Fear Factory announced yesterday that the 2012 Shockwave Festival, which saw support from such acts as Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, and more, was fully and entirely cancelled. The reason? A combination of poor advance ticket sales and the fact that Voivod dropped off the tour was enough for promoters to pull the plug on the entire festival a mere two days before the start.
Fear Factory commented, “We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this Summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headline dates in August.”
The website for the Shockwave Festival shows only a single page with an explanation, apology, and refund information.
Below are some thoughts on why this tour didn’t make it. READ MORE
Fear Factory posted a tour ad mat on their Facebook that shows they will be headlining the 2012 Shockwave Tour, which will also feature Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged In Flame. The tour will begin July 6th in Seattle and end August 4th in Hollywood. Check below for the poster with all tour dates.
Personally, I’d go for Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, and Vildhjarta. That being said, 11 badass bands is gonna make for one hell of a festival! READ MORE
I could’ve sworn I did an ‘OMFG Of The Day’ to this last year. But after doing some digging, it looks like I was an idiot when this was released and passed it over. Well not again! This gem of a video popped up on Today’s Big Thing and I plan on sharing it’s joy with you all!
After the jump you can watch a video of a little kid interviewing members of Arsis, Revocation, Misery Index, Fear Factory, and Carnifex by asking the question that most parents dread: “Where do babies come from?” If you ever wanted to feel a little uncomfortable, just wait for Burton C. Bell’s explanation. I’m 27 and it still made me feel awkward. But informed. I am now aware of where babies come from.
I know you European readers sometimes feel left out when it comes to tour news and contests. Don’t think that I don’t keep you in mind. Rather, I want to provide you with news of AWESOME events that’ll make you soil your undergarments. See? I really do love you!
Starting in early February of 2012, you Europeans can look forward to the Full Of Hate Tour, which is headlined by Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth and also features Misery Index, Legions Of The Damned, Suicidal Angels, and a special to-be-announced guest. You can check out the tour dates after the jump.
Alright, so we tried this once and NONE of the people contacted as winners answered back! So, we’re offering you readers another chance to win this absurdly awesome guitar from metal band Job For A Cowboy, who are about to hit the road on a US headlining tour with direct support from Skeletonwitch, Misery Index, and Trap Them. If you check after the jump, you’ll find all the tour dates, details on the guitar and instructions on how to enter.
Iconic Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made the video clip for the song “Push The Venom” available for viewing. The track comes off their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After the crazy videos we did with EX DEO it was only natural for us to upgrade the KATAKLYSM visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your
enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super happy with it
and hopefully you guys dig it too. See you on tour!”
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm have made their new album Heaven’s Venom available for streaming in it’s entirety on their Myspace page
. Heaven’s Venom will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
Kataklysm recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Deathstars, Ex Deo) in Belgrade, Serbia.
Brutally intense, unrelenting and outright savage were just a few ways the metal community described Montreal’s hottest export Despised Icon as any of their live shows are a true lesson in violence. After four, full-length albums backed with an unrelenting worldwide touring schedule the band has decided to call it a day and wrap up a stellar career with a final U.S. and Canadian trek this fall. Be sure to stay tuned to www.myspace.com/despisedicon
to view all upcoming tour dates as they are posted in the coming weeks.
Alex Erian (vocals) further states: “It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with you guys. We’re currently enjoying our first summer at home in over six years and it feels pretty damn good. However, we did receive amazing news a few days ago. Our last North American run is almost completely booked. We’ll be touring most of the U.S. and Canada in September and October with our friends in Misery Index, Revocation and The Last Felony. We’re stoked to have three of our favorite death metal bands on board with us for the final tour and urge you guys to check them out if you haven’t already. Stay tuned as dates are coming soon.”
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm
have uploaded a new track, ‘Determined (Vows of Vengence) onto their Official MySpace
page. The track is taken from ‘Heaven’s Venom’, their upcoming album due August 24th in North America.
Recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity), the album promises to be quite the ass kicker!
Therion has announced that they have parted ways with their vocalist, Snowy Shaw. If you check after the jump, you can read the official band statement regarding the situation.
Also, after the jump, you can read all about the new Cattle Decapitation tour!
Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will commence shooting a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” next July with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Deathstars, Ex Deo) in Belgrade, Serbia. The track comes from their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
“It wasn’t a hard decision for us to choose who will do the next KATAKLYSM video. As some of you know we’ve released some of the craziest videos lately with our other band Ex Deo. So we decided to give KATAKLYSM a visual masterpiece as well and hire Ivan Colic once again to direct and produce the new clip for the song ‘Push The Venom’. It’s a hard hitting track with lots of anger and power and I’m positive Ivan will give it justice. We will shoot the video right after completing the Ex Deo tour in Europe in mid July, so stand by for its premier in August!” READ MORE
Lambgoat reports: “Misery Index has written roughly nine tracks for their fourth full-length. On January 2nd the band will enter Wrightway Studios in Baltimore, Maryland to begin tracking. According to the group, “These are the guys that mixed and mastered ‘Traitors,’ so we are excited to do the entire project there this time around.”
In related news, Misery Index has issued an update regarding their forthcoming discography release:
“We are pleased to announce, at long last, our discography collection of splits and EPS, entitled ‘Pulling Out The Nails’ (after the first song the band wrote). It will feature 30 tracks, and include ALL non-album material from 2001-2008, including the Overthrow and Dissent EPs, as well as the splits with Structure of Lies, Commit Suicide, Mumakil, and Bathtub Shitter, the Hang em’ High 7″, live tracks, bonus covers etc. The compilation was remastered by Scott Hull this year, and will be available in January on CD through our own Anarchos Records imprint, and on double vinyl through Power It Up (Germany) soon after. This CD will also include an extensive 24 page booklet of details, notes, pictures, and an all-time list of all the shows we have performed. We hope its the final representation of the various incarnations of the band in the past 8 years.”
If anything I’m excited to see the new cover art, this band always delivers some of the coolest artwork and merch I’ve seen in a while. Check some of it out on their myspace page. READ MORE