Video Clip For New Song “Black Hoodie” Issued By Body Count

Today, Ice-T’s Body Count released the video clip for the new song “Black Hoodie.” The song is taken from the forthcoming new album “Bloodlust,” which is set for release on March 31st via Century Media Records.

Ice-T states: “This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself.”

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Metal Blade Records to release Cirith Ungol classic ‘King Of The Dead’ as Ultimate Edition with bonus tracks and DVD

– March 23rd, 2017 –

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol‘s first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol‘s King Of The Dead album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th! To hear the classic track, “Atom Smasher”, please visit: metalblade.com/cirithungol – where the King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD/DVD Digipak
–180g black vinyl
–clear ice blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquoise green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–blood-red vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus-DVD! The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition LP will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984!

King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition track-listing:
1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus Track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus-DVD track-listing (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I’m Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

Cirith Ungol line-up on King Of The Dead:
Tim Baker – vocals
Jerry Fogle – guitars
Michael ‘Flint’ Vujejia – bass
Robert Garven – drums

Cirith Ungol will perform live in Europe for the first time ever at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen on April 28-29. See below for all dates!

Cirith Ungol live
Apr. 28-29 – Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany – Keep It True Festival
May 26-27 – Athens, Greece – Up The Hammers
July 21-22 – Crispendorf, Germany – Chaos Descends
Nov. 17-18 – Wurzburg, Germany – Hammer Of Doom

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Galactic Cowboys “Evil Twin” – new Throwback Thursday video of the week!

– March 23rd, 2017 –

In celebration of Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary, a recently digitized video from the archives will be launched every Thursday on the label’s official YouTube channel. These videos have never been officially uploaded by the label, and some are not currently available anywhere else online. Previous Throwback Thursday videos include classic cuts from Lizzy Borden, Candlemass, Nevada Beach, Skrew, and more. Watch the latest video and more at the official YouTube playlist.

This week’s installment is Galactic Cowboys “Evil Twin” from the group’s 1997 album “The Horse That Bud Bought.” Download or stream the album via the digital music provider of your choice: smarturl.it/gc-horse

About Galactic Cowboys:
“Ga-lac-tic (g-lak’tik), adj. 1. Of or obtained from milk.
Cow-boy (kou’boi’), n. A ranch worker who rides horseback on his job of herding cattle.” -Webster’s New World Dictionary

There was a sonic ripple (sort of near Katy…but not really) in the otherwise peaceful universe of Houston, Texas. A quartet of dashing young men took the stage claiming to be the Houston Astros. Unbeknownst to them, that name had already been taken. So, they settled for the logical “next best thing” the Galactic Cowboys.

In 1990, they signed with DGC (Geffen) and released two critically acclaimed CD’s, Galactic Cowboys self-title (1991) , and Space In Your Face (1993). In 1995, the band moved to Metal Blade Records and recorded Machine Fish (1996) followed by the EP, Feel The Rage, also released in 1996 (which included covers by Paul McCartney’s Wings and Kiss). The Horse That Bud Bought (1997), At The End Of The Day (1998), and Let it Go (2000) followed.

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Cut Up launches title track for new album, ‘Wherever They May Rot’

– March 20th, 2017 –

This Friday (March 24th), Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, the title track can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=dMcmsXZX1v8

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the previous singles, “From Ear To Ear” and “Vermin Funeral”, and pre-order Wherever They May Rot (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With an impressive collective past in the extreme side of metal and the ambition to blaze the trail of musical violence, Cut Up has come to claim the throne. Combining grinding death metal with a modern approach and high musicianship, yet always with key focus on brutality, these Swedes are notorious for bringing the gore wherever they go. With their new album, Wherever They May Rot, Cut Up has reached a whole new level of brutality. Guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up live:
Apr. 29 – Sundsvall, Sweden – Club Destroyer
May 12 – Deinze, Belgium – Muziekcafe Elpee
May 13 – Veghel, Netherlands – Deathfest II
May 20 – Hyvinkaa, Finland – Steelfest Open Air
July 29 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 21 – Belusa, Slovakia – Deathfest

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
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https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Fates Warning reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– March 16th, 2017 –

Launches video for “Fata Morgana (live)”

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 upcoming DVD/Blu-ray out April 28th via Metal Blade Records, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fateswarning – where Awaken the Guardian Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
–2CD + DVD Digipak
–Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta. Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, Awaken the Guardian Live also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis (dangerousage.com), making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “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.”

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Fates Warning reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– March 16th, 2017 –

Launches video for “Fata Morgana (live)”

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 upcoming DVD/Blu-ray out April 28th via Metal Blade Records, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fateswarning – where Awaken the Guardian Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
–2CD + DVD Digipak
–Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta. Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, Awaken the Guardian Live also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis (dangerousage.com), making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “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.”

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http://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning

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Revocation’s “Communion” to appear in upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie

– March 16th, 2017 –

After releasing their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, to critical acclaim last year, Revocation will now also be featured in the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie for the album track “Communion”. USA fans can hear the song when the film is released in theaters on March 24th; to listen online, please visit: soundcloud.com

For more information about the film ‘Power Rangers’, please visit: powerrangers.movie

Having delivered five killer albums boasting some of the most potent, technical and abrasive metal unleashed over the last decade, it would be easy for Revocation to sit back and rest upon their laurels. However, with their constant drive to push their sound ever forward and refusal to compromise their integrity, this could never be the case – and Great Is Our Sin is their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty release to date. To preview and purchase Great Is Our Sin, please visit metalblade.com/revocation

Next week, Revocation will play select shows in Canada, as well as appear in Rhode Island, before heading out on a full USA tour with Morbid Angel, Suffocation, and Withered in May/June. See below for all upcoming dates!

Revocation tour dates
Mar. 23 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
Mar. 24 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
Mar. 25 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

Revocation tour dates
w/ Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Withered

May 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
May 21 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall *
May 22 – Tallahassee, FL – The Side Bar Theatre *
May 23 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
May 24 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
May 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
May 28 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 29 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
June 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
June 2 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
June 3 – Chicago, IL – Metro
June 4 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
June 6 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
June 7 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
June 8 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
June 9 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep **
June 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
June 12 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
June 13 – Portland, OR – Dantes
June 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Social Hall SF
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
June 17 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
June 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
June 19 – Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff’s Green Room **
June 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
June 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 22 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
June 23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
June 24 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
June 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
June 29 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry ***
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie ***
July 1 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall ***
July 14 – Armstrong, Canada – Hassen Arena *
*=Revocation only
**=no Morbid Angel
***=Revocation, Suffocation only

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

Revocation online:
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http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST And GATECREEPER To Kick Off North American Tour Supporting Nails TOMORROW!

Oregon-based punk thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST and their Arizona-based, classic death metal labelmates GATECREEPER will kick off their long-awaited North American live takeover supporting Nails this week. The tour will commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage eighteen cities through April 2nd in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below. TOXIC HOLOCAUST And […]

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MAYHEM: Black Metal Legends Prepare For European Takeover; Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII To Commence March 24th

“MAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony… ” – BeatRoute Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band […]

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Stone Sour Set To Play Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party Thursday, May 18 At Express Live! In Columbus, OH

Stone Sour is excited to announce the band?s return to the live stage, with an exclusive performance at the Rock On The Range official festival Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, OH. An exclusive presale for Rock On The Range ticket purchasers will start on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 […]

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