Metal Blade Records band Unearth has announced that they will be supporting Whitechapel, and Emmure with additional support coming from Obey The Brave, and The Plot In You. The tour will begin Jan. 8th, 2013 in Knoxville, TN and will end Feb. 11th in New York City, NY. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps says, “John “Slo” Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013.
“Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour.”
DeVries added, “I couldn’t be more excited to be filling in on bass for my long time friends in Unearth on the upcoming Brothers Of Brutality Tour. They are like family to me and I’m extremely happy to step up to the plate for my good buddy Slo! READ MORE
Ice Nine Kills, who proclaim “we are the musical equivalent of a horror movie“, have released a lyric video for “The Coffin Is Moving”, which comes off their upcoming 5-track EP. You can check out the video below.
The band spent the summer on the road with Suicide Silence and Unearth for the All Stars Tour, just finished touring with We Came As Romans and Attila, and we are about to head out with Like Moths To Flames. READ MORE
Starting on Thursday, Born Of Osiris will be hitting the road with Unearth for the month of November. Support will also come from The Contortionist, Obey The Brave, and Wolves At The Gate. Then, in February, the band will be touring Europe with After The Burial, Monuments, and The Haarp Machine.
However, the band is not only content hitting the road. They’ve also announced that they are close to completing the songwriting process for their follow-up to The Discovery and will enter the studio in the spring with Nick Sampson (I Am Abomination) to track the new effort.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “I would say the direction of this album is along the lines of The Discovery, but definitely a lot heavier and a lot more focused when it comes to song structure. We’re trying to give each song a powerful, thematic feel. This next record takes all of the best aspects of The Discovery and develops the ideas even further. We already have so much material that we plan on revising and refining over the next few months. While we do that we will still continue to write more and in the end I think we’ll pick the strongest 10-12 songs so we can drop the best BORN OF OSIRIS record to date.”
Read on for more from Lee as well as the full touring schedule. 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
Today brings the last article covering the Detroit (well, actually Clarkston), Michigan stop on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. What we’ve got here is your one-stop article for all the coverage, including links to interviews AND some amazing live photos of each band that played on August 6th. If you were at the show, you might be able to spot yourself in the crowd in some of the shots! Warning: This page will take a little while to load.
Did you know that Trevor Phipps, singer of Unearth, is a huge horror fan? I mean a HUGE horror fan! This guy loves watching horror movies like there is no tomorrow! So, after the jump, you can check out an exclusive interview where I caught up with Trevor at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest 2011 to chat solely about his love of horror.
Rockstar Energy Drink has announced the tour dates as well as this year’s line up for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All the info is past the break and you all should be pretty excited with the line up this year. Who are you excited to see?
Bloody Disgusting has scored the exclusive album artwork premiere for DevilDriver’s upcoming album, ‘Beast’, which is slated for a release date of Feb. 21st, 2011. The album is going to be mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Opeth, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Unearth, Cradle of Filth). Make sure to also check out our exclusive interview with singer Dez Fafara HERE.
You can check out the exclusive artwork premiere after the jump!
Tangents has teamed with AOL Radio to host a full album stream of their album, ‘One Little Light Year’. Tangents is Derek Kerswill (Ex-Unearth/Seemless) and Dave Witham (Of The Hour/Flat-12). Kerswill and Witham both say that some of their biggest influences with this album were Radiohead, Muse, Fiona Apple, Yes, Led Zeppelin, and many more. You can check out the album stream 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).
‘In Dreams’, the new album from Minnesota metal band After The Burial, is set for release on Nov. 23rd. In anticipation of this impending date, the band has released the official artwork for ‘In Dreams’, which you can now see below. Also, to support the release of the new album, After The Burial will be embarking on the December Decimation tour alongside Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. You can check out our article with all the details for the December Decimation tour HERE.
Described as a mix between Meshuggah and Unearth, After The Burial are prepared to bring one hell of a show during this upcoming tour. You can check them out on their Official MySpace.
All That Remains has just premiered the video for their massive new single “Hold On” exclusively on MySpace Music. The clip, helmed by Ramon Boutviseth (Trivium, Dream Theatre), features a narrative involving a variety of characters dealing with internal struggles and their inability to change their fate as their world crumbles down around them, both figuratively and literally. The force behind the destruction is the manifestation of their dark emotions, which All That Remains embodies as they unleash an epic performance in a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland.
“Hold On” is the first single for ATR’s new album For We Are Many, one of the most highly anticipated metal albums of 2010, coming out through Prosthetic Records / Razor & Tie on October 12th. The album hits the same day the band heads out on a month-long U.S. headlining tour with support from Asking Alexandria, Unearth, Born Of Osiris, & And She Whispered. Decibel Magazine called the album, “Proof that neck-snapping tempos, thoughtful soloing and a catchy chorus or three can co-exist,” while Outburn Magazine remarked, “If there was ever any question as to whether All That Remains deserved to be considered among the melodic metalcore elite, For We Are Many will dispel any lingering doubts once and for all.”
The album can preordered now via Prosthetic Records. An exclusive version of it is available for pre-order on iTunes which includes a bonus track available, and an instant download of “Hold On”.
In conjunction with the upcoming debut full-length release from SYSTEM DIVIDE, The Conscious Sedation, Metal Blade Records has teamed up with BlankTV to premier the extreme modern metal act’s single Hollow. Be sure to head over to BlankTV, the net’s biggest punk and indie music channel, to check out the single Hollow and while you’re there check out the music video for the song The Apex Doctrine, which was shot by Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Dope, Dying Fetus, Suffocation).
If you like what you hear and see head over to the band’s landing page and pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. The Conscious Sedation is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.
CHECK AFTER THE JUMP FOR NEWS ABOUT ALL THAT REMAINS AND DEATH ANGEL!!!
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.
All That Remains will release For We Are Many, one of the most anticipated metal album on the year, on October 12th through Prosthetic Records / Razor & Tie. The album was recorded this spring at Zing Studios in Massachusetts and produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, who also handled This Darkened Heart and The Fall of Ideals. Vocalist Phil Labonte told Revolver Magazine in their August issue, “Fans of Overcome won’t be disappointed, but the disc will also offer new twists and turns.” 2008′s Overcome, All That Remains’ last studio album, has sold nearly 240,000 copies to date, debuting at #16 on the Billboard 200, and yielding the Top 10 active rock smash “Two Weeks.”
While fans wait for the new album, they fan find several of their favorite songs from the band’s latest album Overcome on the Rock Band Network for the Xbox Marketplace. The songs that are now available for download are “Days Without,” “Undone,” and “Forever In Your Hands.”
After months of anticipation, the highly acclaimed new full-length In This Moment album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, is now available in stores everywhere. The band kicked off their massive worldwide touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Fest, which started this past weekend. Check out a new video message from Maria Brink (vocals) below.
Also, the official video for the new track “The Gun Show” can be viewed HERE.
At the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, the new In This Moment disc will be exclusively available at the Century Media/Metal Army booth and this is the only place that the group will be doing any signings on the Mayhem Festival tour, so be sure to come say hello and get your disc signed. These signings are always 30 mins after their set, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
CLICK AFTER THE JUMP FOR NEWS ABOUT SONS OF LIBERTY AND HELL WITHIN
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.”
Interested singers should send demo submissions and contact info to [email protected]
If you aren’t familiar with any of the bands mentioned please read past the link for some of their videos. Enjoy!
San Francisco-Early Graves have announced a summer tour with The Funeral Pyre starting this month. The band will be releasing their new full-length “Goner” via Ironclad Recordings (run by Trevor Phipps of Unearth). The album was recorded to analog tape by Tim Green (The Fucking Champs) and features guest vocals by John Strachan of The Funeral Pyre on two songs. Tour dates inside. READ MORE
Wisconsin’s champions of thrash, Lazarus A.D., are unleashing their new video for the track ‘Absolute Power’ off the critically acclaimed debut album, The Onslaught, this Monday when the band hosts Headbangers Ball*. The video, like their other two, was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films and features a brutal underground street fight; if you’re a fan of metal and/or the movie Kickboxer, you’ll dig this video!
The band comments: “Hey make sure to check out HBB this Monday, when the Laz will host and undoubtedly make fools of ourselves (I believe beverages were consumed).
Also just a quick update, we enter the studio in three weeks, we have been hard at work writing, things are sounding absolutely crushing, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Check back soon for upcoming studio updates.”
*NOTE: HEADBANGERS BALL IS NOW ON MONDAY NIGHTS AT 3AM ET/PT.
After wrapping up their headlining run with the hugely successful Atticus Metal Tour II, Unearth are taking their show overseas. First, they’ll conquer Japan, Australia and New Zealand with label mates, The Black Dahlia Murder. Once that run is over, the guys are taking what will be one of the longest flights ever to the United Kingdom for a European tour with 36 Crazyfists.
Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps comments: “What better way to spend our May and June than touring Japan, Australia and New Zealand with our buds in The Black Dahlia Murder and also hitting up much of Europe and the summer festivals with our boys in 36 Crazy Fists? I don’t really see a point in trying to answer that question because there isn’t a better answer. If you live in any of the places I mentioned, come on out, bang your heads, hit the pit, drink some beer and do some stupid shit. This is our last go around the World until 2011, so let’s make this a rager for the ages. See you soon, World!”
We’ve got a special treat for all you metal fans out there, BD is proud to team up with Unearth to exclusively premier their new video for ‘Crow Killer’. For those of you who bought the Special Edition of The March, this is a new version of the live video Unearth shot back in 2009 as part of the bonus DVD.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps comments; “The new Crow Killer video is a combination of both club and festival show footage as well as behind the scenes clips from tour. This edit of the video is different than the one seen on the special edition of The March as it is more of a compilation of what is on the special DVD itself. Go over to the horror movie fanatics site Bloody-Disgusting.com to witness the carnage, mayhem and party that we bring on and off the stage. See you on the road soon on the Atticus Metal Tour 2 March 4 – April 4!!!”
Unearth is headlining the Atticus Metal Tour 2 alongside Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex. In addition to the tour lineup, Darkest Hour, Stray From The Path and Your Demise will be joining the party on select dates. Get all the details at http://www.myspace.com/atticusmetaltour.
Unearth has been selected as the headliner for the second installment of the highly successful Atticus Metal Tour. The tour is slated for the spring of 2010 and will feature support from Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside, Carnifex and Your Demise on select dates. More special guest are TBA as well as tour dates, poster, etc. will be announced in the coming weeks.