What The Hell is Going On


 SLAYER Returns to LA



·        Friday, June 26th @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre - 2050 Entertainment Cir, San Diego, CA - Lawn Promo: $12.14/Groupon: $10.65/4-Pack Lawn: $10.90/Lawn: $17.15/4-Pack Rsvd: $12.65/Platinum Seating: $17.15/Rsvd: $17.15/Ga-Pit: $17.15 - DOS: 1:00/SH: 1:20  
*this is the kick off date, plus where the headquarters of title sponsors COLDCOCK WHISKEY are located. The founders are available to chat!

         Saturday, June 27th  @  San Manuel Amphitheater - 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino, Ca - Lawn Promo: $7.50-$12.49/Groupon: $15/Lawn: $22.50/Loge: $25.83/Vip: $59.16/Platinum Seating: $59.16/Orchestra: $59.16/Ga-Pit: $59.16 - DOS: 1:00/SH: 1:20
*REDMF Co-founder John Reese is based in LA and is also available to chat!

         Sunday, June 28th @ Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Ca - One Amphitheatre Parkway - Lawn Promo: $6.75/Groupon: $8.50/Lawn: $16.75/Rsvd: $16.75; $32; $52; $72/Platinum Seating: $59.16 - DOS: 1:00/SH: 1:20

 Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.
 VII: Sturm Und Drang is now available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon, which include “Still Echoes” and “512” as instant-grat tracks. In addition, the album is available for pre-order in connection with several exclusive bundles at http://smarturl.it/vii-preorder.
    Cannibal Corpse confirms Latin American tour with Testament!

Cannibal Corpse have confirmed that they will be touring Latin America in November and December with thrash legends, Testament! The tour begins November 17th in Brazil, and concludes on December 2nd in Guadalajara, Mexico. The combined weight of these two bands will surely mean these shows will sell fast. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 10 at 10am ET at liberationmc.com/tours!

11/17 Porto Alegre, Brazil Opiniao
11/18 Curitiba, Brazil Vanilla Music Hall
11/20 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Circo Voador
11/21 Sao Paulo, Brazil Carioca Club
11/24 Buenos Aires, Argentina Groove
11/25 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
11/26 Lima, Peru Embarcadero 41
11/28 Bogota, Colombia Downtown Majestic
11/29 San Jose, Costa Rica Club Peppers
12/01 Mexico City, MX Pabellón Oeste Del Palacio de los Deportes
12/02 Guadalajara, MX Teatro Studio Cavaret

European Summer Tour
06/10 Paris, FR Petit Bain
06/12 Kristainsand, NO Kick
06/13 Stavanger, NO Folken
06/14 Bergen, NO Hulen
06/15 Drammen, NO Union Scene
06/16 Trondheim, NO Blaest
06/18 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
06/19 Dessel, BE Graspop
06/20 Rouen, FR 106
06/21 Clission, FR Hellfest
07/10 Paris, FR Le Petit Bain
07/11 Marseille, FR Le Moulin
07/12 Palma De Mallorca, ES Gremi
07/13 Valencia, ES Rock City
07/14 Malga, ES Trinchera
07/16 Viveiro Lugo, ES Resurrection Fest
07/17 Bilbao, ES Santana 27
07/18 Albi, FR Xtreme Fest
07/19 Milan, IT Magnolia
07/20 Bologna, IT Zr
07/21 Tolmin, SI Metaldays
07/22 Budapest, Hu Club 202
07/24 Bucharest, RO Arenele Romane
07/25 Sofia, BG Mixtape 5 Club
07/26 Thessaloniki, GR Principal Club
07/27 Athens, GR Fuzz Club
07/29 Belgrade, CS Dom Omaldine
07/30 Vienna, AT Szene
07/31 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
08/01 Wacken, DW Wacken Open Air
08/02 Malmo, S Kulturbaloget
08/03 Berlin, DE Postbahnhof
08/04 Munster, DE Sputnikhalle
08/06 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault Fest
08/07 Schlotheim, DE Party San Open Air
08/08 Leeuwarden, NL Into The Grave
08/11 Trier, DE Ex-Haus
08/12 Luzern, CH Schuur
08/13 Cologne, DE Werkstatt
08/14 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse
08/15 Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze
A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band's storied history! This is the band's thirteenth full-length album. It was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios in Flordia. The record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed ill-omened brutality as only Cannibal Corpse can deliver.
Watch current and past videos from Cannibal Corpse on the youtube playlist HERE. Also, check out George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and Orion of Behemoth as they play the new video game Evolve in the recently released video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6nFf2kOq5E
  Breaking necks with their punishing riffs, incredible breakdowns backed by wrenching screams and a heavy brutal groove assault, Red Deer, AB's LEAVE THE LIVING will be hitting the road across Western Canada (AB, BC, MB SK) for the Pacifist / Fallows Tour w/ Edmonton's Netherward in support of their debut album 'Pacifist' released this spring on May 1st and available both digitally and on CD
June 13 - Farmageddon Open Air - Ryley, AB - Tickets and info http://www.farmageddon.ca/ 

July 16 - Edmonton, AB @ DV8
July 17 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Burning Beard
July 18 - Winnipeg, MB @The Zoo
July 20 - Regina, SK @ The Club
July 21 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Liquid Nightclub
July 22 - Lethbridge, AB @ Inferno
July 23 - Nelson, BC @ The Kootenay Co-Op Radio
July 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winker Beans
July 25 - Chilliwack, BC @ The Echo Room
July 27 - Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Freds
July 29 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
July 30 - Red Deer, AB @ The Vat Pub
Aug 2 – Loud As Hell Fest – Drumheller, AB – Tickets and info http://www.loudashell.com/
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VESPERIA as this year's 2015 winner. The band was crowned champion after performing alongside MEDEVIL (Vancouver), BLEED (Edmonton), ENDLESS CHAOS (Winnipeg), MIDNIGHT MALICE (Toronto), NORDHEIM (Quebec City) who represented the top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada. 
VIRGIN STEELE will release their new album this June 23rd via SPV/Steamhammer.  The title of the album is Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation and the album will have three different versions of the cover art. 
 Front man David Defeis speaks on the new album:
 "Our new album which is called Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation, is not a concept album per se, but there is a through line that connects the tracks. The lyrics essentially deal with relationship issues and by that I mean.... the connections between entities.... as in all sorts of beings, not only human beings...but also Gods & Goddesses, Spirits, Elements, or whatever, plus various creatures, animal, vegetable and or mineral, but largely the album is about connections between people. People and their belief systems, people and their Gods or Goddesses...people and their life philosophies and also the various substances we invest or inject into our daily or nightly rituals and our worldview, and all the complexities of what drives us, makes us who we are and takes us where we may...or may not be going. To sum it up this album is about.... all the various ways in which humans can entangle themselves, or destroy themselves...so the album's title essentially encompasses what the vibe of the whole Work is about. The title relates to the album in the way that the title "NOBLE SAVAGE", or "AGE OF CONSENT", expressed each of those particular Works. The title provides a framework and connective tissue, but each song is really its own thing.
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Italian stoner doom metal band RETURN FROM THE GRAVE has planned to record a new EP during next August, for a November release with Italian label ARGONAUTA RECORDS.
The new work will be entitled THREE(P) and will feature three new tracks, bonded together by a concept. More details, including artwork and song titles, will be revealed next Fall.
The band has also a new bass player, Davide (previously guitarist on WILD PIPES) who will record the new songs and will also play live on the next gigs.
www.argonautarecords.com - www.facebook.com/returnfromthegrave
Deuce Radio Show  shows #302 and #303 are now LIVE and available for you to listen to.
The Deuce Show is a weekly broadcast featuring bands and artists promoted by DEUCE and are presented by Matt Barker.  At present, we have 26 radio stations worldwide broadcasting the shows including the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and New Zealand to name but a few; 8 of which broadcast on an FM frequency.  
A full list of the radio stations broadcasting the Deuce Show can be found HERE http://www.deucemusic.com/#!radiostations/c2371 and you can listen to all of the latest Deuce Shows by visiting www.soundcloud.com/deuce-show

Relapse Records Newsletter June 2015
MYRKUR Announces New Album, M Out August 21st on Relapse Records

On the heels of MYRKUR's universally praised debut EP, comes M, the Danish black metal phenom's highly anticipated first full-length album. Recorded in various locations of Oslo, Norway (including renowned artist Emanuel Vigeland's Museum) with co-producer Garm - the mastermind behind black metal legends Ulver - M finds MYRKUR achieving the grandiose heights that everyone hoped she would climb to. The melodies are lush and the brutality devastating. M is a highly developed metal masterpiece that blends second-wave black metal, Nordic folk music, classical instrumentation and haunting choirs. Rounded out on record by members of Mayhem & Nidingr plus a guest appearance from Christopher Amott, formerly of Arch Enemy, MYRKUR has quickly established herself as one of the best and most intriguing acts in metal today.

M will see its worldwide release August 21st via Relapse alongside her first ever live performance, headlining the black stage at Denmark's Roskilde Festival with Deafheaven and Tombs. Numerous other festival appearances around Europe are planned throughout the year. Physical and digtal pre-orders are now available and include a special deluxe LP package containing an exclusive bonus track of the "Skadi" demo.
Amidst their nearly two-dozen releases over the past decade, Infinite Dissolution will mark LOCRIAN's second album for the diverse Relapse roster as it hits the street in late July, amidst the band's celebration of its tenth anniversary. One of the most determined tracks on Infinite Dissolution, the nearly eight-minute-long "An Index Of Air" is subdivided into three movements -- i. Divinations, ii. Air Structures, iii. and Watcher Of The Clouds -- the track encompassing the apex of the record. The track delivers a permeating vision of our planet in environmental peril, as does the rest of the album, which is inspired by the book, "The Sixth Extinction," a futurist look at the current mass extinction of Earth which our generation attempts to thrive within every day. LOCRIAN is here joined by Dana Schechter of Insect Ark on slide guitar and Erica Burgner-Hannum of The Holy Circle on vocals, whose contributions help shape the segments of the song.
SKINLESS New Album Only the Ruthless Remain is NOW AVAILABLE in Stores and Online!
New York death metal legends Skinless return with their first new album in over eight years and their most brutal and skull-crushing offering to date!
Remain Dystopian is a vicious, 17 song blast of relentless and infectious death metal infused grindcore featuring guest appearances from Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates) and J.R. Hayes (Pig Destroyer).

"Remain Dystopian is the kind of record that will rip your jaw clean off and then tear your eyes from their sockets but leave them attached and dangling so you can admire your own tongue as it flops around making horrible gurgling noises. Or, put more succinctly: it’s one of the best grind albums of 2015." -MetalSucks 
WINDHAND Complete New Album; Announce Tour Dates

Windhand's highly anticipated, third full-length album is ready.  Grief's Infernal Flower is set for release September 18th on Relapse Records. Recorded in Seattle atSoundhouse Recording with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire), the album contains nine songs and promises to be their most ambitious record to date.  Noisey got an exclusive look behind the scenes while recording back in March at "doom metal's most anticipated album's of the year"   
 PINKISH BLACK: Complete New Album; Announce Tour Dates with Arabrot
Forth Worth, TX's ominous and experimental post-everything duo PINKISH BLACK have completed the recording of their upcoming third full-length and Relapse Records debut. Recorded at Echo Lab studios in Argyle, TX this past February, the album will see a Fall release.
Additionally, PINKISH BLACK have announced a series of Summer tour dates with Norwegian noise-rockers Årabrot. The dates kick off in Austin, TX on July 14th and a complete listing of dates including a Texas show with Neurosis is listed below.
Additionally, Relapse will release the final works by their original group THE GREAT TYRANT entitled The Trouble With Being Born, alongside the release of the new album. More details on that will be announced shortly.
Invent, Animate Announce Tour In Support Of
Phineas & Silent Planet
 (Port Neches, TX)-  Invent, Animate has announced a summer tour with  Phineas and Silent Planet. The tour is in support of Phineas' new album, Till The End.
6/24 Mt. Union, PA @ Creation Fest NE
6/25 Jamestown, NY @ LVN Renaissance Center 
6/26 Kingston, ON @ Cafe Church 
6/27 Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
6/28 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry (w/ SP)
6/29 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
6/30 Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
7/1 Toledo, OH @ Iggy’s (w/ SP)
7/2 Urbana, IL @ Audiofeed Fest (w/ SP)
7/3 Bloomington, IN @ Rhino’s (w/ SP)
7/4 Urbana, IL @ Audiofeed Fest 
7/5 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse (w/ SP)
7/7 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (w/ SP)
7/8 Omama, NE @ Sokol Underground (w/ SP)
7/9 Davenport, IA @ The Center/Skate Church (w/ SP)
7/10 Lexington, KY @ Ichthus Fest
7/11 Appleton, WI @ LifeFest
7/12 Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
7/14 Fargo, ND @ New Direction
7/15 Regina, SK @ Mojo Club
7/17 Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Fest 
    GOATWHORE To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Louisiana road demons, GOATWHORE, will take to the streets again later this week on an epic North American headlining tour. With support from Ringworm, Black Breath and labelmates, Theories, the lengthy trek will devour three-dozen venues beginning June 5th on their home turf of New Orleans and coming to a close on July 12th in Atlanta. The latest run follows the band's recent Australian and European onstage demolitions. Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.
In celebration of GOATWHORE's latest bout of live debauchery, Revolver is giving away a limited edition signed screen print of the band's stunning Constricting Rage Of The Merciless cover along with the band's four Metal Blade releases - Constricting…, Blood For The Master, Carving Out The Eyes Of God and A Haunting Curse - on CD. Enter to win NOW at: revolvermag.com.
In related news, GOATWHORE will be compiling live footage from the upcoming tour for a new video for the fan-favorite track, "FBS." If you're attending show on this tour (or have footage from previous tours) and you capture any video on your mobile device, post it to youtube and send the link to goatwhorevideo@gmail.com. Your clips could be featured in the brand new video and your YouTube channel credited in the final video's description!
06/05 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Ringworm, Theories, Fat Ugly Stupid People
06/06 FreePress Summer Festival 2015 - Houston, TX
06/07 Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX w/ Ringworm, Theories
w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories:
06/08 Inside @ Red 7 - Austin, TX
06/09 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
06/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
06/11 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
06/12 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
06/13 Stummer's - Fresno, CA
06/14 The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
06/15 The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
06/16 Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
06/17 Duffy's Hangar - Salem, OR
06/18 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
06/19 The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
06/20 Level Upstairs - Kelowna, BC
06/21 Dickens Pub - Calgary, AB
06/22 The Starlite - Edmonton, AB
06/23 O'Brian's Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
06/24 The Exchange - Regina, SK
06/25 The Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
06/26 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
06/27 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
06/28 Majestic Jr. - Detroit, MI
06/29 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
06/30 The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
07/01 The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
07/02 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
07/03 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
07/04 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
07/05 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
07/06 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
07/08 Underground Arts: Black Box - Philadelphia, PA
07/09 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.
07/10 The End - Nashville, TN
07/11 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
07/12 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
End Tour
08/15 Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA
Additionally and in conjunction with the tour, iTunes will be launching a special GOATWHORE sale. Each of the band's four Metal Blade-issued full-length will be available for a cool $7.99 from June 5th through July 13th.
GOATWHORE will be touring in support of their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, unleashed last July via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the record hit the #21 spot on Billboard's Rock Chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Chart, #13 on the Independent Chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.
 Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS return in 2015 with their third studio release 'World In Decay' produced by Grammy award winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors). The album is set to be released on August 4, 2015 via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010's 'Engines of Oppression' and 2008 debut 'Rise From Ashes' released on Metal On Metal Records.  The band also plans to tour extensively this summer, bringing their explosive live show full of thrash and shred, which they are known for as a local favorite in the Pacific Northwest.


Addressing The Masses Ep. 1


Legendary death metal unit, SIX FEET UNDER, dropped the infernal bounty of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length upon North America yesterday via Metal Blade Records. Composed by renowned growl monarch, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall, Crypt Of The Devil serves as the band's eleventh studio offering and dishes up ten diseased slabs of unfettered death metal barbarity ornamented in Barnes' haunting prose. Surveying the darkest, most abysmal depths of the human condition, the record is alarming in both sound, mind and spirit.Smoke up and get evil, courtesy of High Times, at hightimes.com.
 Canada's epic metal quartet, VESPERIA have announced a string of tour dates across Western Canada this July with select dates supported by  Winnipeg's melodic death metal band Laika (https://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial). These dates come in addition to their Canadian East Coast dates that VESPERIA will be completing next month in support of their upcoming EP 'The Iron Tempests' (release date TBA) that will span around 18-24 minutes long and will be co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow's Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than VESPERIA's frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
May 6, 2015 - Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have http://s03.fbridgecdn.net/users_files/43/57443/northernconquest2015.jpgpremiered an exclusive clip from the "Making of Coma Ecliptic" DVD on Billboard today! In the clip, lead singer Tommy Rogers discusses the concept of the band's upcoming, highly anticipated, album Coma Ecliptic. http://s03.fbridgecdn.net/users_files/43/57443/northernconquest2015.jpgFans can watch the video now
BLOOD & INK RECORDS is very happy to welcome NEW HEART to the Blood & Ink Records family. NEW HEART's Time Is Running Out EP will be available May 26th via Blood & Ink Records. Pre-orders are now available for limited edition tape and shirt packages at store.bloodandinkrecords.com
Swedish death metal act CUT UP have finished recording their debut album for Metal Blade and will release "Forensic Nightmares" June 30th in North America and on June 26th in Europe. A brand new video has been launched for "Burial Time", and can be seen now at metalblade.com/cutup, where pre-order bundles are also available.
(New York, N.Y.): German six-piece Eskimo Callboy will release their latest album, Crystals, in the U.S. on June 23 via Spinefarm Records. 
The band's label debut Crystals, which is their third overall, recently debuted in Germany at No. 6. 
  CRYPTIC HYMN has posted a new guitar playthrough for their latest single 'Revel In Disgust' at the following link here. The track is also available for free download on Bandcamp https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases and Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/cryptic-hymn/revel-in-disgust  and is to give fans a taste of what's to come in 2015 as the band works on pre-production of their debut release. The blackened death metallers are a newly formed brutal assault featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis Upcoming Show Dates:

June 21 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ FUBAR
For more info, please follow Cryptic Hymn at these links:
Italian dark metallers GRAVEWORM will release their new studio album "Ascending Hate" on June 19th (EU) / July 7th (US).
For the band it marks the return, three and a half years after "Fragments Of Death".
"Ascending Hate" will be available as CD, Digipak (incl. Sticker), ltd. white Vinyl & ltd. metal box (incl. Digipak, t-shirt, signed autograph card and gimmicks).
Canadian melodic metallers BOREALIS have inked a deal with AFM Records and will release their new album "Purgatory" on June 19th (EU) / July 21st (North America). So far this young and talented band may mostly be known to insiders and a smaller but devoted fanbase, but their new (3rd) album “Purgatory” proves that BOREALIS belong to the best bands in the genre.
With the final descent of Obliteration, the imminent new long player from Swedish death metal legion, ENTRAILS, now less than two weeks away, today the death dealers at Cvlt Nation are pleased to raise the dead with the coffinated sounds of latest single, "Obliterate."
With extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal - that's DELAIN and that's how Symphonic Metal sounds in 2015!
 DELAIN with Nightwish and Sabaton
5/8: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
5/11: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
5/12: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/13: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/14: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
22.10.15 UK - Bristol / Marble Factory
23.10.15 UK - Birmingham / Institute Library 
24.10.15 UK - Manchester / Academy 2
25.10.15 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington
 With Special Guest: The Gentle Storm                                       
28.10.15 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie
29.10.15 FR - Paris / Divan Du Monde
30.10.15 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
31.10.15 DE - Andernach / Juz Live Club
02.11.15 DE - München / Backstage Halle
03.11.15 IT - Milan / Live Club
04.11.15 AT - Graz / Explosiv
05.11.15 HU - Budapest / Club 202
06.11.15 SK - Bratislava / Randal Club
07.11.15 PL - Warschau / Club Progresia
After the release of the critically acclaimed EP "The Key and the Gate" the Swedish sextet YEAR OF THE GOAT from the metal town of Goteborg are back with a heavy sign of life and their full length album The Unspeakable, to be released on July 31st on Napalm Records.
    CCE Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Metal Nation Radio, and Asher Media Relations are proud to announce the return of this year's 2015 Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds. 
With 3 days of face melting metal from July 31st – August 2nd in the heart of the Canadian badlands, Loud As Hell is one of the biggest metal shows in Western Canada showcasing some of Canada's most talented bands and this year will feature an 100% all Canadian lineup with: Obey The Brave, Striker, Ken Mode, West of Hell, Death Toll Rising and 26 others emerging metal artists. 
Moving into its fourth year Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year with three full days of metal, onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn't approve of... Yes it’s Loud As Hell so bring your ear plugs and get ready for over 30 bands playing over 3 days. The festival has hosted artists such as Kill Devil Hill,Three Inches of Blood, Protest the Hero, Titans Eve, West of Hell and are excited to bring even more Canadian Metal to Western Canada!
Loud As Hell Fest info: 
Friday, July 31 – Sunday August 2nd. . 
Tickets will be on sale via www.loudashell.com  
Ticket Info: Early Bird $80.00 (Includes camping) Regular (after May 9th) $100.00 
For more info, please visit these links: 
Just wanted to send a reminder and update on Vancouver based technical hardcore noisemakers  WITCH OF THE WASTE and their new EP  'Made of Teeth' released on  March 24th to follow up 2013's debut 'All Other Voices'.
 Last week the band's new video 'It Was Always 3AM' was premiered on Decibel Magazine - http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/4/20/video-premiere-witch-of-the-wastes-it-was-always-300-am
 here's the youtube direct link (please fell free to share and repost) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QnT9XQhYbo
Rhode Island Drone Noise Doomsters TOVARISH stream today the song “Declines in Empathy” from their new album at this address:
 “This Terrible Burden” is available this week on CD/DD via ARGONAUTA Records.
 “A stunning new album of Cold War anthems loaded with martial industrial effects, haunting feedback loops of distortion, and vocals that sound like a diseased lung coughing up petrol”. 
Toilet ov Hell
“It’s cold, disturbing, depressive, destructive, like AGHAST meets WINTER”.
Because GWLT don't see a single reason in stopping for a minute, the Munich fam recorded a new version of their hit song "Frontex", exclusively for the upcoming HARDCORE HELP FOUNDATION compilation. 
Santa Cruz recently released their self-titled album via Spinefarm Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their brand new music video for “My Remedy.
Check out "Frontex (International)" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ63wR5e-Fs
5/12: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Theater
5/13: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/14: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/16: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
5/17: Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range*
5/20: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/23: Calgary, AB @ Republik
5/24: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/26: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/27: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/29: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/31: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
6/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
6/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
If you've been saying your "Hail Marys" and praying for another new song from metal alchemists Iwrestledabearonce, well those prayers have been answered. 
The band has again shared a brand new song from Hail Mary, out June 16 via Artery Recordings, and you are about to listen to it. 
The song is called " Wade in the Water." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyaeGM9VXXw
 Vancouver thrashers TITANS EVE announce they will performing dates in BC (dates listed below) in promotion of their third full length 'Chasing The Devil' due out on June 12th. Their first single ‘War Path’ is now streaming here http://www.revolvermag.com/news/titans-eve-premiere-new-song-war-path.html and is an anthemic track that gives listeners a taste of what is yet to come from the rest of their eight song LP. Sitting at track number two on the full length, it carries the weight of an Eric Mosher (AC/DC,Buckcherry) engineered song with the layered mastering from Jeff Waters (Annihilator). The group continues to utilize their background touring with larger acts and embedding aspects of stadium-esque sing along anthems into their newer material. 

 Let There Be GWAR is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of the most outrageous shock rock band of all time. GWAR fans will cherish this oversized hardcover book chock full of fascinating first-hand accounts and rare, never-before-seen photographs. The book follows the band from the mid-1980s, known in GWAR lore as the "Dim Time," when the group came together at a derelict dairy building in Richmond, Virginia, through the 1990s and 2000s, when the band spread across the face of the planet like a plague. This book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR, the band whoredefined the meaning of performance in rock music with their outlandish costumes and intense theatrical performances. A GWAR show is more than a rock concert; it is an immersive experience, featuring hilarious storylines, absurd live gore effects, and hundreds of gallons of blood and other fluids sprayed on an eager audience. Let There Be GWAR takes you backstage at these performances, a tour of the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera, production sketches and interviews, that chronicle the band's albums, comics and videos in a blood-stained hardbound tome. Bohabs the world over, will delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this, the most monstrous book since The Necronomicon.
The hardcover book is over 350 pages, with a lenticular cover, and features 30 years of GWAR and Slave-Pit Inc. the production company behind the band.
The book was compiled by Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman
Gorman began working with Slave Pit and GWAR in 1988. Today he serves as secretary, shop foreman, performer and visual artist for Slave-Pit. He began GWARchiving GWAR and Slave-Pit history in 1997, and this book is the result of that effort.
Gastman, the self-proclaimed "curator of culture" was the brains behind infamous "While You Were Sleeping" and "Swindle" magazines, has packaged over 3 dozen books for small publishers, curated gallery shows MoCA, the Corcoran, and countless other and has produced or worked on several documentaries concerning Graffiti or subculture in general.
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Available today in stores and online from Relapse Records:
Razor - Violent Restitution (Reissue)
Razor - Shotgun Justice (Reissue)
Razor - Open Hostility (Reissue) 
Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden's finest new groups. The band's cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It's technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What's important is that The Great Discord offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.
BLOOD & INK RECORDS is proud to announce the release of STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS' newest effort, Justice Creeps Slow, available everywhere June 9th. Pre-orders and more details coming soonSTRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS  will be touring this summer in support of their newest release,  Justice Creeps Slow . Dates can be found below and also at Blood & Ink's website,  www.bloodandinkrecords.com . 
May 21  Greencastle, PA @ The Breathing Room 
May 22  Annapolis, MD @ Unified Underground 
May 23  Annapolis, MD @ Unified Underground 
May 24  Staten Island , NY @ The  Cup
May 26  Rochester, NY @ Vineyard Community Space 
May 27  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub 
May 28  Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha  
May 29  Montreal, QC @ On Rock Community Centre 
May 30  Sherbrooke, QC @ The Murdoch
June 03  Worcester, MA @ The Raven
June 04  Pawtucket, RI @ The Space
June 05  Brooklyn, NY @ The Place
June 06  Virginia Beach, VA @ Hookup*
June 07  Littleton, NC @ Wilden House*
June 09  Columbia, SC @ Foxfield*
June 10  Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa’s*
June 11  Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater* 
June 12  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 13  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 14  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 17  Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s*
June 18  Tallahassee, FL @ Pug's Live*
June 19  Warner Robins, GA @ House show*
June 20  Columbus, GA @ The Plug House*
June 21  Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor*
 *w/ Dwell 
Fringe Records will release Legacy, a 12-track album from North Carolina's notorious punk rock band FUJIWARA on May 12, 2015. This album is a catalogue of Fujiwara's fan favorites from over the span of the band's nearly 20-year history. FUJIWARA is a high energy, crowd engaging three piece based out of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Both their performances and off stage personalities have earned them legendary status in the east coast surf and skate community. As the saying goes, "I went to a fight and a FUJIWARA show broke out".  FUJIWARA is always rocking, ready to prove that they still deserve the respect that they've earned
Swedish reformed death metal unit, CENTINEX, have revealed a new video to track "Moist Purple Skin", taken from the band's 2014 come-back album, "Redeeming Filth". The video can be watched here: 
DEUCE has recently collaborated with MUZU.TV to offer Deuce Acts the chance to showcase their music as part of MUZU.TV’s emerging artist feature #MUZUUnveils. 
MUZU TV can boast to having over 11 million users across their network on Desktop, Mobile, Smart TV and X Box, with over 30 million video streams a month in areas such as Central Europe, North America, Australasia, and Latin America.  Priding themselves on their editorial voice in helping its users discover new music from all genres, MUZU TV is excited to be working with DEUCE to showcase Deuce Acts across the MUZU multiplatform network.
ABIOTIC released their sophomore album Casuistry last week on Metal Blade Records. The critically acclaimed album cracked two of the Billboard Charts this week. Casuistry clocked in at #50 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast
4/29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/30: Pocatello, ID @ Green T
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast, Lord of War
5/2: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
5/3: Salem, OR @ Duffy's Hangar
5/5: San Jose, CA @ The Rockbar
5/6: Upland, CA @ The Grizzly Den
5/7: Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
5/8: San Diego, CA @ Soma
ABIOTIC Headline Date:
5/9: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
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NATIVE CONSTRUCT released their debut album Quiet World last week on Metal Blade Records. Quiet World entered two of the Billboard Charts, which is quite impressive for a debut album! The album entered the Hard Music Albums Chart at #56 and the New Artist Chart at #85. 
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