Holy Grail Planning 2016 Tour With Exmortus, & Spellcaster

Holy Grail are planning a 2016 tour with Exmortus, and Spellcaster. Dates will be revealed soon.

Skeletonwitch Announce No Sleep ‘Til Vancouver Tour

Skeletonwitch have announced a tour consisting of mostly Canadian dates called the No Sleep ‘Til Vancouver Tour. The band’s new EP, “The Apothic Gloom,” will be released on August 19, via Prosthetic.


Tour Dates:

08/02 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
08/03 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
08/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
08/05 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/06 Montreal, QC – Katacombes
08/08 London, ON – Rum Runners
08/09 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
08/11 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
08/13 Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Hotel
08/15 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
08/16 Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room
08/17 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
08/19 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
08/20 Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
08/22 Spokane, WA – The Pin
08/25 Madison, WI – The Frequency
08/26 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
08/27 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Scar Symmetry Planning 2016 North American Tour With Arsis, Shattered Sun, & Painted In Exile

Scar Symmetry are planning a North American headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Arsis, Shattered Sun, and Painted In Exile on this run.

Immortal Finish Writing New Album

Immortal have revealed that they have finished writing their new album. Demonaz will be taking over lead vocals for the effort, which you can read more about below. Interestingly, the statement also mentions Abbath’s solo album, which the band claims is composed of tracks stolen from them.


“IMMORTAL has completed the writing of their ninth full length studio album.

– This will be our darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way our fans know it, with massive majestic riffs, grim frostbitten vocals and tales from our mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playtime than any of our previous albums.

Founding IMMORTAL member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling the vocals.
– The massive fansupport has been very inspiring and we will not let down the fans. The last year we have completed all the new songs and look forward to record our most passionate album in a long time. The songwriting process has been awesome and we are soon ready to start the recordings.

In a time when true and origin Black Metal is nearly dead, the band is in ultimate spirit.
– After the last years incidents it was time to go back to the roots to what this band is really about musically, and also to take the integrity of the band back to where it belongs. Cold, grim uncompromising Blashyrkh metal with a true feeling is what we deliver.

From 2010 until 2014, IMMORTAL wrote all the songs for the successor to “All Shall Fall“, but when ex- member Abbath left the band in 2014, he changed the lyrics, song titles and recorded these songs for his so called “solo album”.
– We had to focus on making a new album nearly from scratch, which is the main reason why things have taken this much time. We are now looking forward to record the new album and present it to all those who have shown their loyalty and support.

IMMORTAL has always been a unique and unstoppable force, and that goes for our fans as well. We will never change our music or attitude.

The album title and song titles will be revealed soon.”

DragonForce To Release “Killer Elite – The Hits, The Highs, The Vids” Greatest Hits In July

DragonForce eill be releasing a new greatest hits album titled “Killer Elite – The Hits, The Highs, The Vids” on July 23. The effort will be available as a 2 CD set, a deluxe edition set with a DVD of promotional videos, and digitally.


Herman Li said the following:

“The aim of this release is to give a strong flavor of everything we’ve recorded so far, and I like to think it shows a lot of diversity. Certainly, we tried to make it as broad-based as possible. Since Marc joined the band [replacing original frontman ZP Theart,] we’ve actually released some of our speediest songs and some our most melodic compositions, too. DragonForce isn’t just about the relentless tempos and the flashy solos; ultimately, it’d the feel of the music that counts…”

Track Listing:

01. “Through The Fire And Flames”
02. “Holding On”
03. “Heroes Of Our Time”
04. “Cry Thunder”
05. “Black Fire” (remastered 2009)
06. “Dawn Over A New World”
07. “Fields Of Despair” (live)
08. “The Game”
09. “Operation Ground And Pound”
10. “Seasons”
11. “Reasons To Live”
12. “Soldiers Of The Wastelands”
13. “Valley Of The Damned” (remastered 2009)
14 – “Fury Of The Storm”
15. “Revolution Deathsquad”
16. “Wings Of Liberty”
17. “My Spirit Will Go On”
18. “Three Hammers” (live)
19. “Sympony Of The Night”
20. “The Last Journey Home”
21. “Starfire” (live)
22. “Heart Of A Dragon” (remastered 2009)

In other news, the band’s new album, which they recorded with producer Jens Bogren, is expected to hit stores in March 2017.

Red Fang Finish New Album/Announce European Tour With Torche

Red Fang have officially completed their new album. With that completed, the band will be heading out on a European tour with Torche. God Damn will also perform on the UK dates.


Tour Dates:

09/26 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
09/27 London, UK – Koko
09/28 Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
09/29 Leeds, UK – Leeds Stylus
09/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 2
10/02 Birmingham, UK – Institute 2
10/03 Glasgow, UK – Garage
10/04 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10/05 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/07 Athens, GRE – Desert Fest
10/09 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
10/10 Munich, GER – Strom
10/11 Vienna, AUT – Szene Wien
10/12 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/13 Cologne, GER – Essingfabrik
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
10/16 Hamburg, GER – Markethalle
10/18 Odense, DEN – Posten
10/19 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/20 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
10/21 Malmo, SWE – KB
10/22 Munster, GER – Skater’s Place
10/23 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
10/24 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg

Ex-Municipal Waste Drummer Brandon Ferrell Passes Away

Brandon Ferrell, who drummed for Municipal Waste from 2002-2004, has tragically passed away. There is no cause of death at this time, but the band posted the following:

Ferrell’s band Obsessor also posted about his death:

“Sadly Brandon has left this world. We are going to leave this page up in his honor. We will post more details when we have permission from his family.”

Of Mice & Men Announce 2016 European Tour

Of Mice & Men have announced a European headlining tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
10/03 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/04 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/05 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/07 London, UK – O2 Forum
10/09 Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall
10/11 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
10/12 Utrecht, NET – Ronda
10/13 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
10/15 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
10/16 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
10/17 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
10/19 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
10/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
10/21 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
10/23 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
10/24 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
10/25 Antwerp, BEL – Trix