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Whitechapel reveals details for new album, ‘Mark of the Blade’; launches lyric video for title track online

Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade

On June 24th, Whitechapel will release their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Pushing their sound forward with each successive release, Mark of the Blade remains true to the band’s roots while venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically. To view the lyric video for the first single – the album’s title track – and to pre-order the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), Whitechapel has redefined who they are and what they are capable of with their new album, Mark of the Blade. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. “It’s the most dynamic record we’ve done, in the sense that one song can be very aggressive while the next one will be softer and sentimental,” guitarist Alex Wade asserts. “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

See below for the official track-listing!

Mark of the Blade track-listing
1. The Void
2. Mark of the Blade
3. Elitist Ones
4. Bring Me Home
5. Tremors
6. A Killing Industry
7. Tormented
8. Brotherhood
9. Dwell in the Shadows
10. Venomous
11. Decennium

Prior to Mark of the Blade‘s release, Whitechapel will headline a USA tour with Fit for a King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth as support – thus concluding their campaign for 2014’s Our Endless War (which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart!). Following this trek, Whitechapel will join Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, and many more on the annual Warped Tour. See below for all upcoming dates!

Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Fit for a King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth

May 4 – Fayetteville, AR – Georfe’s Majestic Lounge
May 5 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
May 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
May 7 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe
May 8 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island
May 10 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
May 11 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
May 13 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
May 14 – Reading, PA – Reverb Concerts
May 15 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
May 17 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
May 19 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
May 20 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
May 21 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
May 22 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s by the Sea

Whitechapel Warped Tour dates
June 24 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Main Street Lot
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Port of New Orleans (Mardi Gras World)
June 29 – Nashville, TN – The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 30 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 2 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
July 3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Salt River Fields
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

Whitechapel line-up:
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

NAPALM RECORDS BREAKS THE TOP 10 WITH OTEP’S ‘GENERATION DOOM’

Otep - Billboard

Napalm Records breaks into the Top 10 this week with GENERATION DOOM, the new album from OTEP one of music’s most outspoken and thought provoking artists today. The album debuts at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, with 6,185 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 

This highly anticipated seventh studio release and first new recording from OTEP since 2013’s “Hydra” has been met with critical acclaim worldwide.  This included an exclusive song premiere with AfterEllen.com, a multi-media platform that focuses on the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media, an in-depth interview and full album stream with Billboard and the new single “In Cold Blood” that is climbing up the Active Rock Radio Charts!  Watch the video for the song HERE.

 

In support of the new album, OTEP has announced The “GENERATION DOOM” Tour.  The tour features support from Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf), September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin.  The tour is underway right now and runs through May 28th in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.”  This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth!

 

Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.

 

GENERATION DOOM can be ordered HERE.

 

OTEP GENERATION DOOM TOUR:

4/26: Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**

4/27: Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**

4/28: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**

4/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

4/30: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory

5/1: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

5/3: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**

5/4: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

5/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

5/6: Reading, PA @ Reverb

5/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

5/10: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

5/11: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage**

5/12: Knoxville, TN @ The International

5/13: Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop

5/14: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

5/15: Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks

5/17: Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse

5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

5/19: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

5/20: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

5/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

5/23: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

5/24: Antonio, TX @ Rock Box

5/25: Flagstaff,AZ @Orpheum Theater

5/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

5/28:  Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

 

Lacey Sturm on select dates only**

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/otepofficial 

https://twitter.com/otepofficial    

https://instagram.com/otepofficial   

http://oteploves.me/   

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Abnormality launches in-studio video online; kicks off USA tour with Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross today

Abnormality

Massachusetts-based extreme metal outfit Abnormality will be releasing their upcoming sophomore full-length, Mechanisms of Omniscience, on April 29th worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Marrying the ceaseless brutality coming out of New York and New England to the hyper-blasting intensity endemic to Quebecois death metal, Mechanisms of Omniscience is as unrelenting as it is passionate, and the album tackles real world issues with intelligence and raw emotion.

For a preview of Mechanisms of Omniscience, a new behind-the-scenes video has been posted online, featuring exclusive footage with the band in the studio. To watch the clip – and to pre-order the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/abnormality

Be sure to check out the following previously released singles for another taste of Mechanisms of Omniscience:
–“Mechanisms of Omniscience” video (directed and produced by Jim Foster of http://red13media.com): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEtRaoDKQhk
–“Cymatic Hallucinations”: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/abnormality-cymatic-hallucinations
–“Swarm”: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/abnormality-swarm

Formed in 2005, Abnormality drew its members from the ranks of units such as Teratism, Forced Asphyxiation, Goratory and Sexcrement, and they have worked patiently and persistently to build up a grassroots following, maintaining their integrity while steadily expanding beyond their local scene. In 2010, they dropped their debut EP, The Collective Calm In Mortal Oblivion, which immediately drew attention in the underground, followed by the crushing and critically acclaimed full-length, Contaminating The Hive Mind (2012), cementing their status as one of the heaviest and most dynamic bands in the genre. Now, with their upcoming sophomore effort, Mechanisms of Omniscience – produced once again by Peter Rutcho, and featuring artwork by vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy – the quintet have never been more serious about getting their message out there, as well as ensuring legions of the moshing masses incur whiplash. See below for the official track-listing!

Mechanisms of Omniscience track-listing
1. Swarm
2. Synthetic Pathogenesis
3. Mechanisms of Omniscience
4. Catalyst of Metamorphosis
5. Vigilant Ignorance
6. Irreversible
7. Hopeless Masses
8. Assimilation
9. Cymatic Hallucinations
10. Consuming Infinity

Starting today, Abnormality will join Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, and Lody Kong on a trek across the USA, in support of Mechanisms of Omniscience. See below for all dates!

Abnormality tour dates
w/ Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, Lody Kong

Apr. 22 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr. 23 – McAllen, TX Cine – El Rey
Apr. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
Apr. 25 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Apr. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 27 – Fayetteville, NC – Rock Shop
Apr. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Apr. 29 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
Apr. 30 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
May 1 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
May 3 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
May 4 – Joliet, IL – Bada Brew
May 5 – Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
May 6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 7 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
May 8 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
May 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 11 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 12 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 13 – Idaho Fall, ID – The Falls
May 14 – Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios
May 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
May 17 – Portland, OR – Dantes
May 18 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
May 19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
*=no Suffocation

Abnormality line-up:
Mallika Sundaramurthy – vocals
Jay Blaisdell – drums
Josh Staples – bass
Sam Kirsch – guitars
Jeremy Henry – guitars

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality
http://abnormality.bigcartel.com

 

PRODUCT OF HATE Reveal Spring Tour Dates with MUSHROOMHEAD

Mushroomhead tour

Are you ready to be BURIED IN VIOLENCE? This Spring, PRODUCT OF HATE will hit the road for their first tour since the release of their Napalm Records debut, BURIED IN VIOLENCE. Hailed as “One of 12 Bands to Watch in 2016” by Metal Hammer/Team Rock, PRODUCT OF HATE will be heading out on a U.S. run in support of MUSHROOMHEAD.  Following the success of their recent single and video for “Monster,” the band has filmed two more music videos, the first of which, “Kill. You. Now.” will be released in the coming weeks. See the full run of currently confirmed live dates for PRODUCT OF HATE below, and stay tuned for more dates to be announced in the near future.

 

Frontman Adam Gilley cannot wait to hit the road:

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to be hitting the road again, this time in honor of our debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE. Being a longtime fan, and having attended many of their concerts over the years, it’s especially exciting that it’s MUSHROOMHEAD taking us out with them on this run. They’re an incredible live act, and we’re looking forward to playing with them, as well as Sumo Cyco and Madame Mayhem in the weeks ahead. Let’s bring the chaos!”

 

PRODUCT OF HATE On Tour with MUSHROOMHEAD, Madame Mayhem, Sumo Cyco (select dates)

*   Apr 30 The Odeon Concert Club – Cleveland, OH

*   May 01 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY

*   May 02 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

*   May 03 Sherlock’s – Erie, PA

*   May 05 Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH

*   May 06 The Dawg House – Waynesboro, PA

*   May 07 The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY

*   May 08 Gin Mill – Northampton, PA

*   May 11 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC

*   May 14 The Haven – Winter Park, FL

*   May 15 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

*   May 16 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY

*   May 17 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

*   May 18 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

*   May 19 The Thompson House – Newport, KY

*   May 20 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

*   May 21 Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI

*   May 22 The Rave/Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

*   May 23 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI

*   May 24 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL

*   May 25 Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE

*   May 26 Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb Rock Garden – Waterloo, IA

*   May 27 HOME: House of Music and Entertainment – Arlington Heights, IL

*   May 28 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

*   May 29 Realm -Toledo, OH

 

Released by Napalm Records on CD/LP/Digital on February 5, 2016, PRODUCT OF HATE‘s BURIED IN VIOLENCEhit #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers – East North Central Chart, was CMJ’s #3 most added at radio the week prior to release, and hit the #8 Bullet spot on the CMJ chart for release week. The self-produced album was recorded by Scott Creekmore at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois, and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Death) at SafeHouse Production in Florida.  Timed with the release of the album, PRODUCT OF HATE‘s “Monster” became the first single from the band to find a steady home on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, a first entry into a new realm.

 

About the Band: PRODUCT OF HATE was formed in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2007. Nearly a decade in, and the band holds the unique distinction of having the same lineup since the start – Vocalist Adam Gilley, Drummer Mike McGuire, Bassist Mark Campbell, and the lefty/righty guitar duo of brothers Geno (Lead) and Cody (Rhythm) Rathbone.

 

The band developed it’s crushing style of American metal while honing its skill, eventually landing support slots in front of bands such as Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Chimaira, Gwar, Hatebreed, Job For A Cowboy and more. The band signed a global deal with Austrian Metal Powerhouse Napalm Records in late 2014, embarking on a 2015 North American Tour with Allegaeon and The Agonist before releasing their full-length debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCEin early 2016. (For a detailed band history and timeline of events, click here)

 

Follow PRODUCT OF HATE:

*   www.productofhate.com

*   www.facebook.com/productofhateofficial/

*   www.twitter.com/productofhate

*   www.instagram.com/product_of_hate_band/

 

PRODUCT OF HATE Music Videos:

*   “Monster”

*   “…As Your Kingdom Falls” (lyric video)

*   “Unholy Manipulator”

*   “Blood Coated Concrete”

*    Album Preview (snippets)

 

Countdown to Rock on the Range 2016

rotr-204x300Countdown to Rock on the Range 2016 and the anticipation is extremely high. A sold out event and the 10th Anniversary of one of the nation’s largest festival. If you have your tickets you will be treated to a weekend of vast greatness. A phenomenal lineup and experience is planned.

As previously announced, tickets for the festival are SOLD OUT, marking the fourth year in a row that tickets have sold out in advance. However, as part of a partnership with the Ohio Lottery, ROTR fans have the chance to purchase a limited number of single day tickets to the SOLD OUT event at face value. For more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer courtesy of the Ohio Lottery, go to facebook.com/ohiolottery.

The incredible music lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Deftones, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, SIXX:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists.

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, a Craft Beer Village featuring top breweries from the region, the Rock On The Range Photo Gallery, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

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