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INTRONAUT announce 10 year anniversary Tour Dates!

INTRONAUT announce new run of tour dates to celebrate band’s
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INTRONAUT will hit the road again after a short break and their recent tour with TesseracT. The band has been on the road in support of their current album Habitual Levitations ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band’s 10 year anniversary!

Guitarist/singer Sacha Dunable had this to say about the tour:

“We’re taking a break from writing a new record to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a band with this special run of shows. We haven’t finalized a set list yet, but expect at least one song from every release, and maybe a special guest or two to come out and help us play them. Joining us on these shows will be our Canadian friends Anciients, and the LA show will feature Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall.

We are also planning a couple special 10th Anniversary releases, hopefully to be available by this tour, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you to everyone who has supported Intronaut for these past 10 years! We love you forever.”

Check out “Harmonomicon” from Habitual Levitations:

11/6/14 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Anciients
11/7/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge w/ Anciients
11/8/14 – Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Anciients
11/9/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Anciients
11/10/14 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Anciients
11/12/14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Anciients
11/14/14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats w/ Anciients
11/15/14 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs w/ Anciients
11/16/14 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ Anciients
11/18/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Anciients
11/19/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red w/ Anciients
12/18/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes, and The Great Wall



PA metal natives BLACK CROWN INITIATE have announced their debut LP titled The Wreckage Of Stars, due out 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.

With the band playing their first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. “We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family.”

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP. The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crippled Bull EP they released last year. The band managed to get the attention and more than a few nods in the press, most notably landing on the ?Albums That Will #$@&%*! Your Face Off in 2014? list released by Metal Sucks throughout the year. They touted the EP as a “rare beast that?ll both catch your ear on first listen and keep getting better and better each time.”

BLACK CROWN INITIATE is: James Dorton – Vocals | Rik Stelzpflug – Guitar and Vocals | Andy Thomas – Guitar and Vocals | Nick Shaw – Bass | Jesse Beahler – Drums

GOD DETHRONED will reunite on board 70000TONS OF METAL

GOD DETHRONED will reunite on board 70000TONS OF METAL!

After their farewell performance on board 70000TONS OF METAL in
January 2012 we are proud to announce the band?s return!

Exactly 3 years later, they are scheduled to return to the stage more
aggressive then ever! It will all begin with 70000TONS OF METAL, The
World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, sailing to Jamaica in January

GOD DETHRONED front man, Henri Sattler, explains:

“In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break,
and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time
away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know
if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.”

“Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in
the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet.
So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing
every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of
shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the
band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool
guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best
performance possible.

Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last
ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen on board 70000TONS OF
METAL 2015. See you on board!”

70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal
Cruise has already confirmed: Alestorm, Annihilator, Apocalyptica,
Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Chimaira,
D.A.D., Ensiferum, Equilibrium, God Dethroned, Grave Digger, Heathen,
In Extremo, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani, Lake Of Tears, Michael Schenker’s
Temple Of Rock, Napalm Death, Origin, Primal Fear, Tank, Therion,
Threshold, Triosphere and Xentrix, with 33 more to come!

70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail
Thursday, January 22, 2015 aboard the Royal Caribbean ?Liberty Of
The Seas? from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale near Miami, FL and
will not return to the real world until Monday, January 26, 2015

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$333 taxes and fees per person
and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and
non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on-board
restaurants and even 24 hour room service!

NACHTMYSTIUM premiere first song “Tear You Down” from bands final album ‘THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND’

NACHTMYSTIUM are premiering the first song from their final today on Pitchfork.

THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND is the final chapter in a tumultuous, controversial and always provoking history. A black metal memorial, oozing of desperation, gloom and depravity. “Tear You Down” is now streaming at Here is a quote from singer/songwriter Blake Judd:

“Tear You Down” is, by far, the most vicious track both musically and lyrically on “The World We Left Behind”. Musically, its influences range from traditional eastern music (the primary opening riffs scale being derived from the more traditional “middle eastern” style of music, which I have always felt had a unique and creepy vibe to it.) I can also sight Black Sabbath and more modern black metal bands such as Deathspell Omega and Funeral Mist as all being influential in the riffing throughout the track. Lyrically it deals with the relationship between an all-controlling addiction and its relationship with its user, but from the persepctive of the substance itself rather than the users relationship with the substance. It is very telling of my ongoing relationship with heroin that I struggled with for over four years and viciousness that the drug unleashes mercilessly upon its user. The song tells the story of that dark world from an angle that I feel is different than the way other songs written on the topic by other artists generally approach the subject. I feel the music herein accurately encapsulates the chaos and true darkness of that sad and lonely world.”

Listen now at Pitchfork

The nine song album is set for release on August 5th in North America and August 4th in Europe/Australia/New Zealand.

‘THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND’ track listing:

Into The Endless Abyss
In The Absence Of Existence
The World We Left Behind
Tear You Down
On The Other Side
Epitaph For A Dying Star



Swiss folk-metal pioneers ELUVEITIE, have made their new music video for ?The Call Of The Mountain? available for viewing!

?With only two day to go until the release of Origins, we are proud to present to you the second video for the album: ?The Call Of The Mountains?!? states the band. ?This is a song that has a very personal connection to all of us: it is a song about the long searched-for destination at the end of an epic journey, the journey of the Celts who were to become the Helvetians: it is a song about our mystical, majestical, and unparalleled alps. We shot the video in a fitting, beautiful (and sometimes vertigo-inducing) scenery, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it for you!?

Origins will be released on August 1st (EUR), August 4th (UK) and on August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork was created by none other than the group?s mastermind himself, Chrigel Glanzmann. Origins was recorded once again with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONOR) at New Sound Studios in Switzerland.

The English version of ?The Call Of The Mountains? single is now available in the digital format. The full song in Swiss German, French, Italian, and Romansh will be on the beautiful Nuclear Blast mail-order edition of Origins and via iTunes.


Origins track listing:

01. Origins
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
04. Celtos
05. Virunus
06. Nothing
07. The Call Of The Mountains
08. Sucellos
09. Inception
10. Vianna
11. The Silver Sister
12. King
13. The Day Of Strife
14. Ogmios
15. Carry The Torch
16. Eternity

ELUVEITIE will return to North America once again for a headlining tour this Fall with TYR and METSATÖLL! The band will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated follow-up to Helvetios (2012), with the release of their new album, Origins, this August.

ELUVEITIE scanned 4,242 copies of their latest album Helvetios in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. Helvetios came in at #143 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Heatseekers chart, making it their highest charting record yet! ELUVEITIE also cracked the Canadian Top 200 coming in at #73! Helvetios was released on February 28, 2012 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

Dave Lombardo’s PHILM Announces New Record Deal + Release of Sophomore Album, “Fire From The Evening Sun”

Dave Lombardo?s PHILM has announced that their long awaited second studio album, Fire From The Evening Sun, will be released on the band?s new label, UDR Music, on September 16, 2014 in the US (September 15 in UK/September 12 in other European territories).

?UDR is honored to be working with PHILM. This partnership seems very instinctual,” said UDR Music?s head of A&R/Marketing, Jay Lansford. ?Dave Lombardo and I worked together during the Grip Inc. years. After hearing PHILM?s new album this alliance was clearly divine will. Powerful, intense… urgent. These three prolific musicians have created something that is refreshingly not mundane, but ear-shattering and groundbreaking.?

Led by the title track single ?Fire From The Evening Sun?, PHILM?s unparalleled drummer, Dave Lombardo, states that the new album will mark a different turn in the bands musical journey. ?PHILM?s first album, Harmonic, is still an amazing work to me. It?s improvisational and raw. It was my first time producing an album and I am very proud of it. The new album is a completely different animal. It is again produced by me, but mastered and mixed by a couple of musical giants… Tyler Bates and Robert Carranza. I believe this album has a daring, callous temperament about it that really sums up our mindset right now. No improvising, no fluff. It?s heavy and in your face from start to finish. You may think you know what PHILM is, but you don?t. If you haven?t seen us live, you have no idea. We thrive on being out of our comfort zones and want fans to take that ride.?

If ?Fire From The Evening Sun? is any indication, this album will not only give Lombardo fans what they have so passionately missed, but will take us on a heated musical journey that will leave us soaked in sonic beatitude.

PHILM ? Gerry Nestler (vocals, guitars), Pancho Tomaselli (bass) and Dave Lombardo (drums) – will hit the road this fall in support of the album by performing several shows throughout Europe and the U.S. with more dates to be confirmed.

See below for full list of dates confirmed so far.

7th London, England The Underworld
9th Vienna, Austria Arena
10th Munich, Germany Feierwerk
11th Zurich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik

IRON REAGAN Premiere “Eyeball Gore” Lyric Video on Bloody Disgusting

Relapse Records Debut The Tyranny of Will out September 16th

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). The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

The Tyranny of Will is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations and formats. The album will be issued as a standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download.

The album can pre-ordered from Relapse Records and from Bandcamp.

Today sees the release of the first lyric video from The Tyranny of Will. The lyric video for the song “Eyeball Gore” is being exclusively premiered by the online home for everything horror, Bloody-Disgusting. The video features some of the goriest eyeball scenes from cinematic history.


RINGWORM Announces Fall North American Tour Dates With Macabre and Panzerfaust

Kick Off European Tour This Saturday

Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM are heading to Europe this weekend, but before they do they have announced another North American Tour. This time they are playing with Macabre and Panzerfaust. The tour kicks off October 3rd in St. Louis, MO will make a stop at the Housecore Horror Festival in Austin, TX and wraps up October 28th in Memphis, TN. A complete list of dates is below.

RINGWORM will kick off their European tour begins this Saturday. August 2nd in Berlin, Germany at The Stateless Society Open Air Festival and wraps August 9th in Cologne, Germany.


INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Legion Issues Track-By-Track Video Teaser; Imperium Release Day Approaches

New York death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will unleash their long-awaited new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and spews forth some of the band’s darkest, heaviest, and most sonically and musically cohesive material of their storied career. Additionally, Imperium includes a three-part trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini. At once aurally pulverizing and conceptually strirring, Imperium smokes all its path! INTERNAL BLEEDING is clearly back and ready for a takeover.

In anticipation of its release, today INTERNAL BLEEDING brings fans a ten-plus-minute video examination of Imperium boasting interviews with individual members as well as snippets of each track.

Comments guitarist Chris Pervelis, “We wanted to try to give fans of the band a little bit of insight into each song from both a musical and lyrical perspective. Even though we feel the album is very cohesive and we’re all on the same page musically, each member of the band has a different take on what is important and interesting about the album. It’s these different perspectives that combine to make Imperium a very complete and well-rounded recording.”


EXODUS Reveals Album Art for “Blood In, Blood Out”

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Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital stores on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ Let There Be Blood.

The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”

Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ 10th studio album, and marks the band?s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004′s Tempo of the Damned. It was also just announced via Rolling Stone that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album. More details are set to be released soon, including release dates, track listing information, pre-order specifics, and more.

To celebrate the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will be busy touring this fall – with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour begins on November 12th in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater and will tour throughout the states, coming to close in Detroit, MI at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now!


BATTLECROSS: American Thrash Metal Unit Announces Fall Tour With Machine Head, Children Of Bodom And Epica


American thrash metal behemoths, BATTLECROSS, will join Machine Head, Children Of Bodom and Epica on a live takeover this Fall! Set to commence on October 4th in Denver, the trek will trample its way through two dozen cities, coming to a close on November 2nd in San Diego.

In related BATTLECROSS news, the band will also be heading to Mexico City with Black Label Society, and then on to Brazil for three dates with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire.

BATTLECROSS kicked off their Summer headlining tour on July 24th in Columbus with New York’s IKILLYA. The entire confirmed listing of dates can be seen below.

BATTLECROSS w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA [remaining dates]
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie’s Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners – London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

8/08/2014 Expo 5 – Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage, After The Burial, Code Orange Kids
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest – Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin’s – Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage, After The Burial, Code Orange Kids
8/20/2014 Jose Cuervo Salon – Mexico City, MX w/ Black Label Society

w/ Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire
8/22/2014 Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
8/23/2014 Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
8/24/2014 Circo Voador – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

w/ Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica
10/04/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/05/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
10/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/07/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/09/2014 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
10/10/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
10/12/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
10/14/2014 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/15/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/16/2014 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
10/17/2014 Rock and Shock/The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/18/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
10/20/2014 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
10/21/2014 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
10/22/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
10/23/2014 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
10/24/2014 O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
10/25/2014 The Republik – Calgary, AB
10/26/2014 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
10/28/2014 Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/29/2014 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, OR
10/31/2014 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/01/2014 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
11/02/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

CLUTCH: Release “Summer Sound Attack” 10-Song Compilation; Set To Headline “Converse Rubber Tracks Live In Brasil” (8/3) In São Paulo‏


Renowned American rock group CLUTCH have released SUMMER SOUND ATTACK–a 10-song compilation of their most popular songs–this week via their label Weathermaker Music. SUMMER SOUND ATTACK includes “Electric Worry,” “The Regulator,” “50,000 Unstoppable Watts,” “Earth Rocker” and many more key tracks from the seminal group.

In addition, CLUTCH has announced they’ll headline their first-ever South American performance on August 3 as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Live in Brasil. Supporting acts for the São Paulo, Brasil show will include The Sword alongside local acts DLC and Magueriebes.

Before heading south of the equator, CLUTCH have a handful of U.S. shows this week before returning for a fall U.S. tour kicking off September 5th in Providence, RI.

7/24 Syracuse,NY       Westcott Theater
7/25 Pittsburgh,PA       Stage AE
7/26 Columbus,OH        The Great Summer Smokeout
7/27 Winston-Salem,NC       Ziggy’s

8/3 São Paulo,Brasil       Cine Jóia

9/5 Providence,RI      Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
9/6 Clifton Park,NY       Upstate Concert Hall
9/7 Toronto,ON        Riot Fest
9/9 Knoxville,TN       The Bijou Theatre
9/10 Lexington,KY       Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
9/11 Toledo,OH        Headliners
9/12-9/14 Chicago,IL       Riot Fest
9/13 Grand Rapids,MI      The Orbit Room
9/15 Minneapolis,MN       First Avenue
9/16 Sioux Falls,SD       The District
9/18 Kansas City,MO       Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
9/19 Omaha,NE      Sokol Auditorium
9/20 Denver,CO       Riot Fest
9/22 Springfield,MO      Gillioz Theatre
9/23 Indianapolis,IN      The Vogue
9/25 Huntington,NY      The Paramount
9/26 Norfolk,VA       The NorVa
9/27 Baltimore,MD     Shindig Music Festival

GWAR B-Q Adds Knockout Special Guests To Heavy-Hitting Lineup!‏


Horror business is about to pick up! The MISFITS have been revealed as the special secret guest for the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q! GWAR’s festival of meat, music and mayhem will take place on Saturday August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231). Led by famous monster Jerry Only, the MISFITS have been carving their own bloody path through punk and metal since 1977.

Jerry Only joins an impressive roster of talent participating in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat. These include Jackass/Viva La Bam star Bam Margera, LA Ink’s Amy Nicoletto, Body Count’s Ice-T, Hatebreed featuring Jamey Jasta, punk rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and of course all of GWAR – including returning Scumdogs Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini and Sexecutioner! Holders of VIP tickets – which sold out at warp speed – are good to go for this exclusive event. Everyone else is a sad slave.

GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad’s Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra – punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR’s long-form video Skulhedface – will serve as the memorial’s master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!

For all GWAR-B-Q related info go here.



Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS proudly announce the ten year anniversary tour commemorating the release of the band’s debut 2004 album A Celebration Of Guilt.  Presented by, the 19-date “A Decade Of Guilt” September tour through the U.S. and Canada will feature ARSIS playing the album in its entirety. Colorado’s technical melodic death metallers ALLEGAEON will be direct support; opening each night will be Los Angeles’ technical melodic death thrashers EXMORTUS.

“Ten years ago, I was a full-time college student that was given an opportunity,” states ARSIS guitarist, songwriter, and founding member James Malone. “The musical project that I had been working on ‘for fun’ on breaks from school was asked to record a full-length album for a small independent record label. I had no idea at the time what the response would be to it or if there would be any response at all. Almost as soon as the album was released – much to my surprise – we were getting attention from around the world and my life was forever changed. That album was called ‘A Celebration Of Guilt‘ and myself and everyone in ARSIS would like to celebrate its ten year anniversary by playing the album in its entirety on tour. Many of songs have not been played live in years, if ever. Here’s to a decade of guilt and METAL!!!”

“A Decade Of Guilt” North American tour
09/01/14 Empire – Springfield, VA
09/02/14 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
09/03/14 Santos – New York, NY
09/04/14 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
09/05/14 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
09/06/14 Dagobert – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
09/08/14 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
09/12/14 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
09/13/14 Rock Bottom – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
09/16/14 Red Room – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/17/14 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
09/18/14 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
09/20/14 O.C. Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
09/21/14 New Royal Dive – San Diego, CA
09/23/14 Moon Room – Denver, CO
09/25/14 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
09/27/14 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
09/18/14 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
More dates will be announced soon.

BASTARD FEAST release new album, ‘Osculum Infame’‏


Portland, Oregon’s extreme metal/sludge powerhouse BASTARD FEAST have released their new album, ‘Osculum Infame‘ (‘The Shameful Kiss’) in North America. The album, which fuses an unhealthy dose of death metal with the heavier elements of Doom, a dissonant take on hardcore, and the visceral aspects of black metal, is available for streaming here.

BASTARD FEAST’s new full-length was recorded, mixed and mastered by Stephan Hawkes (ATTILA, EXOTIC ANIMAL PETTING ZOO, RED FANG) at Interlace Audio (RED FANG, CHINO MORENO, CHELSEA GRIN) in Portland, Oregon.

Overkill Debut “Bitter Pill” Video‏

OVERKILL has debuted another all new music video for their newest single “Bitter Pill.” Directed by long time collaborator Kevin J. Custer, the video is the fourth time the veteran director has directed an Overkill video including “Armorist,” released most recently.

OVERKILL will release their seventeenth LP White Devil Armory tomorrow via eOne Music in North America, and July 18th overseas via Nuclear Blast. The effort is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Electric Age released in 2012.

The band has quite a bit of touring lined up with a highlighted performance scheduled at Heavy Montreal Festival on August 9th. After that the band will embark on a U.S. tour.

9 Heavy Montreal Festival  Montreal CA
11 Empire  Springfield VA
12 Masquerade  Atlanta GA
13 Orpheum  Tampa FL
15 Chameleon Room  Oklahoma City OK
16 Scout Bar  Houston TX
17 Backstage Live  San Antonio TX
18 Trees  Dallas TX
20 Rave  Milwaukee WI
21 Mojoes  Chicago IL
22 Agora  Cleveland OH
23 Opera House  Toronto CA
24 Imperial  Quebec City CA
25 Mavericks  Ottawa CA
26 Webster Theater  Hartford CT
27 Starland Ballroom  Sayerville NJ
28 Trocadero  Philadelphia PA
30 Razz 2  Barcelona ESP
31 Shoko  Madrid ESP
1 Paradise Garaje  Lisbon PT
2 Kafe Antzokia  Bilbao ESP
4 Live Club  Milano IT
5 Z7  Pratteln CH
6 Substage  Karlsruhe GER
7 Rosenhof  Osnabrück GER
8 Tivoli  Bremen GER
9 Hirsch  Nürnberg GER
11 Colos Saal  Aschaffenburg GER
12 Markthalle  Hamburg GER
13 Postbahnhof ?Berlin GER
14 Essigfabrik  Cologne GER
15 De Pul  Ueden NL

DYING FETUS: Announce European Headlining Tour, Kick Off Summer Slaughter Tour Dates‏


Death metal juggernauts DYING FETUS have announced a headlining European tour this November.  The six-week run kicks off on November 8th in Liege, Belgium and runs through December 20th with support from Goatwhore, Malevolence and Fallujah.

Additionally, DYING FETUS will be direct support for Morbid Angel on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour.  The month long tour kicks off tonight in San Francisco, CA and features an all start line-up of extreme metal bands including The Faceless, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Goatwhore, Thy Art is Murder, Within the Ruins and Fallujah.  A complete listing of dates is included below.

DYING FETUS released their latest full-length Reign Supreme in 2012 and will be returning to the studio following their European tour to begin work on their 8th full-length due out in 2015 via Relapse Records.

07/17 San Francisco, CA ? The Regency Ballroom
07/18 Santa Ana, CA ? The Observatory
07/19 Los Angeles, CA ? House of Blues
07/20 Phoenix, AZ ? Nile Theater
07/21 El Paso, AZ ? Tricky Falls
07/22 Albuquerque, NM ? Sunshine Theater
07/23 Denver, CO ? Summit
07/25 Houston, TX ? House of Blues
07/26 Austin, TX ? Scoot Inn
07/27 Dallas, TX ? GMBG
07/29 St. Petersburg, FL ? State Theater
07/30 Atlanta, GA ? The Masquerade
07/31 Knoxville, TN ? The International
08/01 Cleveland, OH ? Agora Theatre
08/02 Chicago, IL ? Mojoes
08/03 Minneapolis, MN ? Skyway Theatre
08/05 Milwaukee, WI ? The Rave
08/06 Detroit, MI ? Crofoot Ballroom
08/07 Niagara Falls, NY ? Rapids Theatre
08/08 New York, NY ? Irving Plaza
08/09 Worcester, MA ? The Palladium
08/10 Philadelphia, PA ? The Trocadero
08/12 Springfield, VA ? Empire

European 2014 dates
Nov 08 Liege, Belgium Fonck
Nov 09 Essen, Germany Turock (Matinee)
Nov 10 Frankfurt, Germany 11er
Nov 11 Dessau, Germany Beatclub
Nov 12 Prague, Czech Rep Meet Factory w/ Cannibal Corpse
Nov 13 Ludwigsburg, Germany Rockfabrik
Nov 14 Berlin, Germany Lido
Nov 15 Eindhoven, Holland Dynamo
Nov 16 Trier, Germany Exhaus
Nov 17 Brighton, UK Audio
Nov 18 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov 19 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
Nov 20 Dublin, Ireland Voodoo Lounge
Nov 21 Manchester, UK Sound Control
Nov 22 Wolverhampton, UK Slade Rooms
Nov 23 London, UK Garage
Nov 24 Paris, France Divan Du Monde
Nov 25 Toulouse, France La Dynamo
Nov 26 Santander, Spain Escenario
Nov 27 Porto, Portugal Hard Club
Nov 28 Madrid, Spain Penélope
Nov 29 Badalona, Spain Estraperlo Club
Nov 30 Nimes, France Paloma
Dec 01 Clermont-Ferrand, France Le Tremplin
Dec 02 Aarau, Switzerland Kiff
Dec 03 Brescia, Italy Circolo Colony
Dec 04 München, Germany Backstage
Dec 05 Budapest, Hungary Blue Hell
Dec 06 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
Dec 07 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Flying Circus
Dec 08 Sofia, Bulgaria Jet Rock
Dec 09 Brasov, Romania Club Rockstadt
Dec 10 Kosice, Slovakia Collosseum
Dec 11 Wien, Austria Viper Room
Dec 12 Nürnberg, Germany Rockfabrik
Dec 13 Aarhus, Denmark Voxhall
Dec 14 Oslo, Norway John Dee
Dec 16 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Dec 18 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
Dec 19 Hamburg, Germany Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit
Dec 20 Leer, Germany Zollhaus

WORMED announce European tour‏


Sci-fi focused technical death metal masters WORMED have announced a European tour. The “Confronting Entropy” tour begins on November 21 in the Netherlands, and sees WORMED playing alongside ULCERATE on all dates.  WORMED is touring behind 2013′s critically-acclaimed ‘Exodromos‘ album. The Madrid-based band is currently writing for their first Season of Mist full length. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

WORMED Tour Dates
11/21 Groningen (NL) @ Vera
11/22 Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
11/23 Cologne (GER) @ MTC
11/24 Venlo (NL) @ Podium Grenswerk
11/25 Mechelen (BL) @ Club Kamikaze
11/26 Paris (FR) @ Glazart
11/27 Nantes (FR) @ Le Ferrailleur
11/28 TBC (FR)
11/29 Barcelona (SP) @ Razz3
11/30 Madrid (SP) @ Caracol
12/1 Erandio, Vizacaya (SP) @ Sonora
12/2 Luynes (Aix-en-Provence) (FR) @ Le Korigan
12/3 Milano (IT) @ LO-FI
12/4 Bologna (IT) @ Freak Out Club
12/5 Worblaufen (CH) @ Downi
12/6 Nurnberg (GER) @ Nurnberg Deathfest
12/7 Vienna (AT) @ The Escape
12/8 Budapest (HU) @ ShowBarlang
12/9 Prague (CZ) @ Modra Vopice
12/10 Berlin (GER) @ TBA
12/11 Copenhagen (DEN) @ Pumpehuset
12/12 Kassel (GER) @ Hammerschmiede
12/13 Mannheim (GER) @ TBC
12/14 Arnhem (NL) @ Willemeen

SICK OF IT ALL set to release “The Last Act Of Defiance”‏


After kicking off their European (festival) tour New York Hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL also announce the release of their upcoming album “The Last Act Of Defiance” which is scheduled for release on the following dates; Europe, Australia / NZ: September 29th, 2014. USA, Canada: September 30th, 2014.

The Last Act Of Defiance” was produced by long time friend and producer Tue Madsen who recorded the album at Nova Studio in Staten Island, NY while mixing it in his own Antfarm Studio in Denmark.

22.07.14 (H) Budapest – Budapest Park
23.07.14 (A) Graz – P.P.C.
25.07.14 (D) Essen – Nord Open Air
26.07.14 (D) Bausendorf – Riez Open Air
27.07.14 (D) Stuttgart – Universum
29.07.14 (F) Colmar – Grillen
30.07.14 (F) Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
01.08.14 (E) Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
02.08.14 (F) Biarritz – Festilasai @ Atabal
03.08.14 (F) Albi – Xtreme Fest
05.08.14 (I) La Spezia – Spazio Boss
06.08.14 (SLO) Tolmin – Punk Rock Holiday
07.08.14 (D) Munich – Free & Easy
08.08.14 (D) Torgau – Endless Summer Open Air
09.08.14 (CZ) Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival

INTERNAL BLEEDING Prepare To Release ‘Imperium’; Carnival Of Death Tour Dates Announced‏


Iconic New York death metal tyrants, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will release their long-anticipated new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and serves as the band’s most sonically debilitating and plainly brutal manifestation of their winding career.

Although Imperium is a new album, it is, in many ways, deeply rooted in the band’s past — a culmination of strong emotions that have been bubbling their way to the surface since 1992′s now-legendary Invocation Of Evil demo reared its maniacal head upon the underground circuit.

Says INTERNAL BLEEDING of their early albums: “Our first two albums suffered from horrendous production which no doubt made it more challenging to get people to truly understand our music. And by the time our third and fourth albums were released, we had no label or tour support and limited resources to keep things going. By the early-to-mid 2000s, we were a broken and dispirited unit and eventually fell into inactivity and disarray… These experiences, plus other personal setbacks and tragedies, are the impetus behind Imperium…with Imperium, the time has finally come to turn the tables.

Imperium delivers seven tracks including a three-part trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.

Coinciding with the release of Imperium, INTERNAL BLEEDING will wage war on North America as part of this year’s Carnival Of Death tour. Set to embark on October 3rd, 2014 in New York City, the trek will fracture the infrastructures of more than two-dozen cities 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

MIASMAL premieres video for “Excelsior”

Gothenburg’s MIASMAL recently released their sophomore effort, Cursed Redeemer, worldwide via Century Media Records, and today the band is premiering their first music video for the song “Excelsior


MORGOTH to release ‘God Is Evil’ 7″ and digital single with two new tracks in August‏


On August 12th in North America, Germany’s death metal pioneers MORGOTH, who reunited in 2011 for the 20th anniversary of their classic Cursed album and documented their return via the Cursed To Live live album / DVD from 2012, will release a 7″ EP / digital single entitled God Is Evil, featuring two brand new tracks.

MORGOTH comments: “Finally, after 17 years, we have some new tunes to share with you. We are excited about the nearing release of the ‘God Is Evil‘ single, which contains the title track as well as the song ‘Die As Deceiver‘. These two brand-new songs are meant to be a first teaser for our upcoming album ‘Ungod‘, which we will be recording later this year for a release early 2015 via Century Media Records.”

MORGOTH live 2014
19.07.2014 – Trutnov (Czech Republic) – Obscene Extreme Festival
26.07.2014 – Bertingen (Germany) – Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival
30.08.2014 – Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
08.11.2014 – Brescia (Italy) – Circolo Colony / Hellbrigade Fest V
28.11.2014 – Bucharest (Romania) – November To Dismember Metal Fest

BOLT THROWER + MORGOTH & support*: “Overtures Of War” European Tour 2014
21.09.2014 – Bremen (Germany) – Schlachthof
22.09.2014 – Essen (Germany) – Weststadthalle
23.09.2014 – Berlin (Germany) – SO36
24.09.2014 – Prague (Czech Republic) – Roxy
25.09.2014 – Vienna (Austria) – Arena
26.09.2014 – Munich (Germany) – Backstage
27.09.2014 – Lyss (Switzerland) – Kulturfabrik / Carnage Feast
28.09.2014 – Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
30.09.2014 – Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
01.10.2014 – Saarbruecken (Germany) – Garage
02.10.2014 – Leipzig (Germany) – Hellraiser
03.10.2014 – Stuttgart (Germany) – LKA Longhorn
04.10.2014 – Andernach (Germany) – JUZ
05.10.2014 – Hasselt (Belgium) – Muziekodroom

*=The support slot for the tour will rotate between SOULBURN (Sept. 21st – 23rd), INCANTATION (Sept. 24th – 28th) and VALLENFYRE (Sept. 30th – Oct. 5th)

Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Onstage Charity Auction Underway Now Through July 27

Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival

Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is proud to announce the 2014 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with some of their favorite bands! Proceeds will benefit MusiCares & Child Find of America.

The Auction is live NOW and runs for 10-days only (though July 27) at:

Fans can bid for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch their favorite Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE!

Winners will also receive: two premium reserved seats or general admission ?pit? tickets, a backstage guided tour, a one-of-a-kind Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival custom artwork drum head autographed by all members of one of their favorite bands on the tour, and front-of-the-line access to select band signings.

Past winners state:

“Best. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!”

“Even better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!”

“Awesome Experience! Would do this again in a second!”

“The only way to see a show now!”

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15 in Detroit with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum main stage bands Godsmack and Seether, along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop EvilEscape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner)SuicideGirls burlesque show,These Raven Skies, and Tattered. As part of the 2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, winners Sons Of Revelry will perform on the UPROAR Festival Stage for the entire five week trek.

Visit for the most current festival information.



Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED have revealed Blood Mantra as the title to their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011′s Billboard-charting release Carnival Is Forever. Once again featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak, Blood Mantra was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland  – where DECAPITATED recorded 2002′s Nihility, 2004′s The Negation, and 2006′s Organic Hallucinosis – and will be released this fall, marking the studio debut of new drummer Michal Lysejko. The band will play the festival circuit throughout Europe this summer.

ULCERATE Issues European Tour Dates In The Wake Of Recent North American Carnage‏


ULCERATE today issues their warning that the Confronting Entropy European Tour MMXIV has been declared, the excursion bringing the band back to Europe on a massive trek set to run from November 21st through December 14th. Continuing to tour in support of their worldwide-acclaimed third full-length, Vermis, released in September through Relapse Records, on the upcoming twenty-four city raid ULCERATE will be paired with Spanish sci-fi death metal cult, Wormed, also supported by Gigan, Solace of Requiem and one more act to be confirmed. Additional info on this venture will be announced in the coming weeks.

ULCERATE Confronting Entropy European Tour MMXIV w/ Wormed, Gigan, Solace of Requiem +1 TBA
11/21/2014 Vera – Groningen, NL
11/22/2014 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
11/23/2014 MTC – Cologne, DE
11/24/2014 Podium Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
11/25/2014 Club Kamikaze – Mechelen, BL
11/26/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
11/27/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
11/28/2014 TBA – FR
11/29/2014 Razz3 – Barcelona, SP
11/30/2014 Caracol – Madrid, SP
12/01/2014 Sonora – Erandio, Vizacaya, SP
12/02/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes (Aix-en-Provence), FR
12/03/2014 LO-FI – Milano, IT
12/04/2014 Freak Out Club – Bologna, IT
12/05/2014 Downi – Worblaufen, CH
12/06/2014 Nurnberg Deathfest – Nurnberg, DE
12/07/2014 The Escape – Vienna, AT
12/08/2014 ShowBarlang – Budapest, HU
12/09/2014 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
12/10/2014 TBA – Berlin, DE
12/11/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
12/12/2014 Hammerschmiede – Kassel, DE
12/13/2014 TBA – Mannheim, DE
12/14/2014 Willemeen – Arnhem, NL

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