Converge and Old Man Gloom are slated to play together in Japan in February. The two bands will play three shows total which include:

02/19 Shibuya, JAP – Club Quattro
02/20 Imaike, JAP – Bottom Line
02/21 Umeda, JAP – Akaso

Oh if only this tour was in the US instead. Sad face. Converge’s All We Love We Leave Behind and Old Man Gloom’s NO are available now.

[via The PRP]

-Lane Oliver


LETLIVE. Releases First Part Of Mini-Documentary

The first part of a three part mini-documentary series capturing Letlive’s secret show at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA has surfaced online. The clip begins with an introductory musing from frontman Jason Butler on Letlive’s “friends” and flows into a performance of “Renegade ’86”. You can view it below and future parts will become available soon.

-Lane Oliver

NILE Announce 2013 North America Headlining Tour

Nile has announce the full touring schedule for their upcoming March/April North American tour. I had previously thought the tour was going to be in support of their new record, At the Gates of Sethu. Turns out I was wrong. It is in fact a special tour that commemorates their 20 years together. The band is even planning on playing TWO full sets with a brief intermission in between. Guitarist Karl Sanders has the full scoop:

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KING DUDE’s So Cold: New Music Video Released

King Dude has already given us music videos for “Holy Land” and “Jesus in the Courtyard”. But now he ventures into even weirder territory with his new video for “I’m Cold” from his stellar new record Burning Daylight. The video is a collage of forest and other outdoor imagery and various clips featuring an unknown, seemingly masochistic couple. It’s pretty weird but awesome. Check it out below!

-Lane Oliver

Review: KING DUDE-“Burning Daylight”

By Lane Oliver

            If Johnny Cash and the like dabbled in the occult and collaborated with the likes of Death in June then you may end up with something that sounds like King Dude, if all goes well. T.J. Cowgill’s, AKA King Dude, signature brand of ominous, gothic tinged, growling folk is back in full effect on his new full length Burning Daylight. King Dude’s supernatural, bellowing baritone soars over thirty three minutes of what might possibly be his best work to date.

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STRAY FROM THE PATH Releases New Single

Turns out the song Stray From the Path have been playing live, “Landmines”, is in fact the song the band have been working on in the studio. As stated before, the track is very groove heavy and obviously Rage Against the Machine inspired. In all honesty it’s pretty damn catchy and fun to listen to. But I still prefer their more hardcore influenced style. Check it out below and pick up the single on iTunes.

-Lane Oliver

STALLONE Streaming New EP

The instrumental heavy metallers Stallone are currently streaming their new six song EP, American Baby, exclusively at Revolver. This basket of badass riffs is heavy, catchy and an all around good time. It’s one of those releases you cannot hate no matter how much you try. Check it out now and headbang like the dumbass you are.

American Baby is available now!

-Lane Oliver

More Dates Revealed For Between The Russian Cambrias And Me Tour

More dates have leaked for the rumored Between the Buried and Me, Coheed and Cambria and Russian Circles 2013 tour. The additional dates are as follows:

02/08 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
02/13 Magna, UT – The Saltair
02/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/07 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues

In addition to that, Coheed and Cambria have been teasing an announcement to be revealed on November 5th. Could it be about the tour? Who knows? All I know is if they do not come to Texas I will kill myself. I will. Just watch.

-Lane Oliver