KREATOR Reveal Record Store Day’s Black Friday Picture Disc

German thrash titans KREATOR partnered with Record Store Day to release a black Friday Exclusive. On November 24th, a limited edition (1,000 copies) of “Hail To The Hordes” on picture disc vinyl will be available EXCLUSIVELY at your local indie record stores!

To find a participating retailer in your area, Check out the following websites:
US: recordstoreday.com/Stores
Canada: recordstoreday.com/Stores?country=Canada

“Hail To The Hordes” is off the bands highly-acclaimed 14th album, Gods Of Violence. It was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (OPETHAMON AMARTHKATATONIA) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was also completed at Fascination Street Studios by Tony Lindgren.

KREATOR is uniting with Swedish heavy metal heroes and label mates SABATON for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.

Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.

SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae.

KREATOR is touring in support of Gods Of Violence which entered the world charts at #16. Watch the music video for ‘Satan Is Real’ on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: youtu.be/mUv8GxrqXPk

Dates for the 2018 SABATON & KREATOR North American co-headlining tour are:
02/08/2018 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
02/09/2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/10/2018 The UC Theater – San Francisco, CA
02/12/2018 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/13/2018 Showbox – Seattle, WA
02/14/2018 The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
02/16/2018 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB CANADA
02/17/2018 The Palace – Calgary, AB CANADA
02/19/2018 Revolution – Boise, ID
02/21/2018 The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
02/22/2018 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
02/23/2018 The Myth – Minneapolis, MN
02/24/2018 Orpheum – Madison, WI
02/26/2018 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
02/27/2018 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
03/01/2018 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON CANADA
03/02/2018 Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
03/03/2018 House of Blues – Boston, MA
03/04/2018 The Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
03/06/2018 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
03/07/2018 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
03/08/2018 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
03/09/2018 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
03/10/2018 Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL

Robert Vigna of Immolation “You’re going to have to atone for those sins for sure, no doubt about that.”

In the video below Robert Vigna of Immolation talks 2018 tour plans, the current state of death metal, the old days of tape trading, zines and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV

On the current women coming forward about sexual harassment and assault climate….

“I’m definitely not oblivious to it, its like wildfire now, stuff like that happens, at least now it’s starting to come out, you know what I mean. Obviously its not a good thing, its a crazy..that particular industry seems to be right now, alot of its in the entertainment industry, its a crazy industry. Alot of whats coming out right now is in the Hollywood industry, the big boys ya know. it is what it is. You’re going to have to atone for those sins for sure, no doubt about that.”

On 2018 tour plans…

“We are probably looking to do possibly another support one early next year and then probably for our 30th anniversary we’re planning on doing something towards the end of the year, hopefully here and in Europe to kind of like go through like a headline tour kind of celebrating the 30th anniversary. That’s the plan right now.”

New York death metal giants, Immolation, are pleased to announce they will be touring the United States again this November in support of their critically acclaimed release, Atonement.

“We are very excited to announce that we will be hitting the road here in the States in November,” commented vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan. “We will be supporting the legendary Mayhem from Norway, and along with Black Anvil, we are looking forward to bringing a show that’s extreme and dark to all the fans. It is an honor for us to be sharing the stage with the band that truly pioneered the Norwegian Black Metal scene and can’t wait to get out there once again! See you all in November!”

Immolation w/ Mayhem, Black Anvil remaining tour dates.
Fri/Nov-17 San Diego, CA – The Observatory Northpark
Sat/Nov-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Sun/Nov-19 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
Tue/Nov-21 Austin, TX – Mohawk
Wed/Nov-22 Houston, TX – White Oak
Fri/Nov-24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Sat/Nov-25 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
Sun/Nov-26 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Mon/Nov-27 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Tue/Nov-28 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Thu/Nov-30 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Fri/Dec-01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Sat/Dec-02 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Cavalera Conspiracy Premiere Video For ‘Spectral War’

Bow your heads down to the Cavalera brothers, and a heavy release day to the thrash metal legends! Today the brand new album ‘Psychosis‘ by CAVALERA CONSPIRACY has been released on Napalm Records, but to celebrate this very special day, the band has now also unleashed an official music video for the track ‘Spectral War‘!

Says Max Cavalera:
Our new video “Spectral War” was directed by the great tattoo artist, Paul Booth. It focuses on the idea of manipulating war through the ages! I’m very excited for the release of “Psychosis!” Death/Thrash Metal is back to set the world on fire!!!”

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1983. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the RemainsArise andChaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre’s horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together and teamed up with guitarist Marc Rizzo in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power this band possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage!

Psychosis‘ is the fourth installment from the most lucent export of Brazil: The Thrash Metal-masters dive deep into the mire of human panic and anxiety states. This is the soundtrack to your worst sickness, a most sinister Thrash-psychoses that rip the scabs from old wounds.


With ‘Psychosis‘ CAVALERA CONSPIRACY are able to reanimate the intensity of the good old 80s thrash, black and death metal. These brothers have outlived all the crazy eras of metal and remain more stable and frightening than ever! ‘Psychosis‘ is terrific, in the truest sense of the word. You won’t find any thrash metal on the planet that could boast more brutal!

CANNIBAL CORPSE lands on international charts with new album, ‘Red Before Black’!

CANNIBAL CORPSE recently released their new album, ‘Red Before Black’, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

Germany #16
Czech Republic #24
Austria #29
Switzerland #29
France #75

Top 200 Current Albums #21 (USA)
Hard Music Albums #2 (USA)
Independent Albums #4 (USA)
Rock Albums #5 (USA)
Top 200 # 95 (USA)

Top 200 Charts #20 (Canada)
Hard Music Charts #1 (Canada)
Digital Music Charts #38 (Canada)

To preview and purchase ‘Red Before Black’, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate EternalGoatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black’ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.

“With the longest song, Code Of The Slashers at 4:46, this album doesn’t have much time for filler.  Straight to the point, get in, kill everything, and leave.  The way good death metal should be. So do yourself a favor, new and old fans alike.  Buy this album, play it loud and bang your head!” Capital ChaosTV

In support of ‘Red Before Black’, CANNIBAL CORPSE will head out overseas in early 2018 for a European trek with The Black Dahlia MurderNo Return, and In Arkadia. See below for all dates.

CANNIBAL CORPSE
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18)
Feb. 9 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Feb. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Feb. 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Feb. 15 – Kolding, Denmark – Godset
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Feb. 17 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
Feb. 18 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Feb. 20 – Kassel, Germany – 130bpm
Feb. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Feb. 24 – Magdeburg, Germany – Factory
Feb. 25 – Stuttgart, Germany – im Wizemann
Feb. 27 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Feb. 28 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
Mar. 1 – Grenoble, France – Belle Electric
Mar. 2 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
Mar. 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Mar. 4 – Madrid, Spain – Penelope
Mar. 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 – St. Etienne, France – Le Fil
Mar. 8 – Caen, France – Cargo
Mar. 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 10 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
Mar. 13 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
Mar. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Mar. 18 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli*
Mar. 20 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse*
Mar. 22 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder

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A Perfect Circle Debut “The Doomed” Video

A Perfect Circle, who recently released “The Doomed,” the first new music to be heard from the band’s expected 2018 album, return with an accompanying video for the “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone)

The video, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, arrives as the band is in the final two weeks of their North American tour. A Perfect Circle also recently announced their first European tour in fourteen years (dates below).

Upon arrival of “The Doomed”, Maynard James Keenan said: “Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe. A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”

“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” offered Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”

A Perfect Circle have signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG and are working with producer Dave Sardy on the follow-up to 2004’s eMOTIVe.

Purchase or listen to “The Doomed” at this link: http://smarturl.it/TheDoomed.

Tour dates:

November 17 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center

November 18 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center

November 19 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena

November 21 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

November 22 Grand Rapids, MI The DeltaPlex Arena

November 24 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion

November 25 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

November 28 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

November 30 Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum

December 1 Seattle, WA Key Arena

December 2 Portland, OR Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

December 4 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena

June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring

June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park

June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset

June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum

June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival

June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival

June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT

June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT

June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle

June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622

June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg

June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT

June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid

June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival

July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

Soulfly and Nile Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Metal icons SOULFLY and Egyptian themed technical death metal champions and label mates NILE are proud to announce their 2018 From The Amazon To The Nile co-headlining U.S. tour! The 35-date trek kicks off at Diamond Pub and Billiards in Louisville on April 26th and will make stops in Atlanta, Cleveland, and West Hollywood before ending on May 24th in Houston, Texas.

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera states“From the Amazon to the Nile, it’s gonna rage!”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring NILE fans in the States a last round of touring supporting the “What Should Not be Unearthed album”, comments NILE founding member KARL SANDERS.“Teaming up with SOULFLY is going to make for a killer package sure to please Metal Fans.

‘2018’ coincidentally also happens to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka release, so we are likely going to playing some not-heard-in-years material from that classic recording as well as fan favorites from our entire catalog ,and of course tracks from our latest release, What Should Not be Unearthed. Metal will Take Place!”  

SOULFLY‘s latest album, Archangel features a slew of guests including Todd Jones (NAILS), Matt  Young (KING PARROT), Richie Cavalera (INCITE)Igor Cavalera (LO DY KONG), and Anahid (M.O.P.). Watch the lyric video for “Soomites” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

NILE is touring in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed. Watch the official lyric video for “Evil To Cast Out Evil” on the Nuclear Blast Youtube Channel.

Brian Kingsland and Brad Parris of Nile talk touring, new Nile music and the replacing of original vocalist/guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade with Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV during their recent stop @ Silms in San Francisco, California while on tour opening for Overkill.

Tickets for the tour are now on sale at Enterthevault.com.  All other outlets will have the tickets available for purchase on Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

Confirmed dates for the 2018 From The Amazon To The Nile co-headlining U.S. tour are:
04/17/2018  Diamond Pub and Billiards – Louisville, KY
04/18/2018  Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
04/19/2018  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
04/21/2018  The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
04/22/2018  Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
04/24/2018  The Firmament – Greenville, SC
04/25/2018  Orpheum – Tampa, FL
04/26/2018  Kelsey Theater -West Palm Beach, FL
04/27/2018  The Masquerade -Atlanta, GA
04/28/2018  The International – Knoxville, TN
04/29/2018  The Muse – Wilmington, NC
05/01/2018  Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02/2018  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/03/2018  Token Lounge – Westland, MI
05/04/2018  Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
05/05/2018  Oddbody’s – Dayton – OH
05/06/2018  The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/07/2018  Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
05/08/2018  The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/09/2018  Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
05/10/2018  Hermans Hideaway – Denver CO
05/11/2018  Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/12/2018  Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/13/2018  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/14/2018  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland. OR
05/16/2018  The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
05/17/2018  Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
05/18/2018  City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
05/19/2018  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/20/2018  El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
05/22/2018  Trees – Dallas, TX
05/23/2018  Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/24/2018  White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

Vans Warped Tour Announce The End

The Warped Tour is a traveling Rock festival that has toured the United States (including 3 or 4 stops in Canada) annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and is the longest-running touring music festival in North America. The first Warped Tour took place in 1995, and the skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans became the main sponsor of the tour starting with the second tour in 1996, when it became known as the Vans Warped Tour. Although Vans has continued to be the main sponsor and lend its name to the festival, other sponsors have also participated, with stages or other aspects of the festival sometimes being named after them.

“2018 will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. We cannot thank you enough for making Warped Tour the highlight of your summer for the past 23 summers. For one final run – we will see you on the road and in the pit!” Via Facebook

“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.

In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.

I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world. Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point.

Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.

Touring many summers with my friends and peers like – Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include, having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.

The Vans Warped Tour was the platform to witness the rise of pop punk with Sum 41, Simple Plan, MXPX, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.

The birth of Emo – with bands like Thrice, Thursday, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World.

Fast-forward to the summer in 2005 when TRL and Warped Tour helped launch the careers of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold.

I witnessed Warped alumni like The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, No Doubt and even Kid Rock play the Super Bowl. I’ve even had the pleasure of seeing Green Day play the Rose Bowl.

More recently, I’ve watched bands start out on a small stage and work their way up to the main stages by meeting as many fans as possible and continuing to hone their craft while on the tour. Bands like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Echosmith, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Every Time I Die, Neck Deep, Beartooth and so many more.

What has always made me proud was when I read that Warped was the most diverse show of the summer where you could find Eminem and Ice-T on the same stages as Sevendust, Pennywise, and 7 Seconds.

I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers. I wish I could thank every band that has played the tour.

The Vans Warped Tour has become the community I had always hoped for. We have worked with over 90 non-profits each summer shining a light on new and growing groups giving our community the resources they need to connect with people who can help them, but also encourages our community to help each other.

To Write Love on Her Arms, Music Saves Lives, Feed The Children Now, Keep a Breast, Hope For The Day, Canvas Foundation, Living The Dream and A Voice for the Innocent have built their organizations from the Warped Tour parking lots across the country. This even inspired me to start my own foundation Unite the United.

The work we do each summer on “give back days” has become part of our DNA. My brain is etched with the image of the church ladies after Katrina serving beans and rice to The Casualties with their upright mohawks, finding a common ground where no one was judging anyone. Then finding out the only working business in the county seemed to be the moonshine still and the locals showing up with a crate to share with the crew later that evening.

The long hot days that ended around a BBQ with food, drink and more music are some of the best times. Enjoying the days off, taking people jet boating, house boating, river rafting and sometimes even skydiving. I witnessed lifelong friendships being made, sparks of romance that led to ‘Warped weddings,’ and unfortunately now, more notices of passings where a proper good bye was not able to be said.

I want to thank my supportive family who has been through the highs and lows, Darryl Eaton at CAA, Steve Van Doren and Vans, Kate, Julie, Allison and Steph. My hard ass working crew who puts that show up and down each day, the sponsors which without them this tour would not happen, the bands and their crews, the promoters who took a risk on us at the beginning and continue to be supportive.

It will be bittersweet each morning when I see the sun rise and then watch it set knowing that this will be the last time I get to witness it from that exact spot.

Though the tour and the world have changed since ’95, the same feeling of having the ‘best summer ever’ will live on through the bands, the production teams, and the fans that come through at every stop.

The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019.

I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure. Until then, take care and be safe.” – Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour)”

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