Some of hardcore's heaviest hitters are teaming up for the Life & Death tour this summer. Headlined by New York's Backtrack, support bands include Harm's Way, Expire, Suburban Scum, Downpresser and Iron Mind who are all on the entirety of this U.S. tour.
In conjunction with their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, self-proclaimed "filthy black metal" quartet MUTILATION RITES will embark on a brief east coast/midwest tour supporting Black Breath in late May. Dates can be found below. A more extensive tour announcement will follow in the coming weeks.
Technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE (Tobi Morelli - Guitar; Spencer Prewett - Drums; Dean Lamb - Guitar; Jaron Evil - Bass & Vocals; Oli Peters - Vocals) are streaming their forthcoming new album, 'The Lucid Collective' right here! The album will be released on April 29 in North America (April 25 worldwide). Pre-orders are available here.
Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard have completed work on their new studio album, title to be confirmed; the album will be the band's first release through Spinefarm Records.
NY's Abject! broke up right after releasing a really solid album, and we're streaming it now! “For me, ABJECT! was like a trip to Vegas with the boys where everything broke right,” said vocalist Jamie “Hamma.” “As far as I'm concerned, we won big and we were playing with house money – one of those unforgettable trips where everything worked out. Hell, we even got arrested and locked up together and turned it into a big plus! Like all vacations, the time came to go home. We were way ahead and I would've liked to see how much further we could've gone, but it was time to go home; jobs, wives, etc. were waiting. The flight home wasn't comfortable, but that can't take away from an unforgettable run full of great memories.
NYC hardcore/metal/jazz fusion juggernauts Candiria have returned from their lengthy hiatus with the unleashing of the brand new track "Invaders".
R.A. is a straightforward, no-frills hardcore band from Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. They formed in the summer of 2011 and released a demo on Arrest Records, followed by The Awakening EP and a split 12" with Death Threat, both on local hardcore label Triple B Records.
Ear One Productions confirms the upcoming release of Looking Back To The Way Things Were: Voice Of Reason 1995 - 2001, the entire discography from influential turn-of-the-century hardcore act, VOICE OF REASON, clocking in with seventy-two minutes of positive, West Coast-influenced youth crew songs, including demos, compilation and unreleased tracks, and their full-length album.
Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.
Technical death metal masters, ORIGIN, have inked a European record deal with Agonia Records. Band's new album - the follow-up to 2011's "Entity" - is entitled "Omnipresent" and will be made available this Summer. Cover artwork, track-list and other vital details will be revealed shortly.
NYHC legends Madball details their upcoming full length Hardcore Lives,
LA's recently reformed rock band Failure have announced additional dates to extend their upcoming headlining tour.
NC metalcore act Between the Buried and Me announce a series of tour dates preceding their previously announced stint with Meshuggah.