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OPETH STREAMS NEW ALBUM, ‘SORCERESS,’ TODAY AT ROLLINGSTONE

With only one day remaining until their highly anticipated album release, Sweden?s musical alchemists, OPETH, have partnered with RollingStone to premiere a stream of their magnum opus, Sorceress. Years of preparation and months of anticipation have finally led to the full unveiling of the band?s critically heralded 12th studio album, which arrives tomorrow via the band?s own imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Witness the power of Sorceress now, exclusively at RollingStone.com.

OPETH made their landfall in North America this past weekend with an epic set at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA and will continue their journey with a headline tour that kicks off tonight at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, OPETH has just announced a special show in Los Angeles, named ?An Evening of Sorcery, Deliverance & Damnation,? at The Belasco on October 20th.

OPETH Tour Dates:
Sep 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sep 30 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Oct 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Oct 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct 7 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Oct 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Oct 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Oct 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 14 – Austin, TX – Emo?s
Oct 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Oct 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct 20 ? Los Angeles, CA ? The Belasco
Oct 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Oct 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct 25 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum

IN ADVANCE OF THIS WEEKEND’S THIRD ANNUAL LOUDER THAN LIFE AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE FESTIVAL PRODUCER DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS RELEASES LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015 ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY SHOWING NEARLY $13 MILLION IMPACT IN THE LOUISVILLE AREA

In advance of this weekend’s third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE – held October 1 & 2 at Champions Park in Louisville – festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, in cooperation with the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, has released its LOUDER THAN LIFE 2015 economic impact study. Conducted by Destination Analysts, Inc. and commissioned by the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the study estimates that the 2015 edition of the festival generated nearly $13 million in economic impact for the Louisville area.

LOUDER THAN LIFE’s total estimated economic impact was $12.8 million. Highlights of the report include that the festival generated nearly 30,000 local hotel nights, resulting in local hotel revenues of $3.35 million and $538,000 in hotel taxes. The festival generated over $1.1 million in total taxes from hotels, sales and gas. According to DWP’s CEO Danny Hayes, “We generate significant hotel revenue because we market LOUDER THAN LIFE as a ‘destination festival’ and spend the bulk of our marketing dollars outside of Kentucky. Our attendance demographics reflect the success of this approach.” The 2015 festival had roughly 32,000 unique attendees (50,000 total attendance over two days). Of these, 2/3 resided outside the greater Louisville area, and 43% lived outside the state of Kentucky.

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SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine; First New Full-Length In Over A Decade To See Release This November Via Housecore Records

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 Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), 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.

Mitchell’s idea worked brilliantly, as 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. Set for release on November 11th, 2016 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was captured at Nodferatu’s Lair and marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by Anselmo 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, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT’s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.

“The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,” reflects Bower, “Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today’s underground. It’s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn’t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn’t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ‘Receiving No Answer To The Knock’ and ‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!”

Adds Anselmo of the offering, “The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology — computers and all that comes with them, mainly — has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.”

As a precursor to the release of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, today Revolver Magazine offers up the confrontational “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” for communal ingestion. Issues Anselmo simply, “‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ is an absolute SUPERJOINT hook-a-rama done in one-thousand-percent SUPERJOINT form! It’s a state of cerebral address, and thicker than a hundred-year-old deck of collectable boxing cards.”

SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas with future onstage abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Track Listing:
1. Today And Tomorrow
2. Burning The Blanket
3. Ruin You
4. Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application
5. Sociopathic Herd Delusion
6. Circling The Drain
7. Clickbait
8. Asshole
9. Mutts Bite Too
10. Rigging The Fight
11. Receiving No Answer To The Knock

AMON AMARTH Premieres “Raise Your Horns” Video Via Rollingstone.com; Contest With Grimfrost Launched + US Tour With Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, And Butcher Babies Commence

After headlining a North American tour earlier this year, and appearing at premier festivals across Europe all Summer, AMON AMARTH today launches their new video for “Raise Your Horns,” featuring live footage from their San Diego (US), London (UK), Paris (FR), Tilburg (NL), Berlin (DE), and Hellfest (FR) shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! Head over to RollingStone.com now to watch the video, which includes the following guest appearances:

Zakk Wylde – Black Label Society
John DeServio – Black Label Society
Sam Didier – Blizzard Entertainment
Adam D & Jesse Leach – Killswitch Engage
Doro Pesch
Mike McKenna – NHL/AHL Goaltender
Robb Flynn – Machine Head
Jordan Mancino – Wovenwar
Colleen Schneider – Invicta FC MMA fighter
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Kreator
Johannes Eckerström – Avatar
Josh Elmore – Cattle Decapitation
Trevor Bauer – Cleveland Indians
Victor Brandt – Entombed A.D.
Matt Heafy – Trivium
Joakim Brodén – Sabaton
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Kreator
Daniel Tompkins – Tesseract
Kerry King – Slayer
King Diamond
Bobby Blitz – Overkill
Glen Benton – Deicide
George Parros – Violent Gentlemen/NHL Stanley Cup Champion (Anaheim Ducks)
Frank Bello – Anthrax
Joey Belladonna – Anthrax
Jonathan Donais – Anthrax
Shayna Baszler – MMA fighter/Premier Wrestling
Richard Christy – The Howard Stern Show
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth
Kevin Kraft – Jason Ellis Show
Mark Tremont – Tremonti/Alter Bridge
Paul Biedermann – German world record holding Olympic swimmer
Nick Hipa – Wovenwar
David Draiman – Disturbed
Angela Hill – Invicta FC Strawweight Champion
Dan Isla – NASA JPL Systems Engineer
Jessica Pimentel – Orange Is The New Black
Steve Asheim – Deicide
Adam Green – film director (Hatchet, Chillerama, Holliston)
Alan Averill – Primordial
Scott Ian – Anthrax
Grutle Kjellson – Enslaved
Rob Caggiano – Volbeat
Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
Andy La Rocque – King Diamond
Perttu Kivilaakso – Apocalyptica
Floor Jansen – Nightwish
Niclas Engelin – In Flames
LG Petrov – Entombed A.D.
Stefan Hüskens – Asphyx
Travis Ryan – Cattle Decapitation
Jose Mangin – SiriusXM Liquid Metal
Mike D’Antonio – Killswitch Engage
Biff Byford – Saxon
Paul Quinn – Saxon
Nergal – Behemoth
The Keyboard Warrior as himself

Starting today, fans also have the chance to win a Grimfrost prize pack, including their own carefully polished and cleaned top quality Viking drinking horn (which holds 4 liters, 8 pints, or 128 oz)! The grand prize winner will also receive a Berserker T-shirt, Heathen T-shirt, and a stainless steel Wolf King Chain with Grimfrost’s Thor’s Hammer necklace. Presented by AMON AMARTH in partnership with Grimfrost, the contest is open to the global public, and ends on October 10th at 9:00AM PST/12:00PM EST/6:00PM CET.

Grimfrost is a Swedish company dedicated to making and selling the highest quality Viking reproductions on the market. Their products range from hand-forged axes and jewelry to beard oil and Viking inspired T-shirts. For more information, visit Grimfrost.com.

Continuing their worldwide tour in support of Jomsviking, AMON AMARTH will head back out on the road tomorrow, September 20th, to join Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Butcher Babies on a US tour, before appearing at the annual Knotfest with Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and more on Sunday, September 25th. See below for all dates!

AMON AMARTH w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Butcher Babies:
9/20/2016 Casper Events – Center Casper, WY
9/21/2016The Great Saltair – Magna, UT
9/22/2016 The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2016 Knotfest – Devore, CA * AMON AMARTH only
9/27/2016 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
9/28/2016 Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 City National Civic – San Jose, CA
10/01/2016 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
10/03/2016 Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex – Council Bluffs, IA
10/04/2016 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
10/05/2016 Sears Centre – Hoffman Estates, IL
10/07/2016 iWireless Center – Moline, IL
10/08/2016 UWM Panther Arena – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2016 Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
10/11/2016 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
10/12/2016 DCU Center – Worcester, MA
10/13/2016 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
10/14/2016 Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
10/16/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

AMON AMARTH released their tenth full-length, Jomsviking, earlier this year. As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept et al). For their efforts, AMON AMARTH landed on the global charts, including a #11 spot on the US Current Album Billboard Chart. To purchase and preview Jomsviking, visit amonamarth.com, where the album is available in various formats, and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.” – MetalSucks

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.” – Blabbermouth

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.” – PopMatters

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!” – Metal Hammer (DE)
“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.” – Powerplay

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.” – Musicology

EYEHATEGOD: Randy Blythe To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Upcoming US Tour With Discharge And Toxic Holocaust

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on their upcoming Fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.

Elaborates Williams of the decision, “Once again, rather than cancel an amazing tour, we have chosen for EYEHATEGOD to continue on and give one-thousand-percent. This 2016 Discharge tour is super important to me as that band has been a huge influence on my life, but my health situation right now dictates that I am not able to take the stage and perform to the best of my abilities every single night. This is where our good friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God comes into the picture. We’ve known Randall since the early ’90s when EYEHATEGOD would pass through Virginia and he’d offer for us to crash at his crib after our gigs. Great times and we became great friends. To have Mr. Blythe on board as a fill in for me on vocals for this run is a true ‘circle-stays-unbroken’ turn of events! Coming off the heels of Philip Anselmo doing vocals for EYEHATEGOD on two high profile shows [last month’s performances at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana and the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia respectively], both of these men are at the top of their game. I am getting the medical help I need and will return to the band as soon as possible. Thank you, everybody… ”

Adds Blythe, “Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a massive EYEHATEGOD fan. I’ve seen them play more times than I can remember, my old side project covered ‘Dixie Whiskey’ for an EYEHATEGOD tribute album, I wear their merch, I even have a freaking EYEHATEGOD tattoo that I got in New Orleans. They are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. I’ve also been friends with the guys in the band since the ’90s… actually, I knew them before I knew the dudes in my own band, and EYEHATEGOD would often crash at my crib when they came through Richmond. So it’s a bit dif?cult for me to say, ‘I’m super-happy that I’ve been asked to ?ll in for Mike IX Williams on this upcoming tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust.’ In fact, I can’t honestly say that at all because, once again as a fan and, more importantly, a friend, no one would rather see Mike do this tour more than myself. Mike IX is THE voice of EYEHATEGOD, and I respect him as a friend, musician, and writer way too much to ever think otherwise. What I can say is that I am beyond honored to be serving a brief tour of duty on vocals with EYEHATEGOD for this upcoming run.

When I was asked to ?ll in for Mike IX due to his health issues, I immediately said, ‘I’ll do it, as long as all of the guys in the band are cool with it, especially Mike; it can’t be any other way.’ I know from talking to him that Mike is very, very bummed to not be on this tour, especially given the fact that the legendary Discharge is one of his all-time favorite bands. In light of that fact alone, it’s a huge testament to the man’s character that he’s being gracious enough to let the band continue to work while he concentrates on his medical issues, which are entirely legitimate and prevent him from taking the stage night after night. The other guys need to keep the band alive while IX gets better. As anyone who has ever seen the band can attest, the stage of an EYEHATEGOD show isn’t exactly the ideal place to rest and recuperate from an illness, and that is the most important thing here: that Mike IX gets better. In order to both give him the time to take care of his health while simultaneously keeping EYEHATEGOD an active working unit, I’ll be proud to do my bit on this tour and take the stage with what is undeniably one of the heaviest bands on earth. It will be a savage experience; I can promise you that. Let the down-to-earth-motherfuckin’-post-ampli?cation-blues begin! Hail Mike IX.”

EYEHATEGOD’s journey with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust will commence on October 6th and run through October 15th trampling ten cities in seven states, the tour concluding with a one-off show in Chicago with Negative Approach and Svlphvrvs. See all confirmed dates below.

EYEHATEGOD w/ Discharge, Toxic Holocaust:
10/06/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/07/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
10/08/2016 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/09/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/10/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/11/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/12/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/13/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
10/14/2016 Webster Hall/Marlin Room – New York, NY
10/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/16/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Negative Approach, Svlphvrvs

EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with their self-titled LP, which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records. Reaping critical acclaim globally, the record marks the band’s most successful release in their twenty-five-plus-year lineage. Having helped define the NOLA sound with their signature down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section, EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity.

GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One”; Band Kicks Off US Tour

Arizona-based old school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!”

Offers GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason of the track, “This is a morbid love song.”
Witness the decaying sounds of “Rotting As One,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation.
Additionally, you can still raise your horns as well to their music video for the song “Desperation”;

Having devastated the underground since their formation less than three years ago, GATECREEPER’s Sonoran Depravation was produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios. The record tears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower. The album’s lead track “Craving Flesh” can be heard now via Soundcloud and YouTube.

In an advance review of the record, Two Guys Metal Reviews writes, “Everything about this record is immaculate… GATECREEPER understand the fundamental essence of death metal. They have taken the genre and refined it into something flawless and powerful with a diverse set of influences that will keep you coming back.” Adds Metal Invader, “Sonoran Depravation might be a very traditional album in its ingredients, yet it is very fresh in its deliverance and catches you from the first riff to the melodic fade out. GATECREEPER’s sound is neither anachronistic nor too modern; it is a natural sonic disastrous asset, as good as their songwriting. In a world without Bolt Thrower, our music needs more bands like GATECREEPER and more albums like Sonoran Depravation.”

Sonoran Depravation is set for an October 7th release via Relapse Records and can be preordered on physical and digital formats.

GATECREEPER has kicked off their US tour. The band will crumble two dozen venues beginning with a short run of headlining shows before joining Skeletonwitch and labelmates Iron Reagan for a trek through October 29th. Additional support will come from Oathbreaker. A complete listing of dates is available below.

GATECREEPER:
9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/26/2016 Depot District O Bar – Lubbock, TX
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/03/2016 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL *
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/08/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX *
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*
*GATECREEPER Only

AFTERSHOCK IS APPROACHING

MOMENTOUS MUSIC LINEUP LED BY ICONIC BANDS
TOOL AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD UNVEILED FOR
FIFTH ANNUAL MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK
CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO
SACRAMENTO’S DISCOVERY PARK OCTOBER 22 & 23
An awe-inspiring, momentous music lineup led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, which returns to Sacramento, California’s Discovery Park Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at Discovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The current daily music lineup for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is as follows:

Saturday, October 22: Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus

Sunday, October 23: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes

“We’re excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn, Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend. Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets AFTERSHOCK apart,” says Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

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JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES TAKING OVER the UK & EUROPE; 8 EXCLUSIVE LIVE SHOWS THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Do not miss these exclusive 8 shows this October with John 5 & The Creatures. Since the bands inception, created from the darkest corners of the twisted mind and imagination of ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5, comes his solo project The Creatures. This band is on fire with the fans from all over the world!

John 5 & The Creatures will embark on a string of dates in the U.K. and Europe starting October 5, 2016 in London, England at The Garage. This tour includes an exclusive VIP upgrade package giving you the experience of a lifetime with a one of a kind, in person opportunity!!

John 5 & The Creatures have been slowly releasing new singles and videos since the beginning of the year. Their latest single release HELL HAW debuts its counterpart video last month. The single can be downloaded on iTunes ? Check out this CRAZY HELL HAW video produced and directed by Matt Zane ?

John 5 & The Creatures consist of John 5 (guitar), Ian Ross (bass) and Rodger Carter (drums). Get your tickets NOW!

TOUR DATES ?

Oct 05 The Garage London, UK
Oct 06 The Corporation Sheffield, UK
Oct 07 Cathouse Rock Club Glasgow, UK
Oct 08 Academy 3 Manchester, UK
Oct 10 De Helling Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 11 Kaiserkeller Hamburg, Germany
Oct 12 Luxor Cologne, Germany
Oct 13 Colos – Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany

You do NOT want to miss these live shows. Full Details and more can be found at www.john-5.com.

GOATWHORE Kicks Off US Live Takeover Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Week; Band To Record Follow-Up To Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

The eternal road hellions in GOATWHORE will take to the streets again on a final run of live debauchery to close out the year. Set to launch on September 16th and level fifteen stages through October 1st, the band’s latest stretch of onstage demolitions includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California on September 24th and follows last month’s two-week European tour. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. See all confirmed performances below.

Upon their return home, team GOATWHORE will rehearse for two weeks before heading into the studio to begin tracking the follow-up to their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, issued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

GOATWHORE w/ The Blood Royale:
9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Metal Injection crowned Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” Pitchfork commended the band’s, “most varied record to date, as well as their strongest,” while PopMatters hailed an offering that’s “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive.”

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. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Progressive Death Metal Ensemble Streams Calling From A Dream Full-Length

Progressive death metal ensemble INANIMATE EXISTENCE will release their Calling From A Dream full-length this Friday. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.), Calling From A Dream is the story of a young man’s journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.
In celebration of its release, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its eclectic entirety noting, “Among the disparate musical pieces within these dynamic songs are jolting, jarring busts of start-stop riffs and fusillades of rapid-fire drumming; the rippling keys of what sounds like a harpsichord and the mystical expressions of a flute; swirling guitar harmonies and fiery solos; bearlike growls, cracked howls, and lofting female vocals (thanks to Adrianna Tentori); brutal, pile-driving rhythms, eerie dissonance, and gliding melodies. The pacing, rhythms, volume, and intensity are in almost constant flux, as are the moods of the music. And somehow it all hangs together, telling a story – or simply providing an ever-shifting series of visions for your mind’s eye to conceive.”

Calling From A Dream is INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s multifaceted, nine-track follow-up their critically-lauded A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement studio offering. In a recent 9.5/10 review, Dead Rhetoric boasts, “A lively, dark, and emotive tale awaits those who venture into Calling From A Dream. INANIMATE EXISTENCE continue to improve their storytelling/songwriting abilities, and at this point should be considered one of death metal’s finest in this regard. Calling From A Dream is a near-magical listen – technically-impressive death metal that is enhanced by a keen sense of atmosphere and emotion that brings the listener on a compelling trip to a mysterious realm.” Angry Metal Guy concurs, “Calling From A Dream’s stylistic shift is hugely effective and if the band continue to make albums that are this solid, they’re sure to land a place somewhere in the modern death metal pantheon. Added to the much richer and more dynamic production that Zack Ohren achieved on this record, it’s a huge step forward…” Wonderbox Metal calls the record, “Very highly recommended,” adding, “Calling From A Dream is an exciting addition to the world of modern death metal, one that’s got a lot of longevity in it, and I can’t help but feel that it’s going to become a firm favorite…”

INANIMATE EXISTENCE formed in 2012 and is notorious for pushing the boundaries of metal. Their fresh approach to songwriting and arrangements shine an innovative light into the dark and grim genre. With the output of Calling From A Dream, they promise to deliver an even more refined and mature sound.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE is currently in the midst of a short headlining tour with additional live performances to be announced in the weeks to come.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE [remaining dates]:
9/15/2016 Johnny B’s – Medford, OR
9/16/2016 Alturas Bar And Nightclub – Reno, NV
9/17/2016 Red House – Walnut Creek, CA
9/18/2016 The X Bar – Cupertino, CA

GATECREEPER Shares Third Single “Stronghold”; Sonoran Depravation To See Release Next Month + Tour With Skeletonwitch Draws Near

[photo by Hayley Rippy]

“The Bolt Thrower influence on this one is more than obvious. This is the sound of being run over by a tank.” – Chase Mason, GATECREEPER

Death metal newcomers/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared another savage new single, “Stronghold,” lifted from their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation, set to drop next month via Relapse Records. The track is currently waging war at Decibel Magazine.

Notes GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason of the track, “Chronologically, this is the oldest song on the record. We wrote this song early on and it has been a staple in our live set ever since. The Bolt Thrower influence on this one is more than obvious. This is the sound of being run over by a tank.”

Having devastated the underground since their formation less than three years ago, GATECREEPER’s Sonoran Depravation was produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios. The recordtears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower.

Sonoran Depravation is set for an October 7th release.

GATECREEPER recently announced a full US tour supporting Skeletonwitch and labelmates Iron Reagan which will commence on September 29th in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional support will come from Oathbreaker. A complete listing of dates is available below.

GATECREEPER:
9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/26/2016 Depot District O Bar – Lubbock, TX
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/03/2016 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL *
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/08/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX *
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*
*GATECREEPER Only

ULCERATE Premieres “Abrogation” Via Clrvynt; Shrines Of Paralysis LP Nears

New Zealand’s forward-thinking, lead death metal horde, ULCERATE, has issued the crushing new track “Abrogation,” which hails from the band’s Relapse Records-bound fifth full-length, Shrines Of Paralysis.

The new track comes forth through new music portal Clrvynt, who issues, “New Zealand’s ULCERATE are a marvel and a juggernaut. Approaching fifteen years of existence, the trio keeps getting stronger and more adept as songwriters.” The write-up notes that “Abrogation” specifically is, “a whirlwind of death metal insanity, complete with odd atonal riffing, sick grooves when needed, subtle melody and a growl seldom seen this side of the Styx.”

ULCERATE’s latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis isa flawless continuation of the band’s signature sonic philosophy. Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round-out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape ULCERATE’s music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band’s most cohesive and powerful release to date.

Shrines Of Paralysis is due out October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

Additionally, ULCERATE has announced a headlining North American Fall tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm. The trek embarks out of Los Angeles on November 2nd and consumes the rest of the month, the final show taking place November 29th in Brooklyn, New York. ULCERATE will also be performing two exclusive dates in New Zealand at the end of October preceding the North American tour.

ULCERATE Tour Dates:
10/21/2016 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
10/22/2015 San Fran – Wellington, NZ
w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:
11/02/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
11/04/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
11/05/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/06/2016 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
11/07/2016 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
11/09/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
11/12/2016 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
11/13/2016 Acadia Bar – Houston, TX
11/14/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
11/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2016 Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
11/17/2016 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/18/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/19/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/20/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/23/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/24/2016 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
11/25/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON
11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
11/27/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when ULCERATE formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance. Following the release of two promising demos, Ulcerate and The Coming Of Genocide, ULCERATE released their debut full-length Of Fracture And Failure (Neurotic Records, 2007), which sent waves through the underground. ULCERATE ascended to the global stage upon the release of their 2009 sophomore record and Willowtip Records debut, Everything Is Fire, which garnered the band widespread critical recognition and enabled them to complete extensive tours of Europe for the first time.

ULCERATE’s next two albums found the band venturing into bleaker and more atmospheric territory than ever before. The Destroyers Of All, released via Willowtip in 2011, captivated press and audiences worldwide, even appearing at #3 on Pitchfork’s top 40 metal albums of the year. In 2013, ULCERATE joined forces with Relapse Records for the release of Vermis, which further refined the band’s doom-laden take on technical death metal and became ULCERATE’s most acclaimed and accomplished release thus far. The band are masters of their craft outside the studio, too – ULCERATE has taken the time to hone a punishing live act and establish themselves as an inimitable live presence. The band has toured the world extensively, including headlining North American tours with labelmates Inter Arma & Tombs, a headlining UK tour with Bell Witch, headlining European tours with Svart Crown and Wormed, and numerous tours of New Zealand and Australia. ULCERATE have also appeared at worldwide festivals ranging from Maryland Deathfest in the US to Hellfest in France and more.

CARCASS Announces November Tour Dates With Deafheaven And Inter Arma

British metal icons CARCASS will return to to North America for a headlining tour this November. Joining them are shoegaze-infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. Slated to commence on November 7th and run through November 27th, the band’s latest journey follows the One Foot In The Grave headlining tour with Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon this past Summer. Tickets are on sale now at all local ticket outlets.

CARCASS w/ Deafheaven, Inter Arma:
11/07/2016 The Varsity Theatre – Batone Rouge, LA
11/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
11/10/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
11/11/2016 States Theater – Tampa, FL
11/12/2016 North Side Festival – Monterrey, MX (CARCASS only)
11/14/2016 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/15 /2016 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/17/2016 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
11/18/2016 Reverb – Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19/2016 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
11/20/2016 The Emporium – Patchogue, NY
11/21/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/22/2016 Rex Theater – Pittsburg, PA
11/23/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/24/2016 Dallas – Kitchener, ON
11/25/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
11/26/2016 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
11/27/2016 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

CARCASS continues to tour in support of Surgical Steel, released in September 2013. The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “Top 40 Band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.

Surgical Steel was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse etc.) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton). Original sticksman Ken Owen contributed guest vocals as well.

CARCASS has released several classic albums over the years, including Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” inductees Heartwork and Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious, and their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (see Reek Of Putrefaction, Symphonies Of Sickness) or creating the template for melodic death metal (see Heartwork), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, Surgical Steel. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, Surgical Steel is just what the doctor ordered.

ENSLAVED To Issue Vikingligr Veldi On Vinyl For The First Time Ever

Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will issue their debut full-length, the now legendary Vikingligr Veldi, on vinyl for the first time ever. Set for release on September 23rd, 2016 via By Norse Music, the limited 2xLP gatefold edition includes a stunning new layout design by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem etc.) as well as four brand new illustrations specially made for this groundbreaking offering. Additionally, the record has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy preserving every bit of its original dynamics.

ENSLAVED’s Vikingligr Veldi, initially released in 1994, was co-produced with the legendary Pytten (Immortal, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor et al) in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. The album features lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history, and mythology. The songs match these themes with long, horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres, and winds from the past.

“We have been waiting since the day we recorded it,” comments ENSLAVED’s Ivar Bjørnson, “and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we held the finished product in our hands was as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it.”

ACT OF DEFIANCE Kicks Off US Headlining Tour Plus Select Dates With Killswitch Engage And Hellyeah

ACT OF DEFIANCE — featuring within their ranks Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) — will return to the road for a US run of headlining shows tomorrow. The band’s Fall live takeover begins September 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah and rolls through October 13th in San Diego, California. Additionally, the band will appear with Killswitch Engage and Hellyeah on select dates.

ACT OF DEFIANCE:
9/14/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/15/2016 The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
9/16/2016 Marquis – Denver, CO
9/17/2016 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/19/2016 Basement East – Nashville, TN
9/20/2016 The Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC *
9/21/2016 Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL *
9/22/2016 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA *
9/24/2016 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
9/25/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/27/2016 Brauer House – Lombard, IL
9/28/2016 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
9/29/2016 Anthem @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA *
9/30/2016 The Black Bar – Janesville, WI
10/02/2016 Our Place Tavern – Bismarck, ND
10/03/2016 Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/04/2016 The Falls – Idaho Falls, ID
10/06/2016 Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
10/07/2016 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2016 Complex – Glendale, CA
10/09/2016 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA (free show!)
10/11/2016 Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/12/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/13/2016 House of Blues – San Diego, CA **
* w/ Hellyeah
** w/ Killswitch Engage

ACT OF DEFIANCE will be touring in support of their recently released full-length, Birth And The Burial. The record was commended by Terrorizer for delivering a, “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash,” while Powerplay hailed sounds that are sure to, “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best.”

ALLEGAEON: Melodic Death Metal Unit To Kick Off Short Run Of Live Abrasions In Advance Of Metal Blade-Bound Proponent For Sentience Release

Melodic death metal outfit ALLEGAEON today kicks off a short run of live abrasions supporting Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots. Set to embark this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band will level thirteen stages through October 12th including an appearance on Ozzfest Meets Knotfest September 24th in San Bernardino, California. See all confirmed dates below.

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their soon-to-be-released fourth full-length, Proponent For Sentience, set for official unveiling via Metal Blade Records on September 23rd. Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), Proponent For Sentience, which featuring guest appearances by Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid and Scar Symmetry/ex-Bloodshot Dawn’s Benjamin Ellis, is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous, critically-acclaimed full-lengths. Check out the band’s recently issued mini documentary for Proponent For Sentience, which gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with footage from the studio;

ALLEGAEON w/ Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, Combichrist:
9/12/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
9/13/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
9/15/2016 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
9/16/2016 Diamond Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
9/17/2016 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, PA
9/18/2016 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
9/19/2016 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
9/20/2016 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
9/22/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
9/24/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – San Bernardino, CA *
10/10/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON #
10/11/2016 Opera House – Toronto, ON #
10/12/2016 Les Foufounes – Montreal, QC #
* ALLEGAEON only
# Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, ALLEGAEON only

Danny Wimmer Nominated For IEBA “Festival Buyer Of The Year”

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents–a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America–has been nominated by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) for ?Festival Buyer Of The Year.?

Member voting is underway now through September 14 and awards will be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on October 11, 2016 in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. For more details, visit https://www.ieba.org/2016-ieba-industry-award-nominees-announced/.

In addition, Danny Wimmer Presents was recently named one of ?America?s Fastest Growing Companies? in the Inc. 5000. Overall, DWP was ranked #266 on the list, placing them in the top 6% of this elite group of the 5000 fastest growing privately held U.S. companies.

The Inc. 5000 ?are the superheroes of the U.S. economy.? This list recognizes a wide range of businesses that ?exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and superheroes.?

Inc. invites readers to ?Thrill to these companies’ amazing exploits–and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work?.

Inc. 5000 also placed DWP at #15 on the list of Top Consumer Products & Services Companies and at #21 on the Top Los Angeles Companies list, with 3-Year Growth reported at 1,496% under CEO Danny Hayes? stewardship.

Hayes has been a business advisor and attorney for Danny Wimmer since DWP?s inception in 2011. A preeminent entertainment attorney and founding partner of consumer rewards website Swagbucks and its parent company, Prodege, Hayes oversees day-to-day operations and drives DWP?s business development and accelerated growth initiatives. During his career, Hayes has represented iconic artists including Tool, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Paramore, Staind, Corey Taylor and Yanni. His considerable experience with members of the music industry, as well as his entrepreneurial success with Prodege and Swagbucks, gives him a unique understanding of the full spectrum of DWP?s industry.

DWP?s 2016 festival roster includes Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Houston Open Air, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, and Northern Invasion.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Kicks Off The Transcending The Coma Fall Co-Headlining Tour With Devin Townsend Project

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME kicks off their long-anticipated Transcending The Coma co-headlining trek with Devin Townsend Project this evening. Set to commence in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15th, the near month-long journey, which includes support from Fallujah, will find BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME performing their most recent album, Coma Ecliptic, in its entirety.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah:
9/09/2016 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
9/10/2016 Music Farm – Charleston, SC *
9/11/2016 The Plaza – Orlando, FL
9/12/2016 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
9/13/2016 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
9/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2016 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
9/17/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Sabaton
9/18/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
9/20/2016 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/21/2016 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/22/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/23/2016 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
9/25/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/27/2016 The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/5/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/6/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
10/7/2016 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/8/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
10/9/2016 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/11/2016 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/12/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/13/2016 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/14/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
* No Devin Townsend Project
Upon release in July 2015, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s Coma Ecliptic debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart, Vinyl Chart, Amazon Hard Rock Chart, and Amazon Metal Chart. In addition, the album charted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #2, the Canada Hard Music Chart at #3, the UK Rock/Metal Chart at #4, the UK Independent Chart at #10, the Canada Top 200 Chart at #17, the Canada Top 200 Digital Chart at #22, the Germany Top 100 Chart at #53, and the UK Album chart at #74. Rolling Stone called the record, “a 68-minute cosmic opera,” while Metal Injection named it the, “finest achievement of their career.”

DEATH ANGEL: Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax

Bay Area thrash icons DEATH ANGEL kicked off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center – Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
** DEATH ANGEL only
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

CHIP Z’NUFF INTERVIEW

SMNnews.com was able to speak with CHIP Z’NUFF from 80’s power pop/glam rockers ENUFF Z’NUFF. Chip was able to speak of his past tours, his love of THE BEATLES, VINCE NEIL stealing his former drummer, his good friend STEVEN ADLER (GUNS N ROSES) his appreciation and experiences playing for our troops, and a different view of DOKKEN‘s honesty for doing their reunion shows in Japan for the money.
All of this leading up to the SiriusXM Hair Nation Festival in Irvine, CA on Saturday, September 17.
Enjoy our audio interview – complete with no commercial interruptions!

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THE HARDROCKCORE

ENSLAVED To Release The Sleeping Gods – Thorn November 11th

Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release The Sleeping Gods ? Thorn compilation this November via ByNorse Music. A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods ? Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band?s early roots.

The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods ? Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between ENSLAVED?s Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members? own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the south western coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high tech and no-tech ? a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.

The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centered on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both ?then? and ?now.? There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the ?70s and ?80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the ?70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the ?90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim and much more.

Tying he package together are the extensive liner notes Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times? most exciting visual and sonic artists.

The Sleeping Gods ? Thorn will see release on November 11th on limited edition blue vinyl (webshop edition), black vinyl, digipak CD and digitally via ByNorse Music. Preorders will start on September 30th.

The Sleeping Gods ? Thorn Lineup:
Ivar Bjørnson ? guitar, synth
Grutle Kjellson ? vocals, bass
Cato Bekkevold ? drums
Ice Dale ? lead guitar

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