Deconstruct In Search of New Front-Man!

The story runs deep with Deconstruct. An aggressive, in your face, heavy rock/modern metal band comprised of the brutal, grungy groove oriented guitar riffs of Joe Fraulob (ex-Danzig), the powerful, deep, head-spinning bass lines of Bobby Real (ex-Dedvolt), the bone crushing drums of Tom Frost (ex-Luxt) and vocalist MC Droze’s intense growling and often melodic vocals. Yeah, this band has got it going on … A solid timeline of success, expanded musicianship and continually evolving into a “Post Apocalyptic” Metal genre!

Deconstruct is currently seeking a new front-man to fill the void after original singer Droze moved to another state. MC Droze will be missed and his latest contribution to the soon to be released LP Ashen Empire is nothing short of incredible. “We wish him the best with all his endeavors,” says Fraulob. The full-length album has been recorded, engineered and produced by Joe Fraulob, and mixed by top renowned industry pro, Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios (TestamentMachine Head). Management has been secured under Frankie James (Culture Rock). Professional videos have also been produced by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (see video for “Machine” below) and award winning film-maker Josh Pierson and are ready to be released once the timing is right!

The Deconstruct foundation can be traced to guitarist Joe Fraulob’s 2001 courtship with Columbia Records, when his prior band, Side-Swipe, was targeted by the A&R team of John Weakland (Union Underground) and the legendary John Kalodner (Aerosmith). Once the label threw Side-Swipe into the mix of different producers and spent upwards of $30,000 on demos, the band knew they were on to something big. Ultimately, Columbia felt the demos that Fraulob produced at his own studio were the best, which gave Fraulob and the band the confidence to trust their instincts musically, and to fight for their own path. This gave way to the birth of Deconstruct with Fraulob writing for his new project to include an uncompromising vision for a new sound – dark and heavy yet melodic and dynamic – ready for the radio, but powerful enough to crush skulls in a live setting. Fraulob recorded the first Deconstruct demo at his own studio the Pus Cavern where Fraulob had spent the last decade developing his engineering chops recording Sacramento heavyweights such as The Deftones and began to send this demo out to industry pros. After hearing the demo, David Draiman and Dan Donegan of Disturbed personally chose Deconstruct as opener for their Music As A Weapon 2 tour where Deconstruct’s first show was opening for Disturbed, Chevelle, and Taproot in front of an audience of 5000. Immediately, the band’s prowess as a live act was recognized, and Bill Graham Presents placed the band on several amphitheater shows (Iron MaidenDio, and Motorhead at Sleep Train Amphitheater; and Def Leppard at Irvine Meadows). While building their reputation as one of the West Coast’s most hard hitting live acts, Deconstruct began making headway in the world of Rock Radio. The band’s debut EP “Sign Of Things To Come” received play nationwide, enabling Deconstruct to expand their touring base. The work paid off, resulting in more high profile shows with a diverse array of acts including NickelbackPuddle of MuddDrowning PoolDeath AngelHelmet, and Hed PE. The band’s second EP, a sampler of tracks from their forthcoming album, received radio play on over 100 stations. The single “Time Kills” was added to heavy rotation on commercial station WOBX (98X) in North Carolina. Deconstruct also became the only unsigned band to ever receive play on KRXQ in Sacramento’s “Smash or Trash” receiving a 100% listener “Smash” rating. Deconstruct was definitely on the rise and was then chosen by multi-platinum act Korn as main stage openers for the Korn, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin concert at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. After 2 successful U.S. tours promoting the first Deconstruct album The Human Condition, Fraulob joined the legendary multi-platinum act Danzig as touring lead guitarist for an incredible 2 year run after which Deconstruct took a hiatus. In 2017 Fraulob joined the legendary Bay Area Metal group Trauma and ended up producing and recording their 2019 album As The World Dies. Recording and touring with Trauma inspired Fraulob to reboot Deconstruct to record a new album then to follow up with more main-stage appearances. The crushing new album, Ashen Empire, features long-time Deconstruct members Fraulob, drummer Tom Frost, and vocalist MC Droze, with additional appearances by drummers Darren Minter (Heathen) and Kris Gustofson (Trauma), and bassist Greg Christian (Testament).

Which brings us to the present, 2021 sees Deconstruct with the strongest, hardest hitting, most talented line-up yet. With Fraulob at the helm with his brutal guitar mastery, the thundering super bassist Bobby Real and one of the best drummers in NorCal, Tom Frost, on board, Deconstruct is firing on all cylinders. All three bring their extensive experience to the table to create a sound that is current but unique, extremely heavy yet mesmerizingly melodic and memorable. There’s no doubt success will once again be risen out of the ashes!! A pro studio and practice room has been built, a new album recorded and mastered, extensive press ready to go out and Deconstruct is tour ready!

However, with the loss of their singer MC Droze, this greatness can’t continue until that void is replaced, so Deconstruct is now placing a call to action to all professional “qualified & stage seasoned” vocalists to front this dynamically structured band. Qualified applicants respond at the email below to arrange an audition.

Serious inquiries only!! Click HERE to contact!

Deconstruct is:
Joe Fraulob / Guitars
Bobby Real / Bass
Tom Frost / Drums
Vocals / YOU?
Management: FrankieJ@CultureRockMedia.com

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Check out DOYLE’s Halloween-Themed METAL ON VEVO Channel Takeover on YouTube

DOYLE’s new album Abominator is out NOW worldwide, and is available in CD and digipack formats! The albums are releasing via Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. You can buy the digipack at www.officialdoyle.com, and the CD at FYE or the Dept. of Record Stores Coalition.

 

In celebration of today’s release, VEVO—  the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform— is teaming up with DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein to bring you his Top 10 music videos for Halloween! Taking over the platform’s Metal on VEVO channel on YouTube, his playlist features The Misfits, Metallica, Alice Cooper and more. Take a look at www.youtube.com/metalonvevo and get spooked!

 

DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein recently sat down for a quick Q&A with Fangoria Magazine, highlighting his attraction to horror culture, his personal taste in music, touring, and more. Read it here.

 

DOYLE wants YOU to make a music video for any song on their new album Abominator, as part of their new “Land of the Evil” video contest. The Grand Prize is ONE Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankensteinhimself! Read details and contest rules here: http://officialdoyle.com/doyle-land-of-the-dead-video-contest-rules/

 

DOYLE is on the road with Danzig on the second leg of the DANZIG 25th anniversary tour. The tour features a specialMisfits set and also features openers Butcher BabiesTexas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death. See below for all remaining tour dates.

10/31 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield***

 

*** Join DOYLE at a special Halloween Meet & Greet at Guitar Center in San Francisco on 10/31 at 6:00PM! Located at 1645 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109.

 

 

Check out the lyric video for DOYLE’s new single ‘Valley of Shadows’ via Loudwire.com.

DOYLE Invites to YOU Create his Next Music Video – Deadline for Entry is November 21st

On Tour NOW with DANZIG as Part of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary Tour – Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death Supporting

NEW ALBUM ‘Abominator’ Hitting Stores WORLDWIDE via  Monsterman Records on October 29, 2013

Get Your DOYLE DIGIPAK Now Exclusively From www.officialdoyle.com.

ATTENTION DOYLE FANS!

DOYLE wants YOU to make a music video for any song on their new album Abominator, as part of their new “Land of the Evil” video contest. The Grand Prize is ONE Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein himself (retail $750, signed)!

OFFICIAL RULES:

http://officialdoyle.com/doyle-land-of-the-dead-video-contest-rules/

HOW TO ENTER:

– CREATE A MUSIC VIDEO for “ANY” song off of the brand new DOYLE album, Abominator. The song chosen is to be used as recorded – no mashups, night core, manipulation of the recording, or mixing with other copyrighted material allowed. Anyone can enter! HERE>

– DEADLINE FOR ENTRY is midnight on Nov 21st. To enter, log in to your YouTube account and upload your video. Set the privacy settings to public title it “Land of the Evil video contest” and tag it “DOYLE Abominatorand ‘song used’” and send the link to Bruce@InsaneManagement.com. Only entries submitted by the deadline will be eligible to win the “Land of the Evil” Video Contest. You will receive notice via email that your entry has been accepted once the contest administrator checks it for compliance with the rules. HERE>

– After you submit, MAKE YOUR VIDEO PUBLIC and begin showing everyone why you should win! Share with your friends, spread the word, and ramp up as much support as you can for your submission. Your ability to promote your work via legitimate means will factor in during judging.

-You can use your imagination and create any kind of video you want, lyric video, prank video, music video, horror video, zombie stripper video, whatever you see in your creative mind. On Nov 27thDOYLE will judge the contest and announce the winner.

GRAND PRIZE – “ANNIHILATOR GUITAR”

The finalist will receive (1) Oktober Annihilator Guitar signed by DOYLE, Merch bundle in a embroidered travel bag (2) T-shirts of your choice, DOYLE’s made in hell hot sauce and a signed CD and a special Skype session with DOYLE and Autographed Picture of DOYLE.

2 RUNNERS UP PRIZES

Each will receive: Merch bundle in an embroidered travel bag (2) Tshirts of your choice, DOYLE’s made in hell hot sauce and a signed CD.

JUDGING & WINNER NOTIFICATION

Judging Criteria

Relevance: How well does the video submission reflect the theme of the contest and does it have universal appeal?

Creativity: We’re excited to see your interpretation and unique perspective, whatever that may be!

Social Engagement:  Posts, tweets, comments, views, likes, that they drive traffic to their video.

Winner Selection and Notification

Three finalists will be chosen by DOYLE‘s management. Finalists will be contacted by e-mail within 7 days after contest closes and select entries will be featured on the DOYLE‘s website. The grand prize winner will be chosen by DOYLE himself no later than 7 days after contest closes. Winner will be announced on www.officialdoyle.com and/or on the website that we partner with to run the contest.

DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released the digital version of Abominator in July with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. DOYLE is represented by Insane Management. Abominator drops worldwide on Tuesday, October 29th. A digipack is available now exclusively from www.officialdoyle.com.

 

DOYLE is on the road with Danzig on the second leg of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary tour. The tour features a special Misfits set and also features openers Butcher BabiesTexas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death. See below for all remaining tour dates.

10/23 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Orbit Room

10/24 – LOUISVILLE, KY – Expo 5

10/26 – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live

10/27 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Diamond Ballroom

10/29 – EL PASO, TX – Tricky Falls

10/31 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield***

*** Join DOYLE at a special Halloween Meet & Greet at Guitar Center in San Francisco on 10/31 at 6:00PM! Located at 1645 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109.

 

Check out the lyric video for DOYLE’s new single ‘Valley of Shadows’ via Loudwire.com.

Check out OUR interview with DOYLE!!!

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EXCLUSIVE & MASSIVE interview with DOYLE (Former Misfits) on tour with Danzig

I never expected to hang out with Doyle, Misfits legend as well as guitarist and leader of Doyle, for an hour.  For someone of his legendary status to give me the unprecedented access and complete honesty to any question I threw at him was the absolute highlight of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done.  You won’t find a more humble guy who is pure rock n’ roll than Doyle.  Share the experience with me here in this two part interview as Doyle and I discuss everything from working out, Danzig, the future of Doyle, his personal life, the past, the business, stealing music, and so much more…


Editor in Chief Alan Welding with Doyle
Editor in Chief Alan Welding with Doyle

Book Review: “One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager”

Let me start by saying that if I had this book in my possession twenty-five years ago I would definitely be in a different place right now in my life and I certainly could have been a much better asset for the bands I managed.  Not that I have any regrets, but instead of watching “Almost Famous” and just wondering how one goes about getting on the road with the band, this book actually gives you a step by step guide.  Mark Workman lays out such a comprehensive strategy to becoming a working tour manager that if one has the will, Workman provides the way.

Mark Workman has been a successful tour manager and lighting designer in the music business since 1983. His list of past and present clients includes Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Machine Head, Danzig, Mudvayne, Dio, Queens of the Stone Age, Devildriver, Soulfly, Sepultura and many others.

As a lighting designer, Mark Workman has designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous Clash of the Titans (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Alice In Chains, & Suicidal Tendencies) in 1990/1991 and American Carnage 2010 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax & Testament), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as Machine Head’sElegies DVD filmed at Brixton Academy in London, Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium, and Testament’s Dark Roots of Thrash Live DVD shot at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY.

“One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager” starts of  with a very strong endorsement by Alex Skolnick of Testament, of which Mark Workman was the lighting director then later manager.  These are the topics that the book explores:

Part 1 tells you how I got started as a tour manager and why I wrote this book.
Part 2 teaches you how to organize a concert tour and:
create a complete and accurate tour budget;
hire the best road crew;
lease the right tour bus and safest driver;
book hotels and air travel the right way;
create a proper backstage pass system and where to get it made;
deal with foreign artist tax for your band;
apply for overseas visas and work permits for your entourage;
create a tour book and the vital information it should contain;
coordinate trucking and air cargo;
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hire sound and lighting systems for your tour;
understand tour riders and contracts;
prepare ATA carnets and equipment manifests;
get backdrops, scrims and stage sets made;
prepare your tour accounting and a lot more.
Part 3 shows you how to get organized and properly advance each show and:
what you should know about stage plots and input charts;
preparing your pre-advance package;
making a proper advance sheet;
how to advance each show;
advancing your cash requirements and much more.
Part 4 guides you through an entire show day and shows you:
what it takes to be a tour manager running a music tour;
the mechanics of how to do press, meet-and-greets, and in-stores;
the proper way to do your guest list each day;
the right way to handle venue security;
how to do your daily tour accounting correctly;
how to do your show settlement each night;
important information about merchandising, foreign currencies, and more.
Part 5 shows you how to:
promote yourself so you can build your successful career;
find your first job as a tour manager;
and the road hazards to avoid.

That list speaks volumes, but the content definitely backs it up.  Add to that Workman’s writing style that is very smooth, humorous at times, and easy to understand, and you have one hell of a how to guide.  The promise of a series of these books is very enticing and long overdue.  It would not be surprising to see Berklee School of Music or The Musicians Institute making this book, or eventually the series, part of their curriculum…it’s that good.

If you want to get into the music business, are in the music business already, or are like me, and just fascinated with the music business, you will find this to be a treasured find.

Mark Workman is also a former boxing writer whose feature articles have appeared on BoxingScene and Fox Sports.

Butcher Babies Talk Touring, Recording, and Hanging with Danzig to PGH Music Mag

The Butcher Babies are headed back to The ‘Burgh again to grace us with their metal presence.  This time they will be opening up for Danzig who will be joined with his Misfits bandmate Doyle for a special set, as well as A Pale Horse Named Death (former Type O Negative and Life of Agony members), and Texas Hippie Coalition at Pittsburgh’s premiere facility Stage AE on October 21.

We got a chance to catch up with Carla Harvey and Henry Flury of the band just before they went on stage in Charlotte, NC to see what was going on their busy lives and what they had in store for us when they hit Pittsburgh.  Take a listen here…

BUTCHER BABIES premiere “Magnolia Blvd” music video

BUTCHER BABIES have partnered with REVOLVERMAG.COM to premiere “Magnolia Blvd,” the first music video from the band’s debut album ‘GOLIATH’. The band offered fans a sneak peek of the clip last night during a live YouNow video chat (archived here) before unveiling the clip today. Watch “Magnolia Blvd” here:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-butcher-babies-premiere-new-music-video-magnolia-blvd.html

The video was directed by Daniel Gomez [EYES SET TO KILL, BUCKCHERRY] and produced by Los Angeles-based Marco De Molina and his Veva Entertainment Company. A behind-the-scenes making of the video can be seen here.

Hailed as the breakout band on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the BUTCHER BABIES will be direct support for punk and metal legend DANZIG on his upcoming October tour (complete itinerary below), and will be taking their incendiary live show to the high seas in January 2014, when they join FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, IN THIS MOMENT, LACUNA COIL, DEVICE, SEVENDUST and more on the SHIPROCKED cruise.

The final leg of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary tour launches October 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and will feature BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, with openers A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH (featuring members of TYPE O NEGATIVE and LIFE OF AGONY) and TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, as well as a special MISFITS set featuring DANZIG’s former MISFITS bandmate Doyle. The tour will be a highlight of the 20th annual Rock And Shock convention October 19 in Worcester, MA, with OTEP, NEW YEARS DAY and STOLEN BABIES also added to that day’s lineup.

BUTCHER BABIES will perform September 14 at the Monster Energy Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA, and are a featured artist at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare on October 26. From January 26-30, 2014, they will set sail on the Shiprockedcruise out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Released July 9, fans and critics alike are heralding  the BUTCHER BABIES’ debut album ‘GOLIATH’, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard New Artist/Heatseakers chart. The album is available in physical formats at Best Buy, FYE, Hastings and your favorite independent record store, and in exclusive mail order bundles via CMDistro.com. The album is available digitally through both iTunes and Amazon.

Butcher Babies cover

 
MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK

(featuring KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MEGADETH, 5FDP and more)

SEPTEMBER

14: Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park

 

BUTCHER BABIES with DANZIG:

OCTOBER

08: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

09: Tampa, FL – The Cuban Room

11: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

12: Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

13: Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

15: Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater

17: Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre

18: New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom

19: Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Rock And Shock)

21: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

23: Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room

24: Lousiville, KY – Expo Five

27: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

29: Plano, TX – El Paso, TX

31: San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE 

(with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE and GHOST TOWN)

OCTOBER

26: Pomona, CA – FEARplex (Fairplex)

SHIPROCKED

(featuring FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE,

IN THIS MOMENT, DEVICE, SEVENDUST, CANDLEBOX and more)

January

26-30: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

BUTCHER BABIES online:

facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic

twitter.com/ButcherBabies

instagram.com/butcherbabies

HUNTRESS Wraps Up North American Tour With Danzig Prepares For Global Domination with Lamb of God

HUNTRESS has kicked off yet another year of relentless touring, following the release of their critically acclaimed album Starbound Beast.  After an amazing run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, HUNTRESS has just wrapped up their tour with the legendary Glenn Danzig for his 25th Anniversary tour with Misfits guitarist Doyle.

 

Vocalist Jill Janus had this to say about her time on the road with Glenn Danzig:

 

“Touring with Danzig has been surreal. As an angsty teenage girl, I used to dream that one day I would duet with Glenn Danzig. Being chosen to tour with him was already mind blowing, but I also had the honor of singing “Skulls” with him in St. Paul, MN! I was watching the show from side stage. Doyle had just played a couple Misfits songs with the band. Then I see Glenn turn and ask if I’d like to join him for a duet! Performing with two of my idols was stellar. This has been a killer experience for HUNTRESS, watching Glenn Danzig nightly from the wings, he has mastered his craft and we’ve learned a lot from him on this short run. He’s also hilarious, his sense of humor and attitude have made our time with him so much more incredible! Hail Danzig!”

 

After a short break this September, HUNTRESS will be back on the road with heavy metal heavyweights Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament!  The tour kicks off October 22ndin Toronto, ON, and runs through November 26th in Silver Spring, MD.  It has also been confirmed that Lamb of God will be taking HUNTRESS to Europe and the UK in early 2014.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

HUNTRESS is proud to present their video for the song “Zenith”.  Bloody-Disgusting.com calls it “A Sci-Fi Horror Psychedelic Masterpiece!” The spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Check out the “Zenith” video HERE.

 

Starbound Beast, is out now on Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase oniTunesAmazon, and in Best Buy stores in the US.

 

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
HUNTRESS Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

 

HUNTRESS on tour with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Testament:

10/22: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus

10/23: Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

10/24: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

10/25: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

10/26: Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater

10/28: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

10/29: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

10/30: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

11/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC

11/2: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

11/3: Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show

11/5: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

11/7: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/8: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium*

11/9: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

11/11: Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center

11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater

11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center

11/15: Calgary, AB @ Big Four

11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park

11/18: St. Paul, MN @ Myth

11/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/22: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/23: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

************11/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE***************

11/26: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

 

*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show.  Support will be announced in mid September.

 

European/UK Tour With Lamb of God:

1/6/14: Vienna, Austria @ Venue

1/7/14: Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

1/8/14: Zurich, Switzerland, @ Komplex

1/10/14: Tillburg. Netherlands @ 013

1/11/14: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Hall

1/12/14: Southampton, England @ Southampton Guildhall

1/13/14: Leeds, England @ Leeds O2 Academy

1/14/14: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England @ Newcastle O2 Academy

1/16/14: Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow O2 Academy

1/17/14: Birmingham. England @ Birmingham O2 Academy

1/18/14: London, England @ Brixton O2 Academy

1/19/14: Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy

1/20/14: Bristol, England @ Bristol O2 Academy

1/21/14: Norwich, England @ Norwich UEA

 

For More Info Visit:

http://huntresskills.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HuntressKills

https://twitter.com/HuntressKills

http://www.napalmrecords.com

A Misfit Shines: Doyle’s Debut Abominator Slays Expectations

In the Pantheon of punk, there’s always a special place for The Misfits. Where Black Flag and Minor Threat used crazy, hardcore elements and The Ramones spearheaded elements from pop music like The Kinks, The Misfits were the ones who descended into the darker realm of horror-themed images and creepy-as-hell aesthetics. In comparison to the motorcycle-riding, leather-jacket-wearing rebels in the high school parking lot, The Misfits were the guys dressed in black, goth gear and smoking behind the bleachers. After the multiple restructurings of the Misfits lineup, guitarist Paul Caiafa (best known as Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein) took his time to move back into music. After some appearances with former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig on tour with his band, Doyle finally broke his silence and moved into full-fledged solo work. Abominator is the first record from Doyle’s self-titled band and it’s one of the most surprisingly strong solo debuts you’ll see this year.

Doyle is Caiafa’s outlet to let his inner metalhead loose. While there are moments of punk pacing and rapid-fire rhythms, Doyle is no punk band. The rambunctious punk fundamentals of Doyle’s former band are set aside in favor of some blisteringly heavy riffs more in-tune with the heavy metal world. The title track is a furious opener, with vocalist Alex Story screaming his lungs out seconds into the album. Doyle himself is able to add squealing guitar solos into nearly every track on the album, another stark contrast to the hardcore-influenced work of early Misfits recordings. With the ability to focus on metal melody and virtuosity instead of simply punk endurance, Doyle’s skill as a guitarist is clearer than ever. Even more so is his talent in songwriting; he’s in the spotlight now, so passing off the same power chords and punky tones just doesn’t cut it anymore. Fortunately, it pays off on Abominator. Doyle just shines here.

But while Abominator is still a very heavy album, it doesn’t go too far in that intensity. Story’s vocals are near-guttural, but there’s just a smidgen of melody, one that keeps him in the realm of Pantera instead of Sepultura. That walking of the line between extreme metal and melodic heavy metal allows Doyle to pick the best parts of both without suffering too much from either side’s weaknesses. The catchy “Cemeterysexx” may be as romantic as getting your girlfriend a torn-up Jhonen Vasquez comic compilation for your anniversary, but for a song about getting dirty in a graveyard, it’s tone is surprisingly radio-friendly. “Dreamingdeadgirls” is a bizarre left turn, with a surprisingly lighter chorus, one that’s juxtaposed with some gritty verses about necrophiliac relations with murdered women. As you might expect, it’s a fiendish record.

The grindy, gritty metal sounds, above all odds, don’t outstay their welcome. “Valley of Shadows” has a solid pace, one that lets Doyle experiment with his guitar rhythms while still making the song purely metal. “Land of the Dead” has a tight chorus reminiscent of older Metallica recordings mixed with a low “crush” growl that wouldn’t be out of place in a band like Slayer. Doyle performs a very smart act in adding a plentiful amount of variety in Abominator. Behind a doom metal verse in “Love Like Murder” instantly moving to a thrash metal chorus in the same song, Doyle clearly didn’t feel comfortable in sticking to one subgenre of metal music. That decision makes Abominator a much more appealing record altogether.

If Abominator has a mark against it, it would be in the lyrics, which feel juvenile. While The Misfits were the pioneers of integrating horror themes and creepy imagery into their punk songs, the topics of necrophilia and occult practices don’t seem to hold weight here. They don’t sound dark enough to be taken seriously (even by Hot Topic regulars), nor do they sound ironic enough to joke around with; they exist in this half-parody, half-conviction limbo. It’s never clear why the lyrics are what they are, so it damages Doyle’s aesthetic, adding in an indecisive mystery that distracts more than intrigues.

It’s very comforting seeing how Doyle is able to step outside of the shadow of his most iconic project and finally put his talent in songwriting and axe-rocking into legitimate effect. Abominator is a shockingly tight album with some great musicianship from Doyle, with his fellow bandmates keeping up with him every step of the way. Even better is his yearning for difference, his ability to keep the intensity on high and the variety constant. It’s not easy moving into solo work from one of the most prolific backgrounds in punk and goth rock history, but Doyle proves that it can be done. Abominator is a beast of an album with a little something for any variety of headbanger. It’s one of the best surprises of 2013.

**Editors Note: Hopefully you are all well aware that Doyle is on tour with Danzig and he is even doing a Misfits set with Glenn.  When he stops in Pittsburgh on 10/21, Doyle promised to chat with us for a bit, so stay tuned for an exclusive interview from Stage AE!!!

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Premiere Video For “DMSLT” /Stage AE Pittsburgh 10/21

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH have completed work on the video for their song “DMSLT”.  Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” HERE.

 

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH will be hitting the road this fall supporting Danzig. APHND will appear alongside Texas Hippie Coalition and Butcher Babies on all dates.  The tour is set to kick off October 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and run through October 31st in San Francisco, CA.  More dates may be added shortly.

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH released their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Wasteearlier this Spring via Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band’s first release And Hell Will Follow Me.  Lay My Soul to Waste can be ordered on Amazon on both CD and LP and digitally viaiTunes.

 

On the surface, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are impressive. But you’ll want to dig deeper and immerse yourself in all the sonic and lyrical layers, because the band isn’t afraid to plume the depths of darkness that humanity is capable of.  It’s murky stuff, but someone has to do it.

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Sal Abruscato and Matt Brown have followed 2011’s incredible introduction And Hell Will Follow Mewith Lay My Soul to Wastewhich keeps the band’s patented signature formula of slow, deliberate sludge and head-down doom intact and as flawlessly executed as ever.

Think Alice in Chains, only harder, angrier and with a more perverse view of the world, as if they were reared in a row house in Bensonhurst, as opposed to the rainy landscape of Seattle, all the while feasting on a steady diet of Black Sabbath records.

 

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH arrived with And Hell Will Follow MeThey have firmly implanted their roots in the metal scene with Lay My Soul to WasteIt’s a metal album that headbangers who enjoy a walk on the darker side of life will end up revering and responding to.

 

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Tour Dates: 

10/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10/9: Tampa, FL @ The Cuban Club

10/11: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

10/12: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

10/13: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

10/15: Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater

10/17: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre

10/18: New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

10/19: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

***10/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE***

10/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/24: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/27: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

10/31: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

 

For More Info Please Visit:

http://apalehorsenameddeath.com/

http://www.facebook.com/APHND

https://twitter.com/APHND

http://www.spv.de

DOYLE to Join Second Leg of DANZIG’s 25th Anniversary Tour – Performing Special MISFITS Set Together Every Night

Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death to Open

 

DOYLE Taking Part in Official Signing at Guitar Center in Hollywood on August 29th

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NEW ALBUM ‘Abominator’ OUT NOW Digitally via DOYLE’s Monsterman Records – Physical Versions Coming this October

 

Get Your DOYLE DIGIPAK Now Exclusively From www.officialdoyle.com.

 

Former Misfits guitarist DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will head out with Danzig on the second leg of the DANZIG 25 tour. The second leg of the tour will again feature a special Misfits set and also features openers Butcher BabiesTexas Hippie Coalition and A Pale Horse Named Death. The tour kicks off on September 13th with a performance at Riotfest in Chicago, IL, and picks back up again on October 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The tour closes in San Francisco, CA on Halloween night! How horrifically perfect for two of music’s most influential horror-punk masters.

 

Heads up – just before his Los Angeles performance with Danzig next Friday, August 30th at Gibson Amphitheatre, DOYLEwill take part in an exclusive signing at Guitar Center Hollywood on Thursday, August 29th from 3:00-4:00PM! Guitar Center Hollywood is located at 7425 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Digipak copies of Abominator will be available for sale and fans will have the opportunity to get their CD signed by DOYLE himself.

 

DOYLE is currently touring with Danzig in North America on the first leg of the DANZIG 25 tour. See below for all remaining tour dates and the second leg tour dates, as well.

 

FIRST LEG:

8/24 – CALGARY, AB – Flames Central

8/25 – EDMONTON, AB – Union Hall

8/27 – VANCOUVER, BC – Commodore

8/28 – SEATTLE, WA – Sodo

8/30 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Gibson Amphitheater

8/31 – PHOENIX, AZ – Marquee Theater

 

SECOND LEG:

9/13 – CHICAGO, IL -Riotfest

10/8 – FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Revolution

10/9 – TAMPA, FL – Cuban Club

10/11 – NASHVILLE, TN – Marathan Music Works

10/12 – ATLANTA, GA – Center Stage

10/13 – CHARLOTTE, NC – Fillmore

10/15 – NORFOLK, VA – The Norva

10/17 – NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Rapids Theater

10/18 – NEW YORK, NY – Roseland

10/19 – WORCESTER, MA – Palladium/Rock And Shock

10/21 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Stage AE

10/23 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Orbit Room

10/24 – LOUISVILLE, KY – Expo 5

10/26 – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live

10/27 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Diamond Ballroom

10/29 – EL PASO, TX – Tricky Falls

10/31 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Warfield

 

 

The lyric video for DOYLE’s new single ‘Valley of Shadows’, now has a lyric video counterpart. The video was released earlier this week via Loudwire.com, exclusively. Take a look at the video here.

 

DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released his brand new album Abominator in July with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. DOYLE is represented by Insane Management. The album is available digitally at all major digital retailers now, and will be available in CD and vinyl form in October 2013. A digipack is available now exclusively from www.officialdoyle.com.

 

On his Facebook page, Glenn Danzig recently spoke out in support of Abominator“Hey, Danzig Fans – get ready for the pure hellish darkness that is Abominator, the new solo album from the Monsterman himself, DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein.  ‘Blow up the System’ with something real for your ears instead of that bullshit music the industry machine is trying to force-feed you!!”

 

Ex-MISFITS Guitarist DOYLE and Loudwire.com Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for ‘Valley of Shadows’

Get Your DOYLE DIGIPAK Now Exclusively From www.officialdoyle.com.

 

Although former Misfits guitarist DOYLE is currently on the road performing for U.S. fans withDanzig as part of the DANZIG 25 tour, that does not mean he cannot share a little bit of his new album Abominator with his fans across the globe. ‘Valley of Shadows’, the previously released single from the new album, now has a lyric video counterpart. The video is being released today viaLoudwire.com, exclusively. Take a look at the video here.

 

“To introduce our new album Abominator, we are releasing the official lyric video for the first single ‘Valley Of Shadows’. A dark journey through a world of lust and violence,” states vocalist Alex Story. “Showcasing the evolution of sound DOYLE has achieved from his already legendary development with The Misfits, this song rages with the primal fury and carnality found throughout the band’s debut album. This is a call to arms to true fiends everywhere. The trip through the valley is a brutal thrill filled ride to hell that you won’t soon forget. Where hardcore punk meets old school thrash and a new breed of doom metal, ‘Valley Of Shadows’ is just a glimpse into what is to come from Abominator.”

 

DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released his brand new album Abominator in July with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. DOYLE is represented by Insane Management. The album is available digitally at all major digital retailers now, and will be available in CD and vinyl form in October 2013. A digipack is available now exclusively from www.officialdoyle.com.

 

On his Facebook page, Glenn Danzig recently spoke out in support of Abominator“Hey, DanzigFans – get ready for the pure hellish darkness that is Abominator, the new solo album from the Monsterman himself, DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein.  ‘Blow up the System’ with something real for your ears instead of that bullshit music the industry machine is trying to force-feed you!!”

 

 

As mentioned above, DOYLE is currently touring with Danzig in North America. On each date,DOYLE hits the stage with Danzig to run through a set of Misfits classics, paying homage to their legacy as, arguably, the most influential horror-punk band of all time. See below for all remaining tour dates.

 

North America:

8/20 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Air

8/21 – BOISE, ID – Revolution

8/22 – PORTLAND, OR – Roseland

8/24 – CALGARY, AB – Flames Central

8/25 – EDMONTON, AB – Union Hall

8/27 – VANCOUVER, BC – Commodore

8/28 – SEATTLE, WA – Sodo

8/30 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Gibson Amphitheater

8/31 – PHOENIX, AZ – Marquee Theater

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Ex-MISFITS Guitarist DOYLE to Continue Touring with DANZIG in the U.S.

As announced earlier this summer, DOYLE is currently on the road with Danzig revisiting the magic of their legendary early collaborations, this time taking the mayhem to European shores, with the DANZIG 25 tour. On each date, DOYLE hits the stage with Danzig to run through a set of Misfitsclassics, paying homage to their legacy as, arguably, the most influential horror-punk band of all time.

DOYLE will also continue on with Danzig in North America, beginning on August 9th in Toronto, ON. The tour will run through August 31st when it comes to a close in Phoenix, AZ, and will pick back up in early October.

Remaining DOYLE/DANZIG 25th Anniversary dates:

8/2 – ZURICH – Komplex

8/3 – GERMANY – Wacken Festival

8/4 – BELGIUM – Lokerse Feesten Festival

North America:

8/9 – TORONTO, ON – Canada Sound

8/10 – MONTREAL, QC – Canada Heavy Metal Festival

8/13 – BETHLEHEM, PA – Event Centre

8/14 – COLUMBUS, OH – Newport Theater

8/16 – CHICAGO, IL – Congress Theater

8/17 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Myth

8/18 – LINCOLN, NE – Bourbon Theater

8/20 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Air

8/21 – BOISE, ID – Revolution

8/22 – PORTLAND, OR – Roseland

8/24 – CALGARY, AB – Flames Central

8/25 – EDMONTON, AB – Union Hall

8/27 – VANCOUVER, BC – Commodore

8/28 – SEATTLE, WA – Sodo

8/30 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Gibson Amphitheater

8/31 – PHOENIX, AZ – Marquee Theater

Punk Rock superhero and former Misfits guitarist DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein released his brand new album Abominator yesterday with his own label, Monsterman Records (in partnership with Brain Muscle Media), via INgrooves, the leading global independent music distributor. The album is available digitally at all major digital retailers, and will be available in CD and vinyl form in October 2013.

For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Adrenaline PR and Maria Ferrero at 732-462-4262 or maria@adrenalinepr.com.

Jill from Huntress Tells PGHMUSICMAG She Wants To…

Jill from Huntress took some time backstage at The Rockstar Mayhem Festival in Pittsburgh to speak with PGHMUSICMAG about all that is going on with the band.  Watch the video to learn a little more about what goes on after hours at Mayhem, hanging with Lemmy, what is up after Mayhem, and much more…

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HUNTRESS have confirmed they will be touring late summer with Danzig as he celebrates his 25th Anniversary with Doyle.  These tour dates kick off immediately following the band’s run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, Canada.  The tour starts August 13th in Bethlehem, PA, and runs through August 31st in Tempe, AZ.  A complete list of dates can be found below.HUNTRESS vocalist Jill Janus commented on the upcoming tour with Danzig:

HUNTRESS is honored and thrilled to be the opening act for Danzig’s summer 25th anniversary tour with Doyle! I speak for all my bandmates when I say Danzig and the Misfits were immensely influential during our angsty teenage years. I’m taking a time machine back to high-five and freak out with my thirteen year old self! This rules!”

 

HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill, Starbound Beast, has been released and is available now via Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase on iTunes,Amazon and in Best Buy stores in the US.

The band recently filmed their music video for “Zenith” from their new album Starbound Beast.  An exclusive trailer has been posted and can be viewed HERE.  The spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere via Bloody Disgusting soon.

HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In addition to performing every day, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom  Jägermeister guitar from Schecter, and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a  custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork  for Starbound Beast  was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.
HUNTRESS Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

HUNTRESS on tour with Danzig and Scar the Martyr:

8/13: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center

8/14: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

8/16: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

8/17: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live

8/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

8/20: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

8/21: Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center

8/22: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

8/24: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

8/25: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

8/27: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

8/28: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

8/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater

8/31: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
7/10: Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12: Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/13: Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/14: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
7/17: Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
7/19: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21: Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
7/23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26: Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/27: Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30: Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31: Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2: Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3: The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4: Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/9: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22: Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29: Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5: Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7: Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9: Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10: Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11: Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL) 

For More Info Visit:

http://huntresskills.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HuntressKills

https://twitter.com/HuntressKills

http://www.napalmrecords.com

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THE AGONIST to kick off North American tour this week with DANZIG and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

THE AGONIST to kick off North American tour this week with DANZIG and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

   

Extreme metallers THE AGONIST will be hitting the road this week with DANZIG, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and more in support of their recently released new album, Prisoners! Check the dates below to see when THE AGONIST will be coming to a city near you.

THE AGONIST tour dates

4/13–The Level–Kelowna, BC

4/14–Studio Seven–Seattle, WA

4/17–House of Blues–Las Vegas, NV **

4/19–Ogden Theater–Denver, CO **

4/20–Sunshine Theater–Albuquerque, NM **

4/22–Stubbs BBQ–Austin, TX **

4/23–Concrete Street–Corpus Christi, TX **

4/24–Palladium–Dallas, TX **

4/26–Marquee Theater–Phoenix, AZ **

4/27–Fox Theater–Pomona, CA **

4/28–Ventura Theater–Ventura, CA **

5/1–Chameleon Room–Oklahoma City, OK

5/2–The Riot Room–Kansas City, MO

5/3–Smith’s Downtown–Mishawaka, IN

5/4–Club Envy–Muskegon, MI

5/5–Mojoe’s–Joliet, IL

5/6–Broadway Joe’s–Buffalo, NY

5/7–WreckRoom–Toronto, ON

5/17–Resto-Bar Le Top Shot–Lachute, QC

5/18–K-Baret (Maison des Musiciens)–Jonquiere, QC

7/13–A2 Fest–Ann Harbor, MI

7/15–Vaudeville Mews–Des Moines, IA

7/16–RSR Stage–Madison, WI

7/17–Diamond Pub & Billiards–Louisville, KY

7/18–Headliners Middle Room–Toledo, OH

7/19–Rock the Farm Fest–St. Paris, OH

7/20–Tammany Hall–New York, NY

7/21–Upland Theatre–Utica, NY

7/22–Montage Music Hall–Rochester, NY

**=with DANZIG and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

If you still haven’t heard Prisoners, click here to watch the video for the album track “Panophobia.” The album is available for purchase at iTunes here and CM Distro here.

Read on for a few reviews of THE AGONIST’s Prisoners:

“If you’re a fan of THE AGONIST, ‘Prisoners’ will not disappoint.” — LOUDWIRE.com

“THE AGONIST writes some crunchy, brutal songs that will have even the most jaded metalhead fist-pumping along.” — PURE GRAIN AUDIO.com

“‘Prisoners’ is, without a doubt, THE AGONIST’s most mature and focused work to date.”— THE NEW REVIEW.net

 

THE AGONIST online:

http://www.youtube.com/theagonistofficial

http://www.facebook.com/theagonistofficial

http://www.myspace.com/theagonist

http://twitter.com/theagonist

THE AGONIST announces tour dates with DANZIG, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Extreme metallers THE AGONIST have announced a string of dates with DANZIG and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY along the West Coast! In regards to these upcoming tour dates (and the recent cancellation of their trek with CRADLE OF FILTH in February/March), the band comments:

“We were very honored and excited to have been included on this tour with three amazing bands that we have the utmost admiration and respect for…So when news of the cancellation came through we were not only disappointed but heartbroken about losing out on the entire experience of touring with CRADLE OF FILTH, THE FACELESS and DECAPITATED. All the members of THE AGONIST have been gearing up for this tour since the fall of last year and we were really looking forward to putting on an amazing show for both old fans and new fans alike…But alas, THE AGONIST moves on and is proud to announce an upcoming tour with the almighty DANZIG(!!!) as well as the legendary CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in the month of April, 2013! As a way to still connect with our fans, we will be holding specials in our online merch store throughout the next month. We want to wish the best of luck to the bands that were on this tour and as for the fans, the wait will be more than worth it when we come to your town in the upcoming year!”

Check the dates below to see when THE AGONIST will be coming to a city near you (more dates will be added soon):

DANZIG, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, THE AGONIST tour dates
Apr. 17–Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Apr. 19–Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Apr. 20–Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Apr. 22–Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ
Apr. 23–Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
Apr. 24–Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Apr. 26–Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Apr. 27–Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Apr. 28–Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater

THE AGONIST online:
http://www.youtube.com/theagonistofficial
http://www.facebook.com/theagonistofficial
http://www.myspace.com/theagonist

DEATH WOLF Announces Release Date for New Album

DEATH WOLF has now announced that their second studio album, II: Black Armoured Death, will be released on February 18th in Europe and on February 19th in North America via Century Media Records. Besides the DANZIG-influenced material in the vein of the songs on DEATH WOLF’s self-titled debut album, fans can also expect II: Black Armoured Death to cover a wide musical spectrum that will surely be worth a listen for every fan of dark sinister punk rock with a metal edge. See below for the album’s track-listing:

II: Black Armoured Death track-listing:
Noche De Brujas
World Serpent
Lord Of Putrefaction
Darkness Of Hel
Sudden Bloodletter
Malice Striker
Night Stalker
Luciferian Blood Covenant
Black Armoured Death
Death Wolf March
Little Black Angel
Snake Mountain
Rothenburg

In addition to II: Black Armoured Death, DEATH WOLF will also be releasing a new 7″, Bloodscent, this month. Featuring different arrangements of two tracks on II: Black Armoured Death, this limited 7″ will be hand-numbered and pressed on white wax– and only available at CM Distro and on the road this February/March on DEATH WOLF’s tour with MARDUK, MOONSPELL and INQUISITION. Stay tuned for more information about Bloodscent and this upcoming tour coming soon!

DEATH WOLF online:
http://www.deathwolf.net/
http://www.facebook.com/deathwolfcult

SWEDISH ROCKERS SISTER SIN DEBUT NEW SONG

Are you ready for the heavy metal anthem of 2012? SISTER SIN has just released a wicked new track titled, “Hearts Of Cold” from their super-charged and highly anticipated forthcoming album Now and Forever, out October 22nd. Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion), this will be one of the most memorable, true, heavy metal albums of the last decade. Listen to the song exclusively through AOL’s Noisecreep:.

“Hearts of Cold” Song Stream:
http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/10/11/sister-sin-hearts-of-cold-song/

“End of The Line” Lyric Video:

SISTER SIN will continue their crusade alongside DORO beginning February 2nd, 2013 throughout North America. See a full listing of tour dates below and pre-order their forthcoming album Now and Forever digitally at iTunes and physically from Amazon.

SISTER SIN TOUR DATES
2/01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
2/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/03 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/04 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
2/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/07 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/08 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/09 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
2/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
2/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/15 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
2/17 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
2/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/22 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

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New MELDRUM Single ”Paid” Available on iTunes Now

MELDRUM’S latest single, ”PAID” is available now on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paid-single/id564528537). ”PAID” is the third single to be released from MELDRUM’s long awaited third album ”LIFER” due out this fall via REVERSED RECORDS. ”PAID” is a tongue in cheek poke at the music industry and the one hit wonders that think they have it made. MELDRUM vocalist Michele Madden has this to say about the single ”A warning to the wanna be’s not to mix their ambition with their blinding lack of ability…just sayin”.

MELDRUM’s first two singles ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE” and ”BLACKENED BLUE” are out now on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-toast-to-romance-single/id549289572). The album was produced by producer/engineer ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Dethklok, Death, Dark Angel). Check out MELDRUM online at http://www.facebook.com/MeldrumOfficial

”PAID” is streaming now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/03-paid MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. MICHELLE wrote the material for the album with drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), along with new members bassist/guitarist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s).

MICHELLE’S untimely demise before any of her guitar tracks for “Lifer” were able to be laid down led the three remaining members to come together in tribute to her, to honour Michelle’s vision of the album, with Laura Christine playing the majority of the rhythm and bass guitars, as well as all the leads. Partial proceeds from the album will go to MICHELLE’S son Jake Thomas who she left behind when she passed.

MELDRUM has toured worldwide with Lemmy Kilmister’s Motorhead, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, Nashville Pussy, as well as sharing the stage with many more. Touting a combination of mammoth vocal styles along with aggressively melodic vocals, mind bending guitar riffs and a rhythm section that creates fiercely bombastic grooves, this is what gives MELDRUM their unique, cutting edge sound.

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http://www.myspace.com/meldrumofficial
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http://www.reverbnation.com/meldrum
http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMeldrum