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Three of Nuclear Blast’s best took a free day off from their huge tour with Soilwork to play in New Orleans, and we were very grateful. Although it was a Sunday (even the heaviest metallers have day jobs) many showed up to see Death Angel, who have not visited our swampy soil in decades. I was able to tape the first few songs of Death Angel’s set for your viewing pleasure. More...
Sickdrummer.com has uploaded live drum camera footage of Tommy McKinnon from Canada’s progressive death metal act Augury performing the track "… Ever Know Peace Again." The video clip can be viewed below. "… Ever Know Peace Again" is from Augury's 2004 debut release, "Concealed," and the footage was recorded on July 30th, 2010 at Slim's in San Francisco, California.
The Panic Over North America Tour, featuring Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle and The Crinn, will stream the July 23rd date live from Milwaukee, and for free!
Starting at 12mid GMT/8pm EDT/5pm PDT, the show will stream live sets from all five bands. Check out more details at theravelive.com. To watch the live feed, follow these directions at the appropriate time:
1) Click on this link: theravelive.com
2) Click on the ‘Free Signup’ button at the upper right of the page
3) Choose the ‘Fan’ option and fill out the information
4) Sign in on day of stream and click the ‘Live Webcast’ tab and you’re all set!
System Divide, who recently finished recording the upcoming album "The Conscious Sedation," has checked in with the following update about a Canadian tour alongside Aborted and Augury:
"Hey everyone, we are very excited to announce our first tour, and our first trip to Canada! Come check us out this august alongside Aborted and Augury and some tuneage of our upcoming album on Metal Blade! Let's party! Here is the poster."
8/19 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
8/20 - Bar L'Octobre - Quebec City, QC
8/21 - Club Soda - Montréal, QC
8/22 - Maverick - Ottawa, ON
8/23 - L'App'Art - Trois-Rivières, QC
8/27 - Salle Gaston Mandeville- drummondville, QC
8/28 - Sneaky Dee's - Toronto
8/29 - Music Hall - London, ON
8/31 - Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
9/1 - Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
9/2 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
9/3 - The Distillery - Calgary, AB
9/4 - The Mead Hall - Edmonton, AB
9/5 - Third - Prince George, BC
9/6 - Red Room - Vancouver, BC
9/7 - V-Lounge - Victoria, BC
Swedish modern metallers Soilwork will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters Augury, Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within, and pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid commented: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda added: “I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour! I first heard Soilwork on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Bjorn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force Festival a few years back and they killed it live! As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20 Year Anniversary compilation album called Out of the Dark, which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called ‘My Name is Fate’! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio! What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold Soilwork is back on top of their game. I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!”
Augury lead singer/guitar player Patrick Loisel: “We are very proud to be part of such a great tour with Soilwork, perform alongside legends such as Death Angel (a band whom I covered in my old bands), and join our brothers in Swashbuckle again. It's quite a thrill!”
Soilwork and Death Angel have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Soilwork and Death Angel for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
Canadian metallers Vengeful have issued the following update about recruiting former Augury bassist Dominic "Forest" Lapointe:
"Hello everyone! Short post to inform that Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe has joined Vengeful. Some of you might know him for is work with bands such as: Atheretic, Barf, Quo Vadis and Augury. Vengeful is more than eager to add is talents to the band's sound and his unmistakable presence on stage.
"On that note, we just wrote our first song together and things are sounding a bit more chaotic as we never had a bass player in the room while putting new stuff together. More on that later.....We'll be hitting the stage with the new lineup soon to get the chemistry flowing a bit more before we finish composing this monster of an album we're working on. So thanks a bunch to all our supporters and friends that showed up early to catch us with Kataklysm, sorry for the sound quality but that stuff happens when you the opener. We still had a blast! Until next time checkout Immolation's and High on fire's latest releases!"
Nuclear Blast and Amazon.com have teamed up to provide metalheads
everywhere in the U.S.A. with the “Sinister Spring Sampler” featuring the following eleven bands and tracks from the label’s roster:
EXODUS, “The Hammer And Life” (demo)
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, “Cryogenica”
MNEMIC, “Sons Of The System”
NILE, “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld”
EPICA, “Resign To Surrender”
THREAT SIGNAL, “Through My Eyes”
SONATA ARCTICA, “Flag In The Ground”
AUGURY, “Faith Puppeteers”
HYPOCRISY, “Hang Him High”
All tracks are in MP3 format and compatible with MP3 players (including the iPod), iTunes, and Windows Media Player. Download all tracks from the Amazon free sampler at this location.
Montreal's Augury has checked in with the following update:
"After eight years of collaboration, we are sad to announce that we had to part way with our bass player Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe. We keep in mind his outstanding musical input and volcanic stage presence, and thank him for helping to shape the sound of Augury.
"But the show must go on and we are actually starting The American Defloration tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere, with a very special rhythm section featuring Quebec City jazz player Christian Pacaud (MAG Project) on bass, and our long-time friend Tommy McKinnon (formerly of Neuraxis) behind the drum kit. With such great personnel on board, we are eager to give American ears a good scrub once again!"
Upcoming Augury tour dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere: More...
German technical death metallers Obscura will extend the "Cosmogenesis Worldtour" with a second leg to the USA. With Black Dahlia Murder, Augury, and Hatesphere they will play the last US tour supporting the "Cosmogenesis" record. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/24 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
2/25 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
2/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
2/27 Orlando, FL The Social
3/1 Houston, TX Meridian
3/2 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
3/3 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
3/5 Tucson, AZ The Rock
3/6 Los Angeles, CA Ultra Violet
3/7 San Francisco, CA Slims
3/8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
3/9 Seattle, WA El Corazon
3/10 Boise, ID The Venue
3/12 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
3/13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
3/14 Des Moines, IA People's Court
3/15 St. Paul, MN Station 4
3/16 Chicago, IL Metro
3/18 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
3/19 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
3/20 New York, NY Santo's Party House
3/21 Cambridge, MA Middle East
3/22 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
3/24 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Montreal based technical death metallers Augury have announced the departure of their drummer Antoine Baril.
Antoine Baril commented:
"I’m very sad to have to announce my departure from Augury. Some personal and professional reasons have made multiple tours impossible for me at the moment. I wish all the best for Augury because those wonderful guys are making incredibly good music. I will never forget those memorable shows and I would like to thank everyone for their support on the road everywhere we've been on tour."
Augury also commented:
"Augury thanks Antoine for all the good times and excellent music, and we wish him well in all aspects of his life. He will remain a close friend for all of us. For the upcoming tour with Vader, drummer Robin ‘Frog’ Stone from Australian industrial metal mad scientists The Amenta will take over the drum throne. He is a very tight and skilled drummer, having learned our set in a matter of hours. We have a new drummer ready in Montreal for the upcoming tours. Videos and name will be revealed soon.”
The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.
WARBRINGER has been chosen by Megadeth to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall.
John Kevill (vocals) states: “After the Monsters of Death tour (with Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Augury and Swashbuckle) we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth! For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii for some shows, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”
Here are the latest Warbringer tour dates through the end of the year: More...
New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle will replace Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky on several dates of Vader’s headlining tour this November/December. Guitarist/scallywag Commodore Redrum offered the following nautical non-sense:
"Aye, since I'm (unfortunately) the least hammered right now out of us pirates three, suppose its my duty, nay, pleasure to fill yar salty ears with great news! After we finish pillaging the European Paganfest, SWASHBUCKLE shall return to North America in support of the mighty VADER. We're stoked and you should be too. Splash will meet thrash and partying will commence!”
The complete line-up consists of Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Swashbuckle, and Augury. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
11/04/09 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/05/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/09 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/06/09 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/07/09 The Blender Theater @ Gramercy – New York, NY
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/08/09 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/09/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/10/09 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/11/09 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
11/12/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/13/09 Pyramid Club – Addison, IL
11/14/09 Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/15/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/16/09 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/17/09 The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
11/18/09 The Underground – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/20/09 Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Bourbon – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/21/09 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
11/22/09 Sugar – Victoria, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/24/09 Satyricon – Portland, OR
11/25/09 Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/03/09 Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/05/09 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA ç SWASHBUCKLE ONLY
12/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/10/09 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
12/11/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
12/12/09 Ches-A-Rena Entertainment Complex - Cheswick , PA
12/13/09 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Canada's Augury have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:
9/30 The Rock w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Tucson, Arizona
10/1 U.B.’s Bar w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Mesa, Arizona
10/2 Cheyenne Saloon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Las Vegas, Nevada
10/3 The Galaxy Theater w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Santa Ana, California
10/4 Key Club w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Los Angeles, California
10/5 Thee Parkside w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants San Francisco, California
10/6 Satyricon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Portland, Oregon
10/7 Bourbon w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Vancouver, British Columbia
10/8 Studio Seven w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Seattle, Washington
10/10 Station 4 w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants St Paul, Minnesota
10/11 Rave w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10/12 Peabody’s w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Cleveland, Ohio
10/13 Wreck Room w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Toronto, Ontario
10/14 Foufounes Electriques w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Under the Grave Montréal, Quebec
10/15 Webster Underground w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Hartford, Connecticut
10/16 The Blender Theatre at Gramercy w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants New York City, New York
10/17 The Palladium w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants Worcester, Massachusetts
10/18 Jaxx w/ God Dethroned, Abigail Williams, Woe Of Tyrants West Springfield, Virginia More...
Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.
Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.
The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.
The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:
VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
SUICIDE SILENCE “Wake Up”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”
You can download the entire compilation here.
In this issue: More...
God Dethroned will be hitting the road in North America for the first time since 2007 on ther headlining "War Propaganda World Tour 2009" in support of their newest album, "Passiondale." Going with them will be Abigail Williams, Augury, and Woe of Tyrants. Tour dates are as follows:
09/30 Tucson, AZ The Rock
10/01 Phoenix, AZ U.B.’s
10/02 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
10/03 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
10/04 W. Hollywood, CA Key Club
10/05 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
10/06 Portland, OR Satyricon
10/07 Vancouver, BC Bourbon no Woe Of Tyrants
10/08 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/10 St Paul, MN Station 4
10/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/12 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
10/13 Toronto, ON Wreck Room no Woe Of Tyrants
10/14 Montreal, QC Foufounes no Woe Of Tyrants
10/15 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
10/16 New York, NY Blender Theater
10/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/18 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/19 Baltimore, MD Sonar
10/20 Rochester, NY Penny Arcade
Sydney Australia-based extreme metal act THE AMENTA will join VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, WARBRINGER, AUGURY, S.W.W.A.A.T.S. on “Monsters Of Death Tour” presented by Decibel Magazine. Keyboardist/sampler, Tim Pope, comments on the tour, “THE AMENTA is very honored to be sharing a stage with VADER in North America on the "Decibel Presents: Monsters Of Death Tour". Our first European tour - Winterfest 2009 - was with Vader earlier this year and we know that we’re going to have a great time both offstage and on with those guys. It’s a very strong bill and we can’t wait to see the other bands in action. We’ve heard so much about touring North America and can’t wait to get over there to blow people away. We are on the top of our game at the moment and the States will finally get to see what we are capable of. Thanks to everyone involved for giving us a chance. It’s a great honor to have such a strong tour for our first time on your shores. To the fans in the States: Get ready. You haven’t seen anything like us.” More...
Canada's Augury has issued the following announcement about an album release party and streaming a new song online:
"Hail to all!!!
"We are proud to announce our official album release party for 'Fragmentary Evidence' on August 15th 2009 at Montreal's Club Soda. Then we will play along great bands such as Vengeful (launching their album "The omnipresent curse" that evening as well), Obtenebris, Clearwater Deathblow and Salvation. All metalheads are welcome to this long awaited event.
"To give you another taste of our new album, we have added another song on our Myspace site. A rediscovery for some, we opted for the track 'Faith Puppeteers', a longtime mainstay in our live performances, featuring vocals from Youri Raymond (Unhuman, Cryptopsy). For the happy people in Montreal, there will be a listening party at Café Chaos on July 16th!
"And, final surprise to the patient ones, copies of our first album 'Concealed' will be available through the band here.
"Also, due to the amount of questions and requests, Augury members will make themselves available for musical clinics and private lessons during the upcoming tours. Suffice to reserve your spot by e-mail (email@example.com) in advance and a schedule will be established to accomodate anyone willing to learn a few of our secrets... we'll keep you posted!!!"
Warbringer has announced their addition to Vader's North American tour with the following update:
"We'll be joining Vader in November and December for dates across the US and Canada. Those Polish death metal legends will have a new album out on Nuclear Blast and this will be their first headline US tour in some time. It's a killer tour package called "Monsters of Death" and features Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Augury. Dates are posted on our page so check 'em out and come down to the show and support true brutal metal!!"
The tour dates are as follow: More...
Montreal avant-garde metal band, Unexpect, has issued the following studio update:
"Nearly all the guitars are now recorded and a third of the vocals have been immortalized. It's a real pleasure to work with Jef Fortin at Badass Studio and he's doing a great job."
"A couple of more dates have been added to the PN09 European Tour as well:
09.10.09 @ Apollo ; MANCHESTER - UK
10.10.09 @ Wembley ; LONDON, UK
11.10.09 @ SECC ; GLASGOW - UK
17.10.09 @ Forest National ; BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
23.10.09 @ La Cubierta ; MADRID - SPAIN
24.10.09 @ Olympic De Badalona ; BARCELONA – SPAIN" More...