Witch Casket Premiere Music Video For “The True Knot”

In anticipation of the release of their debut EP entitled “Hatred Index”, Southern California Blackened Death Metal outfit Witch Casket have announced the release of the music video for “The True Knot”, one of the tracks from their upcoming album due out April 27th. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by the band’s vocalist “Drogoth”.

Watch the video below:

Drogoth had this to say about the video:

“Since our first music video was mainly a “performance” video, I wanted to do something more cinematic and story driven. The video finds the band members fleeing the city, being pursued by an unseen adversary, or perhaps being drawn to the outskirts by the call of a coven of powerful witches. The band is taken on a journey that serves as a sort of “origin story”, following them through a transformation from crestfallen reprobates to a stronger, more unified force. The video was shot on location in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as along the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel mountains.”

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Witch Casket Premiere Music Video For “The True Knot”

In anticipation of the release of their debut EP entitled “Hatred Index”, Southern California Blackened Death Metal outfit Witch Casket have announced the release of the music video for “The True Knot”, one of the tracks from their upcoming album due out April 27th. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by the band’s vocalist “Drogoth”.

Watch the video below:

Drogoth had this to say about the video:

“Since our first music video was mainly a “performance” video, I wanted to do something more cinematic and story driven. The video finds the band members fleeing the city, being pursued by an unseen adversary, or perhaps being drawn to the outskirts by the call of a coven of powerful witches. The band is taken on a journey that serves as a sort of “origin story”, following them through a transformation from crestfallen reprobates to a stronger, more unified force. The video was shot on location in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as along the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel mountains.”

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour Dates With Gloryhammer

Scottish pirate metal favourites Alestorm has announced that they will be heading back to North America this September for a headlining run in support of their latest album, “No Grave But The Sea.” Joining them on the trek will be Gloryhammet. A statement regarding the tour reads as follows:

“Oh god. It’s finally happened. It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for…a chance to complain that we’re not coming to your city! We just can’t wait to read your whining messages! Oh yeah and it’s also a tour with Alestorm and Gloryhammer around the USA and a tiny bit of Canada (and still we have the audacity to call it a North American tour, how do you like that?). Anyway, see y’all for a party in September. Bring ducks.”

You can catch the tour on the following dates:

September 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
8 – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power Festival*
10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
13 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
14 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
15 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
19 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
21 – Chicago, IL – Concord
22 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
26 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

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Light This City Post Teaser Video For New Album

Light This City share the following video preview of their forthcoming new album. That effort will arrive in stores on May 25th via Creator-Destructor Records and will be the group’s first since 2008’s “Stormchaser“.

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Aborted Planning New 2018 Album Release & Reveal New U.S. Shows With Psycroptic

Aborted announce four headlining off-dates with Psycroptic as direct support during their run on this year’s edition of ‘Devastation On The Nation Tour‘. See below for those dates as well as a confirmation via Facebook that Aborted plan to release a new album later this year.

05/28 Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
06/04 Spokane, WA – The Pin!
06/12 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
06/18 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s

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Former Revocation Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne Accepts $30,000 Settlement After Violent “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” Arrest

Ex-Revocation Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne – now drum-tech for Cannibal Corpse – has accepted a $30,000 settlement from the Oklahoma City Council. Dubois-Coyne, suffered a broken arm when police arrested him at a concert afterparty for a ‘Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival‘ stop, early Aug. 8, 2014, at the Downtown Airpark.

The drummer was charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer. According to a report on the settlement filed by NewsOK Dubois-Coyne was among those chanting ‘fuck the police’ and singing the lyrics of Body Count‘s “Cop Killer” after watching the police arrest another individual.

“I felt this was beginning to incite actions against us and we were easily outnumbered by the crowd,” one officer wrote in a crime report.

The arresting officer, Kenneth Lile, reported he first tried to calm Dubois-Coyne down and explained officers were just trying to help an assault victim. He reported Dubois-Coyne leaned in and yelled, “Fuck you, kill ’em all!”

The officer reported he had to take Dubois-Coyne to the ground because the drummer was resisting being handcuffed. “I got him up and he said his arm was broken. I could see his upper left arm did appear broken,” the officer wrote. “The crowd around us began to get unruly.”

The officer reported Dubois-Coyne “was yelling profanity, insults and threats towards me and my family.” He also stated that the crowd had turned ugly and that he was forced to use his taser on an individual to get back to his police car.

“I could see other officers also making it through the crowd and they covered my back,” he wrote.

Dubois-Coyne filed a lawsuit against the city and three police officers in 2016, alleging false arrest and excessive force. The settlement arrives ahead of a jury trial which had been set to begin in January in Oklahoma City federal court.

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Light This City Entering The Studio For New Album

Light This City have reunited and will enter Castle Ultimate Studios this coming Monday, December 11th, to begin tracking their new outing with Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish) helming the production.

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Suicide Silence Wants You To Pay Them $150 To Be Their Roadie For A Day

Suicide Silence are offering a brilliant once in a lifetime experience for fans interested in doing physical labour for their favourite band. The band have shared their “Roadie for a Day” package via Twitter, which includes the following “extraordinary perks”:

For a one time fee of $150 you can:

1. Work alongside the crew — who presumably brings tons of gear into the venue and sets up the stage for the band every day on tour.
2. Stand side-stage during Suicide Silence’s show — for optimal sound quality.
3. An exclusive Suicrew t-shirt that says “get the fuck out of my way” on the back of it.
4. A laminated piece of paper that shows everyone you were a roadie for a day.
5. Food with the crew — meaning you get a lunch break while working for the band, as recommended by the US Department of Labor.
6. You get to “mingle with the band” during soundcheck.

Get the experience of a lifetime and be a roadie for a day when we roll through your city! Sign up to work alongside our crew, stand side stage during our set, hang out with us during soundcheck and more: https://t.co/ojM2qI8nm0 pic.twitter.com/kM0Y0HgfyU

— Suicide Silence (@suicidesilence) November 22, 2017

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Black Absinthe Premiere New Video “The Wild”

Black Absinthe’s powerful heavy riffs and bass lines are reminiscent of classic thrash and new wave British heavy metal with a range of progressive to classic rock influence. Surfacing from the basement last year, the Toronto, ON heavy metal trio unleashed their debut album Early Signs Of Denial produced by Sum 41’s Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) plus was mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie- Hillbilly Deluxe). The album was the band’s first professional recording to follow their three self-recorded EPs Live At Coalition (2014), Noise Complaint (2014) and Augusta (2012).

Taking a break from relentless touring of Ontario and Quebec during this summer, the band shot their latest video “The Wild” on the shores of Lake Ontario, inviting friends and fans to join them on a pirate ship where the outcome was rocking the boat, walking the plank and one hell of a party!

Check out the new video below.

The band comments on the video:

“We are excited to showcase our new video, ‘The Wild’, for fans both new and old. This song is the headbanging party track off our latest album Early Signs Of Denial and we wanted a video to reflect that intensity. So we gathered a crew of our fans and friends from the Toronto music scene, rented a pirate themed boat intended for children, prepared and consumed some pre-sailing cocktails, and played a live show for all on board. The video was shot by Toronto based videographer/photographer Katherine Kwan (IG: kawaiiathy) who did a fantastic job capturing the look and spirit of what we wanted for the song as well as showcasing some great shots of the city skyline. The day, the show, and all the people involved with the video we say thank you! And for the rest of you, turn it up, grab a drink, and enjoy ‘The Wild’!”

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Decapitated’s Guitarist & Drummer Bail Set At $100,000 Each – Vocalist & Bassist Court Dates Set

Decapitated‘s Waclaw Kieltyka (guitars) and Michal Lysejko (drums) appeared in a Spokane, Washington court past Friday, to be formally charged with rape and kidnapping charges. Kieltyka was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape. Lysejko was charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape.

Frontman Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek are scheduled to appear in court coming Thursday and face second-degree rape and third-degree rape charges respectively, presumably with kidnapping charges also set to be read.

Both Kieltyka and Lysejko were ordered to surrender their passports with bonds set at 100,000 USD. Notably Spokane Superior Court Judge Annette Plese ordered that all band members were to have no communication with each other while in custody. All four members of the band have been in police custody since being arrested on September 09th. The charges stem from an incident back on August 31st in Spokane in which they are alleged to have gang raped a female fan on their tour bus after their show in the city.

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