SPREAD THE METAL FESTIVAL Line-Up Announced

amr_logo_smal_570This September 7 and 8, Spread the Metal Records will host the annual Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON.

The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist.

Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal and Sanktuary.
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec!

Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spread-the-metal-festival-2013/x/2699098

BANDS, VENUE, and other DETAILS to be announced soon!!!

For more info, please visit these links:

2 Day Festival Pass Available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311 (Individual day passes on sale June 1st)

Festibal Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheMetalFestival

Toronto Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/

Halifax Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

Kiva – www.kiva.org

PIG DESTROYER Streaming Exclusive Flexi Track

The undisputed kings of Grind, PIG DESTROYER, recently took part in the Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Anniversary Show. At this show, a limited edition PIG DESTROYER Flexi was given to all fans attending the event.  The Flexi features three exclusive live PIG DESTROYER songs. Although the Flexi cannot be purchased Decibel Magazine is giving fans the opportunity to check out the tracks on their “Deciblog.” Listen to the stream HERE.

PIG DESTROYER will be heading over to Europe for select headline and festival dates.  A complete list can be found below.

Additionally they will be taking part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23 – 26. The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17 with GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more.

The band was just confirmed for the Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC, where they will perform with label-mates ASG and Inter Arma. The Fest runs September 5 – September 9.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass & Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. The 19 track album features a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.  

PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom

5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest

5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI

6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

9/5 – 9/7: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…

*Some grammatical, punctual & overall literacy applied to this pathetic display of journalism from FREEMAN.

 

Free Scion A/V EP Featuring VEKTOR

Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming today releases a special two track, 15 minute EP featuring the scintillating sounds of Philadelphia sci-fi thrash metal band VEKTOR. Recorded this past January at The Glass House in Pomona, California as part of the Scion-presented Earache Records label showcase (that also featured Oceano, Bonded By Blood and White Wizzard), the free EP features VEKTOR performing the mind-obliterating tracks Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds. The EP is available as a free download now at ScionAV.com.

“Earache has introduced metal fans to many great bands over the years,” comments Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotion for Scion.

“Vektor is a band that creates metal for fans of metal. We’re happy to work with them on this release.”

VEKTOR formed in 2002 in Tempe, Arizona and quickly established a name for itself by embracing heavy metal’s past while carving out an original niche; combining thrash with elements of black metal and progressive rock. The band’s labyrinthine songs question reality and existence while at the same time portraying the future as a dystopian wasteland destroyed by greed, power, corruption and control. Weird time signatures, banshee wails, eerie jazzy passages, over the top soloing and frontman David DiSanto’s banshee calls intertwine into cohesive, atom-smashing assaults that move from intricate progressive playing to breakneck thrashing in the blink of an eye. With vicious musicianship, complex composition and futuristic sci-fi themes, VEKTOR recalls the glory days of Voivod, Watchtower and Coroner as its herculean sound challenges the parameters of modern heavy metal.

VEKTOR EP tracklist:

1.) Cosmic Cortex (9:40)
2.) Tetrastructural Minds (5:27)

Earache Records was founded in 1987 by Digby “Dig” Pearson. The seminal UK label has launched the careers of many acts now widely considered pioneers of extreme metal including Napalm Death, Carcass, At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Cathedral, Bolt Thrower, Godflesh and Entombed and had a heavy hand in exposing underground music fans to the realms of death metal and grindcore music. Earache is currently celebrating more then two decades of bringing extreme music to the masses.

Check out all of the exclusive new premieres from Scion A/V and Earache Records:

– Decibel: Scion A/V chats with VEKTOR (see HERE).

– Lambgoat: OCEANO discusses being banned from venues, why they’ve had more than 20 members, and what it takes to be a full-time band (see HERE).

Metal Injection: Free Song VEKTOR Tetrastructural Minds (click HERE)

– Metal Insider: Free Song VEKTOR Cosmic Cortex (click HERE)

About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.

 

TWR TOUR DATES Page Dissolving

A quick heads-up for all TWR.com viewers:

We will be letting the TOUR DATES page fade away over the course of the next few months. Perhaps at some point a tour posters page may surface but for the time being, type the band you’re interested in “SEARCH” to track down live dates. All posts related to your “SEARCH” topic pop up.

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS Official Release Party

Adrenaline PR

Thursday, April 18, 2013
@ Idle Hands Bar
25 Ave. B – Downstairs
New York City, NY
7:00 – 9:00 PM

For more information on THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS and it’s author’s NYC music scene veterans HOWIE ABRAMS & SACHA JENKINS please see below:

Drink specials all night (plus some free ones) & books will be on sale!

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is out now! Pick up the book at your nearest major book retailer or online at Amazon.com.

Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book also features dozens of never -before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo. The book also features numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), and more.

You can learn more about THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.

MUTILATION RITES Added To DEATH ON THE FINE Fest

Cincinnati, Ohio should be on the lookout, as the acclaimed New York “filthy black metal” quartet MUTILATION RITES will be performing as part of the second annual “Death on the Vine” festival alongside Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Origin and several more. The show will serve as the local stop of this year’s Decibel Magazine tour, set to take place at Bogart’s on June 8, shortly after the band completes their current headlining U.S. run with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma.

The band collectively commented on the festival stating, “We are all excited to share the stage with such a legendary lineup.”

Tickets for the festival are available now HERE.

MUTILATION RITES are currently terrorizing the U.S. with “garagey murk and filthy grandeur” (Chicago Reader) on a headlining jaunt that recently saw them perform several times at Austin’s well-known South By Southwest festival. In addition to “Death on the Vine,” the group will also perform at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in the coming weeks. The band continues to support their debut 2012 full-length, Empyrean, which appeared on several “year-end” and “best of” lists. Empyrean is currently available on CD and 180-gram black vinyl through the Prosthetic webstore HERE. You can also download the digital version on Amazon MP3iTunes or pick up a copy of at one of MUTILATION RITES live shows (dates on TOUR DATES page).

 

I EXIST Announce European Tour Dates

 

Australian hardcore act I EXIST confirmed a European tour this summer supporting Chicago’s Harms Way and L.A.-based Twitching Tongues. The month-long tour starts in Southampton, UK on June 28; full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page.

The band’s vocalist and guitarist Aaron Osborne commented as follows: “Europe/UK! We are stoked to announce we are coming to your side of the world. Come hang out, we’ll bring the riffs and kangaroos, you bring the beer. Brutal! See you soon!”

I EXIST, also gearing up to support Black Breath in their home country, are continuing to support their 2012 Lost Shepherd/Prosthetic release, II: The Broken Passage.

To hear I EXIST, send your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS to The Welding Room radio program.

 

CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT 2013

The 4th annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT, “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music”, will take place this year from Thursday June 13 at 6:00pm – Saturday June 15 at 6:00pm at Laney College, located at 300 Fallon Street in Oakland, CA. The summit is sponsored by Music Connection, Comcast, SESAC, SonicBids, Reverb Nation, and Vivid Concepts.

CMIS is an intensive 3-day artist showcase and 2-day music business convention with panels, workshops, and exhibits. Independent artists from all backgrounds, genres and parts of the country will be given a chance to not only let their music and voices be heard but to take advantage of an amazing opportunity for music education and the chance to learn, network, grow and shine.

CMIS is where creative people connect and cultivate professional relationships that can last a lifetime!

If you are a musician, have a music industry related business or want to get into the business, you can register to attend this event.

Register for the conference by going to: www.showclix.com/event/cmis2013 or by phone Monday thru Friday 9am-9pm EST at 888-718-4253.

Registration after February 25, 2013 …………………….. $159
Registration after June 12, 2013 ………………………….. $199

NOTE: No refunds are given. However, you can transfer your registration to another person.

To learn more about what registered attendees receive, including hotel discounts, promotional goodies and more, visit the CMIS REGISTRATION page at this link.

TraMaí Entertainment is hosting CMIS with multiple days of music business panels, informative workshops, showcases, Beats & Tracks Lounge, One-on-One Mentoring, Intensive Demo Listening Sessions, Music Video Previews, Vocal Critique, exhibits, and more special features to be announced.

This year’s speakers will include keynote speaker George C. Fraser of Fraser Net Inc., as well as Anita Wilson Pringle and Chris Pringle of CM3, Mike Varney of Magna Carta Records, Kenny Wardell of BAM Magazine/BAM TV and more. See more about the speakers at the SPEAKERS page at this link.

The 2013 summit schedule and additional speakers will be announced soon.

CMIS is an opportunity for professional development and education on the newest trends in the today’s music industry for emerging artists and music industry professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience three days of artist showcases and two activity-filled days of music business panels, workshops and one-on-one mentoring, all lead by top experts in the music industry and exhibitors. At CMIS, you have the opportunity to meet and learn from music producers, music supervisors, managers, agents, promoters, talent buyers, publicists, publishers, studio engineers, radio station executives, attorneys, songwriters, recording artists, CD manufacturers, distributors, radio, record label representatives, and so many more.

As mentioned above, CMIS includes artist performance showcases too. This year’s performers include Canto, Acoustic Minds, G2, Kwanza Jones, Mr. P Chill, Trapdoor Social and more. These showcases produce an electrifying and important platform for artists/bands. Performing at the CMIS annual conference and networking with other music groups, music industry professionals and music admirers in this unique conference setting can be essential to careers. Most of the showcases are open to the public. Showcases are usually 30-40 minute sets of original music. Registration to perform in a showcase is now closed. To learn more about artist showcases and the confirmed performances, visit the ARTIST SHOWCASE page at this link.

For information and applications regarding marketing/sponsorship opportunities, please visit the SPONSORSHIP page at this link.

For more information or to contact CMIS, visit www.tramaientertainment.com or email info@tramaientertainment.com. To volunteer at the summit, email volunteer@californiamusicindustrysummit.com.

About TraMaí Entertainment:
TraMaí Entertainment is a company that specializes in artist management, artist development, production, and promotion, including educational seminars such as California Music Industry Summit.

 

HOUR OF PENANCE Tour Recap Video, European Winter Dates

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE will continue to spread their blasphemous verses throughout Europe in the coming weeks whilst touring with brutal legends Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver and The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour kicks off in Finland in just over two weeks and reachs its final destination of Glasgow, UK one month later.

HOUR OF PENANCE are no strangers to two of the three groups with whom they’ll be performing, having toured America with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring before supporting Cannibal Corpse on a fall U.S. tour. A five-minute video recap of the latter tour – featuring Misery Index – can be seen below.

HOUR OF PENANCE’s “technically precise and sonically crushing” (Terrorizer) 2012 Prosthetic debut Sedition is currently on sale for only $5 on AMAZON MP3 HERE.

See HOUR OF PENANCE live:
2/9              Oulu, FI – Teatrie Oulu #
2/10            Tampere, FI – Pakkahuone #
2/11            Helsinki, FI – Nosturi #
2/13            Stockholm, SE – Gota Kallare #
2/14            Gothenburg, SE – Brewhouse #
2/15            Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio #
2/16            Copenhagen, DK – Train #
2/17            Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan #
2/19            Tilburg, NL – O13 #
2/20            Cologne, DE – Essigfabrik #
2/21            Karlsruhe, DE – Substage #
2/23            Antwerp, BE – Trix #
2/24            Paris, FR – Le Bataclan #
2/26            Milan, IT – Alcatraz #
2/27            Lausanne, CH – Les Docks #
2/28            Zurich, CH – Komplex 457 #
3/1              Chemnitz, DE – Sudbahnhof #
3/2              Ostrava, CZ – Garage Club #
3/3              Berlin, DE – Columbia Club #
3/5              Munich, DE – Backstage #
3/6              Saarbrucken, DE – Garage #
3/7              London, UK – Forum #
3/8              Nottingham, UK – Rock City #
3/9              Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz #
3/10            Glasgow, UK – ABC #
# with Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder

HOUR OF PENANCE U.S. Torture Tour 2012

 

 

ANCIENT VVISDOM To Support ROYAL THUNDER

 

Acoustic dark rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM confirmed a two-week tour alongside Royal Thunder, directly following their trek with Enslaved on the Winter Rite tour.

ANCIENT VVISDOM will also perform acoustically at select record stores along the tour trail.

The new album Deathlike, scheduled for release on Feb. 5, is currently available for pre-order on CD or LP HERE. The album, a follow-up to their 2011 critically acclaimed debut A Godlike Inferno, was once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz (Jet, The Darkness, …Trail Of Dead), along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control whilst being recorded at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, TX. The title track is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

ANCIENT VVISDOM last toured the U.S. alongside Ghost and have also played shows with Swans, Wino and Scott Kelly in addition to appearing at SXSW, where they performed alongside EyeHateGod and Pentagram. The band has also played such prominent overseas festivals as Roadburn and Inferno and has even performed live on BBC Radio 1.

ANCIENT VVISDOM live:
1/30        Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
1/31        Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
2/1          Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre #
2/2          Detroit, MI –  The Magic Stick #
2/3          Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
2/4          Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
2/6          Littleton, CO – Angelo’s CD’s (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/6          Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8          Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/9          San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10        Portland, OR – Music Millennium (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/10        Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11        Seattle, WA – Silver Platters (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/11        Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12        Vancouver, BC – Scrape Records (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/12        Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14        Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15        Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16        Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17        Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19        Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20        Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21        Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22        New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
2/23        New Haven,CT – Cafe Nine *
2/25        Burlington, VT – Nectars *
2/26        Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *
2/27        Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live *
3/1          Columbus, OH – Kobo Live *
3/2          Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
3/3          Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival *
3/4          Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
3/6          Madison, WI – Frequency *
3/8          Dekalb, IL – House Cafe *
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder
* with Royal Thunder