NY's Abject! broke up right after releasing a really solid album, and we're streaming it now! “For me, ABJECT! was like a trip to Vegas with the boys where everything broke right,” said vocalist Jamie “Hamma.” “As far as I'm concerned, we won big and we were playing with house money – one of those unforgettable trips where everything worked out. Hell, we even got arrested and locked up together and turned it into a big plus! Like all vacations, the time came to go home. We were way ahead and I would've liked to see how much further we could've gone, but it was time to go home; jobs, wives, etc. were waiting. The flight home wasn't comfortable, but that can't take away from an unforgettable run full of great memories.
NYC hardcore/metal/jazz fusion juggernauts Candiria have returned from their lengthy hiatus with the unleashing of the brand new track "Invaders".
R.A. is a straightforward, no-frills hardcore band from Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. They formed in the summer of 2011 and released a demo on Arrest Records, followed by The Awakening EP and a split 12" with Death Threat, both on local hardcore label Triple B Records.
Ear One Productions confirms the upcoming release of Looking Back To The Way Things Were: Voice Of Reason 1995 - 2001, the entire discography from influential turn-of-the-century hardcore act, VOICE OF REASON, clocking in with seventy-two minutes of positive, West Coast-influenced youth crew songs, including demos, compilation and unreleased tracks, and their full-length album.
Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.
Technical death metal masters, ORIGIN, have inked a European record deal with Agonia Records. Band's new album - the follow-up to 2011's "Entity" - is entitled "Omnipresent" and will be made available this Summer. Cover artwork, track-list and other vital details will be revealed shortly.
NYHC legends Madball details their upcoming full length Hardcore Lives,
LA's recently reformed rock band Failure have announced additional dates to extend their upcoming headlining tour.
NC metalcore act Between the Buried and Me announce a series of tour dates preceding their previously announced stint with Meshuggah.
Midwestern heavy hitters EXPIRE recently wrapped recording on their second full-length at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee. Following its completion, the album went into the hands of Jay Maas at Getaway Studios for mastering and is now ready to be heard
NYC-based mob, WHITE WIDOWS PACT, confirms that the tracking of their impending debut LP has been completed. The album was captured at the Wild Arctic with Dean Baltulonis over the past several weeks, and is being finalized now for release on a label to be determined later this year.
Finnish Funeral Doom Metal band TYRANNY have signed with Dark Descent Records for the release of the band's long-awaited follow up to 2005's Tides of Awakening. The as-of-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release later this year.
Boston, Massachusetts-based technical metal act, Revocation, has been carving a path to the top of the extreme metal heap since their inception back in 2006. During the last eight years, the band has released full-length albums (one self-released, three on Relapse Records), and a free EP with Scion A/V. As the band prepares album number five, they begin a brand new chapter of their career by signing a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records.