Alternative Rock buzz band, Holy White Hounds, has landed the coveted fall tour slot as direct support to The Pretty Reckless. Prior to joining the tour, the band will appear at Riot Fest & Carnival & Chicago and KFMA Fall Ball in Tucson before joining The Pretty Reckless on October 23th in Las Vegas. The tour makes stops in major US markets before concluding in Los Angeles on December 6.
Charred Walls Of The Damned - the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy - will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Today, Richard Christy has launched a drum play-through for the new track, "My Eyes", which can be viewed below:
Cult Swedish death metallers DERANGED will release a new full-length album, "Struck By A Murderous Siege", on October 28th via Agonia Records. It is the band's first studio album in five years, and their ninth altogether, that was recently completed at Berno Studio (Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) in their hometown Malmö. The album's cover artwork is a visiual depiction of its title, created by Mike Hrubovcak (Grave, Six Feet Under, Sinister).
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of GRAHAM BONNET BAND's new album "The Book" on November 4th!
LEAVES' EYES have unveiled details for their upcoming release, the "Fires In The North" EP.
UFOMAMMUT Enters The Studio To Record Their Eighth Full Length; European And Australian Dates Posted - Italian psychedelic power trio UFOMAMMUT is currently in the process of forging their eighth LP, following their heady/heavy 2015 epic for Neurot Recordings, Ecate. The band is knuckling down at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, just north of Milan, the first time recording with their soundlord Ciccio and his comrades of Femore Production. Having spent much of the past year refining their exploratory jam sessions to make them fit for purpose - expect more of their inimitable dense, organic riffing to emerge in 2017, with teasers on the way soon. [MORE...]
ANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Outfit Releases Vendetta Records-Bound Peripeteia LP Details, Artwork, And More - This Fall season, Louisville, Kentucky's leading black metal act, ANAGNORISIS, will release their new Peripeteia LP through Germany's Vendetta Records, this week unveiling the cover art, track listing, and more insight on what fans should expect from the anxiously-awaited album. [MORE...]
VASTUM Declares West Coast North American Tour With Demilich And Hooded Menace Including California Deathfest - Following their utterly destructive set at the maiden edition of Migration Fest in Olympia last week, San Francisco death faction VASTUM has declared an upcoming run of Fall tour dates surrounding their set at this year's California Deathfest. [MORE...]
ROBOTS AND MONSTERS: Metal Insider Streams Entire Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight EP By New Jersey Hardcore/Metal Quartet - With its roots tracing to bands including Mucky Pup, The Bloodhound Gang, and more, ROBOTS AND MONSTERS owns a sound that deftly combines the commanding crunch of metal with the groove, punch, and emotion of hardcore and post-hardcore, a trait which finds the band comfortably sharing bills populated with any type of aggressive music. Their upcoming Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight EP follows a concept about battling your own mind, the theme backed by high-energy metal and dosed with old-school hardcore. The seven-song storyline was recorded at Portrait Recording Studios with engineer John Ferrara, mastered by Chris Badami, and features art by bassist Bill Bergmann. [MORE...]
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces US Co-Headlining Tour With Napalm Death; Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, And Power Trip To Appear As Support On Select Dates - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to the road again this Fall, first, joining Max & Igor Cavalera Return To Roots, Allegaeon, and Oni for some US performances, followed by a co-headlining US run with Napalm Death! Set to commence November 1st, the Abysmal Predator co-headlining tour features Abnormality, Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Power Trip as support on select dates. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will also headline a few shows before and after they join this highly anticipated tour package. [MORE...]
MOTHER FEATHER To Join Here Come The Mummies For Special NYC Show - On September 24th, New York City's self-described "pop cock rock" unit MOTHER FEATHER will join Here Come The Mummies for a special show at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. This will be the band's first performance since their extensive US trek on the annual Vans Warped Tour, with more dates to be announced soon. For event and ticket information, please visit THIS LOCATION. [MORE...]
DETHBEDS Unloads Title Track From Dungeon Scum Debut LP Via Decibel Magazine; Fall Tour Dates Posted - As freshly-formed outfit DETHBEDS forges its way into the Chicago scene preceding the Fall release of their Dungeon Scum debut LP, Decibel Magazine offers the record a boost into the masses with an exclusive early stream of its scathing title track. [MORE...]
FUCKING INVINCIBLE To Release Split EP With Lifespite; Band Announces West Coast US Tour With Deadbeat - Providence powerviolence henchmen FUCKING INVINCIBLE have confirmed their next studio and tour actions, announcing a split 7" EP as well as a West Coast US tour, both of which are rapidly approaching in the coming weeks. [MORE...]
INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Decibel Magazine Unveils "Pulse Of The Mountain's Heart" From Progressive Death Metal Collective; Calling From A Dream Release Day Nears - "...one of death metal's finest... Calling From A Dream is a near-magical listen - technically-impressive death metal that is enhanced by a keen sense of atmosphere and emotion that brings the listener on a compelling trip to a mysterious realm." - Dead Rhetoric With the release of Calling From A Dream, the consuming new full-length from Bay Area progressive death metal faction INANIMATE EXISTENCE less than three weeks away, today Decibel Magazine unveils the mystifying sounds of "Pulse Of The Mountain's Heart" for public consumption. [MORE...]
THEM BULLS: Self-Titled Debut From Italian Desert Rock Conjurors Out Now And Streaming - The self-titled debut full-length from Italian desert rockers THEM BULLS is currently out now and streaming via Small Stone Recordings. Since forming early in 2014, THEM BULLS has refined its approach to the unique, desert-style fuzz of initial EP, Space Cadillacs. Executed with melodic precision but a loose feel, songs like "Pot Gun" and "Bandana, Carlos" nod at the poppy bounce of peak-era Queens Of The Stone Age, while "Too Much Hot" offers an attitude all the band's own and "We Must Live Up" drives the point home with rare emphasis for a collective who are still so relatively new. [MORE...]
POWER TRIP Confirms Tour Dates With Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer. Abnormality, And More - POWER TRIP continues their seemingly nonstop live crusade with a barrage of upcoming announcements, including new tour dates with Madball, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Abnormality, and others, surrounding their performances at Off Limits Festival and Southwest Terror Fest. [MORE...]
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK: Instrumental Post-Rock Unit Kicks Off US Headlining Tour - Instrumental post-rock outfit IF THESE TREES COULD TALK kicks off their US headlining tour in Kingston, New York. The journey runs through September 17th and features support from Driftoff and Spotlights. Additionally, the band will be shooting a video for for the track "Berlin" from their recently issued Metal Blade full-length The Bones Of A Dying World at their September 10th performance in Los Angeles, California. [MORE...]
COBALT/MANTAR Slow Forever Tour Underway; Daily Ticket Giveaway Hosted By Metal Assault - Colorado progressive apocalyptic metal duo COBALT will kicked off their long-anticipated North American headlining tour last week The trek commenced in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado. The pair - multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder and new vocalist Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis) - will be touring in support of their Slow Forever full-length, released this past March on CD, LP, and digitally via Profound Lore Records. Pitchfork named the record the band's, "best-ever," and, "as accessible as it is aggressive, with magnetic hooks, shout-along mantras, and sparkling riffs. [MORE...]
HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Atmospheric Progressive Sludge Unit Issues Teaser Video; Tour With Retox And Silent Underway - "The quartet's sound stimulates multiple pleasure centers: the sweetness of post-grunge psychedelia courtesy of keyboardist and singer Lisa Mungo as well as the muscular Botch-ish groove that few outside the Pacific Northwest can produce..." - Invisible Oranges Atmospheric progressive sludge collective HE WHOSE OX IS GORED is currently bringing their live rituals to US stages alongside Retox, Silent and Netherlands (on select dates). The band's latest trek commenced on August 30th in Tuscan, Arizona and will run through September 16th in Portland, Oregon. [MORE...]
AYAHUASCA: New Hymn From Canadian Progressive Sludge-Tinged Grunge Trio Playing At Decibel Magazine; Record To Drop This Week - Yin is the forthcoming new full-length from Toronto-based progressive sludge-tinged grunge trio AYAHUASCA. Set for independent release next Friday, Yin, which is the result of a musical experiment conceived by guitarist and engineer Luke Roberts (aka Berserk Lout), was captured by Roberts (except drums which were recorded by Greg Dawson) and mixed and mastered by Greg Dawson at BWC Studios. [MORE...]
BELLRINGER Issues "Inner Freak" Video Through Invisible Oranges And BrooklynVegan Co-Premiere; Jettison LP Out Now - Austin-based BELLRINGER unloads a new video from the act's Jettison LP, which is out now. The tweaked new visual portrayal of the track sees release through a tag-team premiere through a partnership of metal portal Invisible Oranges and the more mainstream BrooklynVegan simultaneously. [MORE...]
Tankcrimes Issues Every One Is Wrong! Free Downloadable Compilation - Get your Labor Day weekend jams on with a free compilation courtesy of Tankcrimes. Entitled Every One Is Wrong!, the fourteen track collection includes a ravenous lineup of sonic deviance from the likes of Ghoul, Victims, Necrot, Spazz, Deny The Cross, Connoisseur, Brainoil, Double Cross, Kicker, and Vivisick. [MORE...]FUCKING INVINCIBLE
To Release Split EP With Lifespite; Band Announces West Coast US Tour With Deadbeat
From the dozen track album, the opener Afterimage sets the scene for the LP as a dark pall descends into the room, while WVNDER deliver their signature sound.
Originally known as Wander – they have just changed their name to WVNDER to avoid confusion with another band with the same name.
The band's second full length ''PRECIPICE" is now available on all major retailers
Good news for all those who didn't get enough light during this, in meteorological terms, rather mixed summer. The coming of the light is near ... from 18 November 2016 the arrival of Master Of Light will put an end to all this weather-related tristesse and brighten the mood with the familiar positive Freedom Call aura
Since 2013, Calgary Metalfest has raised $4000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta! This year they plan to shatter that record and raise $10,000 to sponsor an ENTIRE wish for a child.
This auction is a live one that will occur between band sets during the fest at all venues. You must be there to be part of the auction.
The following items will be available for auction with more to come!
The list so far:
- Jeff Waters of Annihilator will be donating one of his guitars!!!
- Tony Iommi signature model Epiphone SG donated by Ross Ingall of Too Metal For Church on Metal Nation Radio
- An amazing nightscape print on metal donated by the impeccableMonika Deviat of Deviant Optiks Photography
- Each night's respective 4'X6' poster will be signed by all the bands and auctioned off. Donated by Creative Factor and Big Nate Productions
- A signed Tenacious D photograph donated by Daryl Buchanan of superstarphotos.ca
- A signed photo of you and your favourite band, taken, printed and signed that night. Donated by superstarphotos.ca
-Tickets to other festivals through the Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance. Donated by Armstrong MetalFest - AMF, Loud As Hell Festivaland others.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS TO THE AUCTION, SEND AN EMAIL TO calgarymetalfest [at] gmail dot com ATTN Charity Auction 2016
Tickets and VIP Passes on sale through https://calgarymetalfest.com and at Sloth Records in Calgary.
New this year, VIP packages will be offered and include sound check viewings, band meet and greets, and autograph sessions. Check out http://calgarymetalfest.com and http://bignateproductions.com for more info!
Friday, September 16th at Dickens Pub, Portland-based TOXIC HOLOCAUST will headline their first Calgary appearance since 2011. Support by DISCIPLES OF POWER, THE ORDER OF CHAOS, FORNICATION, BLACK PESTILENCE and CONCRETE FUNERAL. Info here.
Thursday, September 15th at Distortion sees THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER in their first ever Western Canadian performance with support from CRYSTAL MESS, SAVAGE STREETS, SICK RITUAL and ACCOSTAL. Info here.
Wednesday, September 14th Kick-off Party at The Ship and Anchor, FREE SHOW with THE CADAVOR DOG, W.M.D., IN/VERTIGO, BLACKBIRD ELECTRIC, OUTLETS BAND
Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9zHeA2pKWs
2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler - https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2016-mountain-moshpit-vol-1
(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands performing at this year's festival)
After a successful 2016 line up that included headliners Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage and more. ARMSTRONG METAL FEST announces they are now taking submissions for their 2017 edition held in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. The festival has been showcasing a high caliber of Western Canadian metal along with international touring acts for the last 8 years.
Mastermind Morten Veland has just one thing in mind for SIRENIA in 2016: Pure and utter melancholy. Almost two years after the release of The Seventh Life Path this Norwegian is ready to unleash his latest dark vision of gothic and symphonic metal that shuns the light: Dim Days of Dolor is the title of the upcoming album. The artwork was created by Gyula Havancsák, who also worked on the previously albums for the band.
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