Malevolent Creation Announce Headlining Tour – 25th Anniversary of “The Ten Commandments”

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MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced that they will return to the road in the US for the first time in five years supporting their new album Dead Man’s Path. The reviled Florida death metal outfit is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of their iconic debut record, “The Ten Commandments”. The upcoming trek starts on October 6th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA and ends three weeks later in New Orleans, LA. Fans can expect to hear songs from The Ten Commandments and Dead Man’s Path, as well as select tracks from their vast discography. When asked about the tour, the band simply offered the comment “no flesh shall be spared.” Joining MALEVOLENT CREATION on all dates of the tour are Incantation and Seeker.

Time flies fast and deals cruel hand. For death metal legends MALEVOLENT CREATION, however, Father Time is weak and feeble, his scythe a cane and his hourglass long broken. To wit: it’s been 24 years since “The Ten Commandments” shocked media outlets and found wide-spread acceptance in death metal’s ardent fanbase. Since then, the Floridians never gave in. Not to waning interest in the genre, not to black metal’s near-takeover of extreme metal, not to nü-metal’s commercial viability. No prevailing force – supernatural or otherwise – has diminished MALEVOLENT CREATION’s aggressive spirit and inexhaustible fire. Certainly, the three original members – guitarist Phil Fasciana, vocalist Bret Hoffmannn, and bassist Jason Blachowicz – didn’t think they’d still be writing, recording, and touring in a band when they formed in Buffalo in 1987, but their tenacity and perseverance over the years has shown dedication to the art of death. And all that comes with it.

Lyrically, “Dead Man’s Path” is commentary on our own brutal reality. Written by and through the lens of Hoffmann, the lyrics on MALEVOLENT CREATION’s newest reflect mankind’s relentless cruelty rather than valorize it. Songs like “Corporate Weaponry”, “Extinction Personified”, and “Blood Of The Fallen” aren’t of legend or folklore – no zombies or mythology here. Rather, they’re straight out of nightly newscasts or horrific stories from social media feeds. There’s also a personal side to Hoffmann’s cutthroat lines. “Bret writes about reality,” Fasciana says. “Whether it’s about himself or what’s happening in the world it’s always real. Bret’s lyrics may always have a theme throughout each song that deals with death in one way or another and it works for him and our music. I know he does write a bit about his own life experiences which are probably things that piss him off in this world and, again, it fits with the music perfectly. We never have to tell him what to write about or how to sing anything. We may have an idea or suggestion here and there but for the most part Bret just does his own thing.”

MALEVOLENT CREATION – “The Ten Commandments” 25th Anniversary Tour

October 6th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 7th – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
October 8th – Virginia, VA @ Shaka’s
October 9th – Fredrick, MD @ Café 611
October 10th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
October 12th – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar
October 13th – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
October 14th – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 15th – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
October 16th – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
October 18th – Indianapolis, IN @ The Headquarters
October 19th – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Garage
October 20th – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
October 21st – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
October 22nd – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
October 23rd – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
October 25th – Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
October 26th – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

Announcing the “Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS” Tour

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Announcing the Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour – celebrating the 20thanniversary of the legendary album Roots – to be played in its entirety each night! The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on September 12, will feature direct support on select dates from The Black Dahlia Murder and Combichrist, with additional support from Allegaeon, All Hail The Yeti and Oni.
Max & Igor Cavalera will perform their set with their Cavalera Conspiracy brothers, guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johnny Chow.
2016 Return to Roots Tour Dates:
9/12/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/13/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/15/2016 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/16/2016 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/17/2016 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/18/2016 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival (line-up)
9/19/2016 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/20/2016 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/22/2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/23/2016 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Support TBA
9/24/2016 Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival (line-up)
9/25/2016 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall w/ All Hail The Yeti
9/30/2016 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/1/2016 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/2/2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/6/2016 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/7/2016 Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/8/2016 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/9/2016 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/10/2016 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/11/2016 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/12/2016 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/14/2016 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre w/ Allegaeon, Oni
10/15/2016 Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock Festival w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/16/2016 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/17/2016 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/21/2016 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / D-Low FEST w/ Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Oni
10/23/2016 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (line-up)

Brain Tentacles Share Self-Titled Debut Details + First Single; Announce NA Tour With Gorguts

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The self-titled debut album from mind-melting metallic jazz trio BRAIN TENTACLES is a journey in improvised and structured experimental sound from three venerable scene veterans. Featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc) on horns, voice, electric piano and synth, Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, etc) on drums, and Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) on bass, voice, and synth, Brain Tentacles sees the threepiece weaving their way through twisted, seizure-inducing compositions that call to mind the insanity of John Zorn’s storied project Naked City and Mike Patton’s most erratic experiments. BRAIN TENTACLES are masters of tension: the album moves unpredictably from mathy chaos to ponderous, juddering grooves that warp time in their wake, darting from one extreme to the other via insane rhythms and truly progressive, expansive songwriting. Occasional vocals (including a guest appearance from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson) lend an even sharper edge to the album, which is sure to blow away fans of instrumental and vocal-driven music alike. Produced by Sanford Parker (Minsk, YOB, etc) and features artwork by Jef Whitehead of Leviathan!

The first new song from the album, “The Sadist,” has premiered via Decibel Magazine – hear it now.

Brain Tentacles is due out this September 30 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are available at this location.

Additionally, BRAIN TENTACLES will be supporting dissonant death metal legends Gorguts and stoner/prog heavyweights Intronaut on a month-long tour of North America this coming October. The tour will kick off in Boston on October 3 and will trek through Canada to the US West Coast and back again.

***All Dates With Gorguts & Intronaut***

Oct 03 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct 04 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct 05 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
Oct 06 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Oct 07 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Oct 08 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Oct 09 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Oct 10 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre
Oct 11 Regina, SK The Exchange
Oct 12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Oct 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 15 Seattle, WA Studio 7
Oct 16 Portland, OR Panic Room
Oct 19 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Oct 21 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Oct 22 Mesa, AZ Club Club Red
Oct 24 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
Oct 25 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
Oct 27 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Oct 28 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Oct 30 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

Brain Tentacles To Tour US With Gorguts And Intronaut

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Brain Tentacles will be embarking on their first US Tour with  Gorguts and Intronaut.

10/3 Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/4 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont
10/5 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
10/6 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/7 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/8 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/9 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
10/10 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
10/11 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/12 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/14 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/16 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
10/19 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/20 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/22 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/24 Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/25 Austin, AZ @ Dirty Dog Bar
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/28 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/30 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

Exmortus Interviewed In San Francisco, California At The DNA Lounge

Tour logistics, anxieties , Marty Friedman Amon Amarth, band origins and more with Todd Owens and Exmortus

Be sure to catch Exmortus on their remaining dates with Holy Grail & Spellcaster
7/24 Rochester, NY @ MONTAGE MUSIC HALL
7/25 Burlington, VT @ NECTARS
7/26 Boston, MA @ MIDDLE EAST
7/28 Brooklyn, NY @ SAINT VITUS
7/29 Richmond, VA @ STRANGE MATTER
7/30 Johnson City, TN @ THE HIDE AWAY
7/31 Nashville, TN @ THE END
8/02 Houston, TX @ RUDYARDS
8/03 Austin. TX @ GRIZZLY HALL
8/04 El Paso, TX @ TRICKY FALLS
8/05 Tucson, AZ @ 191 TOOLE
8/06 Santa Ana, CA @ MALONE’s
8/07 Los Angeles, CA @ THE ROXY

SikTh to embark on first ever U.S. tour next month with Periphery

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British progressive metal forefather SikTh will embark on its first ever U.S. tour next month as main support for Periphery on the “Sonic Unrest Tour.” Chron and Toothgrinder round out the package for the 23-city trek, beginning August 4 in Raleigh, N.C. A full list of dates can be seen below.
SikTh vocalist Mikee Goodman comments: “Touring America has always been a huge goal for SikTh; up to this point it hasn’t been possible, but we’re pleased to announce we are finally coming over as direct support to Periphery in August! August is a significant month in our career as it marks the 16th anniversary of our first release (‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild’). We’ve taken our time, but this is a great tour and opportunity to play for our very patient fans in the U.S. and also make new fans!
SikTh is touring in support of its ‘Opacities’ mini-album, available on iTunes at :http://smarturl.it/Opacities_Digital.
Recorded at Lincoln’s Chapel Studios and produced by SikTh’s own Dan Weller and Justin Hill (mixed by Forrester Savell [Karnivool, Animals As Leaders, Dead Letter Circus]), ‘Opacities’ was described by guitarist Dan Weller as a “more thoughtful, heavier, more refined” record. This is demonstrated in the video for “Philistine Philosophies,” which was directed and created by Mikee W. Goodman.

‘Opacities’ marks the first SikTh release since taking a hiatus in 2008 before reforming at the U.K.’s Download Festival in 2014.

1. Behind the Doors
2. Philistine Philosophies
3. Under the Weeping Moon
4. Tokyo Lights
5. Walking Shadows
6. Days are Dreamed
Stay tuned for more information on SikTh and the “Sonic Unrest Tour.”
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“Sonic Unrest Tour” dates:
8/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/06 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
8/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
8/09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room
8/12 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent
8/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
8/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
8/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
8/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
8/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
8/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
8/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
8/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
8/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/31 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Carnifex Premiere “Slow Death” Video

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Carnifex and Bloody-Disgusting have teamed up to premiere the video for “Slow Death,” the title track from the band’s latest masterwork. Slow Death is out August 5 on Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Scott Ian Lewis told the site, “Live performances are the flesh and blood of Carnifex. We live in die on the stage. For this video, we wanted to capture the energy of our fans and the band like never before. Plus, a cool abandoned warehouse party never hurts.”

CARNIFEX ON TOUR
With Summer Slaughter

7/23 — Orlando, Fla. | The Plaze Live
7/24 — Tampa, Fla. | The Ritz Ybor
7/26 — Knoxville, Tenn. | The International
7/27 — Baltimore, Md.| Rams Head Live
7/28 — New York, N.Y. | Webster Hall
7/29 — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | The Chance
7/30 — Worcester, Mass. | The Palladium
7/31 — Cleveland, Ohio | The Agora Theatre
8/2 — Minneapolis, Minn. | The Cabooze
8/3 — Chicago, Ill. | Concord Music Hall
8/5 — Denver, Colo. | Summit Music Hall
8/6 — Salt Lake City, Utah | The Complex
8/8 — Seattle, Wash. | Showbox SODO
8/10 — San Francisco, Calif. | The Regency Ballroom
8/11 — Santa Ana, Calif. | The Observatory
8/12 — Los Angeles, Calif. | The Novo
8/13 — Tempe, Az. | The Marquee
8/15 — Dallas, Texas | Gas Monkey Live
8/16 — Austin, Texas | Empire Control Room
8/17 — Houston, Texas | Warehouse Live
8/19 — Richmond, Va. | The National (B4BQ)
8/20 — Wilmington, N.C. | Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21 — Atlanta, Ga. | Masquerade