SEPULTURA Cancel U.S. Tour

Brazilian Thrashers SEPULTURA have issued the following statement on
North American Tour Cancellation:

“Due to the delay in obtaining a visa for the band to enter the United States, we regret to inform all fans that the previously announced North American tour is being cancelled. We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the Tsunami Of Metal tour UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, SCAR THE MARTYR, ANCIIENTS, and DARK SERMON.”

Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund.

Released today in the U.S. & Canada, SEPULTURA’s new album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (KORN, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY) and co-produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, INCANTATION).

The album can be streamed in its entirety on the Metal Hammer U.K.
website through November 1: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/stream-new-sepultura-album-the-mediator-between-head-and-hands-must-be-the-heart/

Album bundles that include an exclusive t-shirt design can be ordered now from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/tmbhahmbth-cddvd

Track listing:SEPULTURA - Trauma Of War
01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss Of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)

 

THE OCEAN Streams Full Chapter from Triple-Disc DVD

On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, Pelagial, THE OCEAN have launched the entire ‘China’ chapter of their highly anticipated Collective Oblivion triple DVD.

Click HERE to view the 30-minute chapter.

THE OCEAN main man Robin Staps comments:

“I can’t believe that this is finally… finished. We all kind of lost hope along the way, as the project totally grew out of proportion over the last 2 years. Originally we only wanted to film one single show, and by June 2012 we were sitting on top of a pile of 28 terabytes of data filmed across the globe during 2 full years. Countless live shows, interviews, crazy parties on Russian trains and funny moments in Chinese pharmacies. But then the worst part began: editing, choosing, compiling, structuring, which took another year. Now it’s done, for real! And I can safely say that you will be hard-pressed to find any other band DVD that is equally extensive, hilarious, profound and compelling, as this one. Everything you ever wanted to know about this band, from the early days until now… the answer is here! And a lot of things you didn’t wanna know as well…”

Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blogThe Ocean in ChinaThe Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
29/10/13 DE – Hamburg – Logo
30/10/13 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
31/10/13 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
01/11/13 UK – London – The Garage
02/11/13 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival
03/11/13 FR – Paris – Divan du Monde
04/11/13 FR – Aix-en-Provence – Le Korigan
05/11/13 ES – Barcelona – Apolo 2
06/11/13 ES – Madrid – Caracol
07/11/13 PT – Porto – Hard Club
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

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BATTLECROSS to Tour UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium

BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it:

“Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”

“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”

Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Miss May I, BATTLECROSS

January 2014
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight

February 2013
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON – Guildhall

BATTLECROSS triumphantly returned as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating release, “War of Will.” Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel has proved to be one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THgoKxbrNm4

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records
GET IT HERE: Amazon

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TÝR Announce North American Tour with Children of Bodom

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour:

“Finally we get to announce this one. It’s been in the works for a long time and it’s probably the biggest tour we’ve ever been on. North America, we’re very excited to see you all again soon!”

TÝR performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood of Heroes” can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR’s brand new album, “Valkyrja,” has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, “Valkyrja” reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

About:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women.

Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain;

“the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

Order your copy of “Valkyrja” at these locations:

North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – amazon.co.uk

TYR w/ Children Of Bodom, special guests TBA

02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis

02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick

02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub

02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom

02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon

02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues

03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater

03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater

03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues

03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts

03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza

03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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Free GOJIRA/KVELERTAK Live EP

Roadrunner Records is teaming up with MetalSucks.net to premiere the video for Gojira’s “The Gift of Guilt,” as well as bring you a six-song split live EP featuring Gojira and Kvelertak! The track listing is as follows:

click here to WATCH NOW!

1. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
2. Gojira – The Axe
3. Gojira – The Gift of Guilt
4. Kvelertak – Bruane Brenn
5. Kvelertak – Evig Vandrar
6. Kvelertak – Kvelertak

Watch the video and proceed to the download page now!

 

SOUL REMNANTS New Album Set for Halloween Release

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions signed Massachusetts black/death beasts Soul Remnants and will release their new album “Black And Blood” on October 31 on CD and Digital formats

Below is the official description:

Soul Remnants make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with their punishing sophomore album “Black And Blood”. Hailing from Massachusetts, Soul Remnant’s journey further into the darkness… revealing the shattered sound of destroyed souls. Following the road of corpses left by legends like Death, Suffocation, Carcass and Deicide, “Black And Blood” is a transformative concoction; thrashing together elements of Scandinavian Black Metal, old school Floridian/brutal Death Metal and unearthly mind searing guitar solos. The end result is an overflowing cauldron of blood, which spews forth pure bone-crushing madness! The release comes housed in a high quality 6 panel digi-pak complete with full lyrics and showcases the stellar “Black And Blood” artwork. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death, Decapitated, Deicide, Hypocrisy, Monstrosity, Rivers Of Nihil, Slayer, Suffocation and Terrorizer. 

Pre-order your copy of the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd073.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/black-and-blood

Listen to the full track “Incinerator” at http://youtu.be/rIAcHGrJCTA
TRACK LISTING:
1

. Chopwork II
2. Cauldron Of Blood
3. Incinerator
4. Symptoms Of Death
5. Dead Black (Heart Of Ice)
6. Rape Casket
7. No Afterlife
8. The Antifaith
9. Reanimation

HIGH ON FIRE Release New Single

HIGH ON FIRE released a brand new single titled “Slave the Hive.”  As part of the band’s upcoming Scion A/V-sponsored headlining tour, HIGH ON FIRE drops the new single which marks the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of De Vermis Mysteriis. A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.  Rock the new HIGH ON FIRE song now via Pitchfork.

The previously announced Scion A/V presented HIGH ON FIRE tour will run from November 10 through December 12.  Norwegian thrash-metal sextet Kvelertak, who have had one of 2013’s buzziest hard rock releases with the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced album Meir, will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 25-27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour.

A Twitter (Twitter.com/ScionAV) sweepstakes will be ongoing throughout the tour, with two pairs being given away per show.

Scion AV presents: HIGH ON FIRE:

Kvelertak support on all dates;

Evening openers rotate:

Doomriders – Nov. 10 to 23

Pack of Wolves – Nov. 25-27

Windhand – Nov. 29 to Dec. 12

November 10    Atlanta, GA               Masquerade
November 11    Asheville, NC             Orange Peel
November 12    Washington, DC        Rock & Roll Hotel
November 13    Philadelphia, PA        Underground Arts
November 15    New York, NY            Webster Hall
November 16    Boston, MA               The Middle East
November 17    Montreal, QC             Corona Theatre
November 18    Toronto, ON               Opera House
November 19    Detroit, MI                 Crofoot Ballroom
November 20    Columbus, OH           A&R Music Bar
November 22    Chicago, IL                Metro
November 17    Montreal, QC             Corona Theatre
November 23    Sauget, IL                  Pop’s
November 25    Houston, TX               House of Blues
November 26    Dallas, TX                  Tree’s
November 27    Austin, TX                 Mohawk (outside)
November 29    Lawrence, KS            Granada Theatre
November 30    Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue
December 2     Winnipeg, MB            West End Cultural Center
December 4     Edmonton, AB            Starlite Room
December 5     Calgary, AB                Republik
December 7     Vancouver, BC            Venue Vancouver
December 8     Seattle, WA               El Corazon
December 9     Portland, OR              Hawthorne Theater
December 11    San Francisco, CA     Regency Center Grand Ballroom
December 12    Los Angeles, CA        El Rey Theatre

High On Fire – Fertile Green OFFICIAL VIDEO

HIGH ON FIRE just released the first official live recordings of its career with the two volume set Spitting Fire Live, which has been hailed as “high-volume intensity” by the Austin Chronicle, “hot as the infernos” by Pitchfork and a “documentation of the band’s undiminished ferocity onstage” by the SF Weekly.  Recorded over a two evening NYC headlining stint at both NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last winter, Spitting Fire Live showcases HIGH ON FIRE at its incendiary best, containing songs from each of the band’s critically acclaimed studio albums including last year’s celebrated De Vermis Mysteriis.

About HIGH ON FIRE:

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness.  Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume,” HIGH ON FIRE has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique.  The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike — also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP — along with powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and talented bassist Jeff Matz.  Pike was named as one of Rolling Stone’s “New Guitar Gods” and is one of rock’s most charismatic figures. HIGH ON FIRE’s latest album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3, 2012.

Updated news and tour information will be made available via HIGH ON FIRE online (website / facebook) and ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter)

 

OSHIEGO Streaming New Album

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions released the album “The Great Architect Of Nothing” from Singapore’s Death/Thrash titans OSHIEGO on CD and Digital Album. You can stream the entire album for FREE via the HPGD Bandcamp.

Below is the official description:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Singapore’s premiere Death Metal masters Oshiego to the label with their sophomore album “The Great Architect Of Nothing”. After almost a decade of their depraved existence, the pinnacle of sonic violence and total mayhem has arrived! Terrible certainty has arrived via a nasty mix of brutal riffage and Middle-Eastern stylings a la Melechesh and Nile, combined with an original yet old school Death Metal approach. Eight soul shattering original tracks of groovy, neck-breaking riffs, bone-crushing subsonic bass and primal, warlike exteme percussion plus a cover of Vomitory‘s ‘The Voyage’. A must have for fans of Absu, Behemoth, Deicide, Demolition Hammer, Dismember, Exhorder, Grave, Hypocrisy, Intestine Baalism, Krisiun, Malevolent Creation, Morgoth, Obituary, Sepultura, Vader and Vomitory. Beware as Oshiego plunges the world into complete chaos and bedlam!

Listen to the entire album for FREE then purchase the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-architect-of-nothingPurchase the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd071.html

TRACK LISTING:

1. The Great Architect Of Nothing
2. The Inexorable Monarch
3. Black Flags Of Khorasan
4. Harbingers Of Judgement
5. Companions Of The Left Hand
6. The Prisoner
7. Imposter
8. Last
9. The Voyage (Vomitory cover)

HPGD Official Website: http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/
HPGD on BandCamp: http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/
HPGD on Discogshttp://www.discogs.com/seller/horrorpaingoredeath
HPGD on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath
HPGD on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/hpgd666
HPGD on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath?feature=watch

 

 

KRAMPUS Release New Song Sampler

Italy‘s folk metal heroes KRAMPUS have posted a video interview with lead singer Filippo Gianotti. Fil answers some of the questions fans have sent in since the release of KRAMPUS’ new single “Paralysis”, which has received broad reactions and caused quite a bit of controversy among fans of both the band and the genre. Also included is a sneak peek of KRAMPUS’ upcoming second new song, which will again be free to download and share for everyone.

The band comments:

“You ask, we answer! Here’s a video interview with Fil, replying to some of the questions you’ve asked since the release of our new track “Paralysis”. Better still – enjoy a sneak peek of our next free song “Butterflies On Fire” at the end!” http://youtu.be/jpD5QGGCPiI

KRAMPUS released a new track back in September. The song, along with almost a full album’s worth of material, was written mere months after the release of the band’s first full length album in 2012. Produced by Tommy Vetterli (Eluveitie, Coroner), “Paralysis”  breaks with the band’s musical past as well as genre conventions, while taking the combination of authentic folk instrumentation with modern metal a bold step further.

Listen to and download ‘Paralysis’ for free here: http://snd.sc/1g8Vmu3

Lyric Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd7nCxmt1xQ

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