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My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.
Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.
Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...
Currently putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming sixth full-length, Whitechapel has announced the band's appearance on this year's edition of Warped Tour, which runs from June 24th through August 13th. Joining the annual expedition will be Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, and many more.
Prior to their Warped Tour takeover, Whitechapel will conclude a campaign for latest album, "Our Endless War," with a U.S. headlining trek with support provided by Fit For A King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth.
See below for all confirmed dates.
Whitechapel w/ Fit For A King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth:
5/04/2016 Georfe's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
5/05/2016 The Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
5/06/2016 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK
5/07/2016 Jakes Sports Cafe - Lubbock, TX
5/08/2016 Rock Island - Wichita, KS
5/10/2016 Lefty's Live Music - Des Moines, IA
5/11/2016 Gabe's - Iowa City, IA
5/12/2016 The Stache - Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2016 Basement Transmissions - Erie, PA
5/14/2016 Reverb Concerts - Reading, PA
5/15/2016 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
5/17/2016 Higher Ground South - Burlington, VT
5/18/2016 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
5/19/2016 The Canal Club - Richmond, VA
5/20/2016 The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
5/21/2016 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
5/22/2016 Ziggy's by the Sea - Wilmington, NC More...
The Devil Wears Prada and Motionless in White are joining forces for a fall North American tour that kicks off October 17 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Criss-crossing the continent over a five-week period, the tour will wrap up in Minneapolis on November 20. The confirmed itinerary is below, with tickets to go on sale this coming Friday.
The Devil Wears Prada released a six track concept EP titled "Space" last month, with a video clip culled from that mini-album available after the tour dates here: More...
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
Bullet For My Valentine just wrapped up recording a fifth studio album and is wasting no time getting back on the road.
The band is headed to South America for a headlining tour in July with special guest Motionless In White. Tickets will go on sale at this location for Brazil, Argentina and Colombia dates on Thursday, April 23rd and for the Chile date on Tuesday, April 28th. Dates are listed below.
Matt Tuck comments: “Hey everybody!! We are beyond excited to be coming back to South America. It's been far too long since we saw you last and we can't wait to bring the noise back for you amazing people. Make sure you pick up your tickets fast and we'll see you there.”
Bullet For My Valentine will raise hell on the road all Summer long - the upcoming South American tour will precede the band’s monumental North American run with Slipknot and Lamb of God that’s taking place July through September. More...
Motionless In White premieres a new music video for the single "Break the Cycle" taken from the band's latest album "Reincarnate" which was released last year via Fearless Records.
Check out the video below.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival today announces additional acts for the 2015 edition: The Red Chord, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, Overcast, and more. This year's edition takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Headliners already announced include Testament, Between The Buried and Me, and Motionless In White. The currently revealed lineup is as follows:
Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
The Atlas Moth
Northern Invasion - the newest addition to the World’s Loudest Month festival series - is set for Saturday, May 9th at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
The new rock and camping festival will feature a first-year lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Anthrax, Live, Motionless In White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Crutch, We Are Harlot, Starset and Crobot.
“We’ll be fresh out of the studio just in time to participate in the 1st annual Northern Invasion. It’s a huge festival and it will be amazing to get back on stage with peers in Slipknot, Volbeat, Halestorm and so many other kick ass bands,” says Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.
A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.
The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:
1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day
You can download the compilation here.
The full lineup and band performance times have been revealed for the first Louder Than Life festival - featuring music, whiskey and "gourmet man food" - on October 4th & 5th at Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to the band lineup on three stages, the show will include celebrity chef appearances on the Jägermeister Cooking Stage. More than 70 food and beverage vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
U.K. outfit Devilment, which features Dani Filth, has announced a European Tour with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White.
This will be Lacuna Coil's first European headline tour in support of new album, "Broken Crown Halo" (reviewed here).
Dani Filth comments: "At last Devilment is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world! All of us in the band are super ecstatic that we begin our live career touring with two such formidable acts across Europe, just in time for the release of 'The Great And Secret Show,' our debut musical excretion out November 3rd. This tour is going to absolutely and utterly slay!"
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) adds: "This is going to be HANDS DOWN the tour of the year and I am so damn excited it’s not even funny! A melting pot of darkness, adrenaline, sick rock metal and goth atmosphere is going to embrace you all soon... Lacuna Coil + Motionless In White + Devilment are going to paint your heart black in November. Come see us, you won’t regret it (and damn, I can’t fucking wait!).” More...
Southern California’s In This Moment is returning to headline status this Fall hitting the road on the first-ever Hellpop Tour.
The tour will also feature Motionless in White, Kyng, and All Hail The Yeti in support. The trek kicks off October 24th in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee and runs through November 27th when it wraps up at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. Dates are available below.
In This Moment will also be playing a special Halloween show in Shreveport, LA on October 31st which will be a spectacle not to be missed. Pre-sale tickets for the initial announced dates will go on sale on Tuesday August 6th at 12:00PM EST and on-sale to the public on Friday, August 9th via Ticketmaster. Additional dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Before heading out on the Hellpop Tour, In This Moment will embark on the Carnival of Madness Tour alongside Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet and We As Human. More...
Asking Alexandria will return to the U.S. for a short headlining record release trek starting August 6th. The group's third full-length album, "From Death To Destiny," is also set for an August 6th release and Motionless In White, Upon A Burning Body, and Crown The Empire will be the supporting acts on all dates.
Ben Bruce states: "America, we're fucking back and we're better than ever. We have a very short headlining run throughout the Midwest to celebrate the release of our brand new album 'From Death to Destiny'. Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll doesn't even cut it here, so join us starting Aug 6th for two weeks of utter sin and debauchery. We are stoked to be back, so lets fucking do this."
8/6-Fargo, ND @ The Venue
8/7-Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
8/8-Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
8/9-Louisville, KY @ Expo Five (w/o MIW)
8/10-Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest
8/12-Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/13-Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
8/14-Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room
8/16-Kokomo, IN @ Center Stage
8/17-Madison, WI @ WJJO Bandcamp
Motionless In White has premiered the official music video for "America" today on VEVO. Directed by M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot, and featuring a cameo from Ashley Costello of New Year's Day, the video features lead singer Chris Motionless as the ringmaster in the band's twisted freak show. Check it out below.
Alongside the "America" music video premiere, the band has launched a contest for fans to enter to win the ultimate prize bundle including a pair of tickets to Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a Motionless In White prize pack, and a subscription to Revolver Magazine.
The page also features a bonus "Shred To Win" contest where fans can send in their rendition of the guitar solo from "America," where one winner will receive a custom Ibanez guitar. Check out the official contest page right here. More...
Band performance times are now available for Rocklahoma, the three-day camping festival to occur at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.
Rocklahoma will celebrate its seventh year on May 24th, 25th, and 26th. The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, May 23
Pre-Party on the AXiS Campground Stage
6:00 PM Triple Se7en
7:00 PM Bruce Flea
8:00 PM Searching For Sanity
9:00 PM Sleepwalking Home
10:00 PM Motortrain
11:00 PM Baron Von Swagger
12:00 AM Rocker Lips
1:00 AM Drek
2:00 AM KingShifter
Friday, May 24
4:35 PM All That Remains
5:45 PM Ratt
7:10 PM Papa Roach
8:40 PM Bush
10:30 PM Guns N’ Roses
Hard Rock Stage
3:15 PM Zero Crossing
4:00 PM Otherwise
5:10 PM The Sword
6:35 PM Escape The Fate
8:05 PM Clutch
9:45 PM Device More...
Motionless in White has posted a lyric video online for the new single "America," taken from the "Infamous" album. Check out the clip below, or pick up the single via iTunes at this location.
The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Black Damask (The Fog)
2. Devil's Night
4. Burned At Both Ends
5. The Divine Infection
6. Puppets 2 (The Rain) [feat. Bjorn Speed Strid]
8. If It's Dead, We'll Kill It (Feat. Brandan Schieppati)
9. Synthetic Love
The daily performance lineup for Rocklahoma has been revealed and single day tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM CT at this location.
Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - will celebrate its seventh year May 24th, 25th, and 26th with a lineup including Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many more.
The three-day camping festival features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The lineup is available below.
Thursday, May 23 (AXiS Campground Stage):
Triple 7, Bruce Flea, Searching for Sanity, Sleepwalking Home, Motortrain, Baron, Von Swagger, Rocker Lips, Drek, Kingshifter
Friday, May 24:
Guns N’ Roses, Bush, Papa Roach, Device, Ratt, All That Remains, Clutch, Escape The Fate, The Sword, Otherwise, Zero Crossing, Down & Dirty, The Last Vegas, Hessler, Bai Bang, Ruff Justice, London’s Dungeon, Fist of Rage, The Summit, Wanton Looks, Kicktree, Shotgun Rebels, The Kul, Mine Enemies Fall More...
An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville - April 27th and 28th 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.
As part of the enhanced festival weekend, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will also feature the “Corona Light presents the Downtown Rockville Experience” -a Friday, April 26 pre-party and two after-parties on Saturday, April 27. Admission to the parties is FREE. The Friday, April 26 pre-party will feature Saliva with Evergreen Terrace at Underbelly in Jacksonville.
The Saturday, April 27 after parties include DJ Monk with special guests at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, and Icey and Robert Goodman at Underbelly in Jacksonville. For full details, visit this location. More...
Metal Injection west coast correspondent Johnny Orlando Jr. was on the scene at the Whisky A Go Go on Monday, March 18th to cover the official Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest press conference where all the bands were unveiled (check out the full lineup right here).
Johnny made some guesses as to who would be performing, asked Rob Zombie the silliest question ever, and ended up with this video recap featuring interviews with Battlecross, Butcher Babies, Five Finger Death Punch and Motionless In White. Check out the clip here or through the player below.
Asking Alexandria has just posted a new teaser trailer for the band's upcoming "Don't Pray For Us" tour with Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed the Prom Queen.
The clip, available below, also features a preview of an upcoming new Asking Alexandria song.