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As is customary for We Came As Romans, they finished off their first tour of 2023 in Detroit, MI. They were out promoting their newest release, Darkbloom. In their first tour of the year they brought along ERRA and Brand of Sacrifice.

Written by Jessica Trail

The first band of the night was Brand of Sacrifice. They are a deathcore band with a dash of technical metal from Toronto and Manhattan, New York.  They started out their brutal seven-song set with “Dawn” from their album Lifeblood. They are made-up of Kyle Anderson on harsh and clean vocals, Liam Beeson on guitar, Andrew Kim on bass, and Mike Caputo on drums. They continued playing songs from the 2021 album and then stirred up the already enthusiastic crowd with the 2022 single “Exodus.”  They closed out the set with opening track from their 2018 album The Interstice. This was a great ending to a ferocious set.

Photo by Jessica Trail

See full gallery of Brand Of Sacrifice performance here.

Up next was the metalcore band, ERRA, from Birmingham, Alabama. They started the night with the very popular single, “Pull from the Ghost.” The moshing and crowd-surfing starting as soon as they started playing. By the time their second song, “House of Glass” started there was a steady stream of crowd surfers pouring over the barricade. To say that the crowd was into ERRA would me a massive understatement.

ERRA is made up of JT Cavey on harsh vocals, Jesse Cash on lead guitar and clean vocals, Conor Hesse on bass, Clint Tustin on rhythm guitar, and Alex Ballew on drums. These guys have a big year ahead of them still with heading out on their own headlining Europe tour just 6 days after ending the tour with We Came As Romans. They will then head out with Bad Omens to support their Will We Both Go Home Alive tour starting in May.

Photo by Jessica Trail

See full gallery of Erra performance here.

After a short pause for changeover, it was time for the headliner, We Came As Romans, to take the stage. After 23 shows in 31 days the band, from Troy, Michigan, had finally made it to their hometown for the last show of the tour. They started the night with three songs from their newest album, Darkbloom. They continued with “Lost in the Moment” from the 2017 album, Cold Like War. Before starting in on “Wasted Ages” from the same album they took a pause to talk to the audience. “Somewhere along the way on that record, we lost track of who we were as a band…. We reached out to people who we knew we could trust. People who had been there for us since day one… for a band that is our fan base. You guys helped us start to put the pieces back together… I just wanted to say thank you for that!”

Before starting “Tracing Back Roots” from the album of the same name, they let the audience know that they opened up an online poll for the audience to pick a song for the set. After that song and “Hope,” from the Tracing Back Roots album singer, Dave Stephens announced that “Fade Away” won the poll. He continued with saying, “this song goes out to my mom. It is her favorite.” They then continued the night with one more song from Cold Like War. They then closed out the main portion of the set with “Darkbloom” before coming back out with Brand of Sacrifice to perform “Darkbloom” again as an encore before ending the night and tour with “Black Hole.”

Photo by Jessica Trail

See full gallery of We Came As Romans performance here.

With this US tour over the changes to see them this year are not over. In May We Came As Romans returns to the road with the first show of the Europe tour starting in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

11.May: Esch-Sur-Alzette LU @ Rockhal

13.May: Prague CZ @ Rock Cafe

14.May: Warsaw PL @ Proxima

15.May: Berlin DE @ Hole44

17.May: Munich DE @ Strom

19.May: Vienna AT @ Simm City

20.May: Milan IT @ Legend

21.May: Zurich CH @ Klub Komplex

23.May: Hamburg DE @ Logo

24.May: Cologne DE @ Luxor

25.May: Paris FR @ Le Trabendo

27.May: Hatfield UK @ Slam Dunk South

28.May: Leeds UK @ Slam Dunk North

30.May: Dublin IE @ Academy

31.May: Belfast UK @ LL1

1.June: Glasgow UK @ The Cathouse

ENTERPRISE EARTH Crushing New Video/Single “Death Magick” Now Playing

Band To Kick Off European Tour With Shadow Of Intent

Progressive deathcore outfit ENTERPRISE EARTH today unleashes a brand new song entitled “Death Magick.” The lengthy track stands among the band’s darkest, most relentless and plainly scathing songs of their extensive sonic arsenal.

Offers ENTERPRISE EARTH guitarist Gabe Mangold, “We are very excited to present our heaviest, most aggressive, and unforgivingly wild track to date, ‘Death Magick.’ We pulled from all of our heavy influences to create a seven-minute roller coaster of a death metal song. This is also the first of two singles releasing this month so keep an eye out for the second soon!”

The release of “Death Magick” comes in advance of ENTERPRISE EARTH’s upcoming European tour supporting Shadow Of Intent. The Elegy tour kicks off January 6th in Wiesbaden, Germany and runs through February 1st in Karlsruhe, Germany. Additional support will be provided by AngelMaker and To The Grave. See all confirmed dates below.

ENTERPRISE EARTH w/ Shadow Of Intent, AngelMaker, To The Grave:

1/06/2023 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE

1/07/2023 Essigfabrik – Köln, DE

1/08/2023 Poppodium 013 – Tilburg, NL

1/09/2023 Kavka – Antwerpen, BE

1/10/2023 The Fleece – Bristol, UK

1/11/2023 Asylum – Birmingham, UK

1/12/2023 Rebellion – Manchester, UK

1/13/2023 Cathouse – Glasgow, UK

1/14/2023 O2 Academy Islington – London, UK

1/15/2023 Joiners – Southampton, UK

1/17/2023 Glazart – Paris, FR

1/18/2023 Rock ‘N’ Eat – Lyon, FR

1/19/2023 Legend Club – Milano, IT

1/20/2023 Kiff – Aarau, CH

1/21/2023 Backstage Halle – Munich, DE

1/22/2023 Flex – Vienna, AT

1/24/2023 Futurum Music Bar – Prague, CZ

1/25/2023 Lacznnik – Wrocław, PL

1/26/2023 Naumannsche Brauerei – Leipzig, DE

1/27/2023 Bahnhof Pauli – Hamburg, DE

1/28/2023 High 5ive Winter Fest – Johanneshov, SE

1/29/2023 Hotel Cecil – Indre By, DK

1/30/2023 Hole44 – Berlin, DE

1/31/2023 Z-Bau – House of Contemporary Culture – Nürnberg, DE

2/01/2023 Die Stadtmitte – Karlsruhe, DE

ENTERPRISE EARTH’s most recent full-length, The Chosen, was released last January via MNRK Heavy. Distorted Sound crowned The Chosen the band’s, “heaviest album to date,” noting it’s both a “physically grabbing album, but also emotionally battering.” Blabbermouth hailed a record that’s “huge and definitive,” MetalSucks lauded “the most vicious, the most technical, and… the catchiest offering in the band’s already-impressive repertoire,” Metal Injection championed the band’s “signature heartfelt, emotive lyrics,” while New Transcendence commended, “the most memorable ENTERPRISE EARTH release to date.” The Chosen continues to amaze fans and critics globally.

The Chosen is available on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.

BRAND OF SACRIFICE Drop New Track “Exodus”

Canadian deathcore wrecking crew, BRAND OF SACRIFICE, have dropped their first new music in over a year with the release of brand new track “Exodus“. The phenomenal new single marks the beginning of a new chapter of BRAND OF SACRIFICE, maintaining their signature brutality and complexity, but upping it to a whole new level with a few surprises thrown in. Find the track on streaming platforms HERE and watch the accompanying masterpiece of a music video below.

Speaking on the brand new track, BRAND OF SACRIFICE frontman, Kyle Anderson adds

“We’re so excited to unveil the next chapter of Brand of Sacrifice! Exodus examines the darkest aspects of what we as humans are capable of, coming from the standpoint of a fearless leader.

From the eyes of his brother and comrade, we witness an ability to survive and push forward when what he loves most is stolen right before his eyes by the one he looked up to and relied on. Trust can be earned, respect can be dished out, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betraying any of those, loses you the three.”

The band recently announced that they will be hitting the road in January of next year with We Came As Romans on their Darkbloom 2023 Tour. For further info and tickets, head to brandofsacrifice.com


w/ Erra and Brand Of Sacrifice

19- Jan – Pittsburgh PA | Mr Smalls

20- Jan – Philadelphia PA | TLA

21- Jan – Worcester MA | The Palladium

22- Jan – New York NY | Irving Plaza

24- Jan – Baltimore MD | Baltimore Soundstage

25- Jan – Richmond VA | Canal Club

26- Jan – Charlotte NC | The Underground

27- Jan – Atlanta GA | The Masquerade

28- Jan – Orlando FL | House of Blues

30-Jan – Houston TX | White Oak Music Hall

31-Jan – Austin TX | Empire

1-Feb – Dallas TX | House of Blues

3- Feb – Phoenix AZ | The Nile

4- Feb – Anaheim CA | House of Blues

5- Feb – Sacramento CA | Ace of Spades

7- Feb – Portland OR | Hawthorne Theatre

8- Feb – Seattle WA | The Crocodile

10- Feb – Salt Lake City UT | The Complex

11- Feb – Denver CO | Summit Music Hall

13- Feb – Lawrence KS | Granada

14- Feb – Minneapolis MN | Varsity Theater

15- Feb – Chicago IL | House of Blues

17- Feb – Columbus OH | The King of Clubs

18- Feb – Detroit MI | St. Andrew’s Hall


Since 2018, Toronto-based deathcore quintet BRAND OF SACRIFICE have been imprinting their mark on the heavy music scene. Dubbed ‘The Branded Ones,’ the group’s fans joined and marched with them as they tore across the globe in support of their sophomore album “Lifeblood”, which debuted on 8 separate Billboard charts and earned them a Juno nomination for Metal Album of the Year. Other highlights included slots on highly anticipated tours with artists like Spiritbox, Thy Art is Murder, We Came as Romans & more.

BRAND OF SACRIFICE have pushed the envelope even further with their next release ‘Exodus’. With production even more cinematic, exemplified by massive choral soundscapes, brutal breakdowns, and quite few surprises along the way, the single is an exceptional evolution of their sound. Across their releases to date, BRAND OF SACRIFICE have hit 50 million streams and 10 million YouTube views.

The band draws its name from popular anime series Berserk by Kentaro Miura. 

Fans at any BRAND OF SACRIFICE show will be familiar with set-closer “Eclipse” and its ending chant of, “Welcome to the new age.” With “Exodus”, it’s evident the band have ushered in yet another, even fresher era from which there is no turning back.

Deathcore act Unholy Harakiri releases full length “Ketsuro”

Ketsuro was born along with Unholy Harakiri herself, amid the pandemic and one of the most difficult moments in Brazilian politics. The band brings here a little of all the references that we have lived, not only in terms of music but also in the content of each track, which address themes related to Japanese and Brazilian culture and personal and social conflicts.

“Ketsuro” is the bloody path we’ve come this far and we’re sure many of you will relate to it too. It has been difficult times but we will win together. Listen to “Ketsuro”:https://found.ee/ketsuro

Formed in 2020, Unholy Harakiri has a mix between members of two underground metal bands, Yukio Hara, Guitarist and Raphael Gonçalves, Bassist (Ex-Colwire) and Maikon Campioni, Vocal (Athimia). The band’s proposal is to reinvent the Brazilian metal scene mixing a lot of weight, low tunings and a pinch of Asian culture, futuristic themes and cyberpunk.

In December 2020, the first single “Rakuin” is released by the Coffin Joe Records label, which features the opening track “Stigma (Rakuin)” and “Bloody Path” accompanying an Anime Music Video with scenes from the anime Berserk (Kentaro Miura) 1997, illustrating the song’s theme.

In 2022, the singles K I N T S U G I and Penumbra were released. With this debut, the band guaranteed good numbers in their media and streaming profiles, and their full album is now released on all streaming platforms, in order to start planning the launch tour.

SIGNS OF THE SWARM Release New Track and Video for “Unbridled”

American deathcore band SIGNS OF THE SWARM release their new song and music video for “Unbridled” today via their new label home Century Media Records. Purchase and stream the track, HERE, and watch the video below.

SIGNS OF THE SWARM states, “To commemorate our signing with Century Media, we wanted to offer something truly special – ‘Unbridled’.

This track is a taste of everything that we have to offer, reaching for new levels of intensity and keeping what makes us SOTS. If you like riffs, blast beats, and breakdowns don’t skip this one.

Lyrically, we want to reach out to our fans from a different perspective in hopes that the song pulls you in and doesn’t let go. Channeling fear, aggression and defeat into a single track, “Unbridled” is a violent and energetic piece that we expect you to bang your head to.”

Just last week, SIGNS OF THE SWARM announced signing to their new label home Century Media Records stating, “For SOTS, 2021-2022 has been a time of growth and change. We released our latest record last year and knew that we had to hit the road hard. Since that time we’ve performed over 200 times in at least 15 countries, which gave us a very unique opportunity. The band went out searching for the perfect fit to match our vision, and once we met with the Century Media team it was an instant sync.

We chose this time to announce our partnership – after we completed our hefty tour schedule around the globe and joined forces with GoodFight MGMT – so that we can bring you the very best that we have to offer. With that said, we are pleased to release our latest single and music video, “Unbridled” to celebrate this next chapter of Signs of the Swarm!

With a bright future in sight, we are proud to be a part of the Century Media family and cannot wait to show you more of what we have been up to.” 

Pittsburgh’s Signs of the Swarm aren’t just any band, they’re a once-a-generation beacon that radiates the sounds that surrounded them, preserving history by reframing it. On their fourth LP, Absolvere, they’re bleak without being blackened, smashing without being slam, and downtempo as a choice rather than a stylistic confine. And as many of their deathcore peers experiment with adding singing, often gruff in tone, they add a more ethereal style that soothes.

The band contrasts that with some of the most brutal moments in their eight-year career, with riffs more punishing than pensive and a rhythm section that frames them in creatively cacophonic ways. Above it all, they’re utilizing vocalist David Simonich monstrous range in a much fuller capacity than on his debut, 2019’s Vital Deprivation. That transitional album found the band experimenting to re-find their footing, which here lands on solid ground through the addition of guitarist Jeff Russo, a former bandmate of Simonich’s Improvidence. The proof is in the placing, with Absolvere landing at #15 on “Current Hard Music Albums,” #21 on “Top New Artist Albums” and #139 on “Heatseekers.”

Indeed, sometimes contrast can be a perfect complement, but more often that effect is achieved when paired with something more in-line. So it is when Ben Duerr (Shadow of Intent) and Alex Erian (Despised Icon) join the band for growls and shouts, where Signs of the Swarm filter their guests’ bands through their own sound. Instead of taking away from their identity, it expands it.

They’re steadily expanding their global reach, too. In the few short months since Absolvere’s release, Signs of the Swarm have toured with the likes of Fit for an Autopsy, Born of Osiris and Shadow of Intent. Forthcoming domination campaigns of Europe and Australia will be added to their tenure with Aborted, Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice and more. Forget the signs, the swarm is already here, and it’s growing larger and louder every day.

SUICIDE SILENCE Releases New Song and Video For “You Must Die”

SUICIDE SILENCE releases new track and music video for “You Must Die” today via Century Media Records. The track, which is off the band’s forthcoming release, Remember… You Must Die, is available on all digital platforms today. Check out the music video below.

“’You Must Die’ reminds us that time is merciless. Every second the clock ticks we grow closer to death and what happens after our short bout with time is a total mystery. ‘You Must Die’ was written as a reminder to remember death and to not let time be our master,” states SUICIDE SILENCE about “You Must Die”.

SUICIDE SILENCE’s forthcoming 7th studio album, Remember… You Must Die, was produced and mixed by Taylor Young (NAILS, Xibalba, Vitriol, etc.) and will be released the first quarter of 2023. For the artwork, the band enlisted renowned Necrosurrealist artist David Van Gough to visualize the concept.

Before the album release, SUICIDE SILENCE will hit the road with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage for The Omens Fall 2022 U.S. tour. Then, this November SUICIDE SILENCE will join After The Burial for their Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2022” co-headline European tour. Tickets are available for the co-headline tour, HERE.


with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Baroness

Sep 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island

Sep 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Sep 11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival

Sep 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater

Sep 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena

Sep 16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy

Sep 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Sep 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sep 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *LOG and Baroness only

Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Sep 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill

Sep 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

Sep 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

“Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2022”

w/After The Burial, Currents, Spite, Invent Animate, Cabal, Boundaries

* Note: SUICIDE SILENCE / After The Burial alternate every evening

05.11.22 (DE) Cologne – Essigfabrik

06.11.22 (NL) Dordrecht – Bibelot

08.11.22 (UK) Bristol – SWX

09.11.22 (UK) Birmingham – The Mill

10.11.22 (UK) Glasgow – Garage

11.11.22 (UK) Manchester – Club Academy

12.11.22 (UK) London – The Electric Ballroom

13.11.22 (BE) Antwerp – Zappa

15.11.22 (DE) Hamburg – Gruenspan

16.11.22 (DE) Hannover – Faust

17.11.22 (DE) Berlin – SO36

18.11.22 (PL) Wroclaw – Zaklęte Rewiry

19.11.22 (DE) Leipzig – Felsenkeller

20.11.22 (CZ) Prague – Futurum

22.11.22 (AT) Vienna – Arena

23.11.22 (IT) Milan – Circolo Magnolia

24.11.22 (DE) Stuttgart – LKA

25.11.22 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

26.11.22 (DE) Munich – Backstage

27.11.22 (DE) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

SUICIDE SILENCE have come full circle and returned to their original label home, Century Media Records. With nearly two decades of non-stop touring around the globe, hundreds of thousands of records sold and cementing themselves as a lynchpin band in modern extreme metal, the Riverside, California quintet has rejoined the label that released the highly acclaimed albums: The Cleansing (2007), No Time To Bleed (2009) and The Black Crown (2011).

DISTANT Signs To Century Media Records

Century Media Records is thrilled to announce the signing of DISTANT, the multinational juggernaut that emerged from Rotterdam, The Netherlands as well as from Bratislava, Slovakia.

“We are beyond excited for signing with one of the greatest metal record labels on earth, Century Media Records. With their perfect foundation for the next sagas of our lore, you can expect a lot more dark and evil albums coming from our camp,” state DISTANT.

To celebrate their signing, DISTANT hare released their new track “Exoflith”, which is available on all digital platforms now. Check out the music video below.

Since their inception in 2014 and the release of their inaugural EP, Tsukuyomi, DISTANT unleashed two studio albums, Tyrannotophia (2019) and Aeons of Oblivion (2021), as well as two EPs, Dawn of Corruption (2020) and Dusk of Anguish (2021). However, DISTANT have been breaking through the confines of deathcore and created no less than their own multidisciplinary universe by adding the fictional novel The Rise of Tyrannotophia into the mix that accompanies Aeons of Oblivion.

In the past, the band have played shows all over the world such as the Chaos and Carnage Tour with LORNA SHORE, SUICIDE SILENCE, Carnifex, Upon A Burning Body and AngelMaker (USA) and have supported their friends in LORNA SHORE for a handful of shows in the U.K. For a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, see below:


Festival dates:

10.09.2022 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg Open Air

17.09.2022 (DE) Stuttgart – CoreFest

22.09.2022 (SK) Kosice        – TBA

23.09.2022 (CZ) Jublunkov – Rock Cafe Southock

24.09.2022 (CZ) Budweis City – MC Fabrika

08.01.2023 (NL) Tilburg        – 13 (w/ Shadow of Intent)

Tour w/Decapitated, Despised Icon, Oceano and Viscera:

29.10.2022 (DE) Hannover – Faust

30.10.2022 (DE) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

31.10.2022 (B) Brussels – Botanique

01.11.2022 (UK) London – The Electric Ballroom 

02.11.2022 (UK) Bristol – SWX

03.11.2022 (UK) Birmingham – The Mill

04.11.2022 (UK) Glasgow – Garage

05.11.2022 (UK) Manchester – Damnation Fest

06.11.2022 (FR) Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

07.11.2022 (FR) Lyon – CCO

08.11.2022 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

09.11.2022 (DE) Munich – Backstage

10.11.2022 (IT) Milan – Slaughter Club

11.11.2022 (SLO) Ljubljana – Orto Bar

12.11.2022 (HU) Budapest – Dürer Kert

13.11.2022 (CZ) Prague – Meet Factory

14.11.2022 (PL) Warsaw – Proxima

15.11.2022 (DE) Leipzig – Felsenkeller

16.11.2022 (DE) Berlin – SO36

17.11.2022 (DE) Hamburg – Gruenspan

18.11.2022 (NL) Tilburg -13

19.11.2022 (DE) Bochum – Matrix

DISTANT are Vladimir Golic (rhythm guitar), Jan Mato (drums), Alan Grnja (vocals), Elmer Maurits (bass guitar) and Nouri Yetgin (lead guitar).

SPITE Drop Official Music Video For Brand New Single “PROPER ONE”

California metal band, SPITE have dropped pummeling new track “Proper One” from their highly anticipated upcoming album ‘Dedication To Flesh‘ – which is slated for release this Friday, August 19th, via Rise Records. Find the track on streaming platforms HERE and watch the accompanying music video below.

A masterclass in unbridled fury, ‘Dedication To Flesh‘ will be the band’s first album to be released on Rise Records and can be pre-ordered now HERE.

‘Dedication To Flesh’ is produced by Alex Tehrani and Matt Guglielmo. Prior to “Proper One”, SPITE have released four singles – the album’s ferociously aggressive title track Dedication To Flesh”, “Caved In”, “Made To Please” and “Hangman” which have clocked up 4.4. million cross-platform streams between them since release.


‘Dedication To Flesh’

Track Listing

  1. Lord Of The Upside Down
  2. Caved In
  3. Proper One
  4. Made To Please
  5. Some Things You Should Know
  6. Dedication To Flesh
  7. The Most Ugly
  8. Fear
  9. The Son Of Dawn
  10. Sounds For The Descent
  11. Hangman
  12. Crumble