Alestorm Announces North American Tour Dates With Gloryhammer

Scottish pirate metal favourites Alestorm has announced that they will be heading back to North America this September for a headlining run in support of their latest album, “No Grave But The Sea.” Joining them on the trek will be Gloryhammet. A statement regarding the tour reads as follows:

“Oh god. It’s finally happened. It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for…a chance to complain that we’re not coming to your city! We just can’t wait to read your whining messages! Oh yeah and it’s also a tour with Alestorm and Gloryhammer around the USA and a tiny bit of Canada (and still we have the audacity to call it a North American tour, how do you like that?). Anyway, see y’all for a party in September. Bring ducks.”

You can catch the tour on the following dates:

September 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
8 – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power Festival*
10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
13 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
14 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
15 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
19 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
21 – Chicago, IL – Concord
22 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
26 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

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Wolf King Premiere New Song & Video “Greater Power” From Upcoming New Album “Loyal to the Soil”

Wolf King premiere a new song entitled “Greater Power”, taken from their upcoming new album “Loyal to the Soil”, which will be out in stores April 27 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now “Greater Power” below.

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Reverence Release ‘New Order’ Lyric Video

US Power Metal band REVERENCE have released a lyric video for ‘New Order’, which is taken from the band’s latest EP, ‘Foreverence’. ‘New Order’ is the second release from ‘Foreverence’. The first official video off their new EP was for the song ’FireLord’. The video can be viewed below:

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Boysetsfire June European Tour Announced

Boysetsfire will be touring Europe with the below run of confirmed festival and club shows booked.

06/22-24 Scheessel, GER – Hurricane Festival
06/22-24 Neuhausen ob Eck, GER – Southtside Festival
06/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturpark Schlachthof (‘Punk In Drublic‘)
06/25 TBA, GER – TBA
06/26 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal (feat. Silverstein & Higher Power)
06/27 Wien, AUT – Arena (feat. Higher Power)
06/28 TBA, GER – TBA
06/29 Berlin, GER – So36
06/30 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest

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Autopsy, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Etc. Announced For Inaugural “Quebec Deathfest”

The “Deathfest” series of shows will be heading to Montreal, Quebec in October for the inaugural “Quebec Deathfest”. Initial bands have been revealed for that run, which will be held coming October 19th-20th across Mtelus, Foufounes Electriques, Katacombes and the Piranha Bar.

Thus far confirmed bands are as follows:

Demolition Hammer
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Mortal Decay
Hellfire Deathcult
Imperial Triumphant
Oath Div. 666
Nuclear Power Genocide

Further acts will be announced soon while tickets will be on sale this Tuesday, January 30th via

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Terror Sign Trans-European Record Deal With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is delighted to announce that it has closed a record deal with long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world). The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release.

Commented Terror vocalist and main man Scott Vogel: “We are super excited to start a new chapter of Terror in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.”

Terror will be touring Europe alongside label mates Hatebreed and Madball as part of the renowned EMP Persistence Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.

EMP Persistence Tour 2018:

18.01. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda
20.01. D Dresden – Eventwerk
21.01. D Munich – Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich – Komplex
23.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno – Sono
25.01. D Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout – De Mast
27.01. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London – o2 Forum Kentish Town

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Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Release New Single “Hordes of Fire”

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins, “Pawn and Prophecy” on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band’s sophomore effort, which he describes as a “a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads.”

Today, the second single from “Pawn and Prophecy” has been made available. Listen to “Hordes of Fire” below:

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Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Debut “Pawn and Prophecy” From Upcoming New Album “Pawn And Prophecy”

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the new album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins, “Pawn and Prophecy” on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band’s sophomore effort, which he describes as a “a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads.”

Today, the first song from “Pawn and Prophecy” has been made available for your listening pleasure. Check out “Avengers of Eden” below.

On the story behind the song, Mike Lepond says:

” ‘Avengers of Eden’ is based on ‘The Doom that came to Sarnath’ by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s one of the faster tracks on the record. The main riff was inspired by Van Halen’s, “House of Pain”. I turned that up to Motorhead/Exciter speed with a Dio style vocal.”

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Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Banned From Fox News

Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has been banned from appearing on Fox News again after he disrupted a meeting at the station. Simmons was there to promote his new book, “On Power: My Journey Through The Corridors Of Power And How You Can Get More Power,” when he reportedly barged into a staff meeting and shouted, “Hey chicks! Sue me!” before lifting up his shirt, telling jokes about Michael Jackson and paedophilia, hurling insults and tapping people on the head with his book. He was reported to the human resources department and promptly banned from the building for life.

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Marilyn Manson Fires Bassist Twiggy Ramirez Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

After twenty five years together, Marilyn Manson has fired his bass player Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White,) following a statement from Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams that while dating the musician, she was subjected to rape, domestic abuse and other distressing and traumatising situations. Manson initially posted a short statement which read:

“I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced on the upcoming tour. I wish him well.” After Addams made her allegations however, Manson added on Instagram: “This is a sad day. I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend. I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

Addams revealed the upsetting accusations on her Facebook page, a sample of which reads as follows:

“I have lived with the overwhelming shame and guilt of being raped for well over 20 years now. Like many survivors, I unknowingly hid an abusive relationship in a most unhealthy way, masking it behind a fun loving, creatively artistic facade I struggled to wear on the outside world. Since I roamed in similar musical circles and shared many friends with this rapist, the shock of bumping into him in social situations would leave me sick to my stomach. I’d sometimes find myself drinking too much to pretend he was not there. These unbearable occurrences often tested my own limits or my strengths, yet I found my own weakened behavior seemingly sickened me every unfortunate time I found myself in the same room as him. I did not want him to own the power I assumed was his in every unwarranted encounter, so I eventually compartmentalized the recurring nightmares of running into my rapist, Jeordie White.

“In 1997, I was warned by my band’s record company that if I revealed my story publically, there would be a very good chance that my band Jack Off Jill would be black balled by concert promoters, radio programmers, and other bands and their managers. Jack Off Jill was also warned of running the risk of losing our coveted record deal (which they gave us!!,) as they were certain no one would ever take a rape victim in this male dominated music business seriously, nevermind a ferocious, disenfranchised, outspoken overweight front woman such as myself! The label blatantly feared the big machine behind Marilyn Manson would use their power to destroy not only Jack Off Jill, but my name, Jessicka, as well. The pressure and guilt of the inevitable repercussions of my rape story affecting my band’s livelihood, happiness and success kept me silent for years.”

White himself had not taken part in the recording of the new Marilyn Manson album, “Heaven Upside Down,” though was still listed as a member of the live band. He has not yet commented on the allegations.

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