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ANTI-FLAG Release New Song In Wake Of Charlottesville Violence [Lyric Video]

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).

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Announce New Album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, Release New Video!

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: 
–CD
–180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive) 
–Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies) 
–Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies) 

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WHITECHAPEL’S ‘The Somatic Defilement’ Is Coming Out On Vinyl In September!

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: 


–Black Vinyl


–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) 

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Chris Clemence To Trent Reznor, Taylor Hawkins, and Bruce Springsteen, “Don’t Bitch, Do Something!”

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.

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I PREVAIL Announce Fall Headline Tour With Special Guests WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE WORD ALIVE, and ESCAPE THE FATE! 

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 RomansThe 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.

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GOJIRA Announce U.S. Headline Tour With Special Guests TORCHE & CODE ORANGE

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!

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reveals Cinematic New Music Video for “Whiteworm”

Pioneer of exotic guitar MARTY FRIEDMAN has released his scorching full-length opus, ‘Wall Of Sound’August 4th via Prosthetic Records. Recently, Marty began his U.S. headline tour with support from Houston’s top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI’s incendiary power trio, The Fine Constant. VIP packs are available HERE.
 

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US Black/Thrash Band AFFLIKTOR Announces New Single “Chaos Magick Totality” [Song Stream]

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.

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Exclusive Stream: ORISSA Release Title Track From ‘Resurrection’!

Progressive/cinematic rock project, Orissa, drops the title track from the upcoming album, ‘Resurrection’, due out November 3, 2017. Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA, Meytal Cohen, Adekain, September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Shadows Fall) the LP showcases, “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery.” (Codifiers) Mastermind behind the project, David Dodini, graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Orissa’s live band is a roster of NYC’s finest musicians from Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse Band, Stratospheerius, Book Of Mormon, Dyed In Grey, Haakons Fault, Emergence and Astronaut Down.
Orissa was created in 2010 by Dodini, a virtuoso singer, guitarist and bassist, who writes, arranges and performs all the parts on Orissa’s records. Born out the of desire to explore inner creative space and create a distinctive, cathartic, deeply personal and therapeutic art, Dodini abandoned the strictly classical background and delved into his own songwriting, fusing his classical training with his love for jazz, balkan and other ancient rhythmic traditions; these styles translated into Dodini’s immersion into metal and progressive music, as the genres carry numerous parallels. Orissa released its debut EP, Omens in 2012; on which Dodini played all the instruments and was backed by Dan Walsh (drums). Omens was mixed by Stacey O’Dell, (Killcode, Panzie, Awaken), and mastered by Chris Muth of Taloowa. Orissa launched two additional singles in 2013 as, The Musical Offering. They were mixed and mastered by Patrick Derivaz, (Jon Scofield, Jeff Buckley, Meshell Ndegeocello), and released to support a Kickstarter Campaign. In turn, the Kickstarter raised over $20K to fund the upcoming album, ‘Resurrection’, which features Dodini’s vocal and instrumental arrangements and performances as well as drummer Jason Gianni, (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse, Book Of Mormon). In 2016, Orissa brought the music from the studio to the stage when Dodini attracted the best musicians from NYC’s progressive, metal and rock communities.

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