Suicide Silence Announces “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour

One of the most prolific albums in the history of the deathcore genre is easily Suicide Silence’s debut offering, “The Cleansing,” originally released on September 18th, 2007 and debuting at #94 on the Billboard Top 200 charts.

Suicide Silence will officially commemorate the album’s special 10 year anniversary release by embarking on a lengthy North America tour performing the album is its entirety every night. This touring package will feature Upon A Burning Body, Winds of Plague (on select dates), Slaughter To Prevail, and Prison. It kicks off November 7th in Oakland and wraps up December 17th in Hollywood, CA.

Mark Heylmun (guitars) states: “10 fucking years!! ‘The Cleansing’ was a record we wrote when most of us were in our early 20’s. I was in my teens still! My has the time flown by. All we knew back then was we wanted to offend ppl and piss in the face of the mainstream (Dying Fetus pun intended). We’ve wanted to do a commemorative tour for this record for years now and the time has come. ‘The Cleansing’ broke us into the metal world and the record came from a very special place, a fresh place, a place that words fail when I try to describe it, and without it…well we wouldn’t be here attempting to describe it.

“Mitch had a vision for this record, he wanted to set a standard for our scene and in my eyes he created much much more. Since his passing, Eddie has payed homage to Mitch’s vox on this record every night. It’s something very close to our hearts to have Eddie singing these songs with us. Mitch and Eddie inspired each other, exchanged vocal tips, and both have the passion for the most brutal sounds you can humanly make and it’s going to be an amazing show for us and for you. Emotions will be high, maybe we will be high too, you don’t want to miss this. Let’s fucking party! Come celebrate with us cuz this will only happen once!”

11/7 Oakland, CA – The Complex
11/8 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/9 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/10 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
11/11 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/13 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/15 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Events Center
11/16 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
11/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/18 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
11/19 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/21 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
11/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
11/24 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/25 Chicago, IL – Portage Theater
11/26 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
11/29 Detroit, MI – Shelter
11/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/1 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
12/2 Rochester, NY – German House
12/3 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
12/5 Reading, PA – Reverb
12/6 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
12/7 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/8 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/9 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/10 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/12 Dallas, TX – The Door *
12/13 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger*
12/14 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*
12/15 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
12/16 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse*+
12/17 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky*+
WINDS OF PLAGUE – Dec 12th – Dec 17th ONLY

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Black Mare Announces New Album “Death Magick Mother”

Amidst a backdrop of political strife wherein such fundamental principles as the health, safety, and common decency toward women continue to erode more with each executive order and Twitter tantrum, the spirit of Black MMare stands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.

“Death Magick Mother” is the second proper full-length album from Los Angeles, California’s Black Mare, offering up seven new songs mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering.

The album will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, Black Mare will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius. See confirmed dates below.

Black Mare w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:
9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours
9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma
9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage
9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die
9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers
10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Music Video “Puppet Master” From Brand New Album “Dear Desolation”

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder premieres a video for the outfit’s new track “Puppet Master” that was directed by Third Eye Visuals. The clip arrives alongside the band’s latest album, “Dear Desolation”, which hit stores yesterday, August 18th.

Thy Art Is Murder will soon be out with Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath on “The Double Homicide Tour”:

08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/21 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/31 Spokane, WA – The Pin
09/01 Portland. OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/05 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
09/06 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/07 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
09/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/20 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Music Video “Puppet Master” From Brand New Album “Dear Desolation”

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder premieres a video for the outfit’s new track “Puppet Master” that was directed by Third Eye Visuals. The clip arrives alongside the band’s latest album, “Dear Desolation”, which hit stores yesterday, August 18th.

Thy Art Is Murder will soon be out with Decapitated, Fallujah and Ghost Bath on “The Double Homicide Tour”:

08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/21 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/31 Spokane, WA – The Pin
09/01 Portland. OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/05 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
09/06 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/07 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
09/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/20 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street

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Shattered Sun Posts Full New Album “The Evolution Of Anger”

Shattered Sun is now streaming all of sophomore album, “The Evolution Of Anger,” which will be officially available tomorrow everywhere music is sold.

The Texas mob also recently released a pair of videos ahead of the album’s release for “Hollow Chains” and “Burn it Down.”

Shattered Sun’s first tour in support of “The Evolution Of Anger” finds the band joining the 2017 Vans Warped Tour beginning July 26th outside of St. Louis, MO, and rounding out the tour on its final date in Pomona, CA on August 6th. Fall tour details will be announced soon.

7/26 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
7/28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park
8/1 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Intramural Field
8/4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
8/6 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

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Video Clip For New Song “Hollow Chains” Posted By Shattered Sun

With a week away from the release of “The Evolution Of Anger,” the second album for Victory Records, modern metal act Shattered Sun has unveiled the video for the new single “Hollow Chains.” Perfectly outlining the demise of cultural and social consciousness, the video also exhibits the ferociousness Shattered Sun is known to deliver on stage.

“Everyone hides behind a keyboard nowadays, and ‘Hollow Chains’ is a call for individuals to take back their identity,” prompts Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal. “Everyone seems to take their arguments to the digital front and fight unnecessary battles between each other every day. All of a sudden any particular event takes away our identities as human beings and replaces it with a close-minded, cold-hearted dismissal of another person that disagrees. It’s fueling the divide by turning us on each other. Take away unity and replace it with the ‘every man for himself’ attitude, and it creates a hollow chain around us all.”

Check out “Hollow Chain” here:

Shattered Sun will channel fury to the stages beginning with a hometown album release show on July 20th with label-mates Darkness Divided, and then join the 2017 Vans Warped Tour on July 26th outside of St. Louis, MO, and round out the tour on its final date in Pomona, CA on August 6th. Additional dates supporting “The Evolution Of Anger” will be announced soon.

Confirmed dates are:

07/20 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House (Album Release Show)
07/26 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
07/27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
07/28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion (Vans Warped Tour)
07/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center (Vans Warped Tour)
07/30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park (Vans Warped Tour)
08/01 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Intramural Field (Vans Warped Tour)
08/04 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre (Vans Warped Tour)
08/05 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium (Vans Warped Tour)
08/06 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex (Vans Warped Tour)

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Confess Offers First Interview Since Being Arrested In Iran

Last year we reported that Iranian metal duo Confess – consisting of Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi and Arash “Chemical” Ilkhani – was arrested for blasphemy and running an illegal band and record label promoting music considered to be Satanic.

Very little was public about the case at the time, but now Metal Injection has published an interview with Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi, offering his first public comments since the arrest. Excerpts can be read below.

MI:Are you safe right now?

If by being safe you mean not worried about losing your life, yes we are safe. We are with our families and our loved ones living day by day. But if being safe is having peace of mind, then no, we are not. We don’t know what is going to happen to us, as human beings and as artists.

MI:Can you tell us what happened the day you got arrested?

It was eight in the morning. I was in bed and no one else was at home but me. Somebody rang the bell, but I didn’t answer. My mother came back to home at about 10, and then the bell rang again. As soon as my mother opened the door to see who is there, eight guys and one woman rushed into our house. It was the I jumped out of the bed to see what was going on. They saw me and asked me “Are you Mr. Nikan Khosravi?” I answered yes and they showed me the search warrant. They then took me back to my room. They wanted me too sit down against the wall while they were chewing up my room.

One of them started searching my cellphone, another one was searching my personal computer and my hard drive’s data. Three of them were in the hall, and the woman was staying with my mother outside of my room. They took away all my instruments, metal shirts, magazines, books, Hollywood movies (a lot of which were forbidden in Iran because of their content), the notebooks that my lyrics were in them and other personal belongings.

While they were gathering my items in the hall, they were trying to play with my mind. They were saying things like “You are done,” “We took you down,” “You thought we never find you, huh?,” “Does your family know what are you doing?,” “Tell us about the stuff that you are hiding here?”

I didn’t speak a word but I was totally shocked by how they treated me like a real criminal. I didn’t know what to say to them because I knew that from living, at the time, 22 years in Iran, our worlds and ideology are too far away from each other. I knew that someone like me would not be able to convince them or change their mind. Once they were done gathering my things, they told me to get dressed. They handcuffed me, grabbed my arms and took me to the exit. My mother asked them, “Where are you taking my son?” One of the guards who showed up a little later, claiming he was my main investigator answered her calmly and happy “The Evin Prison. You can ask about him there.”

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New DVD Clip “Living For Tonite” Issued By Dirkschneider

In addition to the still ongoing successful “Back To The Roots” Tour, Dirkschneider will release “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted!” on August 4th (EU) and August 18th (USA) via AFM Records as a DVD/2CD, BluRay/2CD and GTF, as well as triple Vinyl in two different colors. Check out a clip of “Living for Tonite” in the player below.

After putting out the live double CD last year (“Back to the Roots”), fans were asking for a visual output, so finally, in December 2016, the show in Brno (Czech Republic) was recorded for that purpose. Besides many classics from Udo Dirkscheider’s Accept era, there’s a cover version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as bonus track on the CD and Vinyl.

The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with Accept in the early 80s. “It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and Accept, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

After the triumph all over the world in 2016, including tours in Israel and Japan, summer festivals and live shows in the US, Russia and Europe, Dirkschneider (now with Jon Oliva’s Pain guitarist Bill Hudson) continues touring in 2017 and 2018, including a second more extensive tour of North America. The new dates will feature an almost completely NEW set list. Of course, it will still contain only Accept hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours.

The track listing for the

CD 1:

1. Intro
2. Starlight
3. Living For Tonite
4. Flash Rockin‘ Man
5. London Leatherboys
6. Midnight Mover
7. Breaker
8. Head Over Heels
9. Neon Nights
10. Princess Of The Dawn
11. Winter Dreams
12. Restless And Wild
13. Son Of A Bitch
14. Up To The Limit

CD 2:

1. Wrong Is Right
2. Midnight Highway
3. Screaming For A Love-Bite
4. Monsterman
5. T.V. War
6. Losers And Winners
7. Metal Heart
8. I’m A Rebel
9. Fast As A Shark
10. Balls To The Wall
11. Burning
12. Outro
13. My Way (Bonus)

Check out “Living for Tonite” here:

Confirmed dates for the second leg of the North American tour are:

Feb. 23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
Feb. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
Feb. 27 – Quebec City, QC @ LeCercle
Feb. 28 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mar. 02 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar. 03 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Mar. 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Mar. 06 – Westland , MI @ Token Lounge
Mar. 07 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Route 20
Mar. 10 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
Mar. 11 – LaCrosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
Mar. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Mar. 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
Mar. 15 – Calgary , AB @ Marquee
Mar. 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Mar. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Mar. 19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 22 – West Hollywood , CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Mar. 23 – San Diego,CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar. 27 – San Antonio , TX @ Vibes Event Center
Mar. 28 – Houston , TX @ Scout Bar
Mar. 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
Mar. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater
Apr. 01 – Tampa , FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 02 – Raleigh, NC @ Cats Cradle
Apr. 03 – Louisville , KY @ Trixie’s
Apr. 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Apr. 06 – Asbury Park NJ @ Stone Pony
Apr. 07 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

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U.S. Tour Announced By Castle, “Black Widow” Video Clip Available

Newly relocated to the Mojave Desert where writing for a fifth full-length is currently underway, occult rock alchemists Castle will be taking a break from conjuring the as-of-yet untitled album, to take on another round of live takeovers.

The perpetually road-bound unit will take to the streets later this month on the previously announced “Stormbringer” trek which will run from June 30th in West Hollywood, California through July 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band will play three more shows the following month before kicking off the “Endless Graveyard” tour set to commence on September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Castle will make some festival stops throughout the upcoming journey, including performances at the Fire In The Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Tour Of The Doomed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland, and the Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest in Omaha, Nebraska. Since the release of the most recent offering, “Welcome To The Graveyard,” issued last summer via Ván Records, Castle’s massive 170-date world takeover has included tours of the US, Europe, Canada, and the band’s first ever tour of Japan last December.

In anticipation of the upcoming shows, CASTLE is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to the track “Black Widow,” compiled from footage from their Canadian tour last year and available in the player below the confirmed tour dates:

6/30/2017 Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA
7/01/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
7/02/2017 High Water Mark Portland, OR
7/03/2017 3rd St. Pub – Bend, OR
7/04/2017 Shredder – Boise, ID
7/05/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
7/06/2017 Back Alley Pub – Great Falls, MT
7/07/2017 Railyard – Billings, MT – Railyard
7/08/2017 Fire In The Mountains – Jackson Hole, WY
7/09/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
8/11/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
8/12/2017 Tour Of The Doomed @ The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
8/13/2017 The Frequency – Madison, WI –
9/07/2017 Aurea Vista – Riverside, CA
9/08/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
9/09/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
9/10/2017 Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK
9/11/2017 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
9/12/2017 The End – Nashville, TN
9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD
9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI
9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN
9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Omaha, NE
9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Check out “Black Widow” here:

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POWERFLO – The Viper Room… A POWERHOUSE Live Debut

Viper Room, Hollywood Ca June 15, 2017 They say lighting rarely strikes the same place twice… For me, it has… I have witnessed the beginning of something special… again. This is no flash in the pants, one and done all-star super group (I know because when I interviewed Sen and the boys & they told […]

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