SELF HELP FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO INCLUDE DATES IN PHILLY, DETROIT, ORLANDO & SAN BERNARDINO

SELF HELP FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO INCLUDE DATES IN PHILLY, DETROIT, ORLANDO & SAN BERNARDINO LINEUPS TO INCLUDE A DAY TO REMEMBER, RISE AGAINST, UNDERØATH, PIERCE THE VEIL, FALLING IN REVERSE & MORE! Purchase Tickets For Self Help Festival Now! July 21, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA ? Celebrating its 4th year, the popular punk rock […]

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SELF HELP FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO INCLUDE DATES IN PHILLY, DETROIT, ORLANDO & SAN BERNARDINO

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Black Mourning Light Updates 2017 Festival Lineup

Black Mourning Light – the Edmonton, AB black and doom metal festival being presented by Crown of Viserys and GigFly.ca on October 13th and 14th at the Starlite Room – has updated the event’s 2017 lineup.

The fest will now include locals The Lucifer Project featuring drummer Bryan James Newbury (Into Eternity/ Untimely Demise) and guitarist Adam Sweeney (Untimely Demise), along with Alberta / Ohio based The Projectionist featuring Lord Matzigketius (ex-Idolatry) on vocals, Ghast (ex-Operation Winter Mist) on guitar, Destroyer (Unrest) on bass, Parageist (ex-Vile Insignia) on guitar and Malphas on drums.

This year’s infernal ritual further includes Blasphemy (Vancouver, BC) and Revenge (Edmonton, AB) headlining, plus some of the most insane black metal and death metal acts to ever grace a stage with Evilheart, Fortress, Gravehill, Funeral of God, Xul, Goathammer, and more.

BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments: “This year we are taking Black Mourning Light to a new level of brutality, and I couldn’t be more honoured to have true legends in black metal on the festival. Revenge and Blasphemy are two of the biggest names in black metal and with them are some of the best bands in the world to create an absolutely killer lineup. This is a year to not be missed, that’s for sure.”

One and two day tickets are available over here and the full lineup will be as follows:

Friday, October 13th

Blasphemy
Rites of Thy Degringolade
The Lucifer Project
Fortress
Sorguinazia
Evilheart
Doors 5pm

Saturday, October 14th

Revenge
Antichrist
Gravehill
The Projectionist
Xul
Funeral of God
Scythra
Goathammer
Doors 4pm

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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Introducing… Makeout

RHODE ISLAND BAND SIGNS TO RISE RECORDS DEBUT ALBUM THE GOOD LIFE OUT SEPTEMBER 29  Rise Records is pleased to announce the signing of Rhode Island’s MAKEOUT. The pop punk quartet, which has shared arena stages with Blink-182 as well as with Goldfinger and who performed at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in the UK, will release their debut full-length The […]

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“Welcome To Wacken” Behind The Scenes Clip Posted Online

BangerTV has posted a second behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming virtual reality movie “Welcome To Wacken,” the first fully 360° virtual reality music festival documentary, produced by Canada’s Banger Films (“Metal Evolution,” “Iron Maiden: Flight 666”) and Secret Location.

In this exclusive clip, cameras follow the crew as they prepare to capture fans from around the world storming Wacken’s hallowed gates for the opening of the main stages. Later, the brave and diligent crew race against a rainstorm to wrangle a group of fans into a 360° circle headbang.

On the third day of shooting in the muddy fields of Northern Germany, Creative Director Marty Flanagan acknowledges: “It’s been incredible getting to know what metal really means to people and what drives them to travel half-way around the world to be at Wacken.”

“Welcome To Wacken” will be screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Fans will have the opportunity to watch it free as part of Fantasia’s VR 360 Experience, from July 19th through July 23rd.

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God Mother Signs With Party Smasher Inc.

Founded in 2012 in Stockholm, God Mother churns out an electrifying sound inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins. The band’s 2015 debut “Maktbehov” was hailed by Pitchfork as “an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct.”

Consisting of frontman Sebastian August Campbell, guitarist Max Lindstrom, bassist Daniel Noring, and drummer Michael Dahlstrom, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance in both Swedish and English.

The band has now caught the eye of none other than Party Smasher Inc. founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman.

Weinman states: “For some reason, out of all the European countries producing independent punk and heavy music, it was always the bands from Sweden that made the noise even us arrogant pricks in the United States had to notice. To be completely honest, after 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”

Drummer Michael Dahlstrom says this about the signing: “We are super excited and proud to be part of the Party Smasher Inc family. Ever since we started talking about signing earlier this year we have felt extremely welcome. We played the Party Smasher showcase at SXSW and we are supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan around Europe this summer. Party Smasher Inc is a place for creativity with a great DIY attitude that we can relate to, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about releasing our new album here.”

God Mother’s upcoming sophomore album will be released on Party Smasher Inc. this fall. The group will also support The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Number 12 Looks Like You on a European tour in August:

Aug 8 – Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch
Aug 9 – Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 10 – Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat
Aug 11 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Aug 12 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Aug 13 – Vienna, AT @ Szene
Aug 14 – Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
Aug 15 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Aug 16 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

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New Vocalist Tiziano “Titian” Spigno Joins Extrema

Italian thrash-metal legends Extrema has announced that the band’s new vocalist will be Tiziano “Titian” Spigno and revealed first official photo of new line-up (shown below).

The band commented: “We’re extremely pleased and excited to announce our new singer Tiziano Spigno! His Live debut with us will be on July 7th at B.Est Fest. Please don’t expect a Clone of our old Singer GL. We have a great and deep gratitude for our former singer work and his long-time contribution in the band. We chose Tiziano for his own style and personality. We’re sure you all will be positively surprised! So Please give a warm welcome to Tiziano. A new chapter has begun!”

Extrema’s upcoming festival appearances include:

July 07 – Berbenno di Valtellina (Italy) – B.EST Rock Festival 2017
July 08 – Gaggiano (Milan, Italy)– GRAVE PARTY 2017
September 16 – Parc De Villeroy (Mennecy, France) – Mennecy Metal Fest
November 25 – Espace René Fallet 91560 (Crosne, France) – MusikÖ_Eye FEST

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 8 Adds Cannibal Corpose And Wolfheart To 2018 Lineup

UMC – promoters for the Original and World’s Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal – has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage – The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica

Gold Survivors (festival goers who have attended three or more times) will be able to purchase tickets starting today, July 7, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1). Silver Survivors (festival goers who have attended one or two times) will be able to purchase tickets starting Monday July 17, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1).

The Public Sales date will be announced in the coming weeks across all @70000tons social media pages and on the official 70000TONS OF METAL website.

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DevilDriver Announces Headline U.S. Tour Dates

Southern California’s revered groove metal band DevilDriver is set to return to the road this August and September on a headline tour featuring special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured, and Tetrarch.

The tour starts August 18th in San Jose, CA and wraps up September 22nd in Lubbock, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. Dez Fafara comments on the impending trek:

“I am proud to announce the next DevilDriver headlining through the United States. We are bringing our great friends 36 CrazyFists who we haven’t toured with in years as well as Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch! – Come out to a show and GET IN THE PIT! See ya there!”

In addition to the upcoming tour, DevilDriver will also appear as part of this year’s Chicago Open Air Festival on Sunday July 16th. Catch the group live on these dates:

7/16: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air

DEVILDRIVER W/ 36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

DEVILDRIVER W/36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch and Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s Music Hall
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
*Festival Date

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