Escape The Fate Premieres New Music Video “Alive” From Upcoming New Album “Hate Me”

Escape The Fate premieres its new music video for “Alive”, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album “Hate Me”. The band will release “Hate Me” on October 30th.

Check out now “Alive” below.

Currently the band is touring with A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors & Myka and Relocate. Remaining dates are available below:

10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/22 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/23 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
10/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/26 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
10/29 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/30 New York, NY – Mariln Room @ Webster Hall
10/31 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/01 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Cafe
11/02 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
11/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
11/06 Houston, TX – Walters
11/07 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/08 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
11/09 San Antonio, TX – Korova
11/10 El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
11/11 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/12 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11/14 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
11/15 San Diego, CA – Soma

With support TBA:

01/28 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
01/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
01/30 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/31 Paris, FRA – Le Divan du Monde
02/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/03 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
02/04 Munich, GER – Strom
02/05 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
02/06 Pordenone, ITA – Deposito
02/08 Vienna, AUT – Szene
02/09 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
02/10 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
02/11 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/12 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/13 Koln, GER – Underground
02/14 Hasselt, BEL – Mod Box
02/16 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/18 Moscow, RUS – Red Club
02/19 St. Petersburg, RUS – Cosmonaut Club

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Moloken Streams Full New Album “All Is Left To See”

“All Is Left To See” – the third long player from Swedish progressive sludge bringers Moloken – is now streaming online in its entirety.

A monolithic wall of dread and despair shrouded in sulfuric atmospheres and an overwhelming sentiment of desolation, Moloken’s “All Is Left To See” centers itself around a lyrical concept called mörkrets kärna (Swedish for “darkness core”), and serves as a veritable soundtrack to falling into a pit of misery.

“All Is Left To See” is Moloken”s first studio offering in four years, recorded mostly live by Pelle Henriksson at Tonteknik Recording (Refused, Breach, Cult of Luna, Meshuggah, Entombed) and featuring the cover renderings of Costin Chioreanu (Bloodbath, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Ulver etc). The album will officially drop in Europe on October 23, with North America getting the album on November 13, 2015.

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Faith No More Releases “Sunny Side Up” Music Video

Faith No More will play a final 2015 show on October 25 at the Aftershock Festival. Leading up to that performance, today the band debuts the colorful video for “Sunny Side Up.”

The clip, which was directed by filmmaker Joe Lynch (The Movie Crypt podcast, and films Everly and Knights of Badassdom), arrives as the band wraps up a whirlwind year.

“Sol Invictus” (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), Faith No More’s first new album since 1997’s “Album of the Year,” arrived in May, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and landing at similar spots worldwide (including #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany and #6 in the UK).

The months surrounding release found the band headlining a number of festivals including Sonisphere, Download, Riot Fest, Bumbershoot and Rock in Rio. Returning to late night television for the first time since the mid ‘90s, Faith No More took the stage on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Rolling Stone called the album “as much a triumphant victory lap as it’s a comeback record, The New York times said the new album found the Bay Area band “reunited and reclaiming its spot” and the Los Angeles Times said “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with ‘Sol Invictus.’”

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Audiotopsy Announces North American Tour Dates

Audiotopsy – featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hell Yeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern – released the “Natural Causes” debut earlier this October via Napalm Records.

Today Audiotopsy has confirmed a first ever tour of North America: the guys will take to the road alongside All That Remains, Devour the Day ,and Sons of Texas. The tour starts November 17 in Lincoln, NE and runs through December 18 in Millvale, PA. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

“We are looking forward to Touring with our Friends in All That Remains! You don’t wanna miss these Shows! Come out and have a good time and get away from the daily grind! See you there,” says guitarist Greg Tribbet about the band’s virgin voyage across the country.

11/17: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
11/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/21: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
11/22: Tucson, AZ @ Club X’s
11/24: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/25: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
11/27: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/28: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/30: Ft. Collins @ The Aggie
12/1: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
12/4: St. Louis, MO @ Pops
12/5: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
12/6: Chicago, IL @ Concord
12/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/9: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
12/11: Portland, ME @ Asylum
12/12: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/14: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/16: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (18+)
12/17: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
12/18: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

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Witness Alternative Hard Rockers THE REAKTION at Next Weekend’s KNOTFEST

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CORRECTIONS HOUSE Know How To Carry A Whip

?Who made Hell? Hell made Who?? ? ?I Was Never Good At Meth,? CORRECTIONS HOUSE CORRECTIONS HOUSE will unleash their long-anticipated, sophomore full-length, Know How To Carry A Whip,this October via Neurot Recordings. Darker, denser, and more despairing than their 2013-issued Last City Zero predecessor, the nine-track, forty-five-minute audio apocalypse was captured by the band?s […]

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Butcher Babies Posts “Igniter” Music Video

The Butcher Babies are back with their new, full-length offering, “Take It Like a Man,” and the official video for “Igniter” also comes online today – check it out below.

New offering “Take It Like a Man” was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with producer Logan Mader. Butcher Babies will support the album by joining Amaranthe across North America for a new tour starting October 29, 2016.

Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: “We’ve all been in that different state of consciousness where rage over takes over your body and mind. ‘Igniter’ is about these emotions and about that last straw that breaks you. We were so lucky as to film this video during our live performance at The Download Festival, Metal Hammer Boat and The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. As it shows our intense live energy on the stage, it also shows our goofy off stage personalities.”

Carla Harvey further adds: “’Igniter’ is a song about the anger and frustration that we can let consume and even destroy us at times. When we first started butcher babies, I was in a much darker place and often let that rage overtake me, but after 6 years of having a healthy outlet for those feelings through our music, I’m a completely different person. I love that the video for igniter, shot while we toured the UK this summer, shows a juxtaposition of on stage rage and our off stage fun personalities. It speaks volumes to the release that music provides not only for the listener, but the creators.”

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Anthrax Announces “Spreading The Disease” 30th Anniversary Release

On November 20, three decades after its October 30, 1985 debut, Universal will release a special 30th anniversary edition of Anthrax’s classic “Spreading The Disease,” the band’s second studio album and the one that served as the then-budding thrash band’s breakthrough.

“We wanted to do something special for our fans to celebrate the anniversary of ‘Spreading the Disease,'” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We took the idea to Universal a couple of years ago and have been very hands-on with them, creating this special, deluxe edition that we think our fans will really like.”

In addition to the original album’s nine tracks, the two-disc anniversary edition features previously unreleased bonus material including Joey Belladonna’s 1984 demo recording of the song “Medusa,” nine rhythm tracks from Anthrax recordings also done in 1984 – no vocals, no overdubs or sweetening, just drums, some guitar, a bit of bass, showing the songs in their naked, most basic form – and eight live songs from Anthrax’s 1987, first-ever concert in Japan, held at Tokyo’s Sun Plaza.

“‘STD’ was our first real record on a major label,” said Benante. “We were on a roll with that album, and we wanted to perform those songs as close to the album versions as possible. I think the performances show the excitement of a young band that was on its way, so we wanted to have them on this reissue.”

Produced by Anthrax with Carl Canedy, the 44-minute Spreading the Disease marked the first Anthrax album to feature singer Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello (joining drummer Benante and guitarists Dan Spitz & Scott Ian), and set into motion the core elements that would become the essence of Anthrax. In addition, the album also introduced the Anthrax writing partnership of Benante and Ian (that eventually evolved into Benante, Ian and Bello).

The track listing for the 30th anniversary edition will be as follows:

Disc One
A.I.R.
Lone Justice
Madhouse
S.S.D./Stand or Fall
The Enemy
Aftershock
Armed and Dangerous
Medusa
Gung-Ho
Medusa (Joey Belladonna demo)

Disc Two
A.I.R. *
Metal Thrashing Mad *
The Enemy *
Madhouse *
Howling Furries *
Armed And Dangerous *
Gung-Ho *
Soldiers of Metal *
Lone Justice **
Gung-Ho **
Metal Thrashing Mad **
Raise Hell **
Stand Or Fall **
Aftershock **
Armed And Dangerous **
Madhouse **
The Enemy **

* Live at Sun Plaza (Tokyo) 1987
** Rhythm track tape, 1984

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Nyx Streams New Song “Going On”

German daughters of chaos, Nyx, are premiering a new track from their forthcoming debut album, “Home,” set to be released on October 30, 2015, via Agonia Records. Check out the extreme black meta track “Going On” below. The full “Home” track listing is as follows:

1. Beyond (streaming here)
2. Chaos Pt. 20 – Black Isle
3. Chaos Pt. 38 – Metastases
4. Prelude
5. S.ave O.ur S.ouls
6. Deep
7. Going On
8. Home
9. Swallowed Screaming

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Frank Watkins (Gorgoroth/Ex-Obituary) Dies At Only 47 After Long Battle With Cancer

Former Obituary bassist Frank Watkins (also known as Bøddel of Gorgoroth) passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was only 47-years-old.

Watkins joined Obituary in 1989, after the band’s debut album “Slowly We Rot”, and recorded with them “Cause Of Death” in 1990. Obituary broke up in 1997 and reteamed again in 2003. Watkins stayed with the group through the recording of 2009’s album “Darkest Day”. In 2010 Frank Watkins left Obituary on acrimonious terms and was replaced by Terry Butler.

Comments Obituary on its Facebook-site:

“Just got the very sad news that Frank passed away this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family….”

Just got the very sad news that Frank passed away this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family….

Posted by Obituary on Sunday, October 18, 2015

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