Candiria Announces “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” 20th Anniversary Tour

Candiria will be hitting the road for a spate of headline dates commemorating 20-plus years of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Beyond Reasonable Doubt.”

The tour kicks off on April 20 in Long Island and will feature support from Cleric on most dates. The trek will take the band through the Northeast and the Midwest. It also includes an appearance at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. The band will also play two shows supporting Killswitch Engage. Additional dates will be added and all confirmed dates are below.

The band has crafted a special set list for the tour to celebrate the definitive “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” album. At the shows, Candiria will also be selling a special Collector’s Edition of “Beyond Reasonable Doubt.” This version is packed with memorabilia and imagery from the period in which the band was writing, recording, and supporting the album. It also boasts newly revised artwork, audio taken from the original 1997 masters, and a forward by original drummer Ken Schalk.

Additionally, vocalist Carley Coma has also launched a series of videos for the band’s latest album “While They Were Sleeping.” The series dives deep into the story behind the album’s concept. New videos for each track are revealed in sequence each week. The latest clip, for the eighth track on the album “The Whole World Will Burn,” can be seen here:

Here are the latest Candiria Tour Dates with Cleric, except where noted:

4/20 — Amityville, NY — Revolution Bar & Music Hall (No Cleric)
4/21 — Worcester, MA — New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (No Cleric)
4/26 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom (With Killswitch Engage + Hatebreed)
4/27 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
4/29 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
5/03 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance (With Killswitch Engage, The Word Alive)
5/04 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Smiling Moose
5/05 — Lansing, MI — Mac’s Bar
5/06 — Toledo, OH — Frankie’s
5/07 — Chicago, IL — Reggie’s

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Life Of Agony West Coast Mini-Tour Announced

Life Of Agony will be touring the West Coast for their first run of club shows out that way in over a decade. Below’s where they will play:

05/16 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
05/18 Anaheim, CA – Parish at House Of Blues
05/19 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By brick

Other dates the band have booked include:

04/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
04/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
04/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal And Hardcore Festival‘)
05/16 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
05/18 Anaheim, CA – Parish at House of Blues
05/19 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
07/13 Mansfield, OH – INKcarceration Festival
06/15 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock Festival
06/16 Gräfenhainichen, Germany – With Full Force Festival

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Within The Ruins To Part Ways With Frontman Tim Goergen – Replacement Announced

Within The Ruins part ways with vocalist Tim Goergen in the light of his “recent and ongoing health issues.” The split is described as amicable with Steve Tinnon (supposedly formerly of Silence The Messenger, etc.) planned to replace him. Within The Ruins will be playing two final shows with Goergen and issued the below statement on that matter:

“Hey everyone, Joe here with some news for you all. Within the Ruins and Tim have decided to part ways due to some recent and ongoing health issues. This is a tough one for all of us, and as saddened as we are to no longer have Tim with us, a new chapter begins. Tim will be passing the torch to our good friend Steve Tinnon and we are extremely excited for the future of this band. We’d like to invite you all to Tim‘s final two shows with us.

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY at Kingsland
April 21st- Worcester, MA at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest

– Tim
Hello my friends, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce my departure from Within The Ruins. I want to be very clear that this split is mutual and I have nothing but love for my brothers and vise versa. I am at a point in my life that won’t allow me to tour anymore, and touring is a huge part of this band. It breaks my heart, but it is what it is. Over the last ten years I have had the absolute privilege/pleasure to tour the world and record 5 amazing releases with the most driven and talented musicians on the fucking planet.

These guys are more than just friends and bandmates, they are my brothers. Through ups and downs, lineup changes, a van flip that nearly killed us, and countless beers/good times we are bonded forever. These experiences, memories, and friends I’ve made along the way are things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I ask that you all continue to support my guys just as you always have while I was in the band.

Thank you to our manager Scott Lee and Entertainment One / Goodfight for always having our backs and keeping our best interest in mind. Thank you to my friends, family, and my woman for supporting me while I lived out my dream. And of course I would like to thank our fans for their undying support and love. You guys kept me pushing forward the whole time.

I want to be clear that I am not done making music, so keep an eye out for projects from me in the future. I am excited for what lies ahead and am ready for this new chapter in my life.

Let’s get fucking crazy one more time!

– Steve Tinnon
I am very excited to announce that I am now singing for Within The Ruins! These guys have been great friends to me and my previous band for nearly a decade, and after two years of no longer touring or being in a band I’ve been given a second chance to do what I love again. I want to thank Tim for giving me his blessing on this moving forward. I’ve got big shoes to fill and I won’t let you down! I’m extremely honored to be part of a group of such talented musicians, and I can’t wait to start this next chapter of the band’s career. See you all soon!

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1653635?utm_medium=bks

April 21st- New England Metal and Hardcore festival tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1632374

VIP and General Admission tickets:
https://soundrink.com/#/festival/2018-nemhf“

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Candiria debuts series of “While They Were Sleeping” album concept videos

– January 26th, 2018 –

Confirm New England Metal and Hardcore Fest appearance

Vocalist Carley Coma of Candiria has launched a new series of videos for the band’s latest album While They Were Sleeping. The series will go in depth into the story behind the concept of the album. The first video is for track #1, the title track, and is streaming on YouTube HERE. New videos for each track will be launched in sequence in the coming weeks.

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Since their inception in 1992, Candiria has 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.com 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

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03/08 New York, NY Gramercy Theater Blacklight Media Records showcase
04/21 Worcester, MA New England Metal and Hardocre Fest
04/26 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom w/ Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed
05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance w/ Killswitch Engage & The Word Alive

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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:
http://www.byzantinemetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/ByzantineWV
http://www.youtube.com/ByzantineTV
http://www.instagram.com/officialbyzantine

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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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