Aversions Crown, Psycroptic, Within Destruction, Etc. European/UK Tour Announced

Aversions Crown, Psycroptic, Within Destruction, Hadal Maw and Hollow World will be out on an European/UK tour together in early 2019. The trek will hit the following cities:

02/01 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
02/02 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/03 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/04 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum 2
02/05 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/06 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/07 Plymouth, UK – The Junction
02/08 London, UK – The Dome
02/09 Savigny-le-Temple, FRA – L’Emprente
02/10 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/11 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
02/12 Florence, ITA – Cycle Club
02/13 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar (no Within Destruction)
02/14 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
02/15 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/16 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
02/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
02/18 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/19 Prague, CZE – Modra Vopice
02/20 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/22 Drachten, NET – Iduna
02/23 Liege, BEL – 6K Fest (Aversions Crown & Psycroptic only)

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Rivers of Nihil Announce Fall Tour Dates, Currently Recording New Album

– September 8th, 2017 –

This October, Rivers of Nihil will make the trek out to Texas Revolution Festival, to appear with Upon A Burning Body, Fire From The Gods, Impending Doom, King 810, Within The Ruins, Aversions Crown, Enterprise Earth, Currents, Prison, Darke Complex, Reign, and Bodysnatcher. Along the way, the group will play a string of headline shows leading to and from the fest. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
Oct. 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s
Oct. 26 – Nashville, TN – The End
Oct. 28 – Austin, TX – Texas Revolution Festival
Oct. 29 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
Oct. 30 – Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
Oct. 31 – Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s

Rivers of Nihil are currently recording their third album at Atrium Audio (where they also recorded 2015′s Monarchy) with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Due out early 2018, this record will continue the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil‘s debut, The Conscious Seed of Light, and was followed-up with the oppressive summer heat on Monarchy. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

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Within The Ruins Debuts New Video “Incomplete Harmony” From Latest Album “Halfway Human”

Following yesterday’s announcement of its North American headlining tour with Aversions Crown and Currents, Within The Ruins debuts a new video for “Incomplete Harmony”, taken from the band’s latest album “Halfway Human”, out in stores now via eOne.

Check out now “Incomplete Harmony” below.

Check out all dates of the upcoming tour with Aversions Crown and Currents below:

10/19 Hartfrod, CT – Webster Underground
10/20 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/21 Trenton, NJ – Championship
10/22 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse
10/23 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/25 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/27 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
10/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/29 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
10/30 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
11/01 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
11/02 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/03 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/05 West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
11/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
11/07 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
11/08 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
11/10 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/12 Spokane, WA – The Pinnacle
11/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social
11/18 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
11/19 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
11/20 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
11/22 Rochester, NY – Photo City
11/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
11/25 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Oceano Endures “The Great Tribulation” With New Song

The Windy City deathcore titans from Oceano just released a new single titled “The Great Tribulation.”

The song comes off the band’s upcoming full-length album “Revelation” that is due out on May 19th via new label home Sumerian Records. Pre-orders are online now and anyone pre-ordering the album through iTunes will have instant access to download “The Great Tribulation.”

Don’t forget to catch Oceano live headlining The Revelation Tour kicking off today in Valparaiso, IN at Big Shots and wrapping up on May 20th in Indianapolis, IN at the Emerson Theater. Joining Oceano will be labelmates Slaughter to Prevail along with Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac.

4.5 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
4.6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (Bar)
4.7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
4.8 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
4.9 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
4.12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4.13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
4.14 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
4.15 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
4.16 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
4.18 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4.19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
4.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
4.21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4.22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
4.23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
4.25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4.26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
4.27 – Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
4.28 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
4.29 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
4.30 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
5.2 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
5.3 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
5.4 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
5.5 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5.6 – Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
5.7 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
5.9 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
5.10 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
5.11 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
5.12 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
5.13 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
5.14 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
5.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
5.17 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
5.18 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
5.19 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5.20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

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Slaughter To Prevail Releasing New Album “Misery Sermon”

Heavy metal band Slaughter To Prevail is set to release new album “Misery Sermon” on May 5th through Sumerian Records. The album is currently available to fans for pre-order here and comes in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown.” While vinyl ships out in June, and fans will receive a digital download of the album on the street date via email.

Formed in 2014, Slaughter To Prevail hails from the United Kingdom and Russia and after only releasing two songs, the band embarked on a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting Ingested. The group then caught the attention of Sumerian Records, and after re-releasing the “Chapters of Misery” EP hit the road for the Summer Slaughter tour 2016.

Guitarist Jack Simmons comments on the new album: “I am really ecstatic to finally release Misery Sermon, after we put so much hard work into it we know that it has surpassed our previous work and defines the sound we were hoping to achieve with it.”

Be sure to catch Slaughter To Prevail live on “The Revelation” tour that kicks off April 5th in Valparaiso, IN and wraps up on May 20th in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Oceano and Slaughter To Prevail will also be Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac.

04.05 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
04.06 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
04.08 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
04.09 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
04.12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04.13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
04.14 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
04.15 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
04.16 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
04.18 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04.19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
04.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
04.21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04.22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
04.23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
04.25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04.26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
04.27 – Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
04.28 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
04.29 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
04.30 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
05.02 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
05.03 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
05.04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
05.05 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05.06 – Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
05.07 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
05.09 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
05.10 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
05.11 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
05.12 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
05.13 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
05.14 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
05.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
05.17 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
05.18 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
05.19 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
05.20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theate

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Hatebreed, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, Wintersun Added To Brutal Assault 2017 Line-Up

A bunch of new bands have been announced for the 22nd edition of Brutal Assault, which takes place this year in Fortress Josefov near Jaromer in the Czech Republic on August 9-12. Returning once more are heavy-weights Hatebreed, who last graced the fortress stages in 2012 and 2013. This is reportedly in response to festival-goers requests for more hardcore in the line-up.

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be including the festival in their series of farewell dates. It looks like the band’s appearance here won’t be affected by the bus crash that caused some European tour dates to be cancelled last month. Dillinger last played Brutal Assault in 2015.

Thrash veterans Overkill, touring in support of their recently released 18th studio album, “The Grinding Wheel”, have also been added. No stranger to the fortress stage, Overkill last appeared at the festival in 2013.

Helsinki’s Wintersun are newcomers to Brutal Assault, appearing for the first time. Can we assume they will be playing material from their long-awaited third album? There’s no official word as yet.

Also announced were Oathbreaker from Belgium, Australians Aversions
Crown and King Parrot, Power Trip from Texas, Norway’s Helheim and the return of New Jersey mathcore outfit The Number Twelve Looks Like You, returning from a six year hiatus.

These new additions join what is already a pretty hard-hitting roster of bands with Emperor, Opeth, Morbid Angel, Nile, Electric Wizard and Mayhem as highlights. Held over four days, the festival has three stages and will reportedly include 100 acts in the final reckoning.

More information and tickets are available at http://www.brutalassault.cz

The full line up now stands at:

AEON
Amorphis
Architects
Arkona
August Burns Red
Aversions Crown
Batushka
Birds In Row
BORN OF OSIRIS
Chelsea Grin
Clawfinger
Cough
Cryptopsy
Decapitated
Demolition Hammer
Der Weg einer Freiheit
Deserted Fear
Einherjer
Electric Wizard
Eluveitie
Emperor
Fallujah
Front Line Assembly
Gadget
God Is An Astronaut
Gorguts
Gruesome
Gutalax
Hatebreed
Havok
Helheim
Igorrr
Incantation
King Parrot
KMFDM
Life Of Agony
Macabre
Malignant Tumour
Mantar
Master’s Hammer
Mayhem
Metal Church
Morbid Angel
Mourning Beloveth
Nervosa
Nile
Oathbreaker
Oceans Ate Alaska
Opeth
Overkill
Possessed
Power Trip
Prong
Protector
Revocation
Rotten Sound
Rotting Christ
Sacred Reich
Samael
Sikth
Suffocation
Svart Crown
Swallow The Sun
Swans
Teethgrinder
Terror
The Amity Affliction
The Crown
The Devin Townsend Project
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Lurking fear
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Tiamat
Trivium
Tsjuder
Ulcerate
Vision Of Disorder
Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Wintersun
Wolfheart
Wrekmeister Harmonies
Zhrine

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Trojans Posts “Mark Of The Crown” Lyric Video

Two weeks ago, Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans dropped latest single “Mark of the Crown” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Aversions Crown’s vocalist Mark Poida, along with revealing details on upcoming EP, “The Blissful Hollow.”

Today the Trojans crew releases a lyric video for the track and announces tour dates alongside Mirrors and As Paradise Falls.

Friday March 24th – Melbourne 18+ Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar
Saturday March 25th – Melbourne AA Wrangler Studios
Friday March 31st – Newcastle 18+ Hamilton Station Hotel
Saturday April 1st – Sydney 18+ Bald Faced Stag
Sunday April 2nd – Wollongong AA Mix N Mosh II – Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club
Saturday April 7th – Brisbane 18+ Crowbar

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Aversions Crown Posts “Erebus” Drum Playthrough

Brisbane alien meta crew Aversions Crown today releases a new drum playthrough video for the song “Erebus,” which can be seen below. The song comes off freshly released album “Xenocide,” which came out last Friday (check out our review here).

Want to hear even more from “Xenocide?” A previous drum playthrough clip for “The Soulless Acolyte” is available here and you can check out a music video for the “Prismatic Abyss” track at this location.

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