GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group’s sophomore album is tentatively due in November. The CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.
Commented Dukes: “I want to thank everyone at Nuclear Blast for having GENERATION KILL become part of the greatest metal family.
“GENERATION KILL has finished our new album. We used Zeuss to produce this record. He really helped us bring out things in all of us we didn’t know we had.
“We all reached down and made a good record. We fought, we argued, and in the end each of us rose up to the challenge and wrote good fucking songs.”
Added Zeuss: “This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love.”
Commented Nuclear Blast A&R manager Jaap Wagemaker: “Nuclear Blast is very amazed to announce the signing of New York thrashers GENERATION KILL!
“Already with the release of their debut, ‘Red White And Blood’, we knew that something special was brewing in New York!
“The band, led by frontbeast Rob Dukes from EXODUS, is playing a different kind of thrash metal, not just straight in your face, but also elements from hardcore and alternative are used, not only in the music, but also in the vocals.
“Where Rob is mostly known for his aggressive vocal style for EXODUS, you will be very surprised to hear a different side from him.
“Two months ago, when we had the chance to see the band play live as support of HEATHEN, we were blown away by the sheer power of this outfit live.
“All members have a lot of experience in playing live in several New York outlets in the past and are longtime friends, really know their music and it shows. Now the guys have finished recording their second album and we at Nuclear Blast are very impressed by the new tracks and we are very pleased to welcome GENERATION KILL as new members to the Nuclear family.
“The new record is set for a November release and the band is looking into some touring opportunities as well to promote the album live.
“GENERATION KILL is here to destroy and leave no prisoners behind!”
GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS‘ “Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).
GENERATION KILL is:
Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums
In a brand new interview with The Oakland Press, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was asked about bassist Nikki Sixx‘s recent statement that the final chapter for the band could come as early as 2016, after the film version of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band“, gets completed, an accompanying album is released and yet one more tour around the globe.
“It’s definitely for real,” confirmed Neil. “We want to go out on top. We don’t want to be one of those bands that people are like, ‘Oh, they’re playing a … little club now. We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that’s how we want to be remembered.
“It’s just time. Mick‘s [Mars, guitar] health is not that good, and touring is tough on him. I’m sure in five, 10 years’ time we’ll probably do something together again, but it’s not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We’re not gonna be like that.”
Neil also said that he plans to have his next solo album out by the time the CRÜE calls it quits.
“I’m planning to release something maybe before the end of the MÖTLEY run,” he said. “That way it would come out right toward the end of that, and I can just go straight from MÖTLEY and continue touring on that (solo album). That’s the idea now, at least. It’s a ways away, still.”
In a recent interview with XFM, Grohl was forthcoming with all the details, sharing, “Well, I’ll tell you, we have been in our studio writing and in the past few weeks we’ve written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that noone’s ever done before and we’re pretty excited about it.” Although the writing process has wrapped, the disc isn’t expected out until some time in 2014, according to Grohl.
In addition to the new release, Grohl also hinted about 2014 being the year of the Foo, explaining, “It’s a little ways off – it’s not ready to happen right now but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question.”
Grohl also took some time to chat about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s legendary final studio release ‘In Utero,’ and the upcoming reissue of the disc. “I recognize myself back then and I remember what it was like to be in the band but it’s hard to believe that that much time has gone by,” Grohl admitted.
“A lot has happened in those 20 years, when I think about ‘In Utero’ and what the world was like, what my life was like back then, it’s strange, you know. It’s kind of a blur to be honest,” Grohl said. “From the time that ‘Nevermind’ came out in September of 1991 to the time that Nirvana was over, it was really just a few years and a lot happened in those few years. I look back at this album and looking at the packaging and the old pictures and listening to songs that I haven’t heard in 20 years, all of these rarities and demos, it’s kind of a trip.”
While waiting for the new Foo Fighters release to drop, Nirvana fans can join Grohl on his trip down memory lane when the 20th anniversary edition of ‘In Utero’ is released on Sept. 24.
KnuckleBonz has announced its production of the Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) Rock Iconz statue. This is a limited-edition statue, with only 1,000 created, making these highly collectible. Each figure in the edition is approximately 9 inches tall, hand-painted with the iconic Warpig logo sculpted on the base of the collectible. It is numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. The figure is officially licensed through MOTÖRHEAD and Global Merchandising Corp.
The Lemmy limited-edition statue will be available in the fall. Pre-orders are available at www.knucklebonz.com.
KnuckleBonz creates hi-end sculpture that features rock’s most highly influential artists. Dedicated to honoring rocks greatest through master artistry, KnuckleBonz has established the music-based sculpture series: Rock Iconz.
On Saturday, December 14th at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ in Denver, CO, Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS will be headlining Denver Black Sky. Denver Black Sky is a metal festival curated by Skinless and ex-Enemy Reign frontman Sherwood Webber. Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday August 24th at 10:00 AM and can be purchased HERE.
DYING FETUS will play a string of Canadian tour dates beginning later this week. This run also includes select dates in the US. The tour will run through September 3rd in Providence, RI.
The band will be on a headlining North American tour which promises to be THE MOST brutal tour of the year, is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC and runs through November 2nd in Springfield, VA. The tour features support from label mates Exhumed as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2). Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive DYING FETUS herbal grinder, a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP Souvenir Laminate are available purchase HERE.
DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.
A video for the song “Second Skin” is available for viewing HERE.
For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.
DYING FETUS North American Dates:
8/23: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot
8/24: Hamilton, ON @ @ Club Absinthe
8/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
8/26: Rimouski, QC @ Le Cactus
8/27: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
8/29: Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
8/30: Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
9/2: Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
9/3: Providence, RI @ King of Clubs
DYING FETUS North American Headline Tour:
10/5: Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
10/6: Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
10/7: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/9: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/10: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/11: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/13: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
10/14: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
10/15: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
10/16: W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/17: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
10/18: Portland, OR @ Branx
10/19: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/20: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/22: Calgary, AB @ Republik
10/23: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/24: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
10/25: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
10/27: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
10/29: Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/30: Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
10/31: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
11/2: Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/14: Denver, CO @ Denver Black Sky
New EP Bleed Out September 17th on Relapse Records
Legendary Cleveland hardcore/metal giants RINGWORM have completed work on a limited edition 3 song 10″ in anticipation of their fall 2013 US tour. The EP, which is titled, Bleed will be released September 17th via Relapse Records. Bleed features three brand new songs including a Discharge cover! Bleed will be available in multiple different vinyl colors.
Today the first offering from Bleed is being premiered today by Metal Sucks. Check out an exclusive stream of the EP’s title track “Bleed” HERE.
RINGWORM will hit the road this fall for a tour with label-mates Howl and Call of the Void. These dates kick off October 1st in Albany, NY and runs through October 12th in Akron, OH. Prior to the tour, RINGWORM will take part in the A389 Summer Extermination in Baltimore, MD on August 16th and a headline show in Erie, PA on September 30th.
1) The Wheel
3) The Nightmare Continues
Ringworm Tour Dates:
Sep 30 Erie, PA Transmissions
All dates with Howl and Call of the Void
Oct 01 Albany, NY Bogies
Oct 02 Boston, MA Great Scott
Oct 03 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus w/ Noisem
Oct 04 Wilmington DE Delaware Death Fest
Oct 05 Greensboro, NC Greene St.
Oct 06 Atlanta, GA Earl’s
Oct 07 Metairie, LA Cypress
Oct 08 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
Oct 09 Nashville, TN The End
Oct 10 Indianapolis, IN Indy’s Jukebox
Oct 11 Hamtramck MI Paychecks Lounge
Oct 12 Akron, OH Annabells Lounge
LORD DYING come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other LORD DYING gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Cremains, who in their short, one year’s time as a band have shared the stage with Red Fang, Down, Unsane, Yob, Valient Thorr, Ghost and many others.
The band recently finished work on a video for the song “Dreams of Mercy”. The video was shot by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top). Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of VEVO. Check it out HERE.
Summon the Faithless can be streamed in full on LORD DYING‘s band camp page.
After a quick break from touring the US with label-mates HOWL, LORD DYING will return to the road with Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed. These dates kick off September 9th in Denver, CO and run through September 25th in Nashville, TN. The band also has confirmed a festival appearance at Phil Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside Pig Destroyer, Down, Repulsion and many others! All dates can be found below.
After releasing a self-titled EP in 7″ form, the dudes kicked it up a notch, heading out on national tours with Witch Mountain followed by a long trek with label-mates Red Fang and Black Tusk. Fast forward to 2013 and LORD DYING are poised to be the new heavyweight champions of metal. Smashing the riffs of High On Fire into the groove of Kylesa, LORD DYINGhave delivered one of the most impressive metal debuts in a long, long time. A young band that has matured well beyond their years into a fully developed titanic heavy metal machine, LORD DYING‘s new album is poised to be one of the best debuts of 2013.
***All dates from Sep 09 to Sep 25 w/ Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed***
Sep 09 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Sep 10 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Sep 11 Boise, ID Neurolux
Sep 13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Sep 14 Seattle, WA Highline
Sep 15 Portland, OR Rotture
Sep 16 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Sep 17 Hollywood, CA Roxy
Sep 18 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sep 19 Tempe, AZ Rocky Point
Sep 20 Santa Fe, NM Warehouse 21
Sep 22 Oklahoma City, OK Blue Note
Sep 23 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
Sep 25 Nashville, TN The End
Oct 24 Austin, TX Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Dirty Dog Bar
Today Boston Metallers REVOCATION are stoked to premiere the video for their song “Invidious”. The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show. Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of VEVO HERE.
REVOCATION‘s fourth album was released two weeks ago. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.
REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.
The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”. Check it out HERE.
The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store. The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78
REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour. All dates are listed below.
Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18th and runs through October 10th. A complete list of dates can be found below.
And once they return from Europe, the guys will return to the road for a tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate. The dates start October 18th in San Francisco, CA and run through November 10th in Santa Ana, CA.
REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.
***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
REVOCATION Headline Dates
8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center
8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard
8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store
8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***
9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix
9/19-Paris FR @ L’Empreinte
9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy
9/21-Manchester UK @ NQ Live
9/22-Glasgow UK @ Cathouse
9/24-Brussels BE @ Magasin 4
9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak
9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben
9/28-Gothenburg SWE @ Sticky Fingers
9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee
9/30-Copenhagen DK @ Lille Vega
10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet
10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo
10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39
10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island
10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene
10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel
10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum
10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp
***US Tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate***
10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/19: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/20: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/21: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
10/23: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
10/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/25: Dallas, TX @ South by So What
10/26: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/27: St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
10/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/30: Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/1: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
11/2: Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/3: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
11/4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/7: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/8: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/9: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
11/10: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta