Raleigh, North Carolina’s amazingly hard rockin’ Demon Eyehave announced their new album, ‘Prophecies And Lies’, will be released August 11th via Soulseller Recordson CD, vinyl, and digital formats. The new album was recorded by Mike Dean of Corrosion Of Conformity/Righteous Fool in the band’s hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, and displays a strong musical progression with mighty doomened riffs, haunting melodies and head bang-worthy anthems. Demon Eye are bringing vintage heavy darkness for modern times and current day evils. New track “The Waters And The Wild” is streaming below.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
“The Waters And The Wild”
“In The Spider’s Eye”
“Dying For It”
“Power Of One”
“Prophecies And Lies”
Hot on the heels of their recently released and critically acclaimed magnum opus Heartless and fresh off of a US headline tour in support of it, comes this. The genre-defying giants Pallbearer have announced an extensive North American run commencing in late July (supporting Gojira) and then continuing onward as a headline tour from August through September. Support on several of the latter dates will come from Kayo Dot andGost. Check out the full routing below.
Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) and it is out now from Profound Lore Records.
29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
30 – Berkley, CA – UC Theater *
1 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
2 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater *
5 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
6 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage
8 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
10 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factor *
11 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall *
12 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s *
13 – Edmonton, AB – Brixx ^
15 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt ^
16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ^
17 – Portland, OR – Bossanova ^
19 – Missoula, MT – Pub Station
20 – Billings, MT – Top Hat Lounge
22 – Regina, SK – Exchange %
23 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will %
24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium %
25 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose %
26 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe %
27 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club %
29 – Detroit, MI – El Club %
30 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace %
31 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey %
1 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles %
2 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB %
5 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall %
6 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery %
7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch
8 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade %
9 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse %
The New Jersey melodic metal collectiveLethal Affection have issued their brand new Official Video for the song ‘Frozen In Time‘. The single appears on the band’s upcoming full-length album “Choose A Side” due out this fall. “Choose A Side” was recorded at Conclave Studios in Manhattan, produced by Corey Pierce of God Forbid, and mixed by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris.
The band was founded five years ago in New Brunswick, N.J. by guitarists Joe Percario and Nick Kashmanian who were then joined by lead vocalist Noah Simon. Soon, the missing piece was added when drummer Cameron Rozell came on board and this high-energy metal outfit was set into motion. Structured with shredding guitar, heavy grooves, and operatic vocals, Lethal Affection have created a powerfully appealing body of work. This new video clip, as well as its Lyric Video predecessor, ‘Taste Of Anarchy‘ (streaming below) do well in establishing the band’s fierce technicality.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Make sure to check out Lethal Affection live. More shows will be announced soon!
8/26: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Ride For Dime)
Southern Louisiana’s even more southerner hard rockersVermilion Whiskey have just offered their latest batch of their finest distilled rock ‘n roll for our consumption. The band’s new Official Lyric Video for their track ‘Come Find Me‘ is fermented and aged with righteous riffery and intoxicating rhythms. With vocals drenched in soulful tones and intensely inflected emotion, the song is a fine representation of that inebriating elixer that is Vermilion Whiskey.
If you are so late to the party that you still have not picked up the band’s blues ‘n boozy collection of tunes on ‘Spirit Of Tradition‘ (out now!) then shame on you. It’s blue collar rock through and through as the fine example above, ‘Come Find Me‘, goes down so smoothly when consumed responsibly.
The French psychedelic sonicnauts in Mars Red Sky will release a very limited edition 12″ EP titled ‘Myramyd‘ on June 17th. This brand new track was recorded and mixed live on analog tape at La Nef venue in Angoulême, France. Limited to 500 copies, 200 of them will be numbered and come as a special “Hellfest Edition” bundle, including a unique silkscreen created by French design teamArrache Toi Un Oeil, a totebag and other goodies.
The artwork and layout for ‘Myramyd‘ were designed by Carlos Olmo. Pre-orders for this must-have collectible are open now at this location.
The crushing, deathly doom band Vallenfyre, which features members of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride members, has unleashed a new official video. The clip is for the track ‘The Merciless Tide‘ from the band’s just-released third album, “Fear Those Who Fear Him”, which came out on June 2nd from Century Media Records. The band Vallenfyre is the brainchild of Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor Mackintosh who is joined by guitarist/bassist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride) and drummer Waltteri Väyrynen.
Mackintosh spoke about the new song and video saying:”‘The Merciless Tide‘ is about the relentless march of time and also wishing you could be in someone else’s shoes to save them suffering. In the video, we see a man going through immense suffering over a long period of time, never being able to grasp the things he craves, whilst faceless tormentors observe in indifference. This is incredibly grim, so enjoy.”
‘Fear Those Who Fear Him‘ was once again produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, YOB, Beastmilk) at Audiosiege Mastering in Portland, Oregon. The cover artwork was created by Hal Rotter.
“Fear Those Who Fear Him” was released as gatefold LP+CD on limited colored and regular black 180-gram vinyl, as special edition digipak (international version), jewelcase CD (Canada, USA, Mexico only) and on all digital/streaming platforms.
‘The Merciless Tide‘ is the latest visualizer from Vallenfyre and follows the previously issued ‘An Apathetic Grave‘ Lyric Vido and ‘Kill Your Masters‘ Official Video, both are streaming below.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
‘Fear Those Who Fear Him‘ track listing:
1. Born To Decay
4. An Apathetic Grave
6. Amongst The Filth
7. The Merciless Tide
8. Dead World Breathes
9. Soldier Of Christ
10. Cursed From The Womb
11. Kill All Your Masters
12. Temple Of Rats
Melvins drummer Dale Croverhas shared the below stream of “Little Brother” from his upcoming new solo album, “The Fickle Finger Of Fate“. Joyful Noise Recordings will have that album available on August 4th. Pre-orders are up at this location.
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker
Chicken Ala King
The Members Bounce
None, No More
The Short Con
Slide On Up
Giant Hunka Cake
Fickle Finger of Fate
There Goes The Neighborhood
Our Supreme Leader
I Found The Way Out
Just days after announcing their amicable split with guitarist Pete Adamshere, progressive metallers Baroness have given us a proper introduction to their newest member, Gina Gleason. That introduction to the new guitarist is being made via two rehearsal room video clips for the songs ‘Chlorine And Wine‘ and ‘Morningstar‘. It goes without saying that Gina is, or must be, an incredibly talented player to have so readily stepped into the Baroness spotlight at this time. Plus, she is also adding a new element to the beloved act…female vocal parts. The band’s well respected, revered status within the metal/music community is enough to put the sensation of pressure on anyone but she seems to be right at home in the insightful peeks below. Judge for yourself…
In what is sure to be a highly successful touring trek, the industrial metal band Pain, led by the multi-instrumentalist/producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity) will tour North America for their first time ever this year. The band will be direct support to Orphaned Land on a run that also features Voodoo Kung Fu as openers. The tour itself will commence the day after an anxiously awaited performance at ProgPower USA2017
Peter Tägtgren commented:
“Painheads of America and Canada! We’re happy to finally be doing a North American tour together with Orphaned Land. Be there or be square. It might be the only chance to see Pain on this continent!:
09/09 Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA
With Orphaned Land & Voodoo Kung Fu:
09/10 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
09/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/12 Montreal, QC – Katacombes
09/13 Toronto, ON – Garrison
09/15 Chicago, IL – Wire
09/18 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
09/21 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go