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BROKEN HOPE Unveils Cover Artwork for ‘OMEN of DISEASE’ Album

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BROKEN HOPE has unveiled the album cover artwork for their new, long-awaited album, OMEN of DISEASE. The cover painting was created by world-renowned horror-artist, Wes Benscoter (Slayer, Cattle Decapitation, Autopsy, Kreator, etc).

BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner comments: “Wes Benscoter is one of my favorite artists, EVER. In my opinion, he’s right up there with Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, and Todd Schorr. Ever since Benscoter did our REPULSIVE CONCEPTION and LOATHING album covers, I?ve wanted to work with him again. I was beyond thrilled when Benscoter agreed to take on the OMEN of DISEASE project…and he nailed it! He’s captured the vile essence, putrid vibe, and apocalyptic, disease-laden horror of OMEN of DISEASE. Thank you for creating another masterpiece, Wes Benscoter.”

OMEN of DISEASE was recorded between two studios: drums were exclusively recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI. with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), and the remaining bulk of the album was completed at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL. with engineer Scott Creekmore (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, LIVIDITY). OMEN of DISEASE is slated for worldwide release in October via Century Media Records.

CATTLE DECAPITATION Releases New Video For “Your Disposal”

CATTLE DECAPITATION has launched a brand new video for “Your Disposal” from their most recent album, Monolith of Inhumanity. The band worked with Mitch Massie once again to create an irreverent, grotesque piece of cinematic artistry.

Notes CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Travis Ryan: “Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest album Monolith of Inhumanity. Here we see Eve giving birth to humanity, a living, breathing piece of primordial meat birthed into the dirt making its way through the Garden Of Eden, hell-bent on destruction…A clean and conscious monolith foretelling what could be possible given the fact that humans exhibit superior traits of intelligence, instead the earth is flooded with technological fallout and debris by the hands of man. This video is very much a prequel to our other videos ‘Forced Gender Reassignment’ and of course, ‘Kindgom of Tyrants.’”

CATTLE DECAPITATION is currently dismantling stages across North America on the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, this year’s lineup features CATTLE DECAPITATION alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn and Thy Art is Murder. See remaining dates below:

CATTLE DECAPITATION on The Summer Slaughter Tour
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA **no Norma Jean **w/ special guests Unearth
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
8/18/2013 The Venue – Caldwell, ID **Off date w/ Revocation, Aeon, Thy Art Is Murder, Dark Sermon
8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR

Chimaira debut their new video for “All That’s Left Is Blood”

This morning, Chimaira debuted their brand new video for “All That’s Left Is Blood” online. The track can be found on the band’s latest release, Crown of Phantoms, available tomorrow on iTunes.

Chimaira is currently on tour with Threat Signal, The Browning and Dark Sermon.

07/26 Springfield, VA – Empire
07/27 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/28 Orlando, FL – The Social
07/29 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
07/31 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
08/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/02 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
08/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/04 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
08/06 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
08/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
08/08 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
08/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
08/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
08/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
08/13 CO Springs, CO – Black Sheep
08/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
08/16 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
08/17 Columbus, OH – Frontier Ranch
08/18 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
08/20 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of The Living Arts
08/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
08/22 Boston, MA – Middle East
08/23 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
08/24 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
08/25 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s


Metallica today revealed the details of Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture), the soundtrack companion to the forthcoming groundbreaking 3D feature film, Metallica Through The Never. The two disc CD set will be released on the band’s own record label Blackened Recordings on September 24th and highlights last year’s career spanning sets at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film. The soundtrack is available for digital pre-order tonight at midnight EST and both the CD and digital album will be available 9/24 at all retailers. There will also be a vinyl edition of the soundtrack album available in both 33 1/3RPM and special limited numbered 45RPM versions later in the fall. See below for a complete track listing.

“Let’s hear it for the old school soundtrack!” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. Not only are we beyond psyched about our movie coming your way shortly, but the fact that we get to share the music directly in all these formats is way fuckin’ cool.”

Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)
Disc 1
Disc 2

HANK3 Announces TWO New Releases. New Country DOUBLE ALBUM, “Brothers Of The 4×4” and New Punk Album “A Fiendish Threat”


The king of hellbilly, Mr. HANK3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases, hitting stores October 1, 2013. HANK3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4×4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project “3“.  Brothers of the 4×4 will also be available as a single LP vinyl version, and A Fiendish Threat will be available as a double LP vinyl version.

Besides living the songs subject matter first, HANK3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn’t enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well.  Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD,  ccording to HANK3 “my mind is all over the place”. But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count ‘em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so HANK3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4×4 and A Fiendish Threat.

The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on “Possum In A Tree” by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin’ guitar to feathers and shreds.

With Brothers of the 4×4 and A Fiendish Threat set for release October 1st, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank 3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. For this touring cycle, fans will get to taste the hardcore punk horror rock of A Fiendish Threat, a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of Hank 3′s musical identity as his country roots.

HANK3 Tour Dates
8/24 Austin, TX @ The Austin Bat Fest
8/25 Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
8/26 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
8/27 Lawrence (KC), MO @ Granada
8/29 Sauget, IL @ Pops
8/30 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
8/31 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
9/1 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
9/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter
9/4 Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
9/5 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/6 Richmond, VA @ National
9/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
9/8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

WARTORN: Trek To The Power Of The Riff Begins This Week. Joins M.D.C. And Opposition Rising Tour


Following a short break after several stateside tours this year, including a hefty excursion with Raw Power, Wisconsin crustbrigade WARTORN will take their caravan back to the highways this week.

After a double-show kickoff in their hometown of Appleton this Friday, August 2nd WARTORN will make an eastward trek to Chicago to take part in the three-day Clit Fest alongside twenty or more underground bands, activism/rights workshop and more. They’ll then plow westward to rendezvous with Opposition Rising and hardcore legends MDC for a West Coast tour, including the two-day The Power Of The Riff in LA with The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Hirax, Black Breath, Iceburn, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise and a ton more.

Since 2004, WARTORN has assaulted humans live across thirteen countries in North America and Europe and released an arsenal of recordings on Profane Existence, Crimes Against Humanity and more before hooking up with Southern Lord, who released the band’s brutal Iconic Nightmare in January. Keeping up their raging tradition of pissed-off socio-political crustpunk/hardcore in the realm of Victims, Disfear, Words That Burn and labelmates Wolfbrigade and From Ashes Rise, Iconic Nightmare brandishes WARTORN’s most powerful warcries and energetic attacks to date.

WARTORN Tour Dates
8/02/2013 The Subterranean – Appleton, WI w/ Powerslop [5pm show]
8/02/2013 The Maritime – Appleton, WI w/ Old Nails, CYP [9pm show]
8/03/2013 Co-Prosperity Sphere – Chicago, IL @ Clit Fest – matinee show
8/04/2013 West Wing – Omaha, NE
8/06/2013 Red Room PDX – Portland, OR w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, Absinthe Rose
8/07/2013 The Ink Annex – Eureka, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising
8/08/2013 The Metro – Oakland, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, Fucktard, Jedi Scum
8/09/2013 601 Bar & Grill – Fullerton, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, SMD, Vindictive
8/10/2013 The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
8/11/2013 house show – Las Vegas, NV w/ Vihan Rytmi , Nests, Unfair Fight
8/12/2013 Launchpad – Albuquerque NM w/ Howl, Lord Dying, Hanta, Rezin Tree
8/13/2013 Circle 7 – Denver, CO w/ Cascabel, Of Feather And Bone
8/14/2013 Minibar – Kansas City, MO

AMON AMARTH: Deceiver of the Gods European headline tour announced!


AMON AMARTH has revealed that they will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this November and December in support of their latest album “Deceiver of The Gods.” Extremely special guest on all dates will be CARCASS with added support from HELL.

 07.11. Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle (Germany)
08.11. Tilburg – O13 (Nehterlands)
09.11. Osnabrück – Hyde Park (Germany)
10.11. Brussels – AB Hall (Belgium)
18.11. Paris – Olympia (Paris)
19.11. Ludwigsburg – Arena (Germany)
20.11. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
22.11. Zürich – Komplex (Switzerland)
23.11. München – Kesselhaus (Germany)
24.11. Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) – Live Club (Itlay)
27.11. Berlin – Columbiahalle (Germany)
28.11. Leipzig – Haus Auensee (Germany)
29.11. Hamburg – Docks (Germany)

Destructonomicon release debut EP


Orlando’s DESTRUCTONOMICON have released their debut EP. Their blend of thrash metal and punk is on display in the single “Scientific Method

News on a full length and live performances will be forthcoming. Check out “Ten Foot Tall Tony’s” review of DESTRUCTONOMICON here

SIRIUS XM Liquid Metal Kicks Off ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Weekend – Airing NOW Through Monday, July 29th at 3:00AM ET


Sirius XM Liquid Metal’s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL weekend kicked off just under two hours ago! Liquid Metal will be airing their program, dubbed “an audio guide to the 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL”, all weekend through July 29th at 3:00AM Eastern Time!

Every hour you will hear behind the scene interview clips with Mayhem artists ROB ZOMBIE, AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, BATTLECROSS, BUTCHER BABIES, EMMURE, HUNTRESS, BORN OF OSIRIS, ATTIKA 7, JOB FOR A COWBOY, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEAYou will also get the chance to hear NINE exclusive concert performances from bands taking part in North America’s biggest heavy music touring festival.  See concert breakdown schedule below.

Machine Head (Scranton PA)
Friday 7/26 @ 9am ET (6am PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 3pm ET (Noon PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 2am ET (11pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 7pm ET (4pm PT)

Mastodon (Holmdel NJ)
Friday 7/26 @ 9pm ET (6pm PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 5pm ET (2pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 4am ET (1am PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 11pm ET (8pm PT)

Children Of Bodom (Holmdel NJ)
Friday 7/26 @ 7pm ET (4pm PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 1pm ET (10am PT)
Monday 7/29 @ 1am ET (10pm PT)

Battlecross (Scranton PA)
Friday 7/26 @ 5pm ET (2pm PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 10am ET (7am PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 9pm ET (6pm PT)

Butcher Babies (Holmdel NJ)
Saturday 7/27 @ 1am ET (10pm PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 9pm ET (6pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ Noon ET (9am PT)

Emmure (Holmdel NJ)
Friday 7/26 @ 11pm ET (8pm PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 7pm ET (4pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 11am ET (8am PT)

Job For A Cowboy (Scranton PA)
Friday 7/26 @ Noon ET (9am PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ Midnight ET (9pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 5pm ET (2pm PT)

Born Of Osiris (Holmdel NJ)
Saturday 7/27 @ 3am ET (Midnight PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ 11pm ET (8pm PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 3pm ET (Noon PT)

Thrown Into Exile (Holmdel NJ)
Friday 7/26 @ 3pm ET (Noon PT)
Saturday 7/27 @ Noon ET (9am PT)
Sunday 7/28 @ 9am ET (6am PT)

ALLEGAEON Releases “Secrets Of The Sequence” Performance Demo; Full US Tour Begins Today!

ALLEGAEON recently completed a brand new performance demo video. Watch as guitarist Greg Burgess and bassist Corey Archuleta show fans how they play “Secrets of the Sequence,” the epic closing track to their latest studio offering, Formshifter.

In addition to the video, fans will be able to see ALLEGAEON LIVE throughout the US for the next two months, beginning today. The band is performing a series of headlining shows leading up to their US tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil. The confirmed listing of dates can be found below

Comments Burgess of the tour: “We are super stoked to be getting back on the road, and we think we’ve got a pretty fun set for the fans. Our headlining shows will be about an hour, playing songs from every release of our career, including the debut of a brand new song ‘The Fibonacci Series.’ As for the bulk of the tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil, we’re incredibly excited. We’ve been wanting to tour with our buddies in Wretched for a long time now, and are stoked to finally see it come to fruition. And it’s gonna be awesome to meet our label mates Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil! This tour is gonna blow people’s minds! Bring your riot gear.”

7/26/2013 Phil’s Radiator – Pueblo, CO
7/28/2013 The Miramar Theater  – Milwaukee, WI
7/29/2013 High Noon – Madison, WI
7/31/2013 The Underground- Sandusky, OH
08/01/2013 The American Legion  – Sterling, KY

w/ Wretched, Abiotic, Rivers Of Nihil
8/02/2013 Ziggy’s Winston, Inc. – Winson-Salem, NC
8/03/2013 Mojo Main – Newark, DE
8/04/2013 Gators – Jeannete, PA
8/06/2013 Championships – Trenton , NJ
8/07/2013 Devlin?s Irish Pub – Atco, NJ
8/08/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
8/09/2013 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
8/10/2013 Peabody?s – Cleveland, OH
8/11/2013 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
8/13/2013 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
8/14/2013 Camelot Hall – Portage, IN
8/17/2013 Skyway Theater: Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
8/19/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
8/20/2013 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2013 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
8/22/2013 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
8/23/2013 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
8/24/2013 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
8/25/2013 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
8/26/2013 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
8/28/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/29/2013 Club LA – Destin, FL
8/30/2013 Jack Rabbit – Jacksonville, FL
8/31/2013 The Speakeasy – Lake Worth, FL

Headlining shows
9/01/2013 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/02/2013 The Plughouse – Columbus, GA
9/03/2013 JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
9/04/2013 Fubar – St Louis, MO
9/05/2013 Blackstone Tavern – Manhattan, KS
9/06/2013 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
9/07/2013 Hodis Halfnote -Ft Collins, CO
9/08/2013 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

MACABRE: Mini-Tour For 20th Anniversary Of Sinister Slaughter Begins Next Week


Chicago’s legendary Murder Metal trio MACABRE will embark on a mini-tour next week in gala of the twentieth anniversary of their seminal Sinister Slaughter album.

MACABRE blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam and signature genre, “Murder Metal.” Miraculously still comprised of the same decomposing torsos which founded the band in 1985 – vocalist/guitarist Corporate Death, drummer Dennis The Menace and bassist/vocalist Nefarious – the infamous MACABRE henchmen will stalk, slash and stampede their way through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio with four brutalizing performances celebrating the passing of two decades since their maniacal Sinister Slaughter LP was released via Nuclear Blast in April of 1993.

Every MACABRE fan in the region should forge a path to one of these special shows, as the band will exhume hymns they’ve not delivered on-stage in an extremely long time. While the band is likely to pull some surprises and switch things up, the set list for these shows is rumored to include “Killing Spree,” “Howard Unrah (What Have You Done Now?!),” “Mr. Albert Fish (Were Children Your Favorite Dish),” “Montreal Massacre,” “The Ted Bundy Song,” “What?s That Smell?,” “Apartment 213,” “Dr. Holmes (He Stripped Their Bones),” “Konerak” and more, along with the Sinister Slaughter classics “Zodiac,” “Nightstalker” and “Vampire Of Düsseldorf.” MACABRE will bringing some new and classic merchandise on the road with them including Black Knight shirts, trucker caps, classic Albert Fish shirts, Established 1985 shirts, McMassacre shirts, girls slasher logo tank tops and shirts, Grim Scary Tales picture LP’s, patches, stickers and much more.

MACABRE Sinister Slaughter 20th Anniversary Mini-Tour
8/01/2013 Thompson House – Newport, KY
8/02/2013 The Khyber Pass – Philadelphia, PA
8/03/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY @ Deathfest w/ Phobia, Malignancy, Internal Bleeding
8/04/2013 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH @ Sinister Sunday



As they near the end of a successful North American headlining tour, the Los Angeles-based heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL have just been announced as direct support for Orange Goblin’s six-week North American fall tour, which kicks off in New Orleans on Sept. 27. Tickets will go on sale next Friday (August 2).

Hailed as “the second coming of Judas Priest” (Washington Times), HOLY GRAIL have spent much of past the year touring with the likes of Anthrax, Exodus, Hellyeah, High On Fire and Municipal Waste in support their sophomore release “Ride The Void,” of which Decibel claimed “You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness.”

Catch HOLY GRAIL at one of the following shows!
7/25    San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
7/26    West Hollywood, CA — Whisky A Go-Go
9/27    New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
9/28    Austin, TX – Red 7 #
9/29    Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #
9/30    Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
10/1    Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar #
10/2    Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room #
10/4    Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst #
10/5    Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite #
10/6    San Diego, CA – Soda Bar #
10/8    Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory #
10/9    Oakland, CA – Oakland Opera House #
10/10  Eugene, OR – Oak Street Speakeasy #
10/11  Portland, OR -  Fall Into Darkness Festival #
10/12  Seattle, WA – The Highline #
10/13  Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater #
10/15  Calgary, AB – The Palomino #
10/17  Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop #
10/18  Saskatoon, SK – Amigos #
10/19  Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Hotel #
10/20  Fargo, ND – The Aquarium #
10/21  Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
10/22  Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
10/23  Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme #
10/24  Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #
10/25  Dayton, OH -  Rockstar Arena #
10/26  Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater #
10/27  London, ON – London Music Hall #
10/28  Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
10/29  Ottawa, ON – Mavericks #
10/30  Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques #
11/1    Springfield, VA – Empire #
11/2    Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus #
11/3    West Chester, PA – The Note #
11/5    Richmond, VA – Strange Matter #
11/6    Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall #
11/7    Asheville, NC – Broadway’s #
11/8    Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
11/9    Nashville, TN – Exit/In #
# w/ Orange Goblin

CARCASS: “Captive Bolt Pistol” 7″ Release Announced!


CARCASS have announced that they will release the track “Captive Bolt Pistol” as a limited 7″ with bonus track on Aug. 9th (Rest of EU) / Aug 11th (UK) / Aug 13th (US). The single will be available both digitally and on colored vinyl.

Captive Bolt Pistol track list
Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol
Side B: Intensive Battery Brooding


FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is pleased to announced their signing to eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Guitarist Will Putney offers his own words on the news: “We’re extremely happy to be working with eOne/GoodFight. I can remember buying Martyr A.D. and Fortheloveof CDs from Carl when I was a teenager so to have a record released by the man himself is very humbling. We love Guy at Black Market and everything he’s done for us during our time with Black Market Activities. He took a chance on us when Nate and I had some demos in a computer and we owe a lot to that dude. Everyone please support that catalogue, Black Market has the coolest bands!”

The band will release their newest LP called “Hellbound” on Sept 10th, 2013. There is a teaser available




Avenged Sevenfold today announced venue and on-sale information for their recently announce Hail To The King Tour – a headlining U.S. arena tour to take place this October and the band’s first full scale American tour since 2011. Known for their epic live show, the band will debut exciting new live production on the upcoming run of dates which kicks off in Chicago, IL on Thursday, October 3rd at Allstate Arena and wraps on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. See below for a complete list of dates with on-sale information.

Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Tour
3rd  – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
5th – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
6th – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
8th – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
9th – Boston, MA – TD Garden (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
12th – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
13th – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
15th – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
16th – Orlando, FL – Amway Center (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
18th – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (On-Sale 8/9 @ 10am)
19th – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (On-Sale 8/9 @ 10am)
20th – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (On-Sale 8/9 @ 10am)
22nd – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
23rd – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)
26th – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center (On-Sale 8/2 @ 10am)

EXHUMED Exposes Impending LP’s Title Track

exhumed necro

As West Coast gore crew EXHUMED prepares to drop their fifth official studio full-length, Necrocracy, upon society in two weeks, today the title track of the splatter platter has been exposed. Stated founding mouth/throat/axe Matt Harvey on the track’s creation: “Not only is this the title track for our new record, it was the first song we finished putting together for the writing process and helped set the tone for the record. It’s big, nasty and heavy, like your weird drunk aunt that smells like Funyuns and laughs too loud at Thanksgiving dinner. This one has a little of everything, dual geetar action, fist pumping build ups, rapid fire drum fills and all the gore and grime you’ve come to expect from an exhumed track. Check it out and piss off some neighbors!”

A ten-track bloodbath of sonic severity, the record serves as EXHUMED’s most psychologically traumatizing, musically precise and lyrically profound creation to date. Necrocracy is clearly EXHUMED’s political manifesto for a new dark day! Recorded at Arcane Digital Recording in Chandler, Arizona with Ryan Butler (Misery Index, Landmine Marathon, Phobia), the drums tracked at Trench Studios in Corona, California with John Haddad (Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Intronaut), Necrocracy will be released via Relapse Records in North America on August 6th, 2013, August 2nd, 2013 in Germany/Benelux and August 5th, 2013 in the UK/world and come available in CD, LP, deluxe LP and digital formats. The limited edition Necrocracy Party 2013 Political Rally Pack contains a deluxe LP plus a bonus CD with the entire album + five exclusive tracks, a pin set, bumper sticker and poster pack! Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies worldwide!

EXHUMED’s ongoing European Takeover is wrapping up this week, to be immediately followed by an official LA release party for Necrocracy on August 8th. The Fall months will see the bastards hitting the streets again for a month-long North American trek with labelmates Dying Fetus.

EXHUMED European Takeover 2013 [remaining dates]
7/24/2013 Garage – Munich, Germany
7/25/2013 Eisenwahn – Obersinn, Germany

EXHUMED Necrocracy Release Party
8/08/2013  The Joint – Los Angeles, CA

EXHUMED w/ Dying Fetus
10/04/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
10/05/2013 The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
10/06/2013 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
10/07/2013 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/09/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/10/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/11/2013 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/12/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
10/13/2013 Warehouse 21 – Santa Fe, NM
10/14/2013 Rocky Point – Tempe, AZ
10/15/2013 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/16/2013 The Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
10/17/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/18/2013 Branx – Portland, OR
10/19/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/20/2013 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/22/2013 Republik – Calgary, AB
10/23/2013 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
10/24/2013 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
10/25/2013 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
10/26/2013 Station-4 – St Paul, MN
10/27/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/29/2013 Peabodys – Cleveland, OH
10/30/2013 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/31/2013 Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/01/2013 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
11/02/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

Alter Bridge To Release ‘Fortress’ In October

Alter Bridge will launch their 4th studio album ‘‘ Citadel ‘ on October 8th. The band will perform at Orlando’s Home of Blues on October Fourth prior to beginning a European trip on October 16th.

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SOULFLY Announce New Album Details and Guest Musicians!

SOULFLY have announced Savages as the title to their upcoming ninth studio album. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera’s 21-year-old son Zyon on drums. Savages will be released as a limited edition digipak CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download on October 1 (North America) and October 4 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast.

Guest vocal appearances on Savages include bass player Tony Campos, Igor Cavalera (LODY KONG), CLUTCH’s Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH’s Mitch Harris and Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR fame.

Savages track list
01. Bloodshed (feat. Igor Cavalera)
02. Cannibal Holocaust
03. Fallen (feat. Jamie Hanks)
04. Ayatollah Of Rock ‘N’ Rolla (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. Master Of Savagery
06. Spiral
07. This Is Violence
08. K.C.S. (feat. Mitch Harris)
09. El Comegente (feat. Tony Campos)
10. Soulfliktion
Limited Edition CD & 2LP vinyl bonus tracks
11. Fuck Reality
12. Soulfly IX

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: “Labyrinth” Album Trailer Posted!


Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, have posted a trailer for their upcoming album Labyrinth

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it,” stated vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi recently. “We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a  metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

You can now stream the brand new track “Elegy

08/06/13 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08/07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
08/08/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/09 /13Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
08/10/13 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL FESTIVAL
08/11/13 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
08/13/13 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
08/14/13 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/15/13 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/16/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
08/17/13 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
08/18/13 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
08/19/13 Regina, SK – Riddel Center @ UoR
08/20/13 Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
08/21/13 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
08/23/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
08/24/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
08/25/13 San Francisco, CA ? DNA Lounge
08/26/13 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
08/27/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/28/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/29/13 Tempe, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
08/31/13 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09/01/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/03/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/04/13 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/05/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/06/13 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

BLACK TUSK Premiere New Video

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Yesterday saw the release of the long awaited new EP Tend No Wounds from BLACK TUSK.  Today BLACK TUSK  premiered the new video for the song “Truth Untold“.  The video was directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates.

BLACK TUSK will play a select number of regional dates in support of Tend No Wounds. These dates start July 24th in Augusta, GA and run through July 27th in Memphis, TN. BLACK TUSK will also return to Europe this autumn. The band will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

North American Dates
July 24                        Augusta, GA                          Sky City
July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia
July 26                        Louisville, KY                        Diamond Pub
July 27                        Memphis, TN                          New Daisy Theater

Full European tour dates
13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er
14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins
17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3
18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite
19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá
20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena
21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place
22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club
23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk
24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine
25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21
26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena
27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium
28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar
29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007
30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia
01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie
03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver
04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient
06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ
07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly
08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar
09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego
10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern
2.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova


DAGOBA have released a lyric video for their very first single called “I Reptile” from their new record, “Post Mortem Nihil Est” due out Nov 5th, 2013 here in the States.

The band also recently confirmed their very first tour on American soil with DIR EN GREY.

DIR EN GREY w/ Dagoba
Nov 03     Trees                                             Dallas, TX
Nov 04     Scout Bar                                     Houston, TX
Nov 06     Center Stage                                     Atlanta, GA
Nov 08     Baltimore Soundstage                             Baltimore, MD
Nov 09     The Theatre of Living Arts                     Philadelphia, PA
Nov 11     Irving Plaza                                     New York, NY
Nov 12     Paradise Rock Club                             Boston, MA
Nov 14     The Opera House                             Toronto, Canada
Nov 16     House of Blues                                     Chicago, IL
Nov 17     The Varsity Theater                             Minneapolis, MN
Nov 19     The Bluebird Theatre                             Denver, CO
Nov 21     Showbox at the Market                             Seattle, WA
Nov 23     The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center     San Francisco, CA
Nov 24     House of Blues Sunset Strip                     Los Angeles, CA

THE OCEAN Unveils New Video; European Headlining Tour Announced

THE OCEAN has launched a brand new video for “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” from their most recent album, Pelagial. The band’s first official music video, not counting previous videos composed of live footage, was directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach and produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray.

Founding guitarist Robin Staps comments: “This clip is blending performance footage with excerpts from Craig Murray’s Pelagial movie, which was released along with the limited edition CD and vinyl boxset versions of the album. We’ve never really done a clip like that before, but it was great fun making this.”

THE OCEAN are currently making their way through North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the progressive sound contortionists are currently leveling stages nightly alongside the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Following their Stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, China and Russia. See all confirmed dates below.

THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour [remaining dates]
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/25/2013 The Scott Inn – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
8/15/2013 Club Antares – Omaha, NE ***
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
8/21/2013 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC ***
8/24/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX ***
9/01/2013 The Wall – Taipeh, TWN ***
9/04/2013 Hidden Agenda – Hong Kong, HKN ***
9/05/2013 B10 – Shenzhen, CHN ***
9/06/2013 SD – Guangzhou, CHN ***
9/07/2013 Vox – Wuhan, CHN ***
9/08/2013 46 House – Changsha, CHN ***
9/11/2013 Yuylntang – Shanghai, CHN ***
9/12/2013 Nuts – Chongqing, CHN ***
9/13/2013 Little Bar – Chengdu, CHN ***
9/14/2013 Mao – Beijing CHN ***
9/15/2013 13 Club – Tianjin, CHN ***
9/19/2013 Megapolis – Irkutsk, RUS ***
9/21/2013 Era – Krasnoyarsk, RUS ***
9/22/2013 Mayak ? Tomsk, RUS ***
9/23/2013 Rock City – Novosibirsk, RUS ***
9/25/2013 Plan-K.Tone – Tyumen, RUS ***
9/26/2013 Nirvana – Yekaterinburg, RUS ***
9/28/2013 Plan B – Moscow, RUS ***
9/29/2013 Arktika – Saint-Petersburg, RUS ***
***THE OCEAN headlining shows

THE OCEAN Festival Performances
10/03/2013 FZQ Freiseitzentrum West @ WestEnd Festival – Dortmund, Germany
10/06/2013 JC Sjiwa @ Progpower Europe – Baarlo, Netherlends
10/13/2013 Essigfabrik @ Euroblast Festival – Cologne, Germany

THE OCEAN w/ Shining, Tide From Nebula, Hacride
10/29/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany
10/30/2013 Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
10/31/2013 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
11/01/2013 The Garage – London, United Kingdom
11/03/2013 Divan du Monde – Paris, France
11/05/2013 Apolo 2 – Barcelona, Spain
11/06/2013 Caracol – Madrid, Spain
11/07/2013 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
11/09/2013 AudioDrome – Turin, Italy
11/10/2013 Traffic – Rome, Italy
11/11/2013 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/12/2013 Backstage Club – Munich, Germany
11/13/2013 Salzhaus – Winterthur, Switzerland
11/14/2013 La Poudriere – Belfort, France
11/15/2013 Zeche Carl – Essen, Germany
11/17/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany
11/18/2013 Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
11/19/2013 Alibi – Wroclaw, Poland

ALL PIGS MUST DIE: “Nothing Violates This Nature” Out Now


Anticipation has been brewing for weeks now, and as the release date of ALL PIGS MUST DIE’s brand new album Nothing Violates This Nature is now upon us, today this entire brutal LP is now streaming in its entirety at Revolver. Check out the opening track Chaos Arise

Combining the talents of musicians hailing from Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse and more, ALL PIGS MUST DIE fuses some of the most straightforward metal/hardcore elements into anthems as instantly infectious as they are incendiary. Recorded by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Brad Boatright.

SOULFLY: Second In-Studio Trailer Posted!


SOULFLY have posted their second in-studio video blog for their as-of-yet-untitled ninth studio album. The record was produced by the world-renowned Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN), and will also be the first to feature Max Cavalera’s 21-year-old son Zyon on drums.

Expect a release tentatively in the Fall of this year via Nuclear Blast.

DEVILDRIVER Announce Co-Headline Tour With Trivium


In support of their new release Winter Kills, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.  Trivium will also be on the road in support of their new release, details on which will be announced soon.  Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis.  Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America: “It’s been almost a year since DEVILDRIVER have toured the US. I am stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road. This tour will be a mixture of DEVILDRIVER favorites and a bunch of new stuff off of our new record Winter Kills. I cannot wait for the record to come out and to get back to what we do best, play live. Touring with our friends in Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis is just the fucking bonus!

DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis
9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom
9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona
9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore
10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA

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