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!”

Dates Officially Revealed For Beyond Creation’s Fall Tour With Fallujah, Arkaik, & Equipoise

Beyond Creation have officially revealed the dates for their fall headlining tour. Fallujah, Arkaik, and Equipoise will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
09/21 Minneapolis, MN – Whisky Junction
09/22 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
09/24 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
09/25 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/27 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/30 Seattle, WA – Club Sur
10/01 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/02 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
10/03 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One – Union
10/04 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/05 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/06 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
10/07 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
10/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/09 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
10/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
10/12 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
10/13 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/15 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10/16 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
10/17 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
10/18 Quebec City, QC – Le D’Auteuil
10/20 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/22 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

Beyond Creation Planning North American Tour With Fallujah, Arkaik, & Equipoise

Beyond Creation have revealed that they are planning to tour North America with Fallujah, Arkaik, and Equipoise this fall. Dates are expected to be announced soon.