Assume the fetal position; WARVICTIMS’ Domedagen is about to pay you a decidedly unfriendly visit. On offer are fourteen new tracks from Sweden’s masters of D-beat, Käng and Rå-punk. This is pure raging D-beat raw punk in the true Scandinavian tradition. No doubt about it; Domedagen contains WARVICTIMS’ best material yet.

WARVICTIMS started out as a kängproject by Sylen and Jocke in 2006. The basic idea then

was, and still is, to play d-beat käng the way it was done around ’95 here in Sweden and mix that with a touch of the American style which was tearing it up “over there” around the same period of time in the ’90s. Due to the lack of people in our hometown who want to play this kind of

music we have asked friends to help us out on recordings. However, since 2007 Per (Giftgasattack, Acursed, Dödsdömd) is also a full member of WARVICTIMS. Drummers

are always a problem to find, and we have used a couple during the years, but Klas (Dödsdömd,

Tristess, Greed) is responsible for the d-beat on most of our recordings, so he’s a part of the band

too nowadays. We’ve never played live, but want to, so hopefully we will be able to in a not so

distant future.

HATE new album in works, title revealed + North American tour starting this week!!!

Polish extreme metallers HATE have been working on their new compositions for a over six months now. The band will enter Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland just after their North American tour with Hypocrisy, on June 5, to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release via Listenable Records. HATE have announced the title of their forthcoming material as Erebos, which comes from ancient Greek and means literally ”deep darkness or shadow.” The new album will contain at least nine new songs, which are said to be a fusion of blackened death metal, industrial and ambient sounds, deathcore and heavy metal.

Leader/songwriter ATF Sinner gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from the band’s new material: ”Since the premiere of Morphosis we have toured different parts of the world and faced a ton of challenges over the course of the last two years. All of the hard work that we have put in the band and everything that we have experienced is reflected in our new songs, which we know are our best yet. Erebos is going to contain extreme metal to the full with different musical styles incorporated. We explore areas that have not been associated with HATE before, and what we have created is a mixture of styles all packed in an extreme and vicious form. It is still 100 % HATE, but more elaborate, sophisticated and, in a way, redefined. We have titled the material Erebos, which basicaly means darkness of human soul – and is full of analogies to condition of the human living in today’s world who is a slave to his anger, weaknesses and complexes. Existing in a fictitious, virtual world, he is a slave to his dreams and does not really live but dreams that he lives.”

Also, as previously reported, HATE are hitting North American shores this coming week for their FIRST-EVER tour of the US and Canada! Touring alongside HYPOCRISY, SWASHBUCKLE, and BLACKGUARD, the Polish death metal institution will be destroying the following cities:

May 13 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
May 14 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
May 15 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
May 16 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
May 17 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room
May 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
May 19 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 22 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 23 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
May 24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 25 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
May 27 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
May 28 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
May 29 – Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
May 30 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
May 31 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
June 1 – Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey

PRESS + RADIO: Please get in touch ASAP for guest-list spots!

More info on the upcoming record as well as footage from the studio will be soon published on the websites below:







AS I LAY DYING Tour w/ Demon Hunter, blessthefall, War Of Ages

05/13 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
05/14 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/15 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
05/16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
05/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
05/18 Eugene, OR Mcdonald Theater
05/20 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
05/21 San Diego, CA Soma
05/22 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
End Tour
Cool Tour 2010
Tour w/ Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages
07/12 Orlando, FL House of Blues
07/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
07/14 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
07/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
07/16 Baltimore, MD Sonar
07/17 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
07/18 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
07/20 Boston, MA House of Blues
07/21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Parking Lot
07/22 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
07/23 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
07/24 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
07/25 St. Louis, MO Pageant
07/27 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
07/28 Dallas, TX Palladium
07/30 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
07/31 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
08/01 San Francisco, CA Warfield


Rock on the Range 2010 featuring TAPROOT Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Rock On The Range 2010
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-866-448-7849.
Columbus Crew Stadium is located at One Black & Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH 43211

About The Band:
From the beginning, TAPROOT has created a smarter, deeper style of post-hardcore and heavy melodic rock. This overture can be credited to the unique combination of personalities in the band; Vocalist – Stephen Richards, Guitarist – Michael DeWolf, Bassist – Phil Lipscomb and newest member, Drummer – Nick Fredell. All four of these men were raised on the preaching of PANTERA, WHITE ZOMBIE and ALICE IN CHAINS, idolizing each band and hoping that one day the rock ‘n roll success train would stop at their station.

As the new millennium approached, the interest in heavier rock and metal grew and their peers began to rely on gimmicks to gain attention and land deals. TAPROOT relied solely on the riff, the groove and the growl that emulated from their skill and performance at colleges, basement shows and even opening slots for touring acts. Inspired by the likes of DEFTONES, HELMET, and TOOL, TAPROOT demonstrated how heavy music can still be emotionally intense, genuine and accessible to the masses. They eventually caught the eye of Atlantic Records and began that road to rock ‘n roll stardom.

Their debut in 2000 was welcomed with open arms and allowed them to become one of the Top Heavy Rock artists of the last decade. All the while, remembering not to compromise their music and style, TAPROOT has sold over 900,000 albums, toured countless times with DISTURBED, CHEVELLE and INCUBUS, and has proved that they are true ambassadors in this ever growing modern metal pantheon. They created heavy rock that fans wanted, and touched a lot of people in times of need.

After tasting the success that the last decade of rock and metal had provided, TAPROOT managed to keep grounded and outlive many of their peers, maintaining their original passion of simply playing heavy and real rock. Call it that Midwestern humility, or the blue collar work ethic that they were conditioned with by native Detroit, TAPROOT has been here, standing proud and are ready to continue this next chapter of their career.

The band is very proud to announce the release of their fifth and most powerful album, Plead The Fifth. Partnered with independent label leaders, Victory Records, TAPROOT is fired up to take over the rock spectrum. Plead The Fifth combines the elements that their fans have come to expect from the band with an updated take on their style of heavy rock. This partnership with Victory Records is a very liberating, and the band looks at it as a reinvigorating shock to the system, vital to the beginning of their next chapter. TAPROOT has never been a band with gimmicks and bullshit; they create real, grassroots American hard rock with soul, energy and power.

Plead The Fifth showcases their roots-driven metal and rock while also reminding their listeners of the great depth in their songwriting. The songs are meaner, leaner and loaded with more punch and melody than any of the records that preceded it. Lead single, “Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)” is easily one of the catchiest and most riff-driven songs that they have ever written. Plead The Fifth hits stores on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. For more information on the band, please visit: www.myspace.com/taproot or www.victoryrecords.com

Info about Rock On The Range 2010:

More than 38 bands will once again come together to celebrate rock at the fourth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE, set for May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The two-day line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival includes some of the most rocking artists in music today. In addition, marking another first for ROCK ON THE RANGE, Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV has signed on as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 38 bands on three stages: The Monster Energy Mainstage, The Kicker Audio Stage and The Jagermeister Stage. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn crowds in excess of 30,000 per day since it’s inception in 2007. For more information, please visit: www.rockontherange.com


Illinois’ favorite poser-crushers LOW TWELVE will play two sets at Coconut Louie’s in Bloomington, Ill on Friday, May 21st in celebration of the May 18th release of Splatter Pattern. It is sure to be an evening to remember, as LOW TWELVE assaults the audience with classic cuts of old and soon-to-be-classic cuts from Splatter Pattern, an album that Kevin Hansen of Infernal Rock Radio called “by far the most aggressive and intense effort by the masters of atrocities and serial killers.”

Friday May 21st
Splatter Pattern CD Release Party!
Coconut Louie’s, 2303 E. Washington St, Bloomington IL
10pm, 21 and older, $5 cover
Low Twelve with Spawn of Discord
(Low Twelve playing two sets)

Saturday June 12th
at Windjammer Lounge, 2303 Stern Drive, Bloomington IL
Fundraiser for Girls Flat Track Roller Derby Team
noon, 21 and older
Low Twelve with Ocularis, Ephemeral Order, Doorbell Dead and more

Saturday June 26th
at Eastside Tavern, 1016 E. Broadway, Columbia MO
10pm, 21 and older
Low Twelve with Slavelord and Creaturezoid


This summer Ezra Furman & The Harpoons will be touring the U.S. with Delta Spirit and promoting their Minty Fresh release Inside The Human Body.

Thu – Jun – 9 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Fri – Jun – 10 Portland, OR Doug Fire Lounge
Sat – Jun – 11 Seattle, WA Neumos
Sun – Jun – 12 Vancouver, BC The Venue
Mon – Jun – 14 Boise, ID Neurolux
Tue – Jun – 15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wed – Jun – 16 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Thu – Jun – 17 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Fri – Jun – 18 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater
Sat – Jun – 19 Chicago, IL Metro
Mon – Jun – 21 St. Louis, MS The Firebird
Tue – Jun – 22 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Wed – Jun – 23 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu – Jun – 24 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Fri – Jun – 25 Pontiac, MI The Croofoot (Pike Room)
Sat – Jun – 26 Toronto, ON Mod Club
Tue – Jun – 29 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
Wed – Jun – 30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thu – Jul – 1 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Fri – Jul – 2 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Sat – Jul – 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club


blessthefall kicks off U.S. tour with As I Lay Dying

The tour is in support of current album Witness, and precedes a summer on the Cool Tour with As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats and War Of Ages. The band then heads to Europe with August Burns Red in September.

BLESSTHEFALL – Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar/vocals), Mike Frisby (guitar), Jared Warth (bass), Matt Traynor (drums) – stormed to the forefront of the new evolution of the post-hardcore/metalcore genre with the release of critically-acclaimed second album Witness in October 2009. Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Incubus, Escape The Fate, Story Of The Year), the album debuted in the Billboard Top 200 at #56 and the Independent Chart at #6. The band has steadily gained a legion of fans around the world, having toured with the likes of Escape The Fate, From First To Last, Protest The Hero, All That Remains, Silverstein and Finch.

Full tour dates are as below:

blessthefall w/As I Lay Dying

05/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
05/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
05/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
05/15 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
05/16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
05/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
05/18 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
05/20 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
05/21 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
05/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues

Cool Tour w/As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me and more
7/12 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no
Acacia Strain)
7/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre**
7/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre**
7/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

w/ August Burns Red
9/29 – Cologne @ Underground

9/30 – Antwerp @ Trix

10/1 – Amsterdam @ Melkweg

10/2 – Hamburg @ Logo

10/3 – Berlin @ Magnet

10/4 – Vienna @ Szene

10/5 – Munich @ Backstage Hall

10/6 – Bologna @ Estragon

10/7 – Zurich @ Dynamo

10/8 – Paris @ Trabendo

Projektfest’10 • July 30 & 31

Projekt is America’s premier independent record label specializing in passionately intense music in the darkwave, shoegaze, ethereal, ambient & darkCabaret genres. Begun 27 years ago in 1983, and releasing its 245th CD in 2010, Projekt presents a vast collection of beautifully spellbinding masterpieces.

The successful Projekt Festival (previously held in ’96, ’97, ’98, ’02 & ’07) returns July 30 & 31 to Philadelphia; the fest is an opportunity for fans and bands to meet and celebrate the music they love.

Appearing at Projektfest’10 are label-founder Sam Rosenthal’s Black Tape For A Blue Girl, early label pioneers Lovesliescrushing and Unto Ashes, along with new signees Makaras Pen, The Twilight Garden and WEEP (the return to music of Doc Hammer, co-writer of the Adult Swim show The Venture Bros.).

Past festivals have seen 1000 attendees, many drove or flew from around the country to attend. In fact, just last week we sold a pair of tickets to a couple in Anchorage, Alaska! The Projektfest is definitely a nationwide draw, and can be a good story for any region of the country.

HATE’s upcoming North American tour!!!

This contest precludes HATE’s upcoming North American tour – their FIRST ever – which is also sponsored by the fine folks at Metalsucks.net as well as “Metal Injection.” The Polish death metal institution will be touring alongside HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY, BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE, so don’t miss their clinically tight live performance!

Here are the confirmed dates + venues:

May 11 2010 @ The Rock – Tucson, Arizona
May 13 2010 @ House of Blues – Hollywood, California
May 14 2010 @ The Galaxy Theater – Santa Ana, California
May 15 2010 @ Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, California
May 16 2010 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California
May 17 2010 @ Peter’s Room – Portland, Oregon
May 18 2010 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
May 19 2010 @ El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
May 22 2010 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, Illinois
May 23 2010 @ Station 4 – St. Paul, Minnesota
May 24 2010 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 25 2010 @ Uncle Pleasants – Louisville, Kentucky
May 26 2010 @ Blondie’s – Detroit, Michigan
May 27 2010 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, Ohio
May 28 2010 @ The Palladium – Worcester, Massachusetts
May 29 2010 @ Wreck Room – Toronto, ON – CANADA
May 30 2010 @ Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
May 31 2010 @ Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
June 1 2010 @ Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, New York City

HATE are also currently working on a new album to be released in early 2011 on Listenable.

An unreleased live song can be viewed here:

Drink Up Buttercup Premiere Tour Dates on NeuFutur

5/11 – The Monkey House – Winooski, Vermont
5/14 – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
5/16 – John and Peter’s – New Hope, Pennsylvania
6/4 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, Florida ^%
6/5 – Crowbar – Tampa, Florida%
6/6 – The Social – Orlando, Florida%
6/8 – Bottletree – Birmingham, Alabama ^%
6/9 – Exit In – Nashville, Tennessee ^%
6/10 – The Bishop – Bloomington, Indiana^%
6/11 – The Club At Water Street Music – Carbarough, New York ^%
* with Maps & Atlases
^ with Free Energy
% with Jukebox the Ghost