MONSTER MAGNET Premiere Video for “Mindless Ones” on Metal Injection

MONSTER MAGNET will be releasing their new album Last Patrol October 15th via Napalm Records. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, whileEvil Joe Barresi mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde.  The artwork was created by John Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc.  The album will be available as a Limited Edition Digipak which contains two bonus tracks, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.  The album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.

 

MONSTER MAGNET has completed work on a video for the song “Mindless Ones”.  The video was directed by Tom Scharpling and is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection.  Get a first look at the video for “Mindless Ones” HERE.

 

The song “Paradise” is available for streaming HERE.

 

The track “The Duke” can be heard HERE.

 

MONSTER MAGNET have confirmed an in-store performance and signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on October 14th at 7:00 PM.  In order to attend you must pre-order the album to receive a wristband.  Go to http://www.vvinyl.com for more information

 

In support of Last Patrol, MONSTER MAGNETwill be embarking on a full-blown North American Tour!  Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this isMONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years!  The band is eager to hit the road in the states for the first time in what seems like forever.  Prepare to hearMONSTER MAGNET classics and new cuts from Last Patrol for the first time live! Support will come from Royal Thunder and Zodiac.  The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14th in Grand Rapids, MI and will run through December 14th in New York, NY.

 

Considered one of the most creative, diverse, and hard-rocking of contemporary American bands, MONSTER MAGNET is credited with pioneering “stoner rock”.  They’re noted for the uniqueness of their sound, their authenticity as a band, their ability to grow musically, and the intelligence and wit of their songs.

 

Fusing garage rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, punk and psychedelia – Last Patrol isMONSTER MAGNET‘s tenth studio album and a testament to everything they stand for.  In addition to musical influences, the band has always been inspired by comic book, science fiction, horror movies, and B-movies by filmmakers such as Roger Gorman and Russ Myer.

 

Last Patrol Tracklisting:

1)    I Live Behind the Clouds

2)    Last Patrol

3)    Three King Fishers

4)    Paradise

5)    Hallelujah

6)    Mindless Ones

7)    The Duke

8)    End of Time

9)    Stay Tuned

 

MONSTER MAGNET North American Tour With Royal Thunder and Zodiac:

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.zodiaclung.com

https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet

http://www.napalmrecords.com

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS Announce North American Tour Dates

 

 

Debut Album Beg Upon the Light Out July 2nd on Napalm Records

The Texan Dark Occult Metal outfit VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has already risen to the status of a heavy hitter in the depths of the underground. Now, the band is ready to finally unleash their album debut Beg Upon The Light. The album will be released in North America on July 2nd via Napalm Records.  Today the band has unveiled the tracklisting, which includes three bonus tracks.

 

In support of the new release, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will be hitting this May and June.  The tour sees the band playing select shows with Royal Thunder, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Valient Thorr amongst others.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Singer Gregg Higgins has a message for fans coming out to the shows:

 

“Hide your daughters and bring a crucifix!”

 

Beg Upon the Light is full of heavy riffs and driving drums, which create the perfect foundation for the musical and lyrical direction of the songs, which bring the enthralled listener into the realm of the Occult! The Texans turn the mix of Stoner and Doom Metal into a deadly blend that goes right into your blood. Pounding and powerful songs filled with energy set the stage for the glorious vocals of frontman Gregg Higgins, the grand marshal who leads through these occult hymns Beg Upon the Light combines occultism, heavy riffs and the perfect Stoner attitude to create a pitch-black and irresistible album.

 

Tracklisting:

1.Funeral Queen

2 Path of Doom

3. Give Up The Witch

4. Father Time

5. Dream Again

6. Moon Child

7. Battle for the Cross

8. Venomous Maximus

9. Mother Milk

10. Hell’s Heroes

11. The Mission (Bonus Track)

12. The Rider (Bonus Track)

13. The Gift (Bonus Track)

 

Venomous Maximus Live:

5/18 – College Station – Stanford Center – Loudfest!

5/24 – Austin, TX – Mohawk – w/ Dillinger Escape Plan, Royal Thunder, Ancient VVisdom

5/25 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds w/ deadhorse

 

6/18 – Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music

6/19 – Nashville, TN – The End w/ Windhand

6/20 – Indianapolis, IN – Indy Jukebox w/ Devil To Pay

6/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Blue Pig Bar – Days of Doomed Fest

6/22 – Chicago, IL – Reggies w/ Valient Thorr

6/24 – Cincinnati, OH – The Comet

6/25 – Johnson City, TN – The Mecca
6/26 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory
6/27 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottle Tree w/ Stoned Cobra
6/28 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia w/ Holy Grail

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VenomousMaximus

http://www.napalmrecords.com

ONE OF US IS THE KILLER IS ALMOST HERE

The Dillinger Escape Plan have been very busy, from the Revolver Golden Gods Awards performance, the new video for “When I Lost My Bet,” the new lyric video for “Prancer,” the stream of “Nothing’s Funny“…

AND OF COURSE THEYARE ON TOUR ALL YEAR! 
Check below for dates. And visit DillingerEscapePlan.org for details.
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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
THE FACELESS
ROYAL THUNDER 
5/10/2013 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
5/11/2013 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
5/12/2013 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
5/14/2013 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
5/16/2013 Boise, ID – The Venue
5/18/2013 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
5/19/2013 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
5/20/2013 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction – SOLD OUT
5/22/2013 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
5/23/2013 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
5/24/2013 Austin, TX – Mohawk
5/25/2013 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
5/26/2013 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
5/28/2013 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
5/29/2013 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ South End
5/30/2013 Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/31/2013 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6/1/2013 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
6/9/2013 Detroit, MI – Metallica’s Orion Festival
EUROPE: 
6/20/2013 Jawaorno, PL – Metalfest Poland
6/21/2013 Graz, AT – See Rock Festival
6/22/2013 Pinarella Di Cervia, IT – Rock Planet
6/23/2013 Monthey, CH – Pont Rouge
6/24/2013 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
6/25/2013 Dornbirn, AT – Conrad Sohm
6/26/2013 Dortmund, DE – Fzw Club
6/28/2013 Helsinki, FI – Tuska Open Air
6/29/2013 Montabaur, DE – Mair 1 Festival
6/30/2013 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
7/02/2013 Esch-Sur Alzette, LU – Kulturfabrik
7/03/2013 Hannover, DE – Musikzentrum
7/04/2013 Groningen, NL – Vera
7/5/2013 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7/6/2013 Gothenburg, Sweden – Metaltown Festival
SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2013: 
7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/25-Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

Royal Thunder Shake and Shift Retro Metal Brilliantly

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There are times when fate intervenes in ones life to bring sweet surprises.  Upon arriving to Pittsburgh’s Altar Bar for The Dillinger Escape Plan show to find out that The Faceless would not be performing due to their van breaking down, I entered the facility with disappointment and concern for fellow Pittsburgh resident and lead singer for The Faceless, Geoffrey Ficco.  Then I was hit with a droning sound reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, Kyuss, and Wizard.  I quickly grabbed my camera and starting snapping pictures of the band I came to find out was Royal Thunder.

Royal Thunder’s debut full length ‘CVI’ (roman numeral 106) is a mix of psych/prog/metal that is fueled by singer and bassist Mlny Parsonz’ sultry voice and Lemmy style bass playing.  Imagine the talent of Stevie Nicks with a metal voice and the power chord bass heaviness plowing from the speakers backed by blues based rock that hearkens back to classic rock ‘thunder’ from the seventies greats.  From the very opening of ‘CVI’ the ears are reminded of those primal sounds that we hold so dear to our hearts with first tune, ‘Parsonz Curse’.  Hard, heavy, pounding, and crescendo building, it’s an excellent introduction to what lays ahead…a no B.S. LP that’s solid from beginning to end.

The guitar work of Josh Weaver is not only strong and superbly riff oriented, it is heavily rooted in the greats of the genre, no trash, no flash, just pure crunch and doom nicely layered with Josh Coleman’s rhythm guitar work.  It’s a combination reminiscent of the Young brothers of AC/DC fame (even down to some Gibson SG use).  Combine this with Lee Smith holding down the low end with percussion work that fits quite nicely in an age that relies too heavily on what effects can do or how fast double bass drums move and it’s a refreshing reminder of why metal has ruled since the inception of the genre.

This is not an LP to download in bits an pieces, please grab the entire thing and play from start to finish like you did when you were young, or like your parents did.  It’s a gorgeous throwback with a new edge that you will love turning your friends onto and telling them you discovered them first.  If you are lucky enough to see them live they absolutely do not disappoint and will make you a true believer like they made out of us here at Pittsburgh Music Mag.

Highlights: “No Good”, “Parsonz Curse”, “Black Water Vision”

If you like: Mastodon, Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk

blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll, wrapped in protective barbed-metal packaging– Paste Magazine

a revved-up Southern hard-rocker that howls like Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn.” – NPR.org

“Recommended for all fans of straight up, non-ironic hard rock. And we all know the world needs more of this kind of thing right now.”– Verbicide

“Royal Thunder deliver blues-y doom riffs fronted by a smokey female voice… think Black Math Horseman or Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath.”– BrooklynVegan

“Atlanta’s Royal Thunder make mystical and muscular heavy metal in the classic, pre-“extreme” vein…a variety of awesome we haven’t seen in ages.” – Nashville Scene

“Parsonz’ vocals are slithering and over the top, deep and throaty, the riffs distorted, the drums crashing in…the heaviest seventies hard rock jam you never heard, the hooks perfect, the vocals, so BAD ASS.”  -Aquarius Records

https://www.facebook.com/RoyalThunderMusic

Relapse Records Announces SXSW Showcase Set Times

Renowned independent heavy music label, Relapse Records, has teamed up with Austin, TX’s premiere heavy music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.  The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM.  The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis.  Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website at this location.

The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.

The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.

Relapse Records formed in 1990 and has released albums from a wide array of artists over the past 23 years including Mastodon, Red Fang, Baroness, Amorphis, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suffocation, Neurosis, Dying Fetus and many more.  The label recently released a 20 song sampler in tribute to Pat Egan, their longtime Director of Sales, who tragically passed away on Monday February 18th of pneumonia.  The sampler is available for purchase here with all proceeds benefitting his daughter’s college fund.

Chaos In Tejas takes over Austin for the 9th year May 30 through June 2.  The fest is a nice lil mix of punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop, garage rock, indie rock and all points in between from around the world.  This year’s line up features The Damned, The Bats, Infest, Iceage, Framtid, Merchandise, Grouper, the Rats, Tragedy, Andy Stott, Akitsa, the Marked Men, Terveet Kadet and much much more.  For a complete line up and more info click here and to purchase tickets click here.

 

Set Times Are As Follows:

8 – 8:35 – Call of the Void

8:55 – 9:35 – Inter Arma

9:55 – 10:35 – Howl

10:55 – 11:35 – ASG

11:55 – 12:35 – Royal Thunder

12:55 – 1:35 – Black Tusk

 

For More Info Visit:
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.twitter.com/relapserecords
http://www.youtube.com/relapserecords
http://www.RelapseRecords.tumblr.com
http://www.RelapseRecords.bandcamp.com
http://www.relapsepodcast.com
http://www.instagram.com/relapserecords

 

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ANCIENT VVISDOM Dig Their Own Grave

Dark acoustic rock outfit ANCIENT VVISDOM release their sophomore album Deathlike today on Prosthetic Records. To celebrate, the band has premiered the haunting new music video for their new record’s title track “Deathlike” on AOL’s Noisecreep. “Deathlike,” according to vocalist Nathan Opposition, “is a way of life, an ongoing war in the human mind conquering fear over death. It asks the question each human being must ask themselves – an effort to find life on earth.” The video, which was directed by Sikander Khan, can be viewed now:

The album, recorded in the band’s hometown of Austin, TX and mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz (Jet, The Darkness, …Trail Of Dead) along with partner and Enormous Door Studio founder Jack Control, continues to develop the band’s archaic sound with rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars while utilizing unusual percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes. The album is available in select stores or through one of the sites listed below:

Amazon | http://amzn.to/VGODOq
iTunes | https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/deathlike/id593244312
Local Record Store | http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues
Prothetic Records | http://www.prostheticrecords.com/deathlike

ANCIENT VVISDOM can currently be seen on a national tour in support of Enslaved along with Pallbearer and Royal Thunder and continuing on with Royal Thunder for another two weeks following. Additionally, the band will perform intimate acoustic sets at select local record stores along the way. Full dates can be found below.

ANCIENT VVISDOM Tour Dates:
2/6 Littleton, CO – Angelo’s CD’s (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/9 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10 Portland, OR – Music Millennium (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/10 Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11 Seattle, WA – Silver Platters (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Scrape Records (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
2/23 New Haven,CT – Cafe Nine *
2/25 Burlington, VT – Nectars *
2/26 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *
2/27 Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live *
3/1 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live *
3/2 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
3/3 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival *
3/4 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
3/6 Madison, WI – Frequency *
3/8 Dekalb, IL – House Cafe *
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder
* with Royal Thunder

Acoustic Dark Rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM to Release Deathlike/ Live at Mr Smalls Feb 1st

rom the dark corners of Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Nathan Opposition, his brother Michael Jochum (electric guitar) and acoustic guitarist Justin “Ribs” Mason have been annihilating the underground rock scene under the moniker of ANCIENT VVISDOM. On February 5th, the acoustic dark rockers will release their sophomore album Deathlike, a follow-up to their 2011 critically acclaimed debut A Godlike Inferno. The mesmerizing new collection was recorded at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin and once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz (Jet, The Darkness,…Trail of Dead), along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control. Deathlike is now streaming in full on TERRORIZER.COM.

Honing in on their archaic sound, ANCIENT VVISDOM stays true to their moniker by virtue of Deathlike’s rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars, as if chugging through an apocalyptic world. Their only hope lies in Opposition’s vocals – which, combined with the impassioned acoustic instrumentation, leaves listeners at the edge of their seat as they try to comprehend the depth of his haunting lyrics.

ANCIENT VVISDOM has confirmed a two-week tour alongside Royal Thunder, which will directly follow their trek supporting Enslaved on the upcoming “Winter Rites” tour. Additionally, the band will perform intimate acoustic sets at select local record stores along the way, including a recently confirmed appearance at Vacation Vinyl in Los Angeles. Full dates can be found listed below.

The band was last seen in the U.S. supporting GHOST and has also performed alongside Swans, Wino and Scott Kelly, as well as appearing at SXSW with EyeHateGod and Pentagram. The band has also played such prominent overseas festivals as Roadburn and Inferno and has even performed live on BBC Radio 1.

ANCIENT VVISDOM Tour Dates:
1/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
1/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
2/1 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre #
2/2 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick #
2/3 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
2/4 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
2/6 Littleton, CO – Angelo’s CD’s (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/9 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10 Portland, OR – Music Millennium (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/10 Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11 Seattle, WA – Silver Platters (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Scrape Records (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
2/23 New Haven,CT – Cafe Nine *
2/25 Burlington, VT – Nectars *
2/26 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *
2/27 Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live *
3/1 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live *
3/2 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
3/3 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival *
3/4 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
3/6 Madison, WI – Frequency *
3/8 Dekalb, IL – House Cafe *
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder
* with Royal Thunder