BRING ME THE HORIZON Plays “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” In Full (First Time Since 2014) [Fan Footage]

On Wednesday, metalcore/rock giants Bring Me the Horizon performed the full “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” from ‘Suicide Season’  for the first since December 2014. The surprise took place at Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and replaced “Avalanche” in their setlist. The band has been playing it recently as a part of their “deathcore medley” along with other older songs for their longtime fans. That medley only included the beginning of the song and the first verse though. This time, the band is seen playing the entire song, and we have footage that you can check out below. Continue reading

VULVODYNIA Announces New Album ‘Mob Justice’ & Releases Title Track ”Mod Justice”!

After releasing their ground breaking album back in 2016 called ‘Psychosadistic Design’ Vulvodynia finally decided to get another one rolling and so far it is looking like the nastiest thing I have heard so far!

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Review: WHITECHAPEL – ‘The Valley’ [Album Review & Video Stream]

 

Since their inception in 2007, Whitechapel have embraced darkness unlike many other bands have been able to do, and their forthcoming seventh studio release, The Valley, is no different. Let’s set the record straight for a second, though. There aren’t many, “happy,” things about their music to start with, but when you start to dig deeper than the music and the lyrics, and begin to strike a personal connection with the stories they tell, you begin to feel like you’re one with the grim tales that they narrate in their music. For frontman Phil Bozeman, this is as personal of an album as ever, giving you an inside look at events that he went through as a child growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a new perspective on life and how his childhood traumas have molded him into the human being he is now. From his putrid relationship with his step father, to diving deep into analyzing his mother’s multiple personality syndromes, it is nothing short of a lyrical masterpiece that exceeds any and all expectations from a modern Deathcore band in today’s music scene. The Valley, based on true events by Whitechapel, is an overwhelming, emotional, and cut-throat look into the darkest side of a person’s mind.

The album begins with the opening track, When A Demon Defiles A Witch, a song that Bozeman wrote about his mother’s personal demon. A gruesome tale that properly sets the mood for the unrelenting and over the top musical onslaught that you will face when listening to this album. To make things perfectly clear, this song has nothing to do with his stepfather, but it is about a demon by the name of, “Mycar,” that used to haunt her in their home. Bozeman’s mother had journals that she kept writings in of all the things that she experienced with this being, and these journals actually contained lines and phrases that Bozeman would use as lyrics for the track in certain places, (“Burn the bed, burn everything, it’s a lie anyway.”) the original writings of the journal concur that she referred to herself as a witch, and talk about how the demon would sexually assault her in her bed. Continue reading

ALL THAT REMAINS & ATTILA Crush The Apollo In Belvidere [Review and Photo Gallery]

All That Remains

About a month and a half ago, one of the more off the wall tours I’ve seen this year was announced. All That Remains, Attila, Escape The Fate, and Sleep Signals announced a huge tour with 30 dates spanning across the United States. Each band brings something unique to the table for this tour. Sleep Signals brings their signature hard rock sound with strong hooks. Escape The Fate brings an intense mix of slamming post-hardcore, hard rock riffs, and a heavy alternation between screaming and clean vocals. Attila brings their well polished deathcore sound that launches crowds into a frenzy. It feels like a party the entire time these guys hit the stage. To close the show, All That Remains brings an eclectic blend of sounds as they have progressed over the years. They have those famous, shredding riffs from songs like “Six” and “Two Weeks” to calm, powerful ballads like “What If I Was Nothing”. As you can see, the bill is varied but still has something that connects each band at the same time. The tour gives you your fill of all areas of hard rock and makes for an explosive night of music. We were lucky enough to cover this show at The Apollo Theatre A.C. in Belvidere, IL on March 10, 2019. You check out our review of each band along with photos from each performance below.

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AVERSIONS CROWN Announce 2019 EU Tour With PSYCROPTIC, and More!

Another amazing tour coming your way. And this time from Aversions Crown & Psycroptic! They will be touring through Europe from the 1th of February till the 23th. But that’s not all. They are bringing a band that will slam your head off: Within Destruction! And if that wasn’t already enough for you to be getting that ticket Hollow World and Hadal Maw are also supporting!

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Fit For An Autopsy Announce UK & EU 2019 Tour!

Fit For An Autopsy are back with another great tour and this time it is with the great Justice For The Damned & Venom Prison. And to make it even better, it features the most gross act alive: Vulvodynia! They are covering many UK and EU countries so be sure to check this beautiful mess out!

Guitarist and death metal producer Will Putney had the following to say about the run

 “Excited to announce this Europe/UK headliner! Lots of cities we love with some excellent support bands in tow on this one. Come bang your head.”

Fit For An Autopsy 2019 UK & EU tour dates:

17.05 DE Karlsruhe – Weiße Rose
18.05 DE Leipzig – Naumanns
19.05 DE Berlin – Musik & Frieden
20.05 AT Vienna – Viper Room
21.05 DE Munich – Backstage
22.05 IT Milano – Circolo Svolta
23.05 CH Aarau – Kiff
24.05 DE Bochum – Matrix
25.05 DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
26.05 NL Den Bosch – Willem 2
27.05 BE Antwerp – Kavka
28.05 FR Paris – Gibus
29.05 UK Birmingham – Mama Roux
30.05 UK Bristol – Exchange
31.05 UK London – Underworld
01.06 UK Leeds – Key Club
02.06 UK Manchester – Rebellion

State Of The Art: Iowa’s JIM JONES [Track Stream]

*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state. This month’s state is Iowa.*

Named after the infamous cult leader who initiated the mass murder-suicide of hundreds of his followers during the Jonestown Massacre of 1978, Jim Jones is “a good old-fashioned metal band out of Waterloo, Iowa.” As the rest of their tagline reads, “We play loud, we play heavy. Drink the fucking Kool Aid!” For those familiar with the original Jim Jones, the Kool-Aid reference is just pure metal in its blatant callousness. Continue reading

WHITECHAPEL Guitarist Alludes To Completion of Seventh Album!

BIG NEWS for Whitechapel fans: the deathcore elites have finished the recordings for their upcoming seventh studio album. Guitarist Alex Wade posted a teaser of a song on the album on his instagram story over the weekend with the caption, “it’s done. #7” The Knoxville sextet are still riding out 2018 on a wave of massive tour dates and momentum in the celebration of their definitive album, “This Is Exile,” turning ten this year. Their closing tour dates on the year feature a month and half long run on the road with Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail, starting November 1st in Pittsburgh, PA at The Rex Theater and ending December 16th at their annual toy drive/Christmas show at The Mill And The Mine in their hometown Knoxville, TN. The album release date has yet to be announced, but, fans may expect to hear some new music in the early portions of 2019.

So without further ado, let’s get right into those dates!

Nov. 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater
Nov. 3 – Easton, Pa. @ One Centre Square
Nov. 4 – Providence, R.I. @ Fete Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Hartford, Ct. @ Webster Theater
Nov. 7 – Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
Nov. 8 – Huntington, W.V. @ V Club
Nov. 9 – Dayton, Ohio @ Oddbodys
Nov. 10 – Greenville, S.C. @ The Firmament
Nov. 12 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theater
Nov. 13 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Abbey
Nov. 16 – Toledo, Ohio @ Civic Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave II
Nov. 18 – Ft Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
Nov. 20 – St Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
Nov. 21 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Royal Grove
Nov. 23 – Wichita, Kan. @ Wave
Nov. 24 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Sunshine Studios
Nov. 25 – Ft Collins, Colo. @ Aggie Theater
Nov. 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
Nov. 28 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Pin
Nov. 29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market
Nov. 30 – Jerome, Idaho @ Diamondz Event Center
Dec. 1 – Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom
Dec. 2 – Bend, Ore. @ Domino Room
Dec. 4 – Chico, Calif. @ Senator Theater
Dec. 5 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
Dec. 6 – Bakersfield, Calif. @ Bryder’s
Dec. 7 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theater
Dec. 8 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
Dec. 9 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock
Dec. 12 – Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live
Dec. 13 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
Dec. 14 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Growler’s
Dec. 15 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Zydeco
Dec. 16 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine

Whitechapel:

Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Gabe Crisp – Bass
Navene Koperweis – Drums

LORNA SHORE Opens Up The Underworld With ”The Is Hell”!

Well isn’t this a complete game changer? First we get a major vocalist shift and now Cj is back to let us know why he is considered a legendary vocalist in the deathcore scene. So get right in for the latest updates and get ready to embrace a piece of hell!

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Review: CHELSEA GRIN – ‘Eternal Nightmare’ [Official Music Videos]

You would expect a band to be dead after their last original member (Alex) left and got replaced by another vocalist but Chelsea Grin overall and especially after the up and coming record ‘Eternal Nightmare’ is better than ever. Some may think they would be better off renaming the band since so much changed but I think that this album is truly a piece of Chelsea Grin!

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