Threshold are set to release their forthcoming album 'For The Journey' on the 22nd of September and in anticipation of the new album, the band have been revealing a series of trailers documenting the making of and recording. This week sees the longest standing member Karl Groom discussing the amps and gear used.
To watch the trailer on YouTube click (here)
To watch album trailer #1 click (here): Watch as Guitarist and Producer Karl Groom walks you through Thin Ice Studios and chats about the guitars used on the new album.
To listen to new track 'Watchtower On The Moon' on YouTube click (here)
Order the digital single of 'Watchtower On The Moon':
Amazon MP3: http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonAMZMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/THRESHOLD-MoonGoogle
iTunes : http://geni.us/ThresholdMoonITunes
Nuclear Blast MP3: http://smarturl.it/ThresholdMoonNB
"For The Journey" follows the band's 2012 release "March Of Progress" and was produced by guitarist Karl Groom and Richard West at Thin Ice Studios in England. The album was mastered by Mika Jussila (Therion, Amorphis) at Finnvox in Finland and will be released on September 22, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The album artwork was created by Polish Surrealism artist Leszek Bujnowski, who the band found on the internet. "He's designed some beautiful pieces and we thought this was a perfect Threshold cover", states West.
For The Journey CD track list:
1. Watchtower on the Moon
3. The Box
4. Turned to Dust
5. Lost in your Memory
6. Autumn Red
7. The Mystery Show
8. Siren Sky
9. I Wish I Could - available on the digipack, vinyl and download versions
10. Lost in your Memory (Acoustic Version) - available on the vinyl and download versions
Pre-order your copy of the band's new album on CD:
Digipack version inc. bonus tracks click (here)
Recordstore.co.uk signed insert click (here)
For The Journey Vinyl track list:
1. Watchtower On The Moon
2. The Box
2. Turned To Dust
3. Lost In Your Memory
1. Autumn Red
2. The Mystery Show
3. Siren Sky
Side D (Bonus):
1. I Wish I Could
2. Lost In Your Memory (acoustic)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Limited Edition Blue Double vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Double Vinyl (here)
Pre-order 'For The Journey' on Black Vinyl from Recordstore.co.uk to receive a hand signed insert with the album (here)
The band will be performing at O2 Islington Academy in London on Thursday 20th November and The Live Rooms in Chester on Friday 21st November. Buy tickets (here)
Brutai are setting themselves up to smash Euroblast apart, this performance comes hot off of the heels of their sensational Bloodstock Open Air Festival performance.
Brutai will be slaying the masses on the main stage at Cologne's premiere progressive metal festival in October. The festival has a backlog of sensational artists that have graced their stages over the years, as for Incendia Management this is their third year that they will be represented by one of their bands.
Adjacent to festival appearances, Brutai will be releasing a new single at Euroblast and an album in the near future.
Listen to Brutai's latest single 'Never Change' here:
After their beloved performance at Sonisphere this year, Japan's newest successful export Babymetal are ready to rock the UK in November with their last European show of 2014!!
Anticipation is already high post-Sonisphere for their London stop of their World Tour 2014 – Who’s Ready For Round 2? – with a select few also managing to get tickets to their sold out headline show at London’s Kentish Town Forum two days later.
The band gained viral global attention with their catchy pop-visual kei infused metal track "Gimme Chocolate!!"
The announcement comes off the back of a huge summer, which as well as seeing major festival appearances around Europe, also saw the band support pop superstar Lady Gaga on her recent US tour.
BABYMETAL – WORLD TOUR 2014 – WHO’S READY FOR ROUND 2
November 8th 2014 London Brixton O2 Academy
Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 20th August.
VIP tickets also available www.kililive.com
Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth has contributed vocals to the forthcoming Motionless In White 'Reincarnate' album to be released on September 15th, for the song 'Puppets lll'. Maria Brink and Tom Hane from In This Moment also guest. MIW frontman Chris Motionless has said, 'It's very cool and we're really excited for people to hear it'.
Dan also takes over Johnny Doom's evening session on Kerrang! Radio for a week beginning Monday 14th July, whilst said DJ is on holiday. Listen to his nightly buffoonery on DAB digital radio, Freeview, online at www.kerrangradio.co.uk or through one of the free Kerrang! Music apps, all next week between 7 and 10pm... When he will also premiere an exclusive Devilment track, - 'Summer Arteries' - which shall be aired once a show.
American Deathcore leviathans Suicide Silence are primed to play the UK in November, they will be visiting England as well as Cardiff’s ‘Solus’ and Glasgow’s ‘Cathouse’ venues, finished the tour off at the Camden venue ‘Koko’ on Friday 21st November.
Emotions are already running high in the camp:
"UK!!! We love you blokes so much, it's been too long since a proper tour and we couldn't be happier to let you know it's happening soon. Come throw your horns up, bang your heads, or mosh your knickers off!! Whatever it is, just let it happen. See you wonderful humans soon!!" - exclaimed Mark Heylmun
They will be backed by Fit For An Autopsy and Black Tongue, with the main support coming from label mates Thy Art Is Murder. The Australian mob released their crushing sophomore album ‘Hate’ last year and toured the UK at the beginning of the year to rave reviews:
‘There’s no subtlety, no nuance – just a non-stop assault. Full of force.’ Kerrang!
They are scheduled to release their brand new masterpiece, 'You Can't Stop Me' on July 14th via Nuclear Blast with latest addition to the family, Eddie Hermida on vocals following the tragic death of original front-man Mitch Lucker in 2012.
So far their press for the forthcoming album has been overwhelming:
‘A true display of the healing power of music’ - Rocksound
‘This is an essential listen for any self-respecting metalhead.’ - Metal Hammer
‘Suicide Silence haven’t just come back from tragedy – this feels like genuine rebirth. There really will be no stopping them now’ - Kerrang!
You can order ‘You Can’t Stop Me here’:
Tickets will be on sale this Friday 4th July. - Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – BIRMINGHAM ASYLUM
SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER – NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – GLASGOW CATHOUSE
MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2
TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER – LEEDS COCKPIT
WEDNESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER –SOUTHAMPTON MO CLUB
THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER – CARDIFF SOLUS 2
FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – LONDON KOKO
Sad to say that it is true, Aaron Curse is no longer a member of The Defiled. Everyone at the GMA Team wishes him a bright and prosperous future, he will always be a Defiled musician. x
Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House (headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica), London metallers The Defiled have released the video for their latest single “Infected”.
Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.
Stitch D explains that the band has "done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it", naturally they wanted to do something unique and so what better way to achieve this than by using Lego, as he explains "With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto". Of course he is disappointed that the real thing did not happen, no strippers nor pyrotechnics.
Keyboardist The AvD adds: "Fuck yeah! Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all".
Regarding Aaron Curse's departure (as seen in the video), he admits that the band "are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed".
To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, click here
The Defiled open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece..For more information check www.sonisphere.co.uk
Corrosion Of Conformity announce North American Live Assault; IX streaming in entirely At A.V. Club
With the official release of their new full-length, fittingly titled "IX", now just days away, North Carolina crossover icons, Corrosion Of Conformity are very pleased to announce their first North American live assaults in support of the offering. The near two-week run will commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl'ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!
The trek follows the band's live takeovers next month in New Zealand and Australia. "We are really fired up to bring COC back to New Zealand and Australia for the first time in over a decade," says vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. "I've been with Vista Chino and had a great experience on Soundwave and the shows on the side. Our set is shaping up to include songs from IX, Deliverance, the self-titled, and Animosity."
7/18/2014 Kings Arms - Auckland, NZ
7/19/2014 Valhalla - Wellington, NZ
7/20/2014 Churchills - NZ
7/24/2014 Crowbar - Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC - Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel - Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar - Adelaide AUS
w/ Bl'ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/20/2014The Hop - Spokane, WA [tickets]
8/21/2014 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red - Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA [on sale next week]
8/27/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/28/2014 DNA - San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante's - Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA [tickets]
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC [tickets]
Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, writing for "IX" commenced in the early months of 2013 with demoing and recording starting by Summer's end. Completed in January, "IX" clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk... it's all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from Corrosion Of Conformity.
The planned June 24th release date of "IX" was moved to July 1st with the 180-gram vinyl pressing expected later in the month. Fans that preordered the CD directly from Candlelight should be finding their copy in post boxes now as the eleven-song digipak continues to garner glowing reviews critics nationally.
In a recent 8/10 review of the long player, Decibel Magazine gushes, "COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012's self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band's strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song." Crowning the record "Album Of The Month," Metal Reviews commends, "the sound of an experienced band who can still make a heavy and fresh-sounding album," while Loudwire adds, "The album's production is full with plenty of low end, showcasing the thick riffs and potent rhythm section. Clocking in at just over forty-two-minutes, the band delivers the goods and doesn't overstay their welcome."
In celebration of its approaching release, The Onion's A.V. Club is currently streaming "IX" in its entirety, lauding its variation between "smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast."
Hear IX in full at THIS LOCATION.
The Ghost Of You has just released their brand new single featuring Zach Norman of Beyond Our Eyes. “This House Is Not My Home,” can be heard HERE and is expected to be featured on the band’s forthcoming EP that will drop in the latter half of 2014 while the band continues to tour the east coast and play regional shows. Fans can expect more news from the band as the summer moves on.
About The Ghost Of You:
The Ghost Of You has been traveling and playing shows all over North and South Carolina since December 2012. For an entire year they fought up the ranks of small hole in the wall coffee shops and bars and played around 30 shows to establish a state wide fan base. Since December 2013, they have shared the stage with almost 20 national well renowned acts such as: Veil Of Maya, Vildhjarta, Structures, Northlane, Here Comes The Kraken, Chimaira, Iwrestledabearonce, Reflections, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, I See Stars, Like Moths To Flames, Miss Fortune. Ghost Town, Upon A Burning Body, Lorna Shore, It Lies Within, and One Year Later. The band has a constantly evolving live sound that is consistent with that of the national acts they have played with. They are currently in the process of recording an EP due to drop in the latter half of 2014.
Pre-Order 'Remission' (Reissue) Here »
Digital Pre-Orders Available Here »
Relapse Records is proud to present a deluxe reissue of Mastodon's seminal debut LP "Remission", a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. Exploding onto the scene in 2002, Mastodon combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers.
Over a decade after its release "Remission" remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the band themselves. The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.
The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic "Remission" horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.
The album will see it’s reissue on August 5th (North America), August 4th (UK / World) and August 1st (Germany / Benelux / Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset. Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE while digital pre-orders can be made HERE. A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.
The CD version comes with a Remission sticker while the 2xLP box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide and includes a 11”x11” 24 page book featuring the gorgeous new artwork from Paul Romano along with an exclusive etching of the Remission horse. A special black/gold vinyl box set edition is available exclusively at Relapse.com and comes with a special, full color Remission turntable slipmat.
Watch a Trailer Featuring the Reissue Packages Here »
Exodus announce exclusive VIP packs for their forthcoming Scion-Presented Slayer Tour w/ Suicidal Tendencies
This fall, Bay Area thrash legends Exodus will support Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour begins on November 12th in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater and will tour throughout the states, coming to close in Detroit, MI at The Fillmore on December 5th.
Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27th at 10:00AM (local time).
“This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions! For my first tour back with Exodus, I’m beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I’m also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour,” states newly returning vocalist Zetro.
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, Exodus is making VIP experience packages available for the entire tour. The packages are scheduled to go on sale this Friday! Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.
To purchase VIP packages via SLOtix.com – click here.
**If you already purchased your ticket and would like to be part of the Exodus VIP package experience, contact SLOtix customer service at 888-756-4849 or email@example.com
Exodus Meet & Greet Package includes:
- One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket with early entry to venue
- Meet & Greet with select members of Exodus
- Autographed Exodus Poster
- Exodus tour T-Shirt
- Collectible Exodus laminate to remember your evening
- Coupon for 25% discount at the online Exodus merchandise store
- Onsite check-in staff
Attendees will be included in a giveaway for an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or Exodus guitar (at the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!)
Gary Holt, guitarist for Exodus and filling in for Slayer’s fallen guitarist Jeff Hanneman says that “After the way incredible and seriously awesome but short run with Suicidal Tendencies and the mighty Slayer, Exodus are happy to once again be a part of this lineup, only this time… I get to kick my own ass with the double duty madness for a full tour! Insanity? Of course it is! Is it worth it? You fucking know it! Looking forward to this one in a big, big way! Last tour couldn't have gone any better, and this tour will prove to be more of the over-the-top awesome level of metal as the last run, but now only bigger and more intense! See you there!”
Exodus w/ Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies
11/12 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
11/14 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
11/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
11/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter
11/18 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/19 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live
11/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/25 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
11/26 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/29 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
11/30 – Upper Darby, PA (Philadelphia) @ Tower Theater
12/2 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
12/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
12/5 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit