“We are excited to continue our pursuit of world domination,” comments Dischordia guitarist Keeno, struggling to maintain a straight face.“Haha, yeah… cliches aside, it’s always great to take advantage of the summer months and burn some rubber visiting old and new fans across the country. There is metal to be shared!”
Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this fall. For the first time, the band will be performing The Parallax, both parts I and II, in their entirety. Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13 in North Carolina and will wind its way across the US and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25.
Tickets are on sale now exclusively through SHOWstubs.com. Additionally, VIP packages are being offered. Fans have their choice of a general admission ticket, or deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive shirt, necklace, button pack, poster, loaded flash drive, or a flexi disc with the live version of Astral Body. And of course, bundles are available while supplies last! Additional general admission tickets are on sale now through local outlets.
Between The Buried And Me’s ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, released in October of 2012, was the North Carolina-based band’s highest Billboard chart position of their career at #22 on the Top 200. The album also peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, as well as earning accolades from Guitar World Magazine and claiming the #18 spot on the publication’s list of top 50 albums of 2012.
“Between the Buried and Me Continue to dominate progressive metal with Parallax II: Future Sequence, expanding on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor” – Alternative Press
“The Parallax II: Future Sequence offers more substance than most bands put forth in entire careers” – Decibel Magazine
“Between The Buried And Me’s music is a beautiful thing, an amazing thing, and a very complicated thing, nowhere more so than on the new album. You stand there dumbfounded at the technical wizardry of it all, wondering how in hell they manage to assemble these devilishly difficult puzzles” – DRUM! Magazine
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
w/ The Faceless, The Contortionist, The Safety Fire
09/13 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
09/14 Knoxville, TN NV
09/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
09/16 Jacksonville, FL Brewster’s Roc Bar
09/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
09/19 Houston, TX House of Blues
09/20 Austin, TX The Mohawk
09/21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
09/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Murray Theater
09/26 Mesa, AZ The Nile
09/27 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
09/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
09/29 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
09/30 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/01 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/07 Calgary, AB The Republik
10/08 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/09 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre
10/11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/12 Chicago, IL Metro
10/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
10/14 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
10/16 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
10/23 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
10/24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
10/25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
CATTLE DECAPITATION will be releasing a 7″ single this summer! Your Disposal features the B-side, An Exposition of Insides, which was previously available only as a Japanese bonus track on the band’s most recent album, Monolith of Inhumanity. The single is available (both black and clear vinyl) for order on-line on indiemerchstore.com for $5.50, as well as in a bundle with a t-shirt for $18.99. Pick up your copy of the single HERE, and check out the t-shirt bundle HERE. Fans attending this year’s The Summer Slaughter Tour can grab their copy at the band’s merch booth throughout the tour.
Vocalist Travis Ryan comments:
“We noticed a lot of people were dismayed to find out there was a track available out there on a Japanese version of Monolith of Inhumanity that nobody outside of Japan had ever heard before. When it hit YouTube, that’s when we started getting emails from fans. We noticed the lyrics weren’t inside that version or available anywhere at all so that gave us the idea of throwing it on a b-side and releasing a 7″ vinyl single for Your Disposal with the song An Exposition of Insides! We feel that Monolith is the mother of all of our releases so far and I thought it’d be funny to make it look like she just squirted out a baby and that’s what this little guy looks like. Just in time for Summer Slaughter!”
The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and anticipated line-up yet. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th. It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.
The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder
07/19 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballrom
07/20 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
07/21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory / Constellation Room
07/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
07/25 Austin, TX The Scoot Inn
07/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/28 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall **Off date w/ Aeon, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Revocation**
07/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/31 Knoxville, TN NV
08/01 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
08/02 Silver Springs, MD The Filmore Silver Springs
08/03 Worcester, MA The Palladium **no Norma Jean **w/ special guests Unearth
08/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
08/07 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
08/08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
08/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
08/10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
08/11 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
08/12 Chicago, IL House of Blues
08/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/14 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
08/16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
08/18 Caldwell, ID The Venue **off date w/ Revocation, Aeon, Thy Art Is Murder, Dark Sermon
08/19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
08/20 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
- THE OCEAN Prepares For Summer Slaughter (theweldingroom.com)
- REVOCATION Premiere First Song From Upcoming Album (theweldingroom.com)
- REVOCATION Artwork, Tracklist and Album Release Date (theweldingroom.com)
Vocalist Mark Hunter weighs in:
“We are pumped to present the first official video for our new album Crown of Phantoms. Directed by Cleveland native Patrick Finegan, No Mercy is a ferocious, twisted, cerebral ride through hell and back. Enjoy the trip!”
CHIMAIRA announced the CROWN OF PHANTOMS tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.
1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That’s Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death
CHIMAIRA will release Crown Of Phantoms on July 30. With critical accolades already starting to compile, this is set to be some of the band’s best material to date.
“Tracks like No Mercy, Plastic Wonderland and Spineless are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic I Hate Everyone flavor we’ve all grown to love” – REVOLVER MAGAZINE
The band recently posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their new album. CHIMAIRA also made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they more than doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo.
For more than a decade, Chimaira has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. In 2013, Chimaira continues to direct the masses & define a dark future with their new album, Crown of Phantoms.
Make no mistake; a monster has come in from the darkness to feed. Awakened, haunted, pissed-off, and above all, completely aware. You have no choice but to allow Chimaira to transcend your expectations yet again.
7/26/13 Springfield, VA
7/27/13 Spartanburg, SC
7/28/13 Orlando, FL
7/29/13 Jacksonville, FL
7/31/13 Houston, TX
8/1/13 Dallas, TX
8/2/13 Lubbock, TX
8/3/13 Albuquerque, NM
8/4/13 Tempe, AZ
8/6/13 San Diego, CA
House Of Blues
8/7/13 Santa Ana, CA
8/8/13 Hollywood, CA
8/9/13 Santa Cruz, CA
8/10/13 Portland, OR
8/11/13 Seattle, WA
8/13/13 CO Springs, CO
8/14/13 Denver, CO
8/15/13 Des Moines, IA
8/16/13 Chicago, IL
8/17/13 Columbus, OH
8/18/13 Grand Rapids, MI
8/20/13 Philadelphia, PA
Theater Of The Living Arts
8/21/13 New York, NY
8/22/13 Boston, MA
8/23/13 Toronto, ON
Montage Music Hall
8/25/13 Cleveland, OH
CHIMAIRA is: Mark Hunter (vocals), Austin D’Amond (drums), Sean Zatorsky (keyboards), Emil Werstler (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass) and Matt Szlachta (guitar).
- CHIMAIRA Announce Headlining Tour (theweldingroom.com)
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.
Get an exclusive first listen to the track, Sharpen Your Axes HERE.
The song How Will This End is streaming HERE.
The song It Swarms is streaming HERE.
Dawning is available for pre-order HERE.
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.
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT will be touring in support of Dawning this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit.
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT with Intronaut/Scale the Summit:
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
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – INTV
Listen while you flip through the ass-ton of NEW! photos from the 4/26/13 Philly show.
A quick heads-up for all TWR.com viewers:
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- AMORPHIS New Album, Single on TWR Radio Now! (theweldingroom.com)
- SVARTSYN Debut New Track, Hear On TWR RADIO Today (theweldingroom.com)
- CATTLE DECAPITATION Confirm Australian Tour (theweldingroom.com)
- New CHURCH OF MISERY Album in June (theweldingroom.com)
Mutant Overlords GWAR will be taking over the airwaves of AXS TV to bring to you the human scum a live broadcast transmission from their performance tonight. GWAR “Fate or Chaos Tour 2013” will be aired live on AXS TV on April 17 at The Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. The broadcast will air at 12:00 AM EST/ 9:00 PM PST. AXS TV is available on: DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106, and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information including Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Suddenlink and others please visit: www.axs.tv/subscribe.
There will be contests and giveaways on the GWAR tab of the AXS TV website at Facebook.com/AXSTVConcerts. Fans are also encouraged to use the hash tag #axsGWAR to participate on Twitter.
Quoteth the warty one, Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR:
“The Fate or Chaos show is the most spectacular show we have done since the one we did before this one, and that one was awesome, even though I can’t remember what it was. Now GWAR’s struggle against your angry God is to be broadcast live by AXS TV and preserverd for all eternity, an undying testimony to the undimmed majesty of the world’s most outrageous rock and roll band…the mighty GWAR!”
This show is part of the second leg of the “Fate or Chaos” tour which features support of Warbeast and Wilson. A complete list of dates can be found below.
August will see the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, the group’s annual outdoor music and meat-fest which is getting more massive every year. The new album’s release follows soon after, and then the band will embark on a mega-huge world tour that will continue well into 2014. Sounds like business as usual for the hardest working band in show biz.
AXS TV airs more live concerts and music events than any other network. It’s commitment to music has been showcased with live programming that includes Lamb of God, Seether, Dee Snider Rock and Roll Roast, Golden Gods, The Darkness, Sebastian Bach plus Zakk Wydle, Incubus and Linkin Park.
GWAR Fate Or Chaos Tour w/ Warbeast and Wilson
4/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre (Tickets)
4/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge (Tickets)
4/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (Tickets)
4/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom (Tickets)
4/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room (Tickets)
4/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works (Tickets)
4/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar (Tickets)
4/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater (Tickets)
4/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live (Tickets)
- GWAR Hosting Spring Tour Kick-Off Bash (theweldingroom.com)
- CASEY ORR (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) To Fill-In On WARBEAST Tour (theweldingroom.com)
- WARBEAST Comment On GWAR Tour, New Album (theweldingroom.com)
- GWAR’s DAVE BROCKIE Opens Print Art Webstore (theweldingroom.com)
- WILSON Ready For GWAR, WARBEAST Tour (theweldingroom.com)
- WARBEAST Premiere New Track (theweldingroom.com)
- 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Details Confirmed (theweldingroom.com)
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.
1.) God Amongst Insects
2.) Human Wave Attack
3.) Drugs, Thugs, & Machetes
4.) Todesnacht von Stammheim
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.
Trenton, New Jersey metalcore mainstays BEYOND DISHONOR released a music video for their first single, Heisenberg via their official YouTube channel. Watch here – http://youtu.be/BLRfAGgK23Y. Any fan of the hit television drama Breaking Bad will immediately recognize that Heisenberg is a tribute to the popular show— complete with yellow meth lab suits, greasy cigar-smoking drug kingpins, shady factory laboratories galore and more. Heisenberg is cut from the band’s upcoming EP Generations, set to drop in June 2013.
“It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre,” states lead vocalist Reese Dunlap.
“That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”
Breaking free of the norm is exactly what BEYOND DISHONOR plans to do with their new EP Generations, which boasts production credits from acclaimed producer Andreas Magnusson, known for his work with The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom, This or The Apocalypse and more. The five-piece combines eclectic styles and ranging influences to create music that is devastatingly heavy and aggressive enough for the most hardcore of fans, yet rhythmic and groovy enough to be accessible to those on the fringe.
“The music lands on the good side of the contemporary metalcore/deathcore spectrum, for fans of early Born of Osiris (sans keyboards) or Within the Ruins” – Heavyblogisheavy.com
Drawing inspiration from pop culture, primarily in the form of movies, television and gaming, is one of countless ways BEYOND DISHONOR has garnered fans in the local and national metal scene since they formed in late 2006. Their 2011 full-length, Travesty, is a well-received concept album drawing from band favorites Se7en, Ghostbusters and Full Metal Jacket. In similar fashion, Generations features pop culture references evident in song titles like ED209 vs. The Staircase (RoboCop) and What Clayton Bigsby Doesn’t Know (Chappelle’s Show).
In the state of New Jersey and even nationally, BEYOND DISHONOR asserts one of the strongest DIY success stories in a very challenging genre. The band churns out a staggering 70+ self-funded shows a year— without any label, booking agency, or management assistance. BEYOND DISHONOR is pushing 5,000+ fans on their official Facebook page and 10,000+ on Twitter— essentially commanding the attention of East coast metal fans with each and every post. Much of their success stems from the overwhelming support and praise provided by the many nationally-recognized artists they have supported, including Unearth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Attack Attack, All Shall Perish, Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris, Suffocation, Emmure, and numerous others.
This past February, BEYOND DISHONOR won the Trenton, NJ date of the Sumerian Records “Headband for the Highway” competition, which was a touring “battle of the bands”-style performance competition in which bands from each market were chosen to perform on a large summer festival date. As the winner, the band was selected to perform on a local date of the All Stars Tour (this year featuring Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya and more). Specifics regarding this performance are set to be announced soon.
4/17 West Springfield, VA @ Empire w/ Miss May I
4/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Miss May I
4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Club Risqué
4/20 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar w/ Texas in July
4/21 Woodbridge, CT @ Amity Teen Center
4/22 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Art Theatre with Beyond The Shore and Sylar
4/23 Syracuse, NY @ Three Fat Guys Bar
4/24 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/26 Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Convention Center w/ Abandon All Ships at Launch Music Conference
5/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Whitechapel + I Killed The Prom Queen
BEYOND DISHONOR is endorsed by Dark Horse Percussion, Brewtal Beer Promotions and Fakelife Clothing, a company dedicated to bringing awareness to global poverty, and all proceeds from their sales help to fund loans to small business entrepreneurs in developing countries. BEYOND DISHONOR is also partnering with B.A.D. (Bands Against Discrimination), a non-profit advocacy group that empowers musicians and their fans to unite against the discrimination and bullying based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.
To download music by BEYOND DISHONOR, visit iTunes (direct link).
*BEYOND DISHONOR is looking for management, label and booking agent interest. To inquire, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.*
BEYOND DISHONOR is:
Reese Dunlap – vocals
Mike “Lock” LaCouture – drums
Wesley Ingraham – guitars
Mark Salmon – guitars
Nick Petti (’08-’13) / Bryan San Martin (’13-present) – bass
For more information BEYOND DISHONOR, please visit these websites:
- 2013 MAYHEM FESTIVAL Updates (theweldingroom.com)
- FEED HER TO THE SHARKS Release New Lyric Video, Australian Dates (theweldingroom.com)