GWAR & Hatebreed  Co-Headline 
10/9: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
10/10: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/12: Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House 
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
10/19: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/22: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
10/25: Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/26: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
10/27: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
10/28: Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
 *Festival Appearance
GWAR Headline Dates:
10/29: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
10/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/2: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
11/3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/6: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10: Richmond, VA @ The National#
 #With Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Toxic Holocaust 
GWAR W/Iron Reagan and Against the Grain:
12/27: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
12/28: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
12/29: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/30: Philadelphia, PA @ North Seventh
12/31: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva^
^Stonecutters to open
For More Info Visit:


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!

All That Remains have just dropped two new songs from their forthcoming ninth full-length album Victim of the New Disease — out November 9 via Razor & Tie/Fearless.

Listen to "
Wasteland" and "Everything's Wrong."

"This disc is everything ATR is," said singer Philip Labonte. "When it's heavy — it's really heavy. When it's not, it's tender and emotive. But when it's not emotive, it's heavy as hell."

The quintet — the aforementioned Labonte [lead vocals], Oli Herbert [lead guitar], Mike Martin [rhythm guitar], Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals]— previously shared the punishing and patently pummeling new track "Fuck Love." Listen

Labonte offered further insight into the album, saying, "We decided to throw a curveball… and do the heaviest record since For We Are Many in 2010! It was the perfect way to follow-up Madness, where we did some different styles and songs and even covered a country song. People might've expected something more experimental, but throwing curveballs is what we do."

Victim of the New Disease is available for pre-order

The band will also embark on a European tour in December with Sevendust. Dates are below.

1. "Fuck Love"
2. "Everything's Wrong"
3. "Blood I Spill"
4. "Wasteland"
5. "Alone In The Darkness"
6. "Misery In Me"
7. "Broken"
8. "Just Tell Me Something" (Featuring Danny Worsnop)
9. "I Meant What I Said"
10. "Victim of the New Disease"

Since their formation in Massachusetts during 1998, All That Remains have built an undeniable legacy upheld by airtight songcraft, knifepoint precise metallic instrumentation, and stadium-size hard rock hooks. As a result, they've outlasted trials, tribulations, and trends to stand tall as as one of this century's most consistent purveyors of heavy music with a bulletproof canon of arena-worthy anthems. All That Remains' discography is highlighted by success at Active Rock including radio hits in the top 10 such as "Two Weeks," "What If I Was Nothing," and their first number one "Stand Up."

The band averages 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify (an unprecedented feat for a metal band in any era), while cumulative sales eclipse 1 million albums worldwide. Not to mention, they've earned five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and four in the Top 5. Most recently, 2017's Madness spawned the smash cover of Garth Brooks' "The Thunder Rolls," which trended on VEVO and generated 21 million plus total views and 8 million Spotify streams in under a year's time. In addition to packing houses as a headliner, they've practically burned down the festival stages everywhere from Rock on the Range to Welcome to Rockville.

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.


GWAR Announce December Headline Shows!

                                 [Photo by Pablo Montano]
CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off a month-long North American tour this week supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and recent additions, Visceral Disgorge. See all confirmed dates below.
The tour comes in advance of CATTLE DECAPITATION's Medium Rarities full-length, set for release on November 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Featuring six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky demos (1999) with frontman Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, "Rotting Children For Remote Viewing," as well as the six songs from 2005's split EP with Caninus and other rarities, this compilation spans the band's twenty-two-year long career and is a must-have for any CATTLE DECAPITATION devotee.

For a preview of Medium Rarities, "An Exposition Of Insides," a Japanese bonus track from 2012's Monolith Of Inhumanity, can be streamed now at: where the collection can also be preordered in various formats.
CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Suffocation, Krisiun,  and

Visceral Disgorge:
10/21/2018 Mulcahy's Concert Hall - Wantagh, NY
10/22/2018 Middle East Down - Cambridge, MA
10/23/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
10/24/2018 Lee's Place - Toronto, ON
10/25/2018 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
10/26/2018 The Forge - Joliet, IL
10/27/2018 Amsterdam Bar And Grill - St. Paul, MN
10/29/2018 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
10/30/2018 Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
10/31/2018 Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
11/01/2018 Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID
11/02/2018 Club Sur Rocks - Seattle, WA
11/03/2018 Lola's Room - Portland, OR
11/04/2018 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
11/05/2018 Whisky A Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
11/06/2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/07/2018 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
11/09/2018 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
11/10/2018 Gas Monkey Bar 'N' Grill - Dallas, TX
11/11/2018 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
11/13/2018 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/14/2018 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center - Greensboro, NC
11/15/2018 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
11/16/2018 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
11/17/2018 Reverb - Reading, PA

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

(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

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, 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:
Watch a Tour Commercial
New Album, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 out Now via Napalm Records
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Thrash metal band WarClown finishes new album with Juan Urteaga and Charlie Bonnet III

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 

"'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
06. Virus
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

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 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 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:
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:
- "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:
- "Copperhead Road" featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists:
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

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) release new song "Calm Before The Storm"

Music Lineup Announced For
ShipRocked 2019

Papa Roach Leads Spectacular Bill Which Also Features
Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust,
Motionless In White & Many More,
Along With Comedian Brian Posehn

ShipRocked Expands To 5 Days
Celebrating 10 Years Of Rock ‘N’ Roll On The High Seas
January 26-31, 2019 Onboard Carnival Valor

Departing From Galveston, Texas, With Stops In
Cozumel And The Yucatan In Mexico

Staterooms Sold Out; Wait List Available

Critically heralded Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose has teamed up with today to unveil a new video for their song “The Rain.” The track is featured on the band’s acclaimed, debut album, Laugh Tracks, which is available everywhere now from Pure Noise Records. 
“We’re really excited about this one, I think we’re ending the Laugh Tracks cycle on a strong note thanks to Max Moore. Definitely the most fun video to shoot.” - Bryan Garris
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Knocked Loose’s new video for “The Rain” comes as the band is amidst their final North American tour in support of their groundbreaking 2016 debut album, Laugh Tracks. The band’s tour with Beartooth and Sylar will continue through October and November. Tickets are on sale now! 
Follow the band at for more updates.
Knocked Loose 2018 Fall Tour Dates with Beartooth and Sylar:
10/10 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
10/11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
10/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/17 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
10/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawk’s
10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
10/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/31 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s Bar & Grill
11/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/04 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
11/06 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/10 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
11/11 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
11/12 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/15 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/17 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
12/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks *
* with Every Time I Die (no Beartooth or Sylar)
For More Information: 

Following an earth-shattering appearance at this weekend's Rock Allegiance Festival in the cesspool known as Camden, NJ your Lords and Masters GWAR kicked off the Gore, Core and More Tour last night with co-headliners Hatebreed.  Find a complete list of dates below. 
But there is no rest for the wicked! GWAR have now confirmed a run of shows in December in addition to their previously announced New Year's Eve show in Norfolk, VA. These shows start December 27th in Indianapolis, IN and will see support coming from Iron Reagan and Against the Grain.  
Tickets for the December shows go on sale this Thursday October 11th via special pre-sales and to the general public this Friday October 12th.  VIP upgrades will be available 

"HO! HO! HO! Merry SeXmas! Come join GWAR for a special holiday show as we stalk and kill the fat bearded pedophile known as Santa Claus, fill the stockings of every child in the world with diarrhea, decapitate Father Time, and molest the Baby New Year!"says lead singer Blöthar.

GWAR W/Iron Reagan and Against the Grain:
12/27: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
12/28: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
12/29: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/30: Philadelphia, PA @ North Seventh
12/31: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva^
^Stonecutters to open

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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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

More information on Charlie Bonnet III can be found at

Live footage of WarClown performing "On The Shoulders Of Giants" can be found

Video of Charlie Bonnet III tracking WarClown vocals can be found here.

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Kick Off North American Tour With Suffocation This Week

A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, and more, expanding to five days and nights, departing from Galveston, TX, with stops in Cozumel and the Yucatán in Mexico.

Staterooms for ShipRocked 2019 are sold out, but a wait list is available at

Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach said, “We are so excited to join the 10th Anniversary cruise…It’s our third time on the bill and our first time headlining! You can expect a few surprises and a real rock show on the open sea - we can’t wait to see everyone taking part next year!!!”

Lajon Witherspoon from ShipRocked veterans Sevendust said, “I am so excited and so looking forward to taking part in the 10th anniversary of ShipRocked. We have met so many incredible people throughout the years that have become part of the Sevendust family. I always look forward to celebrating music and life with them at sea as well as on land. ShipRockers rule. God Bless Everyone and see you soon.”

The current music, comedy and special guest lineup for ShipRocked 2019 is as follows: Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Atreyu, 10 Years, Tremonti, Nonpoint, Monster Truck, Skindred, Wilson,’68, RavenEye, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Them Evils, Islander, as well as a very special appearance to be announced soon.

In addition, ShipRocked’s own featured all-star band The Stowaways will include: Adrian Patrick & Ryan Patrick (Otherwise), Brian “Head” Welch (Korn), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Chris Warner (former Butcher Babies), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Dameon Aranda & Gabe Aranda (Aranda), Davey Suicide, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Geoff Tate, James Decker & Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Joey Duenas & Jorge Duenas (Unloco), John Deservio (Black Label Society), John Tempesta (The Cult), Norwegian YouTube sensation Leo Moracchioli, Phil Buckman (Fuel), Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend), Traa & Wuv (P.O.D.), and more, plus various special guests from ShipRocked bands.

ShipRocked 2019 also welcomes comedian Brian Posehn and guest hosts Kayla Riley, Big Jay Oakerson and Ralph Sutton.

ShipRocked guests will be treated to a special advance screening of Brian “Head” Welch’s new documentary film Loud Krazy Love. View a teaser trailer for the film here:

Head explains, "I am so excited to be back on ShipRocked for the 10 year anniversary and to host a special screening of my new film Loud Krazy Love. Watching the movie together with my friends in other bands and ShipRockers is going to be amazing, as they will all relate to the wild rollercoaster ride of life in the rock ’n roll world."

ShipRocked creator and producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment says, “Apart from being one of the most epic vacation experiences, ShipRocked is a celebration of the best live bands in rock music, regardless of generation or sub-genre. Over the last nine years we’ve been fortunate enough to have an incredibly diverse group of hard rock, alternative rock, punk and metal artists grace our stages, and our 10th anniversary sailing will be no different. We are immensely proud of the 2019 lineup and our exclusive all-star band, The Stowaways. We can’t wait for our guests to rock hard and vacation harder in January and look forward to continuing in the same tradition for another 10 years.”

Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. In addition to unique performances and musical collaborations, ShipRocked onboard and beach activities include photo meet and greets with band members, artist hosted events and activities, crazy theme nights, after hours parties and more. Loudwire called ShipRocked "…a staple of the hard rock and metal event calendar [March 1, 2017]."

ShipRocked guests will enjoy luxury accommodations onboard the Carnival Valor throughout the vacation. Carnival Valor features multiple gourmet dining options, including Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Mongolian Wok, Ol’ Fashioned BBQ, and more. With 22 bars and lounges, well appointed sleeper accommodations, a tranquil spa, casino, fitness center, mini-golf, wet and wild waterslide, and multiple pools and hot-tubs, guests will have a frontier of options to choose from.

For more information on ShipRocked 2019’s Wild West 10th anniversary excursion “SRX: The Good, The Bad and The Skully,” visit:


                             Rock Hard. Vacation Harder.

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