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August Burns Red stream instrumental cover of “Last Christmas”

August Burns Red are currently streaming an instrumental cover of the Christmas classic “Last Christmas.” You can listen to it below.

The band’s latest release was album Phantom Anthem, which was released on October 6th, 2017, and serves as a follow up to the band’s 2015 album, Found in Far Away Places.



Protest the Hero announce ten year anniversary “Fortress” tour

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of critically acclaimed album Fortress from Protest the Hero, the prog-metal vets have announced a North American tour which will also head into Canada for eleven of the dates.

You will be able to purchase tickets starting tomorrow, December 1 at 10 AM EST here. A very limited number of VIP tickets will be available here as well.

The supporting acts of the tour will be announced in January of 2018.

Check out the dates below and remember to grab a pair of tickets!



Bring Me The Horizon releasing a compilation album of their Epitaph Records years

British metalcore act Bring Me the Horizon have announced they will be releasing a compilation record gathering the best tracks of the band’s first five releases. You can find the tracklist below.

Bring Me the Horizon 2004-2013 is set to be released on November 24th via Epitaph Records, with a vinyl release planned for February 9th, 2018. The five releases, spanning their history with Epitaph, are 2004 EP This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For, 2006 debut album Count Your Blessings, 2008’s Suicide Season, 2010’s There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret, and finally 2013’s Sempiternal.



Benefit concert for Vio-Lence singer Sean Killian announced

Usually Dying Scene doesn’t cover thrash metal bands, but Sean Killian, the lead singer of the legendary Bay Area thrash metal band Vio-Lence, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver.

Sean has been placed on a liver donor transplant list and is currently taking applications for a live liver donor. At this time the Bay Area metal community has come together to help one of their own. Fundraising has begun for Sean and his family.

A benefit for Sean, presented by The Sean Killian Charity Fund, “Killian on Command: An Evening of Vio-Lence” will take place on January 20th, 2018 at the Oakland Metro Opera House in Oakland, California, and will feature an all-star lineup of musicians performing Vio-Lence’s music. Scheduled to perform are members of Vio-Lence, Testament, Forbidden, Mordred, Death Angel, Exodus, Attitude Adjustment, and Fang, with more to be announced. King Arthur’s Bastard Son will serve as special guest of the show.

More details on “Killian on Command: An Evening of Vio-Lence” are available right here, and you can get your tickets at Eventbrite.

Get well soon, Sean!



Converge release music video for new song “A Single Tear”

Converge have released a music video for a brand new song “A Single Tear”. The song is taken from their upcoming album The Dusk In Us which comes out this Firday, November 3rd. Watch it below.

The band will begin touring next month in support of the new album, you can find a full list of dates below the video.



VIbrater (NYC Hardcore) release video for “Chameleon”

NYC punk act Vibrater have released their video for “Chameleon”, a track off their latest album “New Era of Terror” which came out back in May.

You can check out the video here.



Converge announce West Coast tour dates

Converge who release new album “The Dusk In Us” on November 3rd via Epitaph Records, have announced a West Coast tour in January to promote the record. You can check out the list of dates below. An absolute plethora of pre-order packages for the album are up now too.

The band recently streamed single “Reptilian” ahead of the release.



Converge premiere new song “Reptilian”

Converge recently premiered another song from their upcoming album The Dusk In Us. The track’s called “Reptilian”, and you can check it out below.

The Dusk In Us is due out on November 3rd through Epitaph Records.



Harm Done and Sex Prisoner announce split record, stream two songs

Nantes hardcore metal band Harm Done and Tucson powerviolence act Sex Prisoner have announced that they will be releasing a split album to go along with their upcoming European tour.

To get an idea of what to expect from the release, you can check out one song from each band below, along with the upcoming tour dates.

The split is set to be released on Straight and Alert Records and RSR Records for the European pressing, and Deep Six Records and To Live A Lie Records for the North American pressing .



August Burns Red release video for “The Frost”

August Burns Red are to release new album “Phantom Anthem” on October 6th – and following recent video “Invisible Enemy”, the metalcore veterans have released a video for another track from the record. You can watch “The Frost” below.

Pre-orders are up now.



Avenged Sevenfold continue expansion of “The Stage” with cover of Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By”

Avenged Sevenfold have released their newest cover in their expansion of their latest album, “The Stage.” The cover of the Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By” follows covers of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” and Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo.”

If you’re a fan of Avenged Sevenfold, the song, or gratuitous use of unnecessary artificial film grain, this video’s for you. Check it out below.



Danzig releases “Last Ride” music video

Danzig just released a new music video for “Last Ride”, taken from their latest album Black Laden Crown. You can check it out below.

Black Laden Crown, the band’s 11th studio album, came out back in May.



Avenged Sevenfold release cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

Avenged Sevenfold is continuing their expansion of their most recent album, “The Stage” with a cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.”

“God Only Knows” is the fifth song from their expansion of the album, the others being “Malagueña Salerosa,” a Mexican folk song, a cover of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” “Dose,” an original song, and Del Shannon’s 1961 number one hit, “Runaway.”

You can check out the video of the new cover below.



Converge announce East Coast December tour

Converge who release new album “The Dusk In Us” on November 3rd via Epitaph Records, have announced an East Coast tour in December to promote the record. You can check out the list of dates below. An absolute plethora of pre-order packages for the album are up now too.

The band recently streamed single “Under Duress” ahead of the release.



Album Review: Melvins – “A Walk with Love and Death”

Preconceived notions are a funny thing. Let’s take the new Melvins record A Walk with Love and Death as a case study. When I saw that the Melvins had a new record, I took notice. My first encounter with the band was back in 1992 when Spin Magazine did an article on Grunge. I think they described the Melvins as “so heavy they solidify upon contact with air.” I was like, “I gotta check that out.” On vacation at the time in LA, I popped into a record store and proceeded to buy the only Melvins offering they had. 10 Songs. It rocked my world. I considered myself a fan ever since. I’ve seen them many times. I attended their performance of Houdini in its entirety solo as I couldn’t scare up anyone to go with me. I know the Melvins. Bullhead, Stoner Witch, Houdini, Ozma, Stag, Nude with Boots, (A) Senile Animal. I’ll tell anyone that asks, that for my money, the best rock and roll song ever written is Revolve. They continue to provide for those that prefer their punk rock with a heavy side of sludge. The last album of theirs that I had on heavy rotation was Hold it in. I mean come on!! How can you not embrace the product of ½ Melvins, ½ Butthole Surfers? It’s a whole mess of fun. So when I took a look at this new offering, A Walk with Love and Death, a few things came to mind. The cover art looked really cool, definitely a good start, it looked like Melvins for the 21st century. Next I checked the track listing. Interesting. Nine songs apparently inspired by (Death) and fourteen songs apparently inspired by (Love). Got it; A walk with Love and Death. The Melvins are taking a deep dive here into two broad and timeless concepts!! My mind: “ I like it!! The Death songs are going to be some of the heaviest gnarliest shit they’ve ever done. And the love stuff, maybe they’ll pull out something heartfelt, lilting, Buzz can make a guitar groan, chirp, and squeal, I want to know what Love sounds like through that goop filter. I can’t wait to hear it!! It will be the Melvins’ Magnum Opus!!”

Preconceived notions.

My hope that there was a beautiful symbiosis between Love and Death with the common denominator being The Melvins went up in flames on my very first listen. I was right about the fact that AWWLAD has two distinct sections; and they must be viewed as such; which will not be hard. Let’s tackle Death first. For all practical purposes, Death is the Melvins album. Death consists of 9 tracks, traditional offerings put forth as faithfully Melvins. Song one, Black Heath, proves an able opener; although I didn’t catch anything that suggested (Death). Sober-delic picks up where BH leaves off, looming soundscapes, extended noodlings, what you expect from the Melvins these days. SD pays off with a solid hook you can latch on to, and a vocal style that might remind die-hards of Stoner Witch or Houdini. For my money, this is the standout track on the album. Euthanasia slams the listener next and once again, the Melvins Faithful are rewarded with power chords, tribal beats, and a traditional Buzz vocal. What’s Wrong with You slams on the breaks and timewarps into 90s pop. Anna Waronker drops in to assist on vox. You might know her as the lead singer of that Dog, or as Steven McDonald’s (Melvins current bassist) wife. Edgar the Elephant and Flaming Creature rumble in next to little fanfare. Christ Hammer delivers some 70s harmonies and a cleaner crisper production that allows the Melvins to shine in a new light. Cactus Party is a jumpy little number featuring Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. Cardboa Negro closes things out with a classic Melvins vibe that devolves into cacophony; a harbinger of what’s to come.

The love side. Full disclosure. This is the soundtrack for a movie by Jesse Niemenen called, oddly enough, “A Walk with Love and Death.” But don’t expect The Wall or The Soft Bulletin. There should be some kind of reward for anyone that listens to the entirety of Love without turning it off. Something I was close to doing many times, but I kept waiting for some smidgen of a song or anything indicating that the Melvins were involved in any way. There were few. I wanted to give a fair and unbiased account of the entire album, so it is for you, faithful reader, that I subjected myself to the maddening cacophony that is Love. The only way it would merit a second listen is if you are a masochist or a heavy drug user.

To sum it all up, if you stick with the (Death) tracks you have a solid Melvins record. No need to mess with the (Love) section. I give (Death) 3.5 stars. The inclusion of (Love) drags the overall rating down to 3. Draw your own philosophical conclusion.

3/5 Stars