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Pallbearer Tours US with Gatecreeper and more

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
pallbearer In support of their recently released magnum opus Heartless, genre-defying giants Pallbearer are kicking off a North American tour today in Houston, which will take the band to the west coast, through the midwest (including a performance at Chicago’s Do Division festival on June 4th), and out to the east coast through June 7th. Check out the full routing, which features support from Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black, Venomous Maximus, and Inter Arma on select dates, below. Additionally, ticketing links for each show can be found here. Released last March on Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), Heartless is a 7-song album grander in scope than anything Pallbearer ...

Barn Burner Documentary on the rise of the Lancaster Metal Scene Takes Shape

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
barn burner doc A new documentary about the unlikely rise of the metal scene in Lancaster, PA is taking shape under the moniker, Barn Burner. This project has been spearheaded by local writer, producer, and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Tyler Horst (JUMP Magazine) for the past year and a half. The documentary focuses on the rise of such bands August Burns Red, This Or The Apocalypse, and Texas in July, among others. An Indiegogo campaign was just launched to support where donations garner limited T-shirts, posters, and more cool schwag related to the project. You can see the trailer for the documentary below. Horst and his video team are raising ...

Blekkmetal: Documentary on the origins of Norwegian black metal sees Philly screening April 19

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
blekkmetal documentary Blekkmetal is a documentary about the one-off 2015 festival of same name, celebrating the origins of Norwegian black metal. Featuring exclusive interviews and footage of Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, Helheim, Old Funeral, Kampfar, Hades Almighty and Gaahls Wyrd performing classic and rare songs from their catalog, Blekkmetal features an all-Canadian production team including director David Hall (alumnus of Concordia University), metal studies scholars Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University) and Jason Wallin (University of Alberta), and mobile media scholar Owen Chapman (Concordia University). Blekkmetal is co-produced by the festival’s organizers Ivar Bjørnson, Jannicke Wiese-Hansen and Kirsti Rosseland. [caption id="attachment_66989" align="alignnone" width="590"]gaahls wyrd gaahls wyrd[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66990" align="alignnone" ...

Neurosis & Converge Announce US Summer Tour Dates

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
neurosis, converge 2017 US tour Neurosis declares new tour dates for 2017, announcing a new run of North American Summer performances with Converge and Amenra. As the band continues to perform the works from their acclaimed eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, the upcoming tour will find Neurosis bringing their immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, and Southeastern Canada. The tour will embark out of Chicago on July 28th, with shows in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, New Haven, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia confirmed through August 7th. Iconic punk/metal experimenters Converge will supply direct support for Neurosis, and leading the charge will see Neurot labelmates Amenra making their long-awaited return ...

Bozzfest Benefit Show For Decibel Contributor D. Shawn Bosler this Friday in Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War, Anicon, Die Choking, Insect Ark

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
bozzfest Over the Christmas holiday, longtime Decibel contributor David Shawn Bosler was in a serious car accident that left him with a horrific list of broken bones and injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and putting him on a long road to full rehabilitation. On March 24th, 2017, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn is hosting a benefit show, with 100 percent of the money raised going to Bosler's recovery fund. Decibel has assembled a true, once-in-a-lifetime bill for the cause, topped by a rare live appearance from savage metalcore stalwarts ALL OUT WAR. They're joined by local black metal philosophers ANICON, brutal Philly grinders DIE CHOKING, and the hypnotic bass soundscapes of ...

SUNN O))): Launch Select Tour Dates in US, Canada, and UK

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
sunn O))) tour 2017 SUNN O))) will embark on their first series of live excursions of the year in just days, as the outfit prepares to tour through the Northeastern US and Southeast Canada, followed by a performance at Convergence Festival in the UK. SUNN O))) bring their immense music back to the Northeast USA and Southeastern end Canada with a week of shows, beginning this Sunday, March 12th in Washington, DC followed by shows in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia through March 18th. Support on all shows will be provided by Southern Lord labelmates, Montreal-based/Southern Lord-signed Big | Brave, who have been seen opening for ...

Trap Them announce West Coast US tour dates with Call Of The Void

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
trap them call of the void tour Trap Them have announced a series of West Coast US tour dates with Call Of The Void in April. TRAP THEM w/Call of the Void 4/20/2017 PHOENIX, AZ @ PUB ROCK 4/21/2017 SAN DIEGO, CA @ BRICK BY BRICK 4/22/2017 LOS ANGELES, CA @ COMPLEX 4/23/2017 LOS OSOS, CA @ SWEET SPRINGS 4/24/2017 SANTA CRUZ, CA @ CATALYST 4/25/2017 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ DNA LOUNGE 4/26/2017 SACRAMENTO, CA @ STARLITE LOUNGE 4/27/2017 PORTLAND, OR @ HIGH WATER MARK 4/28/2017 OLYMPIA, WA @ OBSIDIAN 4/29/2017 VANCOUVER, BC @ SBC 4/30/2017 SEATTLE, WA @ HIGHLINE Trap Them - Crown Feral (2016) Crown Feral by Trap Them Call Of the Void - AYFKM (2016)...

Full Of Hell Announce New Album ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’ coming May 5 on Profound Lore Records

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
full of hell trumpeting ecstasy Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band Full Of Hell have announced the release of their most punishing, virulent, and dynamic album in their 8-year long career; titled Trumpeting Ecstasy, the 11-song album will be available May 5th, 2017 via powerhouse label Profound Lore Records. Full Of Hell have had quite the journey leading up to the release of this this third full-length album; the band’s embryonic beginnings displayed their palette at it’s most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, they have bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk and ...

Artificial Brain to release new LP Infrared Horizon via Profound Lore Records in April; Stream new song

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
artificial brain infrared horizon Long Island, New York-based sci-fi death metal quintet, Artificial Brain, will release their second album, Infrared Horizon, through Profound Lore Records in April, the label issuing an early stream of the track "Synthesized Instinct" alongside the album's cover artwork, track listing, and preorders. Produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, Infrared Horizon sees Artificial Brain traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. Lyrical themes delve into concepts within a dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings and who believe themselves to be not of creation ...

SECT: Hardcore Outfit Feature Members Of Cursed, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, & More Signs To Southern Lord; Band To Record Second LP With Kurt Ballou

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
sect Southern Lord has signed North American hardcore outfit SECT, the band comprised of an international cast of scene veterans hailing from the likes of Cursed, Burning Love, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, Undying, Day Of Suffering, No Tomorrow and many more. The result of these musicians' alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol. With two countries and four hometowns between them, SECT was born when two project ideas between tour mates merged into the same experiment, finally taking shape in 2015 and culminating in recording sessions in Raleigh, North Carolina in early 2016. The band is comprised of five veterans of '90s hardcore ...

Milwaukee powerviolence unit Falter Launch DIY West Coast US Tour

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
falter west coast tour 2017 Champions of the Milwaukee DIY community and purveyors of hard-hitting, hardcore-laced powerviolence, Falter have launched a fresh West Coast tour that commenced in Denver alongside Of Feather & Bone earlier this week. In line with the band's DIY ethics, only routing details have been made public for this outing. Gotta ask a punk. Darker by Falter MKE Falter West Coast 2017 2/11 Denver, CO 2/12 Cheyenne, WY 2/13 Salt Lake City, UT 2/14 Boise, ID 2/15 Seattle, WA 2/16 Olympia, WA 2/17 Portland, OR 2/18 Chico, CA 2/20 Reno, NV 2/21 Sacramento, CA 2/22 Oakland, CA 2/23 San Luis Obisbo, CA 2/24 Coachella Valley, CA 2/25 Los Angeles, CA 2/27 Tuscon, AZ 2/28 El ...

Okkultokrati Announces European & UK Tour Dates for March & April

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Okkultokrati 2017 tour Norwegian mavericks Okkultokrati are hitting the road again in support of their inventive and addictive Raspberry Dawn album, released in September through Southern Lord. The confirmed listing of shows is below, and the band is currently booking more shows to be announced. While paying homage to their native region's 1990s black metal heritage, the cinematic synth/goth rock of the prior decade, and the raging early punk movement ahead of that, Okkultokrati still manages to create sincerely original and infectious music through every bar of Raspberry Dawn, resulting in a starkly raw and original sounding album. Raspberry Dawn by Okkultokrati Raspberry Dawn ...

Oathbreaker Announces U.S. Tour in March & April 2017

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
oathbreaker US Tour In support of their critically-acclaimed masterpiece Rheia which was released in Fall 2016 on Deathwish, Belgium’s Oathbreaker have announced a spring headline tour in the USA this March and April. Appearing on select dates as support are King Woman (3/15-3/24), Khemmis (3/26-4/6), Sannhet (4/8-4/9) and Jaye Jayle on the entirety of the tour (3/15-4/9). Check out all tour dates listed below and look for tickets at theoathbreakerreigns.com. Oathbreaker’s Rheia has been praised by countless publications in worldwide and features the most honest, fragile and self-reflective lyrics that the band has written thus far in its 8+ year long career. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by ...

Homewrecker hit the road for shows with Weekend Nachos, Expire, Nails, more

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Homewrecker band 2017 Homewrecker stage-dives right into 2017 with a slew of live dates, starting January 13th in Chicago with Weekend Nachos' final show, and including a two-week run with Expire as part of their final tour, slots on Midwest Blood Fest, Modified Ghost Fest, and 71 Grind Fest, shows with Nails, and more. Homewrecker will record its new album this year with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, to be released on Good Fight Music. Extinction By Design by Homewrecker Homewrecker Tour Dates Jan 14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean - w/ Weekend Nachos (final show) Jan 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Triple Zero Jan 21 - Gary, ...

Pyrrhon to release new material via Willowtip & Throatruiner Records

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
pyrrhon band 2017 Experimental New York death metal band Pyrrhon (pronounced "peer-on”) have partnered up with Willowtip records (North America) and Throatruiner (Europe) to release new material. "We're absolutely thrilled to be working with these two fantastic labels, as clichéd as that might be. Willowtip has been the foremost name in weirdo death metal mutations since we were all in middle school, and Throatruiner has become one of the world's best purveyors of unclassifiable heaviness in recent years. Both have released work by many past and current band favorites, and we look forward to delivering our strongest work yet (another cliché, but true!) amid such excellent company”, comments vocalist Doug Moore. The band ...

GATECREEPER: Support Nails And Toxic Holocaust On Upcoming North American Tour

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
nails, toxic holocaust, gatecreeper tour 2017 Classic death metal newcomers Gatecreeper will begin their 2017 live takeover with a North American run supporting Nails and Relapse labelmates, Toxic Holocaust. Set to commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage seventeen cities through April 1st in Los Angeles, California, the crushing tour package follows Gatecreeper's recent punishing performance at Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this past December. Gatecreeper w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust: 3/16/2017 Orpheum - Orlando, FL 3/17/2017 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 3/18/2017 Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC 3/19/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC 3/20/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA 3/21/2017 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA 3/22/2017 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - New York City, ...

Slave To The Grind Fest hits Toronto this Saturday with SIEGE, PLF, Die Choking & More

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
slave to the grind fest 2017 A group of DIY filmmakers behind the forthcoming 2017 documentary focusing on grindcore and related sub-genres,  "Slave To The Grind" are hosting a second annual Slave To The Grind Fest this Saturday at Toronto's Velvet Underground venue with an exceptional lineup of grind royalty and newcomers including SIEGE, PLF, Die Choking,  Ground, Deche-ChargeGas Chamber and more!  Tickets are still available.    

All Pigs Must Die Tour Europe with Gust in 2017

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
all pigs must die gust 2017 tour All Pigs Must Die has announced a European tour with Southern Lord labelmates Gust. The unification of musicians in All Pigs Must Die -- including members of Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse, and The Red Chord -- also head into Godcity Studio this month to record their third album, which will emerge in the new year through Southern Lord. In the meantime, the band are making "Curse Of Humanity" and "Silencer" 7 -inch records available digitally for the first time via the APMD Bandcamp, where you can also stream the dissonant and punishing album, Nothing Violates This Nature, one of 2013's cruelest sounding releases ...

Neurosis prepare for West Coast dates starting Dec 17 in San Francisco

Monday, December 12th, 2016
neurosis 2016 Neurosis continues to bring the monolithic tones of their recently-released Fires Within Fires LP to audiences, with a run of four West Coast North American live performances rapidly approaching next week. Following recent shows in London with Earth, Discharge, and Subhumans, and two shows in Portland with labelmates Yob and Kowloon Walled City, Neurosis next week plays to fans in their Bay Area origin, with a show in San Francisco on December 17th, again with support from Yob, Kowloon Walled City. The next day, Neurosis headlines the multi-day The Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles, the fest also including sets from Wolves In The Throne Room, Incantation, Nails, ...

Sixth Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup & Dates Announced

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Decibel Tour 2017 Since its inception in 2004, Decibel has redefined what a metal magazine can accomplish. From authoritative books and celebrated festivals to the revitalization of the classic flexi disc format and the creation of the renowned Decibel Hall of Fame series, Decibel continues to push far beyond the accepted boundaries of print. The annual Decibel Magazine Tour -- launched in 2012 -- may very well be the finest of its ventures. For the past six years, ambitious curation has unified artists from far reaches of the extreme universe who would otherwise never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The lineup for the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud ...

Hollow Earth stream new album Dead Planet on eve of Good Fight Music release

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Hollow Earth band With new album Dead Planet out this Friday, December 2nd, on Good Fight Music, Hollow Earth offers up a stream of the entire album, premiered via MetalInjection: Founded in the greater Detroit area, Hollow Earth has been perfecting its apocalyptic metalcore over the past few years, gradually arriving at a sound that's essentially the ultimate soundtrack to hurtling through glorious yet deadly expanses of deep space. Dead Planet pushes Hollow Earth's outerspace obsessions via a full-fledged sci-fi storyline, connecting it to the band's previous release, the Parting Remains EP. Concept and music are synced perfectly – monolithic Neurosis-core evokes visions of the interstellar void. Produced by Misery Signals' Greg Thomas, ...