HALCYON WAY detail new album ‘Bloody But Unbowed’

American metallers from Atlanta (GA), and Agonia Records recent signees, HALCYON WAY, announce details of their fourth studio album, successor to Billboard-charting “Conquer” from 2014. The new record is titled “Bloody But Unbowed” and is set to be released on Agonia on the 3rd of August worldwide.

HALCYON WAY‘s sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal. It can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, progressive and above all, focused on strong songcraft. From Megadeth to Dream Theater, to Testament and ChimairaHALCYON WAY draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands. With a magnitude of catchy hooks, vocal harmonies a la King’s X or Stryper, and heavy, technical, yet ultimately accessible instrumentation, “Bloody But Unbowed” is sure to please fans of many forms of metal. Be that modern, power, thrash and progressive metal – but also hard rock fans. Crammed full of huge anthemic choruses, shredding solos, and brutal riffs, this release checks off all the boxes.

“Bloody But Unbowed” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Trivium, Bad Wolves, Threat Signal) and is replete with artwork from Travis Smith (Opeth, Overkill, Death, Iced Earth). The album boasts a very special appearance of “The Nailhead Choir”, with many guest names to be revealed soon. HALCYON WAY is currently filming a music video for the lead single “Blame”, which is expected to drop early June together with pre-orders.

The band commented: ““We are beyond excited to finally unleash this beast upon everyone. This is by far our heaviest album, but it also has the biggest choruses, and it’s just the right next step in our evolution as a band. It was a difficult album to write and put over the finish line, and we cannot wait to have everyone hear it. From the songs to the production to the art, we think all our fans are going to absolutely love it, and when people that haven’t heard Halcyon Way before get a taste, they’re going to be like ‘where has this band been my whole life?'”.

Tracklisting:
1. Devolutionize
2. Bloody But Unbowed
3. Blame
4. Slaves To Silicon
5. Superpredator
6. Primal Scream
7. Ten Thousand Ways
8. The Church Of Me
9. Cast Another Stone
10. Crowned In Violence
11. Burning The Summit
12. Desolate
+ European edition bonus tracks:
13. Insufferable
14. Stand For Something

Album formats:
– Digipack CD.
– Black LP.
– Digital.

Line-up: 
Steve Braun – vocals
Jon Bodan – lead guitars, backing vocals, programming
Max Eve – rhythm guitars
Skyler Moore – bass, backing vocals
Aaron Baumoel – drums

HALCYON WAY is the ultimate example of blue-collar work ethic, self-reliant bootstrapping, and hard work & perseverance in spite of nearly insurmountable odds. This award winning band has released four studio albums worldwide through Nightmare Records/Sony RED, and most recently via Massacre Records, and has performed on 4 continents (and about 20 countries and counting), extensively touring with the likes of Saxon, Sabaton, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Fozzy, Skid Row, U.D.O. and Delain. Most recently, HALCYON WAY finished a month-long European tour with Angra & Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, and is gearing up to hit the road again in support of their new album “Bloody But Unbowed”

HALCYON WAY on-line:
Website: https://www.halcyonway.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halcyonway
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/halcyonway
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hwmetal
Instagram: https://instagram.com/halcyonwayofficial

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

HALCYON WAY ujawnia szczegóły nowego albumu “Bloody But Unbowed”

 

HALCYON WAY, amerykański zespół pochodzący z Atlanty, który niedawno podpisał umowę wydawniczą z Agonia Records, wyda nowy album studyjny 3 sierpnia. Następca debiutującego na liście Billboard Heatseekers “Conquer” (2014) nosi tytuł “Bloody But Unbowed”.

Metal w wykonaniu HALCYON WAY można określić jako ciężki, progresywny, chwytliwy, techniczny i przede wszystkim skupiony na silnych kompozycjach. Zespół czerpie inspiracje od takich wykonawców jak Megadeth, Dream Theater, Testament czy Chimaira. Cechują go chwytliwe wstawki, harmonijne wokale w stylu King’s X czy Stryper, oraz ciężka i wpadająca w ucho sekcja rytmiczna. Najnowszy album spaja ze sobą wiele podgatunków metalu (w tym thrash metal, power metal czy metal progresywny) i hard rock.

Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Trivium, Bad Wolves, Threat Signal) odpowiada na nagrania, miksy i mastering nowego krążka. Okładkę przygotował Travis Smith (Opeth, Overkill, Death). Na albumie znajdzie się również specjalny, gościnny występ “The Nailhead Choir”, a nazwiska muzyków będących częścią wspomnianego chóru zostaną ogłoszone niebawem. Zespół obecnie nagrywa klip wideo do pierwszego singla “Blame”, który ma się ukazać na początku czerwca wraz z przedsprzedażą.

Komentarz zespołu: “Jesteśmy podekscytowani mogąc w końcu wydać ten album. Jest to nasz najcięższy krążek, z jednymi z najlepszych refrenów jakie nagraliśmy. Czujemy, że jest to również właściwy krok w ewolucji naszego zespołu. Trudno było doprowadzić ten album do końca, więc teraz nie możemy się doczekać aż ludzie go usłyszą. Począwszy od utworów, przez produkcją, aż po okładkę, myślę że nasi fani go docenią, a ludzie którzy do tej pory nie słyszeli o Halcyon Way będą pozytywnie zaskoczeni”.

HALCYON WAY wydał do tej pory cztery albumy studyjne przez Nightmare Records / Sony RED, a ostatni album również nakładem Massacre Records. Zespół jest znany z ciężkiej pracy i częstego koncertowania, które zawiodło go na cztery kontynenty (w tym ponad 20 państw), grając trasy z takimi formacjami jak Saxon, Sabaton, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Fozzy, Skid Row, U.D.O.Delain. HALCYON WAY niedawno ukończył europejską trasę koncertową w towarzystwie Angra i Operation: Mindcrime (Geoffa Tate’a  z Queensryche). Niedługo znowu wyruszy w trasę, promować nadchodzący album.

Utwory:
1. Devolutionize
2. Bloody But Unbowed
3. Blame
4. Slaves To Silicon
5. Superpredator
6. Primal Scream
7. Ten Thousand Ways
8. The Church Of Me
9. Cast Another Stone
10. Crowned In Violence
11. Burning The Summit
12. Desolate
+ Bonusowe utwory (tylko Europejska edycja):
13. Insufferable
14. Stand For Something

Formaty albumu:
– Digipack CD.
– Czarny vinyl.
– Pliki cyfrowe.

Skład:
Steve Braun – wokal,
Jon Bodan – gitara prowadząca, dodatkowe wokale, programowanie,
Max Eve – gitara rytmiczna,
Skyler Moore – bass, dodatkowe wokale,
Aaron Baumoel – perkusja.

HALCYON WAY on-line:
Website: https://www.halcyonway.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halcyonway
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/halcyonway
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hwmetal
Instagram: https://instagram.com/halcyonwayofficial

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

GWAR Announces Summer-Fall Headline Tour Dates

 
 
Attention Bohabs! Fresh from the slaughter of countless thousands of metal fans in Mexico City at the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival last weekend, your Lordsand Masters GWAR have announced new headline shows this summer and fall as part of “The Blood Of Gods Tour”. Joining GWAR on the tour will be Light The Torch. A complete list of dates can be found below.
 
Again, during this tour GWAR will offer the:
 
“GWAR LORDS & MASTERS VIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGE”
 
-One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry
 
-Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
 
-Invitation to play a GWAR instrument onstage at soundcheck
 
-Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
 
-Early Merch Access to avoid the crowds
 
-One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
 
-One (1) Souvenir GWAR laminate
 
-Photo opportunity with GWAR before the show
 
-You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
 
-Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance 
 
-Get killed on stage by GWAR! (18+ only)
 
VIP Packages will be available exclusively at https://www.gwarvip.com.
Tickets will be available at GWAR.net.
 
All tickets and VIP packages will go on sale this Friday May 18th at 10:00 local time.
 
Blothar the Beserker on the upcoming tour, “Foolish Talking Apes! The world is our circus, and you are our monkeys! Come, swallow my sword and bear witness to the greatest happening in superhuman history! GWAR’s Blood of God’s tour will change your meaningless lives. A true mutated menagarie of malevolence the likes of which have never been seen”.
 
Guitarist Pustulus Maximus adds, “I can’t wait to pursue my new career in academia and teach the people of America their ABC’s: Anal, Booze and Cocaine”
 
 
GWAR W/ Light The Torch and TBD:
7/11: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s#
7/12: Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest*
7/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection**
7/14: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s**
7/15: Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre**
7/16: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note**
7/17: Springfield, MO @ The Complex**
7/20: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel**
9/13: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
#DevilDriver Appears this date only
*Festival Appearance
**Light The Torch on July Dates Only 
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HALCYON WAY sign record deal with Agonia Records

HALCYON WAY, an American metal band from Atlanta, GA, has signed a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Fresh off a month-long European tour with Angra & Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, the band is expected to release a new studio album – successor to Billboard-charting “Conquer” from 2014 – in August.
HALCYON WAY is the ultimate example of blue-collar work ethic, self-reliant bootstrapping, and hard work & perseverance in spite of nearly insurmountable odds. This award winning band has released four studio albums worldwide through Nightmare Records/Sony RED, and most recently via Massacre Records, and has performed on 4 continents (and about 20 countries and counting), extensively touring with the likes of Saxon, Sabaton, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Fozzy, Skid Row, U.D.O. and Delain.

HALCYON WAY‘s sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal. It can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, progressive and above all, focused on strong songcraft. The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands, from Megadeth to Dream Theater, to Testament and Chimaira. With a magnitude of catchy hooks, vocal harmonies a la King’s X or Stryper, and heavy, technical, yet ultimately accessible instrumentation, HALCYON WAY is ready to begin a new chapter with their forthcoming studio album.

“We’re really stoked to be announcing our partnership with Agonia Records” – comments the band. “Their commitment to working our new record alongside us is strong and we can’t wait to open this new chapter in our career. We just got back from a fantastic tour with our friends in Angra and Operation:Mindcrime, and we had the opportunity to test out some of the new songs. The crowds went ape over them so we can’t wait to get the new record in everyone’s hands so we can get out there and support it some more!”.

HALCYON WAY‘s last album, “Conquer” (2014), hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 for week of release sales. It was named “Record Of The Week” on the Revolver Magazine website, and the lead single Web Of Lies” spent more than 6 weeks on the USA CMJ metal radio charts. More news on the follow-up to “Conquer” will be announced soon.

Line-up: 
Steve Braun – vocals
Jon Bodan – lead guitars, backing vocals, programming
Max Eve – rhythm guitars
Skyler Moore – bass, backing vocals
Aaron Baumoel – drums

HALCYON WAY on-line:
Website: https://www.halcyonway.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halcyonway
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/halcyonway
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hwmetalAgonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

OBSCURA: Announce New Album Diluvium; Share Title-Track Music Video

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Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.
 
Watch the official video for “Diluvium” via YouTube HERE and all digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. “Diluvium” was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album’s celestial themes. The band commented further on the concept: 
“With the title track of our new album we present you one of the most fast forward and brutal compositions “Diluvium” has to offer. The music video created by German Cinematographer Mirko Witzki shows the first part of a connected story relating to the band’s long running four album cycle.”
Additionally, OBSCURA will perform at select European festivals this summer including Vienna Metal Meeting, Amsterdam Metal Meeting and Summer Breeze Open Air. Stay tuned for more tour dates in the near future.
 
OBSCURA’s fifth studio album Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.
 
Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.  
 
Album Art Credit: Orion Landau 
 
Diluvium Tracklist:
1.   Clandestine Stars
2.   Emergent Evolution
3.   Diluvium
4.   Mortification of the Vulgar Sun
5.   Ethereal Skies
6.   Convergence
7.   Ekpyrosis
8.   The Seventh Aeon
9.   The Conjuration
10. An Epilogue to Infinity
11. A Last Farewell (Bonus Track)
 
OBSCURA Tour Dates:
 
May 12 Vienna, AU Vienna Metal Meeting 2018
 
May 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Metal Meeting 2018
 
Aug 15-18   Dinkelsbuhl, DE Summer Breeze Open Air 2018
 
OBSCURA Bio:
Founded in 2002 by guitarist/vocalist Steffen Kummerer, German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album
Retribution that same year. From its very beginnings, the band (named after Gorguts’ inimitable 1993 full-length) demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements.
In 2009, after being acquired by Relapse Records, the band released Cosmogenesis, a marvel of technical and progressive metal that firmly established OBSCURA as one of modern extreme metal’s leading lights. Not one to bend to convention, OBSCURA distinguished themselves and their unique brand of music via the tasteful use of vocal effects, fretless bass, philosophical underpinnings, and other elements rarely touched on in extreme metal.
In addition to cracking the US Billboard charts, the release of Cosmogenesis saw OBSCURA embark on their first worldwide tour, which included visits to North America, Europe, and Japan. Cosmogenesis was followed in 2011 by Omnivium, which was lauded by Decibel, Terrorizer, Metal Injection, and dozens of others as a landmark achievement in technical music. That album entered the US and German charts while enabling the band to conduct another run of extensive touring across the globe. Five years since the release of the universally-acclaimed Omnivium, the progressive metal masters returned with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly-named Akróasis (Greek for “hearing” or “listening”) draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA‘s signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole.
The band embarked on multiple world tours with such renowned artists as Cannibal Corpse, Death To All, Children of Bodom and countless others including numerous festival appearances at Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting and many others. 
Now in 2018, OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium(defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
OBSCURA are:
 
Steffen Kummerer – Vocals/Guitars
Rafael Trujillo – Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer – Bass
Sebastian Lanser – Drums
 
OFFICIAL LINKS:
 

DUST BOLT Kicks Off Second Ever Off North American Tour Tonight Alongside Obituary, Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch


Last year, Napalm Records artist and German Thrashers Dust Bolt, stormed the shores of North America for the first time.  After a successful tour, Dust Bolt are now back and ready to hit the road alongside Obituary, Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch. The tour starts tonight in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade and runs June 3rd in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Dust Bolt frontman Lenny Bruess cannot wait to return to North America:
“We´re back again! What´s up America!? Dust Bolt is coming back to North America and WE CAN`T wait to hit the stages and go 100 percent nuts with you all! We just recorded our new album and didn´t play a live show in 4 months, so we´re more than stoked to bang our heads and shred some riffs for you! I hope you are prepared! See you all on tour!”
DUST BOLT W/Obituary:
5/2: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/3: Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
5/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
5/5: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/6: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
5/8: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
5/9: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
5/10: Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
5/11: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/12: Detroit, MI @ Majestic
5/13: Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/15: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
5/18: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
5/21: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/25: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/26: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
5/29: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/30: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
5/31: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/1: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/2: Orlando, FL @ The Haven Lounge
6/3: Miami, FL @ The Ground

DUST BOLT released their third album Mass Confusion 

in July 2016 via Napalm Records.  (Order Here)
 It’s only been seven years since Southern Germans DUST BOLT won the W:O:A Metal Battle 2011 – six years the band has used to transform themselves from hot newcomers into national thrash heroes with their debut Violent Demolition! These Bay Area aficionados dropped their third full length Mass Confusion in July 2016. Relentless touring plus constant fine-tuning of the typical DUST BOLT sound have finally paid off: the old school songwriting is focused and free of ballast weight, yet despite all the rage and aggression there is still plenty of breathing space for melodic guitar work, gang shouts and ten-ton grooves.
For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/dustbolt

MOTOGRATER Reveals New Music Video for Hard-Hitting Anthem “Daggers”

Watch Now via Loudwire
 
2018 DESOLATOUR Begins Sunday, May 6 in Las Vegas, NV
 
New Album, Desolation, Out Now via EMP Label Group
 
California-based, Billboard chart-topping hard rockers MOTOGRATER recently announced their upcoming spring and summer “Desolatour” dates, set to begin on May 6 in Las Vegas, NV. The tour will run through July 7 when the band performs at Mosh Out to the Masses festival in Muncie, IN. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
In advance of the tour, MOTOGRATER is pleased to reveal a music video for their hard-hitting, melodic anthem “Daggers”. The track can be heard on the band’s 2017 full-length release, Desolation, released via Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. Watch the video, directed by Matt Lord Zane in Los Angeles,now via Loudwire: http://loudwire.com/motograter-daggers-exclusive-video-premiere/
Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes says, “Firstly, we would have never been able to pull this off without the support of Mikey Doling at JaxxRock Ent and Angel Chavez at DW Drums. Shooting the “Daggers” video was a great experience all around. We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish. The director Matt Lord Zane and crew – especially the amazing Laney Chantal (makeup/paint) – were nothing short of incredible to work with. We would be remiss to not give a huge shout out to Mike Tempesta at Jackson EVH for loaning us the awesome amps and heads. MOTOGRATER is truly excited to show the world something we feel is a true piece of art. See you on the road soon!”
MOTOGRATER Desolatour dates:
5/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/7 – Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
5/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
5/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/12 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Gem
5/13 – Kennewick, WA @ Eagles Lodge 2491
5/14 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
5/15 – Lewiston, ID @ 3rd Wheel
5/16 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
5/18 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
5/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/20 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/2 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains
6/16 – Danville, IL @ Slang Metal Fest @ Shovelhead Saloon
7/7 – Muncie, IN @ Mosh Out The Masses @ The Water Bowl
While online, watch the official lyric video for the first single from Desolation, “Parasite,” directed by Brian Cox of Gemini Syndrome and Hollywood Undead, here: https://youtu.be/2hccUQOWQyA
About MOTOGRATER
Formed in Santa Barbara, California the mid-90s, MOTOGRATER honed its creative industrial/tribal sounds and samples through playing and recording, and signed with Sever Records, founded by Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber and DevilDriver. MOTOGRATER evolved further thanks to dark, groove-oriented guitars, and in 2003, the band inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records, and put out its self-titled major-label debut to critical and fan acclaim.
2003’s acclaimed Motograter (Elektra Records) album launched a fiercely unique heavy rock band that was a breed apart from the nu metal masses, thanks to tribal body paint and the Motograter itself-a hand-made instrument created from industrial cable and guitar pieces that creates a singular bass sound. The 2003/4 radio singles “Down,” “Suffocate” and “No Name” put the band-then fronted by Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)–on the map. “Suffocate” landed in the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; “Down” cracked the Top 3 Billboard Mainstream charts; and Motograter toured on Ozzfest 2003, as well as sharing stages with Korn, Marilyn Manson, Cradle of Filth, and many more.
After going on hiatus in 2005. They reformed in 2008 with a new lineup, putting out the Pre-Release EP in 2009, while their The Damned Holiday Tour thrilled old fans and made new ones. After touring and performing for the next few years with artists such as Pop Evil, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Anthrax, and more, MOTOGRATER discovered North Carolina native James Anthony Legion in 2015, and in early 2016, began recording their latest album, Desolation.

 

MOTOGRATER Online:

 

MOTOGRATER is:
James Anthony Legion – vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – guitars
Jesse Stamper – guitars
Aeon Cruz – bass
Jonathan “Zero” Price – percussion/samples
Casey Cahill – Motograter
Ryan Ramirez – drums

 

CREMATORY Release New Video For “Stay With Me”

New Album “Oblivion” Out Now
 
 
Germany`s leading Gothic Metal band CREMATORY release a new single and video for the song “Stay With Me” today. The song is taken from their new album “Oblivion”.
Watch the video HERE.
The new album “Oblivion” is available through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digi (incl. poster) / 2LP gatefold (golden vinyl) / download / stream.  Order the album HERE.
CREMATORY Tour 2018:
27.04. DE-Leipzig – Werk 2
29.04. DE-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
30.04. DE-Saarbrücken – Garage
09.05. DE-Siegburg – Kubana
10.05. DE-Frankfurt – Nachtleben
11.05. DE-Dresden – Scheune
12.05. DE-Hameln – Sumpfblume
18.05. DE-Magdeburg – Factory
19.05. DE-Erfurt – From Hell
20.05. DE-Berlin – BiNuu
25.05. DE-Mannheim – MS Connection
30.05. DE-Nürnberg – Der Cult
31.05. DE-Munich – Backstage
01.06. SLO-Vrutky – Club Mlyn
02.06. CZ-Pilsen – Metalfest
04.-07.07. DE-Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Open Air
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VIDEO NEWS FROM CHRIS BAY

CHRIS BAY Releases New Video For “Flying Hearts”
 
New Album “Chasing the Sun” Out Now!
 
 
Freedom Call mastermind CHRIS BAY is releasing his third single and video “Flying Hearts” today. The song is taken from his first solo album “Chasing The Sun”.  Watch the video HERE.
Chris Bay regarding the video and the song: “Here it is, the brand new video clip “Flying Hearts” from my solo album “Chasing the Sun”. This great clip was filmed during our Southeast Asian tour with Freedom Call in Thailand, so the album title “Chasing the Sun” is literally a program. For me, this video is very special, as I have been very touched by the flair, the beautiful landscape and the cordiality of this country. I wish you a lot of fun with this clip. Certainly, it will cause some of you wanderlust….in any case, that’s how I feel.”
 
The solo album “Chasing The Sun” was released in February 2018 as CD, download and stream.  The album can be purchased HERE.
CHRIS BAY Live 2018
03.05. DE-Munich – Substanz Club
08.05. COL-Sagamoso – Projecto X (with Timo Kotipelto)
09.05. COL-Cali – Auditorio Diego Garces (with Timo Kotipelto)
10.05. COL-Bogota – Auditorio Lumiere (with Timo Kotipelto)
11.05. COL-Medellin – Sala Bombay (with Timo Kotipelto)
18.05. PL-Warsaw – Juwenalia PW
24.05. DE-Nürnberg – Matrixx
19.10. CZ-Prag – Palac Akropolis (with Axel Rud iPell)
20.10. CZ-Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe (with Axel Rudi Pell)
21.10. HU-Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club (with Axel Rudi Pell)
23.10. SK-Zvolen – Music Garden (with Axel Rudi Pell)
24.10. AT-Vienna – Szene (with Axel Rudi Pell)
30.10. DE-Langen – Neue Stadthalle (with Axel Rudi Pell)
15.11. UK-Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms (with Power Quest)
16.11. UK-Bridgend – Tobos (with Power Quest)
17.11. UK-London – Underworld (with Power Quest)
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Witch Casket Releases Debut Album “Hatred Index” Today!

Streaming in Full via Metal Insider
 

Southern California Blackened Death Metal outfit Witch Casket has released their debut album entitled “Hatred Index”, and is available now for purchase on CD or download through the band’s profile page at CDBaby HERE.
 
The album will also be available to download through all major online music stores, including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and available through streaming on Pandora and Spotify.
 
Witch Casket has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive full album stream of “Hatred Index”.  Get a first listen HERE
 
The album, which is an EP, was produced, engineered and mixed by the band’s guitarist, Colin “Nylock” Cameron, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Performing on the album is guitarist Nylock, handling guitar, bass, drums, Piano Keyboards, and Orchestral Arrangements.  Vocals were performed by Drogoth, with additional guitar by Neal Tiemann.
 
Guitarist Nylock had this to say about the writing process:
“I wanted to do something different. I wasn’t concerned with genre or subculture. I just wanted to write for the piece and let it flow from the darkness, untapped and unfiltered. Just the metal that I wanted to create, nothing more.”
 
The band will be celebrating the release at their Album Release show at The Slidebar in Fullerton, CA on June 24, 2018.
 
The band also recently released a music video for one of the tracks from the release entitled “The True Knot”which can be seen here:
 
The video is the third release by the band, following the release of a lyric video for the song “That Damn Devil”,and a music video for the title track “Hatred Index”, both of which are both available on the band’s YouTube channel:
 
Witch Casket was formed by ex-members of Symphonic Black Metal band “Sothis” from Los Angeles, and guitarist Neal Tiemann of Devildriver. After over a decade of creating Symphonic Black Metal, these musicians were looking to write more melodic death metal style songs, while still keeping the blackened symphonic aspects from the previous band’s style.
 
 
 
Track Listing:
1. Hatred Index
2. That Damn Devil
3. Dawn Everlasting
4. History of Violence
5. The True Knot
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LAMB OF GOD Reveals BURN THE PRIEST Cover of Big Black’s “Kerosene”

Listen Now & Pre-Order Merch Bundles via http://burn-the-priest.com
 
LAMB OF GOD Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BURN THE PRIEST with Release of New Covers Album, Legion: XX, in Stores May 18, 2018 via Epic Records
 
Featuring Covers of Classics by Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Big Black, Ministry, Melvins, Quicksand and More
 
Legion: XX Album Art
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD recently announced the release of their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIESTLegion: XX – a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with their signature modern sound.
Legion: XX features tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., the Accused, Big Black, and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
Following up on the surprise release of their cover of the Accused‘s “Inherit The Earth” last month, the band is releasing another blistering track from Legion: XX – a charging cover of Big Black‘s “Kerosene”. Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.
Big Black is a very important band to me,” says vocalist Randy Blythe. “When I was 12 and first listening to punk rock, I thought all punk came from England – but then through skating, I got into Black Flag and Bad Brains. I soon discovered this super-smart American punk rock – very caustic, and deeply sardonic about the murky side of the human experience. That got me into Steve Albini’s future bands Shellac and Rapeman – and all the noisy smart punk rock on labels like AmRep and Touch & Go. ‘Kerosene’ was one of their biggest songs, if they even had one. It speaks to small-town boredom.”
 
Legion: XX will be released on May 18, 2018 via Epic Records in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST‘s upcoming 20th anniversary. Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via http://burn-the-priest.com and fans can stream “Inherit The Earth” and “Kerosene” here: http://btp.lnk.to/legionxx. On street date, a 7″ vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth” featuring a B-side of “In the Meantime” (originally performed by Helmet), will also be available.
LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler’s brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.
The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.
 
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)
 
 
Beginning May 10th, LAMB OF GOD will tour as support on Slayer‘s final world tour, North American legs one and two. LAMB OF GOD will also perform select one-off festival dates, as well as headline shows featuring support from Behemoth and Napalm Death. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at www.lamb-of-god.com.
See below for all currently confirmed tour dates. LAMB OF GOD headline dates falling within are marked with a double asterisk in bold.
LEG ONE
(In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg one headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.)
 
MAY
10   Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11   FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
**12   Fox Theater, Pomona, CA – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth
13   Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16   Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC
17   South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19   Big Four, Calgary, AB   SOLD OUT
20   Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB   SOLD OUT
22   Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
**23   The District, Sioux Falls, SD – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth
24   The Armory, Minneapolis, MN   SOLD OUT
25   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
27   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI  SOLD OUT
29   Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON   SOLD OUT
30   Place Bell, Montreal, QC   SOLD OUT
JUNE
1   Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT   SOLD OUT
2   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
**3   The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth
4   Santander Arena, Reading, PA   SOLD OUT
6   Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7   Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9   KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
**11 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth
12   Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14   PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15   Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
16   Montebello Rock Fest, Montebello, QC – FESTIVAL DATE/LAMB OF GOD ONLY
17   Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land, Houston, TX   SOLD OUT
19   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT
20   Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
LEG TWO
(In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg two headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death.)
 
JULY
26   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27   Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29   Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
AUGUST
1   Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4   Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6   Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7   Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10   Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13   Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15   Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16   The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
**17   Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Napalm Death
18   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver, CO
19   USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21   Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
**22   Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Napalm Death
23   Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
24   White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
26   SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Keep up with LAMB OF GOD and BURN THE PRIEST‘s Legion: XX via http://burn-the-priest.com and http://lamb-of-god.com.

 

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