Goatwhore Posts “Chaos Arcane” Lyric Video

“Vengeful Ascension” is the imminent new full-length album from New Orleans’ metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares an official lyric video for “Chaos Arcane.” Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character Nyarlathotep who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can.

Goatwhore recently wrapping up a successful tour with labelmates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

w/ Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

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Graveshadow Kicking Off Tour Dates With Arkona And Sirenia

Having just completed a U.S. tour opening for Anvil and Nightdemon, now symphonic metal band Graveshadow will begin a west coast tour today in Seattle opening for Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia.

“It’s great to be back on the road, especially with bands that have had a profound impact on the genre and us as musicians,” states guitarist Will Walker. “We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones, it promises to be one helluva week!”

In between tours, Graveshadow has continued working on new material for the follow-up to 2015’s :Nocturnal Resurrection,” which will be the band’s M-Theory Audio debut.

“The new album is shaping up very nicely and all that’s really left is to fine-tune arrangements and continue rehearsing,” continues Will. “We will record in July with Night Demon’s Armand [John Anthony – guitarist] and we’re very excited about the project. It’s interesting to see how the new material has developed and we can’t wait to share with everyone. Keep an eye out!”

5/23 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/24 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5/25 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/26 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5/27 Pranksters – Scottsdale, AZ

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Gojira Announces Tour Dates With Pallbearer And Oni

Gojira just announced North American headline dates with special guests Pallbearer and Oni in support of the “Magma” album. This summer trek is set to get underway July 30th at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

The announce comes hot on the heels of Gojira joining Metallica as special guests on the “WorldWired” headlining tour. Below you can see all upcoming, currently announced Gojira 2017 tour dates.

+ With Pallbearer
* With Oni
‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold
# Festival Date

5/31 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound#
7/29 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl ‡
7/30 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre +*
8/1 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst +*
8/2 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre +*
8/4 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium ‡
8/5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues +*
8/6 San Diego, CA Petco Park ‡
8/8 Boise, ID Knitting Factory +*
8/9 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field ‡
8/10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory +
8/11 Calgary, AB Macewan Hall +
8/12 Saskatoon, SB O’Brians +
8/14 Vancouver, BC BC Place ‡
8/16 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium ‡

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Red Fang Posts “Cut It Short” Video

Red Fang, which plays Rock on the Range today, adds to a growing canon of comedic clips by debuting the video for “Cut It Short” – check it out below.

Whitey McConnaughy directed the clip, continuing the partnership that birthed videos for “Wires,” “Prehistoric Dog,” “Hank Is Dead” and most recently “Shadows.” In the “Cut It Short” video, McConnaughy explores the inner dynamics of touring bands with hilarious accuracy.

Red Fang plays one additional North American date (May 26th at the Modified Ghost Festival II) before heading to Europe for a month of shows. The band resurfaces Stateside at Bumbershoot in September followed by a performance at Crucial Fest.

Catch these upcoming Red Fang 2017 tour dates:

May 19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 26 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival II
June 10 Guilford, UK Boileroom
June 11 Donnington, UK Download Festival
June 12 Lille, France L’Aeronef
June 14 Orleans, France Astrolabe
June 15 Lyon, France Epicerie Moderne
June 16 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 17 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
June 20 Vienna, Austria Flex
June 21 Orfu, Hungary Fishing on Orfu
June 23 Saarwellingen, Germany Saarmageddon Festival
June 24 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 25 Neuhausen, Germany Southside Festival
June 28 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
June 29 Nimjegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
July 1 Pratteln, Switzerland Fuzz Jam Festival
July 5 Biarritz, France Atabel
July 6 Viverio, Spain Resurrection Festival
July 8 Barcelona, Spain Razzamatazz 2
July 9 Ile du Gaou, France Pointu Festival
September 1 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 2 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest

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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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Rivers Of Nihil Gears Up For Devastation Of The Nation 2017 Tour Dates

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the Devastation On The Nation tour this Friday.

The trek will commence on May 19th in Manchester, New Hampshire and ravage its way through twenty-three cities, coming to close on June 11th in Montreal, Quebec. The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom.

w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom

5/19/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20/2017 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2017 Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26/2017 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29/2017 The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

6/01/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/02/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/04/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/05/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/06/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/07/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/08/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/09/2017 The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC

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Old Iron Signs With Good To Die Records

Good to Die Records is excited to announce newest signing: Seattle doomsayers Old Iron. The label will release Old Iron’s second full-length album, “Lupus Metallorum,” on August 18th, and the group will respond by playing as many shows as possible at home and throughout the U.S including Northwest Terror Fest.

Engineered and produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, ISIS, The Sword) at Red Room Studios in Seattle WA, “Lupus Metallorum” captures the full weight of a band whose megalithic sound had previously best been experienced live and in the flesh. Good To Die Records comments:

“The tritone — also known as ‘the Devil’s interval’ — is a pairing of notes that are three whole steps apart. It’s simply an interval between two frequencies, but for whatever reason, the human brain translates that pairing as sounding evil. Western composers avoided the note combination for centuries. The church frowned upon its use. It’s strange that two notes could elicit such negative reactions. But this is part of the magic of music — that certain combinations of frequencies trigger specific human emotions.

“We take for granted that every musician is tapping into some ancient wizardry, practicing some mysterious art we don’t fully understand. Seattle’s amplifier-worship dirge trio Old Iron certainly don’t shy away from the tritone or any other malicious note combination, and their explorations of the emotional implications of dissonance run parallel to their navigation of altered states and archaic sciences.

“From the opening riff of ‘Friday Glendale,’ the precedent is set for the trio’s no-frills combination of ruthless noise rock and bottom-heavy sludge. Old Iron’s weighty riffs and malevolent stomp taps into the same adrenaline-producing frequency as a battle cry, with guitarist/vocalist Jesse Roberts’ howl summoning the same primitive visceral response as the Western Huns’ harrowing call-to-arms.

“If Roberts and his cohorts Jerad Shealey (bass) and Trent McIntyre (drums) were merely interested in using their tactics as a study in Pavlovian conditioning, ‘Lupus Metallorum’ would succeed in making us salivating over their riffs.

“Rock music and psychoactive drugs have always played well together, yet in an age where chemical enhancement of music seems reduced to stoned lethargy and molly-induced bump-and-grind, Old Iron’s combination of doomsday riffage and high-grade hallucinogens aims for a far more traumatizing experience, as is evident in the cataclysmic rise-and-fall of the ayahuasca-referencing climax ‘Banisteriopsis Caapi.'”

“There was never any intended theme,” Roberts says of the muse behind Old Iron’s music, “but in hindsight half of the songs were inspired by experiences I’ve had with ayahuasca and DMT.”

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Goatwhore Announces Summer Tour Dates With Anciients

Goatwhore, which is currently wrapping up a tour with label mates Amon Amarth, will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the end of the month before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

The band will release new album “Vengeful Ascension” worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Goatwhore’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, “Vengeful Ascension” was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

Goatwhore w/ Amon Amarth [remaining dates]:
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/18/2017 Lookout – Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
End Tour

5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

w/ Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

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Metallica To Perform On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Metallica will perform tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the first time. Tune in to CBS at 11:35p / 10:35p CST (check local listings) to see the band perform “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award winning band also recently kicked off the “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour in support of that album.

The tour launched last week in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. Below you can find a professionally shot live clip of the band performing “Atlas, Rise!” at the tour opener. Fans can also purchase the live audio recordings from each date on the tour at here.

The “WorldWired” tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run.

Catch these upcoming Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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