Ensiferum launches new video for “Way Of The Warrior”

– August 18th, 2017 –

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. Ensiferum has now launched a video clip for the 2nd single “Way Of The Warrior”, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=PcxBjFK12zg

Ensiferum comments: “Hi folks! So here it is, our brand new video of the song ‘Way Of The Warrior’. Like our music combines metal and folk elements so does this video. It was really great to be involved in the process more than we ever have been before and the result turned out to be fantastic! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording the song and shooting the video. So turn the volume up to eleven, move your furniture a bit so that you have room for moshing and press play!”

To hear the first single, “For Those About to Fight for Metal”, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Germany exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Nuclear Blast)
–golden yellow vinyl (Austria exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Napalm Records)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Levykauppa)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (China exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Yamin Records)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To view the vinyl master tape cutting, fans can watch a video by T. Ruotsalainen and A. Kippo at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEuGT1Nfd4

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

Two Paths track-listing
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present Two Paths live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Ensiferum online:
http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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Crimfall premieres video for new single “Until Falls The Rain”

– August 16th, 2017 –

On August 25th, Finnish cinemascope metallers Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Crimfall has now premiered the first video clip in support of the new album. Please visit youtube.com/watch?v=VcTmunax5OE to see the video for the new single “Until Falls the Rain”!

Crimfall comments: “Before we unleash the third storm that is ‘Amain‘, we present you our very first music video. ‘Until Falls The Rain’ is the crushing conclusion for the album, last simmering truths are laid low, throats bared against the unforgiving fall. It was a long day of drowning under homemade sprinklers, shooing away fire brigades and mopping away thousand lakes of water. In the end we are more than satisfied with the forlorn end result.”

The video was directed by Olli Hakkinen and shot by Max Smeds.

For more previews of Amain, both singles “The Last of Stands” and “Mother Of Unbelievers” can be heard at: metalblade.com/crimfall – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–limited Digipak CD with exclusive bonus tracks (acoustic and instrumental songs)
–180g black vinyl
–red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–skin colored marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–bluish gray marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Amain is Crimfall‘s most ambitious album yet, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, Amain contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven between jagged shadows. On this new release, Crimfall also continues to sing the stories of wars waged in vain, advocating freedom from religious dogmas and the bloody chains of tradition.

Amain track-listing:
1. Eschaton
2. The Last of Stands
3. Ten Winters Apart – pt1. Far From Any Fate
4. Ten Winters Apart – pt2. Song of Mourn
5. Ten Winters Apart – pt3. Sunder the Seventh Seal
6. Ten Winters Apart – pt4. Dawn Without a Sun
7. Mother of Unbelievers
8. It’s a Long Road
9. Wayward Verities
10. Until Falls the Rain

Crimfall live:
Oct. 13 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus w/ Ensiferum + Wolfheart

Crimfall line-up:
Mikko Hakkinen – Vocals
Helena Haaparanta – Vocals
Jakke Viitala – Guitars
Miska Sipilainen – Bass
Janne Jukarainen – Drums

Crimfall online:
http://www.crimfall.com/site/
https://www.facebook.com/crimfall
https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimfallOfficial

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Converge Announces “The Dusk In Us” Album Release

Five years since the band’s last release, Converge returns with “The Dusk In Us,” due out November 3rd. Check out advance track “Under Duress” below.

Deathwish Inc. describes the release as “a brutal but beautiful album that shows the band’s artistic evolution.”

The label goes on to say that: “The ninth full-length from the Boston-based crew — consisting of vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller — proves to be both dark and hopeful, abrasive and melodic, devastating and powerfully cathartic.”

1. A Single Tear
2. Eye of the Quarrel
3. Under Duress
4. Arkhipov Calm
5. I Can Tell You About Pain
6. The Dusk in Us
7. Wildlife
8. Murk & Marrow
9. Trigger
10. Broken by Light
11. Cannibals
12. Thousands of Miles Between Us
13. Reptilian

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Whitechapel ‘The Somatic Defilement’ now available on vinyl (for the first time ever!) via Metal Blade Records

– August 10th, 2017 –

European tour to kick-off today (Aug. 10)

On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s The Somatic Defilement for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
–black vinyl
–pale violet-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–cool gray-marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

Pre-order your copy now in the USA at: indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

The Somatic Defilement track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Necrotizing
2. The Somatic Defilement
3. Devirgination Studies
4. Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation
5. Fairy Fay
SIDE B
6. Ear to Ear
7. Alone in the Morgue
8. Festering Fiesta
9. Vicer Exciser
10. Articulo Mortis

Whitechapel will return to the UK/Europe today (Aug. 10) to tour in support of their latest album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for “Bring Me Home” – and to purchase the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

See below for all upcoming dates!

Whitechapel live:
Aug. 10 – London, UK – Underworld
Aug. 11 – Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 – Vagos, Portugal – Vagos Metal Festival
Aug. 15 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Aug. 16 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR – L’Usine
Aug. 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18 – Dessau, Germany – Destruction Festival
Aug. 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Elb Riot Festival
Aug. 20 – Nancy, France – Chez Paulette
Aug. 22 – Paris, France – Backstage by the Mill
Aug. 24 – Saabrucken, Germany – Garage
Aug. 25 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel
Aug. 26 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Whitechapel ‘The Somatic Defilement’ now available on vinyl (for the first time ever!) via Metal Blade Records

– August 10th, 2017 –

European tour to kick-off today (Aug. 10)

On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s The Somatic Defilement for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
–black vinyl
–pale violet-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–cool gray-marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

Pre-order your copy now in the USA at: indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

The Somatic Defilement track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Necrotizing
2. The Somatic Defilement
3. Devirgination Studies
4. Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation
5. Fairy Fay
SIDE B
6. Ear to Ear
7. Alone in the Morgue
8. Festering Fiesta
9. Vicer Exciser
10. Articulo Mortis

Whitechapel will return to the UK/Europe today (Aug. 10) to tour in support of their latest album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for “Bring Me Home” – and to purchase the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

See below for all upcoming dates!

Whitechapel live:
Aug. 10 – London, UK – Underworld
Aug. 11 – Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 – Vagos, Portugal – Vagos Metal Festival
Aug. 15 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Aug. 16 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR – L’Usine
Aug. 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18 – Dessau, Germany – Destruction Festival
Aug. 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Elb Riot Festival
Aug. 20 – Nancy, France – Chez Paulette
Aug. 22 – Paris, France – Backstage by the Mill
Aug. 24 – Saabrucken, Germany – Garage
Aug. 25 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel
Aug. 26 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Act of Defiance to release new full-length album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, on September 29th

– August 8th, 2017 –

Video for new single, “M.I.A.”, now online

With their 2015 debut, Birth And The Burial, metal band Act of Defiance – featuring Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled Old Scars, New Wounds, hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.

Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album’s intro track, “M.I.A.”, via metalblade.com/actofdefiance. The video was put together by Robert Graves (ashadowbeyond.com).

You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats:

–CD
–180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive)
–Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

On Old Scars, New Wounds, Act of Defiance has upped the ante. Each of the 11new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim.

Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor, which was written solely by Broderick and Drover prior to recruiting bassist Matt Bachand and vocalist Henry Derek. With a fully-seasoned, tour-hardened band in place, there was room for everyone to bring something to the table this time around, and their varying styles helped shape the record.

The title – plucked from the blistering track “Conspiracy Of The Gods” – stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record. “Another Killing Spree” looks at hardcore drug use, while “Lullaby Of Vengeance” is an angry song about singing angry lyrics, and “Overexposure” is an anthem dedicated to not selling out. There is also some very topical material, most notably on “Mis-Information Age” and “Broken Dialect”.

“‘Mis-Information Age’ is very applicable in today’s social climate, where we can no longer blindly trust the source of facts that determine our view,” Broderick explains. “It asserts that we should be skeptical, making sure we have the truth and not someone’s propaganda, while ‘Broken Dialect’ conveys the idea that people can no longer hold a conversation with each other where their views differ, instead turning to sources that only support the view they want to hold on to.”

With every track featuring a blistering solo from Broderick, fans of his shredding can rest assured that the guitarist has not held back – though that was not his initial intention. “I actually wanted to tone it down a bit technically in terms of my solos, but the opposite happened! This was because I inadvertently ended up creating a few new techniques to use in my trick bag and saw their potential, so I worked really hard on the execution so they could make the record.”

Old Scars, New Wounds track-listing:
1. M.I.A.
2. Molten Core
3. Overexposure
4. The Talisman
5. Lullaby of Vengeance
6. Circle of Ashes
7. Reborn
8. Conspiracy of the Gods
9. Another Killing Spree
10. Broken Dialect
11. Rise of Rebellion

Going into writing the record, the quartet had no grand plan, and spread across the continental US, the individual members worked separately, bouncing demos back and forth and building on each others’ ideas. Like many contemporary bands, through taking advantage of available technologies they made a record that is very much a collaborative effort, despite the distances lying between the members’ home bases. Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon) they tracked the record likewise, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick’s vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover’s drums were laid down at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark Studios.

Having proven themselves on the road in support of Birth And The Burial both as headliners and supporting the likes of Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and Hatebreed, the band are looking ahead to the expansive touring that will accompany Old Scars, New Wounds, and their hunger to get back in front of crowds has not abated in the slightest. Upcoming touring plans are set to be announced very soon.

Stay tuned for more news, tracks and videos coming from Act of Defiance, in anticipation of the release of Old Scars, New Wounds.

Act of Defiance line-up:
Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass

Act of Defiance online:
https://www.facebook.com/actofdefiancemusic
https://instagram.com/actofdefiance
https://twitter.com/actofdefiance1
https://twitter.com/chris_broderick
https://twitter.com/shawndrover
https://twitter.com/mattowsfall
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Crimfall launches new single, “Mother of Unbelievers”, online

– July 27th, 2017 –

On August 25th, Finnish cinemascope metallers Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the new single, “Mother of Unbelievers”, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=aI6HG8v8QAw

For another preview of Amain, the album track, “The Last of Stands”, can also be heard at: metalblade.com/crimfall – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–limited Digipak CD with exclusive bonus tracks (acoustic and instrumental songs)
–180g black vinyl
–red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–skin colored marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–bluish gray marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Amain is Crimfall‘s most ambitious album yet, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, Amain contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven between jagged shadows. On this new release, Crimfall also continues to sing the stories of wars waged in vain, advocating freedom from religious dogmas and the bloody chains of tradition.

Amain track-listing:
1. Eschaton
2. The Last of Stands
3. Ten Winters Apart – pt1. Far From Any Fate
4. Ten Winters Apart – pt2. Song of Mourn
5. Ten Winters Apart – pt3. Sunder the Seventh Seal
6. Ten Winters Apart – pt4. Dawn Without a Sun
7. Mother of Unbelievers
8. It’s a Long Road
9. Wayward Verities
10. Until Falls the Rain

Crimfall live:
Oct. 13 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus w/ Ensiferum + Wolfheart

Crimfall line-up:
Mikko Hakkinen – Vocals
Helena Haaparanta – Vocals
Jakke Viitala – Guitars
Miska Sipilainen – Bass
Janne Jukarainen – Drums

Crimfall online:
http://www.crimfall.com/site/
https://www.facebook.com/crimfall/
https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimfallOfficial

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Crimfall launches new single, “Mother of Unbelievers”, online

– July 27th, 2017 –

On August 25th, Finnish cinemascope metallers Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the new single, “Mother of Unbelievers”, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=aI6HG8v8QAw

For another preview of Amain, the album track, “The Last of Stands”, can also be heard at: metalblade.com/crimfall – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–limited Digipak CD with exclusive bonus tracks (acoustic and instrumental songs)
–180g black vinyl
–red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–skin colored marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–bluish gray marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Amain is Crimfall‘s most ambitious album yet, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, Amain contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven between jagged shadows. On this new release, Crimfall also continues to sing the stories of wars waged in vain, advocating freedom from religious dogmas and the bloody chains of tradition.

Amain track-listing:
1. Eschaton
2. The Last of Stands
3. Ten Winters Apart – pt1. Far From Any Fate
4. Ten Winters Apart – pt2. Song of Mourn
5. Ten Winters Apart – pt3. Sunder the Seventh Seal
6. Ten Winters Apart – pt4. Dawn Without a Sun
7. Mother of Unbelievers
8. It’s a Long Road
9. Wayward Verities
10. Until Falls the Rain

Crimfall live:
Oct. 13 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus w/ Ensiferum + Wolfheart

Crimfall line-up:
Mikko Hakkinen – Vocals
Helena Haaparanta – Vocals
Jakke Viitala – Guitars
Miska Sipilainen – Bass
Janne Jukarainen – Drums

Crimfall online:
http://www.crimfall.com/site/
https://www.facebook.com/crimfall/
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Bloodclot launches new single, “Slow Kill Genocide”, online

– July 13th, 2017 –

Set to kick off USA tour this Friday

This Friday (July 14th), Bloodclot – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – will release their new album, Up In Arms, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a new track today: “Slow Kill Genocide” – which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=y5Wp0sU0B6E

For another preview of Up In Arms, the title track and previous single “Kali” can be heard at: metalblade.com/bloodclot – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–black vinyl + album download card
–blue vinyl + album download card (limited to 300 copies)
–white/black splatter vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl + album download card (limited to 100 copies – CoreTex exclusive)
–red vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies – Green Hell exclusive)
–white vinyl + album download card (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To kick off the album’s release, Bloodclot will head out on the road for a USA tour this Friday, with Negative Approach joining them on the bill, plus Nails and Final Conflict at select shows. See below for all dates!


Bloodclot tour dates
w/ Negative Approach

July 14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 16 – Washington DC – DC9
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
July 22 – Boston, MA – Hardcore Stadium
July 23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
July 28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As front-man of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Up In Arms track-listing
1. Up in Arms
2. Fire
3. Manic
4. Kill the Beast
5. Prayer
6. Siva / Rudra
7. Soldiers of the New Babylon
8. Kali
9. Slow Kill Genocide
10. Slipping into Darkness
11. Life As One
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

Bloodclot line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) – Vocals
Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law) – Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!) – Drums

Bloodclot online:
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Bloodclot launches new single, “Slow Kill Genocide”, online

– July 13th, 2017 –

Set to kick off USA tour this Friday

This Friday (July 14th), Bloodclot – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – will release their new album, Up In Arms, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a new track today: “Slow Kill Genocide” – which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=y5Wp0sU0B6E

For another preview of Up In Arms, the title track and previous single “Kali” can be heard at: metalblade.com/bloodclot – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–black vinyl + album download card
–blue vinyl + album download card (limited to 300 copies)
–white/black splatter vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl + album download card (limited to 100 copies – CoreTex exclusive)
–red vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies – Green Hell exclusive)
–white vinyl + album download card (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To kick off the album’s release, Bloodclot will head out on the road for a USA tour this Friday, with Negative Approach joining them on the bill, plus Nails and Final Conflict at select shows. See below for all dates!


Bloodclot tour dates
w/ Negative Approach

July 14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 16 – Washington DC – DC9
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
July 22 – Boston, MA – Hardcore Stadium
July 23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
July 28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As front-man of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Up In Arms track-listing
1. Up in Arms
2. Fire
3. Manic
4. Kill the Beast
5. Prayer
6. Siva / Rudra
7. Soldiers of the New Babylon
8. Kali
9. Slow Kill Genocide
10. Slipping into Darkness
11. Life As One
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

Bloodclot line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) – Vocals
Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law) – Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!) – Drums

Bloodclot online:
https://www.facebook.com/bloodclotofficial
https://www.instagram.com/BloodclotOfficial

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