Empress Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Debut EP “Reminiscence”

Reminiscence, the debut EP from Vancouver, B.C. Stoner/sludge trio EMPRESS is now streaming on Souncloud. The EP officially drops next week, but can now be heard in its entirety below.

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Xael Unleash New Video “Last Arbiter”

Recently signing to Vancouver, BC’s Test Your Metal Records this past December, North Carolina sci-fi metallers Xael have their next video offering “Last Arbiter” as part of their forthcoming sci-fi adventure album of the same title set for later release in 2018.

Check it out below:

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis North American & European Tours Announced

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis announces the dates for his solo world tour, supporting his upcoming new solo album, which is due out this year via Sumerian Records. The first track from it, “What It Is“, was recently premiered and can be streamed here.

04/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
04/09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
04/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/13 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
04/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
04/20 Tempe, AZ – Ufest
04/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
04/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/01 Kansas City, MO – Truman Theater
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/06 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/09 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/11 Portland, ME – Aura
05/12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/17 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
05/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/01 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/02 Nurnberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/08 Newbury, UK – Download Festival
06/10 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
06/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/13 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/16 Florence, ITA – Firenze Rocks
06/20 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

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Machine Head Premiere New Song “Volatile”

Machine Head premiere another track from their impending new album, “Catharsis“. Below you can stream the song “Volatile” from the effort ahead of its official release today, January 26th.

Machine Head have dedicated the track to Heather D. Heyer, who was killed during the Charlottesville, VA white supremacists protests in August 2017.

The band’s ‘s North American tour kicked off yesterday, January 25th, with dates available below:

01/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
01/29 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
01/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
01/31 Houston,TX – House Of Blues
02/02 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
02/03 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl MH
02/05 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
02/06 Atlanta, GA – Centerstage
02/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
02/09 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
02/10 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/11 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
02/13 Toronto, ON – Danforth MH
02/14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
02/16 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/17 Detroit, MI – Majestic
02/20 Des Moines, IA – Woolys
02/21 Madison, WI – Majestic
02/22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/23 Chicago, IL – Concord MH
02/24 Saint Louis, MO – Pops
02/27 Denver, CO – Summit MH
03/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
03/02 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03/03 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
03/05 Portland, OR – Roseland
03/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
03/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market

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Slayer Announces North American Tour Dates With Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament And Behemoth

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to… After nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, Gold records and other accolades, having its own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, experiencing the devastating loss of a founding brother, and even appearing on “The Tonight Show,” the age of Slayer, one of the greatest thrash/metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end.

Slayer announces that it will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support Slayer on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26 at 10AM local time. Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet+ exclusive merchandise packages will be available. Log on to https://www.slayer.net for this and all ticket purchasing info.

May 10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA *
May 11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA *
May 13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
May 16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
May 17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
May 19 Big Four, Calgary, AL *
May 20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB *
May 22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB *
May 24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN *
May 25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
May 29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
May 30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ *
June 1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
June 4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA *
June 6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
June 7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
June 9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
June 10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
June 12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
June 14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC *
June 15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
June 17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
June 19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
June 20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX
Anthrax appears on all dates with the exception of those marked *

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Nightwish Reveals Compilation, “Decades” Tracklisting

Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – Nightwish are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.

Decades will be available as:
2CD-DIGI
3LP BOX (different colours)
2CD-Earbook

The trasklisting reads as follows:

CD1
1. The Greatest Show On Earth
2. Élan
3. My Walden
4. Storytime
5. I Want My Tears Back
6. Amaranth
7. The Poet And The Pendulum
8. Nemo
9. Wish I Had An Angel

CD2
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down
5. The Kinslayer
6. Dead Boy’s Poem
7. Gethsemane
8. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
9. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
1. The Greatest Show On Earth

Side B
1. Élan
2. My Walden
3. Storytime
4. I Want My Tears Back
5. Amaranth

Side C
1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Nemo
3. Wish I Had An Angel

Side D
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down

Side E
1. The Kinslayer
2. Dead Boy’s Poem
3. Gethsemane
4. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean

Side F
1. Sacrament Of Wilderness
2. Sleeping Sun
3. Elvenpath
4. The Carpenter
5. Nightwish (demo)

This release will be accompanied by a 9 month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show – a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, Nightwish will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That’s why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!

The tour dates are as follows:

March 9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
March 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
March 12 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 13 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
March 14 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
March 17 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
March 18 – Albany, NY – The Egg
March 20 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
March 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
March 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
March 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March 26 -Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 28 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
March 29 – St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
March 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
March 31 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
April 2 – Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
April 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
April 5 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
April 6 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 7 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Threater
April 8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
April 12 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
April 13 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
April 14 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
April 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
April 17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
April 18 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
April 19 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
April 21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
April 22 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theater
May 5 – Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
June 1 – Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
June 2 – Nijmegen – FortaRock
June 21 – Copenhagen – Copenhell
June 24 – Clisson – Hellfest
July 6 – Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
July 13 – Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
July 21 -Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
August 3 – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
August 7 – Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
August 9 – Villena – Leyendas del Rock
August 12 – Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
November 2 – Gothenburg – Partille Arena
November 5 – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
November 6 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
November 7 – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
November 9 – Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
November 10 – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
November 11 – Geneva – Arena
November 13 – Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
November 14 – Munich – Olympiahalle
November 16 – Leipzig – Arena
November 17 – Krakow – Tauron Arena
November 20 – Budapest – Arena
November 22 – Zurich – Hallenstadion
November 23 – Nuremberg – Arena
November 24 – Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
November 27 – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
December 4 – Milan – Medionalum Forum
December 5 – Frankfurt – Festhalle

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Endorphins Lost Premiere New Song “Mercy For One” From Upcoming Split Release

Seattle-based Endorphins Lost announces an impending split 7” with OSK set for release in February, which will be supported by a Western US tour in March.

Endorphins Lost released their debut LP, Choose Your Way, through Six Weeks Records in November 2016, unabashedly introducing the masses to their blistering style of metallic, grinding, crust/powerviolence. The band will now stomp a fresh dose of salt into the wounds inflicted by their debut with four scathing new tracks, sharing a slab of 7” vinyl with their allies in Canadian grind/hardcore outfit OSK who add three tracks to the flipside. The Endorphins Lost tracks were recorded in March 2017 by Mike at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle, Washington, with additional vocals recorded by Dylan Ludwig at Raven Sound Studio in Prescott, Arizona, and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studio in Oakland, California. The OSK tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jesse Gander at Hive Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia in the spring of 2013.

Stream the Endorphins Lost track “Mercy For One” below:

Endorphins Lost / Osk Split 7″ by Endorphins Lost

The split will see release on February 1st through a coalition of underground labels, Rotten To The Core Records, Delusions Of Terror Records, Agromosh Records, You All Die Records, and New Age Pyrate Punks Records. Watch for additional audio samples, preorder links, and more info to be issued in the coming days.

Side ENDORPHINS LOST Track Listing:
1. White Crosses
2. Mercy For One
3. Master’s Hair Trigger
4. The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Side OSK Track Listing:
1. Burrow
2. Let’s Play A House Show
3. Directionless

Endorphins Lost will support the new release with regional performances as well as a Western US tour. Running from March 7th through March 24th, the tour routing currently includes eighteen cities, beginning in the band’s hometown then crushing a counter-clockwise path around the western half of the country, and includes a show with Ghoul and Brainoil in Oakland, and a set at LA Speedfest in Los Angeles. The tour poster art was drawn by Michelle Hughes.

Endorphins Lost – Tour Dates:
1/18/2018 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ Escuela, Spacebag
3/07/2018 The Kracken Bar – Seattle, WA
3/08/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
3/09/2018 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA w/ Ghoul, Brainoil
3/10/2018 LA Speedfest – Los Angeles, CA
3/11/2018 The Garth – Las Vegas, NV
3/12/2018 Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, AZ
3/13/2018 The Lunchbox – Phoenix, AZ
3/14/2018 The Dungeon – Tucson, AZ
3/15/2018 Apartment 512 Boutique – El Paso, TX
3/16/2018 The Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM w/ Laughing Dog
3/17/2018 The Triple Nickel Tavern – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Laughing Dog, 908
3/18/2018 The 7th Circle Music Collective – Denver, CO w/ Laughing Dog, 908
3/19/2018 8 Bytes Game Café – Laramie, WY
3/20/2018 Dixieland – Salt Lake City, UT
3/21/2018 The Shredder – Boise, ID
3/22/2018 Di Pizza – Bend, OR
3/23/2018 2nd Cycle – Tacoma, WA
3/24/2018 Cherry Bomb – Port Angeles, WA

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Panzerfaust’s Gear Destroyed In Car Accident – All Band Members & Crew Survived

Panzerfaust narrowly escaped death when their van drifted off into a creek this week due to black ice. The band were on the way to Edmonton, AB from Vancouver, BC as part of their North American tour with Belphegor and Cryptopsy. While the band members and crew survived without serious injury, the band’s gear was destroyed in the crash.

Comments the band:

“Today we narrowly avoided a swift visit from the angel of death. While driving through the Northern pass from Vancouver to Edmonton we hit black ice – spiralling us into the frozen creek below. Despite being pinned beneath the crushed vehicle, submerged in the frigid water, we managed to crawl from the wreckage; all of us relatively unscathed.

Be that as it may, much of our gear and merchandise has been destroyed, and we have been informed that insurance will cover none of it. Needless to say, our performance in Regina will have to be cancelled. We have every intention of finishing the tour, however, some tremendous financial burdens stand in our way. We humbly ask anyone that can assist us financially in any way to help us see this campaign through.

Anything helps, and we would be indebted to you. One way or another, Panzerfaust has every intention of spearheading forward, as our dignity demands it of us.

Any donations can be sent via Paypal to:

brock.panzer@gmail.com

May death tremble to take us,
Panzerfaust“

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Nightwish Announces Compilation Album, “Decades” And Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has announced details for a new two disc compilation album, which will be entitled, “Decades.” The record will be released on March 9th 2018 and will be promoted with a lengthy tour of North America and Europe, which includes a number of festival appearances, concluding with a headline set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival.

“July 6th, 1996 was the exact date marked on my family’s summer cabin guestbook. On that date, by a campfire, a decision was made to form a band of three members, playing atmospheric acoustic music led by a female voice. 15 months later, this group would release its debut album, and more than two decades later, it would release a compilation including songs from 8 studio albums and from the very first demo which gave the band its name.

Speaking about the release, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen stated: “The infinite freedom and potential I found from songwriting back in the day took me right back home, offering a place to feel free and meaningful. So the roller coaster ride begun, adventures from all sides of the spectrum ahead, making a pit stop at this place and age from where we`re greeting you now. Looking back, the voyage has been nothing short of spectacular.

“The best part of it all, though, are the people. The fellowship of the band, past and present, the crew and the management. The relationships created, whether it’s the fans in the front row, guest musicians, other bands, promoters, media, record label staff, or even your own heroes you never thought you’d meet. I’ve met my best friends through music, as well as faced the most unfortunate ordeals, but it’s all been for the love of life and adventure, for learning, and for a meaning. The sense of privilege I feel looking into the past, the present, and future is immeasurable by words. It’s something that can only be expressed through poetry and music. A journey of two decades has taken our wonderful Edema Ruh this far, and the beauty of the future is, that it remains an untold story.

“In a few months, we’ll celebrate the journey so far in the form of a 9-month nostalgia tour, including material from all of our 8 studio albums. We shall meet you all soon, and it will be wondrous as never before!”

The scheduled tour dates are as follows:

March 9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
March 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
March 12 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 13 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
March 14 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
March 17 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
March 18 – Albany, NY – The Egg
March 20 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
March 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
March 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
March 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March 26 -Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 28 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
March 29 – St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
March 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
March 31 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
April 2 – Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
April 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
April 5 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
April 6 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 7 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Threater
April 8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
April 12 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
April 13 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
April 14 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
April 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
April 17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
April 18 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
April 19 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
April 21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
April 22 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theater
May 5 – Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
June 1 – Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
June 2 – Nijmegen – FortaRock
June 21 – Copenhagen – Copenhell
June 24 – Clisson – Hellfest
July 6 – Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
July 13 – Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
July 21 -Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
August 3 – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
August 7 – Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
August 9 – Villena – Leyendas del Rock
August 12 – Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
November 2 – Gothenburg – Partille Arena
November 5 – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
November 6 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
November 7 – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
November 9 – Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
November 10 – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
November 11 – Geneva – Arena
November 13 – Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
November 14 – Munich – Olympiahalle
November 16 – Leipzig – Arena
November 17 – Krakow – Tauron Arena
November 20 – Budapest – Arena
November 22 – Zurich – Hallenstadion
November 23 – Nuremberg – Arena
November 24 – Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
November 27 – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
December 4 – Milan – Medionalum Forum
December 5 – Frankfurt – Festhalle

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Terrifier To Play Vancouver’s Deathmas Festivus Alongside Nylithia, The Mountain Man, Evilosity

Terrifier will be firing off their “Weapons of Thrash Destruction” at this year’s Deathmas Festivus in Vancouver, BC on December 15th at the Rickshaw Theatre. The hometown thrashers will be annihilating the stage alongside Nylithia, The Mountain Man, Evilosity and more. The event is charity fund raiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Those planning on attending are asked to make donations of non-perishable food items along with cost of entrance.

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