Prog-metal giants Dream Theater have personally invited prog/djent metal band Periphery to open up for them on two dates: Oct. 15th in Albany, NY and Oct. 16th in Philadelphia, PA. Dream Theater will be touring in support of their upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Yesterday, After The Burial debuted their video for Pendulum, which was shot at an all girls Catholic school (god I love those outfits…). Well, turns out one video just isn’t enough for these guys. Greedy bastards… Well, today the bring us a video for Your Troubles Will Cease And Fortune Will Smile Upon You. This, by the way, is one of many candidates for “Longest song title”.
After The Burial wanted to push some boundaries when the idea for filming a video for Pendulum came up. So what better way to do that than by filming it at an all-girls Catholic school? Kudos to you gentlemen for the brilliant idea. My eyes appreciated the outfits and my second brain took over for a few minutes. Not that a few minutes is my average time, haha. Oh no, it’s usually a few seconds!
Last year I was blown away by Australia’s Karnivool and their album Sound Awake. Their song New Day ended up getting my Song of the Year for 2010 and I still blast that album to this day. Well, this year brings me another Aussie band: Dead Letter Circus. Their debut album, This Is The Warning, has been out for over a year down under but is only just now getting a proper US release through Sumerian Records on July 26th. Produced by Forrester Savell, the same man who produced Sound Awake, there are obvious ways to connect the sound of Dead Letter Circus to Karnivool. But is This Is The Warning different enough to stand out on its own?
Okay, so most of you got pretty sick of me covering TesseracT, but what can I say? I love the guys! And you have to admit, they put out one hell of a release with One. Well, I’m back with another band that I’m prepared to plug nonstop: Dead Letter Circus. Seriously, these guys are amazing and I’m stoked to hear that they are going to be hitting the road in the US for the first time! They’ll be touring with Animals as Leaders, Intronaut, Last Chance To Reason, and Evan Brewer (bassist of Faceless). This is a tour that I will DEFINITELY be attending and so should you! The tour is in support of their upcoming album, This Is The Warning, which comes out in the US on July 26th. Check out the tour dates after the jump! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Frankie Palmeri, singer of metal band Emmure. The interview covers the new album, Speaker Of The Dead, the recent Atticus Metal Tour, and Frankie’s love of late 80′s/early 90′s horror. Check it all out after the jump.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Nick and Lech of tech-metal band As Blood Runs Black. The guys are currently on the Atticus Metal Tour III with Born of Osiris, Darkest Hour, and The Human Abstract. They also recently released their sophomore album, ‘Instinct‘. Check after the jump for the exclusive interview where they chat touring, the new album, horror and, probably most importantly, Playboy.
So, a new music supergroup is about to emerge on the music scene and I’m cautiously optimistic about their sound: T.R.A.M.. Featuring Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on sax, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, T.R.A.M. will be performing their first live show at SXSW, March 17th at Venue 222. Keep an eye out on the Official Facebook for info as well a song debut in the next few weeks.
Now, here’s why I’m cautious in my optimism: each of these members is absurdly talented and now their instrument inside and out. However, just because you know your instrument and can play technically amazing things doesn’t mean that you can make relatable music. Here’s hoping I’m wrong because if done right, this band could be something truly special and amazing. READ MORE
ANOTHER Bloody-Disgusting contest for all you awesome readers, because this is how much we love you guys. On the prize for today is a pair of tickets to see Asking Alexandria on the upcoming Reckless And Relentless Tour. However, it’s not just a pair of tickets to one stop. Oh no, we’ve got a pair of tickets for EVERY stop on the tour! So get to entering and make sure to tell your friends to maximize your chances. I mean, just look at that line-up! It’s definitely going to be one awesome show, so don’t miss your chance to win.
Bloody-Disgusting has an exclusive audio interview with Misha Mansoor, guitarist/programmer/producer of progressive metal/djent band Periphery. We chat about the upcoming tours with TesseracT and Monuments (The League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen Tour), and Fair To Midland with Scale The Summit, what the next Periphery release is going to be like and we even manage to sneak some possible exclusives out of Misha. What are they you might ask? Well, I guess you’ll just have to listen to the interview after the jump!
Progressive/djent metal band Periphery will be touring the US this March with Fair To Midland and Scale The Summit. I personally am really excited for this tour and will definitely be at the Flint, Michigan show. Their self-titled album from last year is an incredible album and is worth every penny, so go and buy it! Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming exclusive interview with guitarist Misha Mansoor in the near future.
Asking Alexandria has announced the ‘Reckless And Relentless’ US headlining tour with direct support coming from Emmure, Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace and Lower Than Atlantis. The tour is in support of the upcoming release of their next album, called (you guessed it) ‘Reckless And Relentless’, which has an April release. You can see the tour dates after the jump.
So, it’s just a few more days until 2011 and that means a whole year of new releases from some of your favorite bands. Well, we’ve got a partial list and we want to know what you’re looking forward to. Check after the jump to see partial lists from Century Media Records, Sumerian Records, and Metal Blade Records. Keep in mind that release dates shift, new bands are added to the roster, and other quirky last minute things crop up. And if you’re interested, I’ll be marking several albums that I’m really excited for.
It seems lately that the big craze now is 7 or 8 string guitars: The lower the tuning, the more brutal the music. At least, that’s what bands think. More often than not, poor tones and generic songwriting plague what could otherwise be an interesting use of extended range instruments. After The Burial (interview here) tout their dual wielding 8 string guitarists as a huge part of their appeal. So does it help them or hinder them on their latest endeavor, ‘In Dreams’? Check out after the jump.
Bloody Disgusting has just scored an exclusive audio interview with Trent Hafdahl, guitarist of After The Burial. The interview goes over the new album ‘In Dreams’, Thanksgiving plans, the upcoming December Decimation tour and some of Trent’s favorite horror movies. Check after the jump for this exclusive audio interview.
‘In Dreams’ comes out this Tuesday courtesy of Sumerian Records. READ MORE
Periphery has announced a contest for all you audio techs and DJ’s out there: Remix their song ‘Icarus Lives’ and it might just appear on their upcoming EP, Icarus Lives!, which is scheduled to be released in early 2011. Here is what guitarist Misha Mansoor has said about this contest: ”Hey guys, since all of us in PERIPHERY are such huge electronic music fans, we came up with a fun idea. We want to do a remix contest for our song ‘Icarus Lives!’ just to see what all you talented folk out there could do with it. We will give you just the vocals and let you go to town on it, be it a trance, house, dubstep, electronica, glitch, drum & bass or whatever your flavor is remix. Make it as crazy or as true to the original as you want, or anything in between, we want to hear what you guys can do, but originality and creativity are always well appreciated. The best part is that the winner’s song will be on our upcoming EP that is due early next year. Have at it.”
Detroit, Michigan band I See Stars has released a video for ‘The Common Hours’ exclusively on Alternative Press (but of course you can see it below). Now, after watching the video, can my Michigan readers confirm to me that the video was shot in the Crofoot in Pontiac? I’m 99% sure it was shot there. Anyway, this video and track are off the first album, ’3-D’, but the band will be entering the studio this Monday to being their follow-up album, as of yet untitled. The band will be taking a short break from recording to do a tour with We The Kings followed by a Nov. tour with Forever The Sickest Kids and Runner Runner. You can check out the tour dates HERE.
After The Burial has teamed up with MetalSucks to present a new track off of their upcoming album, ‘In Dreams’, which is set for release on Nov. 23rd. The track, ‘Bread Crumbs and White Stones’, can be heard now HERE. The band will be promoting ‘In Dreams’ on the December Decimation Tour alongside Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body (tour dates HERE).
One of my favorite metal bands of the past few years is Daath. I spun ‘The Concealers’ more times than I can count throughout late last year and the beginning of this year. Their track, ‘Wilting On The Vine’ still gets my blood boiling every time I hear it. So that’s why I’m excited to see that they are up to some really big plans for the rest of the year, including a new, self-titled album coming out on Oct. 25th.