The Sword Premiere “Used Future” Video, Announce More North American Dates

The Sword have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Used Future.“ That effort was officially released today (March 23). The clip was created by videogame makers Rooster Teeth in the spirit of old Nintendo games

In other news, the band have also added more dates to their North American tour. Here’s their updated schedule:

With King Buffao:

03/23 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
03/25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
03/26 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
03/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/29 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/30 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/31 Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
04/03 Grand Junction, CO – The Mesa Theater
04/04 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
04/06 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
04/07 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
04/09 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/10 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall/Lounge 1884
04/11 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
04/12 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

With The Shelter People:

04/25 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues
04/26 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/27 Knoxville, TN – The International
04/29 Jacksonville, FL – Rockville
04/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/02 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/04 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
05/05 Virginia Beach, VA – Lunatic Luau
05/06 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/07 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/11 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
05/12 Rochester, NY – Anthology
05/13 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews
05/15 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
05/17 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
05/18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill

With The Atomic Bitchwax:

06/07 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
06/08 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
06/09 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
06/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06/12 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
06/13 Vancouver, BC – Venue
06/15 Calgary, AB – Marquee
06/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
06/17 Regina, SK – The Exchange
06/18 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid
06/20 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/21 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
06/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
06/23 Washington, DC – Rock n’ Roll Hotel
06/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/26 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
06/27 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
06/29 Hot Springs, AR – Maxine’s


Escape The Fate Premiere “Broken Heart” Music Video

Escape The Fate have premiered a new video for their song “Broken Heart.” This track is from the band’s new album “I Am Human,” which will be released on March 30.

Caliban Premiere “Ich Blute Für Dich” Video Feat. Matthias Tarnath (Nasty) & Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler (Eskimo Callboy)

Caliban have premiered a new video for their new song “Ich Blute Für Dich.” This track features Matthias Tarnath (Nasty) and Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler (Eskimo Callboy), and it will appear on the band‘s new album “Elements“ (out April 6).

Lamb Of God To Release New Covers Album As Burn The Priest, Share Cover Of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”

Lamb Of God have announced that they will be releasing a new 20th anniversary covers album under their Burn The Priest moniker on May 18. The effort is called “Legion: XX“ and it will feature tracks from artists that inspired them. You can find a video for their cover of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”, along with the cover art and track listing below. You can also pre-order the release HERE.

“Legion: XX” Track Listing:

01. “Inherit The Earth” (The Accused cover)
02. “Honey Bucket” (Melvins cover)
03. “Kerosene” (Big Black cover)
04. “Kill Yourself” (S.O.D. cover)
05. “I Against I” (Bad Brains cover)
06. “Axis Rot” (Sliang Laos cover)
07. “Jesus Built My Hotrod” (Ministry cover)
08. “One Voice” (Agnostic Front cover)
09. “Dine Alone” (Quicksand cover)
10. “We Gotta Know ” (Cro-Mags cover)

A bonus cover of Helmet’s “In The Meantime” will also be available on a 7” vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth.”

Mark Morton commented on the release:

“To truly understand the essence of the band Burn The Priest, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-’90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY ‘zines turned us on to new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.”

“As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of Burn The Priest. The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Randy Blythe also had the following to say about the “Inherit The Earth Cover”:

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the ‘Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3’ compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands. Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Chris Adler continued:

“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ’88. I got The Accused record at a Yellow Banana record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my ‘counselor’ to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt — with music. It will never be ‘ours,’ and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Blythe also added;

“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they’re wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”