Bullet For My Valentine Premiere New Song “Piece Of Me”

Less than a week after sharing the official music video for their current single “Over It“, Bullet For My Valentine are back with another new track. Below you can hear “Piece Of Me” from their forthcoming neww effort “Gravity“, which is scheduled for a June 29th release.

The goup will be out in the United States next month on this spring U.S. tour with Trivium and Toothgrinder as support.

05/01 Knoxville, TN – The International
05/02 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/06 Silver Spring, MD – The FIllmore
05/08 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
05/10 Portland, ME – Aura
05/11 Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05/12 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/16 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
05/17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (no Trivium)
05/18 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

They also have this fall U.S. headlining tour booked:

09/13 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge
09/15 St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/18 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/21 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
09/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/24 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
09/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
09/27 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
09/30 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/02 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/03 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall
10/04 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/07 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/09 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
10/10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

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The Contortionist Tap Fill-In Drummer For Immediate Touring

The Contortionist drummer Joey Baca will be sitting out the band’s immediate touring plans due to personal matters. Johnny Concannon has been tapped in his place. States the group:

“Due to some personal matters that require his attention at home, Joey Baca will be sitting out on the upcoming tours. In is place, we’ve brought in one of his early percussion mentors, Johnny Concannon. We’ve been rehearsing with Johnny for the past couple of weeks and can’t wait for you to hear his take on the tracks. See you on the road! –The Contortionist“

The band’s immediate touring plans include this tour supporting Nothing More:

02/05 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
02/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/09 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
02/10 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
02/11 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
02/12 Racine, WI – Route 20
02/14 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
02/15 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
02/16 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Of Minneapolis
02/17 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock
02/19 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02/20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
02/22 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
02/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/24 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St.
03/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
03/02 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis North American & European Tours Announced

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis announces the dates for his solo world tour, supporting his upcoming new solo album, which is due out this year via Sumerian Records. The first track from it, “What It Is“, was recently premiered and can be streamed here.

04/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
04/09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
04/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/13 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
04/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
04/20 Tempe, AZ – Ufest
04/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
04/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/01 Kansas City, MO – Truman Theater
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/06 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/09 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/11 Portland, ME – Aura
05/12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/17 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
05/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/01 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/02 Nurnberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/08 Newbury, UK – Download Festival
06/10 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
06/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/13 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/16 Florence, ITA – Firenze Rocks
06/20 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

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P.O.D. Debuts New Track “Soundboy Killa” – Revised Tour Dates Announced

Grammy-nominated SoCal outfit P.O.D. has dropped a new track titled “Soundboy Killa”. You can hear the song below. Says frontman Sonny Sandoval of it:

“Rock ‘n roll has become entertainment that just says what the consumer wants to hear. There’s no more edge or rebellion that sets it apart from the norm. We choose to be us and write songs that we love playing rather than trying to keep up with trends or what’s hot on the scene. Lyrically, it’s a take off some of the old hip hop and reggae classics that I love. ‘Soundboy Killa‘ is classic P.O.D. guitar riff power, headbanging groove with the lyrical attitude and edge missing in today’s music.”

P.O.D. will be out on the “The Soundboy Killaz Tour” with Alien Ant Farm, Powerflo and Fire From The Gods this fall. Dates can be found below:

09/06 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Williamsburg, VA – DeVault Vineyards
09/09 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
09/10 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room
09/12 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
09/13 Savannah, GA – Stage On The Bay
09/14 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues (no Powerflo)
09/15 N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
09/16 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
09/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/19 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
09/20 Beaumont, TX – Jefferson Theatre
09/21 Monroe, LA – Live Oaks
09/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/23 Denver, CO – High Elevation Rock
09/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre

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MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues” From Magic Bullet-Bound Largo LP

MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues” From Magic Bullet-Bound Largo LP As MEATWOUND preps their infectious/infected second LP, Largo, for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming weeks, Decibel Magazine has championed the new album with a stream of its gnarled “Reproductive Blues.”  Of these “Reproductive Blues,” MEATWOUND Daniel Shook offers, “Fundamentalists and […]

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BLUES TRAVELER Embark on Headlining 2017 Spring Tour

BLUES TRAVELER Embark on Headlining 2017 Spring Tour 18-Date Run Kicks Off Tonight in Pocola, OK Includes New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Date Blues Traveler has announced dates for their 2017 Spring Tour, which kicks off tonight, April 7 at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, OK and wraps up with a performance at the New […]

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New Album “Overloaded” Announced By 42 Decibel, Video Clip For New Single Available

With the impressive debut album “Hard Rock ‘n’ Roll” (2013), the follow up “Rolling In Town” (2015), and fresh from the first European tour in 2016, 42 Decibel is making a comeback with the latest album, “Overloaded,” which will be released by Steamhammer/SPV on June 23rd. A video clip for the new single “Dangerous Mess” can be seen below.

42 Decibel has recorded ten new rock tracks inspired by the idea of pushing a piece of equipment to its limits. The band recorded and mixed with this in mind, so most of the equipment used in the recording was pushed to its limits; VU meters hitting the red zone, red lights flashing resulting in various types of distortion. Overloaded still carries the Blues Rock torch from the previous albums, but this time 42 Decibel cranked it up a notch to give a more explosive experience but with that same Hard Rock n Roll these boys are known for.

With “Overloaded,” 42 Decibel resolutely follow the course set out on in early 2010 with the first 7-track demo and went straight on to put into serial production with the debut “Hard Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The current line-up with Junior Figueroa, Nicko Cambiasso, Billy Bob and Matt Fraga, is bursting with energy and thirst for action, and – with the exception of the final mastering of the album, for which the band members once more enlisted the services of Justin Weis – took on the entire spectrum of tasks involved in a dynamic studio production themselves.

The track listing for “Overloaded” is:

1. Whiskey Joint 3:07
2. Dangerous Mess 3:22
3. Brawler 3:42
4. Roadkiller 3:46
5. Hot Shot 3:03
6. Half Face Dead 2:39
7. Lost Case 4:37
8. Cause Damage 4:09
9. Double Itch Blues 6:55
10. Cannon Fodder 4:44

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The Convalescence Signs With Unique Leader Records

Ohio death metal/deathcore unit The Convalescence is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Record roster for the release of an as-yet-untitled full-length later this year.

Delivering brutal riffs and dark imagery, the Toledo-born six-piece was forged in 2011 and has since made a mark on the underground metal scene performing over 400 shows across the United States and Europe including appearances on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Rock Fest, West Coast Death Fest, SXSW, and many more.

The band is currently wrapping up a tour with Otep and will unleash a fifth studio album via Unique Leader in the coming months. Comments The Convalescence in a collective statement: “We are very proud to be a part of the Unique Leader Records roster for the release of our upcoming album. This is by far our heaviest and, in our opinion, hands down the best album we’ve done so far. We couldn’t ask for a better label to work with for this release. Keep an eye out for big things happening in the near future.”

In related news, The Convalescence will serve as support to Testament, Sepultura, and Prong on an upcoming U.S. tour from April 6th and through April 24th. The band’s fifteen-date trek includes a stop at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

4/06/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/07/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/08/2017 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
4/09/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
4/10/2017 House OF Blues – New Orleans, LA
4/12/2017 House Of Blues – Tampa, FL
4/13/2017 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/14/2017 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/15/2017 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
4/16/2017 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/19/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
4/21/2017 The Palladium @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
4/22/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
4/23/2017 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
4/24/2017 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

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Necromancing the Stone’s Ryan “Bart” Williams gives scenic tour of Santa Monica while performing “Ritualistic Demise” bass-play-through

– March 9th, 2017 –

Necromancing the Stone – featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – is currently on tour with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon for a special USA trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary. Unable to join his band-mates on the road for this run, bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams has filmed a bass play-through for “Ritualistic Demise”, taken from the band’s latest album, Jewel Of The Vile. Fans who were hoping to catch Bart “slammin’ da bass” at shows can now watch the video (along with a scenic tour of Santa Monica beach!) at: youtube.com/watch?v=mWcWYFj5n_o

Necromancing the Stone‘s Bart comments: “This is an easy one for bass players to follow along with, so enjoy!”

Necromancing the Stone tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary
w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon

Mar. 9 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Mar. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar. 11 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar. 12 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock **
Mar. 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
*=no Goatwhore
**= no Whitechapel

If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden “metal” is the disease, Necromancing The Stone is the cure. With their new album, Jewel Of The Vile, listeners are immersed in fantastical tales, like those found in fantasy novels, or in the playing of an intense game of D&D. From the moment the aptly titled “Crusher” rushes from the speakers, Necromancing The Stone own you. True heavy metal fans, look no further – your salvation has arrived with Jewel Of The Vile! To preview and purchase the album, please visit: metalblade.com/necromancingthestone

Necromancing the Stone line-up:
“Big” John Williams – vocals
James Malone – guitars
Justin Wood – guitars
Ryan Williams – bass
Jeramie Kling – drums

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Goatwhore kicks off USA tour celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary

– February 23rd, 2017 –

New Orleans’ Goatwhore is currently on the road with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone for a special trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary – with added headlining dates scattered throughout. Following these shows, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks’ worth of dates from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, Goatwhore will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour stops. See below for all dates.

Goatwhore tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary
w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:

Feb. 23 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *
Feb. 24 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 26 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 27 – The Frequency – Madison, WI *
Feb. 28 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar. 1 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 2 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 3 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY *
Mar. 4 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 5 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Mar. 7 – Divebar – Las Vegas, NV **
Mar. 8 – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 11 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar. 12 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ **
Mar. 14 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 15 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
*=Goatwhore only
**=no Whitechapel

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth:

May 1 – Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
May 2 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON *
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
*=Goatwhore only

Goatwhore recently completed tracking the follow-up to their acclaimed Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length. Titled Vengeful Ascension, the band’s latest studio offering was captured at Earth Analog near Champaign, Illinois. Fans will be able to pre-order Vengeful Ascension as part of an exclusive bundle only available directly from the band’s merch booth on both tours. The bundle will come with a t-shirt and laminate exclusive to this pre-order bundle only. The laminate will contain a special code to input online to have the physical copy of the album ship when released.

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
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