THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Full Album Preview, Song Descriptio​ns

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER already released three songs from Everblack; request to hear any track from the album on The Welding Room now!  Along with audio previews, fans can read descriptions of each song from one of metal’s finest storytellers, Trevor Strnad. To listen and read Strnad’s thoughts, visit DecibelMagazine.com now.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released on June 11 in North America and on June 7/10 in Europe. The cover art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta, whose recent projects include: The Hobbit, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. Recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad’s horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with In Hell is Where She Waits for Me, a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.

Fans can stream Into the Everblack now at metalblade.com/bdm. Also, there are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab Everblack on a double gatefold LP with purple/white marbled vinyl, along with “crime scene bundles.” An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now.

BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of Everblack all summer long as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. Dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour
06/15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
06/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA  Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA  Ventura County Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM  NMSU Practice Field
06/27 Mesa, AZ  Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV  Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO  Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Noblesville, IN  Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON  The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10 Columbia, MD  Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Mansfield, MA  Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ  Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 Uniondale, NY  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT  The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA  Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Tinley Park, IL  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Shakopee, MN  Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA  Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL  Central Florida Fairgrounds
07/29 Charlotte, NC  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30 Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI  Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX  Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX  Reliant Center Parking Lot

http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv
http://twitter.com/bdmmetal

DYING FETUS European Headline Tour

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS confirmed they will be heading back to Europe this summer on a headlining tour beginning July 24 in Slovenia and running through August. Plus, appearances at numerous festivals including Brutal Assault, Party San, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and many more.

Last week the band confirmed a string of Canadian tour dates for later this summer. This run also includes select dates in the US. A full North American headline tour will be announced shortly. The tour is set to kick off August 23 and will run through September.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records. Request to hear DYING FETUS on The Welding Room. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

A video for the song Second Skin is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates visit the DYING FETUS Facebook page

European Tour:

7/24: Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays Fest

7/25: Italy Point @ Neumarkt

7/27: Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest

7/30: Russia Moscow @ Plan B

8/1: Ukraine Evpatoriya @ Metal Heads Mission Fest

8/3: France Albi Carmaux @ Xtreme Fest

8/5: Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest

8/6: Austria Dornbirn @ Schlachthof

8/7: Austria Wien @ Viper Room

8/8: Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault Fest

8/9: Germany Schlotheim @ Party San Fest

8/10: Switzerland Hüttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal-Fest

8/11: UK Catton Hall @ Bloodstock Fest

8/12: UK London @ Barfly

8/13: France Paris @ Nouveau Casino

8/14: Germany Trier @ Exhaus

8/15: Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze Fest

8/16: Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete

8/17: Belgium Méan @ Metal Méan Fest

8/18: France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor Fest

 North American Dates:

8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot

8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe

8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus

8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog

8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan

9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs

AMON AMARTH Post Mini-Doc Part 2

In anticipation of the release of their ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods, Swedish death metal tyrants AMON AMARTH unleash the second of their special three-part mini documentary. Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com) and offers up intimate interviews with the band.

Watch the latest fifteen-minute segment where the AMON AMARTH collective recall their earliest metal memories as well as the band’s primitive beginnings via their microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

Having blasted onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998’s Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every AMON AMARTH album has arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers.

From the moment the title track explodes in a haze of thrash-flavored aggression to the final mournful passages of epic closer Warriors Of The North there is not a wasted moment, the band bombarding the listener with ten tracks of compulsive and electrifying metallic fury. Whether they’re attempting to remove your face and separate your vertebrae with the deranged attack of Blood Eagle or carrying you on the back of the mammoth grooves driving We Shall Destroy and Father Of The Wolf they hit with decimating force, all the while unleashing ruthlessly captivating melodies. With the aforementioned thrash elements creeping in, as well as the old school metal and doom accents lending added depth and scale to standout track Hel, guitarist Olavi Mikkonen admits this time out the band were not afraid to wear their influences on their collective sleeve.

“We decided fairly early that we should go all-in on the songwriting for this album. If we had ideas or riffs that were perhaps a little too thrash oriented or traditional-metal sounding for AMON – or that were maybe too AMON or perhaps similar to what we had done in the past – we would still keep them as long as we really liked them. A few years back we would pass on those ideas and riffs, while now we feel it was right to just go with it. I think the result is that the songs are wider, they have stronger melodies, they are better composed with lots of dynamics in them, and there are no fillers or blanks on there. Everything is as good as it can possibly be, and reflects just how driven we were to make this a great record.”

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage) and comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods pre-order packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth. Additionally, the full album is available for your death threats/complaints on The Welding Room. Shape Shifter now streaming via Stereogum HERE.

Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
06/06 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
06/07 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
06/08 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
06/09 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
06/10 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
06/11 Club Studio – Krakòw, PL
06/14 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
06/15 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
06/16 Download Festival – Donington, UK
06/21 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

AMON AMARTH
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
06/29 San Manuel AmphitheaterSan Bernardino, CA
06/30 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/02 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
07/07 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
08/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

ENDEZZMA Confirm Mini-Tour

Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA announced a short string of headlining dates in Germany and Netherlands this June.

06.06 – The Raven, Straubing (Germany)
07.06 – The Jack, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
08.06 – J.C. de Dukdalf, Wieringerwerf (Netherlands)
09.06 – Caffe Mukkes, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

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Erotik Nekrosis video clip

Formed in 1992 by Morten Shax under the original name of Dim Nagel, Shax changed the name to ENDEZZMA in 2007 after recruiting Trondr Nefas and transforming the band into what it is today. ENDEZZMA’s first release, the Alone MCD, appeared five years ago, and the 2012 release of the full length album Erotik Nekrosis on Agonia Records on November 28 in Europe (February 5 in the USA), was delayed by a series of setbacks, culminating in the tragic and untimely death of Nefas earlier this year. The line up on the album includes Morten Shax on vocals, Trondr Nefas (Urgehal, Beastcraft, Vulture Lord) and Thomas Myrvold (Vulture Lord) on guitars, Sregroth (Urgehal, Åsmegin) on bass,  Jarle Uruz Byberg  (Urgehal, ex-Shining) on drums and L.F.Frøislie (Wobbler, In Lingua Mortua) on synth. With its cold atmosphere straight out of the original Norwegian Black Metal scene, and its eerie, seductive compositions, Erotik Nekrosis is a tribute to Nefas whose contribution to the scene cannot be underestimated.

More news on ENDEZZMA: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma

TEMPLE OF BAAL Finishing Up New Album

French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL are currently giving the final touches to their fourth album. The recording sessions are taking place in Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli).

The new recording will consist of ten tracks with a running time of about one hour, released by Agonia Records in the fall of 2013. The band describes the effort as “a blend between Lightslaying Rituals’ (sophomore release) aggression, and the last split CD The Vision Of Fading Mankind’s epic atmospheres.”

TEMPLE OF BAAL is recommended for fans of old Vader, Destroyer 666, Razor of Occam and similar. A track off band’s latest split CD, The Vision Of Fading Mankind (2012) streaming here: https://soundcloud.com/templeofbaal/1-ordeals-of-the-void

Festival appearances and live dates:

14.09 – Momignies Extreme Fest, Belgium (w/ Gospel Of The Horns, Inhumate)
12.10 – Giessen, Under The Sign Of The Black Light Fest, Germany (w/ Acheron, Archgoat)
09.11 – St Germain En Laye, Wolf Throne Festival, France (w/ Archgoat, Antaeus, Destroyer 666)

Tour w/ Gehenna, Throne of Katarsis and Paragon Belial:

18.10 Paris, France
20.10 Mülheim, Germany
24.10 Berlin, Germany
25.10 Erfurt, Germany
26.10 Plzen, Phantoms of Pilsen Fest, Czech Republic (with Nargaroth, Aura Noir…)

Follow the band at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temple-Of-Baal/20135072962

SCALE THE SUMMIT Premiere New Song, Prog-Fest Annoucement

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT released a third new song from their new release The Migration, out June 11 on CD, 180-gram LP and digital download. The track Oracle can be streamed via SoundCloud NOW. (https://soundcloud.com/prosthetic-records/scale-the-summit-oracle).

The Migration — a follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed release The Collective, lauded by Guitar World as “essential prog” — was recorded at Basement Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, For Today). You can obtain an instant download of the first single Odyssey when you pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp or the PROSTHETIC web store.

SCALE THE SUMMIT are also excited to announce their participation in the first-ever Yestival, a celebration of progressive rock headlined by the iconic English group YES. The event will take place on August 3 at the Susquehenna Bank Center in Camden, NJ and will see SCALE THE SUMMIT play alongside acts including The Musical Box, Renaissance feat. Anne Haslam and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, in addition to the event’s namesake act. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (7) at 10 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster.com.

SCALE THE SUMMIT can be seen on tour with Intronaut. Full dates below.

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live:
6/3      Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
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 – The 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*
6/27    Metairie, LA – Cypress*
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 (w/ Castle)
7/08    Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
8/03    Camden, NJ – Yestival @ Susquehanna Bank Center
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle

ANCIENT VVISDOM Announce Tour

Austin-based heavy occult rock group ANCIENT VVISDOM just revealed plans for a upcoming U.S. headlining trek, the Pagan Summer Tour, which will also feature psychedelic rockers The Saint James Society with select appearances from fellow occult rockers Bloody Hammers. A trailer for the tour can be viewed below or shared via YouTubehttp://youtu.be/FVlDqZdUhrc

Watch the Video

Praised for its “churning, dark skeletal songs” while being compared to “the folky grunge of Alice in Chains” by the New York Times, ANCIENT VVISDOM’s sophomore release, Deathlike, captivated the media and fans alike. Mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz along with partner Jack Control (Jet, The Darkness), Deathlike was recorded utilizing primitive and unique percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes to formulate a hauntingly archaic sound. The music video for the album’s title track can be viewed HERE.
PAGAN SUMMER TOUR rituals:

8/4    Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds #

8/5    New Orleans,LA – Siberia #

8/6    Atlanta, GA – Purgatory ^

8/7    Nashville, TN – Exit In ^

8/8    Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^

8/9    Baltimore, MD – Side Bar ^

8/10  New York, NY – Saint Vitus ^

8/12  Burlington, VT –  Metal Mondays @ Nectar’s #

8/13  Montreal, QC – Divan Orange #

8/14  Boston, MA – Great Scott #

8/15  Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #

8/16  Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #

8/17  Columbus, OH – Double Happiness #

# with The Saint James Society

^ with The Saint James Society & Bloody Hammer

For tickets & more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/AVVFB