Erik Rutan To Fill In For Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer’s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (“Kill,” “Evisceration Plague,” “Torture,” “Red Before Black”) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

Rutan will be appearing with the band on the following tour dates:

round out this killer line-up.

Cannibal Corpse will be on the tour from the start up to March 7, where they’ll be replaced by Immolation for the remainder of the trek. Morbid Angel, Necrot and Blood Incantation will participate in the whole tour.

w/Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Sun/Feb-17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Tue/Feb-19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs
Wed/Feb-20 San Diego, CA The Observatory
Thu/Feb-21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Fri/Feb-22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat/Feb-23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon/Feb-25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Feb-26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Fri/Mar-01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Sat/Mar-02 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Sun/Mar-03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
Mon/Mar-04 Chicago, IL The Concord
Thu/Mar-07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Fri/Mar-08 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Mar-09 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sun/Mar-10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mon/Mar-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Wed/Mar-13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thu/Mar-14 Tampa, FL Orpheum

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Erik Rutan To Fill In For Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer’s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (“Kill,” “Evisceration Plague,” “Torture,” “Red Before Black”) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

Rutan will be appearing with the band on the following tour dates:

round out this killer line-up.

Cannibal Corpse will be on the tour from the start up to March 7, where they’ll be replaced by Immolation for the remainder of the trek. Morbid Angel, Necrot and Blood Incantation will participate in the whole tour.

w/Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Sun/Feb-17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Tue/Feb-19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs
Wed/Feb-20 San Diego, CA The Observatory
Thu/Feb-21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater
Fri/Feb-22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat/Feb-23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon/Feb-25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Feb-26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Fri/Mar-01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Sat/Mar-02 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Sun/Mar-03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
Mon/Mar-04 Chicago, IL The Concord
Thu/Mar-07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Morbid Angel, Immolation, Necrot and Blood Incantation

Fri/Mar-08 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Mar-09 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sun/Mar-10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Mon/Mar-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Wed/Mar-13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Thu/Mar-14 Tampa, FL Orpheum

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King Diamond Premieres “Black Horsemen” Live Performance From New Blu-ray/DVD

January 25th will see the release of King Diamond‘s new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Songs For The Dead Live“. Live footage of “Black Horsemen” from it can be watched below:

The Blu-ray/DVD release will be out on Metal Blade Records and features two live shows: June 17th, 2016 at the ‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ festival in Dessel, Belgium and November 25th, 2015 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Both of which showcase performances of King Diamond‘s 1987 classic album “Abigail” plus several fan favorites.

‘Graspop Metal Meeting‘ performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Halloween”
05 – “Eye Of The Witch”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion On Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

The Fillmore performance:

01 – “Out From The Asylum”
02 – “Welcome Home”
03 – “Sleepless Nights”
04 – “Eye Of The Witch”
05 – “Halloween”
06 – “Melissa”
07 – “Come To The Sabbath”
08 – “Them”
09 – “Funeral”
10 – “Arrival”
11 – “A Mansion In Darkness”
12 – “The Family Ghost”
13 – “The 7th Day Of July 1777”
14 – “Omens”
15 – “The Possession”
16 – “Abigail”
17 – “Black Horsemen”
18 – “Insanity”

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Born Of Osiris Premiere New Track “Analogs In A Cell”

Below you can take in a brand new track called “Analogs In A Cell” from Born Of Osiris‘ fifth studio album “The Simulation”, which will be released January 11th.

Says guitarist Lee McKinney of it:

“This specific song is such a fun little journey to look back on for me. I started writing it back in 2016 or 2017. It was one of the first songs I wrote for the new album after moving to Dallas [and] the song has seen a couple different forms over the past couple years. Regardless, I was sleeping in the studio we rented to track this album.

The guys would come in the morning and leave in the late afternoon, but I’d still be there the rest of the time. I used late nights as the time to track all of the instruments for it after we had drums. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ became my fun little late night project. The best part about forgetting the guitar parts from the demo was rewriting them and making them better.

The demo guitars were very similar, but I tweaked all of the leads and made them more interesting. The entire ending was chugging. I was getting bored with it and I knew I could do better. I started replacing the chugs with notes, then bringing them up an octave, and eventually I ended up writing entirely new guitars for the end.

Then I matched the bass with the guitar. I absolutely love how that song ends now. The fact that it was all made brand new in the studio gave it a longer shelf life for me. Usually when we’re done tracking, I’m also done hearing the songs. I don’t want to listen to them. This song is different. I’m still enjoying hearing all the changes that were made and I can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks.

I think a cool element of this record is how different each song is. They are all very much Born Of Osiris, but they all have different vibes and bring different things to the table. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ has a very live feel. I can’t wait to perform it. All the guitar parts are really shreddy but also fun to play. The guys wrote some amazing lyrics and vocals to the song. Beginning to end, this is one of my favorites on ‘The Simulation‘.”

You can find Born Of Osiris out touring in support of the effort on this North American tour with Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer:

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Earth Crisis Announce May U.S. Mini-Tour w/ Ecostrike

Earth Crisis have some touring planned for May that includes shows in both Japan and the Northeastern U.S.. Below’s where they will be performing:

w/ SECT:

03/06 Tokyo, JAP – Game
03/07 Nagoya, JAP – 3star Imaike
03/08 Osaka, JAP – Socore Factory
03/09 Shizuoka, JAP – Poco
03/10 Tokyo, JAP – ACB

w/ Ecostrike:

05/03 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
05/04 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
05/05 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

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King Diamond launches new video, “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”, from upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Songs For The Dead Live’

– January 8th, 2019 –

On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records.

There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987′s seminal Abigail in its entirety, and Songs For The Dead Live captures this, twice, and in very different locales. Boasting eighteen songs per set, each of the two shows – Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015 – feature a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks including “Welcome Home,” “Halloween,” and “Eye Of The Witch” before launching into Abigail. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.

For a preview of Songs For The Dead Live, a new video, “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=zCElPIPWfWQ

Fans can also watch “Sleepless Nights (Live at The Fillmore)” at: metalblade.com/kingdiamond – where Songs For The Dead Live can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–2DVD/CD 6-Panel Digipak
–Blu-ray (includes audio digital download of Philadelphia Show)
–special edition box set with 5 discs (2DVD, 2CD, 1 Blu-ray) plus poster, flier, laminate, setlist, ticket, sticker, and guitar pick (limited to 3000 copies)
–opaque blue with white splatter vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–opaque red with black splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–opaque white with black splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
–clear ghost white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–orange-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black/purple melt vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange/red marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear lavender marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear ash grey marbled vinyl (Bengan exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–pink blue marbled vinyl (Ebay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Captured on film by director Denise Korycki for Wild Wind Productions, she worked closely with King on every aspect of filming, and throughout the viewer finds themselves front and center as the shows unfold. This includes some inventive camera placement, such as riding in on the back of the wheelchair as it is wheeled out to “Out From The Asylum” at the start of the show, or looking up from the coffin at the commencement of Abigail opener “Funeral”, which adds an extra dimension to proceedings. Naturally, the theatricality that has become synonymous with King Diamond is there in full force, making for an even more immersive experience. The gothic stage set and the participation of actors playing out certain scenes tying into the songs definitely increases the drama and the sense of complete disconnect from the trappings of reality, ensuring that the shows remain riveting from start to finish.

While the setlists are virtually identical, the drastic difference in the two venues make for distinctly different atmospheres. The sweeping, epic scale of Graspop and the virtual sea of baying metalheads makes for a particularly thrilling spectacle, King holding them all in the palm of his hand. The Fillmore show is immediately more intimate, and rather than a mixed bag of metal lovers drunk on a weekend of the heavy stuff, the audience is comprised entirely of the King Diamond devout, screaming back every word, their love for their hero bleeding from every frame. Songs For The Dead Live gives those who missed out on seeing these shows in the flesh a chance to vividly experience them, offering so much deeper an experience than your run of the mill live DVD.

Graspop Metal Meeting track-listing
1. Out from the Asylum
2. Welcome Home
3. Sleepless Nights
4. Halloween
5. Eye of the Witch
6. Melissa
7. Come to the Sabbath
8. Them
9. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

The Fillmore track-listing
1. Out from the Asylum
2. Welcome Home
3. Sleepless Nights
4. Eye of the Witch
5. Halloween
6. Melissa
7. Come to the Sabbath
8. Them
9. Funeral
10. Arrival
11. A Mansion in Darkness
12. The Family Ghost
13. The 7th Day of July 1777
14. Omens
15. The Possession
16. Abigail
17. Black Horsemen
18. Insanity

King Diamond online:
http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond
https://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial

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Born Of Osiris Share Teaser Of New Track “Analogs In A Cell”

With the January 11th release of Born Of Osiris‘ new full-length “The Simulation” less than a week away, the group share another teaser of a new song from it. See below for a preview of “Analogs In A Cell” from that outing.

You are listening to Analogs In A Cell. This is one of my favorites off of the album. THE SIMULATION is out in ONE WEEK! You can snag pre orders and merch/album bundles at https://t.co/bdyz0fgY37. ?????? #BornofOsiris #TheSimulation #EntertheSimulation #AnalogsInACell RT pic.twitter.com/BWMgjgUZUf

— Born of Osiris (@BOOOfficial) January 4, 2019

As previously reported, Born Of Osiris will be out touring in February with Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer and more on this North American run:

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Lorna Shore, Enterprise Earth, Bodysnatcher & Within Destruction U.S. Tour Announced

Lorna Shore and Enterprise Earth will be out on a U.S. co-headlining tour this spring with Bodysnatcher and Within Destruction as openers. Below’s where that run will stop:

03/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music hall
03/30 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
03/31 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
04/01 Washington, DC – The Pinch
04/02 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.
04/03 Nashville, TN – The End
04/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/05 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/06 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/07 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/09 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
04/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/11 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
04/12 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
04/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
04/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/17 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
04/18 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
04/19 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
04/20 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
04/22 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
04/23 Seattle, WA – Fun House / El Corazon
04/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
04/28 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
04/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
05/01 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
05/02 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
05/03 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Lorna Shore also debuted a new song entitled “Darkest Spawn”, you can check it out below:

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Terror Premiere New Music Video For “Total Retaliation”

Terror premiere a new official music video for the title track to their latest outing “Total Retaliation“, streaming for you below:

In other news Terror’s upcoming spring North American tour will find them out with Hatebreed, Obituary, Cro-Mags and Fit For An Autopsy. Below’s where that trek will hit:

03/07 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (feat. Bleeding Through, Asesino & Strife)
04/04 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (no Obituary) (feat. Municipal Waste)
04/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/06 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
04/10 Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
04/11 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/13 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (no Obituary)
04/15 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
04/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/17 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/18 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
04/19 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
04/20 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

Before that, the group have the following mini-tour booked in February:

02/16 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Of Philadelphia
02/17 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall (feat. Death Before Dishonor, etc.)
02/18 Quebec, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

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The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Premiere New Song “Sweet Chin Music” – I Declare War’s Jamie Hanks Guests

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life premiere a second new track from their upcoming album, “Machina Non Grata“. Below you can stream a video for their song “Sweet Chin Music“, which features a guest spot from I Declare War frontman Jamie Hanks. The full-length itself will land in stores on January 11th.

In related news, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have booked the following album release run with Filth, Born A New, Boundaries and Grievance joining them as supporta acts:

01/11 Corning, NY – Lando’s
01/12 Providence, RI – Alchemy
01/13 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
01/14 Albany, NY – Chrome
01/15 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
01/16 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
01/17 Washington, DC – The Pinch

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