Sifting Responds To Trump’s Proposed Raise Act With New Song “Not From Here”

As a direct response to the Trump administration’s proposed Raise Act, Venezuelan-American progressive metal outfit Sifting just unveiled a video for new single “Not From Here.” The video was directed by Abelardo Malpica at LH FILM.

“Not from Here” also serves as the title track taken from an upcoming full-length album produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine) and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence), set for worldwide release on September 29th, 2017 via Eclipse Records.

“We can’t forget that this beautiful nation was built by immigrants. That diversity has contributed to the development of this great nation,” states vocalist and frontman Eduardo Gil. “The intent of the proposed Perdue-Cotton Raise Act is to curb the level of legal immigration by proposing a merit-based system that grades immigrants based solely on their skills. When I first moved here from Venezuela, I thought I needed to fit in, lose my accent, and dress like everyone in Los Angeles. After reflection however, I realized that I would have been lying to myself. ‘Not From Here’ was written about overcoming this dilemma which is something all immigrants think about. We don’t need to erase our heritage, or try to fit in. This is a free country and that’s why this nation is great!”

You can also catch Sifting performing live on these upcoming dates:

July 28 – Pomona, CA @ Character’s Sports Bar (w/ Sorrowseed)
September 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Obey the Wolves & Shattered Systems)

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Ancient Gearing Up For Latin American Tour Dates

Reactivated Norwegian group Ancient just announced their cities and dates for a Latin American tour kicking off on September 7th in Mexico. Frontman Zel stated:

“We are very excited and proud to announce the Ancient tour in Latin America in September. This has in many ways been a dream come true for us, to finally tour this corner of the world. The tour that took place in 2007 was not with a full band line-up and I was not even there myself, but this time we will bring the most powerful and energetic line up Ancient has ever had, with Mr. Nick Barker himself on the drums!

“A lot of fans from countries like Honduras, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Venezuela and especially Brazil, have been writing to us asking why we will not visit these places during the tour. The thing is, that it does not depend on the band, we would play in every single country if we had the chance. These decisions are always made by the booking agency and the local promoters in each country. Sometimes the expenses (especially with travelling) are simply too high to make it happen, but we will do our best to return again with an even bigger tour next time! Let’s keep the Ancient spirit alive!”

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires

Festivals 2017:
July 20 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

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Funebria Streaming Entire New Album “Dekatherion: Ten Years of Hate and Pride”

Hailing from Maracaibo, Venezuela death metallers of Funebria are streaming their entire new album entitled “Dekatherion: Ten Years of Hate and Pride”, brought to you via Satanath Records.

You can now check it out below.

Dekatherion (Promo tracks) by Funebria

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Cave Of Swimmers Discusses Upcoming Album “Reflection”

With the May 4th release of “Reflection” drawing near, the Miami based duo Cave Of Swimmer has decided to talk about the forthcoming album in more detail. Originally from Venezuela, vocalist and multi instrumentalist G.E. Perez and drummer/percussionist Toro now explain the recording process, lyrical content and influences.

Recorded at Weeks Recording Studio in Coral Gables and Crossbridge Studio in Pinecrest, Florida, all the music for “Reflection” was tracked in a mere 4 days.

“We rehearsed a lot prior to entering the studio to record”, G.E. Perez begins. “So when we finally went into it, we were very focused, rehearsed, tight… we recorded basic tracks (drums, rhythm guitars) in only 2 days. We took 2 more days to do solos and vocals. So the whole album was recorded in only 4 days.”

Speaking about the writing process in terms of anything being pre-empted or whether the album was written more organically G.E. Perez states that “there are spaces for improvisation in our music… the mid section of ‘The Skull’ is a great example… ‘Reflection’, the instrumental, has some improvisation in it as well… Especially from Toro’s part. He played his ass off on this record… In any case, for the most part, we rehearsed and composed in our practice room.” Toro adding that the way they write is very organic. “We get together in a small room and just start playing. Whatever comes out… Then we start following the train of thought into wherever the music takes us.”

G.E. Perez goes on to talk about the lyrics, “For me particularly, it was very cathartic to write about how my father neglected my family when I was very young… He just disappeared from the face of the earth. Going from that premise, I thought it’d be cool to draw a parallel with certain bible stories, even though I’m not particularly religious. However, if you want to interpret it that way, like we’re singing about ‘El Deeablow’ and stuff, I guess that’s cool too.”

On influences G.E. Perez says, “As individuals, it may sound clichéd, but our influences are certainly very eclectic. Toro plays in jazz groups, I play Flamenco guitar… I also have a whole new appreciation for the piano. I love Jaco and Wes too. Having said that, when we come together in a room, what comes out is what we listened to when we were in school, which is rock n’ roll. We also love 80’s and early 90’s merengue. As far as bands; everything… all the usual suspects, from AC/DC to ZZ Top.”

Toro adds, “We obviously listen to a lot of different types of music. The fact we grew up in South America sets us apart in a good way because we were exposed to Latin music. Right about when G and I started playing rock and metal we also played salsa in a school ensemble. We were only 16 and we got to play all over town. As we grew musically we started exploring other instruments and jazz, classical, American folk music… You name it. When we get together in a room our most primal instinct is to play heavy music, however, we can’t deny our mixed background of eclectic influences.”

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Zardonic Offering “Bring Back The Glory (210 Mix)” For Free Download

Zardonic is back with a new track following an international tour spanning four continents, from his native Venezuela all the way to Japan. Check out “Bring Back The Glory (210 Mix)” below. The following press release was also issued:

“Following up his 2012 Beatport chart topping album ‘Vulgar Display Of Bass,’ Zardonic is preparing to release a full-length remix album titled ‘Far Beyond Bass – The Vulgar Remixes’
featuring brand new reworks by electronic music heavy-hitters ANiMAL-MUSIC, Counterstrike, Black Sun Empire, State Of Mind, Delta 9, and many others.

“To celebrate this upcoming release, Zardonic is giving away a 210bpm edit of one of his previous album’s best sellers: ‘Bring Back The Glory’ (feat. Germany’s hottest newcomer Voicians). This new edit showcases Zardonic’s new direction as he ventures into other genres beyond Drum & Bass and Hardcore, and best of all, it is FREE!”

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Ill Nino Gearing Up For New U.S. And South American Tour Dates

Latin metallers Ill Nino are gearing up to spread a little holiday cheer this winter and have announced a ten city run of shows. Beginning November 30th in Dallas, the group will hit New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts before heading to South America in support of recent release “Epidemia.” Full details are available below.

You can also watch Ill Nino’s new music video for “La Epidemia,” featuring guest vocalist Frankie Palmeri of Emmure, over at this location.

Tour Dates w/ ARCANIUM:
11/30- Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ DROWNING POOL
12/01- Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/02- San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/06- Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/07- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
12/08- Lawrence, MA @ Claddagh Pub

South American Tour Dates:
12/11- Caracas, Venezuela @ Moulin Rouge
12/12- Santiago De Chile, Chile @ Club 334
12/14- Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
12/15- Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Marques

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Vader Announces Upcoming Festival Appearances And Tour Dates

Polish death metal act Vader has checked in with the following statement about the band’s upcoming tour activity through the end of the year and beginning of 2013:

“Tomorrow Vader will start their overseas journey to South America. They will visit Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Argentina. We plan a second leg of the tour at the end of 2012.

“Due to their performance at the Metalfest Open Airs in May, Vader will not be seen on most of the major summer festivals. Nevertheless, we have confirmed Ragnarock Open Air (20.08), Queens of Metal (21.08) and Fist Full of Metal (01.09).

“At the end of August Vader will also set off for the long awaited tour in smaller Polish towns as a sequel of Blitzkrieg VI! It will be a mega treat for Vader fans, as Peter already announced that they will play all ‘Black To The Blind’ and ‘Sothis.’ The main part of this tour will take place at the end of 2012 and will cover over 14 dates with Polish supports.

“In November Vader will go to China for their first tournee in this country. We are working on their come-back to USA and Canada. There will also be a European tour at the beginning of 2013 with Vader as a headliner.”

For full details on upcoming Vader live appearances, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile.

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Cerebral Bore To Headline Capitan Spaulding Festival 2012

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have been confirmed as the headliners for the Capitan Spaulding Fest in Colombia on June 17th.

The band will be heading to South America for two shows, having already been confirmed as the headliner for the Extreme Gorefest in Venezuela, before heading to the USA and Canada for the Summer Slaughter tour with Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore and more.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:

“When we announced that we were playing in Venezuela, we were overwhelmed by the number of promoters in other countries wanting to book us on the same trip, but due to our current album commitments we are already pushing it by going to South America at all. But, after some deliberation, we decided to add one more show, and Colombia worked best this time around. But we have plans to hit at least five or six South American countries next year, as well as a bunch in Central America, so they just have to hold out a little longer and we guarantee it’ll be well worth their wait!”

View the Capitan Spaulding Fest flyer at this location and see Cerebral Bore on tour at the following shows:

Jun. 16 – Maracay, Venezuela – Extreme Gorefest
Jun. 17 – Bogota, Colombia – Capitan Spaulding Fest

Summer Slaughter Tour
Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 21 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Jul. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jul. 27 – Mission, TX – Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jul. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 02 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
Aug. 03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Aug. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Aug. 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Aug. 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Toronto
Aug. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug. 25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

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Lamb Of God Announces South American "Resolution" Tour Dates

Lamb of God continues the international part of the band’s 2012/13 Resolution tour with seven South American shows and one show in Mexico. Support on all shows will come from Hatebreed with Lacuna Coil added to the bill in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Dates are as follows:

Saturday, March 31st – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Lux
Sunday, April 1st – Curitiba, Brazil – Curitiba Master Hall
Monday, April 2nd – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas
Wednesday, April 4th – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican
Friday, April 6th – Quito, Ecuador – Teatro Bolivar
Saturday, April 7th – Bogota, Colombia – Teatro Metropol
Sunday, April 8th – Caracas, Venezuela – CIEC Caracas
Tuesday, April 10th – Mexico City, Mexico – Jose Cuervo Salon

Further details on the recently announced “Resolution” tour can be found by heading over to this location.

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Dimmu Borgir Announces South American Tour Dates

Dimmu Borgir has announced a new string of South American tour dates in 2012. The currently announced shows are as follows:

19.02.2012 Mexico City, Mexico
21.02.2012 San Salvador, El Salvador
23.02.2012 San Jose, Costa Rica
25.02.2012 Caracas, Venezuela
27.02.2012 Bogota, Colombia
29.02.2012 Antofagasta, Chile
02.03.2012 Santiago, Chile
06.03.2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina
08.03.2012 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dimmu Borgir also recently posted the bonus song “D.M.D.R. (Dead Men Don’t Rape)” online, which can be heard at this location.

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