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
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you the exclusive premiere for Dying Fetus and their “Second Skin” video! Directed by Jakob Arevarn, the video shows the mental and physical collapse of a child molester/murderer. As he descends into the depths of his own diseased mind, his body begins falling apart. Ultimately, he is faced with a creature that looks like something out of a Guillermo Del Toro film, and that’s when things get really insane. This video is not for the weakhearted, so take care when watching it! READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Anthrax recently announced the shocking news that lead guitarist Rob Caggiano had quit the band, just a month before a heavy touring schedule was set to begin. However, the band also stated that they would not be hosting auditions for a new lead guitarist. The reason for that is now obvious as it has been announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in as lead guitarist while the band tours over the next few months.
Scott Ian states, “Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper. I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13′s gonna be a good year.”
Donais adds, “I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of The Big Four, I’d be crazy to not want to play with them. Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band – Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed – who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”
You can see all tour dates that Donais will be on below. READ MORE
Next Tuesday, the 15th, we will proudly be premiering “Second Skin”, the new music video from Dying Fetus. The song comes from their latest album Reign Supreme (iTunes), which was released via Relapse Records. Full of terrifying images and horrific visions, it’s the perfect video for horror fans. And to get your appetites stirred and your stomachs rumbling, a teaser trailer for the music video has been released. You can watch the video below.
Dying Fetus will also be joining Hatebreed and Shadows Fall for a US tour. The full touring schedule is below.
Metalcore band Hatebreed have announced European and American tour dates for their upcoming album The Divinity Of Purpose, which comes out Jan. 29th, 2013 via Razor And Tie Records. Support will come from Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist. All tour dates can be seen below.
Guitarist Frank Novinec comments, “Don’t miss our first tour in support of our new album, The Divinity of Purpose. A variety of songs from our 6+ album career (new and old) and our trademark different set lists every night is what everyone can expect.” READ MORE
A demo version of metalcore band Killswitch Engage‘s song entitled “No End In Sight” has leaked onto the internet, resulting in the band performing the track live. It is the first track to feature original KSE vocalist Jesse Leach on front vocals since he left the band after the release of 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing (he did guest vocals on two tracks on 2004′s The End Of Heartache). The track is a rough demo and, according to Adam Dutkiewicz in an interview with Guitar World, “It’s actually the one tune that’s pretty different from the other stuff. Overall the rest of the album is a little faster, a little meaner, a little growlier — thrashy but with lots of clean parts. We’re going a little more extreme this time.” You can hear “No End In Sight” below.
The band is currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Nevermore). The as-of-yet untitled album will be released sometime in early 2013 via Roadrunner Records.
Metalcore band Hatebreed has announced a Jan. 29th, 2013 N. American release date for their upcoming album The Divinity Of Purpose. The album will come out Jan. 25th in Europe. The Divinity Of Purpose was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold). Wilbur also handled mixing duties on the new record.
Check out the awesome album artwork, which was done by Eliran Kantor, below. READ MORE
Killswitch Engage has announced a full tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their second album Alive Or Just Breathing. The band will be performing the album in its entirety on this tour as well as other, more recent hits. The tour will begin with the band headlining the California Metal Fest in on Nov. 24th in San Bernadino, CA and end almost a month later in Portland, ME.
Earlier this year, original singer Jesse Leach rejoined the band. “I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again. Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can’t wait to sing ‘Rise inside’ and ‘Just Barely Breathing’ among others. On top of it all, we have our good friends in Shadows Fall and Acaro joining us. This tour will be one we will all remember!”
Guitarist Joel Stroetzel states, “We’re all looking forward to this tour! It’s going to be a great time on all levels. Playing songs we haven’t played in many years, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing with Jesse now back in the band, and just hanging out with some great old friends — we’re psyched.”
Joining KsE on the tour will be Shadows Fall and Acaro. All tour dates are below. 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
It’s Thursday and it’s almost the weekend. Perhaps the days are dragging just a little too long for you and you need some inspiration to keep on trucking until the sweet glory of Saturday and Sunday descends upon you. Well, look no further, as Metal Injection has put together a fantastic little video of musicians and their on-stage accidental tumbles. My personal favorite is Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson who falls rather hard on his tuchus only to jam his legs into the air, spread eagle style.
You can get your laugh on below. But tell me, any of you see anything funny happen to a musician while you were at a concert? Tell me a few stories and I’ll share a few of mine! READ MORE
Hatebreed have confirmed that they are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009′s Hatebreed. The album will be self-produced by the band with co-production coming from Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).
When talking about the new songs, frontman Jamey Jasta said, “This album is so heavy, it’s irresponsible.”
The band is going to be embarking on a full European tour. All dates are listed below. READ MORE
Shadows Fall has a new album coming out this Tuesday (May 15th) entitled Fire From The Sky (preorder here) and we’ve got an exclusive first listen to the ninth track “Walk The Edge” below for you to hear! The album, which will be released by Razor & Tie, is produced by Adam Dutkiewicz, who produced their first album, Somber Eyes To The Sky.
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!
The untitled side project featuring Jeff Fultz (Seemless/Bass), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Guitar), Jon Donais (Shadows Fall/Guitar) and Derek Kerswill (Unearth/Drums). The group recently finished a 5 track demo and are on the prowl for a vocalist.
“We are looking for one crazy bastard with the energy, the drive, and the determination to take this thing to the next level,” says Matt Bachand. Jon Donais adds, “The vocalist we seek should be influenced by a variety of melodically based bands anywhere from Alice In Chains, Shinedown, and Aerosmith, to Skid Row and Pantera.” You must be serious about the position, and must be able to tour extensively. Demo submissions are currently being accepted. Submissions should include a bio and list of past experience, photo, audio and/or video performance, and any other information you would like the band to know.”
If you aren’t familiar with any of the bands mentioned please read past the link for some of their videos. Enjoy!
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!!”
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
Shadows Fall released their new video of their take on the classic Ozzy Osbourne track “Bark at the Moon”. Front man Brian Fair had the following to say about the “Bark At The Moon” video shoot, “Wow. Making the video for our version of “Bark At The Moon” was such a fun and bizarre experience. We attempted to re-create the vibe of the original with a very tongue in cheek angle. It’s not every day you get to dress up as a “dread-wolf” and channel you inner Ozzy. Plus, Jason’s mustache is destined to be a movie star. Hahaha.”
The band is currently on the road in the United States with Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid and 2 Cents. When their United States tour wraps up, the SHADS are headed north for their first ever headlining tour of Canada. If that’s not enough Massachusetts metal for you, the guys will be heading out on this summer’s incarnation of the RockStar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on the Jagermeister stage alongside Hatebreed, Chimaira, and Winds of Plague. Read on for a look at the video.
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