The Convalescence Kicked Off Otep’s “The Resistance” Tour

Yet another band has run afoul of performing live with Otep on the road.

After that ugliness during the “Civil Unrest” tour a few years back and a handful of instances in the interim, The Convalescence has now been kicked off the “Resistance” tour by Otep.

The Convalescence issued this statement about the situation:

“We will no longer be a part of the remaining dates of ‘The Resistance Tour’ with Otep. After years spent on the road touring worldwide and never having a problem, this is a first. Otep kicked us off the tour after already loading in for tonight’s event in Pittsburgh. This stemming from an alleged incident that occurred in Michigan two nights previously where claims were made that we sold merchandise during the intro of their set.

“This was not the first time being threatened to remove us from the tour. First happening in Jacksonville, FL after their driver accused us of buying weed from venue staff the night before and went as far as to say we forced a venue runner to drive with him and a kid in the car to pick it up. This was in an attempt to take the heat off the driver himself because he called the police on the band’s guitarist after an argument between them that morning.

“In both instances, we were unable to explain or make any attempt to approach the situation since even after 50+ dates as direct support – unless she felt the need to threaten to kick us off the tour and belittle us, we weren’t even allowed in the same room.

“After being told we were not needed on the tour, that we were not helping the attendance, we were simply a time filler and countless other negative comments about us being part of this tour we came to a mutual decision that we could no longer share a stage together.

“We are all about being team players on the road. After going out of our way with things like covering her merch table every night during their set, helping the band with security at understaffed venues, and helping her band and crew load in and out daily. We were met with only disrespect from Otep herself.

“We have no hard feelings towards her hired band and crew but Otep is an absolute nightmare to work with. Again, we apologize to any of our fans that had planned to see us on this tour. Thanks for your continued support and we’ll see you on the road this Fall!”

Otep, of course, had a different take on the situation, issuing this video response:

A member of the band also commented on the video: “Let’s be clear on something, while the whole incident with selling of merch is going to be looked at as the straw that broke the camel’s back, Otep wasn’t looking to kick the Convalescence off the tour. In fact, Otep instead came up with that the Convalescence and Brand of Julez switch places in the lineup for the last few days Brand of Julez was on the tour.

“Brand of Julez was only playing selected dates on the tour, and they only had 5 or 6 shows left with the tour. After that, everything would have went back in terms of the lineup, but the Convalescence was having none of it. So this isn’t people trying to say Otep got pissed because they sold merch during Otep’s set and thus kicked them off the tour. They’d still be on the tour with Otep if they just did the lineup change for a few shows.”

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Dead Cross (Faith No More, Ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc.) Premieres New Song “Seizure And Desist” From Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album

Dead Cross – featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) – premieres a new song entitled “Seizure And Desist”, taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will arrive in stores on August 04th via Ipecac Recordings.

Check out now “Seizure And Desist” below.

Says Justin Pearson of this clip:

“The artist who created our album art, Eric Livingston, came up with this video. As far as I’m concerned, It sums up the current social and political climate of today. For a lot of humanity, this world is a mean motherfuckng place. The video captures the severity of the times we live in, as well as a means to communicate beyond basic language using iconic imagery, campy techniques, historical relevance, as well as a glimpse into the future.”

In other news, the band has announced Secret Chiefs 3 as support for its first-ever North American tour this summer. Those dates include:

08/10 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (no Secret Chiefs 3)
08/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee (no Secret Chiefs 3)
08/14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
08/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08/16 Austin, TX – Emo’s
08/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre (no Secret Chiefs 3)
08/19 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
08/21 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
08/23 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
08/25 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
08/26 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
08/27 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
08/29 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
09/08 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/11 Boston, MA – Royale
09/12 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/13 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09/15 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
09/16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest (no Secret Chiefs 3)
09/17 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
09/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/20 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
09/23 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

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Abhorrent Decimation Posts “Conspire” Music Video

UK-based extreme death metal group Abhorrent Decimation is about to drop a masterclass in dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal in the form of sophomore release, “The Pardoner,” due out worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available starting today this location.

Abhorrent Decimation also just released a brand new music video for the track “Conspire” – check it out below. Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the track and video:

“We collaborated with Scott Canty at Dark North Media for this video. Mainly, we wanted something super sleek and simplistic for the first single with a subtle, conceptual gesture built in. I didn’t want an over-complicated narrative for people to have to follow and we felt Scott’s style lent itself to what we had in mind. The subtle conceptual gesture is the explosions of gold near the end of the video. It’s quite unique as I can’t think of many/any death metal bands that have incorporated the use of gold confetti cannons on a video shoot.”

Scott continues, “We always had ‘Conspire’ earmarked as the first single. Conceptually, this track is a real turning point in the records narrative. The characters in our story have happened upon a wealth of gold and their love for money and greed truly sets in. They all begin to plot (conspire) against one another in a tremendously dark way. In a sonic sense, this song displays a lot of the melodic elements we have brought to the table this time around.

“The album has a lot of heavy moments to offer still, ‘Conspire’ included but we have also established a more mature sound in this record. Exploring a deeper musicality to what we are creating. I think people are going to be a little shocked but equally love what we have done here.”

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Abhorrent Decimation Posts “Conspire” Music Video

UK-based extreme death metal group Abhorrent Decimation is about to drop a masterclass in dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal in the form of sophomore release, “The Pardoner,” due out worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available starting today this location.

Abhorrent Decimation also just released a brand new music video for the track “Conspire” – check it out below. Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the track and video:

“We collaborated with Scott Canty at Dark North Media for this video. Mainly, we wanted something super sleek and simplistic for the first single with a subtle, conceptual gesture built in. I didn’t want an over-complicated narrative for people to have to follow and we felt Scott’s style lent itself to what we had in mind. The subtle conceptual gesture is the explosions of gold near the end of the video. It’s quite unique as I can’t think of many/any death metal bands that have incorporated the use of gold confetti cannons on a video shoot.”

Scott continues, “We always had ‘Conspire’ earmarked as the first single. Conceptually, this track is a real turning point in the records narrative. The characters in our story have happened upon a wealth of gold and their love for money and greed truly sets in. They all begin to plot (conspire) against one another in a tremendously dark way. In a sonic sense, this song displays a lot of the melodic elements we have brought to the table this time around.

“The album has a lot of heavy moments to offer still, ‘Conspire’ included but we have also established a more mature sound in this record. Exploring a deeper musicality to what we are creating. I think people are going to be a little shocked but equally love what we have done here.”

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Abhorrent Decimation Posts “Conspire” Music Video

UK-based extreme death metal group Abhorrent Decimation is about to drop a masterclass in dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal in the form of sophomore release, “The Pardoner,” due out worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available starting today this location.

Abhorrent Decimation also just released a brand new music video for the track “Conspire” – check it out below. Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the track and video:

“We collaborated with Scott Canty at Dark North Media for this video. Mainly, we wanted something super sleek and simplistic for the first single with a subtle, conceptual gesture built in. I didn’t want an over-complicated narrative for people to have to follow and we felt Scott’s style lent itself to what we had in mind. The subtle conceptual gesture is the explosions of gold near the end of the video. It’s quite unique as I can’t think of many/any death metal bands that have incorporated the use of gold confetti cannons on a video shoot.”

Scott continues, “We always had ‘Conspire’ earmarked as the first single. Conceptually, this track is a real turning point in the records narrative. The characters in our story have happened upon a wealth of gold and their love for money and greed truly sets in. They all begin to plot (conspire) against one another in a tremendously dark way. In a sonic sense, this song displays a lot of the melodic elements we have brought to the table this time around.

“The album has a lot of heavy moments to offer still, ‘Conspire’ included but we have also established a more mature sound in this record. Exploring a deeper musicality to what we are creating. I think people are going to be a little shocked but equally love what we have done here.”

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Abhorrent Decimation Posts “Conspire” Music Video

UK-based extreme death metal group Abhorrent Decimation is about to drop a masterclass in dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal in the form of sophomore release, “The Pardoner,” due out worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available starting today this location.

Abhorrent Decimation also just released a brand new music video for the track “Conspire” – check it out below. Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the track and video:

“We collaborated with Scott Canty at Dark North Media for this video. Mainly, we wanted something super sleek and simplistic for the first single with a subtle, conceptual gesture built in. I didn’t want an over-complicated narrative for people to have to follow and we felt Scott’s style lent itself to what we had in mind. The subtle conceptual gesture is the explosions of gold near the end of the video. It’s quite unique as I can’t think of many/any death metal bands that have incorporated the use of gold confetti cannons on a video shoot.”

Scott continues, “We always had ‘Conspire’ earmarked as the first single. Conceptually, this track is a real turning point in the records narrative. The characters in our story have happened upon a wealth of gold and their love for money and greed truly sets in. They all begin to plot (conspire) against one another in a tremendously dark way. In a sonic sense, this song displays a lot of the melodic elements we have brought to the table this time around.

“The album has a lot of heavy moments to offer still, ‘Conspire’ included but we have also established a more mature sound in this record. Exploring a deeper musicality to what we are creating. I think people are going to be a little shocked but equally love what we have done here.”

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Video Clip For New Song “Avalanche” Available From Cellar Darling

Cellar Darling, the new band formed by ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, issued a music video for the new single “Avalanche.” The song appears on the debut album “This Is The Sound,” due to drop on June 30th,2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Avalanche” tells yet another grim abstract story, painting a picture of the end of things. In band’s own words: “We’d like to take you on another journey into a picturesque, abstract world. Listen to the summoners of the ‘Avalanche’. A story about a cult and a freezing end to an intimate deathwish. Shot in the heat of beautiful Tenerife, an intentionally contradictory setting, this video tells you our story with symbolism and movement, contrasts & metaphors. So sit back and let your imagination run wild, enjoy!”

The track listing for “This is the Sound” is:

1. Avalanche
2. Black Moon (see video clip here)
3. Challenge
4. Hullaballoo
5. Six Days
6. The Hermit
7. Water
8. Fire, Wind & Earth
9. Rebels
10. Under The Oak Tree…
11. …High Above These Crowns
12. Starcrusher
13. Hedonia
14. Redemption

Bonus tracks, available exclusively on the digibook:

15. The Cold Song
16. Mad World
17. The Prophet’s Song

Check out “Avalanche” here:

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Dying Fetus Releases NSFW Video “Die With Integrity”

The harrowing new Dying Fetus short film for “Die With Integrity,” directed by Mitch Massie, has come online. If you’ve got the stomach for this very NSFW video, check it out below.

The video follows a man enacting brutal revenge on a gang of miscreants responsible for the rape and murder of his pregnant wife. He is The Wrong One To Fuck With.

Director Mitch Massie commented: “I wanted to make a revenge tale, a western, and an 80s slasher movie, so I rolled them all up into this video. I love the idea of a guy cutting off heads and attaching them to a chain as he hunts down all the people that fucked his life up only to find out that it was a scorned madame of a brothel that instigated it all.”

June 23rd, 2017 will see the worldwide release of “Wrong One To Fuck With” via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/digital formats.

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Carnifex Releases “Dark Heart Ceremony” Music Video

California group Carnifex just released a live video for “Dark Heart Ceremony,” taken from last year’s “Slow Death” album. The footage was shot by Enlighten at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California.

The clip arrives just ahead of Carnifex’s appearance on 2017 Warped Tour. The band will spend the entire summer performing as part of the annual festival and this clip demonstrates the type of live fury with which Carnifex takes the stage. It is certainly a taste of what’s to come this summer. You’ve been warned.

“The stage is where everything about our music comes to life,” said vocalist Scott Ian Lewis about the clip. “The love, the hate, the pain, everything is on display. This video captures those moments both on stage and in the crowd and so much more.”

Catch these upcoming Carnifex Warped Tour 2017 dates:

6/16 — Seattle, WA
6/17 — Salem, OR
6/21 — Albuquerque, NM
6/22 — Phoenix, AZ
6/23 — Las Vegas, NV
6/24 — Salt Lake City UT
6/25 — Denver, CO
6/27 — Nashville, TN
6/29 — Atlanta, GA
6/30 — Orlando, FL
7/1 — St. Petersburg, FL
7/2 — West Palm Beach, FL
7/4 — Wilmington, NC
7/6 — Charlotte, NC
7/7 — Camden, NJ
7/8 — Wantagh, NY
7/9 — Hartford, CT
7/10 — Scranton, PA
7/11 — Virginia Beach, VA
7/12 — Mansfield, MA
7/13 — Darien Center, NY
7/14 — Burgettstown, PA
7/15 — Holmdel, NJ
7/16 — Columbia, MD
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH
7/20 — Noblesville, IN
7/21 — Auburn Hills, MI
7/22 — Tinley Park, IL
7/23 — Shakopee, MN
7/24 — Milwaukee, WI
7/26 — St. Louis, MO
7/27 — Bonner Springs, KS
7/28 — Dallas, TX
7/29 — San Antonio, TX
7/30 — Houston, TX
8/1 — Las Cruces, NM
8/4 — Mountain View, CA
8/5 — San Diego, CA
8/6 — Pomona, CA

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Dying Fetus Streams New Song “Die With Integrity”

The death metal overlords from Dying Fetus today share a latest single off impending 8th studio album “Wrong One To Fuck With.” Listen to the song “Die With Integrity” below.

An extremely graphic NSFW video for the song will also premiere online tomorrow. Mitch Massie –
who helmed the infamous Cattle Decapitation video for “Forced Gender Reassignment” along with music videos from Whitechapel and John Frum – directed the video.

Dying Fetus will be on tour throughout the year starting with Summer Slaughter alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, kicking off July 27th in Reading, PA and running through August 26th in Cleveland, OH. Full details can be found here.

1. Fixated on Devastation (watch the video here0
2. Panic Amongst the Herd (streaming here)
3. Die With Integrity
4. Reveling in the Abyss
5. Seething With Disdain
6. Ideological Subjugation
7. Weaken the Structure
8. Fallacy
9. Unmitigated Detestation
10. Wrong One To Fuck With

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