Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live DVD – new Throwback Thursday video of the week!

– April 20th, 2017 –

In celebration of Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary, a recently digitized video from the archives will be launched every Thursday on the label’s official YouTube channel. These videos have never been officially uploaded by the label, and some are not currently available anywhere else online. Previous Throwback Thursday videos include classic cuts from Lizzy Borden, Candlemass, Nevada Beach, Skrew, and more. Watch the latest video and more at the official YouTube playlist.

This week’s installment a full DVD! Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live in Worcester, MA was shot live at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in 2007 and features performances from Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, God Dethroned, Job for a Cowboy, The Red Chord, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, and more, plus some additional behind the scenes interviews and backstage footage. Limited copies of the DVD are still available via Indiemerch HERE.

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The Convalescence Signs With Unique Leader Records

Ohio death metal/deathcore unit The Convalescence is the latest addition to the Unique Leader Record roster for the release of an as-yet-untitled full-length later this year.

Delivering brutal riffs and dark imagery, the Toledo-born six-piece was forged in 2011 and has since made a mark on the underground metal scene performing over 400 shows across the United States and Europe including appearances on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Rock Fest, West Coast Death Fest, SXSW, and many more.

The band is currently wrapping up a tour with Otep and will unleash a fifth studio album via Unique Leader in the coming months. Comments The Convalescence in a collective statement: “We are very proud to be a part of the Unique Leader Records roster for the release of our upcoming album. This is by far our heaviest and, in our opinion, hands down the best album we’ve done so far. We couldn’t ask for a better label to work with for this release. Keep an eye out for big things happening in the near future.”

In related news, The Convalescence will serve as support to Testament, Sepultura, and Prong on an upcoming U.S. tour from April 6th and through April 24th. The band’s fifteen-date trek includes a stop at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

4/06/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/07/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
4/08/2017 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
4/09/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
4/10/2017 House OF Blues – New Orleans, LA
4/12/2017 House Of Blues – Tampa, FL
4/13/2017 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/14/2017 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/15/2017 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
4/16/2017 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
4/19/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
4/21/2017 The Palladium @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
4/22/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
4/23/2017 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
4/24/2017 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

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Byzantine releases album update video

– December 12th, 2016 –

Reveals title for upcoming sixth full-length

Photo credit: J.phot0

West Virginian groove metal outfit Byzantine has finished recording their upcoming sixth full-length, and Metal Blade Records debut: The Cicada Tree. Set to be released in spring 2017, The Cicada Tree was recorded at 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach, SC with producer and engineer Jay Hannon. To view a video update from the band, regarding this new album, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=fuoMfJni0WU

Chris Ojeda (vocals, rhythm guitar) comments: “‘The Cicada Tree‘ represents 16 years of a heavy metal band thriving completely underground. Byzantine has been on a slow burn since 2000, constantly crafting our brand of heavy metal and now, with the support of Metal Blade Records, we will finally get a chance to showcase our music on a bigger stage.”

Byzantine was formed in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Chris Ojeda and former guitarist Tony Rohrbough. After releasing three albums via Prosthetic Records, touring with Lamb of God, playing the main stage of New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and receiving much praise from fans and media alike, the band abruptly called it quits in early 2008 – but it wasn’t long before the metal community demanded their return. In 2012, a reinvigorated Byzantine reunited with their seminal line-up, and consequently delivered two highly praised albums, which were crowd-funded through Kickstarter and Pledge Music and self-released. Now, after having been an independent artist since 2013, Ojeda and his crew are back with a new record deal, poised to dominate the scene once again with The Cicada Tree.

Stay tuned for more news about The Cicada Tree coming soon!

Byzantine online:
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Byzantine to play select USA shows this summer, starting tomorrow

– June 23rd, 2016 –

New video for “Justinian Code” launched via MetalSucks.net

West Virginian groove metal outfit Byzantine will play select USA shows this summer, before the group enters the studio to record their Metal Blade Records debut and follow-up to 2015′s To Release Is to Resolve. The run of performances begins tomorrow (June 24th) in Johnson City, TN; see below for all dates!


Byzantine tour dates
June 24 – Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
July 8 – 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
July 9 – Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
July 22 – Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
July 23 – The Vclub – Huntington, WV

Byzantine has also launched a new video today for the track “Justinian Code”, taken from 2015′s To Release Is to Resolve. To watch the clip, please visit metalsucks.net.

Byzantine was formed in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Chris Ojeda and former guitarist Tony Rohrbough. After releasing three albums via Prosthetic Records, touring with Lamb of God, playing the main stage of New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and receiving much praise from fans and media alike, the band abruptly called it quits in early 2008 – but it wasn’t long before the metal community demanded their return. In 2012, a reinvigorated Byzantine reunited with their seminal line-up, and consequently delivered two highly praised albums, which were crowd-funded through Kickstarter and Pledge Music and self-released. Now, after having been an independent artist since 2013, Ojeda and his crew are back with a new record deal, poised to dominate the scene once again.

Stay tuned for more Byzantine news coming soon!

Byzantine online:
http://www.byzantinemetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/ByzantineWV
http://www.youtube.com/ByzantineTV
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Byzantine Signs With Metal Blade Records

West Virginian groove metal outfit Byzantine has signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. After releasing music independently over the last three years, the quartet is ready to unleash a sixth, currently-untitled album in early 2017 via this new label home.

Front-man, Chris “OJ” Ojeda had this to say about the band’s recent signing: “For the last few albums, we have operated outside the fringes of the music community by necessity. I had almost lost hope that we would ever have the chance to showcase our music to the world on a bigger stage. With the help of Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records, we feel like Byzantine has been given a 2nd chance to make our 1st impression. We are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to share our brand of heavy music with the world on the world’s best metal label!”

Byzantine was formed in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Chris Ojeda and former guitarist Tony Rohrbough. After releasing three albums via Prosthetic Records, touring with Lamb of God, playing the main stage of New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and receiving much praise from fans and media alike, the band abruptly called it quits in early 2008 – but it wasn’t long before the metal community demanded a return.

In 2012, a reinvigorated Byzantine reunited with the band’s seminal line-up, and consequently delivered two highly praised albums, which were crowd-funded through Kickstarter and Pledge Music. Now, after having been an independent artist since 2013, Ojeda and his crew are back with a new record deal, poised to dominate the scene once again.

In regards to Byzantine signing to Metal Blade Records, Jose Mangin (SiriusXM Liquid Metal) comments: “As the most massive supporter of Byzantine’s music since day one, we’ve known a secret that the rest of the world will NOW finally be able to realize, thanks to Metal Blade! The strength, raw talent, and absolute ease at which these West Virginians shred is a thing to experience, and it’s just a matter of time before they rise the ranks to become one of Metal’s elite!”

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Great American Ghost Kicking Off Tour, Posts “Misery” Video

Embarking on a full U.S. tour this week, Boston’s Great American Ghost has launched a new music video for its song “Misery,” taken off latest album “Everyone Leaves.”

Great American Ghost’s touring begins with a slot supporting Unearth, Ringworm, Fit For An Autopsy, and Culture Killer.

The band also meets up with Bury Your Dead and On Broken Wings for three Texas shows, and concludes the month-long run with an appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Full dates are available after the video below.

Unearth, Ringworm, Fit For An Autopsy, Culture Killer, Great American Ghost:
Mar 18 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar 19 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
Mar 20 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Mar 21 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Mar 22 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Mar 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
Mar 24 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Mar 25 – Ft Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
Mar 28 – Reno, NV @ PB&J’s
Mar 29 – San Jose, CA @ Catalyst Club
Mar 30 – Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp
Mar 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
Apr 1 – Upland, CA @ Grizzly Den

Apr 2 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate and Sound
Apr 3 – Tempe, AZ @ Fiftyonewest
Apr 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Soundstage
Apr 6 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Apr 7 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Boneshakers

Bury Your Dead, On Broken Wings, Great American Ghost:
Apr 8 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Apr 9 – Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr 10 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West

Apr 12 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Apr 13 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit
Apr 14 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Apr 15 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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Allegaeon Plans To “Get Rekt” On New Tour

Colorado’s Allegaeon will be back on the road in March with appearances at SXSW, Texas Independence Fest, and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

The “Get Rekt” tour begins on March 18th, and all of the currently confirmed dates can be found in the list below.

The dates are part of Allegaeon’s continuing campaign in support of “Elements of the Infinite” (reviewed here).

03/18 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar – SXSW

Tour w/ Product of Hate
03/21 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/22 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
03/23 Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline Sports Lounge
03/24 Van Nuys, CA White Oak Music Hall
03/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
03/26 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
03/27 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
03/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/29 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/04 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
04/06 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre w/ The Agonist
04/07 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s w/ The Agonist
04/08 Merriam, KS Aftershock
04/10 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/12 Austin, TX Empire Control Room and Garage – Texas Independence Festival
04/14 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ The Agonist
04/15 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater w/ The Agonist
04/16 Westland, MI The Token Lounge w/ The Agonist
04/17 Clifton Park, NY Trickshots w/ The Agonist
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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Between the Buried and Me returns to the road in April with The Atlas Moth!

– February 3rd, 2015 –

By the time fans in the United States see Between the Buried and Me live this April, they will have completed their brand new album. The album will see a release later this summer, but fans will be able to experience the band live beginning April 5 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel through April 19 in Lancaster, PA at The Chameleon. The tour includes appearances at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and Texas Independence Fest. Joining Between the Buried and Me on this tour will be Chicago, IL’s The Atlas Moth. The confirmed list of dates are below, as well as on betweentheburiedandme.com.

Tickets for New England Hardcore and Metal Festival are on sale now at metalandhardcorefestival.com, and Texas Independence Fest tickets are available on ticketfly.com.

Follow the members of Between the Buried and Me online:
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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
02/19 – Monterrey, MX – La Escena
02/20 – Guadalajara, MX – C3 Stage
02/21 – Mexico City, MX – Lunario
Tour w/ The Atlas Moth
04/05 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/06 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
04/08 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
04/09 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin Wolf
04/10 – Austin, TX – Texas Independence Fest
04/11 – Dallas, TX – Atomic Music Festival
04/13 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
04/14 – St Louis, MO – The Ready Room
04/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
04/17 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
04/18 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
04/19 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
End Tour
06/11-14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival

Between the Buried and Me released “Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium” their first ever blu ray video on September 30th, 2014, via Metal Blade Records. The feature length studio performance with behind the scenes and interviews debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart, besting new releases from both Dream Theater and YES. The video is also available on DVD and via digital retailers. Upon its release in 2012,”The Parallax II: Future Sequence” became the band’s highest Billboard Top 200 chart debut of their career at #22.

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Discourse Streaming New Track “Time Pries”

Now just days from hitting via Closed Casket Activities, a new track has been shed from Discourse’s debut LP, “Sanity Decays,” with the premiere of “Time Pries” playing below, courtesy of Blow The Scene.

The previously posted song “Cure” can also be heard over at this location. “Sanity Decays” features ten vigorous tracks from the Columbia, South Carolina-based hardcore outfit with a refreshing hybrid of jagged hardcore recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago. You can also see the band live:

2/04/2015 The Forge – Birmingham, AL w/ Blistered
2/05/2015 Corcosa House – Memphis, TN
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY w/ Blistered @ Mid West Blood Fest
2/08/2015 The Livery – Dayton, OH w/ Blistered
2/09/2015 Cafe Coco – Nashville, TN w/ Blistered
2/10/2015 TBA – Chattanooga, TN w/ Blistered
4/17/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

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Oath Releases “Sorrow Society” Music Video

Oath has a new music video out for the track “Sorrow Society,” which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“We wrote this song about how when you turn on the TV, or open up a newspaper in America, you’re constantly subjected to a barrage of violence, plague, war, death, and hatred.

“This is shoved down our throats throughout the media every single day by the people that the public seem to idolize. However, no one is satisfied until they’re able to spew their own opinions on the matter, which ultimately just creates a chain reaction of more conflict and judgement.”

The band also just announced a performance on the third day of the seventeenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

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