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Drummer Todd "Crikey" Hansen And King Parrot Release Video Featuring Phillip Anselmo + US/AUS Tour Dates
Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:43

Australian thrash grind drummer Todd "Crikey" Hansen and recent Housecore Records signees, King Parrot, will release their long-awaited new full-length May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. Titled Dead Set, the record was produced by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, and his recording crew of Michael Thompson and Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu's Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana and spews forth ten ravaging psalms that showcase King Parrot's signature punk rock spirit and pummeling sonic debauchery. A true leap forward from their debut, Dead Set exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who've committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis.

As the first official helping from Dead Set, King Parrot today offers up a brand new video for fourth cut, "Like A Rat," featuring a cameo appearance by Anselmo. Issues the band, "King Parrot are excited to unleash the first taste of our new record Dead Set. We filmed the video for the track 'Like A Rat' on location at Nodferatu's Lair when recording the new album. We wanted to give everyone a teaser track and a small insight into the awesome experience we had recording with the Housecore Records crew. We're really grateful that we got the opportunity to record in a studio that's not all fancy bells and whistles, just a real down to earth place where we felt comfortable. Our aim was to get a unique and organic sounding product that sounds exactly like the band. I think we achieved that working with Phil, Mike and Steve. Preorders are now live for the record and we worked up some great bundle packs with our respective labels that we think fans of King Parrot will dig."

Dead Set Track Listing:

1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner
2. Need No Saviour
3. Hell Comes Your Way
4. Like A Rat
5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood
6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is
7. Sick In The Head
8. Punisher
9. Reject
10. Dead Set

King Parrot will return to the states this Friday for another run of live abrasions. Beginning March 20th at SXSW in Austin, Texas, King Parrot will level over two-dozen cities supporting bong metal assassins, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored trek follows the band's recent ten-date march through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater). From there, the band will do two headlining shows including a special Housecore Records Signing Party at the Blue Nile in New Orleans April 20th before heading back to their home turf for a two-week Australian trek with additional live incursions in support of Dead Set in the plotting stages.

King Parrot w/ Weedeater:

3/20/2015 SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
3/21/2015 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
3/24/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2015 Casbah - San Diego, CA
3/27/2015 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
3/29/2015 DNA - San Francisco, CA
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
3/31/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR
4/01/2015 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
4/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
4/03/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
4/04/2015 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
4/07/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
4/08/2015 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
4/11/2015 Subterranean - Chicago, IL
4/12/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2015 Nectars - Burlington, VT
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear's Place - Boston, MA
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2015 Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
4/19/2015 The Earl - Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
4/20/2015 Blue Nile - New Orleans, LA Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines

Australian Tour Dates:

5/14/2015 The Loft - Warrnambool, VIC
5/15/2015 Fowlers Live - Adelaide, SA
5/16/2015 The Corner - Melbourne, VIC
5/17/2015 Wrangler Studios - Footscray, VIC
5/21/2015 Magpies - Canberra, ACT
5/22/2015 Corrimal Hotel - Wollongong, NSW
5/23/2015 Newtown Social Club, NSW
5/24/2015 Small Ballroom - Newcastle, NSW
5/28/2015 Tatts Hotel - Lismore, NSW
5/29/2015 Coolangatta Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, QLD
6/05/2015 Prince Of Wales - Bunbury, WA
6/07/2015 YMCA HQ 0 Perth, WA w/ special guests High Tension,Colossvs

King Parrot's Dead Set will drop on May 19th, 2015. Preorders and bundles are live worldwide at the following locations:

Housecore Records (NA):
Agonia Records (EU):
Rocket/EVP (AUS):

Nick Pierce - Unearth - To The Ground - Exclusive Play-Through + Euro Tour Dates With Arch Enemy
Friday, 06 March 2015 21:47

Drummer Nick Pierce and Unearth will be supporting their album Watchers Of Rule with a World Tour in 2015. The trip includes return stops in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and a first time trip to the island of Okinawa (Japan). The journey continues in May with shows and festival appearances in Europe like Groezrock Festival (Belgium), Grüne Hölle Rock (Germany), Viborg Metal Festival (Denmark) and many more. Furthermore the New England Metal pioneers have been announced as main support on the Arch Enemy European War Eternal 2015 Tour.

Trevor Phipps (vocals) comments: "We are amped to hit the road with the mighty Arch Enemy in Europe this May and June. We've collectively been fans of that band for years and are pumped to finally get to tour together. Get ready for a killer tour Europe! Also be sure to catch us at numerous festival appearances before and throughout the Arch Enemy dates."

Nick Proudly Endorses: Tama Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks and Cympad products. This video was recorded with a Zoom HD2 for audio and Flip Ultras for video, edited with Final Cut. Tama Drums and Hardware 8", 10", 12", 16" Toms, 22" Kick, 13" x 6.5" SLP Sonic Steel Snare, Speed Cobra Double Pedal w/ Iron Cobra Wood Beaters, Zildjian Cymbals - 17" K Custom Hybrid China, 14" A 14" Quick Beat Hi Hats, 17" A Custom Projection Crash, 10" A Custom Splash, 11" K Custom Hybrid Splash, 19" A Custom Projection Crash, 21" A Mega Bell Ride, 10" A Trashformer and 19" A Ultrahammered China. Evans Heads: Toms - EC2 SST Clear, Snare- Evans Hybrid Batter, 300 Hazy Bottom, Puresound Pro Snare Wires, Kick- EQ2, Promark Hickory 5B Sticks and Cympad Felts.

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Unearth and Arch Enemy Tour Dates:

30.04. Dunkerque - Les 4 Ecluses (France)
01.05. Meerhout - Groezrock Festival (Belgium)
02.05. Viborg - Viborg Metal Festival (Denmark)
03.05. Hannover - Faust (Germany)
04.05. Bourg en Bresse - La Tannerie (France)
05.05. Lille - Le Splendid (France) + ARCH ENEMY
06.05. Savigny Le Temple - L'Empreinte (France) + ARCH ENEMY
07.05. St. Etienne - Le Fil (France) + ARCH ENEMY
08.05. Audincourt - Le Moloco (France) + ARCH ENEMY
09.05. Bourg En Bresse - La Tannerie (France)
10.05. Uelsen - ZAK (Germany) + ARCH ENEMY
11.05. Zürich - Komplex 457 (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
14.05. Lausanne - Les Docks (Switzerland) + ARCH ENEMY
15.05. Tonrino - Audiodrome (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
16.05. Pinarella de Cervia - Rock Planet (Italy) + ARCH ENEMY
18.05. Bordeaux - Krakatoa (France)
21.05. Lisboa - Paradise Garage (Portugal)
22.05. Porto - Hardclub (Portugal)
23.05. Santiago de Compostela - Capitol (Spain)
28.05. Annecy - Brise Glase (France)
29.05. Nürburg - Grüne Hölle Rock (Germany)
30.05. Warsaw - Ursynalia 2015 (Poland)
31.05. München - Rockavaria (Germany)
02.06. Budapest - Open Air (Hungary)
03.06. Graz - Orpheum (Austria)
04.06. Wörgl - Komma (Austria)
07.06. Alkmaar - Podium Victorie (Netherlands)
20.-24.07. Tolmin - Metal Days Festival (Slovenia)

Albert Born - Yesterday's Saints - The Recruitment - Exclusive Drum Play-Through
Thursday, 05 March 2015 17:40

Concept albums are not new territory in metal by any means. But Northern Virginia's Yesterday's Saints elevate the notion of conceptual metal to a whole other level, thanks to the rich, extensive storytelling and the pummeling metal on 'Generation of Vipers.' The music is as smart and thought provoking as it is extreme, and that's not an easy thing to do.

The album is assembled like an opera, three acts, with an instrumental interlude and outro. It traces the story of Satan, one of the most notorious characters in history, throughout time, from his desire to usurp God's throne to his modern infiltration of mankind to the indication that all mankind are now his descendants.

This video is Yesterday's Saints drummer Albert Born performing a drum play-through of "The Recruitment" off the album 'Generation of Vipers,' available now at


Albert's Gear:

Pearl Vision Birch in Black Sparkle
10" & 12" upper toms
14" & 16" floor toms
22" Kicks
14" Ludwig Superphonic Aluminum Snare
Pearl Roadster Throne
Axis Long Board pedals with DW beaters and one riser on each.

Paiste 2002 Cymbals:
18" & 20" Power Crashes
14" High-hats
20" Power Ride
16" & 18" Chinas

Paiste Rude:
10" Splash
Custom 12" Splash

Kick heads:
Remo Power stroke 3 with Evans AF patches

Triggers for Live (not used for LP recording/or in video):
Alesis DM "Reggae Kick" setting

Tom heads:
Remo Emperor Clears on top
Aquarian Plastic Clear Black on bottom.

Snare head:
Control Sound with Power Dot and a dab of Gorilla Snot
Diplomat Hazy on bottom

Vader 2B Hickory wood tip

Iron Man / Yesterday’s Saints 2015 US Tour Dates:

3/12 Washington, DC - The Pinch, 3548 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
3/13 Allentown, PA - Jabber Jaws, 1327 W. Chew St., Allentown, PA
3/14 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., Philadelphia, PA
3/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY
3/16 Providence, RI - Dusk, 301 Harris Ave., Providence, RI
3/17 Salem, MA - Koto, 90 Washington St., Salem. MA
3/18 Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe’s, 3051 Main St., Buffalo, NY
3/19 Ft. Wayne, IN - Skeletunes (former Berlin Music Pub) 1201 West Main St., Ft. Wayne, IN
3/20 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary (Yonka House) 1501 E. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI
3/21 Columbus, OH - Ruby Tuesday Bar, 1978 Summit St., Columbus, OH
3/22 Dayton, OH - Courtyard Lounge, 320 W. National Blvd., Englewood, OH


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