Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:19AM
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:19AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:05AM
Vocalist Trevor Strnad reveals the concept behind "Goat of Departure": "This song is about how the goat came to represent Christian evil and the origins of the infamous 'horns' metal hand sign."
"Goat Of Departure" lyrics:
Goat of departure on his back rides their shame antithesis of their ivory christian chains fearful thee ovis their weakened hearts and minds we are the satyrs of hedonistic kind less travelled is our path laid darkly to the left footprint of mendes emblazoning our armored breast great bearded capra who towers oe’er the land a tribute to your magnificence the feared sign of the horns shows on our hands azazel the damned ibex swath of scarlet ties his neck to the desert banished yet our curse lives on embrace the glory the goat worship the one who burns below heretic liberation of the soul dispel their false salvation as a whole misunderstood our lord preserver of the horde of mendes enchants our angel cleaving swords o silvered capra taught us to fear no man in your honor we have gathered strength to rid their aging falsehoods from this land we’ll fight their kingdom high the burdened scapegoat cast aside like he has we shall too survive melding our powers undenied order of ebon we are his righteous blade reich of satanic rule the iron might of baphomet bringers of chaos we are an antichrist swing spiked morning stars to crush his kingdom our delight danse ye now unto to the satyrs lyre spring heeled devotion to hells eternal fires instinctively to follow thine desire we should ashamed not be preservation of the will is key embrace the glory the goat worship the one who burns below heretic liberation of the soul dispel their false salvation as a whole we'll fight their kingdom high as the burdened scapegoat cast aside like he has we shall too survive melding our powers undenied
The Black Dahlia Murder's sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released on June 11thin North America and on June 7th/10th in Europe. The cover art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta, whose recent projects include: The Hobbit, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. Recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with In Hell is Where She Waits for Me,a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.
Fans can stream "Into the Everblack" now at metalblade.com/bdm. Also, there are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab Everblack on a double gatefold LP with purple/white marbled vinyl, along with "crime scene bundles." An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now.
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of Everblack all summer long as part of the Van's Warped Tour. Dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Vans Warped Tour
06/15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
06/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA Ventura County Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
06/27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL Venue TBA
07/29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:36PM
Following its massive European release in late March, We Are Ghosts -- the fifth full-length from reigning German metalcore quintet SIX REASONS TO KILL -- now hits North American shores via Massacre Records.
Founded in 1999 when the hybrid of metal and hardcore was a newer underground movement, SIX REASONS TO KILL has constantly evolved their sound through releases on Alveran, Bastardized, Tribunal and other notable labels, including four previous full-lengths in addition to split albums with both Absidia and Deadlock. The band has toured across Europe constantly, alongside well-known acts like Hatebreed, Caliban, Maroon, Hatesphere, Deadlock, Samael, Pro-Pain and Burning Skies, along the way playing innumerable shows and festivals with various acts such as Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Parkway Drive, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Shadows Fall, Bleeding Through, Napalm Death, Heaven Shall Burn among many others.
We Are Ghosts is a display of why SIX REASONS TO KILL have been one of the most consistent acts at what they‘re doing since before the turn of the century; playing modern and aggressive metal with strong hardcore influences, without ever losing sight of their target audience. The wicked ten-track opus was produced at Kohlekeller Studio by Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer (Powerwolf, Crematory, The Burning, Benighted) and hatefully drags the listener through more than forty minutes of down-tuned, earthmoving breakdowns and guttural torment.
View the official video for the album’s title track and more RIGHT HERE.
We Are Ghosts Track Listing:
1. The Damned
2. We Are Ghosts
3. Inked Inside
4. God Of The Dead
6. Unburied Again
8. Factor X
10. F... Hipster
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:30PM
Today, FACT and Alternative Press Magazine are exclusively bringing you the band’s new live performance music video for ‘Tonight’. The track is a great starter song for new fans, as ‘Tonight’ is essentially the essence of the band condensed into just over a minute! The band expertly displays their effortless ability to mix blastbeat-laden metalcore and pop-punk influenced harmonies—a skill that is evident throughout FACT’s new album Burundanga, which drops on its new release date of June 4, 2013 via Good Fight Music. Take a look at the new video for ‘Tonight’ at this location.
FACT vocalist/guitarist Adam Graham states, “The video was shot when we did a (sold out) headline show at a venue called The Pipeline in London in March this year after our UK tour with Your Demise. It was rad.”
Graham adds, “The track ‘Tonight’ was recorded in Florida with Elvis Baskette (as was the rest of the album), and it's probably one of my favourite songs on the record. Lyrically, ‘Tonight’ is a song about realising the moment you're in and seizing the opportunities that that moment presents. Not wanting to sound pretentious or anything, but it's about that moment of epiphany when you realise that you're the one who controls your own destiny. It's a positive message – it's about takings control and taking responsibility. It fits into the lyrical theme of the album as a whole because a lot of Burundanga is about being able to take the positives out of loss and regret - everyone has dark stuff happen to them, but it's all about being able to pick out the specks of light in those dark times, and ‘Tonight’ is all about doing that right now.”
FACT has another video up for viewing, this time for the track ‘Pink Rolex’, exclusively available on their Facebook page. Check it out at this location.
Burundanga is a digital-only release and will be available from iTunes, Amazon and all your favorite digital music retailers.
With the band’s last two records charting in the Top 10 in their native Japan, the band has continued to enhance their burgeoning reputation with intensive touring both on home turf and across the United States and Europe – touring which has seen them play on the main stage at festivals such as Sonisphere (UK) and Summer Sonic (Japan) as well as forge a hardcore following with a series of club tours alongside established international touring acts Your Demise, Iwrestledabearonce, Senses Fail and Memphis May Fire amongst many others. At the present, FACT has sold roughly 260,000 albums worldwide.
“Burundanga” Track listing:
1. FOSS (Watch video)
2. 1000 Miles
3. Pink Rolex (Watch video)
6. Polyrhythm Winter (Watch video)
8. Eighty Six
After bursting into the consciousness of fans of heavy music both nationally and internationally with the release of 2009’s self-titled major label debut, FACT has gone on to become one of Japan’s biggest and best-loved rock bands of the decade.
Hiro – Vocals
Kazuki – Guitar
Takahiro - Guitar
Adam – Guitar/Vocals
Eiji – Drums
Tomohiro - Bass
For more info about FACT, please visit these websites:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 5:22PM
Christian metalcore outfit Ace Augustine and Bryan Stars have partnered up to exclusively stream the band’s new album, and first on Red Cord Records, The Sick and Suffering. The full album may be streamed HERE, and featured single “Mannequins” which has a Music Video.
The writing process for The Sick and Suffering began during the spring of 2012 with vocalist/guitarist Tyler Chadwick writing the entire album and recording the pre-production tracks by himself in his college dorm room over a three month period. With Tyler commenting, “We had no record label at the time and really no direction, no vision of the future; all we knew was that we had a lot of fans that wanted to hear new Ace Augustine music that hadn't been written yet and that we had no way to release it to them. It was a very stressful and awkward time.” Then things took a turn for the worse during the summer as their drummer and vocalist at the time departed the band. Tyler commented on these events by stating, “While both of these events seemed negative, even catastrophic at the time, this is where Ace Augustine was reborn. We found new members and a fresh new direction that ended up with us putting together a record that we are so proud of.”
Tyler goes on to talk about the finished product, “I always hate when bands say that their album is much more mature than their previous, but the truth is that for us that statement is entirely true. I was fifteen when The Absolute was primarily written and I've actually grown up and matured since then. It is an album that we have poured so much emotion into and something that I am extremely proud of. I love that I get so excited every time I sit down and listen to it and still get goose bumps every time I hear some of the lines that are in the songs. I hope this record shows everyone that Ace Augustine is back and that we aren't going anywhere soon.”