In Flames Premiere New Song & Lyric Video “I, The Mask”

The title track to In Flames‘ upcoming new full-length “I, The Mask” has premiered online via the below lyric video. The group recorded the album with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead) and will release it on March 01st.

In Flames will be headlining this U.S. tour with support from All That Remains and All Hail The Yeti:

02/12 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/13 New Orlenans, LA – Southport Music Hall
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
02/16 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
02/17 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
02/18 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/22 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/24 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater
02/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

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Saxon Drummer Nigel Glockler Attacked By Dog

Nigel Glockler, the drummer for British heavy metal icons Saxon, has revealed that part of his nose had to be re-attached after he was attacked by a dog last Friday night. A post on his Facebook page reads as follows:

“I was at the pub last night, petting a dog when it decided it did not like my face and took off half my nose. I’ve had over 100 stitches inside and out of the nose and it’s been reattached. (Wife) Gina says between this and the scar on my scalp I should change my name to FrankenNigel. The good news is no problems for the upcoming shows – see you soon!”

Saxon will be performing in England next week in Bath, Nottingham and Newcastle, with support coming from Doro and Wayward Sons. This will be followed by a string of headlining shows in the United States in February, which are as follows:

February 13 – Tulsa, OK – ID Ballroom
February 14 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
February 15 – San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center Showroom
February 16 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
February 17 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
February 20 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
February 21 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
February 23 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
February 24-28 – Monsters of Rock Cruise

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Daydream XI Posts Full Advance Stream For New Album “The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn”

Brazilian progressive rock/metal outfit Daydream XI will make the band’s US live debut this week as the band performs at the annual ProgPower gathering. New label home Sensory Records is also now streaming glorious new album, “The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn,” more than two weeks ahead of its official street date.

“The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn” will be released on six-panel digipak CD with a 28 page booklet and digital formats on September 22nd through Sensory Records. Listen in below and catch the band live:

9/08/2017 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower US

1. Ticket 000011
2. Open The Curtains
3. Trust-Forged Knife
4. Painted Smile
5. Windblown
6. A Cup Of Agony
7. Overhauling Wounds
8. Collector Of Souls
9. Forgettable
10. The Love That Never Was
11. The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn

The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (24 bit hi-res) by Daydream XI

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Mass Destruction Metal Fest 2017 Details Announced

Mass Destruction Metal Fest – in partnership with A. Rippin’ Prodcution – today announces 15 extreme metal bands to perform at The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta on November 3rd & 4th, 2017.

Announced bands include Demoncy, Macabre, Deceased, Brutality, Acheron, Profanatica, Demonic Christ, Loss, Morbosidad, Sacrocurse, Abazagorath, Tombstalker, Embalmer, Sadistic Vision, and Nocturnus AD.

“The goal from the onset was to bring a diverse lineup within the parameters of ‘Black and Death Metal’ home to the Atlanta fans,” said co-organizer Cody Martin. “Not everyone can travel the lengthy distances to other locations and partake in these experiences—now the south east region has extreme metal within driving distance!”

Tickets for Mass Destruction Metal Fest are $75 for a two-day pass, $45 for a single-day pass ($50 day-of-show) and can be purchased via Ticket Alternative or the Center Stage box office. Full info is available here.

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Cognitive Embarks On New North American Tour

New Jersey death metal legion Cognitive will kick off a nineteen-date North American live takeover supporting Seeker this weekend.

The band’s latest batch of live incursions will stretch from February 12th to March 4th with additional support provided by The Grindmother and Wvrm on select dates.

Cognitive continues to tour in support of the “Deformity” full-length album released last Fall via Unique Leader. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta and mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches, the nine-track crusher includes a guest appearance by Misery Index’s Mark Kloeppel.

2/12/2017 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
2/13/2017 Center Stage – Lake Charles, LA
2/15/2017 926 Bar – Tallahassee, FL
2/16/2017 Kelly’s Live – Sarasota, FL
2/17/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
2/18/2017 RainDogs – Jacksonville, FL
2/19/2017 The Estate – Columbus, GA
2/20/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/21/2017 The Radio Room – Columbia, SC
2/22/2017 The Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
2/23/2017 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
2/24/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
2/25/2017 The Pinch – Washington, DC
2/26/2017 Revolution – Amityville, NY
2/28/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/01/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
3/02/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC
3/03/2017 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
3/04/2017 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

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Wage War Premieres New Song “Youngblood” From Upcoming New Album “Blueprints”

Ocala, FL’s metalcore outfit Wage War premieres a new song entitled “Youngblood”, taken from the upcoming new album “Blueprints”, which will be out in stores November 27th via Fearless Records.

Check out now “Youngblood” below.

Wage War will hit the road this winter with label mates August Burns Red, Every Time I Die and Stick To Your Guns. Check out all dates below:

Nov 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Dec 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Dec 2 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Dec 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Dec 4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Dec 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Dec 7 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Dec 8 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Dec 9 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Dec 10 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Dec 11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec 12 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Dec 14 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Dec 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Dec 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Dec 18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Dec 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

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ProgPower USA Announces Jeff Scott Soto As Replacement For Morgana Lefay

Legendary hard rock/metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, T.S.O., ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed for the sold-out ProgPower USA festival this year in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing Sweden’s Morgan Lefay, who became the latest victim of the USICS Visa System. In a special performance, Jeff will celebrate his entire 30 year career at the festival performing songs from many of his bands along the way, including Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Pell Rudi, W.E.T., Rock Star, as well as his solo releases.

Jeff stated: “Having known about the ProgPower USA fest for years, I’m proud to be invited to present the ONLY US show this year with my 30th anniversary show! Me and the boys couldn’t be more excited to rock Atlanta!”

Promoter Glenn Harveston added: “I’m honestly still in awe Jeff has graciously stepped up to the plate to help us out at the last minute. I can say I have never had such an amazing and quick conversation with an artist when it comes to booking a band. That is not only a sign of a true professional, but someone wanting to perform for our festival audience. Nothing fires up this crowd more than knowing a legendary name like Jeff Scott Soto actually wants to be in Atlanta. I’d also like to thank Sun Hill Management for the great response time.”

Jeff Scott Soto recently took part in the sold out T.S.O./Savatage two stage spectacle at Wacken this past weekend. His latest solo release “Inside the Vertigo,” under the monikor Soto, was released by earMusic back in January.

The revised lineup for the full weekend is:

Wednesday, September 9th – “Mid-Week Mayhem” (@ The Loft in Center Stage):

Evergrey
Voyager (AUS)
Ashes of Ares (replacing While Heaven Wept)
Halcyon Way

Thursday, September 10th – “Kick-Off Show” (@ Center Stage):

Saxon (replacing D.C. Cooper)
Armored Saint (replacing D.C. Cooper)
Dragonland
Almah

Friday, September 11th – “ProgPower USA, Day 1” (@ Center Stage):

Falconer
Anathema
Voyager (AUS)
Jeff Scott Soto (exclusive 30th Anniversary Show) (replacing Morgana Lefay)
Native Construct (replacing Anubis Gate)
Hibria

Saturday, September 12th – “ProgPower USA, Day 2” (@ Center Stage):

Angra (Performing “Holy Land” in its entirety)
Royal Hunt (Performing “Paradox” in its entirety)
Riverside
Dynazty (Performing “Renatus” in its entirety)
Persefone
Helker

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Windhand Recording New Album

Richmond, VA psychedelic doom group Windhand has entered the studio with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire).

The band is recording a third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently-untitled album will see a Fall release via Relapse Records, with a few song titles to include “Two Urns,” “Hyperion,” and “Kingfisher.”

Additionally, the group has confirmed two Atlanta live shows with Sleep this May. Details are as follows:

May 3 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
May 4 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theatre

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Monuments Adds New U.S. Tour Dates

While currently out on tour, Monuments has announced another string of North American dates. This run, kicking off in September, will be with Polyphia, Villains, and Lionfight. Catch Monuments live on these dates:

07/28 @ The Exchange – Regina, SK
07/29 @ The Den, Calgary, AB
07/30 @ Kelowna, BC – Rutland Centennial Hall
07/31 @ The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC
08/01 @ Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
08/02 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
08/03 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
08/04 @ The Lyric – Los Angeles, CA
08/05 @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre – Las Vegas, NV
08/06 @ The Underground – Mesa, AZ
08/07 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
08/08 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
08/09 @ Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
08/10 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
08/11 @ Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
08/12 @ The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
08/13 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
08/14 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
08/15 @ Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL
08/16 @ Backbooth – Orlando, FL
08/17 @ Vinyl At Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
08/19 @ Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX
08/20 @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
08/21 @ Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

9/12 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
9/13 Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog
9/14 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s
9/17 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
9/18 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
9/19 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/20 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
9/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
9/22 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
9/23 Hamtramck, MI @ Paychecks Lounge
9/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/25 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
9/26 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
9/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66

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Dead By Wednesday Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Shadows Fall

Connecticut’s own Dead By Wednesday is pleased to announce an upcoming U.S. tour with fellow New England outfit Shadows Fall.

The band will join the tour on June 20th in Chicopee, MA and will trek throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. before the tour comes to a close on July 6th in Binghamton, NY. See below for a full listing of current dates.

Dead By Wednesday will release “Death Of A Rockstar” on June 24th. The album, produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta), will be available online for download via iTunes, Amazon, & more. You can pre-order a bundle or a limited edition digipack right here.

6/20 – Chicopee, MA @ Maximum Capacity
6/21 – Waterbury, CT @ City Limits
6/22 – Providence, RI @ SIMONS 667
6/24 – Winston/Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
6/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
6/26 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City
6/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
6/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/29 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub
6/30 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/1 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
7/2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
7/3 – Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
7/4 – Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa
7/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
7/6 – Binghamton, NY @ Legion Post 80

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