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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Japan's DIR EN GREY To Stream "UROBOROS at Budokan The Movie" - Details Inside!

'UROBOROS', the 7th album by internationally acclaimed Japanese Rock band DIR EN GREY was brought to life in the legendary 2 Days show at the Nippon Budokan on January 9 and 10 of 2010. Now, previously released in Japanese theaters alone, fans will be able to experience this seminal concert through the USTREAM broadcast of "DIR EN GREY UROBOROS at BUDOKAN The MOVIE" .

Click here to watch Dir En Grey on UStream

In other DIR EN GREY news, Kyo (Vo) under orders to stop all vocal activity after being diagnosed with vocal nodules-induced dysphonia, the band was faced with the abrupt cancellation of their USA tour scheduled for March - April 2012 with no time table for their return to the music scene. Amidst this unexpected hiatus there were calls from many fans that wanted a chance to see the "UROBOROS at BUDOKAN" documentary. In response to this the idea of a worldwide streaming was born.

DIR EN GREY has been seen as an uncategorizable charismatic Rock band, and remained hidden behind that veil for much or their career. This documentary offered a unique glimpse at the band members in their raw state, and was initially planned as a limited theater only release. Now it will be shown once more through USTREAM. One of the main characteristics of USTREAMS is the ability for viewers to communicate with each other in real time during a live stream. This will allow fans across the world to gather and enjoy the film in a different way than a theater presentation. Having passionate DIR EN GREY fans across the world, fan communication during the broadcast is expected to be a highlight and make it a unique experience. The legend of UROBOROS lives on, opening a new chapter as it descends upon USTREAM.

- Broadcast schedule:


- 5/27(Sun): 14:00
- 5/27(Sun): 22:00
- 5/28(Mon): 6:00

- World-wide schedule (note- times will be based on Japan, Tokyo local time. Schedule below should be used as reference only)


- 5/27 (Sun): 1:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 9:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 17:00


- 5/26 (Sat): 22:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 6:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 14:00


- 5/27 (Sun): 6:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 14:00
- 5/27 (Sun): 22:00

Related links:
Dir En Grey
Click here to watch Dir En Grey on UStream

Friday, May 25, 2012

TRIVIUM's Live Show In Nashville, Tennessee To Be Streamed Live Tonight - Click To Watch!

Tonight's (Friday, May 25) Floridian Metallers TRIVIUM will be streaming their concert at Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee at Livestream.com. This event is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EDT. To get notified via email or SMS when this event starts, simply log in or sign up and follow the account.

Click here to watch TRIVIUM's live set!

TRIVIUM on tour:

US TOUR (Remaining Tour Dates::

- 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

Related links:

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray Remembered On The Second Anniversary Of His Passing - Tribute Available!

Yesterday (May 24) marked the second anniversary of the passing of Paul Gray (SLIPKNOT). When Paul Dedrick Gray (A.K.A. # 2) passed away 2 years ago he left behind an eternal legacy. The charismatic bass player was a key member of the Heavy Metal band Slipknot. Paul was 38 at the time of his death, and was found dead by a hotel worker at 10:50 AM in his in hotel room in Urbandale, Iowa. On June 21, 2010, autopsy results revealed that Gray had died of an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, he also showed signs of "significant heart disease".
Here is a compilation of the best of Paul Gray (RIP):

OFFICIAL tribute from Slipknot to Paul Gray (1972 - 2010)

Slipknot Debut Ozzfest Performance 1999 (RAW AND UNCUT)

SLIPKNOT GRAMMY EXPERIENCE (Paul Gray talking about the significance of a Grammy)

Paul Gray Interview Unmasked

#2 Paul Gray video tribute (4/8/1972 - 5/24/2010)

Slipknot - Paul Gray Behind The Player - Duality Lesson [Part 1]

Slipknot - Paul Gray Behind The Player - Duality Lesson [Part 2]

Slipknot - Paul Grey #2 Mask

Slipknot - Paul Gray Behind The Player - Surfacing - Jam with Roy Mayorga

Slipknot - Duality ( Ozzfest 2005 ) @ San Bernadino (Raw and Uncompromised)

Slipknot - Spit it Out! LIVE @ DOWNLOAD 2009!

SlipKnoT - Duality & (SIC) (Live at LOUD PARK 08)

#2 Paul Gray Unmasked Photos

#2 Paul Gray lighting his Xmas tree on FIRE! (DO NOT ATTEMPT!)


Mötley Crüe's Mick Mars & Playmate Jessa Hinton Appear On POP EVIL's NEW Music Video - Watch It Now!

POP EVIL has debuted a NEW music video for their latest hit single, "Boss's Daughter" exclusively on VEVO today. Featuring the likes of Playboy Playmate Jessa Hinton and co-writer Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, the video leaves you wanting more. "This video is the best depiction of the energy we bring during our live performance. Mick & Jessa were terrific to work with! Nathan and his crew made a killer all American Rock N' Roll video," says frontman Leigh Kakaty.

Directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox, the video comes on the heels of the band announcing their participation in this summer's Tresspass Across America Tour (tour dates below).

Fast cars, hot women and good ol' American Rock N' Roll are three main ingredients that make up POP EVIL, and all of the above hits you square in the jaw in this NEW video. Watch the video right now!

The band released 'War Of Angels' last summer to much critical praise.

“Pop Evil's latest effort, War of Angels, sees the band beefing up their sound and displaying a good deal of growth and maturity that's a paramount example of why it's a shame the big labels don't give bands time to develop anymore” - Guitar World

"War Of Angels is a heavier and more mature departure from their debut album." - Billboard


Jul. 13 - Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Jul. 15 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
Jul. 16 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
Jul. 17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
Jul. 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Jul. 24 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
Jul. 25 - Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
Jul. 27 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Jul. 28 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 03 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
Aug. 07 - Syracuse, NY @ SRC Arena
Aug. 08 - Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Aug. 10 - Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
Aug. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 15 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 17 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Aug. 18 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing
Aug. 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 25 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Aug. 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Related links:
Pop Evil' Official Site
Mötley Crüe's Official Site

MUNICIPAL WASTE Is Going To "Barge To Hell" On The Caribbean Sea!

It is time for them to collect some MUNICIPAL WASTE for their maiden voyage on BARGE TO HELL, The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise. Don't waste time, book now and take advantage of their convenient payment plan where you can pay in 4 easy monthly installments!

Not in the mood for a quiet holiday season? Then make sure you check out BargeToHell.com and join 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world that will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip on the "Barge To Hell" cruise: The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise!

Make no mistake, this is not one of the cruises where you share the ship with regular cruise guests... It's like everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.

See every band play two live shows on one of the three stages on board, each with it's own unique atmosphere: The luxurious "A Chorus Line" theater, the cozy "Spectrum" club and the jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. Get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of the infamous Metal Karaoke and many other very special activities with the Artists on board. Last but not least: Don't forget that there are bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done!

BOOK NOW before it is too late! Of the 40 bands on board, 25 have been announced:


The "Barge To Hell" cruise will sail Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7, 2012.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

Related links:

Chris Jericho Suspended From The WWE For Disrespecting The Brazilian Flag - Details Available!

Wrestler and rocker Chris Jericho, has been "suspended indefinitely" from the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment for denigrating the Brazilian flag. The incident took place yesterday (Thursday, May 24) in São Paulo during a match with C.M. Punk (recipient of the Golden God for "Most Metal Athlete"). What happened?

During the match between Jericho and C.M. Punk, the latter was waving the Brazilian flag proudly. All of a sudden Jericho crumbled up the Brazilian flag into a ball, threw it on the ground and kicked it. He was then informed that desecrating the national flag is a crime in Brazil punishable by incarceration.

Following the incident Jericho apologized to the Brazilian crowd: "I'd like to apologize for stepping on the flag earlier. I love Brazil. We are very happy to be here to perform in front of you. So please accept my apology for stepping on your wonderful flag of this wonderful country."

A short time later, the WWE posted this message on their web site:

"Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24. WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident."

Here are some videos of the incident:

Related links:
Chris Jericho's Official Site
Fozzy's Official Site'

MADBALL Complete Work On Their NEW EP 'Rebellion'!

It is no secret or surprise that as soon as Madball steps on any stage, the crowd goes ape shit. The NYHC legends ALWAYS performs a devastating set that makes the whole floor shaking like an earthquake, a hurricane, and a monsoon, all mixed into one. The hungry Hardcore "kids" know that the real deal Hardcore that has been Madball's trademark since 1988, still has plenty of creative juices left.

As previously reported, Freddy Cricien and company are releasing a NEW EP this year! Entitled 'Rebellion', the band rejoined forces with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL) and laid down the law at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. The EP will be released through The BNB Label, a brand extension of frontman Freddy’s Black N Blue Productions group.

'Rebellion' marks the first Madball recording with drummer Mike Justian (ex-UNEARTH & THE RED CHORD), who took over the drum throne following the departure of Jay Weinberg (who recorded Madball's latest recording 'Empire').

Some of the song titles are:

- Ball Of Destruction (re-recording)
- Reap What You Sow
- The Beast
- Rebellion
- My Blood

Stay tuned for more information about Madball!

Related links:
Madball on MySpace
Black N Blue Productions

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Watch SLASH's New York City CD Release Show For 'Apocalyptic Love' Now!

This Tuesday (May 22), legendary guitar icon Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) and his solo band — Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums) and Todd Kerns (Bass) — broadcasted their sold-out concert this past Tuesday (May 22) from Irving Plaza in New York City exclusively on the NEW Livestream. You can now watch clips from the show below.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Mean Bone (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT song)
02. Dirty Little Thing (VELVET REVOLVER song)
03. Nightrain (GUNS N' ROSES song)
04. One Last Thrill
05. Back From Cali
06. Ghost
07. Standing in the Sun
08. Rocket Queen (GUNS N' ROSES song)
09. Doctor Alibi
10. Speed Parade (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT song)
11. Apocalyptic Love
12. Watch This
13. Starlight
14. Just Like Anything (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT song)
15. Halo
16. You're a Lie
17. Sweet Child O' Mine (GUNS N' ROSES song)
18. Slither (VELVET REVOLVER song)


19. By the Sword
20. Paradise City (GUNS N' ROSES song)

SLASH's North American Tour (Remaining tour dates):

- 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
SLASH on Facebook
SLASH on Twitter

Members Of EXTREME To Sing National Anthem This Weekend At Boston's Fenway Park!

Boston’s very own Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt of multi-platinum recording band EXTREME are performing the National Anthem this Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 PM at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays game.

Most recently, in the celebration of Fenway Park’s centennial, Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt and Daniel Bard joined forces and recorded a version of the song “Let The Good Times Roll” available on the 100 Year Anniversary Red Sox Commemorative album. A portion of proceeds benefits the Red Sox Foundation.

Bettencourt will also be celebrating his special fan Darren Parker, who has self-proclaimed himself as one of Nuno’s biggest fans. The band and fans know him as NunoFreak. Darren has an inoperable brain tumor rendering him unable to work as his medical bills are mounting.

A fundraiser is being held on June 23 at Sleep’s Bar & Grill in Bluffs, IL which will include an auction, donations and freewill. Darren’s dream was to have Nuno show up but unfortunately he will be in London on tour with Rihanna. Bettencourt came up with a solution to help.

Last Friday, Nuno surprised Darren by calling him on the phone and invited him to be his special guest with Gary for the Red Sox game. This generous offer includes Darren to  be on the field when they perform the National Anthem. After the Anthem, Nuno will gift him one of his Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4 guitars so Darren can auction it on eBay to help cover his medical expenses. The Red Sox has kindly agreed to let Darren come in the afternoon to watch sound-check and then stay in the park to watch batting practice. “We are making this real special for him.” states Bettencourt.  After the phone call with Nuno, Darren sent management an email saying that he “Literally had to pull the car over on the side of the road for 20 minutes to just process the conversation he just had with Nuno.”

Here is Darren’s website to learn more about his situation and the fundraiser.


Gary Cherone (lead vocals) and Nuno Bettencourt (guitar) are the driving force behind the iconic Boston Rock band Extreme. To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released six albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a Billboard #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their 1990 multi-platinum album Pornograffitti and a Top Five hit with “Hole Hearted.” Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound is a mix of hard rock funk—fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style and Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics.

Related links:
EXTREME's Official Site

FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell Talks About 'The Industrialist' & Lineup Changes - Video Interview Available!

FEAR FACTORY's eighth studio album 'The Industrialist' is due in North America on June 5 via Candlelight Records. Once again the industrial Metallers have come up with a conceptual record based around a story written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album's ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell on the interview below. The album's artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album will be available on three formats — standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.

Here is a video interview we conducted with FEAR FACTORY's vocalist Burton C. Bell, filmed right before his band took center stage at their sold out show at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City. During the interview, Bell explains the production process and the concept behind 'The Industrialist' and talks about the bands recent lineup changed. Crank it up and thanks for watching!

Video by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Fear Factory

HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta On NEW Album: "This album is so heavy, it’s irresponsible"

HATEBREED is excited to announce that they are currently in the studio self-producing their upcoming full-length album with co-producer assistance from world-renowned Metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).

When talking about the NEW songs, frontman Jamey Jasta said, “This album is so heavy, it’s irresponsible.”

HATEBREED has also expanded on their 2012 European tour plans. See below for updated touring information and stay tuned for more band updates coming soon.


- 6/8: Münster - Vainstream Opening Night (Germany)
- 6/9: Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock (Austria)
- 6/15: Interlaken - Greenfield Festival (Switzerland)
- 6/16: Monatabaur - Mair1 (Germany)
- 6/17: Clisson - Hellfest (France)
- 6/24: Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
- 6/25: Utrecht – Helling (Netherlands)
- 6/26: Hamburg - Grünspan (Germany)
- 6/28: Borlänge - Peace and Love (Sweden)
- 6/29: Helsinki - Tuska Open Air (Finland)
- 7/12: Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival (Germany)
- 7/13: Novi Sad - Exit Festival (Serbia)
- 7/19: Tokaj - Hegyalja Festiuval (Hungary)
- 7/21: Oberhausen - Devilside Festival (Germany)
- 8/3: Lierop - Nirvana's Tuinfest (Netherlands)
- 8/4: Viveiro - Resurrection Fest (Spain)
- 8/5: Bozen - Rock'n'Roll Club (Italy)
- 8/8: München - Werk (Germany)
- 8/9: Tolmin - Metalcamp (Slovenia)
- 8/10: Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
- 8/11: Derby - Bloodstock Open Air (Great Britain)

Related links:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Australia's DROP TANK Offers Listeners A NEW Musical Vision - Find Out Why!

Drop Tank is an Australian band that is fired up with high energy songs that are born out of instrumental jams in the mad, dilapidated world of the crumbling building were the bands headquarters are located. Their songs offer the listener and organic experience, in which there is no second guessing on how the band  is suppose to sound. According to Zebidy Tank, the main songwriter: "I think this keeps us sounding more connected to the initial frantic energy that spawns when we get in the rehearsal room".

We recently had the chance to chat with Zebidy about her musical vision behind Drop Tank, a band that the music world better keep their eyes set on.

Horns Up Rocks: First of all, tell us about the formation of Drop Tank? Take us into a time-line from the day the band was formed, until present time.

Zebidy Tank: "Drop Tank is a heavy Rock N' Roll band from Sydney, Australia, fronted by me (Zebidy Tank). I formed Drop Tank in late 2008 and pieced together a band in the warehouse district of Marrickville, where the warehouse's noise zoning code could double as a Rock band friendly zone, and a living space. I sing and play guitar in the band… to date we have released 3 EPs."

HUR: How did growing up in Australia influence the band as a whole?

ZT: "Well Australia is fairly isolated compared to the rest of the world so we are usually left up to our own devices. This definitely had an influence on the music… perhaps its more raw or rough sounding like the wilderness here."

HUR: What do you think sets apart your EP 'Domina'?

ZT: "The vocals and the speed of the songs. It is not trying to consciously sound like anyone else or trying to fit in to what is trendy or relevant "now". Really, the guitar writes the songs and with us usually over thought ideas are not good ideas. We like to add a good chunk of guitar solos too."

HUR: Tell us about the production process of your NEW EP.

ZT: "'Domina" is a collection of recordings from our warehouse days. The process was pretty standard: drums first, guitars, bass and then vocal tracking… then mixing and mastering. I did vocals in my bedroom with a mattress over the window as it worked as it was more relaxing and this help me capture a better delivery and vibe."

HUR: Which artists influenced the overall sound of Drop Tank?

ZT: "The heavy Rock spectrum from Pop Rock to Metal. Also 70s Rock, 80s Metal and 90's Punk. We like bands like AC/DC, Motörhead, Slayer… anything fast and fun. I also adore the Melvins, Fantomas etc. Oh, and Rampage! A Thrash Metal band from Australia is one of my favorite bands, because they know how to make Heavy Music fun."

HUR: Any touring plans?

ZT: "Hopefully this summer."

HUR:What message do you have for the present and future fans of Drop Tank?

ZT: "Support you local live music scene!"

Related links:
Click here to listen to Drop Tanks's NEW EP 'Domina'!

WHITECHAPEL Premiere Vocal Tracking In-Studio Video Of Phil Bozeman Laying Vocals For NEW Self-Titled Album!

Today, WHITECHAPEL unleashed the third and final video on a series that was filmed during the recording process of their NEW self-titled release, which will be released June 19th on Metal Blade Records. This video focuses on the vocal tracking process. The video can be viewed below.

The first two videos provide an in depth look at the drum and guitar tracking process for the album and can be viewed below.

Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary Heavy Music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.

The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by WHITECHAPEL.

Whitechapel Tracklisting:

1) Make it Bleed
2) Hate Creation
3) (Cult)uralist
4) I, Dementia
5) Section 8
6) Faces
7) Dead Silence
8) The Night Remains
9) Devoid
10) Possibilities of an Impossible Existence

WHITECHAPEL are currently on tour with Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins, and The Plot in You as part of the "Recorruptor" Remaining tour dates):

5/15: Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
5/16: S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
5/17: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall


5/18: Asbury Park, NJ @ North Beach

Headlining Dates:

6/26: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
6/27: Austin, TX @ Emo's East

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying & more:

6/30: San Bernadino, CA @ San Manuel Theater
7/1: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/3: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4: Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/5: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound**
7/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
7/7: Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
7/8: Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater
7/9: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion**(w/ The Devil Wears Prada)
7/10: Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
7/11: Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13: Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
7/14: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
7/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
7/20: Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/22: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
7/24: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/26: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon**(w/ Upon a Burning Body, I the Breather)
7/27: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1: Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe**
8/3: Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/5: Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater

**Headline shows. Not a part of Mayhem Fest

More Tour Dates Announced For SHOCKWAVE FEST; Full Metal Jackie Launches Special Guitar Giveaway!

Today the coordinators of SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 announce four NEW dates in the inaugural North American takeover : Calgary, Amityville, Columbus, and Joliet. See the updated itinerary below.

Established to give Metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 stands among one of the most diversified Metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted lineup of artists including futuristic Metal conjurers FEAR FACTORY and sci-fi Thrash legends VOIVOD as well as CATTLE DECAPITATION, MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, HAVOK, DIRGE WITHIN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, VILDHJARTA, THE BROWNING and FORGED IN FLAME. Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August. Tickets are on sale NOW at the link below.

To celebrate the tour, Full Metal Jackie Radio will be hosting a special contest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Ibanez GRG Electric Black Knight Guitar and a Festival T-shirt. Runner ups will receive: A CD prize pack which will include CATTLE DECAPITATION’s 'Monolith Of Inhumanity', DIRGE WITHIN’s 'There Will Be Blood', HAVOK’s 'Time Is Up', THE BROWNING’s 'Burn This World' and VILDHJARTA’s 'Måsstaden'. Enter HERE. And don’t forget to check out the official tour trailer below.

Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 with Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame:

- Jul. 06: Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
- Jul. 07: Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre
- Jul. 09: Calagary, AB at The Republik
- Jul. 11: Winnipeg, MB at Pyramid Cabaret
- Jul. 12: St. Paul, MN at Station 4
- Jul. 13: Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
- Jul. 14: Toronto, ON at Kool Haus
- Jul. 15: Windsor, ON at The Armouries
- Jul. 17: Quebec City, QC at Imperial Theater
- Jul. 18: Montreal, QC at Club Soda
- Jul. 20: Clifton, NY at Northern Lights
- Jul. 21: Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
- Jul. 22: Reading, PA at Reverb
- Jul. 24: Amityville, NY at Revolution
- Jul. 25: Worcester, MA at Palladium
- Jul. 27: West Springfield, VA at Empire
- Jul. 28: Joliet, IL at Mojoe's
- Jul. 29: Rockford, IL at Tebala Shrine
- Aug. 02: Window Rock, AZ at Nakai Hall
- Aug. 03: Tempe, AZ at The Marquee Theater
- Aug. 04: Hollywood, CA at House Of Blues

Related links:
Purchase tickets for the SHOCKWAVE Festival here

MESHUGGAH Set To End "The Orphidian Trek" Tonight In New York City - Tickets Are Still Available!

On Tuesday, March 27, MESHUGGAH’s unleashed their NEW album 'KOLOSS' via Nuclear Blast Records. The North American deluxe digi-pak version includes a bonus DVD. Tonight, the band is ending the first leg of their North American tour in support of 'KOLOSS' at Terminal 5 in New York City.

Tickets are still available right here!

Related links:
Meshuggah's Official Site
Meshuggah on Facebook
Meshuggah on Twitter
Meshuggah on YouTube

Philip Anselmo Talks About 'Vulgar Display Of Power', DOWN IV & Solo Album!

Philip Anselmo is a non stop music machine. When he is not busy with his supergroup DOWN, he is taking care of business at Housecore Records (Anselmo's label). Somehow, he also has time to create NEW music via his various side projects. Recently,  Loudwire.com chatted with PANTERA's frontman to talk about the 20th anniversary reissue of 'Vulgar Display Of Power' (available now), as well as the new series of EP's by DOWN. He also broke the news about his NEW solo project. Here are some excerpts of the interview.

“We just finished an EP, yes,” Anselmo told Loudwire.” That is done. It’s mastered, done, finished. I’m waiting on Pepper [Keenan's] artwork so I can take a good look at that. We’ll be doing a short [tour] run … this month. 10 days out in tertiary markets, to get our sea legs under us, so we can be ready for touring this fall. Expect that record no later mid-summer or early, early, early fall at the f—ing latest.”

He acknowledged that reports on a series of DOWN EPs “is a bunch of talk and f—ing ideas. They are good ideas, nonetheless. DOWN, the way I describe it, it is a genre band. When you are in a genre band, there are rules. There are borders you cannot cross. You have to be true to the genre itself. It is a subgenre within a subgenre within a subgenre. Southern Black Sabbath slash doom slash a million different things but it’s really one thing. As for the EPs, the other material, we’ve spoken about, this, that, the other, but as far as sitting down and doing it, we only have one in the can.”

About his solo album: “My solo record is recorded and has one more mix to go,” he said. The project will be called, simply, Philip H. Anselmo, and the album title is ‘Walk Through Exits Only'. It is the most deadly motherf—ing thing I have done. I cannot wait for people to hear it. If you like what I do or what I have done, this might be on of your up and coming favorites. I found a guitar player that is just out of his mind. I’ve actually known him for a long time, as long as Dime. Dime gave his respect to him, as well, and he is a great, sweet guy.”

Down's NEW EP will feature the following songs in no particular order:

- 'Levitation'
- 'Witchtripper'
- 'The Misfortune Teller'
- 'The Curse Is A Lie'
- 'Open Coffins'
- 'This Work Is Timeless'



18 - Broussard, LA - The Station
19 - Huntsville, AL - The Crossroads
20 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
21 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
23 - Little Rock, AR - Juanitas
25 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
26 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
27 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
29 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
30 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm


1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
2 - Tampa, FL - Scion Rock Fest

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Ivan Moody Has A Message For His Fans & Crew! #AttitudeOfGratitude

"This most recent tour was one of the most eye opening few weeks of my life. I saw things clearly for for the first time in many years.

"Every show was received not only with open arms, but also with an almost overwhelming sense of compassion and attitude, beyond any words I could post in such a brief and cold blurp.

"The stuff dreams are made of.

"I just got back from the show, on Saturday. IT WAS SO FUCKING SAVAGE!! I took a small road trip. Columbus to Las Vegas. Drove myself. No bus, no plane, no fast trip out, I spent 3 days on the road, by myself, my thoughts, my soul.. And I gotta tell you... It was refreshing! Good to feel alive again. Met good people. Ran into friends. Saw people that I hadn't in years. Saw people I don't wanna see for many years to come. All the same... I felt ALIVE!!

"I'm not gonna stretch this out. I'd rather you read it when it comes to be. All I wanted to say was... Thank You ALL!!

"Good to be home.

"Be Well!"

- Ivan Moody

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will be part of the "Trespass America Festival" alongside KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID and more! Here is an initial list of tour dates:

Jul. 13 - Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Jul. 15 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
Jul. 16 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
Jul. 17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
Jul. 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Jul. 24 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
Jul. 25 - Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
Jul. 27 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Jul. 28 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 03 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
Aug. 07 - Syracuse, NY @ SRC Arena
Aug. 08 - Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Aug. 10 - Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
Aug. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 15 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 17 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Aug. 18 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing
Aug. 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 25 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Aug. 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Related links:
Official Site of Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch on Facebook
Five Finger Death Punch on Twitter

DYING FETUS Unleash NEW Song "From Womb To Waste" - Listen If You Dare!

With a little under a month left before the release of their highly anticipated NEW album 'Reign Supreme', DYING FETUS have unleashed another track from the album, to give fans just a little taste of what they can expect from 'Reign Supreme'. AltPress.com the online home of Alternative Press Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song "From Womb to Waste" HERE.
DYING FETUS documented the recording process of Reign Supreme in a series of video blogs. All the videos can be seen below.

'Reign Supreme' will be released June 19th on Relapse Records and is available for pre-order HERE.
DYING FETUS are offering a free download of the track "Subjected to a Beating" on their Bandcamp Page HERE.
'Reign Supreme' features nine tracks and is a "return to roots" with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works.  Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.
DYING FETUS will be on tour all summer long including an appearance at Maryland Death Fest as well as the "18 Nights of Blood Tour" in North America with label mates REVOCATION and Six Feet Under. They will also be on a headlining tour of Europe which includes appearances at the "Copenhell Festival" in Copenhagen, Denmark, "Hell Fest" in Clisson, France, the "With Full Force" festival in Roitzschjora, Germany, "Sevilla Rock Festival" in Sevilla, Spain and the "Getaway Rock Fest" in Gävle, Sweden.

- 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

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TESSERACT's New EP 'Perspective' Is Ready For Your Ears! Are Your Ears Ready?

'Perspective', the highly-anticipated acoustic EP from progressive-Metallers TESSERACT is finally out today.  The five song EP features "Eden 2.0," acoustic versions of three tracks from the band's debut album, 'One', and a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Dream Brother". 'Perspective' is available digitally, and a physical version is available exclusively through CM Distro, and the band's web shops. As a bonus, iTunes includes instrumentals of all the songs on the EP.

The 'Perspective' EP is available through iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other major outlets:

Perspective EP Track Listing:

01. Perfection
02. April
03. Origin
04. Dream Brother
05. Eden 2.0

Related links:
Click here to visit TesseracT's web shop!

RED FANG Are Coming For Europe!

In addition to their already scheduled North American tour dates for this summer, Portland, Oregon's RED FANG have confirmed a tour of Europe including numerous festival appearances. The tour starts on July 5th in Gävle, Sweden at the "Getaway Rock Fest" and runs through August 4th at the "Porifestival" in Pori, Finland. A complete list of dates can be found below.           
RED FANG will be headlining "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Support will come from Lopez, Nether Regions and Grant High's own Hell's Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show HERE.

Following the benefit show, RED FANG will be hitting the road in North America. Included in this run are headlining shows as well as shows serving as direct support to The Sword. These dates lead up to RED FANG's appearance at Metallica's inaugural "Orion Music + More Festival" June 23rd in Atlantic City, NJ.

RED FANG recently premiered their latest video for "Hank is Dead" directed by Whitey McConnaughy can be viewed below:  

 RED FANG are streaming Murder The Mountains in its entirety at this location.  The album is now available on CD, 12" vinyl, and deluxe digital via Relapse HERE and on iTunes HERE

RED FANG is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated RED FANG news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the RED FANG Facebook and RED FANG Official Site.


"A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" - 5/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Headlining Dates:
6/1: Seattle, WA @ Highline
6/12: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/13: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
6/14: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/16: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

Supporting The Sword:
6/17: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
6/18: New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues
6/19: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/20: Raleigh, NC @ Kings
6/21: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

"Orion Music + More Festival":

6/23: Atlantic City, NJ @ Bader Field

European Tour:
7/5: Gävle, Sweden @ Getaway Rockfest  
7/6: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival  
7/7: Osnabruck, Germany @ Bastard Club
7/8: Colmar, France @ Le Grillen
7/10: Marburg, Germany @ KFZ
7/11: Oldenburg, Germany @ Amadeus      
7/12: Ballenstedt, Germany @ Rock Harz Festival  
7/13: Erfurt, Germany @ Stoned From The Underground  
7/14: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ De Affaire  
7/15: Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
7/16: Versailles, France @ Royale Festival
7/17: Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club
7/18: Toulouse, France @ Dynamo
7/19: Gigors Et Lozeron @ Gigors Electric
7/20: Lodi, Italy @ Festival                  
7/21: Tonsberg, Norway @ Slottsfjell Festival    
7/22: Barcelos, Portugal @ Milhões de Festa  
7/24: Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte
7/25: Audun-le-Tiche, France @ Entr'pot
7/26: Saarbrucken, Germany @ Kleiner Club Garage
7/27: Viersen, Germany @ Eier Mit Speck Festival  
7/28: Berlin, Germany @ Greenville Festival  
7/29: Prague, Czech Rep @ Matrix
7/30: Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
8/1: Graz, Austria @ Generalmusikdirektion
8/2: Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
8/3: Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air Festival
8/4: Pori, Finland @ Porifestival

"MusicFest NW":

Evan Seinfeld's ATTIKA 7 Premiere NEW Song "Devil's Daughter" & Reveal NEW Album Art; Band To Appear On Discovery Channel Tonight!

ATTIKA 7 and Loudwire.com are pleased to reveal "Devil’s Daughter"—a brand new track from the band’s upcoming July 31, 2012 release, 'Blood Of My Enemies'. In a recently posted teaser, vocalist Evan Seinfeld describes what the track is all about. “It’s that sexy woman who steals your soul. It’s also anything to do with your soul. It’s the drugs, it’s the sex, it’s the alcohol, it’s the thing that takes you away — the thing that takes the pain away.”

Fans can head to Loudwire.com to listen to the track now at this location.

As previously announced, ATTIKA 7 will appear on this season of the Discovery Channel’s NEW motorcycle club series, ‘The Devil’s Ride’. The show serves as a window into the world of motorcycle clubs, featuring members of San Deigo’s Laffing Devils. In addition to appearing in TONIGHT’s episode as a band, the music of ATTIKA 7 is set to be featured in select episodes throughout the series as well.

ATTIKA 7 features ex-Biohazard vocalist Evan Seinfeld, lead guitarist, notable songwriter and famed (Sons of Anarchy) motorcycle builder Rusty Coones, and bassist Tony Campos, founding member of Static X, who also currently performs in Soulfly, Prong, Possessed, Asesino and Ministry. The band recorded 'Blood of My Enemies' with legendary producer MUDROCK (Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack). 'Blood of My Enemies' is a brutal slab of unrelenting Hard Rock, with the initial groundwork laid by Rusty Coones in the confines of a federal penitentiary. It was in this unforgiving environment that he penned the songs that would eventually become the band’s uncompromising debut.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Attika 7!

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Attika 7
Attika 7 on Facebook