White Ward Debuts New Song “Stillborn Knowledge” From Upcoming Debut Album “Futility Report”

Ukrainian metal outfit White Ward debuts a new song entitled “Stillborn Knowledge”, taken from the upcoming debut album “Futility Report”, which will be released by Debemur Morti Productions on May 12th. The album was mixed and mastered by Alexey Nagornykh. The artwork was created by Olia Pishchanska.

Check out now “Stillborn Knowledge” below.

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Ice Nine Kills Premieres New Music Video “Nature Of The Beast”

Ice Nine Kills premieres a new music video for “Nature Of The Beast”, which takes its inspiration from George Orwell‘s novel “Animal Farm”. Comments frontman Spencer Charnas:

“This video marks the third and final chapter of the video trilogy that began in fall 2015 with ‘Communion Of The Cursed.’ We pick up right where the ‘Hell In The Hallways‘ video ended last spring, continuing to follow the character Kevin as he navigates through the sinister side of the literary classics that inspired our ‘Every Trick In The Book‘ album. This song, ‘The Nature Of The Beast,’ is a tribute to George Orwell‘s classic allegorical novel ‘Animal Farm‘. The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment.”

Check out now “Nature Of The Beast” below.

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He Is Legend Releases “Air Raid” Video

He Is Legend has dropped a video for “Air Raid,” which can be seen in the player below (or at Vevo here if it doesn’t load for you).

“We’ve kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now,” said singer Schuylar Croom. “Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be out best assets – all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track our new album called ‘Air Raid.'”

He continued, “This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldnt be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!”

He Is Legend will release Spinefarm debut “Few” on April 28th, 2017. The band is currently on tour, playing headline gigs, with these dates remaining:

3/30/17 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
3/31/17 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
4/01/17 – Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
4/02/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
4/04/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4/05/17 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
4/06/17 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

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He Is Legend Releases “Air Raid” Video

He Is Legend has dropped a video for “Air Raid,” which can be seen in the player below (or at Vevo here if it doesn’t load for you).

“We’ve kept the cathartic experience of a He Is Legend show a strictly personal experience for our fans for some time now,” said singer Schuylar Croom. “Never have we hit this hard before so we decided it was due time that we showcased our live show through a music video. This video finally captures what we believe to be out best assets – all of the darkness, sexuality, chaos, and grooviness of a Legend show is encompassed amidst the rhythm of the first track our new album called ‘Air Raid.'”

He continued, “This song really highlights our passion and aggression that peppers the entirety of this new record and we couldnt be more proud. Justin Reich came out to capture this unique experience with us in a way that makes you feel like you’re right there in the mix with us. We hope our fans love it and that it turns on some new folks. See ya on the dance floor!”

He Is Legend will release Spinefarm debut “Few” on April 28th, 2017. The band is currently on tour, playing headline gigs, with these dates remaining:

3/30/17 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
3/31/17 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
4/01/17 – Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
4/02/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
4/04/17 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4/05/17 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
4/06/17 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

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Wolvhammer To Record New Album After Tour With Shining

Wolvhammer has been confirmed to support Shining and Revenge on an upcoming North American tour that consumes the month of May. The band also announces the upcoming recording of a fourth full-length album, which will see release late this year.

From May 5th through 24th, Wolvhammer will lead the charge on tour with Sweden’s prolific black metal outfit Shining and Canada’s brutal black/death act Revenge on the “No More Safe Space” tour 2017.

The trek begins in Baltimore and crushes a counter-clockwise path through the continent, with shows in Trenton, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, and Forth Worth. Additional Wolvhammer tour dates are nearing announcement as well.

Days after the tour, Wolvhammer will travel to Florida to enter the studio on June 1st to record a new album with Jarret Pritchard (1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studio in Orlando. The album will see CD and digital release through Disorder Recordings and on vinyl through Vendetta Records early in the second half of the year. Additional details will be announced upon the album’s completion.

5/05/2017 Sparta Inn – Baltimore, MD
5/06/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
5/08/2017 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/09/2017 Garrison – Toronto, ON
5/10/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
5/11/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/12/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/15/2017 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
5/16/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
5/18/2017 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/19/2017 Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
5/20/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2017 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
5/24/2017 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

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Equilibrium Posts Asian Tour Video Diary

German epic metal band Equilibrium released current studio album “Armageddon” last year on August 12th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Once more, the band entered the European charts on high positions (#5 Germany, #11 Switzerland, #20 Austria).

Equilibrium and support act Suidakra subsequently went on a tour journey to Asia, and even though most of the band’s lyrics are in German, Equilbirum succeeded in enthusing hundreds of fans and to provide a remarkabe atmosphere in several cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei) and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka).

Check out a tour diary below showcasing some of the best moments from this trek. René (guitars) comments: “Our first tour in Asia was one of the most impressing experiences we’ve ever had with Equilibrium. This video is a small collection of footage we’ve made with our smartphones at the tour. We really hope to see Asia again soon!”

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Urizen Comments On Bassist Rustin’s Health Situation

Urizen just checked in with the following statement about being hiatus due to bassist Rustin Luther’s health issues:

“Hello friends! I want to apologize for the radio silence around here, I know we’ve been very quiet since the tour and PAX, so we figured it was time for a little update.

“To make a long story short, Rustin has been going through some pretty major health struggles in his fight against cancer. There’s no need to go into specific detail, but he’s been struggling pretty hard for the past few months, even during our time on the road. With everything that is going on, we’ve all taken a step back from the band to focus on doing what is best for Rustin.

“We will keep you guys updated with any developments, but for the time being, please send your positive thoughts, vibes, prayers, mojo, and whatnot in Rustin’s direction, because I know he would appreciate them!

“Thank you all for your continued love and support over the years. We cherish all of the memories we’ve created with you guys, and we’re looking forward to making many more in the times to come!”

Autonomy by URIZEN

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“Welcome To Wacken” Virtual Reality Documentary Announced

“Welcome To Wacken” is an interactive virtual reality documentary that takes you deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air – the biggest heavy metal festival on Earth.

Produced by Canada’s Banger Films (“Metal Evolution,” “Iron Maiden: Flight 666”) and Secret Location, this is the first fully 360° virtual reality music festival documentary: a story in five parts as told by different fans from around the world and climaxing with a live performance from Arch Enemy that puts viewers on stage with the band.

The world premiere will debut at Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival as part of the DocX programme (April 28 to May 1) in Toronto. It will be available on most major VR platforms following the festival.

“Ever since our first film ‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey,’ we’ve wanted to create something unique about Wacken,” said Sam Dunn, director and co-founder of Banger Films. “Metalheads around the world know that going to Wacken is a truly transformative experience. And we felt that the best way to capture this feeling was by filming in Virtual Reality. It’s the next best thing to actually having your feet in the mud at Wacken!”

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Famous Last Words Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Post-hardcore outfit Famous Last Words is thrilled to announce the band will be hitting the road on a co-headlining tour alongside Manafest, with additional support from It Lives It Breathes.

The tour kicks off April 26th in Kent, OH and will wrap May 13th in Memphis, TN. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at this location. Catch the show on any of these dates:

4/15 – Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Convention Center *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/17 – Peoria, IL – The Rail *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/18 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/19 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/20 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/21 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/22 – Marietta, GA – Swayzes *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/23 – Knoxville, TN – The Open Chord *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/24 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/25 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown *w/ The Funeral Portrait*
4/26 – Kent, OH – The Outpost *w/ Manafest*
4/27 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz *w/ Manafest*
4/28 – Chicago, IL – Penny Rd *w/ Manafest*
4/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater *w/ Manafest*

5/2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel *w/ Manafest*
5/3 – Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *w/ Manafest*
5/4 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House *w/ Manafest*
5/6 – Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star *w/ Manafest*
5/7 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *w/ Manafest*
5/8 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia *w/ Manafest*
5/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge *w/ Manafest*
5/10 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club *w/ Manafest*
5/12 – Newport, KY – Thompson House *w/ Manafest*
5/13 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone *w/ Manafest*

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Artwork For New Album “One Foot In The Grave” Issued By Tankard

2017 marks a jubilee year! 35 years of Tankard!

And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be neglected for the occasion. The band’s 17th studio album will be entitled “One Foot In The Grave” and will be released on June 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band is proud to reveal the cover artwork for the anniversary album. With this, the iconic band mascot the Tankard-Alien celebrates his return after about 13 years of absence. The alien was born in 1989 along with the “Alien” EP and has since graced five album covers. The Tankard fan club – the “Maniac Aliens” – is also named after it.

The artwork was brought to life by Patrick Strogulski, who is a student of Sebastian Krüger, the former Tankard cover artist. He also created the cover artwork for previous Tankard albums “A Girl Called Cerveza” and “R.I.B.”

Vocalist Gerre commented: “Mister Strogulski has once again created a real masterpiece and surpassed himself. Our first plan was that I would be on the cover instead of the alien… but, lucky me, it ended up being the alien included instead…”

Check out the cover here:

Tankard will be premiering the debut single “Arena Of The True Lies” on German radio station Rock Antenne on April 8th. The debut single will be included in the ‘Tuff Stuff’ show (from 10pm gmt). You can find more information about tuning in at: Rock Antenne here).

“One Foot In The Grave” was recorded at Gernhard Studio (Troisdorf, Germany) together with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, Suidakra), in January 2017.

More info on the album is coming soon – stay tuned!

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