Metal Blade Records Signs MONTE PITTMAN

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of MONTE PITTMAN, the guitarist known for his work with metal legends Prong and the illustrious pop-star Madonna. A release date for the new solo album will be announced shortly so be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com and MONTE PITTMAN’s website or Facebook page for updates.

Metal Blade Records founder and CEO comments;

“We are so happy to welcome Monte Pittman to the Metal Blade Family. He is a tried and true metalhead and has recorded a crushing album! Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen produced a devastating metal record with Monte and we could not be happier that we are working together on this!”

Guitarist and mastermind of the band, MONTE PITTMAN adds;

“I’m beyond excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all of the wonderful team at Metal Blade.

I can’t think of anyone I can put my faith and trust in more with my new album and where my career is headed. Metal Blade’s track record has stood the test of time. Brian has been responsible for a majority of bands that have influenced me and gotten me to where I am now.

It’s been a dream come true making this album with Flemming Rasmussen. Flemming is a Master at recording a band playing together and capturing the sound in the room of everything musically working together. After we finished tracking, the first person I wanted to play it for was Brian Slagel. Here we go!”

Fans in California have a chance to catch MONTE PITTMAN live as the he brings his acoustic show to Hotel Café in Hollywood and two stops on the Vans Warped Tour 2013 including Mountain View and Ventura (performing on the Acoustic Basement Stage).

Upcoming solo acoustic shows:
06/21 Hollywood, CA Hotel Cafe (on @ 8pm)
06/22 Mountain View, CA Warped Tour – Acoustic Basement Stage
06/23 Ventura, CA Warped Tour – Acoustic Basement Stage

About Monte Pittman:
Born and raised in Longview, TX, Monte Pittman made the decision at 24 to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional musician, and unfortunately having to leave his family, friends, and band Myra Mains behind. Upon arrival in LA, he made ends meet by working at a local music store. Realizing he was better at teaching than selling, he left to start providing guitar lessons.

As fate would have it, his third student would end up being British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who had just received a guitar from his then girlfriend, Madonna. Soon after, Monte was introduced to the iconic performer, and became her guitar teacher as well. A month later, Monte was invited to join Madonna on stage at the David Letterman Show to promote her album, Music.

Monte has since played guitar on all of Madonna’s live tours and albums, starting with the 2001 Drowned World Tour, and shares writing credits on some of her songs. Monte has also played guitar for the band Prong. He is credited with co-writing songs on Scorpio Rising and Power of the Damager to which he also added backing vocals and bass. He also played guitar on Prong’s live album 100% Live.

In November 2009, Monte released his debut acoustic solo album, The Deepest Dark. Almost a year after its release, a special bonus version of The Deepest Dark was released and immediately reached the No. 1 spot on the Best-Selling Acoustic Albums list at CD-Baby.com. It was also No. 9 in the Top 10 Best-Selling CDs for the Fall of 2010. In 2011, Monte launched a Kickstarter campaign for his second album, Pain, Love & Destiny. It raised a staggering $65,500, making him the top rock musician to raise the most money on the crowd-funding platform at that time. Monte met his initial goal of $5,000 in under 24 hours. It was released later that year and within its first week made it to No. 1 Rock Album, No. 1 Pop Album, and made it onto the Top 10 Albums chart on CD Baby. In addition, it cracked the iTunes Top 200.

Monte performed at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna and toured around the world on the MDNA Tour. He also performed at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards where he was given an award for Best Solo Artist in addition to being nominated in four other categories. Monte has also been honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. The Los Angeles Music Awards nominated him for Best Male Singer/Songwriter and Best Modern Rock Album for Pain, Love, & Destiny.

In November of last year, M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1 was released. It’s a stripped down acoustic EP marking the beginning of Monte and Flemming Rasmussen’s working relationship.

In 2013, Pittman, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass, went to Copenhagen to record the upcoming album with producer Flemming Rasmussen. This marks Monte’s return to heavy music.

Keep up with Monte Pittman at the following locations:
http://www.montepittman.com
http://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
http://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
http://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman
http://www.instagram.com/montepittman
http://montepittman.bandpage.com
http://myspace.com/montepittman

 

DAVEY SUICIDE, THE BUNNY THE BEAR, THE DEFILED Announce Summer Tour

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(UnHolywood, Killafornia) – After being named by Kerrang! as one of the “50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today” and among Alternative Press’s “100 Bands You Need to Know,” controversial industrial rocker Davey Suicide announced a phenomenally divergent line-up for his Hide Your Morals 2013 summer headline tour with special guests The Bunny The Bear & The Defiled.

Says Davey Suicide of the tour,

We’re stoked to be taking this show on the road. The circus is coming to town and we’re ready to kick everyone’s ass. Board ur windows, bring you wife and kids, and hide your morals.”

The Bunny The Bear will be touring in support their new Victory released album Stories.

After securing a Golden God for “Best British Newcomer” at last year’s Metal Hammer Awards, The Defiled will be making their way across the pond for their first ever US tour.

The Defiled also added,

We are over the fucking moon to announce we are gong to be embarking on our first ever US tour with Davey Suicide. After years of sweating it out in the UK and Europe we can’t wait to be able to take what we do to the States.

Hide Your Morals Tour Dates Admat

Tour Dates:

7/19 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

7/20 – El Paso, TX @ Texas Showdown Festival

7/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s

7/23 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

7/24 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

7/26 – St Petersburg, FL @ Local 662

7/27 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

7/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

7/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Note

7/31 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

8/1 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

8/2 – Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

8/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

8/4 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

8/6 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

8/7 – Butte, MT @ Park St Palace

8/9 – Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

8/13 – W. Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

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Advance tickets available here: http://daveysuicide.tumblr.com/TOUR

VIP package available for purchase here: http://daveysuicide.soundrink.com

Follow Davey Suicide: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

Follow The Bunny The Bear: Facebook | Twitter

Follow The Defiled: Facebook | Twitter

PSYCLON NINE Launch Kickstarte​r Campaign To Fund Album, Tour + More

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Hollywood, California – Controversial Industrial Metal band Psyclon Nine launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund production costs for their upcoming album, music video, and tour.

Kickstarter Campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2128428397/order-of-the-shadow-act-i-album-video-tour-product

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Fans that choose to contribute will be eligible for a chance at the following perks:

-Personal thank you email or Facebook message

-Personal autographed thank you letter

-Autographed copy of the upcoming album

-Appear in the liner notes of the upcoming album

-Extremely limited edition t-shirt

-Extremely limited edition hoodie

-Autographed drum cymbal

-30 minute Skype session

-Stage vest worn by Nero Bellum

-30 minute Skype guitar lesson

-Go out to eat with Nero Bellum in Hollywood, California

-Be an actor/actress in an upcoming Psyclon Nine music video

-Lip Service brand “tie up” style pants worn by Nero Bellum

-Personalized VIP Sound Pass good for every single show on the upcoming Psylcon Nine North American headline tour.

-Executive producer credit on an upcoming Psyclon Nine music video show & watch the filming in Los Angeles

-Nero Bellum’s LTD ESP guitar (in hard case)

-Fascist trench coat worn by Nero Bellum

-Custom made, hand painted “skirt flaps”

-Personal performance for up to 10 of your friends in Hollywood, California

Psyclon Nine are currently recording their 5th studio album entitled [Order of the Shadow : Act I] with Chris Vrenna  (Nine Inch Nails / Marilyn Manson / Tweaker) behind the mixing console.  The band has taken a turn from their traditional Dark Industrial Metal sound toward a more stripped down and raw, Rock-centric approach, while still maintaining the sonic elements that have always separated Psyclon Nine from the rest of the dark alternative culture.  Fans can look forward to the continued deliverance of their epic chorus riffs, eerie soundscapes and, of course, the multi-faceted voice of their infamous frontman Nero Bellum.

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Follow Psyclon Nine: Facebook | Twitter

REVOCATION Artwork, Tracklist and Album Release Date

REVOCATION confirmed an August 6 release date for their new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. Today, the band unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for the album.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass HERE.  Additionally, the clip features 10 seconds of new REVOCATION music. The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking and features 10 seconds of brand new REVOCATION material HERE.

REVOCATION will take part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19 in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20 in Portland, OR. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.

Updated news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Tracklisting:
1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb
7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center
8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard
8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store
8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

 

REVOCATION In-Studio Video, New Music Clip

Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION completed work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 Relapse Records release Chaos of Forms. This is the first full length album with bass player Brett Bamberger who joined the band in 2012 featured on the band’s last EP Teratogenesis released by Scion AV. The new album set for release this summer, with further details announced shortly.

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. The band premiered the first video in the series focusing on the drums and bass. Additionally this clip features ten seconds of new REVOCATION music. Check it out HERE.

REVOCATION are now on the road with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Ramming Speed. These dates run through May 3rd in Toronto.

REVOCATION will be taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others.  The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 16th in Denver, CO.  

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

***All dates with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Ramming speed***

April 30       Burlington, VT         Nectar’s

May 01         Middletown, NY         Sounds Asylum

May 02         Rochester, NY         Bug Jar

May 03        Toronto, ON         Opera House

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

July 19        San Francisco, CA     The Regency

July 20        Los Angeles, CA     House of Blues

July 21        Santa Ana, CA         The Observatory

July 24        Oklahoma City, OK     Diamond Ballroom

July 26        Dallas, TX          House of Blues

July 27        Houston, TX          House of Blues

July 29        Orlando, FL          House of Blues  (w/o Cattle Decapitation)

July 30        Atlanta, GA          The Masquerade

July 31        Knoxville, TN          Old City Courtyard

Aug 01        Myrtle Beach, SC     House of Blues

Aug 02        Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

Aug 03        Worcester, MA          The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)

Aug 04        Philadelphia, PA     The Trocadero

Aug 07        New York, NY         Best Buy Theater

Aug 08        Toronto, ON          The Sound Academy

Aug 09        Montreal, QC          Heavy MTL

Aug 10        Albany NY          Upstate Concert Hall

Aug 11        Detroit MI          Majestic Theatre

Aug 12        Chicago IL         House of Blues

Aug 13        Milwaukee, WI         The Rave

Aug 14        Minneapolis, MN     Station 4

Aug 16        Denver, CO          Ogden Theatre

*All grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors & overall illiteracy gratefully provided by Freeman Promotions.

 

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT Debut New Song

 

This year marks the ten year anniversary of the undeniably spine-crushing band MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT. While many have anticipated the apocalypse in 2012, MOTA has been accurately predicting and creating the soundtrack for such a disaster since 2003. There is perhaps no better way to celebrate such a milestone than by releasing a new face melting full-length record, and MOTA has never failed in that regard.

Available June 25th on Translation Loss Records – Pre-Orders Up Now

MOTA teamed up Pitchfork to premiere the first track from the band’s new album Dawning. The song entitled It Swarms can be heard HERE. Dawning is available for pre-order HERE.

In 2004 they released Time and Withering with great success and followed up with a split CD alongside another Dayton, OH based band, KENOMA. After releasing the critically acclaimed The Ties That Blind in 2006 and the beautifully devastating Quietly in 2008, the band underwent about a million member changes before releasing The Violence Beneath EP in 2010.

The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson. The band plans to celebrate its ‘most glorious birthday’ by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge-rock masterpiece. Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness. These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of The Violence Beneath. This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning. Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock ‘n roll spectacle.

In support of Dawning MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT will be touring this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit. The tour starts June 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through July 6th in Hollywood, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Check out www.mouthofthearchitect.com or www.translationloss.com for more information.

Dawning Tracklisting:
1. Lullabye
2. It Swarms
3. Sharpen Your Eyes
4. How Will This End
5. Patterns
6. The Other Son

MOTA Lineup:
Dave Mann – Drums
Evan Danielson – Bass
Steve Brooks – Guitar & Vocals
Kevin Schindel – Guitar & Vocals
Jason Watkins – Keyboards &Vocals

MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT on Tour with Intronaut and Scale the Summit:
6/5: Seattle, WA @ Highline
6/6: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
6/7: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
6/8: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
6/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Villae Inn
6/11: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
6/12: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/13: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/14: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
6/17: Montreal, QC @ II Motore
6/18: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
6/19: West Chester, PA @ The Note
6/20: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/21: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
6/22: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
6/23: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
6/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/25: Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/26: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
6/28: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s-Downstairs
6/29: Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/30: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/2: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
7/6: Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theater

 

PROSTHETIC RECORDS Updates

PRE-ORDERS: View All

 

UPDATES:

  • NEGATOR: Blackened death quintet’s new album Gates To The Pantheon streaming now at Terrorizer, out digitally next week… Read More
  • PROSTHETIC reissue LAMB OF GOD Vinyl for RECORD STORE DAY on 4/20; all proceeds go to Randy Blythe ‘Justice Now’ fund… Read More
  • SHINING launch remix competition for first single/video I Won’t Forget… Read More
  • NIACIN Krush the Billboard jazz charts; First ever jazz-charting release for Prosthetic Records….Read More
  • EYECONOCLAST streaming Drones of the Awakening album now… Read More

TOUR DATES:

AMBASSADOR GUN
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – Medusa
5/17 Appleton, WI – TBA
5/24 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest @ Former Sonar Compound
5/28 Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar

BILLY SHEEHAN (NIACIN)
5/13 Guitar Center West Los Angeles @ 6pm (10831 W Pico Blvd)
5/14 Guitar Center San Jose @ 6pm (3677 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara)
5/16 Guitar Center Reno @ 6pm (6663 S Virginia St)
5/17 Guitar Center Phoenix @ 6pm (8949 East Indian Blvd, Scottsdale)
5/19 Guitar Center Albuquerque @ 2pm (6001 Menaul Blvd NE)
5/20 Guitar Center Denver @ 6pm (9647 E County Line Rd, Englewood)
5/22 Guitar Center New York City @ 6pm (25 W 14th St, Manhattan)
5/23 Guitar Center Danbury @ 6pm (15 Backus Ave)

BLACK SEPTEMBER
5/18 Chicago, IL @ Rancho Huevos

CASTLE
4/24 Helsinki, FL – Club PRKL
4/27 Terneuzen, NL – Doom Fest
4/28 London, UK – Desertfest
5/30 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock
5/31 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
6/1 Las Vegas,NV – Cheyenne Saloon (Doom in June Festival)
6/2 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
6/3 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (w/ Gypsyhawk)
7/1 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe *
7/2 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21*
7/3 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater*
7/5 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s*
7/6 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*
7/7 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Scale The Summit)
# with The Atlas Moth & Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Scale The Summit

DEW-SCENTED
5/5-5/12 Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/07 Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25 Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26 Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27 Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3 Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air 2013

DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT
5/24 Dublin, UK – The Pint
5/25 London, UK – Birthdays #
5/26 Manchester, UK – Alter Ego #
5/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio #
5/28 Leeds, UK – The Library #
# with BOSSK

EVERYTHING WENT BLACK
4/28 Maplewood, MO – Encapsulated Studios

EYECONOCLAST
5/18 Bologna, IT – Caos Rock Club
5/31 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club
# with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth

HEAVEN’S CRY
5/07 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle #
5/08 Montreal, QC -Foufounes Electriques #
9/7/13 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – ProgPower USA
# with Pain of Salvation

HOLY GRAIL
4/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft *
4/23 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *
4/24 Mishawaka, IN – Wander Inn
4/25 Ashwaubenon, WI – Green Bay Distillery *
4/26 Fargo, ND – House of Rock *
4/27 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
5/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
^ with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste & Shadows Fall
* with Exodus

HOUR OF PENANCE
4/27 Jakarta, ID – Hammersonic Festival
7/04 Lustenau, AT- Culture Factory
7/05 Trutnov, CR – Obscene Extreme festival
7/06 Vienna, AT – Escape Metalfest

I EXIST
6/28 Southampton, UK – Unit *
6/29 Leeds, UK – Ghostfest *
6/30 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit*
7/1 Birmingham, UK – The Rainbow*
7/2 Bristol,UK – The Croft *
7/3 London, UK – 229 *
7/4 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo *
7/5 Ludenscheid, DE – Eigenart*
7/6 Salzburg, AT – United People Festival *
7/7 Karlsruhe, DE – Die Stadtmitte *
7/8 Paris, FR – TBA *
7/9 Marseille, FR – Le Molotov *
7/10 Bordeaux, FR – The Bootleg*
7/11 Nantes, FR – Le Floride *
7/12 Antwerp, BE – Antwerp Metal Festival
7/13 Aschaffenburg, DE – Katakombe *
7/14 Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia *
7/15 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang *
7/16 Orebro, SE – Kulturhuset *
7/17 Stockholm, SE – IOGT-huset *
7/18 Copenhagen, DK – KB 18 *
7/19 Lichtenstein, DE – JZ Riot *
7/20 Warsaw, PL – Radio Luxembourg *
7/21 Kosice, SL – Colloseum Club *
7/22 Budapest, HU – Durer Kert *
7/23 Wien, AT – Arena *
7/24 TBA
7/25 Munchen, DE – Free and Easy Festival
7/26 Rokycany, CR – Fluff Fest
7/27 As, BE – Vlamrock *
# w/ Black Breath
* w/ Harms Way & Twitching Tongues

LANDMINE MARATHON
7/3-7/7 Trutnov, CR – Obscene Extreme Festival

LAST CHANCE TO REASON
6/2 Keene, NH – The Railroad Club

MERCENARY
5/30-6/1 Geiselwind, Germany – Beastival

MUTILATION RITES
6/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (w/ Cannibal Corpse, etc.)
* with Black Breath & White Widows

NEGATOR
4/26 Zurich, CH – Alte Kaserne
5/4 Gera, DE – Klub Sachsischer Bahnhof
5/25 Hunxe, DE – Extremefest
9/6 Nauen, DE – XI Rock for Roots

NERO DI MARTE
4/24 Prato, IT – Controsenso
5/10 Fusignano, IT – Brainstorm Sound Empire

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS
4/27 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
* With Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless & Royal Thunder

RAMMING SPEED
4/26 Boston, MA – Democracy Center
4/27 Providence, RI – Funky Jungle
4/28 Bucksport, ME – The Kave ^
4/29 Brookyln, NY – Saint Vitus ^
4/30 Burlington, VT – Club Metronome ^
5/01 Middletown, NY – Sound Asylum ^
5/02 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar ^
5/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House ^
5/04 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
5/05 Buffalo, NY – TBA
5/06 Syracuse, NY – Badlands II
6/12 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall %
6/13 Richmond, VA – Kingdom %
6/14 Baltimore, MD – Wind-up %
6/15 West Chester, PA – The Note %
6/16 Boston, MA – Great Scott %
6/17 New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall %
6/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
6/19 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar %
6/20 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
6/21 Detroit, MI – The Shelter %
6/22 Chicago, IL – Reggies %
6/24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry %
6/25 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room %
6/26 Tulsa, OK – Downtown Lounge %
6/27 Dallas, TX – Three Links %
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s %
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7 %
6/30 New Orleans, LA – Siberia %
7/1 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall %
7/2 Gainesville, FL – High Dive %
7/3 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum %
7/4 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
7/5 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
7/6 Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade %
# with Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood
^ with Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood & Revocation
* with 3 Inches Of Blood
% with Valient Thorr & Gypsyhawk

SCALE THE SUMMIT
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w Castle)
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle

SEPTICFLESH
5/6 Cortemaggiore, IT – The Fillmore
5/7 Montepelier, FR – Secret Place
5/8 Madrid, SP – Caracol
5/9 Barcelona, SP – Salamandra 1
5/10 Geneva, CH – L’usine
5/11 Luynes, FR – Korigan
5/12 Colmar, FR – Grillen
5/13 Lyon, FR – CCO
5/14 Paris, FR – Glazmart
5/15 Rennes, FR – TBA
5/16 Vosselar, BE – Biebob
5/17 Cottbus, DE – Glad House
5/18 Warsaw, PL – Progresja
5/19 Wroclaw, PL – Firlej
5/20 Prague, CZ – Nova Chmelnice
5/21 Budapest, HU – TBA
5/22 Vienna, AT – Viper Room
5/23 Munich, DE – Backstage
5/24 Hunxe, DE – Extremefest
5/25 Winterthur, CH – Gaswerk
7/9 Athens, GR – Rockwave Festival
1/23/2014 – Miami, FL – 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise

SHINING
4/25 Tromsø, NO – Driv
4/26 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall
4/27 Trondheim, NO – Byscenen
5/3 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
5/15 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen

SKELETONWITCH
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 #
5/31 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
6/1 London, ON – Rum Runners
6/2 Toronto, ON – Wreckroom #
6/6 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo #
6/7 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos #
6/8 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metal Fest @ Dickens Pub
6/9 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
6/10 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
6/11 Victoria, BC – V Lounge #
6/12 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown #
# with Anciients

WITHERED
5/06 Newport, KY – Thompson House #
5/07 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub #
5/08 Nashville, TN – Exit-In #
5/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
5/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ^
5/11 Miami, FL – Churchills Pub^
5/12 Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar ^
5/13 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic #
5/14 Penscola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall #
5/15 New Orleans, LA – Hangar 13 #
# w/ Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood
^ w/ Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood & Abiotic

ZODIAC
4/22 Paris, FR – La Scene Bastille #
4/25 Madrid, ES – Caracol #
4/26 Barcelona, ES – Music Hall#
4/27 Bilbao, ES – Sonora #
4/28 Toulouse, FR – Les Saint Des Seines #
6/15 Sliedrecht, NL – Elektra’s Tuinfest
# with Spiritual Beggars

 

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Premiere New Track

Dutch death-dealers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have premiered the second new song new song from their  forthcoming Season of Mist album, TETRAGRAMMATON. The new song, titled Todesnacht von Stammheim is streaming via New Noise Magazine.

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT (TMDC) deliver destruction with their latest album TETRAGRAMMATON. A mighty assault of punishing riffs, vicious drum slaughter, and ridiculously brutal vocals, the album bears down on the listener like a tank from start to finish. TMDC prove their metal has more depth however with narration and ornamentation (synths, effects) straight out of vintage Hollywood action films. Rest assured, you’ve never heard brutal metal like this before. A full track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
1.) God Amongst Insects
2.) Human Wave Attack
3.) Drugs, Thugs, & Machetes
4.) Todesnacht von Stammheim
5.) S.A.D.M.
6.) Qasr Al-Nhaya
7.) Aslimu!!! All Slain Those Who Bring Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth

TETRAGRAMMATON is available for pre order at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Season of Mist website, the THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT website, and Facebook page.

All-Star Metallers Unite To Benefit The Boot Campaign

On April 24, an all-star cast of musicians will perform at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA as part of a benefit concert for the Boot Campaign and their support of our military veterans. In a rare appearance, these alternative rock stars will appear together, performing songs off the Battlefield of the Mind documentary soundtrack. The film releases digitally on the same day on Chill (www.chill.com/botm).

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*A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Boot Campaign*

Battlefield of the Mind, a film ArtistDirect calls, “the most powerful documentary of the decade,” is a full-length documentary that tells the raw and tragic details of what life is like as an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran today. Many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and among them are those whose lives have fallen apart and have become homeless as a result. Severe PTSD leaves these returning heroes on a downward spiral into their own personal hell. The documentary is available to stream and download at: http://chill.com/fran_strine/battlefield-of-the-mind

The musicians performing together for ONE NIGHT ONLY in support of the film and the cause include:

David Ellefson of MEGADETH
Troy McLawhorn of EVANESCENCE
– Sal G of STAIND
Pete Murray of LO-PRO
– Neil Godfrey of LO-PRO
– Headliners EYE EMPIRE, featuring Corey Lowery (STUCK MOJO /STEREOMUD /DARK NEW DAY) and B.C. Kochmit (SWITCHED) and Ryan Bennett (TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION) and military veteran Donald ‘DC’ Carpenter (SUBMERSED)

Event Details:
The event will open at 7:00pm with filmmaker and participant interaction, exclusive look at the documentary, and Q&A. At 8:30pm the doors will re-open for the all-star jam and performance from Eye Empire.

A taste of the music from the soundtrack can be found here. (The track is No Words Featuring Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson and Sal G.)

Tickets are $20 for full access, $15 for performance only.
To purchase tickets and RSVP visit: http://battlefieldofthemindlive.eventbrite.com/

VIP tickets (which include early access to soundcheck) are made available at www.chill.com/botm.

The Documentary:
Narrated by David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Co-produced by Aaron Lewis (STAIND), this documentary by Fran Strine takes on a tragic truth – that those men that put their lives on the line to defend our freedom have come home to a world plagued by PTSD and homelessness. 1 in 7 homeless adults are veterans and over ¼ of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness, physical illness and substance abuse at the same time.

These sad truths moved a concerned public to donate en masse to get the film made leading to a rousing KICKSTARTER success. The film raised 190% of its funding goal with the soundtrack raising 120% of its funding goal. The film is currently available on CHILL (chill.com/botm) and will see its official physical release along with its soundtrack on April 24.

“After engaging in conversations with these veterans living on the streets and hearing their stories, I knew this was the documentary I had to make and show that we, as citizens can make a difference,” – director/co-producer Fran Strine

The VA was approved $1.35 billion for the homeless in 2013 – a mere 0.035% of the $8.3 trillion US budget, says The White House Office of Management & Budget. Forbes adds that providing permanent housing for the chronic homeless would save taxpayers $3 billion.

The soundtrack for the film features members of many prominent rock bands. DC of EYE EMPIRE, a former soldier himself, said of his band’s involvement,

“I have always been sensitive to issues that face our troops Stateside & abroad. When our good friend Fran mentioned that he and Aaron were going to be making this film and that he would like for us to be involved with the music, we were very humbled.”

Vocalist, Pete Murray (previously of ULTRASPANK) called working with the likes of Ellefson and Mike Mushok of STAIND “an amazing experience.”

Murray continues, “Working with other musicians with different backgrounds and influences has been an incredible opportunity.”

In addition to his narration duties, MEGADETH’s David Ellefson contributed to the soundtrack.

“Lyrically these songs were inspired directly by the film and the people portrayed in it. In many ways, the Soundtrack continues the narrative of the film in music form. I am proud that the songs and people involved in making them took the subject matter to heart and used it as the springboard for our songwriting.” – David Ellefson

Composing score and soundtrack music was a labor of love for STAIND’s Mike Mushok. “In writing music to the film, I got to watch a scene and express how I feel about it by writing music to it,” explains Mushok.

“It was something that I really enjoyed doing and am happy with the way it ultimately turned out.”

Track listing:
1. War Isn’t Over Yet – Eye Empire
2. Give Me Life – LoPro
3. Tear It Down – Feat. Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
4. Wake of War – Feat. Troy McLawhorn, D.C., Mike Mushok, Corey Lowery & Mike Froedge
5. No Words – Feat. Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
6. Not Like You – Feat. Troy McLawhorn, Pete Murray & Mike Froedge
7. When – Life on planet 0
8. Witness – Viasava
9. Drop us in hell – Feat. Sal G & Joseph Dougherty
10. Awakening – When earth awakes
11. Wake up – Feat. Michael Benedetto & Keith Caro
12. Save me – Feat. Michael Benedetto & Keith Caro
13. Ask McFly – The Dreaded Marco
14. Hollow Destination – Otan Vargas

 

WHILE SHE WAITS Announces New Endorsement Deal

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Phoenix, AZ rockers WHILE SHE WAITS are pleased to announce their new endorsement deal with Warwick/Framus basses and guitars. Framus guitars and Warwick basses have been used by many artists and bands like Metallica, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, TRAPT, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and more.

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WHILE SHE WAITS official statement about the endorsement: “We are so excited to start playing the best guitars and basses on the planet. Getting an exclusive endorsement from Warwick/Framus is an amazing feeling. Having an industry leader believe in our music is unreal. We want to thank Chris at Warwick/Framus for teaming this great company and product up with us.”

“As artist relations manager for Warwick and Framus USA, we are thrilled to begin an endorsement relationship with WHILE SHE WAITS,” adds Warwick/Framus Artist Relations rep Christopher Kunitz.

“They are a great band, write awesome, catchy rock songs and stick out from the crowd by having a rip-roaring Southern-rock influence and an extremely high level of musicianship. Our guitars and basses are the best in the world and are played by some of the best musicians in the world. We are looking forward to a bright future with WHILE SHE WAITS and the exposure for the brand that they are sure to bring.”

This summer, WHILE SHE WAITS plans on hitting the road with fellow Warwick/Framus endorsed band Throw Logic. The band had some words to share about WHILE SHE WAITS’ endorsement as well.

“We are stoked to be heading out on the road this summer with our fellow Warwick/Framus guitar endorsed friends WHILE SHE WAITS. The earth rumbling sound of these Warwick bass guitars and legendary tones of the Framus guitars are unmatched. We at Throw Logic want to welcome WHILE SHE WAITS to the Warwick/Framus family.”

WHILE SHE WAITS is currently endorsed by KranK Amplifiers, Swiss Picks, Stiff Amplifications, Tsunami Cables and Buzz Technical.

The band is performing at more select shows in the Southwest U.S. this spring. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates:

3/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Soil
4/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Venue TBA
4/30 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go w/ Taproot

WHILE SHE WAITS recently announced their new record deal with Oklahoma City, OK based record label TMG Records and are working on new music to be released with the label later this year. WHILE SHE WAITS brings the influences of Volbeat, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Blackstone Cherry and more fused with their upbeat Southern-rock styles.

WHILE SHE WAITS:
James Cole- vocals
Tommy Gibbons– lead guitars, backing vocals
Timothy Rooen- rhythm guitars
Aaron Belk- drums, backing vocals
Blake Jordan- bass

For more information on WHILE SHE WAITS, visit www.whileshewaits.com