THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce Headlining Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining them for this particular run are SkeletonwitchFallujahNoisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27). The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is below, and on the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.


The Black Dahlia Murder just returned home from a long summer on tour as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. At the Ventura, CA stop of the tour, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for “Into the Everblack” from the band’s new album,“Everblack.” The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Additionally, videos for each individual performance have been posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

Everblack,” the band’s new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). Additional chart debuts include #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Additionally, the album peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s new music video for “Goat of Departure” was also recently made available, and be seen on youtube HERE.

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The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit, MI last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

The Black Dahlia Murder 

w/ Skeletonwitch, Fallujah,

Noisem (10/24-11/19), Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27)
10/24 Cleveland, OH Peabodys
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
10/26 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
10/27 Providence, RI The Met
10/28 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/29 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/30 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
10/31 Ottawa, ON Ritual
11/01 London, ON Rum Runners
11/02 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/04 Thunder Bay, ON CROCKS
11/06 Winnipeg, MB WECC
11/07 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
11/08 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
11/09 Calgary, AB The Den
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
11/12 Spokane, WA The Center
11/13 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
11/15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
11/16 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/17 Tucson, AZ The Rock
11/19 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
11/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/22 St. Louis, MO Firebird
11/23 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
11/24 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/25 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/27 Flint, MI The Machine Shop

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
09/18 Bochim, DE Matrix
09/19 Paris, FR L’Empreinte
09/20 London, UK Islington Academy
09/21 Manchester, UK NQ Live
09/22 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
09/24 Brussels, BE Magasin 4
09/25 Enschede, NL Atak
09/27 Stockholm, SE Klubben
09/28 Gothenburg, SE Stickey Fingers
09/29 Oslo, NO John Dee
09/30 Copenhagen, DK Little Vega
10/01 Berlin, DE Magnet
10/02 Hamburg, DE Logo
10/04 Munich, DE Hansa 39
10/05 Leipzig, DE Conne Island
10/06 Vienna, AT Szene
10/07 Milan, IT Live Forum
10/08 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
10/09 Stuttgart, DE Universum
10/10 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp

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4th ANNUAL GWAR-B-Q Photos

A collection of random photos from the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA available now in the PHOTO GALLERY.
For those who have attended GWAR-B-Q up to this point, you are a part of history. Next year, the event will never be the same… blame Devin Townsend (check out GWAR in the INTERVIEW VAULT for more details)

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Track

Dyanmic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘The Tower’. “The Hound” is streaming now via Pop Matters.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES previously streamed the title track from The Tower. “The Tower” is streaming now via a lyric video here.

Following the launch of the ‘The Tower’, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from ‘The Tower’. “Turning Golem” was staged on August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania. Also coming on the following dates: October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic.

“Turning Golem” will feature five tracks from ‘The Tower’ during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ ‘The Tower’ is slated for release on September 27 (October 1 in North America). ‘The Tower’ was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The new album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing for ‘The Tower’ can be found below.

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Divine – Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won’t Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
8. Sleepwalkers
9. Lost Among Liars

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. ‘The Tower’ is available for pre order here, and will be available on CD and LP. The limited first pressings of the ‘The Tower’ will include a limited bonus track.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an “Alice In Wonderland” surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Tour Dates
8/17: Alba Lulia, RO @ Dark Bombastic Evening- Theater Collaboration with HGDC
9/13: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
9/14: Sandnes, Norway @ Tribute
9/15: Drammen, Norway @ Buddy
9/16: Skien, Norway@ Parkbiografen
9/17: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikken Hus
9/18: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
9/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
9/21: St Petersburg, Russia @ A2/Sputnik
9/22: Tallinn, Estonia @ Tapper Club
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Announce Hiatus

Post-hardcore metal vanguards WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH announced that they will go on an “indefinite hiatus.”

After 8 years, 4 critically-acclaimed full length albums, and several well-received splits and EPs in between, the band have announced a departure date at the end of December. Regarding their imminent hiatus, the band have issued the following statement:

 

“Today we are writing to all of you with some bad news. You might have heard the rumors or read some press releases and they are right, but only to an extent: WFAHM is going into an indefinite hiatus at the end of the year.

There are a lot of reasons for us to make that move and believe me when I say that it’s not an easy decision. But it feels like it’s something we just have to do at this point. The last 7, 5 years have been awesome for the most part and we’re grateful for all the experiences and new friends we have made while traveling the world to show people what we’re all about. We have toured places we never thought we’d get to see, such as Australia, Russia, almost the entire USA and all across Europe of course. We have made friends for life on the road. We have grown immensely as musicians and turned this band into something we are very proud of.

Being in this band has been a great experience for each and everyone of us and it took us to places and opened up doors we couldn’t even dream of. Being that the band started as a side project, we always stuck to the original spirit of making music that was outside of the box and therefor survived much longer than a lot of bands who were trying to be a part of certain hypes. We never cared for that, we just wanted to do our own thing and feel like we have achieved that. We want to thank everyone who’s involvement made it possible for us to do what we do… you most definitely know who you are.

The scene we’re a part of used to be an inspiring subculture but has turned into an abortion of mainstream accessibility, with choreographed stage moves and cute little matching outfits. It’s frustrating to witness and really makes it less fun to go out and play with new bands sometimes. However, this is not a breakup, it’s a hiatus. Sooner or later we might find the urge to come back and slay!”

The band has scheduled a final string of live dates, including some festival appearances. A full list of the band’s final confirmed tour dates can be found below.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released their latest record,  ‘Voyeur’ in November. The music video for the track “Vertigo,” is streaming here and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page

News available through the Season of Mist website, and the WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH website, FacebookTwitter and Myspace pages.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH tour dates

8/23 – DESSAU, DE @ Destruction Derby Festival

8/24 – HERZOGENRATH, DE @ Roda Rock Festival

12/30 – BERLIN, DE @ Magnet Club

EARTHLESS Premiere New Song, Announce Album Release Date

Award-winning San Diego power rock band EARTHLESS has completed work on its brand new album From the Ages.  The first new studio album from the globally celebrated trio since the release of 2007’s critically acclaimed Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky, the LP was recorded in San Francisco with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs, SubArachnoid Space). An hour-long double LP, From the Ages will see an October 8 release date via Tee Pee Records. Now, Pitchfork gives music fans the first taste of new EARTHLESS, premiering the stunning 14-minute new song “Uluru Rock.” Check out EARTHLESS‘ “Uluru Rock” now at THIS location!
EARTHLESSFrom the Ages is available to pre-order now via iTunes.
Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure. Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS‘ sound has been called “A sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning”, earning it the title of “California’s loudest band.” The group delivers “one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock,” leading to one reviewer stating that the band’s “epic shredding harkens back to the days were psychedelic rock had balls the size of grapefruits and wasn’t afraid to take its listeners on a ride for which they may never return.”
Each member of EARTHLESS has done time in many other bands. Drummer (and former pro skater) Mario Rubalcaba currently plays in the hardcore punk band OFF! and has also occupied the drum throne in Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes amongst many others. Bassist Mike Eginton played with Electric Nazarene and guitarist Isaiah Mitchell was most recently in Howlin’ Rain, has played with Nebula and Drunk Horse and also heads up the Bay Area band Golden Void. In the end, EARTHLESS is the musical rock that grounds the three musicians and now, after more than half a decade since the release of their last studio LP, EARTHLESS has returned and is out to prove — through sheer rock power — why they are considered the cream of the modern day heavy psych scene.
“We feel this is some of the strongest material that we have ever created and we cannot wait to get out there and share it with everyone in a live setting,” said the band when asked for comment.
From the Ages‘ sprawling, epic cover art was created by renowned rock music poster artist Alan Forbes (Queens of the Stone Age, SWANS, Black Crowes) while the record’s surreal inner design was brought to life by the band’s own Mike Eginton.
     Track listing:

     1.) Violence of the Red Sea (14:44)
     2.) Uluru Rock (14:08)
     3.) Equus October (5:42)
     4.) From the Ages (30:55)
Earthless : Sonic Prayer Jam 2012
North American tour dates in support of From the Ages are expected to be announced soon.
EARTHLESS: Mario Rubalcaba (Drums), Isaiah Mitchell (Guitars) and Mike Eginton (Bass).
Follow the group on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and fun photos!
Updated news and tour information available via ACTION! PR online (website /facebook / twitter).
“To describe EARTHLESS’ music is a bit like describing a dream.  In fact, there’s nothing altogether straightforward about the band’s sound except, well, that they fucking rock. Yeah, let’s go with that description: Fucking-rock” – SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT
“EARTHLESS purvey majestic acid rock, a genre that bakes the neurons with industrious instrumentals. And this trio blisters more brain cells than most.  EARTHLESS keeps even this interpretation ruggedly exploratory, moving with transcendent skill from classic rock badlands to heavy metal cosmos” – SF WEEKLY
“EARTHLESS can do dynamics, shifting from hazy clouds of feedback to sludgy doom riffage, but they generally don’t. Instead the band starts at 100% speaker-cone-bursting ear-drum-rattling intensity and stays there for as long as physically possible. It’s sort of like doing level-4 hot yoga in the chamber of Tommy Chong’s bong” – WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
“Think of Hendrix playing with Sabbath without the vocals and add Cream’s sense of movement and thud… insanely gifted EARTHLESS: they’re a whole other thing in American power rock right now. They point a way that few will be able to follow” – ALL MUSIC
“Music so freewheeling that it begs to be slathered with hyperbole. You know, the usual ‘gamma rays of madness bashing your DNA into the Stone Age on laser fingers’ type of thing. EARTHLESS have massive chops” – STYLUS
“infectiously good… thick guitar tones, and a rhythm section that would make any bandleader foam at the mouth make you wonder whether you are supposed to grab your air guitar or your air drums first” – ALARM 
“EARTHLESS weave together a formidable blend of shredderiffic classic rock / psychedelic stoner metal… this shit bops n bounces n totally slays through epically searching musical journeys in a supremely palatable and jaw-dropping way” – METALSUCKS