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ARCH ENEMY launches part 2 of track-by-track video

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, Previews, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

ARCH ENEMY’s highly anticipated album, War Eternal, will be unleashed next week on June 10 in North America! For a preview of War Eternal, check out part 2 of the track-by-track video with Michael Amott (guitar) and Alissa White-Gluz (vocals): http://youtu.be/uENx0NWfvQY
Part 1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/8pCpYDxwR5c

ARCH ENEMY is currently on the road in Europe, having already completed 10 shows with new front-woman, Alissa White-Gluz. At one of the first shows, Alissa broke her riser into pieces and consequently broke a rib in the fall. She explained in an online posting: “Anyone at that show who saw me body slam through the fucking riser could imagine there would be some damage. But I’m a stubborn fuck and I waited a few shows before going to get x-rays, ultrasounds and blood tests. The damage to my head, arms and legs is just bad bruising, there is no apparent organ damage and no internal bleeding. Unfortunately, there is a compound break on one rib and severe bruising around several others. Good news is that the pieces of the rib are well aligned to heal back in place!” She added: “The doctor forbade me to continue playing shows… But cancelling shows would hurt way worse.”

For another preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released singles:
“War Eternal”: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
“As The Pages Burn”: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
“You Will Know My Name”: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no

War Eternal track-listing:
1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World
Bonus track: Shadow On The Wall (Mike Oldfield cover)

War Eternal can now be pre-ordered digitally in Europe and North America at iTunes and AmazonMP3 with the tracks “War Eternal”, “As The Pages Burn”, and “You Will Know My Name” available as instant downloads upon purchase. The album can also be pre-ordered in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro:
–Standard CD
–Ltd. CD Mediabook Europe version (+ bonus track & patch)
–Digipak CD US version (+ bonus track, patch & sticker)
–Deluxe 3CD Artbook (+ bonus track & patch):

–worldwide limited to 2,500 hand-numbered copies
–extended booklet
–“Seeds Of War – The Demos” 5-track bonus CD
–guitar tabs (PDF and Guitar Pro 6 format w/ Guitar Pro 6 Lite Win & Mac versions)
–extra CD with instrumental play-through version of the album

–LP, 180gr, gatefold cover, special vinyl mastering:

–black vinyl: worldwide not limited
–silver vinyl: 300 copies
–red vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at CM Distro USA
–gold Vinyl: 100 copies exclusive at CM Distro Europe
–white vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at Nuclear Blast Europe
–bootleg green vinyl: 500 copies exclusive at USA indie retailers

–Digital album (+ bonus track)

ARCH ENEMY Live:
23.05.2014 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
30.05.2014 – New Age Club – Roncade, Italy
31.05.2014 – Rock and Roll Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
02.06.2014 – L’Etage – Rénnes, France
03.06.2014 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
04.06.2014 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 – Rosenhof – Osnabrück, Germany *
07.06.2014 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 – Studio USF – Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany *
14.06.2014 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
28.06.2014 – Inferno Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
09.07.2014 – RockMaraton – Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 – Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 – Masters Of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 – Seven Festival – Wegorzewo, Poland
17.07.2014 – Devilstone Festival – Anyksciai, Lithuania
18.07.2014 – American Beauty Car Show – Haapsalu, Estonia
19.07.2014 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 – Getaway Rock – Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 – Leyendas Del Rock – Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 – Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 – Alt-Fest – Kettering, UK
17.09.2014 – Kerubi – Joensuu, Finland
18.09.2014 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
19.09.2014 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
20.09.2014 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
22.09.2014 – Re:Republic – Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 – Yunost’ – Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 – Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 – Glav Club – Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya – Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 – Otdykh Club – Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 – Angar Club – Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 – Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
19.10.2014 – Loudpark 2014 – Saitama City, Japan
26.11.2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France **
27.11.2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France **
01.12.2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France **
02.12.2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France **
04.12.2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands **
05.12.2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany **
06.12.2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany **
07.12.2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany **
08.12.2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany **
09.12.2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany **
11.12.2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany  **
12.12.2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany **
13.12.2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany **
14.12.2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.12.2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK **
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK **
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK **
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK **
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland **
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK **
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK **
* support by IZEGRIM and DYING GORGEOUS LIES
**supporting KREATOR

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

FOUR YEAR STRONG PREMIERE NEW SONG, “TREAD LIGHTLY,”

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

Revered melodic-hardcore four-piece Four Year Strong is preparing to takeover the mainstage at Vans Warped Tour this summer, and in anticipation the band has surprised fans today with a new track called “Tread Lightly” from their upcoming EP, Go Down In History, which is due out on July 22nd via Pure Noise Records.

 
“Tread Lightly” is currently streaming in conjunction with the pre-order for the EP at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/.
 
Four Year Strong is back! The band, which helped define melodic-hardcore over the last decade, returns with a new EP that will have fans singing every word and scrambling for the closest mosh pit this summer. If “Tread Lightly” is any indication, the band has upped the ante with Go Down In History. Their signature blend of melodic-hardcore, pop-punk and rock has never sounded better on the five track record. This is just a teaser, prepare for total domination.
 
Stream “Tread Lightly” and pre-order the EP now at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com/ and catch Four Year Strong on the Vans Warped Tour mainstage all summer long.
 
Four Year Strong Tour Dates (w/Vans Warped Tour):
June 13 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
June 18 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
June 19 – Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Intramural Fields
June 20 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 22 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
June 25 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 26 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
June 29 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
July 2 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 3 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
July 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 11 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 15 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 18 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 22 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 24 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 26 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 27 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 31 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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MISS MAY I Reveals Spring 2014 Tour Update Video via Alternative Press Magazine

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

New Album “Rise Of The Lion” Out Now!

 

Touring this Summer on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

 

MISS MAY I recently finished up their “Up Close and Personal” spring tour cycle with a blistering performance at Rock On The Range. Today, Alternative Press brings you an exclusive tour update video featuring backstage performance footage, behind-the-scenes interview clips, and more. Check out this special look at the band’s spring touring season here, and stay tuned for more exclusives leading up to the band’s highly-anticipated stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!

 

“The Up Close and Personal Tour was a great opportunity for us to meet all of our fans and really connect with the crowd,” states vocalist Levi Benton. “On top of that we got to play our biggest show yet in our hometown state Ohio at Rock On The Range in front of thousands. Right now we are getting our summer shirts on and cutting off the sleeves for a hot and sweaty Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!”

 

MISS MAY I’s new album, Rise Of The Lion, is out now via Rise Records! Get your copy via iTunes here. Rise Of The Lion is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (PanteraDeftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Rise Of The Lion is inspired by the countless fan letters the band has received over the years.

 

This summer, MISS MAY I will perform on the COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey Second Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestivalMISS MAY I will be joining the likes of multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide SilenceMushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition,  King 810, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha. For more details visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and see below for a full listing of dates that MISS MAY I will be performing on.

  

 

MISS MAY I 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Dates:

7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre

7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/13 – CO – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium (A Taste Of Mayhem)

7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater

7/18 – WI – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom 

7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center

7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre

7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagara Pavilion

7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre

7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake

8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain

8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/6 – TN – Memphis – Memphis International Raceway

8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park

8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

*Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

 

After the resounding underground success of their debut full-length release Monument, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of their album At Heart in 2012. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. During their 2012 Vans Warped Tour main stage onslaught, the At Heart campaign made massive leaps, seeing MISS MAY I nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death PunchKillswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.

To learn more about MISS MAY I, please visit www.missmayimusic.com and www.mmiriseofthelion.com

ARCH ENEMY launches new video for “You Will Know My Name”

Posted in All Metal, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , on May 29, 2014 by Randy

“You Will Know My Name” now available for instant download with iTunes and Amazon pre-order

 

ARCH ENEMY’s upcoming album, War Eternal, has been voted album of the month in Metal Hammer (Germany), Sweden Rock, Scream (Norway), Metallian (France), Rock Hard (France), Burrn! (Japan) and several other magazines. ARCH ENEMY now graces the covers of UP Magazine (Netherlands), Pro Rock (Bulgaria), Metal Maniac (Italy), Rock Hard (France), Aardschok (Netherlands), Legacy (Germany), Terrorizer (UK), Powerplay (UK), Inferno (Finland), Sue (Finland), Metal Hammer (Spain) with more to be announced soon. The first single from War Eternal, the album’s title track, has already reached over 3,000,000 views on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InRMwptcgAo. The lyric video for “As The Pages Burn” was also an instant hit, with critics hailing it as “a classic ARCH ENEMY anthem” (Metal Sucks.net): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lXuZHkOoH8

There’s no doubt – ARCH ENEMY is on the rise! For another preview of one of the most anticipated albums of the year, be sure to check out the new video for “You Will Know My Name”, once again directed by the band’s long-time friend and collaborator Patric Ullaeus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-J7sBT_no

War Eternal release dates:
SWEDEN / JAPAN (through Trooper Entertainment): Wednesday, June 4
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND / AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 6
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, June 9
USA / CANADA / ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, June 10

War Eternal can now be pre-ordered digitally in Europe and North America at iTunes & AmazonMP3 with the tracks “War Eternal”, “As The Pages Burn”, and “You Will Know My Name” available as instant downloads upon purchase. The album can also be pre-ordered in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro:
–Standard CD
–Ltd. CD Mediabook Europe version (+ bonus track & patch)
–Digipak CD US version (+ bonus track, patch & sticker)
–Deluxe 3CD Artbook (+ bonus track & patch):

–worldwide limited to 2,500 hand-numbered copies
–extended booklet
–“Seeds Of War – The Demos” 5-track bonus CD
–guitar tabs (PDF and Guitar Pro 6 format w/ Guitar Pro 6 Lite Win & Mac versions)
–extra CD with instrumental play-through version of the album

–LP, 180gr, gatefold cover, special vinyl mastering:

–black vinyl: worldwide not limited
–silver vinyl: 300 copies
–red vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at CM Distro USA
–gold Vinyl: 100 copies exclusive at CM Distro Europe
–white vinyl: 200 copies exclusive at Nuclear Blast Europe
–bootleg green vinyl (available June 3): 500 copies exclusive at USA indie retailers

War Eternal track-listing:
1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World
Bonus track: Shadow On The Wall (Mike Oldfield cover)

ARCH ENEMY live:
23.05.2014 – Turbohalle – Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 – Metal Summer Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 – Mixtape 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 – Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
30.05.2014 – New Age Club – Roncade, Italy
31.05.2014 – Rock and Roll Arena – Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
02.06.2014 – L’Etage – Rénnes, France
03.06.2014 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
04.06.2014 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 – Rosenhof – Osnabrück, Germany *
07.06.2014 – Sweden Rock Festival – Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 – Studio USF – Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany *
14.06.2014 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
09.07.2014 – RockMaraton – Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 – Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 – Masters Of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 – Seven Festival – Wegorzewo, Poland
17.07.2014 – Devilstone Festival – Anyksciai, Lithuania
18.07.2014 – American Beauty Car Show – Haapsalu, Estonia
19.07.2014 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 – Getaway Rock – Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 – Leyendas Del Rock – Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 – Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 – Alt-Fest – Kettering, UK
17.09.2014 – Kerubi – Joensuu, Finland
18.09.2014 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
19.09.2014 – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
20.09.2014 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
22.09.2014 – Re:Republic – Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 – Yunost’ – Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 – Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 – Glav Club – Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya – Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 – Otdykh Club – Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 – Angar Club – Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 – Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
19.10.2014 – Loudpark 2014 – Saitama City, Japan
26.11.2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France **
27.11.2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France **
01.12.2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France **
02.12.2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France **
04.12.2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands **
05.12.2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany **
06.12.2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany **
07.12.2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany **
08.12.2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany **
09.12.2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany **
11.12.2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany  **
12.12.2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany **
13.12.2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany **
14.12.2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.12.2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK **
17.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK **
18.12.2014 – The Forum – London, UK **
19.12.2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK **
20.12.2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland **
21.12.2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK **
22.12.2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK **
*=support by IZEGRIM and DYING GORGEOUS LIES
**=supporting KREATOR

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
http://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal
https://plus.google.com/+ArchEnemy

Show Review: Terror

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2014 by Randy

Stick To Your Guns is probably one of the biggest names in hardcore today as was showcased on “Fuck The Message Tour.”  They made sure that this would be the tour to see for hardcore fans, new and old. The lineup consisted of hard hitting new comers to the genre like Expire, Hundredth, and Counterparts; along with old school underground hardcore veterans – Terror. Start to finish this lineup delivered!

Victory Records’ hardcore pride and joy, Terror, have been making music since the late 90’s and haven’t missed a beat after all these years. Their albums deliver on a consistent basis and their live shows deliver tenfold.  You would never guess these guys are considered the “old dudes” on most tours because they have the same passion and energy as the up and coming bands.  While in Cleveland, Terror played a little bit of everything…old favorites such as “You Can’t Break Me,” to the title track off their recent record “Live by the Code,” and the crowd ate up every minute of it.

If you enjoy everything from slam dancing to stage dives, this tour was for you.  Don’t worry…if you weren’t a witness, you better check for the closest Warped Tour date and go see Terror as they will be touring all summer on the festival.  Also, regardless if it’s at your local record store or at a show, make sure you pick up a physical copy of “Live by the code.”  Be sure to check out the album’s artwork and indulge in some killer hardcore punk!

Logan Rendulic, The Rock Tribune © 2014

To view the Terror album, click on the link below!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114220869@N03/sets/72157644246727273/

 

Show Review: Dropkick Murphys

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Photos, Reviews, Shows with tags , , on April 21, 2014 by Randy

Stage AE – 3/8/2014 – Pittsburgh PA

It was the season for Dropkick Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day tour (first two weeks in March) and this year consisted of more than the Murphy’s them self.  Along with the Murphy’s were two opening acts by the names of Skinny Lister and Lucero, whom both are very amazing live and on record.  If punk rock and rock n’ roll, bag pipes, and are a few cold ones appease you, then this is a show you better not miss… and here’s why:

March 8th was yet another night where the city of Pittsburgh was crippled by more snow and frigid gusts of wind, but that didn’t stop everyone from venturing out to Stage AE for an exciting evening filled with friends, booze, and a power packed stage performance… and that was just the first band.  Skinny Lister proved that they deserved to be on this tour and gave Dropkick a run for their money as best performance by the end of the evening. They came out with bottle necks down, but not just normal bottles, they were drinking straight from their growlers preparing for one hell of a party.  Skinny Lister never once let the energy slip from them, especially because their hit songs “John Kanaka” and “Merry Old Dance” kept up the pace and had the crowd doing some distorted version of an Irish Jig.  Next was Lucero, a band who doesn’t quite have the Irish Punk Rock sound like DKM, but has a very unique rock and roll sound that shows some Irish influence. And like everyone else there, they have a love for an ice cold beer.  Within their set was some awesome rock n’ roll riffs coming from their popular songs “My Best Girl” and “Sweet Little Thing,” combined with a little bit of storytelling which added a different degree of entertainment no one was expecting.  After a few hours of quality entertainment from Skinny Lister and Lucero came the beer, kilts, and bag pipes everyone came to see from the Dropkick Murphy’s. DKM came out on stage and opened up with a new song, that was fitting for their return to Pittsburgh, titled “The Boys are Back.” From start to finish the whole show was completely crazy with everybody singing along to their favorite songs to people crowd surfing, even a man who had to of been near his early 60’s crowd surfing with what we assumed to be his grandson (that’s the sign of a true fan).  As the night went on the energy never once died down and the fans were so excited by the end of the show that they rushed the stage and climbed up and sang “Kiss Me I’m Sh**faced.  If you have yet to see the Dropkick Murphy’s perform (especially around St. Patrick’s Day), we highly recommend that you do whatever it takes to see them as soon as…no chance you’ll regret it.

Logan Rendulic, The Rock Tribune © 2014

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114220869@N03/sets/72157642762706854/

Review: Emmure – Live at Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA 3/7/2014

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Photos, Reviews, Shows on March 22, 2014 by Randy

The Mosh Lives Tour is the second tour to come to the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh with a stacked line up. With Emmure headlining, it was bound to be a kickass tour, especially with support from killer bands Volumes and Thy Art is Murder, including two big up and coming bands (Sworn In and Gideon).  Altar Bar was sold out, and if this first show is a sign of things to come you better be ready for one hell of a beating.  From the first song to the last note, shit got CRAZY in Pittsburgh!  There was everything from hardcore dancing to stage diving, and even some blood shed… and that was just the first two bands!
Sworn In kicked things off…these guys are in the process of taking the industry by storm and are sure to be headlining these intense tours within a year or so.  They’re just a group of young kids who play really heavy music and write deep dark lyrics that connect with kids so well, and they have showmanship like no other.  If you’re into any kind of deathmetal/deathcore, then they are a band that needs to be on your radar.

The second band to take stage is Alabama hardcore band: Gideon.  They have been working like crazy the past three years or so playing tour after tour and leaving every bit of themselves on stage after every performance.  Next to perform was Thy Art is Murder and Volumes; both bands brought the roof down (like there was any left to be brought down after Sworn In and Gideon) and made everyone in the building get up off their feet.  During both sets there were circle pits all over the venue on top of kids stage diving and guitar players climbing on speakers for solos and epic bass drops.

Last but certainly not least, was Victory Records flagship band Emmure, led by Frankie Palmeri. Frankie and Emmure have been the center of attention over the last few weeks due to their new album (Eternal Enemies), and one track specifically that blatantly suggests that kids should take guns to school…but as Emmure has witnessed before, bad publicity is better than no publicity.  With that said, they clearly showed that they were worthy of the headlining slot.  With all the haggard bodies after the first four bands you’d almost think that the place would be emotionless by the time Frankie and the boys took the stage.  Think again, because the floor came alive with no safe place for anyone.  They played nearly every song that you can think of, from tunes off their first record to some fresh jams that hadn’t been heard by many.  If you have yet to purchase tickets for the show in your town, I suggest that you do before it’s too late because you’ll regret missing these brutal bands all at once.

-Logan Rendulic, © 2014 The Rock Tribune

https://www.victoryrecords.com/emmure 

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emmure, a set by logan.rocktribune on Flickr.

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