Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Snake Sweat” [Short Film]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Snake Sweat Short Film

A mescaline-infused short featuring the YYYs playing severely warped versions of themselves. Together, they try to “lose their minds in order to recover purity of truth.” And stuff. Directed by Barney Clay.

GREEN DAY AND P!NK SET TO MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO “2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” STAGE Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford Confirmed To Present At MTV’S 26th Annual Awards Show Airing Live From New York City On Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM

GREEN DAY AND P!NK SET TO MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO “2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” STAGE Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford Confirmed To Present At MTV’S 26th Annual Awards Show Airing Live From New York City On Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (ET/PT)

New York, NY (July 30, 2009) –– MTV is taking over New York City and breaking down the walls as Green Day and P!nk are set to perform at the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards.” Grammy Award® winning rockers Green Day return to the VMAs stage to perform a hit off their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown. After an explosive performance at last year’s show, P!nk is determined to top herself this time around with a song from her multi-platinum selling album Funhouse. In addition, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford are the first presenters confirmed for the show. As previously announced, Russell Brand will host and Taylor Swift and Muse are set to perform. The “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT). Additional performers, nominees and presenters will be announced at a later date.

“Last year I got to jump out of a window at the VMAs in LA,” said P!nk. “This year I can’t wait to blow the roof off Radio City in New York.”

“We are excited to be performing at the Video Music Awards,” says Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. “You never know what’s going to happen, and it’s always a memorable experience for us.”

Three songs from 21st Century Breakdown – including “21 Guns,” “Know Your Enemy” and “East Jesus Nowhere” – are currently available to Rock Band™ owners for download. The Green Day tracks are the first in an exclusive partnership between MTV Games, Harmonix and Warner Music Group’s Green Day to bring the band’s songs to the Rock Band™ platform as downloadable content.

From performer announcements to rehearsal details, fans will be the first to know all the VMA news by following the “insideMTV” twitter account at twitter.com/insidemtv. There will be exclusive tweets, videos and photos posted leading up to and throughout the big show. Viewers will also have access to all things VMAs by logging on to vma.mtv.com.

Additionally, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to sign up for VMA text alerts by texting VIP to 8911 to receive VMA news and behind-the-scenes action delivered directly to their Verizon Wireless phones.

MTV has once again tapped Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves to executive produce this year’s “MTV Video Music Awards.” Jesse and Den of Thieves, which he launched in 2007, have a slate of shows debuting this year including “The T.O. Show” on VH1 and “Peak Season” on CTV/MTV Canada. Ignjatovic spent many years as Vice President of Music & Talent Development, creating, executive producing shows like the GRAMMY® award winning “MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups” featuring Jay-Z/Linkin Park, J Lo’s “Dancelife,” Snoop Dogg’s “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle,” Meet The Barkers,” and “MTV Icon.” Jesse recently executive produced Russell Brand’s first U.S. comedy special, “Russell Brand in New York City,” for Comedy Central.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer, for the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards.” Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Garrett English is co-Executive Producer/Executive in Charge of Production. Amy Doyle is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Jen Jones is Producer. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Official sponsors of the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” are 5 ® Gum, Febreze, Pepsi, Rhapsody ®, Sears, Taco Bell ®, U.S. Army and Verizon Wireless.

The “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of 68 channels reaching 577 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

About MTV:
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries — giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com grew a healthy +9% from 1Q09, averaging 23.6M unique visitors for the second quarter of 2009. The site continues to grow video content streams, up significantly from 1Q09 by +15%, generating a whopping 262.2M streams in Q209, a +7% increase from the same time period last year. And MTV’s successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms

FREE YR RADIO HITS THE MUSIC FESTIVALS BROADCAST STAGES TO BENEFIT INDIE STATIONS IN JERSEY CITY, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, NYC AND NEW ORLEANS ALL POINTS WEST INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE BELOW

FREE YR RADIO HITS THE MUSIC FESTIVALS BROADCAST STAGES TO BENEFIT INDIE STATIONS IN JERSEY CITY, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, NYC AND NEW ORLEANS ALL POINTS WEST INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE BELOW

In its third year Toyota’s Free Yr Radio brings music to the masses hosting the Free Yr Radio Broadcast Stage benefitting independent stations at All Points West, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, CMJ and Voodoo Festival.

Launched in 2007 with a mission to support independent radio stations Free Yr Radio has equipped over 20 partner stations with tools to increase exposure and listener support. Those stations have included KEXP (Seattle an NY), The Current (Twin Cities, MN), KUSF (San Francisco) and KXLU (Los Angeles) among others. In previous years the campaign hosted shows featuring top indie talent in Urban Outfitters stores across the U.S. Partner bands have included Sonic Youth, No Age, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., King Khan, !!!, Dan Deacon, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer and others. In addition to generating awareness and support through the free station-hosted concerts, participating radio stations were also given the opportunity to award a brand new Toyota Yaris to a listener to help boost fundraising or listener appreciation efforts.

This summer and fall music fans will encounter the Toyota Free Yr Radio Broadcast Stage with independent radio stations hosting and broadcasting. interviews and performances of festival talent. The audio captured at these stages will be distributed free of charge to the nation’s network of CMJ-reporting indie radio stations.

“Toyota and Free Yr Radio are proud to be a part of the vibrancy and energy of the music festivals and the ongoing support of indie radio stations and their fans,” said Keith Dahl, Toyota National Manager of Engagement Marketing. “This year we are going beyond the walls of intimate venues and broadcasting these interviews and performances to everyone.”

Free Yr Radio will make a contribution to each festival partner station and each station will have the opportunity to raise additional funds through on-site activities geared toward festival attendees. Free Yr Radio festival activities include a photo booth Corolla, and a Shrinky Dink wearable art station. The campaign kicks off this weekend at All Points West. Interview and performance schedule is below.

Free Yr Radio 2009 festivals and partner stations include:

All Points West – Jersey City, NJ
July 31 – Aug 2
Benefitting The Core, Rutgers University (with a partnership with nearby Piscataway High School)

thecore.fm

Fri. July 31: Heartless Bastards (2 PM), Eugene Mirman (4:30 PM), Telepathe (5 PM), Jake and Amir (5:30 PM), Peanut Butter Wolf (10 PM)

Sat. Aug. 1: Black Gold (3 PM), Chairlift (4 PM), Electric Touch (4:30 PM), Jeff Rubin/Streeter Seidell (5 PM), Tokyo Police Club (5:30 PM)

Sun. Aug. 2: PT Walkley (12 PM), Steel Train (1:30 PM), Todd Barry (3:30 PM), Hey Champ (4 PM), Kitty, Daisy (5 PM)

ABOUT TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion dealerships in North America that sold more than 2.4 million vehicles in 2008. Toyota directly employs over 43,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $21 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $30 billion.

2nd ANNUAL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP WITH JEREMY SAFFER TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 29TH AND 30TH FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST BANDS VANNA AND ANTILOVE

2nd ANNUAL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP WITH JEREMY SAFFER TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 29TH AND 30TH FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST BANDS VANNA AND ANTILOVE

Photographer Jeremy Saffer is set to run the 2nd Annual Music Photography Seminar in Western Massachusetts on August 29th and 30th. Special guest bands appearing at the Seminar are Epitaph recording artists Vanna, and Western Massachusetts’ own AntiLove. More information is available at www.jeremysaffer.com/workshop.

This will be a two day event, covering all aspects of the music photography business, concert photography, in studio, and on-location band photo shoots, endorsement photos, lighting options, post production, as well as interactive and hands-on photo shoots with both bands.

The first Music Photography Seminar took place in September ‘08 and featured Shai Hulud and Thy Will Be Done.

Photographer Jeremy Saffer released his first book of photography in April. Entitled Bring The Noise, the 120 page hardcover collection features 156 full-color band images, all taken from Saffer’s extensive career, shooting music’s best and brightest. Bring The Noise gathers a broad selection of artists, representing the varied spectrum of both the metal and hardcore scenes. Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through, All That Remains, Dimmu Borgir, Bring Me The Horizon, Norma Jean, Earth Crisis, Behemoth and many more all make appearances within the pages of Bring The Noise, which also contain a number of never-before-seen images exclusive to the book. “The word ‘talented’ absolutely belongs to Mr. Saffer,” says Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. For more info on Bring The Noise please visit www.jeremysaffer.com/bringthenoise.

Jeremy Saffer is a longtime contributor to Outburn Magazine. Saffer is also the house photographer for the esteemed Worcester Palladium, as well as the official photographer of the venue’s annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The photographer has also worked with many respected underground record labels, including Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast, Victory Records, Trustkill, and Prosthetic Records, as well as ESP guitars, Draven shoes, and Peavey Electronics…all of whom have been impressed with Saffer’s hard work, dedication, and talent.

“A lot of us take pictures, but Jeremy takes photographs,” enthuses David Ellefson, formerly of Megadeth. “Even though his subjects are some of the biggest icons of rock who are worthy of a thousand words to tell their story, Jeremy says it all in one snap of shutter.”

DAVID SYLVIAN RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM “MANAFON” IN THE US ON SEPT 15

DAVID SYLVIAN RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM “MANAFON” IN THE US ON SEPT 15

David Sylvian is a man apart. In a thirty-year career that spans the New Romantic movement, ambient works and progressive rock, and mature and esoteric pop, Sylvian has tested popular styles and bent them to his own vision. But the ’00s have seen a more extreme side of his work. While 2003’s Blemish startled long-time fans with its emotional rigour, Sylvian has taken the next step with Manafon – a work of nuance and stern musicality, that is also intriguing, suspenseful, and horribly beautiful.

On Manafon, Sylvian pursues “a completely modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical.” In sessions in London, Vienna, and Tokyo, Sylvian assembled the world’s leading improvisers and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance, and live electronics. From Evan Parker and Keith Rowe, to Fennesz and members of Polwechsel, to Sachiko M and Otomo Yoshihide, the musicians provide both a backdrop and a counterweight to his own vocal performances – which, minus one instrumental, are nakedly the center of each piece.
Sylvian’s voice has never been so dominant or so striking, and his resonant tenor and deliberate vibrato captivate the listener from the start of “Small Metal Gods.” Its prominence would come off as egotistical – except that each performance is an exercise in self-exposure, and each character study is written in the third-person, to allow the maximum detachment.

“It’s like a one-man monologue in which every change of light and backdrop is crucial to the carrying of the central performance. It’s an ensemble work even though there is a central performance.”

Though the setlist is all ballads, romanticism is out, and no percussion provides a pulse. All the melody and rhythm rest in the voice. Aside from overdubs of acoustic guitar or John Tilbury’s somber, Feldman-esque phrases on piano, Sylvian enhanced but did not reconfigure the improvisations, giving himself just the skeletons of songs to guide him.

When an instrument locks with the lyrics – as when Fennesz introduces a texture that clinches the disaster of “Snow White in Appalachia” – the moment is indescribable; when it dissolves, Sylvian doesn’t pause. Neither a complement nor a Greek chorus, the instrumentalists maintain an ambiguous attitude to the singer, and what he’s saying. When Sylvian’s delivery implies sympathy or mockery on “The Greatest Living Englishman,” the music is cantankerous but dry, and Otomo Yoshihide’s abrupt snippets of classical vinyl may or may not share the joke.

The closing track, “Manafon,” depicts the British poet R. S. Thomas. Sylvian explains that it is “a description of a man of faith, who struggles with that faith, who imposes an order on the external world in the hope of finding it internally. A man who embraces the morals and values of his faith and lives by them but who also struggles with the silence that burns inside his own heart and mind. God’s silence. He’s a man out of time who begins to look, on the surface, more like some tragicomic figure as time passes. While he seems to be an insufferable individual in many ways there’s a quixotic element in his quest for knowledge, for upholding morals and values that even he struggles with when it comes to believing in their efficacy.”
Manafon’s contradictions lay at the heart of its excellence. It’s driven not just by the tension between improvisation and composition, frontman and ensemble, or in Sylvian’s words, “intimacy and solitude.” Manafon captures the dilemma of a man who studies himself clincically, but cannot truly understand himself; who’s disillusioned, but maybe laughably so. The most common sensation, which hangs in almost every note, is a feeling of suspense. The sole instrumental – to which Sylvian also contributes – sounds less like a performance, and more like a wellspring of possibilities.

The album ends simply on a phrase and a breath. But there’s a happier ending in its other theme: Manafon also explores the creative process. Intuition drew Sylvian to these pieces and these players, and the surprises they bring: a cello visiting like a warm hand on a forehead, the unpredictable use of unadulterated sine waves, the brassy path of Evan Parker’s soprano sax solo. Manafon has a forbidding core, but aesthetically, each piece is an engrossing discovery.

“Maybe I’m attracted to the stories of individuals who search for meaning on their own terms,” says Sylvian. “But what I’m fascinated by is the devotion to a creative discipline. The meaning with which the work imbues the life regardless of its reception and, to a certain extent, its importance.”

Sylvian’s search is endless, and maybe quixotic. The fruits of the journey are unknowably rich

BACKSTREET BOYS GEAR UP FOR NEW ALBUM, THIS IS US SET FOR AN OCTOBER 6TH RELEASE

BACKSTREET BOYS GEAR UP FOR NEW ALBUM, THIS IS US SET FOR AN OCTOBER 6TH RELEASE

Backstreet Boys are very proud to announce the release of their new album, THIS IS US. Set for an October 6th release on Jive Records, THIS IS US is the seventh studio album from this groundbreaking and chart topping group that redefined the modern musical landscape, ushering in a chapter of pop culture that commandeered the world’s radio airwaves, broke music and concert sales records, and launched a new generation of teen idols. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean collaborated with a powerhouse suite of producers and songwriters on THIS IS US that included T-Pain, Max Martin, RedOne, Soulshock and Karlin, Jim Jonsin and Claude Kelly. The end result is an indelible and finely crafted R&B and pop album from four talented musicians who love what they do and who maintain the rare relevance in an industry that often disposes of pop acts.

The 11 songs that make up THIS IS US are the sounds of four skilled singers with a similar vision, who have dealt with the trials and tribulations that accompany fame at an early age and who came out as one of the most successful groups of all time. From the undeniable dance floor ready lead single, “Straight Through My Heart” (click on link to stream) to the reflective soar of “Bigger,” from the hook crazy “Bye Bye Love” to the romantic yearning of “She’s A Dream,” THIS IS US shows remarkable growth as songwriters and continues to give us songs that has made millions smile.

“We’re really excited to release this new album and know that our fans are excited too. We worked with a group of amazing artists and producers that we’ve never worked with before, exploring new sounds and territory and know the final product turned out incredible” says Carter.

Backstreet Boys plan on spending the second half of 2009 and all of 2010 on the road. A European tour has already been announced and a full North American headlining tour will be announced shortly. Tour dates can be found on the group’s official website

Over the last 12 years, the Backstreet Boys have sold more than 76 million albums worldwide, have scored a dozen Top 40 hits and charted in the Top Ten in nearly every country making them one of the most successful groups of all time.

EL PERRO DEL MAR SET TO RELEASE ‘LOVE IS NOT POP’ ON OCTOBER 20 WILL SUPPORT PETER. BJORN AND JOHN ON US TOUR THIS NOVEMBER

EL PERRO DEL MAR SET TO RELEASE ‘LOVE IS NOT POP’ ON OCTOBER 20 WILL SUPPORT PETER. BJORN AND JOHN ON US TOUR THIS NOVEMBER

Sweden-based El Perro Del Mar, known informally as Sarah Assbring, is set to release her third full-length album Love Is Not Pop (The Control Group) on October 20, 2009. Following the album release, El Perro Del Mar will be supporting Peter Bjorn and John on their North American tour in November. Further details on those dates are to come. El Perro Del Mar will also play these headline NYC / LA shows:

November 9th Joe’s Pub, New York City
November 23rd Hotel Café, Los Angeles

El Perro Del Mar on Love Is Not Pop

Shortly after having finished touring with my second album ‘From the Valley to the Stars’ I started writing new songs. For some reason all the songs were about love and in particular that of the doomed kind. Unconsciously I think I knew what I was trying to tell myself. I’d spent some bad times in New York and some good times in Paris and both these cities have made a great imprint on this album and my current outlook on love. I’ve decided to call it ‘Love Is Not Pop’ – the songs on the album are all pop songs and they are all about love. But naturally, it is not all as simple as that. As much as pop can be love and vice versa – I’d like to believe that love goes so much deeper than a pop song. The title is of course also a play with words as well as a play with my persona up until this point. This album is also very much a way for me to look further into ways of writing and expressing myself – it definitely is a conscious step away from what I did on my last album. The mindset is darker and the soundscape mysteriously groovy thus it is not by chance I’ve chosen to work together with Rasmus Hägg, the other half of the acclaimed Swedish duo Studio, as a co-producer. His input and source of inspiration has been no other than apure revelation to me. Working so closely together with someone has been a new experience for me and I feel excited about having come to the point where I’ve been wanting to let someone into the very much abstract and intimate process of song writing. I’m glad it was Rasmus I let in.

– El Perro Del Mar/Sarah Assbring

Track list:

1. Gotta Get Smart
2. Change Of Heart
3. L Is For Love
4. Let Me In
5. Heavenly Arms
6. It Is Something (To Have Wept)
7. A Better Love
Bonus tracks:
8. L Is For Love (Low Motion Disco’s additional love remix)
9. Change Of Heart (J Rintamäki remix)
10. Let Me In (Nhessingtons remix)

Precious Metal Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces Edited by Albert Mudrian

“After five years of countless cold calls, innumerable bounced emails and literally hundreds of hours spent transcribing interview tapes, we bring you this definitive collection of untold stories from these genre-defining landmarks. Now go get your dork on.”—from the Introduction

Precious Metal Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces Edited by Albert Mudrian

Edited by Albert Mudrian—Editor-in-Chief of Decibel magazine—Precious Metal takes you inside the recording studios where the most intense heavy metal albums of all time were created, providing background on the savage guitar sounds and bloodcurdling screams that have defined a musical genre.

To compile this book, Mudrian pored through Decibel—renowned for its metal “Hall of Fame” interview series—and expanded its interviews to bring you face-to-face with each and every band member who contributed to twenty-five immortal albums. Revealing the operatic scope of each band’s vision and their uphill battles to lay down tracks that would endure, the pieces offer a fly-on-the-wall look at three decades of rocking out. Highlights include:

· Ozzy Osbourne’s devastating departure from Black Sabbath—and their reinvention with Heaven and Hell, which captured a new generation of metal fans.
· The quick rise and fall of Diamond Head, whose proto-thrash classic Lightning to the Nations (a one-week recording demo) catapulted them into the pantheon.
· Sleep’s 52-minute one-track release, Jerusalem, and the 1.316-second song “You Suffer” that earned Napalm Death a world record.
· A double arrest for Emperor—the guitarist for arson, the drummer for murder—that threatened the completion of In the Nightside Eclipse.
· The grotesque, taboo-shattering lyrics of Cannibal Corpse—and the shocking Tomb of the Mutilated cover art that decimated the limits of zombie pornography.

Delving deep into the bands’ diverse influences—ranging from the usual suspects like Led Zeppelin to Wagnerian opera (Kyuss) and reggae (Napalm Death)—Precious Metal celebrates the legacy of their landmark albums and amplifies the risks taken along the way.

To celebrate the book’s release, on Friday, July 31st at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Decibel is holding a special book release show. Grindcore legends Repulsion will kick off our with a once-in-a-lifetime performance of their Hall of Fame-inducted classic Horrified in its entirety! Pig Destroyer and Brutal Truth will be there to tear the venue a new one, too. A few tickets are still available and can be purchased here:
http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=pig+destroyer&x=0&y=0

Albert Mudrian is the Editor-in-Chief of Decibel magazine and the author of the cult classic Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

August 1, 2009 $18.95 Paperback Original 368 Pages Music ISBN: 978-0-306-81806-6

The Most Hardcore Metal Musicians, in Their Own Words…

“I guess I was never a real Satanist—it was just a pose.”
—Nicke Andersson
Entombed, Left Hand Path

“It felt so good to play live—it felt like you were killing somebody.”
—Josh Homme
Kyuss, Welcome to Sky Valley

“The blood, the guts and the gore—that’s what it’s all about.”
—Bob Rusay
Cannibal Corpse, Tomb of the Mutilated

“Everything’s an experiment, you know? That’s the beauty of art.”
—David Vincent
Morbid Angel, Altars of Madness

“Eyehategod was started as a way to piss people off. All the heavy music around here was fast, thrashy stuff, so Eyehategod slowed it down as much as possible…And it worked, man. People fuckin’ hated ’em.”
—Brian Patton
Eyehategod, Take as Needed for Pain

“[There were songs about] making dog food out of humans…I just thought it was turning things upside down.”
—Michael Amott
Carcass, Necroticism

“We rehearsed in the dark, so we could play the songs without looking, which is fucking stupid.”
—Mikael Åkerfeldt
Opeth, Orchid

“Every stereo I’ve seen has a volume knob, but for some reason, people seem to demand that their records be obscenely loud.”
—Kurt Ballou
Converge, Jane Doe

“You can be as pretentious as you want if you’re growling lyrics…You could be the death metal Poet Laureate if you wanted to.”
—Nick Holmes
Paradise Lost, Gothic

“When I eventually got sobered up, which was three years later, I listened to Heaven and Hell, and, to this day, I cannot remember doing some of the songs. I can’t remember what studio it was. I can’t remember playing it at all. I have no memory.”
—Bill Ward
Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell

DARKEST HOUR ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH TRIVIUM THIS FALL

DARKEST HOUR ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH TRIVIUM THIS FALL

Just in time for back-to-school, DARKEST HOUR announces their upcoming tour with Trivium, Whitechapel, and Dirge Within. The tour kicks off on September 11 in Long Island, NY and will run through October. The band recently wrapped up a successful run on the Summer Slaughter tour and are anxiously awaiting the kick-off of the Trivium dates.

Guitarist Mike Schleibaum comments: “We are so thankful to all the bands, promoters, organizers, and of course fans who made this year’s Summer Slaughter so much fun. It was a metal onslaught that took over the whole US, and if you came out to any of the dates then you know just how much of a good time it was! We hope to BBQ and party with everyone involved again real soon. With that in mind, we can’t wait to hit the road this fall with Trivium! We’ll be hitting a ton of places we missed on this summer’s tour, and we can’t wait to bring the good times and good vibes to new cities. We will be playing some more new songs of our latest record, The Eternal Return, as well some classic DH. If you love metal, good times, dirty dudes, and sick-ass mosh pits, make sure not to miss these shows! You’ll know where to find us, out back tail-gait-N!”

Drummer Ryan Parrish adds: “We are totally stoked to hit the road with metal titans, Trivium, and having this opportunity to blare our style of metal to the masses is awesome!! Ever since our return home from Summer Slaughter, we have been itching to introduce more metalheads to our new album, The Eternal Return, and this tour is the obvious solution! We want to thank all of the amazing bands we toured with on SS and thank everyone involved for a wicked summer! Now, we are gearing up and looking forward to sharing the road with our shredding friends in Trivium and Whitechapel, as well as making new friends with Dirge Within. So, break out the tab books and jean jackets, find the city closest to you, and bang your head and air guitar with all of us in September/October!”

DARKEST HOUR is touring to support their latest album, The Eternal Return, which hit streets on June 23 and debuted at #104 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Heatseekers chart, and #16 on the Independent chart. The Eternal Return is the band’s sixth full-length album and first with producer Brian Mcternan (Thrice, Senses Fail). Full tour dates are below.

DARKEST HOUR w/Trivium, Whitechapel
September 11 – Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
September 13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
September 15 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
September 17 – Cowboys Bar – Guelph, ON
September 18 – Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
September 19 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
September 20 – The Venue – Fargo, ND
September 21 – Electric Park Ballroom – Waterloo, IA
September 23 – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
September 24 – Wilma Theater – Missoula, MT
September 25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
September 26 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
September 28 – The Senator Theater – Chico, CA
September 29 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
October 1 – Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
October 2 – Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
October 3 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
October 7 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
October 9 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
October 10 – Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
October 11 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

3 INCHES OF BLOOD FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED…NEW SONG DEBUTS TODAY ON SIRIUS NEW ALBUM – “HERE WAITS THY DOOM” – DUE SEPTEMBER 8

3 INCHES OF BLOOD FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED…NEW SONG DEBUTS TODAY ON SIRIUS NEW ALBUM – “HERE WAITS THY DOOM” – DUE SEPTEMBER 8

In support of their upcoming, punishing new album, Here Waits Thy Doom, Vancouver’s 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have announced a string of headlining dates before heading out this fall with melodic death metal icons In Flames, and prog metallers Between The Buried and Me and The Faceless. The tour starts September 7 in Seattle, WA and runs through October.

Sirius XM Radio will be debuting the new 3 INCHES OF BLOOD track, “Battles and Brotherhood,” on their Liquid Metal channel (Sirius 27/XM 42) today, July 29, at 7:40PM EST.

3 INCHES OF BLOOD will release Here Waits Thy Doom September 8 on Century Media. The album, which will set the new standard for new heavy metal, was tracked in Seattle’s Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, High On Fire) and is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. For an early taste of the sonic brutality, visit the band’s official MySpace, www.myspace.com/3iob, where the new song, “Call of The Hammer” is streaming NOW.

Born out of a love for pure metal and weaned on a diet of fantasy and mythology, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been slaying the infidel for nearly a decade. In that time, they’ve released three albums and splattered the ground with crimson streaks while on tour with such acclaimed acts as Slipknot, Satyricon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Motorhead and Cradle of Filth. These are mighty accomplishments for dedicated warriors from Vancouver, British Columbia, a region that’s not exactly the Camelot of heavy metal. With their last album, Fire Up the Blades, they have surpassed even their own manly exploits, crafting a number of undeniable anthems that crash, rip and roar like a Medieval skirmish.

In 2009, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD raises the chalice another notch leaving their definitive mark on the metal genre.

3 INCHES OF BLOOD tour dates:
Headlining
September 7 – Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, WA
September 9 – Knitting Factory – Los Angeles, CA
September 11 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
September 12 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC
September 13 – Cavallottui DLodge – Nanaimo, BC
September 16 – The Warehouse – Calgary, AB

w/ In Flames, Between The Buried & Me, The Faceless
September 18 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
September 19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
September 20 – New Oasis – Sparks, NV
September 21 – Regency Center at The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
September 22 – The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
September 23 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
September 25 – Concrete Street Amphitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
September 26 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
September 27 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
September 29 – Valarium – Knoxville, TN
September 30 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
October 1 – Mr. Small’s Theater – Millvale, PA
October 2 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
October 3 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
October 4 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
October 5 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
October 6 – Amo’s Southland – Charlotte, NC