March 1, 2015
VADER is pleased to announce a new tour. This will be another trek that promotes the latest release of the album “Tibi Et Igni”. The tour will take place in the second half of June 2015 and will cover mainly Russia and Belarus.
The last VADER’s invasion of these lands took place in 2012. Expect the songs from the new album in the set list, but you can be sure that band’s classics won’t be missed also!
Soon we will announce a detailed schedule with dates and cities that VADER is going to attack right before the festival season.
More information coming soon!
Source: Metal Rules
March 1, 2015
Austrian black metallers HELLSAW have announced they will be disbanding after their last live performance at the “Black N Thrash Inferno”, in Germany on March 27.
Explains vocalist Aries: “Dear friends and fans!
We have to inform you that the Black’n Trash Inferno will be our last concert. Our prevously confirmed two Concert’s at the Dark Easter Metal Meeting and the Kaltenbach Open Air are canceled. There are many reasons for this decision. The main reason is that will not make fools of ourselves because Black Metal is this style music you have to live. There happened a lot of different stuff in our lifes. Positive as well as negativ things. We always have represented our attitudes and action to 100%. But there are moments in life where you have to make decisions. And our desicion now is that we say with dignity THANK YOU for 13 wonderful years and we can put it now finally to an end. We are thanking all our loyal fans for staying behind us all this years. You can still listen and enjoy our musical works. That is the beauty in music, it stays forever. Be you and stay loyal, Aries, Hellsaw.”
February 28, 2015
Den Headz, members of a Fort Wayne, IN thrash/death/black metal band called NUCLEAR HELLFROST reportedly disrespected the grave of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, then went on Tumblr to boast about it. The since-deleted post (the Tumblr account has been deleted as well) showed a photo of the grave with the following caption:
“I HATE pantera…with a passion. and so does the rest of my band. so on tour going throug texas we paid douchebag darrell a visit, we spit on his grave, stole a pair of cowboy boots, and i wrote “FAG” on his grave… i’m not a homophobe but i hope all panturrrra fans see this and shit themselves with anger….FUCK DIMEBAG, buncha racist hillbillies”
Not surprisingly, it seems as if this fellow has gotten his wish, as a firestorm is currently brewing amongst Pantera fans, many of whom are using the Internet to threaten the band with various forms of bodily harm.
Thus far, neither the group nor their record label, Eternal Warfrost Productions, has publicly commented on the controversy. The Pantera camp, however, has. Here’s what they had to say:
“We are absolutely disgusted by this! We ask that all of you please show Dime and his grave the respect he deserves. This conduct will not be tolerated and the authorities have been notified.”
February 28, 2015
Austin, Texas metal outfit DEAD EARTH POLITICS is nearing completion on the upcoming “Men Become Gods” EP, which is due to drop March 14th, 2015.
The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year’s “The Queen of Steel.” The track listing is as follows:
1. Casting Stones
2. Men Become Gods
3. Ice & Fire
4. Crimson Dichotomy
February 28, 2015
KILL RITUAL would like to welcome David Reed Watson (Rage of Angels, Electric Messiah, D.N.A.) to the band as its new official vocalist. Kill Ritual comments:
“Hailing from Las Vegas, David is a former U.S. marine with a musical career that started in theater and is veteran of numerous live shows and recordings.
“He’ll usher in a new sound and style for the band as they progress forward with some of their heaviest and most melodic material on their soon to be released 3rd yet untitled CD.
“The new CD will once again be recorded by Guitarist Steve Rice and mixed /mastered by Andy LaRocque and his Sonic Train Studios. A Summer 2015 release is expected.”
February 27, 2015
Miami, Florida’s SHROUD EATER will release their two-song EP, Face The Master, April 7th, 2015 on regular and special-edition cassette via Primitive Violence Records & Visual, as well as a digital download. In celebration of the EP’s release, the band will also be embarking on an eight-day trek up and down the east coast in support of the release. Today, CVLT Nation has revealed the fang-gnashing title track. The master wants you. Is your faith enough?
Stream the killer title track, “Face The Master,” at THIS LOCATION.
4/22 – Savannah, GA @ THE JINX
4/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
4/24 – Philly, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
4/26 – Washington DC @ TBA
4/27 – Wilmington, NC @ TBA
4/28 – Charleston, SC – “Tunnel of Lust” House Show
Dubbed by Heavy Planet as “stoner-sludge titans”, and described by the Miami New Times as “archaic sounding sludge-metal with a touch of Motörhead and a heap of witchcraft,” brooding Miami riff sorcerers SHROUD EATER continue to deliver crushing alms to the altar of heavy. Their newest two-song offering, FACE THE MASTER, which was recorded by Davin Sosa and Aric Meerbott at Guzu Recordings, Miami, Florida and mixed and Mastered by Jay Matheson at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC, is a face-ripping romp in vicious tones, gritty vocals, and unexpected turns that have come to define the scuzzy Shroud Eater sound. Riding high off 2013’s highly acclaimed EP Dead Ends and re-energized with a new lineup, Shroud Eater has borne comparisons to metal behemoths like Kylesa, High on Fire, and Acid King, all while forging their own dynamic sound in the metal landscape.
SHROUD EATER is:
Jean Saiz: guitar, vocals
Janette Valentine: bass, vocals
Davin Sosa: drums, vocals
February 27, 2015
Den Headz, THE RED CHORD’s just been announced for the ‘Atomic Music Festival‘, taking place Saturday, April 11th, at the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum, TX. Other bands expected to perform at the fest are:
Between The Buried And Me
Animals As Leaders
The Atlas Moth
In Search Of Sigh
Design of Destiny
Pardon Me, Devil
Source: The PEP
February 27, 2015
Top 10 Billboard charting metal collective, WHITECHAPEL, will return to the road again tomorrow for the Brotherhood Of The Blade Tour. The journey will take the Tennessee natives from Memphis through the Midwest and includes an appearance at Self Help Fest in San Bernardino, California March 7th alongside The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce The Veil, Stick to Your Guns, The Ghost Inside, and more. For tickets and information, visit selfhelpfest.com.
In conjunction with the tour’s kick off, WHITECHAPEL have unveiled a video for “Let Me Burn,” from their critically-lauded Our Endless War full-length issued last year via Metal Blade Records. For “Let Me Burn,” the band collaborated with director Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Dillinger Escape Plan et al) who brought the track’s lyrics to to life in gloriously gory fashion; this video is not for those with a weak constitution.
WHITECHAPEL vocalist Phil Bozeman explains: “The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done.” Guitarist Alex Wade adds: “It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie’s directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well.”
Check out the video, currently hosted by Bloody Disgusting, at THIS LOCATION.
2/28/2015 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
3/01/2015 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
3/02/2015 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/03/2015 Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
3/05/2015 Murray Theater – Murray, UT
3/07/2015 NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest) – San Bernardino, CA
3/08/2015 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
3/09/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
3/10/2015 Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
3/11/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
3/12/2015 Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR
WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their Our Endless War full-length issued in April via Metal Blade Records. Their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release to date, the album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.Check out videos for “Worship The Digital Age” and “Our Endless War” at youtube.com/metalbladerecords.
February 27, 2015
Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, will return to the US this Spring. Set to initiate on April 9th in San Jose, the United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. ARTILLERY will be joined by Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm.
Comments the band: “It’s with a great pleasure that ARTILLERY are returning to the United States, this time as a headliner for the United Legions tour together with Striker and VX36. We cannot wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs from Terror Squad, Khomaniac and more! Come and join the Legions!”
ARTILLERY w/ Striker, VX36, Potential Threat, Dahlmers Realm:
4/09/2015 Rock Bar Theatre – San Jose, CA
4/10/2015 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
4/11/2015 The Drunken Lass – Prescott, AZ
4/12/2015 Blue Max – Midland, TX
4/13/2015 The Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX
4/14/2015 The Dirty Dog – Bar Austin, TX
4/15/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX
4/16/2015 Siberia- New Orleans, LA
4/17/2015 West End Live – Orlando, FL
4/19/2015 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
4/21/2015 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
4/22/2015 The Syndicate Venue – Birmingham, AL
4/23/2015 Good Time Charlie’s – Tupelo, MS
4/24/2015 The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 2015 – Cudahy, WI
4/25/2015 Vaudeville Mews Des – Moines, IA
4/26/2015 Bushwacker’s Saloon – Denver, CO
4/27/2015 The Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
ARTILLERY is one of Europe’s earliest and most important exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and strong melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer-brothers serving as highlights. Listen to music and watch videos from latest offering, Legions, now at metalblade.com/artillery.
ARTILLERY formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then the band has gone through numerous lineup shifts and gave released six studio offerings. The first period of ARTILLERY’s existence gave the world the three classic albums – Fear Of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance – featuring some of the finest moments of thrash metal Europe has ever put out.
“ARTILLERY are doing what they were surely born to do, namely hurling impressively intricate, ridiculously tight thrash anthems from every direction, they are still unstoppable.” – Terrorizer Magazine
“…one of the best thrash metal albums this year…” – Iron Fist Magazine
“This band is bad ass.” – Rocket, The Metal Den
“…this new album proves that they’re still fighting on, with no end to the war for thrash metal in sight.” – NewNoiseMagazine.com
February 27, 2015
SIGH has wrapped up work on new album “Graveward,” with an official release date to soon be announced. The artwork can be seen abive, and the band also issued this press release:
“Two and a half years were required to finish up Sigh’s 10th studio full-length album ‘Graveward,’ which embraces everything from vintage keyboards such as Minimoog and Fender Rhodes to real orchestral instruments.
“Each song ended up in having more than 100 tracks and the total amount of the sound data exceeded 100GB. ‘Cinematic Horror Metal’ should be the best phrase to describe this most layered grandiose album in Sigh’s history.
“Inspired by a little chat with Fabio Frizzi, well-known for his legendary works for Lucio Fulci’s movies like ‘The Gates of Hell’ and ‘The Beyond,’ ‘Graveward’ was composed as a homage to Italian zombie flick classics, Hammer Horror Films, and King Diamond.
“Of course the musical influence is as wide as ever including aforementioned horror soundtrack composers (Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, James Bernard, Jerry Gold Smith, and John Carpenter), and their roots (Schoenberg, Webern, Stravinsky, Bartok, and Charles Ives), left-of-center rock / metal artists (Celtic Frost, King Diamond, The Beach Boys, Magma and Frank Zappa), Free Jazz (Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and Peter Brotzmann) and some Central Asian traditional music.
“‘Graveward’ welcomes various guest musicians including Matthew Heafy from Trivium, Fred Leclercq from DragonForce, Niklas Kvarforth from Shining (Sweden) Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ, Metatron from The Meads of Asphodel and so on. The cover artwork was done by Costin Chioreanu, who worked with Ihsahn, At the Gates, Deicide and Ulver.”