Youth Movement – Speaking The Kings

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Orange County post metallers Speaking the Kings are the newest faces on the Nuclear Blast roster, with the release of their first full length album Carousel. Guitarist Justin Boch spoke about being part of a youth movement on a Nuclear Blast roster and sounding a bit from left field than most of the current acts they have out.

It’s funny. This is probably the least metal or heavy band we’ve done to this point. In the same breath it’s also the thing we’ve most proud of and it’s like what you said earlier that we’re on a huge label with all of these huge metal bands that we all like so much. We’re extreme fortunate that they believe in us enough to give us a chance to be that band. We’re stoked that a band from the UK called Bury Tomorrow that’s closer to what we’re doing. Just possibly being able to carry the flag for this genre and this music on a label like this has been nothing but a blessing for us and we’re super stoked on that.

I think they see the potential in this genre. They’ve been around for 30 years and they have almost every single kind of metal you can think of, from rock to black metal to thrash metal. But they don’t have their hands tapped into this kind of popcore genre that we’ve undertaken. It’s cool because they’re making a move to push for this style,” added guitarist Mike Entin.

They just signed For Today, which is similar type of band and will find on Warped Tour, but they’re also making some moves for the future that are really big and exciting and can’t wait to get shit happening. I think they see our potential and they want to be part of this while it does grow.

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They spoke about being signed to a label like Nuclear Blast and when the reality of being labelmates with bands such as Slayer and Machine Head sunk in. Entin shared his thoughts on the matter.

It immediately sunk in! It’s funny because one of the first things I learned on guitar was ‘Raining Blood’ and now we’re on the same label as Slayer. I remember I met Kerry King and I couldn’t even talk to him because I was so starstruck and that’s not usually my thing. It was crazy to me that we’re on the same label as Slayer, Suicide Silence and Meshuggah – all of these amazing bands. It’s just crazy.

I’m not an amazing guitar player or anything but it’s awesome that Nuclear [Blast] sees the potential in me and trusts us and wants us to be their flagship band of the genre.

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On the subject of which label mates they would each like to tour with, each member had a different candidate.

Suicide Silence. They’re friends and local band and they’re killer dudes with a killer lineup,” said drummer Will Peacock.

I would say Bury Tomorrow because I would really like to go to Europe and I think that we’re all into their music and they would be super cool to go out with someone from there and show us around and see someone you normally wouldn’t see,” said Boch.

Entin added, “Bury Tomorrow would be cool because they’re Nuclear Blast family and they’ve been carrying the torch over there. Maybe they’ll show a little love to us and take us under their wing. Then they could get the most out of us for Nuclear Blast. And of course there’s Slayer.

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Turnstile, Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions Added To New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival has added Baltimore hardcore outfit Turnstile for the Saturday lineup, and Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions for the Sunday lineup. The event will be at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.

The updated lineup is:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Cavalera Conspiracy
Corrosion of Conformity
Jasta
Code Orange
Overcast
On Broken Wings
Within The Ruins
Fit For An Autopsy
The Atlas Moth
The Banner
Black Mask
Homewrecker
Discourse
Phinehas
Downpour
Boris The Blade

Saturday April 18th
Testament
Exodus
Nuclear Assault
Nails
Turnstile
Indecision
Incendiary
Suburban Scum
Incantation
Vital Remains
Allegaeon
Rivers of Nihil
The Agonist
Wisdom In Chains
Disgrace
Gods Hate
Thy Will Be Done
No Zodiac
Extinction AD
Vice
Absolute Suffering
Shattered Sun

Sunday April 19th
Motionless In White
For Today
The Color Morale
Vanna
Death Before Dishonor
Cruel Hand
Sworn In
Lionheart
The Plot In You
I Declare War
These Streets
My Ticket Home
Rude Awakening
Lorna Shore
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
World of Pain
Shark Ethic
GhostXShip
Living Laser
Brick By Brick
Nasty
Gift Giver
Oath
Exalt
Unity
Eternal Sleep
Jagged Visions

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Ice Nine Kills Streaming “Me, Myself and Hyde” Lyric Video

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Boston foursome Ice Nine Kills has made their new single “Me, Myself & Hyde” available. The song alludes to the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, playing on the narration of split personas with a frantic and sinister intensity. Watch the lyric video below.

Ice Nine Kills is currently on the Beyond The Barricade Tour with Motionless In White, For Today and New Year’s Day.

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Feb 27: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Feb 28: Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Mar 01 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar 11: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13: SOMA – San Diego, CA
Mar 14: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 15: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 16: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 19: Far West Event Center – Odessa, TX
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX (South By So What?!)
Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Mar 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 28: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

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Motionless In White Streaming “Break The Cycle” Music Video

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Motionless In White is streaming the music video for “Break The Cycle,” off their latest album Reincarnate, out now via Fearless Records.

Filmed in Los Angeles, CA, directing duo The Widow Brothers intertwine dark ominous imagery with live performance footage to tell the story behind the track. Lead vocalist Chris Motionless explains,

“The music video really brings to life the concept of where my head was at when writing the lyrics. Really excited to premiere this one as it’s one of my personal favorites.” View the behind the scene photos here.

They are currently on their headline tour with For Today, Ice Nine Kills and New Years Day. They will also take part on the summer long US tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine.

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Motionless In White Tour Dates
Beyond The Barricade Headline Tour w/ For Today, Ice Nine Kills, New Years Day
Feb 27: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Feb 28: Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar 11: Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13: SOMA – San Diego, CA
Mar 14: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 15: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 16: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Mar 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 28: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
April 19: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival – Worcester, MA
April 25: Fort Rock Festival – Fort Myers, FL
April 26: Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
May 02: Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
May 09: Northern InvasionCarolina Rebellion – Somerset, WI
May 16: Skate & Surf Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
May 17: Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

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The Summer’s Last Stand Tour W/ Slipknot, Lamb Of God, & Bullet For My Valentine

Jul 24: Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 25: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
Jul 26: Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Jul 28: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Jul 29: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
Jul 31: Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 01: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Aug 02: Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Aug 04: Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
Aug 05: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Aug 06: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 08: Molson Amphitheater – Toronto, ON
Aug 11: Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, DC
Aug 12: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 14: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
Aug 15: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
Aug 16: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
Aug 19: Red Rock Amphitheater – Denver, CO
Aug 21: USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 24: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Aug 26: Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
Aug 28: MGM Resort Festival Lot – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 29: Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug 30: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Sept 02: Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
Sept 04: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
Sept 05: Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX

Ice Kills Nine Streaming “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage” Music Video

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Boston four-piece Ice Nine Kills has released a thrilling, ’50’s inspired, music video for “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage,” off their latest album The Predator Becomes The Prey, out now via Outerloop Records. Directed by Josiah Moore, the video is done in true Ice Nine Kills fashion with equal amounts of comedy and horror and features a cast full of INK fans. Watch it here.

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Vocalist Spencer Charnas comments:

“I’m very excited for everyone to see this video. Not only does it include a devilishly tongue in cheek plot with an eerie 1950’s backdrop, but it’s cast is made up of almost entirely our fans. We put an ad up on our Facebook page asking kids to be part of the filming, and like always, our fans stepped up and made us proud.”

The band will tour with Motionless In White, For Today, and New Years Day on The Beyond The Barricade Tour beginning February 20th.

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South By So What?! Finalizes 2015 Edition Lineup

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South By So What?! Festival’s 2015 edition has confirmed their final lineup, which will be held on March 20, 21 and 22, 2015 at Quik Trip Park in Grand Prairie, TX.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Circa Survive
Mayday Parade
La Dispute
Cartel
The Maine
Title Fight
Balance & Composure
Against THe Current
Badflower
Boymeetsworld
Capsize
Carousel Kings
Chon
Courage My Love
Dear YOu
Driver Friendly
Fine Fine Titans
For The Win
Front Porch Step
Ghost Atlas
Ghost Town
Hawthorne Heights
He Is Legend
Hotel Books
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Knuckle Puck
Lydia
My Body Sings Electric
Polyphia
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Set It Off
The Alchemy Index
The Ongoing Concept
This Legend

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Motionless In White
Attila
Memphis May Fire
Crown The Empire
Chiodos
For Today
Adaliah
As We Walk
A Skylit Drive
Beartooth
Betrayal
Close Your Eyes
Dance Gavin Dance
Dayseeker
Enter Shikari
Everyone Likes Cathleen
Every Passing Dream
Famous Last Words
Favorite Weapon
Fear And Wounds
Fire From The Gods
Gladiators
Good Morning Gorgeous
Hundredth
Ice Nine Kills
Like Moths To Flames
My Ticket Home
New Years Day
Outline In Color
Palisades
Silent Planet
Sirens & Sailors
Slaves
Stars In Stereo
Sworn In
Take It Back
The Color Morale
Unity
Vanna
Wolves At The Gate
Yesterday As Today

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Atreyu
Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Emmure
After The Burial
As Blood Runs Black
Barrier
Bent Life
Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Carnifex
Chelsea Grin
Conquer Divide
Death Before Dishonor
Elitist
Expire
Fallujah
Gideon
Gift Giver
Invent, Animate
Kublai Khan
Lorna Shore
Modern Pain
Mouth Of The South
No Bragging Rights
Norma Jean
Oceano
One Year Later
Parables
Power Trip
Rotting Out
Stray From The Path
Sworn In
Texas In July
The Browning
The Family Ruin
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Traitors
Upon A Burning Body
Veil Of Maya
Villains
Vulgar Display
Within The Ruins

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Motionless In White, For Today, Ice Nine Kills and New Years Day Adds More Dates

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Motionless In White’s “The Beyond The Barricade Tour” with For Today, Ice Nine Kills and New Years Day has added new dates:

Feb 20: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Feb 21: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Feb 22: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 24: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Feb 27: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Feb 28: Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar 11: The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13: Soma – San Diego, CA
Mar 14: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 15: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar 16: Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Mar 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 28: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Motionless In White Added As Sunday Headliner For New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XVII

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New England Metal And Hardcore Festival has announced Motionless In White as the Sunday headliner to the seventeenth edition of the fest. The event is held at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.

Vocalist Chris Cerulli states, “One of my favorite DVD’s in my collection has always been the 2003 New England Metal and Hardcore Fest DVD. Back then the metal and hardcore world was so stacked with a seemingly endless roster of legendary bands. Needless to say, it’s an incredibly huge honor to be headlining a day on this festival twelve years later after the first time I saw that DVD and after all these years how the fest has proven itself to be an unstoppable force. We hope to add in making this another successful year representing metal and hardcore in New England.”

UPDATED LINEUP FOR NEMHF 2015

Friday April 17th –
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
OVERCAST
THE BANNER
BLACK MASK
HOMEWRECKER
DOWNPOUR
NO ZODIAC

Saturday April 18th –
TESTAMENT headliner
EXODUS
NUCLEAR ASSAULT (Final New England Appearance)
NAILS
INDECISON
INCENDIARY
WISDOM IN CHAINS

Sunday April 19th –
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
FOR TODAY
THE COLOR MORALE
MY TICKET HOME

Motionless In White Release Dates For Headlining Tour

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Motionless In White has released the first batch of dates on their headlining “The Beyond The Barricade Tour” with For Today and Ice Nine Kills.

Feb 20: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Feb 21: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Feb 22: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 24: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Feb 27: The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Feb 28: Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Mar 02: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Mar 03: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 07: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 10: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar 18: Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 20: Kapone’s – San Antonio, TX
Mar 21: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 24: The Opera House – Toronto, ON
Mar 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Mar 29: Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA