Category METAL NEWS

VENOM PRISON – Tour Dates With HOMEWRECKER

VENOM PRISON and HOMEWRECKER will co-headline a tour of North America this fall. Support on select dates will be provided by Call of the Void, Joy, and Great American Ghost, with the schedule as follows:

dates w/ Call of the Void, Joy
9/13 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
9/14 Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière
9/15 Waterford, NY @ Chrome
9/16 Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
9/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
9/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

dates w/ Call of the Void
9/20 Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
9/21 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
9/22 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
9/24 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/25 Denver, CO @ Larmier Lounge

dates w/ Great American Ghost
9/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/27 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
9/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (Funhouse)
9/29 Portland...

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GOATWHORE – Tour Dates With RINGWORM

GOATWHORE and Ringworm will team up this August for two weeks of touring. Dates include:

8/13 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
8/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
8/15 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
8/16 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas (no Ringworm)
8/19 Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
8/20 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
8/21 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/23 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
8/24 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/25 Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live

“We wanted it raw. We wanted it organic. We wanted it to sound the way we do in the live setting,” relays Goatwhore frontman Ben Falgoust of the band’s latest output, Vengeful Ascension...

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SLAUGHTER QUE 2019 – Lineup Announced

Bring The Entire Family…

The eighth annual Slaughter Que has been announced and will take place on September 21 at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $30 in advance and doors open at noon.

The following bands are scheduled to appear:

Exodus
Kataklysm
Battlecross
Exhorder
Krisiun
Hatchet
Doomstress
Vatican
Creeping Death
Young Ghosts
Depressor
The Callous Daoboys
Paladin
Prime Mover
Hellbent
Throtpunch
DayGlo Mourning
Dead Reckoning
Tombstone Blue
82mm
DeadSpeak
Soultrap
Tombstone
Bless The Dead
Synapse Defect
KOY
Hembree & the Satan Sisters
Stoneman
Living In Feat
Violence System
Rotten Stitches
Guillotine
At Odds With The Knight

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SLEEP TOKEN – Sign With Spinefarm Records

SLEEP TOKEN have signed with Spinefarm Records and are set to release their debut album titled “Sundowning” on November 22nd via the label. The band intend to release each of the songs from the outing sequentially as singles every two weeks at sundown (GMT) leading up to the album’s release. The first track “The Night Does Not Belong To God” is available above.

For those who are not yet familiar with the group, an official press release had the following to say about the meaning behind the title of their debut record:

‘Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia. The term ‘sundowning’ was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion...

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BORKNAGAR – New Album Details Revealed

The upcoming album by Norway’s avant-garde metal band, BORKNAGAR, entitled True North, will be released by Century Media Records/Sony Music on September 27th. Following 2016’s acclaimed album Winter Thrice, the new Borknagar effort has once again been mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

“This has indeed been a thunderous ride, and we are truly excited to finally start revealing some news about our upcoming album,” states Borknagar founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun. “We have spent almost 2 years writing, recording and producing True North and are extremely proud of what we have achieved this time around...

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SOULFLY – U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SOULFLY will headline a U.S. tour later this year. The “Blood On The Street 2019” tour will feature support from Unearth (on select dates), Incite, Prison, and Arrival of Autumn. Dates are listed below.

Vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera comments: “We are very excited to be bringing the Ritual record to the mosh pit! There is gonna be Blood on the Streets!”

9/3 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/4 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/5 Ft. Smith, AR @0bczw08e1j The Majestic
9/6 Memphis, TN @ Growlers
9/7 Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Festival
9/8 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9/9 Buffalo, NY @ Chrome
9/10 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
9/11 New York, NY @ Poisson Rouge
9/12 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
9/13 Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom (no Arrival of Autumn)
9/14 Easton, PA @ One Centre Squ...

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PANTERA – Collectible Rock Iconz Statues

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a set of PANTERA “Cowboys From Hell” collectible statues, available for pre-order now at this location.

This is a limited-edition collectible; only 3,000 of each statue are made by hand and sold worldwide. Each statue is hand-painted and numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity printed on the base of each collectible statue. Each statue stands approximately eight and a half inches tall and is officially licensed.

Fans can get the set of four statues — one each of Philip Anselmo, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul Abbott — for $499.99, or order their favorite member of PANTERA individually for $149 apiece.

KnuckleBonz has been creating high-end sta...

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ASTRALIUM – Debut Album Details Revealed

Italy’s symphonic metal band ASTRALIUM announces they will be releasing their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams” on August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Beast on the same date. A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque/magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It’s an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past. 

The band explains the release:
“First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal...

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FREDDIE MERCURY – New Song Premiere

For the first time ever, after four decades, a previously unreleased version of “Time”, recorded in 1986 by late QUEEN vocalist Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark, a longtime friend of Freddie‘s, using the song’s full title, “Time Waits For No One”. The track released via UMe, is premiered along with a powerful and deeply moving new video.

“Time Waits For No One” shows Freddie Mercury at his most compelling; a completely stripped-down performance, accompanied by just a piano, showcasing one of music’s most beloved and show-stopping voices.

“Time” was the brainchild of Dave Clark, former leader of the hugely successful ...

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MEGADETH – ‘Death By Design’ Graphic Novel

PRE-ORDER NOW! Estimated shipping late July 2019.

The MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN 350-page graphic novel will be presented in a 12.25”x12.25” prestige “album” format .

Includes 4 clear vinyl “Warheads On Foreheads” album set signed by Dave Mustaine. 

THIS HEAVY METAL EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION WILL COINCIDE WITH RELEASE OF MEGADETH’S 35th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, ‘WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS”

This year marks the 35thanniversary of the release of MEGADETH, to which the band is set to releasetheir ultimate greatest hits compilation, WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS, on March 22.  To further celebrate this, MEGADETH has partnered with premiere comics publisher, HEAVY METAL, to create the ultimate fan experience with a 350-page anthology of comic stories inspired by all the songs o...

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