Darkest Hour Recruit Fallujah Guitarist Nico Santora For Upcoming Shows

Darkest Hour will be joined by Fallujah guitarist Nico Santora during their upcoming shows. He will be filling the void left by the band’s former guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan, who exited the group last year.

Darkest Hour commented:

“Longtime fan and friend of the band, Nico Santora will be joining us stage left on lead guitar for our shows this fall! Nico comes with a wealth of experience having held it down in bands like Suicidal Tendencies, The Faceless, Lillake and most recently with Fallujah.”

Santora added:

“I have been listening to DH since I started playing guitar, and I remember trying (and failing) to learn their songs when I was 16. The band has my utmost respect for withstanding the test of time and staying active for all these years, and I’m honored to jump into the fold and shred alongside them!”

Tour Dates:

09/22 Washington, DC – DC Brau (with Zealot R.I.P., etc.)
09/26 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Record Store Day

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day has officially been revealed. The event is scheduled to take place across two days, June 12 and July 17, and you can find a list of rock/metal releases below. The full list is also available HERE.

June 12:

  • AC/DC – “Through The Mists Of Time” / “Witch’s Spell” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 5000) (Columbia Records)
  • Alestorm – “Sunset On The Golden Age” (deluxe edition) (2xLP) (limited to 1000) (Napalm Records)
  • Alkaline Trio – “From Here To Infirmary” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Vagrant Records)
  • Anti-Flag – “20/20 Division” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Spinefarm)
  • Avatar – “Hunter Gatherer” (2xLP) (limited to 1200) (eOne Music)
  • Beastie Boys – “Aglio E Olio” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Capitol)
  • Black Sabbath – “Mob Rules” (picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Warner Records)
  • Black Sabbath – “Heaven & Hell” (picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Warner Records)
  • Def Leppard – “Live In Oxford” (2xLP) (limited to 4000) (Island/Mercury)
  • Deftones – “Digital Bath” (Telefon Tel Aviv version) / “Feiticeira” (Arca remix) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 8500) (Warner)
  • The Doors – “Morrison Hotel Sessions” (2xLP) (limited to 7500) (Elektra)
  • Electric Wizard – “Time To Die” (2xLP) (limited to 3000) (Spinefarm)
  • Escape The Fate – “Chemical Warfare: B-Sides” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Better Noise Music)
  • Gruntruck – “Push” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Real Gone Music)
  • The Hu – “Sad But True” (Metallica cover) & “Wolf Totem” (7″ picture disc) (limited to 2200) (Better Noise Music)
  • Ihsahn – “After” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Integrity – “Cradle To The Grave” (7″) (limited to 700) (Organized Crime)
  • King’s X – “Tape Head” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • King’s X – “Please Come Here… Mr. Bulbous” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • L7 – “The Beauty Process” (25th Anniversary Triple Platinum Edition) (limited to 2300) (Real Gone Music)
  • Lamb Of God – “As The Palaces Burn” (vinyl) (limited to 3500) (Craft Recordings)
  • Mark Lanegan – “Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras And Oddities)” (vinyl) (limited to 3500) (Beggars Banquet)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (2xLP) (limited to 8500) (Warner)
  • Mötley Crüe – “40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set” (feat. “Too Fast For Love“, “Shout At The Devil“, “Theatre Of Pain“, “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood“) (limited to 1750) (Better Noise Music)
  • Motörhead – “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (10″ picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Sanctuary Records)
  • Mudhoney/Meat Puppets – “Warning / One Of These Days” (7″) (limited to 2500) (Sub Pop)
  • Negative Approach – “Tied Down Demo” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (TAANG!)
  • Opeth – “Morningrise” (2xLP) (limited to 3500) (Spinefarm)
  • Orange Goblin – “Eulogy For The Damned” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Pepper – “In With The Gold” (vinyl) (limited to 2100) (Volcom Entertainment)
  • Rage Against The Machine – “The Battle Of Mexico City” (2xLP) (limited to 12350) (Legacy)
  • Joey Ramone – “Don’t Worry About Me” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (BMG)
  • Michael Schenker Group – “Live In Manchester 1980” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Chrysalis Records)
  • Senses Fail – “Let It Enfold You” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Vagrant Records)
  • Sigh – “Heir To Despair” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Sleeping With Sirens – “How It Feels To Be Lost (deluxe edition) (2xLP) (limited to 1800) (Sumerian Records)
  • Stryper – “God Damn Evil” (vinyl) (limited to 1200) (Frontier Records)
  • The Sword – “Age Of Winters (15th Anniversary Edition)” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Kemado Records)
  • Thrice – “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere” (vinyl) (limited to 3000)(Vagrant Records)
  • UFO – “Mother Mary/This Kid’s” (10″) (limited to 2500) (Chrysalis Records)
  • Uriah Heep – “The Magician’s Birthday” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Sanctuary Records)
  • Triumph – “Allied Forces (40th Anniversary)” (vinyl box set) (limited to 1200) (Round Hill Records)
  • VAST – “Music For People” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Real Gone Music)

July 17:

  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3xLP) (limited to 2000) (New West Records)
  • Amigo The Devil – “Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Liars Club)
  • Bad Omens – “Live + Unplugged” (2xLP) (limited to 1000) (Sumerian Records)
  • Bush – “Sea Of Memories” (10th Anniversary) (2xLP) (limited to 1800) (eOne Music)
  • Cro-Mags – “The Age Of Quarrel” (vinyl) (limited to 3600) (Rock Hotel/Astor Place)
  • Dio – “God Hates Heavy Metal” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 3500) (BMG)
  • Evanescence – “The Open Door” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Craft Recordings)
  • Fallujah – “The Harvest Wombs” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (Unique Leader)
  • Fear – “The Record” (LP/7″) (limited to 3500) (Run Out Groove)
  • From First To Last – “Dear Diary, My
  • Teenage Angst Has A Body Count” (original mix) (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Epitaph)
  • God Forbid – “Determination” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (M-Theory Audio)
  • Green Jellÿ – “333” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Say-10 Records)
  • Sammy Hagar & The Circle – “Heavy Metal (Live)” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2000) (BMG)
  • Hawkwind – “Greasy Truckers Party” (2xLP) (limited to 4500) (Parlophone)
  • (hed)p.e. – “Best Of Suburban Noize Years” (vinyl) (limited to 750) (Regime Music Group/Suburban Noize Records)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of” (eOne Music) (2xLP) (limited to 2000) (eOne Music)
  • King’s X – “Manic Moonlight” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • Mastodon – “Fallen Torches” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 6500) (Warner)
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive” (12″ vinyl) (limited to 18500) (Legacy)
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive” (cassette (limited to 6300) (Legacy)
  • Ramones – “Triple J Live At The Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney Australia, July 8, 1980” (vinyl) (limited to 6000) (Sire)
  • St. Vincent – “Piggy” (Nine Inch Nails cover) / “Sad But True” (Metallica cover) (7″) (limited to 3200) (Loma Vista Recordings)
  • Soen – “The Undiscovered Lotus” (vinyl) (limited to 1200) (Silver Lining Music)
  • Tad – “Inhaler” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Real Gone Music)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (LMLR)

[via The PRP]

The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Etc. Members To Guest On New Abiotic Album “Ikigai”

Abiotic have revealed the details for their new album “Ikigai.“ The effort will be released on February 12 and it will feature guest appearances from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Entheos, and more.

“Ikigai” Track Listing:

01. “Natsukashii”
02. “Ikigai”
03. “Covered The Cold Earth”
04. “Smoldered” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
05. “The Wrath”
06. “If I Do Die” (feat. Brandon Ellis of The Black Dahlia Murder)
07. “Souvenir Of Skin” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
08. “Her Opus Mangled” (feat. Jared Smith of Archspire)
09. “Horadric Cube” (feat. Scott Carstairs of Fallujah)
10. “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” (feat. Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist))
11. “Gyokusai“

Abiotic guitarist John Matos commented:

“Our intention behind ‘Ikigai‘ was to come back with a vengeance. As it has been over 5 years since our last release, we wanted to put together the most cohesive, diverse, deep, and brain shattering record we possibly could and I feel like we’ve achieved that and more with this album.

Having written this over the course of the last couple of years and finishing this record during a pandemic, the feelings we sought to bring out with this record; pain, grief, desperation, and perseverance are palpable in every note, every chord, and every word, with lyrics touching on topics of suicide, depression, addiction, climate change and the struggle of finding our reason for being.

We wanted to make this record real and relatable in every sense. This album is without a doubt the best material we’ve ever put together, with brand new elements, and a production/mix that has taken our sound to new heights.

The addition of Tony Simone and Kilian Duarte solidified this. We decided to include a variety of guests that we’ve always wanted to collaborate with, like Trevor Strnad, Chaney Crabb, Brandon Ellis, Scott Carstairs, Jared Smith, and Jonathan Carpenter, and are beyond excited for everyone to hear them.

We really wanted to push the boundaries of what fans expect from us while giving them the signature sound we’ve honed in that they’ve come to love. Personally, ‘Ikigai‘ is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, especially after not knowing if the band was ever going to come back. But we’re back. And we’re here to stay.”

Fallujah Tease New Music

Fallujah recently revealed that they were working on a new album and now they have shared a teaser from the sessions. You can check that out below:

Allegaeon Postpone Spring Tour With Fallujah, Entheos, & Etherius

Allegaeon have postponed their spring tour with Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“In light of recent announcements made by the CDC, we are left with no other choice but to postpone The Terrestrial Takeover Tour. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us and our friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. We are actively working on ways to fill the void left behind by this postponement and will update everyone as soon as we can organize an event that our fans & friends can take part in from a safer space. Take care of yourselves and stay tuned.”

Allegaeon Announce Spring Tour With Fallujah, Entheos, & Etherius

Allegaeon have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
04/10 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
04/11 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
04/12 Chicago, IL – Reggies
04/13 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
04/14 Lakewood, OH – Phanyasy Concert Club
04/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
04/16 Providence, RI – Alchemy
04/17 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
04/18 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
04/19 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
04/21 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcasts West
04/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/24 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/25 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
04/26 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
04/27 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
04/28 Portland, OR – Star Lounge
04/29 Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Muldrotha Recruit New Vocalist Alex Hofmann (Ex-Fallujah), Premiere New Song “Lungs Of The Mother”

Muldrotha, the band featuring Fallujah drummer Andrew Baird, The Zenith Passage guitarist Rob Maramonte, and Decrepit Birth bassist Sean Martinez, have recruited Alex Hofmann (ex-Fallujah) as their new vocalist. With this news, the group have also premiered a new song titled “Lungs Of The Mother.“ Hofmann commented:

“It had been over two and a half years since I’d been anywhere near a microphone when I got a text from Rob asking if i’d like to get back in the game. Getting into the studio and working with with Cody Fuentes at Rapture Recordings reminded me how much I still love singing death metal and how much fun I have doing it with friends Rob, Sean, and Andrew. ‘Lungs of the Mother’ is stripped down, focused, and relentless; a song channeling the rage over our impassivity, as mother earth is murdered in front of us.”

[via MetalSucks]

Darkest Hour Announce European/UK Tour With Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misère, & Lowest Creature

Darkest Hour will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on a European/UK tour next year. Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misère, and Lowest Creature will open.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
01/18 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
01/19 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
01/20 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
01/21 London, UK – Underworld
01/22 Den Bosch, NET – Willem Twee
01/23 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
01/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo
01/25 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
01/26 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagdka
01/27 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/28 Prague, CZE – Futurm
01/29 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
01/30 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/31 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/01 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Darkest Hour commented:

“It is with extreme excitement that we announce what we hope to be one of many tour’s next year celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Over these past 25 years we have toured with both new and established bands and have always worked hard to make our tour packages diverse and interesting.

This tour is in keeping with that tradition!

Fallujah is ripping progressive death metal who have had our attention for a while, can’t wait to see these riffs live!

Bloodlet is a very special band to us. One of the our early influences, it is EASY to say we would not be a band (or at least not the same band) without their influence. We grew up going to their shows and it’s a joy to be able to share the stage with them!

Une Misère, we got to see them play this summer and were impressed, Insanely heavy, Icelandic mosh of the highest form!

Lowest Creature is a killer blend of classic metal elements we all love translated with a new and distinctly Swedish twist!

Oh and you know we will have a few surprises planned for this special 25th anniversary set!

See you in the Pit!”