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Ghost B.C. Unveil ‘Infestissumam’ Release Date + 2013 North American Tour With Ides of Gemini

Swedish heavy metal band Ghost (now known as Ghost B.C. in the U.S. because of legal issues) have not only announced their name change, but also the release date of their upcoming full-length ‘Infestissumam’ along with a North American tour. Ghost B.C. have been building a cult-like fan base since the release of their 2010 debut album, ‘Opus Eponymous.’ The band comprises various nameless ghouls and spiritual leader Papa Emeritus II, performing conceptualized Satanic church music mixed as a unique and soulfully evil mass. Although Papa Emeritus contributed vocals to the first Ghost B.C. album, he was usurped by his successor onstage during a recent performance in Sweden. Ghost B.C. are shaping up to be one of this year’s definitive bands. With a tremendous underground thirst for new material, fans of Ghost B.C. were blown away by the band’s single ‘ Secular Haze ‘ from the group’s upcoming sophomore full-length, ‘ Infestissumam ,’ which will come out April 9 on Loma Vista Recordings. The album will be unleashed just in time for Ghost B.C.’s upcoming dates, which will certainly prove to be one of this year’s most anticipated tours. Taking atmospheric heavy metal / doom act Ides of Gemini with them, Ghost B.C. will embark on their ‘Haze Over North America’ tour beginning April 12 at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Ghost B.C. will reveal their theatrical and pious stage show to North America this year for the first time since supporting Opeth and Mastodon in 2012. Check out Ghost B.C.’s full list of tour dates below and get ready for ’Infestissumam’ on April 9. Ghost B.C. + Ides of Gemini 2013 North American Tour Dates: 4/12 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 4/18 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre 4/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater 4/21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 4/23 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre 4/25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency 4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom 4/27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market 4/29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom 4/30 – Calgary, Alberta @ Republik 5/01 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Room 5/03 – Winnipeg, Alberta @ Garrick Centre 5/04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights 5/06 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House 5/07 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre 5/08 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Theatre Petit Champlain 5/10 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale 5/11 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall 5/12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero Theatre 5/13 – Washington, D.C., @ 9:30 Club 5/15 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall 5/17 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall 5/18 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls [button href=”” title=”Check Out the Must-See Concerts of 2013″ align=”center”]

Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain + More – 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts

Epitaph Who: Every Time I Die , The Acacia Strain , Vanna, Hundreth + No Bragging Rights What: North American Tour When: Feb. 6-March. 16, 2013 Why: While Every Time I Die continue to create fresh and spastic new material, the Acacia Strain keep pumping out highly celebrated core. Along with these two bands, the tour will offer support from Vanna, Hundreth and No Bragging Rights. Best of luck trying not to get kicked in the head if you dare to enter this pit. Tickets: Purchase Here [button href=”” title=”Next 2013 Tour” align=”center”] ? ? Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundreth + No Bragging Rights Tour Dates: 2/06 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge 2/07 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave 2/08 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights 2/09 – Lawrence, Kan. @ The Granada 2/10 – Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall 2/12 – Boise, Idaho @ The Venue 2/13 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon 2/14 – Portland, Ore. @ Branx 2/15 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Metro Operahouse 2/16 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House 2/17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy 2/18 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater 2/19 – El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls 2/20 – Austin, Texas @ Red 7 2/22 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live 2/23 – Metairie, La. @ The Cypress 2/24 – Atlanta, Ga. @ the Masquerade 2/25 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum 2/26 – Miami, Fla. @ Grand Central 2/27 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Firebird Live 2/28 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos’ Southend 3/01 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock N Roll Hotel 3/02 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Peabody’s 3/03 – Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Stick 3/05 – London, Ontario @ Rum Runners 3/06 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House 3/07 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Ritual Nightclub 3/08 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda 3/09 – Quebec City, Quebec @ L’Union Commerciale 3/10 – New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place 3/11 – Albany, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall 3/12 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ The Lost Horizon 3/13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer 3/14 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza 3/15 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale 3/16 – Allentown, Pa. @ Crocodile Rock

Lamb of God Drummer Chris Adler Discusses ‘Resolution’ + Plans for the Band’s Next Album

Mary Ouellette, We recently published Part 1 of our interview with Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler, in which he went in-depth about frontman Randy Blythe’s incarceration in the Czech Republic this past summer and legal issues related to the incident. Now, in Part 2 of our interview, Adler discusses Lamb of God’s most recent disc ‘Resolution,’ as well as plans for the band’s next album. Lamb of God are currently on tour with In Flames, Hatebreed and Sylosis. Check out our review and photo gallery of NYC show here . The trek continues through a Dec. 16 show in Seattle. For ticket info, click here . Without further ado, here’s Part 2 of our interview with Lamb of God’s Chris Adler: After all the band went through this past summer, it must be a good feeling to get out and promote your latest album ‘Resolution’ again. I know it came out back in January, but can you take us back to the recording process of the disc and how it differed from past albums? Well, you’re right, it is very exciting to get out and tour. This [is] actually our first [full] U.S. tour since the album came out. We were supposed to be doing something this summer but obviously that got derailed a bit, so yeah we still have some work to do on [promoting] the record and we’re pretty excited about it. But going into the process, the biggest difference was our willingness to try different things. I think on previous albums, we’ve always had a specific kind of direction that we wanted to go in, like on ‘Sacrament’ we really wanted to embrace the songwriting and we weren’t afraid of studio ideas that the producer had … But when we did ‘Wrath,’ it went back to being a raw, aggressive, 100-miles-per-hour band. Our challenge coming into [‘Resolution’] was to somehow outdo ourselves and find a way for the band to evolve and go in different directions that we haven’t done before. Meanwhile, [we were] keeping note of the things that had worked well for us as a band — not just trying to replicate the hits or whatever but finding those interesting moments on the B-sides of those records that we could kind of explore further now that we’ve had done what we wanted to do as a metal band. So now, what can we do as far as pushing ourselves as songwriters and as a band? So, coming into it, that meant that ideas weren’t immediately popping out like they did before — like the orchestra and the opera singer on ‘King Me’ or Randy’s vocal delivery on some of the songs, letting him kind of sing instead of just scream. [We were] trying to find a more dynamic approach … in these songs to make them have more impact and build a more dynamic picture. Are there any songs in particular on ‘Resolution’ that you most enjoy playing live? I think that ‘The Undertow’ is probably one of my favorite ones to play live … When we started in the band in the ’90s, we were really influenced by a lot of the crossover bands, like S.O.D. and stuff like that. I think ‘The Undertow,’ while it’s certainly a technically proficient song, it encompasses of that idea of real strong punk rock energy mixed with the kind of speed metal proficiency, and that’s always been one of our favorite things to mix those two things up. So that’s a lot of fun to play live. Of course, ‘Desolation,’ the second track on the album that starts with the little drum solos, I may be a little biased but that’s a lot of fun for me to rock out to every night. And ‘Ghost Walking’ … has got an interesting little acoustic intro that kind of sets it apart … and has a really good groove to it. So, those are probably my three favorites right now. Randy has mentioned that he was inspired to write lyrics while he was in the Czech prison, and I was wondering if that will serve as motivation to hit the studio sooner than planned for the next album? It’s really going to depend. It’s like you said, Randy let us all know as well that he did some writing while he was there, and both Mark [Morton] and Willie [Adler], the guitar players, have let me know at different times that they’ve been working on a couple of different things, too. So I think that together, the elements are there for us when we do decide to go back in, at least a good starting point for us. But, this is all contingent on what happens in getting there. Obviously, we feel like Randy is innocent and justice will prevail. But we really don’t know what’s going to happen and the worst-case scenario there is that he’s locked up for 10 years. So, that would certainly put a damper on any studio or touring plans. But right now I think the focus is … to support this record [‘Resolution’], which we’re all very proud of, to get out and to do as much work as we can. The plan was originally to tour until the end of 2013 and to begin the writing process for another record in 2014. Assuming things go well with Randy, hopefully that plan plays out by the time we get there in 2014. With this process behind closed doors already starting, we’re going to have some good ammunition to get it going. [button href=”” title=”Part 1: Chris Adler Talks Randy Blythe, U.S. Tour + MOre” align=”center”]

Black Veil Brides Announce ‘The Church of the Wild Ones’ 2013 North American Tour

Facebook: Black Veil Brides Good things come to those who wait, and 2013 is looking especially good for Black Veil Brides fans. In addition to their recent announcement that their new album would be arriving in January, the group has also revealed their first extended tour  in support of the album. The band will hit the road for what they’re calling “The Church of the Wild Ones Tour” beginning Jan. 4 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Café. The North American trek will be broken up into two legs, with the entire month of January filling the first leg and the second leg running Feb. 17-March 8. The group will announce their special opening act on Dec. 8, and info about the group’s ticketing and VIP packages will be announced shortly via their websites and social networking pages. Black Veil Brides recently announced that their latest effort, ‘ Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones ,’ would arrive in stores in January. Pre-orders for the album are expected to start around Halloween. In addition to their 2013 touring, the band has booked an appearance at the California Metalfest in San Bernardino on Nov. 24. Black Veil Brides “The Church of the Wild Ones” 2013 Tour: 1/4 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Hard Rock Café 1/5 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Nile Theatre 1/7 — Denver, Colo. — Ogden Theatre 1/9 — Odessa, Texas — Dos Amigos 1/10 — Dallas, Texas — The Palladium 1/11 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live 1/12 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues 1/14 — Tampa, Fla. — State Theatre 1/15 — Jacksonville, Fla. — The Edge 1/16 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Masquerade 1/18 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head Live 1/19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — The Trocadero 1/20 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom 1/22 — Cleveland, Ohio — Peabody’s 1/23 — Buffalo, N.Y. — Infinity 1/25 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theatre 1/26 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium 1/27 — Manchester, N.H. — Armory 1/29 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Alter Bar 1/30 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House 2/17 — Allentown, Pa. — Crocodile Rock 2/19 — Louisville, Ky. — Headliners 2/21 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues 2/22 — Detroit, Mich — Crofoot Ballroom 2/23 — Mexico City, Mexico — El Plaza Condesa 2/27 — Salt Lake City, Utah — In the Venue 2/28 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory 3/1 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven 3/2 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory 3/4 — Chico, Calif. — Senator Theatre 3/5 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory 3/6 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades 3/8 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom [button href=”” title=”Next: The Used’s Bert McCracken Joins Black Veil Brides in the Studio” align=”center”]

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