Sharptooth Premieres Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Clever Girl”

Sharptooth premieres the title track of the band’s upcoming new album “Clever Girl”, which will be out in stores on October 27 via Pure Noise Records.

Check out now “Clever Girl” below.

Comments vocalist Lauren Kashan of the song:

“‘Clever Girl‘ the track is all about aggressively fighting back against the hands that chain us. It’s about ‘biting back’ against oppression of all forms, be that by people in your life, in your society, or systemic forms of oppression like sexism, racism and bigotry. The song was inspired by an argument I had with a guy who tried to tell me and a bunch of other women (many of us survivors of sexual assault) about how WE should feel about sexual violence. And all I could think in that moment was SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP because this person had absolutely no right to speak on the subject, let alone talk down to us. I think anyone can relate to the experience of having someone who has no idea what they’re talking about, either trying to talk down to you or control you. This is a call to arms for any and all marginalized people for our voices to be heard and for everyone else to take this time to simply listen.”

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Maniac Abductor Releases “Fight Or Die” Single Video

Evil Eye Records is aiming to spearhead a New Wave Of Thrash Metal with a series of singles to culminate in a compilation album later this year. The label comments:

“It is with a great sense of pride and excitement that we present to you the first single and video from the single series – Finnish thrash metallers Maniac Abductor’s ‘Fight Or Die’ track. It is available to download on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

“This band originates from the same country that spawned Children Of Bodom, Lost Society and Diablo to name a few great bands and we believe that Maniac Abductor is destined to be the next big musical export out of Finland. The band is also busy working on a debut album so you can expect more updates from us as they progress.”

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Uncured Gearing Up For Extensive U.S. Tour Dates

Uncured is a progressive, technical death metal band from NJ led by the 17 year-old guitar prodigy Rex Cox, alongside his 19 year-old brother Zak Cox on lead guitars. The dynamic rhythm section of Jon Kita (Diecast) on bass and Liam Manley on drums round out the group.

Uncured will kick-off a lengthy U.S. tour alongside DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, and Cane Hill on August 18th and then continue U.S. touring in November with Children of Bodom for that entire month.

Check out the “Stygian Valley” track below – taken off the “Medusa” album released in March – along with a list of upcoming tour dates.

Uncured w/DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill
8/18 San Jose, CA @ The Ritz (no Cane Hill)
8/19 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (no Cane Hill)
8/20 Spokane, WA @ The Pin (no Cane Hill)
8/21 Billings, MT @ Pub Station (no Cane Hill)
8/23 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25 Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26 Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29 Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31 Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/5 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
9/13 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse – The International
9/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s Music Hall
9/20 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom

w/Children of Bodom, Carach Angren, Lost Society
10/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
11/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
11/03 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/05 San Francisco, CA – UC Theatre
11/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/10 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11/11 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
11/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Grand @ The Complex
11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/18 Chicago, IL – The Forge
11/19 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
11/24 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
11/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/29 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
11/30 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
12/01 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

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Cold Blooded Streams New Song “Forever War”

“Forever War” – a new track from Spokane, Washington’s own Cold Blooded – just came online and can be heard below. A sludgy song of epic proportions, the track is taken from the forthcoming full-length album “Throne Burner,” due to be released via Blackhouse Records (Prison Religion, Ras Kass) on 7/21 and produced by Bill Nieman.

Speaking on the album’s title and lyrical through-line for the songs, vocalist Ethan Kennedy said: “In the past I wrote lyrics inspired by books or films that affected me. However with Throne Burner I started writing shortly before the presidential election and I knew no matter who won, a good deal of this country would be supremely pissed off and extremely divided.

“I wrote about all the negativity and violence in America and the influences that in turn has on our society. Some songs are from the perspective of someone directly affected by the violence, some deal with those of us viewing it in the media and even to the perspective of someone who wants to perpetrate the violence.”

To further hone the sonic chaos the band enlisted Topon Das of avant-grind freaks Fuck The Facts to contribute several sound-collage interludes (as well as master the record). Speaking on Das’s relationship to the band, Kennedy related: “we’ve opened for Fuck The Facts several times and they are one of our favorite bands. We also bonded because our old drummer owns a food truck of some renown and we invited them down after a show to gorge themselves. That definitely solidified our friendship.”

Speaking on Das’s interludes, Kennedy continues “he really went out of his way to get our input into what we wanted for those segments to even revising what he did based on my opinion. In the end he created some very palpable moods/messages that fit the album perfectly.”

The band has several shows confirmed around the record release (listed below) and will also be supporting Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder in Spokane.

7/20 Spokane, WA The Pin (Record Release Show!)
8/18 Seattle, WA The Kraken Klaw
8/19 Everett, WA Tony V’s Garage Klaw, Method 13
8/31 Spokane, WA The Pin Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder

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Cold Blooded Streams New Song “Forever War”

“Forever War” – a new track from Spokane, Washington’s own Cold Blooded – just came online and can be heard below. A sludgy song of epic proportions, the track is taken from the forthcoming full-length album “Throne Burner,” due to be released via Blackhouse Records (Prison Religion, Ras Kass) on 7/21 and produced by Bill Nieman.

Speaking on the album’s title and lyrical through-line for the songs, vocalist Ethan Kennedy said: “In the past I wrote lyrics inspired by books or films that affected me. However with Throne Burner I started writing shortly before the presidential election and I knew no matter who won, a good deal of this country would be supremely pissed off and extremely divided.

“I wrote about all the negativity and violence in America and the influences that in turn has on our society. Some songs are from the perspective of someone directly affected by the violence, some deal with those of us viewing it in the media and even to the perspective of someone who wants to perpetrate the violence.”

To further hone the sonic chaos the band enlisted Topon Das of avant-grind freaks Fuck The Facts to contribute several sound-collage interludes (as well as master the record). Speaking on Das’s relationship to the band, Kennedy related: “we’ve opened for Fuck The Facts several times and they are one of our favorite bands. We also bonded because our old drummer owns a food truck of some renown and we invited them down after a show to gorge themselves. That definitely solidified our friendship.”

Speaking on Das’s interludes, Kennedy continues “he really went out of his way to get our input into what we wanted for those segments to even revising what he did based on my opinion. In the end he created some very palpable moods/messages that fit the album perfectly.”

The band has several shows confirmed around the record release (listed below) and will also be supporting Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder in Spokane.

7/20 Spokane, WA The Pin (Record Release Show!)
8/18 Seattle, WA The Kraken Klaw
8/19 Everett, WA Tony V’s Garage Klaw, Method 13
8/31 Spokane, WA The Pin Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder

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The Vicious Head Society Posts New Lyric Video

The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane, today reveals a brand new lyric video for “Agenda (I) Cryptograms (II) A Digital Self.”

The track is available below and was culled from debut album “Abject Tomorrow.” The album was released March 24th, 2017 and features guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley.

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Riot: ‘Inishmore’, ‘Shine On’, ‘Sons Of Society’ CD and LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– May 31st, 2017 –

On June 30th, Metal Blade Records will release three new re-issues of Riot‘s classic catalog: Inishmore, Shine On and Sons Of Society. These two studio albums (Inishmore, Sons Of Society) and live album (Shine On) are melodic power metal gems, and these new editions are a must-have for any fan’s collection. All three albums have been re-mastered by Patrick Engel for optimal sound quality; the vinyl versions also include 350 g covers, an insert and free poster, while the digipak CDs include poster booklets. See below for more details about each re-issue, and pre-order your copies now at: metalblade.com/riot – where the re-mastered versions of “Angel Eyes” (from Inishmore), “Dragonfire” (from Sons Of Society), and “Soldier (live)” (from Shine On) are also streaming.


Inishmore will be available as a digipak CD with four bonus tracks [“15 Rivers”, “Red Reign”, “Danny Boy” and “15 Rivers (acoustic demo)”], as well as vinyl in four different versions:
–180 g black vinyl
–night blue violet marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–lime green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – Metalizer exclusive)
–clear dawn red vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)

Sons Of Society will be available as a digipak CD with five bonus tracks (all instrumental rough mixes of album songs), as well as vinyl in four different versions:
–180 g black vinyl
–clear orange-red vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple blue vinyl (limited to 200 copies – Metalizer exclusive)
–orange-brown vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)

Shine On will be available as a digipak CD with the Live At Club Citta January 31st, 1998 DVD as a bonus. The DVD features a full live show as well as extra live clips and video clips – 27 tracks in total!

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Gemini Syndrome Releases “Sorry, Not Sorry” Video

Gemini Syndrome just debuted the “Sorry, Not Sorry” official music video. taken off the “Memento Mori” album. In addition to the video coming online, look for Gemini Syndrome on the of the “Half God, Half Devil” tour with In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar later this month. The band comments:

“Our brand-new music video for ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ tells the story about a husband and wife who have lost themselves in vanity and greed. The woman injects herself with large painful needles and cuts her face, while the man chops up a briefcase full of cash and snorts it like drugs. As the wife sits down with her husband at the dinner table, she looks cartoonish, while the husband is sweating over a large mirrored plate of money. Things then really start to take a turn for the worse for them both and you gotta watch to find out their fate.

“The song itself shines a light on the collective mental illness that our society seems to be infected with. Now more than ever, it’s so easy to lose ourselves in a false virtual reality that glorifies materialism and self-seeking satisfaction. We’ve become ironic memes of ourselves, social zombies lost in our devices, where tangible human interaction has become unnecessary and burdensome. We’re desensitized from only seeing others and ourselves through self-imposed filters. It’s time to wake up from the spell and look ourselves, and each other, in the eye.

“We are also extremely grateful to be a part of the ‘Half God, Half Devil’ Tour with our friends In This Moment, Motionless In White, and Avatar. It’s an honor to be a part of this amazing package and share the stage with such great bands, and good friends, old and new. If there are still tickets available in your city, get them now, as shows have been selling out every night!”

†Headline Show
††w/ Avatar
†††Festival

April 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
April 23 – Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
† April 24 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
April 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 26 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
April 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
†† April 29 – Destin, FL – Club LA
††† April 30 – Summerville, SC – 98 Rockfest
May 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
May 03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
† May 04 – Akron, OH – The Empire Concert Club
May 05 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
† May 07 – Fayetteville, AR – Georges Majestic
† May 09 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi
† May 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

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American Standards Releasing New Album “Anti-Melody”

Arizona based quartet American Standards is set to release forthcoming full-length album, “Anti-Melody,” on April 28th.

Forming in 2011 and releasing a first record in 2012 on We Are Triumphant, the band quickly became known for intense live shows, a tongue in cheek demeanor, and relentless work ethic playing over 250+ shows to date.

Vocalist Brandon Kellum comments: “What started as social commentary on the growing divide in our society became very personal when our founding guitarist (Cody Conrad) passed of suicide and then soon after, my father of cancer. We went back in to re-write much of the album and in a lot of ways used it as therapy to deal with the experiences. Although very personal, at its core Anti-Melody is centered around the universal theme of separation on many levels.”

1. Writers Block Party
2. Carpe Diem, Tomorrow
3. Church Burner
4. Bartenders Without Wings
5. Danger Music #9
6. CancerEater
7. Broken Culture
8. Chicago Overcoat

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New Single “You Don’t Know” Streaming From Kobra And The Lotus

It’s been three years since Kobra And The Lotus’ last studio album “High Priestess” was released back in 2014. The time since has not been wasted; with the third album under it’s belt, and completing multiple tours worldwide (with the likes of Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society, and Fear Factory to name just a few), the path of self-discovery has led the band to this most important moment: “Prevail I,: the band’s latest offering. The album will be released on May 12th via Napalm Records. Check out he new song “You Don’t Know” in the player below.

“Prevail I” promises to be a rock juggernaut full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms and haunting vocal melodies that will take the listener on a sonic journey leading them out from the darkness and into the light! Produced by Jacob Hansen (Pyramaze, Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica etc) and mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, “Prevail I” will undoubtedly usher the band to much deserved elevated hard rock status. Evolution is inevitable and Kobra And The Lotus have delivered their most powerful album to date.

Says vocalist Kobra Paige: “To be alive brings many great things but among those things includes great suffering. It’s painful to feel backed into a corner, judged, misunderstood for who we really are. We can never really know a person until we have seen their point of view, crawled into their skin, and walked a mile in their shoes, but that will never happen. This is the anthem for the man, the woman, the human, navigating their life the best way they can. After all “You don’t know what it’s like to be me.”

Prevail I, with Prevail II to complete the story in the not too distant future, sports the following track list:

1. Gotham
2. TriggerPulse
3. You Don’t Know
4. Specimen X (The Mortal Chamber)
5. Light Me Up
6. Manifest Destiny
7. Victim
8. Check The Phyrg
9. Hell On Earth
10. Prevail

Check out “You Don’t Know” here:

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