Red Fang Posts “Cut It Short” Video

Red Fang, which plays Rock on the Range today, adds to a growing canon of comedic clips by debuting the video for “Cut It Short” – check it out below.

Whitey McConnaughy directed the clip, continuing the partnership that birthed videos for “Wires,” “Prehistoric Dog,” “Hank Is Dead” and most recently “Shadows.” In the “Cut It Short” video, McConnaughy explores the inner dynamics of touring bands with hilarious accuracy.

Red Fang plays one additional North American date (May 26th at the Modified Ghost Festival II) before heading to Europe for a month of shows. The band resurfaces Stateside at Bumbershoot in September followed by a performance at Crucial Fest.

Catch these upcoming Red Fang 2017 tour dates:

May 19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 26 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival II
June 10 Guilford, UK Boileroom
June 11 Donnington, UK Download Festival
June 12 Lille, France L’Aeronef
June 14 Orleans, France Astrolabe
June 15 Lyon, France Epicerie Moderne
June 16 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 17 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
June 20 Vienna, Austria Flex
June 21 Orfu, Hungary Fishing on Orfu
June 23 Saarwellingen, Germany Saarmageddon Festival
June 24 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 25 Neuhausen, Germany Southside Festival
June 28 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
June 29 Nimjegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
July 1 Pratteln, Switzerland Fuzz Jam Festival
July 5 Biarritz, France Atabel
July 6 Viverio, Spain Resurrection Festival
July 8 Barcelona, Spain Razzamatazz 2
July 9 Ile du Gaou, France Pointu Festival
September 1 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest

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Heaven In Her Arms Releasing “White Halo” Album

“White Halo” is the third full-length record from Japan’s Heaven In Her Arms, and first with a proper state side release, coming July 7th, 2017.

Heaven In Her Arms combines post rock, hardcore, metal and early 90’s screamo into a complete package that is both stunning as it is adventurous. “White Halo” is being co-released by Translation Loss Records (U.S.), Daymare Recordings (In Japan), and Moment of Collapse (in Europe).

1. Ray Of Light At Dusk
2. Abyss Of The Moonbow
3. Forgivable Drown
4. Glare Of The End
5. Chain With Fetters
6. Entangled Torus
7. Turbid Fog

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Album Update, New Band Photo Revealed By Threshold

U.K. progressive metal act Threshold has issued an update on the upcoming new record and issued the first official picture of the new line-up featuring returning vocalist Glynn Morgan.

The band is currently at Thin Ice Studios in England putting the finishing touches on the new concept album “Legends Of The Shires.” The record is due for release through Nuclear Blast later this year and it will be the band’s first ever double album.

Karl Groom commented: “The music just would not stop flowing during the writing process. We decided that while the ideas were of a high standard, we would keep writing and are very excited by what we have.”

Threshold will be back on the road across Europe at the end of the year, kicking off in Athens on November 12th and rounding off with a homecoming show in London on December 10th. Glynn Morgan will also play guitar during the shows, which will include tracks from “Legends Of The Shires” as well as plenty of blasts from the past!

Confirmed live dates are:

12.11 GR Athens – Kyttaro Live Club
17.11 UK Pwllheli – HRH Prog

w/Damnation Angels, Day Six

28.11 NL Weert – De Bosuil
29.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
30.11. D Berlin – Lido
01.12. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
02.12. D Munich – Feierwerk
03.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
05.12. D Stuttgart – Club Cann
06.12. D Hanover – Musikzentrum
07.12. B Kortrijk – De Kreun
08.12. D Essen – Turock
09.12. NL Zoetermeer – Boerderij
10.12. UK London – O2 Islington Academy

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Hirax Posts European Tour Trailer

U.S. Bay Area thrash group Hirax recently announced upcoming summer tour dates in Europe alongside Raven and Kill Ritual kicking off on June 7th in Belgium.

Today, Hirax has unleashed a teaser video for the tour, which can be seen below. Catch these upcoming Hirax 2017 tour dates around the world:

w/ Raven and Kill Ritual
June 07 – Roeselare (BEL) “De Verlichte Geest”
June 08 – Essen (GER) “Turock”
June 09 – Hamburg (GER) “Bambi Galore”
June 10 – Rotterdam (NLD) “Baroeg”
June 11 – Tilburg (NLD) “Little Devil”
June 12 – Osnabruck (GER) “Bastard Club”
June 13 – Dresden (GER) “Chemiefabrik”
June 14 – Dornbirn (AUT) “Schlactaus”
June 15 – Florence (ITA) “Circus Club”
June 16 – Milan (ITA) “Blue Rose Club”
June 17 – Montbeliard (FRA) “Atelier des Môles”
June 18 – Hellfest (FRA)

29 – July Chicago, IL (USA) “Reggies”

w/ Sacred Reich
September 14th, Santa Ana, CA (USA) “The Observatory”
September 15th, Los Angeles, CA (USA) “The Roxy”

In Japan
10-11-12 February 2018 True Thrash Fest Osaka (JAPAN) “Osaka Esaka Muse”

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Comaniac Named As New Support Act For Metal Church’s European Tour

Heavy metal titans Metal Church will be touring Europe extensively next month in celebration of latest studio album “XI” (see review here), which was released last year via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Rat Pak Records in North America. After previous support Meshiaak was forced to cancel the tour due to parting ways with drummer Jon Dette, Metal Church has revealed Swiss thrashers Comaniac as the replacement.

Comaniac stated: “Wow, we are truly overwhelmed to join the amazing Metal Church on the European run in June. Besides being on tour with one of our favorite bands it’s also a huge honor to play in some legendary venues where we have attended the concerts of our favorite bands as fans. Those are exactly the moments you’re dreaming about when you start a band. We’re looking forward to seeing many new faces and we promise to kick your ass!”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

09 Jun – SWE, Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival*
10 Jun – DE, Bremen, Tivoli
11 Jun – NL, Eindhoven, Dynamo Club
12 Jun – DE, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
13 Jun – DE, Munich, Backstage
14 Jun – DE, Stuttgart, dasCann
16 Jun – BE, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting*
17 Jun – DE, Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
18 Jun – FR, Clisson, Hellfest*
20 Jun – UK, London, Underworld
21 Jun – UK, Glasgow, Audio
22 Jun – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2
23 Jun – IRE, Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
24 Jun – UK, Bristol, Thekla
26 Jun – GR, Thessaloniki, Eightball Club*
27 Jun – GR, Athens, Kyttaro Live*
30 Jun – ES, Barcelona, Rock Fest*
02 Jul – RUS, Moscow, Volta*
*Metal Church only

More Metal Church live dates:

02 Jun – USA, Portland, OR, Rock Hard PDX NEW!
03 Jun – USA, Tacoma, WA, Cultura Event Center NEW!
15 Jul – USA, Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
01 Aug – NO, Oslo, Sentrum Scene (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
02 Aug – DK, Copenhagen, Store Vega (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
05 Aug – FR, Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, Sylak Open Air
09 Aug – CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault
10 Aug – DE, Nuremberg, Hirsch
11 Aug – NL, Leeuwarden, Into the Grave
12 Aug – P, Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest
07 Sept – USA, Atlanta, GA, ProgPower USA XVIII

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Video Clip For New Song “To Erebor” Issued By Wind Rose

Italian folk/power metal band Wind Rose released a video clip for the new song “To Erebor.” The song appears on the third studio album “Stonehymn,” which drops on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

“Stonyhymn” was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Ancient Bards, Secret Sphere) and features the following track listing:

1. Distant Battlefields
2. Dance of Fire
3. Under the Stone
4. To Erebor
5. The Returning Race
6. The Animist
7. The Wolves’ Call (see lyric video here)
8. Fallen Timbers
9. The Eyes of the Mountain

Check out “To Erebor”:

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Cytotoxin Announces “Gammageddon” Album Release

During the night of April 26th, 1986, a world-changing accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. A catastrophic meltdown befell Reactor No. 4, resulting in core explosions and open-air fires. Copious quantities of radioactive materials and airborne isotopes were consequently dispersed into the atmosphere and surrounding lands.

The disaster has been widely regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power globally. As a result, Reactor No. 4 was destroyed and is being enclosed in a concrete and lead sarcophagus to prevent further escape of radioactivity. Large areas of Europe were affected by the accident, with the radioactive cloud spreading as far as Norway.

Moved by devastating consequences of the event, a German band called Cytotoxin pulverized the death metal world with its formation in 2010. Fast forward to today and its time for “Gammageddon.” Captured earlier this year again at Kohlekeller Studios, “Gammageddon” centers itself on the city of Pripyat. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, the city was founded on February 1970 as the ninth nuclear city — a type of closed city — in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl plant.

It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of nearly 50,000 by the time it was evacuated the day after the Chernobyl disaster. The city is now a ghost town, and “Gammageddon” serves as a soundtrack to the horrors leading to the evacuation with its unadulterated technical extremity.

“Gammageddon” will be released on CD and digital formats via Unique Leader Records on July 28th. Pre-orders will be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out “Radiatus Generis” below.

Notes the band of the track: “You all have had almost five years to prepare for the next radioactive fallout, but you may not be ready for such an overdose of extreme metal.This is brutal… this is frightening… this is Gammageddon!”

1. Radiatus Generis
2. Chaos Cascade
3. Gammageddon
4. Chernopolis
5. Deadzone Outpist
6. Redefiniing Zenith
7. Corium Era
8. Antigensis
9. Outearther
10. Sector Zero

Gammageddon by Cytotoxin

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Edu Falaschi Announces Live Performances With Angra Material

Five years after leaving Angra in 2012, internationally renowned Brazilian singer Edu Falaschi announces he will be performing songs from the band’s catalog as part of his newly launched solo career with plans to tour various countries.

Falaschi released his solo album “Moonlight” last year via Test your Metal Records. The album consists of acoustic versions of the most significant songs of his career with Angra and Almah. Falaschi comments:

“I’ve had many requests for concerts singing Angra! It’s natural since I was Angra’s lead singer for 12 years. Now Angra fans around the globe can have the chance to hear the Angra anthems performed by the original singer in an emotional and nostalgic experience that will bring back the good feelings from the golden years! I plan to perform first in South America and from there reach fans across USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.”

Edu Falaschi’s first concert will take place in Lima, Peru on May 23rd, where he will perform Angra’s classic album “Rebirth.”

Throughout his career Edu Falaschi has sold over 1 million albums, recorded 15 albums, along with several world tours that have included Japan, Europe, UAE and South America plus many important festivals like Wacken, Sweden Rock, Monsters of Rock, Rock in Rio, Progpower, Rock Machina, Gods of Metal, etc.

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Bison Unveils New Album “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient”

Vancouver metal band Bison makes a devastating return with brand-new album,”You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient.”

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd followed by a North American release on July 7th, the crushing new offering follows the 2014-issued “1000 Needles” EP and serves asa first full-length offering to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

“It was important that the songs fit together to tell a bit of a story,” relays guitarist and vocalist James Farwell, “a story of a new life and escaping the city, while still being tethered to it. Life is a constant fight, and though I have taken the fight to a more natural and beautiful place, that struggle persists. This is an album of daily living. It is for everyone.”

Bison’s “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient” was captured in the band’s hometown with long time friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders.

“I wanted to also steep myself in music that was not necessarily heavy in the obvious sense,” Farwell continues, “so I was listening to lots of blues while writing the album: Peter Green, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf. There was also lots of instrumental rock music playing on my long commutes to Vanceouver for work and rehearsals.”

“The new songs still sound like ‘us,’ whatever that means,” vocalist Dan And adds, “but we aren’t concerned with shying away from whatever influences creep up. The older we get and the longer we play together, the less we give a shit about trying to sound like anything in particular.”

1. Until The Earth Is Empty
2. Anti War
3. Drunkard
4. Kenopsia
5. Tantrum
6. Raiigin
7. Water Becomes Fire

Bison will embark upon a short run of Canadian dates next month with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. Currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/09/2017 The Palomino – Calgary, AB
6/10/2017 The Capitol – Saskatoon, SK
6/11/2017 The Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/12/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/13/2017 The Vat – Red Deer, AB
6/14/2017 Brixx – Edmonton, AB
6/16/2017 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC

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Bison Unveils New Album “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient”

Vancouver metal band Bison makes a devastating return with brand-new album,”You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient.”

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd followed by a North American release on July 7th, the crushing new offering follows the 2014-issued “1000 Needles” EP and serves asa first full-length offering to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

“It was important that the songs fit together to tell a bit of a story,” relays guitarist and vocalist James Farwell, “a story of a new life and escaping the city, while still being tethered to it. Life is a constant fight, and though I have taken the fight to a more natural and beautiful place, that struggle persists. This is an album of daily living. It is for everyone.”

Bison’s “You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient” was captured in the band’s hometown with long time friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders.

“I wanted to also steep myself in music that was not necessarily heavy in the obvious sense,” Farwell continues, “so I was listening to lots of blues while writing the album: Peter Green, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf. There was also lots of instrumental rock music playing on my long commutes to Vanceouver for work and rehearsals.”

“The new songs still sound like ‘us,’ whatever that means,” vocalist Dan And adds, “but we aren’t concerned with shying away from whatever influences creep up. The older we get and the longer we play together, the less we give a shit about trying to sound like anything in particular.”

1. Until The Earth Is Empty
2. Anti War
3. Drunkard
4. Kenopsia
5. Tantrum
6. Raiigin
7. Water Becomes Fire

Bison will embark upon a short run of Canadian dates next month with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. Currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/09/2017 The Palomino – Calgary, AB
6/10/2017 The Capitol – Saskatoon, SK
6/11/2017 The Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/12/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/13/2017 The Vat – Red Deer, AB
6/14/2017 Brixx – Edmonton, AB
6/16/2017 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC

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