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WITHIN THE RUINS DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO VIA METAL INJECTION HALFWAY HUMAN DUE OUT MARCH 3, 2017

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WITHIN THE RUINS DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO VIA METAL INJECTION
HALFWAY HUMAN DUE OUT MARCH 3, 2017
“DEATH OF THE ROCKSTAR” AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING NOW
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Within The Ruins - Beautiful Agony
“Beautiful Agony” OFFICIAL VIDEO – CLICK HERE TO WATCH

January 11, 2017 — Massachusetts metal veterans WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted an all new music video today for their new track “Beautiful Agony” exclusively via Metal Injection dot com.?It has a darker vibe than most of our previous material and this video totally conveys that,? says guitarist Joe Cocchi. Directed by Justin Reich, this is the first music video being released from the forthcoming LP. ?Justin Reich did an amazing job with the video!?

“Beautiful Agony” and the previously released “Death Of The Rockstar” are available on all major streaming services and will be offered as an iTunes instant gratification tracks. Fans who pre order the album today will get both tracks immediately as a download.

The band will be heading out on the road in support of the new LP with freinds in Born Of Osiris on “The New Reign Tour.” Click here for all tour dates.

Feb 17 – Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Feb 19 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb 21 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 23 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Feb 24 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Feb 25 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Feb 26 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Feb 28 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 01 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Mar 03 – GMBG – Dallas, TX
Mar 04 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Mar 05 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Mar 07 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Mar 08 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 09 – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
Mar 10 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Mar 11 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Mar 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 14 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Mar 15 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 16 – Mr Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 17 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Mar 18 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Mar 19 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Within The Ruins will release Halfway Human on Friday, March 3rd 2017 via Good Fight Music / Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and SPV overseas. The band recorded the new effort from their own studio with producer and guitar player Joe Cocchi at the helm. Vocal production took place at Zing studios in Westfield, MA with Jim Fogarty (Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada). 

Halfway Human was Mixed and mastered by Joshua Wickman at Dredcore productions. Album artwork and design was completed by Justin Kamerer.

“The writing process was a bit different for this album,” says Cocchi. “We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we’d rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And It had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding.”

Halfway Human will be the band’s followup to the critically acclaimed Phenomena LP released in 2014 that had critics like METAL INJECTION call the album a “well refined album with more surprises than one would expect.”  Cocchi concludes, “We went back to a more organic style of writing and production. I personally was finally able to abandon a lot of my writing habits or ‘rules,’ if you will. No more ‘oh, that part doesn’t really sound like us, have to change that,’ type of bullshit. Doing that created a fresher sound. This is the most raw and extreme sounding material we’ve ever written. Keep an eye out for studio blogs and more updates.” 

Within The Ruins maintain an emphasis on showmanship but with diversity, smartly sidestepping predictable structures and contrived breakdowns. Born and bred in the same heavy metal rich Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and Shadows Fall and weaned on the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah, Within The Ruins have busted their collective ass to carve out a unique identity for themselves from those ingredients.

Within The Ruins are refreshingly authentic, feverishly committed and have proven that they will endure. Filled with power, deserving of utter respect, armed with concise compositions and technical might, Within The Ruins will not be stopped.

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1. Shape-Shifter
2. Death of the Rockstar
3. Beautiful Agony
4. Incomplete Harmony
5. Bittersweet
6. Objective Reality
7. Absolution
8. Ivory Tower
9. Sky Splitter
10. Ataxia IV
11. Treadstone
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MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week; De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Out Now And Streaming

 
MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons To Kick Off North American Tour Next Week; De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Out Now And Streaming

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a full North American takeover. Set to commence on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec, the headlining tour will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will be provided by Black Anvil and Inquisition. On this special journey, MAYHEM will be performing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its monumental entirety. See all confirmed dates below.
In conjunction with the tour, the band recently self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM‘s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production, and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The offering is available now on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally.
“This furious live document of the band’s first ever front-to-end performance of it… is clearly not meant to usurp the source material, but it does hammer home exactly how powerful, disturbing, and otherworldly songs such as ‘Freezing Moon’ and ‘Life Eternal’ really are,” wrote The Guardian of the offering, “More a diehard-friendly reaffirmation of potency than a plea for renewed recognition, this is convincing evidence that the grim magic of the mid-’90s has faded not one corpse-painted jot.” In a 4.5/5 score, Sea Of Tranquility gushes, “Hellhammer’s insane blast beats are ever present, and Attila’s unique vocal style is ghastly as always. ‘Cursed In Eternity’ just pummels from start to finish, as does the brutal ‘From The Dark Past,’ while the more atmospheric numbers ‘Funeral Fog’ and ‘Freezing Moon’ ooze eeriness in true black metal fashion. As live albums go, this one is top of the line, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive just misses making the cut on my Best Of 2016 list because, well, it just came out too late. Black metal fans rejoice!”
Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Antichrist Magazine lauds, “The sounds is pristine, very similar to the sound of the 1994 release but far more polished yet still retaining its dark, gritty vibe. The performance is tight as hell and professional, especially the drums thanks to the two-legged powerhouse named Hellhammer… Yet the best and most awesome thing on the album are the vocals. Attila has definitely gathered his second wind on this rejuvenated performance by hitting all the notes a hundred times better than on the album…” Two Guys Metal Reviews calls the record, “a powerful and exciting statement, an album that revisits a piece of art that defined a genre and which reminds us time and time again that black metal ist krieg.” The Metal Forge notes, “As many fans approach middle age, have children, and work in jobs/ have careers that are little more than a means to pay the rent or mortgage, the manner in which their hard earned is spent comes under increasing scrutiny. What I can say for certain is that on the strength of …Alive, a night spent at a venue watching MAHYEM blitz the stage is a sound investment. The fact that they have such a profound release and the catalogue to back it up is a bonus.” While Glacially Musical adds, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alivere introduces the world to the founding days of black metal, and serves notice the ancient masters are still here to deliver its dark majesty.”
For physical orders, point your browser HERE. For digital orders go HERE where you can also stream the record. The record is also available digitally via Amazon, Spotify, Apple,Deezer, and Tidal.

For the full concert, video on demand and download, visit MAYHEM on Vimeo at THIS LOCATION.  
 
MAYHEM w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC [tickets]
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON [tickets]
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL [tickets]
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI [tickets]
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN [tickets]
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO [tickets]
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB [tickets]
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB [tickets]
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR [tickets]
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [tickets]
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall –  San Antonio, TX [tickets]
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX [tickets]
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC [tickets]
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC [tickets]
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY [tickets]
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA [tickets]
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY [tickets]
For further info contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.
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DANGERKIDS DEBUT NEW SINGLE, “KILL EVERYTHING,” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, ‘BLACKLIST_’

DANGERKIDS DEBUT NEW SINGLE, ?KILL EVERYTHING,? FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, ?BLACKLIST_?
January 13, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA ? Dayton, OH rock band dangerkids have debuted a brand new single today called ?Kill Everything? from their upcoming album, blacklist_, which is due out on January 27th via Paid Vacation. Fans who pre-order the album at iTunes will receive an instant download of ?Kill Everything? and previously released tracks ?Things Could Be Different? and ?blacklist_?.
Stream ?Kill Everything? now at https://youtu.be/XN71MO53jOo
Tonight, dangerkids will kick off their winter run on ?The End Is Here Tour? with Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White and Issues. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at http://theendisheretour.com/.
dangerkids Tour Dates:
Jan 13 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Jan 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Jan 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jan 17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Jan 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan 19 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Jan 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Jan 22 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
Jan 24 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Jan 26 – Richmond, VA – The National
Jan 27 – New york, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan 28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Jan 29 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
Jan 31 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Feb 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 2 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Feb 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Feb 5 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Feb 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Feb 8 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Feb 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
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BLACK STAR RIDERS RELEASE FOURTH TRAILER FOR ‘HEAVY FIRE’

BLACK STAR RIDERS RELEASE FOURTH TRAILER FOR ‘HEAVY FIRE’

January 12, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA ? BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the February 3rd via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In anticipation of this release, the band has unveiled a fourth video in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss how the album’s title track came about. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/xp_4OMk6T5U
Damon Johnson comments, “I just remember showing up at the studio when we were actually making the album and there was the original title, ‘The Salvation’. Then one day I looked up at the board and the title had been changed to ‘Heavy Fire’, which was a song we had decided not to make and I’m like, what’s happening?! He [Ricky] says, ‘oh I’ve changed the lyric mate, you’re gonna love it, check it out!'”
Ricky Warwick adds, “The album was always going to be called Heavy Fire. I had the title for quite some time and really liked it. I just thought it felt so right with the other records… All Hell Breaks Loose, The Killer Instinct, Heavy Fire – it just sounds great when you say all three together!”
The band recently premiered the new video for second single, ‘Testify Or Say Goodbye‘ here: https://youtu.be/SvcNNeiMl90
Heavy Fire is now available for pre-order:
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (NB Shop) http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireNB
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (iTunes) http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireIT
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (Apple Music) http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAM
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (Amazon MP3) http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAMP3
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (Google Play) http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireGP
ICYMI:
When The Night Comes In‘ lyric video: https://youtu.be/aR-w6_IH7hE
Watch the lyric video for ‘When The Night Comes In‘ here: https://youtu.be/aR-w6_IH7hE
From the immediate riffs of album opener Heavy Fire to the instant hooks of first single ?When The Night Comes In,? from the dirty bass groove of ?Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed? to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ?Testify Or Say Goodbye,? Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.
Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognised as a power force in the modern day of Rock n? Roll, Heavy Fire will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  The band have also brought in PledgeMusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album?s release.
Heavy Fire Tracklisting:
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me
The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus
Bonus Track
11. Fade
Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc
Side One
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
 Side Two
1. Testify Or Say Goodbye
2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
3. True Blue Kid
4. Ticket To Rise
5. Letting Go Of Me
After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders  (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.
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DC BRAU BREWING COMPANY AND DARKEST HOUR ‘SAVOR THE SWILL’ IN NEW COLLABORATION

DC BRAU BREWING COMPANY AND DARKEST HOUR ?SAVOR THE SWILL? IN NEW COLLABORATION
Limited Release German-Style Helles Beer Scheduled to Drop in February 2017
Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2017 ? Metal fans will have a new beer to savor when Darkest Hour hits town in February. In honor of the band’s 20th anniversary and release of their ninth studio album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, the band teamed up with DC?s own DC Brau Brewing Company for a collaboration they?ve titled SAVOR THE SWILL, a German-style Helles lager, that will be available in limited release starting Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C.
?This project was born a few years back,? says Brandon Skall, co-founder and CEO of DC Brau. ?It may have taken some time for it to come to fruition, but it was worth it.?
DC Brau?s co-founder/head brewer Jeff Hancock and Skall worked with the band to choose a style they would enjoy drinking.
?There was one obvious choice that rose to the top after discussing the many potential beer styles that we could brew ? a German-Style Helles,? says Hancock. ?I mean, how fitting is it to choose a beer with the word hell in the name? Cha Ching!?
SAVOR THE SWILL is a light, golden German lager with lively, natural carbonation that touts aromas of lightly-kilned malt, grain and cracker with a subtle herbal hop presence.  A clean fermentation profile, low alcohol content (5% ABV), and a perfect ratio between the Czech Republic 2 Row Pilsner malt and Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops contribute to this well-balanced, meticulously crafted, domestic interpretation of one of Germany’s most delicate and sought after lagers.
“Almost any DC Brau beer pairs with a metal/punk rock show nicely,? says Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour. ?We’ve been drinkers of the Brau for a while now, but after getting to know their staff as well as the community that surrounds DC Brau, there is no question this feels like home, it is an honor to partner them. Their dedication to the DIY business community, Washington D.C. at large, their neighborhood, their employees, the local music scene, and of course the enjoyers of the beer they produce has shown through bright and clear as we have worked with them.?
?So cheers,? says Schleibaum. ?Raise your glasses, mugs, plastic cups, chilled aluminum cans, or whatever hell you?re drinking beer out of. Here is a little something for your taste buds while you jam this new album and get you powered up for the circle pit when we come to town!”
The beer will make its debut in the tasting room on Saturday, Feb. 11 on draft and in can. The band members will be on site for a special meet and greet during growler hours. Fans should also make plans to be at the Black Cat for their D.C. show on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8pm, where SAVOR THE SWILL will also be pouring. Tickets for the show can be purchased via Ticketfly at http://ticketf.ly/2jrn2hr.
About Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour is a D.C.-based metal band, formed in 1995. The band will release their ninth studio album titled Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora on March 10 with a tour to begin in February. Darkest Hour is comprised of the following members: John Henry, Mike Schleibaum, Mike ?Lonestar? Carrigan, Aaron Deal, and Travis Orbin. http://officialdarkesthour.com
About DC Brau Brewing Company
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau?s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian-style Ale), Brau Pils (German-style Pilsner), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit http://www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.
   

DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE SPRING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017

Def Leppard Animal Spring Tour
Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award,
Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for
a three month run across North America.
Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla.
Def Leppard Rock Brigade ticket and VIP package pre-sales begin 
Tuesday January 17th at 10am local time
Here are the dates:    
        April 8, 2017 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
April 10, 2017 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
April 12, 2017 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 14, 2017 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
April 15, 2017 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
April 17, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 19, 2017 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
April 21, 2017 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
April 22, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
April 24, 2017 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
April 26, 2017 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center **
April 27, 2017 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 2, 2017 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 3, 2017 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 5, 2017 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
May 24, 2017 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 29, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
May 31, 2017 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
June 2, 2017 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place *
June 3, 2017 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome *
June 6, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena *
June 7, 2017 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
June 9, 2017 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
June 10, 2017 Portland, OR – Moda Center
June 12, 2017 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
June 14, 2017 Ontario, CA – Citizens Bank Arena
June 16, 2017 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 17, 2017 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 19, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
June 21, 2017 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center **
June 22, 2017 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 24, 2017 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 25, 2017 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
    
* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla
2017 Rock Brigade Kit now available
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BLACK STAR RIDERS RELEASE FOURTH TRAILER FOR ‘HEAVY FIRE’

BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album Heavy Fire on the February 3rd via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In anticipation of this release, the band has unveiled a fourth video in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss how the album’s title track came about.

Damon Johnson comments, “I just remember showing up at the studio when we were actually making the album and there was the original title, ‘The Salvation’. Then one day I looked up at the board and the title had been changed to ‘Heavy Fire’, which was a song we had decided not to make and I’m like, what’s happening?! He [Ricky] says, ‘oh I’ve changed the lyric mate, you’re gonna love it, check it out!'”

Ricky Warwick adds, “The album was always going to be called Heavy Fire. I had the title for quite some time and really liked it. I just thought it felt so right with the other records… All Hell Breaks Loose, The Killer Instinct, Heavy Fire – it just sounds great when you say all three together!”

The band recently premiered the new video for second single, ‘Testify Or Say Goodbye’;

From the immediate riffs of album opener Heavy Fire to the instant hooks of first single ?When The Night Comes In,? from the dirty bass groove of ?Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed? to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ?Testify Or Say Goodbye,? Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognised as a power force in the modern day of Rock n? Roll, Heavy Fire will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have also brought in PledgeMusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album?s release.

Heavy Fire Tracklisting:
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me

The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus
Bonus Track
11. Fade

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc
Side One
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
Side Two
1. Testify Or Say Goodbye
2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
3. True Blue Kid
4. Ticket To Rise
5. Letting Go Of Me

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

CHILD BITE: Motor City Noise Rock Collective To Kick Off US Tour With Superjoint And Battlecross This Week

Motor City noise rock collective CHILD BITE will kick off 2017 with a seventeen-date US tour supporting labelmates Superjoint. The band’s latest journey will commence on January 12th and run through February 3rd and features additional support from fellow Detroit thrashers Battlecross. Additionally, CHILD BITE will perform at the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who successfully underwent a liver transplant late last month. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Superjoint, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

Comments frontman Shawn Knight, “We are honored to the core of our miserable existence to go on tour again with Phil, Jimmy, Kevin, Stephen, and Joey a.k.a., Super-fucking-joint. What they see in us, we may never know. Surprisingly, we’ve only played with Battlecross once ever, even though we both ‘hail’ from the Metro Detroit area. They look like a bunch of sweet peas so I’m sure we’ll get along. So yeah… Let’s have fun and do irreparable damage to our bodies and reputations on this outing, ok?”

CHILD BITE w/ Superjoint, Child Bite:
1/12/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
1/13/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
1/14/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
1/16/2017 Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom – Monroe, LA
1/17/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
1/19/2017 The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/20/2017 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
1/21/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
1/22/2017 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
1/24/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
1/25/2017 The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
1/27/2017 House Of Music & Ent. – Arlington Heights, IL
1/28/2017 Pop’s Concert Venue – Sauget, IL
1/29/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
1/31/2017 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
2/01/2017 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
2/03/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
2/04/2017 For The Sick Benefit For Mike IX @ Siberia + Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard

CHILD BITE continues to flaunt the infectious wares of their Negative Noise full-length, unleashed last year via Housecore Records. The wild, forty-seven-minute assault was produced by label head Philip H. Anselmo, mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps. Lauded Punk News, “This is for the open-minded punk, headbanger, or weirdo. If you like your music a little on the ugly side, you owe it to yourself to check them out.” No Clean Singing concurred, “Negative Noise possesses a brilliance and individuality all its own and is a refreshing breath of fetid air in an era saturated with a d-beat-only approach to punk and hardcore.” New Noise Magazine hailed the band’s, “adventurous slice of loud rock…,” furthering, “They have the aggressive force of hardcore, but it’s filtered through grimy noise rock.” Brave Words wrote, “References within the sphere of metal are hard to come by, but imagine if the first Mr. Bungle album wasn’t annoying circus music, and then remember that this band once did a 5″ record of Anal Cunt covers with Phil Anselmo on vocals, and you’re getting there.” Added Svbterranean,” Those looking for something new, heavy and odd will have to look no further. Those looking for the perfect soundtrack to a sci-fi slasher B-movie will also have to look no further.”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017: King Diamond Confirmed To Headline Three-Day Event

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 – set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada – confirms King Diamond as the festival’s grand headliner! 2017 marks thirty years since the release of King Diamond’s landmark Abigail release. King’s appearance at PSYCHO will be his only US performance of 2017.

With a career spanning more than thirty-five groundbreaking years, King Diamond stands among the ultimate heavy metal icons. From landmark records with Mercyful Fate to establishing the band King Diamond in 1985 and unleashing the unholy trinity of Fatal Portrait (1986), Abigail (1987), and Them (1988) upon the world, King Diamond’s vocals, atmosphere, and songs have become the staple diet among multiple generations of headbangers.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of metal’s ultimate legends take the stage at the biggest underground fest the US has ever known when King Diamond plays PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 in August at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino!

Additional headliners, full lineup, and official festival artwork to be revealed in the coming weeks.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017:
8/18/2017 – 8/20/2017 Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Confirmed Lineup:
Abbath
Blood Ceremony
Buzzoven
Carcass
Chelsea Wolfe
Code Orange
Cough
Crystal Fairy
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Domkraft
Elephant Tree
Floorian
Gatecreeper
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond (Headliner/US 2017 exclusive)
Magma
Merlin
Minsk
Morne
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

VIP tickets are on sale as of January 18th.

Rocklahoma 2017 Band Lineup Announced: Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring & Many More May 26-28 In Pryor, OK

A massive music lineup has been announced for the 11th year of Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, May 26, 27 & 28, 2017 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Soundgarden, Def Leppard, and The Offspring lead the music lineup for America?s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party, which features the best current rock artists and classic bands. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of ?Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.? In 2016, Rocklahoma had its biggest year ever, with over 70,000 fans attending the festival?s 10th year.

The current Rocklahoma band lineup is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether, Three Days Grace, The Cult, Skillet, Ratt (featuring Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and Carlos Cavazo), Jackyl, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Suicidal Tendencies, Nothing More, Buckcherry, Zakk Sabbath, Diamond Head, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Rival Sons, In Flames, Slaughter, Starset, Norma Jean, Fozzy, Red Sun Rising, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Wage War, Badflower, Goodbye June, DED, Royal Republic, Aeges, One Less Reason, Wildstreet, Black Tora, Lynam, Ratchet Dolls, ASKA, Moxy & The Influence, Niterain, The Tip, Diamond Lane, Nova Rex, Dead Metal Society, Deathgrip, Desire The Fire, Wild Planes, Electro_Nomicon, 3-D In Your Face, Coda Cutlass, Kore Rozzik, Retrospect All-Stars, Adakain, 5 Star Hooker, Arson City, The Chimpz, As Above So Below, Keychain, Stolen Rhodes, Nicnos, Paralandra, Hoodslide, NonHuman Era, The Mendenhall Experiment, Midnight Mob, Another Lost Year, Wild Fire, Final Drive, Sun and Flesh, BC and the Big Rig, Screaming Red Mutiny, The Adarna, Locust Grove, Skytown, Difuzer, Save the Hero, Reliance Code, Sweatin Bullets, The Normandys, Thousand Years Wide, The Fairweather, The Revolutioners and Weston Horn and the Hush.

?Every year we try to find that delicate balance of talent at Rocklahoma, and the lineup we?ve put together for 2017 will not disappoint,? commented Joe Litvag, executive producer of Rocklahoma. ?Def Leppard has been on the wish list of our most loyal fans since the festival was created back in 2007, and to couple them, one of the most influential British rock bands of the last 30+ years, with Soundgarden, one of the most respected American rock bands of our generation, is really special for us. Add to the mix some of the hottest developing talent like Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, and Rival Sons, and I think we?ve accomplished the goal of achieving one of the most diverse festival lineups of the year anywhere. It?s going to be a really memorable weekend!?

Presale weekend tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are available for purchase starting Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM CST at Rocklahoma.com. The layaway option allows purchasers to split the cost into four monthly payments.

A Rocklahoma presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival?s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

Weekend General Admission: $107
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $347
Weekend VIP Reserved: $386
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase special Weekend River Spirit Casino VIP Packages. Full details for the River Spirit Casino Groupie Package, Roadie Package and Rockstar Packages can be found at www.Rocklahoma.com. All Weekend VIP Packages include access to exclusive backstage bar(s), pit, upper deck viewing platforms, on-site concierge, and more.

Those purchasing a River Spirit Casino Rocklahoma VIP option (including Reserved Weekend and Packages) will have the ultimate Rocklahoma experience! All VIPs receive upgraded parking and access to the VIP tent that includes all you can drink Bud Light, soft drinks, coffee, iced tea, water and an amazing assortment of food, served buffet style. This is the ONLY way to truly experience Rocklahoma.

The Rocklahoma public onsale is Friday, January 13 at 10:00 AM CST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase, so fans are encouraged to buy during the presale. At the public onsale, prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: $117
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $387
Weekend VIP Reserved: $416
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Rocklahoma partner GovX.

The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience, with an endless party running around the clock for four days. General Admission Camping and VIP Camping tickets may be purchased as an add-on during online checkout at www.Rocklahoma.com. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 21 at Noon and will remain open until Noon on Tuesday, May 30.

Rocklahoma is supported by our rockin? sponsors: Bud Light, Monster Energy and River Spirit Casino. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Rocklahoma is produced by AEG Live, and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey

DOPE / Combichrist Announce Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour Sponsored by Black Craft Whiskey
September Mourning & Davey Suicide to Provide Support on 30+ dates.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 9, 2017 – Industrial Metal Legends DOPE and Combichrist are pairing up for the Black Craft Whiskey sponsored Blood, Lust, Death 2017 Tour.. The bill will be rounded out with support from September Mourning and Davey Suicide. Launching Feb 27th in Portland OR, the tour winds through the Midwest, East Coast, and South before wrapping up in LA on April 9.

“We are very excited to get back out on the road ” says Edsel Dope.
“This will be our first time touring with Combichrist & we both have some really cool surprises planned for the tour?If you are a fan of Industrial Metal, this is one show that you don’t want to miss”.

“In addition to playing the Dope classics, this will be the first opportunity for fans to catch us performing some of the songs off of our new album Blood Money ” Says Edsel.

“Can’t wait to get back on the road in the US and actually play a full show for all of you again. Hope you’re all ready to party, because shit’s getting serious. We are packing the set full of old classics as well as our new favorite tracks” – Andy LaPlegua – Combichrist

Both Dope and Combichrist will play full sets on the tour.?

Exclusive Meet and Greet packages are available at Enter The Vault for all events?

Blood, Lust, Death Tour 2017 Show Dates:
03/02 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
03/03 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
03/04 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
03/05 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
03/06 @ Underground – Omaha, NE
03/07 @ Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA
03/08 @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St Paul, MN
03/09 @ Courtside – Dubuque, IA
03/10 @ Q&Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
03/12 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
03/13 @ The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
03/14 @ The Agora – Cleveland, OH
03/15 @ HOME Bar – Arlington Heights, IL
03/16 @ Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
03/17 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
03/18 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
03/19 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
03/20 @ Trixie’s Ent. Complex – Louisville, KY
03/21 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
03/24 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/25 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
03/26 @ Arizona Pete’s -Greensboro, NC
03/28 @ The Haven – Winter Park, FL
03/29 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
03/30 @ O’Malley’s Sports Bar – Fort Lauderdale, FL
04/02 @ Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
04/03 @ Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
04/04 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/05 @ Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
04/06 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
04/08 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
04/09 @ The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

Dope’s latest album, Blood Money, sold 15 thousand units in its first week, debuting on the Billboard Top 100 album chart at number 27.
Click HERE for Tickets and Exclusive VIP Upgrades

DARKEST HOUR PREMIERE “TIMELESS NUMBERS” VIA LOUDWIRE

DARKEST HOUR PREMIERE ?TIMELESS NUMBERS? VIA LOUDWIRE
BAND DISCUSSES NEW ALBUM, GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA (MARCH 10, SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS), IN NEW WEBISODE
Photo credit: Pete Duvall
Jan. 6, 2017, Washington, D.C. ? Darkest Hour, who recently announced the March 10 release of their ninth album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (via Southern Lord Recordings), share a second song from the 12-track album, streaming ?Timeless Numbers? via Loudwire (http://loudwire.com/darkest-hour-timeless-numbers-exclusive-song-premiere/).
“This song, like ?Knife in the Safe Room? (https://youtu.be/msZDL0mOzH0), has a dual meaning,? explains Darkest Hour guitar player Mike Schleibaum. ?The first is the continuation of the story line that permeates the album. In this track we see our main character struggle with the inherit history of the culture he/she was brought up in and the realization that it was always in our nature to divide and consume ourselves.
In simpler terms, it is a reflection on the drain of modern life and the subsequent division / internal destruction that this life seems to always lead humanity towards. As we travel the world, we have seen how no matter where you are, humans divide themselves. We interact with immigration policies, boarders and barriers that are cultural, economic, and political everyday that we are on tour. While traveling the world we have done our best to spread a message of anti-nationalism, unilateral respect for humans of all forms, and lastly the basic idea that music/art is more powerful and more eternal then religion, nation states, or even TECHNOLOGY!?
Pre-orders for the 12-song album are available now with physical bundles available via Southern Lord?s webstore (http://southernlord.com/bands/view/darkest-hour) and digital downloads, which include a download of ?Knife in the Safe Room? and ?Timeless Numbers,? available via Bandcamp (https://darkesthoursl.bandcamp.com/), iTunes (http://apple.co/2hpwKmE) and Apple Music (http://apple.co/2hSRIqX).
The band talks about the new album, crowd funding, working with producer Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Nails, Converge) and the partnership with Southern Lord in the first of an ongoing series of podcasts and webisodes.  The premiere Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora webisode can be seen here: https://youtu.be/UrLoXIsatug, with new webisodes available weekly through mid-February.  The band?s podcast, dubbed Darkest Hour Radio, is available here: http://dhradio.libsyn.com/ and http://apple.co/2htDn5v.
Behind-the-scenes webisode: https://youtu.be/UrLoXIsatug
The Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora tour, presented by Metal Sucks:
February 17  Washington, D.C. Black Cat
February 18  Pittsburgh, PA  Diesel
February 19  Cleveland, OH  The Agora Theater
February 21  New York, NY  Saint Vitus
February 23  Chicago, IL  Reggie?s
February 24  Milwaukee, WI  The Metal Grill
February 26  Kansas City, MO  The Riot Room
February 28  Denver, CO  Marquis Theater
March 1  Salt Lake City, UT  Metro Bar
March 5  Portland, OR  Analog Cafe
March 6  Seattle, WA  Studio Seven
March 8  San Francisco, CA  DNA Lounge
March 10  Los Angeles, CA  The Regent
March 11  San Diego, CA  Brick By Brick
March 12  Phoenix, AZ  Club Red
March 13  Tucson, AZ  Club XS
March 14  Albuquerque, NM  The Compound 2
March 15  Lubbock, TX  Backstage
March 16  Austin, TX  Grizzly Hall
March 17  Houston, TX  White Oak
March 18  San Antonio, TX  Korova
March 19  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 21  Cincinnati, OH  Northside Yacht Club
Ringworm and Rivers of Nihil open on all dates (except D.C.), Rotten Sound open Feb. 17 to March 4, Tombs open March 5 to March 21.
European tour dates:
April 16  Linz, Austria  Posthof
April 17  Graz, Austria  Orpheum
April 18  Budapest, Hungary
April 20  Bucharest, Romania
April 21  Sofia, Bulgaria  Maimunarnika
April 22  Thessaloniki, Greece  Principal Club Theatre
April 23  Athina, Greece  Piraeus Academy
April 25  Barcelona, Spain  Razzmatazz
April 27  Madrid, Spain  La Rivier
Parkway Drive open on all European dates except Budapest.
Darkest Hour is John Henry (vocals), Mike Schleibaum (guitar), Mike Carrigan (guitar), Travis Orbin (drums) and Aaron Deal (bass).
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SUPERJOINT To Kick Off Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite Next Week; Tour Trailer Posted And More!

SUPERJOINT To Kick Off Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite Next Week; Tour Trailer Posted And More!
[photo by Danin Drahos]
SUPERJOINT will kick of the New Year with part one of their US headlining tour. The band’s latest journey, and first in support of their recently issued Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length will commence on January 12th and run through February 3rd with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit.
Additionally, SUPERJOINT will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event organized for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who underwent a liver transplant last month. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause.
Watch a hilarious tour trailer at THIS LOCATION where you can also view the band’s “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” video.
 
In other SUPERJOINT news, frontman Philip H. Anselmo recently visited Loudwire’s HQ where he was filmed narrating classic Sesame Street tale The Monster At The End Of This Book. Check it out HERE.
SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite:
1/12/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX [tickets]
1/13/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX [tickets]
1/14/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX [tickets]
1/16/2017 Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom – Monroe, LA [tickets]
1/17/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR [tickets]
1/19/2017 The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
1/20/2017 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN [tickets]
1/21/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH [tickets]
1/22/2017 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI [tickets]
1/24/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY [tickets]
1/25/2017 The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]
1/27/2017 House Of Music & Ent. – Arlington Heights, IL [tickets]
1/28/2017 Pop’s Concert Venue – Sauget, IL [tickets]
1/29/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN [tickets]
1/31/2017 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL [tickets]
2/01/2017 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN [tickets]
2/03/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL [tickets]
2/04/2017 For The Sick Benefit For Mike IX @ Siberia + Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard [tickets]
Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is SUPERJOINT‘s first proper studio offering in over a decade. Recorded at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst.
Various order bundles, including limited edition vinyl options and authentic woodwork from their “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” video are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE where you can also stream the record in full.
In addition to Anselmo claiming the cover of Decibel Magazine’s December 2016 issue, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application continues to earn critical accolades from fans and critics globally. In a perfect 5/5 score, New Noise Magazine likens the band’s rhythm section to a, “rapid series of punches like a Cajun boxer,” furthering, “SUPERJOINT‘s variety of hardcore can have a strenuous relationship with jazz, as in the midst of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application‘s storm of nihilism is the sexy gospel of New Orleans jazz. SUPERJOINT‘s music is like a poison that you want to keep drinking, a spirit that doesn’t age, and never heals – but it’ll kill time. There is creative genius in these guys.” Loudwire notes, “SUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” Of the title track, Metal Injection champions, “…a great mix of southern rock and hardcore punk… if Down ever got really angry and decided to knock out a punk record, this is what I imagine it would sound like.” While Maximum Volume Music writes, “They may have dropped the ritual but they have kept the habitual as the ferocious New Orleans supergroup pick up where they left off after a 13-year gap.”
Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. “The volatile, acidic savagery that the band is known for is just as present now as it was before they went on hiatus over a decade ago…,” issues Metal Nexus. “Songs heaving with hardcore foundations and muscular musical swagger detonate and decimate everything within earshot as they creep down your auditory canals and crush your skull from within…” Two Guys Metal Reviews concurs, “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is exactly what it needs to be: raw, vicious, and unrelenting. Everything that has made the Phil Anselmo projects great over the past few years is represented here… this man is one of the truly great forces in metal.” The Sludgelord champions the band’s collectively “gnarly and nasty music,” that’s as, “potent as ever,” and a, “storming return.” Adds Hellbound, “‘Circling The Drain’ is perhaps the best Bower riff he’s written in a while, literally interpreting the song title with a circling, buzzsaw neckwrecker. Gawddamn! Tracks like ‘Asshole,’ ‘Mutts Bite Too,’ and ‘Rigging The Fight’ only thicken the toxic mixture. Revenge is a dish best served sludgy!”
 
SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.
For SUPERJOINT coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

Metal Blade Records to be inducted into “The Hall of Heavy Metal History”

As part of Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration in 2017, “The Hall of Heavy Metal History” will induct the label at an all-star ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday, January 18th at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, CA. Hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk, the awards show will also feature performances by the Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross “The Boss” (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), among others. Proceeds from the event will benefit the “Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund”.

See below for the 2017 “Hall of Heavy Metal History” inductees:
–Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio (with Wendy Dio accepting the induction)
–Metal Blade Records (with Brian Slagel accepting the induction)
–Scorpions (with drummer Mikkey Dee accepting the induction)
–Rainbow Bar and Grill (with Rainbow Bar and Grill owner Mikael Maglieri accepting the induction)
–Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead (with Manager Todd Singerman accepting the induction)
–Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of Manowar
–Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
–Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot (along with a special 33rd anniversary induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 heavy metal album status)
–Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
–Don Airey of Deep Purple
–Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
–Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne (with the Rhoads family members accepting the induction)

Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the ‘Hall of Heavy Metal History’ for this great honor.”

MAYHEM: De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Out Now And Streaming

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length. In celebration of its release, the band has self-issued De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM’s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The offering is available now on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally.

Sample De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive footage of “From The Dark Past,” “Life Eternal,” and “Freezing Moon” below;

MAYHEM will march their way across North America next month performing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its monumental entirety. Set to commence on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec, the headlining tour will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will be provided by Black Anvil and Inquisition.
MAYHEM w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND ANTHRAX TO CO-HEADLINE SPRING 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR — “KILLTHRAX”

Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax announce today that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill.

With KsE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The intense and dynamic The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, Dec. 16 at 10AM local time. Log on to the KsE site, the Anthrax site, or the TDWP site for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales.

Killswitch Engage released the universally regarded Incarnate (Roadrunner) this past March, which debuted #6 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Album chart. 2016 also saw KsE appearing on a Stars Wars-themed Revolver cover, staging an unforgettable and intimate, five-club NYC takeover for album release week, and embarking on an impressive Incarnate World Tour. On November 25, the band released Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol. II on Blu-ray, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing over 3.5 hours of footage. At the heart of this release is a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade away, to the band he helped form back in 1999. It picks up right where their 2005 {Set This} World Ablaze release left off, revealing the rest of the untold KsE story.

For Anthrax, these dates are in support of the band’s critically-celebrated 11th album, For All Kings (Megaforce), released last February. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, 2016 has been action-packed for Anthrax. For All Kings debuted at #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200, the band’s second Top 10 chart entry. Two striking music videos made with director Jack Bennett, one over-the-top grizzly, the other an innovative stop-motion piece, an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that paired the band with the iconic Robert De Niro, and sharing stages with bands like Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, and fellow Big Four members, Slayer were just a few of the highlights.

“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” Added the band’s Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KSE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”

“Anthrax and Killswitch ? KillThrax! Holy crap!,” said Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”

KsE singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying, “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax! We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”

Confirmed dates for the KsE and Anthrax tour are as follows.

MARCH
29 ? The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *
30 ? Express Live, Columbus, OH **
31 ? Arcada Theater, St. Charles, IL (Anthrax only)
31 ? The International, Knoxville, TN (KsE only)

APRIL
1? Little River Casino, Manistee, MI (Anthrax only)
1 ? Norva, Norfolk, VA (KsE only)
3 ? The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD *
4 ? The Dome, Wallingford, CT *
5 ? Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA **
7 ? 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *
8 ? The Fillmore, Detroit, MI **
9 ? Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *
11 ? The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **
12 ?Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **
13 ? House of Blues, Orlando, FL *
15 ? Texas Independence Festival, Austin, TX **
16 ? Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **
17 ? House of Blues, Houston, TX *
18 ? House of Blues, Dallas, TX **
20 ? The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *
22 ? The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **
23 ? The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **
25 ? Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *
26 ? Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
28 ? Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
29 ? Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **
30 ? Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *

MAY
1 ? The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **
3 ? Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, CANADA **
5 ? Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **
6 ? Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *
7 ? House of Blues, Boston, MA *

* ? KsE closes
** ? Anthrax closes

ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016’s Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band’s international reach.

As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D?Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

ABOUT ANTHRAX:
As part of the band?s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016?s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard?s Hard Rock Chart and at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades. Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band?s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.? Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.

CANDIRIA PREMIERE “WANDERING LIGHT” VIDEO

Brooklyn’s own Candiria have partnered with DecibelMagazine.com to bring you the video for “Wandering Light,” another powerful track off their new record While They Were Sleeping. It’s a concept album conceived by the band’s lead vocalist Carley Coma that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.

Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia comments: “‘Wandering Light’ is one of my favorite songs off of the new album so I am very happy it was included in the live Spaceman Sound Studio sessions. This version of the song includes an additional musical section that I feel adds another layer of excitement to the performance.”

About the song, Metal Hammer UK wrote, “‘Wandering Light’ encapsulates the quintet’s startling chemistry, as churning brutality morphs seamlessly into a brief, jazz interlude and back again, the whole thing sounding like nothing else on Earth: brave, smart, adventurous and joyously contrary to mainstream metal’s current creative inertia. But then Candiria were this brilliant 20 years ago too. Wake up, folks: herein lies genius.”

Fresh off a successful North America headline tour in support of the album, the band will head back out on the road again this upcoming January and February. “Candiria is extremely excited to get back on the road for the upcoming regional dates that we have scheduled,” asserts LaMacchia. “The band has been getting acquainted with both new and old material that we are looking forward to incorporating in our live set.”

See below for all dates.

CANDIRIA WINTER 2017 TOUR DATES:

CANDIRIA TOUR DATES:
1/19 ? Baltimore, MD ? Ottobar
1/20 ?Trenton, NJ ? Backstage at Championship
1/21 – Amityville, NY ? Amityville Music Hall
1/22 ? Boston, MA ? Great Scott
2/2 ? Santa Cruz, CA ? Catylyst Atrium
2/3 ? Sacramento, CA ? Blue Lamp
2/4 ? San Francisco, CA ? Bottom Of The Hill
2/5 ? Los Angeles, CA ? Complex
2/16 ? Pittsburgh, PA ? Smalls (Supporting ZAO)

ABOUT CANDIRIA:
Since their inception in 1992, Candiria have been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest album, While They Were Sleeping, continues that legacy, with Pitchfork hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen”.

WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, And ALLEGAEON To Tour The US This Spring

To commemorate Metal Blade Records? 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label?s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special US tour this March: WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, and ALLEGAEON. The tour will run from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana.  See below for all confirmed dates.

WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, ALLEGAEON
Celebrating Metal Blade Records? 35th Anniversary:
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall ? Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts ? Philadelphia, PA
2/24/2017 The Fillmore ? Silver Spring, MD
2/25/2017 Irving Plaza ? New York, NY
2/26/2017 House Of Blues ? Cleveland, OH
2/28/2017 St. Andrew?s Hall ? Detroit, MI
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre ? Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart?s ? Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Mercury Ballroom ? Louisville, KY
3/04/2017 House Of Blues ? Chicago, IL
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater ? Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues ? San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore ? San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades ? Sacramento, CA
3/14/2017 House Of Blues ? Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues ? Dallas, TX
3/16/2017 House Of Blues ? New Orleans, LA

After headlining the Impericon Never Say Die! European tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Fallujah, and more last month, WHITECHAPEL is ready to head out on the road again, in support of their new album, Mark Of The Blade. Hailed as ?an exciting milestone? by AltPress, Mark Of The Blade sees WHITECHAPEL redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener.

CATTLE DECAPITATION recently joined forces with Brujeria for a UA tour in support of their most recent full-length, 2015?s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of CATTLE DECAPITATION?s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, MetalSucks, and MetalInjection, among many others.

Currently on the road with Crowbar following a crushing Ozzfest performance, GOATWHORE is currently finishing up work on their seventh studio album, which was recorded and is being mixed entirely in analog format. Their previous record, 2014?s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, was crowned their most, ?varied record to date, as well as their strongest,? by Pitchfork and, ?unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive,? by PopMatters.

Since the release of their new album, Proponent For Sentience, this past September, ALLEGAEON has shared the stage with the likes of Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, and more at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as joined labelmates Battlecross and Necromancing the Stone for the annual Winter Warriors Tour.

NORTHERN INVASION BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline the third annual Northern Invasion, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI.

Northern Invasion hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience. In 2016, Northern Invasion expanded to two full days, with over 45,000 in attendance.

The powerful music lineup for Northern Invasion 2017 is as follows: Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Citizen Zero, and more.

“Looking forward to bringing the Smack to Northern Invasion,? said Godsmack?s Sully Erna. It?ll be awesome to share the stage with so many great artists.”

Gavin Rossdale of Bush said, ?We are so excited to come play the Northern Invasion. So many killer bands I want to see?starting with Soundgarden. We plan on bringing the fire.?

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase hotel, camping and VIP packages. Available camping packages (RV and tent options for 3 nights) include Groupie, Roadie, Star, and Ultimate Package at Float Rite Park. Hotel packages offered for 3 nights are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All camping and hotel packages include a $25 festival merchandise voucher for each person. For details on each package, visit NorthernInvasion.com.

The Northern Invasion public onsale is Friday, December 16 at 10:00 AM CST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase, so fans are encouraged to buy during the presale. At the public onsale, prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: $99.50
Weekend General Admission Ticket 4-Pack: $359.00
Weekend VIP: $199.50
*** Ticket prices do not include fees.***

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Northern Invasion partner GovX.

Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

Northern Invasion is supported by our rockin? sponsors: Monster Energy, Zippo, Pabst Brewing Company, and Jack Daniel?s. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Somerset Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late ’80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.

Megadeth Nominated For Grammy Award For ‘Best Metal Performance’

GLOBAL METAL PIONEERS MEGADETH NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD FOR
?BEST METAL PERFOMANCE?
Megadeth Wrap Up The Year With Performances at the Revolver Awards Show
and ?Late Night with Seth Meyers?

Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH have been nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance for the title track from their new album Dystopia.

?Last time we were nominated I was at the awards talking with Kenny G and I said how we?d been nominated a lot, but hadn?t won it yet. He said, ?Don?t feel bad, it took me 21 times to win my first one!? This has been such an incredible year for Megadeth. With so many milestones, and so many individual and group awards, to now have this honor of being nominated again is the grand finale to the most perfect campaign. We are very appreciative and thankful to all of our peers and contemporaries that are voting for the 2017 Grammy?s.? ? Dave Mustaine, founder Megadeth.

MEGADETH kicked off 2016 with their new album release, Dystopia. The album debuted No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, alongside Adele and Justin Bieber, No.1 on the Hard Music/Top Rock Chart, No. 2 Top Album Sales Chart, peaked at No. 27 at radio, and marked the highest charting album for MEGADETH since 1992?s Countdown To Extinction, which debuted at No. 2.

Always discovering and presenting new experiences for their fans, MEGADETH debuted a special edition package featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience. The band headed into a customized VR set-up with director Blair Underwood where they performed and filmed songs from their album within the fallen city of a dystopian world modeled after the world created in MEGADETH?s music video for ?The Threat Is Real.? Their cutting-edge package, campaign and partnership with new technology company earned them the prestigious SILVER CLIO for their collaborative project in the world of music marketing and advertising. MEGADETH joined other Silver Clio winners including Walt Disney Records for Star Wars, Intel for Lady Gaga, Coke, KitKat, Samsung for Rihanna, JBL and more.

Their album and world tour were met with overwhelming praise including:

?Vital and menacing thrash?Megadeth sound
reborn on Dystopia? ? Rolling Stone

?For the band?s 15th full-length, Dystopia,
Megadeth waste no time reminding long-time listeners
why the hell they loved the band in the first place? ­? Paste

?On this night, a night of perfect metal mastery, they sure were.
And the crowd left exhausted and exuberant, excited
and ecstatic, newfound friends in metal, every one of us?? Under The Radar

For the remaining days of 2016, MEGADETH is the featured performer and also nominated for Album of the Year Song of the Year, Best Guitarist and Best Drummer at this years? Revolver Music Awards being held in New York on December 13. Mustaine will also receive the Lifetime Achievement award. Megadeth will also perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers on December 15.

In between the MEGADETH?s touring schedule, Dave Mustaine oversaw production and launched Megadeth beer ?A Tour Le Monde? in October. The Belgium style Saison Ale, is in partnership with Unibroue, one of the most highly awarded breweries in North America. The first batch is already completely sold out. Dave Mustaine just returned from Japan where he hosted the Classic Rock Awards. In addition to his hosting duties, he joined Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Rudolph Schenker and others for an all-star performance to the sold out audience at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium. Meanwhile, David Ellefson was also promoting LANDFILL HARMONIC, a documentary which includes the story of MEGADETH travelling to Paraguay to meet and perform with young artists (and MEGADETH fans) who play classical music on instruments constructed from recycled metal and wood found in a landfill.

One of the original ?Big Four,? MEGADETH burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually invented a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business? And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 12 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums?including 1992?s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

MAYHEM To Release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive; Band To Perform Classic Album In Its Entirety On North American Headlining Tour

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are celebrating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with tours across the globe. This coming January, the band will march their way across North America performing the record in its monumental entirety.

In conjunction with their many live appearances, MAYHEM will also release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive on December 15th, 2016. The album was captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival. The show marked MAYHEM’s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.

Notes the band of first single “From The Dark Past,” “‘From The Dark Past’ has not been played many times live before, yet is in many ways an archetypical song from the band, containing key elements that are scattered throughout the rest of the album – blizzard blast beats and eerie atmospherics, all of course adorned by vocalist Attila Csihar’s unique voice within the genre. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered one of the most influential black metal albums of all time, and this is the first time in history this classic album from 1994 is performed live in its entirety.”

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The celebratory release will come available on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally on December 15th, 2016.

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Track Listing:
1. Funeral Fog
2. Freezing Moon
3. Cursed In Eternity
4. Pagan Fears
5. Life Eternal
6. From The Dark Past
7. Buried By Time And Dust
8. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

MAYHEM will return to North America on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec for a headlining tour that will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will be provided by Black Anvil and Inquisition.

MAYHEM w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition:
1/20/2017 Club Solda – Montreal, QC
1/21/2017 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
1/22/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/23/2017 Metro – Chicago, IL
1/24/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
1/25/2017 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
1/27/2017 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/28/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
1/30/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
1/31/2017 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/03/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/04/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/06/2017 Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
2/10/2017 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/11/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
2/13/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/14/2017 Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
2/15/2017 The Howard Theater – Washington, DC
2/16/2017 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/17/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/18/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
2/19/2017 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

SUPERJOINT Confirms Winter Headlining Tour With Battlecross And Child Bite; Band To Appear On For The Sick Benefit For Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams

SUPERJOINT will kick of the new year with part one of their US headlining tour. The band’s latest journey is set to commence on January 12th and run through February 4th with additional dates to be announced. Support will be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit. Additionally, SUPERJOINT will play the For The Sick Benefit, a three-day festival-style event set up for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, who’s currently awaiting a liver transplant. The For The Sick Benefit will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues in New Orleans and will include appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, and many more acts bound together for the cause. Advance tickets go on sale this Friday.

SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite:
1/12/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
1/13/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
1/14/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
1/17/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
1/19/2017 The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
1/20/2017 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
1/21/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
1/22/2017 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
1/24/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
1/25/2017 The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
1/27/2017 House Of Music & Ent. – Arlington Heights, IL
1/28/2017 Pop’s Concert Venue – Sauget, IL
2/3-5/2017 For The Sick Benefit For Mike IX @ Siberia + Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA w/ Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, more…

SUPERJOINT will be touring in support of the debauched fruit of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. Their first proper studio offering in over a decade, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst. Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was recorded at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds.

In addition to Anselmo claiming the cover of Decibel Magazine’s December 2016 issue, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application continues to earn critical accolades from fans and critics globally. Team Rock hails an “unrelenting siege of pugnacious, old-school hardcore, lacking only subtlety and restraint.” In a perfect 5/5 score, New Noise Magazine likens the band’s rhythm section to a, “rapid series of punches like a Cajun boxer,” furthering, “SUPERJOINT’s variety of hardcore can have a strenuous relationship with jazz, as in the midst of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application’s storm of nihilism is the sexy gospel of New Orleans jazz. SUPERJOINT’s music is like a poison that you want to keep drinking, a spirit that doesn’t age, and never heals – but it’ll kill time. There is creative genius in these guys.” Loudwire notes, “SUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” Of the title track, Metal Injection champions, “…a great mix of southern rock and hardcore punk… if Down ever got really angry and decided to knock out a punk record, this is what I imagine it would sound like.” While Maximum Volume Music writes, “They may have dropped the ritual but they have kept the habitual as the ferocious New Orleans supergroup pick up where they left off after a 13-year gap.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. “The volatile, acidic savagery that the band is known for is just as present now as it was before they went on hiatus over a decade ago…,” issues Metal Nexus. “Songs heaving with hardcore foundations and muscular musical swagger detonate and decimate everything within earshot as they creep down your auditory canals and crush your skull from within…” Two Guys Metal Reviews concurs, “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application is exactly what it needs to be: raw, vicious, and unrelenting. Everything that has made the Phil Anselmo projects great over the past few years is represented here… this man is one of the truly great forces in metal.” The Sludgelord champions the band’s collectively “gnarly and nasty music,” that’s as, “potent as ever,” and a, “storming return.” Adds Hellbound, “‘Circling The Drain’ is perhaps the best Bower riff he’s written in a while, literally interpreting the song title with a circling, buzzsaw neckwrecker. Gawddamn! Tracks like ‘Asshole,’ ‘Mutts Bite Too,’ and ‘Rigging The Fight’ only thicken the toxic mixture. Revenge is a dish best served sludgy!”

SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.

FINAL DRIVE ANNOUNCES final 2016 dates

This One Is For The Metal Family Tour 2016

Final Drive is a Southern Groove Thrash Metal band from St. Louis, Missouri on tour sure to be melting faces in the Midwest!

If you dig Slayer, Clutch, Pantera and AC/DC then be prepared for a Merry Metal  Treat.

Final Drive is:

Nathan Easter- Guitar, Jordan Gaw- Vocals, Alex Wheeler-Drums, Ray Tucker-Bass, Pat Seymour-Guitar

The anticipated fivefold CD will be released Deb 3, 2017 . Fans can pre-order the new CD on Kickstarter

 DIG DEEPER, coming out in 2017, 2 days left to help fund its release on kickstarter at:
http://PledgeFinalDrive.com

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An evening of Brutal “IN YOUR FACE”  lyrics and

“PUNCH YOU IN THE THROAT” music, you will be begging for MORE!

Find your date and don’t miss this show!

Thurs 2/08- Thunder Alley-Oklahoma City, OK

Fri 12/09- Arcadia-Houston, TX

Sat 12/10- The Pond- Franklin, TN

Wed 12/14- Riffhouse Pub- Chesapeake, VA

Fri 12/16- The Cove Music Hall- Worcester, MA

Sat 12/17- Spaceland Ballroom- Hamden, CT

 

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Don’t forget to go to:

http://pledgefinaldrive.com/

to help fund  the new CD “Dig Deeper” to be released Feb 3, 2017

For all the , merchandise,  up-to-date Final Drive News

also visit:

http://finaldrive.org/

And check out their videos on You Tube:

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SUNN O))) Announces 2017 Performance At The Barbican As Part Of Convergence Festival

SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival.

Support for the show comes from classically trained Icelandic singer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir who has played and recorded with bands such as Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, and Múm, as well as her solo project Lost In Hildurness, and has previously toured with Animal Collective and SUNN O))). Guðnadóttir also wrote the arrangements for the Wildbirds & Peacedrums session as part of the Barbican’s Nils Frahm curated marathon weekend Possibly Colliding in July 2016.

This show is produced by the Barbican in association with Convergence. Tickets will go on sale first to Barbican Members this Thursday, December 1st, followed by general sale on Friday, December 2nd.

This past Summer, SUNN O))) toured the 2015 Kannon LP across Europe, taking in incredible settings along the way, such as a performance in the center of the world’s largest labyrinth, Labirinto Della Masone in rural Italy.

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