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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Diamond Plate Vocalist To Miss Rest Of Tour

Diamond Plate has announced that bassist and lead vocalist Jon Macak will be departing from the band's tour with Overkill and God Forbid to return home due to a recent family emergency. The band has decided to continue on with the remainder of the trek with tour manager and close friend Dan Valente filling in on bass and vocal duties.

Jon Macak stated, "I am very sad to say that I will not be able to be a part of the last six Killfest dates. I will be flying home to Chicago Sunday morning to be with my mother who is very ill and needs my support. There is a chance that she does not have much time left so I want to be by her side as much as possible. The rest of the band will finish the tour without me and I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding."

Diamond Plate also added, "We all wish Jon and his family strength through this incredibly hard time. Words can't describe how much Jon's presence will be missed on stage as a frontman, but most importantly our best friend. After these shows without him, we will come back stronger than ever and with a new understanding of what it means to be a band. An incredible thanks goes out to Dan Valente, our tour manager, who will help us finish the tour by handling bass and vocal duties. Thank you to all the fans for the support and understanding, and please keep Jon's family in your positive thoughts."

The final leg of the tour to include Dan will be as follows:

May 08 – Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 – Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
May 11 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 – New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Overkill Drummer Performs With Meatshank

Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki performed with guitarist/vocalist Vinnie Camarillo and bassist Murry of Kansas City thrashers Meatshank and members of local acts Vanlade and Hellevate for a rendition of Metallica's "Seek and Destroy" at the Riot Room in Kansas City on April 26th. The performance came during an after-party gig following Overkill's appearance at Killfest 2012 in Kansas City's Beaumont Club with God Forbid, Diamond Plate, Suidakra and local openers Marasmus. Lipnicki was in the audience watching the jam session and when "Seek and Destroy" began he was heard to shout "Oh, I know that song!" then jumped onto the stage and took the reins from Meatshank drummer Shane Cook. It was an unforgettable moment that will forever live in the memories of those involved. Meatshank's "Scavengers" album is streaming in its entirety at StereoKiller.


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Overkill Releases Behind The Scenes Footage

Overkill has revealed part one of a two part series giving fans a behind the scenes look into the new video for "Electric Rattlesnake." Check out the footage below, or find the full "Electric Rattlesnake" video at this location.

The band kicked off the "Electric Age Tour" this weekend as well with support coming from God Forbid, Diamond PLate, and Suidakra. Tour dates can be found here.

The single "Electric Rattlesnake" comes from Overkill's newest record "The Electric Age," which came out last month. More...

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Suidakra Comments On New Tour

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is kicking off a tour today with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid and Diamond Plate. The tour starts tonight April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York. Guitarist and front man Arkadius commented on the start of the band's North American tour:

"After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back and hit the road today. We are very excited to be presenting our latest album Book Of Dowth to the American audience for the first time. The States have been good to us the last few times we played here, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses ;-)!!"

Suidakra is touring in support of the "Book of Dowth" album (reviewed here) on the following dates:

4/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - NEMF
4/22: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
4/23: Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willie's
4/24: Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/25: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/26: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
4/27: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/30: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/1: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
5/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/5: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
5/6: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/8: Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/11: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/12: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

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Diamond Plate To Kick Off Tour Tomorrow

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate are gearing up for a U.S. tour with thrash legends Overkill, which kicks off tomorrow, Friday, March 20th in Philadelphia.

Also joining Diamond Plate and Overkill on "The Electric Age Tour" are God Forbid and Suidakra. Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

"We're excited as hell to be going out with the legends Overkill! Also being on a package with God Forbid and Suidakra makes the whole tour that much better. It's been months since we did a full US tour, so we can't wait to see all of our fans again. A few years ago as kids we had the honor of opening an Overkill show in Chicago and to this day it remains one of our best hometown shows. We're looking to recreate that same moment in every city on this tour. Come out and feel the energy!"

Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Apr. 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Apr. 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin' Willie's
Apr. 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Apr. 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Apr. 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 01 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
May 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
May 05 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 06 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 08 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
May 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Emmure Added To NEMH Festival Lineup

Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.

"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."

Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.

A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...

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Overkill Posts New Music Video Online

American thrash metal legends Overkill has posted their new music video online for the song, "Electric Rattlesnake." You can check it out below. The song comes from the groups latest studio album, "The Electric Age," which was released through Nuclear Blast Records last week and debuted on the Billboard 200 at #73 with approximately 6,700 units sold.

Speaking about the video, frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth stated: "Damn, this one BITES hard! Kevin Custer did it again! So plug us in yeah, set us free, this is a thrashing vid the way it’s supposed to be! Here we go kids , 'Electric Rattlesnake'!" More...

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Overkill Posts Lyric Video For New Track

U.S. Thrash legend Overkill has posted a lyric video for the new song "Wish You Were Dead." The song appears on the band's new LP "The Electric Age," which is due out on March 27, 2012 (North America) through eOne Music and March 30, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records (EU).

The track listing for "The Electric Age" is as follows:

1. Come and Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake (streaming here)
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Black Daze
5. Save Yourself
6. Drop The Hammer Down
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But the Shouting
10. Good Night

Check out "Wish You Were Dead" here: More...

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Suidakra Announces New Tour Dates

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is preparing to make a return to North America this April. Suidakra will be hitting the road with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid, and Diamond Plate. The tour kicks off April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York.

Guitarist and frontman Arkadius commented on the bands North American tour: "After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back in april/may 2012 to cross the USA together with Overkill, God Forbid & Diamond Plate.We're looking forward to rock the cities with all these great bands!

"After the release of our latest album Book Of Dowth we were busy playing many shows here in Europe & Asia, so this is going to be our first time presenting Book Of Dowth to the American audience.

"The States have been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses!" More...

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Heavy MTL Fest 2012 Lineup Announced

The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Saturday August 11th

SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
CANNIBAL CORPSE
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
KATAKLYSM
PERIPHERY
THE FACELESS
VEIL OF MAYA
GOATWHORE
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE
ROSE FUNERAL
ORIGIN
EXHUMED More...

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Manowar To Headline Ost Fest 2012

New York's own true metal band Manowar announced that the band will headline the Saturday, June 16, 2012 portion of Ost Fest in Bucharest, Romania. The event will be held from June 15-17, 2012 at the Romexpo.

Other acts confirmed are as follows:

June 15: Motley Crue, Dimmu Borgir, Overkill
June 16: Europe, Manowar
June 17: Megadeth, Motorhead, Lake of Tears, W.A.S.P.

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Overkill Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Overkill has leaked another behind the scenes video clip surrounding the new record "The Electric Age" coming out March 27th, 2012. In this episode, lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" answers questions about the recording process, themes behind the new record, and how the band keeps the process new and fresh. Check out the video below.

The band also recently released the first single "Electric Rattlesnake" off the upcoming record "The Electric Age." Listen to the song here. Overkill's 16th full length studio album is due out on March 27, 2012. The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012.

Overkill also traveled to Asbury Park, NJ late last month to shoot a brand new music video for the above mentioned track locked away in the historic Paramount Theater. More...

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N.E. Metal And Hardcore Festival Announces Line Up

The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:

The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
All Shall Perish
Nile
Skeletonwitch
Lionheart
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Incendiary
Palehorse
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...

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Obey The Brave To Play NEMHF 2012

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...

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Overkill Streaming New Track

Legendary New York thrash act Overkill is streaming the new track "Electric Rattlesnake" from the band's forthcoming new LP "The Electric Age." The album is scheduled for release on March 27, 2012 (North America) through eOne Music and March 30, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records (EU).

The track list for "The Electric Age" is as follows:

1. Come and Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Drop the Hammer
5. Save Yourself
6. Black Daze
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But the Shouting
10. Good Night

Check out "Electric Rattlesnake" here:

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Overkill Posts "Making Of Electric Age" Pt. 2

Legendary New York thrash act Overkill posted a second installment of behind the scenes footage on the recording of the band's forthcoming new LP "The Electric Age." The album is scheduled for release on March 27, 2012 (North America) through eOne Music and March 30, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records (EU).

Check out the video here:

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Overkill Announces Headlining Tour Dates

New Jersey based thrash metal veterans Overkill have announced a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "The Electric Age," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 27th in Europe, with a North American release of March 30th to follow. Supporting them on the trek will be fellow New Jersey natives God Forbid, as well as Diamond Plate and Suidakra.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
April 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
April 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
April 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin WIllie's
April 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
April 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
April 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
April 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
April 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 1 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 2 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
May 5 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 6 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 8 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
May 9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Dragonforce To Kick Off U.S. Tour At NEMHF

Dragonforce announced that the band will kick off the U.S. Tour with an appearance at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass on April 21, 2012. The festival runs from April 20-22, 2012. Dragonforce will be one of the headlining acts on Saturday with All That Remains and Overkill.

The new Dragonforce record "The Power Within" is scheduled for release on April 15, 2012 through the band's own label Electric Generation Recordings.

The full lineup for the Saturday portion of the festival is as follows:

All That Remains
Dragonforce
Overkill
iwrestledabearonce
Protest the Hero
Periphery
Bane
Belphegor
Structures
Malefice
Elitist
Suidakra More...

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Overkill Posts Behind The Scenes Video Of New LP

Legendary New York thrash act Overkill posted a video of behind the scenes footage of the recording of the band's forthcoming new LP "The Electric Age." The album is scheduled for release on March 27, 2012 (North America) through eOne Music and March 30, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Song titles for the album include "Electric Rattlesnake," "Wish You Were Dead," "Drop the Hammer" and "Save Yourself."

Check out the video here:

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New Overkill Album Title And Artwork Revealed

New York thrash legends Overkill announced that the band's follow up to "Ironbound" will be entitled "The Electric Age." The album is scheduled for release on March 27, 2012 (North America) through eOne Music and March 30, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The cover art for "The Electric Age" is as follows:

In an interview with Jürgen Tschamler on EMP Merchandising's website, Overkill frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth had the following comments on the release: "Our new album is called, 'The Electric Age' and of course it's still exciting to record a new album. I think the key is knowing who you are and to know also how to create new things and not lose your roots."

Song titles for the album include "Electric Rattlesnake," "Wish You Were Dead," "Drop the Hammer" and "Save Yourself."

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