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photograph by Charlie Baron
Montreal-based extreme metal group Ion Dissonance will release its new album, 'Cast the First Stone,' on November 18 via Good Fight Music. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their entire new album stream right here, right now! Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Vocalist Kevin McCaughey said, "We are both really proud and excited that 'Cast the First Stone' is finally set to release this week. Six years is a long time to be away in this business, and it feels great to see fans still repping our name on various forums and sites from all over the globe. Trust me when I say, this was certainly a tough project from all perspectives. It was also tough for us to sit on these songs for so long and not share them with our fans who were eagerly awaiting new material from us. We can now say that the wait is finally over, and the end result is shaping up to be more than we had anticipated. Don't sleep on this record. This is the next step in the Ion Dissonance discography. A logical progression of our work to date, and we hope our fans can enjoy it as much as we did creating/recording it."
To get 'Cast the First Stone,' visit MerchNow. For more on Ion Dissonance, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Tour dates:
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Nov 27 - Quebec City, QC  @ L'Anti Bar
Dec 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Dec 3 - Westville, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest


Wilson have dropped their cover of Rage Against The Machine's "Sleep Now In The Fire." The band has also released a studio version of their cover of Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog", which they are known to incorporate into their live performances. Both covers can be streamed below.

"Rage was a pivotal musical influence of ours as we were growing up," explained Wilson frontman Chad Nicefield. "The ferocity their music created in us carries on well into our adulthood. Today they are just as relevant as they were years ago. America needs a wake-up call, once again. We as a culture of humans on this planet need a heavy dose of humanity. In these trying times it is important to us not only as a band but AS HUMANS that we find light in this darkness. TOGETHER AS ONE. Wake up and rage with us!" 


Rob Zombie has debuted the official music video for the song "Get Your Boots On! That's The End Of Rock And Roll!" The song appears on his latest album, 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser,' which was released earlier this year.

Watch the video below and tell us what you think!


Stitched Up Heart have released their mythical new music video for "Catch Me When I Fall," which is taken from the band's debut studio album, 'Never Alone,' which was released earlier this year. The dark fairy-tale themed video can be seen below.

Singer Mixi explained of the video:

"This video was so much fun. I got to be a princess for a day in a castle. I think every girl dreams of that. Plus, we had a demon that the boys tried to save me from. It was interesting watching how all the different scenes come together. For the falling in a crystal ball part, it was shot on green screen while crew members moved my dress with light sabers and blew wind in my face. It was challenging for all of us to act our parts, but we had an amazing director and crew. Everyone worked so well together and overall it was a great learning experience for us.

"The story is that I'm mesmerized by a light which is actually my inner demons. I blindly follow it as it tries to trap me and when I finally realize what it is, it's too late. The guys all are searching for me because they see that I'm in trouble. I'm falling into my demon's trap and they're trying to save me, to catch me when I fall. The message of the song is the same, it's a call for help. Knowing that sometimes you need those who care about you to help you through tough times in life. It's really kind of a breakthrough song.

"With 'Finally Free', we had a heavy anthem which grabs your attention right away. 'Monster' was a little more experimental and a bit heavier. 'Catch Me' has a little more mainstream feel to it. We think it will help us reach a larger audience and help us spread the overall message of hope. That when life gets you down, you can get back up whether through sheer will power or with the help of loved ones."

Stitched Up Heart will be performing at The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards, which will be taking place at Webster Hall in New York City on Tuesday, December 13.

Regarding the band's performance, Mixi added, "We are also so stoked to be able to perform at the 'Revolver Awards.' We found out we would be performing with the legendary Megadeth and Zakk Wylde, and of course, our label/tour mates and friends Lacuna Coil. It's such an honor to share the stage with musicians you look up to and respect. Plus, being nominated is humbling. It's so rewarding to know that we're being appreciated by our peers. We are ready to blow the roof off that place!"

The ceremony will be livestreamed via Twitch.TV. Tickets are available here.

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photograph by Stephanie Cabral

Revolver's own Stephanie Cabral was on hand to catch all the action at the second annual Bowl 4 Ronnie on November 4 in Studio City, California! Check out the photos she captured for us below–and you can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

The second annual Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling party benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. The event, which was hosted by VH1's Eddie Trunk, included a celebrity bowling tournament (including Tom Morello, John 5, Joey Vera, and many more), a raffle and a special live auction.

100 percent of the proceeds from the Bowl 4 Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. For more information, visit their website.

At the event, a check for $25,000 was presented to further the research of Dr. David Wong, Director of the Dental Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, who is developing a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection.


With Ghost working on a new album, it means it's time for a new incarnation of Papa Emeritus. In an all new video clip featuring Sister Imperator, the band teases Papa Emeritus IV.

Watch the video below. Are you ready?





Erie, Pennsylvania-based rock act Kevlar have teamed up with Revolver to premiere its new music video for their single, "Alibis." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

The band said, "We couldn't be happier working with such amazing people on this song and this video. We feel that 'Alibis' is our strongest material to date. It is something that we're incredibly proud of and we can't wait to share with the world."

To get "Alibis," visit Bandcamp. For more on Kevlar, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.





Tour Dates:
11/25 Kent, OH @ The Outpost
11/26 Erie, PA @ Sherlocks
11/27 Detroit, MI @ Diesel



Architects (UK) have announced dates for their upcoming headlining U.S. tour, making it the first time the band has performed in the states since 2014. The band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us,' which was released earlier this year.
"Architects headlining in the U.S. is long overdue," commented drummer Dan Searle. "We've been touring there since 2008, but it's never been an Architects tour. As a band we feel that we've never had an opportunity to deliver the live show in the U.S. that represents the band at its best, and on this tour that is what we finally intend to do. We're sorry to all our fans there that it's taken us so long—we've faced all sorts of obstacles, some of which you are well aware of, but we intend to make the wait more than worthwhile."

On August 20, Architects' guitarist Tom Searle passed away after a long battle with cancer. This will be the band's first U.S. appearance without him.
Mar 07 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
Mar 08 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Mar 09 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Mar 10 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
Mar 11 - Denver, CO - Summit
Mar 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Mar 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar 16 - San Francisco, CA – Slim's
Mar 17 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
Mar 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Mar 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
Mar 21 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
Mar 22 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
Mar 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar 25 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell)
Mar 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Mar 28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Mar 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls
Apr 01 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Apr 02 - Worcester, MA - Palladium (Upstairs)
Apr 04 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Apr 05 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Apr 06 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall


2017 event dates and ticket on-sale information for the World's Loudest Month festival series have been announced. The World's Loudest Month—created by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents— continues to break records with its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends in April, May and June of 2017.

In 2016, overall attendance surpassed 470,000 for the WLM festivals held during five consecutive weekends.

The 2017 World's Loudest Month festival dates, locations and details are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 29 & 30 in Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 29 & 30 in Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 5, 6 &7 in Concord, NC
Northern Invasion: May 13 & 14 in Somerset, WI
Rock On The Range: May 19, 20 & 21 in Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma: May 26, 27 & 28 in Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest: May 27 in San Antonio, TX
Rockfest: June 3 in Kansas City

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville  
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is Florida's biggest rock experience, with over 50,000 in attendance at last year's SOLD OUT event at Jacksonville's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The 2017 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival will take place on April 29–30 and will feature performances from today's top artists, and a variety of unique activations and secondary entertainment options including Jack Daniel's Whiskey Row, The Music Experience, and artist signings, along with art installations, incredible food offerings, wine tastings, and other onsite experiences. The full Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville festival experience will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Fort Rock
Monster Energy Fort Rock returns for two days in 2017 at JetBlue Park for its fifth year anniversary after selling out last year's event. South Florida's biggest rock n' roll getaway will take place on April 29–30. Monster Energy Fort Rock's lineup will be announced Monday, December 5 at Noon EST. Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages will be available on Tuesday, December 6. Hotels will be available via the Curadora link found on the Monster Energy Fort Rock website. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year in 2016 after growing to three full days. Over 90,000 fans attended Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, checking out the best of today's rock—along with legendary classic artists—playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village, and top notch camping facilities.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST, and the lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will be announced this December.

Northern Invasion
Northern Invasion continues to rock Somerset, WI after expanding to two full days last year, and hosting over 45,000 fans. The festival plays host to the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience.

Layaway tickets will be available on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM CST and the lineup for Northern Invasion will be announced this December.

Rock On The Range
Rock On The Range—the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States—continues to break records. Die-hard fans (known as "Rangers") annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus, OH for Rock On The Range, resulting in consecutive sellouts for the last four years. With three days of music on three stages, a comedy tent, new art installations, and many onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals. Rock On The Range truly is "Where Rock Lives."

Rock On The Range Layaway tickets, VIP and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday, November 21 at 10:00 AM EST at Lineup coming soon!

Rocklahoma, presented by Bud Light, had its biggest year ever with over 70,000 fans attending the 10th Anniversary last May. America's Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party features the best current rock artists and classic bands at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds, just outside Tulsa, OK. The three-day camping festival features music on three stages, as well as a campground stage to keep the music going all night long! With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock."

Ticket renewals for Rocklahoma 2017 are available starting tomorrow, November 15 at 9:00 AM CST. All 2016 ticket purchasers will receive an email with renewal details. Lineup coming in early 2017!

The Bud Light River City Rockfest
The growth of San Antonio's Bud Light River City Rockfest located at the AT&T Center continues to prove that the city is a rock destination for artists and fans alike. River City Rockfest sold out for its fourth consecutive year with new record numbers of over 27,500 in attendance. Lineup, ticket and on sale information for The Bud Light River City Rockfest will be announced soon!

Rockfest—a Kansas City tradition—had 50,000 in attendance in 2016 for America's largest one-day music festival. 2017 marks the 25th year of Rockfest, known as THE rock & roll event of the Midwest, with three stages and 12 hours of hard-hitting music.

The World's Loudest Month is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy.


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Metallica have previously reported special "Blackened Friday" events to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,' which is due this Friday, November 18, via Blackened Recordings. The band has since announced two very special performances in conjunction with the release.

On the day of the album release, Metallica will be performing at House of Vans in London. The show will be livestreamed worldwide via The stream will start at 9:00 P.M. GMT (4:00 P.M. Eastern, 1:00 P.M. Pacific) on Friday, November 18.

The band will also play a special show on December 17 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, C.A. A pre-sale will be open to members of the Metallica fan club this Thursday, November 17. Winners will be notified via email will a special code on November 16 with details on how to purchase tickets for the event.

Non-fan club members can purchase tickets on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 A.M. Pacific via

All proceeds will be donated towards the Alameda County Community Food Bank, which is one of California's leading emergency food helplines. All fans in attendance are encouraged to donate canned goods to the venue. There will be special collection bins at the entrances.

Metallica previously collected close to 10 tons of food during their Bogota, Colombia concert on November 1.