Monthly Archives January 2017

ARCHSPIRE – US Headliner Tour Dates Announced

Technical death metal act ARCHSPIRE have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The tour begins on March 18th, and sees the band touring across the country before concluding on April 5th. The full list of dates can be seen below.

Archspire recently finished recording a forthcoming new album at Flatline Audio in August with producer Dave Otero. The as-yet untitled new record will follow highly -egarded 2014 release
“The Lucid Collective.”

Working track titles for the new album include “Involuntary Doppelgänger,” “Relentless Mutation,” and “From Solitude to Infamy.” The new record will be released later this year.

Mar. 17 Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
Mar. 18 Bend, OR @ Third Street Pub
Mar. 19 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Sideroom
Mar. 20 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

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HOUR OF PENANCE – “Shroud Of Ashes” Playthrough Video

HOUR OF PENANCE have released a playthrough video for “Shroud Of Ashes”, a track from the band’s new album, Cast The First Stone, available via Prosthetic Records. Check it out HERE.

The follow-up to 2014’s Regicide, Cast The First Stone was recorded at Kick Recording Studio by bassist, Marco Mastrobuono.

Giulio Moschini, lead guitarist and songwriter goes into more detail on the album, “Sonically speaking, this is the best sounding album we’ve ever recorded. We really worked hard on this, listening to the album countless times before finally delivering the masters to Prosthetic Records. It was definitely worth the wait and we’re 100% satisfied by the great work Marco has done behind the mixing desk...

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DEEP PURPLE – Launch New Album Trailer

DEEP PURPLE will release their new album, inFinite, the highly anticipated follow-up to their worldwide chart topping album NOW What?!, on April 7th via earMUSIC. A new video trailer in support of the upcoming release can be viewed HERE.

According to Darker Than Blue, inFinite will be available in the following formats:

* CD
* CD + DVD
* Double Vinyl + DVD
* Small Fan Box
* Large Fan Box

The boxes will include:

Ltd. Box
– CD+DVD Digipak
– T-Shirt (L)

Ltd. & numbered Large Box
– 2LP
– 3x 10“vinyl (The NOW What?! Live Tapes Vol. 2)
– T-Shirt (size L)
– Poster
– 5x Photo Prints
– Sticker

Also, the first single, “Time For Bedlam” will include the following tracklisting:

“Time For Bedlam”
“Paradise Bar”
“Uncommon Man” (instrumental)
“Hip Boots” (Ian Paice rehears...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Australia Tour Dates In May

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring Australia with The Faceless, Putrid Pile, Whoretopsy and Unravel in May. Here are the confirmed dates:

5/09 Perth, AUS – Badlands
5/10 Adelaide, AUS – Fowler’s Live
5/11 Brisbane, AUS – Max Watts
5/12 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
5/13 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel

The problem of dropping a record as career-defining as 2013’s Everblack is that the bar is set so high following it up is a galling task. That The Black Dahlia Murder’s response to such a challenge comes in the form of the devastating Abysmal serves to once again demonstrate why they are considered one of the most vital bands in contemporary death metal. “Once the record started to come together we knew it was going to be something special,” states vocalist Trevor Strnad...

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AMON AMARTH will tour the United States with Goatwhore this spring. Here are the confirmed dates:

4/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (Amon Amarth only)
5/1 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
5/2 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
5/4 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
5/5 Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion (Amon Amarth only)
5/6 Richmond, VA @ The National
5/8 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/9 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
5/10 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/12 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
5/13 Chicago, IL @ Dark Lord Day (Amon Amarth only)
5/14 Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion (Amon Amarth only)
5/16 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/17 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
5/19 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
5/20 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
5/21 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range (Amon Am...

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ACE FREHLEY – California Concert Footage Posted

California Rock News has uploaded some quality video footage shot at original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley’s show on January 29th at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA. Check out a few clips HERE, HERE and HERE.

Louder Noise caught up with Frehley and his finance Rachel at the Revolver Music Awards in New York City back on December 13th. Ace discussed his Origins Vol 1. album, plans for 2017, and that possible KISS reunion tour.

Asked if there are any updates on the KISS reunion rumours, Ace resonds: “I haven’t hear anything from Paul and Gene, you know, but if it’s going to happen, it should happen next year, I would assume. 2017 seems like a ripe year. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

Ask a modern day rock guitarist who his influences were, and more often than not the name A...

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MERRIMACK – Signs With Season Of Mist Records

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of French black metal act MERRIMACK. The band comments:

“We are pleased to announce that Merrimack is joining the Season of Mist roster. This is another significant step in our goal to deliver the blackest of metal, without compromising our art. Working with fellow countrymen will ensure a fruitful cooperation, and their unquestionable professionalism can be nothing but a motivation for the band to make this union last long!”

Merrimack was founded by guitarist Perversifier in 1994 with a clear vision to keep the black metal flame burning as an act of aesthetic terrorism – adamantly based in the underground as opposed to any attempts to co-opt or commercialize.

Following the recording of previous album “The Acausal Mass” (2012) at the le...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE – Live 360 Video Posted

METAL ALLEGIANCE recently jammed at the City National Grove of Anaheim for an unforgettable tribute to our fallen heroes.

Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH as well as sponsored by Loudwire, Monster Energy and Musician’s Institute, the night was filled with many special performances as well as an appearance and early birthday celebration for Ray Burton.

The band has released an exclusive 360 video of the opening song of the night, “Pledge Of Allegiance.” This night marked the first time in a year that the core four, David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy have played together. View video HERE.

They shared the stage with Mikkey Dee, Vinny Appice, Richie Faulkner, Mike Inez, Eddie Hermida, Arejay Hale, Carla Havey, Chris Jericho, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Gary Holt, ...

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NAPALM DEATH – European Tour Dates With BRUJERIA

NAPALM DEATH will tour Europe with Brujeria and Iron Reagan this spring. Here are the confirmed dates:

4/25 Copenhagen, DEN @ Amager Bio
4/26 Gothenburg, SWE @ Pustervik
4/27 Stockholm, SWE @ Kraken
4/28 Glensburg, GER @ Roxy
4/29 Magdeburg, GER @ Factory
4/30 Haarlem, NET @ Patronaat
5/01 Koln, GER @ Underground
5/02 Berlin, GER @ SO36
5/04 Krakow, POL @ Kwadrat Klub
5/05 Brno, CZE @ Klub Fleda
5/07 Saarbrucken, GER @ Garage
5/09 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
5/10 Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
5/11 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
5/12 London, UK @ The Electric Ballroom
5/13 Paris, FRA @ Glazart
5/14 Antwerpen, BEL @ Zappa
5/16 Six-Fours-Les-Plages, FRA @ Espace Andrea Malraux
5/17 Geneva, SWI @ L’usine
5/18 Bologna, ITA @ Zona Roveri
5/19 Karlsruhe, GER @ NCO Club
5/20 Munchen, GER @ Backsta...

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METALLICA – To Open Pop-Up Store In Copenhagen

METALLICA has issued the following update:

“Are you going to be in Copenhagen this week as we get set to break in the new Royal Arena? Stop by the Metallica Pop-Up Store starting February 2nd! It’s a fully stocked Metallica world with a huge range of apparel and accessories along with vinyl and brand new exclusive merchandise!”

Metallica will open Copenhagen’s Royal Arena this week. A band statement reads:

“We are very honored to have the super special, very unique opportunity to once again be the first event ever held in a brand new facility and this time it is in a city very near and dear to our heart, Copenhagen! We will be opening the doors of the Royal Arena for the first time on February 3 and 5, 2017 and as of this time these shows are our only scheduled European appearances ...

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