REVOCATION Artwork, Tracklist and Album Release Date

REVOCATION confirmed an August 6 release date for their new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. Today, the band unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for the album.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass HERE.  Additionally, the clip features 10 seconds of new REVOCATION music. The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking and features 10 seconds of brand new REVOCATION material HERE.

REVOCATION will take part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19 in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20 in Portland, OR. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.

Updated news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Tracklisting:
1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb
7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

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

 

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Qualifying Winners Announced

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VesperiaSpewgore along with Crosstitution advanced from their qualifying rounds in Toronto and Montreal.

Semifinals take place in Toronto on May 31 and June 7 at Hard Luck Bar and in Montreal on June 7 at Katacombes with the national finals in Toronto on June 22 at the Opera House.

The final rounds of qualifying in Toronto will be on Sunday, May 26 at the Rivoli with Panzerfaust, Slyde, Cryptik Howling, This Is Death Valley, Embracing Soul and in Montreal on Friday, May 31 at Katacombes with Karkaos, Valfreya, Hollow, Sanguine Glacialis. Bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

Scene Magazine – Battle Chart – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2013-results/

MetalBattle.ca | Facebook | @MetalBattleCAN | Youtube

About: The world’s most prestigious metal festivalWacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

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

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/

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

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

Qualifying Winners

WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 4 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Vesperia
Website: http://www.facebook.com/vesperiametal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_0Td_fckGc

Spewgore
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/
Video: http://youtu.be/v9XGE7zKOgE

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 3 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Crosstitution
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuu55c3GE

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 3 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Warmachine
Website: http://www.warmachineonline.com
Video: http://youtu.be/HnUiZgPTwZQ

The Unborn Dead
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Trainwreck Architect
Website: http://www.trainwreckarchitect.net/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgA4_Pulj8c

Fallstaf
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpyygUzRko

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Dissension
Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL
Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Adrenechrome
Website: www.adrenechrome.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 1 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Fragile Existence
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Video: http://youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Announce Canadian Tour, Post ‘Godcast’ Episode

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Ottawa melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods will be hitting the road this summer, performing in Ontario and Quebec for their Ride The Tides Tour in promotion of their debut full length album Tides of War released earlier this year. The album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG’s new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP Reverence, which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS (pictured from left to right): Mathieu St-Amour – guitar, Rich O’Neil – drums, Renaud Jobin – vocals, Payam Doryani – bass, Dimitri Gervais – guitar

FREE DOWNLOAD – Tides of War

Music Video – Tides of War

June 19 – The Belle Pub – Belleville, ON
June 20 – The Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
June 21 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Fatality, Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept – Show Details
June 22 – The Spill – Peterborough, ON
June 23 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
June 27, 2013 – Gatineau Midsummer Fest – Gatineau, QC
August 14 – TBA – Ottawa, ON
August 15 – Cafe Chaos – Montreal, QC
August 16 – L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
August 17 – Grind Your Mind Open Air – Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC
August 18 – Rock Cafe Stage – Trois-Rivières, QC

In additional news, COTG posted their fifth band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour. In this latest podcast special guest COTG bassist Payam Doryani discusses his ethnic origins, picking up a guitar, changing to bass and forming Hostility and parting ways with them after a horrible accident to later join the Chariots of the Gods.

GodCast Episode 5. with guest : Payam Doryani

http://www.chariotsofthegods.net/godcast.html
free download link : http://www.chariotsofthegods.net/godcast/godcast-ep5.mp3
YouTube link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66G0x9iebqM

Previous Podcasts

GodCast Project Genesis – Ep.4 A Vocal Hope – guest – Renaud Jobin – http://youtu.be/KmA7gMGWWv8

GodCast Project Genesis – Ep.3 Revenge of The Drummer – guest – Rich O’Neil – http://youtu.be/RXuaW6ccrcw

GodCast Project Genesis – Ep.2 Attack of the Chris – guest – Christian Carriere – http://youtu.be/FFKoUgnhRkE

GodCast – Project Genesis – Ep.1 The Phallic Menace – guest : Christian Methot (ex bass player) – http://youtu.be/fwy03moHtJo

For more info on Chariots of The Gods please follow them at these links:

www.chariotsofthegods.net  | http://www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods | Twitter: @chariotsotgods

 

MERCENARY Streaming New Album Title Track

Melodic death metallists MERCENARY unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, Through Our Darkest Days. You can stream the entire song via Soundcloud.

The band commented,

“We are proud to let you all hear the title track of our new album. We put a lot of effort, heart and soul into this beast and can’t wait to unleash it on the world! For us, the song is very iconic and it embodies the melancholic and grand sound that has always been a trademark for Mercenary.”

Through Our Darkest Days — the group’s seventh studio album — is scheduled for release in North America on July 30 via Prosthetic. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn) at Hansen Studios in Denmark and features cover art by Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Mnemic).

The band also announced a series of tour dates in its native country, which will follow their European headlining tour.

Says the band,

“We are psyched to announce that we will be tearing up Denmark in September and October with our good friends Essence! We will make sure that no heads are left unshaken! We look forward to share the stage with Essence once again and delivering ONE HELL of a show every night! So get your asses down to the shows and bring the action!”

Over the course of its career, MERCENARY earned extensive acclaim for its juxtaposition of melody and melancholy, as well as its unique musical mixture of the progressive, power, death and thrash metal subgenres. The group has twice performed at the annual ProgPower USA festival and toured their native continent extensively with Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, King Diamond, Death Angel and Symphony X, in addition to playing such prominent festivals as Wacken, Graspop and Dynamo.

Catch MERCENARY on tour below:
5/30 Geiselwind, DE – Beastival
6/1 Oberentfelden, CH – Borom Pom Pom
6/2 Pilzen, CZ – Metalfest CZ
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
9/26 Kolding, DK – Godset *
9/27 Herning, DK – Fermaten *
9/28 Horsens, DK – Kulisselageret *
10/4 Lyngby, DK – Templet *
10/5 Aarhus, DK – Club Brutal *
10/11 Aalborg, DK – Studenterhuset *
10/12 Vejle, DK – Bygningen *
10/18 København, DK – Vega *
10/19 Odense, DK – Kansas City *
# with Omnium Gatherurm
* with Essence

 

LORD DYING Release Lyric Video, Announce CD Release Show

LORD DYING come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other LORD DYING gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Cremains, who in their short, one year’s time as a band have shared the stage with Red Fang, Down, Unsane, Yob, Valient Thorr, Black Cobra and many others.

LORD DYING’s debut Summon the Faithless is set for release July 9 via Relapse Records. The album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats, and is available for pre-order HERE.

Today the band has posted a lyric video for the track Summoning the Faithless. The band describes the songs as “a call to the undesirable for a celebration of all things wicked and heavy.” Check it out HERE.

A trailer for Summon the Faithless can be viewed HERE.

The band also confirmed a CD Release Show on July 9th in Portland, OR at the White Owl Social Club. Support on the show will come from Norska. Look for a summer tour to be announced shortly.

After releasing a 7″ self-titled EP, the dudes kicked it up a notch, heading out on national tours with Witch Mountain followed by a long trek with label-mates Red Fang and Black Tusk. Fast forward to 2013 and LORD DYING are poised to be the new heavyweight champions of metal. Smashing the riffs of High On Fire into the groove of Kylesa, LORD DYING delivered one of the most impressive metal debuts in a long, long time. A young band that has matured well beyond their years into a fully developed titanic heavy metal machine, LORD DYING’s new album is poised to be one of the best debuts of 2013. 

Summon the Faithless Tracklisting:
1) In a Frightened State of Gnawed Dismemberment
2) Summoning the Faithless
3) Greed is Your Horse
4) Descend Into External
5) Dreams of Mercy
6) Perverse Osmosis
7) Water Under a Burning Bridge
8) What is Not…is

LORD DYING Live:
May 23 Seattle, WA Chop Suey w/ Glose, Tacos!
July 9 Portland, OR @ The White Owl Social Club w/Norska

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/LordDying
http://lorddying.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/Lorddying
http://instagram.com/lorddying#
http://www.relapse.com/

 

DEW-SCENTED Release New Video Teaser

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the song, Guided By The Dead Light, one of the new tracks off of their upcoming 20th anniversary anthology Insurgent. Check out the studio footage below or via YouTube.

Lauded as “one of the most determined and deadly thrash metal acts in recent history with one of the finest metal releases of 2013″ (Alibi), the band will release their 19-track, 76-minute compilation Insurgent in North America on Tuesday (28) via Prosthetic Records. The release celebrates over 20 years of deadly thrash metal with a mix of new original songs, live tracks and rare covers. You can pre-order a copy of Insurgent through the Prosthetic webshop HERE.

DEW-SCENTED were recently supporting thrash legends Testament on their European tour, after which they were featured on the Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro, Kreator, Sabaton and several others. The band will play a slew of European festival dates throughout the summer including the prestigious Wacken Open Air alongside Anthrax, Rammstein and Meshuggah, to name just a few.

Catch DEW-SCENTED live:
6/07 Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
6/16 Bremen, DE – Aladin w/ Testament
7/25 Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26 Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27 Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3 Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
12/15 Geiselwind, DE – Christmas Metal Festival @ Eventhalle

 

STRIKER Announce New Guitarist, On Tour in Canada Now

STRIKER announced Tim Brown joined the band as their new guitarist. Tim is the brother of Adam, the band’s drummer. He is the former lead guitarist of Canadian female fronted band Kobra and the Lotus (Simmons Records/Universal) as well as local band Sixguns Over Tombstone which he grew up playing in with Adam.

Guitarist Chris Segger commented on Tim joining the band:

“Please welcome our new guitarist Tim Brown!! We’re thrilled to have Adam’s brother join us in time for our upcoming Canadian tour and look forward to seeing you all on the road \m/”

STRIKER (pictured from left to right): Tim Brown, Adam Brown, Dan Cleary, Dave Arnold, Chris Segger

Armed to the Teeth, combines the perfect mix of melody and energy. The first two songs – Forever and Let it Burn – set the stage for the rest of the album. STRIKER ignites a firework in which rigorous riffing, playful solos and brilliant refrains are clearly the prime focus. Inspired by the originators of the scene like Saxon, Iron Maiden, Annihilator but also Exciter, the band stays hungry and wild over the full duration of the album. With every note, Armed to the Teeth, breathes the spirit of the glorious 80’s and revitalizes this particular era of music with a boost of fresh energy.

A video for the song Let it Burn can be viewed HERE.

Armed to the Teeth is available on Amazon and iTunes.

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/strikermetal
http://www.napalmrecords.com

STRIKER on Tour
Thursday May 23: Fort McMurray AB – The Den
Friday May 24: Red Deer AB – The Vat
Saturday May 25: Edmonton AB – The Pawnshop
Tuesday May 28: Banff AB – The Devils Gap
Thursday May 30: Nelson BC – Spirit Bar
Friday May 31: Kelowna BC – Level Nightclub
Saturday June 1: Vancouver BC – Funky Winkerbeans
Thursday June 6: Regina SK – The Exchange
Friday June 7: Brandon MB – Park Community Centre (All Ages)
Saturday June 8: Winnipeg MB – The Zoo
Sunday June 9: Thunder Bay ON – Crocks
Tuesday June 11: Kitchener ON – The Hive (All Ages)
Wednesday June 12: London ON – Norma Jeans (All Ages)
Sunday June 16: Chicoutimi QC – Le Sous-Bois
Wednesday June 19: Ottawa ON – Café Dekcuf
Thursday June 20: Quebec City QC – Le Bateau de Nuit
Friday June 21: Montreal QC – Café Chaos
Saturday June 22: Toronto ON – Hard Luck Bar
Monday June 24: Hamilton ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
Tuesday June 25: Sault Ste. Marie – TBA
Thursday June 27: Saskatoon SK – The Fez
Saturday June 29: Gibbons AB – Boonstock Festival