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Friday, March 2, 2012

LISTEN To DEATH's Live Album 'Vivus' IMMEDIATELY - Entire Album Stream Available!

The music of the legendary Heavy Metal band Death, has been revitalized thanks to the great people at Relapse Records. Entitled "Vivus", the two-CD collection features two Death concerts that were recorded in 1998. Disc 1 was recorded at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California, and disc 2 was recorded at the festival stage at Dynamo Open Air in Eindhoven, Holland.

"Vivus!" is available right now in North America, and March 5 in the rest of Europe.

Click here to listen to DEATH's live album 'Vivus'!

"Vivus!" track listing:

Disc 1 - Live In Hollywood (1998)

01. The Philosopher
02. Spirit Crusher
03. Trapped In A Corner
04. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
05. Crystal Mountain
06. Flesh And The Power It Holds
07. Zero Tolerance
08. Zombie Ritual
09. Suicide Machine
10. Together As One
11. Empty Words
12. Symbolic
13. Pull The Plug

Disc 2 - Live In Eindhoven (1998)

01. The Philosopher
02. Trapped In A Corner
03. Crystal Mountain
04. Suicide Machine
05. Together As One
06. Zero Tolerance
07. Lack Of Comprehension
08. Flesh And The Power It Holds
09. Flattening Of Emotions
10. Spirit Crusher
11. Pull The Plug

Death's Final line-up:

- Chuck Schuldiner: Lead vocals, guitar (1983–2001), bass (1987-1988)
- Shannon Hamm: Guitar (1996–2001)
- Scott Clendenin: Bass (1996–2001)
- Richard Christy: Drums (1997–2001)

Related links:
Death' Official Site
Death on Bandcamp
Relapse Records

Watch COAL CHAMBER's Entire Set At The Soundwave Festival In Australia!

When Coal Chamber arrived to the Heavy Music scene in 1994, their music was assimilated by millions of fans worldwide thanks to their fresh sounding mix of Heavy Metal and Alternative Music blended with elements of Industrial Metal. Aside from their music, their gothic imagery also helped to captivate a ton of eye balls that were rather confused at what Coal Chamber was feeding to them. After a successful run that spanned from 1994 to 2003, Dez Fafara left the band due to internal problems. Shortly after he left the band, Dez formed DevilDriver and we all know the results of this crushing band by now: uncompromised hard hitting Heavy Metal!

This past Sunday (February 26), Coal Chamber performed at the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia as part of Soundwave Festival. This is what vocalist and co-founder Dez Fafara had to say about the reunion of Coal Chamber.

"Unbelievable. Full circle. I mean, to get those guys back in my life and clean off hard drugs and want[ing] to do shows, it's incredible. The feeling is incredible and the love had been just incredible as well. I woke up at 4:30 the other morning with my phone ringing off the hook and my Twitter, everything going crazy, it's so good to see. After all these years, we haven't played together in 10 years... We've been going over the setlist and it's been nothing but fun right now. I mean, going back and forth about a setlist with these guys just turns into jokes and hours of e-mails of jokes and we forget what we're doing. So you realize that these guys are a big, big part of my life and I don't even know if I'd be here with DEVILDRIVER for Meegs [guitar] and Mikey drums], so it's good to have them back in my life and getting ready to go do COAL CHAMBER shows."

As previously reported, Coal Chamber drummer Mikal "Mikey" Cox broke two fingers during the Brisbane concert on February 25.

Related links:
Coal Chamber

Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Dan Spitz To Shoot Documentary About Autism In Order To Create Awareness!

Dan Spitz, founder and former guitar player for Anthrax and current creator of Red Lamb, and his wife Candi as well as their twin four-year-old boys are raising awareness of the life-changing effects of Autism by participating in this Sunday's Walk Now for Autism Speaks at City Commons in West Palm Beach, Florida.

"Autism is what makes our children special, we do not see it as a disability. They are beautiful, intelligent, silly and we love that they see the world differently," explains Candi Spitz, who is also on the committee for Autism Speaks. The couple's four-year-old twin songs Autism diagnosis has given the Spitz family a mission to do all they can for not only their children but the 1 in 110 U.S. children currently diagnosed with the disease.

The entire Spitz family will be walking at the Mar. 4 Walk Now For Autism Speaks event and will film portions of a documentary on their sons at the event. The currently untitled documentary is being produced by SheKnows.com, a prominent parenting website that won both a 2010 and 2011 OMMA Award for Excellence.

Dan Spitz formed Red Lamb in 2010 and recently released a self-titled debut album co-produced with Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). Spitz and Mustaine also co-wrote the song "Puzzle Box" for the release; a video for the track is in the works with footage from Sunday's event being included. Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) oversaw all programming for the album. Vrenna and Spitz are also working on a side project with more details to be announced shortly. The first video from Red Lamb is for the song "The Cage," which can be seen below.

Related links:
Red Lamb on Facebook
Red Lamb on Twitter
Official Site of Dan Spitz

GOD FORBID Unleash A NEW Song Called "Don’t Tell Me What To Dream" For You To Crank Right Now!

Get into some serious headbanging with a brand NEW track from GOD FORBID called “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” off of the upcoming album, 'Equilibrium', out March 26th.

Listen to “Don’t Tell Me What To Dream” now and spread the word!

See GOD FORBID on tour across the U.S. this spring with OVERKILL! The tour hits major cities including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles and more. Check out the full list of dates below.

"The Making Of 'EQUILIBRIUM'"!

Related links:
God Forbid
God Forbid on Facebook
God Forbid on Twitter
God Forbid on MySpace

Indiana Black Metallers PTAHIL Complete NEW Album & Announce A Series Of Shows!

Indiana Black Metal conjurers PTAHIL have emerged from the Temple Of Da'at Studios once again with seven NEW songs for an upcoming full-length slated for release through Wraith Productions later this year. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks…

The band is also gearing up for run of live rituals across the United States in support of their 'For His Satanic Majesty's Glory' offering, unleashed in North America last November and in Europe in January. Dates thus far include:

- 3/16/2012: Bond's 007 Rock Bar in San Antonio, TX w/ Teratism, Ancient Malus, more
- 3/17/2012: The White Swan in Houston, TX w/ Bahimiron, Teratism, more
- 3/18/2012: The Ranch Bar & Grill in Arlington, TX w/ Teratism, more
- 3/19/2012: Headhunter’s in Austin, TX w/ Teratism, more
- 3/21/2012: Bonerville in St. Louis, MO w/ Teratism, more
- 4/20/2012: The Brass Rail in Fort Wayne, IN w/ The Lurking Corpses, Superchrist, more
- 5/18/2012: Goodfellas Bar & Grill in McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven, Disobey
- 5/19/2012: The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Mausoleum, more

More campaigns are in the plotting stages and many more will be added.

Hailed by fans and critics alike, 'For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory' is a transmigration through chaotic boundaries never before unveiled and an imposing assault of Satanic Doom/Punk/Black Metal on the senses, composed and recorded in complete adversarial ritual.

Stay tuned for more information about PTAHIL!

Related links:
Official Site of Ptahil
Ptahil on MySpace
Decibel Magazine Online

VAN HALEN Prove That The Old School Rock Mentality Will Always DOMINATE!


A grinning David Lee Roth stood at center stage at Madison Square Garden, his red handkerchief aflutter. He was the matador and guitarist Eddie Van Halen was the raging bull. Moments later, he was peering over Eddie’s shoulder as if he were a schoolroom cheat and the answers to the science test were printed on Van Halen’s fretboard. Then he spun away, hands in the air, as proud as a parent with a prize-winning son.

Roth perfected this dance in the early ’80s. For almost a quarter-century, he didn’t get to do it: He left Van Halen for a solo career in 1985 and the group carried on without him. But he is now back, and the latest Van Halen tour, timed to support “A Different Kind of Truth” — the band’s first album with Roth in decades — is suffused with the joy of a thing put right. Diamond Dave is back where he belongs, and when he asked the capacity crowd to exercise some selective amnesia, they were happy to comply.

In the years following Roth’s departure, the band continued churning out hits. None were in Tuesday’s set. Instead, the band charged gleefully through nearly two hours of selections from its first six albums, with a sprinkling of material from “Truth.” The new songs, built from demos left over from early sessions, fit in fine alongside hard rock evergreens like “Running With the Devil,” “Unchained” and “Beautiful Girls.” Even “Tattoo,” the rote new single, sprang to life. The pulverizing “China Town,” another platform for Eddie Van Halen’s fantasia, was a concert highlight marred only by Roth’s silly pantomime of a servile Asian stereotype.

Roth, 56, is a bit like grenadine: sticky and syrupy, and certainly not something you’d want to consume straight. But he can make an intoxicating mixture brighter and sweeter. The prancing, hyperactive lead singer was born for the stage — had he not become a hard rock frontman, he would have made an outstanding circus clown. His greatest talent, however, is coaxing the best out of musicians with the Van Halen surname. At the Garden, there were three of them: the sorcerous Eddie, 57; his brother Alex, 58, a drummer of tremendous power and precision; and Eddie’s capable son Wolfgang, 20, who has taken over for Michael Anthony as the group’s bassist. Like many long-running firms, Van Halen has become a family business, with Roth as the hired CEO giving the concern with its public face and pushing the team to choose risk over complacency.

Eddie Van Halen remains one of the miraculous musicians of the past 40 years. Much of what he can accomplish with a six-string defies explanation. Not only can he switch between rhythm and lead parts so deftly that it seems like he’s playing both simultaneously, he can simulate the sound of a classical string section, a forest full of insects and tree frogs, or a helicopter crash. His instrument sounds like it was strung with live wires — if it started smoking or shooting off sparks as he played, no one would be surprised. His style has been imitated by so many hard rockers, it’s amazing he still has the capacity to astonish. But astonish he does and he does it effortlessly, with an imaginative faculty that never takes a measure off.

“Eruption,” the exercise in fretboard-tapping that has become a metal cliché rehashed by a thousand guitar-store clerks, was a revelation in the hands of its originator on Tuesday. Most hard rock guitar solos are indulgent. Eddie’s could have gone on for twice as long and nobody would have minded.

With his black clothing and slightly disaffected stance, Wolfgang looks like an alt-rocker, but he discharged Anthony’s parts — and the high backing vocals that are an underappreciated component of the Van Halen sound — with confidence and a few pleasing embellishments of his own.

Alex is nearly as imitated as his famous brother. As inspiring as the frenetic double-bass part on “Hot for Teacher” or the menacing rolls on “Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love” are on record, watching Alex hammer out those beats in concert is a deeper pleasure.

As for Roth, his voice is not the supple instrument it once was. His performance of “Jump” was mostly an enthusiastic guess. But even in his prime, Roth was never the most accurate or mellifluous singer.

He made up for his deficiencies with his sense of humor, his theatrical style and his perpetual delight. Those were always crucial parts of Van Halen’s personality and kept the band from falling into the self-serious trap that ensnared many of its peers.

Time has not dented Roth’s showmanship, although the years have softened his stance. In the ’80s, he was a font of sexuality and danger; these days, he’s more goofy than salacious. It didn’t matter much: Van Halen was Van Halen again, and that was a gift that only Roth could give.

It wasn’t his only gift. Roth enlisted Kool and the Gang to open the show. On paper, this was a head-scratcher: What did the Jersey City funk-pop stalwarts have to do with Van Halen?

More than a bit, as it turned out. Roth, frontman of a great party band, recognizes another great party band when he sees it. In a 50-minute opening set, the 11-piece combo swept through 30 years of music history, encompassing hard-grooving disco-soul (“Ladies Night”), raw funk (“Jungle Boogie”), cheesy but wonderful ’80s dance classics (“Celebration”), guitar rock (“Misled”) and even a little hip-hop. Some Van Halen fans were skeptical at first, but by the time Robert “Kool” Bell locked into the bass strut on “Hollywood Shuffle,” they were swaying in their seats. By “Get Down on It,” many were dancing.


VAN HALEN With Kool and the Gang (Remaining tour dates):

- Mar. 03: Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
- Mar. 05: Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
- Mar. 09: Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
- Mar. 11: Boston, MA - TD Garden
- Mar. 15: Montreal, QCBell Centre
- Mar. 17: Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
- Mar. 21: Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
- Mar. 24: Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
- Mar. 28: Washington, DC - Verizon Center
- Mar. 30: Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
- Apr. 01: Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
- Apr. 10: Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
- Apr. 12: Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
- Apr. 14: Orlando, FL - Amway Center
- Apr. 16: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
- Apr. 19: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
- Apr. 21: Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
- Apr. 25: Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
- Apr. 27: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
- May 01: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
- May 05: Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
- May 07: Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
- May 09: Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
- May 11: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
- May 17: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
- May 19: Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
- May 22: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
- May 24: Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
- May 27: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Jun. 01: Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
- Jun. 03: Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
- Jun. 05: San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion At San Jose
- Jun. 12: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
- Jun. 14: San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
- Jun. 16: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
- Jun. 20: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
- Jun. 22: San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
- Jun. 24: Houston, TX - Toyota Center
- Jun. 26: New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena

Support on select dates will come from Kool & The Gang. VIP packages will be handled by VIPNation.com.

'A Different Kind Of Truth' track listing:

01. Tattoo
02. She's The Woman
03. You and Your Blues
04. China Town
05. Blood and Fire
06. Bullethead
07. As Is
08. Honeybabysweetiedoll
09. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

Related links:
Van Halen

Thursday, March 1, 2012

VEXT Unleash NEW Song "In The End"!

As previously reported, Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy & Snot) has a brand NEW project called VEXT. According to Vext, the musical direction of the band combines elements of Pantera, Alice In Chains and Tool, but Tommy makes it clear that it is something NEW and risky. For the production of Tommy's vocals, the band were lucky enough to count with Disturbed's frontman David Draiman who coached Tommy throughout the entire process. Additionally, Tommy is an alumni from vocal coach Melissa Cross (considered the best in the business).

VEXT's debut LP was mixed by Chris Clancy (formerly from Mutiny Within) at Colin Richardson's studio in the UK. Today, the band has released a teaser for their NEW EP entitled 'Impermanence'. Today, you get to listen to VEXT's first single entitled "In The End". Check it out!

Related links:
VEXT on Facebook
VEXT on Twitter
VEXT on YouTube
Tommy Vext on Twitter

IN FLAMES' Anders Fridén Talks About The Rise Of The Gothenburg Metal Scene & His Musical Vision!

For over 20 years the members of In Flames have been on a constant musical evolution in which they have pushed the boundaries of the Gothenburg Swedish Melodic Death Metal scene to the limit. While some may say that the band has experimented way too much with their sound, the reality is that In Flames have always stood out for making sure that every record they release is a different chapter of the In Flames book. With the release of their 10th studio album entitled 'Sounds of a Playground Fading' last year via Century Media Records, the band once again is proving that they do not like playing it safe.

During the bands recent successful tour with Trivium, Veil Of Maya and Kyng, we had the chance to chat with In Flames' frontman Anders Fridén about the rise of the Gothenburg Swedish Melodic Death Metal scene and the musical evolution of In Flames. We also talked to him about the future of In Flames. This interview took place backstage during the sold out show at the Best Theater in New York Metal City! Watch this interview now, and share it with all your friends!

Video and Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International

Related links:
Official Site of In Flames
In Flames on MySpace
In Flames on Twitter

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

GUNS N' ROSES Announce "Los Angeles Takeover"!

Seminal Rock icons Guns N’ Roses, are set to invade Los Angeles following the series of intimate shows that the band performed in New York City. GN'R will be taking over three different venues in March, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

It has been 22 years since GUNS N' ROSES last visited the Hollywood Palladium, where they have set their first stop on the "Los Angeles Takeover" on March 9. Additionally, GN'R will make their first appearances at The Wiltern on March 11, and at the House of Blues on March 12.

Pre-sale for the "Los Angeles Takeover" will begin on Thursday, March 1 at 10 AM PT, public onsale is slated for Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT.

GUNS N' ROSES U.S. tour dates:

- March 01: Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA
- March 03: House of Blues in Orlando, FL
- March 05: Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami, FL
- March 09: Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA
- March 11: The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
- March 12: House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA

Related links:
Official Site of Guns N' Roses

BORKNAGAR Announce NEW Super Young Drummer; Upcoming Album 'Urdu' Available Now For Pre-order!

In the wake of the release of their upcoming album, 'Urd', on March 26th in Europe and in North America, Norwegian avant-garde Metallers BORKNAGAR have announced a NEW drummer for the band's line-up. The exceptionally talented youngster Baard Kolstad is now joining BORKNAGAR as their drummer, and he will perform his first show together with the band at this year's Inferno Festival during April 4th-7th in Oslo, Norway. Kolstad's extreme drum abilities have been proven through several YouTube clips, TV-appearances in Norway-- and just recently, he won the world championship in V- Drums in Los Angeles.

In regards to Kolstad joining the band, BORKNAGAR's mastermind Øystein G. Brun comments: "First and foremost I would like to welcome Baard into the fold, may our journey ahead become a joy able ride. We are all very excited about Baard teaming up with the band. He has proven to be an immensely talented drummer with skills and a technique that is simply breathtaking. Our first encounter was late last year when he stepped in and recorded drums for ICS VORTEX's cover version of METALLICA's song 'Don't Tread On Me'. Since then we have kept an eye on him. When we spilt with David Kinkade a bit later on, the road ahead was obvious. We are all very much looking forward to pull off the very first gigs..."

Kolstad adds : "I'm really happy for this opportunity and the fact that I have earned the respect to play with BORKNAGAR. Really looking forward to the musical adventure that the future holds and will do my best to deal with the challenge in the most respectful and creative way. Now, I just want to play!"

"Roots", BORKNAGAR's first single off their much anticipated NEW studio album, 'Urd', can be heard at the link below, thanks to Decibel Magazine.com. The album's artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco from P2RDESIGN.com, who has not only already worked on the band's previous Universal release, but also with artists such as SOULFLY, BELPHEGOR, EINHERJER, and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Jens Bogren handled mixing duties for Urd at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA), and the track-listing for the album is below.

1. Epochalypse
2. Roots
3. The Beauty Of Dead Cities
4. The Earthling
5. The Plains Of Memories
6. Mount Regency
7. Frostrite
8. The Winter Eclipse
9. In A Deeper World


- Øystein G. Brun: Clean & Electric Guitars (Cronian, ex-Molested)
- Vintersorg: Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Vintersorg, Fission)
- Lars A. Nedland: Keys, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Solefald, ex-Carpathian Forest)
- Jens F. Ryland: Lead Guitars (ICS Vortex)
- ICS Vortex: Bass, Clean Vocals & Choirs (ex-Dimmu Burgir, Arcturus, ICS Vortex
- Baard Kolstad: Drums

- Drums and percussion on 'Urd' were performed by David Kinkade (Soulfly, ex-Malevolent Creation)

BORKNAGAR Live 2012:

- 4/4-7: Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Festival
- 4/13-14 - Lichtenfels (Germany) - Ragnarök Festival

Related links:
Click here to listen to Borknagar's "Roots"
Official Site of Borknagar
Borknagar on MySpace
Borknagar on Facebook
Century Media Records
Inferno Festival

THE SCORPIONS Announce North American Farewell Tour!

Legendary German Metallers the SCORPIONS have announced that they will be touring North America this Summer for one last time as part of the Final Sting Tour! Here is the bands official statement:

"Dear Fans,

"The incredible success of our farewell tour is the high octane fuel driving the upcoming "Final Sting Tour" 2012, which takes us around the globe (Europe/USA/Canada/Latin America/Asia). Thanks for all the emotional moments.We’re currently surfing on a wave of euphoria triggered by your enthusiasm at every concert, wherever we play.

"Our label, Sony Music, supports this tour with different projects and so there is not only "Scorpions Live in 3D" which appeared at Media Markt, but also "Comeblack" a new CD with some of our Classics with the sound of the 21st century and songs from legendary bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that have inspired us.

"Rock on..."

Your Scorpions

June 08 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
June 09 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
June 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
June 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
June 17 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
June 20 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Center Arena
June 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
June 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center
June 27 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
June 29 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
June 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 02 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheater
July 03 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
July 06 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 07 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
July 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
July 12 - Washington D.C. - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Related links:
The Scorpions

BRUTAL TRUTH Unleash NEW Video; Confirm Tour With NASUM & DROPDEAD!

Grindcore subjugators BRUTAL TRUTH today unveil their brand NEW epilepsy-inducing society-hating politically-charged video for "Malice/Fuck Cancer", the latest in an ongoing bombardment of videos coinciding with their latest LP 'End Time'. This latest action-packed double-header was completed by Tyson Montrucchio who previously also directed BRUTAL TRUTH's videos for "Sugar Daddy," "Semi Automatic Carnation" and "Get a Therapist...Spare The World," in addition to working with Cattle Decapitation, Downspell and others.

So without further ado, just in time for your drunken Leap Year Hump Day festivities, MetalSucks is proud to give you "Malice/Fuck Cancer" at the link below.

This week BRUTAL TRUTH are crossing the southern border of our country to assault Mexico City at Eyescream Metalfest IV, set as one of the main headliners alongside Tankard, Voivod and more.

Additionally the NY-state grinders have confirmed their participation on the upcoming American tour for the almighty Swedish grind unit Nasum. This very special final Nasum tour was booked in tribute to the band's late vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, who tragically died in the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. With Nasum bringing BRUTAL TRUTH as well as politi-crust icons Dropdead along as support, there is no doubt that this will be one of the most destructive and pertinent extreme tours of the year.

BRUTAL TRUTH's confirmed attacks on human audiences:

- 3/03/2012 Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico @ Eyescream Metalfest IV w/ Tankard, Voivod
- 5/18/2012: Reggie's in Chicago, IL w/ Nasum, Dropdead
- 5/19/2012: Now That's Class in- Cleveland, OH w/ Nasum, Dropdead
- 5/20/2012: Wreck Room in Toronto, ON w/ Nasum, Dropdead
- 5/21/2012: Sala Rosa in Montreal, QC w/ Nasum, Dropdead
- 5/22/2012: AS220 in Providence, RI w/ Nasum, Dropdead
- 5/23/2012: The Barbary in Philadelphia, PA w/ Nasum, Dropdead, Backslider
- 5/24/2012: Europa in Brooklyn, NY w/ Nasum, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
- 6/15-17/2012: Hellfest 2012 in Clisson, France w/ Hatebreed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sunn O))), Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Black Sabbath

Related links:
Click here to watch the NEW Brutal Truth video for "Malice/Fuck Cancer"
Brutal Truth
Brutal Truth on Facebook
Brutal Truth on MySpace
Brutal Truth on Twitter
Relapse Records
Relapse Records on Facebook

HANK3 To Perform FREE St. Patrick’s Day Metal Show in New York City - Click To RSVP!

Hank3’s Metal projects, 'Attention Deficit Domination' and '3 Bar Ranch', are set to perform at a FREE, RSVP only, 21+ Metal show at Gramercy Theater in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17th, 2012). The show marks the official launch of Metal Wreckage Night, presented by Eventbrite, Metal Injection & ‘stache media, and in association with Hank3 Records. To get into the FREE show, you must RSVP at the link below. Entry at the door is not guaranteed and is first come, first served to all who RSVP. This is NOT a country show, so trade out your spurs for spikes and bring the heavy!

The show will be streamed live worldwide (more details coming soon).

Bring your photo ID and Eventbrite print-out to enter the venue. Without these items, entry will NOT be permitted.

Known for many years as the only man with the balls to fuse the respective genres of backwoods country and ear-splitting speed Metal together, music legend Hank3 recently conjured up another surprise— presenting four NEW records to fans simultaneously on September 6th, 2011. These titles include 'Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown', 'Attention Deficit Domination' and '3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin'. The records were released through his own record label, Hank3 Records, in distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI). To commemorate these NEW albums, Hank3 will head out on a three week U.S. trek through several Eastern states in March. Hank3 kicks off the tour in Chattanooga, TN on March 2nd, and continues through March 21st in St. Louis, MO. Make sure to come out and witness a candid, brazen, and extended whirlwind of a set; this is Hank3, 100%, full tilt boogie— a show fans surely do not want to miss. See below for a full listing of dates.

- 3/2: Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
- 3/3: Montgomery, AL @ Rock Bottom
- 3/4: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
- 3/6: Orlando, FL @ Plaza Theatre
- 3/7: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
- 3/9: Melbourne, FL @ Levelz
- 3/10: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
- 3/11: Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters
- 3/13: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
- 3/14: Norfolk, VA @ Norva
- 3/15: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 3/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
- 3/19: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
- 3/20: Indianapolis, IN @ Vouge
- 3/21: St. Louis, MO (Sauget, IL) @ Pop's

You will not want to miss these performances featuring songs from Hank3’s new albums, and make sure to get an early peek at what’s going on in the world of Hank3 by joining Thursday’s Yowie.com chat!

Related links:
Click here to RSVP for Hank3's FREE show!
Hank3's Official Site

FEAR FACTORY Announce Album Release Date; Additional Performances Added To U.S. Tour!

Candlelight Records today confirms June 5 as the North American release date for FEAR FACTORY's NEW album, 'The Industrialist'. Produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly), the album was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head). It features additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy/Five Finger Death Punch) and artwork by Anthony Clarkson (Devin Townsend).

The Industrialist is a conceptual album that brings to life a story scripted by vocalist Burton C. Bell. The album's lyrics detail the plot of the original narrative while delivering FEAR FACTORY's massive signature sound.

"The album is a futuristic tale of an automaton, striving to survive by fighting for its existence within a desperate world. The lyrics tell the story while the music takes our industrial roots and blends them more perfectly than ever with our Metal edge. And all without losing the sound that makes FEAR FACTORY a machine of sonic devastation. FEAR FACTORY fans of any era will not be disappointed." - Burton C. Bell (Vocalist)

Clocking in at just under one hour, the album's ten songs again unite Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares. It is the second album written by the duo, reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split. Cazares says, "collaborating with Burton again on the NEW album was like magic. Everything just fell into place naturally. It felt good to recapture the true sound of FEAR FACTORY, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to NEW levels."

'The Industrialist' again pairs FEAR FACTORY with long-time friend Rhys Fulber. Their collaborations together include five albums and two remixes, including the certified gold album 'Obsolete'. "Rhys has been our secret member," shares Cazares. "He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning and has opened our eyes to NEW things without sacrificing our original sound. His talents in production and keyboard/samples has made FEAR FACTORY stand out amongst the many bands of our genre."

'The Industrialist' follows the 2010 release of 'Mechanize'. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from the band in six years and the first NEW material from the nucleus of Bell and Cazares since 2002. The album debuted on Billboard's Top 100 album chart week of release and continues to sell in early 2012. Sirius XM/Headbangers Ball's host Jose Mangin comments, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of NEW FEAR FACTORY. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012."

Revolver editor Brandon Geist adds, "in the '90s, FEAR FACTORY's founding duo of Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares changed the sound of Metal, from the way that Metal vocalists sing to the way that Metal and electronic music can be fused together. With 2010's reunion album, 'Mechanize', their partnership proved to be as lethal as ever. Though 2012 promises plenty of massive Heavy Music releases, there isn't a record that I'm looking forward to more than The Industrialist."

FEAR FACTORY recently announced their first tour dates since 2011. Joining them for the tour that is set to kick off on May 1 is Boston's SHADOWS FALL, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The complete list of confirmed dates are:

- 5/01/2012: Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
- 5/02/2012: Trees – Dallas, TX
- 5/03/2012: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
- 5/05/2012: State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
- 5/06/2012: Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 5/07/2012: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
- 5/09/2012: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
- 5/10/2012: Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
- 5/11/2012: Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
- 5/12/2012: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
- 5/13/2012: Sonar – Baltimore, MD
- 5/15/2012: McGuffy's House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
- 5/16/2012: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
- 5/17/2012: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
- 5/20/2012: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
- 5/23/2012: Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)

'The Industrialist' will be available as a standard jewel case CD and a limited edition deluxe digi book.

Related links:
Fear Factory
Official Site of Shadows Fall
Shadows Fall on MySpace

NAPALM DEATH Premiere Music Video For "Analysis Paralysis" - Watch It Now!

The legendary Grindcore Metallers NAPALM DEATH released their 14th studio album, 'Utilitarian' this past yesterday (February 28), all over the world! To welcome the arrival of this Grindcore masterpiece, the band is now debuting a NEW music video for the song "Analysis Paralysis". This video was shot and edited by the band's own guitarist Mitch Harris, who has his own unique underground style that perfectly captures the energy, hate, and sheer power of NAPALM DEATH's songs. Watch the video right now, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

The band is already confirmed to play the 2012 editions of Wacken Open Air (Germany), Hellfest (France), Maryland Deathfest (USA), and several shows from late January onwards, including a special record release show in Birmingham on February 25th. Check the dates below to see when Napalm Death will be coming to a city near you!

Napalm Death live 2012:

- 2/25: Birmingham - Record Release Show @ HMV Institute (Great Britain)
- 3/2: Tilburg - Neurotic Deathfest (Netherlands)
- 3/4: Paris - Maroquinerie (France)
- 3/31: Enschede - Atak (Netherlands)
- 4/4: Blios - Chatodo (France)
- 4/5: Castres - Bolegason (France)
- 4/6: Rambouillet - Usine a Chapeaux (France)
- 4/7: St Brieuc - Citrouille (France)
- 4/27: Lausanne - Les Docks (Switzerland)
- 4/28: Bari - Demode' Club (Italy)
- 4/29: Livorno - The Cage Teather (Italy)
- 5/11: Magdeburg - Factory (Germany)
- 5/12: Essen - Zeche Carl (Germany)
- 5/24-27: Sonar-Baltimore - Maryland Deathfest (USA)
- 6/1: Barcelona - Primavera Sound (Spain)
- 6/15: Clisson - Hellfest (France)
- 7/27: Bertingen - Rock unter den Eichen Open Air (Germany)
- 7/28: Essen - Nord Open Air Festival (Germany)
- 8/2-4: Wacken - Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Related links:
CVLT Nation.com
Napalm Death
Century Media

VAN HALEN Make Triumphant Return To New York City's Madison Square Garden - Video Available!

Photo by: I Rock The Shot

Last night (Tuesday, February 28), VAN HALEN made a triumphant return to Madison Square Garden, "The Worlds Most Famous Arena", in New York City. The highly anticipated show was in celebration of the bands NEW album entitled 'A Different Kind Of Truth'. VAN HALEN were joined by Kool and the Gang, who VAN HALEN handpicked for this very special tour. If you missed last nights New York City show, make sure you check the band out this Thursday, March 1st at MSG.

While this was the return of VAN HALEN to MSG, it wasn't their return to the city that never stops Rocking. A few months ago, the band returned to New York City and performed at a tiny nightclub in New York City called Cafe Wha? The private show welcomed 250 VIP guests and it ended up being as successful as the bands 2007/2008 reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth. This show was considered a warm up gig and it also served as the bands promotional campaign kick off for their NEW album.

VAN HALEN With Kool and the Gang (Remaining tour dates):

- Mar. 01: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
- Mar. 03: Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
- Mar. 05: Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
- Mar. 09: Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
- Mar. 11: Boston, MA - TD Garden
- Mar. 15: Montreal, QCBell Centre
- Mar. 17: Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
- Mar. 21: Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
- Mar. 24: Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
- Mar. 28: Washington, DC - Verizon Center
- Mar. 30: Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
- Apr. 01: Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
- Apr. 10: Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
- Apr. 12: Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
- Apr. 14: Orlando, FL - Amway Center
- Apr. 16: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
- Apr. 19: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
- Apr. 21: Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
- Apr. 25: Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
- Apr. 27: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
- May 01: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
- May 05: Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
- May 07: Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
- May 09: Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
- May 11: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
- May 17: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
- May 19: Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
- May 22: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
- May 24: Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
- May 27: Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Jun. 01: Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
- Jun. 03: Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
- Jun. 05: San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion At San Jose
- Jun. 12: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
- Jun. 14: San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
- Jun. 16: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
- Jun. 20: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
- Jun. 22: San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
- Jun. 24: Houston, TX - Toyota Center
- Jun. 26: New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena

Support on select dates will come from Kool & The Gang. VIP packages will be handled by VIPNation.com.

'A Different Kind Of Truth' track listing:

01. Tattoo
02. She's The Woman
03. You and Your Blues
04. China Town
05. Blood and Fire
06. Bullethead
07. As Is
08. Honeybabysweetiedoll
09. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

Related links:
Van Halen

Vocalist Peter Dolving Quits THE HAUNTED - Official Statement Available!

Damn it! Yesterday, we reported that drummer Mike Smith has parted ways with SUFFOCATION. Today, we are bummed to have to report to you that Peter Dolving, frontman of THE HAUNTED, has quit the band! What is going on in the music industry? Here is Dolving's Facebook post regarding his decision to quit the band.

"I am officially quitting THE HAUNTED. After years of working with the band, I am out. I have had it. I will NOT answer questions to why. It's no one elses business. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to seeing you people at other shows with other projects."

The news was also confirmed on THE HAUNTED's Facebook page:

"Peter has decided to leave THE HAUNTED permanently. We don't have any more news or info for you regarding this at the moment, but stay tuned for future updates...

"We just wanted to put and end to all the rumors out there."

We wish Peter the best of luck with his future projects, but this totally sucks!

Related links:
The Haunted
The Haunted on MySpace
The Haunted on YouTube
The Haunted on Facebook
Century Media Records

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Straight Line Stitch Reveal NEW Lineup!

Late last year, it was announced that Seth Tacker (founder and guitarist of Straight Line Stitch) and drummer Kanky Lora quit Straight Line Stitch. While many thought that this meant the demise of Straight Line Stitch, today the band revealed their NEW lineup.


- Alexis Brown: Vocals
- Jason White: Bass
- Ian Shuirr: Drums
- Kris Hawkins: Guitar
- Nathan Palmer: Guitar

"I'm excited that Lex (Alexis Brown) and I are able to continue with the band. I hope that our fans won't be let down. Of course, things will be different. But for better or worse? Come see for yourself," commented bassist Jason White.

Related links:
Straight Line Stitch on Facebook
Straight Line Stitch on MySpace
eOne Music

Australian Metallers MAKE THEM SUFFER Become First "SignMeTo" Band On Roadrunner Records!

If you think dreams don't come true anymore, think again. Perth, Australia-based band MAKE THEM SUFFER are the first band to win the "SignMeTo" and as a result Roadrunner Records has given them a record deal!

According to A&R executives of Roadrunner Australia, what made MAKE THEM SUFFER stand out from the competition was their EP entitled 'Lord Of Woe'. It was at this point that label staff were intrigued to see if MAKE THEM SUFFER could execute their unique blend of modern extreme Metal, neo-classical strings, dark piano lines, razor-sharp riffing, crazy blast beats and roaring vocals in the live environment. The band came through with flying colors, and are now part of the legendary Roadrunner Records artist roster.

Now in 2012, MAKE THEM SUFFER are preparing the impending release of their debut full-length album 'Neverbloom'. Engineered by Roland Lim (Birds of Tokyo), who also produced the 'Lord Of Woe' EP, MAKE THEM SUFFER and Roland have taken everything up a notch to deliver a world class debut release capturing the depth, darkness, musical prowess and brutality that is MAKE THEM SUFFER.

'Neverbloom' will be released May 25 on Roadrunner Records Australia. We want to congratulate MAKE THEM SUFFER and wish them the best of luck!

Related links:
Make Them Suffer

PARADISE LOST Debuts Part 1 & 2 Of "Haunting The Chapel" Studio Report

PARADISE LOST has just launched two behind-the-scenes studio report clips that will give you some additional insight into their upcoming album, 'Tragic Idol', which was recorded at The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England. Check out these exclusive in-studio reports now (courtesy of DecibelMagazine.com).

'Tragic Idol' is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on April 23rd in Europe and April 24th in North America. The album's first single, "Crucify", can be heard below.

Stay tuned for more news about PARADISE LOST and Tragic Idol coming soon!


29.02.2012 Sidewaves, The Factory, Sydney, Australia* NEW
01.03.2012 Sidewaves, The Espy, Melbourne, Australia* NEW
02.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
03.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
05.03.2012 Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia
(*Sidewaves shows with CATHEDRAL and TURISAS)

16.03.2012 Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn, UK

Tragic Idol headline tour (*support by INSOMNIUM)
16.04.2012 Cardiff, Great Hall 2, UK*
17.04.2012 Southampton, The Brook, UK*
18.04.2012 Folkestone, Quarterhouse, UK*
19.04.2012 Colchester, Arts Centre, UK*
20.04.2012 Stoke, Sugarmill, UK*
22.04.2012 York, The Duchess, UK*
23.04.2012 Glasgow, King Tuts, UK*
24.04.2012 Sheffield, Corporation, UK*
25.04.2012 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms, UK*
26.04.2012 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms, UK*
27.04.2012 Manchester, Club Academy, UK*
29.04.2012 London, Scala, UK*
30.04.2012 Norwich, Waterfront, UK*

22.06.2012 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
01.07.2012 Rockwave, Athens, Greece
02.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
04.08.2012 Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
10.08.2012 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
12.08.2012 Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, UK
18.08.2012 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany - NEW!

Related links:
Click here to retrieve a FREE Download from Paradise Lost's NEW Album 'Tragic Idol'
Official site of Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost on MySpace
Paradise Lost on Facebook
Paradise Lost on Twitter

SLASH Releases Fifth Behind-The-Scenes Video From The Making Of 'Apocalyptic Love'!

As previously reported, legendary guitarist Slash is currently locked in a Los Angeles studio putting the final brush strokes to his second solo album. Entitled 'Apocalyptic Love' is set to be released on May 22nd via Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and it will be the followup to his 2010 debut album, "Slash", and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set "Made In Stoke 24/7/11".

On his latest musical creation, Slash — along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) — teamed up with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash's debut solo album. All the songs were written together by Slash and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album. Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes videos right now.

SLASH's North American Tour:

- Mar 23: The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, Canada
- Apr 11: Club Nokia - Revolver Golden Gods Award Show in Los Angeles, CA
- May 03: Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD
- May 05: Rockingham Speedway - Carolina Rebellion in Rockingham, NC
- May 07: Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL Tickets
- May 10: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS
- May 13: Central Iowa Expo - LazerFest Boone, IA
- May 14: The Brick in Minneapolis, MN
- May 16: Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI
- May 17: Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI
- May 19: Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH
- May 20: Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- May 25: Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK
- May 26: Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, NM
- Jun 08: Donington Park - Download Festival in England, United Kingdom
- Jun 11: Hockey Park in Monchengladbach, Germany
- Jun 12: Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany
- Jun 20: Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany
- Jun 23: Arena Fiera Milano - GODS OF METAL in Milan, Italy

Related links:
Slash's Official Site

Get Your Band On WACKEN OPEN AIR; W:O:A Metal Masters 2012 Starts Soon!

The video online voting for Metal bands (whether with or without a record deal, newcomer or part of the Metal scene since years) starts in a few days. Participating bands will get their chance to compete for a slot at Wacken 2012 and also the possibility to show their music to a huge mass of users.

Interested bands can upload their video from the March 5th until April 29th at Wacken Tube.com. The 3 leading bands will compete into the final voting which will begin on the 1st of May and ends on May 21st.

The winner band will get the unique possibility to present their music to a huge audience at the Wacken Open Air 2012.

Further Info about Metal Masters can be found HERE.

Bands confirmed for the 2012 WACKEN OPEN AIR:

Amon Amarth
Aura Noir
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle of Filth
Crimes of Passion
Danko Jones SW
Dark Funeral
Darkest Hour
Dead By April
Dimmu Borgir
Electric Wizard
Ghost Brigade
Henry Rollins - Spoken Word
In Extremo
In Flames
Leningrad Cowboys
Machine Head
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Red Fang
Sacred Reich
Saor Patrol
Sick Of It All
Six Feet Under
Suicide Silence
The Black Dahlia Murder
The BossHoss
Warrior Soul
Wölli & Die Band...

Related links:
Wacken Open Air

MEGADETH Celebrates The Success Of 'GIGANTOUR' With Their Crew - Video Available!

This past month, the 2012 version of Gigantour took over all of North America! This time around Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, who is the creator of Gigantour, brought with him Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil! The very successful tour, which welcomed thousands of headbangers into the pit! The tour comes to a close today at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado.

Last night, at the Albuquerque, New Mexico stop of the 2012 GIGANTOUR, Megadeth organized a mixer for their devoted crew. Here is a video that bassist Dave Ellefson shot last night in midst of the party.

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KING'S X Cancel North American Tour Dates Following Jerry Gaskill's Heart Attack!

As previously reported, Jerry Gaskill, drummer for legendary rockers KING'S X, suffered a heart attack Sunday, February 26, and was accordingly rushed to the hospital. After undergoing an emergency operation, Jerry was put in intensive care (where he currently remains).

In light of Jerry's sudden hospitalization, all upcoming North American tour dates for KING'S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be spending these days recovering back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.

Official Site of King's X

Listen to EVERY TIME I DIE's NEW Album 'Ex Lives' For FREE!

Buffalo Metallic Punkers Every Time I Die are gearing up for the release of their brand NEW album entitled 'Ex Lives' (set to be released on March 6th via Epitaph Records). The bands sixth studio album was produced by Joe Baressi (The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age & Parkway Drive), and it offers a punishing mix composed of furious chaotic Hardcore. And guess what? Right now, you can listen to the album in its entirety!

'Ex Lives' Track Listing:

- 01. Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space
- 02. Holy Book Of Dilemma
- 03. A Wild, Shameless Plain
- 04. Typical Miracle
- 05. I Suck (Blood)
- 06. Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow
- 07. The Low Road Has No Exits
- 08. Revival Mode
- 09. Drag King
- 10. Touch Yourself
- 11. Indian Giver
- 12. Grudge Music *
- 13. Business Casualty *
- 14. Starve An Artist, Cover Your Trash *

* Bonus Tracks

Every Time I Die is currently on the road with Terror, Stray From the Path, and Former Thieves. Additionally, the band will also be a part of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in April as well as the Vans Warped Tour next summer.

Every Time I Die North American tour with Terror, Stray From the Path, and Former Thieves (remaining tour dates):

- 02/28: Calgary, AB, The Den
- 02/29: Spokane, WA, Epicenter
- 03/02: Colorado Springs, CO, The Black Sheep
- 03/03: Wichita, KS, the Scene-ary
- 03/04: Tulsa, OK, The 03quee
- 03/05: Memphis, TN, Newby’s
- 03/06: Mobile, AL, Alabama Music Box
- 03/07: Knoxville, TN, The Valarium
- 03/08: Huntington, WV, V Club Live

Related links:
Official Site of Every Time I Die

SUFFOCATION Parts Ways With Drummer Mike Smith - Permanent Replacement Announced!

Death Metal legends SUFFOCATION, have announced that they have parted ways with drummer Mike Smith. Smith was one of the original members of the band! Here is what the remaining members of SUFFOCATION had to say about the departure of their drummer:

"We want to keep this respectful, so without going into much detail, Mike and the rest of us had serious differences of opinions. Mike did formally resign from the band, and he has since been replaced with Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation) who had played and recorded on 'Despite the Sun.'

"For all the people who think the band is splitting up, it's NOT, except for the one change we already mentioned above. As far as our next move, the NEW CD is in the pre-production stage and it kills! We would say some of the best material to date. The band right now as a whole can't wait to get this out to our fans."

This is what Mike Smith had to say about parting ways with SUFFOCATION:

"There are not many things related to the SUFFOCATION brand I can honestly say brings me sadness. Except, the lack of pride that exists within those who have the "right" to claim the name as their own.

"This battle has been one that to any focused being, should make obvious sense but has evaded some for 2 decades. Within any foundation the weakest link will always cause all structure to crumble.

"The one fact that keeps me at peace is the fact that anyone who has ever seen or spoken to me regarding SUFFOCATION and the industry as a whole, has always left with an understanding of the level of focus and pride that I personally hold for myself, the brand that is SUFFOCATION and the genre we influence and helped create.

"As I've always said, if you are willing to put your time and soul towards anything at all as I've done within the Metal community.

"Be willing to speak truths, fight and bleed for it if need be. Or take your earned position in the back and wait while others do it for you."

We wish Smith the best of luck, and we'd like to welcome Dave Culross to SUFFOCATION! Stay tuned for more information regarding the NEW SUFFOCATION album, which is due this fall via Nuclear Blast Records!

Last summer, we had the chance to speak with Mike Smith about the future of the band. Here is what he had to say at the time:

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

The "Underground MeTaL Friday's Series" Returns This Friday To New York City - Official Video Promo Available!

The "Underground Metal Friday's" (Presented by Horns Up Rocks), returns this Friday March 2nd to Fontanas Bar in New York City!

This time around we are stoked to welcome New Jersey/Latino Metallers FIREHAZE, who will be celebrating their 2nd Year Anniversary! Also performing on this very special night will be Nostrom, Iratetion, Deathalizer and A Welcome Burden!

Watch the official promo video and share it with all your friends! \m/

Click here for Directions

Click to RSVP!

Related links:
Official Site of Firehaze
Official Site of Nostrom
Official Site of Iratetion
Official Site of Deathalizer
A Welcome Burden on Reverbnation

Monday, February 27, 2012

MESHUGGAH Premiere Album Trailer For 'KOLOSS' - Watch It Now!

Swedish Metal masters MESHUGGAH, have just unveiled the trailer for their eighth studio album entitled 'KOLOSS' (set to be released in North America on March 27th via Nuclear Blast Records). The North American deluxe digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD. Additionally, the band has already announced their first leg of their North American tour in support of 'KOLOSS' (a list of tourdates is available below).

Track listing for Meshuggah's 'KOLOSS':

01. I Am Colossus
02. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
03. Do Not Look Down
04. Behind The Sun
05. The Hurt That Finds You First
06. Marrow
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08. Swarm
09. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

“The Ophidian Trek” tour dates with BARONESS & DECAPITATED:

4/29/12 House of Blues - Houston, TX
4/30/12 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
5/01/12 Emo’s - Austin, TX
5/03/12 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
5/04/12 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
5/05/12 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
5/06/12 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
5/08/12 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - CANADA
5/09/12 Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
5/11/12 Odgen Theatre - Denver, CO
5/13/12 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
5/15/12 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
5/16/12 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
5/17/12 Sound Academy - Toronto, ON - CANADA
5/18/12 Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/19/12 Palladium - Worcester, MA
5/20/12 Olympia de Montreal - Montreal, QC - CANADA
5/22/12 The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD
5/23/12 Terminal 5 – New York, NY

KOLOSS can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com.

Related links:
Nuclear Blast Streaming Room
Meshuggah's Official Site
Meshuggah on Facebook
Meshuggah on Twitter
Meshuggah on YouTube