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

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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:

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https://twitter.com/otepofficial    

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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

 

OTEP Drops Video For “In Cold Blood”

Otep

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.

 

OTEP GENERATION DOOM TOUR:

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**

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/otepofficial 

https://twitter.com/otepofficial    

https://instagram.com/otepofficial   

http://oteploves.me/   

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TOOTHGRINDER ARE “BLUE” – BAND PREMIERES NEW VIDEO VIA LAMBGOAT

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New Jersey’s finest TOOTHGRINDER and Lambgoat have teamed up to premiere the bands video for “Blue” from the band’s debut album Nocturnal Masquerade, out now through Spinefarm Records.

 

Watch it HERE.

 

“‘Blue’ is one of the more rhythmic songs on the record,” the band told Lambgoat. “It is also one of the few songs in which we chose to apply an alternative tuning, in which added a cool dynamic to the album. It is arguably one of our favorites and the most fun to play live.”

 

TOOTHGRINDER are currently touring with Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire, and 36 Crazyfists. The band will announce major summer tour plans shortly, so stay tuned.

 

TOOTHGRINDER recently added guitarist Johnuel Hasney to their lineup. ICYMI: Drummer Wills Weller (and his larger-than-life hair) had a cameo in the hit HBO music industry series Vinyl.

 

 

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/toothgrinder.usa

https://twitter.com/TOOTHGRINDERUSA

 

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 raiseyourhornsvideo@gmail.com. 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 amonamarth.com, 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.”MetalSucks.net (USA) (4.5/5)

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

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.”PopMatters.com (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:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

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