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Trivium and Killswitch Engage announce co-headlining tour

Posted by GageT on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM (PST)

Killswitch-Engage-2012Yep, you heard that right. Metalcore staples Trivium and Killswitch Engage have announced that they’ll be playing a string of co-headlining UK shows together in February.

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy said, “There is no question that Killswitch Engage is one of the most influential bands of the last decade. It is an honor to be able to tour with one of our personal favorite bands across one of my favorite places on Earth: the UK!”

Joel Stroetzel, guitarist for Killswitch Engage, commented, “We’re all very excited for the upcoming tour with Trivium! The UK has been a favorite place to play for both bands over the years, so joining forces should make for some great shows! Very psyched!”

Check out the dates here.

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Special One Night show in New York City with Killswitch Engage

Posted by flixdestroyer on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM (PST)

Killswitch-Engage-2013Massachusetts metalcore veterans, Killswitch Engage will be playing a special show in NYC this Saturday night, October 12, at Santos Party House.  They will be performing as part of the second annual CBGB Festival, with openers, Eye Ra Haze.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 8, at 10AM ET.  They can be bought through Ticket Web for $25.  If you have previously purchased a ticket to Killswitch Engage’s Roseland or Starland Ballroom dates with Lamb of God, you are eligible to claim an autographed item from from the band at the forthcoming Santos Party House show.

“I am excited to be a part of the CBGB fest,” proclaims vocalist Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage. “The music that came out of the early punk and hardcore scene changed my life and CBGBs was a big part of that scene. Playing a smaller intimate venue like Santos Party House gives us a chance to change stuff up and give fans a different KsE show with a diversified set list. Saturday will be a night to remember!”

Killswitch Engage is touring in support of their sixth release, Disarm the Descent, released this past spring off of Roadrunner Records.


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Trivium announces new album “Vengeance Falls”

Posted by GageT on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM (PST)

TriviumFlorida thrashers Trivium have announced that their follow-up to 2011’s In Waves will be called Vengeance Falls, and it’s out October 15th.

Produced by David Draiman (of Disturbed and Device fame), Vengeance Falls will be available for pre-order at the band’s website beginning August 20th. The first single, “Strife,” will be available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

The album’s opening track, “Brave This Storm,” is available as a free MP3 download now at this kinda ridiculous site.

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy said, “Vengeance Falls is the culmination of everything we’ve gone through; the representation of struggle endured from within and experienced from the world. Every failure and every success has led us to this moment. Vengeance Falls is this moment in time…”

Producer Draiman added, “Vengeance Falls is a masterpiece of metal. It is their finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.” That’s some high praise to live up to.

Vengeance Falls track listing:

1. Brave This Storm
2. Vengeance Falls
3. Strife
4. No Way to Heal
5. To Believe
6. At the End of This War
7. Through Blood and Dirt and Bone
8. Villainy Thrives
9. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End is Nigh)

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Dream Theater posts new studio vid

Posted by GageT on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM (PST)

dreamtheater2013Since I’m apparently just in that kind of mood today, here’s more in-studio footage. This time prog legends Dream Theater have released the second video in a series documenting the creation of their upcoming self-titled record, out September 24th via Roadrunner.

The band also comments:

“Dream Theater, our first self-titled album, will be released September 24th. While that’s still a little while from now, today we released the second clip in a series documenting the making of the record. In it, John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess (along with engineer Richard Chycki) discuss their creative process and how the band holes up in the studio for months at a time to write and record. Petrucci and vocalist James LaBrie also discuss the way the lyrics come together.”

Check out the second (and first) studio vid here.

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Dream Theater finish mixing their new album

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 9:08 AM (PST)

dtmixingAs we reported a couple weeks ago, Dream Theater are currently prepping for the release of their new self-titled record. Out via Roadrunner on September 24, the record is now finished with the mixing process. Guitarist John Petrucci writes via Facebook: “Can’t wait to share the new DT music with everyone!”

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Gojira vinyl reissues on the way

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:48 AM (PST)

Gojira Band PhotoRejoice, vinyl & Gojira lovers! Two of their most acclaimed records will be getting gatefold double LP reissues courtesy of Prosthetic Records.

Their 2005 breakthrough, From Mars to Sirius, will be available in three 180-gram variants: “Eco-Green” (600 copies), “Mars Red” (200 copies) and “Sea Blue” (200 copies), the latter two of which are mail-order exclusives. The follow-up, The Way of All Flesh, will be offered in two colors: 180-gram clear (500 copies), and a mail-order exclusive, standard-weight blue/white split vinyl (500 copies).

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New Dream Theater record is coming on 9/24

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM (PST)

dreamtheater2013Renowned progressive metal outfit Dream Theater are set to release their latest record on September 24th via Roadrunner. Surprisingly, after a nearly three decade career, they’re finally doing a self-titled album. The lineup for Dream Theater is as follows: John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums. After drummer Mike Portnoy’s departure back in 2010, this is the first record to have new drummer Mangini fully integrated in the creative process.

Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (who has done work Aerosmith and Rush) engineering and mixing.

Petrucci had this to say about the new record:

I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We’ve fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We’re incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.



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Killswitch Engage announce North American headlining summer tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Killswitch Engage Massachusetts metalcore masters Killswitch Engage have announced a North American headlining summer tour.

Killswitch Engage will be supported on this tour by Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be touring in support of their album Disarm the Descent.

Check out the tour dates as well as the video for ‘In Due Time’ here.

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Dragonforce to enter the studio in May

Posted by GageT on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8:45 AM (PST)

dragonforce2013Those British guys who play a lot of guitar solos, DragonForce, just announced that they’re going to start recording their new album, the follow-up to last year’s The Power Within, in May. They’ll be recording at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (known for his worth with Opeth, Soilwork, The Devin Townsend Project, and more). This album will be the second to feature vocalist Marc Hudson, who joined the band in 2011.

Guitarist Herman Li had this to say:

“Right now, everyone in the band is itching to get into the studio to record probably the most epic DragonForce music ever written. With so many ideas flying around and songs already written, we decided to team up with producer Jens Bogren to help us take the DragonForce sound to the next level and beyond!”

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Killswitch Engage headlining US tour this summer

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM (PST)

Killswitch-EngageBoston metalcore band Killswitch Engage have announced their first headlining U.S. tour this summer in support of their new album Disarm The Descent.  The album was recently released via Roadrunner Records.

Joining the band on tour will be As I Lay Dying, Miss May I and Affiance. The tour will kick off on May 30th in Oklahoma City and will end on July 8th in Joliet, Illinois. Click here to check out a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues.

Vocalist Jesse Leach commented on the upcoming tour:

“Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record. We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones.”

Leach continued, “We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I and a new band we’re all excited to see live called Affiance. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level.”

Bassist Mike D. concurred saying, “We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That’s right, ‘CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis’ is surely imminent.”

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Full Album Stream: Killswitch Engage – “Disarm The Descent”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 4:13 PM (PST)

killswitch2012Stop whatever you’re doing right now.  Massachusetts metal group Killswitch Engage are streaming their new album Disarm The Descent in it’s entirety right now and you need to listen to it. This will give you the opportunity to give it a chance and see if it’s something you want to buy. (not that it matters, but everything I’ve heard so far I’ve liked).

You can find Disarm The Descent streaming via right here.

Killswitch Engage will release Disarm The Descent with Roadrunner Records on April 2nd. This will be the band’s sixth studio album and a follow up to the 2009 self titled album. For those not in the know, former lead singer Jesse Leach rejoined Killswitch earlier in 2012 after the departure of Howard Jones and this will be his first release with the band since 2002′s Alive And Barely Breathing.


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New Music: Killswitch Engage – “The New Awakening”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM (PST)

killswitch2012Massachusetts metal group Killswitch Engage have released a new song called “The New Awakening.”  This song comes from their upcoming album Disarm The Descent due out through Roadrunner on April 2, 2012.  This is the second single from the album (find the first called “In Due Time” right here) and makes me nostalgic.

To check out “The New Awakening” click right here.

Disarm the Descent is the band’s sixth studio album and a follow up to the 2009 self titled album.   For those not in the know, former lead singer Jesse Leach rejoined Killswitch earlier in 2012 after the departure of Howard Jones. This will be his first release with the band since 2002′s Alive And Barely Breathing.







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Mayhem Festival announcements

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM (PST)

MAYHEM  Metalheads, are you ready for festival season?

We here at MetalRiot are!

Yesterday we had the pleasure of  attending the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference in Hollywood, California at the infamous Whiskey A Go Go. There were live performances by Butcher Babies and Huntress. Rob Zombie, along with Five Finger Death Punch were there to answer questions–and great times were had.

Click here to read more.

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Killswitch Engage announce European tour with Sylosis

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM (PST)

killswitch2012Massachusetts metalheads Killswitch Engage have released details on an upcoming European tour with British thrashers Sylosis.  This will be the band’s first full scale European tour with new-old singer Jesse Leach.

For dates and venues click right here.

Killswitch will be touring in support of their upcoming album called Disarm the Descent, which is due out April 2 (4 days before the tour starts) on Roadrunner Records.  Sylosis on the other hand are supporting their 2012 Nuclear Blast release, Monolith, Monolith.



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Trivium recording new album

Posted by GageT on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM (PST)

Trivium-studio-2013Florida thrashers Trivium are currently holed up in a house in Austin recording their sixth full-length record, the follow-up to 2011’s In Waves, to be released on Roadrunner.

The record is currently untitled, but it has been confirmed that Disturbed frontman David Draiman will be producing. The band hopes to have the record out by the third quarter of this year.

Trivium also just posted a bunch of pictures of their recording process, which you can check out here.

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