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MISERY INDEX share video for “The Calling”‏

MISERY INDEX have premiered a video for “The Calling“. The video was assembled by director David Hall at Handshake Inc. (RWAKE, GRIDLINK, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and more).

The Calling” was taken from the band’s fifth full-length, ‘The Killing Gods‘. The brand new album was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BLACK TUSK, BRUTAL TRUTH) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK).

GWAR Announces Additional Mutated Events And Familiar Faces To Make GWAR B-Q Even Wilder!‏


Keeping up with its theme of stacking up fun like bodies on a heap, GWAR announces several more outrageous events surrounding the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q (Presented by Ring Dog Rescue and Mt. Baker Vapor): the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! This means more madness, more music, more beer and more opportunities to suck up to – and get slaughtered by – your lords and masters, GWAR!

The B4BQ has mutated and grown to a size barely recognizable from its previous iterations – now sporting eight heads and functioning male and female naughty bits. Headliners The Black Dahlia Murder blast their Motor City madness at the B4BQ, Friday, Aug. 15th at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Doors open at 7:00pm and the first band takes the stage at 7:30pm. Other barn-burning musical acts include Mobile Death Camp, featuring former Beefcake the Mighty Todd Evans; RVA’s own Gritter; the Texas rockers of Venomous Maximus; and Orlando punks, The Attack. For the math-handicapped, this means the B4BQ starts immediately after the end of the Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie Memorial at Hadad’s Lake, Friday Aug. 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm. For the lucky Bohabs who bought Premium GWAR B-Q Tickets before they SOLD OUT, the B4BQ is FREE! Lower caste human filth may purchase tickets here. Tickets are limited. Act fast!

The weekend doesn’t end once your girlfriend leaves you for a slave and GWAR B-Q security catapults you off the premises. More drunken depravity awaits at the GWafter Party, held right after the GWAR B-Q, Saturday August 16th at a secret location to be revealed whenever the hell GWAR feels like telling you. Rest assured you’ll be able to compare stories, sunburn and exposed bone fragments with fellow GWAR B-Q patrons while you get elbowed by celebrity artists and VIP guests.

ARCH ENEMY announces North American headlining tour with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL as support‏


Earlier this week, metal icons ARCH ENEMY unleashed their new album, War Eternal, across the world, with critics hailing it as their “strongest album in years” (Decibel Magazine). To kick-off the War Eternal campaign, the band launched an extensive European tour, which is currently underway through the rest of the year. In addition to these dates, ARCH ENEMY will also make their much-anticipated return to North American soil this October/November! Featuring KREATOR, HUNTRESS, and STARKILL as support, this headlining trek will be the band’s first tour in the States since 2011– and the first US tour to feature new members Alissa White-Gluz (vocals) and Nick Cordle (guitar)!

23.10.2104 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
24.10.2104 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *
25.10.2104 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
26.10.2104 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
27.10.2104 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
28.10.2104 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
29.10.2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
1.11.2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *
2.11.2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *
3.11.2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *
4.11.2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *
6.11.2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *
7.11.2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *
8.11.2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
10.11.2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
11.11.2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
12.11.2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
14.11.2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
15.11.2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
16.11.2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
18.11.2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
19.11.2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
20.11.2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
21.11.2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
22.11.2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
23.11.2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL



SKELETONWITCH have proven time and time again that hard work pays off. This fall, the band will continue to live up to their reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal, as they’ve just announced a headlining jaunt throughout the U.S. featuring support from Ghoul and Black Anvil. The tour will kick off in early September and lead directly into another tour with Amon Amarth and Sabaton, which includes an appearance in Brooklyn to celebrate Decibel Magazine’s 10th anniversary. Overall, the group will play more than 50 North American shows over a two-month period, which recalls the 63-gigs-in-65-days whirlwind tour the band successfully completed to wrap up the “Forever Abomination” tour cycle in 2012.

In addition, SKELETONWITCH will spend several weeks overseas this summer, where they will perform dates with Suffocation and Havok in addition to appearances at festivals such as Brutal Assault, and Summer Breeze.

7/18 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street Theater
7/19 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
7/26 Munchen, DE – Free & Easy Fest
7/27 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof *
7/28 Hannover, DE – Chez Heinz *
7/29 Essen, DE – Turock *
7/30 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde *
8/1 Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest
8/3 Luynes, FR – Le Korigan *
8/4 Pinarella di Cervia, IT – Rock Planet *
8/5 Pratteln, CH – Konzerfabrik * (also w/ Amon Amarth)
8/6 Innsbruck, AT – p.m.k *.
8/7 Schlotheim, DE – Party.San Open Air
8/8 Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault
8/9 Chemnitz, DE – Rock Im Betonwerk
8/10 Mechelen, BE – Club Kamikaze
8/11 Manchester, UK – Sound Control #
8/12 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks #
8/13 London, UK – Barfly #
8/14 Dinkelsbuhl, DE – Summer Breeze
8/16 Rasnov, RO – Rockstadt Extreme
9/5 Chicago, IL – Double Door %
9/6 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom %
9/7 Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room %
9/8 Boston, MA – The Sinclair %
9/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts: Black Box %
9/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls %
9/12 Springfield, VA – The Empire %
9/13 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry %
9/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum %
9/16 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Hell %
9/17 New Orleans, LA – One-Eyed Jacks %
9/18 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald?s %
9/19 Dallas, TX – Trees %
9/20 Austin, TX – Red 7 %
9/22 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red %
9/23 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre %
9/24 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge %
9/25 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium ^
9/26 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst ^
9/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades ^
9/29 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ^
9/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon ^
10/1 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom ^
10/3 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall ^
10/4 Calgary, AB – Flames Central ^
10/5 Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub ^
10/6 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick ^
10/7 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
10/10 Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy ^
10/11 Montreal, QC – Metropolis ^
10/12 Quebec City, QC – Imperial ^
10/14 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
10/15 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre ^
10/17 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall ^
10/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (Amon Amarth after-party / Decibel anniversary show)
10/19 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
10/21 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 ^
10/22 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater ^
10/24 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore ^
10/25 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird ^
10/26 Birmingham, AL – Iron City ^
10/27 New Orleans, LA – The Civic ^
10/29 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
10/30 Joliet, IL – Mojoes ^
10/31 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak ^
11/1 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave ^
11/2 Des Moines, IA – Wooly?s ^
11/4 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre ^
11/5 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom ^
11/8 El Paso, Tx – Tricky Falls ^
11/9 Tucson, AZ – Club XS ^
* w/ Suffocation & Havok
# w/ Havok
% w/ Ghoul & Black Anvil
^ w/ Amon Amarth & Sabaton

WHITECHAPEL Premiere New Video “Worship the Digital Age”

WHITECHAPEL are currently out on the road across North America with DevilDriver on a co-headlining tour. Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For an Autopsy are providing support on the tour and the tour runs through June 23rd in Austin, TX. Today the band brings a little bit of their explosive live show to the masses as they premiere their new video for the song “Worship the Digital Age“. The clip is the first full performance video from Our Endless War and was directed by acclaimed director David Brodsky.

WHITECHAPEL w/ DevilDriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy
6/12: New York, NY @ Stage 48
6/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
6/14: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
6/15: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
6/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/17: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
6/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
6/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/21: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
6/22: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill (Outside)
6/23: Austin, TX @ Mohwak
8/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
8/8: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual*
8/9: Montreal, QC @ Parterre Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy MTL 2014**
8/10: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/12: Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
*With Stick To Your Guns
**Festival Appearance



Richmond, Virginia’s speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE will defy geography once again by hitting the road this summer for three co-headlining shows with New York hardcore ambassadors MADBALL.  Support will come from Suburban Scum and Ramming Speed.

MUNICIPAL WASTE co-headlining dates with MADBALL
08/07/14 Bogies – Albany, NY
08/08/14 Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON – CANADA
08/10/14 The Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA

Oh, and MUNICIPAL WASTE are sharing the stage with METALLICA at the Heavy Montreal festival on August 9th. No big deal.

EYEHATEGOD Premiere “Medicine Noose” Video; US Live Assaults Rage On‏

Louisiana’s favorite emperors of amplification, EYEHATEGOD, today premiere their brand new video for “Medicine Noose.” The clip was shot in various locales around New Orleans by renowned artist/director Josh Graham of Suspended In Light, and captures perfectly the song’s dark, riotous, fuck-all essence.  

EYEHATEGOD continues to crumble stages across the US on a near month-long live assaullt with metallic hardcore unit, Ringworm, and ravaging punk metal culprits, Enabler. Additionally, the band recently announced a special one-off live date where they’ll return to Brooklyn, New York’s Acheron with support from Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention. See all confirmed dates below.

EYEHATEGOD w/ Ringworm, Enabler
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

7/15/2014 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

GORGUTS to kick off European Tour‏


Acclaimed death metal extremists GORGUTS are kicking off a headlining European tour. The “Colored Sands Summer Tour” kicks off tomorrow, June 12 in Copenhagen, DK and will see the band travel through 6 countries, concluding with a performance at this year’s Hellfest in Clisson, FR on June 21. Following the festival, GORGUTS will join this year’s “Death To All Tour” (featuring label mates Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert of Cynic) as special guests starting on June 22 in Dornbirn, AU, and will conclude on June 28 at Inferno Festival in Lausanne, CH. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

GORGUTS Tour Dates
06/12/14 Copenhangen, DK @ Copenhell
06/13/14 Hamburg, DE @ Bambi Galore
06/14/14 Katowice, PL @ Gugalander
06/15/14 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
06/18/14 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
06/20/14 Loreley, DE @ Metal Fest
6/21/14 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest

06/22/14 Dornbirn, AU – Conrad Sohm
6/23/14 Casina, Pisa(IT) @ The Jungle
06/24/14 Ljubljana, SL @ Gala Hal Open Air
06/25/14 Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Music Club
06/26/14 Bratislava, SK @ Majestic Music Club
06/28/14 Lausanne, CH @ Inferno Festival

ARCH ENEMY premieres video for “No More Regrets”

23.05.2014 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
30.05.2014 – New Age Club – Roncade, Italy
31.05.2014 – Rock and Roll Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
02.06.2014 – L’Etage – Rénnes, France
03.06.2014 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
04.06.2014 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 – Rosenhof – Osnabrück, Germany *
07.06.2014 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 – Studio USF – Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany *
14.06.2014 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
28.06.2014 – Inferno Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
09.07.2014 – RockMaraton – Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 – Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 – Masters Of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 – Seven Festival – Wegorzewo, Poland
17.07.2014 – Devilstone Festival – Anyksciai, Lithuania
18.07.2014 – American Beauty Car Show – Haapsalu, Estonia
19.07.2014 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 – Getaway Rock – Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 – Leyendas Del Rock – Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 – Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 – Alt-Fest – Kettering, UK
17.09.2014 – Kerubi – Joensuu, Finland
18.09.2014 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
19.09.2014 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
20.09.2014 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
22.09.2014 – Re:Republic – Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 – Yunost’ – Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 – Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 – Glav Club – Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya – Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 – Otdykh Club – Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 – Angar Club – Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 – Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
19.10.2014 – Loudpark 2014 – Saitama City, Japan
26.11.2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France **
27.11.2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France **
01.12.2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France **
02.12.2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France **
04.12.2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands **
05.12.2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany **
06.12.2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany **
07.12.2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany **
08.12.2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany **
09.12.2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany **
11.12.2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany **
12.12.2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany **
13.12.2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany **
14.12.2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.12.2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK **
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK **
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK **
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK **
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland **
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK **
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK **
**=supporting KREATOR

GHOUL: Masked Miscreants Announce US Live Assaults With Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil


Hide your children…and your dog. The masked miscreants in GHOUL are coming back to seize your soul and all your worldly possessions on another run of live assaults this Fall. Slated to commence on September 5th in Chicago, the band will reduce seventeen municipalities to rubble and snicker at the aftermath. GHOUL will be supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil!

GHOUL will be touring in support of themselves as well as their Hang Ten EP released earlier this year via Tankcrimes. Recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of  GHOUL’s Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering with cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine, Hang Ten is pus-encrusted sonic surf metal celebration, boasting guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir. Picking up where Transmission Zero left off, the limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ relays the tale of a Creepsylvania in ruins, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs.

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil
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

RINGS OF SATURN: Technical Death Metal Unit Completes Work On New Full-Length; Live Takeovers Confirmed‏


RINGS OF SATURN recently completed work on their forthcoming new full-length. Set for release this Fall via Unique Leader Records, the record was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies et al) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and features the drum prowess of Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator basher Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day Of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley and custom artwork by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art, who crafted the band’s seminal Dingir cover. The offering also boasts a vicious cover of “No Pity For A Coward,” from California deathcore merchants Suicide Silence, in honor of late frontman Mitch Lucker, who’s praised RINGS OF SATURN’s pummeling output in the past.

As a precursor to the record’s unveiling, RINGS OF SATURN will embark upon The Face Implosion Tour with Arsonists Get All The Girls, Auras and AEnimus. Set to commence on July 9th in Sacramento, the 24-date run will wind its way across the US and back again, coming to a close on August 3rd in San Jose.

RINGS OF SATURN – The Face Implosion Tour 2014 w/ Arsonists Get All The Girls, Auras, AEnimus
7/09/2014 The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
7/10/2014 Soma – San Diego, CA
7/11/2014 Mirror Image Studio – Anaheim, CA
7/12/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
7/13/2014 Lowbow Palace – El Paso, TX
7/14/2014 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/15/2014 Walters – Houston, TX
7/16/2014 Tomcats West – Dallas, TX
7/17/2014 Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
7/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/20/2014 Bonnie Kate Theatre – Elizabethton, TN
7/21/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/22/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY
7/23/2014 Outpost Concert Spot – Kent, OH
7/24/2014 Paychecks Lounge – Detroit, MI
7/25/2014 Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
7/26/2014 Metal Grill – Milwaukee, MI
7/27/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
7/28/2014 Marquis – Denver, CO
7/29/2014 Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
8/01/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Musicians Co-op – Santa Rosa, CA
8/03/2014 San Jose Rock Shop – San Jose, CA

Original Thrash Metal Architects EXODUS Get Back to Their Roots – Steve “Zetro” Souza is Back!‏


EXODUS – the originators of the thrash metal genre – return to their roots. As announced yesterday, EXODUS proudly welcomes the return of frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza in the wake of former vocalist Rob Dukes’ amicable departure. Souza originally fronted EXODUS from 1986-1993, and again from 2002-2004, donning the mic on classic records like Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is Imminent, Good Friendly Violent Fun, and Force of Habit. Souza also appeared on 2004’s Tempo of the Damned.

On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more. The band will also appear on select international dates in Germany, Belgium and Columbia this summer, and will pick back up in South America in October. See below for a full listing of current dates.

EXODUS are currently working on their eleventh studio album in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap, set to release later this year with Nuclear Blast. Things are moving along smoothly…stay tuned for more details coming soon.

7/11 – Balingen, Germany @ Bang Your Head Festival
7/12 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Antwerp Metal Festival
8/10 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy Montreal
8/16 – Bogota, Columbia @ Rock al Parque
10/1 – Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/3 – Manaus, Brazil @ Arena Aparecida
10/4 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/5 – Porto Alegre @ Opiniao
10/7 – Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/9 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 – Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 – Antofagasta, Chile @ TBC
10/14 – Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Pepper’s
10/18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

Obituary and Relapse Records Join Forces; Band Finalizing New Album‏


OBITUARY has partnered up with Relapse Records to release the band’s highly anticipated new album.  One of the most influential and important death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY have completed recording their highly anticipated 9th studio album and first full-length in over five years.

The album recording was funded by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013.  Now the band has partnered with Relapse worldwide to maximize the release and impact of what is surely their heaviest and most cohesive record in 20 years. An album title, track titles and release date will be announced shortly.

Additionally, OBITUARY are preparing for two massive legs of European summer tours and festival appearances, kicking off June 6th and running through August 17th.  A complete listing of dates is available below.

Obituary Tour Dates
June 06 – Torhout, BE – Club De B
June 07 – Gelsenkirchen, DE – Rock Hard festival
June 10 – Siegen, DE – Vortex Club
June 11 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
June 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell festival
June 14 – Szczecin PL – AAARGHH Szczecin Extreme Fest festival
June 15 – Weismain, DE – Legacy Open Air festival

July 11 – Munich, DE – Backstage
July 12 – Balingen, DE – Bang Your Head festival
July 17 – Roma, IT – Traffic Club
July 18 – Cascina (Pisa), IT – The Jungle
July 19 – Cagliari, IT – Cueve Rock
July 20 – Udine (Codroipo), IT – Summer Music
July 22 – Tolmin, SL – Metaldays festival
July 25 – Bertingen, DE – 11th Rock Unter den Eichen
July 26 – Steenwijk, NL – Stonehenge festival
July 27 – Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg
July 31 – Porto, PT – Hard Club
August 01 – Lisbon/Seixal, PT – Cine-Teatro de Corroios
August 02 – Viveiro, ES – Resurrection festival
August 03 – Toulouse, FR – Xtreme Fest festival
August 07 – Jaromer, CZ – Brutal Assault festival
August 09 – Schlotheim, DE – Party San Open Air festival
August 10 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock festival
August 14 – Rasnov, RO – Rockstadt Extreme Fest festival
August 16 – Dinkelsbühl, DE – Summer Breeze festival
August 17 – Vannes/Saint-Nolff, FR – Motocultor festival

CLUTCH: Announce Fall U.S. Tour; ‘Earth Rocker’ Triple Deluxe Release Out June 24 on Weathermaker Music‏


CLUTCH have announced they?ll launch a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI.

Also, on June 24, 2014, CLUTCH will release a triple deluxe version of their acclaimed EARTH ROCKER album via Weathermaker Music. The EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album packagewill include: 1) the full record and brand new songs “Night Hag” and “Scavengers“; 2) “Earth Rocker Live,” a CD audio version of the album performed live; and 3) the DVD “Live In Denver” recorded with seven cameras in 1080i at a sold-out Denver show with audio remixing by Paul Logus and editing by Dave Brodsky; and two videos shot, directed and edited by actress Aisha Tyler: “Gone Cold” (unreleased) and “Crucial Velocity.”

Robot Hive/Exodus–the group’s classic 2005 album–will also receive a collector’s edition double vinyl release on Tuesday, June 10. The beautiful double LP is re-mastered and comes in a re-designed gatefold package boasting some of CLUTCH’s best tracks. In addition, the group recently teamed with producer J. Robbins (The Sword, Coliseum) to record the new song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run” as a special split 7″ single with labelmates Lionize in honor of Record Store Day.

CLUTCH continue their european festival tour through June 29. In July, they’ll return to the U.S. for a handful of shows before performing at all three Riot Fest dates (Toronto, Chicago and Denver) before joining the Shindig Festival alongside Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello and more in Baltimore, MD on September 27. See all tour dates below.

Clutch European Summer 2014 Tour
6/8  Vienna, Austria – Arena
6/9  Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
6/11  Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
6/12  Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
6/13  Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
6/14  Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
6/15  Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
6/17  Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
6/18  Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornoosje
6/19  Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
6/20  Paris, France – Nouveau Casino
6/21  Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/22  Switzerland – Fete de la Musique
6/24  Thessaloniki, Greece – Fuzz Club
6/25  Athens, Greece – Fix Factory of Sound
6/27  Norrkoping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
6/28  Finowfurt, Germany – Roadrunner?s Paradise Race 61 Festival
6/29  Roeser, Luxembourg – Rock a Field Festival

Clutch Summer/Fall 2014 North American Tour
7/24  Syracuse, N.Y. – Westcott Theater
7/25  Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
7/26  Columbus, Ohio – The Great Summer Smokeout
7/27  Winston-Salem, N.C. – Ziggys
9/5  Providence, R.I. – Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
9/6  Clifton Park, N.Y. – Upstate Concert Hall
9/7  Toronto, Ontario – Riot Fest
9/9  Knoxville, Tenn. – Bijou Theatre
9/10  Lexington, Ky. – Busters Billiards & Backroom
9/11  Toledo, Ohio – Headliners
9/12-4  Chicago, Ill – Riot Fest
9/13  Grand Rapids, Mich. – Orbit Room
9/15  Minneapolis, Minn. – First Avenue
9/16  Sioux Falls, S.D. – The District
9/18  Kansas City, Mo. – Arvest Bank Theatre/Midland
9/19  Omaha, Neb. – Sokol Auditorium
9/19-21  Denver, Colo. – Riot Fest
9/22  Springfield, Mo. – Gillioz Theatre
9/23  Indianapolis, Ind. – The Vogue
9/25  Huntington, N.Y. – The Paramount
9/26  Norfolk, VA. – The NorVa
9/27  Baltimore, Md. – Shindig Music Festival

TODAY IS THE DAY Joins Southern Lord Recordings; Tenth LP Coming Late 2014‏


Southern Lord Recordings is beyond stoked to broadcast that influential, visionary metal act, TODAY IS THE DAY, has joined with the label’s roster for the release of their massively anticipated tenth studio album later this year.

Early this year, TODAY IS THE DAY’s newest lineup was announced, as the foundation of the then unnamed album was taking shape. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin welcomed Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) on bass as well as returning member Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), Lohrber having previously handled touring drum duties for TITD many times in the past. Conkling and Lohrber tracked most of their sessions in December and January at the founding frontman’s own Recording and Mastering Studio in Maine. Since, Austin has been painstakingly layering guitars, vocals and more, and as the final sessions for TODAY IS THE DAY’s tenth studio full-length will be taking place in June, the band happily unveils the name of the impending LP, as Animal Mother.

Final details on Animal Mother will be released in the coming weeks as the album is completed. Stand by for further updates on the LP and on the live front as well, as TODAY IS THE DAY will tour North America and Europe immediately following the release of Animal Mother.

CANNABIS CORPSE release new track, “Individual Pot Patterns”‏


CANNABIS CORPSE have released the second new track from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘. The new track, titled “Individual Pot Patterns” is streaming below.

From Wisdom to Baked‘ will be released via Season of Mist in North America on June 24 (June 20 world-wide). CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a special live date as part of this year’s Denver Black Skies Festival. The two day festival, which runs from August 2-3 will see the band play alongside BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA, NAILS, and many more.

Motörhead’s Motörboat: Testament, Down, High On Fire and Kill Devil Hill join lineup‏


The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat, featuring three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world–Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax–has announced additions to the band lineup for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.

Testament, Down (featuring Philip Anselmo), High On Fire, and Kill Devil Hill (featuring Rex Brown) will join Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson on “The Loudest Boat In The World.”



Misery Signals created quite a frenzy last week when they announced via social media that they would be hitting the road with their original line-up to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut album Of Malice and The Magnum Heart.

The band is now thrilled to reveal the complete itinerary for the Malice X tour. The 8-show tour, which sees original members Jesse Zaraska, Kyle Johnson, Ryan Morgan, Stu Ross and Branden Morgan performing their debut album in its entirety, will kick off in Vancouver, BC on August 13 at The Biltmore Cabaret and will wrap up in Toronto at The Opera House on August 23. For full tour information see below.

Misery Signals Tenth Anniversary Tour
08.13.14 ? Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
08.14.14 ? Calgary, AB – Broken City
08.15.14 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
08.18.14 ? Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
08.19.14 ? St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
08.20.14 ? Milwaukee, MN – The Rave Bar
08.22.14 ? New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
08.23.14 ? Toronto, ON – The Opera House

BENIGHTED premiere new video for “Spit”‏


BENIGHTED have premiered a music video for the song “Spit“. The video, featuring Niklas Kvarforth of label mates SHINING (Swe), is streaming below.

Spit” was taken from the band’s newest album, ‘Carnivore Sublime‘, which was released by Season of Mist on February 18. A limited edition, deluxe digibox set of ‘Carnivore Sublime‘ will be released soon and include a bonus CD featuring live material, covers, and demos.

AGALLOCH To Kick Off The Serpent & The Sphere North American Headlining Tour Later This Month‏


Portland’s AGALLOCH is readying to embark upon a full North American Summer excursion. Set to commence June 18th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Serpens In Cvlmination tour will wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a ceremonial close on July 8th in Denver, Colorado. The band will be joined by Obsidian Tongue, Vex, Jex Thoth and Thrones on select dates.

AGALLOCH will be touring in support of the recently unleashed The Serpent & The Sphere opus. Dark, meticulously crafted, and atmospherically potent, The Serpent & The Sphere was captured by legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson at Cloud City Studios in Portland, Oregon (and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz) and includes a guest appearance by guitarist Nathanaël Larochette of Canadian neofolk trio, Musk Ox, who composed the album’s acoustic interludes.

AGALLOCH Serpens In Cvlmination North American Tour MMXIV
6/18/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN w/ Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun
6/19/2014 High Noon – Milwaukee, WI w/ Obsidian Tongue
6/20/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Obsidian Tongue
6/21/2014 Beachland – Cleveland, OH w/ Obsidian Tongue
6/22/2014 Southgate House – Newport, KY w/ Obsidian Tongue
6/23/2014 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Vex
6/24/2014 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Vex
6/25/2014 Oerpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Vex
6/26/2014 Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Vex, Blackrune
6/27/2014 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Vex
6/28/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA w/ Vex
6/29/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Jex Thoth
6/30/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ Jex Thoth
7/01/2014 Brighton – Boston, MA w/ Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue
7/02/2014 La Salla Rosa – Montreal, QC w/ Jex Thoth
7/03/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON w/ Jex Thoth, Musk Ox
7/04/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Jex Thoth
7/05/2014 Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI w/ Jex Thoth
7/06/2014 Firebird – St Louis, MO w/ Thrones
7/07/2014 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE w/ Thrones
7/08/2014 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO w/ Thrones

GOATWHORE: New Orleans Metal Legion Unleashes First Taste Of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless


Long-running New Orleans metal legion, GOATWHORE, are pleased to unleash the first taste of their forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, with seventh track, “FBS.”

Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with audio magus Erik Rutan at the helm, the deafening serenades of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless serves as the band’s first studio effort to be tracked to two-inch tape. A more challenging approach that demands performance over pro-tooled perfection and leaving little room for error, the ten-track, 37-minute offering marks GOATWHORE’s most well-executed, sonically devastating manifestation to date, its warm, organic production harnessing the thick, monolithic, recklessly war-ready tone and energy of their live performance in a way previous recordings have not.

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is slated for release in North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The record comes in conjunction with the band’s Summer-long live takeover which includes a short run of headlining infiltrations set to commence on July 5th before jumping on this year’s crushing edition of The Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and more! Additionally, the band will play a special performance at this year’s Gwar B-Q on August 16th.

7/05/2014 Southport Hall – Jefferson, LA
7/06/2014 The Levee – Longview, TX
7/07/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
7/08/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK

Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit – Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. – Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes – Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom – Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

PILLORY: Technical Death Metal Tacticians Wage War With New Tune

Boston technical death metal tacticians, PILLORY, sever spinal cords with the mutinous marvels of “Mass Enmity,” now streaming below.


The torrid tune comes via the band’s sophomore full-length, Evolutionary Miscarriage, set for release via Unique Leader Records. Evolutionary Miscarriage was written, recorded and produced by founding drummer Darren Cesca (Arsis, Burn in Silence, Goratory et al) at his newly-launched House Of Grind Studios in Connecticut during 2013.

ALLEGAEON Announces North American Tour With Chimaira


ALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of The Artery Metal Tour from August 5th through August 30th.

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length, Elements Of The Infinite, set for release on June 24, 2014 in North America via Metal Blade Records. Elements of the Infinite was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage etc.) at Flatline Audio in Colorado.

ALLEGAEON w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning
8/5/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
8/6/2014 Pov – Spring Lake Park, MN
8/7/2014 Rail II – Peoria, IL
8/8/2014 Wooly?s – Des Moines, IA
8/9/2014 The Loft – Lansing, MI
8/10/2014 Rock Factory – Akron, OH
8/11/2014 Fubar – St Louis, MO
8/12/2014 Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
8/13/2014 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
8/14/2014 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
8/15/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
8/16/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/17/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
8/19/2014 Assembly – Sacramento, CA
8/20/2014 Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
8/21/2014 Soma-Sidestage – San Diego, CA
8/22/2014 Joes Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
8/23/2014 The Rock – Tuscon, AZ
8/25/2014 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
8/26/2014 Korova (basement) – San Antonio, TX
8/27/2014 Dirty Dog – Bar Austin, TX
8/28/2014 Warehouse – Live Houston, TX
8/29/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
8/30/2014 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK

ABIOTIC And Suffokate Join Forces For Murder Without Motive Co-Headlining Tour


South Florida’s ABIOTIC are currently wrapping up song writing for their second full-length album for Metal Blade Records. As a precursor to entering the studio, the band will embark upon a July tour with with Suffokate. The Murder Without Motive Tour also includes support from Aegaeon and As They Sleep.

7/1/2014 Bombshell’s – Orlando, FL
7/2/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

w/ Suffokate, Aegaeon, As They Sleep
7/3/2014 Walter’s – Houston, TX
7/4/2014 The White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
7/5/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
7/6/2014 Tomcats West – Dallas, TX
7/7/2014 Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
7/8/2014 Bada Brew – Chicago, IL w/ Reaping Asmodeia
7/9/2014 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI w/ Reaping Asmodeia
7/10/2014 The Garage – Burnsville, MN w/ Reaping Asmodeia
7/11/2014 Gabes – Iowa City, IA w/ Reaping Asmodeia
7/12/2014 The Rock House – Denver, CO
7/13/2014 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
7/14/2014 The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
7/16/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
7/17/2014 Rays Golden Lion – Richland, WA
7/18/2014 The Nest – Salem, OR
7/19/2014 Live Musicians Co-Op – Santa Rosa, CA
7/20/2014 San Jose Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
7/21/2014 Clash City Studios – Riverside, CA
7/22/2014 Nevada Sports Centre – Las Vegas, NV
7/23/2014 The Whisky a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
7/24/2014 Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
7/25/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26 Blackwater – Albuquerque, NM

LAMB OF GOD’S “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film Debuts on Video On Demand on June 3rd

After a successful worldwide theatrical showing that had the film playing in over 400 theaters and garnering universal critical acclaim, LAMB OF GOD announce today that their feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, will be available on Video On Demand starting June 3rd with an exclusive 30-day digital worldwide run on Vimeo On Demand.  The link below goes directly to the Vimeo player where the film is available for rent or purchase.

In addition, the film’s theatrical distributor Specticast has teamed with Gravitas Ventures to place the film on multiple cable, satellite, and telco Video On Demand platforms also commencing on June 3rd. These platforms include Cox Cable, Charter On Demand, Verizon Fios, Dish Network, Mediacom, Blue Ridge Communications, Suddenlink, Wave Broadband, Rogers on Demand, Shaw, Cogeco Cable, and East Link TV.

For more information on As The Palaces Burn, go to

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