SHAI HULUD, EARTH CRISIS Announce East/West Tour

After completing an extremely successful tour of Europe in support of Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, SHAI HULUD returned to the states and are preparing for their next set of confirmed shows. In July, fans on the east coast will be treated to a handful of shows featuring Earth Crisis as part of their Firestorm 20th Anniversary Tour. Additional support for the east coast portion of the tour from Thy Will Be Done and White Widows. Additional SHAI HULUD shows are confirmed for June, and July, including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. For the complete listing, see below, or visit facebook.com/shaihulud.

SHAI HULUD’s Matt Fox reflects on 2013:

“2013 has been a banner year for Shai Hulud, and it’s not even summer yet. Seeing the release of Reach Beyond The Sun, touring Australia as a part of the Soundwave Festival (headlined by Metallica – pretty much the reason we play heavy music) and having just returned from Europe after a tour with one of our favorite bands, Propagandhi, has made this year thus far both a blur and a dream, or one and the same depending on how well you remember your dreams, if you can remember them at all. 2013 is one dream we won’t soon forget, etched further into our memory receptors – if there are such things – with the dates we confirmed with Earth Crisis, a huge and direct influence on the formation and existence of Shai Hulud. This is a special year for us, and we’re grateful not only to share it with those who find something in our music that speaks to them, but also with so many of the bands whose music has spoken, and still speaks to us.”

In other news, French metal vocalist Rachel Aspe, known across the internet for her appearance on France’s Got Talent, posted a vocal cover of SHAI HULUD’s Reach Beyond the Sun. Hear it on Aspe’s YouTube channel – youtube.com/rachelaspemetal. Fans can also see Rachel Aspe live as the new vocalist of French Metal band Eths. For more info, visit facebook.com/EthsPage.

Stay up to date with SHAI HULUD’s updates from the road via their newest official social network, instagram! Fans can find them simply at instagram.com/shaihuludofficial.

SHAI HULUD
06/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
06/15 Montebello, QC Amnesia Rockfest
07/11 Albany, NY Bogie’s
Tour w/ Earth Crisis, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows
07/12 Philadelphia, PA Ukie Club
07/13 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
07/14 New York, NY Santo’s Party House
07/20 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Tour w/ The Overseer
07/21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
07/22 Fort Defiance, AZ Chapter House
07/23 Mesa, AZ Underground
Tour w/ Early Graves
07/24 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
07/25 Tijuana, MX Revolucion
07/26 Camarillo, CA Rock City
07/27 Sacramento, CA Old Ironsides
07/28 Oakland, CA Metro Side Room
07/31 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep *Shai Hulud ONLY
08/01 Des Moines, IA Vaudeveille Mews *Shai Hulud ONLY

http://www.metalblade.com/shaihulud

REVOCATION Artwork, Tracklist and Album Release Date

REVOCATION confirmed an August 6 release date for their new self-titled album via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. Today, the band unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for the album.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process. The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass HERE.  Additionally, the clip features 10 seconds of new REVOCATION music. The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking and features 10 seconds of brand new REVOCATION material HERE.

REVOCATION will take part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. The tour starts July 19 in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20 in Portland, OR. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.

Updated news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Tracklisting:
1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb
7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates:
8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center
8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard
8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store
8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

 

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Qualifying Winners Announced

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VesperiaSpewgore along with Crosstitution advanced from their qualifying rounds in Toronto and Montreal.

Semifinals take place in Toronto on May 31 and June 7 at Hard Luck Bar and in Montreal on June 7 at Katacombes with the national finals in Toronto on June 22 at the Opera House.

The final rounds of qualifying in Toronto will be on Sunday, May 26 at the Rivoli with Panzerfaust, Slyde, Cryptik Howling, This Is Death Valley, Embracing Soul and in Montreal on Friday, May 31 at Katacombes with Karkaos, Valfreya, Hollow, Sanguine Glacialis. Bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

Scene Magazine – Battle Chart – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2013-results/

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About: The world’s most prestigious metal festivalWacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Blood, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who performed at the festival in years past.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

Qualifying Winners

WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 4 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Vesperia
Website: http://www.facebook.com/vesperiametal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_0Td_fckGc

Spewgore
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/
Video: http://youtu.be/v9XGE7zKOgE

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 3 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Crosstitution
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwuu55c3GE

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 3 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Warmachine
Website: http://www.warmachineonline.com
Video: http://youtu.be/HnUiZgPTwZQ

The Unborn Dead
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Trainwreck Architect
Website: http://www.trainwreckarchitect.net/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgA4_Pulj8c

Fallstaf
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBpyygUzRko

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Dissension
Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL
Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Adrenechrome
Website: www.adrenechrome.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 1 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Fragile Existence
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Video: http://youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc

CHOSEN Crosses 5,000 Downloads of Debut Album

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Today’s digital age has made metal more accessible than ever as the internet has been a key tool in creating word of mouth between metal fans and their love for the music. Irish extreme metal band CHOSEN recently demonstrated this by offering their debut album Resolution for free download via their official website, which has now reached over 5,000 FREE downloads since its release on March 30.

CHOSEN: David McCann (Drums & Percussion), Paul Shields (Vocals/Guitars)

Drummer/Percussionist David McCann is proud to comment the following:

“We’re simply blown away by overall response to Resolution and could never have predicted this intense level of interest. While 5,000 downloads in just one week may seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things, for a niche band such as ourselves it’s more than we could have ever expected and only reinforces the notion than putting this album up for free download was the right move.”

Produced by Alwyn Walker, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.

Resolution is also available in two special edition CD formats:

The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.

The Collector’s Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.

Track Listing

1. Engines of Belief
2. Defective Prospection
3. The Narcissism Epidemic
4. Mental Clarity
5. Diminishment
6. Instinct
7. Asch’s Paradigm
8. Metaphysical Contradiction
9. The Departure Lounge

Streaming Links

– YouTube – Engines of Beliefhttp://youtu.be/_3yh5QitXjY

SoundcloudEngines of Beliefhttp://soundcloud.com/chosenmetal/01-engines-of-belief

– Free Download – Engines of Beliefhttp://chosen.ie/01%20Engines%20of%20Belief.mp3

– Behind The Scenes In Studio With CHOSEN – http://youtu.be/PwNkRLpmmh0

– GunShyAssassin – Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Chosen’s Paul Shields – http://tinyurl.com/cnllguk

For more info on CHOSEN, please visit these links:

Chosen.ie | Facebook.com/chosenmetal | Twitter @chosenmetal

EYECONOCLAST Unveil Second Track From New Album

Italian death metallists EYECONOCLAST premiered a second track from their upcoming PROSTHETIC debut Drones of the Awakening exclusively on BraveWords.com HERE. Scheduled for release on April 16 in North America, April 22 in the UK and April 25 in continental Europe, the album – recorded at guitarist Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse) in Rome – is currently available for pre-order in Prosthetic’s webstore along with a specially designed t-shirt at this location: http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/band/eyeconoclast.

EYECONOCLAST, who also includes in their ranks drummer supreme Mauro Mercurio (ex-Hour of Penance), will embark on a mini-tour throughout Europe alongside Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and Decrepit Birth. Full dates are listed below.

Drones of the Awakening — which marks the recording debut of new EYECONOCLAST vocalist Giuseppe Di Giorgio (ex-Black Therapy) — received a 9/10 rating in the new issue of Outburn. The initial track unveiled from the album — Rise Of The Orgamechanism, a lyric video for which can be seen here

“a galvanizing onslaught of technical riffing and fully weaponized percussion. Racing at high speed, the music unleashes a torrent of jagged, jabbing guitar and bass lines, writhing solos, and abrasive vocals. Yet the execution isn’t cold or robotic — this is death metal that’s on fire” – NoCleanSinging.com 

See EYECONOCLAST here:
4/15 Berlin, DE – K17 #
4/16 Darmstadt, DE – Steinbruch Theater #
4/17 Vienna, AT – Escape Metalcorner #
4/18 Zurich, CH – Dynamo #
4/19 Pistoia, IT – Pianeta Melos #
4/20 Romagnano Sesia No, IT – Rock & Roll Arena #
5/18 Bologna, IT – Caos Rock Club
5/31 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club
# with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth

For further information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/eyeconoclast

 

BEYOND DISHONOR Release Music Video, EP & Tour Dates Coming

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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.

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“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.

TOUR DATES:
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

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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).

Featured in NJ’s The Aquarian Weekly, Local “Buzz” Band – Read Here

*BEYOND DISHONOR is looking for management, label and booking agent interest. To inquire, please contact booking@beyonddishonor.com.*

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:

www.beyonddishonor.com

www.facebook.com/beyonddishonor

www.twitter.com/beyonddishonor

www.youtube.com/locks4lock

www.beyonddishonormerch.bigcartel.com

www.reverbnation.com/beyonddishonor

 

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Streaming Track From New Album

The Black Dahlia Murder’s sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released worldwide in June 2013. The album art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller and recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad’s horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with In Hell is Where She Waits for Me, a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announce Everblack; first track streaming now

Vocalist Trevor Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts:

“The opening track is the first actual song we’ve done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans, they’ve been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short’s rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance… just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation… it’s all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band’s legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear.”

The debut single, Into the Everblack, is streaming now on metalblade.com/bdm. To request THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on The Welding Room, send Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com.

Also available at metalblade.com/bdm are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab Everblack on a triple gatefold double LP with purple/white marbled vinyl, along with “crime scene bundles.” An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now. These bundles are extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly.

Everblack will be released on June 11 in North America and on June 7/10 in Europe. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of Everblack all summer long as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. Dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour
06/15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
06/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA Ventura County Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
06/27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL Venue TBA
07/29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot

http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv
http://twitter.com/bdmmetal

 

THE OCEAN Streaming Instrumental Version of New Album

In celebration of its forthcoming release, just three weeks away, Spin Magazine is currently streaming the instrumental version of THE OCEAN‘s Pelagial in its entirety!

Written, recorded, and intended to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music, Pelagial is a multifaceted conceptual musical voyage that begins at the surface of the ocean and plunges through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic. In synch with diminishing light and increasing pressure as one dives or sinks deeper into the ocean, the album begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level. The tracks, or episodes, are connected by interludes of underwater sounds and samples taken from old submarine movies, which give the album a claustrophobic “Das Boot“-kind of atmosphere.

 

“There are track marks, and there are actual songs built into this larger structure, but the whole album is a journey rather than a number of loose tracks, some riffs appear in the first two minutes of the album and then reappear 30 minutes later,” comments guitarist Robin Staps.

Delve into the sonic depths of Pelagial, courtesy of Spin Magazine, HERE or request The Ocean on The Welding Room (Tuesday’s 3:00-7:00pm & Thursday’s 5:00-9:00pm ET). Send your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com now.

Pelagial was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, and firmly stands as THE OCEAN’s deepest, most challenging entry to their winding catalog of sound exploration. Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes both vocal and instrumental versions of the album, on April 26/29 (Europe) and April 30 (North America/World) through Metal Blade Records. For preorder info, studio footage and more, visit the band’s Official Metal Blade Page.

Additionally, preorders are currently available for the vinyl edition of the album, released through Pelagic Records. The vinyl edition features two separate gatefolds with related artwork (by Seldon Hunt), holding four 10″ vinyl records in different colors! Order yours now at: http//www.pelagic-records.com/vinyl.

In related news, THE OCEAN will return to North America this summer as part of the 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. Set to run from July 19 through August 24, the band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Official tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

SVARTSYN Debut New Track, Hear On TWR RADIO Today

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Swedish black metal band SVARTSYN has revealed the first track off the upcoming full-length album entitled Black Testament. The album is coming to shops on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America on Agonia Records.

The song Demoness With Seven Names can be streamed here: http://youtu.be/RDQlVdexn8Q

 Black Testament can be described as a “sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases.” – Ornias, the SVARTSYN founder and mastermind, added: “it’s a journey through my spiritual darkness and death.”

The album was recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden. A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:

(*videos listed in chronological order)

Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxTQBzPQbwA
Guitars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7hifxMFep8
Vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR_VTUqmc1k

Black Testament will consist of 7 original tracks and will be available on CD, LP and digital. First 100 LP copies available on a coloured vinyl.

Tracklist:
1. Revelation in the waters
2. Venom of the underworld
3. Demoness with seven names
4. Carving a temple
5. Eyes of the earth
6. Rising beast
7. Black testament

Retail pre-orders for Black Testament for are being taken now at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

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