MaYaN Vocalist Marcela Bovio Discusses Latest Video, “Dhyana”

Last week, symphonic death metal collective MaYaN released the official video for the title track of their forthcoming album,”Dhyana.” Today, vocalist Marcela Bovio spills the beans on filming the video and how the girls all got eaten alive by mosquitos during the shoot. You can check it out, as well as the “Dhyana” video below.

“Dhyana” will be in stores on September 21st and is available to pre-order on the following formats:

*Jewel case incl. bonus instrumental CD in O-card
*Limited Edition Gold Vinyl (limited to 300 copies!)
*Limited Edition Black Vinyl

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Inanimate Existence Vocalist Cameron Porras Denies All Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,

–Cam“

The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

Her statement reads as follows:

“I was raped by Cameron when I was 16. I tried to report it, and went to the ER, but things didn’t work out. Reporting rape is not as easy as people may think. Not only do victims have to retell the traumatic story over and over, but there is a big chance that there will be no justice.

Cameron says I’m lying, and people who experience rape should report it right away. I did try to report it right away, the records at the ER prove this, and no one pays for ER bills for something they make up. We were paying the bills from that visit to the ER for years after this incident.

I’m not a liar just because I used to cut myself when I was 16. People who cut themselves might want to take their own life, but there is no correlation to cutting and wanting to hurt other people directly. Saying that people who cut themselves are likely to make things up is a terrible thing to say about those who do suffer with suicidal thoughts. Wanting to take your own life is different then someone who wants to hurt others.

I have been suffering with thoughts of not being able to get justice, and worries that others may have went through what I went through. I wish that I could have prevented their suffering, because since The Faceless made this post, two other victims have come forward and said that they had a similar experience with Cameron. Who knows how many others there are. This is simply heartbreaking.

In Cameron‘s post about me, he never addressed the fake photo shopped screen shots that he took. He photo shopped words into my mouth before I even saw that he messaged me. When he was asked by his band manager to take a video of this supposed message, Cameron refused.

Why would an innocent man refuse to prove that he did not photo shop a message to make himself look innocent? Why would an innocent person try to lie to make himself look innocent if he has nothing to hide? I have attached the photo shopped messages, and the real messages that I replied saying to him.

When I replied to him saying why did you photo shop words in my mouth, all he said was that he was going to get an attorney. Even his band mate, Ron, messaged me, and told me to lie or else he would get a lawyer. I attached this message for you all as well.

Why did IE post jokes on their page saying “they like to vape” when addressing these allegations? You know what “vape” rhymes with? It rhymes with RAPE. This should not be a joking matter. If someone makes serious allegations against you it should not be joked about, and they even had the nerve to say the allegations were “not as serious as they seem”. Somehow rape is not that serious. Okay?

Another thing that is heart breaking is all the victim shaming on this post and the Metal Sucks article. I am completely disgusted with these comments, and they are blatantly blaming the victim for everything. It is not my fault that this happened ten years ago, and when I did try to report it things did not work out. I knew Cameron long before IE.

I met this guy over a decade ago, and had no sexual interest in him what so ever. Stop victim blaming, everyone victim blaming is making the metal subculture look bad. You guys wonder why the metal heads in all the movies are the bad guy? It’s because of people like that- victim shaming.

So many people are saying why wasn’t this reported or taken to the police- it was. Justice in not just magically served, the judicial system and hospitals are not perfect.

Another thing about that- to all of you victim shaming and saying horrendous things about me, and then saying I should report it: you wonder why people don’t report it. It’s people like you, doubting victims, shaming them, saying I asked for it, and blaming me, that make people afraid to come forward with rape allegations and charges.

It is this kind of behavior that scares women from reporting rape. Everyone who victim shamed here is part of the problem. Those commenters are the reason why people don’t report this. All this hatred will tear apart any strong person.

I don’t owe you an explanation, I’m only posting this to prove that the members of The Faceless are good people, and that this is 100% real. They did not turn their backs on me and carry on. They actually took action and did the right thing, and that, I want to thank you all for. Thank you.”

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Girl Accuses Suicide Silence’s Frontman Eddie Hermida Of Sexual Misconduct

Suicide Silence/All Shall Perish frontman Hernan “Eddie” Hermida is among the latest artists to face allegations of sexual misconduct. This time, a girl, Verena Celis, has come forward to accuse Hermida of “emotionally and sexually manipulating” her while she was 17 and he was 32. She alleges that the Suicide Silence singer initiated the sending of nude photographs to each other. She alleges that Hermida had thought she had turned 18 at the time. She also goes on to provide various logs of her interactions with the musician on her Twitter account.

Furthermore, Celis claims that other girls have reached out to her citing similar behaviour by Eddie Hermida, who does not yet appear to have publicly responded to the allegations. Some of the tweets Verena Celis shared in her public accusation can be found below:

since we’re exposing pedophile band members, I have a story to tell

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

actually: proof, a thread

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

when it allllll began pic.twitter.com/QyM3t5RKNs

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

I am NOT saying it wasn’t consensual but I was totally against sending nudes but he manipulated me in doing so. I was 17.

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

This was the darkest time of my life. He manipulated me so hard and treated me so poorly I came to the point of committing suicide. And I tried. And then he was playing the victim

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

this is what I sent him on the night I tried to kill myself. I swallowed an entire bottle of xanax and painkillers but it didn’t do the job pic.twitter.com/TRsThSMe8T

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

One day he just assumed I was 18 and started sending nudes and tried to convince me I needed to, too. So I did. I NEVER did before.

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

Long story short: Eddie Hermida is a manipulative cunt who has not only destroyed my life and self worth but also other girls. He tricked us into believing we were obsessive and crazy and didn’t mean shit to him. So much love for my girls who are speaking up

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 14, 2017

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Lends His Voice To New Horror Film “Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!”

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine lends his voice to a new horror film called “Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!”, which basically appears like a “Saw” spin-off with some slight variations.

The film is set to open on October 27th with the following official outline provided:

“On Halloween an all girl rock-n-roll band called “Kill Pussy Kill” ventures out to play their biggest show to date. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius dead set on revenge.

The evil genius manages to lure the girls into his Hell House, and when they wake up from being gassed, they find themselves trapped inside an unescapable room filled with a vicious variety of devices that can kill them as well as a variety of weapons that can be used on each other.

The rules are simple: advance through all three rooms and you are allowed to go free. The catch is, in order to make it to the next room, someone must die!

With a ticking clock, and the mastermind watching, the question becomes… are you willing to kill to stay alive?”

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Pyschostick Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The kings of comedy rock — Psychostick — will embark on “The Veloci-Turkey-Saurus Rex Tour” presented by Zildjian with support from Arsonists Get All The Girls (on select dates), Kissing Candice, and Raven Black.

The tour will kick off in St. Louis, MO on November 2nd and wrap up in Pittsburgh, PA on December 9th. The band of jokesters have been busy writing new material to exclusively share with fans on this tour to follow 2014 treasure “Revenge of The Vengeance” (reviewed here).

Guitarist Joshua “The J” Key comments: “Although Zildjian is nearly a 400-year-old company, Alex from Psychostick has not been playing its cymbals exclusively for quite that long (just for the past 10), we are extremely excited that they are sponsoring the tour to celebrate his 10-year anniversary as an endorser. The line up for this tour pretty cool, it’s a great mix and each band offers something memorable. I’d love to watch this show as a fan without all those ‘got-a-show-to-play’ responsibilities. So while I’m backstage doing lame guitar warm up scales, I’ll be imagining how much fun I could be having in the audience watching Arsonists Get All the Girls tear everyone a new asshole, and I’ll live vicariously through the applause and excitement I hear.”

In addition to the tour, the band like to remind fans that No-Shave November is getting near and to be aware by embracing their hair, which many cancer patients lose and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. They ask fans to share their video “Obey The Beard” with the hashtags #obeythebeard and #noshaveovember and to please donate to no-shave.org.

Veloci-Turkey-Saurus Rex Tour w/ Psychostick, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Kissing Candice, Raven Black

11/02 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar *
11/03 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
11/04 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre *
11/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall *
11/06 – Billings, MT – Pub Station *
11/08 – Lewiston, ID – 3rd Wheel *
11/09 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
11/10 – Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX *
11/11 – Chico, CA – Masonic *
11/12 – Cupertino, CA – The X-Bar *
11/14 – West Hollywood, CA – The Viper Room *
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
11/16 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11/19 – El Paso, Texas – Rock House Bar and Grill
11/21 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
11/24 – Dallas, TX – The Dirty 30
11/25 – Houston, TX – Walters
11/26 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
11/27 – Southport, LA – Southport Music Hall
11/28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/29 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
11/30 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
12/01 – Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda
12/02 – Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
12/03 – Fayetteville, NC – The DHP
12/05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
12/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
12/07 – Long Island, NY – Revolution Music Hall
12/08 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
12/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
12/10 – Cleveland, OH – The Odeon

* without Arsonists Get All The Girls

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Walpyrgus Unveils Debut Album “Walpyrgus Nights”

Featuring an all-star cast of heavy metal veterans, North Carolina’s Walpyrgus is proud to announce the forthcoming Cruz Del Sur Music release of full-length debut album “Walpyrgus Nights.”

The album will be released on compact disc, vinyl (featuring a 56-page comic book with lyrics) and digital formats on June 9th, 2017. The cover artwork and track listing are available below, while Cruz Del Sur comments:

“‘Walpyrgus Nights’ represents the full realization of the potential of this dangerous meeting of metal minds. Hook after hook, cascading guitar harmonies, anthemic soaring vocals, and epic unexpected twists and turns abound on this eight-song opus. It is a genuinely inspired, wild, fun ride through the annals of classic Hard Rock and early Metal with a distinct personality.

“The album, which features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind), was recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of Tom Phillips, mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and mastered by Bill Wolf (Raven, While Heaven Wept).

“So when the when the stars are right and you’re alone, take a journey, lock the world tight and prepare yourself for the tales of demons, spectres, and witches rising on ‘Walpyrgus Nights!'”

1. The Dead of Night
2. Somewhere Under Summerwind
3. Dead Girls
4. Lauralone
5. Palmystry
6. She Lives
7. Light of a Torch [Witch Cross cover]
8. Walpyrgus Nights

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More Bands Added To Metalocalypstick Fest 2017

Based in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, there stands an outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate music, but embraces the power of women in metal.

Formed in 2016, Metalocalypstick Fest was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste (similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair).

Founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female-based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

Kinney comments: “This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”

In addition to the festival celebrating women in metal, the Metalocalypstick Fest gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus an audience picked foundation.

Preparing for a 2nd annual year, the outdoor festival is proud to announce a second batch of bands added to the lineup: Life Like Fire, Breaking The Silent, and the return of Massive Sca Era to join previously introduced Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite and Remnants.

The second annual festival is being held during Canada Day weekend on July 1st and 2nd in Valemount, BC. For tickets and more info, please visit this location.

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Metalocalypstick Fest 2017 Deatils Revealed

Based in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, there stands an outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate heavy metal, but embraces the power of women in metal.

Formed in 2016, Metalocalypstick Fest was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair.

Founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

Kinney comments: “This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”

The Metalocalypstick Fest gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors, plus an audience picked foundation.

The 1st annual Metalocalypstick hosted female influenced metal bands from across Canada and the world such as Brazil’s Nervosa (Napalm Records), Egypt’s Massive Scar Era, Hollywood’s The Maension, Valfreya, Scythia, Mortillery (Napalm Records), Van Halst, Dead Asylum, Juliet Ruin, Violent Betty, Omega Crom, Körperlose Stimme, Elysium Echoes, Solborn, Monarch Sky, Forsaken Rite, Anarcheon, and Suspended.

Preparing for this 2nd annual year, the outdoor festival for women in metal is proud to announce a first batch of bands added to the line up with Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite, and Remnants. Stay tuned for full details to come.

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