Fake Figures (Atreyu, Ex-Hotwire, Etc.) Premiere New Track “Hole In The Sky”

Fake Figures – featuring current and former members of Atreyu, Hotwire and Scars Of Tomorrow – debut their new song “Hole In The Sky“. The track will appear on the band’s as-yet untitled upcoming third EP.

Fake Figures will also be performing a trio of shows with Will Haven this week in California:

05/04 Fullerton, CA – Programme
05/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room

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Spite Debuts New Song “Despise” From Upcoming New Album

Spite debuts a new song entitled “Despise”, taken from the upcoming as-yet untitled new album, which will be out later this year via Stay Sick Recordings.

Check out now “Despise” below.

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Archspire Announces Headlining U.S. Tour Dates

Technical death metal force Archspire just announced a headlining U.S. tour. The tour begins on March 18th, and sees the band touring across the country before concluding on April 5th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Archspire recently finished recording a forthcoming new album at Flatline Audio in August with producer Dave Otero. The as-yet untitled new record will follow highly -egarded 2014 release
“The Lucid Collective.”

Working track titles for the new album include “Involuntary Doppelgänger,” “Relentless Mutation,” and “From Solitude to Infamy.” The new record will be released later this year.

Mar. 17 Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
Mar. 18 Bend, OR @ Third Street Pub
Mar. 19 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Sideroom
Mar. 20 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Mar. 21 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
Mar. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Mar. 23 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Mar. 24 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Mar. 25 Beaumont, TX @ The Gig
Mar. 26 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity
Mar. 27 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Mar. 28 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Mar. 29 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage @ Champ’s
Mar. 30 Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Mar. 31 Frederick, MD @ Café 611
Apr. 01 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
Apr. 02 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Joint
Apr. 03 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Apr. 04 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
Apr. 05 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Apr. 06 Boise, ID @ The Shredder

May 04 Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room
May 06 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
May 08 Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
May 11 Sherbrooke, QC @ Murdoch

w/Psycroptic:
May 13 Halifax, NS @ Gus
May 14 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
May 16 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
May 17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
May 18 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
May 19 Rouyn-N., QC @ Petit Théâtre
May 20 Toronto, ON @ The Coalition
May 22 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
May 23 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
May 24 Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 25 Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Festival

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Anciients Posts “Faith And Oath” Drum Footage

Footage of drummer Mike Hannay from Vancouver’s Anciients perfroming the track “Faith and Oath” has surfaced online and can be seen below.

The footage was taken during a show as part of CBC Radio’s “The Toque Sessions” – a series of Mid-winter concerts at the CBC studios in downtown Vancouver. All shows as part of the Toque Sessions are free, and showcase music from national talent in the genres of rock, blues, country, classical, electronic and more.

Anciients recently finished the tour cycle for debut album, “Heart of Oak,” and is deep in the process of writing material for a new album. The as-yet untitled album will be released in late 2015 by Season of Mist.

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Manifest Inks Deal With ViciSolum Productions

Norwegian thrash outfit Manifest has signed a worldwide record deal with ViciSolum Productions. Manifest hired Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho) as producer for the band’s as-yet untitled fourth album.

Recording is scheduled to take place at Das Boot Studio later this year, while the album is planned for release in early 2015. Manifest comments:

“We’re happy to announce that Manifest has signed a record deal with the Swedish label/management ViciSolum Productions (Diabolical, Exeloume, Souldrainer). ViciSolum is a hard working, dedicated and ambitious label with a lot of killer bands on their roster. We have been in touch with them since 2011, when they did some promotion work for us when Written In Blood was released. Thomas (label manager) is a great guy and a true professional, we’re excited to be working with him.”

Manifest’s latest album “Written In Blood” was released in Norway in 2010 and the rest of Europe in 2011, by the band’s own label Violent Media.

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Savage Messiah To Enter The Recording Studio

Savage Messiah has confirmed plans to enter the studio on July 1st to begin recording an as-yet untitled new studio album.

The band will be working on the follow-up to 2012’s “Plague of Conscience” with producer Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Behemoth) at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk. Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver comments:

“We’re beyond excited to be fast approaching the day when we’ll head off back into Grindstone Studios, to work once more with Scott Atkins on what we can promise will be the most metal Savage Messiah CD yet! We’ve approached the writing process in a totally old school manner; just four guys in a rehearsal space getting a vibe going, playing heavy metal! Which has really allowed us to express the chemistry within the band and build on the musical foundation we laid with ‘Plague of Conscience’.

“We’re pleased to be working with Scott Atkins for the third time, as he understands the band and has always delivered above and beyond for us and we’ve no doubt that he’ll get the best out of us once again. We’ll be releasing titles, track listings, artwork etc. in due course. In the meantime, look out for plenty of studio video updates which we’ll be posting over at our official YouTube channel. So stay tuned!”

See Savage Messiah live on tour at the following shows:

w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn
Jul. 16 – London, UK – The Garage
Jul. 17 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Jul. 18 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Jul. 19 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jul. 22 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2

w/ RSJ
Oct. 29 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Oct. 30 – York, UK – Fibbers
Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – The Temple
Nov. 01 – London, UK – Borderline

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Diamond Plate Begins Recording New Album

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have begun recording their new studio album, which is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

The as-yet untitled follow-up to Diamond Plate’s 2011 debut album “Generation Why?” is being recorded with producer Neil Kernon at Studio Chicago in the band’s hometown. Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

“We are beyond excited to announce that we are in the studio recording our second album! The legendary Neil Kernon is helping us capture the new songs and the new energy of the band in the traditional way that classic records were made. We decided to step away from the modern approach to albums by recording the band playing live in the same room together and keeping everything real. Everybody can expect this record to be faster and heavier than ever, but most of all they can expect the unexpected.”

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Valdur To Record New Album In November

Alpine black/death occultists Valdur recently completed composing their upcoming, as-yet untitled new full-length. Official recording sessions will commence on November 12th at Earhammer Studios. Additionally, Valdur recently unleashed a limited two-song EP entitled “The Hammer Pit” containing a rough version of two new songs. Taste the blood of track one, “Conjuring The Fire Plagues,” at the group’s official bandcamp page.

When asked to talk about the upcoming new material, the band said in a collective statement: “We wish not to elaborate too much and allow the music that we will be putting out in the near future to do the talking.”

Valdur is:

Samuel – Guitars/Vocals
William – Bass
Sxuperion – Drums

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Bonded By Blood Posts Pre-Studio Video Update

California’s Bonded By Blood has just entered the studio to begin recording an as-yet untitled new album, and has now posted the first video update of the sessions for the album.

The video was shot in the band’s rehearsal space prior to heading into the studio, and shows Bonded By Blood working on new material, introducing the two newest members of the group, and discussing the approach to the new album. Watch the video now below.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Exiled to Earth” is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulflyguitarist Logan Mader in Los Angeles, and will be the first album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez.

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Bonded By Blood Set To Record New Album This Weekend

California’s Bonded By Blood is due to enter the studio this weekend to begin recording an as-yet untitled new album.

The follow up to 2010’s “Exiled to Earth” is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader at Silver Sound and Mt. Olympus Studios in Los Angeles. It will be the band’s first album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez.

“We can’t wait for everybody to hear what the new album has in store. It’s definitely more diverse and we all had a blast writing it,” states guitarist Juan Juarez. “It’ll be the first record with Mauro and Jessie, who have been great additions to the line-up, and the four of us really connected well during the writing and rehearsing of this album. The playing on this album will be top-notch. We’re glad to be recording in Los Angeles, and excited to work with Logan. We can’t wait to get started and we hope everybody enjoys it as much as we do – watch for video updates from the studio! YEAH!”

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