There’s a reason DevilDriver is still here. They’re one of the best metal bands of the past decade. 5/5
– Artist Direct
DEVILDRIVER will be releasing their sixth studio album Winter Kills August 27th via Napalm Records. Today the band has partnered with Ghost Cult Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the title track from Winter Kills. Check out the song HERE.
Dez Fafara will be taking part in a special video chat with Alternative Press Magazine. The chat will take place TONIGHT at 6:00 PM EDT, and will be conducted through USTREAM. The chat will take place HERE. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions for Dez through Twitter using the hashtag #APAskDevildriver. Then be sure to tune into the chat to see if your question gets answered.
Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 45 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time in DEVILDRIVER history, a 2LP Gatefold edition.
Best Buy stores will be offering an exclusive edition of Winter Kills. The package comes with the Deluxe Digibook version of the CD, the DVD and an exclusive t-shirt, designed specifically for Best Buy’s exclusive edition. This version can be pre-ordered on BestBuy.com and will be available in stores in North America on the release date.
The video for the song “The Appetite” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Dan Burke of PianoFight Films.
In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium. Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis. Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA
Winter Kills is available for pre-order on iTunes. Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “Ruthless”. The album can also be pre-ordered on Amazon
A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” is available for viewing HERE.
The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties. DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record. This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.
DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:
9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom
9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona
9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
DANKO JONES has announced his brand new ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL contest! This is your chance to win a trip to see DANKO JONES play at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL 2013 (together with Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive and more), meet the band, hang out backstage and much more. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself (or of someone else, feel free to be creative) in the classic DANKO JONES “tongue pose” and upload it to Instagram or Twitter (see the guidelines below). All submitted photos will be posted on this page. Winners will be chosen by the band and announced here on August 5th.
**NOTE: Your account on Instagram or Twitter needs to be public for the photo to reach us.
Starting on the east coast and ending on the west, Danko will miss the first three shows due to festival commitments in Europe and will join up in Saratoga, NY for a run of 20 shows. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com and www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
DANKO JONES on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival:
Aug 13th – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 14th – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
Aug 16th – Bristow, VA (D.C.) – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 17th – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 18th – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 20th – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 22nd – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 23rd – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Klipsch Music Center
Aug 24th – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) – DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 27th – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheater
Aug 28th – Dallax, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 31st – Albuquerque, TX – Isleta Amphitheatre
Sep 1st – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sep 2nd – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep 5th – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sep 7th – George, WA – The Gorge
Sep 8th – Ridgefield, WA (Portland, OR) – Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sep 11th – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 14th – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep 15th – Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Following their hugely successful run supporting Volbeat, this will be the biggest tour of North America ever for the band and comes on the back of heavy radio rotation for ‘Just A Beautiful Day’. The lead single off their album Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue peaked at a career high #26 on the Active Rock chart in the US. The band also just released their new single, “Legs”, which just hit radio waves. The band was recently awarded their first ever gold record with the single ‘Had Enough’, reaching gold status in Sweden on the back of heavy radio rotation ever since its release in 2010.
Stay tuned for more news coming from DANKO JONES soon and keep up with his podcasts at www.dankojones.com
Controversial shock-rock masters Dawn of Ashes have released their newest contribution to visceral horror with the video ‘Poisoning the Steps of Babel’, available for exclusive premier at the only acceptable home for such vicious barbarity, Bloody Disgusting. Directed by Chris Trueman and featuring such blasphemous imagery as a bloodied Kristof Bathory preaching to a mad congregation of hedonistic misfits, the torture-murder of a pair of nuns by a masked beast, and confessional vituperation of a small child by fellow industrial shocker Nero Bellum of Psyclon Nine, ‘Poisoning the Steps of Babel’ is nothing short of a malicious attack on all levels.
You can see the video here:
“Throughout our 12 year history, Dawn of Ashes strives each time to step up our shocking nature through the music and the imagery that we release to our fans. To us our music videos have always been the most crucial element when revealing to the world the dark and twisted tones associated with the Dawn of Ashes name. I feel that the release of the ‘Poisoning the Steps of Babel’ music video has really shown maturity within us. This video truly exploits how Dawn of Ashes continuously strikes the nerves of censorship while giving holy, organized religions a good slap in the face. Be prepared for the true values of shock; this video holds no remorse. It’s finally time, and the music industry needs a good taste of a pure derogatory form of evil.” – Kristof Bathory
In the darkest form of incubated evil, a symbol has been born to strike immense shock and fear into the hearts of mortal weakness. Kristof Bathory is the icon which has made a new era where nightmares become reality and where the sounds of the macabre shall emerge from a catastrophic symphony. Dawn of Ashes has resurrected the sounds and visions of horror, hatred, sexual perversion and other shocking content that is spewed forth in the form of Industrial metal / Shock Rock which was created to reflect upon the birth of death, impurity and failure. Now the plague has come to corrupt the flesh of man.
Dawn of Ashes has been an established act that has been on various record labels throughout the years. Since 2001, Dawn of Ashes started off as a Horror-Industrial act and as the years progressed so did the sound. DOA has always had a strong influence from Metal, Rock, & other aggressive forms of music which made the band stand out. Now, the group has incorporated elements from Metal, Rock, & Industrial with a new twist of evil.
Today, Monday 24th June, sees the release of the first ever MetalRecusants digital compilation titled Chants of Death: Vol. 1. After blogging, reviewing, interviewing, reporting from all kinds of events and unearthing talent from the underground for over two years now, it is appropriate that they celebrate with music, which they have covered over this time. The compilation is completely free to stream or download at this location and over at their Bandcamp page. Artwork has been designed by their reviewer Ricardo Esparza.
Featured in this compilation are bands, which are shaking the foundations of the underground and are hot as lava waiting for you to press play and burn your ears. The full tracklist can be found below and for more information about the bands head over to MetalRecusants.com! They hope they have served you well and that you enjoy these brutal tunes.
1. Masachist-Drilling the Nerves
2. Corpse Garden – Burnt by the Light
3. Gortal- Crimens Sollicitationis
4. Nephelium – Burial Ground
5. De Profundis -Dead Inside
6. Decaying – Code Name Overlord
7. Sphere -Homo Hereticus
8. Praesepe –Weakness
9. Haiduk – Black Wind
10. Embrional – The Last Step Into Nothingness
11. Tyrants Blood – Spiral Sea
12. Deivos – Absolute of Hatred
13. Annihilation – Sacrifice of Existence
14. Dismanibus – Blood From A Stone
15. Into Darkness – Levy 9’s Death
16. Blood Mortized -Unleashing the Hounds
17. Desolator -Infernal Gathering
18. Just Before Dawn – As Death Breaks the Surface
19. Dormant Ordeal – The Animal
20. Auroch – Slaves to a Flame Undying
21. Resurgency – Craniums of Slain Disciples
22. Engulfed – Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
23. Ectovoid – Splintered Phantasm
(Cleveland, OH) – Everyone Dies In Utah have announced they will be on this year’s Scream the Prayer tour. The tour, also known as Scream the Prayer, or simply STP, is a Christian metal/hardcore music worship tour, presented by INRI Clothing. The tour has been held annually since it began, in summer 2008. Everyone Dies In Utah recently released a video for their song Desoto 55, which appears on their latest album +//- (Polarities). Watch the video here.
6/30 Springfield, VA @ Empire
7/1 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/2 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
7/3 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/5 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/6 Orlando, FL @ H20 Live!
7/7 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/12 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/13 Dallas, TX @ The Door
7/14 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
7/15 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
7/16 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Teetering between breakneck brutality and elegant, entrancing melody, the Temple, TX quintet Everyone Dies In Utah, consisting of Danny Martinez (Vocals, Keys, Synth), Cody Haigis (Guitar), Justin Yost (Bass, Vocals), Trey Golden (Keys, Synth), and Nathan Chase Meadows (drums). The name of the band began as a joke, but stuck with them as time went on. It derives from the fact that the death rate in Utah was at one time higher than any other state.
So far, Everyone Dies In Utah has continually connected on a deep level with its passionate fan base. Since hitting the scene, they’ve attracted a rabid audience over the course of their self-released EP, I Hope You Realize This Means War in 2009 and then Seeing Clearly. They’ve also toured tirelessly with bands such as Affiance, Sirens and Sailors, Bleach Blonde, The Overseer and more. They know that it is very important to be accessible to their fans and do not plan on getting off the road any time soon.
The track “Room 24” features a massive coup for Volbeat with the guest appearance from King Diamond, the legendary front man of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen’s musical idols. Volbeat reveals, “I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.”
GWAR “Fate or Chaos Tour 2013” will be aired live on AXS TV on April 17th at The Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. The broadcast will air at 12:00 AM EST/ 9:00 PM PST. AXS TV is available on: DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106, and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information including Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Suddenlink and others please visit: www.axs.tv/subscribe.
There will be contests and giveaways on the GWAR tab of the AXS TV website at Facebook.com/AXSTVConcerts. Fans are also encouraged to use the hash tag #axsGWAR to participate on Twitter.
Quoteth the warty one, Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR:
“The Fate or Chaos” show is the most spectacular show we have done since the one we did before this one, and that one was awesome, even though I can’t remember what it was. Now GWAR’s struggle against your angry God is to be broadcast live by AXS TV and preserved for all eternity, an undying testimony to the undimmed majesty of the world’s most outrageous rock and roll band…the mighty GWAR!
Malevolence recently teamed up with Idioteq.com to talk about the upcoming release of their 3rd album Antithetical and you can check out the exclusive interview here.
Karol Kaminski, editor of Idioteq.com had this to say about the recent cooperation:
“I’m extremely proud to present my collaboration with Portugal’s legendary extreme metal band Malevolence! The new emotionally driven chapter of Malevolence brings back a double dose of metal massiveness. The new charge is overwhelming, yet astonishing with its progressiveness! This is highly recommended metal for all the extreme worshippers out there!”
“Devoured Unlimited”, the brand new single from Antithetical can be viewed below.
Cradle of Filth, has been forced to cancel its headlining North American “28 Days Closer to Hell Tour” due to U.S. immigration issues. No immediate plans to reschedule the dates have been revealed.
The band’s management has issued the following statement about the canceled shows…
“Cradle of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their U.S. tour ’28 Days Closer to Hell’ is going to have to be canceled, due to U.S. immigration issues beyond the band’s control. They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.
“The band sincerely apologizes to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour.”
Underøath is debuting a video for “Sunburnt,” directed by the band’s own Daniel Davison.
Watch the video for “Sunburnt”:
The group’s unanticipated decision to disband sent shockwaves through social media networks, with Underøath becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter as countless fans shared their thoughts on the influential band and the impact its music had on their lives.