Jinjer Book North American Tour Dates with Hanabie and Born Of Osiris



Following the recent release of their first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles (via Napalm Records), Ukrainian progressive metal giants, Jinjer, have just announced a North American tour for Fall, 2024. Support comes from fast-rising Japanese metalcore unit Hanabie. and progressive metalcore mainstays Born Of Osiris. Jinjer are currently in the studio recording their fifth studio album, fans can expect to hear a handful of brand new, never-before-heard tracks on the tour. Find live listings and more below.
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Mayhem Festival Returns for 2024 and Books Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red and More


As previously reported, Mayhem Festival will return as a single-destination event in Southern California on October 12, 2024. 23 bands will perform at the festival, which will be held at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, where Mayhem first began. Bad Omens will headline, along with Parkway Drive, Architects, Jinjer, Poppy, Kittie, August Burns Red, and many more at the list below. 19 bands will perform at the festival for the first time and tickets are not on sale yet. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Capstan – The Mosaic


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Jinjer, Converge, God Forbid, 3 Inches Of Blood, Hanabie, Carbomb, Gost, Cave In, and More are Booked for The Second Ever Metal injection Festival


Metal Injection announces their second annual Metal Injection Festival, ft. Jinjer, Converge, God Forbid, 3 Inches Of Blood, Hanabie and many more bands! 31 bands, 3 stages + 2 days of rock and metal that runs the gamut between death metal, djent, metal core, hardcore, doom, rock, gothic metal, thrash, industrial, slam and more! Taking place in Brooklyn, NY at Meadows and Brooklyn Monarch from September 21-22, 2024! Early Bird Tix now on sale in limited quantities.Continue reading


Extortionist Share Their New Single “Dissociate” – Album Coming Soon



Heavy metal mainstays, Extortionist, have just dropped their latest single, “Dissociate.” The new track can be found on the band’s forthcoming full-length album Devoid of Love & Light out on Friday, May 18, via Unique Leader Records. Check it out in the article below.
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Cult Of Fire to Perform with Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague at Brutal Assault



In a unique tribute to Czech classical composer, Bedřich Smetanat, black metal band, Cult Of Fire will join their forces with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Together they will deliver a special set commissioned by Brutal Assault, an experience not seen at the festival before, and rarely elsewhere. Keep reading below for more details.
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Born Of Osiris Shares a New Single and Music Video for “A Mind Short Circuiting” – European Tour Dates Incoming


Born Of Osiris have released their brand new single “A Mind Short Circuiting” along with an official visualiser, streaming now via Sumerian Records. In 2023, the band dropped ‘Torchbearer’, the first single and music video since the release of their smash-hit 2021 album Angel or Alien, which includes the lead single “White Nile,” the album’s titular track “Angel or Alien,” “Poster Child,” “Shadowmourne” and “Oathbreaker” which altogether have amassed over 13.6 million streams on Spotify and nearly 6 million views on YouTube. Stream the new track and watch the visualizer here: Continue reading


Extortionist Drop Single and Video for “Devoid of Love & Light” and Announce New Album



Extortionist have announced that they will release their new album, Devoid of Love & Light, on Friday, May 17th, via Unique Leader Records. They band have also shared the title track as a single and video. It follows their Devoid EP (the precursor to the forthcoming full-length) which included the tracks “Out of Touch”, “A Grim Disconnect” and most recently released, “Drained of Life”. Extortionist will also be hitting the stage across North America from April, alongside Born of Osiris, Attila, Traitors, and Not Enough Space on The Angels & Villains Tour 2024. Keep reading below for the new video, live listings, and more.
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Abbath, Darvaza, Devil Master, Dødheimsgard, Grand Magus, Impaled Nazarene, Khold, Primordial, Triumph Of Death and More Booked for Brutal Assault 2024


 

The blackest wave of black metal will undoubtedly come from a act whose name speaks for itself: Abbath will play the songs of Immortal! All fans of the dark genre will also enjoy Triumph Of Death, who, led by Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, Celtic Frost), will once again play the songs of the legendary Hellhammer. The strongest Norwegian wave with an inimitable style will come with the underground cult Tulus and the personally connected Khold, experimental and avant-garde tones with Dødheimsgard / DHG and Ved Buens Ende, and the Nidrosian-connected Darvaza will put on a wild show. Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival, Live at Crew Stadium Part 1


 

Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival returned to Columbus, Ohio for the first time after taking three gap years.

Let’s begin with a little context. The inaugural instance of Sonic Temple was in 2019. Leading up to the event, festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) had discontinued an arrangement with AEG Presents to jointly produce Rock On The Range, the festival in Columbus, Ohio that Sonic Temple replaced. So, Sonic Temple needed to be different enough from Rock On The Range to dispel any raised eyebrows about the move. DWP also broke off ties at about the same time with AEG for their jointly created Carolina Rebellion festival and started a new one in its place called Epicenter. While those moves might have been sound business decisions, it still turned out to be a tough year for DWP festivals.

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