Lizzy Borden returns with his first album in 11 years, ‘My Midnight Things’

– April 18th, 2018 –

For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his first album in 11 years, My Midnight Things, via Metal Blade Records. With the hard n’ heavy tracks of the album opening title cut “Obsessed With You” and “The Scar Across My Heart”, the extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock. “Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,” Borden comments.

The album can be pre-ordered (and the “My Midnight Things” lyric video can be viewed) via this link: metalblade.com/lizzyborden – where the record is available in the following formats:


–limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks)
–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl
–clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explains. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”

The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty).

Borden is planning on hitting the road shortly. “I’ve already started working on the ‘My Midnight Things‘ show, and I really can’t wait to play these songs live,” Borden adds. “There are so many talented players out there in the world, I know I will find the right musicians to be on stage with me in my touring band in the new show. And just based on what is being talked about so far, it will be the best show I’ve ever done. I really do feel a new excitement that I have not felt in years. The best is yet to come.”

My Midnight Things track-listing
1. My Midnight Things
2. Obsessed with You
3. Long May They Haunt Us
4. The Scar Across My Heart
5. A Stranger to Love
6. The Perfect Poison
7. Run Away with Me
8. Our Love Is God
9. My Midnight Things (Reprise)
10. We Belong to the Shadows

Lizzy Borden online:
https://www.facebook.com/Reallizzyborden
http://www.lizzyborden.com
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

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Gozu streams new album, ‘Equilibrium’, via InvisibleOranges.com

– April 12th, 2018 –

Tomorrow (April 13th), Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new full-length, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. To hear the record in full before release date, please visit InvisibleOranges.com now for the exclusive album stream: invisibleoranges.com

To pre-order Equilibrium, head over to: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record is available in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 70s fuzzy stoner rock, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
http://gozu.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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Gozu premieres new single, “Manimal”, via TheObelisk.net

– April 4th, 2018 –

On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. For a preview of Equilibrium, the new single, “Manimal”, can be heard now via TheObelisk.net

For another preview of Equilibrium, the previous singles – “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat” and “The People vs. Mr. T” – can be streamed at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
http://gozu.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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Gozu launches new single, “The People vs Mr. T”, online

– March 14th, 2018 –

On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. For a preview of Equilibrium, the new single, “The People vs Mr. T”, can be heard now at: youtube.com/watch?v=d0IpDscVolg

For another preview of Equilibrium, the previous single, “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat”, can be streamed at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
http://gozu.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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Gozu reveals details for new album, ‘Equilibrium’

– February 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat”, online

On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. For a first preview of Equilibrium, the video for the new single “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat” (directed by Tony Simone at Zenbeast Audio / facebook.com/ZenBeastAudio) can be viewed now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

Gozu live:
Mar. 8 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY (Blacklight Media showcase with Candiria, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, Eyes Of The Sun)

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
https://gozu.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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Whitechapel: ‘This Is Exile’ LP re-issue now available via Metal Blade Records, to celebrate the album’s 10-year anniversary!

– February 22nd, 2018 –

On June 1st, Metal Blade Records will re-issue Whitechapel‘s classic This Is Exile album on vinyl, as a special 10-year anniversary collector’s piece. See below for an overview of all versions; pre-order your copies now from IndieMerch, EMP, or eBay.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments: “In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of our career-defining record ‘This Is Exile‘, we will be releasing it in full vinyl format with sleeves and complete artwork. The original vinyl release in 2008 was a picture disc so this will be a true collector’s item for the die-hard Chapel fan. ‘The Somatic Defilement‘ vinyl re-issues went fast last year so be sure to grab one quick!”

This Is Exile LP re-issue versions:
–180g black vinyl
–smoke vinyl (limited to 700 copies – USA exclusive)
–golden vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear/black/red splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear graybrown marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)

Stay tuned for more Whitechapel news coming soon!

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Slayer’s Touring Partners Speak About Upcoming North American Shows

Members of Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Testament and Anthrax have spoken about their upcoming tour of North America with Slayer, which is part of the headliner’s, “End Of Days” farewell tour. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe had this to say:

“If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…”

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy added: “Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation.”

Behemoth frontman Nergal stated: “Well, well, well… the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. Behemoth will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive North American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!”

Anthrax bassist Frankie Bellow also commented on the tour, saying: “It’s truly an honor to be on Slayer’s final tour. Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die.”

The tour dates are as follows:

May 10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA *
May 11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA *
May 13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 Big Four, Calgary, AL *
May 20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB *
May 22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB *
May 24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN *
May 25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ *
June 1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
June 4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA *
June 6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
June 7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
June 9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
June 12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC *
June 15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
June 17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
June 19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
June 20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

Anthrax appears on all dates with the exception of those marked *

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Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament to support Slayer on the North American leg of the band’s final world tour

– January 23rd, 2018 –

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament, all bands who have close ties to and have shared the stage multiple times with the band over the years, will accompany Slayer on leg one, North America, of what will be its final world tour. The trek starts May 10 when a 26-date odyssey will have them crisscrossing the country, from San Diego to Toronto, Orlando to Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26; log onto slayer.net for all ticketing info.

If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…” – Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God

It’s truly an honor to be on Slayer’s final tour,” said Anthrax‘s Frank Bello. “Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die.

Well, well, well…the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. Behemoth will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!” – Nergal, Behemoth

Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation.” – Chuck Billy, Testament

Dates for Slayer‘s final world tour, leg one, North America, are as follows:

MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AB
20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
22 Bell MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ

JUNE
01 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
02 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
04 Santander Arena, Reading, PA
06 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
07 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
09 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 VUHL Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre, Houston, TX
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
20 Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

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