Earthless European/UK Tour With Ruby The Hatchet & Pallbearer Announced

Earthless will be out on the road again this summer for the below run of European/UK dates with Ruby The Hatchet, Pallbearer and more. Here’s where the trek will hit:

07/29 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds Kings Heath (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
07/30 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
07/31 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/01 Brighton, UK – The Haunt Brighton (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/02 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso Amsterdam (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/03 Beelen, GER – Krach am Bach Festival
08/04 Waldhausen im Strudengau, AUT – Lake on Fire Festival
08/06 Primošten CRO – SuperUho Festival
08/08 Budapest, HUN – A38 Hajó (feat. Pallbearer)
08/11 Moledo, POR – SonicBlast Moledo
08/14 Bagnes, SWI – PALP festival Rocklette
08/15 Winterthur, SWI – Gaswerk (feat. Pallbearer & Ruby The Hatchet)

Earthless relased their latest album “Black Heaven” this past March.

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Earthless European/UK Tour With Ruby The Hatchet & Pallbearer Announced

Earthless will be out on the road again this summer for the below run of European/UK dates with Ruby The Hatchet, Pallbearer and more. Here’s where the trek will hit:

07/29 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds Kings Heath (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
07/30 Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
07/31 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/01 Brighton, UK – The Haunt Brighton (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/02 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso Amsterdam (feat. Ruby The Hatchet)
08/03 Beelen, GER – Krach am Bach Festival
08/04 Waldhausen im Strudengau, AUT – Lake on Fire Festival
08/06 Primošten CRO – SuperUho Festival
08/08 Budapest, HUN – A38 Hajó (feat. Pallbearer)
08/11 Moledo, POR – SonicBlast Moledo
08/14 Bagnes, SWI – PALP festival Rocklette
08/15 Winterthur, SWI – Gaswerk (feat. Pallbearer & Ruby The Hatchet)

Earthless relased their latest album “Black Heaven” this past March.

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Pallbearer Posts, “Dropout” Mini Documentary Online

Little Rock, Arkansas-based ruminant progressive doom quartet, Pallbearer, recently premiered a brand new track entitled “Dropout” as the 53rd instalment of the Adult Swim Singles Program. The song, which is available digitally today, represents a subtle expansion of the singular doom-prog metal sound the Arkansas outfit is known for.

To coincide with this release, the band have also made an accompanying mini doc available which gives a behind the scenes look at the recording of “Dropout” – recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, Arkansas. Check it out below.

Comments the band on the single: “We have almost always written music intended to exist as part of an album, with common musical and lyrical threads that tie many elements together into one release. Being freed from those confines in recording this song allowed us to explore themes and immediacy that might not have been uncovered in our more typical “large format” composition process.”

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Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch & Dust Bolt North American Tour Announced

Obituary will be going on a North American tour this spring. They will be joined by Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt at the following stops:

05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/03 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/06 Boston, MA – Sinclair
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/11 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/12 Detroit, MI – Majestic
05/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/16 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/29 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven Lounge
06/03 Miami, FL – The Ground

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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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Eye Of Nix Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Black Somnia”

This Friday will mark the official unveiling of Black Somnia, the impending new full-length from Seattle-based blackened avantgarde doom bringers Eye Of Nix. Slated to drop via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the immersive new offering was recorded by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot).

The album will be available December 15th digitally and in a full color gatefold LP presentation with 180-gram black vinyl, limited to 250 copies. Check out now “Black Somnia” in its entirety below.

Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. “Black Somnia includes five new pieces and a re-imagining of ‘A Curse.’ Our goal for the recording was to frame the songs’ turbulence and tension with layers of atmosphere,” relays Von Spain. “We also worked intensively with occult artist/photographer Anima Nocturna (Carlos Melgoza) and an international group of Butoh performers to create the album’s ritual-based visual element.”

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ALBUM to DROP by CORMORANT

CORMORANT is a progressive black/death metal band from Petaluma, California. Forged in 2007, the group consists of bassist/vocalist Marcus Luscombe, guitarist Nick Cohon, guitarist/vocalist Matt Solis, and drummer Brennan Kunkel. In addition to performing numerous shows throughout the Bay Area with notable acts like At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room, Ne Obliviscaris, and Pallbearer, CORMORANT has […]

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Gojira Announces Tour Dates With Pallbearer And Oni

Gojira just announced North American headline dates with special guests Pallbearer and Oni in support of the “Magma” album. This summer trek is set to get underway July 30th at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

The announce comes hot on the heels of Gojira joining Metallica as special guests on the “WorldWired” headlining tour. Below you can see all upcoming, currently announced Gojira 2017 tour dates.

+ With Pallbearer
* With Oni
‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold
# Festival Date

5/31 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound#
7/29 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl ‡
7/30 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre +*
8/1 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst +*
8/2 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre +*
8/4 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium ‡
8/5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues +*
8/6 San Diego, CA Petco Park ‡
8/8 Boise, ID Knitting Factory +*
8/9 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field ‡
8/10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory +
8/11 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall +
8/12 Saskatoon, SB O’Brians +
8/14 Vancouver, BC BC Place ‡
8/16 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium ‡

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Pallbearer Premieres New Music Video “I Saw The End” From Upcoming New Album “Heartless”

Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer premieres a new official music video entitled “I Saw The End”, taken from the upcoming new album “Heartless”, which will arrive in stores March 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Zev Deans directed and produced the clip.

Says the band of it:

“Both song and video present a telescopic view on an eternity of corruption. The path of greed leads to misery. When higher awareness allowed us to claw our way out of the mud, we found new ways to exploit one another, abusing the gift that could bring us to new heights. In the end, we pay for our selfishness. Join us for this elegy for what might have been.”

Check out now “I Saw The End” below.

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Mothersloth Streams Full “Moon Omen” Album

Spanish sludge / doom crew Mothersloth today premieres new album “Moon Omen” in full as the album now sees release via Argonauta Records.

Formed in Madrid during 2008, MotherSloth authors a huge and sludgy doom sound that will easily suit fans of anything from Pallbearer to Alice in Chains and Danzig.

1. Shadow Witch
2. Once Human
3. The Firemill
4. Doomsday Cyborg
5. Wish for Dawn
6. Moon Omen

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