Rings Of Saturn To Be Rejoined By Vocalist Peter Pawlak On Upcoming European/UK Tour

Rings Of Saturn will be rejoined by original vocalist Peter Pawlak on their 2022 European/UK tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Viscera. Notably, the band will be performing their re-recorded version of “Embryonic Anomaly” in its entirety on that run.

Rings Of Saturn said the following:

“We would like to give a warm welcome to our original vocalist and voice of Embryonic Anomaly, Peter Pawlak, who will be joining us on The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Verminous European Tour 2022!

To commemorate Peter‘s return to the stage with Rings of Saturn, and to celebrate our first album’s recent 10th anniversary remake release, we will be playing the Embryonic Anomaly Remake album in its ENTIRETY for the first time ever on this tour!

We will also be playing fan favorite instrumental tracks (such as Utopia) from our previous records and perhaps even a new song as well! Thank you for all of your support, and stay tuned for the remaster and release of the Dingir Instrumental album this year ❤👽 🔥”

Tour Dates:

01/14 Essen, GER – Turock
01/15 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/16 Cham , GER – L.A.
01/17 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
01/18 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
01/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
01/20 Paderno Dugnano, ITA – Slaughter Club
01/21 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
01/22 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
01/23 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
01/25 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
01/26 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
01/27 Tarbes, FRA – La Gespe
01/28 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
01/29 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
01/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
01/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
02/01 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
02/02 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
02/03 Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
02/04 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
02/05 Southampton, UK – The Loft
02/06 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02/08 Enschede, NET – Metropool
02/09 Amsterdam, NET – Q-Factory
02/10 Hannover, GER – Faust
02/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/12 Hamburg, GER – Kronensaal
02/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
02/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
02/15 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
02/16 Umea, SWE – Droskan
02/17 Oulu, FIN – Hevimesta
02/18 Tampere, FIN – Olympia-Kortteli
02/19 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
02/20 Tallinn, EST – Club Tapper
02/21 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
02/22 Vilnius, LIT – Vakaris
02/23 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
02/24 Berlin, GER – Hole
02/25 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
02/26 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, Etc. Members Cover At The Gates’ “Terminal Spirit Disease”

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Dave Davidson (Revocation), Nick Cageao (ex-Mutoid Man), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of At The Gates’ “Terminal Spirit Disease” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Watch Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Cover Slayer’s Chemical Warfare”

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Logan Mader (Once Human, ex-Machine Head), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diego Soria (Broken Hope), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce Fall Tour With After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers Of Nihil, & Undeath

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a fall headlining tour. After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers Of Nihil, and Undeath will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
09/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/07 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/08 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/09 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/10 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
09/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/15 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/17 Berkley, CA – UC Theater
09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
09/19 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09/21 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/24 Dallas, TX – GMBG
09/25 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/28 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
09/29 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
09/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/01 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
10/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
10/03 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
10/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
10/07 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
10/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/09 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

The Black Dahlia Murder commented:

“IS THIS REAL LIFE? Yes, thankfully! We are beyond excited (and a little emotional) to finally announce our ‘Verminous‘-themed ‘Up From The Sewer Tour 2021‘! It’s been a long, torturous year full of disappointments and cosmic cockblocks, and seeing this tour come into fruition is the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been eager to share with you all. We are honored to have assembled our dudes in After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Undeath for an evening of guaranteed fun, friendship, and ferocious heavy metal music. Get tickets now! Everyone is eager to be back at concerts and the tickets WILL MOVE FAST. Don’t be left out in the cold! See below for all dates! An exclusive pre-sale via Blabbermouth and Knotfest has now begun – grab your ticket at:
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Watch Powerman 5000, Volumes, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Perform A Medley Of 90s EDM Hits

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a new quarantine covers medley composed of 90s EDM hits. The video finds the show’s host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing with Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells), Spider One (Powerman 5000), Myke Terry (Volumes, ex-Bury Your Dead), Carina Zachary (Husbandry, etc.), Zeena Koda, Myrone (Firstborne), Nili Brosh (‘Cirque du Soleil‘, etc.), Izzy Fontaine (Glassjaw, Seal), Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder), Boots (Beyoncé, Run The Jewels), and The Ghost Funk Orchestra. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Beanie Baby Burrito! We took all the 90’s EDM hits you’re afraid to admit you like and performed them in the style of music no one should like: METAL! The dude in the green spandex suit has been nominated for a Grammy twice lol. This is our 37th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use our Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Metal Blade Records To Release Retrospective Vinyl Set “The Story Of Metal Blade”

Metal Blade Records have announced that they will be releasing a retrospective vinyl box set, titled “The Story Of Metal Blade,” in May. The limited edition set will feature eight albums from the label’s history, a podcast series, deluxe liner notes, and a photo booklet. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Courtney Catagnus, Sr Director, Business Development & Partnerships, VMP, commented:

“In the 80’s, when Brian Slagel released Metal Massacre – the inaugural Metal Blade compilation that featured a little local band called Metallica – he altered the course of music history as we know it. So, there was a resounding ‘hell yes’ from the VMP team to partner with Metal Blade to release our first-ever heavy music Anthology. In true Anthology form, we brought in the connoisseurs of the genre to guide us through the history of the label, as told through these eight key albums from Metal Blade, with guidance from legendary magazine, Revolver. We’re so proud to bring you this next chapter in our Anthology series and can’t wait to dive in together to unpack the rich history and influence of Metal Blade.”

Here’s the records that will be included:

01. Omen – “Warning Of Danger” (1985)
02. Fates Warning – “The Spectre Within” (1985)
03. GWAR – “America Must Be Destroyed” (1991)
04. Cannibal Corpse – “Butchered At Birth” (1991)
05. King Diamond – “Voodoo” (1998)
06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Miasma” (2005)
07. Amon Amarth – “Twilight Of The Thunder God” (2008)
08. Armored Saint – “La Raza” (2010)

Former Members Of The Faceless & The Black Dahlia Murder Join Forces In Shared Trauma

Derek Rydquist (John Frum, ex-The Faceless), Ryan “Bart” Williams (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder), Michael Sherer (ex-The Faceless), Brandon Griffin (ex-The Faceless), and John Thomas have joined forces in a new project called Shared Trauma. The band’s first single, “Radiant Prison,” can be streamed below:

[via Metal Injection]

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Nervosa, Etc. Members Cover Death’s “Trapped In A Corner”

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diva Satanica (Nervosa), Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod, Martyr), and Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) recently performed a quarantine cover of Death’s “Trapped In A Corner” for Metal Injection‘s latest “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Allegaeon Cover Wham!‘s “Last Christmas“ With Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan And The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad

Allegaeon have released a cover of Wham!‘s “Last Christmas.“ The track features Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan and The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad and you can find a video for it below. Allegaeon said the following:

“After the year we’ve all had, what better way to bring some holiday cheer than to listen to some death metal Wham! Put on your favorite sweater, curl up next to the fire with a gallon of egg nog, and enjoy our take on (b)Last Christmas. Stay safe this holiday season ❤”

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2020

I have put together a list of my top 15 albums of 2020. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

15. AC/DC – “Power Up”

“Power Up” has everything one would expect from an AC/DC album. The record contains nothing but the kind of high octane rock and roll that the legendary group are known for. Some highlights from this one include “Demon Fire,” “Through The Mists Of Time,” and “Kick You When You’re Down.”

14. The Amity Affliction – “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them”

“Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” finds The Amity Affliction returning to their heavier roots. The effort still has its poppier elements, but it is much closer to the sound that fans want to hear from the band. Some highlights from this one include “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Soak Me In Bleach,” and “Baltimore Rain.”

13. Deftones – “Ohms”

Deftones’ latest album “Ohms” contains some of their best material to date. The record features heavy and cathartic tracks that are on display within a soundscape that seems to draw on all of the band’s influences. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “This Link Is Dead,” and “The Spell Of Mathematics.”

12. Killer Be Killed – “Reluctant Hero”

Ever since Killer Be Killed (Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) entered the scene with their self-titled album in 2014, fans have be clamoring for more music and they finally got it in the form of “Reluctant Hero.” The effort took the sound that worked on their first record and refined it to create something that managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. Highlights from this one include “From A Crowded Wound,” “Left Of Center,” and “Dead Limbs.”

11. The Bombpops – “Death In Venice Beach”

If you’re a fan of pop punk, then The Bombpops’ “Death In Venice Beach” is a must have. The album is chock full of contagious, high energy music that is topped off with dark lyrical content. Some highlights from this one include “Double Arrows Down,” “Blood Pact,” and “Zero Remorse.”

10. Green Day – “Father Of All Motherfuckers”

Green Day’s “Father Of All Motherfuckers” is different than what fans might have expected from the band, but in retrospect it ended being the kind of carefree album everyone needed in a year like 2020. The music is extremely catchy with an old-school rock vibe that just makes you want to move and sing along. Some highlights from this one include “Oh Yeah!,” “Stab You In The Heart,” and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”

09. Seether – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is Seether at their best. The record is heavy and anthemic with the kind of amazing lyrics that one would expect from the band. Some highlights from this one include “Beg,” “Bruised and Bloodied,” and “Buried In the Sand.”

08. Ozzy Osbourne – “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne had to overcame numerous health issues to release his latest album “Ordinary Man,” but the Prince Of Darkness pulled it off and proved that he is as great as ever. The record maintains the classic feel of the frontman’s previous work while adding a more modern flair that’s bolstered by a star-studded cast of musicians. Highlights from this one include “Under The Graveyard,” “Scary Little Green Men,” and “Straight To Hell.”

07. Code Orange – “Underneath”

Code Orange are continuing to make waves in the metal community with their latest album “Underneath.” The effort builds on the success of “Forever” with industrial and electronic infused hardcore that keeps you mesmerized as you head down a chaotic, horror tinged path. Some highlights from this one include “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Sulfur Surrounding,” and “Last Ones Left.”

06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Verminous”

The Black Dahlia Murder never disappoint and “Verminous” is no exception. The album is nothing but brutal, contagious, melodic death metal that you can’t help but blast at ear shattering volumes. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Sunless Empire,” and “The Wereworm’s Feast.”

05. Poppy – “I Disagree”

With “I Disagree”, Poppy moved even further away from bubblegum pop into the metal territory. The diverse album combines elements of industrial and nu metal with elements of pop and EDM to create a post-genre record filled with compelling tracks. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Concrete,” and “Bloodmoney.”

04. Lamb Of God – “Lamb Of God”

Lamb Of God’s self-titled album is pure, unadulterated metal from a band that have been killing it for nearly three decades. It’s full of the kind of pummeling tracks that one would expect from the group and it is definitely worthy of the name “Lamb Of God.” Some highlights from this one include “Reality Bath,” “Resurrection Man,” and “On The Hook.”

03. Trivium – “What The Dead Men Say”

Trivium’s “What The Dead Men Say” feels like a culmination of all their past work and it shows why the band continue stay on top of the metal world. The effort is full of heavy tracks with big choruses that keep you rocking the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include “Catastrophist,” “Bleed Into Me,” and “Scattering The Ashes.”

02. Bring Me The Horizon – “Post Human: Survival Horror”

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release “Post Human: Survival Horror” finds the band returning to heavier music, while still continuing to evolve. The record is infectious from beginning to end and the collaborations with Amy Lee (Evanescence), BABYMETAL, Yungblud, and Nova Twins make it even better. Some highlights from this one include “Kingslayer,” “Teardrops,” and “Obey.”

01. Corey Taylor – “CMFT”

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor officially stepped out on his own this year with the release of “CMFT.” The album has a fun party vibe and it runs the gamut from rock to country to punk to hip-hop, making it so there’s a little something for everyone. Some highlights from this one include “HWY 666,” “Culture Head,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”