SET TO REFLECT Sign With Standby Records

(Akron, Ohio) – SET TO REFLECT signed with Standby Records. The band is set to release their debut EP April 2.

Debut EP Available April 2nd

Vocalist Tony McVaney commented on signing to Standby Records:

“We’ve been writing this record over the past 3 years and to us it’s crazy that its finally done and coming to life. We knew right away we wanted to go into the studio with Landon Tewers. We’ve worked with him before and he believes in our music just as much as we do so we know it’s going to come out perfect. We really can’t be more proud of anything we’ve ever done and we hope everyone who listens to the record can love it just as much as we do.”

Check out the video of the band announcing their signing to Standby Records HERE.

The post-hardcore quintet was originally formed by best friends Tony Mcvaney and Alan Bryan after the demise of their past bands. Not willing to settle for members that were less than perfect, the two recorded three demos with producer Landon Tewers and began try outs. After almost a full year of struggling with temporary members that did not quite fit, things began to fall into place with the addition of bassist Trevor Jenkins, guitarist Matthew Luthie, and lastly, percussionist William Green.

After completing the line-up, the band quickly found their footing, followed by a flurry of writing, recording, and touring. This spring will begin the next big phase in the bands life, as they begin tracking their debut full-length and national touring.

With a fresh new attitude, the drive to make great music for their audience and the delivery of an intense live show to back it, SET TO REFLECT is happy to finally be rolling full force into the future, making new fans and friends. The future could not be brighter.

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Gojira LIVE in the (Cradle of) Philthadelphia

The Welding Room plague is spreading in Philthy. More & more hacks are stealing from the original, the creative, the beacon of metal radio.

We’re undecided as to simultaneously take over Atlantic City and Philadelphia or conquer one at a time. Do you care?

Gojira @ TLA in Philadelphia. Unprofessional pictures!

Click link = magic.

May your nether regions tingle with excites.

Much love,

-R.

DEW-SCENTED Added To TESTAMENT European Tour

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed as direct support for the almighty TESTAMENT on their upcoming European tour. The two-week tour kicks off  March 16 in Reggio Emilia, Italy and features support from Bleed From Within. As a result of the tour, DEW-SCENTED postponed their previously announced shows throughout France with No Return.

Dew-Scented

Check the TOUR DATES page (see above) for full listing

Regarding the cancelled dates, Dew-Scented commented,

“We apologize for any inconvenience this might produce and will be hopefully announcing re-scheduled dates for later this year very soon. However, we will still be appearing at Chaulnes Metal Fest 2013 since this show doesn’t clash with the other newly added dates. See you there”

DEW-SCENTED also finished tracking new studio recordings for a very special anniversary release, due out this spring.
In addition to the Testament tour, DEW-SCENTED confirmed their participation in the Full Metal Cruise, a week-long voyage featuring Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Firewind, Sabaton, Gamma Ray and Doro. The cruise departs May 5 from Hamburg, making stops in Southampton (UK), Le Havre (France) and Amsterdam before returning to Hamburg on May 12. For further details and ticket information, visit: www.full-metal-cruise.com

 

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Premiere New Single

Italy’s Southern/Hard Rock act TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY premièred Acid Overlord, the second song off their debut album Ruralizer, coming out March 12 in Europe and April 16 in North America on Agonia Records.

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Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band also uses a banjo and Hammond organs.

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY

The album features guest appearances by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeart, Mitch Malloy), Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

“Absolutely cool! Good old swamp infested blues metal!” – Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream/The Hounds Of Hasselvander)

Ruralizer was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Mandelli  at Elfo Studios. The album consists of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. It will be available on Digipack CD and digital download.

TOMBSTOMB HIGHWAY commented:

“We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY

Tracklist:

1. Old Blood

2. Acid Overlord

3. Graveyard Blues

4. Hellfire Rodeo

5. Ruralizer

6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)

7. At The Bitter End

8. Mississippi Queen*

9. Hangman’s Friend

Click here to pre-order through AGONIA RECORDS 

Previously released track available by clicking on image below


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New STRYPER Single Available Now!

Christian Rockers STRYPER released Bleeding from the Inside Out, the first digital single off their forthcoming album Second Coming, due March 26 in North America on Frontiers Records.

Release dates: March 22/North America: March 26, 2013

Bleeding from the Inside Out is one of 2 original tracks on Second Coming (the other being Blackened). The remaining 14 songs making up the new album are brand new recordings from the band’s first three classic albums: The Yellow and Black Attack, Soldiers Under Command and To Hell With the Devil. Second Coming is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.

STRYPER (pictured from left to right): Oz Fox, Robert Sweet, Tim Gaines, Michael Sweet

The single is available for download via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers, and can be streamed digitally through Spotify.

SHAI HULUD Album Debuts On Multiple Billboard

Shai Hulud‘s latest album, Reach Beyond the Sun, was released last week to much anticipation and overwhelmingly positive reviews. The result: Billboard debuts on multiple charts. Reach Beyond the Sun debuted on the following charts: #12 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart, #22 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums Chart, #38 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart, and #52 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. In Canada, Reach Beyond the Sun, debuted at #62 on the Hard Music Charts.

On tour now in Australia; US and European tours to follow this Spring

Shai Hulud always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. To further communicate the lyrics, the band posted a lyric video for one of their favorite tracks, A Human Failing, on metalblade.com/shaihulud.

Metal Blade Records launched a contest on metalblade.com for one lucky fan to win a copy of Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun on vinyl! Enter to win now at metalblade.com/us/contests.

“Old-schoolers Shai Hulud helped invent metalcore, combining jagged metallic riffing with emotive hardcore…they prove it all still works in a big way, a sign that they’ve been doing it right all along”Revolver 

“a cathartic, anthemic return to strength and a testament to never forgetting your roots”Terrorizer

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WILSON Ready For GWAR, WARBEAST Tour

The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That’s WILSON. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That’s WILSON. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break “nooner”. That’s fucking WILSON. The citation for a noise violation… that’s just where the party begins. If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made WILSON juggernauts. For the past few years WILSON have transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. WILSON not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.

Now they are ready to take their party to the road, heading out on the “Fate or Chaos” North American tour with Mutant Overlords GWAR and Warbeast. The tour kicks off April 10. All dates listed on the TOUR DATES page. Tickets for all the dates are on sale now.

Chad Nicefield Vocalist/Weirdo Beardo commented on the upcoming “Fate or Chaos” tour:

“We are extremely excited and honored to be supporting the legendary GWAR this April! WILSON cannot wait for all the fuckery to unveil itself on the road with these scumdogs!”

WILSON recently completed work on a video for their song Better Off check it out HERE. Check out their song Susan Jane HERE.

Five dudes growing up in Michigan‘s post-industrial wasteland, know when life gives you lemons, buy a bottle of tequila, chug it, and enjoy biting into that sour fruit. You can taste that philosophy in the music. With a brutal rhythm section and fret-board wizardry, they bring the best parts of metal into their hook heavy straight up rock n’ roll. Don’t be surprised if you see the gnarliest, glowering dude in the bar start dancing like a first grader on a school picnic once the music starts. Rabid demand from a growing fan base has sold out their debut EP, Standing on the Reel. They have a new full-length album coming in 2013, produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Saves the Day, Every Time I Die).

With a new album in the works and relentless tour schedule, whatever you do, don’t go to http://www.wilsonpartyanimals.com/, unless you’re ready to fucking party!

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CANCER BATS Announce Tour Dates with KVELERTAK

CANCER BATS will be returning to the US in April and May with Kvelertak and Black Tusk. The combination of these high energy live acts makes this tour one not to be missed. The shows begin April 21 in Chicago, IL and wrap up on May 20 in Allston, MA.

CANCER BATS announce Spring 2013 tour dates with Kvelertak
Bat Sabbath – Bastard of Reality EP is available now

CANCER BATS recently released a new EP: Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality. The EP consists of five Black Sabbath covers and was inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response the band received for their “Bat Sabbath” Canadian tour in 2011, as well as the Sonisphere 2011 after party. Bootleg videos from the Sonisphere set can be seen now on metalblade.com/cancerbats. Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality is available now on iTunes for $4.95. Tour dates are listed on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above). 

Critics and fans across the globe have heaped praise upon Dead Set On Living.

“With positivity this ugly, it’s hard not to find something to love”  – About.com

It’s heavy, it’s catchy, it’s relentlessly brilliant and, above all else, it’s still quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear this year” – Metal Hammer UK

Fans can purchase Dead Set On Living directly from metalblade.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and local record stores.

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http://www.youtube.com/thegoddamncancerbats

 

TWR.com Updates

The Welding Room February 25th PLAYLIST is now available for your disapproval. Big thanks to Fashion, Matty, Zakie & Shanny for the death threats/complaints!

TOUR DATES also updated with new DEATH TO ALL Tour shows & VIP ticket links.

Record your death threats/complaints for THE WELDING ROOM on WRDR-DB www.rockdefradio.com. The most venomous attacks might be featured on the program!

DEATH TO ALL Announce North American Tour Dates

The esteemed DEATH TO ALL Tour, celebrating the life and music of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, will be returning in 2013 for an even larger run of dates. After a successful 2012 run, the tour, now referred to as DTA1, will feature the original lineup of DEATH from Human — guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve Di Giorgio, and drummer Sean Reinert, with special guest vocalist/guitarist Max Phelps of Cynic/Exist. The band will be playing a selection of songs from the first four DEATH albums including the cream of the Human album.


Once again, the spirit of the tour is to spread the word and raise money for the charity Sweet Relief, while keeping the music and legacy of Chuck Schuldiner alive. A second version of the tour, dubbed DTA2, is planned for North America later this year, and will focus on the final three DEATH albums, plus a one-off European date at Neurotic Deathfest May 3 that will cover the entire DEATH catalog. A complete listing of dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (above), where a limited number of VIP tickets are available.

Additionally, 2013 will continue to see the deluxe reissues of DEATH’s catalog by Relapse Records. Over the last couple of years, the label has painstakingly reissued and remastered the later albums from the DEATH catalog including The Sound of Perseverance, Individual Thought Patterns, Human, Spiritual Healing and other Chuck Schuldiner related releases. These DEATH titles are currently available for streaming at this location.

www.deathband.bandcamp.com
http://www.emptywords.org