Beastmaker Announces North American Tour Supporting Monolord

BEASTMAKER hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock.
BEASTMAKER released their debut Lusus Naturae earlier this year via Rise Above Records.  Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.  In support of their new album BEASTMAKER will be returning to the road in North America this summer.  The band will be providing direct support to Monolord and Sweat Lodge will open.   The tour begins August 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through September 10th in Vancouver, BC.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Says front man Trevor Church regarding the upcoming with Monolord, “We are bringing sin to the lower 48 and Canada. Limited clear green vinyl and exclusive tour design t-shirts. Everyone will go home with the mask of Satan!”
Though Church had the concept for BEASTMAKER as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”
BEASTMAKER‘s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly.  On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”
BEASTMAKER:
8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
8/6: Seattle, WA @ The Shakedown
8/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
8/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
8/11: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/12: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar
8/13: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
8/15: Ft Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
8/16: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (Outside)
8/17: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/18: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
8/19: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
8/20: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
8/21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kreepy Tiki
8/22: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
8/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/24: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
8/26: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/30: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
8/31: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
9/1: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
9/2: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
9/3: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/5: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
9/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
9/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
9/8: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
9/9: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Station
9/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

Epica Announce The North American Principle Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for The North American Principle Tourin support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle which will see a worldwide release on September 30th through Nuclear BlastEPICA will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends inTHE AGONIST. The first three dates will see Germany’s XANDRIA as a replacement for ARKONA. Tour kicks off on November 4th in Quebec City and will conclude on December 3rd in Worcester, MA.

EPICA’s front woman Simone Simons commented on the tour:
“The time has finally come to visit North America again. We are super excited to show you guys our kick-ass new material of which we are extremely proud! We hope to welcome you all to experience The Holographic Principle extravaganza!”

11/04/2016 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016 Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016 Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016 Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016 The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016 Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

Armored Saint announces USA tour dates with Queensryche, Midnight Eternal

Following their upcoming summer/fall tour dates, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road this November/December as direct support to Queensryche! Midnight Eternal will also join this USA trek, making this one bill not to be missed!

Vocalist John Bush comments: “Armored Saint is looking forward to doing some shows this winter with Queensryche. They’re an incredible band and great guys. Plus it’s a great match for the fans. We did some shows together in Europe last summer and the gigs were awesome. There are some cities in America that Saint hasn’t played in years. Some over a decade! I’m sure people are very excited that we’re finally coming. It’s about time. We’ll kick some ass. Get ready!!!”

See below for all upcoming dates!

Armored Saint tour dates
July 14 – London, UK – Underworld
July 16 – Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can
July 28 – Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany – Headbangers Open Air
July 29 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Saarmageddon @ Messegelande
July 30 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Loud Park Festival

Armored Saint tour dates
w/ Queensryche, Midnight Eternal
Nov. 15 – Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
Nov. 16 – Ace of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
Nov. 18 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov. 22 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Nov. 23 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Nov. 25 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
Nov. 26 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 – Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 30 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 1 – The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
Dec. 2 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Dec. 3 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Dec. 6 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Dec. 7 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 8 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
Dec. 9 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 – Limelight – Peoria, IL
Dec. 13 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Dec. 14 – Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
Dec. 15 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

The Melvins Debut “Hideous Woman” Video

The Melvins, who wrapped up their latest European tour over the weekend, debut a video for “Hideous Woman” from their recently released album, Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings).

The video for the single Stereogum dubbed an “intense, off-kilter riffer” was directed by David Hall.

The 12-song album, which premiered via MLB.com, features six bass players: Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

The Melvins return to U.S. highways this summer, launching a seven-week tour on Aug. 3 in Las Vegas. The touring line-up features Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald.

U.S. tour dates:

August 3 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
August 4 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
August 6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
August 7 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 9 Sioux Falls, SD The District
August 10 Fargo, ND The Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
August 13 Eau Claire, WI Eaux Claires Music Festival
August 14 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 16 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 17 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
August 18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
August 19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 22 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 23 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
August 24 Buffalo, NY Iron Works
August 26 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
August 27 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
August 28 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space
August 29 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
September 1 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 3 Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 5 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
September 6 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
September 7 Charleston, SC Music Farm
September 8 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
September 10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
September 11 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
September 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 13 Little Rock, AR Metroplex
September 14 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
September 15 Oklahoma City, OK The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
September 16 Norman, OK Opolis
September 17 Austin, TX The Sidewinder
September 18 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
September 21 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
September 24 Long Beach, CA Music Tastes Good Festival

New Burn Halo Live In Sacramento Quality Footage Now Streaming

Burn Halo have hit the road again for Wolves of War Tour. This time with a new lead singer. They announced their new lead singer, T.J. Chopelas on their Facebook Page:

Burn Halo with new singer, ex-Trackfighter frontman TJ Chopela blaze @The Boardwalk with White Knuckle Riot DEDVOLT @ Hatriot be sure to catch the band when they come to your town while on tour all this summer…..
06/27 Lewiston, ID – 3rd Wheel
06/30 Las Vegas, NV – The Dive
07/03 Albuquerque, NM – Co-Op
07/06 Wichita Falls, TX – Iron Horse Pub
07/08 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
07/10 Lincoln, NE – Vega
07/13 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
07/14 Berwyn, IL – Wire
07/15 Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena
07/19 Kent, OH – The Outpost
07/20 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star
07/21 Syracuse, NY – Station 88
07/22 Gates Center, NY – Pineapple Jacks
07/23 Cranston, RI – 1150 Oak Bar
07/25 New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall
07/26 North Hampton, PA – Gin MIll
07/28 Halethorpe, MD – Dead Fish Cantina
07/30 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
08/03 Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole
08/04 Greensboro, NC – Shriners
08/05 Hickory, NC – Wizard’s Saloon
08/06 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
08/07 Jacksonville, FL – Piper’s
08/12 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
08/13 Augusta, GA – Sky City
08/15 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
08/17 Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
08/18 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
08/25 Russellville, KY – The Climb
08/26 San Leon, TX – 18th Street Pier
08/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
09/01 Omaha, NE – Shamrocks
09/03 Alcove, WY – Sunset Bar & Grill
09/04 Part Falls, ID – Cruisers
09/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

 

Burn Halo have  \hit the road again for Wolves of War Tour. This time  with a new lead singer.  They announced their new lead singer, T.J. Chopelas on their Facebook Page:

After many tough conversations and careful consideration, we have decided to move forward without our frontman James Hart. As a band, we want to continue to tour and make albums on a full time basis. Where James is at in his life and career, he was no longer able to make the same commitment the rest of us were willing to make. We completely understand and respect his decision to step away and have his full support to continue on with Burn Halo. Our long time friend T.J. Chopelas will be taking over as the new lead singer for Burn Halo. We are excited for the future and looking forward to seeing all of our fans on the road this summer. We love you all and appreciate your continued support.

REVOCATION Debut Lyric Video For “Crumbling Imperium”

Having delivered five killer albums boasting some of the most potent, technical and abrasive metal unleashed over the last decade, it would be easy for REVOCATION to sit back and rest upon their laurels. However, with their constant drive to push their sound ever forward and refusal to compromise their integrity, this could never be the case – and Great Is Our Sin is their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty release to date.
Today REVOCATION has unleashed third blistering track from Great is Our Sin.
Great is Our Sinis slated for a July 22nd release date via Metal Blade Records.  The first song track streaming from the album entitled “Communion” is streaming now at http://www.metalblade.com/revocation Pre-order your copy of Great is Our Sin in exclusive bundle packages there as well!
When it came time for the follow up to 2014’s Deathless the quartet had their work cut out for them, and their response to the challenge is a record that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go. Never forcing anything, the songs that would comprise Great Is Our Sin came together organically, and while the members being spread all around North America would have been an impediment to some, REVOCATION drew strength from it.
Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed Deathless and 2012’s Teratogenesis EP, the record packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived.  Known for their technical prowess, the band remained dedicated to upping the ante without ever losing sight of the importance of good songwriting.
Regardless of the state of the world, nothing is going to slow REVOCATION down any time soon. Whilst the lineup has changed over the ten years the band has been in existence, Davidson’s passion has never waned, and they are arguably sounding better than ever as they look toward the future. “We can’t wait to bring these songs out on the road and perform them for different audiences all over the world. Great Is Our Sin is a new chapter for the band, and collectively we feel that it is our defining record to date.”
In support of Great Is Our Sin, REVOCATION will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Summer Slaughter tour alongside Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Krisiun, Slaughter to Prevail and Ingested.  The tour kicks July 23rd in Orlando, FL and runs through August 21st in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
 
Great Is Our Sin Track Listing:
1. Arbiters of The Apocalypse
2. Theatre of Horror
3. Monolithic Ignorance
4. Crumbling Imperium
5. Communion
6. The Exaltation
7. Profanum Vulgus
8. Copernican Heresy
9. Only the Spineless Survive
10. Cleaving Giants of Ice
 
REVOCATION Line-up
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums
Summer Slaughter Tour 2016:
7/23: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
7/24: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
7/26: Knoxville, TN @ The International
7/27: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
7/28: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/29: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/30: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/31: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
8/2: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
8/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
8/5: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/8: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/10: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/11: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/13: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/15: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
8/16: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
8/17: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/19: Richmond, VA @ The National (B4BQ)
8/20: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

Cult Death Metal band MERCYLESS release new single

The legend is back!

The one and only MERCYLESS, one of the cultest Death Metal acts ever to emerge from France, the one that released the two classic albums “Abject Offerings” (Vinyl Solution, 1992) and “Coloured Funeral” (Century Media, 1993), the one that relentlessly toured Europe with the likes of DEATH (RIP, Chuck), ASPHYX, UNLEASHED, TIAMAT or more recently LOUDBLAST, that one band is back with a new FREE digital single, “Altered Divination” ahead of the October 7th release of its new full-length, “Pathetic Divinity”.

Featuring a brand new song, “My Name Is Legion“, produced at Psykron studio (PUTRID OFFAL) and mastered at Conkrete studio (OTARGOS…), and a raw “official bootleg” 2014 live recording of the 1992 classic “Substance of Purity”, the single is a foretaste of things to come any unholy Death Metal fan should get right now!

Hear the roar of the horde sharpening its weapons preparing for a new battle against everything holy!