Parkway Drive are embarking on an extensive North American tour later this year. Dubbed the Viva The Underdogs tour, the North American headlining tour will see the band bring a full pyrotechnical show for the first time in North America as well. Joining the chart-topping Aussie metalcore band is Knocked Loose, Hatebreed, and Fit For A King. Check out the full tour routing below.
Through seven full-length albums over the course of 11 years, the discography of legendary and pioneering death metal band Death (still a fitting name) is one of the best in all of metal. Many bands, in fact, would kill to have their “worst” album be something like 1990’s Spiritual Healing. While often not considered a top-tier album in Death’s discography, overlooking Chuck Schuldiner’s lyrical themes of televangelists, genetics, and religious hypocrisy would certainly be a mistake. Pivoting away from the gore and horror-filled lyrics of both Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy, Spiritual Healing was a turning point in the band’s evolution from a stalwart and influential death metal band, to pioneering some of metal’s most important subgenres.
Life and Death Brigade Fest is a festival that unites some of the biggest names in hardcore and other subsects of the underground. Held in Louisville, Kentucky, this year’s lineup was stacked yet again, featuring the likes of Magnitude, Fiddlehead, Higher Power, and many more. With packed crowds that were clearly passionate for music (as you’ll soon see), it’s festivals and shows like this that remind us why music is an escape.
Of course, at festivals like this there’s often the occasional special guest and even surprise set, but that doesn’t make Knocked Loose’s appearance at the festival last weekend any less awesome. What made the riotous set even more awesome is the crowd participation and the connection KL has with their audience. It’s awfully impressive, and really goes to show why the Kentucky band are playing major festivals just 5-6 years into their career. Check out the whole thing below.
Thy Art Is Murder have officially announced their new drummer with a new playthrough for their song “Human Target”. The man behind the kit now? One Jesse Beahler. In celebration, the band have released a drum playthrough for ‘Human Target’ which can be seen below.