11:54 - Overrwatcher I had to leave Knotfest after Trivium due to dehydration issues ($5 water when I'm broke), Carnifex was so fucking good. Got autographs and a busted nose. 100% worth.
11:52 - !J.O.O.E.! Everyone should stop arguing and listen to Crimson [link]
11:50 - Overrwatcher I oversimplified it quite a bit, my bad on that. Marcel is right, Opeth has growls but no other DM characteristics. DM-influenced? Definitely. Actually DM? Definitely not.
11:47 - Overrwatcher My god, people are STILL arguing about my late night Opeth post? To clarify, I meant that the average person will go "wow, death metal can be good", regardless of whether or not Opeth is DM.
10:24 - Joe Zombie Let's play a game. I'll post a track and you have to tell me if its Opeth, or Mumford & Sons.
10:08 - Mr. Strawberry Judas Priest's "Better By You, Better Than Me" is really a weird song (lyrically)
09:42 - Mr. Strawberry I'm not really sure..., but I hope no one will steal my name "Mr. Strawberry" as their band name. My name sounds really cool and smart anyway.
Some disappointing news for Shadows Fall fans, but probably not entirely unexpected. They have announced that they have decided to take a hiatus from "future extensive touring." The band has given many reasons for their decision for taking a break from the road, but before their hiatus, Shadows Fall will embark on a European string of dates along with their "final" North American tour.
Hatebreed has announced that they will support their new album, The Divinity Of Purpose, with a US headlining tour featuring support from Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist. See the dates below. Hatebreed's The Divinity Of Purpose comes out on January 25th (Europe) through Nuclear Blast and January 29th (North America) via Razor & Tie.
Two brand new songs from US metallers Shadows Fall, "Weight Of The World" and "The Unknown", have been made available online for streaming. "Weight Of The World" is currently streaming at this location while "The Unknown" can be streamed on the lyric video below. Both songs are taken from the band's upcoming album Fire From The Sky, which comes out on May 15th through Razor & Tie. More album details were previously reported here.
US metallers Shadows Fall have premiered their new track "Divide And Conquer" at Alternative Press. The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album Fire From The Sky, which is set for release this coming May 15th via Razor & Tie. More album details were previously reported here.
US metallers Shadows Fall have premiered the brand new track "Fire From The Sky" at this location. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album Fire From The Sky, set for release on May 15th via Razor & Tie. More album details were previously reported here and here.
US metalcore/alternative thrash metal outfit Shadows Fall have revealed the cover art for their upcoming new album, Fire From The Sky, which will be released via Razor & Tie on May 15th. The album artwork, created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers, can be seen below. More album details were previously reported here.
US metalcore act Shadows Fall have finished recording their seventh album at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts, with producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, which was also involved in the writing process for this new album. The album is expected to be released in the spring through Razor & Tie.
Shadows Fall have unveiled a new clip for their upcoming CD/DVD set entitled Madness in Manila at this location. The clip features a live performance of "Redemption", live in Manila, Philippines. The CD/DVD set for release on October 25th, 2010, and marks the impressive 15 year anniversary of Shadows Fall!
Shadows Fall's first visit to Manila, Philippines came when many bands weren't performing in the city, but through the immense devotion of their fans, the band had a massive, unprecedented reception. In April 2009, the band made their triumphant return to the Philippines to headline the Pulp Summer Slam Festival in Manila for over 22,000 people! Madness in Manila chronicles this event, and includes over 60 minutes of live footage, pryo and all, and various little gems from their 2009 Far East tour. Bonus footage includes video from the Philippines show performance of 'Redemption' and 'Venomous', the Japan Club Citta show performance of 'The Light That Blinds', and the Korean show performance of 'Thoughts Without Words'. Also included with the DVD is an audio CD of the performance!
While Shadows Fall are out on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (with Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God etc.) they are also going to be playing a few off dates in select cities. The band will be teaming up with their friends in Winds Of Plague on all of the dates and Chimaira on one show. The dates are as follows:
07/12 Bend, OR @ Bend Event Center
07/22 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
07/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights (with Chimaira)
08/02 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
08/09 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
"We're excited to announce that we will be playing our first tour in South America in June. We can't want to see everyone down there. Here are the dates, keep your eyes peeled for one more date still to be announced."
June 26 - Mexico City, Mexico - Crico Volador
June 29 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Novedades
June 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Super Rock
July 01 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Hangar 110
Shadows Fall are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from Bison B.C. and Baptized In Blood. Special guest Goatwhore will be on the first six west coast dates only. Shadows Fall have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the great white North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from Bison B.C., Baptized In Blood and Goatwhore.
Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair had the following to say about Shadows Fall's Canadian headlining tour: "All of us in Shadows Fall are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white North and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!"
US metallers Shadows Fall have posted online a new song, "King Of Nothing", on their MySpace page. The song features a guest appearance by Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe.
"King Of Nothing" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Retribution", which will be released on September 15 via Everblack Industries.
Brian Fair commented: "This song opens with my favorite riff on the record. It came out of Matt's late night drunken riff bag, and the song built itself around the heavy vibe that it created. It is a four minute beat down! The lyrics of this song are about the overwhelming self-medication of our world. There is a prescription for every mood these days, and people are turning into zombies. It's time to toughen up and face your reality, no matter how brutal it may be, otherwise you will just be reigning over a world of nothingness. The bridge features guest vocals from the one and only D. Randall Blythe aka Uncle Goddamn aka The Redneck Assassin of the mighty Lamb Of God. Randy came down to the studio in VA to cook us dinner, and we put him right to work behind the mic. We layered his voice with Matt's and myself to create the three part harmony from hell!"
"Head on over to myspace.com/metal and check out our latest video for "Forevermore". It's being featured on MySpace so it's the only place you can see the video right now. There's some sick footage from the Red Bull Air Race in there that you have to see. If you don't know what the Red Bull Air Race is then now's a good time to find out. We can definitely consider it a pretty metal sport!"