Archive for July 10th, 2018

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Currently celebrating their 35th anniversary, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod have announced a release date of September 21st for their new studio album The Wake via Century Media Records worldwide.

The Wake, the successor to 2013’s Target Earth album as well as the 2016 mini-album Post Society, was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada. The album‘s artwork was once again created by Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin and can be seen below.

Guitarist and songwriter Daniel “Chewy“ Mongrain” checked in with the following comment about the upcoming release: “It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we will soon share with you the fruit of 2 years of labour in the form of an intricate, intense and colourful journey with our new album The Wake, expanding the boundaries of Voivod’s multiverse!”

The tracklisting reads as follows:

1. Obsolete Beings
2. The End Of Dormancy
3. Orb Confusion
4. Iconspiracy
5. Spherical Perspective
6. Event Horizon
7. Always Moving
8. Sonic Mycelium

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Features: The first song Eddie Vedder wrote with the band.

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– July 10th, 2018 –

‘The Outer Ones’ now available for pre-order

On September 28th, Revocation will release their new album, The Outer Ones, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of The Outer Ones, a video for the first single, “Of Unworldly Origin” (directed by David Brodsky / www.davidsbrodsky.com), can be viewed at: metalblade.com/revocation – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–transparent blue w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
–purple w/ kelly green splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–transparent grey inside opaque grey vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–opaque cyan / aqua vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent olive green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear w/ red, blue & green splatter (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear water blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent dark green/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The Outer Ones sees Revocation pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.”


The Outer Ones track-listing
1. Of Unworldly Origin
2. That Which Consumes All Things
3. Blood Atonement
4. Fathomless Catacombs
5. The Outer Ones
6. Vanitas
7. Ex Nihilo
8. Luciferous
9. A Starless Darkness

On August 6th, The Outer Ones will be played in advance of release, at an exclusive album listening party (sponsored by Metal Injection) at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY – with Revocation‘s Dave Davidson in attendance! After the record is played in its entirety, fans are welcome to join Davidson for metal karaoke, plus discounted drinks all night long. To RSVP for this event, please email: revocationparty@gmail.com

This September/October, Revocation will head out on the road for their first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support. See below for all dates!


Revocation tour dates
w/ Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja

Sept. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Sept. 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
Sept. 23 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
Sept. 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Sept. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sept. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sept. 30 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria*
Oct. 4 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA – Highline
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Analog
Oct. 7 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Oct. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 13 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck*
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks*
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques*
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
*= No Exhumed

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
https://www.facebook.com/Revocation
https://twitter.com/revocation
https://www.youtube.com/OfficialRevocation

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– July 10th, 2018 –

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched a video for the new single, “Someone Else’s Problem” (directed by Patric Ulleaus / Revolver Films; Evergrey, Amaranthe, Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Arch Enemy), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=QQKHm_l-vcc

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous singles – “Little Men” and “Indulge In Color” – can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/RedemptionOfcl

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Victoriaville, QC based deathcore act OBLITERATE have announced a new round of US tour dates supporting their new album Impending Death this August. The tour, which includes a performance at Michigan Metal Fest alongside Whitechapel and Lorna Shore, will see the band performing throughout much of the Midwest and Texas with support coming from Poolside at the Flamingo.

Dates below:

8/11 Battle Creek, Mi @ Michigan Metal Fest
8/14 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live
8/15 San Antonio, Tx @ Jack’s Patio Bar
8/16 Harlingen, Tx @ The Hop Shop
8/17 Corpus Christi, Tx @ Boozerz
8/19 Houston, Tx @ Acadia
8/20 Ft Worth, Tx @ The Rail Club
8/22 Pekin, Il @ Twisted Spoke Saloon
8/23 Kent, Oh @ The Outpost
8/24 Buffalo, Ny @ Stamps
8/25 NYC, Ny @ Blackthorn 51

Guitarist Marcus Adam commented:

“As some of you may already know on August 11th we are are playing Michigan Metalfest with amazing acts such as Whitechapel and Lorna Shore. Following that we will be doing our second US run of the year with Poolside at the flamingo. We are incredibly stoked to be finally playing ”Impending Death” songs live! Don’t miss out on this!”

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Music News: "As a female guitarist and just a female in general this makes me super disappointed!"

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