HOLY GRAIL Album Finally Released

The sophomore full-length from Los Angeles-based heavy metallers HOLY GRAIL, RIDE THE VOID, is out TODAY! You can pick up your copy of the album now in select stores or through one of the sites listed below:

iTunes (mp3)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ride-the-void/id588002108
Amazon MP3http://amzn.to/WkE52c
Prosthetic Webstore (CD/LP)www.ridethevoid.com

Please note that due to a manufacturing delay, the vinyl edition of Ride The Void will not be available in select record shops until March 5, but all LP pre-order customers have already been sent a download code and — assuming they didn’t pre-order anything else that has not yet been released — will receive their orders in early February (approximately one month before the new street date), as soon as the records are in hand. We apologize for the delay, but hope that the download codes and a surprise gift we’ll include with all LP orders will help to make up for it.

You can still stream Ride The Void in full here. Lyric videos for the songs Dark Passenger and Ride The Void are also available.

To support the new album, PROSTHETIC RECORDS are giving away a custom designed HOLY GRAIL skate deck, which features the album artwork, through our Facebook page. Find out how you can win HERE.

Catch HOLY GRAIL live on the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise or on the Metal Alliance Tour with Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire and Municipal Waste. For Metal Alliance VIP tickets (which include a meet-and-greet greet with all of the bands), visit www.metalalliancetour.com

HOLY GRAIL on tour:
1/28 – 2/1     70000 Tons of Metal Cruise
3/22             Anaheim, CA – House of Blues #
3/23             Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues #
3/24             Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre #
3/25             San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
3/27             West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues #
3/28             San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom #
3/29             Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom #
3/30             Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom #
3/31             Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo #
4/2               Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
4/4               Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
4/5               Chicago, IL – House of Blues #
4/6               Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
4/7               Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts #
4/9               Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
4/10             Houston, TX – House of Blues #
4/12             Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues #
4/13             Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall #
4/14             Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore #4/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
4/18             Philadelphia, PA – TLA #
4/19             Worcseter, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
4/20             New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
# with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste & High on Fire

For more information on the band, visit:
www.ridethevoid.com
facebook.com/holygrailofficial
twitter.com/holygrailband

 

ANTHRAX Announce EP, Stand-In Guitarist

ANTHRAX are set to release a special edition of their 11th studio album Worship Music through Nuclear Blast on March 22.

ANTHRAX, one of heavy metal’s all-time great acts who, along with SLAYER, METALLICA and MEGADETH -The Big Four – are credited with co-founding the thrash genre, return with a special edition of Worship Music. The Special Edition includes a bonus Anthems disc which includes 6 covers, Anthem (RUSH cover), Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY), TNT (AC/DC), Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK), Smokin (BOSTON) and Keep On Runnin (JOURNEY) as well as a remix of the track Crawl.

Worship Music was the bands first release in seven years and marked the return of singer Joey Belladonna, an essential part of ANTHRAX”s line-up from 1985 to 1992.

The band who picked up the highly prestigious “Metal Guru” award at the Classic Rock Awards last November will be returning to the live circuit this year with an appearance at the annual Bloodstock Open Air festival on Sunday, August 11. SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais will temporarily fill in for the departed Rob Caggiano when the band play previously announced dates in India, Australia and North America.

ANTHRAX live 2013:
02.08. PL Przystanek – Woodstock
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock

Anthems Tracklist:
01. TNT (AC/DC)
02. Smokin’ (BOSTON)
03. Keep On Runnin’ (JOURNEY)
04. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK)
05. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY)
06. Crawl (Albumversion)
07. Crawl (Remix)

Anthems will be available both as a package along with Worship Music, but also separately on CD or Vinyl.

 

MUTILIATION RITES Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

(Brooklyn, NY) Self-proclaimed “filthy black metal” group MUTILATION RITES recently announced dates for a spring tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma.
Now, they have been confirmed to perform at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The band is scheduled to perform at the festival on Friday, April 19 alongside labelmates TRAP THEM and HOLY GRAIL, as well as the likes of Anthrax, Hatebreed and Exodus. They will then play a pair of northeastern U.S. dates alongside Black Breath.MUTILATION RITES continues to support their critically acclaimed Prosthetic 2012 debut Empyrean, which was included on year-end/best-of lists by the likes of Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, the latter of which praised its “furious, propulsive riffs.” The album is currently available on sale for $5 on Amazon MP3 or on CD or 180-gram black vinyl through the Prosthetic Webstore.

Come see MUTILATION RITES here:
3/10          Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge #
3/11          St. Louis, MO – Locust St. #
3/12          Lawrence, KS – Jackpot #
3/13-3/16  Austin, TX – SXSW Festival #
3/17          Dallas, TX – The Spillover #
3/18          El Paso, TX – The War Room #
3/19          Phoenix, AZ – Chaser’s #
3/20          Fullerton, CA – Slidebar #
3/21          Tijuana, MX – Bar Revolucion #
3/22          Los Angeles,CA – TBA #
3/23          Camarillo, CA – Rock City #
3/24          San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge #
3/26          Seattle, WA – Highline #
3/27          Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown #
3/28          Portland, OR – Rotture #
3/29          Boise, ID – The Shredder #
3/30          Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge #
3/31          Denver, CO – Aqualungs #
4/1            Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews #
4/2            Minneapolis, MN – Medusa #
4/3            Madison, WI – High Noon #
4/4            Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant #
4/19          Worcseter, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
4/20          Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *
4/21          Philadelphia, PA – O’Reilys *
# with  Intra Arma
* with Black Breath & White Widows
For more information on the band & to purchase tickets, please visit:
www.mutilationrites.com

 

Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel tour: Round 2

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It’s been less than a month since the Anthrax/Testament co-headlining tour package swept through the area – Yes, you missed two veteran metal bands, who have stayed heavy (if not getting even more brutal over the years).

Lucky for you, the entire bill is staying put for round two.

Needless to say, Death Angel are big winners, having been invited to remain on board.

Death Angel Comments On Anthrax Tour – in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=74687

Breaking News from The BIG 4 @ Yankee Stadium

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TWR.com insider “Vince” sent the following report from The Big 4 @ Yankee Stadium.
5:22pm – Crowd is showing up
It looked like a Marlins game for Anthrax.
They were great though, the late arrivers missed out!

5:53pm – Just 4 songs so far (from Megadeth) just hit song 5 & it’s new shit. WTF?

5:56pm – Here we go, good #6 song

10:14pm – Metallica is f-ing great. Prob best of my 10 times seeing them!

Slayer was great as well. Megadeth finished strong but the first 5 songs were weak.

10:16pm – Feel bad. Anthrax played to 25% of the current crowd. They were amazing!

reports to follow as they arrive (if they arrive).

*Special thanks to Vince!