FATALITY Announce 4:20 Mini Tour

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Coming at you with some brand-new material from their soon-to-be released sophomore album, Toronto thrash heavyweights Fatality are flying high again, back on the road for a 4/20 mini-tour that sees the band returning to Montreal & Ottawa for the first time in over a year. Pre-roll your joints, come join the party and check out some of the new material they’ll be unleashing on tour and have a damn good time. See you soon, stoners!!

Recent blog update: Recording Full-Length – http://fatalitythrash.blogspot.ca/2013/03/recording-full-length.html

Music Video – Monstrous – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDUWk5j-Mfk

Music Video – Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaYiUm6ze4

Tour Dates

April 19th – Ottawa @ The Brass Monkey w/ Old James & Eagleson

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April 20th (4/20) – Montreal @ The Pirahna Bar w/ Protocol, Warsenal, Insight & Chemical Way

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April 21st – Oshawa @ The Atria w/ TBD – FREE SHOW

For more info on FATALITY, please visit the links:

www.fatality.ca

fatality.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/fatalitythrash

 

CLUTCH: Earth Rocker Enters Billboard Top 20

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

The second leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour kicks off May 1 in Richmond, VA with The Sword and Lionize opening.

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EARTH ROCKER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 
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4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT!

5/2: New York, NY @ Terminal 5  

5/3: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 

5/4: Portland, ME @ State Theater
5/5: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
5/9: Tampa, FL @ State Theater 

European Tour Dates:

6/8: Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring*

6/10: Potsdam, Germany @ Waschhaus

6/11: Heidelberg, Germany @Karlstorbahnhof

6/13: Madrid, Spain @ Gloos Club

6/14: Barcelona, Spain @ Music Hall Barcelona

6/15: Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Santana*

6/17: Bordeaux, France @ Le Krakatoa

6/18: Lyon, France @ Transbo Club (at Le Transbordeur)

6/19: Milan, Italy @ Flame Festival*

6/20: Zurich, Switzerland @ Earshakerdays @ Volkhaus*

6/22: Cognac, France @ Les Anciens Abattoirs

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest*

6/26: Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

6/27: Athens, Greece @ VOX IERA Odos

6/29: Bremen, Germany @ Tower

6/30: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting*

7/1: Deventer, Netherlands @ Burgerweeshuis

7/2: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar

7/4: Hisingen, Sweden @ Metaltown*

7/6: Munster, Germany @ Vainstream Rockfest*

7/13: Stavern, Norway @ Stavern Festival*

*Denotes Festival Date*

WHITECHAPEL Members Launch YouTube Channels

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.

The Somatic Defilement is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel. A trailer for The Don’t Pray For Us Tour is available on-line HERE.

WHITECHAPEL
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

http://www.whitechapelband.com
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INTRONAUT Album Out Now, Tour Dates Announced

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.

INTRONAUT
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**

 

WHILE SHE WAITS Announces New Endorsement Deal

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Phoenix, AZ rockers WHILE SHE WAITS are pleased to announce their new endorsement deal with Warwick/Framus basses and guitars. Framus guitars and Warwick basses have been used by many artists and bands like Metallica, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, TRAPT, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and more.

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WHILE SHE WAITS official statement about the endorsement: “We are so excited to start playing the best guitars and basses on the planet. Getting an exclusive endorsement from Warwick/Framus is an amazing feeling. Having an industry leader believe in our music is unreal. We want to thank Chris at Warwick/Framus for teaming this great company and product up with us.”

“As artist relations manager for Warwick and Framus USA, we are thrilled to begin an endorsement relationship with WHILE SHE WAITS,” adds Warwick/Framus Artist Relations rep Christopher Kunitz.

“They are a great band, write awesome, catchy rock songs and stick out from the crowd by having a rip-roaring Southern-rock influence and an extremely high level of musicianship. Our guitars and basses are the best in the world and are played by some of the best musicians in the world. We are looking forward to a bright future with WHILE SHE WAITS and the exposure for the brand that they are sure to bring.”

This summer, WHILE SHE WAITS plans on hitting the road with fellow Warwick/Framus endorsed band Throw Logic. The band had some words to share about WHILE SHE WAITS’ endorsement as well.

“We are stoked to be heading out on the road this summer with our fellow Warwick/Framus guitar endorsed friends WHILE SHE WAITS. The earth rumbling sound of these Warwick bass guitars and legendary tones of the Framus guitars are unmatched. We at Throw Logic want to welcome WHILE SHE WAITS to the Warwick/Framus family.”

WHILE SHE WAITS is currently endorsed by KranK Amplifiers, Swiss Picks, Stiff Amplifications, Tsunami Cables and Buzz Technical.

The band is performing at more select shows in the Southwest U.S. this spring. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates:

3/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Soil
4/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Venue TBA
4/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Taproot

WHILE SHE WAITS recently announced their new record deal with Oklahoma City, OK based record label TMG Records and are working on new music to be released with the label later this year. WHILE SHE WAITS brings the influences of Volbeat, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Blackstone Cherry and more fused with their upbeat Southern-rock styles.

WHILE SHE WAITS:
James Cole- vocals
Tommy Gibbons– lead guitars, backing vocals
Timothy Rooen- rhythm guitars
Aaron Belk- drums, backing vocals
Blake Jordan- bass

For more information on WHILE SHE WAITS, visit www.whileshewaits.com

 

VALIENT THORR To Release New Album, Tour Dates

Chapel Hill, North Carolina hard rock heavyweights VALIENT THORR will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album Our Own Masters on June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on VALIENT THORR’s singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.

VALIENT THORR in the studio (photos: G. Copeland)

Formed in 2000, VALIENT THORR plays loud, fast heavy music – influenced by both metal and punk – that draws creatively from touchstones such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and the MC5 (Motörhead might also be a point of reference here, though more in spirit than in sound). The band has a stranglehold on amped-up hard rock and stripped-down heavy metal, barnstorming stages across the world with its catchy, ass-kicking riffs, unmatched energy, fist-pumping anthems and hyper-agitated live show, led by front man and ringleader Valient Himself, whose highly entertaining, heady lyrics (the singer was once a college professor) become a call to arms for the band’s legions of devoted fans – nicknamed the “Thorriors” – that assemble in chapters and track the band from show to show, town to town. VALIENT THORR is a group that averages between 200 and 250 live shows a year, be it on stage as beloved headliners exposing the world to developing new acts (see Royal Thunder, Red Fang) or criss-crossing the globe as special guests of peers such as Mastodon, Motörhead and Misfits.

Our Own Masters is a triumphant display of crescendo-ing riffs, rousing vocals and canyon-wide grooves and a record set to remind the world why VALIENT THORR’s high voltage
concoction of rock, metal and punk and formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason. The record’s wild, extraterrestrial cover artwork (shown above) is taken from a 1975 painting by John Aylward, father of VALIENT THORR drummer Jason Aylward.

North Carolina Metal Band Readies First New Studio Album in Three Years; Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Track listing:

1.) Immaculate Consumption
2.) Master Collider
3.) Manipulation
4.) No Strings Attached
5.) Life Hands You Demons
6.) Torn Apart
7.) Cerberus
8.) Good News Bad News
9.) Insatiable
10.) Crowd Pleaser
11.) Nervous Energy
12.) Call Off the Dogs

In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED. The just-announced dates are as follows:

VALIENT THORR Our Own Masters U.S. Headlining Tour:
      with special guests Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed

     June 12     Charlotte, NC               Tremont Music Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 13     Richmond, VA              Kingdom  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 14     Baltimore, MD              Wind-Up  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 15     West Chester, PA         The Note  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 16     Boston, MA                  Great Scott
     June 17     New York, NY               The Studio at Webster Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 18     Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus
     June 19     Rochester, NY              Bugjar
     June 20     Columbus, OH              Ace Of Cups  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 21     Detroit, MI                    The Shelter
     June 22     Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s
     June 24     Minneapolis, MN           7th St Entry  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 25     Kansas City, MO           Riot Room  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 26     Tulsa, OK                     Downtown Lounge
     June 27     Dallas, TX                     Three Links  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 28     Houston, TX                  Fitzgerald’s  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 29     Austin, TX                     Red 7
     June 30     New Orleans, LA           Siberia
     July 1        Pensacola, FL              Vinyl Music Hall
     July 2        Gainesville, FL              High Dive  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 3        Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 4        Orlando, FL                   Will’s Pub
     July 5        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 6        Raleigh, NC                   King’s Barcade
VALIENT THORR online

 

KONGH To Tour With MESHUGGAH

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Sweden‘s emerging Doom Metal/Rock outfit KONGH teamed up with experimental metal titans MESHUGGAH as the main support on their Scandinavian tour this May.

Sole Creation, KONGH‘s latest album on Agonia Records, hit shops on February. It has been received extremely warm reviews worldwide, including both underground as well as popular magazines. Two tracks off the album can be streamed on-line at:

Sole Creationhttp://youtu.be/5lLMuCPHxUE
Skymning (including free download): https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/kongh-skymning

With a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft, the album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

Dates are as follows:

May 5: Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega)
May 6: Aarhus, Denmark (Voxhall)
May 8: Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
May 9: Stockholm, Sweden (Cirkus)
May 10: Umeå, Sweden (Idun)

More on the band: http://www.facebook.com/KonghDoom

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