OMNIUM GATHERUM have just released their brand new single “Blade Reflections”. It is now available on all streaming and download platforms and will also be featured on a limited Edition Omnium Gatherum / Skalmöld split 7-inch, which will be available on the upcoming "Arctic Circle Alliance” European Tour (see below for all dates). You can watch the lyric video for “Blade Reflections” streaming here: https://youtu.be/j5glljbcJPw Singer Jukka Pelkonen comments, "In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ʻBlade Reflectionsʼ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation. Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying."
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From Mina Caputo’s Facebook:
Tix on sale now.!!! Let’s sell this bitch OUT today.!!! http://www.starlandballroom.com/events/detail/252459Add to My Radar
So, this news is a month old, but I am looking for any reason to post about Ereb Altor today. I am stoned and listening to “Nifelheim”. More people simply need to appreciate the majestic, vast strength of this band.
The festival announcement update from the Summer Breeze folks recently proclaimed:
All fans of harsh, yet epic sounds are already familiar with our next confirmed band: EREB ALTOR are coming to SUMMER BREEZE 2014!
The Swedes can be considered the legitimate successors of Bathory, because, just as the viking metal pioneers, EREB ALTOR know too well how to perfectly combine snappy melodies with epic song structures. Add to this a bit of ice-cold nordic atmosphere and what you get is a sonic brew that grabs you and won’t let you go. As an example, may we mention their 2013 album ‘Fire Meets Ice’, the title of which is a pretty accurate description of EREB ALTOR’s music, and that belongs in every proper metal collection. Check it out!
Some of the other confirmed acts this year include Alcest, Bodyfarm, Of Mice & Men, Enforcer, Biohazard and too many more to list!
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This is a fuckin’ unexpected treat for my weekend!
From the Mournful Congregation Official Facebook:
Full footage of our second and final performance at this year’s Martyrdoom Fest in NYC.
Thanks to Vinny and the Signature Riff crew for making this possible, along with everyone who came out to our shows!
Next stop is Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen before returning to our desolate shores.
I can’t believe this. I’m thrilled. Was so bummed I wasn’t there but this is next best thing. Click HERE for the footage and keepi it on and on…doom on through the Golden fireworks Dawn.Add to My Radar
Some bands go acoustic and make a hot mess of it, but not Sevendust. The melodic and syncopated groove metal road warriors killed it on 2014’s crowd sourced win win win Time Travelers & Bonfires. Live the retooled classic material like “Black” and “Crucified” and great new cuts like “Come Down” or “The Wait” are singalong ritual release. Dudes prove yet again you can never count them out and they can’t be pigeonholed. I feel bad for anyone who has missed out on so many great moments in the 7D timeline for fear of liking a “Nu Metal” associated act.
Catharina Christiana shot the band at Upstate Concert Hall on a recent tour stop for us and you can check the warm and energized photos out HERE.Add to My Radar
Jericho really knows his metal. Chasing The Grail is still one of my favorite albums (especially the epic “Wormwood”). I like that Fozzy has Stuck Mojo roots and weren’t too high falootin’ to not play covers in their early years. Chris loves The Scorpions and Ozzy, which is cool.
I always wondered if Buckcherry could face a tornado and survive.
Here are some exclusive shots from Catharina Christiana of the band’s pairing off recently from their NYC and Poughkeepsie gigs. Oh and buy Rival Sons tickets at the Big Apple venue coming up HERE (if ya want a hot tip).
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‘Three’ is very excited to announce we will be playing The Hudson Project July 11-13th on Winston Farm in Saugerties NY!!!! This three day Music and art festival is of course on the site of Woodstock 94′ – an 800 acre parcel perfect for this amazing festival and for ‘THREE’ to ROCK THE FUCK OUT!!! Haha you got it! So come get it!!! R U!!!! – from 3’s Facebook
The new fest is being held on the site of Woodstock 94′, the cool one w Rollins Band, NIN and Cypress Hill…not the rapey/fires raging out of control one with Limp Bizkit.
So yeah…some prog metal and some Kendrick Lamar? Maybe some Native Americans protesting The Flaming Lips? Modest Mouse are not metal but always fucking kill live, so rock n’ roll, baby!
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We are big Twelve Foot Ninja fans around here (that way they wont make burgers out of us). But, seriously…the Australian band and Revolver Mag’s recent Best New Artists Golden Gods winners are a fucking blast (with a bit of a Faith No More thing going on with modern twists). So yeah, a blast a half of rock n roll ninja goodness. We had to send photographer Catharina Christiana to capture these guys givin’ it hard to The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY as part of their first headlining US tour. And just for fun I threw the “Mother Sky” video into this post past the photos, cuz I mean…those girls. Yeah.
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We’ve been getting requests for more hard rock lately and so here are some live shots of the band Fuel. You probably remember their emotional hit “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” or that Brett Scallions sang with The Doors for awhile. Well, Brett is a great front man for what he does. It may not be metal but it is certainly hard rock and heck, they even had Ken from Candiria playing with them for awhile and he is like the best drummer in experimental metal so…whatever! I just found out they have a new album on Megaforce as well, so that’s pretty crazy. It’s called Puppet Strings and the reconstituted band has been touring it. Catharina Christiana got us some shots at a recent Poughkeepsie show.
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According to Lambgoat, Rochester,NY tech spaz geniuses Psyopus are finally doing a reunion show or…three! This band was really under appreciated, partly because their music is some of the most insane shit you will ever hear, and the group hasn’t done anything in almost five lonesome years.
The three dates announced are:
7/18 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
7/19 Clementon, NJ @ Harper’s Pub
7/20 Essex, MD @ The Circuit
While bassist Tommy Stinson stepped aside for 5 shows for some reunion gigs with former band The Replacements., Guns N Roses got a well known fill in.
Filling in for Tommy was none other than original bassist Duff, beginning on April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and staying on for the remainder of the South American tour, including shows in Asuncion, Paraguay on April 9, La Paz, Bolivia on April 12, Recife, Brazil on April 15 and Fortaleza, Brazil on April 17.
Duff’s return saw many highlights, including the return of “Raw Power” and “Attitude” from The Spaghetti Incident to the setlist, as well as opening with “You Could Be Mine” in Bolivia! Click HERE for a video of “Live And Let Die” with Duff and more thoughts on GNR. This rules.Add to My Radar
Rise Records announced via Facebook that The Acacia Strain have finished recording their next album, due for summer release and produced by Will Putney (Stray From The Path, Four Year Strong, Reign Supreme).
“Just talked to Vincent from The Acacia Strain. He said the band just finished tracking the new record (roar of huge cheers). They play NE Metalfest this weekend and then head overseas to Australia/NZ.”
I can honestly say that I’ve waited a long time to see H.I.M.
There was this super anxious feeling deep inside me that I couldn’t explain. I was eager to hear what they sounded like live, what their stage presence would bring, and what their stage set up would look like.
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