Coming off a mind-crushingly awesome new album and spots on the Metal Masters, Priest Feast and CHILDREN OF BODOM/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tours, TESTAMENT are taking their momentum on another run through the states, this time with Metal Blade signees UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D. Considering the awesomeness of The Formation of Damnation and the fact that four out of five original members (filled out by SLAYER's former drummer) are on board, this is as great a time as ever to catch a headlining set from one of the best and most influential thrash metal bands in existence. Tour dates and the "More than Meets the Eye" video are after the jump. (more…)
Our buddy Chris from Photosynthesis Photograpjy submitted two new galleries for your viewing pleasure. Photos of UNEARTH and IN THIS MOMENT from recent NY stops. Click on either band's photo to see their respective gallery:
UNEARTH have announced a full run of North American dates for a tour they are calling "Fuck School, Fuck Work, Let’s Rage!” Tour. Support will come from Emmure, Impending Doom and Born of Osiris. Here are the dates…
January 9 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
January 10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
January 11 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
January 12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
January 13 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
January 14 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
January 16 Springfield, MO @ Remington’s Downtown
January 17 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
January 18 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
January 19 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
January 20 Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood
January 22 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
January 23 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Pee
January 24 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club (Downstairs Lounge)
January 25 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
January 27 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
January 28 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
January 29 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
January 30 Portland, ME @ The Station
After the jump check out UNEARTH's overseas itinerary. (more…)
October's slew of high-profile releases continues today with new albums from some of Europe's finest and some rising metal stars.
Gojira – The Way Of All Flesh (Prosthetic)
After gaining stature on tours with Lamb of God and Behemoth, plus an In Flames tour this fall, Gojira are on the verge of stardom with a serious album of the year contender. Check out the socially-conscious headbangers' new video right here.
The Haunted – Versus (Century Media)
Three-fifths of At the Gates return from their mighty reunion tour last summer with some melodic death metal in the vein of their legendary first band. The new songs streaming here contrast with their more experimental last album and reflects the thrash sensibilities that distinguished their earlier albums.
Yngwie Malmsteen – Perpetual Flame (Rising Force)
Unearth – The March (Metal Blade)
Produced by Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz, propelled by first video "My Will be Done" (watch here) and arriving on the heels of their US tour with Dimmu Borgir, Devildriver, and Kataklysm, The March may be the album that makes Unearth a household name.
Check out the rest of tomorrow's releases after the jump… (more…)
A/V Roundup: New songs from UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SUICIDE SILENCE; new videos from DIMMU BORGIR, NORMA JEAN, HUMAN ABSTRACT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST
UNEARTH have posted a third new track "Hail The Shrine" on their Myspace page. The band's new CD, The March hits stores October 14th.
Two bands posted covers of bands who clearly had an influence on them. KINGDOM OF SORROW have posted their cover of MOTORHEAD's "No Class" online here and SUICIDE SILENCE have posted a cover of DEFTONES' "Engine No. 9" online here.
It's almost October, which means, as Jim Ross would say…"Business is about to pick up". Check out some recent A/V postings from around the interwebs:
GOJIRA (properly pronounced: GOJJIIRRRRRRAAAAHHH) have posted 10 of the 12 tracks off their new album The Way Of All Flesh has been posted on the band's MySpace page. This album is absolutely incredible. This band has the heaviest tone of any band out right now. Definitely pick up the record when it comes out October 14th.
UNEARTH have posted a second track, "We Are Not Anonymous" on their MySpace page. Don't expect barriers to be broken. It's the typical UNEARTH sound at it's finest. I'll definitely give this album a listen when it comes out.
A full concert of songs from IN THIS MOMENT's new album The Dream has been posted over at Woozyfly
A/V Roundup: INTRONAUT, UNEARTH, DRAGONFORCE, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, AUGUST BURNS RED, DIVINE HERESY and HATEBREED
> Check out the widget for INTRONAUT's new album, Prehistoricisms to your right. The album comes out on September 16. You should do yourself a favor and get this record! We can't stop listening to it. We recently got a chance to interview the band when they played the Knitting Factory here in NY and we taped their entire set so look for that really really soon!
> UNEARTH have just posted a new track called "My Will Be Done" which can be streamed right here. The song is instantly recognizable as an UNEARTH track and packs quite the punch. I'm officially looking forward to their new record.
> Peep AUGUST BURNS RED's new video for the track Back Burner right here. The track comes off their recent release, Messengers which we highly recommend you pick up if you are a fan of metalcore done right!
> BENEATH THE MASSACRE has posted new video footage documenting the tracking of guitars and bass for their new record, DYSTOPIA. Check that out here.
> For those of you dying for some DRAGONFORCE out there, check out some samples of the band's upcoming release Ultra Beatdown (in stores August 26th) right here.
> DIVINE HERESY has posted an MP3 of their track "Bleed the Fifth" with their official new singer Travis Neal here
> HATEBREED have unvieled another live clip from their upcoming DVD, Live Dominance. Check out "This Is Now" at the Headbangers Blog.
Three bands have been in the news lately in regards to their forthcoming records:
> SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY have been keeping fans updated on their MySpace blog on the record process for their upcoming release Intervals. The band has announced that the release will see the light of day on October 14th. Guitars, bass and drums have already been completed. Also, Nate Johnson recorded vocals for a guest spot on the record. Unfamiliar with SYNT? Check out a bunch of live videos.
> UNEARTH have completed work on their new album, The March due on October 14 via Metal Blade Records. The March was recorded at both MA’s System Recording Studios and Zing Studios with producer Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. UNEARTH front man Trevor Phipps states, “The March symbolizes both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity." Sounds deep.
> In his weekly MetalSucks column, Dallas Coyle announced that the new GOD FORBID record has been pushed back to a late January/early February release due to mixing issues.
October 01st Baltimore, MD – Sonar
October 02nd Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts
October 03rd Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
October 04th Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's
October 05th Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 07th Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 08th Sauget, IL – Pop's
October 09th Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
October 10th Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
October 11th Salt Lake City, UT – The Avalon Theater
October 12th Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
October 13th San Francisco, CA – Slim's
October 14th West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
October 15th Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
October 17th San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
October 18th Lubbock, TX – The Foundation
October 19th Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
October 20th Dallas, TX – House of Blues
October 22nd Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
October 23rd Saint Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
October 24th Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
October 25th Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
October 26th Charleston, SC – Music Farm
October 28th Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
October 29th Norfolk, VA – NorVa
October 30th New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
ALOL Singer launches new band; UNEARTH almost finished with guitar tracking; First bands for MDF VII announced; Metal Monk
> A LIFE ONCE LOST vocalist Bob Meadows has launched a side-project called NO PEOPLE. The band is rounded out by Nate Localio (guitar) and Colby Chase (drums) of avant-metal band Jekylnhyde along with Philadelphia musicians Will Schaeffer (guitar) and Josh Gowton (bass) with a sound that can be compared to MESHUGGAH and DILLIGNER ESCAPE PLAN (so not too far from ALOL themselves). Check out the band's 4 track demo on their MySpace page.
> UNEARTH are currently sequestered System Recording Studios with producer Adam Dutkiewicz. The album's guitar tracks are near-complete and vocals are expected to be tracked next week. Expected release for the as-yet-titled recored is sometime in October. The band has been posting video updates on their MySpace page.
> The first round of band's for next year's Maryland Deathfest VII have been announced: ASPHYX, IMMOLATION, BRUTAL TRUTH, TODAY IS THE DAY, FLESH PARADE and ANTIGAMA. The event will take place from May 22nd to 24th at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.
> The BBC has a pretty interesting piece on a heavy metal monk, who first got into metal at a METALLICA concert.