Maryland Deathfest has proven itself to be the greatest North American extreme metal festival year after year, with a consistently stellar lineup complete with a multitude of exclusive performances from disbanded, foreign or typically non-touring acts. This year was no different, as Agoraphobic Nosebleed appeared onstage for their first ever live-performance, of which their is fan-footage available. However, despite the solid video quality and overall great performance, there is something missing – literally – from the band’s debut concert. Watch the videos and read more after the jump:
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Summer Slaughter Tour has succeeded at both enlisting some of the biggest names in death metal and its off-shoot genres as well as conjure a flurry of quarreling comments about whether the lineup adheres to what its “Most Extreme Tour of the Year” tagline implies. Yet, what is often undiscussed is how generally predictable Summer Slaughter has become, both in its lineups and the arguments surrounding them. Look for a breakdown of this year’s Summer Slaughter lineup and a commentary on the tour as a whole after the jump:
Australian progressive/extreme/violin (?) metal heroes Ne Obliviscaris have finally made good on the promise of last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign, having announced their first ever world tour in support of sophomore record Citadel. Tour dates and more after the jump!
Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Down fame has recently gained recognition for his label Housecore Records and its affiliation with Author & Punisher, Eyehategod, Crowbar and more. All of this clout has helped Anselmo throw two horror film and heavy music festivals, with the third installment having just been announced for this August. Head past the jump to see which bands have landed on the bill thus far:
In preparing for the release of their fourteenth studio album The Plague Within, prolific gothic metal act Paradise Lost have announced a European tour that will begin this fall. Head past the jump to find information for dates, venues and tickets:
The second Life and Death Tour has been announced for this August, and will be featuring Baltimore’s Turnstile (who will be on the whole tour, unlike last year when they played only a few shows), Long Island’s own Backtrack (though, aren’t headlining like they did last year), New Jersey’s Heavy Chains, with the headliner + 1 more TBA. Rumors of Terror, Bane and Trapped Under Ice headlining the tour have been floating around, but who knows, best not to get your hopes up. If you caught last year’s Life and Death tour (or any of the bands on any of their previous tours), you know how great the show is. Head past the jump for the full list of tour dates:
Australian progressive power band Voyager have just released their new music video for “Seasons of Age,” which premiered over on our down under blog brothers Heavy Magazine. We’ve got the goods for you here, so click the link below to get your eyeballs and ears full of glorious riffs.
Over the past five years, Kentucky based Louisville Deathfest has compiled solid lineups of both elder-statesman and up-and-comers in extreme metal, including Gorgasm, Rivers of Nihil, Nachtmystium, Enfold Darkness, Young and In the Way, Putrid Pile and Devourment. This year’s installment continues the festival’s strong tradition of composing great bills, as this year’s headliner will be Virginia eminent melodic tech death group Arsis, whom we featured here in our “Best of Tech Death” list. Head past the jump to see the rest of the lineup:
Baltimore, MD locals Perihelion will be hitting the road this June to dominate the east coast of the US, starting in Raleigh, NC and capping things off in their hometown over the course of two weeks. The band of youths, the five of them being around the age of 19, have their own brand of technical death metal reminiscent of the likes of Rings of Saturn, The Faceless, and some Akeldama thrown into the mix as well.
Grab tour dates and their first single, “Holy Infestation,” behind the cut!
New Jersey natives Old Wounds have all the announcements this week. The metallic hardcore menaces will release The Suffering Spirit next month through Good Fight Music and have released the first track from the album, lovingly titled “Rest In Piss”. The announcements don’t stop there though as the band are taking Vein out on a short East Coast tour to coincide with the albums release. Get over the jump to peep the new track, find out more about the album and see if they are playing near you too.