Kataklysm Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: FM Management

Kataklysm is heading back out on the road.

The veteran metal outfit made the announcement Friday through a news release.  The document states the band’s upcoming “Meditations Over North America 2019 Tour” is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 in Joliet, IL and run through Sept. 26 in Worchester, MA.

The 21-date tour also features performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Oakland,CA and Kansas City,  MO. Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet will serve as support throughout the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Confirmed dates for the Meditations Over North America 2019 tour with EXHORDER, KRISIUN & HATCHET are:
Sep. 04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep. 05 Cave-in-Rock, IL – FULL TERROR ASSAULT
Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sep. 07 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep. 08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sep. 10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep. 11 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep. 12 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sep. 14 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Sep. 15 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Sep. 16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep. 17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Sep. 18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Sep. 20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
Sep. 21 Atlanta, GA – TBC
Sep. 22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep. 23. Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Sep. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sep. 25 Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep. 26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday.

Kataklysm’s upcoming tour is in support of its most recently released album Meditations(2018), which was released through Nuclear Blast Records.  The video for the album’s single ‘…And Then I Saw Blood’ is streaming here.

More information on Kataklysm’s upcoming tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.kataklysm.ca

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/kataklysmband

 

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Exmortus Announces “Summer of Steel” Schedule

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus has announced its first batch of live dates in support of its new album.

The band announced on Tuesday that it will launch “The Summer of Steel Tour” June 28 in its home town of San Diego, California.  The nearly month-long tour schedule is currently scheduled to run through July 24 in Oakland, California and includes performances in: Spartanburg, SC; Tulsa, OK; Brooklyn, NY and many other cities.  The current schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS live:
06/07 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky – w/ Kataklysm
EXMORTUS on The Summer of Steel Tour:
06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock*
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine**
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club**
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live**
07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar***
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero***
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz***
07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge****
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room****
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
* EXMORTUS only
** w/Immortal Guardian
*** w/Black Fast
**** w/Micawber

Front man Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez said in a written statement that the band collectively is looking forward to getting back on the road and releasing its new album in the process.

“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this summer!,” Gonzalez said.  “This is our first headlining tour, and we’re excited to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian Black Fast and Micawber.  So come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites!  See you soon!”

The Sound of Steel is currently scheduled to be released June 8.  It will be available on CD, digital and limited vinyl pressings.  The vinyl pressings’ information is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.

Initial LP pressings will be limited to 1,000 copies pressed in the following colors:

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

The Sound of Steel‘s track listing is noted below.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

Two singles have been released so far from The Sound of Steel along with their videos.  The videos for ‘Feast of Flesh‘ and ‘Make Haste‘ are streaming online now at Prosthetic Records’ official YouTube channel.

More information on Exmortus’ new tour dates, its latest news, videos and more is available online now along with all of its latest news and more at:

Websitehttp://exmortusmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/exmortusband

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Hatchet Premieres ‘Desire For Oppression’ Video

Courtesy: Combat Records

Hatchet is giving audiences their first preview of its new album.

The band on Thursday debuted the video for its new single, ‘Desire For Oppression.’  The song is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Dying To Exist, which is currently scheduled to be released June 22 via Combat Records. The video takes audiences into the studio as the band records the song to help illustrate the creative process currently under way on the band’s new album.

Pre-orders are open now for Dying To Exist.  It will be available on CD, vinyl and various bundle packages.

 

Courtesy: Combat Records

‘Desire For Oppression’ is not only the lead single from Hatchet’s new album, but also the opener for Combat Records’ forthcoming compilation 2-disc set, Combat Bullets Vol. 1.0.  The compilation will also include music from Dead By Wednesday, Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), Dead By Wednesday and many others.  Combat Bullets Vol. 1.0 is currently scheduled to be released April 6 via Combat Records.

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Hatchet Signs With Combat Records; Reveals New Album Specs

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Hatchet officially has a new home and a new album on the way.

The band announced this week that it had signed a new deal with the recently resurrected hard rock label, Combat Records.  With the deal officially signed, the band–Julz Ramos (vocals/guitar), Clayton Cagle (guitar), Devin Reiche (bass) and Ben Smith (drums)–also announced it will release its next album, Dying To Exist, via Combat Records and EMP Label Group June 22, 2018.  The album will be the band’s fourth full-length studio recording.

Ramos said in a recent interview that he was humbled to be the latest addition to Combat Records.

“We couldn’t be happier to have found a home on Combat!,” Ramos said.  “The label is obviously a huge staple in thrash and extreme metal, with some of the most infamous bands in close connection to or directly under Combat at some point.  Its true history and significance is beyond my years and first-hand understanding.  However, from what I do know and have seen, assures me this is a good home for our album!”

In talking about Dying to Exist, Ramos said the album offered plenty for the band’s audiences.

“The album itself is the fastest and most creative material to date, with all four members contributing our writing efforts throughout the record,” Ramos said.  “This is the most we’ve sounded like a band collectively, and it’s definitely for the better!”

Combat/EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson had positive words for the band while talking about the new signing.

“Hatchet is a great young band who definitely fit the bill for Combat.  Aggressive, modern thrash metal, with an old-school intensity,” Ellefson said.  “I’ve been a fan of these guys for a while now, and we’re extremely proud to add them to the Combat roster.”

More information on Hatchet’s signing and new album is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/hatchetofficial.

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