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Bury Tomorrow [Photo Credit: Tom Barnes]

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about metalcore again right now, and few have managed to revive its most basic and shameless formula in such emphatic, well-executed fashion as Bury Tomorrow. The South Coast crew released a hum-dinger of an album with last year’s chorus-stacked The Union Of Crowns, but amazingly, this week sees their first proper headline trek in honour of that album.

They’ve been racking up support slots, festival sets and overseas tours aplenty over the past 18 months, but fans will finally get the chance to get the full BT experience shoved in their faces during this particular tour, with all dates either sold out or perilously close to doing so.

This will be your final chance to catch the lads before they fully throw themselves into recording album number three, so if you’re able to snag a ticket, grab one, have a big old mosh and a singalong and help celebrate the rise of one of the UK’s most promising young acts.

Catch them on the dates below:

Sep 26 Southampton Mo Club
Sep 27 Bristol The Fleece
Sep 28 Birmingham O2 Academy2
Sep 29 Manchester Academy 3
Sep 30 Newcastle O2 Academy2
Oct 1 Glasgow Garage
Oct 2 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Oct 3 Norwich Waterfront
Oct 4 London O2 Academy Islington

The Union Of Crowns is out now via Nuclear Blast

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The official lyric video for the song “Industry” from Kansas City’s deathcore/electronica band THE BROWNING can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Hypernova”, which is due to be released on October 1 in the USA via Century Media/Earache, and on October 7 in Europe through Earache. The CD was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM).

Comments THE BROWNING frontman Jonny McBee: “It has been a crazy two years for THE BROWNING. We have done crazy tours all over the world and I am so proud of everything we have accomplished! But our new album, ‘Hypernova’, is my proudest thing to be a part of in my life. I can’t wait for the world to hear how far we have pushed electronics in metal with ‘Hypernova’!”

THE BROWNING has just kicked off a headlining U.S. tour. The seven-week trek features support from THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, HONOUR CREST, TEAR OUT THE HEART and MYKA RELOCATE.

THE BROWNING is:

Jonny McBee – Vocals/Electronics
Collin Woroniak – Guitar
Drew Ellis – Bass
Cody Stewart – Drums

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Sad faces around the Metal Hammer office today as it’s been revealed that mecha-talented guitarist Ol Drake has left Evile!

“It’s been half my life (15 years) since I started jamming in a room with three other guys, in a group in which I didn’t know would grow to be Evile, go through what Evile has gone through and achieve what Evile has so far achieved,” says the man himself in a statement. “Since 1999, I’ve put 100% of my time and life into the band we formed, while us all had/have to sacrifice a lot financially and personally along the way. I’ve had some of the best times of my life in the past 15 years and met some amazing and fascinating people. I’ve had the huge honour to play a part in so many things I’d never have dreamed of: paying tribute to Dimebag [Pantera] by covering Cemetery Gates in Metal Hammer; supporting Megadeth, Exodus and many bands I grew up listening to; playing and recording with Destruction; touring/seeing places in the world I’d never have got to see otherwise and many more.

“Over the past year, I’ve, unfortunately, found myself becoming more and more detached from the touring/band lifestyle. In my opinion, the music business for a band of our genre and ‘level’ determines a very unrealistic way of life to me, and I personally find it difficult to make a living and have a ‘normal’ life. This is not a plea for sympathy, I’m simply being honest. I’ve reached a point where I want a family/kids, a house, a steady and definite income and everything in between, and in regard to my personal preferences, a touring band’s income and uncertainties, in the state that I feel they would continue to be in, has become incompatible with how I feel and what I want/need.

Evile: Flying the thrash flag

“There is no animosity between the rest of the band and I. This is purely a personal and financial decision I’ve been mulling over for a while and I wish them all the best for the future. I am not unappreciative of the position Evile has in the music world; I know a lot of people would love to be where Evile are. I want to thank each and every person who supports the band, and I want to extend a special thanks to Digby and the Earache Records crew. Huge apologies to anyone this disappoints, but I have to do what makes sense to me. I am not quitting writing or playing; I do plan on continuing to record and write my own music (solo project, general composing/recording etc), I just won’t be touring etc. I’ll still be playing the two upcoming festival shows Evile have.

“You can keep up to date with what I’ll be doing on my Twitter or on Facebook. A big thank you to everyone!”

Evile remain with Ol’s brother Matt, bassist Joel Graham and drummer Ben Carter.

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Guitarist Ol Drake has announced his departure from British thrashers EVILE.

His official statement on the matter reads as follows:

“It’s been half my life (15 years) since I started jamming in a room with three other guys, in a group in which I didn’t know would grow to be EVILE, go through what EVILE has gone through and achieve what EVILE has so far achieved.

“Since 1999, I’ve put 100% of my time and life into the band we formed, while us all had/have to sacrifice a lot financially and personally along the way.

“I’ve had some of the best times of my life in the past 15 years and met some amazing and fascinating people. I’ve had the huge honour to play a part in so many things I’d never have dreamed of: paying tribute to Dimebag [PANTERA] by covering ‘Cemetery Gates’ in Metal Hammer; supporting MEGADETH, EXODUS and many bands I grew up listening to; playing and recording with DESTRUCTION; touring/seeing places in the world I’d never have got to see otherwise and many more.

“Over the past year, I’ve, unfortunately, found myself becoming more and more detached from the touring/band lifestyle.

“In my opinion, the music business for a band of our genre and ‘level’ determines a very unrealistic way of life to me, and I personally find it difficult to make a living and have a ‘normal’ life.

“This is not a plea for sympathy, I’m simply being honest.

“I’ve reached a point where I want a family/kids, a house, a steady and definite income and everything in between, and in regard to my personal preferences, a touring band’s income and uncertainties, in the state that I feel they would continue to be in, has become incompatible with how I feel and what I want/need.

“There is no animosity between the rest of the band and I. This is purely a personal and financial decision I’ve been mulling over for a while and I wish them all the best for the future.

“I am not unappreciative of the position EVILE has in the music world; I know a lot of people would love to be where EVILE are.

“I want to thank each and every person who supports the band, and I want to extend a special thanks to Digby and the Earache Records crew.

“Huge apologies to anyone this disappoints, but I have to do what makes sense to me.

“I am not quitting writing or playing; I do plan on continuing to record and write my own music (solo project, general composing/recording etc), I just won’t be touring etc.

“I’ll still be playing the two upcoming festival shows EVILE have.

“You can keep up to date with what I’ll be doing on my Twitter or on Facebook.

“A big thank you to everyone!

EVILE released its fourth album, “Skull”, on May 27 in Europe on Earache Records and in North America via Century Media/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Five Serpent’s Teeth” was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. I’m pretty damn far from being a professional booker/promoter and I’ve never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that Opeth has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I’m very excited.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I’m going to be like a kid at Xmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously Opeth will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn’t get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. I’m pretty damn far from being a professional booker/promoter and I’ve never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that Opeth has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I’m very excited.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I’m going to be like a kid at Xmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously Opeth will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn’t get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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Despotz Records has announced the signing of Swedish progressive/power metal veterans TAD MOROSE.

After a 10-year hiatus, TAD MOROSE will release its seventh album, “Revenant”, this November. The CD is being recorded at Claustrophobic Studio in Gävle, Sweden.

TAD MOROSE is a band that I’ve followed since my teenage days,” said Despotz founder Ömer Akay. “They have their unique sound of melodic power metal and a touch of prog metal.

“After a decade of silence, it will be an honour to put TAD MOROSE back on the map again!”

Added TAD MOROSE guitarist Christer “Krunt” Anderson: “It was through our new management, Lena Graaf at GMR Music Group, that we came in contact with Despotz Records. They seem to be a hard-working and innovative record label, so to sign with them feels very good. It will be very exciting to work with them and we look forward to the release of our seventh album, ‘Revenant’, in November.”

TAD MOROSE debuted back in 1993 with the album “Leaving The Past Alive” and has since released five LPs and toured all around the world.

TAD MOROSE in August 2008 announced the addition of singer Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK) and bassist Tommi Karppanen (ex-MORGANA LEFAY) to the group’s ranks.

TAD MOROSE is:

Guitar: Christer “Krunt” Andersson
Drums: Peter Morén
Bass: Tommi Karppanen
Vocals: Ronny Hemlin
Guitar: Kenneth Jonsson

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Scotland’s Rise With Honour has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day: “Hey folks, “A bit of sad news coming your way, after much problems with members leaving at the beginning of the year, we’ve all kinda lost out way in terms of what direction we want this band to go in, thus being said, we have decided to call it a day under the Rise With Honour name! “We can’t even begin to tell you how thankful we are to each and every one of you that ever came to a show, chatted to us on the street or privately messaged us, we have enjoyed every minute of this band, we are somewhat sad that this can’t continue but a small time local band that has supported the likes of Bleed from Within & Broadway, not to mention also the 40000+ views we have on our music video for Sinking Ships, we personally never expected any of this, not a milestone by any means but quite an achievement nonetheless “Can’t even begin who to thank, you know who you all are, Nick Scholey, the guys in Brace, Dividing The Silence, Akord anyone who has ever put us on a show, Mackie Bros, the list is honestly endless! “Our last show under the RWH name will be Wake The Deen, so hopefully you will all come down and let’s make it one hell of a sendoff! We will confirm what day and time we are on soon as its not been revealed yet, but lets go crazy and smash this show! “The only bit of good news for you is that something else is being set up which we are taking what we had with RWH and re-vamping it on a bigger/better scale, this obviously also will involve a name change too as we feel trying to start fresh under the same name just wouldn’t work, that’s all we will say about that for the meantime. “Lastly, we want to thank everyone that came to a show and cheered us on, it’s a great feeling and long may it continue in due course, we can’t thank you enough, you’re all awesome. “If you have read all of this then thank you, make sure you head to Wake the Deen and catch us for one last time under the Rise With Honour brand and we will see you very soon with our new project! Hope you’re all excited for it as much as we are!”

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…plus got James to make this:

Yeah, it’s Friday. Anyway, check out the RIDICULOUS Sharknado trailer and have a smash through our beasty playlist below:

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Djenty whatever-genre-they-are groovemeisters Monuments have announced Christ Barretto (ex-Periphery) as their new singer. Hooray and such! So according to Chris himself: Greetings everyone! It's an honour to be joining the Monuments team and Century Media family. I have a great love for the music that these guys create and I'm very much looking forward to being …

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