Obituary Release New Track, Deftones to Tour U.S, Overkill Release New Video, and Dragonforce New Album Title and Artwork Unveiled

Florida death metal juggernauts Obituary have released a second track off of their upcoming self-titled album. “Turned to Stone” has the brutal, sludgy, gut-busting groove that you would expect from Obituary, and it has fans anxiously awaiting what is bound to be another great album from the death metal pioneers. Obituary’s tenth studio album is scheduled to be released on March 17th via Relapse Records.

Here’s what vocalist John Tardy had to say about the album title and the cover art for the album: “When writing records the song titles and album titles are always the last things on our minds. We know that the songs themselves are the most important thing, so with this our tenth studio album and nearly three decades as a band, we thought it was the perfect time for a self-titled release. It always helps to have a killer album cover so we worked with Andreas Marschall, gave him our ideas and thoughts and asked him to break out the big guns to create an epic logo and he delivered like he always has for OBITUARY.”

Obituary released this collective statement: “We really took our time with the writing process of these new songs, recording riffs and ideas as we went along and recording them as rough mixes then listening back and making necessary changes to help mold them into the songs that we are extremely proud of.

“It’s always a challenge in the studio to get the song ideas out of your head onto the recording the way you want but we made sure we were comfortable with the songs and the sounds we were getting before we even hit the record button and it made it a great experience.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been two and a half years since the release of ‘Inked In Blood’ and we are so excited to get this new album into the hands of our fans.

“Can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Hang on to your ass!!!!”

To mark their 30th anniversary and their new album, Obituary will be going on tour with Kreator for the Decibel tour.

Check out “Turned to Stone” right here.

New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill have unleashed a new video for the track “Goddamn Trouble” from their new album ‘The Grinding Wheel’, which is due out on February 10th via Nuclear Blast.

Frontman Bobby Blitz states: “We hooked up again with Kevin Custer, the director behind the videos, ‘Armorist,’ ‘Bitter Pill,’ ‘Rattlesnake,’ and ‘Bring Me The Night.’ It was an ‘all-day’ event in the great state of New Jersey and Kevin shot two vids for us on that cold January day, ‘Goddamn Trouble’ & ‘Shine On’. A long day but well worth it as he captured the metal-chaos and energy. So hit Play and get some Trouble.”

Check out the official video for “Goddamn Trouble” right here.

2017 is going to be an exciting year for live music with so many great bands hitting the road to tour. Deftones have announced that they are joining forces with Rise Against for a North American tour, which will kickoff on June 9th in Chicago. Deftones will be touring in support of their 2016 release, ‘Gore’.

Rise Against released the following statement: “Every once in a while you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder. After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones and Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017.”

Here’s a full list of concert dates and locations:

6/09 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/10 – Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill
6/11 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
6/13 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/16 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
6/18 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater
6/20 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/22 – Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/23 – Miami, Fla. @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
6/24 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
6/26 – The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/27 – Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
6/28 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
6/30 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
7/01 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheater
7/03 – Seattle, Wash. @ White River Amphitheatre
7/06 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
7/07 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/08 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
7/09 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

Here’s the title track from Deftones’ latest album.

Groundbreaking power metal outfit Dragonforce have decided upon and released the title of their new album which is due out this spring. ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ is the title of the album, and Dragonforce have also unveiled the artwork for their upcoming release.

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be the third album to feature vocalist Marc Hudson who replaced original vocalist ZP Theart who is now with Skid Row.

Here’s what guitarist Herman Li had to say about replacing ZP: : “To be honest, yeah, it is really difficult to find a singer that can sing old stuff and new stuff at the same time. So it took quite a while for us to find Marc. And he had never been in a band before professionally; he was just, like, in a band of friends, like starting out. It took a while to get into the groove of the thing, but now he’s completely, you know, doing it. He’s really awesome now.”

Li also commented on the evolution of the band’s sound over the years. Li stated: “The first few albums, they were fast all the way through, and we really kind of tried to show that, yeah, we can do really melodic, really fast high-speed songs. And now we actually branched out and added more elements. And it actually made it easier for the solo sections — to not just play over fast beats all the time. We held back for so many years — concentrated on the speed and all that — [and] now adding the other elements is actually kind of refreshing, to combine the two together.”

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