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The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further five bands for next years edition of the event. These include Connecticut natives Hatebreed, metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage, Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, Scottish pirate metal group Alestorm and American heavy metal outfit Devildriver. The festival will take place from June 22nd - 24th in Dessel, Belgium and now features the following lineup, with more to be announced soon: More...
A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:
Milking the Goatmachine
Check out the trailer here:
The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have begun announcing the first batch of names for next years edition of the event, in addition to the previously confirmed headliners, Black Sabbath.
The lineup so far is as follows:
Black Sabbath (Headliner)
August Burns Red
Children Of Bodom
Lamb Of God
Sick Of It All
Winds Of Plague
More bands are expected to be announced shortly
Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:
July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The current lineup is as follows:
Milking The Goatmachine
For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.
Both Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel have been confirmed for the brand new festival series Extreme Fest 2012. The festival will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
05-07/07/12 – DE – Hünxe
05-07/07/12 – AT – Henndorf bei Salzburg
05-07/07/12 – CH – t.b.a.
Besides Cannibal Corpse and Whitechapel, bands like Exodus, Arkona, Eisregen, Origin, Hellish Crossfire, Eis, Inquisitiomn and Rompeprop have been confirmed. All in all 70 bands will be playing on 2 stages. Tickets and further info are available at this location.
Cannibal Corpse has begun recording the band's twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow.
Cannibal Corpse will co-headline the Full Of Hate tour 2012 alongside Polish Extreme metal veterans Behemoth on the following dates: More...
Knoxville, TN metallers Whitechapel have released the details of their forthcoming EP "Recorrupted," which features a brand new track titled "Section 8," a cover of Pantera's "Strength Beyond Strength," an acoustic version of "End of Flesh," and remixes of "Breeding Violence" by Big Chocolate and "This Is Exile" by Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan. "Recorrupted" is set for release on November 8th, just after the band hits the road with The Devil Wears Prada, Enter Shikari, and For Today.
Fans can check out a video that was shot and edited by guitarist Alex Wade, with animations by Vince Edwards, that features studio footage set to the band's brand new track Section 8 here. The "Recorrupted" track listing is as follows:
1. Section 8
2. Strength Beyond Strength (Pantera cover)
3. Breeding Violence (Big Chocolate Remix)
4. This Is Exile (Ben Weinman Remix)
5. End of Flesh (Acoustic Version)
Whitechapel also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Whitechapel front man Phil Bozeman recently posted the meanings behind every song on each of the band's three albums: "The Somatic Defilement," "This Is Exile," and "A New Era of Corruption." Bozeman had the following to say about the songs:
"Single File to Dehumanization - Yet another dream I had. All I remember was being in a line of people that didn't end and I was unaware of where I was going but I couldn't get out of the line. To this day, I have no explanation for the dream. This is also to do with how it seems in real life.
"Necro-mechanical - This song is about us as drones to life and how we let ourselves become what we could easily control. This is another dream of mine awaking as a machine and controlled by someone else. It was beyond frightening.
"Prayer of Mockery - This song is portrays my disbelief in God after everything that happened to me. I was angry and consuming myself with evil and darkness. This is what I let myself become and what I was, and I am not proud of it. All that has changed now but I still remember and will never forget what I was letting myself slip into. More...
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."
Coming off the 2011 Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada has announced the "Dead Throne Tour: North America 2011." The 37 date headline trek kicks off on November 3rd in Milwaukee and will criss cross the U.S. and Canada over a six-week period. "Dead Throne Tour: North America 2011" features Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, and For Today on all dates.
The dates are as follows:
3 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
6 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
7 Epic, Minneapolis, MN
8 The Garrick, Winnipeg, MB CANADA
10 Edmonton Events Center, Edmonton, AB CANADA
11 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB CANADA
13 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
14 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
15 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
17 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
18 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
19 SOMA, San Diego, CA
20 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
21 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
23 Saltair, Magna, UT
25 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
26 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
27 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
28 Backstage Live, San Antonio, TX
29 Warehouse Live Ballroom, Houston, TX
30 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA More...
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...
Another new Chimaira track has been posted online for streaming. The song, titled "Born In Blood," features a guest appearance from Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and is to be included on the group's forthcoming new album "The Age Of Hell." The album is set for its North American release on August 16, 2011 through eOne Music. You can view the track listing for the effort below. Long Branch Records/SPV will be issuing the album in Europe on August 26, 2011.
1. The Age Of Hell
3. Losing My Mind
4. Time Is Running Out
5. Year Of The Snake
6. Beyond The Grave
7. Born In Blood
10. Trigger Finger
12 . Samsara
Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist has just added five new Northeastern tour dates with Whitechapel to the band's summer touring schedule. The dates lead directly into recently announced shows with Veil of Maya, which will take the guys through Illinois and Indiana on four dates in June, serving as an excellent and rare opportunity to witness the band in its hometown.
The Contortionist's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
6/16 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
6/17 Montebello, QC @ Montebello Marina (as part of PETITE-NATION ROCKFEST)
6/18 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
6/19 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
w/Veil of Maya
6/23 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
6/24 Evansville, IN @ Boney June’s
6/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
6/26 Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple More...
American deathcore act Chelsea Grin has announced that it will be releasing its latest album, titled "My Damnation," on July 19, 2011. The album, which features a guest appearance from Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel, will be issues through Artery Recordings and will contain the following track listing;
1. The Foolish One
2. Everlasting Sleep
3. Behind A Veil Of Lies
5. My Damnation
7. Calling In Silence
9. Last Breath
10. All Hail The Fallen King
Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Times of Grace
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*
09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
Metal Blade Records has announced that members of Knoxville, Tennessee death metal act Whitechapel were detained in Germany following an incident at their hotel on 4/20 that included mattresses being thrown out of windows and fire extinguishers and alarms being set off. The band has since been released and reportedly fined, and the group was back on the road in time to make the next date in Amsterdam.
Whitechapel is currently touring Europe in support of the band's current release "A New Era of Corruption" with The Acacia Strain and Impending Doom. The Knoxville act will also be devastating the states this summer as a part of the 5th Annual Summer Slaughter, which kicks off July 22nd in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues.
Further details on the Summer Slaughter tour are available at this location.
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
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!"
Knights Of The Abyss has posted the following statement online through its official Facebook page:
"In all seriousness, we have been on an 'indefinite hiatus.' There is no telling what the future holds for Knights. We are all currently involved in other musical endeavors, therefore Knights will not be touring anytime soon.
"Ben is drumming with Whitechapel, Griffin is tracking and mixing his ass off pulling 14 hour days at his studio with new projects, Nick is playing guitar in another band, etc.
"We will keep you updated with these projects and other Knights related news as more unfolds. Will we ever release another album? Maybe. Will we ever tour again? Maybe. Can’t say yes or no. Now you know."
As Third String Productions enters a 7th year of promoting festivals in North Texas, the organization has teamed up with Sumerian Records to present the 2011 South By So What?! music festival. South By So What?! began in 2007 as a multi-stage music festival showcasing the majority of the all-ages bands that would be making the trek to SXSW. This year's festival will be held at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 19th and headlined by Sumerian artist Asking Alexandria.
The support acts include: Emmure, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, The Faceless, The Acacia Strain, Chiodos, Veil of Maya, Animals As Leaders, the recently reunited Gatsby's American Dream, Iwrestledabearonce, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Evergreen Terrace, Kill Matriarch, T-Mills, Lower Than Atlantis, Of Mice & Men, In Fear And Faith, I Set My Friends On Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Upon A Burning Body, Abandon All Ships, Woe Is Me, The Color Morale, I Declare War, For All Those Sleeping, Just Like Vinyl, Close To Home, The Amity Affliction, and more still to be announced.
For additional details on the festival check out this location.