Rivers of Nihil to kick off “Devastation On The Nation” USA tour with Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth and more tomorrow

– May 18th, 2017 –

Band to host live stream of rehearsal today on Facebook at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the “Devastation On The Nation” tour tomorrow (May 19th). The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom at select shows. See below for all dates!

Before the tour kick-off, Rivers Of Nihil will be rehearsing today (May 18th) live on Facebook. Fans are welcome to tune in at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT at: facebook.com/riversofnihil

Rivers Of Nihil “Devastation On The Nation” tour dates
w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom:

5/19 – Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21 – Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24 – Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28 – The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29 – The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/1 – Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/2 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/3 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/4 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/5 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/6 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/7 – The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/8 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/9 – The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of 2015′s Monarchy, which was hailed as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com). Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil‘s debut, The Conscious Seed of Light – this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

To preview and purchase this conceptual masterpiece, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Dischordia Updates “Demon Moon” U.S. Tour Schedule

Fresh off the recently concluded “Wastelands” tour, progressive death metal trio Dischordia has now finalized a second string of 2017 live dates dubbed the “Demon Moon” tour.

The band is eager to keep the momentum going after releasing 2016 album, “Thanatopsis,” with shows now confirmed throughout late June and early July.

Dischordia guitarist Keeno comments on the band’s growth and goals: “‘Thanatopsis’ has been really well received, better than we had hoped honestly. We are excited to get out West again and break in a new state!”

June 22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
June 23 – Denver, CO @ Bar Bar
June 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
June 26 – Long Beach, CA @ Blacklight District Lounge
June 27 – Bakersfield, CA @ TBD
June 28 – Ventura, CA @ The Tavern
June 29 – San Diego, CA @ The Bancroft
June 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Tavern
July 01 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Armory
July 02 – Amarillo, TX @ Zombiez

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Rivers Of Nihil Gears Up For Devastation Of The Nation 2017 Tour Dates

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the Devastation On The Nation tour this Friday.

The trek will commence on May 19th in Manchester, New Hampshire and ravage its way through twenty-three cities, coming to close on June 11th in Montreal, Quebec. The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom.

w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom

5/19/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20/2017 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2017 Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26/2017 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29/2017 The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

6/01/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/02/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/04/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/05/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/06/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/07/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/08/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/09/2017 The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC

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Byzantine launches concussion-inducing video for new single, “New Ways to Bear Witness”

– May 17th, 2017 –

Featuring Skeletonwitch’s Dustin Boltjes

New album, ‘The Cicada Tree’, now available for pre-order

On July 28th, Byzantine will release their new album, The Cicada Tree, via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. 16 years underground, it’s finally time for the world to hear Byzantine! For a first preview of The Cicada Tree, a new video for the single “New Ways to Bear Witness” (featuring a cameo by Skeletonwitch‘s Dustin Boltjes, as well as ex-Byzantine drummer Matt Wolfe) has been launched online. Directed/edited by Holly Siders, the filming of “New Ways to Bear Witness” resulted in Chris “OJ” Ojeda (vocals, rhythm guitar) suffering a concussion. OJ comments about the experience:

“So, we came up with an idea of having our old drummer do a cameo appearance in the music video. Matt Wolfe left the band right before we signed with Metal Blade and had occupied the drum seat for the last 12 years. We felt it was a perfect opportunity to let fans know that we still love Matt and he’s still welcome and important to our band. What’s the best way to have an ousted band member make a cameo? To hit me with a vehicle, of course!
We set up the scene and did about 5 or 6 takes of Wolfe hitting me with the vehicle and me rolling off the vehicle. I didn’t know until we wrapped shooting the next day that something was wrong and had a very hard time driving home. I contacted an ER doctor friend of mine who told me I needed to come see him ASAP. After a CT Scan and an EKG, he let me know I had a standard sports type concussion from repeatedly hitting my head during the video shoot. I got 3 days off work and a cool story out of it! Rock!”

To watch “New Ways to Bear Witness”, please visit: metalblade.com/byzantine – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black 2LP + etching (limited to 150 copies – USA exclusive)
–peach orange marbled 2LP + etching (limited to 350 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear pastel rose 2LP + etching (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

In conjunction with PledgeMusic, The Cicada Tree can also be pre-ordered at: pledgemusic.com/projects/byzantine2017 – where you can reserve your copy of the album, signed material from the band, apparel, and more.

To state that The Cicada Tree is “classic Byzantine” in no way implies that this is an album solely rooted in the band’s past. Certainly, all of the hallmarks that have made their sound so compelling for close to two decades are present and correct: muscular yet lithe riffs and fluid leads play against gripping, dynamic and at times unpredictable rhythms, while rich melodies and lyrics that are both involved and intelligent wind their way through every track. But, once more, the groove metal unit has continued their steady evolution – the interplay between their members organic and natural, imbuing the record’s sixty-two-minute running time with a freshness and urgency. Founding member Chris “OJ” Ojeda states, “The first few albums, you’re trying to find your sound, and sometimes you tend to not see the forest for the trees. Now, on album number six, it seems a calmness took hold during the songwriting process, possibly from just having more confidence in our sound. At this point, our fans expect us to experiment and push our boundaries, which is an extremely liberating feeling.”

The Cicada Tree track-listing
1. New Ways to Bear Witness
2. Vile Maxim
3. Map of the Creator
4. Dead as Autumn Leaves
5. Trapjaw
6. The Subjugated
7. Incremental
8. The Cicada Tree
9. Verses of Violence
10. Moving in Stereo (The Cars cover)
11. Servitude (Fishbone cover)

Byzantine tour dates (headlining shows)
July 29 – Charleston, WV – The V Club
Aug. 4 – Akron, OH – Musica
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Aug. 19 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
Sept. 1 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
Sept. 2 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

Byzantine tour dates
w/ Sacred Reich

Sept. 14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s w/ Yidhra
Sept. 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Sept. 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 22 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Sept. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sept. 30 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar w/ Slim
Oct. 1 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box

Byzantine online:
http://www.byzantinemetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/ByzantineWV
http://www.youtube.com/ByzantineTV
http://www.instagram.com/officialbyzantine
http://twitter.com/byzantinewv

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Weapönizer Signs With 20 Buck Spin To Release “Lawless Age”

20 Buck Spin has recruited Denver’s unrestrained metal outfit Weapönizer for the June 30th release of second LP, “Lawless Age.” The label today issues a warning shot from the album, titled “Hellbound.” Stay tuned for more audio assaults to arrive in the coming weeks. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Malefactor
2. Hellbound
3. Vulture
4. Rattenkrieg
5. Lawless Age
6. Gangrene
7. Iron Clan Exiles
8. Temple Of The Iron Skull
9. World War 2 [English Dogs cover]

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Gloom Debuts New Song “Perseus” From Upcoming New Album “Solaris”

DC metal band Gloom debuts a new song entitled “Perseus”, taken from the upcoming full-length debut “Solaris”, which will meet a June 02nd release date through eOne Music/Lifeblood Inc..

Check out now “Perseus” below.

Gloom is about to head out on the “Devastation Of The Nation Tour” with Cryptopsy, Rivers Of Nihil and more. Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge and Seeker will also appear on select dates of that trek. Check out all dates below:

“Devastation Of The Nation Tour” with Cryptopsy, Rivers Of Nihil, Gloom:

With Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage & The Kennedy Veil:

05/19 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
05/20 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/21 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/22 Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots
05/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
05/24 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest (Cryptopsy & Decrepit Birth only)
05/26 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
05/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/28 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
05/29 Laredo, TX – The Cold Brew

With Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage, Visceral Disgorge & Seeker:

05/30 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/31 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
06/01 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar (no Cryptopsy)
06/02 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
06/03 Upland, CA – Gideon’s Hall
06/04 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

With Visceral Disgorge & Seeker:

06/05 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/07 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
06/08 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06/09 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
06/10 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
06/11 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Électrique

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American Standards Gears Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Chaotic hardcore band American Standards recently released new 8-track album “Anti-Melody” and in support will be heading out on tour next week. Dates and venues are as follows:

5/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot
5/20 – Amarillo, TX @ Tribal Asylum
5/21 – Tulsa, OK @ Savage Space
5/22 – Fort Smith, AR @ Planet Zero
5/23 – Memphis, TN @ RockHouse Live
5/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Bubba Spins Flop House
5/25 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
5/26 – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music
5/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
5/28 – Reno, NV @ Sparks Lounge

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Beastmaker Releases “Evil One” Video

Beastmaker’s upcoming album “Inside The Skull” is set for release next Friday, May 19th, via Rise Above Records. Today the band releases a new video for “Evil One” – check it out below.

“Inside The Skull” is not just a muscular hymn to the glory days of heavy metal’s genesis and early prosperity: this is a vital, virile and venomous slab of creative but spiritually pure doom devastation. You can catch Beastmaker live with Zakk Sabbath on these dates:

5/17: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St*
5/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Theatre*
5/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
5/22: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Nola*
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing*
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
6/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

* Headline Show

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Arkona Kicking Off North American Tour Dates With Sirenia

Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall. This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona and is also Sirenia’s first ever North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Anton of Arkona on what fans can expect on tour: “For our Anniversary set list we have chosen the songs, which we never played in North America before, from each of 7 albums we released. These songs are very well describing our 15th year path. Also we added 2 new songs from our upcoming album, which we are going to record right after out return from the tour. And of course our well known hits will not be forgotten!”

Morten of Sirenia added: “We are very excited about touring North America for the first time. It’s something that we wanted to do for years and years. This time it will finally happen. A special thanks to our fans supporting this project via our pledge campaign, together we made this happen. See you in the US and Canada in a few days. First show in NYC on the 13th of May already. Be ready, ’cause we sure are!”

5/13: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/14: Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
5/15: Quebec City, QC @ L’anti
5/16: Montreal, QC @ L’astral
5/17: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/18: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
5/20: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5/21: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/23: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
5/25: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/27: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pranksters
5/28: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
5/29: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club
5/30: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall

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Candiria releases video for “While They Were Sleeping” recorded live at Spaceman Sound

– May 10th, 2017 –

Band commandeers Warped Tour social media all day today (May 10)

Musical and heavy metal alchemists Candiria have premiered a video for the title track from their new album and Metal Blade debut While They Were Sleeping, out now. Watch the clip, recorded live at Spaceman Sound, here: youtube.com/watch?v=6AwFSRHdrgU. The intimate footage truly puts the viewer in Candiria‘s orbit.

Fans can find additional exclusive Candiria content as part of the ongoing “90 Days to Warped” promotion, leading up to the band’s appearance on this summer’s Warped Tour.

For today, May 10, fans can and should stay glued to Warped Tour’s social channels, all of which are posted below, for previously unreleased Candiria material.
Warped Tour online:
https://www.facebook.com/warpedtour
https://twitter.com/vanswarpedtour
http://officialwarped.tumblr.com
https://www.instagram.com/vanswarpedtour
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialwarpedtour

Since their inception in 1992, Candiria have been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest album, While They Were Sleeping, continues that legacy, with Pitchfork hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen.” To preview and purchase While They Were Sleeping, please visit: metalblade.com/candiria

Below are Candiria Warped Tour dates. Please note that Candiria joins the tour on June 21, which is the third date of Warped Tour.

Candiria tour dates:
June 21 – Albuquerque, NM
June 22 – Phoenix, AZ
June 23 – Las Vegas, NV
June 24 – Salt Lake City UT
June 25 – Denver, CO
June 27 – Nashville, TN
June 28 – Metairie, LA
June 29 – Atlanta, GA
June 30 – Orlando, FL
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL
July 2 – West Palm Beach, FL
July 4 – Wilmington, NC
July 6 – Charlotte, NC
July 7 – Camden, NJ
July 8 – Wantagh, NY
July 9 – Hartford, CT
July 10 – Scranton, PA
July 11 – Virginia Beach, VA
July 12 – Mansfield, MA
July 13 – Darien Center, NY
July 14 – Burgettstown, PA
July 15 – Holmdel, NJ
July 16 – Columbia, MD
July 18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 19 – Cincinnati, OH
July 20 – Noblesville, IN
July 21 – Auburn Hills, MI
July 22 – Tinley Park, IL
July 23 – Shakopee, MN
July 24 – Milwaukee, WI
July 26 – St. Louis, MO
July 27 – Bonner Springs, KS
July 28 – Dallas, TX
July 29 – San Antonio, TX
July 30 – Houston, TX
Aug. 1 – Las Cruces, NM
Aug. 4 – Mountain View, CA
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA
Aug. 6 – Pomona, CA

Candiria online:
https://www.facebook.com/candiria

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