Fit For An Autopsy Announce Dates With Aborted‏

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Jersey Metalers FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have announced a new batch of co-headlining tour dates with ABORTED. Label-mates DARK SERMON are set to open the bill.

The band is putting the finishing touches on an all new, yet to be titled LP due out later this year. “The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band,” says guitarist Pat Sheridan. “It feels really intense.”

The band set up camp at The Machine Shop in New Jersey with guitar player and renowned producer Will Putney at the helm. The new effort will be the anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hellbound, released in 2013. The biggest change since then has been the band’s vocalist. After the departure of Nate Johnson earlier last year, Greg Wilburn (Oblige) briefly filled in so the band could carry out their touring plans. Just before the band entered The Machine Shop, they brought in Joe Badolato (Diamond Cutter) as the brand new full-time vocalist.

“We found Joe at a perfect time,” says guitarist Will Putney. “We had just come off months of touring with a vocalist we knew wasn’t built to handle the lifestyle and stresses that come with being in a full-time band.” Badolato’s first show with the band was at The Brooklyn Asylum in Brooklyn, NY.

The band recently wrapped up a highly successful run supporting SUICIDE SILENCE alongside label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS. Putney concludes, “Joe is an extremely humble and down to earth dude and is a killer singer. Bringing him into Fit For An Autopsy has elevated the band to a really cool creative spot, and we’re excited about the future with him as our frontman.”
5/08 Albany, NY @ Trickshots
5/09 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
5/10 Reading, PA @ The Reverb
5/11 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/12 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
5/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/14 Houston, TX @ Walters
5/15 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
5/17 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/18 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep Cafe
5/19 Denver, CO @ Moon Room
5/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/21 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
5/22 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
5/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
5/24 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/25 S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick’s
5/26 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
5/28 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/29 Kamloops, BC @ Inlander Pub
5/30 Calgary, AB @ Nite Owl
6/02 Eau Claire, WI @ The Oxford
6/03 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
6/04 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
6/05 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
6/07 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

Solanum to Support DRI in Orangevale, California with Conceived In Chaos, Yankee Brutal & Petty Education

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For discount tickets hit up Udi – 916-904-2363

SOLANUM is a Thrash Metal Band from Sacramento, CA. SOLANUM formed in 2010 by members Udi (Guitar), Dustin Cooknick (Drums), Joe Arellanes (Lead Guitar and Vocals) and Jason McLeod (Bass). The band recorded their first demo titled SOLANUM that is available here and at all of our shows. ‘The Rotting’ ‘Echoes of the Dead’ & ‘Hurry up and Die’ are usually part of the bands set list. The continuous show playing led to opening acts for national touring bands Destruction (Germany) , Kreator (Germany), Testament, Soulfly, Metal Church, Warbringer, Havok and more. SOLANUM continues to Thrash the Sacramento and surrounding areas while working on setting up the band’s first west coast Tour later 2015.

Attila Confirmed for Main Stage of 2015 Vans Warped Tour‏

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Attila slayed stages all over the U.S. in the fall upon the November 24 release of Guilty Pleasure.

But your boys will be back and taking over North America once again this summer, as they will return to the Vans Warped Tour, performing on the main stage for the entire trek.

Attila are obviously enthused about spending their summer vacation as part of Vans Warped Tour for the third year in a row. They are also performing on the entire tour for back-to-back years.

“We are extremely excited to be spending another summer on Warped Tour with all of you,” singer Fronz said about the good news. “This is by far our favorite tour to be on, and we have lots of exciting plans for you. Come hang out with us all summer long on the Main Stage!”

That sounds like an order that the Villain Army will have no choice but to follow.

In other Attila news, Fronz recently launched his photo-sharing app, Spur, which allows users to post and share any photos they wish, without commenting, making for a truly hate-free experience. All details about Spur are here.

The band’s “Hate Me” video dropped earlier this winter, with Fronz and co. posing as cops and reinventing the notion of the long arm of the law as only they can. It has caused quite a bit of a stir. Put your hands up and watch it here.

Fans can grab Guilty Pleasure here.

WARPED TOUR 2015 DATES

JUNE 19: Pomona, CA – Venue TBA
JUNE 20: San Francisco, CA – Venue TBA
JUNE 21: Ventura, CA – Venue TBA
JUNE 23: Albuquerque, NM – Venue TBA
JUNE 26: Houston, TX – Venue TBA
JUNE 27: Dallas, TX – Venue TBA
JUNE 28: San Antonio, TX – Venue TBA
JULY 01: Nashville, TN – Venue TBA
JULY 02: Atlanta, GA – Venue TBA
JULY 03: Tampa-St.Petersburg, FL – Venue TBA
JULY 04: Miami, FL – Venue TBA
JULY 05: Orlando, FL – Venue TBA
JULY 07: Charlotte, NC – Venue TBA
JULY 08: Virginia Beach, VA – Venue TBA
JULY 09: Pittsburgh, PA – Venue TBA
JULY 10: Philadelphia, PA – Venue TBA
JULY 11: New York, NY – Venue TBA
JULY 12: Hartford, CT – Venue TBA
JULY 14: Boston, MA – Venue TBA
JULY 15: Buffalo, NY – Venue TBA
JULY 16: Cincinnati, OH – Venue TBA
JULY 17: Toronto, ON – Venue TBA
JULY 18: Washington, D.C. – Venue TBA
JULY 19: Holmdel, NJ – Venue TBA
JULY 21: Scranton, PA – Venue TBA
JULY 23: Cleveland, OH – Venue TBA
JULY 24: Detroit, MI – Venue TBA
JULY 25: Chicago, IL – Venue TBA
JULY 26: Minneapolis, MN – Venue TBA
JULY 27: St. Louis, MO – Venue TBA
JULY 28: Milwaukee, WI – Venue TBA
JULY 29: Indianapolis, IN – Venue TBA
JULY 30: Kansas City, KS – Venue TBA
AUGUST 01: Salt Lake City, UT – Venue TBA
AUGUST 02: Denver, CO – Venue TBA
AUGUST 04: Mesa, AZ – Venue TBA
AUGUST 05: San Diego, CA – Venue TBA
AUGUST 07: Portland, OR – Venue TBA
AUGUST 08: Seattle, WA – Venue TBA

WARPED TOUR 2015 LINEUP

Man Overboard
Citizen
Silverstein
Carousel Kings
Mallory Knox
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
American Opera
Brian Marquis
Buttons,
Grey Gordon
Koji
Meghann Wright
Onward, etc.
PVRIS (Dates TBD)
SayWeCanFly
Speak Low If You Speak Love (7/9-7/14)
Transit
Motion City Soundtrack (6/19-6/21)
Major League
New Years Day
Set It Off
Kenneths
Ho99o9
Moose Blood
New Beat Fund
PVRIS
Alvarez Kings
PUP
The Karma Killers
Mod Sun
Emarosa
Babe Rexha
’68
MS Lars
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Transit
Black Veil Brides
Metro Station
Night Riots
Juliet Simms
Seaway
This Wild Life
The Amity Affliction
Jule Vera
ChrisB
The Dirty Nil
Have Mercy
Our Last Night
Slaves
Riff Raff
BoyMeetsWorld
Candy Hearts
I Killed The Prom Queen
Sirens And Sailors (7/14-8/8)
Youth In Revolt
Being As An Ocean
Born Cages
Rotting Out
While She Sleeps
Baby Baby
Icon For Hire
Matchbook Romance (6/19-7/11)
The Relapse Symphony (6/19-7/12)
The Wonder Years
Black Boots
Escape The Fate
Hands Like Houses
Le Castle Vania
M4Sonic
As It Is
Beautiful Bodies
Crossfaith
Fit For A King
Splitbreed
Alive Like Me (6/19-7/12)
Blessthefall
Hundredth
Lee Corey Oswald
Trophy Eyes
Family Force 5 (6/19-8/5, 8/8)
Neck Deep
Palisades
Front Porch Step
Handguns
Kosha Dillz

A+ Dropouts (6/19-7/3)
Attila
August Burns Red
Drama Club
False Puppet (7/23-8/8)
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans

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KRISIUN enters the studio with Erik Rutan‏

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Death metal maniacs KRISIUN just entered Mana Recording Studios in Florida, USA to start the recording of their new album, set to be released in the late summer/early autumn of 2015.

The producer of the new album is nobody less than Erik Rutan, the brain and heart of death metal masters HATE ETERNAL and former guitarist of MORBID ANGEL. Rutan has worked as a producer for his own band as well as for CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, SIX FEET UNDER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, to name just a few– additionally, he also co-produced KRISIUN’s Conquerors of Armageddon album back in 1999!

Rutan comments:
“Working with KRISIUN at Mana Recording is such an honor for me. We worked together on ‘Conquerors of Armageddon’ in 1999 during the beginning stages of my producing career and for us to work together again now is just fantastic! KRISIUN are one of the best death metal bands out there. Their bond musically and creatively is so unique. The new material is outstanding….fast and heavy with this savage primal brutality! Lots of vibe and dynamics. The drum tones and performances came out pummeling. The rhythm guitars are huge and tight as hell. The bass is punishingly heavy and attacking. We have started tracking vocals now and starting to work on additional guitars and solos as well. This will be an album every death metal fan surely cannot miss!”

KRISIUN is also confirmed for the following European festivals for this summer; more club show dates to follow shortly:

KRISIUN live 2015:
June 12, 2015 – Chronical Moshers – Mühlteich, DE
June 13, 2015 – Berlin – K17, DE
June 14, 2015 – Amstelveen – P 60, NL
August 7, 2015 – Brutal Assault – Josevof, CZ
August 8, 2015 – Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
August 9, 2015 – Sylak – Saint Maurice de Gourdans, FR
August 10, 2015 – Montepellier – Secret Place, FR
August 11, 2015 – St-Maurice – Manoir, CH
August 13, 2015 – Rockstad Extreme – Rasnov, RO
August 15, 2015 – Rockstad – Falun, SE
August 16, 2015 – Motocultor – Saint-Nolff, FR
August 17, 2015 – Tillburg – Little Devil, NL
August 18, 2015 – Siegen – Vortex, DE
August 19, 2015 – Weinheim – Cafe Zentral, DE
August 20, 2015 – München – Backstage, DE
August 21, 2015 – Kaltenbach OA – Spital am Semmering, AT
August 22, 2015 – Metal Mean Festival – Mean, BE
August 23, 2015 – Rotterdam – Baroeg, NL

Secrets Of The Sky To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Metal Blade Records This May‏

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Oakland-based atmospheric doom quintet and recent Metal Blade signees, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length this May. Titled Pathway, the mammoth thirteen-track follow-up to 2013’s critically-heralded To Sail Black Waters full-length was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY and finds the band at their most poignant.

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY’s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Comments Bartholomew of first single, “Three Swords:” “‘Three Swords’ was the first song we put together for the new album when we started writing it back a year or so ago. In fact, the songs on the album were written in the order they appear on the record. The first album, To Sail Black Waters, ends with a single guitar part fading out, and the same riff fades in to the Pathway album via ‘Three Swords.’ The song is just a piece of the overall puzzle that constitutes Pathway, which I believe as an album is more well-rounded and dynamic as a whole than any of our previous work.

Cultural Warfare To Support DRI in San Jose, California with A Band Of Orcs, The King Must Die and Angerhead

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For discount tickets….Kenny or Cultural Warfare

Cultural Warfare is based on the concept of not being classified, labeled or catagorized in any sub genre of the METAL scene.
With members born thousands of miles apart yet raised in the Bay Area and having strong ties to the historic Thrash Metal scene spawned by powerhouse bands such as Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, Death Angel, Vio-lence, D.R.I. and countless others.
Our mission statement is to continue what these great bands have started with our own unique blend of style and influences from Machine Head,Napalm Death,Arch Enemy,Slayer etc.
With shredding guitars, thunderous machinegun percussions, dragline bass rippage infused with with sociopolitical commentary ranging from serial killers to black market organ trading.
We seek to establish the fact that NO MATTER what style of of METAL you play, listen to, or was influneced by…the ROOT of it all IS METAL! And that is all Cultural Warfare strives to be. A kickass, no holds barred, smashmouth METAL BAND!!!\m/

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White Knuckle Riot Announce New Drummer

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“White Knuckle Riot has made a change to our line up. We are very happy to announce the arrival of our new member and drummer. Brian “Beatdown” Kelly. Brian’s decision to join WKR is an honor. We feel privileged to be adding his talent to our sound. Brian’s years of experience, energy and influence are going to be a great addition to our music and performances!”

Death Valley High Announce Covers EP w/Guest Vocals from Chino Moreno/Mark Osegueda; Join Orgy for Tour‏

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Death Valley High, the Bay Area band Consequence of Sound described as “hook-happy goth rock,” are currently wrapping up work on a five-song EP titled Duel with guest vocals from Deftones’ Chino Moreno, RevCo’s Chris Connelly and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda. The EP arrives in May with a release date to be announced shortly.
Death Valley High joins Orgy for the “Sick Talk Tour” which launches tonight at the Marquis Theater in Denver.  Jay Gordon of Orgy recently said of the line-up: “We’re excited to bring the fans a super-charged, and chaotic show, as well as introduce fans to some fresh new music.”
From Death Valley High singer/guitar player Reyka Osburn: “We are thrilled to be on the ‘Sick Talk Tour’ with Orgy and 9Electric to bring the DVH flav to new crowds. The “cruel summer” is coming (hint) and we’re excited to usher in our newest effort Duel, an EP of covers with some of our closest friends and conspirators.”
Both of Death Valley High’s full-length albums, Positive Euth and Doom, In Bloom are available for $5.99 via Bandcamp (deathvalleyhigh.bandcamp.com).
Tour dates are:
March 25     Denver, CO     Marquis Theater
March 27     Minneapolis, MN     POV’s
March 28     Waterloo, IA     Spicoli’s
March 29     Des Moines, IA     Vaudeville Mews
March 31     Joliet, IL     Mojoes
April 1     Cleveland, OH     Agora Theatre
April 3     Amityville, NY     Revolution Bar
April 4     Winchester, VA     Blue Fox Billiards
April 5     Beckley, WV     Muncheez
April 7     Louisville, KY     Expo Five
April 8     St. Louis, MO     Firebird
April 9     Clarkesville, TN    The Warehouse
April 11    St. Petersburg, FL     State Theatre
April 12     Sanford, FL     West End Trading Company
April 16     San Antonio, TX     Fitzgerald’s
April 17     Houston, TX     Scout Bar
April 18     Austin, TX     Dirty Dog Bar
April 19     Dallas, TX     Tree’s
April 20     Oklahoma City, OK     The Conservatory
April 22     Colorado Springs, CO     Black Sheep
April 25     Spokane, WA     Palomino Club
April 26    Lewiston, ID     3rd Wheel
April 28     Seattle, WA     El Corazon
April 30     Portland, OR     Bossanova Ballroom
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HAMMER KING’s ‘Kingdom of the Hammer King’ coming May 5 on Cruz Del Sur Music‏

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC will release the debut album Kingdom of the Hammer King from new epic power metal sensation HAMMER KING on May 5 in North America!

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HAMMER KING represent the perfect, balanced heavy sound of the German power metal tradition, highlighted by  the right dose of epic tones. The music  moves around the figure of singer/guitarist/composer Titan Fox (ROSS THE BOSS’ singer). The line-up is completed by former SALTATIO MORTIS drummer Dolph A. Macallan , K.K. Basement on bass and Gino Wilde on guitar.  All the musicians involved in this band have an aged and trained background in metal music, as demonstrated through the masterful Kingdom of the Hammer King!


What surprises most on the album is the catchy immediacy of the compositions. Indeed, the melodies and glorious guitar solos embed and remain in the brain. “Aderlass;  blood of Sacrifice,” “Chancellor of Glory,” and the title track are a perfect examples of epic power metal anthems that’ll have you singing at the top of your lungs and fist-pumping for the duration. All killer, no filler; Kingdom of the Hammer King is the complete package!


Kingdom Of The Hammer King was recorded and produced at the Greywolf Studios by POWERWOLF’s own Charles Greywolf The cover artwork was created by German Artist Timo Würz who was able to capture with his art  the essence and power of the band. The LP version will include a bonus track “Leather Indians (of Steel).”

You can get a taste of HAMMER KING by listening to the album’s title track here.

I) Kingdom of the Hammer King
I am the King
Aderlass; The Blood of Sacrifice
Chancellor of Glory
II) I am the Hammer King
Blood Angels
Visions of A Healed World
Figure in The Black
We Are The Hammer
III) Glory to the Hammer King