Otep Target Trump And His Administration In New Single & Video “To The Gallows”

Otep debut a lyric video for their new track “To The Gallows“. It’s the first single to be launched from the group’s new album, “Kult 45“, out July 27th via Napalm Records. The song and clip calls out current U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.

Comments Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya of the song:

“Art is resistance. Art allows us to fightback without violence. This song, ‘To the Gallows‘, is meant to shine a light on Traitor Trump’s attacks on the Constitution, on Healthcare, on the LGBTQ+, the African American, Hispanic and Muslim communities, DREAMERS, and women’s reproductive rights.

Not to mention that this spurious President might have committed just a little bit of light treason, but this is why we rally, this is why we march, and this is why I write. Because when I look back someday I want to know that I did everything in my power as an artist, activist and citizen, to stop him and his bigoted embryonic autocracy.”

Says Shamaya further of her intent with the track and the album:

“For me this song is a reminder that Trump needs to be held accountable for his crimes and he also needs to be reminded that the American people are the ones that have the true power in this country, and I want people to remember that. My hope is not only does it give people the courage to stand strong but it also gives them an opportunity to feel connected and sing along and feel empowered. Who knows, maybe the next time a rally comes around or a rally needs to be made, they’ll be open to being part of it.”

Adding:

“It’s meant to provoke. I hope it does. I’ve never been afraid to stand by what I say. I don’t worry about what some of his supporters might say. I don’t think they’re necessarily gonna be fans of my music anyway simply because of who I am — a loud-mouthed lesbian radical who’s fighting for the working class. That’s not normally what people who support Trump are appreciative of. I just make sure I’m not just running off at the mouth without actually knowing something about what I’m upset about.”

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Gruesome Debut New NSFW Music Video For “Fatal Illusions”

Gruesome debut another new music video, the latest being more of a statement against mass shootings. The video is for their song “Fatal Illusions”. June 01st stands as the release date for the group’s new effort, “Twisted Prayers“, through Relapse Records.

Comments the band’s vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey (also of Exhumed) of the NSFW clip:

“‘Fatal Illusions‘ is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus and myself musically and it was a lot of fun to arrange everyone’s riffs while we put the song together. One of the coolest things about this new record, for me personally, is that the writing has become more and more of a team effort, which is invigorating and keeps things interesting for us.

When looking at ‘Spiritual Healing‘ for inspiration, one of the more depressing realizations that I came to as far as the lyrics, was that many of the topics that Death were addressing back in 1990 are still major issues today. As everyone knows, mass shootings have reached epidemic proportions in this country and we felt that it was a very ‘death metal’ appropriate topic to tackle.

This tune is more about the delusions that lead someone to commit this kind of violence; the mindset that would make someone take such a drastic and tragic course of action. Before anyone starts projecting their own politics on the song, this is not an anti or pro-gun song. This is an anti-mass shooting song. And if you think that there’s anything controversial about that, you can fuck right off.”

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(hed)p.e. Summer/Fall U.S. Tour Announced

(hed)p.e. announce an extensive late summer/early fall U.S. run that will take them across the country. Support acts for the tour have yet to be announced. You can find the dates below:

08/25 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
08/26 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08/27 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
08/28 St. Louis, MO – The Fubar
08/29 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
08/30 Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
08/31 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
09/01 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/02 Altus, OK – Red River Music Hall
09/04 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
09/05 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/06 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
09/08 Temecula, CA – The Boiler Room
09/09 Colton, CA – The Hub
09/10 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/13 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
09/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
09/15 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
09/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
09/17 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
09/18 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
09/19 St. Cloud, MN – Red Carpet
09/20 Duluth, MN – The Red Herring
09/21 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
09/22 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
09/23 Belvedere, IL – Apollo Theater
09/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/25 Madison, WI – The Annex
09/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/27 Toledo, OH – Frankies
09/28 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/29 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/30 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/01 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar And Music Hall
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/03 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/04 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
10/05 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
10/06 Fayetteville, NC – The Drunk Horse
10/07 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/08 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/09 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectables
10/10 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
10/11 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
10/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/13 Tyler, TX – Clicks
10/14 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Bar
10/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/19 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/20 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/21 Long Beach, CA – Gaslamp

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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte & Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto Beef Via Twitter

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte has fired back at Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto in a series of tweets and a YouTube video after Gregoletto reacted to Labonte‘s recent appearance on Infowars, in which Labonte argued against gun control.

Stick to this and not music @philthatremains https://t.co/A54v1tyGf0

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 21, 2018

This incited some Twitter beefing, that included the following tweets:

I’m just happy Paolo has time to let us know how great he is.

— Phil (@philthatremains) February 22, 2018

… and also some shots were fired to other Twitter users hinting at All That Remains‘ Garth Brooks cover:

Wait till you hear our country cover, Joe! Maybe you’ll like us then ??????.

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 22, 2018

I don’t know. Go make a YouTube video about it and let me know.

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 22, 2018

Phil Labonte took Paolo Gregoletto‘s proposition to heart, uploading the below video on YouTube, stating:

“So last night, Paolo from Trivium decided that he wanted to let me know that he didn’t like us, or he didn’t like All That Remains. And so he goes and talks some smack about singing, talks some smack about how great their last tour was. And their last tour did great numbers—to everyone involved, congratulations.

You guys had a great tour; it’s something to be proud of. But Paolo, nobody went to see that tour because Paolo was there. Nobody cares. If you weren’t there and it was some other dude, that tour would have done the same thing. You’re the third most important guy in a four-man band that changes their fourth member every couple of years. Everyone knows Trivium is Matt [Heafy vocalist/guitarist].

So jumping at me talking smack? Ain’t nobody calling you in the middle of the night saying, ‘Come save my tour’ [referring to the times Labonte has filled in for Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage.] You didn’t write the hits for Trivium. You’ve been riding coattails.

So here you go, Paolo. You wanted me to make a YouTube video about it? Here it is.”

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Senses Fail Debut New Track “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes”

Senses Fail debut “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes” from their upcoming new album, “If There Is Light, It Will Find You“. That effort is due for a February 16th release on Pure Noise Records.

Tells frontman Buddy Nielsen of the track:

“Over the years, I have lost a number of friends to drug addiction. This song addresses those losses and how I have tried to intervene in people’s addictions over the years. As someone who has battled addiction, I know that the change has to come from within.

While support and resources are very important, it is ultimately a decision that is on the person who is battling. So many of us in this country have a friend or loved one who has lost their battle, and I thought it was important to highlight that struggle.”

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GWAR Announce Australian Tour

– January 25th, 2018 –

Attention Human Scum!!!

Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!

The Blood of Gods Tour continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.

Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!

As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.

GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.

Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, GWAR has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.

GWAR‘s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humour and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.

This tour was a masterpiece of the bizarre, an epic telling of a collection of freakish fairy tales” – metalwani.com

GWAR April 2018 Tour Dates
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday December 21st, 10am
On Sale: Friday December 22nd, 10am (Local time)

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

Follow GWAR:
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GWAR Announce Australian Tour

– January 25th, 2018 –

Attention Human Scum!!!

Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!

The Blood of Gods Tour continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.

Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!

As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.

GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.

Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, GWAR has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.

GWAR‘s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humour and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.

This tour was a masterpiece of the bizarre, an epic telling of a collection of freakish fairy tales” – metalwani.com

GWAR April 2018 Tour Dates
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday December 21st, 10am
On Sale: Friday December 22nd, 10am (Local time)

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

Follow GWAR:
http://www.gwar.net
http://instagram.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
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GWAR Announce Australian Tour

– January 25th, 2018 –

Attention Human Scum!!!

Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!

The Blood of Gods Tour continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.

Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!

As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.

GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.

Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, GWAR has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.

GWAR‘s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humour and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.

This tour was a masterpiece of the bizarre, an epic telling of a collection of freakish fairy tales” – metalwani.com

GWAR April 2018 Tour Dates
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday December 21st, 10am
On Sale: Friday December 22nd, 10am (Local time)

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

Follow GWAR:
http://www.gwar.net
http://instagram.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
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Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament to support Slayer on the North American leg of the band’s final world tour

– January 23rd, 2018 –

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament, all bands who have close ties to and have shared the stage multiple times with the band over the years, will accompany Slayer on leg one, North America, of what will be its final world tour. The trek starts May 10 when a 26-date odyssey will have them crisscrossing the country, from San Diego to Toronto, Orlando to Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26; log onto slayer.net for all ticketing info.

If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…” – Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God

It’s truly an honor to be on Slayer’s final tour,” said Anthrax‘s Frank Bello. “Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die.

Well, well, well…the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. Behemoth will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, Behemoth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!” – Nergal, Behemoth

Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation.” – Chuck Billy, Testament

Dates for Slayer‘s final world tour, leg one, North America, are as follows:

MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AB
20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
22 Bell MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ

JUNE
01 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
02 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
04 Santander Arena, Reading, PA
06 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
07 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
09 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 VUHL Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre, Houston, TX
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
20 Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the “orange shitgibbon” himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. “We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us,” he states, “and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It’s going to be a rough year, but it’s going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

“The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule.”

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry’s new album, “AmeriKKKant,” the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.)

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