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AS I LAY DYING confirm slot on the main stage of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!
As I Lay Dying currently writing new album; producer to be announced soonAS I LAY DYING are proud to announce that they will spend their summer as part of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING, and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.

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http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/
http://www.asilaydying.com
http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying
http://twitter.com/asilaydying
http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying


Decibel Magazine Tour Dates + Pre-Sale Packages Announced
Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude To Terrorize North America This Spring!

The inaugural Decibel Magazine Tour, announced late last week, will feature the long-awaited stateside return of Polish blackened death metal overlords Behemoth, as well as support from Swedish black metal provocateurs Watain, Dutch prog mystics The Devil’s Blood and Swedish old-school occultists In Solitude. And now, the dates are in!

The near month-long run, presented by Metal Blade Records, IndieMerchStore.com, FYE, ESP Guitars and Good Fight Entertainment, will commence on April 11 in Columbus, Ohio and level 23 cities before coming to a ceremonial close on May 12 in New York City.

Presale tickets and package deals are on sale NOW through Decibel Magazine. A limited number of premium packages are available in each city and include:

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http://decibelmagazinetickets.com/
http://www.MetalBlade.com
http://www.IndieMerchStore.com
http://www.FYE.com
http://www.goodfightentertainment.com
http://www.ESPGuitars.com


WHITECHAPEL confirm slot on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!
Currently recording new album; details to be announced soon

WHITECHAPEL are proud to announce that they will spend their summer as part of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING, and ASKING ALEXANDRIA along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener.

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http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/
http://www.thediseased.com
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
http://twitter.com/WhitechapelBand
http://www.youtube.com/whitechapeltv


PILGRIM: Rhode Island Doom Trio Premiere New Song on Brooklyn Vegan
Today BrooklynVegan premieres “Quest,” the latest single from Rhode Island doom dooers PILGRIM. “Quest” is the third track off the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, Misery Wizard, set for North American release on February 14, 2012.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “‘Quest’ was one of our first songs. It has a special place in our hearts. It tells the tale of a man’s grueling journey through a desert to obtain an ancient relic locked away in a palace for thousands of years.”

Check out the tune as well as an interview with the band at THIS LOCATION.

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http://www.facebook.com/hailthepilgrim
http://www.youtube.com/pilgrimofficial


DAWN OF ASHES announces “Farewell to the Flesh” EP
DAWN OF ASHES have completed a new digital EP that is available for pre-order NOW on iTunes for $5.99! The EP features three new tracks, Farewell to the Flesh, Torture Device Part 2, and Blood-Shed With the 3rd Eye (Instrumental). The other songs are remixes of songs from the band’s previous album Genocide Chapters. The band has launched an album preview video on their youtube channel HERE. Warning: this video is NSFW!

All tracks were recorded and mixed between Patrick Mundy, Volkar Kael, and Kristof Bathory at the home studios of Ross Robinson, Volkar, and Kristof.

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http://www.metalblade.com/dawnofashes
http://www.facebook.com/dawnofashesofficial
http://www.youtube.com/dawnofashes
http://twitter.com/dawnofashes


CANCER BATS to release “DEAD SET ON LIVING” APRIL 24, 2012 in North America on Metal Blade Records!
Two-time JUNO-nominated CANCER BATS will release their fourth full-length album Dead Set On Living, on April 24, 2012 via Metal Blade Records in North America. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, Dead Set On Living brings yet another dimension to the Bats’ menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. The brand new video for the first single, Old Blood, can be seen now on metalblade.com/cancerbats. Pre-orders and US tour dates will be announced soon!

“Were so stoked to be back in the Metal Blade family! We got to know so many amazing people at the label when we were a part of Black Market Activities and now it’s so rad that were part of the Metal Blade Roster! So many awesome people work at the label and they put out so many sweet bands, I couldn’t me more stoked” – Liam Joseph Cormier, Cancer Bats

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http://www.cancerbats.com
http://www.facebook.com/cancerbats
https://twitter.com/cancerbats
http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats


DARKEST ERA premiere new music video on BloodyDisgusting.com!
Ireland’s Darkest Era has partnered up with BloodyDisgusting.com to debut their new video for An Ancient Fire Burns. The song comes from their debut album, The Last Caress of Light, which was highlighted in Decibel’s Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011. The video features a grim story with a surprise ending and is as melancholy and emotional as the band’s music and was directed by Kieran Majury with Fastville Productions.

Watch An Ancient Fire Burns now HERE.

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http://www.myspace.com/darkestera
http://www.facebook.com/darkestera
http://twitter.com/DarkestEra
http://www.youtube.com/darkesteraofficial


KING DIAMOND confirms appearances at Sweden Rock and Hellfest!
King Diamond has confirmed that the band will be performing their first shows this Summer. King himself has posted on update that can be found below…

“Hail to all of you. FINALLY. We can now officially announce King Diamond’s return to the stage. We will be headlining the Rock Stage at Sweden Rock Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Please check out the links below for more info.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX97_JOqpDY
http://www.swedenrock.com

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http://www.covenworldwide.org
http://www.facebook.com/kingdiamondofficial


AMON AMARTH to celebrate 20th anniversary with five special shows!
Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will celebrate their 20th anniversary with five special shows which will take place this August in Germany, Poland and Holland.

The band states, “We will perform two whole sets containing songs from our entire career and we will also arrange a meet-and-greet on all shows.”

“An Evening With – 20th Anniversary Shows” will include the following dates:

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http://www.surturrising.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://www.victoriousmerch.de


GWAR Announces Spring Leg of the “Return of the World Maggot Tour”
After a brief arctic slumber your Lords and Masters GWAR will be returning to the road this Spring on the second leg of their “Return of the World Maggot Tour”. The tour kicks off with a special tribute show for fallen band mate and friend Cory Smoot, AKA Flattus Maximus, in Richmond, VA, at The National Theater on Friday March 16th. All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the “Smoot Family Fund” which has been established to help support Cory’s widow and their unborn child. Support on this run will come from fellow Richmond metallers Municipal Waste and California’s Ghoul. Legacy of Disorder will join the tour on March 20th in Boston and the tour will run through April 11th in Fort Collins, CO.

Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow January 25th and tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th.

Personal slave to Oderus and Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say…

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http://www.gwar.net
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial


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