Zakk Wylde Announces Meet + Greet Dates with Guitar Center

Zakk Wylde has announced a select number of meet & greet appearances surrounding the launch of Wylde Audio. Fans will have a chance to meet the metal icon in-store and test out his new line of Wylde Audio guitars and more! Join Guitar Center and Wylde Audio for a special in-store appearance with the legendary guitarist!

Wylde chose to join forces with Guitar Center on a new line of guitars from his new company because he admired their commitment to encouraging new talent and supporting musicians of all skill levels and genres. Wylde’s new line of masterfully crafted guitars includes three unique models (Odin, Viking and Warhammer) that are available at Guitar Center stores and online.  To celebrate, the former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society founder is heading out on the road this September to meet with fans at select Guitar Center stores across the country.

Don’t miss your chance to meet with one of hard rock’s most influential guitar players.

ZAKK WYLDE recently debuted a new music video for his latest single “Sleeping Dogs” featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman COREY TAYLOR. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde’s career reaching as high as #22 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada. Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich, the video can be seen below.

Zakk Wylde is currently on the tail end of a a U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II which will come to an end at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles this Friday, September 3rd. Tickets are on sale now here, including VIP upgrades in all markets. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support.

Wylde will continue touring through the end of October, this time with ZAKK SABBATH serving as support for CLUTCH. ZAKK SABBATH includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing onlyBLACK SABBATH songs.

Kirk Windstein of Crowbar Interviewed in Sacramento, California

Kirk Windstein of Crowbar Interviewed in Sacramento, California while on tour with Carcass, Night Demon and Ghoul at Ace Of Spades.

Set list….
Conquering
High Rate Extinction
Planets Collide
The Lasting Dose
The Cemetery Angels
Walk With Knowledge Wisely
No Quarter
All I Had (I Gave)
Like Broken Glass
Crowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs that also contain fast hardcore punk passages. Crowbar is considered to be one of the most influential metal bands to come out of the New Orleans metal scene. Their slow, heavy, and brooding style of metal is known to be influential in the sludge metal, doom metal, and stoner metal genres.

Sep 13    JJ’s Bohemia    Chattanooga, TN
Sep 15    The Agora Theatre and Ballroom    Cleveland, OH
Sep 16    Reggies Music Joint    Chicago, IL
Sep 17    Harpos    Detroit, MI
Sep 18    Town Ballroom    Buffalo, NY
Sep 20    The Westcott Theater    Syracuse, NY
Sep 21    The Ballroom at The Outer Space    Hamden, CT
Sep 23    Amityville Music Hall    Amityville, NY
Sep 24    THE COLOSSEUM/ THE RUINS @ THE COLOSSEUM    Providence, RI
Sep 26    Saint Vitus    Brooklyn, NY
Sep 27    Dingbatz    Clifton, NJ
Sep 28    Shakas Live    Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 29    The Throne Theater    Wilmington, NC
Sep 30    The Sparrow    North Charleston, SC
Oct 01    New Brookland Tavern    Columbia, SC
Oct 02    The Warehouse    Clarksville, TN
Oct 03    Manchester Music Hall    Lexington, KY
Oct 06    Nighthawks    Jacksonville, FL
Oct 07    The Orpheum    Ybor City, FL
Oct 09    Churchills Pub    Miami, FL
Oct 10    House of Blues Orlando    Orlando, FL
Oct 22    Empire Control Room & Garage    Austin, TX

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Dan and Travis of Atreyu Interviewed at Vans Warped Tour in Mountain View, California

Dan & Travis of Atreyu Interviewed at Vans Warped Tour in Mountain View, California

Originally named Retribution, they changed their name to “Atreyu” after the character of the same name from Michael Ende‘s fantasy book The Neverending Story. The name change came because of a change of members and progressive musical styling.[1] In 1998, Atreyu released an independent seven-track EP titled Visions. The album was sold at their live performances. Their second release, was a short five-track EP titled Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty released by underground label Tribunal Records and featured tracks that would be re-worked for later releases. Atreyu signed with Victory Records in 2001, and their most critically acclaimed works would be to come from these releases.

Atreyu will hit the Autralian road with Bullet For My Valentine and Cane Hill this October

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10/20 Perth, AUS – Metro City
10/21 Adelaide, AUS – HQ
10/25 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
10/27 Sydney, AUS – Big Top
10/28 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill

Meshuggah First Single “Born In Dissonance” Premieres via Youtube

The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band premieres their first single “Born In Dissonance” and an exclusive interview with Tomas Haake at Rolling Stone.

Order your copy of the album on either iTunes or Amazon  and receive “Born In Dissonance” as an instant great tomorrow, August 27th.

Earlier this week, the band released the first trailer discussing the title and cover artwork. If you missed it, you can watch it on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

Tomas Haake comments about the album, “”Basically, the whole idea of why we chose the title is it kinda connects with the lyrical content of the album. Which is to a fair degree about current events and what you see is going on as far as terrorism today, extremist views on ideals, and religious dogma and the violent implications that you get from being asleep so to speak and not acting/reacting to what is going on in the proper way”

The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for Kolossand The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP’s featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • Black Double LP
  • Blue/Brown Splatter Double LP
  • T-shirt Bundle (Includes digipak & poster; available in sizes: S-XXL) *
  • Mail-Order Exclusive Box Set*
    • Limited to 1,000 worldwide
    • Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of authenticity

                   *See below for photos*

Pre-order The Violent Sleep Of Reason in the format of our choice here
Or digitally here:

Below is the track listing:
1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay

Obituary Release New Song Announce New Single / Live Album + European Tour Dates

Death metal legends OBITUARY have announced Ten Thousand Ways To Die, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band’s storied catalog. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band’s highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. Ten Thousand Ways To Die will be released worldwide on October 21st on CD and Digital formats and is sure to satisfy new and die-hard OBITUARY fans and will quench the bloodthirst of listeners until the band’s new album drops in Spring 2017.  Pre-Orders for Ten Thousand Ways To Die are available at the Relapse Records Store HERE.

Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below.
The band commented on the live album saying:
“We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last US Tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the Ten Thousand Ways to Die release to give the fans a little Ob bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited “live show” sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show.”
OBITUARY Tour Dates: 
Oct 21 Hannover, DE Capitol
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 1 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 2 Tilburg, NL O13
Nov 3 Leuuwarden, NL Neushoom
Nov 4 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
Nov 5 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 6 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 8 Dortmund, DE FZW
Nov 9 Berlin, DE Huxley’s
Nov 10 Leipzig, DE Taubchenthal
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 13 Ostrava, CZ Garaz
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club
Nov 18 Vienna, AT Arena
Nov 19 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Zurich, CH Komplex

Michael Chiklis to Release Debut Album “Influence” on September 16th

Michael Chiklis reinvents himself once again with the release of his first solo album Influence. Best known as an award-winning television and film actor, Chiklis now steps into a new spotlight to showcase his talents as a rock singer and songwriter with a record whose prominent hooks and overdriven energy recall rock’s golden age. The album’s first single “In Front of Your Eyes” is currently available to stream and features Steve Lukather on guitar.

Influence will be released on September 16th and is currently available for pre-order. Written and produced by Chiklis at his own Extravaganza Music Studio, Influence is an amalgam of his most loved musical inspirations past and present. The album features standout performances from Andres Forero (Hamilton) and Steve Lukather (Toto), as well as Scott Healy, Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg, and Jerry Vivino from Conan’s band.

Chiklis can currently be seen on the hit series Gotham as Nathaniel Barnes, Captain of the Gotham City Police Department. Influence arrives just in time for Gotham’s third season, which premieres September 19th.

Known for his iconic portrayal of Detective Vic Mackey in the groundbreaking series The Shield, Chiklis earned numerous accolades for his performance, including the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the 2002 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama. In addition to starring on The Shield, he also assumed the role of producer and director for many of the show’s episodes. He also recently starred alongside Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Paulson in Ryan Murphy’s award winning anthology, “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

A notable actor on the big screen, Chiklis starred in the films Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as Ben Grimm, aka Marvel Comics’ popular “The Thing.” Additional feature credits include Eagle Eye, Rise, The Tax Man, Last Request, and the controversial Wired, in which he played John Belushi, a role he auditioned for days after his college graduation. He also starred in the inspirational drama When the Game Stands Tall, opposite Jim Caviezel; in the action feature Parker, opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, directed by Taylor Hackford; and in Pawn, a crime thriller produced under his Extravaganza Films banner, with Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Nikki Reed.

Oakland Sludge-Laden Thrash Behemoths Serpent Crown To Release Sophomore Full-Length Next Month + Tour Dates Announced

Oakland-based sludge-laden thrash behemoths SERPENT CROWN will unleash their sophomore full-length, Incantations Of Vengeance, next month on limited-edition cassette. Captured at Green Dot Studios by Snake Green, Incantations Of Vengeance features Tommy Anderson on bass and Rob Ruiz (Psychosomatic) on drums. The band has since recruited Chris “Woz” Wozniak from Lair Of The Minotaur as their full-time drummer.

https://soundcloud.com/dara-santhai/uncertain-life-certain-death/s-870bC

 

Forged by guitarist/vocalist Dara Santhai in 2009, SERPENT CROWN combines a dynamic exploration of haunting atmospheres, and heavy passages, carving a spectral landscape where technicality melds with a raw, dark intensity. Fusing elements of ’80s thrash with sludge and doom, SERPENT CROWN exists in a musical terrain that is difficult to define, yet cohesive and captivating. More technical and aggressive than their 2013-issued self-titled debut, (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions), with Incantations Of Vengeance the band has placed a greater emphasis on dynamics taking its listeners through the realms of death, sorcery, lycanthropy, and a quest for retaliation.

The six-track Incantations Of Vengeance will be self-released on September 9th, 2016 via the band’s official BandCamp.

 

Incantations Of Vengeance Track Listing:

1. Uncertain Life, Certain Death

2. Conjurings Of The Damned

3. Vengeance Of The Witch

4. Martyr

5. Bloodmoon

6. Wings Of Retribution

 

In conjunction with the release of the record, SERPENT CROWN will bring their odes of enmity to the stage on a mini Northwest live takeover with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.

 

SERPENT CROWN:

9/14/2016 TBA – Eugene, OR

9/15/2016 Highwater Mark Lounge – Portland, OR

9/16/2016 The Obsidian – Olympia,  WA

9/17/2016 Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC

9/18/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA

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