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Insomnium: : announces Nick Cordle (SANCTUARY, ex-ARCH ENEMY, ex-ARSIS) as fill-in guitarist on upcoming North American tour

Ready to embark on their first USA headlining tour this August, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have announced Nick Cordle (SANCTUARY, ex-ARCH ENEMY, ex-ARSIS) as the fill-in guitarist for the trek. Due to his very busy work schedule, Ville Friman is not able to join the band on this run of dates, but fans can still expect the dual face-melting, guitar hero onslaught of Vanhala & Cordle every night!

Ville Friman comments: "My sincere apologies for not being able to take part in INSOMNIUM's busy touring schedule this year. I've tried my best to work my way around work and band and will be doing as many shows as possible. Unfortunately, I won't be able to take part in this run. But worry not, Nick has kindly accepted to step into my shoes and will be shredding his way into your hearts every night. In the meanwhile, I'll be concentrating on coming up with new INSOMNIUM tunes. Hope to see you soon in North America."

Nick Cordle adds: "It'll be an honor and a pleasure to sit in with INSOMNIUM on this run! They're an awesome live band and I'll try to hold up my end of that 'face melting guitar hero onslaught' as promised!"

Kicking off at the Heavy MTL festival on August 9th, the tour also features OMNIUM GATHERUM as direct support. Stay tuned for details about a special tour split 7" with INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM coming soon! See below for all dates.


Aug. 9 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL festival
Aug. 11 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 12 - West Springfield, VA - Empire
Aug. 13 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 14 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Aug. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Aug. 16 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Aug. 17 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Aug. 18 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Aug. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Zoo Cabaret
Aug. 21 - Edmonton, AL - Pawn Shop
Aug. 22 - Calgary, AL - Nite Owl
Aug. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
Aug. 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Aug. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Aug. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
Aug. 28 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Aug. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Aug. 30 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Sept. 1 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Sept. 3 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
Sept. 4 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Sept. 5 - Toronto, ON - Garrison
Sept. 6 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
Sept. 7 - Quebec, QC - Le Cercle

INSOMNIUM will be touring in support of their latest album, Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Born out of the melancholy, sorrow and dreariness of long winter nights, their 6th full-length is even more intense and dynamic than its predecessor (2011's acclaimed masterpiece, One For Sorrow). With each new album, the quartet seems to bring their songwriting craftsmanship closer to perfection; Shadows Of The Dying Sun is irrefutably"...melodic death metal done right" (METAL

For a preview of Shadows Of The Dying Sun, be sure to check out the following previously released singles:


--"While We Sleep":

--"Black Heart Rebellion":



Emmure Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates With Caliban

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Following torn vocal chord issues that occurred with front man Frankie Palmeri back in February, Emmure is now cancelling upcoming tour dates. The band commetns:

"Due to unfortunate circumstances, we must cancel our upcoming EU/UK touring plans with Caliban, Thy Art Is Murder and Sworn In due to Frankie’s still yet to be determined healing process. He has severe acute and chronic reflux laryngitis and a weak (partially paralyzed) left vocal cord.

"We appreciate the support we received on the last tour with Suicide Silence in Frankie’s absence, at this time we are going to put our focus towards writing a new album while he recovers and we hope to see you all very soon."

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Battlecross Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates With Crowbar

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The Motor City thrashers from Battlecross have announced that they will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar's home state of Louisiana. Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments:

"I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I've been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It's an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I'm thankful and excited for the opportunity. We're excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it's been too long!) See you all soon!"

The Summer of Doom is the first tour for Battlecross since finishing the production of a third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band's search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the Bay Area's Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. Catch the band live:

05/23 Bogota, CO Teatro Al Aire Libre La Media Torta

Summer of Doom Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying
05/28 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse
05/29 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
05/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/04 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
06/05 Long Beach, CA DiPiazza's
06/06 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
06/07 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
06/08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
06/10 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theater
06/12 Calgary, AB Republik
06/13 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop Live
06/14 Saskatoon, SK O'Brian's Event Centre
06/16 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo Cabaret
06/17 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/18 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
06/19 Detroit, MI Shelter
06/20 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Room
06/21 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
06/22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/23 Toronto, ON MOD Club
06/24 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
06/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
06/26 Worcester, MA The Palladium
06/27 Clifton Park, NY Trick Shot Billiards
06/28 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
06/29 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus Bar
06/30 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
07/01 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
07/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/03 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
End Tour

08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL

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Between the Buried and Me Release New Song “Memory Palace” From Upcoming, Highly Antipacted New Album “Coma Ecliptic”

- April 3rd, 2015 –

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Coma Ecliptic Now Available For Pre-Order, To Be Released July 10th

APRIL 3rd, 2015 – Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have released a brand new song from their upcoming highly anticipated, seventh full-length album Coma Ecliptic. Fans can listen to “Memory Palace” now by heading to The upcoming album is also now available for pre-order with special bundles and packages offered, including: CD, LP, two pre-order exclusive t-shirts, an exclusive hour long behind the scenes making-of DVD, and a “Coma Ecliptic” limited edition 27″x40″ movie poster. Coma Ecliptic will be officially released worldwide on July 7th, 2015. Grandiose, dynamic, heavy, melodic, technically challenging and more, this album delivers.

Pre-order link:

Coma Ecliptic boasts a series of emotive peaks and valleys that drive the narrative along with the lyrics. Singer Tommy Rogers shares: “Coma Ecliptic is a new life for BTBAM. Throughout the process we worked harder than we ever have and really pushed the BTBAM sound to a new identity. In a world of repetition, I’m very proud to be a part of something that is extremely rewarding, as well as frightening. When you don’t push yourself you will never know what the outcome is. The outcome is Coma Ecliptic.

Coma Ecliptic was recorded in January and February of 2015 with longtime Between the Buried and Me producer Jamie King at Basement Recordings in North Carolina. Drums and piano were recorded with King and Kris Hilbert at the Fidelitorium. Final mixing and mastering was placed in the capable hands of Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

The band will be hosting a live twitter Q&A on Monday, April 6th from 5pm – 6pm EST. Fans can follow the band and members at the below accounts:

Between the Buried and Me will embark on a headline tour kicking off April 5th, 2015 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel with support from The Atlas Moth. On release day, the band will continue their headline run with the release of Coma Ecliptic and kick off a tour with support from Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist on July 7th in Athens, GA at Georgia Theatre.

VIP packages are on sale now that include an exclusive Q&A with both Between the Buried and Me and Animals As Leaders, photo opps with each band, an 18″x24″ poster signed by both bands, and a souvenir laminate with early entrance to the show! VIP packages can be purchased at General tickets can be purchased at

Between the Buried and Me began their journey in the year 2000 in North Carolina. Over the past 15 years, they have released seven full-length albums, an EP, a live album, a covers album, and a blu-ray/DVD. Their current lineup has been consistent since 2005, and they have taken full advantage of a stable and productive group of musicians. Each of their albums since that year have debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart: Alaska (2005) at #121, The Anatomy Of (2006) at #151, Colors (2007) at #57, The Great Misdirect (2009) at #36, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP (2011) at #54, and The Parallax: Future Sequence (2012) at #22. Additionally, the band’s first-ever Blu-ray release, Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Music Video Charts, impressively ahead of video releases from progressive legends Dream Theater and YES. Consistency and growth in an epoch of shrinking music sales is indicative of the supreme impact the band has had across the heavy and progressive music landscapes. The band is composed of vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarist Paul Waggoner, guitar Dustie Waring, bassist Dan Briggs and dummer Blake Richardson.


Tour w/ The Atlas Moth
04/05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
04/06 Charleston, SC Music Farm
04/08 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
04/09 New Orleans, LA The Howlin Wolf
04/10 Austin, TX Empire Garage Texas Independence Fest
04/11 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory Atomic Music Festival
04/13 Lawrence, KS The Granada
04/14 St Louis, MO The Ready Room
04/15 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre
04/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
04/18 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
04/19 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

06/11-14 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Tour w/ Animals As Leaders, The Contortionist
07/07 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
07/08 Tallahassee, FL Sidebar Theater
07/09 Orlando, FL Venue 578
07/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
07/11 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
07/13 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
07/14 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
07/15 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
07/17 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater and Club
07/18 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
07/19 Tucson, AZ Club X’s
07/21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
07/22 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
07/23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
07/24 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spaces
07/25 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
07/27 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
07/29 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
07/30 Joliet, IL Mojoes
07/31 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
08/01 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
08/02 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
08/04 London, ON London Music Hall
08/06 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
08/08 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
08/09 Wilmington, NC Ziggys by the Sea
08/11 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
08/12 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
08/13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08/14 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
08/15 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

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Winterhorde Working On Upcoming Album "Maestro"

Israeli progressive extreme metal band Winterhorde has inked a deal with Metal Age Productions to re-release sophomore album "Underwatermoon," which was released originally by Twilight-Vertrieb in 2010.

The CD will be released worldwide, except for Russian Federation and other CIS territories, where Moscow-based label Fono will be releasing it.

Winterhorde is about to enter the studio on April 2nd to start tracking third album "Maestro." The album will be recorded and co-produced again by producer V.Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon, Obscura).

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Wovenwar Announces Upcoming European Tour Dates

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Wovenwar is excited to return to Europe in May for a club tour as direct support to Sylosis. Tickets and dates are listed now at this location. Comments the band:

"If we lads in Wovenwar had a pence for every great show memory experienced in the Europe, our trousers'd be loaded with one or two quid… each. Off our trolleys in enthused anticipation of our upcoming tour, we look forward to performing many more wonderful moments with you lot. Cheers!"

w/ Sylosis
12/05/15 FR - Paris - O'Sullivans
13/05/15 NL - Haarlem - Patronaat
14/05/15 BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
15/05/15 DE - Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
16/05/15 DE - Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
17/05/15 DE - München - Strom
19/05/15 CH - Aarau - Kiff
20/05/15 IT - Milano - Factory
21/05/15 AT - Wien - Szene
22/05/15 DE - Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
23/05/15 DE - Berlin - Magnet
24/05/15 DE - Hamburg - Logo
25/05/15 DE - Köln - Underground

w/ As Lions
27/05/15 UK - Nottingham - Rock City
28/05/15 UK - Manchester - Sound Control
29/05/15 UK - London - Underworld
30/05/15 UK - Bristol - Exchange
31/05/15 UK - Glasgow - Kingtut's

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Today Is The Day Announces Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

Today Is The Day hereby announces the band's return to widespread live performances this Spring, this week announcing a month-long U.S. tour to take place in April and May.

Following several months off the road recuperating consequent to a brutal highway accident in late November, which destroyed the band's van, merch, equipment, and seriously injured some of the members, Today Is The Day is now ready to take some aural savagery back to nearly thirty stages across America.

Additional stateside tour actions from Today Is The Day will be announced in the coming weeks, in addition to an upcoming European tour surrounding the band's set at this year's massive Temples Festival in Bristol.

w/ Lazer/Wulf:
4/24/2015 Space - Portland, ME
4/25/2015 Cambridge Elks Lodge - Boston, MA
4/26/2015 Coco 66 - Brooklyn, NY *
4/27/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/28/2015 Cafe 611 - Frederick, MD
4/29/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/01/2015 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
5/02/2015 New Mountain - Asheville, NC
5/03/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
5/05/2015 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX *
5/06/2015 Lost Well - Austin, TX *
5/07/2015 Doublewide - Dallas, TX
5/08/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/09/2015 Pub Rock - Tempe, AZ
5/10/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2015 Opera House - Oakland, CA
5/12/2015 Dantes - Portland, OR
5/13/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
5/14/2015 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
5/15/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
5/18/2015 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
5/19/2015 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
5/20/2015 Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN
5/21/2015 Double Door - Chicago, IL
5/22/2015 Outpost - Kent, OH
5/23/2015 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
5/24/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
* = no Lazer/Wulf

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Destruction Drummer Vaaver To Miss Upcoming Tour Dates

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Destruction drummer Vaaver will not be able to complete the band's upcoming North American tour with Sepultura and Arsis due to the birth of his second child.

Standing in for Vaaver will be longtime Primal Fear / Annihilator drummer (and current DuskMachine member), Randy Black. Destruction front man, Schmier, states:

“I've known Randy for many years. He’s a down to earth guy and a killer drummer! So when we thought about who could replace Vaaver on this North American tour, only a few drummers came to my mind and Randy was our first choice. Who else could do a stand-in job like this with a great attitude and amazing skills! It will be a great experience for us to play with such a powerhouse drummer and I’m sure Destruction fans will appreciate his performance as well!"

Vaaver states: “I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it's going to happen in June of 2015. I therefore have to apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2015 spring North American tour. I am convinced that Randy, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced thrasher, and a good friend of ours, will smoothly take over my drum throne for that period and will set the stage on fire.”

Randy Black adds, "I take this as a very cool challenge and an honor to step in on drums for Vaaver to help the guys out and be a part of this great tour! I can assure the Destruction fans that I’m working my ass off getting the drum parts tight and brutal!"

Vaaver will be performing with the band on all shows through the Mexico tour that takes place immediately before the North American dates.

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Anaal Nathrakh has announced another run of European dates, which kicks off at the Royal Metal Festival in Aarhus, Denmark on April 11th, 2015.

Full details are available below. Anaal Nathrakh's eighth studio offering, "Desideratum," is out now on Metal Blade Records.

04/11 Arhus, DK Royal Metal Festival
04/14 Manchester, GB Sound Control
04/15 Glasgow, GB Audio
04/20 London, GB Black Heart
04/23 Leiden, NL Gebr de Nobel
04/25 Lille, FR Loudblast
04/26 Goes, NL T Beest
05/02 Wroclaw, PL Firejclub
05/24 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
07/03 Vana-Vigala, EE Hardrock Laager
07/04 Torgau, DE Inflammen
08/07 Gavle, SE Getawat Rock Fest
08/21 Kaltenbach, AT Kaltenbach Open Air

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The Skull Announces Upcoming North American Shows

The Skull - which split with Jeff "Oly" Olson earlier this year - will be appearing on upcoming North American tour dates to support latest album "For Those Which Are Asleep."

These dates will include three live performances as part of the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. At the shows, The Skull will perform both songs from its debut and time-tested favorites from the canon of Trouble classics.

March 17 St. Louis, MO The Demo
March 18 Tulsa, OK Downtown Lounge
March 19 Fort Worth, TX The Rail
March 20 Austin, TX SXSW @ Dirty Dog (w/ Weedeater)
March 21 Austin, TX SXSW @ The Lost Well ("Heavy Metal Parking Lot II)
March 21 Austin, TX SXSW @ Gypsy Lounge (Thrasher "Death Match")
March 22 Oklahoma City, OK The Music Room
March 23 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
April 17 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater * As part of Nothing is Heavy Fest
June 26 Frederick, MD Cafe 611 * As part of Maryland Doom Fest

"We're looking forward to getting back on the road again and playing songs off our new record," comments bassist Ron Holzner. "Having Matt Goldsborough, and now Sean Saley, both formerly of Pentagram, in The Skull, is truly special. Austin is always a great time, and playing SXSW with this lineup of musicians is going to rock!"

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