Music Video For New Single “Never Alone” Posted By Winds Of Plague

Los Angeles metal act Winds Of Plague has debuted an all new music video today for the brand new track “Never Alone.” Check it out in the player below.

The clip, directed by Orie McGinness, is the first bit of music we’re hearing from the band from the upcoming LP “Blood of My Enemy,” which is set to drop on October 28th via eOne. “Never Alone was actually one of the first songs written for this record and immediately became the balance point for the remaining songs that were to be written,” says vocalist Johnny Plague. “It’s not the heaviest song of the record and it isn’t the most melodic song of the record. I wanted this to be the first taste of the new album because I feel it best represents the new music showcasing both the dark symphonic arrangements and the vast range of vocal styles used on the record.”

“I have always used WOP music videos as an opportunity to create cinematic shorts. Never Alone is no different. We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studio’s to tell the story of a misunderstood woman who has harnessed her inner demons to her advantage. I design and produce haunted attractions for my career so it’s always fun when I can bring my two worlds together to create these videos.”

The all new effort will be the follow up to the widely celebrated “Resistance” LP released in 2013. Johnny continues, “Over a year ago I started making weekly trips up to a small apartment in North Hollywood on my days off to work on music for WOP with Noah Sebastian from Bad Omens. It was strange at first since past WOP records were worked on in larger recording studio’s or rehearsal spaces and now here I am sitting on the floor of this bedroom working on record number six.”

Johnny continues, “Although it was different and humbling it proved to be the unedited creative environment we needed for this record. We had no time limits, no ‘suits’ giving their input. It was just a few friends sitting in a room together, having a good time creating music. Something I haven’t been able to experience in a very long time. Sometimes to move forward you have to take a few steps back. I can confidently say this is the most satisfied I have been with a WOP record. I feel producer’s Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral backed chorus’s walking the fine line of brutal and melodic.”

Additionally, the band teamed up with artist Pär Olofsson to create the stunning cover art seen below. “‘Blood Of My Enemy’ takes us back to the iconic samurai theme. The imagery is inspired by a lyric from the title track ‘I will give my life on the battlefield, drowning in the blood of my enemy’ Which represents to me a ‘I will fight to the end’ state of mind. Pär Olofsson brilliantly portrays the aftermath of an epic war showing an almost celestial spark of life amongst the carnage.”

The track listing for the album is:

1. A New Day
2. Nameless Walker
3. Kings Of Carnage
4. Soul Eater
5. From Failure, Comes Clarity
6. Blood Of My Enemy
7. Snakeskin
8. Never Alone
9. 5150
10. Either Way You Lose
11. A Walk Among The Dead
12. Dark Waters

Check out “Never Alone” here:

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BLACK MARE: Death Magick Mother Out Now And Streaming Via Magic Bullet; Tour With Junius To Commence This Week

Death Magick Mother is the latest studio offering from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick […]

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BLACK MARE: Death Magick Mother Out Now And Streaming Via Magic Bullet; Tour With Junius To Commence This Week

Death Magick Mother is the latest studio offering from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick […]

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Arch Enemy Comments On “Will To Power” Chart Positions

Arch Enemy is breaking records with new release “Will To Power,” entering sales charts on top ranks all over the world. “Will To Power” premiered at these chart positions after releasing on September 8th:

#1 US Hard Music Charts
#10 US Rock Charts
#1 iTunes Metal Charts (International)
#3 German Album Charts
#3 UK Rock Charts
#2 Finnish Album Charts
#5 Swiss Album Charts
#5 Czech Album Charts
#11 Swedish Album Charts (last album #40)
#11 Dutch Album Charts (last album #38)
#19 French Album Charts (last album #42)
#26 Australian Album Charts (first chart entry ever)
#37 UK Album Charts (last album #85)

Michael Amott comments: “This is quite overwhelming to be honest… Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to all the fans that picked up ‘Will to Power’ during the first week of release! This has resulted in some of the best chart entries in Arch Enemy’s history! The ‘Will to Power’ tour has just begun and the reactions to the new songs are just phenomenal. This is just the beginning, we’re very much looking forward to going around the world a few times! We’ll see all you metal maniacs out there soon and thank you once again from Arch Enemy!”

Arch Enemy is currently on a headlining jaunt across Eastern Europe with special guests Jinjer and will next head out on a co-headlining North American tour with Trivium featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy from October through December.

The band will continue touring into the new year with a January trek across Europe with support from Wintersun, Tribulation, and Jinjer. Full dates can be found listed below.

9/20 Bucharest, RO – Quantic Club Open Air Stage #
9/21 Sofia, BG – Universiada Hall #
9/22 Athens, GR – Piraeus 117 Academy #
9/23 Thessaloniki, DE – Principal Club Theater
10/27 Orlando, FL – House of Blues &
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade &
10/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore &
10/31 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage &
11/1 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater &
11/3 New York, NY – Playstation Theater &
11/4 Worcester, MA – The Palladium &
11/5 Montreal, QC – Metropolis &
11/7 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall &
11/8 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre &
11/10 Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock &
11/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman &
11/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall &
11/14 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater &
11/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave &
11/17 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall &
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex &
11/20 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre &
11/21 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall &
11/23 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater &
11/24 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo &
11/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater &
11/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades &
11/28 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom &
11/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
12/1 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater &
12/2 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater &
12/4 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live &
12/5 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall &
12/6 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live &
1/12 Munich, DE – Tonhalle ^
1/13 Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn ^
1/15 Zurich, CH – Komplex ^
1/17 Milan, IT – Alcatraz ^
1/18 Lyon, FR – Transbordeur ^
1/22 Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini ^
1/23 Paris, FR – Bataclan ^
1/24 Antwerp, BE – Trix ^
1/26 Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle ^
1/27 Geiselwind, DE – Music Hall ^
1/29 Hamburg, DE – Grobe Freiheit ^
1/31 Malmo, SE – KB ^
2/2 Stockholm, SE – Arenan ^
2/3 Gothenburg, SE – Tradgarn ^
2/5 Berlin, DE – Huxleys ^
2/6 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof ^
2/7 Saarbrucken, DE – Garage ^
# with Jinjer
& with Trivium, While She Sleeps & Fit For An Autopsy
^ with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer

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New Album “A Game You Cannot Win” Announced By Heretic

Legendary Los Angeles power thrashers Heretic return with the first album in 5 years! Heretic has just completed recording the forthcoming release entitled “A Game You Can Not Win” with a release date of October 27th via Dissonance Productions. Pre-order the album at this location.

Heretic was born during the early 80’s Metal scene in Southern California and was one of the top acts in the L.A. area. This drew the attention of Metal Blade Records who went on to sign the act. The band was the first featured on the Metal Massacre 7 compilation. Later the group released the EP “Torture Knows No Boundary,” and the full length LP “Breaking Point.” After the release of “Breaking Point,” the band split up when then lead singer Mike Howe joined Metal Church.

Instead of continuing on guitarist Brian Korban, and bassist Dennis Ohara went on to form the band Reverend with former Metal Church singer David Wayne. Flash forward 20+ years, Heretic is back with the Classic Metal/Thrash sound. The band released “A Time Of Crisis” on Metal On Metal Records in 2012, the first release in over 2 decades. 5 years on….The Heretic Has Returned!

The track list for “A Game You Cannot Win” is:

1. Intro
2. This World Called Hell
3. A Game You Cannot Win
4. Demonized
5. Broken Hero
6. Never Added Up
7. Relentless
8. Before The Fall
9. Master At Her Game
10. Immaculate Deception
11. Annihilate
12. Everything’s About To Change
13. Outro

A teaser clip for the album is available here:

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U.S. Tour Embarked By This Will Destroy You

Texan instrumental rock collective This Will Destroy You will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona.

In November, This Will Destroy You will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue’s 30th anniversary. See all confirmed dates below:

West Coast w/Glassing:

9/19/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
9/20/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9/21/2017 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
9/22/2017 Pico-Union Project – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2017 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/25/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ

East Coast w/Sannhet:

11/12/2017 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Harrisburg, PA
11/13/2017 BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
11/14/2017 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2017 35 Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
11/16/2017 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
11/17/2017 The Outer Space/The Ballroom – Hamden, CT
11/18/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ

Last year, This Will Destroy You released a special 10th anniversary edition of the defining “Young Mountain” LP via Magic Bullet Records.

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Stick To Your Guns Releases “Married To The Noise” Video

Stick To Your Guns just dropped the video for “Married to the Noise,” an anthemic yet melodic, fist-pumping new track. The song lives on upcoming album “True View,” due out October 13th via Pure Noise.

Vocalist Jesse Barnett told Loudwire, “The older I get, the more I’m met with ‘Oh wow, you still do that?’ or ‘LOL, you still listen to that?’ Every time, my answer is, ‘Fuck yes.’ This scene was never a phase for me. Through every amazing and horrible thing that has happened in my life, this music has been by my side. I’m so grateful to this music, for the people it brought into my life, the places it has taken me, and for the ethics that have shaped me. This may have been a passing phase for some people, but for me there was no other choice.”

Stick to Your Guns will launch a coast-to-coast live assault, playing four shows on the East Coast and four shows on the West Coast. Three of the eight shows will also take place in Canada. Afterwords, STYG is confirmed for a winter 2018 tour with Architects (UK) and Counterparts.

EAST:
10/11 — Windsor, ON — The Back Stage
10/12 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
10/13 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
10/14 — Amityville, NY — Revolution

WEST:
10/19 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
10/20 — Tijuana, BC — You Revolution
10/21— Mesa, AZ — Nile
10/22 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction

w/ARCHITECTS (UK) + COUNTERPARTS
02/14 — Millvale, PA at Mr Small’s Theatre
02/15 — Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage
02/16 — Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of Living Arts
02/17 — New York, NY at Playstation Theater
02/18 — Worcester, MA at The Palladium
02/20 — Cleveland, OH at Agora Theatre
02/21 — Detroit, MI at St Andrew’s Hall
02/22 — Chicago, IL at House of Blues
02/23 — Milwaukee, WI at The Rave II
02/24 — Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
02/27 — Edmonton, AB at Union Hall
02/28 — Calgary, AB at The Palace Theatre
03/01 — Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre
03/02 — Seattle, WA at The Showbox
03/03 — Portland, OR at Wonder Ballroom
03/06 — San Francisco, CA at The Regency
03/07 — Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theatre
03/08 — Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
03/10 — Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music Hall
03/11 — Denver, Co at Summit Music Hall
03/13 — Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
03/14 — San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall
03/16 — Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade

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Superjoint Gearing Up For U.S. Headline Tour Dates

The third leg of Superjoint’s U.S. live invasion will begin on September 22nd in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band will pillage through over two-dozen venues across the country including a stop at this year’s edition of Rock ‘N’ Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts, the trek coming to a close on October 20th in Orlando, Florida.

Superjoint will be joined by DevilDriver with additional support provided by Housecore labelmates Child Bite and King Parrot as well as Cane Hill. Superjoint frontman Philip H. Anselmo comments:

“Do your pushups, take your vitamins, and start some light jogging now, because this is gonna be a hell-of-a-shitload of shows this fall. Olde School rules only. Leave your fashion statement at home or at the door. Individuals unite for one night only at a place near you, and then disperse like wildfire to dry pages. Bring it on, sisters and brothers. Always championing the underdogs of this world and The Underground since 1988! Yours truly, PHA.”

w/ King Parrot, Child Bite:
9/22/2017 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

w/ DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite:
9/23/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/24/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/25/2017 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM
10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock
10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL

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Superjoint Gearing Up For U.S. Headline Tour Dates

The third leg of Superjoint’s U.S. live invasion will begin on September 22nd in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band will pillage through over two-dozen venues across the country including a stop at this year’s edition of Rock ‘N’ Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts, the trek coming to a close on October 20th in Orlando, Florida.

Superjoint will be joined by DevilDriver with additional support provided by Housecore labelmates Child Bite and King Parrot as well as Cane Hill. Superjoint frontman Philip H. Anselmo comments:

“Do your pushups, take your vitamins, and start some light jogging now, because this is gonna be a hell-of-a-shitload of shows this fall. Olde School rules only. Leave your fashion statement at home or at the door. Individuals unite for one night only at a place near you, and then disperse like wildfire to dry pages. Bring it on, sisters and brothers. Always championing the underdogs of this world and The Underground since 1988! Yours truly, PHA.”

w/ King Parrot, Child Bite:
9/22/2017 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

w/ DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite:
9/23/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/24/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/25/2017 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM
10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock
10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL

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Castle Announces “Stone Thrones” Tour Dates

Heavy doom/metal unit Castle — currently in the midst of the Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour.

The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd, winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below. Castle continues to tour in support of the molten “Welcome To The Graveyard” full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records

Endless Graveyard Tour [remaining dates]
9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD
9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI
9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN
9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
9/26/2017 FuBar – St. Louis, MO
9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD
9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour
11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

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