Zakk Sabbath Releasing “Live In Detroit” LP

Zakk Sabbath – the Black Sabbath cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko, and drummer Joey Castillo – will release the limited edition “Live In Detroit” LP via Southern Lord Recordings on June 16th. Pre-orders are online at this location.

The three tracks comprising “Live In Detroit” were captured at the band’s thundering performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan on October 28th, 2016. Southern Lord will release the album as a one time, vinyl-only pressing in multiple color variants. Additionally, the band will have the “Live In Detroit” LP available for purchase throughout upcoming tour dates.

Side A
1. War Pigs (13:25)
Side B
2. Supernaut (4:57)
3. Fairies Wear Boots (7:33)

5/18/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
5/19/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY SOLD OUT
5/20/2017 BB&T Pavilion @ WMMR BBQ – Camden, NJ
5/21/2017 MAPFRE Stadium @ Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH
5/23/2017 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
5/25/2017 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
5/26/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX w/ The Sword
5/27/2017 Catch The Fever Festival Grounds @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
5/28/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/30/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN SOLD OUT
5/31/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/02/2017 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
6/03/2017 KQRC’s Rockfest – Kansas City, MO
6/04/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
6/06/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/07/2017 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA SOLD OUT
6/08/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR SOLD OUT
6/09/2017 Riverview Ranch @ 40th Annual Redwood Run – Piercy, CA
6/10/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
6/17/2017 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA

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Hammerfall And Delain Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

The fans have waited almost a full year since the announcement, and now two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists – Hammerfall and Delain – are set to kick off their co-headlining North American tour tonight in Toronto, ON.

The tour crisscrosses North America including an appearance in Worcester, MA at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and wraps up May 18th in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Hammerfall is on the road supporting tenth studio album and Napalm Records debut “Built to Last,” which was released last November. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments:

“7 years is a long time, but now we’re set to the North American shore at last! Our aim is to create the greatest heavy metal party every single night, and together with our friends in Delain and, most importantly, you, the true Templars of steel, I feel confident we’ll make it happen.”

Delain will be touring on the heels of the “Moonbathers” album. Fans can expect to hear new material from “Moonbathers” as well as Delain classics. Vocalist Charlotte Wessells had this to say:

“We love performing in North America and after a handful of amazing North American tours we are really excited to offer fans the much requested full headline experience during this co-headline run with heavy metallers Hammerfall! You don’t want to miss out on this package, we look forward to a kick-ass tour.”

4/19: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/20: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/21: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
4/22: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/24: New York, NY @ Stage 48
4/26: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/28: Chicago, IL @ Concorde Music Hall
4/29: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/1: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/3: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/4: Calgary, AB @ Dickens 1000
5/5: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/6: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/8: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
5/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go
5/10: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/11: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
5/13: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/14: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/17: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

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Blackfinger To Release New Album “When Colors Fade Away”

Eric Wagner is a unique and legendary voice in the doom scene, and M-Theory Audio is pleased to announce the release of his next Blackfinger album, “When Colors Fade Away,” this coming summer.

Renowned and still cherished for the classic material he recorded with Chicago’s Trouble for over two decades, in recent years Wagner has been focusing on a couple other promising new bands in a similar vein and one of those is Blackfinger. Now relocated to Pittsburgh, Eric has a new full band lineup and is joined in Blackfinger for a sophomore album by another respected name in doom metal circles: guitarist Terry Weston of Dream Death/Penance.

“I’m extremely excited to announce that Blackfinger has signed with M-Theory Audio,” cites Eric Wagner. “It is an honor and a pleasure to work with Marco Barbieri again after all these years.”

“Eric, the pleasure is all mine,” responds M-Theory Audio’s Marco Barbieri. “Eric Wagner is a true artist, talent and storyteller. I’ve spent the last 34 years listening to classic tales weaved by this man; and he is truly one of my favorite vocalists. Along the way I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eric and Trouble while at Century Media during their Plastic Green Head album cycle and even had his other band, The Skull, headline one of the Doom in June Festivals. Now our co-operation and friendship continues and I am fortunate to release the new and phenomenal Blackfinger album.”

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Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

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https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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Avenged Sevenfold Posts Behind The Scenes “God Damn” Footage

Avenged Sevenfold just released a behind-the-scenes clip for the “God Damn” video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“The ‘God Damn’ music video was charged with energy from our fans. Before it arrives, we’re taking you on set to see how it was made. Go behind the scenes below.

“Want to be the first to see this kind of content? Join Deathbat Nation to get exclusive first looks, specially designed merchandise, tour pre-sales and more! Don’t miss Avenged Sevenfold on tour this summer!”

A full listing of upcoming Avenged Sevenfold 2017 tour dates can be found after the video clip.

APR 22 – Las Vegas, NV (Las Rageous Festival)
MAY 05 – Virginia Beach, VA (Lunatic Luau Festival)
MAY 07 – Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion Festival)
MAY 9 – Hershey, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 10 – Baltimore, MD (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 14 – East Rutherford, NJ (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 07 – Denver, CO (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 11 – Houston, TX (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 14 – San Antonio, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 16 – Dallas, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 18 – Chicago, IL (w/ Metallica)
JUN 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI (w/ In This Moment)
JUL 05 – Orlando, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 07 – Miami, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 09 – Atlanta, GA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 10 – Cincinnati, OH (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 12 – Detroit, MI (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 13 – Oshkosh, WI (Rock USA Festival)
JUL 14 – Cadott, WI (Rockfest)
JUL 16 – Toronto, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 18 – Gilford, NH (w/ Volbeat)
JUL 19 – Montreal, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 28 – Mountain View, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 29 – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
JUL 31 – Sacramento, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 03 – Albuquerque, NM (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 04 – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 06 – San Diego, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 09 – Seattle, WA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 11 – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 14 – Vancouver, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 16 – Edmonton, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)

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Molehill Share Their New Single “Reverie”

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2017 CREDIT: Cory Dewald (click for hi-res) Molehill Share Their New Single “Reverie” HEAR IT NOW ON EXCLAIM! NEW EP HEARTS ON FIRE OUT MAY 12TH // PRE-ORDER HERE Progressive indie rock band Molehill from Chicago has released the second single from their upcoming EP Hearts on Fire. The track […]

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Beastmaker Reveals New Album “Inside The Skull”

The glittering technological future we were all promised has turned into a dystopian nightmare. If music must reflect the times, the hour has plainly come to reject the mainstream status quo and get down to the roots and rhythms of life’s elemental heaviness. And that’s where Beastmaker comes in.

Purveyors of some of the most ecstatically thunderous and raw doom metal to emerge in decades, this three-man riffing machine from Fresno, California, is manifestly the real deal. New album “Inside The Skull” is set for release May 19th via Rise Above Records, and today the artwork and track listing have been revealed.

Once “Inside The Skull” is released, the band will be hitting the road in the U.S. with Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath tribute act, Zakk Sabbath. Dates are below, and the new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Evil One
2. Heaven to Hell
3. Now Howls The Beast
4. Of God’s Creation
5. Give Me A Sign
6. Nature of the Damned
7. Psychic Visions
8. Inside The Skull
9. Night Bird
10. Sick Sick Demon

w/Zakk Sabbath:
5/17: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St*
5/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Theatre*
5/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
5/22: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Nola*
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing*
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
6/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

*Denotes Headline Show

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Bloodclot announces USA tour dates with Negative Approach

– April 12th, 2017 –

Reveals artwork, release date for new album, ‘Up In Arms’

Bloodclot – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – has announced USA tour dates with Negative Approach, in support of their upcoming album, Up In Arms. Due out July 14th via Metal Blade Records, Up In Arms lives up to the rallying cry of the album’s title – the bursts of high energy hardcore act as the perfect accompaniment to John Joseph setting his sights on injustice and the seemingly endless flaws of the contemporary world. For a first preview of the record, the title track can be heard at: noisey.vice.com

See below for all upcoming dates!

Bloodclot tour dates
w/ Negative Approach

July 14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 16 – Washington DC – DC9
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
July 23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
July 28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As front-man of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Stay tuned for more news about Up In Arms coming soon!

Bloodclot line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) – Vocals
Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law) – Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!) – Drums

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https://www.facebook.com/bloodclotofficial
https://www.instagram.com/BloodclotOfficial

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Metallica Announces Hit The Stage Contest For Local Band Openers

This summer, Metallica’s WorldWired tour hits stadiums across North America. The band has invited along special guests Avenged Sevenfold and openers Volbeat and Gojira.

However, as some fans have noticed, there are a handful of cities (five to be exact!) where only one band from the bill is able to join. Since Metallica has had so much fun checking out local bands that fans voted for in other parts of the world, it only seems natural to invite fans to once again voice their opinion and help choose a band.

This time around, the group receiving the most fan votes will hit the stage first on a five-city tour. The mini tour includes these five dates:

May 19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (also with Avenged Sevenfold)

Metallica fans will have the opportunity to vote in two phases. For the first phase, visit the sites of the radio partners below in each market:

KEGL/Dallas
WLUP/Chicago
KISS/San Antonio
KPNT/St Louis

All the votes will be tabulated by the stations and two finalists from each contest will go head to head for votes in phase two on Metallica.com starting next week on April 14th. Ten days later the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium courtesy of Metallica.

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Conan Posts North American Tour Trailer

Conan is a monumentally brutal three piece holding an iron-grip command over the powerchord changes and tempo shifts of the unholy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two weary yet defiant men have the task of vocalizing wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of Conan’s metalized bombast. They bear it well, for the task is immense.

Now they bring this immense task back to North America next month on tour with North, in support of latest album “Revengeance” that was released in January 2016 via Napalm Records. Check out a tour trailer below.

In addition to the headline run, Conan will also take part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest and 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, CO. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump.

5/10: Glendale, CA at Complex
5/11: Oakland, CA at Metro
5/12: Portland, OR at Dante’s
5/13: Vancouver, BC at Astoria
5/14: Seattle, WA at Highline
5/16: Minneapolis, MN at Triple Rock
5/17: Chicago, IL at Beat Kitchen
5/18: Indianapolis, IN at Black Circle Brewery
5/19: Cleveland, OH at Now That’s Class
5/20: Pittsburgh, PA at Smiling Moose
5/21: Toronto, ON at Garrison
5/22: Montreal, QC at Katacombes
5/23: Boston, MA at Great Scott
5/24: Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory
5/25: Baltimore, MD at Maryland Death Fest*
5/26: Raleigh, NC at Kings
5/27: Atlanta, GA at 529
5/28: New Orleans, LA at Siberia
5/29: Houston, TX at White Oak
5/30: Austin, TX at Barracuda w/Eyehategod
6/1: Denver, CO at Hi-Dive
6/2: Colorado Springs, CO at 71 Grind Fest
6/3: Albuquerque, NM at Sister
6/4: Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
* = no North

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