Job For A Cowboy Live Backstage @Mayhem and Onstage @Mayhem

Metal Blade Record artists Job For A Cowboy once again rolled through Pittsburgh this year via the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and PGHMUSICMAG caught up with bassist Nick backstage.  Meanwhile Jon “The Charn” Rice’s father Louie Rice sent Pittsburgh Music Magazine some links to footage he filmed onstage in Pittsburgh check them out here…

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Update – ATTIKA 7 and SCORPION CHILD Added, $4 Beer All Summer Long and More

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ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician’s Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands.

What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted onwww.mayhemreporters.com next week.

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

 

  • CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist & vocalist ALEXI LAIHO joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hang to talk about their 9th studio album Halo Of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Encore Broadcasts: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET / 8am PT and also available on SiriusXM On Demand
  • HUNTRESS is having a “Virtual Yard Sale” to raise funds for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer!  There are only 14 DAYS LEFT in the fundraiser! New perks added! Check out this hilarious video (http://youtu.be/TjhuNFP1gD8) they made and visit their indiegogo page for more info! More info: http://igg.me/at/huntress/x/3392973

 

In addition to the new bands announced above, artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

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 Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTERMUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKSFUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.

About ROCKSTAR: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions that will put Fans Onstage with One of Their Favorite Bands

Proceeds to Benefit ‘Metal of Honor’& ‘Unite The United Foundation’

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The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, featuring headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, is proud to announce the 2013 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with one their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Unite The United Foundation.

 

Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats ORGeneral Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), a one-of-a-kind ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL custom artwork drum head autographed by all members of one (1) of their favorite bands on the tour, a Metal of Honor commemorative laminate pass and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.

 

The all-day outdoor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 26 North American cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California and concluding August 4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Each festival date features 16 of the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, performing on four stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities, and the not-to-be-missed Metal Mulisha Motorcycle Freestyle Jump Show (www.metalmulisha.com), performing on select dates.

 

Projected to be one of the most successful, audacious and not-to-be-missed concert events of 2013, The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will feature multi-platinum headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon andAmon Amarth on the MainstageThe Jägermeister Stage will feature headliner Machine Head supported by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress. The Musicians Institute Stage will feature headliner Children of Bodom, supported by Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown into Exile.  The Sumerian Records stage will feature headliner City in the Sea, with more bands to be announced. Daily lineups vary by date, so be sure to check the DATES page for show lineups: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates

 

Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, “Best. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!,” “Even better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!,” and “Awesome Experience! Would do this again!”

 

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions began on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 MAYHEM dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special MAYHEM Festival VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website home page: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for “MAYHEM Charity” on www.eBay.com

 

About The Charities:
Metal of Honor is a charity program started in 2011 that raises financial support and awareness for military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

 

The Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, and ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL. It’s mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in every national community.  (http://www.unitetheunited.com)

 

For more info:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL official website: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2013 TOUR DATES:

06/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

06/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

07/02 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

07/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

07/05 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

07/06 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

07/07 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre

07/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

07/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

07/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

07/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

07/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

07/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

07/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

07/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

07/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

07/31 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

08/02 Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheatre

08/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

08/04 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

Job For A Cowboy Leave Pittsburgh Tongueless and Bound (Pix and Interview Included)

Last night Metal Blade Recording artist, Job For A Cowboy, swept into Pittsburgh for the first night of their tour with Hatebreed, Every Time I Die, Terror and This is Hell.  What followed was nothing short of brutality.  The good kind.

Having released “Demonacracy” a year ago in April 2012, JFAC has been hitting the road hard.  Despite the revolving door policy that has plagued the band since inception, the current line-up showed a very tight and concise maturity from the first note.  Running through a good bit of their new material, peppered in with some classics and a little Pantera jam, JFAC definitively showed why they continue to rise in the ranks of death metal, if not metal in general.

This was my first time experiencing the shear strength and tonality that Jonny Davy can manipulate from his pipes.  Many of you might think that someone who has the ability to sing in the fashion many death metal bands do are all the same, but I can assure you that this is not true.  Jonny has some very distinct nuances that can be discerned in each song and it really adds to what the band is doing.  On top of that,  Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro make a great duo of rhythm guitar and lead guitar respectively.  Tony seems to have added some new dimensionsal aspects with his playing while Al, Nick Schendzielos (bass), and Jon “The Charn” Rice (drums) lay down the crunching driving force that keeps each tune moving at merciless speed.

We here at Pittsburgh Music Mag are seriously looking forward to Job For A Cowboy coming back when they hit the Mayhem Festival and come back to our backwoods July 12.  Until then, we’ll be keeping the Jameson capped for them…

All photos 2013© AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross Confirmed For Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013

AMON AMARTH:
AMON AMARTH have confirmed that they will be performing as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 in North America this summer. Not only will they be performing, but they will be on the main stage along with Rob ZombieFive Finger Death Punch, and Mastodon! The entire confirmed lineup can be found at rockstarmayhemfest.comAMON AMARTH will be touring in support of their upcoming new album, which will be their ninth studio release. The album title, art, deluxe pre-order bundles, and new music will be revealed within the next few weeks.

Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen comments: “Amon Amarth is excited to be part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than raging and pillaging across North America in real Viking style!”

Surtur Rising, the band’s previous effort, was released in North America on March 29, 2011 and landed on multiple charts worldwide, making it one of the band’s fastest-selling albums to date. Surtur Rising debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Album, #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart. The record entered Austria’s Top 40 Chart at #12 and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20. In Germany, Surtur Rising entered the Top 100 Chart at #8 and the official Media Mark charts at #14 in its second week. In Canada, Surtur Risingcame in at #19 on the Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #2 on Hard Charts. The record was #1 in Canada on Itunes’ Top Metal albums, and also charted on the following: #16 Top 200, #3 Top Rock and #1 Top Metal. In the U.S., the record ranked in at #2 on iTunes’ Rock Album chart and #20 in the Top 200.

BEHEMOTH:
BEHEMOTH, Poland’s preeminent metal export, will be releasing a new album in 2013. En route to releasing their tenth studio album, BEHEMOTH will perform throughout North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. They will perform on the Musician’s Institute stage with Children of Bodom. Information on BEHEMOTH’s new album, including art, music, and behind the scenes studio videos will be unveiled within the next few months.

The LA Weekly heralded BEHEMOTH as “one of the most compelling live presences in metal” while maintaining the year-and-a-half hiatus (due to Nergal’s battle with leukemia) served only to elevate the band’s intensity, which North American fans most recently experienced during 2012’s Decibel Magazine TourBEHEMOTH’s latest full length album,Evangelion, achieved gold status in Poland and debuted at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts in the US upon its release in 2009.

JOB FOR A COWBOY:
JOB FOR A COWBOY are confirmed to perform as part of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013. The band will be performing all summer long on the Jagermeister Stagealongside Machine HeadBattlecrossButcher Babies, and Huntress. This will be JOB FOR A COWBOY’s second time performing on what has become the largest touring metal festival in North America.

This year has already been incredibly busy for JOB FOR A COWBOY. Currently, the band is in Europe headlining Bonecrusher Fest with Beneath the MassacreWar From A Harlots Mouth, and more. Following Europe, they will join HatebreedEvery Time I Die for an April tour that culminates with a performance at the fifteenth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Fans can keep up with the band’s activities onfacebook.com/jobforacowboy and twitter.com/jfacmetal.

BATTLECROSS:
Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be spending their summer in the most metal of ways: performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013. They will be performing on the Jagermeister Stage with Machine HeadJob for a CowboyButcher Babies, and HuntressBATTLECROSS are currently at Audiohammer Studios with producer Mark Lewis to record their sophomore album. New music, art and other new album info will be unveiled over the next few months, leading up to the festival.

In addition to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestBATTLECROSS had previously confirmed their appearance at this year’s Orion Music & More Festival in their hometown of Detroit, MI. The lineup, of course, features festival founders Metallica along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, and many more.

Pursuit of Honor‘s three singles ‘Push Pull Destroy,’ ‘Man of Stone’ and ‘Breaking You,’ spent more than 50 combined weeks on Sirius XM Liquid Metal ‘Devil’s Dozen’ list of most requested songs, with ‘Push Pull Destroy’ at the top spot for five weeks last spring. The accompanying video has racked up more than 1.7 million views on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZLob1Hi4I and was the break-out track for these high-energy thrashers.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FEST 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/10 Toronto, ON CA Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Hatebreed Brings The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour to Mr Smalls in Pittsburgh April 9

Hatebreed has announced their second headlining tour in support of their new studio album, The Divinity of Purpose. The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour 2013 will kick off on April 9th in Millvale (Pittsburgh), PA. Joining Hatebreed on this run will be special guests Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy and This Is Hell (tour dates below) . Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will go on sale Wednesday, February 13th at 12:00 PM at Hatebreed.com/vip. Public on sale begins on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th.

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The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour
April 9 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 10 – Kokomo, IN – CenterStage Bar and Grill
April 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
April 12 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
April 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave ^
April 14 – Toledo, OH – Headliners (Jamboree Fest)*
April 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
April 16 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
April 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 18 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
April 19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)*
^ Every Time I Die not on date
*Festival date

LEGION SIGNS WITH EONE / GOODFIGHT MUSIC

Columbus metalers LEGION has signed a worldwide deal with eOne / Good Fight music and will release a brand new record in the spring of 2013. The band is currently gearing up for the END OF THE WORLD TOUR supporting JOB FOR A COWBOY this winter. Guitarist Alex Heiberger comments on the news:

“Over the last year and a half or so, we have been hard at work writing and looking for the perfect label to help us release our new material. When we were told that eOne / Good Fight was interested in us we could not have been more stoked. There are so many bands on the label that have influenced us since the beginning and it is an honor to now be a part of a great label.”

Gaining exposure through their own DIY touring and performances at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, the band has come a long way in a short amount of time. The video for “Perverse Icon” has offered YouTube users a glimpse at just what Legion is capable of achieving on stage. Tracks like “Disclosure of Sin” and “Righteous Dictation” are emblematic of Legion’s skillful precision when it comes to balancing aggressive metallic destruction with trippy groove.

12/7 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

12/8 – Buffalo, NY
@ Soundlab

12/9 – Toronto, ON
@ Annex Wreckroom

12/10 – Montreal, QC
@ Les Forfounes Electriques

12/11 – Quebec City, QC
@ Union Commerciale

12/13 – Philadelphia, PA
@ First Unitarian Church

12/14 – Brooklyn, NY
@ Knitting Factory

12/15 – Worcester, MA
@ The Palladium

12/16 – Albany, NY
@ Bogies

12/17 – Allentown, PA
@ Manigate Nightclub

12/18 – Fredrick, MD
@ Cafe 611

DYING FETUS Founder John Gallagher Guests On Peavey presents Louder Education

Metal Injection & Peavey presents Louder Education, a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin’s Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato’s House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato’s House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, and round off the show with a kick-ass jam with the kids.

On this edition, founding DYING FETUS guitarist John Gallagher stops by to talk about his band’s beginnings, how the band name was picked, fun anecdotes about dealing with customs, scary moments on stage and the meaning behind their infamous classic, “Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog.” John ends the show jamming with the THOR students on the famous track.

Watch the new episode of Peavey presents Louder Education at:
http://www.metalinjection.net/tv/view/10099/peavey-louder-education-4—john-gallagher-of-dying-fetus

In support of their latest release Reign Supreme, DYING FETUS will be returning to the road in North America on “The Blood of Power Tour”. This tour is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour will kick off 11/24 in Atlanta, GA and run through December 13th in Boise, ID. Support on the first leg will come from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

The band is currently in the midst of “The Womb to Waste” European tour with label mates REVOCATION, Job For a Cowboy and Cerebral Bore. The tour will run through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

“The Womb to Waste” European Tour
10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska Tickets
10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff Tickets
10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock Tickets
10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker Tickets

DYING FETUS
CATTLE DECAPITATION
CEREBRAL BORE

*= No Cattle Decapitation
11/24: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
11/25: West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
11/26: Lake Worth, FL @ The Speakeasy
11/27: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/29: Longview, TX @ The Levee
11/30: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
12/1: Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
12/2: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/5: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
12/6: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
12/7: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/8: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Matinee)
12/9: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/10: Modesto, CA @ Plea For Peace
12/11: Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/13: Boise, ID @ The Venue
12/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

DYING FETUS
MALIGNANCY
CEREBRAL BORE

12/15: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/16: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/17: Chicago, IL @ TBA
12/18: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
12/19: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/20: Roanoke, VA @ Coffin House
12/21: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
12/22: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/23: Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

DYING FETUS Announce “The Blood of Power” North American Tour

In support of their latest release Reign Supreme, DYING FETUS will be returning to the road in North America on “The Blood of Power Tour”. This tour is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour will kick off 11/24 in Atlanta, GA and run through December 13th in Boise, ID. Support on the first leg will come from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15th in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23rd in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates is below.

The band is currently in the midst of “The Womb to Waste” European tour with label mates REVOCATION, Job For a Cowboy and Cerebral Bore. The tour will run through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium.

Reign Supreme was released in June on Relapse Records and landed spots on four of Billboard’s charts during its first week of release.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

Reign Supreme features nine tracks and is a “return to roots” with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works. About.com says of Reign Supreme: “DYING FETUS are at the top of their game with this record, which is sure to thrill old fans and gain them even more new ones.”

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

“The Womb to Waste” European Tour
9/25: Nijmegen, Holland @ Doornroosje
9/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
9/27: Malmö, Sweden @ KB
9/28: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
9/29: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
10/1: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
10/3: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
10/4: Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
10/5: Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle, Hell Inside Fest
10/6: Jena, Germany @ F-Haus
10/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ Hoodoo Club
10/8: München, Germany @ Backstage
10/9: Wien, Austria @ Arena
10/10: Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala / Kino Siska
10/11: Legnano (Milano), Italy @ Land Of Live Club
10/12: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
10/13: Essen, Germany @ Turock
10/14: Aarschot, Belgium @ De Klinker

DYING FETUS w/ Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore
*= No Cattle Decapitation
11/24: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
11/27: Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/29: Longview, TX @ The Levee
11/30: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
12/1: Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
12/2: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
12/5: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
12/6: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
12/7: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/8: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Matinee)
12/9: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/10: Modesto, CA @ Plea For Peace
12/11: Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
12/13: Boise, ID @ The Venue

DYING FETUS w/ Malignancy and Cerebral Bore
12/15: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
12/16: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
12/17: Chicago, IL @ TBA
12/18: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
12/19: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/20: Roanoke, VA @ Coffin House
12/21: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
12/22: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/23: Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs

BROKEN HOPE Reunite on the Carnival of Death Tour

After 12 years, a sleeping death-metal monster praised by the likes of Slipknot, DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Job For a Cowboy and more, has awoken from the bowels of Chicago. BROKEN HOPE is thrilled to announce not only their highly-anticipated comeback, but also their direct support position on the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, brought to you by Rock the Nation and sponsored by Fender. The new tour features headliners Obituary, as well as additional support from Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and Encrust. Tour dates are scheduled to be announced very soon.

In a recent statement, BROKEN HOPE guitarists Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass stated, “For over a decade, we’ve listened to fans worldwide who’ve asked us to return. We’ve listened to our peers in bands who seen us at shows and said, “when is Broken Hope coming back?” Well, you have finally been heard, and frankly, we just miss it too goddamn much—the clubs, the metal, but especially you: the diehards, the most.

“We decided as a first step to return back to the place that always felt like home: the road! So we are proud to announce that this fall, BROKEN HOPE will join forces with OBITUARY and join the Carnival Of Death tour! This tour will solidify that extreme music is still alive and well, we are ready, focused, and hungry to show you what we have in stored for you all! Moreover, we cherish and promote the legacy of our fallen brother, vocalist Joe Ptacek, as we travel from show to show and honor him, he will not be forgotten. With this being said, we would like to introduce Damian Leski of Gorgasm on vocal duties, who will handle the tough task for the upcoming tours. Be ready to be “Swamped in Gore”!!!!”

BROKEN HOPE was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner, while he was in high school. In 1991, after releasing two demo tapes, BROKEN HOPE secured a recording contract with an independent record label which released Swamped In Gore worldwide. Swamped In Gore was the first death-metal album to ever be recorded digitally. By 1993, BROKEN HOPE quickly signed to Metal Blade Records and released four albums: The Bowels of Repugnance, Repulsive Conception, Loathing, and the Metal Blade re-release of Swamped In Gore. The band’s third album, 1995’s Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly’s Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997’s Loathing.

The first four albums during the Metal Blade years are great examples of BROKEN HOPE’s original fury and they are the albums that etched BROKEN HOPE’S place in death-metal history. The first ten years of BROKEN HOPE’s existence were filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility with these albums. By the end of the ‘90’s, BROKEN HOPE parted ways with Metal Blade and went through lineup changes. The band produced one last album before the decade closed, the 1999 release, Grotesque Blessings. After North American and European tours for the album and a few unsatisfactory line-up changes, the band went on hiatus in 2000.

On January 20, 2010, original BROKEN HOPE vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide. Before his death, Ptacek met with Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass to discuss the resurrection of BROKEN HOPE. A plan was in motion with these three members to make the band a functioning reality. After taking some time off after Ptacek’s death to reconsider their next moves, BROKEN HOPE signed with Hard Impact Management and Booking with the intention to make the band a full-time monster again. Now, BROKEN HOPE continues onward with main songwriters Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass keeping the beast alive…brutal as ever…and with live tour dates worldwide.

Hopefully the Carnival of Death Tour will come our way in Pittsburgh…we will keep you posted with dates as soon as they are released.

To learn more about BROKEN HOPE and the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, please visit www.brokenhope.com.