NERO DI MARTE Unveil Music Video, Announce Tour with GORGUTS, ORIGIN

Italian atmospheric metal virtuosos NERO DI MARTE have unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” the second track off of their self-titled debut, via Revolver Magazine. The six-minute video can be seen on RevolverMag.com HERE or viewed below.
Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band is excited to announce their first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 11). 
NERO DI MARTE’s self-titled debut was recorded at Regrexion Studios in Italy with producer Michele Transforini, while the mixing and mastering was completed at Studio73 with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Extrema). Released in March of this year, the album received high ratings from the press, including a 4/5 star review from Revolver (which described the band as “a gifted and talented love child of Leviathan-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”).

Watch the Video

NERO DI MARTE with GORGUTS & ORIGIN

12/11 Burlington, VT–  Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH– Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL– Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC– Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY– Saint Vitus
Grab a copy of the release on CD directly from the Prosthetic webstore HERE or digitally via iTunes today!

For more information, please visit: www.nerodimarte.com

 

KEN MODE Announce BBC Session

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE will tape an exclusive performance on the legendary BBC1 radio channel in the UK. The performance will be part of the “Rock Show” with renowned music journalist/host Daniel P. Carter. KEN MODE will enter the renowned Maida Vale Studio in London on October 4 before their evening performance at Water Rats. A full list of confirmed worldwide KEN MODE tour dates, including their current European dates can be found below.

Ken Mode recently released a music video for the track “Secret Vasectomy” from the new album, ‘Entrench’. The video for “Secret Vasectomy” is streaming now here.

KEN MODE is currently be touring in support of their newest record, ‘Entrench’. ‘Entrench’ is streaming here.

Season of Mist website, KEN MODE website and Facebook page

European Tour Dates
9/19 Osnabrück, DE @ Bastard Club
9/20 Delemont, CH @ SAS
9/21 Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
9/22 Milano, IT @ Lo Fi (w/Black Tusk & Fight Amp)
9/23 Montpellier, FR @ Secret Place
9/24Toulouse, FR @ Les Saints des Seins
9/25Paris, FR La Flèche d’Or
9/26 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur
9/27 Stoke-on-Trent, UK @ Minsters Bar
9/28 Cork, IE @ Crane Lane
9/29 Belfast, N. Ireland @ Voodoo
9/30 Dublin, IE @ Fibber Magees
10/1 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
10/2 Leeds, UK @ Royal Park Cellars Pub
10/3 Glasgow, UK @ Audio
10/4 London, UK @ Water Rats
10/5 Brussels, BE @ VK

Canadian Tour Dates
10/18 London, ON @ Call the Office
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/20 Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
10/22 Kingston, ON @ Mansion
10/23 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/24 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
10/25 Fredericton, NB @ Capitol
10/26 Halifax, NS @ Michael’s Bar & Grill
10/27 Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
10/28 TBA
10/29 Ottawa, ON, @ Cafe Deckuf
10/30 TBA
10/31 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

 

BEYOND CREATION Announce Japanese Tour Dates

 Progressive, technical death metal unit BEYOND CREATION (Simon Girard: Guitars, Vocals; Dominic Lapointe : Bass, Kévin Chartré: Guitars, Philippe Boucher, Drums) have announced their first ever Japanese tour. The trek begins on December 17 in Sendai, and sees the band touring alongside long-running death metal institution VOMITORY. The Japanese tour will follow BEYOND CREATION’s recently announced string of Canadian headlining tour dates. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

BEYOND CREATION are currently writing and recording their forthcoming Season of Mist full-length. BEYOND CREATION are streaming their debut album, ‘The Aura’ here.

The band recently released a video for the track “Omnipresent Perception” (streaming here)

Founded in 2005, BEYOND CREATION, has quietly become a force that the rest of the metal world will soon experience. The band recently took part in the second installment of the Decibel Magazine North American tour alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, and IMMOLATION. BEYOND CREATION also toured Eastern Canada supporting metal stalwarts OBSCURA, AUGURY, ABYSMAL DAWN and more.

BEYOND CREATION news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and BEYOND CREATION Myspace and Facebook pages.

Canadian Tour Dates:
*All dates with ARCHSPIRE
10/02 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/03 Quebec City, QC @ L’Autre Zone
10/04 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
10/05 Toronto, ON @ The Comfort Zone
10/06 North Bay, ON @ The Granite Club
10/07 Trois Rivieres, QC @ Bâtisse Industrielle

Japanese Tour Dates:
12/17 Sendai, JP @ Flying Son
12/18 Osaka, JP @ Nanba Rockets
12/19 Fukoka, JP @ Graf
12/20 Hiroshima, JP @ Badlands
12/21 Shizouka, JP @ Sunash
12/22 Tokyo, JP @ Cyclone

 

COUNTERPARTS Announce Tour Dates

COUNTERPARTS will be joining CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! for the Truffle Shuffle Tour this Fall.

Playing tracks from their new album The Difference Between Hell And Home, COUNTERPARTS’ impassioned delivery of aggressive hardcore will remind you to never say die!

See a full list of dates here.

For Additional COUNTERPARTS Information:
http://www.victoryrecords.com/counterparts
https://www.facebook.com/counterpartshc
“Witness” Music Video
“The Disconnect” Music Video

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Tour Dates:

w/ TERROR, COUNTERPARTS, POWER TRIP, and CODE ORANGE KIDS
10/12 – Calgary, AB, CA @ Dickens
10/13 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ Pawnshop
10/15 – Regina, SK, CA @ The Exchange
10/16 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Park Theater Café

10/17 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ Black Pirates Pub
10/18 – Sudbury, ON, CA @ The Jubilee Center
w/ TERROR, COUNTERPARTS, POWER TRIP, CODE ORANGE KIDS, VEHEMENT SERENADE
10/19 – Toronto, ON, CA @ Wrongbar
10/20 – Ottawa, ON, CA @ Ritual
10/21 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Tulipe
10/22 – Quebec City, QC, CA @ Salle Kirouac
10/23 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
10/24 – New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*
10/25 – Detroit, MI @ The Token
w/ CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!, STATE CHAMPS, LIVING WITH LIONS
11/9 – S Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/10 – Nashua, NH @ Evolution Nightclub
11/12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/13 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
11/15 – Erie, PA @ Paca Concert Hall
11/16 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
11/17 – Nashville, TN @ The End
11/19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
11/20 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlies
11/21 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

 

IN SOLITUDE Announce New Album, Stream Title Track

Sweden’s In Solitude have announced their third album, “Sister.” The album will be released on October 1st in North America and September 27/30 in Europe/UK. The title track from “Sister” is streaming now on metalblade.com/insolitude, where fans can also pre-order the CD, CD/T-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.

Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude:

“It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

“It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.

“You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.”

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA  Palladium Upstairs
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
10/26 Los Angeles, CA VEX
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

DISSENSION Announce Debut Album Release Date, Streaming Title Track

amr_logo_smal_570Montreal, QC based metal band DISSENSION is proud to announce the upcoming release of their debut album ‘Of Time And Chronic Disease’ digitally worldwide on September 10 through Believe Digital along with it being sold physically on vinyl.

Sharing the stage with international heavyweights like Tyr, Threat Signal and Cryptopsy plus performing in front of their hometown crowd at Heavy MTL 2011 along with recently being finalists at Wacken Metal Battle Canada, Dissension’s eclectic mix of thrash, black and power metal attacks the darker side of human nature, reaching epic heights and somber depths. Their debut’s ten brutal assaulting tracks were produced by Kevin Jardine of Uplift Productions, (Slaves on Dope, What Comes To Life, One) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Priestess, Half Moon Run).

Dissension Press Photo

(pictured from left to right): Anthony Pulcini – Drums | Andrew Proppe – Keyboards | Nathan Afilalo – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar | Matteo Conti – Lead Guitar | Oli Aveline – Bass

Dissension is now streaming their first single off the debut at the following links below.

Vocalist / guitarist Nathan Afilalo comments:

“Having been a band for about six years, we have long anticipated the great day where we could let our music take flight upon the winds of the world.  With that in mind, Of Time and Chronic Disease is a summation of our music since it contains some of our very earliest songs to some of our latest. The album has to be taken as a whole, as the individual songs all represent a different facet of the whole that is our music. It’s like a hydra, the beast can only truly be slain if you remove all of its heads and immerse yourself in the dark pools of its blood.”

The band will be holding CD launch in Montreal, QC on September 13th at Foufounes Electriques with local support from Skeleris, Murtenscythe, Intonate, Citizen Vicious.

For full show details, please visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/136640646546952/

Track Listing:
Album Cover - Dissension - Of Time And Chronic Disease1- Thralls To The Crucified
2- Graceless Death
3- Blacksteel
4- Brutality
5- Set To Kill
 6- Legacy
7- Dreamsong Of The  Divine
8- Of Time And Chronic Disease
9- Dissention 10- Apotheosis

Live Video – Dissension @ Heavy MTL 2011 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTG8fFf9I84

Live Video – Dissension – Thralls To The Crucified – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cib9UUmEUpI

Upcoming Show Dates:

Sept 13 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electrqiues (CD Launch) – Show Details – https://www.facebook.com/events/136640646546952/

For more info, please visit the following links.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL

Twittertwitter.com/DissensionMTL

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

SHINING Announces North American Tour Dates

Norwegian industrial jazz-metalists SHINING are excited to announce dates for a headlining North American tour this fall, including the group’s first-ever performances in Canada. This marks the group’s first North American activity since an acclaimed set at a South By Southwest in 2012. Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Front man Jørgen Munkeby made the following statement:

“It’s about f**king time we come over to the States’ has become quite a mantra for me in the last few years. So after a while of fooling around with a bunch of different support tour options, we just decided to grab the bull by its horns and book our own headliner tour! It’s going to be some crazy nights of pounding Blackjazz energy you don’t want to miss!”

SHINING released the completion of their avant-garde “Blackjazz” trilogy, “One One One,” via Prosthetic Records earlier this year. Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (A7X, Deftones, Ministry), the album was described as “a corrosive and creative hybrid of industrial vocals and beats, jazz signatures and black metal aesthetics” by Noisey while being likened to Nine Inch Nails and King Crimson by Pitchfork due to its “throbbing electronics.”

See/hear for yourself in their sci-fi influenced music video for the single “I Won’t Forget” HERE.

Come see SHINING live at one of the dates below, including their upcoming European tour with The Ocean:
9/17     Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
9/18     Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
9/19     Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
9/20     Chicago, IL  – Bottom Lounge
9/23     Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
9/25     Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
9/26     San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
9/28     Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
10/25   Rennes, FR – Garmonbozia Festival
10/29   Hamburg, DE – Logo ^
10/30   Rotterdam, NL – Patronaat ^
 10/31   Rotterdam, NL – Baroeg ^
11/01   London, UK – The Garage ^
11/02   Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/03   Paris, FR – Divan Du Monde ^
 11/05   Barcelona, ES – Apolo 2 ^
11/06   Madrid, ES – Caracol ^
11/07   Porto, PL – Hard Club ^
11/09   Turin, IT – Audiodrome ^
11/10   Rome, IT – Traffic ^
11/11   Ljubljana, SL – Gala Hala ^
11/12   Munich, DE – Backstage Club ^
11/13   Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus ^
11/14   Belfort, FR – La Poudriere ^
11/15   Essen, DE – Zeche Carl ^
11/17   Berlin, DE – Lido ^
12/28   Speyer, DE- Satan’s Convention ^ with The Ocean, Hacride, Tides of Nebula
Grab your copy of “One One One” today:

GWAR Announces Gigantic Fall Tour in Support of New Album

Masters of medieval metal, the mighty GWAR, are poised to return to the world of man as today they announced the first leg of their massive “Madness at the Core of Time” world tour, in support of their new album, Battle Maximus, which is out September 17th on Metal Blade Records. The tour features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2nd.

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus,

“Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world… GWAR is coming!”

GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs). The tour comes after an intense lead-up period, which featured the debut of a GWAR beer and GWAR B-Q sauce, several mini-tours and convention appearances, the second season of Oderus on FEAR.net‘s sitcom HOLLISTON, and finally the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q. Tickets and more information on the GWAR-B-Q can be found athttp://www.gwarbq.com

Overlord Oderus Urungus allowed Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade to comment on the tour:

“We’re extremely excited to announce that we will be direct supporting the almighty GWAR this fall. The tour will be hitting some spots we haven’t been in a while and we’re looking forward to having a blast on tour with them so come out and get GWAR‘ed with us!”

Of course Oderus had more to say (when doesn’t he?).

“Let me make something perfectly clear. DON’T commit suicide if your city/country/collection of mud-huts isn’t on the list. We can’t play every city in the world in one tour, as much as we would like to. There will be a whole year or more of shows in support of Battle Maximus, so either be patient, or take a fucking road trip!”

Battle Maximus is GWAR‘s 13th studio album, and their first since legendary Scumdog Flattus Maximus returned to the stars to fulfill his cosmic destiny. Check out the first track, Madness at the Core of Time on The Welding Room and pre-order your copy of Battle Maximus HERE.

GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Track listing:
1) Intro
2) Madness at the Core of Time
3) Bloodbath
4) Nothing Left Alive
5) They Swallowed the Sun
6) Torture
7) Raped at Birth
8) I, Bonesnapper
9) Mr. Perfect
10) Battle Maximus
11) Triumph of the Pig Children
12) Falling
13) Fly Now

GWAR Live:
08/08: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom – Tickets
08/09: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground – Tickets
08/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL* – Tickets
08/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”* – Tickets
08/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)* – Tickets

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed
09/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom – Tickets
09/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue – Tickets
09/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest* – Tickets
09/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls – Tickets
09/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour
With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)* – Tickets
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAChttps://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

 

Additional 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q Details Announced

Slave Pit Inc., creators of GWAR and a slew of other naughty products, today announced new details regarding the summer’s most eagerly anticipated entertainment apocalypse, the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q, to be held August 17 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, Va. Attendees can now add not one but TWO new social events to be held the same weekend as the GWAR-B-Q – the “B4-B-Q” (to be held the night before at The Canal Club), and the “GWA-fter Party” (after the GWAR-B-Q, for those of you who are morons). In addition, the directors of GWAR’s coveted “Spew-O-Lympics”, a centerpiece event of every GWAR-B-Q, released a statement regarding this year’s event and the incredible prize package some lucky Spew-lympian will ultimately attain. A full feast of fun awaits the teeming masses as Richmond prepares for the most action-packed weekend in the glorious history of the GWAR-B-Q!

Artist Rendition of Typical GWAR Fan Before and After GWAR-B-Q

On Friday, Aug.16, the festivities begin with the “B4-B-Q”, a power-packed line-up of brutal bands to be held at Richmond’s venerated Canal Club, which for the last two years has hosted the Cory Smoot Memorial Show. Admission is FREE to any GWAR-B-Q ticket holder, so be sure to bring a copy of your ticket, or a receipt, or the actual ticket (if you are an idiot). Check the “B4-B-Q” event page on the official GWAR Facebook page for more information.

Hosted by the personal Slaves of Oderus and Balsac, Dave Brockie and Mike Derks, doors open at 7 and the line-up consists of, in no particular order:

Apocalypse Dudes / RVA

U.S. Bastards / RVA

Savage Attack / RVA

Bloody Crackdown / RVA

Red Box Money Cult / Roanoke

Rong / Wilmington

Stuck Backwards / Norfolk

With GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the reunion of the legendary X-Cops, this years’ bill is possibly the greatest yet assembled in the blood-spattered history of GWAR’s ever-expanding festival. So this year’s Spew-O-Lympics intends to match this majesty with the most epic contest yet conceived, with events scheduled to include the “King of the Swing”, “Beware of the Blob”, with the climactic battle for supremacy (and valuable prizes) waged on the  “Sperm and Slide”. This years contest will be limited to a lucky 25 entrants, who must sign-up in advance via GWAR’s Facebook page. Look for more details on the official GWAR Facebook page .

And if that’s not enough filthy fun for you, the fine folks at Slave Pit have scheduled one last event that should satiate even the most unappeasable bohab’s desire to bask in the dubious glory of all things GWAR–the “GWA-fter Party”. Held on Saturday, August 17 at Balliceaux, in Richmond, VA., and hosted by the internationally matchless DJ Pari, the event is free not only to GWAR-B-Q ticket holders but also everybody else in the entire world. Doors are at ten, and look for more information at the “GWA-fter Party” events page on the official GWAR Facebook page/

And remember to check out all the latest GWAR-B-Q news at http://www.gwarbq.com

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

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

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

 

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB http://www.gwar.net  http://www.gwarbq.com http://www.youtube.com/gwar http://www.metalblade.tv/tv  http://www.facebook.com/gwar    http://www.gwarjapan.net
ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus

BALSAC:   https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD

GWAR OFFICIAL: https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

BornBroken Part Ways With Singer, Announce Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) New Vocalist

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Unleashing their debut album The Healing Powers of Hate earlier this month, Montreal, QC‘s BornBroken announce the departure of vocalist Jesus Salazar whom will be replaced by vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst).

(pictured from left to right): Simon Savard – Guitar, Jesus Salazar – Vocals, Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass, Mike Decker – Guitar, Jonathan Ménard – Drums

Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

“We had come to a pass in the road; Jesus had some tough life decisions, which came down to no longer being able to sing for BornBroken. We have had 2 great years with Jesus and recorded a stellar debut CD. We wish him the best in his future projects and health. Thanks for everything! To all our fans, this bump in the road came with a glimmer of hope at the end. BornBroken was able to quickly fill the empty spot in the lineup and is happy to announce -The Catalyst’s ex-frontman Matt Bailie as the new singer. We will debut our live show with Matt on July 12th in Montreal at Foufounes Electriques supporting The Agonist.”

Matt Bailie also comments:

“I would like to thank Mike, Simon, Tommy & Joe for the opportunity to once again destroy and dominate on stage. BornBroken has big things planned for the not so distant future and I am glad to be a part of it. This is a new chapter for me musically and I personally cannot wait to unleash our music upon the masses, ‘Hear our cries… the Broken shall rise.”

BornBroken w/ The Agonist on July 12 at Foufounes Electriques.

Event info:

July 12, 2013 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ The Agonist, Order In Disorder, Through Death, Evertrapped – Show Details

The groove metallers have been gaining momentum since releasing their debut as it was fan voted Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, and them being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal.

“This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album”  – Yell Magazine!

“BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken” – TheFrontRowReport

The album is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

Their heavy hitting single Control is also available for FREE download at the following links below.

Bandcamp – http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/track/control

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/control

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of Hate, BornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (see below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

Track Listing:

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot

2 – Old News

3 – Anger of The Day

4 – I Will Rise

5 – Control

6 – It Has Begun

7 – Birth of The Broken

8 – Bleed The Sky

9 – Reborn From The Ashes

10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken