Video: October Tide – In Studio Report

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Swedish melodic doom/death metallers October Tide are streaming an in-studio video, which includes a preview of a new song along with a comment by band vocalist Alexander Högbom below. The new album is expected out in early 2016 via Agonia Records.

Formed in 1995 by Katatonia members, Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman, October Tide spawned two, now-cult releases: Rain Without End (1997) and Grey Dawn (1999), before going on hiatus for over 11 years. Reunited in 2009, the Swedes continue to push their vision of characteristic melodic doom/death metal to the next level. With a new full-time drummer Jocke Wallgren (Valkyrja, Astrophobos), October Tide are fully engaged in working on their 5th studio album, due out in 2016.

Alexander Högbom (vocals) commented on the upcoming album:

This is undoubtedly the best and most emotionally charged material October Tide has created, in my opinion. I know how much hard work Fredrik has put into making this album and you can really feel the thought behind it all. I almost injured myself physically and was close to pass out a couple of times during the recording of the vocals. I gave it all to match the intense music and those powerful lyrics and I’m very happy with the result“.

On the new record deal, Emil Alstermark (guitars) added:

During the first glance at this label you KNOW they are into metal. We have always had an good eye to Agonia Records and their great ways of spreading heavy sounds all over the world. As for the deal itself we are very pleased with the terms and conditions which are some serious shit. Agonia is a killer label and a perfect partner to October Tide“.

Riverside Recording New Album, Announce Tour Dates

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Polish pro rockers Riverside are currently working on their new studio album Love, Fear and the Time Machine, expected out in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic. They have began announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which confirmed dates are posted below and more are expected to be announced at a later date.

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and “An evening with” headline shows:
Jul 11: Be Prog! My Friend Festival – Barcelona (ES)( An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 14: Lo-Fi – Milano (IT)
Jul 15: Alchemica club – Bologna (IT)
Jul 18: Night of the Prog festival – St Goarshausen (DE)(An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 21: Bergkeller – Reichenbach (DE)
Jul 23: Music Hall – Worpswede (DE)
Jul 24: De Boerderij – Zoetermeer (NL)
Jul 26: Ramblin’ Manfair festival – Maidstone (UK)(An evening with” headline shows)
Aug 29: Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena – Olsztyn (PL)
Sep 05: Via Marquês (Overload Music Festival) – Sao Paulo (BR)(An evening with” headline shows)
Sep 07: Teatro Cariola – Santiago (CH)
Sep 10: Lunario del Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City (MX)

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12: ProgPower USA Center stage – Atlanta, GA
Sep 13: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Sep 15: Bull Shooters Saloon – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 16: NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
Sep 17: Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 19: Theatre La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Sep 20: L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
Sep 22: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sep 23: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Sep 24: Reggies – Chicago, IL
More dates to be confirmed soon…

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15: Tante Ju – Dresden (DE)
Oct 16: Turbinen Halle 2 – Oberhausen (DE)
Oct 17: Hedon – Zwolle (NL)
Oct 18: 013 – Tilburg (NL)
Oct 20: Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)
Oct 21: Marble Factory – Bristol (UK)
Oct 22: The Ritz – Manchester (UK)
Oct 23: O2 ABC2 – Glasgow (UK)
Oct 24: The Roadmenders – Northampton (UK)
Oct 26: The 1865 – Southampton (UK)
Oct 27: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR)
Oct 30: Paradise Garage – Lisbon (PT)
Oct 31: Joy Eslava – Madrid (ES)
Nov 01: Sala Apolo (Be Prog! The Madness Day Festival) – Barcelona (ES)
Nov 02: Marche Gare – Lyon (FR)
Nov 04: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
Nov 05: Strom – München (DE)
Nov 06: Substage – Karlsruhe (DE)
Nov 07: C-Club – Berlin (DE)
Nov 08: Rotunda – Krakow (PL)
Nov 10: B90 – Gdansk (PL)
Nov 11: Stodola – Warsaw (PL)

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Nile Releasing What Should Not Be Unearthed In Late Summer Via Nuclear Blast

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Nile is currently in the studio completing mixing of their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed. The record was produced by the band and mixed by Neil Kernon, and will be released late summer via Nuclear Blast Records.

Mastermind Karl Sanders states:

“All of us in Nile are happy to announce our newest album What Should Not Be Unearthed. It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an Annihilation Of The Wicked approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, At The Gates Of Sethu, was super surgically clean and very “musicianship oriented” whereas the new disc is a polar opposite; Unearthed is aimed straight at utter metal heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from Nile over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live, and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!”

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Scorpion Child Recording New Album

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Austin rockers Scorpion Child have entered the studio with Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Answer, And You Will Know Us By The Tail Of Dead…) on their sophomore album, out later in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Scorpion Child vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black had the following to say:

“The band is now locked in the studio committing everything to album #2. Everyone is dressed to the 9’s and it’s business time!”

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Child Bite Updates From The Studio, June Tour Dates With Coliseum

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Detroit punk metallers Child Bite has posted an update from recording their forthcoming new full length at Philip H Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, due out later this year via Housecore Records. Reports vocalist Shawn Knight from the Lair:

“We’ve been having a blast in the studio with Philip Anselmo! Historically, Child Bite has tracked full-length LPs in two to four days, so it has been both strange and relieving to spend two full weeks at Nodferatu’s Lair. The thirteen songs we tracked sound incredible, ten of which will make up the album while the other three will be released independently. In our spare time, we also shot a music video for ‘Mongoloid Obsession’ off of the Strange Waste EP. Written and directed by the band, it’s a lo-if slab of Ed Wood-meets-John Waters bafoonery. Look for that sucker any day now!”

The band will be supporting Coliseum on an upcoming run of tour dates.

w/ Coliseum:
Jun 05: The New Vintage – Louisville, KY
Jun 06: The End – Nashville, TN
Jun 07: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Jun 09: Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 10: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 11: DC9 – Washington, DC
Jun 12: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 13: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 15: Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA

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Devil You Know Recording New Album With Producer Josh Wilbur

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Devil You Know have completed pre-production for their sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Killer Be Killed), and will begin recording in early June.

Howard Jones (vocals) states:

“Hey everyone, so we are all really excited as 2015 is going to be a huge year for DYK. I think spending quality time together sweating on stage and holding hands in vans, buses, planes, boats, trains and submarines has helped us become a true unit, and it’s definitely showing in the new tunes. Josh Wilbur is super talented and he has a proven history of bringing out the best in bands, so we are excited to say the least. Now it’s time to stop showering and shaving so we can transform back into metal mode and get to work! More news to follow in the coming weeks people… It’s on.”

Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) – Vocals
Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish, The Francesco Artusato Project) – Guitar
John Sankey (Devolved, Fear Factory, Divine Heresy) – Drums
Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) – Bass
Roy Lev-Ari – Guitar

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Hate Eternal Complete New Album

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Hate Eternal has posted a statement in regards to their forthcoming album. Despite taking longer than expected, but it is finally done. The band issued a statement:

Contrary to news reports that are out there at the moment, this statement from March 3rd still stands… “The new Hate Eternal album has been mixed and completed. The mastering process is almost (now) finalized. Could not be more excited to unleash this beast! Dedication+hard work = A monster record!!!! RUTAN”
Official release date will be announced very soon, thank you for your patience and we will see you soon on The Metal Alliance Tour!!!!!!!

Devour The Day Sign With Razor and Tie, Upcoming Tour Dates

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Devour The Day will be releasing their forthcoming album, which is produced by Dan Korneff (Paramore, Lamb of God) and out later this year via Razor and Tie. The band has an extensive schedule of upcoming shows, including supporting Three Days Grace on select dates.

May 10: 7 Flags (Lazerfest) – Clive, IA
May 17: Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR (w/ Hellyeah)
May 21: Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
May 23: Chevrolet Court (WKRL DFB) – Syracuse, NY
May 28: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM (w/ All That Remains)
May 29: The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO (w/ All That Remains)
May 30: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 13: Genesee County Fairgrounds – Flint, MI (Loudwire Live w/ Rob Zombie)
Jun 14: St Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds (WRBR Big Growl) – South Bend, IN
Jun 20: Burlington Steamboat Days – Burlington, IA (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 21: Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 23: Mojoes – Joliet, IL (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 24: Austin’s Saloon – Libertyville, IL (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 26: Veterans Memorial Park – Bay City, MI (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 27: Indian Creek Amphitheatre – Oxford, OH (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jun 28: Centennial Terrace – Sylvania, OH (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 13: Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 15: Limelight – Peoria, IL (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 16: JJO Night at the Dane County Fair – Madison. WI
Jul 18: Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 19: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 21: Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 22: State Theatre – Portland, ME (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 26: Gillioz Theatre – Springfield, MO (w/ Three Days Grace)
Jul 30: 7 Flags – Clive, IA (w/ Three Days Grace)
Sep 12: Festival Plaza (KTUX Xfest15) – Shreveport, LA

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The Haunted Working On New Album, New Live Dates

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The Haunted are working on new material for their next album with target August/September recording date and a late 2015 release date. Guitarist Patrik Jensen commented on this:

“Not known as a band that likes to rest on our laurels, we’re pushing ahead with the follow-up to last year’s Exit Wounds album! We have most of the stuff written already, [and are] looking to record in August/September and to have it released before the end of this year. We’re very excited about the new material and can’t wait to give you the chance to hear it! Better nail down the roof in good time… and reserve the top spot on your X-mas wish list for this upcoming aural bad boy!”

May 09: Yu Gong Yi Shan Livehouse – Beijing (CHI) (feat. Belphegor)
May 11: Club Quattro – Tokyo (JP)
May 12: Club Quattro – Osaka (JP)
May 14: Hi Fi – Brisbane (AUS) (feat. Insomnium)
May 15: Hi Fi – Melbourne (AUS) (feat. Insomnium)
May 16: Manning Bar – Sydney (AUS) (feat. Insomnium)
Jun 20: Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel (BE)
Jun 21: Hellfest Open Air – Clisson (FR)
Jul 11: Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt (DE)
Jul 25: Nord Open Air – Essen (DE)
Aug 05: Brutal Assault – Jaromer (CZ)
Aug 08: Brutal Assault – Jaromer (CZ)
Nov 13-14: Metal Hammer Paradise – Wissenhauser Strand (DE)

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Hate Eternal Complete New Album

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Hate Eternal has posted a statement in regards to their forthcoming album. Despite taking longer than expected, they have completed their new album.

Contrary to news reports that are out there at the moment, this statement from March 3rd still stands… “The new Hate Eternal album has been mixed and completed. The mastering process is almost (now) finalized. Could not be more excited to unleash this beast! Dedication+hard work = A monster record!!!! RUTAN”
Official release date will be announced very soon, thank you for your patience and we will see you soon on The Metal Alliance Tour!!!!!!!

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