Unlocking The Truth Long Awaited Debut Album

Hailing from Brooklyn, teen metal trio Unlocking The Truth’s compelling origins have garnered the band significant media coverage well before the release of their debut album.

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At long last, teen metal trio Unlocking The Truth are proud to announce the release of their full-length debut album, CHAOS. Due out June 17th via premier independent music distributor, Tunecore, the set is produced by the esteemed Johnny K (Megadeth, Pop Evil, Disturbed) and captures the young band’s explosive live energy, resulting in a tight, powerfully heavy yet melodic full-length offering. Of CHAOS, lead singer/guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse commented, “We can’t wait for everyone to hear our album. We’ve worked very hard to give the fans something they’ll love and never forget. We hope they are able to relate to the songs the way that we do and have the time of their lives listening to them. We know that this album will blow you guys away.”

Unlocking The Truth have received high praise from the media for their live shows with The Huffington Post avowing that the band “play with a power that would have members of Slayer stop and take note…” and The New York Post declaring Unlocking The Truth to be “one of Brooklyn’s most promising metal bands…blowing away people twice even three times, their age…”

Hailing from Brooklyn, teen metal trio Unlocking The Truth’s compelling origins have garnered the band significant media coverage well before the release of their debut album. In the past few years, the trio have appeared on national television (CNN, Fuse, BET, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and more); performed at high-profile music festivals such as Coachella, SXSW, AfroPunk, Heavy Montreal and Bonnaroo; supported such music legends as Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, Living Colour, Marilyn Manson and have been featured in major outlets like The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone.com, Revolver, Loudwire and Guitar World, all while attending middle school and now high school. Unlocking The Truth is Malcolm Brickhouse (guitar/vocals), Jarad Dawkins (drums) and Alec Atkins (bass).

ERRA have shared a new song, “Orchid,”

The album features new vocalist JT Cavey (Texas in July). Of the line-up change, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Cash said, “It was extremely stressful and difficult. Ian’s a very good friend of ours.

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Erra have shared a new song, “Orchid,” from the Birmingham, Ala. based band’s forthcoming album, Drift (April 8, Sumerian Records). The 10-song album follows the band’s 2013 album Augment, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart. Drift was recorded with producer Nick Sampson in late 2015.

The album features new vocalist JT Cavey (Texas in July). Of the line-up change, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Cash said, “It was extremely stressful and difficult. Ian’s a very good friend of ours. He knew the limitations of his voice though, and understood why the band had to make the necessary change. The departure was an amicable one.”

Pre-order bundles for Drift are available now via sumerianmerch.com with digital pre-orders available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ERRA-DRIFT-iTunes)

Havok announce new album, pre-order available now via PledgeMusic‏

HAVOK just wrapped up their live assault across North America on the Dystopia tour supporting the mighty MEGADETH along with Suicidal Tendencies, and Children Of Bodom.

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HAVOK have officially announced their Century Media debut album along with a special pre-order opportunity that is 100% focused on the fans.
“For the past months, we’ve sharpened our skills and gone to work – all so we can deliver our best music to you. With the new record in the works, we wanted to make the pre-order experience rad and special for YOU.” comments HAVOK frontman David Sanchez.
Launched exclusively via PledgeMusic, HAVOK will give fans ultimate access to behind-the-scenes content including a digital download of the album with every pre-order. Only through PledgeMusic will HAVOK fans have a chance to come record vocals with the whole band, get their hands on limited edition signed gear, bar hop and more with their favorite thrashers in celebration of their forthcoming release.
HAVOK just wrapped up their live assault across North America on the Dystopia tour supporting the mighty MEGADETH along with Suicidal Tendencies, and Children Of Bodom.

Voivod announce North American “Post Society Tour” with King Parrot & Child Bite‏

VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment on the upcoming band activities: “After an exciting North American East Coast tour with Vektor, Eight Bells and Black Fast, we are thrilled to tour the West Coast of USA and across Canada with King Parrot and Child Bite.

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In continued support of the release of their mini-CD entitled Post Society – EP to much worldwide acclaim via Century Media Records, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have announced their next North American tour for May / June as well as a run of European shows for August / September.
VOIVOD’s drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment on the upcoming band activities: “After an exciting North American East Coast tour with Vektor, Eight Bells and Black Fast, we are thrilled to tour the West Coast of USA and across Canada with King Parrot and Child Bite. We have updated the set list, so be ready for a few classics mixed with new songs from the ‘Post Society – EP’. In the meantime, well…we’re still working hard on the next album!!!”.
Here is an overview of the upcoming dates announced so far (Updates marked *):
VOIVOD, King Parrot & Child Bite – “Post Society” North American Tour 2016:
05.19.2016 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey *
05.20.2016 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box *
05.21.2016 Austin, TX – Barracuda*
05.23.2016 Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
05.25.2016 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre *
05.26.2016 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
05.27.2016 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joes *
05.28.2016 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Café
05.30.2016 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge *
05.31.2016 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room *
06.01.2016 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick *
06.02.2016 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky A Go Go
06.03.2016 Santa Ana, CA – The Underground *
06.04.2016 Fresno, CA – Strummers *
06.08.2016 San Francisco, CA – Slims *
06.09.2016 Eugene, OR – WoW Hall *
06.19.2016 Portland, OR – Dante’s *
06.11.2016 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06.12.2016 Victoria, BC – Distrikt *
06.13.2016 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
06.15.2016 Calgary, AB – Dickens *
06.16.2016 Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
06.17.2016 Regina, SK – The Exchange *
06.18.2016 Winnipeg, MB – Good Will Social Club *
06.19.2016 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks *
06.21.2016 London, ON – Call The Office *
VOIVOD at festivals 2016:
06.25.2016 Montebello, QC – Amnesia Rockfest *
07.23.2016 Mexico City (Mexico) – Hell & Heaven Fest
VOIVOD’s Post Society – EP, which follows up 2013’s acclaimed “Target Earth” album release, is a very special release available as Digipak CD and as Digital Download, containing 5 studio tracks, including the previously vinyl-only new VOIVOD songs from the limited split 7″ EP’s with label-mates At The Gates and Napalm Death, two brand new songs and a Hawkwind cover (“Silver Machine”) with a total playing time of 30 minutes. The artwork was once more created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.

TOMBS Stream New EP ‘All Empires Fall’

In celebration of the new EP, TOMBS have announced a brief run of live performances in North America featuring support from Hivelords. Check out a list of dates below and stay tuned for more info on additional TOMBS tour dates to be announced shortly.

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NY black metal force TOMBS are sharing a full stream of its highly-anticipated new EP, All Empires Fall .

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All Empires Fall is the first studio release from Brooklyn black metal quintet TOMBS to feature the band’s new lineup. Clocking in at 24 minutes long, the EP was recorded at Applehead Studios in New York and brought to life by renowned producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, YOB). All Empires Fall is a commanding, crushingly heavy release, one that invokes the kind of grandeur and magnitude its title suggests, and affirms TOMBS as one of the leading lights of American – and international – black metal.]

All Empires Fall is set for release this Friday, April 1, on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. The EP can be pre-ordered via Relapse.com HERE and digitally via Bandcamp HERE.
In celebration of the new EP, TOMBS have announced a brief run of live performances in North America featuring support from Hivelords. Check out a list of dates below and stay tuned for more info on additional TOMBS tour dates to be announced shortly.
Front man Mike Hill’s Coffee Company “Savage Gold Coffee” will offer its new roast “Dark Deceiver” following the EP’s release.
TOMBS Live With :
May 13 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
May 14 Pittsburgh, PA Roboto Project
May 15 Detroit, MI El Club
May 16 Chicago, IL Chop Shop
May 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery

Ne Obliviscaris Bring Their Rage To Sacramento Live Video Available

Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

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Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

Hardcore Punk and Metal Crossover Legend Harley Flanagan Releases Powerful Solo Album ‘Cro-Mags’, Out Now

Early in the project several things in my life exploded, one being the Webster Hall incident. As most people now know, I was jumped at a show that my old band was playing. I put several people in the hospital and I was stabbed in the leg and needed 40 stitches

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Hardcore punk and metal crossover artist and controversial NYC mainstay Harley Flanagan (founder of one of the most influential, cult-followed bands in hard music, Cro-Mags) recently released his brand new solo album, appropriately titled Cro-Mags, and the critics are raving. “You don’t get art like this without there being some sort of mortal clash. Honestly, as this LP shows, it may very well be worth the price,” states PunkNews.org. PureGrainAudio.com adds, “Flanagan hasn’t lost any of the bite and venomous rage that turned him into one of the innovators of the New York hardcore scene.”

Cro-Mags features twelve all-new tracks, boasting brutality in the vein of the Cro-Mags‘ “Age of Quarrel” and “Revenge”, exploding with heavy intensity and pure anger. This is the return of the NYHC icon! To order Cro-Mags, visit the MVD Entertainment store here. To listen to select Cro-Mags tracks, visit Flanagan’s Stereokiller profile here.

It’s no secret that the writing of Cro-Mags unintentionally surrounded Harley Flanagan’s highly-publicized arrest in 2012. This record is a proverbial window into his world at that time.

“I first started writing the album in 2012. My intention was to write a bunch of short fast songs- old school style- the way I did it in the early days,” states Flanagan. “I started tracking all the songs myself. Originally, I tracked them all on acoustic guitar, then I put drums on some of them.

Early in the project several things in my life exploded, one being the Webster Hall incident. As most people now know, I was jumped at a show that my old band was playing. I put several people in the hospital and I was stabbed in the leg and needed 40 stitches. I was arrested, my name was dragged through the mud, I went to Riker’s, and went to court several times where the charges were eventually dropped for lack of evidence. After that, I went back into the studio to finish the album

I have always been the kind of writer who writes from my life experiences. My music and my book are extensions of me, not fantasy or fiction or BS. I don’t write fantasy type lyrics, I never have, and unfortunately this is what was going on in my life at the time and this was really heavy on my mind, so that is what came out. It made for a very aggressive album. I haven’t had that type of fire in me in a long time.”

Produced by Flanagan and Pete Thompson at HoboRico Studios in Hoboken, NJ, the album features a collection of contributing musicians. Flanagan heads up all instruments excluding drums, performed by Pablo Silva. Additional guitars were performed by Pete Thompson and other friends and musical companions of Flanagan’s.

Flanagan adds, “My friend Pablo Silva came in on drums, with me playing bass. I put down some guitar tracks and then I had several friends also on guitar including Pete Thompson, who recorded and co-produced the record with me, Sean Kilkenny, who has played with me for years, as well as many other NYHC bands, Gabriel Abularach who had played with me in Cro-Mags, back in the 90’s during the Alpha Omega era, and Albert Romano.

I am in a much better place in my life now so I’m sure lyrically my next record will be much different, but you should definitely expect more aggressive riffs and songs.”

2016 continues to be a busy year for Harley Flanagan, as he will also release a no-holds-barred memoir about his life, entitled Hard-Core, Life of My Own, this fall via Feral House Publishing. Flanagan began his career as a child prodigy drumming at Max’s Kansas City for the Stimulators, then bounced through the lower east side music scene on a hellish trajectory of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. He formed his band, the Cro-Mags, distilling his hard-won street and musical knowledge into an undeniable, hardcore force of nature.  Needless to say, he has a trove of stories to tell.

In Hard-Core, Life of My Own, Harley Flanagan details his beginnings in the drug and crime ridden New York City of the 1970’s to the early days of punk rock, hardcore, and beyond. His story is rife with a cast of notables woven in and out at the most seminal moments in New York punk history and beyond.

Anthony Bourdain – famed chef, author, television personality and avid music fan – has been an outspoken Harley supporter for years. He states, “Harley Flanagan’s incredible story is not just the history of New York hardcore, of which he is a founding father, but a history of New York itself.  It’s all here, an amazing series of unlikely coincidences, catastrophes, accomplishments, and associations.  Chances are if it happened in New York and it was important and interesting? Harley Flanagan was somewhere in the room.  If you care anything about music history, punk rock, hardcore or just a ripping good story, this is the punch in the face you want and need.”

More details on the release of Hard-Core, Life of My Own are coming soon. Pre-order the book via Amazon.

For more information on Cro-Mags and details on the upcoming release of Hard-Core, Life of My Own, please visit www.harleyflanagan.com.