Say what you will about Deathcore, it is nothing if not persistent. Not that the idea of mixing Death Metal and Hardcore is a new one (i.e., Suffocation) but when the term deathcore is applied today it recalls the halcyon years between 2007 and 2012 when a young man’s worth was determined by his throat tattoo, the size of his gauges and his MySpace networking skills. If you had a pig squeal, a breakdown and a dream it seemed like you too could be handed an Earache Records deal. But when did that dream end? Well, according to Lorna Shore’s …And I Return to Nothingness (Century Media) it didn’t.Continue reading
Hard at work on a new album, Ukranian progressive metal band Jinjer has announced they have rescheduled their previously postponed North American headline tour. Direct support will come from special guests Suicide Silence. Ticket pre-sales begin Thursday, March 25th with the public on-sale Friday, March 26th. The band is hopeful the new album will be due out later this year via Napalm Records. Watch their first studio update now.
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
Suicide Silence has announced they will stream their 2015 Mental Health America Benefit Show via Knotfest platforms on Friday, June 19th! Fans will enjoy never released multi-cam video footage from the benefit which features the audio from the Live & Mental release. Today, the band launches a new “Zero Tolerance” shirt in which 100% of proceeds will be donated to Campaign Zero, an organization that analyzes policing practices across the country and provides research & data to organizers & policymakers nationwide in their efforts to identify effective solutions to end police violence.
An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts, and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below. Continue reading
Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan joins the growing ranks of rescheduled festivals for 2021. Originally the first major festival postponed, Knotfest Japan will now take place on January 10th and 11th of next year with much of the same lineup. Knotfest Japan 2021 will feature Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, BABYMETAL, coldrain, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, and more! New tickets and other info details can be found below.Continue reading
Ah, the long-vaunted return to Deathcore form for Suicide Silence. Or is it? I’m sure the cynics and naysayers have already written off Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast) as a simple effort to save face after the experimental and pseudo-Nu-metal stylings of 2017’s Suicide Silence. But let’s really get down to brass tacks here: Suicide Silence isn’t the first or last band to hit the soft reboot button on their careers. Continue reading
Jinjer shares their new official music video for the track ‘Retrospection’, from their recent album Macro, out now via Napalm Records. Watch the clip below! The band has been hard at work touring behind their album with their dates all through Europe and the Mediterranean this weekend. Then it’s time for another run of North American Headline tour dates with Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder starting April 23rd. Continue reading
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On the power of their new album Macro out now via Napalm Records, Jinjer has booked a full headline tour of the USA for 2020. Direct support will come from Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder. The tour kicks off April 23rd and tickets go on sale this Friday, December 6th.Continue reading