Shadows Fall, Anthrax, Death Ray Vision, Etc. Members Join Forces In Living Wreckage

Jeff Gard (Death Ray Vision), Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Matt LeBreton (Downpour), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance), and Jon Morency (Let Us Prey) have joined forces in a new band called Living Wreckage. The group’s debut album is expected to be released later this year. Donais had the following to say about the project:

“I have been wanting to do a band of this style for a long time. Good ol’ hard rock / metal that fits somewhere between Skid Row and Pantera. I was lucky enough to find the perfect guys for this and it’s great to be playing original music again with my Shadows Fall bandmate Matt Bachand. I can’t wait to share some music with everyone!”

Downpour (Shadows Fall, Etc.) To Release Debut Album In September, Stream New Song “Truth In Suffering”

Downpour (Shadows Fall, ex-Unearth, etc.) have announced that they will be releasing their self-titled debut album on September 7. The effort can be pre-ordered via PledgeMusic and a new song titled “Truth In Suffering” can be streamed below:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Etc.) Comments On As I Lay Dying’s Controversial Return

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Downpour, & Hell Night) is one of the few members of the metal community to comment on the controversial return of Tim Lambesis and As I Lay Dying. Lambesis infamously tried to hire a hitman to murder his wife back in 2013 and was released from prison in 2016. Fair said the following:

“When I first heard of Tim‘s arrest I was shocked and disgusted to see someone I knew well, who built his following based on faith and righteousness commit such a heinous act directed at his family. I wrote “Serpent’s Tongue” by Downpour in response.”

“Their current revival has been tough to digest. I do believe in second chances but that doesn’t guarantee forgiveness or redemption. Those have to be earned with deeds and not words. I guess time will tell.”

“As far as the other members are concerned, I consider them friends and have to believe they see a change in Tim. I remain skeptical but will reserve judgement as this plays out.”

[via The PRP]

Downpour (Shadows Fall, Ex-Unearth) Announce Debut Album

Downpour, the band featuring Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair, ex-Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill, guitarist Matt LeBreton and bassist Pete Gelles, have launched a PledgeMusic pre-order for their debut album. The effort was reportedly recorded in 2015, but they have been waiting for the right time to release it. If you missed it, you can check out their previously released song “Without The Fear” below:

Cavalera Conspiracy, Jasta Etc. Added To 2015 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The fourth batch of bands have been revealed for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17th-19th. The newly announced acts include:

Cavalera Conspiracy, Corrosion Of Conformity, Jasta, Incantation, Shattered Sun, Vanna, Nasty, Gift Giver and Unity

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The previously announced acts include:

Motionless In White, Between The Buried And Me, Overcast, The Banner, Black Mask, Homewrecker, Downpour, No Zodiac, Testament, Exodus Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary, Wisdom In Chains, For Today The Color Morale, My Ticket Home, The Red Chord, The Atlas Moth, Phinehas, Code Orange, Discourse, Suburban Scum, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, The Agonist, Disgrace, God’s Hate, Thy Will Be Done, No Zodiac, Extinction AD, Vice, Absolute Suffering, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Rotting Out, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Rude Awakening, World of Pain, Shark Ethic, Ghost x Ship, Living Laser, Oath Fit For An Autopsy, Boris The Blade, On Broken Wings, Vital Remains, The Plot In You, I Declare War, Lionheart and These Streets

Fit For An Autopsy, On Broken Wings Etc. Added To 2015 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The third batch of bands have been revealed for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17th-19th. The newly announced acts include:

Fit For An Autopsy, Boris The Blade, On Broken Wings, Vital Remains, The Plot In You, I Declare War, Lionheart and These Streets

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The previously announced acts include:

Motionless In White, Between The Buried And Me, Overcast, The Banner, Black Mask, Homewrecker, Downpour, No Zodiac, Testament, Exodus Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary, Wisdom In Chains, For Today The Color Morale, My Ticket Home, The Red Chord, The Atlas Moth, Phinehas, Code Orange, Discourse, Suburban Scum, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, The Agonist, Disgrace, God’s Hate, Thy Will Be Done, No Zodiac, Extinction AD, Vice, Absolute Suffering, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Rotting Out, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Rude Awakening, World of Pain, Shark Ethic, Ghost x Ship, Living Laser, and Oath

The Agonist, The Red Chord, Code Orange Etc. Added To 2015 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The second batch of bands have been revealed for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17th-19th. The newly announced acts include:

The Red Chord, The Atlas Moth, Phinehas, Code Orange, Discourse, Suburban Scum, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, The Agonist, Disgrace, God’s Hate, Thy Will Be Done, No Zodiac, Extinction AD, Vice, Absolute Suffering, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Rotting Out, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Rude Awakening, World of Pain, Shark Ethic, Ghost x Ship, Living Laser, and Oath

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The previously announced acts include:

Motionless In White, Between The Buried And Me, Overcast, The Banner, Black Mask, Homewrecker, Downpour, No Zodiac, Testament, Exodus Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary, Wisdom In Chains, For Today The Color Morale, and My Ticket Home.

Motionless In White Announced As Third New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Headliner

Motionless In White have been revealed as the third headliner for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The festival, which will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17th-19th, will also include:

Between The Buried And Me, Overcast, The Banner, Black Mask, Homewrecker, Downpour, No Zodiac, Testament, Exodus Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary, Wisdom In Chains, For Today The Color Morale, and My Ticket Home.

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First Set Of Bands Revealed For New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The first batch of bands have been revealed for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA from April 17th-19th and will include:

Between The Buried And Me, Overcast, The Banner, Black Mask, Homewrecker, Downpour, No Zodiac, Testament, Exodus Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary, Wisdom In Chains, For Today The Color Morale, and My Ticket Home. A third headliner will also be announced December 11.

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