Periphery Leaves Sumerian Records, Summer Slaughter 2018 Bands Leaked… and Other MFKN News You Missed

Periphery Ditches Sumerian Records Over Money Issues



Ash Avildsen (Sumerian Records CEO) stated that Periphery was not only leaving the label, but stated that the band was “their own worst enemy.” Guitarist Misha Mansoor’s recent statement claims that the band members need other sources of income to survive, Avildsen commented that Periphery could be making a lot more money. If you want the FULL dramatic story…

Here’s what Avildsen said in a recent interview with Metal Insider

Periphery’s Response via Metal Sucks’ Facebook Page




Summer Slaughter 2018: First Few Bands Have Been Announced!


In the same interview between Avildsen and Metal Insider, Ash mentioned three bands that were playing this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. I can say that I’m definitely looking forward to Born of Osiris (What up Joeee!), Veil of Maya (Ayyy Marc!), and Between The Buried And Me! The rest of the show is still being planned out, but so far so good!


Cheers! (Marc’s 30th birthday shot that I dug up real quick)







Slipknot’s Twitter Goes Viral Over Photo


Only one number “2019”, and everyone is flipping out. Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan posted a photo on Slipknot’s official Twitter account hinting at something big coming in 2019. Everyone is speculating that it’s a new album… we’ll know soon enough.




ORANGE GOBLIN Reveals Their New Album Cover + A New Song!



Awww he’s so cute! Lead singer Ben Ward comments “‘Sons Of Salem’ is the first track on the album and we consider it an ORANGE GOBLIN anthem. We see this song being a staple of the live set with the singalong chorus and the awesome, catchy riff. A mean and moody intro to the album that sets the tone throughout, it’s short, sweet and straight to the point. The lyrics are about the sons of the Salem witches returning from the grave to seek vengeance on the religious fools that murdered their mothers during the witch trials.”

“We wanted something dark, menacing, striking and memorable all at once and we feel that Roland has certainly delivered that. We think it has the look of an iconic cover, one that you will recognize for years to come and one that perfectly represents the music on the record. The wolf is such an amazing beast. The wolf is predatory, vicious and a merciless hunter but at the same time so determined, smart, cunning and beautiful and the portrayal of the wolf about to strike on the cover is a great representation of the way we felt when writing this album.”

The album artwork is by artist Roland Scriver. 

“Sons of Salem” is new available to stream on YouTube.






Issa Shares New Music Video For “Run With The Pack”


The official music video for Issa’s title track “Run With The Pack” is on YouTube! Her album is also officially up for grabs.




Bad Wolves and Diamante Record A Duet


Bad Wolves has released “Hear Me Now” with female vocalist Diamante and it’s amazing! Just watch.





Cancer Bats Shock Drops Their New Album


The band Cancer Bats has randomly released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves.




Track List:

1. Gatekeeper

2. Brightest Days

3. We Run Free

4. Space & Time

05. Bed of Nails

6. Headwound

7. Fear Will Kill Us All

8. Rattlesnake

9. Can’t Sleep

10. Heads Will Roll

11. Winterpeg







Yes you read that correctly… a small tour, but a tour nonetheless.

Tour Dates:

Aug 31 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

Sep 02 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheatre

Sep 07 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

Sep 12 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel

Sep 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena



Silent Planet Announces US Summer Tour





Tour Dates:

6/30 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek

7/1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

7/3 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

7/5 – Champaign, IL @ Audiofeed Festival

7/6 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar

7/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s

7/8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

7/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

7/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome

7/12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

7/13 – Oshkosh, WI @ Lifest

7/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

7/15 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

7/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street

7/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar

7/20 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

7/22 – Quincy, CA @ Joshua Fest

7/23 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery




Ingested Releases New Song “Purveyors Of Truth”; Appears on ‘Devastation On The Nation’ Line-Up


Ingested is fucking killing it right now with their newly released song “Purveyors of Truth”. Annnnd they’ve been announced as one of the bands for Devastation On The Nation Tour! The bands also include: Aborted, Psycroptic, Disentomb, ArkaikVenom Prison, Signs of the Swarm (half tour), and Vale of Pnath (half tour). Check out their lyric video below and their upcoming tour dates! 


The Level Above Human will be out on April 27.









Tour Dates:

5/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
5/26 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
5/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks/Café Dekcuf
5/29 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
5/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos Concert Theatre
5/31 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
6/01 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/02 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
6/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
6/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
6/06 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/07 – Portland, OR @ The Analog Theater
6/08 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone *Bay Area Death Fest*
6/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
6/10 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
6/13 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
6/14 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
6/15 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
6/16 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground
6/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/20 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
6/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
6/22 – Waterford, NY @ Chrome
6/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater


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