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RINGS OF SATURN: Technical Death Metallers To Release Lugal Ki En; ‘The Face Implosion Tour’ 2014 To Commence Next Week‏

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Bay Area technical death metallers and self-proclaimed masters of “aliencore,” RINGS OF SATURN, will unleash their forthcoming new full-length this October via Unique Leader Records. Titled Lugal Ki En, the twelve-track offering was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies et al) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and features the drum prowess of Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator basher Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day Of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley and custom artwork by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art, who crafted the band’s seminal Dingir cover.

In advance of the record’s official release, RINGS OF SATURN will embark upon The Face Implosion Tour with Arsonists Get All The Girls, Auras and AEnimus. Set to commence on July 9th in Sacramento, the near-month long run will wind its way across the US and back again, coming to a close on August 3rd in San Jose. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN will bring their extra-terrestrial sounds to Mexico in November for four special shows with Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed.

RINGS OF SATURN – The Face Implosion Tour 2014 w/ Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras, AEnimus
7/09/2014 The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
7/10/2014 Soma – San Diego, CA
7/11/2014 Anaheim Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
7/12/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
7/13/2014 Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
7/14/2014 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/15/2014 Walters – Houston, TX
7/16/2014 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
7/17/2014 Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
7/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/20/2014 Bonnie Kate Theatre – Elizabethton, TN
7/21/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/22/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY
7/23/2014 Outpost Concert Spot – Kent, OH
7/24/2014 Paychecks Lounge – Detroit, MI
7/25/2014 Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
7/26/2014 Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
7/27/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
7/28/2014 Marquis – Denver, CO
7/29/2014 The Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
7/30/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
7/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
8/01/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
8/02/2014 Musicians Co-op – Santa Rosa, CA
8/03/2014 San Jose Rock Shop – San Jose, CA

w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed
11/20/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
11/21/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
11/22/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX
11/23/2014 Bar Un Mundo Raro – Leon, MX

NEW MUSIC FROM MUTILATION RITES “HARBINGER”‏

Take a listen to the new single “Gravitational Collapse” from MUTILATION RITES upcoming release “Harbinger“, out July 22 via Prosthetic Records.

Catch MUTILATION RITES on a headlining US tour en-route to Gilead Fest (Thou, Inter Arma) with support from Hexer at one of the following dates:

MUTILIATION RITES
7/11 New York, NY – Saint Vitus #
7/12 Clifton, NJ – Clash Bar #
7/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro #
7/14 Washington DC – The Lab #
7/15 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter #
7/16 Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop #
7/17 Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant #
7/18-7/20 Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
7/22 Iowa City, IA – Public Space One #
7/23 Omaha, NE – West Wing House #
7/24 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck #
7/25 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge #
7/26 Cincinatti, OH – Southgate House #
7/27 Harrisonburg, VA – Blue Nile #
# with Hexer

GHOUL To Revive ‘We Came For The Dead!!!’ With Vinyl Manifestation‏

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While the public is still reeling in the aftermath of the barrage of transmissions and recordings from ghastly Creepsylvanian specters, GHOUL, over recent months, the obfuscated thugs unrelentingly announce a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!!.

Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, as these unknown bandits raided the scene. Delivering a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity, and having brainwashed countless troubled souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now digs up this rotted carcass called We Came For The Dead!!! to manufacture its putrid remains on vinyl, including the album-closing rendition of Megadeth’sSkull Beneath The Skin.”

Tankcrimes is currently embalming the cadaver of GHOUL’s We Came For The Dead!!! for its public service on September 9th, where the wax edition of the more than thirty-three minute release will get the hot-shit reissue treatment on three disgusting colors of vinyl; a “More Blood” red edition in a run of 666, as well as the ultra-limited “Torch” pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a “Blood Spill” red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard w/ bonus track “We Are Creepsylvanians.” And for the CD and digital format junkies, the album comes paired up with GHOUL’s ghastly follow-up to We Came For The Dead!!!, Maniaxe, in those formats as a nifty two-for-one album deal.

Additionally, the masked miscreants are coming back to seize your soul and all your worldly possessions on another run of live assaults this Fall. Slated to commence on September 5th in Chicago, GHOUL will reduce seventeen cities to bloody rubble supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil.

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil
9/05/2014 Double door – Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire – Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 One-Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release ‘A Skeletal Domain’

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American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain. With this new entry to their extensive catalog, they’ve switched gears, opting to work with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, after having tracked their previous three outings (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture) with Erik Rutan. Boasting twelve-ominous tracks in forty-four spine-fraying minutes, the result is a massive, belligerent, and deliberate aural attack that finds the band at their peak of their notoriously hyper-kinetic, meticulously executed brutality.

As a precursor to the official unveiling of A Skeletal Domain, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off the Summer as Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Stage headliners on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and many more. Set to commence on July 5th in San Bernardino, California, the annual mega tour will stampede its way across North America throughout July and much of August, coming to a close on August 10th in Woodland, Texas.

In related CANNIBAL CORPSE happenings, this September, the band will unleash their first-ever official authorized biography. Written by Joel McIver, author of Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica and biographies on Black Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Bible Of Butchery – Cannibal Corpse: The Official Biography will contain over 150 pages loaded with photos from the band’s collection, available everywhere this Fall!

CANNIBAL CORPSE
7/01/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
7/02/2014 Tricky Falls- El Paso, TX
7/05/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA *
7/06/2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA *
7/07/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/08/2014 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA *
7/09/2014 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID *
7/11/2014 Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ *
7/12/2014 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque ,NM *
7/13/2014 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/15/2014 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/16/2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO *
7/17/2014 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI *
7/18/2014 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI Taste of Mayhem w/out Avenged Sevenfold, Korn
7/19/2014 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN *
7/20/2014 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL *
7/22/2014 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA *
7/23/2014 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga, NY *
7/24/2014 Legend Valley Concert Venue – Thornville, OH Gathering Of The Juggalos
7/25/2014 Molson Ampitheatre – Toronto, ON *
7/26/2014 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA *
7/27/2014 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT *
7/28/2014 Higher Ground South – Burlington, VT w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
7/29/2014 Darien Lake – Darien Center, NY *
7/31/2014 Sarland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/01/2014 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ *
8/02/2014 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA *
8/03/2014 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA *
8/04/2014 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/05/2014 Lakewood Amphitheatre- Atlanta, GA *
8/06/2014 Memphis International Speedway – Memphis, TN *
8/07/2014 Downtown Air Park – Oklahoma City, OK *
8/08/2014 Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX w/Suicide Silence, Wretched
8/09/2014 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas ,TX *
8/10/2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodland, TX *
*2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Date

EYEHATEGOD: Louisiana Loudsmiths Announce July Dates With Iron Reagan‏

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Following a successful live US invasion with Ringworm and Enabler, Louisiana loudsmiths, EYEHATEGOD, will take to the streets again next month on a brief but mutinous rash of live takeovers with Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention. Slated to erupt in Washington DC on July 10th, the band will level stages in six cities, the run coming to a close in Brooklyn, New York at Acheron. Additionally, EYEHATEGOD will make an appearance at this year’s edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin in October with further live infiltrations to be announced in the weeks to come.  

EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-toppling, self-titled new studio offering, their first in nearly 15 years. Released on May 27th via Housecore, the record continues to reap praise and widespread “fuck-yeahs” from fans and media both Stateside and beyond.

EYEHATEGOD w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/10/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
7/11/2014 Simons 677 – Providence, RI
7/12/2014 Bogies – Albany, NY
7/13/2014 Depot – York, PA
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space – Hamden, CT
7/15/2014 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

10/23/2014 -10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s – Austin, TX

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announce North American Live Assault

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With the official release of their new full-length, fittingly titled IX, now just days away, North Carolina crossover icons, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are very pleased to announce their first North American live assaults in support of the offering. The near two-week run will commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
7/18/2014 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ
7/19/2014 Valhalla – Wellington, NZ
7/20/2014 Churchills – NZ
7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS

w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/20/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

BAT: Speed Metal Warriors Announce Batbreaker Summer Tour With Chainbreaker; ‘Primitive Age’ EP Available For Free Download‏

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BAT, the unholy supergroup featuring Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste on bass/vocals, former DRI drummer Felix Griffin and Volture guitarist Nick Poulos, are very pleased to announce a Summer run of live infiltrations. Set to commence on August 22nd in Brooklyn, New York, the tour will trample its way through ten cities, making its final descent on Richmond, Virginia on September 5th. The band will be joined by Toronto ear bleeders, Chainbreaker, on select dates. BAT will be touring in support of their Primitive Age EP.

BAT: BATBREAKER TOUR 2014 w/ Chainbreaker
8/22/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
8/23/2014 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
8/24/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
8/25/2014 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
8/26/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/28/2014 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
8/30/2014 Wings Of Metal – Montreal, QC *
9/01/2014 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA *
9/02/2014 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *
9/05/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond VA *
* BAT only

IRON REAGAN to Release Tyranny of Will This September on Relapse Records‏

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IRON REAGAN’s Relapse debut The Tyranny Of Will is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou.  Today the band has confirmed a September 16th release date for North America, (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World).

IRON REAGAN Live
7/10: Washington, DC @ The Pinch
7/11: Providence, RI @ Simon’s
7/12: Albany, NY @Bogie’s
7/13: York, PA @ Depot
7/14: Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom / The Outer Space
7/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
7/23: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Ramming Speed
8/16: Richmond VA GWAR-B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake
8/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Venue TBD w/ Skull Fest
11/7 – 11/9: Austin TX Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores
*** All dates from July 10th – July 15th w/ EYEHATEGOD and Vektor***

Darrow Chemical Company embark on “Natural Born Grillers” Tour

Heavy punk band DARROW CHEMICAL COMPANY is currently trekking across the country and back on their “Natural Born Grillers Tour.” They are touring in support of their Plastic Smile EP. The title track can be streamed below.

 

Supporting DARROW CHEMICAL COMPANY on their Winter Park, FL (Orlando) date is the undeniably badass DESTRUCTONOMICON. A sample of their fine work can be streamed here as well.

 

DARROW CHEMICAL COMPANY “NATURAL BORN GRILLERS” TOUR
06/28/14 Covington, KY Backstage Cafe
06/29/14 Columbus, OH O’Shecky’s LIVE
07/01/14 Charleston, WV The Blue Parrot
07/02/14 Roanoke, VA Backstreet Cafe
07/03/14 Marietta, GA Swayze’s
07/04/14 Miami, FL Black Sheep House
07/05/14 Winter Park, FL The Haven Lounge
07/06/14 Cocoa Beach, FL Surfers Sports Pub
07/07/14 Melbourne, FL The Boondocks
07/09/14 Pascagoula, MS The World Famous Celtic Irish Pub
07/10/14 Mobile, AL The Blind Mule
07/11/14 Fort Worth, TX Lola’s
07/12/14 San Marcos, TX Triple Crown
07/13/14 El Paso, TX Paulina?s Badlands
07/16/14 Las Vegas, NV The Dive Bar
07/18/14 San Marcos, CA The Jumping Turtle
07/19/14 Covina, CA Nick?s Taste of Texas
07/20/14 Garden Grove, CA Nothing But A Nightmare
07/24/14 San Francisco, CA Neck of the Woods
07/25/14 Fresno, CA The Crossroads Nightclub
07/26/14 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
07/27/14 Sacramento, CA Cafe Colonial
07/28/14 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge
07/29/14 Colorado Springs, CO The Zodiac Venue/Bar
08/01/14 Kenosha, WI Hattrix Bar
08/02/14 Mount Prospect, IL Ye Olde Town Inn
08/03/14 Fort Wayne, IN Berlin Music Pub
08/05/14 Memphis, TN Murphy’s
08/06/14 Jackson, TN Empourium Blues and Rock Bar
08/08/14 Johnson City, TN The Mecca Lounge
08/09/14 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop Ghouls Night Out Fest 2014
08/16/14 Stafford Springs, CT Palace Theater w/Doyle

Killswitch Engage to Headline Dirt Fest 2014

Killswitch Engage returns to Michigan to headline Dirt Fest 2014! This is the band’s first Michigan Festival date for original vocalist Jesse Leach since the 2012 Trespass America Tour.

Coming off of a Rock on the Range appearance, and most notably, a Grammy Nomination for ‘Best Rock Performance’ for “In Due Time” from their latest Roadrunner Records release ‘Disarm the Descent’, Killswitch closes their 2013-2014 World Tour at Dirt Fest 2014!

The 2014 Dirt Fest lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Hed Pe, Nonpoint, Chimaira, Battlecross, Gemini Syndrome, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Redlight King, Like A Storm, Nothing More, Eyes Set To Kill, Gift Giver, Blue Felix, Psychostick, & A Special Mystery Co-Headliner to be announced on July 19th.

Known mostly for its quiet Outlet Mall, the town of Birch Run, MI will once again get turned on its head at Dirt Fest 2014 on Saturday, August 9th. Dirt Fest celebrates its 16th year as it presents over 50 live National and Local acts on multiple stages, proving once again that Rock & Roll is alive and kicking!

Dirt Fest is hosted by Matt and Andy Dalton of Dalton Brothers Entertainment, along with Banana 101.5 FM, and is presented by Ourtunez at the Birch Run Expo Center.

Dirt Fest is an all-day, all-ages music festival that the Daltons have developed from humble beginnings and grown a reputation for being a must attend event every year for fans of established and emerging hard rock and metal music. Dirt Fest has showcased a multitude of acts from Michigan born bands such as Pop Evil, Battlecross, Chiodos, Wilson & Critical Bill to National headlining bands like Trapt, Sevendust, In This Moment, and Clutch while continuing to make an enormous effort to feed the pot with younger developing acts.

In addition to VIP Ticket Packages, Dirt Fest will offer Meet & Greet opportunities and will have several media outlets broadcasting live coverage from the show and interviews with the bands. $35 General Admission tickets will go on sale Friday May 23 at 10am and VIP tickets are currently on sale for $80, which includes early entry into the festival, access to the VIP tent, raised seating, access to the private bar where the bands hang out, private VIP restrooms, and an event t-shirt.

For more information, please visit the website at www.dirtfest.com. Birch Run Expo Center is located at 11600 N. Beyer Rd Birch Run, MI 48415

CANNABIS CORPSE announce North American tour dates‏

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CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a string of North American tour dates leading up to their co-headlining set at this year’s Denver Black Skies Festival alongside BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA, and more. The tour, which begins on July 29 in Cleveland will run for a week traveling through Chicago, Des Moines, Merriam, Denver, and St. Louis. before concluding on August 5. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. CANNABIS CORPSE are touring in support of their new album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘.

CANNABIS CORPSE TOUR DATES
7/29 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
7/30 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
7/31 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/1 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
8/3 – Denver, CO @ Denver Black Skies Festival
8/5 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

EXMORTUS APPEARS IN NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN; WEST COAST TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 9‏

If you happened to tune in to Cartoon Network’sAdult Swim” on Monday night (23), you may have witnessed Los Angeles-based metal quartet EXMORTUS rocking out in a new Virgin Mobile commercial directed by Paul B. Cummings (“Conan,” “The Colbert Report”)! The ad — which has since aired several times nationally — can be seen below.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed Prosthetic debut “Slave To The Sword” earlier this year, EXMORTUS have logged thousands of miles shredding across North America on a near-continuous tour schedule alongside acts including Destruction, Krisiun, Dark Tranquillity, Hatchet, Omnium Gatherum and Lich King. The group will next be seen on a West Coast run supporting thrash legends Flotsam & Jetsam throughout July; full dates can be found below. Additional fall tour dates will be announced shortly.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
7/9 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go #
7/10 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
7/11 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk #
7/12 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/15 Spokane, WA – Club 412 #
7/16 Boise, ID – The Shredder #
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT – LoFi Cafe #
7/18 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/19 Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
8/2 Los Angeles, CA – Black Castle (w/ Morbid Saint)
8/22 Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s (w/ Gypsyhawk)
# with Flotsam & Jetsam

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus To Hit the Road in November

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When Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus played a handful of dates together this past May, every date was sold out and fans experienced a night of some of the best metal on the planet. So, with Scion proudly presenting, Slayer will hit the road this fall with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus. Kicking off November 12 in Oakland, CA, playing through to December. 5 in Detroit, MI.  The confirmed itinerary is below.

NOVEMBER
12 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15 Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18 ACL Live, Austin, TX
19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25 The Armory, Albany, NY
26 Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER
2 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
4 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
5 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

KING DIAMOND Announces North American Fall Tour‏

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KING DIAMOND has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: a full North American tour this Fall! The long-awaited trek will commence on October 11th in Atlanta and wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.

KING DIAMOND will be joined on stage by longtime band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Additionally, North American fans will bear witness to the band’s full European festival stage show. These will be the most ambitious and largest North American productions of the band’s entire history. A special guest support act for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

KING DIAMOND North American Tour 2014
10/11/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
10/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
10/16/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia – Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/22/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/31/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/01/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX

AT THE GATES to begin recording new album ‘At War With Reality’

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The pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, are about to begin the recording sessions for their much anticipated comeback studio album. Featuring the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), the band has just wrapped up pre-production work for their new material and is ready to commence the recording sessions for the upcoming At War With Reality album in the next days.

Having most recently performed a blistering set at Maryland Death Fest in the USA, AT THE GATES has already announced the dates for their At War With Reality tour throughout Europe and the UK. All upcoming AT THE GATES shows, including a newly confirmed show in Dublin, Ireland in January 2015, are as follows:

AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014
10.07.2014 – Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival

AT THE GATES + Support
20.11.2014 – Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
21.11.2014 – Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
22.11.2014 – Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON
27.11.2014 – Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
28.11.2014 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
29.11.2014 – Malmö (Sweden) – KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON
04.12.2014 – London (UK) – Forum
05.12.2014 – Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
06.12.2014 – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
07.12.2014 – Birmingham (UK) – Academy
08.12.2014 – Cardiff (UK) – Solus
10.12.2014 – Essen (Germany) – Turock
11.12.2014 – Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
12.12.2014 – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 – Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
14.12.2014 – Wien (Austria) – Arena
16.12.2014 – Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
17.12.2014 – Munich (Germany) – Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 – Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
19.12.2014 – Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 – Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES + BLOODSHOT DAWN
31.01.2015 – Dublin (Ireland) – Academy

Ministry To Release Double CD/DVD, “Last Tangle In Paris”‏

Ministry, the legendary, six-time Grammy-nominated, explosive and highly unpredictable band that brought industrial-metal music to the mainstream, will release “Last Tangle in Paris,” a CD/DVD package that documents the band’s 2012 “DeFiBriLaTour,” featuring live performances, in-studio, rehearsal and backstage footage, and one-on-one interviews.

Last Tangle in Paris” is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD package.

Last Tangle In Paris” was filmed on July 28, 2012 at Paris’ La Cigale. Content includes Ministry classics such as “Psalm 69,” “N.W.O.,” and “Just One Fix” (full track listing is below).  As a special bonus, the digipak version comprises a Ministry tour retrospective double audio album with live performances dating back to 2006.

DVD/BluRay and Audio CD Track Listing
Ghouldiggers
No “W”
Senor Peligro
LiesLiesLies
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves

CD1/Retrospective Track Listing
Ghouldiggers
No “W”
Senor Peligro
Rio Grande Blood
99%ers
Life Is Good
Relapse
The Last Sucker

CD2/Retrospective Track Listing
Psalm 69
New World Order
Just One Fix
Thieves
Khyber Pass
Fear is Big Business
Let’s Go
Watch Yourself
So What

ALLEGAEON Premiere Video for “Our Cosmic Casket”

ALLEGAEON recently completed work on a video for their song “Our Cosmic Casket” from their new album “Elements of the Infinite,” which will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories.

In support of their new album “Elements of the InfiniteALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of “The Artery Metal Tour“.  The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

ALLEGAEON Album Release Show
06/21: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater – (Special 2 Hour Set)

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

ELUVEITIE: “KING” SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED‏

Swiss folk metal pioneers ELUVEITIE have released “King,” the first single off their upcoming sixth studio album Origins, due for release on August 1st in Europe, August 4th in the U.K. and August 5th in North America.

Origins was recorded at the New Sound Studios in Switzerland with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONER), features album artwork by Glanzmann, and is the follow-up to 2012′s Helvetios.

WATAIN featured on TMZ for hurling pig’s blood into crowd during Brooklyn performance‏

This past Sunday (June 15th), Swedish black metal tyrants WATAIN returned to North America to deliver their infamous stage ceremony of blood, fire, and death. During this special performance at the Brooklyn Bazaar, the band hurled pig’s blood into the crowd, baptizing NY fans in filth.

While WATAIN’s Brooklyn concert will be the trio’s only US appearance of 2014, the band promises to bring their uncompromised live show back to the States soon. Fans abroad can catch WATAIN at various European festivals throughout the summer, where the band will be playing in support of their critically acclaimed fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, which was unleashed last year worldwide via Century Media Records.

WATAIN live
Jun. 20–Hellfest–Clisson, France
Jun. 27–Grasspop Metal Meeting–Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 26–Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival–Volosyanka, Ukraine
Aug. 1–Resurrection Fest–Viveiro, Spain
Aug. 7–Party San Open Air–Schlotheim, Germany
Aug. 8–Getaway Rock Festival–Gavle, Sweden
Aug. 16–Summer Breeze Open Air–Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
Sept. 5–Meh Suff! Metal-Festival–Hüttikerberg, Switzerland
Sept. 6–Fall of Summer Festival–Torcy, France

CONQUERING DYSTOPIA to release self-titled debut on LP via Century Media Records‏

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CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, the project featuring guitar extraordinaires Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow along with CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Alex Webster on bass and drummer Alex Rudlinger, has announced that the vinyl edition of their self-titled debut album will be released via Century Media Records and in stores July 7th in Europe and July 8th in North America.

The album was originally crowd-funded last year (and exceeded their goal in less than 24 hours) and released this past March. The all-instrumental album was mixed at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and contains 12 tracks that, in addition to Loomis’ epic shredding and Merrow’s insane riffs, also feature guest guitar solos by Wes Hauch (ex-THE FACELESS) and Ola Englund (ex-SIX FEET UNDER, THE HAUNTED).

The band was put together by Loomis and Merrow; Loomis previously contributed a guest guitar solo to Merrow’s second album, Awaken The Stone King, which was released in 2011. They quickly struck up a friendship and had the idea to record additional music together. Webster and Rudlinger soon joined the fold and the songs quickly came together. They decided to self-release the album and seek donations from fans to cover their expenses, thinking it would be a simple, low-key affair. Demand was so high and the reviews so strong that they were asked by fellow instrumentalists, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, to accompany them on their Spring North American tour. Given the strong reaction to both the album and their live show, new music and additional touring is certainly possible. Time will tell…

INTERNAL BLEEDING Completes Work On ‘Imperium’

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New York death metal icons, INTERNAL BLEEDING, recently completed tracking their forthcoming new full-length, Imperium. Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium serves as the band’s most sonically pulverizing output to date.

The band enlisted the talents of Suffocation guitar and vocal legends Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen who each make a guest appearance on the album: Hobbs with a ripping solo on the track, “Patterns Of Force: Act II: Plague Agenda” and Mullen with a twisted trade-off vocal alongside frontman Keith DeVito on “Patterns Of Force: Act I: The Discovery.” And to keep ties with INTERNAL BLEEDING’s roots, former IB throat Frank Rini also makes an appearances on “Visitant” and “Aftermath.”

FULL OF HELL & NOISEM Extend West Coast Tour To Devour The Country‏

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Following the recent declaration that A389 combatants FULL OF HELL and NOISEM will wage total war on the West Coast US this August, today the threat goes nationwide as the bands now extend the raging trek to consume the entire country.

On August 13th, blazing death-infused divebomb thrashers NOISEM and harsh noise/powerviolence cultivators FULL OF HELL will unite at Jam 24/7 in Newark, Delaware beginning the grueling thirty-five city itinerary. The full tour, which runs counter-clockwise through the entire American population and includes eight West Coast shows with DropDead headlining, will come to a burning halt in A389′s hometown of Baltimore on September 17th.

Preceding the full US run, NOISEM will rip through audiences across the tri-state area in July, including a slot on the massive four-day This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, performing the opening night, Thursday, July 27th with Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Crowbar, Overcast, Ringworm, Xibalba and more. On Saturday, August 2nd, NOISEM will raid Colorado for the first of the two packed nights of Denver Black Sky II, joining Municipal Waste, Nails, Cephalic Carnage, Transient and tons of others.

Meanwhile, FULL OF HELL this week continues their European tour with D.O.C., with nineteen more shows to take place over the next three weeks.

FULL OF HELL European Tour w/ D.O.C. [ONGOING/REMAINING DATES]
6/17/2014 Prostar – Cakovet, HR
6/18/2014 Gozsdu Manó Klub – Budapest, HU
6/19/2014 Das Bach – Vienna, AT
6/20/2014 Punx Picnic – Wroclaw, PL
6/21/2014 Chmury – Warsaw, PL
6/22/2014 Rozbrat – Poznan, PL
6/23/2014 Koma F – Berlin, DE
6/24/2014 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/25/2014 JUZ Mannheim – Mannheim, DE
6/26/2014 L’Excalibur – Reims, FR
6/27/2014 Unicorn – London, UK
6/28/2014 Temple of Boom – Leeds, UK
6/29/2014 13th Note – Glasgow, UK
6/30/2014 The Black Bull – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
7/01/2014 Kraak Gallery – Manchester, UK
7/02/2014 Static – Swansea, UK
7/03/2014 Edge of the Wedge – Portsmouth, UK
7/04/2014 Het Bos – Antwerp, BE
7/05/2014 Dynamo – Eindoven, NL*
*No D.O.C.

NOISEM
7/12/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Columbian Necktie, Permafrost, Pigeon Down
7/18/2014 Ratscape – Baltimore, MD
7/24/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore [info]
8/02/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO @ Denver Black Sky [info]

FULL OF HELL and NOISEM US Tour
8/13/2014 Jam 24/7 – Newark, DE w/ Artificial Brain, Ides, Sleep Disorder, Wojtek
8/14/2014 Certain Death – Pittsburgh, PA [NO NOISEM]
8/15/2014 Tangent Gallery – Detroit, MI [NO NOISEM]
8/16/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI [NO NOISEM]
8/17/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN [NO NOISEM]
8/18/2014 The Hideout – Omaha, NE
8/19/2014 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY
8/20/2014 Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
8/21/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
8/22/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ DropDead
8/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ DropDead
8/24/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA w/ DropDead
8/25/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ DropDead
8/26/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ DropDead
8/27/2014 7th Street Warehouse-Los Angeles, CA w/ DropDead
8/28/2014 Che Café – La Jolla, CA w/ DropDead
8/29/2014 The Dial – Murrieta, CA w/ DropDead
8/31/2014 Chinatown DIY – Fresno, CA
9/01/2014 TBA – Las Vegas, NV
9/02/2014 51 West – Tempe, AZ
9/03/2014 The Jam Spot – Albuquerque, NM
9/04/2014 TBA – Denver, CO
9/05/2014 Art Closet – Kansas City, MO
9/06/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/07/2014 Infrastructure – Evansville, IN
9/08/2014 Vinos – Little Rock, AR
9/09/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
9/10/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/11/2014 Mangos – Houston, TX
9/12/2014 TBA – New Orleans, LA
9/13/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
9/14/2014 Mammal Gallery – Atlanta, GA
9/15/2014 Milestone – Charlotte, NC
9/16/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/17/2014 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD

MISERY INDEX share video for “The Calling”‏

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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