Stray From The Path Announce October European/UK Tour

Stray From The Path have announced a European/UK tour with Guilt Trip and Vatican. Here’s the dates:

10/11 Hannover, GER – Musik Zentrum
10/12 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
10/13 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
10/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
10/15 Essen, GER – Crowdsalat Festival
10/16 Enschede, NET – Metropool
10/17 Brighton, UK – Patterns
10/18 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
10/19 Edinburgh, UK – The Mash House
10/20 Bristol, UK – Thekla
10/21 Sheffield, UK – The Foundry
10/22 London, UK – The Dome

Alpha Wolf Announce U.S. Tour With Bodysnatcher & Vatican

Alpha Wolf have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Bodysnatcher and Vatican will open.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Springfield, MO – The Riff
08/23 Kansas City, MO – The Rino
08/24 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
08/25 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
08/26 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
08/27 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
08/28 Des Moines, IA – xBk
08/30 Grand Rapids, MI – Stache
08/31 Louisville, KY – Portal
09/02 Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
09/03 Cincinnati, OH – Legends
09/04 Knoxville, TN – BrickYard
09/06 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
09/07 Columbia, SC – New Brooklyn Tavern

Vatican Premiere “Where Heavens Collide” Music Video

Vatican have premiered a new video for their new song “Where Heavens Collide.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Ultra,“ which will be released on June 17. Frontman Mike Sugars commented:

“This was the first song I ever sang on for the band or in general. Thankfully, I had the help of my band, my wife Maddy, and our producer Randy in the trenches with me to make this song and record what it is. The song is about recognizing yourself in someone you hate, and occasionally remembering that you once loved them as well.”

Vatican Premiere “[ULTRAGOLD]” Music Video

Vatican have premiered a new video for their new song “[ULTRAGOLD].“ This track is from the band’s new album “Ultra,“ which will be released on June 17. Guitarist Tom Lovejoy commented:

“This is the dopest track on the record. Big BREAKDOWNS, ridiculous RIFFS, and heavy HITTERS. ‘[ULTRAGOLD]‘ was written in two hours at 2am while chugging Monster, and never changed from there. Full late night LAN party style. When I hear it, it reminds me of all the reasons I fell in love with hardcore. Everlasting growth, eternal youth, and lyrics that make you grab your friends and throw them into a wall.”

Vatican Premiere “Reverence” Music Video

Vatican have premiered a new video for their new song “Reverence.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ultra,“ which will be released on June 17. Vocalist Mike Sugars said the following about the song:

“To me, this song has just about the whole package. Just a little bit of everything I like to hear in metalcore. I remember recording the chorus, and our producer Randy Lebouf saying, ‘I don’t understand how you thought to sing over this, but it’s just so perfect.’ The song is about people with irresponsible amounts of wealth and the damage they cause to the vast majority of regular people. We don’t need ’em.”

“Ultra” Track Listing:

01. “Slipstream Annihilation”
02. “I Am Above”
03. “Reverence”
04. “Where Heavens Collide”
05. “[Ultragold]”
06. “Don’t Speak”
07. “Decemeta”
08. “Uncreated Waste”
09. “Damage”
10. “By Your Love”
11. “Miracle Of The Moon”
12. “Mirror Dream”
13. “N.U.M.B. (Neutralize Under Maternal Bond)”
14. “Did You Ever Notice I Was Gone?”

Spite Announce U.S. Tour With Boundaries, Vatican, No Zodiac, & Bodybox

Spite have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Boundaries, Vatican, No Zodiac (select dates), and Bodybox will open.

Tour Dates:

05/20 Roseville, CA – Goldfield’s Trading Post (feat. No Zodiac)
05/21 Cupertino, CA – X-Bar (feat. No Zodiac)
05/22 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. No Zodiac)
05/23 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (feat. No Zodiac)
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective (feat. No Zodiac)
05/27 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (feat. No Zodiac)
05/28 Arlington, TX – So What?! Music Festival (feat. No Zodiac)
05/29 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (feat. No Zodiac)
06/01 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall (feat. No Zodiac)
06/02 Orlando, FL – Henao Contemporary Center (feat. No Zodiac)
06/03 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (feat. No Zodiac)
06/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven (feat. No Zodiac)
06/05 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger (feat. No Zodiac)
06/07 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
06/08 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/09 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
06/10 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
06/11 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
06/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
06/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
06/16 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
06/17 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
06/18 Detroit, MI – Shelter
06/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06/21 Madison, WI – The Annex
06/22 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
06/23 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
06/24 Des Moines, IA – xBk Live
06/25 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
06/26 Kansas City, MO – Recordbar
06/29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
06/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/01 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford
07/02 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky

Boundaries Announce North American Tour With Sentinels, Vatican, & 156/Silence

Boundaries have announced a North American tour with Sentinels, Vatican, and 156/Silence. Here’s the dates:

02/24 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
02/25 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue
02/26 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
02/27 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/01 Columbus, OH – Basement
03/02 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
03/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
03/04 Harrisburg, PA – HMac – Stage on Herr
03/05 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
03/06 Long Island, NY – Amityville Music Hall
03/08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Incendiary, God’s Hate, Year Of The Knife, Etc. Set For 2022 LDB Fest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s LDB Fest. The event will take place at the Art Sanctuary in Louisville, KY on March 11-12 and it will feature the following: Age Of Apocalypse, Ballista, Drain, Gates To Hell, Gel, God’s Hate, Incendiary, Inclination, Ingrown, King Nine, Koyo, Magnitude, MH Chaos, Mindforce, No Pressure, Omerta, Pain Of Truth, Queensway, Rain Of Salvation, Restraining Order, Stand Still, Sunami, Two Witnesses, Undeath, Vatican, Weapon X, Year Of The Knife, and 200 Stab Wounds.

Vatican Premiere “Decemeta” Video

Vatican have premiered a new video for their new song “Decemeta.” You can check that out below:

Vocalist Mike Sugars told Brooklyn Vegan the following about the song:

“This song is about how we as people love to see others fail. There are plenty of times where it’s maybe best that this person goes away, but we’re always watching to see who’s next and are always looking for the cracks in someone’s frame.

I wanted to name the track based on how the song just makes me feel. I thought the song felt like a battle montage and landed on something like ‘Decimation‘ or something not great like that. Then, I took inspiration from NieR: Automata and Metal Gear Rising and combined decimation with the ‘mata’ thing. I just thought it looked and sounded cool.”

Drummer Josian Omar Soto-Ramos also added the following about the video:

“When that was finished, I thought about the song we were going to release and tying it into the track. The first thing that popped in my head was a visualiser of it fighting off enemies in PlayStation 1-inspired style, with a lot of explosions and flying. Specifically, the Armored Core series immediately came to mind for this and made sense with the abrasive context of the song. Sahaj was super stoked on the idea and we started bouncing ideas back and forth. It was a lot of fun getting this idea made into a reality and it’s all thanks to him for doing a dope job.”

Vatican Release “Reassembled Vol. 1: Sole Impulse” EP

Vatican have released a new EP titled “Reassembled Vol. 1: Sole Impulse.“ You can find that on the service of your choice HERE. The effort features various tracks that were remixed in 8-bit and 16-bit styles.

“Reassembled Vol. 1: Sole Impulse” Track Listing:

01. “31[staples]”
02. “blades/sephia”
03. “CYANIDE.VR”
04. “sOL3 1mPULSE”
05. “000-0000-5463”
06. “RE:Assembled”
07. “Vita_Alpha.rom”

The group commented:

“In Vatican, we don’t do anything unless it makes us laugh, and Reassembled is the peak of that idea. Every new remix kept getting more ridiculous, with crazier sounds that had everyone rolling on the floor. Game music and sound design have always been an inspiration to the band, and it getting to shamelessly rep our love for Sonic 3, Megaman X, and Donkey Kong Returns is hilarious.”