THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!

Amon Amarth To Lead A Historic Raid On North America With Arch Enemy, At The Gates And Grand Magus

Tickets On General Sale Friday April 19th 10am Local Time From Amonamarth.com

LOS ANGELES, CA Monday April 15th 2019 -  This September heavy metal overlords  Amon Amarth  will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords  Arch Enemy ,  At The Gates  and  Grand Magus , and carnage is on the menu.   The Berserker World Tour, presented by The Noise  will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album,  Berserker , and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for, because no words are more synonymous with  Amon Amarth  than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal - and now they have a landmark tour to match.  No Viking warrior was more revered or legendary than the fearsome  Berserker  – the figurehead of  Amon Amarth’ s latest album. Like those lone shock troops who would dive into battle and hold back entire armies, Amon Amarth’s lionhearted self-belief and ferocious command of the live stage has earned them a legion of fans the world over. Spearheading an epic lineup never before seen this side of Asgard, this is one tour that’s guaranteed to slay.  According to Norse legend, thunder is the sound of the god Thor striking his mighty hammer. This fall, that thunder will be the sound of  Berserker  live on the stage as we celebrate with the gods of Swedish metal. Spread the word. Valhalla awaits!  Speaking on this most epic of tours,  Amon Amarth  say  “ Berserkers! We will lead a Swedish metal invasion of North America this September and October along with our friends Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus. Come fight and feast with us and earn your seat in the great golden hall. This raid is pure heavy fucking metal and not to be missed!”    Michael Amott of Arch Enemy  adds    “Arch Enemy is very much looking forward to invading North America together with Swedish Viking kings Amon Amarth and our Metal brothers in At The Gates and Grand Magus! Miss this Swedish Heavy Metal apocalypse at your own peril!”     Finally,  JB of Grand Magus  enthuses   "I would say that epic is the most fitting word to describe this happening. It's an honour to be part of this gathering of metal giants and we will do our damnedest to make it a memory for life for all who will bang their heads with us during this adventure!"    Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday 19th April from    AmonAmarth.com     Amon Amarth Pre Sale - Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time    Citi Pre Sale - Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time    Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Venue and Radio Presales - Wednesday, April 17 2019 @ 10am local time    Blabbermouth Presale - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10am local time   A variety of limited  VIP Bundles  are available for the North American Berserker World Tour. These will be available from AmonAmarth.com as part of the A mon Amarth Pre Sale  on  Tuesday April 16th.    To pre order Amon Amarth's highly anticipated album, 'Berserker' click    here

LOS ANGELES, CA Monday April 15th 2019 - This September heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords Arch EnemyAt The Gates and Grand Magus, and carnage is on the menu.

The Berserker World Tour, presented by The Noise will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, Berserker, and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for, because no words are more synonymous with Amon Amarth than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal - and now they have a landmark tour to match.

No Viking warrior was more revered or legendary than the fearsome Berserker – the figurehead of Amon Amarth’s latest album. Like those lone shock troops who would dive into battle and hold back entire armies, Amon Amarth’s lionhearted self-belief and ferocious command of the live stage has earned them a legion of fans the world over. Spearheading an epic lineup never before seen this side of Asgard, this is one tour that’s guaranteed to slay.

According to Norse legend, thunder is the sound of the god Thor striking his mighty hammer. This fall, that thunder will be the sound of Berserker live on the stage as we celebrate with the gods of Swedish metal. Spread the word. Valhalla awaits!

Speaking on this most epic of tours, Amon Amarth say

Berserkers! We will lead a Swedish metal invasion of North America this September and October along with our friends Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus. Come fight and feast with us and earn your seat in the great golden hall. This raid is pure heavy fucking metal and not to be missed!”

Michael Amott of Arch Enemy adds 

“Arch Enemy is very much looking forward to invading North America together with Swedish Viking kings Amon Amarth and our Metal brothers in At The Gates and Grand Magus! Miss this Swedish Heavy Metal apocalypse at your own peril!” 

 Finally, JB of Grand Magus enthuses

"I would say that epic is the most fitting word to describe this happening. It's an honour to be part of this gathering of metal giants and we will do our damnedest to make it a memory for life for all who will bang their heads with us during this adventure!"

Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday 19th April from AmonAmarth.com

Amon Amarth Pre Sale - Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time

Citi Pre Sale - Tuesday, April 16 2019 @ 10am local time

Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Venue and Radio Presales - Wednesday, April 17 2019 @ 10am local time

Blabbermouth Presale - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10am local time

A variety of limited VIP Bundles are available for the North American Berserker World Tour. These will be available from AmonAmarth.com as part of the Amon Amarth Pre Sale on Tuesday April 16th.

To pre order Amon Amarth's highly anticipated album, 'Berserker' click here

Amon Amarth line-up:  Johan Hegg - Vocals  Ted Lundström - Bass  Johan Söderberg - Guitar  Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar  Jocke Wallgren - Drums   Find Amon Amarth Online    AmonAmarth.com

Amon Amarth line-up:

Johan Hegg - Vocals

Ted Lundström - Bass

Johan Söderberg - Guitar

Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar

Jocke Wallgren - Drums

Find Amon Amarth Online

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MISERY INDEX Announces North American Tour With Nails; Gear Video Now Playing Via ESP Guitars

MISERY INDEX  will take to the streets this June on a North American tour as direct support to Nails. The journey will commence on June 8th in Chicago, Illinois and conclude on June 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additional support will be provided by Devourment and Outer Heaven. See all confirmed dates below.  Issues the band, "We are beyond stoked to hit the road on this extra-special and extra-brutal run with our friends in Nails, Devourment, and Outer Heaven. We'll be playing a few tracks of the new record  Rituals Of Power , as well as bringing the classic heaviness. Come out to the shows, and LET'S GRIND."    MISERY INDEX   will be touring in support of their critically-adored  Rituals Of Power  full-length,released earlier this year via Season Of Mist .  Stream  Rituals Of Power  in its entirety at     THIS LOCATION  .For ordering options visit  THIS LOCATION .  In related news,  MISERY INDEX  guitarist/vocalist Mark Kloeppel has been featured in an exclusive ESP guitars gear segment, in which he discusses why he is devoted to his LTD EX-401 model. The video can viewed at  THIS LOCATION .   MISERY INDEX w/ Nails, Devourment, Outer Heaven:  6/08/2019 Metro - Chicago, IL [ tickets ] 6/09/2019 The Shelter - Detroit, MI [ tickets ] 6/10/2019 Opera House - Toronto, ON [ tickets ] 6/11/2019 Club Soda - Montreal, QC [ tickets ] 6/12/2019 Middle East - Boston, MA [ tickets ] 6/13/2019 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY [ tickets ] 6/14/2019 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA [ tickets ] 6/15/2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD [ tickets ] 6/16/2019 Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC [ tickets ]   "   MISERY INDEX    have grown into a behemoth, taking what they've learned along the way to construct a fantastic, powerful and moving deathgrind album." - Decibel    "...a neck-snapping journey through tight grooves, crunching riffs, and the undeniable urge to put your fist through a couple layers of sheetrock." - Loudwire    "Rituals Of Power is    MISERY INDEX   's most fully-realized material to date. It takes the no-bullshit nihilistic/slightly unkempt bedroom of powerviolence, and tidies things up with the ritualistic, OCD-laden grooves heard within conventional, modern-day death metal." - Metal Injection    "...one in a long line of painfully underrated releases from this band who only know how to fire on all cylinders all of the time." - Metal Insider    http://www.miseryindex.com   http://www.facebook.com/MiseryIndex/   http://twitter.com/miseryindex   http://www.instagram.com/miseryindex_official/   http://www.youtube.com/c/MiseryIndexOfficial   http://www.season-of-mist.com   http://www.facebook.com/seasonofmistofficial   http://twitter.com/SeasonofMist

MISERY INDEX will take to the streets this June on a North American tour as direct support to Nails. The journey will commence on June 8th in Chicago, Illinois and conclude on June 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additional support will be provided by Devourment and Outer Heaven. See all confirmed dates below.

Issues the band, "We are beyond stoked to hit the road on this extra-special and extra-brutal run with our friends in Nails, Devourment, and Outer Heaven. We'll be playing a few tracks of the new record Rituals Of Power, as well as bringing the classic heaviness. Come out to the shows, and LET'S GRIND."

MISERY INDEX will be touring in support of their critically-adored Rituals Of Power full-length,released earlier this year via Season Of Mist. Stream Rituals Of Power in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.For ordering options visit THIS LOCATION.

In related news, MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mark Kloeppel has been featured in an exclusive ESP guitars gear segment, in which he discusses why he is devoted to his LTD EX-401 model. The video can viewed at THIS LOCATION.

MISERY INDEX w/ Nails, Devourment, Outer Heaven:
6/08/2019 Metro - Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/09/2019 The Shelter - Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/10/2019 Opera House - Toronto, ON [tickets]
6/11/2019 Club Soda - Montreal, QC [tickets]
6/12/2019 Middle East - Boston, MA [tickets]
6/13/2019 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
6/14/2019 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
6/15/2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD [tickets]
6/16/2019 Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC [tickets]

"MISERY INDEX have grown into a behemoth, taking what they've learned along the way to construct a fantastic, powerful and moving deathgrind album." - Decibel

"...a neck-snapping journey through tight grooves, crunching riffs, and the undeniable urge to put your fist through a couple layers of sheetrock." - Loudwire

"Rituals Of Power is MISERY INDEX's most fully-realized material to date. It takes the no-bullshit nihilistic/slightly unkempt bedroom of powerviolence, and tidies things up with the ritualistic, OCD-laden grooves heard within conventional, modern-day death metal." - Metal Injection

"...one in a long line of painfully underrated releases from this band who only know how to fire on all cylinders all of the time." - Metal Insider

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SOEN: Swedish Progressive Metal Collective Confirms Plans For Long-Anticipated Latin American Tour In March 2020: Band Pays Homage To Fans With New Video Photobook Featuring "Lascivious"

View / Share SOEN's "Lascivious"    HERE       Swedish progressive metal collective  SOEN  is delighted to confirm Latin American tour plans for the very first time in March 2020. The band will be touring in support of their stunning  Lotus  full-length, released earlier this year via Silver Lining Music.  Issues drummer Martin Lopez, "After a very long wait, it's finally time to come to Latin America to present our new album  Lotus . It is with great joy and satisfaction that we can announce that we will be coming to you in March of 2020. We have never toured Latin America before and we are beyond ecstatic to share our music with the best audience in the world... see you soon!"  Tickets for the Latin American dates, which will see the band perform in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Costa Rica, will be available for presale on May 17th, 2019 with more information will be released shortly.  To give fans a taste of what's to come and to pay homage to those who've come out to support them,  SOEN  has released a video photobook from moments captured whilst on the road in Europe earlier this year. The video features an edited version of their hypnotic track "Lascivious."   View SOEN's "Lascivious" at    THIS LOCATION   .    View SOEN's previously-released videos for "Martyrs," "Lotus," and "Covenant"    HERE   .    Stream  Lotus  in its entirety at Spotify at    THIS LOCATION    or YouTube    HERE   .      SOEN's  Lotus  is out NOW on CD, LP, and digital formats. For orders go to    THIS LOCATION   .   After completing a very successful first leg of their European tour with Ghost Iris and Wheel,  SOEN are gearing up for a series of festivals which will see the band enter the second leg of their European tour later this year.   SOEN w/ Wheel, The Price:   8/27/2019 PPC - Graz, AT  8/28/2019  A38 Hajó  - Budapest, HU  8/30/2019 Posada Rock Festival - Campulung, RO  8/31/2019 Mixtape 5 - Sofia, BG  9/03/2019 Volkswagen Arena - Istanbul, TR  9/04/2019 Principal Club Theater - Thessaloniki, GR  9/05/2019 Gagarin 205 - Athens, GR  9/07/2019 Trainstation SubArt - Kranj, SI  9/08/2019 Arena Wien - Vienna, AT  9/09/2019 Legend Club - Milan, IT  9/11/2019 Klub Kwadrat - Krakow, PL            9/12/2019 Progresja - Warsaw, PL         9/13/2019 Scheune - Dresden, DE  9/14/2019 Rider's Café - Lübeck, DE  9/15/2019 Pustervik - Gothenburg, SE  9/17/2019 Olympia Korttelli - Tampere, FI 9/18/2019 The Circus - Helsinki, FI 9/20/2019 Fryshuset Klubben - Stockholm, SE  9/22/2019 Kosmonavt - St. Petersburg, RU*  9/23/2019 1930 Club - Moscow, RU*        9/25/2019 Svoboda - Ekaterinburg, RU*               9/27/2019 Podzemka - Novosibirsk, RU*  * No Wheel or The Price  " Lotus is another terrific sequence from    SOEN   . Each of the four tenured players gives his all to make it as unfalteringly eloquent and forceful as possible..." - Metal Injection    "...it's among    SOEN   's most atmospheric and clean-sounding material and comes with a lengthy guitar solo that you can truly call 'epic.' If you're unfamiliar with    SOEN   , fans of Tool and Porcupine Tree should check this out." - BrooklynVegan on "Lotus"    "...undoubtedly the strongest album in    SOEN   's career and can be also interpreted as a testimony of Martin Lopez' perseverance and determination to tread his own path." - Sonic Perspectives    "...an engaging and engrossing listen.    SOEN    have met or exceeded expectations with Lotus, which could be their strongest album to-date." - Heavy Music HQ    "   SOEN    push progressive metal to new sonic heights..." - Captured Howls    "...the most complete    SOEN    record to date... A solid combination of ethereal and direct moments that will have you thinking about it after it's over." - Dead Rhetoric     "Lotus is a complete album because it balances    SOEN   's contrasts and unifies them into a sound that is more than the sum of its parts. The peaks and valleys are not exclusive to each other; they define each other." - Angry Metal Guy    "Lotus is another step forward in    SOEN   's evolution as a band, emphasizing on deeper lyrical themes and atmosphere, while reinforcing expert vocal delivery and catchy songwriting." - Metal Wani    "Heavy yet melodic, filled with light and shade ,  Lotus  retains  the core tenants that made their previous albums good and then builds upon them to great effect. An album that combines beauty and warmth with a slew of satisfying riffs." - Ghost Cult     "There are few gigs I can name that have left such an imprint on my mind.    SOEN    are truly something special both on stage and in the studio." -    Ramzine.co.uk     "After four phenomenal albums (with almost no bad song on them),    SOEN    has become the most talented prog metal band of the moment." - Eindhoven Rockcity       "...   SOEN    are a potential festival headliner in the making." - Metal Report UK    http://www.soenmusic.com   http://www.facebook.com/SoenMusic   http://www.twitter.com/soenmusic   http://www.instagram.com/soenmusic   http://sl-music.net   http://www.facebook.com/Silver.Lining.Music.Ltd

View / Share SOEN's "Lascivious" HERE 

Swedish progressive metal collective SOEN is delighted to confirm Latin American tour plans for the very first time in March 2020. The band will be touring in support of their stunning Lotus full-length, released earlier this year via Silver Lining Music.

Issues drummer Martin Lopez, "After a very long wait, it's finally time to come to Latin America to present our new album Lotus. It is with great joy and satisfaction that we can announce that we will be coming to you in March of 2020. We have never toured Latin America before and we are beyond ecstatic to share our music with the best audience in the world... see you soon!"

Tickets for the Latin American dates, which will see the band perform in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Costa Rica, will be available for presale on May 17th, 2019 with more information will be released shortly.

To give fans a taste of what's to come and to pay homage to those who've come out to support them, SOEN has released a video photobook from moments captured whilst on the road in Europe earlier this year. The video features an edited version of their hypnotic track "Lascivious."

View SOEN's "Lascivious" at THIS LOCATION.

View SOEN's previously-released videos for "Martyrs," "Lotus," and "Covenant" HERE.

Stream Lotus in its entirety at Spotify at THIS LOCATION or YouTube HERE.  

SOEN's Lotus is out NOW on CD, LP, and digital formats. For orders go to THIS LOCATION.

After completing a very successful first leg of their European tour with Ghost Iris and Wheel, SOENare gearing up for a series of festivals which will see the band enter the second leg of their European tour later this year.

SOEN w/ Wheel, The Price:

8/27/2019 PPC - Graz, AT

8/28/2019 A38 Hajó - Budapest, HU

8/30/2019 Posada Rock Festival - Campulung, RO

8/31/2019 Mixtape 5 - Sofia, BG

9/03/2019 Volkswagen Arena - Istanbul, TR

9/04/2019 Principal Club Theater - Thessaloniki, GR

9/05/2019 Gagarin 205 - Athens, GR

9/07/2019 Trainstation SubArt - Kranj, SI

9/08/2019 Arena Wien - Vienna, AT

9/09/2019 Legend Club - Milan, IT

9/11/2019 Klub Kwadrat - Krakow, PL          

9/12/2019 Progresja - Warsaw, PL       

9/13/2019 Scheune - Dresden, DE

9/14/2019 Rider's Café - Lübeck, DE

9/15/2019 Pustervik - Gothenburg, SE

9/17/2019 Olympia Korttelli - Tampere, FI
9/18/2019 The Circus - Helsinki, FI
9/20/2019 Fryshuset Klubben - Stockholm, SE

9/22/2019 Kosmonavt - St. Petersburg, RU*

9/23/2019 1930 Club - Moscow, RU*      

9/25/2019 Svoboda - Ekaterinburg, RU*             

9/27/2019 Podzemka - Novosibirsk, RU*

* No Wheel or The Price

"Lotus is another terrific sequence from SOEN. Each of the four tenured players gives his all to make it as unfalteringly eloquent and forceful as possible..." - Metal Injection

"...it's among SOEN's most atmospheric and clean-sounding material and comes with a lengthy guitar solo that you can truly call 'epic.' If you're unfamiliar with SOEN, fans of Tool and Porcupine Tree should check this out." - BrooklynVegan on "Lotus"

"...undoubtedly the strongest album in SOEN's career and can be also interpreted as a testimony of Martin Lopez' perseverance and determination to tread his own path." - Sonic Perspectives

"...an engaging and engrossing listen. SOEN have met or exceeded expectations with Lotus, which could be their strongest album to-date." - Heavy Music HQ

"SOEN push progressive metal to new sonic heights..." - Captured Howls

"...the most complete SOEN record to date... A solid combination of ethereal and direct moments that will have you thinking about it after it's over." - Dead Rhetoric

 "Lotus is a complete album because it balances SOEN's contrasts and unifies them into a sound that is more than the sum of its parts. The peaks and valleys are not exclusive to each other; they define each other." - Angry Metal Guy

"Lotus is another step forward in SOEN's evolution as a band, emphasizing on deeper lyrical themes and atmosphere, while reinforcing expert vocal delivery and catchy songwriting." - Metal Wani

"Heavy yet melodic, filled with light and shadeLotus retains the core tenants that made their previous albums good and then builds upon them to great effect. An album that combines beauty and warmth with a slew of satisfying riffs." - Ghost Cult 

"There are few gigs I can name that have left such an imprint on my mind. SOEN are truly something special both on stage and in the studio." - Ramzine.co.uk

"After four phenomenal albums (with almost no bad song on them), SOEN has become the most talented prog metal band of the moment." - Eindhoven Rockcity   

"...SOEN are a potential festival headliner in the making." - Metal Report UK

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Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Stream Entire New Album, "Monument"

Listen Now via Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence

New Album, Monument, out this Friday, April 19, 2019

Pre-Order Now via Bandcamp | Vinyl Available via The Company KC

Monument  Album Art by Mark Facey   Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio  DRUIDS  will drop their new album,   Monument  , this Friday, April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via  Bandcamp , with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here:  https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/   Today,  DRUIDS  are streaming   Monument   in its entirety a full two days early via  Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence ! Stream the album here:  https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/04/druids-monument-album-stream/   Vocalist/guitarist Luke Rauch says about the album,  "   Monument    is based on the idea of balance. I was mentally and physically a mess for such a long time that I felt it was normal. Once I found steady mental ground through yoga and practicing a positive mental attitude, I realized that pushing myself creatively became easier.    The last 5 years have served as a transitional period for us creatively and personally. I feel that the record is a reflection of our growth "   While online, check out the retro, sci-fi inspired video for the band's track "New Breath" - directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video- here:  https://youtu.be/7ebq_9NgFr4   To experience the more experimental side of  DRUIDS , check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon",  here  and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip"  here .    Monument  track listing:   1) New Breath  2) Iron Healer  3) Mirrors of Trigon  4) The Whip  5) Shivast  Though   Monument   is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on   Monument   depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.    Monument   was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.   DRUIDS  will hit the road briefly in April, and will continue back out in June for some dates with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch , as well as more solo dates. See below for all confirmed tour dates:   DRUIDS Tour Dates:   4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library  4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's  4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge  6/1 La Crosse, WI @ The Dive Bar  6/2 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop  6/3 Detroit, MI @ PJ's  6/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place  6/5 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's  6/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/7 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (with  Modern Life is War  and  Krimewatch )  6/10 New London, CT @ 33 Golden Street  6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar  6/12 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class  6/13 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar  6/14 St. Louis, MO @ the Sinkhole  7/13 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival   DRUIDS  first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases -  Pray for Water  and  The Sound of Meditation  (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's  Cycles of Mobeum , the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up,  Spirit Compass , with producer Brandon Darner ( David Keuning, Radio Moscow ) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.    DRUIDS is:   Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar  Keith Rich: Drums  Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass   DRUIDS online:    www.facebook.com/druidsiowa    https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com   IG: @druidsiowa   Press praise for 2017's  Spirit Compass :    "...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies."  -  Svbterranean    "...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­  -  Riff Relevant    "...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as    Motörhead   ,    Black Sabbath   , and even    Mastodon    and many more. All the while,    DRUIDS    still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness."  -  The Circle Pit

Monument Album Art by Mark Facey

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS will drop their new album, Monument, this Friday, April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here: https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/

Today, DRUIDS are streaming Monument in its entirety a full two days early via Consequence of Sound's Heavy Consequence! Stream the album here: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/04/druids-monument-album-stream/

Vocalist/guitarist Luke Rauch says about the album, "Monument is based on the idea of balance. I was mentally and physically a mess for such a long time that I felt it was normal. Once I found steady mental ground through yoga and practicing a positive mental attitude, I realized that pushing myself creatively became easier.

The last 5 years have served as a transitional period for us creatively and personally. I feel that the record is a reflection of our growth "

While online, check out the retro, sci-fi inspired video for the band's track "New Breath" - directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video- here: https://youtu.be/7ebq_9NgFr4

To experience the more experimental side of DRUIDS, check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon", here and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip" here.

Monument track listing:

1) New Breath

2) Iron Healer

3) Mirrors of Trigon

4) The Whip

5) Shivast

Though Monument is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on Monument depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.

Monument was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.

DRUIDS will hit the road briefly in April, and will continue back out in June for some dates with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch, as well as more solo dates. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

DRUIDS Tour Dates:

4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library

4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

6/1 La Crosse, WI @ The Dive Bar

6/2 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop

6/3 Detroit, MI @ PJ's

6/4 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

6/5 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's

6/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/7 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/9 Allston, MA @ Great Scott (with Modern Life is War and Krimewatch)

6/10 New London, CT @ 33 Golden Street

6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Century Bar

6/12 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class

6/13 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar

6/14 St. Louis, MO @ the Sinkhole

7/13 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival

DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases - Pray for Water and The Sound of Meditation (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's Cycles of Mobeum, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, Spirit Compass, with producer Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.


DRUIDS is:

Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar

Keith Rich: Drums

Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass

DRUIDS online:

www.facebook.com/druidsiowa

https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com

IG: @druidsiowa

Press praise for 2017's Spirit Compass:

"...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies." Svbterranean

"...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­ Riff Relevant

"...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as MotörheadBlack Sabbath, and even Mastodon and many more. All the while, DRUIDS still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness." - The Circle Pit

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

WHITECHAPEL To Kick Off Chaos & Carnage US Tour This Week With Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, And Buried Above Ground

WHITECHAPEL  will kick off their US co-headlining trek with Dying Fetus this week. The Chaos & Carnage tour will begin April 18th in Sayreville, New Jersey and wind its way through twenty-four cities through May 17th. Support will be provided by labelmates Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. Tickets can be purchased at:  www.chaosandcarnage.com . See all confirmed dates below.   WHITECHAPEL w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground:  4/18/2019 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ 4/19/2019 Palladium - Worcester, MA 4/20/2019 Reverb - Reading, PA 4/23/2019 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA 4/24/2019 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH 4/25/2019 Conrod Music Hall - Chicago, IL 4/26/2019 Crofoot - Pontiac, MI 4/27/2019 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI 4/28/2019 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN 4/30/2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver, CO 5/02/2019 UC Theatre - Berkley, CA 5/03/2019 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA 5/04/2019 The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ 5/05/2019 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM 5/07/2019 The Complex - Springfield, MO 5/08/2019 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK 5/09/2019 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX 5/10/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX 5/11/2019 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX 5/12/2019 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA 5/13/2019 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA 5/15/2019 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL 5/16/2019 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL 5/17/2019 Ramkat - Winston Salem, NC   WHITECHAPEL  will be touring in support of their seventh full-length studio offering,  The Valley , released in March via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder),  WHITECHAPEL 's upcoming  The Valley  full-length is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. "Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that," says guitarist Alex Wade. "I feel our music is Phil's release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well."  Exclaim crowned  The Valley , "the strongest release of [ WHITECHAPEL 's] career..." In a 9/10 review, Metal Injection champions, "one of the most well-written metal albums I have heard in quite some time," furthering, "The interplay of the heavy and the melancholy is done beautifully." Adds Consequence Of Sound, "Thanks to a unique blend of instrumentation, excellent vocal talent, and poetic lyricism,  WHITECHAPEL 's  The Valley  takes its place among the upper ranks of the band's discography."  To preview and purchase  WHITECHAPEL 's  The Valley  visit:  www.metalblade.com/whitechapel .   http://www.whitechapelband.com    http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel    http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal    http://twitter.com/whitechapelband    http://instagram.com/whitechapelband

WHITECHAPEL will kick off their US co-headlining trek with Dying Fetus this week. The Chaos & Carnage tour will begin April 18th in Sayreville, New Jersey and wind its way through twenty-four cities through May 17th. Support will be provided by labelmates Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. Tickets can be purchased at: www.chaosandcarnage.com. See all confirmed dates below.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground:
4/18/2019 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
4/19/2019 Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/20/2019 Reverb - Reading, PA
4/23/2019 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
4/24/2019 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
4/25/2019 Conrod Music Hall - Chicago, IL
4/26/2019 Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
4/27/2019 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/28/2019 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
4/30/2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
5/02/2019 UC Theatre - Berkley, CA
5/03/2019 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
5/04/2019 The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ
5/05/2019 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
5/07/2019 The Complex - Springfield, MO
5/08/2019 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
5/09/2019 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX
5/10/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
5/11/2019 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
5/12/2019 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
5/13/2019 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
5/15/2019 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/16/2019 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL
5/17/2019 Ramkat - Winston Salem, NC

WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their seventh full-length studio offering, The Valley, released in March via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), WHITECHAPEL's upcoming The Valley full-length is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. "Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that," says guitarist Alex Wade. "I feel our music is Phil's release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well."

Exclaim crowned The Valley, "the strongest release of [WHITECHAPEL's] career..." In a 9/10 review, Metal Injection champions, "one of the most well-written metal albums I have heard in quite some time," furthering, "The interplay of the heavy and the melancholy is done beautifully." Adds Consequence Of Sound, "Thanks to a unique blend of instrumentation, excellent vocal talent, and poetic lyricism, WHITECHAPEL's The Valley takes its place among the upper ranks of the band's discography."

To preview and purchase WHITECHAPEL's The Valley visit: www.metalblade.com/whitechapel.

http://www.whitechapelband.com

http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel

http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

http://twitter.com/whitechapelband

http://instagram.com/whitechapelband

ATALA: West Coast Desert Doom Trio To Release The Bearer Of Light Full-Length Via Salt Of The Earth Records

"Desolate Lands" Video Now Playing, Tour Dates Announced + Preorders Available 4/20

"It's about the desert and our connection to the surrounding landscape and creatures. It's about understanding that nature is the only true connection we have to any kind of a god or higher power." -    ATALA    on "Desolate Lands"    View / Share ATALA's "Desolate Lands" Video At    THIS LOCATION    West Coast desert doom trio  ATALA  will release their  The   Bearer Of Light  full-length via Salt Of The Earth Records on May 21st.  Returning to their DIY ethos, the seven-track desert voyage was captured and self-produced in just five days at Gatos Trail in Joshua Tree with engineer Jeff Thomas. "It's a true roller coaster of emotions: sad, angry, confused, lost... but, you can't help but feel hope as you follow the journey," notes founding guitarist Kyle Stratton.  "After working with producers who I admired," Stratton continues of the decision to record  TheBearer Of Light  on his own, "I felt it was my time to do it my way while implementing some of the tricks they used. I wanted to record live and not overthink the process. I just wanted to capture the moment take by take. It was a learning process for both the band and myself as a producer. I literally had no idea what I was doing but I wanted the record to have a '90s DIY feel like the stuff I grew up listening to and I think we achieved that."  In advance of the release of  TheBearer Of Light ,  ATALA  is pleased to unveil their video for first single "Desolate Lands." Issues Stratton of the clip, "'Desolate Lands' was written spontaneously in a jam and it was devastatingly heavy. Lyrically, it's about the desert and our connection to the surrounding landscape and creatures. It's about understanding that nature is the only true connection we have to any kind of a god or higher power. The video was created by our friend Zak Kupcha at Circulation Media. He did a great job."   View ATALA's "Desolate Lands" at    THIS LOCATION   .     The Bearer Of Light  comes swathed in Stratton's striking cover art and will be available on, CD, LP, and digitally. Preorders begin this Saturday, 4/20 via Salt Of The Earth Records at    THIS LOCATION    or the ATALA website    HERE   .     The Bearer Of Light  Track Listing:   1. Desolate Lands  2. Upon The Altar  3. Naïve Demure  4. Sun Worship  5. Venomous Lure  6. Won't Subside  7. Dark Skies   Catch  ATALA  live in support of  The Bearer Of Light  on a near-three-week US tour this June alongside Sixes. See all confirmed dates below.   ATALA w/ Sixes:   6/14/2019 O'Malley's - Mountain View, CA  6/15/2019 Mummer's - Sparks, NV  6/16/2019 Beehive - Salt Lake City, UT  6/17/2019 Streets Of London - Denver, CO  6/18/2019 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO  6/19/2019 The Lift - Dubuque, IA  6/20/2019 Reggie's Music Hall - Chicago, IL  6/21/2019 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY  6/22/2019 Café 611 - Frederick, MD  6/23/2019 The Drunk Horse - Fayetteville, NC  6/24/2019 Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL  6/25/2019 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX  6/26/2019 Bond's 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, TX  6/27/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX  6/28/2019 House of Bards - Tucson, AZ  6/29/2019 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ  6/30/2019 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA  Conceived in a Tuff Shed in the desolate landscape of Twentynine Palms, California, sometime in the winter of 2013,  ATALA  is the conjuring of Kyle Stratton, an artist who has found his home among the rattlesnakes, scorpions, bobcats, and mountain lions. "I love to be lost in the wilderness out here. You can lose yourself and find freedom alongside the creatures who survive here. It's a great place to escape the human world."  Completing the trio is drummer Jeff Tedtaotao and bassist Dave Horn. Together the band released a self-titled debut in 2014 with producer and famed desert musician Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Unida). Their 2015 follow-up,  Shaman's Path Of The Serpent , a decidedly more atmospheric and drone-heavy affair, featured producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, Pallbearer) who would again produce 2016's critically-acclaimed  Labyrinth Of Ashmedai  full-length. Loudwire lauded the band's "consciousness altering" abilities while Metal Nexus hailed the band for, "keeping heavy music alive and fresh!"  .   ATALA  has toured both regionally and nationally sharing stages with countless household names including The Obsessed, Coven, Pallbearer, Baroness, and SubRosa. Additionally, the band has performed at various festivals including the 2017 edition of Roadburn where they crushed three separate sets, the New England Stoner And Doom Festival, the SXSW Stoner Fest, and the Maryland Doom Fest, where they will be returning this June to play alongside the legendary Pentagram among so many others.   ATALA:   Kyle Stratton - guitar, vocals Jeff Tedtaotao - drums Dave Horn - bass   http://www.atalarock.com    http://www.facebook.com/ataladesertrock     http://twitter.com/ataladesertrock    http://www.instagram.com/ataladoom/    http://atalarock.bandcamp.com/    http://www.SaltOfTheEarthRecords.com    http://saltoftheearthrecords.bandcamp.com    http://www.facebook.com/SaltOfTheEarthRec

"It's about the desert and our connection to the surrounding landscape and creatures. It's about understanding that nature is the only true connection we have to any kind of a god or higher power." - ATALA on "Desolate Lands"

View / Share ATALA's "Desolate Lands" Video At THIS LOCATION

West Coast desert doom trio ATALA will release their The Bearer Of Light full-length via Salt Of The Earth Records on May 21st.

Returning to their DIY ethos, the seven-track desert voyage was captured and self-produced in just five days at Gatos Trail in Joshua Tree with engineer Jeff Thomas. "It's a true roller coaster of emotions: sad, angry, confused, lost... but, you can't help but feel hope as you follow the journey," notes founding guitarist Kyle Stratton.

"After working with producers who I admired," Stratton continues of the decision to record TheBearer Of Light on his own, "I felt it was my time to do it my way while implementing some of the tricks they used. I wanted to record live and not overthink the process. I just wanted to capture the moment take by take. It was a learning process for both the band and myself as a producer. I literally had no idea what I was doing but I wanted the record to have a '90s DIY feel like the stuff I grew up listening to and I think we achieved that."

In advance of the release of TheBearer Of LightATALA is pleased to unveil their video for first single "Desolate Lands." Issues Stratton of the clip, "'Desolate Lands' was written spontaneously in a jam and it was devastatingly heavy. Lyrically, it's about the desert and our connection to the surrounding landscape and creatures. It's about understanding that nature is the only true connection we have to any kind of a god or higher power. The video was created by our friend Zak Kupcha at Circulation Media. He did a great job."

View ATALA's "Desolate Lands" at THIS LOCATION.

The Bearer Of Light comes swathed in Stratton's striking cover art and will be available on, CD, LP, and digitally. Preorders begin this Saturday, 4/20 via Salt Of The Earth Records at THIS LOCATION or the ATALA website HERE.

The Bearer Of Light Track Listing:

1. Desolate Lands

2. Upon The Altar

3. Naïve Demure

4. Sun Worship

5. Venomous Lure

6. Won't Subside

7. Dark Skies 

Catch ATALA live in support of The Bearer Of Light on a near-three-week US tour this June alongside Sixes. See all confirmed dates below.

ATALA w/ Sixes:

6/14/2019 O'Malley's - Mountain View, CA

6/15/2019 Mummer's - Sparks, NV

6/16/2019 Beehive - Salt Lake City, UT

6/17/2019 Streets Of London - Denver, CO

6/18/2019 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO

6/19/2019 The Lift - Dubuque, IA

6/20/2019 Reggie's Music Hall - Chicago, IL

6/21/2019 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY

6/22/2019 Café 611 - Frederick, MD

6/23/2019 The Drunk Horse - Fayetteville, NC

6/24/2019 Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL

6/25/2019 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX

6/26/2019 Bond's 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, TX

6/27/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX

6/28/2019 House of Bards - Tucson, AZ

6/29/2019 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ

6/30/2019 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA

Conceived in a Tuff Shed in the desolate landscape of Twentynine Palms, California, sometime in the winter of 2013, ATALA is the conjuring of Kyle Stratton, an artist who has found his home among the rattlesnakes, scorpions, bobcats, and mountain lions. "I love to be lost in the wilderness out here. You can lose yourself and find freedom alongside the creatures who survive here. It's a great place to escape the human world."

Completing the trio is drummer Jeff Tedtaotao and bassist Dave Horn. Together the band released a self-titled debut in 2014 with producer and famed desert musician Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Unida). Their 2015 follow-up, Shaman's Path Of The Serpent, a decidedly more atmospheric and drone-heavy affair, featured producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, Pallbearer) who would again produce 2016's critically-acclaimed Labyrinth Of Ashmedai full-length. Loudwire lauded the band's "consciousness altering" abilities while Metal Nexus hailed the band for, "keeping heavy music alive and fresh!"

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ATALA has toured both regionally and nationally sharing stages with countless household names including The Obsessed, Coven, Pallbearer, Baroness, and SubRosa. Additionally, the band has performed at various festivals including the 2017 edition of Roadburn where they crushed three separate sets, the New England Stoner And Doom Festival, the SXSW Stoner Fest, and the Maryland Doom Fest, where they will be returning this June to play alongside the legendary Pentagram among so many others.

ATALA:

Kyle Stratton - guitar, vocals
Jeff Tedtaotao - drums
Dave Horn - bass

http://www.atalarock.com

http://www.facebook.com/ataladesertrock 

http://twitter.com/ataladesertrock

http://www.instagram.com/ataladoom/

http://atalarock.bandcamp.com/

http://www.SaltOfTheEarthRecords.com

http://saltoftheearthrecords.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/SaltOfTheEarthRec

Out Now! SLUDGEHAMMER Streaming New Album "Antechamber"

L-R: Tyler Williams - Guitars, Josh Stephney - Vocals, Jeff Wilson - Guitars,  Dan Ayers - Bass/Vocals,  Fernando Villalobos- Drums  Photo Credit: Deborah Lawrence   SLUDGEHAMMER  are now ready to pummel the masses with their new album  "Antechamber"  ready to destroy eardrums as of April 12, 2019. Heavy and groovy, the Toronto quintet delivers the goods with astounding precision and the confidence of a world-class band. Fans around the world, especially those with an ear for Decapitated, Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Cannibal Corpse can dig into this slice of groovy progressive melodic death brutality.   The band comments:   ''This has been 3 years in the making. More blood, sweat, tears and passion went into this album than any of our previous releases. It almost killed us, but in the end, all the hard work was worth it. We made something that we enjoy listening to from front to back and now finally we get to share it with the world. In our opinion, that's what it's all about. Providing an entertaining and hardcore escape for everyone to experience."    "Antechamber"  is available for download and streaming on the following platforms:  Bandcamp     Spotify   iTunes   Amazon   Music Video -  "Climatic Death"    https://youtu.be/UnkIBsqGs3c    Metalheads moshing in Ontario and Quebec will be able to experience the  SLUDGEHAMMER  madness live on the following dates:  April 12 - Toronto, ON - Coalition T.O April 13 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe April 19 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar April 20 - Ottawa, ON - Café Dekcuf April 27 - Kitchener, ON - Boathouse May 3 - Brantford, ON - Our Place May 11 - London, ON - Old East 765

L-R: Tyler Williams - Guitars, Josh Stephney - Vocals, Jeff Wilson - Guitars,  Dan Ayers - Bass/Vocals,  Fernando Villalobos- Drums

Photo Credit: Deborah Lawrence

SLUDGEHAMMER are now ready to pummel the masses with their new album "Antechamber" ready to destroy eardrums as of April 12, 2019. Heavy and groovy, the Toronto quintet delivers the goods with astounding precision and the confidence of a world-class band. Fans around the world, especially those with an ear for Decapitated, Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Cannibal Corpse can dig into this slice of groovy progressive melodic death brutality. 

The band comments:

''This has been 3 years in the making. More blood, sweat, tears and passion went into this album than any of our previous releases. It almost killed us, but in the end, all the hard work was worth it. We made something that we enjoy listening to from front to back and now finally we get to share it with the world. In our opinion, that's what it's all about. Providing an entertaining and hardcore escape for everyone to experience."

"Antechamber" is available for download and streaming on the following platforms:
Bandcamp
Spotify
iTunes
Amazon

Music Video - "Climatic Death"  https://youtu.be/UnkIBsqGs3c 

Metalheads moshing in Ontario and Quebec will be able to experience the SLUDGEHAMMER madness live on the following dates:

April 12 - Toronto, ON - Coalition T.O
April 13 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
April 19 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
April 20 - Ottawa, ON - Café Dekcuf
April 27 - Kitchener, ON - Boathouse
May 3 - Brantford, ON - Our Place
May 11 - London, ON - Old East 765

Track Listing:  1. No Control (5:08) 2. Broken Sea (5:09) 3. Climatic Death (5:02) 4. Forsaken Souls (4:41) 5. Balance Of Life (5:00) 6. The Long Road (5:02) 7. Eternal Darkness (4:10) 8. Supernova Silhouette (8:37) 9. Line 'Em Up (4:11) Album Length: 47:04   For More Info:   http://www.facebook.com/sludgehammermusic   https://www.instagram.com/sludgehammermusic   https://twitter.com/sludgehammermx

Track Listing:
1. No Control (5:08)
2. Broken Sea (5:09)
3. Climatic Death (5:02)
4. Forsaken Souls (4:41)
5. Balance Of Life (5:00)
6. The Long Road (5:02)
7. Eternal Darkness (4:10)
8. Supernova Silhouette (8:37)
9. Line 'Em Up (4:11)
Album Length: 47:04

For More Info:
http://www.facebook.com/sludgehammermusic
https://www.instagram.com/sludgehammermusic
https://twitter.com/sludgehammermx

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT + TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN ANNOUNCE SUMMER 2019 CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES

Get ready for a riff fest this summer, as  The Temperance Movement  and  Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown  embark on a co-headline tour withThomas Wynn & The Believers. The trek kicks off on July 1 in Philadelphia and runs through July 11 in Denver.  The Temperance Movement  and  Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown  will also appear at Ride Fest in Telluride, Colorado on July 13 and 14. All dates are below.   THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN, + THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS ON TOUR:   7/1 – Philadelphia, PA  — Underground Arts  7/2 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom  7/3 — Dewey Beach, DE — Rusty Rudder     7/6 — Toronto, ON — Lee's Palace  7/7 — Detroit, MI — Shelter @ St. Andrews  7/9 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall  7/11 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater  7/13 — Telluride, CO — Ride Fest (Main)*  7/14 — Telluride, CO — Ride Fest (Night Ride)*   *Festival Date; No Thomas Wynn    THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ONLINE:     https://www.instagram.com/thetemperancemovement/      https://thetemperancemovement.com      https://twitter.com/TTM_Tweets      https://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement      TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN ONLINE:     https://www.facebook.com/TylerBryantAndTheShakedown/      https://twitter.com/tbshakedown      http://www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com      https://www.instagram.com/tbshakedown/

Get ready for a riff fest this summer, as The Temperance Movement and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown embark on a co-headline tour withThomas Wynn & The Believers. The trek kicks off on July 1 in Philadelphia and runs through July 11 in Denver. The Temperance Movement and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will also appear at Ride Fest in Telluride, Colorado on July 13 and 14. All dates are below.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN, + THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS ON TOUR:

7/1 – Philadelphia, PA  — Underground Arts

7/2 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom

7/3 — Dewey Beach, DE — Rusty Rudder   

7/6 — Toronto, ON — Lee's Palace

7/7 — Detroit, MI — Shelter @ St. Andrews

7/9 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall

7/11 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater

7/13 — Telluride, CO — Ride Fest (Main)*

7/14 — Telluride, CO — Ride Fest (Night Ride)*

 *Festival Date; No Thomas Wynn


THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ONLINE:

https://www.instagram.com/thetemperancemovement/

https://thetemperancemovement.com

https://twitter.com/TTM_Tweets

https://www.facebook.com/TheTemperanceMovement


TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN ONLINE:

https://www.facebook.com/TylerBryantAndTheShakedown/

https://twitter.com/tbshakedown

http://www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com

https://www.instagram.com/tbshakedown/

Edmonton’s TESSITURA Release Thrashy Drum Playthrough Video For "Wounds of The Righteous" via GearGods

Released in June 2018,  "Unearth The Underworld"  is a 5 track EP from Edmonton, Canada’s death/thrashers,  TESSITURA . Featuring five of the band’s strongest efforts to date, it takes the listener on the rollercoaster of  TESSITURA ’s evolution as each song drives forward into a whirlwind of themes and expressions.  Now, drummers and all fans of the band can see the masterwork of  Gord Alexander  as he pummels away to  "Wounds of The Righteous"  in his latest playthrough video via  GearGods,net .   “'Wounds of the Righteous' opens the record in a frenzy of bombastic rage, preaching against the hypocrisy of organized religion. We have captured a refined and polished take on the band that our fans see live. Capturing the essence of our live show was our primary objective in the production of the record.”   Suitable for death and thrash fans of all sorts, but especially those with an interest in Goatwhore, Revocation, and Skeletonwitch can pick up  "Unearth The Underworld"  or catch  TESSITURA  at one of their live performances (dates listed below).   Watch the drum playthrough at  http://geargods.net/premiere/tessitura-drum-playthrough-wounds/

Released in June 2018, "Unearth The Underworld" is a 5 track EP from Edmonton, Canada’s death/thrashers, TESSITURA. Featuring five of the band’s strongest efforts to date, it takes the listener on the rollercoaster of TESSITURA’s evolution as each song drives forward into a whirlwind of themes and expressions.

Now, drummers and all fans of the band can see the masterwork of Gord Alexander as he pummels away to "Wounds of The Righteous" in his latest playthrough video via GearGods,net.

“'Wounds of the Righteous' opens the record in a frenzy of bombastic rage, preaching against the hypocrisy of organized religion. We have captured a refined and polished take on the band that our fans see live. Capturing the essence of our live show was our primary objective in the production of the record.”

Suitable for death and thrash fans of all sorts, but especially those with an interest in Goatwhore, Revocation, and Skeletonwitch can pick up "Unearth The Underworld" or catch TESSITURA at one of their live performances (dates listed below).


Watch the drum playthrough at http://geargods.net/premiere/tessitura-drum-playthrough-wounds/

Track Listing:  1. Wounds of The Righteous (6:26) 2. Bison Hat (6:13) 3. Stagnant (5:13) 4. Severed Earth (6:21) 5. Of The Inferno (6:30) EP Length: 30:46   Show Dates:  May 3 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos May 4 - Edmonton, AB - Temple (The Starlite Room) July 12 - Armstrong, BC - Hassen Arena - Armstrong MetalFest w/ Origin, Nekrogoblikon, Betraying The Martyrs, Wake & more! Aug 3 - Drumheller, AB - Dinosaurs Downs Stampede Grounds - Loud As Hell Fest w/ Goatwhore, Anciients, Cloven Hoof, Planet Eater, Untimely Demise, BornBroken, Arrival of Autumn, Legacy, VX36 and more!   More info:  Official Website:  http://www.tessiturametal.com  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TessituraMetal  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TessituraMetal  Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9_GFrl8__r85flXvXeDKg  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tessiturametal

Track Listing:
1. Wounds of The Righteous (6:26)
2. Bison Hat (6:13)
3. Stagnant (5:13)
4. Severed Earth (6:21)
5. Of The Inferno (6:30)
EP Length: 30:46

Show Dates:
May 3 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
May 4 - Edmonton, AB - Temple (The Starlite Room)
July 12 - Armstrong, BC - Hassen Arena - Armstrong MetalFest w/ Origin, Nekrogoblikon, Betraying The Martyrs, Wake & more!
Aug 3 - Drumheller, AB - Dinosaurs Downs Stampede Grounds - Loud As Hell Fest w/ Goatwhore, Anciients, Cloven Hoof, Planet Eater, Untimely Demise, BornBroken, Arrival of Autumn, Legacy, VX36 and more!

More info:
Official Website: http://www.tessiturametal.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TessituraMetal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TessituraMetal
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9_GFrl8__r85flXvXeDKg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tessiturametal

Scarlett O'Hara Launching Tour with Special Guests

Across The White Water Tower (4/18-5/2) and Revision Revised (5/3-5/11)

Scarlett O'Hara is back and they've announced new tour dates with Across The White Water Tower and Revision Revised.

The band, previously signed to Rise Records, recently released a new record ‘Welcome Back To The Brodeo.’

Across The White Water Tower also has a new album 'Phantom Pains' out now. Revision Revised's new single “Damned Since Birth” will be released this spring.

About Scarlett O'Hara:   They say everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and this is certainly the case for South Texas Metalcore outlaws, Scarlett O'Hara. After a brief hiatus, the McAllen, Texas, based 5 piece has charged back into the scene following up their highly praised Rise Records debut album 'Lost in Existence' with the sophomore LP 'Welcome Back To The Brodeo.' Released late last summer to critical acclaim, the new album debuted on several US Billboard charts including: #19 Hard Rock Album Sales, #20 HeaterSeeker Albums, #1 Heatseeker (South Central) as well as #25 on the iTunes Metal chart for its release week.  Scarlett O'Hara has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the genre such as  Bring Me The Horizon, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, UnderOath, ATTILA, Motionless In White , and many more during their 10 years in the touring circuit.  Formed in 2008, Scarlett O'Hara has been a mainstay in the Metalcore community ever since, pushing the genre further with their high paced signature style now known as South Texas Metalcore, an unrelenting barrage of sound that'll make you think you were kicked in the face by a pissed off Bull.  Scarlett O'Hara's live show can only be described as a volatile mix of Southern attitude that erupts on stage, leaving those in attendance on edge and screaming for more. With a freshly released album and the full force of the Brodeo behind them, you can expect to see Scarlett O'Hara in a town near you, just don't say you weren't warned! As the opening line to the new album states "This act is not for the faint of heart."   Scarlett O'Hara is:   Arnie Bernal: Drums, low screams  Logan Burns: Guitar, Vocals, High screams, keys/strings  Eddie Cano: Lead Vocals,  Moses Lopez: Lead Clean Vocals, Additional screams  Andrew Mena: Bass Guitar  Alek Samodouroff: Guitar, Programming   Socials:    Facebook.com/ScarlettOHaraBand    Instagram.com/ScarlettOHaraBand    Twitter.com/SOH_BandTX    YouTube.com/ScarlettOHaraBand   Spotify:  bit.ly/sohtify   Website:  ScarlettOHaraBand.com

About Scarlett O'Hara:

They say everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and this is certainly the case for South Texas Metalcore outlaws, Scarlett O'Hara. After a brief hiatus, the McAllen, Texas, based 5 piece has charged back into the scene following up their highly praised Rise Records debut album 'Lost in Existence' with the sophomore LP 'Welcome Back To The Brodeo.' Released late last summer to critical acclaim, the new album debuted on several US Billboard charts including: #19 Hard Rock Album Sales, #20 HeaterSeeker Albums, #1 Heatseeker (South Central) as well as #25 on the iTunes Metal chart for its release week.

Scarlett O'Hara has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the genre such as Bring Me The Horizon, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, UnderOath, ATTILA, Motionless In White, and many more during their 10 years in the touring circuit.

Formed in 2008, Scarlett O'Hara has been a mainstay in the Metalcore community ever since, pushing the genre further with their high paced signature style now known as South Texas Metalcore, an unrelenting barrage of sound that'll make you think you were kicked in the face by a pissed off Bull.

Scarlett O'Hara's live show can only be described as a volatile mix of Southern attitude that erupts on stage, leaving those in attendance on edge and screaming for more. With a freshly released album and the full force of the Brodeo behind them, you can expect to see Scarlett O'Hara in a town near you, just don't say you weren't warned! As the opening line to the new album states "This act is not for the faint of heart."

Scarlett O'Hara is:

Arnie Bernal: Drums, low screams

Logan Burns: Guitar, Vocals, High screams, keys/strings

Eddie Cano: Lead Vocals,

Moses Lopez: Lead Clean Vocals, Additional screams

Andrew Mena: Bass Guitar

Alek Samodouroff: Guitar, Programming

Socials:

Facebook.com/ScarlettOHaraBand
Instagram.com/ScarlettOHaraBand
Twitter.com/SOH_BandTX
YouTube.com/ScarlettOHaraBand
Spotify: bit.ly/sohtify
Website: ScarlettOHaraBand.com

ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR WITH FALLING IN REVERSE APRIL 20 - MAY 24

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CONCEPT ALBUM  "THE SILVER SCREAM"  OUT VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
"A GRAVE MISTAKE"  HITS #22 ON BILLBOARD ACTIVE ROCK CHARTS

Photo Credit: Lyndsey Byrnes  Lauded as one of SIRIUS XM's annual "Future 5" list of new artists they predict to break huge in 2019, Boston  metalcore  band  ICE NINE KILLS  have created a captivating world for their cult fanbase with their definitive new conceptual album,  THE SILVER SCREAM , out now via  Fearless Records .  Debuting on several  Billboard   Top 10  lists including  #4  on  Hard Rock  chart ,#2  on  Rock Album  chart and  #8  on  Digital Albums  and  Top Album Sales charts,  THE SILVER SCREAM  is a  post-metalcore masterpiece,  with the catchiness and spirit of  pop-punk  and the fist-pumping anthem power of arena rock , that features  13 songs  each paying tribute to a  different iconic horror movie  classic. Their current single, " A Grave Mistake ," recently made its way up the radio charts at  #22  on  Billboard's Active Rock  list.  Recorded with producer  Drew Fulk  (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying), vocalist  Spencer Charnas  tuned in his obsession with horror and recorded some of the album's vocals at  famous horror locations  including the houses used in the original   Halloween   and   A Nightmare on Elm Street  . Guest appearances also feature notable names in the horror genre including  Sam Kubrick , grandson of Stanley Kubrick, and  Chelsea Talmadge  (  Stranger Things   )  as well as guests from the band's punk-flavored past including members of  Finch ,  Fenix TX ,  Mest , and  Less Than Jake .   Download/Stream   THE SILVER SCREAM:     http://found.ee/thesilverscream    

Photo Credit: Lyndsey Byrnes

Lauded as one of SIRIUS XM's annual "Future 5" list of new artists they predict to break huge in 2019, Boston metalcore band ICE NINE KILLS have created a captivating world for their cult fanbase with their definitive new conceptual album, THE SILVER SCREAM, out now via Fearless Records.

Debuting on several Billboard Top 10 lists including #4 on Hard Rock chart,#2 on Rock Album chart and #8 on Digital Albums and Top Album Salescharts, THE SILVER SCREAM is a post-metalcore masterpiece, with the catchiness and spirit of pop-punk and the fist-pumping anthem power ofarena rock, that features 13 songs each paying tribute to a different iconic horror movie classic. Their current single, "A Grave Mistake," recently made its way up the radio charts at #22 on Billboard's Active Rock list.

Recorded with producer Drew Fulk (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying), vocalist Spencer Charnas tuned in his obsession with horror and recorded some of the album's vocals at famous horror locations including the houses used in the original Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Guest appearances also feature notable names in the horror genre including Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, and Chelsea Talmadge (Stranger Things) as well as guests from the band's punk-flavored past including members of FinchFenix TXMest, and Less Than Jake.

Download/Stream THE SILVER SCREAM:

http://found.ee/thesilverscream 

ICE NINE KILLS  will bring their cinematic obsession and theatricality, which includes the band appearing  costumed as their favorite horror icons  on-stage, as they are scheduled to appear as direct support for  Falling In Reverse  on their upcoming tour kicking off  April 20  in  Las Vegas, NV . Featuring additional support by  From Ashes to New  and  New Years Day , the tour will make its way to the East Coast before circling back to end on  May 24 in  Los Angeles, CA  at  The Wiltern . Full dates can be found below. General admission and limited VIP tickets are available at  INK-VIP.com .

ICE NINE KILLS will bring their cinematic obsession and theatricality, which includes the band appearing costumed as their favorite horror icons on-stage, as they are scheduled to appear as direct support for Falling In Reverse on their upcoming tour kicking off April 20 in Las Vegas, NV. Featuring additional support by From Ashes to New and New Years Day, the tour will make its way to the East Coast before circling back to end on May 24in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern. Full dates can be found below. General admission and limited VIP tickets are available at INK-VIP.com.

Furthering their devotion to  THE SILVER SCREAM 's concept , ICE NINE KILLS  created their own  mini-horror series  to go along with the album's singles and acts as a tribute to the FRIDAY THE 13th series with  Charnas cast as the lead. Directed by  Daniel Hourihan  (In Your Eyes, Manchester By The Sea) of  Slow Burn Productions , the full mini-series/music video compilations can be viewed below:  Part 1: " The American Nightmare "  Part 2: " Thank God It's Friday "    Part 3: " A Grave Mistake "    Part 4: " Stabbing In The Dark "    For more information on  ICE NINE KILLS , please visit  FACEBOOK  |  INSTAGRAM  |  TWITTER  |  WEBSITE

Furthering their devotion to THE SILVER SCREAM's concept, ICE NINE KILLS created their own mini-horror series to go along with the album's singles and acts as a tribute to the FRIDAY THE 13th series with Charnascast as the lead. Directed by Daniel Hourihan (In Your Eyes, Manchester By The Sea) of Slow Burn Productions, the full mini-series/music video compilations can be viewed below:

Part 1: "The American Nightmare"

Part 2: "Thank God It's Friday"

Part 3: "A Grave Mistake"

Part 4: "Stabbing In The Dark"

For more information on ICE NINE KILLS, please visit
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE


Dark Folk/Post Rock Project SULDUSK Reveals Live Acoustic Performance Video for "Three Rivers"

Watch Here

New Album, Lunar Falls, Out Today! | Order via Bandcamp

Order Collector's Edition Digipack-CD and LP Versions via Northern Silence Productions

Artwork by Aki Pitkänen, Narikka Photography   Hailing from Melbourne, Australia,  SULDUSK  - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - have released their brand new debut full-length album, entitled  Lunar Falls  ,today!  SULDUSK  weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock.  In celebration of today's release,  SULDUSK  have revealed a special live acoustic performance video of their track "Three Rivers". Watch the video, filmed at Bakehouse Studio's DeVille Room in Melbourne, Australia, here:  https://youtu.be/ocopnTVk6tQ   Emily Highfield says,  "I am beyond happy to release my first album    Lunar Falls    today, and am deeply grateful for the support and feedback leading up to this day. To celebrate, please join my acoustic ensemble and myself on YouTube as we play a version of "Three Rivers" for you, recorded at the incredible DeVille rehearsal space at the Bakehouse Studios."   While on YouTube, check out  SULDUSK 's latest music video for the track"Aphasia" here:  https://youtu.be/0rF53CTmjDs   Order   Lunar Falls   now via  Bandcamp . In addition to the digital version,   Lunar Falls   is also available as a Collector's Edition Digipack-CD (first press, limited to 1000 copies) and LP (limited colored vinyl with poster) via the Northern Silence Productions  webshop  or  Bandcamp  page. The black/white half-and-half edition of the vinyl, which is limited to only 99 copies, is only available via the NSP webshop while stock lasts.    Lunar Falls  ' undercurrent theme is about living on the margins, and the intolerable suffering and sacrifice in the quest for identity. Nature provides much of the lyrical inspiration as the source of refuge and guidance throughout this quest.   Lunar Falls   is dedicated to the memory of late singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge ( Trees of Eternity ).  With   Lunar Falls  , Emily Highfield explains that she wants to convey an escape to a soothing and real place. Her organic, earthly approach to music creates an immersive soundscape - a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density.   SULDUSK  first turned heads a few years ago after frontwoman and then-solo artist Emily Highfield uploaded some of her compositions to Soundcloud. When the melancholic black metal-infused acoustic track "Drogue" ended up reaching over 10,000 plays in less than a month, Highfield knew she was onto something great. This inspired Highfield to create the live and current incarnation of  SULDUSK  - a chamber metal ensemble which has since been embraced by audiences and underground musicians alike.    Lunar Falls   was engineered, mixed and produced by Mark Kelson, with additional engineering by Jesse Oberin. The album was mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering.    Lunar Falls  track listing:   1. Eleos  2. Solus Ipse  3. The Elm  4. Aphasia  5. Three Rivers  6. Autumnal Resolve  7. Catacombs  8. Nazaré  9. Drogue  10. Sovran Shrines   SULDUSK is:   Emily Highfield: Vocals, Guitar  Mark Kelson: Guitar, Bass, Keys  Glenn James: Percussion  Marty O'Shea: Drums  Nicky Blackmore and Bryan Murphy: Additional Guitar  Francesca Mountford: Cello   SULDUSK online:    www.facebook.com/suldusk    www.instagram.com/suldusk    suldusk1.bandcamp.com    "Emily Highfield, the sole creator of    SULDUSK   , has succeeded in creating thoroughly entrancing musical experiences through seamless juxtapositions of contrasting musical styles. Even her vocals are representative of those contrasts - both caustic in their acidity and beautifully ethereal in their clarity."    - No Clean Singing    "Mysterious, hypnotic, compelling songwriting. Haunting and beautiful, very original - gentle, soothing, and then at times unexpectedly powerful when it conjures other-worldly dark screams from the collective sub-conscious - like Mother Nature venting her fury!"    - David Hirschfelder,  Internationally award-winning soundtrack composer   "Varyingly described as acoustic Black Metal, Blackgaze or Doom Folk,    SULDUSK    have a sound that is entirely their own and utterly captivating... While no comparison can truly capture the magic of    SULDUSK   , fans of Opeth's 'Damnation' album are likely to be impressed."    - Overdrive Magazine

Artwork by Aki Pitkänen, Narikka Photography

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, SULDUSK - a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield - have released their brand new debut full-length album, entitledLunar Falls,today! SULDUSK weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock.

In celebration of today's release, SULDUSK have revealed a special live acoustic performance video of their track "Three Rivers". Watch the video, filmed at Bakehouse Studio's DeVille Room in Melbourne, Australia, here: https://youtu.be/ocopnTVk6tQ

Emily Highfield says, "I am beyond happy to release my first album Lunar Falls today, and am deeply grateful for the support and feedback leading up to this day. To celebrate, please join my acoustic ensemble and myself on YouTube as we play a version of "Three Rivers" for you, recorded at the incredible DeVille rehearsal space at the Bakehouse Studios."

While on YouTube, check out SULDUSK's latest music video for the track"Aphasia" here: https://youtu.be/0rF53CTmjDs

Order Lunar Falls now via Bandcamp. In addition to the digital version, Lunar Falls is also available as a Collector's Edition Digipack-CD (first press, limited to 1000 copies) and LP (limited colored vinyl with poster) via the Northern Silence Productions webshop or Bandcamp page. The black/white half-and-half edition of the vinyl, which is limited to only 99 copies, is only available via the NSP webshop while stock lasts.

Lunar Falls' undercurrent theme is about living on the margins, and the intolerable suffering and sacrifice in the quest for identity. Nature provides much of the lyrical inspiration as the source of refuge and guidance throughout this quest. Lunar Falls is dedicated to the memory of late singer-songwriter Aleah Starbridge (Trees of Eternity).

With Lunar Falls, Emily Highfield explains that she wants to convey an escape to a soothing and real place. Her organic, earthly approach to music creates an immersive soundscape - a powerful panorama of shimmering guitars, haunting melodies and atmospheric density.

SULDUSK first turned heads a few years ago after frontwoman and then-solo artist Emily Highfield uploaded some of her compositions to Soundcloud. When the melancholic black metal-infused acoustic track "Drogue" ended up reaching over 10,000 plays in less than a month, Highfield knew she was onto something great. This inspired Highfield to create the live and current incarnation of SULDUSK - a chamber metal ensemble which has since been embraced by audiences and underground musicians alike.

Lunar Falls was engineered, mixed and produced by Mark Kelson, with additional engineering by Jesse Oberin. The album was mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering.

Lunar Falls track listing:

1. Eleos

2. Solus Ipse

3. The Elm

4. Aphasia

5. Three Rivers

6. Autumnal Resolve

7. Catacombs

8. Nazaré

9. Drogue

10. Sovran Shrines

SULDUSK is:

Emily Highfield: Vocals, Guitar

Mark Kelson: Guitar, Bass, Keys

Glenn James: Percussion

Marty O'Shea: Drums

Nicky Blackmore and Bryan Murphy: Additional Guitar

Francesca Mountford: Cello

SULDUSK online:

www.facebook.com/suldusk

www.instagram.com/suldusk

suldusk1.bandcamp.com

"Emily Highfield, the sole creator of SULDUSK, has succeeded in creating thoroughly entrancing musical experiences through seamless juxtapositions of contrasting musical styles. Even her vocals are representative of those contrasts - both caustic in their acidity and beautifully ethereal in their clarity."

- No Clean Singing

"Mysterious, hypnotic, compelling songwriting. Haunting and beautiful, very original - gentle, soothing, and then at times unexpectedly powerful when it conjures other-worldly dark screams from the collective sub-conscious - like Mother Nature venting her fury!"

- David Hirschfelder, Internationally award-winning soundtrack composer

"Varyingly described as acoustic Black Metal, Blackgaze or Doom Folk, SULDUSK have a sound that is entirely their own and utterly captivating... While no comparison can truly capture the magic of SULDUSK, fans of Opeth's 'Damnation' album are likely to be impressed."

- Overdrive Magazine

Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya

Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya

TRYER: Ei Kuole Koskaan Full-Length From Finnish Hardcore Punk Collective Out Now And Streaming Via Suicide Records

Stream / Share TRYER's  Ei Kuole Koskaan     THIS LOCATION    Finnish melodic hardcore punk collective  TRYER  is pleased to unveil their  Ei Kuole Koskaan  full-length today via Suicide Records. Recorded by Mikael Neves and  TRYER , mixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge at GodCity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Weekend Nachos, Nails, Magrudergrind, Wake, Tragedy) at Audiosiege with cover art and layout by Jussi "Hytky" Pohjanen (Amorphis, Hexvessel),  Ei Kuole Koskaan  thrusts forth eleven tracks, built upon a concrete foundation that combines fast, melodic punk rock, feisty trash-riffs and hardcore aesthetics with a heavy metal twist. The band manages to capture the same intensity that has made them an underground success, known for their staggering live performances delivered with feverish energy.   Stream TRYER's  Ei Kuole Koskaan  in its entirety at    THIS LOCATION   .     Ei Kuole Koskaan  is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. For orders visit the Suicide Records Bandcamp page at    THIS LOCATION   .   In conjunction with the release of  Ei Kuole Koskaan,   TRYER  will play two special record release shows in Helsinki and Tampere respectively with The Queers, Häiriköt, and Lähtevät Kaukajunat, with additional performances in Finland throughout the spring months. See all confirmed dates below.   TRYER:  4/12/2019 Kuudes Linja - Helsinki, FI * Release Show w/ The Queers, Häiriköt, Lähtevät Kaukajunat 4/13/2019 Olympia - Tampere, FI * Release Show w/ The Queers, Häiriköt, Lähtevät Kaukajunat 4/19/2019 Monari - Kannus, FI 4/20/2019 Tukikohta - Oulu, FI 5/03/2019 Elämän Kevät Festivaali - Tampere, FI w/ Sur-Rur 5/24/2019 Bar15 - Seinäjoki, FI w/ Sur-Rur 5/25/2019 Brummi - Rauma, FI w/ Sur-Rur 5/31/2019 TVO - Turku, FI w/ Sur-Rur 6/01/2019 Leipätehdas - Vaasa, FI w/ Sur-Rur 7/19-20/2019 LPRHC Fest - Lappeenranta, FI  Forged in 2010,  TRYER  plays hard and fast hardcore punk with a heavy metal spinkick to the gut. The Finnish four-piece has raced its way through packed and sweaty basement shows to major music festivals such as Provinssi and Ilosaarirock, without ever sacrificing their inherent intensity and commitment to themselves or their audience. Sharing stages with the likes of Raised Fist, Propagandhi, and SNFU, the band has garnered a reputation as one of the greatest live acts in Finland today. You might leave a  TRYER -show exhausted or bruised, but you will leave with a smile every time!   "...a ripping dose of shouty punk that sounds like it could've come from the '80s SoCal scene, but with Martyrdöd-style leads in the mix." - BrooklynVegan    "...a well-made metal-influenced punk record for when you'd rather chug a beer and think about rad fantasy creatures rather than sip red wine and ponder the mysteries of Satan." -- Metal Utopia    http://www.facebook.com/tryerpunks   http://www.tryer.bandcamp.com   http://www.suiciderecords.se   http://www.facebook.com/suiciderds

Stream / Share TRYER's Ei Kuole Koskaan THIS LOCATION

Finnish melodic hardcore punk collective TRYER is pleased to unveil their Ei Kuole Koskaan full-length today via Suicide Records. Recorded by Mikael Neves and TRYER, mixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge at GodCity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Weekend Nachos, Nails, Magrudergrind, Wake, Tragedy) at Audiosiege with cover art and layout by Jussi "Hytky" Pohjanen (Amorphis, Hexvessel), Ei Kuole Koskaan thrusts forth eleven tracks, built upon a concrete foundation that combines fast, melodic punk rock, feisty trash-riffs and hardcore aesthetics with a heavy metal twist. The band manages to capture the same intensity that has made them an underground success, known for their staggering live performances delivered with feverish energy.

Stream TRYER's Ei Kuole Koskaan in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Ei Kuole Koskaan is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. For orders visit the Suicide Records Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release of Ei Kuole Koskaan, TRYER will play two special record release shows in Helsinki and Tampere respectively with The Queers, Häiriköt, and Lähtevät Kaukajunat, with additional performances in Finland throughout the spring months. See all confirmed dates below.

TRYER:
4/12/2019 Kuudes Linja - Helsinki, FI * Release Show w/ The Queers, Häiriköt, Lähtevät Kaukajunat
4/13/2019 Olympia - Tampere, FI * Release Show w/ The Queers, Häiriköt, Lähtevät Kaukajunat
4/19/2019 Monari - Kannus, FI
4/20/2019 Tukikohta - Oulu, FI
5/03/2019 Elämän Kevät Festivaali - Tampere, FI w/ Sur-Rur
5/24/2019 Bar15 - Seinäjoki, FI w/ Sur-Rur
5/25/2019 Brummi - Rauma, FI w/ Sur-Rur
5/31/2019 TVO - Turku, FI w/ Sur-Rur
6/01/2019 Leipätehdas - Vaasa, FI w/ Sur-Rur
7/19-20/2019 LPRHC Fest - Lappeenranta, FI

Forged in 2010, TRYER plays hard and fast hardcore punk with a heavy metal spinkick to the gut. The Finnish four-piece has raced its way through packed and sweaty basement shows to major music festivals such as Provinssi and Ilosaarirock, without ever sacrificing their inherent intensity and commitment to themselves or their audience. Sharing stages with the likes of Raised Fist, Propagandhi, and SNFU, the band has garnered a reputation as one of the greatest live acts in Finland today. You might leave a TRYER-show exhausted or bruised, but you will leave with a smile every time!

"...a ripping dose of shouty punk that sounds like it could've come from the '80s SoCal scene, but with Martyrdöd-style leads in the mix." - BrooklynVegan

"...a well-made metal-influenced punk record for when you'd rather chug a beer and think about rad fantasy creatures rather than sip red wine and ponder the mysteries of Satan." -- Metal Utopia

http://www.facebook.com/tryerpunks
http://www.tryer.bandcamp.com
http://www.suiciderecords.se
http://www.facebook.com/suiciderds

Power Metal Giants GLORYHAMMER Release First Single and Official Video for "Gloryhammer"

Third Album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, Out May 31 via Napalm Records

                                                               [Photo Credit: Robert Zembrzycki]   Wielding steel that is true Since 1992 For the King of Dundee, my destiny Glory! Hammer!   Symphonic power metal purveyors  GLORYHAMMER  have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   - out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders for   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   are now available  HERE .   On their 2013 debut album,   Tales from the Kingdom of Fife  ,  GLORYHAMMER 's story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland - a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!  In this latest installment of the  GLORYHAMMER  story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.  For   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex  , the five heroes around Angus McFife XIII created the galactic hymn, "Gloryhammer" , which tells the story about their own journey through time and space, the greatest battles of all times and neverending glory.   Listen to the new single    HERE   !   Christopher Bowes says about the track  "Gloryhammer" :  "Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it's time to watch the video for our new single... simply called    "Gloryhammer"   ! In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax... and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire... if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more..."    It is my destiny To rule the Galaxy I am the one The chosen son Glory! Hammer!    GLORYHAMMER 's new album   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex   will tell us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time. Until then, we expect to receive more parts of what will end as the best power metal album the galaxy has ever seen. Keep your eyes and ears open!   Zargothrax on the new album:   "Oh wow! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this album for what seems like centuries. For the last three years we've been working non-stop on it in absolute secrecy, and now it is finally complete! We can't wait for y'all to hear it...this is the greatest power metal album of all time. HOOTS!"   In conjunction with the release of   Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex  ,  GLORYHAMMER  will head out on a North American headline tour in late spring, featuring support from Aether Realm! The tour will kick off in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory on June 4, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18 in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

  [Photo Credit: Robert Zembrzycki]

Wielding steel that is true
Since 1992
For the King of Dundee, my destiny
Glory! Hammer!

Symphonic power metal purveyors GLORYHAMMER have released the first single and official music video cut from their highly-anticipated third studio album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex - out May 31, 2019 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders for Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex are now available HERE.


On their 2013 debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of FifeGLORYHAMMER's story began with the tale of an alternate-history medieval Scotland - a realm of dragons, wizards, magic and dark sorcery. The story tells the legend of the glorious hero Angus McFife XIII, who wages a long war against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax, in order to free the people of Dundee!

In this latest installment of the GLORYHAMMER story, the galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

For Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, the five heroes around Angus McFife XIII created the galactic hymn,"Gloryhammer", which tells the story about their own journey through time and space, the greatest battles of all times and neverending glory.

Listen to the new single HERE!

Christopher Bowes says about the track "Gloryhammer""Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Are you ready to raise up your laser powered goblin smasher to defeat the forces of Zargothrax? Then it's time to watch the video for our new single... simply called "Gloryhammer"! In this song, Angus McFife has arrived into a terrible alternate universe ruled by the evil wizard Zargothrax... and to make matters worse, his legendary Hammer of Glory is powerless! His only hope is to fly into space and recharge the hammer with the power of astral fire... if his quest fails, then the forces of evil led by the deathknight Ser Proletius will rain down nuclear fire upon the brave resistance fighters of the Kingdom of Fife. The tragic fate of the Kingdom of Fife hangs in the balance once more..."

It is my destiny
To rule the Galaxy
I am the one
The chosen son
Glory! Hammer!

GLORYHAMMER's new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex will tell us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time. Until then, we expect to receive more parts of what will end as the best power metal album the galaxy has ever seen. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Zargothrax on the new album: "Oh wow! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this album for what seems like centuries. For the last three years we've been working non-stop on it in absolute secrecy, and now it is finally complete! We can't wait for y'all to hear it...this is the greatest power metal album of all time. HOOTS!"

In conjunction with the release of Legends from Beyond the Galactic TerrorvortexGLORYHAMMER will head out on a North American headline tour in late spring, featuring support from Aether Realm! The tour will kick off in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory on June 4, and will stop in several major cities, coming to an end on June 18 in Austin, TX at Come and Take it Live! See below for all confirmed tour dates.

GLORYHAMMER  were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mould. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album,   Tales from the Kingdom of Fife   released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.  GLORYHAMMER  were able to top this success with their second full-length   Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards   (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category "Up & Coming" at the Metal Hammer Awards.   GLORYHAMMER are:  Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife - Vocals Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail - Guitars The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst - Bass Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee - Keyboards Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath - Drums   All info on:   Facebook   Instagram   Homepage

GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mould. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category "Up & Coming" at the Metal Hammer Awards.

GLORYHAMMER are:
Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife - Vocals
Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail - Guitars
The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst - Bass
Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee - Keyboards
Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath - Drums

All info on:
Facebook
Instagram
Homepage

Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Reveal Retro Sci-Fi Inspired Music Video for "New Breath"

Watch Now via Kerrang

New Album, Monument, out April 19, 2019

Pre-Order Now via Bandcamp | Vinyl Available via The Company KC

Monument  Album Art by Mark Facey   Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio  DRUIDS  recently announced that their new album,   Monument  , is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via  Bandcamp , with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here:  https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/   Today,  DRUIDS  have revealed the first official music video from   Monument   for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via  Kerrang :  https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/   Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells  Kerrang  about the video:  "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."   He adds about the track,  "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."     Monument   will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of  DRUIDS , check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon",  here  and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip"  here .  Though   Monument   is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on   Monument   depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.  Luke Rauch adds,  "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."     Monument  track listing:   1) New Breath  2) Iron Healer  3) Mirrors of Trigon  4) The Whip  5) Shivast    Monument   was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.   DRUIDS  will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:   Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:   4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library  4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's  4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge   DRUIDS  first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases -  Pray for Water  and  The Sound of Meditation  (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's  Cycles of Mobeum , the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up,  Spirit Compass , with producer Brandon Darner ( David Keuning, Radio Moscow ) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.   DRUIDS is:   Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar  Keith Rich: Drums  Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass   DRUIDS online:    www.facebook.com/druidsiowa    https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com   IG: @druidsiowa   Press praise for 2017's  Spirit Compass :    "...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies."  -  Svbterranean    "...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­  -  Riff Relevant    "...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as    Motörhead   ,    Black Sabbath   , and even    Mastodon    and many more. All the while,    DRUIDS    still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness."  -  The Circle Pit

Monument Album Art by Mark Facey

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here: https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/

Today, DRUIDS have revealed the first official music video from Monument for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via Kerranghttps://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/

Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells Kerrang about the video: "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."

He adds about the track, "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."

Monument will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of DRUIDS, check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon", here and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip" here.

Though Monument is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on Monument depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.

Luke Rauch adds, "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."

Monument track listing:

1) New Breath

2) Iron Healer

3) Mirrors of Trigon

4) The Whip

5) Shivast

Monument was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.

DRUIDS will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:

Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:

4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library

4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases - Pray for Water and The Sound of Meditation (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's Cycles of Mobeum, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, Spirit Compass, with producer Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.

DRUIDS is:

Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar

Keith Rich: Drums

Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass

DRUIDS online:

www.facebook.com/druidsiowa

https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com

IG: @druidsiowa

Press praise for 2017's Spirit Compass:

"...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies." Svbterranean

"...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­ Riff Relevant

"...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as MotörheadBlack Sabbath, and even Mastodon and many more. All the while, DRUIDS still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness." - The Circle Pit

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

Alternative Press Premieres New Music Video From Los Angeles Hard Rock Act Evol Walks

Blues Rock Track “The Fire” Is Featured On The Band’s New EP, “Our Time Is Now” With Writing Contributions From Members Of Black Veil Brides, Atreyu And The SuperJesus, And Hailed As “ Immediately Entrapping” By The Rock Pit Originally From Australia, Female-Fronted Band Prepares For New Music, Tour Dates   Music tastemakers  Alternative Press  today exclusively premiere the brand-new music video for  “The Fire”  from on-the-rise hard rock act  Evol Walks.  Originally from Australia, and now based in Los Angeles, the explosive five-piece is lead by frontwoman  Leah Martin-Brown  and features lead guitarist  Dre DiMura,  rhythm guitarist  Logan Nikolic,  bassist  Eliot Lorango  and drummer  Jimmy Lee  who are influenced by bands like  AC/DC, Monster Magnet, The Pretty Reckless  and Black Sabbath.   Of the catchy new track,  Martin-Brown  tells  Alternative Press: “ I had been listening to a lot of bluesy rock and I really wanted to write something in that vein. When coming up with the lyrics I decided to have a bit of fun with it and write from the perspective of the "evil" woman described in a lot of the classics. The one who will happily play with your emotions and watch you suffer. 'The Fire' is meant to be a modern response to tracks like 'Soul Stealer' by AC/DC or 'Sorrow' by David Bowie, 'Devil Woman' by Cliff Richard etc. I really wanted to write something from that perspective, kind of owning the character and showing that maybe it isn't such a terrible thing to be a bad girl.”  Watch the exclusive premiere on the  Alternative Press  website here:   https://www.altpress.com/features/evol-walks-the-fire-video/    “The Fire”  is featured on  Evol Walks  new EP,  “Our Time Is Now,”  released on January 18th and produced by  Erik Ron  ( Godsmack, Motionless in White, Sylar, New Years Day ) and featuring writing contributions from  Jake Pitts  ( Black Veil Brides ),  Dan Jacobs  and  Travis Miguel  ( Atreyu ) and  Tim Henwood  ( The Superjesus, Rogue Traders, Palace of the King ).  Named by  Triple M Australia  as one of the  Top 4 Best Up and Coming Rock Acts  and managed by the same firm as  Ghost, Mastodon  and  Slayer,  expect more from this act very soon including new music and tour dates.

Blues Rock Track “The Fire” Is Featured On The Band’s New EP, “Our Time Is Now” With Writing Contributions From Members Of Black Veil Brides, Atreyu And The SuperJesus, And Hailed As “ Immediately Entrapping” By The Rock Pit Originally From Australia, Female-Fronted Band Prepares For New Music, Tour Dates

Music tastemakers Alternative Press today exclusively premiere the brand-new music video for “The Fire” from on-the-rise hard rock act Evol Walks. Originally from Australia, and now based in Los Angeles, the explosive five-piece is lead by frontwoman Leah Martin-Brown and features lead guitarist Dre DiMura, rhythm guitarist Logan Nikolic, bassist Eliot Lorango and drummer Jimmy Lee who are influenced by bands like AC/DC, Monster Magnet, The Pretty Reckless andBlack Sabbath.

Of the catchy new track, Martin-Brown tells Alternative Press: “I had been listening to a lot of bluesy rock and I really wanted to write something in that vein. When coming up with the lyrics I decided to have a bit of fun with it and write from the perspective of the "evil" woman described in a lot of the classics. The one who will happily play with your emotions and watch you suffer. 'The Fire' is meant to be a modern response to tracks like 'Soul Stealer' by AC/DC or 'Sorrow' by David Bowie, 'Devil Woman' by Cliff Richard etc. I really wanted to write something from that perspective, kind of owning the character and showing that maybe it isn't such a terrible thing to be a bad girl.”

Watch the exclusive premiere on the Alternative Press website here:

https://www.altpress.com/features/evol-walks-the-fire-video/

“The Fire” is featured on Evol Walks new EP, “Our Time Is Now,” released on January 18th and produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Motionless in White, Sylar, New Years Day) and featuring writing contributions from Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides), Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel (Atreyu) and Tim Henwood (The Superjesus, Rogue Traders, Palace of the King).

Named by Triple M Australia as one of the Top 4 Best Up and Coming Rock Acts and managed by the same firm as Ghost, Mastodon and Slayer, expect more from this act very soon including new music and tour dates.

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Eyellusion Presents the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, Featuring the DIO Band and Special Guest Vocalists

Featuring the Ronnie James Dio Hologram Performing Live + Tim "Ripper" Owens and Oni Logan as Guest Vocalists Celebrate the Music and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio!

Tickets On Sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM Local Time via All Venues

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world - the  DIO RETURNS  Tour featuring the  Ronnie James Dio  hologram - is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The  DIO RETURNS  U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of  DIO  bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning  Ronnie James Dio  hologram.  The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer  DIO  family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens ( Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen ) and Oni Logan ( Lynch Mob ).  This 90-minute celebration of  Ronnie James Dio  will include all of the great fan favorites - such as "Holy Diver", "King of Rock N' Roll" and "We Rock" - taking fans on a  DIO  journey from  Rainbow  to  Black Sabbath,  to his own  DIO  material - with the legend himself!  The  DIO RETURNS  Tour will begin May 31, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and visit a month's-worth of cities, with more dates set to be announced.  Tickets for all confirmed tour dates go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM local time via all major ticketing outlets. For more information, please visit  www.ronniejamesdio.com/tour.html .  Simon Wright says,  "Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans."    DIO RETURNS 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:   May 31 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall  June 1 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live  June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre  June 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage  June 6 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  June 7 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre  June 8 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre  June 9 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount  June 11 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore  June 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live  June 14 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre  June 15 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth  June 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater  June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater  June 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion  June 21 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory  June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern  June 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl   + More TBA!   In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the  Ronnie James Dio  hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. Most recently in December 2017, thousands of fans in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium experienced  DIO  like never before via the  DIO RETURNS  tour.  For the past year, the presenting team at Eyellusion have been perfecting the production and unbelievable visual effects behind the amazing new  Ronnie James Dio  hologram. Watch a new trailer of the hologram in action here:  https://youtu.be/S94odyYYdKs   Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says,  "   Ronnie James Dio    was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new    Ronnie James Dio    hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It's an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!"   For more information on the  DIO RETURNS  U.S. Tour 2019, please vist  www.ronniejamesdio.com , or the social media sites below.  Facebook:  www.facebook.com/officialronniejamesdio   Twitter:  www.twitter.com/officialrjdio     Instagram:  www.instagram.com/_ronniejamesdio   For more information, visit  www.eyellusionlive.com  and follow the company @eyellusionlive on Twitter and Instagram.   About Eyellusion:   Eyellusion is live music's premier hologram entertainment company. It provides end-to-end hologram production services, from live streaming to full digital recreation. As music industry business models evolve, Eyellusion is working with a fast-growing roster of artists to open up new revenue streams, expand touring capabilities and meet fan demand. The Eyellusion team brings decades of global music industry and live touring experience, combining deep expertise with cutting-edge production and hologram display capabilities. Eyellusion is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York.

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world - the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram - is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.

The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).

This 90-minute celebration of Ronnie James Dio will include all of the great fan favorites - such as "Holy Diver", "King of Rock N' Roll" and "We Rock" - taking fans on a DIO journey from Rainbow to Black Sabbath, to his own DIO material - with the legend himself!

The DIO RETURNS Tour will begin May 31, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and visit a month's-worth of cities, with more dates set to be announced.

Tickets for all confirmed tour dates go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM local time via all major ticketing outlets. For more information, please visit www.ronniejamesdio.com/tour.html.

Simon Wright says, "Looking forward to hitting the road with this incredible piece of technology and celebrating Ronnie and his timeless music again with his friends and fans."

DIO RETURNS 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:

May 31 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

June 1 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre

June 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage

June 6 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

June 7 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

June 8 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre

June 9 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

June 11 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

June 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

June 14 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre

June 15 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth

June 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

June 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

June 21 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

+ More TBA!

In August 2016, Eyellusion surprised fans when it debuted the Ronnie James Dio hologram at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany. The hologram was also tapped to open the 2017 Pollstar Awards, wowing bookers and promoters in attendance and creating excitement for the forthcoming tour. Most recently in December 2017, thousands of fans in Germany, Poland, Spain, Romania, the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium experienced DIO like never before via the DIO RETURNS tour.

For the past year, the presenting team at Eyellusion have been perfecting the production and unbelievable visual effects behind the amazing new Ronnie James Dio hologram. Watch a new trailer of the hologram in action here: https://youtu.be/S94odyYYdKs

Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion says, "Ronnie James Dio was not only known for his amazing vocals, but also his incredible stage shows and performances. This show is a must see for all fans of Ronnie, new and old. The new stage production we have created plus the brand new Ronnie James Dio hologram have to be seen to be believed. This is a first of its kind metal show! We are celebrating Ronnie, with his live vocals, with his band he toured with for the last 17 years, and with a show that his fans will love! It's an over the top metal experience that will have the fans raising their horns throughout the show! We are excited for everyone to see what we have in store for the U.S. beginning on May 31 and the world to follow!"

For more information on the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, please vist www.ronniejamesdio.com, or the social media sites below.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialronniejamesdio

Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialrjdio  

Instagram: www.instagram.com/_ronniejamesdio

For more information, visit www.eyellusionlive.com and follow the company @eyellusionlive on Twitter and Instagram.

About Eyellusion:

Eyellusion is live music's premier hologram entertainment company. It provides end-to-end hologram production services, from live streaming to full digital recreation. As music industry business models evolve, Eyellusion is working with a fast-growing roster of artists to open up new revenue streams, expand touring capabilities and meet fan demand. The Eyellusion team brings decades of global music industry and live touring experience, combining deep expertise with cutting-edge production and hologram display capabilities. Eyellusion is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York.

ARCHSPIRE to Perform 'Relentless Mutation' in Entirety on Upcoming North American Tour

Canadian tech-death metal masters ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run and ticket links can be found below as well as on ARCHSPIRE's Official Website.

ARCHSPIRE comments, "We are VERY excited to announce we'll be playing the entire 'Relentless Mutation' album every night during Tech Trek IV!!! This has been something we've wanted to do for a long time, and now we're finally making it happen, come hangout with us this May/June! Stay Tech!"

ICYMI: The band also previously released a spicy new video to promote the tour, which can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band's guitar contest is still happening! In conjunction with the upcoming tour, ARCHSPIRE has partnered with Kiesel Guitars and Indie Merch Store to giveaway a brand new Kiesel AM7 Guitar to one fan with the sickest meme skills! The lucky winner and a runner up will both receive an Indie Merch Store prize pack as well. Check out the details below on how to enter:

How to enter: 1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme 2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest 3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below) 4. Follow @Archspireofficial Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

How to enter:
1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme
2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest
3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below)
4. Follow @Archspireofficial
Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

Kiesal Guitars Presents TECH TREK IV   ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):   05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ( TICKETS ) 05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ( EVENT LINK ) **Tix available @ door D.O.S. 05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar ( TICKETS ) 05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA** 05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ( TICKETS ) 06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK )  Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of  ARCHSPIRE  can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.   This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE  offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.   ARCHSPIRE  exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. Yet ARCHSPIRE  set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA.   The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed  ARCHSPIRE  gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.  With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels.  ARCHSPIRE  come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.  The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.  For more information on  ARCHSPIRE , give them a follow on their  OFFICIAL FACEBOOK ,  TWITTER , and  INSTAGRAM  pages.  For more on  SEASON OF MIST  artists, visit our official  WEBSITE ,  FACEBOOK , INSTAGRAM ,  YOUTUBE , and  TWITTER .

Kiesal Guitars Presents
TECH TREK IV

ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):

05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA**
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)

Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.


This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship thatARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.

ARCHSPIRE exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. YetARCHSPIRE set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA. 

The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed ARCHSPIRE gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.

With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels. ARCHSPIRE come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.

The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.

For more information on ARCHSPIRE, give them a follow on their OFFICIAL FACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAM pages.

For more on SEASON OF MIST artists, visit our official WEBSITEFACEBOOK,INSTAGRAMYOUTUBE, and TWITTER.

CHAD GRACEY OF +LIVE+ SIGNS WITH DRUM WORKSHOP (DW)

COINCIDING WITH BAND'S UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR OF ARENAS AND AMPHITHEATRES

CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR LANDMARK 'THROWING COPPER' ALBUM

Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride    Chad Gracey  of  +LIVE+ , known as one of the most respected drummers in the world and the heartbeat of the multi-platinum alternative rock band, has signed with  Drum Workshop  ( DW ).  The first show  Gracey  performed with  DW  drums was March 12 at the  Roxy Theatre  in  Los Angeles . Both  +LIVE+  and  Bush  played at a private event pegged to the recent announcement that both groups will co-headline arenas and amphitheatres this summer celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums ( Throwing Copper  and  Sixteen Stone ). Billed as The ALT-IMATE Tour , it kicks off  June 6th  in  Mashantucket, CT  with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta  and more before wrapping  September 8th  in Rochester, MI.   "We're incredibly honored to welcome Chad to the DW Family," says  Scott Donnell , Vice President of Global Marketing of  Drum Workshop . "He and his band have had an extraordinary career thus far, and we're thrilled to be part of their continuing musical journey."    "I am so excited to be joining the DW family," says  Chad Gracey  (recently profiled in   Modern Drummer  ).  "Their drums sound and look incredible, and I can't wait to play them on our summer tour as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Throwing Copper."  For more information on  +LIVE+ , visit:   WEBSITE  |  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM    ABOUT DRUM WORKSHOP INC.:   Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW's wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world's top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information, visit  www.dwdrums.com . Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter .

Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Chad Gracey of +LIVE+, known as one of the most respected drummers in the world and the heartbeat of the multi-platinum alternative rock band, has signed with Drum Workshop (DW).

The first show Gracey performed with DW drums was March 12 at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Both +LIVE+ and Bush played at a private event pegged to the recent announcement that both groups will co-headline arenas and amphitheatres this summer celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums (Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone). Billed asThe ALT-IMATE Tour, it kicks off June 6th in Mashantucket, CT with stops inBoston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 8th inRochester, MI.

"We're incredibly honored to welcome Chad to the DW Family," says Scott Donnell, Vice President of Global Marketing of Drum Workshop. "He and his band have had an extraordinary career thus far, and we're thrilled to be part of their continuing musical journey."  

"I am so excited to be joining the DW family," says Chad Gracey (recently profiled in Modern Drummer).  "Their drums sound and look incredible, and I can't wait to play them on our summer tour as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Throwing Copper."

For more information on +LIVE+, visit:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

ABOUT DRUM WORKSHOP INC.:

Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW's wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world's top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information, visit www.dwdrums.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NEW YEARS DAY RELEASE NEW SONG

(Photo credit: Hristo Shindov)   NEW ALBUM  UNBREAKABLE  OUT APRIL 26TH; AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER    HERE    (Anaheim, CA - April 5th, 2019) - Billboard charting rockers  New Years Day  release their new track " Come For Me " today. Check out the official lyric video for the track, which was added to  Spotify's New Music Friday  playlist,   HERE  . This is the third release off of the band's highly-anticipated album   Unbreakable   out on  April 26  via RED MUSIC.  "'Come For Me' is my fight song. It's my call to rally everyone who wants to get together and stand against anyone and everyone who's got something to say to us,"  states singer  Ash Costello .  "We live our lives online so much now. That invited anyone who's got a negative opinion into our worlds. I got to a point where I just felt that I wanted to turn it into a fun time, a fun song. It's the NYD version of 'Hollaback Girl'... just A LOT heavier. It's also the first song we wrote for the album AND the first song that I got to have 100% say in exactly what I wanted, how I wanted it to sound, what I wanted the song to do and what I wanted to say. No more metaphors. If you don't like me then say it to my face and not behind a screen. I'll guest list you"      "Come For Me" follows the band's previous releases " Shut Up " and " Skeletons ", which have both solidified New Years Day's position as the band to watch in 2019. "Shut Up", is Active Rock radio's #2 greatest gainer on the chart, jumping from  #44 to #26 . "Shut Up" is currently featured on Spotify's " Rock Hard ", " Heavy Queens ", " New Metal Tracks ", " New Noise ", and " Fierce Femmes " playlists along with Apple Music's  Breaking Hard Rock " playlist and Amazon Music's " Rock Scene ",  "Brand New Music ", and " Fresh Hard Rock " playlists. The track has over  500,000 total streams . Topping it off, the band's debut track, "Skeletons", off of  Unbreakable , has raked in  over3 million streams  and counting. Listen to "Skeletons"   HERE  .   Unbreakable , New Years Day's 4th studio album was produced by Mitchell Marlow ( All That Remains, In This Moment ) and Scott Stevens ( Halestorm, Shinedown & American Authors ).  Unbreakable  is the follow up to the band's 2015 LP,   Malevolence  , which hit  #45  on the  Billboard 200 , thanks to the radio hits " Defame Me " and " Kill Or Be Killed ."  The pre-order for  Unbreakable  is available digitally   HERE  .  New Years Day will be hitting the road this month with  Falling In Reverse  as support on the band's U.S. tour. The tour will kick off in Las Vegas on April 20th and will wrap on May 24th in Los Angeles. Tickets are available for purchase   HERE  .  Formed in Orange County, Calif. by  Ashley Costello ,  New Years Day  shook the scene with their  Century Media  debut,   Victim to Villain  , in 2013 featuring their breakout single  "Angel Eyes."  The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their   Epidemic   EP and critically-acclaimed   Malevolence   full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with  Ozzy Osbourne ,  Halestorm ,  Nine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah  and  Five Finger Death Punch  while also headlining the longest-running touring festival,  Vans Warped Tour , in 2017. As new challenges and new worlds beckon, the band released their most recent EP,   Diary of a Creep,   in January to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and their original track "Disgust Me".

(Photo credit: Hristo Shindov)

NEW ALBUM UNBREAKABLE OUT APRIL 26TH; AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

(Anaheim, CA - April 5th, 2019) - Billboard charting rockers New Years Day release their new track "Come For Me" today. Check out the official lyric video for the track, which was added to Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, HERE. This is the third release off of the band's highly-anticipated album Unbreakable out on April 26 via RED MUSIC. "'Come For Me' is my fight song. It's my call to rally everyone who wants to get together and stand against anyone and everyone who's got something to say to us," states singer Ash Costello. "We live our lives online so much now. That invited anyone who's got a negative opinion into our worlds. I got to a point where I just felt that I wanted to turn it into a fun time, a fun song. It's the NYD version of 'Hollaback Girl'... just A LOT heavier. It's also the first song we wrote for the album AND the first song that I got to have 100% say in exactly what I wanted, how I wanted it to sound, what I wanted the song to do and what I wanted to say. No more metaphors. If you don't like me then say it to my face and not behind a screen. I'll guest list you"


"Come For Me" follows the band's previous releases "Shut Up" and "Skeletons", which have both solidified New Years Day's position as the band to watch in 2019. "Shut Up", is Active Rock radio's #2 greatest gainer on the chart, jumping from #44 to #26. "Shut Up" is currently featured on Spotify's "Rock Hard", "Heavy Queens", "New Metal Tracks", "New Noise", and "Fierce Femmes" playlists along with Apple Music's Breaking Hard Rock" playlist and Amazon Music's "Rock Scene", "Brand New Music", and "Fresh Hard Rock" playlists. The track has over 500,000 total streams. Topping it off, the band's debut track, "Skeletons", off of Unbreakable, has raked in over3 million streams and counting. Listen to "Skeletons" HERE.

Unbreakable, New Years Day's 4th studio album was produced by Mitchell Marlow (All That Remains, In This Moment) and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown & American Authors). Unbreakable is the follow up to the band's 2015 LP, Malevolence, which hit #45 on the Billboard 200, thanks to the radio hits "Defame Me" and "Kill Or Be Killed."  The pre-order for Unbreakable is available digitally HERE.

New Years Day will be hitting the road this month with Falling In Reverse as support on the band's U.S. tour. The tour will kick off in Las Vegas on April 20th and will wrap on May 24th in Los Angeles. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley CostelloNew Years Day shook the scene with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single "Angel Eyes." The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically-acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy OsbourneHalestormNine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival, Vans Warped Tour, in 2017. As new challenges and new worlds beckon, the band released their most recent EP, Diary of a Creep, in January to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and their original track "Disgust Me".

Unbreakable  Track listing:   1.      Come For Me  2.      MissUnderstood  3.      Skeletons  4.      Unbreakable  5.      Shut Up  6.      Done With You  7.      Poltergeist  8.      Break My Body  9.      Sorry Not Sorry  10.   My Monsters  11.   Nocturnal  12.   I Survived   NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES   w/Falling In Reverse  April 20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues  April 21 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren  April 23 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre  April 24 - Houston, TX - House of Blues  April 26 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues  April 27 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm  April 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckchead Theater  April 29 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore  May 1 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore  May 3 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom  May 4 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium  May 5 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre  May 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA  May 8 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa  May 10 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall  May 11 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues  May 12 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues  May 14 - Denver, CO - The Odgen  May 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot  May 17 - Boise, ID - Revolution  May 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater  May 19 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market  May 21 - San Francisco, CA - Ace of Spades  May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern  w/Halestorm  November 13 - Paris, France - Pleyel  November 14 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium  November 16 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle  November 18 - Offenbach, Germany - Capitol  November 19 - Hamburg, Germany - Grobe Freiheit  November 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live  November 24 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - The SSE Hydro  November 25 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Motorpoint arena  November 27 - Cardiff, United Kingdom -Motorpoint Arena Cardiff  November 28 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace  *festival dates   "Come For Me":     Stream     "Shut Up":     Stream     Listen to "Skeletons" On:     Spotify      Apple Music      iTunes      Amazon Music     Follow New Years Day:     Website      Facebook      Twitter      Instagram     Purchase New Years Day Merch:     Century Media Store

Unbreakable Track listing:

1.      Come For Me

2.      MissUnderstood

3.      Skeletons

4.      Unbreakable

5.      Shut Up

6.      Done With You

7.      Poltergeist

8.      Break My Body

9.      Sorry Not Sorry

10.   My Monsters

11.   Nocturnal

12.   I Survived

NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES

w/Falling In Reverse

April 20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

April 21 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren

April 23 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre

April 24 - Houston, TX - House of Blues

April 26 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

April 27 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm

April 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckchead Theater

April 29 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore

May 1 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore

May 3 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

May 4 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium

May 5 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre

May 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA

May 8 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa

May 10 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall

May 11 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

May 12 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

May 14 - Denver, CO - The Odgen

May 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

May 17 - Boise, ID - Revolution

May 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater

May 19 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market

May 21 - San Francisco, CA - Ace of Spades

May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

w/Halestorm

November 13 - Paris, France - Pleyel

November 14 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium

November 16 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle

November 18 - Offenbach, Germany - Capitol

November 19 - Hamburg, Germany - Grobe Freiheit

November 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live

November 24 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - The SSE Hydro

November 25 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Motorpoint arena

November 27 - Cardiff, United Kingdom -Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

November 28 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

*festival dates

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