THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - INTV
Listen while you flip through the ass-ton of NEW! photos from the 4/26/13 Philly show.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - INTV
Listen while you flip through the ass-ton of NEW! photos from the 4/26/13 Philly show.
It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion have created a dark and intense death metal record almost overnight. The individual members’ prior success aside, the music speaks for itself. In an exclusive studio video, shot and edited by Ryan Glisan, fans can catch a glimpse of what it’s like to record inside Lambesis Studios. The new video is now streaming at metalblade.com/pyrithion.
Singer Tim Lambesis, who is best known for his work as the front man of As I Lay Dying, explains: “I have wanted to do a heavier and more traditionally metal band for a while. Being that I own a recording studio, I thought a great place to start was by asking my engineer who the best guitar player is that he has recorded. I wanted to team him up with one of my favorite guitar players growing up.”
Shortly thereafter, Ryan Glisan from Allegaeon and Andy Godwin (ex-The Famine, Embodyment) began sending ideas back and forth. Those ideas would form the foundations of the first three Pyrithion songs.
Glisan elaborates further on the band’s expedited origin, “When Tim first reached out to me to ask if I was interested in starting a new project, I was really intrigued as to where the overall sound would go. Given the short time frame we had to work with, the ‘newness’ of all the members, and an uncertainty of an overall direction, I wasn’t initially 100% confident in how the end product would turn out. After spending a weekend collaborating, recording these initial 3 songs, and beginning to write new songs going forward, I can say with absolute confidence now that this band will be a major force in the metal scene.”
Pyrithion’s debut release, The Burden of Sorrow, stands as a showcase of what the members are capable of putting together over what merely amounted to an extended weekend. The total potential in Pyrithion is incredible and there is much anticipation for how the band will continue to develop as they prepare for a full length record.
The Burden of Sorrow will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on April 16, 2013.
KOLDBRANN have been spearheading the Norwegian underground black metal scene since their founding in 2001. Together with compatriots such as 1349, URGEHAL and others, the band remained true to the early spirit of the genre. Their brand new full-length Vertigo sees KOLDBRANN drawing deep from their cold, raw black roots, while simultaneously exploring new, vintage sonic territory.
Vertigo is available for streaming in it’s entirety at the official KOLDBRANN Bandcamp page. and can be ordered at the Season of Mist e-shop. The album is available on CD, and as a strictly limited edition gate-fold double LP in black and transparent vinyl.
KOLDBRANN’s first music video from Vertigo, Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott, can be viewed here.
To hear tunes from KOLDBRANN’s Vertigo album on The Welding Room, send Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com
Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT will release their highly anticipated fourth album, The Migration, on June 11, shortly after the start of their upcoming tour with Intronaut. The album was recorded earlier this year at Basement Studios in North Carolina with Jamie King (BTBAM, For Today).
The Migration marks the recording debut of new bassist Mark Michell. A behind-the-scenes look at the tracking of his bass guitar parts for the album, which features snippets of several new tracks, can be seen on Bass Musician Magazine by clicking HERE.
Additionally, SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently hosting a raffle sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EMG Pickups and Ernie Ball. You can purchase a $1 ticket directly from www.scalethesummitstore.com to be entered in the drawing for the grand prize of a brand new Jackson SLAT-7 guitar; a first-place prize consisting of a set of EMG pickups; a second-place prize of 12 packs of Ernie Ball strings; and a third-place prize of three SCALE THE SUMMIT t-shirts. A video drawing announcing the winners will be posted on the band’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/scalethesummit) on May 9.
Based in Houston, SCALE THE SUMMIT have released three acclaimed albums to date and toured in recent years with a who’s who of modern progressive metal, from legends such as Dream Theater, Cynic and Devin Townsend to next-generation heroes like Between The Buried And Me, Periphery and Protest The Hero.
Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live here:
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4*
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar%
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle
% with Castle
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Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus, last week to great success. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1. Additionally, the band can reveal that they are positioned at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart.
“To finally have a proper release in the USA is awesome in itself, but to see it hit number ONE on the iTunes metal charts is mindblowing! We just recently learned that we are at #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker charts, which is a really good indication for things to come as well,” states guitarist and keyboardist Olof Mörck.
“Right now we are looking at every possible opportunity to come back to the US and perform over there again, our first and only show at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta was a great experience indeed! So watch out, as THE NEXUS live machine will hit American shores this year!”
AMARANTHE’s new music video for The Nexus racked up OVER 1.4 MILLION views since its release on January 25. The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).
AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.
Last week saw the WEATHERMAKER MUSIC release of the highly anticipated new studio album Earth Rocker from CLUTCH. Earth Rocker entered the Billboard Top 200 Charts at #15 marking the highest Billboard Chart debut in the band’s storied career. The album came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart.
In addition to the impressive chart positions stateside, the band continues their global domination entering the German Top 100 Media Control Chart at #71. In the UK
Earth Rocker charted at #50 on the Top 200 Album Chart, #3 on the Top Rock and Metal Albums Chart and #11 on the Top Independent album chart.
Earth Rocker is continuing to make an impact at radio. The album is #1 at CMJ Loud Rock, and their second single, Crucial Velocity - for which they also released a lyric video – was added to The Welding Room rotation. The video was done by animator James Appleton and can be viewed HERE. Send your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com to hear CLUTCH on the radio program.
“WEATHERMAKER MUSIC is thrilled with this result. The release campaign began 6 months ago. We executed on our worldwide plan by integrating touring, promotion, retail and digital marketing as well as Specialty/Metal and Active Rock radio campaigns in a perfect sequence. Our partners around the world backed us up. RED Music’s extraordinary support made much of this possible. But in the end none of it would have been the same without this great album. CLUTCH is the quintessential American rock band!”
- WEATHERMAKER MUSIC Label Manager Stefan Koster
Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.
CLUTCH is currently out on the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American Tour. The tour runs through April 20 ending in Baltimore, MD. Supporting acts on this run include Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child.
3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market – SOLD OUT!
4/20: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live – SOLD OUT!
*Denotes Festival Date*
WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade just launched his official youtube channel. Fans can subscribe now at youtube.com/AlexWadeOfficial. The first video is a performance demonstration of WHITECHAPEL’s Vicer Exciser from their upcoming re-issue of The Somatic Defilement. The re-issues was completely re-mixed by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis and re-mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside.
Alex Wade comments on the new channel: “For a while, I have taken to videography as a second hobby to guitar playing. Creating this YouTube channel just combines my two favorite hobbies and allows me to connect more personally with our fan base, so it just seems like a natural thing for me to do. I will be posting song play throughs of Whitechapel (and non Whitechapel) songs, gear demos, FAQs, tutorials, tour videos, and a lot more.”
WHITECHAPEL fans can also subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman’s channel, which focuses on gaming, as well as responses to questions from fans. Subscribe at youtube.com/phillybo1985. The official channel for the band can be found at youtube.com/whitechapeltv.
An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, April 27 and 28, 2013 at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.
The region’s biggest rock event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shinedown. Additions to the festival’s lineup include Saliva (Sunday, April 28) and Whitechapel (Saturday, April 27). For tickets and info, visit welcometorockvillefestival.com.
w/ Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Chimaira, I Killed The Prom Queen
04/19 Wichita, KS The Cotilion
04/20 Dallas, TX The Palladium
04/22 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
04/23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
04/25 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
04/26 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
04/27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville ’13
04/28 Tampa, FL The Ritz
04/30 Birmingham, AL Bessemer Civic Center
05/01 Norfolk, VA The Norva
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA Ice Garden Arena
05/05 Richmond, VA The National
05/07 Long Island, NY The Paramount
05/08 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theatre
05/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s *
05/10 Toledo, OH Rocket Bar *
05/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
05/12 Minneapolis, MN Epic
05/13 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap Lounge * w/ Motionless In White
05/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
05/15 Kansas City, MO Granada Theater
05/16 St Louis, MO Firebird * w/ Motionless In White
05/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
* w/ I Killed The Prom Queen only
INTRONAUT released their new album, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), last week. The band also announced a headlining tour, beginning this June. The full list of dates can be seen below.
SCALE THE SUMMIT
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT (dates with *)
CASTLE (dates with **)
6/4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/5 Seattle, WA @ Highline*
6/6 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater*
6/7 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Metalfest*
6/8 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN @ Station-4*
6/12 Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA @ The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In*
6/24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
7/2 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21**
7/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
7/5 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**
7/6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy**
(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s biggest hard and heavy music touring festival announces its electrifying sixth-year lineup. Artists performing on the 2013 thunderous fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which hits the street April 23, and includes the first single, Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town, along with such tracks as Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga, Lucifer Rising, Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s We’re an American Band. Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UME. Zombie’s also written and directed his 6th feature film, The Lords of Salem, in theaters April 19 (Anchor Bay).
After three gold albums in a row and ten consecutive top ten radio singles, Five Finger Death Punch continue their evolution in 2013 by releasing a new single in early May, followed by their fourth studio album in June. FFDP are set to perform live at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in Los Angeles on May 2 and will warm up for Mayhem playing this summer’s most prestigious European festivals, amongst them UK’s Download Festival and Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.
The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA are also confirmed to perform on most dates.
Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER, MUSICIANS
INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,
ZIPPO, METAL BLADE RECORDS, NAPALM RECORDS, SQUATCH SNACK STICKS,
FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and
In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival experience.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing awesome surprises for all attendees. Rockstar will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated as THE ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.
Addition to the festival’s music and arts, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and the Rockstar
Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have partnered to create the Rockstar Mayhem Independent Artist Scholarship! This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from March 18 until June 1, 2013. Applicants must visit www.mi.edu/mayhem-rock-festivalscholarship to enter.
Tour dates are as follows:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL STAGES AND ARTISTS:
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE JAGERMEISTER STAGE
CHILDREN OF BODOM MACHINE HEAD
BEHEMOTH JOB FOR A COWBOY
EMMURE BUTCHER BABIES
BORN OF OSIRIS BATTLECROSS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE HUNTRESS
THROWN INTO EXILE
SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE
CITY IN THE SEA
3 LOCAL OPENERS
About ROCKSTAR – Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors.
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