Good Tiger announces “Salt of the East Coast” headline tour with Icarus The Owl & Megosh

– February 20th, 2018 –

Debuts at #2 on Billboard “Top New Artist Albums” with sophomore album ‘We Will All Be Gone’

Rock quintet Good Tiger is thrilled to announce that they will be hitting the road for their “Salt Of The East Coast” headline tour with Icarus The Owl and Megosh. The run kicks off on March 31st in Richmond, and includes stops in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Chicago. For a full list of dates or to purchase tickets, please visit: goodtiger.co

In addition, the band will be performing at the Blacklight Media Showcase in NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on March 8th, as well as touring as direct support for Protest The Hero on their Fortress 10th Anniversary Tour beginning on April 19th.

Good Tiger had their strongest opening week to date with the release of their sophomore record We Will All Be Gone, out now via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums Chart, as well as #3 on Current Hard Music Albums. We Will All Be Gone is also currently #9 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, #15 on Current Rock Albums, #50 on Top Current Albums, #59 on Billboard Top Albums, #76 on Current Digital Albums, and #95 on Digital Albums.

We Will All Be Gone is available for purchase at metalblade.com/goodtiger. We Will All Be Gone has recently been heralded online and in print by Alternative Press, Outburn Magazine, Modern Drummer, New Noise Magazine, Cryptic Rock, and more.

Blending their influences in a manner that defies lazy classification sets Good Tiger apart from their contemporaries, imbuing everything they do with a distinctive sound and feel, and with We Will All Be Gone, Good Tiger have dramatically built upon their stunning debut, 2015′s A Head Full Of Moonlight.

Comprised of guitarists Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, bassist Morgan Sinclair, drummer Alex Rudinger, and vocalist Elliot Coleman, Good Tiger has raised the stakes across the board – every track on We Will All Be Gone has a definitive character of its own, and none stay in a single gear, all of them dynamic and textured as they evoke various tones and moods. Tracking at Middle Farm Studios in southwest England, the band recruited producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus), and engineer/mixer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery/Animals As Leaders). “We worked with Nolly on the last album, we had a great working relationship, and wanted to explore that further in a more developed situation,” Dez explains. “Forrester has made some of our favorite albums, and is someone we could trust steering the ship. Having self-produced for so long it can be at times quite difficult to let go, so it was important we found people we could fully entrust to help create the album we wanted to make.”


“Salt Of The East Coast” Good Tiger tour dates
w/ Icarus The Owl, Megosh

Mar. 8 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Apr. 1 – Chapel Hill, NC @ 506
Apr. 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Apr. 3 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
Apr. 4 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Apr. 6 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf
Apr. 7 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Apr. 8 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground
Apr. 9 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Apr. 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
Apr. 12 – Springfield, MO @ Foh Lounge
Apr. 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Apr. 14 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Apr. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Apr. 17 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
*=Blacklight Media Showcase

Good Tiger tour dates
w/ Protest The Hero

Apr. 19 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Apr. 20 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
Apr. 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
Apr. 22 – Quebec, GC @ Imperial Bell
Apr. 24 – Halifax, NS @ Marquee Ballroom
Apr. 25 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar (Ballroom)
Apr. 26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 27 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
Apr. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 1 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club Lounge
May 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 4 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 5 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 6 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

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Susperia (Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Etc.) Debut New Music Video For “My Darkest Moment”

Norway’s blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man’s Child members) premiere their new music video for the track “My Darkest Moment”. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album “The Lyricist”, set to be released on March 16th via Agonia Records. Watch the video below:

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Eyes of the Sun to release debut album, ‘Chapter I’, via Blacklight Media Records

– February 15th, 2018 –

Album track, “My War”, now streaming online

On March 16th, Brooklyn’s Eyes Of The Sun will release their debut album, Chapter I, via Blacklight Media Records. Originally self-released in 2013, Chapter I blends ambient and moody guitars with bouts of double bass driven aggression. This is sludgy doom with an angry edge, and as vocalist/bassist Jeff Blanchard describes: “‘Chapter I‘ is all about the demise and destruction we do to our planet and to ourselves.”

To preview Chapter I, the album track “My War” can be streamed now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/eyesofthesun – where the record can also be pre-ordered on CD and digitally.

Chapter I track-listing:
1. My War
2. When It Dies
3. Walks of Life
4. Choke
5. End of Origin
6. Nineteen
7. Sound the Horns
8. Slavery of Another Name

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – vocals & bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – guitar
Chris O’Neil – drums

Eyes Of The Sun live:
Mar. 8 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY (Blacklight Media showcase with Candiria, Good Tiger, Gozu, Mother Feather, Oni)

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Candiria debuts series of “While They Were Sleeping” album concept videos

– January 26th, 2018 –

Confirm New England Metal and Hardcore Fest appearance

Vocalist Carley Coma of Candiria has launched a new series of videos for the band’s latest album While They Were Sleeping. The series will go in depth into the story behind the concept of the album. The first video is for track #1, the title track, and is streaming on YouTube HERE. New videos for each track will be launched in sequence in the coming weeks.

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Since their inception in 1992, Candiria has been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest album, While They Were Sleeping, continues that legacy, with Pitchfork.com hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen“. To preview and purchase While They Were Sleeping, please visit: metalblade.com/candiria

CANDIRIA
03/08 New York, NY Gramercy Theater Blacklight Media Records showcase
04/21 Worcester, MA New England Metal and Hardocre Fest
04/26 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom w/ Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed
05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance w/ Killswitch Engage & The Word Alive

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 20th Anniversary first wave of bands announced

– January 24th, 2018 –

Candiria and Rivers of Nihil included

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The first wave of bands has been announced and tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26th. Morbid Angel are slated as the headliners, and Metal Blade Records acts Candiria and Rivers of Nihil are among the bands announced so far. More bands are TBA and updates can be found on the festival’s official website metalandhardcorefestival.com.

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Rivers of Nihil have completed their third album and follow up to 2015′s Monarchy, which debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts, and was dubbed by Heavy Blog is Heavy as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now.” New music will be unveiled within the next several weeks.

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Sodom Reveals New Lineup And Single Release

While rumours are still flying thick and fast in the media, Tom Angelripper has already announced the new line-up of his band Sodom: Husky (Asphyx, Desaster) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, Frank Blackfire, Assassin) and Yorck Segatz (Beyondition) have been enlisted on guitars. Sodom have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire.

As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a line-up featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for Sodom. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” the Sodom vocalist/bassist explains his motives. In line with these new possibilities, the thrash act has already started to put together a setlist for the upcoming shows with all important classics as well as rare numbers that had never or only rarely been heard at their gigs. Says Tom: “I can promise that we will really let it rip in future.”

In Frank Blackfire, Yorck Segatz and Husky, Tom has consciously gone for musicians from his own background. “It’s common knowledge that all three are exceptional instrumentalists and that heavy metal is their life. But Sodom is also about getting on a personal level. The new band members are all dyed-in-the-wool Sodom fans and all live in Essen. Need I say more?”

While the guys have just moved into their new rehearsal room (Tom: “As it happens exactly where it all started back in 1982!”), the Sodom mastermind is already looking to the future. “We’ll start writing new material as soon as possible and plan to release a single with at least two brand-new numbers and a bonus track to give our fans a taste of our upcoming album,” he promises. “The direction of the new material already stands: ready for action and full of adrenaline, Sodom are set to celebrate the glorious days of the 1980s old school thrash that we all grew up with and that the band has always been celebrated for.”

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Blacklight Media Records announces its very first label showcase (hosted by Jose Mangin) in New York City

– January 16th, 2018 –

Featuring Candiria, Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, and Eyes Of The Sun

On March 8th, Blacklight Media Records will throw a label showcase (hosted by Jose Mangin!) at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Featuring Blacklight Media artists Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, and Eyes Of The Sun, all leading up to very special guest headliner Metal Blade Records artist Candiria! This is one show not to be missed! Tickets will go on-sale this Friday (January 19th) at: concerts1.livenation.com

Blacklight Media Records’ Chris Santos comments: “I could not be more excited to announce the very first Blacklight Media Showcase! To say this is a lifelong dream come true doesn’t begin to articulate how proud I am of this show and more importantly, how proud I am of the bands who call Blacklight Media and Metal Blade Records their home. This is truly a once in a lifetime show for all of us and for all the amazing fans of these talented artists. Having Jose Mangin as the Master of Ceremonies is icing on the cake! We can’t wait to celebrate a night of crushing multi-genre Metal with you on March 8. Long Live Metal!”

About Blacklight Media Records:
Blacklight Media is a hard rock and heavy metal label founded in February 2016 by Chris Santos, executive chef and managing partner of New York City restaurants VANDAL, The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, in partnership with Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records. Blacklight has a distinct focus on releasing music that possesses an extensive amount of melody, mixed with heavy ebbs and flow.

About Candiria:
Since their inception in 1992, the name Candiria has become synonymous with the kind of experimentation and genre-bending not often associated with the hard/metalcore community, a testament to the band’s skillful musicianship and intelligent sonic aesthetic. Born in Brooklyn, NY, they have been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest release While They Were Sleeping certainly continues that legacy, with Pitchfork hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen.” It’s a concept album that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a NYC monarchy. To preview and purchase While They Were Sleeping, please visit: metalblade.com/candiria

About Gozu:
Formed in 2010, Gozu has released one EP and three full-lengths to-date, and are currently writing their fourth studio album, set for a 2018 release via Blacklight Media. Fronted by Marc Gaffney on vocals and guitar, Doug Sherman on guitar, Joe Grotto on bass, and Mike Hubbard on drums, the band’s sound is tailor-made for blasting out the car speakers via international radio airwaves. Having already been aired on national television (USA) via MTV (‘Road Rules’, ‘Dudesons’, ‘Real World’), NBC, and NASCAR, Gozu aims to take their critical and commercial success to new heights on their upcoming debut for Blacklight Media, with worldwide touring to follow. Previously, the group shared the stage with the likes of St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Lo Pan, Storm of Light, Helmet, Elder, Mos Generator, and Fu Manchu in the States, as well as Yob, Church of Misery and Kvelertak in Europe at Roadburn (Netherlands) and DesertFest Berlin (Germany). 2018 will surely see Gozu back on the road again, and at the forefront of the heavy rock and metal world.

About Good Tiger:
Comprised of guitarists Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, bassist Morgan Sinclair, drummer Alex Rudinger, and vocalist Elliot Coleman, Good Tiger has raised the stakes across the board on their upcoming sophomore effort, We Will All Be Gone. Every track on the album has a definitive character of its own, and none stay in a single gear, all of them dynamic and textured as they evoke various tones and moods. Tracking at Middle Farm Studios in southwest England, the band recruited producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus), and engineer/mixer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery/Animals As Leaders). “We worked with Nolly on the last album, we had a great working relationship, and wanted to explore that further in a more developed situation,” Dez explains. “Forrester has made some of our favorite albums, and is someone we could trust steering the ship. Having self-produced for so long it can be at times quite difficult to let go, so it was important we found people we could fully entrust to help create the album we wanted to make.” To preview and pre-order We Will All Be Gone, please visit: metalblade.com/goodtiger

About Mother Feather:
Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Blacklight Media. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet.” To preview and purchase Mother Feather‘s previous release – the band’s self-titled debut – please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

About Oni:
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, Oni‘s sound can be compared to the genre’s heavy hitters – The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me – yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on their debut, Ironshore. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira), the album takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. To preview and purchase Ironshore, please visit: metalblade.com/oni

About Eyes Of The Sun:
Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

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Another Lost Year Premiere Video For “Call It Like It Is”

Another Lost Year premiere a music video for their single, “Call It Like It Is”, from the band’s upcoming album due out in 2018. ALY is currently wrapping up the end of the year with their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Traveling Party. The video was directed by Dillenger (Dan Johnson) of Dillenger Media Group and can be streamed below.

Says the bands vocalist Clinton Cunanon:

“We just decided to literally do what we wanted to do, get back to the reasons we fell in love with music, to make people feel something, even if that feeling is uncomfortable. When it came to our latest single, Call It Like It Is, we used imagery that we felt would invoke some feelings in people, and when it came to the video, well, we dug in hard, probably a little over ambitious, but we shot for the moon and could not be happier with how it turned out! Dillinger Media and Dan Johnson helped us execute the idea flawlessly in our opinion!”

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Asher Media Relations Offer Holiday Sampler “Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7”

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s that time of year that Asher Media Relations, a PR company promoting aggressive music in Canada, USA and Europe shares its next holiday sampler featuring artists they have had the honour of working with in 2017. This year’s 7th volume of “Happy Metal Annihilation” showcases over 4 hours of headbanging tunes from black to death to thrash to metalcore to hard rock and everything else under the metal umbrella. Let the holiday mosh pit begin!

Publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations comments:

“I’ve been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the headbanging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. m/m/”

“Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7” features over 50 tracks and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Bandcamp:

Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7 by Asher Media

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Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) Sign With Century Media

Wiegedood, who feature Oathbreaker members Wim Coppers and Gilles Demolder alongside Amenra/Oathbreaker bassist Levy Seynaeve have signed with Century Media. The band have been in the studio recording, “De Doden Hebben het Goed III“, which will serve as the final chapter of their album trilogy. Century Media is planning a spring release date for that outing.

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