Jan. 30 – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
Jan. 31 – Harpo’s, Detroit, MI
Feb. 02 – Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 03 – The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 04 – Pop’s, Sauget, IL
Feb. 06 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
Feb. 07 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
Feb. 09 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 10 – The Complex, Salt Lake city, UT
Feb. 11 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Feb. 13 – Yost Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
Feb. 14 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Feb. 15 – Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 17 – Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 18 – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
Feb. 19 – The Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
Feb. 21 – Emo’s East, Austin, TX
Feb. 22 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Feb. 24 – Expo Five, Louisville, KY
Feb. 25 – Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 26 – Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
Feb. 27 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Feb. 29 – Imperial, Quebec City, QC
Mar. 01 – Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
Mar. 02 – The Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
Mar. 03 – Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ
Mar. 04 – Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD


Recent Signings: GOJIRA to Roadrunner – ULCERATE to Relapse Records

GOJIRA sign with Roadrunner Records!

“Roadrunner Records announced today the addition of French metal behemoths Gojira to the label. The band is universally recognized as one of the most talented and extreme art-metal acts on the scene today. Gojira is one of those rare bands that comes along every couple of years and takes everything you know about metal, twists it, reimagines it and comes up with something wholly unique. It’s doubtful you’ve heard anything like Gojira before. The band makes that much of an impact with its music and approach.

“We are so stoked to walk with the legendary Roadrunner,” Joe said about the new partnership. “We discovered SepulturaMachine HeadDeathFear Factory and so many other great bands thanks to these guys. Roadrunner has been a great source of inspiration for us as metal fans. It’s an honor to be part of this family today as a band. We feel we’ll get the right support at the right moment in our career. We cannot wait to release our new record and get back on the road.”

The band’s Roadrunner debut will be its fifth album to date. The band will record in New York City this month, with a projected spring 2012 release date.  Joe Duplantier will serve in a co-producer capacity along Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God).


ULCERATE sign with Relapse Records!

ULCERATE  formed in 2000 and has previously released three full-length albums. The band’s latest album, The Destroyers of All, was released earlier this year and received international critical acclaim for its blend of ambitious songwriting and unorthodox extremity. ULCERATE will enter the studio next fall to begin recording their Relapse debut.

ULCERATE’s Jamie Saint Merat commented on the signing and the band’s upcoming tour dates: “Working with Relapse is a very logical next step for us, and we’re really looking forward to the partnership. Their presence of quality releases regardless of genre, overarching aesthetic, and attention to detail is something that we find very natural to align with, as well as being fans of the label’s releases well before the band was even started. In terms of what’s next for the Ulcerate, 2012 will be a big year for us – in February we’re touring Europe for 23 dates with our good friends in SVART CROWN, followed up by MDF X and accompanying side-shows in the US in May, New Zealand shows in December (2011) and January, and a tentative return to Australia mid-year. We’ll also begin work on album number 4…”.


LUNGLUST has recently recorded 2 songs at Mad Oak Studios with Benny Grotto (Dresden Dolls, Slapshot, Acaro, PanzerBastard, Motherboar) along with WESTERN SYNDROME for a split release via WITCH TRIAL RECORDS, release date: November 15th, 2011.

Streaming here:

Track listing:
1. Western Syndrome – An Understanding
2. Western Syndrome – Weight
3. Lunglust – Arrows
4. Lunglust – Heir of Nine

LUNGLUST is continuing writing new songs to debut for the fast approaching new year.

IN FLAMES & TRIVIUM Announce North American Dates

IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM will embark on a 2012 winter North American tour, opening acts include VEIL OF MAYA and KYNG.

1/12 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
1/13 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
1/14 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
1/15 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
1/17 – The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
1/18 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/20 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
1/21 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
1/22 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
1/24 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
1/25 – Burton Cummings – Winnipeg, MA
1/27- Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
1/28 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
1/31 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/1 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
2/2 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
2/3 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
2/4 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
2/6 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/7 – Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
2/8 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
2/9 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/10 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/11 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
2/13 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/14 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
2/15 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/18 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
2/19 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
2/21 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL


With a message posted on GHOST’s Facebook:

“Children of America,

It is with an evil haunting chuckle that we are announcing that we are finally coming to North America. In the name of Satan, we will conduct thirteen rituals in thirteen different cities throughout the United States and Canada and now we are summoning all of our devotees to partake in these blasphemous eves of black magic”

1/18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
1/19 – Washington D.C. – Rock ´N´Roll Hotel
1/20 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
1/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
1/22 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
1/24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
1/25 – Saint Paul, MN – Station Four
1/27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
1/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Vertigo
1/30 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
1/31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
2/1 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
2/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre


THE ATLAS MOTH will be heading out for several dates for a West Coast trek with KOWLOON WALLED CITY and BATILLUS joining them on select dates.  THE ATLAS MOTH recently released “An Ache for the Distance” via Profound Lore Records on September 20th.  You can listen to a track off “An Ache for the Distance“, ‘Coffin Varnish’, after the jump.

Nov 09 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
Nov 10 – Fargo, ND – The New Direction *
Nov 12 – Portland, OR – East End +
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA – Highline +
Nov 14 – Boise, ID – The Shredder +
Nov 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Yayo Tacos +
Nov 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room +
Nov 17 – Capistrano Beach, CA – Coconuts
Nov 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Bow & Sparrow
Nov 19 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern +
Nov 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge *
Nov 21 – Denver, CO – Moe’s *
Nov 22 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
Nov 23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean *

* = only The Atlas Moth & Batillius
+ = only The Atlas Moth & Kowloon Walled City

As I Lay Dying Reminisce About 10 Years of Touring; New Album “Decas”; Decade of Destruction Tour

AS I LAY DYING, are gearing up for the release of Decas and their upcoming headline trek dubbed the “A Decade of Destruction Tour”, both coinciding with the band’s 10-year anniversary. Decascelebrates the band’s accomplishments by offering three brand new songs, cover songs that pay homage to just a few of the bands that have influenced AS I LAY DYING, and remixes by INNERPARTYSYSTEM (Katy Perry, Ladyhawke, Thursday, Good Charlotte and many others), Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kelly “Carnage” Cairns (Austrian Death Machine, War of Ages), and Big Chocolate (Asking Alexandria, iwrestledabearonce, Suicide Silence).

AS I LAY DYING’s A Decade of Destruction Tour featuring special guests Of Mice and Men, The Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce, and Sylosis will kick off on November 30 in Long Island , NY and wrap up in the band’s hometown, San Diego , on December 16 (see dates below.)

Decas tracklisting:
1. Paralyzed
2. From Shapeless to Breakable
3. Moving Forward
4. War Ensemble (Slayer cover)
5. Hellion (Judas Priest Cover)
6. Electric Eye (Judas Priest Cover)
7. Coffee Mug (Descendents cover)
8. Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (Re-Recorded Medley)
9. The Blinding of False Light (Innerpartysystem Remix)
10. Wrath Upon Ourselves (Benjamin Weinman Remix)
11. Confined (Kelly “Carnage” Cairns Remix)
12. Elegy (Big Chocolate Remix)

A Decade of Destruction Tour Dates:
Nov 30 The Paramount Theater New York , NY
Dec 01 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia , PA
Dec 02 Starland Ballroom Sayreville , NJ
Dec 03 Palladium Worcester , MA
Dec 04 9:30 Club Washington , DC
Dec 05 Rocketown Nashville , TN
Dec 06 House of Blues Chicago , IL
Dec 07 First Avenue Minneapolis , MN
Dec 08 Beaumont Kansas City, MO
Dec 09 The Door Dallas , TX
Dec 10 Backstage Live San Antonio , TX
Dec 11 Lonestar Center Lubbock , TX
Dec 13 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque , NM
Dec 14 Venue of Scotsdale Phoenix , AZ
Dec 16 Soma San Diego , CA
Dec 17 House of Blues Las Vegas , NV