Fifth Angel Posts New Lyric Video “Stars Are Falling” Online; Announces Split With Guitarist

Fifth Angel released their first album in nearly thirty years, ‘The Third Secret’, in autumn 2018. Before the quartet will perform at Germany’s Metal Assault Festival (Würzburg) on February 16, they have launched a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Stars Are Falling’, the opening track of the aforementioned record. You can check it out below.

“‘Stars Are Falling’ is a song that will probably have different meanings for different people,” states Ken Mary. “Lyrically I don’t want to get too specific as again, I believe different meanings will be found by different people and I don’t want to ruin that for them. But the overall idea is that there is this race of life that we’re all in…where we strive, we fight, we struggle, and we depend on the fact that the sun will rise and that tomorrow is going to be here one way or another. There’s a time where that may not be the case; whether that’s on a global level or on a personal level. So really it’s a song to ponder some of the deeper meanings of life, actually. And with that, I believe I’ve said enough, lol!”

But additionally, there’s bad news from the band’s camp too as guitarist Kendall Bechtel has left the band.

In an official statement from Fifth Angel, this change was clarified:

“Kendall is a brother and will always be a part of the Fifth Angel legacy. However, if we are going to be honest, he has chosen a path that has left the band, the fans, our label Nuclear Blast, and our promoters in a very difficult situation. He decided that rather than fulfil the commitments that were already in place, he would leave the band with short notice, making it very difficult for the band to find a suitable replacement.”

Further, the band says, “After the success of ‘The Third Secret’ the timing is again difficult to understand. In an email to the band, Kendall Bechtel stated that the paths of Fifth Angel and he were “incongruent” and that he wished the band well. We feel that Kendall’s actions speak for themselves, but nonetheless, the band will be fulfilling its commitments. As a band, we feel we had success and made great albums before Kendall, and we hope to have the opportunity to continue doing so in the future as well.”

“In regards to the business at hand, filling in on guitar will be the incredible Ethan Brosh from Angels Of Babylon. Also, we always intended on having an additional singer handle all of the material from the first two albums and a singer that sounds more like original vocalist Ted Pilot. The singer for Metal Assault will be Steven Carlson, another Seattle native now based in Phoenix, who will now cover vocal duties on the three new songs in the set from ‘The Third Secret’ album as well as the first two albums. It is our sincere desire to play the music of FIFTH ANGEL with as high a level of excellence as possible, as it is our goal to leave the fans with an amazing live experience. We will do our very best to make that a reality, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!”

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Cannibal Corpse enlist Erik Rutan to fill in for Pat O’Brien on upcoming tours

– January 18th, 2019 –

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.

Track Cannibal Corpse on bandsintown, view dates, and purchase tickets at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

CANNIBAL CORPSE
Decibel Magazine Tour 2019
w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot

02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
02/19 Tucson, AZ – Club Xs
02/20 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
02/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
02/22 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
02/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/01 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/04 Chicago, IL – The Concord
03/07 New York, NY – Playstation Theater
w/ Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth
05/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
05/05 El Paso, TX – UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/13 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweasther Post Pavilion
05/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
05/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Center
05/20 Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
05/22 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 Camdel, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/25 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

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Enterprise Earth & Aethere North American Tour Announced

Enterprise Earth announce a North American headlining tour for March that will find them joined by Aethere. The band‘s new album “Luciferous” is scheduled for an April 05th release date via eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Dates for that their run are as follows:

03/12 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
03/13 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
03/14 Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub
03/15 Calgary, AB – Vern’s Pub
03/16 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
03/18 Regina, SK – Cloud 9
03/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/22 Colorado Spring, CO – Black Sheep
03/23 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/26 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/27 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
03/28 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

The tour will lead Enterprise Earth into their co-headlining U.S. tour with Lorna Shore:

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

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Whitechapel launches new single, “Third Depth”

– January 15th, 2019 –

Artwork by Branca Studio

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th full-length, The Valley, via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. “Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

For a preview of The Valley, the new single “Third Depth” can be heard now at: youtu.be/6LUWVC9jspg

To hear the previously released tracks (“Brimstone” and “Black Bear”), please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies *Indie Retail Exclusive*)
–opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Anyone throwing The Valley on for the first time will immediately recognize it as the work of Whitechapel, yet as has been the case with each release, there is also evolution in play. “Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman states plainly. “There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs. It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting. It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

The Valley track-listing
1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
2. Forgiveness Is Weakness
3. Brimstone
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
9. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

“Chaos and Carnage” tour dates
w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground

Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Apr. 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Apr. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre
May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat

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Architects, Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps North American Tour Announced

Architects, Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps will be out touring North America this April and May together. Below’s where that trek will hit:

04/26 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
04/29 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/01 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
05/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/03 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/04 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (no Thy Art Is Murder)
05/07 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
05/10 St. Louis. MO – Pop’s
05/12 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter Festival (no Thy Art Is Murder)
05/14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
05/16 New York City, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05/18 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival (no Thy Art Is Murder)
05/20 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/21 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
05/23 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
05/24 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/25 Chicago, IL – Concord

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Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Etc. 2019 ‘Chaos & Carnage Tour’ Announced

Whitechapel and Dying Fetus will co-headline this year’s edition of the U.S. ‘Chaos & Carnage Tour‘. Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured and Buried Above Ground will join them as support acts. Below’s where that trek will hit:

04/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium
04/20 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
04/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/26 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
04/27 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
04/28 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
04/30 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
05/02 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
05/03 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
05/04 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
05/05 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/07 Springfield, MO – The Complex
05/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/09 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
05/10 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
05/11 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/12 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/15 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/16 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
05/17 Winston-Salem, NC – Ramkat

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Thrice Premiere New Music Video For “Hold Up A Light”

Thrice premiere a new music video for “Hold Up A Light” which was helmed by Dan Monick. The track is the latest single to arrive from the band’s latest effort “Palms”.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue of it:

“In this age of upheaval and division, my hope is that the youth will manifest the courage and love necessary to hold up a light and illuminate a new path forward, to embody a better story than the one that perpetuates fear and violence.”

The band will be out touring later this month as direct support on Bring Me The Horizon‘s North American tour. Fever 333 will join them as their opening band. Dates for that trek are available below:

01/23 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
01/25 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
01/26 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
01/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/30 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/31 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (no Bring Me The Horizon/Fever 333)
02/01 Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
02/02 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
02/04 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02/06 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
02/08 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
02/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
02/11 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
02/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

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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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AngelMaker Premiere New Song & Music Video “Hollow Heart”

AngelMaker premiere a music video for their new track “Hollow Heart“. It’s the first song to land from their forthcoming new album which will arrive later this year.

You can catch AngelMaker live on the below dates with Traitors and more:

02/08 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
02/09 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcat’s West
02/10 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/11 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/13 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aeries Hall
02/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
02/16 Ventura, CA – Rock City Studios
02/17 Paso Robles, CA – Manny’s Pizza
02/18 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/20 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
02/21 Spokane, WA – The Pin
02/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
02/24 Denver, CO – Trailside Saloon
02/26 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge (no AngelMaker)
02/27 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (no AngelMaker)
02/28 Cheviot, OH – Legend’s (no AngelMaker)

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Veil Of Maya, Intervals, Strawberry Girls & Cryptodira U.S. Tour Announced

Veil Of Maya, Intervals, Strawberry Girls and Cryptodira announce a spring tour together. The trek will hit the below cities:

03/18 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
03/19 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill
03/21 Denver, CO – The Oriental
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/29 Berkley, CA – Cornerstone
03/30 Orange County, CA – Swanfest
04/01 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
04/02 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
04/03 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
04/05 Nashville, TN – The Cowan
04/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
04/09 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
04/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheuim
04/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
04/15 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
04/16 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/18 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
04/19 New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theater
04/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
04/24 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/25 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
04/26 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/27 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
04/28 Houston, TX – So What?! Music Fest

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