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Latest After The Burial News

Below is our complete After The Burial news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Live Video

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder premieres a new live video for the outfit's track "Puppet Master", taken from the band's latest album "Dear Desolation".

Check out now "Puppet Master" below.

Thy Art Is Murder is currently on a European/UK tour with support from After The Burial, Oceano and Justice For The Damned. More...

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Van's Warped Tour 2017 Lineup Revealed

Looks like that leaked Warped Tour lineup from back in February was totally accurate!

GWAR and CKY will in fact be on this year's edition of the tour, as well as some surprises like Alestorm and Carnifex.

The full list of tour dates, kicking off June 16th and running through August 6th, can be found below. The artist roster will consist of: More...

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So What?! Music Festival Lineup Announced

Third String Festivals recently announced the 10th anniversary celebration of So What?! Music Festival taking place March 24th - 26th. 2017.

To celebrate this occasion in the biggest way possible, they will be taking over multiple venues in Deep Ellum on Friday, March 24th to kick off the weekend and then head to AirHogs Stadium (formerly known as QuikTrip Park) on Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th).

Today So What?! Music Festival is proud to announce the second round of artists including: Attila, Emmure, After The Burial, Backwordz, Capsize, Escape The Fate, Fit For an Autopsy, Invent Animate, I See Stars, Kublai Khan, Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In.

The festival also previously announced: Mayday Parade, Every Time I Die, Dance Gavin Dance, We The Kings, Set Your Goals, Chon, Envy on The Coast, Four Year Strong, Forever The Sickest Kids, and The Friday Night Boys. Additional announcements with all new artists will be revealed soon, stay tuned! More...

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Loathe Announces Tour With Emmure

The cryptic collective of 5 that is Loathe just announced upcoming European and U.K. tour dates. Regarding the announcement, Loathe said:

"We would like to thank Emmure for inviting us to join them on the ‘Torch The Earth’ tour. It is a privilege to be a part of such a great collection of acts and we look forward to seeing you all soon."

The "Torch The Earth" tour package boasts a billing of Emmure, After The Burial, Fit For A King and Oceans Ate Alaska. The full tour will take the bands across 14 countries in a month, kicking off in Karlsruhe, Germany on January 13th, finishing in Leipzig, Germany on February 11th. More...

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The Summer Slaughter Tour At Concord Music Hall

I'll admit that I've been out of the death metal scene for a few years and mostly listening to a lot of already established artists at the expense of new ones. In fact, I haven't been to a Summer Slaughter since 2011. So it was good to see a concert full of artists who I mostly haven't seen yet. Some really impressed me, other didn't. Either way, I wanted to be surprised by hearing artists who I mostly wasn't familiar with.

This year's Summer Slaughter Tour was primarily backed by Sumerian Records (who were also a major backer of Chicago Open Air) as a promotion of Sumerian's upcoming entry into films with American Satan. I'd normally have a problem with the biggest annual heavy metal tour in North America being rendered into a commercial for something completely unrelated but the former bearer of that torch was really just an advertisement for Monster Energy Drink. More...

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Sumerian Records Announces 10 Year Tour

Sumerian Records continues to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, announcing the “10 Years In The Black Tour” featuring label artists Asking Alexandria and Born Of Osiris.

I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon a Burning Body and Bad Omens round out the North American tour, which launches on October 25 at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo and wraps up in early December.

“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour,” Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said. “Not only is this our first true North American headlining tour in two years, as well as our first real U.S. headliner with Denis [Stoff] as our vocalist, but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and to celebrate the music Sumerian has released. The tour will include our biggest production to date and the first trek out in support of our new album, The Black. This is going to be something incredibly special.”

“To see the celebration of a decade of Sumerian culminate with this tour is a true reflection of the communal spirit and vision that this label was built upon,” said Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen. “Fans will get to see five headliners all go out together, which is very rare these days because of tour politics, egos, money and everything else that gets in the way of giving music lovers an unforgettable line-up. The fact that these five bands are sharing the stage together and still bringing an opening act to kick off the show makes this a truly special tour. I comment them all. Stay tuned for for lots of upcoming announcements about different activities for bands and fans to interact at at these shows that go beyond just watching them perform on stage. Mark my words: This will be the most progressive and interactive tour we have ever done. See you on the road.” More...

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Bad Omens Premieres New Music Video

Bad Omens premieres a new song and music video for the track "The Worst In Me". The band is currently out on the road with Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and ERRA on the latest leg of the "Sumerian 10 Year Tour".

The remaining dates are as follows:

5/12 - Corpus Christi TX - House of Rock
5/14 - Birmingham AL - Zydeco
5/15 - Orlando FL - The Beacham Theatre
5/16 - Fort Lauderdale FL - Culture Room
5/18 - Jacksonville FL - 1904 Music Hall
5/19 - Atlanta GA - The Masquerade
5/20 - Charlotte NC - Amos’ Southend
5/21 - Richmond VA - The Canal Club
5/22 - Schaghticoke NY - Rock ’N Derby *BOO only
5/24 - Buffalo NY - Waiting Room
5/25 - Amityville NY - Revolution Bar & Music Hall
5/26 - Hartford CT - The Webster Theater
5/27 - Freehold NJ - GameChangerWorld
5/28 - Reading PA - Reverb
5/29 - Columbus OH - Park Street Saloon

Check out now "The Worst In Me" below.

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After The Burial Posts "Collapse" Video

After The Burial, celebrating chart debuts for new album, "Dig Deep," today releases a video for “Collapse." The nine-song album landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #18 on the Top Current Album chart and #50 on the Top 200.

The album title is a nod to the circumstances surrounding this album, one that found the five-piece moving on without founding member Justin Lowe after his suicide in July.

“We coped as well as we could have—we still are,” admits singer Anthony Notarmaso. “Losing someone isn’t easy, and we all dealt with it in our own way. I was angry and sad at the same time. I didn’t know how to feel, and it took time to accept that he really was gone. After the dust settled, we got on the phone to see where we stood. To be honest, we thought about giving up. We asked ourselves if it was right to go on without him, or maybe if it was time to start a new band together. In the end, we felt like we couldn’t let what beat him beat us. That would’ve been even more tragic, and we felt like he wouldn’t have wanted us to stop. I know I wouldn’t have.”

“When you think you don’t have anything left in you, you have to rely on that inner strength,” adds guitar player Trent Hafdahl. “That’s where we are as a band. So many things beyond our control went wrong, but we started to dig deep as brothers.”

New album "Dig Deep" was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey with producer Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, Upon A Burning Body). The album is the first where the band partnered with a producer. “We had not tried it before,” explains Hafdahl. “It felt like a fresh idea to do something new. We were still running the show obviously, but he brought a good ear for tone and melody. He encouraged us to explore more. To have that perspective was helpful.” More...

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After The Burial Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

After The Burial premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Dig Deep", which will be out in stores February 19th via Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Dig Deep" in its entirety below.

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After The Burial Premieres Track Previews

After The Burial premieres previews for each track from the band's upcoming new album "Dig Deep", which will be out in stores February 19th through Sumerian Records.

Check it out now below.

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After The Burial Premieres New Song "Collapse"

After The Burial premieres a new song entitled "Collapse", taken from the upcoming new album "Dig Deep", which will be out in stores February 19th through Sumerian Records.

Check out now "Collapse" below.

Says vocalist Anthony Notarmaso of the loss of guitarist Justin Lowe and moving on without him: More...

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Sumerian Records Announces 10 Year Tour

Sumerian Records marks its 10 year anniversary with a four week tour featuring five of the Los Angeles labels’ bands: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, Erra and Bad Omens.

“Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial have all played a crucial role in the new wave of progressive, heavy music and in the pedigree of Sumerian,” said label founder, Ash Avildsen.

Ash goes on to say, “They are some of the most genuine, hard-working and talented musicians I have had the privilege to work with. I vividly remember first seeing all three of them play together at a tiny legion hall in a small Illinois town when Sumerian was less than a year old and they were all unsigned. I can proudly say that without Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial together on the label, Sumerian would not have become the entity it is today. I am honored to have this Midwest menagerie carrying the 10 Year Tour and excited for our newcomers Erra and Bad Omens. Thank you to all of the fans who support the bands and the music. Without you, none of this would be possible. See you in the pit.” More...

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After The Burial Premieres "Lost In The Static"

After The Burial had a rough 2015 with the death of guitarist Lustin Lowe and cancelled tour dates, but now the band is ready to hit back hard this year and premieres a new music video today for "Lost In The Static". The track is taken from the upcoming new album "Dig Deep", which will be out in stores February 19th via Sumerian Records.

Check out now ""Lost In The Static" below.

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After The Burial Announces New Album

After The Burial had a rough 2015 with the death of guitarist Lustin Lowe and cancelled tour dates, but now the band is ready to hit back hard this year.

The band just revealed new album "Dig Deep" is coming February 19th, 2016 and pre-orders will be available next week. Cover artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Collapse
2. Lost In The Static
3. Mire
4. Deluge
5. Laurentian Ghosts
6. Heavy Lies The Ground
7. Catacombs
8. The Endless March
9. Sway Of The Break More...

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The Best And Worst Of Metal In 2015

We've almost got another year in the bag, so it's time to take a look back at all that went down throughout 2015 in the world of heavy metal.

This was an uneven year featuring both highs and lows, and metal didn't escape the drama frequent in other styles of music at all in the last 12 months. Echoing previous schisms in famous black metal bands, Immortal finally took its turn imploding and split into two, and this was probably the worst year in recent memory for U.S. metal tours.

On the flip side of that, a solid number of amazing albums saw release, and metal also catapulted to the top of the charts with some major releases that made people outside the underground take notice.

After two solid years dominated by reunions and reboots, it looks like that craze is finally winding down. This year most notably we saw the return of Faith No More with “Sol Invictus,” but on the more underground end industrial black metal outfit Diabolicum also came back with a first album in 14 years. Although not quite on the same scale of time, Arcturus finally returned with a new full-length after a decade's waiting.

While there are less surprise reunions announced for the coming year, there is one classic outfit hitting the road to take note of, as Black Sabbath's “final” tour - dubbed The End - runs through most of 2016 across the globe. While we wait to see what's in store in the coming year, first we'll look back at everything that went down throughout 2015.

The Good: The Best Of Metal In 2015

Both Slayer and Lamb Of God ended up topping the charts with their latest albums (with Lamb Of God even getting nominated for a Grammy). It's not often a metal album hits #2 in the world, but Slayer managed to do it. While not everyone loved the album, the exposure alone is good for the genre overall.

But how was the more underground metal? Simply put: pretty killer, if you knew were to look. There was a solid mix of great albums from long time bands like Amorphis, Cattle Decapitation, Enslaved, and Soilwork, as well as excellent material from newer and less prolific groups like Alkaloid, Tribulation, and Lychgate.

The tried and true classic outfits from Cradle Of Filth to Iron Maiden to My Dying Bride made appearances, and there were some seriously ambitious undertakings (Swallow The Sun released a TRIPLE album). A handful of bands that were already solid managed to really outdo themselves with stellar material this year though, including Subterannean Masquerade, Code, Shining, and Melechesh. More...

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After The Burial Releases New Single

Still recovering from the death of guitarist Justin Lowe, After The Burial has now released a new single titled "Lost In Static," which can be heard below. The band will also be taking to the road early next month alongside The Faceless. Dates are as follows:

11/5 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
11/7 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
11/8 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
11/10 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
11/11 Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/12 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
11/13 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/14 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
11/15 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
11/17 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
11/19 New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
11/21 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium
11/22 Rochester, NY @ California Brew Haus
11/23 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mob Club
11/24 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at The Crofoot
11/25 Cleveland, OH @ Agore Ballroom
11/27 Chicago, IL @ The Abby
11/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/29 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/1 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/5 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/6 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
12/8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/9 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
12/11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction More...

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After The Burial Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Back in July, After The Burial cancelled upcoming live appearances due to the death of guitarist Justin Lowe and now the band is finally gearing up to return to live stages on a run with The Faceless. Today the band issued this statement about impending live shows:

"As you know, we canceled our appearance on the Summer Slaughter tour to spend time with friends and family in an effort to rebuild after the loss of our brother.

"Everybody deals with tragedy in their own way, and at their own pace. Each way is unique to that person, but the common goal that all people share is to get back to living a normal life. A normal life to us is being on the road, meeting our fans, and sharing our music with the world.

"We're excited to announce this upcoming tour with The Faceless. It represents a huge step forward emotionally for us in the band. We still have the drive and motivation to deliver music to you guys, and we want you all to be able to look to us for strength.

"We wouldn't be here without your support, and we want to give it back to you. We love you all, and we'll see you on the road." More...

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The Faceless Premieres Brand New Song

Technical death metal masters of The Faceless premiere a brand new song entitled "The Spiraling Void" taken from the band's rumored upcoming new album. The current lineup still remains a mystery though.

Check out now "The Spiraling Void" below.

The Faceless have also revealed the dates for a North America tour with After The Burial, Rings Of Saturn and Toothgrinder this fall. Check out all dates below: More...

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Why Isn't There More Heavy Metal In Video Games?

Considering the huge potential for crossover between metal and gaming fans, it's always baffled me that there aren't more heavy metal focused video game soundtracks. Rather than going for sounds that make the player bang their heads and launch their controller through the television, most games – even highly action focused ones – tend to stick with more tepid ambient soundtracks based on electronica. Techno is about as “heavy” as most game soundtracks tend to get.

This week we're going to take a look at a handful of games that buck that trend and offer up honest-to-Lucifer extreme metal in their playlists. Not an exhaustive list (and we'll be looking at more in the future), this is just a few that are worth your time and are notable for their inclusion of tracks from excellent metal bands or for having original soundtracks rooted strongly in the metal tradition.

Brutal Legend

This one's a no-brainer, as it's essentially THE heavy metal video game, created solely to celebrate our beloved genre. Eddie may be a lowly roadie, but through the power of metal (and a battleax, wicked car, and some magic powers) he can annihilate the goths, please the gods, and get the girl (or two).

Although it seems like a gimmick to get heavy music fans interested, the gameplay is actually really solid and revolves around three different styles: strategy large-scale combat as a general over an army, open world GTA car driving shenanigans, and elements of combat-heavy action games like God of War or Dante's Inferno

The game features more than 100 metal tracks (some of which have to be unlocked in-game) covering a huge range of sub-genres with everything from In Flames to Cradle Of Filth, along with a whole lot of classics from the likes of Motorhead and Judas Priest.

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After The Burial Comments On Guitarist's Death

Last week the body of After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe was discovered near the St. Croix River after he was reported missing. The band has now issued the following statement about Justin's passing:

"In the wake of our loss, it comes with heavy hearts to inform everyone that we have decided not to perform on this years Summer Slaughter tour.

"The recent events have been unimaginably heartbreaking, and Justin's passing is something that each of us needs time with our families and friends to recover from.

"Justin Lowe’s story may have a sad ending, but the legacy he leaves us is one that should do nothing but inspire.

"From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to thank everyone who has reached out in support and with kind words for him, his family, and us. It has been truly amazing to see all the people whose live's he impacted in a positive way." More...

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