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Saturday, June 9, 2012

SLIPKNOT Reveal Mick Thomson #7 & Jim Root #4 Trailers For 'Antennas To Hell' (Greatest Hits Collection)!

SLIPKNOT have posted a handful of cryptic videos to Roadrunner Records’ Official website in anticipation of the release of a greatest hits collection titled 'Antennas To Hell' (set to be released on July 17th via Roadrunner Records). The fifth, sixth and seventh trailer have arrived. Watch this teaser clips right now!


As previously reported by Ticketmaster.com, SLIPKNOT will be headlining the inaugural installment of their own festival, "Knotfest", on Friday, August 17 at Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa and on August 18th in Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The shows will find Slipknot joined by the Deftones, Lamb of God, Deathlok, Serj Tankian, the Urge, Cannibal Corpse and more. Click here for more information about "Knotfest"

And don't forget that SLIPKNOT will be making their return to North American this summer as part of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL! Here is the complete list of tour dates:

6/30 – San Bernardino, CA
7/1 – San Francisco, CA
7/3 – Seattle, WA
7/6 – Phoenix, AZ
7/7 – Albuquerque, NM
7/8 – Denver, CO
7/10 – Dallas, TX
7/11 – Houston, TX
7/13 – Tampa, FL
7/14 – Atlanta, GA
7/15 – Indianapolis, IN
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Related links:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

SPINESHANK's NEW Album Is Coming Soon; For Now Listen To Some NEW Songs!

June marks a huge month for SPINESHANK. Not only will the band embark on their first tour in years, SPINESHANK will also be releasing their brand NEW album 'Anger Denial Acceptance' on June 19 in North America via Century Media Records. The album is the their first studio release in nearly a decade, and a blistering return to form for the band, who were nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category in 1994. "This is by far the proudest I have ever been of any SPINESHANK record," says guitarist Mike Sarkysian. "'Anger Denial Acceptance' is the darkest and the most honest this band has ever been."

The first single from 'Anger Denial Acceptance', "Nothing Left For Me," can be heard here:

These tracks are also available for purchase on iTunes here.

Grammy nominated alt-Metal group SPINESHANK has announced that they will be heading out on their first headlining tour in over 6 years! Making up for the long absence from the road, the band has set dates for a lengthy tour spanning nearly two months. Support bands will be announced shortly and a list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

Headlining Tour Dates:
06/14/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
06/15/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (Club Sound)
06/16/12 - Denver, CO @ Moe's
06/18/12 - Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge
06/19/12 - Lincoln, NE @ Knockerbockers
06/20/12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
06/21/12 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
06/22/12 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
06/23/12 - Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
06/24/12 - Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron
06/27/12 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
06/28/12 - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
06/29/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
06/30/12 - Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
07/01/12 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Hammerhead's
07/03/12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Fubar
07/05/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
07/06/12 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's
07/07/12 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners
07/08/12 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
07/10/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
07/11/12 - Queens, NY @ The Hall Of Fame Music Gall
07/12/12 - Manchester, NH @ Rockos
07/13/12 - Providence, RI @ The Ruins
07/14/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
07/15/12 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship
07/18/12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
07/19/12 -  Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern and Music Hall
07/20/12 - Longwood, FL @ Shovel Heads
07/21/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Pit
07/22/12 - Satellite Beach, FL @ Sports Page
07/25/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
07/27/12 - Harker Heights, TX @ Amis
08/01/12 - Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
08/02/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
08/03/12 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

SPINESHANK's 'Anger Denial Acceptance' Tracklisting:

01. After The End

02. Nothing Left For Me
03. Anger Denial Acceptance
04. I Want You To Know
05. Murder Suicide
06. The Endless Disconnect
07. I Am Damage
08. Ploratio Morbus
09. Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10. The Reckoning
11. God Complex (Anger)
12. Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13. Exit Wounds (Acceptance)

Related links:

CATTLE DECAPITATION's Travis Ryan: 'Monolith Of Inumanity', NEW Music Video, Touring & More!

Recently, the veggie-gorging progressive grind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION released their NEW album 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' via Metal Blade Records. The 11-track long player is an achievement that stands out as one of the most volatile, ambitious, and impossible-to-pigeonhole records of 2012.

Produced by Dave Otero of Denver's Flatline Audio, 'Monolith Of Inhumanity' sees the band investigating inventive NEW techniques in songwriting without abandoning their signature formula of confrontational audio wreckage. Conceptually, the record revolves around a potent distaste for contemporary civilization and the damage wrought in the name of progress.

We recently, had the chance to chat with the bands frontman about the production of the bands 7th Metal Blade Records release, the production of their NEW music video for "Kingdom Of Tyrants" and the bands touring plans in support of 'Monolith Of Inhumanity'. Here is our extensive interview with Travis Ryan! We hope you enjoy it.

In related news, CATTLE DECAPITATION will sever souls on this Summer's Shockwave Festival Tour 2012. The band will be joined by Fear Factory, Voivod, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame. Tickets are on sale NOW at the link 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. 26: West Springfield, VA at Empire
- Jul. 27: West Springfield, VA at Empire
- Jul. 28: Joliet, IL at Mojoe's
- Jul. 29: Rockford, IL at Tebala Shrine
- Jul. 31: Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
- 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:
Click here to purchase tickets for Shockwave Festival!
Official Site of Cattle Decapitation
Cattle Decapitation on Facebook
Follow Cattle Decapitation on Twitter
Cattle Decapitation on Facebook

Friday, June 8, 2012

DYING FETUS Premiere Trailer For NEW Video; Tour With Revocation and Six Feet Under Kicks Off Tonight!

A little under two weeks remain before the highly anticipated release of the NEW DYING FETUS album 'Reign Supreme' which hits stores on June 19th. '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.

The band recently completed work on a video for the song "From Womb to Waste". The video features 12 camera angles from a live sold out show and was filmed and directed by Scott Hansen (Animals as Leaders, A Day to Remember). A trailer for the video can be seen below.

DYING FETUS are offering a FREE download of the track "Subjected to a Beating" on their Bandcamp Page HERE. The record is available for pre-order HERE.
As previously reported, DYING FETUS have received the honor of being inducted into Decibel Magazine's "Hall of Fame" for their classic album Destroy the Opposition, which was released in 2000 on Relapse Records. The issue with this special retrospective will be on newsstands at the end of the week and can be ordered directly HERE.

DYING FETUS kick of their summer touring season tonight as part of the "18 Nights of Blood Tour" in North America with label mates REVOCATION and Six Feet Under. They will also be on a headlining European tour 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: Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (Venue change)
- 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: Rocky Point in Tempe, AZ
- 6/26/2012: House Of Rock in El Paso, TX
- 6/27/2012: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
- 6/29/2012: CROWBAR in Tampa, FL*
* - No Dying Fetus

Related links:
Dying Fetus

TERROR Release Full Version Of Documentary Online; The Band Is Taking Over The World This Summer!

TERROR have now posted the full, uncut version of the previously released documentary about front-man Scott Vogel and TERROR. Originally posted as a series, fans can now view the entire movie from start to finish. Focusing on Vogel's early bands, plus the history of TERROR from the band's formation through the making of their latest album, 'Keepers Of The Faith', this special documentary is a must-see for any TERROR fan. Watch it below!

TERROR will be on tour in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe this summer, appearing at various festivals as well as hitting the road with BANE, NAYSAYER, and ROTTING OUT in July/August. All upcoming tour dates are below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you!

TERROR live 2012:

6/16--Montebello, QC--Montebello Marina - D-TOX Rockfest

Australia/New Zealand headlining tour dates:

7/7--Hardcore 2012--Hi Fi, Sydney
7/8--Hardcore 2012--Hi Fi, Sydney
7/9--YAC--Byron Bay
7/10--The Loft--Brisbane
7/11--Hi Fi--Brisbane
7/13--Fowlers--Adelaide Lic
7/17--Void--Hamilton, NZ
7/18--Kings Arm Tavern--Auckland, NZ

North American tour dates feat. BANE, NAYSAYER, ROTTING OUT:

7/21--Santa Barbara, CA--Earl Warren Showgrounds - Sound & Fury Fest
7/22--Mesa, AZ--The Underground
7/23--Albuquerque, NM--Gasworks
7/24--Denver, CO--Marquis Theatre
7/26--San Antonio, TX--The Ten Eleven
7/27--Dallas, TX--Trees
7/28--Little Rock, AR--Downtown Music Hall
7/29--Atlanta, GA--Drunken Unicorn
7/30--St. Louis, MO--The Firebird
7/31--Omaha, NE--Sokol Underground
8/1--Minneapolis, MN--Triple Rock
8/2--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
8/3--Milwaukee, WI--The Rave Bar
8/4--Detroit, MI--Magic Stick
8/5--Cleveland Heights, OH--Grog Shop
8/6--Buffalo, NY--The Funeral Home
8/7--Worcester, MA--Upstairs @ The Palladium
8/8--Albany, NY--Bogies
8/9--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer - This is Hardcore Festival

European tour dates feat. NAYSAYER, BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL:

11.08. Torgau - Endelss Summer Open Air (Germany)
12.08. Ieper - Ieper Fest (Belgium)
13.08. Aschaffenburg - Der Katakombe (Germany)
14.08. Osabrück - Bastard Club (Germany)
15.08. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
16.08. Alsfeld - Ehrlich und Laut Festival (Germany) 
17.08. Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze (Germany)
18.08. Tolmin - Punk Rock Holidays (Slovenia)
19.08. Wien - Arena (Austria)
20.08. Ostrava - Barrak Music Club (Czech Republic)
21.08. Warsaw - Punk & Radio Luxembourg (Poland)
22.08. Gdynia - Ucho (Poland)
23.08. Hannover -  Musikzentrum (Germany)
24.08. Wörrstadt - NOAF (Germany)
25.08. Köln - Essigfabrik (Germany)
26.08. Eindhoven - Dynamo (Netherlands)
27.08. Rostock - tba (Germany) + RISK IT!
28.08. Hamburg - Logo (Germany)
29.08. Copenhagen - Beta (Denmark)
30.08. Gothenburg - Fängelset (Sweden)
31.08. Stockholm - Kulturhuset (Sweden)
01.09. Herning - Minor Festival (Denmark)

Related links:
TERROR's Keepers Of The Faith Site
TERROR on Facebook
TERROR on Twitter
TERROR on MySpace
TERROR Merch & More!

DETHKLOK's Gene Hoglan Is D O N E Tracking Drums For Bands NEW Album! #AtomicClock

As you should all know by now, drumming machine Gene Hoglan is no longer in FEAR FACTORY. While there had been speculations that Hoglan left FEAR FACTORY in order to join TESTAMENT, we were told by a very reliable source that the real reason behind Hoglan's departure was because DETHKLOK can offer him a lot more cash than either FEAR FACTORY or TESTAMENT can. So it really came down to Hoglan going for the gig that offers him the biggest pay check. We personally don't blame him at all!

Yesterday (June 7th), it became pretty clear that Hoglan has rejoined DETHKLOK and will be part of the bands upcoming tour with LAMB OF GOD and GOJIRA. The drummer twitted the following:

"Just finished recording the Dethklok album late last night. This is going to be killer! Stoked"

So when can you expect to listen to DETHKLOK III, probably sometime in the Winter!

As previously reported, DETHKLOK and LAMB OF GOD will be joining forces for a 34-show North American that is schedule to kick off on August 1 in Seattle, Washington. The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s "Metalocalypse" animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.

Joining the co-headliners at each stop along the tour will be special guest GOJIRA, the French Metal band that will perform songs from its upcoming album release, 'L'Enfant Sauvage', which will be released in the U.S. on June 26 with Roadrunner Records. Pitchfork describes the NEW album as "breathless and awesome."

Tickets to the DETHKLOK and LAMB OF GOD with GOJIRA tour (tickets available now!):

- 8/1: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Thater
- 8/2: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
- 8/4: Calgary, AB @ Big 4
- 8/5: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
- 8/7: Winnipeg, MB @ Convention Centre
- 8/9: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
- 8/10: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
- 8/11: Toronto, ON @ Heavy TO
- 8/12: Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
- 8/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Delta Plex
- 8/15: St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
- 8/19: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
- 8/21: Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
- 8/22: Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena
- 8/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
- 8/24: Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
- 8/25: Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
- 8/26: Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
- 8/29: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
- 8/30: Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
- 8/31: Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
- 9/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Outside at the Electric Factory
- 9/2: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
- 9/4: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
- 9/5: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
- 9/7: Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
- 9/8: San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
- 9/9: Dallas, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
- 9/11: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
- 9/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
- 9/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
- 9/15: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic

*Schedule is subject to change.

Related links:
Dethklok's Official Site

SLIPKNOT's Shawn Crahan Goes Back To The Roots & Personally Hands "KnotFest" Tickets To Fans - Images Available! #AttitudeOfGratitude

As previously reported, SLIPKNOT will be headlining the inaugural installment of their own festival, "KnotFest", on Friday, August 17 at Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa and on August 18th in Somerset, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Yesterday (June 7th), SLIPKNOT's mastermind Shawn "Clown" Crahan greeted the "maggots" at Council Bluffs, Iowa as they lined up to purchase their tickets for the "KnotFest". "Clown" didn't just greet the fans, he also handed them their tickets for the annual SLIPKNOT themed music festival. This is something that all artists should do!

Scheduled performers for KnotFest:


Tickets go on sale on today (Friday, June 8) at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

Related links:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

SIX FEET UNDER: "18 Nights Of Blood Tour" To Be Ignited Tonight!

With nationwide speculation that the zombie apocalypse is officially upon us, it would only seem appropriate for SIX FEET UNDER's "18 Nights Of Blood Tour" to commence this Friday! The near three-week run of live rituals will begin today (June 8th) in Atlanta, Georgia and cannibalize its way across the U.S. coming to a close on the band's home turf of Tampa, Florida. Blood shall be spilled, faces eaten and brains devoured! No one is safe. SIX FEET UNDER will be joined by newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold (who retired from touring). Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

The band will be touring in support of 'Undead', their latest installment of misanthropic brutality, which toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release. ('Undead' entered the Heatseekers Chart at #, #30 on the Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #183 on the Top 200 Chart!). Critical lauded by fans and media alike, Decibel Magazine dubbed the record "the best thing SFU have recorded since 'Maximum Violence'," while Terrorizer commended the offering noting," …this is truly an unearthly noise and glorious in its heaving absurdity." Outburn agreed calling 'Undead', "an album on which this NEW level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER's legacy of brutality." Added MetalSucks thoughtfully: "What makes 'Undead' work is a balance between the tooth grinding intensity of its blasts and the bone-strewn muck of its down-tempo bits."

'Undead' was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22 and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

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: Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (Venue change)
- 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: Rocky Point in Tempe, AZ
- 6/26/2012: House Of Rock in El Paso, TX
- 6/27/2012: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
- 6/29/2012: CROWBAR in Tampa, FL*
* - No Dying Fetus

Related links:
Six Feet Under's Official Site

Australia's THE AMITY AFFLICTION Announces NEW Album Title & Album Release Date - Video Available!

Australia's The Amity Affliction, selected as one Alternative Press' Top 100 Bands You Need to Know About in 2012, have entered a Florida studio to work on their proper Roadrunner Records debut, 'Chasing Ghosts'.

'Chasing Ghosts' is scheduled to be released on Sept. 18. It follows the band's previous album 'Youngbloods'. The Amity Affliction are holed up in the studio with producer  Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Blessthefall, Incubus) as they prepare their latest.

Frontman Joel Birch checked in from the studio to shed a little light on the process, saying, "Recording with Elvis has been the most amazing experience for Amity since we began making records eight years ago. It's incredible. We came into this record more prepared than we ever have before as well, so everything is coming together really, really well."

Birch further stated, "We're all loving the NEW songs. It feels like there is an entire album of awesome songs that we love which hasn't happened prior to this; we've finally written an album we are proud of from start to finish, no filler whatsoever." The singer also commented on the lyrical direction of Chasing Ghosts, revealing, " I've tried to write my thoughts in a manner that can connect with people on an even more personal level than I did on Youngbloods, and I'm proud that the substance and depth hasn't been lost or compromised, or watered down."

AP lauded the band for its "brutally honest racket," saying, "While you can waste as much time as you want throwing labels such as post-Hardcore, scream or Metalcore at the Australian quintet, all that matters is they writer honest songs with tons of hooks and some serious bite."

Loudwire.com also pointed out the band's knack for "mixing hard-hitting Hardcore and melodic Rock with sing-scream vocals," while ARTISTdirect praised the band as “Modern Heavy Metal at its finest… Amity Affliction are the most exciting band of 2012. Combining gnashing riffs a la Killswitch Engage and hooks that rival Deftones, Amity Affliction are primed to take over.” Regional publications Alternative Revolt, Shockwave and web tastemaker The Gauntlet have all hopped on The Amity Affliction train from the get-go, profiling the band and introducing it to Rock fans early on.

Related links:
The Amity Affliction on Facebook
The Amity Affliction on MySpace

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine Hit By A Rock While Performing In Croatia Following A Feud With W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless?

    Photo by: Steve Lars
According to Q104.3, MEGADETH's performance at the 2012 METALFEST came to a halt when the bands controversial frontman Dave Mustaine was struck by a rock. After being hit in the head, Mustaine walked off the stage and refused to come back! This is when a spokesman for the band got on stage and said the following:

"Guys, Dave's been hit in the head with a rock... I apologize. He's been hit in the head." The crowd then launched further items at the spokesman prompting him to also leave the stage.

So what exactly happened? Apparently, missiles were thrown as chanting revelers called for fellow Metal band W.A.S.P. to appear following unconfirmed rumors their frontman Blackie Lawless refused to perform at the event after falling out with Mustaine.

Do you think Mustaine's reaction to the fans reaction was justifiable? Leave your comments below.

Photo credit: Steve Lars from Creative Ventures International & Steve Lars on Facebook

Related links:
Megadeth's Official Site
Megadeth on Facebook
Megadeth on Twitter

Thursday, June 7, 2012

HIGH ON FIRE Forced To Cancel Their Mayhem Fest Appearance - Statement Available!

This just in: Californian Metallers HIGH ON FIRE announced today that they have been forced to cancel their appearance at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The reason? Frontman and guitarist Matt Pike is entering rehab for alcoholism. The award-winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health. Here is a statement from the band:

"HIGH ON FIRE would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."

In other High On Fire news, it was announced earlier this week that the band will be releasing a reissue of the bands classic first recording 'The Art Of Self Defense'. The landmark long player has been completely remastered and enhanced by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush, OFF! etc.) and includes the addition of the band’s first ever demo, two bonus 7” tracks as well as a 48-page booklet!

'The Art of Self Defense' Track Listing:

01. Baghdad
02. 10,000 Years
03. Blood From Zion
04. Last
05. Fireface
06. Master of Fists

Bonus 7” Tracks (2001):

07. Steel Shoe
08. The Usurper (Celtic Frost cover)

Self-Titled Demo (1999):

09. Blood From Zion
10. 10,000 Years
11. Master of Fists

Related links:
High On Fire's Official Site

Musicians: 5 Social Media Rules Of Engagement! #EssentialRead

Today, the use of social media is absolutely essential in the music industry. If used efficiently, social media can help musicians reach out to the masses in a matter of seconds and have an effect on those whom they manage to connect with. We came across this 5 rules of engagement on Make It In Music.com (a very good resource for musicians) and decided to share this social media rules with you all. Grab a pen and some paper, and take some notes!

Rule 1 : Always Be Approachable

Back in the day, the ‘Pop Star’ had an unreachable elusive quality, and the fact that you couldn’t get to them made you want to be with them more, from the Beatles in the Sixties right up to the Nineties, fans craved their idols, soaking up every bit of info they could get slowly leaking out from the limited channels around at the time.

But times change and in the age of information we can find everything we want to know about an artist in a good few hours, leaving the rest of the time for the ‘fan’ to discover something new and move on.

So you need to give more of yourself to maintain your relationship with the fan. They need to know a little bit more about what makes you tick, you need to let them into your lives a lot more than previous generations of artists.

This can be a good thing. You can easily control and create content to use in your social media. You don’t need to expose every detail in your life, but there are definitely times and moments that can make you seem more human and approachable.

Use Facebook, Twitter and other sites to reflect your tastes. Display and share your favorite music, movies, TV Shows, clothes, food, anything you’re interested in outside of playing an instrument. If any one responds with a comment make sure to comment back. You’re not just commenting back to a single fan, but to everyone who follows your page.

Make sure you put up images and videos from behind the scenes. Seeing and hearing you as normal people will help your fans feel they know you a little better, whither its back stage, in the hotel, or on the plane.

Rule 2 : Start Conversations

Talk with your fans, not at them.

Ask them questions. They can be relevant to you and your music, or just discuss opinions on other music, world events and current affairs. Spend a small amount of time each day making sure you do this, as a quickish response makes your fans feel that you’re there, and that they’re part of your life.

Get your fans involved with your decision making processes – this can be done easily in Facebook with the question system they have available.

You can ask your fans which of your albums is their favourite. What tunes do they want you to perform live, for example. Another idea you could ask is whether there is a particular song that they think you should cover. The possibilities of engagement on this level are endless.

Rule 3 : Give Away Your Music & Other Rewards

Everybody loves something for nothing.

Unfortunately music has become increasingly devalued over the past decade, with the latest generation of music fans rarely feeling that they have to buy music at all. Nonetheless, giving away your music is great way to get your fans’ personal email address.

Once you have their email you have a direct link to your fan forever, not just through the latest trend in social media. I must admit I don’t see Facebook going the same way as MySpace did in losing popularity but it could happen, and it’s always better to own your fan list, rather than to leave it under the control of whichever social media platform you happen to be currently using.

We've seen specific enormously positive results in sales of music as a result of an artist giving away nearly half their current release. And this is consistent sales, not just peaks around release dates.

Create competitions. These work brilliantly and are another cool way of collecting those important emails from your fans. Competition ideas can range from free music, to tickets, VIP passes, personal meetings. There are many things you can offer your fans. Be as creative as you dare.

After shows are a cool idea. Offer a select few the chance to stay back after the gig, for an exclusive extra 30-40 minute performance. Creating a more intimate relationship with those special few. Give away stickers or even posters at the gigs. Yes, you can make a bit of money here, but a small gift can go along way!

Rule 4 : Make Your Fans Part Of The Process

Nothing helps sell an item more than word of mouth, the trusted belief of one consumer passed on to another.

Well, this is exactly how social media works. You need to make your fans part of the process. And nine times out of ten, they are more than happy to do it. If you don’t ask you don’t get, so if you have something you need to get out to the public ask for that share and ask for that retweet.

There’s no point in being cool, and thinking that people will get on and share it. I’ve seen it for myself – the percentage difference between not asking and asking is huge. Your fans should care about you, and they’re more than happy to help, but it will get passed over if you don’t create a direct call to action, and get your fans sharing and retweeting.

Rule 5 : Don’t Be Negative

Everyone likes a moan, but these days nothing goes unnoticed online.

And the last thing anyone needs is a whole pile of bad stuff coming back at you for something you may have said or had an opinion on in an off moment. So, it’s good practice to keep your public persona positive. To become a negative critic of someone or something can be detrimental, and you may have something in your past that you’ve forgotten about coming back to haunt you too. There’s a whole lot of Internet out there!

All creative types put a lot of time and love into their projects, but public dissing can get out of control, and in this viral age a small innocent comment about something can cause a lot of damage, so try and be respectful at all times. Fans can get turned off by this.

That said, it can equally be that taking a stand on an issue is true to you and your online persona – only you will know what’s right. What I’m saying is don’t use your online profiles carelessly to throw your weight around. If you choose to do so, be sure you know what you’re doing and where it can lead.

Armed with these 5 rules, you ought to be able to get the most out of your online promotion of your music. More than anything just be consistent, active and interetsing. That’s what makes you engaging!

Related links:
Make It In Music.com

PARADISE LOST: FREE 'Lost In Time' Greatest Hits Digital Sampler Available Now!

After gracing the June cover of Decibel Magazine and recently releasing their 13th studio album, 'Tragic Idol/, to critical acclaim, Gothic/Doom Metallers PARADISE LOST will be coming back to the United States this fall with the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" - PARADISE LOST's first North American run in five years! (Tour dates below)

In addition to NEW release 'Tragic Idol' (out now on Century Media Records), six classic PARADISE LOST albums will be re-issued by The End Records on August 28. 'Tragic Idol' was released April 24 and debuted with the strongest first-week sales in the band's illustrious history en route to charting in more than a dozen countries worldwide. The re-issues serve to further document the band's integral role as Metal trailblazers.

To celebrate the occasion, PARADISE LOST has released a free digital sampler (**limited to 4,400 downloads**). Entitled 'Lost In Time', this "greatest hits" sampler features artwork by Anthony Clarkson [DTP, IN THIS MOMENT, FEAR FACTORY] and is comprised of 1 track from each of PARADISE LOST's 13 albums. To download your copy of 'Lost In Time' CLICK HERE! (Coutesy of MetalSucks)

'Lost In Time' track-listing:

1) "Our Saviour" [Lost Paradise, 1990]
2) "Eternal" [Gothic, 1991]
3) "As I Die" [Shades Of God, 1992]
4) "True Belief" [Icon, 1993]
5) "Hallowed Land" [Draconian Times, 1995]
6) "Say Just Words" [One Second, 1997]
7) "Nothing Sacred" [Host, 1999]
8) "Mouth" [Believe In Nothing, 2001]
9) "Erased" [Symbol Of Life, 2002]
10) "Forever After" [Paradise Lost, 2005]
11) "The Enemy" [In Requiem, 2007]
12) "Faith Divides Us" [Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us, 2009]
13) "Honesty In Death" [Tragic Idol, 2012]

Dates for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" are below, so check to see when PARADISE LOST will be coming to a city near you! Tickets are on-sale to the general public starting today (June 7th); click here for additional purchase information.

- Sept. 4: Seattle, WA at Studio 7
- Sept. 5: Vancouver, BC at Commodore
- Sept. 7: San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
- Sept. 8: Los Angeles, CA at El Rey Theater
- Sept. 9: Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theater
- Sept. 11: Houston, TX at Warehouse Live Studio
- Sept. 12: Dallas, TX at Trees
- Sept. 13: Lawrence, KS at Granada
- Sept. 14: Denver, CO at Summit
- Sept. 16: Minneapolis, MN at Station 4
- Sept. 17: Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
- Sept. 18: Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls
- Sept. 19: Toronto, ON at Opera House
- Sept. 20: Montreal, QC at Cafe Campus
- Sept. 21: Worcester, MA at Palladium
- Sept. 22: Philadelphia, PA at TLA
- Sept. 23: New York, NY at Irving Plaza
- Sept. 24: Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live

Related links:

MAYHEM FEST Is Giving Away Some SLIPKNOT & SLAYER Collector's Edition Items + FREE Music - Click For Details!

The 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is offering more chances for fans to win special contests and take part in free giveaways this year!

2012 festival performer Clown of headlining band SLIPKNOT is known worldwide for intimidating crowds by using his baseball bat to bludgeon kegs on stage as part of the band’s performances. Now, fans can take home part of the band’s signature stage spectacle in conjunction with a NEW ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL contest; fans will enter to win a SLIPKNOT fan’s prize of a lifetime—an exclusive autographed, Clown-beaten keg to call their own! Contest details will vary in each market, so interested fans should check their local listings and radio station announcements for more contest details.

Another amazing contest has just been announced, giving fans the chance to win a guitar or bass straight from the hands of SLAYER! Very simple—again, fans should simply check their local listings and radio station announcements in conjunction with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL for more contest details.

Additionally, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is offering a great giveaway deal right now, presenting fans with FREE music! Fans can get NINE free songs from iTunes featuring bands playing the festival this summer, including SLIPKNOT, ANTHRAX, MOTORHEAD, AS I LAY DYING, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE, UPON A BURNING BODY, and I, THE BREATHER! To learn more about the giveaway, head to this location: http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/itunes-download


6/30 – San Bernardino, CA
7/1 – San Francisco, CA
7/3 – Seattle, WA
7/6 – Phoenix, AZ
7/7 – Albuquerque, NM
7/8 – Denver, CO
7/10 – Dallas, TX
7/11 – Houston, TX
7/13 – Tampa, FL
7/14 – Atlanta, GA
7/15 – Indianapolis, IN
7/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Detroit, MI
7/24 – Cincinnati, OH
7/25 – Cleveland, OH
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/29 – Washington, DC
7/31 – Saratoga, NY
8/1 – Buffalo, NY
8/3 – Boston, MA
8/4 – Scranton, PA
8/5 – Hartford, CT

Related links:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

HANK3 To Perform At "One Big Wag", Benefit Show For Animals In Need!

Before heading out on another portion of his vast U.S. tour, Hank3 will perform at a special benefit show. “One Big Wag” is being put on to support Franklin, TN’s Happy Tales Humane and all of its four-legged residents. The benefit will take place on Friday, August 3rd at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. The event is 18+ and proper photo I.D. is required for entry. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased now at this location.

“At a no-kill shelter like Happy Tales Humane, it isn’t the most low-cost or easy way to deal with homeless pet over-population. This is my fourth year performing for them and it’s just a different way to try and give back,” states Hank3. “This shelter helps people in bad situations by taking in their pets instead of forcing them to have them put down. Animals are therapeutic to a lot of people and it’s important to learn about ways to rescue them. There are millions of dogs out there that already need a home, so they don’t need to be bought from a puppy mill or purebred breeder.”
For more information on the benefit show, please visit these locations:

Related links:
Hank3's Official Site

Philip Anselmo Rips The NFL A New A**hole Over Peter King, Media Over Handling Of N.O. Saints & Bountygate!

Former Pantera and current Down vocalist Phil Anselmo ripped the NFL, Roger Goodell, Peter King Sports Illustrated for their handling of bountygate and punishing his beloved New Orleans Saints with unsubstantiated evidence. Listen to what Anselmo had to say on the video below.

As previously reported, NOLA's supergroup DOWN is scheduled to release four EP's dubbed as 'Down IV' throughout the next four years. During a recent interview the bands riff meister Kirk Windstein announced that the first EP, which contains six songs, should be out this summer! This is what Anselmo had to say about this:

"That's the idea right now, but I think that after you work on a body of music, you need to reload, you need to refresh, you need to clear your head. Get that, digest it, get it out of your system, and then decide what direction you're going to go. It's a good idea and I think we should see it through. But there's no way we can rush it. Because I think if it is a series of four, each one should be unique, and that… We've shown flexibility — we have songs like 'Bury Me In Smoke' and then we have songs like 'Stone The Crow'… acoustic pieces and what-not… We have all that. So we've touched on many, I guess, dynamics, so… I would expect each EP to have its own life."

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'

Related links:

Win A Copy Of CALL OF DUTY: Modern Warfare 3 & The Game's Content Collection #2 (Courtesy Of Roadrunner Records)!

Who wants to win the prize pack picture above (or one similar)! Here is what you can win:

- A copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- The game's Content Collection #2
- Roadrunner Records music and merchandise

Email roadrunnerrecords@gmail.com with your favorite lyrics from any Roadrunner band, and they might just pick you to win it (or one similar!) GO!

Related links:
Call Of Duty
Roadrunner Records

LITA FORD Shows You The LP Version of 'Living Like a Runaway' & Announces More Tour Dates!

Metal Icon LITA FORD is gearing up for the release of her new album Living Like A Runaway, which will be unleashed June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.

Today a first look at the double LP edition of Living Like a Runaway has been unveiled. This exclusive double LP comes with colored vinyl including two bonus tracks as well as the CD version of the release.
Double LP Track Listing:


1. Branded
2. Hate
3. The Mask


1. Relentless
2. Devil In My Head
3. Asylum


1. Living Like A Runaway
2. Mother
3. A Song To Slit Your Wrists By


1. Love 2 Hate You


2. Bad Neighborhood
3. The Bitch Is Back

Coinciding with the album's release, LITA is hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the "Rock of Ages Tour". In addition to the dates with Def Leppard and Poison, LITA has confirmed additional headlining shows during the run. These dates are scheduled for June 21st in Tempe, AZ, June 28th in Lexington, KY and July 12th in Jim Thorpe, PA. A complete listing of all dates can be found below.

LITA FORD has teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: "We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as 'Devil In My Head,' 'Hate,' and 'The Asylum' which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before. 

Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of the song "Mother" HERE.

Check out a stream of the new song "Branded" HERE.

Living Like A Runaway is available for pre-order on AMAZON.

Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne "Close Your Eyes Forever" "What Do You Know About Love", "Shot Of Poison", "Larger Than Life" and "Kiss Me Deadly". With the release of Living Like A Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.

LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:

6/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
6/21: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
6/22: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheater
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/28: Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards + Backroom*
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
6/30: Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Time Forum
7/2: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/6: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
7/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
7/11: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
7/12: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak*
7/13: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7/14: Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall
7/16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/17: Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
7/19: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena


LEG 2:

8/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
8/11: Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/12: Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
8/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/15: Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium
8/17: Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/18: Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/20: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/22: Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
8/24: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/25: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
8/28: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
8/29: Lampe, MO @ Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
8/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
9/1: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/3: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
9/4: Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
9/11: Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino Amphitheater
9/12: Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
9/14: Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion

Related links:
Official Site of Lita Ford
Steamhammer SPV

NILE's NEW Lyric Video For "The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased"!

NILE's brand NEW album 'At The Gate Of Sethu' is set to be released in Europe on June 29 and in the U.S. on July 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently premiered their lyric video for "The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased" and you should watch it right now!

You can pre-order the bands NEW album right HERE!

In case you missed this, Nuclear Blast Records are offering the headbangers of the world a FREE download of "The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased", a brand NEW song from NILE's upcoming album 'At The Gate Of Sethu'! The song is available for legal download at NuclearBlast.de (-email sign-up required).

The follow-up to 2009's 'Those Whom The Gods Detest' was once again produced and mixed by Neil Kernon, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE and DEICIDE, among many others. The CD artwork was handled by a true genius of darkened visuals, Seth Siro Anton (SOILWORK, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH).

Commented NILE mastermind Karl Sanders: "Seth Siro Anton has designed the cover. I have been a fan of SEPTICFLESH a long time, and as Seth expressed interest, I knew that he would deliver a great job. I would say his work is easily the best we've ever had. He has captured the darker side of the sound of NILE and reflected the music and ideas, the heart and soul of NILE are forming. Seth is a very talented man and understands exactly who we are."

'At The Gate Of Sethu' track listing (North American/European digipack):

01. Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
02. The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased
03. The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh
04. When My Wrath Is Done
05. Slaves Of Xul
06. The Gods Who Light Up The Sky At The Gate Of Sethu
07. Natural Liberation Of Fear Through The Ritual Deception Of Death
08. Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms
09. Tribunal Of The Dead
10. Supreme Humanism Of Megalomania
11. The Chaining Of The Iniquitous


12. Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame (instrumental)
13. The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh (instrumental)

'At The Gate Of Sethu' track listing (European jewel case):

01. Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
02. The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased
03. The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh
04. When My Wrath Is Done
05. Slaves Of Xul
06. The Gods Who Light Up The Sky At The Gate Of Sethu
07. Natural Liberation Of Fear Through The Ritual Deception Of Death
08. Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms
09. Tribunal Of The Dead
10. Supreme Humanism Of Megalomania
11. The Chaining Of The Iniquitous

During the bands recent tour stop in New York City with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENNANCE, we had the chance to sit down and chat with NILE's own Karl Sanders. During the conversation we discussed the bands legacy, their NEW album 'At The Gate Of Sethu', and why he chooses to play DEAN Guitars! Are you ready? Grab a cold one and listen up!

Related links:
NILE on YouTube
Nuclear Blast Records

Horns Up Rocks Presents: 3 Underground MeTal Shows In 3 Borough's On 1 Weekend With Over 15 Bands - Details Available!

Today more than ever before, it is essential for promoters, artists and fans to keep the pulse of Heavy Music (the underground scene) alive and kicking! Ever since the inception of Horns Up Rocks, we have been actively involved in strengthening the underground Heavy Music scene. While many understand the importance of supporting the local artists and venues, there are still too many who are forgetting how essential it is to keep underground music breathing!

In an unprecedented move in the tri-state area music scene, we are bringing you 3 underground MeTal shows in 3 borough's (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) on 1 weekend with over 15 bands! Here is what we have cooked to perfection for your ear buds to indulge in:

1) Friday, June 15th at Fontanas Bar in New York City:

The "Underground MeTal Friday's series" with:




2) Saturday, June 16th at Tattoo Shot Lounge (home of Coney Island Ink) in Coney Island, New York: 

Live music by:



3) Sunday, June 17th at Arena Sports Lounge in Queens, New York (In association with Rock Sur Producciones):

"The South American Hate Storm" with:



Spread the word and we hope to see YOU there! \m/