The Black Dahlia Murder: limited, exclusive ‘Nocturnal’ vinyl now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 22nd, 2017 –

Bass play-through for album track, “I Worship Only What You Bleed”, online now by ex-TBDM bassist Ryan Williams

On July 28th, Metal Blade Records will release The Black Dahlia Murder‘s classic album, Nocturnal, on vinyl, to commemorate the record’s 10th anniversary. Available in a black and blue split-colored vinyl (limited to 1000 copies!), Nocturnal can be pre-ordered now at: indiemerch.com


Nocturnal track-listing
1. Everything Went Black
2. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
3. Virally Yours
4. I Worship Only What You Bleed
5. Nocturnal
6. Deathmask Divine
7. Of Darkness Spawned
8. Climactic Degradation
9. To a Breathless Oblivion
10. Warborn

A bass play-through of the album track, “I Worship Only What You Bleed”, (by ex-The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan Williams!) is also online now at: youtube.com/watch?v=UjMJsPbygkQ

Currently finishing work on their upcoming 8th full-length, The Black Dahlia Murder will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of “The Summer Slaughter Tour” with Dying Fetus! Featuring Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs and Lorna Shore as support, this USA trek will also see The Black Dahlia Murder perform Nocturnal in its entirety – making this one show not to be missed! See below for all dates.

“The Summer Slaughter Tour” dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs, Lorna Shore

July 27 – Reverb – Reading, PA
July 28 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
July 29 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
July 30 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Aug. 2 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Aug. 3 – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 4 – Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA *
Aug. 5 – Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
Aug. 6 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Aug. 7 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Aug. 8 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
Aug. 9 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 10 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 11 – City National Grove of Anaheim- Anaheim, CA
Aug. 12 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 13 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Aug. 14 – Strummers – Fresno, CA *
Aug. 15 – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall – Berkeley, CA
Aug. 16 – Bossanova – Portland, OR *
Aug. 17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Aug. 18 – Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID *
Aug. 19 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Aug. 20 – Crown Upstairs – Wichita, KS **
Aug. 21 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 22 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Aug. 23 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 25 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI
Aug. 26 – Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
*=”Summer Slaughter” off-date w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Lorna Shore
**=”Summer Slaughter” off-date w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Lorna Shore

The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new untitled album in fall 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Guitars, bass, and drums were tracked with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan Williams (facebook.com/Augmented.Audio), while vocals were tracked with Joe Cincotta (fullforcestudio.com); Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Volbeat, etc.) is currently mixing and mastering the record at Hansen Studios in Demark. This upcoming full-length is the follow-up to 2015′s critically acclaimed Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of the year by Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, Metal Insider, among many others. To preview and purchase Abysmal, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm

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Goatwhore streams new single, “Mankind Will Have No Mercy”, online

– June 21st, 2017 –

New album, ‘Vengeful Ascension’, to see release this Friday + headlining tour with Anciients underway

“Mankind Will Have No Mercy” is the latest single from New Orleans metal legion Goatwhore. The punishing hymn comes by way of the band’s anticipated new full-length, Vengeful Ascension, set for worldwide release this Friday, June 23rd, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the audio menace of “Mankind Will Have No Mercy” at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The band’s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In a near-perfect 9.5/10 rating, Metal Assault writes, “With their consistent, exclusive, unbridled sound, they leave a lasting impression… they prove just honest, pure heavy metal can still be a thing. It’s bands like this that give hope and power to the metal scene. This album is inspiring and one to put on repeat.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy concurs, Goatwhore have eclipsed their previous work by creating an expansive and involving album that is as heavy as it is musically diverse and unusually catchy.” While Team Rock calls it, “…the most mature recording in the Goatwhore canon,” furthering, “Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Metal Wani hails another, “perfectly-sculpted Goatwhore masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band’s classic instrumentals.” New Noise Magazine gushes, “‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is Goatwhore‘s most diverse and interesting work to-date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry…The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion.” Metal Insider notes, “There’s no filler here. It’s fast, sometimes slow, painfully brutal yet also restrained where needed… Their live show proves to everyone that these guys are for real and there’s no dependency on pro-tools and gimmicks. They record ‘track to tape’ so any fakery is thrown out the window. It’s like the opposite of Instagram. It’s pure sweat equity with these guys year after year and it pays off.”

Goatwhore is currently ravaging stages through the USA and Canada on a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour commenced June 9th and will run through July 1st. The band’s latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. “The Blood Stained Earth Tour” will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Anciients:

June 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 10 – Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
June 11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 12 – The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
June 14 – Stork Club – Oakland, CA
June 15 – Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
June 16 – Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
June 20 – Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
June 21 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
June 22 – Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
June 23 – Riddell Center – Regina, SK
June 24 – Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
June 25 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 26 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
June 27 – Frankies – Bryan, OH
June 28 – Fubar – St. Louis, OH
June 29 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
June 30 – Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
July 1 – Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence

Sept. 1 – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Sept. 3 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sept. 4 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Sept. 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sept. 7 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Sept. 8 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
Sept. 9 – Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
Sept. 10 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 13 – The Pin – Spokane, WA
Sept. 14 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Sept. 15 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Sept. 16 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Sept. 18 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 19 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 20 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Sept. 21 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 22 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Sept. 23 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Sept. 24 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
Sept. 25 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Sept. 26 – Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
Sept. 28 – Churchill’s – Miami, FL
Sept. 29 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sept. 30 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
Oct. 1 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 2 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished – both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms with front-man Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
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Portrait reveals details for new album, ‘Burn the World’

– June 21st, 2017 –

Launches title track online

On August 25th, Swedish heavy metallers Portrait will release their new full-length, Burn the World, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the album’s title track, please visit: metalblade.com/portrait – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–pale violet red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–pastel rose marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–mahogany brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–multi-coloured splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–orange red marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on pale pink clear vinyl and digipak CD, plus a patch, slipmat, photo card (signed by all members), and Mother Sun 12″ featuring a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Mother Sun” as well as two exclusive demo versions on side B
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Portrait comments: “‘Burn the World‘ is our fiercest one to-date, holding all aspects of Portrait within it, yet in an even more dynamic, empowered and elevated form than its predecessors. Expect nothing else than sheer heavy metal rage dedicated to all forces that seek to end this world through their fires of adversity.”

Burn The World contains guest appearances by Set Teitan (Dissection) and Kevin Bower (Hell). Find out more about Burn The World in the interview online now at: Bardo Methodology

Burn The World track-listing:
1. Saturn Return (intro)
2. Burn The World
3. Likfassna
4. Flaming Blood
5. Mine To Reap
6. Martyrs
7. Further She Rode
8. The Sower’s Cross (CD bonus track)
9. To Die For
10. Pure Of Heart

Portrait line-up:
Per Lengstedt – vocals
Christian Lindell -guitars
Robin Holmberg – guitars
Fredrik Petersson – bass
Anders Persson – drums

Portrait online:
http://www.portraitmetal.com
https://www.facebook.com/portraitsweden

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Execration releases new single, “Eternal Recurrence”, online

– June 20th, 2017 –

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return To The Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today the band premieres a new album track, “Eternal Recurrence” – which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=fTpOOBc0U8A

Execration comments: “‘Eternal Recurrence’ is the first track off ‘Return To The Void‘ – it will grab hold of you and throw you into space, drag you back down to earth and take you on a journey through ancient caves and deep into the graveyard of your inner mind. The song was one of the first written for ‘Return To The Void‘, and it set the stage for the rest of the song-writing for the album.”

For another preview of Return To The Void, the title track can be heard at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return To The Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return To The Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
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https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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Evergreen Terrace ‘Wolfbiker’ now available for the first time ever on vinyl via Metal Blade Records

– June 20th, 2017 –

On July 14th, Metal Blade Records will release the Evergreen Terrace magnum opus Wolfbiker for the first time ever on vinyl! It has been exactly ten years since its initial release, and it’s just in time for their upcoming European summer tour!

Wolfbiker will be available in following versions:
–Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–Orange-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Golden marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

Pre-order your copies now from Metal Blade (USA), EMP (EU), or eBay (EU)!

Wolfbiker track-listing:
1. Bad Energy Troll
2. High Tide Or No Tide
3. Wolfbiker
4. Chaney Can’t Quite Riff Like Helmet’s Page Hamilton
5. Where There Is Fire We Will Carry Gasoline
6. Rip This!
7. Starter
8. To The First Baptist Church Of Jacksonville
9. Rolling Thunder Mental Illness
10. The Damned

Evergreen Terrace live:
July 21 – Dieburg, Germany – Traffic Jam Open Air
July 22 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
July 23 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
July 24 – Munchen, Germany – Free & Easy
July 25 – Wien, Austria – Arena
July 26 – Brno, Czech Republic – Meldoka
July 27 – Dresden, Germany – Scheune
July 28 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
July 29 – Bausendorf-Olkenbach, Germany – Riez Open Air
July 30 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu

Evergreen Terrace online:
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Tombs streams new album, ‘The Grand Annihilation’, via Noisey.Vice.com

– June 15th, 2017 –

Kicks off USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth tomorrow

Tomorrow (June 16th), Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. To hear the album in full, please visit Noisey.Vice.com now for the exclusive stream, before release date: noisey.vice.com

To pre-order The Grand Annihilation, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs – where the record is available in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

In support of the album’s release, Tombs will embark on a USA tour tomorrow with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 22 – New Orleans, LA – Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (Black Metal & Drag BBQ) *
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
*=Tombs headline show

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
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Byzantine launches lyric video for new single, “Trapjaw”

– June 14th, 2017 –

On July 28th, Byzantine will release their new album, The Cicada Tree, via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. 16 years underground, it’s finally time for the world to hear Byzantine! For a preview of The Cicada Tree, a lyric video for the new single “Trapjaw” has been launched online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro5Innvk0bo

To watch the video for the previous single, “New Ways to Bear Witness”, please visit: metalblade.com/byzantine – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black 2LP + etching (limited to 150 copies – USA exclusive)
–peach orange marbled 2LP + etching (limited to 350 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear pastel rose 2LP + etching (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

In conjunction with PledgeMusic, The Cicada Tree can also be pre-ordered at: pledgemusic.com – where you can reserve your copy of the album, signed material from the band, apparel, and more.

To state that The Cicada Tree is “classic Byzantine” in no way implies that this is an album solely rooted in the band’s past. Certainly, all of the hallmarks that have made their sound so compelling for close to two decades are present and correct: muscular yet lithe riffs and fluid leads play against gripping, dynamic and at times unpredictable rhythms, while rich melodies and lyrics that are both involved and intelligent wind their way through every track. But, once more, the groove metal unit has continued their steady evolution – the interplay between their members organic and natural, imbuing the record’s sixty-two-minute running time with a freshness and urgency. Founding member Chris “OJ” Ojeda states, “The first few albums, you’re trying to find your sound, and sometimes you tend to not see the forest for the trees. Now, on album number six, it seems a calmness took hold during the songwriting process, possibly from just having more confidence in our sound. At this point, our fans expect us to experiment and push our boundaries, which is an extremely liberating feeling.”

The Cicada Tree track-listing
1. New Ways to Bear Witness
2. Vile Maxim
3. Map of the Creator
4. Dead as Autumn Leaves
5. Trapjaw
6. The Subjugated
7. Incremental
8. The Cicada Tree
9. Verses of Violence
10. Moving in Stereo (The Cars cover)
11. Servitude (Fishbone cover)

Byzantine tour dates (headlining shows)
July 29 – Charleston, WV – The V Club
Aug. 4 – Akron, OH – Musica
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Aug. 19 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
Sept. 1 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
Sept. 2 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

Byzantine tour dates
w/ Sacred Reich

Sept. 14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s w/ Yidhra
Sept. 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Sept. 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 22 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Sept. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sept. 30 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar w/ Slim
Oct. 1 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box

Byzantine online:
http://www.byzantinemetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/ByzantineWV
http://www.youtube.com/ByzantineTV
http://www.instagram.com/officialbyzantine
http://twitter.com/byzantinewv

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Igorrr launches “The Making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ [part3]“

– June 13th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, Savage Sinusoid, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Savage Sinusoid, part 3 of the series can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/nLGLPWrfkI4

The previous episodes can be seen below:
–Part 1: https://youtu.be/Yq7_Kax-DwI
–Part 2: https://youtu.be/emJ1l8853pU

For another preview of Savage Sinusoid, the previously released singles, “ieuD” and Cheval” (featuring guest vocals by Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan!), can also be heard at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–pale skin clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
–cream/white splatter (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–golden yellow vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Bandcamp exclusive)
–tan-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Savage Sinusoid track-listing:
1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Problème d’émotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

To realize Savage Sinusoid as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval”, “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert”. “Viande” also sees Teloch (Mayhem) contribute some guitar/bass work, while “Houmous” features accordionists Pierre Mussi and Adam Stacey (the latter of whom is in Secret Chiefs 3 – a project by Mr. Bungle‘s Trey Spruance). While Savage Sinusoid draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains:“I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it’s gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre.”

Igorrr tour dates
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 4 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 6 – Paloma – Nimes, France
Oct. 7 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 8 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 9 – Iboat – Bordeaux, France
Oct. 10 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
Oct. 11 – La Carene – Brest, France
Oct. 13 – Rvlt Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Netherlands
Oct. 15 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
Oct. 16 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Oct. 17 – Aeronef – Lille, France
Oct. 19 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
Oct. 20 – Rock Your Brain Festival – Selestat, France
Oct. 21 – Make Some Noise Festival – Cannes, France
Oct. 22 – Magnolia – Milano, Italy
Oct. 23 – Cycle Club – Calenzano, Italy
Oct. 25 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 26 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27 – Nova Chmelnice – Praha, Czech Republic
Oct. 28 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 29 – Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Oct. 30 – Logo – Hamburg. Germany
Nov. 1 – Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Nov. 2 – TBA – Athens, Greece
Nov. 4 – GrindWaarpen Festival – Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 5 – The Craufurd Arms – Milton, UK
Nov. 7 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – 02 Academy Islington – London, UK
Nov. 9 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Nov. 13 – Rex – Toulouse, France
Nov. 14 – La Cooperative De mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Nov. 16 – CCO – Lyon, France
Nov. 17 – Wooz Club – Bulach, Switzerland
Nov. 18 – Ebullition – Bulle, Switzerland

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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Igorrr launches “The Making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ [part3]“

– June 13th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, Savage Sinusoid, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Savage Sinusoid, part 3 of the series can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/nLGLPWrfkI4

The previous episodes can be seen below:
–Part 1: https://youtu.be/Yq7_Kax-DwI
–Part 2: https://youtu.be/emJ1l8853pU

For another preview of Savage Sinusoid, the previously released singles, “ieuD” and Cheval” (featuring guest vocals by Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan!), can also be heard at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–pale skin clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
–cream/white splatter (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–golden yellow vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Bandcamp exclusive)
–tan-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Savage Sinusoid track-listing:
1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Problème d’émotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

To realize Savage Sinusoid as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval”, “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert”. “Viande” also sees Teloch (Mayhem) contribute some guitar/bass work, while “Houmous” features accordionists Pierre Mussi and Adam Stacey (the latter of whom is in Secret Chiefs 3 – a project by Mr. Bungle‘s Trey Spruance). While Savage Sinusoid draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains:“I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it’s gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre.”

Igorrr tour dates
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 4 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 6 – Paloma – Nimes, France
Oct. 7 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 8 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 9 – Iboat – Bordeaux, France
Oct. 10 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
Oct. 11 – La Carene – Brest, France
Oct. 13 – Rvlt Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Netherlands
Oct. 15 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
Oct. 16 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Oct. 17 – Aeronef – Lille, France
Oct. 19 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
Oct. 20 – Rock Your Brain Festival – Selestat, France
Oct. 21 – Make Some Noise Festival – Cannes, France
Oct. 22 – Magnolia – Milano, Italy
Oct. 23 – Cycle Club – Calenzano, Italy
Oct. 25 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 26 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27 – Nova Chmelnice – Praha, Czech Republic
Oct. 28 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 29 – Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Oct. 30 – Logo – Hamburg. Germany
Nov. 1 – Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Nov. 2 – TBA – Athens, Greece
Nov. 4 – GrindWaarpen Festival – Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 5 – The Craufurd Arms – Milton, UK
Nov. 7 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – 02 Academy Islington – London, UK
Nov. 9 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Nov. 13 – Rex – Toulouse, France
Nov. 14 – La Cooperative De mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Nov. 16 – CCO – Lyon, France
Nov. 17 – Wooz Club – Bulach, Switzerland
Nov. 18 – Ebullition – Bulle, Switzerland

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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The Black Dahlia Murder to co-headline “The Summer Slaughter Tour” with Dying Fetus

– June 12th, 2017 –

New album due out this fall

Currently finishing work on their upcoming 8th full-length, The Black Dahlia Murder will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of “The Summer Slaughter Tour” with Dying Fetus! Featuring Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs and Lorna Shore as support, this USA trek will also see The Black Dahlia Murder perform Nocturnal in its entirety, for the album’s 10-year anniversary – making this one show not to be missed! See below for all dates.

“The Summer Slaughter Tour” dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs, Lorna Shore

July 27 – Reverb – Reading, PA
July 28 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
July 29 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
July 30 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Aug. 2 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Aug. 3 – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 5 – Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
Aug. 6 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Aug. 7 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Aug. 9 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 10 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 11 – City National Grove of Anaheim- Anaheim, CA
Aug. 12 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 13 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Aug. 15 – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall – Berkeley, CA
Aug. 17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Aug. 19 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Aug. 21 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 22 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Aug. 23 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 25 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI
Aug. 26 – Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new untitled album in fall 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Guitars, bass, and drums were tracked with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan Williams (facebook.com/Augmented.Audio), while vocals were tracked with Joe Cincotta (http://fullforcestudio.com); Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Volbeat, etc.) is currently mixing and mastering the record at Hansen Studios in Demark. This upcoming full-length is the follow-up to 2015′s critically acclaimed Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of the year by Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, Metal Insider, among many others. To preview and purchase Abysmal, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm

The Black Dahlia Murder online:
http://www.tbdmofficial.com
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://twitter.com/bdmmetal
https://instagram.com/theblackdahliamurder_official

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