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Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Fallujah Recording New Album

Progressive death metal outfit Fallujah is currently at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren recording the follow-up to 2014 release "The Flesh Prevails" (reviewed here).

The as-of-yet-untitled-album is set to be mixed and mastered next month with Mark Lewis in Orlando, FL at Audiohammer. Vocalist Alex Hofmann comments:

"We took a considerable amount of time off this year aiming to make not just a new record, but one that sets a new bar for not just ourselves but the genre as a whole. As we begin to enter the studio, we all agree that we've achieved exactly what we set out to achieve. We also have two of the best minds in the game right now (Zach Ohren and Mark Lewis), working together to make this record the best sounding Fallujah release to date. There is a lot of stuff heating up right now, including new tours for 2016, and we couldn't be more excited! Stay posted."

A release for the album is tentatively scheduled for some time in the first half of 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Until then, you can catch the band on upcoming U.K. tour dates this December with Carnifex, Within The Ruins, and The Last Ten Seconds To Life.

5th Dec – Birmingham, Rainbow
6th Dec – Glasgow, Cathouse
7th Dec – Manchester, Sound Control
8th Dec – London, The Underworld

Check out the song "Sapphire" from previous album "The Flesh Prevails" in the player below. More...

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SXSW 2015 Day Two: South By South Death

Metalsucks.net's South By South Death showcase featured guitar shredders. Tech death bands Archspire and Allegaeon were in full force, but before they hammered out their first blast beats, a different kind of shredder took the stage. Myrone is a one-man guitar virtuoso hailing out of Los Angeles, California. The sole member of Myrone was similar to Buckethead in that he wore a mask. Many of the long notes he held was reminiscent of Joe Satriani. He later admitted to me that Satriani is a major influence. He played his guitar over top of ‘80s style keyboard samples, which were part of a soundtrack to a video game.

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Fallujah Playing South By South Death

MetalSucks has announced the fifth annual South By South Death event, a SXSW showcase taking place in Austin, TX.

This year MetalSucks is teaming up with WSOU to present the showcase. Says WSOU program director Rohit Ravi: “WSOU is extremely excited to be returning to Austin for SXSW. As one of the premiere metal stations in the USA we could not be happier to partner with MetalSucks to present the heaviest show in Austin!”

The lineup includes Archspire, Elder, Allegaeon, Byzantine, and Fallujah comprise the meat n’ potatoes of the bill, while Norma Jean comes back for a second South by South Death appearance to headline, and #softshred pioneer Myrone will get the party started.

The action takes place on Wednesday, March 18th at The Dirty Dog in Austin, TX starting at 7pm. SXSW badge holders and wristbands will be let in for free, and there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public at the door the day of the show only, so make sure you get there early. More...

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Fallujah Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive death metal outfit Fallujah. The band hailing from San Francisco Bay Area caused quite a stir amongst the music world with it's 2014 release "The Flesh Prevails."

It topped several "Best of 2014" lists and won over new fans with the band's fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, Fallujah has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal.

Says Fallujah: "We're extremely excited to be part of a roster alongside not just great bands, but great people who are dedicated to the craft and enthusiastic about our vision of where we see Fallujah going,"

Adds Nuclear Blast: "Fallujah is all about pushing the envelope, taking risks, and keeping an open mind. With that mentality, we felt Nuclear Blast was the most obvious and logical step for a band such as ours. With our team behind us, we can't wait to see Fallujah grow." More...

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Archspire Gearing Up For U.S. Trek

Technical death metal force Archspire has announced a new U.S. tour, which starts on March 3rd and sees the band performing alongside Fallujah.

The band will also perform at South By Southwest as part of the Metalsucks Showcase and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

3/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
3/5 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
3/6 Spokane, WA @ Northwest Pinnacle
3/7 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/8 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/10 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
3/11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
3/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
3/15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
3/18 Austin, TX @ Metalsucks SXSW Showcase
3/20 Austin, TX @ NEMHF SXSW Showcase
3/21 Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Fest
3/22 Fort Worth, TX @ South by So What Fest More...

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The Contortionist Announces Tour With Revocation

The Contortionist has announced a heavy hitting headline run with Revocation, Fallujah, and Toothgrinder in support.

Dates will start on February 7th in the band's hometown of Indianapolis and wrap up in Newport, KY on February 28th after covering much of the eastern half of the U.S.

"We're excited to hit the road with all these amazing bands and play a ton of epic shows," says vocalist Mike Lessard. "We couldn't think of a better way to start our 2015!" More...

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Archspire Announces Shows With Fallujah

Fast-rising technical death metal force Archspire has announced a tour of the Western U.S. and Canada.

The tour, which starts October 9th in Eugene, Oregon, sees Archspire joining forces with Fallujah A confirmed list of tour dates can be found below.

Oct. 9 Eugene, OR @ The Black Forest
Oct. 10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct. 12 Victoria, BC @ Logan's Pub
Oct. 13 Nanaimo, BC @ The Globe
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans
Oct. 16 Portland, OR @ Slabtown
Oct. 17 Arcata, CA @ D Street Neighborhood Center
Oct. 18 Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House
Oct. 19 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 25

Last week, we were forced to cancel the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast due to scheduling conflicts and a relative dearth of fascinating, frightening, or fabulous news. This week, we are back with a vengeance.

In an extended episode, co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) hold a series of intense discussions regarding three different, but equally captivating, current metal topics.

Up first: the seemingly endless recording/production/mixing woes of epic Finnish act Wintersun, which released “Time I” in 2012 after an eight year wait since the now-classic self-titled debut. Fans are poised with bated breath in anticipation of the upcoming sequel, but master songwriter (and admitted perfectionist) Jari Mäenpää just keeps running into delay after delay.

In a fit of frustration, Mäenpää recently took to social media to explain his technological and financial catch-22 vis-à-vis Nuclear Blast Records. Mike and Kevin share some mixed opinions of all this. What do you think?

Next, it’s onto more of the outrageously popular Slipknot, whose only necessary introduction is this: some love to love them, others love to hate them, but no one can fully categorize them (please don’t argue that last point - you’re wrong).

It’s been six years since the best-selling but not-entirely-fan-pleasing “All Hope Is Gone,” and after several dramatic episodes and periods of doubt over the band’s survival, Slipknot has finally unveiled new music from the upcoming fifth studio album: video single “The Negative One.”

We, like most people, think this new stuff carries strong echoes of “Iowa” (2001) and even “Slipknot” (1999). We don’t entirely agree on just how good that is, however. Listen in to find out who you think is right!

Finally, we launch into a detailed reaction to “The Flesh Prevails,” the new full-length from atmospheric, progressive, insert-your-sub-sub-genre death metallers Fallujah. The album is packed with idiosyncrasies both excellent and dubious. Listen in here to check out the full range of opinions, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes or RSS. Enjoy!

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Fallujah Cracks The Charts

"The Flesh Prevails," the new full-length behemoth from atmospheric death metal faction Fallujah (reviewed here), debuted at #115 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, #39 on Billboard's Rock chart, #15 on the Hard Rock chart, and #24 on the Independent chart upon its first week of release. Additionally, the album landed at an astounding #2 on the Heatseekers chart.

The album boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkaya.

Fallujah is currently embarked on a U.S. live takeover as part of this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. Additionally, the band will take part in the Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014. Set to commence just a few days after the American march draws to a close, the trek runs from August 14th to August 25th followed by three additional performances in Seattle, Portland and Santa Cruz. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and Fatality (on select dates).

Summer Slaughter Tour:
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA More...

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Morbid Angel Dominates Summer Slaughter in Austin

Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.

In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.

While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...

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Goatwhore To Tour With Dying Fetus

Goatwhore is currently leveling stages across the U.S. on a Summer-long live tirade that includes a twenty-two date run on this year's Summer Slaughter tour.

The band will also be headed to Europe this Fall/Winter supporting Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic trek will topple nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.

Goatwhore has been touring in support of the sadistic wares of the recently unleashed "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless" full-length album. The band will celebrate the release with a meet and greet next week at the world famous Grill 'Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California. Kicking off at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 16th, fans will have a chance to hang with the band, hear the record in full, as well as purchase a copy if they haven't already. See Goatwhore live: More...

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Fallujah Streaming "Levitation"

With the release of "The Flesh Prevails," the forthcoming magnum opus from atmospheric death metal henchmen Fallujah now almost two weeks away, The Onion's A.V. Club offers up fifth number, "Levitation," for public consumption.

Give it a listen in the SoundCloud player below. Comments vocalist Alex Hoffmann of the newly released song:

"'Levitation' is a track made with the purpose of channeling the most dark and ethereal energies that the album has to offer, swaying away from speed and aggression and into more otherworldly and melancholic themes. This is my personal favorite track on the album and one that we can't wait to play live."

The album was mixed, mastered, and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and "The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014. Upcoming Fallujah tour dates are available after the jump. More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 20

It's Friday night, and if you have a beer in your hand, you naturally ought to be listening to two guys yammering about metal. This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, we apply our finely sharpened critics' scalpels and "rapists' wit" to yet another round of new and upcoming music from a diverse array of bands.

Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has a well-documented hankering for technical and progressive metal, and eagerly tackles two fresh new songs, "Sapphire" and "Carved In Stone," from forward-thinking extreme outfit Fallujah.

Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a stiff double, sans chaser: the much-hyped eponymous debut album from Wovenwar (ex-As I Lay Dying) and "Till Death, La Familia," the seventh disc from New Jersey "Latin metal" sextet Ill Niño. In Mike's opinion, one of these efforts is good... the other ain't so hot. Find out which is which, and why.

Finally, Kevin recaps DevilDriver's recent headlining show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, featuring Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, and Rivers Of Nihil. Check out his reaction to the show (for which we held a promotional ticket giveaway), and if you attended one of the tour dates, see if it approximates your own experience. We want to hear from you!

Listen in here, and feel free to subscribe on iTunes and RSS. Enjoy!

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Fallujah Releases New Track

Today the atmospheric death metal conjurors in Fallujah uncork "Carved From Stone," the second movement from their forthcoming album "The Flesh Prevails."

Listen to the new track below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com. The previously posted track "Sapphire" can also still be heard right here.

Mixed, mastered, and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, "The Flesh Prevails" boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam.

Comments vocalist Alex Hoffman: "'Carved From Stone' is our most aggressive track; a subtle departure from the ethereal tracks that characterize the rest of the album. The song has a relentless momentum, paired with energetic and suggestive lyrical content; you will surely be hearing this track live this Summer."

"The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during Fallujah's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. See complete itinerary below. More...

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Fallujah Streaming "Sapphire"

San Francisco atmospheric death metal unit Fallujah is very pleased to hurl forth new track, "Sapphire," which can be heard below courtesy of MetalSucks.Net.

Fallujah's new album "The Flesh Prevails" will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22nd, 2014 during the band's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour.

The follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" and 2013's subsequent "Nomadic" EP was mixed, mastered, and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and features guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.

The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and Fallujah vocalist, Alex Hofmann. The track listing is as follows:

1. Starlit Path
2. Carved From Stone
3. The Night Reveals
4. The Flesh Prevails
5. Levitation
6. Alone With You
7. Allure
8. Sapphire
9. Chemical Cave More...

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Fallujah Finishes Work On New Album

Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the completion and pending release of the new full-length from San Francisco's death metal outfit, Fallujah.

Having just wrapped up production on the follow-up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs," Fallujah will bombard the masses in 2014 with "The Flesh Prevails." The album was mixed, mastered, and engineered by Zach Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California over the course of a few months and features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.

The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and the band's vocalist, Alex Hofmann.

"The Flesh Prevails" is set to be released during Fallujah's participation in this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. A confirmed street date, track listing, and deafening serenades from this brutalizing exhibition will be released in the coming days. Fallujah consists of:

Alex Hofmann - Vocals
Rob Morey - Bass
Andrew Baird - Drums
Scott Carstairs - Guitars
Brian James - Guitars More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.

Today the dates have been revealed and can be found below. A teaser trailer is also available after the jump.

7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero More...

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