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
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GOJIRA To Tour With SLAYER

Gojira will be embarking on a full North American tour with Slayer in October and November, with additional support coming from 4ARM. Dates are as follows, with more to be announced soon:

10/25/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/28/13 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
11/08/13 Minneapolis, MN Myth
11/10/13 Austin, TX FunFunFun Festival
11/12/13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
11/13/13 Dallas, TX Southside Music Hall
11/15/13 Chicago, IL Aragon
11/16/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore (State Theater)
11/17/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
11/19/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11/20/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11/26/13 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater
11/27/13 New York, NY Theater at MSG
11/29/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30/13 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena

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MAYBE WHITNEY Unleash Demi Lovato cover

MAYBE WHITNEY is a new Electronic Hardcore artist from Detroit, MI. MAYBE WHITNEY is violently expanding musical boundaries by blending metal, EDM, hip hop, and dub-step to create high energy, speaker thumping sounds.

Frontman Steven Kasapis lends his signature demonic growls to the rapidly evolving music written and performed by producer, Matt Dalton (Chiodos, I See Stars, Attila, Smile Empty Soul).

The forthcoming self-titled full-length record is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release and features performances from Sid Wilson of the multi-platinum Slipknot, Bertrand Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk), Phil Druyor (Attack! Attack!), Swifty McVay (D12), Jahred Gomes (hed PE), and more.

The first official single, a cover of Demi Lovato‘s “Heart Attack” shows off all the key ingredients of Maybe Whitney’s genre bending brew.

Hear the song on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6IKTUkKp0k

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Killer New BATTLECROSS Album, On Tour Now

(Detroit, MI) – BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream Force Fed Lies or request any BATTLECROSS song on The Welding Room. Text #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWelding Room.com or call (856) 393-2100  and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal’s most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band’s hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual Gwar-B-Q with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will was released July 9, 2013 just as they headed out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/08 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
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08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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CELLDWELLER Featured in New Trailer, Offering Free Download

(Detroit, MI) – Electronic-Rock Artist/Producer Celldweller (Klayton) loves 2 things: ROBOTS & MONSTERS. Needless to say, today is a good day for Klayton because his track First Person Shooter is in the brand new Pacific Rim trailer, full of robots & monsters. Check out the trailer and grab a FREE DOWNLOAD of the track below!

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KYUSS LIVES Change Name To VISTA CHINO, Sign to Napalm Records

VISTA CHINO the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork (formerly of Kyuss) inked a deal with Napalm Records. The album is set for an early fall release. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Vocalist John Garcia said the following:

“Kyuss Lives is now VISTA CHINO! …it feels great just to write that ….and to say it out loud, feels even better. Now that our relationship with Napalm Records is official; it’s time to forget about the past year, move forward, and execute our original plan, which was to make kick ass music and tour the world!”

Drummer Brant Bjork added:

“We look forward to working with Napalm Records and we anticipate great support in rolling out the VISTA CHINO rock.”

Thomas Caser, Head Of A&R at Napalm Records commented on the signing:

“It’s with great pride we announce the signing of VISTA CHINO. After all the band has been through they are ready to rock! We at Napalm Records are thrilled to work with such talented artists and look forward to a long-lasting cooperation!”

Napalm Records and VISTA CHINO are excited to debut the first song from VISTA CHINO’s highly anticipated first full length album. Dargona, Dragona is available as an exclusive stream on the VISTA CHINO Facebook Page. When visiting the facebook page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.

Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO’s sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO’s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.

VISTA CHINO’s first North American performance will take place at this year’s Orion Festival in Detroit, MI curated by Metallica. VISTA CHINO will play on Sunday, June 9 on the Frantic Stage. A full North American tour will be announced shortly.

VISTA CHINO Live:

6/9: Detroit, MI @ Orion Festival

7/25: Tienen, Belgium @ Suikerrock

7/26: Feldkirch, Austria @ Poolbar Festival

7/29: Vienna, Austria @ Rock Im Wald Festival

7/31: Pinarella di Cervia, Italy @ Arena

8/3: Lierpop, Holland @ Rock Planet

8/7: Munich, Germany @ Backstage (Free & Easy Festival)

8/8: Geneva, Switzerland @ Usine

8/9: Puttlingen, Germany @ Rocco del Schlako

8/10: Eschwege, Germany @ Open Flair Festival

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OCTiV Release Free Debut Single

(Detroit, MI) – Bass-music live performance DJ/Artist OCTiV released Fatality, a FREE download as his debut single with Detroit-based record label FiXT. The track showcases OCTiV’s signature mix of heavy bass music with live guitar-based production.

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OCT!V brings the rock & roll arena show to the party by playing live guitar and midi guitar while performing his own tracks and remixing crowd favorites live on stage. By triggering most all of his recorded synthesis with a six string or midi guitar OCT!V is ushering in a new era for performance oriented bass music.

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Detroit native OCT!V Brings the rock & roll arena show to the party by playing live guitar and midi guitar while performing his own tracks and remixing crowd favorites live on stage. By triggering most all of his recorded synthesis with a six string or midi guitar OCT!V is ushering in a new era for performance oriented bass music.

OCT!V has released singles coast to coast with California label Smashed Beatz and New York based Hood Famous Music and went on to release NOTHING TO HIDE which reached #45 on the Beatport Drum & Bass Charts which coincided with the release of a music video large scale commercial production with Onstar featuring his touch screen guitar and original music.

By pushing the limitations of technology for live performance and live recording capability OCT!V is leading the charge for a new breed of live electronic musicians and gaining new ground at warp speed.

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BLACK TUSK Tour Begins This Weeknd, Release EP Title

(Savannah, GA) – BLACK TUSK just completed recording their upcoming EP with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Tend No Wounds is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. 

The band is also getting ready to hit the road with Kvelertak and Cancer Bats. The tour supporting Kvlertak runs from April 22 in Detroit through May 25 in Raleigh.

BLACK TUSK latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full at this location and available for purchase via Relapse.com and iTunes.

Updated news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

TOUR DATES:
April 19 Athens, GA Caledonia Headlining
April 20 Louisville, KY Diamonds Pub Headlining

with Kvelertak
April 22 Detroit, MI Shelter
April 24 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
April 25 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
April 28 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
April 30 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
May 01 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 02 Boise, ID Venue
May 08 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
May 11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs)
May 12 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 13 Austin, TX Red 7
May 14 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
May 15 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 17 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
May 18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
May 20 Allston, MA Great Scott
May 21 Montreal, QC Les Katacombes *
May 22 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room *
May 23 Buffalo, NY Coffin House w/ Vitamin X
May 24 Huntington, WV V-Club
May 25 Raleigh, NC Poor House

 

ANCIIENTS Release New Album, Free Giveaway Single

Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS released their debut album Heart of Oak. The album is streaming here, and available on Ltd Ed. digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CD, Ltd Ed. double gate-fold LP, and digitally. Heart of Oak is available for purchase at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Additionally, the band are giving away an mp3 of the lead single, as heard on The Welding RoomRaise the Sun here.

The band is currently touring as part of the Death To All Tour and will join SKELETONWITCH for a trek that begins on May 26 in Albany, NY, and travel through the United States and Canada. ANCIIENTS have also been confirmed for this year’s installment of Scion Rock Fest. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

ANCIIENTS updates available through the Season of Mist website, ANCIIENTS website and Facebook page.

DEATH TO ALL Tour Dates
04/18/13 Detroit, MI@ St. Andrews Hall
04/19/13 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues Cleveland
04/20/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
04/21/13 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/23/13 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/24/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/25/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts w/ Believer
04/26/13 Silver Spring, MD@ The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
04/27/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/28/13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Tour Dates
5/15 Billings, MT @ Railyard
5/17 Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy’s Jukebox w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer

SKELETONWITCH Tour Dates
5/26 Albany, NY @ Bogies
5/27 Burlington, VT @ Nectars
5/28 Quebec City, QC @ Agitee
5/29 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe
5/30 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
6/1 Memphis, TN @ Scion Rock Fest
6/2 Toronto, ON @ Wreckroom
6/6 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
6/7 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
6/9 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
6/10 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
6/11 Victoria, BC @ V Lounge

 

VALIENT THORR To Release New Album, Tour Dates

Chapel Hill, North Carolina hard rock heavyweights VALIENT THORR will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album Our Own Masters on June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on VALIENT THORR’s singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.

VALIENT THORR in the studio (photos: G. Copeland)

Formed in 2000, VALIENT THORR plays loud, fast heavy music – influenced by both metal and punk – that draws creatively from touchstones such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and the MC5 (Motörhead might also be a point of reference here, though more in spirit than in sound). The band has a stranglehold on amped-up hard rock and stripped-down heavy metal, barnstorming stages across the world with its catchy, ass-kicking riffs, unmatched energy, fist-pumping anthems and hyper-agitated live show, led by front man and ringleader Valient Himself, whose highly entertaining, heady lyrics (the singer was once a college professor) become a call to arms for the band’s legions of devoted fans – nicknamed the “Thorriors” – that assemble in chapters and track the band from show to show, town to town. VALIENT THORR is a group that averages between 200 and 250 live shows a year, be it on stage as beloved headliners exposing the world to developing new acts (see Royal Thunder, Red Fang) or criss-crossing the globe as special guests of peers such as Mastodon, Motörhead and Misfits.

Our Own Masters is a triumphant display of crescendo-ing riffs, rousing vocals and canyon-wide grooves and a record set to remind the world why VALIENT THORR’s high voltage
concoction of rock, metal and punk and formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason. The record’s wild, extraterrestrial cover artwork (shown above) is taken from a 1975 painting by John Aylward, father of VALIENT THORR drummer Jason Aylward.

North Carolina Metal Band Readies First New Studio Album in Three Years; Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Track listing:

1.) Immaculate Consumption
2.) Master Collider
3.) Manipulation
4.) No Strings Attached
5.) Life Hands You Demons
6.) Torn Apart
7.) Cerberus
8.) Good News Bad News
9.) Insatiable
10.) Crowd Pleaser
11.) Nervous Energy
12.) Call Off the Dogs

In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED. The just-announced dates are as follows:

VALIENT THORR Our Own Masters U.S. Headlining Tour:
      with special guests Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed

     June 12     Charlotte, NC               Tremont Music Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 13     Richmond, VA              Kingdom  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 14     Baltimore, MD              Wind-Up  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 15     West Chester, PA         The Note  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 16     Boston, MA                  Great Scott
     June 17     New York, NY               The Studio at Webster Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 18     Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus
     June 19     Rochester, NY              Bugjar
     June 20     Columbus, OH              Ace Of Cups  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 21     Detroit, MI                    The Shelter
     June 22     Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s
     June 24     Minneapolis, MN           7th St Entry  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 25     Kansas City, MO           Riot Room  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 26     Tulsa, OK                     Downtown Lounge
     June 27     Dallas, TX                     Three Links  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 28     Houston, TX                  Fitzgerald’s  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 29     Austin, TX                     Red 7
     June 30     New Orleans, LA           Siberia
     July 1        Pensacola, FL              Vinyl Music Hall
     July 2        Gainesville, FL              High Dive  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 3        Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 4        Orlando, FL                   Will’s Pub
     July 5        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 6        Raleigh, NC                   King’s Barcade
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