ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Announces North American Tour with IN FLAMES & RED

Canadian Metal Band ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN has announced that they will be joining IN FLAMES and RED for their 2019 Fall / Winter Tour. Launching November 2nd in Wichita, KS, the tour winds throughout the US and Canada, ending December 20th in Dallas, TX. The group will be touring in support of their new album, Harbinger, which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Tour Dates:
11/02 @ Wave – Wichita, KS
11/03 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
11/04 @ The Complex – Salt Lake CIty, UT
11/06 @ The Observatory – Santa Monica, CA
11/07 @ The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/08 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/09 @ Cargo – Reno, NV
11/10 @ The Senator – Chico, CA
11/11 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/13 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14 @ Modtown Ballroom – Bend, OR
11/16 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/17 @ Rickshaw Stop – Vancouver, BC
11/19 @ Palace – Calgary, AB
11/20 @ Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/22 @ The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
11/23 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/24 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/26 @ London Music Hall – London, ON
11/27 @Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
11/28 @ Bronson Centre – Ottowa, ON
12/03 @ L’imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
12/04 @ Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/05 @ Aura – Portland, ME
12/16 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/07 @ Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/08 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
12/10 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
12/11 @ The Signal – Chattanooga, TN
12/12 @ The Firmament – Greenville, SC
12/14 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/15 @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
12/16 @ Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
12/18 @ Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
12/19 @ Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX *
12/20 @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX *

* No RED

Harbinger Track List:
1. Hurricane on the Horizon
2. End of Existence
3. Witness
4. The Horror
5. Old Bones // New Blood
6. Better Off Without
7. Symbiotic
8. Omen of Loss
9. The Endless
10. Apocalyptic

The days get shorter during autumn, and the darkness lasts longer. As the leaves turn, life does as well. This annual change ushers in another season and all of its inherent possibilities. For as dark as it may seem, it offers the promise of a new chapter. Such contrast fuels Alberta, Canada metal outfit Arrival of Autumn. Sonically, precise metallic pummeling offsets sweeping and soaring hooks, while thematically apocalyptic imagery undercuts a glimmer of hope. The quintet—Jamison Friesen [lead vocals], Brendan Anderson [lead guitars], Ryan Sorensen [rhythm guitars], Kevin Student [bass], and Ty Fox [drums]—explores this dichotomy to the fullest extent on its full-length debut, Harbinger (Nuclear Blast).

“Symbolically, the arrival of autumn represents the leaves changing, the smell of decay, and the oncoming bleakness of winter,” says Jamison. “We’re entering a bleak time of year that can be translated to a mental state or the state of the world. However, things sometimes have to get a little bleak before they can get better. We’re attracted to art that reflects and accepts this side of humanity as part of nature. We’re going to grab the issues and address them head-on.”

Born and raised in the tiny city of Grande Prairie, the musicians grew up “300 miles from the nearest international airport.” Inspired by the likes of MetallicaLamb of GodTriviumBlack Dahlia Murder, and more, music doubled as a refuge from small town malaise and nearly six months of winter as the band formally came to life in 2011.

“When you’re in a boring city in the middle of nowhere, people find themselves susceptible to destructive habits, so you need to have a willingness to avoid those,” he continues. “Playing music is how we grounded ourselves.”

The musicians personally booked tours across the Great White North, attracting a growing fan base in the process. They unleashed a pair of independent albums—Endless Nights and Shadows—and caught the attention of super producer Jason Suecof (All That RemainsMotionless In WhiteWhitechapel). Not only did he turn them on to Nuclear Blast, but he manned the boards for Harbinger throughout 2018. Throughout intense sessions, the producer pushed the boys to maximize their potential all-around.

“Jason would analyze every part at a deep level,” he goes on. “We learned a ton from him in terms of how to write and really refine our approach. He brought the best out of us.”

Arrival of Autumn introduce Harbinger with the bludgeoning barrage of first single “The Endless.” Airtight riffing and a percussive onslaught culminate around an undeniable hook.

“We’re really into Westworld, and that inspired the song” says Jamison. “It addresses the human psyche and almost questions our free will and what drives us. Do we have free will, or are we simply going through our daily lives unchecked?”

Meanwhile, “Better Off Without” underscores a metallic maelstrom with a ponderous concept of “how at some point in history we gained conscience and we mistook it for a divine voice.” Elsewhere, “Witness” hinges on thick grooves and a refrain as haunting as its subject matter.
“That one is about trying to survive when everything around you is falling apart,” he remarks. “It’s told through a fictional apocalyptic setting, nodding to the Mad Max movies. The protagonist finds he can be a hero when there doesn’t seem to be a point in trying.”

In the end, Arrival Of Autumn signal a new season for heavy music on Harbinger.

“I hope the content does make people think about how they live their lives day-to-day and to be themselves and believe what they believe,” Jamison leaves off. “Don’t live a lie. If you know something is false and you are acting it out day-to-day in order to impress other people, cut it out, and get yourself together. Recognize that all you have to do is be a better person and that itself can cause a ripple effect for the better.”

DEATH TRIBE Debuts New Video from “Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment”

Encompassing everything from black metal to straight-forward heavy metal, DEATH TRIBE‘s debut, Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment, captures the pain of living amid war-torn Beruit. Today, Metal Insider premieres a video for the track “Neurotic Breakdown” from the album.

Says DEATH TRIBE‘s Anthony Kaoteon“This track is complex, technical and intense, as it represents the stage in life when one realizes they were forced into this pit and left to deal with its atrocities. We don’t choose where we are born. Black, white, yellow, Arab or Jew, some of us are born in war torn countries, others in below-poverty areas. Even those born with a silver spoon in their mouth are still battling their own demons because everything is about perspective. However, most people don’t realize that, and the only way to escape reality is through substances that create an even more complex schizoid world that is out of control. We blame others, if not ourselves, and hate everyone and everything around us instead of accepting that we can influence change through our choices, accept ourselves and the differences of others. Hate feeds on hate. Start by accepting your reality and grow to accept others.”

Scarred by death, corruption and a multitude of atrocities supported by radical ideologies, Anthony Kaoteon has always been driven by challenges to hustle out of a cursed life and establish himself without prejudice or belonging. He decided not to accept the status quo and shaped his own fate.

The diversity of Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment is truly a result of time and place. Composed over the course of several years and several periods of war – Kaoteon pulled the album together after leaving Lebanon for the more peaceful deserts of Dubai.

Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment Track Listing:
1-Hollow
2-Beyond Pain and Pleasure
3-Implode Explode
4-Neurotic Breakdown
5-Psychopathetic
6-Death Blues
7-Narcissist Bastard Nation
8-Nuclear Hate
9-Face the Facts

Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment features Anthony Kaoteon on vocals and guitar, Linus Klausenitzer (ObscuraAlkaloidKaoteon) on bass and Mattias Landes (Dark FortressReVamp) on drums. The album also features guest vocalists Walid Wolflust (Kaoteon), Serge the Slave (Aramaic), Adnan Mryhij (Svengali), Youmni Abou el Zahab (Ascendant), and JM Elias (Damage RiteSvengali).

THE 69 EYES Unveil First Album Trailer And Announce Finnish Tour

Finland’s dark rockers THE 69 EYES started the pre-orders for their 12th studio album due to be released on September 13th. Right in time for their 30th band anniversary, West End will see the light of day, so prepare for 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humor featuring several top notch guest vocalists including Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö‘s Calico Cooper.

The band have revealed the second trailer for their upcoming album – get a glimpse into the studio where the band recorded West End with their longtime producer Johnny Lee Michaels via this link.

Singer Jyrki explains: “The second episode of making of the album shows how art is born only for the sake of art. It is not a job. It is closer to chaos and the bohemian lifestyle, no matter how many times you have done it before! That’s why it is called rock’n’roll.”

In case you missed the previous trailer about the album artwork created by the famous Finnish sculptor Jiri Geller, check it out here.

The Helsinki Vampires are ready for extensive touring and will soon embark on a tour through Finland before hitting the rest of Europe and Russia:

14.09.  FIN      Radio Rock Cruise, Helsinki – Tallinn – Helsinki
20.09.  FIN      Viking Grace, Turku – Stockholm – Turku
25.09.  FIN      Tampere – Klubi
28.09.  FIN      Ähtäri – Club B 52
04.10.  FIN      Hämeenlinna – Aulanko Areena
05.10.  FIN      Mikkeli – Wilhelm Public House
10.10.  FIN      Kuopio – Henry’s Pub
11.10.  FIN      Joensuu – Ravintola Kerubi
12.10.  FIN      Kotka – Ravintola Leikari
25.10.  FIN      Jyväskylä – Lutakko
26.10.  FIN      Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
01.11.  FIN      Helsinki – Tavastia

THE 69 EYES – West End Tour 2019
02.11.  D         Leipzig – Hellraiser
03.11.  D         Berlin – SO36
05.11.  D         Hamburg – Logo
06.11.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
07.11.  D         Stuttgart – Wizemann Club
08.11.  D         Munich – Backstage (Halle)
09.11.  CZ       Prague – Meet Factory
11.11.  PL       Wroclaw – Stary Klasztor
12.11.  HU      Budapest – Barba Negra
13.11.  SK       Bratislava – Atelier Babylon
14.11.  AT       Vienna – Chelsea
16.11.  IT        Parma – Campus Music Industry
17.11.  CH      Pratteln – Z7
19.11.  D         Trier – Mergener Hof
20.11.  F          Paris – Backstage by the Mill
21.11.  UK      London – The Garage
23.11.  D         Oberhausen – Kulttempel
24.11.  D         Frankfurt – Zoom

 
Catch THE 69 EYES also in 2020:
06.03. LVA      Riga – Melna Piektdiena
07.03. LTU     Vilnius – Vakaris
08.03. BLR     Minsk – Republic
10.03. UKR    Lviv – Festrepublic
11.03. RUS     Kiev – Atlas
13.03. RUS     St.Petersburg – Zal
14.03. RUS     Moscow – RED
16.03. RUS     Khabarovsk – Velicano
17.03. RUS     Vladivostok – Kraft
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As first taster for their new album, THE 69 EYES have recently revealed the music video for their new single “27 & Done”.The clip features excerpts from the horror film “The 27 Club” by Cleopatra Entertainment and you can watch it here.

LIFE OF AGONY Unleashes Anthem for Survivors with Music Video for “Lay Down”

Following their hit single, “Scars”, released last month, LIFE OF AGONY has just unleashed its infectious follow-up “Lay Down” from their forthcoming concept record, The Sound of Scars, due October 11, 2019. Lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s intense delivery of the chorus lyrics “I won’t lay down and die,” gives a voice for anyone who has ever been stepped on, used up, and tossed aside.

“It’s an anthem for survivors,” says bassist Alan Robert. “We’ve all been through situations in our lives where everything seems completely hopeless. ‘Lay Down’ is about believing in yourself when no one else will. Times when you really have to dig down deep to find that that last ounce of strength to keep on going.” 

This powerful message ties to themes found on the group’s highly anticipated album, The Sound of Scars, which acts as “chapter two” to their groundbreaking ‘93 debut, River Runs Red.

While searching for a place to film the “Lay Down” music video, the band was invited to do the shoot inside an actual haunted mansion. “You could absolutely feel the spirits in those rooms,” Alan continues. “Especially in the basement where we heard that a murder took place.” 

White Hill Mansion, located in Fieldsboro, NJ, was built over two hundred and fifty years ago on top of a Native American settlement. The historic location stood intact throughout the Revolutionary War and has been investigated countless times by paranormal researchers over the years. The mansion was even featured on the popular television series Paranormal Lockdown. The “Lay Down” music video was filmed by Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films.

Check out the video here.

The Sound of Scars was produced by Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down) and LOA’s very own Joey Z (mixed by Massy), and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Metallica, Nirvana). The album is available for pre-order here.

The Sound of Scars is available in the following formats:
– CD Jewel Case
– Digital Album
– 1LP Gatefold Black
– 1LP Gatefold Gold
– 1LP Gatefold BloodRed
– CD + Shirt Bundle
– 1LP + Shirt Bundle
– Deluxe Box

The Sound of Scars Track Listing:
1. Prelude
2. Scars
3. Black Heart
4. Lay Down
5. Then
6. Empty Hole
7. My Way Out
8. Eliminate
9. Now
10. Once Below
11. Stone
12. Weight of the World
13. When
14. I Surrender

LIFE OF AGONY will embark on the S.O.S. World Tour beginning in England this October with Doyle (of the Misfits fame) and Evolution Empire supporting.

LIFE OF AGONY European Dates:
10/22: London, UK @ Islington Academy
10/23: Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
10/25: Birmingham, UK @ 02 Institute2
10/26: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
10/27: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/29: Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms
10/30: Bristol, UK @ Fleece
11/1: Torhout, BEL @ De Mast
11/2: Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
11/3: Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
11/4: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
11/6: Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum
11/8: Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
11/9: Stuttgart, DE @ Juz Hallschlag
11/10: Zurich, CH @ Dynamo
11/12: Graz, AU @ PPC
11/13: Vienna, AU @ Flex
11/15: Leuven, BEL @ Depot
11/16: Hengelo, NL @ Metropool
11/17: Munster, DE @ Sputnikhalle

LIFE OF AGONY US/CAN Dates:
12/11: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
12/13: Quebec City, QC @ La Source de Martinière
12/14: Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
12/15: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
12/17: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
12/18: London, ON @ Rum Runners
12/19: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/21: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER Offer Fans a Taste of New Album with “Handel’s Torch”

Holiday rock ensemble THE WIZARDS OF WINTER are giving fans a taste of the upcoming third album, The Christmas Dream, with the new track “Handel’s Torch,” available online now.

Listen to the song via their website or watching the video here.

“It is often said that prog rock music is the classical music of our day,” says founder and keyboardist Scott Kelly“The band thought it would be fun to put a rock spin on one of the great classical tunes associated with Christmas. ‘Handel’s Torch’ is a nod to the Hallelujah Chorus. If you listen closely you will hear several other classic melodies woven through the piece as well. It is a blast to play and we think it rocks. We hope our fans think it rocks too.”

The Christmas Dream contains 10 new original songs and is a rocking holiday sleigh ride that crosses musical boundaries from prog metal to contemporary, appealing to a broad and diverse audience. The Christmas Dream is THE WIZARDS OF WINTER‘s strongest release thus far. Pre-orders for The Christmas Dream are available now at www.wizardsofwinter.com/store.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER – now in their tenth year – will kick off their annual holiday tour on November 13. The band’s classical and progressive-influenced rock music is woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show, performed in an intimate setting.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER feature former members of Trans-Siberian OrchestraRainbowBlue Oyster CultTed Nugent and The Irish Tenors and have added even more new talent to their ranks this year, including violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad (Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra), lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith, and last but not least, lead guitarist Steve Brown (TrixterDef LeppardDennis DeYoungRock of Ages).

See below for a full listing of tour dates. Tickets for all currently confirmed dates are on sale now via individual venues.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER 2019 Holiday Tour Dates:
11/13 – Key West, FL @ Key West Theatre
11/14 – Melbourne, FL @ Melbourne Auditorium
11/15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/16 – Stuart, FL @ Lyric Theater
11/21 – Pueblo, CO @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
11/22 – Alto, NM @ Spencer Theatre
11/23 – Gilbert, AZ @ Higley PAC
11/24 – Wickenburg, AZ @ Del E. Webb PAC
11/29 – Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre
11/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre
12/1 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
12/5 – Angola, IN @ T. Furth PAC
12/6 – Pontiac, MI @ Flagstar Strand Theatre
12/7 – Johnson Creek, WI @ Gobbler Theatre
12/8 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
12/12 – Wisconsin Rapids, WI @ Wisconsin Rapids PAC
12/13 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino
12/14 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino
12/15 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Theatre
12/17 – Canton, OH @ Canton Palace
12/19 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
12/20 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak
12/21 – Roanoke Rapids, NC @ Roanoke Rapids Theatre
+More dates TBA!

Each night on tour, THE WIZARDS OF WINTER evoke the spirit of Christmas. The performances showcase soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, outstanding guitar leads, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work – taking the listener on a musical journey, covering many genres from pop to progressive rock. Previous tours have seen THE WIZARDS OF WINTER performing their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to tens of thousands of attendees and have grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music. The ensemble’s singles have also been aired on SiriusXM Holly.

NECRONOMICON Release “Singularis Dominus”

Montreal’s premier blackened death metallers NECRONOMICON are back with UNUS, the crushing and cinematic follow up to 2016’s Advent of the Human God. With each record NECRONOMICON has created in the span of their 31-year career, the band has steadily evolved in both sound and power; UNUS is no exception to this.

The latest single “Singularis Dominus” is ready to be unleashed and can be heard HERE.

Rob The Witch adds: “For thousands of years, mankind has been believing in a murderous and treacherous false God that has done nothing because they doe not exist. I’m flabergasted that in 2019 some people still believe in this insanity. It is time for humans to become their own masters and reclaim their souls for their own.”

The track follows the band’s earlier released first single “Paradise Lost”available to listen here.

UNUS is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like “Paradise Lost” and “Singularis Dominus” only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.

UNUS is due on October 18 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.


UNUS Track Listing:
1. From Ashes Into Flesh
2. Infinitum Continuum
3. Paradise Lost
4. The Price of A Soul
5. Singularis Dominus
6. The Thousand Masks
7. Ascending The Throne of Baator
8. Fhtagn
9. Cursed MMXIX
10. Vox Draconis

Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s legendary grimoire, NECRONOMICON formed in 1988 by founding guitarist and singer Rob “The Witch” in the deep, northern part of Canadian province Quebec, Fjord of Saguenay. NECRONOMICON have a well-earned reputation for quality by releasing material only when ready and satisfied with the outcome ever since their demo entitled Morbid Ritual (1992) firmly established their name within the underground. The Silver Key EP (1996) led to mainstream recognition on a national level, but their debut album Pharaoh Of Gods (1999) and the sophomore The Sacred Medicines (2003) did even more to establish the band as a household name in Canada.

Return Of The Witch (2010) marked the international break-through for NECRONOMICON, and saw them performing at prestigious festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Ragnarok (Germany), and the Barge To Hell metal cruise among others, while sharing stages with acts such as CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, and MORBID ANGEL, to name but a few. Their steady advance around the globe grew considerably in impact by their next full-length Rise Of The Elder Ones (2013). By the time the band released Advent Of The Human God (2016), they were met with international critical acclaim. Now, with Unus out October 18, 2019, the band show that they aren’t slowing down and are ready to deliver another vicious strike! Prepare for the darkness to envelop you. In 2019, NECRONOMICON was presented with a certificate of honor for over 30 years of service via H.S. production/Tommy Tremblay, and the people of Saguenay Lac-St-Jean, making them the second band after VOIVOD to ever receive this honor.

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS Reveal Short Film Documenting Tour Asian Tour

French metalcore heavyweights BETRAYING THE MARTYRS are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their tour of Asia earlier this year via a new mini documentary via Alternative Press. Watch the film here.

 
“Touring in Asia has been at the top of the band’s bucket list since we’ve been a band,” says vocalist Aaron Matts“Travelling to a world so different to the one in which we were raised is an incredibly humbling experience, especially when it’s to play your songs to those who want to hear them.”

The three-week tour kicked off in Thailand and stopped in Singapore, China, Taiwan before wrapping up in Japan. After returning home, the band handed over the raw footage gathered on the trip to longtime friend Malik Doll, who began assembling the documentary.

 
“Malik was able to put together a visual presentation that really does justice to the experience that we were lucky enough to live,” Matts adds. “This short film is something that we’re very proud of, and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share these moments with you all.”

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS‘ new album, Rapture, is scheduled for release on September 13 via Sumerian RecordsPre-orders for Rapture are available now here.

 
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS‘ first North American headline tour this past summer was cut short when the band was involved in a serious auto incident, causing a fire that claimed their van, trailer and all of their belongings. A GoFundMe was set up to help recoup some of the losses.

Based in Paris, France, and featuring members from France and the UK, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS‘ approach to brutality and melody has established them as one of the most unique bands unrivalled in any genre.

 
Their stunning debut offering, Breath In Life (2011), made a huge impact in North America and Europe and quickly established BETRAYING THE MARTYRS as one of the hottest new bands around. Coupled with relentless touring and high-profile festival appearances including Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and All Stars, the band quickly built a strong fan base, which would only continue to grow throughout their career.

 
Their second album, Phantom (2014), saw BETRAYING THE MARTYRS take their live show to the next level, earning them slots at the biggest European festivals, including Grass Pop, With Full Force, Resurrection Festival and more, and reach entirely new audiences with their cover of ‘Let it Go’ from the movie Frozen.

 
In 2016, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS joined forces with esteemed producer Justin Hill to create third album The Resilient, a record that cemented the band as the European kings of 21st century metal. The Resilient showcased their newfound focus on songwriting, which earned them many more huge touring opportunities – including a slot on the Summer Slaughter Tour (US), and further propelled them to become one of today’s most important heavy acts.

ENTRAILS Reveals New Album “Rise of the Reaper”

On October 11th, Entrails will release their new album, Rise of the Reaper, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, the new single, “Crawl In Your Guts”, can be heard HERE where Rise of the Reaper can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– limited edition digipak CD (EU exclusive)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– clear orange/purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– beige/red marbled (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– orange/black w/ red/yellow/white splatter vinyl (EU webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– opaque red/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Entrails formed in 1990/91. Their goal was to follow the scene that Stockholm brought to light around the time with bands like Dismember, Entombed, Grave and many more that cemented the brilliant Swedish death metal sound from T. Skogsberg’s Sunlight studio.

For their latest opus, Rise Of The Reaper, Marc from Art Wars media design created the cover art and layout, while Dan Swanö handled mixing and mastering duties. Dan brought back the massive wall of sound that Entrails is known for. Fans can expect another classic album from the group, with touring to follow in late 2019 and beyond!

Rise of the Reaper Track Listing
1. Rise of the Reaper (Intro)
2. For Hell
3. Miscreation
4. The Pyre
5. In the Shape of the Dead
6. Gravekeeper
7. Destination Death
8. Destruction
9. Crawl in Your Guts
10. For Whom the Head Rolls
11. Evils of the Night
12. Cathedral of Pain
13. The End (Outro)

Entrails Tour Dates:
Aug. 31 – Malmö Massacre, Plan B – Malmö, Sweden
Oct. 11-13 – Scandinavia Deathfest, Kraken/ Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm, Sweden
Jan. 17 – 2 Years Under the Sign of the Black Serpent, @ Matrix – Bochum, Germany
Jan. 18 – Drachten Deathfest. Drachten Poppodium – Iduna, Netherlands
Jan. 19 – Bambi Galore/Königsaal – Hamburg, Germany

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Releases Incendiary New Video For “The Signal Fire”

Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have just released the video for the song “The Signal Fire” from their new album Atonement, out now via Metal Blade Records. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip.

Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah), here.

“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Leach“This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message – not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding! There is strength in unity.”

Leach continues, “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together. Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”

“It was another silly day at the office,” says Jones“Good food, lots of wrestling talk, and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. Shout out to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles – with a hint of metal.”

Killswitch Engage previously shared the new single “Unleashed.” Watch the visualizer here.

The band also shared the video for “I Am Broken Too.” Watch it here.

Purchase and stream Atonement now.

Killswitch Engage Tour Dates
Oct. 11 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival

Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s Alive Or Just Breathing became avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache [2004] and As Daylight Dies [2006]. The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage [2009], Disarm The Descent [2013], and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate [2016]. The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.

2019 represents another turning point. The quintet – Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals] – sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal BladeAtonement.

ATREYU To Embark On 20th Anniversary Tour This Fall

ATREYU will celebrate 20 years of rock with an anniversary tour this fall. The tour features support from Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz. The tour kicks off on October 19 in Las Vegas and runs through November 20 in Ventura, California. All dates are below.

“This year has been a huge one for Atreyu,” said drummer Brandon Saller. “Not only because of the beautiful support we have received for “In Our Wake” but also because this is our 20-year anniversary as a band. What better way to celebrate than with the reason we are all here…YOU. So here’s how it goes. 20 years. 20 songs. Chosen by YOU…the fans. This will be the longest Atreyu set ever and also the first time the fans get to choose. Let’s do this.”

“We are very blessed to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year,” singer Alex Varkatzas concours. “It’s been a long, rewarding road and we are not slowing down anytime soon. We would like the help of our friends and supporters in picking the set they will see on this upcoming coming run with Whitechapel. We owe so much to the wonderful people who support and connect with us. We are very excited for these shows.”

The deluxe version of Atreyu‘s latest album In Our Wake is out now.

ATREYU ON TOUR:
WITH WHITECHAPEL, HE IS LEGEND, TEMPTING FATE, and SANTA CRUZ:
10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival#
10/20: Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/22: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/23: Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
10/25: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/26: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
10/27: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
10/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/30: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/1: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/2: Providence, RI @ The Strand
11/3: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/4: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s
11/7: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
11/8: Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
11/9: Belvedere, IL @ The Apollo Theater
11/10: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/11: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
11/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
11/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/15: Chico, CA @ The Senator Theatre
11/16: Reno, NV @ Cargo
11/18: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
11/20: Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater