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

 Columbus, OH hardcore outfit Beartooth has released their debut full length album Disgusting today via Red Bull Records. Watch the video for new song “Beaten In Lips” here, watch an exclusive behind the scenes clip and stream the album here and buy the album here.

Written, performed, produced and mixed by 21 year-old Caleb Shomo, Disgusting shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp interspersed with anthemic choruses that prompted Alternative Press to name Beartooth one of their ‘Bands You Need to Know in 2014’ and feature Caleb on their July issue cover.

More early praise for Disgusting:

“A breathless, bile-filled audio belch. Screams are instinctive, not stylized. Lyrics are like bloodstained diary entries…Equally emotional and exhilarating, Disgusting is a contender fordebut album of the year.”
Rock Sound
 “A band to watch” – Revolver
Disgusting is a roller coaster ride of truth, rebellion and raw emotion guaranteed to seize the attention of skeptics and eager fans alike. 9/10.” – Outburn
“Trust us when we say they will be one of your favourite bands by the end of 2014.” – Big Cheese
“Set to be one of the year’s biggest new bands.” – Metal Hammer
“An absolutely exhilarating listen. 4 ½ stars” – Alternative Press
“The world’s best new band.” – Kerrang
“An onslaught of great riffs and catchy choruses…Shomo has done a fantastic job. 4 ½ stars.” HM

Beartooth began as a way for Caleb to blow off steam after leaving his role as front man for Attack Attack! Caleb and his hometown friends started jamming; hanging out in his basement studio and playing music for fun. They released an EP, Sick, and then hit the road, touring North America with August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire and others. In between support slots the five-piece headlined everywhere from basements to club shows, building a strong and devoted following. The EP’s accompanying music videos quickly accumulated almost 2 million views and set the stage for Disgusting.

Fresh from a UK & European tour with Of Mice & Men, Beartooth will be heading out on the entire length of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 13th in Houston, TX.  Full tour dates are below.

Beartooth Van’s Warped Tour Dates:

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 02   Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

July 03   Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

July 04   Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

July 05   Montreal, QC – Parterre Île Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau

July 06   Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

July 08   Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 09   Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

July 10   Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)

July 11   Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

July 12   Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

July 13   Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast 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

August 02 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

August 03 Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High


Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, Previews, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Randy

From their forthcoming sixth studio album, Eternal Enemies, EMMURE and Alternative Press are proud to present the music video for “Nemesis”. To be released everywhere on April 15th, Eternal Enemies is a collection of EMMURE’s most pissed off, violent material.

Head to Alternative Press to watch “Nemesis” now.

Pre-order packages for Eternal Enemies are now available exclusively through Various EMMURE packages, starting at $22.00, include your choice of limited edition colored vinyl or CD, exclusive Enemy Lines DVD, t-shirts, crewneck, hoodie, beanie, bandana, 3’ x 5’ flag and more. The single, “Nemesis,”  is now available for purchase at all digital retailers.

Visit to get the #MakeAnEnemy Facebook app and for details on how to win an autographed Ibanez guitar, Eternal Enemies pre-order packages, autographed items and more mystery prizes.

Catch EMMURE on the Mosh Lives Tour starting March 7th. View the full list of dates here.

For Additional EMMURE Information:
“Nemesis” Music Video


Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Randy

COMEBACK KID’s fourth studio album on Victory Records and first album in over three years, Die Knowing, has been lauded as the band’s best work since their Victory debut, Wake The Dead.
Get a taste of Die Knowing by watching the video for “Should Know Better”.
CD and vinyl versions of Die Knowing and exclusive COMEBACK KID merchandise are now available exclusively through You can find Die Knowing at Best Buy, FYE, and your favorite independent retailers. You can also download the album at iTunes or AmazonMP3.

“Die Knowing showcases a band understanding its importance in the hardcore community. Comeback Kid has unleashed its heaviest, most devastating release yet.” (Absolute Punk)
For Additional Information on COMEBACK KID: “Should Know Better” Music Video Tour Dates: w/ Backtrack, Downpresser, Xibalba Mar 04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Mar 05 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem Mar 06 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth Mar 07 – Lake Worth, FL @ The Speakeasy Lounge Mar 08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar Mar 09 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge Mar 10 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie’s Mar 12 – Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Park Mar 15 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington Mar 16 – Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park (South By So What?!) Mar 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock Mar 20 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Mar 21 – Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theater Mar 22 – Oakland, CA @ The Oakland Metro Mar 23 – Ventura, VA @ Rock City Studios w/ Xibalba, The Greenery, Malevolence Mar 28 – Oberhausen, DE @ Resonanzwerk Mar 29 – Hamburg, DE @ Headcrash Mar 30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Beta Mar 31 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee Apr 02 – Helsinki, FI @ The Circus Apr 04 – Motala, SE @ Kulturakademin Apr 05 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia Apr 06 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island Apr 07 – Ostrava, CZ @ Barrak Apr 08 – Budapest, HU @ Duer Kert Apr 09 – Graz, AT @ Explosiv Apr 10 – Roncade, IT @ New Age Apr 11 – Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska Apr 12 – Will, CH @ Remise Apr 13 – Saarbrucken, DE @ The Garage Apr 14 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach Apr 15 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand Apr 16 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control Apr 17 – London, UK @ Underworld Apr 18 – Brighton, UK @ Audio Apr 19 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Apr 20 – Hannover, DE @ Chez Heinz w/ COUNTERPARTS, Backtrack, The Greenery, Alpha & Omega May 01 – Jonquire, QC @ Le Klube** May 02 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Woodstock* May 03 – Quebec City, QC @ Chez Dagobert* May 04 – Gatineau, QC @ Legion Royale Canadienne* (Heart Fest) May 06 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa* May 07 – St Catherines, ON @ Coco Cabana Nightclub May 08 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe May 09 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club May 10 – London, ON @ London Music Hall (Rum Runners) May 14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre May 15 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange May 16 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway May 17 – Edmonton, AB @ Bonnie Doon Hall May 20 – Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jacks May 21 – Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall ** without COUNTERPARTS and Backtrack *without COUNTERPARTS


Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by Randy

Stream Barren Womb’s Hard Hitting New Track “Kill Hicks” Today At

Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb and the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, onMarch 11th .  The record will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now at

In anticipation for the upcoming release, has premiered the first new track, “Kill Hicks,” today.  Stream it now at
“”Kill Hicks” was one of the last songs we finished up for the record, and it came together fast,” says guitarist/vocalist Tony Gonzahl.  “We had this kind of bluegrass influenced riff kicking about for a little while, but hadn’t really had the chance to do much with it. Then one day we started jamming and that riff came up. A couple of hours later we had the song pretty much done.  Although there is a lot of beauty to humanity, I feel that right now the negative far outweighs the positive. This is not a holier-than-thou attitude, I most definitely see myself as part of the problem.  Lyrically Kill Hicks deals with apathy and the bleak future ahead of us if we continue on this path.”
Formed late 2011 in Trondheim, Norway, the duo, featuring Gonzahl and Timo Silvola (drums), blends hardcore punk with elements of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and country to create a nasty swill all of their own, while recalling some of the greats before them like Refused, Turbonegro, The Bronx, Drive Like Jehu and The Hives. Sometimes it’s fast and intense, other times slow and pulsating. Seldom however is it quite like anything heard before, always keeping somewhat to the left of the beaten path.
After a handful of successful singles and EP’s, the Norwegian noise mongers are now set to unleash their first full length, entitled The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, with their new label Spartan Records.
“We went to the top of the world to find our newest band and we couldn’t be more excited about releasing the debut full-length album from the Norway’s Barren Womb,” says Spartan Records’ label head John Frazier.  As only a duo, they have written one of the most interesting heavy records of the year – a record that is diverse from beginning to end and ripe with some strong commentary about the current state of our world.  We can’t wait for people to hear the record on March 11th!
From the first jangly chords of the opener “Kill Hicks,” The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken quickly becomes apparent how much the band has grown since their previous efforts. The dynamics are broader, the songwriting more focused and the sound is heavier – all topped off with the bleakest lyrics they’ve written to date.
Recorded by Ole Spangrud of Mørkemakt at Better Than Your Fucking Studio Studios and mixed by the band themselves, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken features 13 blisteringly honest noise punk ditties, all set in the key of apocalypse.  Look for it at digital outlets and on limited edition vinyl on March 11th on Seattle’s Spartan Records.
Follow Barren Womb now at for additional news and updates.
The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken Track Listing:
1. Kill Hicks
2. Will you be God’s art or Satan’s graffiti?
3. Evil prevails
4. Only Rain Man doesn’t change
5. Nábrók
6. Obi-Wan Chernobyl
7. From robot jobs to robot homes
8. Live fast, die.
9. Bong Aqua
10. Zombies never go out of style
11. Assmasters of reality
12. Nexus Diplomis
13. Segway to heaven
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