Athanasia Posts Debut Album “The Order Of The Silver Compass” Teaser Trailer

Los Angeles-based metal trio Athanasia – featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls – will release its upcoming full-length album, “The Order Of The Silver Compass,” on March 15th via Seeing Red Records and Rock Of Angels Records. This one-minute teaser showcases clips of several tracks from the band’s scorching debut and can be seen below.

One might not expect the former members of such bands to be rooted in the fabric of extreme metal, but Athanasia is more than your average power trio. Questioning the moral fabric of man amidst complex narratives tackling power, corruption and greed, the band’s unique amalgamation of melodic metal is enough to satisfy the desires of casual listeners and extreme metal fans alike.

Recorded and produced by Bingham at Nightmare Sound, The Order Of The Silver Compass embodies all things heavy, dark and stylish. The album’s eight tracks were mixed by Chris Collier (Prong, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church) at Mission:Black Studios and mastered by Joe Bozzi (Mastodon, L.A. Guns) at Bernie Grundman Mastering, while Jorden Haley (Dååth, Deicide, Mindless Self Indulgence) handled the cover art and design.

Athanasia was founded in California by guitarist Caleb Bingham under the band’s original name Ascension. As a result of passing the band’s early demos around LA’s Sunset Strip, the young guitarist landed a gig with newly-formed Five Finger Death Punch in 2005. Upon being released from the group in 2007 due to his age, Bingham continued to write under the name Ascension, recording several more unreleased demos (and one EP) at the behest of veteran Roadrunner Records A&R Monte Conner. Largely due to the label’s merger with WMG, negotiations broke down and the band was once again shelved while Bingham played with Swedish death metal act Zonaria from 2010-2014. After parting ways with Zonaria due to a leg injury sustained while playing with the group, Bingham decided to put all his efforts back into what he worked so hard to create…

Joined by bassist Brandon Miller and veteran drummer Jason West (Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Sebastian Bach), Caleb Bingham resurrected the project under a new moniker, Athanasia, diligently recording its first full-length release over the span of several years.

“I’m very proud to announce that after years of literal blood, sweat, tears and countless hours of hard work, Athanasia’s debut LP The Order Of The Silver Compass is finally about to see the light of day,” says frontman Caleb Bingham. “Blast it in the car and you’ll notice your gas pedal hitting the floor in a matter of seconds! m/”

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Athanasia To Release Debut Album “The Order Of The Silver Compass” In March

Los Angeles-based metal trio Athanasia – featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls – will release its upcoming full-length album, “The Order Of The Silver Compass,” on March 15th via Seeing Red Records and Rock Of Angels Records.

One might not expect the former members of such bands to be rooted in the fabric of extreme metal, but Athanasia is more than your average power trio. Questioning the moral fabric of man amidst complex narratives tackling power, corruption and greed, the band’s unique amalgamation of melodic metal is enough to satisfy the desires of casual listeners and extreme metal fans alike.

Recorded and produced by Bingham at Nightmare Sound, “The Order Of The Silver Compass” embodies all things heavy, dark and stylish. The album’s eight tracks were mixed by Chris Collier (Prong, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church) at Mission:Black Studios and mastered by Joe Bozzi (Mastodon, L.A. Guns) at Bernie Grundman Mastering, while Jorden Haley (Dååth, Deicide, Mindless Self Indulgence) handled the cover art and design.

Athanasia was founded in California by guitarist Caleb Bingham under the band’s original name Ascension. As a result of passing the band’s early demos around LA’s Sunset Strip, the young guitarist landed a gig with newly-formed Five Finger Death Punch in 2005. Upon being released from the group in 2007 due to his age, Bingham continued to write under the name Ascension, recording several more unreleased demos (and one EP) at the behest of veteran Roadrunner Records A&R Monte Conner. Largely due to the label’s merger with WMG, negotiations broke down and the band was once again shelved while Bingham played with Swedish death metal act Zonaria from 2010-2014. After parting ways with Zonaria due to a leg injury sustained while playing with the group, Bingham decided to put all his efforts back into what he worked so hard to create…

Joined by bassist Brandon Miller and veteran drummer Jason West (Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Sebastian Bach), Caleb Bingham resurrected the project under a new moniker, Athanasia, diligently recording its first full-length release over the span of several years.

“I’m very proud to announce that after years of literal blood, sweat, tears and countless hours of hard work, Athanasia’s debut LP The Order Of The Silver Compass is finally about to see the light of day,” says frontman Caleb Bingham. “Blast it in the car and you’ll notice your gas pedal hitting the floor in a matter of seconds! m/”

“The Order Of The Silver Compass” tracklisting:

1. Read Between The Lines
2. Spoils Of War
3. The Order Of The Silver Compass
4. Cyclops Lord (My Will Is Done)
5. The Bohemian
6. Mechanized Assault
7. Nightmare Sound
8. White Horse

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In Flames Tease 20 Seconds Of New Single “I Am Above”

In Flames share the below teaser of their new single titled “I Am Above“, which is about to drop on December 14th.

I AM ABOVE. DECEMBER 14TH. pic.twitter.com/YMtNtTX7MV

— In Flames (@InFlames_SWE) November 28, 2018

The group are currently out on the road in the U.S. with the below shows booked:

w/ From Ashes To New:

11/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and From Ashes To New:

11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
12/04 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (no Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin)
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
12/12 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (no Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin)

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All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Death Being Treated As Possible Murder

The Washington Pundit has reported that the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert is being treated as a potential murder, with his wife and a friend of hers suspected of killing the musician. It reports that the guitarist had made the decision to divorce his wife Beth and that his will had been changed the week before his death.

The Washington Pundit goes on to say: “For those who are questioning our sources and who we are, know we can’t say much at this time other than we are in close contact with Oli’s close friends and our CEO, Michael Stewart, is a former member of the metal band Motograter, whose former vocalist now fronts Five Finger Death Punch; a band very close to Oli. We aren’t outsiders. We know things the public doesn’t know. Our focus is to assure those who care about Oli that everything is being handled and Justice Will be Served.”

“We’ve been in contact with a few people who are actively working to bring justice for Oli Herbert. While we can’t say much at this time, (at risk of hurting the case), just know justice will be served, despite what his wife is saying. The people that matter are gathering evidence, the truth and all the facts will be revealed at the appropriate time. Your fight for justice isn’t going unheard. Keep speaking up for Oli.”

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All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Death Being Treated As Possible Murder

The Washington Pundit has reported that the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert is being treated as a potential murder, with his wife and a friend of hers suspected of killing the musician. It reports that the guitarist had made the decision to divorce his wife Beth and that his will had been changed the week before his death.

The Washington Pundit goes on to say: “For those who are questioning our sources and who we are, know we can’t say much at this time other than we are in close contact with Oli’s close friends and our CEO, Michael Stewart, is a former member of the metal band Motograter, whose former vocalist now fronts Five Finger Death Punch; a band very close to Oli. We aren’t outsiders. We know things the public doesn’t know. Our focus is to assure those who care about Oli that everything is being handled and Justice Will be Served.”

“We’ve been in contact with a few people who are actively working to bring justice for Oli Herbert. While we can’t say much at this time, (at risk of hurting the case), just know justice will be served, despite what his wife is saying. The people that matter are gathering evidence, the truth and all the facts will be revealed at the appropriate time. Your fight for justice isn’t going unheard. Keep speaking up for Oli.”

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Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, In Flames, Bad Wolves, Etc. Fall Tour Announced

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin extend their co-headlining tour with a new leg announced for this fall. Bad Wolves and In Flames will support them on select dates. From Ashes To New joins as the opening band. Below’s where said trek will hit:

With Bad Wolves:

11/06 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
11/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
11/13 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
11/15 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/17 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
11/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
11/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center (no Bad Wolves)

With In Flames:

11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena

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Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Single “When The Seasons Change”

Five Finger Death Punch premiere another track from their new album “And Justice For None“. A lyric video for their new single “When The Seasons Change” is available for streaming below ahead of the effort’s May 18th release.

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Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Track “Sham Pain”

An audio stream of Five Finger Death Punch‘s new song “Sham Pain” has been premiered online. A music video for the single, which addresses the group’s label dispute, the substance abuse problems of frontman Ivan Moody and more is also in the works. Five Finger Death Punch will release their new effort “And Justice For None” on May 18th.

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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte & Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto Beef Via Twitter

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte has fired back at Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto in a series of tweets and a YouTube video after Gregoletto reacted to Labonte‘s recent appearance on Infowars, in which Labonte argued against gun control.

Stick to this and not music @philthatremains https://t.co/A54v1tyGf0

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 21, 2018

This incited some Twitter beefing, that included the following tweets:

I’m just happy Paolo has time to let us know how great he is.

— Phil (@philthatremains) February 22, 2018

… and also some shots were fired to other Twitter users hinting at All That Remains‘ Garth Brooks cover:

Wait till you hear our country cover, Joe! Maybe you’ll like us then ??????.

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 22, 2018

I don’t know. Go make a YouTube video about it and let me know.

— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) February 22, 2018

Phil Labonte took Paolo Gregoletto‘s proposition to heart, uploading the below video on YouTube, stating:

“So last night, Paolo from Trivium decided that he wanted to let me know that he didn’t like us, or he didn’t like All That Remains. And so he goes and talks some smack about singing, talks some smack about how great their last tour was. And their last tour did great numbers—to everyone involved, congratulations.

You guys had a great tour; it’s something to be proud of. But Paolo, nobody went to see that tour because Paolo was there. Nobody cares. If you weren’t there and it was some other dude, that tour would have done the same thing. You’re the third most important guy in a four-man band that changes their fourth member every couple of years. Everyone knows Trivium is Matt [Heafy vocalist/guitarist].

So jumping at me talking smack? Ain’t nobody calling you in the middle of the night saying, ‘Come save my tour’ [referring to the times Labonte has filled in for Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage.] You didn’t write the hits for Trivium. You’ve been riding coattails.

So here you go, Paolo. You wanted me to make a YouTube video about it? Here it is.”

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In Flames Releases Surprise Covers EP, Posts “It’s No Good” Video Online

Swedish melodic death metal veterans In Flames has today released a four track covers EP entitled, “Down, Wicked and No Good.” Appropriately, the song includes covers of the Alice In Chains song, “Down In A Hole,” Chris Isaak’s, “Wicked Game” and the Depeche Mode classic, “It’s No Good,” for which they have released a new music video. It also contains a live recording of the Nine Inch Nails staple, “Hurt.”

Speaking on the Depeche Mode cover, the band said: “We’ve been fans of Depeche Mode since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of ‘It’s No Good’ showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They’re a band that we’ve always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today.”

Earlier this week, the band kicked off their co-headline arena tour with American heavyweights, Five Finger Death Punch and special guests Of Mice & Men in Helsinki. The trek will take place across Europe and the UK, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.

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