In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch, Etc. Spring U.S. Tour Announced

In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch and Hyde will be out on the road together in May. That tour will run as follows:

05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/05 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (no Hyde)
05/07 Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
05/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Celluar Center (feat. Halestorm) (no Sevendust, etc.)
05/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (no Light The Torche, Hyde)
05/13 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/17 Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium (‘Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival‘)
05/19 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/21 Mankato, MN – Verizon Grand Hall
05/22 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05/24 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre

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Aborted Dates For North American Tour w/ Cryptopsy, Benighted & Hideous Divinity Announced

Aborted announce the dates and venues of their forthcoming North American tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted and Hideous Divinity. The run has been dubbed the ‘Hell Over North American Blastbeat Party‘. Below’s where that trek will hit:

03/21 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/22 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/23 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
03/27 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/28 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
03/31 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
04/01 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/02 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/03 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

No Benighted:

04/08 Atlanta, GA – 529
04/09 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/10 Orlando, FL – The Haven
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
04/14 Providence, RI – Alchemy
04/15 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
04/16 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/17 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
04/18 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
04/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel

Further dates for the tour are still to be announced.

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Erik Rutan To Fill In For Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer’s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (“Kill,” “Evisceration Plague,” “Torture,” “Red Before Black”) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

Rutan will be appearing with the band on the following tour dates:

round out this killer line-up.

Cannibal Corpse will be on the tour from the start up to March 7, where they’ll be replaced by Immolation for the remainder of the trek. Morbid Angel, Necrot and Blood Incantation will participate in the whole tour.

w/Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Sun/Feb-17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Tue/Feb-19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs
Wed/Feb-20 San Diego, CA The Observatory
Thu/Feb-21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Fri/Feb-22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat/Feb-23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon/Feb-25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Feb-26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Fri/Mar-01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Sat/Mar-02 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Sun/Mar-03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
Mon/Mar-04 Chicago, IL The Concord
Thu/Mar-07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Fri/Mar-08 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Mar-09 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sun/Mar-10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mon/Mar-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Wed/Mar-13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thu/Mar-14 Tampa, FL Orpheum

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Born Of Osiris Premiere New Track “Analogs In A Cell”

Below you can take in a brand new track called “Analogs In A Cell” from Born Of Osiris‘ fifth studio album “The Simulation”, which will be released January 11th.

Says guitarist Lee McKinney of it:

“This specific song is such a fun little journey to look back on for me. I started writing it back in 2016 or 2017. It was one of the first songs I wrote for the new album after moving to Dallas [and] the song has seen a couple different forms over the past couple years. Regardless, I was sleeping in the studio we rented to track this album.

The guys would come in the morning and leave in the late afternoon, but I’d still be there the rest of the time. I used late nights as the time to track all of the instruments for it after we had drums. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ became my fun little late night project. The best part about forgetting the guitar parts from the demo was rewriting them and making them better.

The demo guitars were very similar, but I tweaked all of the leads and made them more interesting. The entire ending was chugging. I was getting bored with it and I knew I could do better. I started replacing the chugs with notes, then bringing them up an octave, and eventually I ended up writing entirely new guitars for the end.

Then I matched the bass with the guitar. I absolutely love how that song ends now. The fact that it was all made brand new in the studio gave it a longer shelf life for me. Usually when we’re done tracking, I’m also done hearing the songs. I don’t want to listen to them. This song is different. I’m still enjoying hearing all the changes that were made and I can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks.

I think a cool element of this record is how different each song is. They are all very much Born Of Osiris, but they all have different vibes and bring different things to the table. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ has a very live feel. I can’t wait to perform it. All the guitar parts are really shreddy but also fun to play. The guys wrote some amazing lyrics and vocals to the song. Beginning to end, this is one of my favorites on ‘The Simulation‘.”

You can find Born Of Osiris out touring in support of the effort on this North American tour with Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer:

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Ensiferum to kick off North American headlining tour this weekend

– January 4th, 2019 –

Launches beer tasting video

After four years of absence in the States, Ensiferum will finally be returning to North America for a headlining tour, which kicks off this weekend (Jan. 5). Featuring Septicflesh as direct support, plus Arsis, this is one show not to be missed!

Following the trek, Ensiferum will also make an appearance at the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” 2019 cruise, before heading to Mexico. See below for all dates!

Ensiferum tour dates
w/ Septicflesh, Arsis

Jan. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 8 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Jan. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jan. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Jan. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jan. 15 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Jan. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Jan. 22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 23 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 25 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House Of Blues
Jan. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Jan. 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum tour dates:
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise
Feb. 6 – Guadalajara, Mexico – 3 Stage
Feb. 7 – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
Feb. 8 – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo volador

In anticipation of their return to North America, Ensiferum has launched a new beer tasting video (filmed at the 2018 Metal Days festival). To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=SraxfJR4McQ

A new Ensiferum live clip, recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland on May 12, 2018, can also be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=r98dPpp1Tkg

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

Ensiferum online:
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http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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Killswitch Engage & Parkway Drive U.S. Co-Headlining Tour Announced – After The Burial Joins As Opening Band

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive announce their forthcoming co-headlining tour with After The Burial joining them as opening band. That trek will stop at the below cities:

04/18 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/20 Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – 98Kupd Ufest
04/22 Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium (Parkway Drive closes)
04/23 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (Parkway Drive closes)
04/26 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (Killswitch Engage closes)
04/27 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (Parkway Drive closes)
04/28 Houston, TX – So What Music Festival
04/30 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (Parkway Drive closes)
05/01 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Killswitch Engage only)
05/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Parkway Drive closes)
05/05 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/07 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre (Parkway Drive closes)
05/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/10 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/11 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors) (Parkway Drive closes)
05/3 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter (Killswitch Engage only)
05/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (Parkway Drive only)
05/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit (Parkway Drive closes)
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage (Killswitch Engage closes)
05/17-19 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival

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Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin & Make Them Suffer North American Tour Announced

Born Of Osiris will be bringing their upcoming new full-length “The Simulation” to the road in February/March on the below tour with Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer and another soon to be revealed opening band. “The Simulation” will land in stores on January 11th via Sumerian Records.

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Nita Strauss Premieres New Music Video “Mariana Trench”

Nita Strauss premieres a new official music video for her song “Mariana Trench” . The track appears on her recently released new record, “Controlled Chaos“, which is out now via Sumerian Records.

You can catch Nita Strauss live on the below co-headlining tour with Angel Vivaldi:

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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Decibel Magazine announces limited edition Cannibal Corpse special issue with flexi

– November 16th, 2018 –

On sale now!

For 30 years, Cannibal Corpse has sodomized you with meat hooks, mummified you in barbed wire and, of course, smashed your face in with a hammer. This year, Decibel Magazine is here to document every gruesome moment, with a limited edition special issue about the band. Read up on how five horror maniacs went from amusing a certain pet detective to standing on top of the proverbial corpse pile of death metal, including:

–Exclusive Cannibal Corpse flexi disc
Kill Hall of Fame
–The top 50 Cannibal Corpse songs of all time
–Every studio album ranked
–Cover artist Vincent Locke interviewed
–Much, much more!

This issue is NOT part of a Decibel subscription and the only way to get it is from the Decibel store. Purchase your copy now at: store.decibelmagazine.com

Cannibal Corpse is currently on the road with Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way. The band will return to the states again next year, co-headlining the Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 with Morbid Angel, and featuring Blood Incantation and Necrot as support. See below for all dates!

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way

Nov. 16 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nelly’s
Nov. 17 – Madison, WI – The Majestic Theater
Nov. 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov. 20 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Nov. 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 23 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Nov. 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theater
Nov. 27 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
Nov. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Nov. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Nov. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Dec. 1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Dec. 3 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Dec. 6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room

Decibel Magazine Tour 2019
w/ Cannibal Corpse (Feb. 17-Mar. 7), Morbid Angel, Immolation (Mar. 8-Mar. 14), Blood Incantation, Necrot

Feb. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
Feb. 19 – Tucson, AZ – Club Xs
Feb. 20 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
Feb. 22 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
Feb. 26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Mar. 1 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
Mar. 2 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Mar. 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Mar. 4 – Chicago, IL – The Concord
Mar. 7 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Mar. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Mar. 9 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Mar. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Mar. 11 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
Mar. 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Mar. 14 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of their latest album, Red Before Black. Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black‘ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Cannibal Corpse online:
http://cannibalcorpse.net
https://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
https://twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/cannibalcorpse

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