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GOATWHORE To Release 'Vengeful Ascension' Album In June

GOATWHORE will release its new album, "Vengeful Ascension", on June 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's seventh full-length was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, GRUESOME), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan. "Working with Rutan was awesome," says GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust. ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE To Release 'Slime And Punishment' Album In June

Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE will release its sixth album, "Slime And Punishment", on June 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single from the disc, "Amateur Sketch", can be streamed below. Ryan Waste states: "We've been getting punished for the last five years by people asking for a new album. Now we're here to return ...

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Kiss Rocks Vegas - KISS

Playing Vegas for a succession of dates used to carry a stigma, perhaps because it was where Elvis Presley reeled off a legendary number of performances in the waning moments of his life and career before. A musician or band hitting Vegas for more than two gigs in one trip was frequently, if mostly in ...

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Cast the First Stone - ION DISSONANCE

It has been six years since ION DISSONANCE's last album, 2010's "Cursed". That is far too long a wait for many fans of a band that delivers its battery somewhere at the intersection of deathcore and heavy prog. Fortunately, the time that has lapsed since then hasn't done the group any harm. While not as ...

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OVERKILL, ONSLAUGHT, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET Featured On 'Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy'

Metalville Records has released a Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) tribute album called "Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy". This is not just a classic tribute record — bands like OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION, MONSTER MAGNET, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET and ONSLAUGHT are playing their favorite songs. The master himself, Lemmy, is on this record with three tracks — ...

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Video: PIERCE THE VEIL Performs 'Circles' On 'Conan'

PIERCE THE VEIL made its late-night television talk show debut last night on "Conan", performing the band's hot new single, "Circles". Video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Inspired by last fall's horrific terriorist attack in Paris, "Circles" tells a hypothetical tale of two friends at the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL show and ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL Tells Story Behind 'Circles' Song (Video)

California-based progressive post-hardcore band PIERCE THE VEIL has just released a video clip that tells the story of the inspiration and recording of their new single "Circles". The song is taken from the band's brand new album, "Misadventures", which was released on May 13 via Fearless Records. Inspired by last fall's horrific terriorist attack in ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Releases 'Monster' Video

STITCHED UP HEART's debut full-length offering, "Never Alone", is set for a June 17 release via Another Century. The group's new video for the Active Rock single "Monster" can be seen below. STITCHED UP HEART singer Mixi states: "The track 'Monster' was the very first song we wrote for the new record with Another Century. ...

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OVERKILL To Tour Europe With CROWBAR, SHREDHEAD, DESECRATOR

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. sludge metal kings CROWBAR, Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD and Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR. Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Let the killing begin — yes, yes, yes, here we go again. With a lead ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL: New Song 'Circles' Available For Streaming

Rock band PIERCE THE VEIL has released "Circles", a brand new song from its next album, "Misadventures", due out May 13 on Fearless Records. Just yesterday, "Circles" was named the "Hottest Record In The World" on BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac show, and in less than 24 hours, the track has soared past 100,000 YouTube ...

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Incarnate - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

When metalcore hit an impetus, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE nearly did likewise with the unfortunate departure of Howard Jones, who left to battle Type 2 diabetes and depression. For many, Jones remains a brave voice along with Lajon Witherspoon of SEVENDUST for bringing soul to a genre that went a step further because of them. Moving forward, ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces This Year's Edition Of KNOTFEST JAPAN

After slaying the senses of 50,000 fans at the November 2014 debut of Knotfest Japan, SLIPKNOT, premier Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.), and 5B Artist Management have announced its return in 2016. Set for November 5-6, this marks the second outing of the international festival Knotfest, which debuted in November 2014 to a sold-out ...

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SHEER TERROR To Release 'Bulldog' Box Set

Graffiti-covered subway trains, the crack epidemic, squeegee men...New York City was a very different place in the 1980s. But all that urban decay made the perfect breeding ground for a pack of groundbreaking musical movements that would take the industry by force. Lurking in its darkest back alleyways was the New York hardcore scene with ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release 'Live At The Slaughterhouse' CD/DVD In February

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release a new concert CD/DVD, "Live At The Slaughterhouse", on February 26 via AFM. The 13-song set captures two performances in the U.K. (Bristol and London) featuring the lineup of Sy Keeler (vocals), Nige Rockett (guitar), Leigh Chambers (guitar), Jeff Williams (bass) and Mic Hourihan (drums). "Live At The Slaughterhouse" DVD/CD ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-PENANCE Singer

Victor Arduini, a founding member/guitarist of FATES WARNING, has joined forces with Brian Balich, the almighty voice of ARGUS as well as the former singer of PENANCE, in a new project called ARDUINI/BALICH. Victor began writing new music after FREEDOMS REIGN ended its 2013 promotional tour. "I wanted to really challenge myself again with the ...

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What Should Not Be Unearthed - NILE

After taking a few lumps from the metal public on 2012's "At the Gate of Sethu", Karl Sanders, all that's left of the original NILE lineup that stunned the metal underground with their Egyptian-themed death grind classic "Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka", along with Dallas Toler-Wade, and George Kollias welcome new bassist Brad Parris for ...

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ONSLAUGHT Recruits Guitarist IAIN GT DAVIES

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have recruited guitarist Iain GT Davies as the full-time replacement for longtime absentee Andy Rosser Davies. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "We are super stoked to welcome Iain as a full-time member of ONSLAUGHT. He's a great guitarist and a real cool guy who has fitted seamlessly into our long established lineup. ...

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STEELWING: 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Swedish metallers STEELWING will release their new album, "Reset, Reboot, Redeem", on November 20 via NoiseArt Records. The artwork for the CD was created by Swedish artist Sandra Österberg Brolin. The band states: "For this album, we wanted a cover with a genuine artistic feel. We chose to work with Sandra Österberg Brolin, a talent ...

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STEELWING To Release 'Reset, Reboot, Redeem' Album In November

Almost four years since their sophomore album, "Zone Of Alienation", was released, Swedish metallers STEELWING are ready to return to the scene. Though still rooted in the traditional heavy metal their fans have come to expect, the new CD has more than a few surprises in store. "With two well-received albums behind us we could ...

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Shadow World - WOLFHEART

Disbanding all of his prior units BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, THE FINAL HARVEST, DAWN OF SOLACE and ROUTASIELU, multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen created WOLFHEART in 2012 as his one-man show. Now with a full ensemble behind him for the entity's second offering, "Shadow World", WOLFHEART sounds like a proper harbinger of Hell, corralling black ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Rejoins CAPARISON GUITARS

Caparison Guitars has welcomed Adam Dutkiewicz of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE back into the family. Many people who have caught KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their recent tour have already seen Adam owning the stage with his new Angelus-M3B and TAT Special models. Caparison Guitars are also the only choice for Adam in the studio as KILLSWITCH ...

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