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)

AUGUST 27th 2014
KAMELOT RELEASE SILVERTHORN VIDEO
Symphonic metallers KAMELOT recently completed work on the third video from their critically acclaimed 2012 SPV/Steamhammer release Silverthorn.

The video for the song entitled "Falling Like The Fahrenheit" can be seen here: http://youtu.be/rakUWb-Bt5k

The video was directed by Ville Lipiainen (Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica) and filmed at the bands sold out appearance at the famed 013 Venue in Tilburg, Holland.
The band is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to Silverthorn. A massive World Tour will follow starting in early 2015.

The latest album Silverthorn is available in four exclusive formats.  The LP and limited edition has one version of the art, while the standard version of Silverthorn has a different but equally exquisite version of the artwork.  The standard version is presented as an Ecolbook.  The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster.  The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl. The digital version is available on iTunes.

KAMELOT have held their own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT's multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Silverthorn, sees the band raise this demanding standard even higher, because Silverthorn is a masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres.
KAMELOT Live Shows 2014

29.08. NL-Haarlem - Patronaat (sold out)
30.08. B-Torhout - Masters At Rock Festival
 
KAMELOT Live Show 2015
13.03. GB-Pwllheli, Gwynedd - Hammerfest VII

 

AUGUST 26th 2014
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY REVEIL
NEW ALBUM DETAILS
No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world. 

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records and shows that fatigue is a foreign word for them.  Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.
 
Iggor Cavalera on the album's artwork:
 
"It is exciting to work with one of the most amazing living artists who is also one of my best friends. Stephan Doitschnoff expresses in a beautiful way what is tense and ambiguous, makes people think through images and words, for me its the best fit to combine with one of the most exciting pieces of music I have written which is Pandemonium." 

The first track from Pandemonium is available for streaming now.  Check out "Bonzai Kamakazi" here: http://smarturl.it/BonzaiKamakazi
 

Pandemonium Track Listing:
1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

AUGUST 26th 2014
MOTORHEAD'S MOTORBOAT ANNOUNCE ACTIVITES
The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat, featuring three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world--Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax--will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West , Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature Testament, Down, High On Fire, plus Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
 
A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at www.MotorheadCruise.com.
 
Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.
 
Scott’s spoken word performances in support of his upcoming Swearing Words In Glasgow CD (out November 13 via Megaforce Records) are an honest look at the insane life that he has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences, Scott certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
 
Those onboard Motörhead’s Motörboat will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film Lemmy, directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski.
 
In addition, theme nights for Motörhead’s Motörboat are as follows:
 
Monday, September 22 -- Löud and Hometown Pröud
Motörhead’s Motörboat will have a very diverse and international crowd. Guests are encouraged to be proud of where they come from. Wear a state jersey, don your Nordic horns, paint your face and show your city/state/country pride.
 
Tuesday, September 23 -- Pajamarama
“Rock on out in your jammies!” It’s the biggest slumber party on the open seas. We know some people like to sleep in the buff, so remember that you have to wear something, even if it’s minimal. And who knows, there might even be the biggest pillow fight of all time?


Wednesday, September 24 -- Fiesta En Barco
Motörboat is going to Mexico and back. It’s siesta and fiesta day! In the morning – sleep late. We don’t get off the boat in Cozumel until 1pm. (There will be activities a'plenty in the morning – info on those will come later). When we get back, it’s FIESTA all night – bring something from home, or pick up something new in Mexico – show off how you spent your day: sombreros, Mexican wrestling masks, donkeys, your tequila face, anything...
 
Traditionally, theme nights start after dinner and go late into the night. While guests are not required to dress up, the sea's the limit with the amount of fun one can have. Find others to join you and dress up in groups. Go stag and stand out in the crowd. Enjoy yourselves...be creative and push the envelope.
 
Thursday, September 25 -- Go To Heaven, Raise Hell
This is our full day at sea! It’s Heaven & Hell, Leather & Lace. It’s the best of both worlds. Show us your good side or your naughty side. As we pay homage to those rock gods that have passed, come to our all star jam dressed as your favorite rocker, groupie, devil, or angel. The sky and the sea are the limit!



 

AUGUST 25th 2014
WAYNE STATIC ANNOUNCE TOUR
WITH POWERMAN 5000
WAYNE STATIC the founding member and leader of Evil Disco innovators Static-X will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headline run with Powerman 5000. American Head Charge will provide support on most dates. The tour will kick off November 6th in Waterloo, IA and is currently scheduled to run through November 30th in McCallen, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. More dates will be added in the coming weeks.
STATIC on the upcoming tour:

“2014 has been an awesome year! We just finished up the 15th anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip tour. I’ve got the best band behind me that I’ve ever had, and I am very excited to round out the year with a co-headline tour with Powerman 5000. It’s another 15th anniversary tour! It’s a testament to both bands that we are both still going strong and the timing is perfect for us to tour together again. I am equally excited to share the stage with American Head Charge again. I believe it was 2005 when we toured together last. This is a great line up and this tour is gonna kill!”

WAYNE STATIC With Powerman 5000:
11/6: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Rock Garden/Reverb*
11/7: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon 

11/8: Kimberly, WI @ Savagefest @ Tanner’s Entertainment Complex 

11/9: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's 

11/11: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s 

11/12: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater 

11/13: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop 

11/14: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/15: Stafford, CT @ Palace Theater
11/16: New York, NY @ BB Kings 

11/17: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 

11/19: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's 

11/21: Atalnta, GA @ 120 Tavern 

11/22: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's 

11/23: Knoxville, TN @ The International 

11/26: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live 

11/27: Tyler, TX @ Clicks 

11/28: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees 

11/30: McCallen, TX @ Metropolis
*No American Head Charge

 

AUGUST 22nd 2014
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA HEADLINES SECOND NIGHT OF GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

The Devil Wears Prada is set to headline the second night of the Chicago area engagement of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. The acclaimed quintet will be joined by special guests (TBA) as they take over the ultimate Halloween horror event at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL on September 27.
 
After spending their summer on the main stage of the recently wrapped 2014 Vans Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada will help launch the Halloween season in Chicagoland with sounds described as “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone), “gut-wrenchingly brutal” (Alternative Press), and “definitely bleak, harrowing, and f*cking heavy” (Revolver). Tickets are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at $25.
 
The Great American Nightmare in Chicago will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 Great American Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.

AUGUST 22nd 2014
MELECHESH RECORDING NEW ALBUM

Kings of Mesopotamian black/thrash metal, MELECHESH, are currently in Athens, Greece recording their sixth full length album to be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on a yet-to-be-determined date.


The band had spent one month in their rehearsal room in Germany tweaking all the details and will spend the next six weeks in Athens recording the new album, tentatively entitled Enki.

Commented bandleader Ashmedi: "Again we chose to record in a Mediterranean area to capture the MELECHESH essence. We have many good friends here and have toured with some Greek bands over the years and everyone here is being very helpful to this work. In keeping with our tradition all songs are diverse and tell different stories both lyrically and musically, from the black thrash to the ritualistic tribal tunes to the more in your face rocking and neck breaking songs. Last couple of years where extremely challenging for me and this rubbed on the album for the better, abstract moods such as  post-enlightenment depth, sonic magick, anger and retribution. Metaphorically speaking, it is a Sumerian sonic deluge to cleanse us from  drones, parasites and insects interpret that as you see fit."
 
The recording (with the exception of the Drums), mixing and mastering are currently taking place at Grindhouse Studio Athens, under the supervision of producer and engineer George Bokos.
 
Added Ashmedi: “...so far the collaboration is great and George is working tirelessly and pushing us to the limits to get the best results”.  
 
The drum sessions were recorded at Devasound Studio, engineered by Fotis Benardo “Fotis did an amazing job went above and beyond to get a killer drum sound, class act. New comer Narsam did some serious and relentless beating on the drum skins.”

A few shots from the studio can be found below/attached.
 
The band also revealed some first song titles:
'Enlil Enraged'
'Metatron and Man'
'Multiple Truths and the Mechanics of Religion'
'Tempest Temper'
'The Palm, The Eye and Lapis Lazuli'
 
Long-time friend and guitarist Moloch will be joining the band in the studio to record some traditional instruments and leads, Moloch also contributed a couple of riffs to the album.
 
Recording line up:
Ashmedi: Vocals, Guitars, Percussions and traditional instrumentation
Scorpios: Bass Guitars, Backing vocals
Narsam: Drums
Moloch: Traditional instruments, Guitar
 
The same line up, with the exception of Moloch, will also be the touring line up. The band's conceptualized Nomadic Soul will play session guitars on tours.
 
All other announcements regarding members who were supposedly members in the band are void due to glitches which were beyond our control.
 
“Scorpios has been in MELECHESH for two and a half years but we never announced him, others were not in the band for a day but were pushing for press announcement for some reason or another, but in reality they were not members, its behind us now. Moloch is and always will  be a part of MELECHESH in one way or another. Narsam came in the picture last june and came  from Toulouse , France to the rehearsal room in Germany  and spent one month rehearsing with us, he finished his sessions last week and he did an great job. As always live we go on with a session Nomadic Soul, whoever is under this veil is one."
 
As always....Expect nothing but conviction, credibility and quality...

AUGUST 22nd 2014
FOUNDER OF CENTURY MEDIA CREATES NEW LABEL

Century Media Records founder, Robert Kampf, has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed 3 bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans, Rev Theory, New Zealand's rising stars, Like A Storm, and Chicago based, The Bloodline.  Kampf comments:
 
Twenty five years after starting Century Media the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger. My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label ANOTHER CENTURY. Over the years great bands like Otherwise and In This Moment have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!!!
 
Otherwise is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Peace At All Costs, on September 16 and currently is having massive success with their single, Darker Side of the Moon, http://youtu.be/CHh9YSwZR0U, which is currently #29 on the US Active Rock charts. The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Steel Panther). The band is set to hit the road with Like A Storm next month and will be appearing at Sacramento's Aftershock festival as well as Louisville's Louder Than Life fest.
 
Rev Theory, formed in 2002, have sold over half a million albums and are currently wrapping up the recording for their next album. The first single, Born 2 Destroy, is making its way to radio soon. A teaser for the song as well as the single's artwork can be seen here. http://youtu.be/6OZ70NAGxYo
 
New Zealand's Like A Storm are the rock world's 2014 Cinderella story. The band self-released the EP, Chaos Theory: Part I and made their way over to the States touring with the likes of Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Creed as well as hit several festivals. The band sent their single, Love The Way You Hate Me, http://youtu.be/4im52LBhWnM to radio and personally called stations to play the track. The song became a hit, soaring up the charts, where it currently is sitting at number 22, making them the US's highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full length out on Another Century on October 28th and are currently on tour now, meeting up with Otherwise next month.
 
The Bloodline was formed by Shaun Glass (Soil) and feature vocalist Travis Neal (Divine Heresy), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. The Bloodline is currently in the studio recording their debut album and deliver a huge fresh sound in Rock/Metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners ears.
 
http://www.anothercentury.com/
http://www.facebook.com/AnotherCenturyRecords

https://twitter.com/_anothercentury
https://www.youtube.com/user/AnotherCenturyTV

AUGUST 22nd 2014
AT THE GATES REVEAL NEW ALBUM COVER
AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has announced more details about their highly anticipated At War With Reality comeback album, which will be released on October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.


Today, AT THE GATES is revealing the cover artwork for At War With Reality, which was designed by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com). Chioreanu, who has previously also worked with bands such as ARCH ENEMY, MORGOTH and DARKTHRONE, gave the strong lyrical theme of At War With Reality an outstanding conceptual togetherness with the visuals he crafted for this project.

AT THE GATES vocalist and lyricist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment, explaining the album's theme: "The concept of 'At War with Reality' is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism'. The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice..."

AT THE GATES guitarist and main songwriter Anders Björler further explained: "I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for AT THE GATES as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental Project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly."

Additionally, Costin Chioreanu checked in with the following words: "I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it's the biggest honor for me to illustrate it - As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. 'At War With Reality' is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds - to create, to discover and to push the limits. AT THE GATES, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension."

Some of the songs included on At War With Reality are the following: "Death And The Labyrinth", "The Circular Ruins", "The Conspiracy Of The Blind", "Order From Chaos", "Eater Of Gods" and "Upon Pillars Of Dust".

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), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

AT THE GATES + support:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - TBA
30.05.2015 - Cape Town (South Africa) - TBA

AUGUST 20th 2014
GWAR ANNOUCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available - including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR's ranks.
 
BalSac The Jaws of Death on The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" and what to expect:
 
"Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny's final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader's favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: 'Where is Oderus Urungus?'"
 
GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR's founder and lead singer, since March. The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.
 
Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty's personal slave and bass tech:
 
"Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember.  He's held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart.  He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level.  The fans love Dave as much as we do and 'The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014' is our way of getting together and sharing that love."
 
The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity.  American Sharks will open all shows.  The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale this weekend.
 
Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

 

AUGUST 18th 2014
DANKO JONES RELEASES LIVE ALBUM
DANKO JONES is happy to announce the release of their first official live album exclusively through Spotify! Listen to the album here: spoti.fi/1kw9wZb

With close to 20 years of touring experience and a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world it would have been wrong not to at least try and capture the energy of the DANKO JONES live show on tape with the recording taken from their only show in Europe this year – at the legendary Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden on May 16th. Their relation to Sweden has always been a special one and has resulted in countless shows, two gold singles and top ten album chart positions, so for this show to be the pick for a live album seems only natural.

The album contains 20 tracks of classic songs from their live reportoire and ends with ”Bring On The Mountain” – a song everyone who has ever attended a DANKO JONES concert will be familiar with – that is now being made available as a recording for the very first time.

The band is currently finishing up a new studio album and will do a string of festival dates in Canada this fall along with an exclusive US show at Motörhead’s Motörboat along with Megadeth, Anthrax and of course the hosts themselves!

 

AUGUST 16th 2014
SANCTUARY REVEALS ARTWORK AND ALBUM DETAILS

Legendary Seattle metal band, SANCTUARY, has posted the artwork for their upcoming album, The Year The Sun Died. Created by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE) the album art can be seen below.


The album will be released in North America on October 14 (October 6 in Europe) and will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, available exclusively at CM Distro in the United States, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, "Waiting for the Sun", originally recorded by THE DOORS. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well. The 11 tracks on the CD and LP are as follows:
 
The Year The Sun Died track-listing
1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
6. Frozen
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died
 
SANCTUARY was formed in Seattle in 1985; the band released two studio albums on Epic Records, Refuge Denied in 1987 and Into the Mirror Black in 1989. Worldwide touring with the likes of MEGADETH, WARLOCK, FATES WARNING and DEATH ANGEL, just to name a few, followed each album. Singer Warrel Dane's sky-high vocals combined with guitarist Lenny Rutledge's more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated SANCTUARY from the throes of metal bands struggling to get noticed at the time. Simply put, SANCTUARY offered something fresh sounding in the muddled world of '80s thrash.

SANCTUARY live:
Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - S7
Nov. 15 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
Nov. 16 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
Nov. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Nov. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Nov. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Nov. 22 - San Diego, CA - Ramona Mainstage
 
SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane - Vocals
Lenny Rutledge - Guitars
Jim Sheppard - Bass
Dave Budbill - Drums
Brad Hull - Guitars
 
SANCTUARY online:
www.facebook.com/sanctuaryfans
www.twitter.com/sanctuarymetal

AUGUST 16th 2014
AT THE GATES FINISH NEW RECORD; NEW LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has just wrapped up recording, mixing and mastering work for their much anticipated comeback studio album, At War With Reality, and has now confirmed release dates of October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.


With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES held the recording sessions for At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and then proceeded to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR).
 
AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with a report as follows:
"We are very excited to finally have finished this new album. An album that we've been working on for over a year now. It's by far the most challenging record that we have made, but it's an honest album and I think that you will feel that it is faithful to the legacy of AT THE GATES.
We have, through the process of creating it, been true to ourselves and our art. From hearing the first demos that Anders presented to the band last summer, through the extensive stages of songwriting, pre-production, rehearsals, recording and mixing, we now finally got the finished album in our hands.
We are very happy to have managed to produce an album that we feel is truly 'us'. Something we can all stand behind one hundred percent. I can't wait 'til you all get to hear it!"

An additional video message from Jens Bogren / Fascination Street Studios can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from AT THE GATES can be viewed here; an initial pre-production video message can be seen here.

AT THE GATES have also announced their next international touring runs for 2015, which include visiting South Africa for the very first time in May, as well as shows in Greece and Turkey in January, plus also Norway in February. See below for all upcoming dates.

AT THE GATES + support:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - TBA
30.05.2015 - Cape Town (South Africa) - TBA

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler  - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums

AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

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AUGUST 16th 2014
KNOTFEST ADDS EXTREME STAGE 005

Slipknot’s very own KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal – Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more – the KNOTFEST lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about KNOTFEST’s Stage 004.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.

Slipknot recently posted their first new song in six years, “The Negative One,” which immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 Chart, and became a top ten Worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter.  All KNOTFEST ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

KNOTFEST--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash with band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

The current KNOTFEST U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows:


Friday, October 24—Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests

Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin

Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast


Saturday, October 25
 
Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation  

Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock

Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission

Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed


Sunday, October 26

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead

Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem

Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More

Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah


Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.
 

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including

Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen,

Legator Guitars, and Fxck Cancer

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:

www.knotfest.com
www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST
www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST