SKELETONWITCH Announces Canadian Meet & Greets

On the eve of the release of their newest album, “Serpents Unleashed,” metal warriors SKELETONWITCH announced plans to visit select record stores throughout Canada during their current tour with The Black Dahlia Murder to meet the people who matter the most to them — their fans!

Stop by at one of the following locations to hang out with the band and listen to their new album:

11/6 – War on Music – Winnipeg, MB @ 6:00 pm

11/8 – Freecloud Records – Edmonton, AB @ 5:00 pm

11/9 – Sloth Records – Calgary, AB @ 5:00 pm

11/11 – Neptoon Records – Vancouver, BC @ 5:30 pm

SKELETONWITCH will also make appearances at Rasputin in Fresno, Calif. on November 15 and at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis on November 22.

Hailed as their “best effort to date” (Decibel), “Serpents Unleashed” captures SKELETONWITCH’s live energy with the help of producer Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, Kvelertak, High on Fire). You can stream each of the album’s 11 blackened tracks now HERE before picking up the album. You can still pre-order a physical copy of the album on CD or LP or in a limited-edition 7″ Collector’s Box format directly from www.skeletonwitch.com. Digital pre-orders via iTunes or Bandcamp both offer an immediate download of the new song “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”

Track listing:
1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived) (music video)
4. From a Cloudless Sky
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak
TOUR DATES:
11/6      Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
11/7      Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub ^
11/8      Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
11/9      Calgary, AB – The Den ^
11/11    Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
11/12     Spokane, WA – The Center ^
11/13     Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
11/14     South Lake Tahoe, CA  – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
11/15     Fresno, CA – Strummer’s ^
11/16     Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
11/17     Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
11/18      El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/19     Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
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 of Joliet ^ &
11/26     Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
11/27     Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
1/17/14  Las vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18/14  Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20/14  San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21/14  Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22/14  Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23/14  New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14  Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25/14  Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26/14  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/27/14  Savannah, GA – The Jinx
1/29/14  Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
1/30/14  Norflok, VA – The NorVA *
1/31/14  Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/01/14  Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/03/14  Philladelphia, PA – TLA *
2/04/14  New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/07/14  Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/08/14  Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/09/14  Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11/14  Denver, CO – Summit Tree *
2/12/14  Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater *
2/14/14  San Francisco, CA – The Regency *
2/15/14  Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14  San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
# with Amon Amarth

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GENE HOGLAN Announces More Dates and Locations for “GENE EXPERIENCE”

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Earlier this month, GENE HOGLAN announced the “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”, an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Hoglan is pleased to announce two additional dates being scheduled as part of this touring event. Fans can now witness “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” on October 17 in Coralville, IA at West Music Coralville, and on October 19 in New Berlin, WI at Cascio Interstate Music. These dates come in addition to Hoglan’s September 20 appearance at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB. See below for times and details and stay tuned for more dates coming soon.

Confirmed GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Appearances:

9/20 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern – Part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference – 3:00PM

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville – Signing TBA – 6:00PM

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Cascio Interstate Music – Part of Drummer Fest/FREE – 11:00AM

GENE HOGLAN came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels. More information will be announced soon in regards to “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE.”

Check out a brand new video GENE HOGLAN recorded this week in Korea while on tour with Testament here: http://youtu.be/spgE0DBZAmc, and also take a look at a drum cam video taken at Finland’s Tuska Festival here. Also, take a look at a brand new t-shirt design release at Hoglan’s website, http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.

Gene Hoglan is heralded and  is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Hoglan is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major  lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.

NEPHELIUM Announce Tour Dates

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Nephelium, the brutal death metal band that traces its roots back to the late 1990s from the city of Dubai, UAE and have re-established themselves in Toronto, Canada for the last decade are proud to announce they will be supporting technical death metal band Beneath The Massacre on June 29 in Toronto, ON at The Rockpile alongside Blastmycosis, Left Hand Creation, Enter Euphoria, Dead 3 Days, and Taken In Bloodshed. Nephelium will also be performing on Canada Day, July 1 in Oshawa, ON at The Diezel Room with Esoteric Doctrine, Bloodless Child, Jinn Arcana.

nephelium - merciless annihilation (full album digital download at nephelium.bandcamp.com)

Coils of Entropy Album Stream – http://nephelium.bandcamp.com

Single Stream Link = Merciless Annihilation – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRE2UpktFdg

Nephelium released their brutal six track masterpiece Coils of Entropy at the beginning of 2012 to international praise along with winning the Best Metal category at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and taking the #9 position on the Top 20 of 2012 Canadian College Radio Loud Charts.

CD Cover Design: Juanjo Castellano (JuanCastellano.com)

Logo Design: Christopher Horst

Track Listing:

1. Burial Ground 05:04

2. Merciless Annihilation 06:18

3. Hellborne 05:02

4. Malediction 08:52

5. Halls of Judgment 05:56

6. Coils of Entropy 10:15

All songs written & performed by: Nephelium

Photo: Zhubin Salehi

 

Album Line Up:

Boyan Guerdjikov – Vocals

Alex Zubair – Guitars

Dan Glover – Guitars

Jay Cockerill – Bass

Alan Madhavan – Drums

 

 

 

For more info, tour dates and music from Nephelium, please visit these following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nephelium

Twitter @nephelium

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/nephelium

Show Dates:

Saturday, June 29, 2013 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON – w/ Beneath The Massacre, Blastmycosis, Left Hand Creation, Enter Euphoria, Dead 3 Days, Taken In Bloodshed – Show Details

Monday, July 1, 2013 – The Diezel Room – Oshawa, ON – w/ Esoteric Doctrine, Bloodless Child, Jinn Arcana – Show Details

BIO:

Dubai is where, in the late 1990s, guitarist Alex Zubair and drummer Alan Madhavan came together to form Nephelium, guided by the sole vision of a band comprised of equal parts complexity and brutality.

Staying true to the roots of death metal, Nephelium was quick to forge ahead with experimentation, pulling in influences from metal and other genres.

With the hope of spreading Nephelium’s insidious gospel across the world, Zubair and Madhavan settled in Toronto, Canada where they completed the band’s lineup and immediately began playing shows and tearing up local stages, which quickly led to opening slots for metal heavyweights Skinless and Deicide.

Following a tumultuous journey spanning ten years, two continents and countless lineup changes, Nephelium is ready to once again give the death metal world a good shaking with the release of their debut album, Coils of Entropy.

The embodiment of Nephelium’s journey to striking the perfect balance between technical death metal, old school metal and Arabian melodies, Coils of Entropy is a six-track masterpiece set to breathe new life into today’s dwindling death metal landscape.

PILGRIM to Support SAMOTHRACE on Tour

Rhode Island doom act PILGRIM kick off a short run of tour dates beginning in New Orleans on February 24 with SAMOTHRACE. The band plans to unveil new material on stage throughout the tour, so fans at these shows will be the first to experience brand new music! For the complete itinerary, visit metalblade.com/pilgrim or the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/hailthepilgrim.

Critically acclaimed debut Misery Wizard available now

PILGRIM comments on the tour:

“It’s been a year since Misery Wizard has been released and the positive reaction it has received from fans of heavy music all over the world have been simply fantastic. This upcoming tour is special for us as we will be going to places we’ve yet to perform at and have some new material to unleash. Be forewarned and hails to the supporters!”

At the end of 2012, PILGRIM had the honor of performing at Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary ScionAV label showcase. Live audio, as well as interviews from the event can be found at scionav.com.

PILGRIM
w/ Samothrace
02/24 New Orleans, LA Siberia
02/26 Atlanta, GA 529
02/27 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
02/28 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/01 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
03/02 Philadelphia, PA Beaumont Warehouse
03/03 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers

PILGRIM consists of drummer Krolg Splinterfist, the Slayer of Man, bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer and guitarist/vocalist The Wizard. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.

Commented Pitchfork:

“…in a realm where the old-school and the experimental push against one another in an eternally dynamic non-equilibrium, it’s certainly not about who your influences are. It’s, of course, about how you use them. PILGRIM simply have fun with these predecessors, renewing old sounds with the zeal of teenage boys worshiping cheap Sabbath posters on their bedroom walls and the skills of players who’ve been at this for a while. PILGRIM sing about devils and tears, paying dues and surviving adventures, taking care to touch on most of the requisite tropes while not pushing any one too far… This is an excellent debut from a preternaturally developed upstart.”

http://www.metalblade.com/pilgrim
http://twitter.com/hailthepilgrim
http://www.facebook.com/hailthepilgrim
http://www.youtube.com/pilgrimofficial

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WHISPERS OF WONDER streaming debut EP

WHISPERS OF WONDER The First Year EP Out Tomorrow

Modern metal music, much like the music of every genre from every era, is not created for the mere thrill of being heard on some radio in some town around the globe.  With musicians who truly understand their gift of creating music, the only goal is to paint aural pictures that will stimulate or influence the listeners in some way, shape or form.  For even a smaller collection of the most elite musicians, their creations create wonderment on the minds of their fans and followers.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet WHISPERS OF WONDER.

Tomorrow will see the debut EP release from WHISPERS OF WONDER entitled The First Year. Get an exclusive first listen HERE.

The standard version of the EP is available for pre-order HERE. A bundle package including an exclusive t-shirt can be pre-ordered HERE.

Hailing from Portland, OregonWHISPERS OF WONDER create a new form and style of music they classify as “melodic wondercore”.  The description couldn’t be more dead on. Featuring musical excellence and an uncanny way to reach deep into the souls of every listener through song, WHISPERS OF WONDER have been growing a massive fan base in Portland and beyond since their inception less than a year ago.  In this short time, they have captured the ears of many of the top record labels out today, before signing with Standby Records.

WHISPERS OF WONDER is:

Lukkie Thornton: Lead Vocals

Chree Thornton: Guitar/Vocals

Tristen Warren: Guitar/Vocals

Calin Wormdahl: Drums

For More Info Please Visit:

http://www.facebook.com/WhispersofWonderOFFICIAL

https://twitter.com/WofWonder

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/whispers-of-wonder

http://www.standbyrecords.net/

http://www.facebook.com/standbyrecords