The Black Dahlia Murder's sixth full-length album, "Everblack", will be released worldwide in June 2013. The album artwork for "Everblack" was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller, recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass), mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams and mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside.
Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on "Everblack", beginning with 'In Hell is Where She Waits for Me', a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts: "The opening track is the first actual song we've done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans, they've been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short's rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance, just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation, it's all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band's legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear."
The debut single, 'Into the Everblack', is streaming now on metalblade.com/bdm.
Also available at metalblade.com/bdm are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab 'Everblack' on a triple gatefold double LP with purple / white marbled vinyl, along with "crime scene bundles." An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now. These bundles are extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly.
'Everblack' will be released on June 10th in the UK.
Finnish Metal veterans Children of Bodom have announced their welcomed return back to the UK for a full headline tour this October.
The quintet will play seven shows around the UK and Ireland as part of the ‘Halo Of Blood Over Europe’ Tour, starting in Bournemouth on 7th October and ending at the prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 15th October. One of Finland's biggest musical exports, Children Of Bodom are firing up to release their 8th studio album ‘Halo Of Blood’, their first since returning to their original label home Nuclear Blast.
Children Of Bodom + special guests TBC
Mon 07.10.2013 Bournemouth Academy
Tue 08.10.2013 Bristol Academy
Thu 10.10.2013 Dublin Vicar Street
Sat 12.10.2013 Sheffield Academy
Sun 13.10.2013 Newcastle Academy
Mon 14.10.2013 Manchester Academy
Tue 15.10.2013 London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tickets go on sale April 15th and ‘Halo Of Blood’ is released via Nuclear Blast on 10th June
They've done it again, Dartford's very own Trance Metal ensemble Silent Descent have released their third music video to date, their first ever music video was 'Duplicity' which was taken from the album of the same name, this was predominantly featuring the old line-up, as musicians come and gone it was prime time for the Kent mob to deliver another album, it was in the majestic form of 'Mind Games' that cemented the band as one of the most exciting modern metal bands to explode nationwide, released through the now defunct Rising Records, 'Mind Games' was to become a popular release in the metal community, one that landed them playing alongside Japanese cyber metal sensations Blood Stained Child and evidently the return to Download Festival. As the band's second music video coalesced into becoming 'Psychotic Euphoric' it was clear that they meant business, the sound had matured and the saddening departure of Kipster, the bands DJ and hard trance powerhouse, so what a fitting way to show that Silent Descent are expanding and clearly are 'Breaking The Space'
Ed: Looks like BDSM made an impact in the metal music world
L-R : Mathieu St-Amour (guitar) | Rich O’Neil (drums) | Renaud Jobin (vocals) | Payam Doryani (bass) | Dimitri Gervais (guitar)
Ontario's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to release their full length album 'Tides of War' which is out now.
"It's finally here; it's with great pleasure that we present our first full length album to the world, "Tides of War"' is now unleashed and you should be warned, this beast is without mercy!" comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.
Produced by award winning producer / engineer / mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
The metallers have released two singles off the album 'Unbound' featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther and a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track, both can be heard and purchased with the album at the following locations on bandcamp and iTunes. The band will also be premiering their new music video for the title track on Jan 30th on BlankTV.
Track Listing - Tides of War
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War [Free Download - http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war]
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods
Music Video Teaser - 'Tides of War' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rISd4WyksMc)
In additional news, COTG will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on Feb 9th with the province of Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulnatics (Montreal),
Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville) along with a show date in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th with Burning The Oppressor and La Corriveau (Quebec City).
Feb 9, 2013 – Drummondville Metalfest V @ Salle Gaston Mandeville – Drummondville, QC – w/ Cryptopsy, Ghoulunatics, Bookakee, 101 Proof, Trollheims, Odium, L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine - Show Details
Feb 16, 2013 - Montreal, QC - L'Hemisphere Gauche - w/ Burning The Oppressor, La Corriveau - Show Details
“Fans of modern thrash, who like it furious, biting and yet melodic check Chariots of The Gods.” – Lords of Metal
“There’s a lot on ‘Tides of War’ to pique the interest of either thrash or melodic death metal fans, and the non-stop galloping guitar sound is an impressive display of what the underground can achieve.” – MetalUnderground.com
“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS are showing plenty of promise to be able to be one of Canada’s next big things out there” – Metal Observer
“An incredibly professional production is at hand: drums are clear; vocals are on the perfect level with the instruments; even the soft and quiet moments are balanced just right so as to create bits of atmosphere against the heaviness. There is a pure love of metal evident in this debut and the production lets all the power, aggression, and passion through to the listener…the band confidently establishes their intention: a charge of solid and unyielding melodeath garnished with impeccable interludes, solos, and leads.” – MetalStorm
“Splendid stuff from a young Canadian troupe that would appear to have all the tricks… I love their coruscating mix of Maidenesque harmonies (have a listen to the awesome Blind Assassin and tell me you ain’t impressed)” – MetalAsFuck
”I’m honored to be a part of this project” – Glen Robinson (producer)
”It’s pretty good!” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
”In my opinion, Chariots of the Gods is THE melodic thrash metal revelation in Canada this year” – Musique d’une Nation
”A band to admire [...] amazing collaboration of Heavy Metal and Death Metal [...] no less than perfect” – Metal Temple
”An excellent band who knows what they are doing [...] Listen to them and you’ll discover something great” – Dave Lemire (Concert promoter)
”I am stoked to discover new talent from Ottawa [...] Chariots of the Gods is an eruption waiting to happen” -The Ottawa Epitaph
Canadian power metal band Blackguard are proud to announce their return to Europe, supporting Kamelot on their upcoming European tour beginning November 2nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Vocalist Paul Zinay comments “We had a blast conquering North America with Kamelot and now it's time to conquer some new territories. We are very honored that we were asked to join them on this tour and we'd like to give our deepest thanks and gratitude to Thomas and all of the Kamelot crew for extending us this invitation. This will be the last tour supporting our latest album 'Firefight' and we can't imagine ending on a higher note than this.”
The band is currently in the studio completing their forthcoming album 'Storm', out Spring 2013. They will begin a month long headlining tour starting October 7th in New York City and then join Epica on tour starting October 23rd. Watch their most recent video “Firefight” here.
Headlining Tour Dates:
10/07- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
10/08- Dayton, OH @ Spitfire
10/09- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
10/10- West Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/11- Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
10/12- Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
10/13- Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
10/16- Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/17- Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
10/18- Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
10/19- Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
10/20- Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
10/23- Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
10/25- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
10/26- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/27- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/29- Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
10/30- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/02- Eindhoven, NL @ De Effenaar
11/03- Pratteln, SW @ Z7
11/04- Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
11/05- Stuttgart, DE @ LKA/ Longhorn
11/06- Antwerpen, BE @ Trix
11/07- London, UK @ HMV Forum
11/09- Barakaldo, ES @ Rock Star Live
11/10- Madrid, ES @ Sala Arena
11/11- Bareclona, ES @ Razmatazz 2
11/13- Bologna, IT @ Estragon
11/14- Wien, AT @ Scene
11/16- Berlin, DE @ C-Club
11/17- Geiselwind, DE @ Music Hall
11/18- Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
11/20- Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
11/21- Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Musikkens Hus
11/22- Stockholm, SE @ Gota Kallare
11/23- Gothenburg, SE @ Tradgarn
11/24- Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
It is with heavy hearts that we have learnt news that the beloved Kipster has chose to depart Silent Descent after four years active duties playing DJ/Samples in the band who hail from Dartford, Kent and play an eclectic mix of European style Melodic Death Metal with upbeat trance music.
According to Silent Descent:
"The Kip man will still be writing with us on the next album and we may even see him performing at the odd show, but for now it's goodbye. This Thursday at Leo's Red Lion will be Chippies last show, so please make the effort and come give him an awesome send off!"
"We're not actively looking to replace Kips, but if you think you've what it takes as a trance, dubstep, synth heavy producer, then please give us a message".
Kipster gave his services on the band's critically-acclaimed debut album 'Duplicity' which earned them rave reviews even from Metal Hammer who lauded them as 'The Trance Metal juggernaut the world has been waiting for'.
He recently recorded on the band's sophomore album 'Mind Games' and this album received good reviews too.
After a string of countless Download Festival appearances and tours / gigs with bands such as Mask Of Virtue, The Dead Lay Waiting, Blood Stain Child and naturally his last ever gig at the Leo's RED Roar in Gravesend, Kent this upcoming Thursday.
All at Global Metal Apocalypse wish him a bright and prosperous future and we will endeavour to keep up with both Silent Descent and Kipster's own project.
Victory Records have announced the release of a guitar / bass demonstration video for God Forbid's “Overcome” off their new album, 'Equilibirum'. The video features:
Doc Coyle- Guitarist / vocalist (Top)
Matt Wicklund – Lead Guitar (Bottom)
John Outcalt- Bass (Right).
The band will be taking the USA by storm on TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Battlecross and label mates EMMURE. They are not newbie’s when it comes to major summer tours. They have been creating new wave American Heavy Metal with pummeling breakdowns and clean melodies, for almost 16 years. GOD FORBID is constantly raising the bar and as a result they have joined many other elite bands at Ozzfest in 2004 and Mayhem Festival in 2009. They are one of the groups leading the way in the New Wave American Heavy Metal era.
Watch the demonstration video here
7/06 –Springfield, VA @ Empire *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/07 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/08- Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s **God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/10- Fayetteville, AR @ Stone Pony **God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/12 –Wichita, KS @ The Scenery *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/13 –Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
7/15 –Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
7/16 –Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
7/17 –Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
7/18 –St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
7/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/20 –Joliet, IL @ Mojoes *God Forbid &Battlecross Only
7/21 –Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
7/22 –Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
7/24 –Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheatre
7/25 –Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
7/27 –San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/28 –Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
7/30 –Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/31 –Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
8/01 –Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music
8/03- Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
8/04 –Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Arena
08/05- Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
8/07- Syracuse, NY @ Oswego Speedway
8/08 –Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
8/09 –S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
8/10 – Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
8/11 –Montreal, QC @Parc Jean Drapeau Festival * Heavy Metal Fest w/ God Forbid
8/12 –Montreal, QC @Parc Jean Drapeau Festival * Heavy Metal Fest w/ Emmure
8/14 –Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/15 –Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
8/17 –Worchester, MA @ DCU Center
8/18 –Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
8/19 –Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
8/21 –Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown
8/22- Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/24 –Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
8/25 –Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 –Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
8/28- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/31 –Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse *God Forbid &Battlecross Only
9/01 –Memphis, TN @ Newby’s *God Forbid & Battlecross Only
"Well kids, enough with all the secrets… it's about time we in The Black Dahlia Murder clue you fans in and tell all about our recent hush hush bassist situation… I'm sure some of you who have seen us on tour in the last months have grown curious as to who this mystery man bass extraordinaire could be and have wondered what long time bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams could be up to. After months of tip-toeing around it, we've decided to break the silence and let you guys know the truth.
After six long, grueling years of relentless back-to-back touring, Ryan Williams has decided to step down from his full time position in The Black Dahlia Murder to pursue a career in recording (please stop and check out his new gig here: http://www.facebook.com/Augmented.Audio). Although the remaining members are indeed saddened by his decision, the good news is that Ryan will still be involved in the band in many ways, from continued contributions of songwriting (Ryan wrote those sick Robocop riffs in "Malenchantments Of The Necrosphere", amongst several others, mind you) to overseeing and co-producing future BDM recordings. As you will clearly see by the statements of all parties involved, the change is completely amicable, and the love and brotherhood we've shared with Ryan over the years remains untarnished. We wish him the absolute best of luck with Augmented Audio and all of his future endeavors.
Max Lavelle was literally the first idea of a replacement for Ryan, we had toured alongside him when he was playing with Despised Icon a few different times and had the chance to become pretty good friends with the guy as well as be allowed the chance to see him perform live many times. Max is a diehard metal head, a great bassist, a monstrous live presence and a welcome shot of energy into the bloodstream of this band. His enthusiasm for forwarding the whole is inspiring and exactly what we need at this point in time." - Trevor Strnad
Check out the following video for comments from Ryan "Bart" Williams and Max Lavelle here
June 30th 2012 LEEDS – GHOSTFEST
August 10th - 12th 2012 - BLOODSTOCK 2012 @ Catton Hall
Allegaeon have completed a lyric video for their song 'Behold (God I Am)' from their latest album'Formshifter'. The video was animated by Josh Knoff and features elements from the cover art (which was created by Colin Marks and is now the band's signature "A" symbol). Watch the video here. In January 2012, the band traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to begin work on'Formshifter'.American Technical Melodeath mob