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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 31

We’re changing things up this week on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast. We’ve heard your “I thought this was supposed to be underground!” cries loud and clear, which is why we’ve decided to shut up about Slipknot. For now.

Instead, we’re inviting all unsigned metal and hard rock bands to submit songs to podcast@metalunderground.com, which we’ll feature as intro and outro music. A brief plug will accompany the tunes, so help us keep things underground by helping us help you expose yourself. Not in THAT way.

This week features two songs, “Disconnect” and “Moving Forward,” from Lynchburg, Virginia rockers SingleSide. The tracks appear on the group’s full-length album “Moving Forward” (reviewed here). SingleSide is currently at work on a new album.

Also, if you live in or near South Florida, or have friends there, don’t forget to throw in for our upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. The first is for The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th. If interested, please submit your full name matching your ID to the email address above, with one (or both) of the headlining acts in the subject heading.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) uses Fear Factory’s recent signing to Nuclear Blast as an opportunity to reflect on the past, bygone greatness of Roadrunner Records, once the standard bearer in all things metal, now a corporate husk of its former glorious self.

[CORRECTION: Mike mistakenly cites Machine Head as still being signed to Roadrunner. They, too, are now in fact signed to Nuclear Blast. He does not regret the error, because the truth only bolsters his point. Stay tuned to hear his full thoughts.]

Finally, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) reacts to recent, admittedly vague, statements by Behemoth leader Adam “Nergal” Darski regarding the future of his band, and has some fun speculating on what might happen down the line.

Tune in here, enjoy, and subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 30

Before we summarize this week’s MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast, your fabulous co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure), who rather enjoys referring to himself in the third person, is about to lazily copy and paste an important notice from last week… and the week before.

“We,” meaning Token Hispanic co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), are hosting two upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First comes The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, please fire an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading and your full name (matching your ID) in the message body.

Additionally, if you’re an unsigned metal band with a kickass song you’d like to hear featured as our weekly intro music, we’d like to hear it! Please contact us via the email address above.

Kicking off this week’s topics, Mike relays the recent announcement by Swedish death metallers Bloodbath regarding the upcoming fourth studio album “Grand Morbid Funeral,” due out November 17th on Peaceville Records. He also shares some thoughts concerning the group’s as-yet-unidentified new vocalist, so pay attention.

Next, it’s - put a sock in it - more Slipknot. Hey, activity in the Iowan legends’ camp is newsworthy, so we’re going to discuss it. This sour little tidbit revolves around the band’s revelation that percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is designing two identical masks for the new rhythm section, deliberately distinct from the rest. Whether this bit of ritualistic “othering” is the start of a Newstedian hazing campaign is yet to be determined.

Bummed about the disappointing new In Flames album? So were we. Which is why this week we’re overjoyed to gush about “Exit Wounds,” the ripping, thrashing, and successful return to form by The Haunted, a Swedish band that’s done what most of us wish In Flames had. Stay tuned to hear our full thoughts; we hope you agree!

Tune in here, enjoy, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 29

Break out your tissue box and keep those cyanide tablets handy (just in case): you’re in for a bummed-out train wreck of an episode this week on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast. Stay tuned to the end, however, to see if your opinions match up with those of your silver-tongued co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).

Before we begin, yet another reminder of our upcoming ticket giveaways at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First comes The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, please fire an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading and your full name (matching your ID) in the message body.

Additionally, if you’re an unsigned metal band with a kickass song you’d like to hear featured as our weekly intro music, we’d like to hear it! Please contact us via the email address above.

Now, time to get depressed. Mike bids solemn farewell to an underrated talent in the global metal underground: Tobias Graf, founding drummer of German melodic/symphonic death metal group Deadlock, who this week passed away for undisclosed reasons at the young age of 35. Graf left the band in April of this year, but played on all releases since the band’s 1997 formation.

Next… here come the Thought Police! We wish it were a joke, but a Kentucky youth has indeed been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism threats… for posting Exodus lyrics on Facebook. The Bay Area thrashers’ 2010 album “Exhibit B: The Human Condition” featured a song titled “Class Dismissed: A Hate Primer,” which told of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting spree through the eyes of the deranged killer. The absurdity of this incident speaks for itself, but that doesn't stop us from commenting on it.

We all saw this coming over the course of the week, but still, it seemed to happen so damn fast. In the ultimate case of déjà vu, frontman Mark Hunter of Chimaira has been completely deserted by his bandmates en masse for the second time in three years. This time, he’s decided to throw in the towel, effectively putting an end to fifteen years and seven albums of cutting-edge American metal. Stay tuned for our thoughts on the matter.

Finally, we react to Swedish metal veterans In Flames’ new studio album “Siren Charms,” due for a September 9th release and currently streaming. Considering our devotion to this band through thick and thin over the years, our frustration in discussing this lackluster and disappointing new release is palpable, and it ain’t pretty.

If you make it through this episode without losing the will to live, then by all means, subscribe via iTunes and RSS feed. We hope to bring you some happier thoughts soon!

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 28

Stay glued to our Official Podcast, MetalUndergrounders - we’re going to keep reminding you of our upcoming ticket giveaways at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

First come The Black Dahlia Murder and Suicide Silence on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila, Crown The Empire, and Like Moths To Flames on Friday, November 14th.

If some of this stuff is too “scene” for you, or if you live nowhere near Florida, then share this information on social media for your friends. The further we spread it, the more ticket giveaways we can launch elsewhere, perhaps for YOUR favorite bands. You elitist prick.

Otherwise, for those able and willing to make it, fire an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading, and your full name matching your ID in the message body.

Now, on to this week’s topics. Co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) discuss some disappointing news: the impending hiatus of long-running Massachusetts metal crew Shadows Fall. After seven albums and over a full decade of worldwide touring, various factors have compelled the guys to hang up the spurs indefinitely.

Next, a happier subject, if murder, cruelty, and icepick lobotomies are your idea of a good time. If not, then you can always ignore the outrageous lyrics and enjoy the musical brutality, because death metal classics Cannibal Corpse are returning with a new album, “A Skeletal Domain,” the band’s thirteenth. Mike received an early promo and is eager to tell you all about it.

Finally - and you probably knew this was coming, so shut your trap and listen if you don’t like it; you might learn something - we discuss the latest Slipknot news (actual news, not gossip). The Iowan progenitors of the “American New Wave” of heavy metal have at long last revealed all pertinent details of their upcoming album “5: The Gray Chapter,” as well as unleashed a new single, “The Devil In I.” Stay tuned for our variety of personal reactions to these developments.

Listen in here, subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed, and enjoy!

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 27

We may be the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast - the operative word being “metal” - but that doesn't mean we’re above shamelessly promoting some “FedoraCore” when it suits our interests.

That’s right, boys and girls: this week we’re launching another ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence and friends on Monday, October 13th, we invite you to check out Attila, Crown The Empire, and Like Moths To Flames on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, submit an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading, and your full name matching your ID in the email body. Listen in with bated breath as co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) fills in the rest of the details.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a gushing sneak-peek reaction to one of the year’s most anticipated metal albums: “The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)” by Swedish death-prog powerhouse Scar Symmetry. He’s convinced it will monopolize many a year-end favorites list, and urges fans (Kevin included) who may have lost interest after the loss of former superhuman vocalist Christian Alvestam to reconsider. The latter incarnation of Scar Symmetry has truly come into its own. The first of a planned concept trilogy, “Neohumanity” drops in North America on Tuesday, October 14th.

Finally, in another round of his “Miami Metalhead Problems” saga, Kevin relates an epic personal concert misadventure involving the bands Erra and Reflections. We’ve all had them, we’ve all struggled and bled to make it to see our favorite bands, and every now and then, something unique and memorable occurs along the way that we wouldn’t have traded for all the well-timed, well-organized shows in the world.

Tune in here to check out Kevin’s story, Mike’s review, and more, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes and/or RSS feed. Enjoy!

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Initial Bands Announced For Warped Tour 2014

A couple rounds of bands have been announced for the 2014 installment of the Vans Warped Tour. While not a metal festival, each year sees a number of metal, metalcore, and hardcore bands announced as part of the tour. Next year's tour so far boasts Attila, For Today, Tear Out The Heart, and Stray From The Path among others.

Here's the complete list of bands confirmed so far:

Air Dubai
Attila
For Today
Mayday Parade
Mixtapes
Plague Vendor
Stray From The Path
Tear Out The Heart
Teenage Bottlerocket
The Protomen

Here are the Warped Tour 2014 tour dates: More...

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Affirmative Action Streaming "Shadow Dance"

New Jersey's Affirmative Action recently released the "Shadow Dance" single, which can be heard in the player below. The band contacted long time metal producer Jason Ruch of 0x1 Sound in Cherry Hill, NJ to help shape the new sound that Affirmative Action was looking for.

The band has also captured the ear of Attila's frontman Chris Fronzak, as Chris will be appearing as a guest vocalist on the new track titled "Carbunkle" once again produced, tracked, and mixed by Jason Ruch.

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Atilla Posts Uncensored Lyric Video

Altanta, Georgia's Atilla has released a new uncensored video for the track "Break Shit." You can watch all the lap-dancing breakdowns via Vevo here or in the player below (contains nudity, super NSFW). More...

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Emmure Announces European Tour w/Chelsea Grin

In addition to the recently announced "Brothers of Brutality" tour with Whitechapel, Emmure will also return to Europe on April 5th to headline The Mosh Lives tour. Support on the trek comes from Chelsea Grin, Obey the Brave, Atilla, and Buried in Verona. The upcoming Emmure tour dates are as follows: More...

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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Lineup Announced

Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment have announced the line-up for the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Headliner Asking Alexandria will be joined by support acts As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, and Attila. The full itinerary for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will be announced September 7th.

The line-up prompted tour producer Steve Glazer (Idol Roc Entertainment) to share, "Without question this is the strongest lineup we've assembled for Outbreak to date. Each year we promise to grow our brand and it all starts with delivering the fans an undeniable lineup of artists on the rise paired with an affordable ticket price."

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce stated, "America, we are back, we are excited, we are ready and we are fucking headlining! This is our biggest headlining tour ever and we are bringing with us, the biggest, heaviest and best bands that rock has to offer. This Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is going to be fucking insane, more so especially due to the fact that this is not only going to be our last tour of the year and our last tour in America for quite awhile, but also because this is going to be the last tour on the Reckless and Relentless album cycle.

"We will be playing songs from Stand Up and Scream, Reckless and Relentless and a handful of brand new songs from our upcoming album. You, North America, have been chosen to hear our new songs before anyone else in the world. Let's make this a tour to fucking remember. Lets end 2012 bigger, better and harder than anywhere else on this earth. We can't wait to see you all. If 2012 really is the end of the world, then all I can say is....we are going out with a bang motherfuckers! We will see you all soon.”

Asking Alexandria will enter the studio in October prior to the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to place the finishing touches on a third full-length effort. The disc is set for an early 2013 release.

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All Shall Perish Announces European Tour

Californian extreme metallers All Shall Perish will go on an extensive European tour in early 2012 together with Caliban, Eyes Set To Kill, WBTBWB and Attila. The US-based quintet will burn down the following cities:

02.02.2012 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
03.02.2012 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
04.02.2012 (SE) Gothenburg - Brewhouse
05.02.2012 (SE) Stockholm - Göta Kälare
07.02.2012 (FIN) Helsinki - Nosturi
10.02.2012 (D) Berlin - C-Club
11.02.2012 (D) Jena - F-Haus
12.02.2012 (PL) Krakow - Rotunda
13.02.2012 (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Club
14.02.2012 (CZ) Prague - The Rock
15.02.2012 (HU) Budapest - Dürer Kert
16.02.2012 (A) Vienna - Arena
17.02.2012 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
18.02.2012 (I) Pinarella di Cerv - Rockplanet
19.02.2012 (I) Rome - Blackout
21.02.2012 (CH) Zuerich - Abart
22.02.2012 (F) Paris - Divan Du Monde
23.02.2012 (F) Lyon - MJC
24.02.2012 (B) Hasselt - Muziekodroom
25.02.2012 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
26.02.2012 (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg

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Attila Posts New Music Video Online

Metalcore act Attila has posted it new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Smokeout" and can be viewed by using the player located below.

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Attila Denied Entry Into Canada

Self-proclaimed "death metal party rockers" Attila have posted the following statement on its official Twitter account revealing that it has been denied entry into Canada due to felony legal issues involving frontman Chris Fronzak. The refusal from Canadian border patrol means the band will have to miss its Canadian dates on the ongoing "All Stars Tour."

"We are officially 'Outlawed' from Canada. Unfortunately we are unable to play the Canadian dates of All Stars. We tried everything in our power to make it work out, but the Canadian government won't approve @attilafronz to cross because of his felony charge. WE ARE VERY SORRY."

The band will be releasing its new album, titled "Outlawed," on August 16, 2011 through Artery Recordings and will contain 10 all-new tracks. The track listing for effort is available below with the first single released from the album, titled "Payback," available for streaming over at this location.

1. Outlawed
2. Light Me Up
3. Nothing Left To Say
4. Another Round
5. Nasty Mouth
6. Smokeout
7. Holler At Ya Boy
8. Sex, Drugs & Violence
9. White Lightning
10. Payback

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Attila Reveals New Album Details

Self-proclaimed "death metal party rockers" Attila have revealed the track listing and release dates for its upcoming new full length. The album, titled "Outlawed," is set for an August 16, 2011 release date through Artery Recordings and will contain 10 all-new tracks. The track listing for effort is available below with the first single released from the album, titled "Payback," available for streaming over at this location.

1. Outlawed
2. Light Me Up
3. Nothing Left To Say
4. Another Round
5. Nasty Mouth
6. Smokeout
7. Holler At Ya Boy
8. Sex, Drugs & Violence
9. White Lightning
10. Payback

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Attila Posts New Single Online

Self-proclaimed "death metal party rockers" Attila have posted its new single online for streaming. The track, titled "Payback," comes off of the band's forthcoming new album "Outlawed" which is set for release later in the year through Artery Recordings.

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Attila Posts Studio Footage

American deathcore act Attila has posted some new studio footage online. The band are preparing to release its forthcoming new album, titled "Outlawed," this summer through Artery Recording.

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Attila Performs New Track Live

Live concert footage has made its way online that features Attila performing its new track "White Lightning." The song is taken off of the group's upcoming new album "Outlawed" which is expected for release sometime this summer. You can check out the song in player below.

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Dates Revealed For 2011 "All Star Tour"

The first batch of dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 "All Stars Tour," which includes Emmure, Alesana, iwrestledabearonce, blessthefall, and more. You can view the list of confirmed bands at this location, with the currently announced dates, cities and venues being located below. More dates for both the United States and Canada are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

07/22 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark
07/23 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/24 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
07/26 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/28 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
07/29 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
07/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/31 St. Paul, MN – Station 4 Outdoors
08/02 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/03 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/04 Reading, PA – Eagle Theatre at The Sov Center
08/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
08/06 Fitchburg, MA – Central Mass Expo Center
08/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08/10 Richmond, VA – The National
08/11 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/14 Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter Party Plaza
08/18 Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
08/19 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/20 Anaheim, CA – The Grove

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Attila Announces New Album Title

"Death metal party rockers" Attila have revealed that its forthcoming new album will carry the title of "Outlawed." The band have also posted some new footage from the studio online. The band are currently preparing its new studio album, which is expected for a late summer release through Artery Recordings. You can view the studio footage in the player below.

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Lineup For 2011 "All Star Tour" Announced

Update: the dates for the tour are now available at this location.

The full lineup for the inaugural edition of "The All Star Tour" has been announced. The tour will run from July 22, 2011 through to August 22. The confirmed list of dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime here are the bands participating in the 2011 "All Stars Tour."

Emmure
Alesana
iwrestledabearonce
blessthefall
For Today
In This Moment
Born Of Osiris
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Attila
For All Those Sleeping
Memphis May Fire (select dates)
Motionless In White
Chelsea Grin
Sleeping With Sirens

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