Stonecutters Premiere New Song “Wealth and Power” From Upcoming New Album “Carved in Time”

Louisville, KY’s Stonecutters premiere a new song entitled “Wealth and Power”, taken from their upcoming new album “Carved in Time”, which will be out in stores out November 2 via GrindEthos Records. The album draws on influences from across the history of metal, from NWOBHM to classic thrash to death metal to sludge to hardcore to melodeath…

Check out now “Wealth and Power” below.

Stonecutters Tour Dates:

11/1 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s
11/2 Denver, CO @ Streets of London
11/4 Boise, ID @ Shredder
11/5 Seattle, WA @ The Kraken
11/6 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
11/8 Oakland, CA @ Ivy Room w/ Big Business
11/9 Sonora, CA @ Winter Tavern
11/10 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
11/11 Las Vegas, NV @ Jin’s
11/12 LA, CA @ 5 Star Bar
11/13 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
11/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
11/15 Santa Fe, NM @ Second Street Brewery
11/16 Whitcha, KS @ The Elbow Room
11/17 Paducah, KY @ Padacuh Beer Werks
12/31 (New Year’s Eve) Norfolk, VA w/ GWAR and Against the Grain @ The NorVa

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Ensiferum To Tour North America With Septicflesh

Greek symphonic death metal outfit Septicflesh has announced that they will be returning to North America in January next year, in what appears to be a co-headlining tour with Finnish stalwarts, Ensiferum, plus a yet to be revealed special guest.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 5 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
January 6 New York, NY Irving Plaza
January 7 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
January 8 Quebec City, QC Imperial Bell
January 9 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
January 10 Toronto, ON Opera House
January 11 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
January 12 Joliet, IL The Forge
January 13 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
January 14 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
January 15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater
January 17 Seattle, WA El Corazon
January 18 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
January 19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
January 20 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
January 21 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
January 22 Mesa, AZ Club Red
January 23 El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar & Grill
January 24 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
January 25 Austin, TX Come and Take it Live!
January 26 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
January 28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
January 29 Tampa, FL The Orpheum

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Raven Announces North American Tour Dates With Extinction A.D.

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal favourites Raven has announced a string of headlining shows across the United States and Canada this Fall, where they will be joined by Extinction A.D. and on select dates, Mobile Deathcamp.

“We are firing on all cylinders right now in Europe and are looking forward to blasting out a revised headline set with a few surprises!,” says frontman and bassist John Gallagher, who was recently interviewed by Metal Underground (see video below.)

The tour dates are as follows:

November 1 – Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
November 2 – Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
November 3 – El Paso, TX – Joey’s Badcompany*
November 4 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
November 6 – Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar
November 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
November 8 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
November 9 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge
November 10 – Seattle, WA – Tony V’s
November 11 – Vancouver, BC – The Wise Hall
November 12 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
November 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge
November 15 – Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
November 16 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
November 17 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews*
November 18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
November 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
November 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
November 21 – Ft Atkinson, WI – Hijynx
November 23 – Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
November 24 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
November 25 – Rochester, NY – The Montage
November 26 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
November 27 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
November 28 – Frederick, MD – Café 611
November 29 – Chesapeaker VA – The Riffhouse
December 1 – Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41

* no Mobile Deathcamp

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Metallica Share Early 1987 Version Of “The Shortest Straw”

Metallica post a rarity from their upcoming deluxe edition of their 1988 album re-issue “…And Justice For All“. This latest track is an early version of “The Shortest Straw” which they tracked in drummer Lars Ulrich‘s garage in El Cerrito, CA in December of 1987.

Metallica will resume their North American tour next month with the following dates booked:

10/06 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (‘Austin City Limits‘)
10/13 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (‘Austin City Limits‘)
10/16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Center
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
10/20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/27 Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
10/29 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
11/03 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (‘All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction‘)
11/26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
11/28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/05 Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/07 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
01/18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
01/20 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
01/22 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
01/24 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/28 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
01/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 Cleveland, OH – Quick Loans Arena
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/02 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
03/09 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
03/11 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

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Metallica Share Early 1987 Version Of “The Shortest Straw”

Metallica post a rarity from their upcoming deluxe edition of their 1988 album re-issue “…And Justice For All“. This latest track is an early version of “The Shortest Straw” which they tracked in drummer Lars Ulrich‘s garage in El Cerrito, CA in December of 1987.

Metallica will resume their North American tour next month with the following dates booked:

10/06 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (‘Austin City Limits‘)
10/13 Austin, TX – Zilker Park (‘Austin City Limits‘)
10/16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Center
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
10/20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
10/22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/27 Buffalo, NY – Keybank Center
10/29 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
11/03 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (‘All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction‘)
11/26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
11/28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
12/05 Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/07 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
01/18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
01/20 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
01/22 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
01/24 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/28 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
01/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
02/01 Cleveland, OH – Quick Loans Arena
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/02 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
03/04 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
03/06 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
03/09 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
03/11 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

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Nita Strauss Premieres New Song & Music Video “Our Most Desperate Hour” From Upcoming New Album “Controlled Chaos”

Sumerian Records have signed a deal with Nita Strauss, who is best known for her ongoing role as one of Alice Cooper‘s guitarists. Her new album “Controlled Chaos” isscheduled for a November 16th release and a music video for her first single, “Our Most Desperate Hour“, from it can be streamed below.

Strauss commented of what to expect:

“From bright and fun to aggressive and dark, from peaceful to chaotic, this album is a way for me to give the listener a glimpse into my personality and what goes on inside my mind.”

She’ll be out touring this fall on a co-headlining run with Angel Vivaldi. Below’s where that trek will hit:

11/19 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/21 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Baazar
11/24 Kent, OH – Outpost Concert Spot
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
11/27 Berwyn, IL – Wire
11/28 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/29 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
12/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
12/02 Boise, ID – The Shredder
12/04 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
12/05 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
12/06 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
12/07 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
12/08 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
12/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
12/11 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
12/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/14 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
12/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
12/17 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
12/18 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/19 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/21 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents

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Machine Head To Split Up, Announces Farewell Tour

In a ten minute long video posted on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band will split up following a farewell tour. In the video, Flynn stated:

“I’ll get right to it. On Monday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head and yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head and Jared kinda quit but didn’t know if he was quitting for sure. The tour is still going to go on. We have all agreed to make this a celebration of our music and this era of the band.

“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I have some rough edges, which have given us success as a band but they’ve also hurt the people around me. I have a lot of drive but I have a lot of anger and rage, which has alienated folks in the band.

“I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision and I want to say that I’m honoured and grateful for everything they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot. Fifteen years with Phil, twenty three years with Dave, innumerable riffs…”

“I don’t know what the future holds. We’re all a little scared. I’m scared and they’re the scared, but if you’re looking for a drummer or guitar player then you can find no better people to have. I wish them well and want success for them.

“I’m gonna do a little bit of soul searching in my life and take a long, hard look at myself and my life. Twenty years of therapy by this point, which apparently wasn’t enough, maybe twenty more! This upcoming tour is going to be a celebration of this music, this lineup, maybe the best lineup this band has ever had. We’re going to end on a positive note, a classy note, so come out and have a drink with us. Maybe not too classy, like white trash classy, hammered and stoned at a metal show kind of classy.

“It’s the end of an era. I did a lot of crying yesterday. I spoke to Jared this morning who said he’s gonna stick around and he’s gonna continue on, which made me happy. It’s going to be like the Ozzy song, ‘Goodbye To Romance.’ You guys have a good Friday, thanks for listening.”

The tour dates are as follows:

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
October 8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
October 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up date*
October 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up date*
October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
October 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up date*
October 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
October 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
October 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
October 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up date*
October 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
October 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
November 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
November 3 – Richmond, VA – National
November 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 9 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 10 – Nashville, KY – Exit In
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
November 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
November 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
November 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
November 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
November 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
November 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
November 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Machine Head To Split Up, Announces Farewell Tour

In a ten minute long video posted on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band will split up following a farewell tour. In the video, Flynn stated:

“I’ll get right to it. On Monday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head and yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head and Jared kinda quit but didn’t know if he was quitting for sure. The tour is still going to go on. We have all agreed to make this a celebration of our music and this era of the band.

“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I have some rough edges, which have given us success as a band but they’ve also hurt the people around me. I have a lot of drive but I have a lot of anger and rage, which has alienated folks in the band.

“I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision and I want to say that I’m honoured and grateful for everything they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot. Fifteen years with Phil, twenty three years with Dave, innumerable riffs…”

“I don’t know what the future holds. We’re all a little scared. I’m scared and they’re the scared, but if you’re looking for a drummer or guitar player then you can find no better people to have. I wish them well and want success for them.

“I’m gonna do a little bit of soul searching in my life and take a long, hard look at myself and my life. Twenty years of therapy by this point, which apparently wasn’t enough, maybe twenty more! This upcoming tour is going to be a celebration of this music, this lineup, maybe the best lineup this band has ever had. We’re going to end on a positive note, a classy note, so come out and have a drink with us. Maybe not too classy, like white trash classy, hammered and stoned at a metal show kind of classy.

“It’s the end of an era. I did a lot of crying yesterday. I spoke to Jared this morning who said he’s gonna stick around and he’s gonna continue on, which made me happy. It’s going to be like the Ozzy song, ‘Goodbye To Romance.’ You guys have a good Friday, thanks for listening.”

The tour dates are as follows:

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
October 8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
October 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up date*
October 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up date*
October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
October 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up date*
October 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
October 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
October 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
October 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up date*
October 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
October 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
November 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
November 3 – Richmond, VA – National
November 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 9 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 10 – Nashville, KY – Exit In
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
November 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
November 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
November 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
November 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
November 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
November 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
November 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Aethere Premiere New Track “Ash Of Existence” – Sign With Attila Frontman’s Stay Sick Recordings

Aethere have inked a deal with Attila vocalist Chris Fronzak‘s Stay Sick Recordings. They have a new full-length on the way and premiere a new single from it called “Ash Of Existence” streaming below.

Comment the band of their new label home:

“We are excited to announce that we have signed with Stay Sick Recordings and we are proud to bring you the first single, ‘Ash of Existence‘ from our upcoming record. We will be performing it along with two other new ones on our run with INGESTED, Enterprise Earth, I Declare War, and Bodysnatcher. We’re very excited to start this new journey and couldn’t be happier with our team.”

Dates for the tour they mentioned with Ingested and more can be found below:

10/25 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
10/31 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
11/01 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
11/02 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies

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Beyond Creation Premiere New Song “Entre Suffrage Et Mirage”

Another new Beyond Creation song titled “Entre Suffrage Et Mirage“ has premiered and is streaming below. The band’s upcoming new album “Algorythm” will be released on October 12th via Season Of Mist.

Beyond Creation had the following to say of it:

“We’re excited to release our 3rd promo single ‘Entre Suffrage et Mirage‘ as a band studio play-through! This song is a bit different than both previously released songs off ‘Algorythm‘, fairly leaning towards our more technical roots.

We wanted to connect with our long-time fans with a fast and catchy song, with multiple layers of melodic elements, while still keeping the vibe we went for in ‘Algorythm‘. In this video, we were also able to capture some of the great ambiance offered by the amazing studio ‘The Grid‘, in Montreal.”

You can catch the band out now in North America on this tour with Obscura, Archspire, Inferi and Exist:

09/21 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
09/22 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/23 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
09/24 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
09/25 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
09/27 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/30 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/01 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
10/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
10/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Gas Bar & Grill
10/06 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

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