New York City hard rockers Eve to Adam aren’t new to the live concert scene or music industry as a whole. In fact, it might surprise you that they have accomplished a lot so far in their many years of existence and are gearing up to push even harder. With their fourth LP, Locked and Loaded, dropping this summer, the band is out-and-about promoting the new release, which is being labeled as an introduction to the new ‘Eve to Adam 2.0.’ Having personally known about the band since their inception, I can attest to their growth and the amazing feats they are continually accomplishing.
The new album’s first single, “Staitjacket Supermodel,” has a ‘Dexter’ (the TV show) inspired music video due out in the coming weeks. The track’s lyric video is out right now, and is spreading like wildfire across the internet (watch it below). “We wrote a song that we envisioned would play in Dexter’s head as he prepares to kill. The song is still ETA, but with a more modern edge. It’s Eve to Adam 2.0,” says Taki Sassaris, ETA lead singer, in a recent press release. The video features the dark beauty queen and good friend of both ETA and myself, Juliya Chernetsky (formerly from Fuse TV).
As a whole, Locked and Loaded has been worked on by some exceptional producers and songwriters, including: Eric Bass (Shinedown), Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Ratt, Trivium, Chevelle) and Dave Bassett (Saliva, Halestorm, Sevendust). Working with these “Killer B’s,” as the guys call them, gave the band enough room to maintain the “Eve to Adam signature style” that they so enjoy, while still being able to collaborate and generate new concepts in order to show the world that they are full of fresh and evolving ideas.
On Wednesday, May 15 Iraqi thrash metal troop and stars of “Heavy Metal in Baghdad,” Acrassicauda, assailed East Village music venue Bowery Electric for a night of free booze, sexy metal go-go dancers and heavy metal headbangage in celebration of the release of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, the recently published book about heavy metal culture featuring hundreds of interviews with mega acts like Megadeth, Korn, Pantera, Metallica, Van Halen, and Marilyn Manson to name a few, and an introduction by Scott Ian of Anthrax and an afterword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Louder than Hell also features two 16-page photo inserts highlighting candid rock shots by Stephanie Cabral, Robert Matheu, and Next Mosh contributor Greg Cristman. The invite-only social gathering also featured a book signing by Louder Than Hell authors Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman. Check out pictures from the shindig below!
Denver, Colorado thrash metal titans Havok have announced today plans to embark on a full-scale North American headlining tour (their first) later this summer.
Catch Havok in New York City on August 8th, when the thrashers foul Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn with opening acts TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
Havok will be on the road in support of Unnatural Selection, the group’s forthcoming new album on Candlelight Records. The June 25 release was produced by guitarist David Sanchez and mixed by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones).
In less than a month, Black Label Society leadman Zakk Wylde will roll through New York City jazz club The Iridium, located at 1650 Broadway in midtown Manhattan, for a select few solo/acoustic performances (dates below). Mr. Wylde has also planned a book reading and Q&A from Bringing Metal To The Children – The Complete Berzerker’s Guide To World Tour Domination, Zakk‘s April 2012 hardcover book release, for each special evening. Recently, Bringing Metal To The Children was released in paperback. Tickets to see Zakk Wylde live in NYC are still available.
In related news, Black Label Society will soon join up with Megadeth, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division for the 2013 edition of Gigantour. Unfortunately the trek will not come to the New York metropolitan area (see all dates). Tickets are on sale now.
Zakk Wylde live at The Iridium:
06/10/2013 @ 7PM & 10PM – feat. The Les Paul Trio
06/11/2013 @ 7PM & 10PM
06/12/2013 @ 7PM & 10PM
Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil are readying their 15th studio album Hope In Hell, which is due out May 28 on The End Records. The effort’s first single “Badass Rock N Roll” is currently streaming exclusively at Revolver Magazine.
Anvil are presently booking live dates, with a newly announced show in New York City at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory confirmed for May 30. Tickets are on sale now.
On May 10, 2011, Anvil released their 14th record Juggernaut of Justice, which was recorded at Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606 in California and produced by Bob Marlette (John 5, David Lee Roth, Black Sabbath).
French black metal occultist Glorior Belli announced today that they have inked a worldwide record deal with Polish independent label Agonia Records, and plan to drop a new full-length studio album, the follow-up to 2011′s The Great Southern Darkness, sometime this fall.
Starting tomorrow (5/16), Glorior Belli will embark on their debut North American tour with Minnesota blackened sludge quartet Wolvhammer. Catch the tour in New York here:
05/21/2013 – Syracuse, NY @ Club Fusion
05/24/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Knoxville, Tennessee metal assembly Whitechapel are currently wrapping up a month-long campaign alongside Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Chimaira and I Killed The Prom Queen on the “Don’t Pray For Us” U.S. tour. The outing checked in at The Paramount in Long Island last Tuesday on May 7th (pics) followed by a stop at the Sherman Theater in Pennsylvania the next day, May 8th. Our exclusive gallery from the PA show, which also featured performances by A Scent Like Wolves and Destruction Upon Us, is now available for your viewing pleasure below.
Whitechapel will soon head overseas for a summer run in Europe (dates). The guys are trekking in support of their latest album, 2012′s self-titled release through Metal Blade Records. You can stream the LP’s first single, “Hate Creation,” and watch the official video for the second single, “I, Dementia,” at the end of this post.
Texas heavy metallers Device, featuring Disturbed mainman David Draiman, ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo (who is temporarily being replaced by Dope lead guitarist Virus), and touring drummer Will Hunt of Evanescence and Dark New Day fame, burst through The Machine Shop in Flint, MI a week ago today (May 8) with Florida alt metal unit Nonpoint and LA hard rockers Gemini Syndrome. Device kicked off their set with “Penance,” the second song off their spankin’ new debut self-titled LP on Warner Bros. Records, and proceeded to perform the new album in its entirety. The guys also belted out tracks “A Part of Me” (w/ Aaron Nordstrom from Gemini Syndrome) and a cover of NIN‘s “Wish,” which are featured on the deluxe edition of the CD and a live rendition of “Recover” from the Best Buy exclusive release.
Device will deliver their metallic anthems to Pennsylvanian ears tonight (5/15) at the Ice Garden and tomorrow (5/16) in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall – followed by a weekend stint at MMRBQ Festival and Rock on the Range. Dig the full list of upcoming Device live dates at this location.
Without further delay, check out photos from the 5/8 Michigan show below. Also be sure to check out the official video for the album’s first single, “Vilify,” after the gallery. The clip was directed by P.R. Brown (Audioslave, Mötley Crüe, Korn, Godsmack).
Melbourne hardcore punk hooligans Kromosom are gearing up for a full-blown U.S. invasion. The four-piece crew will return to America once again for a round of dates beginning this Friday in Boston. The boys will be in town peddling their Live Forever CD which was released earlier this year through Southern Lord. You can stream the 15-track LP below, courtesy of BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges.
Last week, Cvlt Nation premiered a new “Sonic Cathedrals” mixtape curated by Kromosom. You can stream the almost 80-minute effort after the jump as well.
Catch Kromosom live in New York City here:
5/18/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ 1196 Myrtle Ave. – w/ Sad Boys, (A) Truth, Primitive Pact
5/22/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron – w/ Rotten Sound, Hellshock, Nomad
On Saturday, May 25 Sinestra Studios (lead by Next Mosh’s own Derek Soto) will host their first-ever art gallery and metal showcase at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. The gathering will feature a concert photo gallery by Sinestra Studios, highlighting over 60 pieces and some never unleashed prints, as well as performances by Tri-State metal acts Unveiled, Lies Beneath, VooDoo Terror Tribe, Ashes Within and Aeon of Ether.
John Turbö of Bullspike Radio will spin all sorts of heaviness in between bands. Advance tickets to the all ages show can be purchased here ($12) or at the door day-of-show ($15). Doors open at 7 PM, first band goes on at 8 PM.
The official after party will take place at NYC metal mecca bar Duffs Brooklyn, located seven blocks south from Knitting Factory. For more info, head over to Sinestra Studios on Facebook and RSVP to the event here. Check out the show flyer below.