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INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Legion Joins Unique Leader Records; Video Teaser Posted‏

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Unique Leader Records is pleased to welcome long-running New York-based death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, to their expanding roster of audio severity.

For over twenty years, INTERNAL BLEEDING has been at the forefront of the underground death metal scene, boasting a relentless DIY work ethic, consistently intense live performances and a commitment to composing some of the heaviest music possible, their breakdown-laden approach directly responsible for the establishment of an entire subgenre of death metal, aptly titled “slam” (a term they began using as early as 1992). Founded in 1991 by guitarist Chris Pervelis following the demise of original band, it all began with a case of 300 blank tapes reportedly “found” at a local university. The tapes provided the inspiration to set up a four-track to capture The One Dollar Demo. The following year, INTERNAL BLEEDING recorded their Invocation Of Evil demo, which went on to sell an impressive 5500+ copies through now-defunct Wild Rags Records. The band returned to the studio to track another demo in early 1994. The resulting Perpetual Degradation remains a certified classic in the annals of death metal.

Maniacal self-promotion combined with a tireless dedication to their craft, the band eventually made their way to 1994′s Milwaukee Metal fest, where their captivating live show possessed the eyes and ears of Pavement Music, who released their Voracious Contempt debut in 1995. Following a slew of tours both stateside and abroad, label and lineup shifts and four more works of sonic brutality with 1997′s The Extinction Of Benevolence, 1999′s Driven To Conquer, 2000′s Alien Breed compilation and 2002′s Onward To Mecca, it seemed the band had virtually disappeared without warning.

In early 2011 however, Pervelis decided to pick up the proverbial pieces and contacted original members Bill Tolley and Brian Hobbie. The three agreed to reunite and began re-learning INTERNAL BLEEDING’s classic back catalog. With the addition of Jason Liff on bass and legendary frontman Keith DeVito (ex Suffocation, Catastrophic, Pyrexia) handling vocals, the band is again poised to level all in its path. Last month, the band officially signed a two-record deal with Unique Leader Records. Their fifth studio album, Imperium, will be out in the Fall of 2014. In the meantime, check out the Imperium album teaser.

SETH announce European tour‏

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Black innovators SETH have announced a new spring European tour. The tour, which sees SETH play alongside technical death metal legends PESTILENCE, kicks off on April 24 in Drachten, The Netherlands, and will hit various European territories before ending on May 10 in Trier, Germany. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. SETH is touring in support of their latest album ‘The Howling Spirit‘, released in June 2013.

The once-defunct band became reactivated following the 2012 re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut ‘Les Blessures de I’Ame‘. The reissue is remastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork.

SETH Tour Dates
4/24 Drachten (NL) @ Iduna
4/25 Essen (DE) @ Turock
4/26 Aalen (DE) @ Rock It
4/27 Brescia (IT) @ Colony
4/28 Ljubljana (SI) @ Gala Hala
4/29 Zagreb (HR) @ Tvornika Kulture
4/30 Beograd (RS) @ Dom Omladine
5/01 Nitra (SK) @ Nova Pekaren
5/02 München (DE) @ Backstage
5/03 Dresden (DE) @ Skullcrusher
5/04 TBA (NL) @ TBA
5/05 Paris (FR) @ Glazart
5/06 Colmar (FR) @ Grillen
5/07 Nantes (FR) @ Ferrailleur
5/08 Matignicourt Goncourt (FR) @ Château de Goncourt (Lezard’Os Metal Fest)
5/09 Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
5/10 Trier (DE) @ Exhaus

BLACK ANVIL Unleashes New Track, “Eventide”

New York black metallers, BLACK ANVIL, today unveil “Eventide” the first taste of their forthcoming album, Hail Death.

Hail Death, which comes adorned in the sinister cover art of Metastazis (Behemoth, Alcest, Black Dahlia Murder) will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK/World on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014.

PILLORY: Boston Technical Death Metal Strategists To Release New Full-Length Via Unique Leader

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Boston technical death metal strategists, PILLORY, will release their sophomore full-length, Evolutionary Miscarriage, later this Spring via Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to the pile driving No Lifeguard At The Gene Pool, released in 2005, Evolutionary Miscarriage finds PILLORY expanding upon their signature intricacies. Evolutionary Miscarriage was written, recorded and produced by founding drummer Darren Cesca (Arsis, Burn in Silence, Goratory) at his newly-launched House Of Grind Studios in Connecticut during 2013.

Check out an Evolutionary Miscarriage album teaser as well as a three-track album play-through video from Cesca.

WHITECHAPEL Announces Co-Headline Tour With DevilDriver

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WHITECHAPEL have confirmed that they will be taking part in a co-headline tour DevilDriver.  Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For an Autopsy.  The tour runs from May 17th in Denver, CO through June 23rd in Austin, TX.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

This tour is in addition to the shows WHITECHAPEL have scheduled leading up to the release of Our Endless War from April 16th – April 27th which includes an appearance at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.  These dates will begin April 16th in Columbus, OH and run through April 27th in Birmingham, AL.  These shows feature support from Carnifex, Within the Ruins and Cruelhand.

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
*Festival Date

WHITECHAPEL w/ DevilDriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy
5/17: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/18: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
5/19: Tempe, AZ @ Marquis Theater
5/20: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/21: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/22: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/23: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spade
5/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theate
5/25: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factor
5/26: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factor
5/27: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/29: Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer & Market Stag
5/30: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hal
5/31: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centr
6/1: Fargo, ND @ The Venu
6/2: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Night
6/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rav
6/4: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe
6/5: Kokomo, IN @ CenterStage Bar and Gril
6/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart
6/10: Toronto, ON @ The Opera Hous
6/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Ba
6/12: New York, NY @ Stage 4
6/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Art
6/14: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stag
6/15: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hal
6/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerad
6/17: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Liv
6/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolutio
6/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Ba
6/21: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Roc
6/22: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
6/23: Austin, TX @ Mohwak

1349 Signs to Season of Mist‏

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Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 for North America. The band will release their new album in fall of 2014.

Founded in  Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003′s Liberation, 2004′s Beyond the Apocalypse, and 2005′s Hellfire, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in world-wide extreme metal.

1349 will embark on the 2014 Metal Alliance tour alongside BEHEMOTH, GOATWHORE, and label-mates INQUISITION. The tour kicks off on April 4, and continues through the United States and Canada, making stops at Texas Independence Fest and the New England Metal Festival along the way. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

1349 with BEHEMOTH, GOATWHORE, INQUISITION, and BLACK CROWN INITIATE
4/4 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
4/5  Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
4/6  San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/8  Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
*4/9 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
*4/10 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
4/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ 1H Chameleon Room
4/11 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/12 Austin, TX @ Emo?s East (Texas Independence Fest)
4/13 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/15 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/16 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of The Living Arts
4/18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (The New England Metal Festival)
4/19 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
*4/21 Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
4/22 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/23 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/24 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/25 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
4/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/27 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
*4/28 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
4/29 Calgary, AB @ Mac Hall
4/30 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
*5/1 Prince George, BC @ The Generator
5/2 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/3 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
*5/4 Portland, OR @ Rotture
* Indicates 1349 and GOATWHORE headlining dates

NAPALM DEATH Roadburn festival EP and charity Cardiacs cover-download‏

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After a successful run of dates all across Europe including shows with Hatebreed and The Exploited, Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are proud to announce 2 very special projects that have been in the works recently.

First of all and as of today, NAPALM DEATH are launching a special cover song of the track “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs via their bandcamp site as charity download.

NAPALM DEATH’s bass-player Shane Embury checked in to comment as follows: “Since I was blessed with being introduced to CARDIACS way back in 1986 they have been one of my favorite bands of all time! Getting to meet and become friends with Tim Smith, the musical genius behind it all, over the years was an added bonus. Tim always struck me as a person with a massive heart, who had a very pure and innocent view of the world in which we live in - something i totally related to, as the world can be a dark place – he radiated happiness. We shared many fun and elaborate conversations after CARDIACS shows in the early 90′s and I loved every minute of every conversation with him. I could go on and on for hours about how amazing his music is and the immense influence it has had on my life but suffice to say this cover of “To Go Off And Things” that we have recorded is in tribute to the brilliance that is Tim Smith – it is the least we can do for a man who has given us so much.

Tim has unfortunately been severely unwell for a few years now and we hope with this recording made available to everyone for download on our bandcamp site for only £1 (you can pay more if your heart so desires!) we can help raise some money to go towards Tim’s rehabilitation! We hope you like our version of the song and find it in your heart to donate something towards such a worthy cause…Thanks for taking the time to read this.

In other news, NAPALM DEATH are pleased to announce the release of a limited and exclusive vinyl 12″ EP entitled “Our Pain Is Their Power” to commemorate their very special Roadburn Festival appearance on April 10th. NAPALM DEATH’sOur Pain Is Their Power” EP collects those slower tracks that drip with sonic anguish from the last few albums onto one EP in a one-time run of 500 copies, to be sold at the Roadburn Festival 2014.

NAPALM DEATH Live 2014
10.04.2014 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Roadburn Festival
11.04.2014 Pontoise (France) – Observatoire + Hammercult
12.04.2014 Creil (France) – Grange a Musique + Hammercult
13.04.2014 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur + Hammercult
14.04.2014 Paris (France) – Fleche d’Or + Hammercult
15.04.2014 Lyon (France) – CCO + Hammercult
16.04.2014 Toulouse (France) – Le Metronom + Hammercult
17.04.2014 Angouleme (France) – La Nef + Hammercult
19.04.2014 Chaulnes (France) – Chaulnes Metal Fest
02.05.2014 Leeds (UK) – ‘Kin Hell Fest
09.05.2014 Le Havre (France) – Tetris
10.05.2014 Matignicourt (France) – Lezard’Os Metal Fest
11.05.2014 Dunkerque (France) – 4 Excluse
16.05.2014 New York (USA) – Knockdown Center
18.05.2014 San Juan (Puerto Rico)- La Respuesta
06.06.2014 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central
07.06.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) – Chronical Moshers Open Air
09.06.2014 Graz (Austria) – P.P.C.
14.06.2014 Protzen (Germany) – Protzen Open Air
21.06.2014 Dokkum (The Netherlands) – Dokk’em Open Air Festival
27.06.2014 Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop
11.07.2014 Wegorzewo (Poland) – Seven Festival
01.08.2014 München (Germany) – Free & Easy Festival
02.08.2014 Marktredwitz (Germany) – Sticky Fingers Festival
30.08.2014 Wörrstadt – NOAFestival (Germany)
09.08.2014 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
11.08.2014 Martigny (Switzerland) – Les Caves du Manoir
29.08.2014 Wörrstadt (Germany) – NOAFestival
06.09.2014 Loos en Gohelle (France) – Gohelle Fest

Fozzy announce spring tour; new single “Lights Go Out” set for April 29 release

FOZZY – frontman CHRIS JERICHO, guitarists RICH WARD and BILLY GREY, bassist PAUL DILEO and drummer FRANK FONTSERE – will release their new single “LIGHTS GO OUT” April 29 across all digital platforms. The release will coincide with the track’s impact at Active Rock radio, and will be the first single from the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, set to hit stores this summer.

“‘LIGHTS GO OUT’ represents a brand new color in the FOZZY spectrum,” says CHRIS JERICHO of the new single. “Dark, sexy, sleek, dirty, heavy and catchy as f*ck, this song turns a whole new page in hard rock history – it doesn’t matter if you dance to it in a club or mosh to it in a pit, ‘LIGHTS GO OUT’ will make you move!”
When "LIGHTS GO OUT," the new era of FOZZY will officially be upon us.
The band return to the North American tour circuit in late April, where they will be making crowds move on America’s biggest festivals, including appearances alongside AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT, ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER and more at 98 ROCKFEST, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE, CAROLINA REBELLION and ROCK ON THE RANGE. FOZZY will also be playing dates between festivals in support of BUCKCHERRY, co-headlining with KYNG, and sharing their stage with GEMINI SYNDROME, REV THEORY, HEAVEN’S BASEMENT and Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL. See the band’s current itinerary below. (more…)

GOATWHORE To Kick Off Metal Alliance Tour‏

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GOATWHORE’s forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, is scheduled for release in North America on July 8th via Metal Blade Records. Fans who catch GOATWHORE live on the road as part of the Metal Alliance tour, set to commence later this week, will get the opportunity to reserve their copy of the CD at the band’s merch booth. Those preorders will include a special limited edition album laminate and exclusive T-shirt. The laminates come with unique preorder codes to be entered online to have the album shipped to the buyer upon release!

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless was recorded with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their fourth studio outing with Rutan at the helm, all drums, bass, and rhythm guitars were tracked to two-inch tape to achieve an even darker, more ominous and powerful tone than ever before.

In related news, GOATWHORE’s A Haunting Curse and Carving Out The Eyes Of God are being pressed on vinyl for the first time ever! A Haunting Curse has been printed in a double gate fold sleeve on clear gold vinyl while Carving Out The Eyes Of God is in a gatefold sleeve on clear vinyl. Copies will also be available for purchase at the band’s merch booth throughout the Metal Alliance tour.

Set to kick off this Friday in Tempe, Arizona, Metal Alliance will level nearly two-dozen stages throughout North America concluding in Seattle, Washington on May 3rd. GOATWHORE will be supporting headliners Behemoth, along with 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate. As a precursor, GOATWHORE will be playing two headlining shows in San Antonio and El Paso. Following Metal Alliance, they’ll embark upon a short run of headlining shows. See confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Black Crown Initiate
4/02/2014 Korova – San Antonio, TX Korova w/ Old and Ill, Aggravator, Plutonium Shore
4/03/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

The Metal Alliance Tour w/ Behemoth, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate
4/04/2014 Club Owl/ Club Red – Tempe, AZ
4/05/2014 House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/06/2014 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
4/08/2014 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
4/11/2014 House Of Blues – Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX
4/12/2014 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
4/13/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
4/15/2014 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
4/16/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
4/17/2014 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/19/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
4/22/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
4/23/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
4/24/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
4/25/2014 House Of Blues- Chicago, IL
4/26/2014 Skyway Theater – Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
4/27/2014 The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
4/29/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
4/30/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
5/02/2014 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, AB
5/03/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

w/ Black Crown Initiate
5/05/2014 The Palace – Missoula, MT
5/06/2014 Gino’s – Salt Lake City, UT
5/07/2014 Ernie November Records – Cheyenne, WY
5/09/2014 Leon’s Lounge @ The Chameleon – Oklahoma City, OK
5/10/2014 Back To Back – Bossier City, LA

MOTÖRHEAD Reveals Limited Special Edition ‘Aftershock’ Picture Disc Vinyl for Record Store Day 2014‏

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When MOTÖRHEAD does anything, they do it big. So naturally, MOTÖRHEAD is taking part in Record Store Day 2014 in a big way – offering a must-have collectible item! The band is releasing a limited and numbered special edition Aftershock picture disc vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19th. The 180-gram picture discs are limited to 4,500 units worldwide and are individually numbered. Go to www.recordstoreday.com to find a participating Record Store Day store near you.

Catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon.

MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA. See below for a full listing of dates.

MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates
4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

TOXIC HOLOCAUST Join Black Tusk For A European Takeover

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST will join forces sludge warriors/labelmates Black Tusk for a European campaign of live destruction this Summer. The mayhem begins in Denmark where the trio will systematically devastate Copenhagen before joining team Black Tusk, along with Hamburg doom-sludge quartet Downfall Of Gaia, to ravage eight cities through Germany, Belgium and France including an appearance at this year’s Hellfest.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST recently wrapped up a European tour with labelmates/death metal gore tacticians, Exhumed. In two weeks’ time, the band will be embarking on another lawless journey with blackened thrash powerhouse, Skeletonwitch, through Australia and New Zealand in support of their crushing Chemistry Of Consciousness full-length, released last year to the riotous approval of fans and media stateside and abroad.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 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

6/13/2104 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK

w/ Black Tusk, Downfall Of Gaia
6/14/2104 Underground – Köln, DE
6/15/2104 Chez Heinz – Hannover, DE
6/16/2104 Bastard Club – Osnabrück ,DE
6/17/2104 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/18/2104 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
6/19/2104 De Centrale – Gent,  BE
6/20/2104 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
6/21/2104 SkullFest – Wervik, BE

MISERY INDEX stream new track “The Calling”‏

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MISERY INDEX have revealed the second new track titled “The Calling” from their forthcoming album ‘The Killing Gods‘. MISERY INDEX will see the release of ‘The Killing Gods‘ in May 27th in North America (May 23 worldwide).

In addition to the track premiere, MISERY INDEX have also announced a new European tour alongside label-mates GORGUTS. The tour, which starts on April 24 in Madrid, will see both bands travel through Spain, Italy, France, and more before concluding on May 8 in Tilburg, where both bands will perform as part of this year’s “Neurotic Deathfest“. MISERY INDEX were also recently added to the main stage of this year’s Maryland Deathfest on May 25 in Baltimore, Maryland. The band also recently announced a special live date as part of this year’s Maryland Deathfest pre-show, on May 21. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

MISERY INDEX tour dates with GORGUTS:
24 Apr 14 Barroselas (PT) SWR Festival
25 Apr 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
26 Apr 14 Murcia (ES) Garaje
27 Apr 14 Barcelona (ES) Razz3
28 Apr 14 Toulouse (FR) Dynamo
29 Apr 14 Brescia (IT) Circo Colony
30 Apr 14 Wien (AT) Escape
01 May 14 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
02 May 14 Lyss (CH) Kulturfabrik
03 May 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin4
04 May 14 Tilburg (NL) Neurotic Deathfest

5/21-25/14 Maryland Deathfest

Nocturnal Breed releases “Napalm Nights” today on Agonia Records; Full album streaming on Soundcloud‏

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Norwegian blackened thrash metal act, Nocturnal Breed, has released its fifth studio album, Napalm Nights, today in North America on Agonia Records. Featuring 10 brand new tracks recorded at Killer Studio (Norway) in 2012 and 2013, Napalm Nights marks Nocturnal Breed’s triumphant return after a seven year silence. The band, which possesses present and past members of Satyricon, Aeternus and Gehenna, welcomes back original guitarist I. Maztor to the mix, once again producing a punch of epic old school thrash metal with a seething rock and roll undercurrent. In addition to a special guest appearance by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto on vocals, former guitarist, A.E. Rattlehead, returns for a guest appearance of his own.

This week only, Napalm Nights is streaming in its entirety on Soundcloud. Check out a preview track The Devil Swept The Ruins below.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces (worst possible) 2014 Artist Line-Up‏

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Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count Featuring IceT, SuicideSilence, Emmure, MissMay I, Mushroomhead and Many, Many More! (With the possible exception of Cannibal Corpse, Body Count, and Veil Of Maya I couldn’t think of a worse line-up. They may as well go all-in and book ICP as well. I hope this is an elaborate April Fools ruse, but I know better.)

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse (read: shitty) lineup to date! Not only will this year’s festival include the massive ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL FLAVORED WHISKEY STAGE, but will also present two additional stages – the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE, and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will boast a collection of some of the biggest bands in heavy music – including multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as KornAsking Alexandria and Trivium. (That’s literally four to five straight hours of shit.) The COLDCOCK AMERICAN HERBAL FLAVORED WHISKEY STAGE will feature headliner Cannibal Corpse as well as Suicide Silence (featuring new singer Eddie Hermida), Miss May IMushroomheadTexas Hippie Coalition and King 810. THE SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE will feature headliner Body Count featuring Ice-T as well as Upon A Burning BodyVeil of MayaDarkest Hour and the local Headbang For The Highway winner. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner and Revolver Magazine cover band Emmure as well as Ill NinoWretchedIslander, and Erimha.

The festival will kick off on July 5th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA and will hit a total of 26 cities, ending at The Woodlands, TX (Houston) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on August 10th. If you are a masochist or just have straight up awful taste, dates are below.

2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre
7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre
7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre
7/14 – CO – Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Main Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T)
7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater
7/18 – WI – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom (Rockstar Energy Drink TASTE OF MAYHEM)
7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center
7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center
7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre
7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagra Pavilion
7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre
7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake
7/30 – NY – Wantagh – Nikon Theatre At Jones Beach (Main Stage Only)
8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live
8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park
8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Main Stage and Second Stage Only + Body Count feat. Ice-T and Emmure, no King 810)

IRON REAGAN Presents Free Spoiled Identity EP; Band To Tour With Ghoul And Occultist‏

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In conjunction with Decibel Magazine, crossover maniacs and recent Relapse signees,IRON REAGAN, today announce the release of their Spoiled Identity EP available now for free through the official IRON REAGAN Bandcamp page. Mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), the EP hammers through thirteen riotous numbers in about seven minutes. Spoiled Identity will also be available as a 7″ EP as part of Decibel’s ongoing Flexi Disc series.

In related news, IRON REAGAN is days away from a solid month of live takeovers with Ghoul and Occultist. See a complete list of dates below.

IRON REAGAN Live Takeover 2014 w/ Occultist
4/02/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival – Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR

Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist
4/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City – Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland, CA  *no Occultist

w/ Occultist
4/22/2014 Gino’s – Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe’s – Denver, CO
4/24/2014 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd’s Brewery [Dark Lord Day] – Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

MESHUGGAH North American tour dates

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MESHUGGAH are returning to North America this summer to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be Between The Buried And Me.

MESHUGGAH aim to play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their entire discography & possibly include some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years. Fans have the opportunity to vote for the songs they want to hear via MESHUGGAH’s online song poll: www.facebook.com/meshuggah/app_151503908244383

MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance tour dates
06/06/14   The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
06/07/14   The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/09/14   Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
06/11/14   House of Blues – Dallas, TX
06/13/14   Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06/14/14   Pop?s ? Sauget, IL
06/15/14   Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/17/14   The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
06/18/18   House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/19/14   Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
06/20/14   Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC – CANADA
06/21/14   Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

EYEHATEGOD Announces Additional Album Details

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New Orleans’ disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to unleash their long-anticipated new studio recording later this Spring. Set for North American release via Housecore Records, the domestic version of the self-titled offering will come in a CD digipack while the LP will be a single slab of vinyl in a gatefold jacket. The first pressing will be limited to 1600 copies and made available in the following colors:

- Black (600 copies)
- Purple (300 copies)
- Clear (400 copies)
- Purple and Grey (300 copies)

Eyehategod Track Listing:
1. Agitation! Propaganda!
2. Trying To Crack The Hard Dollar
3. Parish Motel Sickness
4. Quitter’s Offensive
5. Nobody Told Me
6. Worthless Rescue
7. Framed To The Wall
8. Robitussin And Rejection
9. Flags And Cities Bound
10. Medicine Noose
11. The Age Of Bootcamp

Preorder packages including various CD, LP and T-shirt bundles are currently available via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION.

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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.

 

www.facebook.com/laceratedenemyrecords

www.laceratedenemyrecords.bandcamp.com

www.laceratedenemy.bigcartel.com

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.

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