Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Kamelot, Etc. Set For 2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The event will take place on April 20-21 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, and the daily lineups can be seen below:

April 20: Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Nile, Carnifex, Soulfly, Oceano, Winds Of Plague, Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Rivers Of Nihil, Shadow Of Intent, Archspire, Spite, Great American Ghost, Sanction, Bodysnatcher, I Am, Downswing, Buried Above Ground, and Distinguisher.

April 21: Kamelot, Life Of Agony, Delain, Doyle, Candiria, Powerglove, Battle Beast, War Of Ages, and Dead By Wednesday.


Sleeping Giant Premiere New Song “Preachcore Lives!”

Sleeping Giant have premiered a new song titled “Preachcore Lives!.” This track is from the band’s final album “I Am,” which will be released on January 26, via Facedown Records.

Sleeping Giant Premiere Lyric Video For “Lantern” Feat. Bruce LePage (100 Demons)

Sleeping Giant have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Lantern” feat. Bruce LePage (100 Demons). This track is from the band’s final album “I Am,” which will be released on January 26, via Facedown Records.

Kublai Khan Announce 2018 Tour U.S. Tour With Varials & I Am

Kublai Khan have announced a U.S. tour with Varials and I Am. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House (no Varials)
02/22 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ (no Varials)
02/23 Providence, RI – Alchemy
02/24 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/25 Waterford, NY – Chrome
02/27 Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Space
02/28 Toledo, OH – Frankies
03/01 Kent, OH – The Outpost
03/02 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
03/03 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
03/04 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
03/05 Nashville, TN – The Eng
03/07 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
03/08 Trenton, NJ – Championship

Sleeping Giant Premiere “No Love” Off Final Album “I Am”, Announce Farewell Shows

Sleeping Giant have premiered a new song titled “No Love” feat. Silent Planet‘s Garrett Russell. This track is from the band’s final album “I Am,” which will be released on January 26, via Facedown Records. With this news, the group have also announced a couple of farewell shows:

01/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/17 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

Tommy Green commented on the band’s plans to call it quits:

“For me personally this band has been such an important and special gift for my actual life that I needed to know that I was actually at a point where I could let go and move on. I didn’t want to feel grief like there was something unexpressed unsaid or undone in me. This band has become the public/private journal of my story or my life.

It is one of the most important things I have ever done in my life. It’s crazy, beautiful, hard, awesome, cathartic, creative and mission all at the same time. In regards to this being a thought out deliberate decision to make I AM The final Project, for myself I am at a point where I feel like I have crossed some significant finish lines in my journey and things have come full circle.

A friend told me most people never have a vision for the end, I wanted to make sure we had a vision For the end not just the beginning, so to come To the end, but not just let it fail and fall apart. I wanted to have a vision for the end. I think we are doing that now.

At Facedown Fest 2016 we talked to JD and asked him if he would consider helping us to say goodbye. We wanted to finish where we started and show respect and honor for the label that helped us get our first exposure and created space for us to grow at home in Southern California. Stepping away from Facedown and becoming a traveling band and working with so many others, it became evident that there is something really special about Facedown; honestly this is just such a gift for the FD crew to be willing to take this on as a last project.

Our last show will be 12 years to the date of our first show back home. I couldn’t and wouldn’t have done this, risked speaking and sharing my personal story without all the people that have made this band. Respect for your sacrifices and for your gifts and talents and efforts. You are all a part of Sleeping Giant.”

Kublai Khan To Release New Album “Nomad” In September, Announce Tour With No Zodiac, Left Behind, I Am, & Great American Ghost

Kublai Khan have announced that they will release their new album “Nomad” on September 29, via Rise Records. With this news, the band have also announced dates for an upcoming tour with No Zodiac, Left Behind, I Am, and Great American Ghost.

Tour Dates:

09/04 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/05 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
09/06 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
09/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/08 Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
09/09 Bakersfield, CA – B Ryders
09/10 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
09/12 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
09/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
09/16 Denver, CO – Moon Room
09/17 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
09/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/20 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
09/22 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
09/23 Kent, OH – The Outpost
09/24 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
09/26 Clifton Park, NY – Trick Shot Billiards
09/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
09/28 Freehold, NJ – GameChanger World
09/29 Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
09/30 Gaithersburg, MD – Raw Ink Live
10/01 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
10/03 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/06 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/07 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks

Cattle Decapitation, Eyehategod, Cryptopsy, Etc. Set For 2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest. The event will take place on May 27-28 at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX, and the daily lineups can be seen below:

May 27: Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Exmortus, Warbeast, Lody Kong, Wolvhammer, Turbid North, Anathemic, I Am, Chemicaust, and Black Chamber.

May 28: Eyehategod, Cryptopsy (performing “None So Vile“), Decrepit Birth, Rivers Of Nihil, Thy Antichrist, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Gloom, I Am Destruction, Cesspool Of Corruption, and Ryeden.