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GWAR to Embark Upon the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014″‏

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“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR’s founder and lead singer, since March. The “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.

The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of ConformityAmerican Sharks will open all shows.  The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

GWAR at RIOT FEST
9/12: Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST

GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks
10/15: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/17: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
10/18: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – “Rock and Shock Festival”
10/19: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
10/21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
10/22: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s – “Housecore Horror Film Festival*
10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/29: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
10/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/31: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/6: Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
11/8: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/10: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks
11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom

GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks
11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/2: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/4: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12/5: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/7: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/8: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
12/9: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater
12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
*No American Sharks
** Havok plays on this show

WHITECHAPEL Announces Headlining Tour With Upon A Burning Body And Glass Cloud‏

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WHITECHAPEL will be returning to the road this Fall. The trek features support from Upon A Burning Body and Glass Cloud and includes a stop at Slipknot’s KNOTFEST 2014 on October 26th in San Bernardino, CA. WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their Our Endless War full-length issued in April via Metal Blade Records.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Upon A Burning Body, Glass Cloud
10/04/2014 Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
10/10/2014 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/11/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/12/2014 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
10/13/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
10/14/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
10/15/2014 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/16/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/18/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
10/20/2014 The Door – Dallas, TX
10/21/2014 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
10/23/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
10/24/2014 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
10/25/2014 SOMA – San Diego, CA
10/26/2014 San Manuel Amphitheatre – San Bernardino CA * KNOTFEST 2014
10/28/2014 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
10/29/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Hawthorne, OR
10/31/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/01/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/02/2014 Murray Theater – Murray, UT
11/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/05/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/06/2014 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/07/2014 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/08/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/09/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/10/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/12/2014 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/13/2014 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/14/2014 The Norva – Norfolk, VA

CARNIFEX: “Hatred and Slaughter” Music Video Now Online

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San Diego, CA death metal outfit CARNIFEX, has made the music video for the song ‘Hatred and Slaughter.’  The track comes from their latest album Die Without Hope.

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

IRON REAGAN Premiere New Song ‘Four More Years’

IRON REAGAN’s Relapse debut The Tyranny Of Will is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou.  The album will be released September 16th in North America, (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World). Today IRON REAGAN debuts the song “Four More Years.”

 

IRON REAGAN Live
8/21: Trenton, NJ @ MillHill Basement
8/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s (Skull Fist Festival)
8/23: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
8/24: Harrisonburgh, VA @ The Blue Mile
11/9: Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores

DECAPITATED TO SUPPORT GWAR ON FALL TOUR THROUGH THE U.S.‏

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Returning to the U.S. in support of their sixth studio album Blood Mantra (due out in North America on September 30th), Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED are direct support to Earth’s only openly extraterrestrial rock band GWAR on the first leg of the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014,” launching on October 15th in Norfolk, Virginia and ending in Seattle on November 12th.  Opening will be Texan trio American Sharks.

“GWAR Eternal Tour 2014″ Confirmed first-leg dates
10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off West Coast Tour; ‘Blind’ Inducted Into The Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame

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Following their recent stomp through New Zealand and Australia, North Carolina crossover legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are readying to kick off a short run of West Coast live assaults. The near two-week trek will commence tomorrow in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord DyingCORROSION OF CONFORMITY will be touring in support of their fittingly titled IX full-length released last month via Candlelight Records.

In related news, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s seminal Blind full-length was recently inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame! Check out the piece in the September 2014 issue here.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

ANTHRAX’S CHARLIE BENANTE TAKES THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Last night, when Anthrax headlined the Rock Al Parquet 2014 Festival in Bogota, Colombia, the band’s drummer Charlie Benate took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – in front of more than 140,000 screaming fans. (Click on the image below.)

Mike Portnoy had challenged Charlie, and he accepted, in large part because Mike Wright, the father of his friend Brandon Wright, has had ALS for 10 years – so this was personal.

Bandmates Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello did the dousing, and afterwards Charlie nominated Philip H. Anselmo, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and music producer Jay Ruston, who produced Anthrax’ Worship Music, named Album of the Year in countless media outlets.

Anthrax’s live DVD, “Chile On Hell,” will be released on September 16 (Megaforce).

AT THE GATES completes new album, ‘At War With Reality’; release dates and further live activity announced‏

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

With the classic line-up of their masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES held the recording sessions for At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and then proceeded to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR).

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

AT THE GATES
20.11.2014 – Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
21.11.2014 – Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
22.11.2014 – Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi

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

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

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

GOATWHORE: Headlining Takeovers Commence + Band To Support Samhain On Select Dates‏

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Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, today New Orleans’ favorite metal horde/perpetual road hounds, GOATWHORE, kick off a short bout of headlining takeovers through Pittsburgh, Newport, and Poughkeepsie before making a special appearance at this year’s Gwar B-Q on August 16th. The band will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. Additionally, GOATWHORE will make their way to Europe this Fall/Winter with headliners Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic journey will trample its way through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and FallujahGOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length.

GOATWHORE Live Assaults
8/13/2014 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
8/14/2014 Thompson House – Newport, KY
8/15/2014 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
8/16/2014 Gwar BQ @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
9/19/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
10/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre – Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight

w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah
11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hambur, DE
12/20/2014 Zollhaus – Leer, DE

REVOCATION Announce Details for Metal Blade Records Debut “Deathless”

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REVOCATION have spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full length albums and an EP with Scion AV. Their fifth album, “Deathless,” is a fitting debut for their new label, Metal Blade, and a definitive statement of intent from the band.

Deathless” was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts, and is set for an October 14th release. Get a first listen to the title track, Deathless.

Revocation begins touring in support of “Deathless” in September with Crowbar in North America, followed by a full European tour with new label mates Cannibal Corpse and Aeon.

REVOCATION w/ Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy, Armed for Apocalypse
09/11 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
09/12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/13 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
09/14 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
09/15 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
09/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
09/17 Montreal, QC Il Motore
09/18 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
09/19 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/20 Chicago, IL Subterranean
09/21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
09/22 St. Louis, MO Fubar
09/23 Merriam, KS Aftershock
09/24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
09/27 Spokane, WA The Hop
09/28 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/29 Seattle, WA El Corazon
09/30 Boise, ID Crazy Horse
10/01 Portland, OR Dante’s
10/02 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
10/03 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
10/04 Los Angeles, CA Los Globos
10/05 Mesa, AZ Club Red
10/06 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/08 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
10/09 Austin, TX Mohawk
10/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon
10/14 Jyvaskyla, FI Lutakko
10/15 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
10/17 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand
10/18 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
10/19 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
10/21 Zwolle, NL Hedon
10/22 Saarbrücken, DE Garage
10/23 Lyon, FR Ninksi Kao
10/24 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
10/25 Madrid, ES Arena
10/27 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini
10/28 Paris, FR Trabendo
10/29 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/30 Antwerp, BE Trix
10/31 London, GB Forum
11/02 Lille, FR Splendid
11/04 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
11/05 Ludwigsburg, DE Rockfabrik
11/06 Osnabrück, DE Rosenhof
11/07 Hamburg, DE Klubsen
11/08 Aalborg, DK Metal Festival
11/09 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
11/11 Berlin, DE C-Club
11/12 Prague, CZ Club Roxy
11/13 München, DE Backstage
11/14 Glauchau, DE AlteSpinnerei
11/15 Brno, CZ Fleda
11/16 Cracow, PL Fabryka
11/17 Warsaw, PL Progresja
11/19 Graz, AT Explosiv
11/20 Budapest, HU Club 202
11/21 Zilina, SK KlubSmer
11/22 Wien, AT Szene
11/23 Nova Gorica, SI Mostovna Club
11/25 Treviso, IT New Age
11/26 Milan, IT Alcatrazz
11/27 Lausanne, CH Les Docks
11/28 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/29 Bochum, DE Matrix
11/30 Uden, NL De Pul

w/ Thy Art is Murder
12/12 Adelaide, AU Fowlers Live
12/13 Melbourne, AU The HiFi
12/14 Melbourne, AU Ringwood OLP
12/17 Perth, AU YMCA HQ
12/18 Perth, AU Capitol
12/19 Sydney, AU Manning Bar
12/20 Birsbane, AU Crowbar
12/21 Brisbane, AU Crowbar

INTERNAL BLEEDING Unleashes First-Ever Music Video

Having shattered legs and various other limbs with their pioneering style of slam since the early ’90s, New York death metal legends, INTERNAL BLEEDING, are preparing to initiate their latest offensive with the release of Imperium - their first new-full length in close to a decade.

Coinciding with the release of Imperium, INTERNAL BLEEDING will level stages across North America as part of this year’s crushing Carnival Of Death tour. Set to commence on October 3rd, 2014 in New York City, the tour will leave nearly two-dozen cities in ruin, coming to a close on November 3rd, 2014, in Montreal. The band will be joined by Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot and Pyrexia.

INTERNAL BLEEDING
Carnival Of Death Tour 2014 w/ Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia
10/03/2014 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/04/2014 The Webster – Hartford, CT
10/05/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
10/06/2014 Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH
10/07/2014 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/08/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/10/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/11/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
10/12/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/16/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
10/17/2014 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
10/18/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
10/19/2014 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
10/20/2014 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/21/2014 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
10/22/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 The Level – Kelowna, BC
10/27/2014 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
10/28/2014 Rock Bottom – Saskatoon, SK
10/29/2014 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
10/31/2014 Mine Mill Hall – Sudbury, ON
11/01/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/02/2014 Paramount – Rouyn, QC
11/03/2014 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

BLACK ANVIL: Tour With Skeletonwitch And Ghoul To Commence Next Month‏

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New York black metallers, BLACK ANVIL, are gathering their ammo for a live infiltration alongside Skeletonwitch and Ghoul. Set to embark on September 5th in Chicago, the nefarious caravan will blister its way through seventeen cities, coming to a close on September 24th in San Francisco. From there, BLACK ANVIL will perform four additional headlining shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis and Covington with more live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.  BLACK ANVIL will be touring in support of their recently unleashed Hail Death full-length.

BLACK ANVIL w/ Skeletonwitch, Ghoul
9/05/2014 Double Door – Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire – Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 One-Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/26/2014 Woodshed Bar – Salt Lake City, UT*
9/27/2014 Moon Room – Denver, CO*
9/29/2014 Fubar – St Louis, MO*
9/30/2014 The Parlor @ Thompson House – Covington, KY*
*BLACK ANVIL headlining

RINGS OF SATURN Debuts Single From Third Full-Length; Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour Begins Today

Bay Area tech-death outfit, RINGS OF SATURN, has unveiled the initial single from their highly awaited third full-length album, Lugal Ki En, through a conceptual 3-D video for the album’s opening track, “Senseless Massacre.” Lugal Ki En will see worldwide impact via Unique Leader Records this October, in North America on the 14th and in Europe on the 17th.

The newly constructed “Senseless Massacre” video was directed and edited by Alex T Reinhard and shot and produced by Brooke Brennan, both of Brutal Productions, and features visual effects courtesy of Harsh Wayne Enterprises. The video was also constructed with 3-D viewing enabled via Youtube player settings, though 3-D glasses are required to delve into the other dimension full-on.

Having just completed the month-long The Face Implosion Tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras and AEnimus, RINGS OF SATURN is embarking on the Summer Slaughter: The Canada Club Tour this week. The two-week excursion sees ROS joining The Faceless, Archspire, labelmates Fallujah and Black Crown Initiate from this Wednesday, August 13th through Thursday the 28th, with ten of the shows taking place in Canada and the other four in the US. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN will hit Mexico with four special performances with Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed in November, with other widespread live sightings to be reported shortly.

Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour
RINGS OF SATURN w/ The Faceless, Archspire, Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate
8/13/2014 Forvm – Amherst, NY
8/14/2014 Salle Multi Quebec City, QC
8/15/2014 Les Founfounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/16/2014 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
8/17/2014 Salle Nikitoutagan – Saguenay, QC
8/18/2014 Rock Cafe – Trois Rivières, QC
8/19/2014 Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
8/20/2014 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
8/23/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
8/24/2014 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
8/25/2014 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/27/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/28/2014 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

RINGS OF SATURN Mexico Tour w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed
11/20/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
11/21/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
11/22/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX
11/23/2014 Bar Un Mundo Raro – Leon, MX

DECAPITATED: NEW ALBUM TRACK AVAILABLE

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Recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland – Blood Mantra, DECAPITATED?s sixth studio album – is due out in North America on September 30th. In the meantime, check out the single “The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation.”

Black Crown Initiate Debuts New Music

BLACK CROWN INITIATE have debuted “The Great Mistake” from their forthcoming debut LP The Wreckage Of Stars due out on September 30th, 2014.

The band will release The Wreckage Of Stars on September 30, 2014 via eOne Music. The band signed their brand new label deal earlier this summer and have since been hitting the road hard with acts like SEPTIC FLESH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The band will be participating on the all new SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: THE CANADA CLUB TOUR 2014 with THE FACELESS

SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour‏

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California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America presented by Blackcraft! Joining them are Salt Lake City deathcore merchants Chelsea Grin and Sacramento based tech-death proprietors, Alterbeast.

SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Chelsea Grin, Alterbeast
10/03/2014 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/04/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/05/2014 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/06/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/07/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
10/08/2014 Paradise – Boston, MA
10/09/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/10/2014 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD w/ Machine Head
10/13/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/17/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/18/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX w/ Whitechapel, Beartooth
10/21/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2014 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/23/2014 Yost Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
10/24/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/2014 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (no Suicide Silence)
10/26/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/28/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

INQUISITION announce U.S. tour‏

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Black metal powerhouse INQUISITION has announced a new U.S. tour The tour sees INQUISITION playing alongside DEICIDE, SEPTICFLESH, ABYSMAL DAWN, and Season of Mist label-mates CARACH ANGRENINQUISITION are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, ‘Obscure Verses for the Multiverse‘.

INQUISITION w/DEICIDE, SEPTICFLESH, ABYSMAL DAWN, and CARACH ANGREN
10/07/14 Springfield, VA Empire
10/08/14 Hartford, CT Webster
10/09/14 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
10/11/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
10/12/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
10/13/14 Newport, KY Thompson House
10/14/14 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
10/15/14 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
10/16/14 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
10/17/14 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
10/18/14 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
10/21/14 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22/14 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
10/23/14 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
10/25/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
10/26/14 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/28/14 Dallas, TX Rail Club
10/29/14 Austin, TX Dirty Dog

Slipknot’s KNOTFEST Adds Another Stage & 10 More Bands To 3-Day Festival Bill‏

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

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

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

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

The current KNOTFEST U.S. band lineup
Friday, October 24-Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests
Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin
Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast

Saturday, October 25
Stage 005: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation
Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock
Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission
Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed

Sunday, October 26
Stage 005: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead
Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem
Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More
Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces September Shows With Lorna Shore‏

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the road next month for a select run of dates featuring openers Lorna Shore. The short but punishing trek will run through Grand Rapids, Iowa City, St. Louis, Champaign, and Indianapolis. From there the band will begin their next extensive North American tour, the announcement for which is slated for next week!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Lorna Shore
9/16/2014 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
9/17/2014 Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
9/18/2014 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
9/19/2014 The Highdive – Champaign, IL
9/20/2014 Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN

PYRRHON Announces North American Live Assault; Play-Through Video for ‘Balkanized’

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NYC experimental death metal henchmen, PYRRHON, have announced a North American run of live dates alongside fellow exploratry tech-death wizards Gigan and Artificial Brain. The Metal Sucks-sponsored takeover is set to kick off on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Additionally, the quartet recently unleashed a play-through video for the track “Balkanized.”

PYRRHON
8/09/2014 Obnoxious Noise Fest @ Even Flow Bar & Grill – Bay Shore, NY w/ Malignancy, Mutilation Rites, Artificial Brain, Mother Brain
8/18/14 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Revocation, Artificial Brain, & Psalm Zero.

The Intersteller Intellect North American Tour 2014 w/ Gigan, Artificial Brain
9/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/12/2014 Rancho Relaxo – Toronto, ON
9/13/2014 The Underworld – Montreal, QC
9/14/2014 Salle Unisson – Quebec, QC
9/15/2014 TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/16/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/17/2014 Albany, NY Bogies w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18/2014 The Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
9/19/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/20/2014 Harper’s – Clementon, NJ
9/21/2014 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
9/22/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
9/24/2014 The Backstage – Covington, KY
9/25/2014 Swayze’s – Atlanta, GA
9/26/2014 The Handle Bar – Pensacola, FL
9/27/2014 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
9/28/2014 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
9/30/2014 3 Kings – Denver, CO
10/03/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA
10/04/2014 Til Two Club – San Diego, CA
10/06/2014 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2014 El Corazon Lounge – Seattle, WA
10/09/2014 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
10/11/2014 The Complex – Bozeman, MT
10/12/2014 The New Direction -Fargo, ND *
10/13/2014 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/2014 The Wisco – Madison, WI *
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
10/16/2014 TBA – Columbus, OH TBD *
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *
*No Gigan

DEATH (DTA Tours) Announce North American Tour with Obituary & Massacre‏

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DEATH (DTA Tours) has announced the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 North American tour, a month long run with fellow death metal legends Obituary and Massacre plus up-and-comers Rivers of Nihil.  A fitting tribute to the music of DEATH mastermind and extreme metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner, the DEATH (DTA Tours) lineup consists of former DEATH members Sean Reinert (Cynic) on drums, Steve Di Giorgio (Control Denied, Autopsy, Sadus) on bass, and Bobby Koelble on guitar.  Max Phelps (Cynic) who has been touring with DEATH (DTA Tours) will be once again handling the vocal and 2nd guitar duties.

DEATH (DTA TOURS) Tour Dates
Sep 06 Curitiba, Brazil Espaco Cult
Sep 07 Sao Paulo, Brazil Via Marques
Sep 10 Asuncion, Paraguay Sala Garcia L:orca De La Manzana De La Riviera
Sep 12 Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Flores
Sep 14 Santiago, Chile Teatre Capoulican
Sep 16 Bogota, Colombia Teatro Metropol
Sep 18 San Jose, Costa Rica Club Peppers
Sep 20 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador

***All Dates Nov 4 – Dec 07 w/ Obituary, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil***
Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Nov 15 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov 19 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22 Regina, SK Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Nov 28 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Nov 29 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03 North Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 04 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec 06 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Dec 07 Miami, FL Grand Central
Dec 09 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s**
Dec 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog**
Dec 11 Dallas, TX Trees**
Dec 12 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad**
Dec 13 Tempe, AZ Club Red**
** = Death (DTA Tours only)

OBITUARY to Release ‘Inked in Blood’ October 28th on Relapse Records‏

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Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY’s already godlike discography.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.

The band is currently wrapping up a festival circuit in Europe and now OBITUARY have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming “Death to All” Tour.  The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

OBITUARY European Tour
8/7: Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
8/9: Schlotheim, DE @ Party San Open Air Festival
8/10: Derbyshire, UK @ Bloodstock Festival
8/14: Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest Festival
8/16: Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/17: Vannes/Saint-Nolff, FR # Motocultor Festival

OBITUARY on The Death to All Tour, w/Massacre and Rivers of Nihil
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom
11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

ABYSMAL DAWN Reveal details for ‘Obsolescence‏’

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Modern death metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length ObsolescenceObsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.  Pre-orders for Obsolescence will be available shortly, the album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats.

With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.  The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios.

TRIPTYKON premiere new video for “Aurorae”‏

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In the week of TRIPTYKON’s much anticipated return appearances at Bloodstock Festival, UK (August 8), and Jalometalli Festival, Finland, (August 9), the Swiss avant-garde extreme metal act is scheduled to release the first of two videos filmed to accompany of the group’s second album, Melana ChasmataThe clip is an ominous visualization of “Aurorae“, one of the most poignant and personal songs on Melana Chasmata.

The “Aurorae” clip is to be followed later in 2014 by an EP of the same title, featuring additional unreleased music by the group and released through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records. Moreover, the end of the year will see Triptykon embark on a major European tour with At The Gates.

TRIPTYKON Live 2014
FR 08.08.2014 Derbyshire (UK) – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
SA 09.08.2014 Oulu (Finland) – Jalometalli Festival
SA 30.08.2014 Wörrstadt (Germany) – Neuborn Open Air Festival
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2 + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – EMM
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany) – Backstage Werk + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik + At The Gates & Morbus Chron
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof + At The Gates & Morbus Chron

YOUNG FOX RELEASES ‘PREDECESSORS’ EP TODAY!

Pittsburgh’s rising rock band Young Fox has released their new EP, Predecessors, today via Spartan Records. The release is currently available digitally at iTunes and from Spartan Records at http://spr.tn/youngfox.

Formed in 2012, Young Fox came together over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn (bassist), who’s also in revered metal band Zao, Luke Cypher (vocals/guitar/keys), who happens to share his time as the head chef at Piccolo Forno in Pittsburgh, and Chris Lehberger (drums) began writing, rehearsing and recording and eventually added Brian Schultz (guitar) to the mix, rounding out the four-piece band.

The group was fixated on honing their craft and songwriting on the new record, Predecessors, until they were completely satisfied. The results are shockingly good too.

Young Fox’s music is dynamic and heartfelt. From the record’s memorable first track “Single Phase” to the last notes of “Define The End,” Young Fox leaves it all on record. Tracks like “The Answer” and “Diet of Worms” are intense and methodical and showcase extraordinary talents from a new band that will be around for years to come.

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