Canada’s BAPTIZED IN BLOOD are set to storm out of their native Canada and mount a takeover of American metal audiences when they release their self-titled, debut full-length for Roadrunner via digital retailers nationally on October 19. The band will also play alongside A Life Once Lost at the CMJ Music Marathon Metal Sucks Showcase, which will be held October 20 at Club Europa. Baptized in Blood have already turned the discerning head of a metal icon, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who was so impressed that he has taken on the role of co-manager for the London, Ontario-based band, alongside Mark Adelman.
Additionally, Mike D of Dark Icon Design, who also serves as the bassist for Killswitch Engage, designed the album artwork. While Baptized in Blood may have friends in high places, the band doesn’t rely on those associations; the five-piece delivers the goods with their bottom heavy, unrelenting metallic assault. Baptized in Blood are a classic Roadrunner signing that remains true the label’s long-standing history as the standard bearer of the best in hard rock and metal.
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!!!
Recently, I got the opportunity to go to the Rockstar Mayhem Festival at the DTE Energy Theater (still known to me as Pine Knob) in Clarkston, Michigan. With headliner’s such as Korn, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, as well as supporting acts like Hatebreed, Chimaira, In This Moment, Norma Jean, and others, how could I not go? While there, I snagged several interviews which I will be posting daily throughout the week. Who were the interviews with? I guess you’ll have to find out! In the meantime, we’ve got a video of several artists with a message for YOU, the readers, as well as some pictures of a In This Moment, Chimaira, and Rob Zombie. Check it all out and if you were there, leave some comments!
, the extreme modern metal act featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Miri Milman, Michael Wilson (ex-Abigail Williams), Cole Martinez (ex-Years of Fire, Antenora), Andrew Lenthe (Antenora), and Mike Heller (Malignancy), has recently completed their first music video for the single The Apex Doctrine, which is being debuted today exclusively on Blank TV! Be sure to head over to Blank TV
, the net’s biggest punk and indie music channel, to check out the brand new video for The Apex Doctrine, which was shot by Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Dope, Dying Fetus, Suffocation), and leave a comment.
In conjunction with the upcoming release The Conscious Sedation, Metal Blade Records has launched a landing page/MySpace
where fans can preorder the album by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.
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Hey Bloody-Disgusting readers! Jonny B. here letting you know that I’m gonna be at Rockstar Mayhem today at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkston, Michigan getting all sorts of badass content! If any of you are planning on showing up to the show, I’d love to get the chance to hang out! You can know my exact whereabouts by following me on Twitter HERE. See some of you there!
Winds of Plague are busy decimating the weak across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long while continuing to write material for their much anticipated new album. Be sure to head over now to the group’s revamped MySpace
page to access a slew of new photos and view their complete summer touring itinerary.
Jonny (vocals) checks in with the following Mayhem Fest report: “The first three shows on Mayhem have been mind blowing. It has been nothing but huge turn outs and absolutely insane shows. The Mayhem crowd definitely knows how to fuck shit up. From Oompa Loompas to Jager girls and everything in between, the Mayhem experience is one of a kind and I strongly suggest a fan of any kind of heavy music to make it out to a show. We have been pretty busy out here but have managed to continue working on new material and immediately following the tour will enter the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) to record our third release.
Winds of Plague acclaimed drumming sensation, Art Cruz, is currently a featured artist in Drum! Magazine’s latest issue on stands now and has partnered with their website to launch a series of in-depth instructional video lessons. Click HERE
to view these video lessons. While he isn’t destroying the skins, he is practicing his magic tricks, so check out his skills. It’s mind-blowing.
In conjunction with the upcoming release The Conscious Sedation from the extreme modern metal act SYSTEM DIVIDE, Metal Blade Records has launched a landing page where fans can go to check out music, album artwork, a teaser for the upcoming music video, and specially low priced preorder packages for the album. The first single, The Apex Doctrine, is currently streaming with two more tracks to come before the album is released on September 14.
The tireless and tour-hungry hardcore loyalists in LA’s Terror, spearheaded by the endless enthusiasm of frontman Scott Vogel, have returned with a vicious new chapter to their storied career. The much anticipated new album, Keepers of The Faith, is a worldwide call to the community and an attempt to hear back from the faithful on the front lines.
Keepers of The Faith is 13 new tracks produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory (A Day To Remember, H2O) at Buzzbomb Studios in Orange County, CA. It was engineered by Paul Miner (Death By Stereo, Adamantium) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed). Keepers of The Faith is set for an August 30th release throughout Europe and a September 14th throughout North America. Doom Patrol will also be issuing the album in Japan on September 1st. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/terror
to view their complete worldwide touring itinerary.
Vogel sums it all up, “This is the record we put everything we have into, from the music to the lyrics, the layout to the title and to the direct hand to hand street marketing approach, we are putting it all on the line. We took all the rules of what’s going on in the industry today and washed them from our minds. We wanted to capture those early days of hardcore. This is the record we were destined to make. This is Terror at its best and I’m so excited to get this out and start touring surrounding its energy and passion.”
Shadows Fall is adding even more amazing dates to their summer touring plans! Not only is Shadows Fall set to perform in several cities in South America this summer, they are also poised to appear with Chimaira at select pre-Mayhem Festival shows and one Mayhem Festival off-date, and will be joined by Winds of Plague on several Mayhem Festival off-dates. All tour dates are listed below.
Shadows Fall is eager to head out on the road with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. Shadows Fall will be performing on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Hatebreed, and off-date tour-mates Chimaira and Winds of Plague. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off in San Bernardino, CA on July 10th, and comes to an end in Oklahoma City, OK on August 14th of this year.
See inside for all upcoming Shadows Fall tour dates!
Shadows Fall is pleased to announce another amazing set of dates to add to their hectic touring schedule! Shadows Fall is set to perform in several cities in South America this summer. Dates currently released are listed below, and one more date is to be added to the run. “All of us in Shadows Fall are extremely excited about our first trip to South America,” states vocalist Brian Fair. “Traveling to new places and sharing our music with the fans is the best part about being in a band. I can’t wait to explore some new cities and throw down some serious metal onstage. We will see you this summer!!”
Lamb of God will celebrate their 15th anniversary as a band with the release of the Hourglass collections. Hourglass will be released in multiple formats, giving the band’s fans an opportunity to experience the music in compact disc, vinyl, and digital configurations. In addition, there will be 2 deluxe packages, including extra goodies and groundbreaking packaging.
Grammy-nominated Lamb of God is pleased to announce the inclusion of their unreleased track, “Hit the Wall”, in the brand new Iron Man 2 video game and trailer! The track is exclusive to the game. View a special behind-the-scenes video chronicling the making of “Hit the Wall”, featuring interviews and recording bits, at Sega’s YouTube page. READ MORE
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, are currently preparing for the next big North American touring onslaught, which kicks off with a massive run across Canada on April 28th with Goatwhore. This leads them directly into the much anticipated, big summer festival Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing alongside such major acts as Lamb of God, Rob Zombie and Hatebreed. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/3iob now to view their complete touring itinerary. The band will also be performing a series of off-dates with Lamb of God and Hatebreed (see after the jump).
3 Inches Of Blood have also teamed back up with acclaimed director Rick Podd (The Watcher, Hellraiser), who previously shot their “Battles and Brotherhood” video, to shoot a new clip for the track “Silent Killer.” The group’s latest album, Here Waits Thy Doom, is going to be reissued as a Mayhem Tour edition with four exclusive new tracks along with a bonus DVD featuring their video for “Battles and Brotherhood,” their performance on Fuel TV and more. Look for this new edition everywhere on June 29th.
WINDS OF PLAGUE just decimated the masses across North America on their headlining Never Say Die! Tour with Despised Icon, For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew. The group continues their tireless touring schedule this week heading out on another cross country trek as direct support to genre legends Fear Factory. Dirge Within and Periphery round out this stellar package, so be sure to visit www.myspace.com/windsofplague
to view their complete touring itinerary.
This touring onslaught is all capped off this summer with their performance on the much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing on the Jagermeister Stage alongside such major acts as Hatebreed, Chimaira and Shadows Fall. This is the band’s biggest North American touring opportunity yet and it also marks their first outdoor festival tour. Click on the link below to view a very candid interview with Johnny (vocals) as he discusses his excitement over touring with Fear Factory, bringing the intensity to Rockstar Mayhem and introducing the world to their new keyboard player Alana Potocnik.
WINDS OF PLAGUE are currently decimating the masses across North America headlining the Never Say Die! Tour with Despised Icon alongside For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew. The group’s continues their tireless touring schedule joining up in late March as direct support to genre legends Fear Factory with Dirge Within and Periphery. See below to view all tourdates. READ MORE
IN THIS MOMENT are extremely excited to be performing on this summer’s much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour playing on the Mayhem Festival Stage alongside Atreyu, Norma Jean and 3 Inches of Blood. This tour will mark the start of the group’s official, massive worldwide touring schedule for their new full-length album, which is set for a summer release. The group were also hailed by Alternative Press as “One of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2010.” Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/inthismoment to view their entire summer touring itinerary. READ MORE
Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots told Spin.com “we just finished the last two songs at my home studio, and we’re going through the editing process and getting everything sounding tasty. A gentleman by the name of Chris Lord-Alge, who actually mixed a song of ours back in early 2000 called ‘All in the Suit That You Wear’, will mix the new album.” The album is due out sometime this year.
TheGlobeAndMail.com caught up with Joe Perry and he had this to say about the future of Aerosmith, “Right now, we’re talking about getting another singer to fill in for Steven. I don’t know what’s going on with him, but as far as Aerosmith goes, we’re going to find somebody to sing.” He also added ” “I think it would make more sense, with a band like Aerosmith, to get somebody who the fans might recognize. There’s no sense going out there and being an Aerosmith clone band. In order for both parties to get something out of this, to move things along musically, it’s important to get somebody who’s a legitimate headliner on their own.”
Hatebreed has announced the first three shows of the Black Procession tour with Machine Head have been postponed due to frontman Jamey Jasta falling ill. These shows will be rescheduled for mid-April time. He had this to say on the matter “I feel terrible to have to miss these first 3 shows but I need this time to heal up to make sure I will be 100%.” READ MORE