BEHEMOTH Offer Vagueness & Unnecessary Hype

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BEHEMOTH: Revolver Magazine Unveils Exclusive Excerpts From Forthcoming Biography

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Next week, Metal Blade Records will unleash Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors. A definitive BEHEMOTH biography penned by Lukasz Dunaj, the stunning 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. In addition to the author’s narrative, the book includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former BEHEMOTH members as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more. In the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz (Polish poet, writer, occultist and longtime lyric co-writer): “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.

In advance of its release, today Revolver Magazine offers up an exclusive excerpt from the book where vocalist/guitarist Nergal recounts his early grade and high school years, his increasing interest in extreme music and his growing skepticism of Catholicism. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently damning stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long takeover continues to march its way across the country and will trample through nearly three-dozen cities upon its conclusion on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation. Reports The Dallas Observer of the band’s set, “BEHEMOTH’s credo is the power of the will, and it completely permeates their live show… On a starkly lit stage filled with cast-iron ritualistic symbols, vocalist and guitarist Nergal lurched around with the ease of a seasoned performer. He held the audience in his hand, and his performance alone made it plain why BEHEMOTH’s live show is so renowned.

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation [remaining dates]:
2/20/2015 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. Pre-orders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth where you’ll find a special bundle option which includes an exclusive shirt available ONLY with the pre-order.

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ALLEGAEON “Elements of the Infinite” Available Now

ALLEGAEON‘s new album “Elements of the Infinite” has been released today in North America on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for order in special bundle packages at http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon. It is also currently the #3 album on the iTunes Metal Chart!

Today the band has released a play-through video for the song “Dyson Sphere“. Get an exclusive look at the video HERE.

ALLEGAEON‘s video for the song “Our Cosmic Casket” can be streamed HERE. Their video for the song “1.618” can be viewed HERE.

In support of their new album “Elements of the InfiniteALLEGAEON will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of “The Artery Metal Tour”. The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.

To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade created a series of Lyric description/audio teasers for each song from “Elements of the Infinite.” Each brief segment features a clip of music from each song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. All of the segments are available via the band’s official facebook page and instagram account: facebook.com/allegaeon | instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

Elements of the Infinite” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero’s efforts here, along with the band’s new material, has led to ALLEGAEON‘s most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).

ALLEGAEON
Tour w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning:
08/05: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
08/06: Spring Lake Park, MN @ Pov
08/07: Peoria, IL @ Rail II
08/08: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
08/09: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
08/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory
08/11: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
08/12: Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock
08/13: Denver, CO @ Maruqis Theater
08/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
08/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
08/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
08/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
08/20: Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
08/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma-Sidestage
08/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
08/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
08/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
08/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (basement)
08/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
08/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
08/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

ALLEGAEON Lineup:
Ezra Haynes – Vocals
Michael Stancel – Guitar
Greg Burgess – Guitar
Corey Archuleta – Bass
Brandon Park – Drums

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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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IN SOLITUDE European Tour Dates

Critically-acclaimed Swedish metal act, In Solitude, have announced a series of shows through out the summer. Shows will include appearances at Hellfest, Graspop, Metaldays, and more. The entire list of dates can be seen below. The band is touring in support of their latest album, “Sister,” and is looking forward to spreading darkness over Europe!

IN SOLITUDE
26/04/14 PT – Barroselas – SWR Barrolelas Festival
27/04/14 ES – Madrid – Copernico
28/04/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzamatazz 3
01/05/14 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon Festival
23/05/14 SE – Kristianstad – Biljardkompaniet
24/05/14 SE – Örebro – Metallsvenskan
13/05/14 DE – Weismain – Legacy Open Air
20/06/14 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
21/06/14 NO – Halden – Tons Of Rock
28/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop
17/07/14 LT – Anyksciai – Devilstone Open Air
20/07/14 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays

In related news Metal Blade re-issued “The World. The Flesh. The Devil,” the predecessor of “Sister,”on vinyl. This vinyl re-issue comes in two different and strictly limited and numbered versions: clear/black marbled (250 pieces) and red/black marbled (250 pieces). Both versions include a poster with an image different to the originally added poster. Order your copies now at EMP at THIS location or through our ebay-store from THIS link.

Check out the video for “To Her Darkness” taken from “The World. The Flesh. The Devil” at https://www.youtube.com/user/InSolitudeofficial

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announce Additional Tour Dates

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) previously announced that they will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on their way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29, fans will see BTBAM make their way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support.

Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

BTBAM‘s lineup is rounded out by vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Warring, along with drummer Blake Richardson. The 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.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ Trioscapes
05/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
06/01 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA House of Blues
MESHUGGAH – 25 Years of Deviance
06/06  Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note *no Meshuggah
06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater *no Meshuggah
06/14 Sauget, IL Pop’s
06/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
06/20  Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *no Meshuggah

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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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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GWAR Release Video Statement

GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of our dear friend Dave Brockie.  Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world.  With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation

Photo: Katherine Leatherwood

 

 A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans can be viewed HERE and below.

The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts.  It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.  The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”

GWAR VIDEO MESSAGE

 

Donations can be made to The Dave Brockie Foundation at http://www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-foundation 

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