MONSTER MAGNET New Song, Announce Tour with ROYAL THUNDER, ZODIAC

MONSTER MAGNET will be releasing their new album Last Patrol October 15 via Napalm Records. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, while Evil Joe Barresi mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by John Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a Limited Edition Digipak which contains two bonus tracks, standard CD, 2LP and digital format. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Today MONSTER MAGNET has teamed up with Crave Online for an exclusive premiere of a new track from Last Patrol.  Get a first listen to the song “Mindless Ones” HERE.

In support of Last Patrol, MONSTER MAGNETwill be embarking on a full-blown North American Tour!  Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years!  The band is eager to hit the road in the states for the first time in what seems like forever. Prepare to hear MONSTER MAGNET classics and new cuts from Last Patrol for the first time live! Support will come from Royal Thunder and Zodiac. The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14 in Grand Rapids, MI and will run through December 14 in New York, NY.

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about Last Patrol:

Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60’s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. (laughs) The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of Donovan’s “Three Kingfishers” which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

Last Patrol was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a home grown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil’s “Studio 13″ recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale Monster Magnet album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

Check out a stream of the song “The Duke” HERE.

Tracklisting:

1)    I Live Behind the Clouds

2)    Last Patrol

3)    Three King Fishers

4)    Paradise

5)    Hallelujah

6)    Mindless Ones

7)    The Duke

8)    End of Time

9)    Stay Tuned

North American Tour:

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

For More Info Visit:

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GWAR Battle Maximus Available Today

The day has finally arrived. Your lords and masters GWAR have unleashed their 13th and most devastating album to date Battle Maximus. The album can be ordered from Metal Blade Records HEREAmazon and iTunes.

In celebration of the album’s release, GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine, is hosting an exclusive stream of the instrumental title Track “Battle Maximus”. Check out the song HERE.

Tonight in Richmond, VA at Balliceaux there will be a Battle Maximus release party. The party starts at 8:00 PM and will feature appearances by Oderus Urungus and guitarist Pustulous Maximus. Battle Maximus will be blasting in its entirety, there will be free posters and fans can pick up their copy of the new album for $5.

Continuing their media onslaught, GWAR front thing Oderus Urungus appeared on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday to talk football, the new album and as the case with Oderus a whole lot more. The interview with Oderus, Dan Patrick and Jamey Jasta can be seen HERE.

GWAR will be heading out this fall on the “Madness at the Core of Time” tour. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC. GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).

Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE.

GWAR’s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR’s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Most GWAR fans know the “Battle Maximus” was the sonic war of fratricide waged by the Maximus clan against themselves in order to choose a successor worthy to follow in Flattus’ clawprints, and was recorded as a song on the new album. Every GWAR fan knows that the awesome Pustulus Maximus triumphed in this struggle. But what most don’t know was the stellar line-up of additional guitarists that contributed solos to this blistering instrumental track. These included Lamb of God’s Mark Duane Morton (who played under the pseudonym “Tyrone Die Tuefel”), Ol Drake from Evile (Twatticus Maximus), and Todd Evans of Mobile Death Camp (also an ex-GWAR member, who for many years played Beefcake the Mighty and contributed to this work under the name Skookum Maximus).

But the biggest outside contribution came from Zach Blair of Rise Against (who had played the character of Flattus before Cory Smoot, and took to this project under the name “Splattus Maximus”. Zach flew into Richmond to GWAR’s “Slave Pit Studios” several times, did much of the writing and arrangement on the record, and finally recorded tons of completely shredding guitar.

Said Zach, “It was so great to re-connect with this family of mine and be reminded of what a great, hard working institution GWAR really is. This organization defines the term “DIY”. If they want to see something or use something that just doesn’t exist, they make it! It’s inspiring to be around and in the ten years since my tenure with them I’d forgotten what a force it is to be reckoned with. I’m so proud of them and I’m so proud of this record.. This record is many things to me a musical send-off and tribute to the late, great Cory Smoot (in the manner of which he would have liked it!) and an extension of my own contribution to this amazing cultural, artistic and musical statement. I’m forever proud to say “I PLAYED IN GWAR!!”

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Tracklisting
1) Intro
2) Madness at the Core of Time
3) Bloodbath
4) Nothing Left Alive
5) They Swallowed the Sun
6) Torture
7) Raped at Birth
8) I, Bonesnapper
9) Mr. Perfect
10) Battle Maximus
11) Triumph of the Pig Children
12) Falling
13) Fly Now

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour:
with Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall – Tickets
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Tickets
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House – Tickets
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue – Tickets
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre – Tickets
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre – Tickets
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Tickets
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall – Tickets
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO – Tickets
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Tickets
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Tickets
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom – Tickets
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater – Tickets
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre – Tickets
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Tickets
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades – Tickets
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom – Tickets
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater – Tickets
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Tickets
10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field – Tickets
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s – Tickets
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall – Tickets
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Tickets
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall – Tickets
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – Tickets
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa – Tickets
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution – Tickets
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor – Tickets
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s – Tickets
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes – Tickets
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection – Tickets
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre – Tickets
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues – Tickets
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall – Tickets
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Tickets
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb – Tickets
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – Tickets

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014
02/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
02/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
02/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
03/01/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
03/03/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAChttps://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

 

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Stream Track Via Pandora

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is streaming their new LP in its entirety exclusively via Pandora Premieres in anticipation of their forthcoming CD/DVDUnblackened” due out September 24. Click here to listen.

A live video of “In This River” is also being debuted today exclusively via Billboard.biz. Click here to watch. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

“The draw of Unblackened is powerful” Crave Online

“The rockers show a softer side on this cover of Bill Withers‘ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone,’ tapping into the singer’s emotional honesty with swooning violins, meandering guitars and Wylde’s bleeding, tortured vocals”  Rolling Stone

“Most know of BLS for their ball in a meat grinder, pounding Metal, Zakk has always been more than a one dimensional musician” Classic Rock Revisted

“The two audio discs of music are a must in any Black Label Society fanatic’s collection” LOUDWIRE

PRE ORDER ON ITUNES HERE

An “Unblackened” bundle is also available for pre-order. The first 200 per-orders via the eOne store will receive a CD booklet signed by Zakk! The poster will be shipped in a rolled cardboard tube.

Unblackened,” the new live DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video from Black Label Society will be released on September 24, 2013 by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE SIGNED CD BOOKLET + POSTER

Additionally, Zakk’s label home, eOne Music, will release the audio version of the“Unblackened” DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD, including two acoustic versions of “Queen Of Sorrow” and “Won’t Find It Here,” and covers of Leon Russell’s “Song For You” and “Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone” by Bill Withers.

Filmed and recorded earlier this year in high definition at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, “Unblackened” is Black Label Society presenting their songs in a whole new light, with greater use of acoustic instrumentation. Wylde plays both guitar and piano, with Nick Catanase on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals, Chad Szeliga on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano, and Greg Locascio providing additional vocals.Since their early nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed and helmed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. Unblackened,” however, unveils another side of the band.

Their stripped-down approach highlights the subtler nuances of the songwriting, without losing any of the fire or intensity. Classic tracks like “Stillborn,” “The Blessed Hellride,” “In This River,” “Throwin’ It All Away,” “Losin’ Your Mind,” and many others are still punctuated by the stinging, searing solos that fans know and love, while showcasing the versatility of the band.

In addition to the concert, “Unblackened” is rich in bonus material. A new interview with Zakk, photo gallery, music video for “Losin’ Your Mind,” and a feature with Wylde visiting HM Prison Stocken in the U.K . are all included.

Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes of the past 20-plus years, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling “No More Tears,”of which Wylde wrote all the music. Bestowed with such accolades as“Golden God” by Metal Hammer and the “Best Guitarist” Award fromRevolver Magazine, Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with. Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and “Unblackened” is another incredible piece in the band’s catalog.

DISC 1
1. Losin’ Your Mind
2. The Blessed Hellride
3. Sold My Soul
4. Road Back Home
5. Spoke In the Wheel
6. House Of Doom
7. Queen Of Sorrow
8. Machine Gun Man
9. Sweet Jesus
10. In This River
11. Throwin’ It All Away

DISC 2
1. Takillya (Estyabon)
2. Won’t Find It Here
3. Rust
4. Speedball
5. I Thank You Child
6. Stillborn
7. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
8. Lovin’ Woman
9. Queen Of Sorrow (unplugged)
10. Song For You
11. Won’t Find It Here (unplugged)
12. Yesterday, Today,Tomorrow

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GRAVE Release New EP in North America

Death metal legends GRAVE have released a new 5-track EP, Morbid Ascent, today in North America! To purchase Morbid Ascent, please visit CM Distro for the EP on black and mustard yellow vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 200 copies) or iTunes for a digital copy. 
Tracklisting

Side 1:

1. Venial Sin

2. Morbid Ascent

Side 2:

1. Possessed (originally by SATYRICON)

2. Epos (Risen From The Tomb – Remix)

3. Reality Of Life

For a preview of Morbid Ascent, be sure to check out the album track “Venial Sin” (featuring some shrieking guest solos by AUTOPSY’s Eric Cutler).

Morbid Ascent‘s cover artwork, interior artwork, and layout were done once again by Costin Chioreanu (http://www.twilight13media.com), who previously worked on GRAVE’s past three albums, as well as artwork for numerous other artists (DARKTHRONE, DESTROYER 666, ULVER, etc.). This EP marks the follow-up to 2012’s Endless Procession Of Souls, which was named one of the best metal albums of the year by Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, among countless others.

GRAVE live:

10.5 — Oostenede (BE) — Zombie Fest II

GRAVE online:

http://www.grave.se

http://www.facebook.com/GraveOfficial

http://www.myspace.com/gravespace

http://www.reverbnation.com/grave

http://www.twitter.com/GraveOfficial

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TEMPLE OF BAAL Premiere New Track

French death/black metallers TEMPLE OF BAAL premiered the first track off their upcoming album entitled Verses Of Fire. The release is coming out on October 22 in Europe and November 12 in North America via Agonia Records. The stream is available at: http://youtu.be/GH5yedt6otg

INFERNO

Verses Of Fire’s sound has been carefully manufactured by Andrew Guillotin in Hybreed Studios. Focusing on a more organic side thanks to the use of tube amps and natural drums, the production allows the natural old-school feeling of the band to shine through the whole album. Through ten tracks – lasting about an hour – TEMPLE OF BAAL explores a wide spectre of extreme metal: from raging blast beats and thrashing riffs, through haunted mid tempo vibes, and up to the point of band’s primal influence – the sinister sounds of early 90’s black/death metal.

New material will be available in digipack CDlimited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).

Fans of the band can expect a fine blend between “Lightslaying Rituals” (sophomore release, 2009) aggression and the last split CD“The Vision Of Fading Mankind”‘s (2011) epic atmospheres.

Tracklist:

1. το αστέρι 418

2. Bloodangel

3. Arcana Silentium

4. The 10th Aethyr

5. Gates Of Death

6. Gnosis Of Fire

7. Golden Wings Of Azazel

8. Lord Of The Raging Seas

9. Serpens Luminis

10. Walls Of Fire

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

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CLUTCH Announce Annual Holiday Tour Dates

Maryland rockers CLUTCH are pleased to announce their annual Holiday Tour. These dates kick off the day after Christmas, December 26 in Washington, DC and run through New Year’s Eve, December 31 in Brooklyn, NY. Support on the dates from December 26 through December 28 will come from Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band. Support on the dates from December 29 through December 31 will be provided by Into Another and Lionize. Tickets for fan club members go on sale Wednesday, September 18 and for the general public Friday, September 20 and Saturday September 21.

Holiday Tour Dates:

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

A full list of tour dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.

CLUTCH will kick off the October leg of the “Earth Rocker” tour, October 25 in Hampton Beach, NH. Immediately followed by a festival appearance in Virginia Beach, VA at “Localpalooza” on October 26.  Support on the shows from October 27 through November 23 will be provided by The Sword and American Sharks.

Look for the CLUTCH song “Electric Worry” to be featured in the upcoming TV trailers for the new movie “Machete Kills“, the sequel to “Machete” starring Danny Trejo. The movie is out October 11 in North America.

CLUTCH has signed on with Fox Sports to use the song “The Regulator” in their programming. The song will be used during Fox’s coverage of College Football, MLB, NFL and NASCAR.

Additionally, the song “Crucial Velocity” will be featured in the mobile version of Need For Speed, which will be released in February 2014.

Earth Rocker was released March 19 via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. The album then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks. The album also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release Earth Rocker shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.

Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.

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VILDHJARTA Announce New Music, Tour and Video

Sweden‘s VILDHJARTA will soon be announcing the dates of their upcoming North American tour with VEIL OF MAYA, STRUCTURES, NORTHLANE and HERE COMES THE KRAKEN. In the meantime, you can check out the video for “Dimman” taken from the band’s new album, THOUSANDS OF EVILS, due out this fall on limited edition 12″ (Century Media).

VILDHJARTADimman” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xRN8A2UBZ8

VILDHJARTA online: www.facebook.com/vildhjartaofficial

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