Ice Nine Kills Premiere New Video For “Merry Axe-Mas” From Latest Album “The Silver Scream”

Ice Nine Kills debut a new music video for their track “Merry Axe-Mas” off their latest full-length “The Silver Scream“. This song takes inspiration from the 1984 slasher film ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night‘.

States the band’s frontman Spencer Charnas:

“‘Silent Night, Deadly Night‘ is one of my all time favorite slasher flicks. In our song and video for, ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ I wanted to pay tribute to the film’s brilliant combination of sleaze, holiday cheer, absurdity, and vicious gore. Released in 1984 at the height of the ’80s slasher craze, the film’s axe wielding Santa marketing campaign threw uptight parents and the PC police into an unholy rage.”

“Angered families staged protests in front of theaters and PTA groups across the country petitioned for the film’s banishment. Tri Star Pictures subsequently caved and ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night‘ was pulled from theaters after only one week. However, all the negative publicity only fueled the forbidden fruit factor and the infamous film quickly gained cult status. This story just goes to show you that if you try and suppress something, it’s only more likely to rear its (decapitated) head.”

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Ministry Posts “We’re Tired Of It” Visualizer Video Online

Industrial-metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” with a full U.S. tour later this November, supported by synth-wave sensations Carpenter Brut. In anticipation of the trek the band has released a visualiser for the track “We’re Tired Of It,” below.

Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face AmeriKKKant’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today: the waning respect for the US Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and the mad man in the White House.

The tour dates are as follows:

11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

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Ministry Posts “We’re Tired Of It” Visualizer Video Online

Industrial-metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” with a full U.S. tour later this November, supported by synth-wave sensations Carpenter Brut. In anticipation of the trek the band has released a visualiser for the track “We’re Tired Of It,” below.

Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face AmeriKKKant’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today: the waning respect for the US Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and the mad man in the White House.

The tour dates are as follows:

11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

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Dee Snider Posts New Video, “American Made” Online

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has posted a new video online for the song, “American Made.” You can check it out below. The song comes from his latest solo album, “For The Love Of Metal,” which was released on July 27th through Napalm Records. Speaking about the song, Snider stated:

“I was watching the Olympics and couldn’t help but notice that no matter how ‘at each other’s throats’ we all appear to be politically these days, amazingly we are all unified when it comes to our country against another. It made me realize that countries are like dysfunctional families: we may argue and fight amongst each other (You should have seen the extended Snider family Christmas this year. People literally almost came to blows. On Christmas!?), but should someone dare attack any one of us and the entire family will band together against the aggressor. This goes for all countries. This song is a song on unification – recognizing that there is a very important something we all share and should be proud of: where we are from.”

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Jesus Piece To Tour Japan In December

Following the release their debut LP, Only Self, through Southern Lord in August, Philadelphia’s JESUS PIECE has now confirmed that they will travel to Japan for their first tour of the country in December. Check out all dates below:

JESUS PIECE – Only Self, Live In Japan:
12/15/2018 Garret – Tokyo Shibuya, JP
12/16/2018 Club Zion – Nagoya, JP
12/17/2018 Hokage – Osaka, JP
12/18/2018 Bushbash – Tokyo Koiwa, JP
12/19/2018 Antiknock – Tokyo Shinjuku, JP

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Not My Master Premiere New Song & Video “Acadence” From Brand New EP “Disobey”

Texas groove metal unit Not My Master premiere a new song entitled “Acadence”, taken from their brand new EP “Disobey”, which is out in stores now.

Check out now “Acadence” below.

Explains the band:

“I hope this song knocks people the fuck out. I feel like there’s some bad energy in our country. I don’t like it I’m not feeling it. We can’t blindly follow bullshit and tarnish the word patriotism. I am not here to just obey. Silence is acceptance.”

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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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