Inaugural Megacruise to feature Megadeth & Anthrax, Testament, Armored Saint & Metal Church

The cruise will depart Los Angeles on October 13th, 2019, and make stops at San Diego, California, and Ensenada, Mexico, before returning to L.A. on October 18th.

Also on board the Norwegian Jewel ship will be Armored Saint, DevilDriver, Doro, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, Beastö Blancö, Metal Church and the metal mariachi group Metalachi, as revealed on the Megacruise Facebook page.

In addition to performances from the above acts, the cruise will also feature Q&A’s with the artists, music clinics, theme nights, and all the typical luxuries of a cruise, including meals, swimming pools, jacuzzis, casinos and more.

Prices range from $800 to $4899, depending on number of people and type of cabin, with the full list of rates available here. For more information, visit Megacruise.com .

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Nothing More Announce Tour With Of Mice & Men, Badflower & Palisades

Nothing More will headline ‘The Truth Tour‘ with Of Mice & Men, Badflower and Palisades joining them as support acts. Comments Nothing More vocalist Jonny Hawkins:

“This is our biggest headline tour yet so we are very excited to have such a great lineup. We are all big fans of openers Badflower and Palisades, but especially Of Mice & Men, who we’ve always wanted to tour with.”

Below’s where that run will stop:

02/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/22 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater (no Badflower)
02/23 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
02/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
02/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/01 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
03/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
03/03 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/06 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/10 New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre
03/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
03/12 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/13 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
03/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
03/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
03/17 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
03/19 New Orleans, LA – TBA
03/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/22 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
03/23 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre

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Blade Killer Premiere New Song “High Risk”

Recently praised by their hometown LA Weekly as Los Angeles’ “best new old-school metal band,” the upstart traditional heavy metal quintet BLADE KILLER will release their debut album, “High Risk,” on Nov. 23 via M-Theory Audio. The album’s anthemic title track can be streamed now below:

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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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Revocation streams new album, ‘The Outer Ones’, via Noisey.Vice.com

– September 27th, 2018 –

Exclusive interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson!

Tomorrow (September 28th), Revocation will release their new full-length, The Outer Ones, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of The Outer Ones, Noisey.Vice.com is streaming the record in full now at: noisey.vice.com – alongside an exclusive interview with vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson!

To pre-order The Outer Ones, please visit: metalblade.com/revocation – where the album is available in the following formats (with new vinyl variations, due to some editions now being sold-out!):


–jewelcase-CD
–transparent blue w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
–opaque grey inside transparent vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–opaque cyan / aqua vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent olive green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear w/ red, blue & green splatter (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear water blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent dark green/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Whitechapel, etc.), The Outer Ones sees Revocation pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.”

The Outer Ones track-listing
1. Of Unworldly Origin
2. That Which Consumes All Things
3. Blood Atonement
4. Fathomless Catacombs
5. The Outer Ones
6. Vanitas
7. Ex Nihilo
8. Luciferous
9. A Starless Darkness

Revocation is currently on the road for their first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support. Following this trek, Revocation will kick off their first European headliner ever in November, featuring Archspire, Soreption – and labelmates Rivers Of Nihil once again. See below for all dates!

Revocation tour dates
w/ Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja

Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sept. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sept. 30 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria*
Oct. 4 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA – Highline
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Analog
Oct. 7 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Oct. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 13 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck*
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks*
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques*
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
*= No Exhumed

Revocation tour dates
w/ Archspire, Soreption, Rivers Of Nihil

Nov. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
Nov. 29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Nov. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Chez Heinz
Dec. 1 – Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
Dec. 2 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Dec. 3 – Brno, Czech Rep – Melodka
Dec. 4 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Dec. 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 7 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
Dec. 8 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Dec. 9 – Marseille, France – Jas Rod
Dec. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 11 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
Dec. 12 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France – l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
http://www.facebook.com/revocation
http://www.twitter.com/revocation
http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

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Slipknot To Film New Music Video, Puts Out Casting Call In Los Angeles

Iowa nine piece Slipknot has announced that they will be filming a new music video in Los Angeles, California on Friday October 5th in celebration of their twentieth anniversary. Fans in the area who wish to take part are encouraged to do so by emailing their name and age to slipknot20th@gmail.com. There is currently no word yet on if this will be a new song, a rarity or one from their latest album “.5: The Gray Chapter.” More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

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YOB December West Coast Tour With Thrones & Khôrada Announced

YOB announce a December West Coast Tour which will find them supported by Thrones and Khôrada on select dates. Below’s where that trek will stop:

12/01 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (feat. Khorada)
12/02 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest‘)
12/05 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (feat. Thrones)
12/07 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (feat. Thrones)
12/08 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown (feat. Thrones)
12/09 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (feat. Thrones & Khorada)

Prior to that YOB will be headed overseas for this European/UK tour.

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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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Genocide Pact Premiere New Music Video For “Blood Rejection”

Genocide Pact premiere their music video for their track “Blood Rejection” from their latest effort, “Order Of Torment“, out in stores now on Relapse Records.

Genocide Pact are presently out on the road with Dying Fetus, Incantation and Gatecreeper:

09/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/25 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/28 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/29 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/01 Vancouver, BC – The Red Room
10/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/05 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/06 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/10 Lubbock, TX – Jack’s Backroom
10/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
10/12 Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/13 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
10/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues
10/16 Winter Park, FL – The Haven Lounge
10/17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
10/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/19 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater/Brewtal Beer Fest
10/21 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/25 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/26 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
10/27 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
10/28 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10/29 London, ON – London Music Hall

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Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekutor announced for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Fest

– September 18th, 2018 –

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?

Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30th, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here: bit.ly/2pdZRft

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.

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