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Alice Cooper announces more Germany concerts together with Doro!

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Alice Cooper has announced that in addition to his summer tour, he will play more concerts in October under the theme “Too Close For Comfort,” accompanied by none other than the Queen of Metal, Doro.

Alice Cooper has announced that in addition to his summer tour, he will play more concerts in October under the theme “Too Close For Comfort.” The legendary shock rocker will be accompanied by none other than the Queen of Metal, Doro, along with her band. Look forward to energized concerts in a rockin’ manner and a brand-new stage show.

The latest album “Road” was released on August 25th last year by ear MUSIC. If you missed the last album, here is your chance to listen to it:

Here is a list of all the dates in Germany:

Alice Cooper’s Germany concerts in the summer of 2024:

12.06.24 Hamburg – Stadtpark
22.06.24 Northeim – Waldbühne
01.07.24 Nuremberg – Stadionpark
02.07.24 Dresden – Junge Garde
04.07.24 Butzbach – Schlosshof
06.07.24 Breisach – Pinot And Rock
More Alice Cooper shows in Germany with Doro in the fall:

03.10.24 Stuttgart – Porsche-Arena
04.10.24 Lingen – Emsland Arena
06.10.24 Oberhausen – Rudolf Weber Arena
08.10.24 Munich – Olympiahalle
09.10.24 Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11.10.24 Leipzig – Arena

Alice Coopers latest album ‘Road’ is now available. Get your copy now.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces European Fall Headlining Tour

Photo by Alex Morgan

Tickets On Sale This Thursday

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will return to European soil this Fall on a month-long headlining tour! The journey begins September 20th in Oberhausen, Germany and runs through October 20th in Frankfurt, Germany. Support will be provided by Municipal WasteImmolation, and Schizophrenia.

Comments CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster, “We’ve played some festivals with Municipal Waste in the past but we’ve never done a full tour with them, so we’re really excited that it’s finally happening. And of course, we’ve done a lot of touring with our friends Immolation over the years; we’re always ready to hit the road with them again- they’re one of our favorite bands, both personally and musically. It’ll be an intense night of death and thrash metal, and Schizophrenia’s blend of those genres should be a perfect way to kick things off. We can’t wait for this one, see you this Fall!

Tickets for the tour go on sale Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 noon CET at: cannibalcorpse.net. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Municipal Waste, Immolation, Schizophrenia:
9/20/2024 Turbinenhalle 2 – Oberhausen, DE
9/21/2024 Doornrosje – Nijmegen, NL
9/22/2024 Rockhal – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU
9/23/2024 Elysee Montmartre – Paris, FR
9/25/2024 Beacon – Bristol, GB
9/26/2024 Barrowlands – Glasgow, GB
9/27/2024 O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, GB
9/28/2024 O2 Academy – Birmingham, GB
9/29/2024 Roundhouse – London, GB
10/01/2024 Halle O2 – Heidelberg, DE
10/02/2024 Grosse Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, DE
10/03/2024 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
10/04/2024 Klubben – Stockholm, SE
10/05/2024 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
10/06/2024 Tradgarn – Gothenburg, SE
10/08/2024 Astra – Berlin, DE
10/09/2024 A2 – Wroclaw, PL
10/11/2024 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
10/12/2024 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna, AT
10/13/2024 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SI
10/15/2024 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
10/17/2024 Komplex 457 – Zurich, CH
10/18/2024 Felsenkeller – Leipzig, DE
10/19/2024 Music Hall – Geiselwind, DE
10/20/2024 Batschkapp – Frankfurt, DE

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their critically acclaimed Chaos Horrific full-length last September through Metal Blade Records. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question, a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Chaos Horrific slaughtered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #7 position on the Billboard Album Sales chart, #2 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Rock Albums chart, #5 on the Independent Label Albums chart, and more!

The record is available on digipak CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as vinyl in multiple limited color variants.

Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSEstore at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously released videos for “Vengeful Invasion” HERE, “Chaos Horrific” HERE, “Blood Blind” HERE, and “Summoned For Sacrifice” HERE.

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
https://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
https://www.instagram.com/cannibalcorpseofficial
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ABBATH Announces North American Tour

Photo by Francisco Munoz

ABBATH Announces First North American Tour in Five Years

The last time Abbath touched his horned-feet on American soil was all the way back in March 2020. No one needs to be reminded of what happened next. Because at long last, the charismatic black metal icon is returning to North America!

Having toured relentlessly across Europe in the glorious wake of his most recent album, the former Immortal frontman is flicking his forked-tongue in devilish anticipation at treating Americans and Canadians alike to songs off Dead Reaver for the very first time. Get ready to raise your horns amidst the charred and sizzling solo of “Dream Cull” and other riff-roaring hits from his legendary crypt. 

The tour starts with a handful of shows in Canada before going on an extended run of dates in the U.S. leading up to Abbath’s performances at Dark Lord Day and Maryland Deathfest.  

Dread Reaver 2024 North American Tour Dates
with support from Imperial Triumphant, Black Anvil and Final Gasp

Local pre-sales start today. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, March 1.  

May 9  Quebec City, QC @ Capitole Theatre [TICKETS]
May 10 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe [TICKETS] 
May 11 Kitchener, ON @ The Hub [TICKETS]
May 12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre [TICKETS]
May 14 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre [TICKETS]
May 16 Saint Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall [TICKETS] 
May 17 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre [TICKETS]
May 18 Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day * [TICKETS]
May 19 Cleveland, OH @ TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic [TICKETS]
May 20 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre [TICKETS]
May 22 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works [TICKETS]
May 23 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair [TICKETS]
May 24 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place [TICKETS]
May 25 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre [TICKETS]
May 26 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest * [TICKETS]* only Abbath

Cover art: Bjørn Stian Bjoarvik / Photos by Francisco Munoz

Tracklist: 
1. Acid Haze (04:51)
2. Scarred Core (03:29)
3. Dream Cull (04:15) WATCH
4. Myrmidon (04:33)
5. The Deep Unbound (04:05)
6. Septentrion (04:30)
7. Trapped Under Ice (03:59)
8. The Book of Breath (04:35) LISTEN
9. Dread Reaver (04:43) LISTEN

Available formats: Digital, CD digipak, CD digibox, vinyl black and coloured

The ravens gaze ominously from above. The seas roar in anticipation. The mountains creak yet again. Abbath’s remarkable new album, Dread Reaver, is upon us all. Two years in the making, Abbath’s third full-length is the culmination of everything before it. A fusion of debut Abbath (2016) and follow-up Outstrider (2019), the aptly titled Dread Reaver extends its fantastical fangs outward and drives its cloven hooves onward. Indeed, there’s nothing like an Abbath record. This is the darkest metal for epic journeys and ancient battles. Comprised of eight riveting tracks and a red-hot cover of Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice,” Dread Reaver shows Abbath triumphing over all trials and tribulations, riding hard into merciless glory as the one and only “Lemmy of black metal.”
 
Abbath was formed by Olve Eikemo (aka Abbath) in Bergen, Norway, in 2015. After splitting with vaunted extreme metallers Immortal, the beguiling frontman and storied songwriter only had one path: Abbath. Years before, he had proven that venturing out of the Immortal constellation was not only plausible but doable with the I project, a short-lived, one-album (Between Two Worlds) band featuring notable musicians from Immortal, Enslaved, and Gorgoroth. Indeed, once Eikemo was free of Immortal’s shackles, he was able to assemble a cadre of like-minded conspirators for his solo debut album, Abbath. So crucial was Abbath that the Norwegian Embassy in the UK ran a music/culture piece, while in Norway, the album was nominated for a Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy). Metal HammerGermany even gonged Abbath with its Best Debut award. Follow-up album, Outstrider, was equally lauded. Billboard’s coverage sent shockwaves through the rock/metal scenes, while Kerrang! labeled it “dominating and creative,” awarding it 4Ks. Decibel also heaped praise on Outstrider, giving it the Best New Noise trophy. New album Dread Reaver will yet again lionize Abbath as leader of the frost-bitten pack.
 
Powered by Abbath’s creative musical imagination, Dread Reaver runs riotously out of the gate. The album’s edifice affords tracks like “Acid Haze,” “Scarred Core,” “The Deep Unbound,” and the album’s closing title track ample room to champion the extremes of black metal, heavy metal, and hard rock. While there are nods to NWOBHM greats, thrash metal’s luminaries, and black metal icons, Dread Reaver is unmistakably Abbath. There is no other fingerprint. Paired with thought-provoking lyrics based on the historical figure of Othryades, Abbath’s new album not only shouts exultant but reads like an ancient pyrrhic tale steeped in violence, sorrow, and grit. The idea of a Dread Reaver—a fearless duelist—can also be read as a metaphor for life’s actions and subsequent struggles. Be warned: Dread Reaver is Abbath at his most menacing and accomplished.
 
Dread Reaver was produced by Endre Kirkesola, Abbath, and Dag Erik Nygaard at Dub Studio in Kristiansand and Bergen Lydstudio, respectively. Kirkesola and Nygaard also engineered. Mixing was performed by Abbath and Kirkesola, while the mastering was done by maestro Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Rob Halford) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles. The goal was to field a storming production that sat firmly at the crossroads of Abbath’s heroes Kiss, Motörhead, Manowar, and Bathory. From the anthemic thrust of opener “Acid Haze” and the epic pound of “Dream Cull” to the rampaging “The Book of Breath” and the wicked cover of Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice,” Dread Reaver sounds as massive as Norwegian mountain and as fiery as the depths of Hell. Truly, the recording lineup of Abbath (guitar, bass, vocals), Ukri Suvilehto (drums), Ole André Farstad (guitars), and Mia Wallace (bass) found their sonic muse.
 
Abbath and Season of Mist will release Dread Reaver on February 25th, 2022. The album features a Bjørn Stian Bjoarvik (Immortal) cover and will be supported by singles “Dream Cull”, “Dread Reaver” and “The Book of Breath.” Of course, it’ll all be powered by Abbath’s wry, larger-than-life persona. If “Ace of Spades” catapulted Motörhead to fame and notoriety, then Dread Reaver will find Abbath atop extreme metal’s gigantic heap, the spoils of icy blood, scorching sweat, and steely tears at his feet. As “Myrmidon” states, “Die with a smile, stare glassy-eyed up / At boiling skies! / Valkyries descend to gore-caked fen / Fallen warriors arise!” Lightning strikes thrice with Abbath’s incredible Dread Reaver!Recording line-up:
Abbath – Guitar, bass & vocals
Ukri Suvilehto – Drums
Ole André Farstad – Lead & acoustic guitars
Mia Wallace – Bass on Acid Haze, Scarred Core, The Deep Unbound & Dread Reaver
Simon Dancaster – Lyrics

Recording studio: Recorded in Dub Studio / Additional recordings: Bergen LydstudioProducer / sound engineer: Endre Kirkesola / Dag Erik Nygaard

Mixing studio and engineer: Abbath and Endre Kirkesola

Mastering studio / engineer: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – U.S.A
Biography: Chris Dick 

Links:
www.facebook.com/abbathband
www.abbath.net
www.instagram.com/abbath_official

Merch: https://redirect.season-of-mist.com/AbbathDreadReaver

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TESTAMENT – Announce European Summer Festival Tour 2024!

Photo Credit Stephanie Cabral

TESTAMENT’s lineup includes Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Steve Di Giorgio (bass), and Chris Dovas (drums).

Iconic Bay Area thrash metal pioneers TESTAMENThave officially unveiled their highly anticipated European summer festival tour, ‘The Legacy & The New World Order.’ This tour promises to be an explosive celebration of the band’s enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene.

Kicking off on July 15, 2024, in Malmö, Sweden, TESTAMENT will embark on a thrilling journey across Europe, delivering their signature sonic onslaught at renowned festivals and venues.

Chuck Billy, the formidable frontman of TESTAMENT, expressed his excitement about the upcoming tour, stating, “We’re thrilled to bring ‘The Legacy & The New World Order’ set to Europe. It’s always special to connect with our fans across the globe, and this tour will be no exception. Get ready for a relentless onslaught of thrash metal mayhem!”

Guitarist Eric Peterson added, “The European metal scene has been a crucial part of our journey, and we can’t wait to share the stage with some incredible bands and create unforgettable memories with our fans.”

Don’t miss the chance to witness TESTAMENT’s sonic assault and experience the power of thrash metal at its finest. Brace yourselves for a summer filled with blistering riffs, intense energy, and a celebration of metal’s enduring legacy. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.

For more information, ticket details, and updates, visit www.testamentlegions.com

15.07.  SE – Malmö, Slagthuset /w Behemoth
16.07.  SE – Uppsala, Parksnäckan /w Behemoth
18.07.  FI – Laukaa, John Smith Rock Festival
19.07.  ET – Tallinn, Noblessner Foundry /w Behemoth
21.07.  PL – Warsaw, Progresja Summer Stage /w Behemoth, Gaerea
23.07.  SK – Kosice, Hádzanárska hala /w Behemoth, Gaerea
24.07.  SK – Tolmin, Tolminator Festival
25.07.  RS – Novi Sad, SKCNS Fabrika
27.07.  BG – Sofia, Arena Sofia /w Behemoth, Pestilence
28.07.  GR – Athens, Release Athens /w Behemoth, Pestilence
31.07.  RO – Rasnov, Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02.08.  DE – Roitzschjora, Full Rewind Festival
03.08.  DE – Wacken, Wacken Open Air
05.08.  DE – Karlsruhe, Substage /w Havok, Spiritworld
06.08.  AT – Feldkirch, Poolbar /w Sylosis, Havok
07.08.  DE – Ulm, Roxy /w Havok, Dust Bolt
08.08.  CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08.  BE – Kortrijk, Alcatraz Festival
11.08.  FR – Cercoux, Festival 666

KREATOR + ANTHRAX 2024 TOUR
w/ very special guests Testament
21.11.  UK – Manchester, O2 Apollo
22.11.  UK – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
23.11.  UK – London, Eventim Apollo
25.11.  IE – Dublin, 3 Arena
27.11.  UK – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
29.11.  FR – Paris, Zenith
30.11.  DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
01.12.  DE – Munich, Zenith
03.12.  LU – Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal
04.12.  CH – Zurich, Halle 622
06.12.  IT – Milan, Alcatraz
07.12.  DE – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
08.12.  DE – Berlin, Uber Eats Music Hall
10.12.  HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
11.12.  PL – Katowice, Spodek
13.12.  DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
14.12.  DE – Hamburg, Edel Optics Arena
15.12.  NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage

Formed in 1983 in the heart of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, TESTAMENT has become one of the genre’s most influential and enduring bands. With a career spanning several decades, the band has consistently delivered powerful and dynamic thrash metal, earning them a dedicated global fanbase. 

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August Burns Red Announce “Spring Fling” 2024 Tour Dates

AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE “SPRING FLING” 2024 TOUR

Grammy-nominated, Lancaster five-piece AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — will embark on a short but sweet tour in May, dubbed “Spring Fling 2024.” Fuming Mouth will support. Get tickets here.

The band will also appear at Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple. All dates are below.

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our new pals in Fuming Mouth for a handful of shows in May,” the band says. “It will be great to get back to some cities we haven’t played in years, and to play a few killer festivals along the way. See ya this Spring!”

AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH FUMING MOUTH:
5/9 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville Festival*
5/10 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City
5/11 — Dothan, AL — The Plant
5/13 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
5/14 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
5/15 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
5/16 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival*
*Festival Dates
ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
August Burns Red is likely the only metal act ever described as “thrillingly empathetic” (Kerrang!). It’s a testament to the ferocious band’s ability to recognize and connect with the mixture of brokenness and hope found in their audience and within themselves. A hard-working collective with a shockingly stable lineup for the vast majority of their career, August Burns Red pour every ounce of themselves into their music. Atmospheric, riff-laden, aggressive bursts of controlled chaos, filled with shifting time signatures and tempos, deliver confessional, self-reflective, and authentic emotion.

Tour stops with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, and Bring Me the Horizon; several major international hard rock festivals (Rock Am Ring, Download, and Aftershock, to name a few); and the Vans Warped Tour are among the destinations around the world to witness ABR’s live prowess. Massive headlining treks celebrating 10-year anniversaries for Constellations and Leveler demonstrated the enduring relevance of the band’s catalog, nearly 20 years into ABR’s storied career. 2020’s Guardians debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Rock Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts.

Revolver, who put the band on their cover the same year, observed August Burns Red “embrace the pain so well.” It’s a truth never more evident than on Death Below, their stunning ninth studio album. Recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, Death Below encompasses all of the pissed-off strength of the band’s past without sacrificing an ounce of catchy, melodic might. Death Below boasts guest appearances from ABR allies Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Jason Richardson (All That Remains), and JT Cavey (ERRA). “It’s getting difficult for the members of August Burns Red to keep one-upping themselves,” marveled Billboard shortly before Guardians arrived. With Death Below, they emerge victorious again.

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SEPULTURA Call It Quits! Announce Farewell European Tour ‘Celebrating Life Through Death’

Sepultura are:
Andreas Kisser | guitars
Derrick Green | vocals
Eloy Casagrande | drums
Paulo Jr. | bass

Sepultura have today issued the following statement…

Sepultura has reached the end of the road and has chosen to depart via a conscious and planned death.

Throughout the next 18 months we will celebrate 40 years of existence together along with our loyal fans on a farewell tour across the entire globe.

It will be a celebration of the past and the present for one final time.

After 4 decades filled with ups and downs, having visited 80 countries and countless different cultures, we’ve had the chance to become Brazil’s messenger to the world and spread our colors and rhythms worldwide. With our latest studio album Quadra, a highlight of our career, we added an unforgettable chapter followed by the SepulQuarta experience that helped us to overcome the difficult times of the pandemic together. We will unite our forces for one final, strong farewell. And all of you can be a part of it.

During this 40th anniversary tour, we will record 40 live tracks in 40 different cities and release a massive compilation of our best, most energetic moments on stage.
We are happy and very grateful for everything we could witness within the past four decades. We have released great albums and played unforgettable shows, cultivated friendships, met our idols, contributed to placing Brazilian metal on the world map, and therefore feel that we can leave the music scene with a sense of duty fulfilled.

We’ve always had the best fans in the world, who supported us with praise and criticism, who were demanding and intelligent, who grew together with the band and have always been loyal. Without you, none of this would have been possible. This album and this tour are for you. Dear SepulNation – we love you and always will!

Euthanasia, the right to a dignified death. The right to choose to live free and to choose when you die!”


Europe, Sepultura will celebrate with you for one final time together. As special guests, Ukrainian progressive metal highflyers Jinjer will join them on all 20 dates, alongside old-school death metallers Obituary and Philadelphia’s Jesus Piece.

Tickets will go on sale through all outlets on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 10:00 CET via www.sepultura.com.br/tour

SEPULTURA
Celebrating Life Through Death – European Farewell Tour 2024

30/10 Paris, FR – Zenith Paris – La Villette
31/10 Offenbach am Main, DE – Stadthalle
01/11 Hamburg, DE – Edel Optics Arena
02/11 Cologne, DE – Palladium
03/11 Den Bosch, NL – The Rock Circus
05/11 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
06/11 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU – Rockhal
08/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
09/11 Dublin, IE – Olympia Theatre
10/11 Belfast, UK – Telegraph Building
11/11 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland Ballroom
12/11 London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
14/11 Zurich, CH – The Hall
15/11 Ludwigsburg, DE – MHP Arena
16/11 Munich, DE – Zenith
17/11 Budapest, HU – Barba Negra
19/11 Leipzig, DE – Haus Auensee
20/11 Vienna, AT – Gasometer
21/11 Katowice, PL – Spodek
22/11 Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
23/11 Prague, CZ – O2 Universum

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GLORYHAMMER Announces North American Headline Tour And Reveal New Video for Cheap Trick Cover

Photo Credit: Fernando Bonenfant

GLORYHAMMER is:
Sozos Michael (Angus McFife) – Vocals
Paul Templing (Ser Proletius) – Guitars
James Cartwright (The Hootsman) – Bass
Michael Barber (Zargothrax) – Keyboards
Ben Turk (Ralathor) – Drums

Power Metal Legends GLORYHAMMER Release Lyric Video for Cheap Trick Cover “Mighty Wings”| Watch HERE

European and North American Tours Beginning Soon!

Order the Recent Album, Return to the Kingdom of Fife, HERE

Attention, all fans of music, cinema, literature and art! Liberators of the known universe, power metal legends GLORYHAMMER, return this winter from the Kingdom of Fife with a special cover-song previously heard only by few! The mighty GLORYHAMMERhave released the new cover single “Mighty Wings”, originally performed by Cheap Trick and featured on the ‘Top Gun’ soundtrack!

The song doesn’t hold anything back – diving into nostalgic action straight away with catchy, chanting choir-backed vocals and powerful drums. As the massive power metal track proceeds with catchy keyboard melody leads, it’s backed by strong metal drumming and topped with soaring, chanting vocals. Infusing the electrified 80s pop rock of Cheap Trick’s Top Gun-classic with their own brand of bombast and power, “Mighty Wings” is both a crowning memento of nostalgia and a daring glance into the future, in which anything is possible!

But that is not all – your favorite power metal warriors are currently gearing up to embark on extensive tours throughout Europe and North America – so buckle up and make sure to not miss GLORYHAMMER‘s grandiose spectacle near you! See below for all current tour dates.

GLORYHAMMER regale us:
“Mighty winged warriors! For many years now, the Top Gun OST, and in particular, Cheap Trick’s standout track ‘Mighty Wings’ has been a constant in our lives – the eagle-eared amongst you shall have heard it countless times in our pre-show playlist. When recording Return to the Kingdom of Fife last winter, we decided to pay homage to the song that defined so many great moments for us by recording our own, distinctly GLORYHAMMER cover version. Previously only available on limited vinyl, we now invite the entire world to bask in its resplendence, as the final single to be released from RttKoF before we begin work on the forthcoming album! Talk to me, Hoots!”

Watch the Lyric Video for the New Cover of “Mighty Wings” HERE:

Experience GLORYHAMMER Live!

Glory and the Beast – Double Headline Tour 2024 with Beast in Black
Special Guest: Brothers of Metal
10.01.24 SE – Stockholm, Arenan Fryshuset
11.01.24 NO – Oslo, Sentrum Scene
12.01.24 DK – Roskilde, Epic Fest
13.01.24 DE – Hamburg, Edel Optics Arena
14.01.24 NL – Tilburg, 013 Poppodium
16.01.24 CH – Zurich, Volkshaus
17.01.24 IT – Milan, Alcatraz
19.01.24 DE – Munich, TonHalle
20.01.24 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra Red Stage
21.01.24 CZ – Zlin, Sports Hall Datart
23.01.24 AT – Vienna, Gasometer
24.01.24 PL – Krakow, Studio
26.01.24 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
27.01.24 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.01.24 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
30.01.24 FR – Paris, Olympia
01.02.24 BE – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
02.02.24 DE – Geiselwind, Eventhalle
03.02.24 DE – Stuttgart, Wagenhallen
04.02.24 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
06.02.24 UK – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

The Red, White and Hoots North America Headline Tour 2024
Special Guest: Twilight Force
03/07/24: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/08/24: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
03/09/24: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
03/11/24: Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Beanfield
03/12/24: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
03/13/24: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
03/14/24: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
03/15/24: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
03/16/24: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
03/18/24: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
03/20/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
03/22/24: Seattle, WA @ Substation
03/23/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
03/25/24: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
03/26/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
03/27/24: Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
03/29/24: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
03/30/24: Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory

Order the Recent Album Return to the Kingdom of Fife HERE

Return To The Kingdom Of Fife Tracklist:
1. Incoming Transmission
2. Holy Flaming Hammer of Unholy Cosmic Frost
3. Imperium Dundaxia
4. Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol
5. Brothers of Crail
6. Fife Eternal
7. Sword Lord of the Goblin Horde
8. Vorpal Laserblaster of Pittenweem
9. Keeper of the Celestial Flame of Abernethy
10. Maleficus Geminus (Colossus Matrix 38B – Ultimate Invocation of the Binary Thaumaturge)

CD 2 contains the orchestral version ofReturn To The Kingdom Of Fife.

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PANTERA: Heavy Metal Icons Announce Second Leg Of North American Celebration Tour With Special Guest Lamb Of God

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Heavy metal icons PANTERA will return to the stage this February on the second leg of their North American headlining tour. The journey follows the band’s massively successful twenty-city run this past Summer, a tour which stood as one of the most anticipated tours of 2023, as well as their dates supporting Metallica. Featuring classic members, vocalist Philip H. Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, alongside guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante, the latest stretch of live dates continues the celebration of the lives of late founding members, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell.

The trek, which will commence on February 3rd in Sunrise, Florida, runs through fourteen cities, coming to a close on February 27th in Quebec City, Quebec. The band will again be joined by special guest, acclaimed metal powerhouse Lamb Of God, with additional support acts to be announced in the weeks to come.

Comments Anselmo, “Looking forward to jamming with everybody! These shows mean a lot and we aim to kick ass! Love y’all!”

Adds Brown, “We’re really excited to announce new dates in 2024. Looking forward to bringing the show to some cities we missed in 2023. Come jam!”

Ticket presales and VIP upgrades begin Tuesday, November 14th at 10:00am local time.General on sale date is Friday, November 17th at 10:00am local time at Pantera.com.

PANTERA was recently confirmed to play the 2024 edition of Download Festival. The performance will mark the band’s first UK appearance in three decades! Additionally, fans can catch PANTERA supporting Metallica on the remaining dates of their North American stadium tour this August. See all confirmed dates below.

PANTERA w/ Special Guest Lamb Of God:
2/03/2024 Amerant Bank Arena – Sunrise, FL
2/05/2024 Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
2/07/2024 Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
2/09/2024 Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
2/10/2024 FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN
2/13/2024 T-Mobile Center – Kansas City, MO
2/14/2024 Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
2/16/2024 Canada Life Centre – Winnipeg, MB
2/18/2024 Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
2/20/2024 Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
2/22/2024 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
2/24/2024 CFG Bank Arena – Baltimore, MD
2/26/2024 Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
2/27/2024 Centre Vidéotron – Québec City, QC
End Tour
6/14-16/2024 Download Fest @ Donington Park – Derby, UK #
8/02/2024 Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA **
8/09/2024 Soldier Field – Chicago, IL **
8/16/2024 US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN **
8/23/2024 Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton, AB **
8/30/2024 Lumen Field – Seattle, WA **
# Festival date
** PANTERA supporting Metallica

“When a newly restructured PANTERA took the stage at Milwaukee’s American Family Insurance Amphitheater, the chorus of cheers that greeted them was a voluminous mix of both excitement and disbelief.” — Illinois Entertainer

“…a true tribute to the legacy of the Abbott brothers and the music they helped create. It is also a gift to the many fans that have gotten goosebumps from the raw power that PANTERA is able to harness like no other band.” — The Intelligencer

“…an emotional tribute to the music the quartet made.” — TribLIVE

“Anselmo, Brown, Wylde, and Benante masterfully honored the band’s legacy while embracing a new chapter, standing as a testament to the indomitable spirit of heavy metal. In a genre defined by resilience, PANTERA’s triumphant return is nothing short of remarkable.” — All Music Magazine

“As PANTERA closed its set with the opening riff of ‘Cowboys From Hell’ playing behind them, Anselmo asked the packed stadium who would come to see them in the future. The response would be one of the evening’s loudest.” — Dallas Observer

Creators of the “power groove,” PANTERA got their start in Arlington, Texas with its best-known lineup, consisting of founding members and brothers, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell, with bassist Rex Brown and vocalist Philip H. Anselmo. The group would become one the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history. To date, PANTERA has sold 20 million records worldwide and has received four Grammy nominations along with sold out arena tours across the globe.

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Týr Announces Battle Ballads North American Headlining Tour 2024 Tickets On Sale Now!

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Tickets On Sale Now! Plus Upcoming Album Art Revealed

Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TÝR will return to North American stages next Spring. The Battle Ballads headlining tour, named in honor of their upcoming new full-length of the same name, begins March 28th in Baltimore, Maryland and makes its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on April 26th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Support will be provided by Trollfest, Æther Realm, and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood. The tour marks TÝR‘s first North American run since 2019.

Comments the band, “It is with great joy that we announce our return to the US and Canada. It’s been too long, and we have missed the people, the cities, and the vast landscapes dearly. It warms our heathen hearts to think that we will soon see all your familiar faces again, and probably, hopefully, a few people we have not seen before. We will bring our lighthearted neighbors, Trollfest from Norway, with us, as well as your metal compatriots, Æther Realm, and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood. See you soon!

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 24th, at 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST. See all confirmed dates below.

More info on TÝR‘s Battle Balladsalbum, set for release in the Spring of 2024, will be unveiled in the new year. In the meantime, view the cover art by Gyula Havancsak.

TÝR w/ Trollfest, Æther Realm, The Dread Crew Of Oddwood:
3/28/2024 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
3/29/2024 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
3/30/2024 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
3/31/2024 La Source De La Martinière – Quebec City, QC
4/01/2024 Studio TD – Montreal, QC
4/02/2024 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
4/03/2024 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
4/04/2024 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/05/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/06/2024 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/07/2024 Park Theater – Winnipeg. MB
4/08/2024 The Exchange – Regina, SK
4/09/2024 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
4/10/2024 Dickens – Calgary, AB
4/12/2024 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
4/13/2024 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/14/2024 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/15/2024 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
4/16/2024 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
4/17/2024 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
4/18/2024 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
4/19/2024 TBC
4/20/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
4/21/2024 The Granada – Dallas, TX
4/22/2024 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
4/24/2024 Conduit – Orlando, FL
4/25/2024 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
4/26/2024 Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC

Last March, TÝR released A Night At The Nordic House (With The Symphony Orchestra Of The Faroe Islands), a special event recorded in February of 2020. “Working with the Symphony Orchestra was without a doubt one of the highlights of our careers,” noted vocalist Heri Joensen. “The feeling of sheer sophisticated power behind us was extraordinarily uplifting. We were awed by how well the songs worked in a symphonic setting. We are very excited to finally release a live [double] DVD, CD and LP, and even with the incredible new artwork by Gyula Havancsák, that excellently captures the epic atmosphere of the event.”

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Kick Off North American Headlining Tour This Friday!

CATTLE DECAPITATION:
Travis Ryan – vocals
Josh Elmore – lead guitar
Belisario Dimuzio – rhythm guitar
Olivier Pinard – bass
David McGraw – drums

Long-running San Diego, California-based deathgrind summoners CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off their Terrasitic Infestation North American headlining tour Friday November 10th in Ventura, California. The journey will make its way through over two-dozen cities, coming to a close on December 16th on the band’s home turf of San Diego, California. Support will be provided by Immolation, Sanguisugabogg, and Castrator. Tickets are on sale now at https://tix.soundrink.com/tours/cattle-decapitation. See all confirmed dates below.

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Immolation, Sanguisugabogg, Castrator:
11/10/2023 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
11/11/2023 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
11/12/2023 Rock House Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
11/14/2023 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/15/2023 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11/16/2023 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
11/18/2023 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/20/2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA * No Immolation
11/21/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/22/2023 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
11/24/2023 Hanger 1819 – Greensboro, NC
11/25/2023 Peabody’s Nightclub – Virginia Beach, VA
11/27/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/28/2023 Brooklyn Bowl – Philadelphia, PA
11/29/2023 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/30/2023 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
12/01/2023 Beanfield Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/02/2023 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/04/2023 St Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
12/05/2023 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/06/2023 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
12/08/2023 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
12/09/2023 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/2023 The Shredder – Boise, ID
12/11/2023 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
12/12/2023 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/14/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
12/15/2023 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
12/16/2023 Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

CATTLE DECAPITATION released their tenth studio album, Terrasite, on May 12th via Metal Blade Records.

Though many bands have tried, no one articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing as vividly and succinctly as CATTLE DECAPITATION. With 2019’s Death Atlas, they reached the apex of this, perhaps leading some to believe they had no place left to go beyond such an achievement, but alas, they return with Terrasite, which is as bold a statement as they have ever made.

“After a record like Death Atlas, you have to make a turn,” notes guitarist Josh Elmore. “Everything about that album – the concept, artwork, music, etc, was a final statement. The only way to move forward is rebirth. In approaching the newest record, it was not only necessary to keep the musical trajectory the band has been aiming towards since the beginning, but also to further explore the ambient/textural elements that were part of Death Atlas.”

As such, Terrasite pushes their sound further into more epic and varied territory, and in the hands of vocalist Travis Ryan the governing concept takes a new and disturbing direction. “I wanted to do the 180° opposite of Death Atlas. I already had the concept idea from years back and since Death Atlas was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect – I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”

The title is a word invented by Ryan that brings together “Terra-” meaning “earth” and “-site” derived from the Greek word “-sitos” which means “food.” “The combination of the two means ‘earth-eater.’ It’s a metaphor for humanity’s role in the destruction of the planet and is a play-on-words of the very fitting word ‘parasite.'”

This is vividly brought to life in the artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy). “We see the nymph stage of this human/cockroach hybrid that is more of a fully grown being that has just molted from its ootheca stage, startled, confused, frightened but also pissed off.

The band once again worked with producer Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon), who knows the members’ individual styles and how to coax the best out of them, bringing in Tony Parker of Midnight Odyssey to handle piano and synths.

Terrasite is available as a jewel case CD, digitally, and on vinyl in the following color variants:

– “The Fleshy Architect” Orange/Peach Marble vinyl (US exclusive)
– “Hadean Eon” Orange Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
– “Gomorrah’s Flora” Green Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
– “Winds Of Solastalgia” Purple Blend vinyl (US exclusive)
– 180g Black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– “Pupa To A Nymph” LP1: Black Ash Smoke vinyl – LP2: Transp. Skin Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– “Irradiated Alight” Sunset Marble vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– “Living Death Spirituality” White w/ Purple Splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Terrasitic Jizzplosion” Clear w/ Gold Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– “Life Finds A Way” Clear w/ Green + Purple Splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

Find Terrasite ordering options at:metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.

“…a document that encapsulates a specific moment, an artifact that is etched with disdain and steeped in the loss of friends… it speaks to the depth and musical appetite that has been growing in the band’s ranks for over a decade. Terrasite is the next important step for a consistently excellent band…” – Decibel Magazine

“Since their early 2000s classics like To Serve Man and Humanure, the group have only gotten more extreme and unique doling out late-career highlights like 2012’s Monolith Of Inhumanity and this year’s Terrasite. Congrats, boys.” – Revolver’s Top Six Death Metal Band’s Right Now

“…another absolutely stellar release from these guys with lyrics and themes that represent the apex of today’s extreme music.” – Metal Injection

“…a powerful and important album. It is a must-listen for fans of extreme metal, and it is also a great album for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.” – MetalSucks

From total annihilation to rebirth, “Terrasite” takes you on a journey from anthropogenic ecocide, (Death Atlas) to a new beginning, (Terrasite). What sets Terrasite apart from the bands other works is the emphasis on melodic atmospheric sound while perduring incontrovertible savagery. Metal Lair

“They’ve evolved from a grind band into something even more maniacal with this album; a true and brilliantly executed hybrid of heavy death metal, brutal grind and lyrical terror.” – Lambgoat

“…a phenomenal album that’s well worth the time of extreme metal fans who want to hear a band perpetually push itself.” – Blabbermouth

“…a brutal and uncompromising display of technical deathgrind. The band have been steadily pushing the boundaries of the genre for over 25 years, and this album is no exception.” – Invisible Oranges

“The collective musicians in CATTLE DECAPITATIONshow their chemistry in full power on Terrasite. The cadence and enunciation by vocalist Travis Ryan along with the varied rhythms from drummer David McGraw are especially fascinating to me as a longtime drummer that also tries to sing occasionally… Anyone who still tries to diminish or discount death metal as a genre with defined musical parameters can quickly have that mindset destroyed with only a few minutes of listening to this record.” – No Echo

CATTLE DECAPITATION willingly wallow in the worst offerings of humanity (and whatever follows us). It makes their music sicker, slimier, and weaponized for pushing back against the same injustices and ills we propagate. As such, Terrasite is a brutal exercise in knowing your enemy – it just so happens the enemy is yourself.” – Everything Is Noise

“The band’s prior work gazed upon the futility of mankind’s ability to change its nature; Terrasite boldly suggests something else entirely: the horror of existence itself. Album Of The Year contender, without a doubt.” – The Razor’s Edge

“Terrasite improves upon Death Atlas in a multitude of ways giving us aggressively emotional melodeathgrind forcing upon us their message of anti-consumption and anti-violence in the most violently cathartic of ways! The best record since The Anthropocene Extinction, maybe their best yet!” – Metal Wani

“Terrasite… confirms their status as unshakeable gods of the scene… a phenomenal death/grind album in its own right. Not one moment of tedium or insincerity, just fifty minutes of excitement and the highest quality musicianship.” – Metal Observer

“Terrasite seethes with unbridled fury and abject hostility. If you like your deathgrind/goregrind/grindcore to be one-dimensional, atonal noise where pigs die squealing in their caves for no longer than a minute at a time then you’re in the wrong place. However, if you want growth, exploration, and mutation then look no further. Terrasite is a fucking monster.” – Ghost Cult

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BLACK PESTILENCE Kick-Off Western Canadian Tour Dates (AB, SK, MB) w/ Citizen Rage New Album “Chaotic Wisdom” Out Now!

L-R – Daniel Toews – Guitar, Valax – Bass & Vocals, Davey Hellfire – Drums
Photo Credit – Wikked Twist Media

Tour Dates w/ Citizen Rage
Sept 15 – Calgary, AB – Dickens – info
Sept 16 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat – info
Sept 17 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room – Temple – info
Sept 18 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours Pub – info
Sept 19 – Saskatoon, SK – D’Lish Cafe (All Ages) – info
Sept 21 – Prince Albert, SK – The Spice Trail – info
Sept 22 – Brandon, MB – East Side Eatery – info
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Bulldog Events Centre – info

Canada’s Black Pestilence returns with their ferocious seventh studio album “Chaotic Wisdom”. The band started out as very chaotic black metal with small hints of punk rock and lots of noise. After, it slowly evolved into a punk rock structure with black metal vocals. Now it is much more catchy with shorter song lengths. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly the sound that Black Pestilence is now. There are more electronic samples, simple verse/chorus song structures, and much less traditional black metal elements other than occasional blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocalist/bassist Valax comments on the album:

“I knew that following up “Hail the Flesh” would be a tall order. “Chaotic Wisdom” is a Satanic d-beat. The music is formulated around typical punk rock song structures while being projected through the playing style of black metal. Greater emphasis was placed on the samples used on this album in the form of additional percussion and cacophonous electronics. Many of the song lyrics touch base on various themes related to Satanic philosophy, societal stratification, and general debauchery.”

“Chaotic Wisdom” contains seven Satanic d-beat anthems. It is the result of three years of writing and recording and is the pinnacle of the Black Pestilence catalog. Similar to previous releases, this album is fast, infectious, and straight to the point. However, experimentation with dissonant tones, industrial electronics, and auxiliary percussion was emphasized to a greater degree on this album. This is not a stylistic change from Black Pestilence, but represents an elevation to the next level of chaotic noise.

The album was mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow and the album artwork by Juha Vuorma. It is recommended for all black metal fans especially those who enjoy Impaled Nazarene, Acidez, and Midnight.

Released on September 8, 2023, “Chaotic Wisdom” is available digitally plus CD and cassette at https://blackpestilence.bandcamp.com.

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Music Video – The Devil’s Connection – https://youtu.be/bhEBrCdP2ao

Music Video – Mortal Rift – https://youtu.be/GLPwkpERt4A

album artwork by Juha Vuorma

Track Listing:
1. Mortal Rift (3:29)
2. A Life of Evil (3:06)
3. The Devil’s Connection (3:29)
4. Chaos and Carnality (3:18)
5. Aspect of Darkness (3:06)
6. Infernal Might (feat. Mark Russell) (2:35)
7. Animus (5:50)
Total Length: 24:53

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““Crushing” is indeed the first word that comes to mind when hearing the massive mauling tones of the riffs, like rock being excavated by some humongous machine. That machine drives forward with snapping punk beats, laced with a sinister yet glorious guitar melody. The music itself also becomes more vicious as the riffs start rapidly jabbing and then seething. But the music also channels darker and more despairing moods, before those two solos kick up the pulse and transform the music into an experience of evil ecstasy. The thing turns out to be a very catchy beast too.” – The Devil’s Connection (single) – No Clean Singing

“I seriously can’t get enough of this. It’s big, nasty, and as rough as a badger’s arse. The black energy it creates is like a massive middle finger to the world and it says – you don’t like me, you don’t like my music or all the things I stand for – go and fuck yourself! This is real and this is as honest as it gets. Fantastic – more, please! 9/10” – My Global Mind”weave in some catchy hooks and melody especially on “Chaos of Carnality” and “The Devil’s Connection,” songs I can easily imagine crowds shouting along to.” – The Metal Crypt

“These Canadian metallers have returned with their seventh full-length offering, executing a unique blend of chaotic black metal and punk rock with electronic samples and catchy, shorter song lengths. This album, the result of three years of work, presents seven satanic-esque anthems that push the boundaries of their signature sound. While retaining their fast and infectious style, Chaotic Wisdom, also experiments with dissonant tones, industrial electronics, and auxiliary percussion, taking Black Pestilence’s chaotic noise to the next level. The album, mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow, features artwork by Juha Vuorma, making it a must-listen for black metal enthusiasts, particularly fans of Impaled Nazarene, Acidez, and Midnight.” – Metal Insider

“While speed or thrash metal to the core, there’s a bit of punk about Black Pestilence. The band dances the fine line between thrash and punk with a destructive ease. That thrash punk blend can be heard in “Infernal Might” featuring Mark Russell and closing track “Animus”. And before one knows it, Chaotic Wisdom is over. It clocks in at a mere twenty-four minutes. Get distracted and you might not hear the entire album and that would be quite a shame. As fast as it is, Chaotic Wisdom is quick, melodic, and a great listen. MUST LISTEN TRACKS: “The Devil’s Connection”, “Aspect of Darkness”, “Infernal Might”, “Animus”” – Amplify The Noise

“Black Pestilence has its own approach to Black Metal, blending a raw, Punk-influenced base with strange futuristic elements. Chaotic Wisdom is very short, but provides a good overview of the band’s rage.” – Acta Infernalis

“Maintaining its Mad Max side, primitive and low-brow, Black Pestilence offers us a significantly more modern and exalted version of its furious mixture bathed in d-beat, Toxic Holocaust and Venom. Many new followers should easily join their cult.” – Eklektik Rock

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Igorrr to Kick Off North American Headlining Tour with Melt-Banana and Otto Von Schirach Tonight!

Photo by Matthis Van Der Meulen

French phenomenon IGORRR will kick off a long anticipated North American headlining tour! The month-long Spirituality & Distortion Fall 2023 trek will commence tonight, September 11th in Dallas, Texas and run through October 16th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Support will be provided by Melt-Banana and Otto Von Schirach. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

IGORRR w/ Melt-Banana, Otto Von Schirach:
9/11/2023 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/12/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/13/2023 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/15/2023 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2023 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
9/18/2023 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
9/20/2023 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/21/2023 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
9/22/2023 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/23/2023 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/24/2023 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/27/2023 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
9/28/2023 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
9/29/2023 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/30/2023 The Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
10/02/2023 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/04/2023 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/06/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/07/2023 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/08/2023 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
10/11/2023 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/12/2023 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
10/13/2023 Glass House Concert Hall – Pomona, CA
10/14/2023 Music Box – San Diego, CA
10/15/2023 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
10/16/2023 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

IGORRR‘s latest full-length, Spirituality And Distortion, was released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. With 2017′s Savage Sinusoid, IGORRR more than proved to be a truly unique musical force and Spirituality And Distortion cements that well-earned reputation. Slamming together disparate musical styles ranging from death and black metal to breakcore, Balkan, baroque, and classical music in a manner that is as unconventional and unpredictable as it is thrilling, IGORRR are unlike any other act. Spirituality And Distortion displays just as broad a range of emotions as sounds. “Getting stuck in only one emotion is very boring to me; life is a wide range of emotions – sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, angry, pissed off, nostalgic, or blown away,” states mastermind Gautier Serre. “Life is not only one color. These fourteen tracks are a journey through different states of mind I’ve been through.”

Preview and purchase IGORRR’s Spirituality And Distortion at: metalblade.com/igorrr

Everything from trip hop, breakbeat, classical, death and black metal, the music knows no limits.” – Metal Injection

Primal, exquisite, and more dangerous than the rest. This is music to keep you at the edge of your seat.” – Dead Rhetoric

Blissfully schizophrenic, mixing metal, electronic, opera vocals and everyone should spend some serious time with IGORRR.” – MetalSucks

A masterpiece. IGORRR sets a new standard above all.” – Metal Wani

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