UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria has set the title of their 3rd record from Sumerian Records as From Death To Destiny and say that it will be released August 6th. Hailed as a “rock” record, the band has released the first single “The Death Of Me” earlier this Spring. It can be heard below.
Tour dates and album pre-order bundles will be launched in the coming weeks. 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
Prog/jazz fusion metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a fantastic music video for “When I Lost My Bet”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer (out May 14th via Sumerian Records). The highly stylized, chaotic, frenzied video is full of blood and gore and is what I would imagine Jan Švankmajer’s films would look like were he a bit more macabre. While I’m not a fan of the band, I was definitely hooked by the video and highly recommend giving it a watch below.
TDEP is currently on tour with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. All tour dates are 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
Progressive metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a six and a half minute video that features samples from all of the tracks from their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer, which comes out May 14th via Sumerian Records. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). You can listen to the samples below. READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria has premiered a new song entitled “The Death Of Me”. The song comes from their upcoming album From Death To Destiny, which will be released this summer via Sumerian Records. You can listen to the song below.
Asking Alexandria has also announced a US headlining tour this spring with support coming from Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Math metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has released a new song entitled “Prancer”, which comes off their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer (out May 14th via Sumerian Records). The song is also available for purchase on iTunes. The song is below along with the lyrics.
You can pre-order One Of Us Is The Killer here READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria has announced a US headlining tour this Spring with support coming from Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen. This tour will be in support of Asking Alexandria’s upcoming third studio album, which is the followup to 2011′s Reckless & Relentess.
Guitarist Ben Bruce comments, “America, how have you been? Good? Yup thought so, me too! Well, as promised, we are back and we are better than ever. With our third studio album looming dangerously near we thought we should do a tour for you lot. An aggressive, heavy as fuck and balls to the wall tour to get you all ready for our new album. We shall be releasing some new material leading up to the tour and we shall be playing this new material for you all to enjoy live as well. ‘The Don’t Pray For Me Tour’ is our first U.S. tour of the year and fuck it feel good to be back. We have a great support line up and will be tying in the headlining dates with some amazing festival appearances. America, get fucking ready, lets start the new year with a HUGE fucking bang. Can’t wait to see you all.”
The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album, One Of Us Is The Killer, this May. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). The album cover has been revealed and can be seen below.
The band also has several tour dates confirmed, which you can see below. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. READ MORE
Progressive metal band Periphery have just announced via their Facebook that they have been confirmed as the direct support for Deftones on their upcoming Spring tour. The full touring schedule can be seen below (curse you for not coming closer to Detroit!).
Guitarist Misha Mansoor states, “Deftones have been one of my favorite bands of all time since I discovered them when I was about 14 or so. That was around when I first started playing drums and guitar, and they were such a huge influence on my approach to music, writing and even the kinds of tones and sounds I was after. What is even more amazing is that in the 14 years since, they have consistently put out some of my favorite albums of all time, with Koi No Yokan being no exception to that. I can’t even put into words how excited I am that Periphery is going to be touring with them in March. This is a bucket list tour for me.”
Drummer Matt Halpern adds, “We couldn’t be more excited to be direct support for the Deftones. As a band, they have inspired each one of us and it’s truly an honor to be able to share the stage with them. We can’t wait to get back out and see our current fans and hopefully make some new ones with on of our absolute favorite bands!”
Both bands will be touring in support of albums released in 2012. Deftones will be supporting Koi No Yokan (review) and Periphery will be supporting Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review). READ MORE
Even though they released Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review), Periphery are not resting on their laurels. In fact, the boys are already working on their third full length studio effort. To give fans a taste of the new material, guitarist/producer Misha Mansoor has uploaded a short video clip from inside the studio. In the video, singer Spencer Sotelo introduces the short clip, which lasts less than 40 seconds. Listen below and lend your thoughts! READ MORE
I See Stars is entering 2013 with their fists swinging and their feet running by announcing ‘The Filth February Pt. 1′ US headlining tour. Support will come from For All Those Sleeping, Get Scared, At The Skylines, and Upon This Dawning.
Devin Oliver states: “We are so stoked for this tour and feel this is an extremely impressive line-up offering a lot to the fans for a low price. We are going to break out one of our longest sets yet and there could even be a few surprises. We can’t wait to see you all in Feb and be sure to come party with us. It’s going to be a rager for sure.”
You can see the full touring schedule below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Javier Reyes (TRAM, Animals As Leaders) regarding his Mestis project and the Basal Ganglia EP, which was released Nov. 27th via Sumerian Records (order here or on iTunes). Check out this exclusive interview below.
The EP features Reyes on guitar, bass, production and mixing duties, Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) handling drum programming, Hector Barez (Calle 13, Bio Ritmo) on percussion and David Stout (Marvin Gaye, Juan Gabriel, Smokey Robinson) on the trombone. READ MORE
Ukrainian/American screamo band Make Me Famous has removed singer Denis Shaforostov from the group and will embark on a farewell tour for the last time under their current band name. The remaining four members also released a video explaining the situation and state that they will continue their musical endeavors under a different band name (as-of-yet-unreleased) and under the same business/management team.
A full statement from the band can be seen below as well as a statement from the group’s record label, Sumerian Records. READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria are about to embark on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, and Attila. Suicide Silence was supposed to also be on the bill but the passing of singer Mitch Lucker has obviously required that band to pull off of the tour. Now, Sumerian Records label mates I See Stars have been added to the bill. They will be playing between Attila and Memphis May Fire. Tour dates and ticket information can be found here.
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce states, “First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who’s love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming ‘Outbreak’ Tour. Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch’s daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.
“Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who’s love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene. It’s time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch- from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one’s for you. We love you. Cheers” READ MORE
Ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci has put together a video (that was shot at the Sumerian Records offices) calling out Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke (who used to be the singer of Escape The Fate) for his incredibly egomaniacal attitude that includes kicking support act I See Stars off of the “The Thug In Me Is You Tour”, throwing fans out of venues for simply wearing t-shirts or chanting “I See Stars!”, and, perhaps the most idiotic, throwing microphone stands into the audience at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ, causing physical harm to several fans AND banning all future metal shows from ever playing that venue again. Below is the video that includes fan interviews, news coverage, and footage of Radke being an egotistical prick. Also below are statements from I See Stars and Ronnie Radke. READ MORE
Alright, so starting today, I figure that every once in a while I’ll record a video of me doing something that I think makes a difficult task just a bit easier. This isn’t going to be a scheduled series or anything like that. This is just going to be one of those situations where something pops into my head and I figure, “You know what? I want to share this with the readers so that their life is made better.”
To kick things off, I wanted to show you a trick that I learned on how to remove those really pesky stickers that are on the top of CD jewel cases. Check out this video below to see me open up Testament‘s Dark Roots Of Earth the irritating way and then Born Of Osiris‘ The Discovery MY way. Hope you enjoy! READ MORE
Yes, that’s a groan-worthy headline and I’m aware of it. However, I don’t care because I have a very simply sense of humor and I’m still chuckling.
Warren, MI electronic hard rock band I See Stars was arrested on August 30th by Saline police for “possession & intent to use hallucinogenic drugs”. While no official statement has been released, vocalist Devin Oliver tweeted a bit about the event. The band mugshots can also be seen here.
Maybe I’m one of the weird ones but I figure a band that is signed, popular, and touring should try to avoid getting in trouble. After all, this is their livelihood. This is how they make a living.
Today sees new music videos from both 10 Years and Periphery. From 10 Years, we’ve got a video for their song “Knives”, which comes off their upcoming album Minus The Machine (out July 31st). The video shows the life of the guys on the road, from the shenanigans they get into on the tour bus to their eating habits at radio stations to their energy during live performances.
The second video is Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”, which comes off their sophomore album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (out tomorrow). The video is a highly stylized, CGI-heavy mix of band performance takes (complete with a microphone flying at the viewer) and what appears to be a gigantic version of the mechanical creature from Thor. All in all, it looks almost more like a video game than a music video. Make sure to check out our review here.
You can watch both videos below. READ MORE
Periphery is one of those bands that exploded upon arrival. Fast, melodic, engaging, and outrageous amounts of fun, they have amassed a strong following that grows with each passing moment. Formed in 2005, their self-titled debut album came out in 2010 to much acclaim. Now, two years later, their second album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, is set for release. But has the group managed to maintain that same irresistible blend of intensity and melody that their debut held or have they lost their touch? READ MORE
Alright Periphery fans, here you go! The band has uploaded their entire new album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, to YouTube as one uncut track. While I would normally be somewhat irritated by this (I like to know when a track ends and another begins), this is the type of album where it actually works really well. Having already listened to the album several times (clarification: legally obtained review copy), I do recommend that you check it out. Just load up the video, put on some headphones, and ease back.
The new album comes out July 3rd via Sumerian Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes.
Periphery have released “Make Total Destroy”, the first single from their upcoming album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. The album, set for release on July 3rd via Sumerian Records, features guest solos from Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), and Wes Hauch (The Faceless). You can hear the new single below.
Pre-orders are available here. READ MORE
Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes (pictured above) appears to have been unlawfully arrested in Boston after leaving a venue where they had just performed. It seems that Reyes, along with a group of friends and his band members, were walking along the street when a police officer shoved one of Reyes’ friends, turned him around and proceeded to handcuff him. Reyes pulled out his cell phone and stated that he was recording this event. This set off a chain of events that you can read below in an eyewitness description.
Not only have fans gathered in an online petition to have all charges dropped but the music world has joined in as well. Bands such as Cephalic Carnage, Job For A Cowboy, Born Of Osiris, Whitechapel, and more have posted the link to the online petition, urging their fans to sign and let their voices be heard. If you wish to sign, here is the link. READ MORE
Prog/djent metal band Periphery have released a video teaser for their upcoming album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Due for release on July 3rd via Sumerian Records, the album will see Periphery expanding their combination of brutal tech metal with beautiful progressive elements. The album also features guest solos from Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), and Wes Hauch (The Faceless). Pre-orders are available here.
Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: “We are very happy to announce the full track listing [see below] and show you guys the artwork for our sophomore release. We put so much hard work and time into this album and we thank all of you for your continued support and patience. The album clocks in at sixty-nine minutes exactly and has tons of brand new material, so I assure you it is well worth the wait. Make sure to keep on the lookout for the first track which we will be releasing in the coming weeks.”
The band will be performing on the Summer Slaughter tour this July/August. Tour dates can be found on Periphery’s Facebook. READ MORE