May 24, 2015
Multi-national metal maestro’s DRAGONFORCE have announced the worldwide release of their debut DVD entitled In the Line of Fire. The release is scheduled for July 10th and features high definition footage shot during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide. Watch the trailer for “In the Line of Fire” HERE.
The track listing below features a selection of new songs from the latest album “Maximum Overload” mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases. The video also includes backstage, behind the scenes, and off tour footage to give fans an insight into the Maximum Overload World Tour.
In the Line of Fire track listing:
Fury of the Storm
Black Winter Night
Symphony of the Night
Ring of Fire
Through the Fire and the Flames
Valley of the Damned
Defenders (CD Only Bonus Track)
Mix and Mastered by Damien Rainaud in Los Angeles, CA. Produced and edited by Herman Li.
May 23, 2015
California-based Unique Leader Records has brought Russian death metal quintet ABOMINABLE PUTRIDIY into their continually expanding collective for the reissue of the band’s out-of-print second album, as well as an impending third album which is set to be recorded in the coming months.
Hailing from the Moscow region, Abominable Putridity was formed in 2003, initially under the moniker Devoured Entrails. Through several lineup shifts over the next several years the band began playing around their country and beyond, and released several decimating recordings, leading with their initial promo demo in 2006, followed by their debut album In The End Of Human Existence released the following year by Lacerated Enemy Records. A four-year gap and multiple more lineup changes would bridge their first full-length and their next release, a new promotional CD in 2011 would help gain the attention of Brutal Bands Records, who issued the band’s second album, The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin in 2012.
Now, 2015 sees the Abominable Putridity lineup more stable than ever, and ready for the next chapter in their destructive history, having been picked up by Unique Leader Records. The label will begin with the re-release of The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin, later this year, with a solid release date to be confirmed shortly. Additionally, Abominable Putridity has begun writing material for their upcoming third full-length album which will be recorded later this year for release through Unique Leader in 2016.
Fans of Devourment, Disgorge, Skinless, Pathology, Katalepsy and the like should be on high alert for more news on Abominable Putridity and upcoming actions from the band and Unique Leader in the coming weeks.
May 23, 2015
On June 2nd, Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit ENABLER will be releasing a limited edition 7″/digital single, titled By Demons Denied, that contains an extended version of the title track, along with two exclusive b-sides, “The Flame” and “Some Things Are Worth Living For.” The standard version of “By Demons Denied” will appear on the band’s upcoming Century Media debut full-length, Fail to Feel Safe; the lyric video for the album version can be viewed now online HERE.
May 22, 2015
FEAR FACTORY, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming 9th studio release, Genexus:
“The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement,” commented founding guitarist Dino Cazares. “We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.
“Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!
“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can’t wait for everybody to hear it.”
Genexus will be released on August 7th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record was co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD).
FEAR FACTORY will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut. Tickets go on sale everywhere on Friday May 22nd at 10 am local time. Additional headlining FEAR FACTORY shows to be announced shortly.
COAL CHAMBER, FEAR FACTORY, JASTA*, DEVIL YOU KNOW**, SAINT RIDLEY, MADLIFE
07/24/15 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ**
07/25/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM**
07/26/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX**
07/28/15 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX*
07/29/15 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX*
07/30/15 Granada – Lawrence, KS*
07/31/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL*
08/01/15 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH*
08/02/15 Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN*
08/03/15 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
08/04/15 Music Farm – Columbia, SC*
08/06/15 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL*
08/08/15 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY*
08/10/15 London Music Hall – London, ON*
08/11/15 Irving Plaza – New York, NY*
08/12/15 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY*
08/15/15 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA**
08/16/15 Agora – Cleveland, OH**
08/18/15 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE**
08/19/15 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO**
08/20/15 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT**
08/21/15 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV**
08/22/15 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA**
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture, and the gold-selling release, Obsolete.
Source: The Gauntlet
May 22, 2015
CRYPTOPSY have released a 45-second teaser video for their forthcoming EP, The Book Of Suffering: Tome 1. Tome 1 is the first in a planned series of EPs collectively titled The Book of Suffering. Check out the teaser video HERE.
Three years after their self-titled album, Cryptopsy will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This approach will allow the band to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality.
After being on a record label for their entire career, Cryptopsy decided to go independent in 2012. Supported by their fans, Cryptopsy distributed and sold thousands of albums across the globe and had the opportunity to tour Japan, Western and Eastern Europe, the UK, South America, Scandinavia and Canada. They are now embarking on a crowd funding campaign that will allow them to give their fans more in terms of videos and enhanced live show production.
Cryptopsy’s crowdfunding campaign is open with exclusive t-shirts, girly tank tops, hoodies, CDs and vinyls. In addition to the more traditional merchandise, they are offering signed Flo Mounier cymbals, online lessons with each band member, guest performances and a song mix by their guitarist and sound engineer Chris Donaldson. For those who are interested in memorabilia, they are offering stage banners that have been used since 2012. Cryptopsy’s $20,000 goal will fund the recording, mixing and mastering of The Book of Suffering Tome 1, as well as produce artwork, a music video and stage banners. Additional rewards such as a play-through video, a tour documentary and more music will be unlocked for all backers if they surpass their goal.
Cryptopsy have stated: “We hope that every extreme metal fan will be exposed to The Book of Suffering Tome 1. We are extremely proud of the material; it is some of the most brutal, technical and fresh music we have ever created.”
Crowdfunding details can be found at this location.
Cryptopsy will premiere a song from The Book of Suffering Tome 1 on the Back to the US 2015 tour with Disgorge, Erimha, Soreption and The Convalescence. The tour runs through June 1st.
May 22, 2015
SOILWORK’s latest touring plans include a headlining European run with support from Hatesphere. Details on the groups forthcoming new album are still being kept under wraps, but the band will join Soulfly, Decapitated and more for the North American ‘We Sold Our Souls To Metal Tour‘ this fall. Dates for the aforementioned tour with Hatesphere include:
11/27 Malmö, SWE – KB
11/28 Herford, GER – X-Herford
11/29 Lyss, SWI – Kufa
11/30 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
12/01 Brescia, ITA – Colony Club
12/02 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
12/03 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/04 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
12/05 Pilsen, CZE – Winter Basinfire Fest
12/06 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
12/07 Hamburg, GER – Logo
12/08 Koln, GER – Luxor
12/10 Tillburg, NET – 013
12/11 Vooselaar, BEL – Biebob
12/12 Metz, FRA – Les Trinitaires
12/13 Dunkerque, FRA – Les 4 ecluses
12/14 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
12/15 Rennes, FRA – Antipode
12/16 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer
12/17 Blois, FRA – Le Chato’do
12/18 Limoges, FRA – CC John Lennon
12/19 Lyon, FRA – CCO
Source: The PRP
May 22, 2015
The lineup and dates have been formally announced for The Summer Slaughter Tour 2015. Bands slated to participate include Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After The Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation, in addition to “special guests” that have yet to be announced. Dates confirmed thus far can be found below.
7/28 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
7/30 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/31 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/1 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/2 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
8/3 Columbus, OH @ The Northland Performing Arts Center
8/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
8/7 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/8 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/9 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/15 Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/17 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
8/20 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/21 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/22 Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Of Anaheim
8/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
May 22, 2015
SLAYER have reportedly set Repentless as the title of their forthcoming album, which has officially been set for a worldwide release on September 11 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Repentless was tracked with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones) at the helm, and is the first Slayer album not to feature guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away two years ago. An “announcement” video for the new LP can be found HERE.
May 22, 2015
HELLOWEEN reveals the first (out of four) track-by-track trailers from their new album, My God-Given Right, including song snippets and comments on the tracks “Heroes”, “Battle’s Won”, “My God-Given Right” and “Stay Crazy”. Check it out HERE.
My God-Given Right is out on May 29th in Europe, June 1st in the UK, and June 2nd in North America via Nuclear Blast.
May 22, 2015
Den Headz, next month, L.A. GUNS will resume touring Stateside; confirmed shows are as listed:
6 – Happy Harry’s Rib Festival – Fargo, ND
7 – The Original Bar – Minot, ND
19 – Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield, OH
20 – Lake Bailee – Hamilton, OH
26 – Southport Bar & Grill – Indianapolis, IN
15 – Roar On The Shore – Erie, PA
18 – Lakefront Music Fest – Prior Lake, MN
25 – Quinault Beach Resort Casino – Ocean Shores, WA
31 – Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
8 – Trails End Concert Park – Sheridan, WY
15 – Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows – Irvine, CA
29 – ’80s In The Park – Melbourne, FL
12 – Rocktember III at Grand Casino – Hinckley, MN
26 – Muddy Hog Fest – Warsaw, IL