NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 13th New Music Releases

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Betraying The Martyrs Forced To Cancel Remaining North American Tour Over Van Accident and Fire, GoFundMe Launched

Terrible news for up and coming band Betraying The Martyrs, as they lost all of their gear, personal belongings and band merch when their van trailer of the band’s Mercedes Sprinter caught on fire. None of the members were hurt, thanks to the bravery of their driver, but all of their belongings were destroyed at a total unsalvagable loss. They have been forced to cancel the rest of their North American summer “Rapture” tour. The incident happened around 4 a.m. when the trailer caught fire. All band and crew members were able to safely to exit the vehicle with no major injuries. Tragically, all of the band’s equipment was lost in the blaze. A crowdfunding campaign has already been launched to help support the bands. You’re going to want to help when you see the photos below. Continue reading

The 2017 Summer Slaughter Tour Lineup Includes The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, And More!

After weeks of teasing us, the organizers have finally unveiled the lineup for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. Continue reading

Betraying the Martyrs – The Resilient

For a young band to solidify their status and upgrade themselves from “ones to watch” to “key members of the metal scene” with a solid third album is quite a task. A listen to The Resilient, the third record in six years from French deathcore act Betraying The Martyrs, indicates that they have taken their song-writing to another level from their previous explorations on Breathe in Life and Phantom (all Sumerian). But does this release have the chops to propel them into the metal stratosphere?

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The 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival Lineup Has Been Revealed


The 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival will be taking place from June 16th-18th in Clisson, France next year, and the final lineup has now been confirmed. Continue reading

Into The Grave Festival Concludes, Exodus Named As First Band For 2016

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Into The Grave Festival, one of the yearly highlights of the heavy music circuit in the Netherlands, took place last weekend in Leeuwarden. A sell-out crowd of over 7,000 people in attendance (not counting bands and crew) witnessed great bands such as headliner Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Ensiferum, Avatar, Betraying The Martyrs, Audrey Horne, and more lite up the stage.

Sabaton live, from Facebook.

Sabaton live, from Facebook.


Exodus has already been confirmed For Into The Grave 2016. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for Into The Grave and its sister festival City Rock for next year at their website.


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Into The Grave Festival Line-Up Complete, adds Obituary, Ensiferum, Betraying The Martyrs

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In what already looks to be a stunner of a metal music fest, Into The Grave has added their last three bands, announcing their full line-up. By adding Obituary, Ensiferum, and Betraying The Martyrs to the already stacked lineup of headliners such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, as well as Avatar and Audrey Horne; this promises to be one of summer 2015’s best. the fest takes place August 8th, and as always, the legendary after party is free, and tickets are on sale now. Combination tickets are also available for the City rock festival happening at the same time in Leeuwarden, headed up by Epica.


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Billing Into the Grave festival complete: Obituary, Ensiferum and Betraying the Martyrs confirmed.

What do a French metal core band, a Finnish folk metal group and an American death metal icon have in common? Betraying the Martyrs, Ensiferum and Obituary have been confirmed for the Dutch metal festival Into the Grave! With these names, the line-up of the festival is complete. Into the Grave will be held on the 8th of August, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Obituary is a band that every death metal fan knows. These American death metallers are seen as one of the pioneers of the genre. Last year, the group released their latest effort Inked in Blood and with this album, they proved that they remain relevant in the metal scene to this day. The Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum is capable of turning every show into an epic feast with songs about heroes, battles and booze! So dress up as a warrior and join Ensiferum when they go into battle at Into the Grave 2015! The French metalcore band Betraying the Martyrs will destroy the city of Leeuwarden with their heavy riffs and break downs.

The line-up of Into the Grave consists of the following bands: Sabaton (SWE),Sepultura (BRA), Obituary (USA), Cannibal Corpse (USA), Ensiferum (FIN),Avatar (SWE), Audrey Horne (NO) and Betraying the Martyrs (FRA). One more band will be added, the opener of the festival, but this band will be selected via a local band competition called Highway to Hell. The winner of this competition will open both Into the Grave and Dokk’em Open Air.