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Pantera, Tool, Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold will headline the 2023 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival, set to take place May 18-21 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Evanescence, Incubus, Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, and Coheed & Cambria, among many others. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.
Arctangent Festival has announced a second wave of bands for the 2023 event! Among the new names on the bill include Deafheaven (performing Sunbather, UK exclusive), The Fall Of Troy, Cave In, Igorrr, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Elder, Russian Circles, Svalbard, Brutus, Jaga Jazzist, And So I Watch You From Afar, and more. ATG dates are 16th,17th,18th,19th for August 2023 and tickets are on sale at the link below. The festival had already announced bands such as Bicurious, Conjurer, Dvne, Five the Hierophant, Hippotraktor, Scalping, and Skin Failure.
The first bands have been announced for Roadburn 2023! Among the first bands announced are Deafheaven, Julie Christmas, Wolves In The Throne Room, Brutus, Giles Corey, Chat Pile, Burst, KEN Mode, Big ‡ Brave, and more! The first commissioned project for 2023 is JOHN CXNNOR performing All My Future’s Past. Tickets go on sale on November 15th, at the link below.
Back in the tail end of the seventies, Bon Scott of AC/DC sang “if you want blood, you got it.” Over four decades later in 2022, we might hear a comparable rallying cry from vocalist/guitarist Ryan Osterman and his post-rock/shoegaze band Holy Fawn. However, on Dimensional Bleed (Wax Bodega) — the Arizona natives’ second album — the message would be more like “if you want relentless, beautiful sadness, you got it.”
So, we have got to sit down and talk about how subgenre crazy the extreme metal world has become. It seems like with every week that goes by another fresh batch of new “subgenres” enter the metal lexicon. You see Deafheaven can’t be filed under Black Metal because they’re really a Post Existential Crisis Alternative Shoegaze Latte outfit. Ice Nine Kills’ early stuff was metalcore, but nowadays they’ve drifted over to Slasher Showtunes. I wish good luck to whoever has to classify whatever Pyrithe’s Monuments to Impermanence (Gilead Media).
It’s near midnight and I’m driving down New Hampshire Route 111. I’m not headed anywhere of importance and have no real sense of urgency. Not another vehicle for miles and the sole sources of light are the moon and the occasional lonely lamppost. The accompaniment for this very calming dark drive is Deafheaven’s latest, Infinite Granite (Sargent House). May seem a bit moody or even scary to others, but this drive and soundtrack make for a wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here moment for me.
Post-Black Metal band Deafheaven has shared a new single and video, “In Blur,” from their fast-approaching new album, Infinite Granite due August 20th via Sargent House. “In Blur” is the first official video from the album and it was directed by John Bradburn. The video tips its hat to Sisyphus, the Greek Mythology story of rolling the boulder up the hill only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top. Watch the clip now and pre-order the album below.
After a few days of teasing on social media and their website, Deafheaven has dropped an incredible new single “Great Mass of Color” – as the first salvo from their upcoming new album, Infinite Granite. You can hear the track at Bandcamp and also pre-order the digital version of the album. The record releases on August, 20th, 2021 via Sargent House, the date teased in their posts. More info will hopefully soon be released about one of the most anticipated albums of the year. They recently announced their only two shows this year with a date in the Bay Area and one in Los Angeles, on sale now. Jam out the new song now!
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