The sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival lineup has been unveiled and I’m already beginning to lose my mind! The festival will be headlined by shock rocker/horror director Rob Zombie along with Five Finger Death Punch and will also see performances from Children Of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, and many more.
Personally I’m very excited to see Rob Zombie again as well as get a first chance to see Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and Battlecross.
Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday at 12pm local time. The full 26-date trek and lineup can be seen below.
Also below is a FFDP tour reel that features new music from the band’s upcoming summer release. The video features samples of the band’s new song “Here To Die”. READ MORE
Several new acts have been added to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV today, including Allegaon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Dark Sermon, Trapped Under Ice, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. You can see the full line up as well as day-by-day schedule and ticke information below. READ MORE
Starting on Thursday, Born Of Osiris will be hitting the road with Unearth for the month of November. Support will also come from The Contortionist, Obey The Brave, and Wolves At The Gate. Then, in February, the band will be touring Europe with After The Burial, Monuments, and The Haarp Machine.
However, the band is not only content hitting the road. They’ve also announced that they are close to completing the songwriting process for their follow-up to The Discovery and will enter the studio in the spring with Nick Sampson (I Am Abomination) to track the new effort.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “I would say the direction of this album is along the lines of The Discovery, but definitely a lot heavier and a lot more focused when it comes to song structure. We’re trying to give each song a powerful, thematic feel. This next record takes all of the best aspects of The Discovery and develops the ideas even further. We already have so much material that we plan on revising and refining over the next few months. While we do that we will still continue to write more and in the end I think we’ll pick the strongest 10-12 songs so we can drop the best BORN OF OSIRIS record to date.”
Read on for more from Lee as well as the full touring schedule. READ MORE
Alright, so starting today, I figure that every once in a while I’ll record a video of me doing something that I think makes a difficult task just a bit easier. This isn’t going to be a scheduled series or anything like that. This is just going to be one of those situations where something pops into my head and I figure, “You know what? I want to share this with the readers so that their life is made better.”
To kick things off, I wanted to show you a trick that I learned on how to remove those really pesky stickers that are on the top of CD jewel cases. Check out this video below to see me open up Testament‘s Dark Roots Of Earth the irritating way and then Born Of Osiris‘ The Discovery MY way. Hope you enjoy! READ MORE
The lineup for California Metalfest 6 has been released and it is packed full of heavy bands. Included is headliner Killswitch Engage who will be performing their 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety for the first time ever in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The event will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. WWE superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the event along with several other TBA special guests. Tickets for the event can be found here.
The line-up also includes Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body, and more. READ MORE
Because there aren’t enough rock/metal festivals during the summer, Sumerian Records and The Pantheon Agency in association with Arkaik Clothing are putting together the All Stars Tour. This tour features a massive line-up including Emmure, In This Moment, Iwrestledabearonce, and many, many more. You can check out the full line-up along with the tour dates after the jump.
Get ready for the AllStars tour, heading your way this summer. Sponsored by Arkaik Clothing, Ibanez Guitars, MerchNow, and Krank Amplification, the tour features such acts as Emmure, In This Moment, Iwrestledabearonce, After The Burial, and more. Check after the jump for the full line-up.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Nick and Lech of tech-metal band As Blood Runs Black. The guys are currently on the Atticus Metal Tour III with Born of Osiris, Darkest Hour, and The Human Abstract. They also recently released their sophomore album, ‘Instinct‘. Check after the jump for the exclusive interview where they chat touring, the new album, horror and, probably most importantly, Playboy.
The Orphan Killer is now available to purchase as a Blu-Ray/soundtrack or DVD/soundtrack option on Facebook. I’m not too sure about the movie, but the soundtrack has some good artists on there! Check out the track list after the jump.
All That Remains has just premiered the video for their massive new single “Hold On” exclusively on MySpace Music. The clip, helmed by Ramon Boutviseth (Trivium, Dream Theatre), features a narrative involving a variety of characters dealing with internal struggles and their inability to change their fate as their world crumbles down around them, both figuratively and literally. The force behind the destruction is the manifestation of their dark emotions, which All That Remains embodies as they unleash an epic performance in a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland.
“Hold On” is the first single for ATR’s new album For We Are Many, one of the most highly anticipated metal albums of 2010, coming out through Prosthetic Records / Razor & Tie on October 12th. The album hits the same day the band heads out on a month-long U.S. headlining tour with support from Asking Alexandria, Unearth, Born Of Osiris, & And She Whispered. Decibel Magazine called the album, “Proof that neck-snapping tempos, thoughtful soloing and a catchy chorus or three can co-exist,” while Outburn Magazine remarked, “If there was ever any question as to whether All That Remains deserved to be considered among the melodic metalcore elite, For We Are Many will dispel any lingering doubts once and for all.”
The album can preordered now via Prosthetic Records
. An exclusive version of it is available for pre-order on iTunes
which includes a bonus track available, and an instant download of “Hold On”.
In conjunction with the upcoming debut full-length release from SYSTEM DIVIDE
, The Conscious Sedation, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with BlankTV to premier the extreme modern metal act’s single Hollow. Be sure to head over to BlankTV
, the net’s biggest punk and indie music channel, to check out the single Hollow and while you’re there check out the music video for the song The Apex Doctrine
, which was shot by Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Dope, Dying Fetus, Suffocation).
If you like what you hear and see head over to the band’s landing page
and pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. The Conscious Sedation is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.
CHECK AFTER THE JUMP FOR NEWS ABOUT ALL THAT REMAINS AND DEATH ANGEL!!!
The perpetually-hilarious members of Evergreen Terrace recently returned from touring in Australia with Casey Jones on the “Cheer Up Emu Kid” tour. In what has become an Evergreen Terrace tradition, a side-splitting tour wrap up video has been posted that highlights some of the more ridiculous moments of the tour. Among other things, they eat Kangaroo shit, almost get murdered and get their hands on some Horny Goat Weed – all that and more can be seen now on MetalBlade.tv HERE
Evergreen Terrace played SXSW in Austin, TX earlier this year and guitarist Josh James hosted a segment for Metal Blade TV that showcased a phenomenon unique to metal and hardcore: moshing. In this video, Josh James interviews and does play-by-play for some moshers and Dennis from Alesana unveils his new mosh move, “The Care Bear”. Check it out HERE
Evergreen Terrace will be spending part of their summer as part of this year’s Thrash And Burn Tour alongside Asking Alexandria, Kittie, Born Of Osiris, Impending Doom and more! The tour officially starts July 16 and Evergreen Terrace will join the tour from August 2nd through August 15th. The band’s latest album, Almost Home, is available everywhere now!