the teenage heavy petting of ‘Walk This Way,’ the promiscuous ‘Sweet Emotion,’ or the double-entendres of ‘Uncle Salty’ and ‘Adam's Apple.’ The rest of Aerosmith, led by Perry's dirty, exaggerated riffing, provide an appropriately greasy backing. Before Toys in the Attic, no other hard rock band sounded like this…Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.” 

    Highlights from a  VH1.COM (4/7/15) piece entitled “‘Toys in the Attic’ Turns 40: Ranking The Songs On Aerosmith’s Classic Album,” include:  “You See Me Crying,” on which “rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford…cascades luscious licks atop the song’s crescendo, turning its closing moments--as well as the album’s--into a breathless rush of, indeed, sweet emotion.”  On “Round and Round,” Joey Kramer’s “initial climbing drums that collapse into a cosmic stomp,” while “‘Sweet Emotion’ seems to float up out of a desert heat-storm, powered by Tom Hamilton’s looping bass-line…” And on “Walk This Way”:  “Joey Kramer’s stuttering kick-off drumbeats on ‘Walk This Way’ blow open a path for Joe Perry’s guitar riff, which is arguably his most famous and inarguably one of the most perfect in all of rock.” The title track is “a tsunami of [Whitford’s] guitar and [Kramer’s] drums and [Hamilton’s] bass that somehow go backward and forward at the same time.”

    Beyond the critical acclaim TOYS IN THE ATTIC generated, musicians have honored the work--which reached #11 on the Billboard album charts--by covering a variety of the album’s tracks.  Most notably, “Walk This Way,” 1986 Billboard Top 4 single collaboration with Run–D.M.C. and a pivotal song in the burgeoning rock-rap genre, featured TYLER (on co-lead vocals) and PERRY(guitar).  The track went on to become an international hit and earned both groups a Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap-Single (1987).  In 1999, AEROSMITH and Run–D.M.C. teamed up again to perform the song, this time with Kid Rock at the MTV Video Music Awards.  A few years later,AEROSMITH again performed the song--accompanied by NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige,and Nelly--to an international viewing audience as part of the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show (January 2001). Additional accolades for “Walk This Way” include inclusions in: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and RollRolling Stone ranked the original version of "Walk This Way" at #346 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, while the version with Run–D.M.C. is ranked at #293"VH1: 100 Greatest Rock Songs" included "Walk This Way" at #35 (2000); Q magazine placed it at #23 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks (2005)Rolling Stone ranked the original version of "Walk This Way" at #34 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time (2008)VH1's "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs" included "Walk This Way" at #8 and VH1 ranked the version with Run–D.M.C. at #4 onVH1 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs (2009).

    Other recorded covers from TOYS IN THE ATTIC include R.E.M.’s 1986 version of “Toys in the Attic," a B-side to "Fall on Me”; the track also appears on the band’s Dead Letter Office, as well as the 1993 reissue of Life’s Rich PageantThe String Cheese Incident’s take on "Walk This Way"appears on the jam/bluegrass band’s 1997 self-titled live album A String Cheese Incident; and Boston ska band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones included “Sweet Emotion” on their EP Where'd You Go?   Other cover versions include Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, The Answer, Warrant and Ratt on“Sweet Emotion”; Velvet Revolver on "No More No More"; and Sum 41 along with rappers Ja Rule and Nelly on "Walk This Way.” 

    Up next for AEROSMITH, beginning June 13, the band will return to the road with their “Blue Army Tour 2015.” The trek will take the band’s all original members--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford--to 15 cities before concluding in Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, August 4. Immediately following the tour, AEROSMITH will perform onFriday, August 7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert--part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival--will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of theEnshrinement for the Class of 2015.


    For more information, check out the following sites:




    LIGHTNING BOLT: Legendary Noisemakers Premiere New Video On Adult Swim; US Tour to Commence Next Week



    Long-running noise duo, LIGHTNING BOLT, recently dropped the forbidden bounty of their long-anticipated new full-length, Fantasy Empire, upon the masses. Released last month, the band's sixth album - and first in six years - is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey.


    Crowned, "a straight-up face-ripper," by Stereogum, who further champions the pair's, "grainy assaultive spree of riffs and drum-spazzouts," Fantasy Empire sounds like LIGHTNING BOLTdrummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before. "Fantasy Empire packs every second of its forty-eight minutes with what essentially sounds like a rabid baboon trapped inside a transistor that's being tumble-dried alongside an anvil and an amp," determines Steel For Brains. While Spin applauds the record's extreme, through meticulously executed variation. "Fantasy Empire equally splits its time between the physical and metaphysical. It belongs as much in a musty basement as it does in an art gallery. Listen to the crack of Chippendale's snare against Gibson's bass on a cosmic level, or get in the pit and try to love someone; Fantasy Empire cuts both ways and leaves you bloody.Adds NPR, "Listening is akin to the scene in The Wizard Of Oz where a sepia tone gives way to Technicolor; it opens up new vistas to the sound, while giving the band an opportunity to exhibit more involved musicianship. It's less a blur and more a detailed map of planned aggression."


    Commemorating its release and serving as a precursor to their forthcoming live assault, LIGHTNING BOLT is pleased to unveil the official new video for first single, "The Metal East." Created by New York City-based animator and illustrator Lale Westvind, the trippy, delightfully kaleidoscopic clip initially premiered during Adult Swim Sunday night and is currently traumatizing eyes at THIS LOCATION.


    LIGHTNING BOLT will embark upon an epic US tour next week supporting the devouring sounds ofFantasy Empire. Set to commence on April 15th in Buffalo, the pair will trounce twenty-nine cities on a cross country live invasion with the concluding show to take place on May 17th in Cambridge. Team LIGHTNING BOLT will be joined by Canadian noise rock unit METZ, as well as New York black metal collective, Liturgy, on select dates.


    4/15/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ METZ
    4/16/2015 Double Happiness - Columbus, OH w/ METZ
    4/17/2015 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH w/ METZ
    4/18/2015 The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI w/ METZ
    4/19/2015 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
    4/20/2015 Turf Club - Saint Paul, MN
    4/21/2015 The Luminary Center for the Arts - St. Louis, MO
    4/22/2015 Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS
    4/24/2015 GLOB - Denver, CO
    4/25/2015 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
    4/27/2015 The Shredder - Boise, ID
    4/28/2015 Neumos - Seattle, WA w/ Liturgy
    4/29/2015 Dantes - Portland, OR w/ Liturgy
    5/01/2015 The Chapel - San Francisco , CA w/ Liturgy
    5/02/2015 Leo's - Oakland, CA w/ Liturgy
    5/03/2015 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Liturgy
    5/04/2015 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA w/ Liturgy
    5/05/2015 Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Liturgy
    5/06/2015 Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
    5/08/2015 Austin Psych Fest - Austin, TX
    5/09/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
    5/10/2015 Mammal Gallery - Atlanta, GA
    5/11/2015 Kings - Raleigh, NC
    5/12/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
    5/13/2015 Floristree - Baltimore, MD
    5/14/2015 First Unitarian church - Philadelphia, PA
    5/15/2015 The Wick - Brooklyn, NY
    5/16/2015 Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
    5/17/2015 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA


    Fantasy Empire is out now on Thrill Jockey. In addition to standard formats, Thrill Jockey is offering a limited pressing of 300 deluxe double LP versions on black-and-white swirl vinyl. To order yours, scroll on over to THIS LOCATION.



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    Video Preview of Heavy Metal Art Book ...And Justice For Art Released

    Foreword by MORBID ANGEL’s David Vincent 

    Out April 15, 2015 – Pre-Order via Big Cartel




    A stunning video preview of “…And Justice For Art” book has been released. Pre-orders for limited second edition are now available.

    According to Morbid Angel’s legendary bassist/vocalist, David Vincent, the book ...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers is set to become “a historical document about the importance of Metal album covers.” This volume is a one-of-a-kind collection of stories that recount for the first time, all the particulars behind the making of artworks as iconic as SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", MORBID ANGEL's "Blessed Are The Sick", METALLICA's "…And Justice For All",MOTORHEAD’s “Orgasmatron”, DEATH's "Symbolic",  ANTHRAX’s “Among The Living”, CARCASS' "Heartwork", TESTAMENT's "Dark Roots Of Earth", OPETH's "Heritage", AT THE GATES “Slaughter Of The Soul,” VAN HALEN’s “1984” and many others. 

                            Watch a detailed video preview of the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjHdQGDkunQ

    The book is officially available on April 15. Amazingly, the pre-sales for the first edition sold out in less than 10 days. Because of this, author Ramon ‘Oscuro’ Martos (who writes for MetalUnderground.com, This Is Metal Magazine, and PureGrainAudio.com, etc.) and co-publisher, Dark Canvas, decided to launch a second edition of 300 additional copies that are now available for pre-order via Big Cartel at:  http://andjusticeforart.bigcartel.com/product/and-justice-for-art-stories-about-heavy-metal-album-covers

    Martos spent more than three years researching and interviewing more than 100 established and underground Metal bands for the book as well as renowned visual artists like Travis Smith, Eliran Kantor, Paul Raymond Gregory, Arik Roper, and Joe Petagno, among others.

    The book’s foreword was written by Morbid Angel’s David Vincent. It features more than 400 graphics (some of them never seen before) and 264 glossy, color pages. It was printed thanks to a successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign that Martos launched last year raising 236% of its original goal. And Justice For Art is also scheduled to be one of the main attractions of the Rock & Metal Gallery at the UK’s famous Bloodstock Open Air in August 2015.

    Several personalities of the Metal scene have already given praises to the book. For example, Cattle Decapitation’s vocalist, Travis Ryan, affirmed that this volume is “exactly what the music world needs to remind us all just how important album covers have been to all of us that grew up surrounding ourselves with physical media.” Obituary’s drummer, Donald Tardy, declared: “I think this book will help to keep alive all these artworks.” In addition, While Heaven Wepts’s guitarist, Tom Phillips, commented that “And Justice For Art delves far deeper into the behind-the-scenes stories than any other art books that I’m aware of. I have no doubt it will become an important document for musicologists in years to come.”






    For more details visit www.andjusticeforart.com. You can also visit the book’s official Facebook community or contact andjusticeforart@gmail.com.



    GOATWHORE Announces North American Headlining Dates With Support From
    Ringworm, Black Breath, And Theories



    Today, Louisiana's GOATWHORE announces a North American headlining tour in support of their critically-lauded full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless. Following a stretch of one-off dates in Mississippi, Florida and Texas in May, the journey will officially commence in June at FreePress Summer Festival in Houston, Texas. The cross-country run will trample its way through thirty-four cities, drawing to a close on July 12th in Atlanta, Georgia. Support will come from Ringworm, Black Breath and labelmates, Theories. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, April 10th. Fans can find ticket info for their city at http://bit.ly/GWdates. The lengthy march follows GOATWHORE's extremely successful Australian run last month, and their stomp across Europe, currently underway.


    GOATWHORE w/ Skeletonwitch, Mortals [remaining dates]:
    4/08/2015 Bastard Club - Osnabruck, DE
    4/09/2015 013- Tilburg, NL
    4/11/2015 Sound Control  - Manchester, UK
    4/12/2015 Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, IE
    4/13/2015 Ivory Blacks  - Glasgow, UK
    4/14/2015 The Oobleck  - Birmingham, UK
    4/15/2015 Corporation - Sheffield, UK
    4/16/2015 Underworld - London, UK
    4/17/2015 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
    4/18/2015 Underground - Koln, DE
    4/19/2015 Covent Garden - Paris, FR
    4/20/2015 La Nef - Angouleme, FR
    4/21/2015  Sala Lemon  - Madrid, ES
    4/22/2015 Sala Razz 3  - Barcelona, ES
    4/23/2015 MJC O Totem - Lyon, FR
    4/24/2015 Dynamo/Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
    4/25/2015 Lo Fi - Milan, IT
    4/26/2015 Traffic Live - Rome, IT
    4/27/2015 p.m.k. - Innsbruck, AT
    4/28/2015 Backstage - Munchen, DE
    4/29/2015 Conne Island  - Leipzig, DE
    4/30/2015  Magnet - Berlin, DE
    5/01/2015  Arena - Wien, AT
    5/02/2015 Exit-us - Prague, CR


    5/08/2015 The Tavern - Hattiesburg, MS 
    5/09/2015 Crowbar - Metal for the Military Show - Tampa, FL

    5/10/2015 Grand Central - Miami, FL
    5/22/2015 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
    6/06/2015 FreePress Summer Festival 2015 - Houston, TX 
    w/ Ringworm, Theories:  

    6/07/2015 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
    w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories:  

    6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 - Austin, TX 
    6/09/2015 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
    6/10/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
    6/11/2015 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
    6/12/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
    6/13/2015 Stummer's - Fresno, CA
    6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
    6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
    6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
    6/17/2015 Duffy's Hangar - Salem, OR
    6/18/2015 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
    6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
    6/20/2015 Level Upstairs - Kelowna, BC
    6/21/2015 Dickens Pub - Calgary, AB
    6/22/2015 The Starlite - Edmonton, AB
    6/23/2015 O'Brian's Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
    6/24/2015 The Exchange - Regina, SK
    6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
    6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
    6/27/2015 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
    6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. - Detroit, MI
    6/29/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
    6/30/2015 The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
    7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
    7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
    7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
    7/04/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
    7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
    7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
    7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box - Philadelphia, PA
    7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.
    7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
    7/12/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA


    GOATWHORE's devouring Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length was unleashed last July via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the record hit the #21 spot on Billboard's Rock Chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Chart, #13 on the Independent Chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.





    COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Launches Inaugural “Battle of the Bands” Competition


    UNSIGNED BANDS – This is Your Chance to Win Year-Long Booking Agency & Record Deals + Prizes from Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amplifiers, Vic Firth and More


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    COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is announcing their first-ever official “Battle of the Bands”, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry! Additional prizes will include a Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a Management Deal through Street Smart Management, COLDCOCK Whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a Sponsorship deal with KRANK Amplifiers, custom REMO Drumheads, Miktek Microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more. This unique “Battle of the Bands” contest is designed to actively give up-and-coming artists hands-on experience with representing themselves professionally in the industry.



    Rock, hard rock and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to http://battle.coldcockwhiskey.com


    The contest takes place from May 1, 2015 until August 31, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.


    “COLDCOCK Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting COLDCOCK Whiskey to their fans!” states COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler.  “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”


    Judges include:

    John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Tour)

    Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour)

    Sam Bettley of Asking Alexandria

    Yesod Williams of Pepper

    Chris Linck of Attila

    Dan Jacobs of Atreyu

    CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool

    Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob

    Don Jamieson (comedian and co-host of VH1’s “That Metal Show”)

    Shannon Gunz of Sirius XM

    Don Robertson of Street Smart Management

    Tony Couch of Indegoot Management

    Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR

    Chad Vogelsong of Monster Products

    Ryan Harlacher of Creative Artist Agency

    Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services Unlimited



    One (1) Year long booking deal with a Major Booking Agency

    Record Deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records

    Management Deal with Street Smart Management

    Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

    A PR Prize Pack including press releases, media placements, music servicing and more from Adrenaline PR

    A One Year Endorsement Deal with KRANK Amplifiers

    Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

    Monster Products prize package
    50 Pair of custom branded Vic Firth sticks along with other accessories

    Custom REMO Drumheads

    A One Year Endorsement Deal with Miktek Microphones


    One Finalist Band will receive:

    Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

    Custom COLDCOCK Whiskey Schecter Guitar

    Krank Amplifier REV+ 4x12 half stack, 100 watt head and a 4x12 cab

    Monster Products prize package

    12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of players choice along with accessories

    Custom REMO Drumheads


    Three Runner Up Bands will receive:

    Official Sponsorship with COLDCOCK Whiskey

    Monster Products prize package

    12 pair of Vic Firth sticks of choice



    See what our judges have to say about the COLDCOCK Battle of the Bands!



    "Stoked to be judging the COLDCOCK Whiskey battle of the bands! I've been working closely with them for over a year now and they are the best! Not to mention they have THE best tasting whiskey... Just sayin’."



    "Any time I get a chance to back Rick and Adam, while supporting music and new bands - I'm in!"



    "This is such a great opportunity for bands to have a genuine chance at a shot in the limelight which is such an incredible dream for me to be a part of.”



    "Absolutely frothing for this battle! Any time spent on discovering new music is time well spent, honored to be involved! Yeeeeeew!"



    “Totally pumped to be a judge for the very first National COLDCOCK Whiskey Battle Of The Bands.  A great brand bringing you great bands!”



    “I believe in the Zeiler Family, and I have seen what they have done for the music scene. The support that they give to artists is tried and true and I’ve seen the results, which is why so many big names are attached to their brand. COLDCOCK helps artists grow exponentially, so anything that involves COLDCOCK Whiskey or the Zeiler family – I’ll get behind it any day of the year!”



    “I love that COLDCOCK is finally ready to have a battle of the bands contest and I couldn’t be more excited about being a part of the event! Finding new artists and helping push them to the next level is one of the most rewarding things about my job. We will find some rad bands, I look forward to being a judge and finding the winner of the National COLDCOCK Whiskey Battle of the Bands!"


    Don’t miss out - sign up now for your chance to win these great prizes!


    For further information on this contest, go to http://battle.coldcockwhiskey.com


    SIX FEET UNDER Premieres New Canticle Of Chaos At Decibel
    Crypt Of The Devil To Drop Next Month Via Metal Blade Records 



    Crypt Of The Devil is the impending new full-length from long-running death metal miscreants, SIX FEET UNDERComposed by legendary vocalist Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall, the band's eleventh studio recording boasts ten murderous slabs of audio repugnance. A continuation from SIX FEET UNDER's previous works of deviousness, wherein Barnes pens lyrics from the darkest point of the human condition, Crypt Of The Devil is punishing in both sound and concept.


    As a precursor to its official unveiling via Metal Blade Records next month, today Decibel Magazine premieres seventh sadistic crusher, "Stab," now slicing its way through the airwaves at THIS LOCATION.


    Crypt Of The Devil was captured at Phil Hall's studio in Virginia. Hall tracked rhythm and bass guitar, while his brother, Josh Hall, tracked drums, and guitarist Brandon Ellis tracked the majority of the album's leads. Barnes took to London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains etc.) in his new base of operations in Seattle, Washington to record vocals and in fact holed himself up in the very same booth where Layne Staley tracked his words. Mixing was completed by Rob Caldwell (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan etc.) in Sarasota, Florida and mastering was handled by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Torche, Skeletonwitch etc.) at West West Side in New Windsor, New York. Crypt Of The Devil stands as a truly collaborative and cross-country effort from a selection of today's finest metal minds, and the result is a refreshing yet instinctively brutal SIX FEET UNDER experience.


    SIX FEET UNDER is currently terrorizing Europe headlining HateFest Tour 2015 with support from Marduk, Vader and Hate, with North American live invasions to be announced in the coming weeks.


    SIX FEET UNDER wMardukVaderHate [remaining dates]:
    4/07/2015 Club Vaudeville - Lindau, DE
    4/08/2015 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
    4/09/2015 Markthalle - Hamburg, DE
    4/10/2015 Musichall - Geiselwind, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery
    4/11/2015 Backstage - München, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery
    4/12/2015 Postbahnhof - Berlin, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery


    SIX FEET UNDER began as a side project while Barnes - owner of what would become one of the most dominating, groundbreaking and instantly distinguishable voices of the death metal genre - was fronting Cannibal Corpse. SIX FEET UNDER would eventually become a full-fledged entity in 1995 and now stands among the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut appearing on a Billboard chart.


    Crypt Of The Devil will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 5th, 2015 and includes the outstanding cover art of Mike Hrubovcak (Aurora Borealis, Sinister, Exhumed, XXX Maniak, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder et al). For preorder bundles and a taste of first single, "Open Coffin Orgy," visitmetalblade.com/sixfeetunder.








    The critically acclaimed JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE--an unforgettable night of rock n’ roll featuring the blues-rock of Led Zeppelin--will return this spring for a month-long U.S. concert tour beginning Sunday, May 3 in Hollywood, FL and wrapping up on Sunday, May 31 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

    JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE--described as “a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen” (Classic Rock Revisited, 11/2010)--celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The new show will encompass the band’s albums including their 1969 debut Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II  (also released in 1969) and many more Led Zeppelin favorites from the canon including Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti  as well as hits and deep cuts (see a partial set list below). In the cities where there are back-to-back nights, the show set lists will be completely different (see all dates below).

    "Good Times Bad Times"              
    "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"        
    "Dazed and Confused"                   
    "Your Time Is Gonna Come"                     
    "Communication Breakdown"       
    "I Can't Quit You Baby"      
    "How Many More Times"  
    "Whole Lotta Love"             
    "What Is and What Should Never Be"  
    "The Lemon Song"              
    "Thank You"                         
    "Ramble On"            
    "Moby Dick"             
    "Bring It On Home"             
    “In The Evening”
    “10 Years Gone”
     “Trampled Under Foot”
    “Immigrant Song”
    “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
    “Black Dog”
    “Rock N’ Roll”
    “When the Levee Breaks”
     “Going To California” 

    The last 18 months of JASON BONHAM’s life have been a whirlwind. He won a Grammy Award (“Best Rock Album,” Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day), performed for President Obama--when Led Zeppelin received the Kennedy Center Honors--worked with Phil Collins, joined The Circle with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony,recorded an album with California Breed alongside Glenn Hughes. Bonham also recorded an entire drum library for the legendary film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer and became part of a who's who of drumming drum orchestra for Hans Zimmer while recording the soundtrack to his film Man of Steel.

    “After the release of Celebration Day in 2012, suddenly a lot of people who had never heard me play before started to call me and ask if I could play drums for them, and then to win a Grammy for my performance, wow,” explainsJASON BONHAM. “One of those people was Hans Zimmer whom I am a huge fan of. In my work with Hans, we’ve painstakingly created an entire drum library.” JASON adds, “It’s been about a year since we last went out with the band and I’m excited to bring the Led Zeppelin Experience back out on the road with a new energy and a diverse set list. This time around we are doing more album work and including a lot of songs that Led Zeppelin never played live before. We have a few cities where we’ll do two consecutive nights. The second night will be different from the first night; therefore, if you come both nights, you won’t be disappointed. There will be giant screens with home movies and we are bringing back the ‘Moby Dick’ duet as I know it was missed on our last run. See you in May. JB”

    JASON BONHAM on drums,
    TONY CATANIA on guitar,
    ALEX HOWLAND on keyboards/ guitars,
    JAMES DYLAN on vocals

    JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIECE has thrilled both audiences and critics alike. Below is a sample of the critical reaction for the show:

    A Whole Lotta Love: Jason Bonham Plays Zeppelin Hits in Honor of ‘Bonzo’…
    “…the night–which went the distance from "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You’ and ‘The Lemon Song’ to ‘The Ocean’ and ‘Kashmir’is mostly about his dad's titanic presence in that music and the giant absence created by his death. ‘Thank You’ came with more home movies, while Jason, a keen student of Zeppelin concert bootlegs, revived and built on his father's live improvisations in ‘How Many More Times’ and the extended closing turbulence of ‘Dazed and Confused.’…In this show, he [Jason] gets to have Bonzo in the house every night–a reunion, at last, of father and son.

    --David Fricke, ROLLING STONE (9/2010)

    “…this band was exceptionally true to the original studio versions of songs during a two-hour performance. The group was right-on during the show opener, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ the blues-fused ‘The Lemon Song,’ the trippy ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ which was saved for the encore.”

    --Dan Aquilante, NEW YORK POST (11/2010) 

    Jason Bonham drums up a worthy tribute to Zep, Dad: “The son of Zeppelin’s late drummer John Bonham, Jason, 44, has never really escaped his father’s shadow. His drumming style is nearly identical; he can copy his dad’s primal pulse and monster bass-drum fills with ease. He joined Zeppelin for its one real reunion show, at London’s O2 Arena and would likely still be with them if the reunion had lasted.Bonham himself was rock-solid, and the material emphasized Zeppelin’s heavier, less mythic side. …If Zep ever does reform, there’s no question who should be on drums.”

    --Brett Milano, BOSTON HERALD (11/2010) 

    Not only do they deftly recapture the feel of Zeppelin as we know it from those indestructible albums--the killing-floor grind of ‘The Lemon Song,’ the spacey slide-guitar glide of ‘What Is and What Should Never Be,’ the swampy stomp of ‘When the Levee Breaks,’abetted both by John’s indelible wallop and his daughter Zoe Bonham on blues harp--but they also zero in on the improvisational fury that could erupt out of the group on stage‘How Many More Times’ was a surprise, jam-packed with fiery licks from start to finish, while a superb version of ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ found Catania straddling the line between keeping faithful to Page’s original performance and pushing the boundaries of it with his own style.”

    --Ben Wener, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (11/2010) 

    The sound was big, booming, echo-y and dirty-like vintage Zeppelin live. The band was loose, even a little sloppy–like Led Zeppelin was.‘Black Dog’ sounded like a blast from the 70’s‘When the Levee Breaks’ had a great, strutting groove‘Kashmir’ was a psychedelic stomp. And ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was imperfect, frantic, feedback-drenched fun. …As for drummer/bandleader Bonham, 44 he was a percussive force, and his duets with his dad on film were suitably sentimental yet musically rewarding.”

    --Jon Bream MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE (10/2010) 

    Led Zeppelin's magic was in effect a rousing two-hour-plus set of classics from the Zep canon at the EnCana Events Centre. With state-of-the-art lighting and effects, dazzling video treatments and a crisp, thundering sound, the JBLZE offered a set of Led Zep gems that were strikingly faithful to the originals. The band tore through a set that included ‘I Can't Quit You Baby,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’‘Kashmir,’ ‘The Lemon Song,’‘When the Levee Breaks,’ ‘Moby Dick’ (which featured a video of father and son pounding out the drum solo) and, of course, ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ The encore of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ coupled with ‘Rock and Roll’ earned a standing ovation.”

    --Ritchie Yorke, ROLLING STONE.com (10/2010) 

    “It was quite evident early on that Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience was not the typical tribute band. …Bonham and his top-notch ensemble not only replicated the sound of prime Zeppelin, they simulated the original band’s energy as well. …the crowd of 30, 40, 50 and 60-somethings stood and danced like they probably haven’t in years. Of course, no Zeppelin show, tribute-or-otherwise, would be complete without ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and the version on this night was, like everything else, spot on. On the whole, the show was as much a (very loud) theater piece as it was a rock performance. Exceeding all of my expectations, I found myself convinced that Led Zeppelin was the greatest rock and roll band ever.“

    --Darryl Smyers, DALLAS OBSERVER (11/2010) 

    “Bonham clearly is cut from the same cloth as his father, one of rock’s most powerful drummers, but the younger Bonham often threw in welcome twists to the endings of such classics as ‘Black Dog,’ ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and ‘Good Times Bad Times.’ …the magical moments of this show, which included a pristine take on ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ a fun rollicking ‘The Ocean’ and a taut, dramatic ‘Kashmir,’ complete with well-done psychedelic imagery, put the enthusiastic crowd squarely in Bonham’s corner. …this show captured the essence of Zeppelin’s music and stage show for those not lucky enough (or old enough) to have witnessed the original spectacle. …Thedrummer promised to keep the Led Zeppelin Experience going as long as fans want to see it, and that’s a good thing for the legacy of this legendary band.”

    –Larry Rodgers, ARIZONA REPUBLIC (11/2010)

    The younger Bonham has assembled a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen. …Jason Bonham touched the audience and gave everyone a small taste of what he was born into, the Led Zeppelin family. The power of Led Zeppelin transcends both time and space. The music they made will live on forever and with Jason Bonham’s assistance, one can now witness it firsthand.”

    --Jeb Wright, CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED (11/2010)








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    LAMB OF GOD Vocalist Announces Special Photography Exhibition

    May 2nd – June 30th at Sacred Gallery NYC





    D. Randall Blythe – Richmond, Virginia-based author, photographer, actor, music critic, composer and vocalist of Grammy-nominated, chart-topping heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD – is pleased to announce his upcoming photography exhibition, D RANDALL BLYTHE: Show Me What You’re Made Of, taking place from May 2 – June 30, 2015 at Sacred Gallery NYC. The opening reception will take place on May 2nd from 8-11pm. 

    Sacred Gallery NYC is located in Manhattan's SoHo District at 424 Broadway on the northeast corner of Broadway and Canal.

    In addition to his work with LAMB OF GOD, D. Randall Blythe is the author of the forthcoming memoir Dark Days (to be published July 2015 by Perseus/Da Capo books in the USA, and Random House in the UK and associated territories), a music critic at the highly acclaimed TheTalkhouse.com, has acted in movies filmed in America and Asia, and periodically composes music for the Richmond Ballet.

    “I've been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go,” states Blythe. Show Me What You're Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!”

    Sacred Gallery NYC was established in December of 2009 by gallery director Kevin Wilson. The gallery’s mission is to exhibit a diversity works and artists. Over the last five years, Sacred has featured graffiti artists, painters, photographers, print makers, comic book artists, documenters, and many other types of artists using a variety of mediums, including blood and live performance graffiti. The gallery prides itself on the accommodations that are provided to the diverse communities of artists that New York City and the world have to offer.

    Sacred Gallery and its sister business, Sacred Tattoo, have been featured with the BBC, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, MTV, TLC, New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily News, various tattoo magazines, and many other forms of news and media.

    Butcher Babies Announce North American Spring Dates

    Playing Direct Support To In This Moment On "Black Widow" Tour

    Band To Release New Full Length Album This Fall
    The BUTCHER BABIES have just completed work on their much-anticipated sophomore full-length album with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira). The new offering is set for a fall release through Century Media Records
    They will join up with In This Moment on April 18th in Montclair, NJ for a massive, five week North American tour with Upon A Burning Body and The Nearly Deads, which will be preceded by a slew of dates alongside Upon A Burning Body. See below for all dates and head over to www.facebook.com/butcherbabiesmusic for all additional information
    Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: "This upcoming tour is really special to us. Not only do we get to see so many of our friends that we have accumulated around the country through our music, but it’s also our first chance to play some songs off of the new album. Our fans have been so patient waiting for new music. In true Butcher Babies fashion we never do anything half-assed, so it took a little while. Playing these songs on this tour will be a little treat for our dedicated fan base. Also, to be back out with In This Moment is a huge honor. They have been so supportive of us and they put on an incredible live show."

    "To all the BUTCHER BABIES fans old and new, you’ve inspired us so much throughout the years. After every show, we do a free meet and greet at our merch booth. Be sure to come stop by and say hello. We would be honored to meet you."
    Carla Harvey (vocals) further adds: "It is crazy to think that this will be our ninth big national tour since our first big tour in mid 2012.  We feel like old road dogs now as we recognize all the truck stop showers and coffee shops all across the states. However, the best thing about touring is seeing all the familiar faces in the crowd. Our fans have become dear friends over the last few years and every night feels like a family reunion at our after show merch booth meet and greets."
    Henry Flury (guitars) says: “Every time we pass through a city we see more and more faces screaming along to the lyrics to our songs. You guys have no idea how that makes us feel. Now we have a few new face melting surprises in store for you guys and we can't wait to see you sweat it out with us in the pit!"

    BUTCHER BABIES w/Upon A Burning Body 

    April 9th, 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
    April 10th, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    April 11th, 2015 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

    April 13th, 2015 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s (No UABB)
    April 14th, 2015 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
    April 15th, 2015 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

    April 17th, 2015 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft (No UABB) 

    BUTCHER BABIES w/In This Moment, Upon A Burning Body, The Nearly Deads
    April 18th, 2015 - Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
    April 19th, 2015 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
    April 21st, 2015 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
    April 22nd, 2015 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
    April 23rd, 2015 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
    April 25th, 2015 - Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock
    April 26th, 2015 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
    April 28th, 2015 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
    April 29th, 2015 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
    May 2nd, 2015 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
    May 3rd, 2015 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
    May 5th, 2015 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
    May 7th, 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

    May 9th, 2015 - Bangor, ME @ Rise Above Fest
    May 12th, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
    May 14th, 2015 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
    May 15th, 2015 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
    May 16th, 2015 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
    May 22nd, 2015 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
    May 23rd, 2015 - Tyler, TX @ Click's
    May 26th, 2015 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater

    European Festivals

    June 14th Download - UK
    June 19th Graspop – Belgium
    June 20th Hellfest – France
    July 20th Metaldays – Slovenia 
    July 31st Wacken – Germany


    BATTLECROSS Joins Crowbar On The Summer Of Doom North American Tour




    Motor City thrashers, BATTLECROSS, will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer Of Doom North American Tour. The trek will commence on May 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana and run through nearly three-dozen cities before winding down on July 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, the band will appear on the 2015 edition of Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer Of Doom tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 3rd, 2015!

    "I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar," says BATTLECROSSguitarist, Hiran Deraniyagala. "Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I've been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It's an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I'm thankful and excited for the opportunity. We're excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada...it's been too long! See you all soon." 

    BATTLECROSS Summer Of Doom Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying:
    5/28/2015 Riverside Warehouse - Shreveport, LA
    5/29/2015 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX 
    5/30/2015 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
    5/31/2015 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
    6/04/2015 Til-Two Club - San Diego, CA
    6/05/2015 DiPiazza's - Long Beach, CA
    6/06/2015 Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, CA
    6/07/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
    6/08/2015 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
    6/09/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
    6/10/2015 The Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
    6/12/2015 Republik - Calgary, AB
    6/13/2015 Pawn Shop Live - Edmonton, AB
    6/14/2015 O'Brian's Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
    6/16/2015 The Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB 
    6/17/2015 Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St. Paul, MN
    6/18/2015 The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
    6/19/2015 Shelter - Detroit, MI
    6/20/2015 Reggie's Rock Room - Chicago, IL
    6/21/2015 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
    6/22/2015 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
    6/23/2015 MOD Club - Toronto, ON
    6/24/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON 
    6/25/2015 La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC
    6/26/2015 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
    6/27/2015 Trick Shot Billiards - Clifton Park, NY
    6/28/2015 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
    6/29/2015 St. Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
    6/30/2015 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
    7/01/2015 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
    7/02/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
    7/03/2015 Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
    End Tour

    8/08/2015 Heavy MTL - Montreal, QC

    The Summer Of Doom trek is BATTLECROSS' first tour since completing the production of their third Metal Blade release, which was produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. Further details to be announced soon. BATTLECROSS' most recent album,War Of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release in July of 2013 marking the band's first ever Billboard chart debut. War Of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes Metal Chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for "Never Coming Back" now at metalblade.com/battlecross.


    FALL TO JUNE Unleashes “Delta Breakdown” Music Video via VEVO

    Announcing U.S. Tour Dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY – Kicking Off May 1st 

    New Self-Titled Album Out April 21, 2015 – Pre-Order via Amazon MP3 | CD

    Featuring Former COLD Bassist Jeremy Marshall +

    Former SHINEDOWN Member Jasin Todd as Touring Guitarist 

    Florida southern hard rockers FALL TO JUNE have unleashed their thought-provoking new music video for “Delta Breakdown” via VEVO. “Delta Breakdown” conveys an inspiring and personal story of healing, growth, and dismissal of demons through self-reflection, told by FTJ vocalist and lead songwriter Ben Badger.


    Watch the video via VEVO here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USME31500149

    *try a different browser if the video does not load within 10 seconds


    Badger states, “I wrote Delta Breakdown as a lesson's learned type tune. In traveling back and forth to Arkansas since 2005 (I call both places home), I have had a lot of time to think about highs and lows. I guess I could have easily called the song “Delta Epiphany”.” 

    When listening to the lyrics, the listener experiences Badger poetically describe his southern-scenery-soaked trip between Florida and Arkansas, whilst being overcome with emotions often fueled by alcohol. The story describes how these times impacted him to put down the bottle and change his life for the better. 

    Take me to Tupelo

    I need to feel The King in me

    Sing me sweet muddy water

    Oh, that magic

    Moved by the old high cotton

    Twice the man I used to be

    Oh, Delta Breakdown 

    Director Heather Burkey adds, “It was important for me to help FALL TO JUNE tell their story in a cinematic way as well as have a kick ass time doing it!” 

    The “Delta Breakdown” video is produced by Meagen Gibson and executive produced by Brad Stewart and Josh Like for Ballistic Audio productions, and was filmed in and around Jacksonville, Florida, including Little Talbot Island Beach in South Georgia, Pumpkin Hill, and Ginger's Place in Jacksonville Beach. 

    In other news, FALL TO JUNE is thrilled to announce their upcoming U.S. tour supporting Billboard-charting hard rock groupBlack Stone Cherry. The tour includes 12 stops and begins on May 1st in Rockford, IL. FALL TO JUNE will also perform at a few individual shows leading up to the tour. Ex-Shinedown guitarist Jasin Todd will perform as lead guitarist on all dates.


    FALL TO JUNE On Tour:


    4/4         Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall

    4/10       Cedar Point, NC @ Cedar Point Tavern

    4/11       Dickson, TN @ The Wanted Saloon II

    4/18       Corpus Christi, TX @ Theos

    4/21       Midland, TX @ Blue Max



    5/1         Rockford, IL @ District

    5/3         Racine, WI @ Rt. 20

    5/5         South Bend, IN @ Club Cheer’s

    5/7         Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

    5/8         Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory

    5/9         Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

    5/17       Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s

    5/19       Huntington, WV @ V Club

    5/26       Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

    5/28       Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

    5/29       Abilene, TX @ The Silo

    5/31       Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s

    FALL TO JUNE will release their self-titled full-length album on April 21, with distribution via MRI. The album is produced by veteran producer/engineer/composer Stan Martell (FuelSaliva) at Ballistic Audio Productions of Kingsland, GA and will beavailable for pre-order soon. Compelling, passionate lyrics intertwined with memorable melodies, wailing guitar solos and explosive riffage perfectly define FALL TO JUNE’s sound. 

    Album Tracklisting:

    1) Redemption

    2) Curtain Call

    3) Super Angel

    4) The Rain

    5) Delta Breakdown

    6) Closer

    7) Barbed Wire Trees

    8) Unbreakable

    9) The Chance

    10) Delta Breakdown (acoustic) 

    FALL TO JUNE is undoubtedly about to release their breakout album. FTJ may be a newer name in the hard rock scene, but the band features veteran musicians in the form of seasoned bassist Jeremy Marshall (formerly of two-time Gold-certified grunge/alternative rock band COLD) and drummer Nate Yant (ex-NerVer, featuring Casey Daniel of Seven Mary Three). In addition, the band boasts brimming talents Dan Mickler (guitars) and Ben Badger (vocals). The band is managed by Brad Stewart of Ballistic Audio Productions, known for his work with Puddle of Mudd and his time as an original member ofShinedown. 


    Follow FALL TO JUNE:

    Official Websitewww.falltojune.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FalltoJune

    Twitter: @falltojunemusic, @falltojune

    ANAAL NATHRAKH: UK-Based Extreme Metal Duo Announces North American Live Takeover


    UK-based extreme metal duo, ANAAL NATHRAKH, will wage war on North America later this spring on a long-anticipated stretch of live incursions. Slated to embark on May 11th in Sacramento, the antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with their final massacre to take place at this year's Maryland Death Fest on May 24th. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and labelmates, Secrets Of The Sky.
    ANAAL NATHRAKH w/ Incite, Secrets Of The Sky: 
    5/11/2015 Starlite - Sacramento, CA 
    5/12/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA 
    5/13/2015 Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV 
    5/14/2015 Club X - Salt Lake City, UT 
    5/15/2015 Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO 
    5/16/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO 
    5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge - Chicago, IL 
    5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club - Akron, OH 
    5/19/2015 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON 
    5/20/2015 Foufounes - Montreal, QC 
    5/21/2015 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY 
    5/22/2015 Championship's - Trenton, NJ 
    5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD 

     unleashed their eighth studio offering, Desideratum, via Metal Blade Records last Fall. Christened, "one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene," by Decibel Magazine, and, "impossibly abrasive and brutal," by MetalSucks, ANAAL NATHRAKH - guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo's maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of "extreme" to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam. Metal Injection applauds the pair for consistently offering up, "their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation," Noisey boasts of the record, "The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH's approach is no mercy ever, apparently," while About.com opines, "ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead." 
    Desideratum is currently available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh.  


    Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, labelmates SECRETS OF THE SKY will release their Pathway full-length later this Spring. Boasting thirteen tracks, Pathway features vocalist Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective's meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a "hit" single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY's Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

    is available for preorder now at



    CHRIS ADLER of LAMB OF GOD Joins DAVE MUSTAINE in the Studio for New 
    MEGADETH Album


    CHRIS ADLER 2015


    Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to MEGADETH’s roots.

    Dave Mustaine comments, “Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to MEGADETH that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, MEGADETH originally worked as a three piece - guitar, bass and drums - when we laid down the framework to our GRAMMY® nominated platinum album ‘Rust In Peace.’ I want to thank the other members of Lamb Of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”

    David Ellefson adds, "Chris has been an endearing friend to us in MEGADETH for many years now, and he truly appreciates our music and its legacy. His drumming has forged such an innovative and ferocious path for metal music and I’m very proud that he is anchoring our rhythm section with us on this new album. I can clearly see a new dawn of 'utmost heaviness' unfolding in MEGADETH’s next chapter."

    Chris Adler offers, “MEGADETH was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across 'Killing Is My Business' and the bible of all metal, 'Peace Sells' in my formative years.”

    “About 10 years ago, LAMB OF GOD toured with MEGADETH and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since,” adds Adler. “When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden camera show. “I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation. I'm coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the MEGADETH legacy.”

    The new album is the follow up to MEGADETH’s 2013 release, Super ColliderSuper Collider hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts consecutively. To date, MEGADETH has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has scored five Top 10 albums, two Top 5 releases.




    MOTOR SISTER to Take Part in Motorhead's "Motorboat"


    Debut Album Ride Out Now on Metal Blade Records


    Last week the lineup for the second edition of Motorhead's "Motorboat" was revealed.  Known for their amazing lineups on the cruise, it was only fitting that MOTOR SISTER is part of the bill.  The band will bring the songs ofMother Superior to the high seas for the first time.  The cruise takes place September 28th through October 2nd and more info can be found HERE.

    's "Ride" debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!

    #12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums
    #40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums
    #27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums
    #163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums (current) 

    Recently, the band's brand new video for "A Hole" was debuted on Billboard.com. Watch the clip now HERE.

    MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax's Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

    Ride is available now in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album can be ordered at http://www.metalblade.com/motorsister.

    In support of the project MOTOR SISTER played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, along with two special shows March 11th at The Whisky in Los Angeles and March 12th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

    Follow Motor Sister online:

    Follow the band members online:



    New York, N.Y.): Attila slayed stages all over the U.S. in the fall upon the November 24 release of Guilty Pleasure.

    But your boys will be back and taking over North America once again this summer, as they will return to the Vans Warped Tour, performing on the main stage for the entire trek.
    The 2015 Vans Warped Tour runs from June 19 through August 8.
    Attila are obviously enthused about spending their summer vacation as part of Vans Warped Tour for the third year in a row. They are also performing on the entire tour for back-to-back years.
    "We are extremely excited to be spending another summer on Warped Tour with all of you," singer Fronz said about the good news. "This is by far our favorite tour to be on, and we have lots of exciting plans for you. Come hang out with us all summer long on the Main Stage!"
    That sounds like an order that the Villain Army will have no choice but to follow.
    In other Attila news, Fronz recently launched his photo-sharing app, Spur, which allows users to post and share any photos they wish, without commenting, making for a truly hate-free experience. All details about Spur are here.
    The band's "Hate Me" video dropped earlier this winter, with Fronz and co. posing as cops and reinventing the notion of the long arm of the law as only they can. It has caused quite a bit of a stir. Put your hands up and watch it here.  

    Fans can grab Guilty Pleasure here.


    THREE DAYS GRACE, currently in the midst of a South American tour including performances at Lollapalooza, Argentina and Brazil as well as dates in Rio De Janerio and Sao Paulo, has launched the lyric video for their new single “Human Race” today, Monday, March 23rd. CLICK HERE to watch it now.“Human Race” marks the third single off their new album HUMAN, out Tuesday, March 31 on RCA Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Human Race” as well as I Am Machine and Painkiller  instantly. The album pre-order is live and available at iTunes  and Amazon now.

    The group will kick off their U.S. tour on March 31 with a New York City show at Highline Ballroom (http://threedaysgrace.com/events).


    Watch the lyric video for “Human Race:”


    The platinum-selling, chart-topping and record-setting quartet hailing from Ontario, Canada consistently offer up hard-hitting, honest and hypnotic anthems. THREE DAYS GRACE now hold the all-time record for the most #1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Painkiller,”  the band’s first single off HUMAN with new singer MATT WALST, marked their 12th #1, and I Am Machine is their #13th #1 song and second single with MATT as their lead singer.  Listen to “I Am Machine” here   to and Listen to “Painkiller” here .

    On their new album HUMAN, the band--MATT WALST (lead vocals), BARRY STOCK (lead guitar), BRAD WALST (bass), and NEIL SANDERSON (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming)--re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown, who did the same honors for their platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.  Music heavyweights Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge signed on to mix HUMAN 

    Their previous album Transit Of Venus was released in October 2012, debuted #1 on the Hard Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was nominated for “Best Rock Album of the Year” by the Juno Awards.  Transit Of Venus spawned three #1 singles: Chalk Outline,” "The High Road and “Misery Loves My Company.” The group’s other career #1’s include “World So Cold,” ”Good Life,” “Break,” ”Never Too Late,” “Animal I Have Become,” “Pain,” “Just Like You” and “Home.” THREE DAYS GRACE has sold over 6 million albums in the United States alone.

    THREE DAYS GRACE all dates: http://www.threedaysgrace.com/events.


    KING PARROT Releases New Video Featuring Philip H. Anselmo; Album Preorders Available +
     Band To Kick Off US Tour With Weedeater Friday



    Australian thrash grind unit and recent Housecore Records signees, KING PARROT, will release their long-awaited new full-length May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. Titled Dead Set, the record was produced by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, and his recording crew of Michael Thompson and Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu's Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana and spews forth ten ravaging psalms that showcase KING PARROT's signature punk rock spirit and pummeling sonic debauchery. A true leap forward from their debut, Dead Set exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who've committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis.  


    As the first official helping from Dead Set, KING PARROT today offers up a brand new video for fourth cut, "Like A Rat," featuring a cameo appearance by Anselmo. Issues the band, "KING PARROT are excited to unleash the first taste of our new record Dead Set. We filmed the video for the track 'Like A Rat' on location at Nodferatu's Lair when recording the new album. We wanted to give everyone a teaser track and a small insight into the awesome experience we had recording with the Housecore Records crew. We're really grateful that we got the opportunity to record in a studio that's not all fancy bells and whistles, just a real down to earth place where we felt comfortable. Our aim was to get a unique and organic sounding product that sounds exactly like the band. I think we achieved that working with Phil, Mike and Steve. Preorders are now live for the record and we worked up some great bundle packs with our respective labels that we think fans of KING PARROT will dig."  


    Peep "Like A Rat" now playing at THIS LOCATION.


    Dead Set Track Listing:

    1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner              

    2. Need No Saviour

    3. Hell Comes Your Way

    4. Like A Rat

    5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood

    6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is

    7. Sick In The Head

    8. Punisher

    9. Reject 

    10. Dead Set 

    KING PARROT will return to the states this Friday for another run of live abrasions. Beginning March 20th at SXSW in Austin, Texas, KING PARROT will level over two-dozen cities supporting bong metal assassins, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored trek follows the band's recent ten-date march through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater). From there, the band will do two headlining shows including a special Housecore Records Signing Party at the Blue Nile in New Orleans April 20th before heading back to their home turf for a two-week Australian trek with additional live incursions in support of Dead Set in the plotting stages.  


    KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
    3/20/2015 SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
    3/21/2015 The Lost Well - Austin, TX [
    3/24/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM [
    3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ [
    3/26/2015 Casbah - San Diego, CA [
    3/27/2015 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA [
    3/28/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA [
    3/29/2015 DNA - San Francisco, CA [
    3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA [
    3/31/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR [
    4/01/2015 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA [
    4/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA [
    4/03/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID [
    4/04/2015 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT [
    4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO [
    4/07/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO [
    4/08/2015 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA [
    4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL [
    4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI [
    4/11/2015 Subterranean - Chicago, IL [
    4/12/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH [
    4/13/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY [
    4/14/2015 Nectars - Burlington, VT [
    4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear's Place - Boston, MA [
    4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA [
    4/18/2015 Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC [
    4/19/2015 The Earl - Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
    4/20/2015 Blue Nile - New Orleans, LA Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines

    Australian Tour Dates:

    5/14/2015 The Loft - Warrnambool, VIC

    5/15/2015 Fowlers Live - Adelaide, SA

    5/16/2015 The Corner - Melbourne, VIC

    5/17/2015 Wrangler Studios - Footscray, VIC

    5/21/2015 Magpies - Canberra, ACT

    5/22/2015 Corrimal Hotel - Wollongong, NSW

    5/23/2015 Newtown Social Club, NSW

    5/24/2015 Small Ballroom - Newcastle, NSW

    5/28/2015 Tatts Hotel - Lismore, NSW

    5/29/2015 Coolangatta Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD

    5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD

    5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD

    6/05/2015 Prince Of Wales - Bunbury, WA

    6/07/2015 YMCA HQ 0 Perth, WA w/ special guests High Tension,Colossvs


    KING PARROT's Dead Set will drop on May 19th, 2015. Preorders and bundles are live worldwide at the following locations:  


    Housecore Records (NA): http://www.thehousecorestore.com

    Agonia Records (EU): https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

    Rocket/EVP (AUS): http://www.nervegas.com.au/king-parrot/dead-set/


    KING PARROT on YouTube

    FOZZY Announce Select Dates With Slash

    Band Joins Lineup For KISS KRUISE V This Fall

    Chris Jericho And Rich Ward To Appear On "That Metal Show" April 4th
    Fozzy have announced that they will be joining legendary rock outfit Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators for a handful of select dates this May. The band is currently wrapping up a headlining tour in Europe and are excited to return to the states on the strength of their newest album "Do You Wanna Start A War", which was released last Summer on Century Media. 
    In addition to the dates with Slash, Fozzy will also be performing on the fifth annual Kiss Kruise, scheduled to take place from October 30th to November 3rd. The sold out four day excursion from Miami to Jamaica is headlined by the epic rock icons themselves, KISS, and features several incredible bands playing on six stages for more than 2,000 fans.
    Speaking on the announcement of these massive shows, Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho comments, 
    "To be invited to tour with both the iconic Slash AND the legendary KISS on their sold out KISS Kruise shows how far Fozzy has come in the last few years...and also makes a few more of our dreams that we had as kids come true!! KISS Alive is my all time favorite album and to be able to see them play it in its entirety while supporting them as invited guests BLOWS MY MIND. And then to get the chance to play with Slash and his drummer....my high school friend Brent Fitz....makes me realize that with hard work and perseverance, Fozzy can do ANYTHING we set our minds to! World domination is next!!"
    Fans can also catch Jericho and Rich Ward of Fozzy on an upcoming episode of this season's "That Metal Show", airing on Saturday, April 4th.
    The band recently released the behind the scenes video for their current single, the title track off "Do You Wanna Start A War", starring Playboy model Irina Voronina. It's a look into the personality and energy that drives this band and their continued message of always rallying against whatever tries to bring you down.

    FOZZY Behind The Scenes Video For "Do You Wanna Start A War"

    Dates for Fozzy's upcoming shows with Slash, as well as Kiss Kruise V, can be found below.

    FOZZY Dates With Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
    Mon-May-18     Chicago IL            Concord Music Hall
    Thu-May-21      Austin TX             Stubb's Walker Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
    Sat-May-23       Houston TX          House of Blues
    Sun-May-24      Dallas TX             Southside Ballroom

    FOZZY On The Fifth Annual KISS KRUISE

    Friday, October 30th - Wednesday, November 3rd

    MOTOR SISTER "Ride" Debuts on Billboard Charts!


    "All you really need to know about Ride is that it kicks a massive amount of ass"

    "This is kick ass classic sounding hard rock! Blazing guitars, great vocals and songs! Everything I love most about hard rock music in one killer album."
    -Eddie Trunk-

    "MOTOR SISTER put on a show that I can only sum up as "neck breaking fun."
    -Skulls n Bones-

    MOTOR SISTER's "Ride" has debuted on the Billboard charts after its first week of release. The album cracked the top 10 with the #9 position on the Billboard New Artist (Heatseekers) chart. Additional chart numbers have been listed below!

    #12 Debut @ Billboard Hard Music Albums
    #40 Debut @ Billboard Rock Albums
    #27 Debut @ Billboard Independent Albums
    #163 Debut @ Billboard Top 200 Albums (current)

    Recently, the band's brand new video for "A Hole" was debuted on Billboard.com. Watch the clip now

    MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax's Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

    The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian's fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott's wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott's dream gig. "I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house," Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

    "[Mother Superior] frontman Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament) to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, 'We're in.'"

    Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn't played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000's after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins' backing band. "I definitely didn't need any arm-twisting," he says. "I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward."

    The recordings from those two days are what became to be known as MOTOR SISTER's Ride. The first single from those sessions, "This Song Reminds Me of You," is available for to stream, along with a featurette video on the formation of the band and the process behind the record, at

    Ride is available now in North America on Metal Blade Records.The album can be ordered at 

    In support of the project MOTOR SISTER played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, along with two special shows March 11th at The Whisky in Los Angeles and March 12th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

    Follow Motor Sister online:

    Follow the band members online:




    (New York, N.Y.): It's time to swing the noose!
    Rejuvenated Alaskan rockers 36 Crazyfists have premiered the video for "Swing the Noose" as part of VEVO's Metal Mondays. Watch the clip, directed by Kevin Custer, 
    The song lives on the brand new album Time and Trauma, which is 36 Crazyfists' Spinefarm Records debut. Upon release, the band enjoyed the best chart numbers of its career, as Time and Trauma bested the first week numbers of its predecessor, which came out back in 2010.
    36 Crazyfists will spend the next several months on the road supporting the album. In addition to the previously announced tour dates, which you can view
    here, the band has just confirmed a slew of headline shows that will keep the band on the road through May.
    Supporting 36 Crazyfists on the headline run will be their labelmates Toothgrinder, who are a bunch of noiseniks from New Jersey. Sleepwave will also appear on select dates.
    36 Crazyfists North American Tour Dates:
    5/9 - Lansing, MI - The Loft*
    5/10 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes*
    5/12 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre and Ballroom*
    5/13 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar*
    5/14 - Springfield, VA - Empire*
    5/15 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ*
    5/16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall**
    5/17 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater**
    5/19 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB**
    5/20 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks**
    5/22 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck**
    5/23 - Kokomo, IN - Centerstage Bar and Grill**
    5/24 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews**
    5/25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
    5/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue**
    *With Toothgrinder
    **With Toothgrinder and Sleepwave 
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    The Persevering Promise Release Music Video For Cover Of Maroon 5's "Animals"

    The Persevering Promise have released a music video for their cover of Maroon 5's "Animals." The band's current album, "An Illusion in Shambles", which includes featured artists such as, Ronnie Winter of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Shawn Spann of I, The Breather, and Chad Ruhlig of For The Fallen Dreams/Legend landed The Persevering Promise at #8 on Billboard Heat Seekers chart this summer and is available now on all digital outlets. New music is coming soon.

    Check out The Persevering Promise's "Animals" music video below:


    The Persevering Promise - "Animals" Music Video

    As a band, we appreciate all different types of music. The thing about pop music is that its already musically set up to be heavily rhythm oriented and extremely catchy. We love to take a top 40 song and give it a metal makeover. Nothing like a little sccreaming and some double bass to make a pop song POP. - Jesse Barton

    Follow The Persevering Promise:

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

    Purchase The Persevering Promise "An Illusion in Shambles" here.

    Purchase The Persevering Promise's band merchandise here.


    About The Persevering Promise:

    Post-hardcore band, The Persevering Promise, has opened the ears and pulled on the heartstrings of fans and critics throughout the United States and overseas with their debut LP, An Illusion In Shambles. The dynamic anthems of The Persevering Promise are comprised of strong, honest vocals, ranging from vibrant hooks to solid gang chants, monstrous guitar riffs and technical, animalistic, powerhouse drumming.

    You may recognize The Persevering Promise from festivals such as Vans Warped Tour at which the band spent the last 3 summers hustling their hearts out to gain fans and spread their music, with much success. The Persevering Promise rocked Michigan’s Dirt Fest last year headlined by Killswitch Engage, and spent nearly half of 2014 on the road. With a bright future in their sights, the band continues to persevere.


    DEATHWISH Signs With Beer City Skateboards And Records:
    Debut LP To See Record Store Day Release + Tour Dates With MDC Announced

    Milwaukee-based Beer City Skateboards And Records -- label home to MDC, DRI, Toxic Reasons, Raw Power, Verbal Abuse, The Faction, Die Kreuzen and more -- has signed Wisconsin-based DEATHWISH for a three-album deal, beginning with their debut LP, Out For Blood, which will be released on Record Store Day. In addition, DEATHWISH has been confirmed to hit the road on tour with the likes of legendary acts MDC, Raw Power, Deviated Instinct and more in the months ahead.


    Hailing from Northern Wisconsin, with members from Wartorn, Dresden, The Parish and more, DEATHWISH is a fierce, motorcharged quartet that annihilates everything in its path. Elements of punk, hardcore and straight-up rock with an extremely rapid pace unite in the band's sound, making them prime for ragers and rockers who frequent Motörhead, GBH, Disfear, Zeke and Midnight LPs or can't get enough of the circle pit. Following successful tours and the lightning-fast depletion of their debut 7", the band hit the studio right away and now strike out with their debut LP, Out For Blood.


    Delivering nine, relentless, guitar-driven, take-no-prisoners tracks that topple everything in earshot, DEATHWISH recorded Out For Blood with Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording, after which the platter was mastered by Jack Control (Severed Head of State, World Burns to Death) at Enormous Door Mastering. Finalized with artwork by Marald, Randall Witte and Doomsday Graphics, the vinyl version of Out For Blood will debut as an official Record Store Day release on Saturday, April 18th, limited to 1000 copies on translucent red vinyl, as well as digital release, and a very limited edition cassette version on OSD Press and Berzerker Records. Beer City will release the CD version with full distribution on May 12th.

    Out For Blood Track Listing:

    1. Population Zero

    2. Deathwish

    3. Out For Blood

    4. Six Bullet Roulette

    5. Balance Of Power

    6. As The Fire Rises

    7. Flat-Line

    8. Cold Day In Hell

    9. Unholy Bastards


    Not content to sit home and rot, DEATHWISH will be on three separate tours this year supporting Out For Blood, the first with Texas' legendary MDC, has been confirmed. DEATHWISH joins the then-ongoing MDC tour from May 1st through 17th, which includes a performance at no Tomorrow Fest in Appleton, Wisconsin with MDC, Channel 3, Solstice, Hemdale and more. DEATHWISH will also perform at Cruststock Vol. 3 in late June, as one of more than forty bands to raid Anaheim, California for the three-day event, including, Deviated Instinct, Antisect, Capitalist Casualties, Wartorn, Theories, The Restarts, The System, War/Plague, Thulsa Doom and countless more. US tours with Italian icons Raw Power, and then with pioneering English crust punk/death metal veterans, Deviated Instinct, will be announced in the near future.


    DEATHWISH Tour Dates w/ MDC:

    5/01/2015 Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL w/ MDC, Channel 3

    5/02/2015 No Tomorrow Fest - Appleton, WI w/ MDC, Channel 3, Solstice, Hemdale, more [info]

    5/02/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ MDC, Channel 3

    5/04/2015 The Hide Out - Omaha, NE w/ MDC

    5/05/2015 7th Circle - Denver, CO w/ MDC

    5/06/2015 Music Garage - Salt Lake City, UT w/ MDC

    5/07/2015 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ MDC

    5/08/2015 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR w/ MDC

    5/09/2015 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR w/ MDC

    5/11/20154 TBA - Medford, OR w/ MDC

    5/12/2015 755 After Dark - Santa, Rosa, CA w/ MDC

    5/13/2015 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA w/ MDC

    5/14/2015 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ MDC

    5/15/2015 Til 2 - San Diego, CA w/ MDC

    5/16/2015 The Music Hall - Anaheim, CA w/ MDC

    5/17/2015 51 West - Tempe, AZ w/ MDC

    6/27/2015 The Music Hall - Anaheim, CA [info] @ Cruststock 3 w/ Deviated Instinct, Antisect, Capitalist Casualties, Theories, Wartorn, more [info]



    Bitty - bass & vocals
    Guinea Pig Champion - guitar & vox
    S.C. Slaughter - guitar
    S.W. MacLeod - drums
    (New York, N.Y.): Mallory Knox have just wrapped their first major U.S. trek, supporting Piece the Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on their winter tour. Mallory Knox aren't staying away from U.S. audiences for long and will be returning to North America this summer, as they have booked a slot on the annual Vans Warped Tour.
    Mallory Knox, who share their name with one of the most unique and polarizing characters in modern film, will appear on the entire tour, which runs from June 19 to August 8, playing the Monster Energy Stage. Dates and tickets are

    Mallory Knox are understandably enthused about this amazing tour opportunity and they are beyond stoked about spending their summer vacation abroad, which affords them the chance to further win over American audiences. They already have their home turf in the UK on lockdown, having enjoyed four consecutive A-list singles at BBC Radio 1, Kerrang!, and MTV Rocks, and they are narrowing their focus on America!
    "As kids in the UK, we grew up admiring Warped Tour from afar," singer Mikey Chapman said. "It was always a dream and a benchmark for us to play one day. Being announced this year is a real honor and we cant wait to play across the U.S. again this summer!"
    Mallory Knox will be sure to thrill Warped Tour audiences with songs from the recently released Asymmetry, which has earned the band some of its best reviews of its career.
    The band is also appearing at SXSW this year, playing a show at the British Music Embassy on March 18 and at Red 7 on March 21.
    Recent press praise for Mallory Knox is as follows:

     "Bold, confident and assured, when the dust settles, it's exciting to think what could be achieved in future years by a band that, in less than 24 months, have already come so far. Gripping." —Kerrang!
    "...Cambridge natives Mallory Knox are blazing a trail in thoughtfully and melodically crafted aggression, unleashing fist-in-the-air choruses." —Rock Sound 
    Also, you can watch the video for "Ghost in the Mirror" 
    here. Watch the video for "Shout at the Moon" here.

    COAL CHAMBER Premiere Title Track From New Album Rivals Via Revolver Magazine


    North American Tour Going on Now!



    Los Angeles, California's COAL CHAMBER will release their new album Rivals on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records.  This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years.  With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all.  They picked up right where they left off and have delivered what some may consider their best work to date.  Pre-orders for Rivals in special bundles packages including a CD/DVD, LP (Limited to 1,000 Purple LP's), T-Shirt, beanie and wristbands are available HERE.


    Last week saw the release of the first single from Rivals entitled "I.O.U. Nothing".  That song can be streamed