Thursday, May 31, 2012

ATTIKA 7: Performing Never-Before-Heard Music on The Discovery Channel’s New Hit Show ‘The Devil’s Ride’ Next Tuesday, June 5th

Tune in to The Discovery Channel’s new hit motorcycle club series, ‘The Devil’s Ride’, next week for ATTIKA 7’s world premiere of select tracks appearing on the band’s upcoming full-length album, Blood Of My Enemies. The episode, featuring a previously recorded live performance with exclusive, never-before-heard tracks, will air on June 5, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT. The series often features ATTIKA 7 guitarist Rusty Coones and will include music from the band’s new album throughout the rest of the season.

ATTIKA 7 and recently revealed the brand new track, ‘Devil’s Daughter’. Fans can head to to listen to the track now at this location.

ATTIKA 7’s new album, Blood Of My Enemies, is set for a July 31, 2012 release and features ex-Biohazard vocalist Evan Seinfeld, lead guitarist, notable songwriter and famed (Sons of Anarchy) motorcycle builder Rusty Coones, and bassist Tony Campos, founding member of Static X, who also currently performs in Soulfly, Prong, Possessed, Asesino and Ministry. The band recorded Blood of My Enemies with legendary producer MUDROCK (Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack).

Blood of My Enemies is a brutal slab of unrelenting hard rock, with the initial groundwork laid by Rusty Coones in the confines of a federal penitentiary. It was in this unforgiving environment that he penned the songs that would eventually become the band’s uncompromising debut.

KILL DEVIL HILL Enters Billboard Charts

KILL DEVIL HILL the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg released their debut album last week via SPV/Steamhammer. Shifting over 1800 copies, KILL DEVIL HILL landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (HeatSeekers) Chart, #41 on the Top Hard Music Chart and #50 on the Independent Album Chart.

The album is available in a standard CD edition, iTunes digital download, and Double Gatefold LP. It is available for purchase on AMAZON.

The band recently released a video for the single "Strange". Check it out on the SPV YouTube Channel HERE.

It's not easy to say what catches the listener's attention first on Kill Devil Hill, the debut album by the newly formed band of the same name: the strong guitar hooks, the killer grooves, the dynamic production or the potent vocal melodies. Rex Brown, bassist of this supergroup and erstwhile member of Pantera and Down sees KILL DEVIL HILL in its entirety as an extremely exciting new band "To me, this band is a musical adventure trip," he reckons. Brown knows what he's talking about, after all he was involved in some of the most important rock and metal recordings of the past 30 years. So if Brown can hardly contain his enthusiasm, there must be something special to the KILL DEVIL HILL phenomenon.

SIX FEET UNDER: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed!

Undead, the latest installment of audio brutality from death metal deviants SIX FEET UNDER, entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #5 upon its first week of release! In addition, Undead landed at at #30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
In Canada, the record ranked in at #34 on the Hard Music Chart, #199 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #167 on the iTunes Top 200 Chart, #35 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart. Undead reaped additional praise in Germany entering the German Media Market/Saturn Album Charts at #56 and the German Media Control Trend Charts at #40.
Comments vocalist/death metal maverick Chris Barnes: “Thank you to all of our fans for embracing our new album Undead with such ravenous fervor! And to all at Metal Blade Records for their belief in the band all these years and all the hard work of everyone at the label! This marks the first time in SIX FEET UNDER’s career, as well as my own, that we have reached Billboard’s Top 200. It is proof positive that underground music and death metal is not dead and is still a force to be dealt with. A very special thanks to the decades of hate that spawned the focus that went into this album. Cheers! It's 4:20, motherfucker!”
Crowned “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” by Decibel, “an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing SIX FEET UNDER’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn and simply a “kickass SIX FEET UNDER record,” by Revolver, Undead was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22 and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).

In conjunction with the record’s release, SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a near three-week run of live ceremonies next week. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. The band will be joined by newly recruited
rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.

SIX FEET UNDER 18 Nights Of Blood Tour 2012
w/ Dying Fetus, Revocation

6/08/2012 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/09/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
6/10/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
6/11/2012 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
6/12/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
6/13/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
6/14/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
6/15/2012 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
6/16/2012 People’s Court – Des Moines, IA*
6/18/2012 The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO*
6/20/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/21/2012 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6/23/2012 The Metro – Oakland, CA
6/24/2012 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
6/25/2012 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
6/26/2012 House Of Rock – El Paso, TX
6/27/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
6/29/2012 Crowbar – Tampa, FL* [new venue]

* – No Dying Fetus

RISING: Irish Tour And European Festival Run Kicks Off Next Week

Danish sludge metallers RISING are preparing for a tour across Ireland and Northern Ireland, on their way to tackle festivals in Denmark and Sweden later this month.

Set to embark on June 6th, RISING will storm four Irish cities before their performances at Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark with the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, Immortal, Meshuggah and tons more, followed immediately by Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden with an eclectic lineup including The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and countless others.

The crushing trio will present material from their acclaimed To Solemn Ash LP, released via Exile on Mainstream in Europe in late 2011 and on North American soil in January of this year. Recorded with producer Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Trust, Obstacles, etc.), the ten-track beast To Solemn Ash is fueled by a rigorous energy, replete with monstrous, hook-laden riffs, savage vocals and organic analog tones. RISING present their infectious sounds with an urgency and originality that warrants repeated listens and most definitely needs to be witnessed live!

RISING Tour Dates:

6/06/2012 TBA - Belfast, Northern Ireland

6/07/2012 Kelly's Bar - Galway, Ireland

6/08/2012 Fred Zeppelins - Cork, Ireland

6/09/2012 The Pint - Dublin, Ireland

6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark [info]

6/16/2012 Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, Sweden [info]


With an enthralling live show that has won over countless fans and critics, Los Angeles quartet The Henry Clay People are thrilled to hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives.

The five-week tour beginning June 14th will see the band share the stage with Motion City Soundtrack, These United States and Futurebirds, along with their own headlining dates.

Set for a June 26th release on TBD Records, Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives is a thrilling and sweaty thirty minutes of teenage restlessness. Evident in new songs "Hide" and "Friends Are Forgiving" - two of the twelve songs that make Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives the bands most urgent, bratty, and melancholic record to date.

Listen to "Hide"!

Watch the band's montage video for "Friends Are Forgiving" here:

Spin Magazine raves "The Henry Clay People specialize in raggedy power chords and desperately boyish vocals - what Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers would sound like if they'd taken temp work and listened obsessively to Crazy Horse."

Check out the album's title track here:

Tour Dates (more to be announced):
June 14 Casbah San Diego, CA *
June 15 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA *
June 16 Slim's San Francisco, CA *
June 18 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT *
June 19 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO *
June 21 The Firebird St. Louis, MO *
June 22 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL *
June 23 Cobra Lounge Chicago, IL **
June 25 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH *
June 26 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY *
June 27 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA *
June 29 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY *
June 30 Middle East Downstairs Boston, MA *
July 01 Ottobar Baltimore, MD *
July 02 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
July 05 Local 506 Raleigh, NC ***
July 06 The Southern Charlottesville, VA ***
July 07 Black Cat Washington, DC ***
July 08 Brillobox Pittsburgh, PA ****
July 09 Ninth Ward Buffalo, NY ****
July 10 Deluxe Indianapolis, IN ****
July 11 Magic Stick Detroit, MI ****
July 12 Rock Island Brew Co Rock Island, IL ****
July 13 Burnbury Festival - Sawyer Point Park Cincinnati, OH
July 14 High Watt (Mercy Lounge) Nashville, TN
July 16 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
July 17 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
July 18 Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM
July 19 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
July 20 Sound Waves Las Vegas, NV *****
* With Motion City Soundtrack
** The Riot Fest & Consequence Of Sound Present
*** With These United States
**** With Futurebirds
***** With Airborne Toxic Event


After hearing that SONATA ARCTICA’s latest album, Stones Grow Her Name, achieved “highest 1st week sales” status in North America with 2,225 copies sold, vocalist/songwriter Tony Kakko checked in from his home in Finland with the following message:

"North America! Awesome! Our best ever 1st week sales with Stones Grow Her Name! Thank you so much! Feels good to hear this kind of news from the other side of the great puddle. Especially now, when the times are what they are... You guys rock! Sure hope to get all the tour plans ready as soon as possible, so we can announce out next great North American adventure. See you guys hopefully soon! Miss ya! Cheers!”

Last week, Stones Grow Her Name achieved Gold status in SONATA’s native country for the ninth Finnish Gold disc of their career. The album also debuted at #9 on England’s rock album charts.

Featuring guest backing vocals by Timo Kotipelto, orchestrations that include trumpets, violins, viola caipiras and the banjo, plus an homage to naturalist & film maker Sir David Attenborough, Stones Grow Her Name was released in North America on May 22nd. The album was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila, and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck.

Watch the video for “I Have A Right” on SONATA’s YouTube channel.

Watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of "The Making Of: Stones Grow Her Name" on SONATA ARCTICA’s YouTube channel.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

HATEBREED Begins Work on New Studio Album

HATEBREED is excited to announce that they are currently in the studio self-producing their upcoming full-length album with co-producer assistance from world-renowned metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).

When talking about the new songs, frontman Jamey Jasta said, “This album is so heavy, it’s irresponsible.”

HATEBREED has also expanded on their 2012 European tour plans. See below for updated touring information and stay tuned for more band updates coming soon.


6/8 Münster - Vainstream Opening Night (Germany)

6/9 Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock (Austria)

6/15 Interlaken - Greenfield Festival (Switzerland)

6/16 Monatabaur - Mair1 (Germany)

6/17 Clisson - Hellfest (France)

6/24 Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)

6/25 Utrecht – Helling (Netherlands)

6/26 Hamburg - Grünspan (Germany)

6/28 Borlänge - Peace and Love (Sweden)

6/29 Helsinki - Tuska Open Air (Finland)

7/12 Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival (Germany)

7/13 Novi Sad - Exit Festival (Serbia)

7/19 Tokaj - Hegyalja Festiuval (Hungary)

7/21 Oberhausen - Devilside Festival (Germany)

8/3 Lierop - Nirvana's Tuinfest (Netherlands)

8/4 Viveiro - Resurrection Fest (Spain)

8/5 Bozen - Rock'n'Roll Club (Italy)

8/8 München - Werk (Germany)

8/9 Tolmin - Metalcamp (Slovenia)

8/10 Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)

8/11 Derby - Bloodstock Open Air (Great Britain)

Southern Lord and Scion A/V Metal To Host Cali Showcase As Part Of Label Summer Package Tour

This week Southern Lord confirms the details for a special free label showcase in Pomona, California this June!

As part of the massive Southern Lord label package tour set to tear through the country in the weeks ahead, the label showcase co-presented with Scion A/V metal will take place at The Glass House in Pomona, andwill be the solitary manifestation of the entire tour to take place in Los Angeles County. The lineup for the show features all four core acts on the label tour -- Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath -- in addition to a special headlining guest appearance by labelmates Pelican.

As a free Scion A/V metal RSVP-only event the spots will fill up extremely fast. If you plan on attending, make sure to reserve your spot RIGHT NOW, AT THIS LOCATION.

The Southern Lord label tour will run through the U.S. for nearly a month, with the core acts Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath being joined by the likes of Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead In The Dirt, The Secret and more via special regional appearances.

Southern Lord Summer 2012 Label Package Tour
6/19/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Poison Idea [
6/20/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR w/ Poison Idea [
6/21/2012 The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA w/ Noothgrush [
6/22/2012 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Pelican, Noothgrush [
6/23/2012 The Glass House - Pomona, CA *Southern Lord label showcase w/ Pelican [
6/24/2012 The Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Pelican [
6/25/2012 Chasers - Phoenix, AZ [
6/27/2012 Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [
6/28/2012 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [
6/29/2012 Walter’s - Houston, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [
6/30/2012 Three Ring Circus - New Orleans, LA w/ Dead In The Dirt [
7/01/2012 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Dead In The Dirt [
7/02/2012 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC w/ Dead In the Dirt [
7/03/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Dead In The Dirt [
7/04/2012 Talking Head Lounge at Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ The Secret [
7/05/2012 Radio Bar - Boston, MA w/ The Secret [
7/06/2012 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ The Secret [
7/07/2012 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Secret [
7/08/2012 Blind Bob’s - Dayton, OH w/ The Secret (*NO Martyrdöd) [
7/09/2012 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (*NO Martyrdöd) [
7/10/2012 Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY) [
7/11/2012 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY)
7/13/2012 Carr's Corner - Spokane, WA (*Black Breath ONLY)

New SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 Dates Announced

Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 stands among one of the most diversified metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted lineup of artists including futuristic metal conjurers FEAR FACTORY and sci-fi thrash legends VOIVOD as well as CATTLE DECAPITATION, MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, HAVOK, DIRGE WITHIN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, VILDHJARTA, THE BROWNING and FORGED IN FLAME. Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August. Tickets are on sale NOW at THIS LOCATION.

To celebrate the tour, Full Metal Jackie Radio will be hosting a special contest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Ibanez GRG Electric Black Knight Guitar and a Festival T-shirt. Runner ups will receive: A CD prize pack which will include CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Monolith Of Inhumanity, DIRGE WITHIN’s There Will Be Blood, HAVOK’s Time Is Up, THE BROWNING’s Burn This World and VILDHJARTA’s Måsstaden. Enter HERE. And don’t forget to check out the official tour trailer HERE.

Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012
Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame

7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [TICKETS]
7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC [
7/09/2012 The Republik – Calgary, AB [
7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB [
7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN [
7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI [
7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON [
7/15/2012 The Armouries – Windsor, ON [
7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC [
7/18/2012 Le National – Montreal, QC [
7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton, NY [
7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY [
7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA [
7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY [TICKETS] ***
7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA [
7/26/2012 Empire – West Springfield, VA [
7/27/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH [TICKETS] ***
7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL [TICKETS] ***
7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL [
8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ [
8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ [
8/04/2012 House Of BluesHollywood, CA [
*** – New Date Added


While you await the arrival of Norwegian black metallists 1349 to storm the U.S. alongside Marduk, you can feast your eyes on the drawings that artist Kim Holm created of the band performing live.

The Aural Hellfire Legion stated, “From time to time, we (1349) get approached by other artists that find inspiration in our work and want to pay tribute to us. It is a great honor and such an awarding payback for the hard work we put into our art. Every now and then there is an artist that comes along that presents us with something so special that we want to share it and promote their work, and Kim Holm is a perfect example of this. This guy drew the band while performing live and was able to transform the live energy we present on stage into his drawings. Check out his work!"

You can check out Kim Holm's representation of 1349 live on his website and compare it to real life by coming out to see the band on one of their upcoming shows along with labelmates WITHERED on one of the dates listed below:

6/1 Puerto Rico, PR - La Respuesta %
6/2 Baltimore, MD - Sonar #
6/3 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Music Hall #
6/4 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques #
6/5 Toronto, ON - Wreck Room #
6/6 Ottawa, ON - Maverick's #
6/7 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa #
6/8 Chicago, IL - Reggie's #
6/9 St Paul, MN - Station 4 #
6/10 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre #
6/11 Regina, SK - The Exchange #
6/12 Calgary, AB - Distillery #
6/14 Vancouver, BC - Venue #
6/15 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven #
6/16 Portland, OR - Bossanova #
6/17 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge #
6/18 Pomona, CA - The Glass House (HEADLINING)
6/19 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues #
6/20 San Diego, CA - Ruby Room #
6/22 San Luis Potosi, Mexico - Steel Room %
6/23 Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Alicia %
% w/ Marduk
# w/ Marduk, Withered, Weapon