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PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 Powered By InsideOut Music

InsideOut Music HeaderProgressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas.  This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ’til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.
The lineup includes:
TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:

“In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called “Progressive Nation” and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)
Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18 thru 22 2014
We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today

This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.
Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at  www.progressivenationatsea.com.
With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino. Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit

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CARCASS New Single Out Now

Disinterred British extreme metal legends, CARCASS released the track ‘Captive Bolt Pistol‘ from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel. The single is available on colored vinyl. The digital version will follow soon.

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Track list:
Side A: Captive Bolt Pistol
Side B: Intensive Battery Brooding
CARCASS
Order the single here: http://smarturl.it/SurgicalSteelCD

Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT).

“We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork.

CARCASS – new single `Captive Bolt Pistol ... - 2013-08-09

watch the video

“He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.”

Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Fall.

Check out this trailer previewing music from Surgical Steel

Surgical Steel will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Europe) and September 17 (North America).

MAYBE WHITNEY Unleash Demi Lovato cover

MAYBE WHITNEY is a new Electronic Hardcore artist from Detroit, MI. MAYBE WHITNEY is violently expanding musical boundaries by blending metal, EDM, hip hop, and dub-step to create high energy, speaker thumping sounds.

Frontman Steven Kasapis lends his signature demonic growls to the rapidly evolving music written and performed by producer, Matt Dalton (Chiodos, I See Stars, Attila, Smile Empty Soul).

The forthcoming self-titled full-length record is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release and features performances from Sid Wilson of the multi-platinum Slipknot, Bertrand Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk), Phil Druyor (Attack! Attack!), Swifty McVay (D12), Jahred Gomes (hed PE), and more.

The first official single, a cover of Demi Lovato‘s “Heart Attack” shows off all the key ingredients of Maybe Whitney’s genre bending brew.

Hear the song on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6IKTUkKp0k

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REVOCATION Crack the Billboard Top 200

The numbers are in for the first week and REVOCATION has cracked the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the first time. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.

Frontman Dave Davidson commented on cracking the Billboard Charts:

“When I got the call today that we cracked into the billboard chart for the first time I was beyond stoked. We would like to sincerely thank all of our fans that picked up the record, you guys rule!”

REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”. Check it out HERE.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78

The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18 and runs through October 10.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made 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

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

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

 

“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal — albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes” – Decibel

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers” – New Noise Magazine

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat” – Outburn

4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Pictures & Audio

Check back often! The Welding Room’s exclusive coverage of the 4th Annual GWAR B-Q from Hadad’s Water Park will be available RIGHT HERE over the course of the next few hours.

Then tune in on Tuesday for a full review of the party in Richmond, Virginia featuring GWAR, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, X-COPS, Warbeast, Battlecross, Wilson, & more!

In the meantime, you can listen to the pre-show interview from last week (below):