Monuments Bring The Blaze To Orangevale Live Video Streaming

“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves.

 

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Monuments perform @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, California also on the bill were Entheos and The Contortionist

In addition the recent announcement of working on new music, which will take shape as the follow up to the their sophomore release, The Amanuensis, MONUMENTS are also pleased to confirm headlining tour dates alongside of their recently announced North American dates with The Contortionist! Supporting MONUMENTS on the headlining dates are Entheos and sleepmakeswaves, whom will also lend their talents as direct support on the aforementioned support dates. For a list of all dates, please read below.

MONUMENTS checked in with the following comment:
“We’re stoked to be returning to the US with our friends in the Contortionist, Entheos and new friends Sleepmakeswaves. We’ve been non stop writing for the past few months, it will be great to break up this process to give us some perspective by playing for all you wonderful people out there. Hey you might even get to hear some new material and some old material we’ve never played in America if you come along! We also have some headliner shows on the run that you can check below to see if we make your city!”

Stay tuned for more album details within the coming months and be sure to check out videos for “Atlas,” “The Alchemist,” and “Origin Of Escape” which are all taken from the album The Amanuensis; in stores now via Century Media:

MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS*, sleepmakeswaves* tour dates:
*on selected dates only
APRIL:
01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
09 Cincinnati, OH – The Mad Frog
10 Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
28 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
(3/12-3/18 – Monuments Only)
(3/24-4/28 – Monuments & Entheos)
(4/1, 4/4, 4/8, & 4/9 – Monuments, Entheos, Sleepmakeswaves)
THE CONTORTIONIST, MONUMENTS, ENTHEOS, sleepmakeswaves tour dates:
MARCH
21 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
23 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
26 San Diego, CA  SOMA
27 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
APRIL
2 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
5 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
6 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
7 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at Intersection
11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
12 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
13 Montreal, QC – Le Foufounes Electriques
14 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
16 Philadelphia, – PA Voltage Lounge
18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
19 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
20 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
22 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
24 Orlando, FL – BackBooth
26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
27 San Antonio, – TX Korova
29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
30 Indianapolis, IN -The Emerson Theater
MAY
1 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall – The Shelter
MONUMENTS European Festival Appearances:
JUNE
17 Dessel, Belgium  – Graspop Metal Meeting
24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
JULY
02 Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force
09 Bonn, Germany – Rockaue Festival
AUGUST 
06 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

Zakk Wylde Debuts “Sleeping Dogs” video.

Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years.

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Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for the track “Sleeping Dogs” from his forthcoming solo LP. Long time collaborator Justin Reich was tapped to direct.  “Black Label Brethren O’ Doom Father Justin Reich Did Another Amazing job Directing the video,” says Wylde. “I asked Father Justin to capture the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the first day my parents dropped me off at kindergarten. Watching the video made me realize why I’m so fond of reading and vegetables.”

Grammy nominated, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman COREY TAYLOR will appear on the“Sleeping Dogs” album version as well. Wylde continues, “Having Father Corey Taylor’s brilliant Voice sing on ‘Sleeping Dogs’ fulfilled my vision of the two of us as the modern day Simon & Garfunkel. We may not be as legendary, talented or as handsome as those two, but we’ve eaten at some of the same restaurants as them.”

“Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December” and “Lost Prayer” are now available as an iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately. Anadditional pre order bundle is also available offering a Book Of Shadows II CD plus a 17″x11″ poster.

Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite.

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.

Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful run on the The Hendrix Experience Tour featuring some of the biggest names in Rock N Roll celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Wylde has wasted no time in announcing his participation in the 2016 Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

All Hail The Yeti Reveals New Track ‘Mr. Murder’, Featuring Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists‏

Southern-fried hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YETI will release their full-length concept album, entitled Screams From A Black Wilderness, on April 8, 2016 via Minus Head Records.

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Southern-fried hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YETI will release their full-length concept album, entitled Screams From A Black Wilderness, on April 8, 2016 via Minus Head Records. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories, presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness features a heavier, grimier and considerably more advanced version of the ALL HAIL THE YETI fans have come to know since their inception.

Vocalist Connor Garritty reveals that this track in particular steps outside the overall horror theme of the album. Mr. Murder was originally written as a surprise tribute to Garritty’s best friend, penned before his untimely passing last year. The band decided to use the track on this record, immortalizing Connor’s friend in music. “Mr. Murder was written about my best friend Matt who passed away last year. He was one of the most influential people for me growing up and throughout my music career. The song was originally written in tribute to him and his unbelievable strength and passion for life. He left us unexpectedly before I could show him the song. It was supposed to be a surprise, almost a thank you to him for helping in more ways than he knew.
Garritty adds that having Brock Lindow on the track was fitting, as he and Matt were also friends, adding more emotional depth to the track. “We knew early in the writing of the record that we wanted Brock Lindow on the album. Brock and Matt were friends as well so it seemed fitting that this would be the song he sang on. It was special for me to have Brock on the album and this song in particular because he is one of my best friends as well and such an influence to me as a vocalist. Mr. Murder has become an anthem to my best friend immortalizing him forever. It is very emotional for me when performing this. I go between sadness and great happiness by the end of the song.”

Gracepoint’s ‘Echoes’ Album Streaming Now!‏

Drawing on a wide array of influences from classic heavy rock and metal, thrash and death metal, and a variety of progressive bands from the 70s through today, GRACEPOINT has forged a heavy and rhythmically complex sound that remains focused and accessible.

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Minneapolis Progressive Metal band GRACEPOINT are pleased to announce the exclusive advance stream of new album Echoes, courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
GRACEPOINT will release sophomore album Echoes on April 8.
Drawing on a wide array of influences from classic heavy rock and metal, thrash and death metal, and a variety of progressive bands from the 70s through today, GRACEPOINT has forged a heavy and rhythmically complex sound that remains focused and accessible. While debut album  Science of Discontent had a raw, underground sound, Echoes is the result of a collaboration with legendary producer/engineer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRYCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc).

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.