Gel Share a Single and Video for “Mirage” and Announce Their New EP



NJ hardcore heavyweights, Gel, recently shared their new single, “Mirage.” Accompanied by a music video, it is taken from their upcoming EP, Persona – the follow up to their 2023 debut full-length, Only Constant. Gel have also signed with the Blue Grape Music record label for the release of Persona, which is due out on August 16th. Head into the article below for the new video and more from the band.
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The Black Dahlia Murder Books European Headline Tour Dates and Festivals for The First Time Since 2019


The Black Dahlia Murder will be returning overseas this summer for their first tour across Europe since 2019 including performances at festivals like Party San, Download, Graspop, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze, and more. Support for select dates comes from Suffocation, Shadow of Intent, and Decapitated. See dates and support breakdown below and get your tickets at the links below.Continue reading


Karnivool Book European and UK Tour Dates and Festival Appearances



Australian prog metallers, Karnivool have announced their return to the UK and Europe, as part of their Tri Continental Drift tour. Coming off the back of a headline run in their home country, these dates will comprise of headline and festival appearances, kicking off June 13th at Greenfield Festival, Switzerland. The band have also been in the studio in 2024, with further information to follow. Head into the article below for the live listings and more.
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Defects Share “Lockdown” Video from Upcoming New Album


UK metallers, Defects, have announced the release of their brand new debut album, Modern Error, on 24 May via Mascot Records. The band have also revealed the video for their song “Lockdown,” and started booking out their live schedule for 2024, including festival appearances and tour dates with Orbit Culture. Keep reading for the new video and more.Continue reading


Mr. Bungle Book UK Tour Dates Including Download Festival Debut


Mr. Bungle have announced a string of UK live dates, dubbing it the Raging Wrath of the UK tour. Named in homage to their post hiatus album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny demo (October 2020), the run includes their first ever performance at Download Festival. Keep reading below for the full live listings and more.

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Defects Share Video for “Broken Bloodlines” – On Tour Now with Of Mice and Men


Having dropped their latest video last week, “Broken Bloodlines”, Defects have just set off on an 18 date, UK and EU tour, supporting Of Mice & Men. This follows the announcement that they will be playing Download 2024. Keep reading below for the video and more live information.

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Palaye Royale to Play Intimate Heavy Awards Charity Show in London


Rockers Palaye Royale to play Intimate Heavy Awards charity show at London’s Borderline club to benefit music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. The show will take place on Monday 17 June 2019, with support from fast-rising UK act Black Futures. Tickets will go on sale at 9 am tomorrow, on Thursday 6 June via Ticketweb priced at £20. All proceeds will be donated to Nordoff Robbins. Tickets will be available to purchase at the link below. This show will come the weekend after the band appears at Isle Of Wight and Download festivals. Continue reading


MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Pleiades on The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gallows and More!


Post-Hardcore band Pleiades are releasing their new EP, At Your Mercy via the AWAL label this week, on May 31st. Some of the guys in the band submitted themselves to our unforgiving feature, recounting their single favorite concert ever. Pre-order the EP at this link here, check out their new video, and their stories. Continue reading


Tool Posts New Artwork Visualizers On Their Website


As Ghost Cult broke the news this weekend, things are heating up in the Tool camp and we may yet get that long-awaited album this spring. The band posted two new visualizers on their website today, which you can see below, courtesy of Metal Injection. No music with them, sadly, but definitely the tripped out artwork the band is famous for on their albums, videos, and stage shows. Speaking of shows, Tool will be the headliners for Chicago Open Air, Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, as well as Download, and a full European tour. Continue reading


Ozzy, Judas Priest, Meshuggah And Myrkur Among The Winners At The Golden Gods Awards


Last night Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Meshuggah, Myrkur, Maynard James Keenan, Jessica Pimentel and many more took home the statues at the 16th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Hosted by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and saw Carpenter Brut, Myrkur, Meshuggah, Baroness and Parkway Drive perform in front of a packed crowd at Indigo at the O2 in London. Ozzy won the evening’s top award, fittingly the Golden God Award in service to his solo career in music. Continue reading