CHIMAIRA Debut New Music Video

CHIMAIRA debuted a brand new music video for their single No Mercy today via their own web page. The single, as well as the full album preorder, are now available via iTunes.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Vocalist Mark Hunter weighs in:

“We are pumped to present the first official video for our new album Crown of Phantoms. Directed by Cleveland native Patrick Finegan, No Mercy is a ferocious, twisted, cerebral ride through hell and back. Enjoy the trip!”

CHIMAIRA announced the CROWN OF PHANTOMS tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.

1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That’s Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
8. Spineless
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death

PRE-ORDER HERE

CHIMAIRA will release Crown Of Phantoms on July 30. With critical accolades already starting to compile, this is set to be some of the band’s best material to date.

“Tracks like No Mercy, Plastic Wonderland and Spineless are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic I Hate Everyone flavor we’ve all grown to love” REVOLVER MAGAZINE

The band recently posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their new album. CHIMAIRA also made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they more than doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo.

For more than a decade, Chimaira has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. In 2013, Chimaira continues to direct the masses & define a dark future with their new album, Crown of Phantoms.

Make no mistake; a monster has come in from the darkness to feed. Awakened, haunted, pissed-off, and above all, completely aware. You have no choice but to allow Chimaira to transcend your expectations yet again.

7/26/13 Springfield, VA
Empire

7/27/13 Spartanburg, SC
Ground Zero

7/28/13 Orlando, FL
The Social

7/29/13 Jacksonville, FL
Freebird Live

7/31/13 Houston, TX
Fitzgerald’s

8/1/13 Dallas, TX
Trees

8/2/13 Lubbock, TX
Jake’s

8/3/13 Albuquerque, NM
Sunshine Theater

8/4/13 Tempe, AZ
Rocky Point

8/6/13 San Diego, CA
House Of Blues

8/7/13 Santa Ana, CA
The Observatory

8/8/13 Hollywood, CA
The Whisky

8/9/13 Santa Cruz, CA
The Catalyst

8/10/13 Portland, OR
Hawthorne Theater

8/11/13 Seattle, WA
Studio Seven

8/13/13 CO Springs, CO
Black Sheep

8/14/13 Denver, CO
Marquis Theater

8/15/13 Des Moines, IA
Wooly’s

8/16/13 Chicago, IL
Reggie’s

8/17/13 Columbus, OH
Frontier Ranch

8/18/13 Grand Rapids, MI
The Intersection

8/20/13 Philadelphia, PA
Theater Of The Living Arts

8/21/13 New York, NY
Gramercy Theater

8/22/13 Boston, MA
Middle East

8/23/13 Toronto, ON
Wreck Room

8/24/13
Rochester, NY
Montage Music Hall

8/25/13 Cleveland, OH
Peabody’s

CHIMAIRA is: Mark Hunter (vocals), Austin D’Amond (drums), Sean Zatorsky (keyboards), Emil Werstler (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass) and Matt Szlachta (guitar).

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VESPERIA Announce Album Pre-order, Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian epic metal bands VESPERIA and CRIMSON SHADOWS (Spread the Metal Records) just announced plans to join forces on their first trans-continental tour entitled WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR! This August, VESPERIA & CRIMSON SHADOWS (who both just recently rose to the finals of the 2013 Wacken Battle Canada) will hit the trans-Canada Highway from South Ontario to Victoria British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide!

VESPERIA also announced a pre order campaign for the digital release of their new album AN OLDEN TALE that will begin on Monday, June 24. The pre order will be available from their Bigcartel and Bandcamp pages, available at these locations:
http://vesperia.bigcartel.com http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

VESPERIA’s new album AN OLDEN TALE was recorded between October 2012 and March 2013 with Thomas Ireland (Icehouse Studios, Battlesoul) in Goderich, ON. The cover artwork for the album was done by Jan Yrlund, whose art credits include TYR, KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR & APOCALYPTICA.

Here is the WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN tour route:

August 1st – Oshawa, ON – The Atria (with Blackguard)

August 2nd – North Bay, ON – The Granite Club

August 3rd – Timmins, ON – venue TBA

August 5th – Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert

August 6th – TBA ***

August 7th – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub

August 9th – Victoria, BC – venue TBA

August 10th – Vancouver, BC – Venue TBA

August 12th – TBA ***

August 13th – TBA ***

August 14th – Edmonton, AB – DV8 Tavern

Agusut 15th – TBA ***

August 16th – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub

August 17th – Winnipeg, MB
***locations to be announced

The band also filmed a music video for the single Pints Held High from the 2011 release. That video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M6Y-XVWvaw

More information is available at the following links:

http://vesperiametal.com

http://facebook.com/vesperiametal

http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

http://vesperia.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/vesperiametal

http://facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband

http://crimsonshadows.bandcamp.com

http://crimsonshadows.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/crimsonshadowsmetal

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Premiere New Song

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the undeniably spine-crushing band MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT.  While many have anticipated the apocalypse in 2012, MOTA has been accurately predicting and creating the soundtrack for such a disaster since 2003.  There is perhaps no better way to celebrate such a milestone than by releasing a new face melting full-length record, and MOTA has never failed in that regard.

Get an exclusive first listen to the track, Sharpen Your Axes HERE.

The song How Will This End is streaming HERE.

The song It Swarms is streaming HERE.

Dawning is available for pre-order HERE.

The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson.  The band plans to celebrate its ‘most glorious birthday’ by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge-rock masterpiece.  Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness.  These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of The Violence Beneath. This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning.  Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock ‘n roll spectacle.

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT will be touring in support of Dawning this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit.

Please check out www.mouthofthearchitect.com and www.translationloss.com for more information.

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT with Intronaut/Scale the Summit:

6/20: Allston, MA @ Great Scott

6/21: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

6/22: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall

6/23: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In

6/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn

6/25: Orlando, FL @ The Social

6/26: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater

6/28: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s-Downstairs

6/29: Austin, TX @ Red 7

6/30: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

7/2: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21

7/6: Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theater

FINAL TRIGGER Streaming New Album, Offer Free Download

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Canadian skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER are now streaming their upcoming album Skrap Metal Vol. II via youtube here. The album, set for release on July 9 via Boonsdale Records, is the follow up to their 2009 debut Skrap Metal, which received critical acclaim in Canada and the US with success on college radio charts and their single Start A Moshpit receiving regular video rotation on Canada’s Much Loud.

(from left to right) Final Trigger – JJ (Drums) | Profit G (DJ/Vocals/Keys) | J-Roc (Vocals/Guitar) | Skitzo Da Clown (Hypeman) | Fazio (Bass/Vocals)

Over the years FINAL TRIGGER have toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, along with Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.

Combing high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel, FINAL TRIGGER creates a unique sound and a sick vibe, with vocal hooks and anthem choruses that are undeniable to any listener.

Face It Free Download – https://soundcloud.com/boonsdale/final-trigger-face-it-1

Face It Music Video – http://youtu.be/Yy1Dl0tstIE

Skrap Metal Vol. II – Track Listing

1. Face It

2. Through The Darkness

3. Knock Somebody Out

4. Just A Freak

5. Time I’ve Wasted

6. Everyday

7. T.H.C.

Show Dates

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON – Show Details

Special Guest Performance by FINAL TRIGGER – Final Wacken Metal Battle Canada w/ Crimson Shadows, Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension, Adrenechrome

For more info, please visit these links:

http://boonsdalerecords.com/merch.html

https://www.facebook.com/finaltriggermusic

http://www.twitter.com/FINALTRIGGERx

About: FINAL TRIGGER’s story begins on ‘The Block’, nestled deep in Toronto’s urban jungle. Crime and poverty stricken, amongst a haven of thugs and deadbeats, four musically talented characters cross paths.

The spark of a lighter in a dark alley, smoking joints over the talk of escape and rebellion. A dream of a better life, where money/weed/bitches are a plenty. Free-styling with homies, rolling dirty, and dropping out of school to jam and pursue music. Most of all: a pact that would bind each member to a common cause, and entwine their fates forever. These are the fundamentals on which Final Trigger was born, and would lead it to become what it is today.

The Four Horsemen:

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist J-Roc provides the guitar-driven structures and shredding guitar solos with a tone reminiscent of Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine. All while ripping vocal screams that would rival a Frankenstein of Lamb Of God, Snot and Hed PE.

Bass-man/Vocalist Fazio brings an equally heavy but funky vibe. He plays with a rock-solid presence and slap-bass style, with influences of Cliff Burton and Marcus Miller combined. Not to mention the ability to free-style vocally as if James Brown joined the Wu Tang Clan.

DJ/Vocalist Profit brings the smooth hip-hop vibe to the music, spitting savvy rhymes with old-school swagger, and tasteful keys and scratches.

Drummer extraordinaire JJ Tartaglia contributes the backbone beats and rhythms with a metal/funk style to get the groove just right. Blazing double kicks, sky-high cymbals, and a visual style unlike you’ve ever seen.

These players are the magical combination that makes Final Trigger an all-star line-up, and 2nd to none. The band believes hard in their music, and are proud to live their lyrics and image.

Music VideoStart A Moshpit – http://youtu.be/EJtqj46blWQ

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post New Godcast, Canadian Tour Dates

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Melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods posted their latest Godcast Eps. 9 SuperSecretProjectOuhhhh!!!. Host guitarist Matt St. Amour and guest Dimitri Gervais discuss going in the studio last Wednesday to re-record an old song, plus give an inside view on what happened. They also brief fans on new merch and this week’s tour dates in Ontario.

To listen, visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aefYCJN1XF4

In other news, a teaser for the next music video Starborn, off their debut full length Tides of War is at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKeYmSqLn1c

Their debut album Tides of War 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.

FREE DOWNLOAD – Tides of War – http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war

Music Video – Tides of War – http://youtu.be/3Z8YEQd98Uo

COTG – Ride The Tides Tour

June 19 – The Belle Pub – Belleville, ON – Show Details

June 20 – The Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON

June 21 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Fatality, Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept

June 22 – The Spill – Peterborough, ON

June 23 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON

June 27 – 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

August 25 – Southern Ontario Metal Fest – Hamilton, ON

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

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

1. Overture

2. Seventh Weapon

3. Blind Assassin

4. Ambrosian Wings

5. Tides of War

6. Revillusion (1905)

7. Snow Falls on the White River (1914)

8. Severing the Bloodline (1917)

9. Collapse of an Empire

10. Red Skies

11. Nebula

12. Starborn

13. Unbound (featuring Aleksi Sihvonen)

14. Annihilation of the Gods