AT THE GATES & VOIVOD Take It Old School: Split 7″ EP

Having just wrapped up some touring in Asia, Scandinavia as well as through Spain, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon be back on the road again in support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut, At War With Reality. First up, AT THE GATES will embark on the Decibel Magazine Tour together with CONVERGE, PALLBEARER and label-mates VALLENFYRE across North America, starting March 27th.

See here for more details: http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com and also check out the tour-related cover feature for the current April issue of Decibel Magazine here: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/april-2015-126 and a tour trailer here: http://youtu.be/v_heON7K9pU

To coincide with the start of the tour, AT THE GATES will release a very special split 7″ EP together with label-mates VOIVOD on April 6th. The 7″ EP will feature the AT THE GATES bonus track “Language Of The Dead” from the At War With Reality sessions (previously unreleased on vinyl!), while VOIVOD contribute the new song “We Are Connected”. The EP is “Double A-Sided” (meaning, each band has their own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

The 7″ EP will be available in the following limited worldwide editions:

–1,000x copies black vinyl

–500x copies white vinyl

–500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7″ EP will be on sale during AT THE GATES’ North American tour, but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro as of now. Get it here before it’s too late:http://smarturl.it/ATGVVsplitCMD

AT THE GATES were recently awarded with both a Swedish Grammy (“Grammis”, category: Best Hard Rock / Metal album) as well as with the Swedish independent music award “Manifest” for At War With Reality. The album entered national sales charts upon release in several countries: Sweden: #3, Germany: #25, USA: #53, Finland: #15, Austria: #39. Switzerland: #51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: #13, Belgium (Flemish): #78, Belgium (Wallonia): #162, Greece: #38, France: #119 and Japan (Oricon International): #17.

Promotional video links for At War With Reality are below:

“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/heroes-and-tombs-official-video-video/2320747/

“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/death-and-the-labyrinth-official-video-video/2310520/

Various physical formats of At War With Reality can be ordered from CM Distro in North America here: http://www.cmdistro.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=at+the+gates

See below for all upcoming AT THE GATES tour dates, including some recently announced festivals (updates marked *):

AT THE GATES – live 2015

Mar. 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 28, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 29, 2015 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 30, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 31, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 2, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 3, 2015 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 4, 2015 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 5, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 6, 2015 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 8, 2015 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 9, 2015 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 10, 2015 – Boston, MA – Royale / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 11, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 12, 2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE

May 1, 2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + TRIBULATION
May 2, 2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + TRIBULATION
May 22, 2015 – Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
May 23, 2015 – Kraków (Poland) – Studio
May 29, 2015 – Cape Town (South Africa) – The Mercury Live
May 30, 2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax Club
Jun. 16, 2015 – Rome (Italy) – Ippodromo Capannelle + SLIPKNOT *

Jun. 19, 2015 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival

Jun. 20, 2015 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun. 21, 2015 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest

Jul. 3, 2015 – Hassleholm (Sweden) – Siestafestivalen

Jul. 16, 2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival *

Jul. 18, 2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival

Jul. 31, 2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

Aug. 6, 2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival

Aug. 8, 2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 15, 2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Sept. 4, 2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol *

Sept. 18, 2015 – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Liseberg

Nov. 7, 2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival *

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media Records: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Myspace

MUTILATION RITES on the Road

PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Don’t miss out on your chance to see Brooklyn-based filthy blackened metallists’ MUTILATION RITES perform one of their harrowing, mind-altering live shows as they trek across the US this month including a stop at SXSW, with support from Mantar.

These #TWRradio artists are touring in support of their latest album “Harbinger.” They recently completed their first-ever European tour. Stay tuned for upcoming plans.

TOUR DATES

3/2 Pittsburgh, PA – Roboto Project
3/3 Cincinnati, OH – Last House on the Left
3/4 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
3/5 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
3/6 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
3/8 Seattle, WA – Highline ^
3/9 Portland, OR – Branx ^
3/10 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse ^
3/11 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos ^
3/12 San Diego,CA – TBA ^
3/13 Phoenix, AZ – 51 West ^
3/15 El Paso, TX – The Sandbox ^
3/16 San Antonio, TX – The Korova ^
3/17-22 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/23 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa ^

3/24 Tallahassee, FL – Pug’s Live ^
3/25 St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662 ^
3/26 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub ^
3/27 Orlando, FL – Hourglass Brewery ^
3/28 Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
3/29 Harrisonburg, VA – Crayola House
3/30 Washington, DC – The Pinch

4/3 Montreal, QB – Messe de Morts Festival

^ with Mantar

“Harbinger” — a follow up to MUTILATION RITES acclaimed underground debut “Empyrean” —  was released last summer via Prosthetic Records. Described as a “nightmarish merger between black, death, d-beat, and doom” (Pitchfork), the album was recorded by long-time friend and producer Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) and mastered by James Plotkin (Pelican, Isis, SunnO))), Isis). Its eight tracks of “invigorating and nerve-wracking debauchery” (Dead Rhetoric) are perfectly accompanied visually by noted cover artist Valnoir (Psycroptic, Watain, The Black Dahlia Murder).

SEPTICFLESH Unveil Final “Making Of” Video

Just in time for the release of their highly anticipated new album “Titan,” the Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH — who kicked off their long-awaited North American tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse this week — unveiled the final video in their behind-the-scenes “making-of” series.

 

Watch as they add the final touches to the recording alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zH895sREjI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“Titan” — the band’s Prosthetic debut — has been lauded as “the music of a Biblical apocalypse” (About.com/HeavyMetal) while scoring a near-perfect rating from Outburn, who praised its “grand symphonic orchestration and thunderous percussion.”

Mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy), “Titan” consists of 10 epic, resounding tracks the band self-describes as “the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams.”

Pick up a copy of “Titan” on 2 CD Digi-pak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2 LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).

CONQUERORS OF THE WORLD TOUR DATES
6/24       New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25       Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26       Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27       Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28       Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29       Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/30       Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1         Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3         Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4         Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5         Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6         Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7         Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8         West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9         Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/10       Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/11       Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music #
7/12       Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
7/13       Guadalajara, MX – Calle 2
7/14       Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Black Crown Initiate, Necronomicon

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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ALLEGAEON Release Performance Demo; Tour Begins Friday


Colorado natives, Allegaeon, just completed a brand new performance demo video. This time, guitarist Greg Burgess and bassist Corey Archuleta show fans how they play Secrets of the Sequence, the epic closing track to their latest album, Formshifter. The video is streaming now at metalblade.com/allegaeon.

Beginning this Friday, Allegaeon is performing a series of headlining shows leading up to their US tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil. The confirmed listing of dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/allegaeon.

Guitarist Greg Burgess comments on the tour:

“We are super stoked to be getting back on the road, and we think we’ve got a pretty fun set for the fans. Our headlining shows will be about an hour, playing songs from every release of our career, including the debut of a brand new song The Fibonacci Series. As for the bulk of the tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil, we’re incredibly excited. We’ve been wanting to tour with our buddies in Wretched for a long time now, and are stoked to finally see it come to fruition. And it’s gonna be awesome to meet our label mates Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil! This tour is gonna blow peoples minds!! Bring your riot gear.”

Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, has significantly surpassed its predecessor and debuted at #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart. This is a huge achievement for the band as they continue to carve out their foothold within the metal community.

Formshifter has been incredibly well received by press worldwide.

The UK’s Kerrang Magazine raves:

“It’s not just the magnificently blended barrage of monstrous riffs and insidious hooks. Nor is it solely due to the fact it sounds like the quartet are trying to bring the sky crashing down on your head. And it’s not just the wealth of complex leads that will make many guitarists petulantly sulk in the corner after a single exposure. It’s all of those elements – combined with great songwriting that makes the record truly special.”

“But the members of Allegaeon are so monstrously talented—see the entwined guitar harmonics, machine-gun drumming, and even the occasional, not insufferably acoustic interlude on the group’s heavily NWOBHM-shaded second LP, Formshifter—that they dig their way out of the doldrums of mere proficiency” – AVClub.com

“The new face of ruthless modern death metal” – Metal Hammer Magazine

Formshifter is a bewilderingly powerful album that is an essential of the year” – NoCleanSinging.com

“one of the landmark releases in melodic death metal in 2012… fans of pure metal that is both ambitious and true to its roots need this record in their lives. Now.” – Outburn Magazine

 

ALLEGAEON
(Headlining shows)
07/26 Pueblo, CO Phil’s Radiator
07/28 Milwaukee, WI The Miramar Theater
07/29 Madison, WI High Noon
07/31 Sandusky, OH The Underground
08/01 Sterling, KY The American Legion
w/ Wretched, Abiotic, Rivers Of Nihil
08/02 Winston- Salem, NC Ziggy’s
08/03 Newark, DE Mojo Main
08/04 Jeannete, PA Gators
08/06 Trenton, NJ Championships
08/07 Atco, NJ Devlin’s Irish Pub
08/08 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/09 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
08/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
08/11 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/14 Joliet, IL Mojoes
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater- Studio B
08/19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
End tour

09/01 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
09/02 Columbus, GA The Plughouse
09/03 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia
09/04 St Louis, MO Fubar
09/05 Manhattan, KS Blackstone Tavern
09/06 Colorado Springs, CO Sunshine Studios
09/07 Ft Collins, CO Hodis Halfnote
09/08 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

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