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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tonight: IRON MAIDEN's Adrian Smith Will Appear On THAT METAL SHOW Tonight!

Tonight (Saturday, April 21), the 10th season of VH1 Classic's THAT METAL SHOW will welcome IRON MAIDEN's Adrian Smith. Maiden's axeman will be chatting with with Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson about Iron Maiden's established fan base and creative freedom, past and present. Tune in!

- 4/21/2012:
Adrian Smith
with guest guitarist Michael Schenker

- 4/28/2012
Jason Newsted & Lemmy Kilmister
with guest guitarist Michael Schenker

- 5/5/2012
Michael Schenker & Mike McCready
with guest guitarist Frank Hannon

- 5/12/2012:
Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy & Doro
with guest guitarist Frank Hannon

- 5/19/2012:
Bobby Blotzer, Steve Riley & Phil Lewis
with guest guitarist Steve Stevens

- 5/26/2012:
David Draiman, Russell Allen & Mike Orlando
with guest drummer Mike Portnoy

- 6/2/2012:
Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw & James Young
with guest guitarist Steve Stevens

Related links:
That Metal Show


We just got a memo from VOD's own Tim Williams! He just confirmed that the Kings Of Long Island Hard Core/Metal will be performing on Friday, July 6th at the legendary WEBSTER HALL! As previously reported, the band has finished recording their fifth studio album. After 11 years of silence, it is safe to say that the NEW VOD album is one of the most anticipated albums of 2012.

This is what you can expect:

Related links:
VOD on MySpace


Today is Record Store Day. Record Store day is an internationally celebrated day, which takes place the third Saturday of April each year. The purpose of the holiday is to celebrate the art of music and to support artists from all calibers. Today hundreds of fans and artists will roam around 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores all over the globe.

Here are some facts about Record Store Day:

- Record Store Day was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner.

- It is a global celebration in which recording artists from all calibers participate in by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets, the holding of art exhibits, and the release of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products. The event is also celebrated with cookouts and drinking parties.

So get your ass over to a record store, buy A LOT of music and celebrate today YOUR way!

Related links:
Record Store Day
Find a Record Store near YOU

NYC Metallers HUNG To Demolish NEW ENGLAND Today!

New York City badasses HUNG are warming up as we speak for their second appearance at the NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL! Last year they appeared on the second stage... today at 2 PM they are ROCKING the MAIN STAGE!!!

In case you haven't heard their EPIC music: HUNG and Guitar World teamed up for the world premiere of "Progeny" off the upcoming self-titled debut out May 8th 2012 courtesy of The End Records and Chris Adler from Lamb of God’s label ReThink Records. The debut album features 10 punishing and sonically aesthetic tracks engineered and produced by Andy Abel and Lyris Hung at Abel Studios in Connecticut, with vocals tracked and produced by Ryan Kelly at MSR Studios and Nova Studios in New York City. Listen to "Progeny" below, courtesy of Guitar World.

HUNG violinist Lyris Hung says about "Progeny": “The song 'Progeny' is one of HUNG's most sonically diverse pieces, and one that shows off some of our most lyrical material. It's one of my personal favorites because it travels through many different musical landscapes… My approach to the violin lines are more traditional in a 'violinistic' way, allowing the instrument to take a lot of sweeping parts above the rest of the band and even the rhythm violin parts tend to be integrated with melody.”

HUNG is a five piece Metal band from New York City featuring Lyris Hung (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bryan Adams) on violin, ‘Evil’ Jon Clark on guitar, bassist Sam Roon, drummer Kenny Grohowski and singer Dmitry Kostitsyn.

Related links:
CLICK HERE! to pre-order the self-title debut album from HUNG along with a bundled t-shirt!
HUNG's Official Site
HUNG On Facebook
HUNG On Twitter
HUNG On MySpace

VISION OF DISORDER Are D O N E Tracking Comeback Album!

Headbangers! We just got word from VOD's own Tim Williams that the band has finished recording their fifth studio album. After 11 years of silence, it is safe to say that the NEW VOD album is one of the most anticipated albums of 2012. We can't wait! Can you?

"Before the word 'Metalcore' existed… VISION OF DISORDER did. We did what we did because we loved it, not because we thought others might. 20 years later, we're once again at work with the same approach.

"After a newly inked deal with Candlelight Records, we are about to begin tracking on our first studio album in a decade. We are bringing all the elements of what made us unique and ferocious to the table.

"Playing reunion shows over the past few years and seeing such positive responses has truly been inspirational.

"This album is absolutely dedicated to our fans that have stuck by us through our ups and downs. Without them, it would not have been."

As previously reported, Long Island Hardcore Metallers Vision Of Disorder inked a deal with Candlelight Records! The band entered the studio last month with producer Will Putney (SHADOWS FALL, SUICIDE SILENCE, FOUR YEAR STRONG) and have finished recording their highly anticipated NEW album for a late 2012 release. Cameron Webb (MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION, IGNITE, PENNYWISE) will mix the CD.

Stay tuned for more VOD news!

Related links:
VOD on MySpace

Friday, April 20, 2012

FAITH NO MORE Are Returning To Europe!

Following their mini tour in 2010, FAITH NO MORE have been laying low and so far the band hasn't announced a full comeback tour and album. It has been announced that this June FAITH NO MORE will be returning to Europe for a series of shows. Even though the U.K. version of Sonisphere was cancelled due to an economic crisis, the band is still planning on coming for Europe. More information to be released soon, so stay tuned!

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The Story Of Rock 'N' Roll Comics: NYC DVD Release Party, Theatrical Screening U More!

On April 23, Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway, NYC) will host a release party/artists signing from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Comics artists will be in attendance signing old issues of RnR Comics, trade paperbacks, DVDs, etc. Original copies of the actual comics will be randomly given away to attendees. Artists confirmed include Jay Allen Sanford, Spike Steffenhagen, and Robert V. Conte. Also in attendance will be director Ilko Davidov, doing a Q&A session and signing DVDs.

Following the release party, Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, NYC) will host a screening of the film at 9:00pm. It will be followed by a Q&A with the director and artists. Free copies of the DVD will be given away to random attendees at the theater.

Then on April 28 and 29, Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11249) will host a "Rock N Roll Comics" brunch at 12:00pm. The brunch includes food, drinks and a screening of the film, followed by a special Q&A session with cast and crew.

The Story Of Rock 'N' Roll Comics charts the short and controversial life of publisher Todd Loren, whose scandalous series of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars enraged and sometimes charmed his subjects, provoked numerous lawsuit threats from the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Skid Row, and eventually led to a landmark First Amendment case, all before he was savagely murdered in 1992.

This documentary mixes animation and eerie home video of Todd Loren along with interviews and commentary that reflect the range of opinions regarding his cultural legacy - Including firsthand accounts from many of the artists and writers who were inspired and exploited by Loren, all peppered with insights from both the Rock & Roll and comic book communities from such luminaries as Alice Cooper, Gary Groth, Ian Shirley, Mojo Nixon and more.


* S.R.P.: $19.99
* Running Time: 80 minutes
* Features: Over two hours of bonus features, extended interviews, TV news clips, commercials, trailers and a Revolution Comics/ Rock 'N' Roll Comics cover art gallery. Liner notes from Rock 'N' Roll Comics co-creator Jay Allen Sanford, as well as from rock critic Rob O'Connor.
* Release Date: April 24, 2012

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Announces Special '30 Years Of NYHC Shows'; Limited Edition STIGMA Model ASG Guitar Revealed!

Agnostic Front has announced a trio of commemorative shows to celebrate 30 years of NYHC. The Hardcore Punk pioneer will perform the classic Live At CBGB set in its entirety to pay homage to the passionate New York hardcore subculture that has stood the test of time – a movement Agnostic Front has led since the early 1980s.

Agnostic Front ’30 Years of NYHC’ live:

June 23 - Frederick, MD @ Café 611
June 24 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
June 29 - Rochester, NY @ Dub Land Underground

To further celebrate this epic milestone, Agnostic Front has teamed up with ASG Guitar to launch the limited-edition “Stigma” series guitar, complete with Agnostic Front body artwork, NYHC fretboard inlay and more.

Related links:
Official Site of Agnostic Front

STRAIGHT LINE STITCH To Hit The Road; U.S. Tour Announced!

Knoxville, TN’s STRAIGHT LINE STITCH are thrilled to announce their upcoming full U.S. tour, kicking off next Tuesday, April 24th in Bowling Green, KY! Fresh off of their successful 2011 album, 'The Fight of Our Lives', the band hits the road again through the beginning of June. Joining them on the road is former STRAIGHT LINE STITCH guitarist Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), back with the group for two months of shredding alongside Kris Hawkins. Up until the tour begins, STRAIGHT LINE STITCH will continue writing for their third album in which they hope to be in the studio for by the end of the year.

The band recently re-emerged as free agents looking for a NEW label home. “I think as a band we are looking forward mostly to just getting back to basics, and at the very heart of that is hitting the road and letting everyone know that STRAIGHT LINE STITCH is still going strong,” states frontwoman Alexis Brown. “There are some NEW faces in the mix but the feeling and the essence of the band is still the same, which is to go out and give it all we've got.”

Heavy Metal and hard Rock fans are a fickle and discerning bunch. Bands that attempt to make a career for themselves by trend jumping with half-hearted devotion do not last. STRAIGHT LINE STITCH has been steadily ascending the ranks of Metal and hard Rock through authentic and impassioned performances, an organic evolution of their writing and recording, and a tried and true road warrior mentality towards touring.

The band defined who they were early on in their career and held steadfast to their beliefs while making the natural progressions and growth of a committed touring band. While being genuine at the core of a band's being is an absolute necessity for credibility and longevity, it gets you nowhere fast if the songs do not matter. The SLS sound is commanding and universal, engaging casual fans of hard Rock and satiating the most stringent fans of Metal. The tenacious musicianship is on full display upon first listen, quickly establishing the virtue of the players. The balance between aggressive punch and highly charged hook goes a long way to explaining the wide and diverse range of devoted SLS loyalists. Whether sharing the stage with the titans of Metal like Slayer, or playing a coveted slot at the Punk driven Warped Tour, Straight Line Stitch captivates and levels all in attendance. Vocalist Alexis Brown is a blazing persona that demands the attention of a room. Throughout their songs, Alexis navigates a seamless shift from harrowing screams to heartfelt melody that adds depth and sincerity to their music. Her clean vocal parts never take a back seat to the punishing screams, as they are sung with an assertive power and spirit that soar mightily.


4/24 – Bowling Green, KY @ Berlenz Bar & Grille
4/26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Geared Up Rock Bar
4/27 – Raleigh, NC @ Berkley Café
4/28 – Enoree, SC @ Carolina MetalFest
5/02 – West Greenwich, RI @ Rock Junction
5/03 – Bristol, CT @ Bleachers
5/05 – Brookfield, CT @ The Room
5/06 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
5/08 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
5/09 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
5/11 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Musichall
5/12 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s
5/13 – Kent, OH @ Outpost
5/15 – S. Barrington, IL @ Penny Road
5/16 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
5/17 – Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
5/18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Inner Circle
5/19 – Danville, IL @ Sarges (w/ Dirge Within)
5/20 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub
5/21 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Wrigley Field
5/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Visions
5/24 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
5/25 – Little Rock, AK @ Juanita’s (w/ Psycho Stick)
5/26 – Shreveport, LA @ The Warehouse
5/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport, Hall
5/28 – Covington, LA @ Green Room
5/29 – Pascagoula, MS @ Celtic
5/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/01 – Birmingham, AL @ Club Crush
6/02 – Montgomery, AL @ Liquids


Alexis Brown - Vocals
Jason White - Bass
Ian Shuirr - Drums
Kris Hawkins - Guitar
Kris Norris – Guitar

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


Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts and prepare your eyes and ears for yet another amazing Heavy Metal tour! Legendary Thrash Metal titans OVERKILL are igniting "The Electric Age" tour tonight at the Trocadero Theater in Killadelphia! Joining them on what promises to be a crushing tour are: GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE & SUIDAKRA. Here are the tour dates!

Related links:
Overkill's Official Site
God Forbid On Facebook
Diamond Plate's Official Site
Suidakra's Official Site

Come Celebrate Your Favorite Holiday At The Horns Up Rocks 420 Extravaganza!

Tonight! We write a NEW chapter of the HORNS UP ROCKS "Underground MeTaL Friday" series! Our stellar lineup promises to bring your ears some smoking hot HEAVY MUSIC!

- Thinning The Herd
- Wrench
- Ruppthritis
- Godsgreenearth

Hosted by: Jo Schüftan
DJed by: Mike SOS
SEXY Burlesque show by: Arden Leigh (Author Of "The Rules Of Attraction")

Only $10 (21+ with ID)! SPREAD THE WORD!

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AUTOPSY To Return To New York City After Two Decades Of Silence!

Headbangers! We have great news for you! Death Metal icons AUTOPSY are returning to New York City after two decades of not taking over the city that never stops rocking. The Bay Area Metallers will be performing at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, May 4th! Who is AUTOPSY?
AUTOPSY is one of the early breed of US Death Metal acts, and most respected names in the genre, AUTOPSY formed in 1987 in San Francisco, and released four albums on Peaceville Records - beginning with the classic debut 'Severed Survival' in 1989 - before disbanding in 1995 with members going on to form Abscess.
AUTOPSY triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15-year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within,’ delighting critics and fans alike. The band then released its fifth full length, and first since 1995, 'Macabre Eternal', in 2011 (one of SPIN's top metal albums of 2011). Autopsy's latest release, an epic 22-track collection of re-mastered classics and rarities, 'All Tomorrow's Funerals', hit stores earlier this year.
We will see you all in the pit!

Autopsy - All Tomorrow's Funerals from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

Related links:
Autopsy's Official Site
Autopsy on Facebook
Autopsy on Peaceville Records
Peaceville Records

Thursday, April 19, 2012

HALESTORM Discuss NEW Album & Musical Career At The Golden Gods Awards!

Last week, America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show took over downtown Los Angeles! The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® rocked out at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Prior to the beginning of the awards show, we had the chance to chat with the members of HALESTORM about how it felt to be standing next to so many Heavy Music legends and to be part of the biggest Hard Rock and Heavy Metal awards show in all of the America's. The band also told us about their NEW album 'The Strange Case of...' Here is our interview with HALESTORM at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Dates have been revealed for Godsmack and Staind‘s forthcoming co-headlining trek which Halestorm will open. The tour has been dubbed the “Mass Chaos Tour” and will run as follows:

04/19 Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink (“Center 99 X Fest“)
04/21 Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Amphitheater
04/22 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
04/24 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion
04/25 Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Center
04/28 Phoenix, AZ – Quail Run Park 98 (“KUPD Ufest“)
05/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
05/02 San Antonio, TX – Illusions Theater
05/04 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
05/06 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
05/09 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
05/11 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/12 Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/15 Syracuse, NY – Oncenter
05/16 Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
05/18 Bangor, ME – TBA

Related Links:
Halestorm's Official Website

PARADISE LOST's Decibel Flexi-disc Stream Available; Greg Mackintosh Shares His Retro Playlist!

As previously announced, Gothic Metallers PARADISE LOST have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to give fans a gold-on-black flexi disc for the previously unreleased b-side "The Last Fallen Saviour"! This track will only be available exclusively to Decibel subscribers in the magazine's June issue (out in May), and it comes from the recording sessions of 'Tragic Idol', the band's forthcoming studio album that is set to be released through Century Media Records on April 24th in North America and April 23rd in Europe. To listen to "The Last Fallen Saviour", head over to Metal Sucks.net for the exclusive stream:

In anticipation of Tragic Idol 's release, lead guitarist Gregor Mackintosh has shared a retrospective playlist composed of tracks from albums that relate to PARADISE LOST's discography. As a band that is constantly evolving and at the forefront of the gothic/doom metal scene, PARADISE LOST has always experimented with various musical styles since their inception almost 25 years ago. To give fans a better understanding of where the band was at (musically) during each of the albums' eras, Greg chose one non-PL album that correlates to each PARADISE LOST release and explained its role in the band's career. Part 1 of Greg's Decibrity playlist can now be read and heard on Decibel Magazine.com (part 2 will be posted next week):

Gregor Mackintosh's Decibel Play List

- PARADISE LOST Live 2012:

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

GENE HOGLAN Out Of FEAR FACTORY; Band Announces Touring Drummer!

According to Sick Drummer Magazine, Los Angeles based Industrial Metal machines FEAR FACTORY have recruited drummer Mike Heller from MALGINANCY and SYSTEM DIVIDE for their upcoming tour with SHADOW'S FALL, THE BROWNING, THE DEVASTED, and LEGACY OF DISORDER!

"It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the NEW drummer for FEAR FACTORY! It's something I never would have dreamt of as a kid listening to 'Soul Of A New Machine' and 'Demanufacture' over and over again in middle school. It's also an incredible honor to be following in the footsteps of two of the most amazing and influential drummers in metal drumming history. I hope to continue their legacy, creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative music available today." - Mike Heller

FEAR FACTORY’s first tour dates since 2011 kick off with four performances in South America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, before starting American dates in San Antonio on May 1. In support will be Shadows Fall, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The complete list of 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)

Related links:
Fear Factory

Listen To 7 HORNS 7 EYES' NEW Album 'Throes Of Absolution'!

Progressive atmospheric Death Metallers 7 HORNS 7 EYES will be releasing their first full-length album, 'Throes Of Absolution', in North America on April 24th via Century Media Records! 'Throes Of Absolution' is now streaming online in its entirety, so head over to NoCleanSinging.com to hear the album before its release next week!

Featuring a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE), 'Throes Of Absolution' is already leaving a media buzz in its wake, with Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer stating: "This takes progressive death metal to a new level of pulverizing grandeur. Love it!" and Metal Sucks declaring it as one of the "Albums That Will Fuck Your Face Off In 2012". To pre-order Throes Of Absolution, head over to CM Distro for the album, plus a special CD/shirt bundle.

In support of this release, 7 HORNS 7 EYES will be co-headlining "The Dual Destruction Tour" with progressive groove metallers STEALING AXION. Sponsored by Guitar World, this epic progressive tour will be hitting the West Coast during May and June, so be sure to attend! All tour dates for this trek are below.

Guitar World presents: "The Dual Destruction Tour" featuring 7 HORNS 7 EYES and STEALING AXION

- 5/18: Tacoma, WA at The Backstage Bar and Grill
- 5/19: Seattle, WA at El Corazon
- 5/20: Portland, OR at Branx
- 5/23: Sacramento, CA at On The Y
- 5/24: Oakland, CA at Stork Club
- 5/25: San Diego, CA at Eleven
- 5/26: Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy
- 5/27: Tempe, AZ at Club Red
- 5/29: Albuquerque, NM at Burt's Tiki Lounge
- 5/31: Denver, CO at 3 Kings Tavern
- 6/1: Salt Lake City, UT at Burt's Tiki Lounge
- 6/3: Boise, ID at The Venue
- 6/5: Coeur D'Alene, ID at The Grail
- 6/6: Spokane, WA at The Hop!

Related links:
7 Horns 7 Eyes on Facebook
7 Horns 7 Eyes on MySpace
7 Horns 7 Eyes on YouTube
7 Horns 7 Eyes on Big Cartel

REVOCATION Are Kicking Off Their North American Headline Tour Tonight!

Massachusetts shredders REVOCATION are hitting the road today on their first North American headlining tour. Fresh off their recent tour with Children of Bodom, the band will start their trek Allston, MA and run through April 29th in Trenton, NJ. Support on the tour will come from Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Front man Dave Davidson spoke about kicking off the headline tour:

"What's up guys, just wanted to let everyone know that our upcoming headlining tour is fast approaching, so make sure to come check us out if we're rolling through your area. We can't wait to hit the road and play a longer set filled with songs spanning all of our records. We're also very pleased to bring out Ramming Speed and Cannabis Corpse on this run, it's going to be a rager every night for sure.  Looking forward to getting ripshit in a city near you!"

In more REVOCATION tour news, the band will be hitting the road with DYING FETUS and Six Feet Under and Six Feet Under on the "18 Nights of Blood Tour". The tour starts June 8th in Atlanta, GA and will wrap up June 29th in Tampa, FL. Dates are listed below. The band will be keeping everyone up to date on all the mayhem on the road with their new tour blog on Metal Underground.

REVOCATION recently released their video for the track "No Funeral" from their brand NEW album 'Chaos of Forms'. The clip was lensed with acclaimed director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye NYC (Municipal Waste, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Devin Townsend Project) and can be viewed below.

REVOCATION on Tour With Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed:

- 4/19: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
- 4/20: Montreal, QUE @ Lef Foufounes Electriques
- 4/21: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
- 4/22: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
- 4/23: Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
- 4/25: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
- 4/26: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
- 4/27: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast
- 4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
- 4/29: Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Championship Bar

SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012 with Dying Fetus and Revocation:

- 6/08/2012: The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
- 6/09/2012: Empire in Springfield, VA
- 6/10/2012: Palladium in Worcester, MA
- 6/11/2012: Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
- 6/12/2012: Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH
- 6/13/2012: Reggie's in Chicago, IL
- 6/14/2012: Peabody's in Cleveland, OH
- 6/15/2012: Harpo's in Detroit, MI
- 6/16/2012: People's Court in Des Moines, IA*
- 6/18/2012: The Gothic Theater in Denver, CO*
- 6/20/2012: Studio Seven in Seattle, WA
- 6/21/2012: Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR
- 6/23/2012: The Metro in Oakland, CA
- 6/24/2012: The Whisky in Los Angeles, CA
- 6/25/2012: TBA in Tempe, AZ
- 6/26/2012: House Of Rock in El Paso, TX
- 6/27/2012: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
- 6/29/2012: Brass Mug in Tampa, FL*
* - No Dying Fetus

Related links:
Revocation on Facebook
Revocation on MySpace
Revocation on Twitter

BLACK VEIL BRIDES Talk About Performing With DEE SNIDER At The Golden Gods Awards!

Last week, America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show took over downtown Los Angeles! The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® rocked out at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Prior to their debut performance at the awards show, we had the chance to chat with the members of BLACK VEIL BRIDES about how it felt being the youngest band to perform at the Golden Gods and what the band had planned for their Golden Gods performance (which included a performance with DEE SNIDER). Here is our interview with BLACK VEIL BRIDES at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Related links:
Official Site of Black Veil Brides

Details Revealed About The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Cruise!

As previously reported, the organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are following the footsteps of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise and this year they are bringing the Heavy Music fanatics the 'Mayhem' cruise.

Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour founder and producer of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, has confirmed to Metal Insider that The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Boat will take place December 7-11.

The floating festival will feature performances by LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE as well as other, yet-to-be-announced acts from the Metal Blade, Sumerian, Roadrunner and Century Media labels. KORN's Jonathan Davis and SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson will DJ on the cruise as J-Devil and DJ Starscream, respectively, and there will also be a film festival presented by Fangoria and SLIPKNOT's Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who will also curate a charity art show.

"We are just excited to get to put this together," Lyman told Metal Insider. "It has been a fun process for both of us and really allows us to expand the Mayhem brand and good times."

Stay tuned for more details!

Related links:
Rockstar Mayhemfest.com
LAMB OF GOD's Official Site
ANTHRAX's Official Site
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

KORN's US Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow; Band Wins "Album of the Year' at Revolver Golden Gods Awards!

Earlier this month (Wednesday, April 11), KORN garnered one of the greatest accolades in Metal with winning the REVOLVER Golden God Award for “Album of the Year,” presented by Marshall Amplification, for 'The Path Of Totality' (Roadrunner).  The win, determined by fan generated votes, leads into the band’s third leg of their “Path of Totality” tour, launching this Friday, April 20 at Lonestar Amphitheater in Lubbock, TX. A complete list of tour dates is available below.
It finds the band hitting several cities and amphitheaters, which will be a mix of headlining shows and festival dates. Openers on the tour include frontman JONATHAN DAVIS DJing as his alter ego, J Devil as well as dubstep talent Sluggo.  Ticket information can be found at www.korn.com.

KORN released their NEW album 'The Path Of Totality' this past December where it debuted in the Top Ten on Billboard. The album has also been a fixture on Billboard’s Dance Electronic Albums chart, and has sold 500,000 digital singles from the album- a staggering amount for a Rock band.

The Golden God Award was a unique win for the REVOLVER Golden God Award, as the California-based band collaborated with a range of EDM artists, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Feed Me and Kill the Noise, as well as 12th Planet who lent his production skills to the album’s current single “Way Too Far.”

THE PATH OF TOTALITY has been met with critical acclaim and KORN once again proved that they are ahead of the curve. In fact, not only has the album sold well, but has already garnered over 450,000 single sales—a staggering amount and a testament to the growing EDM following that KORN has amassed by experimenting with different genres. Other cuts from the album include the Top Five rock hits “Get Up!” with Skrillex and “Narcissistic Cannibal” also with Skrillex and Kill The Noise.

Korn Path of Totality Tour Dates:

April 20 - Lonestar Amphitheater - Lubbock, TX
April 21 - The Woodlands Pavillion - Woodlands, TX

April 23 - Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
April 24 - Pharr Entertainment Center - Pharr, TX
April 26 - Hemisphere Park - San Antonio, TX
April 27 - Concrete Street Amphitheater - Corpus Christi, TX
April 29 - Metropolitan Park - Jacksonville, FL
April 30 - Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN
May 2 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
May 3 - The Main Street Armory - Rochester, NY
May 4 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD

May 5 - Rockingham Speedway - Rockingham, NC

May 7 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
May 8 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
May 10 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

Related links:
Click here to purchase tickets for Korn's "The Path Of Totality Tour"

DEATH ANGEL To Reissue Their Classic Debut Album 'The Ultra-Violence'!

After a decade of being unavailable DEATH ANGEL is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary reissue of their classic debut album! The digitally remastered silver anniversary edition of 'The Ultra Violence' will be available this summer! The big question is whither the band will support this release via an "Ultra Violence Tour", we sure hope so. Stay tuned for more information!

DEATH ANGEL is currently on tour with SEPULTURA, KRISIUN and HAVOK! Here are the remaining tour dates.

- 4/20/2012: Madison, WI in The Majestic Theater
- 4/21/2012: Chicago, IL in Mojoe's
- 4/22/2012: Rochester, NY in Water Street Music Hall
- 4/23/2012: Toronto, ON in Opera House
- 4/24/2012: Quebec City, QC in Imperial Theater
- 4/25/2012: Montreal, QC in Club Soda
- 4/26/2012: Albany, NY in Bogie's
- 4/27/2012: Baltimore, MD in Sonar
- 4/28/2012: Pawtucket, RI in The Met
- 4/29/2012: Burlington, VT in Higher Ground
- 4/30/2012: New York, NY in Irving Plaza
- 5/1/2012: Jermyn, PA in Eleanor Rigby's **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/2/2012: St. Louis, MO in Fubar **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/3/2012: Tulsa, OK in Eclipse **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/4/2012: El Paso, TX in House of Rock **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/5/2012: Gallup, NM in Juggernaut **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**
- 5/6/2012: Ventura, CA in Majestic Ventura Theater **with DEATH ANGEL, HAVOK only**

Related links:
Death Angel

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOUNDGARDEN Release Behind The Scenes Video Of 'Live To Rise' Album - Watch It Now!

As previously reported, Grunge masters SOUNDGARDEN have a NEW album coming out this fall! Today, the band unleashed a behind the scenes video of the recording sessions for 'Live To Rise' (name of the album). Watch it now!

Here is a NEW SOUNDGARDEN song entitled "Live To Rise". The song will be featured in the end credits of the movie "Marvel's The Avengers". The song is included on "Avengers Assemble", a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. "Avengers Assemble" will be released on May 1.

Click here to listen to SOUNDGARDEN's NEW Song "Live To Rise"

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site

DICK CLARK, A Man Who Revolutionized The Music Industry, Dies At 82!

Today is a sad day in the entertainment world, media personality and businessman Dick Clark (A.K.A. The World's Oldest Teenager) died earlier today from a massive heart attack following a medical procedure. Our condolences go out to Clark's family, friends, and fans.

We all obviously know Dick Clark as the presenter and ambassador of ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ bash and we all know that New Year's won't be the same without watching and hearing Clark ringing in the NEW year with the entire American community.

However, for us in the music world Dick Clarke will always be remembered for being a Rock N' Roll pioneer. Clarke is to blame for bringing Rock music to the masses. Under Clarke's wing, the Philadelphia-based TV show ‘American Bandstand’ went national in 1957. The show immediately became a vehicle for Rock band to be exposed to a mass audience. Over the years, his guests ranged from early rockers like Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry in the 1950s to Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and even Christian band Stryper, in the ’80s.

There is no question that the TV show is a vital part of the history of Rock music as it showed parents what their kids were interested in and lifted some of the stigma that was originally associated with the genre. Thank you Mr. Clarke, and may your soul ROCK IN PEACE!

Lets Make PANTERA's "Piss" Number 1 On Amazon.com - Click Now!

Last week, PANTERA released a B-Side out of 'Vulgar Display Of Power' last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, California.  The song "Piss" was released in celebration of the 20th anniversary reissue of "Vulgar Display Of Power", drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott made an astounding discovery: "Piss", an incendiary blast of vintage PANTERA from the original recording sessions that had long been forgotten. When the newly created video for the song premiered at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles, which was broadcast live on Xbox Live, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages. The song was then released to radio outlets and all digital music retailers. PANTERA is also the subject of a Revolver special issue and its available now!

PANTERA's "Piss" is currently the number 2 downloaded song on the Amazon Hard Rock/Heavy Metal section. Click Here To Make PANTERA # 1!

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MILLENCOLIN Release Trailer For NEW Compilation Album 'The Melancholy Connection'!

Swedish Punk Rockers MILLENCOLIN are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary as an active band. The Swedes are always hard at work and keep proving time and time again that they don't plan on stopping any time soon. On May 29, 2012, MILLENCOLIN will release 'The Melancholy Connection' via Epitaph Records, a follow-up compilation to 1999's 'The Melancholy Collection' featuring b-sides from 'Pennybridge Pioneers' onward. The album will also feature a DVD of a behind-the-scenes look at the previous decade of the band.

Related links:
MILLENCOLIN's Official Site

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED To Perform At 'TALLICA's Orion Music & More Fest!

Critically-acclaimed, Richard Christy-led Metal act, Charred Walls of the Damned, has recently confirmed a slot on one of the biggest music festivals of 2012: "Orion Music and More Fest". The fest, which will be held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ on June 23rd and 24th, will feature dozens of bands as well as a Billabong All Out Air Assault Surfing Expedition, Custom Car + Motorcycle Show, and much more. For more information on the festival, including the full line-up and Tickets, visit OrionMusicAndMore.com.

Richard Christy had this to say about performing at the festival: "I am beyond honored to be playing the Orion Music and More Fest with Charred Walls of the Damned! I've been a Metallica fan since the age of 12 and Lars Ulrich is a huge influence on my drumming, so to be invited by the mighty Metallica to play their festival is a dream come true to say the least. I was actually planning on attending this festival when I first heard about it and now to find out that we're actually playing just blows my mind! We'll see you at Orion Music and More!"

Charred Walls of the Damned's second album, 'Cold Winds on Timeless Days', was released on October 11, 2011. The album, much like its self-titled predecessor, received heaps of praise from fans and press.

Related links:
Orion Music and More
Charred Walls of the Damned on Metal Blade Records
Charred Walls of the Damned on Facebook
Charred Walls of the Damned on Twitter
Richard Christy's Official Site


Last week, MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn revealed that the first ever Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival cruise will take place later this year. According to Flynn, the cruise will feature LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE! So get your ass in the gym, so you can rock out with your Speedo on!

Related links:
LAMB OF GOD's Official Site
ANTHRAX's Official Site
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

VOLBEAT Announce North American Tour With ICED EARTH & HELLYEAH - Tour Dates Available!

This just in: Denmark Rockers VOLBEAT will be returning to North America following their successful run at these years GIGANTOUR. Joining VOLBEAT will be ICED EARTH and HELLYEAH!

"I'm completely stoked, VOLBEAT is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that," commented ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer. "I want to thank VOLBEAT for the invitation, and I look forward to many years of laying down the metal as both bands continue to grow and reach new audiences around the world."


June 18 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
June 19 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
June 21 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 23 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
June 26 - Saint Paul, MN - Myth
June 27 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
June 29 - Weyburn SK - Crescent Point Place
June 30 - Gibbons, AB - Boonstock 2012
July 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
July 10 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
July 11 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
July 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
July 15 - Colorado Springs, CO - City Auditorium

Related links:
VOLBEAT's Official Site
ICED EARTH's Official Site
HELLYEAH's Official Site

THE CULT's Billy Duffy Talks NEW Album & Touring Plans At The Revolver Golden Gods Awards!

One week ago, America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show took over downtown Los Angeles! The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® rocked out at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Prior to the awards show, we had the chance to chat with the members Billy Duffy from THE CULT about what the Golden Gods mean to the Heavy Music world and about 'Choice Of Weapon', the band's first NEW studio album in five years, due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl). Additionally, Billy talked about the bands touring plans for 2012 and beyond. Here is our interview with TRIVIUM at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Confirmed dates for The Cult's 2012 North American tour are as follows:


25        San Diego, CA - Humphreys By the Bay
26        Las Vegas, NV - M Resort
27        San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
30        Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre


 1         Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
 2         Windsor, ON - Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
 3         Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor Stage
 5         Boston, MA - House of Blues
 7         Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
 8         New York, NY - Terminal 5
 9         Hampton Beach, NH - Ballroom
10        Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12        Washington, D.C.  - The Fillmore
13        Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15        Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
16        Orlando, FL - House of Blues
17        Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
19        Houston, TX - House of Blues
20        Dallas, TX - House of Blues
22        Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

Related links:
The Cult's Official Site (Ticket information available)
The Cult on Facebook

NEW Song From SLAYER's Dave Lombardo's PHILM Available For Streaming - Listen Now!

Dave Lombardo is constantly on the lookout for NEW exciting musical opportunities. This is why he used some of his off time from SLAYER, to create a very different musical project called PHILM. His experimental post-hardcore triumvirate features guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler from CIVIL DEFIANCE, and bassist Pancho Tomaselli  from WAR. PHILM's debut album is entitled "Harmonic" and will be released on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings.

The song "Area" is streaming right now (courtesy of Terrorizer magazine).

"Harmonic" track listing:

01. Vitriolize
02. Mitch
03. Hun
04. Area
05. Way Down
06. Harmonic
07. Exuberance
08. Sex Amp
09. Amoniac
10. Held in Light
11. Dome
12. Killion
13. Mezzanine
14. Mild
15. Meditation

Related links:
PHILM's Official Site

DECAPITATED Are Gearing Up To Kick Off North American Tour With MESHUGGAH & BARONESS!

Polish Metallers DECAPITATED are getting ready to kick off a North American tour providing support for label mates MESHUGGAH and Baroness. The tour launches April 29th in Houston, TX and runs May 23rd in New York, NY. A list of tour dates is available below.

DECAPITATED guitarist / founding member Vogg commented: "FUCK YEAH! DECAPITATED with MESHUGGAH! We're so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour! It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin' band! Cannot wait!"

DECAPITATED's Carnival Is Forever debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on GuitarWorld.com's "Top 50 Albums of 2011" list.

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

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

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Dan Spitz's RED LAMB Release NEW Song ‘Puzzle Box’ to Boost Autism Awareness!

Advocates of Autism are in film (Holly Robinson Peete), sports (Dan Marino) and more, but a call to action is certainly necessary in the music community concerning the epidemic of Autism spreading to every neighborhood around the globe. We all need to bring awareness of recognizing the signs of Autism at an early age ourselves and act because there are no medical tests available to do so. The CDC just released NEW statistics stating that one in every 54th boy and one in every 88th child born will be Autistic.

RED LAMB and the song ‘Puzzle Box’ is a walk through the daily life of a family with identical mirror image twins who are both Autistic. It is a moving experience of reality that the Spitz family lives. The video is a short movie with statistical data, showing thousands of Autstic families, including the CEO's of AutismSpeaks.org (Suzanne and Bob Wright).

RED LAMB is here to bring the music community together on a permanent basis to bring this awareness globally through the wonderful avenue of music. The lyrics to "Puzzle Box" are co-written by Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Dan Spitz (Anthrax) whom both have acquired somewhere around 15 Grammy nominations, with additional performances by such artists as Grammy winner Chris Vrenna of Marilyn Manson as well as the entire CD Co-Produced by Dave Mustaine and Dan Spitz.

Check out this video by Metal Motivation featuring Dan Spitz with his wife and Autism Speaks spokesperson Candi Spitz discussing Autism during National Autism Awareness Month.

RED LAMB plans to give to and partner with www.autismspeaks.org through touring and many other areas. We would love for you to become a part of what RED LAMB is and our touring plans for the future.

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

TRIVIUM Talk NEW Album & Touring Plans At The Revolver Golden Gods Awards!

One week ago, America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show took over downtown Los Angeles! The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® rocked out at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Prior to their EPIC performance at the awards show, we had the chance to chat with the members TRIVIUM about what the Golden Gods mean to the Heavy Music world and what the band had planned for their Golden Gods debut as performers. Additionally, they told us that they have been writing some NEW music and that have touring plans all the way until mid 2013. Here is our interview with TRIVIUM at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

TRIVIUM on tour:


- Apr 27: Ladson Fairground in Charleston, SC
- Apr 28: St. Pete's Times Forum in Tampa, FL
- Apr 29: Jacksonville Metro Park in Jacksonville, FL    
- May 01: Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN    
- May 02: The National in Richmond, VA
- May 03: The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
- May 04: Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY
- May 05: Machine Shop in Flint, MI
- May 08: The Arkansas Music Pavillion (AMP) in Fayetteville, AR    
- May 09: The Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, KS    
- May 10: The Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, NE    
- May 11: The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO    
- May 12: Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO    
- May 14: Station 4 in St Paul, MN
- May 15: Mojoes in Joliet, IL
- May 16: Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN
- May 18: The Vouge in Indianapolis, IN   
- May 19: Piere's in Fort Wayne, IN
- May 20: Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH    
- May 22: Busters in Lexington, KY
- May 23: Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
- May 24: The Handlebar in Greenville, SC
- May 25: Exit/In in Nashville, TN
- May 26: Rocklahoma    in Pryor, OK
- May 27: WYBB Rock Fest in Ladson, SC

European Tour:    

- Jun 01: Rock am Ring in Nuremberg, Germany    
- Jun 02: Forta Rock in St.-Oedenrode, Netherlands    
- Jun 03: Rock im Park in Nürburgring, Germany    
- Jun 05: Konzerhouse in Lucerne, Switzerland    
- Jun 06: Substage in Karlsruhe, Germany
- Jun 07: Rockhal in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg    
- Jun 08: Donington Park in Castle Donington, United Kingdom
- Jun 10: Nova Rock Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria
- Jun 12: Melodka in Brno, Czech Republic    
- Jun 13: Eskalup in Poznan, Poland    
- Jun 15: Metal Town in Gothenburg, Sweden    
- Jun 16: Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark    
- Jun 17: HELLFEST in Clisson, France    
- Jun 22: Sputnikhalle in Munster, Germany    
- Jun 23: Graspop in Dessel, Belgium    
- Jun 24: Gods Of Metal in Milan, Italy    
- Jun 25: Velvet in Rimini, Italy
- Jun 26: Orion in Rome, Italy    
- Jun 29: Tuska in Helsinki, Finland    
- Jul 01: With Full Force in Templin, Germany    

Latin American Tour:

- Sep 08: Via Marques in Sao Paulo, Brazil    
- Sep 09: Music Hall in Curitiba, Brazil    
- Sep 11: TEATRO FLORES     in Buenos Aires, Argentina    
- Sep 12: Teatro Teleton in Santiago, Chile    
- Sep 14: Teleferico in    Quito, Ecuador    
- Sep 15: Teatro Metro in Bogota, Colombia    
- Sep 16: La Casa Del Artista in Caracas, Venezuela    
- Sep 18: Jose Cuervo Salon in Granjas Mexico, Mexico

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GOJIRA Release 'L'Enfant Sauvage' Teaser - Listen Now!

French Metal act Gojira, easily one of the most buzzed about and beloved extreme bands of the past five years, will be releasing their highly anticipated NEW album 'L'Enfant Sauvage' on June 26 via Roadrunner Records. The title translates to "The Wild Child" and it features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous Metal. Here is a "teaser" of 'L'Enfant Sauvage'!

A special collector's package of 'L'Enfant Sauvage' will feature two bonus tracks and a double-colored vinyl version of the record, along with an exclusive t-shirt. Pre-orders will launch here shortly.

The track listing for L'Enfant Sauvage is as follows:

1. Explosia
2. L’Enfant Sauvage
3. The Axe
4. Liquid Fire
5. The Wild Healer
6. Planned Obsolescence
7. Mouth Of Kala
8. The Gift Of Guilt
9. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall

Related links:
Gojira's Website
Roadrunner Records

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Limited Edition PANTERA Issue (Presented by: Revolver) Is Available Now - Click To Order!

The 20th anniversary of Pantera’s classic 'Vulgar Display Of Power' is around the corner. The great folks over at Revolver Magazine have created a very special issue (available on newsstands everywhere and online) that tells the whole story of the Texas Metal upstarts and features NEW interviews and rare photos, as well as original art by revered comic-book artist Tim Bradstreet. Plus, members of Slayer, Alice in Chains, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Machine Head, and more pick their favorite Pantera songs.

For diehard fans, Revolver Magazine has also created a limited-edition box set, containing the issue with five different covers —four of which are exclusive to this set. It also contains a massive 15″ x 21″ double-sided poster and Guitar World‘s “How to Play the Best of Pantera” DVD with 90 minutes of shredding lessons, all packaged in a cool collector’s box. Only 500 of these box sets exist, so act fast.

Related links:
 Click To Order PANTERA's Limited-edition Issue!
Click to Order PANTERA's Limited-edition Box Set!

VAN HALEN Announce Summer Tour Dates!

This just in: Van Halen has just announced 18 NEW tour dates, which start July 7th in Uncasville, CT and end August 12th in Cincinnati, OH. Their 2012 tour is in support of their latest album, "A Different Kind Of Truth".

- Jul 07: Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
- Jul 09: Hampton, VA at Hampton Coliseum
- Jul 11: Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
- Jul 13: East Rutherford, NJ at IZOD Center
- Jul 15: Baltimore, MD at 1st Mariner Arena
- Jul 17: Rochester NY at Blue Cross Arena
- Jul 19: Detroit, MI at Joe Louis Arena
- Jul 21: London, ON at John Labatt Centre
- Jul 24: Toledo, OH at Huntington Center
- Jul 26: Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
- Jul 28: Cleveland, OH at Quicken Loans Arena
- Jul 31: Fort Wayne, IN at Allen County Memorial Coliseum
- Aug 02: Columbus, OH at Schottenstein Center
- Aug 04: Knoxville, TN at Thompson-Boiling Arena
- Aug 06: Memphis, TN at FedEX Forum
- Aug 08: Birmingham, AL at BJCC Arena
- Aug 10: Greenville, SC at BI-LO Center
- Aug 12: Cincinnati, OH at US Bank Arena

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

- 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.

Related links:
VAN HALEN's Official Site

TOXIC HOLOCAUST Announce North American Tour With MIDNIGHT - Tour Dates Available!

Following successful Winter tours alongside English Dogs and The Casualties, Punk Metal road warriors TOXIC HOLOCAUST are pleased to announce another stretch of North American shows this May which will include 11 dates with blackened Thrash derelicts Midnight. The madness will commence on May 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia and roll for nearly three-weeks before coming to a close in Phoenix, Arizona.

Comments band leader Joel Grind: “We've had a few months off. I spent that time writing and recording a lot of NEW songs, but it's getting near that time to hit the road again and this time it's with our good friends and fellow Satanic demigods, Midnight. This is a tour that was conceived way back in 2007 but just finally came into fruition. Get ready for the onslaught coming your way!”

In addition, the band recently announced a two-week tour of Europe which includes select shows with Converge and numerous festival appearances. The journey begins on August 4 in Motala, Sweden at the Motala Hardcore Fest and wraps up on August 17 at Dinkelsbuhl, Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival. A complete listing of dates is included below.

- 5/18/2012: Funky Winkerbeans in Vancouver,BC
- 5/19/2012: Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA
- 5/20/2012: Plan B in Portland, OR

With:  Midnight

- 5/24/2012: Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
- 5/25/2012: The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA w/ Antisect
- 5/26/2012: Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
- 5/27/2012: Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
- 5/28/2012: Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
- 5/29/2012: Black Sheep - Co. Springs, CO
- 5/30/2012: The Gasworks - Albuquerque, NM
- 5/31/2012: Fast Freddy’s – Midland, TX  (21+)
- 6/01/2012: Karova - San Antonio, TX
- 6/02/2012: Chaos In Tejas - Austin, TX
- 6/03/2012: Red 7 - Austin, TX

With: Ghoul, Theories

- 6/05/2012: Lipps Lounge - El Paso, TX
- 6/06/2012: 910 Live - Phoenix, AZ

TOXIC HOLOCAUST European 2012 Tour:

- 8/04/2012: Motala Hardcore Fest - Motala, Sweden
- 8/05/2012: Helvete - Oberhausen, Germany
- 8/06/2012: Nouveau Casino - Paris, France w/ Converge, Birds In Row
- 8/07/2012: L’usine (Kab) - Geneva, Switzerland w/ Converge, Birds In Row
- 8/08/2012: Feierwerk - Munchen, Germany w/ Converge, Birds In Row
- 8/09/2012:  Brutal Assault - Jaromer, Czech Republic
- 8/10/2012: Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland
- 8/11/2012: Party San - Schlotheim, Germany
- 8/12/2012: Ieper Fest -  Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
- 8/13/2012: Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
- 8/14/2012: Gloppe - Leeuwarden, Holland
- 8/15/2012: Bastard Club - Osnabruck, Germany
- 8/16/2012: Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
- 8/17/2012: Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Related links:
Purchase Toxic Holocaust's music and merchandise on Relapse Records
Purchase Toxic Holocaust's music on iTunes
Toxic Holocaust on Facebook
Toxic Holocaust on MySpace
Relapse Records