Here Comes GWAR B-Q!

  

Come celebrate GWAR‘s 30th year of conquest on this fucking shit-hole planet at the most ear-bursting, bone-crushing, mouth-watering, belly-bursting, beer-guzzling, nut-bustingest party of this or any summer! The date is set for the 6th Annual GWAR B-QSaturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). 

  

 

This amazing milestone in GWAR‘s torrid history – 30 fucking years! – demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14 through 16. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence!  

  

 Today, the official commercial for this year’s GWAR B-Q has been released. It can be found here http://youtu.be/14uWvkr0S-w

Watch it, worship your lords and masters GWAR, share it, then watch it again! 

In other GWAR news, your Lords and Masters will be travelling back in time to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the film Empire Records, in which they had a starring role.  GWAR will make an appearance during the anniversary Celebration in Brooklyn, NY April 8 – 10.  More details on GWAR‘s invasion of Brooklyn, NY can be seen HERE.

Finally March 23rd marked a sad anniversary in the GWAR family, as it was the one-year anniversary of founding member Dave Brockie’s (Oderus Urungus) final journey to Valhalla.  We celebrate him on this day as we celebrate and worship him every day.  Hail Oderus! 

 

For More Info Visit:

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http://www.metalblade.tv/tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net

KORPIKLAANI Tease & Tickle



KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new album NoitaMay 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast. Jan Yrlund, of Darkgrove Design, created the artwork.  Yrlund has created all the KORPIKLAANI artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another masterpiece.  

The band posted a trailer for the new album that gives insight on the recording process of their ninth studio album.  

View the trailer HERE.


Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first KORPIKLAANI album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula Perttula‘s joining the band has added another dimension in the band’s folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

 

Noita is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Recently KORPIKLAANI announced a co-headline tour in North America, with long time friends Ensiferum, with support coming from Trollfest.  The tour is set to kick off May 6th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through May 29th in New York, NY.  Additional dates will to be added to the end of April with Trollfest only.

 

KORPIKLAANI with Ensiferum and Trollfest:

5/6: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

5/7: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

5/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

5/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

5/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

5/12: Calgary, AB @ Republik

5/13: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

5/15: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

5/16: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

5/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

5/18: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

5/19: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

5/20: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

5/21: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

5/22: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

5/23: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

5/24: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

5/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater

5/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

5/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

5/29: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

 

Visit KORPIKLAANI online at http://www.korpiklaani.com 


 
 

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EYEHATEGOD Cancel Australia & Mexico Tour Dates

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On the heels of the recent cancellation of their Australian tour, EYEHATEGOD was regrettably forced to postpone their three-day run through Mexico as well.

In an official statement, the band notes: “We regret to have to cancel both our Australian and Mexican dates until further notice. Vocalist Mike IX Williams’ mental stability and health are major serious issues at this point, and we are very, very sorry for putting our fans and business partners in this miserable position. We feel horrible about these empty spaces in our schedule and will make up these tours as soon as possible. The cancellation of these tours is in no way any fault of the promoters or foreign booking agents. We hope our fans understand.”

Since part of the problem included long flights, EYEHATEGOD recently embarked upon two separate short runs of shows on the West and East coast, fully against doctor’s orders. These shows were found to be physically draining and a detriment, performance-wise, to Williams. Williams – who is currently dealing with exhaustion and chronic fatigue from a near nonstop tour schedule over the last five years — is resting, healing and catering to his health and will be ready to conquer Europe and the UK on tour this April.

Over two-and-a-half decades, EYEHATEGOD has helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Following well over a decade-and-a-half between studio albums, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with 2014’s EyeHateGod, their first for Housecore Records, the album placing the band in even higher regards with critics and fans abroad. An exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come, the chart topping album destroyed its way through the press, including dominating year-end lists everywhere, including the coveted #1 spot of Spin’s 20 Best Albums Of 2014, the #14 spot of Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums Of 2014, the #30 slot of Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2014, the #14 position on Wondering Sounds’ 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #8 on OC Weekly’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #2 on Exclaim’s Top Ten Metal And Hardcore Albums Of 2014 and countless others, proving that EYEHATEGOD continues to burn down everything in their path and remains one of the most important extreme music acts in the world.

Orders for EyeHateGod can be placed via Housecore Records HERE.

http://www.eyehategod.ee

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http://www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod
http://www.thehousecorerecords.com

Video Premieres from NAPALM artists MOONSPELL & THULCANDRA

MOONSPELL Premiere Video For “Extinct”

Portuguese Gothic Metal pioneers MOONSPELL first brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone albums including Irreligious and Night Eternal. Now with their eleventh studio album Extinct, the band has erected yet another monument in the realm of gothic music.
Extinct will be released March 17th in North America and is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore, and Amazon.

The video for the title track “Extinct” received its exclusive North American premiere. Check it our HERE.

In support of the album, MOONSPELL will be returning to North America at the end of April. The band is teaming up for a North American tour alongside Septicflesh and Deathstars. The tour starts April 24th in Mexico City, Mexico and runs through May 19th in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

The lyric video for the song “Breathe (Until We Are No More)” can be viewed HERE.

Check out the “Road to Extinction” teaser for the Bonus DVD that comes with the Mediabook and vinyl editions of the new album! Watch the brand new teaser here: http://youtu.be/433FXGsFNh4

MOONSPELL

4/24: Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador

4/25: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

4/26 Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

4/27: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace

4/28: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

4/30: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

5/2: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House

5/3: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

5/4: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

5/5: Spokane, WA @ The Pin

5/6: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

5/9: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

5/10: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

5/11: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

5/12: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

5/13: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

5/14: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona

5/15: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

5/16: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

5/17: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

5/18: Springfield, VA @ Empire

5/19: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

For More Info Visit:

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 THULCANDRA Premiere Video for “The Second Fall” 

After the successful album release of THULCANDRAs new album Ascension Lost the guys from Germany have now premiered a new music video for the track “The Second Fall.”

THULCANDRA front man Steffen Kummerer’s distinct voice, including his ominous screams, meshes flawlessly with darkly majestic riffs, atmospheric leads, and frantic percussion. Check out the video HERE.

Ascension Lost is available for purchase from the Napalm Records Webstore HERE.

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OBSCURA is back!

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Photo Credit: Sylwia Makris

Obscura Prepare First New Album in Four Years; Launch Digital Tab Book

Get The ‘Omnivium’ Guitar Tablature Book HERE

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their highly anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with long time producer V. Santura (Cosmogenesis, Omnivium). The album will see a late 2015 release via Relapse Records. Guitarist / vocalist Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming material:

“We are all pleased with the new material which pairs the songwriting, technicality and arrangements of our previous albums with the creative input of members Linus Klausenitzer, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser, while keeping our trademark prog riffing across the fusion and death metal landscape that makes Obscura sound unique. This album sees Obscura move a step further.”

While the band prepares the upcoming recordings, a digital tablature book of their critically acclaimed record Omnivium is available for pay-what-you-want download at the band’s website http://www.realmofobscura.com. The book contains 368 pages in total, including tabs for all lead and rhythm guitars, transcribed live versions of each solo and arrangements for two guitars plus liner notes for each song. It can be purchased directly here. The band has also uploaded a video featuring Steffen Kummerer showcasing his new custom RAN guitar.

More details on the band’s upcoming album will be announced shortly.

Obscura Tour Dates:

July 18 – Prog Stage Festival Israel
July 24 – Metal Days Open Air Tolmin, Slovenia

Watch Steffen Kummerer Discuss His Signature RAN Guitar HERE

A BREACH OF SILENCE Release Video Clip

A BREACH OF SILENCE released a new video clip for the song Blind, which is taken from their 2013 debut album Dead or Alive. The video consists of live footage and still photos taken of the band while on their recent Australian tours with Adept and Born of Osiris. The video clip may be viewed at this location.

A BREACH OF SILENCE are currently wrapping up final mixes and mastering of their sophomore album The Darkest Road. The band recorded at Acolyte Studios in Brisbane, Australia. Once again, they brought veteran Swedish producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, Opeth) to sit at the helm while recording the new material. The album is currently being mastered at Studio Fredman in Sweden and will be released sometime this Fall of 2014.

A BREACH OF SILENCE released their debut full-length album entitled Dead or Alive, in October of 2013 through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Bobaflex, Our Last Enemy). The album was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd, and the band just recently released their groundbreaking “first-person shooter music video” for the song Night Rider.

The band is known for their unique mix of modern metalcore and power-metal vocal breakdowns which many of their fans refer to as ‘Powercore’.

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A BREACH OF SILENCE:
Mat Cosgrove (guitar), Blair Layt (bass/vocals), Rhys Flannery (vocals), Kerrod Dablestein (guitar), and Andrew Cotterell (drums)

For more information on A BREACH OF SILENCE, please visit these websites:
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KING DIAMOND Tour Confirmed

King Diamond has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: the band will return to North America for a full tour this Fall! The tour will wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, and begins on October 11 in Atlanta, GA. A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the SHOWstubs.com fan club pre-sale, which begins today, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.


King Diamond will be joined on stage, of course, by long time band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Weed, Hal Pacino, and Matt Thompson. Additionally, North American fans will be bearing witness to the band’s full European festival stage show. These will be the most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history. A special guest supporting act for the tour will be announced at a later date.

KING DIAMOND
North American Tour 2014
10/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
10/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/17 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
10/22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/01 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores

KING DIAMOND
On tour in Europe this summer
25/07 Stockholm, SE Gröna Lund
28/07 Berlin, DE Huxleys Neue Welt
30/07 Tilburg, NL 013 Poppodium
01/08 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/08 Oulu, FI Jalometalli

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Bjorn Strid (SOILWORK) Featured On Upcoming THE NEOLOGIST Album

Bjorn “Speed” Strid from SOILWORK will be making a guest vocal appearance on the upcoming album from THE NEOLOGIST titled Coming Full Circle. Strid will be appearing on the song titled “Chasing the Sun”

Coming Full Circle will be THE NEOLOGIST’S 3rd full length studio album and is scheduled to be released in mid 2014.  Also on the album for a guest vocal appearance is Jon Howard from THREAT SIGNAL and Chris Clancy from MUTINY WITHIN.

The band has also released a teaser preview of the new album which can be heard HERE

Once the album is released, THE NEOLOGIST will be offering album digital copies for free as they have done with all of their previous releases.

www.facebook.com/theNeologist
www.theNeologist.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/theNeologistOfficial
www.theNeologist.net

 

MESHUGGAH Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, Sweden’s technically intoxicating extreme metal quintet MESHUGGAH, are returning to North America this summer to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance with festival appearances, Canadian dates, and clubs that will fill to capacity. Opening for them (on all but the two festival dates) will be North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me

MESHUGGAH aim to play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their entire discography & possibly include some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years.

Plan to take time off your busy gaming schedule. Reacquaint yourself with what the outside world looks like. Drive to one of the following places. Get teleported into another universe. Enjoy the sounds, the sights, and the weightlessness of your newfound euphoria. You’re welcome.

 

MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance tour dates
w/ Between the Buried and Me
06/06 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
06/07 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
06/09 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
06/11 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
06/13 Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
06/14 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
06/15 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
06/17 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
06/18 House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/19 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
06/20 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC – CANADA
06/21 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY 

Between The Buried And Me‘s ambitious concept album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence,” was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000’s. The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart, at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Additionally, the album landed at #18 on Guitar World Magazine‘s top 50 albums of 2012 list. 

The Parallax II: Future Sequence” can be purchased from the Metal Blade Records webshop & is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Between The Buried And Me videos:
“Astral Body” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbnY8EK4Ew
“Telos” performance demonstration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IMbQhPjahY
“BTBAM tour NASA JPL” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wGORDxtbE

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