OBITUARY And EXODUS To Join Forces For North American ‘Battle Of The Bays’ Tour

Florida death metal godfathers OBITUARY collide with Bay Area thrash metal kings EXODUS for another epic "Battle Of The Bays" this fall! The two American legends went to war in Europe last year and are now bringing the battle to America, this time with support from POWER TRIP and DUST BOLT. The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14 in Durham, North Carolina and ends on October 15 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16. Tour dates: Sep. 14 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Sep. 15 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live Sep. 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage Sep. 17 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Sep. 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Sep. 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Downstairs) Sep. 21 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Sep. 22 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Ball Sep. 23 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre Sep. 24 - London, ON @ London Music Hall Sep. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection Sep. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon Sep. 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center Sep. 29 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge Sep. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room Oct. 03 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater Oct. 04 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Oct. 06 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades * Oct. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom * Oct. 08 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park Oct. 10 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock Oct. 11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Oct. 12 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls Oct. 14 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger * Oct. 15 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theater + * No EXODUS + OBITUARY, DUST BOLT only OBITUARY's new, self-titled album was released on March 17 via Relapse. Picking up where 2014's "Inked In Blood" left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as kings of death metal. Recorded at the band's home studio in Tampa, "Obituary" is a ten-track tour de force of bone-pulverizing death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they've released in the group's historic, nearly 30-year career. The band recently took part in the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour with KREATOR, HORRENDOUS and MIDNIGHT. The tour kicked off on March 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina and ran through April 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting spoke to the "Mike James Rock Show" at this past weekend's Download festival about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. He said: "We're just structuring songs right now. I think we've probably got five or six maybe, and the makings for the rest of 'em — bits and pieces here and there." When asked if EXODUS writes any music on the road, Hunting said: "We kind of do that now a little bit. I mean, Gary's [Holt, guitar] making riffs right now. He's out [on the road] with SLAYER, and we're out here doing this run. And then we connect back home. We're playing with IRON MAIDEN on July 1st [in San Bernardino, California]." "Blood In Blood Out" was EXODUS's first album since the departure of the band's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of his predecessor, Steve "Zetro" Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.

Listen To First QUIET RIOT Song Featuring New Singer JAMES DURBIN: ‘Freak Flag’

"Freak Flag", a brand new song from QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Road Rage", which will be released on August 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. QUIET RIOT is led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin. Durbin, who became known as the "metal guy" on 2011's season of "American Idol" after performing "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" with JUDAS PRIEST, hooked up with QUIET RIOT last month after the dismissal of Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE). Nicols was with QUIET RIOT for just a few months, but long enough to record the vocals for an early version of "Road Rage". "Road Rage" was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the injection of newfound energy for the band with the addition of Durbin in the vocalist slot, the band decided to scrap the original sessions and record a new version of the album with the new and improved lineup. Banali said: "QUIET RIOT has always recorded songs that have a link with the QUIET RIOT 'sound' and at the same time always musically moving forward. 'Freak Flag' is such a song with a strong connection to our iconic sound from the past, which I think our longtime fans will appreciate and newer fans will embrace." Durbin added: "'Freak Flag' is a concept I've been holding on to for a few years. It's all about being you no matter what life has labeled you with. We're all broken and searching for acceptance, but there's a beauty in that search and it's something that should be celebrated." "Road Rage" track listing: 01. Can't Get Enough 02. Getaway 03. Roll This Joint 04. Freak Flag 05. Wasted 06. Still Wild 07. Make A Way 08. Renegades 09. The Road 10. Shame 11. Knock Em Down "The recordings for the new 'Road Rage' record have been an incredible musical journey in the storied history of QUIET RIOT," said Banali. "I asked vocalist James Durbin to fill the very large shoes of the late great Kevin DuBrow because I knew he could. While no one can ever replace Kevin DuBrow, he has the same spirit and drive that Kevin had. "James is an amazing live performer with insane vocal range, but he is also a very gifted songwriter and brought to the 'Road Rage' record totally unique original lyrics and melodies. Not only do they fit perfectly to the music we wrote, but took the songs to a completely new level. "All the work that we have put into this record has been well worth the wait! "I am extremely proud of guitarist Alex Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright and especially James Durbin for the work we have created on this record. "QUIET RIOT continues to tour relentlessly and will be on the road throughout the year. Expect to hear your QUIET RIOT favorites as well as new songs from 'Road Rage' at our shows!" Durbin comments on joining the band and his work on "Road Rage": "The crown jewel, on top of joining one of your favorite bands, has to be writing, recording and releasing a new album. No matter what, you are now a part of that band's history and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to do that with QUIET RIOT. "I spent just over three weeks marathon songwriting brand new lyrics and melodies for every song and recording vocals. "I'm extremely proud of the 'Road Rage' record, not only that I had the band's support and trust to deliver, or how great of a personal accomplishment and blessing it's been, but that we can keep the QUIET RIOT freak flag flying and have the chance to inspire a new generation of fans!" Durbin made his live debut with QUIET RIOT on March 18 at The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas. Banali revived QUIET RIOT in 2010, three years after DuBrow's death, along with Grossi and Wright. The group went through two vocalists — Mark Huff and Scott Vokoun — before settling on Jizzy Pearl in 2013. Pearl announced his exit from QUIET RIOT last October.

POWERMAN 5000 To Release ‘New Wave’ Album

POWERMAN 5000 has inked a worldwide deal with Pavement Entertainment. The band's new album, "New Wave", will be released later in the year. POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider One stated about the follow-up to 2014's "Builders Of The Future": "We went a bit dirtier on this one. Ripped it up more than the last couple of records. One of the goals was to recreate the noise of the live show. Keep in the chaos." Regarding the new album title, Spider said: "New Wave? Are we a new wave band? Well, I would say that we have always had more in common with DEVO than DIO." POWERMAN 5000's legacy continues to push the boundaries of rock, metal, industrial, rap and punk to create innovative and groundbreaking releases time and time again. With songs like "David F**king Bowie", "Cult Leader" and "Sid Vicious In A Dress", the new album is sure to please longtime fans, as well as turn the heads of many more to come. "New Wave" is POWERMAN 5000's eleventh official release since forming in 1992 and continues the strides and success, from their platinum-selling album "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" to their most recent chart-topping single in 2014, "How To Be A Human". "Builders Of The Future" sold around 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued in May 2014, the CD was released through POWERMAN 5000's partnership with T-Boy Records, a co-venture with Universal Music Enterprises founded by veteran rock manager Andy Gould.

METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: ‘It’s Amazing That We Can Keep Making Records That People Care About’

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to KTRK prior to the band's concert last night (Sunday, June 11) at NRG in Houston, Texas in front of about fifty thousand fans. You can watch the chat below. Speaking about METALLICA's staying power on the hard rock and heavy metal scene, Ulrich said: "It's pretty amazing. We're about thirty-five, thirty-six years into this journey. It's amazing, the fact that we can keep making records that people care about and keep playing shows and people still show up. There's a generational kind of feel to it. "We're back playing in America, playing in the heartland, and there's a lot of young kids who've never seen METALLICA before," he continued. "I just did my meet-and-greet earlier, and I think about a third of the people in the meet-and-greet have never seen METALLICA before, so there's still this kind of revolving door happening. "I'm not gonna sit here and try to intellectualize why it's still working, but the fact that people still keep showing up is amazing," he added. "I'd say the main difference now from twenty years ago or whatever is just that we're more appreciative of it and we're more aware of how blessed we are and how fortunate we are to have this insane life and that people keep showing up and that music still has the ability to unite people. "Obviously, there's some strange energies around all of us and divisions and so on, so the fact that music can still, no matter where we are in the world, find a way to bring people together and unite people is an amazing thing." Ulrich also talked about METALLICA's ability to unite so many people from different backgrounds through the band's music. "If I said that it was not something that we were aware of, I'd be lying to you," he said. "But I think we're all the same, and that's kind of the paradox in it in that when I was growing up, and still to this day, I feel a need to be a part of that family myself. I've always felt a bit alienated, a bit of a loner, a bit disenfranchised, and so music, when I thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen years old was a way for me to feel like I was part of something that was bigger than myself and that gave me a sense of belonging. And so when I started METALLICA with James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman], we were two lost souls who united around music, and we've been bringing that way of thinking, I guess, to the world for the last thirty-five years through music and playing concerts and trying to connect with people in as many different ways as we can. So it's obviously not just therapeutic for all the fans that show up at the shows but also for the members of the band, and we all kind of consider ourselves to be no different from each other. It's kind of part of that rock thing where it's not about the band and the fans — it's all of us together [as] one entity. And, obviously, whether there's fifty thousand people here or twenty thousand people at the Toyota Center or if we're in your backyard having a barbecue, it's still about just trying to create intimacy and bring people into the same vibe, the same headspace, and that's what we try to do every night." The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which features the current single "Now That We're Dead". The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" trek will hit stadiums in eighteen more cities before ending in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 is coming mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.

SABATON Collaborates With WARGAMING And WORLD OF TANKS

Wargaming and World Of Tanks have announced a long-term collaboration with the Swedish heavy metal band SABATON. For Wargaming and its millions of players, the combination of history and epic music is a huge part of their gaming scene. Not only is SABATON a big influence for fans of the game, but the bandmembers themselves love playing World Of Tanks when they have some time between the shows. It just goes to show that this kind of united inspiration brings a massively diverse bunch of people together to share their passion…and blow stuff up. "It's fantastic to see that SABATON's members are an active part of World Of Tanks," said Maxim Chuvalov, World Of Tanks marketing manager. "We know our players' interests don't just stop at gaming — their talents go far beyond. With this collaboration, we wanted to celebrate the musical talent from our World Of Tanks community because it's an extremely important part of the in-game experience. This was our chance to share the music in and around our games with the global gaming communities and help inspire them even more." "History is a great source of inspiration to us," said Joakim Brodén, lead singer of SABATON. "We like to tell stories that influenced the lives of a lot of people. We've all been playing World Of Tanks and seeing the company step outside of just gaming in lots of cool ways is an awesome thing to be a part of." Fans of Wargaming and SABATON can expect some cool surprises on the way, so you'd better stay tuned for more information. And, of course, rock on! World Of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare of the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 500 armored vehicles from the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan, China, Sweden and Czechoslovakia carefully detailed with historical accuracy. For more information, visit www.worldoftanks.eu.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MARILYN MANSON, PROPHETS OF RAGE, STONE SOUR Set For HOUSTON OPEN AIR

A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air — Texas's biggest rock experience — set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PROPHETS OF RAGE, STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, HALESTORM, IN THIS MOMENT, GOJIRA, OF MICE & MEN and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES lead a lineup of 25 bands performing on two stages. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Monster Energy Houston Open Air 2017 is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents in association with Live Nation. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. CT at HoustonOpenAir.com, LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, said: "Every time we've played Houston, it's always been a great time. There are a lot of rock and metal fans there and we've always had massive crowds. So it was just a question of time for the city to get its own big rock festival. We are glad to see that it finally happened and are honored to be a part of it." The current music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows: Saturday, October 14: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH MARILYN MANSON HALESTORM IN THIS MOMENT GOJIRA OF MICE & MEN BEARTOOTH STARSET AVATAR CODE ORANGE NEW YEARS DAY GRETA VAN FLEET WHILE SHE SLEEPS Sunday, October 15: PROPHETS OF RAGE STONE SOUR MASTODON SUICIDAL TENDENCIES STEEL PANTHER ZAKK SABBATH AUGUST BURNS RED POWER TRIP RADKEY DED BLACK MAP PALISADES Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, says: "After a tough year, with nearby lightning creating challenges for Houston Open Air 2016, we're excited to return to the Houston area this year. As we said then — and reaffirm now — we're committed to building an incredible rock show for the Houston rock community. It's not our preference to stop a show, or inconvenience anyone by having them seek shelter or leave the facility, but we take dangerous weather conditions very seriously and will not compromise anyone's safety. Looking forward to bringing the rock back to Texas!" Jason Rio, president of Live Nation Houston, says: "Houston is a great rock city and Open Air is a great rock festival. We are proud to be partnering with such a well-respected company as DWP, along with our friends at CWMP and 94.5 The Buzz to bring the 2017 Houston Open Air festival to the Woodlands." Single-day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air will be available at HoustonOpenAir.com starting on Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m CT. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks. Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single-day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend. Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Houston Open Air laminate. Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit HoustonOpenAir.com for details. Here are the preliminary lists of Monster Energy Houston Open Air partner experiences, as well as food options, with more to be announced: Eats: Monster Energy Houston Open Air will feature a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Initial food vendors for Monster Energy Houston Open Air include: Brazilian Bistro, Cousins Maine Lobster, El Guajillo, Texas Taco Depot, and The Grove Truck. Look for many more to be announced soon. Monster Energy Experience: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy's interactive artist experiences.

Watch NICKELBACK’s Video For ‘Song On Fire’

"Song On Fire", the new video from NICKELBACK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth album, "Feed The Machine", which will be released on Friday, June 16 via BMG. NICKELBACK leader Chad Kroeger told Music Choice about "Feed The Machine": "This album is definitely heavier, as a whole, than a lot of our previous records. We've gone back to some pretty crunchy roots, and we're happy about that. I mean, we're always stretching off in different directions and trying different things, but we definitely went with more of an aggressive sound on this record." "Feed The Machine" track listing: 01. Feed The Machine 02. Coin For The Ferryman 03. Song On Fire 04. Must Be Nice 05. After The Rain 06. For The River 07. Home 08. The Betrayal (Act III) 09. Silent Majority 10. Every Time We're Together 11. The Betrayal (Act I) Set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future where machines have imprisoned humans (think "The Matrix" and "The Terminator"), the video for the "Feed The Machine" title track sees Kroeger and his bandmates depicted as freedom-fighting revolutionaries who free the enslaved humans from their machine captors. NICKELBACK is set to hit the road this summer on the colossal headlining "Feed The Machine" tour. Produced exclusively by Live Nation, the "Feed The Machine" trek will begin on June 23 in Noblesville, Indiana, with 44 dates across North America including stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, and more. DAUGHTRY will join NICKELBACK as their special guest for all of the U.S. dates, as well as Toronto and Montreal, while SHAMAN'S HARVEST will be seen on all dates. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icons CHEAP TRICK will be special guests for the western Canadian leg of the tour. In June 2015, NICKELBACK canceled the majority of its tour dates in support of the band's eighth album, "No Fixed Address", so that Kroeger could recover from surgery to remove a cyst on his vocal cords. "No Fixed Address" debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 album chart in November 2014. Photo credit: Richard Beland
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MASTODON Extends North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have extended their U.S. headline tour, starting on September 26 in Orlando, Florida at Hard Rock Live with continued support from EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the High Elevation in Denver, Colorado and Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, June 15 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "SAND" to access tickets before the general public. The general on-sale is Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Sep. 23 - Denver, CO - High Elevation # Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live (buy tickets) Sep. 27 - Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performance Arts Center (buy tickets) Sep. 29 - Knoxville, TN - Civic Auditorium (buy tickets) Sep. 30 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life # Oct. 03 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz (buy tickets) Oct. 04 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore (buy tickets) Oct. 06 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theater (buy tickets) Oct. 07 - Camden, NJ - Rock Allegiance # Oct. 09 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis (buy tickets) Oct. 10 - Rochester, NY - The Armory Oct. 11 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live (buy tickets) Oct. 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom * (buy tickets) Oct. 14 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater (buy tickets) Oct. 15 - Houston, TX - Houston Open Air # Oct. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Historic El Rey Theater (buy tickets) Oct. 19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues (buy tickets) Oct. 21 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock # Oct. 23 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center (buy tickets) Oct. 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (buy tickets) Oct. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre (buy tickets) # indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows * without EAGLES OF DEATH METAL MASTODON's seventh studio album, "Emperor Of Sand", which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making it their third Top 10 album. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside MASTODON's hometown of Atlanta, with producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, NEIL YOUNG, AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), who first worked with MASTODON on their seminal 2009 album "Crack The Skye" "Emperor Of Sand" finds MASTODON returning to a deeply imaginative and complex conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass. "'Emperor of sand' is like the grim reaper," says drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. "Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, 'How much time is left?'" "We're reflecting on mortality," adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. "To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It's 17 years in the making, but it's also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives."

Listen To New COMEBACK KID Single ‘Absolute’ Feat. Guest Appearance By DEVIN TOWNSEND

Hardcore/punk outfit COMEBACK KID has signed a deal with New Damage for Canada and Nuclear Blast for the rest of the world. The band's new single, "Absolute", featuring a guest appearance by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, can be streamed below. Commented COMEBACK KID singer Andrew Neufeld: "We are ecstatic to be signing with Nuclear Blast. A label that has been running for 30 years and home to some of hardcore and metal's most integral acts. "Like COMEBACK KID, Nuclear Blast is a label that focuses its energy globally as they have offices all over the world. That is really exciting for us as a band that prides itself on playing in as many corners of the earth as possible. "Here in Canada we are joining up with long time friends at New Damage/Dine Alone. We have worked closely with them before so we know it will be a great fit and fresh start in our home country. "Our new album is going to be the most diverse and interesting record yet, in my opinion. There are a few collaborations and we stepped outside of our box and out of our comfort zone a lot on this one. "I've worked with Devin Townsend on another project before, so to have him sing on 'Absolute' was awesome for us. I was conjuring up his vocal style anyways when laying down the guide vocals before we knew he was on board for the song. When we asked him to be a part of it, he was open and willing so we thank him for that. He definitely put his unique stamp on it. "On to the next chapter for COMEBACK KID with a new team to help us share our music. We will be starting a new cycle of touring around the world starting this summer. Can't wait to share what we have been working on." For the past months, COMEBACK KID has worked hard on the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed "Die Knowing", which is scheduled for a release later this year. COMEBACK KID will soon hit European shores for a three-week run of shows through sweaty clubs and big summer festivals. Photo by Avi Dhillon

LIONIZE To Release ‘Nuclear Soul’ Album In September

Maryland-based rockers LIONIZE will release their new full-length studio album, "Nuclear Soul", on September 8 in digital, CD and LP formats. The video for the first single, "Blindness To Danger", can be seen below. "Nuclear Soul" follows the band's widely praised 2014 album, "Jetpack Soundtrack", and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded locally in Maryland, production has been handled by CLUTCH's Jean-Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and LIONIZE. About the song's meaning, LIONIZE bassist Hank Upton explains: "So much of our career as a band has been following our instincts and running headlong into the unknown with no regard for how insane a tour/show/song idea might be. I feel like that passion and willingness to take a risk has gotten us very far. Naturally, though, you're walking a tightrope. Same goes for your personal life with romance or substances, etc. Passion and heart will take you everywhere but where's the line? I was trying to investigate that feeling." The video for "Blindness To Danger" toes that exact line, pinning LIONIZE's Nate Bergman against pro-wrestler The Almighty Sheik. Shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 7 with the Moment Wide and Tele lenses, video director Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez chose this intimate format to show his young students that they don't need expensive equipment to create a music video/film. "Nuclear Soul" track listing 01. Darkest Timeline 02. Face Of Mars 03. Fire in Athena 04. Power Grid 05. Ain't It A Shame 06. Election Year 07. March Of The Clones 08. Let You Down 09. The Mad Scientist of Sunshine 10. Nuclear Soul 11. Blindness To Danger Leading up to the album release, LIONIZE — consisting of Chris Brooks (keyboards), Hank Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums) and Nate Bergman (guitar) — will tour this summer throughout the U.S. and U.K.