Hatebreed premieres music video for “Looking Down The Barrel Of Today”‏

The video opens with the preface “Welcome to Two Minutes and Forty-Seven Seconds with Hatebreed,” and includes special text throughout that was written by vocalist Jamey Jasta as a message of keeping a positive mental attitude.

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Revered for its aggressive and intense music coupled with self-empowering and positive lyrics, hardcore/metal band HATEBREED releases “Looking Down The Barrel of Today,” the first music video from their upcoming album, The Concrete Confessional, due out May 13 (Nuclear Blast worldwide).

Directed by David Brodsky (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, All That Remains) the performance piece was shot earlier this month at the band’s rehearsal space in Connecticut.  The video opens with the preface “Welcome to Two Minutes and Forty-Seven Seconds with Hatebreed,” and includes special text throughout that was written by vocalist Jamey Jasta as a message of keeping a positive mental attitude.

In addition, the track “Looking Down the Barrel of Today” is now available at iTunes as an “instant-grat track” when placing a pre-order for The Concrete Confessional.  Go to http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCIT

HATEBREED – vocalist Jamey Jasta, guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec, bassist Chris Beattie andMatt Byrne on drums, has just kicked off a 14-date European tour and will begin this project’s first North American run on May 13 in Cleveland, OH.  Confirmed dates are below.

APRIL
25        Bla, Oslo, Norway^
26        Sticky Fingers, Goteborg, Sweden^
27        En Arena, Stockholm, Sweden^
29        Groezrock Festival, Meerhout, Belgium

MAY
1         Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
2         Academy, Manchester, UK*
3         02 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK*
4         Les Docks, Paris, France *
5         X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland*
6         Arena, Vienna, Austria*
7         Zenith, Munich, Germany*

* Impericon Festival date
^ Hatebreed headline date

(North American headline tour)
MAY
13        The Odeon, Cleveland, OH**
14        The Metro, Chicago, IL**
15        Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE**
16        The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO**
17        The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT**
19        Regency Center Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA**
20        Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA**
21        The Glass House, Pomona, CA**
22        Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA**
23        The Marquee, Tempe, AZ**
25        Warehouse Live, Houston, TX**
26        Republic New Orleans, New Orleans, LA**
27        Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas, TX**
28        Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
29        River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
31        The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA**

JUNE
1         Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonville, NC**
2         Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD**
3         Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA**
4         Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ**
5         Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada+
6         The Opera House, Toronto, Canada+
7         Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA+
8         Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY+
9         Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT+
10        Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI+
11        Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT+

** Devil You Know supports
+ Act of Defiance supports

JUNE
16        Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
17        Hellfest, Clisson, France

JULY
2         With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany
3         Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
8         Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
9         Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany
12        Festival de Quebec, Quebec City, QC
13        Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
15        Chicago Open Air, Chicago, IL

AUGUST
6         Fete de la Musique, Geneva, Switzerland
13        Dirt Fest, Crofoot Festival Grounds, Pontiac, MI
26        Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

The Concrete Confessional was produced and mastered by longtime collaborator Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCEWHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GODMEGADETH). Artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER).

The Concrete Confessional track list:
1. A.D.
2. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today
3. Seven Enemies
4. In The Walls
5. From Grace We’ve Fallen
6. Us Against Us
7. Something’s Off
8. Remember When
9. Slaughtered In Their Dreams
10. The Apex Within
11. Walking The Knife
12. Dissonance
13. Serve Your Masters

Louisiana Sizzlers Boudain Present “Disco Jimmy”‏

Recorded at SpaceLab 420 Studios, Way of the Hoof is perfect for anyone who enjoys the kind of groove that makes you want to smoke out, grill out, and chill with the swine.

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Boudain will release debut album Way of the Hoof on April 20. The album is the follow-up to the group’s highly regarded s/t 2013 EP and is a storm of Space, Pork, and Riffs! Pre-order it here.

Recorded at SpaceLab 420 Studios, Way of the Hoof is perfect for anyone who enjoys the kind of groove that makes you want to smoke out, grill out, and chill with the swine. Hailing from Monroe, LA and featuring heavy (literally and figuratively) influence from genre-legends like SLEEP, THE MELVINS, KYUSS and FU MANCHU, Boudain is ready to unleash their sun-blistered, misery-laden brand of stoner metal on audiences nationwide with Way Of the Hoof.
Track List:
1. Sleazy Feats
2. Neptune
3. CODA
4. 3 Man
5. First Class
6. The Mighty Turn Around
7. Disco Jimmy
8. Godzilla*

Fear Factory release “Expiration Date” music video‏.

FEAR FACTORY are currently on a U.S. headlining tour performing their classic second album, Demanufacture, in its entirety. “To me this album sounds not one day older today than it did in 1995,” stated guitarist Dino Cazares, “It’s a metal classic for the ages and I’m excited that we are finally going to be able to perform it live in its entirety + songs from Genexus. Play fearlessly.”

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Industrial-tinged extreme metal pioneers, FEAR FACTORY, have released a music video for their epic cinematic ballad “Expiration Date”,

The song comes from the band’s latest masterpiece, Genexus, which was released worldwide recently via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in late 2015. The clip was directed by Tommy Jones (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL) for Videohammer Studios.’

Genexus charted in several countries around the globe, coming in at #13 on the World Top 40 Chart, and once again solidifying the band’s stature as an international force! In addition, Genexus has surpassed the band’s last two releases, Mechanize (2010) and The Industrialist (2012), in terms of first-week sales and chart numbers in the United States.

FEAR FACTORY are currently on a U.S. headlining tour performing their classic second album, Demanufacture, in its entirety. “To me this album sounds not one day older today than it did in 1995,” stated guitarist Dino Cazares, “It’s a metal classic for the ages and I’m excited that we are finally going to be able to perform it live in its entirety + songs from Genexus. Play fearlessly.”

FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK
4/12/2016 Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA
4/14/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/1/52016 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/16/2016 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/17/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
4/19/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
4/20/2016 Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI
4/21/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/22/2016 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
4/23/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
4/24/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/26/2016 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/27/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID
4/29/2016 Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
4/30/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/01/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/03/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/05/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/06/2016 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/07/2016 Fonda – Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Extreme shredders Exmortus unveil ‘Let Us Roam’ music video‏

Exmortus are currently in the midst of an extensive North American trek supporting viking legends Amon Amarth. Catch them and their trademark on-stage guitar choreography at one of the below tour stops!

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Hop on tour with thrashers Exmortus and watch as they deliver their exuberant brand of neoclassical shred across the venues and highways of North America in their new music video, the aptly titled “Let Us Roam.” Featuring behind-the-scenes and live footage from their recent North American tour with Enforcer and Warbringer, the clip gives you a feel for what it’s like to be on the road with the California quintet as they support their critically acclaimed sophomore Prosthetic release “Ride Forth.”

Exmortus are currently in the midst of an extensive North American trek supporting viking legends Amon Amarth. Catch them and their trademark on-stage guitar choreography at one of the below tour stops! 

 
TOUR DATES 
4/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore #
4/21 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore #
4/22 New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre # 
4/23 Boston, MA – House of Blues # 
4/24 Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots ^
4/25 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall # 
4/26 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground # 
4/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial # 
4/29 Montreal, QC – Metropolis # 
4/30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth # 
5/1 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues # 
5/2 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews # 
5/3 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge ^
5/4 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant # 
5/5 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre # 
5/6 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater # 
5/7 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater # 
5/9 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium # 
5/10 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater #
5/11 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium ^
5/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick # 
5/13 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre # 
5/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom # 
5/16 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore # 
5/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market # 
5/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater # 
5/20 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield #
5/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater #
# with Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D. 
^ with Entombed A.D.

Helion Prime release new video for “Life Finds A Way”.‏

Helion Prime guitarist Jason Ashcraft has checked in with the following comment:

“I am very excited to be releasing this video. Not only is it Helion Prime’s first music video but it’s mine as well. Releasing a music video is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time and have never had the opportunity until now. We really hope you are as pleased with the video as we are!”

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Sacramento, California science based power metal band HELION PRIME have released their brand new video for the song “Life Finds A Way” which comes off of their recent self titled debut cd.

Helion Prime guitarist Jason Ashcraft has checked in with the following comment:

“I am very excited to be releasing this video. Not only is it Helion Prime’s first music video but it’s mine as well. Releasing a music video is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time and have never had the opportunity until now. We really hope you are as pleased with the video as we are!”

The video was filmed and edited by Mike Sloat and his crew from “Roaring Mouse Productions” who have filmed videos for bands such as Machine Head and Testament.

Jason Ashcraft comments on Roaring Mouse Productions: “Mike has himself a great team and they were a lot of fun to work with. I look forward to working with him on future music videos weather it be with Helion Prime or Dire Peril.”

Nails release new music video and announce details for “You Will Never Be One Of Us”‏

Comments vocalist/guitarist Todd Jones:
“‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ is the title track and also the opening track from our new album. I can’t deal with trying to write some clever, witty, or whatever type of descriptive garbage filled with barbs about how our band is awesome and other bands suck (which is absolute peasant bullshit), so I’ll cut to the chase.

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Southern California-based hardcore metal-punks, NAILS, will release You Will Never Be One Of Us on June 17 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, on the eve of their Choosing Death Fest appearance, the band is proud to reveal album details and the music video for the title-track.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Todd Jones:
“‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ is the title track and also the opening track from our new album. I can’t deal with trying to write some clever, witty, or whatever type of descriptive garbage filled with barbs about how our band is awesome and other bands suck (which is absolute peasant bullshit), so I’ll cut to the chase. This is to date, our favorite song. It’s a song which represents almost every side of NAILS. When it comes time to announce a record, it’s really difficult for us to pick the first song to let the world hear because any NAILS record to date is more about the LP as a whole and not 1 song really represents the full LP,  but I can say with no hesitation, this song represents this LP and we’re confident that we should be releasing this song first. ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ is about about the pain and the pride that goes into being involved in hardcore/punk/metal unconditionally…being a lifer. It’s a knife to the throat of the people who come and liter their bullshit and impose on everyone for their own selfish agenda. It’s for everyone who dedicates themselves to their craft…their music…their passion…whatever the fuck it is, and seeing someone come along and attach themselves to what you do/love and abuse it, with no regard or respect for it. This song is not for NAILS, but for all of US.

“As far as the video goes, we needed something that represented us and wasn’t fake. The world really doesn’t need another ‘band playing in a warehouse’ music video, but again, without being condescending with some passively aggressive description and putting other videos down, we believe this video not only stands out as far as quality and expression, but represents us in the best possible way that a music video could. It conveys the emotions that you might experience from us if you come to one of our shows. This video shows what we are, doing what we do in this band. No pretense, no overblown image, no bullshit, no gimmicks, no artificial/cheap attention grab. This video ISNAILS. Fucking period.

“We hope you guys dig this shit. We worked really hard on everything with the LP. Wrest did the artwork which is undoubtedly the best representation NAILS has had so far for an album cover, the video you’re seeing/hearing…everything. This record represents NAILS more so than any of our other records. You Will Never Be One Of Us is the epitome of NAILS to date. It is our apex (up to this point). We know if you’re already a fan of the band that you’ll love this record. If you’ve never heard of us before, we appreciate you checking this shit out. ‘OUR PAIN IS NOT YOUR PAIN, OUR PRIDE IS NOT YOUR PRIDE – YOU WILL NEVER BE ONE OF US’. Much love and respect.”

You Will Never Be One Of Us was recorded, mixed and produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE,VALLENFYRE, MISERY INDEX, TODAY IS THE DAY). Artwork was created by WHTHD. Pre-order the album in CD or vinyl format, with or without several bonus items, from the Nuclear Blast web shop. Pre-order the album digitally right now through iTunes or Amazon and receive the title-track instantly!

You Will Never Be One Of Us track list:
01. You Will Never Be One Of Us
02. Friend To All
03. Made To Make You Fall
04. Life Is A Death Sentence
05. Violence Is Forever
06. Savage Intolerance
07. In Pain
08. Parasite
09. Into Quietus
10. They Come Crawling Back

NAILS will perform at the the Choosing Death Fest, co-presented by Decibel Magazine andGrimposium, tomorrow at Philadelphia, PA’s Union Transfer. Tickets are available for $22 in advance atwww.utphilly.com and $25 day of show at the door.

Abnormality premieres new video for “Mechanisms of Omniscience”

Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will be releasing their upcoming sophomore full-length, Mechanisms of Omniscience, on April 29th worldwide via Metal Blade Records!

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Abnormality premieres new video for “Mechanisms of Omniscience” via MetalInjection.net

Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will be releasing their upcoming sophomore full-length, Mechanisms of Omniscience, on April 29th worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Marrying the ceaseless brutality coming out of New York and New England to the hyper-blasting intensity endemic to Quebecois death metal, Mechanisms of Omniscience is as unrelenting as it is passionate, and the album tackles real world issues with intelligence and raw emotion.

To pre-order Mechanisms of Omniscience, please visit metalblade.com/abnormality, where the record is available in various formats.

Formed in 2005, Abnormality drew its members from the ranks of units such as Teratism, Forced Asphyxiation, Goratory and Sexcrement, and they have worked patiently and persistently to build up a grassroots following, maintaining their integrity while steadily expanding beyond their local scene. In 2010, they dropped their debut EP, The Collective Calm In Mortal Oblivion, which immediately drew attention in the underground, followed by the crushing and critically acclaimed full-length, Contaminating The Hive Mind (2012), cementing their status as one of the heaviest and most dynamic bands in the genre. Now, with their upcoming sophomore effort, Mechanisms of Omniscience – produced once again by Peter Rutcho, and featuring artwork by vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy – the quintet have never been more serious about getting their message out there, as well as ensuring legions of the moshing masses incur whiplash. See below for the official track-listing!