Archive for August, 2013

Scorpion Child reveal video for riff-laden song Polygon Of Eyes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Texan rockers Scorpion Child released their self-titled album this year via Nuclear Blast, heralding a sound of the early seventies with a modern twist and UK fans are in for a big treat this November when the Texas quintet hit British shores for their first ever UK show. Until then, fans can be kept going by the band’s new video for Polygon Of Eyes which can be viewed below. The video was shot in Austin, Texas as well as Los Angeles and it show cases Scorpion Child‘s aim to deliver an experience laden with hooks and riffs influenced by bands from the seventies blues to the early eighties thrash scene.

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Michael Monroe announces headlining UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Pieni

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Following the release of his 8th studio album, “Horns and Halos” (23rd August via Spinefarm Records), legendary rocker Michael Monroe announces an 8-show UK tour in order to promote it – an album that has already been certified gold in its homecountry Finland. An extensive world tour shall follow suit, but so far only these dates have been revealed (including the performance at the Welsh “Cirque du Rock”, Hard Rock Hell):

27th November, Northumbria Uni, Student’s Union, Newcastle
28th November, Duchess, Leeds
29th November Cathouse, Glasgow
30th November Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn, N. Wales (festival appearance)
1st December, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd December, Thekla, Bristol
3rd December, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
4th December, O2 Academy, Islington, London


Quoting Monroe himself: “Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new setlist.That’s why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates. See you all soon down the road!”

Current single “Eighteen Angels” can be listened at Spinefarm‘s Soundcloud account here, and the video for “Ballad of the Lower East Side”, a song about Monroe‘s early days in New York, has passed the 245 thousand views on YouTube.

The Browning announce US headline tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Electronic metal band The Browning have announced a headline tour of the US to support their highly anticipated new album Hypernova. The Hypernova tour is set to kick on 20th September in Portage, Indiana and will feature support from This or The ApocalypseHonour CrestTear Out The Heart and Myka Relocate.

Tour dates are as follow:

  • Sep. 20 – Portage, IN – Camelot Hall
  • Sep. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
  • Sep. 22 – Muskegon, MI – Club Envy
  • Sep. 24 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
  • Sep. 27 – Providence, RI – Loft 71
  • Sep. 28 – Lemoyne, PA – Championship
  • Sep. 29 – New York, NY – Tobacco Road
  • Oct. 01 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
  • Oct. 02 – Jeannette, PA – Gators
  • Oct. 03 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
  • Oct. 04 – Trenton, NJ – Championships
  • Oct. 05 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
  • Oct. 06 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
  • Oct. 08 – Fayetteville, NC – The Drunken Horse Pub
  • Oct. 09 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Winston Inc.
  • Oct. 10 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
  • Oct. 11 – Orlando, FL – The Backbooth
  • Oct. 12 – Ybor City, FL – Orpheum
  • Oct. 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit
  • Oct. 17 – Little Rock, AZ – Downtown Music Hall
  • Oct. 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Mag Magician
  • Oct. 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room
  • Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
  • Oct. 23 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
  • Oct. 25 – Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club
  • Oct. 26 – Grand Prairie, TX – Quik Trip Park
  • Oct. 27 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
  • Oct. 28 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
  • Oct. 29 – Lancaster, CA – Industry Theater
  • Oct. 30 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
  • Oct. 31 – Klamath Falls, OR – Klamath County Fair
  • Nov. 01 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
  • Nov. 02 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • Nov. 03 – Missoula, MT – Palace
  • Nov. 04 – Billings, MT – Railyard
  • Nov. 05 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
  • Nov. 06 – Kansas City, MO – Czar
  • Nov. 08 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
  • Nov. 09 – Sauk Rapids, MN – Bubba’s
  • Nov. 10 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage

Hypernova is due to be released on 1st October in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, and on 7th October in Europe via Earache Records.  The album was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom).

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New Deicide coming this autumn

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Legendary death metal band Deicide are set to release their new album In The Minds Of Evil this coming autumn via Century Media. The album is the eleventh studio album in the band’s illustrious career that spans more than two and a half decades. The album is being produced by Jason Suecoff (All That RemainsTriviumDeath AngelBattlecross).

The complete track listing is as follows:

  • 1. In The Minds Of Evil
  • 2. Thou Begone
  • 3. Godkill
  • 4. Beyond Salvation
  • 5. Misery Of One
  • 6. Between The Flesh And The Void
  • 7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
  • 8. Trample The Cross
  • 9.  Fallen To Silence
  • 10. Kill The Light Of Christ
  • 11. End The Wrath Of God

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Rivers Of Nihil release studio video and confirm US tour with Beneath The Massacre

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Already with a busy schedule, Rivers Of Nihil have added a US tour supporting Beneath The Massacre in October this year. Other bands on the tour are Rings Of Saturn and Legion. The tour will see Rivers Of Nihil hit the US east coast and confirmed dates can be viewed below.

Additionally, the band have now released the first of three studio videos, recording their progress and time in the studio. The video can be found at this location where fans can also listen to Rain Eater.

The Conscious Seed of Light, will be released on 14th October in the UK via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said:

Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.

Rivers Of Nihil US tour dates are as follow:

w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched

  • 08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
  • 08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
  • 08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
  • 08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
  • 08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy

w/ Beneath The Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion

  • 10/03 Montreal, ON Underworld
  • 10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
  • 10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
  • 10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
  • 10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
  • 10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
  • 10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
  • 10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
  • 10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
  • 10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium

w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment

  • 10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
  • 10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
  • 10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
  • 10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
  • 10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
  • 10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
  • 11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
  • 11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

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Vattnet Viskar stream new album Sky Swallower

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

New England black metal unit Vattnet Viskar are now streaming their entire album exclusively on Pitchfork. The new album Sky Swallower is set to hit stores 9th September in Europe via Century Media. The album has already caught the attention of heavy music lovers due to recent streams of three single songs over the recent weeks. Now you have the chance to experience the album in its entirety at

Sky Swallower tracklisting is as follows:

  • 1. New Alchemy
  • 2. Fog of Apathy
  • 3. Monarch
  • 4. Breath of the Almighty
  • 5. Ascend
  • 6. Mythos
  • 7. As I Stared Into the Sky
  • 8. Apex

Vattnet Viskar online:


Slegest announce live line-up plus new video in the works

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

With a new album on the horizon, Slegest founder and frontman Ese has put together a new live line-up to take what started as a solo project to the stage. The former Vreid guitarist said:

As soon as the album was announced I was being asked if the band would ever play live and as it happens, the time felt right to take the next step in Slegest’s development. Once I had everyone on board, the thought of playing live again felt really good.  It’s one of the greatest satisfactions there is when you play music, and honestly we can’t wait to get up there on stage.

Aside from Ese on vocals and rhythm guitar, the line-up will feature Sør (Bäääv), Hövard (Bombeklüchter) on bass and Fjøsne on drums. Slegest are also working on a music video for Ho Som Haustar Aleine the opening track on the band’s upcoming album Løyndom.  The video is being produced by Håvard Nesbø and Ørjan Talle, and, according to Ese, the budget is 1 case of Hansa beer and 1 litre of Mackmyra Brukswhisky! The video will premiere in September.

Løyndom (which means Secret) will be the band’s debut full-length album, and is set for release on Dark Essence records in the autumn.  Mastered by Enslaved’s Herbrand Larsen and recorded partly in Ese’s own Systrond Studio and partly at the Conclave and Earshot Studio with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen, the artwork for Løyndom  includes drawings by Jan Magne Vigdal and design by Tom Korsvold.  Track listing on the 8-track album, which is a perfect showcase for Ese’s special blend of classic heavy rock and old-school black metal, is as follows:

1. Ho Som Haustar Aleine
2. Rooted In Knowledge
3. I Slike Stunder
4. Løgna Sin Fiende
5. The Path Of No Return
6. Faceless Queen
7. Dirt Life Death
8. Past Burden Strength

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