Southern California’s hard-rock legends FU MANCHU will make their long awaited return on February 9th with their highly-anticipated 12th studio album, Clone of the Universe. Today, the band partners with Billboard.com to premiere the record’s first revealed track, the title song, “Clone of the Universe.” Fans can pre-order the record now from At The Dojo Records at iTunes and www.Fu-Manchu.com.
Watch the lyric video for “Clone of the Universe”. Speaking with Billboard.com, founding guitarist Scott Hill says, “Our song “Clone Of The Universe” was the last song written for the new record. We had about 13 songs ready to to choose from, and about 3 weeks before we were to go into the studio we wrote that song. We record all of our songs on cassette 4-track and we had the first part of the song arranged/recorded but we still needed an ending to the song. On one of the final days of practice before going into the studio at the end of practice as we were packing up our gear, our drummer, Scott Reeder, was doing these fast drum beats/rolls and I thought it sounded great and as soon as I got home I still had his drumming in my head and I wrote the ending riffs to his drum beat.” Read the rest at Billboard.com. Continue reading
At a private show last month in Los Angeles, Stone Temple Pilots made its triumphant return to the stage at the Troubadour where the Grammy®-winning group welcomed Jeff Gutt as their new lead singer.
Gutt (pronounced goot) is a veteran of the Detroit music scene and has spent the last year writing and recording with founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. In addition to introducing Gutt, the concert also featured the debut of the new Stone Temple Pilots single “Meadow.” Available now via digital and streaming services, the song will appear on the band’s as-yet-untitled album, which will be released on Atlantic/Rhino in spring 2018 in conjunction with a North American tour.
Stone Temple Pilots announced their new lead singer on SiriusXM’s Volume channel 106 during a special broadcast, “Stone Temple Pilots Reborn,” from the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 14. The complete concert is now up and running exclusively on SiriusXM and can be heard on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel, as well as Lithium (channel 34). The show will also be available via the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com. Continue reading
Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED announce the Grind Over Europe II headline tour. Direct support will be provided by Rotten Sound and Implore on all dates. The tour begins April 12 in Paris, FR, travels through 18 cities and ends April 29 in Antwerp, BE. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
Frontman Matt Harvey commented:“We’re fuckin’ psyched to head back across the pond and unleash some ‘Death Revenge’ on our European friends and exceptionally stoked to be playing with killer bands like Rotten Sound (again!) And Implore! The package is awesome, the beats will be blasting and a splattersome time will be had by all the freaks, mutants and maniacs with the intestinal fortitude to attend these gigs! See you there!”
Additionally, EXHUMED has shared a live video of “Unspeakable” off the recently released Death Revenge full-length album. The video was filmed on November 28, 2017 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence). Continue reading
HEIDEVOLK are back with their new full length studio album, upcoming tour and brand new music video! Marvelous riff power, bombastic ensembles and folkloric tunes make up the amazing album that is “Vuur van Verzet” (Fire Of Resistance) – out on January 12th via Napalm Records! This is a perfect blend of Folk Metal & Pagan Metal fashioned just the HEIDEVOLK way.
Today, HEIDEVOLK unleash the new track “A Wolf In My Heart” in anticipation of the album’s release this week. The band sheds some insight on the track “A Wolf In My Heart”: The wolf in our hearts, the primal instinct to survive. We did not choose to be born, we did not choose to become, but there is a will to live inside of us. A will to fight for what is ours and to oppose those who seek to oppress us. We will not linger in the dark but gather those who will fight with us and rise to make our voice be heard. Unleash the wolf within!
HEIDEVOLK will be heavily touring next year alongside the Finish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI, as well as their labelmates in ARKONA and the True Norwegian Balkan Metal by TROLLFEST!
HEIDEVOLK w/ KORPIKLAANI, ARKONA, TROLLFEST
15.02.18 BE – Antwerp /Trix
16.02.18 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.18 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinehalle 2 *
18.02.18 NL – Amsterdam / Melkweg *
19.02.18 DE – Saarbrucken / Garage **
20.02.18 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
21.02.18 FR – Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.18 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.18 ES – Madrid / Sala But
24.02.18 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.18 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
26.02.18 CH – Vevey / The Rocking Chair **
27.02.18 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.18 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.18 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.18 DE – Munich / Backstage *
03.03.18 DE – Stuttgart / LKA *
04.03.18 CH – Pratteln / Z7
05.03.18 IT – Milano / Magazzini Generali
06.03.18 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse **
07.03.18 AT – Graz / Orpheum
08.03.18 AT – Vienna / Simm City
09.03.18 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser *
10.03.18 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall *
11.03.18 DE – Hannover / Capitol
* extended shows with Black Messiah, Evertale & The Privateers
** no Arkona
Khram, the Russian word for temple and title of ARKONA’s upcoming, hotly anticipated studio album will see the light of day on January 19th 2018 with Napalm Records. Just recently the band fronted by scream queen Masha unveiled a first album sneak preview, as well as a full audio premiere for the track ‘Shtorm’. In their early days ARKONA may have used sound samples, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band’s harsh metal tunes. Russia’s finest pagan metal band have re-invented themselves and with their upcoming album ‘Khram’ they deliver an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untamable spirit!
Today ARKONA premiere a first video for the song ‘V pogonie za beloj ten’yu’. Get this tasty appetizer on ARKONA’s brand new album and check out the band’s video right HERE!
Vocalist Masha comments: “We’d like to present our animated music video for the song “In Pursuit of the White Shadow” taken from our new album “Khram” (“The Temple”). The song’s title means “in pursuit of non-existent”. Continue reading
TENGGER CAVALRY, or “the army of sky god”, is not just a Billboard-featured metal band, but also the symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. Since the band formed in 2010, TENGGER CAVALRY successfully completed two headlining tours across over 40 cities of North America, performed at legendary venues such as The Marlin Room at Webster Hall or the Whisky a Go Go, a sold out show at Carnegie Hall and have been featured on CNN, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. To this date, TENGGER CAVALRY have released five full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of classics such as Motorhead’s ‘Fight’.
Their new album ‘Cian Bi’ stands for the name of an ancient nomadic tribe that immigrated into Northern China to merge cultural differences. The band’s nomadic fighting spirit helps to fuse unworldly cultures in harmony – and that’s the spirit! With their music as a deputy: Distorted guitars and doublebass-blast beats hit this very own singing style out of Central Asia. With the Mongolian horsehead fiddle aka Morin khuur these extremes got stick together to a thrilling sound. This is innovation surpremely!
Now the band premieres a first video from their upcoming album for the track Cian-Bi (Fight Your Darkness)! Check out this exciting mixture of sounds you have never heard in metal before and watch TENGGER CAVALRY’s brand new video HERE!
Band mastermind Nature G informs us about the Cian Bi: „A tribe that originated from the grassland, and merged into the southern fields. A dynasty that progressed, diversified and innovated. A bloody road between Northern China and Mongolia.“
Beauty and the Beast – JINJER unify both worlds, as they flare up the time-honored contrast of good and evil. JINJER are hard to describe, but you can try saying they are an extremely groovy, disharmonic Djent, technically tricky like progressive Death Metal band tumbling delightfully between Nu Metal and Metalcore sounds. They are a force to be reckoned with, centered around Tatiana’s gnarly gurgling growls and goose-bump inducing clean singing!
JINJER are set to re-release their game changing second studio album “Cloud Factory” (2014) on February 16 as kick-ass Reissue with full sound, huge guitars, more boom and two exclusive live tracks!
Now please check out a brand new video for “A Plus or a Minus”. The band comments on the track: “As most of you don’t know, A Plus Or A Minus is a visual prequel to our I Speak Astronomy video, meaning both videos are connected … and we’ve always wanted to give it its own video so when Napalm Records asked to re-release our second album CLOUD FACTORY, we jumped at the chance to cast a light on some of our favorite tracks, one that was sometimes overshadowed by our more popular material. Huge props go out to the wonderfully talented people at The Black Soil Productions for directing this fine piece of awesomeness and making this video a reality!” Continue reading
Washington, DC-based GENOCIDE PACT share the official audio for “Structural Dissolution” off the impending full-length Order of Torment. GENOCIDE PACT’s new album Order of Torment is due out February 2nd, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com and all digital retail outlets.
Hailing from the lawless dominion that is our nation’s capital, GENOCIDE PACT unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut entitled Order of Torment. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd), Order of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanically heavy crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT are THE death metal band to watch in 2018.
GENOCIDE PACT Tour Dates:
Feb 02 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel W/ Mammoth Grinder
Feb 03 Richmond, VA Strange Matter W/ Mammoth Grinder
Hailing from the chaotic realm that is our nation’s capitol, GENOCIDE PACT has been making pulverizing, relentless death metal since their inception in 2013. Praised by No Clean Singing as “titanically heavy” and Cvlt Nation as “suffocating in the highest, complementary form of the word, Genocide Pact craft death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing forward to something even greater.” After touring on a much buzzed about demo and 7” single, the band recorded their debut LP Forged Through Domination for A389 Recordings in 2015. The band has since toured North America extensively as well as select dates with Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper, Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan, Power Trip and Torche in addition to an appearance at the renowned Maryland Deathfest.
Now in 2018, GENOCIDE PACT unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut entitled Order of Torment. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd), Order of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanically heavy crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT are THE death metal band to watch in 2018.
This Friday, January 12th, marks the release of the new album from White Wizzard. Fans have long anticipated the return full-length from traditional metal heroes White Wizzard, who revamped their lineup last year to include the return of their strongest players to date, vocalist Wyatt “Screaming Demon” Anderson and guitarist James J. LaRue. Reviews have been overly positive and critics are recognizing the band firing on all cylinders by not only bringing back all of their expected true metal ingredients but flavoring this hour-plus ride with an expanded repertoire of moods and influences citing comparisons to Rush, Led Zeppelin and Metallica on certain tracks, all highlighted by the group’s seasoned musicianship and proper album production, courtesy of Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, UFO).
“We’re very excited to release yet another song from our new album via this lyric video created by LaRue. The lyrics are a bit of a sarcastic comment on modern times… as we watch technology and idiocy fuse together for one entertaining ride as humanity circles the drain into the abyss!” explains Jon Leon. “We bring it a bit heavier here and Wyatt sings his ass off on this one.”
“We are really proud of the new album and super excited to finally share it with the fans. We’re doing a special run of shows starting Wednesday and are super excited to announce that Devil’s Cut axe grinder Will Willner will be joining us on second guitar live. He complements LaRue perfectly and it’s a very strong tandem!
Next up, White Wizzard just shot a proper promo video for a more epic track, “Chasing Dragons,” so keep an eye out for that.
Infernal Overdrive, the band’s fourth full-length, will be released on all digital platforms, as well as CD and gatefold double colored vinyl (orange haze retail version or white exclusive from the band & label). Order now at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store
White Wizzard will play a handful of special shows in the Southwest to kick off Infernal Overdrive’s release, as well as a showcase in London March 31st.
January 10 – The Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
January 11 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA*
January 12 – The Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV*
January 13 – Karman Bar – Laguna Niguel, CA*
January 14 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
*with Novareign as support
Fuzz-drenched metal/punk act SATAN’S SATYRS share the official audio for “Succubus” off the Split LP with WINDHAND.
“‘Succubus’ is our ode to gothic cinema queens of eras past who continue to whet our nocturnal appetites. It is the first recording of the band as af our piece to be released and is a taste of things to come.”Additionally, watch WINDHAND’s previously released, Jordan Vance directed, music video for “Old Evil” HERE. The band has also announced a quick run down the West Coast next spring; check below for a full list of dates.
WINDHAND and SATAN’S SATYRS Split LP is due out February 16th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com and digital downloads.
WINDHAND LIVE DATES:
Mar 23: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA (Record Release Show)*
Apr 19: Neumos – Seattle, WA #
Apr 22: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
Apr 23: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA #
Apr 26: Levitation Fest @ Barracuda – Austin, TX #
Jun 23: Maryland Doom Fest 2018 – Frederick, MD
More TBA…* w/ Satan’s Satyrs # w/ Ruby The Hatchet