SLIPKNOT Drummer's SCAR THE MARTYR To Release Debut Album In October

SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, will release its self-titled debut album on October 1 viaRoadrunner RecordsSCAR THE MARTYR will film a music video to accompany the CD’s lead single, which will be announced in the coming weeks along with a full album track listing.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s debut CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORYROB ZOMBIEMINDLESS SELF INDULGENCEFRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The CD is slated to arrive this fall via Roadrunner Records.

SCAR THE MARTYR will support DANZIG on a North American tour which will also include performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicks off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wraps up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre. 

In addition to JordisonSCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour will feature lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitaristsJed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.

Recognized globally as one of the best drummers in rock, Jordison is both a primary songwriter and the drummer for the Grammy Award-winningSLIPKNOT. The SCAR THE MARTYR recording sessions saw him behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two songs. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon andNorris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

SCAR THE MARTYR sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory and expanding upon his already remarkable abilities as songwriter and performer. A searing rock record that draws elements from post-punk and industrial music to create an immersive and modern attack, SCAR THE MARTYR creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison‘s trademark precision drumming.

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammermagazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, and impressive in the history of modern American rock and metal. It is a career that really has been many careers — musician, songwriter, and producer — from small town beginnings to global stardom.Jordison‘s journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award with SLIPKNOT as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world.

GOD FORBID Guitarist Launches New Rock Band

Guitarist Doc Coyle (GOD FORBID) and vocalist Ravi (PHYLLOTAXIS) have started a new rock band with drummer Moe Watson and multi-instrumentalist Aden Oxenreider. The as-yet-unnamed project is currently seeking a second guitar player.

Says Coyle: “I started working on material with Ravi almost two years ago by trading files over the Internet. I was tied up with GOD FORBID, but now we finally have the time to put together a full band.

“We’ve [posted] a small music sample and you will hear that it is not metal, although there are some heavy overtones.

“I am very picky about what kind of guitar player I want in this project, so I will lay out some guidelines. You need to live in the area between New York City, Central New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Rehearsing and playing gigs will require travel so the person must have a car. You need adequate and professional equipment including effects.

“The band is very ambient and will need someone who understands and likes to create soundscapes. There are some technical aspects to the music as well so you will need some chops.

“I have to emphasize that this is a rock band, not a metal band.

“I would prefer a non-metal guitar player, but I’m fine with anyone as long as you understand it’s not about sweeping picking at 220 BPM and playing 8-string guitar breakdowns.

“Our influences for this band are TOOLMUSEDEFTONESRADIOHEAD,PINK FLOYDKARNIVOOL, etc.

“It’s also important that I emphasize that this is a passion project. We are here for music and art first, and being signed or getting on the radio takes a back seat to doing something that is meaningful and being part of something that is special.”

All interested musicians should send a written or video statement about themselves, a photo of themselves, along with any examples of any music they’ve created or videos of live performances to doc4bid@gmail.com.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS On Replacing SCOTT WEILAND: 'We Thought Of CHESTER And That Was It'

With STONE TEMPLE PILOTS moving full steam ahead on a new EP and a full slate of fall tour dates with new singer Chester BenningtonThe Pulse Of Radio asked guitarist Dean DeLeo how the group chose theLINKIN PARK frontman for the job in the first place. “We simply did not have a list of guys we were thinking of, we didn’t hold auditions, we thought of Chester and that was it,” he said. “It’s very interesting, honestly, because Chester told me a story that when he was dating his wife about nine years ago, he told her that one day he was gonna get a call from us to be the singer of this band.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release an EP this fall, in conjunction with a North American tour that kicks off on September 4 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and winds down on September 27 in Las Vegas.

This will be the first major run of live dates, as well as the first official recording, since STONE TEMPLE PILOTS fired founding vocalist Scott Weiland earlier this year and recruited Bennington to take over.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release the new EP through their own label. It will contain five songs, including the previously released “Out Of Time”.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS fired Weiland in February and sued him in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Bassist Robert DeLeo said in a recent radio interview that Weiland‘s dismissal was a “quality-of-life decision. . . we want to be able to come to town and give you everything we’ve got and it was getting to a point where we were unable to do that.”

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drummer Forced To Sit Out Shows; AS I LAY DYING's MANCINO To Step In

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have released the following statement:

“We have some not-so-good news to announce. Our drummer, Justin Foley [pictured below], recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily, we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates. The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from AS I LAY DYING. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with LAMB OF GOD, which starts in late October.”

Said Justin: “I’ve never missed a show, and I’m devastated that I have to miss this tour. I’d like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved withKILLSWITCH ENGAGE for the inconvenience I’ve caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I’m positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won’t miss a beat without me. I’m honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon.”

Added Jordan: “I’m stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I’m now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fans!”

Justin joined KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in 2003 and was promptly heard on the band’s 2004 release, “The End Of Heartache”, with the title track earning the band a Grammy nomination and the album becoming the band’s first gold record. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has since toured the world, playing Ozzfest and Warped tours, to name a few.

In 2006, Justin‘s variety in his musical background, in particular with frame drums and marimba, was featured on the compilation “Drum Nation Volume 3”.

Since his early years, Justin has furthered his musical education at college, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Connecticut. He continued his classical training at the Hartt School of Music, earning a Master of Music in Percussion Performance.

Justin‘s strength lies in is his consistent rock drumming and precise sound. He plays a Yamaha Maple Absolute kit in with a 20″ Bass Drum and 12″ & 16″ Toms and Yamaha hardware.

TABERAH ‘Necromancer’ Release Date Confirmed

Australian heavy metallers TABERAH have set Friday, September 13th as the worldwide release date for their new album, Necromancer, via Dust On The Tracks Records.

The CD was engineered by Theo B (Scorpion), produced and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic) and mastered by Australian Metal Icon “Stu Marshall” (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision). The artwork was made by Hannah Flowers, who is a talented Tasmanian tattoo artist.

The new track “2012” taken from TABERAH’s upoming album “Necromancer” can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/taberah/2012-1

Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision) stated: “TABERAH’s NECROMANCER is one of the best metal releases to come out of Australia in the last 10 years”.

Glen Casebeer  (AMERICAN ROCK SCENE): „Shit, they are great!

The “Increasingly Infamous Tasmanian Devils” themselves, consists of the following musicians: Jonathon B – Guitar + Vocals, Myles ‘Flash’ Flood – Guitar, Tom “Bam Bam” Brockman – Drums, Dave ‘The Doctor’ Walsh – Bass.

Inspired by their strong musical bond Jonathon Barwick and Tom Brockman created, in 2004, what is now known as TABERAH. The bands sound and live performance is derived from a vast range of influences including the traditional heavy metal stylings of Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath, the rock n roll swagger of AC/DC + Thin Lizzy mixed with the over the top, tongue in cheek theatrics of Queen + The Darkness. All with a slightly modern and original twist.

Taberah quickly became a staple act in the Tasmanian live music scene in 2006 and have now become one of Tasmania’s top exports around Australia in any musical genre. In early 2011 TABERAH blitzed a nationwide vote then were hand picked by Lemmy Kilmister himself to open for Motorhead (UK) on the Sydney leg of their 2011 Australian tour.

Other milestones include sharing the stage all around Australia with high profile international and national acts such as: Paul Di’anno – ex Iron Maiden (UK), Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens – ex Judas Priest/Iced Earth/Yngwie Malmsteen, Blessed by a Broken Heart (USA), LORD(AUS), Psycroptic (AUS), Black Majesty (AUS), Steve Grimmett – formerly of Grim Reaper/Lionsheart/Onslaught (UK), Elm Street (AUS), Darker Half(AUS) and many more national and international acts.

2011 saw the band record & release their debut album “The Light Of Which I Dream” with acclaimed Producer Joe Haley of Psycroptic. The record is a chronicle of the bands early years of blood, sweat, beers and tears on the national live circuit. The album earned TABERAH worldwide acclaim.

In support of “NECROMANCER“, TABERAH have their sights firmly set on the international stage for 2013/14. This includes plans for a run of shows in the Europe, USA, Japan as well as high profile international/national supports in Australia.

TABERAH deliver a show that is full of energy, fun, theatrics, wandering solos and plenty of crowd interaction. This earning the quartet a solid reputation of being a “must see” live band.

Chicago Metal Legends TROUBLE Enter The Billboard Charts!

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Chicago metal legends TROUBLE returned with their first album since ‘Simple Mind Condition’, released in 2007.  The album entitled The Distortion Field features 13 tracks and is available now on FRW Records in North America and in Europe on July 26th, 2013.

With their return album TROUBLE cracked two of Billboard’s Charts this week.  The album came in at #125 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, and # 25 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart (Heatseekers) which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Guitarist Rick Wartell could not be happier with the reception of the new album:

“It’s an honor to receive the positive feedback, reviews and recognition. We’re extremely grateful to our fans and everyone who supported us during the making of The Distortion Field.”

The Distortion Field can be ordered on Amazon and iTunes.

Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is streaming the songs “When The Sky Comes Down”, “Sucker” and “Butterflies” HERE.

The Distortion Field makes history in the TROUBLE camp through the band’s acquisition of a new lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame.

Commenting on new vocalist Thomas, TROUBLE founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says, “Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I’ve ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  He’s got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of TROUBLE, as he’s been a fan for 20-something years. We’ve known him forever, and he innately understands what TROUBLE is about.  He’s like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It’s awesome.”

Veteran Music Producer Bill Metoyer is once again lending his expertise, having previously worked with the band on ‘The Skull’ and ‘Trouble’, both Metal Blade releases.

The band consists of Kyle Thomas – vocals, Rick Wartell – guitar, Bruce Franklin – guitars, and Mark “Marko” Lira – drums.

Visit the band’s website www.newtrouble.com for updates.

BLACK TUSK Premiere New Video at Noisey.com

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Yesterday saw the release of the long awaited new EP from Savannah Metallers BLACK TUSKTend No Wounds is available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.   The EP can be purchased on iTunes HERE.  The EP is streaming in full on BLACK TUSK‘s Bandcamp Page.

 

Today BLACK TUSK has teamed up with Noisey.com for an exclusive premiere of the band’s new video for the song “Truth Untold”.  The video was directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates.  Check out the exclusive premiere of “Truth Untold” HERE.

 

Drummer James May commented on the new video:

 

“Filming the new video was a really fun experience. The guys at TYTAN did a great job and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it. And a big thanks to all that was in or helped us out with it!”

 

BLACK TUSK will play a select number of regional dates in support of Tend No Wounds. These dates start July 24th in Augusta, GA and run through July 27th in Memphis, TN.

BLACK TUSK will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The band will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records has repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK / Fight Amp split 7″, featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour.  The split is also available for order here. http://brutalpandarecords.com/shop/black-tusk-fight-amp-split-7-vinyl/

 

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  – Set The Dial – and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

The tracklisting is:

1. A Cold Embrace

2. Enemy of Reason

3. The Weak and the Wise

4. Internal/Eternal

5. Truth Untold

6. In Days of Woe

North American Dates:

July 24                        Augusta, GA                          Sky City

July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia

July 26                        Louisville, KY                        Diamond Pub

July 27                        Memphis, TN                          New Daisy Theater

Full European tour dates are:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er

14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins

17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3

18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite

19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá

20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena

21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place

22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club

23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk

24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine

25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21

26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena

27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium

28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar

29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007

30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia

01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang

02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie

03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver

04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient

06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ

07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly

08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar

09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego

10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern

12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

REVOCATION Premiere New Song on Loudwire!

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REVOCATION‘s self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2nd, The UK August 5th and August 6th in North America via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Today REVOCATION has partnered up with Loudwire for another exclusive premiere from the new album.  The song entitled “Fracked” can be streamed exclusively HERE.

The song “Invidious” is being streamed exclusively at Metal Sucks.  Check it out HERE.  The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

The first song that was unveiled “The Hive” is available for streaming on YouTube HERE and Sound Cloud HERE.

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.

The album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.  The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”.  The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78 

 

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.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

 

***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***

7/25-Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)

7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard

8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)

8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

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

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

DEVILDRIVER Announce Co-Headline Tour With Trivium

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In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.  Trivium will also be on the road in support of their new release, details on which will be announced soon.  Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis.  Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA

 

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America:

 

“It’s been almost a year since DEVILDRIVER have toured the US. I am Stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with “The Groove Machine”!

This tour will be a mixture of DEVILDRIVER favorites and a bunch of new stuff off of our new record Winter Kills. I cannot wait for the record to come out and to get back to what we do best, play live. Touring with our friends in Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis is just the fucking bonus!

 

Come on out for a great night of metal, get ready to get down and dirty, see you in the pit!”

 

DEVILDRIVER will be releasing their sixth studio album Winter Kills  August 27th via Napalm Records.  Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 45 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time in DEVILDRIVER history, and a 2LP Gatefold edition.

 

Winter Kills is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “Ruthless”.  The album can also be pre-ordered on Amazon

 

A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” is available for viewing HERE.

 

The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties.  DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

 

DEVILDRIVER has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music.

DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:

9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom

9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon

9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick

9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona

9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts

10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore

10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency

10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA

MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album! Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years! Debut New Song

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MONSTER MAGNET are back!  The band has confirmed an October 15th North American release date for their new album entitled Last Patrol via Napalm Records.  Today MONSTER MAGNET has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Last Patrol.  Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, whileEvil Joe Barresit mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde.  The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc.  The album will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

 

In support of Last Patrol, MONSTER MAGNET will be embarking on a full-blown North American Tour!  Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years!  The band is eager to hit the road in the states for the first time in what seems like forever.  Prepare to hear MONSTER MAGNET classics and new cuts from Last Patrol for the first time live! Support will come from Prosthetic Records artist Zodiac.  The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14th in Grand Rapids, MI and will run through December 14th in New York, NY.

 

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about Last Patrol:

 

Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60’s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. (laughs) The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of Donovan’s “Three Kingfishers” which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

 

Last Patrol was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a home grown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil’s “Studio 13″ recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale Monster Magnet album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

 

Today the first song from Last Patrol is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of The Obelisk.  Check out the song entitled “The Duke (Of Supernature)” HERE.

 

Last Patrol Tracklisting:

1)    I Live Behind the Clouds

2)    Last Patrol

3)    Three King Fishers

4)    Paradise

5)    Hallelujah

6)    Mindless Ones

7)    The Duke (Of Supernature)

8)    End of Time

9)    Stay Tuned 

 

MONSTER MAGNET North American Tour:

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom