ROTTING CHRIST Release Second New Track, “Heaven and Hell and Fire”

Greek metal trailblazers ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for the new song “Heaven and Hell and Fire“. “Heaven and Hell and Fire” is the second track from their new album ‘The Heretics’(coming Feb. 15, 2019) and the video is available now streaming below.

‘The Heretics’ was recorded by ROTTING CHRIST guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, and more). Pre-orders for ‘The Heretics’ on limited deluxe CD Box, jewel case CD, limited LP and more are available HERE.
Regarding the track, ROTTING CHRIST founder and front-man Sakis Tolis comments, “We’re pleased to present to you the second track from our upcoming album ‘The Heretics‘. The song “Heaven and Hell and Fire”, is another chronicle of heresy and is influenced by John Milton’s saying: “The mind is universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
The artwork for ‘The Heretics‘, illustrated by Greek artist Maximos Manolis, and track list can also be seen below.

CANDLEMASS Release New Track “The Omega Circle”

CANDLEMASS have come full circle: their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) has returned!  They are set to release their 12th full length album The Door to Doom February 22nd via Napalm Records.
CANDLEMASS have dropped the first song from the album entitled “The Omega Circle.”  Listen to it below.
The Door To Doom unsurprisingly follows the plot line mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. With Johan Langquist`s highly dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this album to the next “Epicus”. This masterpiece is rounded off by a beautiful guest appearance by none other than Black Sabbath`s Tony Iommi
on ‘Astorolus – The Great Octopus.’
The Door to Doom Tracklisting:
1. Splendor Demon Majesty
2. Under The Ocean
3. Astorolus – the Great Octopus
4. Bridge Of The Blind
5. Death´s Wheel
6. Black Trinity
7. House Of Doom
8. The Omega CircleCandlemass are:
Leif Edling: Bass
Mats “Mappe” Björkman: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums
Lars “Lasse” Johansson: Guitars
Johan Langquist: Vocals

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive announce co-headline “Collapse The World Tour”

Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage have announced a massive co-headline tour, dubbed “Collapse the World.” The trek will take place in Spring 2019, kicking off on April 18 in San Francisco and running through May 16 in Milwaukee. After The Burial will be in the lineup as support and the tour will be sponsored by Revolver. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 21 at 10am local time.

“After having the pleasure of destroying stages all over Australia with the Parkway guys just over a month ago, we couldn’t be more stoked to share the stage with them once again, this time in the States,” said KsE frontman Jesse Leach. Parkway Drive puts on an incredible live show and we are excited to combine forces and bring the energy every night to a town near you. I am absolutely certain fans of both bands are in for a hell of a time. This will be one for the memories for sure – let’s rage!”

“This co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage is a landmark for Parkway Drive in North America,”said Parkway Drive‘s frontman Winston McCall. “Having smashed our way across the land for over a decade now, it is a humbling and defining moment to be sharing this slot with true heavy metal icons and personal heroes. We have always aimed to maintain the highest standard of energy, connection and entertainment at our shows, a standard that has been set and maintained by KSE their entire career. The concept of how epic this tour will be is mind blowing to me. Bring on the insanity!”

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive tour dates
w/ After The Burial

Apr. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre*
Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium**
Apr. 20 – Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – Ufest***
Apr. 22 – Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium**
Apr. 23 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom*
Apr. 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom**
Apr. 26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom*
Apr. 27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
Apr. 28 – Houston, TX – So What?! Music Festival***
Apr. 30 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater**
May 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle**
May 5 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*
May 7 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre**
May 9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
May 10 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall*
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)**
May 12 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter^^
May 14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring*
May 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit**
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage*
May 17-19 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple**
*Killswitch Engage closes show
**Parkway Drive closes show
***Festival
^^Festival – KsE Only
^Parkway Drive only

OVERKILL Unveil First Single “Last Man Standing”

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band released their first single “Last Man Standing”. Check out the lyric video below.
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “The time has come, for a first taste, ‘Last Man Standing‘.  This cut got the unanimous nod to open The Wings of War, all they way back to the first demos in March, so much so, it was mock titled OPENER up until the recording.  Sometimes everyone is on the same page, wtf!.  So dig into some old school thrash, with a side order of Jersey made, head-banging.”

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)

Pre-order The Wings Of War now digitally and receive “Last Man Standing” instantly or stream the song here.

The Wings Of War was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris “Zeuss” Harris.handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

Mark Morton Announces Collaborative Project + “Anesthetic” Out In March

Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Continue reading “Mark Morton Announces Collaborative Project + “Anesthetic” Out In March”

Watch Video of REDD KROSS’ Entire Sacramento Performance

In the video below REDD KROSS perform a full set of classics at Holy Diver – Sacramento, California – December 12th, 2018 Continue reading “Watch Video of REDD KROSS’ Entire Sacramento Performance”

Rivers of Nihil announces USA headlining tour with Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Currently wrapping up their European tour with Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption, Rivers of Nihil will head back out on the road again stateside this March/April – this time, headlining the trek with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support!

Rivers of Nihil comments: “We are excited to head out on our first full US headlining tour. Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King are all bands that are making big waves in their respective fields and we are honored to have them as part of this fantastic package.
We are also excited to be bringing a healthy dose of material from our newest album out with us this time, in addition to some old favorites.
See you on the road.”

See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France @ l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK @ Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany @ Turock

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid