Converge Announce Download Sideshows w/ War On Women

Converge and War On Women have announced Australian Tour dates to go along with their upcoming appearance at Download Festival in March, tickets go on sale Tuesday November 27. There are no shows to be added in Sydney and Melbourne, Download will be your only opportunity.

Converge Australian Tour Dates w/ War On Women:

Saturday March 9 – Download, Sydney
Monday March 11 – Download, Melbourne
Tuesday March 12 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Wednesday March 13 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Thursday March 14 – Rosemount, Perth

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Trojans Posts “Mark Of The Crown” Lyric Video

Two weeks ago, Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans dropped latest single “Mark of the Crown” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Aversions Crown’s vocalist Mark Poida, along with revealing details on upcoming EP, “The Blissful Hollow.”

Today the Trojans crew releases a lyric video for the track and announces tour dates alongside Mirrors and As Paradise Falls.

Friday March 24th – Melbourne 18+ Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar
Saturday March 25th – Melbourne AA Wrangler Studios
Friday March 31st – Newcastle 18+ Hamilton Station Hotel
Saturday April 1st – Sydney 18+ Bald Faced Stag
Sunday April 2nd – Wollongong AA Mix N Mosh II – Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club
Saturday April 7th – Brisbane 18+ Crowbar

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Goatsnake, The Skull, Byzantine Among Artists AT SXSW 2015

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year’s festivities. Both the’s South By South Death and Metal Injection’s will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice.

Saturday March 14

Metal Monsters of Texas
Venue: Dirty Dog Bar

Critical Assembly
Fire From the Gods
Dead Earth Politics
Course of Ruin
Carry the Storm
Casket of Cassandra
Green as Emerald
Myra Maybelle
Cerebral Desecration
Fear Control

Thrash Pit VI – The Badlands

9:15 Manifest Insanity
10:00 Dead Now Evil 
10:45 Black Thorn Halo
11:30 Southern Front 
12:15 All Opposed

Monday March 16

Heavy Metal Cage Match
Venue: Beerland

American Sharks (1am)
Eagle Claw (midnight)
White Mystery (11pm)
Clowns (10pm)
From Beyond (9pm)
TBA (8pm)
Duel (7pm)
The Shrine (6pm)
Elder (5:15pm)
Green Beard (4:30pm)

Tuesday March 17
Venue: Dirty Dog Bar

Venomous Maximus
Unlocking The Truth
Dead Earth Politics
Royal Thunder

Wednesday March 18

South By South Death
Presented by
Venue: Dirty Dog Bar

Norma Jean

Venue: Karma Lounge

Neon Cobra
Victim Mentality
United Fruit
My Ticket Home
The Well

Austin Heavy Music Volume 2
Venue: The Badlands

Bearded Ox
Solid Giant
Destroyer of Light
In the Company of Serpents
Mountain of Smoke
Grail, Severer
Dirty Seeds

Thursday March 19

Presented by Metal Injection
Venue: Dirty Dog Bar

Moon Tooth
Full of Hell
Ken Mode
Felix Martin
Cancer Bats
Veil of Maya

Artery Foundation SXSW Showdown
Venue: The Annex

Sirens and Sailors
Kublai Khan
Conquer Divide
Ghost Key

Friday March 19

Worshiper Cabs Showcase
Venue: The Lost Well
Noon to 8 PM Free

Medusa (Chicago/Denver) – 12:55a.m.-2:00a.m.
Mothership (DFW) – 11:45-12:45
Oryx (Las Cruces) – 11:00-11:35
Dendritic Arbor (Pittsburgh) – 10:15-10:50
Crypt Trip (DFW) – 9:30-10:05
Old and Ill – 8:45-9:20
Mountain of Smoke (DFW) – 8:00-8:35

Daytime Showcase (Free)
Voidstrider – 7:15-7:50
Crossbuilder – 6:30-7:05
So Unloved (San Antonio) – 5:45-6:20
Sex Chamber – 5:00-5:35
Bridge Farmers – 4:15-4:50
Grail – 3:30-4:05
Bearded Ox – 2:45-3:20
Cesare – 2:00-2:35
Project Armageddon (Houston) – 1:15-1:50
Deserts of Mars – 12:30pm-1:05pm

Venue: Dirty Dog Bar

Stinking Lizaveta
The Skull
Foh Noise
King Parrot

Venue: The North Door


New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX
Venue: Des Moines Embassy

Code Orange
Bat Sabbath
Harm’s Way
Cancer Bats
Lorna Shore
Outline in Color
Eternal Sleep

Saturday March 21

Heavy Metal Parking Lot 2
Venue: The Lost Well

The Skull
King Parrot
Blood of the Sun
Full of Hell
Eagle Claw
Old & Ill
Destroyer of Light

Converse x Thrasher Mag – Death Match
Venue: Gypsy Lounge

The Dillinger Escape Plan – 11pm
Sick of It All – 10pm
Ceremony – 9:15pm
Power Trip – 8:30pm
Code Orange – 7:45

OM – 5pm
Goatsnake – 3:45pm
The Skull – 3pm
The Shrine – 2:15pm
Arctic – 1:30pm
American Sharks – 12:45pm
Blasting Concept – 12pm

Rock of Ages Tattoo Unofficial Party
Venue: Yellow Jacket Social Club

Goatsnake (10:45pm)
Eagle Twin (9:45pm)
The Roller (8:45pm)
Coliseum (7:45pm)
Pinkish Black (6:20pm)
Publicist UK (5:15pm)
Mantar (4:45pm)
Bellringer (4pm)
Mutilation Rites (3:15pm)
Sores (2:35pm)
Blasting Concept (2pm)

House of Vans – Fun Fun Fun presents
Venue: The Mohawk

Powertrip (5:10pm)
Code Orange (4:30pm)
Rat Fist (Randy of No Age + Sean of Pissed Jeans, 3:45pm)

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THEORIES: New Lyric Video From Seattle Death Grind Division Now Playing At No Clean Singing

– March 11th, 2015 –

In-Studio Session To Air On KEXP This Weekend + Record Release Show Announced And More

Today, the crypt-keepers at No Clean Singing hurl forth a brand new lyric video for “Burnt Concrete,” from Seattle death grind division, THEORIES. The scathing new hymn comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Regression, set for final descent in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records.

Boasting ten vehement tracks of grisly, confrontational, crust-infused death grind, Regression is the sound of social discontent, economic uncertainty, environmental catastrophes, and the inevitable cycle of decay. Elaborates the band of opening rager, “Burnt Concrete,” “Lyrically this song represents the theme of the record very well, the current, very fast decline and beginning to the end of society, civilization and our all-around existence. But as of recent, our world has been going downhill for a long time now but as of recently, the downward spiral has been regressing at a hyperspeed rate. To sum it up, we’re all fucked and there’s no fixing anything now. Musically, this song represents the feel of the record as well: technical death grind. Instead of going in depth describing what it sounds like and coming up with catchy ‘sub genre’ phrases, just give it a listen and let the music speak for itself.

Observes No Clean Singing: “If you’re not pissed off, you shouldn’t be playing grind, and ‘Burnt Concrete’ is very pissed-off metal. But at the same time it’s got some melodic hooks and punishing rhythms that give the song character, beyond the pure adrenaline rush that it delivers.

Feel (and read) the wrath of THEORIES‘ “Burnt Concrete” lyric video at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it you can still witness the sonic oppressions of “Shame,” still streaming at Noisey HERE.

In related THEORIES news, the band’s in-studio performance on KEXP (90.3 FM in Seattle streaming worldwide at KEXP.ORG) will air this Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 12:00am PST as part of KEXP’s Seek And Destroy segment. Remind yourself to tune in by RSVPing to the event page HERE. That following weekend, on Saturday March 21st, 2015, the band will be hosting KISW 99.9 Metal Shop on Saturday March 21st. Stream it live at THIS LOCATION from 10:00pm – 2:00am PST. Then on Tuesday, March 24th, the day Regression drops, Axler and bassist Kush Karimi will be hosting a DJ night at Linda’s Tavern 9:00pm till 2:00am PST in Seattle where they’ll be spinning the record in its entirety as well as other metal and non metal tunes. Additionally, THEORIES is honored to level the stage of the Showbox in Seattle March 31st as area openers for the mighty Decibel Tour. Featuring At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and Vallenfyre, the performance will serve as the band’s CD release show.

The THEORIES takeover continues on April 18 (Record Store Day). The band will take part in a special in-store performance at Silver Platters in the SODO at 2:00pm PST, followed by a meet and greet and record signing. The following month the band will be headlining the Seven One Grind Fest in Colorado Springs with Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Samothrace and more with further onstage debauchery to be announced in the coming weeks.

3/24/2015 Linda’s Tavern – Seattle, WA *Regression Listening Party
3/31/2015 The Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA * Decibel Tour w/ At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre [tickets]
4/18/2015 Silver Platters – Seattle, WA in-store performance
5/29/3015 Seven One Grind Fest – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Samothrace more [info]

THEORIES has been propagating the seeds of bleak, dark, and terminally infuriated grind metal in the Pacific Northwest since their 2011 inception. The band, comprised of current and former members of Samothrace, Skarp, and Book Of Black Earth among others, released their debut EP that same year. Their livecampaign followed shortly thereafter, and have since terrorized the stages through the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent trek with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation.

Regression was tracked at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound’s Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) and will be available for public ingestion on March 24th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are currently available at: where you can also overload your earholes with the sounds of “Cycle Of Decay.”

Having a sound that is best described as spastic death grind, their attack is focused and tight and always relentless. They echo aspects of early Dropdead, Siege, Terrorizer, and Repulsion, but still keeping the music inherently modern and, for all its illusory simplicity, surprisingly sophisticated.” – No Clean Singing

THEORIES takes the innovations of bands like Misery Index and Kill The Client and add a little Northwestern crust flavor…” – Noisey

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Relapse Records Announces SXSW Showcase Lineup

Relapse Records has teamed up with Austin, TX’s music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM. The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website shortly at this location.

The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.

The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.

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Cerebral Bore Kicking Off U.K. Tour Dates With Suffocation

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore are kicking off a mini U.K. tour with death metal legends Suffocation tonight – Tuesday, 13th March – at The Underworld in London. The band will be playing four shows before heading off to perform at Hammerfest on Saturday March 17th, joining the likes of Anthrax, Skindred, Amon Amarth, Diamond Plate, Evile, Savage Messiah, and more.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:

“We can’t wait for this tour – who wouldn’t want to tour with Suffocation? We spent some time with Suffocation, Blood Red Throne and Cattle Decapitation in Holland last week, and we all can’t wait to hit the road together!”

Don’t miss Cerebral Bore on tour at the following shows:

Mar. 13 – London, UK – The Underworld
Mar. 14 – Derby, UK – The Old Bell
Mar. 15 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
Mar. 16 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Mar. 17 – Prestatyn, UK – Hammerfest

View the tour flyer at this location. You can also watch the band’s official music video for the track “The Bald Cadaver” in the player below.

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IWrestledABearOnce Show Shut Down When Fans Rush Stage, Video Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of IWrestledABearOnce live at the “I’m In A Boat Festival” in California on Saturday March 10th. Check out the clip below, where fans attempted to rush the crowded stage before security and venue production shut the show down. The mayhem begins around the 4:30 mark.

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Voodoo Terror Tribe Releases New Music Video For "Twenty12"

New Jersey’s Voodoo Terror Tribe has just released a brand new EP entitled “Stands to Reason.” The EP is available for purchase at live shows and online on VTT’s Bandcamp site. The EP can also be downloaded free of charge at the band’s website here.

“Stands to Reason” is the follow up to the group’s latest full length release “Symptoms of Sin.” With this EP VTT has taken a different approach to its style and sound than what many fans may be used to. This approach however has truly broadened VTT’s sound and appeal to a larger audience.

Starting today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive stream of both the censored and uncensored versions of Voodoo Terror Tribe’s video for the song “Twenty12.” Check out both videos here or through the players available below.

In support of the new EP, VTT has confirmed two special shows for this March in New Jersey. The first show will take place on Saturday March 10th at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. This performance is part of the Rockit Fest, which is a tribute to Ricky Rockit. Also on the bill are The Dirty Stayouts, Shat, Fistacuffs, Darrow Chemical Co, and The Unknown. The second show is on March 24th at The Blue Room in Secaucus, NJ and features Sleepy Hollow, Exxplorer, Power Theory and Scars of Envy.

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