Hardcore veterans Lionheart return with new single.

Over a year ago, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore, Lionheart, decided to call it quits. However, it wasn’t long before they realized that walking away was futile. The group has announced their return via the new single “Trial By Fire.” The song will be on their upcoming full-length Welcome To The West Coast II, a sequel of sorts to one of their most acclaimed albums that brought forth a new era in California hardcore.

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When we started writing these songs we had no idea if they’d ever get released at all so there was no pressure, no timelines, and no expectations,” said the band. “We wrote whatever the fuck we wanted and we ended up with the best shit we’ve ever written. No gimmicks, no hype, no bullshit- ‘WTTWC II’ is pissed, heavy, and straight-up.

Lionheart stormed onto the West Coast hardcore scene in 2007, taking influence from bands like Blood For BloodHatebreed, and Ringworm; the band came out swinging with a full blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. Since then they’ve released five albums, including 2016’s Love Don’t Live Here, a well-received record that charted #2 on the iTunes Metal Charts.

Welcome To The West Coast II is available now for pre-order via Fast Break Records, who are also offering a limited vinyl run. “Trial By Fire” is live now on Spotify.

Cradle Of Filth release lyric video for “Achingly Beautiful”

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official lyric video for the venomous new song ‘Achingly Beautiful’. The song comes off the band’s upcoming album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.

Commented Dani Filth: “Influenced by the stories of E.F Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, (deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport), but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.
  
“I love this song as it has a very old skool CRADLE vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure ‘A Gothic Romance’.”

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions.

Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH
CRYPTORIANA WORLD TOUR

UK & IRELAND TOUR w/ special guest SAVAGE MESSIAH
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller

CONTINENTAL EUROPE TOUR w/ special guest MOONSPELL
18.01. CZ Prague, Roxy
19.01. CZ Ostrava, Garage
20.01. SK Bratislava, MMC
21.01. HU Budapest, A38
23.01. PL Krakow, Kwadrat
24.01. PL Warsaw, Progresja
25.01. PL Gdansk, B90
27.01. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.01. DE Berlin, C-Club
29.01. DE Hamburg, Grünspan
30.01. DE Bremen, Schlachthof
01.02. NL Tilburg, 013
02.02. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
03.02. DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
04.02. DE Cologne, Essigfabrik
06.02. DE Bochum, Zeche
07.02. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.02. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
09.02. DE Saarbrücken, Garage
10.02. CH Pratteln, Z7
12.02. IT Milano, Live Club
13.02. IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
14.02. FR St. Etienne, Le Fil
15.02. ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
16.02. ES Madrid, Mon Live (former Penelope) 
18.02. FR Limoges, CC John Lennon
19.02. FR Paris, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
20.02. FR Lille, Le Metaphone
21.02. FR Besancon, La Rodia
23.02. DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
25.02. AT Dornbirn, Conrad Sohms
26.02. AT Wien, Simm City
27.02. DE München, Backstage Werk
01.03. BE Antwerp, Trix
02.03. DE Flensburg, Roxy
03.03. DK Odense, Posten
04.03. NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
05.03. SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
07.03. FI Helsinki, Nosturi*
08.03. RU St. Petersburg, Aurora Concert Hall*
09.03. RU Moscow, Yotaspace*
* = without MOONSPELL

more live shows
09.-12.08. PT  Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

 

 

Azrael’s Bane vocalist Trey Gadler grilled.

Formed in 2001, Azrael’s Bane released 2 critically acclaimed albums (Wings of Innocence, 2004, and Modern Day Babylon, 2008). After 8 years of touring and the grind the band took a much needed break in 2009. With it’s members scattering to the winds, it looked like the end.
In 2013, after the untimely death of band crew member and close friend, Giovanni May, the boys got back together to discuss plans for a memorial concert for their fallen friend. Those discussions ultimately lead to a decision to reform the band and pick up where they left off.

How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto rock/metal?

My parents bought me a turntable and a couple of albums for my 12th birthday. One of those albums was Van Halen 1. It’s been all over with ever since.

How did you become a vocalist and are you proficient in any other instruments?

I fell into singing by accident really. I started out as a guitar player. I’d never even thought about being a singer, but I was in a band playing guitar when our singer quit. We had a show in two days and we needed some rent money so the guys talked me into pulling double duty. I had never sung anything other than backup vocals in a band before but I knew the songs and we needed the money, so I agreed. After the show the guys informed me that we were no longer looking for a singer but we’d probably need a new guitar player. I’ve been singing ever since.

What was the local scene in Texas like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

I got a late start. I was well into my 20’s when I started, so I missed the real heyday of the 80’s in Texas. Hard rock and metal was huge then, but by the time I got into the scene grunge was in full swing and the scene here was on the decline. There were still some great local bands that were kicking ass during that time though. I’d name Z lot Z and Stride as two local bands that I greatly admired. Those guys were amazing.

Has there been times when drugs and alcohol were beneficial to the band?

I’d say it’s the opposite. We have had our share of fun though.

How would you best describe your sound?

Im not really into labels, but I usually say we’re a melodic metal band with some prog elements thrown in.

Is doing ticket pre-sales the same thing as pay to play?

Usually, yes. It’s a bit of a new thing in our scene. I can’t say I’m a fan of the practice.

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

I think Shout at the Devil was the first record I ever bought with my own money. I’ve bought Operation Mindcrime several times. My first copy was on cassette. I wore it out.

DIY forever or signing with a label at first opportunity?

It depends on how hard you are willing to work on promoting yourself. I’ve done it both ways. These days I’d rather have someone else take on some of the work in exchange for some of the income?

Whats the biggest show you have played so far and do you still get nervous before a gig?

Probably Monterrey Metal Fest, or Rocklahoma. Both were big shows for us. I don’t really get nervous often. We come in prepared so I’m usually confident that we’re going to kick ass, but I did have a touch of butterflies before both of those shows.

Is commercial rock radio dead?

I’m the wrong person to ask. I haven’t listened to terrestrial radio in probably a decade. I listen to satellite in my car a lot, but I don’t think people listen to radio like they used to other than when they’re driving. The net makes it too easy to find something you want to hear.

Favorite songs on the new as yet to be finished album and why?

We’re still writing it, so there will be more to come but we’ve got a song called “Burn” that I’m really liking right now. It’s just powerful.

Out of all your songs which one touches you the most when you perform it?

Probably “Jerry’s Song”. We don’t perform it often, but I get a little choked up every time I sing it.

Are there any political or social issues hidden in Azrael’s Bane songs ?

I write about a lot of issues, and political and social themes definitely find their way into our songs. I’m not interested in preaching though. We’re in the entertainment business so the last thing I want is to alienate anyone based on my own opinions. With that in mind, I try to write from an observational perspective. There is no shortage of material to pull inspiration from right now.

What was the process of putting the songs in order?

We arrange our records a lot like we do our set lists. Pick a kick ass opener and closer and try to make everything in the middle flow.

What endorsements do you have and what endorsements do you still want?

Both Chuck and Jeff use Diamond Amps and Brent uses Diamond basses. I’d like to get some more stuff for the guys, particularly perishable things like strings, sticks, drum heads etc and you can never have enough guitars. Personally, I’d love a beer endorsement:)

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

We’ve been lucky enough to hang out with and share the stage with a good number of our heroes but as long as I get to choose, I may as well go big. I’d love to hit the road with Iron Maiden.

Song to be played at your funeral and 3 albums to take to your grave?

Oh man. Tough question! I picture my funeral as being more Irish wake with everyone sitting around telling stories than somber, so it would have to be something upbeat. Maybe something to drink to. Something like Cowboys From Hell maybe. I’d have a really hard time only having 3 albums. My tastes are really varied and I mix it up a lot, but since we’re talking metal today I’ll go with: Operation Mindcrime, Savatage’s Edge of Thorns, and Maiden’s Piece of Mind.

Final thoughts, shout outs, dirty jokes?

Thanks for having me! Stay in touch with us at AzraelsBane.net and Facebook and look for us on the road soon! \m/

Third Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling Party Returns

The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, hosted by VH-1’s Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

BOWL FOR RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball and pin featuring the BOWL FOR RONNIE artwork (see below).

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous BOWL FOR RONNIEevents brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy award winning duo Tenacious D featuring Jack Black and Kyle GassTom Morello(Prophets Of Rage & Rage Against The MachineJohn 5, members of MastodonSteven Adler of Guns and RosesLita Ford, members of the Grammy nominated group Stone Sour and many more. Last year John 5 and Tom Morello who as members of Eddie Trunk‘s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score.

Radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event and captain his-own bowling team at the event.  Additionally, LA’s rock station KLOS will sponsor a bowling team made up of on-air personalities and celebrity musicians.

 

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund.  Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

 

For more information, visit: 

SUAS website: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

SUAS website: http://www.diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie/

 

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite here.

  • Individual Spectator:  $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
  • Individual Bowler:  $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
  • Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

 

WHO:  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT:  BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE:  Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN:  Friday, October 6, 2017 – 6:30-11:00pm /

VIP Pre-Party 6:30-8:30pm

WHY:  To raise funds for cancer research.

Jinjer Release Brand New Performance Video

Ukraine’s best kept metal secret JINJER already have a huge fan base throughout Europe following massive European tours and festival performances. Their explosive mixture of groove metal and hardcore flavored with progressive elements is set to take over alternative stages across the globe.
Convince yourself with the brand new performance video for the track “Who Is Gonna Be The One.”
The band states:
 “We’ve spent the better part of two years touring our butts off but it’s always something special for us when we play the Ukraine. The spirit and intensity of our fans and friends there are a much welcomed reminder of what Jinjer is about and where we come from. We were lucky enough to catch one of those moments at the Atlas Weekend Festival 2017. This live video of Who Is Gonna Be The One is a revamped version with a different arrangement. Consider this is our way of saying thank you to our supporters back home as well as abroad!”
 
Their latest effort King Of Everything infects the planet with feisty growls and soul-shattering clean vocals, front-woman extraordinaire Tatiana Shmailyuk holds the balancing elements that keep it all together with a guarantee to rattle your bones!

 

15.09.2017   AT – Innsbruck, Music Hall
16.09.2017   AT – Linz, Posthof
17.09.2017   SI – Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
18.09.2017   RS – Belgrade, Dom Omladine
20.09.2017   RO – Bucharest, Quantic Club Open Air Stage
21.09.2017   BG – Sofia, Universiada Hall
22.09.2017   GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy
23.09.2017   GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
25.09.2017   SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
26.09.2017   PL – Warsaw, Progresja
27.09.2017   LT – Vilnius, Loftas
29.09.2017   LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena
30.09.2017   EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
01.10.2017   FI – Helsinki, The Circus
03.10.2017   BY – Minsk, Re:Public
21.10.17 UA – Kiew  /Sentrum
*supporting TWELVE FOOT NINJA
JINJER UK Headlining Tour
17.11.17 UK – Dublin / On The Rox
18.11.17 UK – Limerick / The Kasbah
20.11.17 UK – London / The Underworld
21.11.17 UK – Milton Keynes / Craufurd Arms
22.11.17 UK – Manchester/ Gullivers
23.11.17 UK – Glasgow / Audio
24.11.17 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
25.11.17 UK – Nottingham / Rock City Basement
26.11.17 UK – Birmingham / The Flapper
JINJER as Support of ARCH ENEMY
“Will To Power Tour 2018”
w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
12.01.18 DE – Munich / Tonhalle
13.01.18 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
14.01.18 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin
15.01.18 CH – Zurich / Komplex
17.01.18 IT – Milano / Alcatraz
18.01.18 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
19.01.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz
20.01.18 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
22.01.18 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.01.18 FR – Paris / Bataclan
24.01.18 BE – Antwerp / Trix
26.01.18 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
27.01.18 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
28.01.18 NL – Tilburg / O13
29.01.18 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit
31.01.18 SE – Malmö / KB
01.02.18 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller
02.02.18 SE – Stockholm / Arenan
03.02.18 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgarn
05.02.18 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
06.02.18 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
07.02.18 DE – Saarbrucken / Garage

Metal Legends ANNIHILATOR to Release 16th Studio Album

Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of “different” metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band’s debut Alice In Hell. Continue reading “Metal Legends ANNIHILATOR to Release 16th Studio Album”

Everything You Need to Know About Aftershock Music Festival

Aftershock is every hard rock and heavy metal fan’s concert come true. This October, thousands will head to Sacramento’s Discovery Park to witness artistic legends live and uncensored. Not only that, but the festival will offer interactive experiences to get attendees involved and inspired. If this is your first time, AllTheRooms has some advice to help you get through it: it’s gonna be one hell of an experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about Aftershock Festival.

1. First, there are no little names.

Tech N9ne and Marilyn Manson are backups to the headliners. In other words, you won’t be disappointed by the lineup.

2. Crowd Surfing Policies

Sure, they’re discouraged and you engage at your own risk, but no one’s gonna stop you. Mosh safely.

3. Grab a locker.

Nothing worse than dragging your crap with you everywhere when you’re trying enjoy the show.

4. Splurge on the VIP Admission

Between the expedited entry, designated viewing areas, exclusive food vendors and bars, it’s worth the extra cash. Visit our pals @ All The Rooms for more very important info..

Aftershock artist Stone Sour has released an official video for the song “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)”, featured on the band’s new album, “Hydrograd”. The clip, which was directed by Ryan Valdez, includes a guest appearance by members of Steel Panther.

The highly-anticipated music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Aftershock—California’s biggest rock festival—Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.

Nine Inch NailsOzzy Osbourne featuring Zakk WyldeA Perfect CircleFive Finger Death PunchRun The JewelsStone SourMarilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock go on sale Friday, June 9 at Noon PT (see below for details).

Maynard James Keenan says, “I’m delighted to be completing my musical trifecta by returning to the Aftershock festival with A Perfect Circle. Join us for a celebratory glass or three at the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden all weekend long.”

Marilyn Manson says, “A perfect time in the world to share a stage with Ozzy. Here comes the storm.”

The daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21:

    Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Gojira, Highly Suspect, Eagles of Death Metal, Tech N9ne, August Burns Red, Anti-Flag, Nothing More, Deap Vally, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps, Bleeker

  • Sunday, October 22:

    Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Beartooth, Starset, Fozzy, Power Trip, New Years Day, DED, Black Map, Them Evils

Monster Energy Aftershock founder Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains, “Over the past five years, Aftershock has continued to grow as one of the most diverse rock experiences in America. We continue to push the limits this year with Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne, along with artists like A Perfect CircleRun The JewelsHighly SuspectGojira and more.” He adds, “After the success we had with Caduceus wine at last year’s Aftershock, we continued the partnership with Maynard earlier this year at all of our spring festivals. I couldn’t be more excited to bring Caduceus Wine Garden back to Aftershock where it all began