Monolord, Elder, Amenra, Etc. Set For 2019 Psycho Smokeout Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Psycho Smokeout festival. The event will take place at Catch One in Los Angeles, CA on April 20 and it will feature the following: Monolord, Elder, Amenra, Belzebong, Dreadnought, UADA, Goya, Electric Citizen, Chrch, Cloak, Here Lies Man, Toke, Rip, Zig Zigs, Haunt, Cloven, Howling Giant, Hellfire, Mick’s Jaguar, and Blackwater Holylight.

[via The PRP]

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Amon Amarth Seek Extras For Upcoming Video Shoot

Amon Amarth are seeking extras for an upcoming music video shoot. The band will be filming in Los Angeles, CA on February 23-24. 10 fans are needed for the first day and 50 fans are needed for the second day. The video is expected to feature the first single from the group’s new album.

Venom Inc. Announce North American Tour With Exmortus, & Homewrecker

Venom Inc. have announced a spring North American tour with Exmortus and Homewrecker. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac
04/25 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/26 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liqour Lounge
04/27 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena (feat. Original Misfits, Fear & Power Trip) (no Exmortus/Homewrecker)
04/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
04/29 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
04/30 Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
05/01 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/02 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
05/03 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/04 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland

Insomnium Recording New Album

Insomnium have officially entered the studio to begin the recording process for their new album. The band are currently tracking drums with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö at SF Studio. After that, they will move to Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka, Finland for further sessions. Once its recorded, Jens Bogren will mix the effort at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

Guitarist Markus Vanhala commented:

“Again when the days grew darker and the nights became colder, our path led into the dark. We checked-in to our traditional forest cabin-hq in the southern Finland for a new material rehearsal camp and (un)reality-check. We came out with 10’ish songs full of that good ol’ Finnish melancholy, sorrow & misery and now it’s time to wrap it all on tape for you peeps to hear ’em. Cannot wait to start the studio process and let the creative processes go up-and-down again!”

Vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen added:

“Exactly so! We have a pile of great songs in our hands and we can’t wait to get these recorded and finished. I would say the album will be the kind of dreary and wistful Insomnium that people probably might expect but we also have a few surprises in store. Lyrically the album will revolve around Finland’s bleakest and most sorrowful tales and songs. So this time we are really going into the blackened heart of Finnish gloom!”

The album is expected to be released thus fall.

While She Sleeps Share Documentary For New Album “So What?”

While She Sleeps have shared a new documentary on their new album “So What?.“ That effort will be released on March 1. The group commented:

“So What? The documentary is out now. We wanted to capture the parts of making a record that are never promoted or talked about. It’s hard to see through the eyes of social media that life happens before music. You get to see the absolute end product of an artists work in one scroll or less these days. We wanted a fly on the wall to capture the inside workings of our band and life as to give you an insight into what really goes into making an album. This is very personal to us so we hope you enjoy it and respect our trust in you by showing you this.”

Whitechapel Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Whitechapel have announced a summer European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “The Valley” (out March 29).

Tour Dates:

06/15 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
06/16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/17 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
06/18 London, UK – Islington Academy
06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Geneva, SWI – Usine
06/25 Kiff, SWI – Aarau
06/26 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
06/28 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/29 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest
06/30 Ferropolis, GER – With Full Force
07/02 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/03 Sofia, BUL – Club Mixtape 5
07/04 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
07/05 Novi Sad, SER – Exit Festival
07/06 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
07/07 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival

Uada Announce North American Tour With Wormwitch & Cloak

Uada have announced a spring headlining tour. Wormwitch and Cloak (select dates) will open.

Tour Dates:

04/05 Kalispell, MT – Old School Records
04/06 Bozeman, MT – Zebra Lounge
04/08 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/09 Milwaukee, WI – Walkers Point Music Hall
04/10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s The Joint
04/11 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
04/12 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
04/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore – Decibel Metal & Beer Fest #
04/15 Rock Island, IL – RIBCO +
04/16 Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
04/17 Denver, CO – Hi Dive +
04/18 Santa Fe, NM – Tumbleroot Brewery + (venue move)
04/19 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red +
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One – Psycho Smokeout Festival **
04/21 Oakland, CA – Elbo Room – Jack London +
04/22 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp +
04/23 Grant’s Pass, OR – Sound Lounge +
04/24 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge +
04/25 Seattle, WA – Highline +
04/26 Vancouver, BC – SBC
04/27 Calgary, AB – The Country Line Saloon
04/28 Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub

# = Uada only
+ = with Cloak
** = No Wormwitch