All the news that’s fit to copy and paste.
Check out this lineup for Netherlands Deathfest 2017 and then change your pants. Lots of Toilet Ov Hell faves on this one. Still, it doesn’t compare to the revamped MDF lineup. How bizarre!
Hammerfall fans will get the chance to raise their swords high as the band has booked a winter tour across Europe.
Trivium will be touring the US with Sabaton and Huntress starting this September.
Scar Symmetry will also be touring the US in September along with Arsis, Shattered Sun, and Painted In Exile. I had never heard of Painted in Exile before and decided to give them a listen. After listening to this song, I can definitively say “yeah, nah.”
Israel’s Orphaned Land will be doing a month-long tour this November in Europe along with Voodoo Kungfu, Imperial Age, and Crisalida.
Meshuggah will be touring North America starting in October with direct support from High On Fire.
Drummer Dirk Verbeuren has left Soilwork to join the musician revolving door known as Megadeth full time. Verbeuren had this to say about his decision:
“They say the biggest decisions in life are the hardest to make. This decision falls under that category. As a drummer I’ve always enjoyed the evolution of my path. The past twelve years with Soilwork have been incredible, a portion of my life I honor with pride. When I was approached to join Megadeth– a childhood dream come true and something I never anticipated- I was beyond excited to even consider the realm of possibility. But truth be told, I couldn’t have rightfully made this step without the support and blessing of my Soilwork family.
For that I owe a huge thank you to Bjorn, Sven, David, Sylvain and Markus. You have allowed me to see what lies ahead, and you’re my brothers in metal. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth and for your encouragement and support. Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled to perform and create badass music with you guys. To the fans, this is a new chapter for us; I hope we can enjoy this ride together!”
Dark Tranquillity‘s next album Atoma will be released on November 4th, 2016 via Century Media Records. They will be touring the US with Swallow The Sun, Enforcer, and Starkiller this coming winter with plans to hit Europe in 2017. Take a look at the album’s artwork:
Speaking of Gnaw Their Tongues, the band will be doing a short Northeast run following the fest with Theologian, Lament Cityscape and Kintaan.
10/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Franky Bradley’s
11/02 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
11/04 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
11/05 Portland, Maine @ SPACE Gallery
11/06 Montreal, QC @ TBA
Metal cruise/puke-and-diarrhea petri dish 70,000 Tons Of Metal has begun to announce bands for its 2017 edition. So far Amaranthe, Amorphis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Cruachan, Death Angel, Dying Fetus, Equilibrium, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kalmah, Kamelot, Nile, Orphaned Land, Powerglove, Suffocation, and Therion have all signed up to be trapped on a floating toilet with a bunch of drunken metal fans. More bands will be announced soon, so get your tetanus shots now.
In slightly happier Soilwork news, the band has released a new song “These Absent Eyes” from their upcoming rarities album Death Resonance, out August 19th from Nuclear Blast Records.
Psalm Zero will be hitting up the Northern States and a little bit of Canada next month on a brief tour.
08/04 Providence RI @ Dusk w/ Tovarish, Hadean, Snowbeasts
08/05 Salem MA @ Koto w/ Sun Drifter, Phantom Glue
08/06 Portland ME @ SPACE Gallery w/ Purse, An Anderson, Clan of Dyad
08/08 Toronto ON @ Array Space w/ Ayahuasca
08/10 Chicago IL @ Subterranean w/ Cool Memories
08/11 Cleveland OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Nyodene D
08/12 Allentown PA @ Alternative Gallery
08/13 New York NY @ venue TBA (formerly Acheron) w/ MV Carbon
The band also recently put out a new video for their song “Not Guilty”.
Humorcore masters Psychostick have premiered a new video for their song “So. Heavy.” The video, which is in typical wacky Psychostick fashion, contains a not-subtle dig at Metal Hammer Magazine.
Here’s a new groovy track from Red Fang. The track will appear on their upcoming album Only Ghosts due out on October 14 via Relapse Records.
Professional weedily deediliers Allegaeon have a new 8 minute song out called “Gray Matter Mechanics – Appassionata Ex Machinea.” If play-throughs are your thing, watch the video below to learn just how it is done.
White man from the suburbs Phil Labonte is still an idiot, retweeting this:
Phildo also gave an interview to the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine. Read about him moving to New Hampshire to be with his one true love. If you don’t want to read about him gushing over weaponry, just enjoy this picture of his tattoos that would make Ayn Rand dry hump a bald eagle.
- Norma Jean have released a new track via Revolver.
- Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage wrote a lengthy, heartfelt post in regards to recent violent events and people’s responses on his Facebook page.
- Metal Blade has released their “Six Bands In 60 Seconds – Summer 2016” video featuring Abnormality, Exumer, Native Construct and more.
- Defeated Sanity have a new song streaming via No Clean Singing.
- Twilight Force have a shiny new lyric video for the song “Battle Of The Arcane Might” which is helpful because now you know how many times they say words like “mages” and “magic.”
- A new snippit of a Chthonic song can be heard here.
- Blackgate aka The Best Unsigned Band In Michigan just released their new album Ronin. Give them your money.
- Argonauta Records have released a new free sampler featuring music from bands like Hollow Leg, Eyes Front North, Jordaan, and Beneath The Storm.
- Archspire will begin recording their 3rd album next month in Colorado with producer Dave Otero.
- Oakland sludgy doomies Badr Vogu have released two new tracks from their upcoming album Wroth.
- Something about some band possibly putting out an album at some point in the next 100 years.