Periphery, the D.C.-based Djent / prog innovators return this summer with a new album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is set for a release via Century Media Records outside of North America, Australia / NZ and Japan on July 22nd, 2016.
“’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone,” said guitar player Jake Bowen. “For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of ‘Periphery III’ you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
Ahead of the release of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', the band will head over to the UK to play the prestigious Download Festival on June 12.
Periphery’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the “Juggernaut” releases. Nolly will no longer be a touring member of Periphery, as he will be expanding his production work in his native UK. He remains an integral part, and a member, of Periphery. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist.
“Touring with Periphery has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years. However the touring life isn’t something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career,” explained Nolly. “I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I’m so grateful for the incredible support they’ve shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year.”
The band will host a four-day, immersive summer camp dubbed the “Periphery Summer Jam” on July 25 to 29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Registration and further information can be found here: www.peripherysummerjam.com.
12 June - Download Festival, Donington (UK)
25 - 28 July - Periphery, Summer Jam in New York (US)
Actor Emilio Rivera ("Marcus Alvarez" on the "Sons of Anarchy" television series) will lead the 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Following Rivera at the front of this year's Ride will be a VIP pack comprising of "Sons of Anarchy" actors Michael Beach ("Taddarius Orwell 'T.O.' Cross") and Sean McNabb ("Tacoma-VP") as well as Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio's widow and co-founder-president of the Dio Cancer Fund, rocker Lita Ford, who will also perform at the concert following the RIDE, Frank Kramer of KLOS Radio's popular "Heidi and Frank" morning show, and "Boston" Tom Foresteire. Forestiere will ride the one-of-a-kind "Holy Diver" Harley-Davidson motorcycle he won at the recent Street Party that launched this year's Ride. It is custom-painted with the illustration from the cover of Ronnie James Dio's iconic "Holy Diver" album.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. The Ride will take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, various food and merchandise vendors and more. The Inaugural Ride, held in May 2015 as part of a weekend of events commemorating the 5th anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio, contributed to raising $155,000 for the cancer charity from that weekend's events.
Festivities at Los Encinos Park will commence at 11:30AM with live entertainment provided by rockers Great White, Lita Ford, Dio Disciples, Gabbie Rae, Budderside, Sonia Harley and Doctors Of The Earth. The concert will be hosted by DJ Will.
The "Sons of Anarchy" cast members will also participate in a Meet & Greet at Los Encinos Park during the afternoon events. Rivera, Beach and McNabb will be joined for the Meet & Greet by actress Natalie Skyy, who played Kiki on the popular series. Emilio Rivera, whose acting career spans some 25 years of roles on television and in films, including the Oscar-winning "Traffic," is an avid motorcyclist and supporter of charitable motorcycle events. His upcoming projects include the films "Badsville," "Better Criminal," "Fade Away" and "Smartass." Michael Beach is also a familiar face on television, with appearances on "The Blacklist," "Secrets and Lies," "Blue Bloods" and a pivotal role on the critically-acclaimed series "ER."
In addition to his string of acting credits, which include theatrical productions and appearances on television's "NCIS Los Angeles" and "Community" as well as "Sons of Anarchy," Sean McNabb is well-known as a rock musician who has played bass guitar with Quiet Riot, Dokken and Lynch Mob, among others. Natalie Skyy made her pro Mixed Martial Arts debut as a ring girl with Strikeforce in 2008, which led her to serve at her 2nd MMA fight night collaboration with the Texas-based MMA show, "Shark Fights." Her new film "3 Days" is slated for a 2016 release.
Rocker Gabbie Rae will host another Meet & Greet following her set at the Park to promote Free2Luv, the Anti-Bullying initiative for which she is a spokesperson.
Gourmet food trucks will be on site at the Park throughout the afternoon. Among the participating food trucks will be Slammin Sliders, G's Taco Spot and Archie's Ice Cream. Premium beer sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Company will be available as well as wine, soft drinks and water courtesy of Solar Rain.
An array of merchandise-t-shirts, caps, CDs, wristbands, event souvenirs, etc.-will be available for purchase, and a "Jumble Sale" booth featuring gently-used items and collectibles benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund will be also on site at the Park. Additional vendors are being finalized.
A live auction will be held during the concert that will include a B.C. Rich guitar signed by Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), King Diamond and Geoff Tate and a custom-made "Cut" leather motorcycle vest with a set of specially-embroidered Dio Cancer Fund patches. Additionally, there will be a raffle for a special limited edition ASG Vision Motörhead white-body guitar with the "Ace of Spades" graphic and other items.
Additional Ride For Ronnie sponsors who are helping to make this year's event possible include Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Bigg Time Entertainment, Production Resource Group (PRG), Law Tigers, Mates Studios, Clair Global Audio, Monster Energy Drink, Brittany Foundation, Western Bagel and Starbucks (San Fernando Road, Glendale), among others.
100% of the net proceeds from the Ride For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org).
Both riders and concert-goers can purchase their tickets by visiting: www.diocancerfund.org/events.
$30/rider (includes concert admission)
$10/passenger (includes concert admission)
$20 concert admission only
Day of Event Prices:
$35/rider (includes concert admission)
$15/passenger (includes concert admission)
$25 concert admission only
2016 Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert Schedule - Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:00am - 10:45am: Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Continental Breakfast
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Harley Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
11:30AM - Gates open
11:45AM- 5PM Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street Encino, CA 91436
Ohio's Engraved Darkness have teamed up with Metal Underground to stream the entirety of their new Death Metal masterpiece "Diabolical Scriptures". The album is a 9 track blast of Death Metal goodness for fans of Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary and other old-school Death Metal bands. The album is due to be self-released on CD, Bandcamp and other formats today.
You can stream the album at this location: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?
About Engraved Darkness
Engraved Darkness was forged in Ohio in December 2009 by Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Matt Stewart (guitars, backing vocals), and Matt McVey (drums). Their only intentions, to bring the heaviest, most aggressive and brutal music known to mankind. In 2014, the current line up of Johnnie Wallace (guitars, vocals), Jimmy Rose (guitars), and Andy Hall (drums) was created with the addition of Colin Glover (bass, backing vocals) in early 2015 . This line up has come to be game-changing and the turning point for the band, and is featured on their debut album "Diabolical Scriptures".
The band's sound derives from a vast combination of influences, and the styles of many genres, but is still firmly rooted in death metal. This creates a sound full of dark harmonies, dual-layered vocals, blistering picking with intense beats, and mind infesting riffs that will continuously echo through your skull.
Engraved Darkness have built a reputation for themselves as a formidable live act, and have shared the stage with notable bands such as Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, Skeletonwitch and Beyond Creation.
Engraved Darkness is:
Colin Glover-bass/backing vocals
Los Angels, CA Industrial-Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes will release their new album Theophany on Metropolis Records.
Seamlessly blending various forms of Extreme Metal and Industrial influences, Dawn Of Ashes is music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic scope. Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes describes Theophany as " Dawn of Ashes on steroids." Theophany, is a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. The new album shows Dawn Of Ashes in top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and Left Hand Path Occultism inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations.
Theophany is produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, who has also produced releases for Motionless in White, Bleeding Through and The Witch Was Right. Theophany will released be May 20th on Metropolis Records.
Beak, the Chicago post-metal quartet who wowed critics with their 2012 debut EP, Eyrie, and 2014 full-length album Let Time Begin, re-awaken with a new video for the song “Souls in Streams” which can be seen below.
“Our follow up single from our first full-length, Let Time Begin, “Souls In Streams” lyrically deals with the moment just before an envious soul enters the material world; the dead looking in on the living with contempt before leaping into the fray, observing the cycle of matter taking ultimate form and then disintegrating back to nothingness. In the video, we see an antagonist as an abettor of entropy, procuring chaos and nudging along the next universal cycle by burning down his own milieu. The video uses ultra slow-motion footage of combustion and projections of the vocalist's face back onto himself." explains singer / guitar player Jon Slusher.
Beak play a home-town show on April 24 at Reggie’s with Graves at Sea.
Melodic / Symphonic Death Metal quintet Perdition is pleased to announce that their proper Imminence Records debut, entitled "Lost Rites", will be released June 3rd. To celebrate the announcement, the band has released the lead single of the EP entitled “The Hymm Creeper.”
"The new EP represents our tireless efforts to reinvigorate a genre of music plagued by over-quantization and volume. We are proud to release the first single off of the EP. The song is fast, brutal, and precise with a take-no-prisoner cadence. Its lyrics reflect our societal shortcomings and our overall ignorance towards intelligent, political, and social progress. With every listen of the track an angel loses her wings and a fascist loses his toupee.” – Noah Scarpelli (Drummer)
Check it out here:- https://imminencerecords.bandcamp.com/track/the-hymn-creeper
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2. By Your Own Hand
3. The Divine
4. Hell Bent
6. Violent Colors
7. All We Know
10. Arise In Chaos
US metallers Arise In Chaos are set to release their new album 'Terminal Cognition' on May 20, 2016 in Europe via David Ellefon's (Megadeth) EMP Label Group and distributed by SPV. The video for the song "The Divine", directed by Wacy Jahn can be viewed here
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Joshua Wickman (Within The Ruins, Legion, King (810), Last Of A Dying Breed) at Dreadcore Productions, White Lake, MI and co-produced by David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Ahrue Luster (ex-Machine Head, Ill Nino).
"When I first started working with Arise in Chaos on this record, the first song we worked on was “The Divine” and I immediately knew there was something special there, and through that process we’re so excited they ended up on EMP.” He adds, “Now listening to the final product, seeing the video, seeing it all come together, I know these guys are going to make huge waves in the Metal community.”
Says David Ellefson
Michigan's We Came As Romans has teamed up with Alternative Press to bring fans a look back at the band's time on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, via their new music video for "Memories". The video can be seen now HERE. "Over the course of Warped Tour this past summer, we had the time of our lives and it was well documented," shares co-vocalist Dave Stephens. "We decided to take some of the previously unreleased footage to create something to show you what the song "Memories" means to us!"
We Came As Romans also recently announced the Bands Vs. Food Tour, a co-headliner with Memphis May Fire, featuring additional support from Miss May I and For Today. The US run will bring the two bands and their fans together – all in the name of delicious food. The unique joint venture offers a special VIP ticket package that includes a catered meal from a local eatery of the bands' choosing, as well as exclusive merchandise and special perks, for a truly personal and memorable experience for all. Fans are encouraged to submit their own suggestions for restaurants located near the venues, by tagging the bands and their favourite local restaurant via social media.
Just prior to the co-headline run, We Came As Romans will head out on a headliner of their own, with support from Miss May I, Wilson and Sworn In. The ten date run will kick off tomorrow, April 15, in Grand Rapids, MI and features a special, sold out show presented by 89X in the band’s home town the following day. Immediately following the US tour dates, We Came As Romans will head overseas to the UK / Europe for a handful of co-headline dates with Miss May I, a one off show with Memphis May Fire, and performances at Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival Paris. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The Road To Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans w/ Miss May I, Wilson, and Sworn In
Apr 15 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr 17 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Apr 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 19 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Apr 20 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Apr 21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 22 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Apr 23 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire w/ Miss May I and For Today
Apr 26 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Apr 27 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Apr 28 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Apr 30 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 01 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville+
May 02 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 05 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 07 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 08 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 09 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse^
May 10 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
May 12 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
May 13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
May 15 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
May 17 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 19 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 20 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range+
May 21 Schaghticoke, NY @ Rock N Derby+
+ Festival lineup
^ We Came As Romans, Miss May I and For Today only
We Came As Romans w/ Miss May I
May 24 Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
May 25 Glasgow, UK @ Kings Tut
May 26 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 Academy 2
May 27 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
May 30 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
Jun 10 Paris, FR @ Download Festival Paris+
* We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I and more
+ Festival lineup
Killswitch Engage and Revolver have teamed up to premiere the new song "Define Love." Listen to the song here.
"Define Love" is an unreleased track from the "Incarnate" sessions. The limited edition 7" is being released as a Record Store Day exclusive on Saturday, April 16, including in very limited numbers in the U.K.
The 7" includes "Define Love" on Side A, while Side B is silkscreened with "Define Love" artwork created by KsE bassist Mike D. The 7" also includes a Killswitch Engage stencil.
About the song, singer Jesse Leach said:-
"'Define Love' was written as my critique on our attempts as humans to limit love or restrict love. Whether it be political or religious agendas, love seems to be used as a way to manipulate people to think or act a certain way. Love is deeper than simple emotion or desire. It is an unexplainable spirit that defies our attempts to harness and understand it. True love, in my mind, is far greater than our feeble comprehension of it. We need not try to set any limitations on what defines love."
KsE released their seventh album "Incarnate" via Roadrunner Records on March 11. The band commemorated the album release with an intimate, fully sold-out, five-shows-in-six-nights New York City residency. Watch the video recap here.
A brand new video by West Virginia-based noise / stoner metal trio Rhin has just been completed and immediately dispatched by the aficionados of the underground at Cvlt Nation. Culled from their third album, "Passenger", the video was filmed for the track "Uncle Tuck" by the band at their own House Of Tuck residence where the LP was recorded as well.
Issues Cvlt Nation with the "Uncle Tuck" video premiere, "I love the hypnotic, psychedelic riffs of stoner metal, and the dirty blues of sludge, but I like them even better when they're mixed in the rebellious, chaotic blender that is noise! West Virginia's Rhin have a new album in the works entitled Passenger that will make you want to get all fucked up on moonshine and burn some shit!"
Feel free to shred to Rhin's "Uncle Tuck" at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Baltimore-based Grimoire Records is preparing the diverse and damaging "Passenger" for release on splatter vinyl, cassette, and digital formats on May 6th, with a CD pressing following. Preorders are available HERE.
Directly preceding the release of "Passenger", Rhin will hook up with their brethren of dirge in Grizzlor for a three-day romp through the Northeast at the very end of April. Also Rhin will inundate the Southeastern and Midwestern states on a more extensive tour with Ratship, whom they recently did a split cassette with, that action running from May 26th through June 5th.
RHIN Tour Dates:
4/28/2016 The Fire - Philadelphia, PA w/ Grizzlor
4/29/2016 Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Grizzlor
4/30/2016 Three Sheets - New Haven, CT w/ Grizzlor
5/26/2016 VClub - Huntington, WV w/ Ratship
5/27/2016 The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY w/ Ratship
5/28/2016 Nightmare House on Elm Street - Bowling Green, KY w/ Ratship
5/29/2016 Springwater Bar - Nashville, TN w/ Ratship
5/30/2016 Lost Cross House - Carbondale, IL w/ Ratship
5/31/2016 Black Sheep Cafe - Springfield, IL w/ Ratship
6/01/2016 Institute 4 Creativity - Champaign, IL w/ Ratship
6/02/2016 House Show - Bloomington, IN w/ Ratship
6/03/2016 Modern Cult Records - Louisville, KY w/ Ratship
6/04/2016 Rake's End - Cincinnati, OH w/ Ratship
6/05/2016 Spacebar - Columbus, OH w/ Ratship
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