Wildspeaker Posts New Song “Cinders”

Dallas-based blackened crust band Wildspeaker will release upcoming album, “Spreading Adder,” on June 23rd via Prosthetic Records. The blistering 11 track album offers a non-stop grind of driving riffs and thick, weighty atmosphere.

Thematically and lyrically, “Spreading Adder” focuses on the resilience of nature and downfall of human civilization. Check out new track “Cinders” below.

Vocalist Natalie Kahan says, “‘Cinders’ is about the anxiety and unease of changing states. Ultimately, we are still able to burn after the chaos around us cools. The song starts out pummeling fast then becomes punishing and slow. There are a lot of dark layers and tension to ‘Cinders’ that’ll make you clench your teeth.”

Wildspeaker consists of Kahan, guitarists Nelson Favela and Zak Pitts, bassist Garry Brents (Cara Neir), and drummer Ricky Rivera. Self-produced in Brents’ home studio, Spreading Adder will be released on LP, CD and all digital formats. Pre-orders are online here.

1. Apparent Death
2. Spreading Adder
3. Elegy
4. Cinders
5. Ecdysis
6. False Mourning
7. One Sinking Stone
8. Shadow
9. Still Life
10. Petrified Forest
11. Renewal

Wildspeaker will head out on a U.S. tour just two days prior to release date and is set continue touring throughout the rest of the year.

6/21 Dover, NH @ Red Alert Skate
6/22 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
6/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar*
6/24 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar*
6/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Millcreek*
6/26 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
6/27 Indianapolis, IN @ Showroom Studios
6/28 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock and Roll Palace
6/29 Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Yacht Club
6/30 Dayton, OH @ Hank’s Pub
7/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee House
7/02 Allentown, PA @ Good Weekend
7/03 Washington, DC @ Slash Run
7/04 Richmond, VA @ 25 Watts
7/05 Charlotte, NC @ The Station
*ONEFEST

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Goatwhore Posts “Chaos Arcane” Lyric Video

“Vengeful Ascension” is the imminent new full-length album from New Orleans’ metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares an official lyric video for “Chaos Arcane.” Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character Nyarlathotep who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can.

Goatwhore recently wrapping up a successful tour with labelmates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

w/ Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

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Goatwhore unveils “Chaos Arcane” lyric video

– May 24th, 2017 –

‘Vengeful Ascension’ release day draws near; band to kick off headlining tour June 9th

Vengeful Ascension is the imminent new full-length from New Orleans’ metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares the official lyric video for “Chaos Arcane.” Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. To view “Chaos Arcane”, please visit: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also stream the title track, and pre-order Vengeful Ascension in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day), the ten-track Vengeful Ascension is a sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom. While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It’s a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within Goatwhore works of the past.

Goatwhore recently wrapped up a successful tour with label-mates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Wort, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates:
May 27-28 – Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
w/ Anciients:
June 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 10 – Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
June 11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 12 – The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
June 14 – Stork Club – Oakland, CA
June 15 – Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
June 16 – Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
June 20 – Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
June 21 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
June 22 – Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
June 23 – Riddell Center – Regina, SK
June 24 – Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
June 25 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 26 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
June 27 – Frankies – Bryan, OH
June 29 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
June 30 – Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
July 1 – Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Vengeful Ascension track-listing:
1. Forsaken
2. Under The Flesh, Into The Soul
3. Vengeful Ascension
4. Chaos Arcane
5. Where The Sun Is Silent
6. Drowned In Grim Rebirth
7. Abandon Indoctrination
8. Mankind Will Have No Mercy
9. Decayed Omen Reborn
10. Those Who Denied God’s Will

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Seven Kingdoms Checks In With Road Report

Seven Kingdoms is blazing with wild passion through every millisecond of a trek across North America on tour with Evergrey. The band is on the road in support of latest album “Decennium,” which was released earlier this month via Napalm Records.

The tour stops tonight in Regina, Saskatchewan and runs through June 3rd in Philadelphia, PA. Guitarist Camden Cruz checked in from the road with this update:

“The tour is going awesome so far! We just had an awesome show in Calgary last night and we are in Regina tonight. We are making our way back down into the USA and to the East coast, where we expect to see all our friends! Get your tickets and see you at the remaining shows!”

If you missed it, check out the new “Kingslayer” video here and be sure to catch the band live on these remaining dates:

5/23: Regina, SK @ Exchange
5/24: Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
5/25: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/26: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/27: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
5/28: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/30: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
5/31: Montreal QC @ Foufones Electriques
6/1: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
6/3: Manchester, NH @ Jewel

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Ancient Re-Releasing “Trolltaar” EP

Norwegian extreme metal group Ancient is re-releasing the “Trolltaar” EP (1995) via Sleaszy Rider Records.

This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, with a vinyl edition to also soon be available.

Ancient released long-awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead,” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

It arrived a mere 12 years following previous full-length album “Night Visit.” Catch Ancient live on these upcoming live appearances:

7/20 2017 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
12/2 2017 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
12/3 2017 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland
5/12 2018 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

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Red Fang Posts “Cut It Short” Video

Red Fang, which plays Rock on the Range today, adds to a growing canon of comedic clips by debuting the video for “Cut It Short” – check it out below.

Whitey McConnaughy directed the clip, continuing the partnership that birthed videos for “Wires,” “Prehistoric Dog,” “Hank Is Dead” and most recently “Shadows.” In the “Cut It Short” video, McConnaughy explores the inner dynamics of touring bands with hilarious accuracy.

Red Fang plays one additional North American date (May 26th at the Modified Ghost Festival II) before heading to Europe for a month of shows. The band resurfaces Stateside at Bumbershoot in September followed by a performance at Crucial Fest.

Catch these upcoming Red Fang 2017 tour dates:

May 19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 26 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival II
June 10 Guilford, UK Boileroom
June 11 Donnington, UK Download Festival
June 12 Lille, France L’Aeronef
June 14 Orleans, France Astrolabe
June 15 Lyon, France Epicerie Moderne
June 16 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 17 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
June 20 Vienna, Austria Flex
June 21 Orfu, Hungary Fishing on Orfu
June 23 Saarwellingen, Germany Saarmageddon Festival
June 24 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 25 Neuhausen, Germany Southside Festival
June 28 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
June 29 Nimjegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
July 1 Pratteln, Switzerland Fuzz Jam Festival
July 5 Biarritz, France Atabel
July 6 Viverio, Spain Resurrection Festival
July 8 Barcelona, Spain Razzamatazz 2
July 9 Ile du Gaou, France Pointu Festival
September 1 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (featuring King Diamond)

– May 19th, 2017 –

Tickets on sale now, plus hotel discounts available

Set to take place from August 18th through August 20th (with a pre-party on August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada), Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will see the legendary King Diamond perform the Abigail album in its entirety as a USA-exclusive show for 2017. Other headliners at the festival include Mastodon, Neurosis, Corrosion of Conformity, among countless other bands as support. It is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival.

Last year, Dig Boston lauded Psycho Las Vegas for boasting “one of the most amazing festival lineups” to-date. BrooklynVegan praised the event as both “fun [and] weird” with a sound quality that was “absolutely top-level,” while Las Vegas Review Journal celebrated the festival’s “communal, come-as-you-are vibe,” adding that “the whole weekend had the feel of a heavy-metal family gathering meets ‘The Big Lebowski’; a laid-back get-together with an ensemble cast of far-out characters, from gray-haired dudes in Captain Beefheart T-shirts to Yeti-shaggy heavy-metal epicureans…Noisey concurred, hailing Psycho Las Vegas for fulfilling “every hesher’s fantasy of wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel stoned out of your mind while alternating between gambling, getting wasted, smoking cigarettes indoors, eating Mexican food, flaunting tattoos, and, of course, watching a seemingly endless onslaught of metal bands perform.

And this year, Psycho Las Vegas will only up the proverbial ante with exclusive 2017 USA appearances by French progressive rock unit Magma, black metallers Abbath led by former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta, and cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss‘ John Garcia. Additionally, Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, will be making his west of Chicago exclusive appearance, while Manilla Road, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, will perform their classic Crystal Logic in its entirety as a worldwide exclusive for Psycho Las Vegas.

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at: psycholv2017.eventbrite.com

Payment options for Psycho Las Vegas 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets. For more information, please visit: affirm.com

Hotel discounts at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino are also available using the code “psych17” (Note: You must use this special code at the time of booking; not when you arrive at the hotel). Book today at: hardrockhotel.com

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 line-up (alphabetical):
Abbath
Ace Frehley
Black Anvil
Blood Ceremony
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buzzov*en
Carcass
Celeste
Chelsea Wolfe
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Code Orange
Conan
Corrosion Of Conformity
Cough
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Diamondhead
Domkraft
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Eternal Tapestry
Fister
Floorian
Gatecreeper
GEQ
Gojira
Gost
Graf Orlock
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond
Laura Pleasants & Special Guests
Magma
Manilla Road
Merlin
Mastodon
Minsk
Morne
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Mustard Gas & Roses
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Pentagram
Psychic TV
The Rods
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Saturndust (AKA Flights)
Sleep
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Toke
Urchin
Usnea
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Yawning Man
Year Of The Cobra
Youngblood Supercult
Zeal & Ardor

Psycho Las Vegas online:
http://www.vivapsycho.com
http://www.facebook.com/psychoLasVegas
http://www.instagram.com/psycholasvegas

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Edensong Prepares For Tour With Imminent Sonic Destruction

Imminent Sonic Destruction and Edensong have been busy pulling out all the stops, hitting all your favorite progressive rock and metal news outlets to promote an upcoming North American tour.

Now, Edensong has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a very special limited edition (250 copies) anniversary edition of acclaimed album “Years in the Garden of Years” (reviewed here).

The album will be issued as a gatefold double album and any copy that is procured via this Kickstarter campaign will be signed by Edensong, numbered, and include a personalized thank you message. Check out full campaign details here.

Imminent Sonic Destruction has also been busy with pre-tour planning activities and just released a teaser video available below. Catch the bands live:

May 20, 2017 – Terra Incognita Festival, Quebec City, Canada (Edensong only)
May 22, 2017 – Toronto, Canada @ The Hard Luck Bar
May 24, 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Fubar
May 25, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois @ Martyrs
May 26, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan @ The Loving Touch
May 27, 2017 – Erie, Pennsylvania @ Sherlock’s
May 28, 2017 – New York City, New York @ DROM

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Goatwhore Announces Summer Tour Dates With Anciients

Goatwhore, which is currently wrapping up a tour with label mates Amon Amarth, will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the end of the month before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

The band will release new album “Vengeful Ascension” worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Goatwhore’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, “Vengeful Ascension” was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

Goatwhore w/ Amon Amarth [remaining dates]:
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/18/2017 Lookout – Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
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5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

w/ Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

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Comaniac Named As New Support Act For Metal Church’s European Tour

Heavy metal titans Metal Church will be touring Europe extensively next month in celebration of latest studio album “XI” (see review here), which was released last year via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Rat Pak Records in North America. After previous support Meshiaak was forced to cancel the tour due to parting ways with drummer Jon Dette, Metal Church has revealed Swiss thrashers Comaniac as the replacement.

Comaniac stated: “Wow, we are truly overwhelmed to join the amazing Metal Church on the European run in June. Besides being on tour with one of our favorite bands it’s also a huge honor to play in some legendary venues where we have attended the concerts of our favorite bands as fans. Those are exactly the moments you’re dreaming about when you start a band. We’re looking forward to seeing many new faces and we promise to kick your ass!”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

09 Jun – SWE, Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival*
10 Jun – DE, Bremen, Tivoli
11 Jun – NL, Eindhoven, Dynamo Club
12 Jun – DE, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
13 Jun – DE, Munich, Backstage
14 Jun – DE, Stuttgart, dasCann
16 Jun – BE, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting*
17 Jun – DE, Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
18 Jun – FR, Clisson, Hellfest*
20 Jun – UK, London, Underworld
21 Jun – UK, Glasgow, Audio
22 Jun – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2
23 Jun – IRE, Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
24 Jun – UK, Bristol, Thekla
26 Jun – GR, Thessaloniki, Eightball Club*
27 Jun – GR, Athens, Kyttaro Live*
30 Jun – ES, Barcelona, Rock Fest*
02 Jul – RUS, Moscow, Volta*
*Metal Church only

More Metal Church live dates:

02 Jun – USA, Portland, OR, Rock Hard PDX NEW!
03 Jun – USA, Tacoma, WA, Cultura Event Center NEW!
15 Jul – USA, Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
01 Aug – NO, Oslo, Sentrum Scene (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
02 Aug – DK, Copenhagen, Store Vega (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
05 Aug – FR, Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, Sylak Open Air
09 Aug – CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault
10 Aug – DE, Nuremberg, Hirsch
11 Aug – NL, Leeuwarden, Into the Grave
12 Aug – P, Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest
07 Sept – USA, Atlanta, GA, ProgPower USA XVIII

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