Fates Warning enters worldwide charts for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– May 9th, 2017 –

Fates Warning recently released their new DVD/Blu-ray, Awaken the Guardian Live, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the worldwide charts! See below for all positions:

#15 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#48 Independent Current Albums (USA)
#195 Top Current Albums (USA)
#21 Top Albums (Germany)

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the DVD/Blu-ray, Awaken the Guardian Live. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of ‘Awaken The Guardian‘ at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude.”

To preview and purchase Awaken the Guardian Live, please visit: metalblade.com/fateswarning

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Armored Saint Celebrates “Carpe Noctum” Chart Positions

Armored Saint recently released new live album, “Carpe Noctum,” via Metal Blade Records and for that effort the band has now entered the Billboard charts:

#35 Billboard Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#100 Billboard Independent Albums (USA)

Later this month, Armored Saint will return to Ireland and the U.K. (appearing in some cities for the first time), before playing select USA dates in May.

Joey Vera (bass) comments: “We’re really looking forward to playing these select U.K. shows in March. We’ve never played in Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham or Wales, so we’re super excited to play in these places – as well as in Belfast, which we’d played only once before. We get a lot of requests from our UK fan base and since we were offered the headline spot at Hammerfest, we decided to hit some of these other UK cities. So, here we go!”

Mar. 20 – Voodoo – Dublin, Ireland
Mar. 21 – The Limelight – Belfast, Ireland
Mar. 23 – HammerFest – Gwynedd, N. Wales, UK
Mar. 24 – The Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Mar. 25 – O2 Academy 3 – Birmingham, UK
May 18 – Route 20 Outhouse – Sturtevent, WI
May 19 – Q and Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
May 20 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

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Six Feet Under enters worldwide charts for new album, ‘Torment’

– March 7th, 2017 –

Six Feet Under recently released their 12th studio album, Torment, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered charts worldwide! See below for all positions:

#9 Billboard Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#33 Billboard Independent Albums (USA)
#144 Billboard Top Current Albums (USA)
#44 Top 100 Albums (Germany)

As a new leap in intensity, Torment gives fans plenty of classic Six Feet Under groove, with a much more aggressive approach and blast beats throughout. This is a cantankerous Six Feet Under with absolutely nothing to prove. This is Six Feet Under at their most deadly.

To purchase Torment in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder. To preview the album, fans can check out the previously released singles:
–”Sacrificial Kill”: soundcloud.com
–”Schizomaniac” band play-through (by Jeff Hughell and Marco Pitruzzella): youtube.com/watch?v=blcIhkBIDEk
–”The Separation of Flesh from Bone”: youtube.com/watch?v=546BI9k_s-8
–”Exploratory Homicide” guitar and bass play-through (by Jeff Hughell): youtube.com/watch?v=y6mGjqDwIXI

Torment was brought to life by Chris Barnes with bassist/guitarist Jeff Hughell (Brain Drill) shouldering the load of writing the music, along with heralded drummer Marco Pitruzzella (Brain Drill, Anomalous, Sleep Terror). The combination of Barnes’ multi-decade death metal experience and the speed and precision of Hughell and Pitruzzella’s relative youth go a long way to cementing this as a solid foundation for high level death metal. Chris Barnes elaborates: “I’ve been lucky to have a lot of standout albums in my career. That’s only because I’ve had a great many talented writing partners and musicians to collaborate with. Our new album, ‘Torment‘, to me, is one of those albums. Jeff Hughell has provided the flammable material for me to write some explosive lyrics and vocal parts to. I know people always say, ‘this is my best album ever’, and I won’t say that, because everyone has their own favorites, but I do enjoy creating new music, and I feel as though with this one we expressed concisely and to the fullest the duality of our music.”

Six Feet Under line-up:
Chris Barnes – vocals
Jeff Hughell – bass
Marco Pitruzzella – drums
Jack Owen – guitar
Ray Suhy – guitar

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Serpentine Dominion Celebrates Self-Titled Album’s Chart Positions

After recently releasing self-titled debut, Serpentine Dominion – featuring Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), and Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) – has now landed on the North American charts. See below for positions by territory:

Canada
#30 Metal Charts
#105 Top Digital Albums
#195 Top 200

USA
#5 Top New Artist Albums
#13 Current Hard Music Albums
#35 Top Current Rock Albums
#24 Record Label Independent Current Albums
#113 Top Current Albums

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Wovenwar’s New Album “Honor Is Dead” Hits The Charts

After releasing sophomore effort, “Honor Is Dead,” Wovenwar has now landed on the worldwide charts for the album:

Canada
#76 Top 200
#9 Hard Music Charts
#44 Digital Music Charts

Germany
#79

USA
#7 Billboard Current Hard Music Albums
#15 Billboard Independent Current Albums
#27 Billboard Current Rock Albums
#40 Billboard Current Digital Albums
#41 Billboard Digital Albums
#63 Billboard Top Current Albums

In support of “Honor Is Dead,” Wovenwar is currently on tour in North America with Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided. Remaining dates are as follows:

w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Darkness Divided
Nov. 1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Nov. 6 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Nov. 8 – Cudday, WI – The Metal Grill
Nov. 9 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z
Nov. 10 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
Nov. 11 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
Nov. 13 – New York City, NY – Gramercy
Nov. 15 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile

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Wovenwar lands on worldwide charts for new album, ‘Honor Is Dead’

– October 31st, 2016 –

After recently releasing their sophomore effort, Honor Is Dead, Wovenwar has now landed on the worldwide charts for the album! See below for positions by territory:

Canada
#76 Top 200
#9 Hard Music Charts
#44 Digital Music Charts

Germany
#79

USA
#7 Billboard Current Hard Music Albums
#15 Billboard Independent Current Albums
#27 Billboard Current Rock Albums
#40 Billboard Current Digital Albums
#41 Billboard Digital Albums
#63 Billboard Top Current Albums

To preview and purchase Honor Is Dead, please visit: metalblade.com/wovenwar

More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members, while the music for Wovenwar was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry. Expanding upon the ruthlessly catchy melodies and hooks of their debut, Honor Is Dead makes for a listening experience with real depth, and a broad emotional range. Driven by a darker lyrical theme, the album’s 11 tracks hit with devastating force!

In support of Honor Is Dead, Wovenwar is currently on tour in North America with Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, and Darkness Divided – see below for all dates!

Wovenwar tour dates
w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Darkness Divided

Nov. 1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Nov. 6 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Nov. 8 – Cudday, WI – The Metal Grill
Nov. 9 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z
Nov. 10 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
Nov. 11 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
Nov. 13 – New York City, NY – Gramercy
Nov. 15 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile

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Native Construct’s Myles Yang and Poh Hock offer online music lessons, launch live play-through of track “Chromatic Lights”

– February 23rd, 2016 –

After completing an extensive tour with Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, and Intronaut, Native Construct‘s Myles Yang (guitar) and Poh Hock (guitar) are now offering online music lessons! All levels are welcome (beginner through advanced; rates/scheduling is flexible), with Myles specializing in theory/composition and programming, and Poh Hock specializing in guitar technique and improvisation. If interested, fans can contact Myles at: facebook.com/MylesYang, while Poh Hock can be reached at: facebook.com/pohhock.kee

To showcase their abilities, Myles and Poh Hock filmed a live play-through of the track “Chromatic Lights“, taken from their recently released debut, Quiet World . The video can be viewed here: youtube.com/watch?v=2P68f0UiNkY

Myles and Poh Hock comment: “‘Chromatic Lights’ is the penultimate track from our debut album, ‘Quiet World‘. It’s a 3-part fugue on the primary theme of the final track, ‘Chromatic Aberration.’ The episodic materials between each entry are derived from the final track’s secondary motives. If you happen to be a large nerd, it’s a lot of fun to listen to both tracks and dissect all the parallels. Enjoy!”

Hailed as a “masterpiece” by HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com (5/5), Quiet World was written and largely self-produced while the band members were full-time students at the Berklee College of Music. What began as casual jam sessions during their free time at Berklee eventually became their primary focus as creative professionals. Having already made their mark on the Billboard charts (#56 Hard Music Albums Chart; #85 New Artist Chart) in addition to securing multiple national tours, it is anything but quiet in Native Construct‘s world.

To preview and purchase Quiet World , please visit: metalblade.com/nativeconstruct

Stay tuned for more Native Construct news coming soon!

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REVOCATION officially announce Ash Pearson as new drummer

– June 26th, 2015 –

REVOCATION are happy to officially confirm drummer Ash Pearson as their new full time drummer! Pearson is most well known for his work in 3 Inches of Blood, and is a welcome addition to the line up. Front man Dave Davidson offered the following on the announcement: “We’re very stoked to announce that Ash Pearson is our new drummer! Many of you might already be familiar with his drum skills in 3 Inches Of Blood but for those of you who are unaware of his talents let us assure you that he absolutely KILLS behind the kit! We’re looking forward to starting this new chapter of Revocation with Ash on board and can’t wait for everyone to see him in action.

Here’s what Ash has to say about our newly forged alliance:
I am very honoured to be joining Revocation. Phil is a good friend of mine and I feel privileged to have his blessing and to be his successor. I take seriously the challenge to keep the caliber of this band high and look forward to continuing the legacy of Revocation.

Deathless” debuted on the Billboard charts last month, beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. “Deathless” also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. This is Revocation‘s second straight debut on the top 200 chart. “Deathless” was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts.

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Cattle Decapitation to debut new song at The Housecore Horror Film Festival!

– October 9th, 2014 –

Vocalist Travis Ryan to make guest appearance Wizards of Gore (Rigor Mortis)!

Cattle Decapitation will be performing a brand new song off their upcoming 2015 Metal Blade release at the mid day show of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The show will be at Midway’s on Friday, 10/24 with Unearth, Brian Posehn, Origin, fellow San Diegan and friend Author & Punisher, and Evil United! The band is looking forward to debuting new material for the festival crowd. Later that same evening, Cattle Decapitation‘s vocalist Travis Ryan will be performing vocals with Wizards of Gore (the legendary gore thrash act Rigor Mortis under a different name) for his all time favorite Rigor Mortis track “Foaming at the Mouth”, which will mark this the band’s first time playing the song in over 25 years!

Friday, 10/24 – Midway’s (Day show)
Unearth
Cattle Decapitation
Brian Posehn
Origin
Author & Punisher
Evil United
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Friday, 10/24 – Emo’s (Night Show)
Voivod
Portal
Wizards of Gore
Subrosa
War Master
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Monolith Of Inhumanity,” the most recent slab of sonic annihilation Cattle Decapitation, landed at #32 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #23 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #177 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart upon its first week of release in May 2012.

Decade of Decapitation“, the band’s vinyl box set, celebrating 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records. The band’s entire Metal Blade discography: “To Serve Man” (2002), “Humanure” (2004), “Karma.Bloody.Karma” (2006), “The Harvest Floor” (2009), and “Monolith of Inhumanity” (2012) are all available in colors, handpicked by the band. The colors reflect the concept or color scheme behind each album. Fans will also have the opportunity to pick up a collectable box that comes with an exclusive t-shirt, both with brand new art from longtime Cattle Decapitation cover artist, Wes Benscoter. Additionally, “To Serve Man”, the band’s debut full-length, and their sophomore effort “Humanure” have been remastered specially for this release. Visit indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords to claim your copy.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announce Fall North American headlining tour

– August 14th, 2013 –

The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining them for this particular run are Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27). The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is below, and on the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.

The Black Dahlia Murder just returned home from a long summer on tour as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. At the Ventura, CA stop of the tour, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for “Into the Everblack” from the band’s new album, “Everblack.The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Additionally, videos for each individual performance have been posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

Everblack,” the band’s new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). Additional chart debuts include #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Additionally, the album peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s new music video for “Goat of Departure” was also recently made available, and be seen on youtube HERE. The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit, MI last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

“the mesmeric fretwork of Ryan Knight cements his position as one of the finest axeman in the business” Metal Hammer (UK)

“The are few bands in death metal more accomplished, consistent, and plain likeable than The Black Dahlia Murder.” Terrorizer Magazine

“[TBDM] embody what modern death metal should be: immediate, ferocious, and wrapped in a coffin of awesome riffs. And that’s exactly what you get on the band’s fantastic new album.” MetalInjection.net

The Black Dahlia Murder
Tour w/ Skeletonwitch, Fallujah,
Noisem (10/24-11/19), Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27)

10/24 Cleveland, OH Peabodys
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
10/26 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
10/27 Providence, RI The Met
10/28 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/29 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/30 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
10/31 Ottawa, ON Ritual
11/01 London, ON Rum Runners
11/02 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/04 Thunder Bay, ON CROCKS
11/06 Winnipeg, MB WECC
11/07 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
11/08 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
11/09 Calgary, AB The Den
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
11/12 Spokane, WA The Center
11/13 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
11/15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
11/16 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/17 Tucson, AZ The Rock
11/19 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
11/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/22 St. Louis, MO Firebird
11/23 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
11/24 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/25 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/27 Flint, MI The Machine Shop

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
09/18 Bochim, DE Matrix
09/19 Paris, FR L’Empreinte
09/20 London, UK Islington Academy
09/21 Manchester, UK NQ Live
09/22 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
09/24 Brussels, BE Magasin 4
09/25 Enschede, NL Atak
09/27 Stockholm, SE Klubben
09/28 Gothenburg, SE Stickey Fingers
09/29 Oslo, NO John Dee
09/30 Copenhagen, DK Little Vega
10/01 Berlin, DE Magnet
10/02 Hamburg, DE Logo
10/04 Munich, DE Hansa 39
10/05 Leipzig, DE Conne Island
10/06 Vienna, AT Szene
10/07 Milan, IT Live Forum
10/08 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
10/09 Stuttgart, DE Universum
10/10 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp

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