Svalbard Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Svalbard have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Vocalist/guitarist Serena Cherry commented:

“I have many fond memories of visiting my local record shop and buying anything that had the Nuclear Blast logo stamped on it. You always knew you were in for a tasty metal treat with a Nuclear Blast band! Most days I have to pinch myself that we have now joined Nuclear Blast, it is a real dream come true for me to work with this amazing label.”

Guitarist/vocalist Liam Phelan added:

“I’m absolutely thrilled that we have been welcomed into the Nuclear Blast family with open arms and cannot wait to work with this iconic label.”

Human Impact Cancel Remaining European Dates Due To “COVID Outbreak”

Human Impact (ex-Unsane, etc.) have cancelled their remaining European dates due to a “COVID outbreak.” The band issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately we have a Covid outbreak in the Human Impact camp. After a long discussion, we have made what we feel is the right decision, and it is with heavy hearts that we’re forced to cancel the rest of the tour. We’re quarantining in France until we get healthy and head back home. We’re hoping to make a return to Europe very soon, and thank all of you for your support.”

Brutus Premiere New Song “Dust”, Announce UK Tour

Brutus have premiered a new song titled “Dust.” You can check that out below:

The group commented:

“‘Dust‘ was born out of the frustration of having friends with demands and expectations that were way too high. It’s a song about being at breaking point; pissed off about everything and everyone. ‘Dust‘ is honest, direct and unfiltered. It’s a very special and personal song for us, which is why we wanted this to be the first new song for people to hear.”

In other news, the band have also announced a November UK tour. Here’s their current schedule:

11/16 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/18 Glasgow, UK – Audio
11/19 Leeds, UK – Lending Room
11/21 Brighton, UK – Patterns
11/22 London, UK – the Garage
02/03 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique

Exhumed Relaunch “Abort The Court” Shirt To Continue Raising Money For Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project

In response to the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Exhumed have decided to relaunch their “Abort The Court” shirt to continue raising money for the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP). The original run of shirts previously raised $3,000 for that organization. You can get one for yourself HERE. The band issued the following statement:

“You axed for it, here it is. Our ‘Abort the Court’ fundraiser shirt is back – all profits donated to wrrap.org a a non-partisan, nonprofit organization assisting women who are financially unable to pay for safe, legal abortions or emergency contraceptives. This is a PRE-ORDER, shirts will ship August 15 since Matt’s leaving for tour in 3 days. If you already got one of these, first off THANK YOU. Please share or better yet, make a donation directly to WRRAP.org or Planned Parenthood.”

Watch Former Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Converge’s “The Broken Vow”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has teamed up with Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die), Dave Verellen (ex-Botch), Dave Knudson (ex-Minus The Bear, ex-Botch), Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and J.R. Conners (Cave In) for a cover of Converge’s “The Broken Vow.” The track was recorded as part of the show’s “Hardcore Summer” series.

The Zenith Passage To Replace The Last Ten Seconds Of Life On Shadow Of Intent, Aversions Crown, & AngelMaker’s European/UK Tour

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have dropped off of their upcoming European/UK tour with Shadow Of Intent, Aversions Crown, and AngelMaker. The Zenith Passage will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

01/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/07 Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
01/08 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
01/09 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
01/10 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
01/11 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
01/12 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
01/13 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
01/14 London, UK – O2 Islington
01/15 Southampton, UK – Joiners
01/17 Paris, FRA – Gibus
01/18 Lyon, FRA – Rock N Eat
01/19 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
01/20 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
01/21 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/22 Vienna, AUT – Flex Cafe
01/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum
01/25 Wroclaw, POL – Akademia Club
01/26 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
01/27 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
01/28 Gothenburg, SWE – High 5ive Fest
01/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Hotel Cecil
01/30 Berlin, GER – Hole44
01/31 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/01 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte

Norma Jean, Rivers Of Nihil, Impending Doom, Etc. Set For Kentucky Irate Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Kentucky Irate Fest. The event will take place at the MG Prime Entertainment Complex in Louisville, KY on August 26-28 and it will feature the following:

August 26: Impending Doom, The Browning, Jason Paige/Belushi Speed Ball, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Sea Of Treachery, Earth Caller feat. Misstiq, Dead/Awake, Summoning The Lich, Alukah, Savage Existence, Pieced Up, In Gloom, Snake Father, Mutilation Barbecue, Tactosa, Yosemite In Black, Gallifrey Falls, The Behest Of Serpents, Sero//tonin, WhatDrivesTheWeak, Wretched Idol, Fathom, 3DR, Kings And Thieves, Eulogy In Blood, and Grave Friends.

August 27: Rivers Of Nihil, Oceano, Traitors, Bury Your Dead, Rose Funeral, In Dying Arms, VCTMS, Convictions, Worm Shepherd, Filth, Scumfuck, Falsifier, Born A New, Until The Dead Walk, Autumn Lies Buried, Peelingflesh, Snuffed On Sight, Waste, My Own Will, Cell, Divisive, Of The Fallen, Hollow Valley, Wake Up In Tsunami, and Cohen.

August 28: Madball, Cane Hill, Palisades, Evergreen Terrace, Tallah, Enox, Rvnt, Weeping Wound, The Convalescence, Guerrila Warfare, Bodybox, Downswing, Somewhere To Call Home, Yung Mosh, Inferious, Foxbat, Isolator, Fight From Within, Actus Reus, A Rumor Of War, The Delirium Effect, The Earth Laid Bare, Artica, and Wave Painter.