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NUCLEAR BLAST – Announces ‘The Aggression Sessions’!

Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the release of The Aggression Sessions featuring THY ART IS MURDER, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY,and MALEVOLENCE which will be available digitally on April 7th and on CD + Vinyl on July 21st, 2023 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY releases the first single from the EP entitled, “Hellions”. Check out the visualizer here:

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY states, “‘Hellions’ was a fun look back at some of our more brutal and fast-paced roots more akin to our earlier material. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Hellbound, the record which we all collectively feel really started things in motion for the band. It was a blast to channel the energy and excitement we had at that time back into our music in 2023. It’s only natural for bands to evolve and expand their sound over time, but we never forgot where we came from, so this one is for those who were here from day one!”

Listen/stream “Hellions” here:

The Aggression Sessions is the follow-up to 2016’s The Depression Sessions and follows the same 6-song mini album where each band offers an original single and a cover song. For this session, THY ART IS MURDER is covering Cannibal Corpse and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is covering At The Gateswhereas MALEVOLENCE is handling a song by American singer Anastacia.

THY ART IS MURDER and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY make the following joint statement:
“Before we had even completed work on ‘The Depressions Sessions’ we knew a lifelong friendship had been forged between THY ART IS MURDER and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, and that we would have to do another variation of the project. ‘The Aggression Sessions’ concept was born almost immediately following the completion of the first iteration but has taken many years to finally find the time to record and release it amidst the chaotic touring and music release schedules of both bands. We wanted to take things back to some of our favorite inspirations for writing and performing heavy and aggressive music this time, encapsulating the tone of the EP title. We hope everyone enjoys!
Joining us for round 2, please welcome MALEVOLENCE into the series. Much love to The Acacia Strain, and thank you to them for being a part of this lineage. Check out their new forthcoming record as well!
Working with friends and peers and avoiding the pitfalls of competitiveness has always been the most rewarding part of being in a band, so as always thank you for the support and opportunity to have this platform. See you all on the road soon!”

MALEVOLENCE’s ilkie Robinson adds, “New Jersey to Australia to Sheffield! it was an absolute pleasure to be involved in this big international metal link-up and a great opportunity for us to have fun creatively outside of the usual expectations. Shout out to Eliran Kantor for killing the artwork and Nuclear Blast for making it all happen.”

Below is the tracklisting for The Aggression Sessions:
1. Hellions – FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
2. Until There Is No Longer – THY ART IS MURDER
3. Waste Of Myself – MALEVOLENCE
4. Under A Serpent Sun (At The Gates Cover) – FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
5. Hammer Smashed Face (Cannibal Corpse Cover) – THY ART IS MURDER
6. Left Outside Alone (Anastacia Cover) – MALEVOLENCE

Pre-order your copy of The Aggression Sessions, here:

Like what you hear? Hellions is available to stream/download HERE.

The Aggression sessions are set for release digitally on 7th April 2023 and on CD/Vinyl on 21st July 2023, available to pre-order/pre-save now.


Trivium & Beartooth Announce Co-Headline Spring 2023 Tour With Malevolence & Archetypes Collide


Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, February 3 at 10AM Local Time on

Today, Beartooth and Trivium announced their 2023 co-headline tour.

The 29-city tour kicks off Monday, May 1 in Stroudsburg, PA at Sherman Theater with stops in Nashville, TN, Las Vegas, NV, Grand Rapid, MI, and more before wrapping up on Thursday, June 15 in Seattle, WA at Paramount Theater. Malevolence and Archetypes Collide will join the bands on all dates across the upcoming tour. Full routing can be found below, along with upcoming Beartooth festival dates.

Trivium are stoked about this bill, saying, “TRIVTOOTH! We are elated to announce our co-headlining monster of a tour with the incredible Beartooth. We have been fans of what they do, and pals with them for ages — so it’s great we’re finally doing something so massive together. Trivium and Beartooth are both bands supported by each of our wonderful fan-bases — so we know these shows are going to go off. Add in Malevolence, one of our favorite bands on the planet, and Archetypes Collide, one of Beartooth’s favorites, and we have a hell of a bill.”

“I’m so excited to go out on this amazing tour with metal legends Trivium,” says Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo. “When the stars aligned and it was possible, it truly was a no-brainer. This tour is gonna be unique, fun, and face-melting from start to finish. Strap in, bring your metal horns, and be prepared to get your face ripped off.”

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 3 at 10am local time here.

Both bands are doing a joint VIP offering where fans can buy ticketless VIP upgrades to meet both bands. Go hereand here.


4/21 — Tampa, FL — 98RockFest*
4/22 — Orlando, FL — Earth Day Birthday*
4/23 — St. Augustine, FL — Planet Band Camp*
4/28 — Newark, NJ — Rock The Rock Fest*
4.29 — Worcester, MA — The Big Gig*
5/1 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
5/3 — Green Bay, WI — EPIC Event Center
5/4 — Milwaukee, WI — Hog Fest*
5/6 — St. Paul, MN — Twin City Takeover*
5/8 — Grand Rapids, MI — GLC Live at 20 Monroe
5/9 — Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Riverworks 
5/10 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
5/12 — Hampton Beach, NH — Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/13 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall
5/14 — Portland, ME — State Theatre 
5/16 — Richmond, VA — The National 
5/17 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
5/18 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville (Trivium Only)
5/20 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
5/21 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore 
5/23 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
5/24 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
5/25 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (Beartooth Only)
5/26 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
5/27 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (Trivium Only)
5/28 — Corbin, KY — Corbin Arena 
5/30 — Omaha, NE — The Admiral 
5/31 — Clive, IA — Horizon Event Center 
6/2 — East Moline, IL — The Rust Belt 
6/3 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater 
6/4 — Tulsa, OK — Tulsa Theater 
6/6 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
6/7 — Dallas, TX — The Factory in Deep Ellum 
6/9 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
6/10 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl 
6/11 — Riverside, CA — Riverside Municipal Auditorium 
6/12 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield 
6/14 — Spokane, WA — The Podium 
6/15 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theater 
* Festival Dates with Beartooth Only

Beartooth, the band Forbes declared is “inching towards a tipping point of becoming the latest arena headliner,” dropped their latest anthem “RIPTIDE” in 2022 and it saw frontman Caleb Shomo put the pain of the past in the rearview mirror as he takes the steering wheel from fate to command his own destiny. The track memorializes the struggle with mental health and self-acceptance, which has defined so much of Beartooth since its inception. Shomo started this band in his basement, playing all the instruments to challenge and purge inner darkness, purely for himself at first. As the band he assembled to play the songs traveled, they discovered how many people recognized the same demons.  As KERRANG! observed, “Caleb Shomo is one of his generation’s most remarkable songwriters.” It’s a testament to the purity of intention manifested by the multi-instrumentalist from the start. Songs like “The Past is Dead,” “Fed Up,” and “In Between” have pushed BEARTOOTH past a billion streams. The band’s fourth album, Below, topped the Rock, Hard Music, and Alternative charts in 2021 and found its way into Best Rock/Metal Albums of the Year lists assembled by the likes of Revolver, Rock Sound, Loudwire, Knotfest, and a slew of like-minded media outlets. The band also graced its first Revolver cover in Summer 2021. Beartooth’s marriage of colossally catchy choruses and post-hardcore-soaked-in-sweaty-metal is without rival. Its effect is evident by their deeply engaged audience; tours with Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, and A Day To Remember; and an RIAA-certified gold plaque. 

Trivium released their tenth full-length, In the Court of the Dragon, through longtime label Roadrunner Records in 2021. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur. The band has continued to receive International acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, BillboardKERRANG!NME, TechCrunch, Kotaku, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more. That’s because Trivium have been steadily building a rock solid foundation. The band released its now-canonical album Ascendancy in 2005. It was recognized as KERRANG!’s “Album of the Year,” achieved a gold certification in the UK, and eclipsed sales of 500,000 worldwide. It ignited a string of six consecutive Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and five straight Top 3 debuts on the Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, culminating on 2017’s benchmark The Sin And The Sentence. That album elevated the group’s total stream tally past a quarter-of-a-billion. Additionally, “Betrayer” received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” They followed with What the Dead Men Say in 2020, which landed the band on several year-end “Best Of” lists. Through the years, Trivium performed alongside Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and many others and graced the main stages of Download, Bloodstock, KNOTFEST, and more. After two decades, 10 albums, hundreds of sold out shows, and nearly a billion catalog streams on Spotify, Trivium actualize the all-encompassing ambition they first set in motion back in 1999.