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Citizen Add You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise & True Love to Fall Tour

85122e1e-9537-4e47-adc4-9e301041d0baYou Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise & True Love to Join Citizen on Fall North America Headline Tour

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Citizen announced today that You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise and True Love will be joining them on their first North American headlining tour this fall. Tickets for all of the shows are currently on sale (all tour dates below).

Citizen’s rise through the underground punk scene has been equal parts rapid and stealthy. Since the release of their debut full-length Youth on Run For Cover Records last June, the Michigan quintet has quietly amassed an enormous following,with their videos for “The Summer” and “How Does It Feel” collectively accumulating over a half-million views, sold-out tours, and socials that top over 100k fans. It seems as an appropriate time as any for Citizen to embark on their first North American headlining tour.

Watch the video for “How Does It Feel”

Youth was recorded by Will Yip (La Dispute, Title Fight, Braid, Pity Sex) at Studio 4 and debuted at #171 on the Billboard Top 200 and #9 on Heatseekers. Since forming as midwestern high-schoolers in 2009, Citizen has continually demonstrated that they are one of the most promising young bands in the alternative rock underground today.

You Blew It! first caught everyone’s attention earlier this year with the release of their sophomore full-length Keep Doing What You’re Doing via Topshelf Records. After a series of successful tours across the globe with bands such as The Front Bottoms, Say Anything, and Modern Baseball, the band recently released an EP of Weezer covers, titled You Blue It via Topshelf Records.

Hostage Calm just announced the release of their latest full-length, Die On Stage, out September 16th via Run For Cover Records. The political pop punk band has made a reputation for their catchy hooks and impassioned personal views. Their recent video for the new track “Your Head/Your Heart” premiered on the AV Club last week.

Tour Dates:
09/06 – Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
09/12 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom#
09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall*
09/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*
09/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed*
09/18 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro*
09/19 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
09/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
09/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Hall*
09/23 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Half House*
09/25 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall*
09/26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo%
09/27 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge^
09/28 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth^
09/29 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problems^
09/30 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda^
10/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly^
10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade^
10/03 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club^
10/04 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry^
10/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^
10/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft^
10/08 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes^
10/09 – Long Island, NY @ Revolution Music Hall^
10/10 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall^
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church^
10/12 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^
10/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room^
10/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop^

# = w/ The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise
* = w/ You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise
^ = w/ You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, True Love
% = w/ You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise, True Love

http://citizentheband.net
http://youblewitfl.com
http://hostagecalm.net
http://runforcoverrecords.com

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ORACULUM (Chile) set release date for INVICTUS debut

oraculum1Today, INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS announces October 27th as the international release date for ORACULUM’s debut EP, Sorcery of the Damned.

Despite being newcomers, this Chilean power-trio have their sound nailed down, HARD: pulsing, doom-dredging Metal of Death that’s red-eyed and composed in equal measures, manic and maniacal and yet exuding the confidence of veterans.

sorceryof1ORACULUM state that their influences are Bolt Thrower, Morgoth, Order From Chaos, Sadistik Exekution, Poison (Germany), and their native heroes Pentagram, and while residual traces of each can be heard across the four bruised ‘n’ battering tracks on Sorcery of the Damned, the manner in which they splice and dice this deathly DNA is theirs alone. Above all, the band’s grasp of songcraft suggests the start of something monumental, each one moving memorably with depth and dynamics.

Sorcery of the Damned is truly bewitching… Tracklisting is as follows:

Tracklisting for ORACULUM’s Sorcery of the Damned
1. The Vessel of Orichalcum
2. Primeval Flame
3. Passage I
4. Endarkenment

MORE INFO:
www.facebook.com/oraculum.chile
www.invictusproductions.net
www.facebook.com/invictusproductions

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CAPSIZE TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ‘THE ANGST IN MY VEINS’ SEPTEMBER 30 ON EQUAL VISION RECORDS

Capsize_Angst-webON THE COMMON VISION TOUR NOW WITH HUNDREDTH, COUNTERPARTS, BEING AS AN OCEAN AND MORE

JUL 29 – San Diego, CA’s Capsize will release their debut full-length album, The Angst In My Veins, on September 30 via Equal Vision Records.

The album was recorded with producer Jay Maas (Bane, Defeater) at Getaway Recordings in Haverhill, MA.

Carrying an unimaginable amount of raw emotional weight, The Angst In My Veins shares an intense display of depression, honesty, anger, contemplation and reflection. The band’s no-holds-barred approach to lyrics is musically matched through a mix of dark, dirty riffs and atmospheric interludes driven forward with quick, crisp drumming.

A flawless push and pull of dynamic delays and cascades of sound further contribute to an ongoing sense of urgency, dread, and anticipation throughout the album while lyrically maintaining a beautifully artistic intertwining of pain and fear. The Angst In My Veins reveals a depth of honesty, heartbreak and devastation that is rarely talked about – and impossible to ignore.

The melodic hardcore outfit is currently touring North America on the Common Vision Tour, with Hundredth, Counterparts, Handguns, Being As An Ocean and My Iron Lung. This Fall, Capsize will head to Europe on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour with Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

With the band’s recent announcement of signing to Equal Vision Records, they also premiered a music video for their latest song “I’ll Take The Blame”. The video, which was directed by Tyler Ross (of Being As An Ocean), can be seen now on YouTube.com/equalvision.

The track comes from I’ve Been Tearing Myself Apart, a two-song release from Capsize, which is out now through digital retailers and as a 7” vinyl, in four color variants.

Preorders for The Angst In My Veins – including vinyl options – are expected to launch on August 19 with additional details to be announced through the band in the coming weeks.

TRACKLISTING:
The Angst In My Veins

1. Linger
2. Pale
3. The Angst In My Veins ft. Jay Maas (of Defeater)
4. Calming, Crippling
5. Endless Emptiness
6. Tension ft. Andreas Malm (of No Omega)
7. Complacent
8. Numb
9. This Song Made Me Think of You
10. Spent

TOUR DATES
Common Vision Tour:
Capsize w/Hundredth, Counterparts, Handguns, Being As An Ocean and My Iron Lung

Jul 29 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
Jul 30 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Jul 31 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
Aug 01 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Aug 02 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Aug 03 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
Aug 04 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Aug 06 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Aug 07 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Aug 08 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Aug 09 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Murray Theater
Aug 11 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Opera House
Aug 12 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Aug 13 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
Aug 14 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Aug 15 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

*Being as An Ocean w/Capsize and My Iron Lung only

Never Say Die Tour: Capsize w/Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid and more
Oct 31 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Nov 01 Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
Nov 02 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Nov 03 Dublin, IE @ The Village
Nov 04 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Nov 05 London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington
Nov 06 Eindhoven, HL @ Effenaar
Nov 07 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
Nov 08 Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Nov 09 Oslo, NO @ Betong
Nov 11 Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi
Nov 13 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
Nov 14 Berlin, DE @ Astra
Nov 15 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
Nov 16 Wien, AT @ Arena
Nov 17 Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Nov 18 München, DE @ Backstage Werk
Nov 19 Bologna, IT @ Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Pratteln, CH @ Z7
Nov 21 Lyon, FR @ CCO
Nov 22 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
Nov 23 Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov 24 Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Nov 25 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Nov 26 Esch, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov 27 Antwerp, BE @ Trix Zaal
Nov 28 Dresden, DE @ Reithalle
Nov 29 Köln, DE @ Essigfabrik

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Alesana Cancel Tour Dates in Finland, Russia and the Ukraine

alesacancel1US TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER W/ MEGOSH, THE FUNERAL POR-TRAIT, AND THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

(Raleigh, NC) – North Carolina pop-metal icons Alesana have made the decision to cancel their tour dates in Finland, Russia and the Ukraine. Below is an official statement from the band’s guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke.

“To all of our fans in Finland, Russia, and Ukraine:

We are sad but we must regretfully announce the postponement of our trip overseas to play for our fans in Finland, Russia, and Ukraine. Politically, things have been tense in some of those regions and in light of the tragedy of Flight MH17 the members of Alesana, along with our families and loved ones, have decided it is in our best interest to postpone the dates until travel proves to be less inhibitive of our safety. We love our fans and cannot wait to play for each and every one of you, but circumstances have forced us to consider our well-being and the peace of mind of our families. We hope to see you very soon!”

Alesana will still be touring the US this summer on the “Chaos Is A Ladder” tour featuring their Revival Recordings label-mates Megosh. The tour begins on 9/12 and The Funeral Portrait and The Things They Carried will be joining on 9/19. Full dates and links to purchase tickets are listed below.

9/12 Austin, TX-Dirty Dog
http://www.ticketfly.com/ event/644237

9/13 Tyler, TX- Crossroads Music
http://prekindle.com/promo/id/ 23543011510726068

9/14 Dallas, TX-Trees
TICKET LINK COMING SOON!

9/15 Houston, TX-Warehouse Live
https://warehouselive. frontgatetickets.com/event/ r1fju9gn3vqtu6yh

9/19 Atlanta, GA-Masquerade
http://www. ticketmaster.com/alesana-with- megosh-the-funeral-portrain- atlanta-georgia-09-19-2014/ event/0E004CF1D581D59D? artistid=1094704&majorcatid= 10001&minorcatid=1&tm_link= artist_msg-0_0E004CF1D581D59D

9/20 Ybor City, FL-Orpheum
http://www. ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/ index/606489

9/21 Orlando, FL-Backbooth
http://www. ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/ index/606487

9/22 Jacksonville, FL-1904
http://www.ticketfly. com/purchase/mobile/index/ 606491

9/23 Greensboro, NC-Green Street Club
https://www.etix.com/ ticket/online/ performanceSearch.jsp? performance_id=1833327

9/24 Raleigh, NC-Southland
http://www.etix. com/ticket/online/ performanceSearch.jsp? performance_id=1833328

9/25 Springfield, VA-Empire
http://www.ticketfly.com/ purchase/event/629217

9/26 Providence, RI-Simons 677
TICKET LINK COMING SOON!

9/27 New York, NY-Webster Hall
http://tktwb.tw/1qCVXtx

ts3b_chaostourdatesadmat_1ABOUT ALESANA:
Positive Mental Attitude. This is the mantra that is not only a driving force for Raleigh, North Carolina based Alesana, but also a way of life. Celebrating ten years as a band, the pop-metal sextet is always in high spirits and accustomed to playing their hearts out every night when on the road. Countless US tours, several trips around the world, and six major releases later, Alesana is living proof that hard work and dedication dreams can go a long, long way.

Newly inked to Raleigh based Revival Recordings, the band is slated to release the conclusion to their Annabel trilogy in the fall of 2014. The yet-to-named album will be produced by Alesana’s own Shawn Milke and engineered by Neil Engle at Adelaide Recording Studios in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Released in December of 2013, the stand-alone single Fatima Rusalka progressed the band’s conceptual trilogy and served as a bridge to their forthcoming full length release, the final piece of a three-part story. The song does what can only be expected of the storytelling rock machine which is to draw from past influences while incorporating new possibilities, dynamics, and sonic exploration.

Having spent time on Tragic Hero Records, Fearless Records, and Epitaph Records, Alesana’s entire catalogue of Try This With Your Eyes Closed, On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, Where Myth Fades To Legend, The Emptiness, and A Place Where The Sun Is Silent has charted on the Billboard Top 200.

Alesana’s latest release The Decade EP is now available on iTunes via Artery Recordings.

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BLACK CROWN INITIATE ANNOUNCE NEW LP

bcinnews1THE WRECKAGE OF STARS AVAILABLE 9/30/14

SUMMER SLAUGHTER CANADIAN DATES START SOON!

(New York, NY) – PA metal natives BLACK CROWN INITIATE have announced their debut LP titled The Wreckage Of Stars, due out September 30, 2014 via eOne Music. The band signed their brand new label deal earlier this summer and have since been hitting the road hard with acts like SEPTIC FLESH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The band will be participating on the all new SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR: THE CANADA CLUB TOUR 2014 with THE FACELESS. Click here for all dates.

bcinews1_1With the band playing their first show less than a year ago, things are moving fast for Black Crown Initiate. “We started this band with absolutely no clue how far it would take us,” says guitarist Andy Thomas. “It has been an amazing time, as of today, we can honestly say that we are starting a new chapter in our careers; one that will afford us opportunities that we never imagined. We are absolutely honored to be part of the eOne family.”

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP. The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crippled Bull EP they released last year. The band managed to get the attention and more than a few nods in the press, most notably landing on the “Albums That Will #$@&%*! Your Face Off in 2014” list released by Metal Sucks throughout the year. They touted the EP as a “rare beast that’ll both catch your ear on first listen and keep getting better and better each time.”

LISTEN TO SONG OF THE CRIPPLED BULL HERE

BLACK CROWN INITIATE is: James Dorton – Vocals | Rik Stelzpflug – Guitar and Vocals | Andy Thomas – Guitar and Vocals | Nick Shaw – Bass | Jesse Beahler – Drums

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MACHINE HEAD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FOR THE FALL!

machinetour1Bay Area Metal Titans, MACHINE HEAD, continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of their 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, due out this fall.

With a devastating line-up that features support from Finnish heavy metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM, Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, and American melodic death/thrash openers BATTLECROSS, this epic trek launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st.

machinetour1_2MACHINE HEAD frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn checks in about the touring line-up and the upcoming shows:

MACHINE HEAD raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s ‘Locust’ tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD! This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in CHILDREN OF BODOM, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in BATTLECROSS, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. EPICA’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!”

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho adds: “We’ve rolled with MACHINE HEAD quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick ass shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non-stop tour cycle for Halo Of Blood!“

“With this killer line-up, this tour is bound to be a great success,” states EPICA vocalist Simone Simons. “We will bring EPICA to a whole new level and I can’t wait to play the new songs along with the old material overseas.” EPICA guitarist, songwriter, and founding member Mark Jansen shares: “MACHINE HEAD and CHILDREN OF BODOM are bands I listened to as teenager, so it’s really amazing to be on this tour with EPICA.”

BATTLECROSS guitarist Tony Asta contributes the following: “What an honor to be asked to join a tour in support of MACHINE HEAD’s first album release on their new label! We’re really excited to reunite with Robb and the guys, as well as CHILDREN OF BODOM – both legendary bands and friends from last summer’s Mayhem Fest. And we’ll get to see what EPICA is all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head. We can’t wait to bring it brutal throughout the USA and Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast. See you in the pit!”

All tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST.

Confirmed tour dates for MACHINE HEAD, COB, EPICA, and BATTLECROSS include:
10/04/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/06/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/07/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/09/14 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/10/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/11/14 TBA
10/12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/14/14 Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
10/15/14 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/16/14 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/17/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/18/14 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/20/14 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/21/14 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/22/14 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/24/14 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians
10/26/14 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/28/14 Vancouver, B.C – The Vogue – Vancouver, B.C.
10/29/14 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/31/14 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/01/14 Hollywood, CA – Palladium

After their work at Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland California, MACHINE HEAD are completing work on their eighth full-length studio album at Trident Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Catch up on MACHINE HEAD’s time in the studio via the video blogs hosted on the band’s official YouTube channel:
MH Production Vlog #1 (demos): http://youtu.be/Hq74Yu-8fq0
MH Production Vlog #2 (drums): http://youtu.be/0SpQJRnOSOk
MH Production Vlog #3 (guitars): http://youtu.be/C3cSePmUAwA?list=UU5mX9jQdmMRzCLfOJmeyhsg
MH Production Vlog #4 (bass): http://youtu.be/Zql7AKMb6OI?list=UU5mX9jQdmMRzCLfOJmeyhsg

Visit MACHINE HEAD online at: www.MACHINEHEAD1.com.
Like: www.facebook.com/MACHINEHEAD
Follow: twitter.com/MFNH
Watch: www.youtube.com/MACHINEHEAD

Visit CHILDREN OF BODOM online at: http://COBHC.com.
Like: www.facebook.com/CHILDRENOFBODOM
Follow: Twitter.com/COBHC
Watch: YouTube.com/COBOFFICIAL

Visit EPICA online at: www.EPICA.nl.
Like: www.facebook.com/EPICA
Follow: Twitter.com/EPICA
Watch: www.YouTube.com/EPICA

Visit BATTLECROSS online at: www.BATTLECROSSMETAL.com.
Like: www.facebook.com/BATTLECROSSMETAL
Follow: twitter.com/BATTLECROSS
Watch: www.youtube.com/BATTLECROSSMI

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NO BRAGGING RIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE CONCRETE FLOWER

conflow1AVAILABLE SEPT 23RD ON PURE NOISE RECORDS

SUPPORTING SENSES FAIL LET IT ENFOLD YOU 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR THIS FALL

No Bragging Rights has announced they will release a new full length record titled The Concrete Flower September 23rd on Pure Noise Records. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) with pre-order details coming soon. No Bragging Rights will also be supporting Senses Fail on their Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour this fall. A full track listing and all tour dates can be seen below.

Mike Perez, vocalist of No Bragging Rights, had the following to say about their new record:

The Concrete Flower is us at our best. We found our identity in Cycles, which made it fun to tastefully experiment and push that sound even further. I take a lot of pride in the lyrics I wrote and the subject matter is something we feel very strongly about. We’re really happy to be sharing these songs and their messages.”

No Bragging Rights, a melodic hardcore band from Riverside, CA, was the first band to ever be signed to Pure Noise Records in 2009 and has now returned to the label to release The Concrete Flower. Since their start, No Bragging Rights have released several EPs and full lengths, including their latest critically acclaimed record Cycles and have toured the country with bands such as Every Time I Die, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out and more.

The Concrete Flower Track Listing:
1. Strength Through Struggle
2. The Concrete Flower
3. Outdated
4. Right Minded
5. Bottoms Up
6. Fallen Masters
7. Attention
8. Brave Hearts
9. Downhearted
10. Damage / Recover

No Bragging Rights Tour Dates:
9/03 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
9/04 – Troubadour – Hollywood, CA
9/05 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
9/06 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/07 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/09 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
9/10 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
9/11 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
9/13 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
9/14 – Mr Smalls Theatre – Milvale, PA
9/16 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
9/17 – Marlin Room in Webster Hall – New York, NY
9/18 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
9/19 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/20 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
9/21 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/23 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
9/24 – Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
9/25 – The Social – Orlando, FL
9/27 – Walter’s – Houston, TX
9/28 – Index Fest – Dallas, TX
9/29 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/1 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
10/2 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
10/3 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/5 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

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ASTRAL DOMINE – ‘HOLY KNIGHTS’ VIDEO RELEASED

AstralDomine2Power metallers Astral Domine have released a video for the song ‘Holy Knights’, taken from their debut album ‘Arcanum Gloriae‘.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-my3w803ksA

Founded in 2011 by music composer and lyricist Luca Gagnoni with the intent of creating epic, powerful music with a peaceful message, Astral Domine’s debut album ‘Arcanum Gloriae’ is available now on Bakerteam Records. Produced by the band themselves, with mixing and mastering duties held by Andrea De Paoli (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) at Multimedia Sound Studio, ‘Arcanum Gloriae’ features special guest appearances by renowned singers Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine, Hollow Haze) on the song ‘Where Heroes Die’ and Giuseppe “Ciape” Cialone (Rosae Crucis) on the song ‘Falsi Dei’. Inspired by fantasy themes and landscapes, Astral Domine’s music is perfectly depicted by the evocative album artwork, which recalls the epic scenery of the Game Of Thrones series.

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Volumes “No Sleep” Lands at #40 on Billboard Top 200

volumes2014Los Angeles groove metal act VOLUMES scored their highest Billboard chart debut yet this week, landing at #40 on the Top 200 with their Mediaskare Records sophomore LP, ‘No Sleep‘.

No Sleep‘ also debuted at #12 on the Rock albums chart, #5 on Top Hard Music Albums chart and #30 on Overall Digital Albums chart.

The long-awaited follow-up to VOLUMES’ 2011 debut LP “Via
was produced by guitarist Diego Farias and Misha Mansoor of Periphery with Diego handling the mixing and Zack Ohren (Chelsea Grin, All Shall Perish) the mastering.

The band wraps up their summer long run on Vans Warped Tour next week and will then serve as direct support on Crown The Empire’s headline tour fall along with openers SECRETS, Ice Nine Kills and The Family Ruin.

Vans Warped Tour
Jul 25 2014 Vans Warped Tour St Petersburg, FL
Jul 26 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 27 2014 Vans Warped Tour Orlando, FL
Jul 28 Vans Warped Tour Charlotte, NC
Jul 29 2014 Vans Warped Tour Nashville, TN
Jul 30 2014 Vans Warped Tour Milwaukee, WI
Jul 31 Sandstone Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 02 Utah State Fairpark Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 03 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO

w/ Crown The Empire, SECRETS, Ice Nine Kills and The Family Ruin
Aug 30 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Aug 31 The Whiskey Hollywood, CA
Sep 02 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 03 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 05 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE
Sep 06 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
Sep 07 Center Stage Kokomo, IN
Sep 09 The Stache Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 10 Frankies Toledo, OH
Sep 11 The B.T. Center Erie, PA
Sep 12 The Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
Sep 13 Revolution Bar and Music Hall Amityville, NY
Sep 14 Heirloom Arts Theatre Danbury, CT
Sep 16 GAMECHANGERWORLD Howell, NJ
Sep 17 Southland Ballroom Raleigh, NC
Sep 18 Coda Covington, KY
Sep 19 The Vernon Club Louisville, KY
Sep 20 Zydeco Birmingham, AL

No Sleep Track Listing:
1. The Mixture
2. 91367
3. Erased
4. Better Half
5. Across The Bed
6. Pistol Play
7. Vahle
8. Neon Eyes
9. Peace Of Mind
10. Up All Night

VOLUMES is:
Michael Barr- vocals
Gus Farias- vocals
Diego Farias- guitar
Raad Soudani-bass
Nick Ursich-drums

volumes_no_sleep_cover_art2About VOLUMES:
Rhythmic, Groove, Technical, Brutal, Captivating, Face Melting, are all adjectives that do not even come close to touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the sound, image and movement exploding right now out of Southern California. The source of this decibel shattering, mind-numbing, captivating phenomenon? Los Angeles metal outfit, VOLUMES.

VOLUMES are a collection of five young musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal. VOLUMES eclectic tastes blend together to forge a creative bond between several types of genres that are worlds apart. The combination of their efforts results in fusions between intricate patterns, melodies, and progressive.. yet-not-to-be-overlooked-aggressive, straight to the point, metal. This particular blend of musical styles strives to find a balance between chaos and tranquility. Standing out in their genre is the fact that VOLUMES have two lead-vocalists (Michael Barr and Gus Farias) who utilize their different ranges to create a layered, charismatic volatile sound which leave all listeners begging for more.

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Nihilo announce split album

nihilonews1Swiss death metal powerhouse Nihilo are happy to announce that they will be part of a six-way split CD. Titled Six Methods to Kill, the split will be released through Skinforge Records and the Painfucktory. Other bands on the split will be Human Prey, Nuclear Salvation, Beyond Mortal Dreams, Burial Shroud, and Grotesquary.

More details will be released soon.

In further news, Nihilo are also pleased to announce two upcoming live shows in Switzerland. One show will see the band playing with Mitochondrion, Ritual Necromancy and Auroch and the other will have the band playing with Arsis.

More information can be found here.

NIHILO LIVE DATES
9/13/2014 Coq d’Or-Olten, Switzerland (With Mitochondrion / Ritual Necromancy / Auroch)

10/17/2014 Kulturfabrik Kufa-Lyss, Switzerland (With Arsis)

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