The youth of America have been infected! As the stars of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, your Lords and Masters, GWAR , have destroyed and pillaged the country all summer long, as only they could. Warped Tour fans and fellow bands alike were molested, mutilated and left emotionally devastated by GWAR‘s performances from sea to shining sea. Continue reading
Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band straight out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is well known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments. Anti-Flag is also known also for their advocacy of progressive political action groups such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. Most recently, the band has declared solidarity with the global Occupy Together movement. The line-up includes Justin Sane (Singer/Guitarist), Pat Thetic (Drummer), who both founded the band and later members include Chris Head (Guitarist),and Chris Barker (Singer/Bassist).
With their 2015 debut, ‘Birth And The Burial’, metal band Act of Defiance delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, entitled ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, hitting retailers on September 29th via Metal Blade Records.
Today, you can watch a full performance video for the album’s intro track, “M.I.A.”, via Metal Blade HERE, with the video being done by Robert Graves (A Shadow Beyond Productions).
You can also pre-order the album now at the same link, in the following formats:
–180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive)
–Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
Primitive Race, the hard rock/industrial hybrid helmed by Chris Kniker with core members Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission UK/Peter Murphy) and Erie Loch (Wiccid, Luxt), release their sophomore album, ‘Soul Pretender’, on Nov. 3 via Metropolis Records. Continue reading
On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s ‘The Somatic Defilement’ for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
–Pale Violet-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–Dim Gray-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Cool Gray-Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
Chris Clemence, formerly of RapScallions and SCREAMING AT DEMONS will be releasing his second single from the debut of his solo career, “Revolution” which features rock legend DH Peligro of DEAD KENNEDYS on August 25th.
A portion of the proceeds of “Revolution” will benefit his charity The Clemence Foundation which funds initiatives in Education, Healthcare, and Equal Rights. The only way fans will be able to obtain the song is through Clemence’s campaign on Crowdpac, a political fundraising platform.
Photo Credit : Jeff Forney
Detroit, Michigan rockers I PREVAIL announce dates for their Fall headline tour Rage On The Stage. Featuring metalcore scene favorites We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate providing support for the trek, the North American tour kicks off on September 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes in Des Moines, IA on December 2nd.
French groove rockers GOJIRA seem to love the U.S. and aren’t leaving anytime soon. Already on a hike with METALLICA‘s WorldWired Tour, the band have recently released another leg of tour dates. But this time, they are on the driving seat as they set to embark on a headlining U.S. Tour with support from sunny Florida act TORCHE and CODE ORANGE, American hardcore unit from Pennsylvania. The tour is all set to take off on a high note on October 2nd at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH before putting the brakes on in Sacramento, CA on 21st October. Artist presale tickets for the new headline dates will be available today at 2:00 PM local time, followed by a Spotify pre-sale on Wednesday, August 9th at 10:00 AM eastern time and finally a venue / promoter pre-sale which begins Thursday, August 10th at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets for all dates will go on Friday August 11th at 10:00 AM local time. For more info regarding the same, visit HERE!
Underground metalheads are in for a treat as guitar virtuoso Toby Knapp, who previously was an ex-GODLESS RISING member, and also is in WAXEN, WHERE EVIL FOLLOWS, is back with his new solo band AFFLIKTOR. Playing a sacrilegous and dirty breed of black and thrash metal. Toby Knapp has been a reckoning force in the underground since the 90s, working in many bands and delivering genre crossing and boundary shattering metal albums. Be it progressive metal, classic metal, black or death or just pure thrash, you name it, it’s already there. The self titled debut AFFLIKTOR record is slated for its release in October 20, 2017 through Indian label Transcending Obscurity, which is one of the best underground metal record labels out there. Check them out, you won’t disappointed.