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TEXAS IN JULY ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR WITH AFTER THE BURIAL

Posted in All Metal, News, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by Randy

Pennsylvania metal band Texas In July will join After The Burial on a fall headlining tour, which kicks off on September 13th in Moorhead, MN. The band will be touring as direct support behind their highly anticipated full-length record, Bloodwork, which is due out on September 16th via Equal Vision Records. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at http://soundrink.com/front/tour/after-the-burial.

Texas In July recently announced the impending release of their fourth studio album, Bloodwork, and debuted a video for their song “Broken Soul.” The new song and upcoming album marks the band’s first record with their new singer, JT Cavey, who has reinvigorated the band with his brutal screams and cathartic vocals.
With the addition of Cavey, along with cohorts Adam Gray (drums), Chris Davis (guitar) and Ben Witkowski (bass), Texas In July approached the recording of Bloodwork with a new sense of purpose and direction, holding nothing back as they unleashed some of the heaviest riffs and aggressive music the band has ever written. The result is nothing short of a torrential downpour of neck-snapping metal that will rain down on fans next month.
The band is currently on the road in Europe with IWRESTLEDABEARONCE and will return in September for the fall’s most brutal tour with After The Burial. Get tickets now!
Texas In July Tour Dates:
w/IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, Vitja
Aug 05 Nizhniy Novgorod, RU @ Sin City *
Aug 07 Jaroměř, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival*
Aug 08 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof w/ ATOA
Aug 09 Köln, DE @ Underground w/ ATOA
Aug 10 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
Aug 11 Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
Aug 12 London, UK @ Borderline
Aug 13 Liege, BE @ La Peniche w/Early Seasons
Aug 14 Uden, AN @ De Pul w/Early Seasons
Aug 15 Port Lympne, UK @ Wild Animal Park Kent @ Hevy Fest *
Aug 16 Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze *
Aug 22 Dessau, DE @ Destruction Derby+
Aug 23 Dessau, DE @ Destruction Derby+
* IWRESTLEDABEARONCE and Texas In July only
+ Texas In July Only; performance date TBA
w/After The Burial, I Declare War, Reflections, Come The Dawn
Sep 13 – Moorhead, MN @ Gio’s
Sep 14 – Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works
Sep 15 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Sep 16 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Sep 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
Sep 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Sep 20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Sep 22 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Sep 23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Sep 24 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sep 25 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
Sep 27 – Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock
Sep 28 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 29 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Sep 30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct 1 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Oct 2 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
Oct 4 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Oct 5 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcat’s West
Oct 7 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Oct 8 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Oct 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
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SONIC SYNDICATE Posts Third In-Studio Trailer – New Album Out July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

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

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have posted the third in-studio video trailer for the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album. Check it out at this location:  http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g

Commented the band: “It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the “Diabolical Tour of Art” as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”

The first single off the album, ‘Black Hole Halo’, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ

Also check out the studio trailer for more info: 
Part #1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/MgWlvLrUjOc
Part #2 is available here: http://youtu.be/fAqC_WEYrcI

 

The album will be self-titled and is set to be released July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order the album here: http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=sonic%20syndicate

Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson“We decided to go with this one as a “Self-Titled” release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it’s because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”







Sonic Syndicate will also feature a guest appearance by SOILWORK‘s gifted vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid on the track ‘Before You Finally Break’. 





Commented singer Nathan James Biggs“I’m honored to call Speed a friend. I’ve been a big SOILWORK fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these “featuring” songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I’m sure people are gonna appreciate that.”

The album will include a total of 11 tracks while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than 3 bonus tracks on top.





Sonic Syndicate tracklist:


01. Day Of The Dead


02. Black Hole Halo


03. Long Road Home


04. My Revenge


05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)


06. Catching Fire


07. Unbreakable
08. It Takes Me


09. See What I See


10. So Addicted


11. The Flame That Changed The World



US version BONUS TRACKS:
12. Diabolical Work Of Art


13. What We Shared


14. Another Soldier Down





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LACUNA COIL Announce April 1 Release Of New Studio Album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy

Band Set For REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR With SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

Tour To Run February 20 – March 20 In North America

LACUNA COIL are proud to announce the April 1, 2014 release of their new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand). The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Sevendust after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

The band will return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

DEICIDE ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’ Out Today; Hailed As “One Of The Year’s Strongest Death Metal Releases”

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Photos, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 25, 2013 by Randy

The season of giving is upon us, and Florida death metal legends DEICIDE are making it official with today’s release of ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL.’ The band’s 11th studio album is in-stores now, and features the same diabolical take on reality that has become the trademark of a career spanning more than 25 years.

Says DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton of the new release: “What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’? Pass the gravy!” Fans and critics agree. Here’s a taste of the album’s early accolades:

A rousing maelstrom of fleet, nimble top-tier death metal, razor-sharp jittery grooves and unadulterated malevolence” –Decibel

A ‘demonsend’ to long-time fans… You can uncross your fingers because this album was well worth waiting for” –New Noise Magazine

One of the year’s strongest death metal releases… ask Santa for this” –The Lair Of Filth

This is a great album from the satanic royalty of Florida death metal” –Sludgelord

DEICIDE can out ‘death metal’ any band on the planet” –Soundcrave Magazine

To commemorate the release of ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL,’ NEW NOISE MAGAZINE has decked the cover of their December 2013 issue with DEICIDE. For more information on NEW NOISE and their new issue, visit here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/?p=71324

 

On-sale today worldwide, ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’ is available now in your favorite record stores, digitally via iTunes (click here) and Amazon (click here), and in exclusive physical bundles via CM Distro (click here). Produced by Jason Suecoff [ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS], the album features cover art taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell’s painting “Power Of The Mind.”

You can listen to the title track from ‘IN THE MINDS OF EVIL’ here, and watch the lyric video for the album track “Thou Begone” here.

1. In The Minds Of Evil

2. Thou Begone

3. Godkill

4. Beyond Salvation

5. Misery Of One

6. Between The Flesh And The Void

7. Even The Gods Can Bleed

8. Trample The Cross

9.  Fallen To Silence

10. Kill The Light Of Christ

11. End The Wrath Of God

DEICIDE is (from L-R in above photo): Steve Asheim (drums), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Glen Benton (vocals and bass) and Jack Owen (guitars).

DIAMOND PLATE premiere music video for “Dance With Reality” on Metal Underground.com

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Randy

Chicago power trio DIAMOND PLATE have launched their music video for “Dance With Reality” directed by Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE). This track is taken from DIAMOND PLATE‘s sophomore album, PULSE, which is out now via Earache/Century Media Records. To watch the video for “Dance With Reality,” please visit Metal Underground.com at the link below:

 

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=97607 

 

DIAMOND PLATE comments:

 

“Our goal with this music video was to capture the band’s live energy in a cinematic way while giving the viewer more than just a video of us playing live.

 

Thanks to our director Lester, our cinematographer Andrew, all of the cast and crew, and the 1966 Chevelle for being a badass motherfucker.”

 

PULSE is now available at CMDistro.com. For another preview of PULSE, be sure to check out the previously released track: “Walking Backwards“.

DIAMOND PLATE recently returned home from an amazing three-week run with DEATH ANGEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS, and REVOCATION. Head over to Digital Tour Bus.com to read all about DIAMOND PLATE‘s Rocky Mountains madness, their Raging Recipes for protein-packed meals on the road, and their “Damage Instruments Inc.“report.

 

DIAMOND PLATE is:

James Nicademus – Drums

Konrad Kupiec – Guitars

Matt Ares – Vocals/Bass Guitar

DIAMOND PLATE online:

http://www.diamondplateband.com

http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1

Echosmith’s Debut Album Talking Dreams Out Today “Cool Kids” Selected as iTunes Single of the Week

Posted in Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by Randy
Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet Echosmith has released their debut album Talking Dreams today via Warner Bros Records, and iTunes has selected one of the album’s highlights “Cool Kids” as its Single of the Week for this week. Download “Cool Kids” here: www.iTunes.com/Echosmith
To support Talking Dreams, Echosmith is heading out on a fall tour supporting Tonight Alive. The nationwide run kicks off October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and continues through November 23rd in San Diego, CA. For the Foxes and Downtown Fiction are also on the bill.
Echosmith, which consists of Sierota siblings Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums), recorded Talking Dreams with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo.  Although still newcomers, the band has been receiving effusive early praise. Alternative Press selected them as one of their “100 Bands To Watch in 2013,” Seventeen called Sydney’s voice “stunning” and MTV recently declared them a “Buzzworthy Obsession.” The video for “Cool Kids” is currently in rotation at MTVU, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXTlczyWJ-Y

 

Echosmith spent their summer crisscrossing the country on the Vans Warped Tour. Originally slotted for only the first half, Echosmith’s overwhelmingly positive crowd response resulted in their being added to the entire run. They rounded out August with a string of Owl City dates, and recently treated LA fans to four area shows. They will be playing a free hometown show tonight at AmplyFi.  Full tour dates are below.

 

Echosmith tour dates:

Oct 8 – Los Angeles, CA – AmplyFi

Oct 18 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall (CAA CMJ Showcase)

Oct 20 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

With Tonight Alive:

Oct 23 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar

Oct 24 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom

Oct 25 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club

Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Oct 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Oct 29 – Nashville, TN – The End

Oct 30 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar

Oct 31 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Nov 1 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Nov 2 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall

Nov 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Nov 5 – Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Lounge

Nov 7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar

Nov 8 – Minneapolis, MN – The Garage

Nov 9 – Des Moines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews

Nov 10 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre

Nov 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater

Nov 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Nov 14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Nov 15 – Reno, NV – The Alley

Nov 17 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Nov 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

Nov 21 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Nov 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater

Nov 23 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage

www.echosmith.com / www.facebook.com/echosmith

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