Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’

Metal Assault is extremely delighted to bring you an exclusive album premiere spotlighting one of our absolute favorite sub-genres in heavy music, prog. Contrary to popular belief, there is a plethora of great new, young bands blossoming in hard rock and heavy metal today, but the prog world in particular continues to be blessed by the emergence of fantastic young talent. Continue reading “Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’”

Bloodbath forced to Postpone North American Tour

Swedish extreme metal giants Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their North American tour which was slated to begin this week. Here’s the statement they posted on their official facebook page:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

Arch Enemy announces U.S. Tour with Goatwhore, Uncured

Swedish/American/Canadian metal giants Arch Enemy have announced a 22-show U.S. tour this Fall, in support of their latest Century Media release ‘Will to Power’. Along with them they’re bringing two fantastic support acts, Goatwhore and Uncured. Check out the dates below, and a quote from Arch Enemy’s founding guitarist and chief songwriter Michael Amott. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday May 4th. Continue reading “Arch Enemy announces U.S. Tour with Goatwhore, Uncured”

Code Orange announces ‘The New Reality’ US Headline Tour

Pittsburgh PA extreme metal / hardcore sensations Code Orange will destroy stages across the United States through ‘The New Reality’ headline run, also featuring Twitching Tongues and Vein as support acts on all shows, plus Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Show Me The Body, Ghostemane, Nicole Dollanganger, Disembodied and Trail Of Lies as opening acts on select dates. Check out the itinerary below, and do not miss this show if it’s coming anywhere near you! Continue reading “Code Orange announces ‘The New Reality’ US Headline Tour”

Witch Mountain announce First North American Headline Tour Since 2012

The long wait for fans of Portland, Oregon stoner doom masters Witch Mountain in North America is finally over, as the band has unveiled an official announcement for their first headline tour of the continent since 2012. The tour will be in support of the band’s impending self-titled studio album, out May 25 via Svart, their first since ‘Mobile of Angels’ (2014), and also the first to feature vocalist Kayla Dixon and bassist Justin Brown. Check out the dates below: Continue reading “Witch Mountain announce First North American Headline Tour Since 2012”