Progressive rockers SOEN are embarking on a European tour this week. They are heralding the trek by releasing a sweeping lyric video for "Kuraman," which lives on their 2014-released album Tellurian, which was released via Spinefarm to near-universal critical praise.
Expire have announced a Canadian leg of their North American headline tour this Spring. These shows will follow Expire's co-headlining U.S. dates with Rotting Out in March, which will span the south, west coast and Midwest regions, including a finishing appearance at the South By So What?! Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas. Starting April 22nd, Expire will canvas a good part of western Canada with Homewrecker and Cross Me in tow.
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of ACT OF DEFIANCE. The band features recent ex-Megadeth members teaming up with current and former members of Shadows Fall and Scar The Martyr.
Acid King premiere the first music to be heard from the forthcoming album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, with the song “Red River” streaming via Decibel Magazine and you can check the track out here.
Long-running Rhode Island noise duo, LIGHTNING BOLT, will kick off a mammoth US tour this Spring. Set to commence on April 15th in Buffalo, the pair will trounce twenty-eight cities on a cross country live takeover, with the final show to take place on May 16th in New York City. LIGHTNING BOLT will be joined by Canadian noise rock unit METZ, as well as New York black metal collective, Liturgy, on select dates.
Karyn Crisis -- best known for her trademark melodic singing and growling roars as the vocalist of CRISIS (1993-2006) and EPHEL DUATH (2011-2014) -- will return with a new project, KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, and consequent album, Salem's Wounds, this Spring.
From the ashes of CAPSULE rises Miami, Florida's WRONG. Comprised of Eric Hernandez on guitars / vocals, brother Brian Hernandez on drums, Andres Ascanio on bass and Ryan Haft on guitars, WRONG debut with an absolutely pummelling four-track EP titled "Stop Giving".
Revered Bay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has announced plans for a spring headlining U.S. tour. The excursion will include support from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs and kicks off on May 1st in Santa Ana and will culminate on June 13th in San Francisco.
Reigning queen of metal, DORO PESCH, is readying to kick off another stretch of US tour dates next week. Slated to embark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3rd, DORO will rumble stages through Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California with the eleven-date run coming to a close at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles. The trek follows DORO's East Coast run last Fall. Support will be provided by Santa Cruz hard rock/heavy metal unit, Archer.
Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT recently announced what will surely be the greatest heavy metal tour of 2015, the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour! The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour will include support from fellow Bay Area-thrashers EXODUS and Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN. As of today, several new dates have been added to the run, including dates in Philadelphia, PA, Cincinnati, OH and more.
This April, Southern Lord will release the complete discography of Philadelphia's iconic hardcore crew, YDI. This double-LP document contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10"x10" full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band's existing recorded era.
The first taste of new music from DEEZ NUTS comes in the form of the "What's Good?" music video, which is live on the Century Media YouTube channel and available to view here.