July 30, 2016
In conjunction with the release of new EP “The Mobius Hammersmith”, DEAD EARTH POLITICS is now streaming all five tracks online. Listen HERE.
Dead Earth Politics will also hit the road this summer supporting the EP. The tour kicked off last night in Lake Charles, LA and runs through August 13th winding up at the band’s hometown haunt The Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX.
2. The Mobius Hammersmith
3. Balancing Broken Scales
4. Wretched Things
5. Broad Wings & Distant Shores
July 30, 2016
MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s recent stop in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. View HERE.
“Another day on tour with Megadeth,” Loureiro remarks. “Want to know what was going on in our trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem? Here are some snapshots of life on the road, of what it’s like living the dream of playing around the globe in a legendary band with great people and killer musicians. Not only I have the chance to play in amazing cities, but also something we have the time to visit, enjoy and learn a lot about other cultures. Isn’t it the perfect job? I hope you all enjoy and share the video. Keep watching the channel for more day to day videos from Megadeth on the road.”
Megadeth’s global Dystopia tour, which is currently in full swing, will have visited five continents by the end of 2016. Current tour dates are listed below:
30 – Teleferico – Quito, Ecuador
2 – Teatro Caupolicán – Santiago, Chile
4 – Estadio Ruca Che – Neuquen, Argentina
5 – Estadio Ruca Che – Neuquen, Argentina
7 – Espaço das Américas – Sao Paulo, Brazil
9 – Expominas – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
12 – Net Live – Brasilia, Brazil
13 – Siará Hall – Fortaleza, Brazil
16 – Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
18 – Spazio Van – Curitiba, Brazil
20 – Jockey Club – Asuncion, Paraguay
22 – Luna Park – Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 – Luna Park – Buenos Aires, Argentina
26 – Estadio Jorge “El Magico” Gonzales – San Salvador, El Salvador
29 – Pepsi Center – Mexico City, Mexico
1 – Plaza de Toros Santa Maria – Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
3 – Mexico Metal Fest – Monterrey, Mexico
24 – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amp. – San Bernardino, CA
July 30, 2016
DOPE has released a new music video for the title track off their 6th studio album “Blood Money Part 1.” The album is slated to drop on October 28th via Entertainment One Music. Watch video HERE.
“It’s been a long time coming, and I’m very happy with how the new album came out,” says Edsel Dope. “I’m super excited for fans to hear the entire record and for us to get out there on tour and feed off of each other’s energy.”
1. Intro: Confessions of a Felon
2. Blood Money
3. Shoulda Known Better
5. Hold On
7. Razorblade Butterfly
8. Drug Music
9. A New Low
12. End of the World
July 29, 2016
Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend. The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.ozzfestmeetsknotfest.com. See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates!
7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegelande – Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
9/23/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party – San Bernardino, CA
10/8/2016 Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP
ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche, Midnight Eternal:
11/15/2016 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/16/2016 Ace Of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
11/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2016 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/25/2016 Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/26/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/29/2016 Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
11/30/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2016 The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
12/02/2016 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/03/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/06/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/07/2016 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2016 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
12/09/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/13/2016 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/14/2016 Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
12/15/2016 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
ARMORED SAINT brings together five masters of metal — frontman John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and guitarist Jeff Duncan — that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally-unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its first week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, visit: http://www.metalblade.com/armoredsaint.
July 29, 2016
Tom Angelripper recently announced the release of the new SODOM album, Decision Day, on August 26th. Check out a new Napalm Store ID video HERE.
Together with his two comrades-in-arms, guitarist Bernemann and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald, Angelripper spent four months at the studio honing the new Sodom material. The result is a hard-as-nails, diverse thrash metal offering on the subject of D-Day, the day in June 1944 when the troops of the Western Allied forces landed in Normandy to liberate mainland Europe from the scourge of Nazi Germany.
Songs such as “Belligerence”, “Decision Day” and “Strange Lost World” present the Sodom frontman once more as a historically well-versed contemporary witness and critical observer of current international events. Decision Day was produced by Cornelius ‘Corny’ Rambadt, sound engineer and drummer with Angelripper’s side project Onkel Tom.
The new release is bound to cause a stir, not least thanks to its impressive artwork courtesy of none other than Joe Petagno (pictured below). As well as having worked for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Petagno is also Motörhead’s favoured graphic designer and has created legendary album covers such as Overkill, Orgasmatron and Another Perfect Day.
Angelripper: “I was surprised and proud to learn how familiar Joe is with Sodom, immediately bringing up associations of our ‘Knarrenheinz’ when we talked about the artwork. For a Motörhead fan like myself, this cover is an absolute dream come true.”
July 29, 2016
BRUJERIA, the Mexican American supergroup featuring current and former members of Napalm Death, Carcass and Cradle of Filth and led by the enigmatic Juan Brujo, has posted another new song online from their forthcoming album, “Pocho Aztlan.” You can check out the lyric video for the song, “No Aceptan Imitaciones” HERE.
“Pocho Aztlan” will be the band’s fourth studio album and their first since 2000’s, “Brujerizmo.” The record will be released through Nuclear Blast on Mexican Independence Day, September 16th.
July 29, 2016
After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize the “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release the new live milestone “Vehicle Of Spirit” on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
“The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy’s, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined Nightwish as ‘A vehicle of spirit that defies category’. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title,” states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.
Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course Nightwish’s incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as “Élan” and the majestic “The Greatest Show On Earth” to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with the band. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of the latest studio album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful.” Finland’s Tampere show however was a home run for the band and Nightwish had never before had such an immense stage production with them.
“I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognizably and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we’ve ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt.”
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, Nightwish decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains: “We didn’t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime.’ So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it’s still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality.”
More information on the release is expected soon.
July 28, 2016
New Hampshire-based ONERA will play a duo of shows in New England this week supporting their recently-released debut EP, Olde.
Though the entity of ONERA is very new, the outfit unites a team of veterans from a wide array of revered acts including Morgion, Keen Of The Crow, Cortez, December Wolves, Watchmaker, and others who have been active in the scene for several decades. In September 2015, ONERA entered Amps vs Ohms in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture their debut recordings. The members’ cumulative resumes and influences intertwine and carve out a unique sound for the band. Mastered at New Alliance East, the three-song Olde EP presents just under thirty minutes of glorious doom metal rapture, rife with heavy, melodic, dynamic, and progressive elements which help create an intense, organic, and primeval aura.
ONERA will take the hymns from the EP to audiences in Rollinsford, New Hampshire this Friday, July 29th, and will then play Salem, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Additional runs of regional live dates across the Eastern US will follow in the coming weeks as the band continues to promote their new works.
The band is currently working on a video for one of the songs from Olde, which will be produced in the coming weeks. Stand by for more updates from ONERA shortly.
7/29/2016 MOVE – Rollinsford, NH w/ Through Fear, EA InDigo
7/30/2016 Koto – Salem, MA w/ HarborLights, Glacier, Stasis
July 28, 2016
Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this fall. Titled Ode & Elegy, the 11-track album will hit the streets via Talheim Records on October 1st. Ode & Elegy will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, while the digital version will be released on October 10th.
Ode & Elegy artwork was created by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.
“Det Som Aldrig Fans”
“Du Finns Dȃr För Mig”
“Abstinensens Dystra Tongång”
“Dödförklarad – Ånstad”
“Status – Handlinsförlamad”
July 28, 2016
Profound Lore Records has issued the details for the impending third full-length album by Vancouver, British Columbia-based death metal faction, AUROCH. The most unfathomably devastating works to see release yet have been captured on the band’s unrelenting Mute Books LP.
Enveloping shadow of dark death metal chaos looms with AUROCH’s third full-length album, Mute Books, which will reveal itself as the band’s darkest, most brutal, complex, and musically virulent release to date. Carrying the innovative Canadian death metal tradition laid down by the likes of early-’90s Gorguts, Cryptopsy and Kataklysm, and more recently through the likes of Mitochondrion and Chthe’ilist, the songwriting on Mute Books reaches a new plateau in technicality and over-the-top dynamics along with a new achievement in production and sound. Recorded at Raincity Recorders (Baptists, Japandroids, White Lung), Mute Books was mixed and mastered byArthur Rizk (Prurient, Inquisition, Pissgrave, Black Twilight Circle, Power Trip), AUROCH has cast their most ferocious undertaking yet; one of the darkest, most violent, whirlwind-like bizarre monuments of alchemic death metal of the year. Mute Books features expansive cover art by Cold Poison Design; each format of the album will feature the artwork in different aspects.
Profound Lore Records will release Mute Books on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats on October 21st. A preview of the artwork, the track listing, and more have been issued, with audio samples and more to follow in the coming weeks.
Mute Books Track Listing:
1. Billowing Vervain
2. He Wreaths The Cross
3. Say Nothing
5. The Keeping
6. Her Bidding
7. Cup Of Hemlock
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi (bassist/vocalist of Mitochondrion), vocalist/bassist Shawn Haché (vocalist/guitarist of Mitochondrion) and drummer Zack Chandler, AUROCH has slowly but steadily been gaining recognition from the international scene since their release of their 2012-released debut LP, From Forgotten Worlds, but it was their 2014-issued Taman Shud LP and the touring subsequent to its release that really began to showcase the band as one of Canada’s most active death metal bands. Since then the death metal power-trio has been active on the live circuit consistently, through playing various shows, tours and festivals in the US and Canada, including a recent US tour and an appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, and a European tour under their belt likewise with appearances at such festivals as Killtown and Incubate).
Earlier this year, 20 Buck Spin reissued AUROCH’s From Forgotten Worlds debut on vinyl, and most recently, a split/collaborative 7″ EP with their co-conspirator sister band Mitochondrion was issued via Dark Descent, both helping to elevate the band’s name even further within the ranks of the death metal elite.