BRAINOIL Streaming on Decibel Magazine

The Oakland sludge alchemists in BRAINOIL — featuring current and past members of Deathgrave, Laudanum, Graves At Sea, Stormcrow, Grimple, and Watch Them Die, among others — will drop their imminent new full-length Singularity To Extinction tomorrow via Tankcrimes.
In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine is offering up an exclusive stream of the record noting, “Singularity To Extinction is swathed — or maybe drowned is a better descriptor — in raw, abrasive crust. Walls of guitar backed by sluggish drumming wash over the listener and Greg Wilkinson barks out vocal lines like he wants to cough up blood at the end of a recording session. Describing Singularity To Extinction as misanthropic would be an understatement; abrasive guitar tones and vocals combined with glacially slow tempos put BRAINOIL‘s latest in the same league as Dystopia, Grief, and Noothgrush.”
Play it loud, only at Decibel, at THIS LOCATION. 
Their first output since 2011’s punishing Death Of This Dry Season full-length, the long-anticipated Singularity To Extinction was captured at Earhammer Studios by bassist/vocalist Greg Wilkinson (Deathgrave, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea), mastered at Audisiege by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Necrot), and offers up seven ravenous hymns of gnarly audio antagonism all swathed in the apocalyptic cover art of John Santos (Torche, Neurosis, Irata, Noisear). Infusing their signature sludge with unorthodox time signatures, Singularity To Extinction stands as BRAINOIL‘s fastest, crustiest, and most monolithic offering to date.
BRAINOIL‘s Singularity To Extinction, will be available on CD, limited LP (150 – splatter; 350 – smoke housed in metallic foil case wrapped jacket – it shines!), and digital formats October 19th via Tankcrimes.
For CD preorders go to THIS LOCATION where the record can be nabbed for a cool $6.66 for a limited time. For vinyl go HERE and for digital purchases, go HERE. 
BRAINOIL will kick off their first-ever tour of Japan alongside Nagoya grind faction Black Ganion this Saturday. See all confirmed dates below.
BRAINOIL w/ Black Ganion:
10/20/2018 El Puente – Yokohama, JP
10/21/2018 Earthdom – Tokyo, JP
10/22/2018 B-One – Gifu, JP
10/23/2017 Club Chaos – Mie, JP
10/24/2018 Socrates – Kyoto, JP
10/25/2018 Pepperland – Okayama, JP
10/26/2018 Conquest – Hiroshima, JP
10/27/2018 Hokage – Osaka, JP
10/28/2018 Club Quattro – Nagoya, JP

GWAR’s Music Video for “Viking Death Machine” Will Kill You (Literally)

Did someone ask for some more GWAR content? WELL, YOU GOT IT. GWAR never ceases to put out amazing material with a creative counterpart that is this music video. Check it out below!

Check out the upcoming tour dates for our lords and masters here.

Thu, OCT 18
Belasco Theater
Los Angeles, CA
Fri, OCT 19
The Marquee
Tempe, AZ
Sat, OCT 20
Sunshine Theater
Albuquerque, NM
Mon, OCT 22
Warehouse LIve
Houston, TX
Tue, OCT 23
Gas Monkey Live!
Dallas, TX
Wed, OCT 24
Cain’s Ballroom
Tulsa, OK
Thu, OCT 25
Pops Nightclub
Sauget, IL
Fri, OCT 26
The Sylvee
Madison, WI
Sat, OCT 27
Myth Live
Saint Paul, MN
Sun, OCT 28
Monarch Music Hall
Peoria, IL
Mon, OCT 29
Saint Andrew’s Hall
Detroit, MI
Tue, OCT 30
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH
Wed, OCT 31
Irving Plaza
New York, NY
Fri, NOV 02
House of Blues
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Sat, NOV 03
Atlanta, GA
Sun, NOV 04
Lincoln Theater
Raleigh, NC
Tue, NOV 06
Sherman Theater
Stroudsburg, PA
Wed, NOV 07
Upstate Concert Hall
Albany, NY
Thu, NOV 08
The Palladium
Worcester, MA
Fri, NOV 09
Baltimore Soundstage
Baltimore, MD
Sat, NOV 10
The National
Richmond, VA
Thu, DEC 27
The Vogue
Indianapolis, IN
Fri, DEC 28
Cincinnati, OH
Sat, DEC 29
9:30 Club
Washington, District of Columbia
Sun, DEC 30
North Seven
Philadelphia, PA
Mon, DEC 31
The Norva
Norfolk, VA

Nothing More Announces “The Truth Tour” 2019

As Nothing More continues to amass critical praise for their most recent album, the three-time Grammy-nominated The Stories We Tell Ourselves, including the #1 track at Rock Radio, “Go To War,” the band announces their most personal and meaningful headlining concert tour yet.  Of Mice and Men will Special Guest on all dates, with Badflower and Palisades supporting.*  “The Truth Tour” kicks off February 21 in Phoenix with a 23-city trek planned for this spring (all dates below).  General ticket on-sale starts this Friday, October 12 at 10AM (local).  For details on presales, other ticketing info and VIP Package options, follow Nothing More on social media or log on to

“This is our biggest headline tour yet so we are very excited to have such a great lineup,” said Nothing More’s vocalist Jonny Hawkins.  “We are all big fans of openers Badflower and Palisades, but especially Of Mice & Men, who we’ve always wanted to tour with.”
The Truth Tour is rooted in the concept that art and music and the spirit of rock’n’roll are pure forms of truth that can bring people together, spark new ideas, new ways of thinking and through that, trigger changes in ourselves and in our world.
“Concerts are perfect environments to stimulate the revelation of a truth, an ‘ah-HA!’ moment,” added Hawkins, “because we are all sharing the energy of the music and the moments of community and inspiration, moments that can affect a positive change.   It’s not about any one political movement or cause,  it’s about everybody searching for the truth in all things, and putting that new awareness into action.”
Nothing More is welcoming two exceptional organizations to be on hand at all dates on The Truth Tour to offer two diverse ways to help navigate towards truth:   HeadCount, the non-partisan voter registration organization that will handle first-time and all voters’ registration needs, and To Write Love on Her Arms, the non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and options for people struggling with depression and addiction.  $1 from the purchase of every ticket will be donated to To Write Love On Her
“Over the years, through thoughtful songwriting and wearing TWLOHA gear on tour, Nothing More has consistently sought ways to include their fans in a search for Truth,” said TWLOHA’S Chad Moses.  “We’ve seen firsthand how they empower their fans to embrace things that we believe to be true: that stigma surrounding mental health deserves to be challenged, that your story deserves an audience, and that together we can embody a defiant sense of Hope.  We look forward to standing alongside Nothing More on this journey toward Truth.”
“This is an exciting partnership for HeadCount, and we’re thrilled to start our 2019 touring season with Nothing More. The tour reflects HeadCount’s driving ethos that your vote is your Truth. We appreciate how Nothing More empowers and challenges their fanbase to become more engaged in the democratic process — and the band leads by example with their own civic participation. We’re looking forward to registering and educating voters with Nothing More and shedding light on just how easy it is to make your voice heard.” – Andy Bernstein, Executive Director,
The Truth Tour will offer fans two VIP packages, The Meet & Greet Package and the Early Entry VIP Package. Both will include a limited edition, autographed copy of the 10th-anniversary re-release of 2009’s The Few Not Fleeting on clear vinyl. This is Nothing More’s first album with Hawkins on vocals and is issued on vinyl for the first time.  Each VIP package is loaded with special access and other extras – log on to for each package’s details.
Confirmed dates for Nothing More’s “The Truth Tour” are as follows:
21   The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
22   Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, CA*
23   Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
25   The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
26   Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
28   Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
 1    The Truman, Kansas City, MO
 2    Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
 3    House of Blues, Chicago, IL
 6    20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
 7    Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
 8    The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
10   Playstation Theatre, New York, NY
11   Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
12   House of Blues, Boston, MA
13   The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD
15   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
16   Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
17   The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL
19   New Orleans, LA**
20   House of Blues, Houston, TX
22   South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
23   Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX
* Badflower will not be on this date
** Details to be announced


PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS To Kick Off Second Leg Of Choosing Mental Illness Tour With Child Bite Next Month

Next month, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will join forces with Housecore labelmates/Detroit noise rock eccentrics Child Bite for the second leg of the Choosing Mental Illness US Tour. The journey — which is set to commence on November 1st in Austin, Texas, and wind its way through sixteen venues upon its conclusion November 20th in Little Rock, Arkansas — includes performances with Eyehategod and Cro-Mags on select shows. The tour follows THE ILLEGALS‘ recent East Coast run with Australian grind comrades King Parrot as well as an explosive performance at Force Fest in Mexico last weekend. See all confirmed dates below.
View a live clip of the band at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York last month, courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.  
11/01/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
11/02/2018 Jakes – Lubbock TX [tickets]
11/03/2018 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
11/05/2018 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO [tickets]
11/07/2018 Diamonds – Jerome, ID [tickets]
11/08/2018 Cargo – Reno, NV [tickets]
11/09/2018 Senator Theatre – Chico, CA [tickets]
10/10/2018 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/11/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA [tickets]
11/13/2018 TBA
11/14/2018 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [tickets]
11/15/2018 Hawthorne – Portland, OR w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags [tickets]
11/17/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
11/18/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
11/19/2018 89th St. – Oklahoma City, OK
11/20/2018 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR [tickets]

CHIP & THE CHARGEUPS Release Mind-Blowing Green Day/Poison Mashup, “Good Riddance, Fallen Angel”

Pittsburgh, PA based Power-Pop band CHIP & THE CHARGEUPS has released a creative music video for their Green Day/Poison Mashup, “Good Riddance, Fallen Angel.” Directed by Marcus Morelli of Skene 19 Films, the video recreates scenes from the original songs’ videos, combining the two seemingly unrelated storylines into a unified and entertaining narrative.





KILLCODE drop first video for THE ANSWER in their TRILOGY release

American hard rockers KILLCODE announced earlier this week a release of three consecutive videos they are calling ‘The Trilogy‘ from their current release The Answer . TODAY they dropped the first in a series of three for ‘The Answer’.

The tracks used for the three videos are ‘The Answer’, ‘Put it Off’ and ‘Show Me’David Swajeski started a creative relationship with KILLCODE when he heard the song “Breaking Away” and used it as a theme song in his film DRESSED. Since that time David has collaborated with Tom and the KILLCODE KREW on several music videos and a documentary project to aid the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The Trilogy Collection marks a new cinematic and storytelling direction for the band.

KILLCODE fans have been asking for a new video and KILLCODE have delivered three fold! Delivering a sound of southern-infused hard rock/metal with a modern vocal injection. Moving, energetic, passionate and riff-driven rock that fans the world over have come to know and love.



GOATWHORE Announces Additional Headlining Shows; Metal Alliance Tour Draws Near + Band To Play Knotfest Colombia!

The road demons in GOATWHORE are gearing up for another live takeover later this month beginning with a performance at Knotfest in Bogotá, Colombia on October 26th. The band will be playing alongside the likes of headliners Judas Priest, Helloween, Kreator, and Arch Enemy before kicking off their anticipated North American tour as headliners of the 2018 edition of Metal Alliance. The trek begins on October 31st in New Orleans, Louisiana, and runs through November 30th in Easton, Pennsylvania. Support will come from The Casualties, Black Tusk, and Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. For tickets and special VIP packages vsit:
The following month, GOATWHORE will march on playing five more headlining shows with Cloak and Great American Ghost from December 1st in Dayton, Ohio through December 5th in Memphis, Tennessee. The band’s latest journey follows their near month-long European run supporting Dying Fetus this past summer. See all confirmed dates below.
10/26/2018 Knotfest – Bogotá, DC [info]
Metal Alliance Tour w/ The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon (10/31 – 11/17), Gozu (11/18 – 11/30):
10/31/2018 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
11/01/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/02/2018 Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/03/2018 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/04/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/06/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/07/2018 The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
11/08/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/09/2018 Full Circle Brewing Co. – Fresno, CA
11/10/2018 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
11/11/2018 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
11/13/2018 Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
11/14/2018 Dante’s – Portland, OR
11/16/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/17/2018 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/18/2018 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
11/20/2018 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
11/21/2018 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/23/2018 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/24/2018 Overtime Sports Bar – Kingston, ON
11/25/2018 Salle Multi Du Complex Meduse – Quebec City, QC
11/26/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/27/2018 ONCE Ballroom – Somerville, MA *GOATWHORE, Black Tusk, Gozu only
11/28/2018 Gramercy Theater – New Yok, NY
11/29/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/30/2018 One Centre Square – Easton, PA
w/ Cloak, Great American Ghost:
12/01/2018 Oddbodys – Dayton, OH [tickets]
12/02/2018 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD [tickets]
12/03/2018 Canal Club – Richmond, VA [tickets]
12/04/2018 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC [tickets]
12/05/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN [tickets]


TRAPPIST Announces First East Coast US Tour Dates: Ancient Brewing Tactics LP Out Now Through Relapse Records

Los Angeles-based TRAPPIST – founded by alumni from the likes of Spazz, Infest, Despise You, -16-, Crom, and more – has booked their first East Coast US shows, supporting their inebriating debut album, Ancient Brewing Tactics, which saw released through Relapse Records in August. The trio not only creates a debilitating blend of powerviolence/grindcore-infused hardcore, it also showcases their deep interest, knowledge, and pride in the creation and ingestion of craft beer.
Having performed across the West Coast over the past year, TRAPPIST will now raid the East Coast this fall. The shows see the band in Brooklyn, New York on November 16th, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on the 17th, and Washington, DC on November 18th. These shows are taking place at beer-based events and at breweries. The Brooklyn show at Saint Vitus Bar is The Six Most Metal Breweries presents
No Corporate Beer NYC, which includes a solo doom set by Todd Haug, a 6MMB pilot screening, and a set by TRAPPIST, with unlimited pours from 6-8pm by KCBC, Barrier, Transmitter, Bridge and Tunnel, TRAPPIST x Wayfinder collaboration Steinbier poured by the band, and a cash bar featuring Burial, Trve, and the first keg of 3 Floyds Zombie Dust ever distributed to NYC! The Rehoboth Beach show takes place at Dogfish Head Brewing’s Analog A Go Go festival event, and the DC show takes place at Atlas Brew Works.
Upon their return to California, TRAPPIST will play at Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles on December 1st and 2nd, set to perform alongside the likes of Testament, Triptykon, Godflesh, The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Pig Destroyer, Yob, Power Trip, and others, with a wide array of craft breweries set to fill the joint with high quality suds.
The TRAPPIST crew declares, “We’re taking our ‘talents’ to the Eastern Seaboard this November so hide your high-ABV libations and Anti-Cimex records.”
TRAPPIST Tour Dates:
11/16/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY @ No Corporate Beer NYC [info]
11/17/2018 Dogfish Head Brewing – Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Analog A Go Go [info]
11/18/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC [info]
12/01-02/2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles [info]




ENSIFERUM Announces 2019 Path To Glory North American Headlining Tour

After nearly four years of absence, ENSIFERUM has announced a full North American headlining tour. Set to begin January 5th and run through January 29th, support will be provided by Septicflesh as well as an additional opener still to be announced.
Comments bassist Sami Hinkka, “It’s been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters. So early 2019 we will set sails and head to your shores and we are not coming alone. We will join forces with a brilliant and ass kicking band, Septicflesh, and a special guest. What a way to start a new year! This tour will leave its mark on the history of metal so get your ticket in advance and get ready to mosh with us like there is no tomorrow. On this tour, we have no chance to play in every city that we would want to, so we are doing our best to return to North America for the second time in 2019. Stay tuned and see you soon!”
Following the trek, ENSIFERUM will also make an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2019 cruise. See all confirmed dates below.
ENSIFERUM w/ Septicflesh, special guest TBA:
1/05/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
1/06/2019 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
1/07/2019 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
1/08/2019 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
1/09/2019 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
1/01/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON
1/11/2019 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
1/12/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
1/13/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
1/14/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
1/15/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
1/17/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/18/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
1/19/2019 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
1/20/2019 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
1/21/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
1/22/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
1/23/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
1/24/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
1/25/2019 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
1/26/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
1/28/2019 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
1/29/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
1/31 – 2/04/2019 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Fort Lauderdale, FL






MYOPIC: No Clean Singing Premieres “Pillars Of Time” By Progressive Post-Doom Trio; Debut LP Nears Release Through Grimoire Records

Washington, DC-based progressive post-metal band MYOPIC presents a new single, “Pillars Of Time,” through a premiere at No Clean Singing. The track comes from the band’s eponymous debut LP, nearing November release through Grimoire Records. Featuring eight tracks and more than fifty-five minutes of expansive material, the long-awaited album fulfills the progression MYOPIC has made as a band, ranging widely from death metal, to black metal, to post-metal, and doom, at one moment reminiscent of Krallice, and the next of Yob.
With the thundering new single, the band states, “Pillars Of Time’ is the inspiration for the album cover. The album tells the experience of a man wandering in a deserted earth and near the end he finds the massive remains of an ancient civilization still standing, a monument of the past. The song also features some big dynamic shifts that reflect the story behind it.”
No Clean Singing offers in part of the album, “It’s fitting that a journey lies at the heart of the album’s narrative, because Myopic have themselves been on a musical journey that has seen their sound transform over time, moving from death metal to black metal to a place, now represented by this debut album, where the music is more difficult to pin down in genre terms…”. The write-up sums up the “Pillars Of Time” track, “Like the words and the artwork, the track is desolate and hopeless, wrenching and vast, a reflection of ruin and the catastrophic costs of hubris, the kind of music that can haunt the mind long after it has ended.”
Stream MYOPIC’s “Pillars Of Time” at No Clean Singing HERE.