AENIMUS Sign To Nuclear Blast, Announce North American Tour!

Bay Area progressive, extreme metal band AENIMUS have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. Today, the band announces they will be joining PATHOLOGY as direct support on the Brutal Annihilation tour this summer!


“We are proud to announce that we signed a world wide deal with the biggest metal independent label, Nuclear Blast and have joined Continental Concerts for all booking in North America, Central and South America!,” exclaimed bassist Seth Stone. “We’re looking forward to showing our most ambitious album to date and touring heavily this coming year!”

On August 13, the band is hitting the road as direct support for San Diego Death metallers PATHOLOGY. The 14-date Brutal Annihilation tour will make stops in San Diego, Vancouver, and Denver before concluding on August 18th at 1720 in Los Angeles. Opening the tour is PARASITIC EJACULATION.

Catch AENIMUS on the Brutal Annihilation Tour with PATHOLOGY and PARASITIC EJACULATION.
8/03/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/04/2018 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA
8/05/2018 X Bar – San Jose, CA
8/06/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA advance tickets here
8/07/2018 Analog Theater – Portland, OR
8/08/2018 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
8/09/2018 Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
8/10/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/11/2018 Elks Lodge – Pocatello, ID
8/12/2018 The Roxy – Denver, CO
8/14/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/16/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/17/2018 Eagle Aerie Hall – Las Vegas, NV
8/18/2018 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

Damnation Fest 2018 Adds Napalm Death, Entombed AD, Vader And More!

UK grind kings Napalm Death and death metal legends Entombed A.D.and Vader have been added to Damnation Festival.

The heavyweight trio top a solid bill which already boasts exclusive sets by Ihsahn, Batushka, Celeste and Mourning Beloveth as well as performances by the likes of Anaal Nathrakh, The Ocean and NeObliviscaris, hosted over four stages at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3.

Heavy riff worshippers OHHMS, progressive black metallers A Forest Of Stars and emerging hardcore outfit Leeched also join the bill.

The line up so far is: Napalm Death, Ihsahn, Entombed A.D., Vader, Anaal Nathrakh, Batushka, The Ocean, NeObliviscaris, Celeste, Rosetta, Ghost Bath, Mourning Beloveth, Saor, Fukpig, Arabrot, Caligula’s Horse, A Forest of Stars, Mol, Insanity Alert and Leeched, with six bands still to be announced for the 14th edition of the festival.

Tickets, priced £43, are on sale now from

Dates Announced for Bloodletting North America Tour

Dates have been announced for the BLOODLETTING NORTH AMERICA TOUR. Now in it’s 12th year the trek will run across much of the United States and eastern Canada features legendary Unique Leader artists INTERNAL BLEEDING and PYREXIA performing alongside co-headliners Decrepit Birth and Arsis as well as Angelmaker and Within Destruction.

, whose owner Erik Lindmark founded the tour, commented, “We are very excited to bring you the 12th year of the Bloodletting North America Tour! We put a lot of time and effort into building this absolute monster of a lineup and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Top to bottom every band is incredible and we’re proud to bring you one of the most devastatingly brutal tours of the year!”

Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 30th at 9am PST / 12pm EST Metal Festival Tours.

THE BLOODLETTING NORTH AMERICA TOUR w/ Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, and Within Destruction

10/12 San Diego, Ca @ Brick By Brick
10/13 Los Angeles, Ca @ 1720
10/14 Mesa, Az @ Club Red
10/16 Dallas, Tx @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/17 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live!
10/18 Laredo, Tx @ Ethos Bar
10/19 Houston, Tx @ Acadia Bar
10/20 New Orleans, La @ The Howlin’ Wolf
10/21 Orlando, Fl @ The Haven
10/24 Virginia Beach, Va @ Shakas
10/25 Clifton, Nj @ Dingbatz
10/26 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland
10/27 Manchester, Nh @ Bungalow
10/28 Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
10/30 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10/31 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/1 Detroit, Mi @ Harpos
11/3 Chicago, Il @ Reggies
11/4 Mirriam, Ks @ Aftershock
11/6 Denver, Co @ The Roxy Theater
11/7 Salt Lake City, Ut @ Metro Music Hall
11/9 Seattle, Wa @ Club Sur Rocks
11/11 Watsonville, Ca @ Appleton Bar and Grill

Nothing More Takeover at Cargo Concert Hall in Reno 7/23/18

Nothing More headlined Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno Monday night, supporting their album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves. Nothing More performed with Bad Wolves and Eyes Set to Kill on an off-night from their current tour with Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch.

Eyes Set To Kill did a great job warming up the crowd. Everyone was discussing how nice it was to see a female-fronted band on the bill. Bad Wolves was next, and burst out with insane amounts of energy, strobe lights, and personality. Bad Wolves fully-engaged their fans, and never stood still, which was challenging for photographers, as vocalist Tommy Vext only slowed briefly to perform the Diamante duet, “Hear Me Now”, which they ended with a big kiss. They closed their set having fans light up the venue with cell lights (and lighters) and sing along to their hit cover, The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” Tommy vowed to stay until he met every last fan, rather than charge for V.I.P. packages, and the crowd immediately migrated toward their merch to meet him between sets. They killed it, and we cannot wait to see them perform at Aftershock 2018 in October.

By the time Bad Wolves finished, from the front of the hall to the back wall, the venue was packed with fans eagerly anticipating Nothing More’s performance. They charged out of the gate, opening with fan-favorite “Do You Really Want It?”, and the crowd responded, loudly finishing the song for them in unison. For “Just Say When”, the crowd took the opportunity to relax, breathe, and sing along to the mellow, beautiful, acoustic Billboard single that vocalist Jonny wrote about his ex. At one point, he asked who had a Jenny in their life, and the crowd erupted with approval as they launched into “Jenny”. Nothing More whipped out a bass contraption that spins and rotates as Jonny, bassist Daniel, and guitarist Mark all performed a spectacular three-person bass solo. In addition, the three performed an acrobatic drum solo, which showcased their diversity, musicianship, and extraordinary talent.

Toward the end of “This Is The Time”, Jonny rocketed into the air, as he began manning the digital effects atop the massive Scorpion Tail, a 400-pound, 14-foot tall contraption that Daniel conceived and built from scrap metal and auto and motorcycle salvage parts. Jonny had a wild ride, as they went into a cover of Skrillex’s “First of the Year”. Fans surged forward, and started falling over the barrier into the photo pit, and we were asked to exit the pit for our safety; the Cargo security staff were pros, handled it, and kept everyone safe for the duration. I have a new favorite band to photograph, and cannot wait until they return to the area once again, as Nothing More always delivers a mesmerizing performance from start to finish.

Nothing More is:
Jonny Hawkins – Vocals
Daniel Oliver – Bass
Mark Vollelunga – Guitar
Ben Anderson – Drums


Pictures and words courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Watch GRAVESHADOW’s Entire Sacramento Concert

In the video below GRAVESHADOW perform a full set of symphonic metal @ Blue Lamp – Sacramento, California on July 27. On the heels of their recent West Coast tour dates with Sirenia and Threat Signal and the successful launch of their acclaimed sophomore album Ambition’s Price, the California-based symphonic metal quintet GRAVESHADOW had announced their inaugural headlining tour. The two-week summer trek kicked off in Reno, Nevada on July 13 and wrapped up in the group’s hometown of Sacramento on July 27.

In other GRAVESHADOW news, the band have announced “We are incredibly honored and excited to announce that we will have the opportunity to play with one of the most prolific vocalists ever, Tarja Turunen! We will be supporting her in Juarez, MX this September and we could not be more thrilled!”


Drawn and Quartered Streaming The Opening Track “Nefarious Rites”; Album “The One Who Lurks”

Long-serving Seattle based death metal group DRAWN AND QUARTERED are only a week away from the release date of their seventh opus “The One Who Lurks”. Prior to launching the album publicly in its full, the band reveals the opening track “Nefarious Rites” as the third single from this album.

The Band Comments: “An assortment of old and rotten riffs lurching and writhing. Corpse-grinding rhythms and heinous voices burst forth from decrepit graves. The words are spoken and the earth vomits death. Ave Sathanas.”

Unleash The Archers Announce North American Tour

Vancouver, Canada thrashers Unleash the Archers are returning to North America.  The band will be out on the road supporting their latest effort entitled Apex, that was released in summer of 2017 via Napalm Records.  They have enlisted fellow Canadian rockers Striker to provide direct support and Helion Prime will open the shows.  The tour kicks off September 9th in Seattle, WA and runs through October 14th in Vancouver, BC.  More dates are expected to be added soon, and a complete list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Frontwoman Brittney Slayes cannot wait to hit the road in North America:
“We are so excited to finally tour in support of Apex through North America! We have tons of fans here that have supported us from the beginning, and some that have only recently discovered us, and we can’t wait to play for them all. We have been so humbled and amazed by how well this record has been received by our fans, and now we finally get to share it with them live; it’s really just the greatest feeling in the world! To top it off we’re hitting the road with two bands that are very close friends, Striker and Helion Prime, so it’s going to be a wild one for sure!”
With the release of their fourth album ApexUnleash The Archers celebrated their tenth year together and unleashed an exhilarating masterpiece that takes you on a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time.
Watch the band’s latest videos below:
9/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/11: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/12: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/13: Costa Mesa, CA @ The Tiki Bar
9/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
9/16: Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/18: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
9/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/24: Greeneville, SC @ Radio Room
9/26: Baltimore, MD @ Sparta Inn
9/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
9/28: Rochester, NY @ Montage Hall
9/29: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks*
9/30: Quebec City, QC @ La Source*
10/1: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
10/7: Denver, CO @ Larimer
10/9: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
10/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel*
10/12: Calgary, AB @ Dickens*
10/13: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite*
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw*
*No Helion Prime