We have partnered up with Relapse Records and New Noise Magazine to create this amazing coloring book page for RED FANG just in time for their US Tour with Torche and Whores! Download the art via the link below or pick up a copy of the latest issue of NEW NOISE MAGAZINE which includes an actual page you can tear out and color. Upload your colored pages to any social media site with the hashtag #REDFANGCOLORINGBOOK and you’ll be entered to win a Red Fang Prize Pack! Contest ends December 15th (ONE WEEK!), so get your submissions entered ASAP!
Check out some of the other entries to see what you are up against!
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The Black Dahlia Murder have unleashed a KILLER new line of merchandise for the rabid fans! Brand new shirts, pullovers, grinders, beanies, and more await you in a variety of designs! Check them out below!
Below is an up close look at some of the new line, including the “Battle,” “We Dead Are Best Left Underground,” and “Slave Ship” shirts as well as the infamous “Smoke Bloody Gore Grinder”!
The band also just started a killer co headlining tour with Napalm Death titled the “Abysmal Predator Tour!” Tour flyer and dates are below. Abnormality, Power Trip, Misery Index, and Pig Destroyer are on the tour as well on various dates. You can pick up merch from all the bands by heading here:
Nov. 03 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Nov. 04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Nov. 05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Nov. 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
Nov. 08 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 09 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Nov. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov. 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
Nov. 14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 15 – New York, NY @ Les Poisson Rouge
Nov. 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Nov. 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov. 19 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
Nov. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
Nov. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
With PIG DESTROYER (Nov. 13-15)
With MISERY INDEX (Nov. 1-11)
With POWER TRIP (Nov. 12-21)
With ABNORMALITY (Nov. 1-21)
It has come to our attention that there is a massive influx of bootleg t-shirts being promoted on various social networking sites including Facebook and Instagram. These companies are illegally producing our brand and our bands receive ZERO support from these sales. A lot of these T-shirts are also of poor printing and garment quality which we do not control or intend to have out in the market. Online merchandise sales are an integral part of operating a band and direct sales to the band is what keeps them touring and recording. To ensure you are buying quality, officially licensed merchandise that directly support the band please shop only the links you are familiar with including www.indiemerchstore.com or anything starting with www.indiemerch.com.
If you are unsure if a product is coming directly from the band or IMS, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link or image of the product in question and they will be happy to help you out as well as doing their best to getting the product removed from online. Remember, sales going directly to the band is extremely important and is what keeps them on the road and making new music for you, the fans. We thank you in advance for the support and head to www.indiemerchstore.com to stock up on 100% officially licensed merchandise from your favorite bands!
Despised Icon is set to release their highly anticipated comeback album “Beast” courtesy of Nuclear Blast! Alex Erian took some time to answer some questions about the comeback and what to expect off the new album. Big thanks to him and the rest of the band for getting back together.
Pre-order “Beast” here:
1. When you announced that the album would be coming out on Nuclear Blast it seemed like the perfect fit. How did signing with them come about?
What originally was supposed to be a 5 song independently released EP rapidly became a full length on Nuclear Blast. We didn’t know if we still had it in us to be honest. We hadn’t written anything together in 7 years but ideas flowed as soon as we sat down to write. We only reached out to one label, Nuclear Blast, and they offered us a deal right away. They’ve been treating us like family already. Great to be working with people that actually care about our band, music and legacy. We’re label mates now with Suffocation, Hatebreed and Slayer. Unreal.
2. What was the process like getting everyone back together to record/play shows with all the busy schedules with other bands/familes/etc. ?
Fucking complicated haha All the guys are dads now and have family and job obligations. They can’t just throw it all away and get back on the road full time. We ARE back though and we have a bunch of short tours in the works around the world. All this time away made us realize how much we loved doing this band and how lucky we were to be given this opportunity. That spark that went missing somewhere along the way is definitely back. Shout out to the fans for sticking around all this time. You rule.
3. What is your favorite piece of Despised Icon merch that you have put out for tour/online?
The original all black DI new era fitted cap, definitely. We just brought it back as a snapback on our store. It’s just as nice and a lot more affordable. The new bio monster long sleeve is death metal as fuck but I think my favorite new item is the white pullover hoody. I like the simple stuff. We’re rocking our MTL DM logo (Montreal Death Metal) on a lot of the new merch. Represent.
4. One of my favorite things about this pre-order for “Beast” is the exclusive bone colored vinyl. Are you or anyone else in the band vinyl collectors? If so, have any holy grails in the collection?
We only printed 300 of the bone coloured vinyls, on sale exclusively via Indiemerchstore. Sold half already! Funny how vinyl became cool all of a sudden. I remember selling ours live and people would ask “Hey, how much for that calendar?”. I’m not the biggest vinyl fan but I can still picture myself in my parents’ basement, back in the day, discovering my dad’s collection. That’s how I heard Sabbath, Hendrix, Led Zep, Santana, etc. for the first time. You could say that my gatefold of Cryptopsy’s “None So Vile x Blasphemy Made Flesh” and Trapped Under Ice “Big Kiss Goodnight” are two stand outs in my collection.
5. What can fans expect from the rest of the songs off “Beast?”
The name says it all: BEAST. Lots of slam parts mixed with fast and technical riffs. We’re definitely keepin’ it brutal.
Big thanks to Alex for taking the time to answer some questions for us! Hope you guys are as stoked as we are for this album to release.
Texan rockers The Sword have released their tour dates for the Spring! Royal Thunder will be opening for the band on the first batch will Purson will open the second. Dates are below, be sure to attend for your fill of heavy riffs!
March 20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
March 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
March 24 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
March 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
March 26 – Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
March 28 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
March 29 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
March 30 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
April 2 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
April 3 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
April 4 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys
April 5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
April 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Hall
April 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theater
April 10 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
April 11 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
April 12 – London, ON – London Music Hall
April 14 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
April 15 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
April 16 – Washington, D.C. – DC BRAU
May 7 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
May 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater
May 10 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 11 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees*
May 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
May 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 22 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range*
May 24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
May 25 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
May 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
May 28 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live *festival dates
Carnifex’s headlining “Decade Of Despair” tour starts next week! The band is celebrating ten years as a band by doing a full US trek with Within The Ruins, Black Tongue, Lorna Shore, and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life! We are stoked to be one of the sponsors on this awesome tour. Dates are below along with a killer documentary showing the history of the band up to this point and the significance of this tour.
10/7/2015 West Hollywood,CA The Whiskey
10/8/2015 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
10/9/2015 Reno, NV PB&J’s
10/10/2015 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/11/2015 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/12/2015 Spokane, WA The Pin
10/13/2015 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
10/14/2015 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
10/15/2015 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
10/16/2015 Regina, SK The Exchange
10/18/2015 Moorhead, MN Gio’s Event Center
10/19/2015 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Hall
10/20/2015 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
10/21/2015 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/22/2015 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/23/2015 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
10/24/2015 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
10/25/2015 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Eletriques
10/26/2015 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/27/2015 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/28/2015 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29/2015 Reading, PA Reverb
10/30/2015 Richmond, VA The Canal Club
10/31/2015 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
11/1/2015 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/2/2015 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
11/3/2015 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall
11/5/2015 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/6/2015 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
11/7/2015 San Antonio, TX Korova
11/8/2015 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
11/9/2015 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
11/10/2015 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
11/11/2015 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
11/12/2015 Pheonix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
11/13/2015 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
11/14/2015 San Diego, CA SOMA
IndieMerchstore is beyond thrilled to be sponsoring this years Summer Slaughter tour! Stacked lineup: Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah plus special guests TBA. Be sure to check back for more info including full tour dates, ticket info and ticket giveaways, and MUCH more. Click on the band’s merch below to pick some up today!
UPDATE: New flyer posted below with full European dates!
When Despised Icon announced their return to the stage after a lengthy hiatus, fans were beyond excited (IndieMerchstore was too!). Erik Jarrin, longtime guitarist of the band, recently took some time out to answer some questions about their upcoming European run as well as their Canadian appearance. Big thanks to Erik for doing this. Be sure to check the flyers below for full information and if you are in the area, head out to a show!
1. When did the conversation start to get back together to play these festival dates?
Ever since we announced the split about four years ago, we’ve been asked every year by festival promoters in Europe and North America to reunite. Back then, Alex Erian started Obey The Brave and I was rejoining my former band Heaven’s Cry while raising my twin daughters, so the timing wasn’t right. We both released albums with our respective bands and Alex went on a crazy tour schedule with his band so he wasn’t available at all to do anything besides this. Since some of the other guys had kids as well, no one was really into doing this until now. Then, about a couple of months ago, new offers came knocking at the door and Alex reached out to me saying he had down time with OTB as they were between album cycles so we said, fuck it, we all miss it, let’s do this!
2. Was this a collective idea to get the band back together for some shows or did you have to go through a movie style montage recruiting the guys to play some shows?
Actually, I’m pretty much the only one that kept in touch with everyone in the band. Alex would come to my place every now and then when not on tour, Benoit helped me a lot in the first weeks I had my daughters with home stuff, I went to see shows with Sebastien a couple of times, Grind and I kept in touch through email and he came visit me once and I went out for dinner with Steve once or twice. We’d also gather at my place for an annual BBQ in the beginning of every summer so when the time came, it was easy business for me to reach out to everyone. The only challenge was to accommodate everyone according to their respective schedule and make it all work.
3. What can fans out there expect from Despised on these reunion shows as far as merch and potential set lists?
Well, these are reunion shows! Meaning we didn’t write new stuff, didn’t plan on reviving the band so our focus is on getting back together for a couple of rehearsals in Grind’s basement and to have the time of our lives playing together again on stage. Looking back at our career, The Ills of Modern Man is pretty much the album that did it all for us, so expect a lot of material off of that album. We are also revisiting some of the more obscure stuff that hasn’t been played in years and obviously all the classics will be part of the show. Honestly, I think fans are in for a treat. Merch wise, well we didn’t do any new design, we decided instead to bring back some of the classic shirts, jerseys and hoodies that became our trademark for many years and hopefully, the fans will get their hands on some of these designs as we’ve been asked a lot about some of them that were discontinued for many years.
4. The response to the reunion has been fantastic. Do you see the band keeping an open door policy on playing shows in the future after this run?
The reality is that most of us have to take time off from work and for some of us, away from our families so this is a very unique opportunity to gather and do these shows. I don’t see it as something we’ll repeat over and over again. It’s been almost 4 years, fortunately for us, fans stuck to our music, stayed connected through our social media platforms and the timing was right so let’s assume that stars won’t be aligned all the time and let’s just make the most out of it. We should never say never, but the way it worked out and to see how difficult it was to get everyone available at the same time makes me believe that this won’t happen a lot in the future. So hopefully, all the fans will show up at some of theses shows and will share that love of extreme music with us once again. see you in the pit!
For full info on their shows head to Despised Icon’s Facebook Page.
Between The Buried And Me will be heading out with Coheed and Cambria and Russian Circles early next year on a most righteous tour! General sales start this friday so be sure to check the band’s Facebook pages on how to get tickets.
Dates are below!
Feb 04 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Snag some killer gear before the tour starts at theofficial Between The Buried And Me merch store.
Celebrating the October 22nd release of their fourth album Apocryphon, The Sword today announce a 37 date U.S. tour commencing October 29th in Corpus Christi, Texas and running through December 18th. Gypsyhawk will be support on the entire tour while Eagle Claw will appear through November 24th and American Sharks will appear December 2nd through December 18th.
Mon/Oct-29 – Corpus Christi TX – House Of Rock
Wed/Oct-31 – Oklahoma City OK – Acm
Thu/Nov-01 – Little Rock AR – Downtown Music Hall
Fri/Nov-02 – Shreveport LA – The Riverside Warehouse
Sat/Nov-03 – Austin TX – Fun FunFun Festival
Mon/Nov-05 – Lincoln NE – Bourbon Theater
Tue/Nov-06 – Minneapolis MN – First Ave
Wed/Nov-07 – Chicago IL – Double Door
Thu/Nov-08 – Indianapolis IN – The Vogue
Fri/Nov-09 – Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
Sat/Nov-10 – Covington KY – The Thompson House
Sun/Nov-11 – Detroit MI – St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-13 – Philadelphia Pa – Union Transfer
Wed/Nov-14 – New York NY- Webster Hall
Thu/Nov-15 – Pawtucket RI – The Met
Fri/Nov-16 – Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs
Sat/Nov-17 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Mon/Nov-19 – Birmingham AL-Workplay
Tue/Nov-20 – Orlando FL – Beacham
Wed/Nov-21 – Atlanta GA – Masquerade
Thu/Nov-22 – Nashville TN – Exit / In
Fri/Nov-23 – Memphis TN – Hi Tone
Sat/Nov-24 – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon
Sun/Dec-02 – Tulsa OK – Eclipse
Mon/Dec-03 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
Tue/Dec-04 – Denver CO – Bluebird
Wed/Dec-05 – Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Thu/Dec-06 – Boise ID – Neurolux
Fri/Dec-07 – Portland OR – Hawthorne
Sat/Dec-08 – Seattle WA – Neumos
Mon/Dec-10 – Sacramento CA – Harlows
Tue/Dec-11 – San Francisco CA – Independent
Wed/Dec-12 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey
Thu/Dec-13 – San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
Fri/Dec-14 – Phoenix AZ – Club Red
Sat/Dec-15 – Tucson AZ – Congress
Tue/Dec-18 – Houston TX – Fitzgeralds
The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s highly rated show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-The Final Tour. The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival. In the episode, the band takes the opportunity to introduce Bourdain to their branded hot sauce “Tears of Fire.” Check out a clip from the show below:
Can’t wait to see the whole episode!
In other news: Apocryphon, the band’s fourth album and first for new label Razor & Tie will be released October 22nd and followed by a U.S tour. Apocryphon was produced and engineered by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox) and recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD. The album will feature cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). Pre-order details will be coming very shortly so stay tuned!