“Life’s a stage and we’re all in the cast.”
- Allegaeon have announced a U.S. headlining tour that will also feature the likes of Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. Those dates are all in April. This one is pretty tasty, I might need to dabble.
- Alright, so there’s a lot of tour stuff out there today. This also includes Nile’s 43 date, second installment of the Vile Nilotic Rites tour. Those dates are September through November, however. So you’ll need to wait a spell for that one.
- Fine, one more tour. Paladin with Aether Realm. The Atlanta thrashers (not referring to the defunct hockey team, but that is kinda funny), will be on the road in April and May. I might check this one out too, because why not?
- And we will close with the latest video from Porn, for a track called “Low Winter Hope, pt.2”. No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III will be out this coming March.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Things I like: when shuffle mode absolutely hooks you up on a long run.
- Aborted have announced a new 3-song EP, titled La Grande Massacre, will be out on April 17th. They also announced a small run of shows around that album, beginning April 14th and running through May 17th.
- Cirith Ungol have revealed details for their next album/first album in forever, which will be called Forever Black. That album drops on April 24th through Metal Blade. You can check out a new track, titled “Legions Arise”, right now.
- It looks like we are starting to get some Summer Slaughter rumors. If we’re going to take that little nugget at face value, it looks like Deicide will be headlining. Which I am definitely here for. Also, a reminder that you can’t spell “slaughter” without “laughter.”
- Tribe of Pazuzu recently dropped a new track and lyric video for “King Of All Demons” and it rips quite mightily. The EP of the same name is out on March 6th through Vic Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Dedicated. It’s a word that gets thrown around haphazardly these days which has lessened its impact. However, in the case of hardcore / punk bruisers La Armada, this term describes their ethos better than any other. Formerly of the Dominican Republic, La Armada moved home base to Chicago and soaked up many more of metal’s extreme sub genres leading up to their first full proper full length in 2012. Their follow up EP and second full length are even more devastating while showcasing better songwriting and more of their Latin infusion which makes them stand out and sets them apart in a crowded hardcore scene. But, their dedication doesn’t stop at their song craft. The band is fully focused on social issues such as immigrant rights, globalization, and class struggle just to name a few. Where the dedication comes in is through their tireless efforts to spotlight these issues, help out wherever they can, and lead by example. This year the band will be releasing a series of songs titled Songs of the Exiled and the first of which is coming up this month. Links are contained below so bookmark them and be ready, trust me here – you don’t want to miss out. For now, read up on how the band responded to our Profile questions as they offer great insight into their inner workings. Continue reading