Pathology Add New Vocalist Obie Flett To Lineup

Pathology announce the addition of frontman Obie Flett (Inherit Disease, etc.) to their ranks. Flett previously performed with them back in 2010. He officially joins the band after some lineup instability earlier this year saw Pathology tap Allegaeon‘s vocalist Riley McShane – a recruitment that turned out to have not worked out as planned.

Pathology will be out on the road again later this week on ‘The Brutal Annihilation Tour‘ with Aenimus and Parasitic Ejaculation. Below’s where that trek will hit:

08/03 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
08/04 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
08/05 San Jose, CA – X Bar
08/06 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
08/07 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
08/08 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
08/09 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
08/10 Spokane, WA – The Pin
08/11 Pocatello, ID – Elks Lodge
08/12 Denver, CO – The Roxy
08/14 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/17 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

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Electric Funeral Fest III Final Lineup Revealed (June 29th-June 30th Denver, CO)

The final lineup of the event has been confirmed with the addition of Salt Lake City avant-doom duo Eagle Twin, Seattle punk icons Zeke, Floridian death doom cult Crud, Austin funeral doom trio Communion, Arizona behemoths Twingiant, Denver industrial post punk unit Echo Beds, and California heavy psyche rockers Roast! See the full lineup below.

Electric Funeral Fest III Lineup (alphabetically):

Alone
Amplified Heat
Aseethe
Augur
Bandits
Cloud Catcher
Communion
Crud
Duel
Eagle Twin
Echo Beds
Forming The Void
Green Druid
Grey Gallows
Keef Duster
Loom
Love Gang
Necropanther
R.I.P.
Roast
Smokey Mirror
Smolder & Burn
Space in Time
Speedwolf
Spirit Adrift
Still Valley
The Munsens
The Midnight Ghost Train
Twingiant
Urn
Vexing
Weedeater
Primitive Man
White Dog
Wizzerd
Zeke

Venues:
Hi Dive (21+), 3 Kings Tavern (21+), Mutiny Information Cafe (all ages) [event link]

Ticket Options:
$32 one-day pass
$60 two-day pass
Tickets are available here http://www.electricfuneralfestiii.eventbrite.com

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Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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New Album “Never Seen Again” Announced By Starblind

Swedish metal act Starblind returns with the third album “Never Seen Again.” The album drops on November 24th via Pure Steel Records.

The musical direction of “Never Seen Again” is close to Iron Maiden, but of course with the band’s own unique style influences. Since “Dying Son” in 2015, some points changed, especially with the addition of new vocalist Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud (ex-Rocka Rollas), who is able to sing with broad ranging power.

The track listing and album artwork are as follows:

1. The Everlasting Dream Of Flight
2. The Shadow Out Of Time
3. Pride And Glory
4. Eternally Bound
5. Tears Of A Soldier
6. Never Seen Again
7. Avarice (The Fourth Circle)
8. Demon Rider
9. Insanity And Genius
10. The Last Stand

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Divinity Recruits Second Guitarist Gord Olson

Divinity just announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to the band line-up. Olson is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Demisery.

Vocalist Sean Jenkins comments: “The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he’s nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn’t be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”

Divinity will embark on a dual album release tour with Vancouver, BC’s Expain. The tour will be in promotion of Divinity’s latest album “The Immortalist,” along with Expain’s forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves.”

September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room – info
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – info
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo

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Divinity Recruits Second Guitarist Gord Olson

Divinity just announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to the band line-up. Olson is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Demisery.

Vocalist Sean Jenkins comments: “The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he’s nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn’t be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”

Divinity will embark on a dual album release tour with Vancouver, BC’s Expain. The tour will be in promotion of Divinity’s latest album “The Immortalist,” along with Expain’s forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves.”

September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room – info
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – info
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo

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Rockshots Records Inks Deal With Noturnall, New Album “9” This Fall

Rockshots Records is excited to announce the addition of the Brazilian prog/power metal band Noturnall to the label’s roster!

Formed by very known and established musicians, the combo consists of Thiago Bianchi (Vocals), Fernando Quesada (Bass), Léo Mancini (Guitars) – all former members of Shaman – along with Juninho Carelli (Keyboards) and drummer Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra).

The band has come back with the third album “9,” which brings the roots back to the band’s members (Angra /Shaman), but with a heavier and more modern vocal and instrumental lines. “9” is a collection of the best moments from the members’ old bands, and what stood out from the previous albums of Noturnall. “9” will be officially released on October 27, 2017 via Rockshots Records.

Moreover, the album features guitarist Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob ,Sonic Stomp) who had a brief period as a band member, contributing to the song “Wake Up,” one of the highlights of this work.

The first single “Hearts As One” is already available in the player at the bottom. The track listing and album artwork can be found here:

1. Hey
2. Change
3. Wake Up!
4. Moving On
5. Mysterious
6. Hearts As One
7. What You Waiting For
8. Shadows
9. Pain

Check out “Hearts As One” here:

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All Pigs Must Die Releasing New Album “Hostage Animal”

All Pigs Must Die will release third LP, “Hostage Animal,” through Southern Lord on October 27th. Today bludgeoning new track “A Caustic Vision” also comes online and can be heard below.

“Hostage Animal” is a ten-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band is now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar alongside Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse).

1. Hostage Animal
2. A Caustic Vision
3. Meditation of Violence
4. Slave Morality
5. End Without End
6. Blood Wet Teeth
7. Moral Purge
8. Cruelty Incarnate
9. The Whip
10. Heathen Reign

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