Century Media Records purveyors of heavy metal 3 Inches Of Blood will be teaming up with Goatwhore for a N. American Tour beginning in early April and ending in the beginning of May. This includes a stop at the New England Metal & Hardcore festival. The band is continuing to support their fifth studio album Long Live Heavy Metal. You can see the full touring schedule below as well as the video for “Metal Woman”. READ MORE
Revered metal icon King Diamond has signed a worldwide three-record deal with metal Blade Records. No release dates for the first of these albums has yet been released, but you can believe that we’ll let you know the moment we hear something! Diamond is revered by such bands as Metallica, Pantera, Goatwhore, and more.
“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before. Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening. Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again! Stay Heavy, King Diamond” READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Metal Blade Records artist Job For A Cowboy to bring you an amazing, intense music video for their song “Tarnished Gluttony”, which comes off their latest album Demonocracy. Directed by Michael Panduro (the man behind the fantastic Cephalic Carnage “Ohrwurm” video), the video is deceptively subtle, almost poetic. Suddenly, everything changes in one horrific moment. Featuring strong Lovecraft-ian elements, this music video is definitely NSFW, so take heed and be careful where you watch it.
Job For A Cowboy are currently on tour on the Summer Slaughter Festival. Remaining tour dates are below. READ MORE
Down, the heavy metal supergroup comprised of Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual), and Pat Bruders (Goatwhore), have confirmed that they are working on a collection of four EPs. These EPs will each have an individual release with a year in between so as to allow for touring and promotion. The first of these EPs, EP One, is slated for release on Sept. 18th and can be pre-ordered here.
When asked about the four EPs, Anselmo explained, “That’s the idea right now, but I think that after you work on a body of music, you need to reload, you need to refresh, you need to clear your head. Get that, digest it, get it out of your system, and then decide what direction you’re going to go. It’s a good idea and I think we should see it through. But there’s no way we can rush it. Because I think if it is a series of four, each one should be unique, and that… We’ve shown flexibility — we have songs like ‘Bury Me In Smoke’ and then we have songs like ‘Stone The Crow’… acoustic pieces and what-not… We have all that. So we’ve touched on many, I guess, dynamics, so… I would expect each EP to have its own life.”
Below is the track list for EP One as well as video performance of a new song, “The Misfortune Teller”. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me are gearing up for the release of their latest studio album The Parallex II: Future Sequence (pre-orders available here). To whet the appetite of fans, the band is now streaming the song “Telos”, a near 10-minute epic track of progressive metal brutality. You can listen to the song below.
BTBAM are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour. All dates are below. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me will be releasing The Parallax II: Full Sequence, their seventh full-length studio album, on October 9th. Jamie King, friend of the band and producer, engineered, mixed, and mastered the album while Chandler Owen has taken care of the artwork.
The album is a continuation of the story of their 2011 EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep. Guitarist Paul Waggoner further explains, “The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters. We really enjoyed the challenge of writing this record, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how well the music and lyrics jived with one another. I couldn’t be happier with how Future Sequence turned out.”
Read on for more information from vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers as well as the official artwork for the album and tour dates for The Summer Slaughter Tour, which sees BTBAM touring with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Periphery, Veil of Maya, and many more. READ MORE
Nick Schendzielos, bassist of Job For A Cowboy, will be forced to sit out the first few weeks of the Summer Slaughter Tour due to his girlfriend being involved in a head-on collision on her scooter. Mike “Gunface” McKenzie from The Red Chord will be taking his place during that time. All tour dates for the festival, which is headlined by Cannibal Corpse and features bands such as Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, and more, can be seen below.
Comments Schendzielos: “Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!”
Adds McKenzie: “I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.”
My best wishes go out to Schendzielos’ girlfriend on a speedy recovery. READ MORE
The vast majority of older folk that I know wouldn’t even consider listening to metal, much less review it. But here we have three lovely geriatrics sitting down in a diner doing exactly that. Below you can find a video of these three listening to Express Yourself from Diplo ft. Nicky Da B as well as Parasitic Scriptures Of The Sacred Word by Goatwhore. All I can say is that I want to hang out with these three and enjoy some biscuits and tea whilst blasting Opeth in the background. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to announce that it is one of the sponsors for the upcoming Exhumed, Goatwhore, Cephalic Carnage, and Havok North American tour! Don’t believe me? How about you enlarge that picture below (just give it a good old click) and look at the bottom. See something familiar? BAM! Looks like we’re helping bring some blood and guts to the fall touring schedule! So, which date are you planning on hitting up?
Coming out on November 26th for the XBOX 360 and the Sony Playstation 3, Splatterhouse is a reboot of the 1988 game of the same name for the TurboGrafx-16 (when was the last time you saw THAT system?). Apart from looking completely badass and very atmospheric, the developers have just released the track list for the licensed songs that will be making an appearance in the game. Let me tell you that it’s definitely meant for all you metalheads. Check after the jump for the full list!
SHADOWS FALL are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from BISON b.c. and Baptized in Blood. Special guest GOATWHORE will be on the first six west coast dates only. SHADOWS FALL have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the Great White North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from BISON b.c., Baptized in Blood and GOATWHORE. READ MORE
Living in Chicago I’ve ventured north to The Rave in Milwaukee many times, but just recently found out about them streaming shows live on their website last week when my cousin’s band Chainwax performed. While nothing beats a “real” live show, this is still pretty sweet and it’s free!
January 19 you can forget the brutal Wisconsin winter weather and watch Devildriver, Suffocation, Goatwhore, and Thy Will Be Done from the comfort of your own home. To watch just visit http://www.theravelive.com/ and sign up for a free account (registration is required). READ MORE
The mighty Goatwhore will be returning to the road in 2010 with veteran metal icons, DevilDriver and Suffocation! This will be their first tour back in North America following their upcoming European tour and is continuing the support for what is fast becoming their defining album, Carving Out The Eyes Of God. The Onion’s avclub.com declares Carving… as one of the top 30 metal albums of the decade and comments: “Ben Falgoust’s vocals and lyrics go way, way over the top, and Sammy Duet’s guitars sound more savage than ever. Both a culmination and a progression, Goatwhore reminds listeners why metal has a reputation for being terrifying.”
And, as always, Goatwhore will be equipped with their always tight, always furious, engaging live show, led by Ben Falgoust’s commanding presence and Sammy Duet’s one-man guitar attack. Zack Simmons’ on drums and new addition, James Harvey on bass, provide one of the tightest and most caustic rhythm sections in metal. This will be a tour not to miss.
Bound By The Road
Tour w/ DeviDriver, Suffocation
01/07 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
01/08 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
01/09 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
01/11 Portland, OR Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater
01/12 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
01/13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
01/15 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater & Club
01/16 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
01/18 Maplewood, MN The Rock
01/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
More dates are TBA soon! READ MORE