Wintersun interview and Oakland live footage

First time interviewer Jacob Grant chats with Jukka Koskinen of Wintersun @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, California
Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum, for whom he was lead singer and guitarist. In 2003, Mäenpää began pulling together songs that he had been working on since 1995. These songs followed specific themes described by Mäenpää as majestic, “spacy”, and melodic. Wintersun is known for epic harmonies, fast tempos and both harsh and clean vocals. While Mäenpää planned to perform and record each instrument for the first album himself, he still required a drummer. He sent demos to Kai Hahto, former member of Rotten Sound, who agreed to perform the drums.

On 16 March 2012, Wintersun announced via their official homepage that they would headline the Heidenfest Tour in October 2012. The band also stated that the mixing of their new album, Time, was going well and that a release was planned for late summer of the same year; they also stated that Time would be split in two albums. On 18 July 2012, Wintersun announced on their official homepage that part I of “Time” would be released on 12 October 2012; however, “Time I” was actually released on 19 October 2012. In support of the new album, Wintersun embarked on their first tour of North America, supporting Eluveitie along with Varg, starting in late November.

Mixing for Time II began in early 2013. The band stated the album “will continue where ‘Time I’ left [off]” and will include seven guitar solos. The album is expected to be released in early 2014  In August 2013, Wintersun embarked on a second North American tour. Support was provided by fellow Nuclear Blast artists Fleshgod ApocalypseArsis, and Starkill, with Wintersun headlining.

New live video of Wilderun in Oakland

Wilderun @ Elis Mile High Club – Oakland, California

Produced & edited by Capital Chaos TV

Wilderun was conceived in 2008 by vocalist and guitarist Evan Berry, but only recently came into fruition in early 2012, when guitarist and orchestrator Wayne Ingram, bassist Dan Müller, and drummer Harding Teachey joined forces with Evan.

Wilderun set out to record their first full length album “Olden Tales & Deathly Trails” in May. Between May and June, the album was completed at More Sound Studios.

“Olden Tales & Deathly Trails” was released on September 21st, 2012.

Wilderun completed an east coast and midwest tour in the summer of 2013, alongside NC folk metallers Aether Realm, and plans to tour again early next year

Clubs and gigs March 28 – 30

Clubs and gigs March 28 - 30

Fri Mar 28.
B.R.S – Richmond Witchaven, Pillager, Blasphemous Creation, Dizastor, Archea, Hemotoxin, Total Badass
Eli’s Mile High Club, Okaland Witchaven, Sakrificer 21+
Independent, S.F. Rocket From The Crypt, Dan Sartain 21+
On the Y, Sacramento Total Chaos, Avenue Saints, Sad Boy Sinister, Left Hand, Crunchees 21+ $10
Regency Ballroom, S.F. Animals As Leaders, After the Burial, Navene K, Chon a/a 8pm
Toot’s Tavern, Crockette Moans, Bastard Makers, Fukm, Bracktop Tragedy 21
Sat Mar 29
924 Gilman Street, Berkeley Potential Threat, Star Destroyer, Mystic Rage, Soulless Demise, Flesh Assembly
Alley, 906 Victorian Way, Sparks, NV Guttermouth
B.R.S., Richmond Beast Fiend, Lucabrazzi, Spu, High & Tight, Skank Bank, Dismembered Carnage
Blank Club, San Jose Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Deke Dickerson
Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland Glitter Wizard, Dirty Fences (Brooklyn), Ovvl
Hemlock, S.F. Wet Spots, California, C’est Dommage
Miscreants Clubhouse, Oakland Zero Bull Shit, Cheapskate
Night Light, Oakland Extra Classic, Sweet Chariot, So What
On the Y, Sacramento Alterbeast, Kennedy Veil, Zenith Passage, Purification By Fire, Flub
Phoenix Theater, Petaluma film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with live shadow cast
Slim’s, S.F. La Dispute, Pianos Become Teeth, Mansions
Toot’s Tavern, Crockette Custard Pie (tribute), Butlers
Zombieland, 2831 Union Street, Oakland No Fucks Given, Shitbrains (L.A.), Bob Plant, Violent Opposition
Sun Mar 30
1-2-3-4 Criminal Code, Vexx, Crimson Scarlet Go! Records, Oaland
924 Gilman Street, Berkeley Deathtrap America, Sarchasm, Mfb, 3 Simple Words, Coffee Shop
Ace of Spades, Sacramento Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Deke Dickerson, Infamous Swanks
B.R.S., Richmond Ferments, Foreign Funeral, World Of Shit, Kushgrinder
El Rio, S.F. Silver Shadows, Generation Loss, Michael And The Strange Land
Fireside Lounge, Alameda Sludgebucket, Druid
Thee Parkside, S.F. Serpent Crown, Darsombra (Baltimore), Heavy Action

Brand Spankin New Gojira Video Released

Upcoming  Gojira Tour Dates With Mastodon And Kvelertak!
04/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/01 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/02 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theater
05/03 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
05/12 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
05/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/15 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/17 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05/18 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

Pelican Announce North American and Australian Tours

Pelican Announce North American and Australian Tours

Post metal fans rejoice, US quartet Pelican will be setting off to Australia to play a handful of shows for the very first time. With no word yet as to who the supporting acts will be, July see the band hit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Originally, the band had plans to tour Australia with Sunn O))) in 2012, but due to issues with the touring company, along with a prediction of poor of ticket sales, the tour was unfortunately cancelled only a month or so after being announced.
Pelican Australian Tour Dates
Thursday, July 24 – Brisbane, The Zoo
Friday, July 25 – Melbourne, The Hi Fi
Saturday, July 26 – Sydney, The Manning Bar
Sunday, July 27 – Perth, The Rosemount

Prior to heading Down Under, the group will be touring North America at the following dates:
With Nothing:
05/16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
05/17 Champaign, IL – The Highdive
05/18 Madison, WI – Majestic Live
With Tombs:
06/12 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
06/15 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
06/17 Portland, OR – Branx
06/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/19 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

New Týr video interview and San Francisco live footage.

Todd Owes chats with Gunnar H. Thomsen and Terji Skibenæs of Týr @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, California 02/28/14 also on the bill were Children Of Bodom & Death Angel

Týr (locally: [tʰʊɪːɹ]) is a Faroese folk metal band. Their subject matter revolves almost entirely around Viking lore, mythology, and history,  taking their name from the Norse god of law and justice. They signed a worldwide deal with Austria’s Napalm Records in early 2006, while signed to the Faroese record label Tutl. In September of 2012, they signed a three album deal with Metal Blade Records.

Týr announced on 12 May 2013 via their official website as well as their Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages that they had parted ways with long-time drummer Kári Streymoy, owing to the back injury he had received in 2008 which had affected his drumming. On May 15, 2013, they announced that renowned metal drummer George Kollias will record drums for their seventh album Valkyrja. Amon Djurhuus enters temporarly in the band, once again, for the tour with Finntroll between September and October 2013.

 

Scion Rock Fest Full 2014 Line Up Announced

Scion Rock Fest Full 2014 Line Up Announced

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SCION ROCK FEST 2014 FULL LINEUP – MACHINE HEAD, HIGH ON FIRE, RED FANG
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Scion Rock Fest 2014 – Machine Head, High on Fire, Red Fang, and more!

Here’s the full lineup of Scion Rock Fest 2014. The free, all-day and multiple venue show will be happening in Pomona, California on May 17, 2014. RSVP begins tomorrow so check back soon!

Here are the 26 acts who will be performing:

Machine Head
High On Fire
Red Fang
Orchid
Crowbar
King Buzzo
Midnight
BL’AST!
Speedwolf
Power Trip
Coffins
Jex Thoth
Windhand
Exhumed
In Cold Blood
Nekrogoblikon
Lord Dying
Hot Lunch
Aqua Nebula Oscillator
All Them Witches
Pins of Light
Carousel
The Well
Big Business
Moab
Black Sheep Wall