iDKHOW At The Rex Theater

The hot and upcoming band idkHOW came to Pittsburgh on May 7th. Compromised of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, this duo forms iDKHOW. Only being formed in 2016, the band members behind this project are already well versed with experience. Ryan was with Falling In Reverse and Dallon being from Panic at the Disco prior.

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Opening up on this tour for idkHOW is a little band called Superet. Coming in to this concert, I had not listen to anything ahead of time for them. It was a decision, I don’t regret. Why you ask? My response is, this is a MUST SEE band live. The frontman Max is the embodiment of Freddie Mercury. He has so much charisma. Superet’s performance was truly enthralling and captivating. If the Struts had a lovechild with Marilyn Manson (Mechnical Animals’ era), this would be it. Their studio album and EPs they’ve released are begging for attention. If you have not checked out Superet, you need to it. 

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Once Superet wrapped up and the setup for iDKHOW was complete. Ryan and Dallon took to the stage with fans roaring. Undoubtedly they have a dedicated fanbase. One thing had I noticed was the audience being filled with teenage concert goers. As someone who mostly goes to shows where the crowd is older, it made my heart soar to see the younger generation supporting the band they love. Throughout the entire set, everyone was singing and dancing. Even the parents were having a blast. To see one band bring so many people together, you know it’s something special. Ryan kicking butt on the drums while Dallon being suave with the guitar and microphone, made for an unforgettable night.

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COLD CURSE: Creator-Destructor Records Welcomes California Metal/Hardcore Act; Violent Measure EP Confirmed For July Release

Creator-Destructor Records is proud to welcome California’s COLD CURSE to the label’s ever-evolving roster. The info on their Violent Measure debut 7″ EP, its lead track, “Clandestine,” and digital preorders for the release have been posted.
 
COLD CURSE‘s Violent Measure was recorded by Erol Ulug at Bright Lights Basement in Santa Ana, California, and completed with artwork by Manuscript Of Death. With four pummeling tracks, Violent Measure is a ripping introduction to this volatile act, and a must-hear for fans of Entombed, Dismember, Nails, Black Breath, and All Pigs Must Die.
 
Stream Violent Measure‘s opening track “Clandestine” on Bandcamp where digital preorders are available HERE.
 
Violent Measure is slated for a July 12th release via Creator-Destructor Records. Watch for additional audio tracks, vinyl details and preorders, tour dates, and more on COLD CURSE to be issued in the coming days.
 
Violent Measure Track Listing:
1. Clandestine
2. By The Sword
3. Burning
4. Destroyer Of My Enemy
 
With its members located in both Northern and Southern California, COLD CURSE is a metallic hardcore/death metal crossover act that initially started along the coast of Central California. Blending elements of ’90s death metal, thrash, and hardcore, the band has certainly already left their unique mark on the hardcore scene throughout their massive home state.
 
Since their 2013 formation, COLD CURSE has released an EP titled Oblivion as well as an additional demo. No strangers to the road, the band has most recently toured with Los Angeles hardcore act Momentum, having previously shared the stage with the likes of Twitching Tongues, Code Orange, War Hungry, Gulch, Spinebreaker, Drain, Hands Of God, Vamachara, Gatecreeper, Fuming Mouth, and many more.

AMON AMARTH Releases Berserker Full-Length; North American Tour With Slayer, Lamb Of God, And Cannibal Corpse Underway

AMON AMARTH is in the midst of their North American tour with Slayer. The journey will make its way through sixteen cities upon its conclusion at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield, Massachusetts on May 25th. Additional support is being provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Cannibal Corpse. See all confirmed dates below.
 
The tour comes in conjunction with the release of Berserker, AMON AMARTH‘s eleventh full-length studio offering. Out today via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International), the record features twelve monstrous heavy metal anthems. From the disarming melodrama and explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky,” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the grim, gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll And Hati,” Berserker is an album full of trademark AMON AMARTH bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound somehow refined, sonically enhanced, and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. 
 
Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour). After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs — initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself — the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.    
 
Preview and purchase AMON AMARTH‘s Berserker at https://amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker.
 
AMON AMARTH w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse:
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
 

DISASSOCIATE: Resurrected New York City Grindcore/Punk Legends To Kick Off Mini Tour With Eyehategod; Band To Play Maryland Deathfest, New Material In The Works, And More!

Resurrected New York City grindcore/punk legends DISASSOCIATE are back with an updated lineup and enough vitriol to level a nation. 
 
Featuring founding frontman Ralphyboy, guitarists Michael Dimmitt (Mutilation Rites) and Jimmy Aly (Swollen Organs, The Communion), drummer Kenny Appell (White Widows Pact), and bassist Avi Kulawy (Magrudergrind, Ruine), DISASSOCIATE will return to the stage next week after a two-and-a-half-year silence for four shows opening for Eyehategod. Additional support will be provided by Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, and Phobia on select dates. From there, the band will make their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland with Cro-Mags, Carnivore A.D., Indian, and more. In August, DISASSOCIATE will play this year’s edition of Skull Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alongside Poison Idea, Dropdead, Sheer Terror, and others with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on material for a new release later this year.
 
Comments Ralphyboy, “After many tours and lineup changes, DISASSOCIATE seems to have found its cause with the current lineup. Our new songs are faster and more aggressive than ever. It seems like the chemistry with these guys is working out real well. We have recaptured the fun and downright raw punk/grind style that made DISASSOCIATE who we are today.”
 
DISASSOCIATE w/ Eyehategod, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror:
5/08/2019 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
5/09/2019 Middle East Restaurant And Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
5/10/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/12/2019 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Phobia
5/23/2019 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD *
6/22/2019 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY *
8/15/2019 Skull Fest – Pittsburgh, PA *
* DISASSOCIATE only
 
Hailing from the gritty streets of the New York City’s Lower East Side, DISASSOCIATE rose from the ashes of hardcore unit Jesus Chrust in 1992. Forged by Ralph “Ralphyboy” Lantigua, renowned hardcore and punk promoter at the iconic CBGBs club (the undisputed birthplace of punk), DISASSOCIATE released three LPs and have toured the US and Japan multiple times sharing stages with the likes of Mastodon, Neurosis, Disfear, Mayhem, Lamb Of God, Mercyful Fate, and Corrupted. The band went on a seven-year hiatus until 2016 when they reared their heads again playing sporadic shows with a new lineup, including a special NYC performance with Discharge, Eyehategod, and Toxic Holocaust at Webster Hall.