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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.
The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.
“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.
The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.
Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.
Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...
Withered has posted a video clip online of their live performance of the song "Clamor Beneath" at the 2009 Scion Rock Festival. The video can be viewed below. More...
Black metal legends Mayhem has announced a large number of tour dates for North America this year. Joining them will be Marduk, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation and Withered.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
May 21 - New York, NY - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
May 22 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
May 23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 24 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
May 26 - Houston, TX - Numbers
May 27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
May 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
May 30 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
May 31 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
June 2 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
June 3 - San Francisco, CA - DNA
June 4 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
June 5 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
June 6 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
June 7 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
June 9 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
June 11 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
June 12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
June 13 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theater
June 14 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
June 15 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Black metal legends Mayhem has announced some more shows in North America over the summer. Joining them will be Marduk, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation and Withered.
The tour dates are as follows:
May 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest VII)
May 27 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 4 - Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 5 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
*Please note that Withered will not be appearing at the Maryland Deathfest.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.
Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.
Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
Georgia based metallers, WITHERED, have issued the following update:
"WITHERED is making an east coast run this thurs-sat to play some select dates. We'll be performing much from our critically acclaimed new album 'Folie Circulaire' as well as selections from our first album 'Memento Mori.'"
The tour dates are as follows:
12/18 - Nowarehouse - Baltimore, MD
12/19 - Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY
12/20 - Rocks (part of the Heart Of Winter fest) - Richmond, VA
Richmond, Virginia's first Heart of Winter Fest now has a finalized line-up, primarily consisting of black metal, doom, heavy metal and grind bands. The three-day event will run from December 18th - 20th, with the schedule as follows:
Thursday, December 18th @ Nara Japan (1309 W. Main St.) - 9pm - $6
The Return (Bathory cover band)
+ heavy metal karaoke
Friday, December 19th @ Alley Katz (10 Walnut Alley) - 7pm - $10
Saturday, December 20th @ Rocks (1814 E. Main St.) - 5:30pm - $12
Fest organizers comment: "This fest is going to be a hell of a time (with) a slew of badass Richmond bands and sick as hell out of town bands! This is the first time a fest like this has happened in RVA to my knowledge. One of our biggest goals with this beast of a fest is to keep it DIY. We want to do it yearly and I'm hoping you can all help it grow. If you come and show your support for your friends, the music, the bands, winter, whatever... I'm considering everyone involved in the first year to be the OG's of the fest!"
TOMBS will be heading down to Richmond, Virginia to play the Heart of Winter Fest, a DIY Doom/Black metal fest arranged by Elway from Bastard Sapling/Celebrity Murders. The festival takes place from December 18th through December 20th, 2008. You can get more information about the festival here.
The lineup so far is as follows: More...
Seattle’s BOOK OF BLACK EARTH has posted a new song, "Funeral of Peace," from the band’s forthcoming album on the band's MySpace page. Due out Oct. 14 through Prosthetic Records, "Horoskopus" is BOOK OF BLACK EARTH’s second full-length, and debut for new home Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders have also begun for the album on both vinyl and CD editions here.
"'Horoskopus' is a concept album about the hidden astrological elements of the Christian church," vocalist / guitarist T.J. Cowgill adds. "From its origins as a state sponsored religion in the fourth century to the present day, it has been guided by astrological concepts conceived centuries before Jesus Christ was mythologized as the 'Sun' of God."
BOOK OF BLACK EARTH consists of members of venerable metal underground band Teen Cthulhu, as well as drummer Joe Axler of Skarp, Splatterhouse, and Iamthethorn, among others. Having already released a self-financed demo in 2004 and a split release with underground legends Fall Of The Bastards in 2005, 2006’s "The Feast," received praise from Decibel magazine, Terrorizer magazine, and the band’s hometown newspaper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Meanwhile the band is gearing up for the Black Metal Magic tour, featuring Swedish black metal legends Watain and new labelmates Withered, including a string of headlining dates on the way out to the first date, Oct. 3 in Toronto.
BOOK OF BLACK EARTH will also be in-studio co-hosting with the KISW Metal Shop hosts, Steve Rock and Kevin, in Seattle this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11pm – 2am. Fans can find more information on KISW.com, including the chance to stream the broadcast live over the internet, or locally tune their dials to 99.9 FM.
Here are the latest BOOK OF BLACK EARTH tour dates: More...
Sweden's Watain issues the following update:
"Hark in woe, infidels! One and a half year after their triumphant display of magic and death upon North American, Watain shall now return to those lands on a headliner tour. Due to the strict prohibitions of anything Satanic and Criminal passing over the border to USA, a lot of compromises had to be made on the last US tour regarding both members and stage-show. This time however, the full artillery shall be brought across the sea, in all it's terrible glory."
The first date is on October 3rd and after that the wolves shall storm from Canada through USA on what shall constitute the last part of the monstrous crusade that has been the "Fuck the World Tour." More...
Prosthetic Records labelmates WITHERED and BOOK OF BLACK EARTH are proud to announce their involvement in the upcoming Black Metal Magic Tour later this fall supporting Swedish black metal titans Watain. The tour, sponsored by Metal Maniacs and BeyondTheDarkHorizon.com, will begin in Northeastern Canada in early October, head to the West Coast, then wrap up in early November in Pennsylvania.
WITHERED will be supporting the band’s recently second album, "Folie Circulaire," which has yielded critical acclaim since its June release. Recorded with Kylesa’s Phillip Cope and featuring artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Trivium), the album is the band’s eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2005’s "Memento Mori." WITHERED will be playing a free Los Angeles show sponsored by SCION and Vice magazine along with Today Is The Day in August as part of Scion’s Metal Show series. The show is free but reservations are required and early attendance is recommended. Fans can RSVP online here.
Meanwhile, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH will be touring in support of the Oct. 14 release "Horoskopus," the band’s second full-length and debut for new home Prosthetic Records. "‘Horoskopus’ is a concept album about the hidden astrological elements of the Christian church,” vocalist / guitarist T.J. Cowgill adds. “From its origins as a state sponsored religion in the fourth century to the present day, it has been guided by astrological concepts conceived centuries before Jesus Christ was mythologized as the ‘Sun’ of God."
Here are the Black Metal Magic Tour dates with Watain, Withered, Book of Black Earth: More...
Georgian metallers, KYLESA, have issued the following update:
"It's been a while since our last update so here you go: We've been writing a new record over the past few months and we're about to head to the Jam Room studio on Monday [July 21] to begin tracking. We're excited to record a new album since it's been two years since we recorded 'Time Will Fuse its Worth.'" More...
Atlanta’s WITHERED has announced a free Los Angeles-area appearance as part of SCION's Metal Show series, this time in Hollywood alongside Today Is The Day on August 4. Admission is free to those who RSVP. Doors will open promptly at 8pm and WITHERED will take the stage at 8:30 sharp and will be playing the bulk of the band’s new record, "Folie Circulaire," along with some selections from their first record, "Memento Mori." Today Is The Day will hit the stage at 9:45.
Remember, admission is free but you must RSVP to attend, which can be done at www.scion.com/metalshow, and space is limited.
Withered's "Folie Circulaire" was released in late June through Prosthetic Records.
Additional touring for WITHERED later this year is being confirmed now and should be announced soon. Here are the current WITHERED tour dates, however:
8/01 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
8/01 Greenville,SC – Earshot Records (free in-store show, 5pm)
8/02 Asheville, NC – Static Age
8/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Vice Magazine Party with Today Is The Day – Free show)
8/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Weedeater, Black Cobra)
8/17 Marietta, GA – Swayze's (with Legions of Astaroth, Obscurum)
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Lenny's (Forward To The Apocalypse Fest)
Withered, the Atlanta based quartet whose debut album, "Memento Mori," was one of the most talked about releases in recent extreme music, is set to release their new album, "Folie Circulaire," on June 24 via Prosthetic Records. The 10-track album was produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) and features artwork by Paul Romano as well as guest vocals from Napalm Death's Barney Greenway and a cover of Necrophobic's "Into Armageddon."
An MP3 of song "The Fated Breath" off of "Folie Circulaire" is available for download on Prosthetic's MySpace page.
Here are Withered's upcoming tour dates, all with The Ocean, Kylesa, and Lair of the Minotaur:
May 24 Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 Wallingford, CT @ Cherry St. Station
May 26 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
May 28 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
May 29 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Philadelphia’s JAVELINA will be embarking on a tour in May in support of their self-titled Translation Loss debut, which is getting rave reviews from the likes of Decibel Magazine, Revolver, Metal Maniacs and countless more.
JAVELINA (pronounced ha-va-lE-na) started crafting their massive sound in October of 2005. Formed by ex-members of Philadelphia bands Lickgoldensky, SMUT and Otophobia/Endless Nightmare they spent over a year honing their sound before playing their first show. JAVELINA’s sound embodies the massive sludgy nature of Buzzoven and Eyehategod with the raw punk intensity of His Hero Is Gone and the straightforward nature of High On Fire all wrapped up into one.
04/18/2008 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/Disfear, Parasytic, Dissystema
04/19/2008 Khyber Pass - Philadelphia, PA w/The Claw, Hatchetface
05/07/2008 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/The Plastered Bastards
05/08/2008 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/Rue, If He Dies He Dies
05/10/2008 Ronny's Bar - Chicago, IL w/Raise The Red Lantern
05/11/2008 The Haunted Kitchen - Lawrence, KS w/Samothrace
05/12/2008 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
05/13/2008 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/Power Bastard
05/14/2008 The Cavern - Dallas, TX w/The Dead See, Vorvadoss
05/15/2008 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/The Dead See, Lions of Tsavo
05/17/2008 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/Withered
05/18/2008 Hell - Chapel Hill, NC w/Tooth, Horsefang
05/19/2008 NARA Sushi - Richmond, VA w/Tooth, Lord By Fire, Inter Arma
Atlanta’s WITHERED have completed work on the band’s forthcoming record, ‘Folie Circulaire,’ which will see a June 24 release through Prosthetic Records.
“Our new record is officially completed and we're very satisfied,” the band says. “Thanks to everyone involved, some very cool things have fallen into place for this release. Most of you are already aware of Barney Greenway's (Napalm Death) guest vocal appearance on "...The Fated Breath" and “Clamor Beneath." As always, his vocals are amazing and can't wait for everyone to hear them.
“Also, the last song on the album is a cover song called ‘Into Armageddon’ by Necrophobic. If you're not already a fan of them, you need to be. They're in our top friends and some of the best black metal to ever come out of Sweden so check them out. Big thanks to them for being very cool about us recording their song and for writing it in the first place.
“The recording process was grueling but worth every 12 - 16 hour day. Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Black Tusk) and the guys at The Jam Room [in Columbia, S.C.) did a great job of keeping us focused and capturing our sound. It really shows on the record. Scott Hull (Visceral Sound, Pig Destroyer) also did a great job with the mastering and sequencing. It's relentless and we couldn't be happier. The artwork is also completed. The ‘Folie Circulaire’ cover art can be seen here. Paul Romano really delivered for us. It will feature a 12-page booklet and is full of fantastic imagery. It is all very symbolic of the lyrical content and overall feel of the record. We'll post more images as the release date approaches. Big thanks to Paul for being a great friend and supporter.”
Here is the Foliw Circulaire track listing:
1. To Embrace. . .
2. . . .The Fated Breath
3. Dichotomy Of Exile
4. Gnosis Unveils. . .
5. . . .The Forsaken Truth
6. Purification Of Ignorance
7. Drawn Black Drapes. . .
8. . . .Reveal The Essence Of Suffering
9. Clamor Beneath
10. Into Armageddon
Number of tracks - 10 (eight songs, two interludes)
Length - around 46 minutes More...
Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:
Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has launched a brand new MySpace layout design in support of their forthcoming album, "Wounds". Head on over to the band's MySpace page to check out the cover art, latest news and merch. Wounds will be out May 27 on Prosthetic Records and we'll have music posted online shortly. The record sounds great so far and Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead, Goatwhore) is currently wrapping up the mixing and mastering process.
THE FUNERAL PYRE live dates are as follows:
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Yakuza, Withered, Exhausted Prayer)
4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)
(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – TBA
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – TBA
5/29 Salina, KS – TBA
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – TBA
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
6/05 El Paso, TX – TBA
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – TBA
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Reno, NV – TBA
6/10 Portland, OR – TBA
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 Fresno, CA – TBA
Savannah’s KYLESA will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in May with Germany’s The Ocean in May and early June. Also on the tour will be Lair of The Minotaur and KYLESA’s Prosthetic Records labelmates WITHERED. KYLESA continues to support 2006’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which recently sent the band to Europe alongside fellow Georgians Baroness. WITHERED, meanwhile, will be supporting the band’s forthcoming release, "Folie Circulaire," which is currently slated for release in June. The effort is currently being recorded by Phillip Cope (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk).
“Everything is going very well,” WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson previously said from the studio. “Phillip has a great ear and a great vision for this album. I think it will likely exceed our expectations. Phillip has really gotten a grasp of how we want the record to sound and done a great job of getting in our heads. We were able to transform The Jam Room into our own little world. We’ve been sleeping on the floor and have completely lost track of time. There are no windows or clocks. The focus has been incredible.”
“We chose to work with Phillip because we’ve known him for a long time and his crusty background with Damad and Kylesa is something we really wanted to incorporate into the record,” Thompson elaborates. “A full tilt death or black metal production would have been the wrong direction. Phillip is also a big fan of black and death metal which gives him a unique perspective that we can trust.” An image of the band and Cope can be viewed here.
"Folie Circulaire" is the follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori," and will be the band’s Prosthetic Records debut. An unnamed demo song from ‘Folie Circulaire,’ along with previous material, is available on WITHERED’s official MySpace page.
Here are the latest KYLESA tour dates: More...
Germany’s THE OCEAN have announced the following North American tour dates:
May 21 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
May 22 - St Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
May 23 - Montreal, QC @ Lambi
with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered:
May 24 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
May 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
May 29 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur:
June 1 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
June 2 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
June 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 4 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
with The Destro, Lair of the Minotaur
June 5 - Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 7 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 8 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 10 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
June 11 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
with Lair of the Minotaur, Intronaut
June 12 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 13 - Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
June 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 15 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
June 16 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
June 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory