Sunday, 31 May 2015

OCEANO confirm All Stars Tour 2015; VIP tickets on sale today


Chicago deathcore titans OCEANO have been added to the lineup for this summer's All Stars Tour 2015.

Due to kick off on July 17th in San Antonio, Texas, the All Stars Tour features OCEANO alongside UPON A BURNING BODY,DANCE GAVIN DANCE, A SKYLIT DRIVE, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, WITHIN THE RUINS, DAYSHELL, COME THE DAWN,CHASING SAFETY and CONQUER DIVIDE.

VIP tickets go on sale today (Friday, May 29th) at 12pm PST, with general admission tickets on sale from Monday, June 1st. For tickets and more info, go to http://www.theallstarstour.com

Don't miss OCEANO on tour at the following shows:

THE MATRIARCH TOUR
May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 30 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Jun. 02 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Jun. 03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Jun. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jun. 05 - Anaheim, CA - Orange County Music Hall (OCEANO headline show)
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jun. 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

THE ALL STARS TOUR 2015
Jul. 17 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
Jul. 18 - El Paso, TX - Summer Showdown Festival
Jul. 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Jul. 20 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Jul. 22 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jul. 23 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Jul. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Live
Jul. 25 - Pico Rivera, CA - Pico Rivera Sports Arena
Jul. 26 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater
Jul. 28 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
Jul. 31 - Freehold, NJ - Gamechanger
Aug. 01 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 02 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Aug. 07 - Flint, MI - Dirtfest
Aug. 09 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
Aug. 12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall w/ Summer Slaughter Tour
Aug. 15 - Austin, TX - Empire Garage
Aug. 16 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar

OCEANO are touring in support of their new album, 'Ascendants', which is out now worldwide and features nine crushing new tracks which propel the band's trademark hybrid of bone-splintering brutality into devastating new realms.

Get 'Ascendants' now on CD in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ascendants-itunes

Stream OCEANO on your favourite platform at http://www.smarturl.it/streamoceano

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Five Finger Death Punch & Papa Roach Announce Demand Campaign for European Tour




FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH have launched a social media campaign today allowing fans to request which cities their 2015 co-headline European tour should visit. The bands recently ran a similar campaign for their US tour with many of the 1.5 million fans demanding that they visit Europe.

No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the bands are offering fans the opportunity to request shows by casting a vote for their city at http://demand.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/ and http://demand.paparoach.com/ starting today. 
Fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on each site. Each week the top voted cities will move onto the next round until the final routing is revealed the morning of June 12th, the same day FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH perform on the main stage at Download Festival in the U.K.

With 10 #1 singles and over 25 Top 10 singles between them, millions of video streams and fans all over the globe,FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH have been dominating the airwaves throughout their careers. The two bands – who have also been heralded by fans and press alike as being at the top of their game in the live arena - are scheduled to co-headline North America arenas this fall.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has just finished their much-anticipated forthcoming sixth full-length studio album,Got Your Six, to be released globally on August 28, 2015. Their last UK tour in 2014 sold out well in advance, and their previous albums THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 both debuted on the US Billboard album chart at No 2 within a four-month period in 2013, as well as in the Top 10 mainstream charts all around the world. Volume 1 has since gone gold in the U.S. and Canada, and between them, the two albums feature three #1 radio hit singles - “Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, “Battle Born” and “Wrong Side Of Heaven”, the video to which has over 26 million views to date.

Multi-platinum, Grammy and MTV award nominees PAPA ROACH’s brand of melodic hard rock has influenced many of today’s big names in the metal scene. The band released their 8th studio album F.E.A.R. earlier this year which charted at 13 in the UK charts followed by storming appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and a sold out headline UK tour. PAPA ROACH are set to release their second single “Gravity,” featuring In This Moment’s Maria Brink on June 1, 2015. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tIgtaM7OV4g. 2015 also marks the 15th Anniversary of Infest the band’s 2000 breakthrough album, which has sold over 8 million albums globally to date.


Paradise Lost / Announce more UK dates / New drummer Waltteri Vayrynen steps in for run of shows

Returning with opus number fourteen “The Plague Within” (released next week), PARADISE LOST are once again refining the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia.

In anticipation of this release, the band recently launched a new video for the track “Beneath Broken Earth” as well as announcing UK tour dates. Directed by Ash Pears (AshTV) the video can be watched here: 

The band have now added an additional 2 shows to the UK tour.

The Plague Within UK Tour 2015

30.09. UK Manchester, Academy 2
01.10. UK Glasgow, Garage
03.10. UK Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
04.10. UK London, Koko
12.11. UK Liverpool, 02 Academy
13.11. UK Nottingham, Rock City

In other news drummer Adrian Erlandsson will sit out the band’s European tour due to other commitments. Finnish drummer Waltteri Vayrynen has stepped in for the run of shows. Vayrynen comments:

“No words can explain how excited, grateful and honoured I am to do all these shows with Paradise Lost. The band has been one of my first and biggest influences ever since I was a little kid. It's gonna be one hell of a year!”

Tickets are on sale now

The singles "No Hope In Sight“ and “Beneath Broken Earth” are already available on all digital outlets and you can pre-order the digital album here:

Physical formats are available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/tpwCMDISTRO

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MICHAEL MONROE announces brand new album


NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘BLACKOUT STATES’, FOR OCTOBER 16th 2015 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

MICHAEL MONROE – hugely influential front-man, force of nature, multi-instrumentalist and revered rock ‘n’ roll icon – releases new studio album, ‘Blackout States’, on October 16th 2015 via Spinefarm Records; this 13 track outing, produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland, is the follow-up to ‘Horns And Halos’ – a Finnish chart-topper in 2013.

With ‘Blackout States’, Monroe’s current touring and recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen) and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) – provide strong creative support for a ground-breaking artist whose reputation continues to flourish, with many of rock‘n’roll’s most noted performers (including Dave Grohl and Slash) citing his unwavering drive and three-decade-plus career as a genuine source of inspiration.

Indeed, when Slash headlines the Ice Hall in Helsinki on May 28th, Monroe will be the invited Special Guest, opening the show in front of thousands of fans; after that, he heads across to London to play the Camden Rocks Festival on May 30th – this one-off UK appearance (at Camden Proud) will be filmed by celebrated videographer/ photographer Ville Juurikkala as part of the video for the first single from ‘Blackout States’.

As with ‘Horns And Halos’, the new recordings see Monroe both toasting the future and honouring the past, occasionally giving the nod to glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks, the group he forged his name with in the early-to mid-’80s.

Says Monroe: “I’m extremely excited about our new album, 'Blackout States’. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock‘n’roll record – strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all cliches, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend ‘Blackout States' to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock‘n’roll at its best sounds like today."

Monroe has a number of festival appearances locked into place for the spring / summer, with further international touring plans to be announced shortly.

NERVOSA announce first UK headline tour in August!


NERVOSA the all-female Thrash Metal combo from Sao Paolo, Brazil have just announced their first headline tour of the UK, which kicks off in Glasgow on August 15, 2015.

The night before that they make their UK debut at The Dome, London opening for Brujeria and Cryptopsy.

Fernanda Lira comments: "We're so excited to be on the road for the first time touring Europe! In my opinion, metal was born in the UK, so playing on the same ground where the first metal riffs were created it's both an honor and a privilege!!"

NERVOSA
August 2015

14th LONDON – The Dome w/ Brujeria & Cryptopsy
15th GLASGOW - Audio
16th LIVERPOOL – Krazyhouse
17th EVESHAM – The Iron Road
18th BIRMINGHAM – Asylum 2 
19th CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms
20th NORWICH – Owl Sanctuary
21st BOURNEMOUTH - Anvil

NERVOSA, have taken the scene by storm! Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut Victim Of Yourself (2014, Napalm Records), these three girls have pushed the pedal to the metal! They offer the listener high-speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads from bassist Fernanda Lira!

Check out the video for “Death” here!

NERVOSA are: Fernanda Lira - Vocals & Bass, Prika Amaral - Guitars & Backing Vocals and Pitchu Ferraz – Drums

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Battlecross announce "Rise to Power" and launch brand new song!


Tours with Crowbar and GWAR confirmed

Motor City thrashers Battlecross have just returned home from a successful trip to Bogota, CO, and nearly immediately upon returning, have launched a brand new song from their forthcoming album, "Rise to Power"! The new song, "Not Your Slave", is streaming atmetalblade.com/battlecross, where pre-order bundles are also available. "Rise to Power" will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21st, 2015. The record was produced by Jason Suecof, and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

Guitarist Tony Asta offers the following comment on the new single, "Not Your Slave": "We're really happy with the crushing feel of this song. Somehow through the writing process, maybe even on accident, a more groovy feel was created. We won't write the same record twice and I think this is our strongest and more dynamic album yet."

As previously announced, Battlecross will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar's home state of Louisiana. On tour, fans can pre-order "Rise to Power" at the Battlecross merch booth in the form of a limited edition tour laminate, only available at the merch booth. Each laminate will include a code, redeemable online, for a copy of the album!

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production for "Rise to Power", their third Metal Blade release. The tour also puts an end to the band's search for a permanent drummer, with bay area's Alex Bent now firmly in place behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album.

Battlecross will also appear at the 2015 Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8th. Summer of Doom Tickets are on sale now.

"Rise to Power" track listing:
1. Scars
2. Not Your Slave
3. Absence
4. Spoiled
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
8. Despised
9. Shackles
10. The Path

BATTLECROSS
Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying
05/28 Shreveport, LA The Riverside Warehouse
05/29 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
05/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/02 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
06/03 Mesa, AZ Club Red
06/04 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
06/05 Long Beach, CA Dipiazza's
06/06 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go-Go
06/07 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
06/08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
06/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
06/12 Calgary, AB The Republik
06/13 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
06/14 Saskatoon, SK O'Brian's Event Centre
06/16 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo Cabaret
06/17 St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/18 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
06/19 Detroit, MI The Shelter
06/20 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
06/21 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
06/22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/23 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
06/24 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
06/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
06/26 Worcester, MA The Palladium
06/27 Clifton Park, NY Trick Shot Billiards
06/28 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
06/29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
06/30 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
07/01 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
07/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/03 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
End Tour
08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL
Tour w/ GWAR, Butcher Babies 
08/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/27 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
08/28 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
08/30 Lawrence, KS Granada
08/31 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
09/01 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
09/02 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
09/03 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
09/04 Birmingham, AL Iron City
09/06 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
09/08 Wilmington, NC Ziggys By The Sea
09/09 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
09/10 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
09/11 Sauget, IL Pop's
09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/15 So. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/16 Reading, PA Reverb
09/17 Huntington, NY The Paramount
09/18 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

Battlecross' previous album, "War of Will," debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in July of 2013. This was the band's first ever Billboard chart debut! "War of Will" also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release. Watch the music video for "Never Coming Back" now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

Meta-Stasis reveal details of new album ‘The Paradox Of Metanoia’


UK brutalists META-STASIS have revealed details of the follow up to their debut ‘When The Mind Departs The Flesh’. The latest offering, entitled ‘The Paradox Of Metanoia’ will be released July 31st via Depraved Records.

Originally started as a studio project, META-STASIS have swiftly developed into one of the most groundbreaking extreme metal bands in the UK, combining psycho-extreme-tech-death metal with an industrial/jungle flavor.

With incredible reviews from the likes of Metal Hammer, Terrorizer and Kerrang!, as well as personal endorsements from luminaries such as Slayer’s Kerry King and Steve Asheim from Deicide rating META-STASIS as the next ‘best extreme band to come out of the UK’, these loud lunatics are setting the tone for a new era in extreme metal.

Check out the video for ‘Disintegrate’ here: https://youtu.be/6GyxpOxtYGQ

The band also have some upcoming shows:

5-Jun-2015 Reading Face Bar

25-June-2015 Bournemouth The Anvil

26-June-2015 Weymouth Finns Rock Bar

27-June-2015 London Underworld Camden

Headlining

24-Jul-2015 Bristol The Gryphon

25-Jul-2015 Merthyr Tydfil New Crown Inn

26-Jul-2015 Wolverhampton Fixxion Warehouse

27-Jul-2015 Wrexham Central Station

28-Jul-2015 Liverpool Bumper

29-Jul-2015 Preston Adelphi

31-Jul-2015 Sunderland Independent

1-Aug-2015 Glasgow Audio

The Damned: Documentary film to debut in the UK


Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Lemmy, members of the Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Pink Floyd, Guns ‘N’ Roses, appear in film

Members of The Damned will appear at select screenings


THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, filmmaker Wes Orshoski’s long-awaited documentary of British punk pioneers The Damned will make its European premiere June 3 in London at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.

Damned founders Rat Scabies and Brian James will join Orshoski for post-film Q&As at both of the Prince Charles Cinema screenings (6 p.m. & 9 p.m.). The European/U.K. premiere at the Prince Charles launches two weeks of exclusive screenings across the U.K.

The June 4th screening at the Arthouse in London’s Crouch End will feature a Q&A with Rat Scabies, while former Damned bassists Paul Gray and Bryn Merrick will appear in the post-film chat during the June 8th event at Chapter Arts in Cardiff. Brian James and current Damned keyboardist Monty Oxymoron will appear in Q&As following the Brighton screenings on June 10th at Duke’s at Komedia.

Director/producer Orshoski, who made his film debut with 2011’s “Lemmy,” will appear in post-film Q&As at each screening through the June 13th stop in Glasgow. For the current list of U.K. screenings, see below. Ticket details can be found at www.damneddoc.com.

Shot around the world over the past four years, THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead made its world premiere in March at the South By Southwest Film and Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The authorized film features appearances by Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Mick Jones (The Clash), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), actor/comedian Fred Armisen, and more.

The third prong in the holy trinity of English punk—alongside the Sex Pistols and The Clash—The Damned beat both in the race to be the first to put punk on wax: The Damned were the first U.K. punk band to release a single (1976’s essential “New Rose”) and album (1977’s iconic Damned Damned Damned) and they were the first to bring British punk to America, including a stop at New York’s hallowed CBGBs.

Weathering near fatal line-changes, The Damned went on to record hits in the new wave era (“Love Song” & “Smash It Up”) and registered a massive impact on the 1980s goth scene. The Damned is one of the only surviving band’s from punk’s first wave.

THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead charts the band’s unique history and bitter infighting; it captures the band in the midst of a 35th anniversary tour in 2011 which estranged former members Rat Scabies and Brian James answered with their own anniversary tour. Meanwhile other former members reunite in the unlikeliest of places—a Welsh cancer ward; elsewhere, members of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Melvins, T.S.O.L., Buzzcocks, Adverts and the Offspring detail the Damned’s role in setting fire to the dinosaur rock of the 1970s while sparking the punk movement in America.

THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is longtime journalist/ photographer Wes Orshoski’s follow-up to 2011’s Lemmy, the award-winning portrait of Motörhead legend Kilmister (which Orshoski co-directed/produced).

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U.K. Screening Dates and Locations (For tickets, visit www.damneddoc.com):

June 3, London, Prince Charles Cinema, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.*

June 4, London, Arthouse at Crouch End, 8:30 p.m.

June 5, Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House, 8:00 p.m.

June 6, Manchester, HOME, 8:10 p.m.

June 7, Leicester, Phoenix Square, 1 p.m.

June 7, Sheffield, Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest, 8:30 p.m.

June 8, Cardiff, Chapter Arts , 8:15 p.m.**

June 9, Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8:15 p.m.

June 10, Brighton, Duke’s at Komedia, 5:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m.***

June 11, Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 5:45 p.m.

June 12, Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 8:30 p.m.

June 13, Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 8 p.m.

June 14, Birmingham, The Electric Cinema, 8:30 p.m.

June 15-18, Dundee, DCA, TBD

June 19, Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 8:15 p.m.

June 20, Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 5:45 p.m.

* Includes Q&A w/Damned founders Rat Scabies & Brian James & director Wes Orshoski

** Includes Q&A with ex-Damned bassists Paul Gray and Bryn Merrick and director Wes Orshoski

*** Includes Q&A with Damned founder Brian James, current Damned keyboardist Monty Oxymoron and director Wes Orshoski

Orshoski will appear in post-film Q&As at every screening through June 13.

SYNOPSIS:

From "Lemmy" filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. "THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead" includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, GNR, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band's complex history and infighting, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer.

FILM WEBSITE: www.damneddoc.com

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE DAMNED FILM: www.facebook.com/damneddoc

TWITTER HANDLE FOR THE FILM: @damnedmovie

INSTAGRAM: DAMNEDDOC

DIRECTOR BIO

Wes Orshoski made his film debut with 2010's "Lemmy," the documentary celebrating the life of Motorhead singer Lemmy Kilmister. In addition to film work, Orshoski has for more than 20 years worked as a music journalist and photographer. His work has been published in Mojo, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Source, and many others.

DIRECTOR TWITTER HANDLE
@wesorshoski

Thursday, 28 May 2015

THE ANSWER ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES!


Following the successful international release of their highly acclaimed new album RAISE A LITTLE HELL,THE ANSWER are pleased to announce their full summer schedule of 23 USA dates that includes 12 USA support shows with WHITESNAKE, 7 headline USA club shows, 4 USA festivals and major European festivals including NOVA ROCK, HELLFEST, GREENFIELD and WACKEN.

Having just completed a successful 20 date UK headline club tour, the band are presently finishing a further 20 date European run and are looking forward to their first USA dates for several years. Lead singer and front man Cormac Neeson commented “We have been waiting for over five years to get back to the USA to play our brand of hard rock ‘n’ roll. We hope that fans who remember us from the AC/DC tour will come out to hear just how great our new album and live show is. We really can’t wait to get back!”

Raise a Little Hell, released in CD jewel, Digi Pak, special tour edition and 3 colour vinyls, is available at the Napalm Web Store, Amazon, and iTunes.

Featuring larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and a return to their raw bluesy roots, Raise A Little Hell presents a collection of hard hitting anthems that have received international critical acclaim.

THE ANSWER SUMMER 2015
6/12: Greenfield Festival, CH
6/13: Nova Rock Festival, AT
6/20: Hell Fest Festival, FR

6/22: Dallas TX @ Verizon Theater (w/ Whitesnake)
6/23: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater (w/ Whitesnake)
6/25: Socorro, TX @ Socorro Event Center (w/ Whitesnake)
6/27: Greeley, CO @ Greeley Independence Stampede Festival
6/28: Omaha, NE @ Reverb Headline show
6/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Festival
7/01: Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry Headline show
7/03: Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill AMP (w/ Whitesnake)
7/05: Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock (w/ Whitesnake)
7/07: Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center (w/ Whitesnake)
7/08: Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center (w/ Whitesnake)
7/09: St. Louis, MO @ ORH Headline show
7/10: Kansas City MO @ Daveys Headline show
7/11: St. Paul, MN @ Myth show (w/ Whitesnake)
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Headline show
7/14: Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom (w/ Whitesnake)
7/16: OshKosh, WI @ Rock USA Festival
7/17: Geneva, IL @ Geneva Music Park (w/ Whitesnake)
7/18: Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza (w/ Whitesnake)
7/20: Greensburg, PN @ Palace Theater (w/ Whitesnake)
7/21: Washington DC @ DC9 Headline show
7/22: New York, NY @ Knitting Factory Headline show
7/24: Green Bay, WI @ Burning Cow Festival
7/30: Wacken Festival DE

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FEAR FACTORY: "Genexus" Artwork and Track Listing Revealed!


The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, will release their 9thstudio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, entitled Genexus, on August 7thworldwide. Genexus was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY,TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by artist Anthony Clarkson. Drums on Genexus were performed by Mike Heller(MALIGNANCY).

The album is available for pre-order now
Digipack CD/T-Shirt bundle

Limited Clear Vinyl

Limited Gold Vinyl

“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalistBurton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.

“This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”

Genexus track list:
1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
LIMITED DIGIPAK BONUS TRACKS:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality

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.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

ORCHID – new 'Sign Of The Witch' EP release date announced!


San Francisco-based classic doom metallers ORCHID’s brand new EP 'Sign Of The Witch' which was scheduled for a late May 2015 release will now be released July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Sign Of The Witch will contain 4 brand new tracks and will exclusively be available from the Nuclear Blast Mailorder - Get your copy here: 

10” splatter vinyl

Digipack CD

The band will arrive in Europe next week to play big festivals like Rockavaria and Rock im Revier on the Centerstage.

Guitarist Mark Thomas Baker comments: 
"It's been a few years since we've recorded and we've all gotten so much better at playing and working together. We're excited to let people hear what we're up to these days."

Tracklist 'Sign Of The Witch':
01. Sign Of The Witch
02. John The Tiger
03. On Strange Winds
04. Burning Eastern Skies

Sign Of The Witch marks the band's first release since 2013's highly successful The Mouths Of Madness, which hit the German charts on position #18 in its first week of sale.


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THREE DAYS GRACE REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE 'HUMAN RACE'

THREE DAYS GRACE REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE 'HUMAN RACE'

The platinum-selling, chart-topping and record-setting quartet hailing from Ontario, Canada consistently offer up hard-hitting, honest and hypnotic anthems. Ahead of the bands performance at this years Download Festival comes the video for the new single ‘Human Race’.


The Mark Pellington directed video may be a little NSFW due to the images of an incapacitated naked woman lying on her side on a table attached to a breathing tube. But the video’s focus more about the ideas of human connection with very distinctive looking actors whose faces seem to tell a story.

It’s a thought-provoking clip from a director who has a history with such subject matter, whether it be Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’, ‘Alice in Chains’ ‘Rooster’ or Foo Fighters ‘Best of You’ that populate his video resume.

“We had played the night before and were headed to the next city as the sun was coming up in the Midwest. We were looking out the window at just peaceful countryside and just kinda soaking it all in and then, just like that, the bus took an exit and we ended up in downtown morning rush hour gridlock traffic … just watching out the bus window as people yelled at each other, ran red lights, gave each other the finger, and were just being generally sh—y to one another, while they were in some massive rush to get nowhere at 7:30AM. It was like we were on the outside looking in, and I remember somebody said, ‘Where the hell is everybody going and why are they such in a rush? Don’t you just get sick of running this race? The human race?’ The song was born in that moment. We started writing it right away” – Comments Neil Sanderson

On their new album ‘Human’ the band--MATT WALST (lead vocals), BARRY STOCK (lead guitar), BRAD WALST (bass), and NEIL SANDERSON (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming)--re-teamed with producerGavin Brown, who did the same honors for their platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album. 

‘Human’ is currently available to buy here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/human/id967339615

Look for Three Days Grace on tour. Full dates below. 

Upcoming European Tour
5/30 Madrid, ES @ Sala San Miguel
5/31 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Razzmatazz
6/2 Milan, IT @ Sonisphere - Italy
6/4 Vienna, AT @ Rick In Veinna
6/5 Kralove, VZ @ Festival Park
6/6 Mendig, DE @ Flugplatz Mendig – Mendig Airfield
6/7 Nuremberg, DE @ Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld
6/10 Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
6/12 Warsaw, PO @ Orange Warsaw Festival Live
6/14 Castle Donington, GB @ Download Festival

PRIMORDIAL announced as special guest for Abbath London show


Irish metal act PRIMORDIAL have just been announced as special guest for ABBATH’s London show at The Forum, London on Friday September 18, 2015.

Abbath + PRIMORDIAL + Conan

September 2015
18th LONDON – The Forum


PRIMORDIAL have just launched a brand new video for the song "Wield Lightning To Split The Sun"! Watch the video now at www.metalblade.com/primordial

"Wield Lightning To Split The Sun" is taken off the bands latest album "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" which is still available for purchase at THIS location! There you can also watch the bands first video clip for "Babel's Tower"!

PRIMORDIAL will also play a string of selected club shows and festivals across Europe in the months to come.

PRIMORDIAL
13/06/15 RO - Bucharest @ Metalhead Meeting
19/06/15 DK - Copenhagen @ Copenhell
20/06/15 BE - Dessel @ Graspop Metal Meeting
17/07/15 DE - Balingen @ Bang Your Head!
18/07/15 FR - Simandre Sur Suran @ Ragnard Rock Festival
06/08/16 DE - Schlotheim @ Party.San Open Air
07/08/15 CZ - Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Open Air
08/08/15 AT - Döbriach @ Sauzipf Rocks
03/10/15 NO - Trondheim @ Trondheim Metal Fest
16/10/15 DE - Berlin @ Astra (Friction Fest)
17/10/15 DE - Köln @ Essigfabrik (Friction Fest)
05/12/15 DE - Oberhausen @ Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

An eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band's deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.

SOILWORK - announce new album title and artwork 'The Ride Majestic'.


Sweden-based Melodic Death Metal experts SOILWORK have announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, 'The Ride Majestic'. The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic was recorded by David Castillo (OPETH, KATATONIA) at Studio Gröndal, Produced and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street. 

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid comments: "We just put the final touches on our new album 'The Ride Majestic' and all we can say is that it's going to be massive. It definitely picks up where we left off with 'The Living Infinite', but slightly darker, atmospheric and almost anthemic, with some really interesting twists and turns. Can't wait to play this epic beast live! Await the ride majestic ladies n gents!"

In celebration of The Ride Majestic’s impending release, SOILWORK have released a live video of their hit song 'Let This River Flow' feat. NIGHTWISH/REVAMP singer Floor Jansen, which comes off SOILWORK’s most recent DVD/Blu Ray output, 'Live In The Heart Of Helsinki' Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXB7CB6DmU

Added Strid: "I was really excited to work with Floor Jansen, especially since we haven't had any female guest artists featured on anything SOILWORK-related before. I first got to know Floor via email some years ago, when she asked me to do some guest vocals for her other amazing band REVAMP. I was absolutely thrilled, since I really respect her as a singer - she can do it all: amazing clean vocals, powerful high and low screams and can shape her voice into just about anything. I thought I'd "return the favour" and ask her to do 'Let This River Flow' with me for our live DVD in Helsinki and boy did it turn out amazing! It was really cool to meet her in person as well, her presence is majestic and she has a great sense of humour. I think our voices match perfectly in this almost anthemic song, which showcases a lot of different types of vocals."


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WE CAME AS ROMANS PREMIERE NEW SONG


Premiere New Song

“The World I Used To Know”

Now Available For Pre-Order


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Performing on the Main Stage All Summer Long

on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour

We Came As Romans have officially announced their highly anticipated self-titled new album, which will be released July 24th, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. The album was recorded with multi-platinum, award-winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice & Men), and is now available for pre-order at one of the following links:


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“Writing this record with David Bendeth was very intense,” states vocalist Dave Stephens. “If a song wasn't great, it was rewritten until it was, and if it still wasn't great, it was cut. We wrote close to 40 songs for this record and only ten made the album. Beyond becoming better writers and musicians, it made us stronger as a band and as a team.”

Today, We Came As Romans release a brand new song taken from the album. Fans can now stream the lead single, “The World I Used To Know” via soundcloud.

The band explains the new song by stating, “When we were younger, we had a youthful spirit that made us less fearful of the changing world around us. Even though we've lost that and are now more aware of the negativity in the world, we need to remember those days and view the world with a hopeful spirit.”

“The World I Used To Know” will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally from iTunes.

We Came As Romans – Track-listing

1. Regenerate

2. Who Will Pray?

3. The World I Used To Know

4. Memories

5. Tear It Down

6. Blur

7. Savior Of The Week

8. Flatline

9. Defiance

10. 12:30

The band will perform main-stage for the entire run of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, which 
officially kicks off on June 19th, 2015 in Pomona, CA at the Pomona Fairplex.

Composed of vocalists, David Stephens and Kyle Pavone, guitarists Joshua Moore and Lou Cotton, bassist Andrew Glass and drummer Eric Choi, We Came As Romans have already seen massive success with their first two full-length albums To Plant A Seed and Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be each topping 100,000 sales in the US alone. Their most recent release, Tracing Back Roots topped the Billboard charts coming in at #8 on the Billboard 200. The album also charted #1 Independent Album, #1 Internet Album, #1 Hard Rock Album and#2 Top Rock Album. The band’s recent live DVD release Present, Future, and Past debuted #1 on the Billboard DVD charts, beating Metallica for the top spot.

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KAMELOT – HIT THE WORLDWIDE CHARTS!

Symphonic Metal masters KAMELOT have massively hit the worldwide charts with their brand new album Haven – out now on Napalm Records! 
A stunning release of a monumental record - going straight up to the #1 position on Billboard Hard Rock Album Charts as well as #1 CMJ Loud Rock Charts, selling 7900 units in the first week in the US.

KAMELOT mastermind Thomas Youngblood states: 
“This is a first in KAMELOT’s history and we’re obviously very proud and happy about it. I’d like to thank all the fans for your amazing support, thanks for your great feedback on Haven and the Insomnia video as well – stay tuned as we have more of these coming up in the next months! See you somewhere on tour in 2015!”

All chart entries read as follows: 

#1 US Top Hard Rock Albums*
#3 US Top Hard Music Albums
#3 Sweden Rock / Metal
#4 Canada Hard Music Charts
#4 Finland Indie Charts
#5 UK Rock & Metal Album
#12 Finland*
#14 Germany*
#18 UK Indie Album 
#23 Netherlands*
#24 Switzerland
#28 Japan*
#41 Austria*
#43 Norway
#44 Sweden
#68 Canada*
#73 Spain
#73 Belgium
#75 US Top 200 Billboard (7900 units)
#119 UK Official*
#150 France

*highest ever!

Following the release of Haven, KAMELOT are currently on a massive WORLD TOUR with European Festival shows in the Summer 2015 and numerous shows in September/October 2015 for their biggest European headline tour to date. 
You would think after massive touring like that, the band would take a break, but that is not the case. KAMELOT will then return to the road on the second leg of their North American tour in November & December! 

Find all upcoming tour dates bellow & make sure to get your tickets fast!

SUMMER SHOWS & FESTIVALS

27.06.2015 BG – Kavarna / Kavarna Rock Festival
01.07.2015 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
02.07.2015 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
04.07.2015 RO – Romania / I Am The Rocker Festival
09.07.2015 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival

EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

17.09.2015 FR – Paris / La Cigale
18.09.2015 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
19.09.2015 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
20.09.2015 DE – Bochum / Zeche
24.09.2015 DK – Rødovre / Kulturhuset Viften
25.09.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår'n
26.09.2015 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
27.09.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Medis
29.09.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
01.10.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
02.10.2015 FI - Seinäjoki / Rytmikorjaamo
03.10.2015 FI – Helsinki / Circus
05.10.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
06.10.2015 PL – Warszawa / Club Progresja
08.10.2015 IT – Milano / Live Music Club
10.10.2015 JP – Tokyo / Loud Park Festival
16.10.2015 NL – Tilburg / Poppodium 013 

North American Leg 2 
/with Special Guest Dragonforce

11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/14: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/15: Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
11/17: Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
11/18: Springfield, MD @ The Fillmore 
11/20: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
11/21: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/22: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
11/24: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/25: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
11/26: London, ON @ Music Hall
11/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom 
11/28: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
12/1: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12/2: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
12/3: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12/4: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 
12/6: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
12/7: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
12/9: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 
12/10: Houston, TX @ House of Blues 
12/12: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz

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