Photo Credit: Erik Hernandez

Earlier this year NOLA thrash legends EXHORDER released their 4th album, Defectum Omnium, to mass critical acclaim and praise from fans worldwide. Today, the band has announced they’ll be supporting the record on a U.S. tour later this summer with fellow Crescent City natives and sludgelords EYEHATEGOD. The excursion kicks off on August 13th in Memphis, TN and will wrap September 1st in Chicago, IL. 

Vocalis/guitarist Kyle Thomas says of the tour: 

It’s been 35 years since Exhorder and EYEHATEGOD first shared the stage in the local New Orleans scene, but we finally are getting the opportunity to tour with each other! We couldn’t be happier and more grateful that EYEHATEGOD are taking us out with them. I played in my first two bands with Jimmy, went to high school with Gary, and have known Mike since I was 15 years old. These guys are family to me, and the entire Exhorder team is stoked to burn down the highways with them as well. We’ll see everyone soon. Get your asses to the shows- this tour will be one for the books!!!


Aug 13 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Aug 14 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
Aug 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
Aug 16 – Dayton, OH – Cosmo Joes
Aug 17 – Mansfield, OH – Show Trails
Aug 18 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
Aug 19 – New Kensington, PA – Preserving Underground
Aug 21 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Aug 22 – Waterbury , CT – Elite 23
Aug 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Monarch
Aug 24 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Aug 25 – Albany, NY – Empire
Aug 26 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
Aug 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East
Aug 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 29 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Aug 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Aug 31 – Madison, WI – The Crucible (Blades of Steel Festival)
Sep 1 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

Sonically unrelenting, EXHORDER’snewly released record, Defectum Omnium, revisits the band’s early influences of punk, hardcore and thrash, with 12 merciless tracks that sound as vital as when they first carved their groove in metal in 1985. Featuring crushing songs like ‘Year of the Goat‘ and ‘Forever and Beyond Despair‘ and ominous cover artwork by Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth), Defectum Ominum finds EXHORDER at the top of their game with one of the year’s most vicious records.

Thomas has said of the new record: 

It’s been quite a journey for Exhorder since the 2019 release of Mourn the Southern Skies. Lineup changes as well as the 2020-2021 pandemic and lockdown presented hurdles that weren’t easy to overcome. But we persevered, kept our heads down and went to work with intense focus and real goals. One of those goals was to bring our fourth full length album to our fan base. Defectum Omnium is a collaborative effort in songwriting, much as it was in the early days of Exhorder. We produced it ourselves, as we felt no need or desire to bring in anyone from the outside based upon our shared vision. It was also important to us not only to continue the natural progression this band has been in since the early 90’s, but to put a foot back into our roots. The influence punk and hardcore had on this band from getting our start in the New Orleans punk rock scene has a strong presence. We’ve also made sure to keep plenty of our thrash roots as well in our songwriting process. But we have also managed to keep our doom roots alive, which first surfaced on the song (Cadence of) the Dirge back in 1992. In fact, on one new song we have guest appearances by Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin from Trouble, and they absolutely killed it! 

From the time that we began pre-production until the actual release date, we can promise you that every bit of Defectum Omnium was crafted with great care, and we are really excited about it! Our goal was to make an album that WE loved and gives the experience of a journey.”

Purchase/Stream Defectumm Omnium

Defectum Omnium Tracklisting:

1. Wrath of Prophecies
2. Under the Gaslight
3. Forever and Beyond Despair
4. The Tale of Unsound Minds
5. Divide and Conquer
6. Year of the Goat
7. Taken by Flames
8. Defectum Omnium / Stolen Hope
9. Three Stages of Truth / Lacing the Well
10. Sedition
11. Desensitized
12. Your Six


‘Year of the Goat’ Music Video

‘Forever and Beyond Despair’ Music Video


Formed in 1986, EXHORDER’s journey has proven exciting, yet tumultuous. After a twenty-seven-year absence following their final Roadrunner Records release in 1992, EXHORDER re-entered the game with an album considered by many to be a contender for the “Best Comeback Album” category. The band released Mourn the Southern Skies in October of 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. Fraught with euphoric peaks and crippling valleys throughout its existence, lineup changes, and the 2020-2021 pandemic, EXHORDER has since clawed back through the muck to prepare yet another album to add to the discography. In the spring of 2024, EXHORDER presents yet again via Nuclear Blast their fourth full-length recording, Defectum Omnium,  the Latin phrase for “The Failure of All”. Singer Kyle Thomas wryly explains that the album title is representative of the current state of affairs that the world is in. “The world is a dumpster fire, and we are all complicit.”, he explains. “People have been talking about, ‘…viruses killing us off, blah-blah, blah…’, when in actuality WE are the virus to the Earth. Mother Nature is simply trying to shake off the fleas, and her ‘viruses’ are the antibodies combating US. Earth will survive, and we will join the dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers soon enough in her history.”
Produced by EXHORDER and mixed by Jens Bogren, Defectum Omnium puts a foot back into the roots of the band’s inception. The scales have tipped favorably towards the presence of punk and thrash more so than on Mourn the Southern Skies. Tracks like ‘Wrath of Prophecies’, ‘Forever and Beyond Despair’, and ‘Sedition’ are what EXHORDER comes by most honestly when referring to their beginnings. There is also a strong presence of doom influence, as always. ‘The Tale of Unsound Minds’ and the haunting ‘Defectum Omnium/Stolen Hope’ will raise utter despair from the depths of your soul. The thick New Orleans grooves EXHORDER has been known for beating out since day one are still undeniable, and they stand out in tracks like ‘Year of the Goat’, ‘Under the Gaslight’, and ‘Three Stages of Truth/Lacing the Well’. 

One trait about Defectum Omnium that deserves to be pointed out is that it is more of a journey and experience than just a regurgitated selection of songs on autopilot. With peaks and valleys much like a roller coaster ride, one listener described the album as having “…a little something for everyone.”. As EXHORDER has always been hard to classify by one genre, the album is loaded with heaviness, aggression, speed, and venom. It also has an equal presence of mystery, melody, and harmony, and vacillates between darkness and light. Themes that dart back and forth between surviving oppression, despair, revolution, and brittle hope take you through the band’s madness by way of the musical path that they have forged. With touring plans underway in support of Defectum Omnium, EXHORDER finds itself poised to finally achieve the brass ring potential that has always seemed to be just out of their reach.



NILE Announces 2025 USA Tour + Reveals Second Single “To Strike with Secret Fang”

photo credit: Casey Coscarelli

Death Metal Icons NILE Reveal Masterful Second Single,
“To Strike with Secret Fang” + Lyric Video | Watch HERE

2025 USA Co-Headline Tour With Six Feet Under Announced
Featuring Support From Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy
Tickets On Sale Friday, July 12 @ 10:00AM EDT

New NILE Album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23, 2024 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE 

American death metal icons NILE recently announced their highly-anticipated 10th album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23 via Napalm Records, and the first reviews are in! The album’s breakneck first single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, arrived to much acclaim from long time fans, and was instantly dubbed by Consequenceas “kinetic, technically dense brutality”, while MetalSucks hailed it as “face disfiguring death metal from start to finish”.

The album’s second single and most succinct standout, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, pushes that unrelenting prowess to the next level. Out today via a new lyric video and streaming on all major platforms, the track blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, rhythmic vocal mastery and brutal conviction. Listen below!

Alongside the single, NILE have also announced their upcoming 2025 USA co-headline tour with death metal greats Six Feet Under. The tour begins January 7, 2025 in Nashville, TN and will feature support from Psycroptic and Embryonic Autopsy. Tickets for this unmissable onslaught go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10:00AM EDT! Pre-show meet and greets will also be available for both headliners. Visit for tickets and more information, and see below for all tour dates.

NILE’s Karl Sanders comments on the new track and tour announcement:
“‘To Strike with Secret Fang’ is a straight-to-the-point, uptempo blasting venomous assassin’s blade of a metal song. It’s the shortest track off the new record, The Underworld Awaits us All, which of course in Nile fashion has several long form complex metal compositions. But ‘Fang’ instantly goes right for the throat and will no doubt be a burner for live Nile shows.  

“Speaking of, Nile is very pleased for the opportunity to once again share the stage with the guys in Six Feet Under and Psycroptic. We are also primed and ready to play some of the killer songs from the new Nile album for metal fans, as well as classic Nile tracks that have become live favorites over the years. We have no doubt that metal will take place!” 

Watch the new official lyric video for “To Strike with Secret Fang”HERE:

NILE & Six Feet Under 2025 USA Co-Headliner
“Revenge of the Underworld Tour”

w/ Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy

01/07/25: Nashville, TN @ Basement East
01/08/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/10/25: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
01/11/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
01/12/25: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
01/13/25: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
01/14/25: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
01/15/25: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
01/17/25: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
01/18/25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Underground
01/19/25: Albany, NY @ Empire Live
01/20/25: Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts
01/21/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
01/23/25: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
01/24/25: Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs
01/25/25: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
01/26/25: Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
01/27/25: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
01/29/25: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
01/30/25: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
01/31/25: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
02/01/25: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
02/02/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
02/04/25: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
02/06/25: Las Vegas, CA @ Sinwave
02/07/25: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
02/08/25: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
02/10/25: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
02/11/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
02/13/25: Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
02/14/25: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
02/15/25: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
02/17/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/18/25: Farmington, NM @ Lauter Haus
02/20/25: Dallas, TX @ Haltom Theater 
02/21/25: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
02/22/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE – founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders, longtime drum master George Kollias, vocalist/guitarists Brian Kingsland and Zach Jeter, and bassist Dan Vadim Von – to their furthest extremes both in artistry and performance. Once again produced and recorded at Sanders’ own Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, the band returned to Vile Nilotic Rites engineer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Whitechapel) for mixing and mastering.

Facing the planet’s inevitable end with their diehard fans at their side, NILE waste absolutely no time with histrionics on The Underworld Awaits Us All, distilling their trademark Egyptology driven tempest down to its most streamlined essence. Charging into battle as its namesake depicts, “Stelae of Vultures” makes an immediate impact with dissonant guitar chords and supernatural drumming, teasing the auditory evisceration to come. Topped by impressive screams and gutturals, the track leads into “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s 181st chapter. The album’s most succinct track, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, before album standouts such as “Naqada II Enter the Golden Age” and “Overlords of the Black Earth” breathe new life with thrash and fusion experimentation, as well as real human choirs – adding a raw element to the NILEfold. Each track soars as a technical tour-de-force – featuring career-defining extreme drumming from Kollias, as well as razor-sharp soloing from all three active guitarists and palpable bass exploration. A perfect example of this equation is pinnacle burner “Under the Curse of the One God”, combining sinister atmospherics with breakneck pacing and whirlwind, vicious riff acrobatics. 

Throughout the remainder of its 11 pummeling tracks and intricate interludes, NILE masters full-tilt speed and ferocious musicality. 30 years into their heavy reign, The Underworld Awaits Us All proves that NILE is marching onward and undoubtedly upward, bleeding metal for their fandom for as long as the sands of time will allow.

Pre-Order The Underworld Awaits Us All HERE:

The Underworld Awaits Us All’s mind-bending art was once again envisioned and created by Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc, with reference to the cycle of life and judgment at its end. 

The Underworld Awaits Us All track listing:
1. Stelae of Vultures
2. Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes
3. To Strike with Secret Fang
4. Naqada II Enter the Golden Age
5. The Pentagrammathion of Nephren-Ka
6. Overlords of the Black Earth
7. Under the Curse of the One God
9. Doctrine of Last Things
10. True Gods of the Desert
11. The Underworld Awaits us All
12. Lament for the Destruction of Time

The Underworld Awaits Us All will be available in the following formats:       
-2LP Gatefold GOLD (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300) – NEW!!
-2LP Gatefold MARBLED ORANGE RED BLACK w/ 24 Page Vinyl Booklet and Slipmat (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-2LP Gatefold SPLATTER DARK GREEN YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR (North American indiestores only – limited to 500)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-2LP Gatefold BLACK
-6 Page CD Digipak
-6 Page CD Digipak w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500) – SOLD OUT in North America, only 50 left in international store!
-Cassette Tape Edition YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-Digital Album

[6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500)]

Additional NILE Tour Dates:

NILE Underworld Europe Tour 2024:
September 3, 2024 – Essen, GER @ Turock
September 4, 2024 – Amstelveen, HOL @ P60
September 5, 2024 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
September 6, 2024 – Glasgow, UK @ Slay
September 7, 2024 – Dublin, IRE @ Opium
September 8, 2024 – Belfast, N.IRE @ Limelight2
September 10, 2024 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
September 11, 2024 – London, UK @ Underworld
September 12, 2024 – Drachten, HOL @ Iduna
September 13, 2024 – Uden, HOL @ De Pul
September 14, 2024 – Brugge, BEL @ Het Entrepot
September 15, 2024 – Mannheim, GER @ MS Connexion Complex
September 17, 2024 – Barcelona, SP @ Salamandra
September 18, 2024 – Valencia, SP @ Almassera
September 19, 2024 – Sevilla, SP @ Custom
September 20, 2024 – Lisbon, POR @ RCA
September 21, 2024 – Porto, POR @ Hard Club
September 22, 2024 – Madrid, SP @ Mon
September 24, 2024 – Moncalieri (TI), ITA @ Audiodrome
September 25, 2024 – Rome, ITA @ Largo
September 26, 2024 – Modena, ITA @ Notte Tempio
September 27, 2024 – Aarau, CH @ KiFF
September 28, 2024 – San Dona’ Di Piave, ITA @ Revolver
September 29, 2024 – Munich, GER @ Backstage

NILE Japan Tour 2024:
October 8, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 9, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 10, 2024 – Osaka @ Varon

NILE in Bangkok:
October 12, 2024 – Bangkok, TH @ Mr. Fox Live House

NILE Australia & New Zealand Tour 2024:
October 15, 2024 – Perth, AU @ Milk Bar / Civic Hotel  
October 16, 2024 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
October 17, 2024 – Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
October 18, 2024 – Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
October 19, 2024 – Hobart, AU @ Uni Bar
October 20, 2024 – Sydney, AU @ Crowbar
October 22, 2024 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy

NILE Festivals:
May 22-25, 2025 – Baltimore, MD, USA @ Maryland Deathfest XX

NILE is:
Karl Sanders – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
George Kollias – Drums
Brian Kingsland – Guitar, Vocals
Zach Jeter – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Vadim Von – Bass
NILE online:


Necrot North American Headlining Tour Begins

Necrot Photo Chris Johnston

NECROT will return to the stage on a massive North American headlining tour! The Lifeless Birth Tour 2024 commences on June 5th in Berkeley, California and winds its way through nearly three dozen cities, concluding on July 13th in Portland, Oregon. Support will be provided by Street Tombs as well as Bat and Phobophilic on select dates. The trek follows the band’s recent run supporting Municipal Waste on the inaugural Brainsqueeze Tour.

Comments bassist/vocalist Luca Indrio, “You already know it. The Lifeless Birth album release tour is going to be a savagely brutal one! I’m sure our loyal fans are going to be there to rage and destroy every fucking night. These shows are going to be pure madness; you are not going to regret being there, but you might regret not showing up. If you feel like you need a night of good metal you better be there early. The support bands are insanely good. BAT has a new album out for the tour just like us, Street Tombs is representing for [drummer] Chad [Gailey]’s label, Carbonized plus Phobophilic is joining us late in the tour, all such sick bands. Epic as fuck. See you all at the shows!”

Tickets are on sale now at! See all confirmed dates below.

NECROT w/ BAT, Street Tombs:
6/18/2024 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/19/2024 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
6/20/2024 Boggs Social – Atlanta, GA
6/21/2024 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia SC
6/22/2024 Chapel Of Bones – Raleigh, NC
6/23/2024 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
6/24/2024 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
6/25/2024 Broken Goblet – Bensalem, PA
6/26/2024 The Meadows – Brooklyn, NY
6/27/2024 Sonia – Boston, MA
w/ Phobophilic, Street Tombs:
6/28/2024 Le Source – Quebec City, QC
6/29/2024 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
6/30/2024 Dominion Tavern – Ottawa ON
7/01/2024 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/02/2024 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
7/03/2024 Reggies – Chicago, IL
7/05/2024 The Swamp – Lincoln, NE
7/06/2024 Oriental Theatre – Denver, CO
7/07/2024 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
7/09/2024 The Shredder – Boise, ID
7/10/2024 Ray’s Golden Lion – Richland, WA
7/11/2024 The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC
7/12/2024 Clock Out Lounge – Seattle WA
7/13/2024 The Star Theatre – Portland, OR

NECROT‘s long-awaited Lifeless Birth is out now on Tankcrimes. The record earned the #3 spot on Billboard’s Top New Artist chart upon its first week of release! Elsewhere, the record took the #4 position on the Current Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Independent Record Label chart, and more!

NECROT continues their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist, and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 with guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joining the following year, the Oakland, California, trio offers Lifeless Birth as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings

It’s not about giving up a ferocity that’s helped make them a household name among the converted. Instead, NECROT uses that same, by-now-characteristic intensity as the backdrop for an expanded songwriting palette. They’ve always been a band who stood out. The maturity they show on Lifeless Birth confirms that’s been the plan all along. It is a vision of what metal can be and do in 2024, tearing down old barriers and keeping those traditional elements that make it stronger.

Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Greg Wilkinson — who has helmed all three Necrot albums — and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Lifeless Birth pivots fluidly between technical intricacy, progressive poise and all-out brutality. Scouring lead work will have thrash heads nodding knowingly, and an overarching groove reaches out across the metal microgenres with a righteous call to worship. Its songs are memorable and varied, unpretentious but able to rear up with statelier violence. At the same time, “Drill The Skull,” “Cut The Cord,” “The Curse” and others prove that just because a song is beating you into the ground doesn’t mean it can’t also be forward-thinking. Or catchy.

“The last few years have been tough for us and pretty much for everyone,” notes Indrio. “The result is Lifeless Birth, our most aggressive album so far, but at the same time also the most melodic. We have always been progressing as a band and I think this is our full maturity stage. We have been NECROT for thirteen years now, we work hard to continue doing what we do, and we have sacrificed a lot to it. We want to give our contribution to what metal is and will be, we don’t want to just pass by unnoticed. We want to live our mark and so far, Lifeless Birth is without doubt our best effort.

Lifeless Birth, which features cover art again by Marald Van Haasteren, is available on CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as an LP in several different and exciting vinyl variants all housed in a golden foil stamped gatefold jacket.

Find LP orders HERE, CD orders HERE, cassette orders HERE, and digital orders HERE

Lifeless Birth Teack Listing:
1.Cut The Cord
2. Lifeless Birth
3. Superior
4. Drill The Skull
5. Winds Of Hell
6. Dead Memories
7. The Curse

After having their Mortal tour plans scuttled owing to the covid pandemic, family health issues that led Indrio, who became a US citizen in 2016 and currently lives in Mexico, to return to Italy for a time canceled what would have been their first tour post-plague. Still, despite this and Gailey suffering a broken back, requiring multiple surgeries and intense physical therapy to be able to drum again, period, Indrio being struck with Bell’s Palsy the night before he was originally due to fly to the studio to record, and Reinhardt requiring multiple surgeries on his hands in the months since they finished, NECROT charges forward with material distinguished in its real-world point of view and willingness to look beyond extreme metal tropes in lyrics, the melodies of its guitar solos, and unbridled audience engagement.

Necrot Online:

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Cryptopsy Sign to Season of Mist

Photo by Maciej Pieloch

No band has tested the boundaries of extreme music more than Cryptopsy.

After an ungentle exhumation from the Canadian underground during the early ’90s, Cryptopsy quickly rose to recognition amongst metalheads all across the globe. Most bands would consider themselves lucky to make one classic album. Cryptopsy have made three, including None So Vile, which is widely considered one of the best death metal albums of all time.     

Cryptopsy’s raw and blistering technical prowess set a precedent for extreme music. After all, their eldest statesmen did write the book on this style of drumming. But the band have continued to evolve throughout their storied career. Their 30-year discography defies any one categorization, incorporating everything from jazz fusion to mathy avant-garde rhythms and melodic experimentation before returning to their more brutal form.

Just last year, Cryptopsy won a JUNO Award for their most recent album, As Gomorrah Burns. This year, the band earned another prestigious honor: joining the celebration of death metal’s most iconic band. While they continue to tour North America alongside Death to All, recently, Cryptopsy made a stop at Maryland Death Fest for a special 30th anniversary set of their debut album, Blasphemy Made Flesh.  

Now that they’ve signed with Season of Mist, Cryptopsy are focused on keeping their momentum rolling. They’re hitting the road this fall on a second tour of North America, this time with CarnifexNew music is also on the way, along with definitive reissues from their classic catalogue.  

“We are thrilled to announce that Cryptopsy has joined forced with Season of Mist!” the band says. “Season of Mist’s dedication to artistic integrity and their track record of supporting diverse and innovative music make them the perfect partner for Cryptopsy. With their backing, we look forward to reaching new heights creatively, connecting with more fans and continuing to push the boundaries of extreme music. We are excited for the journey ahead and the opportunities this opens up for what’s already an exciting new chapter of our band”.

The Scream of Perseverance Tour 2024
featuring Cryptopsy and Death to All

June 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile [TICKETS]
June 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile [TICKETS]
June 17 – Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion [TICKETS]*
June 18 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre  [TICKETS]
June 19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre [TICKETS]
June 21 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerston [TICKETS]
June 22 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone [TICKETS]
June 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst [TICKETS] 
June 24 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery District [TICKETS]*
June 25 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick [TICKETS]
June 26 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick [TICKETS]
June 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [TICKETS]
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater [TICKETS]
June 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater [TICKETS]
June 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad [TICKETS]*
July 2 – Oklahoma, OK @ 89th Street Collective [TICKETS]*
July 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag [TICKETS]*
*Cryptopsy only

Necromanteum Part II North American Tour 2024
featuringCryptoposy, Carnifex,Mental Cruelty, Organectomy and Heavy / Hitter

October 4 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall [TICKETS]
October 5 – Palmdale, CA @ Transplants Brewery [TICKETS]
October 6 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post [TICKETS]*
October 8 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre [TICKETS]*
October 9 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [TICKETS]
October 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre [TICKETS] *
October 12 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom [TICKETS]
October 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room [TICKETS]
October 14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ [TICKETS]
October 16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre [TICKETS]
October 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater [TICKETS]*
October 18 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre [TICKETS]
October 19 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s [TICKETS]*
October 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Annex [TICKETS]
October 22 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House [TICKETS]
October 23 – Nepean, ON @ Brass Monkey [TICKETS]
October 24 – Montreal, QC @ Beanfield Theatre [TICKETS]
October 25 – Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière [TICKETS]
October 26 – Ablany, NY @ Empire Live [TICKETS]
October 27 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater [TICKETS]
October 28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Asylum at Masonic Temple [TICKETS]
October 30 – Springfield, MO @ Regency Live [TICKETS]
October 31 – Wichita, KS @ Temple Live Wichita [TICKETS]
November 1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep [TICKETS]
November 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex [TICKETS]*
November 3 – Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse [TICKETS]
*no Cryptopsy

Flo Mounier – Drums
Matt McGachy – Vocals
Christian Donaldson – Guitar
Oli Pinard – Bass

Style: Death Metal

When Cryptopsy emerged from Montreal, Quebec in 1993, their groundbreaking blend of technical prowess and brutal intensity left an indelible mark on extreme metal.   

Right away, Cryptopsy showcased their unparalleled musicianship with their debut album. Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994) set the stage for a career that’s been defined by innovation and boundary-pushing. Their next album solidified the band as pioneers of death metal. None So Vile (1996) earned them critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase across the world.  

“Brutal and beautifully chaotic…a must-have for any extreme metal fan’s collection”, wrote Metal Hammer, who named None So Vile one of the best death metal albums ever.  

Cryptopsy has continued to evolve throughout their storied career. Their 30-year discography defies any one categorization, ranging from jazz fusion on Whisper Supremacy (1998) and the avant-garde rhythms of Once Was Not (2005) to the melodic experiments of The Unspoken King (2008).  

In 2012, Cryptopsy released their self-titled album, which signaled a return to their brutal roots. Three years later, the band embarked on The Book of Suffering, an ambitious two-part EP that Decibel regarded as “an absolute fucking burner”.   

Almost 30 years into their career, Cryptopsy won the JUNO Award for Best Metal/Hard Music Album for their latest album As Gomorrah Burns (2023). They followed that up by earning another prestigious honor: joining Death to All on a tour of North America.  

Along with their celebrated discography, a relentless work ethic and reputation as blistering live performers has cemented Cryptopsy as one of metal’s most influential and respected bands. But while their legacy is safely established, the band remain committed to expanding the definitions of extreme music. Having now signed with Season of Mist, they’re preparing to release new music, along with definitive reissues from their classic catalogue. 

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JINJER Announces 2024 North American Headline Tour with Support from Hanabie. and Born of Osiris

Photo credit: Lina Glasir

JINJER Announces 2024 North American Headline Tour
Featuring Support from Hanabie. and Born Of Osiris

Launching September 20 in Sayreville, NJ 
Presales Begin Today | General On Sale Begins Friday, June 14

First Official Live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, out NOW
Get Your Copy HERE

Hot on the heels of the recent release of their first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, Ukraine’s very own modern metal phenomenon JINJER have just announced what is poised to be one of heavy metal’s most in-demand tours of the year. The progressive metal giants have once again set their sights on North America for a massive headline tour, featuring support from fast-rising Japanese metalcore unit Hanabie. and progressive metalcore mainstays Born Of Osiris.

As JINJER is currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated upcoming fifth studio album, fans can expect to hear a handful of brand new, never-before-heard tracks on the tour. Be among the very first to witness new music! #JINJER5

Kicking off on September 20 in Sayreville, NJ, the tour will visit many major cities in the USA and Canada, coming to an end in Sacramento, CA on October 13 at Aftershock Festival. In addition to Aftershock, the tour will also see JINJER performing at major festivals such as Metal Injection Festival, Louder Than Life, and the return of the mighty Mayhem Festival. Various ticket presales via Citi, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more begin today, with general public onsale beginning this Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM local time.

Visit WWW.JINJER-METAL.COM for more tickets and more information, and don’t miss this colossal juggernaut of a tour this fall!

JINJER on returning to North America:              
“It’s finally time for some huge announcements: We’re stoked to report that this September, JINJER will return to North America with not only two absolutely sick supports: Hanabie and Born Of Osiris! Most importantly we’ll be performing some brand new unreleased songs from our upcoming fifth studio album – just cannot wait to share what we’ve been working on for the last two years. This will be without a doubt a banger of a tour … we’re looking forward to this so much!”

w/ Hanabie. and Born Of Osiris
09/20/24: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/21/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Metal Injection Fest
09/22/24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
09/23/24: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/24/24: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
09/26/24: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
09/27/24: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
09/29/24: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/01/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/02/24: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/03/24: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/04/24: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
10/06/24: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/07/24: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
10/09/24: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
10/12/24: San Bernardino, CA @ Mayhem Festival
10/13/24: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

JINJER‘s first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, is out now via Napalm Records. Filmed on December 22, 2022 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Live in Los Angeles not only honors their endurance through recent challenges, but also celebrates their triumphant 15-year journey. During these years, JINJER attained remarkable milestones, touring globally and captivating millions at prestigious festivals like Hellfest, Rock am Ring, Graspop Metal Meeting, Download Festival and Rocklahoma USA. Moreover, their latest triumph, the acclaimed studio album Wallflowers, broke charts worldwide, soaring to #1 on both the US Billboard Top New Artist Album charts and Canadian Hard Music album charts, #2 on the US Hard Music album charts, #5 on the official UK Rock & Metal album charts and #7 on the official German album charts.

Live in Los Angeles was a spontaneous decision by the band, recorded as raw as possible, to emphasize the passion that can come from a live show. This release is an explosive mixture of JINJER’s discography – featuring fan favorites like “Sit Stay Roll Over”“Call Me A Symbol” and the game changing “Pisces”. The live album contains 16 songs in various audio formats, with some strictly limited: the Deluxe Digipack features not only a DVD, but also two more songs, “Wallflower” & “Disclosure!”, recorded in Paris in 2023.

Order your copy of Live in Los Angeles NOW:

Live in Los Angeles tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Sit Stay Roll Over
3. Teacher, Teacher!
4. Copycat
5. Home Back
6. I Speak Astronomy
7. As I Boil Ice
8. Judgement (& Punishment)
9. Dead Hands Feel No Pain
10. Vortex
11. Who Is Gonna Be The One
12. Sleep Of The Righteous
13. Call Me A Symbol
14. Perennial
15. Pisces
16. On The Top

Live in Los Angeles will be available in the following formats:
1DVD/1BD/1CD Deluxe Digipak (DVD size)incl. Slipcase & 20 pages booklet
Ltd. 2LP PURPLE Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 300 copies worldwide
Ltd. 2LP YELLOW Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 300 copies worldwide
Ltd. Die Hard 2LP PURPLE/WHITE Marbled Vinyl incl. 20 page booklet & vinyl slipmat (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 700 copies worldwide
Ltd. 1MC (YELLOW MC / PURPLE Print) (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 200 copies worldwide
Ltd. 2LP CLEAR Vinyl (Band Shop Exclusive)
Ltd. 2LP WHITE Vinyl (Band Shop Exclusive)
Digital AlbumWatch the Live Video for “Home Back” HERE:

You can find more formats and specials, as well as new merch in the 
JINJER merch shop HERE!

More JINJER live dates:
Additional Festivals 2024
08/03/24: Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/05/2024: Istanbul, TR @ Freedoom Metal Festival
08/08/24: Villena, ES @ Leyendas del Rock
08/09/24: Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
08/10/24: Cercoux,FR @ Festival 666
08/11/24: Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz
08/15/24: Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze
08/17/24: Carhaix, FR @ Motocultor
08/18/24: Vallamand, CH @ Rock The Lakes
Celebrating Life Through Death – European Farewell Tour 2024 
JINJER as special guest for Sepultura,
w/ Obituary (Main Support) & Jesus Piece (Opener)
10/03/24: Paris, FR @ Zenith Paris
10/31/24: Offenbach am Main, DE @ Stadthalle
11/01/24: Hamburg, DE @ Inselpark Arena
11/02/24: Cologne, DE @ Palladium
11/03/24: Den Bosch, NL @ Sepulfest
11/05/24: Brussels, BE @ AB Box – SOLD OUT!
11/06/24: Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/08/24: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT!
11/09/24: Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT!
11/10/24: Belfast, IE @ The Telegraph Building
11/11/24: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT!
11/12/24: London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/14/2024: Zurich, CH @ The Hall
11/15/24: Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
11/16/24: Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/17/24: Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Red Stage
11/19/24: Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
11/20/24: Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/21/24: Katowice, PL @ Spodek
11/22/24: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/23/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum – SOLD OUT!
11/24/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum
Latin America Tour 2024
+ special guests: Heaven Shall Burn
11/30/24: Porto Alegre, BR @ Opiniao
12/01/24: Curitiba, BR @ Tork and Roll
12/03/24: Belo Horizonte, BR @ Mister Rock
12/05/24: Brasilia, BR @ Toinha
12/07/24: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Circo Voador
12/08/24: Sao Paulo, BR @ Terra SP
12/10/24: Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Flores
12/12/24: Santiago, CL @ Teatro Caupolican
12/14/24: Bogota, CO @ Calle 13
12/15/24: San Jose, CR @ Pepper’s Club
12/18/24: Guadalajara, MX @ C4 *
12/19/24: San Luis Potosí, MX @ Centro de las Artes *
12/20/24 Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador *
*no HSB
… to be continued …

About JINJER:    
Through their relentless hard work, non-stop touring and critically acclaimed, chart-breaking releases gaining millions of streams/views across all platforms globally, JINJER are truly one of modern metal’s hottest and most exciting bands around today. The band has become synonymous with doing things their own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook – which they proved loud and clear on their hugely successful fourth studio album, Wallflowers. The four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the metal landscape. JINJER was formed in 2009, but consider the official start of the band to have happened with the addition of incredible vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk in 2010.   
JINJER is:           
Tatiana Shmayluk – Vocals         
Roman Ibramkhalilov – Guitars 
Eugene Abdukhanov – Bass       
Vlad Ulasevich – Drums

JINJER online:  


Signs of the Swarm announces North American headlining tour with Cane Hill, Ov Sulfur, 156/Silence, A Wake In Providence

Photo Credit: Kyle Hines

This August/September, Pittsburgh deathcore unit Signs of the Swarm will headline North America both in celebration of a decade as a band and for the first time properly within that timeframe. In tow will be nu metalcore trailblazers Cane Hill, fast-rising blackened deathcore blasphemers Ov Sulfur (fronted by Ricky Hoover, formerly of Suffokate), nu metallic hardcore moshers 156/Silence and eldritch blackened deathcore ghouls A Wake In Providence, who add a more gothic take on the genre.

“TEN YEARS of relentless dedication, 5 albums and nearly 1,000 performances later, we are thrilled to bring you an explosive celebration for a decade of the band’s survival; our first ever proper North America headline tour will be the DECADE OF THE SWARM,” comments drummer Bobby Crow. “We are preparing a career-spanning set list and top notch production alongside some of our best friends that we’ve made over the years.

“On a personal note, I’ve spent more than 1/3rd of my life creating and performing music with Signs of the Swarm, and I’ve never been more grateful to be a part of this journey than I am right now. 

“So come and join us on our crusade across North America for a night of heavy music, built from the ground up, for the fans.”

See below for all dates; tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 30th at 11AM ET via: A VIP upgrade will be available for purchase soon, with details as follows:

1) A game of Signs of the SwarmPictionary with the band (your art may be included on an exclusive shirt featuring your versions of our songs) 

2) An opportunity to EAT THE SWARM (aka various flavors of edible crickets), with one cricket for every ten attendees set as the GOLDEN CRICKET, which earns an upgrade from standard metal to gold-plated keychain

3) Signs of the Swarm logo keychain—literally made of metal

4) Commemorative sublimated lanyard, souvenir VIP laminate, double-sided sublimated drawstring bag and signed tour poster

Signs of the Swarm tour dates
w/ Cane Hill, Ov Sulfur, 156/Silence, A Wake In Providence
Aug. 29, 2024 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 30, 2024 – Brooklyn, NY – The Meadows
Aug. 31, 2024 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
Sept. 1, 2024 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Sept. 3, 2024 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
Sept. 4, 2024 – Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
Sept. 5, 2024 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Sept. 6, 2024 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sept. 7, 2024 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Sept. 8, 2024 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
Sept. 10, 2024 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Sept. 11, 2024 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept. 12, 2024 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Sept. 13, 2024 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
Sept. 14, 2024 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Sept. 16, 2024 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sept. 17, 2024 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Sept. 18, 2024 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Sept. 19, 2024 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
Sept. 20, 2024 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
Sept. 21, 2024 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Sept. 22, 2024 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Sept. 24, 2024 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Sept. 25, 2024 – Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
Sept. 26, 2024 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Sept. 27, 2024 – Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving
Sept. 28, 2024 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester

Produced by Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, King 810, Tallah, Varials), Signs Of The Swarm’s latest release – Amongst the Low & Empty(2023) – is so destructively deafening, it blew out Schroeder’s subwoofer! “We’ve always been a deathcore band,” states Bobby Crow. “But this record is a lot MORE – it’s got death metal, metalcore, djent, some industrial stuff…We wanted to make something that was just heavy.” 

Purchase and stream Amongst the Low & Empty now here:

Signs Of The Swarm line-up:
Bobby Crow – Drums
David Simonich – Vocals
Carl Schulz – Guitars
Michael Cassese – Bass

Signes Of The Swarm Online:


Orbit Culture announces headline dates around Slipknot 25th Anniversary Tour -tickets on sale today!

Following their announcement of joining Slipknot on their “Here Comes The Pain” 25th Anniversary North American Tour, Swedish juggernauts Orbit Culture have also announced a headlining trek across North America with support by Thrown into Exile, Life Cycles, and Repentance on select shows. Tickets go on sale today (Friday, May 24th) at 10AM local time via:; see below for all dates!

Orbit Culture tour dates:
July 27, 2024 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction **
July 28, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile **
July 30, 2024 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage ***
July 31, 2024 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live ***
Aug. 2, 2024 – Dallas, TX @ Studio At The Factory ***
Aug. 3, 2024 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
Aug. 4, 2024 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
Aug. 6, 2024 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center *
Aug. 7, 2024 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion At Star Lake *
Aug. 9, 2024 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena *
Aug. 10, 2024 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion *
Aug. 12, 2024 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
Aug. 14, 2024 – Gilford, NH @ Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion *
Aug. 15, 2024 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Aug. 16, 2024 – Montreal, QC @ Theater Fairmount
Aug. 17, 2024 – Toronto, ON @ Scotibank Arena *
Aug. 19, 2024 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic ****
Aug. 20, 2024 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ****
Aug. 21, 2024 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Aug. 22, 2024 – Denver, CO – @ Gothic
Aug. 24, 2024 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Aug. 26, 2024 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades **
* = w/ Slipknot, Knocked Loose
** = w/ Thrown into Exile
*** = w/ Life Cycles
**** = w/ Repentance

Orbit Culture online:


GOATWHORE Announces North American Headlining Tour; Tickets On Sale Now!

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass

GOATWHORE will return to North American stages on a massive North American headlining tour this August/September. The caravan of chaos begins on August 9th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and runs through September 30th in Pensacola, Florida with stops at this year’s editions of Full Terror Assault in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois and Metal Injection Fest in Brooklyn, New York. Support will be provided by Vitriol as well as Thantifaxath, Herakleion, and Necrofier on select dates.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet, “I am thrilled  to be part of this supernatural intervention of a tour along with Vitriol, Necrofier, and Thantifaxath! I am especially excited to see our Canadian fans after a very long time! Falses Stay Hidden!”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Vitriol, Thantifaxath, Herakleion:
8/09/2024 Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
8/10/2024 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
8/11/2024 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
8/12/2024 CheapSteaks – Dallas, TX
8/13/2024 Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
8/14/2024 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
w/ Vitriol, Thantifaxath:
8/15/2024 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
8/16/2024 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA * No Vitriol
8/17/2024 The Casbah – San Diego, CA * No Vitriol
8/18/2024 1720 – Los Angeles, CA * No Vitriol
8/20/2024 Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV * No Vitriol
8/21/2024 The Siren – Morro Bay, CA
8/22/2024 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA * No Vitriol
8/23/2024 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
8/24/2024 Volcanic Theater Pub – Bend, OR
8/25/2024 Dante’s – Portland, OR
8/27/2024 Substation – Seattle, WA
8/28/2024 Cobalt Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
8/30/2024 Commonwealth – Calgary, AB
8/31/2024 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
9/02/2024 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
9/03/2024 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND * No Thantifaxath
w/ Vitriol, Necrofier:
9/05/2024 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL
9/06/2024 Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
9/07/2024 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
9/08/2024 X-Ray Arcade – Cudahy, WI
9/10/2024 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/12/2024 Frankie’s Inner-City – Toledo, OH
9/13/2024 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2024 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
9/15/2024 The Sanctuary – Hamtramck, MI
9/17/2024 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/19/2024 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
9/20/2024 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
9/22/2024 Metal Injection Fest @ The Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
9/24/2024 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/25/2024 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/27/2024 Conduit – Winter Park, FL
9/28/2024 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/29/2024 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
9/30/2024 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

GOATWHORE continues to tour in support of their acclaimed Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heavenfull-length released in October of 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Their most accomplished composition to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track offering earned the #9 position on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart upon its first week of release.

Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349), and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. The band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the art of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow.

Preview and purchase Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven at:

“Angels… consistently rages without ever devolving into the samey sounding banality that plagues so many less adept practitioners. Angels… just gets better the longer it plays.” – Decibel Magazine

“Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven proves yet again that one of the hardest working bands in metal can continue to impress us with their tried and true brand of blackened extremity.” – Metal Injection

GOATWHORE has begun a new campaign of terror with this album, channeling their darkest and most malicious release in some time.” – Lambgoat

“If you love war metal, this pick will be right up your alley. It assaults you with blitzkrieg strength. This evil offering is pleasantly raw. Yet, it is also a polished and mature work. GOATWHORE will catch you off guard with soaring guitar solos and the like.” – MetalSucks

“Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven cherry-picks the best bits from various subgenres — the guttural intensity of death metal, the trilling majesty of black metal — and assembles them into songs that feel almost regal in their hateful conviction.” – Spin Magazine’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2022

“The blackened thrash remains up front, as Falgoust’s growls and Duet’s riffs and sinister solos coalesce with the determined rhythms of Simmons and Coleman. GOATWHORE ascends to eviscerate all expectations. Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven exceeds the related genre’s boundaries and redefines their sound and place in the landscape of metal.” – New Noise Magazine

“… all killer with no filler… Whatever the future may hold for GOATWHORE, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven proves that the band is at the top of its game, and that it has much more to offer.” – Blabbermouth


Lorna Shore Announces North American Headlining Tour Featuring Whitechapel, Kublai Khan TX, Sanguisugabogg

Photo credit: Mike Elliott (@mpelliott)

Lorna Shore line-up:
Michael Yager – bass
Adam De Micco – guitar
Will Ramos – vocals
Austin Archey – drums
Andrew O’Connor – guitar

Lorna Shore is thrilled to announce their upcoming North American tour with Whitechapel, Kublai Khan TX and Sanguisugabogg this September/October! Produced by Live Nation, on this special run of headline shows, Lorna Shore will be playing their latest album, Pain Remains, in its entirety, making this one show not to be missed!

Tickets will be available starting with Citi presale (details below) beginning Tuesday, May 14th. 

The Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales begin Tuesday, May 14th at 2pm ET.

Spotify presale begins Wednesday, May 15th at 10am local time.

Local presales begin Thursday, May 16th at 10am local time.

All presales end Thursday, May 16th at 10pm local time. 

General onsale begins Friday, May 17th at 10am local time at

Citi is the official card of Lorna ShoreNorth American Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 14th at 12pm ET until Thursday, May 16th at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 14th at 12pm ET through Thursday, May 16th at 10pm local time. 

See below for all dates!

Lorna Shore North American Tour
w/ Whitechapel, Kublai Khan TX, Sanguisugabogg
Thu Sep 19 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Fri Sep 20 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
Sat Sep 21 – Moon Township, PA – UPMC Events Center
Sun Sep 22 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Special Events Center
Tue Sep 24 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando
Wed Sep 25 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Fri Sep 27 – Louder Than Life Fest – Louisville, KY*
Sat Sep 28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sun Sep 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Mon Sep 30 – The Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO*
Wed Oct 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans
Thu Oct 3 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Fri Oct 4 – San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port
Sat Oct 5 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
Mon Oct 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Tue Oct 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Thu Oct 10 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
Fri Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Sat Oct 12 – Aftershock Fest – Sacramento, CA*
Mon Oct 14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Tue Oct 15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Thu Oct 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Fri Oct 18 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Sat Oct 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Sun Oct 20 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
Tue Oct 22 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Wed Oct 23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Thu Oct 24 - Cleveland, OH – The Agora*
Fri Oct 25 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sun Oct 27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Mon Oct 28 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Tue Oct 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Wed Oct 30 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
*Not A Live Nation Date

Lorna Shore unleashed their groundbreaking fourth full-length, Pain Remains, in 2022, earning “album of the year” accolades upon its release (Loudwire) with media hailing it as “one of the best symphonic metal and deathcore albums”(Metal Injection). Recently, the quintet gave fans an instrumental edition of the record, as well as a full band playthrough video for the Pain Remains trilogy. 

Watch the clip now here:

Pain Remains trilogy

Pain Remains I: Dancing Like Flames

Pain Remains II: After All I’ve Done, I’ll Disappear

Pain Remains III: In a Sea of Fire   

Pain Remains can be streamed and purchased here The instrumental version is available here:

For the latest Lorna Shore news and releases, please visit:

Lorna Shore online:


ORBIT CULTURE To Join SLIPKNOT For 25th Anniversary “Here Comes The Pain North America 2024” Tour


Tickets For “Here Comes The Pain North America 2024” HERE

Commanding metal up-and-comers, ORBIT CULTURE, have been confirmed for the first leg of SLIPKNOT’s highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Tour, “Here Comes The Pain North America 2024”, bringing their electrifying sound and stage presence to metal fans across the nation. To make this tour even more unforgettable, the powerhouse lineup will also feature Knocked Loose as direct support, delivering an explosive and high-energy performance that is sure to leave audiences breathless. Get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with this lineup of unstoppable metal bands! 

The band shares: “We are honored to announce that we will be joining SLIPKNOT on their 25th anniversary tour of their self-titled album together with KNOCKED LOOSE.”

ORBIT CULTURE, known for their dynamic sound and explosive live shows, will join SLIPKNOT and KNOCKED LOOSE starting August 6, 2023, at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, IN, and will continue through multiple cities including Baltimore and New York, concluding leg one with a climactic performance in Toronto, Ontario. 

Fans eager to secure their spot at this historic tour can access the Support Artist Presales starting Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 10:00 AM local time. General ticket sales will commence shortly after, on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets are available HERE

Full Tour Dates:

Aug 6 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center*
Aug 7 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion At Star Lake*
Aug 9 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena*
Aug 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion*
Aug 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
Aug 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
Aug 15 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
Aug 17 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
Sep 1 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma^
Sep 7 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre^
Sep 8 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^
Sep 11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center^
Sep 13 – Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome^
Sep 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre^
Sep 17 – Austin, TX – Moody Center^
Sep 18 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion^
Sep 21 – Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa^



FIRES IN THE DISTANCE announced as support for Amorphis and Dark Tranquility North American tour

Photographer credit: Jayson Cessna

Yegor Savonin – composition, guitars, programming, lyrics
Craig Breitsprecher – bass, vocals
Kristian Grimaldi – guitars, vocals
Jordan Rippe – drums

Connecticut, US melodic doom / melodeath metal four-piece FIRES IN THE DISTANCE has today announced they’ll be supporting Amorphis and Dark Tranquility on the long running melodic death metal bands co-headling North American tour. The tour will take place this fall throughout September into early October, with full dates below. Tickets for the dates will go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10am local time.

Speaking on the tour announcement FIRES IN THE DISTANCE comments: “We are beyond honored and grateful to announce that we will be heading out across North America this fall with not one, but two bands that directly influenced this band to take form, the legendary Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity. These two bands have historically shaped melodic death metal as we know it today, and we look forward to opening for them on this tour.”

Upcoming FIRES IN THE DISTANCE tour dates
May 17 – Desertfest London – London, UK

Supporting Amorphis and Dark Tranquility
September 3 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
September 4 – Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
September 5 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
September 6 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
September 7 – Conduit – Orlando, FL
September 9 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
September 10 – Trees – Dallas, TX
September 11 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
September 13 – The Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
September 14 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
September 15 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
September 17 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
September 18 – Goldfields Roseville – Roseville, CA
September 20 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
September 21 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
September 22 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
September 24 – Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
September 26 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
September 27 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
September 28 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
September 29 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
October 1 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
October 2 – Fairmount Theatre – Montreal, QC
October 3 -La Source de la Martinière – Québec City, QC
October 4 – The Middle East Down – Cambridge, MA
October 5 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
October 6 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

Air Not Meant For Us tracklist:
1. Harbingers
2. Wisdom of the Falling Leaves
3. Crumbling Pillars of a Tranquil Mind
4. Adrift, Beneath the Listless Waves
5. Psalm of the Merciless
6. Idiopathic Despair




KK’S PRIEST and ACCEPT Announce 2024 North American Tour

Heavy metal fans, prepare for the most electrifying tour of the year! Heavy metal frontrunners KK’S PRIEST – featuring Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award winning/nominated musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals) – and Teutonic metal originators ACCEPT will join forces this fall 2024 for an unmissable North American tour! Both bands are touring in support of their brand new albums, out now via Napalm Records.

The massive run will begin on August 31 in Los Angeles, CA, visiting a slew of major cities in the USA and Canada – such as Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, New York, NY and Nashville, TN – before coming to an end in San Francisco, CA on October 7. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 9 at 10:00am EDT, so get your tickets quickly before it’s too late – these will go fast!

KK’s PRIEST’s K.K. Downing says:
“It’s time!!! Let the full European metal assault commence, KK’s Priest / Accept. Not since 1983 have we shared the same battleground. From Germany, from the UK, let the Flying Vs clash, let the metal fly! All in the name of defending our beloved heavy metal music, let the people come from all walks of life to witness the battle royal. There is no doubt that we warriors of metal will give every ounce of our energy and our power in order to deliver up our very finest performance. This is a spectacle not to be missed, and this is possibly the one and only time in history for you to witness this iconic duel. Who will be the victor? You will be the judge, let the music begin from early August to early October… The arena awaits!!”

ACCEPT’s Wolf Hoffmann says:
“This tour with KK’s Priest is a dream come true for Accept and for me personally. 
Accept supported Judas Priest back in the early 80s – it was our first ‘real’ international tour and Priest had been a huge influence on us. 
I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with KK on this very special tour. It’s going to be epic! Don’t miss it!”

Announce 2024 North American Tour Dates

Beginning August 31 in Los Angeles, CA
Tickets On Sale Thursday, May 9

Order KK’S PRIEST’s New Album, The Sinner Rides AgainHERE

Order ACCEPT’s New Album, HumanoidHERE

Full Metal Assault Tour 2024
August 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Rainbow Backyard Bash 2024
September 3 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
September 5 – East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
September 6 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
September 7 – Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theater
September 8 – Detroit, MI – District 142
September 10 – Toronto, ON – QET
September 11 – Montreal, QC – Rialto Theatre
September 13 – New York, NY – The Palladium
September 14 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
September 15 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
September 16 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
September 18 – Lititz, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
September 20 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
September 21 – Providence, RI – The Strand Ballroom
September 22 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
September 24 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
September 26 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
September 27 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall
September 28 – Dallas, TX – Tannahill’s
September 29 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
October 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
October 4 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
October 5 – San Diego, CA – The Magnolia
October 6 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom


Photo Credit: Sam Singer

This past September, KK’S PRIEST unveiled their blistering sophomore offering, The Sinner Rides Again, to rave reviews! Blabbermouth dubbed it “an absolutely ripping metal record”, while Paste stated, “…with all respect to Rob Halford and co., nothing they’ve produced in recent years feels as dynamic and as heavy as the material that their former guitarist has been forging with his project KK’S PRIEST.” The album debuted at #1 on the US Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Top New Artist Albums chart and #6 on the Current Rock Albums chart. The Sinner Rides Again also landed at #6 on the end of year NACC Heavy radio chart, while resulting as one of the top spun albums of the year at Metal Contraband.

With The Sinner Rides AgainKK’S PRIEST double down on the ripping melodic force of their debut, Sermons Of The Sinner– which Metal Hammer UK dubbed “hugely enjoyable” and Metal Injection cited as boasting “catchy hooks and plenty of guitar wizardry”The Sinner Rides Againwields nine tracks of pure hellfire, produced and written by Downing and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen. The celebrated new album is a call for the classics while speeding full force into the future, delivered by some of heavy metal’s most essential performers.

Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
K.K. Downing – Guitar
A.J. Mills – Guitar
Tony Newton – Bass
Sean Elg – Drums

KK’S PRIEST online:

Order the New Album, The Sinner Rides AgainHERE Watch the music video for KK’s PRIEST’s 
“One More Shot At Glory” HERE:


Photo Credit: Christoph Vohler

ACCEPT just released their latest full-length, Humanoid, on April 26, 2024, proving that even after over 40 years, they remain a leading force in the worldwide heavy metal scene. Metal Hammer dubbed the album “a new career peak”, while Angry Metal Guycalls it “another successful chapter in the second stage of Accept’s eternal crusade”. Marking yet another benchmark for the German heavy metal legends, Humanoid just debuted at #3 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Albums chart, and #1 on the NACC Heavy radio chart.

Once again finalized by leading metal producer Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Testament, Saxon, etc.) at his Backstage Recording Studios Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK, Humanoid is a towering musical achievement and another world class entry in the ACCEPT catalog, certain to rally fans from around the world. Humanoid joins absolute genre classics like Balls To The Wall, certified Gold in USA and Canada, Metal Heart, and newer masterpieces like Blood of the Nations and the #1 charting album Blind Rage. Their albums regularly place in national Top 10 sales charts, with global sales in excess of 17 million to date.

Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

ACCEPT online:

Order the New Album, HumanoidHEREWatch ACCEPT’s recent video for “The Reckoning” HERE: