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ARCH ENEMY premieres JUDAS PRIEST cover track, “Breaking The Law”

This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight (October 23), be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.

ARCH ENEMY covered the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” for this special release; to hear their version of the track, head over to Revolver Mag for the premiere.

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic ‘Breaking The Law’ anthem by JUDAS PRIEST is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as ARCH ENEMY as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Video For “Babylonian Pandemonium”

New Pandemonium Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records

No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world. They will do this with their new studio album Pandemonium which will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records.

This record truly show shows that fatigue is a foreign word to the CAVALERA brothers. Front man Max CAVALERA rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound. This is put on display even further in the band’s new video for the song “Babylonian Pandemonium”. Today the video receives its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection. Check out the video for this brutal “Thrashterpiece”;

Pandemonium Track Listing:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

HOUR OF PENANCE announce tour with At The Gates, unveil playthrough video

Described as “a full-blown sonic assault of the purest death metal essence” (Against Magazine), HOUR OF PENANCE’s commanding new release “Regicide” consists of 11 tracks of “blistering speed and extreme fury” (MetalSucks). The band are proud to announce they will showcase their furious blasphemy as they join Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates throughout Italy in January!

Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented, “We?re honored to share the stage with such a legendary band. This will be the best way to start 2015!”

Moschini also revealed “We?re now working with a new booking agent here in Europe, District-19 (Asphyx, Gama Bomb), so there?s a lot more touring to come!”

In addition to the new tour, bassist Marco Mastrobuono has teamed up with GearGods to reveal a play-through video of “Reforging The Crown,” a track from “Regicide” which the band recently showcased in their first-ever music video (SEEN HERE)!

UPCOMING HOUR OF PENANCE TOUR DATES:
10/24 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club #
10/25 Calenzano, IT – Cycle #
1/16 Bologna, IT – Estragon ^
1/17 Rome, IT – Orion ^
1/18 Milan, IT – Live Club ^
# with Fleshgod Apocalpyse
^ with At The Gates

RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Today

Bay Area sci-fi death battalion, RINGS OF SATURN, has invaded and decimated the nation’s rock charts, with the first week’s numbers for Lugal Ki En having landed this week.

Following its North American release through Unique Leader Records on October 14th, RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, jaw-dropping third full-length, Lugal Ki En, took the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart and #26 on the Independent album chart. The album also slaughtered the Hard Music chart taking the #12 position, as well as #41 on the Rock chart!

RINGS OF SATURN also embarks on their new invasion of the population, as their tour as guest support for As Blood Runs Black begins this evening, Thursday, October 23rd, in Simi Valley, California. The tour will systematically waste thirty American cities as it winds through the entire county before closing down in Anaheim back in California on November 29th, with additional support from Upon This Dawning, Elitist, The Convalescence, and Those Who Fear on select dates. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN has scheduled three off-tour headlining dates without the rest of the tour package, in Cheyenne, Milwaukee and Pensacola.

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CARCASS: “LIVESTOCK MARKETPLACE” LYRIC VIDEO NOW ONLINE

A lyric video for ?Livestock Marketplace,? a track off the upcoming Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 5-song EP release due out in North America on November 10th, is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

The Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP includes songs from the 2013 Surgical Steel recording sessions plus one previously unreleased track. The track listing is:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

Pre-order the Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop as a digi-pak, as black and exclusive clear vinyl, or as imported gold and silver vinyl editions.

The Acacia Strain: First-ever vinyl release of ‘The Dead Walk’ due on Black Friday

In celebration of this year’s “Black Friday” retail holiday, Prosthetic Records will release an exclusive LP pressing of THE ACACIA STRAIN’s critically acclaimed 2006 release “The Dead Walk,” which has never before been available on vinyl. Limited to 1,000 copies on “piggy pink” wax, the album will include a color lyric insert and original cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord).

“The Dead Walk” LP will be available on Nov. 28 at select independent record stores throughout North America.

“The Dead Walk” marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (All That Remains, August Burns Red) while being mastered by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed). The album — the band’s first to feature drummer Kevin Boutot — includes the song “Predator; Never Prey” which features guest vocals from Phil Labonte (All That Remains) and Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. “Sarin: The End”
2. “Burnface”
3. “4X4″
4. “As If Set Afire”
5. “Angry Mob Justice” (music video; featured below)
6. “Whoa! Shut It Down!”
7. “See You Next Tuesday”
8. “Demolishor”
9. “Pity”
10. “Predator; Never Prey” (feat. Mitch Lucker, Phil Labonte & more)
11. “The Dead Walk”

ENSLAVED: STUDIO OF MAD MEN – EPISODE 1

Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, composer, and founding member of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, offers the first installment in the seven-part ?Studio Of Mad Men? series shedding insight into the band?s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release.

?Duper Studios, Bergen: It is a Tuesday, and just three days since we did the Eidsivablot show with Wardruna in Eidsvoll, Norway and performed ?Skuggsjá? [a very special concert piece co-written by Bjørnson and Wardruna?s Einar Selvik to honor the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution]. These last few months have been brutal with two full sets of new music worked on in parallel, so rigging up drums, stacks, and instruments for this new recording feels like reaching some wonderful new shore after months of rough sailing.?

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EYEHATEGOD Announces Australian Tour Dates + Roadburn 2015 Appearances

New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever. A few months later, EYEHATEGOD will pillage their way through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn where they’ll punish ears with two sets of gristly Southern, hardcore blues debauchery on April 9th and 10th.

EYEHATEGOD is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below.

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AT THE GATES to headline fourth annual Decibel Magazine Tour with CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends AT THE GATES join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes CONVERGE and U.K. death/doom supergroup VALLENFYRE, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.

Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS’ first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.

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Crowbar Debuts New Music Video, More Tour Dates

Sludge mavens CROWBAR have debuted an all new music video today exclusively through NOISEY MUSIC for their latest single, “Symmetry in White.” Directed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios (GOATWHORE, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD), this is the second video Holderbeast has done for the band having directed their last video for “Walk With Knowledge Wisely.”

CROWBAR has also announced a new batch of tour dates with label-mates UNEARTH and BLACK CROWN INITIATE for December. Dates will kick off in Pensacola, FL at the Vinyl Music Hall and trek through the eastern half of the U.S. before finishing up in Longview, TX.

Symmetry in Black was released back in May and sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release, the highest of any LP?s in the band?s 25 year career, beating out its predecessor Sever the Wicked Hand released in 2011. Symmetry in Black has received quite the critical reception to boot. Metalsucks states, “It?s no surprise that it?s excellent, but what is a surprise is just how excellent it is.? With Windstein?s focus entirely on Crowbar for the first time since the band?s inception, the anticipation was higher than ever leading up to its release leading internet giants LOUDWIRE to declare, “Windstein?s singular focus pays off.?

Lastly, tastemakers INVISIBLE ORANGES go as far to say that the band “deliver their trademark style of passionate and despondent hardcore-influenced sludge metal with ruthlessness and grace, crafting a masterful album.? The crushing signature sound of Crowbar is at its peak on Symmetry in Black, the band?s most diverse yet cohesive release.

1. Walk With Knowledge Wisely
2. Symmetry In White
3. The Taste Of Dying
4. Reflection Of Deceit
5. Ageless Decay
6. Amaranthine
7. The Foreboding
8. Shaman Of Belief
9. Teach The Blind To See
10. A Wealth Of Empathy
11. Symbolic Suicide
12. The Piety Of Self-Loathing

IRON REAGAN Kick Off US Tour

Richmond, Virginia’s IRON REAGAN will kicked off their North American tour last night in Brooklyn, NY.  The band is touring in support of their Relapse Records debut The Tyranny of Will that is out now.  The tour, which includes headline shows, dates alongside Eyehategod and Powertrip as well as a festival appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX runs through November 21st culminating in a huge hometown show in Richmond, VA.

IRON REAGAN’s video for the song “Miserable Failure”, which was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang) can be viewed HERE;

The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN’s Relapse debut is available now! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.

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SODOM to Release New EP Sacred Warpath in January 2015 on SPV/Steamhammer

On Tour in Europe With KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY!

Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has important things to say on the subject of the brand-new SODOM EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He’s really vented his feelings: “Since we’ve been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we’ve decided to make our voices head … while there’s still time. ‘Sacred Warpath’ was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it’s a good idea to release it now as an appetizer for future Sodom tracks. Because it’s going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we’re afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it’s probably more authentic than any of our releases so far.”

Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of SODOM’s new EP: “The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it’s guaranteed to become a rare collectors’ item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s, which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that’s intentional. That’s what we’ve always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it’s too late. Our music will help you!”

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RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next Week

RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. The album invaded purchase points stateside on Tuesday and today sees its way into European outlets, amidst an inundation of floored reactions from media outlets and open-minded fans of technical, extreme metal.

A cataclysmic display of RINGS OF SATURN’s most vicious, sci-fi obliteration yet, Lugal Ki En surges with nearly forty-five minutes relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction, based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. The album was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies), and features conceptual art pieces by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art.

All of Lugal Ki En is now available for human consumption, streaming via YouTube RIGHT HERE;

The LP version of Lugal Ki En comes in two limited edition color varieties — purple and four-color splatter — bound in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download card.

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HUNTRESS To Support AMON AMARTH In Europe/UK Early 2015!

Supporting Arch Enemy And Kreator In North America This Fall!

California’s HUNTRESS will be touring North Amercia this fall with Arch Enemy and Kreator in support of their latest release, 2013’s Starbound Beast. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH.

HUNTRESS will continue their rapid pace, having just announced a full European tour with Amon Amarth as direct support! Vocalist Jill Janus on the upcoming tour:

“The Gods have spoken! HUNTRESS will spend a wintery month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It’s a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support. Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, just launching into a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we’re now recording our third album in Los Angeles with production duo Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and Jim Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry, Kyng), slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! Hail Heavy Metal!”

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KRISIUN begins work on new album; launches new video for “Blood Of Lions”

Death metal maniacs KRISIUN are proud to present their new video for “Blood Of Lions”, taken from their latest studio album, The Great Execution, and to announce the last set of dates on their “Great Execution World Tour”. The band comments:

“We made this video clip in celebration of 4 years of relentlessly touring around the globe in support of the album ‘The Great Execution’. This video features live footage shots from most of the festivals and clubs we played on this tour so far, just for you to feel the live energy of the band, from big festivals to small clubs. No fake fantasy or bullshit, just the sheer power we deliver in our live shows. During the past 4 years we played in various countries around the world and we’ll be wrapping up this world tour now by hitting places we haven’t played before yet on this cycle, this time going to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai/Emirates.”

See below for upcoming dates and watch the video here:

KRISIUN has also started working on a new album, which is set for release in 2015. Moyses Kolesne (guitar) comments:

“We already have 8 new songs for the new album. We are still writing some more songs, and I can say we are very satisfied with the results. It’s going to be recorded around February/March 2015, with a possible release in the summer of 2015.”

KRISIUN live:
Nov. 6 – Osaka, Japan – Namba Rockets
Nov. 7 – Nagoya, Japan – Imaike Club 3Star
Nov. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone
Nov. 9 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone
Nov. 12 – Perth, Australia – Amplifier
Nov. 13 – Brisbane, Australia – Crowbar
Nov. 14 – Sydney, Australia – The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
Nov. 15 – Melbourne, Australia – Bendigo Hotel
Nov. 16 – Wellington, New Zealand – Valhalla
Nov. 17 – Auckland, New Zealand – Kings Arms
Nov. 18 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong
Nov. 22 – Dubai, Emirates – The Music Room

NEUROSIS: New North American Performances Begin This Weekend At Southwest Terror Fest

NEUROSIS begins a new string of North American tour and festival dates beginning this weekend with two headlining shows.

First, the band will perform on the main stage of Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, this Saturday, October 18th in Tucson, Arizona, with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. The next evening, October 19th, NEUROSIS will headline a one-off show in Denver, Colorado with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents.

One week later, NEUROSIS will perform at the second Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas on Satruday, October 25th alongside Neurot kin, Corrections House, with Voivod, Samhain, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more also set to play at the gathering.

Next month, the second annual Bestia Festival in Mexico City, Mexico, has invited NEUROSIS to take part in their five-day gala, set to run from November 19th to the 23rd, with performances from The Ex, Monogatari, (SIC), Han Bennink, Terrie Ex, Marc Ribot, Ray Anderson, Bob Stewart and others confirmed, in addition to music workshops, film screenings and more will fill the festival grounds.

Additional NEUROSIS live sightings will be made in 2015, including the band’s return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore alongside fellow Neurot acts Ufomammut and Yob, where NEUROSIS plays on Sunday, May 24th with Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Primordial, Winter, Tombs and more.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/25/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival – Ciudad, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

GOATWHORE Releases “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed” Video

Louisiana’s favorite blackened thrash goliaths, GOATWHORE, have launched a brand new music video for the track “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed.” The song appears on their latest collection of NOLA-flavored audio devastation, entitled Constricting Rage Of The Merciless;

Tomorrow night, GOATWHORE will be performing at New Orleans’ notorious House Of Shock where the band’s “Baring Teeth for Revolt” video was filmed!. For tickets and info, check out the band’s facebook event page. Following their House Of Shock performance, GOATWHORE will take on their next leg of Autumn live assaults set to commence October 23rd in St. Louis. The band will quash eleven metropolises including three shows supporting death rock/horror punk icons, Samhain, before heading overseas for a European takeover with Dying Fetus, Malevolence and Fallujah.

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Despised Icon Announce Reunion shows

Reactivated Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have now announced some North American shows this Winter. The band recently performed a run of dates in Europe, four years after announcing that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together. Vocalist, Alex Erian comments:

“Cheers to everyone that came out to our reunion shows this summer. The response was overwhelming. It felt just like in the good old days. We promised you a few more in Canada and the US, so here you go! There won’t be any other dates so don’t miss out. Keep it brutal.”

Confirmed dates and final dates:

Dec 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Dec 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Dec 21 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

1349 stream POSSESSED cover track

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have released a cover track taken from death metal pioneers POSSESSED. The track, titled “The Heretic” is streaming now;

Previously, “The Heretic” was only available on the limited North American version of 1349’s new album, ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ on CD digipak. ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ was released in North America on September 30, and is available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats.

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DEAD CONGREGATION: East Coast Tour w/MAUSOLEUM & PISSGRAVE Draws Near

Revered Greek death metal squadron DEAD CONGREGATION is about to take the East Coast by storm, aided and abetted by zombified death cult MAUSOLEUM and bestial black/death noiseniks PISSGRAVE. Presented by Signature Riff, the seven-date tour will see them share stages with local talent like OAK, CHURCHBURN, MUTANT SUPREMACY, and more.

The death march starts off in Baltimore at the Metro Gallery, brutalize Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar, then head north before looping back down, culminating at Bayonne, NJ’s Lot 13.

DEAD CONGREGATION’s latest opus, Promulgation of the Fall, was released by Profound Lore Records earlier this year and received an avalanche of critical acclaim. Mausoleum’s sophomore album is now available from Razorback Records, and Pissgrave’s depraved 2014 demo is currently available from Graceless Recordings.

DEAD CONGREGATION US TOUR 2014
10/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ OAK
10/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Immortal Bird
10/21 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph?s Rock Diner w/ Desolate
10/22 – Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ Churchburn
10/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Rockin Buffalo Saloon w/ Darkapathy
10/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ Wrought Iron
10/25 – Bayonne, NJ @ Lot 13 w/ Mutant Supremacy, Dridge

ABYSMAL DAWN Debut Lyric Video for “Laborem Morte Liberat Te”

The past weeks have seen the release of 2 face-ripping tracks from ABYSMAL DAWN’s forthcoming release Obsolescene. Today the third song comes your way in the form of a lyric video. Get a first look at the lyric video for “Laborem Morte Liberat Te”;

Obsolescence will be released October 27th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse Records and digitally via Bandcamp. The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats. The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection’s “Night’s Blood” and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album. A Relapse exclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster. The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession).

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Drops New Ode Of Acrimony At Noisey; Desideratum Release Day Looms

Today Noisey spews forth a new ode of acrimony from the UK’s favorite extreme metal miscreants, ANAAL NATHRAKH. Titled “The One Thing Needful,” the latest hymn serves as the fourth movement on the band’s forthcoming Desideratum full-length, slated for release later this month via Metal Blade Records.

Crowned, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” “elite level mind-fuckers,” and “aural devastators” by Decibel Magazine, Desideratum is doused in enough fury to level a nation. Said AngryMetalGuy in advance review of the record, “Desideratum is a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth armageddon. ANAAL NATHRAKH continue their brand of grinding merriment, sanity be damned, and they are taking your sorry ass with them. Submit, and revel in the insanity yet again.” Adds Noisey, “The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently.”

Get mauled by the vehement sounds of “The One Thing Needful,” now playing at Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – replicates the sounds of true evil. With both screaming banshee tirades and traditional vocals set against an dense wall of controlled chaos, what ANAAL NATHRAKH manifests is wholly petrifying yet inexplicably inviting. Hallmarked by crushing musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, ANAAL NATHRAKH’s sound is infused with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Desideratum was produced by Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

War of Ages join Battlecross on Winter Warriors Tour

This November War of Ages are joining forces with Battlecross and Wretched on the Winter Warriors Tour, paying tribute to the military with special events throughout the tour. Tickets on sale this Friday!

Nov 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at The Intersection
Nov 28 – Erie, PA @ BT Theater
Nov 30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Dec 2 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Dec 3 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Dec 4 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Dec 5 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Dec 6 – Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
Dec 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Dec 8 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Dec 9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Dec 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
Dec 13 – Sparks, NV @ The Alley
Dec 15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec 16 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershcok
Dec 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar
Dec 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Dec 19 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Dec 20 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
Dec 26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 27 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Dec 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Dec 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec 30 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium

ENSLAVED: NEW ALBUM UPDATE FROM THE STUDIO

Norway’s progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED are currently in the studio recording their thirteenth full-length album and offer fans this latest update:

“As always, it is hard to formulate an exact direction ENSLAVED is or is not heading in with the new album. This duality is part of the essence of the band: The ability to maintain consistency and a strong identity and, at the same time, surprise both the oldest fans and even ourselves with new musical directions. The new material is darker and rawer, more aggressive and direct, yet continues the exploration deeper into progressive, softer, and more melodic territories with at times complex song structures, combined with unusually immediate (for ENSLAVED, at least) elements. The high level of energy in the songs reflects both an inspired and an ever-harder working band that keeps pushing their own and their associated genres’ limits. ”

Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios.

Additional experimentation and sonic exploration will be conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where the band took a mobile studio to record the infamous “Thorn” 7″ single in 2012.

The new album is being produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing will be done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

Artwork will be illustrated by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all seven album covers since 2001?s Monumension.

2012’s studio release, RIITIIR, garnered ENSLAVED a seventh nomination for a Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of the American Grammy) in the category of “Best Metal Album.” They have won a Spellemann Award four consecutive times for the following four studio albums: Axioma Ethica Odini (2010), Vertebrae (2008), Ruun (2006), and Isa (2004).

RIITIIR debuted at #8 on the American Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart in October 2012 and appeared on numerous “Best Albums of 2012″ lists around the world.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Premieres New Song

No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records and shows that fatigue is a foreign word for them. Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.

Today another song from Pandemonium is being unveiled and receiving an exclusive premiere courtesy of Loudwire. Check out the worldwide exclusive premiere of the song “Babylonian Pandemonium” at Loudwire.

Pandemonium can be pre-ordered on Amazon, the Napalm Records Webstore and iTunes

The first track from Pandemonium is available for streaming now. Check out “Bonzai Kamakazi” here:

Pandemonium Track Listing:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

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