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Last updated on February 8, 2016 at 12:07 PM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
U.K. metal band Bullet For My Valentine has kicked off “The British Invasion Tour” in support of recently released album "Venom." In celebration, the band has also premiered a new video for latest single “Worthless" - check it out below.
The new video for “Worthless” was directed by Stuart Birchall, who also recently helmed the videos for “Venom” and “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War),” produced by Jamie Whymark for Kode Media and filmed at Elstree Studios in London, UK.
“The video itself is very direct, there's no narrative at all,” says singer/guitarist Matt Tuck. “We wanted to keep it super simple and as we went really deep in narrative on 'Battle' and 'Venom' we thought it would be nice to keep it more performance based. The song itself has become one of our favourites from Venom and from all the comments we get from you guys we know it's one of yours too. Enjoy." More...
The Bilocate and Swallow The Sun show in Dubai has been cancelled, with Bilocate issuing this statement:
"Regretfully, we announce that our show with Swallow the Sun and Aramaic got canceled, due to a complaint issued, falsely claiming the show would include practices unacceptable by the hosting community from a cultural perspective (as per the organizing team).
"We know it's such a disappointment, for us as well, but we'll do our best to make it happen next time. Don't forget to join us all this Friday at The Music Room with the other bands. Please refer to the official organizer page for details."
Swallow The Sun adds: "Today we got some very very sad news. Sadly we can't perform our music to you guys. But some of us are still coming to Dubai to meet you. I guess it's better than nothing? We are so sorry."
Metal East Records also commented: "What we know so far that a competitor has actually filed this complaint mentioning the show was promoting devil-worshiping (which we all know is not the case). The show will continue and since none of the original line up can’t perform, let's fill the bill up with some local talents and celebrate never giving up on the music we love. " More...
U.K. based metallic sludge/hardcore band Allfather is pleased to announce a signing with Static Tension Recordings to release the CD and cassette version of upcoming album "Bless the Earth with Fire" in North America.
The album contains six tracks of blistering metal that sounds like a cross between Black Sabbath and Corrosion of Conformity, mixed in a blender with High on Fire and hardcore punk. "Bless the Earth with Fire" is set to be released on April 29th.
The album will include the previously released bonus track "Blood Red Sunset," which you can hear below. Frontman Tom Ballard comments:
"When we started the band our goal was to write a few songs and play a couple of shows that weren't shit. The fact two and a bit years later we get the opportunity to release a record with Static Tension is straight up fucking brilliant." More...
Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters from Immolation are very pleased to announce they will be supporting black metal veterans Marduk on upcoming May U.K. dates.
The 4 date run commences with a performance at London’s infamous extreme music event, Incineration Festival (also with Marduk) on May 8th, culminating on May 11th with a final show at The Fleece, Bristol. Commanding front man and bassist Ross Dolan said of the announcement:
"We are very excited to be returning to Europe, supporting and sharing the stage with our good friends and metal brothers in Marduk. We have toured with the Marduk guys many times before in the past and are looking forward to a great tour with some great people. It will be a good one for sure, see you all in May!" More...
Cleveland's Affiance premieres a new song entitled "PRSVR", taken from the upcoming new seven-song EP "Gaia", which will be out in stores March 11th. The band crowdfunded $17,241 USD for that effort late last year through Indiegogo.
Check out now "PRSVR" below.
Two release shows have been booked so far for "Gaia", including a free hometown show in Cleveland, OH: More...
Quality fan-shot live video footage of Behemoth's February 6 performance at Tivoli/Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands can be seen below.
Behemoth has announced its return to North America this spring with a special tour, featuring Myrkur as support. The band will play its latest album "The Satanist" in its entirety. In addition to the show fans will also have the chance to view "The Congregation" exhibition at each venue, a symbiosis of Behemoth and occult designer Sharon Ehman of Toxic Vision.