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Professionally filmed footage taken from this past weekends webcast of Opeth‘s “Sonisphere Festival” performance in Knebworth, England has been making the rounds online. Those who missed the show/stream can find it below; while the groups new album “Heritage” has been slated for a September 20th release through Roadrunner:

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Parkway Drive guitarist Luke Kilpatrick performed onstage at this past weekends “Sonisphere Festival” in Knebworth, England in a wheelchair as a result of a broken angle. Professionally filmed footage of that can be found below courtesy of

Some additional footage from the webcast of the groups set can be found below:

Opeth Book November UK Shows

Opeth have rolled out the following planned November UK shows in support of their forthcoming album “Heritage” (due out through Roadrunner on September 20th):

11/09 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
11/12 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/13 London, UK – O2 Academy

Decapitated Guitarist Offers Track By Track Look At “Carnival Is Forever”

Decapitated guitarist Wacek “Vogg” Kieltyka has a track by track breakdown of the bands impending new album “Carnival Is Forever“, which is due in stores tomorrow through Nuclear Blast. You can read what he had to say below:

The Knife – “The opening track, without an intro, is a ruthless blow from the very beginning; a 100% metal piece – no fucking around, no looking back. The sharp riff of the verse slightly resembles Pantera’s style; the middle riff is merged with a sampled fragment of George Bush’s speech. After that, a fast solo and a slightly slower part to catch a breath followed by a totally fucking aggressive ending, and then on with the next song…”

United – “The second merciless attack. An insane riff and punching up resembling finishing off a victim, a short pause and let’s go – a verse in the vein of good old Slayer followed by blast beats with a sharp and rhythmically twisted riff repeated twice and a solo. And here’s a new thing: the solo’s only with a bass guitar in the background – another blow. The ending part is based on a powerful riff oscillating in the old thrash style. All is complemented by Rasta [Rafal Piotrowski]‘s mad vocals. Kerim has described this song as the most physically demanding from the whole album. Total power from start to end. Okay, so we’ve got two torpedoes for starters and then we’re entering the land of…”

Carnival Is Forever – “…the title track, an over-9-minute composition. It’s opening with a minute guitar intro, a simple, clean channel motive, very calm, a virtually meditative beginning in contrast to the previous two tracks. The first riff – 2,000 tons and double kick, a bit like Morbid [Angel], but only as an inspiration. The song is progressing on its own tempo without any rush, preparing the listener to enter into the land of strange sounds and climates followed by the culmination in the form of a totally crushing riff based on a very simple groovy rhythmical pattern adorned with a blast beat on a china cymbal. In the middle of the song, another change in vibe – clean guitar channel, meditation; we are hibernating in space for about two minutes and suddenly you’re getting smashed straight in your face with the return of the first riff and here we are at the end of the song – an almost trance-like riff with a couple of extraterrestrial sounds courtesy of our guest [Bartosz] Hervy from Blindead. The keyboard stays to the end introducing the next song…”

Homo Sum – “My favorite song on the new album. I think this piece aspires to be the next ‘Spheres of Madness.’ It’s got it all: total power, destruction, a wicked riff, blast beats, a great arrangement and the middle part has a progressive feel that makes the listener drift away into a different universe. Shivers.”

404 – “Another hit. : ) Slightly Soulfly-ish/Meshuggah-ish/Gojira-ish. I guess everybody has some inspirations. Nice flowing piece consisting of two parts with different motives: the verse riff based on a heavy rhythmical motive followed by a melodic riff. In the second part, there’s a complete change of mood: we are speeding out of control and the song is growing in power. Then a great solo and the fastest blast beat on the album are finishing the song – a savage live tune.”

A View From A Hole – “Once again we’ve got a change of atmosphere, clean channel, a simple guitar motive combining with drums after a while and then suddenly let’s fucking go! Guitars and bass are taking over – total darkness and atmosphere – Celtic Frost and Black Sabbath together have formed a new band. Distorted vocal… it’s growing darker and suddenly it’s getting livelier thanks to a faster, damn difficult riff and twisted drums that create a great groove and we’re getting to the climax in the form of blast beat, the pure energy of which leaves no doubt this song feels like sliding a knife into butter or like a cold beer the morning after partying with Behemoth. : )”

Pest – “Asesino meets Pantera; fast forward and with no mercy! Straight to the point – blow between the eyes. The right ending to the metal part of the album??? And…”

Silence – “…I’ll leave it to you. I’m not revealing everything right now!””

iwrestledabearonce Filming ‘Mini-Movie’

iwrestledabearonce began filming what they are describing as a ‘mini-movie’ today, July 11th. While further details on the feature were not released, the band did post some pictures from the set here and here. The groups latest album forthcoming “Ruining It For Everybody” will arrive in stores on July 26th through Century Media.

Killing It Release New Teaser

A teaser for Killing It, the new group who feature former Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca within their ranks, can be found below. The band, who have been tracking new material as of late, will make their live debut at “Hardcore Lives” in Cleveland, OH on September 10th.

Wolves In The Throne Room Set September Release For “Celestial Lineage”

Wolves In The Throne Room are in the final stages of mixing material for their new album which will carry the title of “Celestial Lineage“. The effort has been scheduled for a September 13th release date via Southern Lord and will feature guest appearances from Aaron Turner (ex-Isis) and Jessika Kenney. The group plan to begin touring in support of the effort in September with more details pending.

Totimoshi Tap Members Of Mastodon, Neurosis, Etc. For New Album “Avenger”

Totimoshi have landed a handful of guests to cameo on their forthcoming album “Avenger“. Those set to appear on the outing, which is due out through At A Loss Recordings on August 16th, include Brent Hinds of Mastodon, Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Dale Crover of Melvins, etc. fame.

The track listing for “Avenger” can be found below:

01 – “Avenger
02 – “The Fool
03 – “Mainline
04 – “Calling All Curs
05 – “Rose
06 – “Opus
07 – “Leaves
08 – “Snag
09 – “Waning Divine

Pierce The Veil, Miss May I, letlive., Etc. November/December Tour Revealed

Pierce The Veil, Miss May I, letlive., Woe, Is Me and The Amity Affliction will team up for the following tour together later this year:

11/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
11/11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
11/12 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/13 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
11/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
11/16 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/19 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/21 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/23 St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
11/25 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/26 Orlando, FL – Club at Firestone
11/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/28 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/29 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/30 Towson, MD – The Recher Theatre
12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
12/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/04 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
12/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/07 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
12/09 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
12/10 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
12/12 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
12/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/16 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre