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Swedish symphonic extreme metal band Zornheym is preparing to unleash new album “Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns” this September 15th via Non Serviam Records.

With magnificent visual artistry in the form of cover art by Lordigan Pedro Sena and a concept expanding graphic novel illustrated by Anu Bring, every chapter tells gruesome tales of an asylum for the criminally insane.

The band comments: “This is the first chapter in the history of Zornheym and we are so very proud of the outcome. The performance of everyone involved has been amazing. To use so many real instruments from day one feels like such an accomplishment. This is just the beginning!”

Wing Studio’s sound wizard Sverker Widgren comments: “It was a great pleasure to take part in the journey of the creation of this record. To have Zornheym here in the studio with the ambition to make an album that is so much more than an ordinary metal album made me very excited to produce this recording from day one. Now looking at the final result, the power of Zornheym’s music can’t be denied really.”

1. The Opposed
2. Subjugation of the Cellist
3. A Silent God
4. Prologue to a Hypnosis
5. Trifecta of Horrors
6. …and the Darkness Came Swiftly
7. Whom the Night Brings…
8. Decessit Vita Patris
9. Hestia

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The organizers of the 2017 Desertfest just checked in with this announcement about confirming four more bands:

“Hot on the trails of our last announcement, we’re back already with a quadruple punch of heavy rocking goodness that will get the blood rushing for October to come, for sure!

“We realize that for some of you internet-savvy Festers, the addition of the mighty Kadavar to the DF Antwerp line-up is a known fact already. So how about we turn it up even more, and drop Church of Misery as a headliner as well? And if that’s still not enough, would the announcement of Monolord do the trick?

“Yep, that’s what we thought! So as a cherry on the cake, let’s round it off with the Nottingham supergroup Church of the Cosmic Skull, who dropped one of the more memorable rock albums from last year. More great bands to come in the near future!”

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Metallica will perform tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the first time. Tune in to CBS at 11:35p / 10:35p CST (check local listings) to see the band perform “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award winning band also recently kicked off the “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour in support of that album.

The tour launched last week in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. Below you can find a professionally shot live clip of the band performing “Atlas, Rise!” at the tour opener. Fans can also purchase the live audio recordings from each date on the tour at here.

The “WorldWired” tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run.

Catch these upcoming Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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“Monolith” by Amebix is one of those records that many have heard “of” but have never actually “heard.” Now thirty years old, it’s a record that still remains largely unmasked. Dissonance Productions looks to change that with the North American re-introduction to one of crust punk’s most prolific albums on June 30th.

Scene Point Blank calls it “essential” and The Obelisk refers to it as “legendary and massively influential.” Originally released in 1987, the second album from Amebix is an urgent and ugly album that drew both immediate praise and scorn.

It ultimately would be the last recording by the band for more than 20 years; founder Rob Baron Miller with brother Chris Stig Miller, and Spider splitting up shortly after the album’s release.

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For it’s second year, “Black” – Vancouver’s assembly celebrating everything black metal – is being held at the Rickshaw Theatre on June 10th.

This year’s event will have an art exhibition of black metal culture featuring works from Kevin Eisenlord and lord of logos Christophe Szpajdel. In addition to showcasing black metal art, Szpajdel will be hosting a very special live art performance piece plus will be joined by Youtube sensation Vegan Black Metal Chef for a live cooking segment on stage along with serving a vegan buffet (wrist bands will be sold for the buffet at $10).

There will also be a short documentary showing about Christophe Szpajdel and his work over the years in the black metal community. Closing the night’s festivities will be local black metal band Svneater. Full details are available here.

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Clutch and Fantômas – in a very rare live performance – will join iconic band Tool along with Primus, Melvins, and DJ sets by The Crystal Method at Glen Helen Amphitheater in Southern California on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Clutch is touring in support of the band’s 11th album “Psychic Warfare,” while laying the groundwork for a next studio album release.

The brainchild of Mike Patton, Fantômas is an anti-hero from a series of pre-WWI French crime novels, sometimes dubbed the “lord of terror.” Rounding out the lineup are Buzz Osborne on guitar (Melvins), Trevor Dunn on bass (Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant) ,and Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums. This will mark the band’s first U.S. show since 2008.

Tickets for the show, which is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and Live Nation Los Angeles, are on sale now.

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Long-running underground music zine Aversionline just premiered a new track from the upcoming “Scathed” album by New York solo outfit Gridfailure, which will see release in early June through Darker Days Ahead.

Check out the track “Condescender” below, which Aversionline calls “a six-minute spread of sinister dark ambient swaths, murky melodies, and vengeful vocal textures.”

Unloading ten defeating new anthems for hallucinogenic seppuku, Gridfailure’s “Scathed” sees minister of propaganda David Brenner delivering unpredictable wrath through unhinged power dementia. Paranoia-inducing atmospheres surround punishing vocal torrents, which writhe forth from the rubble of eroded guitars and bass, aneurythmic beats, lunatic keys/synth, theremin, didgeridoo, xylophone, harmonica, and more.

“Scathed” will see free digital download and handmade CDR release through Minneapolis-based Darker Days Ahead on June 2nd.

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Italian alternative metal group Lightyears just inked a deal with Wormholedeath Records for the worldwide release of the “Erase” EP.

“Erase” was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Riccardo Daga at Titans Lab Studio and will be available on June 2nd, 2017 via Wormholdeath/The Orchard through exclusive licensing from TooLoud Records.

An official music video for the “Show Me” track is available below, while the EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. Say It
2. The Story
3. Show Me
4. A Bitter Taste
5. Sticks & Stones Feat. Chuck Ford

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After re-singing with Century Media earlier this month, Lacuna Coil today releases a new official music video for “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You.”

This conceptual video finishes the story previously started in “Blood, Tears, Dust.”

Both songs are taken from Lacuna Coil’s latest album “Delirium,” which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style.

The band hasn’t finished an extensive touring cycle on the album, so be sure to catch Lacuna Coil live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

Lacuna Coil will join Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” tour with Insomnium:

31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

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Norwegian black metal crew Ragnarok just announced the second leg of a European tour that will be taking place this May and focusing on the Eastern part of the continent.

The band will be touring in support of last year’s album “Psychopathology,” released via Agonia Records, together with fellow black metallers Cvinger (Slovenia), Infinityum (France) and Aeternum Vale (Ireland). The 9-date routing will go though five countries.

“Psychopathology tour pt. 2”
19.05: Skullcrusher, Dresden (DE)
20.05: Red & Black, Chorzow (PL)
21.05: Hydrozagadka , Warsaw (PL)
23.05: Blue Hell, Budapest (HU)
24.05: Majestic Music Club, Bratislava (SK)
25.05: Nova Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)
26.05: From Hell, Erfurt (DE)
27.05: Backstage, Munich (DE)
28.05: Blackland, Berlin (DE)

05.08 – Oak Metal Festival (NO)
30.09: Sarpsborg Jern & Metal Festival (NO)

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