OCTOBER 1st 2014
ZTV WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED
Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on from the announcement of the Z² double-album, which is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here: www.ziltoid.com

Devin had this to say: Hey guys! Devin here... been a few weeks since the Z2 album was delivered, and we've been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records. As I've mentioned, Z2 is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such...I'm really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release! The crowd-funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I'd always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =) Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue =)
Devin

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

11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro  (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

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

5/3/15 - La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 - Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/3/15 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 - Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 - Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 - Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 - O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 - Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 - Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT

 

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
ONSLAUGHT SINGER TO SIT OUT UP COMING TOUR
Onslaught vocalist Sy Keeler will sit out the bands upcoming ‘THRASH INVSION TOUR’ of the US / Canada / South America, featuring ‘ONSLAUGHT / ARTILLERY / VX36 due to health issues with his son.

Sy Keeler comments:
I know you are going to be disappointed with my decision as am I, but I sincerely hope you can understand our situation. My reason for this is the ongoing health issues with my son who has been suffering with a debilitating illness for some time, he is still on a downward path with no sign of any recovery on the horizon, therefore to be away for 2 months will put a lot of pressure on the family and increased anxiety on my son. We also have regular visits to specialists coming up during the next 6 months. Therefore at this time I am having to think of my family first and sadly I am unable to be away in the Americas for the duration intended..
 
Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett adds: We’re extremely gutted that Sy cannot make this tour and of course we wish Sy’s family all the best in this difficult time, we are positive things will improve in the very near future and look forward to having Sy with us back real soon..

It was a really tough decision for us to make also, but Sy was very supportive that we take out a replacement vocalist to make this tour happen.

So much work had already been carried out by our management / booking agents / promoters behind the scenes it would have been unfair to let our team down, the other bands down and most importantly not to let our fans down.

On a positive note, It’s gonna be awesome to have Neil Turbin on board for the tour, for me he’s always been one of the best Thrash Metal vocalists out there no question, his work on the ‘Anthrax album ‘Fistful of Metal’ was simply amazing and I believe he’s one of the only guys in the genre who could step into Sy’s shoes. I think It brings a unique edge to this tour and I’m sure the fans will really dig what they hear..!!

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
VESANIA RELEASE TRACK FROM "DEUS EX MACHINA"

Vesania, the Polish symphonic black metal act that features current and former members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Vader, and Decapitated, have been toiling for over a decade.. The band's fourth full-length album, and first since 2007, is finally scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The brand new track, "Innocence," can be heard now on metalblade.com/vesania, where fans can also pre-order a copy of the album!


Vesania is:
Orion - guitars and voices
Daray - drums
Siegmar - synths and samples
Heinrich - bass
Valeo - guitars

Vesania's roots are firmly planted in Poland, but their reach has been expanding throughout the years across the globe. The collective experience of the members of the band speaks volumes of their knowledge and ability to craft world class albums.

There's no singular unifying lyrical concept on "Deus Ex Machina", but there's a main theme, a coherent and deliberate thread running from the title through the music. The title of the album is a term from ancient Greek tragedy and translates to "god from the machine". The idea for the concept was that a machine, typically a rudimentary crane, would lower a thespian playing god onto the stage to solve the seemingly unsolvable conflict in the plot. In modern entertainment, the term has evolved to primarily refer to a cheap solution in a poorly written script or novel. Alternatively, Vesania's "Deus Ex Machina" is a call for any kind of help or intervention because all of the lyrics on the album are hopeless and show characters in situations that leaves them powerless. One of the tracks tells the story of the lowering of an actor, supposedly the god, onto a stage before a corrupted man searching for answers. Instead, that actor is lowered by a noose around their neck, having already died. The lyrics paint a drab picture, particularly when paired with equally bleak music. Recording was completed at Sound Division Studio, with mastering by Scott Hull at Visceralsound Studios.

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES- LIVE IN CONCERT

Get your tickets before they sell out to see John 5 and the Creatures LIVE online world wide across 3 time zones! CLICK HERE to buy NOW: http://bit.ly/HMPGJ5


This once in a life-time LIVE online video concert is hosted by metal-shredder, Chris Broderick of Megadeth - LiveCast Entertainment, in association with Fender Guitar, Boss Electronics and Dean Markley Strings, are the proud sponsors – John 5 and The Creatures feature John 5 (guitar), Rodger Carter (drums) and Larry "Bones" Dennison (Dio, Tony MacAlpine, Lita Ford) on bass.
 
This live online experience allows the audience personal time with John 5 in an in-depth Q&A in real-time, which Chris Broderick will moderate. The audience will also have a chance to win unique giveaways throughout the show for the Top 13 supporters, including a signed John 5 Squire Telecaster, several signed BOSS pedals and other cool signed gifts.
 
This event will be broadcast online only, on October 18, 2014, across three time zones; The Americas at 7:00pm (PST); Europe at 7:00pm (BST); and the Pacific Rim at 7:00pm (HKT). This pay-per-view event goes on sale September 18, 2014. The tickets are not to a brick & mortar venue, but to a crazy online experience you will only get here, this night only – This will not be archived for later viewing so get your tickets before it sells out - Details can be found at www.john-5.com.
 
BUY YOU TICKETS NOW: http://bit.ly/HMPGJ5

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
AT THE GATES RELEASE TITLE TRACK
Today marks the debut of AT THE GATES' first new material in 19 years: the title track from their highly anticipated album, At War With Reality, due out worldwide on October 27th via Century Media Records! To hear this momentous single from the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal pioneers, listen to the song  below:



AT THE GATES' Jonas Björler (bass) comments: "We have finally reached the moment for the unveiling of a first full brand new AT THE GATES song! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this record for the past year, and we are very happy to now present you the title track of 'At War With Reality'. Let the journey begin..."

With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES recorded At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR). Never compromising their vision, this is an album that once again captures the honesty and integrity that has defined AT THE GATES, making them one of the most significant extreme metal names of the past 25 years. True devotees have always been excited by the band's willingness to be diverse; At War With Reality continues that tradition after 19 years of anticipation. With this long-awaited album, "the greatest Swedish Death Metal band ever reclaims their rightful throne" (DECIBEL MAGAZINE).

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

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

See below for an overview of the various album formats for At War With Reality:
- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
- Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
- Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Ltd. 2x10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro

The 12" LP format will be available in the following colored vinyl editions:
- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Webshop EU)
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)

At War With Reality standard track-listing
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
ORANGE GOBLIN EMBARK ON US TOUR
With ORANGE GOBLIN's Back From The Abyss full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record. Set to begin December 1st and run through December 21st, ORANGE GOBLIN will return to the stage touring alongside Down, Bl'ast, and labelmates, King Parrot!


Vocalist Ben Ward comments, "I remember being a spotty 19 year old rushing out to the record store to buy the first Down album NOLA the very day it came out in 1994. Now, twenty years on, I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming that ORANGE GOBLIN are heading back to North America as main support to the mighty Down. It really is fairytale stuff for us. Down are one of the bands that are the reason ORANGE GOBLIN exists. To be given this opportunity to go out to promote our brand new album, Back From The Abyss, to the Down fans is just a dream come true the rest of the band and I can't wait to get started. The fact that we also get to see Bl'ast and King Parrot every night just makes it all so hard to believe! Hail the Leaf! Hail the RIFF! Hail DOWN!"
 
Recorded earlier this year, Back From The Abyss reunites ORANGE GOBLIN with producer Jamie Dodd; who served as producer on the band's best selling album in North America to date - 2012's A Eulogy For The Damned. Two songs already have fans globally excited; Loudwire and Metal Hammer premiered the Motörhead-tinged "The Devil's Whip" to overwhelming success on August 15th. Last week Noisey premiered the first video from the album for the song "Sabbath Hex." The band is currently working on a second video for the song "Mythical Knives" which is expected to be completed by month's end.
 
Touring for the album will start in Europe on October 9th. Travelling the continent with friends Saint Vitus, ORANGE GOBLIN will pull song selections from their extensive catalog now spanning eight studio albums. Tickets for their North American dates are set to go on sale for shows Friday, September 19th.
 
ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl'ast, King Parrot:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater - San Antonio TX
12/03/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles CA
12/07/2014 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market - Seattle WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central - Calgary AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory - Spokane WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live - Houston TX

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
DRAGONFORCE ANNOUNCE US TOUR



DRAGONFORCE released their latest album "Maximum Overload" to critical acclaim this past August on Metal Blade Records. Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band's first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.

In support of the album DRAGONFORCE has announced they will be returning to North America in 2015 on tour with Kamelot. The tour begins April 27th in Baltimore, MD and wraps up May 23rd in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. Tickets are on sale now for all dates at http://www.enterthevault.com.

Guitarist Herman Li on the tour:

"It's always a problem where to start a World Tour and as we started the last touring cycle in North America we started this one in the UK, but there was another factor, we wanted to go out touring in North America with a superb band, so when the call came from Kamelot for us to join them on their tour we didn't hesitate! This will be a fantastic tour and a fantastic evening for the fans…see you all there!!!"

"Maximum Overload" available now at metalblade.com/dragonforce, in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats! Don’t forget to check out the band’s brand new video for "The Game" HERE.

DRAGONFORCE
w/ Kamelot
04/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
04/28: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
04/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
05/02: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
05/03: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
05/05: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
05/06: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
05/07: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
05/09: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
05/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
05/11: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
05/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
05/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
05/15: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
05/16: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
05/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
05/20: Austin, TX @ Emos
05/21: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Live
05/22: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theatre
05/23: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues (Orlando)

SEPTEMBER 25th 2014
ORIANTHI TO CO-HOST 2015 SHE ROCKS AWARDS

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is thrilled to announce that Orianthi will co-host the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Honoring women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the She Rocks Awards is slated to take place Friday evening, January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., during the NAMM Show.


“The She Rocks Awards does so much for women in music and I’m excited to be a part of it,” shares Orianthi. “This event recognizes women who truly rock, and it will be my honor to be there to congratulate them!” A 2013 She Rocks Awards honoree, Orianthi is a platinum-selling solo artist and known the world-over as a masterful guitar player, having performed with artists such as Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Carrie Underwood, and more.

Hosting duties will be shared between Orianthi and the WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore. “Orianthi is such an amazing role model for female musicians all over the world,” Whitmore comments. “I can’t think of a better partner for leading the She Rocks Awards!”

The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Orianthi, Sheila E, Gaby Moreno, Malina Moye, Dinah Gretsch, Janie L. Hendrix, Mary Peavey, and more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, educators, fans and media to celebrate women in music.

The WiMN also recently announced its first honoree for the 2015 award show; Grammy-nomiated saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindi Abair. One of the most dynamic and accomplished performers in music today, her latest album Wild Heart debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz and Contemporary Jazz chart. Abair was a featured saxophonist on the Late Show with David Letterman and American Idol, and has toured with rock legends Aerosmith. Additional award honorees will be announced soon.

The She Rocks Awards was previously held on Friday morning, but for 2015 it is moving to an evening event and will take place from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Pacific Ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. The event has sold out for the past two years.

The She Rocks Awards would like to recognize media sponsors NewBay Media, and their publications Guitar World, Guitar Player, Acoustic Nation, Bass Player, Electronic Musician and Keyboard.

Tickets for the 2015 She Rocks Awards go on sale October 15, 2014. To find out more, please visit http://www.thewimn.com/events/she-rocks-awards/.

For information regarding She Rocks Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@thewimn.com.

Learn more about the WiMN at www.thewimn.com.

SEPTEMBER 24th 2014
ALTERBRIDGE HIT THE ROAD FOR
FINAL U.S. HEADLING TOUR
Hard rock’s greatest asset of recent years, Alter Bridge, is hitting the road stateside one more time in 2014. The band will be heading out on a headline run this October in support of their latest album, Fortress. This 13-city run comes on the heels of their sold-out tour this past Spring which had critics raving across the country. ArtistDirect exclaimed about the band’s live show: “Alter Bridge deserves to be one of the biggest bands in North America… It’s time for a revolution over here. It’s time for Alter Bridge to rule...” The headline tour kicks off October 7th in Louisville and runs through October 26th where it wraps up in Los Angeles with more dates possibly to be added during the tour. Alter Bridge will be making stops in Huntington, St. Louis, Seattle and San Francisco to name a few. California Breed has been tapped to open the entire tour with Like A Storm and The Cringe alternating slots depending on the market. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now and fans can go to http://www.alterbridge.com/tour.aspx for direct buy links to each show.

Alter Bridge will also be making a stop at the upcoming Louder Than Life Festival on October 4th before their headline tour kicks off. The festival is taking place in Louisville, KY and Alter Bridge will be playing alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Korn, Limp Bizkit and Stone Temple Pilots. Tickets for the two-day festival can be purchased here: http://tinyurl.com/LouderThanLifetickets.

Alter Bridge recently released a box set to coincide with the anniversary of their first album, One Day Remains. AB X contains 27 discs including all available footage and recordings from various periods throughout the band’s career including Live from Wembley, Download Festival 2005 & 2011 as well as every studio album the band has recorded. AB X also comes with a coffee table that showcases Alter Bridge throughout their successful decade together. The box set is a must-have for any collector and can be purchased at http://www.alterbridgeboxset.com.

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains.  In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide.  Guitarist Magazine voted the epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” the “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time.” ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single.  Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR have used their music.  When Alter Bridge is on hiatus, singer Myles Kennedy can be found fronting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.  Guitarist Mark Tremonti recently released his first solo project All I Was that included Wolfgang Van Halen playing bass with Mark on the road.

 

SEPTEMBER 19th 2014
TWO GWAR MEMBERS ADDED TO TOUR
GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the GWAR Eternal Tour.  The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR's lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious...Both will feature prominently in the anticipated GWAR Eternal Tour - which promises to be the most shocking and entertaining rock show of the year! Get to know your new masters before they grind you to a bloody pulp!


GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks:
10/15: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/17: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
10/18: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - "Rock and Shock Festival"
10/19: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
10/21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
10/22: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's - "Housecore Horror Film Festival
10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/29: Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub
10/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/31: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/6: Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
11/8: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/10: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
 
GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:
11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom
 
GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:
11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/2: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/4: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/5: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/7: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/8: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/9: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

SEPTEMBER 17th 2014
THANATOS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Dutch death/thrash metal veterans THANATOS will release their brand new studio album, Global Purification, on November 17th in Europe and November 18th in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records. With Stephan Gebédi's (guitar, vocals) and Paul Baayens' (guitars) duties with their other bands - HAIL OF BULLETS and ASPHYX - it has become a bit quiet around Netherland's longest running extreme metal band. But 2014 marks THANATOS' 30th anniversary and their return to full power. And what would be better than to celebrate this event with the release of THANATOS' fiercest, most merciless and mature album to date? Global Purification contains 10 tracks of exterminating death/thrash that bring back memories of the days when metal was about breaking rules-- instead of creating them.



For a preview of Global Purification, THANATOS has launched the new track, "Feeding The War Machine", on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/thanatos-feeding-the-war-machine

THANATOS line-up:
Stephan Gebédi - vocals, guitars
Paul Baayens - guitars
Marco de Bruin - bass
Yuri Rinkel - drums

 

SEPTEMBER 14th 2014
INCITE RELEASE "FALLEN" MUSIC VIDEO

Aggressive modern metal band INCITE, fronted by Richie Cavalera, released their new album Up In Hell last week via Minus HEAD Records. Today, the band has unveiled a brand new music video for their track ‘Fallen’, directed by Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed director, Robert Sexton (Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Death Angel). The music video was shot earlier this year in Hollywood, CA. Check out the new video for ‘Fallen’ here:

Front man Richie Cavalera says, “Working with Robert was awesome. The man has a twisted and very dark vision. He knocked this one out of the park, couldn’t have asked for a better director or video. Enjoy ‘Fallen’.”

Up In Hell was produced at Hideaway Studios by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive), who is also responsible for the recording, mixing and mastering of the record. Production assistance was provided by Thomas Bellier and Jon Nicholson of Drum Fetish is credited as drum technician on the album.
 
Over the years, INCITE has toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more. Moreover, they’ve been praised by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, INCITE has reached Top-40-status on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like ‘Army of Darkness’ and the Devil’s Dozen on Liquid Metal with ‘The Aftermath’. Revolver also named 2012’s All Out War its “Album of the Week” upon release.
 
For more information INCITE, please visit these websites:

www.facebook.com/INCITEband
www.twitter.com/INCITEband
www.INCITEaod.com

SEPTEMBER 14th 2014
BLOODBATH SET TO RELEASE "GRAND MORBID FUNERAL" THIS FALL

Sweden's master of horror, Bloodbath - notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members - is set to release its fourth album of supreme death metal, Grand Morbid Funeral, on November 18 through Peaceville Records.


Guitarist, Blakkheim, commented,"We're proud of all these different styled releases and we loved doing each and every one of them, but the objective was never to settle with a certain style, so our time has come to shift once more. It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not become a 'Fathomless part 2,' but in certain aspects it would actually to become its antithesis! So prepare yourselves for an ultimate blueprint of destructive, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal! The time has come to stomp those HM-2 pedals once more and close the circle of the death metal archives with our Grand Morbid Funeral!"
 
The first album since the departure of Opeth vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt, this new Bloodbath album will feature an as yet unnamed new frontman. Metal Hammer magazine (U.K.) is set to reveal the replacement on Tuesday, September 16.
 
Recorded once again at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm, and mixed by David Castillo, Grand Morbid Funeral is undoubtedly the band's darkest and dirtiest opus yet; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, boldly eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favor of something altogether more rotten to the bone.
 
With eerie, doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from U.S. gore-master, Autopsy, Grand Morbid Funeral is a new high-point of brutality for Bloodbath.
 
Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror and the glory days of death metal (especially the old Florida & Stockholm 'Sunlight' scenes), the band has remained a leading light of extreme metal since its 'Breeding Death' EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for 15 years, further cemented by the devastating - and most successful album to date - The Fathomless Mastery in 2008.
 
Bloodbath is set to appear on a string of festivals throughout 2015, including Inferno festival (Norway), Neurotic Deathfest (The Netherlands) and Maryland Deathfest (U.S.) with more TBA.

Stay tuned for more info on Bloodbath and Grand Morbid Funeral.

SEPTEMBER 14th 2014
KING DIAMOND UNVEILS OPENING ACT FOR UPCOMING TOUR

King Diamond would like to welcome Jess and the Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this fall. The occult rock group from Kuopio, Finland, was personally selected by King Diamond himself to be the openers on the tour.


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

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

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


SEPTEMBER 10th 2014
METALROCK FILMS OFFERS FANS CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene.



Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up at WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion.

This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).

'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.
To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E

Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas Åkerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"

Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.  "Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."

And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!

To make a donation, go to:

WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM


www.fanbacked.com


SEPTEMBER 10th 2014
NAMM JAM 2015 RETURNS TO ANAHEIM
The "Hottest Ticket At NAMM*" Returns To The City National Grove of Anaheim!
 
Often described as the "hottest ticket at NAMM*", NAMM JAM 2015 will once again feature an eclectic line-up of groundbreaking, electrifying, live music programming for NAMM* Show attendees from around the world.


 Produced by DELVE TEXAS, NAMM JAM 2015 will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at The City National Grove of Anaheim beginning at 6 pm. The annual NAMMJAM is considered a must attend event by some of music's most influential industry professionals, artists, media and fans. Previous performers have included MEGADETH, SHINEDOWN, JAKE E. LEE'S RED DRAGON CARTEL, PERIPHERY, TESTAMENT, GUTHRIE GOVAN & THE ARISTOCRATS and others.
 
The format for this, the 6th annual NAMMJAM, will resemble prior years shows with a diverse lineup of top-shelf musical performances and an always eye-catching, rock n' roll inspired fashion show.

"Like" and "Follow" DELVE TEXAS for lineup and artist announcements, sponsor updates and to find out how you can get one of the "hottest ticket at NAMM*".

For questions, additional information or sponsorship opportunities,
 contact DELVE TEXAS via email to: info@delvetexas.com.

 *A DELVE TEXAS production. NAMM has no affiliation and/or liability with this event.

SEPTEMBER 8th 2014
LACUNA COIL RETURN WITH HEADLING TOUR
LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO with a run of dates in the U.S. and Canada starting in Sacramento at this year's AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL. Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows.  
 
The band recently premiered a video for their song "Nothing Stands In Our Way" from BROKEN CROWN HALO (2014).  Check out the video:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtft6LqgFSA  
 
LACUNA COIL TOUR DATES:
Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Oct 16 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Oct 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live  
Oct 19 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (Orlando)

SEPTEMBER 7th 2014
GOATWHORE ANNOUNCE US HEADLINING DATES

New Orleans' favorite metal legion, GOATWHORE, will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. Set to launch in Houston on September 15th, the band will trounce fourteen cities including five shows supporting death rock/horror punk legends, Samhain!


In November, GOATWHORE will bring their sadistic anthems overseas for a European incursion with headliners Dying Fetus. The extended trek embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, and will march through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany.

GOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their mammoth Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length unleashed to the masses in July via Metal Blade Records. Crowned "the new high water mark of the group's work thus far," by Metal Injection, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. The infernal masterwork also ranked in at #21 on Billboard's Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart. If you missed it, view the band's devouring new video for third Constricting… psalm, "Baring Teeth For Revolt" at metalblade.com/goatwhore.

GOATWHORE Live Assaults:
(supporting SAMHAIN some shows)

9/15/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
9/16/2014 Tomcat's - Ft Worth, TX
9/17/2014 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
9/18/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
9/19/2014 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/21/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
9/22/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA
9/24/2014 Sunshine Studios - Colorado Springs, CO
9/25/2014 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO * late show
9/26/2014 The Rev Room - Little Rock, AR
10/29/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre - Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight

w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:

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

SEPTEMBER 7th 2014
ABYSMAL DAWN DEBUT NEW SONG FROM UPCOMING RECORD

Los Angeles based extreme metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence.  Obsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.


Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and digitally via Bandcamp HERE.  The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats.  The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection's "Night's Blood" and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album.  A Relapse.com exclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster.  The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession)
 
Today the first full song from Obsolescence has been released.  Check out an exclusive stream of the song "Inanimate" on Sound Cloud and YouTube.


 
"I'm very happy to present a new ABYSMAL DAWN track after almost three years of waiting," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "It's a heavy one, so get ready to bang your fucking head with the song on repeat until your neck won't move anymore!!!"

"Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too."

"We hope you enjoy 'Inanimate' and that you catch us on our tour with Deicide this fall. We'll also be playing a few headlining shows that we hope you'll cause chaos at as well. See you soon and cheers!"
 
In support of Obsolescence,ABYSMAL DAWN will be hitting the road with a handful of headline dates before joining up with Deicide.  The headline shows start September 30th in Riverside, CA and go through October 5th in Nashville, TN.   The tour with Deicide kicks off October 7th in West Springfield, VA and will run through October 28th in Dallas, TX.
 
The band has also announced a special listening party on September 28th at The Complex in Glendale, CA.  This will be your chance to Obsolescene in its entirety before anyone else.  There will also be raffles and giveaways as well as DJ sets from members of ABYSMAL DAWN.  More info on the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/679228898838628.
 
ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.  The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) at Trench Studios.  
 
Obsolescence Track Listing:
1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer)
3. Inanimate
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
Bonus Track:
10. Night's Blood (DISSECTION cover)
 
ABYSMAL DAWN Headline Dates
9/30: Riverside, CA @ The Vibe
10/1: Las Cruces, NM @ Green Room
10/2: Amarillo, TX @ TBA
10/3: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
10/4: Fort Smith, AR @ Hero's
10/5: Nashville, TN @ The End
 
ABYSMAL DAWN W/ Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, and Carach Angren
10/7: Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/8: Hartford, CT @ Webster
10/9: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/11: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/12: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/13: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
10/14: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
10/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/17: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/22: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/23: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
10/25: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/28: Dallas, TX @ Rail Club

SEPTEMBER 3rd 2014
DARK FORTRESS RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Formed in the Bavarian foothills when the second wave of black metal had grotesquely clawed out of the grave and into the unforgiving light, DARK FORTRESS benefited from the rotten fruits of right place and right time.  For the past two decades, DARK FORTRESS have gone from strength to strength. Across six full-lengths, the Landshut-based sextet stretched the boundaries of black metal, while remaining pure to the tenets of a genre that pivoted (and continues to do so) solely around the axis of the dark and all that resides hideously inside of it.
 
VENERAL DAWN marks the release of their ominous seventh album. Check out two songs that the band released so far:
 
"Venereal Dawn"
https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/dark-fortress-venereal-dawn
 
"Chrysalis"
http://newnoisemagazine.com/exclusive-song-stream-dark-fortress-chrysalis/
 
 

DARK FORTRESS VENEREAL DAWN track-listing:
1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever's Wings
 
The CD and the Digital Album comes with a sinister acoustic version of "The Deep" as bonus track while the vinyl is available as a double, 180gr LP in either black or limited edition gold wax.
 
To spill the viciousness of "Venereal Dawn" DARK FORTRESS will tour throughout Europe together with Secrets Of The Moon and Schammasch in October:
 
 
DARK FORTRESS Tour Dates:
Secrets Of The Moon, Schammasch
presented by Rock Hard, Legacy, Metal.de
16.10.14 (DE) Munich - Feierwerk  
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey - Rocking Chair  
18.10.14 (DE) Trier - Exhaus  
19.10.14 (FR) Paris - Point Ephemere  
20.10.14 (UK) London - Underworld  
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen - Doornroosje  
22.10.14 (DE) Essen - Turock  
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin - Magnet  
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna - Viper Room  
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur -  Gaswerk  
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg - Rockfabrik

 

SEPTEMBER 2nd 2014
HALCYON WAY CONFIRM EURO TOUR
Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers HALCYON WAY have been confirmed for a lengthy tour with SAXON and SKID ROW across Europe in October-November of 2014.  This tour announcement is hot on the heels of the North American release of their 4th album, Conquer, which hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 the week of release.  Conquer will be released on September 19 in Europe and the Rest Of World via Massacre Records.  

"Last year when we were out with Saxon in US/Canada, we had an amazing time and the Saxon guys were great to us.  We had conversations with Biff and the guys about doing it again, and here we are!  We're very excited to be hitting the road in Europe again, and to be hanging out with our friends in Saxon (Official) and new friends in Skid Row," said vocalist Steve Braun.
 
Tour Dates Are as Follows:
 
30.10.2014 - Aladin - Bremen, DE
01.11.2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, DE
02.11.2014 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, DE
04.11.2014 - Garage - Saarbrucken, DE
05.11.2014 - Trix - Antwerp, BE
06.11.2014 - 013 - Tilburg, NL
08.11.2014 - Munchenbrewery - Stockholm, SE
09.11.2014 - Tradgarn - Gothenburg, SE
10.11.2014 - Voxhall - Aarhus, DK
12.11.2014 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DK
13.11.2014 - Markthalle - Hamburg, DE
14.11.2014 - Huxleys Neue Welt - Berlin, DE
15.11.2014 - Progresja - Warsaw, PL
16.11.2014 - Roxy - Prague, CZ
18.11.2014 - Posthof - Linz, AT
19.11.2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, CH
20.11.2014 - Backstage Werk - Munich, DE
21.11.2014 - Alte Seilerei - Mannheim, DE
23.11.2014 - LKA/Longhorn - Stuttgart, DE
24.11.2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, FR
25.11.2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, FR
26.11.2014 - Bikini - Toulouse, FR
28.11.2014 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
29.11.2014 - Le Splendid - Lille, FR
 
The band recently completed work on a lyric video for the song "Home".  It can be viewed HERE.  In addition the video for the song "Web of Lies" from the new album can be viewed HERE.
 
HALCYON WAY was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album "A Manifesto For Domination" in 2008 (via Nightmare Records).  That was followed up by the critically acclaimed "Building The Towers" in 2010, and the sequel to that release, "IndoctriNation", was released in 2011.
 
The band toured relentlessly over the last few years, going out with Fozzy in the UK, Delain for a full European tour, and North American tours with U.D.O., Saxon, and Fates Warning.
 
HALCYON WAY's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature song craft.  The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira.  The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King's X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.
 
Conquer Track Listing:
1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home
5. World Comes Undone
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

 

SEPTEMBER 1st 2014
DIE SO FLUID PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Los Angeles / London based gothic rock band Die So Fluid have released the official music video for their track "Landslides”. The track is from the band's album "The Opposites Of Light" which will be released in the U.S. later this year. The band has also announced the dates of their upcoming tour of Finland. The tour kicks off in Tampere on September 3rd and wraps up in Lahti on September 7th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eetM9M7QNZg#t=235

'Landslides' is a track from the darker, more introspective side of our new album 'The Opposites Of Light'. The song is about intense desire and loyalty. The video is an emotional and psychedelic trip into a shamanic desert scene highlighting the dream-time qualities of the song. The lyrics were partly inspired by my fascination with Carlos Castaneda, a kind of cult leader who wrote books about shamanism. Narrated in first person, they have sold millions but some critics say they're works of fiction. He had three female followers who lived with him, changed their names, and cut off ties to family and the outside world. They mysteriously disappeared after his own death. The remains of one of these women was found in Death Valley near where her abandoned car had been discovered. I directed this video myself and used a Go Pro camera that a very generous Die So Fluid fan gave me. We filmed it at the magical Vasquez Rocks where Star Trek was shot, I'm lucky to live nearby. I just let the ancient land speak to me and the visions flow. - Grog (Die So Fluid)