Misery Index will be hitting the road October 27th with Hate Eternal, Beyond Creation and Rivers of Nihil!

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Oct. 27 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Oct. 28 Baltimore, MD @ Orpheus

Oct. 29 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

Oct. 30 Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station

Oct. 31 Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog Cincinnati

Nov. 1 New Baltimore, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge

Nov. 2 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

Nov. 3 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Live

Nov. 4 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

Nov. 5 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn

Nov. 6 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

Nov. 7 Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub

Nov. 8 TBA

Nov. 10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

Nov. 11 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Nov. 12 Portland, OR @ Dante’s

Nov. 13 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater

Nov. 14 Glendale, CA @ Complex

Nov. 15 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red Theaters %

Nov. 16 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

Nov. 18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

Nov. 19 TBA

Nov. 20 Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

Nov. 21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

Nov. 22 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

Nov. 24 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Saint Petersburg *

Nov. 25 Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co. *

* Hate Eternal only

% With Cattle Decapitation

New Soreption Video Interview In Oakland, California

Soreption is a technical death metal band from Sundsvall, Västernorrlands län, Sweden. Formed in 2005, they are best known for their fast melodies and sharp riffs.

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Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with vocalist Fredrik Söderberg of Soreption @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, California

Soreption is a technical death metal band from Sundsvall, Västernorrlands län, Sweden. Formed in 2005, they are best known for their fast melodies and sharp riffs. In 2013, Soreption was chosen among a list of acts selected to perform at The Summer Slaughter Tour. They have released one EP and two full-length albums.

Members of the Sacramento metal band Psychosomatic thrash, thrive on word-of-mouth, playing live.

After four successful tours across the country and a small handful of West Coast tours, the band has become a veritable headliner without ever having proper distribution or a significant record label to help finance and back tours. As luck would have it, they will start yet another five-week trek directly following their upcoming CD release show at Blue Lamp.

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Psychosomatic is a local thrash metal band started by bassist/vocalist Jeff Salgado back in 1987 whose members have thrived on playing live and, as a result, have grown their fan base organically through word-of-mouth and booking DIY tours.

These days—nearly 30 years in its career—the band is rounded out guitarist Toby Swope (who joined in 2001), lead guitarist Daniel Mills (2011), and newest member and drummer, Jared Klein, who joined earlier this year after the record was already tracked.

For the uninitiated, Psychosomatic, who play Friday, September 18 at the Blue Lamp, makes music that’s steeped in the tradition of ‘80s thrash without sounding dated or derivative. After releasing and selling out of their initial pressings of their full-length records The Unquenchable Thirst (2006) and Another Disease (2010), the band spent a considerable time on the road playing every nook and cranny of the United States.

After four successful tours across the country and a small handful of West Coast tours, the band has become a veritable headliner without ever having proper distribution or a significant record label to help finance and back tours. As luck would have it, they will start yet another five-week trek directly following their upcoming CD release show at Blue Lamp.

The band’s latest album is called Clicking Sound of a Hammer Pulled Back and the title couldn’t be more apropos given the ferocity of the songs. After recording with producer / engineer Joe Johnston at Pus Cavern Studios, they paired up with longtime resident Kenny Hoffman and his boutique metal, Buriedinhell Records, which has released countless local and regional bands with great success.

From the opening track “Chemical Burn” which sounds like an early Demolition Hammer, Vio-Lence, or Nuclear Assault outtake, the album is fully unrelenting. Other standout tracks include the mid-tempo “The Summoning,” which will more than likely, incite a few random acts of violence and, perhaps the strongest track on the album, ‘Hemorrhage,” which pays homage to early Slayer among others.

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We’ve always been a DIY band and done everything ourselves. Kenny (Hoffman) and I have known each other for years and us pairing up only seemed natural. It was inevitable we would eventually put out an album with him” said Jeff Salgado in a recent phone interview.

We discussed releasing a record on his label at different times since he promotes very well in our genre space. This time it happened and already the advance press is working in our favor.”

Even while Salgado knows members of pretty much every major thrash band, he is quick to point out that he rarely uses his connections.

We’ve worked for everything we have and don’t like asking bigger bands for shows. We often get approached to support headliners in the Bay Area,” he said. “We’ve played with tons of great bands like Possessed, Exodus, Hirax, Attitude Adjustment, and M.O.D. but all have been by invitation rather than groveling.”

And while most artists may find the task of booking a national tour rather daunting, Salgado said it’s actually not that hard.

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Bands these days are just lazy. Today you have everything at your fingertips and there are always venues looking for new acts. Unfortunately, this industry is very ego-driven and a lot of bands are afraid to show any humility and possibly play some empty rooms on a tour,” he said. “We did a five week tour in 2013 and it was the best tour we ever did. Although we had two shows canceled in Cleveland and it really messed with our routine of playing back-to-back shows, it all worked out.”

Catch Psychosomatic at 8 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the Blue Lamp, 1400 Alhambra Boulevard. The Kennedy Veil, Jack Ketch, Solanum, XTOM HANX, and Abominous. Are also on the bill. $10.

By Eddie Jorgensen

John 5 and Doyle to Hit The Road on ‘Mad Monster’ Tour

Select dates will also feature former Misfits member Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and his band, Doyle.

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Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist, John 5, announces the Mad Monster Tour featuring his band John 5 And The Creatures. Select dates will also feature former Misfits member Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and his band, Doyle. John 5 And The Creatures kick off the tour with a special show in Ramona, CA on November 4th. Tickets are available now on john-5.com.

Tour dates:

November
4 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey A Go Go **
6 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d **
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater **
8 – Ventura, CA – Discovery* *
10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge* *
12 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk **
13 – Fresno, CA – TBD
18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
20 – Tyler, TX – Click’s
21 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

** dates with Doyle

Yuba City’s Cataclysmic Assault To Open For Cattle Decapitation @ The Boardwalk 9/15/15 Discount Tickets Available

CATACLYSMIC ASSAULT is a Thrash/Death Metal band based out of Yuba City, CA

CATACLYSMIC ASSAULT is a Thrash/Death Metal band based out of Yuba City, CA

The band is composed of 5 members and has been active since 2014.

 Cataclysmic Assault has a strong fan base in northern California and it is growing larger by the day.

discount tickets available @ Don Turner Aaron Unholy Chris Pugh Rex Smith

Quality Footage Of San Francisco Fear Factory Concert

Asked whose idea it was to perform Fear Factorys classic classic 1995 sophomore album, “Demanufacture”, on the band’s Australian tour, Burton C. Bell told The Rockpit: “It was kinda like a joke at first. Last time we were there for ‘The Industrialist’ on tour, we were playing a lot of tracks from ‘Demanufacture’, and we just thought, ‘Why don’t we just play the whole damn record?’ and the promoter was, like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a great idea.

Fear Factory had just completed touring North America as the support act for Megadeth . Also appearing on the bill was Nonpoint.

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The trek kicked off on November 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota and concluded on December 19 in Reno, Nevada.

Asked whose idea it was to perform Fear Factorys classic classic 1995 sophomore album, “Demanufacture”, on the band’s Australian tour, Burton C. Bell told The Rockpit: “It was kinda like a joke at first. Last time we were there for ‘The Industrialist’ on tour, we were playing a lot of tracks from ‘Demanufacture’, and we just thought, ‘Why don’t we just play the whole damn record?’ and the promoter was, like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a great idea. We should plan it properly,’ and blah blah blah, and just started talking about it. And we thought about it, and it was Australia that embraced Fear Factory wholeheartedly first and so Australia was where we received our first silver and gold records for ‘Demanufacture’, so we figured that we’d go to Australia.”

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce The Second Headlining Leg of The Indiemerch Tour 2015‏

The tour will run in two parts featuring some of our favorite bands from each genre. On Part I (10/01 – 10/24) thrash masters Iron Reagan will provide the circle pits at maximum velocity,Harms Way will bring their brutally heavy style of hardcore, and opening act Maruta will set the tone for the night with their brand of death metal grindcore.

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The Black Dahlia Murder officially announce the second headlining leg of the “Indiemerch 2015 Tour,” which kicks off Nov 27th and features Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos andArtificial Brain. TBDM and friends are stoked to help celebrate a decade of merchandise and mayhem. TBDM has been part of the IndieMerch family since the beginning and continues to crush with their new album, Abysmal, which is set for a Sept 18th release.

INDIEMERCH TOUR 2015: PART I
The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harms Way, and Maruta
Tickets on sale now
10/01 : Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
10/02 : Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
10/03 : Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/04 : Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/05 : London, ON @ London Music Hall
10/07 : Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
10/08 : Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid
10/09 : Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
10/10 : Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11 : Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
10/13 : Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/14 : Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/15 : Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/16 : Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/17 : Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/18 : Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/20 : Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
10/21 : Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/22 : Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
10/23 : Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
10/24 : Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch

INDIEMERCH TOUR 2015: PART II
The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos & Artificial Brain
Tickets on sale Friday, September 11th
11/27 : Joliet, IL @ The Tree
11/28 : Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/29 : Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/30 : Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/03 : San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/04 : Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
12/05 : Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
12/07 : San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
12/08 : Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/09 : Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/11 : Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/12 : Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/14 : Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/15 : Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/16 : New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
12/17 : Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12/18 : Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
12/19 : Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
12/20 : Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Vocalist Trevor Strnad had this to say about the upcoming trek: “It’s a pleasure for us to be involved in IndieMerch’s anniversary tour, they are the greatest merch company in the world and have been doing right by us for years. We’ve assembled quite a tour together showcasing some of the most killer bands out there from all walks of extremely heavy music. We are proud to be a part of it and we hope to see your smiling faces in the crowd each night!

The tour will run in two parts featuring some of our favorite bands from each genre. On Part I (10/01 – 10/24) thrash masters Iron Reagan will provide the circle pits at maximum velocity,Harms Way will bring their brutally heavy style of hardcore, and opening act Maruta will set the tone for the night with their brand of death metal grindcore. Part II (11/27 – 12/20) will feature New Orlean’s masters of the dark arts Goatwhore, even MORE thrash from Iron Reagan, the modern technical metal mastery of Entheos (featuring 3/5th of now classic IndieMerch band Animosity!), and Profound Lore death metallers Artificial Brain.