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SOURCE OF RAGE sign to Metalville

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:27 PM (PST)

Hildesheim’s SOURCE OF RAGE have signed with Metalville Records. The band will release Witness The Mess via the respected label on July 22nd.

Oliver Roffmann and the three brothers Marko, Thilo, and Riko Krause won the German final of the Wacken Open Air Metal Battles in 2019.

Source Of Rage’s older video “Aware” from 2021 can be checked out below.

Metal Riot’s Top 5 for April 2022

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 8:41 PM (PST)

Aries season is here and it is not only my birth month but a stellar fucking month for fiery metal releases. Shit, the Meshuggah video practically has a Balrog in it. Horns, indeed. Heriot, Meshuggah, Egregore, Caliban and Lords Of The Trident take the cake for us this month here at MR HQ. Support!

 

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Dopest news yet of 2022 for music! GOD FORBID reunion is ON!

Blue Ridge Rock Festival is gonna crush a lot of the competition this year with Thrice, Kittie, Story of the Year, Fear Factory, He Is Legend, Comeback Kid, Shadows Fall, Down and many more great bands! Just pretend corny ass Skillet isn’t playing.

“I wasn’t sure that this would ever happen but I can‚Äôt tell you how psyched I am to announce that God Forbid is reuniting to play this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival,” says God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle. “These are my brothers and I can‚Äôt wait to share this with the fans who’ve been waiting.”

More info HERE.  9/8-11th is the festival.

 

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German metalcore mainstays Caliban have released another reliably churny and gurgly metalcore opus, the tormented new single “Ascent Of The Blessed”. While nothing is out of the ordinary here, including the solid hooks, the longtime fans of the band and the sub-genre will certainly find plenty to headbang to their hearts content about.¬† The band’s new Century Media release Dystopia follows hot on the heels of Zeitgeister and has fans chomping at the bit. Initial reactions during the single premiere were very positive.

That said, the band go deeper than your average metalcore band lyrically.

Vocalist Andreas D√∂rner states about ‚ÄúAscent Of The Blessed‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúThis song is inspired by my imagination of a near-death-experience and the question about my life. It‚Äôs about the question if one is a good or an evil person.‚ÄĚ

New album Dystopia was produced by Benjamin Richter (Moonspell, Emil Bulls) and guitarist Marc Görtz, as well as co-produced by Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer).

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From Suicide Silence’s Facebook:

We‚Äôre thrilled to announce the return of the Chaos & Carnage tour across the U.S. with this crushing lineup of bands! We‚Äôll be hitting the road with Carnifex, Lorna Shore, Upon A Burning Body, AngelMaker, DISTANT & another yet to be announced special guest!‚Ā£
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Be sure to follow Chaos And Carnage Tour & check chaosandcarnage.com for tickets and further information.‚Ā£
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General Admission Tickets On Sale: Friday, January 14, 10:00AM Local Time‚Ā£
C&C VIP Package Upgrades On Sale: Friday, January 21 at 10:00AM Local Time ‚Ā£
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TOUR DATES:‚Ā£
5/6 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades‚Ā£
5/7 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom‚Ā£
5/8 Seattle, WA – El Corazon ‚Ā£
5/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater ‚Ā£
5/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater ‚Ā£
5/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze‚Ā£
5/14 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club ‚Ā£
5/15 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot‚Ā£
5/17 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs ‚Ā£
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels ‚Ā£
5/19 Boston, MA – Big Night Live ‚Ā£
5/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ‚Ā£
5/21 Reading, PA – Reverb ‚Ā£
5/22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage ‚Ā£
5/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade ‚Ā£
5/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum ‚Ā£
5/27 Arlington, TX – So What Festival ‚Ā£
5/28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live ‚Ā£
5/29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ‚Ā£
5/31 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre‚Ā£
6/1 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre ‚Ā£
6/2 Las Vegas NV – 24 Oxford ‚Ā£
6/3 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ‚Ā£
6/4 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
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REVOLVER streams ‘Return Of The California Takeover’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM (PST)

Earth Crisis pic by Veronika Reinert

Stream The Return Of The California Takeover HERE.

 

Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of The Return Of The California Takeover, the new live LP from EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE, in advance of the LP’s release this Friday via WAR Records.

 

In February of 2020,¬†EARTH CRISIS,¬†SNAPCASE, and¬†STRIFE¬†joined forces in Los Angeles for The Return Of The California Takeover; two shows paying homage to¬†The California Takeover… Live, the classic live album featuring all three bands. Released on Victory Records in 1996,¬†The California Takeover… Live¬†is considered by many fans of the genre as one of the all-time best live hardcore records.

 

WAR Records is proud to release the audio companion to the 2020 event, with the retail version of The Return Of The California Takeover. The LP finds EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE all in fighting form, joining forces to play sets filled with the songs that helped define 1990s hardcore. The Return Of The California Takeover is a sonic document to a very special night shared by all those in attendance.

 

Recorded live at the Teragram Ballroom on February 23rd, 2020, The Return Of The California Takeover was produced by Aaron Bruno of Awolnation along with Eric Stenman (Thrice, Deftones, Will Haven) co-producing, engineering, and mixing. The record was mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) and features artwork by Linas Garsys.

 

EARTH CRISIS¬†guitarist Scott Crouse offers, “I‚Äôm really glad we were all able to get together again and give the younger folks an opportunity to see something they missed out on, and also the older people the chance to relive the good old days. The live recording really turned out great. I really think it properly captures the vibe of that night.”

 

SNAPCASE¬†vocalist Daryl¬†Taberski reveals, “The California Takeover¬†is more than just a snapshot of ‚Äė90s hardcore, it brings out the best in each of our bands and also our audience as well. There are a lot of laughs and camaraderie when our three bands get together, but more importantly we spark an increased energy on stage for each other.”

 

STRIFE¬†guitarist Andrew Kline writes, “I am so glad that the tape was rolling, and that we were able to capture the energy and positivity of that night.¬†The Return of The California Takeover¬†shows were not about living in the past, but rather bringing the past full circle to the present… Having younger bands like Magnitude and Hesitation Wounds on the bill really solidified the fact that the style of hardcore that we play is still important and still running through the veins of the new generation of hardcore kids…”

 

The feature at Revolver adds, ‚ÄúIn 1996, Victory Records released a soon-to-be iconic live album called¬†The California Takeover, which featured recordings from a three-band bill in L.A. that boasted¬†EARTH CRISIS,¬†SNAPCASE, and¬†STRIFE¬†‚ÄĒ three of the most popular and influential hardcore bands of the Nineties. The live LP took on a legendary status in the halls of hardcore, and in February 2020, it happened again. Dubbed¬†The Return of the California Takeover, those three pillars of metallic hardcore teamed up at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. for a night that honored their legacies and proved that all three of them still got it.‚ÄĚ

 

Stream the entire The Return Of The California Takeover LP featuring EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE early only through Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE.

 

WAR Records will release¬†The Return Of The California Takeover¬†this Friday, November 19th, on LP, CD, and digital formats. The vinyl will be available in four variants: 300 color-in-color pressed as band exclusives, 400 on olive green available through RevHQ, BrooklynVegan, Hardtimes, Revolver, Coretex, and more, and two WAR Records exclusive pressings, with 100 on glow in the dark wax with Japanese OBI Strip and 200 tricolor California Flag pressing, all including a 24‚ÄĚx36‚ÄĚ poster.

 

Find preorders for all formats now at the WAR Records webshop RIGHT HERE.

 

After their postponement over the Summer, the rescheduled California Takeover East Coast dates have been issued, rebooking the shows for May of 2022, when EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE will bring the action to Buffalo, New York on May 13th, followed by two shows in Philly on May 14th and 15th.

 

EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE California Takeover East Coast:

5/13/2022 The Town Ballroom ‚Äď Buffalo, NY
5/14/2022 Underground Arts ‚Äď Philadelphia, PA
5/15/2022 Underground Arts ‚Äď Philadelphia, PA

The Return Of The California Takeover Track Listing:
1. Earth Crisis ‚Äď Forged In The Flames
2. Earth Crisis ‚Äď Constrict
3. Snapcase ‚Äď Incarnation
4. Snapcase ‚Äď Zombie Prescription
5. Strife ‚Äď Waiting
6. Strife ‚Äď Stand As One
7. Snapcase ‚Äď Drain Me
8. Snapcase ‚Äď Caboose
9. Strife ‚Äď Lift
10. Strife ‚Äď Force Of Change
11. Earth Crisis ‚Äď To Ashes
12. Earth Crisis ‚Äď Born From Pain
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Not Harm’s Way like Astroworld being completely negligent to the safety of fans and then Kim Kardashian tweeting about selling make-up before any condolences, but Harm’s Way like one of the heaviest and legit hardcore bands in recent memory having an anniversary/remix edition of a modern classic:

After being out of print for years, we present the deluxe 10 year anniversary edition of Harm’s Way – Isolation. Expanded over two LPs, packaged in a heavy weight tip-on gatefold LP jacket with UV spot varnish, printed inner sleeves and a gatefold insert. Disc One features a re-master of Isolation by Colin Jordan while Disc Two features select tracks remixed & reimagined by Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, JK Flesh), Andrew Nolan (Intensive Care, The Endless Blockade), Dylan Walker (Full of Hell, Sore Dream) and Petbrick (Igor Cavalera and Wayne Adams).

Get on it! I am especially loving the pulsing, fierce and 75 percent more Godflesh on club acid sounding Justin Broadrick remix of “Breeding Grounds”.

 

Long-running deathcore unit IMPENDING DOOM today drops their anticipated Hellbent EP! The surprise release, initially slated for January, is available via MNRK Heavy on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally.

 

Hellbent boasts the enduring trio who formed the creative core of IMPENDING DOOM in Riverside, California: vocalist Brook Reeves, guitarist Manny Contreras, and bassist David Sittig. Recorded with engineer Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon by the Sea in Los Angeles and mixed by longtime band collaborator Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside, Thy Art Is Murder), the EP is a fierce five-song blast of readily identifiable IMPENDING DOOM brutality, with just enough of a modern flourish. As reliably as ever, the band endeavor to bring woe with crushing heaviness, sick death metal and grindcore riffage, impossibly guttural growls, and steadfast reverence for God. The EP also comes adorned with the arresting cover art of Jim Pavelec, an illustrator specializing in the occult, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, including pieces for classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons.

 

Preview and purchase Hellbent today at THIS LOCATION.

 

View the band‚Äôs previously released video for ‚ÄúSatanic Panic‚ÄĚ at¬†THIS LOCATION¬†and watch for new videos to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

 

Additionally, IMPENDING DOOM will return to the touring circuit with shows confirmed in California and Texas. More dates will be announced soon.

 

IMPENDING DOOM w/ Bury Your Dead, Ov Sulfur, Foreign Pain:
12/11/2021 The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
12/12/2021 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA
w/ Oh, Sleeper, War Of Ages:
1/19/2022 Jake’s РLubbock, TX
1/20/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
1/21/2022 Southside Music Hall – Dallas, TX
1/22/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
1/23/2022 Boozerz Rock Bar – Corpus Christi, TX
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Killswitch Engage – Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitars), Joel Stroetzel (guitars), Mike D’Antonio (bass), and Justin Foley (drums) – have remained the most important band in metalcore over the years for many reasons, most of which are top tier songs. The band today release the official video for “Us Against the World” from their latest album, Atonement, out now. Other reasons besides musical that they remain at the top of the pack is their sense of purpose and camaraderie paired with affirmations of moving through adversity.

The footage is taken from the band’s August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“This is one of my favorite songs off the album so I’m glad it is getting some attention and a visual component. It’s a song about facing down the odds and finding confidence to overcome and conquer a situation. I originally wrote it as a battle cry song with my warrior Highland Scottish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestors in mind. However, it can be about friendship, love, or even the camaraderie of being in a band traveling the world. The title says it all ‚ÄĒ ‘Us Against The World!'” – Jesse Leach

The video was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest for MyGoodEye.

Killswitch Engage are currently on the road, touring with Slipknot, Fever 333, and Code Orange as part of the pretty epic Knotfest Roadshow. The band will also appear at several key fall festivals. All KsE tour dates are below.

Killswitch Engage on tour:
09/24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Fest
09/25 – Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Fest
09/26 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

with Slipknot, Fever 333, Code Orange:
09/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/02 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/03 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/05 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/08 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange)
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
11/01 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (Knotfest)

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The collaborative and heartfelt new Times Of Grace record Songs of Loss and Separation was worth the very long wait and a testament to the songwriting skill and bond between Jesse Leach and Adam D.

Songs of Loss and Separation is out now via the band’s own imprint label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide.

The newest new video is for the track “Far From Heavenless” and was shot by Nick Hipa at 29 Palms in Southern California. The song has been uplifting many of the group’s fans and is considered a highlight of the momentous return record! As someone with a lot of religious ancestry yet who is embedded in the metal and punk scene, I found it a positive message for those who might feel unwanted at times due to the hypocrisy of some zealots who use faith to divide.

“I really enjoyed creating this song,” guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz says. “It addresses losing faith in something ‚ÄĒ whether it be organized religion, a person, or even society itself. Judgement is an alienating thing.” He continues,” The video was a lot of fun to make‚Ķmany thanks to Nick Hipa for coming up with the vision and dedication to get it done.

“This song is a deep cut for me,” says vocalist Jesse Leach. “It reveals the dark undercurrent of the corruption and hypocrisy that can be found in some organized religion. It’s about the backlash, criticism, and casting out of those who question and seek more than what is given and spoon-fed. On one side of the message is love and acceptance; on the other is condemnation and alienation. It is one in a series of songs written about an undying thirst and desire for a deeper truth. There is beauty to religion and ritual. But there are some who use this deep conviction for personal gain, manipulation, and even evil.”

WRISTMEETRAZOR to tour with SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM (PST)

Photographer credit: Cameron Nunez

WRISTMEETRAZOR¬†have today announced a winter US tour supporting SeeYouSpaceCowboy, alongside Greyhaven and Vatican, ¬†taking place in November and December. The 29 date run will be among the metalcore group’s first shows in support of their new sophomore album,¬†Replica of a Strange Love, released via Prosthetic Records in June of this year.¬†

Tickets will go on sale for the tour this¬†Friday (August 6) at 10am local time –¬†available to purchase here.

Listen to Replica of a Strange Love here.

Speaking on the tour announcement the band comments: “We‚Äôre thrilled to finally be able to get back on the road after 20 months of biding our time. A US tour with SeeYouSpaceCowboy seemed like the most fitting way to reward everyone who‚Äôs stuck with us through all of this forced downtime.”

Tour dates BELOW.

Great news as CAVE IN sign to Relapse Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:07 AM (PST)

Photo Credit: David Robinson

Massachusetts legends CAVE IN have signed to Relapse Records and will release a new full-length album in 2022. In conjunction with the signing, CAVE IN has re-released nearly their entire digital catalog including studio albums, compilations and various live/demo material. The catalog includes Until Your Heart Stops, Jupiter, Tides of Tomorrow, White Silence and more! A full digital release list is available below. Stay tuned for more CAVE IN news including physical releases of the band’s classic catalog.

 

CAVE IN comments on the signing:

‚ÄúCave In and Relapse have been on each other‚Äôs radar since the early days, when we‚Äôd visit Philly on a regular basis to play shows. They‚Äôve witnessed our wild trajectory as a band firsthand, and having that historical connection with such a powerfully eclectic label is really something special. Massive thanks to everyone at Relapse for honoring our catalog, while fueling the incentive to create new music and continue onward.‚ÄĚ

Additionally, two new CAVE IN shirts are available based on classic designs with more to come in the near future. Order the two new CAVE IN shirts HERE.

CAVE IN currently has two confirmed live performances at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on December 1 and 2. Stay tuned for more tour updates.

Listen and order CAVE IN’s discography on Bandcamp HERE.

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Welcome, folx and fuckers.

Trying to survive all the hellish Dr. Luke complicit trash (seriously, fuck all the enablers at Prescription Songs and all the waffling, desperate artists who work with them and then play dumb or downplay the harm) playing at my night job by thinking about if the alleged Ed Sheeran death metal album will be called dE(a)d Sheeran. Where my royalties at? Use that shit, Ed.

I have to say that the Taskmaster debate surrounding Black Widow is fucking dumb af. The movie was excellent, one of the better Marvel films for action, tragedy, bonding and humor. The cast dynamics were compelling and well done. Anyone annoyed about the Taskmaster reveal comes off as a sexist clown to me. It made PERFECT sense for this film, Taskmaster now being a horrifying summation of the sexism and control of the terrifying Red Room. And I guess y’all really don’t get this whole multiverse thing? Stop whining. I am sure out there somewhere is your more comics accurate Green Arrow meets Crossbones looking He-Man bodied Tony Masters who has nowhere near as compelling a reason for why he is powered.

The real controversy should be the cognitive dissonance between the themes of protecting innocence and female empowerment of the film and the fact that ScarJo fucking supports Woody unrepentant slimebag Allen. But instead we have fan boys whining that Taskmaster pulled a cool ass Samus Aran reveal.

Let’s go to the metal videotape. This is your very own Warner (Power)Wolf speaking! I know that is too old a reference for some of y’all.

In Flames will no longer appear on the “Metal Tour of the Year,” featuring Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year,” explained In Flames.

Hatebreed have now been swapped onto the bill to replace In Flames. The current itinerary is listed HERE.

Honestly, with all due respect to In Flames, Hatebreed are going to tear up this tour so fucking hard and it isn’t going to be pretty. This is going to be a killer line-up still and Hatebreed will have a chance to clobber people into putting more respect on Weight Of The False Self‘s underappreciated name. Stoked!

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe comments: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been far too long since we got together to do our thing‚ÄĒ by ‚Äėwe‚Äô I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together‚ÄĒ I honestly don‚Äôt think I‚Äôve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y‚Äôall in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, and now Hatebreed. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…‚ÄĚ

In other news, Korn have announced that Suicidal Tendencies bass player Ra Diaz will accompany them on their upcoming summer tour, as Korn bassist Fieldy takes time off “to heal.” This is going to be awesome and Ra Diaz is a tremendous talent who ought to own that shit completely. An inspired choice- and from another huge West Coast band. Glad also that Fieldy is focusing on self care. That actually shows strength to acknowledge. Get well soon, holmes.

The group had the following to say: “We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. We‚Äôve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can‚Äôt wait to see you next month.”

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PARALLAX To Perform at The Cotillion on August 26th Supporting TRIVIUM

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM (PST)

Wichita’s modern metal act PARALLAX have announced a brand new live show date! They’ll be playing at The Cotillion in Wichita, KS on Thursday August 26 supporting TRIVIUM along with Revisionist. Tickets are on sale now here.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre super stoked to be playing with Trivium and our friends in Revisionist on August 26th. The Cotillion aka ‚ÄúThe Round Mound of Sound‚ÄĚ is hands down one of the best places to play in Wichita. I‚Äôm really happy that they are back up and running. The guys In Trivium always put on a hell of a show, it‚Äôs¬† going to be awesome sharing the stage with them,‚Ä̬†states guitarist Jason Catlett.

PARALLAX released their new full length album, Awaken earlier this year on Fine Swine Records. Telling a chilling story about a protagonist finding himself infected with a demonic parasite that brings about the total destruction of planet Earth; Awaken takes its listeners on a deep dive into a sonic multiverse that encompasses the bands  many influences while yielding a fully original experience.

The new album was self produced, recorded & mixed by guitarist Jason Catlett & Parallax at Magnitude Creative Recording Studio in Wichita, KS. Mastering duties for Awaken were handled by legendary mastering engineer, Alan Douches at West Studios in NY. The full length album is available now on all digital music platforms.

Awaken Tracklist:
1. Awaken
2. Descent
3. Sleep
4. Solstice
5. Blood Moon
6. Hands
7. Symbiotic
8. Esoteric

Prior to taking the stage at The Cotillion on August 26th; PARALLAX will perform at Blunt Force Trauma Fest, a virtual mini-festival experience presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and Metal Assault Records. Stream the premiere of Blunt Force Trauma Fest on YouTube.com/ebonyjeanette. Airing July 16, 2021 at 8pm Eastern.

Photo: Reid Haithcock

WATCH: ‚ÄúYour Crucifixion‚ÄĚ (Official Music Video)

PREORDER: Dream of Ascension

Metallic hardcore band¬†Tooth and Claw¬†announced the impending release debut full-length, titled¬†Dream of Ascension, via Good Fight Music on May 21st. The group also shared the scathing lead single ‚ÄúYour Crucifixion‚ÄĚ and the accompanying music video via a premiere with¬†Decibel Magazine. On the track, the band mixes pissed-off hardcore with hints of death metal, twisting menacing riffs in with plenty of groove before launching into an eerie chorus. Despite the unchecked anger found on the single and throughout the album, the band says,¬†“Believe it or not, Your Crucifixion might be the most optimistic, uplifting song on our LP.‚ÄĚ

Formed during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders of Spring 2020, Tooth and Claw features Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, Sect), Daniel Austin (Die Young), James Chang (Undying, Catharsis, Sect), and Cameron Joplin (Magnitude) exploring new realms of aggression. On their debut album,¬†Dream of Ascension, Tooth and Claw skirt the typical tropes found in hardcore by mixing their bludgeoning attacks with sinister melodies, achieving a balance of innovation and pure aggression. Watch the video for ‚ÄúYour Crucifixion‚Ä̬†here¬†and preorder the album¬†Dream of Ascension¬†here.

Tracklist:
1. Dream of Ascension
2. Your Crucifixion
3. Time’s Desire
4. Seventy Times Seven
5. Kiss of Night
6. Arrival
7. Torn in Half
8. Spiritual Lust
9. Ravage

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