Motograter Deny Reports Of Mass Exodus Of Band Members – Say They “Are Ready To Rock”

Motograter have issued a statement denying the recent report that five members of the group had left the band. Yesterday, this report emerged via Numetal.net, which alleged that the band were down to guitarist/vocalist Matt “Nuke” Nunes, having shared a screen cap of a text conversation with guitarist Jesse Stamper that mentioned a mass exodus of band members. Motograter have since denied those reports, issuing the below statement:

“Everything is fine, we just completed our headline tour. Something small got blown out of proportion in the media due to a disgruntled ex-member falsely reporting that we broke up and spreading the news to other websites. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are the strongest we’ve ever been! We have festivals coming up and then the Terror Universal co-headlining tour coming up after that. We are ready to rock!”

It is unsure if the ‘disgruntled ex-member’ refers to Stamper or the Motograter’s former drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson, who has ties to numetal.net. Robertson feuded with Nunes via social media making allegations of drug abuse and violent behavior after being let go.

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Rob Zombie Posts New Shots From Devil’s Rejects Sequel “Three from Hell” – Sid Haig’s & Danny Trejo’s Participation Confirmed

Rob Zombie has shared some still shots from “Three from Hell”, his forthcoming sequel to “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Reject”s. They confirm that Sid Haig will return as ‘Captain Spaulding,’ even though he wasn’t part of Zombie’s initial announcement.

The shots also reveal that Three from Hell will reunite Zombie with Westworld‘s Jeff Daniel Phillips, who appeared in both Zombie’s last two movies, 31 and Lords of Salem, and Richard Brake, who was in 31. Furthermore the shots also reveal that actor Danny Trejo is in the movie.

Check out the pics below. “Expect Three from Hell” will be out sometime in 2019.

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Rob Zombie Posts New Shots From Devil’s Rejects Sequel “Three from Hell” – Sid Haig’s & Danny Trejo’s Participation Confirmed

Rob Zombie has shared some still shots from “Three from Hell”, his forthcoming sequel to “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Reject”s. They confirm that Sid Haig will return as ‘Captain Spaulding,’ even though he wasn’t part of Zombie’s initial announcement.

The shots also reveal that Three from Hell will reunite Zombie with Westworld‘s Jeff Daniel Phillips, who appeared in both Zombie’s last two movies, 31 and Lords of Salem, and Richard Brake, who was in 31. Furthermore the shots also reveal that actor Danny Trejo is in the movie.

Check out the pics below. “Expect Three from Hell” will be out sometime in 2019.

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Chefs Chis Santos and Brian Tsao announce second annual “Small Bites Of Hope” fundraiser for mental health education and suicide prevention

– April 24th, 2018 –

Chef Brian Tsao, known for his appearances on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and CHOPPED shows, as well as his high-energy, heavy metal chef persona on Metal Injection’s Taste of Metal web series, is pleased to announce Small Bites Of Hope, a fundraiser event on May 9 at VANDAL, the restaurant from Executive Chef and Food Network star Chef Chris Santos.

The event will be a fundraiser for the non-profit Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based charity whose mission is to achieve proactive suicide prevention through mental health education and outreach. Tsao supported the cause in 2017 with the inaugural Small Bites Of Hope held in New York’s Hit Factory Studio on May 18.

This year’s Small Bites Of Hope fundraiser features returning host Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, who had this to say about the event: “I’m honored to be a part of Small Bites Of Hope once again. Raising awareness and keeping the topic of mental health on the forefront of our community is crucial. It helps people realize they are not alone in this struggle.”

Tsao is teaming up with Santos to deliver their staple menu of street food and small-bite hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails. Santos added, “It’s been a pleasure to have Chef Brian Tsao not only a part of our family at Beauty & Essex but also in the music industry! We’re excited to host this fundraiser and to bring attention to the help that is needed for all of those affected by mental health issues. I’m excited to join Chef Brian Tsao on shedding light on this cause.”

Sponsors of the 2018 Small Bites Of Hope event are Metal Blade Records, Black Light Media, Revolver, Jackson Guitars, Dark Matter Coffee, and Nightowl Studios.

Tickets will be sold online here, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting mental health education and proactive suicide prevention programs around the world.

About Hope For The Day:
Hope For The Day’s mission is to achieve proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education. Hope For The Day is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Chicago, IL. For more information go to hftd.org

About Nightowl Studios:
Nightowl Studios is a production company and creative studio based out of Los Angeles, specializing in advertising for comic books, video games, TV/Film and more.

About TAO Group:
The TAO group are a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates many of the most successful food, beverage, and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States.

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At The Gates: Details Of New Album “To Drink From The Night Itself” Revealed

At The Gates reveal the official details for their new full-length “To Drink From The Night Itself“. Century Media have the Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) produced effort scheduled for a May 18th release date. A video produced by Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy) for the first single will be premiered soon as well.

Comments vocalist Tomas Lindberg of the cover art:

“It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin [Chioreanu.] We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band.

He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…

The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss.

I can’t wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on ‘To Drink From The Night Itself‘…”

01 – “Der Widerstand”
02 – “To Drink From The Night Itself”
03 – “A Stare Bound In Stone”
04 – “Palace Of Lepers”
05 – “Daggers Of Black Haze”
06 – “The Chasm”
07 – “In Nameless Sleep”
08 – “The Colours Of The Beast”
09 – “A Labyrinth Of Tombs”
10 – “Seas Of Starvation”
11 – “In Death They Shall Burn”
12 – “The Mirror Black“

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Gozu reveals details for new album, ‘Equilibrium’

– February 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat”, online

On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. For a first preview of Equilibrium, the video for the new single “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat” (directed by Tony Simone at Zenbeast Audio / facebook.com/ZenBeastAudio) can be viewed now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

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

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
https://gozu.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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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

Good Tiger online:
http://goodtiger.co
https://www.facebook.com/GoodTigerOfficial
https://twitter.com/goodtiger
https://www.instagram.com/goodtigerofficial

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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)

Eyes Of The Sun online:
https://www.facebook.com/eyesofthesun

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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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