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DANKO JONES will kick off a West Coast tour in Las Vegas on February 6th. The Canadian rock trio – whose namesake front man exudes sex appeal and charisma in spades – will headline the tour with Grammy-nominated American hard rock act Nashville Pussy as direct support and Hollywood favorites Prima Donna getting the crowds amped every night. DANKO JONES will appeal to fans of classic acts like The Misfits, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Kiss, and Thin Lizzy. Tickets for all shows on sale now at


DANKO JONES U.S. Tour (all dates subject to change, please check with venues):

Wednesday, February 6th at 172 in Las Vegas, NV (only date without Nashville Pussy)

Thursday, February 7th at The Nile in Mesa, AZ

Friday, February 8th at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA

Saturday, February 9th at Marty's on Newport in Tustin, CA

Sunday, February 10th at The Observatory in San Diego, CA

Wednesday, February 13th at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, CA

Thursday, February, 14th at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA

Friday, February 15th at The Ritz in San Jose, CA

Saturday, February 16th at Slim's in San Francisco, CA

Sunday, February 17th at Harlow's in Sacramento, CA

Tuesday, February 19th at Wild Buffalo House in Bellingham, WA

Wednesday, February 20th at Dante's in Portland, OR

Thursday, February 21st at El Corazon in Seattle, WA


The band, who tour endlessly and have shared the stage with icons such as Guns N' Roses, Motorhead, Volbeat, Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Jane's Addiction, Coheed & Cambria, Alice In Chains, Flogging Molly, Clutch, CKY, and Skindred, have just released a fan-filmed composite live video for the song "Burn in Hell”. The track is a swaggering dose of garage-filtered boogie rock that serves as the second preview of the group's as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released in the spring on M-Theory Audio in the U.S. The song has racked up over 200,000 plays on Spotify to date.


Hailed by Metal Hammer UK as “one of the most ridiculously entertaining and exciting live bands on the planet,” DANKO JONES has earned extensive praise for its visceral concert performances and attitudinal, libidinous rock. The group's best-known material includes “Had Enough,” which earned the group their first gold and platinum singles in Sweden and has racked up more than 13 million Spotify streams; “Gonna Be A Fight Tonight,” which WWE used as the official theme song of the 2015 Royal Rumble; “Full Of Regret,” the music video for which stars Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, Mike Watt (The Minutemen) and Lemmy Kilmister; and “Lovercall,” their first of six singles to crack the U.S. Active Rock Top 40.

Black/Tech/Death Group HISS FROM THE MOAT Unveils Video For New Song 'God Nephasto'

Sophomore album 'The Harrier' due Feb. 22; pre-orders available now


As anticipation builds toward the Feb. 22 release of “The Harrier,” the sophomore album by HISS FROM THE MOAT (the transcontinental black/death metal band founded by former Vital Remains and Hour of Penance drummer James Payne), the group has unveiled a play-through video of a new song, “God Nephasto.” The clip, which premiered yesterday via Gear Gods, can be seen at this location.


Gear Gods described the blistering song as “blackened tech-death,” writing that “the precise technical execution and raw blackened aesthetic, two seemingly opposing approaches, are combining in a marvelous way.” The site went on to praise Payne's performance, calling him “one of the only drummers with the god-like capability of playing with extreme technical precision while endowing deliberate feel.”


Says Payne, "The song is one of the most intense of the album as far as rhythm and atmosphere. It has several parts of blast beats and breakdowns that, combined with the dark atmosphere of the notes, keep the song pretty nervous. This is to support the lyrics that have been taken from parts of the Enuma Elish and the Old Testament that talk about when the gods mentioned in these scripts ordered sacrifices in their honor."


“God Nephasto” is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. It is also being offered along with the title track – the music video for which can be seen at this location – as an “instant grat” download in conjunction with all digital pre-orders.


“The Harrier” will be released on Feb. 22 on CD, digital and limited-edition moat-black vinyl. Pre-orders are available now via Bandcamp and the M-Theory Audio webshop. The album – which features cover artwork by Stefano Bonora – was recorded, mixed and mastered at Milan's SPVN Studio with Stefano Orkid Santi, who produced the latest Cripple Bastards album and previously worked as live engineer for bands such as Origin, Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation.


The U.S.-based Payne formed HISS FROM THE MOAT with two Italian friends – bassist/vocalist Carlo Cremascoli and guitarist Giacomo Poli – when he was just 18 years old. In 2009, the group self-released their debut EP, “The Carved Flesh Message,” which they supported by performing alongside the likes of Psycroptic, Skeletonwitch and The Black Dahlia Murder.


Four years later, HISS FROM THE MOAT released their debut full-length, “Misanthropy,” via Lacerated Enemy/Nuclear Blast. The band's intense use of both extremes of death and black metal produced an album that stood alongside those of acts such as Behemoth, Belphegor and Rotting Christ.


Following the release of “Misanthropy,” HISS FROM THE MOAT embarked on an extensive tour across Russia, Europe and Asia, delivering aggressive and visually engaging performances backed by the blackened intensity of the band's new material. During this period, Payne left the legendary death metal act Vital Remains – a group he joined following a two-year stint with Italian death metal powerhouse Hour of Penance – to focus full-time on HISS FROM THE MOAT, and the band extended from a three-piece to a quartet with the addition of Max Cirelli (guitar/vocals).


Over the past two years, the band has toured extensively worldwide while working between the U.S. and Italy to write “The Harrier.” Now, HISS FROM THE MOAT aim to unleash another sonic onslaught that captures the band's range of death and black metal inspiration while creating a unique and intense presence in the world of extreme music.

Extreme Blackened Death Metal Group NEVALRA Signs With M-Theory Audio

Debut full-length album due in late spring; band to perform tomorrow night in Kansas City


The Missouri-based extreme blackened death trio NEVALRA – whose acclaimed 2015 EP, “The Black Flame,” made waves throughout the metal underground – has signed with M-Theory Audio, who will release the group's full-length debut later this year.


NEVALRA was founded in 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Scott Eames (Thy Antichrist) and quickly evolved from a one-man band into a full-fledged group. The group self-released several singles that were compiled and released as “The Black Flame” EP, which MetalSucks writer Phil Boozeman named one of his Top 10 metal albums of 2015. (“Eames’ shrieks need to be heard in person to be believed,” Phil wrote, “because what you hear on the recording is exactly how Eames and the rest of the band sound live.") Check out the lyric video for “Terror Throne” from that previous release to get an idea of what’s in store.


Says Eames, "NEVALRA is thrilled to sign with M-Theory Audio. I look forward to working with M-Theory's team and to take yet another big step for NEVALRA. Together, we have already hit the ground running. We anticipate a very successful partnership."


NEVALRA has headlined extensively throughout the Midwest performing alongside such notable groups as Deicide, Suffocation, Venom Inc. and Trivium, in addition to a headlining show in Puerto Rico. In 2018, the group made their second appearance at the Full Terror Assault festival, where they shared the stage with the likes of Demolition Hammer, Death Angel and Immolation, and Cincinnati's Transplant Fest (Incantation, Ringworm, Black Fast).  


NEVALRA's next live performances will take place tomorrow night (Jan. 4) at the Riot Room in Kansas City and on Saturday (Jan. 5) at the Missouri Metal Fest in the group's hometown of Columbia, Missouri.


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