Shai Hulud Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown for New Album

Shai Hulud has always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Their latest effort, Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. In an effort to further elaborate and expose fans to the ideas behind each of the album’s eleven tracks, founding members Matt Fox and Matt Fletcher, posted a track-by-track breakdown. Additionally, an accompanying video has been posted that highlights 30 second samples from each song on the album, as well as portions of the album art from inside the package. VIEW HERE

Reach Beyond the Sun available now in North America

Shai Hulud is currently streaming their single, Monumental Graves from Reach Beyond the Sun. The song can be heard now HERE.

Shai Hulud’s new album, Reach Beyond the Sun is now available. The title track for the album is streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunes HERE. To listen, view videos, and to order your copy, visit

“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 Magazine

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

Tour Dates:

Soundwave Festival (SOLD OUT)
02/23 Brisbane, Australia
02/24 Sydney, Australia
03/01 Melbourne, Australia
03/02 Adelaide, Australia
03/04 Perth, Australia

Failed States European Tour 2013
w/ Propagandhi, War on Women
04/12 Berlin, DE SO36
04/13 Hamburg, DE Grünspan
04/14 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
04/15 Nottingham, UK Rock City w/ Comeback Kid
04/17 London, UK The Electric Ballroom w/ Comeback Kid
04/18 Glasgow, UK Garage w/ Comeback Kid
04/19 Sheffield, UK Corporation w/ Comeback Kid
04/20 Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom
04/21 Köln, DE Essigfabrik
04/23 München, DE Backstage
04/24 Zürich, CH Komplex
04/25 Wien, AT Arena
04/26 Milano, IT Officina Creative Ansaldo
04/27 Stuttgart, DE LKA

WACKEN Metal Battle Drops in Canada (French Version Included)


(Montreal, QC) – The world’s most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada. Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year’s highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, Germany. Searching for the strongest contenders, Metal Battle Canada will showcase Canada’s premiere talents for one true champion to represent the nation with highest honor at the Wacken Open Air Festival.


Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

The W:O:A Metal Battle was founded in 2004 to encourage future generations of heavy metal and rock, as Wacken Open Air believes in supporting the future of metal music and its musicians.

Submissions for Metal Battle Canada can be completed via the online application at the following link below and will be open from Feb 18th to deadline on March 10th. (Please remember to select the city in which you would like to potentially compete.)

Metal Battle Canada application link (

Promo Video – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Battling rounds for Metal Battle Canada will be held on the following dates:


April 28 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON
May 2 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
May 5 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON
May 9 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
May 12 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON
May 16 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON


May 24 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON



May 9 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 15 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 22 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
May 31 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC


June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS – June 22 at Opera House, Toronto, ON


June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON


All bands that wish to participate in the Metal Battle must read the following rules and guidelines. Bands who send in an application automatically agree to the rules and terms.

Your band doesn’t have a record deal and isn’t about to sign to a record label in the near future.
Your band must be able to play a 30 minute set consisting of your own original material.
PA, lighting, and sound engineer will be provided for all bands by Metal Battle Canada.
Backline arrangements TBA.
The bands must bring their own instruments such as guitars, bass, drum breakables, keyboards and effect pedals and may also bring and use their own guitar amps.
To keep the changeover times as short as possible, bands with left handed drummers will play as first or last band. All bands have to follow the directions given by the promoters or stage manager.
Semi playback is not allowed. All bands must play live.
Jury of respected music industry folk will decide the winners each night.
If a band overruns its allotted performance time, then the band-members should be aware of the fact that in this case their sound will be faded out. The running order for the concert will be released a few days before the event takes place.

About Wacken:

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 80,000 festival visitors, and including personnel a total of roughly 86,000 attendees in 2011,[2] it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, folk metal, and even metalcore, nu metal and hard rock from around the world.

The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.

Since 2002, the Wacken Firefighters, the local volunteer fire department band, opens the festival.

The 2009 edition set a sales record when it sold out its 70,000 tickets by December 30, 2008, just 200 days prior to the festival. However, the 2012 edition broke this record; when it sold out on November 29th, 2011, 8 months before the opening of the festival with 75,000 tickets sold. The W:O:A 2012 took place with 137 bands, performing on seven stages.

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website:


Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN


Wacken Metal Battle Débarque Au Canada; Un Seul Vainqueur Au Sommet Ultime!

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DISPERSE Stream New Album

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Dynamic, progressive metal/rock quartet DISPERSE are streaming their Season of Mist debut, Living Mirrors. The stunning debut album is available for stream in it’s entirety on Bandcamp.

DISPERSE recently shot a video for the song Enigma of Abode with Red Pig Productions (DECAPITATED). The video is available for viewing here.

Living Mirrors sees DISPERSE creating instantly memorable songs that balance amazing technical skills with elegance and passion. The dynamic quartet, led by young guitar virtuoso Jakub Żytecki make it all look easy as they inject their own style into a modern take on intelligent, progressive metal and rock. Living Mirrors is out February 19 in North America. The full track listing of the record is as follows:

1. Dancing with Endless Love (instrumental)
2. Enigma of Abode
3. Profane the Ground
4. Prana (instrumental)
5. Message from Atlantis
6. WOW! (instrumental)
7. Universal Love
8. Be Afraid of Nothing (instrumental)
9. Unbroken Shiver
10. Touching the Golden Cloud
11. Butoh (instrumental)
12. Choices Over Me
13. AUM

Living Mirrors is available for order at the Season of Mist E-Shop.


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ANTROPOMORPHIA To Shoot New Videoclip

Dutch Death Metallers ANTROPOMORPHIA are all fired up for another video shooting, this time around for the song Debauchery In Putrefaction, that will be shot February, 23.

ANTROPOMORPHIA to shoot new videoclip for Debauchery In Putrefaction

The band comments: “The tale continues… This time the crypt portals to the song Debauchery in Putrefaction will be opened and we’ll descend deeper into the story of this post-mortal display of lesbian affection and the visual aspect of Evangelivm Nekromantia. Debauchery in Putrefaction will be immersed in a dark and bleak atmosphere therefore we continue our collaboration with Maurice Swinkels, who is also responsible for the first visual chapter Psuchagogia.”

Watch the video for Psuchagogia below:

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CASEY ORR (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) To Fill-In On WARBEAST Tour

WARBEAST is pleased to announce that Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) will join them as their fill-in bassist while on the road this spring. The upcoming Fate or Chaos Tour with GWAR and Wilson kicks off in Tucson, AZ on April 10.

WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt states, “Obviously, we are all psyched to have Casey on board for this upcoming tour with GWAR and Wilson. I’ve always respected Casey’s professionalism, abilities and musicianship from our many years together in Rigor Mortis.” He continues, “this will be a natural and comfortable fit for WARBEAST. Plus, he’s still buds with all of the guys in GWAR, so this tour will be a blast… to say the least.”

“I am very excited to accept the challenge of playing bass for the mighty WARBEAST! I’m looking forward to crushing skulls with my brothers in the Beast, and I’m totally stoked to be bringing the thunder on the road this April, supporting my Scumdog family – GWAR,” adds Casey Orr. “Texas Thrash will Destroy!”

“This by far will be the most solid lineup to date with Casey Orr joining us for this tour. I’ve known him all of my life and it just seems right,” adds WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby. “Casey is hyped as well, as is the whole band to move on to this new era and continue to Destroy!”

“I’m looking forward to the rhythm section being tighter than ever,” states WARBEAST drummer Joey Gonzalez. “I know Casey will be killer to learn from and jam with.”

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In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD release show for Destroy will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6. See below for all confirmed tour dates. Purchase tickets for select shows on the TOUR DATES page (indicated by Tickets).
WARBEAST Destroy CD Release Show:
4/6 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

WARBEAST Fate Or Chaos Tour with GWAR and Wilson:

4/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

4/11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

4/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – Tickets

4/13 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – Tickets

4/14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – Tickets

4/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Tickets

4/16 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – Tickets

4/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge

4/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

4/21 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – Tickets

4/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

4/23 – Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – Tickets

4/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – Tickets

WARBEAST recently revealed the release date for their new full length album, Destroy, produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan. It hits stores and digital retailers on April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records. Destroy was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012 and mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon.

War of the Gargantuas, the new split EP by WARBEAST and Philip H. Anselmo, is out now! You can buy it here:

For more information on WARBEAST, please visit these websites:

To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link:


JUNIUS European Tour Video Recap

Ambient rock group JUNIUS – described by Rolling Stone as a “perfect hybrid of Neurosis and the Smiths” – revealed a completely mesmerizing video recap taken from their recent European tour supporting Katatonia and Alcest. The footage from the video, which can be viewed below, was recorded and edited by Justin Forrest along to the track Eidolon & Perispirit”off of the band’s critically acclaimed PROSTHETIC debut Reports From The Threshold of Death.

Watch the Video

JUNIUS just kicked off their U.S. tour supporting post-rocker’s Caspian in St. Petersburg, FL at The Local 662. After two-weeks, the band continue to showcase their “epic song structures, textured arrangements and grand lyrical concepts” (AP Magazine) by headlining across the US with support from Los Angeles’ Silver Snakes until they reach Austin, TX just in time to make an appearance at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) festival.

For tickets and more information please visit:

JUNIUS live dates:
2/18 St. Petersburg, FL – The Local 662 #
2/19 Orlando, FL – The Social #
2/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade  #
2/21 New Orleans, LA – Siberia #
2/22 Houston, TX – Rudyards #
2/23 Austin, TX – Red 7 #
2/24 Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
2/26 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad #
2/27 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress #
2/28 Phoenix,AZ – Rhythm Room #
3/1 Echo Park, CA – Echoplex #
3/6 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge *
3/7 Portland, OR – Rotture *
3/8 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
3/9 Boise, ID – The Venue *
3/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed *
3/11 Denver, CO – Moon Room *
3/12-17 Austin, TX – SXSW
# with Caspian
* with Silver Snakes

WORLDWIDE artist tour schedules can be found on the TOUR DATES page.