Architects Premiere New Live Video For “Royal Beggars”

Architects premiere a new official live clip for their track “Royal Beggars“ off their latest album “Holy Hell“. The footage for it has been captured during their February 08th, 2019 performance at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.

In other news, Architects have also planned some European/UK touring this summer. Below’s where you can see them performing live:

05/31 London, UK – All Points East
06/07 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/08 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/28 Madrid, SPA – Download Madrid
06/29 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest
06/30 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival
07/12 Joensuu, FIN – Ilosaarirock
07/23 Tolmin, SLO – MetalDays
07/24 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
07/25 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
07/26-27 Sibiu, ROM – ARTmania Fest
08/02 Borgholm, SWE – Borgholm Brinner

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Soilwork Posts Tour Recap And Live Video “Sålfågel” Online

After their insanely successful co-headlining tour with label mates AMORPHIS (18 sold out shows) in support of their globally acclaimed new record, ‘Verkligheten’ (album of the month in Metal Hammer, Rock Hard, Aardschok and Scream), Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have issued the following statement:

“‘Verkligheten’ has been out almost two months now and we keep getting amazed by the recognition it gets. We just finished off a successful EU tour with our friends in Amorphis, Jinjer and Nailed To Obscurity. Once again we want to thank everyone for attending our shows and making it memorable.

“To sum up our journey through Europe, we chose to make a live video out of ‘Sålfågel’ as the crowd reaction, when playing it live, was just INSANE!!! ‘Verkligheten’ is a new era of Soilwork and we are ready to take this journey with our fans. We cannot wait to get back on the road this summer and bring ‘Verkligheten’ to life again!!! See you all soon!!!”

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The Amity Affliction Reveal Summer European, UK & Russian Tour Dates

The Amity Affliction reveal their summer European/UK/Russian touring plans. Dates for their tour run as follows:

06/13 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/14 Interlaken, SWE – Greenfield
06/16 Donington, UK – Download
06/17 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge (feat. Crystal Lake)
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/21 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
06/22 Moscow, RUS – Red
06/24 Milano, ITA – Magazzini Generali (feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/25 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse (feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/26 Bratislava, SLO – Randal (feat. Cane Hill)
06/27 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla (Feat. Crystal Lake & Cane Hill)
06/28 Gräfenhainichen, GER – With Full Force
06/30 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
07/01 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik (feat. Polaris & Venues)
07/02 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage (feat. Polaris & Venues)
07/03 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville (feat. Venues)
07/04 Hradec Kravlove, CZE – Rock For People

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Slipknot Announces “Knotfest Roadshow” Tour With Volbeat, Gojira And Behemoth; New Album To Be Released In August

Slipknot have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below). A video trailer can be viewed below.

Slipknot have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9th. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit slipknot1.com.

Tickets for Slipknot’s summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8th at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com. Premium members of Slipknot fan club Outside The 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5th at 10 AM, local time. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 12 PM, local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM, local time.

Slipknot shocked fans around the globe last year with the release of a brand new track, “All Out Life”. Reaction to the unrelenting track was staggering, with the official music video – directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan – trending Top Ten of all videos worldwide on YouTube in its first day on the band’s official YouTube channel. In the four months since release, “All Out Life” has already racked up over 30 million streams worldwide across digital service providers and 30 million YouTube views. “All Out Life” is available now at all digital service providers.

Tour dates:

July 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
August 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
August 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

* Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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Full Of Hell & The Body Summer European Tour Announced

Full Of Hell and The Body will co-headline a European run this summer and plan to perform collaborative sets featuring material from their past releases together on some stops of the tour. In related news, Full Of Hell have wrapped up recording their fourth full-length. Converge‘s Kurt Ballou was behind the boards at his GodCity Studio in Salem, MA for the recording sessions. Relapse have scheduled a mid-2019 release date for that effort.

07/04 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival (collaborative set with The Body)
07/05 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
07/06 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
07/07 Warsaw, POL – Poglos (Full Of Hell only)
07/08 Prague, CZE – Modra Vopice
07/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/10 Munich, GER – Backstage
07/11 Paris, FRA – Gibus
07/12 London, UK – The Dome (collaborative set with The Body)
07/13 Dour, BEL – Dour Festival (collaborative set with The Body)
07/15 Nijmegen, NET – Valkhof Festival
07/16 Berlin, GER – Zukunft am Ostkreuz
07/18 Helsinki, FIN – Kuudes Linja (Full Of Hell only)
07/19 Tampere, FIN – Vastavirta-Klubi (Full Of Hell only)
07/20 Lahti, FIN – Torvi (Full Of Hell only)

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Ministry Announces European Tour Dates; Dying Fetus To Support On Select Dates

Industrial metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” and have announced an extensive tour which includes four UK dates, and a stretch throughout mainland Europe.

Catch the band’s politically-charged live set on one of the below dates:

MINISTRY – EU/UK Summer 2019
16.06. AT Nickelsdorf – Novarock
17.06. DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville
18.06. FR Strasbourg – Laiterie
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest / Knotfest
22.06. BE Dessel – Graspop
23.06. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
25.06. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
26.06. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
27.06. DE Hannover – Pavillon
30.06. DE Berlin – Huxleys
02.07. UK Bristol – SWX
03.07. UK Glasgow – SWG3
04.07. UK Birmingham – O2 Institute
06.07. UK London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07.07. FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.07. DE Bochum @ Matrix
10.07. CZ Prague – Roxy
11.07. HU Budapest – A38
12.07. RO Timisoara – Rock la Mures
13.07. SK Kosice – Collosseum Club
15.07. LVA Riga – Melna Piektdiena w/ Dying Fetus
16.07. ES Tallinn – Rock Cafe w/ Dying Fetus
17.07. FI Tampere – Pakkahuone w/ Dying Fetus
19.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival

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Skinlab Begins Work On New Album; Reveals New Drummer

American groove metal veterans Skinlab has announced that they have begun work on their next studio album. In the meantime, the group has also revealed that drummer Paul Hopkins has departed from the band and been replaced by Fabian Vastod. A statement from vocalist Steve Esquivel reads as follows:

“First off we are very happy to announce that Skinlab has officially started recording our new album with legendary producer Ulrich Wild and we are excited for our first release on Art Is War records and the rebirth of Skinlab. With new beginnings comes new members and the return of some old. This will be the first album with our new drummer Fabian Vastod, after departure of original drummer Paul Hopkins.

“Fabian who is no stranger to Skinlab has been friends with the band for many years. Fabian came in strong and started recording demos and immediately became the obvious choice that he was our guy! Ten brand new tracks of brutality are in the works and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We’re on a new mission to get back on the radar and more importantly back on the stage to do what we love doing while the fire is still burning! Today we are currently in the Bay Area tracking guitars at Snakes Greendot Studios featuring our new guitarist Marcos Medina as well as Snakes return after a year and a half absence from the band! These are exciting times for Skinlab we’ve got our nose to the grind…. expect a new heavy and see you on the road this summer!”

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Etc. Announce Summer Tour

Breaking Benjamin announce their summer headlining tour with Chevelle as direct support act. Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante will also join the trek. See for all dates below:

July 21 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 23 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 24 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (no Three Days Grace/Diamante)
July 26 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion (no Three Days Grace)
July 27 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 30 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (no Three Days Grace)
08/02 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre (no Chevelle/Diamante)
08/04 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (no Three Days Grace)
08/06 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/07 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/10 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/15 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/18 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/21 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
08/22 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/24 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/25 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center (no Three Days Grace)
08/28 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/30 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/31 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (no Three Days Grace)
09/02 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (no Three Days Grace/Chevelle)
09/04 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (no Three Days Grace)
09/06 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/09 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater (no Dorothy)
09/10 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/13 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/15 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/16 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/18 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/21 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/22 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/25 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

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