In This Moment Announces Fall Tour Dates With Avatar, Of Mice & Men

In This Moment will remain incredibly busy upon releasing new album “Ritual” this coming July 21st. The band is currently in the middle of a headline tour in support of the album and will stay on the road through the rest of 2017.

The “Half God, Half Devil” headline tour continues this fall, which will also see the band making appearances at major fall festivals. Joining In This Moment on this leg will be Of Mice & Men, who will serve as direct support. Avatar will open the shows. The tour kicks of on September 22nd in Salt Lake City and runs through November.

9/22 — The Complex — Salt Lake City, UT
9/23 — High Elevation Rock Festival — Greenwood Village, CO
9/25 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/26 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/27 — Wings Stadium — Kalamazoo, MI
9/29 — Shrine Mosque — Springfield, MO
9/30 — Tulsa State Fair — Tulsa, OK

10/1 — Louder Than Life — Louisville, KY
10/3 — Stanley Theatre — Utica, NY
10/4 — PlayStation Theater — New York, NY
10/6 — Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel — Providence, RI
10/7 — Rock Allegiance — Camden, NJ
10/8 — The Fillmore Silver Spring — Silver Spring, MD
10/10 — The National — Richmond, VA
10/12 — Tabernacle — Atlanta, GA
10/13 — The Orpheum Theater — New Orleans, LA
10/14 — Houston Open Air — The Woodlands, TX
10/18 — The Wiltern — Los Angeles, CA
10/21 — Brooklyn Bowl — Las Vegas, NV
10/22 — Aftershock — Sacramento, CA
10/25 — Riverside Municipal Auditorium — Riverside, CA
10/27 — Revolution Center — Garden City, ID
10/28 — Knitting Factory – Spokane — Spokane, WA
10/29 — Roseland Theater — Portland, OR
10/31 — The Moore — Seattle, WA
11/1 — The Toyota Ice Arena — Kennewick, WA
11/8 — The District — Sioux Falls, SD
11/10 — Eagles Ballroom — Milwaukee, WI
1/21 — Shiprocked — Orlando, FL

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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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Stray From The Path Premieres New Song “Goodnight Alt-right” From Upcoming New Album “Only Death Is Real”

Stray From The Path premieres a new song called “Goodnight Alt-right”, taken from the upcoming new album “Only Death Is Real”, which will be out in stores September 08th via Sumerian Records. Numerous guest appearances will appear on the album, including Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley, Knocked Loose‘s Bryan Garris and rapper Vinnie Paz.

Check out now “Goodnight Alt-right” below.

Track list:

01 – “The Opening Move”
02 – “Loudest In The Room”
03 – “Goodnight Alt-right”
04 – “Let’s Make A Deal”
05 – “They Always Take The Guru”
06 – “Plead The Fifth”
07 – “Strange Fiction” (feat. Keith Buckley)
08 – “All Day & A Night” (feat. Bryan Garris)
09 – “The House Always Wins” (feat. Vinnie Paz)
10 – “Only Death Is Real”

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Widowmaker Releases Debut Self-Titled EP

SharpTone Records recently announced the signing of Huntsville, Alabama’s own Widowmaker and today the band releases a self-titled, debut EP. You can purchase the album digitally at iTunes here or listen via the Spotify player below.

To kick everything off, the band is currently on the road in the US with Born Of Osiris, Volumes and Betraying The Martyrs. Dates are available after the stream.

7th Jul – Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
8th Jul – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10th Jul – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11th Jul – Orlando, FL @ The Social
12th Jul – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
13th Jul – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
14th Jul – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
16th Jul – Easton, PA @ One Center Square
17th Jul – Freehold, NJ @ Gamechangerworld
18th Jul – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
19th Jul – Albany, NY @ Upstate Music Hall
20th Jul – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
21st Jul – London, ON @ London Music Hall
22nd Jul – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
23rd Jul – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

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Summer Tour Dates Announced By Flotsam And Jetsam

Flotsam And Jetsam announced the 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the U.S., before traveling to Europe for select club dates centered around the band’s appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL.

With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill, Flotsam And Jetsam is fortunate to have friend of the band and Phoenix, AZ native Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper, House Of Lords, TKO, Chastain) step in to handle drum duties for the upcoming dates.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our European friends and fans one last time this year, before we start production work on our upcoming album. And we’re just as excited to get a chance to play a few shows with a drum legend like Ken Mary. Good times ahead,” the band commented.

The band recently posted on Facebook an email address for drummers to request audition songs to send videos into the band, which generated numerous submissions from around the world. The band is working through the audition videos to narrow down and then select a permanent drummer after the summer tour dates are complete. Also, the band begins pre-production tracking for a new album for a Spring 2018 release.

The live dates are:

20.07.2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
21.07.2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
22.07.2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
23.07.2017 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA

02.08.2017 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
05.08.2017 Hypothalamus – Rheine, Germany
06.08.2017 Moonlight Music – Diest, Belgium
10.08.2017 Nueshoorm – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
11.08.2017 Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands

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Summer Tour Dates Announced By Flotsam And Jetsam

Flotsam And Jetsam announced the 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the U.S., before traveling to Europe for select club dates centered around the band’s appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL.

With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill, Flotsam And Jetsam is fortunate to have friend of the band and Phoenix, AZ native Ken Mary (Fifth Angel, Alice Cooper, House Of Lords, TKO, Chastain) step in to handle drum duties for the upcoming dates.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our European friends and fans one last time this year, before we start production work on our upcoming album. And we’re just as excited to get a chance to play a few shows with a drum legend like Ken Mary. Good times ahead,” the band commented.

The band recently posted on Facebook an email address for drummers to request audition songs to send videos into the band, which generated numerous submissions from around the world. The band is working through the audition videos to narrow down and then select a permanent drummer after the summer tour dates are complete. Also, the band begins pre-production tracking for a new album for a Spring 2018 release.

The live dates are:

20.07.2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
21.07.2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
22.07.2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
23.07.2017 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA

02.08.2017 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
05.08.2017 Hypothalamus – Rheine, Germany
06.08.2017 Moonlight Music – Diest, Belgium
10.08.2017 Nueshoorm – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
11.08.2017 Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands

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Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Premieres New Track “Whiteworm” From Upcoming New Album “Wall Of Sound”

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) premieres a new track entitled “Whiteworm”, taken from the upcoming new album “Wall Of Sound”, which will be out in stores August 04th via Prosthetic Records. Among the core recording lineup for the band were drummers Anup Sastry (ex-Monuments) and Greg Bisonnette and bassist Kiyoshi. Guest performers include Black Veil Brides guitarist Jinxx on “Sorrow And Madness”, Deafheaven guitarist Shiv Mehra on “Pussy Ghost” and Shining (NOR) frontman Jørgen Munkeby on “Something To Fight”, which is the only track on the album to feature vocals.

Check out now “Whiteworm” below.

Friedman will be out touring in support of the album this summer on an U.S. tour with Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant. Check all dates below:

08/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore
08/03 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
08/04 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
08/05 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
08/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/08 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
08/09 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
08/10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
08/11 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B at the Skyway
08/12 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
08/13 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
08/16 Houston, TX – Scout Bar,
08/17 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
08/18 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/19 Oklahoma, OK – Tower Theater
08/20 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
08/23 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
08/24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
08/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
08/27 Anaheim, CA – The Parish @ House Of Blues
08/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

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Atoll Signs With Gore House Poroductions

Gore House Productions is proud to welcome Arizona group Atoll to the label’s roster. Gore House comments:

“Emerging from the scorched wasteland of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix-based slammers from Atoll have been crushing eardrums with their unique blend of brutal death metal. Since 2014, Atoll remains true to the genre whilst force-feeding metallers the grinding melodies, clever breakdowns, and catchy onslaughts of pure American brutality!”

Bassist Cameron Broomfield adds: “We are beyond stoked to be joining forces with Gore House Productions, and proud to be a part of their amazing roster. This new shit is some of the most crushingly heavy material of our careers, and we couldn’t ask for a better place to call home. To the Writhing Masses, the time to feed draws near.”

Atoll will release a sophomore album in late 2017 on Gore House Productions. For a preview of what’s to come, fans can check out latest single “Forced Xenotransplantation” below.

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Party Cannon Posts “Soft, White Gelatinous Body” Drum Playthrough

PaRtY-CaNnOn just dropped a drum playthrough for the single “Soft, White, Gelatinous Body,” taken from the forthcoming EP “Perverse Party Platter.” The band’s drummer, Martin ‘Count Blastula’ Gazu, had this to say:

“SWGB was the first song we jammed for the new release. It took fucking ages to get it how we wanted. Drums on this song are Dying Fetus as shit – especially Destroy The Opposition. We tried our best to get the drums sounding as real and live as possible.

“The kick is the only triggered sound. What’s great about the drumming on SWGB is the diversity. There are fast bits with plenty of blast beats as well as groovy bits with huge slams. SWGB represents the style of drumming I love. Please enjoy it!’

New mini-album “Perverse Party Platter” will be available July 7th on Gore House Productions, with pre-orders online here.

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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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