Interviews with Chad & Puhy (WILSON), Kyle & Hiran (BATTLECROSS), J.R. & Blake (PIG DESTROYER) and Oderus from Hadad’s Water Park up in the INTERVIEW VAULT now!
PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18 thru 22 2014We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”
Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today
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Disinterred British extreme metal legends, CARCASS released the track ‘Captive Bolt Pistol‘ from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel. The single is available on colored vinyl. The digital version will follow soon.
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Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol
Side B: Intensive Battery Brooding
Order the single here: http://smarturl.it/SurgicalSteelCD
Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT).
“We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork.
“He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”
Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Fall.
Check out this trailer previewing music from Surgical Steel
Surgical Steel will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Europe) and September 17 (North America).
MAYBE WHITNEY is a new Electronic Hardcore artist from Detroit, MI. MAYBE WHITNEY is violently expanding musical boundaries by blending metal, EDM, hip hop, and dub-step to create high energy, speaker thumping sounds.
The forthcoming self-titled full-length record is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release and features performances from Sid Wilson of the multi-platinum Slipknot, Bertrand Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk), Phil Druyor (Attack! Attack!), Swifty McVay (D12), Jahred Gomes (hed PE), and more.
The first official single, a cover of Demi Lovato‘s “Heart Attack” shows off all the key ingredients of Maybe Whitney’s genre bending brew.
Hear the song on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6IKTUkKp0k
The numbers are in for the first week and REVOCATION has cracked the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the first time. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.
Frontman Dave Davidson commented on cracking the Billboard Charts:
“When I got the call today that we cracked into the billboard chart for the first time I was beyond stoked. We would like to sincerely thank all of our fans that picked up the record, you guys rule!”
REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.
The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”. Check it out HERE.
The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store. The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78
The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”. The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show. The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.
REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.
Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18 and runs through October 10. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.
1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
6. The Gift You Gave
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation
REVOCATION Headline Dates
8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center
8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard
8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store
8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***
9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix
9/19-Paris FR @ L’Empreinte
9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy
9/21-Manchester UK @ NQ Live
9/22-Glasgow UK @ Cathouse
9/24-Brussels BE @ Magasin 4
9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak
9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben
9/28-Gothenburg SWE @ Sticky Fingers
9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee
9/30-Copenhagen DK @ Lille Vega
10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet
10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo
10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39
10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island
10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene
10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel
10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum
10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp
12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta
“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal — albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes” – Decibel
“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough” – MetalSucks
“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers” – New Noise Magazine
“from the get-go they grab you by the throat” – Outburn
Check back often! The Welding Room’s exclusive coverage of the 4th Annual GWAR B-Q from Hadad’s Water Park will be available RIGHT HERE over the course of the next few hours.
In the meantime, you can listen to the pre-show interview from last week (below):
- GWAR Gears Up For GWAR-B-Q With New Single (theweldingroom.com)
- Gwar B-q Is On, Rain or Shine! (theweldingroom.com)
- Official GWAR Beer Release with Guest Host ODERUS URUNGUS Announced (theweldingroom.com)
- GWAR Announces Gigantic Fall Tour in Support of New Album (theweldingroom.com)
- Additional 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Details Announced (theweldingroom.com)