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BLACKENED DEATH METAL BAND, NEVALRA, SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EXTREME MANAGEMENT GROUP

 

 

BLACKENED DEATH METAL BAND, NEVALRA, SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EXTREME MANAGEMENT GROUP

 

Extreme Management Group (EMG), home to bands like Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Rings of Saturn, and more, is proud to announce the partnership with blackened death metalers NEVALRA. NEVALRA started in 2013 as multi-instrumentalist Scott Eames’ studio project. As things progressed, NEVALRA grew from a one man band to a full lineup; thus bringing NEVALRA out of the studio, and to the stage. In late 2013, the band released their debut single “VRIL” followed by a series of promo singles entitled “Terror Throne” (via Lyric Video), “Descend & Die” (via Music Video) & “Groom Lake” (via Lyric Video). All singles were combined into the EP release “The Black Flame”; which was included at #6 on MetalSucks.net TOP Metal Albums of 2015 among the likes of Lamb of God, the Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Abigail Williams & others. NEVALRA has been tackling a relentless Tour schedule ever since.  NEVALRA is currently endorsed by B.C. Rich Guitars, Randall Amps, EMG Pickups, and Spectraflex Cables; home of the Scott Eames signature “Terror Flex” guitar cable.  NEVALRA is hard at work on their upcoming full-length major label debut.

 

The band had the following to say about partnering with Extreme Management Group:

? It is an more than an honor to unite with Extreme Management Group, Inc. NEVALRA looks forward to a exceptionally busy, hard working & successful partnership. Great things are anticipated as we join forces with Extreme Management Group. We feel a great satisfaction in knowing NEVALRA is in good hands.? 

 

EMG said, “Scott Eames and Nevalra has done a ton of work getting themselves to this point.  We intend to make that hard work count.  Expect big things to come from NEVALRA and Extreme Management Group.

 

 

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST And GATECREEPER To Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Nails TOMORROW!

Oregon-based punk thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST and their Arizona-based, classic death metal labelmates GATECREEPER will kick off their long-awaited North American live takeover supporting Nails this week. The tour will commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage eighteen cities through April 2nd in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST And GATECREEPER w/ Nails:
3/16/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
3/17/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/18/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
3/19/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
3/20/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
3/21/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3/22/2017 Music Hall Of Williamsburg – New York City, NY
3/23/2017 Middle East (Downstairs) – Boston, MA
3/24/2017 Foufounes Electriques – Montréal, QC
3/25/2017 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
3/26/2017 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
3/27/2017 Park Street – Columbus, OH
3/28/2017 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/29/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
3/30/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR
3/31/2017 New Parish – Oakland, CA
4/01/2017 The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA
4/02/2017 The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA

TOXIC HOLOCAUST released their most recent full-length release, Chemistry of Consciousness, via Relapse in 2013. Crowned, “…one of thrash’s most exciting modern bands,” by Loudwire, “…the aural equivalent of a cobra with a chest tattoo of a double helix and syringes for fangs getting ready to strike amidst two flesh-like walls of anxious, bloodshot eyes…,” by MetalSucks,” and a, “bottled up riot distilled into musical form,” by Metal Injection,” Chemistry Of Consciousness continues to dehydrate the masses with a platter that pays tribute to the likes of Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK without replicating them.

GATECREEPER will be touring in support of their Sonoran Depravation full-length released via Relapse Records last October. 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.

Pitchfork notes of the offering, “Arizona’s GATECREEPER stand out not by aping one particular style of death metal, but by acting as a polyglot of various classic bands. Sonoran Depravation is their unwavering debut LP.” Cvlt Nation calls Sonoran Depravation, “a death metal masterwork that will begin carving GATECREEPER a place into the same pantheon from which they draw influence: bear witness and headbang with awe,” while Noisey writes, “the nine-song album reflects the prickly intermingling of genres and cities, raw with emotion and a pervasive ferocity. Unlike bands like Power Trip or Xibalba, whose sound clearly melds thrash and punk, GATECREEPER’s approach on tracks like ‘Sterilizing’ or highlight ‘Stronghold’ emphasize death metal as a primary style.”

MAYHEM: Black Metal Legends Prepare For European Takeover; Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII To Commence March 24th

“MAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony… ” – BeatRoute

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band recently wrapped up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition and will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt.

Set to commence on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support will be provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

“MAYHEM brings De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas to Europe once again,” comments the band. “After hugely successful tours in South and North America, several festival shows, as well as a short tour in France, Netherlands, and Poland last year, the band now embark on a longer European run. In addition to main support Dragged Into Sunlight, who will be present for most of the shows, other local supports have been specially selected to ensure the right atmosphere.”

MAYHEM Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII:
3/24/2017 Nojesfabrieken – Karlstad, SE *
3/25/2017 En Arena – Stockholm, SE *
3/26/2017 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK *
3/27/2017 Train – Aarhus, DK *
3/28/2017 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL *
3/29/2017 Electric Ballroom – London, UK *
3/30/2017 Club Academy – Manchester, UK *
3/31/2017 Academy – Dublin, IE *
4/01/2017 Barrowland (Lords Of The Land) – Glasgow, UK *
4/03/2017 L’Empreint – Savigny-le-Temple, FR *
4/04/2017 CCO – Lyon, FR
4/05/2017 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH *
4/06/2017 Live Club – Milan, IT *
4/07/2017 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, SI *
4/08/2017 Arena (Vienna Metal Meeting) – Vienna, AT *
4/09/2017 Vintage Club – Zagreb, HR
4/10/2017 Dom Omladine – Belgrade, RS
4/11/2017 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG
4/12/2017 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
4/13/2017 Fuzz Club – Athens, GR
4/15/2017 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
4/16/2017 Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) – Munich, DE
* w/ Dragged Into Sunlight

MAYHEM recently self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 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.

Stone Sour Set To Play Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party Thursday, May 18 At Express Live! In Columbus, OH

Stone Sour is excited to announce the band?s return to the live stage, with an exclusive performance at the Rock On The Range official festival Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, OH.

An exclusive presale for Rock On The Range ticket purchasers will start on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 10 at Noon EST at RockOnTheRange.com and via Ticketmaster. To celebrate the 11th annual ROTR, tickets will be available for only $11 + service fees.

The exclusive set will mark Stone Sour?s first show in support of Hydrograd, the brand new album coming this summer. Hydrograd, which the band just completed work on, will be the band’s first studio album since the House Of Gold & Bones double album set in 2013. The band is thrilled to be storming back to the live stage with this intimate show.

The Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party will launch the weekend for America?s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 11th annual Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

The unprecedented Rock On The Range music lineup includes rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each headlining one night of America?s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, along with performances from The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, +LIVE+, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice & Men, and many more. The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus?s top comedy talent. For more information, visit RockOnTheRange.com.

Stone Sour is known as a truly incendiary live act, appearing on main stages across the world including Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia) Rock In Rio (Brazil) and many more. Stone Sour have multiple Gold albums, and Platinum and Gold singles to their credit, and over a dozen Top Five Active and Alternative Rock singles to date.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Presents, and MAPFRE Stadium. The festival is supported by rockin? sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel?s and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Avatar Debut “New Land” Music Video

FIVE ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER 7 EARTH-SIZED PLANETS ORBITING NEARBY STAR!

THE SOVEREIGN HOLY KINGDOM OF AVATAR COUNTRY TO SEND A MANNED MISSION TO THE ?NEW LAND?

Avatar of Sweden have released a statement on the recent discovery of TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The band plans to visit the newly named solar system immediately. “The ?new land? mission will focus primarily on finding life and sustainable living conditions,? says His Royal Majesty King Kungen. “Secondly we will look for harvestable resources such as various types of metal, lead, copper, zinc, thrash, death… that sort of thing. How do I turn this off? I’m thirsty! Where is my mead? And where are your pants? Wait, is this thing still recording?!”

As of today, it has been reported that the dwarf star has been shown to host seven terrestrial planets, a larger number than detected in any other planetary system. ?The mission will be aired LIVE on Avatar Country state television, KTV (Kungliga Television). For people abroad, unable to watch the event as it is happening, a summary can be seen above on AvatarVEVO today. Glory to Avatar Country! Glory to our King!?

Upon mission completion, AVATAR will return to earth to embark on a North American tour supporting IN THIS MOMENT and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on the aptly named ‘Half God Half Devil’ Tour. The tour begins Friday, April 7 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Eagles Ballroom and then continues through mid-May. One off shows will be announced soon.

“We’ve got many friends in the United States nowadays and we feel like making some new ones,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “We are grateful for this opportunity to hit the road. I believe this will not only be a chance to meet all our faithful Avatar Country-citizens once again, but I think there will be a busy day on our embassy following this.”

“It’s funny that the one I look forward to the most to perform in front of this time is YOU, who won’t be reading this as you don’t know who we are yet. Boy, oh boy are you in for a treat… It’s on.”

AVATAR will also make appearances at a number of highly coveted hard rock festivals, including Chicago’s Chicago Open Air (Saturday, July 15), France’s HELLFEST (Friday, June 16) and Belgium’s Graspop (Saturday, June 17).

Apr. 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Apr. 08 – Green Bay, WI – The Sandlot
Apr. 09 – Maplewood, MN – Myth Live
Apr. 11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium/Underground
Apr. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theater – The Midland
Apr. 13 – Springfield, MO – The Regency*
Apr. 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
Apr. 15 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Apr. 16 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Apr. 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
Apr. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
Apr. 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Apr. 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Apr. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr. 26 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Apr. 27 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom*
Apr. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
May 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
May 03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
May 05 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium

BEHEMOTH To Spread The Apocalypse This Summer Supporting Slayer And Lamb Of God On North American Tour

There are many perilous ways one can spend time off – volcano-boarding down Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s active volcano, or maybe bungee jumping from a helicopter over the bubbling crater of Chile’s Villarrica volcano. How about a visit to Sao Paulo’s Snake Island, home of some four-thousand golden lancehead vipers whose venom can melt human flesh, or shark diving without a cage in South Africa. But nothing is quite as hazardous or risky as a night in the pit at a Slayer concert. Add to that the ferociousness of Lamb Of God and BEHEMOTH, and you’ve got a Satan-approved triple bill of Biblical proportions.

The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12th in Bemidji, Minnesota, winding up in Phoenix, Arizona on August 20th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3rd. Log on to www.slayer.net/tour for all purchasing details.

Slayer’s Kerry King comments:”As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metalheads will be bragging about if you miss it! It’s not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends — bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe comments:”It’s been a while since we’ve toured with the almighty Slayer, and even longer since we’ve hit the road with our friends in BEHEMOTH. I can’t wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the Summer. The gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67! Ok, so that’s complete bullshit. It’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though — as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music. See ya there!”

BEHEMOTH’s Adam “Nergal” Darski comments:”It is with the utmost pride we are announcing the Slayer, Lamb Of God, and BEHEMOTH Summer tour! We are beyond excited to be joining this bill with these living legends and our friends one more time! We are also stoked about coming back to North American shores for the last time before kicking off the next album cycle. Come and join this extreme metal feast with us!”

BEHEMOTH w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God:
7/12/2017 Sanford Center – Bemidji, MN
7/16/2017 Chicago Open Air Festival – Toyota Park @ Chicago, IL
7/18/2017 Express Live! – Columbus, OH
7/20/2017 Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
7/21/2017 St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FL
7/23/2017 Electric Factory Outdoors – Philadelphia, PA
7/25/2017 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
7/27/2017 Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
7/28/2017 Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
7/30/2017 Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
8/01/2017 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
8/02/2017 1st Bank Center – Denver, CO
8/04/2017 The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
8/05/2017 The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
8/09/2017 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
8/11/2017 The Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR
8/12/2017 WaMu Theatre – Seattle, WA
8/14/2017 Encana Events Center – Dawson Creek, BC
8/15/2017 SMS Equipment Stadium – Fort McMurray, AB
8/17/2017 KettleHouse Amphitheater – Missoula, MT
8/19/2017 Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
8/20/2017 Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Announces Full Lineup With Appearances By King Diamond, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Melvins, Gojira, Neurosis, Ace Frehley, Swans, Pelican, Corrosion Of Conformity And Many More; Tickets On Sale Now!

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 – set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada – confirms the full lineup of the annual gala.

The event includes exclusive 2017 US appearances by King Diamond performing the landmark Abigail release in its entirety, French progressive rock unit Magma, black metallers Abbath led by former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta, and cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn fronted by Kyuss’ John Garcia. Additionally, Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, will be making his west of Chicago exclusive appearance while Manilla Road, who will be celebrating their 40th anniversary, will perform their classic Crystal Logic in its entirety as a worldwide exclusive for PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 .

Previously unannounced lineup additions include (alphabetically): Ace Frehley, Black Anvil, Blood Ceremony, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Celeste, Cirith Ungol, Cloud Catcher, Conan, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Diamond Head, Earthless, Eternal Tapestry, Fister, GEQ, Gojira, Gost, Graf Orlock, Heavy Temple, Laura Pleasants & Special Guests, Mothership, Mouth Of The Architect, Mustard Gas & Roses, Pentagram, Psychic TV, The Rods, Ruby The Hatchet, Sasquatch, Saturndust (AKA Flights), Sleep, Sons Of Otis, Toke, Urchin, Usnea, Yawning Man, Year Of The Cobra, and Youngblood Supercult making PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 a legendary event-in-the-making and one not to be missed! See the complete lineup below.

Payment options for PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 Lineup (alphabetical):
Abbath
Ace Frehley
Black Anvil
Blood Ceremony
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buzzov*en
Carcass
Celeste
Chelsea Wolfe
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Code Orange
Conan
Corrosion Of Conformity
Cough
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Diamondhead
Domkraft
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Eternal Tapestry
Fister
Floorian
Gatecreeper
GEQ
Gojira
Gost
Graf Orlock
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond
Laura Pleasants & Special Guests
Magma
Manilla Road
Merlin
Minsk
Morne
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Mustard Gas & Roses
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Pentagram
Psychic TV
The Rods
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Saturndust (AKA Flights)
Sleep
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Toke
Urchin
Usnea
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Yawning Man
Year Of The Cobra
Youngblood Supercult
Zeal & Ardor

BLOOD, LUST, DEATH TOUR DOMINATES AFTERSHOCK FEATURING DOPE, SEPTEMBER MOURNING

 

                                            BLACKDCRAFT WHISKEY PRESENTS

                                              BLOOD, LUST, DEATH TOUR 2017

                                       BLOOD, LUST, DEATH TOUR DOMINATES AFTERSHOCK LIVE

                                                   MUSIC VENUEN MERRIAM, KANSAS FEATURING

                                                                                                DOPE

                                                                                         COMBICHRIST

                                                                                          SPECIAL GUESTS

                                                                               SEPTEMBER MOURNING

                                                                                           DAVEY SUICIDE

                                                                                         IN THE SHADOW

                                                                                         DYING BREED

                                                                                WAKING THE SLEEPER

 

EDSEL DOPE RETURNS TO AFTERSHOCK IN MERRIAM, KANSAS AFTER HIS SOLD OUT REUNION TOUR IN  OCTOBER 2016. THE CROWD WAS VERY WELL BEHAVED AND VERY NICE.   AFTERSHOCK PROVIDING AN ABUNDANCE OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR BUCK , FOR SURE.  DOPE ON THEIR BLOOD, LUST, DEATH TOUR 2017 CERTAINLY PACKED A PUNCH FOR A NIGHT MIXED WITH INDUSTRIAL METAL, GOTH, DRINKS AND GOOD TIMES. RETURNING AS WELL COMBICHRIST, DAVEY SUICIDE, SEPTEMBER MOURNING, IN THE SHADOW AND DYING BREED AND WAKING THE SLEEPER.

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GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Masked Misfits To Devour The Dead Across The UK And Europe On Tour

The Creepsylvanian masked misfits in GHOUL will devour the dead overseas on a near-two-week tour next week. Slated to commence on February 25th, GHOUL will feast on the entrails of the deceased though the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Austria, with an included stop in The Netherlands for an appearance at the Netherlands Death Fest.

Proclaims Digestor of the band’s latest incursion: “We are excited to travel once again through the socialist hellscapes of Europe. Cinch up your dirndles and prepare yourself for the impending bloodbath, you sausage eating noodnicks. GHOUL is coming and we can’t be reasoned with!”

GHOUL:
2/25/2017 Northumbria University – Newcastle, UK
2/26/2017 The Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/27/2017 The Doghouse – Nottingham, UK
2/28/2017 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK
3/01/2017 Underworld – London, UK
3/02/2017 Het Bos – Antwerpen, BE
3/03-05/2017 Netherlands Death Fest – Tilburg, NL
3/06/2017 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
3/07/2017 Ciemna Strona Miasta – Wroclaw, PL
3/08/2017 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
3/09/2017 Viper Room- Wien, AU
3/12/2017 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE

GHOUL continues to tour in support of their delightfully deviant Dungeon Bastards studio offering. Released via Tankcrimes in July 2016, the record consumed Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart. The band also earned prime spots on year end lists globally including the #19 position of Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2016, the revered rag issuing of the album, “For those who lived through Nancy and Ronald, S.O.D. and D.R.I. GHOUL’s sound is like finding a shoebox of discontinued candy, all of it fresh to eat. That said, the gonzo midnight movie vibe and cartoonish energy on Dungeon Bastards perfectly articulates the apocalyptic anxiety that we’re all sharing in 2016.” Additionally, Loudwire – who earlier in the year voted Dungeon Bastards among its Best Metal Albums Of 2016 So Far – placed “Ghoulunatics” at the #12 spot of their Best Metal Songs Of 2016 poll. Elsewhere, GHOUL secured the #5 position of Metal Sucks’ Best Band Masks survey while LA Weekly included the band in their list of Best Concert Photos Of 2016 proving team GHOUL are not only maniacal thrashers but they’re good looking too.

Dungeon Bastards was captured and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, and wields eleven hemorrhage-inducing tracks of the band’s now-patented Creepsylvanian splatterthrash.

Dungeon Bastards is out now on CD and digital formats as well as slime green and blood red vinyl with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins.

“Dungeon Bastards isn’t just GHOUL’s finest album to date – it’s one of 2016’s strongest albums to date, a pipe bomb hybrid of thrash, death metal, and hardcore that is effortlessly aggro and fun. Dungeon Bastards is the kind of record that will have you looking cockeyed at anyone who claims not to like it.” – MetalSucks

“Infused with the savage technicality of thrash behemoths and legendary crossover beasts such as Blind Illusion and Attitude, the energy and power of early Death and Sodom and the morbid humours of GWAR, GHOUL’s lifelong mission has taken another crucial step toward world domination. Thrashing time is here.” – Mass Movement

“The production here is crisp and choppy and adds to the fun of this release… add in the sing-a-long choruses and you have a pretty beaking cool release. 7 Fucking Pecks” — Decibel’s For Those About To Squawk column

“…the best thing GHOUL has put out to date.” – Ave Noctum

MAYHEM: Norwegian Black Metal Icons Wrap Up North American Tour; Band Readies For European Takeover

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band is currently wrapping up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition, with their final two performances – February 19th at the Gramercy Theater in New York, New York and a very special, intimate MAYHEM-only appearance on February 20th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York – now sold out.

Following a short break, MAYHEM will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt. Set to commence on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support will be provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

MAYHEM Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII w/ Black Anvil, Inquisition [remaining dates]:
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 SOLD OUT
2/20/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY * MAYHEM Only, SOLD OUT
End Tour
Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII:
3/24/2017 Nojesfabrieken – Karlstad, SE *
3/25/2017 En Arena – Stockholm, SE *
3/26/2017 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK *
3/27/2017 Train – Aarhus, DK *
3/28/2017 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL *
3/29/2017 Electric Ballroom – London, UK *
3/30/2017 Club Academy – Manchester, UK *
3/31/2017 Academy – Dublin, IE *
4/01/2017 Barrowland (Lords Of The Land) – Glasgow, UK*
4/03/2017 L’Empreint – Savigny-le-Temple, FR *
4/04/2017 CCO – Lyon, FR
4/05/2017 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH *
4/06/2017 Live Club – Milan, IT *
4/07/2017 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, SI *
4/08/2017 Arena (Vienna Metal Meeting) – Vienna, AT *
4/09/2017 Vintage Club – Zagreb, HR
4/10/2017 Dom Omladine – Belgrade, RS
4/11/2017 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG
4/12/2017 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
4/13/2017 Fuzz Club – Athens, GR
4/15/2017 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
4/16/2017 Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) – Munich, DE
* w/ Dragged Into Sunlight

MAYHEM recently self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 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.

“As the stage was lit a deep shade of purple, the eeriness and sinister energy promptly filled the Social Hall. Once all the instrumentalists of MAYHEM were on stage, the crowd rapturously responded with howls of ‘Fucking Mayhem!’ and the sold-out crowd wouldn’t relent even in the end. A known showman, Attila Csihar made a rather chaotic entrance and made it impossible to be distracted during the performance.” – Heathen Harvest

“Frontman Attila Csihar put on amazing performance as frontman, laying down some of most depraved and unique screams I’ve heard in a while… Legendary extreme metal drummer Hellhammer breathed new life into each song, increasing the tempo and adding more chaos and complexity to the original drum parts that he recorded… MAYHEM put their all into it and as ominously as they appeared on stage, they exited off in similar fashion, regressing into the void of the pitch-black stage. Fans wanted more…” – Metal Assault

SCOUR: Extreme Metal Collaboration Uniting Current/Past Members Of Down, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, Animosity, And Strong Intention To Play First Official Show Ever This Weekend In New Orleans

SCOUR – the extreme metal collaboration uniting Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention) – will play their first official show ever this weekend at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans!

SCOUR:
2/19/2017 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Barghest, Witch Burial
6/16/2017 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

SCOUR — who released their six-track, “The Grey” debut EP last year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records — conjures a harrowing strain of blackened, grind-infused sonic murk; dark, deviant and distinctly unlike any of their root bands. Mixed by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Khemmis), the EP continues to reap critical accolades from media globally. Loudwire writes, “With no song eclipsing the three-minute mark, SCOUR is a sonic deathblow spanning just fourteen minutes,” the esteemed blog further hailing the band’s, “caustic brand of black metal in the vein of Scandinavian greats like Marduk and Necrophobic.” In a 5/5 review, Skulls ‘N’ Bones gushes, “This short, sweet EP proves that the former Pantera frontman has the ability to take his talents to the black metal genre and fucking destroy all… This album not only shows that this group of musicians can excel in a different genre than what they normally play, but provides that they can own that genre.” In an 8/10 score, Metal Wani celebrates a, “short, sharp offering,” adding of Anselmo’s various side projects, “this one is right up there with the best of them.” No Clean Singing hails an offering that’s “shockingly intense,” adding, “The disc basically starts at apocalyptic and stays there, so the opening songs might actually blow your hair back some.” Stereoboard concurs noting, “This EP is Morbid Angel and Obituary wrestling, with Mayhem and Napalm Death watching from the sidelines with their younger buddies. If this is what SCOUR can knock out in their spare time, imagine what they can accomplish through a full-length? The world shivers with anticipation.” Adds PureGrainAudio, a raw, unholy blast of traditional black metal; no grooves, no mellow bits, just raw, nasty buzzing black metal riffs with Anselmo’s feral screams layered over the top of the six tracks. It doesn’t mess around, it’s got none of that Emperor symphonic nonsense, this is just six short blasts of vicious fury that demonstrate not only the raw, old school brutality of the genre, but also how Anselmo has still got the ability to turn his hand to pretty much any form of extreme music with consummate ease.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL To Begin US Tour With Darkest Hour This Weekend

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit RIVERS OF NIHIL will begin a month-long US tour tomorrow supporting Darkest Hour. The MetalSucks-sponsored journey will commence February 18th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and run through March 21st in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Ringworm as well as Rotten Sound and labelmates Tombs on select dates.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Darkest Hour, Ringworm, Rotten Sound:
2/18/2017 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
2/19/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
2/20/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA *RIVERS OF NIHIL only
2/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
2/22/2017 New Dodge Tavern – Detroit, MI
2/23/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
2/24/2017 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
2/25/2017 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/26/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
2/29/2017 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
3/01/2017 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
w/ Darkest Hour, Ringworm, Tombs:
3/04/2017 Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV
3/05/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR
3/06/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/08/2017 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/09/2017 Colonial Theater – Sacramento, CA
3/10/2017 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
3/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/12/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/13/2017 Club XS – Tucson, AZ
3/14/2017 Blu Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
3/15/2017 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
3/16/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
3/17/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
3/18/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/19/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
3/21/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH

RIVERS OF NIHIL continues to tour in support of their Monarchy full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Monarchy picks up where the seasonal concept that began with Spring on the band’s debut, The Conscious Seed Of Light, left off, this time, welcoming the oppressive Summer heat. Said primary lyricist Adam Biggs, “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

“Monarchy is not only their darkest record to date,” said Outburn of the release, “but their most dynamic, atmospheric, and powerful.” Metal Injection concurred calling it an, “excellent slice of technical death metal… With Monarchy, RIVERS OF NIHIL have evolved into a monster.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy gushed, “Monarchy is the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now, and it probably won’t change any time soon,” while No Clean Singing crowned Monarchy, “a pinnacle of the band’s union of atmospheric and progressive aims.” Added The Sludgelord, “It has everything which makes tech death great and offers a total listening experience to the casual or dedicated fan. A musical tour de force.”

WRVTH: Atmospheric Tech Death Wizards Announce US Tour Dates + SXSW Showcase

Atmospheric tech death wizards WRVTH will traverse the US next month on a two-plus-week tour alongside Name [New Approach to Martyrs Expressions]. The journey will make its way through eight states with an included stop at this year’s edition of SXSW for a special showcase on March 16th. See confirmed dates below.

Comments the band: “We really can’t wait to leave for this next tour. We get to share the stage with an awesome band, as well as play an official showcase this year at SXSW. Name puts on a hell of a show and were excited to be doing this alongside them.”

WRVTH w/ Name:
3/06/2017 X Bar – San Jose, CA
3/07/2017 Siren Song Tavern – Eureka, CA
3/08/2017 G- St. Bar And Grill Grants Pass, OR
3/09/2017 Analog – Portland, OR
3/10/2017 Real Art – Tacoma, WA
3/11/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
3/12/2017 The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/13/2017 – Moon Room Denver, CO
3/14/2017 The Underground At Evangelos – Santa Fe, NM
3/16/2017 BD Riley’s – Austin, TX WRVTH official SXSW Showcase
3/19/2017 Tomcats West – Ft. Worth, TX
3/20/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
3/22/2017 The Unity Center – Roswell, NM
3/23/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
3/24/2017 Gideon Hall – Upland, CA
3/25/2017 Bullfrogs Bar and Grill – Kingsburg, CA

WRVTH continues to tour in support of their self-titled full-length released via Unique Leader Records. Tracked at SharkBite/Castle Ultimate Studios by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.), Wrvth – commended by Dead Rhetoric for being, “bold and visceral, all while providing depth and feelings” – features a guest appearance from Daniel Casares of Bay Area jazz group, Atta Kid, on saxophone and continues to astound the ears of fans and critics globally for its expert balance of beauty and brutality.

“[WRVTH’s] penchant for dramatic atmospherics under ominous, stormy death metal might garner them ‘on a playlist with Fallujah’ one-liners. And the collective’s technical wizardry certainly makes them right at home on Unique Leader. But damn if the devil isn’t in the details here. WRVTH add to their sonic stew a heavy helping of skronk – think Gorguts, Ulcerate, Artificial Brain, etc. – and a dash of post-hardcore sensibility, both in the harmonic structure of the chords they’re using and the vocal approach, all of which makes for a much more moody and emotional experience.” – MetalSucks

“WRVTH’s long stretches of ambience, combined with a half-billion different guitar riffs and occasional blast-beats, give the band the sense of an auteur, painting a multitude of different, distinctive pictures within their new disc’s run-time.” – No Clean Singing

“WRVTH reemerge with a unique, albeit morose, offering that outshines any previous efforts.” – Sputnik Music

“Wrvth is a triumph in a way that hasn’t really been seen before: by so skillfully blending riffy techdeath with genres that are known for their emotional qualities, WRVTH sees to it that the album is both beautiful and consistently engaging for the listener. This is THE atmospheric techdeath album, and it will be for years to come.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

CATTLE DECAPITATION Readies For Metal Blade 35th Anniversary Tour

This Sunday, San Diego deathgrind unit CATTLE DECAPITATION will return to the road for a near-month-long US jaunt as part of the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour with labelmates Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone. The band will begin their journey this Sunday, February 19th in Wichita, Kansas with Allegaeon before uniting with Goatwhore on February 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The official anniversary tour begins on February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts and runs through March 18th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with CATTLE DECAPITATION closing their expedition with a final headlining show on March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona. See confirmed dates below.

CATTLE DECAPITATION:
2/19/2017 Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS w/ Allegaeon
2/21/2017 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Goatwhore, Allegaeon
w/ Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA * no Goatwhore
2/24/2017 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/25/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY * no Goatwhore
2/26/2017 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/27/2017 The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI * no Goatwhore
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 * no Goatwhore
3/04/2017 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/06/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO* no Goatwhore
3/07/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV * no Whitechapel
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
3/12/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ * no Whitechapel
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 * no Goatwhore
3/17/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX w/ Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone
3/18/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Allegaeon
3/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *CATTLE DECAPITATION only

CATTLE DECAPITATION will be touring in support of their seventh full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction. Hailed as, “another stroke of genius by one of the best heavy bands of all time” by Exclaim, “the best CATTLE DECAPITATION album so far,” by Metal Injection, and, “a furious blast of noise that takes absolutely no prisoners. It not only pounds its listeners into pulp, it also seems to be pounding its own concept of music as well,” by No Clean Singing, The Anthropocene Extinction is the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of CATTLE DECAPITATION’s maniacal discography. For their efforts, the record landed at #41 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, in addition to earning Album Of The Year accolades.

POP EVIL VISIT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Michigan act POP EVIL took time out of their tour schedule to visit with some special fans at St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee recently. The band was invited by the hospital as part of Music Gives to St. Jude Kids, an initiative that mobilizes the music community ? artists, fans, corporate partners and sponsors ? to join in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital®.

?Playing for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was a career highlight,? says Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty. ?Whenever you can help bring inspiration and positivity to children in need it makes it all worthwhile. Being able to bring smiles to both the kids and their families was humbling and something we hope we can do more of in the future.?

The band performed some of their biggest hits like ?Footsteps,? and ?Take It All.? Video of each performance can be seen below. Bassist Matt DiRito adds, “It has been such an honor to be able to work hand in hand with the staff and families at St Jude. Those kids have touched our lives in a way that is so incredibly powerful and different from anything we have experienced in our travels across the world.”

To donate to St. Jude, click here.

POP EVIL is currently in the last few weeks on their headlining tour, “ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NOW TOUR: RIGHT NOW,” with support from Badflower. The band recently spoke to LOUDWIRE about the tour, their ten years since their first record contract and plans for a new record.

Pop Evil are enjoying more success at radio. Their current single, “If Only For Now” is currently Top 15 and climbing. Be sure to find drummer Hayley Cramer is also featured in the February 2017 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.
Remaining Tour Dates:
2/16/2017 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2/17/2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
2/18/2017 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
2/19/2017 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
2/22/2017 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
2/23/2017 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
2/24/2017 Detroit, MI Fillmore
2/25/2017 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
2/26/2017 Marie, MI Dreammakers Theater

GOATWHORE To Take Part In Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Followed By Spring Trek With Amon Amarth

New Orleans’ GOATWHORE will return to the road later this month as part of Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour alongside labelmates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone. The band’s latest trek will stretch from February 21st through March 15thwith various headlining dates scattered throughout. From there, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks’ worth of shows from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, GOATWHORE will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour stops. See a full listing of dates below.

GOATWHORE recently completed tracking the follow-to their globally adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length. Titled Vengeful Ascension, the band’s latest studio offering was captured at
Earth Analog near Champaign, Illinois. Fans will be able to preorder Vengeful Ascension as part of an exclusive bundle only available directly from the band’s merch booth on both tours. The bundle will come with a T-shirt and laminate exclusive to this preorder bundle only. The laminate will contain a special code to input online to have the physical copy of the album ship when released.

GOATWHORE w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/21/2017 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA *no Whitechapel, Necromancing The Stone
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY * GOATWHORE only
2/24/2017 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/26/2017 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/27/2017 The Frequency – Madison, WI * GOATWHORE only
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 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY * GOATWHORE only
3/04/2017 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/07/2017 Divebar – Las Vegas, NV * no Whitechapel
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
3/12/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ * no Whitechapel
3/14/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
End Tour
w/ Amon Amarth:
5/01/2017 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/06/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/11/2017 The Garrison – Toronto, ON * GOATWHORE only
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2017 Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/19/2017 Lookout – Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

ARKAIK: Progressive Death Metal Collective Announces Tech Trek II Tour With Archspire; New Album Underway + Pre-Production Video Posted

Progressive death metal collective ARKAIK will kick off the Tech Trek II tour with Archspire next month. The tour will kick off on March 17th in Tacoma, Washington and coil its way through nearly two dozen cities across the country, coming to a close on April 6th in Boise, Idaho. See all confirmed dates below.

ARKAIK is currently working on the follow-up to their critically-lauded, 2015-issued Lucid Dawn full-length. The as yet-untitled studio offering will again be engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Wrvth, All Shall Perish et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Additionally, The Kennedy Veil’s Gabe Seeber will be recording drums while Alex Bent joins Trivium on their European tour. Additional details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

ARKAIK w/ Archspire:
3/17/2017 Real Art – Tacoma, WA
3/18/2017 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
3/19/2017 Oakland Metro Sideroom – Oakland, CA
3/20/2017 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
3/21/2017 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/22/2017 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/23/2017 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
3/24/2017 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
3/25/2017 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
3/26/2017 The Varsity – Baton Rouge, LA
3/27/2017 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
3/28/2017 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
3/29/2017 Backstage @ Champ’s – Trenton, NJ
3/30/2017 Revolution – Amityville, NY
3/31/2017 Café 611 – Frederick, MD
4/01/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
4/02/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
4/03/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/04/2017 The Roxy Theater – Denver, CO
4/05/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
4/06/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID

ARKAIK released Lucid Dawn via Unique Leader Records. The second installment in a series of concept albums, Lucid Dawn centers itself around Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. In Cyrix’ realm, dreaming is systematically controlled by a tyrannical ruler named Khaal-Li-Phar and his army of dark shamans, where people are forced to build monuments to the tyrant to stifle their imaginations and inhibit their ability to achieve a multi-dimensional existence. Musically and conceptually, Lucid Dawn is a death metal take on American mythologist, writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and the beginning of Cyrix’s “Hero’s Journey,” that seamlessly carries its listeners on a visceral expedition through the depths of evil and beyond the threshold of mundane reality.

Lucid Dawn was engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren.

“ARKAIK manages to imbue fresh life into their brutal technical death metal through the sheer power of their writing.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Firmly entrenched in the technical death metal sound, ARKAIK show just how appealing the genre can be when approached from the right angles. There’s no gimmicks, no over-the-top guitar wankery, just crushing death metal with enough intricacy to blow your mind yet allow you to whistle that riff that got stuck in your head for the rest of your day.” – Dead Rhetoric

“…a head-spinning display of insectile tech-death frenzy – the kind of performance that somehow feels both machine-tight and berserk.” – No Clean Singing

“ARKAIK merges insane brutality and technicality with a modern death metal sensibility that allows them to reap the benefits of both styles. The combination of complexity and catchiness makes for songs that have both immediate appeal and longevity; the perfect combination…” – Wonderbox Metal

“As profound and groovy as tech gets…” – Sputnik Music

“A tech-death hurricane of musicianship heroics.” – The Sludgelord

Northern Invasion Daily Band Lineups & Single Day Tickets Announced For May 13 & 14 Festival In Somerset, WI With Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring & Many More

The single day band lineups have been announced for the third annual Northern Invasion–Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI–and single day tickets go on sale next Monday, February 13.

Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline Northern Invasion 2017, which hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience.

Single day General Admission tickets for Northern Invasion will be available for only $59.50 each beginning Monday, February 13 at Noon Central Time. In addition, a special early bird single day GA ticket will be available for only $50.00, available for purchase beginning today at 5:00 PM Central Time at www.NorthernInvasion.com.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Northern Invasion is as follows:

Saturday, May 13: Soundgarden, Godsmack, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, In Flames, Sum 41, The Struts, Of Mice & Men, Dillinger Escape Plan, Rival Sons, The Story So Far, I Prevail, Volumes, Attila, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Dorothy, Bleeker, As Lions, Citizen Zero, and more

Sunday, May 14: Kid Rock, The Offspring, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Gojira, Motionless In White, Fozzy, Nothing More, Every Time I Die, Starset, Bad Omens, Radkey, Wage War, Sylar, Badflower, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, and more

Weekend tickets, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages are also available for purchase. 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.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts are 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, and Pabst Brewing Company. 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.

BERSERKER IV Music Fest Featuring GWAR, Eyehategod, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, And More To Commence This April

On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual BERSERKER music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica. This year’s lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists inlcuding Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others. BERSERKER IV also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December.

Limited Advance Weekend Passes: $50 (an $80 value). These special two-day passes include an 18″x24″ screenprinted poster plus a high-quality enamel pin. Limited to 200, less than 100 remain!

Standard Two-Day Pass: $60 *
Single Day Pass: $40 advance / $50 day-of *
*These options will become available once the limited advance weekend passes are sold-out.

Tickets are available online at the official BERSERKER IV website. They are also available
fee-free in-person at The Crofoot box office (Pontiac, MI) and UHF Records (Royal Oak, MI).

Doors open at 6:00pm both days.

BERSERKER IV
April 14-15th, 2017
The Crofoot: 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI

GWAR
EYEHATEGOD
OFF!
Weedeater
The Obsessed
Negative Approach
Brain Tentacles
Blurring
Child Bite
Immortal Bird
Horrible Earth
Cemetery Piss
Fuck You Pay Me
Nightkin
Nuke
Cotton Museum
Against The Grain
Boreworm
Hollow Earth
SNAFU
Artillery Breath
Euphoria
Sunlight’s Bane
Centenary
Night Vapor
Off-Ox
Fell Ruin
Sweat
Law

INTERNAL BLEEDING: Legendary NYC Death Metallers Announce Strike Of the Empire Tour 2017 With Vader

Legendary New York death metal masters INTERNAL BLEEDING will bring their crushing brutality to stages across the country this spring on the Strike Of The Empire US tour with Vader. Set to commence on May 27th in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and running through June 16th in New York City, New York, the trek will annihilate a total of eighteen venues across the country. Additional support will be provided by Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin and Micawber.

INTERNAL BLEEDING w/ Vader, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices Of Ruin, Micawber: 5/27/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
5/28/2017 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
5/29/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/30/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/31/2017 Acadia – Houston, TX
6/01/2017 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
6/03/2017 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
6/04/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
6/05/2017 Malones – Santa Ana, CA
6/06/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/07/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/08/2017 Las Vegas Death Fest – Las Vegas, NV
6/09/2017 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2017 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
6/11/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/13/2017 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
6/14/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
6/16/2017 Webster Music Hall – New York City, NY

INTERNAL BLEEDING will be touring in support of their Imperium full-length released via Unique Leader in 2015.Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium serves as INTERNAL BLEEDING’s most enraged output to date delivering ten sonically pulverizing tracks including a trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.

“There’s a charisma and personality in an album like Imperium and in a band like INTERNAL BLEEDING that is simply absent in so much of the brutal, technical or slamming death metal that’s put out there these days…This is an album worth going out of your way to hear,” – The Sludgelord

“…a massive slab of slamming death metal, but done with some actual intellect…” – Dead Rhetoric

“The band has taken great care to come back with an album that not only fulfills a gap in the band’s career but also looks back to the reasons why INTERNAL BLEEDING made such a mark in the death metal community to begin with.” – Selective Memory

“Play Imperium at full volume, then quickly get out of its way as it destroys everything nearby.” – Wonderbox Metal

“…a few moments of fun…mixed in with all the Dying Fetus-by-way-of-Cannibal Corpse sounds that you’d expect, delivered with the whiff of originators, not followers, adds up to a solid, and surprisingly fun, slammy USDM experience.” – Brave Words

“Imperium finds the band incorporating new layers into their sound, and features atmospheric passages complete with synths and acoustic guitar work…While maintaining their raw approach, the album is much more polished than their early releases, and the new elements provide an interesting departure from an otherwise predictable sound.” – Exclaim

“It’s inspiring to hear one of the bands that pioneered a genre almost a quarter of a century ago stretch it into new and refreshing territories.” – Angry Metal Guy

FIRESPAWN – new album “The Reprobate”, cover artwork revealed

Swedish devil worshippers FIRESPAWN have announced the release of “The Reprobate”, the follow-up album of 2015’s much lauded debut album “Shadow Realms”. Today the band unveils the cover artwork, as you can see above. It’s an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Mr. Paolo Girardi, who has been responsible for the artwork of FIRESPAWN’s debut album as well as artworks for bands such as Black Breath, Power Trip, Chthe’ilist, Manilla Road and many more.

“The Reprobate” will be descent upon mankind on April 28th. Expect nothing less than a merciless piece of evil, ferocious and blasphemous death metal.

FIRESPAWN is the incarnate abomination of LG Petrov, Victor Brandt (both Entombed AD), Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, ex-Necrophobic), A. Impaler (Necrophobic, Naglfar) and Matte Modin (Raised Fist, ex-Dark Funeral).

More details on “The Reprobate” to be revealed in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned and meanwhile check out the three video clips for FIRESPAWN’s debut album “Shadow Realms”:

BARREN EARTH – gearing up to hit the studio and track a new album!

Finnish progressive death metal outfit BARREN EARTH is currently preparing to record the follow-up to 2015’s “On Lonely Towers” at Woodshed Studios in March with producer V. Santura.

Vocalist Jón comments, “We are working towards a darker and more aggressive feel, which we attempt to express both experimentally and with a good dose of blunt force!”

Bassist Oppu adds, “The melodic and melancholic side is naturally still there, but spiced with a touch of anger and groove. I’m also looking forward of working with Victor, since we all appreciate his previous work. It also is the first time Barren Earth works with a proper producer, and are very excited about the idea of bringing somebody else into the mix and seeing where that takes us.”

This is how V. Santura comments on the cooperation: “I am really excited about working with Barren Earth! The guys are fantastic musicians and the demo material I’ve heard so far sounds very promising.”

BARREN EARTH recently returned to Finland following a hugely successful European tour with INSOMNIUM to begin finalizing the arrangements for the yet untitled 4th album.

AMON AMARTH Announces US Tour With Goatwhore

After touring the world this past year in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, AMON AMARTH will head back out on the road this spring for a US tour with labelmates Goatwhore! Starting April 30th and running through May 21st, the journey will also see AMON AMARTH making appearances at some of the country’s premier music festivals including: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range.

AMON AMARTH comments: “United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time, we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called ‘The Loudest Month’ (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headlining shows. You have been warned.”

Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust adds: “We are looking forward to hitting the road with AMON AMARTH and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let’s make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let’s do it together and crush the opposition.”

AMON AMARTH w/ Goatwhore:
4/30/2017 Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
5/01/2017 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/05/2017 Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC *
5/06/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2017 Dark Lord Day – Chicago, IL *
5/14/2017 Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI *
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/21/2017 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH *
* AMON AMARTH only

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). For their efforts, AMON AMARTH landed on the global charts this past year including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart. To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com.

“Jomsviking is sure to satisfy AMON AMARTH fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready. 4.5/5” – MetalSucks

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.8.5/10” – 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 Germany

“…you are left with no doubt that AMON AMARTH are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid. 9/10” – Powerplay

“…this is killer business as usual…” – Metal Hammer UK

“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. 8/10” – Musicology

EYEHATEGOD: For The Sick Benefit To Take Place In NOLA This Weekend; Guest Vocalists Announced + Mike IX Williams To Return To The Stage For Berserker IV This Spring

EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and continues a slow road to recovery. The IX Lives IX Lives Benefit, set to commence in Williams’ hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana this coming weekend, was organized to help with his mounting medical expenses. The three-day event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Crowbar, Superjoint, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause. EYEHATEGOD will close Saturday night’s show with a host of guest singers including Philip H. Anselmo (Superjoint, Down), Ben Falgoust (Goatwhore, Soilent Green), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Brain Tentacles, Corrections House), Hollise Murphy (Fat Stupid Ugly People), Shawn Knight (Child Bite), and more! See the day-to-day lineup below.

Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EYEHATEGOD test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EYEHATEGOD’s set. And don’t miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering!

In related news, Williams will make his return to the stage with EYEHATEGOD for their performance at this year’s Berserker IV Music Fest in Pontiac, Michigan!

Comments Williams: “These past few years have been somewhat of a rough ride for me health wise, but thanks to my super supportive fans, friends, and family, I am finally on the mend and looking forward to the future.”

Cleveland-based merchandising company, IndieMerch has set up a webpage where the official For The Sick Benefit poster, designed by Nate Burns of Revolting Worship, and benefit T-shirt can be purchased, again with all proceeds going directly to Williams. The poster and shirts can be purchased HERE.

IX Lives IX Lives For The Sick Benefit:

Friday – February 3rd, 2017
Siberia (Doors: 8:00pm; $20)
Crowbar
Goatwhore
Flesh Parade
Somethings Burning
Gristnam

Saturday – February 4th, 2017
Poor Boys (Day Show – Doors 2:00pm; $10)
Thou
Weather Warlock
Mountain Of Wizard
Dummy Dumpster
Siberia (Doors: 8:00pm; $20)
Eyehategod
Superjoint
Child Bite
Bower
Bruce Lamont
Fat Stupid Ugly People

Sunday – February 5th, 2017
Poor Boys (Doors: 3:00pm; $10)
Suplecs
Pallbearers
Die Rottz
Classhole
Lethal Aggression
Recluse

LAS RAGEOUS: NEW TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 21 & SATURDAY, APRIL 22 IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two-day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.

Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated, ?We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.?

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin said, ?We?re really excited to be a part of Las Rageous in April. We love playing Vegas and are looking forward to being a part of this new festival.?

Amanda Moore of Live Nation explained, ?Bringing an annual rock festival to this city has been a dream ever since we opened the Live Nation Las Vegas office. Rock and metal music have a rich history here in Sin City; from the bands it has fostered, to its wild and loyal fans, to KOMP – one of the oldest and most respected rock stations in the country.?

The lineup for Las Rageous is as follows:

Friday, April 21: Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, with more announcements to come.

Saturday, April 22: Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Mastodon, Eagles Of Death Metal, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, with more announcements to come.

With only 10,000 tickets available for purchase, Las Rageous offers the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy a festival experience in an intimate outdoor setting. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard at Third and Carson Streets, Las Rageous will take over two city blocks of the historic downtown area.

All ages are welcome and doors open at 4 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at approximately 10 p.m. The festival will also feature a collection of wandering freak show performers, a KOMP-sponsored showcase of local rock and metal bands, and a Vegas scene foodie-focused Food Truck Village.

Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. PT. Pre-sale passwords can be obtained by signing up for the Las Rageous email list at LasRageous.com or from radio partner KOMP-FM.

All tickets available for purchase are two-day festival tickets for both Friday and Saturday.

An initial allotment of two-day festival tickets will be available for $99 each, for a limited time only. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early, as the specially-priced $99 tickets are expected to sell out quickly. VIP tickets are also available and include private viewing from a platform and onsite parking.

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