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RIVERS OF NIHIL Announces Winter Headlining Tour With Black Fast And Dark Sermon

Following their North American trek with Hate Eternal, Misery Index and Beyond Creation last month, RIVERS OF NIHIL are ready to return to the road again – this time with support from Black Fast and Dark Sermon. Slated to commence February 17th and run through March 6th, the tour marks the band’s first headlining run on the Monarchy album cycle.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Black Fast, Dark Sermon:
2/17/2016 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
2/18/2016 Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA
2/19/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
2/20/2016 The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
2/21/2016 Club 611 – Frederick, MD
2/22/2016 The DHP – Fayetteville, NC
2/23/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
2/24/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
2/25/2016 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
2/26/2016 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/27/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/28/2016 The End – Nashville, TN *
3/01/2016 The Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN *
3/02/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
3/03/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH *
3/04/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH *
3/05/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA *
3/06/2016 The Pinch – Washington D.C. *
*RIVERS OF NIHIL, Dark Sermon only

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their recently released, sophomore album, Monarchy. Hailed as, “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now,” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com), Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on RIVERS OF NIHIl’s acclaimed debut, The Conscious Seed Of Light — this time, welcoming the oppressive Summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains:
“The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

Marc Vanderberg releases “Smoking Kills- But Only Love Can Break Your Heart” Worldwide through HearYou Music

MARC VANDERBERG?s first EP ?The Four Elements? received great reviews worldwide. Now Marc is releasing his new song ?Smoking Kills ? But Only Love Can Break Your Heart.? This song will also be featured on his upcoming EP entitled ?This is Marc Vanderberg?, scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2016. While Marc worked on his first EP with artists like Paulo Cuevas and Göran Edman (ex-Malmsteen), the new song features Chris Divine (Luna Rise) and Tåve Wanning (Adrenaline Rush).

Stylistically, the new song ?Smoking Kills ? But Only Love Can Break Your Heart,? is a combination of Sisters of Mercy and HIM with a mix of thundering guitars and a catchy chorus, Marc describes the new song. ?I am absolutely happy about the participation of Chris and Tåve. Both were my first choice for the song. Chris? and Tåve?s voices sound absolutely fantastic together. While Chris? voice gives the verse and the chorus the melancholic and powerful touch, Tåve comes up with something sweet, that is the counterpart to Chris´ vocals.?.

About Marc Vanderberg

Marc Vanderberg is a german guitarist/songwriter. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style was mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single ?Key to your Heart? was released in October 2014. The EP ?The four Elements: was released in Europe in May 2015 and in the US in Novembe 2015. Marc Vanderberg uses VGS Guitars (VGS Eruption Relic).

www.marcvanderberg.com www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg

About `Luna Rise`

LUNA RISE, a Melodic-Rock band from Enns in Upper Austria are skillfully crossing the boundaries between heavy and emotional music and catchy but mighty melodies. Their sound strikes one in a hell-for-leather manner while simultaneously revealing influences ranging from Hardrock to Progressive Metal, incorporating traces of mysterious Doom and Gothic Rock.

www.lunarisemusic.com

About `Adrenaline Rush`

Tave Wanning and Erik Martensson (of Eclipse and W.E.T.) joined forces and began recording what was to become the first Adrenaline Rush album, featuring live oriented tracks with strong melodies, powerful guitars and interesting arrangements. The band members were hand-picked from bands around Stockholm, all having different backgrounds but each an important piece of the puzzle.

CANNIBAL CORPSE Enlists Obituary, Cryptopsy, And Abysmal Dawn For 2016 North American Tour

CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off 2016 with one of the most bludgeoning death metal tour lineups of the year! The over month-long trek, presented by The Noise, will tear across North America beginning on February 12th and run through March 20th. The band will be joined by fellow Floridian death metal progenitors, Obituary, as direct support, followed by Canada’s Cryptopsy, and Los Angeles’ Abysmal Dawn. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11th, at 10:00am local time through all local and national ticket outlets.

The Noise presents CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Obituary, Cryptopsy, Abysmal Dawn:
2/12/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/13/2016 The Sea – Wilmington, NC
2/14/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2/16/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/18/2016 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
2/19/2016 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
2/20/2016 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/21/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/23/2016 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
2/24/2016 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
2/25/2016 The Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
2/26/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/27/2016 Metro – Chicago, IL
2/29/2016 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/01/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2016 Revolution Center – Boise, ID
3/03/2016 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
3/04/2016 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
3/05/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/07/2016 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
3/08/2016 Avalon Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/10/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/11/2016 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
3/12/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/14/2016 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
3/15/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
3/16/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
3/17/2016 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
3/18/2016 The Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL
3/19/2016 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL *no Obituary
3/20/2016 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their A Skeletal Domain full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. The band’s thirteenth studio offering debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest charting record in the band’s storied history! Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios in Florida, the record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed, ill-omened brutality as only CANNIBAL CORPSE can deliver.

BATTLECROSS To Kick Off Winter Warriors Tour 2015 Tonight With Havok, Nekrogoblikon And Black Fast

Tonight, BATTLECROSS will kick off the second installment of the Winter Warriors Tour launched to honor American armed forces veterans. Sponsored by Metal Injection, the six-date trek will commence later this evening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and run through December 18th in Flint, Michigan. Support will be provided by Havok, Nekrogoblikon and Black Fast. The latest journey follows the band’s recent North American takeover supporting labelmates Gwar.

BATTLECROSS has united again with the Veterans Ticket Foundation to provide armed forces veterans with free admission to The Winter Warriors Tour. Service members can sign up at www.vettix.org. Advanced ticket buyers for these shows will again be entered to win a guitar, and a portion of the proceeds from the band’s tour shirts will be donated to VetTix to help veterans and their families attend concerts and other events in their area, free of charge.

BATTLECROSS Winter Warriors 2015 w/ Havok, Nekrogoblikon, Black Fast:
12/11/2015 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2015 Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL *Battlecross and Black Fast only
12/13/2015 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/14/2015 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
12/17/2015 The Garrison – Toronto, ON
12/18/2015 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI *3rd Annual Battle Christmas

BATTLECROSS continues to tour in support of Rise To Power, their latest Metal Blade full-length, which debuted on the Billboard charts in September at #103, marking it the band’s second Billboard chart entry (2013’s War Of Will entered the charts at #130).

First Annual Florida Metal Fest, Forged By Obituary’s John And Donald Tardy, To Commence January 30th, 2016

First Annual Florida Metal Fest, Forged By Obituary’s John And Donald Tardy, To Commence January 30th, 2016
Event To Feature Performances By Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Deicide And More!

January 30th, 2016 will mark the official kick off of the first annual Florida Metal Fest! Organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends, Obituary, and set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, year one of the brutal gala will see some of the Sunshine State’s most iconic bands – including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Deicide and Atheist – unite and return to their roots in the very heart of the death metal world. Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist!

Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was
Untoten Krieg. The second battle will take place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City to determine the final band of this year’s lineup.

Said John Tardy of fest: “My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. We want to put together a first class festival. From the venue to the PA, from the lights to the lineup we are trying our best to make this as memorable event as possible. No festival, anywhere in the world, even with the best possible lineup, would work if the area does not support it. I think that Tampa, and its surrounding cities, is a great music area and one that is ready to make this event come to life.”

Florida Metal Fest I Lineup:
Obituary
Corrosion Of Conformity
Deicide
Trouble
Madball
Malevolent Creation
Atheist
Broken Hope
Generichrist
Untoten Krieg [Battle Of the Bands Winner]

The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, Florida, home to the Florida Metal Fest, is located just fifteen minutes from the Tampa International Airport. The Cuban Club is surrounded by dozen of bars and restaurants, includes easy parking and is in walking distance or a short cab ride to dozens of hotels at a variety of prices. For further info visit http://www.floridametalfest.com where you’ll find ticket, lodging and travel info.

BLACK BREATH Confirms Tour With Decapitated And Theories; Dates With Skelator Begin Next Week + Band Beer Announced

Having mercilessly dropped their Slaves Beyond Death LP through Southern Lord at the end of September, BLACK BREATH now adds their impending participation in the Blood Mantra Across North America Tour with Decapitated and Theories to their upcoming live actions in support of the record.

First up, next week the BLACK BREATH horde will take on the Pacific Northwest on a mini-tour running from December 17th through the 20th, with shows in Seattle, Walla Walla, Spokane and Vancouver, joined by Skelator on all but the final show. December 30th sees the band close out the year with a one-off show in Bellingham supporting Red Fang.

BLACK BREATH will then kick off 2016 with a special release of their own brand of beer! Thorugh the guidance of Portland-based powerhouse, McMenamins Breweries, a Black Breath Cascadian Dark Ale will be put into production this month, and the suds will pour forth in a brutal deluge onto the local populous on January 13th as BLACK BREATH performs a special beer release show in Portland with Hellshock and Usnea.

Kicking into heavy duty tour gear two weeks later, BLACK BREATH will take part in the Blood Mantra Across North America Tour with Decapitated and Theories. From January 27th through February 6th, the caravan will storm across the continent with shows in Denver, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Quebec City, New York, Philadelphia and Frederick before BLACK BREATH splits off to head out west. Expect additional tour dates to be announced for their trek back to Seattle in the coming days.

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MARC VANDERBERG – THE FOUR ELEMENTS NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE

“The Four Elements,” The debut EP by German rock guitarist, MARC VANDERBERG, has been released in the US and Canada.

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut EP, “The Four Elements,” was released November 20 through HearYou Music. It is now available on iTunes.

 

For review copies of Marc’s EP, “The 4 Elements,” or for interview requests, contact christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

GHOSTLIGHTS: ARTWORK + TRACKLIST REVEALED!

AVANTASIA’s outstanding 7th album, »Ghostlights«, will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and Avalon Marquee (Asia). Today, Tobias proudly presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats, in which the upcoming record will be available.

The opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Marco Hietala, Sharon Den Adel, Michael Kiske, Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick, Robert Mason,Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

The record contains twelve songs and was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth in Gatestudio Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth is responsible for engineering and mixing »Ghostlights«, too. Mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg.

The instrumentalists on »Ghostlights« are the following:
Sascha Paeth – rhythm guitars, lead guitars, bass, additional keys
Michael Rodenberg – orchestration, keys
Tobias Sammet – additional keys and bass
Bruce Kulick – lead guitars
Oliver Hartmann – lead guitars
Felix Bohnke – drums

CD
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
Lead vocals: Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann
03. The Haunting
Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
04. Seduction Of Decay
Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
05. Ghostlights
Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
06. Draconian Love
Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
07. Master Of The Pendulum
Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
08. Isle Of Evermore
Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias
09. Babylon Vampyres
Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth
10. Lucifer
Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
11. Unchain The Light
Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

DIGIBOOK
CD 1
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
13. Wake Up To The Moon (Bonus Track)

CD 2 (Bonus Disc – AVANTASIA live)
01. Spectres
02. Invoke The Machine
03. The Story Ain’t Over
04. Prelude
05. Reach Out For The Light
06. Avantasia
07. Whats Left Of Me
08. Dying For An Angel
09. Twisted Mind
10. The Watchmakers’ Dream
11. Another Angel Down

DELUXE EDITION BOOK

(incl. 68page photobook ca. 28,5×28,5cm)
+ CD 3 Karaoke Version of CD 1 w/o bonus track
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

In March an all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHT WORLD TOUR. Madrid is already sold out, a second show has been announced. More dates are about to sell out shortly, Hamburg next. For tickets & info go to www.avantasia.net.

NASHVILLE PUSSY Announces North American Tour Headline Dates and Dates Supporting Reverend Horton Heat

Earlier this year southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY released Ten Years of Pussy, a retrospective of the bands ten years of working with SPV/Steamhammer. In support of the release NASHVILLE PUSSY are hitting the road again on a North American tour including headline shows and in November and December and then will hit the road supporting Reverend Horton Heat in January! A complete list of dates is below.

Ten Years Of Pussy highlights the band’s most relevant work of their decade history on label SPV. Up The Dosage (2014), featuring rock solid bassist Bonnie Buitrago, has been called “NASHVILLE PUSSY’S Back In Black” and was Pick Of The Week on That Metal Show. From Hell To Texas (2009) was recorded at Willie Nelson’s studio in Texas and featured some of the band’s strongest songwriting to date. And Get Some (2005), was the first SPV release and the first collaboration with Daniel Rey, and has more hooks than a hillbilly’s tackle box. And of course the bonus live CD includes the ultimate version of Nutbush City Limits with special guest Ron Heathman from The Supersuckers on guitar.

Ten Years of Pussy is available on iTunes and Amazon.

NASHVILLE PUSSY Headline Shows:
11/27: San Diego, CA @ The Hideout San Diego
11/28: Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
12/1: San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
12/2: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
12/3: Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
12/4: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
12/5: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
12/6: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/7: Whistler, BC @ Garibaldi Lift Co
12/8: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
12/10: Edmonton, AB @ Denizen Hall
12/11: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
12/12: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
12/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
12/15: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
12/16: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/18: Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
12/19: Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar

NASHVILLE PUSSY W/Reverend Horton Heat:
1/13: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/14: Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly
1/15: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/16: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
1/17: Orlando, FL @ Johnny’s Fillin’
1/19: Melbourne, FL @ Boondocks Live
1/20: Deland, FL @ Café DeVinci
1/21: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
1/22: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
1/23: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour
1/24: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By The Sea
1/26: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
1/27: Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
1/28: Charlotte, NC @ Neighboorhood Theater
1/29: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
1/30: Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
1/31: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
2/2: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/3: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/4: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
2/5: Nashville, TN @ Cannery
2/6: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
2/7: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

Kansas City technical death metal strategists, AHTME, formerly known as The Roman Holiday, are the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expanding roster of brutality. The label will be reissuing the band’s 2013-issued The Demonization debut in early 2016.

Forged in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri, the band brings a signature and unique sound to the table. Start with surgically precise but groove-infused guitar riffs, lay them atop a percussion section as sturdy as a field of steel girders and as intricate as a handmade Swiss grandfather clock, throw in a heaping helping of raw, violent vocal incursions, and you have yourself AHTME. Following a near three-year hiatus, AHTME, are indeed back with a proverbial vengeance.

Issues the band of their union with Unique Leader, “We are excited to announce that we have signed a deal with Unique Leader. We can’t explain how awesome it is to be featured alongside all these incredible bands and such a talented roster of death metal musicians. Our first album as AHTME is fully written and we are VERY quickly making progress in hammering out every little detail. We can’t wait to work with UL for these new releases and we hope to carve out a little home for ourselves here among all these other incredible artists! Thanks to everyone who has been a fan over the years and cheers to the future! Hail AHTME!”

Though the band’s The Demonization long-player, recorded under the moniker The Roman Holiday, never had an official release, the forty-minute bruiser was well-received among their extensive local fan base and online community. Originally recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco in 2009, the album is set to be reissued during the Winter of 2016 by Unique Leader Records. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

DIMESLAND: CD Version Of Debut Full-Length From Oakland Avant-Metal Unit Out This Week On Crucial Blast; New Trailer Posted

DIMESLAND’s debut full-length album, Psychogenic Atrophy, sees its CD release through the cultivators of disobedient audio at Crucial Blast this Friday.

Appearing at the end of 2014 as a digital-only, self-released title, Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND’s Psychogenic Atrophy made an immediate and powerful impression upon those who heard it, invaded numerous end-of-year/best-of lists, and flattened just about everyone who encountered it. An in-house favorite, Crucial Blast was so blown away by this album that the label wanted to make it available as a physical release, reissuing Psychogenic Atrophy on CD in digipack packaging that features subtly unnerving cover art from Swiss photographer and performance artist Chantal Michel. This album cannot be recommend enough if you’re a fan of avant-garde death metal and progressive thrash, as DIMESLAND have produced a work of challenging, terrifying extreme metal which stands amongst the more unconventional likes of Gorguts, Cynic, Confessor, Voivod, Deathspell Omega and the like.

Shortly after the initial digital release of Psychogenic Atrophy as DIMESLAND was preparing to tour heavily on the new album, guitarist Drew Cook tragically passed away. While this leaves the future of the band uncertain for the time being, the remaining members — Drew’s brother, guitarist Nolan Cook, drummer Harland Burkhart, and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace — continue to honor their fallen comrade’s memory, and this new physical version of Psychogenic Atrophy is meant to do exactly that, even commemorating Drew in the new layout.

With members of art rock legends The Residents’ touring band and blackened prog-doom ensemble Wild Hunt amongst their ranks, DIMESLAND released the promising Creepmoon EP a couple of years prior, but even that only hinted at just how maniacal the band’s sound was to become. The eight songs on Psychogenic Atrophy combine dizzying musical complexity and fearsome dissonance with a sort of off-kilter thrash. Frantically barked vocals are employed judiciously, allowing the band to weave long stretches of instrumental mayhem. Violent, discordant riffs are folded around psychotic time signature changes, and then suddenly expand into passages of moody, doom-laden darkness. Cyclical rhythms churn beneath waves of dense, alien sound, and spastic skronk-assaults suddenly swerve into vicious angular thrash. And these guys have some serious chops. Psychogenic Atrophy’s brutality is sharpened by their technical precision and prowess and driven by utterly frenetic drumming. But it’s also a heavily layered album, each listen revealing added details and degrees of delirium. Intense stuff for sure, with an unsettling, nightmarish atmosphere that makes this album stand out further amongst the progressive metal horde. There is a surreal, ever-present malevolence lurking under the surface of these songs.

The Most Metal Xmas Present You Can Give Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore

“Essential reading for metalheads.”
– Billboard

“The definitive account of extreme metal’s origins.”
– Noisey

“If you are a fan of death metal and grindcore, you need this book in your life!”

Looking to deck the halls with Death Metal and Grindcore this holiday season? If so you need to pick up a copy of the fully redesigned version of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore. Written by Decibel Magazine Editor in chief Albert Mudrian.

Originally released on Feral House in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its (more or less) 10-year anniversary, author Albert Mudrian-editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine-has chosen life after death in the form of an expanded and revised edition, which flaunts a whopping 100 additional pages of new content.

This fully redesigned hardcover version is the inaugural release of brand-new imprint Decibel Books, and is limited to 3,000 hand-numbered copies. It boasts three new chapters (with new material interspersed among the original 10 chapters), over 50 new interviews (for a total of 200) and a new cover painting by legendary death metal artist Dan Seagrave, recalling elements of his classic Entombed and Morbid Angel album covers. Well over half of the 3000 copies printed have already been sold, so don’t miss your chance to grab one of the remaining copies before it’s too late.

Now out of print, the original Choosing Death has been translated into seven different languages around the world. This exciting history, featuring an introduction by famed DJ John Peel, tells the two-decade-long history of grindcore and death metal through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists, producers and label owners who propelled them. Phil Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera) called it “something special. This is a must-read for anyone who wants a comprehensive ‘who-did-what-when’ book. Thumbs up.”

“Choosing Death is one of the first – and most insightful – documentations about the underground music scene. I still go back to this book to indulge in the stories, the anecdotes and the overall history of a scene that was, and still is a big part of my life. I’m glad that another revised edition sees the light of day, and look forward to more hours to spend with this gem,” says At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg

Reign Eternal Announce ‘Premonitions’ EP

UK based metalcore band Reign Eternal has announced their debut EP “Premonitions, set to release December 4th.” The six track album, produced by Ash Scott features singles like “Bloodwater” and “The Amendment”, setting the band apart in Exeter scene. The band has recently released their new single, “Fighting Blind” from the forthcoming album which features Matt Stuart from The Dreamer Within.

“Being trapped in a hateful relationship, ‘Premonitions’ is the voice from some of the lowest points in our lives,” says Ryan Simmons, guitarist.

Watch Reign Eternal’s “Fighting Blind” music video below and make sure to pre-order a physical copy of Premonitions on the band’s online store.

Premonitions Track Listing
1. Intro

2. Fighting Blind

3. Bloodwater

4. The Amendment

5. Oxygen

6. Sins Of Epitah

SHATTERED SUN Announces Fundraiser Shows + Sirius XM Liquid Metal Takeover Happening Now!

Modern metal trailblazers SHATTERED SUN will never stop moving – the band just announced local fundraiser dates and an impending GoFundMe campaign to support the purchase of a new touring van to bring SHATTERED SUN to your town! So far, the band have confirmed two dates, including an acoustic show in Alice, Texas. See below and stay tuned for more dates and the GoFundMe page coming soon.

Confirmed SHATTERED SUN Fundraiser Dates:
12/11 – Alice, TX @ Revo Alice (acoustic) – 8:00pm, $10, special guests TBA
12/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock – 8:00pm, $10

This week, SHATTERED SUN is officially taking over Sirius XM Liquid Metal! The takeover has begun and runs throughout the remainder of this week. You can hear the band over the airwaves at these upcoming dates and times:

SHATTERED SUN Sirius XM Liquid Metal Takeover Times:
Tuesday November 17 – 8:00p ET
Wednesday November 18 – 4:00p ET
Thursday November 19 – 7:00p ET

SHATTERED SUN recently released their live-action packed video for the track “Waging War”.

The “Waging War” video was directed and filmed by Victory Records and Steven Garcia, and features a collection of footage from the “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour, this past summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the band’s recent hometown show in Corpus Christi, TX, and the recent first leg of the “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” tour.

SHATTERED SUN’s recently released Victory Records debut, Hope Within Hatred, is available now in-stores, online at iTunes, Amazon Music, FYE, Hastings, and wherever digital music is sold. Hope Within Hatred debuted at #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, as well as within the Top 20 on the iTunes Metal chart and Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

SHATTERED SUN is:
Marcos Leal – Vocals
Twitter: @marcos_ssun

Daniel Trejo – Guitar
Twitter: @daniel_ssun
Instagram: shattereddaniel

Jessie Santos – Guitar
Twitter: @shatteredjessie

Joseph Guajardo – Bass
Twitter: @joseph_guajardo
Instagram : @josephshattered1
Snapchat: Shatteredjoseph

Robert Garza – Drums
Twitter: @CrasRob
Instagram: shatteredrob
Snapchat: shatteredrob

Henry Garza – Keys/Samples
Twitter: @henrygarza29
Instagram: shatteredhenry
Snapchat: shatteredhenry

MARC VANDERBERG RELEASES “THE FOUR ELEMENTS” IN THE US

German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, schedules US release of “The Four Elements” for November 20, 2015

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut single,?Key to Your Heart,? was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, ?The 4 Elements,? was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of ?The Four Elements? through HEARYOU MUSIC on November 20.

?I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music?, says MARC.

ABOUT MARC VANDERBERG:
MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single ´Key to your Heart´ was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP ? including four songs ? was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe.

Spoken Releases “Falling Apart” Music Video From Upcoming Album “Breathe Again” (Out December 11th

Spoken has released a music video for their track “Falling Apart” off their upcoming record “Breathe Again” (out December 11th on Artery Recordings). “Falling Apart” is the 2nd single to be released from the album following the critically acclaimed title track “Breathe Again” (featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire) which was released earlier this year. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

Falling Apart was produced by Cameron Mizell and recorded at Chango Studios in Glendale, Arizona. The Video was directed by Sam Link of Collapse Studios and filmed in Columbia, Tennessee at a graveyard for business signs. We were fortunate enough to have Trevor Sarver from The Wedding fill in for the video, which helped us out a lot because he is such a stud and has great hair.

Falling Apart is about our past. We all have a one whether we like it or not. If our past currently affects our future, its no longer our past, Its our present which shapes our future. We can?t let our past define us, instead we need to set new goals and ambitions for our lives, free from the insecurities and doubt which cases us to fall apart. – Spoken

Feign Announce New Album, Releases “Neverest” Lyric Video

Houston-based Hardcore band Feign has announce their debut full length titled The New World Order which is set to release on December 18th. The ten track album, produced by Robby Joyner at Black Book Sound, will be the band’s first release since their EP False Hope in 2012.

“The soundtrack to a rebellion against tyranny and oppression, The New World Order is more than just a political statement: it’s a new breed of downtempo deathcore meant to bring more than the genre?s standard fare to heavy music enthusiasts. It is the culmination of three years of hard work and we are very excited to finally unleash it,” Trevor Phillips comments.

Along with the album announcement, comes Feign’s new single and lyric video, “Neverest” which premiered on Revolver.

 

Melodic Death / Black Metal band ESHTADUR set to release new EP

Colombian Melodic Death / Black Metal band ESHTADUR will release a new 5 track CD EP entitled “Oblivion” on December 1st through RebelSign. This will be ESHTADUR’s first EP
and fourth release overall.
Since their inception in 2005 ESHTADUR have been making and working with black melodic metal creations, dark melodies & tense environments. By adding harmonic scales & rough guitars with sticky phrases to a range of voices that have evolved their music to even harsher and stronger heights with each release to date. “Oblivion” is the follow up to ESHTADUR’s 2013 full length album “Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me” which won two AMS Metal Awards (Best Album, Best Video Clip).

“Oblivion” was recorded at Red Spot Studio & RebelSign Studio (Colombia) and Mixed & Mastered by Diego Rodriguez.

Cover art (Razor Images) and track listing can be found below.

“Oblivion” will be available starting December 1st on the ESHTADUR bandcamp page along with their previous releases.

In addition to the physical release through RebelSign, another pressing of “Oblivion” is expected in 2016 by Gate of Horror Rec.

COVER ART & TRACKLIST

01. In a Trance With Darkness (05:14)
02. Last Day of the Condor (03:14)
03. Heavens to the Ground (03:24)
04. The Currency of My Empire (03:25)
05. The Rebellion (04:08)

Echo Black

 

To see the men of EB, a NY/NJ Rock the F out kind of band, you instantly (I did) think Goth Metal, maybe. a biker band. Well, You could be right, but you won’t know because you missed them in concert, at the Granada in Lawrence, Ks. (Great Venue, if you haven’t made the trip over from KC). They look like Ozzy and Marilyn Manson had a love child. Tongue in cheek of course.

I would have given a lot to look like these guys, good looks, glam looks, the kind of guy, you pull your daughters hand to move her out of their way.  On top of that, every member is absolutely SOLID.

I enjoyed the opening appetizer “Burden of the day,” it was full of good beats, Bass was killin it, in the good sex kinda of way. Danny, has a great range, his upper register as good as any and better than most. I made a note that the drums were crisp.

Pleasant Nightmare, was 2nd in the setlist. It had some great harmonies. I lost Danny’s lower register in the heavy drive of Bass and Drums, I went to the cd, and likes this song, You should download it from iTunes or on one of the services.

This was followed by “In the Dark,” Set Me on Fire (Best song of the night for me)

Something to Believe In, and the Finale “Perfect” and it was.

In the 2nd song, I lost the vocals, That Risky Business movie line, “There is a slight preponderance of Bass.” I am not saying this in a negative way, This entire show was great.

I?m saying this in a “I can?t wait till they tour as a non opener,” where there is just a few more feet of stage because other bands have cleared the stage and they have a full time soundman, not someone who only worries how good the closer is.

The 98.9 and ROCKFEST groups will support these guys.

I fully give them “6 strings”, they are still in my truck cd player, tho, I have shifted their CD fm truck, to Harley, to laptop and back several times.

Echo Black can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/echoblackmusic or http://www.echoblackmusic.com/

 

Michael Bridges – Photos by Kuhl Pics

 

Marc Vanderberg Unleashes “The Four Elements” in the US

German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, schedules US release of “The Four Elements” for November 20, 2015.

MARC VANDERBERG?s debut single, “Key to Your Heart,” was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, “The Four Elements,” was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of “The Four Elements” through HEARYOU MUSIC on November 20.

“I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music”, says MARC

ABOUT MARC VANDERBERG:

MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single “Key to your Heart” was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP – The Four Elements – was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe and is scheduled for US release on November 20, 2015.

TRACK LIST

Storm, Thunder, and Lightening – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals
Key To Your Heart – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals
Devil May Care – Featuring Goran Edman on Vocals
Corrosion of Society – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals

YOU CAN FIND MARC AT:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcvanderbergofficial

Reverbnation:  https://www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg/songs

Via HearYou:  http://hearyoumusic.com/marc-vanderberg

RSS Feed: http://feeds.artistdata.com/rss.newfeeds/artist/AR-CCF1DF604315573E/rss

For review copies of Marc?s EP, “The 4 Elements,” or for interview requests, contact
christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

Escape The Fate “Hate Me Tour 2015” Aftershock Live Music Venue Merriam, Ks

escape albumA line of all ages fans waited patiently outside the venue for a few hours of seeing Escape the Fate live on a warm Autumn day in Kansas. This post hardcore rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada were there to give their mostly young energetic audience a reason to go wild! Introducing new material from their newly released album Hate Me out October 30, 2015.
Escape the Fate members are: founding member Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (vocals), Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (lead guitar), T.J. Bell (rhythm guitar), Max Green (bass guitar).
As the band entered the stage breaking out into, Just a Memory from their album Hate Me. Giving the audience permission to just go crazy! Lead vocalist Craig Mabbitt entertained the audience with his witty humor and charm. While the rest of the band members showed their individual talents that make this band work so good together.
Followed by other songs for previous albums Ungrateful, This War is Ours. The crowd eagerly waiting for Escape the Fate to start another song, they then begin Gorgeous Nightmare making the already energetic crowd into a frenzy with their familiar hit. The band kept the energy going with a variety of his from past albums.
The night actually went by very quickly considering all the bands on the bill which included: Escape the Fate, A Skylite Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, Myka Relocate, The Sin of Eve. The show soon ended though before everyone knew it. This was a great highly energetic show. No one left disappointed. If this is a show coming your way be sure not to miss it.
Not a person seemed disappointed as I went out into the parking lot looking over towards the tour bus to see Craig Mabbitt surrounded by excited fans waiting for autographs and his undivided attention. Don?t forget to get a copy of Hate Me out Now.

 

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Industrial Rockers POUND OF FLESH Reveal Ghostly “Believe” Music Video

Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Keyboardist Darrell James
New Album “Refills” Out December 11, 2015 via WuLi Records

Chicago, IL alt-industrial hard rock group POUND OF FLESH – featuring former
Ministry keyboardist Darrell James – are set to release a remix album entitled Refills on December 11, 2015 via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group. Refills will be available for pre-order via iTunes very soon.

In preparation for the release, the band is pleased to reveal their new music video for the track “Believe”.The video features POUND OF FLESH starring as some tricky ghosts – watch the video now via Bloody-Disgusting:

Darrell James delves into the concept behind the video: “In the video we (the band) are ghosts hanging out with fellow ghosts Helen and Valkyrie opera singer Tamale. While there, paranormal investigators come to the house to investigate the claims that the house is haunted. So we decide to mess with them during their investigation, scaring them out of the house.”

The “Believe” video was directed and edited by Steven McIntosh, and filmed by Beth Hollander and Elizabeth Fraiberg from e3Photography.

Refills was recorded at Drakeraven Studios Chicago 2015 and produced by Darrell James and Steven McIntosh. The album was mixed by Darrell James and mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios Chicago. The album features remixes by Steven McIntosh.

POUND OF FLESH’s previous album Pills can be ordered now via iTunes or the POUND OF FLESH website.

About POUND OF FLESH:
POUND OF FLESH was formed in the late 90’s, and released their first full-length record in 2000, entitled Red & Black. The album received critical acclaim and support from over 250 radio stations nationwide.

While touring regionally in support of Red & Black, frontman Darrell James was introduced to the legendary Al Jourgenson of Ministry. James was invited by Jourgenson to play keyboards during Ministry’s 2003 “Fornicatour.” Darrell agreed, and was subsequently asked to stay on for their 2004 “Evil Doer” tour. Additionally, Darrell’s keyboard and programming work can be heard on Ministry’s Rantology and Rio Grande Blood as well as the Revolting Cocks’ Cocked and Loaded.

In 2008, Darrell started collaborating with keyboardist Steven McIntosh on new material. After perfecting their sound and recruiting the rest of the current incarnation of the band, POF released their aforementioned 2012 album Pill. This marked the launch of what now exists as POUND OF FLESH.
POUND OF FLESH is:
Darrell James – Vocals and drum programming
Steven McIntosh – Keyboards
Alan Stehman – Guitars
Michael X Christian – Bass Guitar

To learn more about POUND OF FLESH, please visit these websites:
http://www.pound-of-flesh.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pound-Of-Flesh/215414895170740
http://www.reverbnation.com/poundofflesh
https://twitter.com/darrellpof

SWALLOW THE SUN launch video for “Rooms and Shadows”; New triple album “Songs from the North I, II & III” out now!


SWALLOW THE SUN launch video for “Rooms and Shadows”; New triple album “Songs from the North I, II & III” out now!

Melancholy death-doom masters SWALLOW THE SUN have released their eagerly awaited new triple full-length album, Songs from the North I, II & III, today!

The band also launched a brand-new video for the song “Rooms and Shadows”, taken from Songs from the North pt. I. The video was directed and produced by ex- SENTENCED and THE MAN-EATING TREE drummer Vesa Ranta. You can watch it now


Songs from the North I, II & III was received with massive media acclaim. Here are some first soundcheck results:

Legacy (DE) – album of the month!
Metal Hammer (DE) #2
Aardshock (NL) #2
Rock Hard (DE) #3

“The perfect soundtrack for bleak winters, both real and ethereal” 9 out 9
– Metal Hammer UK
“It’s an epic journey, and one that both requires and repays immersion and patience” KKKK – Kerrang

 

In continued support of “Songs from the North I, II & III”, SWALLOW THE SUN will perform their signature brand of gloom, beauty, and despair live throughout Europe on headlining dates beginning later this month. They will be accompanied by fellow countrymen Wolfheart. Complete list of dates below.

SWALLOW THE SUN live:
11.26. Berlin, K17, DE
11.27. Hamburg, Headcrash, DE
11.28. Rotterdam, Baroeg, NL
11.29. Apeldoorn, TBC, NL
11.30. Paris, Glazart, FR
12.4. Valencia, Rock City, ES
12.5. Barcelona, Apolo 2, ES
12.6. Madrid, Caracol, ES
12.8. Montpellier, Secret Place, FR
12.9. Pratteln, Z7, CH
12.10. Brescia, Circolo Colony, IT
12.11. Ljbubljana, Orto Bar, SL
12.12. Budapest, Dürer Kert, HU
12.13. Kosice, Colosseum Club, SK
12.14. Krakau, Club Rotunda, PL
12.15. Vienna, Viper Room, AT
12.16. Munchen, Backstage, DE
12.17. Weinheim, Café Zentralbar, DE
12.18. Vosselaar, Biebob, BE
12.19. Bochum, Matrix, DE

SWALLOW THE SUN is:
Juha Raivio – guitar
Markus Jämsen – guitar
Mikko Kotamäki – vocals
Matti Honkonen -bass
Aleksi Munter – keys
Juuso Raatikainen – drums
SWALLOW THE SUN online:
http://www.swallowthesun.net
https://www.facebook.com/swallowthesun
https://twitter.com/swallowthesunfi

MARC VANDERBERG SIGNS WITH HEARYOU MUSIC

German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, has signed a US distribution deal with HEARYOU MUSIC.

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut single,”Key to Your Heart,” was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, “The 4 Elements,” was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of “The 4 Elements” through HEARYOU MUSIC later this month.

“I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music”, says MARC.

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ABOUT MARC VANDERBERG:

MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. VANDERBERG’S Debut-Single, “Key to your Heart” was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP – including four songs – was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe.  He is planning a North American release of “The Four Elements” later this month through HEARYOU MUSIC.

YOU CAN FIND MARC AT:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcvanderbergofficial
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg/songs
Via HearYou: http://hearyoumusic.com/marc-vanderberg
RSS Feed: http://feeds.artistdata.com/rss.newfeeds/artist/AR-CCF1DF604315573E/rss

For review copies of Marc?s EP, “The 4 Elements,” or for interview requests, contact christine@hearyoumusic.com.

 

 

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LAMB OF GOD Announces Early 2016 U.S. Headline Tour

Featuring Support from Special Guests ANTHRAX
& More Bands TBA

Tickets On Sale Friday, November 13th

World-renowned American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon. The tour will begin on Friday, January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12th. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

General on-sale for tickets begins this Friday, November 13th at 10:00am local time. American Express Card Members can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 P.M. local time through Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 P.M. local time, in select markets.

LAMB OF GOD is touring in support of their new studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang, which launched via Epic Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts this past summer. VII: Sturm Und Drang is available for purchase now.

LAMB OF GOD 2016 Tour Dates w/ Anthrax, Deafheaven & Kylesa:
Fri/Jan-15 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE (Indoor)
Sat/Jan-16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Jan-17 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Tue/Jan-19 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Fri/Jan-22 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Sat/Jan-23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun/Jan-24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
Thu/Jan-28 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri/Jan-29 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sat/Jan-30 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Sun/Jan-31 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Feb-02 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Thu/Feb-04 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Fri/Feb-05 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Sat/Feb-06 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
Mon/Feb-08 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Tue/Feb-09 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Thu/Feb-11 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri/Feb-12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Stay tuned for more information coming soon about the tour.

About LAMB OF GOD:
Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”

In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). With the release of VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece have proven their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).

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