The Odious Construct launch “Shrine Of The Obscene” Lyric Video

Active since 2015, Sacramento, California-based progressive melodic death metal outfit The Odious Construct are a young band relatively speaking. Yet in their brief existence, they’ve moved at blinding speeds to continually refine their craft live and in the studio in order to reach the next level. After hashing out two single song demos in 2015, the band quickly released their well-received self-titled EP in July of 2016.

Now in 2018, The Odious Construct have evolved as musicians and songwriters and are primed to release their strongest music to date on Shrine of the Obscene. Recently signed to The Artisan Era, Shrine of the Obscene will be The Odious Construct‘s first effort on the label and is set for release on Friday, October 12th.

HARM’S WAY To Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Terror Next Month

HARM’S WAY will head back out on the road next month supporting Terror on a North American tour. The trek begins September 28th in San Diego, California and will run through October 16th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional support will come from Backtrack, Year Of The Knife, and Candy. From there, the band will take a short break before joining Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal for a US tour that will stretch from November 2nd in Columbia, South Carolina through December 6th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The band’s latest run of onstage bedlam follows their summer journey on the final edition of Vans Warped Tour. See all confirmed dates below.
HARM’S WAY w/ Terror, Backtrack, Year Of The Knife, Candy:
9/28/2018 Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
9/29/2018 Gilman Street – Berkeley, CA
9/30/2018 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
10/01/2018 House Of Bards – Tucson, AZ
10/03/2018 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
10/04/2018 Ridgela – Fort Worth, TX
10/05/2018 Secret Group – Houston, TX
10/06/2018 Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
10/07/2018 529 – Atlanta, GA
10/08/2018 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
10/09/2018 Riot Skatepark – Louisville, KY
10/10/2018 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
10/11/2018 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/12/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
10/13/2018 Théâtre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
10/14/2018 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/15/2018 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
10/16/2018 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
w/ Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal:
11/02/2018 The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
11/03/2018 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/04/2018 Shaka’s Live – Norfolk, VA
11/05/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
11/07/2018 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/08/2018 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2018 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
11/10/2018 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/11/2018 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
11/13/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/14/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/15/2018 The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
11/16/2018 Durty Nelly’s – Palatine, IL
11/17/2018 The Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
11/18/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/20/2018 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/23/2018 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
11/24/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/25/2018 The Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Slayer’s Final World Tour Will Extend Into 2019

“We always knew this tour would take us into 2019,” said Slayer’s Kerry King, “and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America.   We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019 and will get to as many places around the world as possible to make it easier for everyone to come and see us one last time.”
To date, Slayer’s Final World Tour has consisted of Leg One and the just-wrapped Leg Two in North America, with Leg Three taking the band to the UK and Europe from November 1 through to December 8, 2018.  The band’s announced itinerary also has them headlining Mexico’s ForceFest on October 7, 2018, and Hellfest Open Air in France on June 23, 2019.
Plans are already underway for Slayer to take its Final World Tour to South America, Australia and Japan in 2019.  But there will be more, plenty more.  2019 is twelve months long, and the world is a big place.  Additional tour Legs will be announced soon.
“I just want to take the time out to say thank you to all our fans who have made this first part of this tour phenomenal,” said Tom Araya.  “You really are loyal and dedicated fans and we appreciate that so much from you.  We still have quite a few places to play, so next year, keep your eyes and ears open so you can catch us live one last and final time.  Again, thank you!”
Upcoming announced dates on Slayer’s Final World Tour are listed below.
 7         ForceFest @ Campo De Golf Teotihucan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico  (headline)
 1         Dublin 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
 3         Wembley Arena, London, UK
 5         Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, UK
 7         Birmingham BCA, Birmingham, UK
 9         Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
10        Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
12        Glasgow Hydro SSE, Glasgow, UK
14        Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, Germany
15        IJsselHal, Zwolle, Netherlands
17        Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
18        St. Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
20        Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
21        Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland
23        Stadthalle, Vienne, Austria
24        Freiburg, SICK ARENA, Freiburg, Germany
26        Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
27        Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
29        Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
30        Messchalle, Erfurt, Germany
 2         Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
 3         Royal Arena, Kobenhavn S, Denmark
 5         Hovert, Stockholm, Sweden
 6         Oslo Spektrum Arena, Oslo, Norway
 8         Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
23        Hellfest Open Air, Clisson, France  (headline)

The Browning Announce New Album “Geist”

Kansas City quartet The Browning – Jonny McBee [vocals, electronics], Brian Moore [guitar], Collin Woroniak [bass], and Cody Stewart [drums] – will release their fourth album Geist through Spinefarm Records on October 26. In advance of the release, the band has shared the new song “Carnage,” featuring Jake Hill. Listen below.

“Our new album Geist is by far our most dynamic sounding record,” said McBee about the new track. “It has the heaviest, and softest music The Browning has ever written. ‘Carnage’ is tip of the hat to the classic sound we have but with a ton of intensity and a feature from Jake Hill. When I wrote this song, the only thing I had in mind was to make it as high energy and hyped as possible.”
Regarding Geist, McBee continued, “My end goal for The Browning is to be industrial-electronic-rock-metal,” said McBee regarding Geist. “For this new album, I knew there needed to be a massive change not just musically for listeners, but for myself. That change had to come from the vocals. I’ve been working on finding the right voice for three years that’s powerful and melodic, but still extremely heavy and emotional. It was a long process, and I documented most of it live on my Twitch channel.”
POWERMAN 5000 (9/2 – 9/15)
PSYCHOSTICK (8/17 – 8/31)
EARTH CALLER (8/31 – 9/15)
8/17: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
8/19: Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
8/21: Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
8/22: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/23: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
8/24: Spartanburg, SC @ GroundZero
8/25: Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
8/26: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
8/28: Houston, TX @ Houston Underground
8/29: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
8/30: Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live
8/31: Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
9/2: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
9/4: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/5: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/6: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur
9/7: Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/9: Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
9/11: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/12: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/13: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/14: Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Patio Theater

Messer releases video for “Save Myself” and hits the road with Gemini Syndrome

Messer have released their 2nd single & video “Save Myself” which can be seen below, as they prepare to head back out on tour with Gemini Syndrome later this month (dates below). The Dallas, Texas based band is following up on the success of their first single “Make This Life”, which reached #25 on the Active Rock radio charts – the only truly independent act to do so thus far in 2018. Their self-titled album debuted @ #3 on the Soundscan New Artists chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” by iTunes.  With the release “Save Myself”  the band is set to continue their momentum for the rest of the year into 2019.

Messer has played more than 90 shows this year including a 40 city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.


Remaining Tour dates
August 26 @ The Asher – Cheyenne WY – w/Gemini Syndrome
August 28 @ The Olympic – Boise ID – w/Gemini Syndrome
August 29 @ Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV w/Gemini Syndrome
August 30 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento CA w/Gemini Syndrome

Concert Photo Review: Between The Buried And Me at Ace Of Spades

Between The Buried And Me @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on Summer Slaughter 2018

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo

Between The Buried And Me, performed at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9 as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.


“We are very excited to get on the road this summer in support of ‘Automata II‘. To be part of Summer Slaughter for the second time in our careers is beyond humbling. Their lineups hold a vast history of extremes and interesting music, something we strive to do with our own music. We hope to meet new bands and make new fans, and present the world the next evolution of BTBAM. “

Informal Gluttony
Extremophile Elite
Famine Wolf
Disease, Injury, Madness
Voice of Trespass
Condemned To The Gallows
Selkies: The Endless Obsession

Red Dragon Cartel To Release “Patina” November 9th

After a self-imposed exile from the music industry and the public eye, heralded guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) returned with a fresh new band, Red Dragon Cartel in 2014.  Now, Jake and RDC are back with their new album “Patina“, which is set for release November 9th via Frontiers Music Srl.
Today, the first single and video, “Havana” has been unleashed.  Watch it below.
Jake’s 2014 comeback was greeted with much enthusiasm from the fans and media alike and the virtuoso guitarist is back once again to grace the rock world with his unbridled skill! With an extremely talented band featuring Anthony Esposito on bass (ex-Lynch Mob), Phil Varone (ex-Saigon Kick, Skid Row) on drums and returning vocalist Darren Smith (Harem Scarem) backing him up, Jake has delivered the album fans have been eager to hear since Badlands dissolved years ago.