Vektor Removed From 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Vektor have been removed from this year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. This news comes after the band were previously dropped from Century Media Records due to the past physical abuse and sexual assault allegations that were leveled against frontman David DiSanto. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 30 – February 3, will sail from Miami, FL to Bimini, Bahamas and it will now feature the following: Abysmal Dawn, Amorphis, Batushka, Cryptosis, Cynic, Decrepit Birth, Destruction, Evergrey, Fallujah, Feuerschwanz, Fractal Universe, Freedom Call, God Dethroned, Insomnium, Iron Savior, Jungle Rot, Kamelot, Keep Of Kalessin, Korpiklaani, Kreator, Mänegarm, Melechesh, Nightmare, Nightwish, Novembre, Obscura, Oceans Of Slumber, Rotting Christ, Sirenia, The Crown, Uli Jon Roth, Visions Of Atlantis, Vreid, and Warbringer.

Nightwish, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Etc. Set For 2023 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 30 – February 3, will sail from Miami, FL to Bimini, Bahamas and it will feature: Nightwish, Kreator, Kamelot, Destruction, Cynic, Amorphis, Uli Jon Roth, Novembre, Rotting Christ, Korpiklaani, Månegarm, Insomnium, Fallujah, Warbringer, Obscura, Oceans Of Slumber, Melechesh, Nightmare, Evergrey, Sirenia, Jungle Rot, Feuerschwanz, Abysmal Dawn, Visions Of Atlantis, Fractal Universe, and Decrepit Birth. Public sales will launch on November 30 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST.

Fallujah, Inferi, & Harbinger To Join Rivers Of Nihil & Allegaeon On European/UK “Faces Of Death” Tour

Fallujah, Inferi, and Harbinger will now be joining Rivers Of Nihil and Allegaeon on the upcoming “Faces Of Death” tour. They will be replacing Archspire, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave, who all dropped off the trek.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
11/12 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
11/13 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/14 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/15 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/16 Prague, CZE – Futurum
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/19 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/20 Dresden, GER – Puschkin
11/21 Berlin, GER – Hole44
11/22 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
11/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
11/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/26 Bristol, UK – Thekla
11/27 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
11/28 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/30 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
12/01 Southampton, UK – The Loft
12/02 Paris, FRA – Backstage By The Mill
12/03 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club
12/04 Dordrecht, NET – Bibelot

Fallujah Premiere New Song “Soulbreaker”

Fallujah have premiered a new song titled “Soulbreaker.“ This track is from the band‘s new album “Empyrean,“ which will be released on September 9. Guitarist Scott Carstairs commented:

“Prepare to have your mind melted by our latest track ‘Soulbreaker‘. This will be our third and final single from our monstrous record ‘Empyrean‘ out on 9/9. ‘Soulbreaker‘ is a psychedelic spiral into depravity, relentlessly beating you down with pissed off riffs and ethereal walls of sonic bliss. Try not to break your neck listening to this one.”

Fallujah Premiere New Song “Embrace Oblivion”

Fallujah have premiered a new song titled “Embrace Oblivion.“ This track features Katie Thompson (Chiasma) and it will appear on the band‘s new album “Empyrean,“ which is set to be released on September 9. Vocalist Kyle Schafer commented:

“‘Embrace Oblivion‘ is about accepting change on a personal level, and trusting in your ability to adapt and grow from events that may seem destructive in the short-term. Sometimes we need to break down our own established structures in order to build something better in their place.”

Fallujah, Psycroptic, Interloper, & Cognitive Announce North American Tour

Fallujah, Psycroptic, Interloper, and Cognitive have announced a fall North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/11 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky-A-Go-Go
09/12 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
09/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
09/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/15 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
09/16 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/17 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/18 Houston, TX – Acadia
09/20 Orlando, FL – The Haven
09/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
09/22 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
09/24 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/26 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/27 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
09/28 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
09/29 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/30 Albany, NY – Empire Underground
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Masonic (Asylum)
10/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/05 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
10/06 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/07 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/8 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/12 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/14 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery District
10/15 Santa Ana, CA – Stages

Fallujah To Release New Album “Empyrean” In September, Premiere “Radiant Ascension” Video

Fallujah have announced that their new album, “Empyrean,” will be released on September 9. The effort features the band’s latest lineup, which now consists of vocalist Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist), bassist Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless), guitarist Scott Carstairs, and drummer Andrew Baird. A video for the first single, “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler), can be found below:

“Empyrean” Track Listing:

01. “The Bitter Taste Of Clarity”
02. “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler)
03. “Embrace Oblivion” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
04. “Into The Eventide” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
05. “Eden’s Lament”
06. “Soulbreaker”
07. “Duality Of Intent” (feat. B>David Wu of Cyborg Octopus)
08. “Mindless Omnipotent Master” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
09. “Celestial Resonance”
10. “Artifacts” (feat. Tori Letzler)

Carstairs commented:

“After such an experimental expression [with ‘Undying Light‘], we sat down to write ‘Empyrean‘ completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. ‘Empyrean‘ is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.

Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade.”

He also added:

“From the beginning of this writing process and until the end, we painstakingly made sure every aspect of this record would blow away our listeners. We meticulously scrutinized every riff and note choice. There has never been this much effort put into a Fallujah record as we did with ‘Empyrean,’ and the result is a truly monstrous record that we believe is the band’s best work by a significant margin. We showed you restraint on the last record. Now, let us show you what happens when we leave it all on the table.”

Fallujah Announce Spring Headlining Shows

Fallujah have booked some headlining shows around their upcoming tour with Rivers Of Nihil, Alluvial, and Warforged. Here’s the dates:

05/04 Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s Music Box
05/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
06/06 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewing
06/07 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
06/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
06/09 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
06/11 Boise, ID – The Shredder
06/12 Reno, NV – Dead Ringer Analog Bar

Rivers Of Nihil Announce Spring U.S. Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, & Warforged

Rivers Of Nihil have announced a spring tour with Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. Hypocrisy, The Zenith Passage, and Burial In The Sky will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
05/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
05/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/13 Nashville, TN – The End
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven
05/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
05/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified
05/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (feat. Hypocrisy)
05/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/22 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/25 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/28 Portland, OR – Star Theater
05/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/01 Denver, CO – Bluebird (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/02 Kansas City, MO – BLVD (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/04 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (feat. Burial In The Sky)