_Scottish Death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed dates for an Eastern European tour. The band will be joined by Israel's Viscera Trail and England's Flayed Disciple on the tour, which follows their trek across North America on the Summer Slaughter tour in July and August. The band have also confirmed three off-date shows during the Summer Slaughter tour, with Goatwhore and Exhumed.
Guitarist Paul McGuire comments:
"Time to score another seven new countries off the list on this one, and great to do it with two bands who we are already close friends with. We will be starting this tour less than a week after Summer Slaughter, so we should be on top form as far as our playing is concerned, which is always a good thing when playing to new audiences. A stop at Bathory castle is also in order!"
Sep. 05 - Szeged, Hungary - Club Noir
Sep. 06 - Bucharest, Romania - Ageless Club
Sep. 07 - Varna, Bulgaria - Bar Grind
Sep. 08 - Istanbul, Turkey - The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 - Thessaloniki, Greece - 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 - Belgrade, Serbia - TBC
Sep. 11 - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Cinemas
Sep. 12 - Maribor, Slovenia - Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
Don't miss the band on tour this summer at these other shows:
Jun. 16 - Maracay, Venezuela - Extreme Gorefest
Jun. 17 - Bogota, Colombia - Capitan Spaulding Fest
SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR
Jul. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Jul. 21 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Jul. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jul. 23 - Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Jul. 26 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Jul. 27 - Mission, TX - Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jul. 30 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Jul. 31 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Aug. 01 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Aug. 02 - Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
Aug. 03 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Aug. 04 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Aug. 07 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 11 - Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON - Heavy Toronto
Aug. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers Coyote Cafe *
Aug. 14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Aug. 15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's
Aug. 16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Aug. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Aug. 18 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Aug. 19 - Sioux Falls, SD - The Vault *
Aug. 20 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Aug. 21 - Boise, ID - The Venue *
Aug. 22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Aug. 25 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
* CEREBRAL BORE, GOATWHORE and EXHUMED only
French Metal maestro's Betraying The Martyrs comment on their upcoming North American tours: "We're extremely happy and proud to announce that were going to be the very first French band ever to play The Rockstar Mayhem Festival, in July, all over the USA, along with legendary bands such Slipknot, Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada and more... All those bands influenced us since we started listening to metal. It's a huge privilege for us and we're working hard in order to represent the French metal scene the best we can!"
We'll also stay in the US in August to play the All Stars Tour with prestigious acts such as Suicide Silence, The word Alive, Unearth, Winds of plague... A very hype tour all over USA that we're super stoked to do! The band have also announced a show in Paris on September 28th at La Boule Noire where the band will play their latest album 'Breathe in Life' in its entirety.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Jun 30 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
Jul 01 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Jul 03 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA
Jul 04 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Nampa, ID
Jul 06 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Jul 07 Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion Albuquerque, NM
Jul 08 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
Jul 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Jul 11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
Jul 13 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Jul 14 Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
Jul 15 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
Jul 17 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 18 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 21 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Jul 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Jul 25 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 27 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
Jul 28 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
Jul 29 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
Jul 31 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 03 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
Aug 04 Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA
Aug 05 The Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
Metal Blade Records is thrilled to announce the signing of German Progressive Death Metallers Over Your Threshold.
Arising from Munich, Germany Over Your Threshold began playing live in 2007. After numerous gigs with renowned Death Metal acts like Obscura, Deadborn and Hokum, the band made a name for itself in the local metal-scene.
The first record, "Progress In Disbelief EP", was self-released in 2008. Over the years the band's concept of Death Metal gained ground and its actual sound is enriched with a great diversity of musical elements. Influenced by different Death Metal bands (reaching from the 80's up to now) Over Your Threshold's _music combines progressive Death Metal with a bit of Thrash and some fusion components.
In 2011, the band entered the Woodshed Studio in Landshut, Germany to record their first full-length album, entitled "Facticity". The sound of the album is not only more blasting but also more technical, interspersed with energetic Death Metal riffing as well as melodic acoustic guitars. It's enriched by brute-force blast beats, Thrash Metal, jazzy harmonics and the distinct tones of smooth, fretless bass. Furthermore, the band recruited guest musicians Steffen Kummerer (Obscura, Thulcandra) and Jonas Fischer (Hokum, Ex-Obscura) to jazz up their debut album.
Ther band comments on the deal with Metal Blade Records: "Metal Blade Records ranges among the highest renowned labels for extreme metal music and we are very glad about the possibility to release our upcoming debut album 'Facticity' via such a strong partner. We are looking forward to work with Metal Blade and the future development!"
"Facticity" will be released August 27th via Metal Blade Records in the UK.
OVER YOUR THRESHOLD is:
Ludwig Walter – vocals
Lukas Spielberger – guitars
Kilian Lau – guitars
Christian Siegmund – bass
Julian Matejka – drums
Catch OVER YOUR THRESHOLD live at the following events:
16/06/12 – DE – München – 103er Freizeittreff Obergiesing
01/09/12 – DE – Laberweinting – Fistful Of Metal 2012
19/10/12 – DE – Landshut – Poschinger Villa
02/11/12 – DE – Ingolstadt - Ohrakel
Today German Deathrash stalwarts Dew-Scented post their first single taken off of their upcoming new album "Icarus". Check out the album's first song 'Sworn To Obey' here.
Vocalist Leif Jensen commented about "Sworn To Obey" with:
"'Sworn To Obey' was an obvious candidate to open up the new album and it was actually one of the very last tracks we finished in the songwriting sessions for 'Icarus'. Already when working on the final arrangements for the song, we knew it would become an extremely heavy and catchy piece! Kicking in after the anthem-like 'Hubris' instrumental intro, 'Sworn To Obey' is a sweet punch in the gut in true Dew-Scented style and smoothly helps to set the album's pace in the right fashion! I simply love the lead-guitar part and the crazy bass-lines afterwards. I'm sure this one will be real fun to play live."
Icarus track listing:
02. Sworn to Obey
03. Thrown to the Lions
04. Storm Within
05. Gleaming Like Silver
06. By My Own Hand
07. The Fall of Man
09. Destined to Collapse
10. A Final Procession
12. In Dying Mode (bonus track)
13. Steady Decline (PRONG-cover/bonus track)
14. No Spiritual Surrender (INSIDE OUT-cover/bonus track)
"Icarus" will be released as a limited first edition Digipak including 3 bonus tracks as well as on vinyl on July, 27th / 30th via Metal Blade Records in Europe!
Leif Jensen ˆ Vocals
Marvin Vriesde ˆ Guitars
Rory Hansen ˆ Guitars
Joost van der Graaf ˆ Bass
Koen Herfst ˆ Drums
A new official date has been added to the upcoming Demonical "Summer Infernal tour", their anticipated festival and club campaign which kicks off at the Protzen Open Air in Germany during the Midsummer weekend.
23.06 2012 GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
12.07 2012 LIT - Anyksciai - Devilstone Festival
13.07 2012 POL - Poznan - Klub U Bazyla
14.07 2012 CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
15.07 2012 POL - Bielsko-Biala - Rude Boy Club
16.07 2012 GER - Dresden - Chemiefabrik
17.07 2012 GER - Cottbus - La Casa
18.07 2012 GER - Hamburg - RR Warehouse
19.07 2012 GER - Berlin - K17
20.07 2012 GER - Wohra - Ragnarock Open Air
21.07 2012 CZE - Prague - Klub 007
24.07 2012 AT - Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
25.07 2012 HUN - Budapest - Rocktogon << NEW!!
26.07 2012 CZE - Ostrava - Barrak Music Club
27.07 2012 GER - Pretzschendorf (Sachsen) - Dark Moon Festival
28.07 2012 GER - Obersinn - Eisenwahn Festival (afternoon show)
28.07 2012 GER - Rohr bei Meiningen - Riedfest (evening show)
04.08 2012 SWE - Ludvika - Gamrocken
Web : www.demonical.net
_Six Feet Under today have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Ola Englund to their ranks. Englund, who makes his first official appearance with the band on the 18 Nights Of Blood Tour commencing next month, takes the place of Rob Arnold.
Chris Barnes comments on the new recruit:
"Ola is an amazing guitarist and was chosen for his superlative technique and style of playing. We believe he will be the perfect complement to Steve Swanson, and the devastating rhythm section that is Talley/Hughell. Steve, Kevin, Jeff and myself are so looking forward to Ola's entrance into the band upon the release of Undead and the commencement of our first tour next month with Dying Fetus and Revocation. We can't wait for you to witness the new killing machine that is Six Feet Under! Ola takes over duties for our good friend and death metal warrior Rob Arnold who will be retiring from touring but will remain a central writing partner and fellow collaborator on future SFU releases. We are all sad to not have Rob on the road with us, but are confidant and 110% psyched that Ola is now within the ranks of the Undead and will be ready to lay waste to every stop along the way! Hails!
"When I got the call from Chris, it felt unreal; first thing that popped up in my head was, 'why the hell did he want me -- the total gear nerd from Sweden -- to join his awesome band? To be able to share the stage with one of the biggest icons in death metal and the other killer musicians in SFU is a complete honor and a dream come true for me. I couldn't be happier about the situation! Also the new album blew my mind the first time I heard it, it's intense as hell, but still has the riffs and the grooves that Six Feet Under swears by. Fans are going to love it! I'm looking forward to kick some serious ass together with Chris, Kevin, Steve and Jeff! See you on tour!"
Check out video footage documenting Englund's supreme axe prowess here.
To celebrate its release the band will slaughter souls on a near three-week run of live ceremonies this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
_Today Whitechapel have released the third and final video in a series of which was filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 18th on Metal Blade Records. This video focuses on the vocal tracking process. The video can be viewed here: http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel/
After releasing several EP's, 2 albums and having toured Europe with the likes of Satyricon, Pain, Marduk, Nile and Vader among others, Swedish death commandersZonaria have recorded an 11 track heavy monster entitled 'Arrival of the Red Sun' with Jonas Kjellgren at the Abyss studios to be released on Listenable on July 23rd (EU) and August 14 (NA).
1) Arrival Of The Red Sun
2) Silent Holocaust
3) Gunpoint Salvation
4) Liberation Zero
5) The Blood That Must Be Paid
6) Desert Storms
7) A Lullaby To Those Still Alive
8) Full Spectrum Dominance
9) My Vengeance Remains
10) Face My Justice
11) CC Cowboys (bonus track Limited edition CD only)
Zonaria's latest music video "At War with the Inferior" can be viewed here
_Polish death metal troopers Gortal will hit the studio on 16th June 2012 to begin recording of their second album 'Deamonolith' for an autumn 2012 release by Pagan Records. All tracks will be laid down at Studio Progresja with Paweł Janos Grabowski at the helm. The cover artwork will be created again by Michał Xaay Loranc, who has previously worked with bands such as Nile, Behemoth, Armagedon, Trauma and many more.
Chryste - guitars, vox (Pyorrhoea)
Major - guitars (Conquest Icon)
Desecrate - drums (ex-Lost Soul, ex-Pyorrhoea)
Michael - session bass (Pandemonium)
_Cattle Decapitation unleash new video warfare in the form of new studio footage in respect of their 'Monolith of Inhumanity'sessions - vocals and much more banter can be found clicking here.
Vocalist Travis Ryan states that: ""Kids always ask me how I do my vocals and here it is... the vocals studio report for our new album 'Monolith of Inhumanity'. As you can see, polar bear pajama pants and a really stupid haircut really help me achieve those pitches needed to push the melodic high vocals over the top. You will also find there actually are no 'pirate' influences in the studio. Nor any ninjas, vampires, zombies or Chuck Norris paraphernalia in there either so sit down, shut up and smell the farts… there's at least two of 'em in there if you listen closely…"
More cowbell is announced in the form of their upcoming 'Summers Shockwave Festival Tour', which also sees the likes of Voivod, Fear Factory, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame take to the battlefront. Tickets are on sale now and Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in August including three UK dates
Tour Dates with Incantation + Hatesphere
14th LEEDS – The Well
15th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
16th LONDON – Underworld
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