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Hamilton, ON’s metalcore act Deathpoint has announced upcoming Ontario and Quebec dates with support from new touring drummer Joey Muha of Threat Signal. “The band is super stoked to have acquired the services of Joey Muha for our upcoming tour. We spoke to Threat Signal and asked Jon if he we could have Joey play with us for these shows and Jon loved the idea of Joey playing with us

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Italy’s READY, SET, FALL! has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The band’s full-length debut, “Memento”, will be released in February 2014.

According to a press release, READY, SET, FALL! “combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability.

“Listening to ‘Memento’, you cannot avoid to think of SOILWORK, IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE or ALL THAT REMAINS. This is exactly what READY, SET, FALL! want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions.”

READY, SET, FALL! was formed in Genoa in 2010. Some of the members have roots within the pop-punk genre (WHERE EVERYTHING IS, THE LAST BANNED) while others paid their dues as part of metalcore and metal acts such as BLOOD, SWEAT AND NO TEARS, ASPASIA and LIVING CORPSE.

A video for the song “Labyrinth”, taken from “Memento”, can be seen below.

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Carcass: legends return

Two big albums from very different ends of the metal spectrum this week – but both are deserving of your attention.

First up comes the much-anticipated new album from British death metal royalty, Carcass! The band’s first album of new material for 17 years (yes, it’s really been that long), Surgical Steel is a stunning, muscular display of fret-tearing musicianship, relentless death metal aggression and irrepressible heavy metal melody. It’s a definite shout for the best extreme metal album of the year, and it underlines exactly why we’ve missed them. Get it now on Nuclear Blast and don’t forget to catch the guys on Defenders of the Faith in November!

Also released this week is the fifth album from Ohio metalcore heavyweights, The Devil Wears Prada. Definitely a band that have got better and better with age, TDWP continue their rich run of form with 8:18; another collection of modern metal anthems destined to have people flipping inanimate objects and pitting their way over barriers across the globe. It’s really bloody good, it’s out now via Roadrunner, and you can also read more about it in our brand new issue! How’s that for a cheap plug?!

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One week before the release of their new album, 8:18, The Devil Wears Prada are streaming the whole sucker for FREE right now. I made it through most of the album, and I gotta say this is exactly what 19-year-old Rob would've loved. It's pure metalcore, or more accurately, metallic hardcore. These guys know what …

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“Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake”, the new video from the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Sempiternal”, which sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Epitaph.

The five-piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded “Sempiternal” over a three-month period with super producer Terry Date (LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE) to add to the all-star production lineup and mix the album.

BRING ME THE HORIZON played a special intimate show in front of around 100 fans on August 22 at The Circle tattoo parlor in London, England for the third and final instalment of Converse‘s “Get Loud” music series.

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“Electronicore” is the latest hipster tag to emerge in the metal world and one of its face bands is Osaka’s CROSSFAITH. Essentially what you’re getting with this digi-bang tribe is a rave-minded interpretation of BLEEDING THROUGH and AUGUST BURNS RED. Formed as a protest against a pop-saturated Japanese music market, CROSSFAITH‘s use of romping synths and grinding electronic filaments amidst hardcore and metalcore methods is not for everyone. However, it’s easy to appreciate the band’s inherent thumb bite despite frequently ringing like a Tekken soundtrack gone metal-mental.

On their third full-length, “Apocalyze”, CROSSFAITH continues to employ the party-down metal tears of their well-received singles “Jagerbomb” and “Monolith” from their 2012 EP, “Zion”. “We Are the Future” bursts as a roaring manifesto about bands trying to break molds, thus allowing “Apocalyze” to bop between mid-tempo hook jams and rhythmic metalcore schemes.

“Hounds of the Apocalypse”, one of the heaviest tracks of the album, alternates between blast beats and varied hardcore stamps with Tamano Terufumi‘s smothering of the final section with IMMORTALS-esque synth frolics. The party-flavored “Eclipse” next comes with a crazily-constructed succession of punishing strikes and pulsing pumps that gives woofing vocalist Koie Kenta a moment to throw out some rare cleans. The proto-punched theme continues into “The Evolution”, a song with the obvious intent of getting CROSSFAITH‘s audience pogoing on the floor.

In direct counter to each other, the groove-oriented “Gala Hala (Burn Down the Floor)” at the midpoint of the album is instantly squashed by the abrasive and noisome “Countdown to Hell”. The latter’s theme about bullying takes a darker path on the following track, “Deathwish”, a slinking bopper that pits a vengeance-minded protagonist on the search for his loved one’s killers. Ikegawa Hiroki‘s bass licks on “Deathwish” are menacing despite the awkwardly up-tempo feel of the track

A brief string intro to the anthemic banger “Counting Stars” makes for a tasteful lead into Tamano Terufumi‘s astral electro fills on the verses and bridges while the song lofts on its choruses. Here, Terufumi‘s synthetic textures serve the song’s drive, along with supplemental vocals from Bianca Roman and mounting guitar fills from Takemura Kuzuki. “Burning White” might’ve become “Apocalyze”‘s hardest hour, but the spanking double hammer from Amano Tatsuya is quickly morphed into a melodic bangfest that’s lavished by a gorgeous guitar solo from Kuzuki.

CROSSFAITH saves their most potent venom for “Only the Wise Can Control Our Eyes”, a song spotlighting the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The moshing verses are brutal, the wrecking breakdowns are smartly executed and still CROSSFAITH engineers a tuneful chorus amidst all of the mayhem. It becomes “Apocalyze”‘s moment of grace as the band seeks to give voice to the citizens impacted by the Level 7 fallout and to hint at a believed governmental cover-up.

While CROSSFAITH may take some listener acclimation with all of their tenacious electronic rakes, “Apocalyze” is nevertheless a creative and energetic album that grows strength with repeated listens. This album will excite metalcore freaks like it’s the dawn of a new era. Like their contemporaries MUCC and DIR EN GREY, this band isn’t afraid to dabble, tinker and stretch boundaries largely borrowed from the western sanction. While BORIS continues to reign over the Japanese metal scene in their own modest way, CROSSFAITH will appeal to a broader audience. For certain, expect to hear these guys jacking up a video game or two in the near future.

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British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON played a special intimate show in front of around 100 fans on August 22 at The Circle tattoo parlor in London, England for the third and final instalment of Converse‘s “Get Loud” music series.

A video interview with the members of BRING ME THE HORIZON about the gig (courtesy of NME TV), as well as fan-filmed performance footage, can be seen below.

BRING ME THE HORIZON‘s fourth album, “Sempiternal”, sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Epitaph.

The five-piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded “Sempiternal” over a three-month period with super producer Terry Date (LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE) to add to the all-star production lineup and mix the album.

Interviews (courtesy of NME TV):

Fan-filmed performance footage:



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Asking Alexandria: The UK’s bright young hopes?

Congrats to the Asking Alexandria guys for landing a top ten album stateside with From Death To Destiny. The UK metalcore heavyweights’ third album landed at a hugely respectable number 6, which ain’t too shabby at all.

The album is out right now via Sumerian, and more importantly, is really bloody good.

From Death To Destiny Track Listing

01. Don’t Pray For Me
02. Killing You
03. The Death Of Me
04. Run Free
05. Break Down The Walls
06. Poison
07. Believe
08. Creature
09. White Line Fever
10. Moving On
11. The Road
12. Until The End (ft. Howard Jones)
13. The Death Of Me (Rock Mix)

Catch the guys on the biggest British rock bill of the year on the following dates with Bullet For My Valentine and Young Guns this December:

1st – Manchester Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
2nd – Glasgow Hydro www.gigsinscotland.com
3rd – Birmingham NIA Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5th – London Wembley Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
6th – Cardiff CIA Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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“Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake”, the new video from the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON, can be seen below.

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Ohio metalcore mavericks Miss May I are about to step back into the studio with legendary producer Terry Date (Pantera, Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones) to record album number four.

“Miss May I has been a wild ride for all of us since the beginning,” says bassist Ryan Neff. “From starting out in a basement in a small Ohio town, listening to our favorite bands, and just trying to play shows, all the way up to now, about to record our fourth full-length album. As a long time fan, I am ecstatic to announce that we will be working with Terry Date on our next record.

“Growing up jamming Deftones, White Zombie, and Pantera, it’s a dream come true to be working with the man who helped capture some of their greatest work. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, we have Colin Richardson in to mix the record who is also a legend in the metal world. So you can all expect some heavy riffage coming your way next year!”

The guys will enter the studio on August 14 to record the opus, which will serve as the follow-up to last year’s excellent At Heart and will land in Spring of next year via Rise.

More of this please, lads:

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