PRONG Returning With ‘Zero Days’ In July

June 11th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

After a self-prescribed hiatus, 2012 saw PRONG blow the hinges off the door with the release of “Carved Into Stone”. Seemingly out of nowhere, Tommy Victor and company managed to combine all the previous elements of the band’s formula: thrash, hardcore, industrial metal, etc. with a new urgency and angst that struck a deep nerve with the band’s loyal fan-base and beyond.

The band marched onwards with 2014’s highly acclaimed “Ruining Lives” which spawned a number of instant classics. “Turnover”, “The Barriers” and the title track became staples in their live set when embarking on a bone breaking schedule of concerts around the world in support of the record. A video for “Remove, Separate Self” was released creating even more interest in this significant recording.

Recorded over the summer of 2014 and released in early 2015, PRONG’s cover album
“Songs From The Black Hole”was loved by fans and critics alike. Always game to make the unexpected move, the album featured songs from artists as diverse as Hu¨sker Du¨, The Bad Brains, Black Flag, The Sisters Of Mercy and Neil Young.

After yet another headline tour, it was straight back to the studio for another studio album. Just days after mixing was completed, PRONG went on the road with Danzig and SuperJoint Ritual in North America and released the first single “Ultimate Authority” on the day the tour began.

The album that followed, “X – No Absolutes”, was once again PRONG at their very best. The sheer intensity and ferocity of the albums opening triumvirate “Ultimate Authority”, “Sense Of Ease” and “Without Words” left the listener gasping for air. The album was once again followed by a massive world wide touring campaign, this time as special guest to Obituary and Exodus in Europe and to Testament and Sepultura in North America.

In between tours, Tommy Victor managed to write and record yet another album, his fourth album of all new works and his sixth recording project in as little as five years. Describing him as being at his most prolific is an understatement.

The new PRONG-Album “ZERO DAYS” is another monster of an album, another step towards refining the perfect PRONG-Sound and another album that lacks any filler or lacklustre moment.

Musically, it hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener “However It May End” to the last bars of the albums closing track “Wasting Of The Dawn”. Every track is it’s own emotional roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Victor’s ever-improving vocal delivery.

“ZERO DAYS” was once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer.

Tommy Victor talks about “ZERO DAYS”:

“I must say a lot of effort was put into this new “Zero Days” recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again the focus was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as well as holding justice to all the previous releases. Again and maybe even more than normally I went crazy meticulous with the lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate them in the most intelligent way possible.I firmly believe the mission was accomplished all around.
We are really pleased with the performances on this record, as well. It’s a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a PRONG record. It’s definitely a record to listen to start to finish!!”
“Zero Days” will be released on July 28th, 2017 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2 LP gatefold, download and stream.

Tracklisting Digi:

01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
04. Divide and Conquer 3:16
05. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
06. Interbeing 3:50
07. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
08. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
09. The Whispers 3:19
10. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
11. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
12. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
13. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39
14. Reasons to Be Fearful 3:31 (bonus track)

Tracklisting 2LP:

Side 1
01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
Side 2
01. Divide and Conquer 3:16
02. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
03. Interbeing 3:50
Side 3
01. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
02. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
03. The Whispers 3:19
Side 4
01. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
02. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
03. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
04. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39

Digital:

01. However It May End 3:36
02. Zero Days 3:35
03. Off the Grid 3:18
04. Divide and Conquer 3:16
05. Forced Into Tolerance 3:16
06. Interbeing 3:50
07. Blood Out of Stone 4:12
08. Operation of the Moral Law 3:30
09. The Whispers 3:19
10. Self Righteous Indignation 4:13
11. Rulers of the Collective 3:01
12. Compulsive Future Projection 3:10
13. Wasting of the Dawn 4:39

Prong European Tour 2017

16.06.B-Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
18.06.F-Clisson – Hellfest
13.07.D-Hamburg – Hafenklang
14.07.D-Münster – Sputnikhalle
15.07.NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Fest
18.07.GB-Glasgow – Audio
19.07.GB-Belfast – Voodoo
20.07.IE-Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
21.07.GB-Manchester – Rebellion
22.07.GB-London – Underworld
26.07.D-Munich – Free&Easy Festival
27.07.D-Stuttgart – Keller Klub
28.07.D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
29.07.D-Essen – Nord Open Air
30.07.D-Siegen – Vortex
02.08.D-Potsdam – Waschhaus
03.08.PL-Kostrzyn – Woodstock Open Air
04.08.D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
05.08.D-Veltheim – Festival Kult
06.08.D-Cologne – Rheinriot
09.08.D-Regensburg – Eventhall Airport
10.08.A-Graz – Explosiv
11.08.A-Vienna – Viper Room
12.08.CZ-Josefov – Brutal Assault Festival
25.08.D-Sulingen – ReLoad Festival

Line-Up:

Tommy Victor – guitar, vocals
Mike Longworth – bass
Art Cruz – drums
http://www.prongmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic
http://www.spv.de
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

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ORDEN OGAN: Fields Of Sorrow lyric video released!

June 9th, 2017
by EvilG

Orden Ogan

Orden Ogan

German power metal masters ORDEN OGAN proudly present the second single off their upcoming album „Gunmen“ (out July 7th): “Fields Of Sorrow” is one of the ten stunning, epic, melodic tracks featured on the new release, which also offers a guest appearance of former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the song “Come with Me To The Other Side”.

Band leader Seeb Levermann: „Fields of Sorrow” is a special song for us in many ways: besides the (virtual) title track “Gunman, it is the only song in Orden Ogan’s history which I wrote together with our guitarist Tobi. Also, “Fields Of Sorrow” is quite likely the most melancholic song we’ve ever recorded. Lyrically we enter a kind of „Dark Fantasy/Wild West/Civil War“ world, telling the story of a man who loses the love of his life on the battlefield and has to bury her right there – while the Civil War is still raging on. The lyrics show his dark, heartbreaking thoughts in these minutes, a sad but realistic picture of human existence. With its epic-melancholic chorus, modern grooves, heavy riffs and orchestral arrangements, “Fields Of Sorrow” features all of Orden Ogan’s trademarks.”

“Gunmen” will be released on July 7th, available as CD, ltd. Digipak (incl. “Live At Wacken 2016” bonus DVD), ltd. colored Vinyl (red and silver), ltd. Picture Vinyl and ltd. “coffin” box set (incl. ltd. Digipak, a figure of the band mascot “Alister Vale” (ca. 15 cm tall) and more).

The album was once again produced by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Seeb Levermann, who just recently had also handled mixing & mastering duties for Rhapsody Of Fire’s latest release, “Legendary Years”.

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Extreme Metal Originators VENOM INC. Return with New Full-Length Album, “Avé”

June 9th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast

“Blood Stained Earth” Headline Tour with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence Begins September 1 – Meet & Greet Packages Available!

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album.

After months of anticipation, VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length opus, entitled Avé, on August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders for the new album are available now at: www.nuclearblast.com/venominc-ave

VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015’s Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOM INC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom’s legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.

While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan says, “We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster.”

Avé track listing:
01. Ave Satanas
02. Forged In Hell
03. Metal We Bleed
04. Dein Fleisch
05. Blood Stained
06. Time To Die
07. The Evil Dead
08. Preacher Man
09. War
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll

Going in to writing Avé, VENOM INC. realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the Venom catalogue and think, “We have to write another ‘Black Metal’ or another ‘Schizo’…” The focus is on VENOM INC. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.

Dolan adds, “Expect 100% pure, honest, solid, hard, dark, thought-provoking metal… like it was, is and forever shall be. Classic old-school, but with the ferocity and energy that we display in our live show. We are proud of this album and our new home at Nuclear Blast, as well as our whole team – management, PR, agents, sponsors and most of all, YOU. Thank you! See you somewhere on this Blood Stained Earth!”

VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour are on sale today, at 10:00AM local time, at the links below.

Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability – for details please visit: http://bit.ly/VenomIncVIP

In addition to the tour, VENOM INC. are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets and new tracks. See below for all current performance dates:

VENOM INC. Summer Dates:
7/24 – Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
7/29 – Thiesi, Sardinia, Italy @ Bardaneris
8/5 – Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air

VENOM INC.’s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence:
**Click each VENUE for tickets
9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
9/2 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/4 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
9/5 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/6 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos – NEW DATE!
9/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/8 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/9 – Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest
9/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/11 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
9/13 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
9/14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
9/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
9/20 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/24 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
9/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
9/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB
9/28 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
9/29 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

VENOM INC. Fall Festival Dates:
10/27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron

VENOM INC. is:
Jeff “Mantas” Dunn | guitars
Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan | bass, vocals
Anthony “Abaddon” Bray | drums

VENOM INC. online:
www.venom-inc.com
www.facebook.com/venomincofficial
www.nuclearblast.de/venominc

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Chris Holmes Launches New Video ; Adds New Tour Dates

June 8th, 2017
by EvilG

Today, the legendary ex-WASP guitarist Chris Holmes has launched a brand new video for the song “TFMF”.

The video can be seen at this location :

“TFMF” is taken from his solo album “Shitting Bricks”.

In addition, 6 more dates have been added to the “BE SOMEBODY” European tour from his band Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN !

Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN toured Europe last year and with returning it will be even bigger and better ! Chris Holmes’ Mean Man play no less than seven W.A.S.P classics in their set to include a crowd invitation to three members of the audience to come and join in on “ I Wanna Be Somebody”, promising for a very memorable night. Free, Meet and Greets are organised at the end of each gig at the merch booth !

          Follow CHRIS HOLMES through these sites : 

www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesMeanMan
www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesOfficial
www.twitter.com/ChrisHolmes2012

www.instagram.com/chris_holmes_official
www.youtube.com/channel/UCqY4G7joYxIP20toprzfxpg

www.facebook.com/Holmes-sweet-Holmes-321322901390217

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Graham Bonnet Band Release New Song, “SOS” Live (Official)

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

From the album “Live…Here Comes The Night”.
Get your copy NOW: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesTheNight
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LiveHereComesGooglePl

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Chris Holmes Launches New Video

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Today, the legendary ex-WASP guitarist Chris Holmes has launched a brand new video for the song “TFMF”.

“TFMF” is taken from his solo album “Shitting Bricks”.

In addition, 6 more dates have been added to the “BE SOMEBODY” European tour from his band Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN !

Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN toured Europe last year and with returning it will be even bigger and better ! Chris Holmes’ Mean Man play no less than seven W.A.S.P classics in their set to include a crowd invitation to three members of the audience to come and join in on “ I Wanna Be Somebody”, promising for a very memorable night. Free, Meet and Greets are organised at the end of each gig at the merch booth !

Follow CHRIS HOLMES through these sites :
www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesMeanMan
www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesOfficial
www.twitter.com/ChrisHolmes2012
www.instagram.com/chris_holmes_official
www.youtube.com/channel/UCqY4G7joYxIP20toprzfxpg
www.facebook.com/Holmes-sweet-Holmes-321322901390217

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ANTHRAX’s Charlie Benante Relaunches Benante’s Blend Coffee Line

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Anyone who knows Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante knows his deep and passionate love for the taste of coffee.  So much so that two years ago, he launched his own line, “Benante’s Blend.”  Today, having forged a collaboration with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee Co., “Benante’s Blend” has undergone enhancements that include higher quality choice of coffee beans, a change in the way the beans are roasted that give the coffee a larger and more flavorful taste, and other tweaks, Benante and Dark Matter are proud to announce the relaunch of “Benante’s Blend.”

The coffee will still be available in two varieties, the “Be All End All” blend which is a dark roast with a real kick, and the “Forever Metal” blend, a milder coffee.  And, despite the upgrades, Benante is keeping the price the same.

“I’d been hearing about Dark Matter for awhile,” said Benante.  “They’re based in Chicago where I live, so I tried some of their coffee and thought it was great.  We hooked up, I went down to their headquarters and spent a day there just talking coffee, doing some tasting and I have to say, I felt like I was part of this coffee family.  Everyone there really enjoys the art of coffee, as do I, so this was something I was really interested in being a part of.  We worked together to come up with what I feel is a perfect cup of coffee, and I’m happy to say that my Benante’s Blend is under the umbrella of the Dark Matter coffee family.”

Benante spent a good deal of time over the last ten months in Dark Matter’s “cupping lab,” tasting a variety of coffees, different blends, flavors and roasts. This process allowed Charlie to peer behind the curtain, learning why the Central American coffees sourced by Dark Matter are among the best in the world.  After numerous blind tastings, Charlie zeroed in on what would make his perfect cup of coffee.

“One of the most exciting things about working with Dark Matter,” Benante added, “is that they’re not just going to put out my two Benante’s Blend coffee line; we’re already talking about our next project, another coffee idea that will blow people away, and we’re all really excited about that.”

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RIVERDOGS Drop New Song “Something Inside”

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

 

The Riverdogs ARE BACK! Original members, Rob Lamothe (vocals, guitars), Nick Brophy (bass, vocals) and Vivian Campbell (lead guitar), along with long time drummer Marc Danzeisen, have reunited to record their fifth album, “California”. The album will be released on July 7, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the first single from “California” has premiered! Get a first listen to “Welcome To The New Disaster” HERE.

Order the album here http://radi.al/California or at the links below:

Amazon: http://radi.al/CaliforniaAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/CaliforniaiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/CaliforniaGooglePlay

Stream the current single on Spotify: http://radi.al/CaliforniaSpotify

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Welcome To The New Disaster”.

You can watch a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the album here:

Mixing the soulful vocals of Lamothe with the edgy guitar work of Campbell and solid rhythmic lines from Brophy and Danzeisen, the album marks a definitive return to the sound of their critically acclaimed 1990 self-titled debut album.

Riverdogs formed in Los Angeles at the end of the 80’s, when flashy, glitzy hard rock ruled the day, but they were determined to avoid clichés and adopted an original sounding blues-rock style. Vivian Campbell of Sweet Savage, Dio, and Whitesnake fame at the time (soon to join and become a long-standing member of Def Leppard and later, founding member of Last In Line as well) was initially brought on board to produce the band’s first demo, but was so impressed with the band that he actually became a member and played on the debut album. Soon after the release, Marc Danzeisen joined Rob, Nick and Vivian to complete the line-up.

Now, six years after their last studio album, Riverdogs have crafted “California”, a record that truly recreates the magical sounds of their early days and that will surely be welcomed with open arms by fans both old and new!

Track Listing:
1. American Dream
2. The Revolution Starts Tonight
3. Something Inside
4. Golden Glow
5. You’re Too Rock And Roll
6. The Heart Is A Mindless Bird
7. Searching For A Signal
8. Welcome To The New Disaster
9. Ten Thousand Reasons
10. Catalina
11. I Don’t Know Anything

RIVERDOGS
Nick Brophy: Bass, keys, vocals
Vivian Campbell: Guitars, vocals
Marc Danzeisen: Drums, vocals
Rob Lamothe: Vocals, guitar

For More Info Visit:
http://riverdogsmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Riverdogs-167501139972389/

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW Releases New Song Via iTunes

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow was moved to release a special version of “Land of Hope and Glory”, a reworking of “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1” written in 1902. The renowned British patriotic anthem is available now via iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon (Minstrel Hall Music).

Expressing his pride for his homeland, Blackmore wanted to show his solidarity and support for the UK with this recording.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow recently enjoyed success on their 2016 European tour, earning critical acclaim. (Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released a concert film from this tour – Memories In Rock: Live In Germany – on DVD and Blu-ray, and will release the Live In Birmingham 2016 2CD on June 9).

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Blackmore’s internationally celebrated Renaissance rock band Blackmore’s Night, whom he leads with wife and singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night. “Land Of Hope And Glory” will be featured on the bands’ upcoming album To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond. This collection presents Blackmore’s Night best loved and most requested songs, including newly recorded and remixed versions and brand new tracks, and will be released in July 2017.

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MR. BIG: Video for “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble” from ‘Defying Gravity’ album online now!

June 8th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

MR. BIG has just released the video for “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble” from their forthcoming ninth studio album, DEFYING GRAVITY. Set for release July 7 on Frontiers Music Srl, it will be available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as will a deluxe edition version with CD and bonus DVD that features music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new album. The album will also be made available on vinyl in the coming months.

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.com described as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”

In an early album review of DEFYING GRAVITY, TheMusicUniverse.com praises: “MR. BIG aren’t afraid to stick to their guns in this ever changing world of music.   Throughout the album, the group of virtuosos play syncopated rhythms, lightning fast guitar solos, driving bass lines and pounding drums. The groups’s syncopated rhythms literally draw you in as they often match each other rhythmically, along the lines of prog rock bands. The group’s masterful harmonies that have always been a staple on their records continue here with nearly every song giving you prominent backing vocals.”

MR. BIG launched their latest worldwide tour May 31 in Milwaukee, WI. Check them out at any of the following stops:

DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Leg 1:

Wed 5/31          Milwaukee, WI               Potowatami Casino
Fri 6/2               St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theatre
Sat 6/3              Wetland, MI                   The Token Lounge
Tue 6/6             Warrendale, PA             Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Wed 6/7            Newton, NJ                   Newton Theatre
Fri 6/9               Uncasville, CT               The Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun
Sat 6/10            New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Mon 6/12          Nashville, TN                 Basement East
Wed 6/14          Lexington, KY               Manchester Music Hall
Fri 6/16             Dallas, TX                     Gas Monkey Live
Sat 6/17            Houston, TX                  Scout Bar
Mon 6/19          Kansas City, MO           Knuckleheads Saloon
Thu 6/22            Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theatre
Fri 6/23             Agoura Hills, CA            Canyon Club
Sat 6/24            Pasadena, CA               The Rose

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Deicide and Mortal Decay at the Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA, May 23, 2017

June 7th, 2017
by Infamous Butcher

Deicide / Mortal Decay

The Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA

May 23, 2017
Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf

Deicide continues to soldier on like an unstoppable unholy force, cranking out reliable satanic death metal albums every few years and keeping busy touring. With a new album in the works and a new guitarist (Mark English from Monstrosity), Deicide is touring North American this summer bringing their anti-Christian message to the masses! They haven’t been to Philadelphia in almost 5 years, so we were hungry for some fucking blasphemy! You want more? Also tonight we get local legends Mortal Decay with their original vocalist John Paoline! Let’s head down to the Voltage Lounge for some evil, sick shit! KILL THE CHRISTIAN!

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Ruinous at the Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD, May 24, 2017

June 7th, 2017
by Infamous Butcher

Ruinous

The Metro Gallery,Baltimore, MD

May 24, 2017
Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by She Wolf

 

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Pyramaze – keyboard player and original member Jonah W

June 7th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Keyboardplayer and original member Jonah W – Pyramaze

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Inner Wound Recordings for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Inner Wound Recordings for the promo pictures of the band.

The brand new Pyramaze album is a concept album titled CONTINGENT; it’s the band’s fifth album so far. The album was unleashed in Europe and North America at the end of April and is jammed with some intense progressive metal songs. This time around I had the pleasure of talking to keyboardist and original member Jonah Weingarten and he opened up about the process of making the album, the past and present members, as well as some more personal stuff. The band performed at Prog Power USA last year in a special show where current singer Terje Haroy teamed with previous singers Lance King and Matt Barlow; of course I had to ask what it was like to perform with the two previous singers again. In October this year the band is going to perform at Prog Power Europe in The Netherlands so we talked about the band’s expectations regarding the up-coming one time only show. If you’re interested in the band and its history, check out the previous interview I’ve done with infamous producer/guitar and bass player Jacob Hansen.

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Melodic Thrash Metal Group SAWTHIS Reveal Unique Guitar/Bass Playthrough Video

June 7th, 2017
by EvilG


After garnering attention with their previous releases Fusion (2006), Egod (2010) and Youniverse (2013), Italian metal hybrids SAWTHIS returned earlier this year with their new full-length onslaught, Babhell, released via Denmark-based label MIGHTY MUSIC. The relentlessly fast-paced Babhell combines melodic and progressive influences with thrash, groove and atmospheric soundscapes, making the record an engrossing listen for any metal fan. Babhell is available to order via Bandcamp here.

Today, SAWTHIS are revealing a brand new guitar and bass guitar playthrough video for their track “The Burning Place”, featuring a unique twist on standard playthrough videos. The band performs amidst beautiful landscapes, surrounded by monitors – a striking juxtaposition of nature vs. machine. Take a look at the playthrough video here via Gear Gods:http://geargods.net/playthrough/sawthis-the-burning-place-dual-guitar-and-bass-playthrough/

Bassist Gaetano Ettorre says: “‘The Burning Place’ is track one from our newest album Babhell and best represents the entire album and the band’s brand new soul. Musically, it is a dynamic, powerful, fast track but at the same time full of groove. It’s also pretty fun to play, which is why we chose to share this new playthrough with you all.”

Passionate songwriting and a strong dedication to their craft has propelled Italian melodic metal quintet SAWTHIS to fame in their regional metal scene. Their energetic live performances haven’t gone unnoticed either – offering them the opportunity to perform with the likes of Korn, Sepultura, Children of Bodom, The Haunted, Lacuna Coil and others. To date, SAWTHIS have sold out performances in Europe, the UK and Russia.

Back at the time of the album’s release, SAWTHIS revealed a 360-degree music video for the track “Start A New Game”. Watch here: https://youtu.be/fxsK0lu31Ig

Babhell track listing:
01 The Burning Place
02 My Return
03 Start a New Game
04 Through Hell
05 This String is for Your Neck
06 The End
07 Seabed
08 Waiting for Love
09 Empty Wall
10 Never Alone (feat. Nico Andrea Di Benedetto on keys)
11 No Time to Die

SAWTHIS is:
Alessandro Falà (vox)
Marco Di Carlo (guitar)
Adriano Quaranta (guitar)
Gaetano Ettorre (bass)
Michele Melchiorre (drums)

SAWTHIS Online:
www.sawthis.bigcartel.com
www.facebook.com/sawthis
www.twitter.com/sawthismusic
www.youtube.com/sawthisofficial
 

 Babhell album art

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Experimental Metal Outfit THE ATLAS MOTH Sign to Prosthetic Records, Recording New Album, “Coma Noir”

June 7th, 2017
by EvilG

In-Studio Now with Sanford Parker (Voivod, Eyehategod) | Release Details Coming Soon
 


Chicago-based experimental metal band THE ATLAS MOTH have officially announced their signing to Prosthetic Records. Described by Pitchfork for having, “turned black metal torment into post-rock splendor, mid-tempo marches into alternate-universe alternative rock, and late-album comedowns into psychedelic dreamstates…”, the five-piece is augmenting their ever-evolving sound with producer Sanford Parker (Voivod, Eyehategod) at the helm.

Vocalist/guitarist Stavros Giannopoulos comments on the signing, “We have nothing but the best things to say about our time with Profound Lore and we are equally excited to start our next chapter with Prosthetic Records! We are currently tracking our fourth full-length record, Coma Noir, in Chicago with Sanford Parker at the helm! We’ve known Sanford for many years and are stoked to have him be the first to produce a moth record outside of the band. Keep your eyes peeled for in studio updates.”

Coma Noir will be released in the fall of this year. More information will be made available soon.

THE ATLAS MOTH have released three full lengths, A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky (Candlelight Records), An Ache For The Distance (Profound Lore) and The Old Believer (Profound Lore), as well as numerous splits, EPs and singles. They have toured with Gojira, Boris, Between the Buried and Me, The Ocean, Scale The Summit and many more throughout the world.

THE ATLAS MOTH is:
Andrew Ragin – Synth/guitar
Alex Klein – Bass
Mike Miczek – Drums
David Kush- Guitar/Vocals
Stavros Giannopoulos – Guitar/Vocals

THE ATLAS MOTH online:
www.facebook.com/theatlasmothband
www.twitter.com/theatlasmoth
www.instagram.com/theatlasmoth

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