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As Blood Runs Black guitarist Dan Sugarman premieres the full-album stream of the his brand new debut solo effort "Centersun", out in stores now via Bandcamp. Guests featured on "Centersun" include: Angel Vivaldi, Francesco Artusato (Devil You Know), Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) and James Norbert Ivanyi.
Check out now "Centersun" in its entirety below.
As Blood Runs Black has checked in with the following announcement about posting a new demo track online:
"Wanted to share a quick sneak peek of a new song before we take a break from writing and head out the country next week. Push play, share it around, and give us your feedback... Good and Bad! Apologies for the shitty in house demo quality."
American metalcore act As Blood Runs Black has posted its new music video online. The live-performance style video was shot for the track "In Honor" on location during the "Never Say Die" 2011 tour stop in Germany. You can view the video below.
Mediaskare Records has posted a video clip online for the As Blood Runs Black song "The Brighter Side Of Suffering," which is taken off the "Allegiance" album. Mediaskare Records also commented on the release of the clip:
"Earlier today we released a music video from As Blood Runs Black that was never released years ago. This is our Christmas present to all of you for the amazing support these past few years!"
Metal Injection has posted a video highlight online of 2011 metal event coverage, from jumping aboard a cruise ship for 70,000 Tons of Metal, to hanging on the black carpet at the Revolver Golden Gods, to going to Summer festivals.
Check out this reel below, featuring the likes of William Shatner, Corey Taylor, Sebastian Bach, Suicide Silence, The Ozzy Osbourne Band, Richard Christy, and many more. More...
Come this November, Winds of Plague will be hitting the road with Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black, For the Fallen Dreams, Upon a Burning Body, In the Midst of Lions, Like Moths to Flames, and Volumes for the "Thrash & Burn" 2011 tour.
In regards to this upcoming trek, Winds of Plague's Johnny Plague (vocals) comments: "We are very excited that our first US headlining tour in support of our new record 'Against The World' will carry the Thrash & Burn brand. In my opinion, this year's lineup is one of the heaviest lineups I've seen in a while. Each band will deliver their unique brand of crushing metal, and it will prove to be one hell of an evening for fans of heavy music. Our set will consist of an even balance of songs between our three records. We are pulling out all the stops for this tour--if you have seen us before, you've never seen us like how we will be on this tour."
The dates are as follows:
11/10- San Diego, CA @ Soma (no FTFD)
11/11- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/12- Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
11/13- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/15- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/16- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/17- Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/18- Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/19- Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/20- Louisville, KY @ TBA
11/21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/22- St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/23- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
11/25- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
11/26- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/27- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/28- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/29- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/30- Portland, ME @ TBA
12/01- Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights w/ HATEBREED (WOP, CG, ABRB only)
12/02- Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
12/03- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/04- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/05- Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
12/07- St. Louis, MO @ TBA
12/08- Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
12/09- San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/10- Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Fest
12/11- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/12- Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
12/13- Austin, TX @ Emo's East
12/14- El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
American deathcore act As Blood Runs Black has teamed up with Guitarworld to debut its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Resist" with director Scott Hansen. The video is available for viewing below.
Metal Injection has posted a video clip online of Summer Slaughter bands discussing the future of extreme metal, which can be viewed below. Metal Injection also commented:
"We asked bands on the 2011 Summer Slaughter festival what they think the future of extreme music will be. Some of the answers will surprise you. See how members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Oceano, As Blood Runs Black, and Within the Ruins respond. More SS clips coming soon."
Metalinjection.net asked bands on the 2011 Summer Slaughter festival to talk about the best part of the tour. Check out the clip below to see how members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Oceano, As Blood Runs Black, and Within the Ruins responded.
The House of Blues once again had issues with their guest list coming in too late. And of course that meant that I missed the first three acts and therefore have absolutely nothing to say about Within the Ruins, Fleshgod Apocalypse or As Blood Runs Black. Despite me giving an otherwise positive review to the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album, I had to wait in the front foyer while they played.
Thankfully, I was able to get into the venue by the time that Oceano began playing. Even though I hate ripping on hometown bands, Adam Warren sounded like he was choking on something throughout the entire set. Outside of their vocalist sounding hoarse the entire time, there was nothing remarkable about Oceano. They're yet another generic deathcore band that does nothing to stand out. I seriously can’t tell the difference between them and about twenty other deathcore bands that I've heard.
After Oceano finished playing, I was thankfully treated to Powerglove, a video game music cover band. I'll be the first guy to admit that I'm a complete and utter nerd and I've been a gamer since the Sega Genesis, so I naturally loved this band. And given that there is a TON of video game music that needs a metal remix, I'm hoping to see Powerglove have a long and prosperous career. (They still need to cover Grabbag from Duke Nukem 3D.)
And even for non-gamers out there, Powerglove put on a VERY good show. Between having a contest to bring the band the head of a stuffed animal and tossing blow-up swords into the audience, they were clearly one of the best band's there in terms of sheer theatricality. I'm really looking forward to seeing this band do a longer set in the future. More...
As Blood Runs Black has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Resist" music video. You can check out the trailer below. "Resist" is taken from the band's latest album "Instinct," and the music video is set to premiere online soon.
In the mean time, you can check out more info on the band and listen to songs available for streaming by heading over to the As Blood Runs Black Facebook page.
The full list of dates have been announced for the forthcoming 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. The touring festival is set to run between July 22nd and August 21st, 2011. You can view the announced dates as well as the festival lineup below.
The Black Dahlia Murder
Six Feet Under
As Blood Runs Black
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
07/23 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
07/26 Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
07/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07/30 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
07/31 Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
08/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/04 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
08/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
08/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
08/07 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
08/08 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/09 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/10 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/12 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
08/21 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.
1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”
Metal Blade Records heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, and Six Feet Under are all confirmed to head out on the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by ESP Guitars and Indie Merch Store, which runs from July 21st through August 21st. Headlining the tour this summer is none other than Detroit MI's The Black Dahlia Murder with Knoxville, TN's Whitechapel co-headlining the bill. Rounding out what is sure to be one of the summer's heaviest tours is Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, in addition to a special halftime performance by Powerglove.
What makes the 5th installment of Summer Slaughter so special is that the folks behind the tour are giving fans the opportunity to pick the band that will open the tour. Fans will get to pick from a list of 10 bands and place their vote on the tour's Facebook page here (deadline is April 11th).
Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder commented, "After months in secrecy, it brings us great pleasure to finally reveal our headlining status for this year's Summer Slaughter festivities. It is a great honor to be asked to play with so many talented bands… we had a killer time last round and this year will be no exception. Beers bongs will be had, horns will fly, and legions of metal fans will be left devastated! Bring your daughter to the slaughter… or something."
"We are excited to be a part of this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The past two years we have done big outside festival summer tours so it will be awesome to make it more intimate this summer and do a tour like Summer Slaughter. In 2008 we opened Summer Slaughter and now just 3 years later we will be back playing alongside some great bands and friends. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to return to the Summer Slaughter tour!" adds Alex Wade of Whitechapel.
Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under commented, "We're honored to have the opportunity to share the stage this summer with the best of the best in metal today…all that attend the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will be left six feet under!"
As Blood Runs Black has now released the band's new album "Instinct" through Mediaskare Records. In support of the new release, the band is touring across the U.S. on the Atticus Metal Tour with Darkest Hour, Born of Osiris, and The Human Abstract. Sleeping Giant will be special guests during the west coast dates of the tour. For additional information and tour dates visit the band's Facebook page at this location.
Drummer Lech states: "No words can even express the excitement of finally having a new record out. It's been a long, brutal and bumpy road. It feels good to finally step over that hurdle. It's great to see all our hard work is paying off. The turnouts and participation on the 'Atticus Metal Tour' have been strong and the feedback/response we've been receiving has far exceeded our expectations. This type of thing doesn't happen too often to bands in similar situations. We owe it all to our fans! They've allowed us to put the past behind us and gave us the chance to continue and further our legacy. We would like to thank them all for this blessing and opportunity because without them, we wouldn't have a dream to live.
“With Instinct finally done we can now project our energy towards playing shows and touring the world. Be sure to catch us on tour, and don't be afraid to come hangout and introduce yourself. See you on the road!"
As Blood Runs Black will release a new full-length album titled "Instinct" on March 15th through Mediaskare. The band has teamed up with Hails and Horns Magazine to exclusively debut a new track, “Divided.” You can check out the song at this location.
Nick (bass) states: "The reason we chose to debut 'Divided' in advance is because of its diversity and dynamics. We managed to take this song from one extreme to another - combining technicality with thrash and groove, while at the same time keeping it heavy. It showcases our maturity as musicians and the things we've gone through as individuals. When Lech (drums) brought this song to the table it was half empty, but we all saw the potential in it to be a stand out track on the record. It wasn't until the night before recording this song when it all finally came together. Lyrically, this song is about the internal struggles one encounters in life, and how vital the integrity of your mind is to the outcome of your decisions.
“We are currently playing this song live now on the 'Atticus Metal Tour' because of its raw energy, infectious groove and aggression. It feels great to be back out on the road, it's like our second home. With Instinct finally done we can now project our energy towards playing shows and touring the world. Be sure to catch us on tour, and don't be afraid to come hangout and introduce yourself. See you on the road!"
Born of Osiris is gearing up to release the new album "The Discovery" on March 22nd, 2011. The band will also be embarking on the third annual "Atticus Metal" tour as co-headliners with Darkest Hour. The bill is rounded out with As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract.
Lee McKinney (guitars) states: “The European run was a blast. We met some amazing people, not only in the bands we toured with and met for the first time (Protest The Hero, Purified in Blood), but also the fans that came to see us. It was also great being over there with Darkest Hour. We've known those guys for a long time, so it was almost like a vacation with friends. Being our second time in Europe, we got to witness first hand how our fan base overseas grew, and thats always awesome to see.
“Now we get to hit the U.S. again with Darkest Hour on the Atticus Tour! This should be a blast. We are releasing our new CD on this tour and are now going to be playing a good amount of new material live. We haven't toured the states in a few months, so we are excited to head back out with new material and see how it goes. This tour will be a great time, so come out and don't forget to come say hi to us at the merch table.”
The upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2/25-Washington, DC @ 930 Club (DH CD RELEASE SHOW!)
2/26-Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High
2/27-Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
2/28-Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
3/01-Joliet (Chicagoland), IL @ Mojoes w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/02-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/03-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/04-Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/05-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/06-St. Paul, MN @ The Station w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/07-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
3/08-Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
3/09-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
3/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS
3/11-Reno, NV @ The Alley
3/12-Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/13-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/15-Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/17-Santa Clara, @ The Avalon w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/18-Modesto, CA @ Seasons Hall w/ SLEEPING GIANT
3/19-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove - CALIFORNIA METALFEST V w/ AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, SLEEPING GIANT
3/20-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/22-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
3/23-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
3/24-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
3/25-Dayton, OH @ The Attic w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
3/26-Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
3/27-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
German progressive metalcore act Caliban has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from As Blood Runs Black. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
May 04 - Frankfurt, Batschkapp (GER)
May 05 - Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn (GER)
May 06 - Duisburg, Pulp (GER)
May 08 - Prague, Exit Chmelnice (CZ)
May 09 - Nürnberg, Hirsch (GER)
May 10 - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HUN)
May 11 - Salzburg, Rockhouse (A)
May 12 - Graz, PPC (A)
May 13 - Rome, Blackout Club (I)
May 14 - Brescia, Latte (I)
May 15 - Lindau, Club Vaudeville (GER)
May 16 - Straßbourg, La Laiterie (F)
May 17 - Lyon, Marche Gare (F)
May 18 - Barcelona, Sala Mephisto (E)
May 19 - Vigo, Sala Mondo (E)
May 20 - Villalba (Pamplona), Sala Totem (E)
May 22 - Knokke-Heist, Ravelingen (B)
Chalk up a metal chick for Hef!
Playboy mag's February 2011 Playmate Kylie Johnson, a California girl, cites As Blood Runs Black as one of her favorite bands in this month's issue, the band announced.
In her bio, she lists as her "musical passion": "Metalcore screamo bands like As Blood Runs Black and Miss May I never fail to thrill me."
She adds: "I’m very rock-and-roll, but I’m also very romantic. I’m always spreading the love–always! All I want to do is cuddle all day and convince you not to go to work the next morning. Let’s romance each other.”
The Los Angeles-based band, meanwhile, will release it's new album "Instinct" March 15 and is currently out on The Atticus Metal Tour with Darkest Hour, Born of Osiris and The Human Abstract.
Lech (drums) and Nick (bass) said: "We don't think anyone truly understands how much the odds were really against us. It felt like we were stuck in quicksand. The harder we tried to pull ourselves out, the further we sank. It came to a point where we felt alone and betrayed. It was like everybody around us wrote us off and everyone else expected us to give up. But in reality, it just fueled our drive to get this record done and to give our fans what they truly deserve and have so patiently waited for. That is essentially what this new album is about, overcoming obstacles and following your instincts.
“Right now is the calm before the storm. With Instinct about to be released, our schedule for 2011 is finally filling up fast. This year we're going to be focusing on playing shows worldwide. We can't express how amazing it feels to have Instinct finally completed. It's even better to know that we will be back out on the road once again playing shows and hanging out with all our old friends and making new ones along the way. This is looking to be an exciting year for us and we can't wait to get it started.
“Instinct has the same elements that made Allegiance unique, with new flavors and a fresh take on what's current in todays scene. Hit up our social sites now to get your hands on the limited pre-order options we have available as they are very limited. Thanks again to all of our fans for allowing us the opportunity to continue this band and further our legacy. We'll see you on the road!"
Here are their current tour dates:
2/25-Washington, DC @ 930 Club (DH CD RELEASE SHOW!)
* 2/26-Virginia Beach, VA @ Skate High
* 2/27-Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
* 2/28-Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
* 3/01-Joliet (Chicagoland), IL @ Mojoes w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/02-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/03-Covington, KY @ The Madhatter w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/04-Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/05-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/06-St. Paul, MN @ The Station w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/07-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
* 3/08-Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
* 3/09-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
* 3/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS
* 3/11-Reno, NV @ The Alley
* 3/12-Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
* 3/13-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
* 3/14-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
* 3/15-Boise, ID @ The Venue
* 3/17-Santa Clara, @ The Avalon w/ SLEEPING GIANT
* 3/18-Modesto, CA @ Seasons Hall w/ SLEEPING GIANT
* 3/19-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove - CALIFORNIA METALFEST V w/ AS I LAY DYING, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, SLEEPING GIANT
* 3/20-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
* 3/22-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
* 3/23-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
* 3/24-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
* 3/25-Dayton, OH @ The Attic w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
* 3/26-Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
* 3/27-Albany, NY @ Northern Lights w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
Atticus Black clothing has revealed the bands and dates for its forthcoming third annual "Atticus Metal Tour." The full line-up includes co-headliners Darkest Hour and Born Of Osiris with support coming from As Blood Runs Black and The Human Abstract. Norma Jean, In The Midst Of Lions, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, and This or the Apocalypse will perform as special guests on select dates. You can view the full list of date, cities and venues below:
Feb. 25 - Washington, DC - 930 Club (DARKEST HOUR CD-release show)
Feb. 26 - Virginia Beach, VA - Skate High
Feb. 27 - Greensboro, NC - Greene St
Feb. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Mar. 01 - Joliet (Chicagoland), IL - Mojoes (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 02 - Sauget (St. Louis), IL - Pop's (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 03 - Covington, KY - The Madhatter (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 04 - Detroit, MI - Harpos (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 06 - St. Paul, MN - The Station (w/ IN THE MIDST OF LIONS)
Mar. 07 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose
Mar. 08 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Mar. 09 - Colorado TBA
Mar. 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound (w/ NORMA JEAN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS)
Mar. 11 - Reno, NV - The Alley
Mar. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Mar. 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 15 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Mar. 17 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 18 - Modesto, CA - Seasons Hall (w/ SLEEPING GIANT)
Mar. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove - California Metalfest V
Mar. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Mar. 22 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee Theatre
Mar. 24 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
Mar. 25 - Dayton, OH - The Attic
Mar. 26 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)
Mar. 27 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights (w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)