DEVILDRIVER Joined by John Carter Cash, Randy Blythe, Hank3 and More on Outlaw Country Covers Album,
"Outlaws 'Til The End"
New Album, Outlaws 'Til The End, out July 6, 2018 via Napalm Records
Pre-Order Here: http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR
Sample a Clip of DEVILDRIVER's Cover of Hank3's "Country Heroes" (Featuring Hank3 Himself) Here via Rolling Stone Country
Featuring Additional Guest Appearances by Ana Cristina Cash, Mark Morton (Lamb of God), Lee Ving of Fear, Wednesday13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists
NEW LABEL 1126 RECORDS ANNOUNCES FIRT SIGNING
TEXAS BAND I AM ARE FIRST ACT UNDER NEW BANNER
RETURN APRIL 27 WITH
'WHEN LEGENDS RISE,'
THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS AND DEBUT ON BMG
LISTEN TO "BULLETPROOF," THE ALBUM'S FIRST SINGLE HERE
BAND SET FOR MAJOR U.S. FESTIVALS IN APRIL, MAY AND JULY
LIVING MACHINES Release Official Music Video for “Valkyrie V2”
Download 'I: After Onyx (Declassified Booster Pack)' NOW!
“Valkyrie V2” Premiered on Tattoo.com
Knoxville, Tennessee, based thrash metal outfit, WarClown, recently finished tracking a new album with legendary engineer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Exodus, Machine Head) handling the post production duties.
The yet-to-be titled album, to be released this summer, features a guest vocal appearance from renowned Nashville rocker Charlie Bonnet III on the song "On The Shoulders Of Giants."
WarClown drummer Keith Feulner announced the collaboration on Facebook, stating "Just finished the last song with a great friend doing guest vocals. This is gonna be huge! Charlie Bonnet III, can't thank you enough for taking the 4 hour drive one way to add vocals to this new WarClown album. We are so proud to have the legend make a stamp on this record."
Although now pursuing a full time career in southern rock and roots music, Bonnet has a large history in the heavy metal genre, fronting the Nashville based band Disarray since the early 1990's. Disarray released many records, including the Dave Brockie (GWAR) produced In The Face Of The Enemy in 2002, and the Gary Meskil (Pro-Pain) produced Edge Of My Demise in 2007. Bonnet was also the co-manager and publicist for Steve 'Zetro' Souza's band Hatriot from 2012-2014.
"Keith jammed with me in Disarray for a number of years, and is one of the best drummers I've ever worked with" states Bonnet. "He recently played me some of the WarClown material, and I was blown away. The last time I got to sing metal backups was on the Hatriot Heroes Of Origin record, so this was a lot of fun. I play a different style of music for a living now, so I appreciate the WarClown guys bringing me out of heavy metal retirement, and least for a couple minutes" he says with a laugh.
More information on WarClown can be found here.
More information on Charlie Bonnet III can be found at www.charliebonnet3.com
Live footage of WarClown performing "On The Shoulders Of Giants" can be found here.
Video of Charlie Bonnet III tracking WarClown vocals can be found here.
Dates are as follows:
April 28 – Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 30 – Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
May 1 – Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
May 3 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 – Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion
May 15 – Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 16 – South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions.
They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER just released their full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, to impressive acclaim! In celebration of the album's release, DEVILDRIVER have announced an upcoming U.S. headline tour with support from Jinjer and Raven Black. The tour will kick off on October 23 in Phoenix, AZ and hit several major U.S. cities, coming to an end on November 18 in San Diego, CA. See below and www.devildriver.com/tour-dates for a full listing of dates:
DEVILDRIVER Tour Dates w/ Jinjer & Raven Black
10/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
10/25 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/26 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/27 - Austin, TX @ Texas Revolution Fest
10/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/30 - Louisville, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/1 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
11/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
11/4 - Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest @ Fete Ballroom
11/5 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/6 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
11/7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
11/8 - Harrison, OH @ Blue Note
11/9 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/10 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/12 - Racine, WI @ Route 20
11/14 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/18 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara says, "It'll be well over a year since we last headlined a full tour when DEVILDRIVER returns in the fall... and on a number one metal charting record! We are bringing some special guests with us - our friends Jinjer will be joining from the Ukraine, and Raven Black as well. We have decided to do clubs in order to make sure this is a very close up and personal special event for everyone attending! Get your tickets now, this tour is going to sell out!"
Jinjer vocalist Tatiana Shmaylyuk says, "It is hard to express how delighted we are to join the upcoming tour with mighty DEVILDRIVER this fall. Folks, be prepared for a devastating force on stage this October - November. Jinjer will come back to the U.S. with new songs, and our American fans will check them out live first. It is gonna be a hell of a tour!"
DEVILDRIVER's new album, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, is available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available here: www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders
This just in - Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 has reached #1 on the Loud Rock radio charts! Upon release, the album charted in the U.S. at #2 on the Top Hard Music Albums charts, #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart, and within the Top 20 on the Top Internet, Overall Digital, and Top Current Albums charts. Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 charted at #8 on the Canadian Top Current Albums charts, as well as in the UK at #9 on the Rock & Metal Chart and #18 on the Independent Chart. The band also reached additional charting positions on the U.S. Billboard Top 200, and in Canada, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Check out DEVILDRIVER's music videos and lyric videos cut from Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 here:
- "Country Heroes" featuring Hank3: https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE
- "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe:https://youtu.be/hlDPWmwO7SU
- "Copperhead Road" featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists: https://youtu.be/SJaNrrL2oXo
Stay tuned for more tour news and exclusives coming soon!
Dez Fafara - Vocals
Mike Spreitzer - Guitar
Neal Tiemann - Guitar
Diego Ibarra - Bass
Austin D'Amond - Drums
In preparation of their upcoming special edition 2CD, 2LP and digital rarities and covers compilation, "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs", out on March 30 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, UK's grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have revealed a second single from the upcoming release!
Listen to "Call That An Option?", a bonus track from "Smear Campaign" album sessions in 2006, now at https://youtu.be/qugUJQUzma0.
(You can also listen to the first single, “Oh So Pseudo”, a bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions in 2014 here:
“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH.
The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited colored vinyl runs: 100 copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe), 200 copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200 copies silver vinyl (Nuclear Blast Webshop) and 400 copies red vinyl (CM Distro).
Pre-order your copy now at https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs
NAPALM DEATH are also excited to share that they have been announced as support for legendary metal act Slayer on the second leg of their farewell tour in North America alongside metal giants Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament.
Bassist Shane Embury commented:
"Napalm Death are very excited to be part of the second leg of Slayer's farewell tour! Having been a fan since back in the day, I never would have thought when I bought the import copy of "Show No Mercy" that playing grindcore would catapult us into this universe. We'll see you in July!”
Tickets are on sale now at www.slayer.net, hurry and get them before they sell out!
Dates for the tour are as follows:
Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament & NAPALM DEATH – North American Tour:
7/26 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion #
7/27 Bangor, ME - Waterfront Pavilion (Impact Music Festival) #
7/28 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL Festival
7/29 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach #
7/31 Scranton, PA - Montage Mountain #
8/1 Saratoga Springs, NY - Times Union Center #
8/3 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheatre #
8/4 Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheatre #
8/6 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens #
8/7 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Area #
8/9 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre #
8/10 Atlanta, GA - Cellaris Amphitheatre #
8/12 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium #
8/13 Rogers, AR - Wal-Mart Amphitheatre #
8/15 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum #
8/16 Oklahoma, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre #
8/18 Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre #
8/19 Salt Lake City, UT - UANA Amphitheatre #
8/21 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre #
8/23 Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre #
8/26 San Jose, CA - SAP Center #
# with Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament
NAPALM DEATH will continue to expand their relentless touring campaign all over the globe as they will be seen prior to the Slayer making their way across Europe appearing at several of the largest Summer festivals including Hellfest (France) and Inferno Fest (Norway). The band have also announced a comprehensive tour across Latin America in September and October with Cannibal Corpse. Full dates are listed below!
NAPALM DEATH European Tour Dates
3/16 Southport, UK - Southport Holiday Park
3/30 Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
3/31 Gothenburg, SE - Belsepub
4/1 Oslo, NO - Inferno Metal Festival
4/3 Hamburg, DE - Knust
4/4 Herford, DE - X
4/5 Drachten, NL - Iduna
4/6 Berlin, DE - SO36
4/7 Katowice, PO - Metalmania Festival
4/8 Chemnitz, DE - AJZ
5/4 London, UK - Desertfest
5/10 Bethune, FR - Le Satellite
5/11 Gueret, FR - Metal Cultures
5/12 Montpellier, FR - Moshfest IV
5/13 Brianans, FR - Outbreak Metal Fest
6/22 Clisson, FR - Hellfest
6/29 Villafranca, IT - Rock The Castle
7/12-14 Torgau, DE - Endless Summer
NAPALM DEATH Latin America Tour Dates
9/9 Limeira, BR - Mirage ^
9/11 Asuncion, PY - Sala Garcia Lorca ^
9/13 Montevideo, UY - Sala Del Museo ^
9/14 Rio de Janeiro, BR - Circo Voador ^
9/15 Sao Paulo, BR - Carioca Club ^
9/16 Belo Horizonte, BR - Music Hall BH ^
9/18 Porto Alegre, BR - Opiniao ^
9/19 Curitiba, BR - Hermes Bar ^
9/21 Manaus, BR - Teatro Manauara ^
9/22 Fortaleza, BR - Espaco Jangada ^
9/23 Recife, BR - Baile Perfumado ^
9/25 Buenos Aires, AR - Teatro Vorterix ^
9/26 Santiago, CH - Teatrp Caupolican ^
9/27 Lima, PE - CC Festiva ^
9/29 Bogota, CO - Auditoro Mayor Cun ^
9/30 San Jose, CR - Club Peppers ^
10/3 San Salvador, ES - Cifco ^
10/4 Mexico City, MX - Pabellon Cuervo ^
10/5 Queretero, MX - Auditoro Arteaga ^
10/7 Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage ^
^ with Cannibal Corpse
Stay in touch with NAPALM DEATH for further news on their upcoming release, "Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs", and additional tour dates!
Vicious Circle set to release "Unearthed Precision"
first EP in over seven years!
DEVILDRIVER Announces "Outlaws 'Til The End" U.S. Headline Tour with Support from Jinjer & Raven Black
Beginning October 23 in Phoenix, AZ | Tour Dates: www.devildriver.com
Watch a Tour Commercial Here
New Album, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 out Now via Napalm Records
Physical/Digital/Bundles - http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd
Merchandise - www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders
ARMORED SAINT Announces North American Tour; Band To Perform Symbol Of Salvation In Its Entirety
Photo By: Nico Poalillo
Skeletonwitch hit us with the second track "When Paradise Fades" from their forthcoming album, Devouring Radiant Light out July 20th on Prosthetic Records. The band's guitarist Nate Garnette calls it "a supercharged nano-epic that takes you from greasy rock n roll, to off-the-rails blackened destruction and beyond." He further explains, "I tried to keep the intensity and grit front-and-center while making it a journey instead of a two-minute banger." The track debuted over at Kerrang! who describe "the band edges deeper into black metal territory than ever before, with blastbeats, guitar tremolo, and atmospheric intros aplenty."
While black metal has always been a recognizable component of the Skeletonwitch DNA, Devouring Radiant Light sees the band crashing headlong into the subgenre like never before. And where Skeletonwitch previously ran its output through a Second Wave Black Metal filter, Devouring incorporates a strong atmospheric influence. Bergtatt-era Ulver and Cascadian black metal lineage are palpable. But the expansion of influence does not stop there.
They've succeeded where many have failed: they have reformulated their sound mid-career with dizzyingly triumphant results. Since their inception over a decade ago, Skeletonwitch have been known for blending and bending metal subgenres. The members' collective love of Judas Priest, classic-era Metallica and Immortal has always been worn on their sleeves and remains evident. However, it's the band's blacker leanings that have shifted to the forefront and altered the tenor of the through line on this latest offering.
Devouring Radiant Light was recorded by Converge guitarist and engineering deity Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Kvelertak, Chelsea Wolfe) at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. The band's rapport with Ballou provided the familiarity necessary to embrace uncharted creative territory. Melodeath genre architect Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, At the Gates) mixed the album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The record was mastered by Brad Boatright of metallic hardcore greats From Ashes Rise at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, OR.
Just after a long spring North American run with Obituary and Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch ready a European tour in support of Devouring Radiant Light this month. U.S. fall dates with System of a Down and At The Drive-In have been confirmed. Check below for a full list and stay tuned for more.
Scott Hedrick (guitar), Nate Garnette (guitar), Evan Linger (bass), Adam Clemans (vocals)
20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE, their first album in four years that's due out April 27 via BMG and marking their debut on the label. The album is available for pre-order now (here) with instant grat track, "Bulletproof."
Arriving to radio today, February 28, the first single is "Bulletproof," which shows the band--Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]--doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft. An official music video is coming soon.
What inspired the songs on WHEN LEGENDS RISE? "It was just about evolving as a songwriter," says singer and songwriter Sully Erna. "I wanted to stretch my wings out even further to use all the experiences I've had with writing different types of music over the years and applying that to find a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, but still maintaining the power of Godsmack."
WHEN LEGENDS RISE, the band's seventh studio album, was recorded at their headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire and produced by Erik Ron and Sully Erna. Sonically intense and layered, it pushes the band forward and kicks off with the title track which begins with tribal-style drums and lethal riffs. "When Legends Rise" speaks to "the band and our journey," says Erna."It's been an amazing road we have traveled through all the ups and downs. But being able to conquer those challenging times with alcohol and egos and everything else that can tear a band apart is what we are the most proud of. To be able to stand strong again and do it better than we ever have. It's about burning it down and building it back up. It's the Phoenix rising from the ashes!"
Emotions run strong on "Bulletproof." Says Erna: "I always write about things that have affected me on an emotional level. I think everyone knows that about me by now. But if I choose to do that, I have to be prepared to be honest and vulnerable. And so the challenge is figuring out how 'exposed' you want to be with personal information. But I've also learned over the years that for me, being transparent, even to the point of embarrassment sometimes, is so much better than holding it inside and extending that pain longer than you need to. 'Bulletproof' is just another moment in my life when I allowed myself to be vulnerable and got hurt. It's this kind of carelessness from other people that eventually hardens you and forces you to put up that wall to protect yourself. So when and if they circle back around and try to get back in, you make yourself bulletproof."
Another album standout is the anthemic "Unforgettable" with its towering, massive sound and some special vocal guests. "It's my favorite song on the record," says Erna. "And thanks to an organization I work with called C.A.T.S. (Community Alliance for Teen Safety) that focuses on helping young kids stay on the right path, I invited a bunch of kids from the DERRY Middle Schools of New Hampshire to sing with me which I feel really brought this song over the top! They were incredible, and the song is Unforgettable!!"
WHEN LEGENDS RISE is also highlighted by the powerful string-laden ballad "Under Your Scars." "I come from a very broad background in music," explains Erna. "My great uncle was a famous composer in Sicily, and my dad is still a musician and runs an Italian band in the Boston area. So as I've grown over the years as an artist, I've regressed back to ALL TYPES of music and instruments I love working with and composing. So I called upon my dear friend Irina Chirkova to lay down the cello parts and Zvezdelina Haltakova (both from Bulgaria) did all the violin parts for me. And I really feel that this specific track will be something people will gravitate towards since it's the first real ballad we've put on a Godsmack record. I think like it or not, they will gravitate towards it to explore it out of curiosity. But again, it's about taking risks and expanding."
WHEN LEGENDS RISE follows the success of 2014's 1,000 HP, which entered the Top Billboard 200 chart at #3, with two #1 debuts (Billboard Top Alternative Albums: #1 Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums: #1).
One of rock's most explosive live acts,GODSMACK will perform at seven U.S. festivals, between April 27 and July 14 (see the dates below), to be followed later this year by a major outdoor amphitheater tour (details TBA).
The WHEN LEGENDS RISEtrack listing is:
"When Legends Rise"
"Every Part Of Me"
"Take It To The Edge"
"Under Your Scars"
"Just One Time"
"Say My Name"
"Let It Out"
"Eye Of The Storm"
GODSMACK's initial 2018 tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 4/27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
Sat 4/28 Sunrise, FL Fort Rock Festival
Sat 5/5 Concord, NC Monster Energy's Carolina Rebellion
Fri 5/18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
Fri 5/25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Thu 7/12 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
TBA (7/12-14) Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW) have released the song 'Calm Before The Storm' from their upcoming new album Revival.
Check it out here:
"'Calm Before the Storm' is just a fun song," said singer Howard Jones. "It pairs well with good friends and a road trip. We hope you'll enjoy putting it on repeat."
The band also recently started a series of webisodes about the album
See episode #1 here:
Episode #2 can be viewed here:
Revival will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30. The band recently shared the song 'Die Alone', which opens the album. Watch the video and listen here.
"'Die Alone' is basically a note I had written to myself a couple years ago, and it seemed to really fit the music," said frontman Howard Jones. "We are more than excited to release our album »Revival«, and we all feel it's been worth every bit of the struggle to get it done. See you all soon on the road."
The Los Angeles, CA trio — the aforementioned Jones, Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — drew from five years together as DEVIL YOU KNOW to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new name.
"2016 was a really tough year for us as a band, both personally and professionally," explains Jones. "While going through some lineup changes, we were also battling some issues with the use of our band name. At the same time, I was trying to deal with the loss of my oldest brother, which really hit me hard. During that time, we just bonded like never before. We all meshed because we faced war together. We survived. At the end, we realized we were a real band and decided to make an album representing that resilience. Honestly, we came out of the dark. The name literally signifies what we went through."
"It was time for a change," the singer continues. "It was time for us to try and stretch our wings. We were really going for songs. The structuring made more sense. I was focused on melody and harmony. I really cut loose. All in all, it was the perfect storm. We had so much fun making this, because there were really no restrictions other than creating a heavy and catchy body of work."
The LIGHT THE TORCH lineup boasts one of the most esteemed pedigrees in modern heavy music. Jones spent a decade at the helm of GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-selling titans KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Artusato had much-lauded stint in ALL SHALL PERISH and has attained status as a shred virtuoso. Wombacher was a staple in BLEEDING THROUGH for well over a decade. For Revival, they are joined by EXTINCTION A.D. drummer Mike "Scuzz" Sciulara behind the kit.
Revival is available for pre-order here. The album artwork, pictured below, was designed by Artusato.
Revival track listing:
01. Die Alone
02. The God I Deserve
03. Calm Before the Storm
04. Raise the Dead
05. The Safety of Disbelief
07. The Great Divide
08 .The Bitter End
09. Lost in the Fire
10. The Sound of Violence
11. Pull My Heart Out
12. Judas Convention
Artwork By: Stefan Thanneur
Devouring Radiant Light
July 20, 2018
1 - Fen of Shadows
2 - When Paradise Fades
3 - Temple of the Sun
4 - Devouring Radiant Light
5 - The Luminous Sky
6 - The Vault
7 - Carnarium Eternal
8 - Sacred Soil
SKELETONWITCH NORTH AMERICAN LIVE DATES:
10/13: San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater ^
10/16: Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
10/17: San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center ^
10/19: Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena ^
^ - w/ System of a Down and At The Drive-In
SKELETONWITCH EUROPEAN LIVE DATES:
06/21: Linköping, Sweden - The Crypt
06/22: Oslo, Norway - TONS OF ROCK
06/23: Kiel, Germany - Kieler Schaubude
06/24: Weinheim, Germany - Cafe Zentraal
06/26: Zurich, Switzerland - Werk 21
06/28: Barcelona, Spain - Sala Upload
06/29: Zaragoza, Spain - Sala King Kong
06/30: Vitoria, Spain - Urban Rock Concept
07/2: Nantes, France - Ferreilleur
07/4: Hannover, Germany - Béi Chéz Heinz
07/6: Roskilde, Denmark - ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
07/7: Bucharest, Romania - METALHEAD MEETING
07/8: Cluj-Nopoca, Romania - Hard Club
07/9: Budapest, Hungary
07/10: Bratislava, Slovakia - Fuga
07/11: Graz, Austria - Club Q
07/12: Ballenstedt, Germany - BANG YOUR HEAD
07/13: Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
07/14: Anyksciai, Lithuania - DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR
07/17: Roeselare, Belgium - De Verlichte Geest
07/18: Oberhausen, Germany - Kulttempel
07/19: Osnabruck, Germany - Bastard Club
07/20: Bertingen, Germany - RUDE
07/21: Weil am Reihn, Germany - BADEN IN BLUT
07/23: Tolmin, Slovenia - METAL DAYS
07/25: Brno, Czech Republic - Melodka
07/26: Munich, Germany - FREE & EASY
07/27: Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
07/28: Steenwijk, Netherlands - STONEHENGE FESTIVAL
07/29: Utrecht, Netherlands - De Helling
"'The Valkyrie' is a song about the personal struggles we encounter when facing incredible challenges, yet finding solace by confiding in our closest friends. In our comic book series, this song takes places when James Gearheart and Luther Vance band together to try and end a war that is leading the human race towards extinction." - Quinn McGraw (drummer/vocalist, writer)
Chelsea Grin have dropped their new single "Dead Rose" from their upcoming album Eternal Nightmare, out this summer via Rise Records. The band will also appear on the entire Vans Warped Tour, which runs from June through August.
Listen to the new track +watch the video here.
The album is the first to feature new singer Tom Barber.
The brand new Chelsea Grin lineup is as follows:
Tom Barber – Vocals
David Flinn — Guitar
Stephen Rutishauser — Bass
Pablo Viveros — Drums
The band will take over all Warped Tour social networks on Friday, May 4, as well.
Chelsea Grin have issued the following comprehensive statement regarding the new lineup and album.
"Shit-talkers, rejoice! There is a lot of news to be shared from the CG camp, much of it bittersweet. For some time now, our band has wandered through what felt like hell and back. Medical conditions, personal pressures, tour conflicts and more. It is not in our nature to let this get the best of us, so we always have and will carry on headstrong and determined.
"Alex Koehler has opted to part ways with the band following his recent time spent in rehab and the life changes he's made in newly found sobriety. We are all at a mutual understanding that the nomadic and trying nature of touring is much too volatile of an environment for a recovering alcoholic. He has made huge strides forward in shaping a new and positive lifestyle, and we will always do our part to support our friend and brother. We are still very close, of course, and it goes without saying that we wish him all the strength and willpower needed to continue his inspiring progress. We ask that all of you respectfully do the same for Alex.
"Furthermore, late last year Jacob Harmond parted ways with the band; you may have noticed via social media or on our most recent Never Say Die tour. Jacob recently had his second of two children, and has found his passion redirected toward family and personal goals. Again, his parting was carried out entirely amicably and with absolutely no hard feelings. As with Alex, we will forever support Jacob and his family, and will always remain close friends.
"Surely, this all comes as heavy news to our supporters and long time fans, but we want to confidently reassure that Chelsea Grin remains strong. During the recording process, we were faced with the challenge of pushing past obstacles to finish creating an album we were already so emotionally invested in. We had to weigh all options realistically, but abandoning our passion was never one. Our good friend and ally, Tom Barber, has stepped up to the plate to help us achieve a sound we had never imagined. His talent and drive allowed us a renewed energy, making the choice clear. Please provide Tom a warm welcome into the band, and saddle up for a darker, more aggressive sound than you've heard from us yet.
"At this point, we are done cycling faces through the band for both your sakes and ours; we will be carrying on live as a four-piece. After finding our strongest sound yet, we want to avoid confusion and a shift from the current creative focus, in addition to adding yet another face to a seemingly ever-changing lineup. We will absolutely be delivering the same crushing performance and presence as always.
"All of that being said, we present to you 'Dead Rose,' the first single off of our upcoming album, Eternal Nightmare. Welcome to a new era of Chelsea Grin.
"Catch us all summer long on Warped Tour at the Monster Mutant Red Dawn stage performing both new and old material. We assure you that you won't want to miss it."
Texas metalcore juggernaut I AM have signed with brand new, New England-based label 1126 Records. This marks the label's debut signing and release and it will focus on finding, developing, and releasing with the best up 'n' coming metal and hardcore bands out there. Watch the promo video here.
I AM will be recording their follow-up to Life Through Torment this summer with Randy LeBoeuf at Graphic Nature Audio.(Kublai Khan, Left Behind, Great American Ghost). They are slated to release there second full length album this fall.
"We are very proud to be signing with 1126 Records. Being a foundation band means everything to us. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Randy Lebouf from Graphic Nature Audio. As far as the album, I think we hit spot on with the concept and sound we wanted. Fast, heavy, in your face Texas Death," said vocalist Andrew Hileman.
I AM will be on tour this summer with The Acacia Strain supporting their Continent 10-Year Anniversary tour — all dates are posted below.
I AM ON TOUR:
7.18 - Waterford, NY @ Chrome Food & Spirits
7.19 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
7.20 - Moncton, Canada @ The Caveau
7.21 - Halifax, Canada @ The Marquee Ballroom
7.22 - Fredericton, Canada @ The Capital Complex
7.24 - Ville De Quebec, Canada @ L'Anti Bar & Spectacles
7.25 - Ottawa, Canada @ Mavericks
7.28 - Thunder Bay, Canada @ Crocks
7.30 - Winnipeg, Canada @ The Garrick
7.31 - Saskatoon, Canada @ Louis'
8.2 - Edmonton, Canada @ The Starlite Room
8.3 - Calgary, Canada @ Dickens
8.5 - Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
8.7 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
8.8 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station Taproom
8.10 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
8.11 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8.12 - Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
8.13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
1. The Valkyrie V2
2. Living Machines (SixxSpeed Remix)
Download / Stream I: After Onyx (Declassified Booster Pack)
NAPALM DEATH Debut New Single, "Call That An Option?", From Upcoming Rarities & Covers Compilation, "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs"
Band Announced As Support Act On Second Leg of Slayer's Final N. American Tour alongside Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament; Tickets On Sale Now!
New Jersey thrash/death metal band Vicious Circle will release their EP "Unearthed Precision" on July 27th. The band's first new music in over seven years shows that they haven't lost their ability to unleash hell! With heavy, hardcore technical guitars and vocals that make the hair on your balls stand up Vicious Circle seem poised to takeover the NJ metal scene.
For "Unearthed Precision" the Vicious Circle line up is Brian Cook destroying the mic, Vinny DiBianca shredding guitars, Mel Leach on bass, and Ryan Hill handling the drums. "Unearthed Precision" consists of just over eighteen minutes of ferocious metal in four songs; 'Killing Culture', 'Fear Everything', 'The Pain is the Salvation', and 'Since Oblivion'.
Preorders for "Unearthed Precision" are now avaible on iTunes.
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Living Machines is a progressive metal outfit that tells a science fiction epic through their music and comic book series, Gemini: A Tale of Future Earth. Their first single, "White Flame," was released independently January 13th, 2017 and was later followed up by their first music video (directed by Teaghan McGinnis) that summer. Living Machines’ debut record I: After Onyx was released independently on January 12th, 2018. It was mixed & mastered by Nicolas and Amael of Novelists/DNA Music Studio, and the release was supported by another music video from Teaghan McGinnis. The comic book series that accompanies their music (written by Quinn McGraw and illustrated by David Cousens) has no set release date, but it is currently in illustration and the first issue can be expected to make its appearance sometime in 2018.
Sci-Fi inspired, progressive metal band LIVING MACHINES has released the official music video for “Valkyrie V2,” off of the Declassified Booster Pack for their debut LP, I: After Onyx. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Valkyrie V2” is available to stream / download as part of the band's I: After Onyx (Declassified Booster Pack).
ALICE IN CHAINS has announced the first run of must-see shows for 2018 – a North American headline tour that kicks off April 28th at the House of Blues in Boston. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found HERE.
ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES
TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 28 IN BOSTON
PHOTO CREDIT: JEREMY SAFFER
LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) release new song "Calm Before The Storm"
Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER may be one of the most notable groups in metal, but their personal taste in music reaches far beyond heavy music. Thanks to widely lauded albums like 2005's epoch-shredding The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand, 2011's ante-upping, ultra-brutal Beast and 2016's acclaimed career peak Trust No One, the band - led by iconic vocalist Dez Fafara - are firmly established as one of the most consistent and best loved bands in modern metal. That said, in 2018, all expectations of who and what DEVILDRIVER are will be torched.
As first teased by Fafara last year, the band's upcoming full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End, will finally see its day. The highly-anticipated, monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR with more format options coming soon. Merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are available here: www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders
Head to Rolling Stone Country now to hear a clip of DEVILDRIVER's cover of Hank3's "Country Heroes", featuring Hank3 himself, and read all about Outlaws 'Til The End: https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/devildriver-recruit-hank-3-for-outlaws-til-the-end-album-w518419
Outlaws 'Til The End is both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal world for the best part of two decades now. "I think real music has always gotten to me, whether it's the blues or even real Goth music like Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy, as well as outlaw country greats like Johnny Cash, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, and Willie Nelson," Fafara explains. "That stuff has always attracted me, and this is absolutely the real McCoy. The blues and outlaw country are what made rock n' roll. They were around before rock n' roll... and in my head, I've always heard these songs heavy."
From the opening seconds of Hank3's"Country Heroes" onward, Outlaws 'Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara's unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws 'Til The End was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), with Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer also lending recording talents. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.
Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday13 lends his incensed rasp to George Jones' "If Drinking Don't Kill Me", 36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow brings fire and soul to Steve Earle's, "Copperhead Road", and Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell helps to turn Richard Thompson's anti-war classic, "Dad's Gonna Kill Me", into a brooding gothic metal extravaganza. Meanwhile, Lamb of God members Randy Blythe and Mark Morton contribute to an exhilarating decimation of Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" before Randy makes a second appearance on DEVILDRIVER's version of cowboy standard "Ghost Riders In The Sky"; the latter featuring the son of Johnny Cash himself.
DEVILDRIVER Outlaws 'Til The End track listing:
1. "Country Heroes"
Written by Hank Williams III
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara
2. "Whiskey River"
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara
3. "Outlaw Man"
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
4. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
Written by Stan Jones
Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara
5. "I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)"
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
6. "If Drinking Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)"
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara
7. "The Man Comes Around"
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
8. "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
9. "Copperhead Road"
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara
10. "Dad's Gonna Kill Me"
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara
11. "A Country Boy Can Survive"
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
12. "The Ride"
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
"I knew right away that I wanted to have guests on this record, and the first guest I wanted was John Carter Cash," Fafara recalls. "I didn't want this thing to exist without John, without Hank3 or without Randy [Blythe]. Basically, there were a certain amount of guests that I definitely wanted on it, but as I kept asking people, everyone kept saying yes! Randy and Mark [Morton] are both from the country and they were immediately on board. With John, we wound up talking for two hours when we first met, all about his love of heavy metal and my love of outlaw country and my love of his dad's music. All he wanted to do was talk about metal and all I wanted to do was talk about outlaw country. It was the craziest thing."
Not only just content with a collaboration with John Carter Cash, the album also features the iconic voice of Fear, US punk rock legend Lee Ving. "Lee has a country band called Range War and when he first started in music, his mother gave him her mandolin to play, so he played country music before he ever did punk rock," Fafara notes. "I've been fortunate enough in my career to do songs with Ozzy and some of the greats, but doing a song with Lee Ving? What can I say... he's my ultimate hero in life. I had a Fear shirt on the first time I ran away from home, you know?"
Still charging forward, proudly against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws 'Til The End before. But then, nor has anyone else.The perfect marriage of badass country grit and neck-wrecking groove metal supremacy, it's a pistol-packing game-changer delivered by true heavy metal outlaws.
Stay tuned for more new music and videos coming soon in anticipation of Outlaws 'Til The End.
Upcoming DEVILDRIVER performances:
7/12 - Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/15 - Mansfield, OH @ The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the "Shawshank Prison" - INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival
Dez Fafara - Vocals
Mike Spreitzer - Guitar
Neal Tiemann - Guitar
Diego Ibarra - Bass
Austin D'Amond - Drums
GHOST - CHAPTER ONE: NEW BLOOD
CHELSEA GRIN DROP NEW SINGLE + VIDEO "DEAD ROSE"+ REVEAL NEW SINGER
NEW ALBUM ETERNAL NIGHTMARE OUT THIS SUMMER VIA RISE RECORDS
BAND APPEARING ON ENTIRE VANS WARPED TOUR
This summer, ARMORED SAINT will embark on a North American tour commemorating their classic Symbol Of Salvation full-length. On this special thirteen-date run, the band will perform the record in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD. Support will be provided by labelmates Act Of Defiance. See all confirmed dates below.
Frontman John Bush comments: "Symbol Of Salvation! Arguably ARMORED SAINT's most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like 'Another Day' and 'Last Train Home,' experimental tunes like 'Tainted Past' and 'The Truth Always Hurts,' and classic SAINT rockers like 'Reign Of Fire,' 'Dropping Like Flies,' and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It's going to be a memorable tour. Songs like 'Burning Question' and 'Spineless' we've never played live before. Come share it with us. Let's make Dave proud."
ARMORED SAINT w/ Act Of Defiance:
7/10/2018 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
7/15/2018 Petite Campus - Montreal, QC
7/17/2018 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
7/20/2018 Shelter - Detroit, MI
7/21/2018 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
7/22/2018 Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
8/16/2018 Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
8/18/2018 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records will reissue Symbol Of Salvation on CD and LP on May 18th. The LP will feature a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the "Metal Blade Originals" series. Special treatment and 400-gram heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250-gram inserts guaranteed! The CD will include four bonus tracks. Preorder your copies now via Indie Merch, EMP, or eBay!
After being dropped by Chrysalis Records in 1988, ARMORED SAINT began writing for a new record and searched for a new label. During 1989, founding guitarist/songwriter Dave Prichard was diagnosed with Leukemia. In January 1990, Prichard was hospitalized for a bone marrow transplant but succumbed to the treatment, passing away on February 28th, 1990. By this time, the band was writing as a four-piece, with Dave being the sole guitarist; they had written twenty-five songs and demoed all of them.
Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel approached ARMORED SAINT and offered a recording deal in late spring of 1990. They regrouped with original guitarist Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, who was hired as a touring guitarist during a 1989 tour with King Diamond. The recording of this new album - which would become Symbol Of Salvation - began in the winter of 1990 with producer Dave Jerdan (Alice In Chains, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and it was engineered by Brain Carlstrom (Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie). During recording, the band used a guitar solo from a demo track played by Dave, and included it on the song "Tainted Past."
ARMORED SAINT toured with the likes of The Scorpions, Suicidal Tendencies, Wrathchild America, Sepultura, and more, in support of Symbol Of Salvation. Now, in 2018, the band brings back these classic tracks to the live setting, for fans to enjoy once again, in honor of Dave's memory.
Thrash metal band WarClown finishes new album with Juan Urteaga and Charlie Bonnet III