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The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.
Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.
Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"
The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."
Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.
The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...
Hardcore outfit Obey The Brave today unleashes a new track and video for "Full Circle," which can be viewed below courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
Touring 26 counties in just under a year after releasing 2012 debut LP "Young Blood" on Epitaph, the band was eager to get back into the studio and record something new for the fans. Here's what Obey The Brave to say:
"After grinding on the road ALL year, we finally benefited from some time at home to relax and write new tracks. We're about halfway done writing the new record and figured we'd give you guys a little taste of what's to come. No studio plans or album release date yet but we'll definitely keep you posted in the coming months. In the meantime, check out 'Full Circle' and let us know what you think. Later homies.” More...
In addition to the recently announced "Brothers of Brutality" tour with Whitechapel, Emmure will also return to Europe on April 5th to headline The Mosh Lives tour. Support on the trek comes from Chelsea Grin, Obey the Brave, Atilla, and Buried in Verona. The upcoming Emmure tour dates are as follows: More...
As was previously announced, Whitechapel will be joining Emmure for the "Brothers of Brutality" tour, and the routing for the trek has now been revealed. The co-headlining tour kicks off January 8th, 2013 in Knoxville, TN and support will come from Unearth, Obey the Brave, and The Plot In You. Details are as follows:
1/08 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
1/09 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
1/11 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
1/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/13 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
1/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile
1/18 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
1/19 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
1/23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
1/24 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/26 - SLC, UT @ In The Venue
1/27 - Denver, CO @ Summit
2/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ Brick
2/03 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
2/05 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
2/06 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
2/07 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
2/11 - NYC, NY @ Irving Plaza More...
Born of Osiris and Unearth are currently on their co-headlining tour across the United States, joined by The Contortionist, Obey the Brave, and Wolves at the Gate. A teaser trailer for the tour is now online and can be viewed below.
The upcoming dates for the trek are as follows: More...
Metalcore newcomers Obey The Brave have just released their Epitaph debut "Young Blood" as the band debuts a new video for the song “It Starts Today.” You can check out the video clip in the player below or over at Lambgoat.com.
According to a press release, the new album has 11 "in your face tracks that will leave fans frenzied in metal and hardcore mayhem." You can also check out the band's previous "Live and Learn" video clip here.
"Big fires, fancy cars, chainsaws and Canadian wilderness,” says front-man Alex Erian about the new video. “You guys better be ready. It starts today!" More...
David Stephens, singer for We Came As Romans, just recorded a video message for the band's upcoming European "Never Say Die" headlining run. Check out the video below, or find more info on the tour at Facebook here.
The "Never Say Die" tour also features Bless the Fall, Stick To Your Guns, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and The Browning. Dates are as follows: More...
Canadian metalcore act Obey The Brave is now streaming the band's Epitaph debut in full with plans to release the album, "Young Blood," on August 28th. Fans can stream the album through Altpress.com here. The following press release was issued about the album:
"The new album contains eleven tracks of pure adrenaline – charged hardcore, sure to please both metal diehards and hardcore fans alike. Tracks like 'Get Real,' which features Terror’s Scott Vogel on guest vocals, pay homage to ‘90s hardcore while peppering in more modern elements like massive metalcore breakdowns and an always-driving beat. 'Time For A Change,' while still including hardcore staples like riotous gang vocals and another of the album’s brick-and-mortar breakdowns, showcases some smooth lead lines during its more melodic outro.
"'Live and Learn,' the album’s first single, is a well-rounded representation of Obey The Brave’s bare bones, progressing from blistering double-kick blasts throughout its opening verse to some tasty breakdowns and another rather musical outro that adds an extra dimension to an otherwise relentless track." More...
Metalcore newcomers Obey The Brave have released a video for “Live and Learn,” with plans to release their Epitaph debut, "Young Blood" on August 28th. Check out the video below. The band is also currently on tour all summer long on the All Stars Tour.
Stray From The Path, which recently posted a Rage Against the Machine cover online, has now announced dates for the The Eastern Canada Tour with Obey the Brave and Counterparts. Special guests Backtrack and Northlane will also be coming along for the trek, kicking off September 10th. The following press release was also issued:
"It is no coincidence that listeners of Stray From The Path will often have a difficult time confining them to a specific genre. The have made it a point to remain unpredictable, intricate, and intelligent. Listeners can expect their music to surpass the gratuitous and/or contrived music that is all too common today, and instead perform articulate songs that refuse to compromise their precision, honesty, and genuine desire to impress. Be sure to check out their awesome, new album Rising Sun now. For additional information feel free to visit the band's Facebook profile."
9/10 - Windsor, ON @ The Dominion House
9/11 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/12 - Barrie, ON @ The DIY
9/13 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
9/14 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theater
9/15 - Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
9/16 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
9/19 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee (No OTB)
9/20 - Fredericton, NB @ Kinsmen Center
9/21 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavilion
9/23 - Rimouski, QC @ Coop Paradis
9/24 - Jonquiere, QC @ Komplexe K-Baret
9/26 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks More...
Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.
Obey the Brave has signed on with Epitaph Records worldwide and Distort Entertainment in Canada to release the full-length album "Young Blood" on August 28th, 2012.
"I remember listening to my Pennywise and Rancid cassettes back in high school and daydreaming endlessly about being in a band and touring the world," says lead vocalist Alex Erian. "If someone would have told me back then that I'd sign one day with the label that started it all, I would have never believed it. It feels unreal but my boys in OTB and I are definitely up to the challenge. We're extremely honored to now be part of the Epitaph family and are looking forward to many years of pure fucking destruction together!"
"Distort is known for its quality artists and killer track record here in Canada, but at the end of the day, what really caught our attention was how much the people behind the label genuinely care about their artists," continues Erian. "We couldn't ask for a better label to represent us in our homeland. We're so excited to join the Distort family!"
U.S. act We Came As Romans has just been confirmed for the headlining slot of this year's installment of the Impericon Never Say Die Tour/ This marks the bands second invasion of Europe in support of most recent effort "Understanding What We've Grown To Be," which was released by Nuclear Blast in 2011.
Commented guitarist Joshua Moore: "Our first time in Europe was two years ago, opening the Never Say Die tour. To think that our European fans have been so supportive over these past two years to have us back and now headlining, is an amazing feeling. We can't wait to return and have a great time with all of you, sharing our second Impericon Never Say Die Tour experience!"
The trek also features Bless the Fall, Stick to Your Guns, For the Fallen Dreams, Obey the Brave, and The Browning. Dates are as follows: More...
Before heading out on The All Stars 2012 tour this August, I See Stars will kick off the tour's pre-season with a series of headlining warm-up shows alongside Attilla, For The Fallen Dreams, Stray From The Path, Make Me Famous, Obey The Brave, and Ice Nine Kills.
These special five shows start in Detroit on July 28th. Details are as follows:
7/28 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
7/29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/31 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (w/ Attila)
8/01 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater (w/ Attila)
For more information and the complete tour routing for The All Stars tour, head over to this location.
Metalinjection.com has posted a new video in the "Ask the Artist" series online, asking bands the question of "what is your favorite munchie while touring?"
Check out the answers from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Skeletonwitch, God Forbid, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Holy Grail, Suidakra, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill and Unearth at this location or in the player below. More...
Signal The Firing Squad has posted a new song online titled "Abominator," which features guest vocals from Alex Erian of Obey the Brave. Give the song a listen in the player below. "Abominator" is taken off the band's upcoming full-length album "Abnegate," set for release on June 22nd, 2012.
Hardcore act Obey the Brave has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming summer festival appearances, which can be viewed below. Obey the Brave will be performing at the following shows:
June 14 - Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival (Lee's Palace) w/ Bad Religion, No Use For A Name, Good Riddance, Protest The Hero, A Sight For Sewn Eyes, etc.
June 15 - Montebello, QC @ D-Tox Rockfest w/ Korn, Bad Religion, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Suicide Silence, etc.
June 24 - St-Catharines, ON @ SCENE Music Festival w/ Counterparts, Structures, Down With Webster, Death By Stereo, etc. More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
French-Canadian hardcore act Obey The Brave has posted its first ever music video online for streaming. Obey the Brave features former members of Despised Icon and Blind Witness with the video being shot and directed by Jessy Fuchs. The video is available for viewing below.