Gemini Syndrome Releases “Sorry, Not Sorry” Video

Gemini Syndrome just debuted the “Sorry, Not Sorry” official music video. taken off the “Memento Mori” album. In addition to the video coming online, look for Gemini Syndrome on the of the “Half God, Half Devil” tour with In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar later this month. The band comments:

“Our brand-new music video for ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ tells the story about a husband and wife who have lost themselves in vanity and greed. The woman injects herself with large painful needles and cuts her face, while the man chops up a briefcase full of cash and snorts it like drugs. As the wife sits down with her husband at the dinner table, she looks cartoonish, while the husband is sweating over a large mirrored plate of money. Things then really start to take a turn for the worse for them both and you gotta watch to find out their fate.

“The song itself shines a light on the collective mental illness that our society seems to be infected with. Now more than ever, it’s so easy to lose ourselves in a false virtual reality that glorifies materialism and self-seeking satisfaction. We’ve become ironic memes of ourselves, social zombies lost in our devices, where tangible human interaction has become unnecessary and burdensome. We’re desensitized from only seeing others and ourselves through self-imposed filters. It’s time to wake up from the spell and look ourselves, and each other, in the eye.

“We are also extremely grateful to be a part of the ‘Half God, Half Devil’ Tour with our friends In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar. It’s an honor to be a part of this amazing package and share the stage with such great bands, and good friends, old and new. If there are still tickets available in your city, get them now, as shows have been selling out every night!”

†Headline Show
††w/ Avatar
†††Festival

April 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
April 23 – Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
† April 24 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
April 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 26 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
April 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
†† April 29 – Destin, FL – Club LA
††† April 30 – Summerville, SC – 98 Rockfest
May 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
May 03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
† May 04 – Akron, OH – The Empire Concert Club
May 05 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
† May 07 – Fayetteville, AR – Georges Majestic
† May 09 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi
† May 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

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Longhouse Streaming Full New Album “II: Vanishing”

Ottawa, ON doom metal trio Longhouse today offers up a full stream premiere of sophomore album “II: Vanishing,” which is due out digitally on Friday, April 14th (plus will be available on physical cassette via Sunmask Records in June).

“II: Vanishing” follows the band’s 2015 debut album “Earth from Water,” a spiritual odyssey into the perseverance of the human spirit and the lessons we can learn from the natural world.

Returning to Wolf Lake Studios to record with Mike Bond (Loviatar, Norilsk, Arms of the Girl) once again as producer and engineer, “II: Vanishing” continues the progression of that previous debut while retaining the band’s core sound of heavy, intricate riffs, splashed with a touch of post-metal to guide you on a dark and visceral journey spanning nearly 40 minutes over five tracks.

The band comments: “’II: Vanishing’ has a logical evolution that is evident in the composition, as well as production. I also think that fans should take a moment to reflect on some of themes that are threaded throughout the album. The bulk of my ideas musically and lyrically come from exploring Indigenous ways of knowing.

“I am Algonquin First Nations. My family’s community is Kitigan Zibi, outside of Maniwaki, QC. However, I grew up in the city, mostly detached from my culture. As a father, I have been trying to immerse myself in the stories, wisdom, and strength of our Elders, knowledge keepers and story tellers, so that I can pass that on to my daughters. Because this takes up so much space in terms of who I am, and who I am becoming, it plays a very large part in terms of influences I draw upon.”

1. Hunter’s Moon (8:38)
2. Vanishing (6:13)
3. Blood And Stone (5:57)
4. No Name, No Marker (7:59)
5. The Vigil (10:06)

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Sister launches video for “Endangered Species” online

– April 10th, 2017 –

The Swedish sleaze/punk influenced metal outfit known as Sister, who hail from Stockholm, Sweden, has been working hard during the last ten years earning the reputation of being one of the best live acts out there. Now, Sister has launched a new video for the song “Endangered Species”, taken off their latest album, Stand Up, Forward, March!. To watch “Endangered Species”, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=3sCl7D1H2CM

Sister‘s Cari Crow comments: “We went to the dirty streets of London to shoot the video for ‘Endangered Species’. The video touches the current mode in today’s rock n’ roll scene but also reflects the contrast of people living in large cities. We wanted to capture the raw reality and London was the right place to connect these two themes. We once again worked with Rene U Valdes and Greenworks Television and they really captured what we wanted to show.”

Last November, Sister released Stand Up, Forward, March!, their best and most direct approach yet! The album was recorded in the city of rock n’ roll – Upplands Vaasby, Sweden – by Sister and producer Jona Tee of H.E.A.T., mixed by Tobias Lindell (Avatar, Crash Diet, Mustasch, Europe, Hardcore Superstar, etc.) and mastered by Christian Schneider at Scandinavian Mastering. To preview and purchase Stand Up, Forward, March!, metalblade.com/sister

Sister live:
Apr. 13 – Jonkoping, Sweden – Bongo Bar
Apr. 28 – Oslo, Norway – All Is One Festival
Apr. 29 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Rockfest
Aug. 16-19 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze Festival
Sept. 3 – Sheffield, UK – HRH Sleaze

Sister line-up:
Jamie Anderson – vocals
Tim Tweak – guitars
Martin Sweet – bass
Cari Crow – drums

Sister online:
http://www.sisterofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/sisterband
https://www.instagram.com/sister_official

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Upheaval Wins Wacken Metal USA Boston Round

Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce Boston round 3 winner Upheaval. The band will now join previous round 1 and 2 winners Coffin Birth and Goblet at the city final being held on April 19th at Once Somerville.

Boston round 3 was held on Tuesday, March 29th along with other competing bands Lung Leather, Birnam Wood, Concilium. The winners of the Boston final will join Philadelphia round winners Power Theory and Corpse Hoarder at the national final (city and date to be determined). Remaining rounds are as follows:

Boston, MA
Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Round 1 Winner – Coffin Birth
Round 2 Winner – Goblet
Round 3 Winner – Upheaval
+ Wild Card Band To Be Determined

National Final (city and date to be determined):
Power Theory (Philadelphia Winner)
Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia Winner)

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Longhouse Releasing New Album “II: Vanishing”

Ottawa, ON’s Longhouse came into being in 2013 when guitarist Marc Casey and bassist/vocalist Joshua Cayer turned a long-standing writing partnership into a full band with drummer Mike Hache, resulting in a circle of dark, riffy, heavy textured doom metal.

They released their debut album “Earth from Water” in 2015, a spiritual odyssey into the perseverance of the human spirit and the lessons we can learn from the natural world. In November 2016, Longhouse returned to Wolf Lake Studios to record with Mike Bond (Loviatar, Norilsk, Arms of the Girl) as producer and engineer for sophomore album “II: Vanishing.”

“’II: Vanishing’ has a logical evolution that is evident in the composition, as well as production. I also think that fans should take a moment to reflect on some of themes that are threaded throughout the album.” says vocalist / bassist Joshua Cayer. “The bulk of my ideas musically and lyrically come from exploring Indigenous ways of knowing. I am Algonquin First Nations. My family’s community is Kitigan Zibi, outside of Maniwaki, QC. However, I grew up in the city, mostly detached from my culture. As a father, I have been trying to immerse myself in the stories, wisdom, and strength of our elders, knowledge keepers and story tellers, so that I can pass that on to my daughters. Because this takes up so much space in terms of who I am, and who I am becoming, it plays a very large part in terms of influences I draw upon.”

Those influences can be heard in first single “No Name, No Marker,” a song written for the voiceless indigenous children who were abused and died while forced to attend residential schools in Canada and were buried in unmarked graves.

“II: Vanishing” will be unleashed digitally on April 14th via Bandcamp, with a physical cassette release June 2017 (date to be determined) via Sunmask Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hunter’s Moon (8:38)
2. Vanishing (6:13)
3. Blood And Stone (5:57)
4. No Name, No Marker (7:59)
5. The Vigil (10:06)

No Name, No Marker by Longhouse

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Days Of The Dead Fest 2017 Band Submissions Now Open

Halloween may be about putting on a costume and trick or treating around your city block, but in Red Deer, AB it’s about so much more. The rumors in the area describe a mass pilgrimage, a collective gathering from across Alberta and beyond, a zombie mosh pit coming alive.

Are the rumors true…? Well at the very least during the Days of The Dead Fest, a heavy metal music festival and costume party extravaganza takes over!

Founded in 2014 by local Red Deer resident and music scene contributor Justin Shadows of Shadows Productions, plus vocalist of Leave The Living, Days Of The Dead Fest celebrates the heavy sounds of metal, punk, and hardcore along with the ritual of transforming yourself in to another character during the Halloween weekend.

Shadows explains: “At first it was an excuse for a costume party with the bands I’ve developed friendships with, but has gradually changed into something that I feel Red Deer deserves to call its own. The crowds here are so supportive and I love giving them a gigantic event they can look forward to. Days of The Dead came to be because the first year we held it, the festival fell on the Day of the Dead – November 1st.”

Now in its 4th year, Days of The Dead has grown beyond the prior two day event hosting 15 bands to a three night reunion of friends, music fans, and a Halloween aficionados.

“I want it almost to feel like a family reunion, where you come and see friends you haven’t seen in a while and even if you’re new, you feel welcomed with open arms.” says Shadows.

This 2017 festivities will be held with over 30 bands on October 27th & 28th at The Vat for the 18+ shows and on the 29th an all ages event at the International Beer Haus.

Submissions from bands and support staff/volunteers for the 2017 edition are now open until April 1st. Email your info to shadowsproductionsrd[at]gmail.com and in the subject line have your band name & DOTD4 SUBMISSION. The festival organizers will review submissions after April 1st. Please submit the following:

*BANDS*
– Bio
– EPK or links to social media
– Links to your music
– Why should we consider you for the festival?
– Pay expectations

*SUPPORT STAFF*
In search of: Merchandise Crew, Experienced Stage Hands
– Relevant skills
– Previous Experience

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Soulrot Announces New Album “Nameless Hideous Manifestations”

In an endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on April 24th, Memento Mori is proud to present the debut full-length of Chile’s Soulrot, titled “Nameless Hideous Manifestations.”

Hailing from the city of Valparaíso, the band was formed by guitar player JL Olmos (Betrayed, ex-Micosis, ex-Gangrenous) circa 1993-1994 but was put to rest due to JL being involved in several other projects at the time. It wasn’t until 2013 that JL joined bass player/vocalist JH Wilschrey (Sadistic Murder, Acero Letal) and they both resuscitated Soulrot, manifesting an unquestionable inclination towards the death metal of yore.

1. Desde el Arrecife del Diablo…
2. Those Who Dwell in the Abyss
3. From My Grave
4. Ectoplasmic Revelations
5. Infertile Anti-Womb
6. This Putrid Canvas
7. Majestic Rot
8. Incorporeal Autopsy
9. Blackstone
10. Transfigured Through the Void

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Ghost Bath Announces North American Tour Dates

Atmospheric black metal crew Ghost Bath today confirms a North American spring headlining tour. Set to commence on April 14th and run through April 26th, support will be provided by Astronoid.

Ghost Bath will be touring in support of impending new full-length album “Starmourner,” set for release on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

“This will be our first tour in support of the album,” comments vocalist/ mastermind Nameless. “We are all excited to play new material and will have the new record available as well as all new merch. We played with Astronoid last year and know that this package is something special. Hope to see you all there.”

w/ Amigo The Devil:
3/01/2017 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
3/03/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/04/2017 Metro – Baltimore, MD
3/05/2017 Revolution – Amityville, NY
3/07/2017 The Met – Providence, RI
3/08/2017 Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
3/09/2017 Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
3/10/2017 House Cafe – Dekalb, IL
3/11/2017 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
End Tour

w/ Astronoid:
4/14/2017 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
4/15/2017 TBA – Regina, SK
4/16/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
4/17/2017 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
4/18/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA
4/19/2017 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
4/20/2017 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
4/21/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2017 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
4/23/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
4/25/2017 Marquis – Theater Denver, CO
4/26/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

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Rozamov Streaming “This Mortal Road” Title Track

Boston doom metal trio Rozamov has released the opening and title track to debut full-length, “This Mortal Road,” as the album is prepared for release through Battleground Records and Dullest Records in March.

Rozamov states: “‘This Mortal Road’ encapsulates what this album is all about, which is why it’s the title track. We wrote the album during the snowiest winter in Boston history, making life in the city just a constant draining struggle. It was a really intense time to live in New England, and the cold and isolation of that winter worked its way into the riffs and the lyrics, giving the record the feel of a long and intense journey. This song is the start of that journey.”

The crushing production was recorded and mixed by Jon Taft at New Alliance Audio, and mastered by Nick Z at New Alliance East Mastering, then finalized with photography by Andrew Weiss and layout by Matt Martinez.

“This Mortal Road” will see release March 3rd on vinyl through Battleground Records, on CD and cassette through Dullest Records, and digitally through the band. Rozamov will begin a U.S. tour at a record release show in Allston, Massachusetts the day “This Mortal Road” is issued. Catch the band live:

3/03/2017 O’Briens – Allston, MA *record release show
3/08/2017 The Well – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hush
3/09/2017 The Depot – Baltimore, MD w/ Hush
3/10/2017 25 Watt – Richmond, VA w/ Hush
3/11/2017 Star Bar – Atlanta, GA
3/12/2017 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
3/13/2017 Shantytown Pub – Jacksonville, FL
3/15/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Weedeater
3/18/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest
3/19/2017 Zombies – Amarillo, TX
3/20/2017 Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
3/21/2017 Yucca Taproom – Tempe, AZ
3/22/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
3/24/2017 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
3/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/26/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
3/27/2017 Bar Bar – Denver, CO
3/28/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/29/2017 Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/30/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH

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Metal Allegiance Posts “Pledge Of Allegiance” Live Video

Metal Allegiance recently gathered at the City National Grove of Anaheim for an unforgettable tribute to our fallen heroes.

Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH as well as sponsored by Loudwire, Monster Energy and Musician’s Institute, the night was filled with many special performances as well as an appearance and early birthday celebration for Ray Burton.

Today, the band releases an exclusive 360 video of the opening song of the night, “Pledge Of Allegiance.” This night marked the first time in a year that the core four, David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy have played together.

They shared the stage with Mikkey Dee, Vinny Appice, Richie Faulkner, Mike Inez, Eddie Hermida, Arejay Hale, Carla Havey, Chris Jericho, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Gary Holt, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, and Billy Sheehan.

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