Record Store Day Exclusive – Twiztid Presents ‘THE DOJO’ Limited Edition 7-Inch Vinyl Single‏

The tour will feature support from BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, BOONDOX, LEX THE HEX MASTER, DAVEY SUICIDE (U.S. only) and special guest TRILOGY. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates, with more to be announced soon.

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Chart-topping rap duo TWIZTID are unleashing a special surprise for Record Store Day – in celebration of the annual homage to vinyl, Majik Ninja is pleased to reveal “THE DOJO”, an exclusive 7-inch vinyl single featuring TWIZTID, BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, THE R.O.C. and LEX THE HEX MASTER. Side A will feature the track, and Side B will include an instrumental version.
“THE DOJO” vinyl single will be available exclusively at participating local independent vinyl retailers and record stores on April 16, 2016. Once they are gone, they are gone forever – this will not be available elsewhere after Record Store Day.
Make sure to catch TWIZTID during their upcoming Juggalo Invasion Tour, which will feature full backing band The Wickedness on all U.S. dates. The band features Rocky Sobon of VentanA on guitar, Davey Suicide/Static-X drummer Drayven Davidson and keyboardist Tiffany Lowe, who has formerly performed with Alice Cooper, Genitorturers, and Tim Skold.
The tour will feature support from BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, BOONDOX, LEX THE HEX MASTER, DAVEY SUICIDE (U.S. only) and special guest TRILOGY. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates, with more to be announced soon.
TWIZTID VIP packs will be available on the tour and will include a meet & greet with the entire tour line-up (not including DAVEY SUICIDEand TRILOGY), a VIP laminate, an exclusive VIP single, exclusive tour hat pin, a die cut sticker, and a 24×36 poster.

Pittsburgh Death/Thrash Outfit Hemotoxin to Release ‘Biological Enslavement’ in April on Unspeakable Axe Records‏

Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem. Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.

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 Progressive Death/Thrash Outfit HEMOTOXIN will release sophomore full-length Biological Enslavement April 15 on Unspeakable Axe Records.

Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem.  Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.  Any given song could groove, then thrash, then send you through a dizzying labyrinth of elaborate riffs and ideas.  Somehow they juggle all these influences and produce from it a cohesive whole, while keeping the aggression high and the song’s core melodic components front and center.

Whatever they are doing, HEMOTOXIN do it very well, and they’ve only gotten tighter and more adventurous as a unit since their 2013 debut.  Now their follow-up full-length is ready to be unleashed.  At 9 tracks and just 35 succinct minutes, Biological Enslavement will take you on a journey more interesting than most albums twice its length.
Biological Enslavement will be made available for pre-order in mid-March through the Unspeakable Axe Store and label Bandcamp page.
Track Listing:
1. Decadence
2. Regression
3. Minus Human
4. Not of this World
5. Forgotten Faces
6. The Alchemist
7. Bleak Prognosis
8. A Journey Through Dreams
9. Transparent Eyes

Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab And All Hail The Yeti Confirmed For Norcal Tattoo And Music Fest 2016

Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in Apri

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The NorCal Tattoo And Music Festival will take place April 8th – 10th at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. Death Angel (pictured), Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab and All hail The Yeti have been confirmed for the event. Go to this location for event details. Order tickets via Eventbrite

Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel will release their new album The Evil Divide on May 27th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in April.

SOULFLY announce U.S. headlining tour with SUFFOCATION!‏

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Metal icons SOULFLY will embark on a four week headlining tour across the United States starting this April. Joining them are brutal death metal legends SUFFOCATION, Metal Blade recording artists BATTLECROSS, along with ABORMALITY and LODY KONG. Comments mailman Max Cavalera. “We are coming again with another kick in your face package! Get ready to sell your soul to metal!!”

SOULFLY, SUFFOCATION, BATTLECROSS, ABNORMALITY, LODY KONG
4/22/2016 San Antonio, TX – Korova
4/23/2016 McAllen, TX Cine – El Rey
4/24/2016 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
4/25/2016 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
4/26/2016 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
4/27/2016 Fayetteville, NC – Rock Shop
4/28/2016 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
4/29/2016 Long Island, NY – Revolution
4/30/2016 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
5/1/2016 Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
5/3/2016 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
5/4/2016 Joliet, IL – Bada Brew
5/5/2016 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
5/6/2016 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
5/7/2016 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
5/8/2016 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
5/10/2016 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
5/11/2016 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
5/12/2016 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
5/14/2016 Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios
5/15/2016 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
5/17/2016 Portland, OR – Dantes
5/18/2016 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
5/19/2016 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
5/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
*no Suffocation

Olof and Elize of Sweden’s Amaranthe translate popular English phrases into Swedish and enlighten us on their heavy workload.

“My first idol before Michael Jackson was Roxette, I grew up with that kind of music and of course Abba, that’s kind of the mothers milk of music if you are growing up in Sweden”. Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck

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Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV chats with guitarist Olof Mörck and singer Elize Ryd of Spinefarm Records recording artists Amaranthe @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

“My first idol before Michael Jackson was Roxette, I grew up with that kind of music and of course Abba, that’s kind of the mothers milk of music if you are growing up in Sweden”. Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck

Amaranthe (originally Avalanche) is a Swedish metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Ryd and Lundberg use clean vocals for a dual gender singing effect, combined with Englund’s death growls.

Reviews of Amaranthe’s style are varied, though they all acknowledge that they are mainly a subgenre of metal. According to AllMusic, Amaranthe’s musical style mixes death metal with melodic pop music, giving for a feel of metalcore overall.[Lead singer Elize Ryd acknowledges the difficulties in trying to ascribe their music to one specific genre and describes Amaranthe’s sound as “dance-metal with a taste of death and modern/melodic metal,” though she admits that, unlike death metal, their focus is on “positive energy” and “open[ing] up minds and giving passion, strength and love”. MusicMight classifies the band as melodic death metal and power metal. Sputnikmusic’s overview of the band refers to them as an outfit that is a hybrid of metalcore and power metal, more specifically, combining heavy riffs and breakdowns with Ryd’s “soaring vocals.”

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

Lyrically its suggested for all those who are in belief of handed down broken telephone lines (Religion)… take another look!”

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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!

May
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

June
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.