High on Fire Wins Grammy Award For Best Metal Performance

HIGH ON FIRE was honored with a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 10) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. HIGH ON FIRE was nominated for “Electric Messiah”, the title track of its 2018 album.

When HIGH ON FIRE was first nominated, guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike said in a statement: “We are so honored to be appreciated by our peers. We love and live our art.” Drummer Des Kensel added: “It doesn’t matter whether we win or not. It’s just an honor to be recognized for our hard work and sacrifice after devoting our whole lives to music.” Bassist Jeff Matz concurred, saying: “This is pretty mind-blowing. We’re beyond thrilled about the nomination. We all put a lot of sweat and sleepless nights into writing and recording this album. It’s amazing that our efforts are being recognized in this way.”

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – “Condemned To The Gallows”
DEAFHEAVEN – “Honeycomb”
HIGH ON FIRE – “Electric Messiah”
TRIVIUM – “Betrayer”
UNDEROATH – “On My Teeth”

The majority of the awards in the 84 Grammy categories spread across 30 fields are being handed out in a non-televised event, the Premiere Ceremony, this afternoon. The televised portion of the Grammys will begin on CBS at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET.

Last year, the Recording Academy announced several changes to the awards process, most notably to the “General Field” categories — record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist — where the number of nominations was increased from five to eight. The Recording Academy also claims to have made greater efforts this year to diversify its voting body, reaching out to women and people of color specifically about becoming new members while requiring longtime members to re-qualify based on recent work.

The Grammys are voted on by approximately 13,000 Recording Academy members, who are comprised of artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. More than 21,000 recordings were submitted for Grammys consideration this year. For 2019 awards, music must have been released between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 in order to be eligible.

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Demonical / Grave Finnish Tour Dates Cancelled

Dreamtide Music just issued thsi announcement about Demonical’s upcoming tour alongside Grave being cancelled:

“We are very sorry to inform you that the ‘You’ll Never See Finland tour’ featuring Grave (swe), Demonical, (swe) and Author (fin) has been canceled!

“The reason for the cancellation is ‘work related matters within the Grave camp,’ info that was passed on to us today during the afternoon (August 17). We have not received any further – nor more detailed explanation but the fact remains, the tour will not happen! The canceled shows are:

01.09 FIN – Tampere – Klubi
02.09 FIN – Oulu – Hevimesta
03.09 FIN – Turku – TVO

“We at Dreamtide Music tried our best to find a replacing (headliner) band suitable for the package, audience and local promoters but found it impossible with such a short notice.

“We are very sorry for the whole situation and we would like to apologize to all fans, promoters and touring partners (Demonical and Author) for the inconvenience this might cause. For ticket refunds please contact the place of your purchase. Thank you for your understanding.”

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Archaic Decapitator Streaming “The Three Poisons”

New track “The Three Poisons” has come online this afternoon, serving as the debut single off of “Light of a Different Sun,” the upcoming EP by Connecticut progressive melodic death metal unit Archaic Decapitator. Pre-orders are available here and the new song can be heard below.

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Gadget Streaming New Track “Choice Of A Lost Generation”

This week, Relapse Records presents a full-on smear campaign for the ravenous new LP by Sweden’s Gadget, which will see five caustic tracks fired into the populace in five days as “The Great Destroyer” nears release in less than two weeks.

This intensified bombing run begins this afternoon with a stream of “Choice Of A Lost Generation” – listen in below. “The Great Destroyer” will see release on CD, LP and digital formats through Relapse Records on March 11th, 2016.

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Incendia Music Offering Free Digital Sampler

Incendia Music has released a free digital sampler spanning 16 bands that the management / PR company worked with throughout 2015 as a holiday treat to music lovers.

Give it a listen below, or grab your own copy over here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Agent- Death in the Afternoon 04:25
2. All Tomorrows- Eidien 04:24
3. Brutai- Relapse 05:20
4. Dzyen- Digital Senseless featuring Dan Tompkins 04:45
5. Earthside- Mob Mentality featuring Lajon Witherspoon 09:56
6. The Five Hundred- Come Closer 04:11
7. Forever Never- Never Giving Up 03:29
8. Liberty Lies- Vultures 03:24
9. Nucleust- Faith By The Sword 05:36
10. Open Shores- Day By Day 04:30
11. Perfect Crimes- Black Cloud 04:32
12. Silenmara- By Methods featuring Bjorn Strid 04:08
13. Statues- Oh Precious Commodity 03:42
14. Stoneghost- Faceless Ghost 04:42
15. Subversion- Novation 06:21
16. Voyager- Hyperventilating 04:41

Incendia Music Christmas Compilation ’15 by Incendia Music Management and PR

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Incendia Music Offering Free Digital Sampler

Incendia Music has released a free digital sampler spanning 16 bands that the management / PR company worked with throughout 2015 as a holiday treat to music lovers.

Give it a listen below, or grab your own copy over here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Agent- Death in the Afternoon 04:25
2. All Tomorrows- Eidien 04:24
3. Brutai- Relapse 05:20
4. Dzyen- Digital Senseless featuring Dan Tompkins 04:45
5. Earthside- Mob Mentality featuring Lajon Witherspoon 09:56
6. The Five Hundred- Come Closer 04:11
7. Forever Never- Never Giving Up 03:29
8. Liberty Lies- Vultures 03:24
9. Nucleust- Faith By The Sword 05:36
10. Open Shores- Day By Day 04:30
11. Perfect Crimes- Black Cloud 04:32
12. Silenmara- By Methods featuring Bjorn Strid 04:08
13. Statues- Oh Precious Commodity 03:42
14. Stoneghost- Faceless Ghost 04:42
15. Subversion- Novation 06:21
16. Voyager- Hyperventilating 04:41

Incendia Music Christmas Compilation ’15 by Incendia Music Management and PR

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MARUTA Deploys “Hope Smasher” From Relapse Debut Via Lambgoat; First In-Studio Video Installment Released

Additional evidence of MARUTA’s auditory war crimes has been exposed, with new, preemptive audio and visual documentation on the unit’s Remain Dystopian LP spreading through media this afternoon. The first in a series of video reports from the clandestine recording sessions documenting the outfit’s torturous experimentation with ultra-brutal audio frequencies has been leaked via YouTube, […]

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MARUTA Deploys “Hope Smasher” From Relapse Debut Via Lambgoat; First In-Studio Video Installment Released

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Overhead Releases 3D Music Videos For "Berlin" And "Lost Inside 2"

Finnish rock/metal act Overhead has released two new 3D music videos for the tracks “Berlin” and “Lost Inside 2,” which both come off new album “Of Sun and Moon.” Check out the clips below. Footage for the clips comes from the album recordings and live video from around Europe during Overhead’s tour in 2010.

The “Of Sun and Moon” album also features 3D graphics and includes 3D glasses. The track listing is:

1. Lost Inside 2
2. Berlin
3. An Afternoon of Sun and Moon
4. Aftermath
5. Syriana
6. Grotte
7. Last Broadcast
8. Alive
9. Angels and Demons

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Overhead Streaming Entire New Album "Of Sun And Moon"

Finland’s Overhead is currently streaming the new album “Of Sun and Moon” in its entirety over at Progstreaming.com. The album was released on June 30th, 2012, and the band also recently posted a music video for “Berlin,” which is available here.

The “Of Sun and Moon” track listing is as follows:

1. Lost Inside 2
2. Berlin
3. An Afternoon of Sun and Moon
4. Aftermath
5. Syriana
6. Grotte
7. Last Broadcast
8. Alive
9. Angels and Demons

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Overhead Releases New "Berlin" Video Clip

Finnish act Overhead is set to release the new album “Of Sun and Moon” on June 30th, 2012. The band has now posted a new video clip online for a track off the album, titled “Berlin.” Check out the song in the player below. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Lost Inside 2
2. Berlin
3. An Afternoon of Sun and Moon
4. Aftermath
5. Syriana
6. Grotte
7. Last Broadcast
8. Alive
9. Angels and Demons

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