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56859f80-584b-4641-826d-0367a468a3caALBUM OUT JANUARY 27 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

(New York, N.Y.): VENOM —the hugely influential British heavy metal trio, widely revered for driving and shaping many aspects of the music industry, including black and thrash metal as well as for their instinctive blending of metallic power and punk spirit— have confirmed the release of their new studio album, From the Very Depths. It will be released January 27 via Spinefarm Records.

The band is led by vocalist/bassist and original Venom titan, Cronos, who decided against making fans the world over wait too long for this powerful new 14-track release, which is the follow-up to 2011’s Fallen Angels, also issued via Spinefarm.

So…Venom will be unleashing their fourteenth studio album, via CD and download, on January 27, with a double vinyl format to follow shortly after.

Cronos says, “This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”

Just as the aftermath of Christmas can be laced with reminders of gluttony and false cheer, so Venom will unleash a full-throttle, full-length LP to drag you even further into HELL!

This is the heaviest Black Fuckin’ Metal and is not for wimps.

Naturally, further details will be revealed shortly.




blueprint_jonny_finalNew album from Jonny x Kyle X Midnite, The Blueprint for Going In Circles, will be available January 27, 2015.

More info is here.

New single “We Black Hearts Bear the Cross” will be available December 2.

Catch Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite on The Blueprint for Going in Circles Tour with special guests Down With Webster. Dates are below.

01/14 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
01/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
01/16 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
01/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
01/18 – El Paso, TX @ LowBrow
01/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
01/20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
01/21 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
01/22 – Houston, TX @ Walters
01/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Local 662
01/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
01/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theatre
01/28 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
01/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
01/30 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
01/31 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room
02/02 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
02/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
02/04 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/06 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
02/07 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
02/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
02/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
02/12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
02/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue



31da6a53b7740adb286390e9_340x489Performances By Metro Station, The Downtown Fiction, Trevor Dahl, Up On The Clouds, Goldhouse DJ, And Other Special Guests

(New York, NY) – The Ready Set has announced a holiday show at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA on December 17th. The show hosted by Buzznet starts at 8PM and will have acoustic performances by Metro Station, The Downtown Fiction, Trevor Dahl, Up On The Clouds, Goldhouse DJ and other special guests. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

The Ready Set’s new full length studio album, The Bad & The Better (Razor & Tie), is on sale for $5.00 on Amazon MP3 HERE. There is also a holiday sale at The Ready Set’s Merch Store offering a 20% off discount from November 26-December 2 at (No Code Necessary).

Jordan Witzigreuter was only 20 years old when nearly overnight, the young Indiana-born musician—who had spent the better part of his teens writing an arsenal of illegally catchy, electro-pop songs—was plucked from near obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. “I started playing shows to a couple people in someone’s basement,” Witzigreuter remembers. “Then, a year and a half later, I was playing radio festivals with Maroon 5 to 10,000 people.” Five years have passed since the release of TRS’s debut album,I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming, which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseakers chart, thanks to the platinum-selling success of the LP’s first single, “Love Like Woe.” In 2011 TRS released their sophomore album Feel Good Now and the hit song “Young Forever.” Jordan has since been writing and even penned a song to Taylor Swift “For The Better” that went viral with over 500,000 views. The band has toured with The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Loyd, Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, Allstar Weekend, Boys Like Girls, and more.

The Ready Set Links



2Chasing Safety will hit the road this December headlining A Metal Christmas & A Heavy New Year Tour with support from One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road To Milestone and Que/Sera.

13Vocalist Johnny Galivan comments, “This time of the year is filled with holidays that give us a reason to drop everything and spend time with family and friends. We are very excited to announce that along with that, we now have a reason to drop everything and play a bunch of shows for our awesome fans. We are stoked to be a part of this year’s A Metal Christmas & Heavy New Year Tour!”

Catch A Metal Christmas & A Heavy New Year Tour in a city near you. Tickets available at

A Metal Christmas…
Chasing Safety, One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road To Milestone
12/26 – The Harmony Grange Hall
12/27 – Linthicum, MD @ LHUMC
12/28 – Brewster, NY @ Brewster American Legion Hall
12/29 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
12/30 – Asbury Park, NY @ Asbury Lanes

… A Heavy New Year
Chasing Safety, One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road to Milestone, Que/Sera
01/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s Bar and Grille**
01/02 – Providence, RI @ Simons
01/03 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
01/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ M2 Brooklyn Asylum**

* No The Road To Milestone
** No Que/Sera

Pick up Chasing Safety’s debut album Season Of The Dead on iTunes!


It Lies Within Releases Brand New Single “Reap What You Sow”

edd1600f-3929-4892-8fe6-449ea993b9e7Begins Tour with The Browning Friday

It Lies Within are proud to release their first taste of new material in two years just days before they begin the biggest tour of their career. The band’s brand new single, entitled “Reap What You Sow,” is the first song released since the band’s 2012 Chrysalis (Luxor Records). The single, which can be heard HERE, is taken from the band’s forthcoming Jonny Mcbee (of The Browning) and Nick Morris (of As They Sleep) co-produced full length that will be released in 2015 and will be the first to feature new guitarist Alex Maggard and new bassist/singer Erik McKay. Vocalist Zachary Scott had this to say, “Our new line up is more solid than ever and we can’t express how excited we are to show the world the brand new It Lies Within. We have added this song into our live set also so make sure to come out to show!” The band will begin the Cat Clothing presents The Respect Strength Loyalty tour this Friday in support of The Browning (Century Media/Earache Records). The tour begins in Austin, TX and will run through December 20th where it will end in St. Louis, MO. Other notable dates during the tour include, Dallas, TX (November 30th), Denver, CO (December 9th), Kansas City, MO (December 10th), and Cleveland, OH (December 17th).

11/28 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
11/29 Houston, TX – Walters
11/30 Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
12/02 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
12/03 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/05 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Café
12/06 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/07 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/09 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12/10 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
12/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
12/12 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
12/13 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
12/14 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
12/16 Westland, MI – Token lounge
12/17 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
12/18 Newport, KY – Thompson House
12/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

About It Lies Within:
Prevailing from the highest murder city per capita in America; Flint, MI based metalcore act It Lies Within exploded on the scene with their energetic live performance and positive based message. After quickly earning a few opening slots for larger national acts at their hometown venue The Machine Shop, It Lies Within immediately hit the studio and prepared for the road. Touring full time since 2011, these guys are inching their way and becoming recognized on to the national circuit. This lifelong group of friends are on a non-stop path to shed a different light on the metalcore scene with their creative music writing, positive message and insane live show. Because of this diversity they are a very entertaining group to watch.

Over the last two years, It Lies Within has played numerous sold-out shows with The Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Attack! Attack!, Texas in July, Times of Grace, Chiodos and more. It Lies Within’s first full length Luxor Records release Chrysalis was released Sept. 4th, 2012 and is out now on iTunes and stores near you! Like a prince ready to prove his worth to the kingdom, It Lies Within is ready to release a new album in early 2014. With their die-hard street team and constant growing fan base – these guys will survive the trends and create music for the masses.





James Michael (vocalist, noted producer/songwriter), DJ Ashba (guitarist, also with Guns N’ Roses) and Nikki Sixx (bassist, also with Mötley Crüe), collectively known as SIXX:A.M., released their third album MODERN VINTAGE on October 7th. 2014. Their current radio single, “Stars,” is quickly climbing the radio charts and has already hit #22 at Active Rock.

The video for “Stars” will make its debut on Fox News online today – find it at: .

Of the video, Sixx says “What’s exciting for me about the STARS video is the fact that it is live. I think it shows the quality of the band’s musicianship and a little snapshot into what we’re about live considering we will be touring in April of 2015.” The band recently announced their first-ever headlining tour, with special guests Apocalyptica, for Spring 2015 at their first live show in 5 years at iHeart Theater in Los Angeles. Footage from the exclusive performance is featured in the “Stars” video and will give fans a glimpse of what to expect at the highly-anticipated shows next spring. Tickets are available at

MODERN VINTAGE, the album, that REVOLVER Magazine said “lives up to its title by drawing heavily upon the songwriting values of the ‘70s rock era – specifically, the period’s emphasis on punchy riffs and catchy choruses – while still managing to sound fresh and contemporary,” will also be available on vinyl as of 12/15 – just in time for holiday gifts for fans of the band. For more Sixx:A.M. holiday gift ideas and merchandise bundles go to

Sixx:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.



MELKOR (Atmospheric Black Metal from Germany)

melkor2New album “Irrlicht” (Dec. 12, 2014)

=Devouring depths of gloomy moods=

Mainman Patrick, known (as a live guitarist) to insiders of German Black Metal acts NOCTE OBDUCTA and AGRYPNIE, presents his new songs with full devotion.

MELKOR was founded in the beginning of 2004, rising from the ashes of two-men-project Kheled-Zarâm.

melkor1Irrlicht“ is scheduled for December 12, 2014 and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the project with 8 carefully chosen songs that, as results of a long maturing process, get to the heart of MELKOR’s very essence.

Not unlike the first demo, Patrick recorded and engineered this work almost entirely on his own.

Irrlicht“ offers a heavy and abyssic kind of passionate ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL.

MELKOR has a tangible surface, offers melodies, stories, rhymes, and yet is ambivalent and permeated by metaphors.
The project enters the maelstrom of the depths and stares into the abyss, gives the listener presentiments of the enigmatic workings of powers that consume all existence and at the same time make it blossom.

The purpose is not to glorify, but to preserve an unflinching view at the splendor of destruction and the temptation of poison.
No satan, no other gods inhabit the world that the music and lyrics of MELKOR try to approach in a respectful and yet passionately entangled manner – a blind behemoth, a blaze in the dark, beautiful and terrifying, cold and hot,black, white and grey.

METALMESSAGE promotes the new album of this capable Black Metal true-believer from Frankfurt very timely:
at winter!

Release: “Irrlicht” (Album; Dec. 12, 2014)
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Label: Self-financed

1. Spiegelwand
2. Die Welle erneuert sich
3. Irrlicht (Ferne II)
4. Pangaea
5. In den welkenden Wäldern
6. Des Berges Schweigen
7. Opferlamm
8. The Great Defender
(61 min.)

Metal Archives:

Patrick (all inst., voc)



Crisalida - Terra AncestralThe Chilean Progressive Metal band CRISALIDA is adding the final touches to their fourth full length album titled “Terra Ancestral“, to be released somewhere between March/April of 2015.

CRISALIDA has made a huge career move this time by hiring Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso to produce “Terra Ancestral”. Also the band has recorded this new opus at Tierra Studios, one of the best studios with a great analogue recorder in South America, having all of the toys necessary (meaning studio gear) to get the best sound and production possible for this new effort.

Rodrigo “Atilio” Sánchez, drummer and leader of the band stated:

“Right now we are on a very good position with Crisalida, we are playing live very often, not only in our home country but in the neighbor countries as well, the fans knows us very well because of our past recordings and videos, and we have managed to built a very solid fan following. But despite all of that we really wanted for this new album to do something very, very special, and that’s why we hired Daniel Cardoso to do the job. We rented one of the most expensive studios here in South America and we filmed everything related to the recording and production process to, soon enough, release it as a documentary and beside all that we are also already working on two video clips.

We expect that this album to be our breaking point for CRISALIDA, we strongly believe on the songs we have recorded and that we have a powerful message, a message that beside the language barrier (yes, we are stubborn enough to continue singing in Spanish), we are fully decided that we are capable to conquer with our music”.

Being mixed and mastered at Ultrasound Studios (Lisbon, Portugal) by Daniel Cardoso, CRISALIDA’s new album will be released through a soon to be disclosed label, and will be the first one to be distributed in Europe and North American markets.

A teaser of the new album can be seen from the following link:

Video Clip for “Araucana”, the opening track of CRISALIDA’s previous album (Solar – 2012):



twingiantnews1Phoenix Arizona’s TWINGIANT are pleased to announce that they will release a cassette version of their new album Devil Down via Canada’s Medusa Crush Records.

While the album is still set to be released digitally on December 2nd, 2014, the cassette (And a self-released vinyl edition) will be released on February 7th, 2015.

You can hear the first single from Devil Down “Daisy Cutter“, here:

A teaser trailer for the album is also available on YouTube and can be heard here:

Twingiant Online:

Medusa Crush Recordings: