January 2024


This spring, Death Metal fans will be treated to an epic night of music on the 'Cancel Culture Over North America 2024' tour. Death metal paragons DECAPITATED and Symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH are heading on a 30-day co-billing trek with melodic death metal syndicate and labelmates, KATAKLYSM as direct support. The tour will commence on April 16th in Santa Ana and will make stops in Atlanta, Toronto, and Minneapolis before concluding in Los Angeles on May 19th. Joining the bands as openers are technical melodic death metal band ALLEGAEON.


04/16  U.S.    Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
04/17  U.S.    Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater
04/18  U.S.    Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
04/19  U.S.    Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04/20  U.S.    Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
04/21  U.S.    Austin, TX - Come and Take it Live
04/23  U.S.    Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
04/24  U.S.    Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell)
04/25  U.S.    Greensboro, NC - Hangar 1819
04/26  U.S.    Wilmington, DE - The Queen
04/27  U.S.    Hartford, CT - The Webster
04/28  U.S.    Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
04/29  U.S.    Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05/01  CAN    Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell
05/02  CAN    Montreal, QC - Beanfield Theater
05/03  CAN    Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
05/04  U.S.    Pittsburgh, PA - Preserving Underground
05/05  U.S.    Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center
05/06  U.S.    Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
05/07  U.S.    Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
05/08  U.S.    Joliet, IL - The Forge
05/10  U.S.    Minneapolis, MN - Green Room
05/11  CAN    Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater
05/12  CAN    Saskatoon, SK - Louis (USSU)
05/13  CAN    Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
05/14  CAN    Calgary, AB - The Back Alley
05/16  CAN    Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
05/17  U.S.    Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
05/18  CAN    San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
05/19  U.S.    Los Angeles, CA - 1720



Deathcore juggernaut CARNIFEX released their latest album Necromanteum last fall followed by a U.S. run in support of the new music. Continuing the momentum, the band is kicking off the new year with a music video for the single 'Torn In Two' followed by a European/UK run this March and a U.S. tour in May.

CARNIFEX's Scott Ian Lewis states, “We had an amazing time on the Necromanteum US tour and we’re happy to catch some of the good times on that tour in this 'Torn In Two' music video.”

Watch the music video for 'Torn In Two' directed by Tyler Kosec and Nox Nohi, here:


For almost three decades, the US/French Canadian-based melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM has delivered unapologetic waves of powerful sound across the entire globe.

The band’s fifteenth full-length studio album, Goliath, was released last August via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the title track.

KATAKLYSM'S Maurizio Iacono states, "As we enter a new year we cannot forget about the struggles the world is in and the darkness that engulfs it, however as the story tells of ancient bravery. No enemy is too big and no enemy is too strong … we are living through a modern-day Davis vs Goliath situation, it’s time to rise up together and bond that energy as one against the machine! Enjoy this video we shot for the title track GOLIATH as we prepare to embark on a world mission in the name of metal and freedom!"

Watch the music video for 'Goliath' directed and edited by Chris Kells Productions, here:


American Thrash Metal band Silvertonguedevil released their new single "Royalty" from the band's upcoming EP "Conquest of the Inferno". The new single was recorded in "Reeltime Audio Studios", and mixed/mastered by Eric Delegard.



Silvertonguedevil was formed in 2005 in Dallas Texas and has released three full length albums and two eps under their own label “All Devils Music”. The band consists of Craig Meinhart (vocals), John Tapia (guitars), Brandon Chandler (bass) and Josh Leicht (drums). The first single “Royalty” features a guest solo from guitarist Mike Wilson of thrash band CHEMICAUST.


Russian new Metal Opera "Witcher: Time of Wolves" presented their debut single from the upcoming project "Time of Wolves". As the creators themselves say, is a musical fanfiction based on the works of Andrzej Sapkowski and CDPR games. It invites the listener to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of monster hunters under the guitar riffs of classic Heavy Metal. The project has presented its third work, which has become the title track.

Check out the single linked below:


The track "Time of Wolves," performed by Anton Gruzinsky (Age of Rage) and Sergey Dneprovsky (Citadel), serves as an excellent beginning for the entire metal project, which is sure to delight fans with future works.

Mixing - Sergey Lazar/ARKONA (CDM RECORDS)
Vocal recording and production - Dmitry Mashkov (Arktida)


NOTHING MORE are pleased to announce their co-headline North American 2024 tour with WAGE WAR including special guests Veil of Maya and Sleep Theory. The tour will kick off Tuesday, April 16 in Charlotte, NC and run through Friday, May 17 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the dates below.



4/16   Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

4/17   Birmingham, AL – Avalon Brewing Company

4/18   New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore

4/20   Austin, TX – Stubb’s

4/22   Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park (outdoor)

4/24   Riverside, CCA – RMA

4/25   San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark ^

4/28   Albuquerque, NM - REVEL

4/30   Kansas City, MO - The Midland Theatre

5/1      Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom

5/3      Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center

5/4      East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt

5/5      Omaha, NE – The Astro

5/7      Madison, WI – The Sylvee

5/8      Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

5/10   Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center

5/11    Columbus, OH – Kemba Live ^

5/12   Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^

5/14   Norfolk, VA – The NorVA

5/15   Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

5/17   Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room

5/8      Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre ^


Pasadena Comic Con is the premiere comic convention in Pasadena, California, much smaller in comparison to the San Diego Comic Con, but it is still a con nonetheless. This year for the recent newly New Year that is 2024, they would bring in the acts unlike any other, lots of names within the comic scene such as Johnny Yong Bosch known to many as the Black Ranger for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, when he came in for the later seasons, as well as voicing a character from the anime Bleach. Other guests like Derek Riggs the artist behind a lot of the Iron Maiden artwork, another Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Austin St. John the red ranger, as well as the original black ranger Walter Jones was there. Butch Hartman a famous animator was there, as well as Tom Kenny the voice behind Spongebob Squarepants was present, as well as many other guests.

Upon arriving around 11AM, browsing the floors for a couple of hours, meeting various guests like James Duval from 2001’s Donnie Darko, he played Frank the giant bunny rabbit. As well as getting to meet the creator of Monster High Garrett Sander, along with some other Monster High voice actor cast being alongside too. It was a fun and exciting experience to witness meeting these guests, and seeing some people dressed up in costumes too. Some characters spotted included a lot of Star Wars characters, Power Rangers, super heroes, and others roaming the halls checking out the various booths and merchandise spread about.

The hallways outside the main halls, were filled with booths, with more guests and merchandise, along with more people dressed up. Outside the convention hall was the ice cream truck from Twisted Metal the video game! This comic con whilst small did draw in a crowd, it did not sell out, but did pack it in, with it being crowded but not overly swarmed with too many people.

In the end it is another comic con to add to your list of conventions to indeed check out at least once. Having been this being my second time in attendance, I had a splendid time, roaming around, meeting guests, buying goodies, and having a fun time overall. Likely will go back again in the next if not following years, because Pasadena knows how to throw on some good but fun events all year!


#1 Active rock radio charting British rock luminaries ASKING ALEXANDRIA announce their return to the U.S. this spring on the headlining “All My Friends” North American tour in support of their most recent critically acclaimed album WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (2023) via Better Noise Music. The 27-date jaunt will stretch from April 12 in San Antonio, TX to May 18 in Tempe, AZ and include a handful of stops at radio festivals along the way. Support will be provided from special guests Memphis May Fire and The Word Alive with opening act Nerv. Check out the dates below!


4/12   San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

4/13   Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston

4/14   New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans

4/16   North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach

4/17   Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

4/19   Tampa, FL - 98Rock Fest ^

4/20   Orlando, FL – 101 WJRR Earth Day Birthday 2024 ^

4/21   Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

4/23   Richmond, VA – The National

4/25   Norfolk, VA – The Norva

4/26   Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring

4/27   Worcester, MA – Big Gig ^

4/28   Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

4/30   McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre

5/1      Columbus, OH – The Bluestone

5/3      Milwaukee, WI – Hog Fest ^

5/4      Saint Paul, MN – 93X Twin City Takeover ^

5/5      Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha

5/7      Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

5/8      Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

5/10   Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

5/11    Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House

5/12   Seattle, WA – The Showbox

5/14   Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

5/15   San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego

5/17   Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim

5/18   Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

^ Radio Festival Date (AA only)


As 2024 gets underway and with the excitement around the upcoming February run of the Machine Killer tour, metal legends Static-X and Sevendust are announcing another leg of the popular touring package that will also feature rockers DOPE and Lines of Loyalty to take place in April and May. For those unaware, The Machine Killer Tour is a reunion that is over two decades in the making and goes all the way back to 1999. Sevendust, Static-X, & DOPE were each exploding onto the scene and partnered up to create one of the most memorable tours of that year. Now 25 years later, the bands are returning for Leg 2 and Leg 3 based on the success of the 2023 run. The new dates will kick off on April 28th in Salt Lake City, UT and run through May 18th where it wraps up in Minneapolis, MN. The tour will make stops in San Francisco, CA (April 30); Vancouver, BC (May 5); Spokane, WA (May 10) and Omaha, NE (May 16) to name a few. The bands will also be appearing at the sold-out Sick New World Fest on April 27th in Las Vegas. More information on tickets for all shows and VIP packages can be found via https://static-x.com/ or https://sevendust.com.



Apr. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 30 - San Francisco, CA - The Midway
May 02 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
May 03 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
May 04 - Tacoma, WA - Temple Theater
May 05 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
May 07 - Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
May 09 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Casino
May 10 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
May 11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
May 13 - Great Falls, MT - The Newberry
May 15 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
May 16 - Omaha, NE - Steelhouse Omaha
May 17 - Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Center
May 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth

Previously announced "Machine Killer" 2024 tour dates:

Feb. 01 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Feb. 02 - Orlando, FL - Orlando Amphitheater Pavilion
Feb. 03 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (Low Ticket Warning)
Feb. 04 - Tampa, FL - Hard Rock Event Center (Sold Out)
Feb. 06 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Feb. 07 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Feb. 09 - Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana
Feb. 10 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (Low Ticket Warning)
Feb. 12 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
Feb. 13 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Feb. 14 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Feb. 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (Low Ticket Warning)
Feb. 17 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Riverworks
Feb. 18 - Toronto, ON - Pickering Resort Casino
Feb. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Feb. 21 - Columbus, OH - Kemba Live
Feb. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
Feb. 23 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
Feb. 24 - Chicago, IL - Radius
Feb. 26 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
Feb. 27 - Newport, KY - MegaCorp Pavilion
Feb. 28 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Apr. 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Sick New World (Festival Date)


LUTHARO is thrilled to announce the release of their latest single, "Reaper's Call." This release is a tantalizing preview of their upcoming album, Chasing Euphoria, slated for release on March 15th via Atomic Fire Records.

Vocalist Krista Shipperbottom enthuses, "Hey there! You look like you could use a fix and we've got just the thing! Our newest single 'Reaper's Call' is out now and ready to scratch every itch you need. Do you fancy soaring falsettos and gutturals that will make your stomach turn? What about a heavy dose of screaming guitars and adrenaline pumping drums? Well then, pick your poison and get ready for a thrill."

 In celebration of their new album, LUTHARO is hosting an exclusive release show on March 15, 2024, at the Corktown Pub (Upstairs) in Hamilton, ON, Canada. This electrifying event will mark the official launch of Chasing Euphoria, offering fans a firsthand experience of the new music. Tickets are available HERE for this must-attend event.

Check out the new video single HERE.


Peyton Parrish will kick off US dates in May at the Palladium NYC (May 3rd), The Palladium in Worcestor, MA (May 4th) and for the first time ever in Canada at MTelus in Montreal, QC on May 5th. The upcoming tour will give fans the chance to experience Peyton's music live and see for themselves what all the buzz is about. The US dates come hot off an overseas tour of Europe beginning February 2, 2024 in London – which is selling out fast. In August 2023, his dynamic set at Wacken Open Air Festival Schleswig-Holstein, Germany created a word-of-mouth phenomenon to rock fans leading to a successful run of sold out shows in Germany.



February 2 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
February 4 - Paris, France - Bataclan
February 5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
February 6 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
February 7 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex
February 9 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
February 10 - Stuttgart, Germany - Porsche Arena
February 11 - Vienna, Austria - Simm City
February 13 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
February 14 - Prague, Czechia - Roxy
February 16 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle 1
February 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Edel Optics Arena
February 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
February 20 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Culture
February 21 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
February 23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
February 24 - Oslo, Norway - Vulkan
May 3 - New York, NY - Palladium Time Square
May 4 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 5 - Montreal, QC - MTelus


DISTANT keep pushing the envelope and reinventing themselves. After releasing a number of remixes they are revealing a very special cooperation: Together with their friends in Within Destruction they are releasing a new version of their song “Exofilth”, “Exofilth 2.0”. Not only did both bands tour together in the past, WITHIN DESTRUCTION guitarist Howard Fang has also co-produced DISTANT’s latest album Heritage.

Check the song and matching lyric video to hear and see the dueling guitars of Nouri Yetgin and Howard Fang as well as blistering vocals of Alan Grnja and Rok Rupnik: https://youtu.be/HaJ076heWKU.


Bruce Dickinson has released his brand new single, ‘Rain On The Graves’, accompanied by a thrilling video introducing Bruce’s live band, comprising guitarist Roy Z, drummer Dave Moreno, bass-player Tanya O’Callaghan and keyboard maestro Mistheria. ‘Rain On The Graves’ is the second single to be taken from Bruce Dickinson’s forthcoming solo album The Mandrake Project which will be released on March 1st, via BMG. Riding on a towering guitar riff, with dramatic keyboards and a commanding vocal performance, it was inspired by a rainy visit to Romantic poet William Wordsworth’s grave in the Lake District. The song grew into a rumination on the nature of mortality and the deal with the Devil that artists have come to feel themselves making ever since Robert Johnson proved it worthwhile back in the 1930s.
“I had the chorus lyric since I visited Grasmere for a wedding back in 2012,” explains Bruce, “and it wasn’t difficult years later to create the rest of the song with so much rich imagery in my head!”  It is a classic Dickinson/Roy Z collaboration; a catchy but heavy piece – full of melody but stripping out the spoken vocals of the verses in almost poetic fashion – maybe a further ode to the great wordsmith who inspired the title, somehow juxtaposed with music fit to raise the ghost of Robert Johnson at his metaphorical crossroads.
With a video shot entirely in a wintery Cornwall – again with Director Ryan Mackfall – we get to see Bruce the actor, a preacher no less, making his own deal with the Devil and dragging his ‘House Band from Hell’ into the bargain.
The follow up single to the hugely acclaimed track ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’, ‘Rain On The Graves’ showcases the inventive, expansive and absorbing nature of The Mandrake Project. Sonically heavy and rich in musical textures, the album sees Bruce bring to life a musical vision long-in-the-making. Created with co-writer and producer Roy Z, they have crafted one of the defining rock albums of 2024.

Check out the new video single HERE.
However, The Mandrake Project is not just an album. The comic book of the same name is a dark, adult story of power, abuse and a struggle for identity, set against the backdrop of scientific and occult genius. Created by Bruce Dickinson, it is a collectable series of graphic novels scripted by Tony Lee (Dr Who), stunningly illustrated by Staz Johnson (2000AD) & with covers by industry heavyweight Bill Sienkiewicz for Z2 Comics, which will be released as 12 quarterly issues that will be collated into three annual graphic novels with the first coming at the end of 2024. The first individual episode was released in comic shops on January 17th & the special Collectors’ Edition sold out within 48 hours of release.
Bruce Dickinson and his phenomenal band will bring the music of The Mandrake Project to life with a major headline tour this spring and summer. A newly announced extra show in Wolverhampton at the re-furbished The Halls on May 16th will go on sale next week with presale details on www.themandrakeproject.com.
Support in the UK, Paris & Tilburg comes from New Zealand up & coming rockers, Black Smoke Trigger.


18th April - Diana Theater, Guadalajara, MEXICO
20th April – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, MEXICO
24th April – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, BRAZIL
25th April – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL
27th April – Opera Hall, Brasilia, BRAZIL
28th April – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL
30th April – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL
2nd May – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, BRAZIL
4th May – Vibra, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
16th May – The Halls, Wolverhampton, UK +
18th May – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
19th May – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
21st May – Arena, Swansea, UK
23rd May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
24th May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
26th May – L’Olympia, Paris, FRANCE
28th May – 013, Tilburg, HOLLAND
29th May – De Oosterport, Groningen, HOLLAND
1st June – Barba Negra, Budapest, HUNGARY
3rd June – Arenale Romane, Bucharest, ROMANIA
6th June – Mystic Festival, Gdansk, POLAND *
5-8th June – Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN *
9th June – Rockefeller, Oslo, NORWAY
11th June – Grona Lund, Stockholm, SWEDEN
13th June – House Of Culture, Helsinki, FINLAND
14th June – Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, ESTONIA
16th June – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, GERMANY
17th June – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, GERMANY
19 – 22nd June – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
21st June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BELGIUM *
22nd June – Summerside Festival, Grenchen, SWITZERLAND *
24th June – Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, GERMANY *
25th June – Circus Krone, Munich, GERMANY
26th – 29th June – Resurrection Festival, Galicia, SPAIN *+
27-30th June – Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE *
30th June – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
3-6th July – Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, GERMANY *
5th July – Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Roma, Rome, ITALY *
6th July – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, ITALY *
9th July – E-Werk, Koln, GERMANY
11th – 14th July – Masters Of Rock Festival, Vizovice, Czech Republic *+
13th July – Hala, Zagreb, CROATIA
16th July – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, BULGARIA
19th July – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, TURKEY
21st July – Release, Athens, GREECE *
* – festival performance
+ – new date added


Moldova's INFECTED RAIN return with their massive sixth modern progressive metal opus, 'TIME', on February 9, 2024 via Napalm Records! Following their most successful album to date, 2022's 'Ecdysis' - which garnered prime media acclaim, hundreds of thousands of streams and views, and debuted in the Top 20 on the US Current Hard Music charts - INFECTED RAIN climbs even higher with 'TIME'.

Trailing their successful latest singles "NEVER TO RETURN" and "BECAUSE I LET YOU" - which have garnered over a combined half million cross-platform streams and views on Spotify and YouTube alone - the band ushers in 2024 with the eerie, crushingly heavy "VIVARIUM". The track boasts electro-laced djent rhythms and spine-tingling passages whilst frontwoman Lena Scissorhands warns of so-called freedoms that are not truly free.


"'VIVARIUM' is about feeling trapped in a world we've built ourselves.

A perfect world full of illusion, gimmicks and fake promises, like a beautiful but restricting glass garden.

"It's about overcoming these barriers, and seeing through the thick air and tall walls.

This song is for everyone trying to break free from their own limits and create their own path."

Watch the gripping official video for “VIVARIUM” HERE.


 "My family's always been in meat" - since its release in 1974, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been slashing itself into the hearts of a loyal fanbase. Today, death metal miscreants ABORTED pay their very own tribute to this classic by releasing their new single 'Death Cult' - a track of intense brutality, characterized by lightning-fast guitar riffs, intricate, pummeling drum patterns and monstrous vocals. Joined by DESPISED ICON's Alex Erian, the band offers their fans a breathtaking ride through the abyss – paired with a cinematic interpretation of the horror classic, that you can watch here:

 ABORTED have not only summoned Leatherface, but a whole host of horror movie villains, ready to be unleashed on March 15th. So sit back, grab a snack, and crawl down into the Vault of Horrors - the upcoming album from the death metal veterans, and the first under the flag of Nuclear Blast.
Ten ferocious, gut-wrenching death metal slashers await you in this cabinet of horror movie classics. ABORTED invited the crème de la crème of the heavy music scene to the party, and on each track of the album you will find a different guest vocalist – ranging from Alex Erian (DESPISED ICON) to Johnny Ciardullo (CARCOSA / ANGELMAKER), Ben Duerr (SHADOW OF INTENT), Francesco Paoli (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) and more.

Preorder and/or presave Vault Of Horrors now, if you dare:


"The biggest problem that art has nowadays is that it doesn't hurt anymore," says GHØSTKID vocalist and agent provocateur Sebastian "Sushi" Biesler. "Especially here in Germany, people are so afraid to push boundaries, to make art that makes you think and feel."

By fall 2021, with the world shutdown seemingly over, Sushi wasn't content to let his creative yen languish at home in Germany.

"Even though we had made it through COVID, I was missing being able to play live, to really function as a band," says Sushi. "It didn't feel real to me. I became distanced from the music." A six-week decampment to Los Angeles became the creative fuel for GHØSTKID's next steps.  The last vestiges of Hollywood sleaze, decaying glamour, personal temptation, and the still-vibrant creative vibes of the city became the frontman's "don't-look-before-you-leap" inspiration for the gestating HOLLYWOOD SUICIDE.

The album is a perfect snapshot of an artist finding himself, crawling from his own personal wreckage against a crumbling, mythical Californian milieu. "That's why 'HOLLYWOOD SUICIDE' is the first track. If you really want to make it, you have to give a lot. You have to be willing to give up everything. It's kind of like suicide to the person that you've been when you become an artist."

The matching, lush, and elaborate art adorning the album was created by Aly Wayne Gacy.

"'FSU' describes the raw and aggressive lifestyle of not giving a shit about anything and just do whatever you want," comments Biesler, who directed and edited the video in cooperation with Nils Lesser (Vaultroom Production) and Benjamin Klose. "The track was inspired by the Joker from Batman and the pure chaos and anarchy that the character is representing. Even if the lyrics circle around self-destructive behavior, the song is more about the feeling of freedom by dismissing the rules. It's a track about being a misfit and taking back your power, about being yourself, getting rid of labels and becoming independent — basically a big fuck you…"

Today also marks the release of the eagerly awaited video for GHØSTKID's latest single, "FSU." Check out the video single HERE.


Jesus Piece’s highly acclaimed album …So Unknown dominated 2023 end of year lists via tastemakers, fans and critics including Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Loudwire, Consequence, Decibel, Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Alternative Press, CVLT Nation, Knotfest and many more. Today they have announced a 2024 co-headlining tour with labelmates Sanguisugabogg with Peeling Flesh and Gag supporting. This run hits both coasts, the Midwest, Texas, Florida, Canada and more. For a full list of dates, flyer and more see below.


 Mar 09:  Mesa, AZ - Tough Luvv Fest *
Apr 11: Columbus, OH - Skully’s
Apr 12: Philadelphia, PA - Decibel Metal & Beer Fest *
Apr 13: Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Apr 14: Richmond, VA - The Canal Club
Apr 15: Greensboro, NC - Hangar 1819
Apr 16: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell)
Apr 17: Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Apr 19: Houston, TX - The Compound
Apr 20: Dallas, TX - The Studio at The Factory
Apr 21: Austin, TX - Mohawk
Apr 23: Phoenix, AZ - The Nile
Apr 24: Los Angeles, CA - The EchoPlex
Apr 25: Pomona, CA - The Glass House
Apr 26: San Francisco, CA - August Hall
Apr 27: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 28: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr 30: Salt Lake City, UT - Soundwell
May 02: Denver, CO - The Gothic Theatre
May 03: Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
May 04: Chicago, IL - Metro
May 05: Minneapolis, MN - Underground Music Venue
May 07: Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
May 08: Toronto, ON - The Velvet Underground
May 09: Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
May 10: Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere: The Hall
May 11: Boston, MA - The Paradise Rock Club

Oct 30: Paris, FR - Zenith Paris - La Villette
Oct 31: Offenbach am Main, DE - Stadthalle
Nov 01: Hamburg, DE - Edel Optics Arena
Nov 02: Cologne, DE - Palladium
Nov 03: Den Bosch, NL - The Rock Circus
Nov 05: Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Nov 06: Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Rockhal
Nov 08: Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
Nov 09: Dublin, IE - Olympia Theatre
Nov 10: Belfast, UK - Telegraph Building
Nov 11: Glasgow, UK - Barrowland Ballroom
Nov 12: London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
Nov 14: Zurich, CH - The Hall
Nov 15: Ludwigsburg, DE - MHP Arena
Nov 16: Munich, DE - Zenith
Nov 17: Budapest, HU - Barba Negra
Nov 19: Leipzig, DE - Haus Auensee
Nov 20: Vienna, AT - Gasometer
Nov 21: Katowice, PL - Spodek
Nov 22: Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
Nov 23: Prague, CZ - O2 Universum

Apr 11 - May 11: w/ Sanguisugabogg, Peeling Flesh, Gag | * - Jesus Piece Only
Oct 30 - Nov 23 w/ Sepultra, Jinjer, Obituary


Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT continue to celebrate their latest top-charting full-length album, 'The Awakening', in grandiose style! Today, the band is thrilled to announce their upcoming North American "Kamelot: Awaken The World Tour 2024", featuring direct support from Swedish heavy metal frontrunners HammerFall. Fast-rising modern symphonic metal band and Napalm Records label mates AD INFINITUM will kick off each enchanting night, featuring KAMELOT touring guest vocalist Melissa Bonny!

The tour will begin on April 25 in Baltimore, MD and will cross North America and back, coming to an end a month later in Tampa, FL on May 25. Guitarist/Founder of KAMELOT, Thomas Youngblood, says:

"We are beyond excited about the upcoming North American tour with our friends HammerFall and AD INFINITUM! We have been to Europe, Japan and South America as part of our AWAKEN THE WORLD tour, and we will come back to North America for some cities we didn't get to visit on the first leg. Get ready for some amazing nights on this epic Symphonic Metal package!"


** = Featuring Seven Spires, No HammerFall

4.25.24 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head **

4.26.24 – Huntington, NY – Paramount **

4.27.24 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live **

4.28.24 – Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole **

4.30.24 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC

5.1.24 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre

5.3.24 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone

5.4.24 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

5.6.24 – Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s

5.7.24 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center

5.9.24 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater

5.10.24 – Tucson, AZ – Encore

5.11.24 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove

5.12.24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

5.14.24 – Denver, CO – The Summit

5.16.24 – St. Paul, MN – Myth

5.17.24 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom/Milwaukee Metal Fest (no AD INFINITUM)

5.18.24 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

5.20.24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian

5.21.24 – Richmond, VA – The National

5.23.24 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

5.24.24 – Atlanta, GA – Heaven – Masquerade

5.25.24 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing


AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE - the unmissable project helmed by As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis - returns with another new burner, the Terminator inspired track “Destroy The Machines”. Featuring vocals from the unstoppable Dany Lambesis and deft guitar work by Mark MacDonald and Joey Alarcon (Wolves at the Gate, Born Through Fire) - the track combines the most blistering metalcore and thrash-infused savagery known to both man and machinekind!

Tim Lambesis says about "Destroy The Machines":

"AI has begun taking over, and it happening pretty quickly. Arnold warned us about it back in 1991, and we should have listened. 33 years later I’m doing to best I can to spread the message that will save humanity. We must destroy the machines. Or at very least we should have a lot of fun singing about it.
"The vision I had in mind while writing the opening riff was to create a war march. Since AI can create song now, I challenge it to write one this aggressive. It’s my sonic war against the machines, and I believe I’m victorious… at least for now."

Watch the New Music Video for “Destroy the Machines” HERE.


Sleep Token are pleased to announce their Spring 2024 headline North American tour.  These dates are in addition to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Radio City Music Hall dates, which were announced at the end of 2023 and sold out immediately. Empire State Bastard will also appear. Check out dates below!


4/27 — Las Vegas, NV — Sick New World*
4/30 — Phoenix, AZ — Arizona Financial Theatre
5/1 — Albuquerque, NM — Revel
5/3 — Austin, TX — H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
5/4 — Dallas, TX — Toyota Music Factory
5/6 — Tampa, FL — Yuengling Center
5/7 — Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy
5/8 — Asheville, NC — ExploreAsheville.com Arena
5/10 — St. Louis, MO — The Factory
5/12 — Denver, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/14 — Des Moines, IA — Vibrant Music Hall
5/15 — Chicago, IL — The Salt Shed
5/16 — Chicago, IL — The Salt Shed
5/18 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival*
5/19 — Pittsburgh, PA — Petersen Events Center
5/20 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
5/22 — New York City, NY — Radio City Music Hall
5/24 — Boston, MA — MGM Music Hall at Fenway
5/25 — Montreal, QC — Place Bell
5/27 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hal
5/28 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
*Festival Appearance


 The Sweet Kill have just announced the release of their sophomore LP Nowhere with their latest video-single “Forbidden.” The new full length vinyl LP will arrive this spring via Young & Cold Records (Germany) as well as Shadow Zone Records (USA). The Sweet Kill is a one-man post-punk project which focuses on the more dark and gothic side of the genre. Perpetually recording and producing at his own studio SHADOW ZONE SOUND in Los Angeles, Pete Mills wrote The Sweet Kill’s sonic cinematic debut Darkness with the intent to inspire those lost in the shadows of life. The velvety crooning baritone Mills conducts a darkwave masterpiece of romantic sorrow echoing the laments of The Cure and Joy Division. With the newest offering from The Sweet Kill “Forbidden”, Mills creates a down tempo atmosphere that brings the listener into a melancholic realm. Describing the song Mills said, “Beneath the chilly glow of the moon, one might ponder, with a wry smile, the delicious conundrum of the forbidden. Ah, the thrill of diving into the depths of desire, to satiate an unnamable yearning! In the grand opera of life, some find their hearts drawn to the most enigmatic of duets, a dance shrouded in secrecy, away from the prying eyes of the world’s chorus”.

The eerie video, directed by Ellen Hawk, delves into this mystery realm with gusto, taking us on a strange sojourn into the moonlight. The haunting voice of Pete Mills serves as a guiding light through this shadowy adventure, cutting through the darkness with the intensity and warmth of a candle’s flame. His earnest croon adds a layer of depth and sincerity. Pete Mills delves into the depths of the human psyche, using an arsenal of cold synths, atmospheric guitar, and a melodic bass to sculpt an anthemic hook with bleeding-heart emotions. The protagonists, outcasts by nature, grapple with their desires in the shadows. Amidst secrets and whispers, their passion is intense yet prohibited, leading them to a paradise where they are exiled, consumed by a love both dark and irresistible.

Check out the new video over HERE.


Sweden's iconic masters of metal IN FLAMES are set to infiltrate the US for a spring headlining US tour with special guests GATECREEPER and CREEPING DEATH. The skull crushing lineup will kick off the excursion on May 1st in Portland, ME and will wrap it up on May 26th in Dallas, TX.

Commenting on the tour, vocalist Anders Fridén says:

"We are very excited to have these two killer bands, Gatecreeper and Creeping Death, on this run. I foresee a night of huge riffs, blast beats, head banging, mosh pitting, people loosing their minds and more. Come on down, lets have a good time!!!"

GATECREEPER frontman Chase Mason adds:

"We are very excited to tour with In Flames. We have been fans for a long time and got the opportunity to meet and play with the band last summer. In Flames has been a huge influence on our newer material and hitting the road with them after working on our record is an ideal scenario for us."


May 1 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
May 2 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
May 4 - Wilmington, DE - The Queen
May 5 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
May 7 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
May 8 - Greensboro, NC - Piedmont Hall
May 9 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead
May 10 - Daytona, FL - Rockville
May 12 - Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall
May 14 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
May 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
May 17 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 18 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Metal Fest
May 21 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
May 22 - St. Louis, MO - The Hawthorn
May 23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 24 - Austin, TX - Emo's
May 25 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
May 26 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues


Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall proudly presents their new single "Where Do I Begin?". The track is taken from their upcoming fourth full-length album "Sounds Of The Forgotten", due out on May 31st 2024 via DeathWave Records.

Commenting on the track, the band explains: "Our upcoming album 'Sounds Of The Forgotten' is our defining statement, a testament  to what we in Witherfall hold sacred in the Rock and Metal Zeitgeist. We delve into many forms on 'Sounds Of The Forgotten' and one of the truly lost art-forms becoming ever more rare is the 'Power Ballad'. Forgoing cheesy and sometimes hallow tropes about unrequited love we chose to write about our love of music. This ballad is an ode for anyone that finds themselves on their journey (whatever it may be) and fearing that their dream may be slipping away from them. Where do i begin? is a call to find your passion again and revisit those initial reasons for all of your sacrifices."

With "Where Do I Begin?" Witherfall might just have answered the question what would happen if Nevermore and Scorpions had ever teamed up for a song... Listen to "Where Do I Begin?" on Spotify or Apple Music.

The music video for "Where Do I Begin?" can be seen right HERE.


Death Metal Overlords DYING FETUS are stoked to announce a spring tour starting April 25th in Silver Spring, MD and finishing up May 26th in Nashville, TN. Tour support will come from Full of Hell (4/25 - 5/19), 200 Stab Wounds, Kruelty and Psycho-Frame (5/22 - 5/26). A full list of DYING FETUS tour dates is available below.


April 25 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

April 26 - Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

April 27 - Syracuse, NY @ The Song & Dance

April 28 - Albany, NY @ Empire Live

April 30 - Quebec City, PQ @ Theatre Capitole

May 1 - Montréal, PQ @ Beanfield Theatre

May 2 - Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey

May 3 - London, ON @ London Music Hall

May 4 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 5 - Buffalo, NY @ Electric City

May 7 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom

May 8 - Columbus, OH @ The King of Clubs

May 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

May 12 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

May 13 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis

May 14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

May 15 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre

May 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

May 18 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

May 19 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 20 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

May 22 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

May 23 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

May 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

May 25 - Louisville, KY @ Portal

May 26 - Nashville, TN @ Eastside Bowl


Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION — Joel Birch [vocals], Ahren Stringer [vocals, bass], Dan Brown [lead guitar], and Joe Longobardi [drums] — will return to North America for a headline tour this spring.

On this run, the band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their beloved and iconic metal album Let the Ocean Take Me and will be performing the album in its entirety. It's no doubt a treat for the diehard fans to see favorites like "Pittsburgh," "Don't Lean On Me," and more.

The tour kicks off April 26 in San Diego and runs through June 6 in Los Angeles. Currents, Dying Wish, and Mugshot will serve as support. All dates are below. 


4/26 — San Diego, CA — Soma
4/27 — Wheatland, CA — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/29 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
4/30 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
5/1 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
5/3 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House
5/4 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
5/5 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium
5/7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
5/8 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
5/10 — Daytona, FL — Daytona International Speedway*
5/12 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
5/13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
5/14 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
5/15 — Richmond, VA —The National
5/17 — McKees Rocks, PA —  Roxian Theatre
5/18 — Columbus, OH — Historic Crew Stadium*
5/20 — Detroit, MI —  The Fillmore Detroit
5/21 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
5/22 — Montreal, QC — L 'Olympia
5/24 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
5/25 — Brooklyn, NY —  Brooklyn Paramount
5/26 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
5/27 — Silver Springs, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
5/29 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
5/31 — St. Louis, MO  — The Pageant
6/1 — Oklahoma City, OK —  Diamond Ballroom
6/2 — Fort Worth, TX —  Panther Island Pavilion
6/3 — San Antonio, TX —  Vibes Underground
6/5 — Tempe, AZ —  The Marquee
6/6 — Los Angeles, CA —  The Novo
*Festival Date