ANCIIENTS: Converse x Decibel Presents Featured Artist

Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS are the featured artist in the latest installment of “Converse x Decibel”. A mini-documentary about how the vast woodlands  and epic mountain ranges of British Columbia influence the band’s elaborate and progressive songs is streaming now at Decibel Magazine.

ANCIIENTS recently announced new North American tour alongside TESSERACT and SCALE THE SUMMIT. The “Altered State North America 2013” tour is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 10, in Edmonton, AB and will run through the United States and Canada before ending on October 29.

The band have also seen their first-ever appearance in Guitar World as part of the magazine’s September issue. The band’s interview with Guitar World can be read here.

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album, ‘Heart of Oak‘. The critically-acclaimed record is streaming here, and available now on Ltd Ed. digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CDLtd Ed. double gate-fold Lp, and digitally.

“At its best, Heart of Oak is immediate and electrifying, an album that suggests Anciients’ half-prog, half-pop metal is bound for big stages” – Pitchfork

“Anciients harness the power of prog for a greater good, making music you might actually remember. Scratch that — will remember. These guys are gonna be big” – Stereogum

“The band are nothing if not highly ambitious, as the wide range of sounds demonstrates, Anciients shifting from stoner rock to blasting death-lite to tricky, tech-y prog like no one’s business” – Exclaim

“Heart Of Oak is an impressive many-sided record that will please a diversified group of music fans. Devotees of all things metal and rock will find something that Anciients does to love” – Stereokiller

Tour Dates

9/27 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret -19+
9/28 Mission BC @ Snipers Pool Hall -All Ages

with TesseracT, Scale the Summit:
10/9 Vancouver BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall
10/10 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/11 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/12 TBA
10/13 Regina, SK @ The Exchange**
10/14 Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall**
10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
10/19 TBA
10/20 St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
10/22 Dallas, TX @ Tomcast
10/23 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
10/24 New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jacks
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/27 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
10/29 TBA
**w/Fozzy

 

 

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

http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON

KYLESA New Album Out Now

You’ve heard the new tracks from critically-acclaimed Southern hard-rock quintet KYLESA on The Welding Room. And now their new Season of Mist record, Ultraviolet is available in North America. The album is streaming now, here.

In support of the new record, the band began the Ultraviolet Summer 2013 Tour with support from BLOOD CEREMONY, WHITE HILLS, and LAZER/WULF. A full list of dates can be found below.

Ultraviolet pre-orders available as jewel case CD, digipack and different limited edition LPs (both single and double LP versions) via the Season of Mist’s E-Shop.

One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album Spiral Shadow, KYLESA released Ultraviolet on May 28. The Savannah-based quintet recorded the album at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC. KYLESA guitarist/songwriter, and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again oversaw production.

KYLESA TOUR DATES

May 28     Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

May 29     Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

May 31     Calgary, AB @ Dickens

June 1     Regina, SK @ The Exchange

June 2     Winnipeg, MBThe Pyramid

June 3     Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club

June 4     Iowa City, IAGabe’s Oasis

June 5     Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

June 6     Grand Rapids, MIPyramid Scheme

June 7     St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

June 8     Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

June 9     Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

June 11   Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

June 12   Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

June 13   Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

June 14   Brooklyn NY @ Northside Fest(Music Hall of Williamsburg)

June 15   Albany, NY @ Bogie’s

June 16   Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

June 18   Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

June 19    Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

June 20   Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall

June 21   Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

June 22   Savannah, GA @ The Jinx

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

KYLESA Stream New Track

Recently, KYLESA announced a new summer tour. The “Ultraviolet Summer 2013 Tour” will kick off on May 10 in Gainesville, FL, and end on June 22 in Savannah, GA. The tour will see support from BLOOD CEREMONY, WHITE HILLS, and LAZER/WULF. A full list of tour dates found below.

KYLESA previously released a new song, called Vulture’s Landing. The track is streaming here. Ultraviolet pre-orders are available now via Season of Mist’s E-Shop

One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album Spiral Shadow, KYLESA is set to release Ultraviolet on May 28th. The Savannah-based quintet recorded Ultraviolet at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band’s guitar player/songwriter, and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again overseeing production.

Updated KYLESA news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website, the KYLESA website, and Facebook page.

KYLESA TOUR DATES:
April 19 Savannah, GA – The Dollhouse (*Free show*) w/ Bear Fight, Wet Socks

ALL dates with Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf
May 10 Gainesville, FL – High Dive
May 11 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
May 12 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
May 13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
May 14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
May 16 Houston, TX – Walters
May 17 Dallas, TX – Trees
May 18 Austin, TX – Mohawk
May 20 Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater
May 21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
May 24 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
May 25 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 27 Portland, OR – Star Theater
May 28 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
May 29 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
May 31 Calgary, AB – Dickens
June 1 Regina, SK – The Exchange
June 2 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
June 3 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
June 4 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
June 5 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
June 6 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
June 7 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 8 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
June 9 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
June 11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 12 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
June 13 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
June 14 Brooklyn NY – Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
June 15 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
June 16 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
June 18 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
June 19 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
June 20 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
June 21 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
June 22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx

 

KYLESA Live Chat This Weekend

Southern hard rock quintet KYLESA scheduled a Reddit live chat session/AMA this Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 PM EST (4 PM PST). The band will respond to fans directly, via an “Ask Me Anything” thread.

Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMAs) are one of the most popular features on the heavily trafficked site. Past AMA’s have included sessions with President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Deadmau5 among others.

Recently, KYLESA announced a new summer tour. The “Ultraviolet Summer 2013 Tour” kicks off on May 10 in Gainesville, FL, and ends on June 22 in Savannah, GA. Support comes from BLOOD CEREMONY, WHITE HILLS, and LAZER/WULF. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

KYLESA previously released a new song, called Vultures Landing here. KYLESA also premiered the tracks Quicksand here, and Unspoken here. Ultraviolet pre-orders are available now via the Season of Mist E-Shop.

One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album Spiral Shadow, KYLESA is set to release Ultraviolet on May 28. The Savannah-based quintet recorded Ultraviolet at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band’s guitar player/songwriter, and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again overseeing production.

Spring-Summer 2013 Tour Dates

April 19 Savannah, GA – The Dollhouse (*Free show*) w/ Bear Fight, Wet Socks

ALL dates with Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf

May 10 Gainesville, FL – High Dive
May 11 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
May 12 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
May 13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
May 14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
May 16 Houston, TX – Walters
May 17 Dallas, TX – Trees
May 18 Austin, TX – Mohawk
May 20 Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater
May 21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
May 24 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
May 25 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 27 Portland, OR – Star Theater
May 28 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
May 29 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
May 31 Calgary, AB – Dickens
June 1 Regina, SK – The Exchange
June 2 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
June 3 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
June 4 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
June 5 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
June 6 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
June 7 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 8 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
June 9 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
June 11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 12 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
June 13 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
June 14 Brooklyn NY – Northside Fest (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
June 15 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
June 16 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
June 18 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
June 19 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
June 20 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
June 21 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
June 22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx

 

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).

Everything Went Black

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:
https://www.facebook.com/EverythingWentBlackUS