LEAVES EYES full North American tour dates confirmed
The news everyone’s been waiting for: Napalm recording artists LEAVES’ EYES will return to North American soil this September and October, their first tour dates in support of latest album Njord. Fronted by the alluring Liv Kristine, LEAVES’ EYES will be joined on this tour by KAMELOT and BLACKGUARD. Here are the CONFIRMED dates/venues: KAMELOT / LEAVES’ EYES / BLACKGUARD
9.8.2010 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
9.10.2010 – Atlana, GA @ Center Stage
9.11.2010 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx 9.12.2010 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 119.13.2010 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil’s Bar and Grill
9.14.2010 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
9.15.2010 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
9.17.2010 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
9.18.2010 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9.19.2010 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House 9.20.2010 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
9.21.2010 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
9.22.2010 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 9.24.2010 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
9.25.2010 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
9.27.2010 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
9.29.2010 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10.1.2010 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10.2.2010 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 10.3.2010 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon10.4.2010 – Mesa, AZ @ U.B.’s Bar10.5.2010 – Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock10.6.2010 – Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion Underground10.7.2010 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit10.8.2010 – Houston, TX @ Meridian
VIKING SKULL’s Heavy Metal Thunder To Be Released October 26 2010
Restricted Release today confirms October 26 as the North American release date for Heavy Metal Thunder, a special reissue package from England’s VIKING SKULL. Remastered and featuring all new artwork, Heavy Metal Thunder combines the band’s popular debut album, Born In Hell, and the Chapter One EP, both previously unavailable through proper American and Canadian retail outlets. The album also includes five bonus songs and will precede a new, still untitled EP planned for release in early 2011.
VIKING SKULL, featuring vocalist/guitarist Roddy Stone, guitarists Dom Wallace and Frank Regan, bassist Kevin Waldie, with sole-American drummer Jess Margera (CKY, The Company Band), found initial American interest when the song “Skull Heaven” appeared on volume one of Bam Margera’s Viva La Bands compilation series in 2005. A second song, “Blackened Sunrise” would follow on volume two in 2007. Early fans would have to wait until the winter of 2008, however, to witness their first Skull show; the band finally landing on US shores to share the stage on a short east coast tour with Clutch.
Stone recalls,“our tour with Clutch was the first time for us playing the states. It quickly became quite clear to us that America loves big riffs through big amps and that’s what we’re about. No fancy hair cuts, eye liner, or spooky clothes, just balls out, meat and potatoes heavy rock. That tour was one of the best we’ve done in terms of crowd reaction, and on top of that we got to see Clutch every night.”
Heavy Metal Thunder comes nearly two years to the day after the release of Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey (Powerage); an album that was embraced by international media on its release in 2008. “Genuinely fantastic rock ‘n roll,” asserts Kerrang! “Whiskey-swigging, bar-room-brawling, southern-baked hard rock and metal,” said Blabbermouth. It was MetalSucks that most aptly described the band’s sound noting, “if you take a foundation built on Black Sabbath, add the support structure of Thin Lizzy, wall it up with a thick layer of Motorhead, and retrofit the whole package with the likes of Orange Goblin, this is the house VIKING SKULL has built.”
“We tend to think, if it ain’t broke don’t try and fix it,” notes Stone about the band’s straight-forward heavy metal anthems. “We like to think back to the day when men were men, and amps where amps. The time when having a good riff/song was important and had nothing to do with posing, we’re a proper band with proper tunes..”
It was 2002 when assorted members of England’s Raging Speedhorn and crew faced the very sobering notion that their daily offering of free booze would dry up whilst not on tour. So for founding members Stone, Waldie, and Regan, the lure of a free pint was enough to encourage them to form a band. In quick time, VIKING SKULL was recording and enjoying non-stop touring (European runs with HIM, Dio, CKY and others) when one memorable evening things came to an abrupt halt. In what can only be recalled as a drop-down, all out battle (fueled by lots, and lots of absinthe unfortunately supplied by then simply friend Jess Margera) the ‘Skull’s outer edges fried and the Northamptonshire-based band broke up. Later finding out what had happened Margera offered up his services and within short time wounds healed and VIKING SKULL was back.
Heavy Metal Thunder Tracklisting:
1. Beers, Drugs And Bitches
2. Wizard’s Sleeve
4. Rape Pillage And Burn
5. Crazy Trucker
6. Skull Heaven
7. Born In Hell
8. Crank The Volume
9. Red Hot Woman
11. Heavy Metal Thunder
12. Saddle Up
13. Double Or Quits (Demo Version)
14. Rock And Roll Suicide
15. Conquer The World
16. Baby Let Me Know
17. Skulls & Whiskey
18. Dirty Dirty Hole,
19. Inject My Woman (With Love)
20. You Can’t Kill Rock & Roll
VIKING SKULL are set to announce new tour dates for the UK late autumn/early winter and are in discussions for their return to US shores.
In an official message from DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman: “Ave! The dawn of a new dark era has risen, and a new hellish chapter has begun. Despite the circumstances, I must say that the band and I are extremely motivated and excited to start a new chapter in the saga that is DARK FUNERAL. We already have some killer plans for the future. And all I can say at this point is that we’ll be moving forward with full force and without mercy.
Those of you who’ve followed DARK FUNERAL since the beginning in 1993, surely know that this is not the first time we’ve undergone a major lineup change. And whatever some people may have thought or whined about, no one can deny the fact that I/we’ve always succeeded in recruiting new and amazing musicians to move forward and reach new heights with the band. There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that this will again be the case.
On August 21st we performed our last show with Emperor Magus Caligula at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany. Since this was a very special performance in many ways, we not only put on our biggest pyro show ever, we also captured this gig with 10 cameras (including one crane). So you can be sure to expect a DVD release from this killer show in the near future. More info regarding the DVD will come in due time…
Since parting ways with E.M. Caligula, it come as no surprise to the rest of us, that B-Force would follow the same path and throw in his towel too. So I wish to thank him for the six fantastic years he’d been with us on bass. It’s been a pleasure indeed working together.
Said B-Force of his decision to leave the band: ‘After six awesome and crazy years with DARK FUNERAL, I have decided to leave the band. It’s my own decision to leave one of the best bands/friends in the world, but I feel that I need to move forward in life and do something else music-wise. There are absolutely NO hard feelings between DARK FUNERAL and myself. We are and will continue to be good friends! I want to thank the band and all the fans all over the world. You kick ass everywhere I’ve been playing with the band. I thank you all. May the dark forces be with you.’
We have already found a new and totally amazing bassist; a bassist who lives and breathes DARK FUNERAL in its purest form. And we couldn’t be more honored to have him onboard. We will however wait until everything is settled before we present him to all of you, so please be patient.
Since announcing the departure of Caligula, we’ve been overwhelmed with vocal applicants. Among them are a couple of very strong candidates. However, since we feel no hurry to fill the position, we’ll continue the search to make sure that when we eventually hire someone, it be someone who totally blows away everything in his path.
If you do believe that you have what it takes for the job, we are still accepting vocal applications. Send us a brief introduction and some AUDIO/VIDEO files/links of your vocal performance to: email@example.com.
From now until we have found and installed a new vocalist, we will keep ourselves busy rehearsing and working on material for a new full-length. Rest assured that as soon as the new lineup is complete, we’ll continue to tour the world in usual DARK FUNERAL manner. More news to come… — Lord Ahriman and DARK FUNERAL”
Mesopotamian thrashing black metal pioneers MELECHESH have issued the second video in a series of album trailers for the bands highly anticipated new album The Epigenesis here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvZUjqikolM (or watch is below)
The Epigenesis was recorded in the newly built first class Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey. The artwork to their long awaited 5th album was handled by renowned UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before.The record will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
Blackened thrash tyrants, SKELETONWITCH, have premiered the video for the track, “Submit To The Suffering,” exclusively as MetalSucks.net Check it out NOW! http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/08/26/exclusive-video-premiere-skeletonwitchs-submit-to-the-suffering/ The video was shot by director Don Tyler (Mastodon, Ringworm) before the band hit the road for the summer, which included a Canadian tour supporting HIGH ON FIRE, a stop at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, QC, Ozzfest and off dates with the likes of DEVILDRIVER, KINGDOM OF SORROW and more.
Guitarist Nate Garnette provided some insight into the new video: “”We filmed out in the woods at Mullet Chad’s house….15 friends +15 30-packs of beer= new Skeletonwitch video!”
Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the conclusion of Ozzfest: “Ozzfest was fucking killer! The protestors, the rain, your Grandma……no one could stop the metal! The only downside was that there were only 6 shows. We would’ve loved about 660 more! Thanks to everyone who came out and the entire Ozzfest crew for making that shit happen.”
The band’s upcoming dates are as follows:
8/29 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage $$
8/30 Luzem, SZ – Schuur $$
9/01 Ljubljana, SI – Orto Bar $$
9/02 Vienna, AU- Arena $$
9/03 Bischofswerda, GER- Eastclub $$
9/04 München, GER- Feierwerk $$
9/05 Prague, EZ- Exit Chemlnice $$
9/06 Berlin, GER- Magnet $$
9/07 Copenhagen, DA- The Rock $$
9/08 Hamburg, GER- Hafenklang $$
9/09 Antwerpen, BE- Trix $$
9/10 Essen, GER- Turock Fest $$
9/11 Birmingham, UK- O2 Academy $$
9/12 Colchester, UK- Arts Centre $$
9/13 Bristol, UK- The Croft $$
9/14 Glasgow, UK- Ivory Blacks $$
9/15 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK- O2 Academy $$
9/16 London, UK- Underworld $$
9/17 Plymouth, UK- White Rabbit $$
9/18 Tilburg, NL- Extase, Incubate Festival $$
$$ European Bangover w/ Warbringer, Angelus Apatrida
SKELETONWITCHare supporting “Breathing the Fire” which was recorded in Seattle, WA with legendary producer, Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden). The album was released by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on October 13, 2009 and debuted at number 151 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and number 2 on the magazine’s “Heatseekers’ Chart.” Get the album now from the Prosthetic Webstore for $8.99! (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/index.php/bands/skeletonwitch)
In advance of the release of the sophomore album by Midwest thrash maniacs VINDICATOR, Heavy Artillery Records are making the entire album available for streaming at the label’s Bandcamp profile as of today. Entitled, The Antique Witcheries, the new album hits store shelves worldwide August 31st.
Preview The Antique Witcheries at:
Band To Play U.S. Dates With Today Is The Day And Sleep; European Tour To Commence This October
Brooklyn kings of atmospheric doom, A STORM OF LIGHT, are gearing up for a short stint of U.S. tour dates next week that include performances with experimental metal/noise exhibitionists Today Is The Day and reunited stoner metallers Sleep before heading to Europe for a month’s worth of shows in October. Said guitarist/vocalist John Graham of the upcoming shows: “The next couple of months are going to be a lot of fun for us. We’re lucky enough to share the stage with the legendary Sleep, brutalists Today Is the Day, and then embark on our fourth European tour. Awesome!”
A STORM OF LIGHT U.S./Euro Tour Dates 2010
08/31/10 32st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Today Is the Day
09/01/10 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Today Is the Day
09/03/10 Santos Party House – New York, NY w/ Today Is the Day
09/04/10 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Today Is the Day
09/07/10 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sleep
09/08/10 Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sleep, Lichens
10/01/10 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
10/02/10 Whelans – Dublin, Irelandw/ Stand Up Guy
10/03/10 The Spring And Airbrake – Belfast, Ireland w/ Stand Up Guy
10/04/10 Captain’s Rest – Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/10 The Croft – Bristol, UK
10/06/10 The Underworld – London, UK w/ Sedula, Sons Of Alpha Centauri
10/07/10 Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
10/08/10 Simplon – Groningen, Netherlands
10/09/10 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
10/10/10 Juha West Matinee Show – Stuttgart, Germany
10/12/10 Rhiz – Vienna, Austria
10/13/10 Kset – Zagreb, Croatia
10/14/10 Randall – Bratislava, Slovakia
10/16/10 Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland
10/17/10 Powiekszenie – Warsaw, Poland
10/20/10 Nabaklab – Riga, Latvia
10/21/10 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
10/23/10 Garage – Oslo, Norway
10/24/10 Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden
10/25/10 Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
10/26/10 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
10/27/10 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany
10/28/10 Spazio – Turin, Italy
10/29/10 Urban – Perugia, Italy
10/30/10 Init Club – Rome, Italy
A STORM OF LIGHT — guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Josh Graham (Neurosis visuals, Blood And Time, Battle Of Mice), bassist/vocalist Domenic Seita (formerly of Tombs and Asea) and guitarist/keyboardist Joel Hamilton (Book Of Knots, Battle Of Mice) — released their second full-length, entitled Forgive Us Our Trespasses via Neurot last October.
Swedish black metal overlords WATAIN, who unleashed their Lawless Darkness full-length earlier this summer, will shower their blasphemy upon North American soil later this fall. Presented by Decibel Magazine and sponsored in part by Fangoria, Metal Injection and Killer Tours, the unholy trek will commence on November 6 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh and bludgeon its way through over two dozen cities before coming to close on December 4 at the Opera House in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil.
Lawless Darkness was released via Season Of Mist on June 7. Recorded at Necromorbus Studio (Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Ondskapt et al) in Alvik, Sweden with cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak, the record continues to reap critical accolades from press nationwide and abroad. In addition to scoring cover spots in some of metal’s most esteemed publications including Decibel, Terrorizer, and Subterranea (Metal Hammer’s extreme metal supplement), “Reaping Death,” the latest single off Lawless Darkness, was certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.
There Is No Escape; They Are Coming.
WATAIN: Lawless Darkness North American Tour 2010
w/ Goatwhore, Black Anvil
11/06/2010 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
11/07/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/08/2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/10/2010 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
11/11/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
11/12/2010 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
11/13/2010 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/16/2010 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
11/17/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2010 The Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
11/19/2010 The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA
11/20/2010 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
11/21/2010 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
11/22/2010 The Loft – Dallas, TX
11/23/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/24/2010 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/27/2010 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
11/29/2010 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
12/01/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/02/2010 Santo’s New York, NY [No Goatwhore]
12/03/2010 Le Fou Founes – Montreal, QC [No Goatwhore]
12/04/2010 Opera House – Toronto, ON [No Goatwhore]
KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years, headlining the Pandemonium Over North America Tour, which kicks off September 8th in support of the band’s upcoming ninth studio album Poetry for the Poisoned. Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.
As part of the tour, the New York City date at premiere concert and events venue NOKIA Theatre Times Square had been dubbed as the official release party for the album. To celebrate the release, the band and venue will present fans with special first time previews of the new album, a commemorative Poetry for the Poisoned shot glass, and more special events to mark the occasion of their amazing new album.
KAMELOT North American Fall 2010 Tour:
9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
One of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious current acts, KAMELOT are set to release their most insightful and ambitious project to date, Poetry for the Poisoned on September 14th, 2010. On their ninth studio album, founding guitarist Thomas Youngblood and vocalist Roy Khan are joined by drummer Casey Grillo, keyboardist Oliver Palotai, and new bassist Sean Tibbetts to blend the trademark KAMELOT sound with new elements making it the band’s most diverse release to date.
Chicago, IL- August 28, 2010 – Metal giants Zak Stevens, Jon Olivia and Chris Caffery appear together on a track called “Claws,” off the upcoming “Serenity” CD by Rockstar Superstar Project. “Serenity,” which is the first ever music CD recommended by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, has taken nearly two years to complete and is almost here, just in time to kick off National Recovery Month 2010.
“My brother and I were and still are HUGE Savatage fans and we thought it was a no-brainer to invite them to participate on this project. “Savatage is one of those bands that will live on forever in the hearts of metal fans all over the world and what better of a band to perform the heaviest track on the CD?” says Super Star
“Our goal with the CD is to send a strong message that living a life without drugs and alcohol is the only way to achieve your dreams,” said Rock Star. “Since we know there are kids who would rather listen to music than read a book, we are using music to reach them in the language they understand.”
Joining the fight via guest appearances on the CD are music icons including Cherie Currie (RUNAWAYS), Stevie Rachelle, (TUFF), George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT), Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE), Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION), Howard Leese (HEART), Bob Kulick (MEAT LOAF), Lorraine Lewis (ex-FEMME FATALE, ROKTOPUSS), David Schultz (GOO GOO DOLLS, BERLIN), Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM), Ted Poley (DANGER DANGER), Todd La Torre (CRIMSON GLORY),and of course Rock Star aka Marc Kancler (Guitars) and Super Star aka Kris Kancler (Drums) and many more.
The Big Four: Live From Sonisphere 2010 DVD Now Available For Pre-Order
METALLICA have issued the following update:
“You may have heard us say something about a DVD at the end of the satellite broadcast or read it in the internet rumor mill . . . it’s true, there will be a DVD Release of the Big 4 show from Sofia, Bulgaria!! We had such an awesome time hanging with ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and SLAYER and the cameras were already rolling, so why not?
Here’s the scoop: The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two disc set along with behind the scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited edition ‘super deluxe’ box set including the DVD set, five CD’s with ALL the music, a 24 page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 guitar pick.
The clever title of the DVD is The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (yes, that’s really it!!) and you if you’re interested in the box set, it is currently available in the Metallica Store for pre-order. It is also available for pre-order for Met Club Members over at metclub.com.
All DVD orders placed at the Metallica Store and at metclub.com, including the pre-order of the deluxe box set, will ALSO receive one limited edition, exclusive RED Big 4 guitar pick with one of four different print colors (white, black, silver or gold). This red guitar pick is not available in stores!
To pre-order the deluxe set, click here. It will start shipping on October 15, 2010. To our friends outside of North America, this special box set will be available at your favorite local stores and online retailers as well, should you choose to avoid international shipping charges.”
According to BraveWords.com sources, the Deluxe edition DVD Box set includes five CDs featuring each band’s entire live set:
ANTHRAX – one disc
SLAYER – one disc
MEGADETH – one disc
Metallica – two discs
The Deluxe Edition also features an event poster, posters from each band (four posters) and guitar pick (subject to change). The Box size: 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change).
The package documents the landmark event where Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax played together for the first time in their history at the Sonisphere Festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland in front of 100,000 fans this past June 16th. The night also featured the legendary jam cover of the DIAMOND HEAD classic ‘Am I Evil?’ by all bands.
The band’s setlists were as follows:
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Harvester Of Sorrow’
‘Fade To Black’
‘That Was Just Your Life’
‘Sad But True’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘All Nightmare Long’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
‘Hit The Lights’
‘Seek and Destroy
‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’
‘Take No Prisoners’
‘Poison Was The Cure’
‘Tornado Of Souls’
‘Rust in Peace… Polaris’
‘Symphony Of Destruction’
‘Caught In A Mosh’
‘Got the Time’
‘Only’ (video below!)
‘I Am The Law’
I.N.C. put out two albums in the late 80s on Giant records and played with metal giants such as Pantera, Megadeth and Testament. They are back after 20 years apart and have a new release, please check it out on their Reverbnation page! If you like it, please become a fan, they can use your support!
Having just returned from a successful tour in Europe with Despised Icon including a devastating set at Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are ready to hit the road again in the US in support of their fourth crushing opus Deflorate. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining tour begins Tuesday September 28 in Columbus, OH at Skully’s and finishes up on Saturday October 16 in Toledo, OH at the Headliners. Support on THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining tour comes from label-mates and New Orleans Louisiana natives GOATWHORE, and Riverside County California’s Arkaik. The upcoming headline run marks the last leg of the Deflorate touring cycle; once the band returns home they will begin writing and recording their next full-length album.
Tickets go on sale this weekend. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER with Goatwhore and Arkaik
09/28 Columbus, OH Skully’s
09/29 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
09/30 Brooklyn, NY Europa
10/01 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
10/02 Bucksport, ME The Kave
10/03 Quebec, QC Imperial de Quebec
10/04 Montreal, QC Petit Café
10/05 Ottawa, ON Ritual
10/06 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room
10/07 Lemoyne, PA Championship
10/08 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10/09 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
10/10 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
10/12 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s
10/13 Des Moines, IA The Vaudeville Mews
10/14 DeKalb, IL House Café
10/15 Grand Rapids, MI Mixtape Café
10/16 Toledo, OH Headliners
Deflorate, which came out on September 15th 2009, hit the #43 position in Billboard’s Top 200 chart, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, #4 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #50 on HITS Top 50 Albums chart. The carnage didn’t stop here though as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Deflorate also landed on Canada’s Billboard Charts coming in at #52 in the Top 200 chart, #3 in the Top Independent Albums chart, and #6 in the Top Hard Music Albums chart.
“If nothing else, this is an essential record of 2009, as far as fans of well-written melodic death metal are concerned.” Terrorizer Magazine
“one of America’s best extreme bands.” Revolver Magazine
“a brilliantly orchestrated onslaught of demonic vocals, maniacal percussive explosions, complex and creative rhythms, and face-melting guitar solos.” 4/4 Fangoria.com
“face-searing melodic death metal capable of inducing involuntary spontaneous human combustion” ABC 12 WJRT
“an album that exceeds the accomplishments of previous albums on virtually every level…With Deflorate, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER proves more convincingly than ever that they are one of the top extreme metal acts in the world.” Blabbermouth.net
“Add the studio adventure DVD extra ‘We’re Going Places,’ and you have one of the most satisfying components of Black Dahlia’s murderous catalog.” The Daily News McKeesport
“For any metal lover, this album is absolutely perfect.” KillerTours.com
YORKSHIRE, UK – 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titan, My Dying Bride. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, including new vocals and passages from vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life, in cooperation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame), and will be released as Evinta this fall on Peaceville Records.
“Evinta, a project almost 15 years in the making, an idea that has sat smouldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now,” explains guitarist, Andrew Craighan. “Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the darkness.”
Evinta will be available as both a two-disc and special three-disc set, each disc its own sprawling classical work spanning a large period of My Dying Bride’s album material. The three-disc set will also be accompanied by a specially limited 72 page hardback book, featuring rare images and photographs from the band’s personal archive from over the years.
To coincide with this 20 year celebration, My Dying Bride will also re-release a vinyl version of one of the band’s most respected early works, Turn Loose the Swans, which will be limited to 2000 numbered copies, and features the original vinyl cover artwork design and gatefold sleeve.
My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since their debut album, As the Flower Withers, was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band’s heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years and they remain at the pinnacle of the genre.