Battlecross will release their debut album "Pursuit of Honor" on August 2nd, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The artwork was created by Josh Schroeder, the band comments : "The album artwork for Pursuit of Honor was created by the same mastermind who co-produced, mixed, and mastered this album, Josh Schroeder. He made a few merch designs for us in the past and we knew we wanted him to create the album art as well, first of all to keep everything cohesive and relevant, also because we love his unique style and vision, and lastly because he knows us so well. We feel the artwork depicts a strong sense of power and aggression with a leader among warriors. The Pursuit of Honor refers to the ongoing battle within us and the struggle to overcome, to crush all obstacles, and prevail at all costs."
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
1. Pursuit of Honor
2. Push Pull Destroy
5. Man of Stone
6. Breaking You
9. Better Off Dead
The first single "Push Pull Destroy" can be streamed at this location.
Battlecross is :
Kyle ‘Gumby’ Gunther-Vocals
Progressive metallers Mastodon have revealed the title for their new effort : "The Hunter". The album was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producer Mike Elizondo. In a recent interview, drummer Brann Dailor described the new album as "a little faster, heavier, crazier… It's all over the place."
Guitarist Bill Kelliher added : "It's a good representation of where we are. There's no 15-minute epic songs on there, but there's a lot of short bursts of energy going on."
We recorded, like, 15 or 16 songs. In a week we did all the drums and we spent the next two and a half, three weeks doing all the guitars and vocals. We did it pretty fast and it sounds great."
Taiwanese metallers Chthonic have released a video for "Takao", which can be viewed below. "Takao" is the group's new single, and will be digitally available on June 8 in Finland and on June 13 in UK. The original version will appear in the new album "Takasago Army" in July.
Enslaved will embark on a North American tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from Swedish metallers Ghost and French post-black metallers Alcest. The dates are as follows :
09/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
09/25 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
09/26 Boston, MA Middle East (downstairs)
09/28 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
09/29 Montreal, QC Café Campus
09/30 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/01 Columbus, OH Outland Live
10/02 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/03 St. Paul, MN Station 4
10/05 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
10/06 Regina, SK The Exchange
10/07 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
10/08 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
10/ 10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10/ 11 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/ 12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/ 13 San Francisco, CA Slim's
10/ 14 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
Katatonia will support Opeth during their North American tour this fall. The dates are as follows :
Sep. 19 - The Palladium @ Worcester, MA
Sep. 20 - Webster Theater @ Hartford, CT
Sep. 21 - Webster Hall @ New York, NY
Sep. 22 - Webster Hall @ New York, NY
Sep. 23 - Trocadero @ Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 26 - Newport Music Hall @ Columbus, OH
Sep. 27 - Expo Five @ Louisville, KY
Sep. 28 - Cannery Ballroom @ Nashville, TN
Sep. 29 - Amos’ Southend @ Charlotte, NC
Sep. 30 - Center Stage @ Atlanta, GA
Oct. 01 - House of Blues @ Lake Buena Vista, FL
Oct. 03 - Warehouse Live @ Houston, TX
Oct. 04 - – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater @ Austin, TX
Oct. 05 - Granada Theater @ Dallas, TX
Oct. 06 - The Beaumont Club @ Kansas City, MO
Oct. 07 - First Avenue @ Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 08 - Burton Cummings @ Winnipeg, MB
Oct. 10 - Edmonton Events Centre @ Edmonton, AB
Oct. 11 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom @ Calgary, AB
Oct. 13 - Commodore Ballroom @ Vancouver, BC
Oct. 14 - Knitting Factory Concert House @ Spokane, WA
Oct. 15 - Showbox SoDo @ Seattle, WA
Oct. 16 - Roseland Theatre @ Portland, OR
Oct. 18 - The Warfield @ San Francisco, CA
Oct. 19 - Mayan Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 20 - House of Blues @ San Diego, CA
Oct. 21 - The Fox Theater @ Pomona, CA
Oct. 22 - Marquee Theatre @ Tempe, AZ
Oct. 24 - The Complex @ Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 25 - Ogden Theatre @ Denver, CO
Oct. 27 - The Rave @ Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 28 - Vic Theatre @ Chicago, IL
Oct. 29 - St. Andrews Hall @ Detroit, MI
Oct. 30 - Guelph Concert Theatre @ Guelph, ON
Oct. 31 - Mr Smalls Theatre @ Millvale, PA
Nov. 01 - Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
Trivium have set "In Waves" as the title of their new effort. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, produced and mixed by the team of Colin Richardson who has previously worked with Machine Head, Slipknot ... "In Waves" will be released on August 9 via Roadrunner records.
"Eternal Empire", a brand new track from British thrashers Evile, is available for streaming at this location. This song comes off the group's new album "Five Serpent's Teeth", which will be released on September 26th.
Commented Evile guitarist Ol Drake : "It is with great pleasure that we can release 'Eternal Empire' from our upcoming Five Serpent's Teeth album for your listening pleasure. It was very difficult to pick a single track to showcase the vast diversity included on this album, and I think this one is a good medium to show the direction we have gone with on FST. I can't wait for you to hear more of the album as, like I said, this album goes through quite a lot of different moods and emotions, in terms of feel and direction, yet is still rooted in the 'Evile sound'. The awesome Daniel P. Carter of Radio 1's Rock Show will be playing the radio debut of the track TONIGHT on BBC Radio 1, so tune in! We will also be showcasing another brand new track at Download Festival this weekend. Lots of Serpent's Teeth coming your way! See you on that road soon!"
The video for Papa Roach's new single "No Matter What" can be viewed at this location. The video was filmed in Joshua Tree National Park and directed by Jesse Davey. This song comes off the band's new album "Time For Annihilation… On The Record and On The Road"
Jacoby Shaddix comments : "I think "Scars" really kicked open a new avenue for us, and "No Matter What" continues down that road. I'm really proud of the song, it represents the longevity and brotherhood of the band as well as my relationship with my wife. As far as the video goes, I think it's hands down the best video we've ever made. Jesse Davey is a fucking legend."
US thrashers Diamond Plate will embark on a US tour with Kittie and Dirge Within. The dates are as follows :
Aug. 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, headline show)
Aug. 20 - Lake Odessa, MI - Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's
Sep. 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Sep. 03 - Spartanburg, NC - Ground Zero
Sep. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Sep. 12 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sep. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Sep. 17 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Sep. 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Commented the band : "Being a young, brand new band that has never toured before, we couldn't be more grateful to Kittie for giving us this chance to break in our road shoes. The energy of our music is best felt live and we plan on destroying any place we play. Although this is a different kind of metal crowd for us, it is only a beginning step. See you on the road; we'll be out for a very long time!"
Diamond Plate will release their debut album "Generation Why?" on August 29th via Earache Records.
World Under Blood have revealed the cover art for their debut album "Tactical", which will be released on July 26 in North America. The artwork was created by artist Pär Olofsson who has previously worked with Immortal, The Faceless and Abysmal Dawn.
world Under Blood is :
Deron Miller – guitar, vocals (CKY)
Tim Yeung – drums (DIVINE HERESY, MORBID ANGEL, ex-HATE ETERNAL, ex-DECREPIT BIRTH)
Risha Eryavac – bass (ex-DECPREPIT BIRTH)
Luke Jaeger – guitar (SLEEP TERROR)
Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have revealed the cover artwork for their new effort "Heritage", which was created by artist Travis Smith. The album, produced by Opeth vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, will be released on September 20 via Roadrunner Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
02. The Devil's Orchard
03. I Feel The Dark
08. The Lines In My Hand
10. Marrow Of The Earth
"Life Of Devastation", a brand new track from death-grinders Lock Up can be streamed at this location. This song appears on the band's new album "Necropolis Transparent" available via Nuclear Blast Records.
A track by track commentary of Infestus' new album "E x I s t" and a full stream are available at this location.
"E x I s t" was released on May 19 via Debemur Morti Productions.
The track listing for the CD is as follows :
02. Down Spiral Depersonification
03. Darkness Blazing In The Flame Of Fire
04. Torn Observer
05. Mirror Mind Reality
06. Der Blick hinaus
07. Descend Direction Void
"Internal Cannon", a brand new song from August Burns Red can be streamed below. This track comes off the band's new album "Leveler", which will be released on June 21. The track listing for the CD is as follows :
2. Internal Cannon
4. Cutting the Ties
6. Carpe Diem
7. 40 Nights
8. Salt & Light
9. Poor Millionaire
11. Boys of Fall