SCORPION CHILD To Release ‘She Sings, I Kill’ Single In November


Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD will release a brand-new single on seven-inch vinyl and digital download on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The single will contain the new track “She Sings, I Kill”, as well as another new song, “(Enter The) Twilight Coven”, which will be a B-side that is exclusive to this single. Both tracks will mark the first impression of the band’s upcoming second album, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2016 release.

Singer Aryn Jonathan Black comments: “The time has come and thirst for travel has become an overwhelming urge for quite some time. We will quench these desires in November with a UK/Europe adventure. It is there we will bear the fruits of our labor in song with a view from our forthcoming album. The psalms ‘She Sings, I Kill’ and ‘(Enter The) Twilight Coven’ will be born!”

Pre-order the single on black or white vinyl from the Nuclear Blast mailorder.

SCORPION CHILD will tour Europe in November/December 2015 with CROBOT as well as BUFFALO SUMMER.

SCORPION CHILD‘s self-titled debut album sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 26 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Scorpion Child” was released on June 25, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner.


Aryn Jonathan Black – Vocals
Christopher Jay Cowart – Lead Guitar
Jon “Charn” Rice – Drum
Alec “Mexecutioner” Padron – Bass
Aaron John Vincent – Keyboards

PHILIP ANSELMO Launches SCOUR Extreme Metal Project


Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo has launched a new project called SCOUR, also featuring contributions from John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, FULGORA), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Chase Fraser (ex-ANIMOSITY, DECREPIT BIRTH), and Jesse Schobel (STRONG INTENTION, CAST THE STONE).

In a brand new interview with, Anselmo stated about the new project: “The SCOUR thing was something that just popped up, and it’s something that I think I can kill, something I can lay it out. They’re short songs. It’s a short EP, and that’s something I can knock out, I guess, after [SUPERJOINT is done with] the DANZIG tour.”

Anselmo continued: “I think [there’s] one of the fellows from CATTLE DECAPITATION, but it’s predominantly, in my ear, modern-ish black metal-sounding, thrashy black metal-type stuff. I’m going to put my own spin on it. I don’t have to sound like your boy from GORGOROTH [laughs] to get the point across, man. There’s other ways of singing over that style of music, and I shall employ many styles.”

An official SCOUR Facebook page has been launched at this location.

In a 2012 interview with Terrorizer magazine, Anselmo said about his varied musical taste: “I am a lover of all sorts of music but really my heart is … really I love extreme music, underground music, whether it be grindcore, death metal, thrash, black metal, [or whatever other] subgenre, and I find beauty in a lot of this stuff.”



Heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH will headline the 2016 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival on Friday, June 17 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets go on sale on October 15.

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BLACK SABBATH earlier in the month announced the first details of a world tour that is being billed as “The End”. The North American leg will start on January 20, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska, ending on February 25 in new York City. Dates in Australia and New Zealand have been confirmed for April, with more shows to be announced next month.

The band’s full statement read: “It’s the Beginning of The End. It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard. In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.”

It continued, “Now it ends, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.”

The statement added that the tour “promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever … when this tour concludes, it will truly be The End.”

The original lineup of SABBATH reunited in late 2011 for a new album called “13” and a world tour. Although founding drummer Bill Ward was on board at first, he dropped out over what he called contractual issues. Ward will apparently not be part of the farewell tour either.

Prog-Metal Prodigy Group NEXT TO NONE Shares “You Are Not Me” Lyric Video

Watch NOW via – Created by Drummer Max Portnoy

U.S. Tour Kicks Off Saturday, October 3rd – Select Dates with FATES WARNING


New Album “A Light In The Dark” Out Now via INSIDEOUT | Order Here




Today, in celebration of their upcoming tour (kicking off this Saturday in Philadelphia, PA), NEXT TO NONE have revealed a brand new lyric video for “You Are Not Me”, created by drummer Max Portnoy himself! Watch the video here via PunkNews:


NEXT TO NONE released their most recent album, A Light In The Dark, via InsideOut this past summer. Produced by Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Twisted Sister) and recorded when the guys were just 15 and 16 years old, A Light in the Dark features guest appearances by Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses) and prog legend Neal Morse. You can order your copy of A Light In The Dark here via Amazon or Radiant Records.


Featuring members all under the age of 18, NEXT TO NONE resonates with fans of classic progressive rock and modern heavy metal alike.


Witness this rising force in metal in person! NEXT TO NONE recently announced several upcoming eastern U.S. tour stops, beginning October 3rd and continuing for select dates through December 8th. Select dates also feature progressive metal legends Fates Warning. See below for all upcoming tour dates.


NEXT TO NONE Tour Dates:

10/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs

10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint

10/9 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster w/ Fates Warning

10/10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Fates Warning

10/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ Fates Warning

10/16 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge w/ Fates Warning

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooters Saloon

10/30 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar

11/1 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

11/8 – Allentown, PA @ Chicago Restaurant & Nightlife

AUDIOTOPSY Complete Work On Music Video For “The Calling”

wtVWfipDebut Album Natural Causes Available October 2nd On
Napalm Records
AUDIOTOPSY, the powerhouse foursome featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hell Yeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern will release their debut album Natural Causes October 2nd on Napalm Records.
AUDIOTOPSY has completed filming their first video from Natural Causes for the song “The Calling”.  The video was filmed in Orlando, FL and directed by David Brodsky of My Good Eye NYC.
As the release date draws nearer for Natural Causes, the band is now giving the public a chance to sample segments from their entire debut album.  Check out the exclusive clip HERE.
Natural Causes is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE.  When purchased from iTunes, the songs “The Calling” and “Headshot” will be downloaded as “instant grat” tracks, meaning you will have the song immediately and the rest of the album will be delivered on release date!
The album is also available for pre-order in special bundle packages directly from the band HERE.
Self-produced at The Porch Studio in Orlando, Florida with engineer Tim Laud, the guys maintained their singular perspective with Natural Causes. Merging intricate instrumentation with a seamless knack for melody, they conjured up a style as heavy as it is hypnotic.
Extensive tour plans are in the works, including a major tour announcement in the coming days. For now, AUDIOTOPSY urges you to simply close your eyes, open your mind, and let Natural Causes do the talking for them.
Natural Causes Track Listing:
1. Headshot
2. All We Know
4. The Calling
5. H2O (Interlude)
6. Swim
7. Disguise Your Devils
8. Burn the Sky
9. Distorted
10. Darken the Rainbow
11. Frozen Scars
12. Natural Causes (Outro)

VALIENT THORR The Baddest Band In The Land 15 Years Running Signs With Napalm Records

gV6DmfVVALIENT THORR are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). They have been rocking their adopted home of Earth since arriving here from Venus over fifteen years ago.  With six albums under their belt they have now joined forces with Napalm Records for the release of their seventh! This MC5/James Brown inspired quintuplet have stood the test of time morphing in and out of what Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister calls simply- Rock N’Roll.
“After wandering around space last year contemplating all the wild things that are going on in the universe… we are proud and super excited to announce that we have signed a new deal with Napalm Records.
So get ready for a new album (our seventh) in TWO THORRSAND SIXTEEN, says frontman Valient Himself.
Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of VALIENT THORR: ” Who doesn’t like good time Rock N’ Roll, getting a chance to work with VALIENT THORR means one thing, we are all in for one hell of a ride.”
VALIENT THORR will be heading into the studio this November to begin recording their new album that will be released in spring 2016!  Before VALIENT THORR make their way to the studio, they are going to fly over to Europe for the ‘Intergalactic Roadwarriors Tour” with special guests Black Bone and Child.  With their Thorriors in tow, check them out when they roll through your town, and soon you’ll be letting your freak flag fly too!

ATREYU Chart Positions Revealed

ATREYU‘s Long Live has landed and the numbers are in. It’s the band’s first album since 2009.
Here are the numbers.
*The album spent the week at No. 1 on the iTunes and Amazon Metal Charts
*Over 15,000 sold, including streams
*No. 17 on Current Albums Chart
*No. 26 on Top 200 Chart
*No. 4 on Hard Music Chart
*No. 9 on Rock Chart
*No. 5 on Indie Chart
*No. 13 on Digital Albums Chart
The band is embarking on a headline tour this week, which runs through October, with Beartooth in tow. The tour includes appearances at Louder Than Life (Louisville) and Rock Allegiance (Philly).
Long Live ATREYU!