Kublai Khan Posts “The Hammer” Music Video

Newest Rise Records signees Kublai Khan just dropped a video for new song “The Hammer.” This song will live on the band’s upcoming album “Nomad,” due out September 29th, 2017.

“We are stoked to be releasing our first full track titled ‘The Hammer,'” said singer Matt Honeycutt. “It’s classic Kublai Khan with twists and turns of a new sound and a personal message to push. For all the folks who dig us, we hope you enjoy it. And if you haven’t heard us before, we thank you for giving us a shot. “

Kublai Khan will hit the road on a headline run with No Zodiac, Left Behind, I Am, and Great American Ghost. Dates are available after the video clip.

9.4.17 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th Street Collective
9.5.17 — Albuquerque, NM — The Launchpad
9.6.17 — Mesa, AZ — The Underground
9.7.17 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
9.8.17 — Camarillo, CA — Rock City Studios
9.9.17 — Bakersfield, CA — B Ryders
9.10.17 — Henderson, NV — Eagle Aerie Hall
9.12.17 — Portland, OR — Analog Theater
9.13.17 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
9.15.17 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Loading Dock
9.16.17 — Denver, CO — Moon Room
9.17.17 — Merriam, KS — Aftershock
9.18.17 — St. Louis, MO — Fubar
9.20.17 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen
9.21.17 — Indianapolis, IN — Hoosier Dome
9.22.17 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness
9.23.17 — Kent, OH — The Outpost
9.24.17 — Erie, PA — Basement Transmissions
9.26.17 — Clifton Park, NY — Trick Shot Billiards
9.27.17 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground
9.28.17 — Freehold, NJ — GameChanger World
9.29.17 — Brooklyn, NY — The Knitting Factory
9.30.17 — Gaithersburg, MD — Raw Ink Live
10.1.17 — Richmond, VA — The Canal Club
10.3.17 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
10.4.17 — Atlanta, GA — Drunken Unicorn
10.5.17 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
10.6.17 — Orlando, FL — Backbooth
10.7.17 — Jacksonville, FL — Nighthawks
10.9.17 — Little Rock, AR — The Building

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Make Them Suffer Debuts New Song “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)” From Upcoming New Album “Worlds Apart”

Make Them Suffer debuts a new song titled “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)”, taken from the upcoming new album “Worlds Apart”, which will arrive in stores July 28th release on Rise Records.

Check out now “Vortex (Interdimensional Spiral Hindering Inexplicable Euphoria)” below.

Besides touring North America this summer, the band will now also be touring Europe and the UK this fall with Novelists and Cursed Earth. Check out all dates below:

Make Them Suffer, Enterprise Earth and Spite North American summer tour:

07/26 New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
07/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/29 Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
07/31 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at Crofoot
08/02 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
08/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
08/04 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
08/06 Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Events Centre
08/07 Edmonton, AB – The Neddle Vinyl Tavern
08/08 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
08/10 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
08/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
08/15 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
08/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
08/24 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
08/25 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
08/26 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
08/29 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar
08/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/31 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
09/01 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
09/02 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Make Them Suffer, Novelists and Cursed Earth Europe/UK Tour:

10/20 Frankfurt, GER – 11er
10/21 Hilversum, NET – De Vorstin
10/22 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/23 London, UK – Boston Music Rooms
10/24 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/26 Glasgow, UK – The Garage Attic
10/27 Leeds, UK – Key Club
10/28 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s
10/29 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/30 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/01 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/02 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
11/04 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
11/05 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
11/06 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
11/07 Prague, CZE – 007
11/08 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
11/09 Aalborg, DEN – Metal Festival
11/10 Oslo, NET – Revolver
11/12 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
11/13 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
11/14 Hannover, GER – Memphisto
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
11/16 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

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Unsane Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

New York City noise rock kingpins Unsane will begin a Western U.S. tour supporting eighth studio album, “Sterilize,” later this week. The band also issued a trailer for the tour, which includes the public’s first dose of the album’s damaging tones.

The tour begins this Saturday, July 15th in Portland, with shows in Seattle, Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Rock Island, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose through August 3rd. Fashion Week will provide opening support for the entire tour, which is based around a performance at AmRep Bash 17 in Minneapolis on July 21st.

Southern Lord will release Unsane’s “Sterilize” on LP, CD, and digital formats on September 29th; watch for audio samples, preorder links, and more to be issued in the days ahead.

7/15/2017 Ash St. Saloon – Portland, OR
7/16/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA
7/18/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
7/19/2017 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/20/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
7/21/2017 AmRep Bash 17 – Minneapolis, MN
7/22/2017 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
7/23/2017 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
7/25/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/26/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN
7/27/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX
7/28/2017 Sidewinder – Austin, TX
7/29/2017 The Secret Group – Houston, TX
7/31/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
8/01/2017 Casbah – San Diego, CA
8/02/2017 Union (Jewel’s Room) – Los Angeles, CA
8/03/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA

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Zeal And Ardor Posts “Blood In The River” Live Video

After releasing the “Devil Is Fine” album earlier this year, Zeal & Ardor just dropped a live video for “Blood in the River,” which can be seen in the player below.

About the song, Z&A’s Manuel Gagneux comments: “‘Blood in the River’ is partially about the Stono Rebellion and partially about self-liberation from religion. I quite like this song.”

The band has also booked several tour dates in the U.S. this comming August. Catch the incredibly unique Zeal & Ardor experience live:

8/19 — Los Angeles— The Hi Hat
8/20 — Las Vegas — Psycho Vegas
8/22 — Chicago – The Beat Kitchen
8/23 — Brooklyn – St. Vitus

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Unsane To Release New Album “Sterilize”

Southern Lord eagerly confirms the label’s new partnership with legendary New York City-based noise rock outfit Unsane for the September 29th release of the band’s eighth studio full-length, “Sterilize.”

Since 1988, Unsane has pounded the planet with caustic grooves and foundation-crumbling riffs, having released LPs through a wide range of labels including Matador/Atlantic, Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Ipecac, Alternative Tentacles, and others, not to mention a wide range of singles, splits, and live albums.

Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of the “Wreck” LP through Alternative Tentacles, Unsane makes a vicious return with the pummeling “Sterilize,” a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal releases. The album was produced by Unsane, recorded by Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.

Advancing the release, Unsane has announced a run of US tour dates from July 15th through August 3rd, booked around the band’s performance at AmRep Bash 17 in Minneapolis, with Fashion Week providing support for the trek. Additional tour dates through the release of the new LP are to be expected.

UNSANE w/ Fashion Week:
7/15/2017 Ash St. Saloon – Portland, OR
7/16/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA
7/18/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
7/19/2017 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/20/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
7/21/2017 AmRep Bash 17 – Minneapolis, MN
7/22/2017 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
7/23/2017 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
7/25/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/26/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN
7/27/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX
7/28/2017 Sidewinder – Austin, TX
7/29/2017 The Secret Group – Houston, TX
7/31/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
8/01/2017 Casbah – San Diego, CA
8/02/2017 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/03/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA

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Vanna Calling It Quits, Announces Farewell Tour

The last chapter on Vanna is now being unveiled, with a final farewell tour lined up for this summer. The group comments:

“Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming.

“After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives, all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did.

“Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

“Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again — Viva Vanna.”

Vanna will embark on a weekend warrior-style final tour, playing weekend shows in the cities + venues below.

6/9 — Providence, RI — The Met*
6/10 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground*
6/11— Clifton Park, NY — Fuzebox*
6/15— Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall**
6/16 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge**
6/17 — Howell, NJ — Game Changer**
6/18 — Amityville, NY — Amityville Music Hall**
8/9 — Toronto, ON — The Hard Luck $
8/10 — Pontiac, MI — Pike Room $
8/11 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen $
8/12 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness $
8/18 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall %
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Dirty 30 %
8/20 — Austin, TX — Grizzly Hall %

* With Lions, Lions, Ghost Key, Actor | Observer, Unwill
** With Sirens & Sailors, Ghost Key, Crisis
$ With Phineas, Ghost Key, BackWordz
% With Ghost Key, BackWordz

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Tengger Cavalry Releases New Song “Ashley”

In addition to releasing upcoming full-length album, “Die On My Ride,” on June 2nd via M-Theory Audio, nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry just announced a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Felix Martin and Helsott.

After the release of the band’s first single and title track (streaming here), the band teased that more tracks would be released showcasing a different side of Tengger Cavalry both musically and conceptually.

Enter “Ashley,” a brand new, slightly pop-influenced ballad streaming below. The track delivers an expansion of the band’s influences and styles that will appeal to a wider fan audience.

Frontman Nature G explains: “Most of Tengger Cavalry’s songs are war or warrior related, telling stories of epic adventures that get our fans excited and ready to go raid with us! This song, however, is an experiment in personal emotion. It is a love song, and written in our signature sound, yet also blends in some pop music flavor, as a small surprise for our fans.”

Headline Tour Dates w/ Felix Martin, Helsott:
*Helsott will appear June 18-June 27

6/03 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
6/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
6/05 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
6/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Taps Live
6/10 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
6/11 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
6/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
6/14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
6/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
6/16 – Calgary, AB @ Distortion
6/18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria*
6/19 – Seattle, WA @ Highline*
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Dantes*
6/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
6/24 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
6/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red*
6/27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive*
6/28 – Kansas, City MO @ Riot Room
6/29 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
6/30 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/01 – Nashville, TN @ East Room
7/03 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
7/04 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
7/05 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fire
7/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7/08 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel

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Headbanger’s Kitchen Releasing New YouTube Webisodes

Woah, its been three whole years since we posted anything from Headbanger’s Kitchen! Looks like the show has been trekking onward, although it sadly appears that the band interviews segment has been culled from the format.

Check out a smattering of recent episodes below. Run by Demonstealer of Indian metal band Demonic Resurrection, you’ll see some interesting cultural differences in the cooking norms, like how “beef” is actually “water buffalo.”

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Great American Ghost Announces U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

Great American Ghost will embark on a headlining tour of the eastern half of the U.S. in February, with support from Until We Are Ghosts and Bungler.

The Boston band deals in dark, smothering hardcore – check out latest video “Destroyer” below. A new album is slated for release later this year on Good Fight Music, with full details still to come. Catch the band live:

Feb 18 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
Feb 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Feb 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
Feb 22 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Feb 23 – Woodbridge, VA @ Fearcliff Skate Park
Feb 24 – Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
Feb 25 – Brandon, FL @ The Noise Box
Feb 26 – Margate, FL @ Inkwell Pub
Feb 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
Mar 3 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio Waiting Room
Mar 6 – St Louis, MO @ Lemp Brewery
Mar 7 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Mar 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Mar 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
Mar 11 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow

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Steve’N’Seagulls Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Finland’s Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, known for rabble-rousing renditions of sempiternal rock and metal standards, will bring hillbilly hard rock to the U.S. once again with a winter tour supporting second album “Brothers In Farms.” Catch the band live on these upcoming 2017 tour dates:

2/1: Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
2/2: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
2/3: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
2/4: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
2/5: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
2/6: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
2/7: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
2/9: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
2/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
2/11: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/12: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
2/13: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
2/15: San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
2/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
2/17: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
2/18: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
2/19: Tucson, AZ @ Maloneys Live
2/21: San Antonio, TX @ Carlos Alvarez Studio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
2/22: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/23: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
2/24: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
2/25: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

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