According to Lambgoat, DEVILDRIVER, THE FACELESS, DYING FETUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and IMPENDING DOOM will join forces for the second annual Metalliance Tour in March/April 2012.
So far, the following dates have been released:
Mar. 17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Mar. 22 – Danvers, MA @ The Palace Ballroom
Mar. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Apr. 06 – Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
“Beast”, the fifth album from DEVILDRIVER, sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on February 22 via Roadrunner Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, ALL THAT REMAINS) and was mixed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) at his Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England.
THE FACELESS is currently putting the finishing touches on its third album for a tentative February release via Sumerian Records. Guitarist Michael Keene described the CD as “the most musical and progressive record we’ve made.” He added, “Since recording ‘Planetary Duality’, the goals of THE FACELESS have changed a bit. You can still expect a fast, technical and blistering record, but I personally am less focused on a musical aesthetic and more on musicality and making an expressive, unique, moody and expansive record. Speed picking, flying double bass and skin melting guitar solos are certainly still in order. However, you can also expect more clean vocals with big harmonies, some unique instrumentation, dark moody passages, interesting keyboards, synth guitars, vocoder and sequenced segments. It’s going to be the most focused and depressive FACELESS record to date.”
DYING FETUS‘ latest album, “Descend Into Depravity”, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 166 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Released on September 15, 2009 via Relapse Records, the follow-up to 2007’s “War Of Attrition” was recorded at Wright Way Studios in Maryland with producer Steve Wright.
JOB FOR A COWBOY recently finished recording its next album for an early 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. The CD was laid down at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER), who helmed the group’s latest EP, “Gloom”.