EVERYTHING WENT BLACK Announce Spring Tour

 

The St. Louis-based metallic hardcore group EVERYTHING WENT BLACK announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour, including select dates with the New York hardcore/punk band Vice. Additionally, they will act as support for labelmates Mutilation Rites on their upcoming stop in St. Louis with Inter Arma on March 11. Full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see above).

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EVERYTHING WENT BLACK are continuing to support their debut album Cycles of Light, currently available as a limited-edition 12″ LP HERE as well as on CD HERE.

Cycles of Light

“neck-destroying breakdowns, wailing lead sections” – About.com

For more information and tickets please visit:
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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Release Video, Embark On European Tour

Germany’s WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released a new music video featuring the track Vertigo.

The band recently embarked on a European tour as part of Bonecrusher Fest. The tour starts today in Köln, Germany. WFAHM are playing alongside JOB FOR A COWBOY, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, and GOROD. A full list of tour dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Previously, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released a lyric video for Scopophobia.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released Voyeur on November 6, 2012. It is available as a CD Digipack (limited to the first pressing), an LP (with digital download card), and a CD/T-Shirt bundle. The limited edition Digipack includes two bonus tracks and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive Voyeur t-shirt, are available now at the Season of Mist E-shop. The album is streaming in it’s entirety via Bandcamp.

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WARDRUNA Reveal Second Album Trailer

Norwegian neo-folk group WARDRUNA unveiled the second in a series of album trailer videos in which they preview additional tracks from their new album, Yggdrasil.

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The trailer includes snippets of the new tracks Ansur, IwaR and IngwaR, also features commentary by the band’s founders, multi-instrumentalist Kvitrafn and vocalist Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed).

Yggdrasil will be released on April 2 in U.S., March 15 in Norway and March 25 throughout mainland Europe. Pre-order packages are now available through INDIE RECORDING’s web store HERE. The album is available as a regular jewel case CD, but also as a limited edition digibook which includes a specially designed bronze necklace along with a 32-page booklet that contains extra artwork, translated lyrics and additional text on the album’s Rune-based concept.

WARDRUNA will soon appear at the prestigious Inferno Festival in Switzerland alongside acts including Anaal Nathrakh, Primoridial, Dark Funeral, My Dying Bride, and Aura Noir. The band will also make their debut American performance later this year at the annual Stella Natura Festival in California’s Tahoe National Forest.

Keep track of the band by visiting:
www.wardruna.com
www.facebook.com/wardruna

 

AMARANTHE Unveils New Track

 

Hitting Stores Internationally on March 25th also via Spinefarm Records

New Music Video for ‘The Nexus’: Racking Up 916,000 Views on VEVO and Counting!

Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are streaming Mechanical Illusion, a brand new track on their official website. It’s cut from their forthcoming sophomore album, The Nexus, due for release in the U.S. on March 26, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The Nexus will be released internationally on March 25.

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AMARANTHE Unveils Mechanical Illusion Video, The Nexus Available March 26 via Spinefarm Records

In the words of AMARANTHE guitarist/composer Olof Mörck,

“To give a second taster of The Nexus is truly exciting! The first single and title track showed a familiar, yet amped-up AMARANTHE. Mechanical Illusion is quite different from what people have heard from us so far. Probably the heaviest track yet, a dystopian vision steeped in a darkened futuristic atmosphere, combined with a mega-catchy chorus that is likely to ring in your head for days. Brace yourselves, the illusion is upon us!” 

AMARANTHE recently released their new music video for the title track, The Nexus, which has racked up an impressive 916,000 views in just one month. The video is available now at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for The Hunger, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 million YouTube views (and counting).

The Nexus was produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut).

AMARANTHE: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass

For more information on AMARANTHE and details on all confirmed shows, please visit these websites:

www.amaranthe.se

www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

 

Gojira LIVE in the (Cradle of) Philthadelphia

The Welding Room plague is spreading in Philthy. More & more hacks are stealing from the original, the creative, the beacon of metal radio.

We’re undecided as to simultaneously take over Atlantic City and Philadelphia or conquer one at a time. Do you care?

Gojira @ TLA in Philadelphia. Unprofessional pictures!

Click link = magic.

May your nether regions tingle with excites.

Much love,

-R.

DEW-SCENTED Added To TESTAMENT European Tour

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed as direct support for the almighty TESTAMENT on their upcoming European tour. The two-week tour kicks off  March 16 in Reggio Emilia, Italy and features support from Bleed From Within. As a result of the tour, DEW-SCENTED postponed their previously announced shows throughout France with No Return.

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Check the TOUR DATES page (see above) for full listing

Regarding the cancelled dates, Dew-Scented commented,

“We apologize for any inconvenience this might produce and will be hopefully announcing re-scheduled dates for later this year very soon. However, we will still be appearing at Chaulnes Metal Fest 2013 since this show doesn’t clash with the other newly added dates. See you there”

DEW-SCENTED also finished tracking new studio recordings for a very special anniversary release, due out this spring.
In addition to the Testament tour, DEW-SCENTED confirmed their participation in the Full Metal Cruise, a week-long voyage featuring Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Firewind, Sabaton, Gamma Ray and Doro. The cruise departs May 5 from Hamburg, making stops in Southampton (UK), Le Havre (France) and Amsterdam before returning to Hamburg on May 12. For further details and ticket information, visit: www.full-metal-cruise.com

 

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Premiere New Single

Italy’s Southern/Hard Rock act TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY premièred Acid Overlord, the second song off their debut album Ruralizer, coming out March 12 in Europe and April 16 in North America on Agonia Records.

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Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band also uses a banjo and Hammond organs.

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The album features guest appearances by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeart, Mitch Malloy), Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

“Absolutely cool! Good old swamp infested blues metal!” – Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream/The Hounds Of Hasselvander)

Ruralizer was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Mandelli  at Elfo Studios. The album consists of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. It will be available on Digipack CD and digital download.

TOMBSTOMB HIGHWAY commented:

“We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY

Tracklist:

1. Old Blood

2. Acid Overlord

3. Graveyard Blues

4. Hellfire Rodeo

5. Ruralizer

6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)

7. At The Bitter End

8. Mississippi Queen*

9. Hangman’s Friend

Click here to pre-order through AGONIA RECORDS 

Previously released track available by clicking on image below


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New STRYPER Single Available Now!

Christian Rockers STRYPER released Bleeding from the Inside Out, the first digital single off their forthcoming album Second Coming, due March 26 in North America on Frontiers Records.

Release dates: March 22/North America: March 26, 2013

Bleeding from the Inside Out is one of 2 original tracks on Second Coming (the other being Blackened). The remaining 14 songs making up the new album are brand new recordings from the band’s first three classic albums: The Yellow and Black Attack, Soldiers Under Command and To Hell With the Devil. Second Coming is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.

STRYPER (pictured from left to right): Oz Fox, Robert Sweet, Tim Gaines, Michael Sweet

The single is available for download via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers, and can be streamed digitally through Spotify.

SHAI HULUD Album Debuts On Multiple Billboard

Shai Hulud‘s latest album, Reach Beyond the Sun, was released last week to much anticipation and overwhelmingly positive reviews. The result: Billboard debuts on multiple charts. Reach Beyond the Sun debuted on the following charts: #12 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart, #22 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums Chart, #38 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart, and #52 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. In Canada, Reach Beyond the Sun, debuted at #62 on the Hard Music Charts.

On tour now in Australia; US and European tours to follow this Spring

Shai Hulud always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. To further communicate the lyrics, the band posted a lyric video for one of their favorite tracks, A Human Failing, on metalblade.com/shaihulud.

Metal Blade Records launched a contest on metalblade.com for one lucky fan to win a copy of Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun on vinyl! Enter to win now at metalblade.com/us/contests.

“Old-schoolers Shai Hulud helped invent metalcore, combining jagged metallic riffing with emotive hardcore…they prove it all still works in a big way, a sign that they’ve been doing it right all along”Revolver 

“a cathartic, anthemic return to strength and a testament to never forgetting your roots”Terrorizer

http://www.metalblade.com/shaihulud
https://www.facebook.com/shaihuludofficial

 

CANCER BATS Announce Tour Dates with KVELERTAK

CANCER BATS will be returning to the US in April and May with Kvelertak and Black Tusk. The combination of these high energy live acts makes this tour one not to be missed. The shows begin April 21 in Chicago, IL and wrap up on May 20 in Allston, MA.

CANCER BATS announce Spring 2013 tour dates with Kvelertak
Bat Sabbath – Bastard of Reality EP is available now

CANCER BATS recently released a new EP: Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality. The EP consists of five Black Sabbath covers and was inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response the band received for their “Bat Sabbath” Canadian tour in 2011, as well as the Sonisphere 2011 after party. Bootleg videos from the Sonisphere set can be seen now on metalblade.com/cancerbats. Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality is available now on iTunes for $4.95. Tour dates are listed on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above). 

Critics and fans across the globe have heaped praise upon Dead Set On Living.

“With positivity this ugly, it’s hard not to find something to love”  – About.com

It’s heavy, it’s catchy, it’s relentlessly brilliant and, above all else, it’s still quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear this year” – Metal Hammer UK

Fans can purchase Dead Set On Living directly from metalblade.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and local record stores.

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