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VATTNET VISKAR to support PALLBEARER, TOMBS on US tour this fall‏

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After completing several North American tours with the likes of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KING PARROT, and many others, New Hampshire’s VATTNET VISKAR is ready to get back on the road this month for an East Coast run with SILVER SNAKES, followed by a more extensive trek with PALLBEARER and TOMBS this fall. VATTNET VISKAR is currently working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut full-length, Sky Swallower.

VATTNET VISKAR tour dates with SILVER SNAKES
July 16 – Toledo, OH – The Ottawa Tavern
July 17 – Chicago, IL – Livewire Lounge
July 18 – Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
July 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
July 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
July 22 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
July 23 – Richmond, VA – The Camel

VATTNET VISKAR tour dates with PALLBEARER, TOMBS
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Oct. 18 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
Oct. 19 – Champaign, IL – High Dive
Oct. 20 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
Oct. 21 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick Lounge
Oct. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct. 24 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Oct. 25 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Oct. 26 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Oct. 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Box
Oct. 30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Oct. 31 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Nov. 1 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
Nov. 2 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Nov. 5 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov. 9 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

Overkill Debut “Armorist” Music Video‏

OVERKILL has debuted an all new music video for their newest single “Armorist.”. Directed by long time collaborator Kevin J. Custer, the video depicts the raw power that emulates from the bands viscous live show.

OVERKILL will release their seventeenth LP White Devil Armory on July 22nd via eOne Music in North America, and July 18th overseas via Nuclear Blast. The effort is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Electric Age released in 2012.

OVERKILL TOUR DATES
AUGUST 2014
9  Heavy Montreal Festival – Montreal  CA
SEPTEMBER 2014
11 Empire – Springfield  VA
12  Masquerade – Atlanta  GA
13  Orpheum – Tampa  FL
15  Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City  OK
16  Scout Bar – Houston  TX
17  Backstage Live – San Antonio  TX
18  Trees – Dallas  TX
20  Rave – Milwaukee  WI
21  Mojoes – Chicago  IL
22  Agora – Cleveland  OH
23  Opera House – Toronto  CA
24  Imperial – Quebec City  CA
25  Mavericks – Ottawa  CA
26  Webster Theater – Hartford  CT
27  Starland Ballroom – Sayerville  NJ
28  Trocadero – Philadelphia  PA
OCTOBER 2014
30  Razz 2 – Barcelona  ESP
31  Shoko – Madrid  ESP
NOVEMBER 2014
1  Paradise Garaje – Lisbon PT
2  Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao  ESP
4  Live Club – Milano  IT
5  Z7 – Pratteln  CH
6  Substage – Karlsruhe  GER
7  Rosenhof – Osnabrück  GER
8  Tivoli – Bremen  GER
9  Hirsch – Nürnberg  GER
11  Colos Saal – Aschaffenburg  GER
12  Markthalle – Hamburg  GER
13  Postbahnhof – Berlin  GER
14  Essigfabrik – Cologne  GER
15  De Pul – Ueden  NL

Crowbar Announce New Tour Dates‏

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Sludge merchants CROWBAR will embark on a brand new slab of headline dates throughout the U.S. with guests HAVOK and REVOCATION. Kicking off on September 11th in Birmingham, dates span from coast to coast before wrapping up in mid October. This is the first tour in the states supporting the band’s most recent LP, Symmetry in Black.

CROWBAR
September
11 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
13 – Charlotte, NC – The Chop Shop
14 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
17 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
18 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
19 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
20 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
22 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
23 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
24 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
27 – Spokane, WA – The Hop
28 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
30 – Boise, ID – Crazy Horse
October
1 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
2 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
3 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
4 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
5 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
6 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
8 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
9 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
10 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

KATAKLYSM & SUFFOCATION UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN “CARNIVAL OF DEATH” TOUR‏

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Joining forces for the 2014 edition of the co-headlining North American “Carnival Of Death” tour will be Canadian-based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM and native New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION.  Wisconsin?s own JUNGLE ROT will be direct support; openers will be New York natives PYREXIA & INTERNAL BLEEDING.

2014 CARNIVAL OF DEATH w/ KATAKLYSM, SUFFOCATION, JUNGLE ROT, PYREXIA, and INTERNAL BLEEDING
10/03/14 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/04/14 The Webster – Hartford, CT
10/05/14 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
10/06/14 Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH
10/07/14 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/08/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/10/14 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/11/14 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
10/12/14 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/14 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/16/14 Dirty Dog -Austin, TX
10/17/14 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
10/18/14 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
10/19/14 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
10/20/14 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/21/14 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
10/22/14 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/23/14 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
10/24/14 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/25/14 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
10/26/14 The Level – Kelowna, B.C. – CANADA
10/27/14 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
10/28/14 Rock Bottom – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
10/29/14 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
10/31/14 Mine Mill Hall – Sudbury, ON – CANADA
11/01/14 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/02/14 EvoluSon – Rouyn-Norada, QC – CANADA
11/03/14 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA

THE HAUNTED reveals details for new album, ‘Exit Wounds’‏

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Sweden’s THE HAUNTED is finally ready to reveal some details about their upcoming album, Exit Wounds, which sees the band return to their classic deadly thrash metal sound! Due out August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records, Exit Wounds was once again recorded with the band’s longtime producer Tue Madsen at Denmark’s Antfarm Studio (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL, etc.)

As previously reported, Exit Wounds sees THE HAUNTED return with their revamped band line-up, featuring founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Jensen (guitars) teaming up with former members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), together with newest member Ola Englund (guitars).

THE HAUNTED live
07.08.2014 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival
08.08.2014 – Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
09.08.2014 – Vagos (Portugal) – Vagos Open Air
14.08.2014 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
23.09.2014 – Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko
24.09.2014 – Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia
25.09.2014 – Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
27.09.2014 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz
02.10.2014 – Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
03.10.2014 – Borlänge (Sweden) – Liljan
04.10. 2014 – Malmö (Sweden) – Kulturbolaget
09.10.2014 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben
10.10.2014 – Karlstad (Sweden) – Verket
11.10.2014 – Göteborg (Sweden) – Trädgårn

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…

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