Disciples Of Power Issues 2013 Year-End Recap

Disciples of Power has checked in with the following year-end recap thanking fans and promoters:

“2013 was a great year at the DOP camp. An amazing comeback show in Edmonton that will resonate in our minds for some time. Thanks to Tyson, Cara and crew at the pawnshop for making it such a success! Also thanks to Nate for including us in the Calgary Metal fest and Slim for recording it all! Also the last minute show at DV8 to raise funds for the food bank wouldn’t have been possible with out Rod’s help and enthusiasm.

“We’d also like to thank all the bands we have played with in 2013 and promoters who put it all together, but most of all you the fans who have supported our return to the stage! All of you guys who have come out to show your support and love for the music that our brethren Hart Bachmier put so much of himself into have been amazing!!! I’m sure he would be overwhelmed by the response!

“We are all extremely proud to be back out playing this music and you all have made it so worth while and we can’t wait to share with you the big things coming up for DOP in 2014!

“Cheers and have a great new year!”

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Century Media Announces Holiday Food Drive

To celebrate the holiday season, Century Media (in conjunction with the LA Regional Food Bank) has launched a food drive at the label’s parking lot sale on December 7th. Fans who bring in the following items will receive a free gift:

–Canned protein (such as tuna, sardines, stews, and soups)
–Peanut butter
–Canned fruits and vegetables
–Fruit juices
–Personal care items (such as lotion, deodorant, and toothpaste)

The sale will take place from 12-4PM at Century Media’s US office at 2323 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. For more details about this event, please visit this location.

For fans who cannot participate in the food drive but would like to contribute, an online donations page is available right here. USA residents who donate $20 or more will receive 20% off their CM Distro order between January 1st and January 31st and receive a free vinyl slipmat.

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TheDevilzWork To Release New Album “A Dead Horse”

TheDevilzWork has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new album:

“So here we are, 2013. All you armaggeddon-sucking dildos out there lost out, hey? No flaming meteors. No rapture bullshit. No floods. The ‘Illuminati’ didn’t come & steal your food while you were asleep, Monsanto didn’t rush in & say ‘here, drink this.” Al Gore didn’t fly in & save your sorry asses? Good. Too bad.

“TheDevilzwork is releasing our new album, entitled ‘A Dead Horse’ via our bandcamp page on September, 11th 2013 (Third World Celebration Day). There will be a very limited amount of CD copies available. We won’t be doing any weddings, we only do funerals.”

You can also stream the band’s previous album “Floodlights” in the player provided below.

Floodlights by thedevilzwork

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Fatality Issues New “Towards DisasTour” Blog

Toronto Fatality is currently out on the two month North American “Towards Disastour,” which sees the band performing in support of the “Psychonaut” album.

Vocalist Spencer Le Von has agained checked in from the road with Dead Rhetoric.com, this time on a day off in Arlington, TX. Excerpts are available below, or you can read the full tour diary over at this location.

We had a well-deserved day off in Arlington, Texas. We had the whole day and night to ourselves, so we started it off by going to a restaurant called Cici’s Pizza. Cici’s is a super cheap place to get tour food because it has a $5 buffet, which means endless pizza, pasta and desserts. Trust me when I tell you, I came out on top in that transaction. I went through some volume, son! We found a table for 10 and showed no mercy as we selfishly crammed our faces full of starch. I can recall this as one of the best afternoons on this tour so far, just because we were acting like a bunch of kids, eating all the pizza we could ever comprehend eating and had no adults around to tell us to stop. There were so many “high fives” and hysterical laughing sessions. We all left Cici’s with full bellies and sore faces from tittering.

After breakfast we got our laundry done, and contemplated our next move. Someone suggested that we check out Dimebag Darrell’s grave because he was buried at a cemetery down the street. So we went. I hope this doesn’t sound like sacrilege, but I thought it was a very strange and morbid way to spend a day off: checking out the burial site of a murdered rock star who I had never met. Most of the guys had their pictures taken next to his headstone, which was even weirder to me, if only because I’d have no idea what face to make: do I do it all somber and respectful, or do I throw up the horns and act all metal and shit? It just makes me feel silly. I know a lot of people can develop an emotional connection with musicians, but I usually make the separation easily in my head. If I don’t know the person, I don’t think I really have any reason to be at their grave, you know? I may just have a broken relationship with mortality itself. At any rate, the dudes all gathered around the grave and cranked up some old Pantera songs on a portable stereo and paid their respects.

Afterwards we devised our next evil plan over iced coffees. We decided it would be a fun idea to drive to Dallas and see our friends in Havok perform. It was a real treat to get to check out a metal show and not have to worry about any responsibilities. Just enjoy some entertainment without lifting shit, driving, or having to be interesting for 45 minutes. Havok are without a doubt one of the best metal acts around. Their singer David Sanchez was phenomenally charming and enticing, their guitarist Reece put on a great show and wowed the concertgoers with his catchy and memorable leads, but the star of the band in my opinion is drummer Pete Webber. In my eyes, Pete holds the whole thing together with his hypnotizing technique and rock solid rhythm. Great show boys!

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Chapter 14 Changes Name To A Veil

Chapter 14, which features Chad Ackerman (ex-Destroy the Runner, As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine), has posted the following message online about changing names to A Veil:

“Hey everyone, we wanted to let you know that we have decided together as a band to become A Veil. Right now we are recording new material. We decided to bring over Chapter 14 songs that we have not released yet and do so through A Veil.

“Chapter 14 had two amazing U.S. tours and we couldn’t have done that without you. Thank you for letting us eat your food, sleep on your floors and couches, and for keeping us on the road while touring.

“We are excited to share A Veil with you, and we are going to continue together as musicians and friends.”

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Exhumed Updates Tour Schedule With Japanese/North American Shows

The relentless road demons in Exhumed will add to their expanding agenda of live takeovers with a string of Japanese tour dates alongside death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse. The shows kick off on October 15th in Tokyo and will serve as a warm up to the band’s recently announced five-week North American Tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste, with additional support from Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, Speedwolf, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge, Repulsion and Dwarves on select dates.

Notes frontman Matt Harvey: “We are totally psyched to head back to the land of the rising sun! Japan has always been one of our favorite places to play — the kids are amazing, the food is great, and the giant robots are just a delight! To go there with our friends in Cannibal is even cooler, and we are pumped to make sure this will be a death metal spectacle of epic proportions. It’s been quite a while since we’ve been there so it will rule to trot out some new tunes in between sake bombs and bar hopping in Roppongi.”

Additionally, the band plan to enter the studio at the end of the year to begin recording a sixth full-length and follow-up to “All Guts, No Glory.” Upcoming tour dates are available below.

w/ Cannibal Corpse
10/15/2012 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan
10/16/2012 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
10/17/2012 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

w/ Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Vektor
10/26/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/27/2012 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/28/2012 El N Gee – New London, CT
10/29/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA
10/31/2012 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/01/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/03/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL***
11/04/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN*

w/ Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Dayglo Abortions
11/05/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
11/06/2012 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
11/07/2012 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2012 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.

w/ Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Attitude Adjustment
11/10/2012 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge
11/11/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/13/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/14/2012 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Repulsion
11/15/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA w/ Dwarves
11/16/2012 Rocky Point – Tempe, AZ
11/17/2012 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX*

w/ Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Speedwolf
11/18/2012 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX***
11/20/2012 Exit In – Nashville, TN
11/23/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
11/24/2012 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
11/25/2012 The Valarium – Knoxville, TN
11/26/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
11/27/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/30/2012 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2012 Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL

* Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, EXHUMED Only
*** Napalm Death, EXHUMED Only

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Tourniquet Posts New Album "Antispetic Bloodbath" In-Studio Footage

Tourniquet will be returning this summer with a new album titled “Antiseptic Bloodbath,” and the band has now posted an in-studio video clip from the recording process. Check out the video in the YouTube player available below.

Tourniquet also previous commented on the album:

“The title track, Antiseptic Bloodbath, speaks of the way our society prefers to sanitize brutality. We can have our tidy Christian faith, or continue with no faith at all, as long as we don’t consider the painful bloody price that was paid for us.

“We use animals for our food, profit, and amusement, but would rather not know about the needless, often systematic suffering that is inflicted on them by a callous and greedy humanity. ‘Don’t upset my comfort zone – brutal truth, leave me alone.’ The great news is that we have the ability to choose. This album encourages us to make good and humane choices in our daily lives that reflect these images.”

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Leprous Posts New Tour Blog

Norwegian prog metal act Leprous has checked in with the following new tour blog:

“Allright. Two days off before our show in Saarbrücken. New city, lots of time…everything could happen, right!? Well, everything didn’t happen. Actually, most of our time in Saarbrücken was spent relaxing in the hotel room.

“Day 1. The first day we only got out of our rooms to get some food late in the evening. Probably sounds boring, but being the 1. Jan, the city was basically closed anyway. Nevertheless we found a really, really good Italian place to eat. It was one of those places where they make your food right in front of you when you make the order. Cool place! Not much else to write about the first day in Saarbrücken I’m afraid. After our meal we went back to the hotel for the rest of the night.

“Day 2. Most of us hadn’t been to Luxemburg before, and being just about an hour away from Saarbrücken by bus, we decided to go check it out. So we did. Turned out it was just an ordinary european city (not that we expected anything else). We spent some hours walking around, eating, and complaining about the weather. So nothing special about the place, except the cool valley in the middle of the city, but now we have been there. After the bus trip back to Saarbrücken, and a couple of hours in the hotel, we ended up eating at the same place as the day before. Talk about being creative! I even ate the same thing as I did the day before…still really, really good food!

“Day 3. – Showtime. We got up a little late for the check-out at the hotel (as usual). And decided to go the venue right away. The place was within walking distance, so we packed our bags and set out. Not much more interesting to tell about before the show, but the venue was cool, and the show was fun.”

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