by Webmaster / 14 ViewsWashington-based grindcore outfit THE DRIP has booked several new upcoming shows across the Pacific Northwest in support of their Relapse Records-released The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability debut album.THE DRIP's new shows include an opening slot at the Seattle date of the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, and Horrendous on March 28th. That set is followed by a headlining show in Olympia the following night, March 29th, and the weekend cones to a smoldering finale with a show in Portland March 30th, with Nails, Toxic Holocaust, and Gatecreeper. Additional shows are to be expected.THE DRIP Live:3/28/2017 Neptune - Seattle, WA @ Decibel Tour w/ Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous3/29/2017 Obsidian - Olympia, WA3/30/2017 Analog Café & Theater - Portland, OR w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper
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HELSOTT – whose exotic sound mixes melodic death with pagan influences – has signed with M-Theory Audio, who will release the group's new five-song EP, The Healer, on April 28. The cover art by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth) can be seen above.
Since forming seven years ago, HELSOTT – whose name means “fatal illness” in Old Norse – has paid homage to pagan cultures and mythologies while keeping true to their American influences. The group's unique mix of folk metal, death metal, symphonic metal, thrash, classical and rock first caught the attention of audiences on a large scale during the 2013 Paganfest North American tour, where they performed with Ensiferum, Tyr and Trollfest. The group built further momentum the following year with the release of their debut full-length, Woven, behind which they toured alongside Arkona and Heidevolk.
HELSOTT now returns with The Healer, a five-song EP recorded in part at Southern California's Trench Studios (Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn) and mixed and mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex Deo). The release spawned from the band's successful crowd-sourcing campaign to fund the recording of Woven, when they offered to write a song about a fan who pledged a certain amount. A patron named Doc – who was indeed a doctor – took them up on their offer, and the band liked the final result so much that they decided to write and record additional new songs to be issued in conjunction.
M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, the former president of Century Media Records' North American office. Its roster also includes Bay Area thrash outfit Cultural Warfare, Las Vegas heavyweights Sicocis and Sacramento headbangers Blessed Curse, among others.
“We are beyond excited to be working with the M-Theory Audio team,” says HELSOTT vocalist Eric Dow. “Marco is one of the true good guys of the industry and we look forward to everything he and his respected team brings to the table. We plan on bringing an equal amount of work to this partnership and we feel like this union will only benefit everyone involved, especially our amazing fans!”
HELSOTT will perform live in California in the coming weeks alongside Immolation and Evergrey. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.
See HELSOTT live:
3/5 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA (w/ Immolation)
5/9 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA (w/ Evergrey)
Mikey Muller – bass
David Walston – guitar
Eric Dow – vocals
Steph Robinson – orchestration/vocals
Cooper Dustman – drums
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Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) are currently touring in Australia supporting their latest effort “But Wait… There’s More!”. Furthermore the band has announced their next tours and shows, check out below all the confirmed dates:
02.10.17 ADELAIDE, AU - CROWN & ANCHOR
02.11.17 PERTH, AU - AMPLIFIER
02.12.17 MELBOURNE, AU - BENDIGO HOTEL
02.13.17 HOBART, AU - REPUBLIC BAR
02.16.17 CANBERRA, AU - TRANSIT LOUNGE
02.17.17 SYDNEY, AU - FACTORY FLOOR
02.18.17 BRISBANE, AU - CROWBAR
02.19.17 SYDNEY, AU - BLACKWIRE (all ages)
PUERTO RICO 2017
03.25.17 SAN JUAN, PR - LA RESPUESTA
WESTERN CANADA 2017
04.21.17 WINNIPEG, CAN - MANITOBA METALFEST
04.22.17 SASKATOON, CAN - LOUIS
04.23.17 EDMONTON, CAN - UNION HALL
04.24.17 CALGARY, CAN - MARQUEE
04.26.17 VANCOUVER, CAN - RICKSHAW THEATER
04.28.17 SEATTLE, WA - EL CORAZON
04.29.17 PORTLAND, OR - DANTE'S
04.30.17 EUGENE, OR - WHIRLED PIES
05.01.17 GRANTS PASS, OR - SOUND LOUNGE
05.02.17 RED BLUFF, CA - OPHIDIAN STUDIOS
05.03.17 RENO, NV - SHEAS TAVERN
05.04.17 SACRAMENTO, CA - ACE OF SPADES
05.05.17 SALINAS, CA - FOX THEATER
05.06.17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SLIMS
05.07.17 WILLITS, CA - COMMUNITY CENTER
More shows and tours to be announced soon!
D.R.I. released their new EP, “But Wait… There’s More!”, on June 10th, via Beer City Records. Order the EP here: http://store.beercity.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BCOS&Category_Code=DRI
by Webmaster / 14 ViewsNew Orleans' GOATWHORE will return to the road later this month as part of Metal Blade Records' 35th Anniversary Tour alongside labelmates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone. The band's latest trek will stretch from February 21st through March 15thwith various headlining dates scattered throughout. From there, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks' worth of shows from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, GOATWHORE will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records' 35th Anniversary Tour stops. See a full listing of dates below.GOATWHORE recently completed tracking the follow-to their globally adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length. Titled Vengeful Ascension, the band's latest studio offering was captured atEarth Analog near Champaign, Illinois. Fans will be able to preorder Vengeful Ascension as part of an exclusive bundle only available directly from the band's merch booth on both tours. The bundle will come with a T-shirt and laminate exclusive to this preorder bundle only. The laminate will contain a special code to input online to have the physical copy of the album ship when released.GOATWHORE w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/21/2017 Spirit Hall - Pittsburgh, PA *no Whitechapel, Necromancing The Stone
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY * GOATWHORE only
2/24/2017 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
2/26/2017 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/27/2017 The Frequency - Madison, WI * GOATWHORE only2/28/2017 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY * GOATWHORE only3/04/2017 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
3/07/2017 Divebar - Las Vegas, NV * no Whitechapel
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA3/12/2017 The Rock - Tucson, AZ * no Whitechapel
3/14/2017 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues - Dallas, TXEnd Tour
w/ Amon Amarth:
5/01/2017 Vinyl - Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
5/06/2017 The National - Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA - Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount - Huntington, NY5/11/2017 The Garrison - Toronto, ON * GOATWHORE only
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI5/13/2017 Three Floyds Brewing - Munster, IN5/16/2017 The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO5/19/2017 Lookout - Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KYIssued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, topping their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Crowned their most, "varied record to date, as well as their strongest," by Pitchfork and, "unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive," by PopMatters. Constricting Rage Of The Merciless can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/goatwhore.
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Pitch Black Records is thrilled to announce its 50th album release with the signing of legendary Greek Epic/Doom Metal act REFLECTION!
REFLECTION, the driving force of Hellenic Epic/Doom Metal, will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next year and they are now back, with their fourth album, “Bleed Babylon Bleed”! It’s been eight years since the band’s last offering, making this an eagerly awaited release; and with a new vocalist in their ranks this becomes an even more anticipated release!
With nine track of pure solid epic doom heavy metal, “Bleed Babylon Bleed” has all the elements that have defined REFLECTION’s superb musicianship throughout the years. The band has matured since a long time ago, yet their sound is even more refined now and full-bodied, still incorporating their signature fast to mid and low tempo song ranges. “Bleed Babylon Bleed” is just oozing with atmosphere, epic melodies and powerful emotions as it deals mainly with the Pontic Genocide (as well as genocides in general). The final track marks the album’s culmination as it features a Pontian lyra (masterfully played by Pavlantis) that takes a lead role, beautifully mixed with the rest of the instruments, for an utterly bone-chilling effect.
Special mention should be made to the guest appearance of Mats Leven of CANDLEMASS. Besides his majestic input on this album, this is also of particular importance since CANDLEMASS have always been a primary influence for REFLECTION. Other noteable guest appearances include Albert Bell (FORSAKEN) and Kostas Tokas (RELOAD).
“Bleed Babylon Bleed”, is out on April 7th worldwide on CD and Digital. Pre-orders are up at http://store.pitchblackrecords.com and http://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com.
A track is now available for streaming and free download at www.pitchblackrecords.com .
George Thomaidis – Vocals
Stathis Pavlantis – Guitars
George Pavlantis – Drums
John Litinakis – Bass
Iraklis Loukakis – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Album track listing:
1. Marching to Glory
2. Glorious Victory
3. The Iron Tower
4. Fallen Shadow
5. Takla Makan
6. Time Traveller
8. Ruler of My Own Land
9. Bleed Babylon Bleed