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ARCH ENEMY reveals artwork, track-listing for ‘War Eternal’

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Extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. The artwork for the album was created by Costin Chioreanu, who previously worked with Michael Amott on SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ re-issue of their self-titled debut.

Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments: “I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we’ve been working so hard on these last couple of years. In the end my choice fell upon Romanian artist Chioreanu Costin, who’s work I’ve admired for some time. Costin really grasped my vision for the artwork and layout, he’s delivered some of the coolest artwork elements we’ve ever had with ARCH ENEMY!”

ARCH ENEMY’s upcoming album, War Eternal, was recorded in various studios during winter 2013/2014 and produced by the band themselves with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) mixing and mastering the album at Fascination Street Studio. For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the official video for the album’s title track, created by Patric Ullaeus:

War Eternal track-listing (standard edition)
1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World (more…)

Thrash Legends EXODUS Issue First Studio Update!

Exodus on Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 + Rock On The Range + Heavy Montreal

Exodus on Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 + Rock On The Range + Heavy Montreal

San Francisco’s veteran thrashers EXODUS have entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap to record their eleventh studio album. Guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has issued the following update:

“We are well into drum tracks; everything is going super smooth and Tom [Hunting] is just killing it! Best drum sound this band has ever laid down – sounds just simply pummeling! Only one more song and some B sides to go, then we go through things and make sure everything is up to par, and then time for guitars! Can’t wait to add the crunch to these monsters. This is gonna be so goddamned heavy it ain’t even funny! We couldn’t be more stoked and pleased with how this record is coming along! Bludgeoning!”

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EXODUS performed at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL in San Francisco in early February. This May, they?ll play six shows as direct support to Slayer with openers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES before joining Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock at this year’s Rock On The Range festival. On August 10th, EXODUS will perform at Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Deapeau in Montreal, QC with Slayer, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and more. (more…)

SEPTICFLESH unveil second ‘Titan’ webisode; new album set for June 24 release‏

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Greek metal masters SEPTICFLESH have unveiled a second behind-the-scenes look at the making of their upcoming Prosthetic debut “Titan,” which will be released in North America on June 24. In this episode, follow drummer Fotis Benardo during his tracking session.

As previously reported, “Titan” will consist of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in the Czech Republic with the collaboration of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. From there, the album was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy). More information on the album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

SEPTICFLESH will next venture to Australia with Fleshgod Apoclaypse in May.

SEPTICFLESH
5/14       Brisbane, AU – The Hi Fi  #
5/15       Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live #
5/16       Melbourne, AU – The Hi Fi #
5/17       Sydney, AU – Manning Bar #
5/18       Perth, AU – Amplifier #
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse

MIASMAL premieres new track, “Until The Last”; reveals details for upcoming album, ‘Cursed Redeemer’‏

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Gothenburg’s MIASMAL have launched the first track from their upcoming album, Cursed Redeemer, due out April 21st in Europe and May 13th in North America via Century Media Records. Check out “Until The Last” below.

Recorded in no more than 7 days with Fredrik Nordström at the mighty Studio Fredman (AT THE GATES, OPETH, WOLFPACK, AGRIMONIA, MARTYRDOD), MIASMAL’s sophomore effort, Cursed Redeemer, continues the band’s aim of unleashing crust/death metal upon the masses.

MIASMAL live
April 5 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Truckstop Alaska
(“Death Comes Ripping!” Show with MORBUS CHRON and VAMPIRE)

CYNIC announce Soundrop chat, new festival dates‏

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CYNIC have announced a Soundrop chat session with founder/guitarist Paul Masvidal on Wednesday, March 26th at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST. Masvidal will discuss their recently released new album ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us‘ as well as future CYNIC plans.

In addition to the Soundrop session, CYNIC recently announced two North American Festival dates. The first date will see the band perform in Los Angeles, CA as part of “United We Stand Festival” on May 10. Following their stateside appearance, CYNIC will then trek to Canada for an exclusive performance as part of Heavy Montreal festival in early August. Tour dates and more information about these festivals can be found below.

CYNIC tour dates
5/10 Los Angeles, CA @ United We Stand Festival
8/8-10 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

Lacerated Enemy Records re-launches Konkeror’s debut

Konkeror has made a mark with its unique brand of atmospheric and progressive Death Metal, rife with activity and enthusiasm. Lacerated Enemy Records is set to release the band’s debut album which is evidently the next level in the evolution of this style, encompassing all elements that makes this style great, keeping it vicious, melodic and brutal, all at once. Konkeror is that kind of band.

Konkeror’s Lacerated Enemy Records version will be promoted thoroughly around the world, will feature bonus tracks including a Bolt Thrower cover, not to mention brand new artwork specially for this release which will be on CD format, limited edition Digipack and will have renewed Digital distribution worldwide.

 

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www.laceratedenemyrecords.bandcamp.com

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LACUNA COIL announce special CD Release party

LACUNA COIL announce special CD Release party

LACUNA COIL announce special CD Release party

Lacuna Coil have announced a special ‘Broken Crown Halo’ CD release party / headline show in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on April 1st.There are no advance tickets for the show, fans must buy a copy of the new CD at The Roxy on April 1 to gain admission to see Lacuna Coil perform live! Come out and celebrate with us!

“Die & Rise” from ‘Broken Crown Halo’

w/KYNG, EVE TO ADAM and NOTHING MORE:
3/24/14 @ Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
3/25/14 @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
3/27/14 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/28/14 @ The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
3/29/14 @ Top Deck – Farmington, NM
3/30/14 @ Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
4/1/14 @ The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

w/KYNG, EVE TO ADAM and CILVER:
4/2/14 @ Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
4/4/14 @ The Lucky Mule – Abilene, TX
4/5/14 @ Malls Of America – San Antonio, TX
4/6/14 @ Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX
4/8/14 @ Juanitas Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR
4/9/14 @ Strange Brew – Shreveport, LA
4/11/14 @ Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY:
4/12/14 @ Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando,FL

w/KYNG, EVE TO ADAM and CILVER:
4/14/14 @ Exit/In – Nashville,TN
4/16/14 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/17/14 @ Austin’s – Libertyville, IL
4/18/14 @ POV’s – Spring Lake Park, MN

98 ROCKFEST 2014:
4/25/14 @ Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL

FORT ROCK:
4/26/14 @ Jet Blue Park – Ft.Meyers,FL

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE:
4/27/14 @ Metropolitan – Jacksonville, FL

L.A. Rockers THE CHIMPZ Announce PledgeMusic Campaign to Fund New EP

Fusing Hard Rock, Metal and Hip-Hop Influences to Create a High-Energy Sound and Live Show

Fusing Hard Rock, Metal and Hip-Hop Influences to Create a High-Energy Sound and Live Show

“… The Chimpz are one hot band…  “Who Can I Trust” is a phenomenal album.”

- Our City Radio, Minneapolis

“The Chimpz could singlehandedly resurrect the rap-metal genre.”

- HardRockHaven

“The Chimpz ride a fine line of rocking fun sound and songs with meaning and purpose. Even at their most serious, you’re going to enjoy their music.”

- TastesLikeRock

“A brilliant listen.”

- Metal Shock Finland, review of 2011 EP “Who I Can Trust”

For many years, Southern California has been recognized in the music world for pushing out some of the most potent hard rock, metal, hip-hop music, and even more so for boasting some artists with the skill to combine these genres to create a unique style that sets them apart from the pack.

THE CHIMPZ are one of these artists, continuing the tradition of classic metal and hip-hop fusion. Not only has the band impressed enough to gain a large following of loyal fans across the country, but has garnered the distinct attention of companies like Jagermeister, Schecter Guitar Research, Sabian, and television networks like FX and MTV (the band’s music has been featured on shows like Sons Of Anarchy, Real World, and Bam Margera’s Unholy Union). The band also recently released their brand new single, ‘War Machine’.

With all of this budding attention, THE CHIMPZ are ready to take the next step. They recently released their Who Can I Trust EP to great reviews, so now with their impending visit to Validus Recording Studios with producer Ryan Greene (NOFXBad Religion) to record their next offering, the band is reaching out to fans to become a part of the journey.

THE CHIMPZ have kicked off their first PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their new EP, which also serves as a pre-order. Fans (or as they’ve branded, The Chimpz Nation) can choose from several donation options ranging from album downloads, signed CDs, guest appearing in a music video, VIP show tickets and beyond, to merch packages, Skype lessons, signed guitars or a full band house concert! Check out all of the options and pledge here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thechimpz.

THE CHIMPZ have been touring consistently since their inception, playing shows like the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar FestivalSeattle Hemp FestOrange County FairLane County FairWhiskey a Go GoHouse of Blues, and other great venues. THE CHIMPZ have several upcoming shows in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, including the band?s second performance at ROCKLAHOMA via Axis Entertainment! See below for all currently booked dates

THE CHIMPZ – Upcoming Events:

3-26-2014        North Hollywood, CA @ Skinny’s Lounge

3-30-2014        Hollywood , CA @ Loaded                        

4-05-2014        Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar

4-25-2014        Scottsdale, AZ @ Electric Ballroom – The Chimpz CD Release party!

4-26-2014        San Diego, CA @ The Merrow

5-17-2014        Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

5-21-2014        Tulsa, OK @ The Hunt Club

5-24-2014        Pryor, OK @ ROCKLAHOMA

8-1-2014          Frasier Park, CA @ Fiesta Days Festival

THE CHIMPZ sponsors include Jagermeister, Sabian Cymbals, Schecter Guitars, Sullen Clothing, Coffin Case, Equation Audio, Bogner Amps, Xcel Drumsticks, Audio 2000′s, and Outlaw Threadz.

VADER REVEALS NEW ALBUM ARTWORK FOR TIBI ET IGNI‏

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Polish extreme metallers VADER have revealed the new artwork created by a true legend of visuals Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, KRISIUN) for the band’s twelfth studio album, TIBI ET IGNI, be released in North America later this year.

VADER frontman & guitarist Peter W. states: “Joe is a legend! Not just because he created the MOTÖRHEAD logo and breathtaking artworks for many outstanding albums. Joe is timeless and his imagination touches Hell itself.  This is enough reason to ask him to paint a hellfire  for VADER’s new music. He accepted the job…and made me so proud!”

Artist Joe Petagno adds: “VADER have been on my ‘get in touch’ list for years. Finally we managed it, and for a killer album very appropriately titled: TIBI ET IGNI.”

TIBI ET IGNI was recorded in at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski.

BENEATH: New Lyric Video From Icelandic Death Dealers

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Celebrate your Friday with the scalding sounds of “Chalice,” the latest canticle of cruelty from Iceland-based death metal miscreants, BENEATH. The tune comes off the band’s alarming sophomore full-length, The Barren Throne, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next month.

Formed in the winter of 2007/2008, the members of BENEATH have all been active in the Icelandic metal scene for some years. In February 2010, BENEATH released their debut Hollow Empty Void EP on Mordbrann Musikk which landed them a union with Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to 2012′s Enslaved By Fear, The Barren Throne is BENEATH’s first release with new vocalist, Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, who joined the lineup in June 2013. The album’s massive production was achieved by the Wieslawski brothers of famed Hertz Studios in Poland (Behemoth, Dead Infection, Vader, Decapitated), and the album artwork once again sanctioned to the masterful Raymond Swanland. The Barren Throne will be released worldwide on April 29th.

ARCH ENEMY presents title track from upcoming album, ‘War Eternal’‏

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As announced earlier this week, extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY have introduced a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian act THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on the band’s management. Now it’s time to present the new line-up with the title track of the upcoming album, War Eternal.

ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan in early June 2014. ARCH ENEMY will start their War Eternal world tour in May with an extensive run through Europe. A US tour is planned for fall 2014.

ARCH ENEMY live
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
29.05.2014 Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
30.05.2014 New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
02.06.2014 L’Etage, Rennes, 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
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
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
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

DEAD IN THE MANGER Unveils First Song from Transience EP

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Just a few weeks after the first public knowledge of new blackened grind act DEAD IN THE MANGER the first pummeling audio from this obscure act is now playing. Released today via 20 Buck Spin is the third of six movements from their debut Transience EP, simply titled III.

20 Buck Spin will release Transience on MLP and digital formats in North America on April 29th and in Europe on May 2nd, to be followed later in 2014 by DEAD IN THE MANGER’s debut LP, with more information to follow shortly.

BLOODLET: A389 To Issue 1995 WFMU Radio Session With Unreleased Track For Record Store Day‏

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Following initial announcements on three exclusive titles for Record Store Day 2014 — splits from Full Of Hell/Psywarfare, Noisem/Occultist and Integrity/VegasA389 Recordings confirms one more special platter for release that day, in the form of a full BLOODLET radio set from the mid 1990′s.

After culling the defunct BLOODLET out of nonexistence for an exclusive reunion in January, in conjunction with the release of an unreleased mid-90s single in the form of the “Embrace” 7″ and a remastered version of their seminal Entheogen album on 2xLP, the Live On WFUM-FM 12″ was recorded at longtime North New Jersey underground music station, WFMU. The killer performance took place on March 23rd, 1995 as BLOODLET exploded from a swamp-born entity into a widely-respected and explosively original entity who was carving their own incredible slice into the virtually brand new metalcore scene.

Live On WFUM-FM captures a crucial collection of early versions of some of BLOODLET’s best material, including alternate arrangements and different vocals. Included are the tracks “CPAI-75,” “Shell,” “Brainchild,” “Something Wicked,” “Cherubim, “The Triumph” and the unreleased “Canker” as a mid-set surprise, the recording unearthed from the personal collection of Will Tarrant of Chainsaw Safety Records. The songs have recently been mastered by Audiosiege and had artwork created by Aaron Turner (Isis/Hydrahead), and will see release on limited 12″ vinyl for Record Store Day. Fans are urged to contact their local participating record outlet to secure physical product of all four of these A389 specials and all other RSD-exclusive releases in advance.

MAYHEM announce new album, titled ‘Esoteric Warfare’‏

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Legendary Norwegian black metal legends (This is a copy and paste straight from a Season Of Mist press release. They used the phrase legendary legends, not us.) MAYHEM have announced new details of their new album, ‘Esoteric Warfare‘. MAYHEM will see the release of ‘Esoteric Warfare‘ on May 27th in North America (May 23 worldwide). The album will be available as a CD, Limited Edition box set, and various Lp formats.

WHITECHAPEL Premiere New Song

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Returning with their fifth full-length album, WHITECHAPEL has released another new song from Our Endless War titled “Mono“. Our Endless War will be released April 29th in North America via Metal Blade Records.

Leading up to the release of Our Endless War, WHITECHAPEL have confirmed a string of dates including an appearance at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.  These dates will being April 16th in Columbus, OH and run through April 27th in Birmingham, AL.  These shows feature support from Carnifex, Within the Ruins and Cruelhand.  More dates including a North American co-headlining North American tour are in the works and will be announced shortly.

WHITECHAPELw/ Carnifex, Within The Ruins and Cruelhand
4/16: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4/17: Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
4/18: Worcester, MA @ Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Fest*
4/19: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/20: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/22: Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
4/23: Columbia, SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
4/24: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
4/25: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
4/27: Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

MAYHEM announce European headlining tour‏

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Legendary Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have announced a headlining European tour. The tour kicks off in Germany at Hamburg’s famous Markthalle, and will continue through ten countries before concluding in Denmark’s capital København at Pumpehuset. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

MAYHEM will release an as-yet-untitled new album, and follow up to 2007′s critically acclaimed ‘Ordo Ad Chao‘ later this year. In anticipation of the new album, MAYHEM recently announced the release of a vinyl 7″ single, titled ‘Psywar‘. The “Psywar” 7″ is backed by “From Beyond Event Horizon“, an unreleased track taken from the band’s 2012 Budapest sessions, and will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, GHOST, BEHEMOTH) and Costin Chioreanu (ULVER, VADER, IHSAHN, and more). ‘Psywar‘ will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions.

MAYHEM tour dates
5/14 Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
5/16 Bochum (DE) @ Matrix
5/17  Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
5/18  Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
5/20  Bruxelles (BE) @ AB
5/21  London (GB) @ Electric Ballroom
5/22  Paris (FR) @ Le Divan du Monde
5/23  Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
5/24  Milan (IT) @ Factory
5/26  Bratislava (SK) @ Randal
5/27  München (DE) @ Backstage Club
5/28  Berlin (DE) @ C-Club
5/29  Warsaw (PL) @ Proxima
5/30  Plzen (CZ) @ Metalfest Open Air Festival
5/31  København (DK) @ Pumpehuset
8/8  Øya (NO) @ Tøyenparken (Øya Festival

TRIPTYKON announce Special Limited Edition box set‏

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Triptykon and Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records are proud to announce a special limited edition box set of the band’s second album, Melana Chasmata, containing the album’s main Mediabook CD edition as well as a selection of unique Triptykon paraphernalia. The Melana Chasmata Mediabook features a 32-page booklet and an additional 12-panel fold-out cross-booklet; the paraphernalia comprises a silver Triptykon “T” necklace, 2 specially manufactured Triptykon candles, a Triptykon tote bag, a poster, and 3 postcards.The box set will be limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

PRONG to Release 7″ Single For Record Store Day 2014‏

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On April 19th PRONG will release an exclusive 7″ single for the “Record Store Day” celebration in the USA with the new track “Turnover” on side A and a Pig Remix of “Revenge Best Served Cold” by Raymond Watts on Side B.

The single is limited to 3,000 copies and comes in green marbled vinyl. The worldwide digital release of this single is April 21st! PRONG will take care of their European fans by selling this 7″ inch single during their European tour that kicks off on March 26th in Essen and ends on April 20th in Stockholm. In addition, the first 100 fans to show up at the venue will receive a free 2 track cardboard sleeve CD. This CD contains another new track from the upcoming album “Ruining Lives” and a track from their celebrated 2012 album “Carved Into Stone“.

The new album “Ruining Lives” will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the US/Canada on May 13th as a limited Digipak version that includes 1 bonus track and a poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard CD version and download.

PRONG Live 2014
26.03. D-Essen – Turock
27.03. NL-Haarlem – Patronaat
28.03. NL-Roermond – ECI Cultuurfabriek
29.03. B-Antwerp – Trix
30.03. GB-London – Underworld
01.04. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse
02.04. GB-Manchester – Sound Control
03.04. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
04.04. F-Paris – Nouveau Casino
05.04. D-Cologne – Luxor
06.04. D-Karlsruhe – Substage
08.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
09.04. CH-Aarau – Kiff
10.04. D-Munich – Backstage
11.04. A-Vienna – Szene
12.04. CZ-Prague – Nova Chmelnice
13.04. PL-Krakow – Kwadrat Club
15.04. D-Berlin Lido
16.04. D-Bremen – Tower
17.04. D-Hamburg – Knust
18.04. DK-Copenhagen – Vega
19.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
20.04. SE-Stockholm – Debaser Strand

22.07. I-Milano – Lo-Fi
24.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays
26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival
27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo
29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg
30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air

GORGUTS begin the 2014 DECIBEL Magazine Tour‏

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Canadian technical death metal legends GORGUTS are kicking off the 2014 DECIBEL Magazine North American Tour tonight in Orlando, FL at The Beacham theater alongside CARCASS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and NOISEM. The band will then proceed to hit various territories across the United States and Canada before concluding on April 13. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

GORGUTS main-man Luc Lemay was recently featured on the cover of the DECIBEL Magazine (Issue #114, April 2014). The third annual DECIBEL tour is GORGUTS’ first national trek since the release of their critically-acclaimed new album ‘Colored Sands‘. Presented by Nuclear Blast, Peavey, Metal Blade, IndieMerchstore.com, Season of Mist and Lace Music, the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour will fester across North America for 21 putrefying dates, once again seamlessly integrating the past, present and future of extreme music.

2014 DECIBEL Magazine Tour w/CARCASS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and NOISEM
March 18 Orlando, FL @ The Beachum Theater
March 19 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
March 21 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
March 22 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
March 24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room
March 25 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
March 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
March 28 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
March 29 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
March 30 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 02 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
April 04 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
April 05 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
April 06 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
April 08 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
April 09 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
April 10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
April 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
April 13 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

TOXIC HOLOCAUST Announces Deluxe Vinyl Reissues; European Tour With Exhumed Underway + Band To Takeover Australia And New Zealand With Skeletonwitch Next Month‏

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In celebration of their ongoing global conquest with Exhumed and Skeletonwitch, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Portland, Oregon thrash metal merchants, TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The group’s now classic albums, Evil Never Dies, Hell On Earth, and An Overdose Of Death, will all be available on deluxe vinyl on April 15th, 2014.

The album that started it all, 2003′s Evil Never Dies, will be available on vinyl for the first time in six years. Hell On Earth, 2005′s long out-of-print thrash-punk crossover masterpiece, will be reissued with the original artwork from Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, Venom). Finally, 2008′s An Overdose Of Death will be repressed with gatefold packaging and contains some of the finest metal this side of the 21st century.

The trio are currently in the midst of their European takeover with fellow metal lifers Exhumed. From there, TOXIC HOLOCAUST will team up with blackened thrashers, Skeletonwitch, for a tour of Australia and New Zealand in April.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Exhumed [remaining dates]
3/19/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
3/21/2014 Püssy a Go Go / The Liffey – Stockholm, SE
3/22/2014 Revolver – Oslo, NO
3/23/2014 Truckstop – Gothenburg, SE
3/24/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
3/25/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE

w/ Skeletonwitch
4/16/2014 The Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
4/17/2014 Bodega Bar – Wellington, NZ
4/18/2014 The Rosemont Hotel – Perth, AU
4/19/2014 Fowlers Live – Adelaide, AU
4/20/2014 Espy Gershwin Room – Melbourne, AU
4/21/2014 TBD – Byron Bay, AU
4/22/2014 The Basement – Canberra, AU
4/24/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, AU
4/25/2014 Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle, AU
4/26/2014 The Hi Fi – Sydney, AU
4/27/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, AU
6/20/2014 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

ARCH ENEMY announces new singer

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In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on management, while Alissa takes her place.

Angela Gossow comments:

“Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you…I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY’s voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.”

ARCH ENEMY Confirmed Live Dates
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
29.05.2014 Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
30.05.2014 New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
02.06.2014 L’Etage, Rennes, 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
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
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
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

ABORTED premiere new song & start U.S. Tour

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Belgium Death metal psychopaths ABORTED are set to release their eighth full-length, The Necrotic Manifesto on April 29 via Century Media.  The band will be in the states later this month kicking off a tour that includes dates with Pyrexia and Kataklysm.  See dates below.

ABORTED tour dates
Mar. 27 – Empire – Springfield, VA (United States) **
Mar. 28 – Sounds Asylum – Middletown, NY (United States) **
Mar. 29 – The Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Infest 2)
Mar. 30 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (United States) **
Mar. 31 – Bogie’s – Albany, NY (United States)**
Apr. 1 – Middle-East – Cambridge, MA (United States) **
Apr. 2 – Palace Theater – Stafford Springs, CT (United States) **
Apr. 3 – St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (United States) w/ Kataklysm & Pyrexia
Apr. 4 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (Canada) *
Apr. 5 – El Mocambo – Toronto, ON (Canada) *
Apr. 6 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH (United States) *
Apr. 7 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI (United States) *
Apr. 8 – Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB (Canada) *
Apr. 9 – The Exchange – Regina, SK (Canada) *
Apr. 10 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB (Canada) *
Apr. 11 – Republik – Calgary, AB (Canada) *
Apr. 12 – Columbo Lodge – Kamloops, BC (Canada) *
Apr. 13 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC (Canada) *
Apr. 14 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (United States) *
Apr. 15 – Jub Jubs – Reno, NV (United States) *
Apr. 16 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA (United States) *
Apr. 17 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA (United States) *
Apr. 18 – Mirror Image – Anaheim, CA (United States) *
Apr. 19 – Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ (United States) *
Apr. 20 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (United States) *
Apr. 21 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (United States) *
Apr. 22 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (United States) *
Apr. 23 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL (United States) *
**=with PYREXIA 
*=with KATAKLYSM

(Hed)P.E. and SOiL announce Born To Ride 2 Tour

Metal, rasta, punk infused heavyweights (hed)P.E. will embark on the “Born To Ride 2″ tour with fellow label mates SOiL throughout May 2014. This tour follows 2012′s “Born To Ride” tour featuring both bands.

(Hed)P.E.’s forthcoming album “Evolution” is currently being mixed as is slated for a summer 2014 release on Pavement Entertainment. This is the follow up to 2010′s “Truth Rising”. According to vocalist Jahred, the album will be “Some of the heaviest material we have ever recorded”.

SOiL is currently supporting their new single “The Hate Song” which comes from the critically acclaimed new album “Whole”. Available digitally and in stores now.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

MAY 2014:

1 Arlington Heights, IL     HOME bar
2 Waterloo, IA                  Reverb Rock Garden
4 Denver, CO                   Summit Theatre
7 Los Angeles, CA           Whiskey A Go Go
8 Pomona, CA                 The Glass House
9 Las Vegas, NV              LVCS
10 Tempe, AZ                 The Marquee
11 Ramona, CA               Ramona Mainstage
13 Long Beach, CA         Gaslamp
14 Fresno, CA                 Strummer’s
16 San Francisco, CA      DNA
17 Sacramento, CA         Ace Of Spades
18 Reno, NV                    Knitting Factory
20 Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory
21 Seattle, WA                 Studio Seven
22 Portland, OR               Hawthorne Theatre
24 Salt Lake City, UT         In The Venue
25 Colorado Springs, CO   Black Sheep
30 Oklahoma City, OK       The Chameleon Room (SOiL Only)
31 Kansas City, MO           Kansas City Rockfest (SOiL Only)

DECAPITATED ENTER STUDIO & ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER‏

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DECAPITATED entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland this week to record their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011′s critically-acclaimed Carnival Is Forever. Drummer Michal Lysejko, who assisted with the band’s live shows on the most recent LAMB OF GOD tour, has been announced as a full-time addition to DECAPITATED.

HOUR OF PENANCE: COMPLETE ‘REGICIDE’ DETAILS REVEALED; LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG UNVEILED‏

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Italian death metal quartet HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a lyric video for “Resurgence Of The Empire,” a new song from the group’s upcoming album “Regicide.”

Due May 13 in North America, May 12 in the UK/EU and May 16 in G/A/S and Australia, “Regicide” features cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Destruction, Grave Digger) and was recorded, mixed and mastered at Rome’s 16th Cellar Studios (Fleshgod Apocalypse.) The album’s first CD pressing will be a limited-edition digipak that will contain three bonus tracks. Those bonus tracks will also be available via download card to anyone who orders the album on vinyl or cassette, as well as anyone who orders the “deluxe edition” of the album on Bandcamp or other digital providers.

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