Like a phoenix undead, Brooklyn based black/doom/sludge trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE has returned! After putting the band on ice in 2012, Darren Verni, Ryan Lipynsky and Jay Newman have decided to resurrect and start playing together once again. The band is already currently writing new music for what will be their sixth full-length album and fourth for Relapse Records.
2015 has shown sparks of life already for the band with the 2xCD release of Ouroboros; a compilation of hard to find songs, vinyl only releases and a few unreleased gems from years past. This collection was released on Throne Records and is available at this location.
In the past UNEARTHLY TRANCE has shared the stage with the heaviest bands on the planet including The Melvins, Sleep, Electric Wizard, High On Fire, Autopsy and Morbid Angel to name a few. NowUNEARTHLY TRANCE have announced their first performances in over three years with a few NYC area shows booked in May and July with support from Samothrace, Primitive Man and Churchburn. A series of Northeast dates are also in the works for August as well as a soon to be announced Fest in California this November.
This week, Death-worshippers GRUESOME unveil their debut LP, Savage Land, via Relapse Records. Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, GRUESOMEchannels inspiration from one of death metal's most revered founding American acts, Death, into their own mangled interpretations. Boasting eight crushing tracks of late-'80s/early-'90s Florida-styled death metal madness, GRUESOME truly and sincerely keeps the sound and spirit of Chuck Schuldiner and Death alive. In a 5/5 review, Stereokiller says "If you like old school death metal and are looking to travel back in time with a new record, this is an absolute must."
No rest for the wicked!
This is the motto of Portuguese Metal pioneers MOONSPELL, who just came back from an extensive tour through Europe. After their successful album release of the Dark Metal masterpiece Extinct earlier this year and chart entries all over Europe, MOONSPELL are hitting the road again in the US! Together with Septic Flesh and Deathstars the tour starts this week and winds-up End of May. Make sure to get your tickets fast!
MOONSPELL have also released a brand new lyric video for the track “Medusalem”, that can be seen here!
US TOUR MOONSPELL
/w Septicflesh & Deathstars
24.04.15 MEX – Mexico City / Circo Vulador
25.04.15 TX – Austin / Dirty Dog
26.04.15 TX – Fort Worth / The Rail Club
28.04.15 AZ – Phoenix / Joe's Grotto
29.04.15 CA – Ramona / Ramona Mainstage
30.04.15 NV – Las Vegas / LVCS
02.05.15 CA – Oakland / Metro Opera House
03.05.15 OR – Portland / Tonic Lounge
04.05.15 WA – Seattle / Studio Seven
05.05.15 WA – Spokane / The Pin!
06.05.15 CAN – Vancouver/ Rickshaw Theatre
09.05.15 IN – Indianapolis / Emerson Theater
10.05.15 MO – Kansas City / Riot Room
11.05.15 IL – Chicago / Reggie's
12.05.15 OH – Cleveland / The Agora Theatre
13.05.15 CAN – Toronto / The Opera House
14.05.15 CAN – Montreal / Theatre Corona
15.05.15 NY – Rochester / Montage Music Hall
16.05.15 PA – Worcester / The Palladium
17.05.15 NY – New York / Gramercy Theatre
18.05.15 VA – Springfield / Empire
19.05.15 GA – Atlanta / The Masquerade
XANDRIA’s new EP is called Fire & Ashes and it is going to be released worldwide on July 31st via Napalm Records! Have a glance at the wonderful cover art, that was designed by Felipe Machado, known also for his works with Rage, Blind Guardian, Iron Savior and Rhapsody of Fire, to name a few.
There are three brand new songs on the EP, which are “Voyage of the Fallen”, “Unembraced” & “In Remembrance”. In addition to those tracks, the band decided to re-record two all time favorites of XANDRIA’s fans, just the way they think the songs should sound like in 2015. These songs are: “Ravenheart” (originally recorded for the album Ravenheart in 2004) and “Now & Forever” (India, 2005).
XANDRIA talked about recording select cover songs that might be included in this EP, the first one is Sonata Arctica’s classic “Don`t Say A Word” and as for the second, XANDRIA said the following:
“During the photoshoot for the Sacrificium record we were digging through our music libraries to find something appropriate for getting us in the right mood. At some point we got stuck with an artist every one of us had a crush on someone with and a story to tell about back then from our teenager days in the earlier 90ies. We straight away started joking about doing a XANDRIA version of this particular song, but really forgot about it until the discussion of doing some remake for an EP came up again. With the biggest respect we started this operation of transforming one of our all time faves, a real classic, into a XANDRIA hymn. Well, we think we quite did an “okay” job and on July the 31st it`s your turn to decide whether you`ve got a favorite song or not ;-): “Fire & Ashes” will contain our intonation of Meat Loaf’s “I would do anything for love (but I won’t do that)”. This one is for you! Enjoy!”
Catch XANDRIA on their upcoming live shows:
25.04.15 DE - Stockholm / Stockholm Rocks
16.05.15 DE - Neumünster / Dark Nature Festival
23.05.15 RO - Bucharest / Iubim2rot
09.07.15 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
08.08.15 ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
/w Powerwolf - Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Köln / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
17.10.15 NL - Eindhoven / FemMe - Female Metal Festival
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
On their fifth album Moksha, the instrumental groove rockers MY SLEEPING KARMA show us their most varied side! Be it one of their live shows, be it one of their albums: these German Psychedelic Rockers will definitely enthrall with their upcoming masterpiece! Find the brand new music video for the track “Prithvi”& be prepared to be send on a deep mental journey!
Moksha is set to be released via Napalm Records on June 1st in the UK & June 6th US/CAN! Before the album release MY SLEEPING KARMA are hitting the road near you.
Check out their tour dates here:
25.04.15 DE - Berlin / Desertfest
26.04.15 UK - London / Desertfest
08.05.15 CH - Zürich / Kinski
09.05.15 IT - Brescia / Desert Fox Fest
22.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Eightballs
23.05.15 GR - Athens / An Club
29.05.15 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal Album Release Show
30.05.15 DE - Köln / Underground
03.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
20.06.15 CH - Genf / Fete de la Musique
26.06.15 DE - Fulda / Kulturkeller
27.06.15 DE - Köln / Underground
31.07.15 DE - Breitenbach /Burg Herzberg Festival
01.08.15 DE - Bad Kötzing / Void Fest
Swedish Rock’n’Rollers HONEYMOON DISEASE have announced their worldwide signing with Napalm Records! Their upcoming debut album is scheduled for a fall 2015 and will be one of the finest groovy and speedy rock masterpieces yet. Be prepared for HONEYMOON DISEASE!
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records:
“We are absolutely excited to announce the Signing of Gothenburg´s Rock Band Honeymoon Disease! Jimmy and I have been friends for a couple years and in 2014 we released the labum MAMONT “The Valleys Below” (Jimmy´s other band) on Vinyl. Honeymoon Disease is a musical revelation for fans from Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow or Rush with a very similar charm and uniqueness to create timeless albums in the future. This summer we kick things of with a collectors edition webstore 7” Single release to give you a first taste of the debut album!”
HONEYMOON DISEASE on the signing with Napalm Records:
“Watch out! This is Honeymoon Disease! A speedy rock quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden, that will blow your pants off with heavy trimmed guitar-riffs and 70's rock'n'roll grooves. The band is stoked to announce the lounge of their debut album that will be released through Napalm Records this fall. So buckle up, this will be a hell of a ride!”
More info & news coming soon!
ROYAL THUNDER have debuted the video for “Time Machine,” from their recently released album, Crooked Doors, via Rolling Stone.
The video was directed by J.P. Bradburn who also worked with the band on their video for “Blue.” NPR said of the song, “’Time Machine’ moves with the stubborn resolve of a tightrope walker on a windy day: The song heaves along with intertwining guitars and the soulful vocal of Parsonz, who seems more aware of her dynamic abilities than ever.”
The Atlanta-quartet is currently on a Southeastern tour with Wilco, playing this evening at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. ROYAL THUNDER’s headlining tour kicks off May 28 in New Orleans and will include a brief run of shows with Halestorm and Rival Sons.
***All dates with Wild Throne***
May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia
May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada
May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain
Jun 02 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
Jun 03 San Diego, CA The Hideout
Jun 05 Anaheim, CA The Grove*
Jun 06 San Francisco, CA The Regency*
Jun 08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
Jun 09 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO*
Jun 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center*
Jun 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre*
Jun 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory*
Jun 14 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom*
Jun 16 Billings, MT Pub Station
Jun 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
Jun 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Jun 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
Jun 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar
Jun 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Jun 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
Jun 25 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
Jun 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
Jun 27 Providence, RI The Parlour
Jun 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Jun 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Jul 01 Richmond, VA The Camel
Jul 02 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
Jul 03 Atlanta, GA The Earl
*w/ Halestorm and Rival Sons (No Wild Throne)
New album "Come Ecliptic" out July, 10th!
American Progressive metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have confirmed a full European headline tour for the fall! The tour will kick off in Southampton in the UK on the 22nd of September and will bring the band to ten countries in total. Support comes from Haken.
Comments BTBAM singer Tommy Rogers: "We are pleased to announce that we are heading back to the UK and Europe later this year with Haken! We are very excited to play new material off of 'Coma Ecliptic' for all you, and to surround ourselves in your culture that we love so much. See you soon and let the coma begin!"
BETWEEN THE BURIED ANE ME
16/09/15 UK - Southampton - Talking Heads
17/09/15 UK - London - Electric Ballroom
18/09/15 UK - Manchester - Gorilla
19/09/15 UK - Glasgow - The Garage
20/09/15 UK - Leeds - The Key Club
22/09/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
23/09/15 UK - Brighton - The Haunt
25/09/15 FR - Paris - La Maroquinerie
26/09/15 BE - Brussels - Magasin 4
27/09/15 NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg
28/09/15 DE - Hamburg - Logo
29/09/15 DE - Berlin - Magnet
30/09/15 DE - München - Backstage Club
01/10/15 DE - Köln - Euroblast Festival
03/10/15 DK - Copenhagen - Vega Small Hall *
04/10/15 SE - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers *
05/10/15 NO - Oslo - John Dee *
06/10/15 SE - Stockholm - Klubben/Fryshuset *
08/10/15 FI - Helsinki - Tavastia *
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have just recently released a brand new song from their upcoming highly anticipated, seventh full-length album "Coma Ecliptic". Fans can listen to "Memory Palace" now by heading to metalblade.com/btbam. The upcoming album is also now available for pre-order with special bundles and packages offered, including: CD+DVD incl. an exclusive hour long behind the scenes making-of DVD, CD, DLP and two t-shirts. "Coma Ecliptic" will be officially released worldwide on July 10th, 2015. Grandiose, dynamic, heavy, melodic, technically challenging and more, this album delivers.
Pre-order link: metalblade.com/btbam
"Coma Ecliptic" was recorded in January and February of 2015 with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME producer Jamie King at Basement Recordings in North Carolina. Drums and piano were recorded with King and Kris Hilbert at the Fidelitorium. Final mixing and mastering was placed in the capable hands of Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME began their journey in the year 2000 in North Carolina. Over the past 15 years, they have released seven full-length albums, an EP, a live album, a covers album, and a blu-ray/DVD. Their current lineup has been consistent since 2005, and they have taken full advantage of a stable and productive group of musicians. Each of their albums since that year have debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart: Alaska (2005) at #121, The Anatomy Of (2006) at #151, Colors (2007) at #57, The Great Misdirect (2009) at #36, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP (2011) at #54, and The Parallax: Future Sequence (2012) at #22. Additionally, the band's first-ever Blu-ray release, Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Music Video Charts, impressively ahead of video releases from progressive legends Dream Theater and YES. Consistency and growth in an epoch of shrinking music sales is indicative of the supreme impact the band has had across the heavy and progressive music landscapes. The band is composed of vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarist Paul Waggoner, guitar Dustie Waring, bassist Dan Briggs and dummer Blake Richardson.
DEW-SCENTED are heading out on the "Thrash Mercenaries" tour across Europe in October together with Spain's ANGELUS APATRIDA, France's NO RETURN and HEBOÏDOPHRENIE as opening band.
Comments singer Leif Jensen: "We are excited to not only bring you a killer quality-package as far as live-acts, but also to share time on the road with friends and bands we appreciate! It's been a while since our last European headlining run and we will have the chance to properly present our upcoming album (to be released in the summer - Look out for more details in the coming days!) on this awesome string of 17 dates through eight countries! Spread the word and come out to show your support for deadly Thrash Metal!"
"Thrash Mercenaries" Tour 2015
+ ANGELUS APATRIDA
+ NO RETURN
15/10/15 FR - Paris - Glaz'art
16/10/15 FR - Selestat - Rock Your Brain Festival
17/10/15 DE - Münster - Sputnikhalle
18/10/15 NL - Almelo - Naxt stage
19/10/15 BE - Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest
20/10/15 DE - Siegen - Vortex Club
21/10/15 DE - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
22/10/15 DE - Berlin - K17
23/10/15 DE - Erfurt - From Hell Club
24/10/15 DE - Nürnberg - Hirsch
25/10/15 AT - Innsbruck - PMK
26/10/15 HU - Budapest - Dürer Kert
27/10/15 CZ - Prague - Nová Chmelnice
28/10/15 AT - Graz - Explosiv
29/10/15 CH - Zürich - Komplex Club
30/10/15 FR - Lyon - CCO
31/10/15 FR - Saintes - Hell'Oween Festival
See event link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580541372204110/