Denver progressive doom bringers DREADNOUGHT have confirmed a stretch of US live dates to kick off the summer season. Set to commence on June 21st and run through July 7th, the trek includes eight shows supporting Montreal’s Big|Brave, and follows several previously-announced performances this spring including an appearance at Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles, California alongside Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, Amenra, Uada, and more. See all confirmed dates below. DREADNOUGHT will release their anticipated new full-length, Emergence, on May 10th via Profound Lore. For their fourth long player, DREADNOUGHT follows up their 2017 A Wake In Sacred Waves acclamation with an album that takes their singular multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms even more heavily textile, complex, and vastly designed. Emergence sees the four-piece – vocalist/guitarist/flute player Kelly Schilling, drummer/saxophone player Jordan Clancy, keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Vieira, and bassist/mandolin player Kevin Handlon – delving more into heavier and darker sonic territory as well, an aspect that was evident with A Wake… but has become fully realized with Emergence. Engineered and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate), with art and design by Mark Facey, Emergence will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore with preorders to be available in the weeks to come.
California doom collective CHRCH has announced a short run of Pacific Northwest shows this June. The trek runs from June 20th through June 23rd and includes an appearance at Litha Cascadia, a summer solstice gathering featuring performances by Don Anderson, Isenordal, Aerial Ruin, JWW, To End It All, Sataray, and many others. The journey follows the band’s show in Berkeley, California next month supporting labelmates Amenra, and their appearance on the first annual Psycho Smokeout at the historic Catch One nightclub in Los Angeles where CHRCH will appear alongside the likes of Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, and many others. See all confirmed dates below. CHRCH:4/19/2019 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ Amenra, Year Of The Cobra, Yarrow4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA [info] 6/20/2019 Litha Cascadia Pre Party @ Substation – Seattle, WA w/ Isenordal, Arkheron Thodol, Eye Of Nix6/21/2019 Litha Cascadia @ Red Hawk Avalon – Pe Ell, WA [info]6/22/2019 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Hell, Usnea, Taarna6/23/2019 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR CHRCH released their towering Light Will Consume Us All full-length last year via Neurot Recordings. Across the record’s forty-four-minute run time, CHRCH layers intricate melodies, thunderous rhythms, monolithic riffs, and a commanding, supernatural vocal presence, performing with arresting purity and honesty. Their long-form songs build and deconstruct as the band reach sonic highs, and at times, beautiful plateaus. Traversing life’s journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness, the music of CHRCH calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it. Light Will Consume Us All was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills (King Woman, Bog Oak, VRTRA) at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, California. CHRCH’s Light Will Consume Us All is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings. For physical order bundles visit THIS LOCATION. The digital edition can be purchased HERE where the record is also streaming in full.“…a monolithic three track collection that spans forty-five minutes of grim and ambitious noise that will doubtless pound many listeners into submission, in the best possible way.” – Distorted Sound “CHRCH stands as a beacon representing the war between dark and light that exists within the world, ourselves, and any great tale – and the ultimate triumph of the light that awaits if one is patient. Take that as a metaphor, and you’ll find the optimism that good will eventually triumph over evil. Take it literally and you’ll face the fact that, no matter what, the earth will ultimately be destroyed by the sun as the hydrogen fuel in its core depletes, forcing it to expand into an unrelenting red giant…” – Noisey “Light Will Consume Us All is driven by the fearless self-examination and move-any-mountain heft you’d expect from their hosts. But given the space to unfurl throughout its three, lengthy tracks, this is doom/sludge as psychic potholing, roving from claustrophobic crunch to dazed wonder, poking at deeply buried recesses of the heart and waking sleeping giants that lurk within…” – Metal Hammer “Their music has toed the line between this sludge-ridden doom and outright funeral doom in the past…Light Will Consume Us All, sees the quintet teeter even further into a realm of dirge and lament.” – Metal Injection
Catch JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES on Tour Now in North America:Hollywood, CA Date to Feature Special Guests Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen)New Full-Length Album, Invasion, Coming Summer 2019
It’s the first of the month, which means in addition to your bills being due, it’s time for a new JOHN 5 video! JOHN 5 andThe Creatures – comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix – have released yet another visually-stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion. The new video, this time for the track “Midnight Mass”, features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour clips and live performance footage(featuring a few exciting cameos here and there) from the current JOHN 5 andThe CreaturesInvasion headline tour. The video was directed by Chris Huber, and the single cover art (above) was created by Brett Boggs. Watch the “Midnight Mass” video and download/stream the track here: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMassJ5JOHN 5 says about the video: “This is what it’s like to be on the road with The Creatures – fast, crazy, fun and scary – all those good things. We hope you enjoy the video!” Just like 2017’s Season of the Witch, Invasion – produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 – will be released via a series of music videos. While online, check out more new music videos/tracks by JOHN 5 andThe Creatures, cut from Invasion. “Zoinks!” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures“Crank It – Living With Ghosts” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5“I Am John 5” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5JOHN 5 andThe Creatures are on the road now on their North American Invasion tour! Special guests have included the likes of the mighty Alice Cooper in Mesa, AZ, and the Hollywood, CA show is scheduled to feature special guests Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen). The entire tour features support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols and rock outfit Dead Girls Academy. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via www.john-5.com/store.
About JOHN 5:JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slashhas called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martinand others. JOHN 5 and The Creatures is:JOHN 5 – guitarsIan Ross – bassLogan Miles Nix – drums
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Vienna-based industrial post-rock collective PHAL:ANGST are pleased to undrape the official new video for “Despair II” as remixed by Will Brooks, aka MC Dälek. The track comes courtesy of the band’s Phase IV full-length released last fall via Bloodshed666 and is currently available for your viewing pleasures via BrooklynVegan. Issues the band of the track, “The original track is a sequel to ‘Despair’ from our second album Shiver With Cold (2009). Will Brooks’ remix of ‘Despair II’ gives the track a surprisingly sunny angle finding solace in the void; finally accepting defeat and retreating within. Peace? Perhaps. The video is a mixture of Creative Commons shots and original shots with Simon Frühwirth, the actor from our first video/single ‘On The Run’ (from the current album, Phase IV). Content wise, it could be about inner life and the outside world, conflict, harmony and progress. One could read it as a sequel or an addition to the ‘On The Run’ teenage angst video. It’s nice that ‘On The Run’ was the first and this is the last video/single to the Phase IV album cycle. It puts a nice bracket on the whole thing. Of course, we don’t want to give too much of guidance to the content of the video (and the song); it is art. We are already working on songs for a new album now.” View “Despair II” (Deadverse remix by MC Dälek), courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.View the band’s previously released videos for “On The Tun” and “Despair II” HERE. Recorded and co-produced by Alexandr Vatagin (Valeot Records, Slon, Tupolev, Port Royal, Werner Kitzmüller) and mastered by New York-based acclaimed sound engineer Alex Psaroudakis, PHAL:ANGST‘s Phase IV includes two remixes: the aforementioned “Despair II” remix by Will Brooks aka MC Dälek of Dälek and “The Books,” presented by industrial metal pioneer JK Flesh aka Justin Broadrick of Godflesh. Phase IV is available on gatefold double LP, digipack CD, and digitally. Orders are currently available HERE and HERE. Since the band’s formation in 2006, PHAL:ANGST’s signature, unclassifiable sound has drawn in curious listeners with cinematographic epics inspired by artists like Front 242, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, Kraftwerk, Einstürzende Neubauten, film works by Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch and John Carpenter, and Goblin, as well as guitar driven bands like Earth, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Jesu, Neurosis, and Mogwai. PHAL:ANGST manifests a mood that is generally dystopian and melancholic, however some sunny spells occasionally break the gloom. As was the case with past efforts, tracks take their time to develop, grow, mutate, and tilt. Visuals turn the band’s live concerts into intense, multimedia performances. “PHAL:ANGST…do a good job in putting the nightmarish dystopia of modern city life into music… Whatever it is that is at the core of PHAL:ANGST‘s fascination with the desperate sides of life, they sure do it with consequence.” – Cracked“I feel broken inside… I feel fragile inside… I feel anger in my blood! I feel the emotional sonic wave that is the new song from PHAL:ANGST called ‘The Books,’…This song has so many textures, it’s almost too hard to put into words.” – Cvlt Nation On “The Books”“PHAL:ANGST are somewhere in between industrial and post-rock, constructing ten-minute epics filled with gritty guitars, creeping tempos, and cinematic overtones…emotionally devastating…” – The Answer Is In The Beat“PHAL:ANGST‘s ‘Despair II’ video left us lonely, cold and broken…” – PureGrainAudio“…a mix of industrial and post rock which is very much dystopian and fueled by thoughts of the inevitable end of the world… the production here is fantastic really giving exceptional clarity to each and every tone and nuance.” – Ave Noctum“…a dark and eerie set of music, balancing heavy electronic elements with elegant and haunting melodies, sometimes with spoken-word passages and sometimes with proper vocals, but always with more than their share of apocalyptic dread.” – Treble
After years of honing and perfecting the album, English rockers JOHNNY WORE BLACKburst back onto the rock scene with the release of 2018’s Ultra Violent Light, out now via EMP Label Group. The poignant album features Megadeth‘s David Ellefson on bass guitar, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) and Gez Walton (Earthtone9), and mastered by Joao Carvalho and Bryan Lowe. JOHNNY WORE BLACK has now revealed the brand new music video for their haunting track “Honey Club”, which gives fans a look inside the studio during JOHNNY WORE BLACK‘s recording of the track. The video is available to view today via both YouTube and Alternative Press. JOHNNY WORE BLACK frontman Jay Coen says about the song and video: “‘Honey Club’ is about men and women and the relationships we form played out in a salubrious, red lit club in any city alleyway – could be Chicago, London or Gotham.The video for ‘Honey Club’ was an on-the-spot plan that literally came together after a few calls. Producer David Bottrill agreed to participate, and Blake Bottrill shot the footage, all in downtown Toronto. This was shot at the Orange Room, where the track was engineered. The video was skillfully edited by Simon Brookes and graded by Wojciech Dudzicz.” Additional recent videos from Ultra Violent Light are available to view here:”Gun True Love”: https://youtu.be/FsIvSMpY2JA“Southern Storm”: https://youtu.be/xJeW9FI3YywUltra Violent Light is available now via iTunes and Amazon. The album can also be streamed via Spotify. Ultra Violent Light track listing:1) Gun True Love2) One Sexy Scar3) Plastic Ocean4) Honey Club5) RiP Mr Man6) Boy Soldier7) Southern Storm8) Broken9) Ultra Violent Light10) Ultimate Fighter The album title, Ultra Violent Light, highlights the uncertain irony of heading blindly towards a so called “guiding light” that can, in fact, lead to a whole world of unpleasant danger. The logo, skillfully designed by Andy Pilkington (Soil, Flotsam & Jetsam, Fury, Kissin’ Dynamite, Bloodstock Festival), is a visual representation of the meaning of the album – paying homage to Apocalypse Now and again linking all of the cinematic connections JOHNNY WORE BLACK has.
JOHNNY WORE BLACK was formed in 2012 by frontman and mastermind Jay Coen. Having written songs since his teens, he had plenty of previously written material – a selection of which needed exorcising before new works could develop. JOHNNY WORE BLACK‘s debut album was an exploration of older songs with a few new ones sprinkled in. The album was ultimately split into two parts as 2014’s ‘Walking Underwater Parts 1 & 2’. JOHNNY WORE BLACK has received critical acclaim from publications including Music Week, Metal Hammer, Revolver and Classic Rock, as well as airplay on BBC Radio in Australia, the U.S., Europe and the UK. Their videos have been aired numerous times via MTV‘s Kerrang channel and Scuzz. Additionally, Jay Coen is recognized for his stunt career, with screen credits including Game of Thrones, Ready Player One, Spectre, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Rogue One, and Spiderman – Far From Home, to name a few.
JOHNNY WORE BLACK online:www.johnnyworeblack.comwww.facebook.com/johnnyworeblackwww.twitter.com/johnnyworeblackwww.instagram.com/johnnyworeblackwww.youtube.com/johnnyworeblackJOHNNY WORE BLACK Ultra Violent Light album credits:Jay Coen – VocalsSimon Hutchby – DrumsGez Walton – GuitarsDavid Ellefson & Gez Walton – BassCameron Daniel William-Hill – KeyboardsKate Shortt – CelloAdam Sedgewick – VocalsGeorge Donahue – Vocals/Bass
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of their classic album, Ashes Of The Wake, heavy rock icons LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce that the album is set to be re-released on double-vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-Side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” and three previously unreleased demos. Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Editiondouble-vinyl will street on May 3, 2019. Each double-vinyl will include a download card, and is manufactured on limited Green Smoke vinyl for the LAMB OF GOD store only! Additional retailers will carry standard black vinyl. A digital version will also be available on all DSP’s. Pre-order Ashes Of The Wake – 15thAnniversary Edition now via https://legacyrecordings.lnk.to/AshesOfTheWake15. Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Edition vinyl track listing:Side A1. Laid to Rest2. Hourglass3. Now You’ve Got Something To Die For4. The Faded Line Side B5. Omerta6. Blood Of The Scribe7. One Gun8. Break You Side C9. What I’ve Become10. Ashes of the Wake11. Remorse Is for the Dead Side D12. Another Nail For Your Coffin13. Laid To Rest (pre-production demo)14. Ashes Of The Wake (pre-production demo)15. Remorse For The Dead (pre-production demo)
Guitarist Mark Morton states, “This year, LAMB OF GOD will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of our third studio album, Ashes Of The Wake. As I recall that moment in time, it was a pivotal point for our band. We were transitioning from the relative comfort of an underground scene that we felt confident and natural in, to a much higher profile with higher stakes and more critical eyes upon us. It was our first release on a major label and our first to be aggressively marketed through mainstream channels. I remember feeling a mixture of pressure and confidence, along with a pervasive uncertainly as to whether our brand of bottled insanity would translate to a larger audience. Ultimately, I think our biggest strength in that situation was that we never let pressure, expectation or the potential for failure effect our creative process. We stepped up our collective focus and concentration to rise to the occasion, but we stuck together and stayed true to our identity, artistically and otherwise. That tunnel vision approach to our creative process is part of our DNA as a band. I believe it’s a large part of what keeps us honest and motivated to this day.For Ashes Of The Wake to be remembered and celebrated 15 years later is a true honor. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that it is incredibly special to know that these songs have touched people’s lives in a positive way and that they are still relevant so many years later. Thanks to all of our fans for an incredible ride so far… and cheers to the years to come!”
LAMB OF GOD are currently gearing up to support headlining legends Slayer on the Leg 5: North America portion of their final world tour, beginning May 2 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix, AZ. The tour will culminate at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on May 25. LAMB OF GOD, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5: North America dates. Tickets, LAMB OF GOD VIP Side Stage and VIP Merch upgrade packages are available now via http://lamb-of-god.com/tour.
Seattle death grinders THEORIES will bring their scathing psalms to the streets this May on a US tour supporting Neckbeard Deathcamp. The Free Speech In America Tour kicks off on May 27th. Additional support will be provided by Wvrm, No Convictions, and Dryad on select shows. See confirmed dates below. THEORIES — featuring within its ranks members of Samothrace, Black Breath, Skarp, Book Of Black Earth, and more — will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length, Vessel. Recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Gaza, Eagle Twin) at The Boars Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah and mastered by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Vessel is raw, grimy, and absolutely punishing; the sound THEORIEShas been striving for since their inception. Hails The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad in this month’s Metal Injection Obituarist column, “It culls from not only the annals of classic Nasum style grind but also injects a good bit of dissonant guitar work, stanky OSDM, finger-pointing hardcore fury, and a dose of vitriolic black metal. There’s something very modern and urban about this album. It’s slams your face specifically on the black top with an unshakeable dystopian vibe.” THEORIES’ Vessel will be released on CD, digital, and vinyl formats via Corpse Flower Records on April 12th. For preorders visit the Corpse Flower Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where “Human Vessel Cell,” and “Ill Will” can be streamed.
Forged in 2011, THEORIES released their Regression debut in 2015 on Metal Blade, a worthy introduction of Lee McGlothlen’s (Black Breath) caterwauling guitar riffs, Kush Karimi’s nauseating bass attack, and the relentlessly creative drumming of Joe Axler (ex-Samothrace, Skarp, Book Of Black Earth). The band toured extensively, appearing at Maryland Deathfest and Southwest Terror Fest, and sharing stages with the likes of Goatwhore, Black Breath, Mutilation Rites, Wake, and Ghoul before coming home and refining their sound into something even more intense and inscrutable. After parting ways with their frontman, the band recruited Wes Harrison on second guitar, and created their new three-vocal attack that further adds to the chaos of Vessel, an album that pulls from multiple extremes to carve out its own grisly niche. “…a ten-track ripper that crashes upon the listener in wave after wave of riff-driven intensity.” – Decibel
The road hounds in EYEHATEGOD will continue their 2019 4 Strikes… From The Elementary To The Penitentiary live takeover tonight, March 29th, in Houston, Texas. The tour will rampage its way through sixteen US cities, concluding April 13th on their home turf of New Orleans, Louisiana. Support will be provided by doom icons The Obsessed and punk rock veterans Antiseen on select dates. The following month, EYEHATEGOD will deafen nineteen more locales from May 7th in Hamden, Connecticut through May 25th in Lafayette, Louisiana with Negative Approach and Sheer Terror as well as Phobia, Disassociate, and Fuck You Pay Me on select shows. See all confirmed dates below. EYEHATEGOD – 4 Strikes… From The Elementary To The Penitentiary Tour
w/ The Obsessed:
3/29/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3/30/2019 Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/31/2019 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
4/01/2019 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
4/02/2019 Fubar – Saint Louis, MO
4/03/2019 Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL
w/ The Obsessed, Antiseen:4/04/2019 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
4/05/2019 The Tap Room – Nashville, TN
4/06/2019 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
4/07/2019 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
4/08/2019 The Riff House – Chesapeake, VA
4/09/2019 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
4/10/2019 Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL
4/11/2019 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
4/12/2019 Gramps – Miami, FL * EHG + The Obsessed Only
4/13/2019 Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
w/ Negative Approach, Sheer Terror: 5/07/2019 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
w/ Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Disassociate: 5/08/2019 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
5/09/2019 Middle East Restaurant And Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
5/10/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/11/2019 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Fuck You Pay Me (no Disassociate) * SOLD OUT
5/12/2019 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Phobia
w/ Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Phobia: 5/13/2019 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/14/2019 Big Jar – Rochester, NY
5/15/2019 Café 611 – Frederick, MD
w/ Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Phobia, Fuck You Pay Me: 5/16/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
5/17/2019 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
5/18/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
5/19/2019 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
5/20/2019 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
5/21/2019 X-Ray Arcade – Milwaukee, WI
5/22/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/23/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/24/2019 Vino’s Pizza-Pub-Brewery – Little Rock, AR
5/25/2019 Freetown Boom Boom – Lafayette, LA In a review of their New York City performance at Brooklyn Bazaar last year, Rolling Stone crowned EYEHATEGOD, “one of America’s great live bands,” further and accurately elaborating, “There are certain bands who are very good at playing heavy rock or metal music. They’re tight, intense, professional; they project just the right air of macho authority. You might catch them in a club, nod your head and shoot ‘not bad’ looks to your friends during their set, and spring for a T-shirt at the merch table afterward. Then there are other bands, a very small handful, who, through some alchemical combination of execution and attitude, transcend their subgenre completely and connect with the primal root of rock & roll, offering showgoers a hint of that sacred, ‘What in the fuck is happening right now?’ wildness that’s been the hallmark of great American artists from Howlin’ Wolf to Jerry Lee Lewis and the Stooges. EYEHATEGOD are one of these bands.”EYEHATEGOD’s self-titled full-length is out now in North America via Housecore Records. For physical orders, go HERE. For digital orders, go HERE where the record can be streamed in full.
Today, STATIC-X dropped a special video in which fans can see and hear the band’s mysterious, unnamed vocalist performing the band’s cult classic, “Bled for Days”, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band lineup of Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda.The clip also showcases the band’s stage production for their highly-anticipated upcoming US tour, and teases a brand new song from their upcoming album, Project Regeneration.
Watch the clip here: https://youtu.be/_340zcRUO5g“Everyone wants to know who will be singing and how we will be pulling off the material live,”says Tony Campos. “Well, here it is. Watch this video and you will see and hear exactly what we will be doing on the tour.” Since the announcement of their upcoming Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour dates in the US, based on incredible demand, STATIC-X has confirmed shows in 10 more countries as part of their world domination! The tour will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s platinum selling debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, and serve as a touring memorial for their late lead singer, Wayne Static. In addition, STATIC-X have announced the beginnings of a second US leg to take place in December. North American meet & greets are available now via www.Static-X.org (and www.DevilDriver.com for their performance dates).Tickets are available now via individual venues and their websites. See below for a full list of dates and individual support artists. STATIC-X is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio album, entitled Project Regeneration. The album will feature 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks and contains several vocal performances and musical compositions by Wayne Static, along with a handful of high-profile guest vocal contributions.
“We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be taking the Wisconsin Death Trip 20thAnniversary Tour around the world,” says drummer Ken Jay. “The fans have shown so much love for the band and for Wayne and we couldn’t be more pumped for the rest of 2019. Thank you all for the encouragement and support!” Ken Jay adds about the addition of the new vocalist, “For us, the goal was 100% about recapturing the vibe and the spirit of STATIC-X. We were never interested in using a hologram or using Wayne’s pre-recorded vocals. It has to be real and it has to have a soul and a pulse. STATIC-X has always been four guys. Two guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. We didn’t want to mess with that formula. This is the most electric version of Wisconsin Death Trip 2.0 that we can imagine, without actually having Wayne here with us.””At first, I was actually a little skeptical of how we could do all of this,” says Koichi Fukuda. “But, after I heard him sing, I was sold! I am so impressed with how far it has come in a short amount of time. We are working very hard to bring something very special to you all. I know that Wayne would be very proud of how much heart and effort has been put into this. It is truly an honor.””We were very lucky to find somebody who could fill such a unique role,” says Tony Campos. “We’ve all toured together and our bands came up together back in the day. This is just as special for him as it is for us. He was never interested in trying to make this about him and he was actually the one who suggested that the mask be the face of the memorial.”
As announced, the original STATIC-X lineup introduced on their 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, Wisconsin Death Trip – bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay – have joined forces once again to release a new album, Project Regeneration. The band has cultivated a treasure chest of vocal performances and musical compositions left behind by Wayne. Along with the help of STATIC-X‘s long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing the album now. A new teaser featuring clips from a brand new music video, as well as five new STATIC-X tracks – “Road To Hell”, “Something Of My Own”, “Terminator Oscillator”, “Hollow” and “Disco Otsego” – along with a personal message from bassist Tony Campos about the inspiration behind Project Regeneration, is available to view now at www.static-x.org. For the unfinished tracks, the band is inviting several of their friends to lend their voices for the completion of this very personal project. The guest vocalist curation process is being led by none other than SiriusXM programming pioneer Jose Mangin, who is working alongside the band as one of the executive producers for Project Regeneration. STATIC-X has created a pre-order campaign allowing fans who purchase Project Regenerationin advance to have their name appear in the liner notes of the new album. Additional special pre-order package options are also available, including Project Regeneration merch bundles and several old school STATIC-X merch items to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip. Pre-orders are available via www.static-x.org. STATIC-X Online:www.static-x.orgwww.facebook.com/staticx/Twitter: @officialstaticxInstagram: @staticxofficial Management contact: Info@TheOracleMgmt.com
Gods Without Name is the first descent into the twisted depths of fresh creative entity, AORATOS. Spearheaded by Naas Alcameth known for his time in Akhlys, Bestia Arcana, and Nightbringer among others and described as a, “reflection of the eidola and egregore arisen from the liminal thresholds,” Gods Without Name probes deep into the darkness found beyond the boundaries of the profane and waking world of man. A maelstrom of mesmerizing and nightmarish tremolo riffs, relentless drumming, and the ever-tortured howls of Alcameth permeate this musical abyss serving accordingly as a piercing counterpoint to the undulating drone and dark ambient soundscapes found within. Cold atmospheres and malevolent whispers of ecstatic dread bookend these horrific hymnals to “forbidden plots, barren fields, and haunted abodes.” AORATOS‘ Gods Without Name is true darkness given musical form in haunting, malefic black metal. Fans of Emperor, Nightbringer, Akhlys, Sinmara, and the like be forewarned. AORATOS‘ Gods Without Name — which was self-recorded at Promethean Forge Studios and mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio — is out now on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats via Debemur Morti Productions. For ordering options in North America go to THIS LOCATION, for Europe go HERE, and for digital orders go HERE.
Stream Gods Without Name in its scathing entirety at the Debemur Morti Productions Bandcamp Page at THIS LOCATION or Spotify HERE.Gods Without Name Track Listing:1. Parallax I 2. Holy Mother Of Terror3. Of Harvest, Scythe And Sickle Moon4. Gods Without Name5. Thresher6. The Watcher On The Threshold7. Prayer Of Abjection8. Dread Spirit Of The Place9. Parallax II “Gods Without Name may very well be the most impressive release from Naas yet. AORATOSdelivers masterfully engrossing compositions that are as ominous as they are consistent.” — Metal Trenches“Gods Without Name… more than merits the time of not just fans of black metal but those who enjoy music which pushes the boundaries of what’s comfortable.” — Angry Metal GuyAORATOS:Naas Alcameth – vocals, guitars, synths, lyrics
Nox Corvus – guitars, backing vocals
Menthor – drums
Chthonia – backing vocals