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Veil Of Maya premieres a new song titled "Teleute" featuring Chelsea Grin's Jason Richardson as guest guitarist. Veil Of Maya's new album "Matriarch" is set to drop on May 12th via Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Teleute" below.
Mark your calendars: The Black Dahlia Murder has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream the upcoming October 9th concert at New York City. Fans can tune in on October 9th at 10:25PM ET | 7:25PM PT at this location.
The Black Dahlia Murder is currently on tour with co-headliners Suicide Silence, along with supporting acts Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast. Vocalist Trevor Strnad offered the following comment on the tour:
"We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out… our final US tour on the 'Everblack' album will be with none other than Californian titans Suicide Silence. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with Cannibal Corpse in South America. We are extremely glad they've chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we're going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to Suicide Silence and we'll see you all in October!" More...
All right, let’s get the drill over with. We at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are hosting two upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has to compensate for his barren, metal-scarce South Florida existence somehow.
The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin) plays 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 email@example.com with one of the headliners in the subject heading.
We properly kick off this week with another round of unsigned talent: Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Threatpoint, a straight-up, honest metal band that combines groove, thrash ’n’ roll, and the best of the American New Wave. Fans of Testament, DevilDriver, Sepultura, and Machine Head should pay close attention.
Opening anthem “Pave The Way” is taken from the band’s 2013 debut “Dead To Rise” (reviewed here), and stay tuned until the end, where we showcase the brand new song “Devil You Know,” taken from sophomore album “Careful What You Wish For.”
Speaking of Machine Head, the wily internet struck again this week, causing a leak that poured first single “Now We Die” (taken from upcoming eighth studio album “Bloodstone & Diamonds”) into the ears of thousands. Like real dudes - and unlike a certain unnamed band that rhymes with Metallica - the band have opted to roll with the punches and encourage you all to listen to, like, and share this song. We have, and you can hear our full thoughts presently.
Next, Kevin offers a review of “Language,” the recently released third studio album by Indianapolis, Indiana prog-heads The Contortionist. In his opinion, the band have gone “full-on Cynic” (or perhaps Opeth) and shed their deathcore outer-garments to the point where Kevin is unsure whether “Language” is even a proper metal record. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as you will hear.
Finally, we conclude with a rather euphoric reaction to the recently released track “At War With Reality,” taken from the upcoming album of the same title by Gothenburg metal pioneers At The Gates - the reformed band’s first studio material since 1995. As with The Haunted’s “Exit Wounds” and Carcass’ “Surgical Steel,” we think it signals a tremendous return, and until In Flames decide to pull their heads from their nether regions and rediscover metal, the melodic death style should be in safe, capable hands.
After the success of our DevilDriver giveaway in June, we’re inviting South Florida residents (or any able/willing to attend) to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast on Monday, October 13th. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading “Black Dahlia Murder,” and submit your full name matching your ID.
Even if you can’t make it, lend us a hand and share our giveaway far and wide on social media; the more popular it gets, the more we can spread this experiment nationwide and to a venue near you.
Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) weighs in with a rather prickly and pessimistic insight on the longterm effects of Internet culture on the music/metal scene, specifically the downsides (and there are always downsides).
The downloading issue has been talked to death, but Mike sees some mass psychological implications at work here as well, and they do not bode well for the future. His hypothesis: due to the increased platform the Web offers to egoistic, insecure, and often talent-starved amateurs, there will never again emerge a tremendously popular, universally loved rock ’n’ roll band, much less a metal band. Listen in to hear his full thoughts on the matter.
Finally, Kevin offers a detailed review of the new self-titled album from Darkest Hour, which boasts a new rhythm section and a potentially divisive new direction in style - although Kevin puts up a passionate and justified defense on the album’s behalf. Do you agree?
Slipknot’s very own Knotfest has revealed additional bands for the October 24th - 26th destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.
Featuring Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, and Anthrax, the Knotfest lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.
See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about Knotfest's Stage 004. As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.
Suicide Silence will soon be touring with The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast. Dates are available below, and Suicide Silence's Mark Heylmun comments:
"It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol' US of A and it's an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in Black Dahlia. It doesn't matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day... Come out and party with us!"
10/03/14 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/04/14 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/05/14 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/06/14 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/07/14 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
10/08/14 Paradise - Boston, MA
10/09/14 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/10/14 Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
10/11/14 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD (+ MACHINE HEAD)
10/13/14 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/14 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/15/14 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/17/14 House of Blues - Houston, TX
10/18/14 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19/14 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX (+ WHITECHAPEL, BEARTOOTH)
10/21/14 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/22/14 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
10/23/14 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/24/14 San Manuel Amphitheater - Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/14 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA (no SUICIDE SILENCE)
10/26/14 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/28/14 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/29/14 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/14 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO More...
The Browning is currently on a headlining tour of Europe in support of new album, "Hypernova," and will be returning in March for a three-week trek with Chelsea Grin, More Than A Thousand, and Silent Screams.
Tickets for the tour are due to go on sale this coming Monday, December 9th. The Browning guitarist Collin Woroniak comments:
"Hi everyone, so excited to be heading out as direct support for our friends in Chelsea Grin. We have toured with their singer and drummer in Hearts and Hands, and we can't wait to hit the road in Europe with them. Come out to a show and hang out, it is sure to be a great time."
Catch the band live:
Dec. 06 - Calenzano, Italy - Cycle Club
Dec. 07 - Egna/Neumarkt, Italy - Point
Dec. 08 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 09 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Dec. 10 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
Dec. 11 - Schweinfurt, Germany - Stattbahnhof More...
The 2013 All Stars Tour will feature Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Volumes (July 26 - Aug 11), Capture the Crown, IWrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, Structures (July 19 - 25 & Aug 12 - 17), Ice Nine Kills, and Dayshell. The dates for the tour have now been revealed and are as follows:
7/19 - Long Island, NY @ The Paramount
7/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO SFTP)
7/21 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (NO SFTP)
7/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
7/23 - Toledo, OH @ Rocket Bar
7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park
7/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
7/26 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/27 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (NO TERROR)
7/30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
8/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/03 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/04 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/15 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/16 - Reading, PA @ The Reverb
8/17 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster More...
The third annual installment of the AllStars Tour is taking shape for this summer, and Buffalo's Every Time I Die will be this year's headliner (the abnd's final run in support of the "Ex Lives" album).
The tour will also feature Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture The Crown, IwrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, and DayShell. Structures, Volumes, and other bands TBA will also be performing in select markets.
Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley (vocals) states: “We've always put a lot of effort into making this band work and when we perform we do so at the highest level of intensity, so to finally be deemed an 'AllStar' is a dream come true. I plan on relaxing in a hot tub with Wade Boggs or smoking huge cigars with Ronnie Harmon talking about our visits to Hollywood. Those are just some casual things us AllStars do when we're not giving 110%. But that's rare. This tour has a solid line-up and we're excited to be a part of it. See you all this summer.”
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...
Troy, OH’s Miss May I will head out with headliners Asking Alexandria on an upcoming South American tour this Thursday, September 20th. Support will come from Chelsea Grin. The tour will kick off in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Miss May I will finish up on September 29th in Bogota, Columbia. See below for all current tour dates.
Miss May I also recently announced an upcoming headlining position on Alternative Press Magazine’s annual fall tour. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Miss May I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters The Ghost Inside, melodic metal act Like Moths To Flames, Australia’s modern metal quintet The Amity Affliction, and technical metal up-and-comers Glass Cloud.
Miss May I's most recent album, "At Heart," was released on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week. Check out a lyric video for the song "Ballad of a Broken Man" at this location. More...
Taco Bell has announced its 2012 Feed the Beat roster, which includes 100 up-and-coming artists from across the United States who will receive $500 in Taco Bell gift cards to keep their hunger satisfied on the road.
The new lineup marks the most diverse Feed the Beat group yet – ranging from rock bands to DJs to country artists – some of whom will be given the unique opportunity to be a part of the brand’s marketing campaigns.
This year's rock and metal leaning bands include Adelitas Way, Chelsea Grin, Periphery, and We Came As Romans. For a complete list of bands and more info on the program, fans and interested artists can head to this location.
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Massachusetts' own Unearth, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Watch it Burn," will join the all-star lineup already announced for the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21st.
"It's been five years since we've taken the stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and we couldn't be happier to make our return this April 21," said singer Trevor Phipps. "This fest gave us a shot as an up and coming band over a decade ago and was one of the springboards for our career in heavy music. This year's lineup looks to be an amazing one and we are looking forward to hitting that stage." More...
American deathcore act Chelsea Grin has posted the following statement online announcing the departure of Michael Stafford, the band's lead guitarist, from the group.
"Michael Stafford has recently decided that the hectic touring lifestyle is not for him, and among other personal reasons, has decided to step down as the lead guitar player for Chelsea Grin. This may have been obvious to a lot of you as he hasn’t been with us since the All Stars Tour, but he has given us his final decision recently and we must move forward.
"Jason Richardson (Born of Osiris, ex-All Shall Perish) will be filling the position until further notice. Jason is one of the best guitar players around, and with us already being such good friends, he is more than a perfect fit. 2012 is going to be huge for us, so make sure to come out and see the new and improved Chelsea Grin."
The second group of acts playing Vans Warped Tour 2012 has just been announced and VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! is one of the five new artists that were revealed. "We are excited to announce that we are playing the 2012 Vans Warped Tour! We feel honored to be a part of this amazing tour that has spawned so many incredible artists. We plan on bringing our brand of Shock Rock to the Advent Stage along with an intense stage show!" Says vocalist Michael Vampire. "We have many amazing surprises coming in 2012 and we are very excited to share them with you all this summer!"
VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! will join BAYSIDE, CHELSEA GRIN, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS and a number of other artists that will be released shortly. The only relevant metal act from the first announcement was Every Time I Die, who just announced a run of shows for early 2012. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available on April 6, 2012.
The currently announced bands slated for the 2012 line-up can be found here.
The Vans Warped Tour 2012 dates are as follows: 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
Chelsea Grin's new album, "My Damnation," debuted onto the Billboard Top Album Charts this week at #64 with over 6,700 total sales in the first week. This marks the highest sales and chart position for both the band and the band's label, Artery Recordings. The album also landed on a number of other charts #6 on the Hard Music Chart, #16 on the Rock Chart, #8 on the Independent Chart and #127 on the Top Albums Digital Chart. The band kicked off the All Stars Tour Summer Tour last week with Emmure, Alesana, Iwrestledabearonce, and more (tour dates below). You can watch the video for title track off the album, "My Damnation," below:
Chelsea Grin's highly anticipated new album, "My Damnation" (Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie), is available now in stores nationwide, on iTunes and at Merchnow. Produced by Zeuss (The Acacia Strain, Hatebreed, The Red Chord), the 10 track album has a conceptual bend to it, based loosely on being condemned to hell and finding your way out to salvation.
The tracklisting for Chelsea Grin's "My Damnation," released July 19th, is as follows:
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 (featuring Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel)
Here are the latest Chelsea Grin tour dates: More...
Chelsea Grin will be releasing the new full-length album "My Damnation" on July 19th, 2011 through Artery Recordings. The band has now premiered a new song off the release, titled "Cursed," through Revolver Magazine. Check out the track by navigating to this location.
The "My Damnation" track listing is as follows:
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
Chelsea Grin will also be touring with Emmure and Alesana on the All Stars Tour. Details are as follows: More...
Some new behind-the-scenes footage has been posted online from the recent music video shoot for Chelsea Grin's "My Damnation." The song is the title-track of the band's forthcoming new full length which will hit store shelves on July 19, 2011 through Artery Recordings.