Norma Jean will be headlining the 2011 Scream The Prayer tour, which also features such bands as I, The Breather, The Chariot, and more. Check out the tour dates after the jump and let us know which band you’re excited to see!
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
After annihilating the masses on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest all summer long Southern California’s purveyors of pain, WINDS OF PLAGUE, return to further spread their carnage across North America this winter on the “December Decimation” headlining tour. This stellar bill, presented by Merch Warehouse and Fight Magazine, is jammed packed with cutting edge brutality that makes this the must see event of the winter for metalheads across the nation. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 26th and wraps up on Dec. 23rd at the third annual December Decimation Fest at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, also features After The Burial, Carnifex, War of Ages and Upon A Burning Body. Head over now to www.myspace.com/windsofplague
in order to view their entire tour itinerary.
WINDS OF PLAGUE is currently holed up in Los Angeles with renowned producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) tracking what is easily going to be their career defining opus. This is the band’s most cohesive and focused offering yet and is currently set for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. Stay tuned over the coming weeks to the band’s MySpace page for an in-depth webisode series giving a very candid, sneak peek into the recording process.
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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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
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.