Now that Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe has been cleared of all charges in the Prague manslaughter trial, the band has announced a full run of N. American tour dates that will see them touring throughout the US as well as a date in Canada. Support will come from Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10th at which point The Acacia Strain will take over. The band will be touring in support of their early 2012 release Resolution (review). All tour dates can be found below.
The band has also announced that they will be putting on the “Metal On the Mountain” retreat on July 15th through 19th. Held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, the weeklong retreat (limited to 170 fans) will feature guitar and drum clinics, songwriting sessions, competitions, jam sessions, and a full band concert on the final night. There will also be lessons on how to mix a live show, and much more. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Hardcore band Vanna has announced that they will be releasing a new album The Few And The Far Between on Mar. 13th via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The album is available for pre-order here. You can listen to their new song “Year Of The Rat” below.
The band will also be embarking on a tour alongside Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Hundreth, and No Bragging Rights. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Yesterday, we reported that The Acacia Strain were forced to drop off their current tour with Veil Of Maya due to a serious van accident. It was said that crew and band members needed to go to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. However, that was all that we heard.
Now, the band has released an image of the van post-accident and it’s nothing short of terrifying. The van has flipped over onto its top, the front end crushed in, and the trailer torn open like a can of tuna. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have been in the van at the time of the accident. I’m quite honestly amazed that there were no serious injuries. As awful a situation as they are in, luck was with them.
Head below to check out the image. READ MORE
Rise Records artist The Acacia Strain have been forced to leave their co-headlining tour with Veil Of Maya due to what is being described as “a serious van accident”. Members of the band and crew are being treated for minor injuries. The band was touring in support of their latest album Death Is The Only Mortal (iTunes), which came out in early October.
Front man Vincent Bennett commented, “Canceling tour dates is something we hate doing but we will make it up to all of you. We are all very grateful to be alive and will see you in the New Year.”
We wish all those involved a speedy recovery! Did you get to see them before the accident? READ MORE
Christian metal band Impending Doom have announced several headlining dates this July. Support will come from Within The Ruins, Moltov Solution, Erra, and To Each His Own. The tour stretches from Arkansas along the south and south west into New Mexico. Check below for tour dates.
Impending Doom will also join the second half of the Scream Like You Mean It tour, which features Attack Attack!, We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, and many more acts. More details can be found here.
Impending Doom recently released their fourth full-length album Baptized In Filth (iTunes). READ MORE
We promised it and now we’re delivering! Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Terror‘s You’re Caught! Extreme and violent, it’s probably safest NOT to watch this at work (or whatever other “safe” environment you’re in), especially considering the video and it’s content! Here’s the lesson: respect the people you work with and your superiors, otherwise you just might get F-ed in the A. With a bullet.
This video will be included on the new DVD Defending The Faith, which will be included in the CD/DVD reissue of Keepers Of The Faith, their latest album, which will be out November 1st.
Check out the exclusive video after the jump and make sure to check out the tour dates for the upcoming God Damn tour, which features The Acacia Strain, Terror, Stray From The Path, and Harms Way.
I dont care what anyone says, if you’ve just been broken up with, you are not a happy person. And pretty much nothing about you is happy for the next few weeks, or months, or (hopefully not) years. First things first, let’s listen to some good ole’ break-up jams. Then we’ll get back to the sobbing, bitching, and late night text messages. Try to keep it together while I list my top 10 post-break-up songs. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting Music and Metal Blade Records have teamed up to bring you another badass contest! In support of the upcoming ‘Welcome To Hell Tour’, Whitechapel are giving away an autographed guitar, a sick looking t-shirt AND an official Metal Blade lanyard complete with bottle opener (for all you boozers). All details on how to enter are after the jump.
Whitechapel are still touring in support of their latest album, ‘A New Era Of Corruption’ and have just announced plans for even more shows. Come this February, the band will be doing a headlining tour of N. America. Supporting acts will come from The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I Declare War. Check after the jump for tour dates and let us know which show you’ll be going to.
Canadian metal act Despised Icon have decided to throw in the towel and disband. However, instead of canceling their world tour plans, they decided to stick it out, giving fans a last opportunity to see them perform. Here are some words from Alex Erian:
“It’’s been a while already since we made THE announcement and I know some of you are probably saying ‘WTF, these guys still aren’t done yet?!’ Well, instead of canceling the tours we had in the works at the time, we figured it’’d be a good opportunity to play in our favourite cities, tour in a few countries we had never visited before and rock out with you guys for the last time.
“After touring in 24 countries in the last 6 months, we’’re finally back home and getting ready to play our last Quebec and Ontario shows next week. This final world tour was simply amazing and since this is the last time we check-in with you guys, I just want to sincerely thank you all once again for all your help and support. We’’ve had some good fucking times together!
“For those who were planning on coming to our final Montreal shows, we have a few surprises for you. The original Despised Icon line-up (2002-2006) will make its appearance and play a few songs from the first 2 albums! We’re also happy to announce that our brothers in Ion Dissonance and Beneath The Massacre will be supporting their new records for the first time at home and ABACABB will also be playing one of their last shows ever with us. Our homies in The Acacia Strain, Oceano and Mychildren Mybride will also be part of the event. It’s gonna be epic. Bandeapart.ca will film and host the entire last set on their website for free so make sure you demonstrate how we do things in MTL! See you soon!”
AOL Radio today features “The Pieces Fall,” the first single from Boston-based rock duo Tangents as part of their free weekly “DownloadTuesday” series. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, One Little Light Year, set for nationwide release on October 26.
Tangents is not what most will expect musically from drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth/Seemless) and Dave Witham (Of the Hour/Flat-12). Kerswill’s musical diversity and rhythmic approach provides a solid foundation for the album, propelling the tracks forward with great intensity. Add to it the lush and organic sound of vocalist/guitarist Dave Witham and Tangents soars in the vein of Jeff Buckley, As Tall As Lions, even Radiohead. Witham’s magnificent voice rises over a spiraling sonic backdrop with dazzling control and splendor. The album’s ambitious songwriting creates the catchiest music either musician has released to date.
The Contortionist’s brand new Good Fight Music debut, Exoplanet, is in stores today! Also, the band is pleased to announce exciting news about their upcoming fall touring season! The Contortionist will hit the road with War Of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, and Legend from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with The Acacia Strain, Terror, The Red Chord, and Gaza from October 29th through November 20th! See below for all current tour dates, and make sure to catch The Contortionist ripping up a stage near you!
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Make way for the COOL TOUR Download Pack! The package is full of amazing merchandise and goodies, all of which are listed below! Make sure to head over to the COOL TOUR Facebook page to grab the free pack! Check after the jump for all the details!
Don’t forget to enter our exclusive contest HERE
! You could win a pair of tickets to the Cool Tour date that is closest to you as well as the chance to win an Ibanez Guitar.
Since their formation in late 2004, Brighton, England quintet Architects UK have been on a continual ascendancy from the depths of the UK’s metal and hardcore underground to leaders of the scene. The band makes their much anticipated return to North America as part of the “Cool Tour,” which features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall, The Acacia Strain, Cancer Bats and War of Ages. This massive, must see touring package kicks off on July 12th and runs through August 1st so be sure to visit www.myspace.com/architectsuk
to view their complete touring itinerary.
Sam Carter (vocals) further states, “The ‘Cool Tour’ is going to be fucking awesome! I can’t remember the last time I saw a touring package with a line up this crazy so it’s an honor to be a part of it. All the bands are awesome and are totally doing their own thing. So many packages these days put together four or five bands that all sound exactly the same. To find eight bands that all have their own sound and put them together is amazing. Every day is going to be a party for sure so we hope to see you all soon.”
Architects UK just wrapped up the recording process for their new effort with renowned producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and look for that to be released early next year. In the meantime, a special reissue of the group’s past two albums, Ruin and Hollow Crown, are going to be made available together on one low priced disc for their upcoming tour, so be sure to pick it up while they are available as these are sure to go fast.
San Diego’s Grammy®-nominated group As I Lay Dying are pleased to release their first production video from the band’s latest release The Powerless Rise, which just hit streets on May 11. As I Lay Dying chose the song “Parallels” for the band’s first music video off their new album, which was shot in Pittsburgh, PA on May 18 with director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye
with animation handled by Mike Milyavsky & David Brodsky. Fans can view the video HERE
In other news: As I Lay Dying’s The Powerless Rise, which debuted at #10, has now spent the last 4 weeks in Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Charts coming in at #67! This achievement marks yet another major feat for the metal band that refuses to compromise their sound to conform to the mainstream as they continue to deliver heavy and melodic music to their fans around the world.
On July 12, As I Lay Dying will launch the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The nationwide trek will launch this summer on July 12 in Orlando and wrap up in San Francisco on August 1. For pre-sale tickets and more information, visit: www.cooltour10.com
Massachusetts metal act The Acacia Strain have announced they are finished up with their album and are planing on releasing it July 20th in North America and August 2nd in Europe. The untitled full length will be released through Prosthetic Records.
The band is also running a contest through Twitter to guess the title of their new album. Each day at noon EST, the band will post one letter of the album title. The first fan who can properly guess the title, will win a T shirt. Follow the band at twitter.com/theacaciastrain
If you haven’t heard The Acacia Strain before read past the break for a live version of “Dr. Doom” off of their live DVD “The Most Known Unknown”
AS I LAY DYING’s new album THE POWERLESS RISE (out May 11 on Metal Blade) is now streaming live on their MySpace page HERE
. From today at 12:00pm PST through Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm PST the entire 11-song disc including the furious new single “Parallels” will be unlocked and streaming live. The group will be featured act on the MySpace front page and music pages through May 11.
While AS I LAY DYING cross the U.S. on their headlining tour with Demon Hunter, blessthefall and War Of Ages, the group have announced a day-of-release in-store at Rolling Stones Music (7300 W. Irving Pk. Rd. Norridge, IL 60706). The in-store signing will begin at 3:30 PM sharp and continue until before the band’s headlining show later that night at the House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL).
2010 witnesses the inaugural year of Cool Tour, in association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician’s Institute College of Contemporary Music, and features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. Cool Tour is brought to you by Ibanez, Ding, Alternative Press, altpress.com, Invisible Children, Facedown Records, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, Live Nation, The Agency Group and Good Fight Entertainment.
Knoxville, Tennessee’s Whitechapel have just released the new track ‘The Darkest Day of Man,’ off of the bands 3rd full-length release (second for Metal Blade), A New Era of Corruption due out June 8th. “The first single we have released from the new album A New Era of Corruption is titled ‘The Darkest Day of Man’ (which can be heard HERE). We played it live during our overseas touring at the beginning of this year in Australia and the UK and were getting a great response from the crowd for it. I feel this song perfectly demonstrates how we have progressed as a band musically and in our song writing, but have not stepped away from our signature Whitechapel sound,” comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade.