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
Delain have announced three UK headline shows in November following their massive tour with Within Temptation earlier this year.
Charlotte Wessels is ready to return: "UK Delainers, we've had such a great time with you when we joined Within Temptation on tour recently, now we're getting ready to share even more of our new record The Human Contradiction with you during our upcoming headline shows in November. So get ready! We're hugely looking forward to seeing you all there!"
26th - BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
27th - MANCHESTER – Club Academy
28th - GLASGOW – Cathouse
Delain recently premiered their brand new video “Stardust” with Metal Hammer. See it here
Southern California’s Suicide SIlence have just announced a one-off, intimate show at London's Borderline on Friday 27th June! This is a ridiculously small venue for a band of their stature so prepare for utter chaos to break out. With support coming from Londoners Heart Of A Coward and Black Tongue, this really will be a hot and heavy night to remember! Alongside this, the band have also been announced as headliners for the Saturday of this summer's Ghostfest up at Leeds University over the weekend of June 28th & 29th.
Guitarist Mark Heylmun had this to say:
"Foggy London Town were Rollin' through to rock some socks and hang the hell out. No need for a huge stage or a cool breeze lets get up close and personal for this one... See everyone soon." -
Suicide SIlence are scheduled to release their brand new masterpiece, 'You Can't Stop Me' on July 14th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with latest addition to the family, Eddie Hermida, on vocals.
For tickets please head over to:
LONDON - THE BORDERLINE - JUNE 27TH
LEEDS - GHOSTFEST - LEEDS UNIVERSITY - SATURDAY JUNE 27TH
What a way to round off such an emphatic year. After unleashing 'The Satanist' into the world in February, Poland's blackened-death metal monster, Behemoth has quite literally achieved global domination, with rapturous admiration through vast amounts of countries.
This tour brings a chance for the UK to see 'The Satanist' performed in all its hellish glory, alongside two Nuclear Blast label mates - Decapitated and Grand Magus. Sweden's Grand Magus also released a killer album, 'Triumph & Power' earlier this year in March - receiving similar adulation! And Polish cousins, Decapitated, have just wrapped up in their studio recording their forthcoming new record. After their tour in January with Lamb Of God and the amazing live feedback they received, this whole line up, with the addition of Manchester's Winterfylleth makes for one hell of a tour.
Frontman Nergal had this to say;
"Finally. It took us years to finally put together a separate UK tour and we are eager to bring the magic of 'The Satanist' to our fans over there! We are counting days. Literally. With such a strong and diverse company from our friends in Grand Magus and Decapitated we are expecting nothing but a great metal feast!"
Get your tickets for this brilliantly unholy line-up at:
TUES 9TH DEC - LONDON FORUM
WED 10TH DEC - GLASGOW O2 ABC
THU 11TH DEC - DUBLIN ACADEMY
FRI 12TH DEC - BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
SAT 13TH DEC - MANCHESTER ACADEMY
After selling out The Forum - London, earlier this year for a one off show following their album release, we can expect nothing less than the finest tour 2014 has to offer!
Swedish heavy-metal veterans Sabaton, have announced a killer 10 date tour across the UK for this coming November, December & January. After the huge release of their latest record 'Heroes' in May, this will be the perfect time for the mighty warriors to hit our shores and show us what it really means to put music to battle!
According to Par Sundstrom, Sabaton "can reveal our plans for UK this year! We love to play a lot of shows and we love to see a sweaty sold out club everywhere! Sabaton always brings a good party wherever we go and when we take Korpiklaani and Tyr with us for this run its certain that we will leave no city untouched".
The tour dates are as follows: (Click through for ticket links):
Nov 28th – Norwich, Waterfront
Nov 29th – Brighton, Concorde 2
Nov 30th – Plymouth, White Rabbit
Dec 2nd – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 3rd – Weymouth, Pavilion
Dec 5th – Glasgow, QMU
Dec 6th – Dublin, Academy
Dec 7th – Belfast, Limelight
Dec 8th – Manchester, Ritz
Dec 9th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Jan 12th – London, Forum
Support will come from Finnish label-mates Korpiklaani & Faroese natives, Tyr.
If you are at Download Festival this weekend - be sure to head over to the Zippo Encore Stage on Sunday at 4.15PM for a taster of what to expect from this tour!
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