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GOATWHORE Announce Additional May Shows With 3 INCHES OF BLOOD

New Orleans, LA natives GOATWHORE will be embarking on their first tour of 2013 this March. They will be touring in support of punk legends, THE CASUALTIES, for a string of dates throughout the west coast and up to Texas.

Following those shows, Goatwhore’s co-headlining tour begins in on April 11th in Kelowna, BC with one of Canada’s finest metal exports, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. The tour will swing back into the states for shows in the Midwest and on the east coast, including an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest XV.

At the end of April, supporting acts REVOCATION and RAMMING SPEED will join for a portion of the tour, followed by dates in May with WITHERED and ABIOTIC. The confirmed list of shows can be seen below.

Goatwhore tour dates:

March (with The Casualties, Havok)
27 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
28 – Corpus Christi, TX – Zeros
29 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
30 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

April (with The Casualties, Havok)
1 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
2 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
3 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
7 – Reno, NV – The Alley
8 – Portland, OR – Branx
9 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

April
10 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

April (with 3 Inches of Blood)
11 – Kelowna, BC – Level Night Club
12 – Calgary, AB – Gateway
13 – Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre
14 – Regina, SK – Exchange
15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo Cabaret
16 – Eau Claire, WI – House Of Rock
17 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
18 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
20 – Worcester, MA – Palladium / New England Metal Fest
21 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
22 – Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
24 – Charlottetown, NB – Hunter’s Ale House
25 – Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar
26 – Moncton, NB – OC Nightclub
27 – Halifax, NS – Michael’s

April (with 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, Ramming Speed)
28 – Bucksport, ME – The Kave
29 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
30 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s

May (with 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, Ramming Speed)
1 – Middletown, NY – Sounds Asylum
2 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
3 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
4 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class (no Revocation)

May (with 3 Inches of Blood, Withered)
6 – Newport, KY – Thompson House
7 – Louisville, KY – Diamonds Pub
8 – Nashville, TN – Exit-In
9 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum w/ Abiotic
11 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s w/ Abiotic
12 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar w/ Abiotic
14 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *
15 – New Orleans, LA – Hangar 13 *

* No Withered

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Is Heavy Metal Bad for You? Or Is It a Lifesaver?

Laina Dawes, author of the book “What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal” (Bazillion Points), was recently interviewed on the “Ontario Today” show on CBC Radio Canada. During the chat, she defended heavy metal against new research that suggests a link between the music and teens getting into trouble with the law.

The full interview is available for streaming at this location.

Featuring a foreword by Skin of SKUNK ANANSIE, “What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal” is available now in softcover wherever books are sold, and in eBook form via the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iTunes Books, and Kobo platforms.

For more information, visit www.bazillionpoints.com.

Laina Dawes is a journalist, cultural critic, and photographer. She has contributed to CBC Radio, Metal Edge, The Wire, Afrotoronto.com, and Blogher.com. An active public speaker, she has appeared at SXSW and the EMP pop music conference. She lives in Toronto, and her personal blog lives at WritingIsFighting.com.

HYPOCRISY: ‘End Of Disclosure’ Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for “End Of Disclosure”, the title track of the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, can be seen below. Due in Europe on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren at his Abyss Studio in Sweden. The artwork was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER).

A listening party for the new album took place on January 12 at Abyss Studios. A four-minute video clip shot at the event, featuring the first impressions of the international press, can be seen below.

“This time, I wanted to go back to the basics,” says Peter. “[I] felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums. It’s straight to the point. It’s more HYPOCRISY than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic. Enjoy!”

“End Of Disclosure” track listing:

01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return

HYPOCRISY‘s latest DVD/CD, “Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”, was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

HYPOCRISY‘s latest album, “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“End Of Disclosure” lyric video:

BLACK TUSK Begin Work on New EP

 

Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have commenced work on new material for their upcoming EP. The EP is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. Drummer James May checked to comment on the progress of the release:

“This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days BLACK TUSK sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later.”

The band will be taking a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. The tour begins March 1st in Spartanburg, SC and runs through April 7th in Chicago, IL. A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

BLACK TUSK is scheduled to appear at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Details and location will be announced shortly.   Additionally BLACK TUSK are working with UnBlock the Rock (UBTR), an independent grassroots movement, working tirelessly to bring Cuban metal band Escape to the United States in March for this year’s SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas to perform the first Cuban heavy metal concert on U.S. soil. To help UBTR quickly raise funds over the next few weeks to cover Escape’s travel and visa costs to SXSW, BLACK TUSKdonated a track to The Red Album, UBTR’s first compilation CD now available by donation atwww.unblocktherock.com.

 

BLACK TUSK latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full at this location. The album is available for purchase via Relapse.com here and iTunes here.

 

BLACK TUSK is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Recordswebsite and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

 

Black Tusk Headline Dates:

3/1: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

3/2: Chesapeake, VA @ Roger’s Sports Pub (With Iron Reagan)

3/3: Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile

3/4: Frederick, MD @ Café 611

3/5: Reading, PA @ Reverb

 

Black Tusk with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp:

3/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

3/7: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs

3/8: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

3/9: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

3/10: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater

3/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Upstairs)

3/12: Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

3/13: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Korova

3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/17: Dallas, TX @ Sandbar Cantina (headliner)

3/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

3/20: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

3/21: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite

3/24: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

3/25: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room

3/26: Portland, OR @ Rotture

3/27: Seattle, WA @ Highline

3/28: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

3/29: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

3/30: Kamloops, BC @ Bailey’s Pub

4/1: Calgary, AB @ The Palomino

4/2: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s

4/4: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret

4/5: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

4/6: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

LAMB OF GOD frontman returns to the Czech Republic to Stand Trial for Manslaughter

Via: Bravewords.com

 

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe is back in the Czech Republic, standing trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a fan, Daniel Nosek, at a Prague concert over two years ago. Nosek’s parents are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

The day after his first appearance in court (on February 4th), Blythe issued the open letter below via Instagram:

“I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me, many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and, of course, things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest and fight for my freedom in my own way. I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying, ‘Fuck the Czech Republic,’ etc. This is not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over. I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead; what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them?

Here, look at this picture; a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful.

I hope to see y’all soon.”

According to Blesk.cz, Blythe arrived for court about 15 minutes before the scheduled start time this morning (Monday, February 4th). Before court he did not speak with reporters, but remained in conversation only with his lawyer.

“And so it begins. I am calm and prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers”, he wrote via Instagram.

In court, Blythe stated: “I kept my word. I said that I’d get to court today and I did. I do not shy away from responsibility. I’m not a person who runs away from problems. But I do not want to be punished for something I did not do.”

Randy explained that normally fans are strictly forbidden from going on the stage. But here it was different. People climbed up and got between the band members.

“The death of a fan breaks my heart”, said Blythe.

Read more and view video footage at Blesk.cz.

As previously reported, the court, which had three months to set a trial date, deemed there was enough evidence to proceed with the case, acting quickly after the Czech State Attorney officially filed manslaughter charges against the 41-year-old in early December.

Blythe was held in custody in the Czech Republic after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27th. It is alleged that during a May 24th, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed the 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of a bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.