OCTOBER 31st 2014
FOZZY ANNOUNCE WINTER TOUR
Winter is coming and Street Smart is excited to be working with hard rock outfit FOZZY this season on their upcoming tour in support of their new album. Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward, co-founder of the influential underground band Stuck Mojo, and vocalist Chris Jericho, media personality and former WWE champion, FOZZY'S sixth release Do You Wanna Start A War made its debut on the Billboard charts at #54, the band's highest charting debut ever, while also notching several other major milestone chart debuts including #20 Rock Albums, #10 Independent Albums, #9 Hard Rock Albums and #1 on the iTunes rock charts in 5 different countries.
Check out the music video for “Sandpaper” Featuring M Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEbXnhgYYYs
On the heels of their successful US run with Theory of A Deadman, FOZZY has announced "THE CINDERBLOCK PARTY TOUR" a headlining run with guests Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman Harvest in support FOZZY's new single and title track of their most recent album Do You Wanna Start A War. The headlining tour kicks off November 20th in Flint, Michigan. Please consider adding the upcoming tour dates to your calendar listings. Onsite and preview interviews are also available. If you or members of your staff would like to attend a show date I am happy to provide press and photo passes. Thank you for your consideration to support upcoming FOZZY tour dates. I look forward to hearing from you. The complete list of tour dates are below.
FOZZY 2014 tour dates:
20 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
21 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
22 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest) 23 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
24 St. Louis, MO @ Pop's (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
25 Rockford, IL @ District (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
26 Kenosha, WI @ Brat Stop (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
28 Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405 (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
30 Dallas, TX @ Trees (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
02 San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kaponse Live (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
03 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
04 New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House Of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
05 Destin, FL @ Club LA (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
06 Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua in The Roc Bar Room (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
07 Cape Coral, FL @ Dixies Roadhouse (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
09 Gainesville, FL - High Dive (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
11 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater (w/ Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman's Harvest)
Chris Jericho on vocals
Rich Ward on guitars and vocals
Frank Fontsere on drums
Billy Grey on guitars
Jeff Rouse on bass
OCTOBER 30th 2014
NAMMJAM 2015 ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL GUITAR SPONSOR
DELVE TEXAS has today announced EPIPHONE GUITAR COMPANY as the exclusive guitar sponsor for NAMMJAM 2015. Often described as the "hottest ticket at NAMM*", 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 NAMMJAM is by far the most exciting event of the NAMM Conference," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "It's the show we always look forward to attending. And now as a sponsor, we have the opportunity to show our friends in the industry some of our favorite Epiphone artists rocking the hall with our new instruments. The combination of the NAMMJAM and Epiphone will be a killer way to kick off a great new year."
NAMMJAM 2015 will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at The City National Grove of Anaheim beginning at 6 pm. Additional sponsors and exciting artist lineup to be announced soon.
DELVE TEXAS is a live action and experiential marketing, creative content and product development company. Delve Texas is a NAMM member and music industry service provider and will be in NAMM booth #4130 at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. www.DelveTexas.com
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OCTOBER 27th 2014
EXODUS PREMIERE VIDEO
Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are celebrating Blood In, Blood Out’s stellar Top 40 Billboard debut with the release of their brand new music video for the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague). The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call. Check out the video now, exclusively via Revolver Magazine: http://smarturl.it/exodus-bibo-premiere
“‘Blood In, Blood Out’ was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make… unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be,” states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! ‘Let's run through it again!’”
EXODUS vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “Typical and sheer violence, straight up aggressive and in your fucking face! Watching this video kind of reminds me of Fight Club, but awesome action and awesome violence, perfect for the title track of the new EXODUS album ‘Blood In, Blood Out’!”
“Directing this music video has been a pleasure. Having the task to find hundreds of metal heads to fill up a dark room with very limited time seemed like a tough task,” begins director Shan Dan Horan. “What I found however, was an overwhelming response from some of the most positive and energetic fans I've ever met. I feel honored to have played a small role in that. Old metalheads, young ones, to even a guy that showed up in his wheelchair. The fact of the matter is everyone was accepted and everyone picked up their brethren when they would fall in the pit. To me that's what ‘Blood In, Blood Out’ is about. While we all come from different backgrounds - once a metal head, always a metal head. That's something that stays in your blood.”
Blood In, Blood Out was released on October 14th via Nuclear Blast and debuted at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week. That’s a staggering 76 charting spots higher and nearly double the sales above the band’s last release in 2010! This concretes Blood In, Blood Out’s status as the band’s highest-charting album to date.
Blood In, Blood Out also debuted at #2 on the Hard Rock/Metal charts and #6 on the Independent charts, as well as at #29 in Germany, #30 in Finland, #30 in Switzerland, #38 in Austria, #38 in the Czech Republic, #72 in the UK, #75 in France, #85 in the Netherlands, and #101 overall and #6 on Hard Music charts in Canada. This includes some territories that EXODUS has never charted in before!
Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can also be purchased via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Or, pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers.
EXODUS will hit the road with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies in just under three weeks, so your tickets via the official EXODUS Facebook page now! Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!
EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA – SOLD OUT
11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ – SOLD OUT
11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN
12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR (EXODUS ONLY)
12/13 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (EXODUS ONLY)
12/14 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers (EXODUS ONLY)
OCTOBER 25th 2014
SHIPROCKED 2015 ANNOUNCE LINEUP
ShipRocked--the ultimate rock music cruise vacation--will sail roundtrip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6, 2015 onboard the Norwegian Pearl.
ShipRocked 2015--fueled by Monster Energy--will be headlined by Limp Bizkit, featuring Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, and John Otto.
Fred Durst says, “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil Anselmo? Unlimited lobster? Half-naked women? No rules? Loud music? Every day? Every night? Repeat five times in a row? You don't have to ask me twice. I'M IN!!!!! See you there, Bizkit heads!!”
The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, and DJ Lippy Rage.
For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party on February 1, 2015. The Pre-Party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson.
For the Super Sail Away, cruise guests will avoid boarding lines by checking into their cabins during the day on February 1. The cost is about the same as a hotel room, food is included, the Super Bowl will be shown on big screens, bands will perform, and guests can check out the bars, get pampered in the spa, and gamble at the casino (while at sea).
For the Pre-Party, the Norwegian Pearl will set sail in the evening on February 1 and will return to pick up additional ShipRocked guests the next morning. Those already onboard will have the luxury of sleeping in while others are boarding. Cabins for ShipRocked 2015 are on sale now at www.ShipRocked.com.
Metal Allegiance--featuring singers Philip Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera) and Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax) and David Ellefson (Megadeth), and drummers Charlie Benante (Anthrax) and Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater)--will put their spin on a scorching set of heavy metal’s most influential and recognizable songs.
"It'll be a blast to rejoin my fellow badass Metal Allegiance compatriots on ShipRocked 2015,” says Philip H. Anselmo of Metal Allegiance. “Expect more blasts from the past, plus some killer musicians amongst the awesome atmosphere of jamming on the water! Come out and jam with us!"
Mike Portnoy of Metal Allegiance explains, "After the recent debut of Metal Allegiance, we couldn't wait to get back together and throw down again! We're fans just like everybody on the other side of the stage watching us. We all love this music and Metal Allegiance gives us a chance to hang, jam and have fun with this unique brotherhood of metal!"
“ShipRocked is about great live music, and it's about the fans. The way that crowds have responded to Limp Bizkit's return to the stage – and the way the band has embraced its fans during those performances – truly epitomizes that spirit. And Metal Allegiance is a band of world class musicians, heavy metal legends in their own right, performing not just for the fans, but AS fans of the great hard rock and metal tradition that's helped to shape so many of the bands that we have on board this year,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.
Each 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 friends year after year. On any given day, guests might find themselves dining, drinking, rocking out, swimming, working out, or gambling alongside their favorite rock stars. The full-ship charter provides a one-of-a-kind experience for guests to have the time of their lives with thousands of like-minded friends. Guests will spend two full days enjoying concerts and activities on a private beach on Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas (http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/great-stirrup-cay). The island features a large performance area on the beach with full production for rock shows and offers various island excursions such as parasailing, snorkeling, canoeing and more.
ShipRocked guests will enjoy multiple performances from every band on different stages throughout the ship, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, along with artist-hosted activities including contests, game shows, insane parties, theme nights and more.
During ShipRocked 2014, nearly 3,000 fans from 44 states across the U.S. and almost a dozen countries were treated to more than 50 performances from 25 artists on six stages aboard the Norwegian Pearl--and on the spectacular beach stage of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas--along with three days of meet-and-greets with ShipRocked artists, comedy and DJ sets, impromptu stage-side signings, and more.
The 2014 ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction raised over $100,000 towards funding innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer. Auction items included one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia and concert experiences. Check out recap videos from ShipRocked’s 2014 cruise here:
OCTOBER 24th 2014
IRON REAGAN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Richmond, Virginia's IRON REAGAN will kicked off their North American tour last night in Brooklyn, NY. The band is touring in support of their Relapse Records debut The Tyranny of Will that is out now. The tour, which includes headline shows, dates alongside Eyehategod and Powertrip as well as a festival appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX runs through November 21st culminating in a huge hometown show in Richmond, VA.
IRON REAGAN have teamed up with Noisey to give fans the chance to create a music video for their 12 second song "You're Kids An Asshole". The band has asked fans to upload a 12 second video of kids being pricks to Instagram with more details on the contest available HERE
IRON REAGAN's video for the song "Miserable Failure", which was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang) can be viewed HERE. A blooper reel from the video shoot can be seen HERE.
The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN's Relapse debut is available now! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury. The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou. The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe. The Tyranny of Will is available for in multiple configurations and formats, including standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download. The album can ordered from Relapse Records HERE, bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.
Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper IRON REAGAN is a Richmond, Virginia super group (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish formerly of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder).
IRON REAGAN is:
Tony Foresta - Vocals
Phil Hall - Guitar
Mark Bronzino - Guitar
Rob Skotis - Bass
Ryan Parrish - Drum
IRON REAGAN Live:
Oct 20 Buffalo, NY Hoyt House
Oct 22 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam
Oct 23 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club w/ Pentagram, Radio Moscow, Bang and Kings Destroy
Oct 24 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews w/ Goatwhore
Oct 25 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room w/ Today is the Day
Oct 26 Denver, CO 7th Circle
Oct 28 Boise, ID Crazy Horse
***Oct 29 to Nov 5 with Eyehategod and Powertrip***
Oct 29 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Oct 30 Portland, OR Bossa Nova Theater
Oct 31 Sacramento, CA Starlite Lounge
Nov 01 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro w/ Today is the Day
Nov 02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory w/ Today is the Day
Nov 03 Los Angeles, CA Los Globos
Nov 04 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
Nov 05 Ventura, CA The Garage
Nov 08 Austin TX Fun Fun Fest NITES
Nov 09 Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores
Nov 21 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
OCTOBER 23rd 2014
THE DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR ANNOUNCE LINEUP
The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre's proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends AT THE GATES join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes CONVERGE and U.K. death/doom supergroup VALLENFYRE, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.
Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS' first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we're stoking fans' salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES' incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.
"Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!"enthuses AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg. "A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!"
Four-time Decibel cover stars CONVERGE continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with 2012's All We Love We Leave Behind. "We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour," says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. "For me, AT THE GATES are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them."
Boasting present and past members of PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and AT THE GATES, old-school death-dealing supergroup VALLENFYRE can't wait to debut songs from 2014's critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. "This will be VALLENFYRE's first U.S. tour, and what a tour," beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. "I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers."
We know you can't wait to GO to war with this lineup either, so here's your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, "Skip the Line" pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine, a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch's webstore, and free digital sampler from Century Media. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, are available at www.decibelmagazinetour.com
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE
Mar. 27--Los Angeles, CA--The Wiltern
Mar. 28--San Francisco, CA--The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 29--Portland, OR--Roseland Theater
Mar. 30--Vancouver, BC--Commodore Ballroom
Mar. 31--Seattle, WA--Showbox at the Market
Apr. 2--Salt Lake City, UT--The Complex
Apr. 3--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Apr. 4--Lincoln, NE--Bourbon Street
Apr. 5--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Apr. 6--Chicago, IL--House of Blues
Apr. 8--Toronto, ON--The Phoenix
Apr. 9--Montreal, QC--Metropolis
Apr. 10--Boston, MA--Royale
Apr. 11--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Apr. 12--New York, NY--Webster Hall
OCTOBER 17th 2014
AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCE 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.
The band comments: "UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"
+ Savage Messiah
15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865
02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR - Reims - La Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L'autre Canal
05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma
06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27
07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera
10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol
14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - La Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - La Laiterie
OCTOBER 16th 2014
WATAIN ANNOUNCE 2015 NORTH AMERICA TOUR
Swedish black metal tyrants WATAIN will be making their return to North American soil this winter, kicking off a co-headlining tour with MAYHEM in January. The trio's last appearance in the US featured WATAIN's infamous stage ceremony, which made headlines across the world for its blasphemous display of blood, fire, and death: http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/17/waitain-pigs-blood-metal-band-video-swedish-black-metal. On this upcoming tour, fans can expect another special performance that will surely shock the uninitiated once again.
The trek also features REVENGE as support, making this a must-see bill! See below for dates.
WATAIN and MAYHEM with REVENGE:
Jan. 8, 2015--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Jan. 9, 2015--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 10, 2015--New York, NY--Webster Hall
Jan. 11, 2015--Boston, MA--Royale
Jan. 12, 2015--Montreal, QC--Club Soda
Jan. 13, 2015--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Jan. 15, 2015--Cleveland, OH--Agora Ballroom
Jan. 16, 2015--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Jan. 17, 2015--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Jan. 18, 2015--Lawrence, KS--Granada Theater
Jan. 20, 2015--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Jan. 23, 2015--Calgary, AB--Republik
Jan. 24, 2015--Edmonton, AB--Starlite Room
Jan. 26, 2015--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 27, 2015--Seattle, WA--El Corazon
Jan. 28, 2015--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 30, 2015--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Jan. 31, 2015--Los Angeles, CA--Fonda Theatre
WATAIN will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt. To purchase The Wild Hunt, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats. For a preview of WATAIN's "most daring album yet" (Decibel Magazine), the video for "Outlaw" can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/DJvTodICIVU
OCTOBER 16th 2014
GOATWHORE RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Goatwhore have launched a brand new music video for the track "Nocturnal Conjuration of the Accursed." The song is from their latest collection of NOLA-flavored extreme metal cuts, entitled "Constricting Rage of the Merciless." The video can be viewed at www.metalblade.com/goatwhore, where fans can also get their hands on split colored vinyl, CDs, and the limited remaining quantities of the deluxe bundle that includes: the CD, vinyl, t-shirt, back patch, and screen printed poster.
Tomorrow night, Goatwhore will be performing at the House of Shock (where their video for "Baring Teeth for Revolt" was filmed!) in New Orleans. For tickets and info, check out the band's facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/thegoat666.
10/17 Jefferson, LA House of Shock
10/23 St. Louis, MO Fubar
10/24 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville
10/25 Brooklyn Center, MN Surly Brewery
10/26 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
10/28 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/30 Chesapeake, VA RiffHouse Pub w/ Byzantine, Thy Will Be Done, IKILLYA
10/31 Washington, DC Howard Theatre w/ Midnight
11/01 New York, NY Best Buy Theater w/ Midnight
11/02 Vinton, VA War Memorial
11/03 Savannah, GA The Jinx
11/04 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
Tour w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah
11/08 Liege, BE Fonck
11/09 Essen, DE Turock (Matinee)
11/10 Frankfurt, DE 11er
11/11 Dessau, DE Beatclub
11/12 Prague, CZ Meet Factory w/ Cannibal Corpse
11/13 Ludwigsburg, DE Rockfabrik
11/14 Berlin, DE Lido
11/15 Eindhoven, NL Dynamo
11/16 Trier, DE Exhaus
11/17 Brighton, GB Audio
11/18 Cardiff, GB Clwb Ifor Bach
11/19 Glasgow, GB Cathouse
11/20 Dublin, IE Voodoo Lounge
11/21 Manchester, GB Sound Control
11/22 Wolverhampton, GB Slade Rooms
11/23 London, GB Garage
11/24 Paris, FR Divan Du Monde
11/25 Toulouse, FR La Dynamo
11/26 Santander, ES Escenario
11/27 Porto, PT Hard Club
11/28 Madrid, ES Penélope
11/29 Badalona, ES Estraperlo Club
11/30 Nimes, FR Paloma
12/01 Clermont-Ferrand, FR Le Tremplin
12/02 Aarau, CH Kiff
12/03 Brescia, IT Circolo Colony
12/04 München, DE Backstage
12/05 Budapest, HU Blue Hell
12/06 Ljubljana, SI Gala Hala
12/07 Cluj-Napoca, RO Flying Circus
12/08 Sofia, BG Jet Rock
12/09 Brasov, RO Club Rockstadt
12/10 Kosice, SI Collosseum
12/11 Wien, AT Viper Room
12/12 Nürnberg, DE Rockfabrik
12/13 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
12/14 Oslo, NO John Dee
12/16 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
12/18 Stockholm, SE Debaser Medis
12/19 Hamburg, DE Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit
12/20 Leer, De Zollhaus
OCTOBER 16th 2014
KRISIUN BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM
Death metal maniacs KRISIUN are proud to present their new video for "Blood Of Lions", taken from their latest studio album, The Great Execution, and to announce the last set of dates on their "Great Execution World Tour". The band comments:
"We made this video clip in celebration of 4 years of relentlessly touring around the globe in support of the album 'The Great Execution'. This video features live footage shots from most of the festivals and clubs we played on this tour so far, just for you to feel the live energy of the band, from big festivals to small clubs. No fake fantasy or bullshit, just the sheer power we deliver in our live shows.
During the past 4 years we played in various countries around the world and we'll be wrapping up this world tour now by hitting places we haven't played before yet on this cycle, this time going to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai/Emirates."
See below for upcoming dates and watch the video here: http://youtu.be/liaSRd_Aw0o
German fans can watch it here: http://www.muzu.tv/krisiun/blood-of-lions-official-video-video/2307329/
KRISIUN has also started working on a new album, which is set for release in 2015. Moyses Kolesne (guitar) comments:
"We already have 8 new songs for the new album. We are still writing some more songs, and I can say we are very satisfied with the results.
It's going to be recorded around February/March 2015, with a possible release in the summer of 2015."
Nov. 6 - Osaka, Japan - Namba Rockets
Nov. 7 - Nagoya, Japan - Imaike Club 3Star
Nov. 8 - Tokyo, Japan - Cyclone
Nov. 9 - Tokyo, Japan - Cyclone
Nov. 12 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier
Nov. 13 - Brisbane, Australia - Crowbar
Nov. 14 - Sydney, Australia - The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
Nov. 15 - Melbourne, Australia - Bendigo Hotel
Nov. 16 - Wellington, New Zealand - Valhalla
Nov. 17 - Auckland, New Zealand - Kings Arms
Nov. 18 - Melbourne, Australia - Ding Dong
Nov. 22 - Dubai, Emirates - The Music Room
OCTOBER 16th 2014
VIRGIN STEELE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
SPV / Steamhammer is proud to announce a new Virgin Steele studio album for February / March 2015 . This will be the first full-length album with brand new songs since "The Black Light Bacchanalia" which was released in 2010.
David DeFeis describes the new album: "....it is a very heavy non-concept type album in the vein of something like a Noble Savage or an Age Of Consent, where there is no particular "story" that one has to follow...it is instead a straightforward collection of songs that work well together. It is about 80-90% tracked already, and final mixing will begin next month!" He further stated that: "I know that we announced a box-set was to be issued this autumn, which in addition to two more re-issues, would also have included a new bonus album called "Ghost Harvest", (which by the way is finished and ready to go).... but... the group and I and our label all feel that the time is right now first for some brandnew US metal in the style that VIRGIN STEELE deliver, therefore the new album is now our focus but...fear not...the previously discussed box set will be released later next year, most likely a short time after we issue the brand new release that we are currently completing. And for those who were asking...yes... the new album does have a title and I will reveal it in the weeks ahead.... With these new recordings we have gone back to some earlier methods of recording such as using analog tape, and the whole thing sounds and feels very organic. To conclude...the Group and I are really happy with the new material and we are sure that all the Fans who waited so long will be more than pleased.!"
Watch out for more info to be revealed soon.
SPV / Steamhammer re-released Virgin Steele´s "The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell I+II" and "Invictus" earlier this year. These 2 CD digipak re-release both came with special bonus material and a huge booklet with new liner notes and unseen photos by David DeFeis.
OCTOBER 15th 2014
GWAR ROAD MANAGER SPEAKS ABOUT
Toodles, ya parasitic bohabs. It's me, Sleazy P Martini. As you may already know, GWAR will be out on the GWAR Eternal Tour starting tonight because Thai ladyboys don't pay for themselves. You smarter Bohabs have probably even noticed that GWAR has undergone a lineup change.
The reason for this is the absence of Oderus Urungus due to his return to space. First of all, let's clear something up: Oderus is not dead! Nor is GWAR. Now, admittedly things will be different. For instance, with Oderus's absence, touring expenses will be scaled back considerably as crack usage by the band will drop by over nine tons a day. To which I, the CIA and the Medellin Cartel respond with a collective: "Phew!" Now all those drug mules crossing the border can use the extra butt space for more important things such as food, water and more relatives.
Of course, there are many in the scene (code for no-talents) who say that with Oderus out of the band, GWAR should hang it up. To which I must respond: If I wanted your opinion, I would just knock you unconscious and urinate on your face. Which wouldn't elicit much of an opinion at all - just the way I like it. You see, GWAR is a perpetual and unstoppable force. If I tried to retire them, I most certainly would end up flayed, shredded, pulled and served with coleslaw and fries to Gor-Gor. One who is a lion tamer cannot suddenly decide to stop and ask his lions to become house cats. And GWAR's lust for human carnage cannot properly be met in semi-retirement on the talk-show circuit. So the shows must go on. And they have, starting with Riot Fest in Chicago. The GWAR Eternal Tour starts tonight in Norfolk, VA. and goes through December 13th in Baltimore, MD
Now, there are some who would say, "How can you find a lead singer as talented as Oderus Urungus?" To which I have responded by having famed archeologist Dr. Richard Leaky travel to Antarctica to dig up another immortal Scumdog. According to Dr. Dick, these furballs are stacked up in GWAR's fortress basement like chicken pot pies four for a buck. In fact, I have already thawed out one promising prospect named Blóthar. While not as talented a singer as most primates, he's definitely better than Justin Bieber or the entire One Direction line up.
So, in response to all you haters who would give your left nut to see GWAR finally call it quits, you can go ahead and keep your left nut and hang it from your nose-ring for another 30 years, because GWAR AIN'T GOING NOWHERE! And though you may think GWAR sucks, remember that GWAR is immortal. So, long after your lame hipster ass is in the ground being used as a luxury condo by worms, maggots and pill bugs, GWAR will still be alive, sucking forever.
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 @ Venue 578
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
OCTOBER 14th 2014
LORD DYING ANNOUNCE WESTCOAST TOUR
Portland, Oregon's LORD DYING have completed recording their much anticipated sophomore album and are set to embark on a West Coast tour with stoner/sludge trio Castle. The new record, entitled Poisoned Altars, was recorded with Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland and will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records.
Poisoned Altars is direct result of the relentless work the band put in the past 18 months grinding it out on the road touring non-stop with the likes of Red Fang, Black Tusk, Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr and more. Now the band will test out new material back on the road starting November 8th in Spokane, WA through November 26th in their hometown, Portland. Frontman Erik Olson commented on the upcoming dates:
"We are excited to get out on the road and pummel you with endless riffs! This time we will be joined with San Francisco's Castle. This will be heavy as hell, don't snooze and loose!"
More details on Poisoned Altars, including cover art, tracklisting and a release date will be announced shortly.
LORD DYING's video for the song "Dreams of Mercy", directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top) can be seen HERE.
LORD DYING's debut Summon the Faithless is available now on Relapse Records. The album is available in CD and LP formats which can be purchased HERE and digitally via iTunes.
Summon the Faithless can be streamed in full on LORD DYING's BandCamp.
LORD DYING Tour Dates:
*All Dates with Castle*
11/8/2014 Spokane, WA
11/9/2014 Billings, MT
11/10/2014 Salt Lake City, UT
11/11/2014 Denver, CO
11/13/2014 Colorado Springs, CO
11/15/2014 Juarez, MX
11/16/2014 Tucson, AZ
11/17/2014 Mesa, AZ
11/18/2014 San Diego, CA
Brick By Brick
11/19/2014 Fullerton, CA
The Slidebar (21+)
11/20/2014 Van Nuys, CA
White Oaks Music
11/22/2014 Walnut Creek, CA
The Red House
11/23/2014 Reno, NV
11/24/2014 Bend, OR
3rd Street Pub
11/25/2014 Seattle, WA
11/26/2014 Portland, OR
OCTOBER 8th 2014
ARCH ENEMY AND KREATOR ANNOUNCE 7" SPLIT
This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7" with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show on October 23, be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7" (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY's European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.
ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7" track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny
ARCH ENEMY's Michael Amott (guitar) comments: "Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with KREATOR, and it's really cool to have this split vinyl 7" coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the JUDAS PRIEST classic 'Breaking The Law' is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very ARCH ENEMY, and anyhow there's no denying that the mighty PRIEST is a great influence on ARCH ENEMY...Enjoy this unique and limited KREATOR/ARCH ENEMY release and see you on the road!"
KREATOR's Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) comments: "Finally, after all these years, ARCH ENEMY and KREATOR not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector's items. We chose the song 'Iron Destiny' for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. KREATOR is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!"
ARCH ENEMY is currently touring the world in support of War Eternal, which was hailed as the band's "strongest album in years" (DECIBEL MAGAZINE). To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes or AmazonMP3 for a digital copy with a bonus track; a variety of physical formats is also available at CM Distro and your local retailer.
For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released videos:
--"War Eternal" music video: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
--"As The Pages Burn" lyric video: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
--"You Will Know My Name" music video: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no
--"No More Regrets" music video: http://youtu.be/tc-p93x5rPQ
See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY dates. VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com
ARCH ENEMY - live
Oct. 18, 2014 - Loudpark 2014 - Saitama Shi, Japan
ARCH ENEMY - live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Oct. 23, 2014 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
Oct. 24, 2014 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY *
Oct. 25, 2014 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Oct. 26, 2014 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY *
Oct. 27, 2014 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
Oct. 28, 2014 - Imperial Theater - Quebec City, QC
Oct. 29, 2014 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
Nov. 1, 2014 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB *
Nov. 2, 2014 - Riddell Centre - Regina, SK *
Nov. 3, 2014 - Macewan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB *
Nov. 4, 2014 - Union Hall - Edmonton, AB *
Nov. 6, 2014 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC *
Nov. 7, 2014 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA *
Nov. 8, 2014 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR *
Nov. 10, 2014 - Regency Center - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11, 2014 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 12, 2014 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
KREATOR - live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 - L'Usine - Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 - La Riviera - Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 - Eventhall - Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 - Tonhalle - München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 - The Forum - London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK
OCTOBER 7th 2014
MONSTER MAGNET PREMIERES VIDEO "THE DUKE"
2013 saw the release of MONSTER MAGNET's latest album Last Patrol. Now comes Milking the Stars a reimagining of Last Patrol.Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrol has become a staple in the MONSTER MAGNET discography.
Milking the Stars will be released November 17th on Napalm Records. "Milking the Stars is a "re-imagined" version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks. Today MONSTER MAGNET releases a video for the song "The Duke". The band worked with acclaimed director Phil Mucci (Pig Destroyer, Opeth, Stone Sour) on the video and today it is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan HERE and via Invisible Oranges HERE.
Wyndorf about the video:
"When I was a kid I'd sit in my room with my eyes closed, listening to albums and dreaming up spectacular images and stories to go along with the music. Ah, nothing beats youthful imagination.
Fast forward to today and MONSTER MAGNET has done plenty of music videos and try as I have, none of them ever replicated that particular hallucinatory fever that gripped me when I was young. That is until now. Phil Mucci has captured the 'science fiction noir' elements of Last Patrol and Milking The Stars and mainlined them into 'The Duke'. And I didn't have to do anything but provide the music and make a few notes. Oh, and have a few (extremely enjoyable) conversations with him on the phone.
Mr. Mucci gets it. And the fact he's so talented means we all get to enjoy this bad-ass piece of 'fever dream pulp cinema'. Something tells me Phil used to listen to albums with his eyes closed when he was a kid too!
The first track from the album made available for me "No Paradise For Me" can be streamed HERE.
Dave Wyndorf describes Milking the Stars:
"This was a happy experiment for me. It's not a re-mix record by the current definition. It's more like Last Patrol in a 'what if?' style alternate reality.
'What if these songs were recorded in 1968?' 'What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?" How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?" These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.
The process actually created new songs. That's the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960's vibe totally apart from Last Patrol which was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore.
Finally there's expanded versions of the songs "Last Patrol" and "Three Kingfishers" as recorded live at the AB club in Belgium, 2014. Both those songs were re-arranged for "maximum rock and psych" before we hit the road last year and feature the debut performance of new MAGNET bassist, Chris Kosnik. Personally, I think they beat the original versions.
Milking the Stars Track Listing:
1. Let the Circus Burn
2. Mindless Ones '68
3. No Paradise For Me
4. End of Time (B-3)
5. Milking the Stars
6. Hellelujah (Fuzz And Swamp)
7. I Live Behind The Clouds (Roughed Up And Slightly Spaced)
8. Goliath Returns
9. Stay Tuned (Even Sadder)
10. The Duke (Full On Drums 'N Wah)
11. Last Patrol (Live)
12. Three Kingfishers (Live
OCTOBER 3rd 2014
STEEL PANTHER NEW VIDEO
"Pussywhipped", the new video from glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Dean Cameron, who previously worked with the band on the "Fat Girl" clip.
STEEL PANTHER is currrently supporting JUDAS PRIEST on a North American tour.The trek kicked off on October 1 in Rochester, New York and will run through mid-November, wrapping up in Tacoma, Washington. The tour will make stops in major markets, including Brooklyn, Detroit, Baltimore and Los Angeles. "I cannot believe that we are touring with JUDAS PRIEST.
One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall," exclaimed vocalist Michael Starr. "If you don't buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but metal!" STEEL PANTHER's third album, "All You Can Eat", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Open E/KLS.
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 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 UPCOMING 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!
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.
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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