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Infest 2007 Announced

Details regarding Infest 2007 have been announced. The event will take place on June 2nd at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA. Doors open at 12pm and tickest are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. You can get the latest information here. The following bands have been confirmed:

Bury Your Dead
A Life Once Lost
Full Blown Chaos
Cephalic Carnage
Suicide Silence
Cattle Decapitation
As Blood Runs Black
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Beneath the Massacre
Since the Flood
Stick to Your Guns

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Enslaved Announce More North American Tour Dates

More dates have been announced for ENSLAVED's upcoming North American headlining tour, which is scheduled to take place in November/December. The tour will go on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com on May 11. Tickets will become available through regular ticketing channels on June 1.

The lineup for the trek is as follows:


Nov. 03 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub *
Nov. 04 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall *
Nov. 06 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
Nov. 07 - Hartford CT @ Webster Theatre
Nov. 08 - New York City NY @ B.B. Kings Blues
Nov. 09 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx


Nov. 10 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Nov. 11 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
Nov. 12 - Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
Nov. 13 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's DownUnder
Nov. 15 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
Nov. 16 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Nov. 17 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov. 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov. 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov. 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Nov. 25 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Nov. 26 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Nov. 27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Nov. 28 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Nov. 30 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec. 01 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater *
Dec. 02 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Dec. 04 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse

* New dates

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Robot Mosh Fest Announced

The fifth annual Robot Mosh Fest will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at Skate World in Hartland, WI. Below are all the bands confirmed for the fest. More information can be found online, and tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, June 29th - 3pm

The Black Dahlia Murder
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
From A Second Story Window
Russian Circles
Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
After The Burial
Tower Of Rome
Lye By Mistake
Shit Outta Luck

Saturday, June 30th - 1pm

Cephalic Carnage
Cattle Decapitation
Ion Dissonance
The Faceless
Beneath The Massacre
As Blood Runs Black
Veil Of Maya
An End To Flesh
With Dead Hands Rising
Plague Bringer
Winds Of Plague
Beneath The Sky
Born Of Osiris

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Released

Ibanez, Tama, and Revolver will be presenting the first annual Summer Slaughter Tour with NECROPHAGIST headlining and support from DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE FACELESS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, ARSIS, ION DISSONANCE, and BENEATH THE MASSACRE. Founder Ash Avildsen has dubbed it “The Most Extreme Tour of the Year,” which will have select dates featuring special regional guests DAATH for June 4-10 and others TBA.

This will be NECROPHAGIST’s only North American Tour of 2007 and rumor has it they will be performing their latest album Epitaph in its entireity.

More information can be found over at the tour’s official MySpace page. Confirmed dates are as follows:

June 1 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
June 2 - New Jersey @ INFEST
June 3 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
June 4 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
June 5 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
June 6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 8 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
June 9 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
June 10 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
June 11 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos Outdoors
June 13 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
June 14 - Las Vegas, NV
June 15 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
June 17 - Northern California
June 19 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
June 20 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 22 - Ogden, UT @ Country Club Theatre
June 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
June 24 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
June 26 - St. Paul, MN
June 27 - Chicago, IL
June 28 - Cincinnati, OH
June 29 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Mosh Fest V
July 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
July 3 - Montreal, QC @ Foufones
July 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Studio
July 5 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
July 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
July 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
July 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Ion Dissonance Tour Dates, New Album Details

Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE are getting ready to record their 3rd album and follow-up to the ABACUS Release "Solace" that left reviewers raving in 2005. ION DISSONANCE's new album is going to be entitled "Minus The Herd" and will be recorded with Zeuss. Singer Kevin McCaughey says of the album: "This is by far some of the best stuff we have ever written. There are some changes in direction with this new release, but I definitely think the die hard Ion followers will still be into the new stuff. I guess the only word to describe this new album would have to be brutal. Just straight and plain heaviness."

ION DISSONANCE will be hitting the road in the United States with Arsis and Beneath The Massacre with a stop at the California Metal Fest. They will also be touring Europe with Dead To Fall and Through The Eyes Of The Dead in May. "As for the upcoming tour dates I have to say that I, myself and the rest of the band are really looking forward to heading out with our good friends in Beneath the Massacre for their first strand of US shows. I have never been out to the west coast and I am really excited about it. We have also just confirmed our first ever European tour with our good friends in Dead to Fall and Through The Eyes Of The Dead. We are all really excited about this, and I can't wait to hit the road with these new songs once the recording process is finished."

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Beneath The Massacre Announce US Tour Dates

On the eve of the release of the band's full-length debut, 'Mechanics of Dysfunction,' Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE has been confirmed for the band's first appearances in the United States later this spring alongside Arsis and Ion Dissonance. The upcoming jaunt also includes an appearance at the second annual California Metalfest with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY and THE FUNERAL PYRE.

The 10 new tracks on 'Mechanics of Dysfunction' were recorded and produced by Yannick St-Ammand (Despised Icon, Neuraxis), mixed by Pierre Rémillard (Cryptopsy, Krisiun) and mastered by Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall) and is the band's first new offering since the well-received five track debut EP, 'Evidence of Inequity' released in 2005.


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Arsis Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Checking in from their current tour with God Forbid, Mnemic, and Goatwhore, founding member/guitarist/lead vocalist and former Berklee College of Music student James Malone has this to say about the newly-inked worldwide collaboration with Nuclear Blast Records:

"Since the conception of ARSIS, I hoped to see the band as a part of the Nuclear Blast roster. Four years later, this is now a reality. I expect great things this coming year; the band is now a four piece, solid tours are on the way, and we have a fantastic label behind us 100%. I am more excited now about the potential of the band than I have ever been."

All of the ARSIS recordings (which include two demos, one EP, and two full-length albums) have won the band many rabid fans among the metal underground, the metal press, and metal musicians themselves. Their 2004 debut, A Celebration Of Guilt, was praised to hell and back by Revolver Magazine as "the best in the genre since At The Gates' legendary swan song [Slaughter Of The Soul]."

Given their current momentum in support of their latest album, United In Regret, and with, as Malone states, "our most brutal release coming in 2008," ARSIS are well on their way to making their discography absolutely essential for any fan with an extreme music library.

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Arsis Drummer Departs Band

Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne, a founding member of the group, has left the band for personal reasons. He has tentatively been replaced by Darren Cesca (Burn In Silence, Goratory).

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Byzantine To Begin Recording, Break For Tour

BYZANTINE will tentatively enter the studio December 8 to record the follow-up to 2005's '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' before taking a break from the recording process to support God Forbid for two weeks on a tour package also boasting Goatwhore, Mnemic and Arsis. Upon completion of the tour, BYZANTINE will return to the studio to finish recording. Production this time around will again be handled by Aaron Fisher and BYZANTINE for the yet-untitled full-length, due for a 2007 release through Prosthetic Records.

"We have so far 11 songs in the bag and most likely will have 15 penned by the time pre-production starts," vocalist/guitarist OJ Ojeda previously stated. "Normally we write 10 and use 10, but riffs are flowing like mad and all four of us are writing material this time, which has been very interesting. All I can say is if this album doesn't kick our first two albums' asses, something is wrong! Some songs are pure thrash, some songs are off time as hell and some songs are depressing and dark. This album WILL be our finest effort."

In other news, Byzantine will appear on the upcoming EyeHateGod tribute record, 'For The Sick: A Tribute to Eyehategod,' performing the track "Shoplift." The record is currently slated for a Feb. 20 release through Season Mist America.

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Goatwhore To Appear On HBB Dec 2nd

Southern black metal/sludge masters GOATWHORE will be heading over to the MTV studios in New York City on Wednesday November 29th to tape their segment which will air on Saturday, December 2nd. The band’s video for 'Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult' will air this Saturday, November 11th.

As previously reported, Goatwhore are confirmed for the Seattle Metal Festival which will be held on January 20th, 2007, at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington. More...

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Seattle Metal Festival Returns In 2007

Returning after a three-year hiatus, the Seattle Metal Festival will be on Jan 20, 2007, at The Showbox in Seattle, Washington.

This year’s lineup – a mixture of metal veterans from the US and abroad, as well as up and coming national acts - will be: Overkill, God Forbid, Destruction, Into Eternity, Ghoatwhore, The Human Abstract, Mnemic, and Arsis.

The festival is promoted by Frank Hetzel of Howitzer Productions and the main sponsor is Dragon Monkey Media. Hetzel is the creator of the Seattle Metal Festival and the Northwest Deathfest, as well as the promoter of many metal shows in the Seattle area.

“I put the Seattle Metal Fest on the back burner for a while because I felt that it should become a stronger festival- a show with great national metal acts that people would travel from all over the Pacific Northwest to see,” said Hetzel. “It took some time to work out the logistics for a festival of this size and with the help of Dragon Monkey Media; the show is coming together smoothly.”

Dragon Monkey Media LLC is a Northwest-based media company promoting local musicians and artists by providing an internet resource to allow them to showcase their artistic works through its associated record label, Hot Monkey Records, and its affiliated production company, Dark Angel Productions.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 11 through Tickets West (www.ticketswest.com) and The Showbox box office, as well as seattlemetalfest.com, Silver Platters in Seattle, and Scrape Records in Vancouver, B.C. The Showbox is located at 1426 1st Ave. in Seattle, WA (www.showboxonline.com, 206-628-3151). Tickets will be $25.00 advance and $30.00 day of show. This is an all ages event with alcohol available for purchase to those at least 21 years old with ID.

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Maryland's Nightmare Before Xmas Fest Info

Baltimore, Maryland will host the Nightmare Before Xmas Fest on December 17th at Club Sonar. Here is the tentative lineup with more bands to be announced:

Napalm Death
Dead to Fall
Lilu Dallas
The Faceless
A Life Once Lost

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Arsis Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from ARSIS entitled "Oh the Humanity," off their upcoming new album United In Regret, online here.

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Arsis, All Shall Perish, The Faceless Tour Dates

Arsis, All Shall Perish and The Faceless have booked the following run together:
October 26th Nashville, TN - The Muse
October 27th Atlanta, GA - Under The Couch
October 28th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
October 29th Orlando, FL - Backbooth
October 30th Clearwater, FL - 688 Skatepark
October 31st Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern (Feat. Remembering Never, The Warriors)
November 01st Springfield, VA - Jaxx
November 02nd Asbury Park, NJ - Club Deep
November 03rd Centereach, NY - Centereach VFW
November 04th Philadelphia, PA - The Boiler Room
November 05th Chicopee, MA - Cabot St Pub
November 06th Hamden, CT - Italian American Club
November 07th Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
November 08th Cleveland, OH - Pirate's Cove
November 09th Detroit, MI - The Modern Exchange (Feat. Misery Index)
November 10th Lake Station, IN - Eagle's Club
November 11th Milwaukee, WI - Orchard Inn
November 12th Rogers, MN - Showcase Skatepark
November 13th Rapid City, SD - Venue 8
November 14th Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre
November 16th Ogden, UT - Club Boom Va
November 17th Boise, ID - The Venue
November 18th Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
November 19th Portland, OR - Satyricon
November 20th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
November 21st Fresno, CA - TBA
November 22nd Bakersfield, CA - TBA
November 24th Mexicali - El Patio Ole Caribe
November 25th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
November 26th Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky a GoGo
November 27th San Diego, CA - SOMA
November 28th Las Vegas, NV - TBA
November 30th El Paso, TX - Chic's Bar (Feat. Necrophagis)

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Napalm Death Announce Tour Dates

Napalm Death have announced the following dates for their upcoming headlining tour that will feature Animosity, A Life Once Lost, Dead to Fall, Death by Decibels, Impaled, and Arsis.

November 29 - December 9 = with Impaled
December 12 - December 21 = with Arsis

November 25 - Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
November 26 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
November 28 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
November 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
December 1 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
December 2 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
December 3 - Portland, OR @ The Satyricon
December 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
December 6 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
December 7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
December 8 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
December 9 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
December 10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
December 11 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
December 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
December 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
December 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
December 15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
December 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
December 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
December 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite Ballroom
December 20 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
December 21 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

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All Shall Perish Finish Tour, Plan More Dates

All Shall Perish just finished up almost two months of touring in support of their second effort for Nuclear Blast, The Price Of Existence, and next will embark on another run of dates starting in late October with Arsis and The Faceless the will last through November. Never ones to be shy of a heavy touring schedule, All Shall Perish are enjoying some much deserved time off at home after their long road stint with Suicide Silence and Light This City which hit the entire country.

"The last tour was brutal, and amazing at the same time. We played to a lot of insane crowds and sold lots of merchandise, not to mention visiting a lot of new cities we've never played in," states bassist Michael Tiner. "The new record is doing well and we can't wait to get out on the road again. Our video for the song 'Eradication' debuted on 'Headbangers' Ball' last week too, so it's a cool time."

Look for All Shall Perish to stay busy in December and early 2007 as well. The Price Of Existence has moved 8,000 copies already since it's release since August 8th. The E-Card for the album can be found here.

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More News On Upcomming Arsis Album

Celebration Of Guilt," and 2005s epic "A Diamond For Disease," ARSIS have returned with their brand new full length, "United In Regret" (formerly titled "Lust Before The Maggots Conquest"). With "United In Regret," ARSIS have once again raised the bar and breathe new life into the overpopulated and poser-infested world known as Melodic Death Metal. Recorded at Max Tax Studios (SKINLESS, STIGMATA) in Albany, NY and Hairy Breakfast Productions (MISERY INDEX) in Atlanta, GA, "United In Regret" will feature the best production job on an ARSIS record yet. The nine tracks contained on "United In Regret" showcase ARSIS strongest and most well-written material to date. "United In Regret" will be released October 24, 2006. The album is being produced by Eyal Levi (DAATH) and artwork will be handled once again by Mark Riddick (www.riddickbros.com).

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More Arsis, Becoming The Archetype, Ed Gein Dates

ARSIS have updated their upcoming tour schedule:

with Becoming the Archetype:
August 18 - Madison, WI @ The Loft w/ Demiricous
August 19 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Underground w/ Demiricous
August 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose w/ Ed Gein
August 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Ed Gein
August 22 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises w/ Ed Gein
August 23 - Hudson, NY @ St. John's Rec Center w/ Ed Gein
August 24 - Wallingford, CT @ American Legion w/ Ed Gein
August 25 - Boston, MA @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
August 26 - Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South w/ Ed Gein
August 27 - Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback w/ Ed Gein
August 28 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Club Deep w/ Ed Gein
August 29 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
August 30 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
August 31 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
September 1 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
September 2 - Hinesville, GA @ Little Ricky's
September 3 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ TBA
September 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 5 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
September 6 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial

with Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, Ed Gein:
September 8 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks (no Misery Signals)
September 9 - Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
September 10 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
September 11 - Cedar City, UT @ Night by Night
September 12 - Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
September 13 - Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward

with Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, The Faceless:
September 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
September 15 - Fresno, CA @The Belmont
September 16 - Ventura, CA @ Alpine
September 17 - Salinas, CA @ Salinas Valley Lodge
September 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
September 20 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
September 21 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
September 22 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
September 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
September 24 - El Paso, TX @ House of Rock and Roll
September 25 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
September 26 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
September 27 - Ft. Worth, TX @ The Ridglea Theater
September 28 - Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live
September 29 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
September 30 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

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Arsis and Becoming the Archetype Tour Dates

Arsis and Becoming the Archetype will tour together from mid-August until early-September. Here are the tour dates:

8/18 Madison, WI @ The Loft w/ Demiricous
8/19 Indianapolis, IN @ The Underground w/ Demiricous

dates w/ Ed Gein
8/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose
8/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
8/22 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
8/23 Hudson, NY @ St. John's Rec Center
8/24 Wallingford, CT @ American Legion
8/25 Boston, MA @ TBA
8/26 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
8/27 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback
8/28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Club Deep

8/29 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/30 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
8/31 Danville, VA @ Plan B
9/01 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
9/02 Hinesville, GA @ Little Ricky's

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Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, Arsis Tour Dates

Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, and Arsis will tour together in September. Here are the latest tour dates:

9/8 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks (no Misery Signals) w/ Ed Gein
9/9 Topeka, KS @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/10 Denver, CO @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/11 Cedar City, UT @ TBA w/ Ed Gein
9/12 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA w/ Ed Gein
9/13 Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward

dates w/ The Faceless
9/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
9/15 Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
9/16 Ventura, CA @ Alpine
9/17 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
9/18 TBA
9/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
9/20 San Diego, CA @ TBA
9/21 Anaheim/Corona, CA @ TBA
9/22 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
9/23 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
9/24 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock and Roll
9/25 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
9/26 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/27 Dallas, TX @ TBA
9/28 Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live
9/29 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
9/30 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's

Misery Signals will be touring with Darkest Hour, From a Second Story Window, and Versus the Mirror prior to these dates.

Dead to Fall will continue touring with Shai Hulud, Dead To Fall, Twelve Tribes, One Dead Three Wounded, and Phoenix Mourning in October

Arsis has been working on their next album for Willowtip Records, entitled "Lust Before the Maggots Conquest" and should finish mixing it this month.

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