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OTEP Drops Video For “In Cold Blood”


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!


OTEP ‘s seventh studio album and Napalm Records debut: GENERATION DOOM produced by Howard Benson was released last Friday! April 15th.  GENERATION DOOM can be ordered HERE.


The latest single from the GENERATION DOOM, entitled “In Cold Blood”  has been receiving radio play across the country and today OTEP unveils the epic video for the song.  The video was directed Paul R. Brown who has worked with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Audioslave, Slipknot, Sevendust, Bullet for My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold and Static-X to name a few.  Watch the video 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.


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.



4/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**

4/21: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground

4/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

4/23: Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center

4/24: Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**

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**


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Amon Amarth invites fans to “Raise Your Horns” for new music video

Amon Amarth - Raise Your Horns

Amon Amarth is inviting fans around the globe to be a part of their forthcoming video for “Raise Your Horns”! The video will include live clips of the band performing in multiple countries, plus you – the fans – raising your horns to Amon Amarth! Do you have a wall plastered with Amon Amarth and other metal posters? Did you just attend a live show or are going to one soon? Send us clips of you and your friends raising your horns to the band for a chance to be included in the video. Clips should be e-mailed to YouTube links should include #RaiseYourHorns in the title. Submissions are requested to be sent in by May 27th, 2016. The video is tentatively scheduled for a June release.

Currently on tour with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus, Amon Amarth recently released their new album, Jomsviking, to critical acclaim. Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit, where the record is available in various formats, and the videos for “At Dawn’s First Light” and “First Kill” can be viewed.

See below for upcoming North American tour dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus

Apr. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Apr. 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 25 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr. 28 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Apr. 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth
May 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 2 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 5 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
May 6 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
May 7 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
May 9 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
May 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
May 14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
May 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
May 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater

Read on for some reviews of Jomsviking:

“‘Jomsviking‘ is sure to satisfy Amon Amarth fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.” (USA) (4.5/5)

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.” (USA) (8.5/10)

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.” (USA)

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!”Metal Hammer (Germany)

“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.”Powerplay (UK) (9/10)

“…this is killer business as usual…”Metal Hammer (UK)

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.”Musicology (UK) (8/10)

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar

Amon Amarth online:

Emerging Hard Rockers EVERLIT Release Energetic New Single ‘R.E.D.’ via 3Thirteen Music/eOne Music

Everlit promo pic

Philadelphia-based hard rock group EVERLIT burst onto the scene last year with their Renovate EP and single “Break Away”, which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock indicator chart during the week of its release last summer and spent 20 consecutive weeks in the top 10 on Loudwire’s Battle Royale.


Now, the group is back with a brand new single, entitled “R.E.D.” – an energetic, unforgettable tune that is available for streaming now via Philadelphia’s Rock Station 93.3 WMMR. Listen here:


“R.E.D.” is available for purchase at the locations below:



Google Play:


The track previews EVERLIT‘s upcoming tour, visiting several east coast and Midwest cities this April and May. The tour includes the band’s upcoming performance at the 3rd Annual Rock and Ride for the Cure, taking place at Havana in New Hope, PA on May 28th. Just in time for the nice weather, what better way to spend the day than with a motorcycle ride and concert event to raise money to fight cancer! Bikers from all over are welcome to ride and join the event – see the hyperlink above for more information and visit for all confirmed tour dates.


EVERLIT Tour Dates:

April 15 – Hickory, NC @ The Wizard

April 16 – Anderson, SC @ TJ Whispers

April 19 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse

April 20 – Sevierville, TN @ Club 1341

April 21 – New Bern, NC @ Mickey Milligan’s

April 22 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub

May 13 – Cranston, RI @ 1150 Oak Bar

May 14 – Pennellville, NY @ Monirae’s

May 15 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost

May 18 – Battle Creek, MI @ TBA

May 19 – Joliet, IL @ The Tree

May 20 – Bradley, IL @ The Looney Bin

May 21 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz

May 22 – Beckley, WV @ TBA

May 28 – New Hope, PA @ Havana



Formed in 2014, EVERLIT is comprised of five long-time friends with a shared passion for music – evident in their addictive and perfected hard rock sound. Since its release, 2015’s Renovate EP and “Break Away” single have received great coverage from Loudwire, AXS, AntiMusic, National Rock Review, Shout It Loud Reviews,, and more. In just under two years, EVERLIT has appeared at Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA, as well as on recent tours with Otherwise, In This Moment, 36 Crazyfists and Trapt.


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Ryan Panfil – Vocals

Jordan Panfil – Guitar

Fidelity – Drums

Anthony Michael – Guitar

Kyle Wegman – Bass

Abnormality premieres new video for “Mechanisms of Omniscience” via


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 video for the title track (directed and produced by Jim Foster of can be viewed now at

Be sure to check out the following previously released singles for another taste of Mechanisms of Omniscience:
–“Cymatic Hallucinations”:

To pre-order Mechanisms of Omniscience, please visit, where the record is available in various formats.

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

In conjunction with Mechanisms of Omniscience‘s release, Abnormality will join Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, and Lody Kong on a USA trek that kicks off April 22nd in San Antonio, TX. 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:

ILL NIÑO Performing Groundbreaking Debut Album “Revolution, Revolución” in its Entirety Each Night + Fan Favorites Featuring Direct Support from Bobaflex + Select Dates Featuring Terror Universal, Shattered Sun, Saint Diablo and Voodoo Terror Tribe

Il Nino 15 Years of Revolution tour

The tour will feature direct support from Bobaflex, plus additional support from Terror Universal, Shattered Sun, Saint Diablo and Voodoo Terror Tribe on select dates. The tourwill hit a total of 45 North American cities before coming to a close in Santa Ana, CA on June 25th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.


Tickets for the tour are on sale now via Gold and Platinum VIP packs are also available via Soundrink, featuring the items listed below.


“Gold VIP Pack” will include (buy via Soundrink):

Meet & Greet and photo opp with ILL NIÑO

ONE 11×17 tour poster

ONE exclusive ILL NIÑO t-shirt

ONE Revolution wall flag

TWO tickets to the show

ONE tour VIP Laminate w/ lanyard


“Platinum VIP Pack” (via Soundrink):

Soundcheck viewing

VIP area viewing

Meet & Greet and photo opp with ILL NIÑO

ONE 11×17 tour poster

ONE exclusive ILL NIÑO t-shirt

ONE Revolution wall flag

TWO tickets to the show

ONE tour VIP Laminate w/ lanyard

Vinyl copy of a Revolution single



Lead vocalist Cris Machado states, “Nearly two decades later, onward we march to the sound of the war drums. It’s safe to say we owe it all to our fans. For our first 10 tours, Revolution, Revolución songs were all we played. Sadly a lot of our debut album went unperformed for many years thereafter, so now’s your chance to hear it again! Some may think it’s cliché, but the fact is 15 years later here we are and damn fucking right, we’re gonna celebrate! We live and die ILL NIÑO army, ILL NIÑO familia. Come celebrate 15 Years of Revolution and Latin Metal insanity with us!”


ILL NIÑO “15 Years of Revolution” Tour Dates w/ Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Shattered Sun, Saint Diablo and Voodoo Terror Tribe:

Opening bands vary per date, check your local venue listings for individual date line-ups

5/5 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

5/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

5/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

5/8 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut

5/10 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Back Room

5/11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

5/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

5/13 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

5/14 – Tyler, TX @ Click’s

5/15 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

5/17 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

5/18 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

5/19 – Manchester, NH @ Jewel

5/20 – Salisbury Beach, MA @ Splash

5/21 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

5/22 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

5/24 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

5/25 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost

5/26 – Columbus, OH @ Summit

5/27 – Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main

5/28 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Club

5/29 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar

5/31 – Omaha, NE @ Shamrocks

6/1 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom

6/2 – Janesville, WI @ The Back Bar

6/3 – Joliet, IL @ Bada Brew

6/4 – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill

6/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

6/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s

6/8 – Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb

6/9 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

6/10 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

6/11 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway

6/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge

6/14 – Spokane, WA @ The Palomino

6/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

6/16 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

6/17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

6/18 – Idaho Falls, ID @ East Idaho Auto Auction – SEIRAM FEST 2

6/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

6/21 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

6/22 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

6/23 – Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater

6/24 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

6/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Malone’s


Stay tuned for more dates and information via



ILL NIÑO‘s Latin roots run bloody and deep.  Melodic vocals, bilingual lyrics, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and Latin percussion, and Salsa-infused bass lines make up the groundbreaking sound that defines ILL NIÑO.


New Jersey/New York born ILL NIÑO formed in late 1999 and became the epitome of Latin Metal in 2001 with their monster debut album, Revolution, Revolución.  Strong airplay for their first single “What Comes Around” and slots on both Ozzfest, and Jagermeister tours in 2002, helped the album sell nearly 430,000 units worldwide. ILL NIÑO returned with their sophomore release Confession and managed to surpass their debut sales, selling over 500,000 copies worldwide.  The success of Confession also spawned the top 10 single “How Can I Live” which became the featured single on the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack and film.


In 2014, ILL NIÑO landed a spot on the prestigious Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, playing to thousands of metal fans across the U.S.  The sextet’s relentless international touring in Europe, Australia, South America, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, China and Japan, plus sharing stages around the globe with the likes of Linkin Park, Disturbed, Guns & Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Korn, and Sevendust, has established ILL NIÑO as one of the most lethal live bands of the decade.


Now, 15 years after the release of their debut album, ILL NIÑO continues to show their roots and pave the way for Latin metal.


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Lead Vocals – Cristian Machado

Drums – Dave Chavarri

Bass – Laz Pina

Lead Guitar – Ahrue Luster

Rhythm Guitar – Diego Verduzco

Percussion – Oscar Santiago


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