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Agonia Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Canadian melodic thrash metal powerhouse, Threat Signal. The band has finished recording their long awaited fourth studio album and follow-up to the 2011 self-titled effort. The new album, "Disconnect", is scheduled for release in the first half of 2016.
Since the critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won the Canadian Recording Of The Year Award at the Hamilton Music Awards, Threat Signal has became internationally recognized as one of the best modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense "Vigilance" (2009) and reinvented "Threat Signal" (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each entering the Billboard's Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26.
Threat Signal combines the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms, and melodic musical passages. The band is led by frontman Jon Howard, who commented on the signing:
"We are very excited to have inked a deal with Agonia records. We strongly believe that Agonia will be a great partnership, and together we will push Threat Signal's music to more listeners than ever before. Our new album 'Disconnect' in my opinion is the strongest album we've recorded to date. Thank you Agonia for making this happen for us, and we look forward to the road ahead!".
More details on the band's new album will be revealed soon. More...
Threat Signal has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with drummer Joey Muha:
"Some may have heard these rumors already, but now its time to clear the air. A few months ago we parted ways with our drummer Joey Muha.
"There were ongoing issues between him and another band member, so the situation needed to be resolved before the band could continue. We unfortunately came to the conclusion Joey had to be let go. We wish him the best, and hold no hard feelings.
"On a positive note, our great friend Andrew Minarik filled in for the recording of our newest album, which is currently being mixed by Mark Lewis of Audiohammer studios. Andrew will not be a full time member due to other commitments, but has been kind enough to lend us his hands and legs for the recording and promotion of the album. With that said, we will be looking for a new touring drummer which could potentially turn into a full time position.
"Andrew will be filming this Friday for a new Threat Signal video. He has put together a cool giveaway contest, a live stream link for the music video, and will be doing some Q&A. Check out the video below for more info on that!" More...
A website has recently launched titled Metal For Hire, which boasts a colossal lineup of musicians and producers available to hire for session work, lessons, and even lyric video creation.
More info can be found over here, and the site's current lineup includes:
Glen Drover - (session Guitars, Etc...) Megadeth, King Diamond, Testament
Doc Coyle - (session Guitars, Etc…) God Forbid, Lamb Of God, Trivium
Jason Bittner - (session Drums, Etc…) Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam, Anthrax
Bjorn “speed” Strid - (session Vocals, Etc…) Soilwork, Demon Hunter, Sonic Syndicate
John Gallagher - (session Bass, Etc…) Raven
Dirk Verbeuren - (session Drums, Etc...) Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Jeff Loomis
Jon Howard - (session Vocals, Etc…) Threat Signal, Arkaea, I Legion
Chris “zeuss” Harris - (producing, Etc…) Rob Zombie, Queensryche, All That Remains
Francesco Artusato - (session Guitars, Etc…) Devil You Know, All Shall Perish
Dj Heavygrinder - (remixes, Etc…)
Ben Schigel - (producing, Etc…) Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Misery Signals
Chris Clancy - (session Vocals, Etc...), Wearing Scars, Mutiny Within, I Legion
Hannah Verbeuren - (photographer) Soilwork, Rolling Stone, Decibel, Revolver
Sebastian Reichl - (session Guitars, Etc...) Deadlock, I Legion
Ralph Santolla - (session Guitars, Etc…) Deicide, Death, Obituary
Samus Paulicelli - (session Drums, Etc…) Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams, Arsis, Goatwhore
Tommy Jones - (videographer) Slayer, Lamb Of God, Testament, Kataklysm More...
Project Rogue is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a new studio and video project.
You can find the perks for donating and make your own contribution to the project at this location. All the Project Rogue artists will collaborate together, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Raymond Herrera - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian - System Of A Down
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett - Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin - Devildriver
Paul Masvidal - Death/Cynic
David Davidson - Revocation
Sean Reinert - Death/Cynic
Jon Howard - Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris - Napalm Death
Jed Simon - Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins - Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static - Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman - Damageplan
Logan Mader - Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt - Nociceptor
Robert Luciani - Means End
Vincent Zylstra - Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink - Akeldama
Connor Reibling - Akeldama
Canadian outfit Threat Signal has posted the following brief message online about the band's guitarist experiencing health issues:
"To all those who have been wondering, Travis Montgomery has suffered something very similar to a heart attack.
"Right now our number 1 concern is recovery. Thank you so much to everyone for your support!"
The melodic death metal masters in Mors Principium Est have stepped in for Arsis, whoch had to cancel its participation, and will now join The Agonist and Threat Signal on tour starting October 3rd. Dates are as follows:
Oct 03 - Eindhoven, Holland @ Effenaar
Oct 04 - Metz, France @ Les Trinitaires
Oct 05 - Calenzano, Italy @ Cycle Club
Oct 06 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy @ Rock & Roll Arena
Oct 07 - Roma, Italy @ Traffic Club
Oct 08 - To be announced
Oct 09 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theatre
Oct 10 - To be announced
Oct 11 - Cologne, Germany @ EuroBlast Festival
Oct 12 - To be announced
Oct 13 - Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
Oct 14 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal Club
Oct 15 - Olomouc, Czech Republic @ S-Cube
Oct 16 - Katowice, Poland @ MegaClub
Oct 17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ HOODOO Club
Oct 18 - Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
Oct 19 - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Waves Of Metal Festival
Oct 20 - Paris, France @ Le Divan du Monde
Oct 21 - Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
Oct 22 - London, UK @ The Garage
Oct 23 - Bournemouth, UK The Anvil Bar More...
A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Euroblast 2013 festival, which will take place from October 11th - 13th in Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany.
The clip is available below, and the following bands will be appearing at the fest:
Aliases, Arecibo, Arsis, Bear, Benea Reach, Cambion, Circles, Cyclamen, Dawn Heist, Deathember, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Empathea, Ever Forthright, Feared, Grand Exit, Hacride, Heights, Hord, Humanity's Last Breath, Hypno5e, Invocation, Kartikeya, Lifeforms, Meshuggah, Monuments, Nexilva, No Consequence, Overdown, Pomegranate Tiger, Skyharbor, Syqem, Tardive Dyskinesia, Textures, The Agonist, The Algorithm, The Ocean, The Omega Experiment, ThirdEar, Threat Signal, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Xerath. More...
The Browning will hit the road for a month starting tonight in Springfield, VA before preparing for the release of a new album this fall. Also joining The Browning and Chimaira on the tour are Threat Signal and Dark Sermon. Dates are as follows:
Jul. 26 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Jul. 27 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Jul. 28 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Jul. 29 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
Jul. 31 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Aug. 01 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Aug. 02 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Aug. 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Aug. 04 - Tempe, AZ - Rocky Point
Aug. 05 - Henderson, NV - Eagle Aerie Hall *
Aug. 06 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Aug. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Aug. 08 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Aug. 09 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Aug. 11 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - The Venue *
Aug. 13 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Aug. 14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Aug. 15 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
Aug. 16 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
Aug. 17 - Columbus, OH - Frontier Ranch
Aug. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Aug. 19 - Westland, MI - The Token Lounge *
Aug. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Aug. 21 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Aug. 22 - Boston, MA - Middle East
Aug. 23 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
Aug. 24 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Aug. 25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
* The Browning only More...
Threat Signal will hit the road with Chimaira in July, and now the band has launched an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign to help out with the costs of touring.
Details are available at this location, and perks for donating include signed albums, hour long music lessons with band members, and more.
Chimaira has announced the "Crown of Phantoms" tour surrounding the band's new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from The Browning, Threat Signal, and label-mates Dark Sermon.
Dates for the run are available below. Chimaira will release the new "Crown Of Phantoms" album on July 30th, 2013. More...
Wretchedpain has posted the song "Hatriot" online, which features a guest appearance by Jon Howard of Threat Signal. Check out the track below. The track will appear on a new EP from Wretchedpain, which will have the following track listing:
1. Hatriot (Featuring Jon Howard of Threat Signal)
2. Cleansed In Fire
3. Laced With Cyanide
4. The Hell You Seek (Featuring Kris Norris of Threat Signal/Ex-Darkest Hour)
5. The Lessons Of The Wise And Dumb (Featuring Robert Meadows of A Life Once Lost and John Bechdel of Ministry/Ex-Fear Factory) More...
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
Scary Symmetry announced last month a headlining North American tour set to kick off on November 24th. The band has now issued the following statement about canceling the dates:
"North Americans can we have your attention please! It is with deep regret that we bring you these news: due to unforeseen problems securing our US work visas in time, our North American headlining tour will have to be cancelled.
"The waiting time for a visa interview appointment was several weeks longer than what we've experienced before. Our sincere apologies to Threat Signal, Stealing Axion, Lord of War and Kings Field - you guys rule and we do hope for the opportunity to share a stage with you sometime in a not-to-distant future instead!
"To our fans... we will work our asses off to make this up to you! Expect to see Scar Symmetry back in North America in 2013 - back with a vengeance!"
Sweden's Scar Symmetry has revealed several new dates for the band's first headlining tour across North America.
11/24 - Springfield, VA - Empire
11/25 - Trenton, NJ - Champ's
11/26 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
11/27 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
11/28 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
11/29 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
12/03 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
12/04 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
12/05 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
12/06 - Kelowna, BC - The Level
12/08 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
12/09 - Portland, OR - Branx
12/12 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Further date announcements are expected soon. The band will be touring in support of 2011's "The Unseen Empire," with support from Threat Signal, Stealing Axion, and Lord Of War.
Threat Signal has issued the following brief statement online about missing tonight's Kelowna tour date:
"Unfortunately we won't be able to make it to our show tonight in Kelowna, BC due to border issues. Hopefully we'll be able to make it back there for you guys sometime soon!"
Threat Signal will also be joining Scar Symmetry on a North American tour in November/December, with dates to be announced soon. More...
Swedish melodic death metal icons Scar Symmetry will return to the North American continent once again in November/December for “The Unseen Empire” North American Tour 2012. Comments guitarist Per Nilsson:
"It is with great joy that we can finally make it official: next month we'll return to North America for our very first North American headlining tour! No more thirty or forty minute sets; this time you will get the full monty - a set-list jampacked with songs from all our albums, and we might even throw in a few surprises!
"Along with us, we're bringing melodeath super virtuosos Threat Signal, progressive masterminds Stealing Axion, and space deathcore aficionados Lord of War. It's gonna be a shredfest!"
The specific tour routing is expected to be released soon. Stay tuned for further details.
Threat Signal has posted a new music video online for "Uncensored," which can be viewed below. “The video for ‘Uncensored’ captures my lyrical inspiration for the song almost exactly,” said vocalist Jon Howard.
“People walk around every single day with their eyes closed; they are censored from reality. Most people truly believe, or have just convinced themselves, that the world is a great place, but in all honestly, most of it is not. Hate, greed, corruption, disease, war, lies, pollution, slavery, violence, crime, famine and many other issues plague our race. People need to wake up, look at real facts, and gather their own conclusions instead of believing hearsay or the media at face value. Most news is filtered and watered down.
"The director, Tommy Jones, saw my vision and ran with the ideas; he couldn’t have done a better job! Also you’ll see I ran into a major inspiration of mine in the street while filming. Enjoy." More...
Canada's Threat Signal has posted the following brief message online via Facebook about the departure of drummer Alex Rudinger:
"Unfortunately Alex has made the decision to quit Threat Signal and pursue other projects. So, we are looking for a new drummer. Contact us at email@example.com for try out and requirement information. Spread the word!"
Canadian melodic death metal band Threat Signal premiered its new video for "Comatose" exclusively over at Metal Injection (seen below). The song appears on the band's latest self-titled LP which was released last fall through Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the video here:
French metal act T.A.N.K. (Think Of A New Kind) has posted a studio video report online featuring the band's time recording new material.
You can check out the clip below, which sees the band teaming up with Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea). More details on T.A.N.K. are available at the band's Facebook profile here.