Bloodclot Streaming New Song “Kali”

On July 14th, Bloodclot – featuring hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – will release new album, “Up In Arms,” via Metal Blade Records.

Today, the band premieres new single “Kali,” which can be heard in the SoundCloud player available below. Bloodclot’s John Joseph comments:

“In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all. We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

1. Up in Arms
2. Fire
3. Manic
4. Kill the Beast
5. Prayer
6. Siva / Rudra
7. Soldiers of the New Babylon
8. Kali
9. Slow Kill Genocide
10. Slipping into Darkness
11. Life As One
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

Bloodclot 2017 tour dates w/ Negative Approach

July 14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 16 – Washington DC – DC9
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
July 23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
July 28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

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Barrows Posts New Song “Zenith”

“Obsidion,” the sprawling third album from Los Angeles’ cinematic instrumental outfit Barrows, will see release next Friday, May 26th digitally and on deluxe 2xLP via Tonzonen Records. In advance of the album’s public unveiling, today the band premieres new song “Zenith.”

Barrows comments: “The album depicts the experience of a man who is abducted from earth and brought to Obsidion, a place where dimension is indefinable and the boundaries of human consciousness cease to exist.”

Catch these upcoming Barrows 2017 tour dates:

5/22/2017 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *Free Residency Show w/ Psychic Jiu-Jitsu, Mothdrops
5/29/2017 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *Album Release Show w/ Hex Horizontal
5/30/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Bleak Skies
5/31/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ w/ Moons Eat Stars, The Idiot Mars
6/01/2017 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Votives, Distances, Chess At Breakfast [info]
6/02/2017 Hole In The Wall – Austin, TX w/ Gold Leather
6/03/2017 The Parlor Tattoo – North Little Rock, AR w/ Mainland Divide, The Light in the Woods
6/04/2017 The East Room – Nashville, TN w/ Tape Deck Mountain, International Friendly
6/05/2017 Galaxy Hut – Arlington, VA w/ The Orchid
6/06/2017 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA w/ This City Called Earth, I See Demons in the Wood Grain
6/07/2017 Golden Sounds Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hannibal Montana, Zevious
6/08/2017 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT w/ Mid Atlantic Title, Western Estates
6/09/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Sea, 28 Degrees Taurus, Voidgod
6/10/2017 Monkey House – Winooski, VT w/ Dr. No, Gnomedad
6/11/2017 Pauley’s Hotel – Albany, NY w/ Yoma, Grimer
6/12/2017 Dinosaur BBQ – Syracuse, NY w/ Formidable Duke, The Magnetic Pull
6/14/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Coyote Man
6/15/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Hardcore Crayons, Nomia
6/16/2017 O’Leaver’s Pub – Omaha, NE w/ Low Long Signal, Towering Rogue
6/17/2017 Electric Funeral Fest – Denver, CO
6/19/2017 The Underground – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Yeti Warlord, Toxic Dose
6/20/2017 The Olympic – Boise, ID w/ Desert Graves, Preakedness, Wall Of Ears
6/21/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA w/ Fang Chia
6/22/2017 Lytle Beach – Bainbridge Island, WA w/ Weeed
6/23/2017 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ You May Die In The Desert, Chrome Lakes,
6/24/2017 Turn, Turn, Turn Records – Portland, OR w/ U Sco, Stars’ Blood
6/25/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR w/ Cambrian Explosion, Paleons
6/27/2017 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlour – Reno, NV w/ Weight Of The Tide
6/28/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ (Waning), Axiom
6/29/2017 The Night Light – Oakland, CA w/ Wander, Dokoe, Voidtripper
6/30/2017 Davenport Ditch – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Cosmic Reef Temple, Oort Cloud
7/01/2017 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Floral, Wander

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Beastmaker Streams Full New Album “Inside The Skull”

Beastmaker’s new album “Inside The Skull” will be release tomorrow via Rise Above Records. Recorded and produced at the band’s self-built studio, it’s an album with great depths and a macabre heart.

Today a full stream comes online – check it out below. While the band may be reveling in Hitchcockian disquiet, Beastmaker will not be lurking anonymously in the shadows for long.

Beginning tonight, the group is hitting the road in the U.S. with Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath tribute act, Zakk Sabbath. The tour kicks off in New York, NY and runs through June 17th in Los Angeles. Select headline dates will are scheduled as well.

5/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Theatre*
5/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
5/22: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Nola*
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing*
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
6/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

*Denotes Headline Show

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Lacuna Coil Releases “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You” Music Video

After re-singing with Century Media earlier this month, Lacuna Coil today releases a new official music video for “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You.”

This conceptual video finishes the story previously started in “Blood, Tears, Dust.”

Both songs are taken from Lacuna Coil’s latest album “Delirium,” which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style.

The band hasn’t finished an extensive touring cycle on the album, so be sure to catch Lacuna Coil live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

Lacuna Coil will join Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” tour with Insomnium:

31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

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Beastmaker Releases “Evil One” Video

Beastmaker’s upcoming album “Inside The Skull” is set for release next Friday, May 19th, via Rise Above Records. Today the band releases a new video for “Evil One” – check it out below.

“Inside The Skull” is not just a muscular hymn to the glory days of heavy metal’s genesis and early prosperity: this is a vital, virile and venomous slab of creative but spiritually pure doom devastation. You can catch Beastmaker live with Zakk Sabbath on these dates:

5/17: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St*
5/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Theatre*
5/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
5/22: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Nola*
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing*
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
6/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

* Headline Show

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UFO Announces North American Tour Dates With Saxon

UFO and Saxon are coming back to the USA! Due to demand following a successful tour together in March & April, the duo just announced more dates in the United States, plus two in Canada, this coming September and October.

Phil Mogg comments: “Seldom do you get the chance to have a tour with such great bands and great personalities. We have been offered such a chance and will be grabbing it with both hands. We are looking forward very much to our autumn tour with the lads from Saxon, Biff, Paul, Doug, Nigel, and Nibbs, Jared James, Eric & Dennis, just so you know every one. I hope you enjoy these gigs as much as we will, rocking/kicking, your proverbial arse/bottom. Love UFO.”

Biff Byford from Saxon adds: “It’s great to be coming back with UFO, we had such a great time on the last tour – it’s a great package with three great bands, what’s not to like BRING IT ON!!!”

Special guest on all shows is Jared James Nichols and tour dates are as follows:

Friday September 22 Newton, NJ / Newton Theater
Saturday September 23 Huntington, NY / Paramount Theater
Sunday September 24 Baltimore, MD / Baltimore Soundstage
Tuesday September 26 Philadelphia, PA / Theater Of The Living Arts
Thursday September 28 Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey
Friday September 29Worcester, MA / Palladium
Saturday September 30 Hartford, CT / Webster Theater
Sunday October 1 Portland, ME / Aura
Tuesday October 3 Toronto, ON / Queen Elizabeth Theater
Wednesday October 4 Montreal, QU / Corona Theater
Friday October 6 Flint, MI / Machine Shop
Saturday October 7 Traverse City, MI / Ground Zero
Sunday October 8 Chicago, IL / Concord Music Hall
Monday October 9 Akron, OH / Tangier CabaretRoom
Wednesday October 11 Pittsburgh, PA / Jergels
Thursday October 12 Cincinnati, OH / Bogarts
Friday October 13 Merrillville, IN / Star Plaza
Saturday October 14 Indianapolis, IN / The Egyptian

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Goatwhore to release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ June 23rd via Metal Blade Records

– May 3rd, 2017 –

New track playing, pre-orders available; tour underway

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms, while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose, more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

“Each song is a representation of Goatwhore. From day one until now. It really shows our evolution as a band,” the front-man reflects.“I don’t think that this band has reached its peak yet. I mean, I think we’re closer now than ever but we’re still growing; we’re still evolving.”

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various pre-order options are currently available at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also sample Vengeful Ascension‘s title track. Stay tuned for the official “Vengeful Ascension” video clip, directed by James Foster, to be unveiled in the coming days.

Vengeful Ascension format options:

–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!

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.

“There’s that whole idea of Lucifer being the anti-hero,” elaborates Falgoust. “He’s cast out from this place in Heaven to the depths of nothing. He keeps trying to ascend to the top again but no matter what, there’s always this significant force trying to destroy him at any point and banish him back to Hell. If you look at it from an everyday aspect in life, it’s the idea of people, hitting the bottom of the barrel or you know, things just aren’t going right in life… emotion plays a huge part in how people react. Whether it’s based on love or hatred or sadness or whatever, there’s always an aspect of emotion that drives people to an extent. So the whole idea of a ‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there are other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well.”

Vengeful Ascension serves as the soundtrack to that luciferious rise straight off with the combative, ritualistic drum onslaught of opening hymn, “Forsaken.” Wholly immersive, each track is alarmingly palpable in subject and corresponding execution. The tense, clandestine battery of “Chaos Arcane,” based on HP Lovecraft’s book Nyarlathotep – a story which attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil – conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. “Mankind Will Have No Mercy,” a pseudo tribute to Bolt Thrower, seethes under the weight of its own wartime sentiment, while the rapid-fire, punkish urgency of “Under The Flesh, Into The Soul,” a first person account of irrepressible resentment, sounds utterly enraged. And with an average runtime of just four minutes, no one song ever overstays its welcome.

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 is currently on tour supporting Amon Amarth for two weeks worth of shows. The journey commenced on May 1st in Pensacola, Florida, will run through May 20th in Louisville, Kentucky, and includes an appearance at Dark Lord Day. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth

May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 5 – The International – Knoxville, TN * Goatwhore only
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * Goatwhore only
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Dark Lord Day @ Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 18 – Lookout – Omaha, NE * Goatwhore only
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

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

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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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Goatwhore to release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ June 23rd via Metal Blade Records

– May 3rd, 2017 –

New track playing, pre-orders available; tour underway

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms, while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose, more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

“Each song is a representation of Goatwhore. From day one until now. It really shows our evolution as a band,” the front-man reflects.“I don’t think that this band has reached its peak yet. I mean, I think we’re closer now than ever but we’re still growing; we’re still evolving.”

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various pre-order options are currently available at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also sample Vengeful Ascension‘s title track. Stay tuned for the official “Vengeful Ascension” video clip, directed by James Foster, to be unveiled in the coming days.

Vengeful Ascension format options:

–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!

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.

“There’s that whole idea of Lucifer being the anti-hero,” elaborates Falgoust. “He’s cast out from this place in Heaven to the depths of nothing. He keeps trying to ascend to the top again but no matter what, there’s always this significant force trying to destroy him at any point and banish him back to Hell. If you look at it from an everyday aspect in life, it’s the idea of people, hitting the bottom of the barrel or you know, things just aren’t going right in life… emotion plays a huge part in how people react. Whether it’s based on love or hatred or sadness or whatever, there’s always an aspect of emotion that drives people to an extent. So the whole idea of a ‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there are other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well.”

Vengeful Ascension serves as the soundtrack to that luciferious rise straight off with the combative, ritualistic drum onslaught of opening hymn, “Forsaken.” Wholly immersive, each track is alarmingly palpable in subject and corresponding execution. The tense, clandestine battery of “Chaos Arcane,” based on HP Lovecraft’s book Nyarlathotep – a story which attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil – conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. “Mankind Will Have No Mercy,” a pseudo tribute to Bolt Thrower, seethes under the weight of its own wartime sentiment, while the rapid-fire, punkish urgency of “Under The Flesh, Into The Soul,” a first person account of irrepressible resentment, sounds utterly enraged. And with an average runtime of just four minutes, no one song ever overstays its welcome.

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 is currently on tour supporting Amon Amarth for two weeks worth of shows. The journey commenced on May 1st in Pensacola, Florida, will run through May 20th in Louisville, Kentucky, and includes an appearance at Dark Lord Day. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth

May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 5 – The International – Knoxville, TN * Goatwhore only
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * Goatwhore only
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Dark Lord Day @ Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 18 – Lookout – Omaha, NE * Goatwhore only
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

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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Vanna Calling It Quits, Announces Farewell Tour

The last chapter on Vanna is now being unveiled, with a final farewell tour lined up for this summer. The group comments:

“Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming.

“After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives, all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did.

“Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

“Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again — Viva Vanna.”

Vanna will embark on a weekend warrior-style final tour, playing weekend shows in the cities + venues below.

6/9 — Providence, RI — The Met*
6/10 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground*
6/11— Clifton Park, NY — Fuzebox*
6/15— Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall**
6/16 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge**
6/17 — Howell, NJ — Game Changer**
6/18 — Amityville, NY — Amityville Music Hall**
8/9 — Toronto, ON — The Hard Luck $
8/10 — Pontiac, MI — Pike Room $
8/11 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen $
8/12 — Columbus, OH — Double Happiness $
8/18 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall %
8/19 — Dallas, TX — Dirty 30 %
8/20 — Austin, TX — Grizzly Hall %

* With Lions, Lions, Ghost Key, Actor | Observer, Unwill
** With Sirens & Sailors, Ghost Key, Crisis
$ With Phineas, Ghost Key, BackWordz
% With Ghost Key, BackWordz

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Tengger Cavalry Releases New Song “Ashley”

In addition to releasing upcoming full-length album, “Die On My Ride,” on June 2nd via M-Theory Audio, nomadic folk metal group Tengger Cavalry just announced a 25+ date North American headline tour featuring support from Felix Martin and Helsott.

After the release of the band’s first single and title track (streaming here), the band teased that more tracks would be released showcasing a different side of Tengger Cavalry both musically and conceptually.

Enter “Ashley,” a brand new, slightly pop-influenced ballad streaming below. The track delivers an expansion of the band’s influences and styles that will appeal to a wider fan audience.

Frontman Nature G explains: “Most of Tengger Cavalry’s songs are war or warrior related, telling stories of epic adventures that get our fans excited and ready to go raid with us! This song, however, is an experiment in personal emotion. It is a love song, and written in our signature sound, yet also blends in some pop music flavor, as a small surprise for our fans.”

Headline Tour Dates w/ Felix Martin, Helsott:
*Helsott will appear June 18-June 27

6/03 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
6/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
6/05 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
6/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Taps Live
6/10 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
6/11 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
6/13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
6/14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
6/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
6/16 – Calgary, AB @ Distortion
6/18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria*
6/19 – Seattle, WA @ Highline*
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Dantes*
6/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
6/24 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
6/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red*
6/27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive*
6/28 – Kansas, City MO @ Riot Room
6/29 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
6/30 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/01 – Nashville, TN @ East Room
7/03 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
7/04 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
7/05 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fire
7/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7/08 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel

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