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Metalcore act Come and Rest will release their new EP, 'Blacklist,' on May 12. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song and music video for "Slowburn." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Blacklist,' click here. For more on Come and Rest, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Greek/Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage will release their new album, 'The Puritan,' on April 24 via Despotz Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song and music video, "Stare Into Infinity." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Guitarist Marios Iliopoulos said, "'Stare Into Infinity' is one of my favorite songs on our new album 'The Puritan.' It has all those elements that are Nightrage – heavy riffs, emotional melodies and brutal vocal hooks. The whole arrangement of the song is very simplistic and in your face. The verses are very thrashy with straightforward riffs and pounding drums, creating that feeling of power and metal mayhem. The chorus is where the song really lifts up with those signature Nightrage melodic guitars and big '80s metal riffs played with a thrashy and more modern approach. And Ronnie´s vocals, singing with such a great passion and old school melodic death metal vibes, makes for a really cool contrast on that part.

"Lyrically, it´s a song that has to do with leading you out of dark times, reaching the light at the end of the tunnel and leaving everything that's troubling you behind – searching to find your inner self.

"The production and sound that Daniel Bergstrand and George Neranzis did for the song made all the difference in the world; they really gave the song the needed power and loudness to create such a strong and beautifully loud brutal/melodic sound."

To get 'The Puritan,' visit Despotz's webstore. For more on Nightrage, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Killswitch Engage, Rise Against, and Letlive have announced a summer tour. A list of dates can be found below.

07/17 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/22 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
07/24 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/26 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/28 New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
07/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
07/31 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
08/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
08/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
08/11 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
08/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
08/16 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

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This week sees new shit from Sworn In, Royal Thunder, Agnostic Front, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you're snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as you want. Voting ends on Monday, April 13, at noon, when the results will be announced.

UPDATE: The poll has closed. To view the results, click here.

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Gojira have revealed in a Facebook post that they have begun recording for their new album. The band is recording at Silver Cord Studios in New York City, owned by the band's frontman Joe Duplantier.

 

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The Agonist have premiered a new music video for the song, "Danse Macabre." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

The band's latest album, 'Eye of Providence,' was released earlier this year via Century Media Records.

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U.K. hardcore act Gallows will release their new album, 'Desolation Sounds,' on April 14 via Bridge 9 Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire stream of the album right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get 'Desolation Sounds,' visit Bridge 9's webstore. For more on Gallows, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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In last week's album of the week poll, you, the fans, voted We Are Harlot to the top spot, for their self titled album 'We Are Harlot.' Check out the top five vote-getters below:

1. We Are Harlot - We Are Harlot
2. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
3. Three Days Grace - Human
4. Hollywood Undead - Day of the Dead
5. Prong - Songs From the Black Hole

Stay tuned for this week's poll, which will be live tomorrow on RevolverMag.com. Until then, you can check out We Are Harlot's "Never Turn Back" below:

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It's always refreshing to find out that some of the biggest names in rock and roll are obsessive nerds. Whether it's about motorcycles or marine biology, geekish fandom makes us all human at the end of the day. So to discuss the upcoming Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil with the Metallica guitarist himself is a dream. When it comes to horror, Hammett is a total fanboy, and is excited to discuss both the cool new features of his upcoming horror happening and how lovely it is to know Boris Karloff's daughter.

In fact, speaking to Hammett is such a pleasure that we decided it would be unfair to only give you the short snippets that have appeared in the latest Horror News segment of Revolver. Here is the interview in its entirety. Hail horror!

REVOLVER What about this year's Fear FestEvil is bigger, better, or scarier than last year's?
KIRK VON HAMMETT: Well, we're going for a much different experience this time around. There's a venue here in San Jose that has always intrigued me, the Winchester Mystery House. Me and my friends have always thought that would be a great place to have a party or an event. We have a great evening planned out. I'm hosting a dinner, with food and drinks and a tour of the Mystery House, and a murder mystery that everyone has a chance to solve. Various guests from the Fear FestEvil weekend are going to be giving out clues as to who or what the mystery is, and it's going to be a lot of fun. We have Cory Taylor signed on, as well as John 5 from Rob Zombie's band. It's going to be a small, intimate affair, and I'll be presiding over all of it. That's the first night. On Saturday and Sunday, we're going to be taking over the Rock Bar Theater, and I'm going to be bringing down a bunch of my collection. We'll have performing artists, a costume context, pretty much everything you'd see at a fear festival, only slightly scaled down. We'll have celebrity guests and celebrity panels. In the evening, we're going to have some great bands. I'm really happy to say we'll have Meshuggah headlining one night and High On Fire another night. We'll have Agnostic Front, Orchid, and a Swedish band, Blues Pills, and I believe this is going to be their first North American appearance. And we'll fit in a jam somewhere in there, with everyone involved.

That's a serious weekend you have planned.
I want to make it clear that this is not a typical festival. It's much more of an event rather than a convention. We don't want the Fear FestEvil to be any sort of specific thing. We wanted the Fear FestEvil event to fit any sort of aspiration I want to put my mind to.

The thing that stands out is the murder mystery. It seems like you're moving away from that standard slasher horror and focusing on that Edgar Allen Poe-ish gothic horror.
It's beginning to take on that tone, yeah. The experience on Friday will be geared more toward that kind of haunted house 1930s/1940s horror movie vibe. We'll be able to recreate that kind of vibe. The Winchester Mystery House is totally over-the-top gothic and a bona fide haunted house. It's on the national registry. We're going to dress it up quite a bit, so it's going to be quite different than it would be when you visit.

Do you have any special horror guests you might be able to tell us about?
Yeah, I have a long-running relationship with what I call the Hollywood Horror Royalty. For me to clarify, I have a great friendship with Boris Karloff's daughter Sarah, Lon Chaney Jr.'s son Ron Chaney, and Bela Lugosi Jr. And they're going to be on hand and giving away various clues to the mystery. I really, really love involving those people because they have such great stories, and it's a neat way for my and other generations to experience that kind of thing. These people are incredibly warm and lovely to deal with, and so they're going to be involved in the whole weekend.

It's interesting that your guests have such a horror pedigree, but the music lineup seems to focus solely on the metal. Meshuggah, Agnostic Front, High On Fire—none of these are real horror-themed bands.
I have to have a personal interest in the bands I take on. I have to feel like I have a musical connection to them. Blues Pills doesn't have a horror thread running through their music, but I believe in them. I could find a hundred bands who have The Misfits as their main source of inspiration, but that's not where I want to go. The person who would benefit from this the most would be the horror metal fan, but I also want to appeal to the hardcore metal fan, which I am as well. I'm opening it up to be a little more inclusive.

That's fair. Though they've always had the H.P. Lovecraft references, Metallica has never been a very horror-centric band, but you've always been known for your horror fandom.
Yeah. I mean, we've been very covert about it. But I've always been a horror fan, Cliff Burton was always a horror fan, and even Rob Trujillo has a history with comics. He's always been an amazing cartoonist! So it's always been alive and well in Metallica. As long as I'm living and breathing, it'll be alive and well in Metallica. And you know how it is with my band—we don't want to be too much of one thing.

One last thing I wanted to ask about was your toy line. I notice you have masks of your Kirk Von Hammett persona on there. What would you do if a trick-or-treater came to your door as Kirk Von Hammett?
I would laaaugh and laaaugh! I would be so tickled, man! Because, like, when I'm in that Kirk Von Hammett mode, I turn into a totally different person. And I'd hope that whoever came to the door in a Kirk Von Hammett mask would have the same feeling. He would be this slimy, insane, mischievous that does the unpredictable and has fun at it. That's how I see my KVH persona. I like to have fun with it all.

This year's Fest FestEvil takes places in San Jose, California on April  and 12. For more info, visit their website.

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Here is part 6 of Suicide Silence's weekly tour video updates for Revolver. Check out the video below where the band talks celebrating Eddie's birthday twice, how they ate enough tacos to kill a kindergarten class, and how they fought frozen weather and walls of death. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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