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The Black Dahlia Murder announce North American Tour w/ Goatwhore

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:45 AM (PST)

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Michigan melodic death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a North American tour.

The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring with Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain.

The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring in support of their latest album Abysmal.

Check out The Black Dahlia Murder tour dates here.

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Battlecross announce North American tour w/ Havok

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM (PST)

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Michigan thrash metallers Battlecross have announced a headlining North American tour.

Battlecross will see support from HavokNekrogoblikon and Black Fast.

Check out Battlecross tour dates here.

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Album Review: Act Of Defiance – “Birth and the Burial”

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:43 AM (PST)

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So, I picked up the ACT OF DEFIANCE debut album Birth And The Burial today. I was a little skeptical at first, since the last time two dudes left MEGADETH and tried something new, David Ellefson and Jimmy DeGrasso gave us F5, which left a lot to be desired. Not to say that the band wasn’t any good, but you would expect more out of ex-MEGADETH guys. A lot more.

ACT OF DEFIANCE, formed by ex-MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitars), along with singer Henry Derek (ex-SCAR THE MARTYR) and bassist Matt Bachand (SHADOWS FALL) went down a completely opposite path as the boys in F5. The band is a perfect blend of so many different sun-genres of metal, there’s something for virtually everyone. Very old school, no nonsense, in your face metal, but still very new school at the same time.

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Revocation are beloved around the world for being one of the hardest touring, funniest yet most insanely capable technical death metal bands in the business. They make it seem cool to be in a metal band again, kicking ass and getting things done whereas most bands are too busy bitching and moaning about what is good enough for them while scarcely leaving the boundaries of their own zip code.

Revocation have never settled and thus have made many impressive albums at this point. Some of their earliest material is now being re-released and you can hear a remixed and remastered version of “Summon The Spawn” at Decibel HERE.

Revocation’s Empire of the Obscene (including the Summon the Spawn demo) will be issued November 13th on Metal Blade Records. Click HERE for the pre-order.

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RAM premiere “Awakening The Chimaera” DVD clip with Rock Hard Germany

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PST)

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Svbversvm is the impending new full-length from Sweden’s classic heavy metal stalwarts, RAM. Boasting ten raging hymns of death, post-apocalyptic dominance and total devastation through iron that recall the power and prestige of some of metal’s most revered acts (think Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate et al) without replicating them, RAM’s fourth studio offering was self-produced at Black Path Studios, mixed at Welfare Sounds by Olle Björk, Per Stälberg, and RAM, mastered by Daniel Johansson and will be unleashed on October 30th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In Europe, Svbversvm will come available as a limited CD/DVD digipak, as well as on CD and vinyl.

 

In collaboration with Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine, today RAM offers up a clip of “Awakening The Chimaera.” Taken from the bonus DVD, X Anniversary, A Decade Of Heavy Metal Tyranny Concert,which comes free with the limited edition digipak of Svbversvm, the performance was filmed on Friday the 13th of September 2013 at a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

 

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Whitechapel to release “The Brotherhood of the Blade” DVD

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PST)

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On October 30th, Whitechapel will unleash their new feature length video release, The Brotherhood of the Blade, which follows the sextet on tour and at home, and dives deep into the hearts and minds of one of metal’s brightest acts. Featuring an exclusive documentary, The Brotherhood of the Blade stands as a glimpse into the band’s world, into each member’s outlook, and the changes they’ve experienced over the past near-decade on the road. Shot and directed by Mathis Arnell for Naughty Mantis, with live show audio recording, mixing, and mastering by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis, this CD/DVD set is an audio/visual apex that fans won’t want to miss.

 

To view the trailer for The Brotherhood of the Blade and to reserve your copy of the CD/DVD, please visit HERE.

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Cattle Decap tour with Cannibal Corpse to kick off this week

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:46 PM (PST)
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Road warring San Diego deathgrind unit, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will kick off their tour supporting Cannibal Corpse later this week. Set to commence on October 8th in Jacksonville, the journey will run through nearly a month’s worth of cities, coming to a close on November 7th in Orlando. Additional support will be provided by Soreption. Check out the tour trailer HERE.

 

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Wovenwar hit the road through October with Atreyu, then Sevendust

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM (PST)

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WOVENWAR return to the road this evening with Atreyu. The band’s month-long trek, which includes support from Unearth and Beartooth on select dates, will run from September 18th through October 18th. From there, WOVENWAR will join Sevendust for three special shows in the Midwest on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. See the complete list of dates below.

In related news, WOVENWAR‘s self-titled debut was recently nominated for two San Diego Music Awards, including Best Hard Rock band, and Best Hard Rock album. Fans still have time to vote. Polls close at 5:00pm PST TODAY, September 18th. Go HERE to cast your ballot.

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Sad news: RIP Bolt Thrower’s ‘Kiddie’ Kearns

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:46 AM (PST)

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From the Black Conjuration Festival Facebook page.

Bolt Thrower have issued the following statement;

“With the heaviest of hearts, and still numb from shock, we have to share the very sad news that on Monday 14th September Bolt Thrower lost our powerhouse drummer, Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns.

After the first rehearsal for our upcoming tour of Australia, Kiddie suddenly felt unwell which continued throughout the night, and the next day he passed away peacefully in his sleep.

He was a fantastic Dad, husband, son, friend, but to us he was always ‘Kiddie’, the same 17 year old Coventry kid whose drumming style and personality blew us away when he first walked into our rehearsal room 20+ years ago.

Kiddie enriched our lives, and the Bolt Thrower sound. He leaves a massive hole in the lives of everyone who knew him and will be very sorely missed by many.

Karl, Jo, Baz, Gav & the loyal BT crew”

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Behemoth release video for “The Satanist”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM (PST)

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Witness the visual accompaniment to Behemoth‘s track “The Satanist” HERE. As is often the case with the Polish group’s near limitless ambition, the video is a conceptual and aesthetic victory for all those who would run free.

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “Behemoth has always been about breaking boundaries, taboos, leaving its comfort zone and thinking out of the box! Here we go again with the brand new video from us. It’s already a fourth official clip off “The Satanist”… The concept came from the director, Andrzej Dragan. It’s situated in modern Warsaw in the present times. It’s where the carnal world meets the unknown… it’s where the ZOS meets KIA… It’s where SACRUM is raped by PROFANUM…”

Director Andrzej Dragan adds: “This is a picture of alienation and ultimate rejection of an oversensitive character by an anonymous city.”

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I interviewed my favorite Battlecross dude, Don Slater.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 5:46 PM (PST)

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Rise To Power, mother cluckers.

I finally interviewed Battlecross, one of the fastest rising bands in modern groove/thrash.

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Heavy gloom crew Twitching Tongues to release “Disharmony” LP

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM (PST)

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Twitching Tongues have been taking hardcore passion and the disdain of the grimiest metal to new heights/depths, banging out quality release after release. Hard to believe album number three is here already and on mighty Metal Blade! Great work pays off and this band have earned it with a sound that recalls a knife fight between Carnivore and newer styles with heavy, modern distortion. In Love There Is No Law was the next level from good but uneven break out Sleep Therapy .I am confident Disharmony will take it even further down the moonlit path of blessed misery for these guys. These dudes have always had a strong merch game so I rooted for them, haha (isn’t that odd how it can work now?)…but it’s great that through discipline and gig seasoned growth they are truly coming into themselves.

 

This record represents every single thing we have done and have worked towards these past 5 years…It is a new beginning for this band, and it feels incredible to finally share it with all of you.” – Colin Young

 

The record is due in early October and the band has also unleashed a new video, directed by Tyler Bradberry, for the record’s title track and launched a pre-order for the record today at metalblade.com/twitchingtongues. They’ve already been crushing this song live , so you might recognize it already.

 

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Battlecross stream “Rise To Power” in full

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:04 AM (PST)

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Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their long awaited third album Rise To Power“this Friday via Metal Blade Records. But before they do, BATTLECROSS is giving fans a chance to stream  Rise to Power in its entirety. Head over to metalhammer.teamrock.com to listen now!

The first official video from the album for the song “Absence” is available for viewing. The video was directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Whitechapel, Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR). Watch the video HERE.

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Abiotic September Tour Dates

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM (PST)

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Abiotic will be back on tour beginning September 4th! The Florida natives heading out on a two week trek and will be joined by Reaping Asmodeia on shows beginning September 7th. More dates are still TBA, and the confirmed listing is below. Follow facebook.com/abioticfl for updates.

Abiotic released their sophomore album Casuistry in April on Metal Blade Records. It cracked two of the Billboard Charts and landed at #50 on the Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. Casuistry is available for purchase HERE. While there be sure to check out the stream of “Cast into the Depths”, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.

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Rivers Of Nihil streaming must hear sophomore LP “Monarchy”

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM (PST)

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This Friday sees the release of RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s sophomore album “Monarchy” via Metal Blade Records. Right now at metalblade.com/riversofnihil “Monarchy” is streaming in its entirety. Be sure to check out this landmark album and if you haven’t go ahead and pre-order your copy!

RIVERS OF NIHIL have a special CD release show scheduled for This Wednesday August 19th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus. Fans will be able to hear songs from “Monarchy” performed live for the first time and purchase the CD in person. A full autumn tour itinerary will be announced soon.

A video documenting the making of the album has been released today and can be viewedHERE. The video was shot during recording at guitarist Brody Uttley’s home studio and recording at Atrium Audio in Lancaster, PA with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. This video gives fans an insight into the processes behind the tracking and concept of “Monarchy.”

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