Brand Spankin New Lyric Video From Anger As Art

For those new to this band, Anger As Art are a totally ripping thrash/speed metal group which also boast elements of both death and power metal. Members Steve Gaines (vocals, guitar), Rob Alaniz (drums, vocals), Daniel Oliverio (guitar, vocals), and Eric Bryan (vocals, bass) reside in Los Angeles, CA and are now gearing up to release their latest metal onslaught, ‘Ad Mortem Festinamus,’ on March 11, 2016 via Old School Metal Records.

OTEP Announces “GENERATION DOOM” North American Tour‏

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will embark on the “Generation Doom” tour in April. Support on the trek, which kicks off April in 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada and runs through May 28 in West Hollywood, California, will come from Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), SEPTEMBER MOURNING, THROUGH FIRE and DOLL SKIN.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock**
Apr. 10 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater**
Apr. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Apr. 12 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk**
Apr. 14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
Apr. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Apr. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Apr. 17 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Apr. 18 – Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios**
Apr. 19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr. 20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
Apr. 21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Apr. 23 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
Apr. 24 – Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**
Apr. 26 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**
Apr. 27 – Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**
Apr. 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**
Apr. 29 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Apr. 30 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
May 01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**
May 04 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
May 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 06 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
May 07 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 09 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
May 11 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
May 12 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
May 13 – Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop
May 14 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
May 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks
May 17 – Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
May 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
May 20 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
May 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
May 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 24 – Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
May 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
May 28 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

Ravn Of 1349 Talks Beer And Saving Black Metal

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1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band’s name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.
1349 formed in 1997 and comprises several former members of the band Alvheim. Drummer Frost is also a member of Satyricon.

Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Ravn of 1349 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco

“I disliked the direction that Norwegian black metal took in the late half of the 90’s, I wanted it to take a step away from all the symphonic, pompous sounding. So I just took matters into my own hands.” Ravn of 1349


2nd annual Lost Highway Motorcycle show and concert lineup announced!

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“Music is so much more than what you call it, what you brand it,” says Gilbert. “I love the idea of putting together a line-up across genre lines, but just having a common ground in the intensity of how they play and how real their music is. You look at these people, and you know they mean it. It’s cool to be part of bringing this line-up together.”

Lost Highway–a motorcycle, music and camping destination festival–will be held Saturday, July 23rd at San Manuel Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA, beneath the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. The Southern California festival will feature headliner Brantley Gilbert, with performances by Social Distortion, Justin Moore, Eagles Of Death Metal, Chevy Metal (featuring Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters), Face To Face, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tony Joe White, Colt Ford, Paul Cauthen, and more.

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Lost Highway Reserved Seats, Festival General Admission tickets, VIP and camping packages go on sale this Friday, February 26 at 10:00 AM PT through Ticketmaster. A limited quantity of Lost Highway Early Bird Festival General Admission tickets will be available for as low as $15. Lost Highway VIP packages include all-day access to the Lost Highway VIP Lounge with dedicated cash bar and private restrooms, seating areas, bag check, and food truck cuisine for purchase. For full details on tickets, VIP and camping package options, visit  


Festival attendees will experience much more than great music at Lost Highway, which is rooted in the tradition and camaraderie of a global destination for motorcycle riders. The central core of Lost Highway is the motorcycle culture experience. Enthusiasts from around the country will bring their stunning custom bikes to the motorcycle showcase on the festival grounds.

Lost Highway gets underway at 2:00 PM, featuring a full day of live music, with motorcycle builders and enthusiasts from around the country showcasing their custom bikes to the crowd and to editors of the world’s top custom motorcycle magazinesHot Bike, Baggers and Street Chopper. The magazines will host the motorcycle shows, with their editors judging the custom creations and awarding trophies and prizes.

Lost Highway is a motorcycle culture experience featuring top-tier motorcycle professionals including builders, parts and accessories manufacturers, riding gear creators, custom leathersmiths and jewelry designers/makers in the vendor village.  UNKNOWN Industries’ team of riders will entertain attendees with their freestyle Harley-Davidson riding, with demos throughout the day.

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Lost Highway will feature the incredible works of some of the most talented motorcycle specialists in the business including Quaid Harley-Davidson—taking over the festival area for the second year in a row—along withKraus Motor Co., Taylor Schultz, Roland Sands Designs, Geico Motorcycle Insurance, Simpson Motorcycle Helmets, Big Al’s Cycles, Espinoza’s Leather Goods, Speakeasy Original, Speed Merchant, San Diego Customs, Lyndall Brakes, Rusty Butcher, and many more.

We’re riding out and ready for year two of Lost Highway in the San Bernardino Mountains,” says John Reese of SGE. “With music from Brantley, Social D, Justin and Eagles Of Death Metal, plus Chevy Metal, Face To Face, BRMC and many more, it’s a great value for California’s premier motorcycle and music event.”

In addition, Lost Highway offers weekend camping on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 for those who want to make the show a weekend getaway. The official Lost Highway kick-off party on Friday night is exclusively for those who purchase weekend Camping or VIP packages.

Festival doors open at 2:00 PM, music starts at 2:30 PM, and the show ends at 11:00 PM.

Lost Highway is a short ride from Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, San Joaquin Valley and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.

Lost Highway is made possible through the support of partner Quaid Harley-Davidson, with more to be announced.

Dani Filth of Cradle Of Filth discusses old school metal favorites, writing with new members and new album.

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Dani Filth talks to Iron Serbian about recording with the new members, old metal favorites, living in England, being signed to Epic/Sony and more @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California 02/20/16

Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band’s musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more “produced” amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry,mythology and horror films.

The band’s style has been described as symphonic black metal,[67] gothic metal, “gothic black metal”and even “dark metal”.However, the band’s evolving sound has allowed them to continue resisting definitive categorisation. They are audibly influenced by Iron Maiden, have collaborated on projects like Christian Death’s Born Again Anti-Christian album (on the track “Peek-a-Boo”) and have even dabbled outside of metal music with dance remixes (such as “Twisting Further Nails” and “Pervert’s Church” which was absorbed into “From The Cradle To Enslave – Under Martian Rule Remix”), although these have fallen by the wayside in recent years.

Appearing on the BBC music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks on 9 April 2001, Filth jokingly claimed Cradle’s sound as “heavy funk”, and in an October 2006 interview stated, “we’d rather be known as solely ‘Cradle of Filth’, I think, than be hampered by stupid genre barriers.

Sacramento’s First Festival 2016 Line Up Announced

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First Festival debuted at Riverwalk Park in West Sacramento on May 23rd, 2015. The festival featured 18 bands across 3 stages with 10 food trucks and over 40 local vendors. Throughout the festival, they had about 3,000 attendees.

First Festival 2016 is Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at Southside Park in downtown Sacramento.

Playing on the two Main Stages: Epsilona, Tell the Wolves, Drop Dead Red, At Both Ends, Death of Reason, Surviving the Era, Death Party at the Beach, California Riot Act, Urd-Om, Humble Wolf, Sun Valley Gun Club, Whiskey and Stitches, That Kid Raja, Simpl3Jack, Zeroclient, Clockwork Hero, Rebel Radio, Conceived in Chaos, Slaves of Manhattan, A Mile Till Dawn, Face the Horizon, Simple Creation, Skyler’s Pool, The Nickel Slots, Thunderchief, Heat of Damage and The ClayDogs.

Playing in the Craft Beer Lounge: Be Brave Bold Robot, The Heartbreak Time Machine, Campfire Crooners, Andrew Castro, Honyock, Justin Farren, Blue Oaks, The Stoneberries, Peter Holden, Chowder Heart and Friends, Sean Fleming, James Vincent, Sweet Taunts, The Hey Nows, Patrick Dunn and The Rattlin’ Bones. 

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Rising Bay Area Metal band Mudface Releases Powerful track & video for “HellFoot”‏


Rising Bay Area Metal band Mudface have released “HellFoot”, the powerful lead single and video for “HellFoot” from their forthcoming album “The Bane Of Existence”.

Chris Dinsmore, the band’s lead singer, describes the song and video this way: “The song “Hellfoot” is about making the right choices in life… Too many times, we end up listening to that devil on our shoulder and it ends up proving fatal. The concept behind the “Hellfoot” video goes beyond making choices for yourself.  It’s more about choices being made for you because you are not strong enough in your own head to fight off those devils… Like sheep being led to the slaughter.  The video was shot in a studio in Santa Rosa, California byMike Sloat, who has directed videos for Exodus, Testament, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and American Headcharge.  Many of our fellow musicians and fans did an outstanding job acting as extras in the video. Having them participate made it extra special for the band – we truly appreciate their support!”

Formed in 2005 by Chris Dinsmore and Ted Aguilar (Death Angel), Mudface has released 2 Self-titled EP’S, and one full length album titled “ANTI” that was produced by Tim Narducci (Systematic, Spiral Arms).  “ANTI” received Metal Radio airplay all over the world.  The current lineup of Mudface came together as a band over time while crossing paths in the Bay Area Metal scene. Magnetized by their shared musical influences of icons like Megadeth, Death Angel, Testament, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden, among others – One by one, they were all drawn into the Mudface universe. Lead vocalist Chris Dinsmore is the only original and founding member currently with the band.  Keyboardist Brett Crane came on board in 2009; Rob Kolowitz and son Grant are one of the only Father/Son teams in Metal and joined the band in late 2012. Bassist Jim Pegram joined during the writing of “The Bane of Existence” in early 2015. Drummer Tim Davis joined in late 2015 after the album was recorded, and the band’s current lineup was solidified.

The band has earned a reputation as intense and maniacal live performers in the Bay area and throughout the Western Half of the U.S. playing with Exodus, Death Angel, High On Fire and Otep, among others.  The band has played on big stages: In 2013, Mudface won the “Headbang To The Highway” Competition sponsored by Sumerian Records and played the Mayhem Festival @the Shoreline Amphitheatre with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, and Machine Head. The band has also performed on the U.S.S. Hornet and the legendary Queen Mary.

The new album “The Bane Of Existence” was produced bySahaj Ticotin (RA) & Bob Marlette (Atreyu, Coal Chamber, Rob Zombie, Seether) and will be released on March 18th, 2016.  Tour dates are now being booked to coincide with the album release and will be announced in early March.

Some Fear None Release New Video For Out of Our Hands & Nominated For 2016 Sacramento Area Music Awards‏


Sacramento, CA based Some Fear None have unleashed their new video for “Out of Our Hands”.

Some Fear None truly has a rock sound of their own, mixing Grunge with Metal, Alternative, and Hard Rock. In a short span, the group have completely put the West Coast hard rock scene in a choke-hold with critical acclaim with KRXQ’s 98 Rock naming them their most liked band of 2013 and winning ‘Most Outstanding Hard Rock band’ at the 2015 Sammy Awards. Some Fear None have been nominated for three 2016 Sacramento Area Music Awards by the Sacramento News & Review for Artist of the Year, best ‪‎Hard Rock act, and best Live Performer.
Some Fear None are set to release their new song ‘Threshold’ on Saturday April 16th at The Boardwalk in Sacramento, CA with support from Sages, Control, and Surviving the Era. Tickets are now available from Some Fear None.

Fallujah “Dreamless” album release date and details revealed


Progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, entitled Dreamless, on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Dreamless was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) in Orlando, FL at Audiohammer. Cover art was created by Peter Mohrbacher.

Dreamless track list:
1. Face Of Death
2. Adrenaline
3. The Void Alone
4. Abandon
5. Scar Queen
6. Dreamless
7. The Prodigal Son
8. Amber Gaze
9. Fidelio
10. Wind For Wings
11. Les Silences
12. Lacuna

FALLUJAH caused quite a stir in the music world with the release of their latest album, The Flesh Prevails. It topped several “best of 2014” lists in not only the metal world, but in the progressive music community as well and won over scores of new fans with their fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal!

FALLUJAH’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music, has helped them build their own die-hard fan-base from the ground-up through several releases; 2009’s Leper Colony EP, 2011’s The Harvest Wombs LP, Nomadic EP in 2013, and most recently their critically acclaimed album The Flesh Prevails.

The Flesh Prevails was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA over the course of a few months. It features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (SPAWN OF POSSESSION, ex-OBSCURA, ex-NECROPHAGIST) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam. The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland’s

“Unhallowed Resurrection MMXVI Tour”
04-08-16               Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s Music Room
04-09-16               Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
04-10-16               Harrisburg, PA – The Champ
04-11-16               Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
04-13-16               Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Side Room
04-14-16               Long Island, NY – Amity Music Hall
04-15-16               Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04-16-16               Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
04-17-16               Philadelphia, PA – The Voltage Lounge
04-18-16               Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas Live
04-19-16               Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
04-20-16               Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
04-21-16               Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04-22-16               Jacksonville, FL  – Jack Rabbits
04-23-16               Orlando, FL – The Social
04-24-16               Gainesville, FL – High Dive
04-26-16               Tallahassee, FL  – 926 Lounge (formally Pug’s)
04-27-16               Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04-28-16               Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
04-29-16               Houston, TX – Eastdown
04-30-16               Austin, TX – Mohawk
05-01-16               Lubbock, TX – Jakes
05-03-16               Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue
05-04-16               Tucson, AZ – The Rock
05-05-16               Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05-06-16               Las Vegas, NV – Divebar
05-07-16               Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
05-08-16               Glendale, CA – The Complex
05-09-16               Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
05-10-16               Fresno, CA – Strummers
05-11-16               San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall
05-12-16               Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
05-13-16               Portland, OR – Analog Theatre
05-14-16               Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
05-15-16               Boise, ID – Mardi Gras
05-16-16               Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
05-18-16               Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
05-20-16               Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05-21-16               Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
05-22-16               Madison, WI – Frequency
05-23-16               Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
05-24-16               St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05-25-16               Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
05-26-16.              Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
05-27-16               Kent, OH – The Outpost
05-28-16               Grand Rapids, MI – Hartland Performance Arts Center

Alex Hofmann – vocals
Rob Morey – bass
Andrew Baird – drums
Scott Carstairs – guitars
Brian James – guitars

Tomasz Alen Kopera and the band’s vocalist, Alex Hofmann.

Aborted Reveal New Album Artwork

abotred‘Belgium’s gore-mongers, ABORTED, have just vomited forth the cover artwork for their upcoming full-length album, Retrogore. Have a look at the pure horror and keep in mind… that guy in the mirror could easily be you!!!

Retrogore will mark ABORTED’s ninth studio album and will see a worldwide release in April of 2016 through Century Media Records. After delivering two seriously drenched and critically acclaimed albums in the form of Global Flatline (2012) and The Necrotic Manifesto (2014), ABORTED have returned to not only deliver another album jam-packed with ferociously ripping brutal death metal but also surpass all expectations with what could be considered their most mature and diverse album to date.

Don’t fear though, the berserker drums of Ken, the virtuoso guitar skills of Mendel and his new partner Ian, JB’s jackhammer bass as well as the possessed growls, shrieks and squeals of commander-in-chief Caluwé are all still prevalent, but this time, ABORTED have added a good portion of epically-crushing atmosphere throughout the twelve tracks found within Retrogore. Who dares wins! A first glimpse into the new material will be launched soon, so stay tuned!.

Need more gore? Recently ABORTED released a 5-track EP entitled Termination Reduxto celebrate the bands 20th year of existence as well as to offer fans a foretaste of what to expect on Retrogore. If you have yet to grab your copy, you better do so soon…

Destruction Reveal Cover Artwork For “Under Attack”


  1. Iconic thrash metal band DESTRUCTION have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming album Under Attack. This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
  2. “I had the vision of the exploding earth with the DESTRUCTION  skull as continents before we even had the title,” commented the band. “Never has the earth and every individual been so Under Attack: whether it’s environmental issues, wars or politics and media madness, we just destroy everything that we love! The cover brings together the classical concepts of the band’s history and fits in well with the discography…but unfortunately it also represents the current state of the world today!”
  3. The band started the recording sessions for Under Attack after the summer festivals last year and have been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. So far, they have completed the drum recordings with Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studios in Germany, as well as completing some basic recordings, mixing and mastering with VO Pulver at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland.

    Under Attack is tentatively scheduled for May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Memphis May Fire Starting Work on ‘Unconditional’ Follow-Up; Touring As Direct Support for Killswitch Engage


Memphis May Fire have entered the studio to record the follow up to their massively successful 2014 Rise Records LP, ‘Unconditional,’ which debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on the Alternative Albums chart.

For the new album, the band has enlisted producer Matt Good (From First To Last, Blessthefall, The Word Alive) with Cameron Mizell (For All Those Sleeping, Myka Relocate, Sleeping With Sirens) handling vocal production duties.

The forthcoming effort was recently selected as one of the ‘Most Anticipated Albums’ of 2016 by the editors of Alternative Press.

The Nashville, TN-based rockers will take a break from recording to serve as direct support on Killswitch Engage’s upcoming headline tour. Offering additional support is 36 Crazyfists. Tickets are on sale now.

Front man Matty Mullins says, “We’re recording our new album in Phoenix, AZ at Matt Good’s studio. He’s an exciting new producer & we are ecstatic to see what he brings to the table. Cameron Mizell will be working on my vocals as always, he’s a long time friend & one the best vocal producers is biz. We spent all year writing & preparing for this record, & it shows. This is by far our best work yet & we can’t wait to share it with the world! MMF 2016!!!”

Tour Dates

3/16 San Antonio, TX | The Aztec Theater

3/18 Dallas, TX | House of Blues

3/19 Kansas City, MO | Uptown Theater

3/21 Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works

3/23 Indianapolis, IN | Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre

3/24 Clive, IA | 7 Flags

3/25 Minneapolis, MN | Skyway Theatre

3/26 Milwaukee, WI | The Rave

3/28 Lincoln, NE | Bourbon Theatre

3/30 Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex

4/1 Seattle, WA | Showbox SODO

4/2 Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory Concert House

4/3 Vancouver, BC | Vogue Theatre

4/4 Portland, OR | Roseland Theater

4/6 Boise, ID | Knitting Factory Concert House

4/7 Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades

4/8 Pomona, CA | Fox Theater Pomona

4/9 Tempe, AZ | The Marquee

4/11 Oklahoma City, OK | Diamond Ballroom

4/12 Sauget, IL | Pop’s Nightclub

4/14 Cleveland, OH | House Of Blues

4/15 Binghamton, NY | Magic City Music Hall

4/17 Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom

4/19 London, ON | London Music Hall

4/20 Grand Rapids, MI | The Intersection

4/21 Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s

4/22 Asheville, NC | The Orange Peel

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Part Ways With Guitarist Ryan Knight And Announce US Tour With Fallujah And Disentomb

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After releasing their new album, Abysmal, last year to critical acclaim and headlining both part I and part II of the massive IndieMerch Tour, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has announced another headlining trek – this time, taking the show back to their roots. With Fallujah and Disentomb as support, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER plans to play their first full-length, 2003’s Unhallowed, in its entirety, performing at intimate venues across the US that haven’t seen the band since their debut was released.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: “We are very excited to unleash this absolutely crushing lineup upon you all and to play the much requested Unhallowed album in its entirety. The songs are sounding better than ever before, and we can’t wait for you to feast your ears on our debut album as it was meant to be heard. We will also be playing some bangers from our new album, Abysmal, and the rest of the catalog…Come out and bring your friends!”

In related news, Brandon Ellis will join THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the road as the band’s touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group. In regards to his departure, Knight comments: “After nearly seven years with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward. I feel very lucky to have had the best band-mates/crew — past and present — to traverse the world, guzzle beers, and bring the rock with every night. Thank you, guys. I’d like to give a huge thank you to all our fans for being so cool to me over the years, and all the hardworking people over at Metal Blade Records for their support, and general badassery. In the meantime, I’ll still be teaching guitar, working on new music, and just getting pretty domestic in general. Thanks again!”

Strnad adds: “When Ryan first joined the band, he drove from the hospital where his first child had just been born to begin practicing and writing with us, on the eve of the recording of our Deflorate album. In his years with the band, he made a lot of sacrifices to be with us and uphold our insanely demanding touring and recording schedule. He always gave us one-hundred percent, and for that I thank him. He is an incredible musician and creative force. It was exciting to make new material with him, and his wealth of knowledge has left its stamp on the band’s music forever. I always knew that his time in the band would be limited, and it has now come time for him to go home and be with his family. Ryan, being the stand-up dude that he is, told us of his plans to leave the band more than a year ago, and with heavy hearts we began to plan for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s future. We admire that Ryan went to such lengths to make his departure as easy on the band as possible, even going as far as to help us find a talented leadsman in Brandon Ellis — who has been lending us his tremendous guitar skills on the current TBDM tour. Knight is one of my best friends and I wish him the best in everything he does. He will always have a place here in the TBDM family. I look back at our time together with nothing but gratitude.”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Fallujah, Disentomb:

4/08/2016 Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH
4/09/2016 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
4/10/2016 The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
4/11/2016 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/13/2016 Higher Ground Side Room – Burlington, VT
4/14/2016 Amity Music Hall – Long Island, NY
4/15/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
4/17/2016 The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2016 Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
4/19/2016 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
4/20/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
4/21/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/22/2016 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
4/23/2016 The Social – Orlando, FL
4/24/2016 High Dive – Gainesville, FL
4/26/2016 926 Lounge – Tallahassee, FL
4/27/2016 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/28/2016 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
4/29/2016 Eastdown – Houston, TX
4/30/2016 Mohawk – Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Jakes – Lubbock, TX
5/03/2016 Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2016 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
5/05/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/06/2016 Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
5/07/2016 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
5/08/2016 The Complex – Glendale, CA
5/09/2016 Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
5/10/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
5/11/2016 Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2016 Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
5/13/2016 Analog Theatre – Portland, OR
5/14/2016 The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
5/15/2016 The Shredder – Boise, ID
5/16/2016 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
5/18/2016 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
5/20/2016 The District – Sioux Falls, SD
5/21/2016 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/22/2016 Frequency – Madison, WI
5/23/2016 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
5/24/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/25/2016 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
5/27/2016 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
5/28/2016 Bledfest – Howell, MI

CONAN – Premiere New Music Video “Throne Of Fire”


Prepare to be blown away by the heaviest CONAN album yet as they hack, slash and charge their way into your subconscious. These UK battle titans have just released their highly anticipated masterpiece Revengeance – out now on Napalm Records!

With inspiration taken from video games, retro sword and sorcery movies, ancient battle scenes and the hum and aroma of warm output valves they have laid down 6 songs of total heaviness, unsurpassed in their blend of brutality and tone, groove and flow.

CONAN on the new music video:
“THE END IS NEAR!!!!!!!! Soon we will head to Europe and bring the Throne of Fire to a town near you. Check out our new video for Throne of Fire! We’re looking forward to getting on the road.”

Check out their brand new music video for the track “Throne Of Fire” directed by David Paul Seymour.
CONAN will return to North American this March alongside Serial Hawk.

w/Serial Hawk:
3/3: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
3/4: Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
3/5: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
3/6: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
3/8: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/10: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
3/11: Raleigh, NC @ King’s
3/12: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
3/13: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
3/18: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Tavern (Free Show)
3/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
3/20: Glendale, CA @ Complex
3/21: Oakland, CA @ Metro
3/22: Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
3/24: Portland, OR @ Star Theater
3/25: Boise, ID @ Treefort Fest
3/26: Seattle, WA @ Highline w/ Bell Witch, Mitochondiran

ANVIL Release New Lyric Video For “Die For a Lie” Announce US Tour Dates‏ With Graveshadow, Unleash The Archers And More On Select Dates


Today Canadian Metal heroes Anvil have released a new lyric video for the song “Die For A Lie”, taken from their upcoming studio album Anvil Is Anvil.

Guitar player and singer Lips says about the song: “Even in modern times mankind has not found peace. We cling to ancient beliefs and wage wars against each other in the names of God. We still have no proof or solid scientific evidence that our beliefs are in fact truth or fact. Killing each other over theories of origin…We are still in our infancy as far as civilization is concerned. We are slowly discovering our true factual origins and eventually we will discover the truths. A truth that can’t be denied is that people have lost the plot of what religion was supposed to be about….instead of spreading love and understanding we spread hate and ignorance…murdering each other because we believe one God and belief is better than another…when it all is likely bullshit!!!! Die for a lie.”

Drummer Robb Reiner adds: ““Die For A Lie”… musically is a perfect Anvil template out of the classic blueprints, fully charged with riffs only found with Anvil, and drum arrangements very unique to Anvil style and sound!

12 – Worcester, MA – Ralph’S
13 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
14 – Brooklyn, NY – Black Bear
15 – Rochester, Ny – Bugjar
18 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
20 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings
21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
26 – Spokane, WA – The Pin

1 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky
2 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamps
3 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
4 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
9 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11 – Austin, TX – Cowboy Harley Davidson
12 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
16 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
17 – Indianapolis, IN – 5Th Quarter
18 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry

LICK KING = 5/12 to 5/15, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS = 5/26 to 6/04, NIGHT DEMON = 6/01 to 6/04, MOTHERSHIP = 6/09 to 6/12, AGAINST THE GRAIN = 5/18, 6/15 to 6/18, GRAVESHADOW = 5/26 to 6/4
More dates to be announced.

A Day to Remember announce tour with Parkway Drive and State Champs

A Day to Remember will be heading out on their “Just Some Shows” spring tour and will be bringing along Parkway Drive and State Champs as support. Tickets are now available online here. Check out a full list of dates below.


Textures Release Official Music Video for “Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand”‏


Dutch poly-rhythmic metal maniacs TEXTURES will release the first of their upcoming two albums, Phenotype, on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.Today, the band has released an impressive music video for the track ‘Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand’.

Phenotype, a 60-minute song-based album, presents an eclectic overview of what modern metal offers while preserving the catchy, innovative and progressive songs that TEXTURES represent. The new virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to the mature TEXTURES sound.It is part one of the musical diptych. The second album entitled Genotype is scheduled to be released in 2017.

Fleshgod Apocalypse premiere official video for “Cold As Perfection”‏ and announce U.S. tour dates

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Italian symphonic death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are set to release their new album King this coming Friday, Feb 5th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the release, the band have premiered an official video for new track, ‘Cold As Perfection’. The band commented on the track and video: King should be considered an entire unique opera, even though every single song, with its related character, treats a specific and intense aspect of human condition or behaviour. We picked ‘Cold As Perfection‘ for the first video because it faces one of the heaviest and most painful aspects of existence.

“The song is about aging and the sad consciousness of losing physical and mental integrity with the passing of time. While we waste our life in the continuous research of perfection, which we know will never be reached, we deliberately sacrifice the splendor of our existence that is composed by an infinite number of imperfect details. We lose ourselves, we lose the time that nature offered us for free and we offend those not lucky enough to have as much as we have. It’s scary because it’s not an invented story, it’s reality and it’s inexorable.

“For sure the theme is brutal and extreme, that’s why it deserved an equally extreme video. We got censored but we don’t care. We knew we were going to shake some consciences but it’s what the band is set to do. This is who we are. We consider it’s pretty pointless to resort to cheap fantasy or obsolete superstitions to make an argument. Reality is THE argument itself and often it’s the most horrible one.”

The video was directed by Francesco Paoli and Salvatore Perrone.

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will return to North America for a headlining tour sponsored by Metal Injection this February! Joining them are fast rising extreme metal conjurers CARACH ANGREN, along with Candlelight recording artist ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

Confirmed dates are as follows:
02/08/16 Orlando, FL The Haven
02/09/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
02/10/16 Fayettville, NC The Rock Shop
02/11/16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
02/12/16 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
02/13/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
02/14/16 Toronto, ON Mod Club
02/15/16 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
02/16/16 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
02/17/16 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
02/19/16 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
02/20/16 Bend, OR Third Street Pub
02/21/16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
02/22/16 W. Hollywood, CA Whisky
02/23/16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
02/24/16 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
02/25/16 El Paso TX Mesa Music Hall
02/26/16 Ft. Worth, TX Rail Club
02/28/16 Austin, TX
San Juan, PR Dirty Dog
La Resquesta

Angerhead back in the studio recording new EP and shooting new videos.‏


Angerhead, the San Jose, California up and coming raging band who expertly combine razor sharp elements of Thrash, Metal, Punk and Hardcore music into their incendiary sound are currently in the studio recording their new upcoming EP.

Angerhead guitarist Eric Beard has checked in with the following comment:

Angerhead has entered the studio once again with producer Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament) to record another four killer original songs and a special bonus cover song. The plan is to shoot video footage for the song “Endless Nightmares” during the recording sessions for the new EP. Also, a new video for the new single “Legacy of Hate” will follow shortly after we finish mixing. We are primarily concentrating on recording music and shooting videos for now. No shows are currently booked at this time but once March or April comes around, we will come out huge with the new EP release and some big show announcements, so stay tuned.

Angerhead has been a crossover sensation with music fans throughout the Bay Area during support slots to big named acts such as Soulfly, Suicidal,Testament, DRI, Exodus, Death Angel, Kittie and Quiet Riot to name a few. Catch Angerhead at Metal For Autism 2 March 26th in Livermore, California.



Hexvessel new album “When We Are Death” out now‏.


“I move by the same grace
The same wind whips against your face
And when I am death I give you new life
And when I am death I am yours
And you are mine”

After the much lauded albums Dawnbearer and No Holier Temple Hexvessel’s third opus When We Are Death marks a turning point on the path the band has walked on so far. Still maintaining the warmth and eccentric peculiarity of the preceding albums,When We Are Death offers a combination of magnificent harmonies, organic sound and the outstanding performance of singer Mat McNerney, resulting in 10 highly varied and focused tracks of compact, catchy and soulful psychedelic folk rock

The Great Discord premieres drum play-through for “L’homme Mauvais”

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Having released two critically acclaimed albums this year (debut full-length, Duende, and EP,Echoes), Sweden’s The Great Discord is now launching a drum play-through for the track “L’homme Mauvais“, taken from Duende. To watch Aksel Holmgren’s performance of this progressive, technical masterpiece.

Transcending genre labels and lazy classification, The Great Discord is a musical enigma. Their layered, textured music is inspired by the likes of Genesis, King Crimson, Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan – but at the same time, individually they look up to an array of musicians beyond the confines of progressive music. Described as “djent, thrash, doom, prog and black metal all rolled into one” (, the quintet have left both media and fans awestruck at the talent and originality found on their two releases: Duende and Echoes.Duende, being The Great Discord’s debut full-length, captivated listeners, with media boldly proclaiming it as a new “standard for progressive metal” (; the recently released Echoes EP expanded on their sound even further, with the band putting their spin on classics by The Mars Volta and The Deftones.