Exist Releasing New Album “So True, So Bound”

Maryland-based progressive/technical death metal outfit Exist recently announced label debut, “So True, So Bound,” is scheduled for worldwide release on June 9th, 2017.

Formed by Max Phelps, who cut his teeth as a touring member of Cynic and Defeated Sanity (and as frontman for Death To All, the touring tribute band to Chuck Shuldiner), Exist is rounded out by bassist Alex Weber, guitarist Mathew Rossa and technical drumming legend Hannes Grossman (Necrophagist, Obscura).

Today, Exist reveales a brand new music video for the track “Fault’s Peaks” – check it out below. Front man Max Phelps comments: “‘Fault’s Peaks’, the album closer, is probably the best overall representation of So True, So Bound and our sound as it includes all of our elements from psychedelia to heavy, dissonant riffing with a little improvisation sprinkled in. We’ve jokingly referred to this song as the ‘bleed etude’, as the right hand pattern is very reminiscent of the Meshuggah song off obZen, no shame there. This song was (and continues to be live) a real bitch to pull off technically, but it was worth it as we’re very proud of the composition itself.”

New album “So True, So Bound” was self-produced by the band and mixed by Nolly Getgood (Periphery). The album features eight tracks clocking in at just over 60 minutes and bears artwork by Sebastian Jerke (Ahab, Zodiac).

1. Take My Picture
2. Happily Ever After (For a Week or so…)
3. So True – Imitation’s Flattery
4. So Bound – One of the Herd
5. Peer Prejudice
6. To Sever the Strings (feat. Bobby Koelble)
7. Shade From My Fire
8. Fault’s Peaks

Next Saturday, June 3rd, Exist will begin a North American tour with Montreal-based progressive metal giants Gorguts.

6/3 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
6/4 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
6/5 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
6/6 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
6/7 Chicago, IL – Reggies
6/8 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
6/9 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
6/10 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
6/11 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
6/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
6/13 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
6/14 McAllen, TX – Sofies
6/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music
6/16 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
6/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
6/18 Orlando, FL – The Haven
6/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
6/21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
6/22 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
6/23 New York, NY – La Poisson Rouge
6/24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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Seven Kingdoms Checks In With Road Report

Seven Kingdoms is blazing with wild passion through every millisecond of a trek across North America on tour with Evergrey. The band is on the road in support of latest album “Decennium,” which was released earlier this month via Napalm Records.

The tour stops tonight in Regina, Saskatchewan and runs through June 3rd in Philadelphia, PA. Guitarist Camden Cruz checked in from the road with this update:

“The tour is going awesome so far! We just had an awesome show in Calgary last night and we are in Regina tonight. We are making our way back down into the USA and to the East coast, where we expect to see all our friends! Get your tickets and see you at the remaining shows!”

If you missed it, check out the new “Kingslayer” video here and be sure to catch the band live on these remaining dates:

5/23: Regina, SK @ Exchange
5/24: Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
5/25: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/26: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/27: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
5/28: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/30: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
5/31: Montreal QC @ Foufones Electriques
6/1: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
6/3: Manchester, NH @ Jewel

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Code Orange Posts “Bleeding In The Blur” Music Video

Code Orange just unveiled an official music video for “Bleeding In The Blur,” taken off “Forever.” The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming below.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, the “Forever” album debuted earlier this year. Next month Code Orange will kick-off a run of international dates supporting System Of A Down.

Dates get underway June 1st at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Code Orange will then return to the states this July for a series of festival performances including Chicago Open Air (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), This Is Hardcore (7/29), and Psycho Las Vegas (8/18).

** Direct support for System Of A Down
* Co-headline with Touche Amore

Jun 01 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland **
Jun 03 Rock im Park Festival Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 04 Rock am Ring Festival Eifel, Germany
Jun 06 Milan Rock Festival Milan, Italy
Jun 07 Open Air Zenith Nancy, France **
Jun 08 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Download Festival UK Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10 Download Festival Paris Paris, France
Jun 12 O2 arena Prague, Czech Republic **
Jun 13 Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany **
Jun 14 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany **
Jun 16 Nova Rock Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 17 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jun 19 Post Tenebras Rock / L’Usine Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 20 Nimes Festival Nîmes, France **
Jun 21 Razzmatazz 3 Barcelona, Spain *
Jun 22 Download Festival Madrid Madrid, Spain
Jun 23 RCA Club Lisbon, Portugal *
Jun 24 Hard Club Porto, Portugal *
Jul 14 Chicago Open Air Chicago, Illinois
Jul 15 Rock USA Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul 29 This Is Hardcore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18 Psycho Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (featuring King Diamond)

– May 19th, 2017 –

Tickets on sale now, plus hotel discounts available

Set to take place from August 18th through August 20th (with a pre-party on August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada), Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will see the legendary King Diamond perform the Abigail album in its entirety as a USA-exclusive show for 2017. Other headliners at the festival include Mastodon, Neurosis, Corrosion of Conformity, among countless other bands as support. It is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival.

Last year, Dig Boston lauded Psycho Las Vegas for boasting “one of the most amazing festival lineups” to-date. BrooklynVegan praised the event as both “fun [and] weird” with a sound quality that was “absolutely top-level,” while Las Vegas Review Journal celebrated the festival’s “communal, come-as-you-are vibe,” adding that “the whole weekend had the feel of a heavy-metal family gathering meets ‘The Big Lebowski’; a laid-back get-together with an ensemble cast of far-out characters, from gray-haired dudes in Captain Beefheart T-shirts to Yeti-shaggy heavy-metal epicureans…Noisey concurred, hailing Psycho Las Vegas for fulfilling “every hesher’s fantasy of wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel stoned out of your mind while alternating between gambling, getting wasted, smoking cigarettes indoors, eating Mexican food, flaunting tattoos, and, of course, watching a seemingly endless onslaught of metal bands perform.

And this year, Psycho Las Vegas will only up the proverbial ante with exclusive 2017 USA appearances by French progressive rock unit Magma, black metallers Abbath led by former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta, and cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss‘ John Garcia. Additionally, Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, will be making his west of Chicago exclusive appearance, while Manilla Road, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, will perform their classic Crystal Logic in its entirety as a worldwide exclusive for Psycho Las Vegas.

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at: psycholv2017.eventbrite.com

Payment options for Psycho Las Vegas 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets. For more information, please visit: affirm.com

Hotel discounts at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino are also available using the code “psych17” (Note: You must use this special code at the time of booking; not when you arrive at the hotel). Book today at: hardrockhotel.com

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 line-up (alphabetical):
Abbath
Ace Frehley
Black Anvil
Blood Ceremony
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buzzov*en
Carcass
Celeste
Chelsea Wolfe
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Code Orange
Conan
Corrosion Of Conformity
Cough
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Diamondhead
Domkraft
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Eternal Tapestry
Fister
Floorian
Gatecreeper
GEQ
Gojira
Gost
Graf Orlock
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond
Laura Pleasants & Special Guests
Magma
Manilla Road
Merlin
Mastodon
Minsk
Morne
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Mustard Gas & Roses
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Pentagram
Psychic TV
The Rods
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Saturndust (AKA Flights)
Sleep
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Toke
Urchin
Usnea
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Yawning Man
Year Of The Cobra
Youngblood Supercult
Zeal & Ardor

Psycho Las Vegas online:
http://www.vivapsycho.com
http://www.facebook.com/psychoLasVegas
http://www.instagram.com/psycholasvegas

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (featuring King Diamond)

– May 19th, 2017 –

Tickets on sale now, plus hotel discounts available

Set to take place from August 18th through August 20th (with a pre-party on August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada), Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will see the legendary King Diamond perform the Abigail album in its entirety as a USA-exclusive show for 2017. Other headliners at the festival include Mastodon, Neurosis, Corrosion of Conformity, among countless other bands as support. It is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival.

Last year, Dig Boston lauded Psycho Las Vegas for boasting “one of the most amazing festival lineups” to-date. BrooklynVegan praised the event as both “fun [and] weird” with a sound quality that was “absolutely top-level,” while Las Vegas Review Journal celebrated the festival’s “communal, come-as-you-are vibe,” adding that “the whole weekend had the feel of a heavy-metal family gathering meets ‘The Big Lebowski’; a laid-back get-together with an ensemble cast of far-out characters, from gray-haired dudes in Captain Beefheart T-shirts to Yeti-shaggy heavy-metal epicureans…Noisey concurred, hailing Psycho Las Vegas for fulfilling “every hesher’s fantasy of wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel stoned out of your mind while alternating between gambling, getting wasted, smoking cigarettes indoors, eating Mexican food, flaunting tattoos, and, of course, watching a seemingly endless onslaught of metal bands perform.

And this year, Psycho Las Vegas will only up the proverbial ante with exclusive 2017 USA appearances by French progressive rock unit Magma, black metallers Abbath led by former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta, and cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss‘ John Garcia. Additionally, Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, will be making his west of Chicago exclusive appearance, while Manilla Road, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, will perform their classic Crystal Logic in its entirety as a worldwide exclusive for Psycho Las Vegas.

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at: psycholv2017.eventbrite.com

Payment options for Psycho Las Vegas 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets. For more information, please visit: affirm.com

Hotel discounts at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino are also available using the code “psych17” (Note: You must use this special code at the time of booking; not when you arrive at the hotel). Book today at: hardrockhotel.com

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 line-up (alphabetical):
Abbath
Ace Frehley
Black Anvil
Blood Ceremony
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buzzov*en
Carcass
Celeste
Chelsea Wolfe
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Code Orange
Conan
Corrosion Of Conformity
Cough
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Diamondhead
Domkraft
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Eternal Tapestry
Fister
Floorian
Gatecreeper
GEQ
Gojira
Gost
Graf Orlock
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond
Laura Pleasants & Special Guests
Magma
Manilla Road
Merlin
Mastodon
Minsk
Morne
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Mustard Gas & Roses
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Pentagram
Psychic TV
The Rods
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Saturndust (AKA Flights)
Sleep
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Toke
Urchin
Usnea
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Yawning Man
Year Of The Cobra
Youngblood Supercult
Zeal & Ardor

Psycho Las Vegas online:
http://www.vivapsycho.com
http://www.facebook.com/psychoLasVegas
http://www.instagram.com/psycholasvegas

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Bloodclot Streaming New Song “Kali”

On July 14th, Bloodclot – featuring 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) – will release new album, “Up In Arms,” via Metal Blade Records.

Today, the band premieres new single “Kali,” which can be heard in the SoundCloud player available below. Bloodclot’s John Joseph comments:

“In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all. 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.”

1. Up in Arms
2. Fire
3. Manic
4. Kill the Beast
5. Prayer
6. Siva / Rudra
7. Soldiers of the New Babylon
8. Kali
9. Slow Kill Genocide
10. Slipping into Darkness
11. Life As One
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

Bloodclot 2017 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

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Raven Drummer Joe Hasselvander To Miss Shows Due To Health Issue

NWOBHM group Raven has hit a slight snag in live activity, releasing the following tour update to fans:

“So… life can (and does) throw the occasional ‘mother’ of a curve ball…. Due to a sudden serious health issue, our drummer Joe ‘the Baron’ Hasselvander will unfortunately be unable to play with us on our current and upcoming dates.

“As you can imagine, the health and well being of our good mate & partner in mayhem is paramount in importance. However in order to meet our obligations to our fans, we will still be playing all upcoming shows with the assistance of some amazing fill-in drummers who have stepped up to the plate to help the show go on.

“Thursday in Chicago, Jimmy Mess from Tattooed Millionaires will do the honors, and the shows this weekend on the East Coast we are extremely honored to have Fear Factory drummer, and all around Metal legend Mike Heller behind the kit. And for the European tour, Kill Ritual drummer Dave Chedrick will do the honors.

“Please join with us in wishing Joe best wishes and a speedy recovery. We’ll see you this weekend.”

Thursday, May 18th Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago
Friday, May 19th Dingbatz, Clifton NJ.
Saturday, May 20 Fish Head Cantina, Halethorpe MD
Sunday, May 20 Bar XIII Wilmington DE

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Edensong Prepares For Tour With Imminent Sonic Destruction

Imminent Sonic Destruction and Edensong have been busy pulling out all the stops, hitting all your favorite progressive rock and metal news outlets to promote an upcoming North American tour.

Now, Edensong has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a very special limited edition (250 copies) anniversary edition of acclaimed album “Years in the Garden of Years” (reviewed here).

The album will be issued as a gatefold double album and any copy that is procured via this Kickstarter campaign will be signed by Edensong, numbered, and include a personalized thank you message. Check out full campaign details here.

Imminent Sonic Destruction has also been busy with pre-tour planning activities and just released a teaser video available below. Catch the bands live:

May 20, 2017 – Terra Incognita Festival, Quebec City, Canada (Edensong only)
May 22, 2017 – Toronto, Canada @ The Hard Luck Bar
May 24, 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Fubar
May 25, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois @ Martyrs
May 26, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan @ The Loving Touch
May 27, 2017 – Erie, Pennsylvania @ Sherlock’s
May 28, 2017 – New York City, New York @ DROM

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Hirax Posts European Tour Trailer

U.S. Bay Area thrash group Hirax recently announced upcoming summer tour dates in Europe alongside Raven and Kill Ritual kicking off on June 7th in Belgium.

Today, Hirax has unleashed a teaser video for the tour, which can be seen below. Catch these upcoming Hirax 2017 tour dates around the world:

w/ Raven and Kill Ritual
June 07 – Roeselare (BEL) “De Verlichte Geest”
June 08 – Essen (GER) “Turock”
June 09 – Hamburg (GER) “Bambi Galore”
June 10 – Rotterdam (NLD) “Baroeg”
June 11 – Tilburg (NLD) “Little Devil”
June 12 – Osnabruck (GER) “Bastard Club”
June 13 – Dresden (GER) “Chemiefabrik”
June 14 – Dornbirn (AUT) “Schlactaus”
June 15 – Florence (ITA) “Circus Club”
June 16 – Milan (ITA) “Blue Rose Club”
June 17 – Montbeliard (FRA) “Atelier des Môles”
June 18 – Hellfest (FRA)

29 – July Chicago, IL (USA) “Reggies”

w/ Sacred Reich
September 14th, Santa Ana, CA (USA) “The Observatory”
September 15th, Los Angeles, CA (USA) “The Roxy”

In Japan
10-11-12 February 2018 True Thrash Fest Osaka (JAPAN) “Osaka Esaka Muse”

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Metallica Posts Stephen Colbert Performance Video

Last night Metallica performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS for the first time.

Catch the band performing “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” in the player below.

You can also still hit these remaining “Hardwired” Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#

July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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