Belphegor Announces Co-Headlining Tour Of North America With Dark Funeral

European diabolical death/ black metal troop, Belphegor, will co-headline this year’s Devastation On The Nation tour alongside Swedish black metal stalwarts, Dark Funeral. Joining them are Incantation, Hate, Vale Of Pnath, and Nightmarer.

“Hail! What a lineup,” commented Belphegor vocalist/guitarist Helmuth. “This will be one of the most brutal tours throughout North America in 2019. An honour – this horror!”

The tour dates are as follows:

May 17 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (no Belphegor)
May 18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 19 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
May 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
May 21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
May 24 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
May 25 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 28 – Cleveland, OH – The Phantasy Nightclub
May 29 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 30 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
May 31 – Quebec City, QC- Imperial Bell
June 1 – Boston, MA – Middle East
June 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
June 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
June 5 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
June 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
June 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
June 8 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
June 9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 10 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
June 11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 14 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
June 15 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720

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Rivers Of Nihil To Perform New Album “Where Owls Know My Name” In Full On Upcoming US Tour

Due to popular demand, Rivers of Nihil have decided to play their latest album, “Where Owls Know My Name,” in its entirety from start to finish at every date of their upcoming U.S. tour! The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform every night, and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness the critically acclaimed album performed live as it was meant to be heard.

The tour will be the band’s first full-U.S. headlining run, with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
March 2 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
March 3 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
March 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
March 5 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
March 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
March 7 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
March 8 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
March 9 – Englewood, CO – Moe’s
March 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 12 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
March 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 14 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
March 16 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
March 18 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
March 19 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
March 21 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 22 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
March 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
March 24 – New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
March 26 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
March 27 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
March 28 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
March 30 – Nashville, TN – The End
March 31 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
April 2 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
April 3 – Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
April 4 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
April 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
April 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar

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Rivers of Nihil to play new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’, in its entirety on upcoming USA tour

– January 29th, 2019 –

With live saxophone player

Due to popular demand, Rivers of Nihil have decided to play their latest album, Where Owls Know My Name, in its entirety from start to finish at every date of their upcoming U.S. tour! The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform every night, and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness the critically acclaimed album performed live as it was meant to be heard.

The tour will be the band’s first full-U.S. headlining run, with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support.

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 15 – Reno, NV @ Dead Ringer Analog Bar
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March 2018: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, Exclaim, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, and many more, Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The latest video – the album’s title track – can be viewed at: youtu.be/LBAXZto7uVc

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
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https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Ensiferum to kick off North American headlining tour this weekend

– January 4th, 2019 –

Launches beer tasting video

After four years of absence in the States, Ensiferum will finally be returning to North America for a headlining tour, which kicks off this weekend (Jan. 5). Featuring Septicflesh as direct support, plus Arsis, this is one show not to be missed!

Following the trek, Ensiferum will also make an appearance at the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” 2019 cruise, before heading to Mexico. See below for all dates!

Ensiferum tour dates
w/ Septicflesh, Arsis

Jan. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 8 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Jan. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jan. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Jan. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jan. 15 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Jan. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Jan. 22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 23 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 25 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House Of Blues
Jan. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Jan. 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum tour dates:
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise
Feb. 6 – Guadalajara, Mexico – 3 Stage
Feb. 7 – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
Feb. 8 – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo volador

In anticipation of their return to North America, Ensiferum has launched a new beer tasting video (filmed at the 2018 Metal Days festival). To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=SraxfJR4McQ

A new Ensiferum live clip, recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland on May 12, 2018, can also be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=r98dPpp1Tkg

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

Ensiferum online:
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http://www.ensiferum.com
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Arch Enemy To Release Compilation Album “Covered In Blood,”; Announces New Single “Reason To Believe”

Arch Enemy will release a strictly limited, hand-numbered 7″ single and a digital single for their song “Reason To Believe” on December 7th via Century Media Records. Both formats, physical and digital, feature the Tears For Fears cover “Shout” as a b-side.

The 7″ single will be available in the following vinyl colors:

– Black vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
– Clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro EU)
– White vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
– Silver vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast)
– Red vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP)

On January 18th, Arch Enemy will release a compilation of all cover songs they have recorded throughout their career, entitled Covered In Blood. More details will follow soon.

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Exhorder Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
“The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!”

Adds guitarist Vinnie LaBella:
“What an incredible honour it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We’ve had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realise we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it’s been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn’t have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, new line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!”

Exhorder were formed in 1985 by a group of friends who wanted to break out of the hardcore scene and had a passion for the heaviest music in the world. They are considered progenitors of the groove-oriented thrash sound later made famous by bands such as Pantera, Lamb Of God, White Zombie, and Machine Head. Coming after years of demos, their debut LP “Slaughter In The Vatican” (1990) was regarded as a major influence on the NOLA metal scene and saw them rapidly rise on the world stage as one of the defining thrash acts of their generation. Their second (and to date last album) The Law was released in 1992 and adopted more of a groove metal sound. It saw the band reach their peak of popularity, unfortunately bad luck and external pressures lead to the demise of the group in 1994.

With the underground remaining steadfast in their dedication to the band, they have since reunited with the lineup from The Law on several occasions. With these reunions they have played Maryland Deathfest, Rock Hard, and countless others. The reunion was cut short in 2011 with the untimely passing of their classic-era bassist Frankie Sparcello. Now the band is back, reunited and hungrier than ever to take on the world. With a boatload of festival dates on the way along with select club shows the New Orleans boys are here to show the world once more what it takes to thrash it up.

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Sacrosanct Posts New Music Video “My Last White Light” Online

German/Dutch progressive metal outfit Sacrosanct has posted a new music video online for the song, “My Last White Light.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s upcoming fourth album, “Necropolis,” which will be released on November 30th through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

“Necropolis” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Max Morton of Morton Studios, who has also remastered the entire Sacrosanct back catalogue. A prolific professional with a broad clientele, Max has worked with a wide variety of acts, including prominent Ukranian metalcore combo Jinjer. The objective with Necropolis was to record a classic, analogue-sounding album using modern technologies, and at the same time avoid any modern metal clichés.

Initially intended solely as a studio project, “Necropolis” was recorded by a brand new Sacrosanct lineup featuring Randy Meinhard and Christian Göwert on guitars, Richard F. Hesselink on vocals, and Kees Harrison – formerly of Dutch prog-metal act Sphere Of Souls – on bass. During the recording sessions, it soon became apparent that the new lineup wanted to continue working together and bring the new material to the stage. With the support of ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Sacrosanct are now looking forward to bringing these plans to fruition.

While “Necropolis” bears all of the hallmarks and intricacies that characterize Sacrosanct, it displays a more mature and focused song-writing approach. Songs like “The New Age Of Fear”, “My Last White Light” and “Only One God” are lyrically thought-provoking, creating a brand of metal that still makes the band hard to categorize.

Like its predecessor, “Tragic Intense,” which was released in 1993, “Necropolis” places a strong emphasis on melancholy melodies and clean vocals, but also incorporates many harmony guitar parts, faster tempos and some modern twists that mark the beginning of a new chapter for the band.

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Cannibal Corpse: ‘Red Before Black’ vinyl picture disc now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 9th, 2018 –

Kicks off USA tour with Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way

On November 23rd, Metal Blade Records will release a limited vinyl picture disc of Cannibal Corpse‘s latest album, Red Before Black. Purchase your copy at Indie Merch, EMP, or eBay now.

Cannibal Corpse is currently on the road with Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way, for a USA tour in support of Red Before Black. See below for all dates!

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way

Nov. 9 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
Nov. 10 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
Nov. 11 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Nov. 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Nov. 14 – Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
Nov. 16 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nelly’s
Nov. 17 – Madison, WI – The Majestic Theater
Nov. 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov. 20 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Nov. 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 23 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Nov. 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theater
Nov. 27 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
Nov. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Nov. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Nov. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Dec. 1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Dec. 3 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Dec. 6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), their latest album, Red Before Black, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black‘ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Cannibal Corpse online:
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https://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
https://twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
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Chamber Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New 7-Inch

Nashville’s Chamber premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new two songs 7-inch. Check out now “Final Shape” and “In Search of Truth” below:

Catch the band on tour on the following dates:

11/02 – Syracuse, NY @ Sparks Art Space*
11/03 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground*
11/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Goldsounds*
11/05 – Rochester, NY @ White Beetle Room*
11/06 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar*
11/07 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge*
11/08 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole*
11/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*
11/11 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room*
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
11/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ American Legion Hall*
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident*
11/15 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock*
11/17 – Oklahoma CIty, OK @ 89th st.*
11/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar*
11/19 – Dallas, TX The @ Prophet Bar*
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar*
11/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa*
11/23 – Douglasville, GA @ Irish Attic*
11/24 – Nashville, TN @ The End*
11/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse at Mr Smalls*
12/18 – Providence, RI @ The Alchemy^
12/19 – Amityville, NY @ AMH^
12/20 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar^
12/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge^
12/22 – Waterford, NY @ Chrome^
* w/ Old Wounds and SeeYouSpaceCowboy
^ w/ The Acacia Strain, Year Of The Knife and Vatican

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Deceased Premiere New Song “Germ of Distorted Lore” From Upcoming New Album “Ghostly White”

Deceased premiere a new song entitled “Germ of Distorted Lore”, taken from their upcoming new album “Ghostly White”, which will be out in stores November 16 via Hells Headbangers.

Check out now “Germ of Distorted Lore” below.

Ghostly White by DECEASED

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