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Until Dawn release track Roamers And Lurkers from their latest album ‘Horizon’, exclusively on SMN

Until Dawn’s intense energy, intoxicating guitar riffs along with their lively stage shows has shown that their location in the remote northern depths of Fort McMurray, Alberta will not slow them down. Mixing the sound of modern metal and classic rock, brothers Luke and Deke Worrell, with Adam MacLeod and Steve White have created a sound appealing to both young and old alike. This modern sound with a classic throwback was evident in their self-titled debut that was released in early 2011. Since that release, Until Dawn has enjoyed great success from their hard work and determination.

Their hit single “Table and the Plastic” was on steady rotation at local Fort McMurray station Rock 97.9FM, which aided in strong support for the band’s very successful tour of Western Canada, which included festival performances and sharing the stage with such as acts as rock legends KISS, where they wowed the audience with their own brand of modern metal.

The band released their sophomore album Horizon in August 2013, building on their previous success and setting new plans to bring their music to larger audiences around the world. All in all, Until Dawn is melodic metal at its finest, and this is just the beginning.

Horizon Booklet Cover

1. Roamers And Lurkers
2. Strings Of The Dammed
3. The Red Sun Rises This Day
4. Third Knee
5. This Fallen Fortress
6. A Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks
7. DNR
8. Time Tested Fortune
9. The Trial
10. Polar Parallels
11. Horizon
12. WM3 (Bonus Track)
13. Richard (Bonus Track)

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(L-R) – Steve White – Guitar, Darren Ehler – Bass, Adam Macleod – Vocals, Luke Worrell – Drums, Deke Worrell – Guitar (Photo Credit – Barrett Klesko – FadeBlack Studios United)

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Korn, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Kiss, A Day To Remember, Hell Yeah, All Else Fails, Fozzy, Ill Scarlett, Without Mercy, Unleash The Archers, 3 Inches of Blood, Striker



Gift Of Gods, the new band from Nocturno Culto – one half of the acclaimed Norwegian duo, Darkthrone – will release its debut mini-album ‘Receive‘ on November 5 via Peaceville Records. A new mini-site for the upcoming album has been launched online featuring an edit of the new song “Enlightning Strikes.”


A labor of love over several years since its initial inception, ‘Receive‘ was performed and recorded by Nocturno at his own studio. ‘Receive‘ was mixed & mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, after having recently worked with Nocturno on Darkthrone’s The Underground Resistance.

LORD DYING Announce North American and European Tour Dates

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LORD DYING has been on the road non-stop since the release of their critically acclaimed debut Summon the Faithless earlier this year via Relapse Records.The band has not stopped touring and has no plans to stop anytime soon.  In addition to their appearance at Phil Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside Pig Destroyer, Down, Repulsion and many others LORD DYING has announced a run of dates for October and the beginning of November in North America.

Next year the band will be heading to Europe for the first time for an extensive tour with label mates Red Fang and TeePee Records artist The ShrineLORD DYING has also confirmed an appearance at the 2014 Roadburn Festival.  A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Also check out their song “Value of Pity“.  The song is only available on the deluxe digital edition of Summon the Faithless.  

10/18: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
10/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10/20: Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
10/22: Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge w/Self Inflicted
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Bryan St Tavern w/Black Queen
10/24: Austin, TX @ Housecore Horror Film Festival @ Emo’s East
10/29: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock w/Black Queen
10/30: San Diego, CA @ The Void w/Archons, Black Queen
11/1: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp w/Psychosomatic, Ghulehim, Valley of Thrones
11/2: Arcata, CA @ Alibi w/Black Queen

LORD DYING European Tour With Red Fang and Shrine
1/18/14: Geneve CH @ Usine PTR
1/19/14: Orleans FR @ Astrolabe
1/20/14: Nantes FR @ Ferraileur
1/21/14: Bordeaux FR @ Krakatoa
1/22/14: Bilbao ESP @ Kafé Antzoki
1/23/14: Oporto PT @ Club
1/24/14: Lisbon PT @ Music Box
1/25/14: Madrid ESP @ Sala Copérnico
1/26/14: Barcelona ESP @ Bikini
1/28/14: Toulouse FR @ Connexion
1/29/14: Clermont-Ferrand FR @ Wild Festival
1/30/14: Mezzago IT @ Bloom
1/31/14: Livorno IT @ The Cage Club Theatre
2/1/14: Bologna IT @ Locomotiv Club
2/2/14: Ljubljana SLO @ Channel Zero
2/4/14: Rijeka CROATIA @ Palach
2/5/14: Budapest HU @ Dürer Kert
2/6/14: Prague CZ @ Futurum
2/7/14: Athens GR @ Gagarin 205
2/8/14: Thessaloniki GR @ Eightball

3/14/14: Köln GER @ Essigfabrik
3/15/14: Hasselt BEL @ Muziekodroom
3/16/14: Paris FR @ Divan Du Monde
3/17/14: Sheffield UK @ Corporation
3/18/14: Manchester UK @ Sound Control
3/19/14: Glasgow UK @ Classic Grand
3/20/14: Birmingham UK @ Institute Temple
3/21/14: London UK @ Islington Academy
3/22/14: Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar
3/23/14: Nijmegen   NL @ Doornroosje
3/25/14: Hamburg GER @ Knust
3/26/14: Gothenburg SWE @ Truckstop Alaska
3/27/14: Oslo NOR @ John Dee
3/28/14: Stockholm SWE @ Debaser Strand
3/29/14: Copenhagen DK @ Pumpehuset
3/30/14: Berlin GER @ Lido
3/31/14: Warsaw POL @ Basen
4/1/14: Wien AT @ Arena
4/3/14: München GER @ Backstage
4/4/14: Leipzig GER @ Taubchenthal
4/5/14: Stuttgart GER @ LKA
4/6/14: Wiesbaden GER @ Schlachthof

WATAIN appears on Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 “Take Five and Company” morning show


Having graced the magazine covers of Decibel (USA), Terrorizer (UK), Metalized (DK),Rock Hard (DE), Scream (NO), Sweden Rock (SE), Rock Tribune (BE), and Metallian (FR), Swedish black metallers WATAIN have left a media buzz in the wake of their new album’s release and subsequent world tour. Currently on the road in North America, the band’s own Erik Danielsson (vocals, bass) and Hakan Jonsson (drums) checked-in with Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 “Take Five and Company” for an exclusive interview about their trek in support of their fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, as well as the emergence of Swedish bands in the metal scene.

Amid the tracks teeming with WATAIN’s classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being“their most daring album yet” (Decibel Magazine). For a preview of The Wild Hunt, be sure to check out the following (more…)

Hear it First: Motörhead’s New Album, ‘Aftershock’

With nearly 40 years and 20 studio albums under their belts, the speed metal icons in Motörhead are still holding the ace of spades – and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. This month, Lemmy Kilmister (who will be 68 this Christmas Eve!) and the boys are releasing their first album of original material in three years, Aftershock, which has been touted as one of the most anticipated releases of 2013.

The set won’t be out officially until October 22, but Yahoo Music is excited to offer fans a premiere of the entire album one week ahead of time. Consider it an early Halloween treat!

Motörhead?s New Album, ?Aftershock?

Motörhead’s New Album, ‘Aftershock’

Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is yet another perfect MOTÖRHEAD record, boasting 14 riff-monsters, placing MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free! All of the bands involved in the ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, butMOTÖRHEAD’Aftershock came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.

Aaron Buchanan (vocals) and Rob Ellershaw (bass) – Heaven’s Basement

When the Going To Hell tour pulled into Anaheim, CA., was there to have a brief chat with UK Rockers, HEAVEN’S BASEMENT. Being the middle band of a tour that also features THE PRETTY RECKLESS and Russia’s own LOUNA, frontman Aaron Buchanan and bassist Rob Ellershaw were in good spirits and enjoying their time in America.

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EYEHATEGOD: Melvins Drummer Dale Crover Volunteers To Play With EHG At The Housecore Horror Film Fest

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Following the tragic death of EYEHATEGOD drummer Joey LaCaze, legendary Melvins basher, Dale Crover, recently volunteered to seize the drum stool for the band’s scheduled set at the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest later this month. (more…)

SiriusXM Liquid Metal To Broadcast Exclusive DEICIDE & BROKEN HOPE Interview Specials Starting Today


Death Metal fans are in for a treat this week, as SiriusXM Liquid Metal (channel 40) will be broadcasting two interview specials with DEICIDE and BROKEN HOPE that will be heavy enough to make the heavens rumble, and fire and brimstone quiver in their wake.

LIQUID METAL host Shawn “The Butcher” Winkler caught up with both DEICIDE and BROKEN HOPE when the NO SALVATION TOUR 2013 (see dates below) stopped in New York City October 6.

DEICIDE will release ‘In The Minds Of Evil‘ on November 25 via Century Media Records – in addition (more…)

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: Southern Lord Confirms BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini


On Friday, October 21st, 2011 – one month after releasing their fourth studio album, Celestial Lineage, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM recorded two live tracks at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. Southern Lord now confirms a special vinyl release of these sessions confirmed to hit later this Fall.

Prayer of Transformation” and “Thuja Magus Imperium” are the two tracks recorded on that day, taken from their lauded album Celestial Vintage and spanning two sides of vinyl and twenty minutes. Entitled BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini, this session is testament to the band’s ability to inspire awe with homespun strands of metaphysical ambiance and painstakingly flexed sinews of metal, and is a must for all fans of the band as well as followers of contemporary metal.

Southern Lord will release BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini in North America on November 26th, 2013.

ANNIHILATED: Los Angeles Death Metal Squadron Enter Studio


Los Angeles death metallers, ANNIHILATED, are set to enter Trench Studios in Corona, California later this month to record the beast of brutality that will be 13 Steps To Ruination. Set for release via their new label home of Unique Leader Records, 13 Steps To Ruination will be produced by drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn). Drums will be recorded by producer/engineer John Haddad (Abysmal Dawn, Exhumed, Intronaut).

Forged in 2008 by guitarists Eric Matranga and Robert Fimbres following the demise of their former band Excretion, ANNIHILATED crafts maniacal death metal hymns focused on promoting rational thought and to question what’s being force-fed to the masses via mass media. In 2012, drummer Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) joined the group with the same values and ideologies. Helping to further their musical purpose, he added a new dimension of percussive flavor and syncopation to the music. Shortly thereafter, the band recruited ex-Decapitated bassist Martin Rygiel to lay down bass tracks for their EP, Injected. Rygiel’s roaring bass assaults and vast musical knowledge supplemented their already refined brand of relentless aggression. The self-released Injected EP was recorded and produced at Trench Studios by Fuller, features guest vocals by Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn, Bereft), a special guitar solo by Fancesco Artusato (All Shall Perish, Fancesco Artusato Project) and serves as a taste of the sickness to come with six face-liquefying tracks of extreme, uncompromising death metal.



The Greek symphonic death metal act SEPTICFLESH has entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens to record the 10 songs that will appear on their new, as-yet-untitled full-length album, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 release “The Great Mass.” This time around, the band will record with producer and former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Fear Factory, Gojira) while once again collaborating with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, the group will also utilize full regular and children’s choirs on the new album, which will surely further enhance the epic nature of their music.

The group, who recently headlined the “Conquerers of the World” North American tour, will take part in next year’s 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise. The band’s new album is scheduled to be released in North America via Prosthetic Records in early 2014.


Italian atmospheric metal virtuosos NERO DI MARTE have unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” the second track off of their self-titled debut.

Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band is excited to announce their first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 11).

12/11 Burlington, VT-  Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH- Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL- Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC- Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY- Saint Vitus

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST – Year Of The Snake; Four Days Of Mayhem Takes Over Tucson Tonight


SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST 2013: Year Of The Snake, the second annual installment of the Tucson-based extreme underground music gathering featuring over sixty bands in four days, begins tonight.

A fully DIY undertaking, envisioned and organized by Tucson-based sludgecore instigators GODHUNTER, the SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST is a low-cost event for all ages and brings a one-of-a-kind festival to the Southwestern sector of America. Following the dominant 2012 debut of SWTF, this year’s installment of the now annual outing has more than doubled in duration and has expanded to include a more sizable roster of national acts and dozens more crushing newcomers.

Beginning tonight, October 10th, and running through Sunday the 13th at The Rock, the SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features Sacred Reich Vehemence (more…)

Grammy Award-Winning Hard Rock Innovators Korn Inducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk

Guitar Center is proud to announce the  induction of Grammy Award-winning hard rock innovators Korn, into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The private, invite only induction ceremony took place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Noon at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of Korn will took their place amongst fellow rock idols in Guitar Center’s RockWalk. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, Korn also released their hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, The Paradigm Shift.

Grammy Award-Winning Hard Rock Innovators Korn Inducted into Guitar Center?s Historic RockWalk

Grammy Award-Winning Hard Rock Innovators Korn Inducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk

“When you look at the names of the other people inducted here all you can say is ‘wow!’ What an honor!” says Jonathan Davis of Korn. (more…)



Releases October 15 through Profound Lore Records.

I have no fear in proclaiming this my album of the year. Yes, those are bold and possibly foolish words to start a review on, but there they are. New York’s finest genre-bending metal act, Castevet, has returned with their sophomore effort Obsian, and it was worth the wait. This album is everything you would expect, and more from the masterminds that birthed the monstrous Mounds of Ash. If you were a fan of that album, then this one is a no-brainer, and if you haven’t heard it, where have you been? Castevet has one of the most distinctive styles in American metal, with trademarked vocals, a patented riffing style, and drums that, remarkably, don’t blastbeat. Like, ever.

Main ax-man Andrew Hock wastes no time on this album, starting things off with a powerful passage in “The Tower”.  The aptly-titled “Cavernous” earns its namesake through frantic riffing, echoed vocals, and a shimmering, enlightening transition halfway through the track that elevates the song to more ethereal realms. “The Curve” picks up halfway through with some truly twisted riffing that bobs and weaves around the buzzy twanging of the bass guitar. The truly enjoyable interplay between instruments as evidenced on this album brings to mind fellow Northeasterners Dysrhythmia – not the worst band to be in bed with. (more…)



Released Oct. 1 via Willowtip Records

This is the hardest kind of album to review because I didn’t love it or hate it. Sounds of the End delivered everything I expected out of it. All the musical gymnastics are there, but sometimes they sounded forced. I say this exact same thing in a lot of my reviews and I’ll say it again here – bands, there is nothing wrong with showing off your playing ability, but please do it within the structure of the song instead of forcing it. There were some really strong songs (Soldiers of the Endtime, The Great Orbs Beyond Our Skies) and even a couple of places where I was truly impressed. The vocals were strong throughout, ranging from a deep growl to a higher register scream and even some clean parts in a couple songs. Overall though, I just wasn’t blown away. If this were the first tech death metal I’d ever heard I might be more impressed, but it isn’t, so I’m not.

To continue with the baseball metaphor I’ve used in past reviews, this album is a solid double. The problem with a solid double is that sometimes your solid double comes right after the guy hitting before you comes up with the bases loaded and smacks a 500 ft. homer out of the stadium and onto the freeway, which is exactly what label mates Gigan did with their last release. It makes your solid double seem forgettable. Is it fair to judge a band’s album based on the strength or weakness of that album compared to another band’s? I don’t know, but that’s whats happening.

The other thing that bothered me about this album was the bare bones production. Gigan did the same thing and it kinda bothered me on their album too. I don’t know if this is like the new thing to do, or if only Willowtip bands are doing it, or if it’s just these two bands who happen to both be on the same label and it’s just an isolated thing. Whatever the case, it’s a bad idea and should stop immediately. It causes your album to sound thin and weak, quite frankly. There is a reason that bands use drum samples and eight tracks of rhythm guitar – because it sounds good.

Anyway, Sounds of the End is ok, but in my opinion it’s getting a little more praise than it deserves. Overall score 7/10

Reviewed by Alonzo Mosely aka Slippery Jim, the other half of the legendary Crotchduster. Alonzo also plays guitar for the undeniably badass Destructonomicon

GORGUTS Announce Headlining North American Tour‏


Death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a new North American headlining tour in December. The trek, which begins on December 11th in Burlington VT, will travel through the United States and Canada before ending on December 21st in Brooklyn, NYC. The tour sees GORGUTS supported by ORIGIN and NERO DI MARTE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. GORGUTS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album, ‘Colored Sands‘.

Check out the lyric video for Forgotten Arrows

12/11 Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH @Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC @ Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

WARBRINGER Announce European tour with Iced Earth


In light of the upcoming release of the bands fourth studio album, IV: Empires Collapse, Los Angeles based WARBRINGER are now pleased to announce their return to Europe with Metal icons ICED EARTH and ELM STREET. This tour will follow their full U.S. tour with KREATOR and OVERKILL. Dates can be seen below.

Overkill, Kreator + Warbringer 2013 North American Tour Dates
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Joint – Warbringer Album Release**
10/30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage – Kreator close
10/31 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Trocadero – Overkill close
11/1 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium – Overkill close
11/2 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda – Kreator close
11/3 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House – Kreator close
11/4 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar – Kreator close
11/5 – Columbus, Ohio @ Al Rosa Villa – Overkill close
11/6 – Joliet, Ill. @ Mojoes – Overkill close
11/7 – Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada – Kreator close
11/8 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theater – Kreator close
11/9 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue – Overkill close
11/11 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theater – Kreator close
11/12 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon – Overkill close
11/13 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre – Kreator close
11/14 – San Fran, Calif. @ Filmore – Kreator close
11/15 – Anaheim, Calif. @ The Grove – Kreator close
11/16 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre – Kreator close
11/17 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater – Overkill close
11/18 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees – Overkill close
11/19 – San Antonio, Texas @ Backstage Live – Kreator close
11/21 – Louisville, Ky. @ Diamond Pub & Billiards – Kreator close
11/22 – W. Springfield, Va. Empire – Overkill close
11/23 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48 – Overkill close
11/24 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48 – Overkill close
**Note:  The Joint show is Warbringers CD release party in Los Angeles and is not part of the Kreator & Overkill Tour.

09.01.2014 Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
10.01.2014 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropol
11.01.2014 Antwerp (Belgium) – Trix
12.01.2014 Birmingham (England) – O2 Academy
13.01.2014 Dublin (Ireland) – Button Factory
14.01.2014 London (England) – O2 Academy Islington
15.01.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo
17.01.2014 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol
18.01.2014 Lisbon (Portugal) – Paradise Garage
19.01.2014 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City
20.01.2014 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2
22.01.2014 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
23.01.2014 Romagnano (Italy) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena
24.01.2014 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Siska
25.01.2014 Zagreb (Croatia) – Pogon Jedinstvo
26.01.2014 Sarajevo (Bosnia) – Club Sloga
28.01.2014 Bucarest (Romania) – Silver Church
29.01.2014 Istanbul (Turkey) – Kucukciftlik Park
31.01.2014 Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205
01.02.2014 Thessaloniki (Geece) – Principal Club
02.02.2014 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape 5
04.02.2014 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
05.02.2014 Budapest (Hungary) – Club 202
06.02.2014 Wien (Austria) – Szene
07.02.2014 Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik
08.02.2014 Zlin (Czech Republic) – Masters Of Rock
09.02.2014 München (Germany) – Backstage Werk
11.02.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Astra
12.02.2014 Köln (Germany) – Essigfabrik
13.02.2014 Bochum (Germany) – Zeche
14.02.2014 Osnabrück (Germany) – Rosenhof
15.02.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
16.02.2014 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega
18.02.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers
19.02.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Medis

4ARM announces North American tour with Slayer, Gojira‏


Australian thrash metal export 4ARM has announced an extensive North American tour with the legendary Slayer, set to commence this month in Las Vegas, Nev. Direct support on the five-week-plus trek will come from French extreme metal act Gojira.

4ARM is touring in support of its third studio album, 2012’s Submission for Liberty, which released on Rising Records. Check out the video for the title track

4ARM w/ Slayer & Gojira
10/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/27 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/28 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/30 – San Jose, CA @ Events Center at San Jose State University
11/01 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Center
11/03 – Calgary, Canada @ Stampede Corral
11/04 – Edmonton, Canada @ Shaw Center
11/05 – Saskatoon, Canada @ Prairieland Park
11/07 – Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Center
11/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/13 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
11/15 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/17 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/19 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/21 – Toronto, Canada @ Ricoh Coliseum
11/23 – Montreal, Canada @ CEPSUM/ University of Montreal
11/24 – Quebec City, Canada @ Pavilion de la Jeunesse
11/26 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
11/27 – New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/29 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena

SKELETONWITCH: ‘Unfit’ For Disney, But Fit For A Wedding

Fresh off a short run of dates supporting Ghost B.C., the Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet SKELETONWITCH has announced a hometown release party for their highly anticipated new album, “Serpents Unleashed,” which will take place on the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event — which will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on Oct. 23 — are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be quickly followed by another lap around America in early 2014, this time alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando — where the tour stops on Jan. 27 — SKELETONWITCH will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head and others who have been deemed “unfit to be associated with” Disney, on whose property the venue is located. (This happens here all the time. It’s ridiculous and annoying, not to mention unnecessary, since there are several venues in town capable of hosting a show this size. PLEASE stop booking here.)

Although SKELETONWITCH might not be welcome at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During the band’s live performance in Fresno on Nov. 15, local fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage — making local venue Strummer’s their own happiest place on Earth. Says groom-to-be Bartlett, “Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that SKELETONWITCH are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren’t words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together.”

See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are “unfit to be associated with” at one of their below dates.

10/14   Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
10/23   Athens, OH – The Union (record release show)
10/24   Cleveland, OH – Peabody?s Concert Club ^
10/25   Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club ^
10/26   Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
10/27   Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
10/28   Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
10/29   Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle ^
10/30   Montreal, QC – La Tulipe ^
10/31   Ottawa, ON – Ritual ^
11/1      London, ON – Rum Runners ^
11/2      Toronto, ON – Mod Club ^
11/4      Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
11/6      Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
11/7      Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub ^
11/8      Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
11/9      Calgary, AB – The Den ^
11/11     Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
11/12     Spokane, WA – The Center ^
11/13     Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
11/14     South Lake Tahoe, CA  – Whiskey Dick?s Saloon ^
11/15     Fresno, CA – Strummers ^
11/16     Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
11/17     Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
11/18      El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
11/19     Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
11/20     Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
11/21     Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
11/22     St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
11/23     Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
11/24     Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
11/25     Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
11/26     Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
11/27     Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
1/17/14  Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18/14  Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20/14  San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21/14  Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22/14  Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23/14  New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14  Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25/14  Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26/14  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/29/14  Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
1/30/14  Norflok, VA – The NorVA *
1/31/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/01/14  Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/03/14  Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
2/04/14  New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/07/14  Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/08/14  Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/09/14  Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11/14  Denver, CO – Summit Tree *
2/12/14  Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater *
2/14/14  San Francisco, CA – The Regency *
2/15/14  Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14  San Diego, CA – House of Blues %
# with Ghost B.C.
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder & Fallujah & Wolvhammer
*  with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
% with Enslaved



The Southern California quartet EXMORTUS — whose invigorating twin-guitar mix of neoclassical shred, Bay Area thrash, progressive death and traditional heavy metal has earned the group a devoted following in the Western U.S. — has signed a worldwide contract with Prosthetic Records (Skeletonwitch, Holy Grail, Scale The Summit). The group’s full-length Prosthetic debut and third album overall will be released in February of 2014, when they will tour North America with Dark Tranquillity and Omnium Gatherum.

Prior to that, EXMORTUS will team with San Francisco thrashers Hatchet for the “Death Upon The West” tour, which kicks off in Fullerton, Calif. on Nov. 2. A complete list of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Co-founded a decade ago by then-teenage cousins Conan (vocals/guitar) and Mario Moreno (drums), EXMORTUS self-released several demos and EPs before signing with Heavy Artillery Records in 2007. The group’s 2008 debut “In Hatred’s Flame” and 2011 follow-up “Beyond The Fall Of Time” earned praise for their “frighteningly aggressive thrash blended with both death metal and NWOBHM bluster” (Blabbermouth), and their exuberant, shred-heavy live performances can convert even the most jaded heshers into enthusiastic headbangers.

EXMORTUS with Hatchet
11/1    Tijuana, MX – Dia De Los Muertos Street Festival ^
11/2    Fullerton, CA – The Riff Haus
11/3    Phoenix, AZ – The Red Owl
11/4    Alburquerque, NM – Gasworks
11/5    Las Vegas, TX – Black Bettys Pit
11/6    Lubbock, TX – The O Bar
11/7    Midland, TX – The Pinebox
11/8    Austin, TX – TBA
11/9    San Antonio, TX – The Limelight
11/10  Houston, TX – The White Swan
11/11  Dallas, TX – Wit’s End Bar
11/12  Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
11/13  Kansas CIty, MO – The Riot Room
11/15  Denver, CO – TBA
11/16  Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
11/17  Boise, ID – The Shredder
11/18  Portland, OR – Sound Control
11/19  Eugene, OR – Tinys Tavern
11/20  Medford, OR – Musichead
11/21  Sacramento, CA – TBA
11/22  San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
11/23  Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon ^
11/24  Los Angeles, CA ^
^ Exmortus only

EXMORTUS with Dark Tranquility & Omnium Gatherum
2/1/14    Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
2/2/14    Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/3/14    New York, NY – Stage 48
2/4/14    Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2/5/14    Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
2/6/14    Quebec City, QC – Dagobert
2/7/14    Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
2/8/14    Toronto, ON – The Opera House
2/9/14    London, ON – London Concert Theatre
2/10/14  Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
2/11/14  Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
2/12/14  Joliet, IL – Mojoes 22
2/13/14  Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
2/14/14  Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
2/15/14  Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
2/17/14  Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
2/18/14  Seattle, WA – El Corazon
2/19/14  Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
2/21/14  San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
2/22/14  West Hollywood,CA – House of Blues
2/23/14  Tempe, AZ – Club Red
2/25/14  Dallas, TX – Trees
2/26/14  Houston, TX – Scout Bar
2/28/14  Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
3/1/14    Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
3/2/14    Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

NECROPHOBIC Stream New Track‏


Cult Swedish death/black metal powerhouse NECROPHOBIC have released the third track from their forthcoming new album, ‘Womb of Lilithu‘. The new track, titled “Asmodee” is streaming now at Revolver Magazine. ?Womb of Lilithu‘ is slated for release via Season of Mist on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide). NECROPHOBIC also recently released the track “Furfur” from their forthcoming album. It can be heard below


Formed in 1989, the highly-influential NECROPHOBIC are widely regarded as pioneers of satanic Swedish black/death metal, and a band that has directly influenced many of the countries most renowned metal exports (WATAIN, SHINING, TRIBULATION, NAGLFAR). NECROPHOBIC stood apart from their contemporaries by combining haunting melodies with the harsher aspects of death and black metal’s aggression.

Womb of Lilithu will be released as a Digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies), and regular black double LP. All formats, as well as t-shirt and CD+shirt bundles, can be pre-ordered from Season of Mist

IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT streaming new EP ‘Goliath’ in full


New York black metal derelicts IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT have decided to bestow their twisted gifts upon the masses by streaming the entirety of their latest effort Goliath on their Bandcamp. If you want to keep these two tracks all to yourself however, you’ll need to fork over 5 American dollars. Or, ya know, whatever that equals in rupees or Euros or bushels of grain. Do they sell bushels by the grain? I don’t know about all that, but I do know these tracks are pretty hellish and worth the price of admission.

Chance to Win Free VOX Merchandise Package

VOICES OF EXTREME (VOX) Release New Lyric Video for 'Numb'

VOICES OF EXTREME (VOX) Release New Lyric Video for ‘Numb’

VOICES OF EXTREME (VOX) Release New Lyric Video for ‘Numb’ via Rock Revolt Magazine

Members of NY-Based Rock Band Boast All-Star Collaboration Credits Like Van Halen, Thin Lizzy and More

New Album Break The Silence Hitting Stores October 29, 2013

In support of their new album, VOX has offered up a free merchandise package to one lucky reader of SMNnews. The package will consist of a beanie hat, a CD and a t-shirt. (more…)

Nathan Frost to Release new Album “synecron”

Nathan Frost synecron

Nathan Frost synecron


For over thirteen years, Nathan Frost honed the distinctively ultra-progressive, genre-fusing, stream-of-consciousness metal that became “synecron” in between developing high-profile videogames.  When he was finally afforded the time to record, he contacted Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, PlanetX, Yngwie Malmsteen) — mostly since he lived nearby in LA, and Nathan thought it would be a fun excuse to email one of his personal musical heroes.  When Derek heard the material, he offered to produce and engineer Nathan’s keyboards. (more…)

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