Last Tuesday, the All Stars tour brought one crushing metal act after another to The Rocket Bar in Toledo, OH. Bloody-Disgusting’s own Cindy Arteaga was there to capture photos of several of the bands, including Chelsea Grin, Ice Nine Kills, Iwrestledabearonce, Skylime, Veil Of Maya, and more! Head on below to see our massive exclusive live photography set of the All Stars show!
Ticket purchase information for remaining tour dates can be found here. READ MORE
The full lineup and tour schedule for the 2013 ‘AllStars Tour’ has been locked down and is now available for the world to enjoy! Headlined by Every Time I Die and featuring such acts as Chelsea Grin, Terror, Iwrestledabearonce, and more, the tour begins in mid-July and ends a month later in mid-August. You can see the full tour schedule and lineup below. READ MORE
The ‘All Stars 2013′ tour line-up is taking shape and will be heading out this summer for a full schedule. While no dates have yet been officially announced, the vast majority of acts have been released, beginning with Every Time I Die, who will be the tour headliner. The tour will also feature Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture The Crown, IwrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, and DayShell. Structures, Volumes, and other bands who will be announced in the coming weeks will also be performing in select markets.
Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley states, “We’ve always put a lot of effort into making this band work and when we perform we do so at the highest level of intensity, so to finally be deemed an ‘AllStar’ is a dream come true. I plan on relaxing in a hot tub with Wade Boggs or smoking huge cigars with Ronnie Harmon talking about our visits to Hollywood. Those are just some casual things us AllStars do when we’re not giving 110%. But that’s rare. This tour has a solid line-up and we’re excited to be a part of it. See you all this summer.” READ MORE
Hardcore band Vanna has announced that they will be releasing a new album The Few And The Far Between on Mar. 13th via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The album is available for pre-order here. You can listen to their new song “Year Of The Rat” below.
The band will also be embarking on a tour alongside Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Hundreth, and No Bragging Rights. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Without fail, GWAR put on what is possibly the most fun concert I’ve ever been to. I came in wearing a white shirt and left red, blue and purple. I was covered in blood and god knows what other fluids they decided to spray on the crowd. Plus, Devildriver had just opened up, so the crowd was already having a total blast.
Fast forward to today and GWAR has announced a fall tour entitled Return Of The World Maggot, which will feature openers Every Time I Die, Warbeast, and Ghoul. I won’t be able to make the Detroit show because I’m already seeing Opeth that night, but you should definitely go if you’re in the area! Check out the tour dates after the jump!
It’s widely known that the readers of Bloody Disgusting have their opinions about the SAW series. Whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less, you can’t deny that the SAW films are capable of eliciting a reaction from viewers; but what about the reaction it gets from listeners? Every SAW film has a pretty intense soundtrack to match, and the wide usage of hard rock and heavy metal across all the releases is perfect for Bloody Disgusting readers. Here’s my rank of all seven films’ soundtracks from worst to best – but I’ll leave the actual movies talk up to you guys.
GOOD FIGHT MUSIC has just released a free sampler, available at Amazon.com
! No strings attached, so head on over to Amazon and download nine free tracks by your favorite GOOD FIGHT MUSIC artists! But hurry, this is a limited time offer! The download link is above, and you can view the tracklisting below:
1) Conditions – When it Won’t Save You
2) The Contortionist – Primal Directive
3) Cancer Bats – Drive This Stake
4) This or the Apocalypse – Backlit
5) Son of Aurelius – Facing the Gorgon
6) Rosaline – The Messenger, The Infinite
7) I Am Abomination – Rock N’ No Soul
Son of Aurelius – A Good Death
9) I Am Abomination – Greeting From Easter Island
“Amazon’s ability to provide suggestions and cater specifically to the needs of an individual’s taste is what makes them the best at what they do,” states GOOD FIGHT MUSIC label manager Mike Conroy. “When an opportunity was presented to us to put together a free sampler of our label bands with the backing and clout of Amazon, it was a no brainer.”
Every Time I Die have just posted their teaser of “Shit Happens: The Series?” at www.vans.com/ETID
. The teaser is recap of their previous releases (including cult classic “Shit Happens”, “Party Poopers” and “The Dudes and Don’ts of Recording”). The first full episode will air on July 28th! This will be a first in a series of new weekly episodes entitled “Shit Happens: The Series?”
The series finds Every Time I Die teaming up once again with Space Monkey Studios. Over the next 12 weeks, Every Time I Die will unveil episodes that are packed to the gills with impromptu footage showcasing the band’s signature brand of humor that has made them infamous amongst their fans and peers alike. This is by no means a scripted reality show containing foreseeable plot twists and over-dramatic story arches. Nor is this your typical live band DVD that focuses on the tedium of tracking a record or the self-congratulatory tales of what inspired their lyrics. Instead, “Shit Happens: The Series?” focuses on what it is exactly that drives 5 individuals from similar backgrounds to forfeit family and friends and take to the road year after year for the sake of their craft. Whether you’re a fan of music or simply an admirer of the nomadic spirit that resides in all of us, “Shit Happens: The Series?” will make you feel at home.
After spending the past month igniting stages across Europe with Bullet For My Valentine and Atreyu, the CANCER BATS return home this summer to bring their mountainous grooves and explosive blend of punk and metal to venues across Canada.
Before heading to the west coast to begin their tour across Canada, the CANCER BATS will perform at the 2010 S.C.E.N.E Music Festival in St. Catharines and will be part of the brand new “COOL TOUR” which will be hitting cities across the US in July. In association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician’s Institute College of Contemporary Music, the “COOL TOUR” features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Architects, and many more. The tour has one Canadian stop in Toronto.
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Norma Jean’s highly anticipated album, Meridional, is officially available for presale. Presale packages will be available in four tiers. Regardless of what package fans choose, when ordering from www.normajeannoise.com
, all presales include an instant download of “Deathbed Atheist,” the second new song from the album after “Leaderless and Self Enlisted.”
The standard package for $10 includes the Meridional physical CD as well as the ability to digitally download the album on release day, July 13th. For fans interested in merchandise, the Standard + T-Shirt package is available for $25. This tier includes both the physical and digital albums, as well as an exclusive t-shirt that can only be purchased through the presale. The Deluxe package includes the physical and digital albums, the exclusive t-shirt, and a 2 Disc 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl edition of Meridional for $50. The $75 option includes all of the above merchandise as well as a 12″x12″ lithograph of the Meridional album artwork, authographed by all the members of Norma Jean.
Whitechapel’s first production video for the track The Darkest Day of Man, directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye and featuring animation by David Brodsky & Tim Kellen, is now live on Metal Blade TV and ANewEraOfCorruption.com! Be sure to catch Whitechapel this summer as they tour across the United States on Warped Tour Twenty Ten alongside bands like Every Time I Die, Eyes Set to Kill, Attack Attack, Emmure, The Casualties, and The Dillinger Escape Plan just to name a few.
Check after the jump for a full touring itinerary.
Cancer Bats have recently unveiled a brand new video recording of their Record Store Day performance at Banquet Records this past April. The video features CANCER BATS performing, interacting with fans, and much more! Record Store Day is an annual event in which independently owned record stores come together every third Sunday of April to put on special vinyl and CD releases, performances, and other fun activities.
Also, don’t forget to head over to Cancer Bats’ MySpace
and check out new streams of ‘Sabotage’ and their new single ‘Dead Wrong’!
Fans of Norma Jean won’t have to wait much longer to hear the bands’ fifth album ‘Meridional’ which will be released July 13th on Razor & Tie. ’Meridional’ revisits the abrasive and chaotic roots of classic Norma Jean while offering fans a dark experimental side – the band stretching out on moody, slow-burn jams. It is an album that finds the band comfortable in its legacy but progressive and bold in its creativity.
‘Meridional’ was recorded in February 2010 at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Jeremy Griffith. The band recorded eleven official tracks for the record as well as a few extra bonus tracks and B-sides. Vocalist Cory Brandan described ‘Meridional’, “It’s a heavy record, multifaceted with epic sounding, experimental songs, some fast, chaotic songs, and some melodic, commanding interludes. Any track we didn’t think had reached its utmost sonic prowess was given a second look, revised to be as powerful as possible.”
Suicide Silence will be hosting this week’s Headbanger’s Ball on MTV2. Singer Mitch and guitarist Mark will be talking about the writing process for their upcoming third album, the making of the “Wake Up” music video, as well as the upcoming Warped Tour where they will be performing with such artists as Andrew W.K., Every Time I Die, Sum 41, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The episode will also feature a full promo video history of Suicide Silence.
America’s premiere, genre-defying metal band, SUICIDE SILENCE, will soon strike fear into the hearts of today’s impressionable youth as they take part in this summer’s highly anticipated Warped Tour. The group are excited to be one of the tour’s most extreme acts and to have the opportunity to annihilate thousands of new faces each day. They will join a very diverse, impressive list of artists ranging from Andrew W.K. and Sum 41 to Every Time I Die to The Dillinger Escape Plan, among many others. Be sure to either visit www.warpedtour.com or www.myspace.com/suicidesilence to view their complete touring itinerary. READ MORE